Rooted in strong Jewish values, Island Quest Day Camp brings together four separate organizations to give you a summer like no other. Whether you want to fly across a zipline, make the game winning assist, or turn your recycled art into a robot, you can design a path that’s perfect for you. Every experience is unique. Every week is something new. Every adventure shapes your future.
Located at the beautiful Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights, Long Island!
Choose your Quest, find your fun!
Island Quest offers an innovative approach to choice-based experiences that allows our campers to choose their “Quest” (area of focus) each week. We offer three core Quests – Seek, Compete, and Innovate, each encouraging campers to dream big, seek solutions, and discover their true self. Whether you want to fly across a zipline, make the game winning assist, or turn your recycled art into a robot, you can design a path that’s perfect for you! Every experience is unique. Every day is something new. Every adventure shapes your future. To learn more about each Quest and our program, click here.
A Quest for Every Age
Island Quest empowers children of all ages to grow their interests and gives them the rare opportunity to create their own adventure.
Our Travelers (Pk-2nd grade) sample offerings from each of our unique Quests. Throughout our Innovate, Compete, and Seek pathways, we teach our Travelers how to make choices and encourage them to learn more about what they love.
Our Adventurers (Grades 3-6) choose their own Quests each week. Beyond these incredible choices, they enjoy traditional group activities like swimming everyday. Our Adventurers are given the freedom to blaze their own path, along with the opportunity to be a part of a larger community.
Our teen Voyagers (Grades 7-10) experience a whirlwind of adventures, combining the magic of camp with day trips and overnight excursions Throughout their personalized journeys, our Voyagers enjoy immersive camp-based activities and explore exciting new destinations.
Every Quest includes the pool!
We carefully balance our innovative opportunities with the everyday activities every child needs and loves. No matter which Quest you embark on, you’ll enjoy the pool everyday!
Everyone deserves adventure
Island Quest is proud to offer an Inclusion Program specifically designed to meet the social, emotional, educational, and recreational needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.
Coming to the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds…
We’re thrilled to announce some major additions to HKC, including the construction of an aquatics complex with three pools, new sports fields and courts, and incredible upgrades to our familiar shelters! View our current dates and rates.
We believe kids know what they want
With the understanding that experiences shape people, Island Quest empowers children to grow their interests and their beliefs. We encourage our campers to dream big, seek solutions, and discover their true selves, as we give them the rare opportunity to choose.
Their experiences speak for themselves
“One thing that I liked about camp this summer was how they found fun things to do while social distancing but still making it fun. And I'm excited for camp this year because I want to see the new stuff and how fun it will be.”GradenAge 10
“What i liked about camp this summer was that even during this pandemic I still got to have fun and make new friends! I’m so excited for this upcoming summer to go to the campgrounds and see all of the new things and make new friends.”AnnaAge 10
“I love camp at Henry Kaufman campgrounds because I get to see my friends and do fun activities like the zip line, spider climb, swimming and kickball.”TylerAge 15