When the snow falls, the Camelback Ski Area is the place for boards and skis, but come summer the water flows at Camelbeach Waterpark. Located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, Camelback and Camelbeach offers fun for all seasons.
CAMELBEACH, THE BIGGEST WATERPARK IN PA HAS SUMMER FUN FOR EVERYONE. Whether you like adrenaline-filled waterslides or just lounging pool side on a hot summer day, at Camelbeach you’ll find thrills from mild to wild. With over 37 rides, slides and attractions, dousing buckets, spraying water, hundreds of palm trees, cobblestone walkways, and beach sand, Camelbeach instantly transports you to a waterpark oasis, where kids can be kids and adults can too. Come experience Camelbeach and you’ll quickly see that this is no ordinary waterpark.
Ranges from $25-$100 per person, check website for price schedule.
Age 2 and Under FREE
General Admission (Over 48 inches) Full Day $31.99
Child (Under 48 inches) Full Day $23.99
Senior Age 65+ Full Day $23.95
Last summer during a visit to the Pocono Mountains, the kids and I had plans to go tubing down the Delaware River, but our plans were canceled by the tubing company at the last minute. So after a mad smartphone-enabled scramble to see what else we could do to entertain the kids for the day, we decided to head over to CamelBeach waterpark. Let me tell you- it was a great weekend vacation save! Although the weather was a little bit chilly that day for waterpark (mid 70's, cloudy and overcast), we still had a great time.
Our favorite waterslide was the "Checkered Flag" because there were eight lanes and all of us could line up at the same time and race down to the bottom to see who arrived first. We also loved the wave pool which was a lot of fun, and my husband and older children really got into the Flowrider- a wave pool that allows you to either kneeboard or surf. The rest of us had fun sitting in the grandstands to watch them make their attempts. There were lots of slide options for kids and daredevils of all ages.
We food at the park restaurant was typical fare- I thought it was fairly priced. And I was a bit surprised to see (but must admit that I did partake in) some adult beverages for sale (beer, wine, tropical cocktails). Our family had a great time at CamelBeach waterpark and we'll definitely visit there again.
We first went about 4 years ago and did the Cambelback snow tubing. We don't ski, so that is all we could get the kids to do. It was fun for about an hour. However, we went back last year for camelbeach and stayed for hours. I agree that the food was overpriced, but all in all the park was fun and we had a 3 yr old, 16 yr old and 3 adults. So it was hours of fun for all!!
We visited in August. We brought along my brother who was 14, my son who was 11 and my daughter who was 10 months. We purchased a deal online called "Four 4 Fun" where we got four admission tickets for $99.00. The good thing about this pass is that it is allowed to be used on weekends. 2 & under are free. If you are looking to visit Camelbeach you can save money by purchasing tickets online. If you wish to bring a picnic lunch then you must pay $12 to rent a picnic table. For this reason I decided to not pack lunch and just eat in the park. Big mistake! The food was extremely overpriced and not very good. If I would visit again I would pack a lunch.
The boys really enjoyed the park and talked about "next year". I am not sure if we will go back this year. I would say this is a descent sized waterpark and the kids kept busy all day. The toddler area was small, next to the wavepool. There was a bunch of dead bees floating around in the water. When I informed the lifeguard nothing was done to remove them.
I have heard so many great things of this place but have never been there so I thought to take my family there and WOW it was amazing and my family had a awesome time. I recommend this to everyone that is looking to get away. I was shoked by all the things to do there. So many things for the entire family to do and enjoy. I can not express the great atmosphere of the people and the park in general. I will be sure and come back again for sure.
I lived in this area as a teenager and now visit with my kids...we all love the water park area in warm weather, tubing and winter sports in the cold. Plenty of beautiful areas to hike around and tour, just something for everyone no matter age or activity preference!
Camelbeach Waterpark is a great activity if you're vacationing in this area. We have done it twice now with our kids who are 10,8 and 4. Lots for them to do even though the waterpark is small -- but that was fine with us.
We spent the day there and easily had enough to do. Places for smaller kids as well as things for older, more daring kids to do. Wave pool, various slides, a play place with a big dumping bucket, regular pool, etc. There are hotels in the area, but it is also do-able to drive from the Philadelphia area to make it a (long) day trip. It's also pretty affordable and very clean. Not a lot of riff-raff and my kids had a blast!
This is a great quiet little water park. There's a lot ot do for everyone the teenager, mom and dad and the toddlers. They have a lazy river, some nice water slides and a wave pool as well as some other attractions. The park is small but has a lot to offer.
The Camelback Ski Area is worth a stop in any season. In winter Camelback is one of the Pocono’s largest ski resorts, with thirty-three trails, thirteen lifts, and a vertical drop of 800 feet. One of the newer additions is snowtubing, a great family activity. There’s a full-scale ski program where children ages four to twelve can spend the day learning to ski or snowboard.
From May until the end of fall, Camelback transforms from a ski resort to Camelbeach Waterpark, with eight waterslides, an action river, swimming pool, kids’ play area, miniature golf, an alpine slide, and more. Ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain, enjoy the view of the Pocono Mountains, and take the alpine slide down. Buy a full ticket and enjoy the waterpark attractions all day. There’s also a summer day-camp program at the facility kids ages five to twelve can sign up for a day, a week, or the whole summer.
The mountain trails themselves are pretty good. For the beginners, you will find some of the beginner trails a challenge, they are much steaper then they should be with this rating. Also, if you are an avid skier, you know ski boots can make or break your day. This ski area DOES NOT CARRY 1/2 sizes, so if you are a half size you will be uncomfortable, either the boots will be too big and sloppy on the feet or too small and your legs will ache pretty quickly. Down the road is a couple of ski shops that rent equipment for $20 which is a $12 to $18 savings over Camelbacks rates. They are open past the close of the mountain to return gear, this is a much better deal. The staff is 50/50 when it comes to demeanor. Remember, most of these places are run by teenagers and thus not exactly service oriented. Watch the times you go, I suggest the evenings, here the evenings are from 3pm to close. When school it out, the buses are abundant and lines very long. The buses start to leave late afternoon, so the evening sessions will get you more runs. Parking, be prepared to hike, I suggest dropping your party at the lodge and only one of you make the long trek to the back parking lot. The shuttles run every 15min, but fill quickly, it's easier to have one person go with the car then the whole family. This is my second time this year, same experience both times.