Welcome to Camp Tuku at Huguenot, New York

As Camp has grown in Arizona from a mere concept in the Spring of 2020 to a full-fledged summer program with over 20+ electives in 2022, we are proud to announce our partnership with Camp Huguenot & Project 4174 for the 2023 season. 

Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, just 2 hours outside of New York City, Camp Huguenot rest in 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness and is a collection of beautiful lakes, streams, waterfalls, ridges, vistas and miles of hiking trails.  Founded as a YMCA camp in the early 20th century, Camp Huguenot now serves thousands of campers from the Northeast and beyond. 

We are excited to build this new partnership & to serve families in the Northeast! 

With lots of history, the beauty of the natural landscape, and the alignment in values of diversity & inclusion, we believe this partnership will be a great next step towards sharing mindfulness summer camp with even more campers than ever before! 

  • Camp Dates
  • July 9 ~ July 15, 2023
  • Age Range
  • 6-14
  • Cost
  • Tier 1 – $1,395
    Tier 2 – $1,185

    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 – Camp Tuku Activity

11:15am – Innovation

12:30pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Rest Period

2:30pm – Waterfront Activities

3:30pm – Canteen

3:45pm – Camp Tuku Activity

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 will do our best to accommodate dietary needs including offering vegetarian and vegan options. We will also work to accommodate campers with allergies to the best of our ability, but we cannot guarantee that during the manufacturing or kitchen preparation process there has not been cross-contamination.

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.

Cancellations made prior to May 15th will receive a 50% refund or a credit for a future session of camp to be used within 2 years of the initial cancellation.  Cancellations after May 15th cannot be honored with the exception of an extenuating medical circumstance in which case a credit as described above for a future session of camp will be honored.

Please understand that our camps are kept small to provide 1-1 support, and many fill up quickly. Last-minute cancellations keep other campers from enjoying our camps. Thank you for your understanding.

Additionally, if your child is unable to attend camp, please consider converting all or part of your registration fees into a donation or scholarship to assist families in need. Your donation will be fully tax-deductible.

Please email info@camptuku.org request a refund, make a donation, or address any other questions you may have. Email is the quickest way to reach us during this time.

For the 2023 season, masks will not be required when outdoors and further decisions on masks indoors (dining hall/ indoor elective activities) will be determined at a later date in accordance with CDC/ACA guidelines.