Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp

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It has been heartbreaking to close summer camp because of the coronavirus pandemic, but with New York State and Suffolk County entering Phase 4 of the NY Forward re-opening plan, Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp will be offering families a chance to experience a bit of summer camp through the following programs.

Leather Craft

Parents and their children can learn about different kinds of leather and the tools used to stamp and design leather while making several leather projects. Leather Craft will be offered on Thursdays starting July 23. The morning session is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon session is scheduled from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Family Outdoor Adventure

Led by our Camp Director, Ryan Frazer, families can participate in a choice of boating activities on our Great Pond, including kayaking and canoeing, and/or learn some archery skills and have some fun competing with each other for best archer of the day.Family Outdoor Adventure is offered Monday through Friday starting July 13. The morning session is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon session is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Family Nature Study

Brittany Emig, our ECO director, will offer a variety of activities that focus on our natural environment that may include garden science, pond and sound investigations and other hands-on, fun learning experiences.Family Nature Study is offered Monday and Tuesday starting July 13. The morning session is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon session is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.


Families must register online and complete all required forms.The program fee is $150 for a family of 4.Each additional family member will cost $15 per person. Families may include immediate family members, relatives or friends.There must be one supervising adult at least 18 years of age for every four minor children. Supervision of the family group at camp is the responsibility of the adults. The maximum group size is 10 including adults and youth. Click "enroll here below" to register.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event that either the customer or Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp must cancel the scheduled program, an administrative fee of $25 will be assessed to cover the costs of our camp registration service and credit card processing. Cancellations must be received at least one business day before the scheduled program. The remaining amount will be refunded. If a family does not show on the scheduled day and at the scheduled time, there will be no refund. All programs will be held rain or shine, but if severe or dangerous conditions exist, the program will be cancelled.

Safety Guidelines

Because of the coronavirus and phased re-opening, Cornell Cooperative Extension has implemented safety plans for each of its work and program sites.For guests at Peconic Dunes, the following safety guidelines for our family activities will be enforced:

  • Upon arrival at camp, families will be directed to park outside the swinging gate.
  • The supervising adults will sign the guest/visitor registry and attest through screening questions that they and their family members do not have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • All guests/visitors must have face coverings and wear these whenever six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained or when inside any camp building.
  • Guests/visitors will wash or sanitize their hands before entering camp and as often as needed.
  • CDC physical distancing requirements will apply for all staff and guests/visitors throughout your visit to camp except those who reside in the same household.
  • All family activities participants are advised to wear protective sunscreen, insect repellent and a wide brim hat and bring a refillable water bottle for regular hydration.
  • The girl’s forest bathroom will be available during family programs.Only two individuals may enter at one time and must wear masks inside. Staff will sanitize the bathroom facilities between and after program sessions.
  • Staff will be sanitizing all equipment and supplies handled by individuals between program sessions.
  • Upon completion of the program session, families should depart promptly, so that staff can complete the sanitation protocols.

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Lexi Linn
Camp Operations Manager

Last updated July 22, 2020