Day Camp at the Staten Island YMCAs

YMCA Summer Camps

From swimming and sports to arts and culture, YMCA camps will engage your child in a summer of exploration and enrichment. The city is our campground.


LOCATION

Broadway Y  |  651 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310

DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION

July 2 – August 24

Camp hours: Vary by camp


REGISTER

Complete the application, and submit a $100 deposit for each camp session. Submit your child’s medical form and two passport photos by June 1. It’s a good idea to keep extra copies of the medical form for your records. All necessary consent forms and final payment for Session 1 are due by June 18. 


DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES

Saturday, February 10 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 24 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 21 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


CAMPS

Early Childhood Camp AGES 3-5

Our Early Childhood Camp—Camp Broadway—provides our youngest campers with hands-on, experiential, fun activities planned to support each child’s social, physical, and cognitive skill development. Activities include swimming, outdoor play, music and movement, plus interactive science, language, and literacy activities. Staff members experienced in engaging with preschoolers understand the importance of rich adult-child interactions and focus on building supportive, nurturing relationships with every camper. Early Childhood campers will enjoy campsite-based collaborations with child-friendly organizations and go on excursions within walking distance in their own communities. Campers also will enjoy our cool, air-conditioned classrooms and peanut/tree nut-sensitive facility. This camp runs from July 2, 2018 through August 24, 2018. (Campers must be completely potty-trained to attend. For full-day campers, lunch is required; snacks are included.)

Early Childhood Transition Camp AGES 3-5

Please join us for this five-day camp that runs from June 25, 2018 through June 29, 2018. Five Full Days Only. Please check with the branch for complete details.
For more information on Camp Broadway, contact Early Childhood Camp Director Allison Sicuranza at asicuranza@ymcanyc.org or 718-981-4933.

Swim Camp AGES 5-13

Swim Camp helps children and teens develop important swimming skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling values around water safety and responsibility. Swim Camp is divided into two age groups: 5-8 and 9-13.

The key components of Swim Camp are:

  • Swimmers are given an opportunity to build swimming skills.
  • Stroke development and training are tailored by age and skill level.
  • Activities and interactions emphasize building self-esteem and self-confidence.

Swim Camp at the Broadway YMCA is a two-hour camp that runs from July 2 – July 13, 2018. Campers ages 5-8 will have swim instruction from 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm; campers ages 9-13 will have swim instruction from 1:15 – 3:15 pm
For more information about Swim Camp, contact Camp Director Romulus Staton at rstaton@ymcanyc.org or 718-981-4933.

Teens on the Go Camp AGES 12-16

Our Teens on the Go Camp is open to current 7th to 11th grade students. The program helps instill the values of accountability and teamwork in addition to the YMCA’s core values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility. Teen campers will participate in weekly citywide field trips, community service projects, enrichment workshops, psat/sat prep, as well as programming geared toward building self-confidence and activities designed to engage teens in developing educational and career goals.

Counselor In Training (C.I.T.) Camp AGES 12-16

Our Broadway C.I.T. Camp is open to current 7th to 11th grade students and focuses on building tomorrow’s leaders. Teens gain job readiness skills by working alongside experienced staff, taking leadership roles and should be participating in training experiences. This camp is great for teens looking for work experience and/or community service opportunities. Campers also participate in swimming, dancing, singing, sports, and more!

Broadway Summer Fun Camp AGES 6-12

Our Broadway Summer Fun Camp is open to current kindergarten through 6th grade students who are ready to participate in a summer filled with awesome games and activities. It's the perfect place to meet new friends, participate in sports and creative arts, explore science and nature, swim, build core values and, of course, have fun!
Each camp week features different themes, such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pixar, Zootopia, Pokémon, and much more! In addition, campers will learn how to express themselves in a safe and bully-free environment while developing our four core YMCA values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring.

Broadway Summer Fun Camp runs from 8:45 am – 3:45 pm each day from July 2, 2018 through August 24, 2018. Lunch must be brought from home every day.
For more information about Broadway Summer Fun, contact the Youth & Family Director, Helen Larino at hlarino@ymcanyc.org or 718-907-6063.

Summer Fun’s Specialty Camp

Specialty Camp is a half-day camp open to current kindergarten through 6th grade students that offers specialized themed learning in the subject areas of art, cooking, sports, and science. This camp runs in one-week sessions from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Each week, children will learn basic foundations, ideas, techniques, and skills surrounding one theme. Specialty Camps can easily be transitioned into a full-day camp, if preferred. Campers extending their day will enjoy additional themed activities, swimming, and weekly nature walks. Try one or try them all!

For more information about Broadway Summer Fun's Specialty Camp, contact the Youth & Family Director, Helen Larino at hlarino@ymcanyc.org or 718-907-6063.

Aspiring Artists AGES 6-12

Available Week 2: July 9 – 13. Young artists will explore the wonderful world of art, through the use of an assortment of art media. Children will create drawings, learn to paint, sculpt, and design through the art of collage, and make their own masterpieces.

Young Chefs AGES 6-12

Available Week 3: July 16 – 20. Young Chefs is a fun-filled week where children will explore the world of cooking by creating different recipes. During the week, young chefs will learn proper hygiene, safe food handling and basic cooking principles.

Soccer Stars AGES 6-12

Available Week 4: July 23 – 27. Soccer Stars is designed to teach the fundamentals needed to play the game of soccer. Through coaching and support of staff, campers will work on their skills, as well as practice their techniques in mini games. In addition, campers will explore the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship and strong work ethics.

Basketball Stars AGES 6-12

Available Week 5: July 30 – August 3. Basketball Stars is designed to teach the fundamentals needed to play the game of basketball. Through coaching and support of staff, campers will work on their skills, as well as practice their techniques in mini games. In addition, campers will explore the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship and a strong work ethic.

Lego Robotics AGES 6-12

Available Week 6: August 6 – 10. Create different robots using the Lego WeDo curriculum. Learn how robots think and respond as you program the robot to move and follow simple commands. Campers will have plenty of time to play, experiment and learn.

Wacky Science AGES 6-12

Available Week 7: August 13 – 17. Join us for an excellent opportunity to experience hands-on science. Campers will use their creativity to build and assemble different projects and experiments during the week.


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FINANCIAL AID

Thanks to our generous donors to our Annual Campaign we are able to make the Y accessible through our Financial Assistance Program. These gifts provide scholarships for individuals and families who want and need Y programs, but cannot afford them. 

To apply, complete our Financial Aid application and submit it along with the required documents.


CONTACT OUR CAMP DIRECTORS

Helen Larino  |  Youth & Family Director  |  hlarino@ymcanyc.org  |  718-981-4933 

Allison Sicuranza  |  Early Childhood Director  |  asicuranza@ymcanyc.org  |  718-981-4933 

Romulus Staton  |  Director of Aquatics  |  rstaton@ymcanyc.org  |  718-981-4933 


Our camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and our staff go through rigorous training to ensure the safety and positive experience of each child.