Brother/sister• 275 kids • $10,400 for 7 weeks •
10-12 kids with 3 bunk counselors •3 hours from NYC
CAMP SESSION PRICES & DISCOUNTS
• Before Sept. 1, $300 discount
• There is a shorter session available for first-time campers only, $6500
Camp Wayne For Boys
Route 247, Preston Park
THE LOWDOWN: A well-run family-owned brother/sister camp. (Wayne for Girls is the sister camp, which is a 15 minute walk from the boys camp.) Although Wayne for Boys has the reputation of being very-sports-oriented, the director tells us that the athletic ability of the kids runs the gamut; the camp is not competitive, no try-outs for sports, but the kids that attend Camp Wayne for Boys definitely enjoy playing sports.
• The Corpuel family has owned the camp since 1952
• Josh grew up at camp and has been the director for 17 years.
• Steve has been a director at camp for over 30 years.
• 20% of the bunk staff are former campers
• 30% of the staff are international
• Private tennis and golf lessons at no additional charge
• Strong waterskiing program–kids go once a week
• Miniature golf
• Kong Pong–a volleyball type game on the tennis courts
THE DINING EXPERIENCE
• Dietician works in the dining hall
• Gluten-free options are available; parents may need to send gluten-free foods as well if needed.
• No peanut butter is served, but there are items made in a facility with nuts.
• Children go twice a week
• Products don’t contain peanuts, but may be made in a factory with nuts.
ABOUT THE FACILITY
• Air-conditioned health center and dining hall
• Exhaust fans in the bunks
• 2 private lakes and 1 heated pool
• Full baths in bunk
HEALTH & SAFETY
• 24hr security
• Epi-pens are all over camps as well as in travel kits.
• 24 miles from Wayne Memorial Hospital
WHAT TO WEAR
• Not a uniform camp
• Music-only allowed in bunks
• No DSI or Gameboy
• No cameras
• An optional service is done on Friday nights
DEMOGRAPHICS: BY THE BUSES
• 1 Westchester
• 1 Philadelphia
• 2 Long Island
• 1 Livingston, New Jersey
• 1 Northern New Jersey, which is shared with Wayne for Girls
POLICY ON BULLYING
• They bring in “The Bully Coach” Joel Haber
• They have a camp mom, whose job is to focus on any issues on the boys camp.
PRE-CAMP MEET & GREET
• Winter reunion
• New camper day in the Spring
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2013?
• Remodeled bathrooms in the bunks
• Expanding the fitness center
WHAT SETS YOUR CAMP APART FROM THE OTHERS? “We offer quality instruction in sports, outdoor adventure and the arts. Additionally, as the children get older, the program is elective-driven and the children have more choices.”
• Rory Albanese, the executive producer of The Daily Show