Day Camp at the Rockaway 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.


Rockaway Y | 207 Beach 73rd Street, Arverne, NY 11692

Rockaway YMCA at Village Academy Middle School Camp | 1045 Nameoke Street,Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Rockaway YMCA at PS 197 The Ocean School | 825 Hicksville Road Far Rockaway, NY 11691


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


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. 


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


Day Camp AGES 6-12

Day Campers will engage in activities that 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 the educational environment.





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.


Jacqueline Gutierrez | Youth and Family Director | | 718-215-6957 

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.