A Summer Program Building Memories and Friendships to Last a Lifetime

About Us

HOFRush Day Camp have been the leader in unforgettable summer camp experience since 1971.Michael Rush

Founded by Naismith Hall of Fame Coach, Cathy Rush, Rush Day Camp core values stem from Cathy's experience as a coach, educator, mentor, and single mother of two.  These values are carried on today by Michael Rush and the dedicated Rush Day Camp Team.

Rush Day Camp offers a safe, professional, friendly environment, with engaged counselors, and cutting-edge facilities.  We take pride in knowing our campers are learning together in the safest possible care. Rush Day Camp welcomes the individual talents and interests of each camper and always looks forward to providing an environment that nurtures growth through individual initiative, group challenges, sportsmanship, and fun!

Rush Day Camp at Sarah Lawrence College offers air-conditioned facilities, indoor swimming pool, playing fields, classrooms, and state of the art technology.  Rush Day Camp is proud to partner with many elite institutions to provide a vital community service.

"My kids have loved Rush Day Camp for over seven years!  They have a fun, but relaxed schedule, great weekly themes, and lots of interesting guests.  Most importantly they hire kind, friendly and well-balanced counselors, and train them well - the counselors make every minute of the day fun for the kids.  My son loved it at 5 and still likes it at 12 - not many places I can say that about"
- C. Hofmann

Our Mission, Our Philosophy, and Why You Should Choose Rush Day Camp.

Our Mission:

Rush Day Camp's mission is to provide a quality service that reaches beyond our campers and parents’ highest expectations. We want campers to experience the best of the best!


Our Camp Philosophy:

The Rush Day Camp philosophy is rooted in the belief that we are responsible for the health, safety and personal growth of all our campers. We believe that the positive example of our entire staff will directly reflect on the attitude of all our campers. We believe that each day should provide a learning experience in promoting self-esteem, meeting new friends and mastering new tasks for both campers and staff in an environment of fun, cooperation and caring. All of us, staff and campers, work together to help each other reach our potential. It is our duty to make sure each camper comes to understand the meaning of friendship, teamwork, and accomplishment. This philosophy is captured in a relaxed atmosphere where learning is emphasized and fun is demanded.

Why Choose Rush Day Camp?

Knowing the Rush Day Camp story gives the full picture of how and why Rush Day Camp serves families as well as we do.  Our core values come from Cathy Rush, who started running summer camp to offer young people opportunities they never had before.  As a single mother, Cathy needed to find a way to provide for her children and have the ability to parent her two sons.  This leading value aids in our better understanding of how to serve working parents.  Today's families face constant challenges.  Rush Day Camp Day Camp takes pride in serving the individual camper and family.  Rush Day Camp offers the greatest value, flexibility, staff-ratio, and positive environment of any comparable program.  We invite you to find out more about Rush Day Camp.