Camp Philosophy

 

We strive to provide campers with a varied and wholesome camping experience through a broad range of programs and outdoor experiences designed specifically for each age group.

Location

 

Our day camp is located within beautiful Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park- 201 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY. There are two camps located on the Mt. Lakes grounds. We are located on the second camp ground (Camp Hemlock), just passed Camp Morty. 

Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park is a Westchester County Park. View more about Mt. Lakes Park here.

 

Programs for Pre-K and up

Parent Reviews:

"We had a fabulous time this year as usual! We didn't know what to expect with the CIT program and that also exceeded expectations as well!."

-Julie
August 26, 2019

"Great camp that keeps the kids outside all day."

-"Parent of one"
August 27, 2019

"This was my child's 7th year and he still loves it!"

-Karen
August 15, 2018

"My kids had a great time. Thank you so much. Cannot wait for next year. We so appreciate having an awesome camp that we can afford."

-Natalie
August 8, 2017

"The Camp is a great service offered by the town and a fun place for kids!"

-"Mom of two"
August 9, 2017

"North Salem camp is a unique and amazing experience we can give to our kids! It should be respected and treated as the gem that it is! Thank you all!!!

-Catherine​
August 9, 2017

PROGRAMS

Day Camp

Program

Entering Kindergarten - 7th grade in Fall 2020

Program runs 9am-3pm. Our day camp program is for campers entering Kindergarten in Fall of 2020 through campers entering 7th grade in Fall of 2020. We have a variety of programs for every age. Each group will follow a schedule that changes daily. Each day is broken into six periods of 40 minutes each. All groups are scheduled for one lunch period and one swim period every day, along with a rotation of special events and activities. See activities here.

CIT

Program

Entering 8th grade in Fall 2020 until 15 years old

Certification program runs 8:30am-3:30pm. The CIT Certification program is for those entering 8th grade in the Fall of 2020 until the age of 15. See full program details here.

Junior 

Counselor

15 years of age until high school graduation

Individuals may apply to be a Junior Counselor with a camp group or with a speciality activity. Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm. See more information on how to apply here. Individuals MUST be 15 years old by the last day of camp to be considered for the position.

Pre - K

Program

Entering Kindergarten

in Fall 2021

The Pre-K Program runs 9am-3pm. In order to enroll in the program, campers must be entering their last year of preschool in the Fall of 2020 and will attend Kindergarten in Fall of 2021. Campers must be fully potty-trained.

 

The group schedule usually consists of 3 active activities a day (water play, nature, games, yoga, sports, dance, music) plus 3 quiet activities (playtime, story time, arts and crafts, snack time, etc.) We also have many special programs that visit camp- pony rides, petting zoo, nature programs, music programs, a DJ, etc. See all activities here.

 

The Pre-K cabin is fully stocked with activities - it has toys of all kinds, books, crafts, outdoor play equipment and more! Campers eat lunch in their cabin, separate from the older campers.

 

Our PreK group does not swim in the big pool. They have a kiddie pool and water toys/sprinklers at their cabin. The last week of camp, the pre-k campers take a "field trip" to visit and try out the big pool so they can see where they will be swimming next summer.

Bus

Transportation

Available for an additional fee

Riders must be at least 4 years old.

Bus service available for an additional fee of $180 per rider, space limited. TENTATIVE: Bus stops to include - Somers Middle School, Purdy's Field, John Jay School, Increase Miller Elementary School, Pequenakonck Elementary School, Katonah Commuter Lot, Joe Bohrdrum Park.

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Call us: Year-Round Phone - (914)669-5665 / Summer Phone - (914)669-8758

Email us: camp@northsalemny.org

Recreation Dept. Office: 270 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560

Camp location: Camp Hemlock, Sal J. Prezioso Mt. Lakes Park, 201 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY 10560