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Staten Island's Premier Day Camp Since 1979

Limited Enrollment Available For Select Ages Weeks Six Thru Eight (Aug. 7 - Aug. 25)

                                              

 
 
 
 
 
 

Parent Testimonials

What other people say about our camp is much more important than what we say.  Read Below.

"My head and heart rest easy during the day knowing my kids are having the best camp experience in a caring and nurturing environment."

Dear SIDC Team,

We appreciate the fun, thoughtful, kindness and care that goes into each day and every summer only gets better. This is my son’s 3rd year and my younger’s 1st year and it is soooo exciting to watch them FLY OUT of bed excited to read The Camp Calendar and see what the day has in store for them.
What’s today’s adventure” is the question over breakfast.
My little one is now a confident swimmer! With some new friends to boot!
And my older son said, “Mom this is the best summer yet!”

My head and heart rest easy during the day knowing my kids are having the best camp experience in a caring and nurturing environment.

This working Mom appreciates the care that is given, to my boys each day.
We look forward to many years to come!

Thank you!

Laura Liamero

"Thank you so much for taking great care of the two most important people in my life."

Dear Mike,

Thank you so much for taking great care of the two most important people in my life.  In my absence I am sure that you take pride in making sure they are safe and secure. I go to work everyday witha clear head knowing they are in great hands and for that I thank you immendely.   

From

Marissa DelRio

"The staff is professional and caring. From day to day activities to special events everything is organized, safe and the children are having a blast."

To Mike Halpern & Staff,

When I first came to see SIDC I was overwhelmed by the size of it.  I thought maybe this is too much for a little boy but after speaking to you and getting a glimpse of the staff in action I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did.  
My son loves it.  He is so excited every morning to go to camp and then can't wait to tell me all the amazing things he did throughout the day.  The staff is professional and caring.  From day to day activities to special events everything is organized, safe and the children are having a blast.  
Thank you for providing my son and me with a truly amazing camp experience.  

Very Truly,

Lisa DeCrescenzo

"Thank you for giving our son an amazing experience , a great summer and a lasting great memory."

Dear Mike,

I am so thrilled we signed up our son at Staten Island day camp. This was his first year in camp and we all were pretty nervous . As this was the last day of camp not only was he sad but he said he wants to come back next year. Thank you for giving our son an amazing experience , a great summer and a lasting great memory . You are all wonderful and kind as well as very dedicated to the children . Thank you to our son's counselors who eased his fears and looked out for him, thank you to our bus driver who got him were he needed to be safely , thank you Michelle ,Mike and all who made sure our son was safe and happy.  Your camp is truly A+++++.   See you next year !!!

Sincerely,

Beatrice Montijo

"Severino had a blast and looked forward to camp every day!"

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank ALL of YOU for all your hard work, dedication, attention and sincere care of my son Severino Kobryn the entire summer while at the Camp. Severino forged new friendships, gained new experiences and always felt comfortable! Severino had a blast and looked forward to camp every day!

Thank you!
Angelita Rios Kobryn...you guys ROCK!

"Thank you all for your dedication and hard work."

Dear Mike and the SIDC staff,

I just wanted to thank you all for another wonderful summer. This was Ryan's second summer at SIDC and he had a blast. Ryan loved his counselors Matt, Tyler and Mike. Thank you to the admin staff, especially Lauren, Elan and Lance who answered all of our questions and made Ryan feel comfortable each day. Thank you all for your dedication and hard work. Have a restful time off!

Sincerely,
Michelle and Andrew Johnston

  ". ...we are definitely looking forward to another year at Staten Island Day Camp!"

Hey Mike,

This is Erin Lia & Richie Conti's mom I would just like to express thanks to you & your staff.  You all made my children's 1st camp expierence very comfortable & fun. Never once was there a complaint or a request to stay home and they were actually up before me a few times, which never happens lol we are definitely looking forward to another year at Staten Island Day Camp!

Thanks again :)

"(Ryan) comes home every afternoon raving about all the fun...."

Hi Mike,

I can't agree more with all the fun the kids are having. Ryan was extremely apprehensive about going to camp where he didn't know anyone. Turns out he's met up with a classmate and wakes up every morning excited to attend and comes home every afternoon raving about all the fun and exhausted. I can't thank you enough for helping us get him in at the very last minute.

Thank you again. I can't believe I only found out about SI day camp this year. ?

Sincerely,

Denise Cintrondenise

"I was so happy that he loved your camp so much and he had fun every single day.  He's already looking foward to next summer."

Hello Mike,

This summer was my son Anthony Pagan's first summer at your camp and I just wanted to let you know he had the best summer ever.  As a working single parent it's hard because I can't take off and do much with him during the summer since I have to work.  I was so happy that he loved your camp so much and he had fun every single day.  He's already looking foward to next summer.  His camp counselors were also amazing and he like them all.   Thank you again.  You made his summer amazing and we look forward to next summer.  

Thank you,
Jessica Pagan

"You really do make a difference!!"

Hi Mike,

I want to thank you again for providing such a wonderful experience for the campers.  The environment you have created affords them the opportunity to interact and develop strong and long-lasting bonds, which I believe they will share for the rest of their lives.  You really do make a diffeerence!!

All my best,

Nancy

Nancy J. Cooper, CPA 

 

 

"My head and heart rest easy during the day knowing my kids are having the BEST camp experience...."

I have to say how impressed I am with the level of care and concern that Staten Island Day camp displays for the children the are entrusted with.  Yesterday at lunch time it appeared I mixed up the sandwiches for my kids.  My ten year old daughter hates peanut butter and & jelly and alerted her counselor that she wouldn't have no lunch to eat. She in turn went to camp Director Mike Halpern who without giving it a second thought handed my daughter money from his own pocket  and told her to go enjoy something from the hot lunch menu.
My kids attend this camp because they were highly recommended to me by numerous people.  Staten Island Day Camp's reputation preceeds them.  My head and heart rest easy during the day knowing my kids are having the best camp experience in a caring and nuturing environment.

Melissa Sebastiano 

"After seven summers she never gets tired of going only sadder each year when it ends."

Dear Mike,

Here we are again at the last day of camp and I wonder where the time has gone.  The saying "that time flies when you are having fun" is true!!  Allison has had an amazing summer as always!!  After seven summers she never gets tired of going only sadder eadh year when it ends.

I want to thank you, Lance, George, Etan, Lauren and Michele for all you do to make it the best camp in all of Staten Island!!

To Mike:  A special thank you for always being the person you are to us.

To Lance: For the cupcake wars and the skates/rollerblades that you brought to camp this year.  Allison came home so excited and loving that she can now roller blade!

To George:  Thank you for all the wonderful videos.  What a great idea!

To Etan:  Thank you for every morning that you greeted us as we pulled up with a smile on your face.

Wishing you all a very Happy& healthy year and as always we look forward to seeing you all in 2015.

With warm regards,

Paul & Mindy DeFelice

"Keep up the great work!  We will see you next summer."

I have been sending my daughter, Julia, to camp since she was three years old.  This has been the only camp she has enjoyed attending!  She likes that the groups are divided according to age and gender. More importantly, Julia says her camp counslors, Miriam and Shanice were very fair when it came to playing games.  International Marshmallow Day was one of her favorite activities.  Keep up the great work!  We will see you next summer. 

Nora Green

"It really is the ultimate day camp experience and the only place I would consider sending him"

This is my son's fifth year coming to Staten Island Day Camp.  He really enjoys the events, playing sports and hanging out with his friends.  It really is the ultimate camp experience and the only place I would consider sending him. 

See you next year!
Thanks for everything.

Pauline Lee 

".....the summer program that you provide is FANTASTIC!!!"

Dear Mike,

I just wanted to say that the summer program you provide for these kids is FANTASTIC!!!  I never believed in summer camp as a mom but after this year (as a grandma) I am a true believer.  You and your staff taught Amanda how to play with other children and have fun.  She is so upset that tomorrow is the last day that she will see Miss Christina, Matt and Miss Lauren and so many other counselors that have been there to show her kindness, affection and dedication.  
Wishing all of you the best and hopefully we will see you all next year.  Thank you so much for the best summer yet for Amanda!

Sincerely,

Lynn Salerno

"....Thanks for a wonderful summer."

Dear Mike and Staff,

I would just like to say a big thank you to Mike and all the hard working crew. They did an amazing job once again.  We are sorry to see it come to an end but you can gurantee we will be back next year. 

Thanks for a wonderful summer!

Pamela, Peter and Melanie Berens

"Thank you for all you do for her and all the children of SIDC. ... Until next summer!!!!"

Dear Mike,

A very big thank you to you and your staff for yet another amazing summer for my daughter!  She has such an amazing time each year and every day.  I know that she's sad it's ending.  Thank you for everything you do for her and all the children of SIDC.  Until next summer!!!

Veronica Vazquez

"It's so great to see the counselors enjoying themselves along with the children.  You don't see that at every camp!"

Dear Mike

I loved the weekly photos and videos you post on FB.  My husband and I were watching the video of Spirit Week last night and we were saying it's really nice to see all of the fun things the childen are doing at Camp.  It's also great to see the counselors enjoying themselves along with the children.  You don't see that at every camp!

Thank you!

Leslie Kuohn