FAQs

What time does registration begin on Friday?

Registration will run from 3:00-8:00pm. If you need to arrive late, a staff member will be at the gate until 9:00pm. Very late registrations will need to call upon arrival and will be welcomed into camp and shown to the cabins. Camp will close at 3:00pm on departure day (1:30pm on Labor Day Monday). Late arrivals please call (973) 575 3333 ext 131.

What happens when we arrive at camp?

First, welcome to camp! We are so excited you are here with us! When you arrive, our wonderful staff will be greet you at our registration table. You will be greeted with a welcome packet which will include meal times, activities, and a map.

Do I need to bring linens?

All linens (sheets, pillow, pillow cases, and blanket) are provided and all beds are made before arrival. Towels for bathing and swimming are not provided and should be brought with you for the weekend.

What should I pack?

Click here to view our suggested packing list.

What is the cancellation policy?

Refunds are made if the camp receives written confirmation no later than 5:00pm on the Monday before your arrival. Please call to verify that your cancellation is received.

Who should I speak to if I have any dietary restrictions?

Please let us know if you have any special dietary restrictions due to allergies, etc. Some food at family camp may contain peanuts. All food is kosher. We have a Gluten free meal option available on request for all weekends.

Do you provide a babysitting service?

We do not provide a babysitting service. You may bring a babysitter to camp with you at no additional charge to watch children under the age of 4. Please make sure to register your babysitter formally by calling us directly. We do not have separate bunking for babysitters.

What is the weekend schedule?

Click here to view our sample schedule.

How does the day camp program work?

Day camp is provided for campers Kindergarten – 9th grade from 9:15-12:30pm Saturday and Sunday (and Labor Day Monday). The program is run by the Nah-Jee-Wah and Cedar Lake Camp staff. Children meet at the tire playground and return to the dining room on Saturday at 12:30pm and at the picnic area by the pool on Sunday at 12:30pm. Children who attend the 3-5 year old age group are picked up at 12:15pm from the gazebo at the front of the camp. All campers who attend day camp must be toilet trained. Further details are provided upon arrival.

 

How do meals work in the dining hall?

All meals, except Friday night dinner, are served buffet style. The menu always includes a vegetarian selection. Additionally, each meal features an extensive salad and pasta bar. Peanut butter and jelly are also always available. 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. Call and ask about special gluten free options.

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.

Is a Massage Therapist available all weekends?

On some weekends, massages are offered in private rooms and are performed by professional massage therapists from outside of camp. Scheduling an appointment is done prior to the weekend. If a massage therapist will be at camp, an email will be sent out before the weekend to allow families the opportunity to schedule an appointment. Please bring cash or checks to pay the Massage Therapist directly.

Will a doctor be available during the weekend?

If you need medical attention, please let us know so that we may assist you. 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 allowed in camp?

As we encourage a family atmosphere, smoking is not allowed in buildings or around children. If you do choose to smoke, please smoke outside, away from children and clean up your trash, cigarette butts, etc. Fire is a hazard in our wooded site!

Where do we park cars for the weekend?

After you unload your car, please park away from the campsite in the designated parking lots. This way we can insure a safe and care-free environment for all. Please note that the main camp gate is locked from Friday night through Sunday morning. The exterior back road out of camp is always open as an alternative exit.

Are pets allowed in 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. Enjoy the weekend worry free! Leave your valuables at home. New Jersey “Y” 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 phone service and internet at camp?

Many cell phones do get service in camp. Please turn your phone off or put it on vibrate during organized programs. We have limited Wi-Fi available in some area’s of camp.

What is the weather typically like at camp?

Summers in the Poconos are 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?

Yes. If you are taking public transportation to camp, please email us 1 week in advance to make arrangements to be picked up. Our camp drivers will meet you in Milford, PA at the Joey’s Pizza parking lot. Call 973-575-3333 ext 131 or email daniel@njycamps.org.

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