Anne Shore Camp Helps Kids Explore Nature While Learning

Following a season of canceled or scaled-down program offerings, the Anne Shore Camp (ASC) team was excited to welcome kids and teens back last summer for full camp experiences at 19 camps operating across seven states along the East Coast. With the safety of our participants always our top priority, the camps followed state COVID-19 protocols throughout the summer.

After a very unconventional school year, 692 children attended two-, three- or four-week sessions for some much-needed time to unplug from electronics, get outside, explore interests and connect with new and old friends. At the end of the camp season, ASC conducted a satisfaction survey. According to member responses, 89 percent said their child enjoyed the camp experience, 93 percent said they were extremely likely to apply for ASC again and 95 percent said they would recommend the ASC program to other members.

Over the years, ASC participants have shown significant growth in leadership-skill development. As a result, participation in a camp’s leadership program has led directly to employment. Below are a few ASC alums who worked at camps in 2021:

  • Quincy Dover served as Camp Director at Hands In 4 Youth.
  • William Egle, Gavin Buchanan and Izhabelle Barlatier were counselors/employees at the Susquehannock Camps.
  • Maiya Clark, Amit Puthan, Emenigi Arzu, Romeek Carr and Danyel Kenis work as staff (mostly counselors) at Camp Glen Brook.
  • Skylar Clarillo was a counselor at the French Woods Sports and Arts Center.

While ASC’s summer 2022 application period is closed, we look forward to another exciting camp season this summer.