Is this summer your first time sending your son(s) to sleepaway camp? If so, you’ve probably figured out by now that choosing a sleepaway camp in PA can be extremely difficult. You also probably asked around for recommendations and heard good, bad, and mythical things about sleepaway camp that didn’t help your decision making process much. Note that every child’s camp experience is different, and you can rest assured that you’ve landed on the right camp page! We at Camp Shohola are here to put an end to some of the myths you may have heard about sleepaway camp, and get your son(s) signed up for the best summer of their lives!

4 Sleepaway Camp Myths

Myth: “Children that get homesick often should only attend short sessions of sleepaway camp.”

Fact: We deal with homesickness all the time here at Camp Shohola, and we believe that longer sleepaway camp sessions work better to help children get over the feeling of homesickness. Children who go away to sleepaway camp for a longer session have more time to adapt, have fun, and feel a sense of accomplishment. 

Myth: “My child’s friend loved said last year, so my child definitely will too.”

Fact: No two children are the same, therefore you can’t judge a camp off of someone else’s opinions. Look for a camp that has activities that your son(s) is interested in.

Myth: “Camps that are expensive are the best.”

Fact: The rates for sleepaway camps vary for every camp. Every sleepaway camp is different, and not every expensive camp is great. In fact, some of the best camp’s offer very reasonable prices like we do here at Camp Shohola.

Myth: “My child isn’t ready for sleepaway camp.”

Fact: To know for sure if your child is ready for sleepaway camp or not see how they do sleeping at a friends house.

We invite you to visit our camp site in PA. This is one of the best ways to explore the campgrounds, see all of the sleepaway camp facilities, see if your son(s) likes it, and if he can see himself here this summer! The benefits of our sleepaway camp are endless, and Camp Shohola is a great experience for boys to grow and have a fun. Contact us today!


Camp Shohola is one of the best sleepaway camps for boys in the Country. If you’re looking for a summer camp for boys that highlights activities like: land sports, water sports, outdoor adventures, equestrian, communications and technology, and the arts in the Northeast area: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, contact Camp Shohola at: 570.371.4760

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