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Frequently Asked Questions
Where do your campers come from?
We have campers from all over the US and the world. The majority come from the northeast coast from Boston to Virginia.
How are the bunks assigned?
Bunks are based on grade. We also look at children’s interests, personalities and who’s coming for the first time. Each bunk has approximately 8 campers and 2 counselors. Campers can always request bunkmates.
My child is enrolled for the 4 week session can she stay for the extra 2 weeks if she wants?
Yes! Just tell us that you’d like this to happen and we’ll save a space. Many campers decide at camp that they want to extend and we’re happy to accommodate.
How do campers get to camp?
All campers travel to camp by bus from one of 5 locations – New York, NY, White Plains, NY, Westport, CT, Paramus, NJ and Newton, MA. The bus starts the camp experience and makes separating from home easier. We also coordinate flight travel for our international and out of area families. Local families may drive to camp.
What is the phone call policy?
- We have a lenient phone policy because our families want to stay connected. You will have scheduled calling days during the session, approximately one every 5 days.
- For our first time families, we will call you the 2nd day of camp to give you an update on your child.
- Of course, you can call us anytime. We also have parents on staff to answer your questions throughout the summer.
How does mail and email work?
You’ll be set up with an account to send emails as often as you want to your child. This free one-way email from parent/family/friends to camper. Campers will write you twice each week. Email is distributed with regular mail after lunch each day.
Is there a visiting day?
We have a visiting day on the 2nd Saturday for our 6 week and 4 week session campers. Our parents can see their children participate in activities, meet the staff and bunkmates. This is a celebration for all – the entire camp, parents, siblings and grandparents. For the 2 week session, the last day is a visiting day/pick up day where your camper can show you all around camp.
Tell me about laundry.
Laundry goes out once a week to an outside service and comes back 2 days later. Laundry is included in tuition.
Do campers wear uniforms?
We are a non-uniform camp. Campers can wear whatever they are comfortable in. Labels are not important here. Campers do purchase 2 Camp Emerson t-shirts for intercamp games and trips out of camp. That is the only required clothing.
What if my child gets sick or injured at camp?
Your child’s health and safety are paramount. We have full-time onsite medical staff including: Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse and a board certified Pediatrician. Most illnesses and minor injuries are treated in our health center. You will be informed if your child requires a prescription, sees the Doctor or goes to the emergency room. The Berkshire Medical Center is 15 minutes away if needed.
How do you dispense medication?
Any camper that requires medication will receive it according to your physician’s orders. All medication comes to us through our pharmacy partner. They package and send the medications to camp. This affords us the safest and most organized way to handle medications of all kinds.
Are there any religious services?
Our camp has no religious affiliation. Campers who wish to can attend services in the area upon request.