Moriches Rotary Club Raises a Glass to Munich with its Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. — As an ode to Bavarian Culture, The Rotary Club of the Moriches is once again hosting its annual Oktoberfest celebration at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck (located at Chet Swezey Road). This event will be held September 25 to 27, with all of the sights and sounds of the traditional Oktoberfest Beer Gardens and Carnivals, such as traditional German food, vendors and live entertainment.

Admission is $10, which includes entry the beer garden and a ticket for one complimentary beer or soda for anyone age 21 and over. Guests under the age of 21 are admitted into the park for free. All proceeds will benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.

This rain-or-shine event will be held at the following times:

  • Friday, September 25: 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 26: noon to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 27: noon to 6 p.m.

For the first time ever, the Camp and Rotary Club are offering guests the opportunity to spend the weekend, with land space available for campers and motorhomes. To reserve a spot, contact Bill Dovale at 631-878-1984.

Corporate sponsorships and vendor tables are still available, contact Peter Traina at (631) 404-6009 to participate.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp serving children and young adults ages six to 21, with both physical and developmental special needs. Its mission is to help these children to achieve equality, dignity and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education. Throughout the program, campers participate in many activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.

For more information, call Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck at (631) 878-1070, or visit


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, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.