In the fall of 1990 a group of eight campers and a dozen volunteers spent a weekend in tents, and Camp STRIDE was born. The success of the skiing program paved the way for a warm-weather activity, and the camping trips have been hugely popular ever since.
Currently, camping comprises four separate weekend trips each summer at both Thompson's Lakeand Moreau Lake, and includes as many as 40-50 campers and volunteers in a single weekend. Weekends are chosen for June, July, August, and September.
Campers register in advance with the Camp Director after having an application on file at the STRIDE office. Weekend trips at these NY State Parks include fun activities such as archery, beach activities, swimming, canoeing, sailing, volleyball, ghost stories and food? lots of food!
Children supply their own sleeping bag, flashlight, and wardrobe for the weekend, while STRIDE volunteers are paired one to one with each camper. All tents and camping gear are provided by STRIDE. Parents drop off their child Friday after work hours to the nurturing care of our volunteer staff, and pick them up on Sunday afternoons. We fully believe in promoting independence for the children while providing respite for families.
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