PROGRAMS

Our programs are designed to educate, inspire and empower our campers. In addition to our regular curriculum which includes, which you can see below, our Counselors, using their experience and knowledge, lead campers in a variety of skills, such as: languages, martial arts, zumba, baking, traditional dancing, and more. Our program also includes programs such as: science, engineering, mathematics, sports and Girl Power! All of our Counselors have experience in the programs they teach and are certified in the more technical programs. 

Regular Curriculum

 

Arts and Crafts: Teaches traditional arts & crafts. All campers can participate in this activity, where they will create a variety of art including: dream catchers, paintings, clay making, friendship bracelets, sketching and more.

 

Reading & Writing: Includes letter writing, bedtime reading and visits by authors, poets and storytellers.

 

Sports & Recreation: Focuses on teaching game skills and respect for others by encouraging fair play and team spirit. Sports such as swimming, yoga, zumba and dance are also taught. Our facility has a playground, swimming pool and sports court.

 

Science and Environment: Develops a greater awareness and respect for the campers’ surroundings. It encourages girls to protect and preserve their own communities and introduces them to topics including: recycling, wildlife and the environment.

 

Drama & Music: This program inspires campers to be confident and opens their minds to a variety of world music from other cultures.

Swimming: A camp favorite! Our swimming pool is supervised by American Red Cross certified Lifeguards. We also offer swimming lessons with Miss Chloe, a Certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. 

Girl Power: Our Girl power program introduces campers to education and information regarding self-esteem, bullying, social media safety and healthy living.

Guest Programs

 

 

 

Mr. Homer the Magician: providing a truly magical show for our campers.

Volunteers for Wildlife: sharing their knowledge of local wildlife, encouraging campers to become more aware of the wildlife found on Long Island and telling stories about the animals they rescue. They even bring in a variety of animals including, snakes, birds and turtles.

The Garden Club:  our youngest campers (cabins 1 and 2) to learn more about birds.

Bethpage Field Day: centers around teamwork and is a fun-filled morning of sports-based games such as: mini soccer, mini basketball, relay races and water balloon catching.

Bethpage Money Management:  This mathematics program focuses on our older campers (cabins 4 and 5) and uses interactive games to teach campers about managing finances.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery: Experts visit us in our first session to deliver our baby turtles. The turtles stay with us throughout the summer and our campers can learn more about them in our Science Program.

Yoga & Mindfulness: programs encourage campers to relax, zone out and become mindful of themselves, others and the environment. The sessions are delivered by professional Yoga instructors who have experience teaching children.

Special Events

 

Carnival Day: Noted by campers as ‘the best day at camp’, carnival day includes a water slide, ice cream truck, swim-time, DJ, face painting and make-up. Providing the weather is nice, we’ll have a BBQ outside and campers can look forward to the talent show later that evening. The water slide is supervised by

 

 

Halloween, Superhero and Pirate Day: Our themed days include a morning of dressing up, face painting and camp games including: scavenger hunts and trick or treat (within camp). Dressing up is relevant to whichever the theme might be i.e. dressing up as a Pirate on Pirate Day.

 

Campfire: One of the most traditional summer camp experiences, our campfire combines camp songs, s’mores and games.

Scavenger Hunt: A very popular event at camp, our campers work in teams to find different colored rocks which are strategically placed around camp. 

Special Dinner: Our special dinner is exactly that, special. On our last night of camp, counselor team together to decorate the dining hall according to a particular theme, i.e. Luau or Disco. Campers wear special dinner dresses and celebrate the end of the camp session. 

Talent Show: Our talent show is an exciting event for all. Campers will spend time throughout the session rehearsing dance routines, dramatic skits and musical performances to showcase in our talent show, on the last evening of camp.

Field Trips

Escape Room: This one hour escape room encourages campers to work as a team to unravel clues and ‘escape’ the room. Pizza and juice will be served before the event.

 

Bowling: Combining teamwork and independence, this activity is suitable for all campers and is a fun experience for all. Pizza and juice will be served and campers will have thirty minutes arcade time too!  Campers travel by bus (Huntington Coach Corporation) to and from the field trips and are always supervised by Counselors.

Library: Specifically for our older campers (Cabin 5), this trip will be spent at a local Library where the campers are introduced to a range of books and also learn about libraries in their local area and all the cool things they can do there. This program focuses on our campers giving back to the community by painting photo frames for a local animal shelter.

Program Eligibility

All campers are eligible for all of our camp programs. Although programs may range in difficulty, they are all suitable for beginners. All programs are led by trained counselors who are qualified and experienced in their specialty. On Page 5 of our camp application, you will be asked to acknowledge that you understand  the nature of our programs and accept that there are potential risks involved. If you do not wish or are hesitant for your child to participate in certain activities, you can make note of this on the application which will be reviewed by our Camp Director.

Find us: 

North Shore Holiday House

74 Huntington Road, Huntington, NY 11743

Call us: 

Office (631)427 7630

Thrift Shop (631) 427-2944

 

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