Situated on nearly 800 acres of pristine land in Southern New Jersey, our camp experience offers wonderful opportunities for children, allowing them to build the character and confidence they will need to go out into the world as adults.
Every minute at Camp Ockanickon is full of excitement, interaction with friends and challenging activities. Our overnight camp provides all the elements of a traditional camp experience with a focus on the individual growth and development of skills and talents unique to boys.
“Ocky” boys may spend their days swimming and boating on Lake Stockwell, enjoying a game of basketball with their new friends, improving their aim on our archery or air riflery ranges or learning about plants and animals in our Earth Education program. They might also choose to write for the camp newspaper, learn how to play rugby or go fishing for bass in the lake. And our High and Low Challenge Courses and Climbing/Rappelling wall are the ultimate experiences for boys to build self-esteem and leadership and communication skills.
Evening activities and dances are scheduled to allow an opportunity for supervised co-ed social time, and each day ends with a time for campers to share about their day and continue building lifelong friends.
Our counselors arrive at camp from all corners of the globe and are strong AND compassionate, confident AND caring. They oversee a cabin of six to seven boys of the same age and provide each boy with a safe and fun environment.
From our youngest campers who we help along the path to developing habits for good choices in life to our oldest campers in the LIT and CIT programs for who we provide leadership opportunities, at Ocky we deliver a consistent, quality experience to each and every camper!
Activities and Features
Accommodating Special Needs Physical Disability
Religious Emphasis Non Denominational
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Climb and Rappel Ropes Course Backpacking Hiking
Performing Arts General Performing Arts Dance Drama
Health and Nutrition Vegetarian
Horseback Riding General Horseback Riding English Western
Individual Sports General Individual Sports Archery Riflery Tennis
Team Sports General Team Sports Baseball Basketball Football Field Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Volleyball
Water Sports General Water Sports Instructional Swimming Recreational Swimming Canoeing Fishing Kayaking
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts Ceramics Jewelry Design
Miscellaneous General Miscellaneous Actvities Color War Environmental Leadership Skills Photography