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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Extended care is available on site at camp from 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM. The fee for extended care is $50/week.
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.
|1||July 1-5||Barnyard Bash|
|2||July 8-12||Chillin' Like A Villian|
|3||July 15-19||Medieval Madness|
|4||July 22-26||Color Wars|
|5||July 29-Aug 2||Rescue Week|
|6||August 5-9||Pirates A'Plenty|
|7||August 12-16||Camp Huguenot's Got Talent|
|8||August 19-23||So long to Summer|
|Tier||1 Week Sessions|
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.