PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp announced its 2013 camping season opens June 1 and closes Aug. 13. Camp sessions are six or ten days based on eligibility criteria.

Beacon Lodge is supported by the Lions/Lioness/Leo clubs of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to provide special needs individuals the opportunity to enjoy a camping experience encompassing recreational, educational and personal enhancement. Special emphasis is placed on stimulating interest and appreciation for recreation and learning and to encourage attempting new challenges.

The camp's most important goal is to motivate each person to focus on what they can do, not what they can't.

A dual program helps children and adults; children are accommodated in cabins, while adults are housed in dormitories.

Activities include bowling, swimming, arts and crafts, music, hiking, rock climbing, zip-line, spelunking, fishing, paddle-boating, canoeing, kayaking, archery, nature study, games, kickball, basketball, lawn games and aerobics.

Beacon Lodge is located in the mountains of central Pennsylvania along the Juniata River. For more information, write to PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp, 114 SR103 South, Mount Union 17006; go to, or e-mail