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Time to Start Thinking About Summer Camp

posted Mar 18, 2015, 12:51 PM by PS 172
'Tis the season to start planning for summer camp! Below is a list of summer camps ideas to get you started. Many of the camps below offer financial assistance. 

If you're interested in applying for the Fresh Air Fund, please see our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Hendrickson, 

YMCA – Ages 4 & up- Ask about a financial scholarship if you need it. With sleep away camps and day camps located in all five boroughs, the Y provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. There are myriad opportunities to focus on sports from soccer to swimming to martial arts, crafts, science and more. Registration for all YMCA camps is currently underway, so get in touch with the outpost nearest you to see what's offered. PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCAAddress: 361 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Phone: (212) 912-2580 http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/pages/day-camp-guides

The Boys Club of New York – Ages 6 & up- If you've got a son, listen up: This is a nonprofit that runs day camps from Monday, July 6-Friday, August 14 at its clubhouses in Harlem, Flushing and the East Village. Boys engage in a variety of activities, including sports, visual and performing arts, city outings and weekly trips to BCNY’s campus in Martinsville, NJ. The entire session costs $25 for the first kid, $35 for all siblings living in the same home, though there are nominal fees for certain enrichment classes and outings. For current members, registration takes place Monday, March 9 through Thursday, April 2. New members can vie for spots beginning on Monday, April 6. For more info, email info@bcny.org

Riverbank State Park – Ages 7-12- This stunning Harlem Park hosts a day camp that costs $550 for five weeks, Monday, July 6-Friday, August 7. Registration takes place at the park's office fromSaturday, April 18 through Saturday, June 27. Find more info on the green space's Facebook page. This stunning Harlem Park hosts a day camp that costs $550 for five weeks, Monday, July 6-Friday, August 7. Registration takes place at the park's office from Saturday, April 18 through Saturday, June 27. Find more info Office number (212) 694-3634 or https://www.facebook.com/RiverbankStatePark    

The Children's Aid Society – Ages 3-14-  Details on this summer are still being finalized, but the nonprofit usually runs camps at approximately 17 sites in the tri-state area, including country day camps in Westchester and Staten Island, and NYC day camps housed at centers in Manhattan and the Bronx, as well as local schools. Tuition varies by location. In the past, the East Harlem camp has been FREE, while others charged rates around $300 per week and also offered financial aid to those who qualified. Once info for 2015 becomes available, you'll find it on the website. However, if you are interested in a particular location, it's probably best to reach out to that center directly to find out when registration starts.  http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/camps

Oasis – Ages 3-11- Financial aid is also available, and Oasis runs a handful of free camps for students at specific public schools. Oasis runs several camps around the city, including programs near Central Park, in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, around the tri-state area. Participants go swimming, do sports, crafts and performing arts, and go on field trips. Best of all, the kids are outside almost all day, running around, getting dirty, having fun and getting tired. Families can also get discounts for paying early, referring friends and more, and kids can sign up for as little as two weeks.  http://www.oasischildren.com/our-camps/oasis-in-brooklyn-bridge-park/


Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program – Ages 7-12- Full and partial scholarships are available to those who qualify. BCAP is the only camp in the world whose campus includes a garden, a historic house, a nature center, a landmarked park, a library, a zoo and two museums! Campers enjoy a carefully crafted curriculum led by instructors at each site, often combined with behind-the-scenes access. The camp runs Monday, June 29-Friday, August 7.  Only a few spots are remaining in BCAP Summer Camp 2015. Please register ASAP, or sign up for one of our wait lists if your preferred session dates are full. http://www.bklynlibrary.org/bcap