What time can we arrive?
The registration desk will typically operate from 3:00-8:00 PM on the arrival day and will take place at the entrance gate to camp. If you need to arrive later than this, you should notify us ahead of time so that we can coordinate a point person for you to call upon arrival.
What happens when we arrive?
First, welcome to camp! We are so excited you are here with us. When you arrive, our wonderful staff will be ready to greet you at the registration desk and you will receive a packet including a map of camp and full schedule of the weekend. You’ll be able to drive up to your cabin, unload your belongings and then you’ll be directed on where to park your car for the remainder of the weekend. From there, you can start enjoying everything we have to offer!
Do I need to bring linens?
All linens (sheets, pillows, pillow cases, and blankets) can be provided upon request. Please be sure to select this option when registering. Towels for bathing and swimming are not provided and should be brought with you for the weekend.
What should I pack?
Packing the right essentials for the weekend is very important!
What is the cancellation policy?
All payments are fully refundable until April 15, 2024. All cancellations after April 15, 2024 will be automatically rolled over to a future program. All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should I speak to if I have any dietary restrictions?
All food at camp is certified kosher, and we have the ability to cater for a range of special diets including vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free. Please let us know if you have any special dietary restrictions by emailing email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
What does a typical weekend schedule look like?
Please refer to our sample weekend schedule to get a sense of what a Family Camp Weekend involves.
What does the day camp program entail?
Day camp is provided for children aged 3-12 each morning. The program is run by our fantastic team of camp counselors, with each age group led by one of our summer supervisors. Parents will receive specific drop off and pick up information, including location and time. When dropping off, parents will share their contact information with the group leaders in case of an emergency. The morning is broken into activity periods with various elective options available for campers to choose from. Campers are supervised by staff at all times. Activities options will range from archery, ziplining, arts and crafts, boating, music, rocketry, nature, jet ski, and more, with appropriate choices for each age group.
How are meals structured?
All meals, except Friday night dinner, are served buffet style, with a time window to offer some flexibility for when you want to eat. The menu always includes a vegetarian selection. Additionally, each meal features an extensive salad and pasta bar. All food is prepared in accordance with kosher dietary laws. To comply with our kosher requirements, we request that you do not bring any food into the dining hall that isn’t kosher.
How do bunk assignments work?
Each family is assigned its own cabin with private bathroom, hot and cold running water, and electricity. Bunking requests are honored to the best of our ability. We do recognize family needs and will try our best to bunk friends near each other. Due to increasing demand, we cannot guarantee specific cabins and bunking is assigned on a first-come first-assigned basis.
What medical provisions are available during the weekend?
Depending on the weekend, we may have a camp nurse on site who will be able to assist with certain medical matters. An urgent care facility is available 10 minutes away in Milford, PA, and the closest hospital is 15 minutes away in Port Jervis, NY.
Milford Urgent Care – 111 E. Catherine Street, Milford, PA. 570-409-9700
Bon Secours Community Hospital – 160 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY. 855-858-7000
Is smoking permitted at camp?
Smoking is not permitted in any buildings or around children. If you do choose to smoke, we ask that you do so outside, and away from children, making sure to dispose of any cigarette butts.
Where do we park our cars for the weekend?
After you unload your belongings, we will direct you on where to park your car in one of our designated parking lots. Please note that the main camp gate is locked from Friday night through Sunday morning. The back road out of camp is always open as an alternative exit.
Are pets allowed at camp?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in camp. Please leave your dogs, cats, and all other pets safely at home.
Do the cabin doors lock?
Our cabins do not have locks. We want you to enjoy the weekend worry free! Please leave your valuables at home. NJY Camps cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. If you must bring valuables, we suggest storing them in your locked car.
Is there cell service and internet at camp?
Yes. Many cell carriers can receive service at camp, although it can be spotty in places. We also have Wi-Fi available in a number of central buildings and locations in camp.
What is the weather like at camp?
That’s a great question! Summer in the Poconos is typically sunny and warm! However, the country weather can sometimes be cool, wet, or uncertain. We have great activities planned no matter what the skies throw our way. Prepare for rain and cool weather and don’t let anything stop you from having an incredible weekend!
Can we take public transportation to camp?
Certainly. If you are taking public transportation to camp, please email us one week in advance to make arrangements to be picked up. Our camp drivers will meet you in Milford, PA at the Action Bikes parking lot. Call 973-575-3333 ext 131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.