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.
The kamp fee for the 2013 season is $440 per child; transportation is an additional $110.
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.
Information abouat the busing program is on the cover letter available from the downloads page.
What to bring to Kamp
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.
|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.
Kamp Kiwanis/ NY District Kiwanis Foundation is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program), Children who are part of households that receive food stamps, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals. The following 2012-2013 income eligibility standards will be used for determining eligibility for free meals:
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Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site at times as follows:
|Name and Address of Site||Meal and Serving Times||Meal Service Dates|
|9020 Kiwanis Rd||Breakfast: 7:40-8:30am||________________|
|Taberg, NY, 13471||Lunch: 12:10-1:10pm||________________|
__ Eligibility has been established for the site listed. No further documentation is required
__ Please fill out and return an "Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals/Milk"
Persons interested in receiving more information should contact:
Rebecca Lopez, Executive Director, Kamp Kiwanis, 9020 Kiwanis Rd, Taberg, NY 13471 (315)336-4568
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.or call (800) 795-3272(Voice) or (202) 720-6382(TTY)
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