Summer Camp @Ross is offering a sophisticated sleepaway camp for campers ages 9–12 who are ready to take the next step toward independence. Combining the great experiences our daytime programs have to offer with the camaraderie of a boarding house and evening activities designed specifically for older elementary students, these two-week sessions guarantee even more summer fun in the Hamptons!

Campers will reside in a breathtaking, fully equipped, multilevel home in close proximity to all the amazing beaches and historic villages the East End has to offer. The house includes a state-of-the-art kitchen, relaxing family rooms, spacious bedrooms, an in-ground pool, and a sprawling backyard, with room for each camper to find his or her favorite place.

Each weekday morning, campers are bused to our East Hampton campus, where they enjoy a delicious and healthful buffet-style breakfast before they begin their morning activities. Campers take part in their choice of Morning Majors and Afternoon Minors, with a lunch and recess period in between. After the regular camp day ends, campers enjoy a supervised free period to unwind before dinner. After a nutritious dinner, they return to their boarding house for exciting nightly activities.

Location: East Hampton
Schedule: Full Day

 

Dates

Session 1: July 9–July 21
Session 2: July 23–August 4

Fees

4 weeks: $8,995
2 weeks: $4,600

Insurance (per 2 weeks): $175
Insurance (per 4 weeks): $300
Airport Service (one way): $300
Airport Service (roundtrip): $575

Schedule

7:30am     Pick Up at Boarding Houses
8:00am    Breakfast
8:45am    Camp Begins
9:15am     Majors
12:00pm   Lunch/Recess
1:30pm     Minors (ESOL for English Immersion)
3:00pm    Open Gym
3:30pm    Club Time (Internet cafe, open studio, open gym)
5:00pm    Dinner
6:00pm    Pick Up at Ross
7:00pm    Night Activities (pool party, movie night, beach bonfire)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How are Summer Camp @Ross sleepaway sessions different from other sleepaway camps?
Summer Camp @Ross sleepaway sessions allow campers to experience all the fun of our traditional day camp with luxurious Hamptons-style living. At Summer Camp @Ross, campers choose weekly morning and afternoon activities that are educational, enriching, and full of fun. Our program instills compassion and curiosity, giving campers the chance to discover who they are and who they want to become.

Who supervises sleepaway session campers?
Throughout their day, campers are always surrounded by select highly professional camp staff, including house parents, coordinators, camp instructors, and camp counselors.

What is your ratio of campers to supervising staff?
Summer Camp @Ross maintains a ratio of at least one staff member to four campers at all times.

What kind of meals are provided to sleepaway session campers?
Most meals will be served to campers in the Ross Café. Built on guiding principles that food should be regional, organic, seasonal, and sustainable, the Café’s daily menu nourishes campers’ minds and bodies. Weekday breakfasts offer a buffet of grains, breads, cereals, fruit, yogurt, and specialty dishes. Weekday lunches and dinners (Monday–Thursday) include a robust salad bar, multiple vegetable side dishes, entrees, and dessert.

On Friday evenings, campers enjoy family-style meals prepared by house parents. On Saturdays and Sundays, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are provided by house parents in the boarding house or during excursions. Healthy snacks and drinks are always on hand if campers are hungry between meals.

What activities are available during free time?
From Monday to Thursday, campers enjoy free time from 3:30–5:00pm. During that time, campers may choose to participate in wellness activities, create beautiful artwork, listen to music, or relax and unwind with their favorite book or electronic device. Campers are encouraged to take this time for themselves.

Can my children bring their favorite electronic devices to camp?
Campers are welcome to bring their electronic devices with them, although they are not permitted to use these devices during the camp day as we believe it interferes with the flow of camp and causes a distraction to others. Sleepaway campers may use their devices during free time and while at their boarding house.

Who will reside in the boarding houses?
Ross boarding houses are co-ed, with boys and girls living in family-style housing, with separate sections of the house (bedrooms and bathrooms) designated as gender-specific. Campers will be supervised at all times while in the boarding house.

Does my child have the option to return home on the weekend?
Parents or guardians have the freedom to determine their child’s weekend schedule. Campers may choose to return home or spend the weekend enjoying the Hamptons and beyond with their fellow campers and house parents.

 

Friday Nights

Friday nights include a family-style dinner at home with fellow campers and houseparents followed by a special event for campers to unwind and prepare for the weekend.

Saturday/Sunday Programming

Every weekend campers experience one local day and one excursion day. Local days will include relaxation, trips to the beach, and exploration of local villages. Excursion days take campers out beyond the Hamptons to see what else New York has to offer. Past excursions include rock climbing, food tours, museum trips, Broadway shows, sporting events, and iconic landmark tours.