Twilight Park Camp

We are so sorry to announce that the camp was not able to open for the 2020 season….. but we will be back with the best camp ever in 2021!

TWILIGHT PARK CAMP INC. is formed for the purposes of educating and building character, love of nature and community in children and youth of  Twilight Park and surrounding areas by providing safe, nurturing, and learning youth programs & summer camps.

A tax exempt non-profit 501(c)3 corporation

Made Possible by:

Fund raising, donations & the facilities and encouragement provided by Twilight Park Cottagers and their Board & our wonderful volunteers and Camp Board members

Message from the Camp Board of Directors

We love the camp for the joy it brings the children of our communities and for the spirit of renewal they bring to Twilight.  Closing the camp this summer also imposed a burden on the camp financially. We rely entirely on camper fees and summer fundraising to pay for our operations. Of our $150,000 annual expenditures $35,000 is unavoidable fixed costs and we don’t have our normal means of paying for them. To close the gap, we  launched a fundraising campaign and the individuals on our Camp Board Directors have already personally donated half the goal. Now we  are looking for Contributions from our Camp Friends

This is an exceptional year and we need your help in maintaining the strength of this invaluable asset for the park and getting us ready for…..

The Best Camp Year Ever- 2021!

 Please Donate by making out a check to Twilight Park Camp  (preferred method) and mail to address below 

Twilight Park Camp, PO Box 347, Tannersville, NY 12485  /  or at the Twilight Park Gate House in the Post / Cummings mailbox 

Or  Donate through the on line donation site listed below:

Donation Site Link Click Here   

We are a not for profit 501 (c) ( 3 ) organization and you will receive a receipt for your tax record

Thank you for your support,

The Twilight Park Camp Board

Joanne Ainsworth (Vice President)

Teri Barrett

Ashley Cavanagh

Melina Fisher

Lizzy Kuhlenkamp

Amy Mechlowitz

Rob Meyer (Treasurer)

Sarah Post (President)

Judith Shulevitz (Secretary )

Wade Speir




Twilight Park Day Camp

  • TPDC is a tax exempt not for profit community day camp located in Haines Falls NY. We provide a caring and nurturing environment with age appropriate mixture of swimming, tennis, archery, games, sports, field trips, kayaking, arts & crafts, yoga and music with a special emphasis on nature, hiking and overnight camping. Our Leaders In Training program adds more independent and adventurous activities. Supervision is provided by experienced adult educators and professionals supplemented with teen Counselors.
  • Our Campers and LITs are 3 to 14 years old. Some spaces in the camp are reserved for Twilight Park residents, renters and house guests. Age 5 may attend the either the Pre K Half day program or the full day program. Age 12 may attend Camper or LIT program.
  • Our Sessions – Weekly sessions from July 1 to August 21 (Week 1 is a 3-day week and tuition will be lower for each program). Programs are normally from 9 am to 3 pm and Half day is 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Registrations are weekly- Campers may register for Individual days after attending a full week if space is available and approved by the camp director. See Teen program descriptions for registration requirements.

2020 Camp Fee

Program & Age Weekly Fee
Pre-K Half Day Camp for (3-5)


Full Day Camp for (5-12)


Leaders In Training (12-14)


Counselors In Training (14 -15)


2020 Discounts

$25 per week per camper each for:

  • Siblings (for second, third etc children in same household)

  • Early Bird Registrations (by February 15, 2019)

  • Twilight Park residents, renters and house guests

Week 1  (July 1-3) is a 3 day week with reduced rates

LITs – require 2 week+ registration and have extra fees for some activities

CIT require 2 week+ registration and must complete application process including recommendations

Refund Policy- Full refund of fees if canceled 3 week before camp or for sick child or family emergencies. If space is available, missed days for illness or emergencies can be made up in a later week.

Satisfaction Guarantee: Full refund of unused days if child or parent is not satisfied with camp experience

Register on Line – starting Jan 1 2019

Space is limited and will be filled on first come basis. Some spaces are reserved for Twilight Park residents, renters and house guests

 Programs for Teens and Tweens

Our Teen Program is a key part of our Day Camp and is geared toward our young teen campers who are ready for the next challenge. It is a progression from a more independent camper to real leadership and job responsibilities.

  • Leader in Training– (LIT) 12- 14 years old with demonstrated maturity as a camper. They will have more intense hiking, kayaking and camping along with a variety of optional activities and their own camp & service projects A minimum 2 weeks is required except for house guests.
  • Counselors in Training (CIT) 14 & 15 years old with 1 year LIT experience, recommendation from past Counselors and successful completion of an application and interview process. The program has an adult coordinator, counselor & leadership training, fun activities and learning assignments to a variety of camp programs. A minimum 2 week commitment is required
  • Counselor Assistants – 15 & 16 years old and successfully graduating from our CIT Program or comparable experiences are eligible for volunteer or paid Counselor Assistant jobs.

2020 Camp Staff – 

link to Staff application portal 

Adult Professional Staff each with special expertise and relevant experience:

  • Candy Strong –Camp Director
  • Amanda Jones– Program Director
  • Lauren Kashman- Camp Administrator
  • Sarah Murin– Aquatics Director
  • Than Ferris – Tennis Director
  • TBA- LIT Coordinator
  • TBA- Paddling & CIT Coordinator
  • Melanie Sussman– Crafts & Music

Senior Counselors college students (19+ years old) with 3+ years’ experience

Counselors  – 16+ years old with experience- 

Assistant Counselors – 15+ years old graduating from the Camp Leadership program-

Special Instructors

  • Yoga- Nicole Sansone
  • Mollie Zucker- Wilderness & Hiking
  • Zumba- Hannah Hoagland


Board of Directors-  Sarah Post, Melina Fisher, Judith Shulevitz, Rob Meyer, Joanne Ainsworth, Lizzy Kuhlenkamp Yan, Teri Barrett, Amy Mechlowitz, Wade Speir, and Ashley Cavanaugh

Attorney – Peter Swords

Health Director – Dr. Allan Lans

Camp Van Drivers– Bob Post & Jim Martocci

Traffic Safety Coordinator– Brit Fisher

Camp House Coordinator – Patricia Ferris

Park Liaison– Nicholas Lemann

We are proud to be a registered NY State Children’s Day Camp. Information that explains how a camp should operate and your rights and privileges as a parent of a Camper can be found here:

For additional information about Twilight Park Day Camp contact:

Camp Director Candy Strong   

Camp Administrator Lauren Kashman

Camp Board President Sarah Post

2020 Summer Jobs

Twilight Park has a variety of positions ideal for school teachers or other professional that have the summer free. Along with the positions that are great for high school and college students.

 Camp Positions are Available and can be applied for using the on-line job application portal (see link below). Application deadline for returning staff to be assured consideration is Jan 31, 2020.

  • Camp Counselors
  • Lead Counselors
  • Life Guards
  • Teen Program Leader
  • Instructors- Swim, Paddling, Tennis
  • Office and operations helper

              Click here for job application portal