Willow Grove Day Camp will be transformed into a carnival and its attendees are running the show during the 58th annual Carnival Day. The event — beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 — allows campers to use their creativity to create unique games, activities and fair booths for fellow campers to play. The festivities will be held at the camp, which is located at 3400 Davisville Road in Willow Grove.
Each bunk of campers and their counselors will operate a booth, inviting their fellow campers to participate in games of chance, such as throwing a football through a tire, sinking a hole in one and dunking a counselor. Attendees will not only win prizes for the games, but for the creativity they display in creating their booths.
In addition to the campers’ booths, children will be able to participate in a moon bounce, a dunk tank, giant slides and an obstacle course that will be set up on the camp’s fields.
About Willow Grove Day Camp
At Willow Grove Day Camp, the emphasis is on enjoying the summer. The camp offers an exciting roster of traditional camp activities and the latest favorites in a modern environment with expert supervision. Its innovative programs and warm and friendly staff have attracted a loyal following from Eastern Montgomery and Bucks counties since it opened in 1955.
Campers can select from a broad range of activities and spend more time at activities they truly enjoy. Activities include swimming in four heated pools and a wading pool, team sports, crafts, boating, gymnastics, lacrosse, roller hockey, golf instruction, horseback riding, challenge ropes course, tennis, television production, ceramics and karaoke, just to name a few.
Editors’ note: If you are interested in covering the carnival, contact Phil Ellingsworth Jr. by calling 215-884-6499 or 215-421-7536. If you need directions to the camp, please call the main office at 215-659-4393.