Feel free to call us for names of families who've attended Cayuga in the past, or click here to email us.
“We just wanted to write and say how impressed we were with the covid protections you implemented, including temperature checks, testing requirement, and screening process. You are all to be commended for the safe opening. It was both confidence-inspiring and smooth. Many other camps didn’t even try, as you know. You all rocked it. Our girls had a fantastic experience and can’t wait to come back. We saw them grow and mature over the weeks they were there. We are truly grateful to Cayuga for making it all happen. Thank you so much.” Chris & Kristen Graham, New York.
“I cannot say it enough. Thank you for giving my daughter Caroline one of the best summers (if not THE best) summer that she’s ever had. Thank you for powering through an unprecedented pandemic and finding a way to keep camp open. Thank you for being a place for children to go and be children – carelessly, without wifi, without social media. Thank you for caring for my daughter for the past 6 weeks. I have never seen her so happy. We cannot wait to see you next summer.” Lisa & Peter Penha, New York.
“A huge thank you to yourself and all the fabulous staff at Camp Cayuga. We are so fortunate that you guys put in the extra effort this summer to give Maddy and her friends a safe refuge from everything going on. Judging from the photos I’ve seen and the calls we’ve had, this was a tremendous summer for her! Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you next year. Karen & Marty McDonald, New York.
“What have you done to my children? They've come back full of fun stories, more beautiful than ever! Thanks to you and all the staff for giving them such a great time!” The Hamman Family, New Jersey.
“When I requested your literature, I never anticipated more than a 2-week stay...Well, it turned out to be the full season. It was a fantastic growth experience for Eric & Lisa. They returned secure, confident, self-disciplined, and with a wealth of memories to last a lifetime. Thank you for enriching my children's lives.” Janice Cunnane, Pennsylvania.
“My children landed safely and are now at home. Pol and Guillem are really happy and enjoyed their summer very much. Thank you for the attention you gave them. They had an incredible experience and are looking forward to returning next year. Thanks again.” The Gabriel Family, Barcelona, Spain.
“I just wanted to say thank you for all you’ve done to make this such a wonderful summer for my daughter. It was a thrill for me to see her looking so happy. I’m so happy I made the right choice by sending my daughter to Cayuga! Thank you for all your kindness.” Rita Chouinard, New York.
“I am writing this letter to commend you on such a super job in not only running a camp with kids from all over the country, but affording them with such a wealth of lifetime experiences. I am sure that my children's lives will be forever changed as a result of the efforts of you and your staff. Thank You.” Dr. Archie Mays, California.
“I thank you and the entire Cayuga organization for having made this summer a truly unforgettable one for both Karen and Alona. I remember how my wife and I sat for many nights considering if we should send the kids to summer camp in the United States and if so, to which camp. I am grateful it all worked out so well.” The Jaffe Family, Ramat Gan, Israel.
“Fuchsia & Basile really enjoyed camp. I’d like to thank you and your staff for your great organization, and for keeping in touch with us during their stay. They enjoyed every moment with their friends and counselors. We will be back next year for sure!” The Bonvicini Family, Paris, France.
“I cannot find enough superlatives to use to describe my feelings about your camp. This feeling was enhanced as I spoke to your staff. They not only put me at ease with regards to leaving my son for the first time, but also welcomed my son with great enthusiasm. Your genuine concern was truly touching!” The Mason Family, New Jersey.
“Yan Chen has been home for a couple days now, and we just wanted to express our sincere appreciation to you and all of the staff for his wonderful experience. We made lots of friends and can’t wait for next summer. Many many thanks!” The Biao Family, Beijing, China.
“It's funny that after 25 years I'm back at one of your camps. I always wanted to tell you that my summers at Cayuga were the best times of my life! I look back and remember a lot of good things. See you next year with my son, Mike.” Joan Condel (Waterfront Director), Pennsylvania.
“Hey B, thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot thank you enough for all the memories created at Cayuga. It’s my summer home, my second home, and my home away from home. What I learned at Cayuga is priceless. Your standard of excellence and the high expectations you place on the staff, make Cayuga what it is today. You’re the best boss ever!” Sayler Aylmer, Kentucky.
“Joshua had a wonderful time at camp! We thank you for personally checking in on all that we spoke about. Our son’s counselors, Ian and Brad, did a fine job and added a lot to Joshua's positive camp experience at Camp Cayuga.” The Sarnell Family, New Jersey.
“Lexie had a wonderful time at Camp Cayuga. We are very impressed with your organization, and the quality of your staff is excellent. We could relax knowing she was safe and enjoying herself. We’re very happy she had a great summer. Thank you again.” Marlena Steinberg, California.
“Our family enjoyed meeting with you and appreciated your visit to our home. As new campers, having our questions answered personalized meant a great deal to us. You are a fine ambassador for camping and for Camp Cayuga. We all thank you.” Deborah Wallace, New York.
“I wanted to write and say thanks for giving Emily such a fantastic experience at camp this summer. She has not stopped gushing about how much she loved it since she got home. She’s made lifelong friendships and can’t wait to see her new friends next summer.” The Bowie Family, Glasgow, Scotland.
"I want to again thank you for the best summer of my life. My summer at Camp Cayuga was such a rewarding experience. I really enjoyed the kids and staff. I am very excited to return next summer... and hope to win the Olympics again!” Julie Fleming (Counselor), Connecticut.
“Before deciding which camp to attend, we read more than a dozen brochures of different camps, and were convinced that Cayuga was best. This was confirmed by our visit during your Open House and Akiko’s camping experience, which met our highest expectations. The days at Cayuga will be remembered for many years.” Mitsuaki Okabe, New Jersey.
“Dear Brian, I would like to thank you for an amazing summer. I learned more than I ever thought possible, and I really miss camp. You're right, it wasn’t easy, but it was rewarding and the memories will last a lifetime.” Lisa Rooney (Cabin Counselor), Ohio.
“We want to thank you for those seven incredible summers and, as we submit Robby's registration form for ‘Hecker Cayuga Summer Number Eight’, we want to reiterate our confidence and trust in the Buynak family and the administration of Camp Cayuga. We are firmly committed to the ideals of Camp Cayuga, and to the safe, happy environment it provides our children. We have never, for a moment, wavered in that commitment.” Anita & Henry Hecker, New York City.
“Thank you for the wonderful time my son Juan had at your camp. I can’t believe how much English he has learned! I’m very pleased to see the improvement. He can’t wait to return next year and see all of his friends!” Juan Pena, Columbia, South America.
“We wanted to thank you and your staff for another amazing summer at Camp Cayuga – our home away from home. We are 3 for 3 for having our sons tear-up when leaving camp. Their tears confirm we made the right decision to send them. It warms our hearts and we thank you.” The Wizda Family, Connecticut.
“A big thanks from the Simmons Family for the informative and fun Open House. Rosie has gone from ‘there must be some mistake’ to ‘I can’t wait to go!’. You all did your jobs well and we feel great about our choice. Thanks.” Carmine Simmons, New Jersey.
“Brian, thank you for providing a wonderful camp for children. We realize it is a tremendous responsibility that involves much time, energy and creativity on your part to make it successful, fun, and safe. Brett said you are always on the camp… and that you even eat the camp food!!! He was very impressed and admired you. Thank you again.” The Harris Family, Pennsylvania.
“When a parent sends their children away to their first sleepaway summer camp, the priority is for them to be safe and remain healthy. Secondly, to have tremendous amounts of fun and excitement. Thanks to all of you, Jeff and Sam had the ‘best’ summer camp experience. I firmly believe they are more confident and mature after this experience.” The Slotoroff Family, New York.
“I chose this camp on the recommendation of a friend because it attracts a cross cultural and multi-national group of children. Your camp also offers exposure to a wealth of activities, which is very impressive! I must thank you because it has been a great experience!” Toni Jackson, St Thomas, Virgin Islands.
“I just wanted to thank everyone for the good time that Chris had at camp. He wanted to stay longer so there is no higher praise for your efforts. See you next summer.” The Martino Family, New Jersey.
“The years I worked at camp gave me a sense of responsibility. I learned that I could accomplish anything through hard work & perseverance. I valued the confidence and trust you had in me, and appreciated your encouragement. Cayuga taught me how to deal with different types of people effectively, and this has proven to be one of my most valuable lessons. My summers at Cayuga helped shape my life into who I am today. They were some of the happiest times of my life.” Dr. Roy Frieband (Horsemanship Director), Arizona.
“As a social worker with many years of experience dealing with people, I was impressed with your ability to convey to me, a distraught mother, a real sense of caring, interest, and honesty concerning my child. You provided support to both Carrie and me. I was very pleased with your staff, facilities, and activities.” The Carney Family, New York.
“Michelle had a wonderful summer at Cayuga - from the moment the bus picked her up to the very last day of camp! She was happy, smiling, and those wide eyes of hers said it all. And thank Steve for our tour. I could see, back then, that this summer was going to be very special for Michelle. Thank you for a wonderful summer.” Ian Vu, Maryland.
“Thank you for making Adam's summer his best yet. Adam came home from camp a different kid. He's so much more mature and self-confident! He's getting along better with his sister and friends; and he just can't wait to return next summer!” The Gerzoffs, New Jersey.
“Marta arrived home safely and was very happy with her experience at Camp Cayuga. After many years at other summer camps, she told us that Cayuga was her best summer camp experience. We just wanted to thank you for everything and we hope to repeat the experience with her next year.” The Ruz Family, Madrid, Spain.
“We want to thank you very much for the wonderful camp experience enjoyed by our daughter, Zoe. She was a first-time camper and her first words on returning home were, ‘I want to go back next summer’. She had lots of fun, made many new friends, and had much praise for her counselors.” Jill Russell, New York.
“We would like to thank you for the wonderful summer. Both boys had a great time and their counselors were very nice. Jason had an exceptionally good year with his cabinmates. Your cabin choice for him was excellent, as he has made many lasting friendships. We appreciate you going out of your way to make this summer a special one... and now they're eagerly awaiting next summer!” The Rosenthal Family, New York.
“After 8 years at Cayuga between Cassie and Ricky, we just wanted to say thanks. We have the highest regard for Camp Cayuga and appreciate all you have done. Cassie is looking forward to being a counselor in a few years.” The Kreitner Family, New Jersey.
“You have relieved my fears and anxieties about Jenny being away at camp. She cannot stop telling us all the stories and what she learned. Thank you all very much for the wonderful job you do with the children.” The Evans Family, New York.
“Thank you very much for being so accommodating in helping setting-up a tour of Cayuga last weekend. Everyone I’ve spoken with, from your office staff to your activity staff, has been so pleasant, kind, and helpful. I am really impressed!” Susan Zacks, Maryland.
“I wanted to thank you for a very nice, calm and happy visiting day. Everyone was pleasant and made the day pleasant. I was so pleased with my daughter's cabin-mates and counselors. Danielle seemed very happy. We're looking forward to next summer at Cayuga.” The Rosens, New York.
“We received Elia’s gifts today and she’s so happy! Thank you for your words of affection, and for taking care of Ella, Jesus, and Nines. Our children love your staff and consider them to be part of our American family. Thanks for everything, and see you next year.” The Prada Family, Madrid, Spain.
“My daughter Catherine attended her 4th summer at Cayuga. This was her best time so far. I want to commend you for enforcing the camp rules. Thank you for working so hard to maintain such high standards for the camp.” The Barnao Family, New York.
“Thank you for making my 5 summers at camp the best summers of my life. You have made me the inspired, motivated, dream-chasing person I am today. There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t talk to my camp friends, whether it’s my friends in the states, or my friends who live 4,000 miles away! Nothing in this world makes me happier.” Kristina Miller, New Jersey.
“We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with you all yesterday at Open House. Your staff was very delightful and informative. We were struck not only by the beautiful setting, but also by Cayuga’s organization and attention to detail. You definitely passed the white glove test! Upon our return home Nick announced to his friend that ‘Cayuga was perfect’. I’m confident that we made the right camp choice.” Maria Donaldi, New York.
“As soon as Ashlyn got home, she showed me your picture with her, and she hasn’t stopped talking to me about camp. I can’t thank you and the rest of the staff for taking care of her. She did great! Your positive influence and genuine care for her will last a lifetime.” Cindi Mugavero, Pennsylvania.
“From the moment we arrived, your staff was incredible – very welcoming, friendly, and helpful, especially for a new Cayuga parent like me. Emma’s cabin was spotless and your facility was beautiful. She’s in very good hands, and just wanted to thank you for giving her an experience of a lifetime.” Collen Hale, New York.
“It was a pleasure speaking with you on visiting day. We had a great time visiting our children, Lori and Philip and they’re having such a wonderful time. Brian, thank you for being so thoughtful, and many thanks for the many years of fun summers”. Lori Stock, New Jersey.
“I wanted to say thank everyone for another excellent year at Cayuga. Lena told us that this was one of her best summers she has had! She shared so many stories with us and was so sad to see camp end. So, please send us the early-bird registration form because it looks like she will want to spend another summer at camp. This summer will mark 8 years at Cayuga!” The Young Family, New York.