Summer Camp

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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 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 accredited by the American Camping Association and was re-accredited in summer 2018. 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.

Click here to download the Summer Camp 2020 Flyer

CAMP DEWOLFE GOALS

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.

-View Camp DeWolfe’s parent feedback report.

CAMP DEWOLFE FACILITIES

Sailing

Sailing

What do you have at Camp DeWolfe?

-19 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 Classroom and fire pit
-Basketball courts
-Playing fields
-Softball field
-Father John Davis Dining Hall
-Elizabeth DeWolfe 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 recently.

ACTIVITY AREAS

Sailors

Sailors

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 Ball, Music, Rocketry, Biking, and more!

CHRISTIAN FORMATION

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Where will my child sleep at summer camp?

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

MEALS

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.

 

EVENING PROGRAMS

Sponge Race!

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.

 

TRAINED STAFF

Adventure Training

Are there trained staff at summer camp?

All Staff are trained to become role models and mentors for the campers. Staff 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. Staff lead 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. Staff 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.

 

DATES AND RATES

EXPLORER CAMP (ages 7-12) July 5th – 11th, 2020

*Early-Bird: $650 until January 1st;
*Standard Rate: $750 until April 30th;
*Late Rate: $850 until June 15th.

A great way to introduce your child to camp! A short 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!

DISCOVERY CAMP (ages 7-13): July 5th – 18th, 2020

*Early-Bird: $1150 until January 1st;
*Standard Rate: $1350 until April 30th;
*Late Rate: $1550 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!

ADVENTURE CAMP (ages 11-15): July 19th– August 1st, 2020 
*Early-Bird: $1150 until January 1st;
*Standard Rate: $1350 until April 30th;
*Late Rate: $1550 until June 15th.

A 13-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!

DAY CAMP: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Ages 7-13: July 6th – 10th; July 13th – 17th, 2020

Ages 11-15: July 20th – 24th; July 27th – 31st 2020
*Early-Bird: $360 per week until January 1st;
*Standard Rate: $410 per week until April 30th;
*Late Rate: $460 per week until June 15th.

A Beach-front Christian Day Camp for campers ages 7 – 15 to be able to enjoy God’s creation in the outdoor beach setting and make new friendships in a safe community. Opportunities to try swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, arts, sports and more! 5-day sessions are by age for safety and supervision. See below for details! Register here!

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – 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. Scholarships are available first come first serve, for up to 75% of the camp session fee. The Camper must be registered for a summer camp session with registration form completed and at least 25% of camper fees which includes $100 non-refundable deposit paid prior to applying for a scholarship award. Camp DeWolfe does not award 100% financial aid. Click here to download the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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What are Sibling and Refer-a-Friend Discounts and how do they work?

Registered camper families will receive a discount of $50 for each new “referred” camper to Camp DeWolfe who submits a completed registration form and payment. New camper families must list who referred them to Camp DeWolfe on the original registration from.

Families who register multiple siblings will receive a discount totaling $50 per camper. The sibling discount is not automatically applied and must be requested by calling or emailing the camp office at 631-929-4325 or office@campdewolfe.org.

Discounts will be applied or honored before May 1st.

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