2019 Camp Details
Camp Lovejoy is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady's very own Summer Day Camp located in the Helderberg Mountains of Altamont, NY.
Acquired in 1957 with a generous contribution from Jesse R. Lovejoy, the grounds include a swimming pool, ponds, hiking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, arts & crafts building, picnic pavilions, playing fields and an adventure ropes course.
New in 2014, Camp Lovejoy opened the Adeline W. Graham Lodge-- an impressive 5,000 square foot Adirondack Style multi-function building. The Addy Graham Lodge features two 1400 square foot dining halls, commercial kitchen, spacious restrooms, and gorgeous wrap-around deck.
The Lodge is completely wheelchair accessible.
CAMP LOVEJOY DIRECTOR
Maria Centor (BGCS Area Director)
Michelle Ballou (BGCS Assistant)
Camp Lovejoy Address:
3476 Lovejoy Road, Altamont, NY
(For GPS- use 'Old Stage Road' and follow signs
for Camp Lovejoy entrance)
Camp Phone: (518) 861-8351
First Aid Phone: (518) 861-5579
Camp Operating Hours: 9 AM - 4 PM
After Hours Emergency Phone: (518) 852-0567
what happens each day at camp?
Enrolled campers are transported daily by bus to Camp Lovejoy. Parents may also drive campers to and from camp if they choose or if buses are full. Breakfast snack, lunch and an afternoon snack are included in the fee. All campers enjoy a wide range of activities including daily swims, swim lessons, sports, Project Adventure, arts & crafts, dance, science & nature, and more more!
Specialty Camp programs are included in the price of tuition and take place during the morning session at Camp Lovejoy. When you register for camp, select your camper's preference! Specialty Camp programs run for 2 week sessions. Sessions are listed on the Schedule page.
For 6 Year Olds
An exciting first time camp experience!
For 7-14 Year Olds
Campers will discover a world of inspiration and creativity.
Have fun mixing it up with footsteps, hand claps, and spoken word to create different sounds and beats.
Focusing on clay art, campers will be inspired to create, foster self-discovery, & learn to appreciate art.
Learn the fundamentals of various sports and enhance skills while instilling the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and having FUN!
Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math! Through hands on experiments and exploration, campers will work together to ignite their curiosity and discover more about the world around them.
For 8-14 Year Olds
Combining acting and dancing instructions, set and costume design with rehearsals culminating in a final performance on Family Night, August 2.
*** This is a six week program. To enroll in the drama program children
must be registered for camp weeks 1 through 6
For 10-14 Year Olds
Campers will use photography, art, and writing, and incorporate technology, to produce our annual Camp Lovejoy Yearbook.
For 11-14 Year Olds
Introduction to video production. Script writing, editing, and more. Let's Make a Movie!
For 14 Year Olds - an Additional Opportunity!
The Counselor-in-Training ( CIT) Program at Camp Lovejoy is designed to offer 14 year old campers an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp junior counselors. This program will help develop their leadership skills and communication skills.
3476 Lovejoy Road Altamont, NY (518) 861-8351
What to bring:
Campers are to dress weather wise & bring a swim suit & towel daily (Swim Lessons are Required)
Be sure to tag or mark clothing. We are not responsible for lost & personal items (Lost & Found is located at First Aide Office)
Campers should have a backpack to hold all their personal belongings, including extra clothing, hats, sunscreen, bug lotion, (no sprays), water & snacks. (Camp cannot provide refrigeration)
There is a professional on staff for any health related issues.
A doctor’s note is required for dispensing of medication, food allergies and returning to camp because of a communicable disease (i.e., pink eye).
Medical equipment must be provided by parent/guardian.
DO NOT SEND your child if he/she is ill.
Medical staff must be notified if camper is diagnosed with a communicable disease.
Parents/guardians are responsible to pick up their child if notified by medical staff.
mark your calendar:
Family Fun Night
Thursday, Aug. 8th
June 28 at 6 PM
721 Curry Road, Rotterdam, NY 12306