About Us

Welcome to Our Family!

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Camp Tioga is THE CAMP made for today’s kids heading towards tomorrow’s world! With technology ever growing and less emphasis being placed on social interactions, our campers experience a connection that’s been too often lost in our current society. Without cell phones and non-Tioga internet devices, each member of our Camp Tioga Family will develop the interpersonal skills necessary for life in the 21st century!

Our program is designed to nurture and guide our campers through experiences that will help them grow in so many ways, including physically, socially, and emotionally.

Come explore our website and gain insight into the fun, friendships, and sense of belonging each Tioga camper will attain and love!

Meet the Tioga Team

The magic of Camp Tioga is only possible because of the handpicked team we’ve brought in to help create our special environment:

Ron Kuznetz

A past president of the Long Island Camp Association, Ron has been a camp director for over 30 years. Ron is a former athlete and marathon runner, and was a participant in NASA’s Teacher in Space program. Guest speaker at various American Camping Association national and local conventions, Ron is well known throughout the camp industry as a program innovator and is the creative force behind Camp Tioga.

Dale Kuznetz

A New York State certified teacher, Dale has been helping children reach their potentials for more than 20 years. As Ron’s wife and lifelong partner, Dale is a camp mother to each and every camper at Tioga. Dale provides the amazing nurturing leadership found at Camp Tioga.

Mike Wagenberg

A graduate of Syracuse University and former management consultant for Marriott Resorts, Mike’s lifelong dream of becoming a camp director was realized in 1997 at Camp Tioga. With over 21 years as a counselor, and director, Mike is a kid advocate whose main concern is that every camper has the best possible summer of his/her life at Camp Tioga.

Mike Kuznetz

A graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, Mike specializes in all outdoor and adventure activities at Camp Tioga. With over 15 years of camp experience and a keen sense of humor, Mike has been a director at Camp Tioga since 1997. Mike’s love and knowledge of the great outdoors becomes part of every camper’s experience at Camp Tioga.

Neil Gould

As a 10 year veteran of Camp Tioga, Neil has dedicated his life to working with children. After working in retail management, Neil’s dream of making a difference in the lives of children was realized at Camp Tioga. His commitment now is creating an environment where children will thrive and families will feel comfortable knowing he is watching out for each and every camper and their individual needs.

Andy Hicks

With 15 summers under his belt, Andy has become an integral part of Camp Tioga! Beginning as a counselor and working his way through the ranks, Andy’s dream of eating, sleeping and breathing Tioga year-round was realized 7 years ago. His fun loving, approachable personality makes him a go-to person for campers and counselors alike. Additionally, Andy is instrumental in the hiring of staff at camp.

With a camper to staff ratio of better than 3 to 1, Camp Tioga’s staff is composed of carefully selected sports instructors, coaches, health care professionals, graduates and students from the leading colleges and universities throughout the United States, and internationally from 18 different countries. We also have  many former Tioga cmpers who carry on their Tioga experience as counselors. Each staff member undergoes an intensive interview process, and takes part in an extensive orientation prior to the start of each summer. Our entire staff strives to provide our campers with the best possible summer experience of their lives. There is a strong feeling of family at Camp Tioga, and everyone, staff and campers alike, becomes part of our Camp Tioga family.

Our Facilities

It’s our incredible campers and staff that make Camp Tioga so different, however, our picturesque landscape and state-of-the-art facilities add to each camper’s fulfilling and meaningful summer experience. Our facilities include:

  • Air-conditioned bunks
  • 2 Heated Pools (Including diving board and intense Spiral Slide!)
  • Flying Trapeze with activity deck
  • Media Center equipped with Recording Studio, Instruments, Photography and Videography
  • Overnight camp-out area
  • Arts & Crafts Center
  • Gymnastics Center
  • 25 Element High Ropes Course Including major Zipline and Giant Swing
  • Lake with Giant Inflatables, stand-up paddle boards, canoes, 150 ft water slide AND MUCH MORE!
  • 4 Person Bungee Trampoline
  • Soccer Fields
  • Baseball/ Softball Field with dugouts
  • Skate Park
  • GaGa, GaGa and More GaGa!!!
  • Night-Lit Basketball courts
  • Night-Lit Outdoor Café and Giant Deck
  • Night-Lit Hockey Arena
  • Night-Lit Tennis courts
  • ATV’s with a long, twisting course
  • Special Events Stage
  • SoccerPool (That’s right, its Billiards played with your feet!)
  • State-of-the-art Infirmary
  • Outdoor Electronic Paintball
  • Newly Renovated Canteen with 8 large-screen TV’s
  • Fieldhouse with 8’Electronic Scoreboard
  • Night-Lit King Pong Arena

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

Dates and Rates

 LIMITED TIME SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PRICING. SAVE UP TO $1000 

Session rates valid until 8/31/17. 

Dates Until 8/31/17
June 23rd-August 11th, 2018 Full Session $9,000
June 23rd-July 21st, 2018 1st Session $6,000
July 22nd-August 11th, 2018 2nd Session $5,500

2018 Camper Enrollment Form

Fees

Our price includes meals, towels, pillows, sheets, all activities, special events, laundry service and scheduled trips. Canteen fee extra.

Health and Safety

Camper Safety

One of the biggest decisions a parent can make is entrusting their children to a summer camp. The safety of our campers is our number one priority. With incredible camper to counselor ratios, constant supervision, a highly trained, caring medical staff and an exceptional team of Directors, we provide every one of our campers with the safest, most fun and successful summer possible. Camp Tioga has consistently been rated and named one of America’s safest camps by the A.M Skier Agency, the nation’s leading insurer of children’s camps.

Camper-Counselor Ratio

At Camp Tioga we provide a Camper to Counselor ratio of 3:1. Campers live in bunks with their counselors who provide constant supervision. Every child is accounted for at all times.

Medical Staff

We have 4 licensed RN’s and an onsite Camp Doctor on duty at all times. Our upper staff is also fully trained in First-Aid and CPR. Our infirmary is always completely stocked with all necessary medications and medical supplies, including oxygen and automatic external defibrillators. The Camp Tioga Medical Staff personally contacts each family that joins us prior to the summer, and familiarizes themselves with the medical history of every Tioga Camper.

Safety Rating

The Camp Tioga combination of our commitment to safety and incredible staff has allowed us to be rated “One of the safest camps in America” by the A.M Skier Agency – One of the largest camp insurers in the nation.

Food

Fabulous Food For All!

Hungry? We guarantee we’ll have something you’ll like! Our kid friendly menu has a daily balance of just what you need! Breakfast features hot and cold cereals, bagels, toast, English muffins, selections of yogurt, and a variety of other options including eggs, pancakes, waffles, and all of the trimmings. Lunches and Dinners always feature top quality cold cuts, hot entrees, a pasta bar, a dazzling salad bar, and a multitude of daily options that keep even the most finicky eaters satisfied.

Our experienced kitchen staff, lead by our own cook of 15 years, strives to prepare an extraordinary selection of meals, catering to specific dietary requests as needed.

Afternoon snacks and evening canteen are also included. Don’t worry if you have allergies. Camp Tioga is a completely nut free facility! Each food product entering camp is ingredient checked to ensure its safety. We can accommodate almost any dietary restriction. For more information please call.

NO ONE EVER LEAVES OUR DINING HALL HUNGRY!!!

Testimonials

What Our Families Are Saying

Don’t just take our word for it. We’ll put you in direct contact with current or past Tioga Families that will be happy to speak with you about their Tioga experience.  Call us at 516-938-0894 for further information.

Camp Tioga Testimonials (02:11)
Parent
Louise Edeiken said

What a great summer Gary had!!!!! He definitely blossoms under your roof(s). I heard nothing but wonderful things from him. After the stresses of school, he needs to chill and have a great time. We are very lucky to have found Camp Tioga to help him do just that.

Parents
Mr. & Mrs. Rosenblatt said

When our children returned home, they had nothing but good things to say. I tried to elicit a response from them about the things they disliked most about camp. It was a surprise when they said they disliked nothing. My kids can complain about almost anything! They enjoyed the flexibility in scheduling their activities, thought the facilities were great, and had fun with the off-site events…. See you next year.

Parents
David and Mandy said

Thank you so much for a great day!!!  Even through the rain and the mudslides the sun was shining on Tioga.  My kids are truly so happy.  It was great to walk around with them and be introduced to their world.  It is amazing to see they have a life outside of ours.   The friendships they are making, and the experiences they are living will follow them throughout their life.  That is PRICELESS!!!!!

Camper
Liza said

I loved coming to this camp since the first day it was open and I have to say…now that I am too old to go back that I realize that I have had the best summers. I am going to miss all the cool activities that you have especially horseback riding with Karen and quads, the evening activities, and all of the people from different countries. I love Camp Tioga and I can’t wait to work there when I’m old enough.

Camper
Trisha said

Thank you for the summer of my life. I had a great first year! I can’t wait to come back to Camp Tioga!

Counselor
Craig said

I definitely had the “Summer of My Life.” I was made to feel welcome not as an employee but felt all the counselors were treated as a member of an extended family.

Camper
Oscar S. said

One of the happiest places on earth, such a beautiful place, experiences that are for lifetime and a family for ever.

Camper
Jake U. said

“The Summer of your life”
I thought that was going to be a classic American all thumbs up and smiles over exaggeration.
Turns out it wasn’t at all. If anything it’s an extremely modest description of a fantastic family feeling Summer Camp.
A community without prejudice that concentrates solely on the enjoyment of the campers and led by an incredible team that allows the staff to have just as much fun.
You make family not friends at Tioga, I’ve never had so much constant fun 🙂
Highly recommended. The Summer of my life.

 

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