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Pok-O-MacCready Camps

Pok-O-MacCready Camps

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What we're all about...

Grounded in a century of tradition, Pok-O-MacCready fosters personal growth for children by empowering them to achieve independence, create lifelong friendships, and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world in the Adirondacks and beyond.

Among the 40+ activities offered are: hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, blacksmithing, mountain biking, sailing, sports, swimming, and creative arts. Its location in the Adirondack Park gives it access to hundreds of miles of trails and rivers for both day and overnight trips. Facilities available to every camper include an early 19th Century working farm, an indoor rock climbing center, tennis and basketball courts, a street hockey complex, modern horse stables, ball fields, swimming and boating docks, and rustic cabins tucked into the fields and forest. A screen-free, nature-filled setting and small cabin groups promote social growth and conflict resolution.

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Contact us

Pok-O-MacCready Camps

Brian DeGroat

5189637656

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Our camp address

Pok-O-MacCready Camps

1391 Reber Road

Willsboro

NY

12996

Founded:

1905

Type:

Day & Overnight

Age Range:

6-16

Campers:

All Genders

Lodging:

Cabins and Lodges

Capacity:

220

Accreditation

Accredited by the American Camp Association since 1957

What we offer...

Activities

BIG Games, Sailing, Horseback Riding, Swimming, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Blacksmithing, Pottery, Canoeing, Team-Building, Mountain Biking, Theater, Arts and Crafts, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Street Hockey,

Cost & Sessions

2 Weeks - $3700
3 Weeks - $5400
4 Weeks - $7300
7 Weeks - $9400
Scholarship available

Camp Q&A

How do we screen staff?

Staff are selected through a rigorous process which includes a multi-point application, an interview, reference checks, and criminal background checks on state and national databases.

Ratio of campers to staff?

3:1

What are our safety & security policies?

How do we handle disciplinary issues?

What medical resources are available?

We have three Registered Nurses on staff, with either school or emergency room experience. They work under doctor's orders from a local physician, and work closely with the local Department of Health. We maintain multiple AEDs on site, and are within a 10 minute drive of the Emergency Rescue Squad. There are two hospitals within 30 minutes of camp. Every staff member receives CPR training, and 60% of staff are Wilderness First Aid certified.

What's our typical daily schedule?

7AM - Wake Up
7:30 - Breakfast
8:15 - Cabin Clean Up (Inspection)
9:10 Activity Period 1
10:20 - Activity Period 2
11:30 - Activity Period 3
12: 30 - Lunch
1:30 - Rest Hour
2:45 - Afternoon Activity
5:00 - Free Swim
6:00 - Dinner
7:15 - Evening Activity
8:30-10 Lights Out (Progressively later for older campers)

How do we help campers with homesickness?

There are a lot of emotions that go along with being away from home. We try to build emotional and social supports to help campers process those feelings while also experiencing all the fun and joy that comes with camp. Cabin and age groups participate in team building and bonding activities, and are quickly engaged in fun games and predictable routines.

What percentage of campers return to camp?

80%

What kind of food is served?

Kid friendly, balanced meals, with as much local produce as possible! Campers with food allergies and restrictions are provided with appropriate alternatives when needed, after careful communication with our Health Team and Kitchen Director.

Can parents visit camp?

Everyone is welcome to tour camp outside of the summer season, and we hold a special family visiting day in the middle of camp.

How do campers communicate with parents?

Communication options include: Traditional letters, phone calls (after 5 days), and parent email-to-fax-to-written-to-email notes through Bunk1. Cell phones, tablets, and electronic devices of any kind are not allowed at camp.

Are references available?

Absolutely! Contact the Director of recruiting and they will put you in touch with families.

What's our policy regarding phones and digital devices?

There is a time and place for phones, and camp is not one of those.

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes, we partner with the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation to help families who need financial assistance.