Camp Cayuga

Camp Cayuga

Honesdale, Pennsylvania, United States

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Camp Category: ACA Accredited, Adventure, Arts, Arts and Crafts, Ceramics, Dance, Drama, Music, Performing Arts, Theater, Facility Rental, Day Camps, Residential, Sports, Archery, ATV Motocross, Baseball, Basketball, Boating, Canoeing, Cheerleading, Circus, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Motorsports, Paintball, Rafting, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Ropes, Sailing, SCUBA, Skateboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Water Sports, Yoga, and Zipline

First-Time Camper Guarantee!  Select your Activities each morning.  Separate Teen Campus.  Mature staff.  2-4-6-8 week sessions.  60+ Daily Activities.  20+ horses, 10 tennis courts, private lake, 2-pools, skate park. ACA accredited.  Same ownership since 1963. Great value $1900 for 2-weeks!

Camp Cayuga is a private coed residential summer camp for children ages 6 to 16.  The camp is located on a secluded 350-acre estate in the Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, just outside the village of Honesdale.  It’s a 3-hour drive from New York City and Philadelphia.

Camp Cayuga was purchased in 1963 by Mike Buynak, who turned over the full-time directorship in 1983 to his son, Brian.  The Buynaks have owned & operated summer camps since 1957 and have earned a fine reputation over 50 years for providing healthy, safe, fun-filled summers for children!  Cayuga is an ACA accredited camp and has exceeded all standards set for safety, personnel, and program.

Everyone has fun at Camp Cayuga – that’s our promise to you!  We specialize in first-time campers and back-up our promise with “Cayuga’s First-Time Camper Guarantee”. Our guarantee provides for a full prorated tuition refund to any first-time camper departing prior to the conclusion of his or her registered session. That is, we will refund the excess of tuition after deducting the ordinary charges for the period your child remained in camp.  That’s a promise!

Cayuga’s property is divided into 2 campuses.  With two separate campuses, we can provide two separate programs geared to the different age groups on each campus.  Teen Campus houses campers entering 8th to 11th grade who are 13 years old (or older).  Teen Campus is reserved exclusively for teenagers.  Junior Campus houses campers entering 1st to 8th grade who are 13 years old or younger.  Campers entering 8th grade, who are 13 years of age before arrival, have the option to reside on either campus.

Cayuga’s Elective Program provides campers the opportunity to explore their individual interests and pursue those interests he/she finds most challenging.  Campers, who entering 5th grade & higher, select their activities each morning after breakfast.  Campers sign-up with their friends, and can plan their activity schedules together.  Over 60 activities are offered every day!

Campers, who entering 4th grade & lower, participate in the Junior Activity Program.  Each Junior cabin is provided with its own weekly activity schedule, which is geared to the age and gender of the cabin group. The schedule is different each day of the week!  Campers travel together as a “cabin group” to activities under the direct supervision of their counselors.

The camper population is limited to 390 campers.  To register your child at Cayuga, complete the online camper enrollment application or the hard-copy application.  Cayuga offers 2, 4, 6, 8-week sessions.  Sibling credits and “early registration” discounts are available.  Diversity and nonrepetition of the program are two guidelines we use in planning the summer’s Calendar of Events.


LAND SPORTSBasketball, USTA Tennis, Bubble Soccer, Skateboarding, Baseball, English Horseback Riding, Western Horseback Riding, Horse Shows, Paintball, Fencing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Archery, Golf, Karate, Judo, InLine Skating, Softball, Gymnastics, Tumbling, Bungee Trampoline, Kickball, Exercise & Fitness, Weight Training, Roller Hockey, Field Hockey, Badminton, Wrestling, Flag Football, Volleyball, Newcomb, Riflery, Rugby, Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Cheerleading, Tetherball, Ping Pong, T-Ball, Gaga, Jogging, Track Meets, and Video Arcade Games.

WATER SPORTSAmerican Red Cross Swim Instruction, Recreational Swimming, Swim Meets, Scuba Diving Clinics, Water Basketball, Water Polo, Water Volleyball, Water Trampoline, Floating Iceberg, Canoeing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Row Boating, Paddle Boats, Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Tubing, Fishing, Rafting Trips, Canoe Trips, Boating Regatta, Big Beach Bash, Hawaiian Pool Parties, Wet & Wild Water Carnival, and Polar Bear Club.

CREATIVE ARTSArts & Crafts, Pottery, Pottery Wheel Operation (15 wheels), Ceramics (glazing & firing), Clay Work (sculpting), T-Shirt Creations (tye dyeing, air-brushing, fabric painting, & silk screening), Painting (water color & acrylics), Sketching (charcoal pencils), Drawing, Jewelry Making, Beading, Basket Weaving, Lanyards & Braiding, Macramé, Papier Mache & Plaster Projects, Wood Projects, Copper Enameling, Block Printing, Needle Craft, Mask-Making, Decoupage, Model Rocketry, Nature Crafts, and Cooking Classes.

PERFORMING ARTS: Acting, Drama Productions, Ballet, Social Dance, Modern Dance, Aerobics, Yoga, Zumba, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, and Singing/Choir. 

MEDIA ARTS: Video Camera Filming, Digital Photography, Radio DJ Broadcasting, Creative Writing for the Camp Newspaper.

FLYING TRAPEZE & CIRCUS ARTSHigh Flying Trapeze, Single & Double Stationary Trapeze, Aerial Silks, Lyra, Flying Trapeze Performance, Trapeze Competitions, Devil Sticks, Plate Spinning, Juggling, Diabolo, Clowning, Unicycling, Acrobatics, and the Rolling Globe.

ADVENTURE & WILDERNESS: High and Low-Ropes Course, 32’ Climbing Tower, 205’ Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, ATVs,  Mountain Biking, Backpacking, Compass Reading, Nature Hikes, Survival Skills, Petting Zoo, Cabin Overnights, Horseback Overnights, Cookouts, Rafting Trips, Canoe Trips, and more!

Trips to Amusement Parks, Backpacking Trips, AAA Baseball Games, Rafting/Canoe Trips, Theatre Trips, Golf Course Trips, and many more!  In the past we’ve attended day trips to New York City and 3-day trips to Busch Gardens/Williamsburg, Virginia and Niagara Falls, Canada.

Survival Clinic, Football Clinic, Hockey Clinic, Scuba Diving Clinic, Baseball Clinic, Basketball Clinic, Soccer Clinic, Circus Shows, Trapeze Performances, Dance Recitals and more.

Our success is directly related to the quality of our staff, who are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment for our campers.  Each camper is under the close care and direct supervision of at least 2 cabin counselors.  Our youngest counselor is entering sophomore year of college.  The camp staff is comprised of 135 counselors and over 40 senior staff, who assist our counselors and supervise various areas of the camp’s program.  Our senior staff are professional educators, teachers, nurses, and coaches.  The staff/camper ratio is better than 1 to 4.  We stand ready to work with your child on a one-to-one basis to make his/her summer camp experience a positive one!  For information about employment opportunities, visit the
Job Section on our website.

Cayuga’s Activity Program stresses self-improvement with emphasis on instruction rather than competition. Quality instruction takes into account the camper’s individual skill level. Each activity is monitored by a Director, who is a professional educator/coach. All Activity Specialists have current certifications and/or documented qualifications to teach their expertise. Instruction is patient and thorough with due regard for both safety and enjoyment.

Cayuga features some of the most comprehensive facilities available in camping today: Separate Teen Campus, Comfortable Modern Cabins (large bathrooms with 3 to 7 private showers per cabin), 2 Pools, 13-Acre Private Lake, Tennis Center (10 courts), Equestrian Center (20+ horses, 2 riding rings, scenic trails), Skate Park (half-pipe, pyramids, ramps, grind rails), Petting Zoo (goats, sheep, mini horse, bunnies, etc), Gymnasium, Teen Rec Center, High & Low Adventure Ropes Course (32′ climbing tower, 205′ zip line, 6 stations), Performing Arts Building, Dance Studio, Aerobics Studio, Martial Arts Room, Weight Training/Fitness Room, Video Game Room, Roller Hockey Rink, 2 Indoor & 4 Outdoor Basketball Courts, 4 Grass Volleyball Courts, 2 Sand Volleyball Courts, 2 Creative Arts Pavilions, Pottery Room (15 wheels), Ceramics Room (4 kilns), Photography Edit Room, Radio DJ Broadcasting Stations, ATV Track, Mountain Biking & Hiking Trails, Baseball Fields, 4 Athletic Fields, Paintball Fields, 2 Archery Ranges, 2 Riflery Ranges, 4 Golf Cages, 4 Bungee Trampolines, Dining Hall & Health Center on each campus, Overnight Sites, Cookout Sites, 2 Snack Bars, Staff Lounge, and 350 secluded acres for hiking, dreaming, and exploring!

Full Season — June 26 to August 18. $8250+
First 6-Weeks — June 26 to August 5. $6500+
Last 6-Weeks — July 9 to August 18. $6250+
First-Half — June 26 to July 22. $4425+
Middle-Half — July 9 to August 5. $4625+
Second-Half — July 23 to August 18. $4025+

First 2-Weeks: June 26 to July 8. $2200+
Second 2-Weeks: July 9 to July 22. $2475+
Third 2-Weeks: July 23 to August 5. $2225+
Last 2-Weeks: August 6 to August 18. $1900+