If you think your little one is too little for Hampton Country Day Camp, think again! Our Stepping Stones Program is specifically tailored for our campers’ aged 2 ½ to 4 yrs old. While you may think it’s too early to be packing your child off for the day, you may not be aware of the many benefits that our Stepping Stones Summer Program offers:
(Isabella on the left, donates her hair!)
One of our campers has been doing such an incredible, selfless act, that we wanted to share this with our camp community. Isabella has been donating her hair, 2 years in a row so far, to Locks of Love. The first time she was only 4 years old!
Isabella’s mother explains:
When Isabella first donated her hair, she had one brother, Alexander. By the time she donated her hair again, her second brother Patrick had been born. We are a happy family of 5 and we live in Key Biscayne, FL.
The TLC Foundation for Children (supported by Hampton Country Day Camp, along with our sister camps Timber Lake Camp, Timber Lake West, Tyler Hill Camp, North Shore Day Camp & School, Southampton Racquet Club & Camp, its full-time employees and the Jacobs Family) is dedicated to promoting the health, education, welfare and betterment of children throughout the world.
This week we touch base with a trio of siblings to find out what they love most about their summers at HCDC!
Hi – I’m Max! I’m the “big brother” and all three of us go to Hampton Country Day Camp! My sister’s name is Dani and my little brother’s name is Alex. We live in NYC with our mom and dad and our basset hound Sydney.
I love playing sports. Baseball is my favorite but I also like to play basketball too. I am a HUGE sports fan and love watching the Yankees, Knicks and Giants games whenever I can. I love going on family vacations and we went to Grand Cayman and Florida this year. It was so much fun swimming with the stingrays in the Grand Cayman. A little scary, but it was amazing!
Hi – My name is Bari (in the middle with the yellow fuzzy hat!) and I grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey with two brothers – one of who works at HCDC with me! I have been going to summer camp my whole life. I recently received my Masters in Elementary and Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and I currently teach at PS 276 in Lower Manhattan during the school year.
For many of us in the camp community, the Tri-State Camp Conference is the big event that signals that camp is right around the corner. It’s an opportunity to meet and share information and trends that we are seeing for the upcoming summer and always encourages each of us as camp professionals to learn together and broaden our skills.
The conference had over 150 educational sessions with something for everyone: owners, directors, head counselors, program heads, support staff, volunteers, board members, as well as teachers, after-school programmers and other youth development professionals.
At Hampton Country Day Camp, our campers have a blast in our Wonderworks club activity – Wonderworks means experiments, artistic creations and, oh, so much fun! We love making Gak in camp, so we figured why not have you try it at home? Here’s our Gak recipe, so now you can create some of the fun of Hampton Country Day Camp right in your very own home!
In 1965, the American Camp Association (ACA) National Board of Directors established a means of paying tribute to those who make an extraordinary contribution to the advancement of the camp movement in the United States and who have played an important role in creating today’s association. Six recognition awards are presented annually at the ACA National Conference: the Distinguished Service Award, the Hedley S. Dimock Award, The Jack Weiner Award, the Honor Award, the Service Award, and the Special Recognition Award.
It is with great excitement that we introduce our camp families to our “graduate program” for Athletes and Artists 11-15 years old – Hampton Sports and Arts!
We’re excited to let you know that we have added some exciting activities to the program for the upcoming summer! Our brand new “FUN ON THE FLY” program provides the opportunity for participants to go SURFING, SAILING, HORSEBACK RIDING, KAYAKING, GOLFING, PADDLE BOARDING, and much more!
Gabrielle’s Favorites Hobbies: cooking, swimming & art.
Lyla’s Favorite Hobbies: tennis, piano & swimming.
Gabrielle and Lyla are from New York City and are very excited to return to Hampton Country Day Camp this summer. They’re enjoying their last year of nursery school and will start Kindergarten after the summer.