Building Character and Self-Esteem in a Christian Atmosphere
Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, M.S.W., V.E., Executive Director
Eric Lawson, Director
524 Stark Road
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Phone: 570-836-2975 (July – August)
570-226-4606 (September – June)
Business Office/Off Season address:
500 Penn Ave.
Scranton, PA 18509
Phone: 570-342-5556, ext. 4
July 20 – 24 (Boys entering grades 4 – 9)
Director – Mark Atherton
Mark is in his 3rd year at Camp St. Andrew as the Boy’s Basketball Camp Director. Mark played for Meyers High School, L.C.C.C., College Misericordia and the Washington Generals. He has been the varsity coach at Crestwood High School since 1994. His team has 4 Wyoming Valley Conference Championships and 6 P.I.A.A. district 2 Class AAA Championships. Mark was voted Coach of the Year 6 times and has received the Referee Sportsmanship Award 3 times. Mark is a Crestwood Middle School Teacher and he and his wife Sandy have two children Aleia and Mark.
- Two league games daily with fundamental stations and shooting lessons.
- Offensive and defensive post play
- One on one instruction
- Guest speakers
- Three on three instruction and competition
- Each camper receives a free T-shirt and a basketball.
July 6 – 11 (Girls entering grades 5-10)
July 13 – 18 (Girls entering grades 5-10)
Director – Renee Casterline
Renee Casterline coached at Wyoming Seminary for eight years. Before coaching at Wyoming Seminary, she spent two years coaching Junior High Basketball at Bishop Hafey. A native of the Wyoming Valley, Renee was a four varsity starter at Seton Catholic High School in Pittston where her team won the District Championship her senior year. She also holds the all time record at Seton Catholic for assists, accumulating over 1,000 assists during her high school career. She continued her athletic career at Millersville University (NCAA Div. II) in Lancaster before transferring to Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre (NCAA Div. III). In addition to coaching, Renee teaches Biology and Forensic Science at the Wyoming Seminary Upper School. This is her 19th year on staff and 8th year serving as program director.
- One of the most popular camps in the region for over 25 years.
- Basketball activities include two games daily, dribble series, shooting instruction, teaching stations, post play, hot shot, three on three and one on one.
- Other activities include campfire night, skit night and ropes course.
- Each camper receives a free T-shirt and basketball.
Girls Resident Camps
July 6 – 11 (Girls entering 3- 10)
July 13 – 18 (Girls entering 3- 10)
Director – Bernie Kozlowski
Bernadette (Bernie) Kozlowski has been a part of Camp St. Andrew for 30 years. After being a camper for two summers, she joined the staff and has served in several different capacities. A graduate of Lackawanna Trail and Lehigh University, Bernie currently teaches Biology and Chemistry at Scranton Prep.
Girls participate in arts and crafts, boating, swimming, and other group activities. Night activities include lip synch, campfire, scavenger hunts and skit nights. There will also be canoeing, kayaking, ropes course, swimming and archery.
Sunday, July 20 – Clean cabins/check-out
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
$60 each additional son
Take advantage of this opportunity to spend a weekend outdoors with your son(s). We will start the weekend on Friday evening with check-in, an ice cream social and some introductory activities. On Saturday and Sunday, activities will include fishing, archery, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, softball, basketball, whiffle ball, horseshoes and a campfire. Mass will be offered on Saturday. Fathers and sons will check-in on Friday evening between 6:00 – 6:30 PM. Cabin cleaning and check-out is on Sunday afternoon between 12 Noon and 1:00 PM.
Who directs Camp St. Andrew?
The Executive director is Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, M.S.W. who has been a part of Camp St. Andrew for nearly forty years.
Who is the Resident Director?
The resident director is Eric Lawson. This is Eric’s seventh year as resident director. A 1987 graduate of Hanover Area High School, Eric was a three year starter, a two time all-scholastic, voted the 1987 most outstanding player in the Wyoming Valley Basketball Conference and accumulated 1,187 total career points. He continued his athletic career playing for the Wilkes University Colonels where he was voted team captain in 1991 and earned all MAC and ECAC honors in both athletics and academics. He holds a B.S. Degree in Psychology and a M.S. in Education, both from Wilkes University. Eric is an 13 year veteran middle school classroom teacher in the Crestwood School District, Mountaintop, PA and is currently pursuing his Pennsylvania principals certification through Bloomsburg University. Eric has coached basketball in the Crestwood School District for twelve years as a 7th, 8th and 9th grade coach. Prior to his teaching and coaching days, Eric was the director of Recreational and Athletic programming for the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center (CYC). He is also currently a PIAA varsity basketball official in the Wyoming valley Basketball Official’s Association. Eric has the pleasure of attending and directing the camp in the company of his two children, Lydia Maria and Evan Robert.
On the application form, please list the people with whom you would like to share a cabin.
If you are sending a large group/team, please let us know, in writing, at least two weeks before Camp starts. Each cabin can house 12 campers and one live-in counselor.
What happens after I send in my application?
We will mail you a confirmation letter, a list of what to bring, directions to Camp, and a physical form, which must be completed by your physician within 1 year of attending Camp. Your balance will be due at registration, when you arrive at Camp.
A week of Basketball Camp costs $295.
The girls’ Traditional Residential Camp costs $295.
The Father-Son Weekend costs $195, with an additional $60 for each additional son.
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required with application!
600 Wooded Acres
16 Residential Cabins
3 Outdoor Basketball Courts
2 Indoor Gymnasiums
Miles of Hiking Trails
Dining Hall (seats 250)
T-Town Archery Range
Sand Volleyball Court
36 ft. Climbing Tower & Rope Course