Summer Camp FAQs

How much does it cost to send my child to the Double H Ranch?

All of our campers attend the Double H Ranch for FREE!

Can siblings and families participate in Double H Ranch Programming?

Yes, please contact our Admissions Office for more details. Siblings are integrated into specific programs.

Can I stay or visit with my child while he/she is at camp?

The Double H Ranch is a residential camp program for children age 6-16. Therefore, parents and family members are not allowed to stay at the Double H but are more than welcome to stay close by. Visits are discouraged because not all campers have visitors and it is difficult to pull the child out of their scheduled program activities during the day/night. For your convenience, here is a list of local hotels and phone numbers:

  • Holiday Inn Express, Queensbury is offering 15% off for our camper families in 2018! Book online by visiting Holiday Inn Express or call 518-415-1888.
  • Best Western Lake George 1-800-234-0265/518-668-5701
  • Fort William Henry 1-800-234-0267/518-668-3081
  • Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark 1-888-708-2684
  • Discounts given to Double H camper families

For additional information on area attractions, visit http://www.lakegeorge.com.

If items are missing from the application, will I be notified?

Yes, a postcard will be sent home with the status of the child’s application and any missing items that are needed will be indicated.

How will I know when my child has been accepted to Double H Ranch?

Once the application has been approved by our Nursing Director, a confirmation packet will be sent home with your child’s summer session date. There will be forms in the packet that we would like returned to camp prior to your child’s arrival. If there aren’t any changes to your child’s medication since the application was submitted, please disregard that form.

How is transportation organized?

If the child is taking group transportation provided by the hospital, speak directly to the hospital for the travel schedule. Please indicate the hospital name on his/her application. Otherwise, transportation is the responsibility of the family (including bus or train ticket purchasing). If your child is taking a public bus or train to camp, please call the Admissions Office with your child’s arrival time/departure time so we have a counselor there to greet him/her.

What time should we arrive on the first day and depart on the last day of camp?

For sessions 1-7: Arrival Day Check-in is 11am-1pm.

For Alumni session: Arrival Day Check-in is 1-3pm

Departure Day Check-Out for ALL sessions is by 10am. 

My child is a first time camper. If I have more information to give the counselors than is listed on the application, when will I be able to talk to someone?

After completing registration, you will be able to go to the cabin and meet the counselors and volunteers that will be with your child all week. As you are helping your child move in, we encourage you to chat with the staff.

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