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Stillwater Stables

Sankanac’s Stillwater Stables

Welcome to Camp Sankanac’s Stillwater Stables, Our horse program branch of ministry! Stillwater Stables is located on our beautiful campus right along French Creek in Chester County, PA. Stillwater Stables offers an outdoor riding rink, pastures, riding trails, and a converted historic barn originally build in the 1800’s. We currently offer, Summer Horse Camps (Day and Overnight), Youth Retreats, Riding Lessons, After-school Horse Bible Clubs, Trail Rides, and Ponyride Rentals! For more information on each of these options keep scrolling!

To learn more about our summer camp options please contact us at or call us at 610-469-6320.


Horse Camps

Bible Clubs

Ponyride Rentals

Trail Rides


Stillwater Stables Staff

Morgan DiGiosia, Horse Camp Director & Riding Instructor

Hi, my name is Morgan DiGiosia and I am the Horse Camp Director/Riding Instructor at Camp Sankanac. I have had horses since I was 3 years old and have been riding and competing since i was about 5 years old. I have competed in Hunters, Jumpers, X-Country, and Western Gaming such as barrel racing. I worked here during the summer since I was 15 years old and now have my dream job of not only teaching kids and young adults about horses and how to ride, but also sharing the gospel with them. I’m looking forward to this journey and seeing where God leads me at Stillwater Stables located at Camp Sankanac.

Other Camp Programs

Attention all boys and girls ages 7-16!! These all boy and all girl camps have been running since 1941 and offer a unique camp experience! Come join us for a great week of activities, outdoor adventures, and learning more about God. Camp Sankanac runs four weeks of boys’ camp (June-July) and four weeks of girls’ camp (July-August). From creek stomping to hilarious skits, to cooking over a fire, to paintball and arrow tag, to tubing, to braving our mountain-sized water slide you don’t want to miss the outdoor adventures that await during our four weeks of boys’ or girls’ camp.

Each week of camp is tied to a different theme. The purpose of our weekly theme is to add a fun twist to the regular camp daily schedule. The themes play out primarily in our evening activity and in mealtime skits during the week. The rest of our camp day is largely the same every week. In the morning, campers have Bible and elective classes. In the afternoon, campers have rest time, free time, and activity time with their own cabin. After the evening meal, campers participate in a large group game or activity that is tied to the weekly theme and then they end the day with a chapel service.

To visit the Boys’ Camp & Girls’ Camp webpage: Click Here

For dates, themes, availability & registration: CLICK HERE

Have more questions? Email us at or call us at 610-469-6320

Overnight Horse Camp

Camp Sankanac horse camps are run by equestrian professionals Erin Hails (Brick Lane Stables) & Diana Shirk (Silver Lining Farm) and their experienced staff. Erin and Diana both have many years of experience and look forward to working with the campers each summer in improving their confidence, knowledge and experience around horses and in their riding skills. Horse campers are sure to get plenty of time with the horses, not only riding and having a blast, but also learning important riding and horse care techniques. Our overnight horse camp programs give campers the best of both worlds…lots of time with the horses (individualized and group riding instruction, trail riding…even creek stomping with your horse!!)… AND all the best of Sankanac (Bible study, pool, boats, waterslide, crafts, camp store and more!).

Horse Day Camp

Join us for a week full of horse and pony fun! Each camper will have a daily group lesson, horse craft time, horse chore/activity and Bible time. After lunch, campers will be able to enjoy the camp pool and then end the day with some more horse activities. Horse activities may include bareback riding, horse learning activities, grooming, trail rides around camp and horse games on and off the horse. Tuesdays & Thursdays are our Trading Post days where campers can visit the snack/gift shop…feel free to send along spending money on those days. It is a busy and fun week!

To visit the full Horse Camp webpage: Click Here

For dates, availability & registration: CLICK HERE

Have questions? Email us at or call us at 610-469-6320

If you’re serious about improving your game and learning the fundamentals of basketball you won’t want to miss this camp! Camp Sankanac runs one week of boys’ basketball camp and one week of girls’ basketball camp. From individual instruction from the experienced coaching staff to competitive games, this camp is designed to enhance your skill level whether you are a beginner or a varsity level player.Both programs will be directed by Sankanac full-time staffer, Dave Stallard. Additional male staff members will counsel and assist with the boys’ camp and female staff will counsel and assist with the girls’ camp.

To visit the full Basketball Camp Webpage: Click Here

For dates, availability & registration: CLICK HERE

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Our day camp program is a great introduction to camp! Every morning the children will have a chance to try out different activities. some of these electives may include camp cooking, pioneering, blacklight dodgeball, crafts, fishing water games, canoeing, boating, and many more! Lunch is provided by the camp for all campers, so no need to pack a lunch. After lunch, the campers enjoy our refreshing swimming pool. AFte the pool the kids will enjoy Bible study and special group activities, such as a game of Mission Impossible! At the beginning of each week, a schedule for the week is available in order to plan for the week’s activities.

To visit the full Day Camp webpage: click here

For dates, availability & registration: CLICK HERE

Got questions? Email or call us at 610-469-6320

Here at Camp Sankanac, we believe that every child should get to experience camp, including those with disabilities. Our Camp Sankanac Buddies Program a special camp experience designed to meet the needs of campers with mental or physical disabilities. The program offers one on one staff supervision who are specially trained to care for children with mental or physical disabilities. This program will run along side of Day Camp.

To visit the full Buddies Program webpage: click here

For dates, availability & registration: CLICK HERE

Got questions? Email or call 610-569-6320

If you are 16 years of age (or have completed 10th grade) and are considering a future in leadership or summer camp counseling, we highly recommend this program! The CIT program is 3 weeks of hands-on leadership training, giving you beneficial experiences and helpful preparation for the future leader. There are 2 weeks of training that focuses on spiritual growth, building counseling skills and leadership training as you prepare for the last week, which consists of staying in a cabin and assisting counselors with younger campers and program-related tasks. This program really gives you a taste of what summer camp counseling (and ministry in general) is all about. Whether you are looking at a future in summer camp ministry or any kind of leadership, this program is the perfect way to prepare and looks great on your future college application or resume! A certificate of completion will be provided for campers who complete this program. In between each week, CIT’s will go home from Saturday to Sunday.

To visit the full CIT Program webpage: click here

For dates, availability & registration: CLICK HERE

Got questions? Email or call us at 610-469-6320

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