Side Quest: Survey the abandoned buildings of Camp Snyder

Update: April 18, 202 – The Camp Snyder buildings at Climbers Run are no more. Butch Conver sent me this video showing the now collapsed (or knocked down) structures. All that remains is the basketball court.

If you’re on the hunt for a new adventure, look no further than Climbers Run Nature Preserve. Located on Frogtown Road in Pequea, this 82-acre preserve is one of 44 owned by the Lancaster Conservancy.


It’s a wonderland of babbling brooks, jagged boulders, large rock shelters, and abandoned buildings. All of it begs for exploration. The abandoned buildings and forgotten basketball court once belonged to the Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster, who built them in the early 1960s. At the time, the property was called Camp Snyder and was used as a youth summer camp until the late 2000s.

People should stay outside of these buildings for safety purposes.

Abandoned buildings of Camp Snyder

Click here for the location of the abandoned buildings of Camp Snyder.

2 thoughts on “Side Quest: Survey the abandoned buildings of Camp Snyder

  1. I can tell you Amazing story’s when I used to be a resident of camp Snyder, it was a group home I also went to penn manor high …lol

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