Who: Bridget Costello, Director, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Tom Chieffo, Board President, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck board members
Local elected officials
What: Members of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will join elected officials in breaking ground on its expanded dining hall. Upon completion of the project, the dining area will be able to accommodate more campers at mealtime, especially those who use walkers and wheelchairs, meaning that campers will no longer have to eat in shifts.
On August 5, 2009, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck kicked off its fundraising campaign for its dining hall expansion. Additional plans for the expanded dining hall include constructing a basement for more storage space and using the building to hold fundraising events to benefit the camp.
When: Friday, April 1, 2011
Where: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Chet Swezey Road
Center Moriches, New York
Directions: From the Long Island Expressway, go to Exit 69S (Wading River Road). Take Wading River Road to the end, and turn right onto Railroad Avenue. Montauk Avenue/Main Street. Go to the second traffic light and make a left onto Montauk Avenue/Main Street. Make a left on Chet Swezey Road. Take Chet Swezey Road to the end, and make a right into the camp.
Photo Ops: Ms. Costello, Mr. Chieffo and Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck board members joining elected officials in breaking ground for the expanded dining hall.
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 with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. Children participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for youngsters 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.