The summer of 2022 at Chestnut Lake Camp was amazing on so many levels. We had a camp filled with kids enjoying great traditions, building new friendships, and feeling the unique spirit of our “Bring It Out” vibe in Beach Lake, PA. But what made 2022 extra awesome was the growth of our 15-year-old camp (established in 2008 by the owners of Trail’s End Camp) in the form of enhanced facilities, expanded programs, and the deepening of connections for our campers and staff. How do we know all of this is happening? Naturally, we ask.
The 2022 Insight Survey report — as you will see when you click through at your own pace or download the file to review later — reinforces the love that our community has for Chestnut Lake, the consensus that our camp is “all about the people,” the appreciation for the great care and robust experiences provided in our flexible program, and the excitement for our continued evolution as an institution as we come back for an even more terrific summer in 2023. In fact, enrollment for the 2023 season is at the highest totals ever for Chestnut at this time of year, and we have incredible momentum as we close in on our next summer in the Poconos.
Surveys are just one of the tools that we have been using to gather constructive feedback and support our planning in recent summers. Our leaders are very hands-on, and the standard of excellence at Chestnut is something we never lose sight of. We are constantly assessing how we’re doing, trying to drive success at an individual, institutional, and sustainable level. Conversations about how we can maximize the fun and positive experiences kids are having are taking place throughout the summer, and our year-round directors never stop working to ensure the best summer at camp. The information accumulated through our largest online survey completed by over 30% of our parents with insight from the experiences of more than 50% of our campers provides us with the type of invaluable perspectives that we need to move forward effectively.
Explore and enjoy the report, and for all the families that contributed insight throughout this process, please accept our gratitude for the feedback and guidance.