Fundamentals

Who May Attend

Please note: All weeks of camp are co-educational. A camper may attend more than one (1) week, (but is limited to 2 weeks) and is not allowed to stay over the weekends. The camping experience for children from week to week at Camp Shankitunk is very similar. 

Overnight Camp

Any youth ages 8-16 by January 1st who is able to follow the camp schedule and participate in programming safely and independently is welcome to attend.

Day Camp

Any youth age 6-8 by their selected camp session who is able to follow the camp schedule and participate safely and independently is welcome to attend. We have suspended our Yellow-Sheet Day Camp Program for 2021.

2021 Dates & Themes

Week 1: July 4 - July 9

Out of This World
Astronauts and aliens alike are welcome at camp as we blast-off into summer 2021! Try activities like star-gazing, rocketry and science this week. Make your own alien, space bracelet, galaxy slime, or moon rocks! You’re always among the stars at Shankitunk!

Week 2: July 11 - July 16

Arabian Nights
Shankitunk dayyyyys are like Shankitunk niiiiiights.  More often than not are hotter than hot in a lot of good ways! Take a magic carpet ride with us this week at camp to play genie says, make bracelets, and test your storytelling skills of course!

Week 3: July 18 - July 23

Mystery
Time to hone up on your observation skills campers. We need you this week for a game of “Who done it” at camp?  Put your thinking caps to examine fingerprints, write secret messages, guess riddles, and try to crack codes! Are you up for the challenge? We hope so!

Week 4: July 25 - July 30

FairyLand
We do, we do, we do believe in fairies! Flap your wings and fly: Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning for a week of fairy tag (with noodles), musical toadstools, woodland adventures, and other mystical happenings in the forest at Shankitunk!

Week 5: August 1 - August 6

Olympics
Calling all campers! You are invited to join us at Shankitunk for a friendly camp-wide competition this week. Which cohort will emerge victorious in classic events such as archery, relay races, swimming, tug of war, and more? Pack your positivity, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship!

Week 6: August 8 - August 13

Medieval

Pack your pantaloons and ride along to Shankitunk! Your cabin will be your castle and join us in the great hall 9or the great outdoors) for feasts aplenty. Help host a renaissance faire, take archery classes, and much more!

Please note: The camping experience for children from week to week at Camp Shankitunk is very similar.  The weekly themes are more of a fun way to mix things up over the summer for campers attending multiple weeks and for the staff, but they don't significantly impact the Shankitunk experience.  Happy camping!

Check-In and Pick-Up

We have worked hard over the last several years to expedite check-in, but this could be a game changer. Nobody enjoys standing in long lines to drop off campers on registration day, so this year, in an effort to limit visitors into the facility, we are planning a new drop off and pick-up procedure that will give families a 15 - 20-minute check-in window. You’ll be able to drive into camp, be greeted by a staff member who will conduct a basic health screening right at your vehicle, and then help your camper unload their gear. Parents will not need to get out of their cars! The success of this process will rely on families arriving promptly for their assigned time. We know that traffic is sometimes unpredictable, so if you find that you need to arrive outside of your scheduled time slot, please notify camp so that we can take the necessary steps to get you into camp as safely and efficiently as possible.

Camp Fees

For the time being, we will accept online registration with no fees required. Essentially, we want you to “Save your Spot” if you are interested in attending camp in 2021 until we receive further guidance from New York State and the NYS Department of Health. We are transitioning our budget model to a flat camper fee. That cost will be $450 per child for 2021. We will of course continue to offer campership opportunities for our local Delaware County residents and 4-H youth and others wherever partnerships allow.

Overnight

$450 per week

Day Camp

$200 per week

Please Note:

  • Camperships may be available for qualified youth.  Help send kids to camp.
  • Full payment will be due prior to arrival at Camp.  You may mail a check or we accept VISA, Mastercard, & Discover credit cards.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

For 2021: All refund requests must be made in writing. If you register for camp, but the state of things change with Covid-19 and you no longer feel comfortable attending, a full refund will be issued up until June 15, 2021.

  • All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee.
  • We understand that sometimes things happen or plans change. If you need to cancel, we ask that you notify our camp secretary as soon as possible. We often have families on a waiting list and would like to include their children at camp whenever possible.
  • Upon arrival, if it is determined that a camper is too ill to attend, the camper will be sent home immediately, no refund will be issued.
  • In the event a camper becomes ill while at camp and is sent home at the discretion of the Camp Nurse, no refund will be issued. 
  • In the interest of the health and wellness of all campers, those campers who cannot adjust to camp (e.g. severe homesickness, bed wetting, disruptive or dangerous behavior, non-compliance, etc.) may be sent home at the discretion of the Camp Director. No refund will be issued.

Full refunds minus the applicable processing fees will only be considered for emergency situations. An emergency situation is defined as a specific medical condition (e.g. injury, illness or hospitalization) or a certain family situation (e.g. death in family).

Please note that requests for refunds will be subject to review and may take time to process.

Family Handbook

Is this your first time attending 4-H Camp Shankitunk? Are you overwhelmed with questions? This handbook may be the answer. We address the most common frequently asked questions from first time families. We hope this resource will be helpful for you, but if you still have questions, please feel free to Contact Us.