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Camp Director & Registrar:
338-3810 ext. 127
Child Care and Camping Registrar:
-To keep your child safe
-To provide positive learning experience
-To provide constant supervision of your children
-To provide trained, caring staff who will serve as positive role models
-To teach and model the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility
-To have fun!
Campers are involved in 5 activity periods a day. 3 of these periods are scheduled with the ‘counselor group’ and include teamwork, cooperative games, sports and group projects. The two remaining periods of the day are up to the individual campers choice.
Activities include: *high/low ropes challenge course *skateboarding *sports *skits *arts & crafts *kayaks *fishing *nature center *percussion* photography *overnights *foursquare *hiking *canoeing *rowboats *videography *archery *newspaper *dance *swimming * yearbook + more! (we do not offer swimming lessons, we do have supervised swimming)
LOCATION & TOURS
Camp Seewackamano is located on 37 acres, nestled on the side of Tice Ten Eyck Mountain on Peck Rd. in Shokan, NY, 18 miles west of Kingston. Camp tour dates are offered at the end May and beginning of June. Call the Camp Director to make an appointment!
DIRECTIONS TO CAMP
Take Route 28 towards Phoenicia (15 miles from Kingston)
After 14 miles, you’ll come to Shokan and Mobile station on Right
1 mile past on RIGHT see sign for Camp on BOSTOCK Road
Make RIGHT onto Bostock; go 3 miles to PECK RD
Make right onto Peck
Camp will be 500 feet on your LEFT
The wooded acreage includes ponds for boating, swimming, fishing and nature studies, four fields, basketball court, two spacious lodges, a game room, archery field, council rings, circuit nature trail, picnic grounds, high and low ropes challenge courses.
GRADES & VILLAGES
Catskill grades Kgrads & 1st ratio 1:7
Esopus grades 2 & 3 ratio 1:9
Mohican grades 4 & 5 ratio 1:10
Tonchi grades 6-8 ratio 1:12
BEFORE CAMP & AFTER CAMP CARE
Held ONLYat YMCA . Supervision will be provided at the YMCA in Kingston for $68.00 per or $48.00 if only using a.m. or p.m. session. Must be paid by May 31st.
Leadership In Training program for those 15 &16 years old. Program focuses on training in camper supervision. C.I.T.’s selected by interview process based upon previous experience and leadership potential. Program fee of $400- must complete 2 session and must attend training
Counselor In Training program for those 16 & 17 years old. Program focuses on Leadership Development through assisting and leading with the camp program activities. Includes Counselor training and direct supervision of children. Candidates primarily chosen from the previous C.I.T. staff, although those with applicable experiences can apply.
FAMILY WEEKEND PICNIC CENTER
Enjoy the camp facility with your family on 10 weekends throughout the summer for only $120.00 for the whole season! Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, field sports and picnicking!
Campfires and Family fun in July. Date TBA. Cabins available on a limited basis, plenty of tent space. Only $25.00 per family! We provide the place and the campfire entertainment, you provide the food & bedding. Please note the weekend change.
FAMILY REUNIONS/ BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Enjoy the beautiful Camp Seewackamano surroundings for your family reunion, birthday or other gathering. Call now for fees and to book your event. Weekends only during the summer June – August.
The YMCA tries to give as many children as possible the opportunity to experience Summer Camp. We do this by providing in-house scholarship, partnering with the Ulster County Youth Bureau and United Way, as well as utilizing private donations.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Finanial Assistance Application, and return all necessary documentation at the time of registration. Decisions regarding financial aid will be made by June 1st. All applications are processed on a first come, first served and by need basis. Call the Camp DIrector or Registrar for more information.
Do not delay. Scholarships funded by the UC Youth Bureau, United Way and the YMCA Scholarship campaign. Financial Assistance Application (pdf)
Safety of the camper is a primary concern. Constant supervision, staff certified in first aid, CPR and a full time Health Director enables us to give maximum safety to the camper. Our waterfront is supervised by staff certified in W.S.I. and campers use the Buddy System while swimming in specially designated areas. Our camp is inspected three times seasonally by the Ulster County Health Department and is in coherence with their specifications.
First Day of Camp- Sarah Goldhammer -8yrs old
“Once there was a first year Catskiller coming to Seewackamano. On the bus she did not know anyone, When she got off the bus she didnt know who her counselor was. She thought it would be a horrible day. But it wasn’t.
At the morning assembly they did ou-chica-waka, and she danced and danced. At lunch she picked archery for her skill and swimming for her rec, two things she loved to do. At the afternoon assembly she got to be a dancer of the moment. Then, on the bus ride home she made two new friends.
She had a great time. She couldn’t wait for the next day of camp!
Help send a Child to Camp
Interested in making a donation to the Derrick Stroh Scholarship Fund, or the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign? Help send a child to Camp this summer! Any amount is appreciated! Contact Lenny for more info!