Long Island’s Longest-Lasting Haunted Walk Offers Thrills and Chills This Fall
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Spooky Walk returns October 21-22 and 28-29
Horror lurks around every corner during this 45-minute-long fright experience, considered the longest-lasting haunted walk on Long Island. Leading thrill-seekers through four campground buildings and the woods surrounding Kaler’s Pond, this year’s walk is certain be a favorite among the thrill seekers.
Upon completion of the Spooky Walk, guests are invited to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted corn, hot pretzels, homemade candy apples and more. In addition, t-shirts, sweatshirts, toys and other Spooky Walk merchandise will be available for purchase.
Admission to the event is $20 per person ($15 per person on October 21), with all of the proceeds benefitting the camp's mission to provide a safe and fun-filled environment for children and young adults with special needs during their summer and fall respite sessions. Thanks to thousands of participants, donors and guests, this event has raised millions of dollars for the camp since its inception in 1989.
“Calling this event a Spooky Walk may be a bit of an understatement,” says Marcella Weiss, member of the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws and coordinator of the Spooky Walk. “By the time you have encountered the mysterious sights and sounds of our haunted buildings and threaded the treacherous forest path, you may very well be running.”
For a sneak preview of some of the haunted scenes of the Spooky Walk or for more information on the event, visit spookywalk.com. For more information on Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, call (631) 878-1070, or visit www.camppaquatuck.com.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded primarily by donations and is a special place where children with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first-hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. Children participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for youngsters who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cookouts, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.