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Sleep-away camp information session in Nassau County

Kids enjoy sleep-away camp at the Dorothy P.

Kids enjoy sleep-away camp at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead. Credit: Courtesy of Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp

Community camp meetings meant to help parents choose the best sleep-away camp for their kids are scheduled during May in Wantagh and New Hyde Park, hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau Countys Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, which is a sleep-away camp located in Riverhead.

Its an informational session for parents who have never sent their children to sleep-away camps before, says camp director Brian Morris, who will run the sessions. While information about Dorothy P. Flint will be available to parents, the session is geared to covering questions about sleep-away camp in general, Morris says.

Questions discussed may include:
- How do camps handle medical emergencies?
- My child is a picky eater. What will s/he eat while at camp?
- How much does it cost to send my child to sleep-away camp?
- How will my child survive without me for a week or two?

-What if my child gets homesick? Can I call him/her on a cell phone?
- Does my child sleep in a tent or cabins?

The meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, and 7 p.m. May 26 at the New Hyde Park Public Library, 155 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park. For more information, call 516-433-7970 ext. 11.

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp offers eight one-week sessions for kids ages 8 to 16 for $675 a week.


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