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Camp SMILE Registration Now Open

The Town of Smithtown Recreation Department has opened registration for Camp SMILE (Smithtown Motivating Individuals thru Leisure and Entertainment), a summer recreation program designed specifically for children with developmental disabilities. Families can enroll their children (ages 6-17) in this enriching Summer camp experience online, using a simple registration form. Camp SMILE will run three 2 week sessions, and take place on weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 9am – noon at Fort Salonga Elementary School.

“No child should miss out on the enriching camp experience, or the importance of socializing with new friends during the Summer months. Camp SMILE champions accessibility, and underscores our commitment to fostering a welcoming environment where every child can thrive, build core memories and experience the pure joy of Summer fun. I can’t begin to express my gratitude for the dedicated team responsible for bringing Camp SMILE to life, including Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo, Recreation Director Tom McCaffrey, his talented and caring team; Tara Foglia, Angela Hardina, Brandon Modrov, and the invaluable contributions of the Disability Advisory Board.” – Supervisor Edward R. Wehrheim

Camp SMILE is tailored to children ages 6-17 who are enrolled in special education programs across the township’s school districts. The camp aims to provide a supportive and fun environment where campers can engage in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, field and playground time (weather permitting), gymnasium games, and other forms of entertainment scheduled weekly.

Camp SMILE Details

  • Dates: Weekdays (Monday – Friday)
    ○ Session One 7.01 – 7.12 (NO CAMP 7.04)
    ○ Session Two 7.15 – 7.26
    ○ Session Three 7.29 – 8.9
    ○ 1 Week Option: Session One – 7.01 – 7.05 (NO CAMP 7.04)
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location: Fort Salonga Elementary School, 39 Sunken Meadow Rd, Fort Salonga, NY
  • Session Details/Cost:
    ○ Three 2-week sessions available for $165.00 per camper
    ○ A special 1-week session from July 1 – July 5 (no camp on July 4) for $82.50 per

Families are encouraged to register their children as soon as possible to secure space in one of the camp sessions. Registration can be completed online at

Registration links can also be found via the Town of Smithtown Website ( or on the Recreation Department’s social media pages.

For more information about this new and exciting Summer Recreation program, contact the Town of Smithtown Recreation Department at (631) 360-7644 or email

To learn more about the Town of Smithtown’s 2024 recreation program, please visit and click the button on the homepage or follow the Town of Smithtown Recreation Dept. on Instagram (@tosrec) & Facebook (@smithtownrecreation).

Fort Salonga Elementary School is located at 39 Sunken Meadow Rd, Fort Salonga, NY.

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