The program is designed to mainstream all children including those with special needs. It is non-competitive with emphasis on group and team building. No activity is forced but all are encouraged. Fun is emphasized at all times.
Swimming, boating, fishing, sports, arts and crafts, hikes, games, campfires, skits, nature walks and an opportunity to meet and interact with many other kampers are all part of each week's activities.
Staff members come from several countries, as well as college students, Circle K and Key Club members from the United States. All staff members have been trained to deal with children of all ages. There are many staff on site who are trained in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding.
8 to 14 (younger and older considered with special approval).
Kamp Kiwanis serves youth and individuals with many forms of disabilities and health impairments. All Kampers are mainstreamed during regular camping sessions. Please contact the kamp to discuss if we can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for your Kamper.
Reservations are requested by May 1. Applications received after that date will be filled on a first-come, first-paid basis. Application forms can be downloaded from the web site. All fees and application forms should be submitted four weeks before the kamping session.
What to bring to Kamp
- Laundry bag
- 1 white T-Shirt to tie-dye
- 2 one-piece bathing suits (no bikinis)
- 2 bath/beach towels
- 2 pairs of closed toe shoes/sneakers (no platform)
- 1 pair shower sandals
- 7 pairs of socks
- 1 raincoat or rain poncho
- 2 warm sweaters or sweatshirts
- 2 sets of pajamas
- 7 T-shirts
- 5 pairs of shorts
- 4 pairs of light-weight long pants
- 7 pairs of underwear
- 1 hat/cap (for sun protection)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Sunscreen (SPF 15+) (no spray)
- Bug repellent lotion (no spray)
- Water bottle
- Pillow, blanket/comforter/quilt/sleeping bag
- 1 twin sheet set
- Flashlight with spare batteries
- Pre-stamped postcards/envelopes for writing home
- Optional: Camera (No digital cameras; all cameras will be held by counselors)
Do not bring digital cameras, valuables, iPods, MP3 players, iPads, laptops, money, jewelry, CDs, food other than lunch, candy, gum, make-up, jack knives, curling irons/straighteners, hair dryers, cell phones, CD players, hand-held electronic games, stereos, beepers, PDAs, razors.
- Bring lunch only for the bus ride to Kamp on Sunday. Meals and snacks are provided.
- Mark All luggage, clothing,and personal items with kamper's full name.
- Kamp Kiwanis is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen items.
|Send Kamper's mail to:||
Kamper's Name |
c/o Kamp Kiwanis
9020 Kiwanis Road
Taberg, NY 13471
NOTE: Because of limited telephone service, we are unable to permit kampers to call home or answer any telephone calls under any conditions. Cellular phone use is also prohibited; all cellular phones will be collected and taken to our nurse for safekeeping and returned to the parents/guardians at the end of the session. Calls will be accepted by our staff and will be answered as soon as possible.