FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are answers to your most frequently asked questions, click on a question to find the answer.
If you have additional questions that were not addressed here, please contact us and we will be happy to answer them for you.
We look forward to hearing from you!

1. What is your telephone number?

2. What is your fax number?

3. What is your mailing address?

4. What is your general email address?

5. What should my camper bring?

6. What should my camper NOT bring?

7. What are the prices for summer camp?

8. What are the Dates for the Summer?

9. Do you have a scholarship program?

10. What types of activities do you have?

11. Can campers request roommates?

12. How are the campers divided by age?

13. What is the daily schedule like?

14. Do you have videos showing what your camp is like?

15. Can I call my camper during the week?

16. My camper has to leave camp early. What is the notification process?

17. What is and how much do I need for the Camp Store?

18. What will my child eat while at camp?

19. What about laundry?

20. What are the cabins like?

21. What about medication?

22. Can I visit my camper at Camp?

23. How does my camper get to camp and what is the departure protocol?

24. What if I cancel?

25. Where do we get our staff?

26. Do we go on Field trips?

27. How should I mail my camper?

28. What about Lost & Found?

Answers

1. What is your telephone number?
Camp Office (315) 392-2081
(Off Season Days/Hours - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 4 pm)

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2. What is your fax number?
Camp Fax(315) 392-2028 (during the camp season ONLY)

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3. What is your mailing address?
Off Season Address

Camp Turk
PO Box 132
Boonville, NY  13309 

Summer Address

Camp Turk,
6461 Round Lake Road,
Woodgate, NY 13494

Note: Please see the "How should I mail my camper?" section, if you
would like to send mail to your camper while they are at camp.

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4. What is your general email address?
Campturk@aol.com

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5. What should my camper bring?

Clothing
Pajamas, Bathrobe (if you have one), Underclothes (1 wk), Socks (1 wk), Shorts, Shirts (some long sleeve), Jeans,
Sweater or heavy jacket, Two swimsuits(Girls MUST be 1 piece)(Boys swim trunks only), Raincoat.

Other Items
Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Flashlight, NON-mesh Nylon laundry bag with camper's name, CLOSED toed shoes, Notebook, pen,
addressed envelopes & stamps to write home, Two beach towels, Suitcase to lock up valuables, Sleeping bag or blanket,
Pillow & pillowcase, Towels & washcloths, Sneakers or old shoes for hiking.


Toiletries
Soap, Shampoo, Tooth paste, Toothbrush, Floss, Deodorant, Brush / Comb


Optional Items
Disposable camera, Bed sheets (cannot be laundered at camp), Musical instrument (camp has some), Fishing rod and tackle (camp has some) Favorite baseball mitt, tennis racket, etc., Extra eye glasses, Swim goggles, Radio, Book.


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6. What should my camper NOT bring?

NO AEROSOL CANS OF ANY KIND!!! (Ex. Deodorant, bug spray, hairspray, perfume)
(if you bring these items they will be collected upon arrival)
All clothing and equipment must contain name or name tags, some of these articles will be laundered at camp and are easy to lose.
Sleeping bags are for bed use only. If you don't have one, a blanket will be good. The camp provides sleeping bags for overnight hikes.
DO NOT BRING VALUABLES TO CAMP - CD PLAYERS AND COMPUTER GAMES ARE EASY TO LOSE! DO NOT BRING ROLLER BLADES, SKATE BOARDS.
NO FLIP FLOPS.


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7. What are the prices for summer camp?
Fees can be found here.


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8. What are the Dates for the Summer?
Dates can be found here.


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9. Do you have a scholarship program?
Yes, we do. Camp Turk offers scholarships based on financial need. To receive an application please email us at CampTurk@aol.com or call (315) 392-2081. Applications are available January 1st. Deadline for all paperwork is May 1st.

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10. What types of activities do you have?

Field

Tennis, Softball, Archery, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Field hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse

Waterfront

Swimming, Water-skiing,Wake-boarding, Knee-boarding, Tubing, Kayaks, Giant inflatable climbing wall and slide,
Canoes, Row boats, Sailing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Paddle Boarding

Everything Else

Arts & crafts, Computer instruction, Hiking & Biking, Overnight hike, Theater arts, Band, Chorus, Aerobics
Yoga, Library, Movies, Newspaper, Video program, Olympics, Talent shows


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11. Can campers request roommates?
Yes, on the camp application they may request to room with ONE friend that is the same age. Room requests are not guaranteed, but we will do our best to meet your request.


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12. How are the campers divided by age?
The camp is split into 4 cabins. Topping holds the oldest campers, between 15-16.
The Ainsworth cabins are split into Ains I (14-15) and Ains II (13-14). The Allen cabin is split
between Allen Alpha (12-14) and Allen Gamma (12-13). The beckwith cabins are split into 3, Beck Alpha (11-12)
Beck Beta (10-11) and Beck Down (8-10). However these are only guidelines and can be altered if needed.


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13. What is the daily schedule like?
You can view the Daily Schedule here.


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14. Do you have videos showing what your camp is like?
Please visit the media section of our website to look at Pictures and Videos of camp.


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15. Can I call my camper during the week?

Telephone calls are NOT encouraged to or from the camper. Often a call to a camper may result in homesickness or a desire to leave earlier than scheduled. Camp is a great place for a child to grow as an individual.

Campers will be able to use the camp phones to make calls home (not friends, etc.) on Saturday & Sundays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. No phone calls will be made during the first week of camp.

Cell phones will be allowed at camp for the purpose of making phone calls home only on Saturday and Sundays. If you are bringing a cell phone for your child to call home, please bring phone and charger in a zip lock baggie with your child's name on both the phone and the charger or bring the phone already charged. It is difficult to charge everyone's phones and chargers sometimes get lost. Phones will be collected in the Recreation Hall during registration and kept in the camp office. Campers cannot hold on to their phones or have counselors hold their phones.

NOTE: T-MOBILE customers do not get service at camp and Verizon is limited.

NOTE: Campers are not required to call. They may be involved in activities or out of camp on a trip and forget to call. Please DO NOT use the office phone to call the campers if they do not call. This line is the only business / emergency outgoing line and should only be used only in case of an EMERGENCY. We will call you if there are any problems.


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16. My camper has to leave camp early. What is the notification process?
If your camper needs to leave early, please call the office and give the office
the time and day that you need to pick them up. That way your camper will be ready when you arrive.
You can also let us know when you check your campers in.


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17. What is and how much do I need for the Camp Store?
The camp store sells t-shirts, sweatshirts, candy, stamps, pens, post cards, stuffed animals,
jewelry, batteries, water, soda, slushies, popcorn, etc. (Sweatshirts & sweatpants cost approx. $30.00 each).

Campers spend an average of $30 per week in the store, NOT including trip money (see Field Trips) and clothing purchases.
Campers are not allowed to withdraw cash unless it is for the trip.

Please make sure campers have all the basic necessities, as it is very difficult for us to purchase items here.
ASK YOUR CHILD NOT TO GIVE MONEY TO THEIR COUNSELORS TO HOLD, they have no means of locking it up.
Make sure you discuss this information with your child so they are aware of how the store operates.

The store will be open on Registration days and pick up days. Canteen money must be deposited on registration day at the camp store. Cash, money order or credit cards, sorry no checks!


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18. What will my child eat while at camp?
Three appetizing, nutritious meals are prepared by a professional food service company.
Meals are served buffet style and are designed to be popular with children.
Please let Nurses and Food Service Manager know if there are any food allergies, etc.
If you have a gluten allergy you will be required to bring your own food.


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19. What about laundry?
Camp hires staff to do laundry.
No soap is needed from home. Your child must bring a NON-MESH, Nylon laundry bag with his/her name on it and also make sure their clothes are labeled.
Campers will be allowed one load of laundry per week. Remind them not to over stuff their bags.
Do not bring delicate clothing because their laundry will all be washed in one load.

Campers attending for one week will not have their laundry done at camp.
Please make sure they bring enough clothing to last the entire week.
If you and your child decide to extend their camping session, their laundry will be scheduled in.

Campers attending for two weeks will have their laundry done once at camp.
Please make sure they bring enough clothing to last one week.

Campers attending for three weeks will have their laundry done twice at camp.
Please make sure they bring enough clothing to last one week.

Camp provides sheets that are changed once a week.
Campers must bring a sleeping bag or blanket to put on their bed. These will NOT be laundered at camp.


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20. What are the cabins like?
Campers are housed in cabins with twin beds & bunk beds.

All cabins are solid wood and stone construction with their own showers & storage space (limited for each camper).

If we are filled to capacity, there are anywhere from 16 to 30 camper's per cabin. Camper's are bunked by age.

On the camp application they may request to room with one friend that is the same age.

For more information visit the accommodation section here.


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21. What about medication?
Please follow the link to the Medical Page, for more information here.


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22. Can I visit my camper at Camp?
A large part of the camp learning experience is about independence.
Camp is any opportunity for young people to see that they can do well on their own.

We do NOT have regular visiting days in camp. We do NOT encourage visits, they are very disruptive to the program.
If you must visit - call the camp office to notify us of the day and time at least one day in advance.
If there is a parent or someone who is not allowed to visit your child please
send us a note or give us a call so we can add this information to their file.

Boyfriends & girlfriends are NOT allowed to visit or sign campers out of camp.


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23. How does my camper get to camp?
Please see the Travel section of the Website
on details of how to get here and what to do when your camper departs.


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24. What if I cancel?
Cancellations / Refunds: If your plans change preventing your child from attending camp, contact the camp IMMEDIATELY.
NO REFUNDS will be issued to those who do not notify the camp by June 1st of a cancellation.

There is a $100.00 cancellation fee.


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25. Where do we get our staff?
Our staff are carefully selected from applicants from throughout the United States and all over the world.
We go through a rigorous screening and interview process to make sure that we hire only the best,
most qualified individuals to be a part of our Camp Turk family.


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26. Do we go on Field Trips?
The oldest group of campers (16 and possibly some 15 year olds) will be going on a field trip.
Campers must have $30 to cover admission costs and busing to the Enchanted Forest, Water Safari in Old Forge, NY.

Trip money should be deposited in their canteen accounts. We will withdraw this money prior to their first visit to the store
and keep it in a separate account so they don't accidentally spend it at the store.

Permission slips must be signed by parents in order to attend this trip. Permission slips will be signed on registration day. If a parent is not dropping off their child they will be contacted to get this signed.


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27. How should I mail my camper?
Mail should be addressed to the camper at:

CAMPER'S NAME - CABIN NAME
CAMP TURK
GENERAL DELIVERY
WOODGATE, NY 13494-9999

Please include the camper's name and complete cottage name on all mail, including email!

Mail is very important part of camp life; kids love getting letters. Please write a letter to your child before their departure to camp so there is mail waiting for them at the first mail call. Faxes and emails are handled as letters. We do not room the campers until a few days prior to their arrival. PLEASE DO NOT call for their cabin assignment. You can mail the first letter out without the cabin assignment on it.

Your child's letters home are important too. Help to insure a regular flow of letters by providing your camper with pre-addressed, stamped envelopes as well as additional envelopes and stamps.

Camp letters are sources of much amusement and pleasure. You will no doubt receive some "classics," worthy of framing and perhaps even distributing! It is also possible that you will receive a letter or two of a complaining nature, from either new or seasoned campers, as the kids adjust to new relationships each year. We resolve problems quickly, so the "old news" you receive days after the fact is almost certainly resolved and forgotten. Should anything you read cause real concern, please don't hesitate to call us. Your call will receive prompt attention.

When you write your letters to camp, remember the importance of being upbeat and motivational. Your words of encouragement will help them, as they set about achieving new skills and trying new things.

Outgoing mail leaves the camp each morning at 9:30 A.M. Incoming mail is distributed to campers during the rest period at 2:00 P.M.

Email: Campers will be allowed to email during their stay at camp. You can email them at their personal account or to CampTurkEmail@aol.com and put your child's name in the subject line (no photos please). Emails will be printed out and put in their mail boxes daily.


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28. What about Lost & Found?
Articles of clothing and any found items will be kept in our office. All of your items should be labeled. Make sure you check to see if your child has brought everything home as no one will be at the camp after August 16th , please call prior to this date.

All items will be returned COD.

All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity at the end of the camping season


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