Prost zum Oktoberfest: Moriches Rotary Annual Fall Event Returns
German Festival to Run September 23-25 in Support of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck welcomes back The Rotary Club of the Moriches and its annual Oktoberfest on September 23 to 25, rain or shine. German-themed food and drink festival celebrating the fall season will be held at the Rotary building, on Chet Swezey Road, near the camp. The times for Oktoberfest are as follows:
- September 23, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- September 24, noon to 11 p.m.
- September 25, noon to 6 p.m.
The three-day event will include German food, beer gardens, a carnival, vendors, live German entertainment and more. Admission is $10 to enter the beer garden (ages 21 and over). Children under the age of 21 are admitted free. Admission includes a ticket good for one complimentary beer or soft drink. All proceeds will benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp for children and young adults ages six to 21 with 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.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck also offers off-season weekend respites; for more information on the Fall Respite program or Oktoberfest, call Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck at (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, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.