Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions



Accommodations for persons with disabilities or food allergies may be requested by calling the main office at 631-852-8629. Please call at least two weeks prior to scheduled arrival to ensure sufficient time to make appropriate arrangements. All requests will be met when possible.

Cabins, Bathrooms, and Showers

Rustic but comfortable. All campers live in cabins with at least two counselors. Cabin assignments are made according to a child's age and grade. Campers must provide their own linens (towels, pillow, sheets and blanket or sleeping bag). Bathroom facilities with hot, private showers are centrally located.

Cabin Requests

Campers may request to bunk with ONE friend. Both campers must request each other in order to be placed in a cabin together.


Peconic Dunes is located on the beautiful North Fork between the Long Island Sound and Great Pond. The unique setting includes a 30-acre freshwater lake, one mile of beachfront on the Long Island Sound, hardwood forests and rolling sand dunes.

Drop Off & Pick Up

Overnight campers will be emailed their drop off and pick up times the week prior to camp.
Drop off times will be assigned by cabin ranging from 1:20pm to 2:40pm. If you are dropping off
multiple campers please come to the latest time you receive.

Pick up times will be assigned by cabin ranging from 9:00am to 10:00am.
If you are picking up multiple campers please come to the earliest time you receive.


Meals are prepared onsite by our professional staff to reflect a variety of choices and tastes. Vegetarian options are always available. Every Friday campers enjoy an outdoor barbeque. Snacks (e.g. apples, bananas, oranges, granola bars, Nutrigrain bars, Sunchips, etc.) are available in the dining area between meals.

Health & Safety

Professional health providers (RNs and EMTs) are on campus 24/7 to dispense medications and tend to emergencies. Waterfront staff members are lifeguard, CPR, and first aid certified. All staff are trained in first aid and epi pen assistance. The camp is inspected twice yearly by the Suffolk County Department of Health.

Medical Forms

The NYS Department of Health requires a current and complete health profile on every camper. You will complete a health history during registration. After registration you will need to log into your Peconic Dunes account to upload:

  1. Physician form- completed and signed by your child's physician
  2. Allergy plan (if your child has a life threatening allergy)
  3. Insurance information
  4. Your child's medications

IMPORTANT: As per the New York State Department of Health, children with missing or incomplete medical forms cannot be admitted to camp. All health forms are due by June 2nd.


There are no laundry facilities for campers' use. Campers should pack enough clothes for the entire week of camp. In the event of an emergency, the staff will arrange laundry service for a camper. Laundry service will be provided to campers registered for Super Saturdays and CITs.

Mail (Letters, Packages, & Email)

Mail: Campers are always eager to get a friendly note from home. We ask that you do not send food or electronic devices. All food items sent via the mail will be disposed of immediately. Electronics will be held until departure. All mail sent via USPS should be addressed to: Camper's Name, Camper's Cabin, Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp, PO BOX 190, Peconic, NY 11958. All mail sent via private carrier (UPS/FED EX) should be addressed to 6375 Soundview Ave, Southold, NY 11971. It is a good idea to send mail a day or two in advance of your camper's visit so that it arrives on their first day of camp.

Email: A one-way e-mail service is offered to overnight campers and CITs. There is no additional fee for this service. Log into your Peconic Dunes account to sign up. E-mails are received at the camp office, printed, and delivered to your camper once each day. There are currently no facilities for campers to send an e-mail reply from camp.


2 things will determine your child's exact schedule: (1) the cabin he or she is assigned, and (2) what he or she decides to do each day.


Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp maintains a camp-wide staff to camper ratio of 1:4. Staff members selected to work at Peconic Dunes are hired based on their experience working with children, safety and skill certifications and experience in their given specialty.


So campers can get the most out of living and learning together, we ask that you please leave all electronics at home. This includes, but is not limited to: MP3 players, e-readers, tablets, laptops, handheld games, phones, etc. However, we strongly encourage parents and campers to correspond via letters, postcards, and email.


Last updated March 16, 2017