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Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Presents Bradstock XX

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will be presenting Bradstock XX, a two-day festival featuring live music and poetry that will be taking place on Saturday, August 31 from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Read More


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Moriches Rotary Club Hosts Oktoberfest

The Rotary Club of the Moriches is hosting its annual Oktoberfest on September 27-29 at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. The times for Oktoberfest are as follows: September 27, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; September 28, noon to 11 p.m.; and September 29, noon to 9 p.m. | Read More

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Winner of Big Duck Race Donates Portion of Prize Money to Camp’s Scholarship Fund

Kim Stevens of Eastport was presented with a check for $2,650 for winning the Big Duck Race that took place at the 45th Annual Duck Race & Duck BBQ on July 13 at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. | Read More


Nominate Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck for Long Island Press’ “Best of LI 2014”!Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Be sure to nominate Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck for Long Island Press’ “Best of LI 2014”! Click here and type in Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Center Moriches under Not For Profit, then click here and nominate Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck for Best Camp and SpookyWalk at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck for Best Haunted House.

Nominations are currently being accepted until August 31.

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Executive Director's Report

It seems like just yesterday that we were preparing for the opening of the 2013 summer season; now we are in the home stretch. We have had a lot of new campers this year and that means that more and more families have put their faith and trust in Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. This is welcome news as this is an important part of what we try to accomplish throughout the rest of the year.

We have made an effort to attend SEPTA meetings, if we are invited, and we are reaching out to see if we can attend more school resource fairs. We know that it is important to parents of special-needs children to meet us face-to-face. We have found that a personal meeting makes the difference between a child signing up and not signing up.

When we meet prospective campers and their families face-to-face, we are able to start building a rapport with them and we start to engender feelings of trust in them toward our camp.

We, the camp staff, must be trusted to provide the safest possible environment for the children. Furthermore, we want the campers’ families to be open and honest with us and not withhold vital information that we need for the best delivery of care to the campers. They should never feel embarrassed to share information about certain behaviors their child has demonstrated. Here at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, we are not afraid of many of the things that families feel uneasy about!

We can handle and have handled a wide variety of challenges that our campers are presented with. Our staff undergoes intense training; most have some career path planned in the field of Special Education. Ultimately, we are up for the challenges that this job brings. Just so you know, it brings us much joy and amazement and lifelong friends as well! And we hope it colors a child’s world with those same things while giving the parents and caregivers a chance to relax and focus on one another or the siblings!

Thank you for your support all season!

Yours in camping,

Bridget Costello
Executive Director

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2 Chet Swezey Road
Center Moriches, NY 11934-1708
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