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We are currently not accepting online applications for the 2013 SEED Program at Camp Oh-Neh-Tah. Please check back for an announcement concerning the 2013 summer program.

If you have any questions, please call 212-532-7050.

The Summer Experiential Education and Development (SEED) Program is the foundation of all our programming and the point of entry for all girls who join Girls Quest. Each year, over 300 girls attend this two-week program at our summer site, Camp Oh-Neh-Tah, in East Windham, NY. This goal-oriented summer camp program helps to lessen the Summer Learning Gap by providing activities that stimulate girls' learning and emotional development in an environment that is safe and nurturing while challenging girls to strive to their best potentials.

Summer enrichment programs are a proven way of bridging the Summer Learning Gap, which is thought to be due largely to the reduced opportunities for positive stimulation and activities in many communities. Thus, SEED incorporates literacy-reading, writing, and comprehension into many of our programs which include: arts and ecology work, performing arts, arts and crafts, in addition to being promoted through classroom exercises, daily journal writing and leisure reading. In line with our non-competitive philosophy, our program seeks to build self-esteem, promote acceptance of others, and encourage teamwork.

By leaving home and encountering new experiences, environments and people in a positive, safe way, our girls learn to step beyond the familiar with confidence. This, combined with their sharpened intellectual tools, gives them the motivational boost to meet challenges and face their future with optimism and the skills necessary to excel.

About Camp Oh-Neh-Tah
Camp Oh-Neh-Tah, which means "Silver Hemlock," is located 150 miles northwest of New York City and accommodates over 100 girls per session. The site covers 464 acres of wilderness in the Catskill Mountains, surrounded by 10,000 acres of state forest, and includes trails for hiking, Silver Lake for swimming and boating, as well as sports fields, classrooms, a library/learning center, the Windmill (our arts and ceramics studio), health center, staff lodge, animal barn, garden, and a high & low ropes course.