Campers By Day

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They are Pok-O-MacCready’s commuters, attending camp from nine to five.  Then, they return to the comforts of home and family.  Do Day Campers have the best of both worlds or are they short changed?

Day campers get their own bunk area

Day campers get their own bunk area

“I like coming to camp,” said 8-year old Rowan, “but it’s also nice to be home and play with my family on weekends.”

Day campers take part in the class schedule, section activities, and selected special events and all-camp games.  Camp provides a shuttle service for children not able to be picked up or dropped off at Pok-O-MacCready.  “The program provides a great introduction to camp,” says Pok-O-MacCready admissions director Sarah Disney, “while also allowing us to reach out to the local community.”

The way the program is designed, according to Disney, is that first-year day campers have the option to stay full-time for the final week of camp, for no extra charge.  “We have a pretty good track record at having these kids return the following summer as overnight campers.”

And, the kids do in fact see the transition from day to overnight as the best of both worlds.  “I15_daycamp09 wasn’t nervous about staying overnight,” said Rowan, who spent his first night at camp on Sunday.  “It’s good because you get to see all of your friends first thing in the morning.”

“Day camping is fun,” adds Kiran, “because at the end of the day you have a clean shower to go to at home, but when you stay for the night, you get to do more activities.”

Sophie K has been a day camper for four years, and she is also staying overnight for the final full week of camp.  “To be honest, I like both (day and overnight).  When you’re a day camper you get to stay home in your own room.

“But, Sophie continues, “I think I like overnight better.  You are with your friends who also stay overnight, and you spend more time with counselors you love.  Also, you get to share snacks and have more fun.”

Learn more about Pok-O-MacCready’s day camp program HERE



Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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