Day Camp at the Bedstuy 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.


Bedford-Stuyvesant Y  |  1121 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216


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


It’s not too late to register! Complete the application below and submit a deposit for each camp session. Your child’s medical form, two passport photos, and deposit must be submitted before they can begin camp. It’s a good idea to keep extra copies of the medical form for your records. All consent forms and final payment are due by your child’s first day of camp. Don’t delay – camps are filling up fast!


Kinder Camp AGES 5-6

Kinder Camp is designed for children entering into kindergarten or completing kindergarten. 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. *Child must be 5 years of age by July 2 to be eligible to participate in this camp. No exceptions.

Performing Arts Camp AGES 7-12

Performing Arts campers will engage in various forms of dance, movement, song, improvisation, and self-expression, enhancing their skills and learning new ones. They will also participate in traditional, fun camp experiences, such as sports, arts and crafts, regularly scheduled trips, swimming, and STEM activities.

Swim Camp AGES 7-12

Our Swim Camp helps children 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: 7-9 and 10-12.

Sports Camp AGES 7-12

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.

Teen Camp AGES 13-15

Teen Camp is open to 13- to 15-year-olds currently enrolled in eighth grade and higher. Teen campers participate in hands-on programming geared towards building self-confidence as well as activities designed to engage them in developing educational and career goals. Field trips are purposeful in connecting teen campers to real-world experiences with technology, art, and character development through team-building. Campers will also participate in swimming, dancing, singing, sports, and more!





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.


Kristin Wagner | Youth & Family Director | | 212-912-2284 

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.