A day camp is more than buildings, equipment, and scenery - it is a community. A vibrant community where each boy and girl contributes to the cooperative spirit that makes day camp such a magical place.
When Rebecca’s grandparents Irwin and Mildred Rhodes founded Deerkill (Dutch for “deer stream”) Park Day Camp (as it was originally known) in 1958, they wanted to create a community where children would be happy to explore their curiosity, develop new skills, form lifelong friendships, and, of course, have fun.
Now, 6 decades and 3 generations later, Deerkill Day Camp is still owned and directed by the Rhodes family and it is still that special place. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us soon to learn more about why so many kids from the New York area have come to Deerkill Day Camp to find the community, tradition, and fun that only summer camp can provide.