For nearly 50 years, Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville, Pa., has attracted skiers from across the Northeast. To keep them coming back during the summer months, Camelback added Camelbeach. The waterpark celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Nestled in the picturesque Pocono Mountains, Camelbeach can entertain a wide range of guests. It features 22 water slides, including the Triple Venom slide tower; Vortex and Spin Cycle, the only pair of bowl slides in the Northeast; and the Titan family raft ride. Patrons also can experience the FlowRider stationary surf machine, the Kahuna Lagoon Wave Pool and the Blue Nile Adventure River.
Children will enjoy Pharaoh’s Phortress. New this year, the $3 million Egyptian-themed family play structure includes eight new slides, a four-story-high tipping bucket and hundreds of interactive elements such as spray guns and fountains. Private cabanas, lounge seating and a café surround the attraction.
In summing up the park, Brian Bossuyt, assistant director of sales and marketing, says, “Camelbeach offers that big park feel with the smaller park appeal.”
OWNER: Arthur Berry III
YEAR OPENED: 1998
SIZE: 22 acres
SIGNATURE ATTRACTIONS: Pharaoh’s Phortress family play structure
FUN FACT: The new Pharaoh’s Phortress ride holds more than 45,000 gallons of water.
NO. OF LIFEGUARDS: 300