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Fall Wilderness Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in New York are Starting in September, 2016

Many of our New York Wilderness Camps offer Fall Wilderness Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in September, 2016.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Wilderness Camp you're interested in a call to check on Fall dates, times and availability.

Fall 2016-17 Wilderness Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Wilderness Camps will be hosting Fall Reunions for their previous campers, and Fall Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for September, 2016.

Best New York Fall Wilderness Day Camps Starting in September, 2016

Looking for a Great New York Wilderness Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best New York Day Wilderness Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best New York Year-Round
Wilderness Camps, Classes & Wilderness Programs

Many of our Best New York Summer Wilderness Camps also offer Year Round Wilderness Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Wilderness Programs, too.

Best New York Fall Wilderness Camp Jobs

Searching for New York Wilderness Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Wilderness Camps are now listing their 2016-17 Fall Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Fall Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Wilderness Camps in the Northeast are here in New York.

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Camp Claire
Old Lyme, CT
888-582-2622
Seasonal: 860-434-0368

Ages: 6 to 16. Coed Campers. Overnight Camp. Day Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Since 1916, located on beautiful Hamburg Cove in Lyme, CT. Camp Claire is ACA acredited, and focuses on "An Old Fashioned Camping" experience, with emphasis on wholesome outdoor fun. Day campers have the opportunity to sleep over one night during their week stay. Overnight campers have the choice of one week or multiple weeks stay. Lots of great activities and choices. Special Leadership and CIT programs, too. Ask us about "Camp Clio" our camp within a camp!

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One of Our Featured New York Wilderness CampsYMCA Camp Weona
Gainesville, New York

Visit Our YMCA Camp Weona Website
716-565-6008
aferreira[AT]ymcabn.org
jczochara[AT]ymcabn.org
4025 Poplar Tree Road
Gainesville, New York 14066

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
301 Cayuga Road Buffalo, NY 14225

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our YMCA Camp Weona Video

CAMPER AGES: 7 to 16 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA Summer Camp (Accredited by the American Camp Association)

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: At YMCA Camp Weona, campers have the opportunity to make friends, master new skills and gain independence.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Skill Tracks Include: • Kayaking/Canoeing • Archery • Rock Climbing • Mountain Biking • Fishing • Arts & Crafts • Culinary Arts • Field Sports • Drama • Horseback Riding Cabin Activities Include: • Swimming • Kayaking/Canoeing • Archery • Rock Climbing • Fishing • Arts & Crafts • Field Sports • Outdoor Climbing Tower • Indoor Climbing Wall • Camp Outs • Campfires • Skits, Plays & Dances • Games

CAMP LOCATION: Located just 45 minute from both Buffalo and Rochester NY in Wyoming County, NY (Western/Upstate NY) - Please visit our web site at This Website Link and click on directions for specific summer and a different winter directions.

CAMP FACILITIES: Come spend the summer at resident YMCA Camp Weona and discover what dreams are made of in a place “where only good prevails.” With over a century of camping experience, and built on the Christian heritage of the YMCA, we value honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. YMCA Camp Weona offers both traditional and high adventure activities. Horseback riding through the forest, kayaking under the blue sky, making new friends, singing by the campfire, jumping into the refreshing pool, learning how to set up a campsite, fishing at the lake; each day is full of adventure. YMCA Camp Weona serves children 7 to 17 years old with exciting summer camp options for one, or two or more week stays. All campers live in one of 18 rustic bunk style cabins with shared restrooms facilities. Campers return home with increased self esteem, friendship building skills, and the ability to make good decisions on their own. You’ll find that your child will become better at meeting and getting to know people and will learn to take positive risks at learning new things.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We pride ourselves in selecting staff that are role models of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. As a result, the YMCA Camp Weona culture and setting are safe, fun, and enriching physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. We recruit from local high schools and colleges, as well as all over the country and around the world. All staff participate in an intensive week-long residential training that includes safety management, working with children in group settings, leading activities, camp policies and procedures, and child abuse prevention. Necessary staff members are lifeguard, CPR, and first aid certified as well as other nationally-recognized certifications. YMCA Camp Weona takes the health and safety of our campers very seriously.

We have a 6:1 camper-to-leader ratio which assures close supervision of all activities. During the summer session a fulltime health officer lives on site and a physician is on call 24 hours a day. Also, YMCA Camp Weona is certified by the New York State Health Department and has periodic inspections throughout the summer. YMCA Camp Weona is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA is a non-profit organization that member camps join voluntarily. For nearly two decades, YMCA Camp Weona has been a member of this organization and on a semi-annual basis is visited by ACA, which verifies that we are maintaining over 300 standards of operation in camping. These are industry standards and recognized by the government.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Building on the tradition of “super” leadership, the YMCA believes in growing our future leaders as well as enhancing our teen population’s skill base. Leaders in Training (LIT) is geared toward teens who are ready to test their leadership skills while working with younger campers. All LITs must demonstrate the YMCA’s core values, have a service mentality, and strong desire to learn and grow leadership skills. Participating as an LIT may count toward high school community service hours for graduation. Sessions for 15 year olds and older begin with two weeks; 15 year olds two weeks; 16-17 year olds with three weeks. Visit our LIT dates and rates on our web site This Website Link

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At YMCA Camp Weona, we believe that every child should have the chance to experience camp. The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign provides financial assistance to families within our community who are in need of financial support and may not have the ability to pay the full fee. Financial assistance is determined based on a thorough review of an application and a personal interview with the applicant. Assistance will be granted on the basis of financial need resulting from low income, emergency expenses or other circumstances that inhibit an individual’s ability to pay a prescribed fee. As part of our mission, we teach campers responsibility with an opportunity to Earn Their Way to Camp. Campers may choose to pay for part or all of their camp fees through the annual YMCA Camp Candy Sale which runs from January through July.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Redefine Family Time - We have something for every one - Whether you’re age two or 92, there’s something for you at YMCA Camp Weona! We have the perfect atmosphere to spend quality time relaxing and enjoying the outdoors together. Nestled in Wyoming County, camp offers nearly 1,000 acres of picturesque forests, lakes, hiking trails, babbling brooks, and rolling hills. Outdoor activities are planned throughout the day for the whole family to enjoy. We offer three family camps to choose from: • President’s Day Camp • Memorial Day Camp • Labor Day Camp

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: At YMCA Camp Weona, campers have the opportunity to make friends, master new skills, gain independence, all while being led by great cabin leaders who are outgoing, creative, positive role models on nearly 1000 acres of woods, trails and adventure while having a safe and FUN time “where only good prevails!”

OTHER CAMP INFO: YMCA Camp Weona is a “Group Work” Camp. At YMCA Camp Weona, our rustic cabins provide a home for small groups of no more than 12 campers who live together and attend daily activities as a group. Cabin groups are made up of either boys or girls entering similar grades and registered for the same camp program. Groups of 8-12 campers of similar gender and age attend daily activities together as a cabin with their leaders. The intention is to foster a “family-like” atmosphere within the group. Menu - Our back-to-basics menu is prepared each day in the dining hall. The YMCA offers items that children enjoy in their daily life that help sustain the additional energy needed during long days at camp. Our food service staff prides themselves on the fact that there are no trans fats in our meals. Special consideration is given for children who have allergies or prefer a vegetarian option.

Cabin/Bunk Mates - Campers may request a bunk mate within one school grade of each other, are of the same gender, and are registered for the same program. A bunk mate request is included in the parent pack and must be returned three weeks prior to attendance. Requests made after the three-week deadline may not be honored. In order to promote inclusion within each cabin, only one bunk mate request per child will be honored. (Bunk mates must be reciprocal – ex. John picks Tim and Tim must pick John.) Groups of four or more may be split to promote new camper inclusion.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session's vary in length with First Experience Camps (just four nights for first timers) as well as Sunday through Saturday Traditional Camps; Weekends Stayover Camps for those older campers (11 and up) who wish to stay for longer periods of time. The choice is yours to best fit your family's summer plans. Visit our web site for dates and rates at: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Cabin Leaders and Activity Leader positions available for those 18 years and older.

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New York Wilderness Camps

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Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks
Corinth, New York

Visit Our Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks Website
518-608-6800
rory[AT]campcedarbrook.net
office[AT]campcedarbrook.net
59 Davignon Road
Corinth, New York 12822

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Our winter address:
Camp Cedarbrook
37 East Shore Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
07849

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Away from the distractions of everyday life, God uses the special community of Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks to equip girls of all ages to lead God-centered lives. Set on its own private lake in the Adirondack Mountains, this non-denominational Christian camp for girls is a warm and accepting environment where girls make new friends, try new activities, explore the wonders of nature, and gain the spiritual grounding to become confident, godly women. The faith, friendships, and fun of Camp Cedarbrook—an experience that will last a lifetime.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Cedarbrook is located in the beautiful Adirondacks of upstate New York. About four hours from NYC and one hour from Albany, Camp Cedarbrook is a convenient "home away from home.". Our spacious wooded property includes a private 45 acre lake and a vast network of hiking trails. To learn our camp history, visit out website at: This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: Our facilities bring a little rustic charm to the camping experience. We embrace our location in the Adirondacks, and cherish the beauty if the outdoors in all that we do. Our campers stay in cabins until grade 8 and in platform tents through high school. We have a fabulous lake for swimming, boating and enjoying our water trampoline and slide. Campers who want to try new activities can have a try at our 30 ft high rock wall, our trapeze, or our zip line.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: One of the greatest programs at Camp Cedarbrook is our wilderness adventure trips, where campers can hike or canoe the great spacious outdoors the Adirondacks have to offer. Our trip programs challenge girls to push the limits of their physical abilities and have a great time doing it. Girls in high school can also take part in our Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) program. Over a span of two summers, girls will learn to lead and guide young campers. The program is an opportunity for teens to learn responsibility, leadership and hard work.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CILT (Campers in Leadership Training) is a two-year leadership development program for high school girls. There is an emphasis on supervised leadership training in a camp setting. It includes class sessions, Bible study, a wilderness trip, and lots of hands-on experience in leading girls. This program is for those interested in serving God and others through a leadership role.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camper tuition is paid in tiered rates. Each family may select the tier that best fits their family income. The tier chosen is confidential and in no way influences the experience campers receive at camp. We do offer scholarships for those that apply.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have parent daughter weekends that run in June for moms and daughters and for dads and daughters. These weekends allow girls to spend individual time with their Mom and Dad doing fun new things and learning to grow together in their spiritual walk with the Lord.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our camp runs weekly programs, and campers can choose to stay one week or the whole summer! As a non-profit camp, we offer pricing that will fit your budget. Based on a tier pricing system, program fees range from $460-$600. For more information on camp pricing visit This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Counseling Positions:
We are always looking for counselors to add to our fabulous staff. The responsibilities include caring for the needs of and supervising campers in your cabin/tent and assigned activities. Report to the division director regularly. Assist camp director in other areas of camp organization as requested.

Health Service Director:
Responsibilities include caring for the physical needs of staff and campers and maintaining a clean and healthy medical facility. Report to the support staff team leader regularly. Assist camp director in other areas of camp organization as requested.

Health Service Assistant:
The responsibilities include working cooperatively with health service director in caring for the physical needs of staff and campers and maintaining a clean and healthy medical facility. Report to the health service director regularly. Assist camp director in other areas of camp organization as requested.

Maintenance Director:
Responsibility include working cooperatively with maintenance staff in all areas involving maintenance, repair, and improving the property, equipment and physical facilities of the camp.

Many other positions are available, including Food Service Manager, Maintenance Assistant and more. If you are interested, please contact:
rory[AT]campcedarbrook.net

Or apply online at our website This Website Link

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Wilderness Camps in NY
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some New York Wilderness Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some New York Wilderness Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Camp Ramapo
Rhinebeck, NY

Visit Our Camp Ramapo Website
845-876-8403
office[AT]ramapoforchildren.org
101 Anchorage Trail
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 266 
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Ramapo Video

CAMPER AGES: 6 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Based on our 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York, Camp Ramapo is a residential summer camp that serves children ages 6 to 16 who are affected by social, emotional, or learning challenges, including children affected by autism spectrum disorders. Camp Ramapo provides a traditional summer camp experience for children who have difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults and who would struggle in a less supportive setting. The program is carefully structured to help children with special needs learn to live within a group, form healthy friendships, make good choices, develop self-confidence, and experience success.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs program.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Computers, Technology, and more. Special Needs.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 2 1/2 hours north of New York City along the Hudson River. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Outdoor cabins, pool, dining hall, playgrounds, pristine lake for swimming, boating and fishing.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer swimming, team and individual sports, outdoor education, hiking and camping, a reading enrichment center, science discovery workshop, high and low ropes course, chess, arts, crafts, drama, dancing, canoeing, boating, kayaking and more!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available on sliding scale basis. A Reduced Fee application required.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for dates and rates.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
• Ramapo for Children offers college students a valuable and highly unique summer job experience through one of our programs: Camp Ramapo. • Ramapo runs one of the few residential summer camps that specifically serves children with social, emotional, and learning challenges. At our camp, staff members believe that all children want to succeed, and embrace the challenges of working with special needs children. Many of our staff alumni describe their work at Ramapo as having been a formative experience, and have gone on to be teachers, psychologists, social workers, organization directors, and even founders of national service nonprofits.

• Camp Ramapo has a one-to-one staff-to-camper ratio that not only helps children who need more supervision and support, but also provides staff members with the intensive, hands-on experience that they need to grow professionally.

• Staff members receive the same state-of-the-art training that we provide to teachers and other youth-service professionals already working in the field. This training equips them with practical techniques to build positive relationships, create supportive environments for children with special needs, and grow to become leaders in the field.

• Summer staff lives on the Rhinebeck campus from June–August working to make lasting contributions to children with social, emotional, or learning challenges. Ramapo has a 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio to benefit children who need more support, supervision, and attention. You will lead activities and serve as a role model to these children.

• In addition, students can gain up to 9 hours of course credit by taking Ramapo’s on-site college course through the National College Credit Recommendation Service. On their transcript, the course will be listed through Excelsior College of the University of the State of New York and can be credited as: Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Therapeutic Recreation, Group Dynamics, Outdoor Recreation, Physical Education, Recreation, Camp Counseling, or Community Service. Departments may also have a fieldwork or independent study course which can be combined with this work.

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Teen Wilderness Camps in New York

New York Wilderness Camps for Teens sometimes include more 'intense' or immersive wilderness activities, and can be much more rigorous. Teen Wilderness Camps in NY tend to have more focus on wilderness skills development, sometimes involving intense activities or experiences, with limited down-time, and include age-appropriate special camp events designed for teens.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Pok-O-MacCready Camps
Willsboro, New York

Visit Our Pok-O-MacCready Camps Website
1-800-982-3538
info[AT]pokomac.com
1391 Reber Road
Willsboro, New York 12996

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Pok-O-MacCready Camps Video

CAMPER AGES: 6-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: "Sometimes, you have to unplug in order to connect." That's what we think at Pok-O-MacCready Camps, traditional a co-ed camp located on a beautiful lake in upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains. Family-owned since 1905, Pok-O-MacCready provides a classic summer camp experience that mixes exciting summer adventures and new opportunities with great friends in a picturesque natural setting.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, Science, and more. Archery, Mountain Biking, Rockclimbing (outdoors & Indoor Climbing Climbing Facility), Ultimate Frisbee, Street Hockey, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Drawing & Painting, Arts & Crafts, Wildlife Ecology, Pioneer Living Skills, Blacksmithing, Animal Care, Pottery, Native American Lore

Pok-O-MacCready Camps is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Willsboro New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Horses/Equestrian, Musical Theater, Adventure and more. Pok-O-MacCready Camps is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 6-16.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located 5 hours north of New York City, and less than two hours south of Montreal, Canada. The camp encompasses 300 acres of forest, fields, and private trails and is located on a beautiful, quiet lake. Our proximity to the Adirondack Mountains allows our campers to explore an additional 6 million acres of protected wilderness. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have more than 60 cabins, a lakefront boating and swimming area, an a-frame dining hall with a massive stone fireplace, a 3200 square-foot indoor rockclimbing center, 3 barns and horse pastures, indoor & outdoor classrooms, sports fields, tennis courts, basketball court, street hockey rink, pottery studio, archery range, low ropes course, team building course, and a 19th century working farm (with barns, vegetable gardens, animal pastures, maple sugarhouse, candlemaking cabin, blacksmith forge, woodshop, TreeHouse Nature center, and a one-room schoolhouse)

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Pok-O-MacCready Camps is one of the oldest summer camps in the world. In fact, our boys’ camp is the oldest in the United States having been privately owned and operated by the same family since its establishment in 1905. In 1967 our current director, Jack Swan, saw the need for a summer camp for girls and opened Camp MacCready. We are now one big family, combining our names to “Pok-O-MacCready” and operating as a traditional residential Adirondack summer camp for boys and girls ages six to sixteen.

The proximity of our summer camp to the Adirondack Wilderness Park grants us access to more than 6 million acres of woodland, rocks, rivers, lakes, and mountains to explore. We consider it a privilege to be able to share this gorgeous part of the country with our campers each summer, and enjoy fostering their love of the outdoors while teaching them stewardship for the environment.

Pok-O-MacCready Camps is fully accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and adheres to all standards of compliance with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our CIT program for girls and ADV (Advanced) program for boys is an important finale to the summer camp career for our 15 and 16 year old campers! This rite of passage teaches them responsibility and independence and allows them to give back to the summer camp that has been an important part of their lives. As a send-off, you will save 20% off your child’s second (and final) year in the program. (The discount is taken off the regular tuition rate, and cannot be combined with other offers. The camper must have attended the first year of the CIT/ADV program to qualify.)

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Pok-O-MacCready is very proud of its affiliation with the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation, which awards approximately 20 need-based financial aid packages to campers each summer.

To find out more, please contact the Foundation by visiting This Website Link or email adkscholarship[AT]gmail.com

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): FAMILY CAMP: AUGUST 17th-21st 2016

Summer camp isn’t just for kids anymore! Want to experience camp for yourself and wrap it up into an inexpensive family vacation? Maybe you and your children are just curious to see what Pok-O-MacCready is all about, but you’re not quite ready to take the plunge with an entire summer. We have an answer for that: bring the whole family to camp! Our annual Family Camp week runs at the end of August and is all-inclusive of accommodation, meals, activities and programming, and transportation for trips outside of camp. Our rates are reasonable, and simply put: YOU CAN’T BEAT IT! Contact Us to get this year’s Family Camp dates and rates.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Pok-O-MacCready operates an Outdoor Education Center on its grounds from September through June of each year. Since 1974, the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center has welcomed thousands of students and adults to participate in wilderness adventure excursions, team building dynamics, wildlife & ecology studies, living history programs, community events, and conservation initiatives. Apart from onsite day & multi-day overnight programs, PMOEC is available for school visits and in-classroom programming. The facilities are also available for venue rental for weddings, conferences, reunions, and community events.

Find out more by visiting This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:

FULL SEASON (7 Weeks) JUNE 26, 2016 – AUGUST 13, 2016 Standard Rate: $7,750.

It’s true! Many of our campers choose to stay for all seven weeks of the summer. Staying for the whole season really allows campers to hone their skills in their class areas, go on more wilderness trips, and means they won’t miss out on any of the big summer camp events! In addition, 7-weekers get to enjoy special events in between the 4-week and 3-week session break such as Beach Day and a day trip to the Great Escape amusement park. Some campers choose to register for the first 4 weeks, and then decide later to upgrade to the full 7-week session, and that’s just fine by us. If you’re unsure whether your camper would like to be a 4-weeker or a 7-weeker, don’t worry…it only takes a mouse-click for us to change a 4-weeker to a 7-weeker. Feel free to discuss that option with your child if you think they could benefit from a longer session!

4-WEEK SESSION JUNE 26, 2016 – JULY 24, 2016 Standard Rate: $6,200
The first half of the summer consists of our 4-week overnight program. The 4-week session allows campers to learn new skills and take part in a variety of classes. The session includes many themed events which lead up to our “Color Wars”, in which campers don their colors of Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, or Green and see which team will come out on top: these games have been a camper favorite for decades!

“ROOKIE CAMP” (2 Weeks, for ages 6-9 only)
JUNE 26, 2016 – JULY 9, 2016 Standard Rate: $3,100

For the first two weeks of the 4-Week session, we run a two week “Rookie Camp” for first-time campers between the ages of 6 to 9 years old. We feel this short session is a good bite-sized introduction to summer camp, and also allows campers the flexibility to stay on for the remainder of the 4-week session if they get bitten by the “summer camp bug” and want to stay longer!

3-WEEK SESSION (Overnight) JULY 26, 2016 – AUGUST 13, 2016 Standard Rate: $4,400

The 3-Week session offers two options to campers: a traditional overnight summer camp program, or a day-camp option. The 3-Week session is full of fun classes Mondays – Fridays, with special events planned on the weekends. It’s also the session in which our famous GREEK GAMES take place, as well as some of our campers’ all-time favorite camp events like the “Pok-O-Palooza” music festival, the Jack’s Cup sailing race, Casino Night, and the Pok-O County Fair.

3-WEEK SESSION (Day Camp)* JULY 26, 2016 – AUGUST 13, 2016 Standard Rate: $2,050 for a first-time camper

Our day campers attend camp from approximately 9am to about 5pm Mondays through Fridays. Just like overnight campers, they get to create their own class schedule from a list of over 30 program offerings. They are, of course, assigned to a cabin and counselor and have their own bunks so they have a comfortable spot to relax during Rest Hour. Day campers also have the option of staying the night for an evening activity or program if they wish, and we can easily make those arrangements, although a small fee may apply. They also have the added bonus of being able to stay overnight the last week of camp for no additional fee!

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(401) 841-0080
elise[AT]ohpri.org
info[AT]ohpri.org
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

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Portsmouth NH
Greenport, NY
Nova Scocia, Canada
Portland ME, and more!

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
29 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840

CAMPER AGES: 12-14, 15-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Sail the coast of New England and beyond this summer on America's newest Tall Ship! The Oliver Hazard Perry is Rhode Island's official sailing education vessel, and is the first of it's kind to be built in America in over 100 years! At 200 feet in length, the SSV Perry is a fabulous platform for adventure, teamwork, exploration and fun! Sail with a professional crew who will teach you the ropes. Learn to steer the ship, set the sails, and work as part of a team. See the beauty of the ocean from an unforgettable perspective - call us today, or check out This Website Link for more information!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Science, Math, Technology, and more. Maritime History, Marine Biology, Maritime Literature

CAMP LOCATION: Our office is located in downtown Newport, RI. This ship will move throughout New England, visiting the ports of Newport, Block Island and Providence RI, Boston, Nantucket, and Provincetown MA, Portsmouth NH, Portland ME, and many more destinations. Check This Website Link for specific itineraries.

CAMP FACILITIES: At 200 feet, the Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years. It is the largest civilian sail training vessel in America. She has berths for 49 people overnight, and with 17 crew, a low camper to crew ratio creates a safe and fun environment. The ship is equipped with a steel hull, 3 masts, with square sails on all three masts, 20 sails totaling 14,000 square feet, and 7 miles of rope and wire. The engines run on a bio-diesel blend, and the ship is equipped with a modern galley (on-board kitchen), central air, an on-deck science lab, a library and wheel-chair accessibility above and below decks.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: With 17 professional crew and a capacity for 30-34 campers, our program promotes a dynamic and safe learning environment with a 2:1 ratio of campers to instructors. Campers will feel the thrill of steering a 500-ton ship, and learn to work the yards and sails while exploring the beautiful coasts of New England. They will learn safety at sea and perform important safety drills while acquiring skills in navigation, seamanship, sail handling, knots, and the language of the boat. Campers will explore the underwater world through snorkeling. They will understand wind, waves, tides and the ecology of sandy and rocky seashores.

Sunsets, sunrises and the night sky will serve as the backdrop for this incredible experience, in addition to marine phosphorescence, dolphins and whales.

Teamwork is an integral part of success onboard the boat, and in addition to learning about themselves, and achieving things they never imagined, they will make friendships to last a lifetime.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: In addition to witnessing the natural magic of the ocean and its inhabitants, each student crew will make friendships to last a lifetime. Campers will take responsibility for themselves and their fellow shipmates, learning to work as a team with others as they hoist and brace the yards on the ship's 130-foot tall rig and apply acquired navigational skills to guide the ship's course on a voyage of discovery.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: As a non-profit organization we are committed to making this amazing experience available to everyone. Because we are new, an endowment for scholarships is still being developed, however the first 10 sign ups will receive a 10% discount! Please contact us for group discounts. Scholarships will be made available in the near future.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The Perry will sail year-round, offering experiences for high school and college age students, as well as adult sail-training and team building. The ship will spend the Summers in New England and the Winters in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our Mission:

Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry is Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel and flagship non-profit maritime campus, offering experience-based, core learning opportunities to a diverse student population, including those with disabilities, aboard a magnificent 196-foot, three-masted, square-rigged tall ship.

We achieve our mission in collaboration with Rhode Island educational institutions and the marine industry with a sustainable plan that promotes our sea-faring heritage with programs that serve as symbols for our stewardship of the Ocean State’s maritime environment.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp price for six days/nights is $1,600 (10% discount early bird special for the first 10 campers to sign up!), which includes all meals and seamanship/sailing instruction.

Our tentative schedule can be found at This Website Link Please e-mail info[AT]ohpri.org to sign up, or call the office at (401) 841-0080

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International Wilderness Camps in New York

Some of our New York Wilderness Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each New York Wilderness Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Wilderness Programs for International Campers.


Day Camp In The Park
New City, New York

Visit Our Day Camp In The Park Website
845-638-2515
dcitp1979[AT]gmail.com
6 Kendall Drive
New City, New York 10956

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CAMPER AGES: 4 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Monday-Friday, pickup 8am, dropoff 4:45pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: A Camper's Paradise in Rockland County on 4-mile Lake Tiorati. Red Cross Swim Instruction, over 200 activities and sports, certified teacher leads every group. Door-to-door transportation included in Manhattan, Rockland County, Bergen County, Westchester County, and Orange County. 2016 dates are from June 27, 2016 through August 19, 2016.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, Academics, and more. Daily Swim Instruction For Every Camper With Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge, off Exit 16 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Rockland County, NY. Our camp is on a magnificent 500+ acre nature preserve complete with our own 4 mile lake for boating, swimming, etc. We also have an in-ground heated pool and 30 indoor cabins.

CAMP FACILITIES: 30 cabins - including massive dining hall, extremely diverse program including daily Swim Instruction, nature, theater arts, skateboarding, tennis, archery, gymnastics, arts & crafts, ceramics, woodworking, fishing, karate, gaga, basketball, and dodgeball. Magnificent fields for soccer, softball, lacrosse, kickball, and football. An amazing waterpark and boating center makes our day camp better than most sleepaway programs!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our Executive Director Ken Glotzer has been directing the camp since it was founded in 1979, and wrote the first Master's program for camp leadership with the American Camp Association and Tuoro University. He also wrote a book titled "There Is No Place Like Camp", a guide for parents choosing a camp for the first time for their children.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program. We have a special program for 9th and 10th graders (CIT program) to help them prepare to be a counselor in the future.

OTHER CAMP INFO: No day camp offers the diverse range of activities that Day Camp In The Park does. No day camp has the amount of certified teachers for each camper that we do. Door to door transportation is included in Manhattan and all of Rockland County, Bergen County, Westchester County & Orange County.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We offer a 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 week program. Please go to This Website Link and click on application for fees and schedules of camp or e-mail for information at dcitp1979[AT]gmail.com, or call 845-638-2515.

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New York Wilderness Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some New York Wilderness Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Eden Village Camp
Putnam Valley, New York

Visit Our Eden Village Camp Website
1 (877) 397-3336
yoni[AT]edenvillagecamp.org
welcome[AT]edenvillagecamp.org
392 Dennytown Rd
Putnam Valley, New York 10579

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CAMPER AGES: 3rd to 11th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Eden Village is a non-profit overnight camp that brings an innovative focus on farming, food, and wilderness to the best of traditional camp. Our 3rd — 11th grade campers + apprentices enjoy organic farming, outstanding organic Kosher food, animal care, wilderness adventure, natural science, a pool & lake, music, arts, sports, service projects, exceptional staff in a 3:1 staff:camper ratio… all in a vibrant, kind Jewish community!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Team Sports, Science, and more. Farm Education, Farm-to-table Cooking

CAMP LOCATION: Our beautiful 248-acre camp is bordered on three sides by the wooded hills of Clarence Fahnestock State Park in the Hudson Valley. We are 50 miles north of New York City, and six miles from Cold Spring, NY, which has a MetroNorth train station.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our bunks and dorms accommodate 200 people. In addition, our site includes a pool, sports fields and courts, theater, dining hall, a farm and gardens, hiking trails, cob oven, a 2-acre farm, multiple gardens, orchard, low ropes course, herbology center, science center, goat pen, sweat lodge woods, and plenty of space to play. All our buildings and residences are equipped with electricity, hot & cold water, and plumbing. Our 8-acre lake, safely contained by fence and natural barriers, is equipped with boathouse, docks, canoes, rowboats, kayaks, and sailboats.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Rooted in the Jewish vision of creating a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world, Eden Village is dedicated to providing campers with an incredible summer camp experience while empowering them to promote a vibrant future for themselves, their communities, and our planet.

Yoni Stadlin, camp director, is a passionate and talented educator, activist and community builder, founded Eden Village Camp in 2008 with his wife, Vivian Lehrer Stadlin. In 2010, the Jewish Week recognized Yoni and Vivian as two of the “36 under 36” (the 36 most influential Jewish leaders under the age of 36). Yoni holds an M.A. in Informal Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and directed the 92nd Street Y’s science and nature day camp for two years, where he garnered rave reviews from campers, parents and staff. He is a veteran educator for the Teva Learning Center, the country’s leading Jewish environmental education program.

Eden Village Camp was featured on the Today Show, and in the NY Times for it's "Culture of Kindness" guidelines on body talk.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer generous scholarships! Please contact Eden Village Camp for more information at: This Website Link.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Check out our website for information on our year round programs at: This Website Link.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check out our website for more information on dates, sessions and fees! Scholarships are available.
www.edenvillagecamp.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Interested in working at Eden Village Camp? Check out our website at This Website Link or contact Simone at simone[AT]edenvillagecamp.org for more information.

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Timber Lake West Camp
Roscoe, NY

Visit Our Timber Lake West Camp Website
516-656-4210 (winter) 845-439-4440 (summer)
justin[AT]camptlc.com
tours[AT]timberlakewest.com
76 Timberlake Rd
Roscoe, NY 12776

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight 4-week experience.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Timber Lake West is a traditional, co-ed four-week summer camp. We power-pack eight weeks of fun into an exciting four-week experience for every one of our campers. Located in New York's Catskill Mountains, Timber Lake West is just over 2 hours northwest of New York City and 3 hours from Philadelphia. Set on a mountaintop, its 380 secluded acres features its own private spring-fed lake and an outstanding array of facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live in 35 modern, paneled cabins called bunks. Each bunk is equipped with full bathrooms and storage space for each camper's belongings. Four regulation lighted Basketball Courts, Regulation Hockey Rink, Three regulation Baseball/Softball Fields, Regulation Lacrosse Field, Beach Volleyball Court, Two Volleyball Courts, Two heated swimming pools, Two Ga-Ga Courts, Social Hall, Gymnastics, Cooking, Dining Room, Planet West Canteen, Art Barn, Skate Park, Movie Theatre, Dance studio, Rock-climbing Wall/Ropes Course.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At Timber Lake West, we foster the values of sharing, integrity, responsibility and respect in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Campers learn to value others by being valued themselves. They leave camp with memories that will last a lifetime. It is what Camp was always meant to be. At Timber Lake West, our commitment is to provide the highest level of service and excellence in the camping profession. Constantly innovating and moving forward, Timber Lake West's facilities, program and staff development are second to none. Our camps' mission is to teach children the skills of making and keeping friends, while building their self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1- Sunday June 29, 2014 -Friday July 25, 2014 Session 2 - Sunday July 27, 2014 - Wednesday August 20, 2014.

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Forest Lake Camp
Chestertown, NY

Visit Our Forest Lake Camp Website
518-623-4771
gene[AT]forestlakecamp.com
info[AT]forestlakecamp.com
261 Forest Lake Rd
Chestertown, NY

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight Brother/Sister Camp. This means that our boys camp and girls camp each have their own distinct programs, activities, campuses, and living areas. The separate girls and boys camp programs co-exist on our same FLC property, providing a unique experience for each.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Take a moment to explore Forest Lake Camp and learn more about the unique summer camp opportunity we offer. Forest Lake Camp is a brother/sister camp in the southern Adirondacks. It will be our 91st consecutive summer in 2016. We pride ourselves on the nurturing, supportive camp community we have created at Forest Lake Camp. At our camp, campers feel comfortable to take risks, be themselves and go after their best each and every day. Please explore our website at This Website Link and consider joining us for an unforgettable summer experience!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, and more. Riflery, Archery, Waterskiing.

CAMP LOCATION: Forest Lake Camp sits on 823 acres at the southern end of the Adirondack Park in New York State. You can see the southern Adirondack peaks from various locations on our camp property. One of our most popular summer camp features is Forest Lake itself. Forest Lake is our very own private, spring fed lake, where campers swim, sail, and cool down after busy days of camp activities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our summer camp facilities are extensive, having constantly been built up and improved since 1926. In addition to our lake, 1.5 miles of private shoreline and over 800 acres of land, our facilities support a huge range of summer camp sports and activities, including basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming, horseback riding, and much more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: FLC is not a co-ed camp but rather a brother/sister camp. This means that our boys camp and girls camp each have their own distinct programs, activities, campuses, and living areas. The separate girls and boys camp programs co-exist on our same FLC property, providing a unique experience for each. The brother/sister camp arrangement is very popular with families that want to send brothers and sisters to the same camp, but also want their children to have their own camp experiences. Please visit us at This Website Link

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Forest Lake Camp also runs a Family Camp, learn more: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Kenwal Day Camp
Melville, NY

Visit Our Kenwal Day Camp Website
631-694-3399
kenwaloffice[AT]aol.com
100 Drexel Ave
Melville, NY 11747

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More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2016-17 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 3 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. The best day camp around!

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Gymnastics, Golf, Team Sports, and more. A Wide Range Of Sports , Nature & The Arts.

CAMP LOCATION: Located On 20 Beautiful Acres In Melville Long Island.

CAMP FACILITIES: Customized Courts, Ballfields, Ziplines, Playgrounds And More Just For Nursery & Kindergarten Campers.

Separate Courts, Ballfields, Ziplines, Go-Carts, Archery, Batting Cages Etc For 2Nd Graders And Older. Beautiful Waterpark, Lake, Nature Trails For All : )

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: A mature staff consisting of certified teachers, coaches and college students. travel programs for 4th graders and older. Trips include: Banana Boating In The Hamptons, Six Flags, Broadway Shows In Manhattan, Shark Boat Tours Around Manhattan, Beach Trips, Citi Field, Adventureland, and so much more. Campers return home every day.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Kenwal Day Camp is family owned and operated since 1957. We provide a fun-filled safe environment in which all campers thrive!! building self esteem, confidence, & creating smiles is just a small part of what we do every day.

Call for a personal tour & see why everyone's going to Kenwal.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp runs for 8 weeks. Campers may attend for 3 weeks or more. Please visit our website, This Website Link for more information.

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Southwoods
Paradox, NY

Visit Our Southwoods Website
(914)214-8780 (518)532-7717
info[AT]southwoods.com
532 NYS Route 74
Paradox, NY 12858

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 201 Granite Springs, NY 10527

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Southwoods is a four week, co-ed, sleepaway camp located in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate, New York. Situated on pristine, spring fed Paradox Lake, where the majestic mountains of the Adirondack Park slope to our water’s edge. Children feel safe to explore and grow in our interactive and exciting four week summer camp experience. They are immersed in a wonderful variety of outdoor, waterfront, arts and sports programs. Our cabins and activities are facilitated by a handpicked, mature and motivated staff who teach, inspire, comfort and foster life-long memories and friendships. Our unique combination of extreme fun, child-centered philosophy, and physical location set in the heart of the Adirondack Park, makes the Traditional Sleepaway Summer Camp Experience at Southwoods one not to be missed.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Wrestling, Team Sports, Science, Computers, Technology, and more. Traditional, Sports, Fine Crafts, Creative Arts

Southwoods is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Paradox New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Wrestling, Swimming, Sailing and more. Southwoods is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 7 - 15.
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CAMP LOCATION: Southwoods is just...4 hours North of New York City, 1 1/2 hours North of Albany, 2 hours South of Montreal. Located in the heart of the beautiful and picturesque Adirondack Mountains.

CAMP FACILITIES: 25 cabins,Indoor sports pavilion,3 Full size basketball courts, plus 1 Jr. court,Multi-purpose sports fields, Baseball field with 90/60 foot bases, Soccer field with 400 meter running track, Roller-hockey arena, 5 Tennis courts - clay courts, Gymnastics pavilion with spring floor, Indoor Theater, multi-channel mixing board and video, Arts and Crafts, Ceramics and, Woodworking facilities, 50 foot, 12 route climbing tower, 50 foot rappel tower, 10 Element high ropes course, 20 Element low ropes course, Zip Line, Giant Swing, 15 Mountain bikes and riding trails, Access to miles of hiking/walking trails, Beach lakefront swimming, 6 Ski Nautiques boats, Fishing boats, 10 Sunfish, 2 Feva sailboats, 16 Canoes, 15 Kayaks, Gaga Stadium.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Southwoods is the premier four-week summer camp in the country and is considered a community where children can grow, discover, build confidence and form lifelong friendships. We build our camp experiences around people. Southwoods is a recognized leader in the youth development field. Campers continue to take their invaluable summer camp experiences from Southwoods with them into adulthood. They then return as staff to help create those same experiences for the next generation of campers. Southwoods is an institution families trust!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leader In Training program.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Reunion, Winter Weekends

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1- Sunday June 26, 2016-Thursday July 21, 2016 $7,100 Session 2- Sunday July 24, 2016-Thursday August 18, 2016 $7,100 Please visit: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
General Counselor
Activity Specialists
Nurses
Please Contact Lauren at Lauren[AT]southwoods.com

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Camp Hillcroft
Billings, New York

Visit Our Camp Hillcroft Website
845-223-5826
fun[AT]camphillcroft.com
PO BOX 5
Billings, New York 12510

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CAMPER AGES: 4 to 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Hillcroft serves children pre-K through 9th grade in the rural eastern Dutchess County New York setting. Camp dropoff is 8:45am and pickup is at 4:30pm. Transportation is available upon request. Campers may attend for either 4 or 8 week sessions. Before and After care hours are available for a nominal fee.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a lake, three swimming pools, large ball fields, a garden and a farm, a playground and separate courts for tennis, basketball, street hockey and volley ball. Our Outdoor Adventure program has special locations for climbing walls, obstacle/rope courses and zip lines. We have a series of individual workshops and studios for dance, music, theater, ceramics, wood, graphics, sculpture, photography, weaving and art. These provide the opportunity for every child to discover the special satisfactions of creativity.

There is a fully equipped indoor gymnastics center and a fencing shed. Special facilities feature excellent instruction in tennis and archery, fencing, track and field. There are also dormitories with bathrooms, where children store their belongings and change clothes. And, of course, there is a kitchen, dining rooms, and a well-equipped infirmary. If it rains, all our workshops, studios and covered facilities allow for continuing programs.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Since 1950, Hillcroft has been a caring and nurturing family-run camp where children "learn by doing". The name Hillcroft comes from "hill" or high location and "croft", the English word for "working farm". In directing Hillcroft, we strive to continue the perfect balance of our goal: personal growth, fostering independence and self esteem, and unlocking your child's potential for the love of learning.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
8 Weeks June 29 - Aug 21
4 Weeks June 29 - July 24
4 Weeks July 27 - Aug 21

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Adirondack Camp
Putnam Station, New York

Visit Our Adirondack Camp Website
518-547-8261
infor[AT]adirondackcamp.com
302 Warrick rd
Putnam Station, New York 12861

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CAMPER AGES: 7-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Adirondack is an overnight summer camp for boys and girls. You’ll find us hidden away in the ancient New England bedrock of the Adirondack Mountains, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of world famous Lake George in upstate New York.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Football, Team Sports, and more.

Water Sports
General Water Sports
Instructional Swimming
Recreational Swimming
Competitive Swimming
Canoeing
Fishing
Rowing
Water Skiing
Kayaking
Rafting
Snorkeling
Sailing
Water Polo

Outdoor Activities
General Outdoors
Mountaineering
Climb & Rappel
Backpacking
Hiking
Rock Climbing

Individual Sports
General Individual Sports
Archery
Fencing
Tennis

CAMP LOCATION: Adirondack sits, half-hidden, in a safe and powerful, deep forested place of astounding natural beauty surrounded on three sides by the crystal blue, drinkable waters of world famous Lake George.

ADK sits in the midst of the country’s most ancient mountain range in the Adirondack Park preserve, just a few hours’ drive from big city civilization (e.g., Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal) and a day’s flight from anywhere else around the globe.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 19 rustic open air cabins, dining hall, fencing pavilion, outdoor basketball courts, rustic amphitheater, and a pristine lake for swimming."

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At ADK philosophy runs through every decision we make. We aspire to extraordinary things, in our traditional summer camp and in our campers, and that message is pervasive and contagious.

Simply put, a well-grounded philosophy will distinguish the great camp from a good camp. At our boys and girls camp we espouse a holistic approach to reduce the fragmentation that exists in young lives and empower our campers to be less busy, less formally structured, less overtly competitive, more committed to meaningful moments and attentive to the wonder that surrounds them.

Our objective is to present opportunities that build into a series of personal accomplishments that accumulate during the time they are with us. The goal is that they return from our summer camp for kids with bold hearts and strong character and that we will have made such a difference in their young lives.

And yet–conversely–despite our careful efforts and thoughtful organization, we strive to make all this “scaffolding” invisible. We know that beyond the incredible activities and instruction at our kids overnight camp, it’s the time in between that really matters. That it’s bunk life, mealtime goofiness, camping sleepovers and just luxuriating in the simple pleasures of summer–that imprint enduring memories. When our alums visit, our biggest complement is when they tell us that nothing’s changed.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full Session June 28th - August 20th $11,200
Session One June 28th - July 25th $6,725
Session Two July 26th - August 20th 6,725

Two week sessions for first time campers age 7 -9 $4,150
6/28 - 7/11
7/12 - 7/25
7/26 - 8/8
8/9 - 8/20

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Open Job Positions:

Tennis Staff
Sailing Staff
Kayak Staff
Wilderness Trip Staff
Male Kitchen Staff

Please contact the camp for complete jobs info.

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Christodora
New York Location(s)

Visit Our Christodora Website
212-371-52251
admissions[AT]christodora.org
Manice Education Center
68 Savoy Road
Florida, Massachusetts 01247

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

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CAMPER AGES: 6th - 12th grade New York City students

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Manice Education Center is an exciting 1-3 week environmental leadership program, for students who are interested in canoeing, backpacking & nature exploration.

6th - 12th grade New York City students are welcomed!

Spaces fill fast, so call today for more info.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Canoe, Backpacking.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Manice Education Center is an opportunity for campers to explore the environment while growing as leaders. During their 1-3 week experience, students will go on a backpacking and/or canoeing trip focused on learning about ecosystems and themselves. By taking risks and challenging themselves physically and mentally, students leave feeling confident and more connected to their natural surroundings. They will have the chance to swim daily and participate in low ropes course challenges and team building activities.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: It's free to apply, and we provide scholarships to make camp affordable for any family!

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Exploratory Course (6th and 7th Grade)

If you are new to camping or just want to play and learn outside, join us for 7 days at camp. Backpack or canoe into a nearby state park for your first overnight in the forest. See parts of nature you never knew were there. Get away from it all and relax with new friends!

Foundation Course (7th and 8th Grade)

Join us for a 2 week adventure where you will go on 3-day backpacking and canoeing trips to learn survival skills such as identifying wild foods you can eat and building a fire. See how team work makes it all possible!

Advanced Course (8th and 9th Grade)

In this 18-day session, you will paddle down a river from Vermont to New York for 3 days, and hike the Appalachian Trail to the top of Massachusetts’ highest mountain. You will also begin to discover your personal leadership abilities and how to protect the wilderness you’re enjoying

High School Leadership Training Course
(9th -­‐ 12th Grade)

During this 11-day course, you will co-lead your friends as you spend 5 days hiking or canoeing together. The Manice staff are ready to support you through these exciting challenges that prepare you to use your leadership skills both in the outdoors and in your daily life!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For the updated information, please visit our website at This Website Link.

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Rocky Brook
Eastchester, NY

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camp[AT]girlscoutshh.org
Eastchester, NY

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2 Great Oak Lane
Pleasantville, NY 10570

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CAMPER AGES: K-9th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, and more. Girl Scouts, Leadership.

CAMP LOCATION: Rocky Brook Day Camp combines the best of both worlds - a shady island in an urban sea. Rocky Brook is one of Westchester�s best-kept secrets.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our mission at Rocky Brook is to foster independence and leadership while providing a physically and socially safe environment for every girl. Our camp is a place to explore, experiment, and experience while enjoying the benefits of an all-girl program. Included in the fee are full days of stimulating activities, daily snacks and a camp t-shirt.Every day at Rocky Brook will find you involved in traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, games, sports, and nature.

Every session will include exciting trips as well as boating, swimming and hiking. Trips and overnights vary by sessions and may include a hike on the Appalachian Trail or a trip to the Medieval Times. Special leadership overnights for girls in 4th grade and above. Rocky Brook is ACA-Accredited and all staff must participate in extensive training prior to the first day of camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: *New this year* CIT program available for girls ages 15 and 16

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our camp brochure for themes, session, dates, and fees: This Website Link available Dec 18, 2015

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WorldStrides Summer Programs
New York Location(s)

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434.284.9224, 1.885.812.8219
danielled[AT]worldstrides.org
info[AT]worldstridessummer.com
218 West Water Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Florida, California, New York, Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain

CAMPER AGES: Middle School and High School programs

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Golf, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, and more. Business Entrepreneurship Pre-college Program, Fashion, Writing, Art History, Investing Pre-college Program, Service Learning, Game Design, Law & Leadership, Digital Media, Business Of Sports.

CAMP LOCATION: Our programs are located both domestically and internationally including at UCLA,and New York City. Our abroad destinations include Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Scotland, and Spain.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our programs host students in college residence halls, hotels, and lodges.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: WorldStrides is the largest and most trusted educational travel organization in the nation. WorldStrides was founded nearly 50 years ago by an educator committed to enriching students’ lives through experiential travel, and has since grown to an international organization providing unique experiences to more than five million participants.

WorldStrides Summer programs offers students the opportunity to earn college credit through unique, educational, life changing experiences. With a diverse array of programs focusing on adventure and service, language, cultural, and science immersion, and university-based programs, we challenge students to gain new perspectives and expand their knowledge.

Join us, think more. WorldStrides Summer consists of a dedicated base team in addition to the support of many WorldStrides team members within the United States and internationally. During programs students experience the world’s best leaders through our Destination Directors and Specialists, and course leaders. Meet our team at This Website Link.

WorldStrides is a fully accredited travel study program. We maintain both school accreditation, which verifies the high academic quality of our programs, and corporate accreditation, which assures our organization’s commitment to safety, security, and financial stability. Our accredited status attests to our high academic standards. Traveling with an accredited travel study program means that your program is centered on a structured curriculum that is aligned with state standards.

Destination Directors and Specialists, who undergo continuous training in methods for delivering content to students, bring this curriculum to life through interactive activities and engaging lessons. Our designation as an accredited travel study program and our relationship with highly ranked colleges and universities allows WorldStrides Summer programs to offer students the opportunity for college credit.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: FLAG Scholarships One million dollars in FLAG Scholarship funding is available for WorldStrides programs for families with an annual adjusted gross income (AGI) up to $85,000. Last year, thousands of families benefited from the FLAG Scholarship program. Families are invited to complete a confidential, simple application to receive travel assistance funds. Contact the WorldStrides Summer team for a confidential application. Applications must be completed within 45 days of registration. SYTA Youth Foundation: The Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA) offers need and merit-based scholarships for student travel. Visit This Website Link for more information on how to apply. Contact the WorldStrides Summer Team for fundraising activities and tips. Contact a WSS team member for a fundraising information sheet.

OTHER CAMP INFO: WorldStrides Summer programs also focus on future career opportunities. Many programs offer hands-on experience in the field that exposes students to specific industries and working professionals. These valuable experiences support both career preparation as well as college achievement. According to CNBC (2013), recruiters recommend adding six types of college courses to your schedule in order to stand out in future job interviews: STEM classes, Internship-driven picks, Business and economics, Theater Arts, Professional Writing, and Leadership Studies. It can be beneficial, no matter your interest, to have a strong foundation in public speaking, writing, leadership, and business. Get a head start with WorldStrides Summer programs as you promote a well-rounded and qualified you!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our dates and fees vary per program, please visit This Website Link to find the information for your program of interest.

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Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp
Riverhead, NY

Visit Our Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp Website
516-433-7970 ext 11
BJM274[AT]cornell.edu
keb263[AT]cornell.edu
3186 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
5 Old Jericho Tpke
Jericho, NY 11753

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): 4-H

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: DPF 4-H Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, and provides campers with the opportunity to explore the outdoors.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Football, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 60 miles for New York City in the Heart of Long Island. Please visit our web site for lots of camp photos and videos. On our web site look for the open house dates at the camp this spring.

CAMP FACILITIES: DPF 4-H Camp is 140 acre residential camp located on the majestic Long Island Sound. Our Camp is accredited by American Camp Association and Licensed and inspected by Suffolk County Health Department. We are committed to offering campers high quality educational programs, while achieving the same level of excellence as our partners at Cornell University.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our camp programs Archery, Arts& Crafts, cooking, dance, drama, a working farm, outdoor adventures, outdoor cooking, Magic, Sports and Recreation, Environmental sciences, rocketry, self defense, fishing sewing, swimming. Campers will gain confidence as they pursue success on our High Ropes Challenge Course. the 35 foot rock wall, zip lines, vertical playpen and platforms that allows campers to build success and confidence as they pursue each element. The Equestrian program is a half day program of instruction and riding. It is a introduction for those who have never worked around horses or will complement any outside riding experience you have. In-depth programs are super soccer, I Hear "Music", Counselor in training, Equestrian, and High Ropes climbing adventure. Our Camp is celebrating it 90th year. We are the oldest 4-H Camp in New York State.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor in Training (CIT) The DPF 4-H camp CIT program is designed for teens that have completed at least 10th grade and/or 16 years of age. You will needed to apply for this program with a CIT application. Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2014. To get application please call 516-433-7970 ext 11

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships are offered are for partial support toward one camp session and are based on family needs. Fro application, call 516-433-7970 ext 11. all application must be received by March 23, 2104

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Every year we have Family camp weekend. Each year it is a different theme. The family can take part in the camp program or just use the camp as a place to stay and see the beast of Long Island.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The camp is open for rental groups and school groups and organizations. We offer Environmental program, High and Low rope, nutrition program, farm, program, Kayaking, horse back riding and Archery program.

OTHER CAMP INFO: If you live in the tri state area we are the camp close to home.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We have 8 sessions, and a first time camper session, The first time camper is from June 30 to July 2. A camper can experience the excitement of a sleep away camping for 3 days and 2 nights. Session one is June 30 to July 7, Session 2 July 7 to July 12, Session 3 July 14 to July 19, Session 4 July 21 to July 26, Session 5 July 28 to August 2, Session 6 August 4 to August 9 , Session 7 August 11 to August 16, Session 8 August 18 to August 23. We also have stayover weekend, July 12-14, July 19-21, August 2-4, August 9-11, and August 16-18.

All information can be found on our website at This Website Link.

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Camp Ramah in the Berkshires
Wingdale, New York

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845-832-6622
info[AT]ramahberkshires.org
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires
91 Ramah Road
Wingdale, New York 12594

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires
25 Rockwood Place, Suite 345
Englewood, NJ 07631

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CAMPER AGES: 9-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Ramah balances structure and creativity, competition and teamwork, organized specialties and optional activities — all within a safe, nurturing, Jewish environment. The rich and varied programs offer campers the opportunity to grow, learn, develop skills, and make new friends as they connect to their Jewish heritage. All of this happens in a bucolic camp environment on over two hundred acres in lower Dutchess County.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 70 miles north of New York City on over 200 beautiful acres. Please visit our website for amazing camp photos and videos.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The athletic program includes team sports and individual challenges. From basketball, softball, soccer and Frisbee to tennis, archery, biking and yoga, Ramah offers activities for all interests and skill levels.

Older campers have the option to compete against other camps in varsity and junior varsity programs. They can improve their skill by learning from experts in our "Coaches-in-Residence" program. Yom Sport provides everyone with a day of friendly competition at all skill levels. We also offer a four day intensive sports clinic.

Ramah Berkshires campers enjoy swimming, boating and water play on beautiful Lake Ellis. The Red Cross certified waterfront staff instructs and guards our daily instructional swim periods, as well as free swim times. For older campers, we offer a lifeguard training certification. Our water trampoline, slide, "blob" and "Summit" add to the fun on the waterfront.

Campers enjoy learning to kayak, canoe, and sail on the lake. Older campers have opportunities to participate in overnight boating adventures, as well.

Summer camp is about the great outdoors, and there's plenty of that at Ramah! Our Al Hagova specialists are trained to teach environmental values to campers through overnights and nature walks. Older campers experience multi-day bike trips and hiking trips. Campers of all ages look forward to "flying" through the air on our zip-line, or mastering climbing skills on our rock wall. Groups of campers learn to bond and cooperate while on our ropes course or hiking up Ramah Mountain. Our in-camp mountain bike trail is used by campers of all ages.

Jewish music and dance are keys to our program! Campers learn classic Israeli dances and songs, as well as modern pop tunes. Among the highlights of the summer are the Zimriyah (camp–wide song festival) and Rikudiah (dance festival).

Drama specialists offer workshops in dramatic techniques and skills. Many camper edot (divisions) perform a musical play in Hebrew. Interested campers can opt for drama workshops. Those campers who love to sing can be part of our a cappella groups. Our staff and older camper a capella group performs each Friday evening, setting the mood as Camp ushers in Shabbat.

Experienced artists and art teachers transmit their love of arts and crafts and fine art throughout the summer. From painting, sculpting and papier mache to jewelry-making, woodworking and tallit-making, campers are introduced to a wide-range of activities and have the opportunity to hone their skills in areas of special interest. At various times during the summer, visiting artists share their specialties with our campers.

The multi-media center enables campers to explore photography, radio and film-making. Interested campers can improve their photography skills as they document the summer in pictures. They can anchor their own radio show on Camp's radio station, Kol Ramah (Voice of Ramah), that broadcasts throughout Camp. They can even film, direct, edit and produce movies under the guidance of our videography staff.

Interwoven into all aspects of camp life are Conservative Jewish values and Ahavat Yisrael, love of Israel. Campers participate in age-appropriate and meaningful daily prayer. Jewish learning factors into all aspects of the daily schedule, from sportsmanship to the Jewish view of saving the environment.
Integral to the Ramah community is the Mishlachat, educators and support staff from Israel who work in all aspects of camp life. They provide campers with a taste of Israel, exposure to Hebrew language, and an understanding of current events in the Middle East.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our oldest campers, entering eleventh grade in our Gesher division learn important leadership skills, spending time as counselors in training (CIT) by helping our youngest campers with their daily activities. These campers receive specialized training from the Ramah Staff, as well as on-going instruction from visiting specialists during the summer. This last year, Gesher—meaning bridge—allows these campers to envision themselves as models and leaders to younger campers.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We are committed to ensuring that no eligible camper is turned away due to financial hardship and to providing a Ramah experience for any camper who might not otherwise have been able to become part of our Ramah family.

Camp Ramah offers financial assistance to campers and serves the Jewish community in cooperation with local synagogues and schools. The financial assistance process is strictly confidential. It begins with parents contacting their synagogue rabbi, educational director or other synagogue leaders.

Please read about the process in our online application. Rabbi Resnick, our camp director, is available to assist parents in making the appropriate contacts.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Ramah in the Berkshires is the ideal location for your group to spend time together in a Jewish environment. Come experience the magic of “Ramah Shabbat” with your school, synagogue, or organization. Ramah Retreats also hosts B’nai Mitzvah, weddings, reunions and more.

Our facility, only 70 miles from New York City, includes private "hotel-style" housing for adults to stay in the comfort of our newer facilities. All amenities can be tailored to meet your needs, and an onsite Ramah liaison is provided for every group to ensure the highest quality service during your stay.

OTHER CAMP INFO: For entering third graders, Ta’am Ramah (Taste of Ramah) gives first time campers an eight day “taste” of the Ramah experience, guided by nurturing, experienced staff for this first time sleep-away camp experience. Campers learn why so many children return to Ramah summer after summer and return home talking about next summer.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp has two sessions. The first session is approximately four weeks, while the second session is approximately three weeks. Campers entering 4th grade may only come for one session. Campers entering 5th through 8th grades may come for either one session or the entire summer. Campers entering 9th through 11th grades must attend for the entire summer.

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Rock Hill
Mahopac, NY

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845-236-6002 ext 613
camp[AT]girlscoutshh.org
300 Wixon Pond Road
Mahopac, NY 10541

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2 Great Oak Lane
Pleasantville, NY 10570

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Rock Hill Resident Camp provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventure! Located in Mahopac, NY, with 190 acres for hiking, shooting archery, climbing one of our high ropes courses, or swimming and boating in our lake, Rock Hill Camp is the perfect place to spend your summer! Most campers will stay in either a platform tent with access to modern washhouses or in one of our all weather cabins. In the evenings campers can be found singing by the campfire, participating in a camp wide game or event, discovering the lake by a canoe at twilight or staying up to watch the stars.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Boating, Leadership.

CAMP LOCATION: Set on 200 beautiful wooded acres in Mahopac, NY, Rock Hill Camp has been a summer retreat for girls since 1922. Rock Hill has a lake, ropes course, archery range, miles of hiking, as well as modern dining facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Most campers live in either platform tents with modern washhouses, or in our all weather cabins. Rock Hill has a lake for swimming and boating; low, medium and high ropes, a zip line, an archery range, miles of hiking grounds, primitive camping sights, arts and crafts, indoor cabins, and modern dining facilities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All Rock Hill campers have busy days filled with traditional camp activities including: swimming, boating, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, ropes courses, archery and hikes around camp! Nights are filled with campfires, time to choose your own activities, and all-camp activities that could be anything from a Counselor Hunt, to a Luau, or a camp wide Goldrush! Additionally, each girl selects a program theme of her choice and will complete the activities described within. Rock Hill is ACA-accredited and all staff undergo extensive training prior to the first day of camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Rock Hill provides a Counselor in Training program as well as hiring Junior Counselors.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships (financial aid) are available on a sliding scale based on need and availability. Please fill out our campership application found on our website for consideration at This Website Link.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please check out our full camp brochure for sessions, themes, dates, and fees. The brochure will be posted on our website starting Dec 18, 2015.

Please Visit: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Rock Hill Summer Girl Scout Camp is hiring counselors, lifeguards, and ropes staff for the summer of 2015.  Rock Hill is located in Mahopac, NY on 200 acres of forest with access to Long Pond Lake.  Girls and staff stay in both all weather cabins and platform tents.  Applicants must be over 18.

For more information please visit This Website Link or contact Katrina Dearden at kdearden[AT]girlscoutshh.org 845-236-6002 ext 613.

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Camp Lafayette
Merrill, New York

Visit Our Camp Lafayette Website
winter: 410-647-7733
summer: 518-425-3311
info[AT]camplafayette4boys.com
154 Gadway Road
Merrill, New York 12955

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1213 Balfour Drive
Arnold, MD 21012

CAMPER AGES: 8-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We will welcome up to 24 boys ages 8 through 14 for 3 weeks of camp. The boys will have a home base at Camp Jeanne d’Arc, but will spend most of their time at Camp Lafayette. Centered by a stone fire circle and granite boulders, the camp site has large canvas tents for sleeping and gathering and open spaces for activities and games.

The program allows the boys to choose their activities at the beginning of each week. Water activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and stand up paddle-boarding. Land sports include soccer, flag-football, kickball, bb’s, riflery and archery, hiking and outdoor camping skills, woodworking and other camp crafts. Laser tag and special events round out the boys’ summer camp adventures at Lafayette.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Sailing, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, and more.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer 2015: 3 Week Session July 24 - August 14
$4,000

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Iroquois Springs
Rock Hill, New York

Visit Our Iroquois Springs Website
631.462.2550
mark[AT]iroquoissprings.com
summer[AT]iroquoissprings.com
PO Box 487
66 Bowers Road
Rock Hill, New York 12775

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 20126 Dix Hills, NY 11746

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on 200 acres, 90 miles from New York City. We have 225 boys and 225 girls who enjoy our first rate facility and dynamic traditional camp program each summer.

CAMP FACILITIES: All our facilities are newly renovated. We have a private lake, 2 heated swimming pools, large indoor spaces, new arts and crafts/fine arts facilities, fitness center, ball fields, and new dining room.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are a traditional camp where we offer a combination of group centered activities, and elective programs.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Program - Entering 11th Grade.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full season (6 weeks): $9375 June 27 - August 7 Half season (3 weeks): $5775 Session 1: June 27 - July 17 Session 2: July 18 - Aug 7

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SUMMER JOB…
MAYBE A CAMP COUNSELOR OR ACTIVITY SPECIALIST

Dates: June 16 to August 7, 2015 

Compensation: $1400 - $2000 Plus Travel Expense, Room & Board

Positions: Tennis, High and Low Ropes Course, Outdoor Adventure (mountain biking, hiking, camping, etc.) Gymnastics, Water-Skiing, Life-guarding (WSI), Theatre, Arts and Crafts (wood working, ceramics, jewelry, rocketry), Roller Hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Archery, Media (web design, video, yearbook, newspaper), and more....

Description: Iroquois Springs, located just 90 miles from New York City, is a co-ed residential camp in the Lower Catskill Mountains for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 16.

If you are an energetic and motivated person with a love for children and working in an outdoor and energetic environment sounds rewarding, our summer team may be the right fit for you!

Iroquois Springs is a safe, fun filled environment for children looking to experience the magic camp has to offer while creating positive memories that will shape each child’s future. Iroquois Springs is simply an extraordinary place for children!

Located just 90 miles from New York City, our location is outstanding, and your experience will be second to none!

How to Apply: This Website Link (click on “Our Staff”) or Call 1.877.700.5354

Contact Person: Gary Ross, Staffing Coordinator
gary[AT]iroquoissprings.com

IROQUOIS SPRINGS
PO BOX 20126
DIX HILLS, NY 11746

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Camp Jeanne d'Arc
Merrill, New York

Visit Our Camp Jeanne d'Arc Website
winter: 704-936-7459
summer: 518-425-3311
megan[AT]campjeannedarc.com
info[AT]campjeannedarc.com
154 Gadway Road
Merrill, New York 12955

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
16946 Belle Isle Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Weekly Catholic Mass, Bible Study and non-denominational services weekly.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp JDA is an authentic summer camp located in the Adirondack Mountains on Chateaugay Lake. Girls ages 7-16 from all over the world come to our camp for a fun summer adventure filled with friends, swimming, sailing, horseback riding, archery, riflery, hiking, camping out and lots more! Buses are available from the NY Metro area.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Horses/Equestrian, Dance, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Team Sports, and more.

Camp Jeanne d Arc is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Merrill New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Team Sports, Sailing, Wilderness/Nature and more. Camp Jeanne d Arc is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 7 - 16.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located 50 miles North of Lake Placid, NY and 60 miles Southwest of Montreal, QC, Canada on 150 acres of beautiful fields and woods on Upper Chateaugay Lake. Please visit our website at This Website Link for a tour of our camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our campers enjoy our Swiss Chalet-style cabins with large screened in windows and indoor bathrooms, daily swims in crystal clear Chateaugay Lake, basketball courts, tennis courts, large fields for soccer and field hockey, and dining in the "Hearth."

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Jeanne d’Arc offers a unique sleepaway summer camp experience where girls from around the world come together to form friendships, enjoy group living in a small camp community, get a little closer to nature, and challenge themselves in a host of activities. Our focus is on camp spirit and the talents that each camper, counselor and staff member brings to and shares with our camp group each summer. ACA certified

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership training programs every summer, please call for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: 10% Alumnae Discount, 50% Active Military Discount, Payment plans, scholarships and other special circumstance discounts available by request.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for dates and rates.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
At Jeanne d’Arc, being a camp counselor means more than just a summer job, you join a family of friends as soon as you walk through our gate. You will be given a unique opportunity to work with incredible people from the U.S. and around the world in a magnificent setting, the Adirondack Mountains.

More than 40 counselors and staff members assist the director in the day-to-day operations of the camp. The camper-counselor staff ratio averages 3:1. As a staff member, you will be entrusted with someone’s most important possession, their child. We look for counselors who exhibit the maturity necessary to succeed in this role.

Please go to the Staff page on our website for more information.

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Campus Kids Minisink
Glen Spey, NY

Visit Our Campus Kids Minisink Website
888-621-2267
ckminisink[AT]campuskids.com
Glen Spey, NY 12737

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
School year contact information: Campus Kids Minisink PO Box 224 Bethel, CT 06801 888-621-2267

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Campus Kids Minisink Video

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Monday through Friday sleep-away camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Monday to Friday sleep-away camp, home on the weekends with the family. Daily choice program. Small, caring camp community. 2, 4, 6 & 8 weeks sessions, co-ed, ages 7 to 16. Great staff! Transportation provided from designated pickup areas in the NJ, NY, CT area. ACA accredited.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Team Sports, Science, and more. High Ropes, Hiking, Nature Exploration, Individual & Team Sports, Lakefront.

Campus Kids Minisink is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Glen Spey New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Golf, Tennis, Science and more. Campus Kids Minisink is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 7 - 16.
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CAMP LOCATION: 80 miles from New York City, near Delaware river on NY, NJ, PA border. Beautiful 600 acre property with private 70 acre lake. Transportation provided from convenient pickup spots.

CAMP FACILITIES: Six camper villages with cabins, lake for boating & swimming, athletic fields, volleyball & basketball courts, archery range, high ropes course, water trampoline, program buildings for fine and performing arts, dining pavilion, hiking trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camper choose activities daily with the guidance of counselors. Small, caring camp community that appreciates the uniqueness of each camper. Please visit website for details. 2, 4, 6 or 8 week sessions. Transportation provided from designated locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Monday to Friday sleep-away camp and home on the weekends for family time!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Two year CIT program campers entering 11 and 12 grades.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Flexible payment schedules are offered.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camper weeks from June 27 to August 19, 2016. Please visit website for specific dates and tuition and lots of information and photos!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Please visit the staff link on our website at:  This Website Link.

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North Country Camps - Lincoln & Whippoorwill
Keeseville, NY

Visit Our North Country Camps - Lincoln & Whippoorwill Website
802-235-2908 (winter)
518-834-5152 (summer)
ncc[AT]northcountrycamps.com
395 Frontage Road
Keeseville, NY 12944

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
North Country Camps (winter address)
PO Box 1246
Middletown Springs, VT 05757

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Resident overnight.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Team Sports, and more. Wilderness Trip Emphasis - Many Hiking, Canoe, & Sailing Trips In The Adirondack Mountains & Lakes In Addition To Our Extensive Activity Program In Camp.

Ultimate Frisbee, Softball, Archery, Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing In Addition To Activities Listed Above.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on Augur Lake, in the beautiful Adirondack region of New York State. Camp Lincoln for boys, and Camp Whippoorwill for girls, have their own dining halls, waterfronts, ball fields, tennis courts, yet get together regularly for activities as well.

CAMP FACILITIES: Children live in wood-framed and screened cabins by age group, yet choose activities and wilderness trips individually. We have a wide range of activities in camp, and an extensive wilderness program - hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing throughout the Adirondack region.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The North Country Camps - Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Whippoorwill for Girls - are adventurous and fun full-season resident camps located in the Adirondack region of NY State.

We offer a program that emphasizes individual choice, and we offer a wide range of activities in camp including horseback riding, sailing, canoeing, swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, bicycling, soccer, baseball, softball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, tennis, archery, art, drama, dance, and woodshop.

We also offer an extensive Wilderness Trip program. The trips -day trips, overnights, and 3, 4, 5 day trips - include hiking, backpacking, canoeing, bicycling, riding, and sailing.

Campers live in cabin groups of five or six campers with one counselor. Overall camper:counselor ratio is 3:1. The majority of campers attend for the full 7 1/2 week season, and we also have a 5 week option.

First-time campers may enroll for 3 weeks with the option to stay.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership training programs

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The Chief's Campership Fund can be applied to for financial assistance.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see the parent page of our website for current information about dates and fees: This Website Link

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CitiCamp at Citibabes
New York, New York

Visit Our CitiCamp at Citibabes Website
2123345440
info[AT]citibabes.com
52 Mercer Street
3rd Floor
New York, New York 10013-2616

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CAMPER AGES: 18 Months- 7 Years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Science, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in downtown Manhattan on Mercer Street, between Grand and Broome.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 2 children's gyms, an on-site gourmet cafe, offer off-site soccer, golf spanish and swim instruction to our older campers and music, science and physical arts instruction to our younger campers.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: CitiCamp has been the leading downtown camp program for over 9 years. Our certified head counselors and expert specialty instructors all provide the best possible experience for children ages 18 months-7 years of age.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1
Week of June 2: Surf & Turf
There is a magical world beneath the ocean’s surface and at its shore. This week campers will explore sea and beach animals, plants, coral reefs, sand dunes and other mysteries of the beach.
Week of June 9: Dinosaur Planet
As we journey back in time this week, campers will dig for fossils, experiment with volcanoes and learn all about the time when dinosaurs ruled the planet.

Session 2
Week of June 16: Up, Up & Away
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! This week campers look up and learn about all of the amazing things that can take flight – from helicopters to kites and everything in between.
Week of June 23: The Secret Garden
Campers will spend the week learning about planting, growing and harvesting food and flowers and all of the little critters that make a home in our garden.

Session 3
Week of June 30: I Heart NY
We might be biased, but we think NYC is the best city in the world. Spend the week learning about some of our most iconic landmarks, foods and transportation.
Week of July 7: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Magic, cauldrons, wands and spells! Campers will take a journey back to the Middle Ages and combine history with fantasy as we explore wizardry and magic.

Session 4
Week of July 14: Kids in Space
Campers hop in their rocket ships and take off on a week of exploring our solar system..and beyond!
Week of July 21: Flower Power
Travel back in time to the Love Generation. Bellbottoms, flowers in our hair, tie-dye shirts, and jewelry making. This week campers will be going from Citi to hippie!

Session 5
Week of July 28: Weird Science
There’s chemistry in the kitchen and physics in the sand table. Campers will spend the week using the Scientific Method to answer questions and create a lot of wacky, wild and weird experiments.
Week of August 4: Summer Safari
Join us on a safari through the Africa’s rainforests and plains as campers learn about all of the flora and fauna that thrive in these fascinating habitats.

Session 6
Week of August 11: CitiGallery
This week campers will learn about iconic artists and some of their most important work. Students will then create projects inspired by these greats and unleash their inner artists.
Week of August 18: Fairytales Can Come True
This final week of camp, children will take their favorite fairytales and bring them to life through dramatic play, art projects and storytelling.

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Camp SAY: a summer camp for young people who stutter
New York Location(s)

Visit Our Camp SAY: a summer camp for young people who stutter Website
828.393.4244
Office: 212.414.9696
meg[AT]say.org
179 Blue Star Way
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
SAY also offers the Confident Voices and Speech Therapy after-school & weekend program in the NYC Tri-state area, NY NJ CT

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young
55 West 39th Street, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10018

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp SAY: a summer camp for young people who stutter Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 2-week camp - August 3-17, 2015

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Camp SAY is hosted at Blue Star Camp, and is a program of The Stuttering Association for the Young.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp SAY is a life changing summer camp for kids & teens who stutter. We combine the highest-quality, traditional summer camp experience, with activities that empower young people who stutter, including: Arts & Crafts, Sports, Water Activities, Equestrian, Outdoor, and Communication & Skill-Building programs. Speech Therapy is available & Financial Aid is available, on a need-basis.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We offer special programs that build confidence and communication skills for kids & teens who stutter, including performing arts, digital storytelling, debate, improv, and more. If desired, Speech Therapy, is also available with individual and group sessions tailored for each child's communication goals.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. Broad Range Of Arts & Crafts, Digital Storytelling, Improv, Debate, Optional Speech Therapy & So Much More.

CAMP LOCATION: Our 2-week sleep-away camp is located on a 500-acre, American Camp Association (ACA)-accredited facility, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (near Asheville). Please visit WWW.CampSAY.org for lots of photos and CampSay.org/parents for our camp video.

In addition to our 2-week summer camp in North Carolina, SAY also offers the Confident Voices and Speech Therapy after-school & weekend program in the NYC Tri-state area, NY NJ CT

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp SAY is located on a 500-acre estate in the heart of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, with several sports fields, tennis courts, two private lakes, a heated swimming pool, a certified equestrian facility, rock-climbing walls, performance pavilion and so much more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: OUR PHILOSOPHY
Camp SAY was established with one goal in mind – to provide children who stutter with a highly immersive and accepting summer camp experience that builds self-confidence and helps children develop the vital communication skills they need to fully express themselves without fear, bullying or ridicule.

Complementing our wide range of exciting traditional camp activities, Camp SAY provides each child with unique experiences that challenge them in a safe way, creating a strong sense of achievement and helping them confidently navigate the unique issues that children who stutter face in the everyday world.

STAFF
The staff is dedicated to creating a safe and accepting environment where every child can find their beautiful and unique voice. Approximately 80% of children return to camp. Parents and campers tell us it’s our staff and unique approach that consistently exceed expectations, making Camp SAY such a rewarding and transformative experience.

We provide an excellent Staff-to-Camper Ratio: With Camp’s leadership team, camp counselors, specialized activities staff and more, our staff-to-camper ratio is 1 staff member for every 2-3 campers. In addition, each bunk is staffed at night with at least 2 counselors for an average of 6-10 campers.

Counselors complete a comprehensive training program to support the social, emotional and physical needs of all our campers. Staff development includes leadership training and extensive information about stuttering, camper health and safety, camp philosophy, policies and procedures and much more. Additionally, Specialized Activities Staff is carefully selected based on their skills and expertise. For example, a talented lifeguard with American Red Cross certification leads swimming activities and experienced horseback riding instructors have completed Certified Horsemanship Association training.

ACTIVITIES:
Camp SAY offers an incredible range of activities, including:

Creative Arts
Arts & crafts – including painting, drawing, jewelry making, lanyard and tie-dye – dance, dramatic arts, creative writing, pottery, singing, video production and more.

Land Sports
Basketball, kickball, soccer, softball, tennis (8 all-weather Courts, 3 lighted), volleyball, Frisbee and more.

Waterfront Activities
Swimming in two spring-fed lakes and a heated swimming pool, as well as canoeing, kayak course, paddleboats, swimming, waterslide, zip-line, “Blob” air cushion and more.

Equestrian Program
Horseback riding in a Certified Horsemanship Association Accredited site with modern covered barn and five large riding rings, as well as horse care, dressing, trail rides, English riding (balanced saddle) and more.

Outdoor
Adventure and naturalist programs feature hiking and nature walks, rock-climbing walls (custom designed climbing tower and bouldering wall for instruction), campfires (for S’mores and stories), environmental and animal center, gem mining, recycling and environmental programs, ropes courses and more.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Need-based financial aid is available for both tuition and travel. To date, no child has been turned away from Camp SAY due to a family's inability to pay.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp offers Family Day where families visit campers, and in addition to welcoming kids & teens who stutter, we also welcome siblings and friends (ages 8-18).

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp SAY is a program of The Stuttering Association for the Young, which also offers year-round Confident Voices after-school & weekend programs and Speech Therapy. Learn more at: This Website Link

OTHER CAMP INFO: Meals: Camp SAY provides a wonderfully balanced meal plan with great options that kids will enjoy. In addition to the delicious main meals, we provide an unlimited fresh salad bar with lunch and dinner, plus tasty snacks at key times during the day. We can accommodate a broad range of food restrictions to ensure that your child’s experience at Camp SAY is truly memorable.

Talented Nursing Team: Your child’s safety and well being is our highest priority. Our camp is staffed by two full-time, on-site registered nurses who can properly dispense any family-provided medications and can access medical specialists as needed.

Traveling to Camp SAY: Campers come from all around the country and abroad. We work closely with families to make each child’s trip to Camp SAY as safe and enjoyable as possible. We schedule a chaperoned flight from New York City to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Children taking individual flights are welcomed at the gate by camp staff. Upon arrival at the airport, camp staff helps navigate baggage claim, arrange check-in for return flights, and board campers on the bus for a fun trip to Camp SAY.

Our Personalized Approach: In order to fully personalize your child’s camp experience, our team obtains detailed preferences in advance of camp from you and your child – from their activities to seemingly small yet important details. For example, children who have birthdays at Camp SAY are celebrated with a group birthday song and birthday cake.

Amazing Results: Children and teens leave Camp SAY with so many important benefits such as increased confidence, new friendships, greater independence and feeling better prepared to begin the new school year in a very positive way. It’s the reason that 80% of campers return year after year.We offer a comprehensive Parent’s Handbook, with detailed information in many areas such as what to pack and wear, meals and nutrition (our camp provides balanced, healthy and delicious meals and can accommodate special dietary restrictions), transportation, important contact information and so much more.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our Camp SAY 2015 summer season is August 3-17.

Camp Tuition is $3,175. Need-based financial aid is available for both tuition & travel.

Please visit our website for complete details at: This Website Link

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Summit Camp & Travel
New York Location(s)

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(973) 732-3230, (570) 253-4381
leahl[AT]summitcamp.com
info[AT]summitcamp.com
168 Duck Harbor Road
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18341

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Weekend Programs in NY/NJ/CT (NY Metro), DC/VA (DC Metro Area), Miami Area, Denver Area

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
322 Route 46 West Suite 210 Parsippany, NJ 07054

CAMPER AGES: 8-19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Summer, Weekender, Teen Travel

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Our dining facilities are Kosher. We are accepting of all faiths. Summit is an ACA accredited program.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summit Camp & Travel is an awesome experience for our kids to enjoy camp, teen travel, and weekend retreats in a supportive environment that 'gets' them. Our kids march to the beat of their own drum, and when those drums come together, they create what we call "The Magic on the Hill"!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Summit Camp & Travel provides traditional recreational programs for youth aged 8-19 years with needs such as AD/HD, Asperger's/HFA, learning differences, and/or mild emotional challenges.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, and more. Trampolining, Nature Program/Small Farm/Gardening, Swim Instruction, "Glee" Choir & Dance Program, Independence (Executive Function/ Independent Living Skills) Course, Tribes Social Skills Program, Banana Boating, Activities In Daily Living (Cooking, Budgeting, Etc), Jewelry Making, Ceramics, Woodshop, Karate/Martial Arts, GAGA, Go-Karting, & Archery.

Summit Camp & Travel is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Honesdale New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Gymnastics, Adventure, Science and more. Summit Camp & Travel is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 8-19.
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CAMP LOCATION: Summit is located approximately 3 hours from New York City in the far Northeast corner of Pennsylvania (45 miles northeast of Scranton, PA), in the lovely rural setting of Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

CAMP FACILITIES: Summit has approx. 30 traditional wooden cabins with electric and private facilities in each cabin. Our main buildings include our newly refinished dining hall, air-conditioned recreational hall, our medical facility, and a newly built outdoor pavilion. Summit utilizes three A frame buildings for our arts programs, a wilderness treehouse with camp fire area for cookouts, newly resurfaced basketball/tennis courts, high/low ropes course with climbing wall, heated pool, private lake, nature fields with a farm area, martial arts dojo, go-kart track with 3 karts. Summit has a small amphitheatre adjacent to our lake, with a miraculous view of our beautiful setting where we enjoy swimming, canoeing, and riding our banana boats. Our camp resides on a gently rising hillside, thus providing us with the physical basis for our motto, "The Magic on the Hill."

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summit Camp is a co-ed sleepaway camp for ages 8-19 years with issues of attention: AD/HD, HFA/Asperger’s Disorder, and/or learning differences. Using the frame of a traditional sleepaway camp, we create platforms of success where our campers can experience outcomes such as improved self-esteem, lasting friendships, and increased independence. This is accomplished through a well-orchestrated and expertly staffed backdrop to a largely traditional camp experience- guided challenges, waterfront, adventure course, and more. It is our goal and desire to take our campers from observing peer interactions to engaging in them, to learn and celebrate their own strengths and successes, and to feel a sense of belonging and shared community with those around them while they are with us.

Our Teen Travel program extends the Summit community to provide a safe yet exciting adventure to one of our many attractive national and international destination tours offering 14 day and 19 day excursions. Summit Weekenders provide a youth-group style social retreat for adolescents to have an oasis of independence, enjoyment, and success during the school year months. Regardless of the specific program, Summit provides an expertly staffed, highly structured, and truly fun experience for our youth, and has been doing so since 1969. Summit is accredited by the American Camp Association and takes pride in our long term commitment to and successes in working with special needs youth.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our Transitions to Adult Living Skills program for youth aged 15-19 provides learning and vocational opportunities for our teens. We also have vocational programs for upper camp including, big brother/big sister, waiter/waitressing, working in a specialty area or as UL assistant, photography, and more. Our SUPER TEEN program focuses on building the executive function and daily living skills OUR kids needs to succeed as independently as possible.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Summit provides weekender programs in metropolitan areas throughout the country which run from Friday evening until Sunday mid-day that provide an oasis of social involvement for our youth. Chicago, Miami, and Denver meet throughout the year, check calendar at This Website Link for meet-ups and events. NY/NJ and DC/VA weekenders meet on a monthly basis.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Summit has the following resident summer staff in addition to our dual layer of counselors and specialists. • Team of senior directorship including a Master's of Education, licensed social worker, counseling psychologist, and school psychologist. • On site Physician and group of RN's for excellent medication management and treatment on site. • Head counselor who has been a proud member of the Summit community since 1983. We pride ourselves on our ongoing support and training of our staff and our phenomenal return rate of excellent seasonal staff who help us orchestrate and bring the magic to our youth year after year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Ongoing information can be found on our website at: This Website Link
Travel Tours 2016: Costa Rican Adventure (June/July), Caribbean Sun (Late July), The Pacific Northwest (August).

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We would love to hear from interested applicants! We are looking for staff 20+ years of age. Counselors have prior experience working with our populations and are looking for a unique opportunity to develop skills and experience in the best setting, with the best supervision, available!

Our specialty teams include waterfront, arts, performing arts, adventure, nature, science, computers, athletics, and go-karting.

We are looking for specialty teachers that have experience leading youth and instructing others in their given area.

Please contact Leah Love, MS, leahl[AT]summitcamp.com, with interest in working for us. You may have never considered a special needs camp program- but let us show you why working for us may be the summer of a lifetime!

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Science Adventure Kids
New York, New York

Visit Our Science Adventure Kids Website
646-374-1721
sarah[AT]scienceteachersarah.com
112 W 14th Street
Suite 3W Buzzer 5
New York, New York 10011

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
112 W 14th St
Suite 3W, Buzzer 5
New York, NY 10011

CAMPER AGES: K- 5th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 9- 3 on weekdays. Early drop off and Late pick up available by request for additional fees. Camp runs through the summer and most school vacations and days off.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our camp is conveniently located on 14th Street between 6th and 7th Ave, accessible by many subway lines.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a beautiful open classroom filled with tools, machines and models of science, always ready for our next hands on project or demonstration.

Our classroom is home to a growing array of intriguing specimens, including a large selection of giant geodes and crystals and an extensive children's science library.

Our shortwave cave is one of our most popular features that gives students a visual, tactile and experiential way to discover shortwave and ultraviolet light. This is a prime example of the effortless and fun way that our teaching philosophy encourages children's inquiry and unlimited potential for learning.

We have a riveting menagerie of animals that our friendly team shows you how to care for respectfully, learning about their unique features and their original habitats.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Although we are a science camp first, we incorporate so much from the world around us that it would be hard to say what we do not cover. Our amazing classroom hosts many hands on science tools, an animal menagerie, a short wave cave and our own outdoor space.

We spend a lot of time experimenting here. When we are not in the classroom we are taking field adventures in and around the city from urban farms to giant robots to vinyl pressing to behind the scenes ice cream shop. In a typical week we go on 3 field trips and have 2 in class days.

We are a hands on, project based program. We focus on doing, exploring, investigating and learning.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a Jr. Assistant program for pre teens. There is an interview process and the program is half price of our regular rate. Jr. Assistants are invited to participate in all activities and field trips as well as their assistant duties.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Science Adventure Kids offers camp during the summer, but also on most school vacations and days off.

Science Adventure Kids is run by Science Teacher Sarah who offer special events on specified weekends throughout the year, afterschool classes and birthday parties.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We run camp all summer and most school vacations and days off.

Please see our website for a full calendar of events and brochures. Contact us for the most current fees and offerings at: This Website Link, or call 646-374-1721.

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Camp Cherith of Western New York
Hunt , NY

Visit Our Camp Cherith of Western New York Website
585-468-3850
410-346-6177
info[AT]campcherithwny.org
9534 Short Tract Rd
Hunt , NY 14846

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. overnight camp for 5 weeks, day camp for one week,3 weeks of girls only and 2 weeks of boy/girl parallel camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, and more. Campers In Leadership Training, Archery, NRA Rifle, Canoeing, Outdoor Adventure Camp

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 3 miles from Letchworth state park in Hunt, NY-45 minutes SW of Rochester NY and 1 hour SE of Buffalo, NY. We have over 100 beautiful acres of wooded and open fields, with a stream and pond on the property.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a pool, pond for boating and fishing, horses and many skilled based activities, trails for hiking, 4 traditional cabins, 3 log cabins, 2 building with 3 living units in each. See website for more info.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our skill based activity programs helps campers to grow individually.

Campers can earn awards from Red cross swimming, NRA rifle, USA archery as well as a certificate in any activity area they choose. We have a broad range to cover many interests from crafts to creative arts to outdoor skills to target sport and horseback riding.

We have a one week outdoor adventure for girls-sleeping out in tents on our wooded property, cooking over the campfire while still being able to enjoy some activities in main camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers in Leadership training.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We are accredited by ACA and a member of CCCA. We are the camping ministry of Pioneer clubs. We have a low staff to camper ratio of 1:3 and every camper is important to us. We have small group Bible studies that are age appropriate and a campfire each evening.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Sessions are for one week or 2 weeks beginning on July 7 and ending August 10th 2013. A basic week long (6 nights) session is $295.

Please see full information on our website This Website Link

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Camp Chateaugay
Merrill, New York

Visit Our Camp Chateaugay Website
518-425-6888 - summer
860-350-8822 - winter
Hal[AT]chateaugay.com
233 Gadway Road
Merrill, New York 12955

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 202
Roxbury, CT 06783

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CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Chateaugay is a traditional co-ed 3.5 or 7 week camp with an amazing geographic mix of kids. Mature staff provide a safe, nurturing environment. Land-sports, creative arts, water-sports, riding, etc. Let your child explore the excitement of new activities, new friends, learning a sense of independence. Camp is a wonderful gift you can give your child.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, and more. Sports - Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Lacrosse, Basketball

Adventure - Mountain Biking, Climbing, High Ropes, Hiking, Backpacking & Canoe Trips

Arts - Glassblowing, Woodworking, Ceramics, Theater,

Water - Waterskiing, Sailing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing

CAMP LOCATION: Camp is located 50 miles north of Lake Placid in the beautiful Adirondacks. Camp Chateaugay's 250 acres is located on pristine Chateaugay Lake. Camp backs up on 80,000 acres of undeveloped land in the beautiful Adirondack State Park.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp has a wide variety of activities for your child to choose from. Camper's schedule are a mix of choice and assigned activities. This program provides the time for cabin unity and allows for individual development. Our evenings bring camp together.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: For information on CIT programs, please visit: This Website Link.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete information, please visit: This Website Link.

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Vanderkamp
Cleveland, New York

Visit Our Vanderkamp Website
315-675-3651
james[AT]vk.org
vkcenter[AT]vk.org
337 Martin Road
Cleveland, New York 13042

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CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 minutes from Syracuse, Utica, and Rome - about a mile north of Oneida Lake. We are on 850 acres, with a private 45 acre lake. Visit our website at This Website Link for more pictures of our facility and our summer camp program.

CAMP FACILITIES: Kids stay in our 100 year old estate lodges. These buildings, equipped with bathrooms, kitchens, and comfortable bedding, allow kids to be away from home and challenge themselves without being worried about a raccoon climbing into their sleeping bag at night time.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Vanderkamp Center runs a summer camp program that is radically different from any you'll find anywhere else. Just ask the folks at campingcoasttocoast .com, who called it a "one of a kind, magical place." These consultants loved our philosophy so much that they dropped everything to work here this summer, in 2014!

What makes Vanderkamp so different is that it treats children as true equals - getting rid of rules designed for adult convenience, and focusing on helping children to love themselves for exactly who they are. By helping children employ wise freedom, the growth seen by kids at Vanderkamp is really unlike anywhere else. While rules designed for adult convenience are discarded, Vanderkamp takes physical and emotional intimidation incredibly seriously, and it has fostered an environment where this sort of bullying is nearly non-existent.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have Leader in Training programs available for summer campers ages 15-18. This 2 year program teaches young people how to be Christian leaders in a world that tempts them to be anything but.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We hold programmed retreats for youth, and also allow for groups to come and rent our facilities for their own programming.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Eastman@Keuka Summer Music Camp
Keuka Park, New York

Visit Our Eastman@Keuka Summer Music Camp Website
585-274-1400
Eastman.Keuka[AT]esm.rochester.edu
Keuka College
141 Central Avenue
Keuka Park, New York 14478

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street, Box 26
Rochester, NY 14604

CAMPER AGES: 12 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 2 weeks

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Eastman[AT]Keuka is a 2-week camp where students are immersed in their instruments and voice, playing in small ensembles, learning in elective classes, singing in all-camp choir. All taught by world-class faculty from the Eastman School of Music. Good balance of summer recreation by the lake, and intense music-making. Ages 11-15.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Music/Band, Swimming, Soccer, Team Sports, and more. Students Are Placed Into Small Groups Based On Experience, & Have Opportunities To Perform Daily. Recreational Activities Such As Swimming, Canoeing, Hiking, Campfire Singing, & Lawn Sports (Volleyball, Frisbee, Soccer, Etc.).

Eastman@Keuka Summer Music Camp is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Keuka Park New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Soccer, Team Sports, Waterfront/Aquatics and more. Eastman@Keuka Summer Music Camp is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 12 - 15.
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CAMP LOCATION: Eastman at Keuka takes place on the well-appointed campus of Keuka College, on the shores of beautiful Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of NY. One hour from Rochester, easy to access by plane or car.

CAMP FACILITIES: Keuka College, located on the shores of Keuka Lake, boasts air-conditioned dorms, all-inclusive dining, the beautiful Norton Chapel for performances, rehearsal spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a library, all overlooking the water. Swimming and boating is supervised by life guards, all campers are supervised by trained counseling staff in small ratios.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Students entering grades 6-9 will learn, perform, and grow musically; experience the beauty and recreation of the Finger Lakes; and form enduring friendships with students from near and far.

Students are placed into small ensembles based on experience and are coached in technique, and practice habits, all led by distinguished faculty from the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Community Music School, and members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. All students also participate in electives such as theory, improvisation, chorus, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

In addition to rigorous musical curriculum, students will enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, campfire singing, and lawn sports (volleyball, Frisbee, soccer, etc.).

Applicants should have completed at least 2-years of prior music study and have a desire to intensively study and make music daily.

Please visit our website for complete details at: This Website Link

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: DISCOUNTS:
* Eastman Community Music School students, enrolled both semesters 2013-2014, receive 10% tuition reduction.

*University of Rochester employees may apply for a Dependent Children Tuition Waiver, receiving 25% off tuition if eligible.

*New applicants who make the initial deposit prior to March 1st receive 10% tuition reduction.

*Returning students are automatically accepted and receive 10% tuition reduction as members of the Eastman family.

SCHOLARSHIPS:
* Partial scholarships will be awarded based on merit. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please submit a recording sample for audition purposes. Recording sample requirements are posted under “How to Apply.” Deadline for submission: April 1. Decisions announced very shortly after April 1.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Tuition: $1,495
Room & Board: $665

Commuter options available.

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YMCA Camp Onyahsa
Dewittville, NY

Visit Our YMCA Camp Onyahsa Website
(800) 563-6115 716-664-2802 ext 238
office[AT]onyahsa.org
5411 East Lake Rd
Dewittville, NY 14728

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Onyahsa 101 East 4th St Jamestown, NY 14701

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Weekend camps and School year programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Football, Team Sports, and more. Teen Leadership

CAMP LOCATION: Established in 1898 and ACA accredited, Camp Onyahsa is a traditional lakefront camp that offers residential (week-long) sessions for youth ages 7-16, day camping (M-F) for youth ages 5-10, family outings, and year-round youth overnight camps.

CAMP FACILITIES: Onyahsa is a small camp, with approximately 90 overnight campers and 16 day campers per week. Campers reside in lodges, cabins, or tents depending on age. It is located directly on Lake Chautauqua and has 180 acres of land. The facilities are modern, and the main lodges are used year-round.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Celebrating its 117th summer in 2015, YMCA Camp Onyahsa offers great experience for youth, teens, families, and adults. Nestled in its own 180-acre wooded bay on Chautauqua Lake, Western New York, it offers organized summer residential and day camp sessions, off-site horseback riding, teen activities, leadership development, and much more.

Traditional Camp: This program is designed for youth ages seven to fourteen and all activities are developmentally appropriate. Traditional Camp is the heart of our program, for here are made the special friendships and fond memories, which last a lifetime. It is recommended for both new and veteran campers. Traditional Camp will be offered during all summer sessions. Campers who attend Traditional Camp will enjoy all the favorite daily activities such as Swimming, Boating, Arts, Sports, Nature, and campers' "Choice." Swimming activities include National YMCA instructional swimming and water safety classes. Boating generally offers kayaking, sailing, wind surfing, skin diving, fishing, rowing, and canoeing. Arts includes activities such as camp crafts, painting, clay sculpture, drama, and other creative projects. Sports offers a wide range of athletic activities like Soccer, Basketball, Climbing Wall, Archery, Court Games, New Games, and many others. Nature includes Environmental Education and outdoor activities such as hiking, planting, outdoor cooking, conservation, and many others.

Horseback Riding Camp: In addition to Traditional Camp, each week will offer Horseback Riding Camp at a local equestrian center. Campers bunk with other campers in the general program, but focus on horseback riding, (see the annual schedule), for part of the day, thus they will miss some of the Traditional activities described above. This experience especially suits older and veteran campers.

Teen Camp: Each week's fourteen or fifteen year-old campers who are registered for Teen Camp will participate in and help to conduct their own more autonomous and exciting programs such as trip-camping, "extreme team", climbing, sailboat racing, and many other great activities. Teen campers will be able to exercise their independence and responsibility by helping to create their own less-routine programs. They will also complete a Camp project and assist with special events.

Our mission is to promote excellence in youth development through quality camp programs that place a premium on participants; safety, health, and happiness in an active outdoor environment. The Camp Staff is comprised of experienced teachers and college and high school students; many of whom were former Onyahsa campers. All of these highly committed and competent adults are carefully screened, chosen, and trained by the YMCA. The Camp Director has served in this role for over 20 years.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program. Campers who are fifteen years old (by the start of camp), and who register for a two-week Leader in Training (LIT) session, will have a great time taking trips and participating in more mature projects, while also learning the responsibilities required of leadership. This experience is great for older teens who want both excitement and responsibility, and who are ready to handle more independence.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available for most local campers and limited out of state applicants. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as camerships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Onyahsa holds weekend camps outs on the 3rd weekend of October through May. No weekend camp outs are held in June, July, August or September. Please contact office[AT]onyahsa.org for more information.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Onyahsa also provides programs throughout the school-year. Group use and rental opportunities are offered from September through early June, and charitable contributions for small or large gifts are always welcome. The camp was established in 1898, is accredited by the American Camp Association, and licensed by the NYS Department of Health.

Please visit our site at This Website Link for more information or email office[AT]onyahsa.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Campers may register for more than one week. Each session runs from Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning, with a weekend program available for stay-overs. Sessions begin June 14 and run through August 15.

Resident Camp tuition is $455/week. (Multi-session/sibling discounts are available).

A Mini-Camp (ages 5-10) is offered August 9- 12. This program is $200.

Day Camps run M-F from June 15 - August 14. The cost is $200/week, and multi-session/sibling discounts are available.

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The Nature Place Day Camp
Chestnut Ridge, NY

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845-356-6477
camp[AT]thenatureplace.com
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

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CAMPER AGES: 4 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Nature Place is an ACA accredited, nature-oriented and non-competitive day camp for children ages 4-16, located on 200 acres in Chestnut Ridge, Rockland County, New York. Children at The Nature Place play, learn, and grow outdoors, with friends, through hands-on, pressure-free programming supported by a well-trained staff. Campers come to us (we bus!) from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bergen, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Swimming, Team Sports, Science, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: The Nature Place Day Camp is located on 200 acres in Chestnut Ridge, Rockland County, New York, 30 minutes north of New York City.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located on the grounds of the Green Meadow Waldorf School and Threefold Educational Foundation, which provide us with beautiful, spacious indoor facilities as well as the fields, woods, streams, farm, gardens, and swimming facility that make us The Nature Place.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Nature Place is a nature-oriented, non-competitive day camp.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Camp Schodack
Nassau, New York

Visit Our Camp Schodack Website
518-766-3100 (summer)
781-444-5520 (winter)
camp[AT]schodack.com
40 Krouner Road
Nassau, New York 12123

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
400 Hillside Avenue
Suite 11
Needham, Ma 02494

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Football, and more.

Camp Schodack is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Nassau New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Musical Theater, Waterfront/Aquatics, Soccer and more. Camp Schodack is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 7-16.
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SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Schodack is looking for well-qualified Camp Counselors in the following areas: Ceramics; Go Karting; Mountain Biking; Ropes; Baseball; Basketball; Boys' Lacrosse.

Visit our website at This Website Link to apply and/or contact Owen directly at owen[AT]schodack.com

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Camp Yomawha
New York, New York

Visit Our Camp Yomawha Website
212-569-6200
abenmoise[AT]ywashhts.org
54 Nagle Avenue
New York, New York 10040

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CAMPER AGES: graduating kindergarten-8th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Day

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We have a fully inclusive program with a dedicated special needs director and dedicated special needs staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located at the Henry Kaufmann campgrounds in Pearl River, NY, only 17 miles from the Y.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Yomawha features beautiful woodlands, a mountain stream, a lake for boating, private swimming pool, climbing wall, state-of-the-art playground and various athletic fields. In this country-like setting, campers ages 5 to 15 enjoy use of the swimming pool and private lockers dedicated to the Y, with instruction in the morning and free swim in the afternoon.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer campers a wide variety of challenging, enjoyable and stimulating activities in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, nature study, boating, climbing wall, hiking, music, drama, and more! Throughout the summer, camp is filled with entertainers and special days to add to the fun. Our expert activity specialists, fully trained counselors and professional supervisory staff are all there to ensure your child has a safe, nurturing and fun summer.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The CIT Program at Camp Yomawha is a summer-long leadership training workshop where young adults will learn the importance of being strong leaders and positive role models. This program includes skill building trips outside of camp, hands-on work with younger campers and community service components. Being a part of this program is not just about building better counselors, it’s about building stronger leaders.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid is available.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Many different session options! See our website for more information.

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4-H Camp Shankitunk
Delhi, New York

Visit Our 4-H Camp Shankitunk Website
(607) 746-2004
(607) 865-6531
css19[AT]cornell.edu
2420 Arbor Hill Road
Delhi, New York 13753

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
34570 State Highway 10
Suite 2
Hamden, NY 13782

CAMPER AGES: 6-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): 4-H

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: 4-H Camp Shankitunk offers five fun weeks of the traditional camping experience in the Catskills for boys and girls ages 6-16. Make friends, take classes, or learn skills in the great outdoors.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We try to be as accommodating as we can, but don't have the staffing for one on one programming. Contact us directly to discuss your camper's needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Soccer, Team Sports, Science, Technology, and more. Rocketry, Archery, Geocaching, Drama, Fishing, Counselor In Training (CIT), & Much More!

4-H Camp Shankitunk is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Delhi New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Technology, Theater, Team Sports and more. 4-H Camp Shankitunk is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 6-16.
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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Shankitunk is located on 145 beautiful acres in the Catskills of upstate New York. We have been nestled in the woods of Delhi, NY since 1927.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers attending Shankitunk for a week of summer fun will be assigned to one of our 15 wooden cabins along the meadows edge. We have an outdoor swimming pool, low ropes course, basketball court, volleyball court, dining hall, craft hall, recreation pavilion, soccer field, archery range, Science Center, bathhouse with hot water and showers, maintenance shop, hiking trails, and river access for nature exploration.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: 4-H Camp Shankitunk is the oldest continuously operating 4-H camp in New York State. We first opened in 1927 as a vacation getaway for farm children in Delaware County, and have been providing a memorable experience for campers from all over the state and even other states ever since.

Our program has many rich traditions that have inspired grown campers to send their children back and even their grandchildren. Our chicken BBQ dinner, visit from the Delaware County Dairy Princess, Closing candle ceremony, songs, class options, friendships, and flag salute are just a few. We hire a staff of approximately 30 directors and counselors each year, many of whom have been with us since they were old enough to attend Shankitunk themselves, but we love to welcome new faces into our camp family too. Imagine the fun you could have with us at Shankitunk this summer!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Shankitunk does offer a CIT program for campers age 14 and older who are interested in becoming future counselors. Campers complete level one in team-building, level two in communication and self reflection, and them attend a two week program where they devote all of their class time the first week to becoming a counselor and spend the second week acting in the role of a cabin counselor to apply what they have learned. For more details on our CIT Program, visit This Website Link.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships are available to all Delaware County 4-Hers and children who live on a Bonafide farm.

Additional camperships may be available to provide some assistance. Check with our main office (Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County) at 607-865-6531 or your own county 4-H educators for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Shankitunk hosts many other events for children and adults throughout the year, including a STEM Camp, A forestry weekend, a 4C adult camp, and is available for rental as well for field days, etc.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Shankitunk sometimes hosts 4-H related events including Fun Day, annual meetings, a dog agility course, etc., but for the most part is closed outside of the summer camping season.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Shankitunk hosts many other events for children and adults throughout the year, including a STEM Camp, A forestry weekend, a 4C adult camp, and is available for rental as well for field days, etc.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For the latest information about this years weeks and fees, please visit our website at This Website Link or find us on facebook.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We entertain applications yearly for waterfront staff, Nurses, Camp Cook, Kitchen Staff, Counselors, and other positions.  To download our application visit our website at This Website Link, or contact Cathy Scofield in our mother office at (607) 865-6531.

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Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp
Southold, New York

Visit Our Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp Website
(631) 852-8629
info[AT]peconicdunes.com
6375 Soundview Ave
Southold, New York 11942

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
423 Griffing Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

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CAMPER AGES: 6-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Wilderness Trips, Weekend Trips, Sailing, Rookie Camp, Counselor-In-Training Program

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): 4-H

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Soccer, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, Science, and more. Adventure Trail
Archery
Art & Design
Backcountry Cooking
Backyard Games
Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Canoe
ECO: Garden Science
ECO: Great Pond
ECO: Long Island Sound
ECO: Woodland/Wetland
Fishing
Kayak
Leadership
Music
Outdoor Skills
Photography
Snorkeling
Soccer
Theatre
Videography

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 90 miles east of Manhattan, on Long Island's North Fork. Peconic Dunes sits on 60 beautiful acres between the Long Island Sound and Great Pond, a 30-acre fresh water lake. Not many camps have one natural waterfront...we have two! There's also sand dunes, natural woods, and several species of flora and fauna that are globally rare (orchids, purple loose strife, hog nose snake, etc).

Take a virtual tour here: This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 14 rustic cabins and 2 large modern cabins, 1-mile of Long Island Sound beachfront, a 30-acre fresh water kettle lake, outdoor basketball court, beach volleyball court, soccer field, fishing dock, and lots of outdoor space for cooking, archery, exploring, singing and dancing, campfires, and more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp has been named the Dan's Papers Reader's Choice Best of the Best Long Island summer camps for the past 6 straight years. Our staff come from around the world, from Long Island to Australia, Poland, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and more. As a 4-H Camp our philosophy is simple, "learning by doing."

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: For information on our leadership program, please visit: This Website Link.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: This Website Link

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete info on dates and fees, go to our registration page: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For summer jobs information please visit: This Website Link.

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Camp Yomawha of the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
Pearl River, NY

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212-569-6200
lsataloff[AT]ywashhts.org
667 Blauvelt Avenue
Pearl River, NY 10965

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
The YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
54 Nagle Ave.
New York, NY 10040

MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2016-17 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. YM & YWHA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located at the Henry Kaufmann campgrounds in Pearl River, NY, only 17 miles from the Y.

CAMP FACILITIES: Features beautiful woodlands, a mountain stream, a lake for boating, private swimming pool, climbing wall, state-of-the-art playground and various athletic fields.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: In this country-like setting, campers enjoy use of the swimming pool and private lockers dedicated to the Y, with instruction in the morning and free swim in the afternoon. There are also private playing fields and a multi-purpose shelter which allows us to creatively schedule other activities during hot or rainy weather.

We offer campers a wide variety of challenging, enjoyable and stimulating activities in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, nature study, boating, climbing wall, hiking, music, drama, and more!

Throughout the summer, camp is filled with entertainers and special days to add to the fun. Our expert activity specialists, fully trained counselors and professional supervisory staff are all there to ensure your child has a safe, nurturing and fun summer.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full Summer (option A) - 6/27-8/16
6 week (option B) - 6/27-8/2
6 week (option C) - 7/8-8/16
4 week (option D) - 6/27-7/19
4 week (option E) - 7/22-8/16
2 week (option F) - 6/27-7/5
2 week (option G) - 7/8-7/19
2 week (option H) - 7/22-8/2
2 week (option I) - 8/5-8/16

*No camp on Thursday July 4th

Fees based on grade and option selected. Please reference out website for more information on camp costs.

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Camp Harbor
St. James, New York

Visit Our Camp Harbor Website
631-584-5555 x 132
631-584-5555 x 104
CampDirector[AT]hcdsny.org
17 Three Sisters Road
St. James, New York 11780

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CAMPER AGES: 3 years through 16 years old

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Camp Harbor affiliated with Harbor Country Day School, an independent school in St.James.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Each of our camp groups is headed up by a State certified teacher with classroom experience. With these professionals at the helm, our groups welcome campers of all kinds, with many different kinds of needs. We do our best to accommodate any camper that wants to spend the summer learning and having fun!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, and more. Our Workshop Program Includes Courses In Robotics, Computer Programming, Nature, Marine Biology, & Much, Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in St.James, just north of Main Street Smithtown. Easily accessible from 25A.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located on the grounds of an old mansion turned independent school in St.James, NY. Our campus includes over 11 acres of fields and playgrounds, a pool, and outdoor classroom pond center. Our building includes many air conditioned classrooms used for activities and classes throughout the day.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Please visit our website at WWW.CAMPHARBOR.ORG for more information about all the Camp Harbor has to offer!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The majority of our camp staff is chosen from graduates of our two year CIT program for students entering 9th and 10th grades. 9th Graders are placed in groups and learn how to manage the campers, the schedule, and the various trials and tribulations of any job. They also take a weekly class with our CIT coordinator. Those CIT's entering 10th grade enjoy added responsibility and leadership opportunities and have a weekly class with the Director of Summer Programs, during which they learn job skills such as resume building, interview skills, and public speaking.

All CIT's receive certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Babysitting through the Red Cross.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a variety of discounts including Leap Frog (previous year's prices if registered/paid before Feb. 1st), Early Bird (registered/paid before April 24th), and Sibling (off of each additional child enrolled after the first camper for each week they are enrolled together).

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have several activities for the families as well as for our campers. We have a large camp BBQ at the end of the season that includes food, music, a talent show, and presentations from the the various activities that the campers enjoy everyday (Music, Nature, Soccer, etc.). We also have three "Date Nights", Friday nights during the summer where parents can drop off the kids for the evening and enjoy discounts at local restaurants!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We are an educationally based camp serving campers for over 20 years. Our daily schedule includes:

2 Swim Session (Instructional and Recreational)
Music
Arts & Crafts
Nature
Games
Soccer
Basketball
Lacrosse
Tennis
Weekly Field Days
Weekly Contests
A multi-faceted Workshop Program
& Much More!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our 2014 season runs the 7 weeks between June 30th and August 15th (closed Friday, July 4th). Please visit This Website Link for more information about sessions, dates, and fees!

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Camp Lokanda
Glen Spey, New York

Visit Our Camp Lokanda Website
Phone: (561) 223-1937
Fax : (866) 462-5582
Stacey[AT]lokanda.com
office[AT]lokanda.com
Haring Road
Glen Spey, New York 12737

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Lokanda
9045 La Fontana Boulevard, Suite 217
Boca Raton, FL 33434

CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Lokanda is a traditional co-ed overnight camp in the Catskill Mountains.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Science, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located approximately 2 1/2 hours north of the New York City. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Lokanda, a 7 week traditional overnight camp located in upstate New York, is looking for qualified individuals to teach, coach and referee basketball for children ages 7-16.

Our staff application can be found on our website at This Website Link.

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Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
Wheatley Heights, NY

Visit Our Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Website
631-643-7900 212-772-6060
info[AT]usdan.com
185 Colonial Springs Road
Wheatley Heights, NY 11798

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Video

CAMPER AGES: 6 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: A renowned Long Island summer arts day camp attended by children from New York City and throughout the Tri-State Area, with more than 40 programs in music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, nature and ecology and chess. NEW FOR 2015: Lego Design, Yoga, Quidditch, Hip Hop, Aftercare (at no extra charge, for busy and working parents). Flexible 3, 4 and 7-week seasons.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Science, Academics, Technology, and more. Nature & Ecology, Organic Gardening & Simple Food, & Chess.

CAMP LOCATION: Usdan Center is situated on a pristine 200-acre woodland campus in Huntington, Long Island. Each day, 1,600 students, ages 6 -18, travel to Usdan on air-conditioned buses that depart from neighborhoods throughout the New York metropolitan area.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Center�s Long Island campus houses 70 studios and theaters, many of which have won international architectural awards. These include Usdan�s campus center, The McKinley Amphitheater, a 1,000-seat state- of- the-art theater that houses the Festival Concerts. Usdan Center is a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com) is the nation�s preeminent not-for- profit summer school of the arts. Now entering its 48th season, Usdan has introduced the arts to more than 60,000 young people, many of them on scholarship. No audition is needed for most courses, just an interest.

Usdan Center has been declared a �Best Of� camp by TimeOutNY/Kids, and by NY Metro Parents, and the Center has been profiled in feature articles in The New York Times and in Time Magazine. Usdan�s mission is to provide children with the arts as a lifetime companion. This mission is realized through the inspiration of a world-class faculty, and by the camaraderie of fellow students whose bond is their love of the arts.

The Center offers 40 programs of study, including Orchestra, Band, Chorus, Jazz Studies, Guitar, Chamber Music, and Piano in the Music Department; Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap Dance in the Dance Department; Musical Theater and Drama in the Theater Arts Department; Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Jewelry, Cartooning, Animation, and Fashion Design in the Art Department; Nature and Ecology, and Organic Gardening in the Nature Department; and additional programs in creative writing, and in chess.

A special feature of the season are the daily Festival Concerts, special educational performances by often world-famous artists, in the on-site McKinley Ampitheater.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: There are various financial aid programs. Visit This Website Link.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Once a season, there is "Usdan University," a one-day arts experience for adults. Many parents participate.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: There are frequent off-site events, including student art exhibits on Manhattan and Long Island.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Although Usdan is open to all, its unique stimulation has caused many students to go on to professional careers, and alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, jazz star Jane Monheit, and members of major music and dance ensembles.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 29th - August 14, 2015 Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

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Camp Addisone Boyce
Tomkins Cove, NY

Visit Our Camp Addisone Boyce Website
camp[AT]girlscoutshh.org
Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2 Great Oak Lane
Pleasantville, NY 10570

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Occasional overnight.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more. Leadership, Nature.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Addisone Boyce is located in Tomkins Cove in Rockland County, NY and is situated on 350 beautiful acres bordering the Harriman State Park System.

CAMP FACILITIES: Large swimming pool, outdoor fireplaces, arts & craft shelter, low-ropes course, archery, and lake for boating and fishing.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Addisone Boyce (CAB) provides experiences that will build lasting relationships and memories. Embark on a journey that will guide you towards a greater sense of self-esteem, courage, confidence, and character. All camp programs are based on progression with additional challenges and age-appropriate experiences added to the program for each grade. Optional overnights are scheduled for girls in 4th-10th grade who are registered for a two-week session.

To keep the camp experience fresh and new, each session will offer new activities, skills, special events, and unique experiences. Each session�s program includes all the traditional camp activities such as: daily swim lessons and free swims in the pool, arts and crafts, boating, hiking, cook-outs, camping skills, campfire sing-a-longs, games, environmental exploration, archery, and the ropes challenge course.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our camp brochure for sessions, themes, dates, and fees at: This Website Link available Dec 18, 2015.

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Camp Kaufmann
Holmes, New York

Visit Our Camp Kaufmann Website
212-645-4000
klundgard[AT]girlscoutsnyc.org
81 Camp Rd
Holmes, New York 12531

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
43 West 23rd St.
6th Floor
New York, NY 10010

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Kaufmann Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Mom and Me Weekends

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Science, Academics, Technology, and more. Archery, High & Low Ropes Course, Environmental Leadership Programs.

CAMP LOCATION: 70 miles north of NYC. 425 Wooded Acres.

CAMP FACILITIES: Swimming Pool, Frog Pond, Butterfly Garden, Greenhouse, Lake, Rowboarting, Fishing, High/Low ropes course, basketball court, archery range, seasonal and winterized accomodations that can sleep 300 during the summer at 100 during the winter.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Troop Camping
Troop leaders may take their girls camping for a weekend to Camp Kaufmann from September- May. Troop camping is a weekend event up to 72 hours in duration, planned and carried out by a troop at camp. The troop leaders reserve the housing and plan for meals and activities.

For any camping trip, the troop must have on certified first-aid and cpr certified adult for each group up to 44 campers. Each house or unit must have its own first aid/cpr certified adult. If you plan to use a fireplace, fire ring or seasonal unit, you need a camp certified adult (see training section). If you are staying in a lake house and do not plan on using a fire place or pit, then you will only need an adult who has taken the Overnight Adventures and Beyond training. Transportation is not provided for these weekends.

Outdoor Classrooms for Troop Camping
Troops can choose to enhance their experience by hiring one of our experienced counselors to run a specific activity for them. You will notice that there are different classrooms based on the season and they include different prices and lengths. New this year, we are introducing program patches for each of these classrooms. If this is your first time participating in these programs you will want to purchase a base patch for each of your girls. They are available at our camp trading post for $8.50 each. They will receive a free patch at the end of each of their outdoor classrooms, which can velcro onto the base patch!

“Do-It-Yourself” Programs in a Box for Troop Camping
Troops can choose to enhance their experience by renting a program in a box for the weekend. Each season features different boxes. These boxes include all of the programs you will need for the weekend including earned badges for the group.

Special Events
These events are open to all ages. We provide the troop with all of the activities, food and supplies for the weekend. The food and menu will be provided for each troop. The troop will prepare their meal and will be responsible for cleaning up after themselves. We always include a SWAP making station and actual swapping time, so girls can get to know girls from other troops during these weekends. Transportation is not provided for these events.

Girl-Only Weekends
This is an independent experience for older girls. Girls come without their leaders or moms and meet girls from other troops. The girls are provided everything including: programming, transportation, food, experienced counselors and more. Girls work towards specific badges and Journeys.

Day Trips
Girls can enjoy these trips with their moms or with their whole troop (sometimes even their families). These programs are great way for girls to enjoy camp for the first time! All of the programming, supplies and food are provided. Transportation is not.

Summer Weekends
Spend summer weekends swimming, fishing, boating, and having a great time. Come prepared to meet new people and have amazing experiences.

Mini Sleep-Away
If you’re between the ages of 9 and 17, come away with us to sleep-away camp where we’ll help you learn to climb a tree and build your confidence. Sleep-Away Adventure Camp offers girls the chance to experience a world of adventure and discovery. Girls will spend their days learning leadership skills, making friends, and sharing the excitement of going away with other girls.

Encampments
Camping events organized and operated by Troop Camp-certified adult volunteers from a geographic subdivision of the council (i.e. a borough or service unit) in which several troops participate. The program is planned and implemented by volunteers; some of the planning and scheduling may be done by the individual troops.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor in Training and Teen Green Corp programs available.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Aid available during the summer.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Fun Sundays during the summer!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Available for rent all year long. We serve the Girl Scouts of Greater New York (5 boroughs)

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Year Long. Please see our website for complete details.

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Outdoor Adventures!
Brookville, NY

Visit Our Outdoor Adventures! Website
516-436-7200
ce-camps[AT]hofstra.edu
Nassau BOCES Brookville Education Center
195 Brookville Road
Brookville, NY 11545

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Science, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: For directions visit This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: Beautiful BOCES outdoor site in Brookville. Perfect for outdoor camping activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: With Outdoor Adventures, you can learn some of the essentials skills that the pioneers early of America needed for their daily lives. In this exciting new program students will participate in a variety of activities using Nassau BOCES' Brookville Environmental Education Center, including homestead ecology, challenge courses, survival and orienteering. Learn skills like:

Blacksmithing - Students will learn the techniques and tools that were needed at the forge, and put these skills to the test

Outdoor cooking - Students will learn safe fire-building techniques, as well as simple recipes to cook over a fire.

How to build a survival shelter - Students will be taught how to prepare a shelter with the proper materials, in the case of an emergency

Using a compass to find your way - Students will learn to escape their electronics and use only a simple compass to find their way around the campus

Bring your high energy for four fun days about learning outdoor skills!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
April 14-17, 9a.m.- 4p.m., call 516-463-7200 or visit This Website Link for pricing info

Hofstra & Nassau BOCES Camps
Session
One Session (two weeks)
$1,795
*Only one discount per camper may be applied. Discounts may not be combined.
**No discounts may be applied to Hofstra & Nassau BOCES Camps.

Group/Team Discount (five (5) or more campers) for Sports Academy Camp

Sibling Discount
$50 off each additional child (enrolled from same family) per two-week session of Summer Camps (
Hofstra Full-Time Employee Discount (Must Be Parent of Camper) 25 percent.

Hofstra Alumni Discount (Must Be Parent of Camper)
10 percent for Sports Academy Camps.Alumnus must be parent/guardian of camper). Download the alumni discount form.

Union Discount (Must Be Parent/Guardian of Camper)
10 percent for Sports Academy Camps. (Registration must be accompanied by a copy of a current company photo ID card. Union member must be parent/guardian of camper).

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Tanager Lodge
Merrill, New York

Visit Our Tanager Lodge Website
518-425-3368
tanagerlodge[AT]yahoo.com
85 Youngs Road
Merrill, New York 12955

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
602 Park Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405

CAMPER AGES: 7 to 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, and more. Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Rock Climbing, Camping, Mountain Climbing, Wood Carving, Stone Carving, Wide Range Of Nature Crafts & Activities

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 6 hours drive north of New York City in New York State's Adirondack Park on over one hundred wild and beautiful acres on a pristine lake.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers reach Tanager by a three mile motor boat ride and sleep in tents by the lake shore and eat on open porches. We spend most of our days outdoors, while also enjoying activities in well-kept buildings and leantos built in traditional Adirondack style.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Since 1925 Tanager Lodge has remained small and personal. With no road access or electricity and set apart from the technological world, the setting is ideal for fostering children's appreciation of nature and their connection to it. Life in Tanager's diverse, close-knit interdependent community gives campers and staff a special opportunity to be a valued part of something greater than themselves, which in turn encourages personal growth. The high camper to staff ratio (nearly 2:1) allows girls and boys to develop lifelong outdoor skills. The children achieve their individualized goals in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.

We invite qualified individuals to contact us about positions on staff.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT positions available for 16-year-olds.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited tuition reductions.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For current dates and tuition for the six week camp, please visit our web site at This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you're interested in learning more about counselor or CIT job positions, please feel welcome to email us at tanagerlodge[AT]yahoo.com.

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Thomas School of Horsemanship
Melville, New York

Visit Our Thomas School of Horsemanship Website
631-692-6840
TSH[AT]TSHCamp.com
250 Round Swamp Rd.
Melville, New York 11747

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CAMPER AGES: 3-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9:30-4:30

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, and more. Lacrosse, Circus, Archery, Hockey, Kickball, Climbing Wall, Low Ropes Course, Volleyball, Badminton, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, Ping Pong, Nature Hikes, Pilates & More!

CAMP LOCATION: We are located about 45 minutes East of NYC, on 33 beautiful acres of land nestled in the heart of Long Island on the Nassau/Suffolk border.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 9 riding outdoor riding rings, a sports field, two in-ground swimming pools, a tennis court, arts and crafts building, several barns, petting zoo, low ropes course in our beautiful woods, trails, etc.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Thomas School of Horsemanship was founded in 1943 by Bill and Fran Thomas.

We believe that horses teach children so much:
-Caring for a horse creates a sense of Responsibility
-Interacting with a living being teaches Respect
-Creating a bond with a kind, gentle creature shows Compassion
-Being in control of an animal larger than yourself grants Confidence
-And the shared love for horses builds Friendships that last

Many of our staff members and Directors are former campers who grew up at Thomas School and wanted to share the joys they had at camp with their children.

Our Directors are all RTE (Responding to Emergencies) certified, which includes CPR and First Aid (certified by the American Red Cross).

Our lifeguards are Red Cross Certified lifeguards and teach Red Cross certified swim lessons.

Our Riding Instructors are all certified instructors, as well as being certified in CPR and first aid by the Red Cross.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers age 13-15 participate in our CIT program where they can choose a specialty area in camp and mentor with staff from that area (Ex: Ride staff, lifeguards, counselors etc.) They also go on trips-some of our past trips have included: overnight to Hershey Park, overnight to Six Flags Great Adventure, day trip to the Waterfront Center (sailing and kayaking), day trip to Mountain Creek water park, overnight to Club Getaway, day trip to Brownstone Adventure Park, overnight Camping/White Water Rafting, etc.)

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round ride school with programs for ages 3 and older. Lessons offered include private lessons, group lessons and semi privates. Group lessons are offered full year or seasonally.

We offer camps during school breaks where students can spend the day at the barn taking care of and riding a horse that they are assigned to.

We offer birthday parties and girl & boy scout badge earning outings as well as school field trips during the year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for a complete list of dates and rates at: This Website Link

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ESF Summer Camps
New York Location(s)

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800-529-CAMP
emocarski[AT]esfcamps.com
Locations in CT, NY, NJ, PA, & MD

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Connecticut
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Maryland

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
750 E Haverford Rd
Bryn Mawr, PA
19020

CAMPER AGES:

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: ESF Camps offer a variety of Day, Sports, Technology, and Specialty summer programs with 60+ activities for girls & boys ages 3-16. Cutting-edge, award-winning programs with time-honored camp traditions coupled with an experienced and dynamic staff. Full and half day options available along with 1-9 week sessions.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Wrestling, Team Sports, Science, Computers, Technology, and more.

ESF Summer Camps is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in  New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Adventure, Gymnastics, Musical Theater and more. ESF Summer Camps is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: .
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CAMP LOCATION: Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy
Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
Moorestown, NJ at Moorestown Friends School
Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy

If you are interested in traveling to any of the locations listed below, ESF will provide hotel accommodations, mileage reimbursement, and a food stipend: Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
Moorestown, NJ at Moorestown Friends School
Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School

CAMP FACILITIES: Each camp location has indoor facilities (gym, classrooms, auditorium), a pool, sports fields. Some have tennis courts and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: MINI CAMP
For Boys & Girls
AGE 3
A fun-filled first camp experience
for 3 year-old campers!

DAY CAMP
For Boys & Girls
AGES 4-8
Pure fun! Activities include: swimming, art, sports, science, music/drama and more!

SPORTS CAMP
For Boys & Girls
AGES 6-14
The finest multi-sports experience featuring baseball, soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and more!

SENIOR CAMP
For Boys & Girls
AGES 9-15
For campers interested in new challenges and adventures!

MAJOR CAMPS
For Boys & Girls
Gr K-10
Unique specialty camps in Science, Technology, Design, Business and the Arts.

TENNIS CAMPS
Single-Sport Camps 1-9 weeks
For Boys & Girls
AGES 6-14
Designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.
Full and half day options.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy
Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
Moorestown, NJ at Moorestown Friends School
Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy

LEADERSHIP EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LEaD)
Young Adults, Age 15-17

OVERVIEW
Join the Leadership Exploration and Development Program (LEaD) and prepare to be a part of the next generation of ESF Leaders. Discover your unique leadership abilities and gain rewarding experience that will help you to develop the skills to be a future ESF counselor or coach, as well as a productive member of your home and school communities. Through immersive leadership workshops, hands-on mentoring and apprentice opportunities, team building initiatives and philanthropic service learning experiences, the LEaD Program will prepare you for the very valuable job of making a difference in the lives of children.

Highlights include:
- CPR and First Aid training
- An adventure-based field trip
- Service learning credit hours
- Exposure to ESF experts and talented activity specialists
- Recreational activities & sports
- Swimming

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 13 - August 18 (dates may vary at different locations)

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
At ESF, we hire only the best of the best and we take great pride in the fact that our team members aspire to positions of leadership and responsibility. In recognition of the individual strengths and talents of our team members, we actively support both personal and professional development every summer and provide the tools and guidance necessary for advancement.

Our team of counselors, coaches and lifeguards/swim instructors consists of teachers as well as undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields including but not limited to Education, Kinesiology, Psychology, Social Work and Family Science.

Our training and leadership development programs propel ESF to the forefront of the camp industry. Additionally, a high percentage of team members return to our ESF family each year to create amazing life experiences for our campers.

For complete jobs info, please visit: This Website Link.

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New Country Day Camp
New York, NY

Visit Our New Country Day Camp Website
646-395-4357
newcountry[AT]14streety.org
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003

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CAMPER AGES: K-6th Grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Basketball, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Computers, Technology, and more. Performing Arts, Camping, Science & Technology.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on 75 Acres of campground on the Staten Island Greenbelt. Imagine Central Park without the bells and whistles.

CAMP FACILITIES: 3 outdoor swimming pools, 4 shelter spaces, amazing ampitheater, basketball court, open meadows, hiking trails, fire pits.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: New Country Day Camp is an oasis for children growing up in New York City. All of our campers and staff ride the camp bus from stops in North Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan to the beautiful Henry Kaufman Campgrounds on Staten Island. Our older campers spend their mornings with their friends in camp groups of kids their age. In their groups, they'll have an opportunity to try all of our camp programs. In the afternoons, campers spend time in program units which they choose independently on Mondays, and which last the week through Friday.

Any camper entering 2nd through 6th grade may choose from the following program units: Camping, Cooking, and Pioneering Or Science and Technology Or Sports Or Gymnastics Or Arts and Crafts Or Martial Arts Or Performing Arts. While we encourage our campers to try new program units each week, every child's independent decision making is highly respected by camp staff.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more info, please visit: This Website Link.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For more Camp Jobs Info: Contact Josh at joshua_sarkozi[AT]14streety.org

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Backpacks and Binoculars
Brooklyn, NY

Visit Our Backpacks and Binoculars Website
(855) 687-6923
camp[AT]backpacksandbinoculars.com
110 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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CAMPER AGES: 2 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Daily 8-6 and overnight camping trips.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Backpacks and Binoculars is driven by a team of educators, artists, parents, adventurers and explorers dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and families through first-hand experiences, enrichment activities and a creative curriculum. Understanding that the world is our playground, our focus is encouraging global citizenship. We achieve this through our exemplary camps, afterschool programs and individualized programs for groups, organizations, and families. Our programs and services are designed to enlighten, enrich, and encourage our youngest citizens as we explore our amazing world. At Backpacks and Binoculars, our mission is to explore!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Academics, and more.
Harp Intensive Camp
Writing Camp
Visual Arts Week
Dramatic Arts Week
Cooking Week
Architecture Week
Fashion Week
Pokemon Week
Jump Start To School Weeks

CAMP LOCATION: Our summer adventure camp is housed is in downtown Brooklyn on the corner of Schermerhorn and Boerum Place. This is where our morning begins, but after breakfast and a pre-trip activity, our City Edition campers hop the bus and venture out to various excursions in and around our beautiful city.

Our Xtreme Edition camp is also housed in downtown Brooklyn on the corner of Schermerhorn and Boerum Place. It is here where our campers begin there awesome weekly adventures of ziplining, camping and whitewater rafting.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our camp's home base has two classrooms along with a large open room for big group activities. We are proud to show off our amazing playground where the children are able to catch some sun and run off all of their energy before heading home for the night.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Preschool Edition is an educational enrichment program that bridges the arts, academics, and language study in a fun and playful learning environment. Created by artists and early childhood instructors, the program provides a fun, well-rounded environment for growth, exploration, and curiosity while fostering creativity, independence, and self-realization. During the summer we are sure to take advantage of the season with water play, outdoor games and activities, and special excursions.

City Edition takes kids on exciting excursions throughout all five boroughs, experiencing NYC the best way possible: as a kid! Our goal is to provide an environment for your child to think outside the box, making the impossible possible. Your child will be encouraged to make connections between themselves and their previous knowledge when encountering old favorites like The Bronx Zoo and new experiences like The Skyscraper Museum. Campers will be challenged to problem solve and think critically about the world around them as they participate in field day games at our favorite NYC parks or search for various animals in our Extreme Animal Scavenger Hunt at Alley Pond Environmental Center.

Xtreme Edition will engage and challenge the body and mine of our campers who are: Agile enough to navigate an outdoor obstacle course; Brave enough to whitewater raft the Lehigh; Determined enough to hike the Appalachian Trail; Adventurous enough to take on Six Flags Great Adventure's wildest rides; Fearless enough to zipline the canopy of the Pennsylvania forests; and Resourceful enough to "rough it" in one of Pennsylvania's premier campgrounds for an overnight trip to remember!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Early Bird Specials from December 1-31st!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Backpacks and Binoculars also hosts an Afterschool program and School Break Camps for school aged and preschool students!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more information on our exciting camp schedule and tuition, please visit This Website Link.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Backpacks and Binoculars is always accepting applications for Summer Camp counselors, Afterschool counselors, and School Break Camp counselors. Applications can be sent to camp[AT]backpacksandbinoculars.com

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Luzerne Music Center
Lake Luzerne, NY

Visit Our Luzerne Music Center Website
518-696-2771
registrar[AT]luzernemusic.org
203 Lake Tour Rd.
PO Box 39
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

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CAMPER AGES: 9 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Luzerne Music Center is an international music camp for students ages 9-18 located in the Adirondacks of New York. Nestled on beautiful Lake Luzerne, private lessons, large ensemble, chamber music, and masterclasses are balanced with recreation on the camp and around the Adirondack Region.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Music/Band, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Luzerne Music Center is an ideal setting for a very memorable summer, overlooking a beautiful pristine lake and surrounded by picturesque mountains in the heart of the Adirondacks. On a 20-acre wooded campus, with its own private beach, Luzerne Music Center provides a perfect environment for students to practice and perform their music, both indoors and outdoors. Luzerne Music Center is 1.4 miles off of Route 9N at Lake Luzerne, New York and is easily reached by car via the Adirondack Northway (1-87).

CAMP FACILITIES: Students live in wooden cabins equipped with bunks, electricity, and limited storage space. Students are housed four to six per cabin, with one counselor for every ten students. Counselor's cabins are interspersed between campers' cabins, assuring that supervision is maintained at all times. Indoor plumbing and modern shower and bathing facilities are adjacent to the cabins.

Luzerne Music Center's grounds also include a softball field, full basketball court, volleyball court, orchestral stage, indoor stage, dining hall, and the pristine Lake Luzerne for swimming.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: LMC is an international summer music camp for student instrumentalists, composers and conductors ages 9 through 18. We accept 200 students with approximately 85 in each session.

Luzerne's curriculum includes individual private lessons, chamber ensemble instruction and Symphony Orchestra experiences. In addition, students attend weekly concerts presented on campus by faculty members at the Friday Night Faculty Series and by faculty members and visiting artists at the Monday Night Luzerne Chamber Music Festival.

Luzerne's Faculty is comprised of Philadelphia Orchestra members and other prominent artists; well-seasoned classical musicians who play in the nation's top symphony orchestras; professors from university and college instrumental, voice and orchestral departments; dedicated graduate and undergraduate music students; and renowned guest artists.

Luzerne Music Center maintains special relationships with the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet. Junior Session students travel to performances of the New York City Ballet, while Senior Session students attend weekly performances of the Philadelphia Orchestra -- all held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in nearby Saratoga Springs. Philadelphia Orchestra members and visiting performing artists and composers present Master Classes for all instruments on campus throughout the summer.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Luzerne Music Center believes no student or family should should be discouraged from applying due to limited funds. It is our mission to help all musically talented children to attend this world class musical training ground that cultivates each child's potential regardless of their financial circumstances. Last year, Luzerne Music Center was able to award financial aid to 65 percent of its student body.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit, This Website Link for all information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Interested Camp Counselor Candidates should contact Director of Camp Operations, Jordan Robison at operations[AT]luzernemusic.org.

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Hope Valley Camp
Dansville, New York

Visit Our Hope Valley Camp Website
585-683-4907
director[AT]hopevalleycamp.com
9470 Schmidt Rd
Dansville, New York 14437

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Day/overnight/half week.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Cheerleading, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: 50 acres of wooded paradise just a short drive down 390 from Rochester. Located within 90 minutes of all major population centers in western NY.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our facility was remodeled and expanded in 2012. All new sleeping cabins and bath facilities. Nice fishing pond, hiking trails, paintball field, archery range, sports fields and lots more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer a traditional summer camp experience with a modern twist. We are a non-denominational Christian camp, but your camper will not feel left out regardless of personal beliefs. We believe that the goodness of God leads men to relationship with Him, so our staff strives reflect Jesus' love and grace in all that we do.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships available.

Angel Tree affiliated camp. Scholarships available.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Available year round for rental groups and educational training.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
End of June until Mid August.

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Camp Little Notch
Fort Ann, New York

Visit Our Camp Little Notch Website
518-793-9700
campdirector[AT]camplittlenotch.org
744 Sly Pond Road
Fort Ann, New York 12827

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Friends of CLN
110 Spring Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Little Notch (CLN) is an inspiring summer camp for girls. A magical forest located at the base of the Adirondacks in upstate New York, Camp Little Notch is situated on 443 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre private lake providing the perfect setting for outdoor adventure, personal growth, new friendships, and community building. Camp Little Notch is a place where all girls can belong! Campers are grouped by similar age and discover their strengths and unique voices as we support them through the transition to adulthood. Little Notch connects girls of diverse backgrounds with each other, positive mentors, and the land. We provide opportunities to develop responsibility, resourcefulness, wellness, creativity, and teamwork skills. Activities include swimming, canoeing, sailing, team building, ropes course, yoga, creek walks, wildlife observation, hiking, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, music, overnight camp-outs, and so much more!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Swimming, and more. Swimming, Canoeing, Sailing, Team Building, Ropes Course, Yoga, Creek Walks, Wildlife Observation, Hiking, Outdoor Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Music, Overnight Camp-outs, & So Much More

Camp Little Notch is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Fort Ann New York offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Wilderness/Nature, Swimming, Sailing and more. Camp Little Notch is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 7 - 17.
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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Little Notch is located in Fort Ann, NY, an hour and a half drive north of Albany, NY. The 443-acre property boasts an 80-acre private and pristine lake, a mountaintop (Putnam Mountain), miles of mountain streams, an historic iron smelting furnace, and complete camp facilities. For pictures and more information, please visit This Website Link.

CAMP FACILITIES: The 443-acre property boasts beautiful wilderness, an 80-acre private and pristine lake, a mountaintop (Putnam Mountain), miles of mountain streams, an historic iron smelting furnace, and complete camp facilities. Main camp includes rustic buildings housing our camp office, staff house, infirmary, and dining hall. The camp units have unit houses, platform tents, and outhouses with outdoor Bradley sinks, including one unit with rustic cabins. For pictures and more information, please visit This Website Link.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All of our activities are opportunities for campers to practice living in harmony with nature, each other, and themselves. Guided by their counselors, campers choose from a wide variety of group-planned activities, which allow for skill development and personal challenge in a safe and fun environment. Unless noted, all campers are eligible to participate in these activities, though not all activities are offered every day. Camp activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing*, hiking, cookouts, land stewardship, campfires, creek-walking, tie-dyeing, drawing, beading, singing, ropes course, journaling, meditation, overnight camp-outs...and more.

We strive to bring together a diverse staff. They are selected for their strong leadership, problem solving skills, love of working with children, ability to model our mission, and a passion for the outdoors. All applicants are thoroughly screened and participate in comprehensive pre-camp training and orientation. The ratio of counselors to campers is one counselor to every six campers ages 7 and 8, and one counselor to every eight campers age 9 and above. All Camp Little Notch staff are certified in first aid. Waterfront and boating staff are certified lifeguards and ropes course staff are certified in belay. A registered nurse, or other licensed medical professional, oversees the health and safety of campers and staff on site.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a 4-week CIT program. Please visit This Website Link for more information and registration.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We have a limited number of camperships available. Please email campdirector[AT]camplittlenotch.org or call (518) 793-9700 to inquire about camperships. You can also visit This Website Link for more information about our fees.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer a variety of community events for all youth and adults. Please visit This Website Link for the current listings and registration links. You can also make a request on our website to receive a camp brochure in the mail.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Campers start their morning at 7:30 am giving them time to dress and any personal care before going to the dining hall to enjoy breakfast. At all meals, the campers, staff and volunteers work together to set the table, serve the food family style, and end the meal by cleaning and putting away the dishes. After breakfast, "kapers" are next. Kapers are community responsibilities throughout the camp. The campers then enjoy many fun-filled, camper-planned activities. The campers enjoy staying busy throughout the morning with programs such as hiking, boating, swimming, games, and arts & crafts. Lunch is at 12:30 pm, followed by a busy afternoon of more activities and "me-time" (personal time) before dinner at 6:00 pm. The girls then go to "Singing Logs" to enjoy learning new songs while building fond memories with friends and counselors. Each day ends with evening program time and campfires before bedtime at 9:00 pm.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit This Website Link for the current schedule and fees.

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Surprise Lake Camp
Cold Spring, New York

Visit Our Surprise Lake Camp Website
Winter: 212-924-3131
Summer: 845-265-3616
info[AT]surpriselake.org
382 Lake Surprise Road
Cold Spring, New York 10516

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
307 7Th Avenue Suite 900
New York NY 10001

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CAMPER AGES: 6 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. ACA, UJA Federation, Foundation For Jewish Camps

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, and more. Leadership, 2 Week Program, 5 Day Program.

CAMP LOCATION: In the picturesque mountains of Cold Spring, NY. Located only 60 miles from New York City, what an oasis!

CAMP FACILITIES: Surprise Lake Camp is blessed with incredible natural beauty.

Our camp sits on 500 beautiful wooded acres surrounded by an enormous expanse of undeveloped state parkland.

Our sparkling, 30-acre lake is nestled between two rugged mountain ridges. It creates a vision of rustic beauty that dances in the heads of visitors years after they've been to camp.

Additionally, we have miles and miles of gorgeous hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, and beautiful campsites for cookouts and overnights. You won't believe how inspiring and exciting our woods activities are!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Surprise Lake Camp has a rich history. It was founded in 1902 by the Educational Alliance to provide a summer vacation for Jewish boys from Main Building - 1920 the tenements of Manhattan's Lower East Side.

In its first season, it had six tents for 25 campers and five counselors. One of the first campers was Eddie Cantor, who, upon achieving success as an entertainer, became one of the camp's most ardent supporters.

Since then Surprise Lake Camp has served thousands of young people, many of whom have achieved prominence, among them, entertainer Neil Diamond, talk show host Larry King, actor Jerry Stiller, and former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams.

In 1911, the 92nd Street Y became partners in running the camp, and the camp office was located at the Y for many years. In 1917, when the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies was created, Surprise Lake Camp was one of the initial member agencies. The camp then became incorporated as a New York not-for-profit in 1920, eventually leading to complete independence from its founding agencies.

Over the years, Surprise Lake Camp has been substantially rebuilt three times. In addition, its clientele and program have evolved as the Jewish community has changed. Originally established to provide summer vacations in the country for poor boys from the lower East Side, the camp has also gone through periods when it was dedicated to feeding undernourished boys, operated as a year-round camp which included formal education during the winter, committed to the personal development of children using a social group work model, and run as a general co-ed summer camp with special emphasis on scholarships.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial assistance available

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp. 5 Day

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Passover.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Surprise Lake Camp boasts one of the most beautiful sites in the country, one of the most reputable programs, and a large, well-trained, caring staff. Many facilities, like our theater and gymnasium, are among the finest that you will find anywhere.

But Surprise Lake Camp does not try to be like an exotic theme park, full of bright lights and glitter. We don't emphasize material things because we believe that the true magic of camping is rooted in intangibles like the beauty of nature, the guidance of a highly trained staff, and helping children to grow into well-rounded adults.

Camp is a supportive, caring community with an upbeat Jewish flavor. We sing a lot and we cheer a lot, and we make the most of the unique opportunity camp affords to create a model of the world as it should be�joyous and at peace, achieving the human potential for successful group living.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for details.
This Website Link

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SOAR
New York Location(s)

Visit Our SOAR Website
828-456-3449
admissions[AT]soarnc.org
226 SOAR Lane
Balsam, NC 28707

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Wyoming, North Carolina, Florida, New York, California

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2016-17 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs camp for children with ADHD and Learning Challenges.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: SOAR has 5 main programming locations: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, Northern New York and California as well as several International options

CAMP FACILITIES: SOAR has two major Base Camp facilities: one in Balsam North Carolina where we have rustic cabins, a dining pavilion, on site showers/bathrooms, high and low ropes course, as well as several gathering campfire locations.

The other is in Dubois Wyoming, where we have similar amenities as above except, this base camp is a working horse ranch!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Philosophy: SOAR believes all individuals identified with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorder (AD/HD) possess inherent talents and gifts. These abilities can mean incredible success in adulthood once these students negotiate the challenging obstacles of childhood, adolescence, and a traditional education system, usually unable to respond to individual learning styles.

SOAR�s programs are designed to allow students the opportunity to increase their independence while away from home. Independence is gained through self-motivation and life skills instruction. With this in mind, we involve our students in many decision making processes, such as setting individual goals, developing group guidelines, as well as trip and meal planning.

Please view our website for further information at: This Website Link or call our Admissions Office at 828-456-3435!

Thanks,

SOAR Admissions Team

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We begin our summer in early June and run through late August

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Queens Zoo Summer Camp
Flushing, NY

Visit Our Queens Zoo Summer Camp Website
718-271-7361
qzeducation[AT]wcs.org
53-51 111th St
Queens Zoo Education
Flushing, NY 11368

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CAMPER AGES: 2 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Science, Academics, and more. Animals, Science, Nature, Zoo

CAMP LOCATION: We are located within Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY. Please visit our website at This Website Link for directions.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our Day Camp is run both inside our education rooms and outside in the Queens Zoo. 11 acres of wild animal exhibits and our petting zoo provide an engaging and exciting camp experience. Visit our website at This Website Link to see a list of our animals from North and South America.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Zoo Camp includes:
Age-appropriate hands-on science activities,
Up-close animal encounters,
Exhibit visits,
Arts and crafts,
Visits from Wildlife Theatre,
Keeper chats,
Camp t-shirt,
And tons of animal fun!
Please visit: This Website Link for more information.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Wildlife Teens: Does your teen have an interest in a career working with wildlife? In this exciting program, teens learn about how to care for the animals at the Queens Zoo. Each day, they will participate in a variety of activities, meet special guests, and work on projects that will expose them to the world of animals.

Each week, participants will have the opportunity to work alongside keepers and work in various areas of the zoo.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Toddler Time Camp: Join us each day for an hour long opportunity for children and their caregivers to meet the wonderful furry, scaly, and feathery animals in the zoo. You and your child will explore nature through live animals, movement and musical activities, and crafts.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer classes and programs throughout the year: Little Hatchlings (10-23 month olds), Toddler Time (2-3 year olds), Kinder Kritters (4-5 year olds), Mini Camps (5-9 year olds), Teen Programs (13-17 year olds), and Overnight Adventures for Families.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Please visit us at This Website Link or call the Registrar at 718-271-7361 with any questions about our Summer Camp programs!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Toddler Time Camp for 2 & 3 year olds $110-$140
Kinderzoo for 4 & 5 year olds $350-$375
Week of Wildlife for 6 & 7 year olds $350-$375
Zoo Explorers for 8, 9, & 10 year olds $350-$375
Junior Keepers for 11 & 12 year olds $350-$375
Teen Internship for 13-17 year olds $1,050-$1,300

Extended Care will be offered for certain weeks of camp, for info visit
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Park Explorers Summer Day Camp
Brooklyn , NY

Visit Our Park Explorers Summer Day Camp Website
718-788-3620
parkexplorers[AT]gmail.com
601-611 8th Ave
Brooklyn , NY 11215

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MOST RECENT UPDATE:
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CAMPER AGES: 3 - 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Basketball, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the heart of Park Slope Brooklyn, one block from Prospect Park. We offer a traditional day camp experience with lots of activities, sports, arts, swimming, trips, special events, with no two days a like. A camp that grows with your child from preschool until high school. Four divisions, each with their own staff trained for their particular age group and interests.

CAMP FACILITIES: Located in a large church basement and courtyard, we are near to all NYC has to offer. One block walk to Prospect Park. Certified school buses take us to local pools and on trips.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: For over 25 years Park Explorers has been taking campers to explore the wonders of nature in Prospect Park. Trips to karate studios, gymnastics, pools, Parks and Nature Centers, tennis, beaches, and trips to amusement parks and fun places children love.

Add on lots of daily activities from basketball, soccer, field games, (all kinds of sports) to arts and crafts and performing arts so the children are active and busy all summer long.

Park Explorers is a traditional day camp with all the wonderful activities you can fit in a summer. Sports, arts & crafts, swimming, performing arts, gymnastics, karate, hiking, nature, trips, and special events allows for no two days alike.

Second grade and older have choices within the day to help tailor the program to fit each individuals need.

Weekly sessions; Extended hours; Shuttle bus pickups.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 27th through August 31st
Mondays through Fridays.
For fees and information go to This Website Link

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Long Lake Camp Adventures
Dobbs Ferry, NY

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914-693-7111
800-767-7111
lee[AT]longlakecampadventures.com
199 Washington Ave
(Winter Office)
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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CAMPER AGES: 9 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer sleep away adventure camp in New York's Adirondack mountains.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the heart of the majestic Adirondack Mountains in up-state New York. We have 100's of acres to explore and one of the most beautiful lakes you have ever seen! We have miles of trails for ATV's horseback, mountain bikes, and hiking.

CAMP FACILITIES: 7 brand new solar powered cabins, massive gymnasium with a skate board park, work out area and indoor basketball court, 3 outdoor tennis courts and 1 outdoor basketball court, an unparalleled high ropes course high up in the trees, a climbing wall, beautiful garden where we grow our own fruits and vegetables, brand new stables for our horses, new chicken coupe where we raise chickens and collect fresh eggs, ATV track and trails, baseball and soccer fields and much much more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We have a non-competitive philosophy and our campers get to make their own schedule every day! We embark on at least 2 trips every week and only hire the most caring and safety conscious staff.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please call for financial assistance. (914) 693-7111.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1 June 22nd – July 13th
Session 2 July 14th – August 3rd
Session 3 August 4th – August 24th

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