Day Camp

Climbing Princesses   Lifejacket Boys   Patriotic Girls

(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 Program 

Day Camp Brochure is here!  CLICK HERE to download the whole brochure with all the information.

Here are the dates and theme weeks for Summer 2018!

Week 1:  June 25th - June 29th:  Jurassic Camp
Week 2:  July 2nd - July 6th:  Around the World **We ARE OPEN on July 4th!**
Week 3:  July 9th - July 13th:  Movie Madness
Week 4:  July 16th - July 20th:  Camp's Got Talent **CARNIVAL is this week!**
Week 5:  July 23rd - July 27th:  Wet and Wild
Week 6:  July 30th - August 3rd:  Holiday Celebrations  **Including Halloween!**
Week 7:  August 6th - August 10th:  Color War
Week 8:  August 13th - August 17th:  Pirate Week
Week 9:  August 20th - August 24th:  Disney Days
Week 10:  August 27th - August 31st:  Safari Camp ***Week 10 is dependent upon the Carmel Central School District Calendar***

Counselor In Training (CIT) Program - June 25th - July 20th, 2018

Our Counselor in Training program is for day campers who have turned 14 and sleepaway campers who have turned 16 by the 3rd of July, 2017.  It is a 5 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, 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, so please make sure you get your applications in soon so you can reserve you spot!  Download the CIT application here!

Arts at Camp Program

We are so pleased to partner with H. G. Fairfield Arts to provide a week-long film making program for our Day Campers.  Stay tuned to find out what week that will be!  Filmmaker Stephanie Schleicher has been working with our campers for the last two summers and they have created some great films.  CLICK HERE to check out our YouTube Channel that has the latest and greatest films from our Day and Sleepaway Campers.

H. G. Fairfield Arts works to create magical places for anyone to pursue their passion and reach their true potential.  

Our Staff

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.

One to One Policy:

It is of utmost importance at Camp Herrlich that a safe and supportive environment for all campers be provided.  We value the inclusion of all campers in our programs and are confident that having children of different abilities work together allows everyone to become better, stronger, and more empathetic campers. 

In order to provide this supportive environment, we are now offering one to one counselor services for individuals exhibiting social or behavioral issues.  A request for such service can be made by the parent or the camp directors.   A one to one counselor will allow your child to grow within the camp structure, make new friends, and try new activities.   

The fee for a one to one counselor is $200 per week, which will allow us to hire qualified and caring staff who can devote their attention to your child.

If your child is able to thrive in a larger ratio, such as 2 counselors to 10 campers, this fee may be reduced.  

We want all our campers to succeed while they are with us.  We also want to be flexible and adjust to the needs of our campers as they grow with us over time.  We are always willing to discuss options to best suit your family‚Äôs needs.

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. Please complete the form and mail or fax it to the camp if you would like to register!.

Mail To:
Camp Wilbur Herrlich
101 Deacon Smith Hill Road
Patterson, New York 12563

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More Information

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.

Camp Herrlich   |   101 Deacon Smith Hill Rd., Patterson, New York 12563

Phone (845) 878-6662   |   Fax (845) 878-2030   |

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