Summer Camp

Looking for a Christian Camp on Long Island? Camp DeWolfe is a Christian residential sleep-away and day camp on Long Island, New York. Camp DeWolfe provides an opportunity for youth to experience God and develop as leaders, in a safe community and enjoy a beach and outdoor natural setting. Offering one-week, two-week, three-week, five-week and six-week overnight sessions for all youth ages 7-17 and a Christian Day Camp for Monday- Friday each week, Camp DeWolfe provides a natural setting for them to engage in community and empower them to live out an outward and visible expression of the love and grace of Christ.

Why summer camp? Camp DeWolfe is a place where young people are encouraged to be themselves, to grow in their Christ-like identity, to explore their God-given gifts and to enjoy making friends in a picturesque beach and waterfront setting.

Who are camps licensed with? Camp DeWolfe is proud to be accredited by the American Camping Association and was re-accredited in summer 2016. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized association focuses on program quality and health and safety issues, and requires camp to regularly submit every facet of its operation to an independent appraisal by camp experts. Camp DeWolfe is also accredited by the Christian Camp and Conference Association and part of the Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers association too.

70th Anniversary Special!! For this year only, our “refer a friend” discount is $100. We are giving you twice the discount for referring a friend to Camp DeWolfe who has never been to our summer camp program before! Make sure they put your name in the “How did you hear about Summer Camp” field!

Hear what campers and camper parents are saying about Camp DeWolfe! Read our parent feedback and camper feedback reports!


30 feet high!

30 feet high!

What will my child learn at summer camp?

  • -Explore nature – To use the outdoor space and provide outdoor programming so that there can be exploration and enjoyment of God in nature, God in others, and God in personal reflection.
  • -Engage community – To develop temporary community for learning and growth, within a positive, safe, honest and encouraging environment.
  • -Empower decision making – To facilitate learning in an outdoor learning environment, to encourage decision making that leads to group development and personal growth.
  • -Embrace challenge – To have the opportunity to experience different levels of challenge, to encourage a testing and expansion of personal comfort zones, so that a transfer of skills can be made to everyday living.
  • -Enjoy participation – To provide fun, interactive, and varied programs that will maximize learning and growth through experiential education.
  • -Experience reflection – To provide the time and space to be still, reflect on God’s word, listen to God, grow in faith and practice spiritual disciplines.
  • -Episcopal service – To create a safe environment where youth can practice serving others, the environment and the Lord, learning to love each other as Christ loves us.


Explorer Camp (ages 7-12) July 2nd – 8th

*Early-Bird $545 until January 1st
*Standard Rate: $645 until April 30th;
*Late Rate: $745 until June 15th.

A great way to introduce your child to camp! A one week program designed for elementary campers with taster sessions in each activity area. Evening programs and Christian Formation sessions are tailored for new campers to make new friends and learn about God in a safe, fun and outdoor environment. Register here!

Your camper not ready to stay overnight yet? Check out our Day Camp!

 DISCOVERY CAMP (ages 7-13): July 9th – 22nd 2017

*Early-Bird $1045 until January 1st;
*Standard Rate: $1245 until April 30th;
*Late Rate: $1445 until June 15th.

A 13-day camp for elementary youth to enjoy a range of activities and programs! Campers  participate in two full weeks of selected activities and themed weekends! Goals for campers include, exploring nature and building friendships through engaging programs that center on God’s love and grace. Register here!

Your camper not ready to stay overnight yet? Check out our Day Camp!

ADVENTURE CAMP (ages 11-15): July 24th – August 5th (2-week track) OR July 24th – August 12th 2016 (3-week track)
*Early-Bird $1045 until January 1st OR $1345 for 3-week track;
*Standard Rate: $1245 until April 30th OR $1545 for 3-week track;
*Late Rate: $1445 until June 15th OR $1745 for 3-week track.

A 13-day or 21-day camp program designed specifically for middle school youth. Campers participate in multiple weeks of activity programming and thematic weekends, while being challenged to experience God’s love through community, nature, and adventure! Register here!

Your camper not ready to stay overnight yet? Check out our Day Camp!

LEADERS IN TRAINING (LIT) (ages 15-17): July 23rd – August 12th (Year 1) or July 9th – August 12th (Year 2)
*Early-Bird $1345 until January 1st OR $1645 for Year 2 LITs
*Standard Rate $1545 until April 30th OR $1745 for Year 2 LITs;
*Late Rate $1745 until June 15th OR $1845 for Year 2 LITs.

A challenging program for high school youth to be empowered to discover their God-given potential and gain practical service experience. The leadership program includes, professional trainings, service projects, camp trips, and participation in a variety of camp wide programs. LIT’s help support campers and staff each day, while learning how to become the leader God has called them to be.

Each individual will be presented valuable leadership lessons through assisting counselors with campers in all areas of camp life – such as helping at activities, helping set-up, serve and clean up all camp meals, as well as various other responsibilities around camp like assisting with evening all-camp programs and snacks. Please note that the LIT program does involve many responsibilities that require work, while allowing for plenty of fellowship and fun.

Year 1 LITs will get an introduction to being a leader with a 3 week program. Year 2 LITs will have a 5-week continuous program with an exciting trip the weekend of July 8th and 9th. Throughout the week, the LIT’s are responsible for meal setup and cleanup, serve alongside the counselors at activities and help execute the evening programs – all while building relationships that will last a lifetime. It is a unique learning opportunity in biblical leadership training with lessons that will be of value in every walk of life.

The LIT is ultimately a 3 year program, with 3rd year LITs sleeping in cabins and assisting counselors with program for the entire summer. Those who successfully complete the 3 year program are able to apply for a counselor position a year earlier than potential counselors who have not completed the program.

LIT applicants are required to complete an application and interview process. Camp DeWolfe reserves the right to accept or deny applications for the LIT program. Click here to download the application form.




What do you have at Camp DeWolfe?

-26 acres of woodland property on the north shore of the Long Island Sound
-¼ mile beach-front property for swimming, sailing, canoeing, beach volleyball and camp fires
-Outdoor swimming pool
-Archery range
-Challenge Course – high and low ropes
-St Luke’s Chapel
-St Francis Outdoor Chapel
-Arts and Crafts classroom
-Nature hut and fire pit
-Basketball courts
-Playing fields
-Softball field
-Father John Davis Dining Hall
-Meeting Hall
-Nature trails and camp fire pits

How clean is summer camp?

Upgrades were made to St Luke’s Chapel, Father John Davis Hall and Kitchen, the Meeting Hall and the Swimming Pool in 2015.





What activity areas are at summer camp?


Swimming, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding, Christian Formation, Archery, Arts and Crafts, Wilderness, Sports and Games, Climbing, Volleyball, Ga-Ga, Drama, Rocketry, Fishing, Adventure Challenge Course, Climbing, Biking, and more!

Activity areas have a theme bible verse and goals throughout the sessions. Activity areas have the same group of campers per activity period each day, to encourage relationship building within different temporary communities. Activities are in the outdoor setting and include natural resources/elements/materials. Campers are empowered to choose and sign up for specific activity areas and try programs that are challenging to their personal character building.


What is a typical day at summer camp?

7.00 Wake-Up
7.45 Flag-Raising
8.00 Breakfast
8.30 Cabin Clean-up
9.00 Christian Formation
10.00 Morning Activities
12.00 Lunch
1.00 Cabin Time
2.00 Afternoon Activities
5.00 Dinner
6.00 Evening Program
7.30 Snack
7.45 Christian Formation
8.30 Cabin Time/Devos
9.30 Lights Out


In the Bible

In the Bible

What will my child learn at summer camp?

Centered upon the Episcopal tradition, the daily morning celebrations and end of week Eucharist are primary worship opportunities for all campers and staff to participate in as a camp community. Clergy and trained staff create the Christian Formation program that includes daily cabin devotions and prayer time, Bible studies and engaging activities to encourage campers to experience God and develop an authentic and personal faith in Christ.



Where will my child sleep at summer camp?

Campers reside in traditional style cabins with bunk beds, accommodating 10 youth and 2 trained college-age counselors for supervision and guidance. Each cabin group pray and share in devotions together daily in a decentralized model, participate in cabin night programming in the outdoors – beach/field/woodland, build community and youth are empowered to make decisions in delegation of cabin clean responsibilities.

MEALS Meal time

What will my child eat at summer camp?

Three nutritious meals a day are served family-style in the Davis Dining Hall, to create a caring family community atmosphere. Fruits, salads and vegetables are included at meals. Snacks are provided in the evening times. Youth eat with their cabin group around tables, beginning with prayer, and providing a time to share how they have experienced God in their day. Some meals are in the outdoors/cookout style, to explore nature and embrace challenge. Counselors join with campers at meal tables, to be facilitators of group discussions and to encourage group development.



Sailboat Regatta

What are the evening activities at summer camp?

Programs are centered on a summer theme that focuses on Christ and aspects of how a follower of Christ lives out their faith in practical ways. Activities, games and events are planned to maximize the use of the outdoor space and natural facilities (beach/field/woodland). Campers are encouraged to participate within the larger camp community and also utilize their cabin groups, activity area groups and gender groups to make friends. Campers are encouraged to make decisions within activities while counselors facilitate and organize fun and exciting activities that everyone can participate in.



Adventure Training

Are there trained staff at summer camp?

College-age Staff are trained for 2 weeks and become role models and mentors for the campers. Counselors engage with the youth and build safe and healthy relationships, sharing parts of their testimony of Christ and showing grace and a positive attitude in each activity/program/setting. Counselors participate in activities and programs with the youth in the outdoor setting. They are an example of how to live out purposeful community with other staff and with campers, by actively and positively serving, caring and engaging with others around them. Counselors make decisions about programming and also facilitate activities in a way that campers can learn and be challenging in a safe and encouraging environment. Staff are trained and mentored so that their support and care encourages individual participation and service in each aspect of the camp. All Staff are background checked, interviewed, contracted and evaluated in line with a non-negotiable community covenant that outlines expectations and responsibilities for the period of employment.


How can I find financial support for summer camp?

Scholarship applications from the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island are available for all youth in need and the deadline is May 1st for up to 50%. Scholarships are available first come first serve. Campers must be registered for camp with completed registration form and at least $100 non-refundable deposit per camper per session, in advance of applying for scholarships. Camp DeWolfe does not award 100% financial aid.


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Click here to Register for Early-Bird Summer Camp 2017