Camp Lee Mar: FAQs


Where do your campers come from?2023-12-18T00:16:01+00:00

There is no limit to this question. We are extremely pleased to have our campers join us from all over the United States, as well as from across the world.

What activities do you have at Camp?2023-11-14T21:37:38+00:00

In addition to educational and developmental activities such as speech, academics, and daily living, Lee Mar has many traditional camp activities like swimming, sports, and art. See Activities for a full list.

How do I know if CLM is a good fit for my child?2023-12-18T00:17:02+00:00

Our campers have a varied range of abilities within the mild to moderate classification. Our campers are fully ambulatory and have a basic grasp of their daily living skills. As part of the application process, every camper and their family meet with one of our directors. This is to ensure CLM is the most appropriate fit, with valuable information gained in addition.

How long is camp?2023-12-18T00:17:36+00:00

Our camp session is 6 ½ weeks long, however we are now offering a 3 ½ week session for new campers under the age of 12. Please see First Time Campers for additional information.

Summer 2024 starts on June 22 and ends on August 5.

Who works at camp?2023-12-18T00:18:20+00:00

Camp Lee Mar takes pride in hiring an experienced, qualified, and motivated team of staff. Each summer, campers are joined by an incredible team led by our three Directors.

How are campers grouped?2023-11-14T21:41:09+00:00

Through the information received on the application process and collaboration between home, camp and school, campers are carefully placed in a group that meets their support needs and group dynamics. We consider age, independent living skills, and social and communication skills, when creating our camper cabins.

How does laundry work at camp?2023-12-18T00:19:30+00:00

Our campers’ laundry is done once a week by a commercial laundry company. Laundry typically takes 3-5 days to return to camp. Please check out our Packing List for more info.

Is there a nurse at camp?2023-12-18T00:20:01+00:00

Yes, there is a nurse at camp (an RN or LPN), assisted by two nursing students or EMTs. We always have one nurse on-call 24/7 to attend to the needs of our campers. Our nurses are responsible for medication administration, health-call and take care of any other medical needs. A pediatrician checks in with camp each week.

Will I have contact with my camper during the summer?2023-12-15T19:59:27+00:00

Each camper will receive at least two phone calls from home throughout the summer during designated call times. We also have a camp app and photo website, where photos of our campers are uploaded on a daily basis.

What is the staff to camper ratio?2023-12-18T00:20:36+00:00

Each group typically has a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio. Additional staff such as kitchen staff, the maintenance team, and housekeeping are present to keep camp in great condition and running smoothly.

What is the weather like at camp?2023-11-14T21:44:56+00:00

Summers at Lee Mar average in the high 70s during the day, and the low 60s at night. If the temperature ever gets too hot, we have a special “Sunny Day Program,” enjoying lots of swimming and water games. In addition, all of our bunks and buildings are air-conditioned to make sure we stay cool. We also have a Rainy Day Schedule for whenever it is too wet to be outdoors.

How is your program structured?2023-11-14T21:45:53+00:00

Our program has been designed in order to provide our campers with a dynamic set of activities tailored to age and ability. We provide a structured environment that keeps our campers both interested and invigorated each and every day. For more information on the daily life of a camper, please visit The Lee Mar Experience.

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