Our desire is to offer a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our camp program. The camp provides excitement through varied activities, friendships, and experiences. The camp is well monitored for your peace of mind. We look forward to enhancing your child’s summer in many ways. We hope to encourage your child to participate in activities through which they can develop new skills and improve their abilities. It is hoped that our camping activities will nurture self-reliance and self-confidence. We welcome your encouragement. The desire is for your children to have fun while participating in the camp program.
The staff will encourage participation and effort by your children to foster their enthusiasm. The varied personalities on staff will offer opportunities for using their experience, expertise, and training to create new options for your child and the camp. Staff participation includes pre-camp orientation and staff review and training to provide safety, security, fun and a sense of identity.
Our beautiful site at Silver Gull includes the beach, pool facilities including a kiddie pool at the camp and sports facilities. Our facilities provide a safe and fun experience for your children
Some of our activities may include:
A variety of individual and team sports including: Soccer, Kickball, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Newcomb, Track and Field, Wiffleball, Football and Tennis.
Varied activities including games at the pool.
Diverse activities on the beach exploring nature, athletics, varied water activities, and finding the perfect shells.
ARTS AND CRAFTS:
Drawing, painting, and other creative projects.
PLAYGROUND AND GAMES:
Fun time and creativity for our younger children.
Individual and team activities with opportunities for instruction.
Drama and skits to include talent shows and special performances for our STARS of tomorrow.
DANCE AND MUSIC:
Options for different ages including singing, dancing, and stage presence.
PHYSICAL FITNESS & EXERCISE:
Exercise through sports and playtime.
STORIES & SPECIAL TIMES:
Games and activities for campers, especially for our younger children.
SPECIAL EVENTS TO INCLUDE:
Olympics and Color War
Aqua shows, swimming races.
Scavenger and treasure hunts
Disco and dance contests
SPECIAL THEME DAYS TO INCLUDE:
Discovering nature and our environment
Movies and Television
Mystery and Guess Who
Fun and Games
Water, Water, Everywhere
Camp registration: Campers must be between the ages of 3 and 15. Children must have reached the required age of 3 yrs old by July 5th, 2017. To register your child, please go to our website, www.nysilvergull.com All registrations are done online and submitted electronically. An original birth certificate is required for all 3 yr olds and must be presented on the first day of camp.
Day Camp will begin on Wednesday, July 2nd . The day camp season is 8 weeks and the last day of camp is Friday August 24th. The camp schedule is Monday through Friday 12:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
All three, four, and five year old campers will line up and be picked up in the Day Camp Area. With the day camp kiddie pool, three, four, and five year old campers will remain in the camp area for the day. Line up for six through twelve year old campers will take place at the tennis court walkway.
Sneakers and Silver Gull Day Camp tee shirts must be worn by all campers. Any child not properly attired, will be returned to their parents. Shirts will be available for purchase at the main office.
Children should be wearing their bathing suit and dressed in comfortable clothing for the session. Children’s attire should be labeled.
Parents or guardians must remain at the club during camp hours.
Camp attendance will be taken in each group at the beginning of the day. Children must be present at the beginning of each daily session in order to participate during that session. We find that children who attend camp on a regular basis get more out of our program.
Many parents ask about our tipping suggestions. Twenty five dollars per week per child is recommended.
Only Club members are permitted to participate in camp.