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About Us


About Us

Since 1914, North Shore Holiday House, an independent, not-for-profit organization has provided free summer experiences to more than 200 children each summer.

Accredited by the American Camping Association, we engage campers in traditional camp activities. Our camp serves girls ages 7-11 from families whose incomes meet the USDA guidelines for free or reduced lunch. Camp is 100% free of charge to participants. During four, two-week sessions, over 200 girls from Long Island make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun.

We are constantly improving and expanding our various camp programs and activities. Daily activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, recreational swimming, dance, girl power, drama, nature and field trips. Our programs are designed to educate, inspire and empower our campers.

In addition to our regular curriculum, Counselors lead our campers in a variety of new skills such as languages, zumba, traditional dancing, martial arts and more.

Campers learn about international relations and cultural differences from counselors who in past years have come from England, Ireland, South Africa, Turkey, Scotland, Poland, Mexico, Latvia and Spain. These counselors share the fabric of their culture with the campers through play, song and explaining cultural traditions. The small size of our camp affords the girls the personal attention of the counselors and staff in a nurturing, family atmosphere.

Our thrift shop proceeds go towards our camp operations. We invite you to shop with us to find a treasure!