General Information

Information on this page:
Dates and Sessions | The Campers’ Day | Fees | Transportation | Policies and Procedures
Rules for Campers | Medical | Lunch Menu

Dates and Sessions

First session
(four weeks)
Second session
(three weeks)
Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 24
Monday, July 27 to Friday, August 14
Morning Workshops
9am - 12 noon
Morning Workshops
9am - 12 noon
Afternoon Challenge
1pm - 4pm
Afternoon Challenge
1pm - 4pm
Full day
9am - 4pm
Full day
9am - 4pm
Full Day campers will be provided a hot lunch by our award winning caterer.
Early Drop Off or Extended Day options are available for an additional fee.

The Campers’ Day

Full Day Campers select two enrichment courses during the Morning Workshops and three Afternoon Challenge options which are sports or additional enrichment classes. Full Day Campers are provided with a hot lunch and mid-afternoon snack.

Here is a sample schedule for Full Day campers:

8:50– 9:00 a.m. Arrival at The Leffell School
9:00 Morning Workshop – Enrichment Option 1
10:30 Morning Workshop – Enrichment Option 2
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Afternoon Challenge – Period 1
2:00 Afternoon Challenge – Period 2
2:50 Snack
3:00 Afternoon Challenge – Period 3
4:00 Dismissal

Additional Options
Early Morning Arrival commences at 8:00 a.m.
Extended Day option is from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Morning Workshops
9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Session 1: Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 24 (four weeks) $1,750
Session 2: Monday, July 27 to Friday, August 14 (three weeks) $1,400
Both Sessions: Monday, June 29 to Friday, August 14 (seven weeks) $3,150

Afternoon Challenge
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Session 1: Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 24 (four weeks) $1,750
Session 2: Monday, July 27 to Friday, August 14 (three weeks) $1,400
Both Sessions: Monday, June 29 to Friday, August 14 (seven weeks) $3,150

Full Day
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Session 1: Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 24 (four weeks) $3,250
Session 2: Monday, July 27 to Friday, August 14 (three weeks) $2,550
Both Sessions: Monday, June 29 to Friday, August 14 (seven weeks) $5,800 

A minimum deposit of $1,000 tuition plus materials fees is required upon registration for Challenge Camp 2020. Balance is due on or before May 1, 2020. There will be no refunds for voluntary withdrawal of a child after May 1, 2020. In the event a child withdraws prior to May 1, 2020, any refund will be subject to an administrative charge of $200 per child. There is no refund for any money paid after May 1. All withdrawals must be in writing. No material fees will be refunded after June 1st for class changes.

Full payment is due by May 1, 2020. Please note that certain courses may be subject to a materials fee. See details in the relevant course description on this website.

Optional Early Morning
Beginning 8:00 a.m.
Session 1: $100, Session 2: $75; Total: $175

Optional Extended Day
4:00-6:00 p.m. (includes a healthy snack)
Session 1:$275, Session 2: $225;Total: $500

Special Discount for Early Registration and Payment
7 week full day day session $5,500
3 week full day session $2,400
4 week full day session $3,100

To receive Early Registration Discount, Payment in full via check must be made by February 29, 2020

Sibling Discount
There is a $200 tuition discount for each additional child enrolled for a full day 7 week summer; $100 reduction for the full day 4 week session and a $75 discount for the full day 3 week session.


Challenge Camp is pleased to offer a transportation option to families in Westchester County, Manhattan and the Bronx through our provider, Mar-Can Transportation. All buses are air conditioned! The forms for your area can be found at this link. The camp office can also assist with potential carpool information. Please contact the office (914) 779-6024, if you have any questions or need additional information.

Policies and Procedures

You must complete your camper’s health profile and required forms on our Online Portal,, prior to the start of camp.

Students must select their workshops based on their current grade level. Early registration is recommended to ensure student’s first choice of workshops. The Director reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the enrollment is insufficient. In the event of cancellation, the child will be permitted to transfer to another course. All course descriptions and instructors are subject to change without notification. No material fees will be returned for class changes after June 1.

All programs are closed on Friday, July 3rd. An Open House Celebration is held on the final day of each session. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Complimentary camp T-shirts will be distributed on Picture Day each session.

Guests to the program for one day will be permitted at the discretion of the directors and subject to space availability. Cost: morning $100, afternoon $100, full day (lunch included) $200.

The camp is not responsible for personal property of the campers. There will be no reimbursement for missing possessions.

For new participants it is necessary that a letter from the school district in which the child is currently enrolled accompany or follow the registration form. The letter should indicate that the child has been identified as gifted, talented and/or an accelerated learner.

Rules for Campers

  1. Campers should realize that their conduct should reflect their home and school training.
  2. Campers must demonstrate proper respect when using school facilities.
  3. Campers must walk quietly in the hallways.
  4. Children must have a buddy when going to the bathroom or nurse’s office.
  5. No food is permitted in the classrooms. Any vending machines will not be accessible to the children at any time.
  6. Campers must show proper respect towards teachers, coaches, counselors and other campers.
  7. Campers are expected to manifest the highest degree of sportsmanship at all athletic competitions.
  8. Campers are to be courteous when entering, riding or leaving camp buses.
  9. Fighting will not be tolerated and will result in suspension.
  10. Electronic equipment such as cell phones, gameboys or ipods & cell phones are not permitted at camp.
  11. Challenge T-shirts are to be worn for Picture Day.
  12. Campers are to participate in class activities.
  13. Campers are to place sports equipment in the appropriate sports bin when arriving in the morning. All equipment should be clearly labeled with your name.
  14. Lost items are to be placed in and claimed from the Lost and Found Box.
  15. Any valuable equipment to be used in classes (cameras, musical instruments, etc.) will be locked in the administrative office when not in use.
  16. Any inappropriate behavior on the part of the instructor or counselor should be reported immediately to the director.
  17. Students must remain in their designated classroom for the duration of the class period.
  18. Inappropriate language or loud boisterous conduct is not acceptable in the school building.
  19. Wear appropriate attire for physical activities. Rubber soled footwear is required at all times at camp. Sneakers are recommended for all sports.
  20. Join your instructors at the designated area when you arrive each morning. Sit attentively at dismissal each afternoon….and have fun at camp!

Please contact the camp office if you have any questions.


All Challenge campers must submit a complete health history, medical release form during registration. Challenge has a full time nurse on staff to deal with emergencies and administer any medications your child may require. Challenge Camp is thrilled have partnered with as part of our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our campers and staff. offers online registration and electronic health record systems for camps.

Please click this link to access the CampDoc system and Register for Challenge Camp.

Lunch Menu

The caterer for Challenge Camp is the award winning Five Star Caterers. Challenge Camp is nut and seed free. If your child has a food allergy(s) or concerns please let us know and our Chef will ensure that a meal with your consistent with your child’s dietary restrictions is available. There is no outside food permitted on campus without written approval of Five Star. Please click the links below for our sample Summer 2019 lunch menus. We will post the Summer 2020 menus when they are finalized.

2019 – Session 1 Lunch menu

2019 – Session 2 Lunch menu