First – Eighth Grade Program
Full-Day: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
The full-day program for campers entering 1st – 8th grade, includes a wide variety of activities designed to engage the interest and enthusiasm of children from lower school to teen. In addition to activities led by their lead counselors, campers participate in tennis (2nd-8th grade), arts & crafts, painting, yoga, music, sports & games, cooking, gardening, drama, swimming, and outdoor play. Special events include Tie-Dye Week, Field Day, and “Summertime Stars” talent show. Campers bring lunch from home each day, and the camp provides a mid-morning snack.
Early Childhood Program
Nursery, Pre-K & Kindergarten
Half-Day: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Full-Day: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
We offer a rich play experience for the youngest campers. Their program includes indoor and outdoor play, watercolor painting, seasonal crafts, singing, cooking, yoga, storytelling, rhymes and verses, and puppetry.
Counselor-in-Training Program (Ages 14-16)
The goal of the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is to help adolescents gain basic leadership experience and to support advanced community-living skills. While it is not necessary for a CIT candidate to plan to be a future counselor, much of the practical experience and skills will be aimed toward that possibility. The leadership skills learned in the CIT Program can be transferred to many other groups and jobs in the future.
The CIT program is designed to promote a successful adolescent transition, from childhood to young adult. The CIT program will, among other things, help participants decide if they want to work with younger children at camp or in other settings.
Applicants must complete a CIT application, register for camp, supply contact information for three references and pass a personal interview. For more information about the CIT program, click here.
Campers age 4 and older have regular swimming at the newly renovated Adelphi University pool facilities. The swimming program includes structured “Learn to Swim” program focused on fun and water safety.
Weekly Excursions (4th – 8th grades)
Our oldest campers enjoy the variety of weekly field trips to local points of interest, such as canoeing on the Nissequogue River, cheering at a New York Mets baseball game, or making waves at Splish Splash water amusement park. Transportation for these trips is by chartered, air-conditioned bus, and parents are notified in advance of fees and required permissions slips for each excursion.
An important feature of our program is the flexible scheduling option. While we encourage all our campers to take advantage of the full program, we recognize that family vacations and other activities may conflict with camp. Parents can create a part-time schedule which suits their family needs on a pro-rated basis. Please note that a minimum of 25 days of enrollment is required for all campers.
Morning Care & After Care
The Morning Care Program is available daily beginning at 7:30 AM. The After Care Program is available daily until 6:00 p.m. The After Care Program provides campers with wholesome childcare that includes snack and free play. Students can be enrolled in both programs on a regular schedule or an “as needed” basis. There is a charge of $9/hour for this service. During the program, two invoices will be sent by mail and email.
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the camp.
Children bring their own lunches. Juice and a nutritious snack are provided at mid-morning.
With events and activities suited to a wide range of ages, families often enroll more than one child in our program. Each additional sibling receives a tuition discount as follows: 20% for the second child, 30% for the 3rd, and 40% for the fourth.
If you have more questions about our programs and activities, we invite you to contact our Summer Program Office at (516) 742-3434 Ext. 327.