Day Camp at the Long Island City 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.


Long Island City Y  |  32-23 Queens Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101


July 2 – August 24

Camp hours: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Extended Day hours: 7:30 am – 8:45 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!


Saturday, June 16 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, June 22 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Early Childhood Camp AGES 3

Early Childhood Camp 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, and 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.

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.

Day Camp AGES 6-11

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 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 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 expand their social skills and explore science, the arts, and a variety of sports. All activities will focus on building skills, confidence, and strong peer relationships, while also giving campers a sense of autonomy. During each session, campers will participate in community projects and citywide trips.





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.


Julia DeFeo  |  Day Camp, ages 6 to 14  |  |  212-912-2577 
Mihaela Schwartz |  Early Childhood, ages 3 to 5  |  |  212-912-2576 

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.