What To Ask


What ages does Deer Mountain serve?

Deer Mountain serves children ages 3-15. We group children by the grade they’re entering after the summer, with specific programming that offers the full Deer Mountain experience at their developmental levels. Our nursery program is specifically designed for pre-school aged children with age-specific facilities.

Where is Deer Mountain located?

Deer Mountain is located within easy driving distance of NYC, in Pomona, Rockland County, New York. Nestled in the mountains with a natural, spring-fed lake, it’s a true camp setting.

What areas does Deer Mountain serve?

For children in NYC, Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Rockland County, Bergen County, Westchester County, and Orange County, Deer Mountain is a great place to spend the summer. We’re just 25 minutes from the George Washington Bridge, 20 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge, and neighbors to families in Rockland and Bergen Counties.

How will my child get to and from camp?

Each day, we send private, air-conditioned vans into Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, and Westchester, Bergen, Rockland, and Orange Counties, to pick up and drop off your child. A dedicated van counselor staffs each van and serves as another point of contact for you throughout the summer. Your child is familiar with both his or her van counselor as well as fellow van campers, and has fun traveling to and from camp participating in van games and activities.

Most of our pick-ups and drop offs are door-to-door. However, we may ask you to meet us on a convenient street corner in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey City, or Hoboken if it significantly shortens our route.

How do I schedule a tour?

Call our office at 845-354-2727 or click here to schedule your tour. We can’t wait to show you around!

Camper Safety

What are the camper-to-counselor supervision ratios within each group at Deer Mountain?

At Deer Mountain we keep our supervision ratios small, at 3:1 maximum. Ratios for our nursery camp are even smaller, at 2:1. We make sure your child is safe and cared for while having the summer of his or her life.

What happens if the weather is very hot or inclement?

There are tons of hot summer days at Deer Mountain, and we’re fully prepared for all of them. All of our activity cabins are air-conditioned. We have giant coolers of ice water set up around camp, as well as running water in all of the camper and activity cabins. Children cool off in our 6 pools twice each day during instructional and recreational swim periods. On extremely hot days, we may include an extra swim period or water sports games to keep everyone comfortable.

On rainy days, campers enjoy a rich array of activities inside our numerous enclosed buildings and air-conditioned cabins. We make sure to keep our programming creative and special, no matter what—avoiding movies or other activities children can enjoy at home. We believe camp should be special, and we make every effort to keep the experience creative, curated, and customized!