GET READY FOR CAMP!
First Day of Camp Letter
Welcome to Twilight Park Day Camp - 2023
Here are some important details to make TPDC a wonderful and safe experience for all
Drop Off is 8:50 a.m. and activities start promptly at 9:05 a.m. Please park in the parking lot next to the tennis courts. Half day children (Finches) go directly to the Camp House Play Room where they will be received and checked in by their Counselors. Full day children will be checked in near the side lawn of the Club House.
Health Check - All Campers will have a health check before entering the Camp House or Club House lawn. Health check may include a temperature check and questions about potential exposures and symptoms. Campers not passing a health check will not be able to attend camp that day.
Bird Groups - Your child has been assigned to a specific Bird group based on their age and prior experiences. This will be your child's static group for the week but they will have some interactions with other groups and there are a few all camp events.
Masks - Masks will not be required for staff or campers. If you want your camper to wear a mask please let us know.
Flag Ceremony - Everyday at 9:00 am and 2:50 pm we have a flag ceremony and general camp announcements on the side lawn of the Club House. Parents may stay to observe the Flag ceremony from the road/parking lot, but note that parking is limited.
Pick Up - Half day children (Finches) will be picked up at Wingate Field (or Pool House if raining) at 1:00 pm. The Older Children will normally finish their day after Flag at 3:00pm. Please park in the parking lot, not on the road. Full day children need to return their name tag, be checked out by their counselor and then may be released to parent or guardian.
What to Bring to Camp
● Backpack- Campers will carry their personal items around campus.
● Clean cloth or paper mask
● Non-perishable snack
● Lunch including drink (no refrigeration available)
● Tennis racket with child’s name (we do have plenty of extras)
● Athletic sneakers - no sandals or flip flops at camp
● Sunscreen and bug spray ( Counselors will only assist with application of spray. Lotions will need to be applied by the camper)
● Towel and bathing suit (water goggles and water shoes -if desired)
● Water bottle with child’s name
● Rain jacket- check the weather! Campers may be outside in the rain
● Water shoes: only if your child will kayak that day (we will let you know)
● Camping Gear-(sleeping bag, flash light) campers over age 5 will have camp outs during the summer
What Not to bring to Camp
● Valuables i.e. jewelry, money
● Weapons of any kind
● Cell phones or any other wi-fi enabled device including apple watches
● Cameras or any electronic device that captures photos or videos
● Toys or games from home
● Electronic games, Ipods, etc.
Sunscreen - We will not supply sunscreen for campers. Please apply sunscreen to your child each day before camp and send some in their backpack for re-application during the day. We will assist 3-5 year olds with sunscreen re-application.
Ticks - Ticks are a big problem on the mountaintop each year and the campers will be reminded periodically during the day to check for ticks. We also ask that parents please check for ticks immediately after camp. Please apply bug spray to your child each day before camp.
Emergency Contact - If you need to contact us during camp please call the Camp Office at 838-202-4141.
When Not to Come to Camp - If your child has had a fever within the last 24 hours or has a potentially contagious illness. Please let us know when you are not coming to camp.
If you are delayed in arriving - Give us a call at the Camp Office 838-202-4141 and when you arrive go to the Camp Office to check in.
If you are late for pickup - Give us a call at the Camp Office 838-202-4141 and if needed leave a message. Your child will be kept at the Camp Office until you arrive.
Walking home from Camp - Please ask about release forms if you live nearby and want your older child to walk home from camp.
If you would like a Tour or a Meeting with Lizzy Slutzky-Cahill, our Camp Director, please call her at
838.202.4141 or send an e-mail to email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Also please complete our 2023 Camper Agreements. These should be printed, signed, and brought with your child to Orientation or their first day of camp.
Be Prepared for the BEST SUMMER EVER!!!!
TWILIGHT PARK CAMP FINANCIAL AID
Twilight Park Day Camp wants to make going to camp as financially accessible as possible for our camper families. To help we offer several ways to help with the cost of camp fees including:
• Discounts Early Bird- for those who register for camp by February 28 and sibling discount.
• Installment Plans that distribute payments over the months between registration and the start of camp. Other payment plans can be arranged for families with different needs.
• Limited Financial Aid - Twilight Park Day Camp is offering limited partial financial assistance based primarily on financial need. The aid is normally $100 to $200 per camper per week up to four weeks of camp. There is a fixed amount of aid allocated for this year and potentially could be depleted, so early application is recommended.
COVID-19 CAMP PROTOCOLS
We follow 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. Additionally the Camp requires that all campers and staff have age-appropriate vaccinations including COVID 19. Twilight Park Day Camp allows exceptions to required vaccinations based upon a medical condition, and does not grant non-medical exemptions. Please contact the Assistant Health Director if you need more information on the requirements of a medical exemption.