Summer day camps at the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, located in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood in Brooklyn, offer a fun, safe, and enriching experience for kids ages 5 to 16.

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Please fill out the following forms and bring them into the branch.

Camp Registration Form  Camp Medical Form

To register online, visit this page again in mid-February, 2019. For more information about our camps, join us at our next Summer Camp Open House.


1121 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216


Dates & Hours

Dates: July 1–August 23, 2019 (Closed July 4)


Session 1: July 1–12, 2019
Session 2: July 15–26, 2019
Session 3: July 29–August 9, 2019
Session 4: August 12–23, 2019


Hours: 9 AM-5 PM
Extended Day Hours: 8-9 AM, 5-6 PM

Camp Family Orientation

Attendance at one of the following two-hour orientations is mandatory.

  • Saturday, May 18, 2 PM
  • Thursday, June 6, 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, at 2 PM


Camp Leadership

Melinda Daniel, Youth & Family Director
212-912-2284 x4004


Ana Marques, Youth & Family Administrator
212-912-2284 x4004


Find a Camp

Kinder Camp

Ages 5-6

Kinder Camp is designed for children entering kindergarten or 1st grade in September 2019. Structured day camp activities support the transition to or from kindergarten by building social and emotional skills in a fun and nurturing environment, including a 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 develop their skill sets and comfort levels with city travel, campers will participate in at least one field trip by bus each session.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $435
Community: $510

Teen Camp

Ages 13-16

Teen Camp is for young people who are currently enrolled in middle school to 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. Campers explore science, the arts, sports and swimming, all with a focus on building skills, confidence, and strong peer relationships. During each session, campers will participate in community projects and citywide trips designed to engage teens in developing educational and career goals. For more information, contact or 212-912-4023.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $400
Community: $460

Swim Camp

Ages 7-12
7-9 and 10-12 age groups

Our Swim Camp helps children develop important swimming skills and a lifetime love for the water, all while instilling values around water safety and responsibility.

The key components of Swim Camp are:

  • Swimmers are given an opportunity to build swimming skills.
  • Stroke development and training are tailored by age and skill level.
  • Swim campers participate in core traditional camp activities.
  • Our activities and interactions emphasize building self-esteem and self-confidence.

In addition to instructional swim our campers will also take part in Day Camp activities like, arts and crafts, physical fitness and field trips.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $425
Community: $490

Performing Arts Camp

Ages 7-12
7-9 and 10-12 age groups

Performance Arts Camp is for all youth who have a passion for the art of dance, theatre, and visual arts. Our Performing Arts Camp will involve warmups necessary to get the body ready for the technical skills being taught. Our skilled instructors will work with all different levels of dancers, singers, and actors from beginner to advanced. Campers will learn acting skills, costume and set design, choreography, and vocal skill, culminating in session ending performances. Proper dance attire is needed to assure dancers are equipped and ready to move. Campers will also engage in Day Camp activities like field trips, arts and crafts, and swimming. Proper attire will be enforced to make sure each dancer is equipped and ready to learn to the best of their ability. Campers will also engage in field trips and swimming.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $410
Community: $470

Sports Camp

Ages 7-12
7-9 and 10-12 age groups

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 and/or education in sports, campers will learn the history, rules, and key skills of different sports, all while practicing their techniques in mini-games. They will explore the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and a strong work ethic. In addition, campers will engage in sports-themed trips and Day Camp activities like, arts and crafts and swimming.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $410
Community: $470

Information, Registration & Policies

Open House Dates

Saturday, January 26 | 10 AM-3 PM
Saturday, March 23 | 10 AM-3 PM
Saturday, April 27 (Healthy Kids Day) | 10 AM-3 PM
Saturday, May 18 | 10 AM-3 PM

Sessions & Hours

Our camp season runs July 1 through August 23. Our two week sessions operate from 8 AM-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Our camps are closed on July 4th in observance of the July 4th holiday.

Camp Sessions
A standard camp session is two weeks in length, and there are four sessions per summer. 

Session 1: July 1-12 (closed July 4)
Session 2: July 15-26
Session 3: July 29-August 9
Session 4: August 12-23

Camp Hours
9 AM- 5 PM

Extended Hours
8-9 AM, 5-6 PM

Need more time? We're here for you! Sign your child up for extended camp hours when you register for camp to extend a day of fun for them and peace of mind for yourself. 

AM or PM Extended Hour Costs
Y Member and Community: $70/session ($140 for both AM and PM)


  1. Consider joining the Bedford-Stuyvesant Y and becoming a member. Members get access to our facility and family programming, as well as discounted rates for Summer Camp.

  2. Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird discount by paying off your entire balance by April 27, 2019. The 10% Sibling Discount is available for all siblings of the first child registered at full price.
    Note: Discounts cannot be combined.

  3. Online registration will be available for most camps in mid-February, 2019.
    Note: Online camp registration is currently not able to process 3rd party payments, sibling discounts, and financial assistance.
    • If you wish to register in person, visit the Dodge YMCA and ask for camp registration materials. You can also download the registration form (PDF).
    • If you wish to register online after mid-February, 2019, simply select your camp location and camp type using our online registration system.

  4. Submit a non-refundable deposit for each session you would like your child to attend. This will hold your child’s spot for the designated sessions of camp.

  5. The YMCA accepts all major credit cards, and you may sign up for automatic billing to ensure payments are made on time with no late fees incurred.

  6. Submit your child’s full application, including consent and medical forms prior to the first day of camp. The medical form must be completed by a physician and include signature, date of exam, and stamp.

  7. Submit two passport size photos of your child.
Fees & Financial Assistance

Fees for YMCA day camps vary depending on type of camp.

Fees per two week session:

Camp Price for Y Member Price for Community
Kinder Camp $435 $510
Teen Camp $400 $460
Swim Camp $425 $490
Performing Arts Camp $410 $470
Sports Camp $410 $470


AM or PM Extended Hour Costs
8-9 AM, 5-6 PM

Need more time? We're here for you! Sign your child up for extended camp hours when you register for camp to extend a day of fun for them and peace of mind for yourself. 

Y Member and Community: $70/session ($140 for both AM and PM)

Financial Assistance 

We are here to help! We offer a wide range of financial assistance to our community. We want you to know that we are here because of you, for you. Download an application and bring it to your branch to explore scholarship options.


10% Early Bird Discount
Register and pay in full before April 27, 2019 to get a 10% discount.

10% Sibling Discount
All siblings of the first child registered at full price receive a 10% discount.

*Discounts cannot be combined and are available only on the cost of camps per session, not on extended day or transportation fees.

Credit Policy

If your child cannot attend camp for a period of time paid, you may submit a request for credit along with documentation to the Camp Director. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. Credits can be used for camp or other programs throughout the year. Any credit request must be submitted to the camp director, and will be granted under the discretion of the Youth and Family Director. All request should be made prior the start of the session.

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Our Day Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. This means that we have implemented a very strict set of standards that ensure a safe physical environment, positive staff/camper interactions and strong programming.


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