Frequently Asked Questions

What are your check-in and check-out times?

Check-in is any time after noon. Check-out is 3 pm. (We are flexible, just ask if you need to check in earlier or want to check out later and we will see what we can do.)

What if we have more guests than our original reservation?

If you have more guests than included in your original reservation, you may pay for the additional guests upon arrival with a check payable to Camp Oak Hill, debit/credit card (plus 2.7% transaction fee) or cash. Please let us know as soon as possible if the increase will require using additional sleeping facilities so that we can have them ready for you upon arrival.

Do we need to bring our own bedding, towels, toiletries, etc?

Yes, please bring your own bedding, toiletries, towels and wash cloths. We have a few extra sheets, blankets, pillows and towels if anyone in your party forgets to bring them, but only a very limited number.

What precautions should guests take on Camp Road?

When driving on Camp Road, please drive very slowly out of respect for our neighbors. Those guests coming south on Rt. 272 should continue past King Pen/Lloyd Road and turn at the next left onto Pine Grove Road in order to avoid increasing traffic through the horse farm. When leaving Camp Oak Hill, please always exit right out of the driveway.
When walking on Camp Road, you will see beautiful horse farms, nurseries and private homes up and down the gravel road in both directions from the camp. All of our neighbors are very friendly, but we ask you to be respectful and refrain from walking uninvited on their property. A special note about the horse farms. You may stand at the fences and see if the horses come to you, but by all means stay outside the fences and do not do anything that might startle the horses.

Is free WiFi available?

Yes, free WiFi is available for Camp Oak HIll guests. Please request the password upon arrival.

How is cell phone reception at Camp Oak Hill?

Cell phone service at the camp is good to excellent depending on your provider and location on the camp property.

Do the cabins have kitchens that guests may use to make and serve their own meals?

Both the Lodge and Willow have fully stocked kitchens with pots, pans, cooking utensils, toaster, microwave, stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer and coffee maker. Each has enough place settings, silverware, cups and plates to serve the maximum number of guests. Anything left by previous guests that does not spoil such as salt, pepper, tea or coffee is available for your use but are not provided by Camp Oak Hill.

Who is responsible for providing paper supplies and trash bags?

We stock toilet tissue and paper towels in the bathrooms. Guests must supply paper towels and napkins for kitchen and dining use. We provide large and small trash cans with bags in all the indoor facilities and at several locations outside including the Pavilion, the amphitheater, pool and basketball courts. Please notify staff if any of these need replenished.

Do the cabins have heating and air conditioning?

The Lodge and Willow have heating and air conditioning. The Lodge also has a wood stove that some groups like to use for heat and the cozy environment it creates in cooler weather. Firewood is provided by Camp Oak Hill.

Is the Pavilion available to our group?

Yes, your group may use the picnic Pavilion. It has a charcoal grill (please provide your own charcoal), 10 picnic tables, electrical outlets and lights. There is also a campfire pit adjacent to the Pavilion for guest use. We provide the wood.

When is the pool open and is there an additional fee for swimming?

The pool is free for all overnight guests from Memorial Day weekend until shortly after Labor Day. There is lighting for night swimming. IMPORTANT: An adult (21+) MUST be present whenever children 12 and under are in the pool area. Glass containers are not permitted inside the fence.

What kinds of recreation are available for guests at the camp?

We have basketball and volleyball courts and a shed with sports equipment for guest use. There is also a pond with boats. Life jackets must be warn by all. Check with staff for access to boats and oars. Guests may also fish in the pond, catch and release only. The wooded hills across the stream are part of the Camp Oak Hill property. Guests are welcome to walk the trails in the woods or visit the garden and greenhouse on the West end of the property. The dining hall has an air hockey and a Foosball table. The Lodge has a pool table.

Are campfires permitted?

Yes, campfires are permitted and encouraged! Guests are welcome to use the campfire circles near the basketball courts and the Pavilion. Firewood is provided. Fires should not be built anywhere other than in these two locations.

Is the 100-seat Amphitheater in the Woods available for guests?

Yes, it is available to guests for use day and night. It has lights and multiple electrical outlets front for The amphitheater in the woods near the Lodge is available for guest use. It seats 100 and has a stage, electrical outlets and lights.

Is Camp Oak Hill water safe to drink from the tap?

YES!!! Camp Oak Hill water comes from a very deep well and is regularly lab tested to ensure it meets PA Department of Environmental Resources health standards for drinking water and it is fabulous!

Do you have an ice machine?

We do NOT have an ice machine, but convenience stores that sell ice are only a five minute drive and freezers are available to guests in the camp kitchen and the kitchens in the Lodge and Willow.

What about fire, medical and other safety issues?

All overnight facilities and the camp kitchen each have a first aid kit, smoke and CO2 detectors and annually-tested fire extinguishers. For medical emergencies, the Jennersville Hospital is a 15-minute drive. For non-emergency medical needs, the Quarryville Clinic is 30 minutes away but less expensive. Directions are posted for both.

What should guests know about potential severe weather events?

In the spring and summer we get occasional severe thunder and lightning storms. If there should ever be dangerous winds or any other severe weather, the safest place in to take shelter is the ground floor of the Lodge because it is below ground level on the Northwest side where the worst storms originate.

Are ticks and mosquitoes a problem at Camp Oak Hill?

As with all time spent in fields and wooded areas in Northeastern United States, it is wise to check for ticks. Detailed information is posted in the sleeping areas and on our website safety pages.
Camp Oak Hill is better than most for bugs and mosquitoes in the hot weather months in PA, but guests might want to bring bug and insect spray just in case.

Is smoking allowed on camp property?

Yes, smoking is allowed outdoors only. No smoking in any buildings or inside the pool fence. Please dispose of butts properly and with care.

Is alcohol consumption allowed?

Yes, responsible use of alcohol is permitted. Responsible means both legal age and common sense behavior must be observed.