Military family "It was great to serve our local military families by hosting their children at YMCA Camp Kresge. They were a great group of kiddos. We had a great time with them." - Mike McElhenney, YMCA Camp Kresge

"We are so pleased to offer scholarships to the OSC kids and look forward to doing it again next summer." - Jeff Bell, Camp Susquehannock

"Our daughter had another great time at camp. We are so grateful to Operation Summer Camp and Camp Oneka for providing the campership." - Camper Parent, Camp Oneka

2022 marks the 19th year that Operation Summer Camp has helped military families meet the challenges of active duty and deployment by sending their kids to camp tuition free. Coordinated by 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录), Keystone Regional and the PA Air National Guard's 111th Fighter Wing, at Biddle Air Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, camps have donated camperships in aggregate of over $900,000 in camp tuitions over the years. Hundreds of children have enjoyed camp experiences. 

Unlike other programs exclusively for military children, OSC matches a child with the camp of their choice, day camp, residential, coed, just boys or girls, sports, or religiously affiliated, and a stay of their choice, 1 week or all summer. They get to experience a typical camp program with non-military kids. 

This summer of 2022 with camps getting back to a more normal enrollment and activities, more camps than ever participated and offered multiple camperships. 21 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) camps from eastern and central PA donated camperships that sent 52 military kids to camp for a total value of more than $110,000. Along with families from the 111th, children from 7 other military affiliations were part of OSC. 

Many thanks to the following camps for their generous donations: 


  • Camp Oneka, Tafton, PA
  • Camp Shohola, Greeley, PA
  • Camp Susquehannock, Brackney, PA
  • International Gymnastics Camp, Stroudsburg, PA
  • YMCA Camp Kresge, White Haven, PA
  • Camp Tioga, Thompson, PA
  • Camp Conquest, Denver, PA
  • Camp Netimus, Milford, PA
  • Pine Forest, Timber Tops and Lake Owego Camp, Greenly, PA
  • Camp Lee Mar, Lackawaxen, PA
  • South Mountain YMCA Camp, Reinholds, PA

Day Camps

  • Southampton Day Camp, Southampton, PA
  • JCC Harrisburg Camp, Harrisburg, PA
  • Carson Simpson Farm Camp, Hatboro, PA
  • Camp Garrett, Newtown Square, PA
  • Camp Summerside at SCH Academy, Philadelphia, PA
  • Elbow Lane Day Camp, Warrington, PA
  • The Handwork Studio, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Wildlands Conservancy Summer Camp, Emmaus, PA

More to come

Planning for OSC next year will begin in late February 2023. If you would like more information or to participate, please email Barbara Dohner at