What is your telephone number?
Camp Office (315) 392-2081
(Off Season Days/Hours - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 4 pm)
2. What is
your fax number?
Camp Fax(315) 392-2028 (during the camp season ONLY)
3. What is
your mailing address?
Off Season Address
PO Box 132
Boonville, NY 13309
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
4. What is
your general email address?
5. What should
my camper bring?
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.
Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Flashlight,
NON-mesh Nylon laundry bag with camper's name, CLOSED toed shoes,
addressed envelopes & stamps to write home, Two beach
towels, Suitcase to lock up valuables, Sleeping bag or
Pillow & pillowcase, Towels & washcloths, Sneakers
or old shoes for hiking.
Soap, Shampoo, Tooth paste, Toothbrush,
Floss, Deodorant, Brush / Comb
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.
should my camper NOT bring?
NO AEROSOL CANS OF ANY KIND!!! (Ex. Deodorant, bug spray,
(if you bring these items they will be collected upon
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
NO FLIP FLOPS.
7. What are
the prices for summer camp?
Fees can be found
8. What are
the Dates for the Summer?
Dates can be found
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.
types of activities do you have?
Tennis, Softball, Archery, Volleyball,
Badminton, Basketball, Field hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse
Knee-boarding, Tubing, Kayaks, Giant inflatable climbing wall and slide,
Canoes, Row boats, Sailing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Paddle Boarding
Arts & crafts, Computer instruction,
Hiking & Biking, Overnight hike, Theater arts, Band,
Yoga, Library, Movies, Newspaper, Video program, Olympics,
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.
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.
13. What is
the daily schedule like?
You can view the Daily Schedule
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.
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.
camper has to leave camp early. What is the notification
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.
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
Campers are not allowed to withdraw cash unless it is for
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!
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.
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
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
Campers attending for three weeks will have their laundry
done twice at camp.
Please make sure they bring enough clothing to last one
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.
are the cabins like?
Campers are housed in cabins with twin beds & bunk
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
Please follow the link to the Medical Page, for more
22. Can I
visit my camper at Camp?
A large part of the camp learning experience is about
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.
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
24. What if
Cancellations / Refunds: If your plans change preventing
your child from attending camp, contact the camp
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.
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
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.
should I mail my camper?
Mail should be addressed to the camper at:
CAMPER'S NAME - CABIN NAME
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
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.
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