Dear Buckley Day Camp Families,

I am beyond excited to be writing to you with good news. After the first hiatus in its over thirty-year history Buckley Day Camp will be reopening this summer. I am even more thrilled to be writing to you for the first time as the camp director of Buckley Day Camp. My first summer at Buckley was twenty-seven years ago as an eight-year-old boy. Since that first day, I have known that Buckley was a truly special place. As I begin my new role at Buckley, the memories and growth that I experienced here are foremost in my mind. I am dedicated to creating amazing experiences, moments, and memories for your children.

Since the day that I walked onto the Buckley campus for the first time, I have known that Buckley is a truly special place. Buckley instantly, became my home away from home and the site of some of my fondest memories. Buckley was the place that I grew from a shy quiet boy afraid to talk to my peers, into the person I am today. Buckley gave me a safe place to explore new activities, make new friends and discover new parts of my personality. To say that my summers at Buckley were a transformative experience would be an understatement. As I begin my new role at Buckley, the memories and growth that I experienced here are foremost in my mind. I am dedicated to creating amazing experiences, moments, and memories for your children.

As we prepare to re-open Buckley Day Camp, I am sure that many of you have questions. Having successfully and without interruption re-opened Buckley Country Day School for in person instruction this September, we are confident that we can offer you and your children a program that is fun, engaging, memorable and most importantly safe. To see more about our operating plan please visit our 2021 Safety protocols page. As we get closer to the summer, we will send out further specifics regarding our operating plan. While circumstances may change before the start of the summer, please know that all our decisions are made with the safety of your children foremost in mind.

If you have any questions at all, would like to discuss any specific concerns or just want to chat, please feel free to call the camp office at 516.365.7760 or email me at [email protected].

I look forward to seeing you and your children again in the summer of 2021. I truly consider myself privileged that I get to spend the summer with them.

With gratitude,
David James
Camp Director
Buckley Day Camp

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