Day Camp at the McBurney 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.


LOCATION

McBurney Y @ PS41  |  116 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10010

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


REGISTER

Complete the application, and submit a $250 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 all four (4) sessions 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

Kinder Camp AGES 4-5 

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. Campers will participate in instructional swimming, 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, campers will participate in one field trip by bus each session.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $655, Non-Members: $705

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, instructional swimming, arts and crafts, and weekly themed days such as Crazy Hat Day. In addition, campers will engage in a variety of fun and educational 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.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $620, Non-Members: $670

Teen Camp AGES 12-16

Teen Camp is for young people who are enrolled in middle or high 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. During each session, campers will participate in community projects and citywide trips.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $620, Non-Members: $670

Sports Camp AGES 7-12

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.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $620, Non-Members: $670

Basketball Camp AGES 7-12

Spend the summer immersed in the sport of basketball. Learn all aspects of the sport through skill-building activities, full court games, and activities focused on teamwork and sportsmanship. In addition to becoming basketball superstars, campers will also participate in traditional camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $655, Non-Members: $705

Circus Arts Camp AGES 5-7

Learn to amaze at Circus Arts Camp. This camp is an exciting adventure into the world of tumbling, gymnastics, and performance arts. This is not your typical clown school. At the end of the session, campers will host a showcase for family and friends. When campers are not practicing their circus skills, they will participate in traditional camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 1, 2
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $780, Non-Members: $830

Theatre Camp with TADA! AGES 5-7

Gotta sing! Gotta dance! TADA! will host a musical theatre skills-building class that focuses on the core elements of singing, acting, and dancing. Campers will learn popular songs from Broadway and one-of-a-kind songs from TADA!’s original musicals. At the end of the session, campers will host a showcase for family and friends. When campers are not practicing their theatre skills, they will participate in traditional camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 3, 4
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $780, Non-Members: $830

Robotics Camp AGES 6-8

Campers will design, build and program independent robots using LEGO® Mindstorms® equipment and software. They will explore their creativity while developing new skills in problem solving, cooperative learning and STEM. When campers are not practicing their engineering skills, they will participate in traditional camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $890, Non-Members: $940

LEAD Camp AGES 7-9

LEAD Camp will focus on the YMCA’s most civic pillar, social responsibility. An acronym for Learn, Empower, Act and Develop, this program will guide our young community leaders through volunteerism and advocacy in our own community and around the world. To culminate, we will engage in a service learning project together. LEAD campers will also participate in traditional camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming.

Sessions Offered: Sessions 2
Cost Per 2 Week Session: Members: $620, Non-Members: $670


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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 US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Shonnell Griffith | Youth & Family HR/Billing Coordinator | sgriffith@ymcanyc.org | 212-912-2312 


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.