Day In Life Camp Turk

Frequently Asked Questions About Camp Turk

Below are answers to your most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions that were not addressed here, please contact us and we will be happy to answer them for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

General Questions




Programs and Activities

Nutrition and Safety

Packing List

Packing for camp is so much fun! Below you will find our suggested packing list. Please ensure that your camper arrives with enough clothing and necessities to last a full two-week session. Laundry will be done for campers staying multiple sessions.

Camp family


  • Pajamas
  • Bathrobe (if you have one)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • Shirts (short & long sleeve)
  • Sweatshirt & pants
  • Jeans
  • Lightweight jacket
  • Medium weight jacket
  • Two swimsuits (Girls – 1 piece or tankini only) (Boys – swim trunks only)
  • Raincoat
  • Sneakers or old shoes for hiking
  • White t-shirt to tye dye
  • Hat to wear hiking

Other Items

  • Sunscreen (lotion only)
  • Insect Repellent (lotion only)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Open top laundry hamper (no laundry bags please)
  • Shower organizer or shower caddy
  • Notebook, pen, pre-addressed envelopes
  • & stamps to write home
  • Two-Four beach towels
  • Blanket for bed
  • Pillow & 2 pillowcases
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Two sets of twin sheet
  • Water bottle with camper’s name
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toilet Articles
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Deodorant (roll-on or stick)
  • Brush / Comb
  • Optional Items
  • Disposable camera
  • Swim goggles
  • Musical instrument (camp has some)
  • Fishing rod and tackle (camp has some)
  • Favorite baseball mitt, tennis racket, etc.
  • Extra eye glasses
  • Book
  • Battery operated fan
  • Twin egg crate for bed

Packing Dos and Don'ts

  • DO make sure all clothing and belongings are labeled with the camper’s name. 
  • DO bring enough clothes to last 14 days.
  • DO pack only closed-toe shoes - flip flops are ONLY allowed in the shower. We highly recommend Crocs, they are a camp staple for most campers and staff.
  • DON’T pack spray or aerosol cans of any kind (deodorant, bug spray, hairspray, perfume, etc.).
  • DON’T bring valuables to camp

Travel and Departure

Parents must provide their own transportation to and from the camp.

Arrival Information

Drop off is on SUNDAY at 2:00 pm.

From East or West, take New York Thruway to Exit 31, Utica, New York. Travel North on NYS Route 12 to Alder Creek. Bear right at Alder Creek on Route 28 North to Woodgate (blinking caution light.) Continue one mile North on Route 28 and bear off to the left onto Round Lake Road. Continue 2 1/2 miles to the camp; follow the signs.

Approximate travel time from Albany - 2 1/2 hours, from NYC - 5 hours, from Rochester - 4 hours.

GPS Address: Camp Turk, 6461 Round Lake, Road, Woodgate, NY, 13494.


Departure Information

Pickup is on SATURDAY at 11:00 am.

The safety of our campers is very important to us. For any child to be picked up from camp, we need to have an authorized adult name on camper application (including parents) and that person must show a PHOTO ID when picking up the camper. Campers CANNOT be released to anyone under the age of 18.

Detailed pick up instructions will be emailed to you prior to pick up.