Family Camps and Personal Retreats are a camp option for families and individuals that are ready to get out and are feeling comfortable heading to camp! It’s also a fun and reasonably priced vacation alternative for families who may not be able to go on other trips planned for this summer. Camp DeWolfe will be offering families a chance to experience a bit of summer camp hopefully starting this summer!
Based on current information about Phase 4 of the NY Forward Plan, we hope to be able to open camp’s facilities and resources for families soon, adhering to CDC guidelines including social distancing found here and below. We hope to open registration soon, when families can select dates and facilities that will work for them. Following CDC and Suffolk County Department of Health social distancing guidelines, families are to bring their own pre-made picnics and drinks, in own coolers, to enjoy in any of the outdoor spaces around camp!
Family Camps and Personal Retreats will be offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and be outdoors only programming. There will be a scheduled 9:00 a.m. arrival/check-in time. Families can participate in a choice of boating activities on the Long Island Sound, including kayaking or canoeing, learn some archery skills or enjoy arts and crafts or biking! The morning activities will be scheduled from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon activities will be scheduled from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Families will have free time to enjoy their own picnic in the outdoors across the grounds, enjoy the Stations of the Cross nature trail and outdoor walks between 11:00 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone will then be able to enjoy private lodging in their designated family cabin or lodge. Departure is by 9:00 a.m. on departure day.
Families must register online here and complete all required forms prior to arrival. The program fee is $75 per person per night, for lodging and activities (no meals). Children 5 and under are free. Families may include immediate family members, relatives or friends. There must be one supervising adult at least 18 years of age for every four minor children (under 18 years of age). Supervision of the family group at camp is the responsibility of the adults. The maximum group size is 10 including adults and youth.
Due to COVID-19 and phased re-opening, Camp DeWolfe has implemented the following safety plans for all guests/visitors:
-Upon arrival, families will be directed to park in front of the St. Luke’s Chapel in the parking area by the entrance gate.
-The supervising adults will sign in and answer screening questions that they and their family members do not have or have not been exposed to COVID-19.
-All guests and visitors must have face coverings and wear these when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained or when inside any camp building.
-Guests and visitors will wash or sanitize their hands before entering camp and as often as needed.
-CDC physical distancing requirements will apply for all staff and guests/visitors throughout the program, except to those who reside in the same household.
-The two DeWolfe Hall bathrooms will be available during family programs. All guests must wear masks inside these buildings. Staff will sanitize the bathroom facilities after each program.
-All guests and visitors are advised to wear protective sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, and bring a water bottle for regular hydration.
-Staff will be sanitizing all equipment and supplies handled by individuals after each program.
-Upon completion of the program, families should depart promptly, so that staff can complete the sanitation protocols.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
In the event that Camp DeWolfe must cancel the program, a full refund will be given. In the event that a guest cancels their registered camp, or does not attend on the day and time booked, there will be no refund. All programs will be held rain or shine. Please register here – we’re excited to see you at camp soon!