Opening Day- Thursday, June, 29, 2017
Closed- Monday July 3, 2017 & Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Closing Day Thursday, August 24, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the tuition?
Relax, it's your summer too! You'll be glad to know that at Crestwood we take care of everything. We offer an all-inclusive tuition, which includes door-to-door transportation, lunch, snacks, camp t-shirt, towel service, all activities, equipment, and all trips.
What are the camp hours?
For those enrolled in our Full Day program, buses generally arrive at Crestwood between 8:50 AM and 9:10 AM. Afternoon buses depart at 4:00 PM. We have a Mini Day (9:00 AM to 12:45 PM) for 2-3 year olds or a Junior Day (9:00 AM to 2:30 PM) for 3 and 4 year olds. Campers who are 2 1/2 years of age and older are eligible for our full day program.
What happens if it rains?
The fun never stops at Crestwood, even when it rains. For children entering Kindergarten thru sixth grade, a rainy day brings the excitement of a half day trip. We contract with local venues including Bowlmor Lanes (formerlly 300 Long Island Bowling), Skate Safe and Sportime to have exclusive use for our campers on rainy days. Parents can check our website every morning (usually by 7:30 AM) to see where campers will be going on a rainy day. In addition, Crestwood has an indoor air-conditioned gymnasium and an abundance of indoor facilities. Each of our five large school buildings house numerous air-conditioned classrooms which can be used for a variety of fun specialist-led and group-led activities. Many of our other activities including all crafts, nature and dance take place under covered shelters.
What type of first aid is available?
Crestwood has three nurses on staff every day of the summer. In addition, our entire Administrative staff and all Trip leaders are certified in Level 3 First Aid and CPR. All of our Administrators and Bus Counselors are epipen certified. Our entire staff is trained on how to respond to injuries, illnesses or emergencies. Our nurses are available to speak to you at any time during the day and have their own direct phone number. Our nurses will call you if your child visits the nurse’s office for any significant reason. We are able to store and administer most if not all medication with a doctor’s prescription. Feel free to call us to discuss your child’s specific medical needs with one of our Directors or nurses.
What do I send to camp with my child?
At Crestwood, we try to make it as easy as possible by taking care of as much as possible. Prior to the start of camp, we host a Saturday Clothing and Family Fun Day. All are invited. Parents can set up their children’s cubby that day with the following items: three bathing suits, one sweatshirt, one extra t-shirt, one pair of shorts, one pair of jeans/sweatpants, one pair of socks and underwear, sunscreen and an inexpensive raincoat. Softball gloves are welcome, but optional. Pre-schoolers - diapers for those not toilet trained. At the end of each week, we will send home all bathing suits for you to wash. Please send your child to camp on Monday with a clean set of bathing suits for the week. Other clothes or items will be sent home as needed.
How do you screen your staff?
The number one reason that parents choose Crestwood over other summer programs is our staff, but many parents are unaware of why our staff is so exceptional.