Summer day camps at the Dodge YMCA, located at the intersection of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, and Boerum Hill, offer a fun, safe, and enriching experience for kids ages 3 to 16.

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Online registration for summer camp begins in mid-February, 2019. Please join us at our next Summer Camp Open House to learn more about camp!

Locations

YMCA Branch: 225 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn NY 11201

Camp: 314 Pacific St., Brooklyn NY 11201

 

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: 8 AM-4:30 PM
Extended Day Hours: 4:30 PM-6 PM

 

Camp Family Orientation

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

  • Thursday, June 13, 7 PM
  • Friday, June 14, 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, 1 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, 4 PM

 

Camp Leadership

Kiamer Dorvil, Camp Director
kdorvil@ymcanyc.org
212-912-2415

 

Frankie Carlucci, Youth & Family Director
fcarlucci@ymcanyc.org
212-912-2414

 

 

Find a Camp

Kinder Camp

Kinder Campers are engaged in day camp activities that support 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. Kinder Camp will have on-site events which include live petting zoos, pony rides, and the circus!

Ages 3-5 years old
Dates Monday-Friday, July 1-August 23
Hours 8 AM-4:30 PM, extended hours available
Cost for 2 Week Session Y Member: $650
  Community: $750
Day Camp

Ages 6-11

Day 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.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $550
Community: $650

Teen Camp

Ages 12-16

Teen Camp is for young people who are currently enrolled in middle school and 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.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $550
Community: $650

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 also participates in some Day Camp activities, swimming, and weekly trips. 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.
  • Activities and interactions emphasize building self-esteem and self-confidence.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $610
Community: $710

Dance Camp

Ages 8-10
Sessions 2, 3, and 4

Dance Camp is for all youth who have a passion for the art of dance. Our Dance 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, from beginner to advanced. Your child will also learn the different aspects of a dance program such as class etiquette and performance readiness, including makeup and costuming. Each class will include across-the-floor drills, technique and a routine. Every session will end with a mini showcase of skills learned. Dance includes: Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Tap. Proper attire will be required to make sure each dancer is equipped and ready to learn to the best of their ability. Dance Camp also participates in participates in some Day Camp activities, swimming, and weekly trips. 

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $590
Community: $690

Sports Camp

Ages 7-12

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. In addition, campers will explore the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and a strong work ethic. Sports Camp also participates in some Day Camp activities, swimming, and weekly trips.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $600
Community: $700

Science Camp

Ages 8-10

NEW! Campers will also take a journey to the farthest reaches of their imagination while learning about the ocean, planets, and more! Our campers will experiment with Crayola® products and many art techniques like sculpting, collage, and mixed media. Campers will have a chance to discover different design careers, and use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems. Campers will engage in scientific explorations that are so much fun they will forget they’re learning! Campers will team up with fellow engineers to build a bridge, participate in an unforgettable dinosaur dig, build and launch a model rocket and explore the science behind the projects! Science Camp also participates in some Day Camp activities, swimming, and weekly trips. 

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $610
Community: $710

Circus Camp

Ages 7-9
Sessions 2, 3, and 4

Abracadabra! Learn to amaze at Circus Camp. This camp is an exciting adventure into the world of magic, acrobatics, improv, face painting, balloon twisting and stage presence. At the end of the session, campers will host a showcase for family and friends! Circus Camp  also participates in some Day Camp activities, swimming and weekly trips.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $590
Community: $690

LEGO® Robotics

Ages 10-12
Sessions 2 and 3

Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: boats, snowmobiles, catapults, and merry-go-rounds. Design and build as never before and explore your wildest ideas in a supportive environment. 

LEGO® Robotics camp includes:

  • Harry Potter Master Engineering 
    Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Build Diagon Alley in preparation for your trip to Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. Hop on your broomstick and play Quidditch, duel the evil Lord Voldemort, and hone your magical skills while learning about advanced Muggle (STEM) concepts.
     
  • Minecraft Master Engineering 
    Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Campers will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Campers will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or the LEGO® building system.

LEGO® Robotics Camp also participates in Day Camp activities, swimming, and weekly trips. 

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $600
Community: $700

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
8 AM- 4:30 PM


Extended Hours
4:30-6 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: $90/session
Community: $110/session

Registration
  1. Consider joining the Dodge 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 $650 $750
Day Camp $550 $650
Teen Camp $550 $650
Swim Camp $610 $710
Dance Camp $590 $690
Sports Camp $600 $700
Science Camp $610 $710
Circus Camp $590 $690
LEGO® Robotics Camp $600 $700

 

Extended Hours Fees
4:30-6 PM

Y Member: $90/session
Community: $110/session



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.

 

Discounts

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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