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Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp
114 SR 103 South
Mt. Union, PA 17066-9601
(814) 542-2511 (Local)
(814) 542-7437 (Fax)
blcood@verizon.net
http://www.beaconlodge.com

Brief Description

The Pennsylvania Lions' Beacon Lodge Camp is a 583-acre camp for children and adults with special needs including blindness, deafness, and many other physical and mental challenges.

Beacon Lodge was established in 1948 as a summer camp for blind residents of Pennsylvania and has become a conference center for special groups, an educational facility for families, and a rental camp for group retreats

Hours of operation: 11-day sessions at residential camp, 6-day special-needs sessions.
Staff description: 5 full-time, 60 summer paid staff.
Geographic area served: Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

Staff

Ellen Miller, Executive Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Counseling
    • Offers self-help direction.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers residential summer camp activities, including arts and crafts, bowling, swimming, wrestling, hiking, basketball, shuffleboard, bus trips, archery, canoeing, kayaking.

Services for Children

  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • Summer residential programs for both kids and adults. Activities include swimming, boating, fishing, hikes, sleep-outs, cook-outs, climbing, caving, crafts and more!
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