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Only 68 More Days Until Opening Campfire…Helping You Prepare For Camp!



With less than 70 days until Opening Campfire, it is officially time to start packing and preparing for the upcoming summer. It is also time to finalize some of the important details that might still be on your “to-do” list.


Have you placed your camp clothing order yet?

Camp orders must be placed by April 25th in order to guarantee delivery in time for trunk pick-up.  If you have not placed your order yet, please click here to view the packing list and place your order.  If you have questions regarding the packing list, please call Debbi at 516-221-8800 ext. 22.




Have you scheduled your trunk pick-up?

Camp Trucking will provide baggage service for Chestnut Lake families.  Baggage service can be one-way or round trip.  The enrollment deadline for first session families is May 9th and the deadline for second session families is June 6th.  Once the bags arrive at camp, Chestnut Lake staff will unpack them to make sure everything is in order before the campers arrive.  If you have not scheduled your pick-up, click on the link on the left for more info on the Camp Trucking service. Please read through the packing reminders carefully to find answers to frequently asked packing questions.




Have you RSVP’d for Spring Fling?CLC_SpringFling

Spring Fling is a day of fun and excitement for our current camp families.  Your child will meet other campers in their age group, spend time with their Division Leader and Head Counselor and take a tour of camp.   While the campers take part in fun activities, parents can attend our parent orientation program in which Debbi and Paul help prepare you for the final days leading up to camp.  We will also have activities available for younger siblings.

Please e-mail Corey Peters at corey@chestnutlakecamp.com by May 9th with your RSVP. Click below for more Spring Fling information.



MyCLC is your online portal to everything you’ll need to prepare for camp and the best way to stay connected throughout the summer. MyCLC contains all the important forms and documents you’ll need to complete prior to camp.  The Forms and Documents section not only contains online versions of all forms and documents, it also lets you know when they’re due and whether you’ve already completed them.  MyCLC is also where you can enroll for Specialty Camps, e-mail your child during camp and view pictures and videos of your child during the summer.

We are so excited for the upcoming summer, and we can’t wait until the buses arrive and we reunite with our summer family!






Chestnut Lake Camp Reunions – Friends, Fun & Bowling

summer camp reunions

Summers at CLC provide us with amazing friendships and special memories that last a lifetime. We can’t wait the entire school year to see each other again and relive those special moments, so every winter Chestnut Lake Camp hosts bowling reunions to provide our campers an opportunity to reconnect with one another while also welcoming new CLC campers into the family.

While we host our reunions at bowling venues, it’s easy to see that the reunion is about much more than strikes and spares. Our reunions have become such a tradition with our campers that families travel great distances to attend not only the reunion, but also the numerous sleep-overs that have become a part of the reunion weekends.

While the campers love reconnecting with one another, they are just as excited to see their favorite staff members. CLC Division Leaders and Head Counselors fly in from all over the country, as well as overseas, to take part in all the fun! The reunion weekend is definitely the highlight of the staff’s winter, as they take a break from teaching and college to reunite with their summer family.

Many Chestnut Lake campers reconnected at the reunions held in New York, Florida and Maryland. Paul even reconnected with some Chestnut Lake campers in Paris! But we still have one more reunion left before Opening Campfire. Spring Fling is a full day of fun activities designed for the whole family. We invite you to join us at Chestnut Lake Camp on May 18th for our Annual Spring Fling. Please click on the link below for the invitation and more details.


If you ever have your own CLC reunion, don’t forget to send us a photo so we can put it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!