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Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 10

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

What’s your name? Kyle Anthony Walter Viola

What’s your age? 21

What’s your hometown? Patchogue, New York

What college/university do you attend? What major? New York University: Applied Psychology / Social Entrepreneurship minor

What’s your favorite food? Lasagna

What’s your favorite camp activity and why? Archery is my favorite camp activity because it’s a fun practice to cultivate focus and discipline in order to hit the bullseye.

What are you most looking forward to about summer and why? Getting to know all the campers and staff because we are the body of Christ.

What’s your favorite camp core value (community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? Christian Formation because I love worshipping and reading the Word.

What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? It’s wonderfully organized!

What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life? To become a counselor in the city and then become a social entrepreneur in the long term!



Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 9

Posted on Apr 27, 2014

What’s your name? Seth Acosta

What’s your age? 22

What’s your hometown? Cottenwood, Arizona

What college/university do you attend? What major? Dutchess Community College, Art Major

What’s your favorite food? Asian Food

What’s your favorite camp activity and why? Archery is fun!

What are you most looking forward to about summer and why? The warm sun!

What’s your favorite camp core value (community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? I like the Natural Setting because I like to explore

What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? The beach and the woodlands

What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life? Video Game Design

Seth Acosta

Meet the Summer Staff – Part 8

Posted on Apr 27, 2014

What’s your name? Anthony O’Reilly

What’s your age? 20

What’s your hometown? London, England

What college/university do you attend? What major? St Mary’s University London (2nd year history and philosophy)

What’s your favorite food? Breakfast as they say is the most important meal of the day so a good old fashioned English fry up!!

What’s your favorite camp activity and why? Anything music or sport. In music I love the campfire atmosphere singing about all different kinds of things, and I have always taken to sports in general. I can’t wait to try some of the American sports at camp that I haven’t tried in England!!

What are you most looking forward to about summer and why? I have heard so many great things about the ‘long island sound’ – although I have never been so far I’m eager to see all that Long Island has to offer. But most importantly for me I am looking forward to meeting new people from new cultures and making life-long friends with both campers and my fellow counselors!!

What’s your favorite camp core value (community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? In all honesty all of the above are important but for me community and Christian formation are most important. I have always love being part of a community myself and try to play an active role at home in London. After all there’s no point in having something good if you can’t share that experience with others!! And Christian formation is also most important because it appears to be a wholly fun way of connecting with God and for me that is something we must do every day!!

What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? Although I haven’t been I love it already. It seems to attract such good staff and campers and the location seems perfect!! I have seen ALL the youtube videos!

What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life? To be honest I don’t 100% know. I’d like to be a religion teacher in a school one day but I would also love to travel. So teaching would be my dream job but I’m unsure whether or not I will do it soon or later in life!



You’re invited to a Faith Formation Day!

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

 You are invited to the 2nd Annual Faith Formation Convocation in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island! This program is open to all! Don’t miss it for a day to learn, connect, grow and gain valuable resources and insights to take back to your church. The Camp DeWolfe team will see you there!


Click here to download and share this flyer!


Get Real – Finding your TRUE self in Jesus

Posted on Mar 29, 2014

There’s a lot of fake out there. In a culture of manicured online profiles, electronically altered images, and relentless deception in advertising, it’s difficult to know who our friends are and whom we can trust. Not to mention how easy it is to buckle under the pressure and try to become the images we see. We all must seek our own real identity from a trustworthy source. God is the most trustworthy friend any of us will ever know. This summer, Camp DeWolfe’s program and theme will be “Get Real”  – teaching campers and staff that we are not created in the image of popular culture. We are created in the image of God, who loves us just as we are and asks us to love others in the same way.

The Christian Formation program will each day guide and engage campers as they:

  • EXPLORE scripture — what it says and what it means for them
  • EXPERIENCE a wide variety of activities that develop the Get Real theme and help campers connect with Bible teachings and Christian community
  • EXPRESS their growing love of Jesus through worship and song

Register your camper before the spots fill up for a summer to ‘Get Real’ and Find their true self in Jesus.

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You’re invited to the Annual Camp Open Day!

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

Summertime means summer camp time at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River. To introduce girls and boys to opportunities to develop leadership skills and experience Christ and grow in their Christian faith, in the natural beach setting and a safe and friendly community, is what Camp DeWolfe is all about! Is this summer your families first time to try out sleepaway or day camp for your campers? Then try before you buy! You can attend the Annual Open Day being offered on Sunday 18th May 1pm -6pm.


Open Day 2014

The seven-week Summer Camp takes place from July 6th – August 8th, Sundays to Fridays in 6 day and 12 day sleepaway sessions and Day Camp runs Mondays-Fridays 9am – 5pm. Activities include sailing, kayaking, archery, sports, climbing, canoeing, swimming lessons, games, arts, model rockets, cupcake decorating, campfires, and more! No camping experience necessary. Click here for specific program details and dates.

 For more information call Matt Tees, the camp director at 631-929-4325 or email him at!

Summer Camp FAQs!

Posted on Mar 22, 2014

Spring is here, so we’re excited for summer! Starting to plan your summer school vacations? Check out a week or two of summer camp for your campers to continue learning throughout the school break… here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you decide if summer camp is a good fit for your youth:

What is your telephone number?


What is your fax number?



What is your mailing address?

PO Box 487, 408 North Side Rd, Wading River, NY 11792


What is your general email address?


What forms are required for registration?

 Registration Forms are found here


 What should my RESIDENTIAL CAMPER bring?

Essential items: sleeping bag or blanket and sheets, pillow, play clothes, underclothes, pajamas, lightweight jacket or sweatshirt, sneakers, flip flops or sandals, toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.), sunscreen, towel, one-piece bathing suit/trunks, rain gear, Bible, pen, medications (supervised by Health Center).

Optional items: camera, flashlight, water shoes, laundry bag,  stationary and stamps, bug spray.

Casual modest clothing that can get dirty should be packed (no short shorts, skirts, halter-tops or belly shirts). Please have camper’s name on all clothes and belongings. One piece bathing suits must be worn for girls. No Speedo’s for boys, please.


 What should my RESIDENTIAL CAMPER NOT bring?

 Campers may NOT bring any of the following items to camp: cell phones, pagers, lap tops, radios, TV’s, gaming systems, MP3 players, any electronic devices, gum, knives, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs, alcohol, fireworks, or firearms. Camp DeWolfe staff reserves the right to confiscate any inappropriate items; they will be returned to camper’s parents upon departure.


 What should my DAY CAMPER bring?

Campers will need to bring the following items: one-piece (girls) bathing suit, towel, tennis shoes, water shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, change of clothes, Bible, pen, medications (supervised by Health Center). Lunch and snacks are provided.


What should my DAY CAMPER NOT bring?

 Campers may NOT bring any of the following items: cell phones, extra food/snacks, pagers, computers (including gaming systems), radios, TV’s, MP3 players, knives, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs, alcohol, fireworks or firearms.


 Can I fax in my registration form?

 We must have the original copies.


 What are the prices for summer camp?

 You can find the prices on the Summer Camp Page, under the Summer Camp Schedule section here.


 What is the registration deposit fee?

 A non-refundable $100 deposit per session must be paid at the time of registration for both day and residential. Full payment is due by May 1st. If registering after May 1st, full payment is required at the time of registration.


What time is Check-in and Check-out?

 Residential Camp: – Check-In – Sundays at 2pm; Check Out – Fridays 4pm

Day Camp:Check-in: 9am each week day; Pick-up: 4.45pm – 5pm each week day


Can I register online?

 Yes! Register online HERE!


 How can I pay for camp?

 You can pay by check, money order, debit or credit card. If you register online, payment must be by credit or debit card. Checks made payable to ‘Camp DeWolfe’.


 Do you have a scholarship program?

 Yes. Our scholarship program is called the Episcopal Charities Scholarship program and is intended for those families and children that are in true financial need. To qualify for a scholarship of up to 50% discount from the camp fees, a sponsor or parent/guardian must fill out a Scholarship Application with evidence.Camp DeWolfe will review the request and inform you if you are chosen to be a scholarship recipient.


  Can I come and do a tour before I sign my child up for camp?

 We offer an annual open houses on Sunday May 18th 2014. March 22nd, April 13th and May 10th. No charge! Email or call (631) 929 4325 to confirm you and your family and friends are coming to enjoy a day at Camp with a free meal!  We do not do individual tours.


 What types of activities do you have?

 Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Swimming, Archery, High Elements, Low Elements Course, Climbing Wall, Model Rockets, Cake Decorating, Nature/Survival, Christian Formation, Swimming Pool, Basketball, Softball, Arts and Crafts, Volleyball, Gaga Ball, Group Games…just to name a few.


 What types of Bible activities do campers do?

 Campers have Bible study/devotionals in the evening with their cabin.

Campers have Christian Formation in the St Luke’s Chapel in the morning and evening. This is full of songs, games, activities an interactive Bible studies.  There is a different visiting chaplain/pastor each week. There is a weekly Eucharist/Communion too! The curriculum is from Inside Out – Christian Resources for Outdoor Ministries.


 What are the hours for your Day Camp?

 Day Camp runs from 9am – 5pm Mondays – Fridays. Lunch and snacks are included in the weekly price of $250..


  Can campers request roommates?

 Yes. Please do this on the camper registration form, for up to 2 roommate requests. Campers must be NO MORE than 12 months apart. You may also request a roommate when you register online.


 How many kids are in a cabin?

 There are up to 10 campers per cabin with a minimum of two counselors for residential camp.

There are up to 10 campers with one counselor for day camp.


 How are the campers divided by age?

 Residential camp:

Explorer Camp 6-day session: 7-11 years old
Discovery Camp 12-day session: 8-12 years old
Adventure Camp 12-day session: 12-14 years old
Leaders in Training (LIT) 5 week session: 15-17 years old

Day Camp:

7-12 year olds during the Explorer and Discovery Camp weeks

12-14 year olds during the Adventure Camp weeks

*the age breakdown may vary depending on the total number of campers registered each week.


What is the daily schedule like?

 Please visit the Summer Camp Page to view the Daily Schedule


 Do you have videos of your camp in action?

 Yes! You can watch a 2013 video here and a 2012 video here.


 May campers bring fans?



 Can I call my camper during the week?

 Campers may not receive phone calls while at camp, to not distract from their activities and to make it fair for all campers. You are more than welcome to call the camp office and check in with the director though! Please send faxes, emails or regular mail to your camper. Be sure to include their full name! Our mailing address is PO Box 487, Wading River, NY 11792 Emails may be sent to Please include their cabin number or counselor name, if you have them. No attachments or photos, please. Text only.


 My camper has to leave camp early. What is the notification process?

 If your camper needs to leave early, please call the office 631-929-4325 and give the office the time and day that you need to pick them up. That way your camper will be ready when you arrive. You can also let us know when you check your campers in.


 Someone other than me (the legal guardian) is going to pick up or drop off my camper. Do I need to notify the office?

 Yes. We want your camper to be safe. Please fax (631-929-4323) or mail a letter stating the person’s name and that it is okay for them to pick up your camper. Make sure to sign the letter. This is REQUIRED for anyone other than you picking up or dropping off your camper. We will check ID.


 What is the snack  fee?

 Overnight campers have snack  2 times a day. They can get water, juices, chips, cookies, fruit, nuts and lots of other goodies. This is included in their registration fee.


How do I find out what weeks are full?

 Sessions that fill will be noted on the Online Registration Form itself. If you still have questions, call the camp office 631-929-4325.


 Will my summer camp spot be held if I send in just a registration form?

 No. We require a completed registration form accompanied with a non-refundable $100 Registration Deposit.  Full payment is due by May 1st.  If registering after May 1st, Full payment is required.  If payment is not made in full by May 1st, your spot may be forfeited.

Camper Video Contest

Posted on Mar 22, 2014

Do you love camp? How has camp impacted your life? What have you learned from summer camp? Are you counting down the days until summer? Camp DeWolfe’s 2014 Camper Video Contest is now open, for a limited time, until Easter! If you are a camper, get creative! If you are a parent or friend of a camper, let them know about this fun camp challenge today!

Summer Camp Video ContestDownload the Camper Video Contest Flyer here

Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 7

Posted on Mar 11, 2014

What’s your name? Bethan Rowsby

 What’s your age? 19

 What’s your hometown? London, England

 What college/university do you attend? What major? I’m studying Geography at the University of Manchester

 What’s your favorite food? Bacon or ice cream

 What’s your favorite camp activity and why? The ropes course! Because I love seeing campers challenge themselves and achieve and go beyond their goals. And it’s fun!

 What are you most looking forward to about summer 2014 and why? Getting to know everyone at camp, experiencing God together and spending another summer by the Long Island Sound.

 What’s your favorite camp core value (Community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? Community, because it means everyone is included, enjoys themselves and makes lasting friendships.

 What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? Easily the people! Campers, counselors, senior staff, kitchen staff and everyone who makes camp what it is.

 What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life? I don’t know what I will end up doing in the future but I would love a job that involves travelling the world and working with/helping people.

Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 6

Posted on Mar 11, 2014

10 Things you don’t know about me:

What’s your name?  Ufedo Negedu (first name pronounced u-fay-doh)

What’s your age? 23

What’s your hometown? London

What college/university do you attend? What major? Studied law and accounting & Finance at the University of Kent

What’s your favorite food? Anything Chinese that’s sweet and sour

What’s your favorite camp activity and why? High ropes. I’m scared of heights but I love the thrill of it.

What are you most looking forward to about summer and why? Being able to be a good role model for the kids and also creating a fun atmosphere for them to have an enjoyable summer.

What’s your favorite camp core value (community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? Developing leaders as it encourages the youth to reach their full potential by helping them to improve and develop on their leadership skills. Skills which they will need growing up and outside of camp.

 What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? It is a Christian camp that has Christian principles which are incorporated into the daily activities. 

 What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life? To create an organisation that is used to help and encourage young girls growing up to be Christ like.