April 7, 2019

Camp Details


Register by May 2 to receive the $20 Early Bird Discount – remember weeks and attractions fill up quickly.  When you register online, you will receive a $10 discount and confirmation by email.  There are also multiple payment plans available (register early for the most payment plan options). If you mail or fax your application and payment to our office, you will receive an email confirmation in approximately two weeks, unless you indicate you prefer it mailed.  You will also receive more specific information about camper check-in and your health history form to be completed and brought with you to camp.



Phone Usage

Call the main office to have your questions answered, 902-243-2097.  If you need to call your child, please do so if it is an emergency.



Photos & Updates

Click here to view daily camp activities and camper photos – pictures will be posted daily. Occasionally there are technical difficulties that interfere with posting pictures – please know we work diligently to correct the problem – we thank you for your patience and ask that you do not send emails in this regard.  We cannot guarantee you will see your child throughout the week and cannot take requests for photos of specific campers, but you will get a good overview of camp activity.  

You can also get the inside scoop on our Camp Pugwash Facebook page and Instagram account @camp_pugwash



Camp Rules

The Administration reserves the right to reject an applicant and to send home any boy or girl whose influence is considered injurious to the best interest of the camp and/or campers.

Due to safety, health concerns and camp environment, we request that campers do not bring electronic devices, computers, cellular phones, skateboards, scooters, jewelry, pets, knives, guns, ammunition, fireworks, matches, tobacco, vaping devices, alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia to camp.



Medical Help & Safety

Camp Pugwash is proud of it’s safety record.  A nurse is available at the camp clinic 24 hours a day. Camp Pugwash is not staffed to provide a full service special medical needs program. 



Staff Selection

Great camps start with the best staff.  We never hire on a whim or perception, only with unquestioning recommendations of highly credible people who know them well.  Staff employment requires a formal application, three recommendation forms, and an interview with the Camp Director.  A background check is run on each person hired.



Friends Can Stay Together If…

You sign up for the same attraction.  Campers are assigned to cabins according to their attraction, and on a “first come, first serve” basis.  This will enable counselor supervision at all times throughout the week, and will enhance your check-in experience on Sunday.  When registering online, register on the same day for the same attraction to insure availability.  If mailing your applications, mail applications to the office in the same envelope.



Stay More than One Week

As long as it is age appropriate for your child, we would be glad to have him/her register for a second week.  Free laundry service is provided for campers staying more than one week.



Seven Totally Healthy Days

Sunshine, fresh ocean air, up-lifting role models, lots of exercise and food (complete vegetarian meals) all combine to provide our campers with seven healthy days!



Camp Store

At our own on site camp store, campers buy Camp Pugwash mementos including caps, quality sweatshirts, T-shirts, snacks, etc.  We suggest $25-$50 spending money.  You may include store money when paying for camp fees.  We encourage campers to keep their money in the camp store bank where it is safe and they have access to it during all camp store hours. 

Any money left in your camper’s store account will be credited back to the online account your camper was registered under. The funds will remain on the account for future use unless you email our main office within 2 weeks and request a refund.



Camper Check-In

Camper Check-in at camp is on Sunday from 4:00 pm (Atlantic Time).  For your convenience, there will be a staff member stationed at the Youth Camp entrance to direct you. Because our staff is eager to make your child’s week at camp the best it can be, they are  totally involved with camp preparation details. Therefore, we cannot accept early camper check-ins or have parents drop off campers early.



Camper Check-Out

Junior/Teen & RAD Camp Check-Out time at Camp – 9:00 am, Sunday (Atlantic Time)

Pick up campers in their cabins and thank you for being prompt!  

Because your child’s safety is a priority, it is our policy for the parent/guardian to inform us of the check-out arrangements when registering your child.  The authorized person must sign your child out the following Sunday.  If there are changes in your child’s travel arrangements, please log in to your account to make sure you’ve included the person on the authorized pick-up list.  If after 5 p.m. on Friday, please call the camp office at 902-243-2097 so we can update the information and send your child home according to your direction.  



Same Day Check-Out & Check-In

If checking out and checking in campers on the same Sunday, Check-out may be delayed until 1:30 pm (ATL). There will be a $15.00 fee per camper for lunch and supervision. If you did not select this option during registration, you can make arrangements at camp during camper Check-In.  If you do not Check-out your waiting camper by 1:30 pm (ATL), a $10.00/hour fee will be charged per camper.