The Badger Legacy
Badger was founded by Ruth and Jack Collins, who has met at New Rochelle High school in 1933. Ruth was an avid Ice Skater and Jack was a P.E. instructor for the US Army. It wasn’t long before they started running sports programs for kids under the name of “Badger.”
Badger found a permanent home in 1945 at 119 Rockland Ave, Larchmont, NY. Since then, the Collins family has been operating Badger Day Camp and have continued the founding philosophy of offering a wide variety of quality programs for kids, in a fun and safe environment, for over 60 years!
At the heart of our campus is an Olympic sized swimming pool. Surrounding the pool are ten acres of land with carved out areas for arts & crafts, yoga, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis and nature. All this is just to name a few of the many programs we have here at Badger. And what would summer day camp be without a few trees to kick back under to enjoy some ice cream?
Throughout the summer we also have special theme days that add a burst of excitement into the summer air. Campers wait all summer for the Badger Olympics and who can resist a good talent show? Other special days are the July 4th dj dance party, pirate day, surfing safari, carnival day and swim demo days to which parents are invited.