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)

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CAMP REGISTRAR

Michelle Ballou (BGCS Assistant)

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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 Camps

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

THE EXPLORERS

An exciting first time camp experience!

 

For 7-14 Year Olds

FINE ARTS

Campers will discover a world of inspiration and creativity.

STEP

Have fun mixing it up with footsteps, hand claps, and spoken word to create different sounds and beats. 

POTTERY

Focusing on clay art, campers will be inspired to create, foster self-discovery, & learn to appreciate art.

 

SPORTS

Learn the fundamentals of various sports and enhance skills while instilling the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and having FUN!  

STEM

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

DRAMA**

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

MULTI-MEDIA

Campers will use photography, art, and writing, and incorporate technology, to produce our annual Camp Lovejoy Yearbook.

 

For 11-14 Year Olds

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Introduction to video production. Script writing, editing, and more. Let's Make a Movie!

 

For 14 Year Olds - an Additional Opportunity!

CIT PROGRAM

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

 camp policies

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)

 

Health:

  • 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   

 

          

Parent/Guardian Orientation

    June 28 at 6 PM

    Rotterdam Clubhouse

    721 Curry Road, Rotterdam, NY 12306

Call Us: (518) 374-4714    Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady   PO Box 466 Schenectady, New York 12301