Hillside Camp

Announcement for Summer 2020

Due to continuing health precautions and the need to maintain optimal safety, Hillside Summer Camp will not open this year. We are saddened to know we will not spend our summer with your children. We hope to welcome you back strong and healthy in 2021.

We do plan to offer some camp spirit this summer. Please watch our website and social media for safe, family-friendly activities for all to enjoy.

We’re humbled that some camp families have already inquired about making a donation to support Green Chimneys Summer Camps. Donations can be made online via PayPal

Thank you for your support.

If you have questions, please email Director AJ (ajohnson@greenchimneys.org) or Assistant Director Stacey (sdamiano@greenchimneys.org).

Outdoor exploration paired with unique farm and wildlife activities enrich the Hillside program. Over 160 acres of natural beauty include a sandy canoe launch along the Great Swamp and the Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center, where campers make furry and feathered friends with 300+ animals. An Olympic-sized indoor pool means swimming in almost any weather.

Traditional Camp Meets Farm & Wildlife Fun


  • Session I: June 29 – July 17
  • Session II:  July 20 – August 7
  • Session III: August 10 – August 28
  • Flexible weekly session options also available


  • Thursday, November 12 for returning families
  • Thursday, December 10 for new families


2020 Hillside Summer Camp Rates 

Program*WeeklySingle Session
(3 weeks)
Full Season
(9 weeks)
Southeast Residents++
(6 weeks)
Southeast Residents++
(9 weeks)
Photo Fee~
Grade PreK-2
$2,550 $2,850^$5
Grade 3-5
Grade 6-8
Leaders in Training +
Grade 9
$295 (Session III only)$875$2,475$1,550$2,325$5
Counselors In Training (CIT)For those entering 10th grade in September 2020: A one-time $650 fee covers participation from June 29-August 7. Application and interview will be required to determine acceptance into program. No online registration required until accepted into program.
* Program grade ranges reflect anticipated grade of child starting September 2020.
^ Rate effective June 1, 2020.
++ Rates available with proof of Southeast residency. Tax statement must be provided upon request. Limited space available. Minimum of two 3-week sessions per camper to qualify for Southeast rates.
+ Overnight (1x per 3-week session) is included in Trackers and LIT fees.
~ Photo fee includes Shutterfly photo access.

Additional services:

  • One-to-One Services for campers with special needs More
  • Extended Care Services More
  • Camp Scholarships available to eligible families More

Hillside Summer Camp is one of two Green Chimneys Summer Camp locations in Putnam County, home to some of the most spectacular natural features of New York State’s Hudson Valley region. Rustic woods, mountain trails, wide open fields and the diverse ecosystem of the Great Swamp are all part of the terrain and the activity programs for campers. Learn about Clearpool Summer Camp

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