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Rookie Day

You’re Invited to Rookie Day at Camp Lakota! The best way to get your young camper accustomed to life at a sleep away camp with their future friends.

Experience Camp Lakota’s Magic on Rookie Day!

Rookie Day is a one-day event that takes place on July 27, 2024, where your child will experience what Camp Lakota has to offer, what traditions fuel us to make everyday better, and the exciting programs that make Camp Lakota an unforgettable experience!

Action Packed Schedule

We have a very exciting day planned for you on campus – from Tubing, Swimming, and our Outdoor Adventure park featuring our Giant Swing and Zip line to our Sports, Nature, Arts & Crafts programs and much more. Learn more about our summer sessions.

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Experience Life at Lakota

There is no charge for Rookie Day; this is a special day we do for our future campers to give them a chance to see how we do life at Lakota. Registration is required, so please fill out the form below or call to sign up!

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What to Bring

Bathing suit, towel, change of clothes, sneakers, flip flops, suntan lotion… Please do not worry about sporting equipment as we have everything in camp for you to use. Of course if you would like to bring your baseball glove for example, you can. Be sure all of your personal items are labeled.

Camp Lakota Is a Premier Co-Ed Sleep Away Camp in New York’s Catskill Mountains


3-Week Program



Daily Lodging, Dining, and Entertainment Included
Complete Outdoor/Indoor Co-Ed Activities Schedule
Special Events, Workshops, Horseback Riding Included
Access to Water Sports on Lake Masten & Heated Pools
Certified Staff & Safety Counselors Available On-Site

*3 Week Program For New Campers Ages 6 -10

Rookie Day Schedule: July 27, 2024

Time Activity
8:15am-8:30am Arrive at Camp Lakota for check in
9:00am Organize campers into age-appropriate groups and they will be off to activities.
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch will be served.
1:50pm Afternoon Activities will begin.
3:00pm Camp Tour for parents who haven’t seen the camp
5:00pm Pickup your camper and stay for dinner.
5:15pm Rookie/Parent BBQ, enjoy an amazing BBQ dinner at Camp Lakota.

All families should plan on departing around 6:15pm.

Please call us at 845-888-5611 or email us at for more information about Camp Lakota Rookie Day.

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