Camp Settoga welcomes campers who are 4 to 12 years, or kindergarten through 7th grade.
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Yes, we are honored to be accredited by the American Camp Association.
Bus stops are based on the general locations of most of our camp families. We work with the bus company to determine the routes that will be the easiest and fastest ways to transport your child into and out of the city. In 2018, we offered pick-up locations on the Upper West and East Side and in Chelsea. We hope to expand our pick-up locations in 2019 to accommodate new families in different parts of Manhattan.
The buses generally wait two minutes at each stop, and the bus counselors will call your home before leaving the stop. Unfortunately, we do not offer alternate methods to get to camp.
Bus Mail is the best way to make sure that your child’s staff is aware of any thoughts, concerns, or issues for that day. Please write a note with the pertinent information and hand it to your child’s bus counselor in the morning. The bus counselor will give this to the Head Staff at camp, who will ensure that the information is dealt with properly and efficiently. While you can call or email camp, the Bus Mail system is the best way to make sure the staff understands and handles your concerns first thing in the morning. Pictures from each week of camp are shared on Bunk1.com as well as on Facebook and Instagram.
The camp office sends out regular emails to inform parents about the goings-on in camp. At the end of each week, each group’s counselors send home a newsletter telling families about the week at camp. Parents are welcome to call the camp office to check in as well. Parents are also able to send notes to their child’s counselors through a system called bus notes, an envelope given to the bus counselor that will then be given to the child’s counselor.
Yes. We invite families of current campers to camp once each session during a special Family Night and Family Shabbat. Parents, siblings, and special friends are welcome to come tour the grounds during these programs, and experience the first of their many special “Settoga moments.”
Yes, we honor one mutual request per camper.
We are excited to offer a full service lunch program! Our kosher, kid-friendly, and healthy lunches include baked chicken nuggets, make-your-own tacos, pizza, and quesadillas. There is also a delicious salad bar and sandwich bar each day. Snack is served twice each day. Morning snacks include fresh fruit and cut vegetables; afternoon snacks include crackers and dip, frozen yogurt pops and more! Click here to learn more about lunch and snacks at camp.
Camp Settoga brings the best of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s aquatics, sports, and art staff to Pomona, NY. Our athletics program is run under the supervision of Coach Duane, who has been teaching sports to children 16 months through 18 years for over 10 years. Coach Duane works alongside a dedicated staff of coaches, many of whom can also be seen around the JCC all year long. Our aquatics program is run by Carolina Stapleton, who works with the JCC’s aquatics staff to make sure your young swimmer has fun and remains water-safe all summer long. Arts programs at Camp Settoga are developed in partnership with Miriam Leviton, the director of arts education at the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas at the JCC. Miriam offers innovative ideas for art and culinary programming and facilities, and works with a terrific staff to bring this creativity to life.
Throughout the day, we maintain a 5:1 camper to staff ratio. Most bunks have 15 campers and 3 staff members. The campers also interact with a large number of specialty staff each day.
Camp Settoga offers indoor spaces to accommodate inclement weather conditions. Campers play games inside under the supervision of our dedicated counselors and staff as they are put on an adjusted schedule. Bus pick-ups and drop-offs will take place at their regularly scheduled times. In addition, parents will receive an email update during the day informing them of the inclement weather plans.