The Driftwood Way

Driftwood Day Camp was established in 1959. With the acquisition of Driftwood in 2008, the Kuznetz and Wagenberg Families turned Driftwood into the premier day camp on Long Island. With a magnificent completely rebuilt and renovated campus, Driftwood is the only camp named Best of Long Island by the Long Island Press for eight consecutive years.

“ What we’re finding is that, particularly since the onset of cell phones, parents value the Driftwood Day Camp experience now more than ever. It’s all about outdoor fun, making friends and staying fit. ”
Mike Wagenberg
, Owner/Director

Driftwood is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and exciting summer home for all of our campers. Driftwood’s the place where campers build confidence and self-esteem in a nurturing, caring environment. At Driftwood we believe that every camper should be inspired to do something great, whether building on previous experiences or learning activity skills for the first time.

Driftwood delivers a sleep-away camp experience in a day camp setting. Our campers can be heard chanting and cheering throughout camp each day, and the pride they take in their summer home is the key to their fantastic summers.


Our Athletics Team’s philosophy is that presented in the right way, sports are an integral part of the summer experience. We work hard to ensure that each camper receives every opportunity to participate and excel in the different sports and activities Driftwood offers. Our Professional Coaches help every child increase self-confidence, acquire and strengthen athletic skills, build relationships, and develop a strong sense of teamwork. Our amazing Athletic Directors make sure each camper receives professional instruction through Driftwood’s “Sports Academy” program. At its foundation, campers receive additional sport-specific training with a flexible blend of learning and fun. With the continued success of our Driftwood Leagues, we’ve now expanded this program for our younger campers both on the male and female sides of camp. Through friendly competition between teams, our goal is to build character within each camper. At Driftwood we teach the traits of Integrity, Perseverance, Positive Attitude and Respect – traits vital to every child’s growth and development in today’s society.


Driftwood Aquatics Team is super-excited about the upcoming camp season. Our ever evolving “Swim Like a Shark” program will again be absolutely spectacular. This summer an added emphasis will be placed on providing feedback to our Driftwood Parents. Expect constant updates regarding the progress of each camper’s swim development throughout the summer. We will again feature lots of fun and learning in the safest environment. With top-notch staff, state-of-the-art equipment and unparalleled instructional programs, your child will be swimming like a fish and having a blast too! As always, we are here to answer any questions or conerns you may have.

Unicycling/Balance Park Program

Our amazing Unicycle Program is the first of its kind. The program is designed to show kids that anything is possible. Our campers will learn to ride a unicycle using our proven techniques. They will start off on unicycles with training wheels and work their way up to riding the single wheel cycle. With the success of our Unicycle program the Driftwood Balance Park was born. The Balance Park offers all campers the opportunity to master the “Slackline,” which is a balance-beam trampoline. In addition to the Slackline, we will have other CORE strengthening activities; including cup stilts, hopper balls and balance bikes. When it comes to improving balance, concentration, motivation, and self-esteem, Driftwood’s Unicycle and Balance Playground is the ONLY place to be.

The Arts

Our Arts Program consists of so many different mediums. From Arts & Crafts to Drama and Music; Recording Studio to the Ceramics Center; Wood Shop to Jewelry Making and more, our goal is to bring out the creative and imaginative juices in all of our campers. At Driftwood everyone is proud of every project they make and every performance they give.