Host an event at Shibley

BOOK AN OUTDOOR EVENT AT SHIBLEY

Camp is available for small OUTDOOR parties of up to 50 guests over the next few weeks.

We are also booking facility rentals now for Spring & Summer parties/events.

Let us help plan an awesome celebration of any kind for your family and friends.

QUESTIONS? – EMAIL HEATH@SHIBLEYDAYCAMP.COM OR CALL US AT (516) 621-8777

Fall Family Fun Day 2

THIS SATURDAY

CLIMB THE ADVENTURE PARK, CREATE FUN CRAFTS & MORE!

Saturday, Oct. 17 (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!!!)

  • 9:30am-10:45am or
  • 11:15am-12:30pm (SPACE FOR 3 FAMILIES LEFT)

Families (adults and children) will:

  • Climb through the adventure park (250 lb weight limit)
  • Complete a craft together
  • Play socially distant games

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW – EMAIL HEATH@SHIBLEYDAYCAMP.COM OR CALL US AT (516) 621-8777

  • Which session do you prefer? (9:30am or 11:15am)
  • How many adults will attend? Please list their names
  • How many children will attend? Please list their names and ages

***Safety Protocol:

  • Attendance will be strictly limited each session
  • Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks will be performed upon arrival by Shibley staff
  • All activities will take place outdoors
  • All participants will wear face coverings
  • Families will have their own space for crafts and rotate through the Adventure Park and games together
  • Sanitizing stations will be placed throughout camp
  • Adventure Park equipment will be sanitized between uses

More Fall Family Fun at Shibley Day Camp

If your family is comfortable, please join us for one of these socially distant and super fun events!

***Safety protocol can be found at the bottom of this page.

Saturday, October 10: NYC Manhattan Meetup

  • St. Vartan Park – 1st & 35th – 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Prepackaged, sanitized friendship bracelets to go or stay – it’s up to you!
  • Come say hi (in a mask of course), we miss our friends in Manhattan!
  • No RSVP necessary but we’d love to know if you are planning to come –EMAIL HEATH@SHIBLEYDAYCAMP.COM 

Saturday, October 17: Fall Family Fun Day 2 @Shibley

  • Sessions at 9:30am and 11:15am
  • Climb through the adventure park as a family
  • Complete a craft together
  • Play socially distanced games
  • Face coverings required by all attendees
  • ***See below for additional safety protocol

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW – EMAIL HEATH@SHIBLEYDAYCAMP.COM  OR CALL US AT (516) 621-8777

  • Which session do you prefer? (9:30am or 11:15am)
  • How many adults will attend? Please list their names
  • How many children will attend? Please list their names and ages

Saturday, October 31: The Halloween Hunt @Shibley

  • Attendance will be strictly limited. RSVP REQUIRED – SEE BELOW!
  • Contactless Scavenger Hunt & Socially Distant Live Entertainment
  • Fun for all ages
  • Prepackaged goody bags to go
  • Face coverings required by all attendees
  • ***See below for additional safety protocol
  • 1 Hour Sessions – REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR 2021 ENROLLED FAMILIES ONLY
  • CLICK TO RSVP AND SELECT YOUR TIME FOR THE HALLOWEEN HUNT

***Safety Protocol:

  • Attendance will be strictly limited for Fall Fun Day & The Halloween Hunt
  • Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks will be performed upon arrival by Shibley staff
  • All activities will take place outdoors
  • Sanitizing stations will be placed throughout camp
  • All participants will wear face coverings
  • Families will have their own space for crafts and rotate through the Adventure Park and games together at Fall Family Fun Day 2
  • Adventure Park equipment will be sanitized between uses
  • The Halloween Hunt will be completed by each family or party that arrives together in their own pod
  • Socially distant entertainment will take place outdoors at the theater after each family or party completes the Halloween Hunt
  • All giveaways are individually prepackaged and sanitized for families to take on their way out.

Saturday Soccer & Fall Family Fun at Shibley

We are excited to announce a partnership with Albertson Soccer Club who will begin hosting soccer classes at Shibley Day Camp this fall.
Training, Intramural and Travel programs available now for all ages. Programs for children with special needs also available.
Classes begin at SHIBLEY DAY CAMP on Saturday, September 26 and end on Saturday, November 14

REGISTER HERE TODAY!


LIMITED SPACE FOR 9:30AM FAMILY FUN DAY SESSION – 9/26
RSVP TO HEATH@SHIBLEYDAYCAMP.COM OR (516) 621-8777

Reflections of a Unique Summer from a Transplanted Camp Professional

We were so lucky to have Matt (Jacko) & Ashleigh with us this summer. Here are some thoughts from Matt. He can be reached at matt@campwalt.com.

For my wife Ashleigh and I, like many of you, we headed into the summer with a lot of uncertainty. The sleepaway camp that we spend our summers at didn’t open and we began to talk about how different our summer would be if we could not be a part of a camp community.  Lucky for us, an opportunity to help out at Shibley Lite presented itself. We both had relationships with Heath, Randi, Danny and Bob previously, so much like a parent deciding on Shibley for their child, we trusted that this was the kind of community we were looking for. That being said, we entered the summer at a brand new camp not knowing exactly what to expect.

What we learned quickly is that we were surrounded by a group of caring and dedicated staff that had a deep and passionate spirit for all things Shibley. We knew the leadership team lived and breathed camp but when we saw those same strong vibes during the two days of staff orientation, it got us super excited for the summer to come. The “Shibley, Shibley” spirit is special and even in a camp profession where there is no shortage of love for camp, it stood out to us as a unique community. We also left orientation knowing that the priority would be safety in an unprecedented and unpredictable summer. As camp leaders, safety is always number one but it had never been a more challenging proposition than this summer and under Heath and Randi’s leadership, we as a staff felt ready!

I spent my summer as a Group Leader while my wife, Ashleigh was the COVID Testing Coordinator and also supervised the Health Center. Two very different positions to be sure!  For me, it had been a few summers since I had worked directly with kids. It was so fulfilling!  We loved seeing the campers and staff benefit from the gifts that camp gives all of us at a time when it was so needed. Below is an excerpt from my final newsletter to the parents of the 6th and 7th grade boys I spent most of the summer with.

On a personal note, after spending every summer since I was 9 at sleepaway camp I entered this summer in unchartered territory after my camp ended up postponing. I consider myself really lucky to have found Shibley and for having the opportunity to have a summer experience with your boys. I love the community that camp creates and fosters and I was not looking forward to a summer without that. Evan, Aaron and I thank you for trusting us to keep your boys safe during these unprecedented times. Wishing you all a safe fall with the hope that getting back to a somewhat normal way of life is somewhere on the horizon.

All the best,

Jacko

Ashleigh and I, like many of you, are now proud members of the Shibley family. Quite often the past few weeks we have found ourselves reminiscing about both the funny and touching memories we had this summer. It is comforting that even though we are spending a lot of time together alone in our home, the friendships we made at Shibley are very much with us.

Fall Family Fun at Shibley Day Camp

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
(reservation required)

Two Sessions: 9:30am-10:45am or 11:15am-12:30pm

Families (adults and children) will:

  • Climb through the adventure park
  • Complete a craft together
  • Play socially distanced games

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW – EMAIL HEATH@SHIBLEYDAYCAMP.COM  OR CALL US AT (516) 621-8777

  • Which session do you prefer? (9:30am or 11:15am)
  • How many adults will attend? Please list their names
  • How many children will attend? Please list their names and ages

***Safety Protocol:

  • Attendance will be strictly limited each session
  • Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks will be performed upon arrival by Shibley staff
  • All activities will take place outdoors
  • All participants will wear face coverings
  • Families will have their own space for crafts and rotate through the Adventure Park and games together
  • Sanitizing stations will be placed throughout camp
  • Adventure Park equipment will be sanitized between uses