Summer Camp

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 arts and crafts, field games, sports clinics, computer classes, STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), cultural and educational trips, and nature exploration with the Urban Park Rangers. Specific activities, dates, and trip destinations will depend upon the camp location. Currently, swimming is not a guaranteed activity for NYC Parks Summer Camp.

Campers pose for a photo with their camp counselor at an outdoor sports event in the park.

Campers pose for a photo with their camp counselor at an outdoor sports event in the park.

A camper tries out walking the elevated catwalk section of our ropes course at the Adventure Course in Alley Pond Park.

A group of summer camp kids in their pink Summer Camp t-shirts poses for a photo in the park.

Kids play Wheelchair Basketball as part of their outdoor sports activities at summer camp.

An instructor teaches a camper how to play golf on the turf in the park.

A kid at summer camp holds up a crab discovered on the shores of a creek in the park.

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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.

Lottery Registration Dates

Monday, March 7 – Monday, March 21, 2022

Summer Camp Dates

Wednesday, July 6 – Friday, August 19, 2022


  • 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 

How to Join the Summer Camp Lottery

The 2022 Summer Camp lottery period has ended. Occasionally, we may re-open the waitlist at select Summer Camp locations later in the season. Please check back, or sign up for our newsletter for updates.

If you have been selected in the Summer Camp Lottery, please visit our Applying for Summer Camp page for more information about how to enroll.


Bronx: Debra Edwards, (718) 430-1847

Brooklyn: Benjamin Campbell, (332) 999-8526

Manhattan: Christina Luna, (212) 408-0243

Queens: Stephanie Joseph, (718) 393-7370

Staten Island: Dana Vitolo, (718) 816-8103

Other Camps

The Greenbelt Conservancy offers day camps in Staten Island’s Greenbelt each summer. Please visit Staten Island Greenbelt's website for more information about their summer camp offerings.

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