CANCELLED FOR 2020 - Keystone Mascots Training Camp at Millersville University
– Lancaster County, Pa.
Since 1990 the most diverse collection of experienced mascot trainers can only be found at Keystone Mascots' Training Camps.
Hundreds of performers have learned safety, mascot program development, acting skills, interview and resume preparation, crowd interaction, and sportsmanship from our capable staff.
One-on-one counseling is guaranteed throughout the camp as well as video footage so your performer can share their skills experiences and critiques with their advisors.
Who can attend?
Middle school, high school, collegiate, corporate, professional sports, and independent mascot performers and their staff.
We also encourage coaches, advisors, and parents to attend (for free) on an as-desired basis for our mascot campers.
Do you need a personal touch? Then contact Erin about a customized mascot camp for just your mascot performer or mascot team.
We also offer Fantasy Mascot Camp packages for those who want to finally find out "Is it hot in there"!
- Learn character development, acting skills, safety, and costume care.
- Discuss PIAA and NCAA regulations, general liability issues, and performer's safety.
- Learn skits to use at games, events and pep rallies.
- Receive online videos with footage of practices, skits, and your performance.
- Get a camp manual filled with additional resources so your training experience continues even when camp is over.
- Bond with mascot campers and staff during an evening at Hersheypark (one pass per camper, extra evening passes available at $35 each)
Location: Millersville University, Millersville, Pa.
Our Mascot Training Camp is located in beautiful Central Pennsylvania. It is conveniently located about 90 minutes from the Baltimore/Washington and Philadelphia airports and 40 minutes from the Harrisburg International Airport.
If you need transportation from the airport Amtrak has service from Philadelphia International Airport to Lancaster, Pa.
Lancaster is in the center of America’s historic tourist sites. Many families take advantage of our location and plan visits to Gettysburg, New York City, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Hershey while planning their campers’ trip.
For $355 tuition per camper you will get three days of training and three lunches.
For $560 per camper you will receive On-Campus suite housing from Thursday night to Sunday morning, and meals while staying at Millersville.
Parents who wish to stay on campus with their campers may stay in the suites and eat meals on campus for an extra fee. Please contact us for more information.
Can't attend all three days? No problem! A reduced fee of $275 per camper is available for two days, and one day of camp costs just $175.
Existing clients of Keystone Mascots are eligible for a discount on their camp registration. Camp discounts are also available to multiple performers registering from the same organization, returning campers, and clients who refer other organizations to our camp.
We accept PayPal(tm), personal/business check, or cash the day of camp. An invoice and registration form will be emailed out to you upon request.
Email your training inquiries and invoice requests to [email protected] or call Erin at 717-799-0233.
Our Experienced Staff:
Charlton Jordan - Gymnastics specialist. Charlton has faithfully represented NCAA Basketball, Fresno State University, the Altoona Curve, and tours with sports groups throughout the nation as an independent mascot performer.
Charlton has a mascot character for children’s ministries - Daniel the Lion.
Erin Blank - Erin has performed in nearly every conceivable venue as a mascot, and what she hasn't done, she has a story of someone else who did. Erin's vast knowledge of the mascot world and penchant for youthful personality development brings thought to action in character building.
She presently portrays Winger the Eagle, original mascot for the Washington Capitals, Tiara for the Reading Royals hockey club, and Boomer the Thundercat, Keystone Mascots' mascot. Her experiences include: Detroit Tigers, Washington Capitals Hockey Team, Lancaster Barnstormers, Hershey Bears Hockey Team, 1994 World Cup, Saint Paul Saints Baseball Team, Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches, Kutztown University, and Coco Key Water Resorts.
Karen Simmons - Corporate specialist. Karen is best known for her embodiment of Red Robin in the Central Pennsylvania region for nearly two decades, but is also requested by a few "internationally known, non-profit children's media program" to bring to life some of tv's most notable fuzzy characters.
Timothy Eller – Our pragmatic specialist, Timothy uses the Force to bring balance to our chaotic presentations and helps campers think about how to strategize larger concepts into fruition. Timothy has a longstanding performance career with Hershey Entertainment, the Harrisburg Senators and Harrisburg Heat sports teams.
George Russo - Comedy/Theater specialist, aka, our funny guy. He spent time with the Florida Marlins entertainers crew, was the original NHL "Stanley C. (Florida) Panther", the original NFL "T.D." for the Miami Dolphins, and has trained & performed improvisational comedy at "the Second City" LA and "UCB" NYC. On the serious side George can also give advise on negotiations and compensation. If you've got questions, George has answers. George is bucking for a Keystone Mascots Summer Camp that includes a Friday night catching lobsters in Key West.
Camp Crashers – Mascot Campers never fully leave us, many come back to volunteer and train the new batch. You will find their efforts help Keystone Mascots boast the most one-on-one attention than any other mascot camp in the country.
What are they saying?
"I can't thank you enough for the great mascot camp, and for giving me a ride everyday. I had a lot of fun, learned a lot, and enjoyed myself. I even used an experience from the camp as part of my Sunday homily. I really look forward to using Blueregard in the future, because I really have a better sense of what he can do, and how to animate him. It was well worth the trip to come to camp. Peace, joy and laughter in Christ," - Fr. David, aka Santa, aka Blueregard Eufaula (AL) Holy Redeemer Church
"Everyone in the school district thought that it was the coolest thing that there is a mascot camp. You got rave reviews, and great media coverage. I was the center of three feature stories, all of which mentioned your website and your camp! Yeah, but it gets better... the school board was amazed at everything we learned, and is considering a second trip for me. Still more, the Jaguar has been getting tons of interest, and was even on TV! Every part of the school wants to get in on the Jaguar fever! We are going to be running the program with a yearly budget. This will cover all giveaways from football season, basketball season, volleyball season, pep rallies and general expenses. The alumni association has asked all 65 classes to donate money to an operation fund. Its wonderful! Almost done, promise! (My fingers were crossed.) We have also been able to launch a site for the mascot, like a hub for people to flock to." - 'Monty' the Jaguar Thomas Jefferson (PA) High School
"The DVD was well received by my family at a recent family gathering. Evan could not wait to show it off! He is still talking about what a wonderful time he had. We worked on his costume some more, and even added a head band. Your insight and inspiration to what a mascot brings to a community is wonderful. Sometimes we need to see things through others' eyes. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Your enthusiasm is contagious!" -Cheryl Miller Oneonta (NY) High School
Want to host your own mascot camp?
Keystone Mascots can also conduct a customized Mascot Training Program at the site of your choosing. Trainings can also be scheduled outside of Pennsylvania. In the past Keystone Mascots has conducted trainings in California and Colorado.
- Ten interested campers
- A venue with a mirrored wall
- The capability of running a digital projector
Email your training inquiries to [email protected] or call Erin at 717-799-0233!
Want to be a mascot camp sponsor? Join the millions of people* who have been exposed to our Mascot Camps!
Receive a full page advertisement in our Keystone Mascots handbook for a full calendar year.
- Sponsor your local high school mascot if you don't have your own mascot!
- Allow campers and administrators to try your products first hand.
- $50 discount for each of your mascot campers.
- Free sit-ins on camp classes for your mascot advisers.
Inclusion on commemorative Mascot Camp t-shirt.
Other non-traditional forms of sponsorship are available. Please contact us at (717) 799-0233 for more information.
*There are millions of fans who will see our mascot camp graduates live this year, not to mention the coverage from local and regional television outlets and newspapers who come to out camps. In the past this has included USA Today, the Washington Post, Fox News, Voice of America International, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New York Times, American Airlines Magazine, American Profile Magazine, and ESPN Magazine.