Basic Camp There's Nothing "Basic" About It!

Amity Acres Day Camp opens for summer on Monday, June 19, 2017, and runs for nine weeks through Friday, August 18, 2017. Day camp operates from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

There is no camp on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Campers should pack a lunch, snack and water bottle every day.

Basic Camp

All Weeks

It’s not basic; it’s extraordinary. Our traditional camp experience, features everything you would expect, including a wide variety of age appropriate fun and exciting activities, including arts and crafts, archery, boating,a teamwork/challenge course, zip line, climbing wall, nature hikes, swimming and more. Campers are empowered every day, giving them the chance to choose the activities they love the most.

Firefly Unit

All Weeks

Our youngest campers, ages 3 and 4, light up camp with their excitement and imagination. These young girls and boys spend time together enjoying age-appropriate activities, including swimming, every day!

Boys Unit

All Weeks

Boys at Amity Acres have their own unit that they named themselves – Shark Bait. Built for siblings, boys participate in the same activities as girls in basic camp, but they do it as part of their own unit.

Three-Night Stay

July 24-28

Attend a regular day of camp on Monday and return for an extended camp overnight Tuesday through Thursday. The program concludes at the end of camp on Friday.

Technology Camp

Multiple Weeks 

Campers spend a half day participating in traditional camp activities and a half day exploring their technological creativity.

Equestrian Programs

Multiple Weeks

Campers spend part of the day at off-site stables, minutes from camp, and the remainder of the day participating in traditional camp activities.

Camp Program Aide and Specialization

Multiple Weeks

During a two-week program, girls develop leadership abilities, focus on outdoor skills and learn how to mentor younger campers. During the one-week specialization program, girls choose one area of camp to focus their interest.

Why Amity Acres?

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Amity Acres Day Camp is a lot of fun. But, it's fun with a purpose. Through camp, children are exposed to ideas and information that will make a difference for the rest of their lives. It also teaches three basic, yet important skills.

Courage

Camp is a community unlike any other. Together, in what begins as an unfamiliar setting, campers find the courage within themselves to meet new people, make new friends, and bond together. Thereafter, camp becomes both familiar and comfortable; it's now the place they want to be.  As they make choices and direct projects, girls learn to work well with others, become self-reliant, and develop their leadership skills.

Confidence

For many campers, Amity Acres Day Camp is their first experience away from parents, away from home, and away from familiarity - even if only for a day. Camp becomes their safe haven, where they unleash their unlimited potential, and where they develop the confidence they need to face any challenge.

Character

Camp is the ultimate character-building experience. It is a safe place to learn individual responsibility, to become empowered and to take care of oneself. Though camp counselors certainly provide structure, guidance, and supervision, a camper is responsible for her actions throughout the day, while assuming responsibility for personal belongings and making budget conscious decisions at the camp store, often for the very first time.