Catskills Camp

Dear Parents of the Latvian Camp programs!

Since registration for the Summer 2020 programs began, we have been monitoring the virus situation and debating the feasibility of running our summer programs in this period of social distancing. As of this week, our camp directors and board have concluded that in the absence of clear guidelines on how to implement a safe camp program in an ongoing health crisis, we can not guarantee our campers and staff a safe and healthy environment. It is with great regret that we will be cancelling all of our 2020 summer programs: 1st, 2nd, “Heritage,” and all “Īkšķīši “ sessions.

Additionally, the camp property remains closed; please refrain from making any plans to visit Nometne at this time.

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For more than fifty years the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York has been operating a summer camp in Upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains.  Located in a quiet, natural mountain setting approximately two hours north of New York City, the camp has seen more than 3,000 Latvian children pass through its gates.

The camp offers a variety of summer programs for children between the ages of seven (7) and fifteen (15), with special week-long programs available for pre-campers (ages 2 to 6) and senior citizens.

The camp embraces Latvian children, regardless of whether they are members of the New York Latvian Ev. Lut. congregation, another Lutheran congregation elsewhere, or are not members of any church.