Cabin and Campsite Camping:
A $150.00 non-refundable fee is required to reserve your campsite or cabin. All remaining fees must be settled by the end of you’re the first day of your stay in camp.
Campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Camp fees will only be refunded for medical or emergency reasons. Fees will NOT be refunded due to dismissal for violation of any camp policies. The Camp Director will answer any questions you may have regarding this policy.
Onsite snacks and souvenirs:
Guppy Gulch operates a beach snack hut that is stocked with an assortment of soda, snacks, candy and ice cream. In addition, we have fresh hot pizza and an Amish bakery. We also have camp t-shirts on sale. The snack hut accepts cash and checks.
Lost and Found Items:
Guppy Gulch has two lost and found boxes. Found items can be turned in to the Camp Administration building. Items lost in or around the beach will be taken to the lost and found box at the snack hut. Persons looking for their lost items are encouraged to check these two locations.
At least two adults are to be onsite with each group. At least one of the two adults will be at least 21 years of age, the second adult must be at least 18 years of age. All leaders in camp are strongly encouraged to be trained in First Aid and CPR.
Guests, Early Arrivals or Departures:
Any person arriving at camp late, leaving camp early or just visiting camp must check in at the Administration building. Anyone who leaves camp during the week MUST sign out (and sign in) at the Administration building.
Bathing suits, water shoes, sun screen are the main uniform of the day. We do strongly suggest foot protection for around camp and on the piers.
Alcohol and Illegal Drugs:
Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are not permitted on camp property. Possession, use, or being under the influence on camp property will be cause for immediate dismissal.
Smoking is permitted in designated areas by those permitted by law to do so. Under no circumstances should anyone be smoking in a tent or campsite.
Initiations or hazing in any form is a direct violation of Guppy Gulch policy. Such an infraction is cause for dismissal from camp.
Each group will be allowed to take one vehicle at a time to the site to unload during check-In. After check-In, the only vehicles that are allowed to be driven in camp or stay at a site are those of the camp staff or for emergency reasons approved through the camp director.
Neither campers nor visitors are permitted bring personal firearms to camp.
Possession or the use of fireworks in camp is strictly prohibited and is cause for dismissal.
The use of liquid fuel lanterns and stoves is discouraged. Battery lanterns are preferred. Propane lanterns and stoves must be used under the direct supervision of qualified adults. Only adults are permitted to change and refill propane containers
Damage to camp equipment, buildings, or property beyond the normal wear and tear will result in a monetary charge against the unit for all damages. Fees will be charged based upon the extent of the damage. See the camp director for more details.
Any personal equipment of great value should be left at home. Everything should be clearly marked for identification. Guppy Gulch is not responsible for lost or damaged items but will do everything reasonably possible to help recover any items.
PA State Law prohibits pets in camp while in session.
Quiet hours begin at 10:30 pm and remain in effect until 6:30 am. No minors are allowed out of their site without an adult after 10:00 pm.
All injuries and illnesses must be reported to the Administration building. Guppy Gulch will provide a refrigerator and lock box for all prescription medications.
A First Aid station is located in the Administration building. Locate any staff member and go to the Administration building to take care of first aid cases or other emergencies.
Minor accidents can be treated in the campsite. All treatments MUST be recorded in the first aid log at the Administration building. If there are questions, report to the Administration building.
This behavior has no place in a camp. Fighting can be grounds for dismissal from camp at the camp director’s discretion.
No fishing on camp due to scuba and snorkeling programs.
Should a severe storm happen (tornado, windstorm, thunderstorm, hurricane, etc.) follow the instructions of the camp staff. All persons will report to the Pavilion and await instruction there.
Adults should be aware of the general location of all of their campers at all times. We strongly encourage you to do head counts of your campers periodically. If you believe someone is missing, conduct a search of the campsite and shower facilities. Should you find that you are missing a member, notify the Administration building immediately.
During the summer time, there is always a risk for wildfires caused by drought or other factors. It is extremely important to follow all instructions from the camp staff related to fire restrictions and locations to burn. It is extremely important that all campers and staff make a conscious effort to reduce and eliminate the possibility of causing fire. Such actions that increase the likelihood of fires include: flicking matches, creating fires outside of an appropriate fire pit, and cigarette butts thrown on the ground.
Check-in begins at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon at the Administration building. Please do not plan on arriving until 1:45 pm.
After checking-In at the Administration Building, each group will be assigned a staff member. This guide will help:
- Get your campers settled into your site
- Walk through the site with you to identify damaged equipment so your group isn’t held responsible
- Take the group on a tour of camp
- Take the group to their swim checks
- Obtain necessary equipment or replace necessary damaged equipment
Due to the nature of the programs and inherent danger associated with them, it is necessary to designate certain areas OFF LIMITS. No one should go near any of these areas unless accompanied by a trained and qualified instructor. Any violation of these areas may result in dismissal from camp.
Off limit areas include:
- Director’s trailer and grounds surrounding it
- Staff areas
- Maintenance and supply area
- Other group’s campsites unless invited
- Program areas unless accompanied by staff members
- Beach snack hut outside of normal hours
- Beach and pier areas, boating, and water attractions outside of normal operating hours