All your Frequently Asked Questions are answered here!
Why is it called School of Rock at Camp Lakota?
Camp Lakota has graciously lent us space to hold our camp on their grounds.
Where is School of Rock at Camp Lakota located?
Camp Lakota is located in Wurtsboro, NY in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The Camp is approximately 15 minutes west of Middletown, New York. We are just 90 minutes from New York City.
What size is the bed?
Our camp mattress is 73 inches long and 30 inches wide.
How big is Camp Lakota?
Camp Lakota is laid out on 200 lush acres in the Catskill Mountains and sits along side glorious Masten Lake. Camp Lakota is comprised of acres and acres of trails for hiking and campouts.
How many campers will be in my child’s bunk?
There are approximately 8 –10 campers in each bunk.
How old are the bunk counselors?
Our bunk counselors range from 18-60. We will have our very own School of Rock teachers in addition to a few college age counselors. Every staff member goes through a professional background check and completes our mandatory safety training program.
What type of screening is done before hiring a camp staff member?
Each staff person is carefully screened before being hired. The process includes an application, extensive reference checks and a criminal background check. We truly believe that we hire the ‘cream of the crop’ as your child’s safety and personal welfare is our paramount concern. It is our goal to hire counselors with abundant experience in their area of expertise.
What does my child need to bring?
They will need to bring bedding, including pillows, sheets, blankets, bath towels and hand towels, paper towel is not provided in bunk bathrooms.
Don’t forget your guitars and bass’. If you are a drummer just bring your sticks. Keys and vocals do not have to bring anything.
Are your swim and waterfront instructors certified lifeguards?
All of our swim and waterfront instructors are American Red Cross Certified lifeguards. We have very clear rules and safety regulations that are enforced at all times. Each camper will participate in our Red Cross swim program and receive their certification cards.
What are the meals like?
Campers sit at their own assigned table with their bunkmates and counselors. Our dining hall service is buffet style. The meals are well balanced and plentiful. In addition to our wonderful main courses, we have delicious substitutions which are always available, these include a make-your-own salad bar and pasta bar at each lunch and dinner meal. While we are not a “peanut free” camp we are very peanut conscious and can accommodate most dietary concerns.
What if we have an emergency after office hours?
If you need to reach us after office hours, please call our summer camp office (845) 888-5611 and the greeting will give you a 24 hour contact number for one of our directors.
Do you provide transportation to and from camp?
No, we do not provide transportation to and from camp. The parent/guardian is responsible for ensuring a timely arrival and departure. Arrive August 19th at 2pm and depart August 25th at 2pm.
How will you know my skill level?
We will ask you to submit a short video via YouTube showcasing your talent. We call these “placement videos”, they help us determine your skill level so we know which group to put you in before you arrive.
To which airport should I fly if I’m coming from out of town?
You can either fly into Westchester County Airport which is about 90 minutes from the camp.
Or Newark Liberty International is also approximately a 90 minute drive to camp.