Frequently asked questions

What do I bring with me?
Pillow, sleeping bag or blankets, air mattress, chair or mat to sit on around fireplace or lodge, rain or wind jacket (depending on weather), extra shoes and socks, swimming/beach items, flashlight, battery operated lantern for cabin, water bottle, insulated coffee cup, toiletries and medication, towel for shower, sunscreen, insect spray, and any other personal or camping items that may help your retreat be a more comfortable event.

Can I bring my pet?
No. Pets are not allowed in Camp Daddy Allen (CDA).

Can I bring a tent?
No tents, camping trailers, pop ups , RVs are Permitted in CDA. All camping must be done in cabin.

What kind of lighting may I use in my cabin?
We may not use any open flames such a candles or Coleman lanterns. Battery operated lighting is permitted.

How do I get there?
  • Take Interstate 80 to exit 274 (PA-534/HICKORY RUN STATE PARK EXIT)
  • At the end of the ramp, turn onto route 534 East. 
  • This will take you through Hickory Run State Park. 
  • After approx 6 miles, you will see the State Park office on the right side of the road.
  •  Approx 1 mile past the office, make a left onto Sand Spring Road. 
  • Follow Sand Spring Road for approx 1/2 mile to a "Y". Bear left at the "Y" toward Boulder Field / Camp Daddy Allen. 
  • Follow for an additional 1/2 mile to the Camp Shehaqua / Camp Daddy Allen intersection.
  • Turn left toward Camp Daddy Allen. 
  • Follow for 0.2 miles to the camp enterance on the left. 
  • Make a left onto the dirt road entering Camp Daddy Allen.
  • Once in the camp, bear left at the first "Y".
  • Follow the road to your cabin area. Click to download a map of Camp Daddy Allen