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Press Releases from Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck (28 total)

Moriches Rotary Club Hosts Oktoberfest

(Center Moriches, NY) — The Rotary Club of the Moriches is hosting its annual Oktoberfest on September 27-29 at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, located on Chet Swezey Road. The times for Oktoberfest are as follows: September 27, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. September 28, noon to 11 p.m. September 29, noon to 9 p.m. The three-day event will include German food, beer gardens, a carnival, vendors, live German entertainment and more. Admission is

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Fall Respite Schedule Announced

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck announced that it is once again offering its fall weekend respite program, transforming the 60-plus-year-old camp into a year-round destination for children and young adults with disabilities. Children and young adults up to the age of 21 arrive on Friday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon. There is a new theme each weekend. Campers can participate in various activities, including baking, arts and crafts, games,

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Hosts Series of Open Houses for 2013

This year, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting a series of open houses for prospective campers and families of children and young adults with special needs. Parents should bring their children if they are to be a new camper this summer. During the tour, parents will have a chance to meet the year-round staff — camp director, nurse and office manager — and ask questions or address any concerns that they might have.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Scares Up Fun with 24th Annual Spooky Walk

(Center Moriches, New York) — For the 24th straight year, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is asking those to get “spooked” for a good cause. The annual Spooky Walk will take place on the campgrounds on October 19-20 and October 26-27. Gates open between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws. Although the Spooky Walk has been considered a family-friendly event in the past, organizers for

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Fall Respite Schedule Announced

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck announced that it is once again offering its fall weekend respite program, transforming the 60-plus-year-old camp into a year-round destination for children and young adults with disabilities. Children and young adults up to the age of 21 arrive on Friday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon. There is a new theme each weekend. Campers can participate in various activities, including baking, arts and crafts,

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Hosts Bradstock XIX on September 1-2

(Center Moriches, NY) — For the second year in a row, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will be presenting Bradstock, a two-day music festival that will be taking place on September 1-2. Live acoustic music will be performed on September 1 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Now in its 19th year, Bradstock is a two-day music festival featuring the best musical acts performing

The Rotary Club of Patchogue Presents 43rd Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival

(Center Moriches, New York) — On Thursday, September 20, The Rotary Club of Patchogue and the Fuoco family will sponsor the 43rd Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival at Bellport Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, which serves special-needs children and young adults ages 6-21 with mental or physical disabilities. Throughout the history of this golf outing, over $1 million has been donated to support

Nine-Year-Old Olivia Grenci Shows How Special Summer Can Be for Everyone at Camp …

(Center Moriches, NY) — For over 60 years, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck has been a unique haven for special-needs children and their families. For Sal and Doreen Grenci’s daughter Olivia, who had been diagnosed with autism, the camp has proven to be a special place where “summer is for everyone.” When Olivia attended the camp’s weekend respite session two years ago, it was the first time she spent more than a single

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Seeks Needed Items for Campers as It Prepares for Summer Season

(Center Moriches, New York) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is currently seeking donations of items that are needed as the camp prepares for the start of its summer season. These items will help make this summer a memorable one for the campers and alleviate the camp’s financial burden of providing these supplies. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is looking for individuals and organizations to donate the following items: ● 4 Wii sets and accessories ● 12 eight-foot

The Rotary Club of the Moriches Celebrates 75 Years

(Center Moriches, NY) — This year marks the 75th anniversary of The Rotary Club of the Moriches. To commemorate this milestone, the Moriches Rotary Club will have its 75th Anniversary Celebration on May 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Lombardi’s on the Bay, 600 South Ocean Avenue, in Patchogue. Tickets are $80 per person, with a part of the proceeds to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck and its programs. Camp

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Spring Respite Schedule Announced

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck announced that it is once again offering its spring weekend respite program, transforming the 60-plus-year-old camp into a year-round destination for children and young adults with disabilities. Children and young adults up to the age of 21 arrive on Friday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon. There is a new theme each weekend. Campers can participate in various activities, including baking, arts and crafts, games,

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Names Muriel Corcoran as Board President, Kevin Spellman as Vic …

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck has announced that Muriel Corcoran has been named Board President and Kevin Spellman as its Vice President. Ms. Corcoran has been on the camp’s Board of Directors since 1995 and previously served as its Secretary for the past eight years. She replaces Tom Chieffo, who was Board President for the past nine years and will continue to remain on the board. A resident of East Moriches,

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Hosts Open House on March 31

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting an open house for prospective campers and families of children and young adults with special needs on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents should bring their children if they are to be a new camper this summer. During the tour, parents will have a chance to meet the year-round staff — camp director, nurse and office manager — and ask

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Winter Respite Schedule Announced

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck announced that it is opening its doors again for the winter weekend respite program, transforming the 60-plus-year-old camp into a year-round destination for children with disabilities. Children up to the age of 21 arrive on Friday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon. There is a new theme each weekend. Children can participate in various activities, including baking, arts and crafts, games, and watching movies. The weekends

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Presents “A Celebration in Lights”

(Center Moriches, NY) — For the second straight year, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will present a special holiday event, “A Celebration in Lights.” The event will take place at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck on the following dates: December 9-11; December 16-18; and December 27-30. The camp is located on Chet Swezey Road in Center Moriches. The event will include a spectacular light show that can be experienced by driving through the grounds of Camp

MEDIA ADVISORY Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck's 23rd Annual Spooky Walk Promises to Be the Sca …

Who: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck The Moriches Paquatuck Squaws Assorted ghosts, goblins and monsters What: This year marks the 23rd year of the Spooky Walk at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Although the walk has been family-friendly in past

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Scares Up Fun with 23rd Annual Spooky Walk

(Center Moriches, New York) — For the 23rd straight year, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is asking those to get “spooked” for a good cause. The annual Spooky Walk will take place on the campgrounds on October 21-22 and October 28-29. Gates open between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws. Although the Spooky Walk has been considered a family-friendly event in the past, organizers for

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s 2011 Season Kicks Off June 25

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck announced it will open its 2011 summer camp on June 25, marking its sixty-fourth year of serving children with special needs and making it a place where summer is for everyone. Located on the shores of Kaler’s Pond on Eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s 37-acre site provides children up to age twenty-one with physical and developmental challenges the opportunity to take part in a

MEDIA ADVISORY: Parents and Prospective Campers Can Attend Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s …

Who: Bridget Costello, Executive Director, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck staff members What: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting an open house for prospective campers and

MEDIA ADVISORY For April 1, 2011: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Announces Groundbreaking for …

Who: Bridget Costello, Director, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Tom Chieffo, Board President, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Reminds Everyone That April is Autism Awareness Month

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is reminding everyone that April is Autism Awareness Month. The camp is also having its Open House on April 2, which is World Autism Day. The month-long campaign, sponsored by Autism Speaks, brings to the forefront the prevalence of autism in children to educate parents about the growing rate of autism in the U.S. According to Autism Speaks, one in 110 children is diagnosed with

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Hosts Open House on April 2

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting an open house for prospective campers and families of children with special needs on April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents should bring their children if they are to be a new camper this summer. During the tour, parents will have a chance to meet the year-round staff — camp director, nurse and office manager — and ask questions or address

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Hosts Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Ronnie Reisig Memorial Schol …

(Center Moriches, NY) — On March 6, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds from the event will benefit the scholarship fund in Ronnie Reisig’s name. The scholarship will help send a special-needs child to the camp for the summer. The scholarship is named after Ms. Reisig, who worked with autistic children at BOCES in Westhampton Beach. She passed away on June 22, 2010 after

Rotary Club of Smithtown-Sunrise Hosts Sixth Annual Snow Ball to Benefit Camp Pa …

(Center Moriches, NY) — The Rotary Club Of Smithtown-Sunrise will have its sixth annual Snow Ball on January 29 at 7 p.m. at Watermill Inn, 711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown. The event will help raise funds for Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. At the event, members of the Smithtown-Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Clubs of District 7260 will be on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. In addition, there will be food

Volunteers Needed for “A Celebration in Lights”

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck and Independent Group Home Living (IGHL) are seeking volunteers to assist in decorating the grounds of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck for the inaugural holiday event “A Celebration in Lights.” Volunteers are needed to string up the lights, decorate some of the buildings, set up displays and maintain the appearance of the campgrounds. To volunteer, call (631) 878-1070 and ask for Bridget. You can also register online at

New York Islanders Host Rotary Club Night to Benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

(Center Moriches, NY) — On February 26, 2011, the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League will present Rotary Club Night to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Come support Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck while the Islanders take on the Washington Capitals. Game time is 7 p.m. The New York Islanders are working with the Patchogue Rotary Club to provide their members, friends and families a special night, as well as raise funds for Camp

MEDIA ADVISORY: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s 22nd Annual Spooky Walk Promises To Be The …

Who: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck The Moriches Paquatuck Squaws Assorted ghosts, goblins and monsters What: This year marks the 22nd year of the Spooky Walk at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Although the walk has been family-friendly in past years, this year’s walk is more geared toward teenagers and young adults as it promises to be the scariest walk yet. The walk lasts 45 to 60 minutes — the longest-lasting walk on Long Island — and features some of the

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, IGHL Present “A Celebration in Lights” During the Month of …

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is joining Independent Group Home Living (IGHL) for a special holiday event at the camp. In each weekend during the month of December, the camp will be the place for a “A Celebration in Lights.” The event will take place on the following dates: December 3-5; December 10-12; December 17-19 and December 22-23. The event will include a spectacular light show that can be experienced

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