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Always a friend

EST. 1922 in Copake, NY

Tradition

Share in the customs and activities that bind us as a family year after year, generation after generation.

Inclusion

Join in the sense of belonging to a family and becoming an integral and valuable part of something larger than oneself.

Respect

Develop the ability to listen, take notice and recognize that the opinions and beliefs of others are just as valuable and important as your own.

Sportsmanship

Cultivate the ability to be a humble and gracious winner and accept defeat without placing blame or making excuses. It centers around putting forth your best effort, cheering for your teammates and accepting their shortcomings while playing fairly and respecting your opponents.

Spirit

Feel a part of the energy, excitement and enthusiasm through activities, cheering and teamwork to unite all of us into one family.

Friendship

Foster and cherish the bonds at camp that begin as a young child and continue to strengthen throughout your life. Camp is a special place where you can choose your own friends and no matter where you go remain a constant forever.

Kindness

Perform acts of generosity, compassion and good will and derive satisfaction in the knowledge that giving is more beautiful and rewarding than receiving.

Camp Opens

June 23rd, 2018

Visiting Day

July 21st, 2018

Camp Ends

August 11th, 2018

Camp Pontiac is located in Copake, New York in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains (2 hours driving time from NYC) and are situated on 150 picturesque acres with a beautiful 65 acre spring-fed lake.

Pontiac accommodates boys and girls from ages 6 to 17 in a traditional sleepaway camp setting. Our campers hail from various states throughout the country.

Camp Values

  1. Tradition - Share in the customs and activities that bind us as a family year after year, generation after generation.
  2. Inclusion - Join in the sense of belonging to a family and becoming an integral and valuable part of something larger than oneself.
  3. Respect - Develop the ability to listen, take notice and recognize that the opinions and beliefs of others are just as valuable and important as your own.
  4. Sportsmanship - Cultivate the ability to be a humble and gracious winner and accept defeat without placing blame or making excuses. It centers around putting forth your best effort, cheering for your teammates and accepting their shortcomings while playing fairly and respecting your opponents.
  5. Spirit - Feel a part of the energy, excitement and enthusiasm through activities, cheering and teamwork to unite all of us into one family.
  6. Friendship - Foster and cherish the bonds at camp that begin as a young child and continue to strengthen throughout your life. Camp is a special place where you can choose your own friends and no matter where you go remain a constant forever.
  7. Kindness - Perform acts of generosity, compassion and good will and derive satisfaction in the knowledge that giving is more beautiful and rewarding than receiving.

Why We Live For Red & White

Nestled under warm blue skies among tall trees is a place filled with long happy days, smiles and laughter. In this place you grow more in one day then you would in a month in the real world. At summer's end you look back and can't understand how time flew by so quickly. Whether you are 6, 16, or 36 you are saddened because you do not want these days to end. Here at Pontiac we are heartened with the knowledge that the memories and bonds will continue throughout the year, only to be strengthened once again upon our return the following summer.

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