(Center Moriches, NY) - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting an open house for prospective campers and families of children and young adults with special needs on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents should bring their children if they are to be a new camper this summer.
During the tour, parents will have a chance to meet the year-round staff - camp director, nurse and office manager - and ask questions or address any concerns that they might have.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp designed for children and young adults ages 6-21 with special needs. Its mission is to help children and adults achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a summer-time environment. Throughout the program, campers participate in typical summer camp activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.
The camp is located on Chet Swezey Road in Center Moriches. For directions or more information, call (631) 878-1070 or visit www.camppaquatuck.com.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded entirely by donations and is a special place where children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. They participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for those who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.