Why choose Camp Cedarbrook for your daughter?
The Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks experience encourages girls to become godly women through meaningful participation in an intentional Christian community designed just for them.
Living in the beautiful Adirondack forest, girls learn to appreciate and care for the natural environment. Supervised by loving leaders, girls participate in challenging outdoor activities like backpacking, hiking, orienteering, canoeing, and adventure ropes course.
Central to the camp program, girls hear and study God's word as individuals and in groups, and then learn to put it into practice under the caring leadership of well-trained Christian staff members.
We can hardly wait to see your daughter this summer!
Would you like to know what other moms and alumnae say about Cedarbrook? Read more.
About Our StaffWe recruit committed Christians who love the Lord and enjoy working with children. Each staff person is carefully screened and well-trained in order to create a safe and positive experience for each camper. We conduct background checks on every staff member, paid and volunteer. Many of our staff have grown up with us as campers and returned to serve on staff.
Every summer our staff participates in approximately 2 weeks of pre-camp training. During training, they fine-tune their skills in order to offer excellent performance in all areas of programming and summer activities. All staff supervising high-risk activities, such as archery, riflery, swimming, and boating, have met ACA certification standards.
Meet Our Administrative Staff:
Camp Administrator: Dianne LiddyDianne works with the board and committees during the winter months making preparations for camp. During the summer she works alongside the director. Dianne graduated from William Tyndale College, Farmington Hills, Michigan, and completed her Masters at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. She directed Camp Cedarbrook in Pennsylvania and Saguaro Camp Cedarbrook in Arizona. Dianne attends Northport Baptist Church, East Northport, New York.
Staff and Camper Recruiter: Danielle HedgepethDanielle works in the area of staff and camper recruitment. She recruits staff and travels to many area churches doing camp night presentations. Her job encompasses all aspects of promoting camp to current and prospective campers and staff, as well as staff contracts and hiring procedures. Danielle has been involved with Camp Cedarbrook since the third grade. She is a CILT graduate and has been a counselor and Trailblazer Division Director. In the summer, she is the counseling team leader and works with all of the counselors and division directors. She is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Danielle, her husband Tim, and daughter Allison attend Loudonville Community Church, Loudonville, New York.
Summer Camp Director: Nancy Halliday
Nancy has directed our summer operations for more than 20 years.
During the winter months, she teaches at Hofstra University,
Hempstead, New York. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of
Bible, completed her Master’s degree from Arizona State University,
Tempe, and Doctorial degree from Temple University, Pennsylvania.
Nancy attends Northport Baptist Church, East Northport, New York.
2013 Sessions & Dates
Summer Camp Sessions - More Information
|June 30-July 5
|June 30-July 6
|CILT II||Kitchen Aide|
|July 7-13 WEEK 2||Horsemanship||CILT II||Kitchen Aide||Groom Aide||
C/E canoe trip
|July 14-20 WEEK 3||Horsemanship||CILT II||Kitchen Aide||Groom Aide||C/E backpack trip|
|July 21-27 WEEK 4||Horsemanship||CILT I/II||Kitchen Aide||Groom Aide||C/E canoe trip|
|July 28-Aug 3
|Horsemanship||CILT I||Kitchen Aide||Groom Aide||TB backpack trip|
|August 4-9 WEEK 6||Equestrian Camp||Kitchen Aide||Groom Aide|
|June 28-June 30||Mother/Daughter Weekend|
|Aug 9-11||Father/Daughter Weekend|
Family & Friends Camp
|June 28- July 7||Family & Friends Camp|
2013 Program Fees
$560... Tier A (closest to true cost)
$510... Tier B
$460... Tier C(same as 2011 tuition)
Camper Tuition is paid in tiered rates. Each family may select the tier that best fits their family income. The rate chosen is confidential and in no way influences the experience campers receive at camp. The true cost for one camper week exceeds $600.
- $35 discount if Paid in Full (including all fees) by December 31, 2012
- $25 discount for additional weeks (applied per household)
$25 fun with horses (Pathfinders)
$70 stay-over fee per Saturday (staying more than 1 week)
$50 stay-over fee per Saturday for Service Crew
$40 canoe or backpack trip
$79 transportation (bus/van each way)
$35 suggested deposit in camper's Tuck Shop (camp store) account per week
$25 change fee
$110 Non-refundable reg. deposit for Summer Camp & Parent Sessions
$140 per parent for parent/daughter sessions
- $100 per daughter for parent/daughter sessions
$5 per person for dinner on night of arrival for parent/daughter sessions
$25 stayover fee week 7 to father/daughter sessions
$55/day per adult for family camp (ages 17 and older)
$35/day per child for family camp (ages 4-16)
Free for ages 3 and under for family camp
$15 Non-refundable reg. deposit per person per day
Payment in full due June 1. Mail in your payment or pay online with a credit card.
Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks gift certificates can be applied toward all camp fees-including Tuck Shop-and are available all year long in any amount.
Here are three easy ways to register:
- Online Registration is the preferred and easiest way for you to go! (you can make payment in full, partial payment or pay in installments) --OR--
- Request a brochure --OR--
- Print out a registration form.
- Campers sign up for most activities when they arrive at camp, however Horsemanship and wilderness trips require pre-registration. Trip fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. There is no discount available for unused horsemanship classes due to adventure trips.
- If registering by mail: Mail in your registration form with the $110 registration fee for each week (applied toward total amount). Send a check payable to Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks with the form.
- Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. No refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to arrival.
- There is a $30 fee for any check returned by your bank unpaid (NSF).
- Once your registration has been received, you will receive a confirmation email with information about your daughter's time at camp including camper and parent forms, directions, and bus information.
- The Balance of camper fee can be paid in full or in monthly installments. Payment in full (including bus fee) is due June 1, along with all completed camper release, parent, and medical forms. For registration after June 1, all fees must be paid in full with registration.
- If you have any questions, please contact our Camp Registrar at 518-608-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you have already created a registration account for 2013 login to manage your account.*
*If this is your first time registering in our new system, click the button below to create a registration account that you will be able to access at any time to add sessions, make payments, fill out forms, and check your balance. You will easily be able to manage registration for all programs for your whole family through this account.*
VIEW OUR 2013 BROCHURE
To register by mail:
Click desired session below to print a registration form:
Summer camp (including equestrian camp and mini-camp)
Family & Friends Camp
Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks gift certificates can be applied toward all camp fees-including Tuck Shop-and are available all year long in any amount.
SUMMER CAMP Forms
All 2013 Forms updated!
What to Bring List
Camp Safety Guidelines
2013 Health History and Examination Form *
2013 Health Entrance Form
2013 Parent Daughter Health Entrance Form
2013 Parent Daughter complete Packet
Camper Release Form
Letter to My Counselor and Letter to My Child's Counselor
Service Crew Information
Service Crew Complete Packet (includes NY State Work Permit Information)
Adventure Trip Information
Stay-Over Campers/Adventure Trip Permissions
Directions to Camp
*Examination Form is completed by licensed physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant
PARENT/DAUGHTER Session Forms2013 Health History Form
2013 Activity Choices
2013 Parent Daughter Clue
2013 Parent Daughter Complete Packet
FAMILY & FRIENDS CAMP Session Forms2013 Health History Form
2013 Family Clue
2013 Family Complete Packet
CAMPOREE Session Forms2013 Camporee Health History Form
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhere is Camp Cedarbrook located? Camp Cedarbrook is nestled in the Adirondack Mountains 4 1/2 hours north of New York City, about 20 miles southwest of Lake George and about 20 miles northwest of Saratoga Springs. Camp is located on 500 beautifully forested acres, including a 45-acre lake.
Where do Cedarbrook campers come from? Most of our campers come from northern New Jersey, Long Island, and eastern New York, but we also have campers from around the country and around the world.
Do you have a leadership program? Yes, we call it CILT (Campers in Leadership Training). This two year program is for high school girls. There is an emphasis on supervised leadership training in a camp setting. It includes class sessions on leadership skills and working with children, Bible study, a wilderness trip, and lots of hands-on experience in leading girls. This program is for those interested in serving God and others through a leadership role.
Can you accommodate special diets? Most of the time, yes. If your daughter has special dietary needs, please contact us directly to talk about how we can help you.
Are there any snacks available to campers? Some snacks are available in the dining hall throughout the day. Campers can also buy snacks at the Tuck Shop (camp store) during their free time.
What are the living areas like? A rustic setting is important to us. Younger campers live in cabins and older campers in platform tents. This type of housing protects them from the elements, but not isolated from the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of the forest. None of the housing units have electricity, but each group of cabins or tents has a washhouse with electricity, toilets, sinks, and showers (with hot water!).
What is the staff to camper ratio? There is one counselor for each 7-8 campers. Our overall staff to camper ratio is about 1 to 3.
How are the campers grouped? Campers are grouped according to grade finished. Grades 2, 3, and 4 comprise the Pathfinder group. Trailblazers are grade 5 and 6. Grades 7 and 8 are the Challengers. Explorers are grades 9, 10, and 11. Within each of these divisions, they are in cabin groups with seven to eight campers and one counselor. Campers are placed in cabin groups just prior to their arrival at camp. When making cabin assignments, we honor cabinmate preference requests as much as possible. However, when requests are for more than two girls to be together, it is sometimes not possible for us to do that. We are considering the interests of all the girls involved by not creating a group with just a few who are left out. We also want your daughter to have the opportunity to make new friends while at camp.
What if my child gets homesick? Staff is well-trained to recognize and help campers cope with feelings of homesickness. If it seems that your daughter is not adjusting well to camp or is having unusual difficulty overcoming feelings of homesickness, one of our staff members will call you (usually by Monday evening at the latest) so that we can talk about what you think will be best for your daughter.
How will my child communicate with me? Phones are not available to campers. If there is an emergency, we will contact you. Your camper will be encouraged to write letters home. Mail can take about four days so don't worry if you haven't heard anything at the beginning of the week. You can send letters and packages (without food). You also have the option of sending email through Bunk1. Bunk1 offers a reply service which allows you to receive messages from your camper via email. Click here for details. Cell phones don't work at camp so please keep them at home.
Who do I call to speak with if I have a question or problem? You can call our camp office and the office staff will either answer your question or direct you to the appropriate person. If necessary, we will have staff who work directly with your child speak to you about any concerns you might have.
What if my child gets sick or injured? The safety of our campers is our first priority. Staff members are trained in first aid and CPR and emergency procedures during pre-camp staff training. We always have a nurse on site to treat sick and injured campers. For routine health needs, things like scrapes & bruises, mosquito bites, upset stomach and colds, our nurse follows physician-approved standard protocols. If your daughter requires a doctor or hospital visit or overnight stay in the Health Hut, our nursing staff will contact you as soon as possible to let you know what is happening.
What if my child takes medication? Our nursing staff collects and logs all medications at registration. Campers are not allowed to keep any medication with them. (Exceptions are made for items like inhalers). Medications are securely stored in locked cabinet or refrigerator. The nurses dispense medications to campers at mealtimes and bedtime according to the prescription. All medications sent to camp must be in their original containers with the prescription information on them.
What communication will the camp have with parents regarding their child's health? Filling out the health form completely and accurately and sending it to camp so that it will be there at least a week prior to your daughter’s arrival will help us more fully understand your daughter’s health needs. If there are questions, one of our health service staff members will call you. If your daughter has special needs, please call to let us know before your child arrives at camp. When you check your daughter in at registration you will also have the opportunity to speak to our health service staff about any concerns you might have or special needs. While your daughter is with us at camp, if anything requiring a doctor or hospital visit or overnight stay in the Health Hut, our nursing staff will contact you as soon as possible to let you know what is happening.Would you like to know what other moms and alumnae say about Cedarbrook? Read more.
Transportation Service InformationCamp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks provides transportation services from New Jersey and Long Island, where girls can board the bus/van departing for camp and/or arrive when returning from camp.
Transportation to camp is offered during Weeks 2 & 5
Transportation from camp is offered during Weeks 2 & 5
Please call camp at 518-654-6262 for updated times of departure and arrival at Hawthorne, NJ or New Hyde Park, NY.
- NO FOOTLOCKERS
- Each passenger may bring:
1 Pullman size suitcase OR 2 weekend-size bags
1 bedroll OR sleeping bag and pillow
1 small carry-on bag
- Pack books and travel games—helps the time to pass more quickly.
- Follow the instructions of the driver and chaperone carefully when loading and retrieving luggage.
For Your Information
- Plan 1/⁄4 to 1/⁄2 hour extra time before and after scheduled times for varying traffic conditions.
- NEVER leave your child unattended at the bus/van stop site.
- There are no rest room facilities at the bus/van stop.
- Please take precautions for motion sickness before boarding the bus/van.
- Lunch is provided for riders on both trips.
- In case of emergency, call the camp phone (518) 654-6262.
Travel Safety Guidelines for Campers
- Be careful—watch for traffic in parking areas as you board and leave the bus/van.
- Show kindness, patience, and respect for other campers, the chaperone, and the driver.
- Follow all the chaperone's instructions.
- Don't distract the driver by throwing things or making excessive noise inside the bus/van.
- Sit facing forward and remain in your seat for the entire trip.
- Remain in your seat until the chaperone instructs you to get off the bus/van.
- Listen to and follow directions for boarding and leaving the vehicle.
Directions to Bus/Van Stops
Hawthorne Gospel ChurchRoute 208
Hawthorne, New Jersey
From New York City and Long Island
From George Washington Bridge, take Route 4 west to Route 208 north (1 mile after crossing under Route 17). Travel 5 miles. Stay on Route 208 north. DO NOT take any exit marked "Hawthorne!" Continue on Route 208 north past the Goffle Road exit, until you come to the church on your right-hand side.
From northern Bergen County, North, or West
Take Route 287 to Route 208 south (Exit 59). Travel south on Route 208 until you reach the Goffle Road exit. (You will pass Hawthorne Gospel Church on your left across the divided highway.) Cross over the Goffle Road Bridge and take the second Goffle Road exit, Midland Park/Ridgewood. Make a U-turn to head north on Route 208. Proceed directly to the church on your right-hand side.
From Interstate 80
Take Exit 60 to Route 20 north. Take Route 20 north to Fair Lawn Avenue exit. Cross over the steel bridge and proceed straight ahead to entrance for Route 208 north. Stay on Route 208 north. Continue on Route 208 north past the Goffle Road exit, until you come to the church on your right-hand side.
From Garden State Parkway NORTH
Take Exit 160 (just past Bergen toll plaza). At traffic light at end of exit ramp, turn left onto Paramus Avenue. Stay on this road to the entrance ramp to Route 4 west. Stay in the right lane and continue onto Route 208 north (Oakland). Stay on Route 208 north. Continue on Route 208 north past the Goffle Road exit, until you come to the church on your right-hand side.
From Garden State Parkway SOUTH
Take Exit 165 and follow Ridgewood Avenue west to Maple Avenue. Turn left onto Maple Avenue and follow it until you see signs for Route 208 north. Stay on Route 208 north. DO NOT take any exit marked "Hawthorne!" Continue on Route 208 north past the Goffle Road exit, until you come to the church on your right-hand side.
Village Hall Municipal BuildingNew Hyde Park Road
New Hyde Park, New York
From Long Island Expressway (Exit 34) or Northern State Parkway (Exit 26 South)
Take New Hyde Park Road south. Village Hall will be on the right-hand side.
From Southern State Parkway (Exit 16)
Take Franklin Road north which becomes New Hyde Park Road. After 4 to 41⁄2 miles, you will see the Village Hall on the left-hand side.
Online PaymentsIf you have already registered for a session at camp, please login to view your balance, make additional payments, and/or add sessions.
To pay by check, send a check to the camp address, payable to Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks.
To keep the camp experience affordable for as many campers as possible, the camp fee covers only about 75% of the actual cost per camper. We depend on contributions to cover the difference. Please consider giving. Donations can be made at the same time as registration payments.
PARENT VOLUNTEERSParents interested in volunteering at camp while your daughter is a camper are invited to apply for a volunteer position. The gift of time given by our volunteers is critical to our well-being and success as a camp. It is an opportunity to match your skills, knowledge, and experience in a way that meets camp's needs.
We prefer that you bring only your registered camper daughter(s). This will give you the greatest opportunity to contribute to the camp program. However, if you have additional children between the ages of 3 and 9, they will participate in their own special program with other staff children during the day. They will be in your care during free time, meal times, and at night.
Read more about summer volunteer positions and apply to work with us.