Camp Lohikan

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Camp Lohikan
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Location Lake Como, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Coordinates 41°51′05″N 75°18′03″W / 41.851334°N 75.300883°W / 41.851334; -75.300883Coordinates: 41°51′05″N 75°18′03″W / 41.851334°N 75.300883°W / 41.851334; -75.300883
Season June - August
Slogan Camp Lohikan offers a summer of fun in arts & crafts, drama, music, aquatics, tons of sports, horses and much more!

Camp Lohikan is a sleep-away summer camp in The Poconos in Lake Como, Pennsylvania.[1] The summer camp serves boys and girls ages 6–15.[2]

Mike and Arlene Buynak founded Camp Lohikan in 1957. In 1983, the managing of the camp was turned over to their son Mark Buynak.[3] The camp is non-denominational but allows campers who wish to attend church to go to religious services. Camp Lohikan has more than 200 employees, from all over the United States and the world.[2]

The camp has over 50 buildings and an insulated swimming pool. The campers sleep in modern cabins that are equipped with plumbing. Camp Lohikan offers various sessions to accommodate summer plans, allowing campers to come for as long as 8 weeks and as little as a one-week minicamp. The majority of campers participate in 4 or 8 week sessions. Although campers can come for 2 or 6 week sessions.

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Mike and Arlene Buynak founded Camp Lohikan in 1957. In 1983, the managing of the camp was turned over to their son Mark Buynak. The camp is non-denominational, but assists campers who wish to attend church to go to religious services. Camp Lohikan has more than 200 employees, from all over the United States and the world. The camp has over 50 buildings, a private lake, and an insulated swimming pool. The campers sleep in modern cabins that are equipped with plumbing and insulation. Camp Lohikan offers various sessions to accommodate summer plans, allowing campers to come for as long as 8 weeks and as little as a one-week minicamp. The majority of campers participate in 4 or 8 week sessions.

Camp Lohikan is a co-ed sleepaway camp set in the Pocono Mountains in Lake Como, Pennsylvania. There are a wide range of activities for everyone to participate in. The activities range from unique to widely competitive popular sports. Campers can participate in archery, circus performance, fishing, tennis, soccer, and so much more. The younger age groups (what the camp refers to as juniors and super juniors- ages ranging from 5 to 10 years old) go around to scheduled activities with counselors. Super juniors do a two-week program to get adjusted to camp life and then they make their own schedule. The other campers, ranging from ages 11 to 15, go to activities on their own.

A unique aspect of Camp Lohikan is that campers can create their own activity schedule each and every day. In the mornings, the campers are assisted to what Camp Lohikan calls, The Add-Drop pavilion. Here, they are able to sign up for activities at specifically marked-off tables. They receive an index card where they can get each activity written in by the instructor at each table. If campers have trouble getting the activities that they want, there are professional staff and camp directors always available to help.

Camp Lohikan does not just entertain during the day. The camp has night-time activities every night that are both interactive and enjoyable. There are many socials (or dances) that are themed. There are also many active nights such as capture the flag, and the saddie hawkin's chase. One of the most popular night time events is Camp Fire. Once every week, the entire staff and all campers enjoy a camp fire. Campers and counselors perform talents and "Camper of the Week" awards are granted to one camper from each Cabin.

The camp has a 4.2/5 rating at CampRatingZ[4]

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