Camp Huguenot

Traditional Day Camp for Boys & Girls,
Ages 5-15

One week sessions, July 1-August 23

Camp Huguenot is a traditional day camp program with one overriding objective–FUN! Grouped by gender and age, campers hike, swim, make crafts, explore nature, do archery, engage in low- and high-ropes activities and play games and sports of all sorts all in a beautiful outdoor setting. Camp Huguenot kids come home the same way every day–tired, dirty and happy!

(Please note: Our facility is located in Port Jervis, NY, approximately 90 minutes NW of NYC. Our day camp programs serve children living in or visiting the NY-NJ-PA tri-state area. For NYC families looking for day camp in the city, please click here.)

Beyond the beautiful setting and fun-filled days, camp also provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to unplug, explore, and make new friends. Small groups and low staff-to-camper ratios allow children to develop close bonds and to feel a true sense of belonging. Our staff, carefully chosen for their maturity and ability to be excellent role models, work hard to teach and reward the YMCA core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

The Camp Day

Our camp days run from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM each day.  Campers arriving by car can be dropped off starting at 8:30 AM and picked up until 5:00 PM.  Morning and afternoon extended care are available for an additional fee (see below).

A typical day at camp includes a wide range of small and large group activities, a healthy mix of active and creative play, and endless opportunities to learn and try new things. Learn more about our incredible array of activities here.

To keep kids energized, every day includes a healthy and delicious lunch and afternoon snack. A full-time nurse oversees any special medical issues, and our on-site inclusion specialist provides additional support to ensure that children of all abilities are successful in our traditional camp setting.


Age Groups

Our developmental focus ensures that camp changes with the changing developmental needs of your child.  The perfect mix of fun, support and challenge ensures that Camp Huguenot is a place they never outgrow!

Mini Camp

Ages 5-6

Our mini camp program is carefully designed to blend the structure and support of a traditional pre-school setting with the wonderful world of summer camp. Small groups sizes (6 per group), low ratios, and staff carefully chosen for their experience working with young children ensure that all campers have a nurturing, successful and very fun first camp experience. Activities include swimming, nature education, arts and crafts, free play, music, drama and games. “Kids Camp” activities like morning assembly, sports and hiking are introduced in a developmentally sensitive way.

Kids Camp

Ages 7-11

Grouped by gender and age, Kids Camp campers enjoy a fun-filled, action-packed day beginning with our rousing morning assembly where they are not only allowed, but encouraged to be noisy and active. Campers cheer, sing, and root for their counselors and huddle-mates in goofy challenges and skits as they compete for the coveted spirit stick.  From there, a wide range of activities await including everything from archery and GaGa to candle- making, to swimming and canoeing, to playing traditional sports like soccer and whiffle ball. Even rainy days are packed with fun as our 18,000 square-foot educational building provides plenty of indoor space for both active and quiet play.

Teen Camp

Ages 12-13

We recognizes that as they get older, teens crave independence while needing a structured, safe environment. Our daily schedule gives teens the opportunity to explore activities that interest them while growing their skills in specific areas. Our counselors focus on fostering responsibility, confidence, and leadership skills among campers.  Better still, every session offers our oldest campers the opportunity to participate in a day trip or special event designed especially for them.  Past excursions have included a day of rafting on the Delaware, a day hike in Bushkill Falls, or a night under the stars right here at camp.

CIT Program

Ages 14-15

The first step in our rigorous staff development program, the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program at Camp Huguenot is a challenging and rewarding introduction to the world of camp counseling. Combining formal leadership training, service learning opportunities, and daily practical experience working with small groups of children, CITs acquire skills to make them more responsible, creative, and mature. This position requires a mandatory day of training and a minimum two week commitment.

Teens interested in the CIT program must complete an application, an interview, and provide one letter of reference. For more information download an application, please
click here.

Extended Care

Extended care is available on site at camp from 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM.  The fee for extended care is $50/week.

Dates, Rates & Weekly Themes

Camp Huguenot Day Camp runs in one week sessions for eight weeks. Campers can come for a single week, the whole summer or anything in between. Feel free to pick and choose the number of weeks and the dates which work best for you.

1July 1-5Barnyard Bash
2July 8-12Chillin' Like A Villian
3July 15-19Medieval Madness
4July 22-26Color Wars
5July 29-Aug 2Rescue Week
6August 5-9Pirates A'Plenty
7August 12-16Camp Huguenot's Got Talent
8August 19-23So long to Summer
Tier1 Week Sessions
Tier 1$250
Tier 2$220
Tier 3$200

Please note: Families residing in the town of Deer Park may be eligible for a special reduced rate. Please call our office at 845-858-2200 for details.