Our summer camp program is designed to provide campers with opportunities to make friends, have 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. There is also time for prayer, growth, competition, education, campfires, songs, theme days and special events.
Our mission is to provide individuals the opportunity to grow in an awareness of themselves, the rich diversity of God?s natural world and their role in the global community. Our educational and recreational programs work towards developing ethnic harmony, environmental stewardship, community service and spiritual growth in an atmosphere of acceptance and love.
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 participates in a mandatory orientation at Camp Herrlich which provides training in areas ranging from emergency procedures to positive reinforcement for children.
Health and Safety
Care and safety of our campers are of utmost importance to us. A full-time nurse and fully equipped first 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 Putnam 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 & 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.
Campers are housed in rustic, comfortable, clean cabins. There are two separate cabin villages, one for boys and one for girls. Both villages have wash houses with hot/cold running water, showers and flush facilities. Each village also has a fire circle for the enjoyment of campfire gatherings.
Our dining hall serves hearty, well-balanced meals in a family style atmosphere. A salad bar complete with fresh vegetables, fruits and salads accompanies each lunch and dinner. Cold cereal is always an alternative to the hot breakfast. We make every effort to tend to special dietary needs.
We provide transportation for all campers who need it from central locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. The following stops are available:
Bronx: Corner of Tremont and Third Avenue
Brooklyn: Williamsburg Bank (at Hanson Place & Flatbush, at 4th Avenue)
Manhattan: Metro Dwayne Methodist Church (at 13th & 7th Avenue)
Queens: Queens Blvd., between J.C. Penney and the Sizzler restaurant)
*** Campers NOT using our bus transportation service must be dropped off at camp between 2:00PM & 4:00PM on the first day of the session (Sunday) and must be picked up by 10:00am on Friday, the last day of the session.
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 our Brochure and HERE for all of the other forms you will need.
Upon receipt of camper registration a Confirmation Package will be sent to you with other pertinent information and required forms. All forms must be completed prior to admission to camp.
A STATEMENT ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE
The nature of our program, our commitment to the stewardship of the land and our own well being, prohibit the use of alcohol, illicit drugs and tobacco products by campers or staff during their stay at camp. It is important that parents, guardians, and campers understand and support this policy when considering camping with us.