Can’t believe two weeks are gone. We have had a great time swimming, tubing, kneeboarding and more. We love the waterslide, fishing, boating, volleyball, soccer and so much more. Halloween in July was great; we had fairies, baseball, soccer players and yes, an oreo cookie. We can’t wait for more special events. Next week is the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Please be advised that there will be a road closure of Rock Cut Road starting on June 26th and lasting for approximately 10 days. Estimated road work completion is July 5th. Rock Cut Road will be closed to through traffic between Copper Rock Road (which is just south of Camp) and roadwork will continue to a point just south of Camp Redwood. This will affect campers coming from south, east and west via Route 52 and Route 17K. This will not affect campers coming from north as Route 300, Route 208, Plains Road and Forest Road Routes will not be affected.
For campers coming from East (Dutchess County, Putnam County, etc), please follow signs for I-84 west to second exit after Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (Exit 10S) for Route 32 north. Make left onto Route 32 North and follow to Sunoco station on the corner of Route 32 and Route 300 (approximately 3 miles). Go straight through intersection which will turn into Route 300 North. Follow Route 300 North to Rock Cut Road (approximately 3.5 miles) and make left onto Rock Cut Road south and go about 1/2 mile and Camp Redwood will be on left.
For campers coming from West (Walden, Pine Bush, etc.) , please take Route 52 east to St. Andrews Road. Make left onto St Andrews Road north and follow for approximately 1.25 miles (bare right at small general store on left). St Andrews Rd will turn into Plains Road after you pass small General store. Follow Plains Road approximately ¼ mile to Kings Hill Road and make right onto Kings Hill Road heading east. Take Kings Hill Road all the way to end which will end at Rock Cut Road. Make right onto Rock Cut Road and Camp Redwood will be on your left.
For campers coming from South (east of Rock Cut Road, Example: Newburgh, New Windsor, Cornwall), please take Lakeside Road north off of Route 17K (by the Pilot gas station and Arby’s restaurant, near I-84 Exit 6) and follow Lakeside Road north all the way to end (crossing over Route 52), which will end at Route 300 (by Leptondale Deli Market). Make a left onto Route 300 North and follow Route 300 North for 1.5 miles to Rock Cut Road. Make left onto Rock Cut Road south and go about 1/2 mile and Camp Redwood will be on left
For campers coming from the south (west of Rock Cut Road. Example: Washingtonville, Campbell hall and Montgomery) Please take Route 17k east to Stone Castle Road north (Johnny’s pizza on southwest corner) Make left onto Stone Castle road north and follow to end, which will end at Route 52. Make right onto Route 52 east and take immediate 1st left onto St. Andrews Road north and follow for approximately 1.75 miles to Plains Road and make right onto Plains Road heading north. Follow Plains Road ¼ mile to Kings Hill Road and make right on Kings Hill Road. Take Kings Hill Road all the way to end which will end at Rock Cut Road. Make right onto Rock Cut Road and Camp Redwood will be on your left.
Do bring your bathing suit, sunscreen, flip flops and sneakers.
Don’t forget a smile on your face.
Do label all your clothes and belonging losing things is no fun.
Don’t wear your best clothes at camp you will get dirty.
Do show off your camp spirit get crazy, but don’t get too crazy.
Don’t be shy tell your counselors or administrators if you want to see something or try something new.
Do follow the rules so everyone is safe.
Don’t forget Camp Redwood is a safe and fun place and is your summer home.
See you on Monday!
During camp you can explore new activities, from archery to arts and crafts, to the lakefront and everything in between.
During the summer, campers are exposed to, and have the chance to assimilate with a whole new group of friends, some who could last a lifetime.
Breath the outdoor air, play in the dirt or in clay, swim in the water and otherwise engage in all that camp has to offer.
It’s all fun and games at Camp Redwood. Play all day!
Every day is a new adventure. You never know what new experiences are in store when you explore at summer camp.
The days have no pressure. It’s all relaxed at your summer home, Camp Redwood!
When kids are out of school you want to keep them active and not allow them to have too much free time at home watching TV and playing video games all day.
Our camp gives kids a way not only to be entertained, but it also helps them develop and grow. It helps them discover themselves, learn new things and find new friends.
Kids can try activities they may never have tried at home, like waterskiing, fishing, archery, and tennis.
They can explore and learn things about themselves they can take with them for the rest of their lives.
Camp brings kids together to create lasting relationships with others that share similar interests.
In the period of one summer, lives can change in a stress-free environment where fun is the most important word of each and every day.
At camp, we encourage, we don’t discourage. It doesn’t matter your ability level in any activity.
Children are out of shape and overweight in the US in the 21st Century. This may be due to Physical Ed programs because of budget reductions in the school systems, children being preoccupied with their electronic devices causing them to stay indoors or they are bogged down with their academics such as excessive homework and TV.
We at Camp Redwood understand the pressures put on children during the year. We provide programs to stimulate young people with physical activity and make it enjoyable to provide them with a life time benefits as well as build their confidence.
We also provide programs that in the arts and crafts to enhance their creativity and to teach them the discipline or focus required to be good at these disciplines.
The programs at Camp Redwood are non-competitive and planned to provide your child with the opportunity to receive instruction in every activity at his or her level.
Some of the activities at Camp Redwood are as follows:
- Knee Boarding;
- Football (Flag);
- Tennis Indoor/Outdoor;
- Field/Floor Hockey;
- Roller/ Street Hockey;
- Bass Fishing;
- *Radio-controlled Modeling.
Creative Arts Programs Such As:
- Arts & Crafts;
- Dance (New Dance Studio);
- Dramatics/Talent show;
- Woodcraft/Camp Craft;
- Nature/Environmental Awareness;
- Social Activities;
- Square Dancing;
- Social Dancing;
- Camp Songs;
Camp Redwood is accepting registration for the 2016 season.
*Specialty activities offered periodically during the summer and may incur optional fees; not available every week.
The teams are set and the Color War has begun! Check out all the pictures from Week 5, 2015 for more information on the games!
Cell Phones and Electronics at Camp
Summer camp is about being outdoors and socializing with your peers. Today’s day and age brings with it new methods portable of communication, socialization, music players and games systems. These electronics have no place at camp. We stress not to send these items to camp with their children.
- No PHONES on the grounds. Staff and campers not permitted to have their cell phones ANYWHERE on camp property. Phone and electronics will be confiscated and locked up until dismissal if they are taken out.
- NO phone-calls will be made from anyone on the camp property for Camp Redwood unless approved by the Camp Office. ONLY the Camp Office is authorized to call off property.
ADMINISTRATION and CAMP OFFICE STAFF: Are the only staff members allowed to have their phones on them during the camp day to facilitate camp business and be able to communicate during an emergency.
If a phone call needs to be made home it will come from the camp office. If a parent needs to call to talk to their child(ren), please call a member of the Admin Staff or Jon Estis.