A walk through the meadow

A walk through the meadow

  • What is your refund policy? There is a NO REFUND POLICY unless another camper from the waiting list can fill the vacancy. There is a $100 processing fee for the cancellation.
  • Do the kids ride the horses? There is no horseback riding at camp.
  • Will there be swimming at camp? There is no swimming. 
  • What do you do about poison ivy and ticks? The walks are on paths which are free of poison ivy, but kids are kids. At the end of each nature walk the children wash their exposed body parts with soap and water. I would suggest a body check at the end of the day for ticks.
  • Do you supply insect repellant or sunscreen? No. If you want your child to use either, please apply it before camp or send it with your child (labeled with their name) and instruct them how to apply it. Be sure to mention it to their counselor.
  • Is there camp over July 4th? Yes, if you sign up for camp and your child does not attend the tuition is not pro-rated.
Rainy days are fun!

Rainy days are fun!

cooling off in Stony Brook

cooling off in Stony Brook

  • How do I register? Forms may be downloaded from this website from the registration page.  Your child's space will be reserved when payment in full is received. All forms must be completed prior to the first day of camp.
  • What type of medical forms need to be completed? To register for camp, parents are required to fill out a simple health history form that also includes a parent authorization form. Please note: this form does NOT need to be completed by a physician. In addition, please include an immunization record which can be faxed to 609-737-3116 or emailed to melitawright@gmail.com. 
  • Is lunch and snack served during the day? Camp does not provide lunch. All lunches go in a refrigerator, so there's no need to pack it in an insulated bag. We provide an afternoon snack and drinks all day.
  • What do you do in extreme heat? The counselors are trained in recognizing symptoms of overheating. The campers are encouraged drink water frequently from the reusable water bottle that the camp provides. We adjust our activities according to the weather. In extreme heat, we can cool off in sprinklers, play on a slip n' slide, play in the shaded area of Stony Brook, we might have a water balloon fight, or bob for apples. It's amazing what creative games the kids come up with when there is no pool! The children learn that trees are natures air conditioners!
  • Is there a camp out? THERE IS NO CAMP OUT.
  • What should my child bring to camp? Children should bring a lunch, an extra change of clothes, a bathing suit, towel and shoes appropriate for playing in Stony Brook. Children should wear play clothes and shoes for active play. No sandals.  All belongings should come to camp packed in a backpack. Please label everything. Your child should be encouraged to help pack so that they can recognize their belongings at camp.  Siblings should each have their own backpacks.
  • What do you do in case of rain? Camp operates rain or shine! As long as there is no lightning and thunder , we play in the rain! Summer rains provide unique experiences for the children and a great way for the kids to cool down in the the hot New Jersey summers! In the case of lightening we will be safe in the art barn.
  • What is the camper to staff ratio? The appeal of Lucky Dog is that it is small and intimate. There are only 45 campers. The campers are split into 3 groups of 12-15 campers with 3 counselors in each group. All counselors are over 16.
  • Do you offer extended care before or after camp ? The camp does not provide extended care, but many of the counselors would be willing to earn a little extra money by coming to camp early and staying late. This can be arranged through the director.