FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I use my mobile at camp?
Nope! Our camp is an electronic free zone. Campers are asked not to bring any electronic devices including: mobiles, laptops, i Pads, cameras or music players. We have everything you need here at camp.
What are the sleeping and bathroom facilitates like?
Campers sleep in cabins which fit up to twelve campers each. Three counselors sleep in each cabin and there is a small divide between the camper and counselor section. Campers are supervised by counselors during rest and sleeping hours. We provide showers with hot water and regular bathroom facilities.
Can I visit or call my child at camp?
Visits or calls from parents can be very disruptive to the flow of programs and can encourage homesickness for all campers. For these reasons, parents/guardians cannot visit or call their child while they are at camp. Parents can call to speak to the Camp Director or camp counselors. Exceptions are made in emergencies, of course.
How can I keep in touch with my child?
We encourage you to write to your child during their stay. We will also encourage your child to write to you. If we have any concerns about your daughter's health or well-being, the Camp Director will contact you directly. It is helpful to pack stamps, envelopes and writing materials in your child's luggage.
Tip: Write a letter to your daughter and send it the day before drop-off, so she can open it on her first official camp day.
What if there is an emergency at home?
If there is an emergency at home, you can get in touch with your child by calling Holiday House at 631 427 7630.
What kind of medical care is provided at camp?
A Registered Nurse is on staff and available 24 hours, 7 days per week to take care of medical situations as they arise. Overnight EMT's are on site to provide coverage, however our Nurse is always on-call. Several of our staff including, counselors, kitchen team, assistant director and camp director are trained in First Aid and CPR.
Should an emergency occur, we have a safety plan in place and emergency services will be contact immediately, shortly followed by a call to the campers parent/guardian.
Is camp safe for my child?
Yes! Safety is our top priority. We work closely with the Department of Health and are accredited by the American Camp Association. We undergo yearly inspections to ensure we are adhering to and complying by Suffolk County and New York State children's camp regulations. Prior to the camp season, we meet with a Community Relations Officer from Suffolk County Police Department who overlooks our camp safety and emergency procedures.
The Camp Director and Assistant Director live on site and complete nightly (12am) checks of all the cabins. All staff are trained to protect the safety and well being of campers and to handle emergency situations. Our staff are thoroughly background checked by Holiday House. International staff are hired through authorized and reputable
What about my Child's medications?
We need written orders for prescription medication and it should arrive in it's original container along with the child's name, type of medication, dosage, Dr's name and instructions for use. Medications will be given to the camp nurse and stored in a locked cabinet, in the health office, during your child's stay.