Summer Day Camp

Our Summer Day Camp experience brings together a diverse group of children from Westchester County and New York City. 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, archery, athletics, drama, dance, music, nature study, cooking, team building, and arts & crafts. Trained and experienced staff will supervise these activities. The Swimming program features free swim, water slide, and swim instruction taught by Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. 

There are also specialty days, theme weeks, and camper dance/drama performances. Some examples from the summer of 2015 are Western Day, Camp Olympics, and the Line Dane Concert. Campers work with specialists to develop routines, skits,  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 NYC and Westchester, the camp provides a rich multicultural experience.

Staff

Counselors and specialists are recruited from both NYC and Westchester. They are selected for their childcare 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. The camp does not serve or use any peanuts or foods with peanut ingredients.

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 2016 is in session from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 29 to August 12. 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 2016:

Prices for Summer 2016 are listed below:

Session Registered by 1/31/16, Fee Paid by 3/31/16 Registered by 2/29/16, Fee Paid by 3/31/16 Registered by 3/31/16, Fee Paid by 3/31/16 Camp Fee After 3/31/16 Bus Fee Extended Day Fee
Full Session:
32 days
6/29-8/12
$3,200 $3,350 $3,350 $3,700 $750

$750
$375 (am only) $375 (pm only)

First Session
17 days
6/29-7/22
$2,075 $2,130 $2,300 $2,435 $488 $488
$244 (am only)
$244 (pm only)

Second Session
15 days
7/25-8/12

$1,600 $1,640 $1,720 $1,820 $375 $375
$187 (am only)
$187 (pm only)
Daily Rate
for Partial Session:
five day minimum ^
$160 $160 $160 $160 $35 $35
Daily Rate Additional Session* $120 $120 $120
$120
 
$30 $30

$200 Camp Fee Discount on each additional sibling registered.
$150 Discount for returning campers.

^Rate for days purchased within a session.
*Rate for days purchased in addition to the First or Second Session

Please call the camp office for a Camp Tour at 914-238-4761 or email janetl@childrensaidsociety.org.

We Offer

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

Summer Day Camp Application Package