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WHAT WE DO
About Shibley Day Camp
We create magical experiences that promote personal growth and lifelong friendships in our nurturing, down to earth environment.
Shibley staff members are guided by our GREEN value system that encourages Generosity, Respect, Empathy, Endurance & Nurturing among all members of the Shibley community.
3-14 year old campers participate in a balanced mix of athletics, arts, adventure and science activities! PLEASE CALL FOR SPECIFICS!
4-8 week flexible sessions & mini day option.
Daily snacks & hot lunch included. We can accommodate most allergies and dietary restric
SCHEDULE A PRIVATE TOUR FOR YOUR FAMILY TODAY! We give tours 7 days a week all year long. Call 516-621-8777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your appointment. You can also chat with a director or send a note from www.shibleydaycamp.com.
Off Season Events- Please RSVP by phone if you wish to attend any of the events below:
2/10- Fun Day #2
3/18- Fun Day #3
5/6- Family Outing to Mets Game at Citi Field
5/19- Spring Carnival
“Honestly we liked the "vibe" at Shibley. It's "camp." While it has lots of amazing facilities and amenities, we were drawn to the low-key feeling and attitude. Our children are very different from one another and Shibley has something for each of them. Our "sporty" son loves the plethora of sports and competition. Our older son is drawn to wood working and the adventure course, yet still enjoys the Goose Cup and World Series.”
"I've been at Shibley for 25 summers. It is a great place to be, to keep coming back to. The overall feeling is like family. The grounds are beautiful, and get better looking every year. Improvements, even when you might think none are needed, are ongoing. The staff and administration are always positive, as are the interactions between staff and the children - the reason why we, both staff and campers, are here year after year."
"All three of our children have been Shibley campers. One of the strongest aspects of Shibley is its aquatics program. We watched our two oldest children go from timid, non-swimmers, to confident and powerful deep water swimmers. Our youngest child (at three years old) recently finished his first summer at Shibley, and once again, in a few short weeks, we watched his ability in the water skyrocket! This has been truly life-changing for our family, and we owe it all to Shibley. We also can't leave out Shibley's Solid Gold program, which has inspired a pure love of dance, music and performance for our seven year old. She came home each day excited to show us the new things that she learned and the songs became our family soundtrack for the summer."
“We chose Shibley for a few reasons. The first reason was that we wanted an outdoor camp experience. Upon touring Shibley we were reminded of our childhood years at day camp. It gave us a very familiar and warm feeling. We also chose Shibley because the nursery staff are people in the childhood education field. It was and is very important for us that our children are spending their days with staff that can truly communicate and understand the age group.”
“Shibley has many different activities to suit the needs of all campers. At Shibley you do not have to worry about being the best athlete, swimmer, etc. Shibley will find the strength of each camper and help them improve their strengths and weaknesses. Most of all Shibley helps campers to develop the confidence to express and believe in themselves.”
Rachel Lewis - Director
Since the age of three, Rachel has been attending camp. After many years as a camper, she transitioned to the role of counselor and then leadership staff. After graduating from Penn State with a B.A. in Public Relations/ Advertising, she spent eight years working in PR. Realizing that her true passion is camp, she returned to camping in the summer position of Operations Director of a co-ed residential camp.
Simply put, she loves camp. It's the best way to spend a summer, creating friendships, learning new skills and being part of a summer family. Please email her at Rachel@shibleydaycamp.com for more information about camp!
Heath Levine - Associate Director
Heath is a lifelong camper, experienced teacher and full time camp professional. His passion is for creating a camp program and culture where all children (and staff) take risks, explore interests, make friends and discover who they want to be.
Heath met his wife Lauren as day camp counselors and they have two beautiful daughters, Alexa and Sari who attend Shibley in the summer. He can be reached at email@example.com and loves talking to new families, current families, alumni, staff and ANYONE who wants to discuss camp (or Rock n’ Roll or the Mets!).
Robert Kulchin - Director of Transportation/Administration
Robert Kulchin has been a part of Shibley Day Camp his entire life. He grew up at camp and worked many seasons at Shibley before earning his undergraduate degree in business administration from Adelphi University and his law degree from Hofstra Law School. Add to the credits above Bob's instincts for working with children and it's easy to see why he figures so importantly in so many areas at camp.
Equally adapted to sports programs as he is to office administration, Bob has worked as a counselor, sports specialist, swim instructor, group leader and administrator. The two most-often heard words in the busy month before camp begins each year are, "Ask Bob!" Our multi-talented head of administration can handle it all - and does, year after year.
Randi Chase - Assistant Director
Randi Chase began as a specialist at the camp's Sports Complex. The following year Randi was promoted to Group Leader and she hasn't looked back!
Randi received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, where she played on the Varsity Basketball team and served as Student Director of the Cornell Intramural Athletic program. Randi went on to study the field of Sports Management at St. John's University.
Shibley has become a second home for Randi, where her three children spent their summers as campers and counselors.
Our seasonal camp staff is made up of educators, administrators, parents, coaches, students and other individuals passionate about youth development. All staff are hired by our full time team of directors and receive extensive training before and during the camp season.
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