Camp Jericho: Adventure Awaits!
Camp registrations begin in early spring and fill up fast! Camp Jericho is for children ages 5-13 years old (post-kindergarten), structured by age into groups of up to 12 campers. Camp runs Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4:30pm for 5 sessions during the summer.
Camp Jericho Location
Located in Jericho, NY, 20 minutes north of Plattsburgh.
Campers will be bused to the camp site from the YMCA.
Click for Directions: 185 Trudo Road, Jericho, NY 12910
Contact Number in Season: 518-561-0128
Camp Jericho Schedule
All 5 yr. olds must have completed kindergarten.
All children need a bathing suit and towel, labeled with the camper’s name.
Children are required to wear socks and sneakers.
Appropriate clothing should be worn for camp activities and the varying weather conditions. Camp Jericho is held rain or shine.
All campers need to bring a lunch, drink and two snacks each day.
Transportation to Camp Jericho is by bus, leaving the Y at exactly 8:30AM and returning at 4:30PM. Please drop off between 8:15am and 8:20am.
The Y is not responsible for items lost.
Any medications that children are to receive at camp must be in its original container stating dosage and time. Medications must be given directly to the Camp Director or Camp Health Designee for dispensing.
Camp Jericho is inspected by and receives its permit through the Clinton County Health Department.
The groups participate in camp activities in periods of approximately 45-60 minutes and each activity is led by a counselor or lifeguard experienced in that area. Our facility has a multi station playground and we are expanding our hiking trails with a new 2 mile trek that gives hikers a closer view of the wind turbines.
Our Rock Climbing Wall at the Y provides for an exciting challenge for all the campers, helping them learn self-confidence, self esteem and trust.
Our program activities include swimming, basketball, archery, low elements ropes course, arts-n- crafts, soccer, volleyball, new games, nature hiking, outdoor cooking, boating, canoeing and fishing. Campers must bring his or her own fishing equipment and bait. Our staff incorporates fun themes each week to make the camp experience one that will last a lifetime! We will again be offering the Character Camp – overnight for those children exhibiting the Y core values – and the “Weekend Trips.”
We are pleased to have Robb Garrand, “Mr. G,” back for his 18th season as Camp Director for Camp Jericho. Robb is the Superintendent of Northeastern Clinton Central School District, Director of the NCCS Outdoor Education Program, and the boys varsity basketball coach.
Jeff Norton will again direct the camp in Robb’s absence. Jeff is a Kindergarten teacher at the Rouses Point Elementary School. This will be Jeff’s 12th session with the camp.
In the past few years, we have seen more returning staff, which has been a big plus for the overall operation and quality of the camp program. All staff are carefully screened and selected for their experience, education, skill and commitment to our camp philosophy. All counselors go through an extensive orientation and pre-camp training.
Registration and Fees
Balance is due on or before the Thursday before the session starts. We apply a $10 late fee if payment or registration occurs after the deadline. There is a 15% reduction for second and third siblings.
A non-refundable $75 deposit is required for each session, which we apply to the balance.
Members $235 per session.
* Session 1: $215 for members, no camp on July 4th
Non-Members $290 per session.
* Session 1: $265 for non-members, no camp on July 4th
*There is a 15% reduction for 2nd and 3rd sibling
Assistance applications must be filled out and approved prior to registration. The Y uses a sliding fee scale, based on income and number of dependents. There is a two-session limit unless space permits more. Fill out a camp scholarship form.
Overnight at Camp Jericho
Character camp is for campers age 9 and older. The campers must exhibit the YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. The Character camps are held on the second Thursday or each session. Robb-the camp Director-stays at each overnight as well as the staff who have the required first aid training.
Parent’s nights are on the second Wednesday evening of sessions 1, 2, 3, & 4. Parents are invited to camp to see what the campers have been up to, take a tour of the camp or just enjoy the activities and entertainment we planned. Please bring a dessert or a snack to share.