Welcome to Day Camp In The Park

SINCE 1979 DAY CAMP IN THE PARK HAS BEEN PROVIDING AN AMAZING TRADITIONAL SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE FOR CAMPERS FROM MANHATTAN, ROCKLAND COUNTY, BERGEN COUNTY, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, AND ORANGE COUNTY. DAY CAMP IN THE PARK IS LOCATED ON MAGNIFICENT LAKE TIORATI WITH 500+ MAJESTIC ACRES OF FORESTED PARKLAND IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE AT EXIT 16 OF THE PALISADES PARKWAY.

Nursery

4-5-year-old boys and girls | This group has a 2:1 camper to counselor ratio and has a schedule that is tailored to introduce them to multiple new activities in a safe and fun environment.

Girls

6-13 years old | Our girl group are split so there is typically one group per grade with approximately 15 girls. All girls groups through 11 years old have Swim Instruction scheduled every morning, with optional instruction for 12 and 13-year-olds.

Boys

6-13 years old
Our boys' group are split so there is typically one group per grade with approximately 15 boys. All boys groups through 11 years old have Swim Instruction scheduled every morning, with optional instruction for 12 and 13-year-olds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is Day Camp In The Park?

OUR CAMP IS LOCATED OFF EXIT 16 OF THE PALISADES PARKWAY ON MAGNIFICENT, LAKE TIORATI. WE ARE 15 MINUTES FROM CLARKSTOWN, AND 35 MINUTES FROM THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE.

What Are Your Hours?

CAMP RUNS FROM APPROXIMATELY 9:00AM TO 4:00PM

What Is Your Ratio Of Campers To Counselors?

MOST GROUPS ARE LED BY CERTIFIED TEACHERS AND THEY HAVE TWO ASSISTANT COUNSELORS AND TWO CIT’S (9TH OR 10TH GRADERS). THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 15 CHILDREN PER GROUP.

 

How Will My Child Be Placed In A Group

CHILDREN ARE PLACED BY AGE, GRADE, AND SEX.
THE NURSERY (FOUR AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS) IS COED.

What Does The Price Include?

DOOR TO DOOR TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED IN ALMOST EVERY CASE. HOT LUNCH IS AN ADDITIONAL FEE. ALL LUNCHES ARE REFRIGERATED AND ALL CHILDREN ARE GIVEN LEMONADE AND ICE CREAM/ICES EACH DAY.

What Should My Child Bring To Camp?

A TOWEL, BATHING SUIT, WEARING SNEAKERS, SUNTAN LOTION AND A SWEATSHIRT FOR A COLD, RAINY DAY SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO CAMP EACH DAY. SOMETIMES, CHILDREN LIKE TO BRING TWO BATHING SUITS, DEPENDING UPON THE WEATHER.

What Is The Percentage Of Returning Campers And Staff To Camp?

90% OF SENIOR STAFF RETURNS EACH YEAR AND APPROXIMATELY 70% OF OUR CAMPERS RETURN TO CAMP EACH YEAR.

What Happens If My Child Is Not An Athlete?

NO ONE IS FORCED TO DO ANY ACTIVITY AT CAMP. WE OFFER MANY CHOICES, SOMETIMES, WITHIN EACH PERIOD FOR OUR CAMPERS. OUR INCREDIBLE ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES (FROM SAILING TO SKATEBOARDING, ART TO ARCHERY) OFFERS PROGRAMS FOR EACH TYPE OF INDIVIDUAL.

What Do You Teach At Camp?

OUR LICENSED PROFESSIONALS TEACH SWIMMING, SOFTBALL, BASKETBALL, BOATING, KARATE, GYMNASTICS, SOCCER, TENNIS, SKATEBOARDING, ARTS & CRAFTS, CERAMICS, WOODWORKING, ARCHERY, DRAMA, AND MUSIC.

Who Provides For My Child If She Becomes Sick OR Ill?

A LICENSED SCHOOL NURSE IS ON STAFF TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CHILDREN.

Where Do Most Of Your Campers Come From?

45% ARE FROM MANHATTAN
40% ARE FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY
15% ARE FROM WESTCHESTER, BERGEN, AND ORANGE COUNTIES.

What Happens If My Child Is Having A Problem At Camp?

IN ALMOST ALL CASES A LICENSED TEACHER DIRECTS EACH GROUP.
WE EMPLOY SOCIAL WORKERS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS TO HELP REMEDIATE A SITUATION IF NECESSARY.

Can Parents Visit DCITP?

PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO VISIT. WE JUST ASK THAT YOU CALL FIRST.

What Makes DCITP Different?

LICENSED TEACHERS DIRECT EACH GROUP.
OUR CAMP IS A 500 ACRE NATURE PRESERVE WITH OUR OWN WATERPARK AND INCREDIBLE BOATING CENTER. WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLY, DIVERSE PROGRAM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALMOST ALL CHILDREN.

Who Directs DCITP?

KEN GLOTZER STARTED DCITP 38 YEARS AGO. HE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PREVIOUS TO STARTING DCITP HELPED TO CREATE AND DIRECT RAMAQUOIS DAY CAMP AND THE RCC SPORTS ACADEMY. KEN ALSO CREATED THE ONLY MASTERS PROGRAM FOR CAMP ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION AND TOURO COLLEGE. HE’S ALSO THE AUTHOR OF A BOOK CALLED “THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE CAMP”. KEN RECENTLY RETIRED FROM THE CLARKSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE HE TAUGHT SOCIAL STUDIES FOR OVER 30 YEARS, IN ADDITION TO SERVING AS DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON OF THE SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT AT CLARKSTOWN HIGHSCHOOL SOUTH.
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