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Beekman Rec is thrilled to be offering device free, outdoor camp experience this summer.  Due to COVID-19 Requirements there are many changes to the program we used to run, but we are excited to continue our tradition of offering fun and friendship for children! The goal of the camp program is to provide campers with unique, safe and engaging experiences that spark creativity, encourage friendship, build self confidence, and make life long memories! Scroll through our photo albums on Facebook  to see some of the fun we've had in previous summers!

Please read through everything carefully to ensure you understand how the camp will operate this summer!

The Parent Forms Packet and the Physician's Form must be submitted in their entirety and approved prior to registering for any camp session.    Once the forms are approved you will receive a receipt for a "2021 Camp Membership"  and then you can proceed to registering your child on the dates listed below.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!  We recommend you do this right away so that when registration opens, you will be ready!  See more details below about how to register.

Beekman Day Camp 2021 Information, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures for Parents
 
Beekman Recreation values and prioritizes the health of its patrons, campers and staff.  We are committed to implementing the best practices for the 2021 summer season and adhering to the COVID requirements from the NYS DOH and the CDC.  This is a fluid situation and guidelines may and will change along the way.  While things will not be the same as previous years, we are thrilled to be able to offer fun in the sun!  We hope you will be able to join us and remain flexible as we adapt to any ongoing changing situations! As of this writing, we wanted to provide you with a partial list of guidelines, procedures and requirements that you should be aware of and agree to so that we can partner with you to provide the safest possible camp experience for your child.

More information will be posted as it become available.  Any updates will be emailed to families who have already registered for camp.

Day Camp Activity Locations
  • Day camp this year will be a totally OUTSIDE experience.
  • There will be no camp during severe inclement weather as there is no indoor location large enough to separate the campers. As a result, each camper must have an adult able to pick them up within 15 minutes notice as described in the Check-out/Dismissal section below
  • Campers will be kept separate from park patrons during their activities.
  • As much as we love visitors, there will be no visitors permitted in the camp area this summer with the exception of patron use of the bathrooms.
  • To ensure bathroom safety: 1) Camp staff will not permit campers into the bathrooms if patrons using them, and 2) The bathrooms will be sanitized multiple times each day
  • To minimize the amount of time spent in the bathrooms, campers are encouraged to wear their bathing suits to camp.

Camp Sessions: Three two-week sessions and one, one-week Make-Up session starting on these dates:
  • June 28 (no camp on July 5)
  • July 12
  • July 26
  • Aug. 9 (Make up Session – See COVID Quarantine Accommodation below)

Camp Day
  • The camp day will start out as 9:30 – 3:30 as we adjust to all the additional COVID-19 required procedures that will be in place.
  • As the new Check-in and Check-out procedures (see below) become more routine we may be able to extend the hours by 15 or 30 minutes on one or both ends.

Camper Numbers
  • The number of campers will be fewer this year due to COVID required space limitations
  • All campers will be given a “home base” on a picnic table bench in the pavilion for their belongings, their lunch, and to partake in activities like Arts & Crafts

Camper Groups
  • Will be much smaller than previous years due to COVID requirements
  • That group will not mix with other groups of children
  • There will be no “all-camp” activities
  • That group of children will remain the same for the duration of a session
  • If exposure occurs within that group, it will have to quarantine according to the protocol at the time as per CDC and DOH

Camp Programs
Weather permitting all camp programs below will be offered at least one swim time per day, and possibly two.
See next three items for the types of programs: Classic Camp, Sports Camp, and Counselor Apprentice.

Camp Program: Classic Camp
  • Children ENTERING Grades 1-10 in the fall of 2021
  • Children will be grouped by grade/s. The groups will be created after registration to maximize our ability to serve the most campers.
  • The groups will enjoy developmentally appropriate activities for their age.
  • The camp will do its best to honor ONE request for a friend in the same program IF that camper’s parent/guardian makes the reciprocal request and both children are registered for the same session of camp.
  • Program will be customized to the needs and interests of each group with older children having more adventurous programming.
  • Groups will be offered Arts & Crafts, Nature & Science, Drama, games, playground time, group choice time.
  • Swim lessons will be offered to the youngest campers if COVID precautions can be met and qualified staff are available.

Camp Program: Sports Camp
  • Children ENTERING Grades 4-10 in the fall of 2021
  • Designed for the child who needs more physical activity, this group plays sports and games all day and does not participate in the specialty activities.

Camp Program: Counselor Apprentice
  • Unfortunately due to COVID requirements we cannot offer our very popular Leadership Program to High School-aged youth because it is designed for those youth to be with each other for 2 workshops/day and then with camper groups, thus mixing groups.
  • This year we will be offering a limited program for teen interested in apprenticing with ONE counselor and being with the same camper group the entire day.
  • A selective process will be put in place; there are very few spots and priority will be given to those with experience, drive and passion. An application and interview will be part of the process. See this link for the Steps to Apply including a link to the application.

Friend Requests
While we cannot make promises, the camp will do its best to honor ONE request for a friend in the same program IF:
• that camper’s parent/guardian makes the reciprocal request
• both children are in the same grade
• both children are registered for the same session of camp
• the request is made during registration when the question is asked (right before payment is made)

Registration Procedures
No one will be enrolled in camp until all paperwork is completed and approved; the forms are available at these links and it is recommended they be submitted as soon as possible and prior to the registration opening dates!

Enrollment Priority
In order to give all Beekman families a safe Day Camp Opportunity, due to shortened season, and reduced capacity, each child can register for ONE session upon the opening of registration. Registration dates for Sports and Classic Camp:
  • April 6th: enrollment will open for residents and only for the first session of their choice. You must do this registration with office staff.

  • April 20th: enrollment will open for residents for additional sessions. Can be done online or in the office.

  • May 4th: enrollment will open to non-residents based on availability at that time. Can be done online or in the office

Enrollment dates for the Counselor Apprentice program is here Steps to Apply including a link to the application.

Lunch & Refreshments
  • Each child must bring their own lunch in an insulated bag packed with ice which will sit at their “Home Base” until lunch time.
  • Each child must bring a water bottle filled with water to last the entire day; the water fountain will not be turned on.
  • The Concession window will open at lunch time to offer prepackaged ice-cream. In order to have as contactless a transaction as possible, each child should have money on their account to be deducted at time of purchase.

PPE
  • Campers and staff must have masks available at all times and we will follow the COVID requirements in effect at the time.
  • Campers should bring a paper bag to place their mask in while eating lunch.
  • Campers should bring a clean, extra mask in a zip lock bag.
  • Masks must be solid colors with no designs or words.
  • Staff will sanitize tables prior to the camp day.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the Pavilion, at the Guard Shack, and the Patron Concession window and campers will be required to use it between each activity.

Check-in/Drop-Off
  • The Daily Participant COVID Screening From will be required prior to admission into camp. This form will be available on the website prior to the start of camp and parents will be notified of its availability by email blast. It will need to be downloaded, printed, completed and turned in upon arrival to camp. No child will be able to participate without the Daily Form.
  • Please do not send your child into camp using a service, such as a taxi, an Uber, a Lyft, etc., as this person IS NOT on your emergency contact list and WOULD NOT be allowed to sign your child into camp. This rule is also being enforced for the safety of your child; some of these services may be unreliable and if your child does not show up at camp, we will not have a way to get in touch with them and it may be difficult for you to get in touch with them as well.

Check-out/Dismissal
  • Due to COVID distancing requirements, there will be no camp during severe inclement weather. Recreation Park does not contain facilities adequate for campers to take shelter and maintain social distancing. We realize this limitation will present problems for some families, but it is essential to camper and staff safety. Due to this limitation it is ESSENTIAL that each child have adults available to pick them up with 15 minutes notice. If a severe storm is on the way, the parent/guardian will receive both an email and cell phone text message notification (if you have provided us a cell phone number and the name of your carrier) and should ensure that there is someone to pick the child up within that 15 minutes of that notification.
  • If a child becomes ill, the parent/guardian will be contacted and should ensure that there is someone to pick the child up within that 15 minutes.
  • Persons who may be coming for pick up must be adults and musts be listed on the “Drop-off Pick-Up Emergency Adult Form” and have photo ID to show the staff. This excludes taxis, Uber, and Lyft.
  • If you would like to add someone to your emergency list sometime after you submit it, we require an email or a signed note from the parent/guardian specifying who you will be adding to the list, as well as a phone number for that person in case of emergencies.
  • Check-out procedures will be emailed to campers’ parents prior to the start of camp, but like check-in will be “contactless”.

Determine if your child is ready for camp
  • Can use toilet independently
  • Can wear a mask, remove and put on a mask
  • Wash hands after using the toilet
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Put on sunscreen
  • Keep track of one’s belongings

What to bring to camp each day – label all items!
  • Wear a solid color mask
  • Wear a swim suit under clothing
  • Dress for the weather
  • Back pack
  • An insulated lunch bag with lunch, drink, dessert and a frozen ice pack
  • Filled water bottle – if not enough put extra in lunch bag
  • Bandana for games
  • Beach towel or two
  • Have an extra solid color mask in a zip lock bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear to wear while waiting to be picked up

Leave Home
  • Expensive toys and electronics
  • Cell phone – these are not permitted in camp. It is unsafe to have children distracted by a phone. If you need to get a message to your child call the camp office at 845-223-3388.

Fees
  • Classic Camp and Sports Camp: $340 Residents, $450 Non-residents
  • Counselor Apprentice: $300 Residents, $400 Non-residents
  • Program Transfer Fee: there is a $10 fee anytime a participant changes sessions, dates, or programs

Multiple Child Discount
There is a multiple child discount for children in the same family and household, that register for same program, the same session, and the same length of time. The discount can only be applied in the office (10% for each child after first 2 children).

Annual Proof of Residency
To be eligible for Town of Beekman resident discounts for programs, proof of residency is checked annually for all participants, including those who have previously been enrolled. We will check the tax rolls but depending on the outcome, you may be asked to provide:
1. Bills to your address, AND
2. Proof of identity in the form of a Government Issued Photo ID

Refund Policy – This was the one previously posted
  • All cancellation/refund requests must be in writing
  • A prorated refund minus a $15 Cancellation Fee will be applied only if a replacement can be found
  • A Doctor’s note is required prior to the end of the program for requests related to illness or accident
  • A full refund will be given for any program cancelled by the Recreation Department due to lack of enrollment.
  • No refunds are made due to acts of God/weather if the Town has already incurred expenses
  • No refunds are made due to dismissal from a program due to behavioral issues

COVID Quarantine Accommodation
To the best of our ability, we have reserved the week of Aug. 9th to be used as a make-up week if the Rec has to institute a quarantine based on CDC and DOH guidance due to exposure. The week may not fully compensate for the entire quarantine period, but we will make every effort to accommodate our families’ needs during this very fluid time.

A "Plake" Makes Us Special! What is a "plake"????
  • A “plake” combines the best part of a pool and the best part of a lake!
  • Like a lake we have fresh water! And it is continually drawn from a creek into the plake!
  • Like a pool, the water is filtered and chlorinated!
  • The bottom of the plake is bulldozed and cleaned each spring with new stone and sand spread, so there is no muck or weeds!
  • Like a lake there is a sandy beach which the campers LOVE to build and play in during their beach time!
  • Like a lake, we are larger than a poo,l and have cute little round boats called CORCLs.
  • The morning beach period is available for lessons by Red Cross instructors for the youngest campers as staff availability allows.
  • The afternoon is free swim and sand play for all campers!

Camp T-shirts
Show pride in your camp by wearing the specially designed Camp T-shirt! Each year the design changes to match the theme for the summer. Orders must be placed by June 14th in order to have them in time for the start of camp.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Classic Camp Session 1 
N/A  1 - 10  MTuWThF  06/28/2021 - 07/09/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$340.00 R, $450.00 NR
There is no camp 7/5. Children will be grouped with like-aged children. Program will be customized to the needs and interests of each group with older children having more adventurous programming.
 
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Classic Camp Session 2 
N/A  1 - 10  MTuWThF  07/12/2021 - 07/23/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$340.00 R, $450.00 NR
Children will be grouped with like-aged children. Program will be customized to the needs and interests of each group with older children having more adventurous programming.
 
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Classic Camp Session 3 
N/A  1 - 10  MTuWThF  07/26/2021 - 08/06/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$340.00 R, $450.00 NR
Children will be grouped with like-aged children. Program will be customized to the needs and interests of each group with older children having more adventurous programming.
 
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Sports Camp Session 1 
N/A  4 - 10  MTuWThF  06/28/2021 - 07/09/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$340.00 R, $450.00 NR
There is no camp 7/5. Designed for the child who needs more physical activity, this group plays sports and games all day and does not participate in the specialty activities.
 
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Sports Camp Session 2 
N/A  4 - 10  MTuWThF  07/12/2021 - 07/23/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$340.00 R, $450.00 NR
Designed for the child who needs more physical activity, this group plays sports and games all day and does not participate in the specialty activities.
 
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Sports Camp Session 3 
N/A  4 - 10  MTuWThF  07/26/2021 - 08/06/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$340.00 R, $450.00 NR
Designed for the child who needs more physical activity, this group plays sports and games all day and does not participate in the specialty activities.
 
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Classic Camp Session 4a 
N/A  1 - 10  MTuWThF  08/09/2021 - 08/13/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$340.00 R, $450.00 NR
Children will be grouped with like-aged children. Program will be customized to the needs and interests of each group with older children having more adventurous programming.
 
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Counselor Apprentice Session 1 
N/A  1 - 10  MTuWThF  06/28/2021 - 07/09/2021
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$300.00 R, $400.00 NR
Youth in grades 9-10 must first apply and be interviewed for this program
 
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Counselor Apprentice Session 2 
N/A  1 - 10  MTuWThF  07/12/2021 - 07/23/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$300.00 R, $400.00 NR
Youth in grades 9-10 must first apply and be interviewed for this program
 
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Counselor Apprentice Session 3 
N/A  1 - 10  MTuWThF  07/26/2021 - 08/06/2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Recreation Park, Pavilion
$300.00 R, $400.00 NR
Youth in grades 9-10 must first apply and be interviewed for this program
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