Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp

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Hi Camp Families!

We are excited to say that registration for summer 2023 is opening soon!

Registration for Peconic Dunes Sleep-away and Day Camp opens Jan 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Tips to make camp registration easier

  1. Log into the registration system prior to registration to confirm your username and password! You can also update your campers information if you wish.
  2. Things that you need handy before starting registration:
  1. The credit card you will use to pay for camp
  2. Your health insurance information
  3. The date of your camper’s last physical (needs to be within 24 months of camp).
  4. A photo of your camper on the computer you will be using to register. (You can upload the photo later but it’s easier to do it now.)
  1. You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit for each camp session at registration. Deposit for Sleep-away Camp is $225 per session and $150 per session for Day Camp. See our website for full refund policy.
  2. Once you start the registration process, you will select the session(s) you are looking to register for. While you are actively enrolling, you will not lose your spot in the session. (Breath) If the system goes idle for 10 minutes, you will not be holding those weeks and will need to re-select weeks.
  3. During the registration process, you will sign all the waivers and complete your camper’s medical history. You will need to upload your camper’s immunization records which you can do now or at a later date. No camper will be permitted at camp without immunization records on file.
  4. Review the sessions and dates below. Be sure to select the correct program Day Camp or Sleep-away Camp. You won’t be able to check this again until the end of the registration process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I request a Cabinmate for my child?

We will do our best to accommodate (but can’t guarantee) one and only one cabin mate request from each overnight or day camper. Cabin mate requests must be mutual; that is, the other camper must submit a request for your camper. Campers making requests to bunk with each other must be the same age by August 31, 2023. Requests for more than one cabin mate will not be honored. See full policy in parent handbook available on website

Please remember that there will be lots of times during the day your camper will get to see other campers that are in in their cabin. Campers of similar age eat meals together and campers will get to pick choice activities during their day.

What if my camper does not know anyone?

Camp is a place to meet new people and try new things. Our staff are trained in group dynamics and work with all campers help to get to know new people.

What if my child needs medications at camp?

The Health Center Director is a Registered Nurse who is permitted by license to administer routine and emergency first aid and prescription and OTC medications following written physician orders on the camper’s Peconic Dunes Medication Authorization Form. The Camp Nurse is not allowed to dispense any medications that are not authorized by the child’s physician.

The Health Center stocks over the counter medicines that are listed on the Medication Authorization Form. Do NOT send any OTC medicines listed on the Medication Authorization Form to camp with your camper.

The camp will accommodate those campers that need to take prescription medicines while at camp. All prescription medication MUST be in the original prescription bottle with the dosage on the bottle matching the doctor’s written instructions on the Medication

Medication Authorization Form

Medications that are not listed on this form, are expired, have missing labels, or in containers other than the original pharmacy bottle will not be accepted by the Camp Nurse. Please only bring the number of pills that are necessary to be dispensed for the week of camp and leave the rest at home. (Unused medicine that is not picked up at departure will be discarded.) See parent handbook for full policy

Forms are located in the document center and available on website.

What if my child is a picky eater?

Campers eat meals with their cabins. Snacks are available mid-afternoon and before bed. Water is available to refill water bottles throughout the day. Campers with dietary restrictions should list their allergies/restrictions on the health history and Medication Authorization Form. We will do our best to accommodate requests. Menus are available about a week prior to each session and subject to change based on supply.

What if I get waitlisted for a week?

Our wait list is an automated system. Should a space become available, you will receive an email. You will have 48 hours from that email to register before the system offers that spot to the next person on the list. If you miss your spot you will need to re-register for the wait list.

Have additional questions?

Email: peconicdunescamp@cornell.edu

Please note our office is not consistently staffed right now. The best way to reach us is by email, with the nature of your inquiry in the subject line.

Registration Opens Jan 18th at 10:00 am!

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Contact

Brittany Emig
Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp Program Manager
bye3@cornell.edu

Last updated January 6, 2023