Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Get Ready for the Million Dollar Duck Race!

For the second year in a row, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will host the Million Dollar Duck Race on July 13. The cost is $10.00 to sponsor a million dollar duck. The $1 million prize will be awarded if the first- and 10th-place ducks are one of the pre-selected ducks. Seven thousand small ducks will race in this event.

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Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Hosts First-Ever Special Needs Resource Fair

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck hosted its first-ever Special Needs Resource Fair in the new dining hall on April 19. There were approximately 20 vendors providing various services for children with special needs.

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Enrollment for 2013 Season Open

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck has announced that enrollment for the 2013 summer season is still open. There will be ten sessions that run for six days each.

“We are looking forward to having new campers attend the camp this season,” said Camp Director Bridget Costello. “These children will definitely enjoy themselves with all the fun-filled activities that the camp has to offer. It will be a summer that they will remember forever.” | Read More

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Executive Director's Report

Greetings from Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck!

We are in good shape at camp at this point in our preseason! We have just had the Timberland Store staff from two locations, Deer Park and Riverhead, out to the camp to help us! This came on the coattails of last month’s combined visit from the Port Jeff and Rocky Point Rotary Clubs for their Annual Spring Cleanup Day at the camp! We also had the Honors Club from Stony Brook University come out to the camp and get down and dirty spreading topsoil, mulching new areas created by the construction, and adding a fresh layer of sand to our playground.

These Timberland employees have helped us in the past and we are very grateful for their continued support in the form of volunteerism. Just as Rotary has a network where news can be communicated from club to club, so does the world of retail. As I spoke to the manager of the Timberland store, he informed me that his employees always love coming to the camp, as it fosters real teamwork in a non-competitive atmosphere, and the relationships among those employees have improved at their workplaces! Win-win!

If any of you movie buffs out there remember the movie “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner, then you will remember the line that really resonated with me: “If you build it, they will come!” Well, I have adopted that motto in my everyday dealings with our volunteers. I always try to provide beverages and light food for the folks who volunteer here. I know that this can be a bit costly for the camp, but I feel that “If I feed them, they will come!” In the larger scheme of things, it seems a small price to pay for the work that people from all walks of life continue to give freely to the camp!

In recognizing the importance of volunteerism, and the huge impact that these individuals and groups have on our past, our present and our future, we thank you and salute you for your time and energy!

With gratitude,

Bridget Costello
Camp Director

  Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
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2 Chet Swezey Road
Center Moriches, NY 11934-1708
(631) 878-1070
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