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Click here for the brochure, Children's Camps in New York State

NEW YORK Parent Handbook


    Phone at camp: 845 878 6132

Equipment Lists

 REQUIRED:
A warm sleeping bag (it can get chilly at night)
Sleeping pad (cots will be provided, additional padding is optional)
Water Bottle (that can be carried with you at all times)
Changes of clothing for warm, cold and rainy weather
Rain gear
Bathing suit
Towel
Changes of shoes (one to stay dry, one that can get wet)
Flashlight
A 3-5 inch, sharp, non folding, sheathed knife (with parent/guardian
approval)
Blindfold (a bandana works great)
Toiletry items (biodegradable soap only, please)

 
OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED:
Camera/film
Extra batteries
Mosquito netting
Hat
Sunscreen
Bug Repellent
Notebook and pens
Journal
Reading material
Letter writing material/ stamps (we do not have stamps available)

DO NOT BRING:
ANY electronics (radio, CD players, etc.)
Anything that can’t get wet or dirty

Coyote Tracks in New York provides large 5 person wall tents, which may be shared with other participants as needed.

Camp Ludington is located in Holmes within Dutchess County in southern New York.
The address is:
136 Paine Rd.
Holmes, NY 12531

Phone: 845 878 6132

Driving directions:
FROM NEW YORK CITY:
Take New York 9A N Partial toll road
Continue onto Henry Hudson Pkwy - 0.9 mi
Merge onto Saw Mill River Pkwy - 1.6 mi
Take exit 4 to merge onto Cross County Pkwy toward Hutchinson Pkwy - 1.0 mi
Take exit 4 S-5-6-7 for Kimball Ave/W Broad St - 1.2 mi
Continue toward Cross County Pkwy and merge onto Cross County Pkwy - 2.6 mi
Merge onto Hutchinson River Pkwy N - 8.0 mi
Slight left at I-684 N Passing through Connecticut Entering New York - 28.6 mi
Take the exit onto I-84 W - 9.5 mi
Take exit 17 for Ludingtonville Rd - 0.2 mi
Turn left at County Rd 43/Ludingtonville Rd - 0.2 mi
Turn right at NY-52 W - 2.5 mi
Turn right at Stormville Mt. Rd.
Turn right onto Mountain Top/Stormville Mtn. Rd., go over bridge crossing rt. 84
Turn right onto Grape Hollow Rd.  This is a windy, hilly road. Go 1.3 mi.
Turn left onto Paine Rd., which is a dirt road.  There will be COTEF signs there.
Follow this road for less than a mile to 136 Paine Rd.  You will see a parking area, and can walk up to the camp from there by continuing on foot up the road a short way.

FROM I-95/NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE /AREAS SOUTH:

On I-95 in NJ, Take exit 7B to merge onto US-206 N/Lawrenceville Rd toward Lawrenceville/Princeton Continue to follow US-206 N - 6.2 mi
Turn left at US-206 N/Bayard Ln/County Rd 533 Continue to follow US-206 N - 17.3 mi
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on US-206 N - 1.6 mi
Take the I-287 N/I-78 E ramp on the left to Morristown - 3.0 mi
Continue toward I-287 N and merge onto I-287 N Entering New York - 46.8 mi
Take the exit onto I-87 N/NY-17 N toward Albany Continue to follow I-87 N Toll road - 30.0 mi
Take exit 17 for NY-300/New York 17K toward I-84/Middletown/Newburgh Toll road - 495 ft
Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-84 E Partial toll road - 0.5 mi
Keep right at the fork to continue toward I-84 E and merge onto I-84 E Partial toll road - 16.3 mi
Take exit 16N for Taconic State Pkwy N toward Albany N - 0.3 mi
Merge onto New York 987G N/Taconic State Pkwy - 1.3 mi
Take the ramp to NY-52 E - 0.2 mi
Turn right at NY-52 E - 3.1 mi

Turn right at Stormville Mt. Rd.
Turn right onto Mountain Top/Stormville Mtn. Rd., go over bridge crossing rt. 84
Turn right onto Grape Hollow Rd.  This is a windy, hilly road. Go 1.3 mi.
Turn left onto Paine Rd., which is a dirt road.  There will be COTEF signs there.
Follow this road for less than a mile to 136 Paine Rd.  You will see a parking area, and can walk up to the camp from there by continuing on foot up the road a short way.

FROM BOSTON/AREAS EAST:
On I-90 West, take exit 9 to merge onto I-84 W toward US-20/Hartford/New York City Partial toll road Passing through Connecticut Entering New York - 118 mi
Take exit 17 for Ludingtonville Rd - 0.2 mi
Turn left at County Rd 43/Ludingtonville Rd - 0.2 mi
Turn right at NY-52 W - 2.5 mi
Turn right at Appalachian Trail/Mountain Top Rd - 1.0 mi
Turn right at Appalachian Trail/Grape Hollow Rd - 1.3 mi
Turn left at Paine Rd - 0.7 mi
Turn right to stay on Paine Rd Destination will be on the left - 0.3 mi
Arrive at: 136 Paine Rd Holmes, NY 12531

FROM ROUTE 80/AREAS WEST:
On Route 80 East, take exit 260B on the left to merge onto I-81 N toward Wilkes-Barre - 35.3 mi
Take exit 187 to merge onto I-380 S/I-84 E toward Mt Pocono Continue to follow I-84 E Partial toll road Entering New York - 108 mi
Take exit 16N for Taconic State Pkwy N toward Albany N - 0.3 mi
Merge onto New York 987G N/Taconic State Pkwy - 1.3 mi
Take the ramp to NY-52 E - 0.2 mi
Turn right at NY-52 E - 3.1 mi
Turn right at Stormville Mt. Rd.
Turn right onto Mountain Top/Stormville Mtn. Rd., go over bridge crossing rt. 84
Turn right onto Grape Hollow Rd.  This is a windy, hilly road. Go 1.3 mi.
Turn left onto Paine Rd., which is a dirt road.  There will be COTEF signs there.
Follow this road for less than a mile to 136 Paine Rd.  You will see a parking area, and can walk up to the camp from there by continuing on foot up the road a short way.

Airport Instructions (New York programs)

Please read the following information carefully!

(NOTE: The Coyote Tracks camp is NOT in the same location as Tracker School.)
All program participants must arrive and depart from LaGuardia Airport. Coyote Tracks will only do pick-up/drop-offs at this airport. (*If flying into another airport, it will be your responsibility to arrange transportation to Camp Ludington, or LaGuardia Airport within the designated time frames for pick-up, as well as notifying our office of these plans.)
Please refer to the following when making your flight arrangements:
• ALL FLIGHT INFORMATION must be sent to our office at least two weeks prior to your arrival! This is necessary to ensure an airport pick-up/drop-off for your family or child/teen.
• Plan for your flight to arrive no later than 4:00pm on the day your class begins.
• Coyote Tracks representatives will be at the airport for pick-up beginning at 2:00pm on the day class begins. All teens that are allowed by the airline to proceed unaccompanied and families will need to meet Coyote Tracks outside the airport’s central terminal, outside of terminal D.
• Our final airport pick-up van/bus will leave the airport by 5:00pm in order to return to Camp Ludington in time for dinner.
• On the day that class ends, our van/bus will leave Camp Ludington promptly at 12:00PM. We will arrive at LaGuardia roughly around 1:30pm. Due to this, we recommend that you arrange your departing flight to leave after 4:00pm.
-- IF YOUR CHILD IS AN “UNACCOMPANIED MINOR” (GENERALLY UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE, & SOMETIMES UNDER AGE 15, DEPENDING ON THE INDIVIDUAL AIRLINE):
• Please inform the airline that your child is traveling alone, and that a representative from our program will be meeting your child at their gate upon arrival.
• In order for the airline to release your child to the Coyote Tracks representative at the gate, we may need a special pass that you must request separately from the airline.
• You can send this to our Manahawkin office, or have the airline mail it to us directly.
• Generally the airline will require the name, address and phone number of the person that will be meet-ing your child upon arrival. We will have this information 48 hours prior to the date that your child will be arriving. You will need to call our Manahawkin or Camp Ludington office for that information in order to ensure that your child will be met at his/her gate!
PLEASE NOTE: Your child may need a photo ID for his/her return trip -- please check with the airline on this requirement.

 

Arrival and Pick up Times


Please check your dates carefully. Most Coyote Tracks classes start on a Sunday and end on a Friday.

IF YOU ARE ARRIVING/ PICKING-UP BY CAR:
- We will begin registration at 2:00pm on the day the class begins. You may arrive before this time, however, no one will be available to help you until 2:00pm.

- Please arrive before 5:30pm on the day the class begins. Dinner is at 6:00pm; you will need time to register and set up.

- The course ends at 12:00pm on the Friday. We head into staff meetings immediately, so be sure to pick up your child by noon. You can arrive anytime that morning. Be aware, however, that your child will be engaged in culmination activities and goodbyes until noon. You are welcome to join us in our ending ceremony if you arrive early.

IF YOU ARE ARRIVING/DEPARTING BY COMMERCIAL AIRLINE SEE *AIRPORT INSTRUCTIONS*

NOTE: THERE IS LIMITED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO CAMP LUDINGTON. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BY CAR OR PLANE. THANK YOU!




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Holly Strahan,
Jan 31, 2014, 4:11 AM
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