The best camp experience gives children greater self-esteem, self-confidence, and resilience. This is what we have been doing successfully for over 15 years. We're constantly working to make the summer holidays for children truly exiting so that the children could have more opportunities to get new experience and try out new forms of entertainment and recreation. That's why we offer additional services and features.
- Horseback Riding School
The child will learn not only riding but also caring for the horse and understanding the animal's behavior and character. Horses that are used in riding lessons are well trained for the sessions with novice riders. The classes offered by the Bridle Hill Farm riding school classes are suited for children 6 y/o and older. You can choose for your child to take a special initial basic course - 4 hourly lessons (total value of $220), or just take any number of lessons for $55 per hourly session. The basic course covers horseback riding training and also allows learning to care for a horse, animal behavior studies, rules of conduct and communication, and of course, safety principles. This is an optional additional service. It is not included in the camp's basic session cost. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion.
- Kayaking and Canoeing
Children experience an unforgettable journey canoeing and kayaking down the East Branch Delaware River. All trips are supervised by trained instructors. All children and adults traveling down the river are mandatory to wear life jackets. An experienced instructor(s) will be accompanying children in each boat. This is also an optional additional service price and is not included in our basic package. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. An exciting hour and a half journey on a beautiful Delaware River cost only $45 per child.
- Russian language lessons
It is quite common when already the second generation of the children of Russian descent residing abroad or in other ex-Soviet countries is replacing their native tongue. And the third generation, with rare exceptions, does not speak the language of the ancestors at all. Our studies often begin with the Russian alphabet since so many of the children could neither read nor write in Russian.
Year by year Camp Leader personnel focuses its time and efforts to teach children and campers the Russian language, literature, and art. We also staging plays and skits based on Russian fairy tales. Russian language, literature, and art lessons are taught by trained and licensed professionals. This additional service is not included in our basic package. Participation and lesson quantity (including writing and reading) are at the parents' discretion. The price for one-hour (60 minutes) Russian lesson is $20 (in small groups of 2-4 kids) or $28 per individual lesson.
- English language lessons
We also provide academic English classes taught by professional American teachers and native speakers. This option could be of essential importance for children coming to participate in the Camp Leader from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and other former USSR countries. English studies may be arranged in a quantity of two to eight lessons per week at parents' discretion. English studies are an additional service, not included in our basic package. Participation and lesson quantity (including writing and reading) are also at the parents' discretion. This may be by two lessons a day for 5 days a week or 2 -3 hours a week.
Participating children are tested to determine the level of language proficiency in the very first session. Students will be able to secure and further develop the knowledge gained during the English studies through direct communication with US peers, coming to Camp Leader from different US states.
The price for one-hour (60 minutes) English lesson is $20 (in small groups of 2-4 kids) or $28 per individual lesson.
- Spanish language lessons
The Spanish language is one of the most spoken in the world, second only to the Chinese and ahead of English by the number of speakers. It is officially recognized as the second language of international communication. The fact that in addition to Spain itself, Spanish is the official language in many countries, explains a great interest shown to the study of the Spanish language in the modern world. And the Camp Leader is not an exception! We offer our children a great opportunity to attend Spanish classes taught by an experienced teacher.
This additional service is not included in our basic package. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The price of the one-hour Spanish lesson is $20.
- Italian language lessons
Italian is the language of poetry, literature, art, and fashion. The Italian language is not in the top ten of the most common languages of the world, but so is his great ancestor - Latin. Besides Italy, the Italian language spoken in more than 30 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain, the Vatican, Germany, Egypt, Israel, Canada, Libya, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, the United Arab Emirates, Puerto Rico Paraguay, Romania, Saudi Arabia, San Marino, USA, Slovenia, Tunisia, Uruguay, France, the Philippines, Croatia, Switzerland, and even Eritrea. Italian is the official language of San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican. It is also quite common in Slovenia and Croatia, where Italian was recognized as the second official language. Knowledge of Italian is sure to come in handy in your child's future. After all, almost any professional terminology is borrowed from Latin!
Classes are conducted by an internationally certified teacher. This additional service is not included in our basic package. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The price of the one-hour Italian lesson is $20.
- Ukrainian language lessons
The Ukrainian language is also not among the most common world languages. However, it is very close to many languages of the East Slavic group. About 45 million people speak the Ukrainian language around the world. This language is common in more than 15 countries. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The price of the one-hour Ukrainian lesson is also $20.
- Laundry Service
Coming season parents still can take care of the soiled clothes/laundry on their own. However, as in previous years, Camp Leader also provides weekly Laundry Service. Starting this season Laundry Service will be held directly on-premises. We are no longer using outer Laundromats. This way, counselors and volunteers are collecting children's used linen and clothes during the week, and then the scheduled helpers' crew is doing the laundry/drying and returning the signed bags to the teams (otryads or rooms). This is an optional service. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The cost is $12 per week. This price is high enough to compensate the camp for the most (unfortunately, but not all) of the costs associated with the building of laundry facilities directly on-premises. We would gratefully appreciate additional target donation for these purposes by parents or organizations they serve.
- Private safe deposit box
Camp Leader is now offering safe deposit boxes with locked individual cells. The boxes are located in the office under 24/7 video surveillance. In order to keep it safe, the keys to the deposit cells are kept by the counselor on duty. The cells may be used by children to store expensive personal items, electronic devices, etc. Children are welcome to pick up their belongings from the cell and bring them back at any time. Camp Leader assumes full responsibility for the safe storage of children's belongings in deposit cells. This is also an optional additional service; participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The cost is $15 for weekly safe deposit rent.
- Round-trip commute to/from New York
Camp Leader provides transportation services for children traveling to the camp (and back) from Sea Side Park in Brooklyn (Bus stops at 311 Sea Breeze Ave in Brooklyn) and New Jersey (Fort Lee). Pick up point in New Jersey is located on CVS Pharmacy parking (Linwood Plaza Shopping Center), the exact address is 168 Fletcher Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. This is an additional service; participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The service fee for Brooklyn is $55 one way and $110 for the round-trip. The service fee for New Jersey is $51 one way and $102 for the round-trip.
We also offer the transfers from Monticello - the service fee is $25 one way and $50 for the round-trip.
- Individual Airport-Camp-Airport transfer service
Camp provides shuttle service from/to NY Airports on the day of the intended arrival/departure. This service is offered for children from other states and foreign countries (including 'unaccompanied minors') arriving at JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia airports. Transfer shuttle service includes:
- Child/Minor's airport reception and pick up;
- Transportation from NY airports to the camp;
- Transportation of the child/minor from the camp back to NY airport at the end of the camp session;
- Child/Minor's flight check-in assistance.
If your ticket includes Unaccompanied Minor Service (UM Service), our representative will fill and sign all the related arrival/departure documents for unaccompanied child/minor. This service costs $210. The one-way transfer fee is $105.
Please note: When three or more children arrive at the same time or by the same flight, then it will be considered as regular transportation to the camp. Also, the 10% discount would be applied for 2nd, 3rd, and every next passenger.