Camp Turk

Camp Turk is a Residential Camp for campers aged 8-16. We are located in the beautiful Adirondack Park reserve in Woodgate, NY (45 minutes north of Utica, NY). 



Camp Turk staff and counselors have been selected based on their background, experience, training, and interest in children. They have completed a comprehensive one week training session in their activity area as well as in counseling. The health and welfare of the campers is a primary consideration, therefore, issues such as contagious diseases, child abuse, homesickness, and specific safety concerns are a part of the educational program for staff and counselors. Key staff, Area Directors, Hiking & Biking staff and of course our nurses will all be ARC certified in First Aid & CPR. 

We search for staff through colleges and educational institutions, as well as local advertisements. Many staff use camp as a beginning step toward a degree in education or child care. Some of our staff have evolved from campers to C.I.T.'s to counselors. All staff have previous childcare experience, their backgrounds are checked through the New York State Criminal Justice Services.

We also employ international counselors through Camp America, Camp Leaders, Camp Counselors USA, and BUNAC. These are organizations dedicated to providing camps with highly qualified staff from countries around the globe. In past seasons, we have had staff from England, Scotland, Holland, Germany, Russia, Poland, Australia, Czech Republic, etc. These staff members provide campers with exposure to a variety of cultures. They provide camp with a fresh and unique perspective about the world around us.

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