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Making Memories and Creating a Positive Impact for 80+ years!!!
Camp Ma-He-Tu was founded by the Lutheran Girls’ Camp Association in 1937. Since then we have remained on the same site in Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, NY. We have a long tradition of providing young women with an outdoor experience that incorporates a variety of activities but focuses on individual growth and development.
The Camp Ma-He-Tu of today and tomorrow reflects diversity through our campers and staff who come from a variety of cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. We are dedicated to providing a camping experience that encourages growth in interpersonal relationships, independence and self worth.
Throughout our history, Ma-He-Tu has always reflected the principle that good things happen when kids are having fun. It’s amazing how universal that concept has proven to be. So many of the things that our first campers loved to do are still being enjoyed by our girls today: roasting marshmallows around a campfire, jumping into a cool lake on a hot summer day, a good game of softball, singing silly camp songs, sleeping under the stars, making a craft project to bring home to the family, learning to paddle a canoe. These kinds of wonderful adventures have been part of the Ma-He-Tu experience since 1937 and we anticipate will be enjoyed by Ma-He-Tu girls for many years to come.
Ma-He-Tu blends tradition and innovation by keeping current with new trends and ideas that meet the expectations of today's camper. We treasure our camp songs around the campfire and delight in our new zip line and ropes course.
Camp Ma-He-Tu is funded entirely by the tuition received from the campers, the generosity of friends, and scholarship and grant money.