Join the Pok-O community and give your child lifelong friendships, enduring memories, and opportunities for growth and independence in the screen-free, natural environment of the Adirondacks.
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All community members work everyday to make Pok-O safe and inclusive. We practice respect for ourselves, others, our camp, and for the environment. This manifests in our words, actions, and decisions. Our goal is for each child to feel safe mentally, emotionally, and physically.
We foster personal growth by making thoughtful choices, embracing challenges, and creating a community where trying new things and learning from mistakes is encouraged.
We recognize our interdependence, making conscious choices each day to contribute to the camp community by being kind and doing things for others.
Here we are honest and accepting. We allow each person to be their authentic selves, and to fully experience the joy of a community without judgment.
We engage with each other by being fully present in the moment and prioritizing interpersonal, screen-free relationships. We recognize that experiences are typically more valuable than things, and that less is often more.
“Camp is a necessary gift that we can give our children so that they may learn independence, gain confidence and have fun playing and challenging themselves individually and as a group. Pok-O does an incredible job setting the stage for just that sort of development and growth.”
– Current Camp Parent
Ages 6 to 17
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July 1 to August 19
The original option for summer camp was just “all summer” and many campers continue that tradition, staying for every game, every hike, and every opportunity to create memories with friends from all sessions.
July 1 to July 29
Fresh off the last day of school, the 4-week session is a high-energy mix of old friends, new faces, and a multitude of ways to have fun, choose adventures, and bask in the sun of the longest days of the Adirondack summer.
July 31 to August 19
This session is slightly smaller and more flexible than the earlier session and allows campers and counselors to spread their creative wings as they develop unique all-camp activities like Greek Games and the Pok-O-County Fair.
2-Week Rookie A
July 1 to July 15
For the first two weeks of the 4-Week session, we run a “Rookie Camp” for first-time campers as an introduction to summer camp. They have flexibility to extend their experience for the remainder of the session if they get bit by the “summer camp bug” and want to stay longer!
July 16 to July 29
(For rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders) This program will focus on building leadership and teamwork skills through the challenge of planning for and completing a 10-day trip in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, including hiking, camping, canoeing and rock climbing.
2-Week Rookie B
July 31 to August 12
For the first two weeks of the 3-Week session, we run a “Rookie Camp” for first-time campers as an introduction to summer camp. They have flexibility to extend their experience for the remainder of the session if they get bit by the “summer camp bug” and want to stay longer!
July 31 to August 11 or 18
Our day camp runs from 9am to 5:20 pm, Monday through Friday. Just like overnight campers, they get to create their own class schedule from a list of over 30 program offerings, including free swim everyday!
Tuition: $1200 for 2 weeks or $1800 for 3 weeks
“Pok-O is a place where I feel like I belong. At camp, I feel like I am accepted and loved.”
– Current Camper
Meet Our Director Of Admissions
An educator at heart, Brian now focuses his passion on making sure campers (and caregivers) are prepared for the challenges, adventures, and fun that awaits them at “the greatest Camp in the Universe”.