Keewaydin is accredited by the American Camping Association. The camps must comply with extensive standards in program, personnel, administration and facilities to be accredited.
Keewaydin accepts all children who can participate in and benefit from the full program offered by the camps, regardless of race, color, religion or national origin. Keewaydin is non-sectarian and unaffiliated.
There is financial aid provided to campers and families who would not otherwise be able to afford the full tuition. Most aid is partial. For further information about financial aid contact [email protected].
Laundry is done weekly at Dunmore and is included in the overall fee. Campers can either bring their own sheets, towels and blankets or lease camp bedding for the summer at a nominal charge.
Academic tutoring is available in reading, writing, Spanish, math and certain other subjects based on staff available at camp. Tutoring is provided for both required summer work and remedial help. Families must supply any materials needed for tutoring sessions. To discuss availability and fee structure contact [email protected].
The best time to visit camp is at mid-season, the last weekend of the first session, when there are special events for parents and campers. See Visiting Camp for further details.
All forms can be found here.
The following forms are required to be on file before a camper arrives: Dunmore Camper Letter to his Staffman; Dunmore Expemption from Immunization Requirements; Dunmore General Form; Dunmore Information Sheet; Dunmore Health History Form 1 and 2 and Dunmore Travel Authorization Form.
Camp works with CampMeds which provides pre-packaged medication for campers. A series of frequently asked questions concerning medication can be found here.
Tent and cabin assignments are made just prior to the opening of camp. Summer camp is an opportunity to forge new friendships and hence we discourage housing hometown friends together. Camp needs the discretion to pair campers of like age and physical development with appropriate staff.
We strongly encourage communication by regular, “old fashioned” letters and postcards. Campers love getting mail delivered and it helps them develop the habit of writing to parents and friends. Campers do not have access to computers to correspond by email. If a parent emails camp at [email protected]" and puts your son's name in the subject line, we will print your email and deliver it to your camper when mail is delivered each day. Phone calls are discouraged, in general. However, we do allow brief, parent phone calls after the first two weeks. We ask that you limit conversation to 5 minutes and not more often than once a week. The times when a camper is near a phone are mealtimes – see the parent manual for more details. Most important to note is our policy of no phone calls during the first two weeks of a camper’s stay.