The Summer of 2019 is going to be the 15th season at Summer Camp “Leader". As the camp’s popularity grows among the kids and parents, many families recommend Camp Leader to their friends and relatives.
At present, Leader NY Camp LLC is the owner and operator of the Camp "Leader". Educational programs in the camp, implemented in commonwealth and with the support of non-profit organizations LID Foundation Inc. and Leader NY Foundation Corp.
Camp Leader was founded in 2004 by a group of enthusiastic educators with a mission to provide children with an opportunity to enjoy their summer vacation in the Upstate New York mountainside, exercise a healthy lifestyle; and also learn the Russian language. After the very first season, the camp received a great deal of positive feedback from both children&parents. Throughout the last five years the camp has grown by leaps and bounds, the number of families adhering to our educational approach and joining the "Leader" family has greatly increased
In the summer of 2008 Camp Leader established its permanent location on a beautiful Upstate NY area surrounded by scenic mountains, about 2 hours away from New York City. Camp Leader acquired a newly constructed modern swimming pool, comfortable sleeping quarters for 4 to 8 people, athletic fields as well as movie and stage theaters.
Every child here gets to choose an activity that he or she would enjoy. Camp Leader offers classes in martial arts, ping-pong table tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball and swimming. There are also a drama studio, modern dancing classes and special studies in painting and crafts. Kids are also up to face some "serious" outdoor challenges during Delaver river boating trips (supervised by experienced kayaks and canoes instructors). Children would learn on-hand how to set up a tent, start a fire in the wilderness, catch a fish using the "secret" skills. Camp Leader also offers horseback riding classes carried out by Bridle Hill Farm professionals (see "Summer fun! - Horseback Riding School").
"Russian language summer educational program” has been implemented by Camp Leader since the very beginning. Using modern computer and video technology children would learn about Russian language, literature and art in entertaining and fun manner. (see "Russian language - Educational Program").
In so many words, the true mission of Camp “Leader" mission is to make a summer vacation smart, engaging, enriching and adventurous. Children should not only have a great time off, but also find new friends and get a memories of a lifetime!