Welcome to Camp Tuku at Camp Greenkill – New York

Nestled in the Poconos mountains of New York, Camp Greenkill’s facilities provide a wide range of activities for campers including swimming, archery, high ropes, canoeing, arts and crafts, cooking and much more!

Working collaboratively with the YMCA – Camp Tuku will be bringing the magic of mindfulness to New York next summer! So get ready for all the excitement of Camp Tuku in the Tri-State area!

  • Camp Dates
  • July 18, 2021 – July 24, 2021 (Sunday – Saturday)
  • Age Range
  • 7-13
  • Cost
  • Tier 1 – $1,050
    Tier 2 – $895

    Why two prices? See details under our tiered pricing section below.

Tiered Pricing

This year, we decided to offer our families tiered pricing. Please take a moment to look at the rate descriptions below and determine which of the two prices your family is able to pay for your child’s camp experience. Price selection is done strictly on an honor system. If you can afford to pay the full fee (Tier 1), please do so. If you cannot, simply select the price which is right for your family’s circumstances. There is no difference in the camp experience for campers registered at different tiers and tier selection is kept confidential.

TIER 1

This rate most accurately reflects the true cost of camp, including operational, general, and administrative expenses. If you can afford to pay this fee, please do so.

TIER 2

This is our partially subsidized rate for those who cannot quite afford the full cost of camp. Families utilizing this tier are paying about 15% below the actual cost of camp.

Our Program

At Camp Tuku, our mission is to provide a holistic approach to the camp experience for kids; a program designed to integrate the mind, body, and heart, giving kids skills early in life to help them nurture inner resilience.

With a focus on developing mindfulness skills, our unique summer camp experience offers a great opportunity for kids to learn and practice simple, fun tools for the development of self-awareness, as well as practices that will enable them to respond more effectively to the inevitable stress of every-day life. At Camp Tuku, we aim to nurture the mind, body, and heart.

From the time campers wake up to the time they hit the pillow at night, each day at Camp Tuku is designed to allow children time and space to connect their inner worlds to nature through fun and mindful activities. Here is a sample schedule of a day at Camp Tuku:

7:30am – Wake up & Setting Intentions

8:00am – Breakfast

8:30am – Cabin Cleanup

9:15am – Mindfulness Practice & Yoga

10:15am – Elective 1

11:15am – Innovation

12:30pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Rest Period

2:30pm – Waterfront Activities

3:30pm – Canteen

3:45pm – Elective 2

5:15pm – Shower Hour

6:15pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Evening Activity

9:00-10:00pm – Gratitude Practice & Bedtime

FAQs

We offer a camp experience like no other. We focus on nurturing young minds and building life skills while campers build special friendships and participating in fun camp activities.

After their time at Camp Tuku, your children will:

  1. KNOW: how to manage stress and be resilient, enabling them to be happier and healthier.
  2. HAVE: simple, proven techniques that kids can apply at any time to help manage their emotional state, tap into their creativity, and be even more resourceful in overcoming obstacles in their lives.
  3. FEEL: happy and excited about the connections made with new friends and the fun activities they have enjoyed together.

When will camp be held?

Our campers range from 6 to 13 years of age.  We encourage you to speak with your child about his/her willingness and readiness for camp.  You can help a child who says they are ready by letting them know you are confident that they can succeed and have a great time at camp.  Most campers adjust quickly to camp life, others may need a day or so.  Sometimes a camper may feel a bit unsettled at first, especially the first night.  We understand that this may happen and work hard to make the first days extra special.    Our mindfulness practices will also help them understand their emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and fear.  We firmly believe that once your camper is involved, engaged, and getting to know their bunk mates and staff, their outlook on camp will be positive and enthusiastic.

We strongly believe that a food allergy should not be a barrier to enjoying camp. We accommodate special dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.  We will also accommodate campers with wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, and nut allergies.

There are a lot of ways you can communicate with your child while at camp. We still encourage the old-fashioned letter.  Campers love receiving letters in the mail! You will also have the ability to e-mail your child (we print out emails daily and distribute them with the regular mail). However, campers are not allowed to send e-mails.  You will also have the opportunity to schedule a phone call with your child when camp is in session, if needed.

Our photographer will post photos to our camp management software (CRM).  We are excited to announce that our CRM tool has just rolled out photo and video blogs capabilities!  You will have access to your child’s precious moments at camp through the secure Parent Dashboard.  You will also be able to download pictures, watch videos, and even grant access to extended family members.

The only electronic device allowed at camp are music-only iPod that does not have access to the internet or Gizmo watches.