Sprout Westchester FAQ’s

When is camp?

Camp runs from July 1st through August 22nd. We are closed on the Fourth of July. Drop-off in the mornings is between 8:45-9:00 a.m. Pick up is between 3:45-4:00 p.m.

Is there transportation?

We offer FREE transportation from centralized pick-up locations. Campers ride on air-conditioned buses or vans. In addition to the driver, there is a bus counselor on board to assist campers in getting on and off the bus and ensure the ride is safe and fun! Many families also choose to transport their child(ren) to camp themselves.

Do you have extended day options?

We offer before and after care beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. (parent transport only).

What will my child eat while at camp?

Sprout provides snacks for campers. We are a kosher camp and we ask campers to bring a vegetarian lunch Monday-Thursday. The lunches are stored in refrigerators. On Friday’s, camp provides a kosher BBQ lunch. Please let us know of any food allergies so we can make appropriate accommodations for your child.

How do you prioritize health and safety at camp?

We have a full-time registered EMT on staff. Our leadership team and aquatics staff are all Red Cross certified in First Aid and CPR, and our lifeguards and Aquatics Director are Red Cross trained lifeguards and/or Water Safety Instructor certified. Our Ropes Specialists are certified Ropes Instructors. A full-time security guard is stationed at the front gate. Visitors to camp must have proper identification. Communication with our campers’ families is extremely important to us; we are always here to address your concerns with regard to health and safety.

Who will my child spend their day with at Sprout?

Our camp groups are co-ed and divided by grade. Group counselors lead their group throughout all of the daily activities. Each division has a unit head and each of the specialty areas is led by a specialist in their field with advanced training and passion for what they do!  We have a 1:4 staff to camper ratio.

What activities will my child participate in?

Every day, each group enjoys both instructional and free swim. Campers participate with their group in individual and team sports, nature/STEM, art, drama, aquatics, and cooking several times each week. They challenge themselves on our high ropes course once a week, and older campers enjoy archery and boating as well. We have special events weekly—Maccabiyah (Color War), Game Show, and an interactive rock concert are some of our camper favorites! On Friday afternoons, we join together for Kabbalat Shabbat—a special gathering to welcome Shabbat and come together as a community.

What makes the Sprout experience special?

Campers enjoy a traditional day camp program, but there is a special sense of belonging here that comes from our community building and emphasis on Jewish values. We partner with parents to make the summer journey meaningful for each camper. We are a diverse, joyful community of campers who love to come together to have fun, support one another, and create lasting memories.