Summer day camps at the Flushing YMCA, located in Flushing, Queens, offer a fun, safe, and enriching experience for kids ages 3 to 15.

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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!

Location

138-46 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11354

 

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: 7:30-9 AM, 5-6 PM

Camp Family Orientation

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

  • Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 AM
  • Monday, June 24 at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, July 1 at 6 PM
  • Monday, July 15 at 6 PM

Camp Leadership

Sabrina Snyder, Senior Director Youth and Family
718-551-9375
ssnyder@ymcanyc.org

Lois Rothstein, Early Childhood Director
718-551-9356
lrothstein@ymcanyc.org

Find a Camp

Early Childhood Camp

Ages 3-5

Early Childhood Camp is for children from age 3 up to 5 years old entering Kindergarten in September 2019. 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. Each child will receive a swimming lesson twice a week. Children must be toilet trained prior to their start of camp.

Camp location: Flushing YMCA Early Childhood Center

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $525
Community: $600

Day Camp

Ages 5-11

Day campers start with children entering 1st grade in September 2019 up to age 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 3 times a week, arts and crafts, and weekly spirit days such as “Crazy Hat Day.” In addition, campers will engage in a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) 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: $525
Community: $600

Teen Camp

Ages 12-15

Teen Camp is for young people who are currently 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. 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: $525
Community: $600

Swim Camp

Ages 7-11

Our Swim Camp helps children develop important swimming skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling values around water safety and responsibility. Campers in swim camp swim 4 times a week, 2 times a day. When they are not swimming they will participate in some Day Camp activities like games, sports, eld trips, art and literacy.

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.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $625
Community: $700

Sports Camp

Ages 6-11

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. Campers in sports camp will still participate in some Day Camp activities like swimming, field trips and other enrichment activities throughout the week.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $525
Community: $600

Arts Camp

Ages 7-11

Arts Camp will explore different types of creative art such as painting, sketching, drawing or working with mixed media. The program will allow campers to use their imagination to create, play and have fun. When campers are not creating they will participate in traditional Day Camp activities such as games/sports, eld trips, and swimming.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $525
Community: $600

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 & Dates

Our camp season runs July 1 through August 23. Our two week sessions operate from 9 AM-5 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
7:30-9 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 Hours Costs:
Y Member: $95/session
Community: $100/session 

AM and PM Extended Hours Costs:
Y Member: $135/session
Community: $140/session

Registration
  1. Consider joining the Flushing 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 Flushing 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
Early Childhood Camp $525 $600
Day Camp $525 $600
Teen Camp $525 $600
Swim Camp $625 $700
Sports Camp $525 $600
Arts Camp $525 $600

 

Extended Hours Costs
7:30-9 AM, 5-6 PM

AM or PM Extended Hours Costs:
Y Member: $95/session
Community: $100/session 

AM and PM Extended Hours Costs:
Y Member: $135/session
Community: $140/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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