Below are some of the more common questions we get about Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Please contact us if you have a more specific question.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck open?
Yes, we are open for limited programming. We are not open to the public at this time. This is a fluid situation that is changing depending on the virus and mandates from the Department of Health.
Weekend Respite Camp is anticipated to open again in Spring 2021 when we can be outside again. It will be a full day program from 9am until 7pm.
Summer 2021 we are opening our day camp program. You can find more information on this here on our website under summer programs.
We offer free virtual programs on select Saturdays and Wednesday evenings. If you like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll get the latest information there.
If you are interested in renting the camp, please call the office for the most up to date information and latest mandates from the state of New York.
Is there a risk of being exposed to COVID-19 while at camp?
The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease. By visiting Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
What safe practices are you following?
We are following all guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, and American Camp Association. To see our full guideline and procedures, please contact us and we will be happy to send it to you. This is also outlined in our camper handbook.
Do you have any virtual opportunities to keep your campers engaged?
Yes, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the latest schedules. We are current running programming on select Wednesday evenings at 7pm and throughout the day on select Saturdays (9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm).
This programming will run until we are able to provide in person services. Please feel free to contact us and give us your email for the most up to date information.
Are you accepting new campers?
Yes, we are accepting new campers aged 6-50 with any kind of disability.
All new campers and their family are invited to an interview and open house either through zoom or at the camp so we have an opportunity to meet and get to know each other.
To set up an interview, please email or call us at 631-878-1070.
How much does camp cost?
For 2021 weekend respite camp (day) is $195.
For 2021 summer day camp is $185 per day with a discount every 5th day.
Are you currently hiring?
Yes, we are always looking for counselors for our weekend respite and/or summer camp program along with other positions such as lifeguards, nurses, maintenance and others.
Please check out our employment page to see more information about working at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.
How many campers do you accept per session?
We accept up to 50 campers each session during the summer. This is based on first come, first served.
Weekend Respite Camp accepts up to 15 campers.
Can my child come just for the day?
Yes, we do accept campers just for the day or overnight (when we open that program again).
Do you provide transportation?
No, we do not provide transportation.
Is there a nurse on duty?
Yes, we have various nurses who work with the program so there is always a nurse on duty when the program is in operation.
What is the ratio of campers to counselors?
The ratio is generally 2:1 (two campers assigned to a counselor).
All new campers and their parent or guardian will meet with the camp intake team to determine if staffing needs are adequate for the 2:1 ratio or requires an adjustment.
What are some of the daily activities?
Our activities include swimming, hiking, boating, arts and crafts, music, sports, dances, BBQ’s, talent shows, campfires and much more!
Do you provide scholarships?
We offer scholarships based on individual need after a review of the family’s finances.
Where do your counselors come from?
Pre-COVID most of our counselors came from overseas through programs such as Camp America, Camp Leaders and CampUSA. Now our counselors are primarily college students studying a wide range of subjects such as psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work and special education.
Do you perform background checks?
Yes, we perform background checks on all our employees.
Can I bring certain foods for my child?
Yes, if your child eats certain foods not on our menu, you can bring them. If your child is on a special diet, you may also speak with our nurse.
Do you rent out the camp?
Yes, we have various areas of the camp available for rentals. Please call us if you are interested in renting out the camp at 631-878-1070.
How can I help support Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck?
The camp runs on donations and community service from individuals like you!
You can attend one of our many fundraising events (see our events page and Facebook).
You can also spread the word about our programming and help us raise awareness of what Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is all about.
It’s because of people like you that we are able to make this a camp for everyone and keep our program running since 1946!