Welcome to Camp Mataponi
Founded in 1910 as a traditional girl’s overnight camp, Mataponi has been proudly enriching young girls’ lives for over a century. Rich in tradition, the spirit of the girls of the past 100 summer’s lives on today in a warm, nurturing environment that promotes the development of each child’s individual and personal growth.
Instilling core values, teaching an appreciation for others, learning new skills and activities are what we strive to pass on to our girls at Mataponi. We believe that healthy competition, in a fun and supportive environment, encourages girls to tap into their adventurous sides while exploring new activities and skills.
With over 25 years of “hands-on” experience at Camp Mataponi, as well as raising 3 daughters of their own, owners Marcy and Dan Isdaner can say they have pretty much seen it all! They have enjoyed helping thousands of girls make memories of a lifetime among friends, who ultimately become more like sisters at their “second home”, Camp Mataponi.
The Isdaners understand what it’s like to be parents with daughters that will grow emotionally and physically through the years – from a young girl into a teenager – in the blink of an eye. Because of this, they consider their roles as directors to be a partnership with every Camp family. By getting to know each child and her parents, they invite the whole family into the camp experience. Together, with other key staff that has been with Mataponi for over two decades, they work to build and strengthen each camper’s individual character and confidence to ensure optimal success summer after summer.
Camp Mataponi is a seven-week program that begins the third week of June and concludes the second week in August with approximately 325 campers. A 4-week session with an option to stay is available on a limited basis.
A healthy balance of land sports, water sports, fine arts, crafts, ropes challenge course, gymnastics, horseback riding, and more are offered throughout the summer to all campers. Each child’s schedule is designed with core activities in mind that she might not be exposed to at home as well as an opportunity to select “Electives” based on individual interest.
Camp is divided into eight divisions with approximately 40 girls in each age group.
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