Homeschool Summer Camp, Camp Cherokee (Lake Saranac), 8/16-8/21

Homeschool Summer Camp, Camp Cherokee (Lake Saranac), 8/16-8/21
Finally, I have the details… Homeschool Camp located on beautiful Saranac Lake, (at Camp Cherokee - 433 Gilpin Bay) will be Sunday, August 16th through Friday, August 21st(morning).  This is my children’s favorite week of the year!  

The cost is $463 per family (NOT person) plus you supply a meal for everyone including the staff (we also bring something to share for Sunday night which is a pot luck dinner or we order pizza – this is what we did the last couple of years).  In addition, your family will be a helper at another meal.  Depending on the number of families, I may ask everyone to contribute something towards a breakfast (box of cereal/drink) and help cleaning up for one extra meal.  In the past, people have been incredibly helpful so clean-up is pretty easy with all the hands at work. 
You bring your own bedding, towels, etc (beds and bunks are provide).  I’ll let you know what size & number beds/bunks you will have in your room before you go.  
Additional notes:  If you’d like another adult with you for the week (Grandparent) it is an additional $118.  The cost of an additional child (13 and under) it is $98 for the week.  Foster children are considered family children and included in the family price.

Deposit - I am collecting a $100 deposit which is non-refundable to help the camp know the number of families that will be attending so they can determine the required staff.  You may mail me your deposit:    
Tammy Neureuther
11 Carriagehouse LaneWest Chazy, NY 12992
Activities (all included in the cost):

Pool with lifeguard
Horseback riding
Ping Pong
Small Sand Pit (little boys liked it there!)
Vollyball/Sand area
Motorboats with almost everything imaginable behind them (staff drives the boats)
Boat Area - includes kayaks, canoes, paddle boats (this is open all day but we need
          an adult on land and everyone needs to sign the boats out)
Fishing -  From the camps canoes, no fishing from the dock.  Must have a current NYS fishing license
 We also have done the following in the past - mostly led by homeschoolers (staff
          has participated in Talent night, etc)

~ "classes" taught by a parent (this has not been done in the last couple of years, but it's completely up to us – ideas in the past have included photography, cake decorating, drawing)

~ Roast Marshmallow, Fire, Chat time

~ Chapel time (my children love the songs)

~ Mom's homeschool sharing time -- bring your favorite idea, game, product, etc to share (we have not done this the last couple of years… but could if anyone wanted)

~ Talent night
~ Arts and Crafts – different families bring beads, drawing supplies, rainbow loom, etc. for the children to use in the evening or when it rains

~ Lots of games semi-organized games - volley ball, kickball, soccer and capture the flag were a hit in the past.  We also played quite a few board games especially when it rains.  I suggest you bring your favorite!

~ "Spooky" stories by the campfire for the older kids

Other things you may want to know --

The kitchen is vegetarian; hence no meat – milk & dairy are fine.

Every family supplies a meal - so food is mostly covered. You can put the food you bring in the main kitchen where there is a walk in fridge and area to store food. (You may also want to bring extra snacks for your family in a plastic container if you store where you sleep or you can store anything you want in the kitchen)  

Due to allergies, we have only allowed peanut butter in the kitchen and asked that an adult makes the sandwich, then they watch the child while they eat it.  Afterwards, please wash everyone’s hands.
If you have other allergy concerns, or this policy is not acceptable, please notify me and we will work together to insure everyone is safe!

Feel free to contact me with questions.  You can email me at tamneureuther @ or call me at (h)518-563-7036 or (c) 518-569-3327.  My kids are looking forward to an amazing time with their friends and I’m looking forward to the peace and friendship I enjoy each year.