Rotary District 7430 welcomes you to Camp Neidig, celebrating its 67th year of inspiring tomorrow's leaders in 2016!
Prepartions are under way for Camp Neidig 2016. Tour our site to see what makes this camp one of the best leadership experiences for high school students in Eastern Pennsylvania!
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So, what did campers have to say about camp?
“It has prepared me to be more confident in myself and my decisions. It has prepared me to be a better leader in high school, college, and beyond.”
“Loved the people, loved the experiences, learned the leadership.”
“It’s pushed me to learn how to situate myself in completely unfamiliar circumstances, how to form effective relationships, and even helped me learn my own strengths and weaknesses.”
“This weekend was one of the best experiences of my life. I honestly can’t describe how much fun it was and how many amazing friends I made.”
“All I have to say is WOW! I can’t sum up the feelings and gratitude I have for this camp…this camp has changed everyone for the better.”
How did Camp Neidig get started?
Camp Neidig was created by Joseph S. Neidig, governing officer of Rotary District 2654, in 1950. During his term as governing officer, Neidig founded the "Leaders of Tomorrow," a camp at Camp Delmont in Green Lane, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this camp was to further the leadership abilities of young boys.
After District 2654 split in 1961, the newly-formed District 7430 decided to rename the camp "Camp Neidig" in honor of the camp's founder.
In 1990, females were invited to camp for the first time, as Camp Neidig became a co-educational experience. Through 1994, the camp was held at Camp Conrad Weiser in Wernersville. Camp Manatawny near Boyertown then hosted the camp from 1995 through 2000. In 2001, Camp Neidig moved to the Pocono Valley Resort. Three years later, Neidig proudly returned to Camp Manatawny in 2004.