Sallie Sills is thrilled to be back at Goldens Bridge Day Camp this year. Sallie joined the camp as our Assistant Director and has been in the leadership role for two years now. She has been a teacher for 20 years and also Director at sleep-away camps. Sallie is excited to bring her energy and expertise to our unique camp, and is committed to providing a safe environment where campers can engage in creative and cooperative activities.
Our program specialists, many of whom are teachers or other professionals, offer developmentally appropriate instruction that emphasizes both skill building and creative process. They are passionate about their fields and eager to share their expertise with our campers. Specialties includes arts and crafts, nature, music, sports, and theater arts. Our programs are enhanced by visiting artists who bring their own unique talents for special events.
Our counselors know GBDC well – many of them were campers themselves. This creates a sense of continuity, history and community. Our caring and nurturing staff epitomize the values of the Camp and serve as role models for their campers. The majority of counselors are college students who return year after year. Our new hires are often former campers or friends of current counselors who make their way to GBDC from around the region. We have an extremely high staff-to-camper ratio, providing excellent supervision and ensuring that your child will feel at home and be known.
Swimming in our pristine, eight-acre lake is central to a day at Goldens Bridge Day Camp. Campers swim twice daily, receiving daily swim instruction, guided by our amazing WSI-certified Waterfront Director and lifeguards. Campers are never rushed or forced into swimming, but are encouraged and taught in a variety of engaging activities that are tailored to their skill levels. They are assessed frequently and encouraged to achieve mastery. Safety is paramount; our lifeguard-to-camper ration far exceeds Board of Health requirements. In addition, our campers participate in free swim every afternoon, providing an opportunity to enjoy the new skills they have learned.