MHCM Camp is Different! MHCM Camp is Different!

Designed as a “first summer camp experience” for children ages 4 and 5, our half-day camps feature the fun of a traditional camp experience while encouraging the development of critical learning skills.

It is well documented that children who engage in early experiences that encourage the development of language skills, reasoning, problem solving, social skills, behavior and emotional health perform far better once they enter school than those who do not.

With this in mind, we designed our camp to be lively and fun … AND to support the development of these important skills!

Our themed learning camps are packed with hands-on activities that offer age-appropriate introductions to nature, the human body, art, and science, while also encouraging development across these five distinct but connected domains that are used as indicators to assess a child’s readiness for school:

  1. Fine and gross motor development
  2. Social and emotional development
  3. Multi-disciplinary approaches to learning
  4. Language and literacy development
  5. Cognition and general knowledge
Days and Times Days and Times

Camp will be offered for 4 weeks:                                                                                                        Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10                                                                                                             Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17                                                                                                            Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24                                                                                                             Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31

Camp hours are 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  Pick up is at 1:00 PM sharp.

Lunch time will occur every day. Campers need to bring lunch from home that does not need refrigeration or heating. Depending on the weather and the day’s activities, we may eat lunch in the museum, the pavilion or next door in the park.

Themes Themes

Each half-day session combines fun and games with interactive learning activities, music, crafts, visits from special presenters, and museum exploration. Our camp takes place inside the museum and in our outdoor pavilion overlooking the beautiful Hudson River.

Each week of camp will focus on one theme: Science, Art, Nature and Food.

More information on camp themes and pricing will be available in March!

Camp Staff Camp Staff

Led by MHCM educator and museum staff, our dedicated team brings many years of experience creating and delivering engaging camp activities for young children. Sessions are kept small (24 child max per session) to encourage the fostering of relationships between campers and counselors. All counselors are first-aid certified. Camper to counselor ratio is 8:1.

More information on camp themes and pricing will be available soon!  If you have any questions, please contact Peter at (845) 471-0589, ext 17 or email

Registration for camp will open on March 16, 2015.