Summer Day Camps
Camp Policies & Procedures: COVID-19
With camp starting just around the corner, there are a few items that we would like to share in preparation for the first day of camp. Please see the descriptions of these documents below:
New Castle Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 – This form is a required form for your child to attend the New Castle Day Camps this year. Please email/fax this prior to the start of camp to the Recreation Office
Camper Health Assessment Form – For the safety of all involved, campers and staff will be required to fill out and return this form before they enter the camp premise, where a temperature and wellness check will be taken. Every day following a temperature check will be taken and recorded, as well as a review of this form to ensure there has been no exposure or symptoms of COVID-19. Please return this form upon drop-off on the first day of camp. Camper’s will not be able to attend camp if this form is not returned or completed.
Camp COVID Symptoms Flow Chart – Provided by the Westchester County Department of Health, this document reviews the steps that will be taken should a camper or staff member display symptoms of COVID-19.
Camp COVID Positive Flow Chart – Provided by the Westchester County Department of Health, this document reviews the steps that will be taken should a camper or staff member be tested POSITIVE for COVID-19.
Hand Sanitizer Authorization Form- This form allows staff to distribute EPA approved hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be distributed between activities when hand washing in not available. Please return this form before or on the first day of camp.
Sunscreen Authorization Form – This form allows staff to help campers, in their group ONLY, apply SPRAY sunscreen if necessary. Staff will not be able to assist campers in applying lotion based sunscreen. Please return this form before or on the first day of camp.
Immunizations- Please be sure to send us a copy of your child’s immunization records BEFORE the start of camp if you have not done so already. These records are required by the Westchester County Department of Health and a child cannot begin camp until these forms are turned in.
Policies & Procedures- In this document, released last week, outline the policies & procedures due to COVID-19 that we will be implementing to make the camp as safe as possible this summer.
All policies and procedures included are taken from the NYS Department of Health Statewide Guidelines. These can be found here: https://forward.ny.gov/statewide-guidelines .
Please note that this is an ever-evolving situation. Any new or updated information will be sent out as soon as possible.
- What will the daily activities be like this year?
- What safety measures will be put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- What will camp be like at Amsterdam Park (Camp Adventure/OTG)?
- If I do not feel comfortable sending my child to camp, when is the latest I can request a refund without penalty?
- Are there CIT positions available?
2020 Camp Dates
July 13th-August 14th
- Session 1 will be July 13th to July 24th (two week session)
- Session 2 will be July 27th to August 14th (three week session)
- Full camp session will be July 13th to August 14th (five week session)
- You WILL be required to submit a copy of your child’s immunizations from their doctor before registration is considered complete.
(Starting Monday, June 8th at 10:00 AM)
Tots Camp is a Town of New Castle summer tradition for ages 3 to 5 years old. This camp offers children their first glimpse into camp while still having structure to each day. Arts and Crafts, Sports, Water Play, Music, and exciting entertainers make this camp a perfect fit for little ones! Ages 3 to 5 years old
Camp Adventure is a Town of New Castle summer tradition for grades 1-4. Campers get to enjoy art, swimming, sports, entertainers, and theme days in an exciting, fun atmosphere. Grades 1st – 4th
On The Go is for campers in grades 5-8 (entering Fall 2020) who are looking for an active summer of fun with friends. While we may not be travelling this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are still excited for another great summer! The "On the Go" program will merge with our Camp Adventure team to create an exciting summer full of traditional camp activites!
Grades 9th – 10th The New Castle CIT program is for campers entering in 9th and 10th grades and are not yet 16 years old. CITS will be assigned to Camp Adventure or Tots Camp and work along side camp counselors to gain experience in working with younger children in a camp setting. CITS will be given preference for future counselor jobs.
A 5-week program, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 1:30pm, for children with a special interest in art. The program is focused around a theme, which is explored thought multi-media art projects, stories, and games. Daily playground and outdoor activities are included. Participants must bring a non-perishable lunch. Ages 4 to 7 years old