(Photos above are: Princesses climbing our bouldering wall during Halloween day, Boys gearing up for a boat race, Some of our older campers and counselors on the 4th of July)
Our day camp program is designed to provide campers with fun, and develop a sense of cooperation and independence. Camp Herrlich's 156 acres offers your child(ren) a wealth of enriching experiences with a variety of activities. It encompasses two lakes, fields, streams, swamp and forest crossed with hiking trails. Campers will embrace the great outdoors and learn to appreciate and respect all aspects of camp life. The results are in from our recent survey of Camp Parents! Favorite activities include Frog Catching, Fishing, Boating, Swimming, High Ropes and Zipline, Music, and more! We are a truly traditional camp so you can expect dirty and happy kids at the end of every day!
Here are the theme weeks for Summer 2014!
Week 1: June 30th - July 4th: Throwback Week
Week 2: July 7th - July 12th: Food Week
Week 3: July 14th - July 18th: Raise Your Voice
Week 4: July 21st - July 25th: Pirate Week
Week 5: July 28th - August 1st: What Month Is It Anyway?
Week 6: August 4th - August 8th: Color War
Week 7: August 11th - August 15th: Star Search
Week 8: August 18th - August 22nd: Harry Potter Week
Week 9: August 25th - August 29th: Princesses and Jedis
Back by popular demand, Summer Electives!. Camp Herrlich's style of electives will be a fun-filled week of activities with a concentration on your specialty area. If your child enrolls in any of the electives, they will be in a group of boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 12 who are all interesed in that subject area. The groups will participate in all of the regular camp activities but will have time built in to their schedule every day to focus on their specialty area. The electives we are offering were the most popular ones from Summer 2013.
Electives and Weeks for Summer 2014!
Week 1: Camper Vs. Wild
Week 2: Culinary Institute of Camp Herrlich (CICH)
Week 7: On Broadway
Week 8: Science Wizards
Counselor In Training (CIT) Program
Our Counselor in Training program is for day campers who have turned 14 and sleepaway campers who have turned 16 by the 14th of July, 2014. It is a 4 week program that includes leadership training, teamwork and communication workshops, camp activities such as sports and games and adventure activities, weekly group assignments, a camp newsletter, first aid and CPR training, and community service projects. The CIT program is for campers who are serious about becoming counselors at Camp Herrlich in the future and who are committed to being the best they can be at this difficult job. The program is limited - there are only 20 spots for Day AND Sleepaway campers. Please make sure you get your applications in soon so you can reserve you spot! Download the CIT application here!
The most important aspect of any camp is the staff. At Camp Herrlich, we pride ourselves on our long-standing tradition of hiring caring, competent and experienced individuals. Our staff is carefully selected from all over the world and from our local community based on skills, maturity, values and ability to provide a positive experience for the children we service. All staff participate in a mandatory orientation at Camp Herrlich which provides training in areas ranging from emergency procedures to positive reinforcement for children. We have an extremely high retention rate for our staff members. Most of them have come up through the ranks of our programs - campers to Counselors in Training to Junior Counselors to Senior Counselors. We are so proud of them! We require all staff to participate in an intense orientation - 3 full days for Day Camp Staff and 5 for Sleepaway Camp Staff. We make sure they are trained the week before camp begins so they are as prepared as they can be before the campers arrive.
Would you like to apply to be a staff member? Click HERE for the Staff page and forms to fill out.
Health and Safety
Care and safety of our campers are of utmost importance to us. A full-time nurse and fully equipped aid station are located on the camp.
All campers are required to have a SIGNED Medical Information Form on file in the Camp Herrlich Health Center. As required by the Punam County Board of Health, we must also have a copy of your child's immunization record, signed or stamped by his/her physician.
Please do not send an ill child to camp. Our nurses are available to attend to accidental injuries and unsuspected illnesses. Sending a sick child will only prolong the healing process and may put other campers at risk.
Permits and Licenses
Camp Herrlich is operated by Mount Tremper Outdoor Ministries, Inc. (MTOM). MTOM and Camp Herrlich have a permit to operate by the New York State Department of Health. The camp is inspected twice annually. Copies of the inspection reports are available upon request at NYS (Putnam County) Department of Health, 4 Geneva Road, Brewster, NY 10509. MTOM and Camp Herrlich are accredited by the American Camping Association.
Camp Herrlich accepts enrollment applications on a first come, first served basis. For your convenience, camp tuition may be paid with cash, check or major credit card. Click here to download a summer day camp brochure and registration form. There are also scholarship funds available. Click HERE for the scholarship form. (It also has the Electives registration form on it). Please complete the form and mail or fax it to the camp if you would like to register!.
Camp Wilbur Herrlich
101 Deacon Smith Hill Road
Patterson, New York 12563
Upon receipt of camper registration a Confirmation Package will be sent to you with other pertinent forms. All forms must be completed prior to admission to camp. Please click here for a list of required forms.