We’ve collected questions we are commonly asked about camp. If you don’t see what you’re looking for contact us.
The best way to get to know us is to meet us. In the meantime, feel free to give us a call (845) 356-1234 or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can meet us in person by coming to one of our open houses (located at our camp), camp fairs (located throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn), or public programs (located at our camp).
The summer of 2019 will be our 34th year of operation.
Yes, we have a full-time Registered Nurse at camp during operating hours.
Read about what being non-competitive means to us, and why we think it’s important.
There are 12-18 campers in each group. Groups are mixed-gender, and are put together based on age, grade and friend request.
Younger campers often have 4 counselors for each group. Most other groups have 3 counselors.
We maintain our numbers at an average of about 250 during the course of our 6 week program. We’ll have about 100 campers during the week of our Additional Offerings (August 12 – 16). We’re proud that there are no crowds to get lost in.
No, we are not peanut-free, but we are extremely peanut-aware! Every year we manage a number of campers with severe allergies to peanuts, other nuts, and other foods.
On our 200 acres we find worms, insects, crayfish, snakes, deer, skunks, groundhogs, birds and much more. At the farm we have chickens, cows, plow horses, honeybees and sheep. Each week, during our six week program, our neighbor here in Chestnut Ridge, Outragehisss Pets, brings a variety of unusual animals for us to look at, touch (if we want to) and learn from. On day hikes and camping trips we may find lizards, turkey vultures, bald eagles, deer, coyotes, beaver and if we’re lucky, the occasional bear.
Parents can visit any day. Give us a call beforehand, if at all possible, so that we will be able to bring you to wherever your child’s group is when you arrive.
No. We want our campers to connect with new friends, with the natural world, with themselves, and we would like to minimize obstacles that could get in the way of these things happening.
No. But we always encourage and support campers in trying new things.