To Our Valued West Hills Day Camp Families and Community,

In 1954, my father, Edward Gersh, opened West Hills Day Camp to provide the children of Long Island a day camp experience filled with fun, adventure, and skill development. He created a premier camp, and over the years, thousands of campers have shared in this unique experience.In 2014, when my father passed away, I continued to do all I could to provide the best camp experience for our children. Sadly, the world of day camps has changed quite significantly over the last decade as parents are making different choices for their children. As a result, summer day camp enrollment has been on the decline, and West Hills Day Camp is, unfortunately, no exception.

It is with sincere regret that we inform you that the 2020 enrollment numbers for West Hills Day Camp have gotten to the place where it will not be viable for us to open this summer as we had fully intended to do.  Any deposits and payments received for Summer 2020 will be returned in full immediately.

This decision has been one of the hardest I have faced in my professional life. The West Hills campus will continue to provide educational and support services to individuals with autism. I hope one day to be able to re-open a camp on these grounds that will offer both typical learners and those with neurobiological differences the kind of summer experience they deserve, and we can all be proud of.

We are so very grateful to the many families and dedicated staff members who have made our camp a special place over many years.


Kevin Gersh