The Director is a New York State Certified Teacher and Coach with 30 years of camp experience. In addition many of our camp counselors are also certified teachers. Each one of our directors goes through a thorough federal and state background check.
We are conveniently located in Hicksville at Old Country Road Elementary School (49 Rhodes Lane). The school has large air-conditioned classrooms as well as a gymnasium and a cafeteria that will both be utilized for activities. Outside, we have access to over 15 acres of fields which will be utilized for field Day, Camp carnival and various other events. The outdoor area has playgrounds, swings with shade and a full basketball court. last but not least, this site allows us to be minutes from Cantiague Park, which we visit all summer long to swim and play.
Absolutely! Each camper is covered through our medical and liability insurance.
Yes. The licensing agency is the Nassau County Department of Health, which visits us several times during the summer to ensure that we are in compliance with all state codes. We are also inspected by the American Camping Association and the Nassau County Child Care Council.
The majority of our staff is made up of College students and certified teachers. All of our counselors are people who are either known to us as former campers, or individuals who have been recommended and have impeccable credentials. We believe our staff is the finest in the business. Each counselor is checked through the state data based system as well as our camp administrators checking references.
The campers are transported by buses or parents can drop off at camp as early as 7 am. While many camps lease buses and have the counselors drive them, Young People’s Day Camp of Long Island believes that it is much safer to leave the driving to the professionals. We use Guardian Bus co. one of the most reliable and respected bus companies in New York. Parents also have the option to drop off and pick up themselves. Drop off can be as early as 7:00 a.m and pick up as late as 5:45 p.m. All included in our prices. Bus service is an additional fee.
Young People’s of Long Island does offer a lunch program for a nominal fee. Lunch Menus will be mailed home to our families before the camp season begins as well as each Friday during the camp season along with a newsletter. Campers who do not participate in our lunch program are required to bring a sensible lunch and drink on a daily bases. Lunch is kept fresh in our on-site kitchen. We do have “emergency peanut free lunches” and a “canteen” which is available at snack time for a small cost. Please know that no camper will ever go without lunch.
Upon registration, a deposit is required. The balance is broken up into a series of payments to make payments as comfortable as possible. There are no registration fees or service charges (except for a returned check fee of $10).
No problem! Call or Text Camp Director Brendan McCaffrey at (516)650-1856 or email @email@example.com. You can also call the main office at 1-800-933-YPDC. Someone will always be available. For all transportation questions call our bus company Guardian at (516)723-3287 Dial 0
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