Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp


The DPF 4-H Camp is located on the North Fork of Long Island in the Town of Riverhead. The camp’s 140-acre natural setting is situated in a unique environmental combination of woodlands, bluffs, farmland and L.I. Sound beach frontage. 

Campers sleep in comfortable, rustic cabins. Bathrooms and washhouses, which are located within walking distance of each cabin, include toilets, sinks, and private shower rooms. There are separate units of cabins for the boys and for the girls. Cabin assignments are made according to a child’s date of birth and grade level. The campers are also separated into Youth and Teen units. Youth and Teen campers have different meal times and classes to meet their skill level. Some programs are done as a whole group. All classes and meals are co-ed. Campers must provide their own linens and toiletries. Please refer to the “Parent Camper Handbook” for the complete list of items needed.

Session arrival is Monday at 9:00 AM and pick up is Saturday at 9:00 AM. For an additional fee, stay-over weekends are available; campers will depart at 9:00 AM Monday. There are no visiting hours or days. Tours of camp during summer sessions can be arranged by calling the Camp Office at least 24 hours in advance: (631) 727 – 9762.

A full-time registered nurse will be on the premises to dispense medications and tend to emergencies. Waterfront staff members are Red Cross certified and possess credentials such as Water Safety Instructors and/or Lifeguard Training. All staff are trained in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Advanced First Aid, and Epi Pen Assistance. The camp is inspected twice yearly by the Suffolk County Department of Health.


Campers are served three well-balanced meals daily. All food is prepared on-site by our certified food handlers. The meals reflect a variety of choices and tastes including daily vegetarian options. Our salad bar also offers campers a variety of fruits, vegetables and alternate choices.

At DPF 4-H Camp, we take the job of coaching and caring for children seriously. We look for top quality summer camp counselors and specialty staff who will take this job as seriously as we do. These applicants must have patience, compassion, great listening and communication skills, spirit and the ability to relate to children.
Many of our staff are former campers who have spent many years at DPF. All staff go through a rigorous interview process, are background checked, and must provide at least two (2) references, which are contacted prior to employment. Once employed, all staff must attend mandatory “Staff Orientation” and receive evaluations throughout the summer.





Arts and Crafts
Environmental Sciences
Farm & Horticulture

Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Cooking
Self Defense
Sports and Recreation

Counselor - In -Training (CIT)
The DPF 4-H Camp CIT program is designed for teens that have completed at least 10th grade and/or are 16 years of age and interested in becoming a counselor at the 4-H Camp. You will need to apply for this program using the CIT application. Accepted applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Enjoy the “world of horses” as you take an active part in this half-day program. It is a great introduction for those who have never worked around horses or will compliment any outside riding experience you may have.

High Ropes Climbing Adventure

Campers will gain confidence as they pursue success on our unique 5-station high ropes challenge course. The adventure challenge includes a 35-foot rock climbing and rappelling tower, zip line, and platforms. The third side of the tower includes a movable “vertical playpen” that allows a pair of climbers to work together along obstacles to reach the top.


MINI CAMP     June 29—July 1 Short Stay Option for first-time campers
SESSION 1 June 29—July 4 Stay-Over Session — July 4—July 6
SESSION 2 July 6—July 11 Stay-Over Session — July 11—July 13
SESSION 3 July 13—July 18 Stay-Over Session—July 18—July 20
SESSION 4 July 20—July 25 No Stay-Over Session Available
SESSION 5 July 27—August 1 Stay-Over Session—August 1—August 3
SESSION 6 August 3—August 8         Stay-Over Session—August 8—August 10
SESSION 7 August 10—August 15 Stay-Over Session—August 15—August 17
SESSION 8 August 17—August 22 END OF CAMP!

Online Registration
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Mini Camp
Each Session—Pay in Full before 4/15/2015    
Each Session Pay in Full after 4/16/2015
Each Stay-Over Session



Never been to Camp Before?
Register now for a 3 day / 2 night stay 
June 29th - July 1st
July 27th - July 29th
Experience the excitement of sleep away camping 
but for a shorter period of time.


2015 Open House Dates

April 11 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM

April 25 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM

May 16 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM

June 6 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM

Camp Address
3186 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

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Camp Business Office Address:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County
5 Old Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753
Phone: 516-433-7970 Ext. 11
Fax: 516-433-7971

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Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp will host an open house Saturday, June 6, 2015, 11am – 3pm.

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