Parents | FAQs
Sunday arrival and check in will run from 3:30 until 5:00PM each week. What do we do upon arrival? Park in designated Parking areas. Then you and your camper will need to go through our check in process in the dining hall before taking your camper to his/her cabin. Bring all completed forms and camper's medications in original containers (your child will check in with the RN at this time as well) along with final payment and tuck money to dining hall. If your balance is paid in full and all of your paperwork is filled out prior to your arrival, the process will go quickly.
Through on-line registration or by sending any additional payments (checks or Credit card) to: Registrar; Linda Rawleigh 157 Beartown Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870. Please DO NOT send Tuck Shop money or after registration forms by mail prior to camp.
Our Tuck shop (Camp Store) is where campers may buy t-shirts and other souvenirs as well as snacks and drinks during free time. At check-in you will be asked to make a deposit for your child for the week's spending money. We have a rule of "two (snacks) for the tummy" so $10 for the week is plenty for snacks. If you want to leave enough for a shirt or other souvenirs an additional $10 to $20 would be appropriate. Your child will get back any money they don't spend at the end of the week. The Tuck shop will be open on Saturday when you pick them up for additional purchases.
This happens often and it's easy to do: call the camp at 585-468-3850 or e-mail the registrar firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. In many cases, you may also make arrangements on Saturday morning when you pick your child up (see the director)!
Yes, Please write the request on the registration form. Request must be made for 2 campers within the same grade division. Although we make every effort but please understand that not all roommate requests can be honored - camp is an excellent opportunity for learning to reach out and make new friends! It is best if the parents can discuss this issue first, then both families include a note for consideration.
Special arrangements can be made for preplanned lateness but please call the camp director [Evie White: (585) 468-3850] before check in time on Sunday. (If you have an unforeseen delay that makes you late just come as soon as you can)
Please leave a message with the Camp Director on check-in day so that arrangements can be made! There will be no refunds for early withdrawal from camp.
Click here where all of the after-registration forms are available in the Parent Handbook in PDF format.
Call or email the registrar and she will attempt to change your child to another week. We have some weeks that fill early so we may not be able to accommodate every request.
The registration fee is non-refundable. If a camper is unable to come to camp as registered you can apply funds to another week or camper. In extreme circumstances you can request a refund of non-registration fees that have been paid.
1) In the case of a parent choosing to remove a camper prior to the completion of the camping week for any reason other than a death in the family or natural disaster impacting the family, no refund will be made.
2) To ensure a quality camping experience for all campers, severely inappropriate behavior will result in dismissal from camp prior to the end of the session. When this occurs, no refund will be provided and the Parents/guardians will be responsible to transport their child from camp property.
Make sure you tell your child that you want her/him to be at camp and that she/he will have a good time. Your child's counselor will be sensitive to this and will call in other resources if needed. The Director will call and talk with you about this if she believes it's necessary. Never promise your child phone calls or visits; it usually takes a child time to adjust. It might be a good idea to have your child stay with friends overnight before coming to camp.
Camp staff is well-prepared for this problem and will handle it with discretion. Please inform your child's counselor so she/he can be aware that it may happen. Also, please send a plastic mattress cover (to protect the mattress) and two sets of sheets and blankets for bedding instead of a sleeping bag. The bedding is easier to wash, and two sets means that there will be bedding on the bunk while the soiled sheets are being washed.
To keep the cost of camp reasonable for everyone, friends donate financially or send gifts in kind. If you would like to donate to Camp Cherith of WNY, make your check payable to CAMP CHERITH of Western New York. Send to: CCWNY / PO Box 324 / Williamsville, NY 14321-0324, or click here to donate online We are thankful for all donations.
- From the Buffalo area (north/west of camp):
- Follow Rte. 20A to 19 south
- Take 19A to 436
- Turn left into Portageville
- Turn right onto Short Tract Road
- CCWNY is on your right
- From the Rochester area (north east of camp):
- Follow Rte. 390 S / Take the Mount Morris exit
- Turn left at the exit
- Follow Rte.408 into Nunda
- Turn right onto Rte. 436 in Nunda
- Turn left onto Short Tract Road
- CCWNY is on your right
- From the Corning/ Binghampton/NYC area (south and east of camp) :
- Follow Rte. 17 W (I-86) to the Arkport exit
- merge onto Rte. 36N
- Turn left onto Rte. 70
- Turn left onto Rte. 436
- Make a quick left onto Short Tract Road
- CCWNY is on your right.