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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Nestled peacefully in the grandfathers of the Catskills are eighty rolling acres of a magical summer experience. A specialized faculty of educational professionals supervise all activities. In addition to recreation, academics, fine arts and sports, the schedule is filled with interesting workshops on forestry, backpacking, wilderness survival, frontier construction, first aid, and cooking, as well as peer counseling and creative writing. Credited academic courses are available under the auspices of Bay Ridge Preparatory School in New York City. The atmosphere is warm, positive, and professionally structured so that campers can achieve their potential and go home with fond memories. Come visit Universal Camping!! This unique program has been hailed by many children and parents alike as an outstanding experience. Campers who have come for a trial week have all stayed for the duration. That's right! The program has a 100% retention rate. That is why we are so willing to allow children to attend for only a week to introduce them to the camp.

The staff are well trained professionals (School administrators, licensed teachers, school psychologists, accomplished athletes and coaches, artists, dramatists, musicians, health professionals, and safety experts) who bring a great deal of experience and knowledge of camping and related fields to the program.

Sports clinics in Baseball, BAsketball, and Soccer for Beginners and Little Leaguers. Special Track Running program available with expert coaches and even guidance from experienced marathoners for beginners and advanced runners. Sports Psychology Workshop.

Elective enhanced swim training with stroke analysis for elementary and secondary school level skills training.

Fine Arts

  • Art: sketching, painting, photography
  • Drama: original skits and one act plays produced
  • Music: guitar lessons, paino, full drum set technique, recorder, band, chorus, voice
  • Creative Writing: fiction, non-fiction, screenplay, poetry, journalism

Martial Arts
Member of the World Martial Arts Association, Tae Kwon Do training, self-defense, zen philosophy elective, Wilderness Survival Elective - Introduction to hiking, backpacking, outdoor cooking, and overnight camping for beginners.

Health & Safety
Health education, Exercise physiology, Introduction to kinesiology, Wellness theory and practice, Self-regulation, Camping, Woodsmanship, Wilderness survival, Frontier carpentry, Country cooking.

Reading skills development & appreciation, Mathematics skills development, Advanced mathematics training, Inventive science, Ecology, Psychology: Junior leadership training (peer counselor certification), Workshops on multicultural issues, Great Books Literature. Learning Disabilities supportive mainstreaming program with a licensed, professional, psycho-educational team on site full time. Summer scholastic credits offered in high school subjects. International Education Program: Teachers available for international campers to leanr English as a Second Language as well as other languages like Spanish, Latin, and Ancient Greek etc. Full courses available extra upon request.