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Camp Cayuga
summer camp
Honesdale, PA
Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Co-Ed
Focus:  Traditional
Website:  campcayuga.com external link
Winter Phone:  908-470-1224
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 45 reviews.

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 8/24/13   5     5     5     5     5   I love camp cayuga! its the best camp ever! the counsellors are like your friends, but they still enforce the rules and when they get mad at you they dont attack you its great! i miss my camp friends so much they are the best and im so sad i live so far away from all of them they're more like sisters to me and brian buynak tries really hard to know everyones names and he talks to a lot of kids everyday so it must be really hard i extended this year and im so happy i was so sad when i got home because cayuga you were constantly doing stuff and then once i got home i was bored and there was nothing to do so yeah I LOVE CAMP CAYUGA BEST CAMP EVERR!!! IT WAS MY FIFTH YEAR THIS YEAR AND I LOVE IT!! RID: 45834
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 7/18/13   5     5     5     5     5   This is my son's first sleep away summer camp experience...and he is LOVING it! We originally signed him up for a two week session and he begged to extend his stay. I spoke with him briefly a few minutes ago and he is already expressing sadness about leaving camp next week. He says every activity is his favorite..from horseback riding, tennis, circus, archery and of course the amazing lake activities. His counselors are great too! The director for the Junior campus, Junior Jan, has been amazing! She has communicated with us through email and phone regarding a couple of "issues" that were quickly and easily addressed. My son was socially immature and was easily picked on by schoolmates. I truly felt that sending him to sleep away would either be the best decision or the worst decision. I am happy to say it was the best! He is more confident and happy. Looking forward to next summer! RID: 45233
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 8/29/11   5     4     5     5     5   Cayuga.Is.GREAT! The Staff are definetly friendly n cool, the activities r incredible! (Especially trapeze) n you make so many friends that you will never 4get. The only thing that isn't THE best wud be the cabins, this year there was a hole in the floor, and u cud c the grass and sometimes there r holes in the walls, but that stuff can always get fixed! THe people @ Cayuga r just Amazing. Brian Buynak (the owner) is so caring and so nice! and I couldn't think of a better pllace to spend 5 years at! Lol, yepp, and I'm definetly going 2 b a counselor! The only thing I wish for Cayuga 2 get are Jet Ski's, Full Length Mirrors, and a Counselor in Training Program. So that way, kids who r 16,17,and 18 who have been at the camp for as long as I have, and who dont want 2 leave can work there! They have it at Lohikan!(But Lohikan is not even as CLOSE to as much fun as Cayuga is!)Cayuga is a place like no other. A place where you can just b ur self and not have 2 worry. I will always <3 it! RID: 36853
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 7/9/11   4     5     5     5     5   My son loved this camp. "Although some of the counselors are a little strict, this camp is the best. There are fun activites like trapeze and zipline. Everyone was very friendly and I made lots of friends. I really want to go back next year!!" RID: 36324
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Click to report rating    1/15/11   5     5     5     5     5   Friendly place. Kids are from all over - Florida, California, and Europe. Cabin staff are responsible and the department leaders are professionals and aim to please. They offer a lot of activities too and they are all included in the camp tuition. My daughter rides their horses everyday at camp and has attended for 3 summers. Her first summer she was originally enrolled for 2 weeks and extended to 4 weeks. We highly recommend this camp. RID: 34844
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 9/17/10   5     5     5     5     5   I just finished my 4th year at Cayuga, and it has by far been the best 4 summers of my life. I've been to 3 different camps throughout my life and this was the absolute best. It was just an amazing experience and I made so many friends that I will always remember. It's so much fun and I suggest it to anyone looking for a fun summer experience. RID: 34119
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 7/29/10   3     2     1     1     1   I went to cayuga this summer and now i dont think i will ever be able to go back to a sleepover camp again!. Most of the other bad comments say what i want to ssay but here is what really got me mad my Councillor Ally talked with other staff members about what guys "had game" right in front of me! Your parents pay 112 dollars so yo can get snack everyday and they tell you that if you need stamps to send letters home you can go to the camp bank and take out 50 cents for a stamp. nope! you cant they wont let you use canteen money, the only way i could get a stamp was because i had 40 dollars put in so if mom or dad didnt give you extra cash cause they thought it was taken care of your drinking water for atleast two weeks so dont go there its a waste of money RID: 33554
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 2/1/10   5     5     5     5     5   This was the best camp ever!!! The five summers i went here were the best summers of my life and i can't wait to go back and visit! This is where my love of horseback riding started and continues today. I am currently an active rider at home participating in shows and camp cayuga is the place for me to thank where i got started!! Also i have made friends for life here. IT IS AMAZING AND I THINK IF YOU GO YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!! Every year i went i didn't want to go home i wanted to stay there forever and was hysterical when i had to leave! I LOVE THIS PLACE! RID: 32012
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 1/6/10   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is amazing I have been to other camps and none even come close to comparing to this I am a 4 year campper and I'm still going there currently. The Staff is amazing and well trained to deal with any situations. You get personal attention from your conselour, other conselours, senior staff and activity instructors. The facalties are amazing and being imporved every year during non-summer months so no activities are shut down (nothing is dangerous it's just re-painting etc.) The acticities are amazing from trapeze to extreme sport jumping to theatre to arts and crats. The trips are from minor league baseball games to miagra falls to hershey and dorney parks. The monetary value is great based on trips, facalties, activities, staff, etc. You can also gets discounts for sibilings and other things. Cayuga keeps in touch with kids with newsletters for kids every 2-3 months that are funny and exciting. I would definitly recommened it to anyone (I didnt know any1 when I went) RID: 31841
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 12/22/09   5     4     5     5     5   i love this camp!!!! i cant wait to go back next year!! its gonna b my 6th! cant waitt!!!! i think every1 should go here! all it needs is a less strict pda rule!!!! man i wanna hookup with someone but of course not RID: 31766
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 8/26/09   4     4     5     5     5   My daughter attended this past summer - her first experience with sleep away camp. She tried lots of new things and had a blast. Her cabin was pretty nice, she liked her councilors, she made lots of friends and would love to go back next year. RID: 30840
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 4/24/09   5     5     5     5     5   i have sent my two children to this camp for the past three years. This has been one of the best things I could do for my children. I have seen such a wonderful change in them They have shown maturity, independence and a real ability to stand on their own two feet. They have made friends from all over and can't stop talking about Cayuga. i recommend this camp to anyone. it is a wonderful place for your child. RID: 29569
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Click to report rating    12/12/08   4     4     4     5     5   ok. i had the time of my life at cap cayuga. i made so many new friends. but just one thing, there was a division directer nmed jon.. it seemed like he woke up on the wrong side of the bed...every day. but he owner of the camp was verry helpful with any and all problems i had. see i could never get baseball tickets (yes they have base ball =]) and i wanted our cabin to leave earliey for activities one morning and he hooked us right up!also there is gaga... i hope all the parents know that basicly if your sending a senior to mainside thats what your paying for. i know thats what i did and i regret it a little. but it WASNT A WASTE OF MONEY. i will never forget camp cayuga my whole life!! the evning activities can get a little dull but friends make it fun=]. there are several other cams in the area.cayuga is the best. then comes lohkan. so all in all this was the best experiance of my life! i hope someone reads this and attends this camp, its worth it. HAVE FUN! ~alex m. =] RID: 27984
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Click to report rating    9/16/08   5     5     5     5     5   2 words BEST CAMP EVER!! WHAT ELSE CAN YOU SAY I CANT BELIEVE THE GREAT IMPACT IT MADE ON MY CHILD ATENDING CAMP CAYUGA RID: 26571
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Click to report rating    8/11/08   5     5     5     5     5   This is my daughter's 7th year and my son's 4th. I love that they have spent their childhood summers at Cayuga. It feels like I am sending them to a huge and loving family every summer. We chat with the owners and directors, and are continually amazed at how well they know the details of our childrens' camp experience. I find they are very attentive when I call with any concern I have. Most importantly, the choice program allows my children to focus on activities that they love - this year it is hiking, art, and boating - while being a safe, supportive environment to encourage them to try new things. RID: 25583
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Click to report rating    8/11/08   5     5     5     5     5   this is a great camp. a kind of old-fashioned good, clean fun kind of place. my kids have gone for years and have really thrived there. RID: 25582
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Click to report rating    8/5/08   5     5     5     5     5   i love camp cayuga! all of the staff is really nice and helpful. the food is great. i have made alot of new friends from the usa and outside. even all the campers are really nice. this was the bestmmer of my life!! RID: 25450
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Click to report rating    7/5/08   4     4     4     4     4   Camp Cayuga is super fun. People always make great friends and lasting memories. Everyone is so welcoming. This camp doesn't split into popular and unpopular. Everyone knows everyone, which is one of the greatest feelings anyone can have. As mentioned in some of the reviews before, Camp Cayuga is not a camp for really learning anything new. The activities such as tennis, lake swimming, rock climbing, ect. all really should be under the title "Hang out and Do nothing". The kids just go to the camp to socialize and there definately is a lot of pda, especially on teen side (not so much on main side). But, overall, the camp is a ton of fun. Out in the quad, people play water balloon fights, pillow fights at night, this roof game, and a ton more! So in other words, the kids make the activities, not so much the director. RID: 24585
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Click to report rating    7/1/08   5     5     5     5     4   I am a parent whose child is attending Cayuga for the 2nd summer. My daughter enjoyed herself so much and stayed for 27 days. I had previously sent my daughter to another camp and she was supposed to stay for a week and a half, she came home after a week, worst time of her life. So I have to give Cayuga props, they are doing a great job and my daughter will be attending every summer until she can no longer attend because of her age. If you want an awesome camp experience for your child, you should definitely give Cayuga a try, I read some of the other comments about who's hooking up with who, unfortunaley you will have teenagers who are looking to hook up, it's part of being a teen. When I went on the camp tour and they were explaining all the activities that the kids did, I was amazed and I asked when do they shower, I was told when they find the time, like before dinner or during their few minutes of rest. They are kept busy morning till night, wonderful camp. Can't praise it enough RID: 24506
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Click to report rating    3/22/08   5     5     5     5     5   Iam going to this camp this summer. We went to tour 3 camps. the camps were cayuga lohikan and lake greely. out of all the camps i thought this one was the nicest. we didn't go there on one of those phony scheduled visiting days were they tell the kids to be on their best behavior. it was so nice. the guy who took us on a tour was so friendly and everybody says high to everybody. the camp facilities looked great. everything was picture perfect. what i especially liked was the lake. it was beautiful and it was the perfect size. and there was also a very nice strip of sand at the lake. at the lak there was tons of boats and a water trampoline ans swimming. another good thing about this cayuga is if you are going into 5th grade or older you get to design your own day and do whatever you want the whole day. but do not get me wrong it is very organized. they even take attendance at the activity before they let you do anything. also the cabins were very new and bathrooms were nice.cayugaaaaa RID: 21550
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Click to report rating    3/17/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is the best. I loved every year. The counselors and my friends made the summer great. I recommend this camp to anyone. You just have to go here. RID: 21392
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Click to report rating    1/22/08   3     3     4     3     3   As a staff member with children at the camp I see it differently than the campers or counselors who are rating this camp. This is a very nice camp - great facilities (bunks are pretty crowded though), activities are numerous-the kids love it and think it is the best camp. The campers are permitted to choose their activities on a daily basis, but do the parents realize that they are paying $$$ for their child to go to "gaga" 3 x per day so they can "hang out" I found this to be very prevalant. Also, the "no public display of affection - PDA" NOT! On paper this is a great camp but when you really see what is happening you may think twice. They lost a great Director and replaced him with one that really didn't want to be there. The counselors were more interested in where they were going and who they were hooking up with on their day off than taking care of our kids. Brian and Trish need to get back to the basics of camping instead of just seeing the $$. Need KEY people in Key positions RID: 19272
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Click to report rating    1/19/08   4     2     5     5     3   I went there 3 years ago, and still remember having lots of fun, and making alot of friends. I never got to go back though,because of the price....... But, they deffinetly had some problems, the counselors were mostly mean. RID: 19139
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Click to report rating    12/20/07   5     5     5     4     5   CAMP CAYUGA IS AMAZING!!!i love it so much. I find anybody looking for a great summer has to look a CAYUGA! the staff is so nice. The food is great too. Since my parents know the owners really well it was a joy going there!!! RID: 18174
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Click to report rating    11/8/07   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Cayuga is the best place on Earth! I love it there!! Summer 2008 will be my 3rd summer at cayuga. It really is my home away from home. I made friends and memories that will last a lifetime. The staff is great!! I loves my councelors. C-A-Y-U-G-A Cayuga yuga ALL THE WAY!!! RID: 16900
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 10/29/07   5     5     5     5     5   Well I have read all the messages here and I have to say, I have nothing bad to say about Cayuga This place is my second home and my second family. I love everything about it. This will be my 3rd year and not my last. If for some reason you don't like it don't give up on it, try it again. Things change from year to year. RID: 16601
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Click to report rating    10/23/07   4     3     1     2     1   Although some people love it my daughter hated it. on the website they make it seem as though children can particapate in whatever activities they want but they cant. at all. also they make it very hard for your child to go home early. my daughter was there for two weeks and after the 2nd day she wanted and needed to go home but the counslers didnt contact me untill after one week! and toke away her cellphone. the camp is not worht 2000 dollars at all. dont go. dont go. RID: 16422
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Click to report rating    9/25/07   5     5     5     5     5   I have worked at Cayuga for 2 summers, and can't wait for number 3. There are alot of activities for the campers to choose from. As with any camp Cayuga isn't perfect but what camp is? the owner is awesome, he's always around when needed, and if the kids ask him if they can swim in his pool, he always says yes.The camp looks great, the buildings are in great shape. It's a wonderful place to go as a camper and to work. I highly recomend it. RID: 15598
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Click to report rating    9/7/07   5     5     5     5     5   Cayuga is the best place in the world. It's my home away from home. I've only been there for two years, but Im coming back until I'm 15 then getting a job there as soon as i turn 19!!!!i was terrified coming in my first year, not knowing anyone, but i made friends on the first day and LOVED IT ever since!!!! cant wait till next summa!!!! (8/6 weeks, hopefully?) RID: 15019
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Click to report rating    6/25/07   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is the most amazing camp in the history of camps send ur kids here they will love it all the kids are nice and you will make so many new friends i made some of my bffls at cayuga i love cayuga more than life itself! yeah cayuga>33 RID: 12447
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Click to report rating    6/16/07   5     5     5     5     4   I love this Camp I went there for 6 years sadly the last two summers have been too hectic for me to go back it stinks! But if ur looking for a camp this is the place to go! check out the web site, www.campcayuga.com u'll be glad u did! I made soooo many great friends here! the activities are so much fun and they get a new one practically every year The staff is great and the camp owner is so nice his daughter is the same age as me and if u get into her cabin u can go to pool parties at her house she even lets ppl that arent in her cabin go sometimes! SOME OF THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE HAPPENED HERE! RID: 12108
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 6/6/07   1     1     1     1     1   I have had a bad experience at Camp Cayuga, the staff are unhelpful, the facilities aren't kept and are not refurbished. the price is not worth it. the Activities aren't freely chosen. This camp isn't for me! RID: 11626
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Click to report rating    1/30/07   5     4     5     5     5   the most amazing place in the history of life.i wish i could go back. i would give anything. AMAZING RID: 7381
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Click to report rating    11/10/06   5     5     5     5     5   senior staff is awesome.. counselors are cool as hell and the most of the campers are real good.. this place will forever be in my heart.. best time ever.. the friends i have made will last forever.. go there, u wont be disappointed! RID: 4795
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Click to report rating    11/9/06   5     5     5     5     5   '06 was my first year as a staff member. I wish I was a kid again so I could experience this camp as a kid. I had the best summer of my life and I am definatly going back in '07. Cayuga forever. I recomend this to everyone. RID: 4791
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     11/9/06   5     5     5     5     4   This camp is great. I worked there as a senior staff member and all I can say is that I wish I were a kid so that I could experience Cayuga. I will definately send my children to Cayuga when they are old enough. My only suggestion to parents is to wait until your children are at least 9 y.o. The camp allows children as young as five but it seemed to be far too young. The younger children were very confused and appeared to feel abandoned. Teen side can get a little bit rowdy so make sure to keep tabs on yuor children when they reach 12ish. RID: 4777
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Click to report rating    10/13/06   1     4     2     2     1   Senior Staff tries to control the counselors, counselors try to control the campers, and the do a damn good job. if i have a kid who keeps getting into trouble at home, i know where to send him. RID: 3969
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Click to report rating    8/29/06   5     5     5     5     5   OMG! this is the MOST amazing camp like ever! the BEST five summers of my life!! teeside is AMAZINGG! the counslers are the BEST and i love my campiesX3 HORSEBACK RIDING IS THE BEST!! CAYUGA IS THE BEST PLACE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!! 18431 always my home RID: 2589
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Click to report rating    8/27/06   5     5     5     5     5   ten years...and im going back as a counceler. those other people left only two days in and didnt even have time to experience anything - i feel bad for them b/c camp is where ive had the best time of my life! RID: 2463
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Click to report rating    7/29/06   2     2     2     2     2   i hated this camp evrything about it was horrible..never going back there again....im going back to the camp that will always be my summer home...wazi wazi waziyatah! that is the best camp ever!! RID: 1656
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Click to report rating    7/6/06   5     4     5     5     3   I have to say it is gonna be my third year and it is GREAT! I love it, You are always doing something, never being left alone. Everyone is SO nice! The consulors are awsome and they care about you! They even go shopping for you on their day off!! They are amazing. Cayuga forever !! RID: 1290
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 6/16/06   5     5     5     5     5   best camp ever... i loved it... u meat so many freind, the counslers are great and u are always doing something.either the evening program or the activity of ur choice. some of my favorite activitys were horse back riding, wind surfing,extreme bungge,anything at the lake, or just hanging out with ur freinds. its a great camp, i give it a 10. RID: 923
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Click to report rating    6/3/06   1     4     3     1     1   the director was never there- the Division head was mean and the couselors didn't fix the problems that happened. I left early RID: 630
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Click to report rating    5/21/06   1     1     1     1     1   all i have 2 say is that was the most worst camp ever! i have been to a lot of camps this is the worst!! most deff.!! RID: 369
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Click to report rating    4/9/06   5     4     5     4     4   this was so awesome. i stayed here for a couple of years and it was veryyy fun. they have great activities RID: 111
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