RATES AND PROGRAMS
TPDC is a tax exempt not-for-profit community day camp in Haines Falls, NY. We provide a caring and nurturing environment with an age appropriate mixture of swimming, tennis, archery, games, sports, field trips, kayaking, crafts, yoga and music with a special emphasis on nature, hiking and overnight camping. Our Leaders In Training and Counselor in Training programs add more independent and adventurous activities. Supervision is provided by experienced adult educators and professionals, supplemented with teen counselors.
Past Families & Twilight Park - January 1, 2024
New Families - March 1, 2024
WEEKLY SESSIONS FROM JULY 1 TO AUGUST 16TH
We follow local and NYS day camps health and safety procedures.
The Camp also requires that all campers and staff have age-appropriate vaccinations including COVID- 19 for age 5 and older. Twilight Park Day Camp allows exceptions to required vaccinations based upon a medical condition, and does not grant non-medical exemptions. Please contact the Laura Post if you need more information on the requirements of a medical exemption.
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 & 4 may register for the half day program (must be potty trained).
Age 5 to 12- may register for the full day camper program.
Age 13 & 14 may register for our Leader in Training program. Age 12 turning 13 in 2024 with Camp Director permission may register for the LIT program.
Age 14 & 15 may register for the Counselor in Training Program. This program also requires an application completed by the teen, an interview and a 3-4 week commitment.
Our Sessions – Weekly sessions from July 1 to August 16
Full Day programs are from 9 am to 3 pm and Half Day is 9 am to 1 pm.
Vaccinations – the Camp requires that all campers and staff have age-appropriate vaccinations including COVID- 19 for age 5 and older. Twilight Park Day Camp allows exceptions to required vaccinations based upon a medical condition, and does not grant non-medical exemptions.
Registrations are two week mininmun (except with camp director permission and Twilight Park residents). Some teen programs have longer minimums.
Our Enviroment- creating a safe, orderly, mutually respectful, caring environment is a top priority and the camp has safety guidelines and behavior expectations. Campers, staff and parents will have expectations appropriate for their age and camp position.
Camper Agreement for Age 3 & 4
Camper Agreement for Age 5 - 12
Camper Agreement for Leaders in Training
2024 CAMP FEES
PROGRAM & AGE
Half Day Camp for (age 3-4)
Full Day Camp for (age 5-12) and Leaders in Training (age 13-14)
Counselors In Training (age 14-15)
$25 per week, per camper for:
Siblings (for 2nd, 3rd, etc. in same household)
Twilight Park residents, guests, and renters
Special Discounts of $50 -$300 per week may be available with an additional application- see below
Twilight Park Day Camp wants to make going to camp as financially accessible as possible for our camper families. To help we offer Special Discounts to families with less than $125,000 family income or those with other special circumstances or expenses.
Special Discounts are normally $50 to $300 per camper per week for up to 4 weeks of camp. There is a fixed amount of Special Discounts allocated for this year and when it is gone this discount will be discontinued for this year. The simple application for this special discount is linked here– please apply early.
Deposit - A non-refundable deposit of $25 per camper, per week is due at time of registration.
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 payment needs.
Refund Policy - Full refund (minus the non-refundable deposit) of camp fees if you cancel two weeks or less before the start of your child’s camp.
Payments - Full payment is due one month before the start of camp. The camp accepts ACH, e-checks, checks and credit cards, or you can set up an installment plan. A 3% service charge is applied to credit card payments.
PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Our teen programs are designed for young teen campers ready for the next challenge. We begin by promoting independence in campers, then teach leadership and how to handle job responsibilities.
All camp staff & volunteers are fully vaccinated for COVID 19
Leader in Training (LIT) age 13- 14 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 and service projects A minimum 2 weeks is required except for house guests. Age 12 campers turning 13 in 2024 with camp director permission will be considered for this program
Counselors in Training (CIT) age 14 – 15 are our future counselors ready for a program designed to provide them with those skills and will spend part of each day learning how to manage younger campers. They will also have opportunities to enjoy special camp activities and will have their own mentors and adult leader. CIT candidates must also personally complete an application found on the staff application portal below.
Counselor Assistants age 15 and older successfully graduating from our CIT Program or comparable experiences are eligible for Counselor Assistant staff positions.
Counselors / Lifeguards / Instructors age 16 and older can apply for a variety of full and part time positions.