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Camp W Divisions

By Kristen H At different stages of development, kids can have very different needs. Younger children require a sense of security that allows them to explore the world around them and make determinations about their interests and abilities. They’re learning how things...

Special Events at Camp W 2021

Special Events at Camp W 2021

At Camp W in Melville, we definitely love our special events. We put a tremendous amount of time and effort into planning some truly spectacular things that kids will likely remember for many years to come. I can honestly say that we may be the most creative day camp...

The Bond Between Staff and Camper

The Bond Between Staff and Camper

The most important job I have as director of Camp W is hiring staff. After all, it’s the counselors, specialists, administrative workers, and others who will ensure all of the children’s safety and guarantee that each camper comes home pleasantly exhausted and eager...

Team Building Activities at Camp W

Team Building Activities at Camp W

We all want our children to be happy, confident, successful, and compassionate. Yet often we fail to realize that all of these things are linked by mastery of one underlying skill: the ability to form productive relationships with others. As Christine Carter of the UC...

The Bonds of Friendship that are Made at Summer Camp

The Bonds of Friendship that are Made at Summer Camp

Around the end of January each year when I was a kid, a letter would arrive from Brook lake Day Camp updating campers and parents about the oncoming summer. In deep, dark winter, this was a moment of light for me, serving as a reminder that camp and my friends there...

The importance of summer camp

The importance of summer camp

As the old saying goes, sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. This is certainly true when it comes to camp: the most advanced algorithm or equation couldn’t possibly measure thetrue value of a summer of camp by only taking into account sports and...

Before Sending Your Child to Summer Camp in Wake of COVID-19

Before Sending Your Child to Summer Camp in Wake of COVID-19

Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Child to Summer Camp This YearWith New York businesses opening up and people getting back to work after the recent coronavirus outbreak, many Long Island parents considering sending their children to summer camp are understandably...

Camp W and Dealing with Coronavirus

Camp W and Dealing with Coronavirus

Like most Americans, Camp W Long Island’s premiere day camp is working remotely from home as we take every step to protect employee’s health and safety. We are keeping a close eye on developing news to determine how we will run camp for the upcoming summer. Parents...

Staying Fit While you are home practicing Social Distancing

Staying Fit While you are home practicing Social Distancing

This is Kevin Lau your Upper Camp Division Head! From Camp W day camp in Melville, Long Island. During the school year I teach elementary physical education in East Elmhurst, Queens. Though we are going through a difficult time, there are plenty of ways to stay...

Day Camps for Kids

Day Camps for Kids

There are so many day camps for kids to attend on Long Island. Day camps for kids provides a place of enjoyment, hanging out with friends and experiencing new activities and above all else a safe place for children to be. Camp W “Where Friendships Are Made” in...