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Campers travel to Cayuga from across the United States, and from abroad as well. Most campers are from the metropolitan areas of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia. At the same time, we still continue to have a diverse camper and staff population who last summer traveled from 26 states and 17 countries! Camp Cayuga is a nonsectarian camp with campers of various religious affiliations.


Cayuga's natural landscape divides 350 acres into two separate campuses on the same estate. This is a unique feature that distinguishes Cayuga from other traditional summer camps! Each campus is located on opposite sides of our lake and operates self-sufficiently with its own Dining Hall, Gymnasium, Creative Arts Center, Swimming Pool, Activity Sites, and Infirmary. With two separate campuses, we can provide two separate programs that are geared to the different age groups on each campus.

The camper population on Junior Campus is approximately 120 girls and 120 boys. Campers entering 1st grade through 8th grade, who are 13 years old and younger, reside on Junior Campus. Campers entering 8th grade who are 13 years old before camp have the option to reside on Teen Campus.

The Junior Campus Program is geared to the interests of this particular age group. The daily activity offerings, evening programs, and special events focus solely on these interests, which are different from those on Teen Campus. "Having our own campus without the big kids" is the popular answer given by our campers when asked, "What do you like best about Junior Campus?"

Rather than operating one large camp for all campers (like most summer camps), Cayuga operates two smaller campuses: one campus for our youngsters and the other for our teens. On each campus you'll find the camper population to be just the right size! We're large enough to provide a challenging and varied activity program that caters to each and every age group. At the same time, we're small enough to allow our entire staff to know your child personally. We believe our small camper population on each campus maintains the family atmosphere that characterizes Camp Cayuga.

7:40am Reveille (wake up)
8:00am Flagpole Assembly
8:15am Breakfast is served
9:00am Cabin Clean-up & Inspection
9:30am 1st Period
10:15am 2nd Period
11:20am 3rd Period
12:15pm Prepare for Lunch
12:30pm Lunch is served
1:10pm Rest & Free Time
2:10pm 4th Period
3:10pm 5th Period
4:10pm 6th Period
5:10pm 7th Period
6:00pm Prepare for Dinner
6:10pm Dinner is Served
7:00pm Free Time & Club Meetings
7:30pm Flagpole Assembly
7:45pm Evening Program Begins
9:00pm Junior Division Curfew
9:30pm Lights out for Junior Division
9:30pm Intermediate Division Curfew
10:00pm Lights out for Intermediates
10:00pm Senior Division Curfew
10:30pm Lights-out for Senior Division

Three days a week we follow a "Late Breakfast" schedule.  On these days we sleep-in for an extra 45 minutes!



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