Long Point Camp on Seneca Lake
Long Point Camp and Conference Center exists to be a place where youth may capture the joy of living, loving and learning more about their God, themselves and others.
Long Point Camp and Conference Center is centrally located in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of New York State and operates year-round. Long Point Camp boasts 138 acres of wooded hills, farmland and shoreline on the western side of Seneca Lake, just off Route 14 near Penn Yan. Our camp is accredited by the American Camping Association and is licensed by the New York State Department of Health.
From late June to mid-August, we operate seven seperate, week-long, summer camp sessions for children and senior citizens, in an environment of fun, friends and faith. We provide a high quality program that provides each camper opportunities to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially and educationally.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Will My Camper Do At Camp?
Camp is an active place with plenty of physical activity for the benefit of a child's health and well-being. Because Long Point Camp is a Christian camp, children are offered the opportunity to participate in Christian education, devotions, prayer and a worship service.
Children get a taste of various activities while rotating among arts and crafts, pioneering, athletics, music, boating and swimming throughout the week. As part of their afternoon activity, they choose one club of special interest to focus on during their stay. Campers also enjoy special cabin activities planned by their counselors.
Our facility is equipped with a playground, gymnasium, a lakefront boating area, pontoon boat and kayaks, an outdoor swimming pool, a pioneer village, a low ropes challenge course, an animal farm, hiking trails, sports recreation fields, and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts. This provides a variety of activities for the camper to participate in.
Cabins are equipped with toilets, showers, and recreation rooms for rainy day activities.
A Day at Camp
|7:00 AM||Rise & Shine!/Cabin Clean-up|
|9:00 AM||Program Rotation|
|10:00 AM||Club Time|
|11:30 AM||R.A.G. Time (Radical About God)|
|1:00 PM||Swimming/Program Rotations|
|6:00 PM||Village Devotions|
|6:30 PM||CDA (Counselor-Directed Activity)|
|7:15 PM||Flag Lowering|
|7:30 PM||Evening Program|
|9:00 PM||Snacks & Devotions|
|9:45 PM||Lights Out!|
Children live in large cabins that accomodate 12 campers each, along with a team of permanent counselors and an additional senior staff member to help with supervision. All staff members are carefully screened and required to complete an orientation and training prior to the start of the camping season.
Long Point Camp enjoys great diversity among its staff. While former campers often return to join the camp staff, Long Point also attracts young leaders from several continents each summer.
Long Point operates a health center to provide appropriate and necessary care for children and staff. Qualified medical personnel staff the center.
All procedures are approved by the camp physician and additional care is available at a local doctor's office and hospital.
Disruptive behavior negatively affects the experience of other campers. Disruptive behavior at camp is defined as any recurring action or attitude that interferes with the normal and safe operation of camp and/or one that requires the individual attention of staff in order to address the problem. Examples of disruptive behavior include: fighting, bullying, and refusing to follow instructions.
To ensure that campers have a pleasant experience while attending camp, children will be dismissed early for attempting to harm others, leaving the cabin after curfew, attempting to run away or disruptive behavior. The camp director makes the final decision on early dismissals. Parents will be required to pick up their child(ren) after being dismissed.
Things to Pack
- Any necessary medication or inhalers
- Play clothes and underwear (enough for one week)
- Cold weather/rainy day clothes
- Swim suit
- Toothbrush, toothpaste
- Hair brush/comb
- Soap, shampoo, deodorant
- Suntan lotion
- Sneakers and flip-flops or sandals
- Disposable camera – if you wish (for the safety of all campers, your child will have limited use of any cameras)
- Cell phone
- Digital camera/video recorders
- Personal electronic devices (iPods, games, laptops, etc.)
The Salvation Army is not responsible for the loss of personal property, so please do not send valuables to camp.
We reserve the right to search personal belongings and confiscate prohibited items and other objects that are determined inappropriate or potentially harmful to others. Cell phones and personal electronic devices that arrive at camp will be confiscated and held in the camp office until the camper leaves.
Any trip away from home has the potential to be scary for a child; these “tips” might be helpful in getting your child ready for camp:
- Talk to them about all the fun they will have and all the activities they’ll participate in. If you are excited for camp, they will be too!
- Let them know that there will be adults at camp who will watch over them and direct them through all of the many activities.
- Since parents are unable to visit camp during the week, we encourage you to send mail to your child. Campers love to get mail (try to send these early in the week so that they arrive before the camper leaves camp). In your letters, encourage them to have fun!
100 Long Point Road, Penn Yan NY 14527
When your child comes home, he/she will have many fun adventures and experiences to share. Sit down and share these priceless moments with them.
2016 Camp Dates: July 18 -July 23 ("Neverland Week" - for ages 6-12) • August 9 - August 13 ("Teen Camp" for ages 13-17)
For Summer Employment
Contact Captain Dorothy Budd
Sharon and Jacob
Sending her 8-year-old son, Jacob, to camp was not something Sharon could afford. She wanted to give her son a break from the threats of living in an inner-city neighborhood, threats like drugs, street violence and the dangers of getting involved with the wrong crowd.
When she learned that it would be possible for Jacob to attend The Salvation Army's Long Point Camp she was thrilled! For at least that time, she knew he would have fun in a safe, caring and special place.
"When he came home, his excitement amazed me," recalls Sharon. "He talked about hiking, swimming, and boating. He was proud that he got himself ready every morning and made his own plate of great food. He loved 'shopping' at the canteen with camp money. He also showed me the Bible he received and spoke of the lessons he learned."
"It's a wonderful thing to give a child and his parent. My son had the chance to be in a beautiful place and have great experiences. He became a more confident and capable boy, and learned there is a lot to exprience beyond our neighborhood."