Camp Oneka, a summer camp for girls at Fairview Lake, is looking to expand its experience which a site further down the road.

PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - Camp Oneka, a summer camp for girls at Fairview Lake, is looking to expand its experience which a site further down the road.

Kevin Mackrell, who with his wife Rebecca is a director of the camp, spoke with the Palmyra Township Board of Supervisors about the plan, June 20th. Camp Oneka is looking to add a parcel further south at 550 Route 390, closer to I-84. The site would be used for overnight camping with lean-tos, with cookouts and games. There would also be restrooms.

If approved, the new site would not be available for the 2017 camp season, he said.

He was asking what would be needed in terms of township zoning. Camp Oneka has not purchased the nine and a quarter acre parcel at this time.

Supervisor Eric Ehrhardt stated that a conditional use hearing would be required. Mackrell would also need to obtain a highway occupancy permit from PennDOT, if the present lot owner does not already have one. Solicitor Anthony Waldron noted that the conditional use permit process takes about two or three months.

The camp director indicated they are also considering to put up a storage garage there.
Camp Oneka opened in 1908. The camp serves girls, ages 7 to 16.

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The Palmyra Township Supervisors meet on the first and third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the township offices off Gumbletown Road.