Camp News

Upcoming Annual Events

As the camp season comes to a close, annual events hosted by Camp Paquatuck begin. The ultimate goal of these activities is to cut down on costs for campers. There are many events to look forward to before the start of the camp season of 2020.

 

Bradstock:

Entering its 26th year, Bradstock is much like the famous festival Woodstock from 1969. Bradstock is a two day festival full of food and music held from August 31st to September 1st at Camp Paquatuck. Special camping ground accommodations can be made. The festival donates a generous proceed to the camp. More information and the list of acts can be found at bradstock.org

 

Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival:

Yes, you read that correctly. Celebrating 50 years, the Fuoco family and the Patchogue Rotary Club are back with another golf tournament on September 19th. Each hole features a different Italian food specialty, followed by a dinner buffet and bar. 100% of all proceeds go to Camp Paquatuck. More details can be found at fuoco.golf

 

Oktoberfest:

The festival is exactly what it sounds like. Modeled after the German festival of the same name that includes music, dancing, and beer. 100% of all funds raised are given to the camp. This year hosted September 27-29. For additional information, visit www.facebook.com/events/camp-pa-qua-tuck/camp-pa-qua-tuck-oktoberfest

 

Spooky Walk:

Founded by the Paquatuck Squaws and now celebrating 31 years of scares, Spooky Walk returns with one of the longest haunted walks on Long Island. Hosted at Camp Paquatuck on October 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. For more information and to volunteer, visit spookywalk.com

 

Inlet Ride:

Spanning 28 miles from Cupsogue Beach to Shinecock Inlet and back, the ride is from 8am to 1pm in May 2020. For additional information, visit inletride.com

 

The board of directors of Camp Pa Qua Tuck announce our new executive director Alyssa Pecorino

Alyssa Pecorino,
Originally hailing from the west end of Long Island, Alyssa has spent the last 20 years in the camping industry in almost every conceivable position in addition to being a camper at various camps in NY and CT. She has an undergraduate degree in American Studies from the University of Mary Washington, a masters in special education from Hofstra University and a masters in Camp Administration and Leadership from Touro University. She has worked at various special education schools as a teacher and as an administrator. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor at various colleges and universities and has spoken at numerous conferences on special education. She brings a love of all things camp, including a camp dog, Spencer! Most recently she accepted the National Elenor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence at the National American Camping Association conference. Alyssa can’t wait to dive into the magic of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck and continue to enhance the wonders this amazing place brings to children and adults of all ages.

 

Camp Pool Update

Let's Pool Together!

Dear Friends:

Summer may seem far away, but here at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck we are already planning for the 2019 camp season and working to make sure it’s the best year yet. That’s why we would like to tell you about the Camp’s newest project – a new swimming pool for the kids.

The Camp’s pool, which is more than 30 years old, has a crack and needs to be replaced. The cost of replacing the pool is $250,000, and we have already begun our fundraising efforts. A long-time supporter of the Camp has generously provided a matching grant of up to $125,000 for this project. This means that every dollar donated for the pool will be matched up to $125,000, helping us reach our goal of $250,000 in half the time!

We hope you will help us capitalize on this incredible opportunity by spreading the word about Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck and the campaign for a new pool. Now, we need friends like you to copy, paste, and SHARE with your contacts, friends, and followers.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s campaign for a new swimming pool is in full swing! To date we have raised $9,750. With the generous match, we have $19,500 toward our goal of $250,000. We have a long way to go to reach our goal of installing a new pool and splash pad.

Please help us build a new pool for the kids. Make a contribution today – your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. Simply click the link below.

Let’s Pool Together Donation

And tell all your friends. Together we can make this a reality!

 

Retirement of camp director Bridge Reilly Costello

Camp PaQuaTuck
Moriches Rotary Health Camp
Parents February 5, 2019

Recently, personal demands have increased and are creating more demands on my “non-professional” hours. As a result, I may not be able to give full attention to the camp as I have for the last decade. And I do not want to short change the camp. And so, it is with reluctance but contentment that I tender my resignation as the Executive Director.
Camp Pa Qua Tuck has grown so rapidly in the last decade. I feel as though we hit the ground running and haven’t stopped. We have identified these challenges as a group, and we always tried to meet them head on. The future promises additional growth and that is so exciting! I have thoroughly enjoyed my part in meeting many of those challenges. I hope to remain a friend and supporter of the camp for as far as I can see into the future! The young people and the hundreds of staff that I have recruited, and worked with have added immense meaning to my life, along with the hundreds of volunteers who I have been fortunate enough to meet and work with. And meeting parents whose struggle is very real, well, the entire experience has been very humbling.
The campers…ah the campers! Such a joy to have these children and young adults in my midst every day. How lucky was I to have experienced the truest form of love and admiration in the arms of a non- verbal child who just wrapped their arms around me with a smile! They kept me grounded and mindful of why I was here. I just hope that they feel that having me in their life was as positive as I felt their presence in mine.
Thank you for trusting me with your children, your most precious assets, and I hope that you continue to trust Camp Pa qua Tuck as a “Safe Haven” for campers!

Yours in Camping,

Bridget Reilly Costello

 

Let’s Pool Together!

And Build a New Pool for the Kids This Summer!

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a summer sleep-away camp where children with physical and developmental disabilities can build self-esteem and experience social and personal growth.

In order to make this summer experience an incredible one, we are working to raise $250,000 to construct a new swimming pool.

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2018 Inlet Ride on Dune Road

On May 12 the Moriches Pa-Qua-Tuck Squaws will hold the annual Inlet Ride to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Pedal from the Moriches Inlet, Cupsogue Beach to Shinnecock Inlet and back. 28 miles round trip.

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Moriches Pa-Qua-Tuck Squaws Donation

On December 14, 2017 the Moriches Pa-Qua-Tuck Squaws presented a check to the Camp for $200,000.00! The Squaws raise funds for the Camp each and every year, and this year’s donation was unprecedented. The Squaws are an absolutely amazing group of women.

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Beatles Tribute Fundraiser

Beatles Tribute Fundraiser at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck! Beatles cover band playing all of your favorites from the greatest band.

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Oktoberfest 2018

Join Moriches Rotary for our annual Oktoberfest celebration!

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2018 Spooky Walk Dates

Spooky Walk Dates for 2018 are October 19, 20, 26 and 27. Please save the dates and join us at the Camp for great Halloween Fun.

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