Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp
Upcoming Open HousesSaturday, May 21, 2016: 11am-3pm
Celebrating more than 90 years of camp, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County is committed to offering camper families a high-quality educational program, achieving the same level of excellence as its partners at Cornell University. The camp is located on the North Fork of Long Island in a 140-acre natural setting with woodlands, farmland, bluffs, pine forests, sand dunes, and beachfront. This co-educational sleepaway camp is a great place for children to enjoy a week or several weeks of summer. DPF 4-H camp is open to all children entering grades 4-10. The program offers many traditional camping activities and specialized in-depth programming. Traditional camping programs include sports, dance, swimming, arts and crafts, fishing, drama, outdoor living, canoeing, woodworking, rocketry, archery, nature, and more! Specialized, in-depth programs include horseback riding, an adventure program, and Counselor-In-Training. DPF 4-H has a low and high ropes challenge course, a nature center with touch tanks, a 40-acre “work and learn” farm, an indoor horseback riding arena, and many riding trails. Evening programs include talent shows, carnivals, dances, scavenger hunts, wagon rides, cookouts, campfires, and much more. Meals are served in the lodge; nutritious food is plentiful and the comprehensive salad bar offers campers many choices. The camp’s administrative and program staff comprises teachers, educators, college graduates and students, and high school students, many of whom are camp alumni. The senior counselors have completed counselor-training programs, and most have been campers themselves. International staff from the United Kingdom complement the seasoned American staff by sharing their rich cultural backgrounds and experiences. The American Camp Association accredits the camp, which is proud of the high standards it achieves regarding the health, safety, and welfare of campers. Monday to Saturday sessions run from June through August. Stay-over weekend sessions are available throughout the summer. Check the website or call for further information.