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Girl Scouts of Suffolk County’s Tax ID #112164434

Health & Safety

Our camper's health and safety is our top priority. Our camps operate in accordance with the high standards of Girl Scouts of the USA, New York State health laws and Suffolk County health regulations. Inspection reports concerning our camps are on file at the health department. Our swimming program and all waterfront activities are administered according to American Red Cross standards. A health supervisor is on duty all day at each camp.

Updated Measles Vaccination Policy For Summer Camp

In response to growing concerns about the nation’s measles crisis, most of which has been centered in the New York area, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County is requiring that all campers and staff must be vaccinated in order to attend day or overnight camp at this time.
 
The CDC said last week that the nation’s measles crisis has reached a level not seen in a generation, with nearly 1,000 cases reported this year.  

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County’s updated policy will be as follows:

Parents must provide documentation that their child has received two doses of the MMR vaccine. Only medical exemptions, supported by a medical professional, will be accepted.

For policy details, please see below:

Mandatory vaccinations for campers

  • Prior to the start of children's camp, all campers age 4 and older must provide documentation that they have received two doses of the MMR vaccine, or laboratory evidence of immunity to the measles, mumps and rubella. Children age 3 must provide documentation that they have received at least one dose of the MMR vaccine or laboratory evidence of immunity to the measles, mumps and rubella. Documentation of vaccination must be signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant.
  • The only exception for this requirement is if a camper is unable to receive a vaccination due to a medical reason that is documented in a signed letter from a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant.
  • Although Public Health Law requires religious exemptions to be accepted for schools, there are no such requirements for children's camps, and there will be no allowance for such exemptions at this time.
  • Campers over age 4 who have not had the required doses of the MMR vaccine must begin receiving immunizations immediately. There is a 28-day wait between receiving the first and second dose of the MMR vaccine. Those who intend to attend summer camp this season could be delayed if they do not start receiving immunizations promptly.

Mandatory Vaccinations For Camp Staff

  • Prior to the start of children's camp, all camp staff born on or after January 1, 1957, must provide documentation that they have received two doses of the MMR vaccine, or laboratory evidence of immunity to the measles, mumps and rubella. Documentation of vaccination must be signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant.
  • The only exception for this requirement is if a camp staff member is unable to receive a vaccination due to a medical reason that is documented in a signed letter from a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant.
  • Although Public Health Law requires religious exemptions to be accepted for schools, there are no such requirements for children's camps, and there will be no allowance for such exemptions at this time.
  • Camp staff who have not had both doses of the MMR vaccine must begin receiving immunizations immediately. There is a 28-day wait between receiving the first and second doses of the MMR vaccine. Those who intend to work at summer camp at the beginning of the season could be delayed if they do not start receiving immunizations promptly.

The safety and well-being of our campers and staff continue to be a top priority.  While this policy update was not an easy decision, the procedures implemented are necessary steps in protecting our campers and community members from measles.

 

Information You Need To Know

Refund Policy

All deposits are non-refundable. 

Refund requests for registration payments are only considered for medical reasons and must be made prior to session start, verified in writing by a physician, and constitute a minimum of 5 consecutive days missed. Refunds are not considered for partially-attended weeks, no-shows, campers who voluntarily withdraw, or those removed from camp for any reason.

Refund Request Form For Medical Reasons

Important Note Regarding Online Registration

Online summer camp registration, including amenities and transportation, closes at 5 pm on the Wednesday prior to the start of the session. You may request to register after this time by contacting the camp director via email (camp@gssc.us) or phone (631-472-1625 x308). Registrations approved after this time will be charged a $25 late registration fee.

Transfer Request

Requests to transfer sessions must be made in writing through our online form and require a $15 session transfer fee. Missed days will not be prorated. Campers that transfer from Sleepaway Camp to Day Camp require a $25 session transfer fee. Missed days will not be prorated.

Transfer Request Form

Directions

Camp Edey

1500 Lakeview Avenue, Bayport, NY 11705 (Using a GPS? Enter "760 Lakeview Avenue") Phone: (631) 472-1625 • Fax: (631) 472-8199

From the East or West: Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 62 South, Nicolls Road. Take Nicolls Road South to the end to Montauk Highway. Turn right onto Montauk Highway. Go west approx. one mile to Lakeview Avenue. Turn right on Lakeview Avenue (look for a yellow sign that reads "Venero Motors.") Proceed straight on Lakeview Avenue toward Camp Edey. The Juliette Low Friendship Center is on the left. The Betty Jane Horowitz Welcome Center is on the right side of the parking lot at the end of Lakeview Avenue.

Camp Sobaco - Opens July 1, 2019

229 German Blvd. Yaphank, NY 11980

Phone: (631) 924-6433 • Fax: (631) 924-3547

From the East: Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 66. Turn right onto Sills Road. Proceed to the second traffic light, Mill Road. Make a left onto Mill Road. Make the first right onto German Blvd. Make first two possible left turns, staying on German Blvd. Follow unpaved road to parking lot.

From the West: Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 66 (Sills Road.) At the light off the exit ramp, make a left onto Sills Road. Proceed to third traffic light, and make a left onto Mill Road. Make the first right onto German Blvd. Make first two possible left turns. Follow unpaved road to parking lot.