Acerca de

Foggy Lake

Overnight Camps

Overview

Camp Koala has been hosting overnight camps since 2009 for youth who have lost someone to death. We typically offer two overnight camps per year, during the spring and fall. Campers enjoy two nights at a Camp located in Union County, PA, packed with thoughtful activities and tons of recreational play like fishing, boating, archery and more!  

 

Each Camper is paired with a caring Big Buddy volunteer for the entire weekend.  Our volunteer staff range from nurses, social workers, artists, musicians, dancers and movement therapists, police officers, teachers, others who have also lost someone. We also have a pet therapy team on site, and these wonderful dogs and their handlers stay with the campers all weekend.

 

Camp is not a sad place, but a place of healing and memory making. We'd love to have your child join us!

Fall Camp 2022

We're excited to get back together at Camp Karoondinha in Weikert, PA, from September 16-18 for our first overnight camp in 2022! We're working hard to organize an awesome camp filled with classic favorite activities as well as some new. We're now accepting Camper and Volunteer registrations. Click the buttons below to get involved - remember, spots fill up quickly!

istockphoto-1187716877-170667a.jpeg

Campers' Packing List

Make sure your camper has everything they need to enjoy a fun, safe, and comfortable weekend overnight camp using our handy recommended packing list below! Questions? Email director@campkoala.org for more information and/or guidance.  Click here to download a printable list.

Linens

  • Twin sheets

  • Sleeping bag and/or blanket (it can get very cold at night, so extras never hurt!)

  • Pillow and pillowcase(s)

  • Towel, wash cloth

Clothing

  • Shower shoes/flip flops (not allowed outside of cabin/bathhouse)

  • Proper footwear (sneakers or hiking sandals only - flip flops or other types of shoes are not allowed outside of cabin)

  • Extra shoes (sneakers or hiking sandals - nobody likes wet shoes!)

  • Rain gear (i.e. rain coat, rain boots, etc.)

  • Sweatshirt and/or jacket

  • 2 shirts, including one long-sleeved (we provide Camp Koala t-shirts)

  • 2 pairs of shorts, 1 pair of long pants

  • 4 pairs of socks

  • 3 pairs of underwear

  • 1-2 pairs of pajamas and/or sweatsuit

Toiletries

  • Comb/brush

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste

  • Deodorant (unscented is best)

  • Soap/liquid body wash (unscented is best)

  • Shampoo, conditioner (unscented or lightly scented is best)

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug repellant

  • Bathroom transport bag, for taking your toiletries back & forth to the bathhouse

Misc.

  • Large (gallon-sized) zip lock baggie for wet items

  • Flash light with fresh batteries

  • Picture of deceased loved ones(s) for craft project (photocopies don't work well with Mod Podge)

Please note that these items are prohibited from camp: cell phones, any electronics, money, items such as video games, radios of any kind, and any other valuables. Camp Koala will not be responsible for these items. If any of these items are brought to camp, they will be kept in the staff cabin until the conclusion of camp. Also, please do not bring any kind of candy, gum or food to camp, as these attract insects and animals. All food and snacks will be provided to campers at no cost.

websitebknd-2-01.png
"I was afraid to come at first because I didn't want to cry in front of anyone. Camp wasn't a sad place at all. I made lots of friends and was surprised it was fun. I want to come back again. I didn't mind talking about my Dad because I felt like everyone was just like me and wanted to listen to my story and my feelings." - Camper