Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Kicks Off Its 67th Summer Season This Sunday

Camp for Children and Young Adults With Special Needs Kicks Off Fun Summer Sessions
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June 19, 2014 - PRLog -- Who:          Bridget Costello, Executive Director, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

         Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck staff members

         Campers and their families

What:          Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is kicking off its 67th summer season of serving children and young adults with special needs and making the camp a place where summer is for everyone. There will be ten sessions that run for six days each.

         The first week will consist of those 18 years old and up who attended the camp as children. Campers will check in and spend a week at the camp, where they will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of summer activities such as swimming, boating, arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs and games.

When:          Sunday, June 22, 2014

         9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:          Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

         Chet Swezey Road

         Center Moriches, New York

  From the Long Island Expressway, go to Exit 69 South (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 speaking to parents and campers. Pictures of Ms. Costello and staff. Campers and their families checking in. New campers meeting one another for the first time. Longtime campers reuniting with their friends from previous years.


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.

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