Learn more about our sister camp just down the winding road!
Dates & Fees
- Full Session 2017
Sat, June 24th - Sat, August 12th $11,500
- Half Sessions 2017
First Half: Sat, June 24th - Tue, July 18th
Second Half: Wed, July 19th - Sat, August 12th
- Extended Half Sessions 2017
First Half: Sat, June 24th - Tue, August 1st
Second Half: Wed, July 5th - Sat, August 12th
- Visiting Day
- Sun, July 23rd
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. How many campers attend and for which sessions?
- A. Our enrollment averages from 180 to 200 boys and is limited to maximize each camper's experience. The number is about equally divided among full session, first-half session and second-half session campers.
- Q. What is the staff/child ratio? How many campers in a bunk?
- A. Our staff/camper ratio is 1:3, with about 8 to 12 campers in each bunk.
- Q. How old are the counselors? Where do they come from?
- A. The average age is 20-21 years. We personally recruit most of our staff from colleges and universities across the country. Some counselors are selected from Scotland, England and other countries.
- Q. What is the food like?
- A. The food at camp is great! Home cooking that’s healthy and delicious. There is a vegetarian option for each meal. We are happy to accommodate campers and counselors with dietary needs and food allergies.
- Q. How often is laundry done?
- A. Laundry is picked up by our camp laundry service once a week.
- Q. How often do campers participate with the sister camp, Timber Tops?
- A. Coeducational activities are dependent on the age group. The juniors (3rd- through 6th-graders) may have an evening activity with Timber Tops once a week, whereas the hi-seniors (9th- through 11th-graders) have canteen with the girls three times a week as well as a weekly social. For siblings, there is a visitation every Sunday afternoon.
- Q. Is there a doctor or nurse in residence?
- A. Yes, both, at all times. We have three nurses who live at Owego in our fully equipped Health Center. Our camp doctor, who lives down the road one mile away at our co-ed camp, Pine Forest, makes daily rounds at Owego. The doctor and nurses stay in camp and are on call 24 hours day, seven days a week.
- Q. Is there a disadvantage to attending the second session after friendships are formed?
- A. We are asked that a lot and understand the concern. However, our experience is just the opposite. Because we have so many arriving for the second half (about one-third of the total enrollment), usually campers are placed in a cabin where the entire group arrives together. We have plenty of exciting events that happen during the second session, so it's as action-packed as the first. Finally, we have very, very friendly campers and counselors who welcome new campers with warmth and support.
- Q. How can we get our child prepared for a summer at Lake Owego?
- A. We'll help you every step of the way. A great relationship between the directors and your family is our priority. We'll send you a parent newsletter, complete with tips for a successful summer, a packing list, and much more. We're here to help, and we're always only a phone call or email away.
- Q. Can we meet the directors?
- A. Of course! Just call or e-mail us to let us know you're interested and we'll get back to you let you know when we'll be in your area and set up a time to meet with you. We're looking forward to it!