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. Boys from the age of 9-15 are served in our program.

Counselor with campers


Bald Eagle Boys Camp is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services as a Child Residential and Day Treatment Facility. We are recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a non-public private school and function as an alternative education program.

Campers proud of a freshly dug post hole

Bald Eagle Boys Camp

Board of Directors

Leonard Martin, Chairman
Dave Rotelle, Vice Chairman
Conrad Shenk, Treasurer
Conrad Shank, Secretary
Dennis Martin
Dwight Martin
John Smoker
Roger Forrester
Mark King

Staff Members

Laverne Beachy, Director
Laverne has served as Director at Camp since 2011. Prior to this, he filled the roles of Program Director, Supervisor and Counselor. After serving as Counselor, he left Camp for a few years and got married. He and his wife returned to Bald Eagle in 2001.

Vince Kauffman, Program Director

Vince has been serving as Program Director since 2011. He has also served in the positions of Supervisor and Counselor, being actively involved since 2007.

A therapeutic camper at Bald Eagle Boys Camp