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Frequently Asked Questions

What do we do when it rains?

We are fortunate to have a tremendous indoor facility, with a gym spacious enough for several activities, including basketball, whiffle ball, floor hockey, and dodgeball. We also have 17 additional air-conditioned rooms. Rain or shine, karate, the game room, the virtual reality room, cooking, rocket-building, music, arts & crafts, Lego Design, and all of our other special activities will remain open.

Can you discuss the swim program?

All swimming is done at the Dix Hills Park Olympic Swimming Pool just seven minutes from our camp grounds. Campers that choose to participate in the instructional swim program will be bused to the Dix Hills pool. When campers initially start the program they will be tested to gauge their swim level. Campers will be instructed by Red Cross Swim instructors. Your child’s counselor will also be in the pool to provide extra supervision. Campers will be receive a progress report every two weeks If your child will be participating in the swim program, have he/she wear a bathing suit to camp under their clothing, as swim is first period daily. Be sure to send a change of clothes as well. Campers will use the locker rooms at the pool to change back into their camp attaire. Campers will arrive at the pool at 9:25 am and leave to return back to camp at 10:15 am.

What are the ages of your campers?

Four to fourteen-years-old. Our Kiddie Campers included Pre K – 1st graders. Our Middle Camp consists of 2nd – 4th and our Upper Camp 5th – 9th grade. We also have a C.I.T program for 10th graders.

Do you offer Early Care & Late Care?

Yes. Drop off for Early Care is 7:30-8:30 am. Late Care pick-up is from 3:45-6:00 pm.

Do campers bring lunch?

Complimentary lunch is offered every day to all campers (click here for our menu). Yet campers are also welcome to bring their own lunch, if they’d prefer.

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?

Since the quality of our staff at Camp W is of the utmost importance to us, our hiring process is intensive. We require four references for all potential employees and perform extensive background checks. Once applicants have cleared our background investigation and furnished sufficient references, Evan personally conducts each interview to ensure that every new staff member shares our values and our dedication to children.

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 will provide your child with five complimentary T-shirts, each with a space for your child’s name. This allows everyone at camp to address your child by name. CAMPERS MUST WEAR SNEAKERS EVERY DAY. 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 (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 that 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 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 cannot guarantee that someone will not bring peanut butter or nuts to camp.

Where do most of the campers at Camp W come from?

Most campers come from the following towns:

  • Bethpage
  • Commack
  • Deer Park
  • Dix Hills
  • East Northport
  • Farmingdale
  • Hicksville
  • Huntington
  • Melville
  • N.Babylon
  • Old Bethpage
  • Plainview
  • South Huntington
  • Smithtown
  • Syosset
  • Wheatley Heights
  • Woodbury
  • Lindenhurst

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