Camp FAQs

What is your telephone number?

 631-929-4325


What is your fax number?

 631-929-6553

 

What is your mailing address?

408 North Side Rd, Wading River, NY 11792

 

What is your general email address?

info@campdewolfe.org

 

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 (no DEET preferred).

Casual, modest clothing that can get dirty should be packed. For both male and female campers this means t-shirts (minimum cap sleeves) and appropriate length shorts (minimum fingertip). Please do not bring shirts that expose the midriff (eg. halter tops, belly shirts, etc.), short shorts/ skirts, any sleeveless shirts (eg. tank tops, halter tops, cami, etc). Please have camper’s name on all clothes and belongings. One piece bathing suits must be worn for girls. Boys must wear trunks/ board shorts, no swimming briefs (i.e. “Speedos”).

For a full packing list, check here!

 

 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. Additionally, campers may NOT have any chemicals in their possession including but not limited to: Lysol disinfectant spray (or similar), Ant or Bug Killer (eg. RAID), Bug Spray containing DEET (to be held by the Nurse). 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). Day Campers’ clothing should follow the guidelines outlined above for overnight campers. 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. If registering after May 1st, full payment is required at the time of registration.

 

What time is Check-in and Check-out?

Residential Camp: – Arrival and Check-In is Sundays at 3pm; Check Out and Departure is Saturdays and follows a presentation for parents at 9AM

Day Camp: Check-in: 9.00am each week day; Pick-up: 5.00pm 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 from the Episcopal Ministries Scholarship Fund and is intended for those families and children that are in true financial need. To qualify for a scholarship a sponsor or parent/guardian must complete a Scholarship Application.  Camp DeWolfe will review the request and inform you if you are chosen to be a scholarship recipient. Scholarships awarded by May 1st (i.e. camper family responsibility paid in full) will cover up to 50% of the cost of a session of Summer Camp. After May 1st scholarships will be awarded based on availability and may cover a significantly smaller portion of the registration fees.

 

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

 We offer an annual open house in May. No charge! Email info@campdewolfe.org 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,  Paddle-Boarding. Swimming, Archery, High Ropes Elements, Low Ropes Elements Course, Drama, Fishing, Climbing Wall, Model Rockets, Wilderness/Survival, Christian Formation, 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. Francis Outdoor Chapel in the morning and St Luke’s Chapel in the evening. This is full of songs, games, activities and 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 campers and camper parents saying about Camp DeWolfe?

Read our parent feedback and camper feedback reports!

 What are the hours for your Day Camp?

 Day Camp runs from 9.00am – 5.00pm Mondays – Fridays. Lunch and snacks are included in the weekly price.

 

  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: 7-13 years old
Discovery Camp: 7-13 years old
Adventure Camp: 11-15 years old
Leaders in Training (LIT): 15-17 years old

Day Camp:

7-13 year olds during the Explorer and Discovery Camp weeks (July 2nd – 20th)

11-15 year olds during the Adventure Camp weeks (July 23rd – August 10th)

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

 

What is the daily schedule like?

See our Daily Schedule page!

 

 Do you have videos of your camp in action?

We certainly do!

We also have videos for each session of 2016. The following are links to those videos: Explorer Camp 2017, Discovery Camp 2017, Adventure Camp 2017. You can also watch previous years’ camp videos: 2016 Summer Camp, 2015 Summer Camp, 2014 Summer Camp.

 

 May campers bring fans?

 Yes.

 

 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 408 North Side Road, Wading River, NY 11792 Emails may be sent using our new online form: Email Your Camper! 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.

 

 Is there a Camp Store?

Overnight and Day Campers have the opportunity to purchase snacks, beverages, and water bottles from the camp store every day following lunch. We suggest $2 a day for each camper. At the end of the week any remaining balance can be used toward Camp DeWolfe gear (hoodies, polos, etc.), donated to Camp DeWolfe, or refunded by check within six weeks of the end of camp.

 

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.  If registering after May 1st, full payment is required.  For all registrations, full payment is due by June 15th. If payment is not made in full and all forms turned into camp by June 15th, a late registration fee of $100 will be assessed and your spot may be forfeited.

 

Is your child ready for camp?

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