Camp History

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.

Counselor with campers

Licensing

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.

Campers sawing a log at Bald Eagle Boys Camp
 

Bald Eagle Boys Camp

 

Board of Directors


Dwight L. Martin, Vice Chairman
Dennis Martin, Treasurer
Mark Olweiler, Secretary
John Sensenig
Leonard Martin
Calvin Lapp
Eli Martin, Emeritus

 

Staff Members

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.

A therapeutic camper at Bald Eagle Boys Camp