Deerkill Day Camp
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Deerkill Day Camp, owned and operated by the Rhodes family since 1958, is a traditional coed day camp that offers a warm and supportive environment on a beautiful suburban campus. The camp’s group leaders, the counselors who are with the children throughout the day, are mature adults, not college students. Deerkill has programs for campers from ages 3 through 14. Deerkill offers a superb swimming program, team sports and a dozen specialty programs in the creative and performing arts. The campus has 15 developed acres including a theater studio and a dozen specialty buildings. The large enclosed basketball pavilion, gymnastics building and three mini gyms allow the camp to offer a full program even on rainy days. Swimming instruction is in heated pools with one counselor to every three children in the water. All campers are picked up and dropped off at their door by air-conditioned mini-buses supervised by bus counselors. Hot lunches, towels, supplies, field trips, a free family weekend club and other “extras” are included, and no tipping is allowed. Deerkill encourages parents to visit camp while it is in operation, and the camp always encourage communication between group leaders and parents.