Where is camp located?
Oasis in Bayside is located at Fort Totten in Queens NY.
What time does camp start and end?
Drop-off is between 8:30am and 9am.
Camp ends at 4:45pm. Our last activity ends at 4:30pm.
*Early drop-off (8 am-8:30 am) and late pickup (5:30 pm-6 pm) is available for an additional fee.
Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
Please drive to Fort Totten main entrance and our staff and signs will direct you.
What if I need to pick up my child early?
If you wish to pick up your child early, please notify our site office on the day prior by email at email@example.com or via phone at 646-519-5055. Early pick-up times are scheduled around your child’s activity schedule (1:00 pm, 3:00 pm), so please be aware to notify us as soon as possible of early pick-up.
*Please note – Early pick up is not possible on days your child is on a field trip.
How old are your campers?
Our campers range from 3 years old to 15 years old.
Our Early Start Program is for campers ages 3, 4, and 5 who have yet to enter Kindergarten.
Lower Camp is set up for our campers who are going into 1st & 2nd grade.
Upper Camp is set up for our campers who are going into 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.
Teen Travel is for campers who are going into 7th, 8th, and 9th grade.
How can I get in touch with you?
Camp Director: Sammy Ghimire
Camp contact info: 646-519-5055
Site Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I visit my child at camp?
YES!! Starting your camper’s second week we highly encourage you to visit us. We do not allow parent visits during the first week of camp in order to allow your campers time to acclimate to their new surroundings. So come ready to have fun and join in. Call the office to make set up a time to visit. We ask that you give us 24-hour notice. When you arrive for your visit please come to the main office. We will outfit you in your own Oasis t-shirt. Make sure you come dressed ready to fully participate in all aspects of the program. Yes, if you are coming during your camper’s swim period bring your suit and be ready to jump in the pool!
What do campers wear at camp?
All campers must wear their Oasis t-shirt, shorts, socks, and sneakers.
For the pool, please send your camper with a bathing suit (either on them or in a plastic bag), a towel, and flip-flops/Crocs (you may also want to send goggles and a swim cap).
We highly encourage sending your camper with a hat and sunglasses to protect their scalp and eyes.
For our younger campers, parents may send an extra change of clothes in their bookbag.
What should my child bring to camp?
Campers should bring everything that they need for camp in the Oasis backpacks. Campers should bring:
- swim gear
- water bottle (not the metal ones, they get hot too fast)
- spare change of clothes
What medical staff do you have on-site?
Oasis in Bayside has a full-time RN or EMT on-site at all times. In addition to this, all leadership staff and several group leaders are Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Epi-Pen Administration certified. Please know that our staff IS NOT allowed to administer medicine to your child. The only exception to this Department of Health guideline is epi-pens. A member of our medical staff or your Division Leader will call you if your child receives medical attention of any kind.
If your child should require an epi-pen or an asthma pump, please feel free to send one to the camp’s summer office in a labeled ziploc bag. Staff will have the medication ready in case of an emergency.
My child has severe allergies and needs to bring an Epi-pen, what should I do?
Please make sure that you indicate any and all important medical information that we need to know about your camper on his/her medical form. Please alert your Division Leader that your child will be bringing epi-pens to camp. Please bring 2 pens, both of which need to have a copy of the original prescription taped to them and be clearly labeled with your camper’s name. One epi-pen will be kept locked in the medical office safe. The other will go out into camp with your camper’s Division Leader every day.
What do children eat for lunch at camp?
You can send your child to camp with a packed lunch in an insulated, non-disposable lunch bag that will be kept in coolers during the day. You can also sign up for our catered hot lunch service for an additional fee.
What is required to enroll for camp?
Parents will have to fill out a registration form to enroll for camp or use our online system to do so. Before your child begins their stay at camp with us, they will need a completed health form. The health form cannot be over a year old and is REQUIRED for your child to attend camp.