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Information for Camp Attendees

Parent/Camper Handbook

Camp staff have created a handbook (PDF, 488 KB) that we hope answers many of the questions that parents and campers have about DEC summer camp. Please review the handbook and contact us if you have any additional questions. After registering your camper for this season you will receive a copy of the handbook with your registration confirmation email. Please save it and refer to as the summer approaches.

Operating Hours

Check-in for camp is between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Sunday.
Camper pickup and closing ceremony is at 4:30 PM on Friday.

Forms and Handouts

These are the camper forms which are available during the registration process. They need to be completed online two weeks before your child attends camp:

  • Camper Medical History
  • Cabin Mate Request
  • Model Consent
  • Counselor Letter
  • Camper Custody
  • Dear Counselor letter
  • Camper T-Shirt
  • Off-site swimming waiver
  • Permission to Shoot waiver
  • Accommodation Request
  • Health Care Provider (Please Note: this must be printed off and signed by your child's physician Prior to coming to camp) You can find this form in the "document center" on your account page. It is also attached as a PDF in your reservation confirmation email.

All the camper forms are available on DEC's online registration website in the "Document Center". All forms must be filled out before you arrive at camp. A camper with incomplete forms may not be able to stay at camp.

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