Summer Camp

If you are a representative of a licensed day camp looking for information about permitting for summer 2020, please visit our Special Summer Day Camp Permit Application page for more information.

The NYC Parks Summer Day Camp program is an exciting chance for children ages 6 to 13 to have a fun-filled summer! Campers engage in sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures while taking part in many of New York City’s rich cultural and educational opportunities.

Activities include canoeing and fishing with the Urban Park Rangers, tennis and golf hosted by City Parks Foundation, Learn to Swim classes with Aquatics instructors, and fun STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). Specific activities, dates, and trip destinations will depend upon the camp location.

Our summer camp program is extremely popular, and in order to make sure that we can accommodate children as fairly as possible, registration is conducted through a lottery.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NYC Parks Summer Day Camp program has been cancelled for the 2020 season. Please visit our Parks@Home Jr. page for links to online activities and resources.

Lottery Registration Dates

Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 15, 2020

Summer Camp Dates

Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 21, 2020


  • Regular Day Camp Cost (9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday): $500 per child for seven weeks
  • Extended Day Camp Cost (8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday): $575 per child for seven weeks (available at select sites)

How to Join the Summer Camp Lottery

In order to be a part of the NYC Parks Summer Camp program, you must be chosen through our lottery. You can only enter your child at one site, and all children at each location have an equal chance of being selected. To learn more about our Summer Camp lottery, please visit our Applying for Summer Camp page.

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Bronx: Debra Edwards, (718) 430-1847

Brooklyn: Benjamin Campbell, (718) 965-8942

Manhattan: Christina Luna, (212) 408-0243

Queens: Stephanie Joseph, (718) 393-7370

Staten Island: Dana Vitolo, (718) 816-6172

Other Camps

The Greenbelt Conservancy offers day camps in Staten Island’s Greenbelt each summer. Learn more about Greenbelt Summer Camp offerings.

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