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Sleepaway Camp

Sleepaway Camp (Mon-Sun, 24/7)

Sleepaway camp includes all of our day and afternoon camp options PLUS two Saturday trips!

Campers stay in our dormitories (with 24/7 supervision), receive life skill lessons, and engage in our organized evening and weekend activities.

Tuition: $2,865 / 3-week session

Every session will also include a weekday educational field trip, exciting all-day outings on Saturdays.

A grand finale with performances and party for all campers, families, and friends is held on the last Saturday of each session.

What are the dorm facilities like?

Our Sleepaway Camp uses the Northern Academy's dorm facilities which include rooms that host 2 to 4 campers.

Each dormitory provides basic furnishings for residential living -- window blinds and/or shades, window screen, desk, chair, wastebasket, dresser, and closet space per person. Appliances include washer/dryer, a shared refrigerator, microwave, Chromebooks and Wi-Fi. Each bathroom is provided with toiletries including toilet issues, hand soap, and paper towels.

When do we move-in and move-out?

The move-in time is after 2 pm on Sunday, June 27th (Session I) and Sunday, July 18th (Session II).

The move-out time is before 11 am on Sunday, July 18th (Session I) and Sunday, August 8 (Session II).

All campers are expected to follow the regulations in Northern Academy's Boarding Student Handbook.

Please contact dorm@northernacademy.org if you have any questions about dorm arrangements.

Who are the dormitory caregivers?

A Northern Academy staff (dorm parent) resides in each facility that hosts either girls or boys, and oversees the needs of the campers.

Will campers be provided life skills training?

Sleepaway campers will be trained for life skills such as personal hygiene, organization, time management, and money management. The Northern Academy school counselor and school nurses participate in educating camp students on physical and mental health.

Campers are expected to maintain personal hygiene, clean their own bedrooms, bathrooms, and common dorm areas. They may also cook under supervision.

What does a typical Sleepaway Camp day look like?

A typical day at the sleepaway camp starts with a wake-up call at 7 am. Breakfast is at 8 am and the first class starts at 9 am. After three class periods, camper enjoy lunch and free time before the afternoon activities kick off again at 1 pm.

Campers may continue to participate in club activities after 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. Light off and quiet time starts at 9:30 pm to ensure campers to have at least 9 hours of sleep.

HERE is a sample Sleepaway Camp schedule from previous years.

What are the weekend trips like?

The camp organizes weekend shopping, educational and entertainment trips for Sleepaway campers. Participation is voluntary. Students are expected to follow camp behavior rules on the van/bus.

Here are weekend trip schedule from previous years:  Session I   Session II

What should I bring to camp?

For the dormitory:

  • Dorm set including twin sheet, pillow with case, blankets, blanket cover sheet ($100 if purchased from the school dorm)
  • Towels ($5 if purchased from the school dorm)
  • Each dormitory apartment has a washer and dryer. Students may bring their own detergent and a washing bag.
  • Extra money to spend during shopping and trip days. Dorm teachers can lock up money for safe keeping.
For Outdoor Activities:
  • Water bottle (we provide plenty of water for refills at all times);
  • Snacks;
  • Sunscreen & sun protection;
  • Comfortable athletic clothing & sneakers. A change of clothes is good to have;
  • Hat;
  • Towels
  • Insect Repellent
  • A whistle

Do you provide airport pick up service?

HERE is list of available independent drivers that you may contact for transportation services.

To assist families in arranging transportation services to/from Newark, New Jersey and New York JFK airports, our dorm teachers may provide a list of experienced drivers upon request (dorm@northernacademy.org). Parents should select the service that best suits their needs and contact the driver directly to make arrangements.