Kamp Kiwanis is aimed at providing fun, physical exercise and adventure. It strives to afford opportunities to participate in a creative outdoor group experience in a democratic setting and develop characteristics of leadership and fair play.
The program at Kamp Kiwanis is designed to mainstream all children, including up to 20 each session with special needs. It is non-competitive with emphasis on group and team building. No activity is forced, but all are encouraged.
Staff members come from many countries as well as some from the United States. All staff members have been trained to interact with children of all ages. Fully qualified lifeguards supervise all waterfront and swimming activities. The staff is hired only after reference checks and background checks are completed.
EMT/Medical personnel are on site 24 hours a day during the camping season. The ratio of staff to Kamper is generally 1:8. All Kampers with special needs are supervised at much lower ratios, sometimes 1:1.
The Kamp is located six miles north of Rome, N.Y., on 102 acres of open and wooded land in the rolling western foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. There is an administration building with an infirmary; sleeping cabins, bath houses, athletic fields, library, sports area, swimming pool, nature trails, a camping area with a teepee, arts and crafts facilities and a pond for fishing and canoeing.
Kamp Kiwanis is a coed camp that accepts children aged 8 to 14, and has a Counselor-In-Training program for those 15-17. The Kamp has the capacity of 130 Kampers. Kamp starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Busing is available from all areas of New York State, with different areas served each week. See the busing schedule for more details.
There will be six week-long kamping sessions in 2015.
In 2014, the first two weeks of Kamp will be for adults who have developmental disabilities. The program is designed to provide them with one of their most fun-filled vacations ever!
Get the Kamp Kiwanis smart phone app
There is now a smart phone app for your iPhone or Android phone which you can use to access information about Kamp Kiwanis.
Information can be found at:
9020 Kiwanis Road
Taberg, NY 13471
Telephone: (315) 336-4568|
Fax: (315) 336-3845
You also can view a Kamp Kiwanis Web Site Directory.