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4-H Camp Shankitunk
Delhi, New York

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(607) 746-2004
(607) 865-6531

2420 Arbor Hill Road
Delhi, New York 13753

34570 State Highway 10
Suite 2
Hamden, NY 13782


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: 4-H Camp Shankitunk offers five fun weeks of the traditional camping experience in the Catskills for boys and girls ages 6-16. Make friends, take classes, or learn skills in the great outdoors.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. We are inclusive and try to be as accommodating as we can; but don't have the staffing for one on one programming. Contact us directly to discuss your camper's needs.

Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Rocketry, Archery, Drama, Fishing, Counselor In Training (CIT), & Much More!

TOP NEW YORK FAMILY CAMP: 4-H Camp Shankitunk is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Delhi New York offering many fun and enriching Family and other camp programs. 4-H Camp Shankitunk also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Shankitunk is located on 145 beautiful acres in the Catskills of upstate New York. We have been nestled in the woods of Delhi, NY since 1927.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers attending Shankitunk for a week of summer fun will be assigned to one of our 15 rustic wooden cabins along the meadows edge. We have an outdoor swimming pool, low ropes course, basketball court, volleyball court, dining hall, craft hall, recreation pavilion, soccer field, archery range, Science Center, bathhouse with hot water and showers, maintenance shop, hiking trails, and river access for nature exploration.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: 4-H Camp Shankitunk is the oldest continuously operating 4-H camp in New York State. We first opened in 1927 as a vacation getaway for farm children in Delaware County, and have been providing a memorable experience for campers from all over the state and even other states ever since.

Our program has many rich traditions that have inspired grown campers to send their children back and even their grandchildren. Our chicken BBQ dinner, visit from the Delaware County Dairy Princess, closing candle ceremony, songs, class options, friendships, and flag salute are just a few. We hire a staff of approximately 40 each year, many of whom have been with us since they were old enough to attend Shankitunk themselves, but we love to welcome new faces into our camp family too. Imagine the fun you could have with us at Shankitunk this summer!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Shankitunk does offer a CIT program for campers age 14 and older who are interested in becoming future counselors. Campers complete level one in team-building, level two in communication and self reflection, and then attend a two week program where they devote all of their class time the first week to becoming a counselor and spend the second week shadowing a counselor to apply what they have learned. For more details on our CIT Program, visit Our Camp Website Link:

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships are available to all Delaware County 4-Hers and children who live on a Bonafide farm.

Additional camperships may be available to provide some assistance. Check with our main office (Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County) at 607-865-6531 or your own county 4-H educators for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Shankitunk hosts many other events for children and adults throughout the year, including a STEM Camp, A forestry weekend, a 4C adult camp, and is available for rental as well for field days, etc.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Shankitunk sometimes hosts 4-H related events including Fun Day, annual meetings, a dog agility course, etc., but for the most part is closed outside of the summer camping season.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Shankitunk hosts many other events for children and adults throughout the year, including a STEM Camp, A forestry weekend, a 4C adult camp, and is available for rental as well as for field days, etc.

For the latest information about this years weeks and fees, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: or find us on facebook.

We entertain applications yearly for waterfront staff, Nurses, Camp Cook, Kitchen Staff, Counselors, and other positions.  To download our application visit our website at Our Camp Website Link:, or contact Cathy Scofield at the CCE Delaware office at (607) 865-6531.

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