We grew up on Long Island, and every time our parents asked if we wanted to go to camp we grabbed the strongest, sturdiest object in the vicinity, held on for dear life and screamed NOOOOOOO!!!! But back then, in the days before the Internet, cell phones, plasma TV’s, iPods, running water and all that jazz, camp was a little different. It involved hitting rocks with tree branches and playing tag. Today, however, it’s a completely different story.
Long Islanders Voted Driftwood Day Camp in Melville Best Camp on Long Island!
Driftwood Day Camp
“Do you want to go to camp?” Bad question. Now, if our parents had asked us if we’d like to spend the summer shooting arrows, riding go-karts, sliding into the pool, canoeing, flying on the trapeze, climbing rock walls and playing with snakes, they would have only seen a blur and a 3-foot hole through the front door. This is not a day camp. It’s an adventure. The only bad thing we have to say about this place is they won’t let 28-year-olds attend.
2nd Place - Camps ‘R Us, 17B East Old Country Rd., Hicksville. 516-935-2267. www.campsrus.org
Trying to get your kids outdoors for the summer? Then send them to Camps R’ Us for an unforgettable experience that will make them want to keep coming back for summers to come. Camps R’ Us as been around for 18 summers and continues to be a great place for your child’s summer vacation.
3rd Place - Kenwal Day Camp, 100 Drexel Ave., Melville. 631-694-3399. www.kenwaldaycamp.net
Since 1957 Kenwal Day Camp has been providing fun filled summers for all of those who attend. Featuring exciting summer activities throughout the day such as swimming, go-karts, rock climbing and many others, Kenwal Day Camp is a terrific place for your child to spend their summer.
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