Summer FAQs

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What is a typical day at Camp Hudson?

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Within this daily structure, our youngest campers have time to tinker with several fun interludes within each Tinkering, Nature or Making session while our older campers have the opportunity to get into FLOW. During play break, campers have a plethora of choice including working on their own project, building with Legos, reading a book, playing games outdoors, running around the sprinklers, exploring, etc.

 

What is a typical week at Camp Hudson?

Each week at Camp Hudson has a unique theme. On Mondays, we introduce the week's challenge, introduce some big ideas out there in the world as inspiration, and teach kids how to use real tools. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, we play, think up lots of creative ideas, work together, build, test our ideas, and play some more. Friday afternoons we host an exhibition to show parents, Andrus residents and members of the community our fabulous work. 

 

Health Forms

Please submit your child's annual Health Appraisal form completed by your child's doctor within the past year. Please note, because we are located within a nursing home, all children attending Camp Hudson must be vaccinated.

 

Tuition

Camp Hudson starts at $600 for one full week and only gets better the sooner you register and the more weeks and children you enroll. The week of July 2nd starts at $480 because we're closed for the July 4 holiday. We offer a series of discounts outlined below. To find out pricing for the weeks and number of children you are interested in, please click the Rates & Discounts button to begin the enrollment process to see what rates and discounts apply to your family.

Discounts

  • Early Bird Discount for families who register before March 1
  • Multi-Week Discount of $50 off for every week starting at 3 weeks and up
  • Sibling Discounts with 5% off for a second sibling, 7% off for a third sibling, and 9% off for a fourth sibling and beyond
 

Payment Plans

  • $100 Deposit per week at time of registration
  • One Additional Payment Plan: Due April 1
  • Two Additional Payments Plan: Due March 1 and June 1 
 

Payment Options

  • Online bank deposits (ACH) and checks accepted at no additional charge
  • Credit card payments will incur a 2.9% convenience fee
 

Half-Days

We are currently not offering camp half-days, but may consider it at a later date. Please sign up below if you're interested in a half-day camp option.

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Busing

We are currently exploring busing at $150/week. Given enough interest, we'll happily provide busing to and from your area.

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Financial Assistance

This year Camp Hudson is creating the Camp Hudson Fund to help provide assistance to families who strongly believe in our camp philosophy and mission, but cannot afford to send their child/ren to camp. The maximum amount of aid possible is 25% off of tuition. If this might make camp financially feasible for your family, please proceed with an application.

 

Lunch at Camp

Campers at Camp Hudson bring lunch from home to eat at camp. Packing your camper an ample, nutritious lunch makes for a fun, well-supported day at camp.

 

Daily Packing Checklist

You can download and print this for your fridge.

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Tick Prevention

To prevent tick bites, please consider using inspect spray containing DEET or treat your child's clothes with Permethrin. For trips to the Wild Playspace, we recommend children wear light-colored clothes with long pants tucked into socks and long-sleeve shirts tucked into pants. Also, it's best if hair is tied up and a hat is worn. 

We will check your children for ticks daily, but we recommend that all children have a thorough tick check and bathe when they come home from camp each day.  Download this Tick Workbook from NYC Health and learn all about ticks with your children so everyone knows what to look for this summer.