Summer Day Camp and Overnight Summer Camp for children in the Capital Region near Albany, NY.
Hooray! The 2017 season is here. This is the year of major improvements. Day Camp is splitting into two groups, known as villages. The Explorers will be aged 5 to 8 and the Challengers aged 8 to 11. Each village will have its own leader overseen by the Director. The beach will be expanded to more efficiently handle all the campers and spread out all the exciting water toys we have there.
One of the most exciting changes is the addition of pottery to Arts & Crafts, a coordinator will run the program and over see the campers make plant pots, glaze and fire them and fill with tomato plants. A local potter will lend some expert technical advice. In the same room we are completely overhauling our library. The room will be renovated and made more welcoming and accessible and the books will be categorized for children to easily select one that matches their reading level.
Many of our wonderful staff from last year have already committed to return for another summer, it is such a benefit having dedicated and experienced staff that the campers know and love. We'll have a few new ones too, to add new ideas and energy to the mix.
In 2017 we added Trailblazer Camp a day camp program specifically tailored to 12 and 13 year olds. Special activities, leadership-focused programs and the same high-quality supervision is what Trailblazer Camp is all about. Stay late every Thursday until 9 pm to eat dinner and participate in the Candlelight Ceremony, at no extra charge. Another free perk of Trailblazer Camp is the Overnight Experience, a $45 value!
Teen Camp continues to be successful so we are continuing that with the special schedule and programming that we had last year. We hope to add a water-skiing component to this week with the help of some local volunteers.
Please browse around our site; there is a lot to see and interact with. Our blog has a lot of interesting articles and hints and tips. Here is a special article about the benefits of Camp Scully and if you are new to camping please read this. Our Parent Handbook also has information.
The leadership and program are top quality, get to know more about the Camp Director. Here are some nice things people have had to say about us.
"From our first impression during the 2011 Memorial Day Camp-Out to the present, we've been delighted with Camp Scully, and thank you for making it such a special place with such fond memories for our family". - The Gruber Family
Camp Scully has six core values which guide our daily life: Service, Caring, Understanding, Love, Loyalty and Youthfulness. Campers learn to embody these values throughout the week through all of our programs. They can earn "letters" awarded daily for tasks such as helping others, displaying sportmanship, sharing and behaving. Our staff model these values consistently and encourage and motivate the campers to do likewise.
Camp Scully has 22 acres of land on which are 9 children’s cabins, playing fields, hiking trails, beach area, archery field, challenge course, campfire pits, game areas, a vegetable garden, a stage, a lean-to camping platform and recreation hall. Campers spend their week with 9 other children in their age group and two adult counselors. Cabins are split by gender and are in separate areas of the camp. Children arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Friday evening. Camp has an extensive waterfront area with kayaks, canoes and an inflatable water trampoline. Our challenge course is an extensive one with plenty of physical and mental obstacles for children including two that are 30 feet in the air. Camp has two archery ranges, a beginner range and a more advanced one with a unique “sniper” trail!
We are very excited this summer. As usual, all resident campers will share 3 meals a day served family style in our dining hall. It's much bigger, with bathrooms and a magnificent view of the lake. An afternoon snack is also provided. To help incorporate our values, campers travel throughout their camp day with their cabin groups. Our popular camp store sells snacks, beverages and clothing items. Monies may only be added to the camp store during registration; campers may not hold money while at camp.
Camp Scully is not a religious camp and does not offer religious services of any kind. While Camp Scully serves all children, it has been dedicated to serving children from low-income families since its inception. This commitment includes financial assistance to large numbers of the participants. Without this support from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany many children would not have the opportunity to attend summer camp.
Camp Scully Mission Statement - Camp Scully’s unique program provides an opportunity for an educational recreation program that fosters socialization skills in a natural environment for all children. This is accomplished by promoting acceptance of self and others through the social, recreational and educational aspects of camp life.
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