Residential Camp

Fun, Family and Fellowship


About Residential Camp-

At Camp Crystal Lake we create a positive environment that is safe, fun and rewarding. Our motto of “Fun, Family and Fellowship” is the foundation we build upon. Campers have the opportunity to grow as leaders through group living and to appreciate the value of family. Our ultimate goal is to provide campers and staff with an experience that encourages both confidence and self worth.

Camp Crystal Lake’s Residential Camp program is for children who have finished 2nd to 9th grade. Residential Camp is a traditional co-ed program offered in one or two-week sessions.

Welcome Parents-

Welcome parents, we are glad you are here! Below you will find lots of information about our Residential Camp. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 855-651-CAMP or email


Four of the original buildings (built in 1942) remain part of our camp today. Although the use of the buildings has changed over the years, these relics remind us of our past. The “Rec” Hall has a stage, piano and a sound system for camp dances and rainy day activities. The arts building is where our arts-and-crafts, art on fire, drumming and guitar classes meet. The director’s house is where Scott, our director, his wife Holly and their children, Bryce & Brooke, live year round.

Our camp houses ten modern cabins. There is a boys’ side of camp and a girls’ side, each with five cabins. Our fully air-conditioned dining hall seats 210 people and has a well-equipped kitchen. Our centrally located clinic is staffed by a nurse for all camper health needs. Pavilions dot the landscape at camp; these covered areas have picnic tables, ceiling fans and lights.

At camp we call it up the hill and down the hill…

What’s up the hill? Our outdoor archery range, ropes course, mountain biking, arts-and-crafts, field sports, court sports and “Hot Dog Heights”, the primitive camp where our Adventure campers start out their week and our Camp-Craft class enjoys the outdoors.

What’s down the hill? Water skiing, water sports, canoe and kayak, skin-diving, standup paddle boarding, sailing and the “Rec” Hall, where all camp dances are held.


CampMinder is our database that streamlines our application and registration process.

  • Once on CampMinder, please login to your Camp In Touch account to review your account information
  • The first day to apply for Open Registration for camp is Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Open Registration closes on Friday, October 14th, 2016
  • Once your child has been accepted to attend CCL for the summer of 2017, you can login to Camp In Touch and fill out forms, view photos and send your camper email

Note: If your camper attended camp at CCL last summer, you may already have an account.

Residential Camp

Health & Safety-

Camp Crystal Lake has a nurse on staff and a medical doctor on call. Our camp nurse oversees all health related activities concerning campers and staff.

Note: Prior to attending camp, each camper is required to have up-to-date health information within the Camp In Touch system.

Dates & Fees

Residential Camp 2017
June 11th – June 16thSession 1
June 18th – June 23thSession 2
June 25th – July 7thSession 3
July 9th – July 14thSession 4
July 16th – July 28thSession 5
July 30th – August 4thSession 6
One Week Residential Fees
In County$515.00
Out of County$565.00
Two Week Residential Fees
In County$1,030.00
Out of County$1,090.00

Payment Options and Dates:

Full Pay– November

Two Payments– November and January

Monthly Payments– November, January, February, March and April

All sessions, begin on Sunday at 12:00 PM and end with our closing ceremony on Friday at 2:00 PM. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the closing ceremony on Friday afternoon.

The Jane Driscoll Scholarship Program-

Parents who are interested in receiving a scholarship should send an email to with the following attached:

1. A letter from the parent requesting the scholarship.

2. A letter from each child who needs a scholarship letting us know why they

want to come to camp.

Important things to remember: registration is first come – first served, so please make sure to register the day registration opens even if you have not yet heard back form us regarding your scholarship status. If your child is not placed in a session, because of late registration, we will place them on a waiting list for both their session and a scholarship. We offer partial and full scholarships. The number of scholarships we offer changes each year depending on the available funds.

Summer Themes

Summer Themes2017
Session 1ESPN
Session 2Western
Session 3Old School (Decades) & Fantasy/Fairy Week
Session 4Outer Space
Session 5Disney & Jungle
Session 6Under the Sea

What to Pack for One-Week Session:

(Double Clothing for Two Weeks)

• Sleeping bag OR a blanket, 2 sheets
• Pillow and cases
• 2 towels for swimming use
• 2 towels for bathing use
• 5 t-shirts or short-sleeve shirts
• 2 pajamas/ nightgowns
• 1 pair of long pants
• 2 long sleeve shirt
• 5 pairs of shorts
• Ample underwear and socks
• 1 pair of athletic shoes or sneakers
• Hat or cap
• 1 comb or brush
• 1 flashlight and batteries
• Sunscreen (waterproof)
• Water bottle
• Backpack
• Raincoat or poncho
• 2 bathing suits
• 2 wash cloths
• Water shoes, sandals, flip flops or sneakers that can get wet
• Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
• Insect repellant (non aerosol)
• Laundry bag
• Books, pens, pencils
• Small fan


***Please label ALL of your child’s clothing and gear!!!***


What Not to Bring:


Camp Crystal Lake is a natural setting to retreat from electronic technology and to get more in touch with yourself, your surroundings and others. Please do not bring the following items to camp:

• Cell phones are NOT permitted at camp
• Valuable items that could get lost, stolen or damaged such as cameras, radios, expensive watches, jewelry, iPads, personal music players, headphones, video games and other electronic devices