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Summer Camp

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

Last year's camp activities included: arts and crafts, computer classes, cultural and educational trips, field games (kickball, soccer, wiffleball, relay races), outdoor activities with the Parks' Urban Park Rangers, such as bird watching, canoeing, fishing and hiking, and sports clinics.

Specific activities, dates, and trip destinations this year will depend upon the camp location.

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Lottery Registration Dates

Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 12, 2017

Summer Camp Dates

Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, August 18, 2017

Cost

  • 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 2017 Summer Camp program, you must be chosen through our lottery. The lottery opens on Friday, March 3 and ends on Sunday, March 12, 2017. 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.

Camp Locations

There are currently no programs available for registration at this time.

Due to ongoing construction at Hansborough Recreation Center and St. John’s Recreation Center, summer camp will not be offered at these locations this year. We encourage you to enter the lottery at one of our nearby summer camp locations.

Contact

Bronx: Debra Edwards, (718) 430-1847

Brooklyn: Isaac Deberry, (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 and mini camps in Staten Island’s Greenbelt each summer. Learn more about Greenbelt Summer Camp offerings.

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