Summer Camp at the West Side 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

West Side Y  |  5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023


REGISTER

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!


CAMPS

Arts Camp

Immerse your camper in the world of arts! Campers are grouped by age and have arts instruction in dance, drama, music, and visual arts. Campers learn different styles and techniques with a focus on foundational skill building, development of original material, rehearsal, and performance. They swim twice a week, go on arts-related field trips around New York City, and enjoy Central Park for lunch, yoga, and creative team-building activities. Each two-week session culminates in an informal showcase for family and friends on stage in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater.

Ages 5.5-12 years old
Dates Monday-Friday, July 2 - August 24
Weekly Rate $485 member, $565 non-member
Hours 9-5 PM
Extended Hours 8-9 AM: $55/week
  5-6 PM: $55/week
  AM & PM: $100/week
Contact Us Cassandra Richards, Arts Camp Director
  crichards@ymcanyc.org or 212-912-2634

 

Day Camp

Campers engage in specialist-led activities that enhance their social and emotional skills, keep them physically active, challenge them academically, and inspire them to learn new things every day. They participate in sports, arts and crafts, theme days, and learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.

Children should have completed kindergarten. Day campers will be divided into age groups with children within one to two years of their age.

Ages 5-11 years old
Dates Monday-Friday, July 2 - August 24
Weekly Rate $390 member, $460 non-member
Hours 9-5 PM
Extended Hours 8-9 AM: $55/week
  5-6 PM: $55/week
  AM & PM: $100/week
Contact Us Dominique Atkinson
  wsycamp@ymcanyc.org or 212-912-2617

 

Kinder Camp

Kinder Camp introduces young children to summer day camp and supports the transition to preschool and kindergarten by building social and emotional skills in a fun and nurturing environment. We focus on classroom structure, transitional activities, group play, and classroom activities designed around each session's theme. Kinder campers participate in instructional swimming two to three times a week, indoor and outdoor physical fitness, interactive science, literacy activities, theme-based arts and crafts, and local outings.

Children must be three years old by June 1, 2018. Children must be fully potty-trained to participate. Get geared up for a summer of fun with two pre-camp weeks! Camp fun and games begin June 18 for Kinder Campers. Please note that extended hours are not available during pre-camp. 

Ages 3-6 years old
Dates Monday-Friday, June 18 - August 24
Weekly Rate $485 member, $565 non-member
Hours 9-3 PM
Extended Hours 8-9 AM: $55/week
  3-6 PM: $80/week
  AM & PM: $100/week
Contact Us Dominique Atkinson
  wsykindercamp@ymcanyc.org or 212-912-2652

 

Sports Camp

Through the coaching and support of fitness professionals, campers learn the history, rules and key skills of different sports including tennis, martial arts, basketball, and soccer. Campers focus on fundamentals and practice technique through mini-games in age-appropriate groups, exploring the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Workshops with sports legends and sports-related field trips keep campers active while enhancing their sports experience.

Ages 7-12 years old
Dates Monday-Friday, July 2 - August 24
Weekly Rate $430 member, $505 non-member
Hours 9-5 PM
Extended Hours 8-9 AM: $55/week
  5-6 PM: $55/week
  AM & PM: $100/week
Contact Us Marilyn Tineo, Education Director
  wsycamp@ymcanyc.org or 212-912-2617

 

Teen Camp

Teen Camp is for young people who are currently enrolled in middle school, and immerses campers in activities that will keep them active, learning and engaged during the summer months. Campers explore science, the arts, sports and swimming, all with a focus on building skills, confidence and strong peer relationships. Campers participate in community projects and citywide trips designed to engage teens in developing educational and career goals. 

Ages 12-14 years old
Dates Monday-Friday, July 2 - August 24
Weekly Rate $390 member, $460 non-member
Hours 9-5 PM
Extended Hours 8-9 AM: $55/week
  5-6 PM: $55/week
  AM & PM: $100/week
Contact Us Dominique Atkinson
  wsycamp@ymcanyc.org or 212-912-2617

CAMP GUIDE

 

 


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.


NEXT STEPS

Thank you for registering for camp! We're so excited to learn and grow with your family this summer. You will be receiving a welcome email from your camp director. Plan on attending one of the parent orientations on Wednesday, June 6 at 6 PM or Tuesday, June 19 at 6 PM. Camp t-shirts will be distributed at the parent orientations. Guardian passes for non-member authorized pickeruppers will be distributed at the parent orientation. We will go over the summer camp parent manual, which can be found below. Looking forward to a great summer!

Parent Manual


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.