Day Camp at the Flatbush YMCA

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.


CAMPS

Kinder Camp AGES 4.5-5

Kinder Camp is designed for children entering kindergarten in September 2018. Structured day camp activities support the transition to kindergarten by building social and emotional skills in a fun and nurturing environment. We focus on classroom structure, transitional activities, and group play. Kinder Campers will participate in indoor and outdoor physical fitness, interactive science, literacy activities, theme-based arts and crafts, and local outings. To prepare our young campers for their transition into kindergarten and develop their skill sets and comfort level with city travel, Kinder Campers will participate in one field trip by bus each session.

Day Camp AGES 6-11

Day Campers will engage in activities that will enhance their social and emotional skills, help keep their academics on track, keep them physically active and challenge them to learn new things every day. They will have the opportunity to make new friends and take exciting trips throughout New York City. Campers will participate in a wide range of sports, arts and crafts, and weekly themed days such as Crazy Hat Day. In addition, campers will engage in a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math activities during each session. Day campers will be divided into age groups with children within one to two years of their age.

Day Camp activities are designed to help children retain and build upon the academic skills they have developed during the school year. Research has shown that children can lose a half grade of learning over the summer months. To help mitigate summer learning loss, the YMCA offers interactive programs such as Book of the Week, which gives campers the opportunity to read books and participate in facilitated discussions. In addition, activities such as journaling and age-appropriate science experiments will expand their literacy, math and science skills, and promote their ability to think critically. Field trips to museums and science centers will link to the camp-based activities and maximize educational enrichment.

Teen Camp AGES 12-14

Teen Camp is for young people who are currently enrolled in middle school, and is designed to immerse campers in a variety of fun activities that will keep them active, learning and engaged during the summer months. Through a variety of hands-on activities, campers will explore science, the arts, and sports, all with a focus on building skills, confidence, and strong peer relationships. Each session, campers will participate in community projects and citywide trips.

Sports Camp AGES 9-11

Our Sports Camp is designed to enhance various sports skills and fundamentals in age-appropriate groups. Through the coaching and support of camp staff with backgrounds or education in sports, campers will learn the history, rules, and key skills of different sports, all while practicing their techniques in mini-games. In addition, campers will explore the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship and a strong work ethic.


CAMP GUIDE

 

 


LOCATION

Flatbush Y  |  1401 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210

DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION

July 2 – August 24

Camp hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Extended Day hours: 8:00 am – 9:00 am  |  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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


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. 


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

Vincent Punziano  |  Camp Director  |  vpunziano@ymcanyc.org  |  718-469-8100 ext. 4308 

Meishay Gattis  |  Executive Director  |  mgattis@ymcanyc.org  |  718-469-8100 ext. 4304 


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.