Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is the only overnight summer camp on Long Island that exclusively serves children with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities.
The camp accepts up to 50 campers per week-long session, with 10 to 12 sessions throughout the summer, and requests to join have steadily increased over the years. Across the country, autism is diagnosed in one of 68 children, according the latest available Center for Disease Control data, taken in 2014. The prevalence has increased over the last 30 years, from a one in 2,000 rate in the 1980s, according to the CDC.
Spooky Walk 2018 – The 30th Year!!!
Started in 1989, the Spooky Walk is a fundraiser hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs. Delivering about 45 minutes of scares, the Spooky Walk is considered the longest lasting haunted walk on Long Island. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the camp!
The camp’s total operating cost is about $800,000. Funding efforts like the “Spooky Walk” and the “Oktoberfest” that just wrapped up last weekend allow the camp to keep a near one-to-one camper-to-counselor ratio, while also helping to provide financial aid for parents sending their children to camp.
Enjoy craft beer, hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted corn, hot pretzels, home-made candy apples and more! We also sell t-shirts, sweatshirts, toys and other Spooky Walk merchandise for the entire family to enjoy.
The dates are October 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th.
Gates are open from 7pm to 9pm.