What is the earliest I can drop my child off for camp?
Day camp hours are from 9am-4pm. There is a Before-Care
program available at an additional fee $70/session for residents, $100/session for non-residents available from 7:00am-9:00am. This is for preregistered campers ONLY. Early drop-offs may jeopardize your child’s placement in the program.When should I pick up my child?
Pick-up is at 4pm sharp. Day Camp staff clean-up, and have a daily recap meeting after all campers are picked up. For those who cannot make a 4pm pick up we offer an After-Care program
until 6pm for an additional fee. It is the parents’ responsibility to have a back up plan should there be an issue that would cause a late pick up from any program. Late pick-ups may jeopardize a child’s placement in the program. Parents of children who are not picked up on time will be charged a $1/minute Late Pick up fee. Who besides, the listed parents, can pick up my child?
All campers should have a minimum of TWO emergency contacts besides their parents, listed on their Medical Forms. These contacts should be available to pick up the camper within 15 minutes in the event of any emergency or early pick-up need. If you would like to have additional emergency contacts on file, please submit them in writing to the Camp Director. Pick-up person must be at least 18 years of age or older.What is the camp’s behavior and discipline policy?
The staff will create a warm and caring atmosphere with established rules to ensure the emotional and physical safety of all. There will be consistent consequences to children who have difficulty following the rules that include, verbal warning, time out, exclusion from activity, parental consultation, early pick-up by parent, suspension and/or removal from the program without refund. All parent/guardians and their campers must sign the agreement prior to coming to camp. It can be found in its entirety here: Camp Behavior and Discipline PolicyDoes my child need to bring lunch every day?
You may choose to pack your child a lunch or send EXACT CHANGE with a LUNCH ORDER FORM. We ask that you do not send anything in breakable containers. In addition you are free to send a small amount of money for drinks and ice cream at the Snack Shack.Are swim lessons offered during camp?
Pending staff availability, Squirts & Juniors are offered swim lessons some mornings during two week sessions ONLY, Sports and Seniors have free swim. All campers have a free swim in the afternoon. On occasion, a swim session may be missed due to weather or a special camp activity. In addition, swim lessons are offered at 4:00pm - 6pm after camp by through a separate registration. Children registered for after camp swim lessons need to be signed out of camp by a parent, approved adult, or After-Care staff (w/written permission from parent/guardian), and then taken over to swim lessons.My child wants to be on Swim Team, can he/she leave camp and walk over to Swim Team?
Swim Team members must be signed out of camp by a parent, approved adult, or After-Care staff (w/written permission from parent/guardian), and taken over to Swim Team. The Swim Coaches are busy training team members and cannot be responsible for children at other times and locations.What health and safety regulations do you follow?
Beekman Day Camp adheres to the State Sanitary Code as outlined by the New York State Department of Health. A Safety Plan is reviewed annually and is on file with the health department and in the Recreation Office.Are your staff trained?
Beekman Day Camp staff meet all training requirements as outlined by New York State. Our staff are required to attend multiple mandatory in-service training sessions which cover a wide variety of topics. In addition, Camp Directors have first aid/CPR/AED training. We also have many counselors who are CPR and/or First Aid certified. We feel that being well prepared to handle all aspects of camp makes the summer a great experience for both campers and staff.How old are your counselors?
NYS allows for camp counselors to be 16 years old. Beekman Day Camp is fortunate to have many veteran staff members who are in college majoring in Education. We also have several staff members who are teachers.What happens during bad weather?
There is dangerous weather, and there is just rain. Campers should dress for rain and we will have lots of fun in it! We are fortunate to have a few options when the weather gets dangerous. Campers go to the nearest shelter: either the Community Center or the Pavilion. We have a variety of games and activities set aside for just such occasions. Can my child bring in personal belongings/toys from home?
Beekman Day Camp is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. We encourage you to have your child keep personal belongings, especially electronics equipment (including cell phones), at home; they can be a big disruption to our camp day. Items brought from home may need to be taken by the directors and placed in the camp office until the end of the day. Please help us out by monitoring what your child brings to camp.