What: As part of its ongoing efforts to raise funds for its unique programs, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is again hosting “A Celebration in Lights.” In an economy where non-profits are looking for creative ways to raise money, the camp is presenting a spectacular light show which allows children and adults alike to take in the magnificent holiday displays while supporting a wonderful cause. Proceeds from the event will help the camp continue its mission: to provide activities and programs for special-needs children which the camp has done for more than 60 years. Just like the joy the camp brings to so many young children with special needs, A Celebration in Lights is just another way for the camp to share that same joy with visitors who come to see the show.
When: December 16-18, 2011
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
** Interviews are available during the day before the start
of the event. **
** A Celebration in Lights will also take place on the following dates: December 27-30. **
Where: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Chet Swezey Road
Center Moriches, New York
Directions: From the Long Island Expressway, go to Exit 69S (Wading River Road). Take Wading River Road to the end, and turn right onto Railroad Avenue. Montauk Avenue/Main Street. Go to the second traffic light and make a left onto Montauk Avenue/Main Street. Make a left on Chet Swezey Road. Take Chet Swezey Road to the end, and make a right into the camp.
Photo Ops: Ms. Costello and staff members preparing for the light show by testing the lights and inspecting the displays.
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Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded entirely by donations and is a special place where children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. They participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for those who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.