Kristin Leiby started at Camp Mountain House during the summer of 2010 as a camp counselor. Since then, she has spent seven summers at camp and served in various roles from business manager to assistant director. The summer of 2017 will be Kristin’s first summer as the camp director. Kristin has her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Kutztown University. Her favorite thing about camp is its location and watching the campers grow, laugh, and learn. In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband, taking her dog to the park, and crafting!
Camp Mountain House is an ACA-accredited day camp hidden away in a wooden sanctuary in Lehigh County. Just minutes from our Lehigh Valley Service Center, Mountain House offers a thrilling blend of programs for every age group from the first-time camper to seasoned experts. Our camp includes an archery range, nature trail. GaGa pit, an outdoor stage, several picnic areas complete with fire pits, two four-stall latrines, and six platform tents. In addition to our outdoor spaces and activities, Camp Mountain House offers two indoor buildings for girls to utilize. The lodge boasts a beautiful wrap-around porch, full kitchen and plenty of indoor space for crafts, rainy-day activities, and games. Pine Cabin is a cozy space with a kitchen and room for environmental, science, or art activities. Henry’s Cabin sits at the top of the Mountain House property and is home to the camp office and health center during the summer season.
Our staff comes from all across the Lehigh Valley. Some are college students working on their degree. Others are full-time educators in local schools, while others are finishing up high school. Many staff members have been campers at Mountain House. All staff undergo a weeklong training session that covers everything from keeping our campers safe to delivering quality camp programming. Know that when you drop your daughter off at camp, she is learning and having fun in a safe environment surround by staff that are passionate about what they do.
Our Favorite Tradition
Tradition is a huge part of Camp Mountain House. Campers, and parents, are often amused and confused by our camp names! At the end of their first day, your camper may tell stories about their counselors, Zazu and Sherlock; or that they went swimming with Glitzy and Giggles. When you step into a leadership position at camp, whether as a camp program aide or a staff member, you receive your camp name. At Mountain House, camp names are given to new staff members by the returning staff. Each name represents who you are at camp. Other traditions include daily flag ceremonies, Act of Random Kindness awards, and weekly Girl Choice activities.
“Both my girls love Mountain House day camp! They love swimming and going on adventures, including looking for fairies!” ~Parent of Mountain House camper
“My daughter loved it and wants to return. It is very nearby.” ~Parent of Mountain House camper
Check out the camp programs available at Mountain House Day Camp!
Join us for an open house on Sunday, May 21, from 3-5 p.m. to check out camp and meet the staff.