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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Here are some highlights of fun activities we offer at our summer camp!
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NYC Parks Summer Day Camp program has been cancelled for the 2020 season. Please visit ourParks@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.
There are currently no programs available for registration at this time.
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
The Greenbelt Conservancy offers day camps in Staten Island’s Greenbelt each summer. Learn more about Greenbelt Summer Camp offerings.