60 miles from NYC, on 460 wooded acres, sits SLC’s mountain lake
Directions & Transportation
Surprise Lake Camp is conveniently located, an easy drive from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.
Usual driving times
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Under 1 hour from Westchester, NY
1 hour from New York City
1-2 hours from: Brooklyn, NY; Hartford, CT; Long Island, NY; Morristown, NJ; Stamford, CT
3 hours from Philadelphia, PA
Campers arrive by car and plane. If you would like your child to fly to Camp, please contact the Camp Office to discuss your arrangements PRIOR to booking tickets.
Driving to Camp
We will be providing detailed information about camper drop-off as we get closer to the summer.
Flying to Camp
Each summer, SLC chaperones one designated plane trip from Florida, with van service from the airport to camp and back. Families book flights directly; SLC does not handle ticketing. Please call the camp office to find out this year’s designated flight. We may offer other arrangements as well, depending on how many people are involved and staff availability. For example, last summer we provided an airport van for a group of campers and staff arriving from Poland and also from Israel. All airport pick-ups are by prior arrangement only, subject to availability. Please contact Abbe, Camp Register, to discuss PRIOR to booking any travel tickets.
Bus to Camp
We will not be offering bus transportation to or from camp this summer.
In order to ensure the safest possible start to Camp we will be asking all families to drive their campers to camp themselves. If this presents a challenge to any of our families, we will work with them to figure out a safe solution. We will be reaching out to campers who normally fly to camp and will be making special arrangements, following our safety protocols, with them.