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Camp Kenwal
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Type:  Day
Gender:  Co-Ed
Focus:  Traditional
Website:  kenwaldaycamp.net external link
Winter Phone:  631-694-3399
Summer Phone:  631-694-3399
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 47 reviews.

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 7/21/14   5     1     1     1     1   RID: 47651
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 8/22/13   5     5     5     5     5   My son loves it! They have every activity you can imagine. They cater to a child's interests. My son recently discovered drama & was in both productions held at the Hilton. He had his 1st year of outside camp activities, bowling, seeing a show, the beach & let’s not forget Adventureland. Kenwal is ab't love. From the moment u step onto the grounds u can feel the love, not only from the wonderful family (Uncle Howie and the staff you are the best)but from the counselors. They adore the kids & the kids adore them. They r responsible men & woman who have respect for themselves & others. At a time when it’s difficult to find young men/woman w/values at Kenwal u see it everywhere! From the moment my son gets on the bus 2 when I pick him up at aftercare I don’t give a 2nd thought to his safety & wellbeing. Kenwal is family owned & it is obvious that Howie’s Dad/Mom did a wonderful job raising them. And Howie’s values, not only rubs off on his staff, but on his children (the campers) as well. RID: 45795
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 8/15/13   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Kenwal is truly amazing. This is my child's first year at Kenwal. We are a family of campers that attended a different camp for many many years over the course of 3 children. The decision to switch camps was one I met with great research. Oh how I wish I sent my others to kenwal. Switching camps was the BEST decision I have ever made. My child is having a blast! Being a "super senior", he is enjoying all kinds of travel days on wonderfully planned excursions, as well as a great experience with the staff, kids and owners while on campus. Howie is amazingly hands on and loves every kid as if they were his own. Everything is so organized, and orchestrated to perfection. My son is having a blast and looks forward to every day. Thank you Kenwal for being such an amazing camp! RID: 45690
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 8/13/13   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Kenwal is the very best of summer camps! The family that owns this camp have owned it for nearly 60 years and they have perfected the formula! They are consummate professionals and have enriched my child both physically and emotionally! I only wish that I could go here!!! I cannot rave enough about this place. RID: 45667
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 8/13/13   5     5     5     5     5   Best summer camp! The caring staff make everyday fun. The facilities are top notch as are the trips to theme parks, fishing, beach and so much more. My son had the best summer thanks to Kenwal and their commitment to every camper! RID: 45656
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 4/5/13   5     5     5     5     5   I cannot say enough good things about Kenwal. My kids have been going there for years and it just keeps getting better and better each year. Each camp is only as good as the people behind it. Howie is fantastic. What a wonderful person - always friendly and happy to see everyone and overall just such a nice person. The staff is great and the facility is well maintained. They must be doing something right. My kids are always so upset at the end of camp and literally start the countdown to the following camp year the day that camp ends. Kudos to a wonderfully run camp and to Howie for keeping it up to par. He goes above and beyond always. Excellent camp. Cannot say enough good things!!!! RID: 44191
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 3/22/13   5     5     5     5     5   My kids grew up at this camp! Their experiences were amazing. They looked forward to going back every day, every week and every summer. My niece attended the nursery & kindergarten program for the last two years and really had a great summer each yr. My sister raved about her daughters experience and will be returning again this summer. There's no place like Kenwal! RID: 44047
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 10/9/12   5     5     5     5     5   Super day camp. Everything was terrific, activities all day, friendly and caring staff, they made my kids feel very special.Glad we switched to Kenwal and the value was outstanding. RID: 42835
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 5/30/12   5     5     5     5     5   The Countdown has begun. My son is singing the Kenwal song everyday. He's really excited about the New Circus Arts Program they added this summer.(they are Always adding new exciting activities every year). My daughter is going there this summer as well. She's in Kindergarten and ready to join the Kenwal Family. She also gets to use their New Jr Zipline, for the younger campers. My husband and I are very excited we found Kenwal...Our whole neighborhood goes there. We all love it!!! See you soon Kenwal. 33 Days.:) RID: 41158
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 4/26/12   5     4     5     5     5   I can't say enough about how wonderful my daughter's first summer camp experience was, at Camp Kenwal. She went in as a "Super Senior" and has literally been talking all year about how excited she is to return. It's just a great way to spend the summer, or any portion of it. There's truly something to stimulate every mood and every type of camper - athletic, artsy or educational. My daughter especially loved the special outings and events, which covered all the bases ... adventure, culture, sports, and summer fun activities like beach trips, "late nights", etc. She also really liked the kids who attend the camp. I didn't hear a word about bullying or "drama", and she made a number of good friends. Most importantly, I have to shout out a huge Thank You to Howie and the directors and staff who are extremely capable, generous and dedicated to seeing that every kid there has a happy, stimulating and safe summer experience. THANK YOU !!! RID: 40863
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 4/18/12   5     5     5     5     5   My husband and I are very pleased with the choice we made to send our son to Kenwal Day Camp. There are many camps in the area, but Kenwal gave my son the xtra tlc he needed as a new camper, knowing noone. Every conversation my son has is about Kenwal. We love the staff and the flexibility they accommodate us with. Kenwal is the camp to be. Jill RID: 40795
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 10/12/10   5     5     5     5     5   I wish there was a higher number than five that I could rate this. Summer 2010 was my first year at Camp Kenwal. I was a CIT. By the end of the summer, I felt like every single person there was my best friend even only after a year. The kids are great, the counselors are the best and the directors. I still keep in touch with everyone. When I first went to see the camp I was unsure of coming to the camp, by the end of the first week I told my parents I wanted to come back next year. This weekend is our reunion and I cant wait! This camp is number one choice! I wish I had come to this camp when I was younger. PICK THIS CAMP. This camp is my life. Everything we did is so much fun, between being a counselor in training, the trips(that are awesome), the counselors, the bus rides to and from camp, and just everything there is great. At camp, I was always happy. This camp is worth every penny! Sign your kids up, I gurantee they will have the best summer of their life, I know I did. I luv camp RID: 34232
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 11/24/09   5     5     5     5     5   Kenwal makes our children's summer COMPLETE! Our boys started going to Kenwal 8 years ago. The owners and management staff treats you like family. They make sure their campers are on a first name basis with them. And, after a whole winter off, they still remember our kids' names! Our children love all the activities that Kenwal provides with from baseball and hockey to bungee and zip line. Our older son, who is not very athletic, now enjoys and is better at sports because of the encouraging and rewarding environment Kenwal offers him. He also likes the trips to the Mets games, Broadway shows and Adventureland Park to name a few. Our youngest child is now of age to attend Kenwal. There is a separate area for her age group and activities that are age appropriate. I feel confident that she is in a safe and nurturing environment. The owners are always enhancing the camp for the benefit of their campers. We love Kenwal! RID: 31617
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 11/13/09   5     5     5     5     5   Our boys LOVE Camp Kenwal! They are awesome people to deal with. They make you feel like your part of THEIR family. Our boys look forward to summer every year just to go to camp to see their friends! (They make lots of new ones too!) The Owners, Staff and Campers are so friendly and always make you feel very welcomed! WE LOVE KENWAL! RID: 31552
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 11/11/09   5     5     5     5     5   have 2 boys that have been going to Kenwal for few years -- they love it. The staff is great with the kids and its like one big family. The activities keep the kids engaged and the drama group is a favorite for my 7-year old. The presentations are amazing and the kids really put there hearts into it. It really is an outstanding camp. RID: 31543
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 11/10/09   5     5     5     5     5   The owners provide unbelievable attention to detail. From the transportation to the activities you can tell everything is well thought out. The staff is very well trained. We knew our son was in very good hands. We were the type of parents that didn't believe in pay to play programs. After our son's great experiences, we only regret we didn't send him in previous years to Kenwal. Great camp! RID: 31540
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 7/7/09   5     5     5     5     5   My family has been attending Kenwal for three summers now. My daughter goes on trips with the older ones and loves it. My son, who is going into kindergarten, just started this summer. I consider myself to be a fairly over protective parent, trusting no one with my kids. However I must say that in my time at Kenwal, they have won me over! I’m comforted knowing that I can call the office at anytime and they know who my children are. Besides the great family atmosphere, what sold me was their Open Visiting Policy. I love the fact that I can just pop down at anytime. I also appreciate the open communication I am able to have with my child’s group leader. My son has an allergy. His group leader went out of her way to make contact with me to discuss the specifics. Camp started last week and I have already spoken to her three times. Both of my children are extremely happy at Kenwal, and so am I. It’s definitely a great place!!! RID: 30343
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 7/5/09   5     5     5     5     5   i rated Kenwal top rate because Kenwal is a true reflection of family . The directors go out of their way to make the campers feel like family and make them a priority. The grounds have so much to offer and theres tons of camp spirit! Once youve been to Kenwal you know youve made the right choice .. RID: 30326
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 3/29/09   5     5     5     5     5   I cannot say enough great things about this camp. It is a family owned AND operated day camp and the owners Dena and Howie went out of their way to make my 2 children feel welcomed and safe. We recently moved to LI and after visiting all the other camps in the area I couldnt' imagine sending my "country mice" to any other camp. The staff are amazing, the grounds are immaculate and kid friendly, the activities offered are imaginative and fun, and most importantly, my kids jumped out of bed each morning excited to go back for another day of fun. They made lasting friendships and it made a difficult time for them (moving, divorce) into a fun time, which is what summers are meant to be for kids! Camp Kenwal truly strives to cater to the children and succeeds on all fronts. My children are counting down the days until camp starts again which truly speaks volumes about the overall experience they had last summer. Kudos to Dena & Howie and their entire staff. Simply fantastic! RID: 29392
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Click to report rating    9/10/08   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is amazing . firneds aticies great trips i love it. I had a amazing summmer ever. kenwallll day campppp go there RID: 26450
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Click to report rating    7/3/08   5     5     5     5     5   Kenwal is a terrific camp and my son was counting down the last 34 days until it started again this summer(2008). Well, it started and as always, my son is having a great time and loves his counselors and camp friends. We love the Kenwal Family! RID: 24559
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 4/30/08   5     5     5     5     5   This is the best camp in the entire universe. It leaves other camps in the dirt. Kenwal kicks ass!! not doubt about it RID: 22839
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Click to report rating    4/13/08   5     5     5     5     5   AMAZING! GOING to kenwal day camp for 12 years i love this place. ITS the best 100% ,5.0 ! i love all my friends and all the people who work there. i have so many memories. whoever doesnt like kenwal has problems. kenwal always happy and entertained. i LOok forward for each day and happy to be there. If you are reading this please send ur kid to year its a amazing camp and i love it so much.=) RID: 22245
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Click to report rating    2/25/08   5     5     5     5     5   this is the best camp in the whole world. the best people work there. the excellent trips. GO TO KENWAL DAY CAMP RID: 20677
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Click to report rating    2/24/08   5     5     5     5     5   i was simba in the lion king - the play was amazing. The staff is unbelievable, they are so nice. also, they have amazing facilities. This is a great camp and this year was my first - i recommend it. RID: 20643
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Click to report rating    8/7/07   5     5     5     5     5   this was the best camp ever. its my first year and i love it. they have great food in the lunch room. kenwal rocks. RID: 13733
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Click to report rating    7/29/07   5     5     5     5     5   This is my daughters first year at Kenwal and she is very happy there! She was scared of water and all her friends went in the water and now she even goes boating. As of friday she went down the water slide. My only complaint is of the food.Everyday she asks if her counslor sari sp.? can babysit. Thanks Kenwal RID: 13394
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Click to report rating    7/19/07   5     5     5     5     5   Kudos to Kenwal Day Camp. Thank you for picking up my children today and getting them to camp safely and also allowing them to have an enjoyable day. It was nice to be able to say to my neighbors who were all complaining because their camps closed for the day. I am a working parent and dont know what I would have done if there was "no camp" today. My kids got there safely, they had a GREAT day and got home safely. Thanks to the directors Dena Howie Larry Christin and ALL THE STAFF for carrying EACH child into the main bldg in knee deep water so they wouldnt get wet and remain wet all day! You guys at Kenwal are the best!!! Thank you for everything and your concern and energetic levels you ALWAYS have for the children (and the parents). We all love you in my neighborhood and will continue to spread the incredible and personal service you give to all. Always 110%. Thanks again Stacey from Syosset. speaking on behalf of all my friends). RID: 13106
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Click to report rating    6/24/07   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is the best camp on Long Island! The staff really pays attention to each kid according to what they need. The activities are updated every year so there is always something new and fun to do! My sons favorite was Inline Skating, which I also felt comfortable with because they have so many staff members making sure the kids have fun and are safe doing that. My daughter is also going to Kenwal this year and we can't wait to be in the Kenwal family for years to come. RID: 12407
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Click to report rating    6/2/07   5     5     5     5     5   My son is not the kind of kid who will win a camper of the year award. Preferring bugs and art to sports I was very concerned. Kenwal staff made him feel comfortable and he had a fantastic summer. He always had choices of great activities to do and ended the summer with a love of baseball. While he lost some underwear and socks, he never had a bad day and woke up every morning eager to go to camp. That's what it's all about. Other local camps may offer more (over the top in my opinion) but Kenwal has the personality of a camp that lets kids feel comfortable, is non-competitive, and when a parent calls up, the directors know your child. Kenwal is real. It's not about who has the biggest bankroll or fanciest clothes. It's a fantastic camp where kids come home dirty, tired and happy. I am thankful for the wonderful summer Kenwal has provided my son and we look forward to this year and many more. RID: 11387
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Click to report rating    5/29/07   5     5     5     5     5   I just joined the Kenwal staff last year as the Director of the drama shows- I didn't know what to expdct because I came from another camp that treated me horribly. But they were awesome- they worked around scheduling, were open to anything that may help the shows and make it more fun to the kids...and they are always doing new and exciting things for the kids- like getting the fire department to hose down the campers and staff :-) RID: 11267
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Click to report rating    3/27/07   5     5     5     5     5   My daughter had a wonderful time last year and is looking forward to 2007! Thanks again! BTW - their new web site is www.kenwaldaycamp.net The old site doesnt work. .Net has tons of pictures of the campers! RID: 9021
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Click to report rating    3/26/07   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is AMAZING!..I went there for 5 years, and i wanted to try something new,so i went to sleepaway camp for 2 years, it could not compare to this camp. For some reason, everyday gets more fun, im so not joking. I just came back last summer and now im going back again for my 7th year!It is safe, fun, and affordable. They have great facilities and counslers. Except for the pools, they could be somewhat cold/dirty, however THATS CAMP!! You just gotta deal with it..The owners are great, they work so hard to make everyone happy. The trips for Teens are great, they make camp fun. I will be starting CIT year this year and i KNOW it will be great.. All of the kids are also really cool,not stuckup, not snobby,not clicky, because i know alot of girls have trouble with that. Kenwal is a great environment and i would most definatly suggest this camp to ANYONE who wants to send their child to camp. RID: 8971
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Click to report rating    3/20/07   5     5     5     5     5   It's a shame that anyone can write whatever they want on these sites. Kenwal updates there programs every year, adds new activities every year, and the parents are well aware of what is going on there as kenwal has an open door visiting policy, you don't have to schedule an appt to see your child, just pop in unannounced!there are many many camps in the area, and only a few that have been around for 40 years or more. with all that competition, you have to be GREAT to stay in business in this industry. My suggestion; visit these few camps that have been around and know what day camp is all about. Don't listen to some competitor or some staff member who may have been fired and now can post whatever they want. After personally visiting these camps I'm sure you will agree Kenwal is a camp you'll be proud to say your child attends!!! RID: 8820
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     1/8/07   1     1     1     1     1   kenwal hires young, irresponsible and immature counselors. their programs are lame and tired. i was not impressed with the program or how my chld was treated. the facilities are old and run-down. for the $ they are charging, they should be ashamed. if parents really knew what was going on, they would never send their kids there. RID: 6572
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 1/2/07   5     5     5     5     5   I've been a part of the Kenwal family for 12 years, both as a camper and as staff. It is truly the best summer experience. The campers are great, the staff is wonderful, and the facilities and activities are terrific. The owners and directors are truly committed to making this camp fun and enjoyable, and it shows by their adding new things every year, constant special days, and smiling campers! (and staff)! RID: 6428
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Click to report rating    11/29/06   5     5     5     5     5   The best camp in my area. Have had great experiences in the last 8 years my children have attended. RID: 5453
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Click to report rating    11/21/06   5     5     5     5     5   i have been going to camp since i could remember and it is the BEST CAMP EVER!! they have an amazingly good drama program, and everyone is really nice. the only downside is that the teen group didn't have too much freedom, however i still enjoyed myself as i have every year! RID: 5189
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Click to report rating    10/22/06   1     1     1     1     1   kenwal is the worst camp i have ever went to. the best part of the day was going home. i will never go there ever again. the best trip was the met game(they're the best). thats the only time i had fun the whole summer. oh and i have a question, what the heck is a chuckbuck? RID: 4237
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Click to report rating    9/7/06   5     5     5     4     5   I HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR 4 YEARS AND I STILL LOVE IT. TERE IS SO MUCH TO DO THAT ME AND MY FRIENDS HAVE FUN ALL DAY. WE NEVER GET BORED! RID: 2946
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 8/11/06   4     4     5     5     5   This is our first year at this camp for my 6 year old. We were concerned that she did not know many peers going here. It has been a pleasant and stressfree experience. She has had a blast with her new friends as well as the counselors. They have been extremely attentive to her and any insecurities she may have had for a first time camper. I get a review every day of all the fun that she had with everyone at the camp. Any questions we have had were resolved with one phone call. The owners are very concerned about how their staff interact with the kids. She hasn't complained once about any activities as there are so many of them. It was nice to know that on the really hot days they had alternative activities planned to keep them cool. Definitely a great summer! RID: 1944
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Click to report rating    7/30/06   5     5     5     5     5   Kenwal is the best camp on Long Island. There is no other camp where the owners and directors know all the children,parents and staff. Its the most personal camp and they show how much they CARE about the CHILDREN on a daily basis, rather than catering to the parents(like other camps do). Camp is about the children Not about the parents. They have tons of activities(lots of water ones) and my son wants to run it one day. RID: 1686
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 4/15/06   5     5     5     5     5   From a different perspective... I have been a camper at Kenwal and a counselor and now a Group Leader.. Im a teacher during the year and have been at Kenwal for 15 yrs. They treat their staff like family. From counselors, to swim instructors, to group leaders, to maintenence people, etc.. Throughout the years I've had some personal issues and the Feinstein family was ALWAYS There for me.. to work through it. They are the best and so is Kenwal. As far as the kids.. well... THEY LOVE IT. Simply put. They add new activities EVERY summer so that they now have EVERY activity that any other camp in the area has. This truly is my second home.. I love kenwal and i love the Feinsteins. Ann,Chuck,Howie and Dena are the best.. AND YOU TOO LARRY!!! :) RID: 201
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 4/12/06   5     5     5     5     5   My children love Kenwal Day Camp. The staff is knowledgable, experienced and accomdating. The activties and camp grounds are outstanding. I highly reccomend Kenwal as one of the best day camps on Long Island. RID: 176
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Click to report rating    3/29/06   5     5     5     5     5   The owners and staff of this camp really make the differrence!! They truly put the kids first. My friends and I have been there for 4 yrs. They're not about glitz, they're all about the kids!!! RID: 70
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Click to report rating    3/24/06   5     4     4     5     5   Not as deluxe as some of the other camps in the area but a little more affordable. My kids had a great time last summer and can't wait to go back! RID: 53
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Click to report rating    3/12/06   5     4     3     5     5   Nice family-run camp. Older kids get to choose electives. May be missing a few bells & whistles, but is -- by far -- the best value in Melville!!! RID: 2
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Plainview Nursery School - Plainview, NY