+ Is a payment plan available?
Yes! Payment plans will be available via Affirm on Eventbrite.
+ How will I get to camp? Airport/Train/Carpool?
The best way to get to camp is by driving, riding with a friend, or taking advantage of the Camp Wonderful shuttle from Phoenicia, NY to camp. If you’d like to utilize the Phoenicia shuttle, take the Trailways NY bus line from Port Authority bus terminal in NYC to the shuttle pickup location at 52 Main Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464.
+ What time does camp start and end?
The short answer: The sessions are all different lengths and so they begin and end at different times.
The longer answer:
SESSION I begins Thursday, September 5 at 2:00p and ends Sunday, September 8 at 3:00p.
SESSION II begins at 9:30a on Tuesday, September 10 and concludes Wednesday, September 11 at 8:00p.
SESSION III starts at 12:00p (noon) on Friday, September 13 and ends at 3:00p on Sunday, September 15.
+ I purchased a two or three session ticket, can I stay at Camp between sessions?
Nope. Excited as we are for you to be with us for multiple sessions, we need time to reset, recharge, and regroup between sessions. Campers will be asked to vacate the campus between sessions. There's plenty of nearby camping to stay in the woods - and if you want us to hang onto your phone for you, we will :)
+ Will people be coming and going a lot?
Please plan to stay for the whole session. It can be disturbing to the community to have folks show up late and leave early. The experience is designed to last the whole session; Our three sessions are all different lengths to match any schedule and allow you to give yourself the whole Camp experience!
+ What's the food like?
Local, seasonal, organic wherever possible. We'll have plenty of options for all your nourishment needs including gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.
+ Can I camp in a tent?
Yes. There’s space for that. Be sure to bring everything you’d need to camp as we are unable to offer tent or bedding rentals.
+ What are the cabins like?
There are six to eight beds in each cabin complete with an attached bathroom with showers. These cabins are seriously comfy for the glamping dreams you’ve always had. Prefer to sleep outside in your own tent? That’s okay too! We’ve got plenty of space for registered tents in the surrounding woods.
+ Will bedding be provided?
Yes. Sheets, blanket, and pillow will be provided in cabins; but it's a good idea to bring and extra blanket and your favorite pillow to ensure you get the best sleep possible.
+ Wheelchair accessible?
We’re pleased to announce that Camp Wonderful is wheelchair accessible for our 2019 sessions! If you have an accessibility need, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make double sure that we can get you where you want to go!
+ Will there be open bar?
Nope. Unless you're talking about Kombucha. In which case, we'll have hella happy hours. Camp is a weekend of wonderful fueled by your very own happy chemicals - the ones your brain offers... and we're offering a recreational drugs and alcohol free weekend.
+ How is Camp Wonderful different?
You! We’ll offer traditional summer camp activities we call “playshops” as opposed to “workshops" morning, noon, and night; and there’ll be plenty of free time to relax as well; but really, you're the one that will make this camp special. Also, we're the only grown-ups camp we know of with a flying trapeze staffed by circus professionals. And we're among a minority of them that are both technology and substance free.
+ How is Camp Wonderful similar?
It's summer camp! Summer camp has been around for hundreds of years: the rituals, songs, and games come from myriad sources known and unknown. Our best hope is that if you recognize things, they are familiar in a warm and comforting way; And as we co-create new experiences, they will be exhilarating and wonderful too. You'll likely recognize camp favorites like campfires, sing-alongs, nature hikes, arts and crafts, and swimming. And if there's a favorite camp activity that you love, let us know and we'll work hard to make it happen with you.
+ Why are we doing this!?
For the glory. All for the glory. Not really, but kinda... We believe everyone deserves to play — that it's a natural state of being — and that sometimes we can use a little reminder. Read more about our principles here.
+ Packing list
Gosh, have we got a lot to tell you! Once you purchase your tickets from the Eventbrite page, we’ll send along packing lists, Color Wars assignments, food allergy questionnaires, and regular updates on the action!
If you have any other questions between now and purchasing a ticket, please reach out to us directly so that we can make sure you have the info you need to feel cozy and excited about your time with us at Camp Wonderful 2019.
We can’t wait to give you all the high fives and s’mores.
The weather in Shandaken, NY for September averages from a low of 60 to a high of 74, but there have been both unseasonably cooler and warmer days. Pack accordingly!