Santa Claus Visits Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Friday, December 6, 2013

Who:               Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck staff

                        Moriches Rotary Club

                        Families and their children


What:              With the holiday season underway, the Rotary Club of the Moriches is hosting Breakfast with Santa at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Proceeds from this seasonal event will benefit the camp and its programs for the special-needs campers.


                        Representatives from the Moriches Rotary Club will be serving families pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. After breakfast, children will have the opportunity to have their photographs taken with Santa Claus.  


When:             Sunday, December 8, 2013

                        8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Where:            Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

                        2 Chet Swezey Rd., Center Moriches, NY


Directions:     Travel to LIE Exit 69 (Wading River Road). Take that south to the end. Bear right on Railroad Avenue. Take that to the second light and make a left onto Main Street (also known as Montauk Highway). About half a mile down the road you will see a sign for the camp. Turn left onto Chet Swezey Road. Take to end and make a right into the camp.


Photo Ops:    Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck staff members and volunteers joined by members of the Moriches Rotary Club. Rotary Club members serving breakfast to the families. Children having their photos taken with Santa Claus.




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.