Best. Camp. Ever. Driftwood Day Camp is the only camp named Best of Long Island by the Long Island Press for the past ten consecutive years.
With flexible scheduling, Driftwood campers experience everything camp has to offer, with a focus on their individual interests. If your child is passionate about sports, arts and crafts, performing arts, science, or other interests, an individual schedule may be created for him or her, maximizing these interests while still encouraging participation in their many other activities.
Driftwood Day Camp has programs for children ages 3-15, and their facilities include tennis courts; a hockey rink; a four-person bungee-trampoline; a zipline; a flying trapeze; soccer, baseball and softball fields; a ropes course; a dance center; two basketball courts; a movie-making program; an arts and crafts pavilion; indoor gym; water slides; mini golf course and so much more.
Driftwood Day Camp provides campers with endless summer fun and enriching experiences in a park-like environment. Campers are encouraged to explore, learn, make new friends and come home with lifetime memories. With a top-notch, experienced staff leading the way, every child feels terrific and obtains a sense of community not often seen in today's world.
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The Driftwood Way
Driftwood Day Camp was established in 1959. With the acquisition of Driftwood in 2008, the Kuznetz and Wagenberg Families quickly turned Driftwood into the premier Day Camp on Long Island.
Driftwood is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and exciting summer home for all of their campers. Driftwood’s the place where campers build confidence and self-esteem in a nurturing, caring environment. At Driftwood they believe that every camper should be inspired to do something great, whether building on previous experiences or mastering activity skills for the first time.
Driftwood delivers a Sleepaway Camp experience in a Day Camp setting. Driftwood campers are heard chanting and cheering throughout camp every day, and the pride they take in their summer home is the key to their fantastic summers.
Campus & Location
Set over 20 breathtaking acres, Driftwood Day Camps state-of-the-art facilities allow each camper to learn, play create and explore. With a vast array of activities, they find an incredible amount of opportunities certain to spark the interest of every camper.
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Camp begins as soon as each Camper sets foot on one of Driftwood Day Camp's air-conditioned buses!
No matter if you have been taking the bus to camp for years, or this is your very first experience, their caring Bus Drivers and hand-picked Bus Counselors are there to make sure its a great experience. Fully certified Bus Drivers will come and introduce themselves before the summer begins. Bus Counselors who are members of the Driftwood Team make sure the fun starts here! Buses come directly to your front door to pick up and drop off everyday.
Driftwood Day Camp is a family experience. As parents, you may not see everything that goes into each exciting day, but they want you to feel a part of your child’s summer! From the moment you join the Driftwood family, they are always there for you! Daily emails home with info about the group, and weekly personal calls from your child’s Group Leader are just the beginning of what you can expect! Day and night, the team at Driftwood Day Camp is always available to answer any questions you may have.
Age Appropriate Programming
Driftwood Day Camp takes pride in creating an individual experience for each camper
Age appropriate programming allows campers to get the most out of every activity available.
- Tadpoles - (Nursery & Pre-K)
- Guppies - (Kindergarten)
- Minnows & Morays - (1st Grade)
- Angels & Marlins - (2nd Grade)
- Perch & Orcas - (3rd Grade)
- Salmon & Rays - (4th Grade)
- Bluefin & Barracudas - (5th Grade)
- Pre-Teen Travel Program - (6th & 7th Grade)
- Teen Travel Program - (8th-10th Grade)
- 10th Grade CIT Program
With an endless list of activities, and an evolving schedule tailored to individual groups every day, Driftwood Day Camp provides each camper with a summer filled with variety and development.
Specialty Staff are assigned to each activity in order to prepare an age-appropriate program that is inclusive of all ability levels.
Owners & Leadership Team
Say hello to the Driftwood Day Camp Leadership Team! They are made up of people from all walks of life. From Teachers to Psychologists, Driftwood has it all!
The Leadership Team of Driftwood Day Camp strives to make each day better than the one before. With a total dedication to Camp and the amazing things they can accomplish with children, the fun starts here!
The Driftwood Day Camp Staff
At Driftwood Day Camp they understand the importance of caring for your children. Which is why their staff is highly trained and well equipped to make sure your children are safe while having “The Summer of Their Lives”.
The Driftwood Staff never sits on the sidelines. They are engaged and active in all aspects of camp, from swimming in the pools to participating in food fights. Their strong sense of family ensures that your children always feel comfortable.
Driftwood Day Camp's number one priority is the safety and well being of every child. To ensure your child has the best summer possible, their Staff is required to attend and participate in many orientation sessions, giving them the tools needed to provide the safest and most fun camp experience.
A Day in the Life at Driftwood Day Camp
Every day is different at Driftwood Day Camp, with no two days of schedules ever being the same -- for the whole summer!
From bus pick-up (Door-to-Door Service), on to arrival at camp - and then through activities, hot lunch, celebrations, shout-outs, special events, snack times, swimming, learning, arts, adventure, and so much more - the opportunities for summer development, friendships, and lasting memories at Driftwood Day Camp are absolutely limitless!
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Name: Driftwood Day Camp
Address: 331 Mt Misery Rd, Melville NY 11747.