Camp Sertoma


Camp Sertoma 2017
Our 64th Year!
459 Johnson Rd.
Kirkwood, NY 13795



(please complete and submit with your Camp registration)

 
Since 1953, Camp Sertoma has been providing quality outdoor experiences for thousands of children. Camp Sertoma is located on 110 acres of beautiful woodland, nine miles east of Binghamton, in the hills of Kirkwood. It is through the efforts of the Binghamton Noon Sertoma Club that Camp Sertoma continues to grow.
 

Facilities

- Swimming pool
- Tennis courts
- Athletic field
- Playground
- Horse stables
- Pond
- Dining hall
- Residence halls

 
 
Activities

- Swimming lessons
- Horseback riding
- Archery
- Kayaking/Canoeing
- Athletics
- Nature studies
- Music/Drama
- Crafts
- Indian lore

 

Hours/Dates for 2017

Hours:
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

General Day Camp (for ages 5-12*):
Session 1: July 3 - July 14
Session 2: July 17 - July 28
Session 3: July 31 - August 11
*Must have completed kindergarten to attend
 
Resident Camp for Girls:
July 16 - July 20 (ages 11-13)
August 6 - August 8 (ages 8 -10)
*Resident campers must attend the camp session that corresponds with the resident camp dates.
 
Resident Camp for Boys:
July 30 - August 3 (ages 11-13)
July 23 - July 25 (ages 8-10)
*Resident campers must attend the camp session that corresponds with the resident camp dates.

Special Events:
Open house/work day: Saturday, June 17
Ice cream social: Friday, August 11
 

CIT Program (Ages 13 - 16)

Phase I (first-time CITs):
All first-time CITs must attend one of the following training sessions:
- July 5-7 (with optional second week of July 10-14)
- July 18-20 (with optional second week of July 24-28)
*Phase 1 trainees are welcome at camp on their non-training days (July 3, 4, 17, 21)
 
Phase II (returning CITs) and Phase III (by invitation only):
- Same as general day camp sessions
 

Fees for 2017

**NO discounts of any kind, fees are as listed** 

General Day Camp:
- All campers must be members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Binghamton (membership fee is $65/year and gets your child Club access throughout the school year)
- Two-week session is $400
- If not paying for the full session fee, a $50 deposit is required to secure your spot
- The balance for a camp session is due three weeks before the session starts
 
Resident Camp:
- 5 Nights: $185
- 3 Nights: $115
 
CIT Program:
- Phase I training: $185
- Phase I optional second week: $95
- Phase II & III: $185 (per session)
- Phase I, II, and III CITs must pay the $65 membership fee (if not already a member)
 

Additional Camp Sertoma Details
 
Daily Schedule

Camper groups rotate through four activity periods each morning, including a daily swim lesson. After lunch, campers attend free activity and free swim. During free activity, campers choose where they would like to spend the period. Activity instructors announce what they have planned, and campers sign up to participate. They may also choose to work on the scheduled Warrior Program requirements during this time.


9 – 9:15 ... arrive at camp; flag and opening

9:15 – 10 ... 1st activity period
10 – 10:45 ... 2nd activity period

10:45 – 11:30 ... 3rd activity period

11:30 – 12:15 ... 4th activity period/1st lunch (lunch starts at 11:45)

12:15 – 1 ...  5th activity period/2nd lunch (lunch starts at 12:30)

1:05 – 2:15 ... free activity or free swim

2:15 – 2:25 ... period change

2:25 – 3:35 ... free activity or free swim

3:40 – 4 ... snack and closing

4 ... camp dismissed/board busses
 
Warrior Program

The Warrior Program is a progressive ranking system that gives campers, CITs, and staff the opportunity to learn new skills and set individual goals to accomplish throughout their time at camp. It is this program that separates Camp Sertoma from other camps and keeps children and staff returning year after year.



Each earned rank is recognized by a patch and feather and corresponds with a Cornerstone -- a statement that illustrates esteemed qualities and guides behavior. In order, the ranks are as follows:


Blue Brave: For our new campers, ages 10 and under, the rank of Blue Brave can be easily earned in one two-week session. To receive their Blue Brave rank, campers need only to participate in each activity area and learn the Blue Brave Cornerstone.


Red Brave: For returning campers who have achieved the rank of Blue Brave, the rank of Red Brave requires that campers give up their free time to complete projects in each activity area. In addition, campers must know both the Blue Brave and Red Brave Cornerstones.


Warrior: For campers who have achieved the rank of Red Brave, any CIT, and any new staff member, the rank of Warrior requires the completion of more advanced projects in each activity area, which usually takes longer than one two-week session. Other requirements include a day of toil and silence and knowledge of the Blue Brave, Red Brave, and Warrior Cornerstones. Warrior candidates who successfully complete these activities stay on a camp overnight to achieve their rank.The rank of Warrior contains two parts (1st part and 2nd part or full-fledged), which are completed in separate sessions.


Silver Warrior: This rank usually takes campers into their CIT and staff years and takes several summers to complete. Requirements include serving in ceremonies, demonstrating responsibility and leadership, completing a 20-hour service project, and attending a backpacking trip to the Adirondacks led by camp staff. The rank of Silver Warrior contains two parts (1st part and 2nd part or full-fledged), which are completed in separate summers.