Next month we’ll be starting the 2013 camp season!!! Hooray! So you may be wondering, “What will I need to send my child to camp with?” Have no worries – here’s a quick rundown on what you need to know!
For parents of our Stepping Stones Campers (Nursery through those entering Kindergarten), your child should bring a shoebox labeled with his/her name and their group name to our Parent/Camper Orientation on June 22nd. The shoebox should contain a complete change of clothing including shorts, shirt, socks, underwear, sweatshirt, swim socks/shoes and sunscreen. This box, with its contents, will be kept here at camp.
If you think your little one is too little for North Shore Day Camp, think again! Our Stepping Stones Program is specifically tailored for our campers’ aged 2 ½ to 5 yrs old. While you may think it’s too early to be packing your child off for the day, you may not be aware of the many benefits that our Stepping Stones Summer Program offers:
This past Sunday was a spectacular day! The sun was shining, the breeze was just enough to sway the leaves on the trees back and forth, flowers were blooming and our campus was spilling over with smiling children everywhere. It’s days like this that make all of us wish the year could go by just a little bit faster to get us closer to the summer!
The TLC Foundation for Children (supported by North Shore Day Camp, along with our sister camps Timber Lake Camp, Timber Lake West, Tyler Hill Camp, Hampton Country Day Camp, Southampton Racquet Club & Camp, North Shore Day School, its full-time employees and the Jacobs Family) is dedicated to promoting the health, education, welfare and betterment of children throughout the world.
We dug deep into the archives this week, as we wanted to share with you a little bit about our camp’s history and how this very special place has been filled with the fun, laughter and learning for the past several decades.
The main mansion here at camp was built in the late 1800’s by the Bushby Family. In 1898, the main house was given as a wedding gift by Mr. & Mrs. Bushby to their eldest daughter, Gertrude Bushby, who married Thomas Leeming (Interestingly enough, Mr. Leeming was the founder of the company which introduced BENGAY to the world!)
For many of us in the camp community, the Tri-State Camp Conference is the big event that signals that camp is right around the corner. It’s an opportunity to meet and share information and trends that we are seeing for the upcoming summer and always encourages each of us as camp professionals to learn together and broaden our skills.
The conference had over 150 educational sessions with something for everyone: owners, directors, head counselors, program heads, support staff, volunteers, board members, as well as teachers, after-school programmers and other youth development professionals.
At North Shore Day Camp, our campers have a blast in our Wonderworks club activity – Wonderworks means experiments, artistic creations and, oh, so much fun! We love making Gak in camp, so we figured why not have you try it at home? Here’s our Gak recipe, so now you can create some of the fun of North Shore Day Camp right in your very own home!
Favorite TV series: Friends
Favorite Place to Travel: I have traveled to Ireland and several states within the US. It is my goal to travel to Italy one day to explore the ruins and meet some of my family there.
Favorite quote: “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
My name is Julia and I live in Merrick, Long Island. I am a Sophomore in high school and I have an adorable dog named Oisin. I love music, movies and playing soccer (I currently play on a U19 travel team!)
North Shore Day Camp siblings Rebecca (10 yrs) and Zachary (6 yrs) are from Roslyn Heights. They have a puppy named Coco, 2 parakeets named Sweetie and Cutie and 2 fish named Finn Ryder and Fishy. Rebecca and Zachary love spending time with their family at the beach and at the pool. They enjoy fishing, bicycle riding and walking their dog. They can’t wait to go back to Camp this summer and we can’t wait to see them! Continue reading
1) Where are you from?
I live with my mom and dad and I’m from Oyster Bay, New York. My dog’s name is Oscar and he is a “hot dog” dog!
2) What do you like to do?
I like karate – I’m an Orange Belt. I also like skiing, arts and crafts and playing with friends.