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Parent Handbook Summer 2010

Athletics, Adventure and Growth.


CheckList for Parents

q camper forms:

All forms are due by May 1st.

Please return to us via mail to: Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, 3 New King Street, White Plains, NY 10604

q Emergency Contact Form (dark green) q Camper Health History Form (white booklet) q Medication Form (yellow) q Authorization for Communication with Medical Personnel (pink) q Camper Medical Form: Requires physician signature (white, one page) q Insurance and Credit Card Form: Requires a copy of health insurance card (orange) q Camper Profile Form: This form has a parental section and a camper section. Be as forthcoming as

q phone call: Please call our office after June 1st to arrange a mutually convenient time for your

q CLOTHING/UNIFORM: The Cloz Company clothing catalog is also available online at www.cloz.com.

q R&B Baggage: The baggage form is included in this mailing and should be returned directly to

q VISITING DAY HOTEL AND MOTEL RESERVATIONS:

possible as we use this information to get to know your son as best as we can before he arrives at camp. (bright green)

phone call(s) with your son while he is at camp.

Consult the catalog for Cloz’s travel schedule and retail locations. You should order your camper’s clothing as soon as possible to avoid last minute rush and delays. Note: April 25th is the ordering deadline for guaranteed delivery before trunks ship to camp, but we strongly recommend that you order right away.

R&B Baggage.

Refer to the list at the back of this book. Visiting Day details will be sent to you in early July. Consult this handbook for the Visiting Day date and policies.

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac is fully accredited by the American Camp Association and is licensed to operate by the State of Massachusetts as a children’s summer camp.


Table of Contents New Camper Information............................................................................................................................................... Page 1 New Camper Luncheon and Open House MAH-KEE-NAC OPTIONAL PROGRAMS............................................................................................................................Pages 1 Mkn Intensive Tennis Tutoring Mkn Specialty Week General Rules and Policies.......................................................................................................................................Pages 1-3 Gratuities Peanut and Nut Aware Policy Items Prohibited At Camp Technology Policy Extra Spending Money Tax I.D. Communications . ............................................................................................................................................................... Page 3 Mail Packages Telephone The Camp Mah-Kee-Nac Website HEALTH CARE........................................................................................................................................................................Pages 4-5 Required Immunizations Dental Check-Up Communicable Diseases Prescription Drugs Prescription Medication Insurance CLOTHING...............................................................................................................................................................................Pages 5-6 EQUIPMENT ............................................................................................................................................................................... Page 6 BAGGAGE INFORMATION....................................................................................................................................................... Page 7 Luggage Keys Baggage Return TRANSPORTATION to camp...........................................................................................................................................Pages 7-8 Camp Bus Schedules........................................................................................................................................................... Page 8 VISITING DAY............................................................................................................................................................................. Page 9 Visiting Day Protocol Parking Sibling Sleepover On Visiting Day Visiting Day Gifts DIRECTIONS TO MAH-KEE-NAC.......................................................................................................................................... Page 10 NEARBY HOTELS............................................................................................................................................................. Pages 11-13 RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS ..................................................................................................................................... Page 14 2010 CAMP CALENDAR.......................................................................................................................................Inside Back Cover


New camper Information New camper Luncheon and open house All new campers and their parents are invited to attend our New Camper Luncheon and Open House scheduled for Sunday, May 23rd, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM, at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox. An invitation will be sent in early spring.

Mah-Kee-Nac Optional Programs MKN Intensive Tennis A high-quality tennis program has always been an important part of Camp Mah-Kee-Nac. Campers interested in even more tennis instruction are invited to participate in a special intensive program. Headed by our tennis director, the MKN Intensive Tennis Program includes specialized instruction by our elite tennis staff. Campers will receive an extra 8 lessons of private instruction. The fee is $240 for the private lessons. A half program of 4 lessons for $120 is also offered.

tutoring Academic tutoring is available and can be arranged on a private, individual basis. Our tutors will contact you directly to discuss requirements and fees. Bar Mitzvah instruction is available during camp for a nominal fee. Please indicate if your son requires tutoring on the Camper Profile form.

MKN specialty week During MKN SPECIALTY WEEK your son will concentrate on one of seven different program areas which include baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, water sports, and outdoor adventure. At MKN SPECIALTY WEEK, we combine the best of sports and activities camp with the best of traditional summer camp. Your son will learn from experts during his activity periods and have the added benefit of fully-trained, experienced cabin counselors to help him thrive at camp. MKN SPECIALTY WEEK is unique in providing such high quality instruction in a structured, child-focused environment. Your son will make friends, improve in his area of concentration, and enjoy a great selection of elective activities while supported by our talented staff known for its focus on child development.

General rules and POLICIES Please reinforce the following rules with your son before camp begins: • The use of cigarettes, drugs, marijuana and alcohol is strictly prohibited. Any camper disobeying this rule will be separated from camp. • The simple rule we follow for camp living is that no one is allowed to have fun at someone else’s expense. Camp has an obligation to provide a safe environment to every camper and counselor. Camp cannot tolerate disrespectful and/or inappropriate behavior between peers or staff. • Any camper caught defacing camp property will be billed for damages and may be asked to leave camp. • Our standards of grooming and hygiene for campers prohibit extreme haircuts or coloring and wearing earrings or body piercing during activities.

GRATUITIES We prohibit the offering of gratuities to counselors and staff. All of our staff have been apprised of this policy. All staff members understand that if they accept a gratuity, they will be forfeiting their position at camp. It has always been our philosophy to compensate our staff fairly. The American Camp Association has also made this policy one of their standards. -1-


Camp Mah-Kee-Nac is “Peanut and nut Aware” This means that we do not use any food that contains peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or any form or derivative of peanut at all. In the dining room we will not be serving peanut butter or any foods that contain any peanut products. When bringing any food into camp on visiting day or on the bus ride to camp, please don’t bring any nuts or food with nut products in them, as we have many boys in camp who are severely allergic to peanuts and other nuts.

ITEMS PROHIBITED AT CAMP All types of toy guns (dart, Nerf, water, etc.) are prohibited. We also prohibit knives, including Swiss Army or Boy Scout types. DO NOT SEND LASER POINTERS, SCOOTERS, HEELY SHOES OR SCISSORS. These items can create hazardous situations in camp. Please do not send any aerosol cans. Directors reserve the right to confis­cate any items deemed dangerous or detrimental to the camp community.

Technology policy Any device that accesses the INTERNET or can be used for electronic COMMUNICATION is prohibited at camp. Please be aware that this includes PSPs, cell phones, iPod Touch and iPhones. Campers will also not be allowed to use DVD players, TVs or personal electronic devices to watch VIDEO. (If a camper arrives with a video iPod, we will delete the video content so that the iPod can be kept for listening to music.) Please be aware of the risks involved in sending any expensive and/or fragile possessions to camp. WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LOSS OR DAMAGE OF CAMPERS’ PERSONAL PROPERTY as iPods are delicate and not built for camp.

EXTRA SPENDING MONEY Most of our campers are interested in having spending money that they can use on trips. This spending money must be deposited into our camp bank and held in the office. No spending money may be kept in the bunks. When the boys are going out of camp, they will have an opportunity to withdraw money that was deposited into the bank. There are two ways spending money can be deposited into your child’s bank account: one is by sending a check to camp marked for spending money and the other is for your child to deposit cash when he arrives at camp. Below you will find recommended spending amounts based on past years’ trips and amounts we’ve seen deposited. Group Apache/Iroquois

Current Grade

$$ per session Trip

1-3

$10 $10

1st session trip: water park 2nd session trip: Children’s Museum

Mohican

4

$10 $10

1st session trip: water park 2nd session trip: Basketball Museum of History

Navajo

5

$20 $50

1st session trip: Six Flags 2nd session trip: Baseball Hall of Fame - overnight trip

Cheyenne

6

$20 $50

1st session trip: Six Flags 2nd session trip: Lake George- overnight trip

Cherokee

7

$20 $50

1st session trip: Six Flags 2nd session trip: Boston - overnight trip

Algonquin

8

$20 $50

1st session trip: Six Flags 2nd session trip: Maine - overnight trip (2 nights)

Seneca

9

$20 $100

1st session trip: Six Flags 2nd session trip: California

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TAX I.D. Our Tax I.D. Number is 13-4000217. Please keep this for your records.

COMMUNICATIONS MAIL Campers must write home a minimum of twice a week. It is important that campers receive frequent mail from home throughout the summer. This is especially vital in helping new campers adjust to camp. Please avoid writing letters that dwell on events at home. Write positively about your son’s camp experiences. We strongly advise every parent to send one letter several days before departure, so your son will have a letter waiting for him when he arrives at camp. You will receive your son’s bunk number when he arrives at camp. After that, be sure to include it when addressing mail. We urge all parents to send stamped home addressed envelopes. Please provide your son with additional stamps and stationery. Address all mail as follows:

Mailing Address Your son’s name Bunk Number CAMP MAH-KEE-NAC 6 Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA 01240

If you need to reach us with written information in a hurry, you can FAX us at 413-637-8245. Please do not use it for regular correspondence, as we are not equipped to handle a large volume.

PACKAGES Camp Mah-Kee-Nac has established a no package policy. For security purposes, we will not accept packages unless we have been contacted by parents and know what the contents are. If you have appropriate camp items (clothing, sports equipment, replacement items, etc.) you wish to send, please call us to let us know a package is coming. You can send envelopes up to 11x14 without contacting camp. If packages larger than 11x14 envelopes are received, they will be returned to the sender.

TELEPHONE Our phone policy is one call per session. Please call our Camp Office after June 1st to arrange a mutually convenient time. Calls are limited to parents only. You are welcome to call camp anytime during the summer. One of our Key Staff members will return the call as soon as possible, although please understand that we are out on the campus during the day and may not be able to return the call until the evening based on its urgency.

THE CAMP MAH-KEE-NAC WEBSITE - www.campmkn.com This summer, we will once again be using our website to give parents access to thousands of photographs from camp, as well as a daily newsletter. Parents and families will also be able to send emails, which we will print and deliver to campers with the regular mail. These services are provided free of charge. Access will be password protected and we will email you specific instructions for logging on and using these services in June.

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Health Care REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS 1. Diphtheria and Tetanus: Campers must be fully immunized against Diphtheria and Tetanus with the basic series of three injections and boosters. Campers through age 10 should have had a booster dose against Diphtheria and Tetanus within the past five years. Campers age 11 and up should have a booster dose of Tetanus Toxoid every ten years. 2. Poliomyelitis: All campers must have received the complete series of oral polio vaccine (Sabin). 3. Measles: An inoculation of live attenuated measles virus vaccine is required for all children who have not had measles. It is important to receive this inoculation two or more weeks before camp. 4. Typhoid-Parathyroid: This vaccination is optional. Some recommend that campers age 11 and up receive Typhoid immunization. If already immunized, a yearly booster dose is required. Check with your physician to find out his/her recommendation. 5. Mumps Vaccine: Mandatory for campers over 10 years of age who have not had the mumps. 6. Infectious Hepatitis: If camper is exposed to Infectious Hepatitis, gamma globulin should be given promptly after exposure. CAMP MUST THEN BE NOTIFIED! 7. Meningitis: According to the Massachusetts Board of Health, the meningococcal immunization is NOT required for attendance at camps.

DENTAL CHECK-UP It is important that all campers visit the dentist before camp. Parents of campers undergoing orthodontic treatment should relay any special instructions to us. During the summer, the orthodontist will make your son comfortable if a wire snaps or a similar problem arises. However, he does not do any substantial work.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES Please be sure to have your child inspected for the presence of head lice two to three weeks prior to departure and immediately before camp begins. We suggest a short haircut for the summer. If your child has been exposed to any communicable disease within three weeks of departure day, notify the camp immediately. Children may not attend camp until they have completely recovered.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Our infirmary stocks basic generic antibiotics and drugs. Please do not send any over-the-counter drugs to camp. They will be returned home. If a camper requires prescription medications from a pharmacy, the charge will be billed to your insurance carrier.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION This summer, we will continue to use a very successful medicine-packaging and distribution system known as KIDSMEDPACKS. All campers taking daily medications or prescription PRNs are required to have their medications packaged in this format. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE TO THIS POLICY.

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Why kidsmedpacks? • Multiple meds are placed in a single packet, coordinated for time of administration. (For example, all breakfast meds for your camper will be in the same packet.) • The child’s name and a list of contents appear on the back of each packet. Packets have perforated edges and may be easily removed from the roll when brought to the child for distribution. • Camp Mah-Kee-Nac’s medical staff does not prepare the medications – all responsibility for accuracy lies with the registered pharmacist who filled the prescription(s). • These secure packets are also portable for day and overnight trips. For the reasons enumerated above, all campers must have their meds packaged by Kidsmedpacks. For campers who take medication, there is a one-time $55 registration fee for this program. This fee covers the cost of packaging and shipping all of your child’s medications directly to the camp, as well as any necessary mid-summer changes. Please see enclosed letter and registration form in this mailing.

INSURANCE Please photocopy both sides of your insurance cards (medical, dental and prescription) and attach them to the Insurance and Credit Card Information Form. Medical attention in our camp infirmary is covered by your tuition. All additional costs incurred during camp are the responsibility of the camper’s parents. These include refilling previously prescribed medication, emergency room visits, local physician’s visits, and/or outside providers of medical attention. All of the above will be billed to your medical insurance carrier. Visits to dentists and orthodontists are billed directly to parents. Parents are financially responsible for any and all charges related to medical treatment which are not covered by their medical insurance including, but not limited to deductibles, co-insurance charges and portions of medical charges which individual insurance companies decline to pay.

clothing Mah-Kee-Nac’s official clothier is The Cloz Company (www.cloz.com, 800-876-CAMP). The Cloz Company catalog, store locations and travel schedule are available at the Cloz Company website. Review the catalog carefully, including the complete clothing list. You should order your camper’s clothing as soon as possible. April 25th is the ordering deadline, but we strongly recommend that you order right away to allow time for exchanges to be made. Please be sure that you order a sufficient supply of woven nametapes to be sewn into every article of clothing. The Cloz company will sew nametapes on articles purchased through them. All items brought to camp, including shoes and sports equipment, must be clearly marked with the camper’s name. Camp is not responsible for any valuables or lost property.

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SUGGESTED BASIC CAMP PACKING LIST CLOTHING q 2 Camp Mah-Kee-Nac tee-shirts (required) q 10 Additional tee-shirts q 2 Long-sleeve shirts q 8 Pairs of shorts q 1 Sweatshirt q 2 Pairs of sweatpants, jeans or other long pants q 1 Pair baseball pants q 2 Collared shirts for socials q 1 Pair khaki shorts /pants for socials

WATERFRONT q 3 Swimsuits q 2 Beach towels q 1 Pair of sturdy flip-flops q Sun screen, lip balm, UV protection sun shirt OUTERWEAR q 1 Lightweight jacket / fleece q 1 Rain jacket or poncho STATIONERY & EXTRAS q Stationery and stamps q Single-use or inexpensive camera q Books and non-electric games

UNDERGEAR q 14 Pairs of underwear q 18 Pairs of socks q 1 Set of warm sleepwear q 1 Set of lightweight sleepwear

SHOES & OTHER EQUIPMENT q 1 Pair of flat-soled tennis shoes (required) q 1 Pair of basketball sneakers q 1 Pair of athletic field cleats* (required) * Soccer cleats are preferred for soccer. q 1 Pair of additional sneakers (cross-trainers or jogging preferred) q 1 Pair of soccer shin guards (required) q 1 Pair of soccer socks (required) q 1 Tennis visor or baseball cap q 1 Tennis racquet (required) q 1 Athletic supporter with cup (required)

BED & BATH q 1 Comforter q 2 Sets of sheets with pillowcases (fitted cot-sized sets or 4 flat twin sheets) q 1 Standard pillow q 1 Cot-sized mattress pad (optional) q 1 Bathrobe q 4 Bath towels q 2 Hand towels q 2 Washcloths q 1 Shower organizer & filler kit: soap dish, toothbrush holder, cup, toothbrush, hair brush or comb, soap and shampoo q 1 Pair of shower sandals q 1 Laundry bag

CAMPING GEAR q 1 Flashlight with batteries q 1 Water bottle or canteen q 1 Day pack / backpack q 1 Pair hiking boots / shoes q 1 Insect repellent

Please see the enclosed CLOZ catalog for a more detailed packing list, including optional camp apparel and equipment required or recommended for specific activities.

Equipment Please make sure that all equipment is properly marked and labeled. Eyeglasses: If your son wears glasses, please send an extra pair to camp. Prescription sports goggles are suggested. Send extra contact lenses and solution, which may be kept in the infirmary. Golf Clubs: We supply clubs for instructional purposes; boys may bring their own clubs. Clubs may be shipped ahead to camp or brought in a carry bag on the camp bus. Fishing Rods: We supply fishing equipment; boys may bring their own fishing rod. Please remove the hook. Roller Hockey/Lacrosse: Boys may bring their own lacrosse and hockey equipment. We will provide all the necessary equipment for both sports, but all participants must have their own mouthguards. -6-


BAGGAGE INFORMATION Baggage shipped via trucking company: R&B Baggage is our official baggage company and serves the greater New York metropolitan area, as well as most of Connecticut, Boston, Providence, Baltimore, Washington, DC/Virginia and Florida. Because of space limitations and the complex logistics involved, all baggage must be shipped directly to and from camp. A small carry-on bag is permitted on the bus or plane. The only exception is for campers flying from the West Coast and abroad, who may travel with all of their luggage. Information related to baggage pick-up is included in this mailing. Baggage is picked up three to five days prior to camp and returned to you within three days after camp. Use of soft-sided trunks or duffels is preferred. Families that choose to ship via R&B should complete and return the Baggage Form directly to them. You will be contacted directly by R&B in June regarding baggage pick up dates. Contact R&B at 603-536-2197, fax: 603-536-4941, if you have questions or problems regarding baggage arrangements. Baggage shipped via UPS: We strongly urge you to use R&B if they service your area. In the event you are out of the R&B area, you may ship your luggage by UPS. All Florida families must ship luggage ahead of time. It will not be accepted on the plane.

LUGGAGE KEYS Please do not lock your son’s luggage if you ship via R&B.

BAGGAGE RETURN R&B Baggage will deliver baggage to those who contracted their services. You may wish to call R&B during the summer to confirm the return address. Baggage returned via UPS must be arranged though R&B. Special arrangements will be made for luggage for our international campers.

transportation to camp 1st session and full summer campers Departure for camp will be on Saturday, June 26th for campers traveling by camp bus or auto. Driving to camp: If you are driving your son to camp, please plan to arrive between 12:00 and 12:30 PM. Driving directions are included in this handbook. Taking the bus: Campers should wear comfortable clothing and a Mah-Kee-Nac t-shirt for the trip. Please note that the buses are air-conditioned. Campers should bring lunch in a small carry on bag. Only pack enough for lunch; we do not allow food in the cabins. Please do not send an abundance of sweet snacks and candy. DO NOT PACK ANY NUTS OR FOODS WITH NUT PRODUCTS IN THEM AS WE HAVE BOYS IN CAMP WHO ARE ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS AND TREE NUTS. For campers departing camp after the first 3 week session, specific instructions will be sent to parents prior to parents visiting day. You can plan on leaving camp after parents visiting day (by 3:30 PM) on July 17th with your son.

2nd session campers Departure for camp will be on Sunday, July 18th for campers traveling by camp bus or auto. Driving to camp: If you are driving your son to camp, please plan to arrive at 12:00. Driving directions are included in this handbook. -7-


Taking the bus: Campers should wear comfortable clothing and a Mah-Kee-Nac t-shirt for the trip. Please note that the buses are air-conditioned. Campers should bring lunch in a small carry on bag. Only pack enough for lunch; we do not allow food in the cabins. Please do not send an abundance of sweet snacks and candy. DO NOT PACK ANY NUTS OR FOODS WITH NUT PRODUCTS IN THEM AS WE HAVE BOYS IN CAMP WHO ARE ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS AND TREE NUTS.

Specialty Week Transportation Details will be sent to each family who has a camper who will be arriving on Saturday, August 7th.

travel by plane Campers traveling to camp by plane will need to contact camp to discuss travel plans. Be sure your son has a minimal amount of carry-on luggage and photo ID. Consult your carrier for current travel requirements and plan to arrive at the airport well in advance of the scheduled flight.

Camp Bus Schedules June 26th or July 18th bus pick-up Schedule for campers arriving via camp bus Livingston, New Jersey: Departure at 9:45 am - Livingston Mall from Peninsula Parking Lot Montvale, New Jersey: Departure at 10:45 am - Garden State Parkway from North end of Commuter Lot. Manhassett (Long Island), New York: Departure at 9:30 am - Birchwood Shopping Center - Marshall’s Entrance, Exit 41N of LIE New York, New York: Departure at 9:45 am - Rear entrance of American Museum of Natural History, 77th between Central Park West and Amsterdam Westchester, New York: Departure at 10:30 am - Bloomingdale’s White Plains from Bloomingdale’s Parking Lot Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Departure at 7:30 am - Double Tree Guest Suites in Plymouth Meeting, PA Boston, Massachusetts: Departure at 10:00 am – Sheraton Framingham Hotel

August 7th bus drop-off schedule for campers departing camp via camp bus Livingston, New Jersey: Arrival at 1:00 PM- Livingston Mall from Peninsula Parking Lot Montvale, New Jersey: Arrival at 12:00 PM- Garden State Parkway from North end of Commuter Lot. Manhassett (Long Island), New York: Arrival at 12:30 PM Birchwood Shopping Center - Marshall’s Entrance, Exit 41N of LIE New York, New York: Arrival at 12:30 PM- Rear entrance of American Museum of Natural History, 77th between Central Park West and Amsterdam Westchester, New York: Arrival at 11:30 AM- Bloomingdale’s White Plains from Bloomingdale’s Parking Lot Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Arrival at 3:00 PM Double Tree Guest Suites in Plymouth Meeting, PA Boston, Massachusetts: Arrival at 11:00 AM Sheraton Framingham Hotel

August 13th bus drop-off schedule for specialty week campers departing camp via camp bus Livingston, New Jersey: Arrival at 1:00 PM Livingston Mall from Peninsula Parking Lot Montvale, New Jersey: Arrival at 12:00 Garden State Parkway from North end of Commuter Lot. Westchester, New York: Arrival at 11:30 AM Bloomingdale’s White Plains from Bloomingdale’s Parking Lot Boston, Massachusetts: Arrival at 11:00 AM Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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VISITING DAY Visiting Day Protocol In order to ensure safe, happy, and enjoyable visiting days, please follow these procedures: 1. Camp visiting this summer will be on Saturday, July 17th. Arrive at camp at 9:15 AM. Visiting will end promptly at 3:00 PM. If you have a daughter at Danbee, you will visit at Mah-Kee-Nac on Saturday and Danbee on Sunday. 2. Be moderate in bringing food. Food in the bunk attracts insects and interferes with mealtime appetites. At the end of the day, we will collect any uneaten food from the bunks. Small gifts for your child are fine, but you should not buy gifts for all his bunkmates. Also, please don’t bring any nuts or food with nut products in them, as we have many boys in camp who are allergic to peanuts and/or nuts. 3. We will be serving a special picnic lunch on Saturday which we are sure you will enjoy. 4. If you plan to play tennis with your boys, please bring a pair of tennis shoes, as we only allow flat-soled sneakers on our Har-Tru courts. 5. CAMPERS IN JUNIOR AND LOWER SENIOR UNITS MAY NOT LEAVE CAMP AT ANY TIME DURING THE DAY. Our Upper Seniors (boys entering 8th, 9th & 10th grades) will be allowed to leave camp with their parents on Saturday after lunch and MUST BE BACK ON CAMPUS BY 9:00 PM. Little brothers are not allowed to go out with older siblings. 6. Pets are not permitted in Camp. There are no exceptions to this rule.

PARKING Please cooperate with our parking crew, and follow their directions. Do not park on the main campus.

SIBLING SLEEPOVER ON VISITING DAY Younger brothers who have signed up to sleep over should arrive on Friday, July 16th by 6:00 PM. They will rejoin you when you return Saturday morning. If you have any questions about the Danbee sleepover or would like to sign up, please call Camp Danbee at 413-655-8115. We are looking forward to greeting all our Mah-Kee-Nac and Danbee younger brothers and sisters.

VISITING DAY GIFTS We strongly urge you to keep food and gift items to a minimum on visiting day. Parents may bring a reasonable amount of food but for health reasons, please do not bring excessive amounts. We also discourage the giving of bunk gifts on visiting day or anytime during the summer.

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DIRECTIONS TO MAH-KEE-NAC (800) 753-9118 * From Route 90 East:

Exit B3 (first exit after toll). At end of ramp, go right on Route 22; go .7 miles, then turn left over bridge. Go 6.2 miles on Route 102 through West Stockbridge until you reach Route 183 (blinking light). Turn left on Route 183. Go exactly 4 miles to Hawthorne Road (small road on right only) and turn right. Go .7 miles to the camp entrance on your right. There is a camp sign at the top of the road. From New Jersey and South: Take Garden State Parkway to end - take left fork, onto the New York State Thruway. (Do not follow “New England” sign.) Get off at Exit 21A (sign marked “Berkshires and Massachusetts” Route 90 E). Follow directions from Route 90E*. Note: If traveling New Jersey Turnpike (Route 95) take exit 11 to Garden State Parkway North, then as above. Alternate Route: (not recommended for night driving) - New York Thruway to Exit 17 (Newburgh). After toll booth, follow signs to Route 84E. Cross bridge over Hudson and continue to Taconic State Parkway. Go North on Taconic State Parkway (Exit 16N) to end. Take ramp to right marked “Boston” (Route 90E). Follow directions from Route 90E*. From the North and West: New York State Thruway to just below Albany. Take road marked “to Berkshires and Massachusetts” (Exit 21A -- Route 90 East). Follow directions from Route 90E*. From New York City: North on West Side Highway to Henry Hudson Parkway, to Saw Mill River Parkway, to Taconic State Parkway North. Continue on Parkway to end. Take ramp to right marked “Boston” (Route 90E). Follow directions from Route 90E*. From Long Island: Whitestone Bridge or Throgs Neck Bridge to Hutchinson River Parkway North to Cross Westchester Parkway (Route 287 West). Take Sprain Brook Parkway North, to Taconic State Parkway. Continue on Taconic to end. OR Tri-Boro Bridge to Major Deegan North and follow the New York State Thruway to Exit 21A (Route 90E). Follow directions from Route 90E*. From Boston: Mass Pike (90W) to Exit 2 “Lee.” Turn right on Route 20W (approximately 5 miles) to first light (Route 183 - Lenox). Turn left (approximately 1 mile) to Monument in the Center of Lenox. Follow directions from Lenox below. From Lenox: At the monument in the center of town, take Route 183 South. Take a left onto Hawthorne Road shortly after passing the main entrance to Tanglewood. The camp’s entrance is one mile away on the right.

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NEARBY HOTELS Suggested Hotels, Motels and Inns for Parents Visiting Day: We suggest making your hotel reservations well in advance, as rooms in the Berkshires are very scarce during the height of the summer. Many hotels require a two or three night reservation. For further information you may refer to this list or call the Berkshire Hills Hotel Reservation Hotline at 800-237-5747 X140.

Lenox Apple Tree Inn (413) 637-1477 224 West Street Across from Tanglewood, restaurant, pool, tennis, gardens. Birchwood Inn (413) 637-2600 7 Hubbard Street

Cranwell Resort and Hotel (413) 637-1364. Rte. 20 Grand Estate, lavish guest rooms Days Inn (413) 637-3560 Rte. 7 & 20 a/c, cable, color TV, coffee shop, pool Econo Lodge (413) 637-4244 390 Pittsfield Rd. HBO, pool, tennis

Blantyre Summer: (413) 637-3556 Winter: (413) 298-3806 Route 20 Country House, secluded, excellent cuisine, tennis, croquet, swimming

Eastover Resort (413) 637-0625 430 East Street Tennis, Sauna, indoor and outdoor pool

Brook Farm Inn (413) 637-3013 15 Hawthorne Street. Afternoon tea, heated pool, f.p.

Garden Gables Inn (413) 637-0193 135 Main Street Pool, f.p., close to golf and tennis

Canyon Ranch (800) 326-7100 (413) 637-4100 Bellefontaine, Kemble Street. Spa, ultra modern health and fitness resort

Gateways Inn and Restaurant (413) 637-2532 71 Walker Street Elegant mansion. **** Mobil Travel Guide

Comfort Inn (413) 443-4714 Pittsfield-Lenox Road. Rte 7 & 20. Next to the Dakota Restaurant Cornell Inn (413)637-0562 197 Pittsfield-Lenox Road in Lenox

Hampton Inn Berkshires (413) 499-1111 445 Pittsfield Rd. Howard Johnson Lenox (413) 442-4000 Pittsfield-Lenox Road. Rte 7 & 20 Pool & Continental Breakfast

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Inns In The Berkshires (413) 637-1555 35 Walker Street Charming, private bath, continental breakfast Knights Inn (413) 443-4468 Rtes. 7 & 20 Tennis, golf & water sports nearby Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (866) 200-5203 Rte. 183 Nurture body, mind and spirit Lenox Inn (413) 499-0324 525 Pittsfield Road Rookwood (413) 637-9750 19 Stockbridge Road Victorian Inn, antiques, private baths, verandas Seven Hills Inn (413) 637-0060 100 Plunkett Street Summer White Hosue (413) 637-3416 103 Walker Street Heated pool, tennis, a/c, f.p., breakfast included Village Inn (413) 637-9756 16 Church Street Wagon Wheel Motel (413) 445-4532 Rtes 7 & 20 a/c


Walker House (413) 637-1271 64 Walker Street Colonial Inn Wheatleigh (413) 637-0610 West Hawthorne Rd Country House, magnificent restaurant, garden. Whistlers Inn (413) 637-0975 5 Greenwood Street Pvt. bath, quiet Yankee Inn Home Comfort (413) 499-3700 Pittsfield-Lenox Road. Rte 7 & 20 f.p., refrigerators, pool

Stockbridge The Inn at Stockbridge (413) 298-3337. Rte 7N. Private baths, full breakfast, pool, a/c, elegant The Olde Lamplighter (413) 298-3053 Church Street. Rte. 102 Charming Victorian, pvt and semi private baths

Country Hearts B & B (413) 499-3201 52 Broad Street Crowne Plaza Hotel (413) 499-2000 Berkshire Common Indoor pool, restaurants, sauna & fitness center

Pilgrim Inn Motel (413) 243-1328 165 Housatonic Street, Rte. 20

Ramada Pittsfield (413) 442-8714 1350 W. Housatonic St. Rte. 20

Quality Inn (413) 243-2700 on Laurel Lake, Route 20W 2 miles NW of Exit 2 Mass. Pike 52 Luxury rooms, lakeside deck, exercise room, sauna, restaurant, pool, beach

The Thaddeus Clapp House (888) 499-6840 74 Wendell Ave.

Super 8 Motel (413) 243-0143 128 Housatonic Street in Lee

Travelodge - Pittsfield (413) 443-5661 16 Cheshire Road (Rte. 8N)

Great Barrington

Heart of the Berkshires Motel (413) 443-1255 970 W. Housatonic Street, Rte 20

White Horse Inn (413) 442-2512 378 South Street, Rte. 7 & 20 Private bath, complimentary breakfast

Lee

The Red Lion Inn (413) 298-5545 Main Street Grand old Inn. Fine dining, old fashioned charm & hospitality

America’s Best Value Inn (413) 243-0501 Rte. 102W, 2 mi Exit 2, Mass Pike Clean, comfortable rooms, reasonable price

Pittsfield

Chambery Inn (800) 537-4321 1 Elm Street in Lee

Comfort Inn (413) 443-4714 1055 South St.

Morgan House (413) 243-3661 33 Main Street Stagecoach Inn, 12 rooms, superb New England fare

The Inn at Laurel Lake (413) 243-9749/1436 Laurel Street, RD Box 52 Country Inn. Lake swimming, tennis, boating, sauna

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Briarcliff Motor Lodge (413) 528-3000 Rte 7, 506 Stockbridge Road In room phones, color TV, a/c, continental breakfast Comfort Inn and Suites Hotel (413) 644-3200 249 Stockbridge Road, Rte. 7 Days Inn (413) 528-3150 372 Main Street 64 rooms, indoor pool, sauna Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (877) 863-4780 415 Stockbridge Road, Rt. 7 Monument Mountain Motel (413) 528-3272 249 Stockbridge Road, Rte. 7


Mountain View Motel (413) 528-0250 304 State Road, Rte. 23 East Seekonk Pines Inn (413) 528-4192 Corner Rte. 23 & Seekonk Cross Rd. 2 mi. W. Rte. 7 Thornewood Inn and Spencer’s Restaurant (413) 528-3828 453 Stockbridge Rd. Rte. 7 Call Terry or David for reservations Travelodge (413) 528-2340 400 Stockbridge Road, Route 7 21 rooms, some connecting, refrigerators, 2 suites Windflower Inn (413) 528-2720 Rte. 23 Antique filled country inn. Tennis and Golf adjacent

West Stockbridge The Williamsville Inn (413) 274-6118 Rte. 41 18th Century Inn, secluded, pool, tennis

South Lee Federal House (413) 243-1824. Rte. 102

Historic Merrell Inn (413) 243-1794 South Main Street Historic 200 year old Inn on river. f.p., antiques

Mill House Inn (518) 733-5606 Rte. 43 European hospitality, f.p., pool, garden, afternoon tea

Oak n’ Spruce Resort (413) 243-3500 Indoor, outdoor pools, tennis, golf and health spa

Williamstown

Egremont

Berkshire Hills Motel (413) 458-3950 Rte 7 Heated pool, breakfast

Egremont Inn (413) 528-2111 Old Sheffield Road 22 Rooms all w/private bath, a/c

1896 House Inn (413) 458-8125 Rte. 7 Beautiful setting

Swiss Hutte (518) 325-3333 Rte. 23 New England Inn, private baths, golf and tennis adjacent to Egremont Country Club

Jae’s Inn (413) 458-8032 777 Cold Sprint Road Room w/f.p. overlooking trout pond, excellent French Cuisine

Hancock

Orchard Hotel (413) 458-0164 222 Adams Rd.

The Hancock Inn Bed and Breakfast (413) 738-5873 Rte 43, Hancock Road Featured on “Good Morning America”, first rate food Jiminy Peak, The Mountain Resort (413) 738-5500 Corey Road Premier 4-season resort. Lodging, tennis, Alpine slide

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The Willows (413) 458-5768 480 Main Street Cozy, comfortable, a/c, pool. No minimum stay The Williams Inn (413) 458-9371 On The Green. Quiet, elegant, Colonial style rooms, all meals served daily


RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar (413) 637-0003 Church St. in Lenox Aster’s (413) 499-2075 South St. in Pittsfield (reservations recommended) Bistro Zinc (413) 637-8800 Church St. in Lenox (reservations recommended) Café Lucia (413) 637-2640 Church St. in Lenox (reservations recommended)

Church Street Café (413) 637-2745 Church St. in Lenox (reservations recommended)

Pearl’s (413) 528-7767 Raildroad St. in Great Barrington (reservations recommended)

Dakota Restaurant (413) 499-7900 Route 7 & 20 in Lenox (very family oriented)

Sophia’s Restaurant & Pizza (413) 499-1101 Rte 7&20 in Lenox (very family oriented)

Firefly (413) 637-2700 Church St. in Lenox (reservations recommended) Panda House Chinese Restaurant (413) 499-0660 Route 7 & 20 in Lenox

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2010 CAMP CALENDAR new camper Luncheon and Open House................................................................. Sunday, May 23rd

at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Camp Opens........................................................................................................................... Saturday, June 26th Parent Visiting/ First Session Campers Depart..................................................................................... Saturday, July 17th Second Session Begins........................................................................................................Sunday, July 18th Mini-Camp.................................................................................................... Sunday, July 18th - Friday, July 23rd Camp Closes....................................................................................................................... Saturday, August 7th Specialty week opens................................................................................................... Saturday, August 7th Specialty week closes.................................................................................................... Friday, August 13th Father/son Overnight............................................................. Friday, August 13th - Saturday, August 14th This booklet contains hotel listings and driving directions for your convenience. We suggest making any hotel reservations well in advance, as rooms in the Berkshires are very scarce. Many of the hotel establishments require a two or three night reservation. For further information you may call the Berkshire Hills Hotel Reservation Hotline at 800-237-5747 X140.


WINTER: Until May 15th

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, 3 New King Street, White Plains, NY 10604 phone: 800-753-9118 • fax: 413-853-3030

SUMMER: After May 15th

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, 6 Hawthorne Road, Lenox, MA 01240 phone: 800-753-9118 • fax: 413-853-3030

web site & email: www.campmkn.com • info@campmkn.com Chris “Bunkie” Roy (Director): bunkie@campmkn.com Lynn Roy (Director): lynn@campmkn.com Kevin Lilley (Assistant Director): kevin@campmkn.com General Requests: office@campmkn.com


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