- Q: What is Omega Teen Camp all about? What makes it unique?
A: Omega Teen Camp is all about creating a fun, safe, and loving place for you to be exactly who you are. Our summer camp program offers more than 50 unique and exciting activities like Thai massage, high ropes course, and songwriting everyday. And, our food is really good, too!
- Q: How many teens come to the summer camp program and how long do they stay?
A: We average about 190 teenagers for each of the two summer camp sessions we offer each year. While the majority come for two weeks, more and more teens are choosing to stay for four or five weeks.
- Q: How many new campers are there each summer?
A: About 70 percent of our campers will be coming to Omega Teen Camp for the first time. For many, this will be their first time at an overnight camp. Our number one priority is making sure all of our campers feel included and welcome.
- Q: What kinds of teens come to camp?
A: It is difficult to classify a typical Omega Teen camper. We think we are the perfect summer camp for any sensitive, creative thinking teenager who is looking to have a great time while exploring new things in a safe and loving community. Teens who might not think of themselves as "camp kids" often love our camp.
- Q: What is the average age of teens at Omega's summer camp program?
A: Our campers are a well-balanced mix of teens ages 13-17.
- Q: What is the summer camp facility like?
A: Our summer camp program is located on 450 beautiful country acres just 90 minutes north of New York City. The facility has a large swimming pool with diving board, lake for boating, climbing wall, high ropes course, cedar log cabins, and many other great features. There is an open house scheduled every May for anyone who wants to see our wonderful facility.
- Q: What is a typical day at camp like?
A: Our days are very full, with a good mix of fun activities and relaxation. After dinner, we have community chill time, which is the favorite part of the day for many campers. Everyone hangs out, plays games, does art, plays music, and connects with one another. After community chill time, we have an evening activity like a talent show, dance, movie, or scavenger hunt. On most nights, we offer two options for evening activities. Check out a sample day here.
- Q: How do you select your activities?
A: We offer four activity periods each day. Two of the activity periods change daily and campers sign up for these the day before, during afternoon rest hour. The other two activity periods take place from Monday to Friday and are called "intensives." Campers sign up for their intensives on Monday mornings.
- Q: What is it like in the cabins?
A: Our cabins are very nice and we usually have eight teenagers and two counselors staying in each cabin. Teenagers are housed by age and gender.
- Q: What is the staff like?
A: We have about 45 counselors at camp. They are a wonderful mix of artists, athletes, yogis, musicians, comics, and intelligent nerds. They all have at least one year of college, and most have graduated college, or are getting ready to. They all come to camp because they want to help teenagers have fun, try new things, discover who they are, and figure out what they want out of life.
- Q: How can you keep 330 teenagers safe at camp?
A: While our camp has a very "free" feel, we also have clear rules about what is okay and what is not, and we take these rules seriously. We also have clear boundaries and close supervision at all times.
- Q: What are the most popular activities at Omega Teen Camp?
A: We love to dance at our summer camp program and hip hop, African, and salsa classes are always popular. Also popular are Thai massage, Ultimate Frisbee, spa day, fitness classes, photography, yoga, poetry writing, guitar lessons, henna tattooing, softball, talent shows, jewelry making, art studio, and dressing up in wacky, fun costumes.
- Q: What is summer camp food like?
A: Food at Omega Teen Camp is far from your usual fare at other summer camp programs. Our chefs specialize in healthy vegetarian cuisine made from scratch. Each meal includes many different choices and selections. There are always great vegetarian dishes, superb salads, and occasionally organic, free-range beef and chicken. All meals are served buffet style and campers can take as much as they want, as often as they want.
- Q: How do campers communicate with friends and family?
A: At our summer camp program, cell phones are not permitted because we want to give you the opportunity to really enjoy camp without the distractions of home. However, you do get to call your parents during the second week of each session. If you need to call outside of the United States, please bring an international calling card.
We also encourage letter writing. Family and friends can send letters to:
Omega Teen Camp
115 Camp Road
Holmes, NY 12531