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BROOKHAVEN BRIEFS     

THE STORY OF BROOKHAVEN’S SUCCESSFUL SUMMER 2020

This past summer, we welcomed over 400 campers and staff to BCDC while following our operating guidelines designed for COVID, and through it all, we had ZERO cases in our camp population.

How we decided to open camp during a pandemic

Our “Game Plan” was simple – Our Motto “We Are Family” has and always will be "Campers First!" Our number one criteria for deciding to open camp was always the health and safety of our campers, families, and staff. We knew we would be able to follow and exceed all NYS requirements to open camp and decided we would only open if we were fully confident we could do so while ensuring everyone’s health and safety.

Children had been unfairly bearing the brunt of the changes brought on by this pandemic. Most, if not all, had been on lock down in their homes since March with virtual schooling and no organized sports, clubs and other activities as part of their day. As experts in child development for over 50 years, we made our decision in the best interests of children. We decided to open camp and give our children the physical, social and emotional benefits that camp provides and which they had been deprived of for months.

HOW WE DID IT

We followed an approach that met or exceeded all NYS safety guidelines. Below are some of the practices we followed at BCDC.

  • DAILY Health Screening: All campers and staff were temperature checked & health screened daily upon arrival to camp.
  • Entry to Camp: There was only one entry to camp, and monitored during the day by an adult supervisor. Other entrances were blocked off.
  • Parent visitation: Parents were not permitted on the camp grounds. When dropping off their child(ren) they were received by a staff member, and the camper was brought to his/her group. When arriving to pick up children at the end of the day a staff person would assist the camper into the vehicle and help with seat belting if necessary.
  • Cohorts (Groups) were Limited: We divided our camp into completely separate groups not to exceed 15 campers. We are fortunate to have a spacious 25 acre campus with 3 pools that allowed us to do this without compromising our camp programming. Our camp’s layout also allowed us to keep each group completely separate from others at all times throughout the camp day.
  • Outdoor Only Activities: Our many tented areas around camp allowed us to continue all activities, including lunch, to occur 100% outside.
  • Face Coverings: Camp staff were required to wear face coverings at all times, but NYS day camp guidelines permitted campers not to wear face coverings when outdoors.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting: In addition to our normal maintenance staff we employed 2 additional staff for the sole purpose of cleaning & disinfecting. Common areas & shared equipment were sanitized regularly including lunch areas and bathrooms while using EPA approved sanitizing products. Playground areas were treated at the end of the day with an electrostatic spray while using approved safe sanitizing products.
  • Hand Sanitizing: Each group leader had their own carry-bag containing a bottle of hand sanitizer, paper cups, extra masks and cleaning disinfectant for use as needed between each activity throughout the day. We also placed 27 hand sanitizer dispensers throughout camp.
  • Water Distribution: All water fountains were changed and retrofitted with bottle filling hardware.
  • Outside Vendors and Trips: We cancelled all outside special entertainment groups or activities. All deliveries were made at the entrance to camp and distributed by our maintenance staff. There were no off-grounds trips.
  • Sick Policy: Campers or staff exhibiting any symptom of COVID must stay home and require clearance by a doctor's note or a negative COVID test result before returning to camp.
  • And many other details: We also followed all other NYS day camp operating guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy summer for all.

HOW WE FELT

Summer 2020 became the most unbelievable summer of our lives. It will be remembered for many reasons and will be passed on for generations to come. It may be the most important and influential summer we will ever have. The benefits to our campers, staff and families did and will have everlasting positive and beneficial experiences for the rest of their lives. We as Owners, our Supervisory Staff along with our entire staff believe that this past summer was the most rewarding in our lives. The gift we were able to provide to our campers, your children cannot be duplicated, but we are already planning to do it again and make SUMMER 2021, our 53rd, even better.

HOW WE FELT

Summer 2020 became the most unbelievable summer of our lives. It will be remembered for many reasons and will be passed on for generations to come. It may be the most important and influential summer we will ever have. The benefits to our campers, staff and families did and will have everlasting positive and beneficial experiences for the rest of their lives. We as Owners, our Supervisory Staff along with our entire staff believe that this past summer was the most rewarding in our lives. The gift we were able to provide to our campers, your children cannot be duplicated, but we are already planning to do it again and make SUMMER 2021, our 53rd, even better.

With a New Year comes New Hope

PRACTICE GOOD AND SAFE HEALTH 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER 2021

BROOKHAVEN COUNTRY DAY CAMP STRONG!

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 Our 53rd  Summer Camp Season is Rapidly Approaching.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUST AND LOYALTY

Last summer was one we will never forget.

One where we saw old friends, made new ones

and have memories that will last a lifetime.

This Summer will be even BETTER

"We Are Family"

 That Is Our Camp Motto. In That Vain, 

Please Stay Safe & Keep Your Family Healthy.

               BCDC has its own APP - Pictures, Events, Push Notifications

Long Island's Finest Preschool

ENROLL FOR 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

 Located In Yaphank, On 24 Pristine Acres

Certified Teachers, Five Playgrounds & Much More

Brookhaven is synonymous with excellence in Summer Day Camping, Preschool & Childcare

Brookhaven Country Day Camp and Preschool is the innovative and exciting leader in day camps and preschools, located in Yaphank and very close to Middle Island, Ridge, Medford, Patchogue and in surrounding towns in the Town of Brookhaven and throughout Suffolk County for the growth and development of every child. We are on 24 pristine, manicured acres and a mile long lake, located in Yaphank next to Middle Island, Ridge , Medford, Patchogue, Shirley and throughout Brookhaven and Suffolk County Our emphasis is to create an extraordinary environment where campers preschoolers and staff will feel a sense of belonging, gain self esteem, learn life altering skills, experience leadership, and develop relationships that will last a lifetime - all revolving around - FUN AND LEARNING IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Brookhaven Day Camp and Preschool in Suffolk County is under the same founding family ownership for 48 years. Thus, our motto “We Are Family”. Our reputation has been built on the superior quality of our leadership, staff and programs, made available throughout the year for both our summer day camp and full year preschool and childcare center.

We hope that you will become a part of our ever-growing thousands of families since 1968, that have chosen Brookhaven’s summer camp and preschool to give their child the best there is to give.

Please visit us any Saturday or Sunday from 12 noon to 4:00 beginning the first weekend in March thru the start of camp. Appointments are not necessary. Our Camp and Preschool office is open every weekday from 8:30 to 4:00.

We are the leading Summer Day Camp in Westhampton Westhampton Beach Quogue  E. Quogue  Remsenberg  Manorville  Riverhead   Wading River  Shoreham  Rocky Point  Miller Place  Mt. Sinai  PortJefferson Setauket  East Setauket Commack  Smithtown  Hauppauge  Nesconset Stony Brook Sayville  Blue Point  Patchogue  Bayport  Brookhaven  Holbrook  Holtsville  Coram, Middle Island  Speonk, Eastport  Manorville  Bellport E. Patchogue  Ridge  Oakdale  Farmingville  Hampton Bays  Jamesport  Mattituck  Calverton  Medford  Selden and others.

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