The Poconos became a destination for vacationers first from New York by railroad before highways made it accessible to tourists from all over the country. With this history and a location only 70 miles from the big apple, why is Streamside more closely tied with the city of Philadelphia which is 104 miles away?

Streamside opened in 1942 on the Perkiomen Creek near Boyerstown, PA as a camp for African-American children from Philadelphia who were attending BCM Bible Clubs.  Even after moving to the present location in the Pocono Mountains in 1954, children from Philadelphia continued to the primary participants in Streamside’s summer camping programs.  Although today, campers come from all over the East Coast, Philadelphia remains a high priority of ministry.

To honor this legacy of commitment to Philadelphia’s children,  Streamside will be participating in a major event in Philadelphia where the vision began 75 years ago. Friday, October 13, 2017 will be Streamside Night at the Frequency Conference in Philadelphia. The Thriving Frequency Conference is an urban resource collaborative to serve urban missionaries. Join us at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for any or all of the following events…

  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM: Streamside Reception (music, games, snacks)
  • 7:00 PM:  Friday Night Session with Bryan Loritts.  Bryan Loritts is a pastor, author and speaker committed to seeing the multi-ethnic church become the new normal in our world.
  • Frequency Concert with Sho Baraka following Friday night session.  Sho Baraka is a Christian hip hop artist and member of 116 Clique.

Tickets for the Friday Night Session with Bryan Loritts and Frequency Conference with Sho Baraka can be purchased online for $10 at