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Denzel Washington - Academy Award Winner & Sloane Camp Counselor

While you may know the name Denzel Washington from award winning movies such as 'Crimson Tide' or 'Malcolm X', many do not know that in 1977, Mr. Washington worked as a Camp Counselor at our very own Camp Sloane YMCA! "Bit by the acting bug after…

Alumni Day Is Coming!

Did you know that this summer, on July 11, it is going to be ALUMNI DAY?!     That's right, we want to welcome all Camp Sloane Alumni to what is going to be an amazing afternoon at camp — you will be able to have a look around and see how camp…

A Recent Opening In Our Resident Nursing Team

Are you a nurse and want to spend the summer in a glorious location in the Berkshires working with a fantastic and experienced team, and gain great pediatric experience? Well look no further! We have an opening in our nursing team at Camp Sloane YMCA this summer! We are looking for someone who holds a current Registered Nurse license by the State…

Sloane Stories: Bill O'Neill

This week in our 'Sloane Stories' series we hear from Bill, whose family has been a part of Sloane history since the 1930s! "I went to Sloane in the late '50s through '65 and loved every minute of it. There are so many [stories]! Tri State Hike, earning Shark badge, the movies in the social hall, "Seventh Voyage of Sinbad", developing film in the photo lab (in the social hall), Turtle…

Sloane Superheroes 2015: Day Camp Director

It's time to introduce our awesome Day Camp Director, Dawn, who has been both a camper and on staff for a total of 13 summers at Sloane, and will be running Day Camp for the 3rd time this summer!    Name: Dawn  Role at camp: Day Camp Director  Number…

Sloane Stories: Carl Smith

For our next Sloane Story, Carl talks about memories of long summer days and plenty of bug juice: "Camp Sloane gave me so many incredible memories from my first year learning how to swim at the lake to sailing and horse back riding. Hiking Bear Mountain and sitting around campfires telling ghost stories was incredible. Stan the Man was a great mentor during those years and my experience…

Happy Mother's Day!

We want to say a HUGE Happy Mother's Day to all our awesome Camp Sloane Mommies!  

Sloane Superheroes 2015: Activity Heads (Part 2)

This week we're introducing a few more of our Activity Heads for summer 2015 — these guys will be making sure the campers are having a great time in all their awesome activities!      Name: Max  Role at camp: Riflery Director  Number…

Sloane Superheroes 2015: Activity Heads (Part 1)

Up next in the Sloane Superheroes series are a few of our awesome Activity Heads, who will be planning and organising some of the great activities at camp this summer!    Name: Rosie  Role at camp: Riding Director  Number…

There's Nothing Quite Like a Summer Camp Friendship

There are a few main reasons children come to camp — to have fun, to learn new things in their activities and, perhaps most importantly, to make friends! There is no other friendship quite the same as those made at summer camp. Where else do children spend 24 hours a day living, playing, learning and laughing right alongside one another? At Camp Sloane it is our goal to make sure that when our campers…