Create Your Own Summer!

About Independent Lake Camp

Independent Lake Camp is an awesome sleep-away summer camp dedicated to a diverse community, committed creativity, the best facilities, and powerful, individualized programming. Our coed summer camp offers boys and girls ages 6-17 the option of a 2,4,6 or 8 week session. The friendships and connections that are developed at ILC are one of the main reasons of what makes the ILC experience so special.

ILC provides the facilities, equipment and talented, hand-selected personnel from all over the world to ensure fantastic activities that are rich with integrity.   And unlike the more traditional camps, ILC provides these campers with a whole universe of activities, and the positive energy and atmosphere that helps campers have the confidence to dive into something completely new.

ILC is quite simply one of the best overnight summer camps in Pennsylvania, the Northeast and America. We are a fantastic circus camp, sports camp, dance camp, performing arts camp, skateboard camp, arts camp, extreme sports camp, rock and electronic music camp, computer / role playing games camp and equestrian camp all rolled in to one unbelievable summer experience!

Mission Statement



and celebrate diversity: honoring people for whom they are, in an open-minded and open-hearted spirit of trust, acceptance, recognition, and kindness.


a safe, supportive, exciting summer of discovery during which campers experience and connect to people of all ages and backgrounds, and in the process connect to all aspects of their own diverse selves as well.


that “fun” and “learning” should be synonyms (especially in summer!), leading to greater physical, emotional, and intellectual skills, comfort levels, and pride: observable gifts of growth with which the child returns home.


counselors, staff, and all who work with our campers, to set the standard for, and to achieve, the ideal in positive, successful,life-enriching interactions with every single child.


and endow young people with such a wealth of esteem for themselves, for humanity, and for the adventure and meaningful joy possible in life, that, entering the larger stage of adult community, they heal,repair, and enhance our world-at-large.