Camp Cherith provides a low camper-to-staff ratio with positive role models who have been well-trained and background checked. Our educationally sound, skill-based, instruction in a non-competitive atmosphere allows campers to experience a wide variety of traditional camp activities, develop social life skills, build lasting relationships and have FUN!
Campers are provided with three meals a day, beginning with dinner the day they arrive and ending with breakfast the day they depart. All menus are child-friendly, nutritionally approved and served fresh. Our salad bar is available at lunch or dinner each day. Peanut butter and jelly are available at each meal for campers who would prefer a sandwich. Accommodations can be made for campers with specific health issues.
- A Registered Nurse is on duty at all times. All medications will be kept in the infirmary. The camper will report to the Nurse when medications are needed. In the event that your child has a minor injury or illness that would cause them to miss normal camp activities for more than 6 hours, the camp nurse or designee will notify you by phone. If there is an emergency or any other issue that would require outside medical attention (Dr visit, clinic or ER) we will notify you immediately.
- Children that become ill will be monitored and isolated in the Infirmary under the supervision of the Camp Nurse, using procedures as stated above.
- Please notify CCWNY immediately should your child contract a communicable disease after his or her stay at camp.
- Fire drills are practiced weekly throughout the summer.
- If an injury, accident or illness occurs; our staff members are trained in basic First Aid procedures and many are certified in CPR. In addition to our weekly RN being on duty; we have several staff members trained in Responding to Emergencies. The local fire department, ambulance, and police department are within 3 miles of our camp and ready to respond if needed.
- Emergency Procedures for fire, forest fire, disaster, severe weather, lost camper, medical emergency, intruders, transportation and evacuation are established in writing and are available for review upon request.
American Camp Association Accredited
ACA Accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.
To learn more about ACA accreditation, see the American Camp Association's website