Hello to all Campers, Volunteers and Friends of DCC,

The 2020 camping season was forced in virtual mode and many of us learned more about zoom meetings to stay connected. From the campers I have talked to, that has only increased their passion and desire to get together in person in 2021. There are still many unknowns as we plan for our 2021 season. The staff and Board of Trustees continue to follow the NYS, CDC and health department guidelines. We are also utilizing the American Camping Association as a resource in determining procedures for 2021 and many will be part of long term guidelines.

We are planning to open up camp for our week long camping season beginning with June activities. Renewing our connections with our camp families is an important part of the recovery and using our entire 45 acres on the Lake will be a good/safer way to renew these connections. The Board will continue to monitor the current Covid rates and state guidelines as we approach the Summer camping season. We hope we can open and encourage you to make reservations for the coming season. These deposits will be refundable if the season is canceled or for any reason you feel uncomfortable with you or your children attending. The last date for Early Bird registrations and discount has been extended to May 1, 2021.

What will change in 2021? And How will DCC be making the camp safer in the Covid environment?

Welcome 2021 Season!


June 4-6: Women's Weekend
June 20-26: Family Camp I
June 27-July 3: Senior High Camp
June 27-July 3: Pilgrim Camp
June 27-30: Pilgrim Mini Camp
July 4-10: Junior High Camp
July 11-17: Theater Camp
July 18-24: Outdoor Adventure Camp
July 25-31: Family Camp II
August 1-7: Pioneer Camp
August 8-14: Soccer & Swim Camps


$25 Early Bird Discount ends May 1st

Announcing 2021 Board of Trustees and Committee Chairs

Jay Rich III, President
Nancy Pankow, Vice President
John Kiewit, Treasurer / Secretary


Bob Aures
Rev. Gary Burdick
David Hess
Rev. Lynn Morgan
Jill Nowicki
Bernie Deeg
Rachel Cummins


Bob Aures, Programming
Nancy Pankow, Marketing
Jay Rich III, Finance
Jay Rich III, Building & Grounds
Rev Jeremy Lopez, Personnel

Reach out to Committee Chairs to inquire about volunteer opportunities!


The Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers very much appreciate your continued generosity. With the absence of income from 2020 summer camp your donations help us cover expenses as we plan for our 2021 camping season.

Click here for a list of donations received 12/1/20 - 02/28/21

The Covid 19 Pandemic has really hurt Dunkirk financially over this past year. We are hoping that our Dunkirk Family will again give generously to keep things going.

I just checked my bank account over the internet and could see that the government stimulus check I anticipate has not yet arrived.

Once I get the check, and before using it for any number of other good reasons, I hope to remember Dunkirk’s need now and send a check to DCC.

Can we count on you too?

John Kiewit DCC Treasurer

Upcoming Events!

Dunkirk Camp & Conference Center

Director Meet and Greet
Virtual Event

Saturday, April 10 from 9:30-11:30 am
Join the ZOOM

Thursday, May 13 6:30-8:30 pm
Join the ZOOM

Look on DCC Facebook Page for More Information

Thank You Volunteers!

Dunkirk Camp & Conference Center

A Big Thank You to Tammy Gehrke and Anne
for the new and improved website!

Dunkirk Camp & Conference Center

A Big Thank You to Wanda, Sharon, Jorge & Larry for a much needed makeover on our DCC sign. Fresh paint, new letters and brand new graphics make this sign really stand out!

Dunkirk Camp & Conference Center

Fresh paint and shingles on the birdhouses! Thank you Wanda, Sharon, Jorge & Larry!