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June 2022

Latest News From Kingswood

Volunteer Events

Thank you to all who helped prepare camp for the summer during our Memorial Day Set Up Weekend.. 

Upcoming volunteer events include:

  • Trail Blazing Weekend: June 11 & 12 Walk and clear the trails to make them safe for the summer. Meals included. Contact Cheryl Winship via text at ‭(845) 741-9652‬ for more details or to volunteer.

  • Senior Week: June 19-23 Come help finish getting camp ready. Meals provided. Contact Holly Moore at [email protected] for more information.

  • July 19 Volunteers Needed The Hancock Education Foundation supports local students' learning during the summer. We’ve volunteered to host a day of the program at Kingswood. Up to 50 children may attend. We need a few extra hands to help with the programming. Contact Lynn Grainger at [email protected]  to learn more or to volunteer.

  • Mark your calendars for Senior Week September 5-8 & Take Down Weekend September 9-11. Details will be sent out mid-summer.

Help Wanted : Lifeguard or Beach Attendant

Given the tight labor market, we are unable to fill the position for all weeks of the summer. We continue to seek lifeguards, but we’ve widened our search to include beach attendants. The beach attendant will maintain the rules at the waterfront, but will not enter the water for a rescue.

The Kingswood lifeguard or beach attendant is responsible for overseeing and ensuring campers health and safety at the waterfront, waterfront maintenance and bathhouse upkeep. The lifeguard stays in one of the cabins on site and works 6 hours per day - 6 days per week.  

If you’re interested or have questions, contact Cheryl Winship via text at ‭(845) 741-9652‬ for more details.

Women’s Retreat 

Come join the 2nd Annual Overnight Women's Retreat on Monday and Tuesday, August 8-9. Click for the details.

Summer Youth Retreat

The summer youth retreat for ages 12-16 is scheduled for July 31st through August 3rd. Details will be available in the next couple of weeks. Contact Lynn Grainger at [email protected] to be sure you get the email regarding this annual event.

2022 Camping Essentials

Financial Assistance

Everyone who wants a chance to camp at Kingswood should have the opportunity. If finances are a hurdle for you or a family you know, please visit this link. There are funds available to make summer vacation a reality. Click to learn more.


Remember your first time at Kingswood. It may be full of funny moments in hindsight because you weren’t quite sure how to do something.. There is a program in place now where less experienced campers can seek help from a volunteer mentor. Click here  to learn more to be a mentor or click here to request a mentor.

Program Schedule

The program for the summer is set. Click for a preview.

Kingswood Outreach

This summer we request that each camper bring a canned good or other non-perishable food. When a group finishes camping, they may also opt to donate their leftover unopened food.

Families in the greater Hancock community have been impacted by the changes in the economy. These food items will be delivered to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Hancock. It’s a cooperative endeavor by all the churches. 

On rainy days, families may pick up a no sew blanket project to make for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. This year’s contemplative sewing activity is making laundry bags for Laundry Love, an organization that assists with laundry expenses


Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center is our sister camp located on Shelter Island. Quinipet offers day and overnight summer camp for children ages 5-16 and retreat space for groups. Quinipet also offers pastoral retreats at no charge to active NYAC ministers.

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Kingswood is owned and operated by the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

(607) 301-0640‬ 

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