Our Philosophy

Camp SOAR opened its doors at the Nazareth Borough Park in the Summer of 2019. We wanted to develop a summer activity program like the one we were raised with. In order to do so, we needed to bring our program back to nature. Technology-free and fun to be had for all who join us. Each of the 6 weeks is a different theme. Each day is a new adventure. SOAR stands for STEAM, OUTDOORS, ARTS, and RECREATION. In a day, each child will participate in an art activity, an educational activity, and a gross motor movement activity geared toward the theme of the week. 

We are staffed with educators, future educators, and teenage volunteers working for community service hours. We have an amazing team of fun, energetic, caring, respectful, and responsible people. We invite all children ages 5-12, grades Kindergarten through 6th to join us. 

We are a non-profit camp, and use the cost paid for tuition by families to help fund the program and the staff. We work in conjunction with Nazzy Moms Unite to organize ways to support the students, campers, and families within our own Nazareth community.

 

In the past 3 years, we were able to pay for the Clipper Organization to refurbish their field house. We have been able to set up scholarships for two graduating NAHS Seniors. We have supplied families with camp tuition, helped families who have suffered losses with mortgage payments, grocery bills, and Thanksgiving meals. We have given to local sports, sponsor local programs and churches, and with our new addition of stay-and-play programs, we are now donating to six different booster clubs across the Nazareth School District. Our goal is to give back in as many ways as possible to our community of Nazareth. To date, we have been able to provide over $38,000 in assistance to local needs.

Our Staff
& Directors

Directors

Amy Pidgeon - Camp Director

Jim Pilla - Camp Director

Senior Staff

Mary Hahn - Senior Staff

Jordain Piazza - Gross Motor

Margherita Gallina - K

Robin Cumberland - K
Hannah Kassim - 1
Abby Marchese - 2
Hunter Enstrom/Sarah Osmun - 3
Emily Witmer - 4
Kristen Stoudt - 5
Giuseppi Silimperi - 6

Senior Counselors

Rose Lasso - Art

Austin Hahn - Gross Motor

Ben Santiago - Gross Motor
Jason Fuquay - Gross Motor

Harleen Grewal

Kaylyn Guerrier

Megan Dougherty 

Megan Nagy

Molly Regan

Sierra Kurikos

Junior Counselors

Abigail Halldorson

Aiden Lipsky
Andrew Zachmeyer
Ava Bonaparte

Colin Kaniper

Jason Perillo

Jaxon Pidgeon
Kierstyn Suhr

Kolby Landes
Lauren Summers
Mila Wasilewski

Summer Baker

Symone Clark

Xavier Clark

Substitutes

Camille Clark

Karen Landes

Bookkeeper / Treasurer

Karen Landes 

Camp Nurse

Erin Banghart - Camp Nurse

Park Info

475 North Broad Street @ Nazareth Borough Park
 

Drop-off & Pick-up

 

Drop-off is between 8:50 – 9:00 AM each morning. Please pull up at the assigned bridge or pavilion. If there are siblings, go to the youngest siblings' drop-off! No parents have to get out of their cars and pick up will be the same. The kids will be ready at noon and will stand waiting for your vehicle.

 

Kindergarten + First Graders: Drop-off for K/1 is by the concession stand of the pool by the first bridge.

Second + Third Graders: Drop-off for 2/3 is by the third bridge by the back pavilion

Fourth + Fifth + Sixth Graders: Drop off 4/5/6 will be on Morris Street (the street behind the park. Turn on Hill Street across from Schoeneck Moravian, right on Morris Street, pulling up by the bridge to drop off). Road construction is happening in the borough. Be aware + give yourself enough time to safely drop off your children. 

Pick-up - Camp ends at 12:00 p.m. Pick-up is the same way. Parents and caregivers drive up and we put them in the car and the family pulls away. 

Stay-and-Plays: Pickup at 3:00 p.m.

* We had to tweak drop-off/pick-up for this summer due to the pool being open this year and traffic congestion.