Summer Camp

The Children’s Aid Society believes that summer provides children with an important opportunity to play, learn new skills, meet new friends and be exposed to the world outside their community. That's why the East Harlem Center hosts four different programs: Home Camp, Bridge Camp, Wagon Road Camp and Alvin Ailey Dance Camp.

All Camp Programs utilize project-based learning and theme curriculums to enhance the summer learning opportunities.

Home Camp:

Home Camp provides campers, ages 5-10, with wonderful art and technology programs, plus pool trips, picnics, dance, amusement parks, museum scavenger hunts and other fun activities. Home Camp is free for all participants. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday

Bridge Camp:

Bridge Camp gives young teens, ages 11-14, a place to meet friends in the summer and experience New York City in an exciting new way. Bridge Campers are usually too young to have a summer job but too old for the activities in Home Camp. Bridge Camp offers them site-seeing in and around New York, excursions to baseball games and amusement parks like Great Adventure or Hershey Park. They work on fun projects such as photography, African dancing and volunteering. Bridge Camp enables youth to grow and learn social responsibility while they enjoy a fun day at camp.

Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday

Learn more about Alvin Ailey Dance Camp, Wagon Road Camp and other camps at Children's Aid locations in New York City and Westchester. Register for any East Harlem Summer Day Camp Program.

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