Day Off/Time Off for Staff
There are 5 days off during the summer - they begin after the first week of camp and there are no days off during the last week of camp or on Visiting Day. Counselors are considered "off" before breakfast and may sleep late. However, the camper cabin will be noisy during and after reveille and this should be expected. Counselors are responsible for their bed and cubby area prior to inspection and prior to leaving for the day. Your day off ends at curfew.
Our office staff members will always help you coordinate your travel plans.
Stay at Camp
You can always spend the day working in camp. Want to paint a building? We'll even supply the equipment. (It was worth a try –- besides, think of the money you'd save!)
Honesdale is located about 20 minutes from camp. There are a variety of specialty shops, stores, restaurants and local attractions.
Middletown is about 60 minutes from camp. Middletown is a city with several large and attractive shopping malls. The malls are your best bet and have a good selection of movies.
Travel through Oneonta, NY, a quaint college town, worth seeing.
New York City
Time Off & On Duty
All counselors will have a few evenings each week from 9:30 until curfew to unwind. Two nights per week, every counselor takes an O.D. (“on-duty”) shift watching his/her bunk at night from the end of Evening Activity until counselor curfew. Additionally, the entire staff stays on camp every Saturday night for a staff meeting, staff party and a host of organized sporting events only for staff.
During time off counselors and other staff may use the camp facilities as long as that use does not interfere with ongoing camper activities. Waterfront facilities are available only when a qualified lifeguard is on duty. The Canteen (snack bar) is open everyday from 9:00 PM and 11:45 PM. We also provide a bus to Honesdale 6 nights/week for the staff at a cost of $3 roundtrip. In addition, on staff days off, we will do our best to reasonably accommodate staff needs for rides into and out of town. Information regarding camp transportation will be provided when you get to camp.