Summer Day Camp

Our Summer Day Camp provides a quality experience while bringing together a diverse group of children from Westchester County and New York City. Our belief is that when children spend time with each other doing fun, interesting and challenging activities they build close relationships and they see themselves as capable, happy people.

Our program is co-ed for children ages 6 to 13. Youngsters are placed in small groups according to age and gender, and are supervised by qualified counselors. The small groups give campers many opportunities to participate and get to know each other well.

The program features horsemanship, adventure ropes course activities, athletics, drama, dance, music, nature study, gardening, cooking and arts & crafts. Trained and experienced staff supervise these activities. The Swimming program features free swim and swim instruction taught by Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors.

There are also specialty days, theme weeks, and performances where campers perform a dance or skit for their peers. Some examples from the summer of 2012 are Western Day, Global Scavenger Hunt Week and the Line Dane Concert. Campers work with specialists to develop routines, plays and props for these events. In addition there are special guest performers, an optional overnight and a carnival that ends the season. As our campers come from different communities in Westchester County and New York City, the camp provides a rich multicultural experience.

Staff

Counselors and specialists are recruited from both Westchester County and New York City. They are selected for their childcare, camp experience, special skills and enthusiasm. They are supervised by experienced professionals who make up the camp’s administration. A full time registered nurse staffs our air-conditioned health center.

Food Service

We provide breakfast, lunch and snack each day for our campers. As part of The Children's Aid Society's effort to encourage good nutrition and healthy eating habits, our menu is designed to increase the use of fresh fruits and vegetables, cut down on fat and provided a varied menu with old favorites and exciting new meals.

Transportation

Transportation from Manhattan and the Bronx is available by air-conditioned school buses. Pick-up locations are designated Children’s Aid Society centers in Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx. Westchester pick-up locations are Croton, Mt. Vernon and Yonkers.

Hours

Day Camp for summer 2013 is in session from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 27 to August 14. To better serve working families, extended hours are offered at some of our centers. In Westchester, extended hours are offered from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During extended hours, campers are supervised by camp staff and engage in recreational activities.

Camp Sessions 2014:

Prices for Summer 2014 are listed below:

Session Registered by 1/31/14, Fee Paid by 3/31/14 Registered by 2/28/14, Fee Paid by 3/31/134 Registered by 3/31/14, Fee Paid by 3/31/14 Camp Fee After 3/31/14 Bus Fee Extended Day Fee
7 Week Session: 6/30-8/13 $2,900 $3,000 $3,100 $3,300 $670

$670
$335 (am only) $335 (pm only)

Daily Rate Partial Session^ $150 $150 $150 $150 $30 $30
Daily Rate Additional Session* $120 $120 $120 $120 $25 $25
4 Week Session I 6/30-7/23 $1,875 $1,930 $2,100 $2,235 $435 $430
$215 (am only)
$215 (pm only)
3 Week Session II 7/24-8/13 $1,480 $1,520 $1,600 $1,700 $345 $345
$170 (am only)
$170 (pm only)

^Daily rate for individual weeks purchased within a session.
*Daily rate for weeks purchased in addition to either 4 week or 3 week session.
$200 Camp Fee Discount on each additional sibling registered.
$100 Discount for returning campers.

We Offer

  • Red Cross Swim Instruction
  • Horsemanship Adventure
  • Ropes Course
  • Athletics
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Nature Study
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Art & Crafts
  • Optional Overnight
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Camp Carnival
  • Special Guest Performers

Summer Day Camp Application Package