We’re so glad that you are considering sending your campers to Holmes Camp and Retreat Center this summer! It is our hope that this page will help you and your camper(s) prepare for summer camp.
Registering for summer camp
You can access your online account and make payments here. If you have have ever registered a camper for summer at Holmes, you already have an account; if you have forgotten your login information, please contact us at the Camp Office at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you access your account. This login is separate from a login you may have created to apply for summer staff or to create a donor account.
Camper Health Forms
Holmes partners with CampDoc.com to consolidate and integrate camper health information in a centralized and secure location. After you register for camp, you will receive a welcome email from CampDoc.com with information on how to complete your camper’s health information. While much of it may be completed online, there are also forms that must be completed by your camper’s physician. Immunization records are required (including day, month, and year completed), as is a completed physical from within 12 months of camp attendance. Completed physician forms can be scanned and uploaded to CampDoc.com, mailed or faxed to the Camp Office. Forms should be received at the Camp at least two weeks before your camper’s session begins. Our Health Center Director will review all forms and be in contact if necessary.
What to pack for camp
You can find the Overnight Camp Packing List here here. Packing with your camper is a great way to help them prepare for their time at Holmes!
Please note special items needed for themed camps.
Campers should have plenty of comfortable clothing appropriate for playing outside during the summer. Rain gear is essential! All campers should wear secure fitting, closed toe shoes while at Holmes. Sandals or flip flops are fine at the waterfront or in the shower, but we do a lot of walking at Holmes and proper shoes are important!
Please leave phones, candy, snacks, electronics, water guns, pocket knives and expensive or sentimental items at home.
Camper Check-In and Check-Out
Check-In is at 3:00 pm on the first day of the session. Check-In takes place at Robinson, and there will be signs and staff directing you there. You will sign in your camper, complete any forms or payments, meet with our Health Center Director and turn in any medications, create a canteen account for your camper, and meet your camper’s counselors.
Check-Out is Saturday at 10:00 am, with the exception of Go Green Camp (Sunday-Friday). Check-Out also takes place at Robinson. Please be sure to pick up any medications and go through the lost and found!
If you are arriving by train, please call at least 48 hours before Check-In so we can arrange pick-up service from the train station. Train service to Holmes is out of Grand Central Station through the Harlem Line of the Metro North to the Southeast Station (last stop). No camper should be sent un-escorted to camp, and we will not send any camper home un-escorted. Parents should expect to come to Holmes with their camper to Check-In and Check-Out. There is a $20 charge for round trip van service from Southeast Station; taxi service is also available from the Southeast Station.
Families are encouraged to send letters and packages to their campers! We pass out mail every afternoon. Please do not send any food or candy, which will be collected and held by staff for the rest of the session. Mail should be addressed as:
Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center
Camper Name, Camp Program and Dates
60 Denton Lake Rd
Holmes, NY 12531
Families may also email their campers by emailing messages to email@example.com. Please include your camper’s name and camp program in the subject line.
Campers are encourage to write letters home, but do not have access to email or phones. If situation with your camper arises that warrants parental involvement, be it severe homesickness, a behavior issue or a healthcare concern, we will contact you as soon as possible.