Camp Sights has been published for our campers and their families for the past 25 years.This is the first time that it has been online and we hope that our community enjoys the good news coming from Peekskill Day Camp. The camp is part of the City of Peekskill's Recreation Department. For more information about camp, please call 914 734-7275
Welcome to Summer 2012
We have great plans for the summer! We have been able to put together a terrific staff and have filled the calendar with activities and events, which we are sure you will find exciting.
Parents dropping off campers should use the Union Ave. rear parking lot and walk their children into the Cafeteria.
Campers who are being picked up after camp will be held in the cafeteria until parents come in to get them. Parents MUST park in the parking lot and not in the Fire Lane.
If you are picking your child up during the day, use the Union Ave. rear parking lot, enter the building and follow signs to the Day Camp Office.
Walkers will be dismissed at the same time other campers are being sent to board buses.
For campers taking the bus – please make sure these campers know their bus number, bus driver and bus stop.
Parents of young children must meet their children at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled stop time. If no parent is present, campers will be returned to camp and parents will be contacted and expected to come and get their child.
In addition to the regular bus stops we will be picking up from Swim Lessons.
Introducing the Staff
Director: Jim Tosto
Assistant Directors: Dawn Tosto and Mike DeBenedictis
Registrar/Transportation: Maria Gordineer
Group 1 Myrna Marrero
Group 2 Eileen Lepore
Group 3 Lauren Marrero
Group 4 Lee Curtis
Group 5 Robert Pagan
Group 6 Malika Hunt
Group 7 Tim Moseley
Group 8 Ashley Noda
Group 9 Kiera Bell
Group 10 Kara Lyon
Arts & Crafts (Groups 1-10) Lillian Cruz
Game Room (Groups 1-10) Lou Ferraioli
Music (Groups 1-4) Jozette Van Tassle
Gym (Groups 1-4) Cathy DeCrenza
Outdoor Gym (Groups 5-10) Alicia Smith
Indoor Gym (Groups 5-10) Matt Vinton
Archery (Groups 5-10) Bob Brombeck
Nature (Groups 5-10) Alexis DiNota
Tennis (Groups 5-10) Elijah Azim
Older campers in Groups 8-10 will be swimming from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Campers in Groups 5-7 will be swimming from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and campers in Groups 1-4 will be using the wading pool from 12:00 to 1:00. To ensure that campers maximize their time in the pool and not in the locker rooms, we ask that campers come to camp with their swimsuits under their clothing. (Groups 1-4 swim Monday – Wednesday; Groups 5-10 swim Monday – Thursday).
We will again be conducting swimming tests for all campers in Groups 5-10 wishing to use the big pool. The Waterfront Director has set standards regarding criteria for the different levels of pool use in accordance with the Department of Health regulations. We will again be utilizing a “Buddy System” with campers to ensure the safety of campers in the pool area. We would appreciate your cooperation in helping us reinforce these guidelines.
We will be returning to the Paramount Theater this year for our Thursday afternoon shows. We are privileged to be able to use this wonderful theatre, and as everywhere we go, we expect our campers to act appropriately in the Paramount. This year our first show is our all-time favorite, Ned Gelfars!
This Friday we’ll be cruising up the Hudson on the Commander. Campers should bring their lunch in a plastic bag (No lunch boxes or backpacks please). Campers may bring money for snacks. We will be back in time for a regular 3:00 dismissal.
Returning lost items is much easier if items have campers’ names on them. Please write your child’s name on lunch boxes, towels, and anything else you think may be misplaced. We do maintain a lost and found collection which parents are welcomed to come in and peruse at their leisure.
Tim Warn will be our nurse this summer. While our nurse provides our children with great care, he can only provide appropriate care if he has appropriate and accurate information. Please make sure that you return all medical forms filled out correctly. Also, please contact the Medical Office if your child has a special medical condition we should know about. You can call Tim directly at 739-0093, ext. 235.
Positive Behavior In Camp – That’s what we expect from all of our campers and staff. We have 3 Rules – Be Safe – Be Responsible – Be Respectful. If everyone’s behavior conforms to these rules, camp will be a great place for learning, growing, and having fun. Parents, it’s important that you talk to your children about these rules and how to follow them.
Wear to Camp – Sneakers, clothing for active play in hot weather
Bring to Camp – Bathing suit, towel, lunch, and a drink
Don’t bring to Camp – Valuable toys, games, music players, money, or weapons (real or fake)
Remember, Day Camp is not responsible for cell phones, I pods and other expensive items.