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Kenwal Day Camp is located in Melville, New York on 20 acres of greenery accented by the finest summer day camp facilities and equipment to ensure every camper ages 3 to 15, hours of enjoyment, fun and exciting events. We are a short drive from the following areas Commack, Plainview, Syosset, Woodbury, Jericho, Dix Hills, Huntington, Melville, East Northport, Farmingdale and the South Shore. With Pre School and Kindergarten Summer Programs, First though Fourth grade, as well as Senior and Teen Camp Programs, we have camp activities for every child, ensuring a great camp experience for all. Our summer camp activities include an inflatable water park, mini golf, arts & crafts, sports, theater, dance, swimming, zip lines go karts, rope rappelling, karate and so much more. To see more of our camp activities, click here


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SWIMMING-One of the best things about summer is swimming. We offer 2 swims daily in our four heated pools. One swim is a Red Cross Instructional event to teach the campers swimming techniques and water safety. The other is a free swim where the campers swim and enjoy water games under the watchful eyes of our qualified instructors. Towel service and sunscreen are provided by Kenwal Day Camp.

All Kenwal activities are taught by skilled instructors while counselors are being actively involved and supervising.

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Special Interest Clubs

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Some Kenwal campers may have a particular interest in one or more specific activities and may wish to spend more time pursuing this interest. We offer special interest clubs to meet this very need. Plus, each group leader sets up the club hours so as not to interfere with any of the major Kenwal Day Camp activities. Some of our clubs are: drama, gymnastics, tennis, computer, archery and swimming.

Special Events

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At Kenwal Day Camp we try to make every day a special day for everyone. Sometimes we go a little further and we create a day for our campers that is more than having fun, playing games, discovering and exploring. We actually create those special summer memories that your camper and you will share in and cherish forever. Some of those magic moments have happened when a camper shook hands with a pro baseball player, made a new friend, saw a bird hatch from an egg, or just realized that he did fit in and people do like him.

In addition to all the outstanding fun and exciting activities offered at Camp Kenwal, each of our divisions has their own set of "Special Event" activities for their individual groups. For a list of Special Events click here

Your child's Group Leader will let their campers and parents know when these "Special Event" activities are scheduled in their weekly Newsletter.

Our campers are also entertained with an array of special guest visitors and shows throughout the summer. See a list of special guest here

Facilities The Finest Facilities in Camping

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Kenwal Day Camp is located on 20 acres of greenery accented by the finest air conditioned facilities and equipment to ensure every camper hours of enjoyment, fun and interesting events.



Preschool and Kindergarten 

Our pre-school and kindergarten campers are offered the same general program and use of facilities as older campers, taking into consideration the size and needs of younger campers and modifying their program accordingly. Our counselor to camper ratio is 1:4.

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All pre-school and kindergarten campers are given Red Cross Instructional swim and free swim daily, with the opportunity for one-on-one instruction. As a result, many of our pre-schoolers and the majority of our kindergarten campers are going off the diving board at summer's end.

Our pre-school and kindergarten program maintains separate air-conditioned camp houses and playgrounds, which also affords a rainy day facility where campers participate in arts & crafts, music, dance, and group games. It is our policy to keep our younger campers on camp grounds at all times.

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Pre-Schoolers (not yet attending kindergarten) participate in arts & crafts, tumbling, mini-golf, circle games, go karts, parachute play, Jr. Zip Line course  and karate, along with many sports activities tailored to meet their ability. Activities are rotated and periods are shortened to meet the requirements of our younger campers.

Our Kindergarten campers (entering Kindergarten following camp season) participate in daily field activities, tennis, t-ball, kickball, soccer, karate, arts & crafts and dance, along with most activities afforded our older campers.

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All pre-school and kindergarten campers participate in special activities at camp, including Banner Day, Carnival, Little Kids Day, performances by the Reptile Museum and other live variety shows.

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Campers entering kindergarten, as well as pre-schoolers, are enrolled in a full day program 3, 4, 5 days a week.

Separate age appropriate facilities for our younger campers Include:  Mini Tennis Courts, Mini Basketball Courts, Mini Street Hockey, Mini Tee Ball/Kickball Field, Mini Rock Climbing Wall, playground and Jr Zip line Course.

1st Thru 4th Graders

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First graders (FROSH)

Frosh will advance to our main Arts & Crafts and Nature programs at a level encouraging creativity and discovery.  Dance and cheerleading will be introduced and sports activities will be offered with instruction on a more challenging and interactive level at our age appropriate Jr. Sports complex (tennis, basketball, hockey) and fields. Swings, slides and other apparatus will now be offered at our main playgrounds.

2nd graders - (SOPH)

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Soph will be offered the flexibility to choose the activities they would like to play. Each period the Group leader will read from a list of choices and once decided campers will attend chosen activity with his/her counselors. They will be introduced to our Circus Arts Project (juggling, unicycling...) our Big Rockwall, the amazing 100 foot zip line and the introductory portion of our Ropes Challenge course.

3rd graders - (JUNIORS)

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For campers entering 3rd grade, all activities are offered on a more challenging level, along with the addition of Archery, a camp favorite. Our Jrs. will also experience the first "surprise off campus local adventure"...

4th graders - (INTERS)

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Our mountain biking trails offer fun and excitement under the supervision of safety-conscious counselors and specialists. Inters will also participate in a minimum of 5 local off camp trips ie. the beach, Adventureland, local  theatre shows...

Seniors and Teens

Super Seniors

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All campers entering 5th or 6th grade will be enrolled in our exciting Super Senior program. In addition to our scheduled on camp program, we offer our Super Seniors a minimum of two weekly off camp excursions highlighted by:

Splish Splash Water Park

Local Live Theatre Performances

Long Island Aquarium

Citi Field (NY Mets Game)

Shark Boat Tours around Manhattan

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Chartered Fishing Trips

Beach Trips

Big Apple Circus

Dave & Busters


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Teen Program

Realizing that teenagers have special needs and a different way of expressing their individuality, our Teen program has the flexibility of offering many choices during each activity so as not to force campers of this age group to participate in activities which they may not enjoy. Certain activities will be offered to Teens at their own option.

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All campers entering 7th or 8th grade will be enrolled in our Teen Program. In addition to our regularly scheduled activities, "Teens" will be offered an average of 3 off camp activities weekly:

Beach Trips

Dave & Busters

Great Adventure

Shark Boat tour around Manhattan

Double Delight Night

Governors Comedy Club

Medieval Times


Splish Splash

Madame Tuseauds

Chartered Fishing Trips

Indoor Go Carting

Laser Tag

Ripleys Believe It Or Not

Coldstone Creamery Trips



The “EXTREME TEENS” program is the perfect blend of outdoor camp activities,  as well as overnight and local travel experiences.  The “EXTREME TEENS” program creates an opportunity for campers grades 7 through 10, to enjoy an unforgettable summer on the road  with their peers.   Additionally, “EXTREME TEENS” will enjoy the comforts of home during camp days and local day trips.

Campers are grouped appropriately according to grade and requests. “EXTREME TEENS” are supervised by a mature staff, overseen by our highly experienced director, Lou Boccia (18 years’ experience with top Long Island day camps).


This program includes training sessions for eventual counselor positions for those CIT's who show leadership ability. The program also offers an average of 4 off camp activities weekly highlighted by trips to beaches, ball games, amusement parks, Broadway shows, Shark Boat Tours. Three of these trips will be planned in advance by our CIT directors. The fourth trip will be planned weekly, by our CITS, with the assistance of the CIT directors, once camp begins.

Our CIT's are directed by highly skilled leaders who are aware of the social needs of this age group as well as their desire to have "above camper" status. (Due to the overwhelming response to our CIT program, we can register only a limited number of 9th and 10th graders.)

OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT TRIPS for details click here 



Camp has its variety of benefits ... and the Kenwal family works hard to provide your children with as many as possible.

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Extreme Teens Travel Program. Kenwal's Extreme Teens Travel Program is the perfect blend of outdoor camp activities, as well as overnight and local travel experiences. The program creates an opportunity for campers grades seventh through 11th, to enjoy an unforgettable summer on the road with their peers. Additionally, Extreme Teens will enjoy the comforts of home during camp days and local day trips. Our extreme teen program is a chance for campers to be active, confident, resilient, unplug from technology, develop life long skills, grow more independent, learn social skills, and make true friends.

Meet the Director

Dena and “Uncle Howie” Feinstein (brother and sister) are still the two biggest “kids” in the camping industry. “As adults, safety is always our first concern. Once the children are safe, we just want them to have the time of their lives,” they say. “We are in the summer camp business because we love the children! Watching the campers grow, building their self-esteem, and helping them make new friends is just a small part of what we achieve each summer!”

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