Make This The Best Summer EVER!
If you’ve decided to send your child to our camp, chances are you’d like to know a bit more about the thousand different things that go into making a great week at Summer Camp.
We encourage you to read over parent guide to get all the details you need (and then some). And of course, the best way to answer your questions is to ask us, via email or by calling the Camp Office . Even better than that, schedule a tour to come see the camp for yourself!
New York State Department of Health also provides a great pamphlet on Childrens Camps in New York State. Check it out!
Everything you need to know about camp…
But were afraid to ask…
We want your child to have a great time while they are at camp. We know that sending your kids to camp for a week is as much of an event for you as it is for your campers, so we hope to answer all your questions and help you give your children the tools they need to have a successful and meaningful week here at Camp.
Here are a few things you may need to know to prepare them for their experience. Most of this is covered in the parent survival guide (Parent Guidebook ). It’s a book that has all kinds of stuff- so much stuff we can’t list it all here.
According to care.com, the typical weekly price for an overnight camp is $690, but our camp charges as little as $525 per week.(Even lower with discounts!) By enabling a lower cost for camp, we continue to welcome children from different backgrounds while ensuring a fun, enjoyable experience for all ages.
A $100 deposit is required at time of registration, and we offer a convenient monthly payment plan to make sure your child can get registered and into the classes they want.
- $25 discount for each sibling registered after the first child. (Automatic discount…you don’t need a code for this one)
- Snowshoe Hare Discount ($80) for registrations paid in full by mid January. Just put in code”EB18″ at checkout to get the discount.
- Early Bird ($50) for registrations paid by end of January. Just put in code”EB18″ at checkout to get the discount.
- Camp Discount ($30) for registrations paid by mid-February.Just put in code”EB18″ at checkout to get the discount.
- Multiple session discounts- 2 session- 5% off total, 3 session 10% , all 4 session 15%. This discount is automatically taken out of your total when you check out.
We do have some camperships available for families in need. Please contact the camp office for details.
How to Sign Up
Ages of Campers
What to Bring
We have put together a packing list for you to help you plan for the week. Remember that it can get cold in the Adirondacks at night, even if it is warmer south of us.
You are entrusting us with something that is most precious to your heart. We take that responsibility very seriously.
We take the time to carefully select our staff, check their backgrounds and train them to be able to handle all manners of things that can happen at camp. We want strong young role models for your children. And we want your children to create new friends and memories that last a lifetime.
By using our three core values, Kindness , Respect and Responsibility, campers gather life skills that kids need to become healthy productive adults.
Contacting Your Child
You can mail letters and packages to your child while they are here at camp. Mail typically takes three days to reach us, so you may want to leave us a few letters to deliver to your child when you drop them off. Please look at the Parent guide for details.
We also have “C”mail…a one way email service for you to send a quick letter to your child. The link to send camper email is located at the top of each page.
Each of our camp day features a whole lot of “intentional programming”. We have the philosophy of keeping our campers days jam-packed and always moving, so that down-time is the rare exception to the rule.
Campers who have attended multiple camps have told us what they like best about our type of Camp is that we are always doing something here.
We wake up early, eat meals together, clean camp, attend classes and have a number of fun evening activities.
In our long day of running around, jumping and screaming and playing and laughing, it’s one of the rare times where the whole camp gets to sit quietly for an introspective moment, thinking about the day and the week.
Here is a link to the Camp Schedule . For a description of the activities check out the camper or parent guides.
Food at Camp
We have a full and experience kitchen staff whose single goal all – summer is to keep our campers (and counselors) well-fed with meals designed to be both delicious and nutritious. Last summer our campers ranked us with 5 stars for our meals and kitchen staff!
We strive to offer a variety of options at every meal. In addition to the main entrees being served, we offer ample a la carte options to accommodate most food preferences and dietary restrictions.
Please let us know if you have any dietary concerns for your child, and make sure to indicate any issues on the health form.
We have an Registered Nurse on duty the entire time your child is here at camp. They will help your child with medications, check on any injuries and make sure they are healthy while at camp.
You may have a number of medical concerns- visit out Medical Page for information about these concerns. And you can reach out to our Camp Nurse before you come to camp. The nurse typically is on camp during staff training through the end of camp.
Safety at Camp
We work very hard to make sure your child is safe at camp, both physically and mentally. We work with many sources to train our staff, and maintain a small ratio to make sure each child gets individualized attention. And we have professional staff on camp to handle and emergency situation.
Cell Phones at Camp
Please take a moment to look over our Tech free policy in the Parent Guidebook. We do not allow children to have cell phone while they are here at camp. We have many amazing success stories of children gaining independence, and our cell phone policy helps us to accomplish this.
We know that you would like to check in on your child while they are here. Please call us in the office, and we will check to make sure your child is doing well and report back to you. If your child is struggling at camp, we will reach out to you to get your feedback on strategies to help them make it through the week.
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- A non-refundable deposit of $100 per session is part of the registration fee. The balance of the camp fee after the deposit is deducted will be refunded if the request is made in writing and received at the camp no later than two weeks before the time your child is schedule to come to camp. Refunds are disbursed in the same form that payment was made.
- In case of an accident or illness (verified by a doctor) or death of an immediate family member, a camper will be offered the next available session or a refund would be offered on an individual basis.
- Homesickness does not qualify for refund purposes. Campers sent home due to behavior problems will not be refunded.