Summer Camp

If you are a representative of a licensed day camp looking for information about permitting for summer 2021, 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 with the NYC Parks’ Team.

Activities will include nature exploration with the Urban Park Rangers fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programs and a variety of games, arts and other recreational activities. Specific activities, dates, and walking 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.

* NYC Parks Learning Lab Participants will receive priority, they will be offered a slot at their home center prior to lottery registration opening.

COVID Practices

NYC Parks follows all State, City and CDC Requirements. As part of this practice Daily Health Screenings are required of staff and participants.

Parks’ Core Four:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance from others
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands frequently

Lottery Registration Dates

Friday, May 21 – Sunday, May 30, 2021

Summer Camp Dates

Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, August 20, 2021


Normal camp fees will be waived this year. NYC Parks will be requiring a $25 per-child registration fee.


Regular Day: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($25)

Extended Day: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (No additional fee. If your child is selected you will need to note that you prefer this option in your application).

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.


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

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