Mission, Vision & Approach

Mission Vision Approach


We exist to provide an exceptional camping experience for young people, with an emphasis on those who would not otherwise have access to such.
Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.


Our vision is for all children and youth to discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful, and active participants in society. Camp Smitty aims to be:

  • The camp of choice for families.
  • The employer of choice for top-character camp Staff.
  • The charity of choice for potential camp donors, sponsors, and supporters.
  • The partner of choice for external youth-serving agencies.


We are a non-profit residential camp that believes in enhancing the self-development and quality of life of our Campers.
We believe this is best achieved through safe, fun, and unique programs in a healthy and natural outdoor setting, facilitated by dedicated and caring Staff.
We provide an environment that allows Campers to feel good about themselves and achieve different forms of success during and after their camp experience.

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