Welcome to Camp Harbor

Dear Camp Families,

My name is April Bier, and I have been a part of the Harbor Country Day School staff for the past five years. I am pleased to announce that I will be taking over as the Director of Summer Programs for the 2018 camp season! As a member of the school staff, I have gained an appreciation for the camp’s engaging programs and its dedicated staff, but that’s not the only reason that I took this job. I, like you, am a camp parent, and I have been for a few years now. After seeing what the camp has done for my children, I am committed to giving your children the same summer experience that mine have had. I would like to share with you a few things I have seen in my time as a camp parent.

Last year, my daughter was in the 6/8 group. In her time at camp last year and in the years prior, she has made meaningful friendships with children that she wouldn’t have met otherwise. She is now entering the CIT Program, and she envisions a day when she and her “camp friends” will work together as counselors for the program. These friendships don’t end on August 10th, either. My daughter and her friends communicate often, and make time to meet up with each other despite attending different schools. And when summer comes around again, it’s almost as if they never left.

The teachers and counselors at Harbor are invested in the program and the growth and well-being of the campers. All of the head counselors are certified New York State teachers, so they have experience in addressing the social and emotional needs of each camper. My daughter has come to camp each year and tried new sports, different musical instruments and explored new found interests in art and science. This wouldn’t have been possible without the comfortable, nurturing environment fostered at Camp Harbor.

I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself and share my story with you. I want you to know that I am committed to continuing the growth of the Camp Harbor program and giving your kids a fun summer experience. I understand that sending your child to camp can be a bit unnerving, so if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. I hope you’ll join us for the 2018 camp season.

Sincerely,

April Bier
Director of Summer Programs
631-584-5555
abier@hcdsny.org


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2018 Calendar

Our 2018 Camp Calendar can be found here. Please be aware, the dates and activities are subject to change, whether it be for scheduling conflicts or bad weather. The calendar includes trips, dress up days, special events, and contests. Campers enrolled in the Mini Day Program may not experience everything on the calendar, so please contact the office for more information. Also, we are hoping to add a few more special events and contests in the coming months, so please feel free to refer to the calendar again as we move closer to the start of camp.

Early Bird Discount

For those that register and pay in full before May 1st, 2018, you will receive a $10 per week per child discount. If you have any questions about our discounts, please feel free to contact the camp office at 631-584-5555 or send an email to abier@hcdsny.org or cwright@hcdsny.org.

Workshop Changes

The last few years we have had a number of questions about the structure of our workshop program and how it interferes with our Red Cross swim instruction. For the second year in a row, workshops will be held before and after camp. Our AM workshops will run from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and our PM workshops will run from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Please check back to view the Workshop and Trailblazer Programs for the 2018 camp season.

Online Registration

Register online for a quick, simple way to reserve your spot for the summer before they fill up. Just fill out the online form and pay your registration fee. Once we’ve received the form, we’ll confirm your selections, and send you the remaining balance. Check out the Online Registration Form.

Parent Referral Program

We would like to reward our Harbor parents for spreading the word about our excellent program. This year through our Parent Referral Program, every Camp Harbor Parent who refers a new camper to our program will be rewarded with a $50 credit towards his/her bill.