Parents

FAQ's

 

Just how “co-ed” is Camp Lenox?


Boys and girls have a separate daily program of Electives and Group Periods. In the evenings, boys and girls going into the 8th grade, and older, will have age-appropriate activities together throughout the week. The older the age group, the greater the frequency of these activities.




How competitive is Camp Lenox?


Although campers at Lenox enjoy competition, their well-being is our first priority. Electives are non-competitive, skill-based activities where learning and fun are the main focuses. Group periods offer recreational competition in the form of league play and “choose up” games. There are several levels of competition available at camp: Intramural leagues, intercamps, and tournaments. No matter which level of competition the camper is involved in, activities always center around getting better and having a good time.




What are the bunks like?


All of the bunks are spacious and have recently been renovated with pine paneling. They all have electricity, showers, sinks, and toilets as well as ample cubby spaces for clothes. All of the girls’ bunks have shower facilities. Boys ages 7-13 also have showers in their cabins while boys ages 14-16 use an individual shower house outside their cabins. Inside the cabins, the staff-to-camper ratio is 1:3.




How do I communicate with my camper during the summer?


Full-summer campers have three scheduled phone calls with home — half-summer campers have two. Parents may also send one-way emails to their children via their online accounts. All emails are printed out and placed in their recipient’s mailbox. While emails are best-suited for quick messages, parents should plan on communicating the old-fashioned way: writing letters. Letter writing will be the primary means of communication for campers, who often write their families during Rest Hour each day. There’s nothing better than receiving letters from home while at camp. Finally, we post photos from camp online every day. Like the one-way emails, these are available for viewing and downloading via your online account. You can even order prints of your favorites!




What kind of medical facilities and personnel are available?


Lenox has a beautiful medical facility, staffed by five live-in, full-time nurses, a part-time medical assistant, a full-time medical driver, and a team of physicians who rotate through camp each week. There is always a physician in residence. Berkshire Medical Center is 30 minutes away from camp should further medical treatment ever be required. Parents must provide their own coverage for illness, injuries, and dental injuries that require medical attention.




What if my child takes prescription medication?


If your child takes prescription medication, you MUST enroll them in our prescription med program, PackMyRx. Enrolling is mandatory, no exceptions. All campers taking prescription medications must be registered before arriving at camp.




Are there any religious services at Camp Lenox?


Lenox is a non-denominational camp but we do offer an optional Friday night Shabbat service and provide transportation to local churches.




Is Camp Lenox a uniform camp?


No. We do have official athletic jerseys that are required for intercamp competitions and tournament games. At all other times, campers wear casual sports clothes.




How about the food?


Lenox offers an extensive menu that focuses on healthy, fresh foods. The entire camp eats together, and waitresses serve meals family-style. Cabin counselors sit with their campers during mealtime. A restaurant-style fruit bar or salad bar accompanies every meal, and there’s even a creative “children’s menu” suited for the pickiest of eaters. Special dietary concerns are happily accommodated with advance notice.




My child is new to camp. Are there any opportunities for new campers to meet other campers before the summer begins?


Yes! We host a new camper luncheon in the Tri-state area during the winter time as well as a New Camper Open House “at camp” two weeks before camp begins. During this day, campers meet staff, enjoy a barbecue lunch, and have some recreational activity — a taste of what they’ll enjoy during the summer. Campers and their parents receive a tour of the camp as well.




How often is laundry done during the summer?


Each camper receives a color-coded laundry bag to be filled with soiled clothes. The laundry staff collects these bags every Monday, delivers the clothes to the laundry service, and returns them to the campers’ bunks on the following Thursday, filled with clean, folded clothing. Campers should bring their own laundry bag for use while their camp-supplied bag is away.




Is Lenox accredited?


Camp Lenox is accredited by the American Camp Association. Camp Lenox complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and is licensed by the Lenox Board of Health. Health and safety are very important to us.





 
 

Getting Ready

Readings

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Reminders

 

BUS

Four charter buses travel to camp on Opening Day:

WESTCHESTER BUS (2)

Pier 1 Imports: Port Chester, NY

NEW JERSEY BUS

Marriott Hotel, Saddlebrook, NJ

LONG ISLAND BUS

Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City

Sign up for a bus on the

Forms Dashboard. 

PLANE

Transportation to and from the airport is provided for ALL fliers.

FLORIDA FLIGHT

For full-summer campers, Lenox books flights

 

For half-summer campers, parents are responsible to book the flights themselves.

ALL OTHER CAMPERS

Contact the camp office 

CAR

If you are planning on driving your camper to Lenox, refer below for arrival and pick-up times, which must be observed. Early drop-offs or late pickups are not permitted.

Drop-Off:

Between 9AM and 11AM

Pick-Up:

Between 9AM and 10AM

Travel & Baggage

Camp Lenox works with Camp Trucking to transport camper baggage to and from camp.

Baggage will be picked up at your front door 7-10 days before camp and returned at your door within one week after camp.

CURRENT FAMILIES

Visiting Day

Parents are encouraged to visit their children during one fun-filled day each summer. They will meet instructors and counselors, observe their child participating in their favorite activities, and join the entire camp for a gourmet buffet lunch.

 

Visiting day ends at 3:30. Campers in the 11th grade may leave camp with their families and return by 7:30.

While parents are encouraged to attend Visiting Day, regular visits disrupt the natural flow of camp, especially for other campers. As a result, we do not encourage “popping-in” to visit your camper at other times.

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES

Rookie Days

Prospective campers and their families may visit camp on those days, participate in activities, and eat in the dining room with the entire camp. Activities are chosen from a select schedule and include fun on water and land.

 

While their kids are playing alongside the regular campers, parents take a tour of the camp and are then free to explore the Berkshires before returning to pick up their children at 3:00 in the afternoon.

Camp Tours

Contact the Camp Office

to schedule a tour during a convenient time throughout the summer. Walk-ins and improptu tours are not permitted.

 
 

Visiting Camp

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