Camp Shohola has been family owned and operated by the Bargers when Frank Barger purchased the camp back in 1943. Even though it has been passed down 3 different generations, one thing that has always been preserved is the “Classic Camp” feel which is so noticeable when you visit Shohola. The beautiful natural setting of camp remains quite intact to this day, and the growth in enrollment to approximately 160 boys has not changed the fact that Shohola feels like a nice small camp where everybody knows each other.
Our goal is to provide a happy and safe environment where each camper has fun, has a positive experience, matures, and has the opportunity to expand his boundaries and self-knowledge. The belief that each individual is special is the center of our philosophy. Our challenge every summer is to nurture that specialness whether it is an athletic skill, artistic talent or a compassionate heart. Shohola is a community that encourages campers to reach, with the expectation that others will give support and encouragement.
The benefits of a small camp are simple. At Shohola, each child has more personal attention from the counselors, better supervision during activities, and everyone in camp knows each other by name. Shohola parents can call any time and expect to speak to the director. What’s more, they can expect the director to know their child by name. Camp Shohola has one of the best supervision ratios in the camping industry with nearly a two-to-one camper to counselor ratio.