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Moriches Rotary Club Kicks Off Easter At Annual Egg Hunt

The Rotary Club of the Moriches held its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck on April 6 to celebrate the holiday with families in the Moriches community. | Read More

 
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Over 100 Guests Attend The Moriches Paquatuck Squaws’ Spring Fling Joy Prom

The Moriches Paquatuck Squaws hosted their first Spring Fling Joy Prom on March 28 at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s newly renovated dining hall to raise money for the camp’s upcoming programs and to get the community together for a fun-filled night. Approximately 130 people were in attendance, with $1,000 raised at the event. | Read More

 
 

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Offers Spring Respite Weekends

Once again, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will be offering its spring respite weekends for children and young adults with special needs. Registration is still ongoing for these sessions. | Read More

The respite weekends are being offered on the below dates:

• May 9 to May 11
• May 23 to May 25

 

Summer Session Dates for 2014 Are Set

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck has released the dates for its annual summer sessions that run from June to August. The camp is offering nine separate five-day sessions that offer
activities for special-needs children and young adults. | Read More

• June 22-June 27 — Alumni Week, 18 year-olds and older
• June 29-July 4 — 6-14 year-olds
• July 6-July 11 — 15-21 year-olds plus alumni
• July 13-July 18 — 6-14 year-olds
• July 27-August 1 — 15-21 year-olds plus 18 and older
• August 3-August 8 — 6-14 year-olds
• August 10-August 15 — 15-21 year-olds plus alumni
• August 17-August 22 — 6-14 year-olds
• August 24-August 29 — 15-21 year-olds


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Executive Director’s Report

I believe that we have seen the last of the snow … at least for this season! The camp really took a battering and, even more importantly, our itinerary of pre-camp tasks has been delayed and postponed due to the “Ice Age” that we all experienced this past winter. The good news is that we have worked diligently and are on track for opening in June. And, if it is any consolation, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts that we are going to have extreme heat and humidity, beginning in June!

We are resilient, however, and we have an excellent, but small, group of staff who wear all kinds of hats, and perform all kinds of feats, in order to make this summer experience work for everyone. Pre-season is a very important time for camp preparation, including attending resource fairs, completing repairs and renovations on our buildings, staff recruitment, scheduling entertainment for the summer weeks, booking Rotary BBQs and preparing our intensive “Training Boot Camp Week,” which staff go through prior to the arrival of the children.

The children who attend, the parents who trust us, the staff who travel 6,000 miles away from their comfort zone of family and friends, and our own local youth who work part-time during the summer — all of this must come together, despite whatever Mother Nature threw our way during the winter.

Here’s to a great summer season!

Bridget Costello
Executive Director

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Center Moriches, NY 11934-1708
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