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Why Camp

If you’ve ever camped before, you know first-hand the positive effects the camp experience has to offer—plus, it’s just so much fun!

On the other hand, if you’ve never had the opportunity to camp as a child, you may be wondering exactly what the benefits are, and what your child will gain from the experience.

Campers at Camp Blue Bay have the opportunity for life-changing experiences. When asked the top four things Camp Blue Bay campers love about camp are:

  1. Trying New Things
  2. Being Outdoors
  3. Being Independent and Away from Home
  4. Making New Friends

Science shows that being outdoors makes us happier and healthier, helping to improve mental health, physical health, and social skills—amazing!


Mental Health Benefits:

Fresh air, movement and detaching from technology brings Increased concentration and creativity, and significant reductions in stress and anxiety. There is no WiFi at camp, which allows girls the opportunity to find a deeper connection; with themselves and with others.


Physical Benefits: 

Stronger heart, lungs and muscles as well as increases in body awareness and confidence are all tied to outdoor experiences. Through activities like swimming, boating, hiking, archery, stand up paddle board, and more, she’s sure to have tons of fun while tackling new challenges.


Social Skills: 

It’s cool to try new things at camp, and although it may be overwhelming at first, she’s got this! New experiences build resiliency as girls learn to manage risks and embrace both success and failure in a supportive environment. Girls learn to support one another as they cheer each other on during new adventures. Girls also gain independence, improve communication skills and make connections; lifelong friendships are often made at camp!

Why Work at Camp?

Some benefits of working at summer camp are:

  • Networking
  • Make new friends
  • Invaluable life skills
  • Leadership

It’s Fun! At Camp Blue Bay you will live, play, and work in the great outdoors. Our camp is located on 179 scenic acres in East Hampton, NY. Our properties and surrounding areas have endless opportunities for you to explore. At camp, you're free to let go and just have fun, and you'll feel like a big kid. You’ll assist girls in activities like archery, ropes course, sports, arts & crafts, swimming, boating, and more! Campfires with s'mores, dressing up for theme meals, or a late-night dance party, you'll love all our camp's traditions and activities.

Learn Leadership Skills! Camp gives you the opportunity to learn how to be a leader whether it’s through teaching a camper a new skill or advising girls on how to settle a disagreement.  At Camp Blue Bay you’ll be a role model for our next generation of G.I.R.L.s - go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders. At camp, you will problem solve, be adaptable, learn responsibility and develop a strong work ethic.

Invaluable Life Skills! Summer camp offers life enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Regardless of your college major, or background, your experiences at Camp Blue Bay allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability. Experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and coworking skills. Check with your college or university to see if college credit can be obtained from working at camp!

Cultural Exchange! Most summers our staff is from many parts of the US, as well as from different countries. This diversity allows the opportunity for staff to share information and experiences relating to culture, history, and way of life across the globe.  

Networking! Camp Blue Bay is a great opportunity for you to establish friendships and develop an international network of contacts with all different types of interests and skills.