About Deer Mountain

Discover talents. Unlock creativity. Join a family-owned tradition—and shine as you.

At Deer Mountain Day Camp, your child will become an unforgettable part of our story.

Our story began in 1956, when the Katz family founded the camp. Since then, we have all been committed to the same goal: to help every camper enhance their positive qualities and embrace who they are – as each becomes a unique and essential part of our community.

Deer Mountain’s heart and soul pulses throughout our transformative setting. The strength of our history, culture, and community comes from both campers and staff members. Our ties span generations. The impact we have on our campers keeps them in touch with us—and each other—well into adulthood. Many return as counselors—both to recreate their warm memories for a new generation, and to remain a part of our strong tradition.

Our campers range from 3-15. We offer your child a sleep away camp’s range of activities, facilities, and staff, each program crafted to meet their ages and developmental levels, in a day camp setting. Taught by experts we scout out, these activities give your child a chance to try and learn new things, excel at some, and always have a blast.

Located in Pomona, NY (Rockland County), we’re easily accessible to families in NYC, Brooklyn, Bergen, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties as well as Hoboken and Jersey City. Our mountainside setting—with 25 acres and a spring-fed lake—feels far removed from everyday life. 

Tomorrow beckons at Deer Mountain Day Camp. Your personalized tour awaits.

Our Philosophy

Send your child to Deer Mountain, and we’ll promise to listen and understand.  Under our insightful watch, your child will open up as themselves, try new things, feel connected to our community—and form authentic bonds and memories that will last well into adulthood.

Starting with our deeply involved camp directors, second-generation owners Roberta and Carol Katz, every staff member at DMDC believes we’re here to produce a better tomorrow, one child at a time. Basking in unmitigated positivity and nurturing encouragement, campers both discover what they’re good at—and embrace what they love.

Before your child arrives for the summer, we make sure to get clear on context. We work to understand your own expectations as well as the story your child brings to our community. We’ll partner with you to provide him or her the best possible camp experience.

You’ll come to anticipate calls from us throughout the summer—whether it’s regarding a first goal, a newfound interest, or a noteworthy friendship. If there’s a challenge, we inform you—and work to solve it together. When you send your child to Deer Mountain, our directors are a guaranteed part of the equation—and a valuable resource for you. Multiple layers of staff communication invite you to share in your child’s experience, every step of the way.

Your child will flourish at Deer Mountain. Come take a tour.

Deer Mountain Day Camp  |   63 Call Hollow Rd, Pomona, NY 10970  |  Tel 845.354.2727  |  Fax 845.354.5248

Deer Mountain Day Camp  |   63 Call Hollow Rd, Pomona, NY 10970  |  Tel 845.354.2727  |  Fax 845.354.5248