Deerkill Day Camp is located on a beautiful wooded 15-acre site in Rockland County, New York. We are in the town of Suffern on the border of northern New Jersey, just 30 minutes north of NYC (Exit 11 off the Palisades Parkway), 45 minutes from Hoboken and Montclair, and convenient to Rockland, Bergen and Orange counties.
We believe that children thrive when provided with a safe and nurturing environment coupled with modern, well-maintained facilities. Our grounds are never crowded and our layout lends itself to campers of all ages. Take our virtual tour to see more.
It's a terrific idea to open the camp to families on weekends. Our son really got a kick out of showing his friends around "his camp" and it makes us feel more content knowing that he is comfortable in the surroundings.
We have over 7,000 square feet of beautiful heated pools with diving boards and water slides, including a shallow pool for our beginning swimmers. Our fields for team sports range in size to accommodate our younger and older campers alike. We have outdoor and indoor basketball courts, shady challenge/zip line and archery courses, and large pavilions for dance, music, and yoga. We also have three tennis courts and four handball courts for our tennis enthusiasts.
Deerkill Day Camp has a 75-foot gymnastics pavilion with a real spring floor and all of the equipment one might expect in a program designed for both younger and older children. Our theater studio, which provides seating for as many as 200 children, is a real theater with spots, floods, sound equipment and a stage. Our woodworking shop is stocked with all the tools necessary to provide happy carpentry challenges for children of all ages.
In our ceramics studio, we teach hand building and have four potters’ wheels for children 8 and older. We have two large electric kilns, a large drying closet, and a wide variety of glazes. Our digital photography studio has both digital cameras and computers with Photoshop Elements so that children can learn how to take, manipulate, and print their pictures. Deerkill Day Camp’s newest facility is our Video Vault where campers write their own script, act out scenes and edit the clips to create their own film to take home.
We are one of the very few camps that have enough indoor space to offer a real day camp program in the rain. In addition to eleven large specialty buildings, we have a remarkable 85-foot basketball pavilion, three mini-gyms, and an 110-foot play deck. These allow us to offer an active and varied program even in wet weather. And, of course, we provide lunch in our large pavilion. Kids enjoy the change of pace and program that is provided in the rain.
For more pictures of our facilities, please visit our Photo Gallery