Welcoming First-Time Campers
New campers quickly feel at home at Schodack. It’s a special atmosphere. Here’s why…
Our warm, family environment attracts a particularly friendly, down-to-earth type of camper. This promotes a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere for new campers.
Big Brother / Big Sister Friendship
First-time campers have a “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” who contacts them before camp and becomes another special friend throughout the summer.
Intentional Bunk Placement
Your child’s cabin and bed placement are very important to us so we spend two months carefully assigning every camper to a specific group, a specific cabin and a specific bed in order to give them the optimal camp experience. Much time is spent discussing what you have told us about your child. We unpack all your child’s clothes, label the cubbies, decorate the bunk, and make the bed so he/she will feel very reassured and comfortable on arrival at camp.
Frequent Parent Updates
Within the first three days of camp, you’ll receive an update from your child’s Division Head on how your child is adapting to camp. Campers phone home twice during the First Session and twice during the Second Session so you are always “in the loop,” and we welcome parent “check in” phone calls anytime!