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Our full, 8-week summer session for 2017 runs from June 26 - August 17. We require a 4-week minimum for enrollment, but those weeks can be arranged to reflect family needs, vacation time and other extenuating circumstances.
Online registration reserves a spot for your child in one of our groups and the following items and services are made available during our summer season:
Each camper receives one t-shirt, one backpack and one towel.
Busing is available for an additional fee from select towns in Northern Westchester county.
One healthy snack is provided daily, along with water and some much needed down time.
Photo packages include one individual photo and one group photo.
Cookouts are available for lunch once a week, where we serve Hemlock Hill Farm hamburgers, veggie burgers and Hebrew National all-beef kosher hot dogs.
All groups will be provided a pizza lunch every Friday. Yay!
"The kids are LOVING camp! This is the first summer the come home happy! Thanks! (new nabby campers)."- Stacy G., Chappaqua
Get to know us during the year!
It is our goal to make sure every family feels comfortable, even familiar, with our facilities and staff before the summer starts. To realize this effort we put together a bunch of ways to get to know us better during the year—making the summer transition easy, fun and less intimidating for new campers.
Besides our scheduled events we're always available to meet at the camp office during drop-in hours, just give us a heads up first so we know you're coming over.
And, if you're so inclined, send us suggestions about how to get involved in your neighborhood; we're always open to new ideas! Give us a call or contact our Program Director, Matt, to leave a tip. We love finding new ways to interact with current and future Nabbers.
We offer a scheduled orientation for our youngest campers and their families the Saturday before camp starts. However, we strongly encourage all families to swing by to say hello and pick up their bags, shirts and towels. During this time families are free to picnic, play, and interact with our staff.
We reserve two special nights to get the parents involved. Daddy Dodgeball and Hollyrock Game Night give parents a fun excuse to let out their inner camper.
You can find most of our upcoming activities on our shared Nabby events calendar—and we'll do our best to keep this section of the website current too. If you have an idea, just let us know!
"Thanks for running such a fabulous camp--I can't believe after all these years they still come home so enthusiastic about their day--(and they are going into 8th grade!)."- Sara L., Croton
Happy Campers serving Happy Campers
Although our main goal is to provide remarkable summers for our campers, we also try our best to create a rewarding experience for our staff. With nearly a 75 percent return rate, we like to think we’re doing something right.
From teachers to coaches to students, our team is made up of lots of interesting people. But regardless of profession or background we expect a high level of commitment and unwavering passion for working with children.
The leadership team at Camp Nabby is made up of our three program directors.
Sam was born and raised in Ardsley, NY. Sam received his BS from Skidmore College in Elementary Education, and a Master's from Manhattanville in Special Education. Over the past 15 years Sam has taught at several area schools, most recently, Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School. This is Sam's fifth year at Camp Nabby where he's been the 3rd grade boys' counselor for four years. When Sam is not teaching or playing with campers you can find him running around with his two young sons, Matthew and Ryan. Sam loves to golf, sing and watch his favorite teams the NY Yankees, and NY Giants!
Matt grew up and attended high school in Ossining, where he earned the honorary nickname “Mayor” due to his outgoing personality. While attending the University of Kansas (Rock-Chalk-Jayhawk!), Matt discovered his passion for fine spirits, world history and country music. After college he took a job at Madison Square Garden as a member of the New York Rangers “Blue Crew” and the New York Knicks “7th Avenue Squad.” When he’s not running the senior camp programs, you can find Matt sculpting his biceps at the gym or shooting t-shirt cannons at screaming fans in NYC.
A Cortlandt Manor native, Rikki Saperstein attended Hendrick Hudson High School and later went on to study at the University of Vermont. After graduation she jumped to Pace University in Pleasantville where she received her Master’s degree in teaching (social studies, 7-12). Rikki is currently a high school history teacher in the area. In addition to running our special events and theme days at camp, Rikki has helped develop our LIT (Leaders-In-Training) program to transition campers into full-time staff members. This will be Rikki's 10th year on staff!
"Today was my daughter's first day at Camp Nabby. I cannot express how happy and impressed with Amanda we are. She impressed us from day one...We are so happy we chose Camp Nabby!"-Kaylynn H., Mohegan Lake
Answers to all of your Nabby questions!
What methods of transportation are provided?
We use the Chappaqua Transportation Company for our busing needs. Children are picked up and dropped off in front of their driveways. Morning pick up is between 8:00 and 8:30 AM, and drop off is between 4:30 and 5:00 PM.
What if I need to pick up my child early or drop off my child late?
Parents can call the office or send in a note if they need to pick a child up early. They will need to sign the child out from the front office (through our main entrance on Tamarac & Nabby Hill). We ask that parents arrive before 3:30 PM so as to not interfere with our afternoon dismissal. If a child is dropped off late the child is to check in with the office and we will accompany them to their group.
What if my child has a scheduled playdate with another camper?
We need a note or email from each camper's parent requesting the playdate. If busing is needed, please call the office prior to the playdate to confirm room on the bus.
Do you provide lunch and/or snacks?
Lunch is provided twice a week. We offer BBQ on Tuesday (junior camp) and Thursday (senior camp), and all groups get pizza on Friday. Cold milk and water are served daily.
Our daily snacks consist of healthy options such as fruit, cheese and whole wheat crackers. However, on occasion campers and couselors will bring cupcakes or other sweets to celebrate a birthday. We don't encourage these sweets, but we really like birthdays!
What is served on BBQ days?
We are proud of our relationship with Hemlock Hill Farm, where our hamburgers are prepared fresh just for Nabby. We also serve Hebrew National all beef kosher hot dogs, turkey hot dogs, chicken hot dogs, and veggie burgers. And finally, we usually serve ice cream or an ice pop to each camper for dessert.
Where are the bag lunches stored during the day?
Every group's bunk is equipped with a refrigerator to keep bag lunches cool during the day.
What happens in the event of a bad rain storm or thunder & lightning?
We switch to our "rainy day schedule" where campers remain on-site in one of our 11 covered areas (i.e. floor hockey, basketball, dodgeball, arts & crafts, etc).
What do children do during extreme heat?
Campers keep their regular schedules and are kept cool with misters, sprinklers and extended swim time. If necessary, field activities are shortened to allow for more rest and frequent water breaks.
Is Nabby a sports camp?
Although we take pride in our athletic programs and facilities, we consider Camp Nabby to be a traditional day camp where sports are complemented by our specialty programs in arts & crafts, nature, music and gymnastics.
Where do children get changed for swim?
Each group has their own indoor dressing facility (or bunk) where they change for swim and store their belongings.
Will my child ever leave the Nabby grounds?
Junior campers will never leave the Nabby grounds. Senior campers may have one inter-camp softball or kickball game and one swim meet with another local camp, where transportation is provided by the Chappaqua Transportation Company. We will always notify parents when/if these events are scheduled.
Do you provide a calendar for special events and theme days?
Yes, we have a calendar with our special events and theme days. You can always access it from our Nabby News blog.
Do you offer any activities for parents?
Every summer we invite parents to participate on two separate evenings: Hollyrock game night and Daddy Dodgeball!
What do I need to know about the Junior Camp Musical?
Parents are invited to enjoy our annual Junior Camp Musical from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on the last Wednesday of camp, August 17, 2016. Parking will be made available in either of our two back parking lots or on our upper baseball field from 9:30 AM on.
Is camp nut-free?
Although Camp Nabby is a "nut-aware" day camp, which means we understand the severity of nut allergies and therefore do not serve any nut products. If a child brings a nut product for lunch, the bag must be clearly marked so counselors and staff can make any/all adjustments during lunch time. All campers are required to wash their hands before and after eating any nut products.
Does camp have Epi-Pens?
Camp Nabby has an Epi-Pen agreement with Phelps Hospital and several staff members are certified to administer Epi-Pens. Parents whose children require their own Epi-Pens will be asked to leave one in the health office along with a prescripton from their doctor.
How flexible are the program sessions?
We require a 4-week minimum for summer enrollment. Parents registering for 5, 6 or 7 weeks can choose any which weeks their child will attend.
Why does camp end on a Thursday?
We decided a while ago to close on the last Thursday because many of our counselors are teachers, coaches, athletes and college students who need to prepare for a new school year. It just feels like the right thing to do.
How will I know what's going on at camp?
Camp Nabby relies on several forms of digital communication—email, CampSite, and Facebook — and we ask that you check them frequently for reminders and updates. If necessary, you are always welcome to call us directly at the camp office. If we are not immediately available we will return your message as soon as possible.
What if my child feels bullied or picked on?
It is important for children to learn to speak up when they feel uncomfortable in any situation. We encourage them to alert their head counselor or any Program Director so we can work to resolve the issue and, if necessary, notify parents. We can only help if an issue is brought to our attention, and we will do everything in our power to make sure every child is treated with respect!
What if my child doesn't want to participate in an activity or event?
It is important that campers learn to try new things and work on the necessary skills to be successful in a team setting. Campers will not be forced to participate but we strongly encourage them to at least try.
What should I do if my child has a complaint about his/her counselor?
Tell us! We're here to help!
Is there a deadline for registering?
Registering is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a group is filled it will be closed from any additional enrollment requests.
Do you offer any payment plans or discounts?
Yes to both! If you are interested in setting up a payment plan please indicate so on your enrollment form, we offer several options. We also offer an early bird discount for applicants who enroll prior to November 1st and we have sibling discounts on both tuition and transportation.