Appalachian Trail, Delaware Water Gap area

Father-Daughter Spring Camping Retreat: Delaware Water Gap Area

Fairview Lake, Newton, New Jersey
For 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls and their Dads

Come participate in a weekend for fathers and their 3rd, 4th and 5th grade daughters seeking to do something special and different together.   Led by experienced group facilitators and outdoor education specialists, this will be an opportunity to have fun, experience new outdoor adventures, increase your appreciation of the natural world, and deepen your relationships in a setting free from telephones, T.V. and computers.

The program will include:

•  Campfire games

•  Ropes course

•  Hiking the Appalachian Trail

•  Introduction to outdoor survival skills, building a survival shelter

•  Energizing group challenges and conversations

Who is it for?

Fathers* with their 3rd, 4th and 5th grade daughters. The weekend will be limited to 10-12 father*-daughter pairs.

Where is it?

Fairview Lake YMCA Camp Newton, New Jersey

Who are the facilitators?

Ira Orchin, PhD and Joyce Orchin, MA, CP


We will be staying in rustic cabins with separate accommodations for men and girls.   The cabins have bunk beds with mattresses.   There is a bathhouse a few yards away with hot showers and flush toilets.

We can be reached at :

610-642-8345 /


Please note:   This will be an alcohol and drug free weekend.   Thank you for your cooperation .


*Or a man who has assumed the role of father in a girl's life


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