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2022 Camp Guide

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When it comes to finding first-rate camps and summer programs of all types, the Hudson Valley’s top options will have you wishing you could be a kid again!

GirlSummer at Emma Willard School

GirlSummer at Emma Willard School

285 Pawling Ave
Troy
girlsummer@emmawillard.org
www.emmawillard.org/girlsummer 

GirlSummer is Emma Willard School’s signature summer program, offering girls entering 2nd to 9th grades an enriching, personalized, and fun one-week experience. With three sessions between June 27 and July 15, your child will find the perfect time to explore, play, and learn on our vibrant campus in Troy, NY. Participants choose from three levels of Explorer electives to match their interests. The Writer’s Retreat program can be combined with Explorer electives for a uniquely tailored summer experience. Try something new and enjoy the expansive spirit of GirlSummer!

Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA

2000 Frost Valley Rd
Claryville
845.985.2291
info@frostvalley.org
www.frostvalley.org 

Frost Valley YMCA offers several overnight programs for children and teens, including adventure trips, horse camps, adventure survival camp, farm camp, and traditional overnight camp (available in two-week sessions). Just 2.5 hours from New York City in the breathtaking Catskill Mountains. Come for an open house or schedule a private tour. We can’t wait to see you here in the Valley!

High Meadow Summer Camp

3643 Main St
Stone Ridge
845.687.4855
www.highmeadowschool.org 

High Meadow Summer Camp runs Mondays through Fridays for seven weeks starting June 27 and ending August 12. HMSC offers fun, enriching, and exciting programs for campers entering nursery through eighth grade and is open to the public. For more information or to schedule a private tour, visit highmeadowschool.org.

Hillcroft Day Camp

Hillcroft Day Camp

Lagrangeville
845.223.5826
www.camphillcroft.com

A camp is where children can learn new skills, make new friends, experiment with ideas, and grow in self-esteem. Camp Hillcroft, under the guidance of our mature and supportive staff, helps children achieve these goals. Since 1950, Hillcroft has been a caring and nurturing family-run camp where children “learn by doing.” Children have the opportunity to experience a full range of enrichment activities: creative arts, swimming, outdoor adventure, theater, dance, farming, and a full sports program. Camp Hillcroft is located on 165 acres, serving children pre-K through 9th grade in Dutchess County. Come see what everyone is talking about. Call to schedule a tour.

Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

New Paltz
845.255.0919
www.mohonkpreserve.org

Mohonk Preserve summer programs provide opportunities for children ages 7 to 13 to spend their summer outside enjoying the natural wonders the Shawangunk Ridge has to offer. Under the careful supervision of our dedicated and professional educators, campers will laugh, play, and learn together; explore interests and abilities; and expand their understanding of themselves, each other and the world to which they belong. For more information, visit www.mohonkpreserve.org/what-we-do/environmental-education/summer-camp

Wild Earth

Wild Earth

2307 Lucas Turnpike
High Falls
845.256.9830
www.wildearth.org

At Wild Earth, all of the senses are engaged, as campers meet local plants and animals, learn wilderness skills, create natural crafts, build deep connections with friends, and become inspired by adult and teen mentors. Guided by patterns we’ve observed in nature, we begin each day by gathering in the woods through songs, expressing gratitude, and finding new ways to play. We form smaller groups and set up camp in the forest by building fire pits and shelters. Our instructors tailor activities to the interests of the campers, fostering curiosity and guiding learning through skillful questions, opportunities for appropriate risk-taking and empowering challenges.


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