FAQ

What town do most of the Campers come from?

Most campers come from the following towns: Melville, South Huntington, Huntington, Dix Hills, Commack, East Northport, Elwood, Old Bethpage, Plainview and Hicksville.

What do we do when it rains?

We are fortunate to have a tremendous indoor facility. Our gym is spacious enough for several activities. We have ten classrooms and a large cafeteria that we can utilize as well.

Where do we swim?

Campers will be swimming at the Dix Hills Park Olympic Swimming Pool located only seven minutes away. Please have your child wear a bathing suit to camp under their clothing, as swim is first period daily. Make sure to send a change of clothes as well.

What are the ages of your campers?

Pre-Kindergarten through 1st graders are Kiddie Campers

2nd and 3rd graders are Middle Campers.

4th through 8th graders are Upper Campers.

9th graders are Apprentices.

Do you offer before care and late care?

Yes. Parents may drop their child off at 7:30am and pick up their child any time between 3:50pm and 6:00pm. This program is included in the camp tuition. Transportation is not provided.

Do campers bring lunch?

Yes. Campers should bring lunch in a labeled lunch bag with full name and group name Monday through Wednesday. Thursday, Camp W will provide pizza lunch for all campers. Friday, we will provide a barbecue lunch with hamburgers, hot dogs and potato chips for all campers. These lunches are part of your paid tuition. A lunch program is available at an additional cost for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Do you provide snacks or ice cream?

Yes. Snacks are given to all Kiddie Campers at 10:15 am. All campers receive ice cream or ice pops during afternoon snack.

What is the hiring process for staff?

Evan personally conducts all interviews. Camp W requires 4 references, and extensive background checks are performed on all potential staff members. The quality of the staff at Camp W is essential for the success of our camp program. We do our due diligence in hiring people with camp experience and who share our goals.

Can my child bring a cell phone, tablet, iPod or any other electronic device to camp?

No. We firmly believe that campers are here to socialize, communicate and interact with each other without their electronic devices. Camp W has a Zero Tolerance policy on this matter!!

What is the camp attire?

To promote camp spirit, all campers and staff are required to wear camp shirts daily. Camp W provides your child with five complimentary t-shirts. There is a space provided for your child’s name. This allows everyone in camp to address your child by name. CAMPERS MUST WEAR SNEAKERS EVERYDAY. CAMPERS ARE NOT PERMITTED INTO CAMP WITHOUT SNEAKERS.

What if my child won’t be coming to camp or will be coming in late?

If your child takes the bus, please either call the bus counselor or driver the night before or in the morning by 7:30am (before they start the route). If you do your own driving and your child will not be in camp, just call the camp office and leave a message with your child’s name and group. In either case, if your child is coming to camp late, please park on the left side of the parking lot and come to the camp office to sign in. Your child will be brought to their group from the office.

What if I need to pick up my child early?

The early pick up procedure is quite simple. In the morning, if your child is on a mini-bus, please give the bus counselor a note with your child’s name and time of pick up. This can be no later than 3:30pm. If you do your own driving, please have a note ready to give to the person who greets you in the lot. If you are sending someone to pick up your child, please provide the name of that person in your note. Please also tell the person to bring identification with them. We will have your child waiting for you at the security table. Safety, as always, is our main concern.

Is there a full time certified nurse on staff?

Yes! Camp W has a certified nurse at camp at all times. Our nurse handles the everyday occurrences and the dispensing of medication. A medical history and a medicine release form allowing our nurse to dispense medication is included in the information packet you will receive in the spring after you register for camp. The release form will need to be completed by your doctor.

Are you a peanut/nut free camp?

No. Due to many campers bringing their own lunch we can not guarantee that someone will bring peanut butter or nuts to camp.


Camp W is not affiliated with South Huntington Union Free School District.