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Every child looks forward to summer vacation when school schedules and homework give way to more time playing outside and having fun. Parents want to ensure their child has a safe and enriching place to be. Green Chimneys Summer Camps blend great camp traditions with dynamic outdoor experiences to create exciting and educational summers full of memories to last a lifetime.

Putnam County is home to some of the most spectacular features of New York State’s Hudson Valley region. Green Chimneys’ camp locations offer access to water, hiking trails, and scenic views, which serve as wonderful enhancements to the classic summer camp experience.

Clearpool Summer Camp in Carmel boasts miles of open green space and forest trails for sports, outdoor activities, and nature exploration that far exceeds typical camp programs. Set on 350 acres of woodlands with its own natural lake, Clearpool offers endless hands-on nature and skill-building opportunities help campers develop environmental awareness and new personal tools. A 30-foot waterfront and boat launch provide great activities on the water, and campers can challenge themselves on the zipline or the new state-of-the-art high ropes course.

Hillside Summer Camp in Brewster is kicking off its 50th season and will be celebrating time-honored traditions and true camp spirit all summer long. Hillside is well-known for outdoor fun paired with unique farm and wildlife activities. Over 160 acres of natural beauty include a sandy canoe launch along the Great Swamp and the Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center, where campers make furry and feathered friends with 300 animals…including camels! A climbing tower and high ropes course offer adventurous activities, and an indoor pool means swimming in almost any weather.

Green Chimneys Summer Camps offer kids ages 4-15 a full roster of activities, including sports, arts & crafts, dance, nature study, boating, and special theme days. Campers are organized by age in co-ed groups, and youth entering 9th and 10th grade can participate as counselors-in-training. Caring, experienced staff from around the world are skilled in helping kids bond with others, discover great new talents, and they sure know how to organize a water balloon fight!

Summer is an important time for children, at any age, and camp can contribute to their growth and well being, while also making a lasting impression for years to come.

 Green Chimneys Summer Camps are fully accredited by the American Camp Association and li­censed by the New York State Department of Health.

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