(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)
Summer 2015 Day Camp Brochure is HERE! Hooray! Be sure to submit your registration form before June 1st to avoid a late fee.
Our day camp program is designed to provide campers with a fun and safe camp experience while they develop a sense of cooperation and independence. Camp Herrlich's 156 acres offers children 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. 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!
NEW For Summer 2015 - Artists in Residence
Week 6 - Hip Hop with Choreographer Nikki Sanders Siriani from Seven Star School of Performing Arts
Week 7 - Musical Theater Dance with Nikki
Week 9 - Filmmaking with Filmmaker Stephanie Schleicher from H. G. Fairfield Arts
These programs will be incorporated into our regular, fun-filled camp days. Camper groups will get to spend at least an hour of their week with these excellent teachers. All ages will participate in the Dance classes, 2nd graders and older will participate in Filmmaking.
NIKKI SANDERS SIRIANI is a professional performance artist and has been a proud member of Actors' Equity since 2004. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she has worked professionally as an actress, dancer, vocalist, choreographer, vocal coach and director throughout the tri-state region and has been developing children's theatre in Westchester County for many years. She found her love of theatre at age 8 while playing Annie and choreographed her first musical at 14 years of age, which quickly multiplied into over 25 full scale productions to date.
Her numerous credits include productions with Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre, and the Warner Theatre. Her favorite and most challenging role is Mom to her 4 1/2 year old twins.
STEPHANIE SCHLEICHER is a freelance videographer/editor with twenty years of experience teaching young people how to harness their creative power though film. She has taught filmmaking, animation and editing for H. G. Fairfield Arts’ Young Filmmakers Atelier at George Fischer Middle School, Katonah Art Center, Pelham Picture House, Jacob Burns Media Arts Lab, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Pelham Art Center and Croton Academy of Arts. Locally, she is proud to be the Media Coordinator for H. G. Fairfield Media Workshop in Brewster and also sits on the board for the Village of Brewster Film Festival. Ms. Schleicher has established dynamic, exciting curriculum-based video programs as an artist-in-residence for organizations and camps throughout New York state. Stephanie has also conducted numerous elementary school, middle school and high school residencies, exploring everything from silent movies about immigration to documentaries about the presidential election. Working as a freelance videographer/editor, Stephanie Schleicher continues to produce and direct her own films, which have appeared in festivals internationally.
Here are the theme weeks for Summer 2015!
Week 1: June 29th - July 3rd: Safari Adventure
Week 2: July 6th - July 11th: Raise Your Voice
Week 3: July 13th - July 17th: Color War
Week 4: July 20th - July 24th: Helping Hands
Week 5: July 27th - July 31st: Holiday Celebrations
Week 6: August 3rd - August 7th: Harry Potter
Week 7: August 10th - August 14th: Pirates of the Carribean
Week 8: August 17th - August 21st: Star Search
Week 9: August 24th - August 28th: Princesses and Jedis
Week 10: August 31st - September 4th: Cartoon Adventure ***Week 10 is dependent upon the Carmel Central School District Calendar***
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 6th of July, 2015. 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, 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!
NEW FOR 2015 - TWO CIT SESSIONS!
Session 1: July 6th - 31st, 2015
Session 2: August 3rd - 28th, 2015
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. 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.