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, floor hockey, wiffle ball and dodgeball. We also have seventeen air-conditioned rooms for activities such as, Virtual Reality, Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Rocketry and Game Room.
Can you discuss the swim program?
All swimming is done at the Dix Hills Park Swimming Pool just seven minutes from our camp. 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 receive a progress report every two weeks from their swimming instructor. If your child is participating in the swim program, he/she should wear a bathing suit to camp under their clothing, as swim is first period daily. Campers will use the locker rooms at the pool to change back into their camp attire. Campers will arrive at the pool by 9:25 am and return to camp at 10:30 am
What are the ages of your campers?
Four to fourteen years old. Our Kiddie Campers include Pre K- 1st grade. Our Middle Campers consist of 2nd grade-4th grade. Upper Camp is 5th grade -9th grade.
Do you offer Early & Late Care?
Yes, we offer both Early Care and Late Care. Early Care begins at 7:30 am and Late Care starts at 3:30 and ends at 5:55 pm.
Do campers bring lunch?
Complimentary lunch is offered everyday to all campers (click here to view the menu). Campers are may bring their own lunch, if they prefer.
Do you provide snacks or ice cream?
A morning snack is provided to campers in Kiddie Camp daily at 10:30 am. All campers receive ice cream or ice pop at 1:45 pm.
What is the hiring process for the staff?
The quality of staff at Camp W is the utmost important aspect of camp, our hiring process is intensive. We require three professional references for all potential employees and perform extensive background checks. Once applicants have cleared our background investigation and furnished sufficient references, Evan, the owner, conducts an interview with every applicant.
Can my child bring a cell phone or tablet 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 to put your child’s name. This allows everyone at camp to address your child by their name. CAMPERS MUST WEAR SNEAKERS EVERY DAY. CAMPERS ARE NOT PERMITTED INTO CAMP WITHOUT SNEAKERS.
What if my child is not coming to camp or will be coming in late?
If your child takes the bus, please call the bus counselor the night before, or in the morning, before 7:30 am. Make sure you call camp or email the camp that your child will not be attending camp. If you do your own driving, just call the camp or send an email informing us that your child will not be at camp. If your child will be coming to camp late, please make sure you sign them in when arriving to camp.
What if I need to pick up my child early?
The early pick up procedure is 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. The child must be picked up NO LATER THAN 2:45 pm. If you do your own driving, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may pick-up NO LATER THAN 2:45 pm. 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 in the office and someone will bring them out to you. 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.
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