The Bald Eagle Boys Camp board of directors was formed in 1990 from a small group of Mennonite businessmen who had a vision for reaching out to troubled boys and their families.
After several years of research and planning, they decided to model the new program after the Wilderness Camping Program developed by Campbell Loughmiller with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Texas. This model has been developed for more than fifty years and has been implemented in successful programs all across the nation.
Bald Eagle Boys Camp began operation in January of 1995 with only three campers and five full time staff. Since then, we have grown to serve up to forty boys.
Bald Eagle Boys Camp is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as a Child Residential and Day Treatment Facility. We are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a non-public school. Our curriculum is annually evaluated by the Keystone Central School District. Bald Eagle Boys Camp is a member of Wilderness Road Therapeutic Camping Association, WRTCA an organization whose purpose is to offer training and support for programs like ours.
Board of Directors
Dwight L. Martin, Vice Chairman
Dennis Martin, Treasurer
Mark Olweiler, Secretary
Eli Martin, Emeritus
Brian Martin, Director
Brian has been at camp for more than ten years and has over fifteen years of varied experience leading summer and year-round camp programs in Canada and US.
Laverne Beachy, Program Director
Laverne has served as counselor, groupwork supervisor, and program director at camp over the last seven years.