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TRIP TO BUSCH GARDENS AND LURAY CAVERNS, VIRGINIA

Cayuga's trip to Busch Gardens and Luray Caverns is loaded with fun and action-packed excitement and adventure. Busch Gardens is a European-themed park with 17th century charm and 21st century flair. It has been voted the world's "Most Beautiful Theme Park" for 23 consecutive years by the National Amusement Park Historical Association. Busch Gardens features more than 50 thrilling rides, award-winning authentic cuisine, quaint world-class shops, and non-stop entertainment with 10 main stage shows and musical revues. Throughout the Park's beautifully landscaped authentically-detailed countries, you'll find such mind-boggling roller coaster creations like Apollo's Chariot (210' high at 73mph), the award-winning Alpengeist (one of the world's tallest inverted roller coasters at 67 mph), The Loch Ness Monster (13 stories of double-looping steel thrills), and Griffon (205' high, 90-degree, 75mph free fall). You'll also enjoy a catered dinner meal in Germany at the Black Forest. It's delicious!

With Busch Gardens' main-stage shows and musical revues, thrilling rides, and authentic European shopping & cuisine, you're guaranteed to have a great time with your camp friends. This summer you'll enjoy all the fun of Europe - only closer!

On day #3 you'll visit Luray Caverns, a United States Natural Landmark. For more than 130 years, Luray Caverns has been renowned as one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. It's the largest and most popular cave in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination. You'll take a walking-tour through the enormous chambers in the caverns that are cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. The chambers are filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools. You'll learn all about the stalactite formations on your guided tour through the inspiring chambers.

In addition to the caverns, you'll tour their Car and Carriage Museum that features over 140 cars, carriages, coaches and costumes dating back to 1725. Your visit to Luray Caverns is one you'll remember and cherish for a long time! Campers who are entering 6th grade & higher are eligible to attend. Space is limited and advance registration is required. 

TRIP ITINERARY:
DAY 1
* Deluxe air-conditioned bus with restroom and DVD departs from Cayuga after an early breakfast.
* Lunch meal in route to Busch Gardens, Virginia.
* Late-afternoon pool party at the Hotel.
* Dinner meal served in the scenic Colonial Williamsburg area.
* Arrive at Busch Gardens for an evening of fun & excitement. Experience a European vacation with its charming old-world villages authentically recreated & filled with strolling costumed characters, authentic cuisine, entertainment, exhibits and world-class shops.
* Explore over 50 award-winning, record-breaking, spine-tingling rides like The Curse of DarKastle, Griffon, The Loch Ness Monster, Alpengeist (one of the world’s tallest inverted roller coaster), Apollo’s Chariot (210’ high at up to 73mph), and Water Rides like The Rhine River Cruise, The Roman Rapids, and Escape from Pompeii.
* Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment including stage shows.
* Overnight hotel accommodations in the Williamsburg area.

DAY 2
* Home-style breakfast buffet…all you can eat!
* Return to Busch Gardens for full action-packed day from morning till night.
* Lunch meal served at Busch Gardens.
* Catered dinner meal served in Germany at The Black Forest.
* Overnight hotel accommodations in the Williamsburg area.

DAY 3
* Delicious southern-style breakfast buffet to start your day out just right!
* Guided Tour of Luray Caverns, the largest and most popular caverns on the East Coast. This "Fairyland in stone" is U.S. natural landmark..
* Explore the chambers and view the graceful elegance of massive crystalline cascades in their naturally beautiful colors.
* See the sparkling lakes in the caverns that reflect a myriad of fantastic forms.
* Visit the Luray Caverns Car and Carriage Museum where over 140 cars, carriages, coaches and costumes dating back to 1725 are on display.
* Lunch meal served in the scenic Luray Caverns area.
* Dinner meal in route to Camp Cayuga. 

AAA BASEBALL GAMES

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SCRANTON WILKESBARRE RAILRIDERS
This summer you can see the Scranton Wilkesbarre RailRiders play at Lackawanna Stadium in Scranton, which is less than an hour from camp. The Scranton Wilkesbarre RailRiders are a minor league AAA team affiliated with the New York Yankees. We schedule several trips to AAA baseball games throughout the summer. Our baseball enthusiasts will have the opportunity to watch the RailRiders play other AAA baseball teams like the Charlotte Knights (White Sox), Columbus Clippers (Indians), Rochester Red Wings (Twins), and Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays), just to name a few. AAA minor league baseball games are loaded with a lot of fun and excitement. Many of the team members include several Star Players from the major leagues, as well as Star Players of the future!

All campers are eligible to attend AAA Baseball Games. Campers entering 4th grade and lower are eligible to attend "day" games, while campers entering 5th grade and higher are eligible to attend both "day" and "night" games. The great majority of baseball games this summer are scheduled as "night" games (which ordinarily return to camp at 11:15pm). For AAA Baseball Game Trip dates, refer to the “Calendar of Events”.  

AAA Baseball Trips are optional and not included in the camp tuition. Advance registration is not required. Campers simply sign-up on the day of the game. The trip fee includes a dinner meal at McDonald's en-route to the stadium, ball park admission, and roundtrip transportation. For more information about the trip fee, go to the "Enrollment Details" webpage.

CAMP CAYUGA WINTER REUNION

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The Annual Winter Reunion is a tradition at Camp Cayuga and a special event we all look forward to each year. It’s a great opportunity to get together and renew summer camp friendships. The Cayuga Reunion is always a fun time for everyone!

WHEN
To be determined.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND
Invited Cayuga Campers from last summer, their siblings, and their parents/drivers.

WHERE
"SPACE" is located at 491 South Dean Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631. For driving directions, click here. Pass Jerry's Gourmet Deli, go under the Route 4 overpass, and continue for 2 blocks. It's on the left side. The cross streets are Rockwood Place and East Sheffield Avenue.

"SPACE" (formerly SPACE ODYSSEY)
· SPACE is a huge indoor Family Entertainment Center. It’s loaded with 26,000 square feet of entertainment including hundreds of amusing games and attractions. It’s the coolest “space” for galaxy fun! For more information about SPACE, click here.
· The Arcade Room includes over 100 high-tech video games and redemption games like “Deal or no Deal”, “Guitar Hero”, and so many others. The Arcade Room features the best games in the metropolitan area.
· Laser Tag is played in a glow-in-the-dark arena. Campers can enjoy this high-tech extreme sport game in an exclusive 3000 square foot area inside SPACE.
· Thunder Bowl is a really cool glow-in-the-dark Bowling Alley. 

SUMMER PHOTO SHOW
When you want to take a break from the arcade games, laser tag, bowling, and all of the attractions SPACE has to offer, you’ll want to stop-by the basketball court to watch 1000’s of photographs taken from last summer. We’ll be playing Cayuga’s Summer Yearbook non-stop! The photographs are guaranteed to bring a BIG smile to your face!

EXCLUSIVE USE
Camp Cayuga has exclusive use of SPACE from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The “general public” will not be permitted to enter SPACE during this time. The only individuals permitted inside SPACE include the Cayuga campers from last summer (who are invited to attend), their parents/drivers, and siblings of Cayuga campers who are eligible to attend camp next summer.

SUPERVISION
Cayuga staff will be in attendance and will supervise the campers while they’re inside SPACE from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Parents/drivers are not required to remain at the reunion to supervise their camper. However, if the camper's sibling (non-camper) plans to attend, we kindly ask the parent to remain at SPACE to supervise their non-camper sibling.

PARENTS & DRIVERS
Parents/drivers are welcome to remain at SPACE during the reunion. SPACE has a separate lounge reserved just for parents, as well as other seating areas throughout the facility. (Coffee & bagels will be served between 10:00am - 11:00am in the Parent Lounge.) If you’re dropping-off your camper, plan to do so anytime after 10:00am. When picking-up your camper, plan to do so promptly at 1:00pm.

SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS
Camp Cayuga will provide doughnuts and refreshments (juice & bottled water) to the campers. SPACE does feature its own Snack Bar which sells snacks and drinks.

UNLIMITED FUN
Camp Cayuga will provide each camper/non-camper sibling free-of-charge unlimited gaming on all arcade games, and unlimited access to Laser-Tag, Paintless Paintball, and Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling. There is no charge to attend the reunion.

TO REGISTER

If your camper plans to attend the reunion, you’re required to complete the Winter Reunion Registration Form. This form will be accessible on our website’s “Camp Forms” page in October. Please complete the form in its entirety.

REUNION RULES
Campers should plan to arrive at 10:00am or shortly thereafter. We encourage all campers to stay for the entire reunion! We’ll sign-in your camper upon entering SPACE. Once signed-in, your camper will not be permitted to leave SPACE without signing-out. Only parents (or authorized drivers) are permitted to sign-out their campers. Parents/drivers should plan to pick-up their camper promptly at 1:00pm, which is when the reunion ends. We sure hope you can make it!

 

MORE TRIPS AT CAMP CAYUGA!

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BACKPACKING TRIPS

Backpacking Trips take place at Ricketts Glen State Park which is located less than an hour from Cayuga. The Park boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, including “Ganoga Falls” that’s 94 feet high! Ricketts Glen is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. It’s a fun trip of hiking, sightseeing, and camping-out! Backpacking trips are optional and camper participation is voluntary. All campers are eligible to attend as long as you’re deemed physically mature to hike the terrain. You’re required to supply your own sleeping bag, hiking boots & water canteen (or sports bottle). All other necessary items & equipment (backpacks, energy snacks, food, etc.) are supplied by Camp Cayuga. Backpacking Trips are typically scheduled every 2 weeks, and are included in the tuition. No advance registration form is required. If you want to go, you simply sign-up in the morning on the day of the trip. These trips don’t appear on the “Calendar of Events” webpage since the dates are random.


GOLF COURSE TRIPS

Trips to the local golf course for a round of golf (9 holes) are scheduled about once a week. We play at Cricket Hill Golf Course, which is located about 30 minutes from camp. One Cayuga staff member is assigned to each foursome. Camp Cayuga supplies the golf clubs/bags and golf balls. (You are permitted to bring your own golf clubs to camp.) Golf trips are optional and incur an extra charge. All campers are eligible to participate as long as you’re deemed qualified to play on a public golf course. No advance registration form is required. You simply sign-up in the morning on the day of the golf trip. For Golf Trip dates, go to “Calendar of Events”, or click here. For trip fee information, go to “Dates & Fees”, or click here.


CANOE TRIPS & RAFTING TRIPS

Canoe Trips and Rafting Trips take place on the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. They’re scheduled about once every 2 weeks for qualified campers who have passed Cayuga’s “deep water test” and “canoe test”. Canoe Trips are included in the camp tuition. Rafting Trips incur an additional charge. For trip fee information, go to “Dates and Fees”, or click here. For trip dates, go to “Calendar of Events”, or click here.


PIZZA PARTY TRIPS

Trips to the local pizzeria take place on special occasions. It's a short 10-minute drive from camp, which gives you enough time to chill-out & enjoy 'great' pizza for lunch, and still return to camp on-time for your afternoon activities. It's not only the delicious pizza that makes these trips so popular - it's simply fun to get off-camp once in a while. These trips don't appear on the “Calendar of Events” webpage since the dates are random. 

 

THEATRE TRIPS

Trips to local playhouses are scheduled when the play’s subject matter is deemed appropriate for children. Theatre Trips take place at 2 playhouses, both within 30-45 minutes from camp. No registration form or advance sign-up is required. Campers simply sign-up at camp. Theatre Trip dates do not appear on our "Calendar of Events" since the dates are random.


VISITING DAY MYSTERY TRIP

Campers, who are not expecting visitors, are required to attend the Visiting Day Mystery Trip. The only excused children are those who have written parental permission to remain at camp with an authorized adult. It’s an action-packed full-day trip. We depart camp before 10:00am (when Visiting Day begins) and return to camp after 4:00pm (when Visiting Day is over). This trip is not included in the camp tuition. The trip fee includes admission fees, lunch meal, and roundtrip transportation. For trip fee information, go to “Dates & Fees”, or click here.


ALL CAMP TRIPS
Prior to the arrival of our campers, all Cayuga staff members receive training in off-camp trip procedures, general transportation safety regulations, emergency accident & medical procedures, group management procedures, and have familiarized themselves with Cayuga’s emergency communication plan. Cayuga follows the trip guidelines set forth by the American Camping Association (ACA) and has exceeded their standards on every inspection. We are committed to the highest safety standards established for the camping industry and are proud to operate an accredited ACA camp. Safety is #1 at Camp Cayuga!

ATHLETICS

Camp Cayuga's Athletic Program is noncompetitive in nature and philosophy.  We stress self-improvement with emphasis on instruction rather than competition.  

INDIVIDUAL & TEAM SPORTS  
Athletics is a big part of the activity program for many campers.  We offer practically every individual and team sport imaginable.  Our most popular land sports are listed below:

* PAINTBALL * WRESTLING  * FLAG FOOTBALL
* TENNIS (USTA) * LACROSSE * IN-LINE SKATING
* SKATEBOARDING * DODGEBALL * TOUCH FOOTBALL
* BASKETBALL * SOFTBALL  * SWIMMING 
* GYMNASTICS  * BASEBALL  * FLOOR HOCKEY 
* TUMBLING  * JUDO  * ROLLER HOCKEY 
* VOLLEYBALL * KARATE * FIELD HOCKEY
* RIFLERY (NRA) * ARCHERY * ULTIMATE FRISBEE
* BADMINTON * GA GA * WEIGHT TRAINING
* EXTREME SPORT JUMPING * NEWCOMBE * EXERCISE & FITNESS
* TETHERBALL * SOCCER * CHEERLEADING
* T-BALL * GOLF * PING PONG
* TRACK  * RUGBY * KICKBALL
* FRISBEE GOLF * JOGGING * BUBBLE SOCCER


STAFF
The Athletic Department is headed-up by our Athletic Director who is a professional educator and coach. Activity instruction is monitored by the Athletic Director, and provided by our Activity Specialists who are college-enrolled students, graduate students, and young certified teachers. Instructors have documented experience in their specialty area, as a competitor/player as well as a teacher/coach and hold current certification in the activity for which they've been hired.

INSTRUCTION
Quality instruction is geared to the camper's individual skill level. Instruction is patient and thorough with due regard for both safety and enjoyment. Generally speaking, instruction takes place during the first-half each activity period. The remaining portion is reserved for recreational play-time. Certain activity periods are scheduled as "practice time" for Intercamp Tournament Teams.

VOLUNTARY COMPETITION
Although Cayuga is noncompetitive in nature, healthy competition does find its way into the activity program on a voluntary basis through our Intercamp Tournament Program. Campers who enjoy competition are encouraged to sign-up for the Intercamp Team of their choice. Campers can join as many Intercamp Teams as they'd like. There are no team "try-outs" and all campers can participate in the tournaments, regardless of their athletic ability. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and having fun, rather than winning. (Despite Cayuga's tournament record which includes more wins than losses!) The Intercamp Tournament Program is voluntary. If you don't want to join a team and compete, you don't have to.

INTERCAMP TOURNAMENTS
Each summer we schedule over 120 tournaments with neighboring camps in Wayne County. Approximately 50% of the tournaments are scheduled as "away games", that provide our campers an opportunity to travel to other camps. To join a team and compete in your favorite sport, all you need to do is sign-up for the team. Intercamp Tournaments are a great way to add a little camp spirit to your summer and widen your travels as well.

TOURNAMENT TEAMS
Cayuga offers an Intercamp Tournament Team for every land and water sport. Teams are usually organized by camper grade and gender. Some teams are coed. The Intercamp Tournament Program includes the following teams:

* PAINTBALL TEAM * WRESTLING TEAM 
* DODGEBALL TEAM * BASKETBALL TEAM
* VOLLEYBALL TEAM * NEWCOMB TEAM
* BADMINTON TEAM * PING PONG TEAM
* SOFTBALL TEAM * BASEBALL TEAM
* KICKBALL TEAM * ARCHERY TEAM
* TRACK TEAM * TENNIS TEAM
* SOCCER TEAM * RIFLERY TEAM
* ROLLER HOCKEY TEAM * FIELD HOCKEY TEAM
* FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM * GYMNASTICS TEAM
* SAILING TEAM * SWIM TEAM
* FLYING TRAPEZE TEAM * HORSE SHOW TEAM

 

 

 

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