Summer Camp

The NYC Parks Experience Summer Day Camp program is an exciting chance for children ages six 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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Lottery Registration Dates

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 10, 2019

Summer Camp Dates

Monday, July 8 – Friday, August 23, 2019


  • 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.

Camp Locations

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

Due to site conditions at Owen Dolen Recreation Center and Vic Hanson Field House, 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.


Bronx: Debra Edwards, (718) 430-1847

Brooklyn: Tuwanda Harmon, (718) 965-8942

Manhattan: Christina Luna, (212) 408-0243

Queens: Nathalia Peralta, (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.