Camp

We are pleased to announce that 2022 camper registration will open January 1, 2022 and applications for summer staff positions will be available in mid December 2021

TWILIGHT PARK CAMP INC. is formed for the purposes of educating and building character, love of nature and community in children and youth of Twilight Park and surrounding areas by providing safe, nurturing, and learning youth programs & summer camps.  

A tax exempt non-profit 501(c)3 corporation

Made Possible by:
Camp fees, fund raising events, donations  and the encouragement & facilities provided by Twilight Park Cottagers,  their Board & our wonderful camp volunteers and Camp Board members

Twilight Camp Board wants to give a very special thank you to all the Camper Families and Community Families that helped us thru 2020 & 2021 with generous donations, loving encouragement and morale support., 

Twilight Park Day Camp 2022

  • TPDC is a tax exempt not for profit community day camp located in Haines Falls NY. We provide a caring and nurturing environment with age appropriate mixture of swimming, tennis, archery, games, sports, field trips, kayaking, arts & crafts, yoga and music with a special emphasis on nature, hiking and overnight camping. Our Leaders In Training program adds more independent and adventurous activities. Supervision is provided by experienced adult educators and professionals supplemented with teen Counselors.
  • Our Campers and Teen Programs are for ages 3 to 15. Some spaces in the camp are reserved for Twilight Park residents, renters and house guests.
    • Age 3- 5 can attend the half day program (must be potty trained)
    • Age 5 may attend the either the Half day program or the full day program.
    • Age 5 to 12- full day program 
    • Age 13 & 14 may attend our Leader in Training program (including age 12 becoming 13 in 2022)
    • Age 15 and older may apply for a staff position as a Counselor Assistant / Camp Helper – either paid or volunteer
  • Our Sessions – Weekly sessions from June 29 to August 19 (Week 1 is a 3-day week and tuition will be lower for each program). Programs are normally from 9 am to 3 pm and Half day is 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Summer of 2022 – We will be following local and NYS day camps health and safety procedures and will be communicating specific details with parents during the months prior to the start of Camp. TPDC requires that all campers and staff have age-appropriate vaccinations including COVID 19 when available.
  • Registrations are two week mininmun ( except with camp director permission). 
     

2022 Camp Fee

Program & AgeWeekly Fee
Pre-K Half Day Camp for (3-5)$300
Full Day Camp for (5-12)$475
Leaders In Training (13-14 and 12s turning 13 during 2021)$475
  

2022 Discounts

$25 per week per camper each for:

  • Siblings (for second, third etc children in same household)

  • Early Bird Registrations (by February 28, 2022)

  • Twilight Park residents, renters and house guests

  •  Twilight Park employees are eligible for a discount-contact camp administrator

Finacial Aid- limited partial finacinal aid is available based on finacial need- Click here for information and application

Refund Policy- Full refund of camp fees (minus non refundable deposit ) if canceled 2 weeks before your child’s camp week.  If your child is quarantined because of potential camp exposure or if camp is canceled all fees for unused days will be refunded.
Satisfaction Guarantee: Full refund of unused days if child or parent is not satisfied with camp experience

Register on Line – starting January 1, 2022

https://twilightparkcamp.campbrainregistration.com/

Space is limited and will be filled on first come basis. Some spaces are reserved for Twilight Park residents, renters and house guests

 Programs for Teens and Tweens

Our Teen Program is a key part of our Day Camp and is geared toward our young teen campers who are ready for the next challenge. It is a progression from a more independent camper to real leadership and job responsibilities.
  • Leader in Training– (LIT) 13- 14 years old with demonstrated maturity as a camper. They will have more intense hiking, kayaking and camping along with a variety of optional activities and their own camp & service projects A minimum 2 weeks is required except for house guests. 12 years old turning 13 during 2021 will be considered for this program
  • Counselor Assistants / Camp Helpers– 15 and older successfully graduating from our LIT  Program or comparable experiences are eligible for volunteer or paid Counselor Assistant jobs.

2022 Camp Staff

Click here for Staff application portal 

Adult Professional Staff – each with special expertise and relevant experience:

  • Candy Strong –Camp Director
  • Melanie Sussman– Program Director
  • Laura Post- Camp Administrator
  • Than Ferris – Tennis Director
  • Lizzie Slutzky-Cahill – Pre-K Coordinator

Senior Counselors – college students (19+ years old) with 3+ years’ experience

Counselors  – 16+ years old with experience- 

Assistant Counselors – 15+ years old graduating from the Camp Leadership or comparable program-

Special Instructors

  • Yoga – Patricia Ferris
  • Wilderness & Hiking – Mollie Zucker
  • Swim Instructor- Lindsey Prenderville 

Volunteers

Board of Directors-  Sarah Post, Melina Fisher, Judith Shulevitz, Rob Meyer, Joanne Ainsworth, Lizzy Kuhlenkamp Yan, Teri Barrett, Amy Mechlowitz, Wade Speir, Megan Marine, Lindsey Prenderville,  Nicole Martocci and Ashley Cavanaugh, Will Peters

Attorney – Peter Swords

Health Director – Dr. Allan Lans

Camp Van Drivers– Bob Post & Jim Martocci

Traffic Safety – Sarah & Bob Post

Camp House Coordinator – Patricia Ferris

Park Liaison– Nicholas Lemann

We are proud to be a registered NY State Children’s Day Camp. Information that explains how a camp should operate and your rights and privileges as a parent of a Camper can be found here: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3601/

For additional information about Twilight Park Day Camp contact:

2022 Summer Jobs

Twilight Park has a variety of positions ideal for school teachers or other professional that have the summer free. Along with the positions that are great for high school and college students.
Camp Positions are Available and can be applied for using the on-line job application portal (see link below). We are still looking for Counselors that can work in August
  • Camp Counselors
  • Lead Counselors
  • Life Guards
  • Teen Program Leader
  • Instructors- Swim, Paddling, Tennis
  • Office and operations helper

 Click here for job application portal