Skills for life…memories forever!

Buckley Day Camp, located in Nassau County, Long Island, believes that camp provides children the opportunity to learn life skills in a fun and nurturing environment. Whether it is on the soccer field, in the swimming pool or anywhere else around camp, we focus on teaching life skills such as teamwork, creativity, perseverance, respect and more. Buckley is the place where families should feel confident that we are looking to help each child grow throughout the summer.

Innovative programming

Programs that grow with our campers: Parent & Child Program (18-30 months) is a great first experience at camp!  It gives parents and children the ability to experience all that camp has to offer.  Junior Camp (entering Nursery-Kindergarten) is the perfect introductory program for our youngest campers. We believe that camp is the ideal place for children to become exposed to all areas of the camp, including sports, arts, swim and enrichment; Intermediate & Senior Camp (entering Grades 1-7) give campers the ability to tailor their program with workshops (specialized instruction from professionals in the community); Teen Program (entering Grades 8-9) which combines leadership development, camp activities and weekly trips around Long Island and New York City.  CIT program (entering Grades 10-11), gives teens the ability to gain valuable work experience, while participating in teen specific activities.

Expertise and experience in camping and youth development

Led by our Buckley team with over 100 years of experience in camping and education, we know that there is nothing that inspires children more than a transformative camp experience. Working with a dedicated, professional and well-trained staff, our goal is to help children find success in each area of camp.

Unmatched Customer Service

We put our families first!  Our leadership team and administrative staff are always available before, during and after camp to make sure that the needs of each family are met.  Throughout the summer, we provide regular communication from personal phone calls and emails that let you know how your child’s experience is at camp.

Fabulous Facilities – Rain or Shine

Our extensive outdoor & indoor facilities are the ideal setting for a quality day camp experience in all kinds of weather.