Deer Mountain Day Camp
Deer Mountain Day Camp




Reviews (6)

  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Pomona, NY How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 11 Review: He really enjoyed it! Well organised, fun activities and nice kids and Counsellors. Lots of swimming and lake time. The bus ride was a lot though, as it made stops in Carroll Gardens and parts of Lower Manhattan. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? A bus that goes direct to/from Park Slope would make a big difference. Swimming was fun for my kid but sounds like actual instruction was limited.
  • Shout out for Deer Mountain Summer Day Camp

    I have not heard this camp being mentioned all that often before, but my family did a tour there this weekend and were super impressed. The range of activities and facilities is great - and they have a real focus on swimming (instruction plus free play each day). It's about 20 mins north of the GW Bridge, and there are buses from Brooklyn, including from Park Slope. All food is provided (I can't be the only one who hates packing a lunch haha). Hope this helps other families looking at their summer options. There is a 4 week minimum.
  • Summer camps with swim?

    Deer Mountain Day Camp! They swim twice a day - instructional period and then recreational. My 2 boys started out with a fear of water and now they swim like fish!
  • Summer Camp for 6th grade girl

    My kids have been going to Deer Mountain Day Camp ( for the past 5 years and love it! They have several buses in different neighborhoods in Brooklyn, including Park Slope of course. It’s located on a beautiful property in Rockland County, and swim 2x/day, and offer a great variety of activities.
  • Review from the 2020 Summer Camp Survey

    Age of child: 9 Comment: Our son loved everything. He tried and enjoyed lots of new (to him) activities such as archery, lacrosse, and football. Sometimes he is lazy about swim lessons, but the instructors' encouragement got him pretty enthusiastic about striving to level up. Due to covid, they didn't have the full spectrum of offerings or choice (b/c each group had to mostly do everything together) but he understood that. We appreciated that the division head checked in with us before, during, and after camp, and we received handwritten thank you notes for our end-of-camp tips. Anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it you'd like to add? As far as we could tell, they did the maximum possible to make camp as safe as possible. Handwashing stations at every activity location and after every activity; small groups kept apart; everything outside; frequent cleaning; all adults wore masks at all times. Very professional. Communication was great, too.
  • Summer Camp Survey 2016

    Age of child: 4 and 6 Review: It was an amazing experience for both my boys ages 4 and 6. They did door to door pickup/dropoff, and the camp facility is wonderful - outdoors in the mountains, spring-fed lake and so many activities with expert instruction. They swim twice a day, and the counselor to camper ratio is excellent - I feel that they really got to know my children, and they learned sports and crafts that are not exposed to at local camps in Brooklyn. We can't wait for next summer. What would you change about the program, if anything? I wish it was longer - it ends Aug 20, which I know is typical of all camps.