Summer day camps at the Greenpoint YMCA, located in Greenpoint and near Williamsburg in Brooklyn, offer a fun, safe, and enriching experience for kids ages 2 to 12.

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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

 

Greenpoint Y Early Childhood Center
176 Java Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

 

Greenpoint Y Camp at PS 84 Jose De Diego Elementary School
250 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 

Dates & Hours

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

 

Session 1: July 1–12, 2019
Payment Deadline March 15

 

Session 2: July 15–26, 2019
Payment Deadline April 15

 

Session 3: July 29–August 9, 2019
Payment Deadline May 15

 

Session 4: August 12–23, 2019
Payment Deadline June 15

 

Hours: 8 AM-6 PM
 

Camp Family Orientation

 

Attendance at one of the following orientations is mandatory.

 

Early Childhood Camp Orientation
Tuesday, May 14 or Thursday, May 16 at 6 PM
Location: 176 Java Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Reservations are required. Please email Linda at lleahy@ymcanyc.org

 

Day Camp Orientation
​​​​​​Saturday, May 18
Location: Greenpoint YMCA, 99 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

 

  • COMPASS: 10:30 AM
  • Kinder Camp, Grasshopper: 12:30 PM
  • Bumblebee, Fire y, Dragonfly: 2:00 PM
  • Swim and Arts Camp: 3:30 PM

 

Camp Leadership

 

Linda Leahy, Summer Camp Director, Greenpoint Y Early Childhood Center
lleahy@ymcanyc.org
212-912-2267

 

Shevonne Greene, Summer Camp Director, Y Camp at PS 84
sgreene@ymcanyc.org
212-912-2268

Find a Camp

Early Childhood Camp

Ages 2-4

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 ages three and older will receive a swimming lesson once a week at the Greenpoint Y pool.

Camp location: Y Early Childhood Center at 176 Java Street.

Cost per 2 week session:

2-year-olds:
Y Member: $757
Community: $878

3-4-year-olds:
Y Member: $727
Community: $845

Kinder Camp

Ages 4-5

Kinder Camp is designed for children entering kindergarten in September 2019. Structured day camp activities support the transition into 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 tness, interactive science, literacy activities, theme-based arts and crafts, and local outings. To prepare our young campers for their transition into kindergarten and develop their skill sets and comfort levels with city travel, campers will participate in one eld trip by bus each session and will have one swim lesson a week at the Greenpoint Y pool.

Camp location: PS 84.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $623
Community: $715

Day Camp

Ages 5-12

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 (STEM) activities and the opportunity to participate in our annual Spirit Day competition. 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. Campers will participate in one eld trip per session and will have one swim lesson a week at the Greenpoint Y pool.

Camp location: PS 84.

Cost per 2 week session:

Grasshopper Group (Age 5*)
Y Member: $556
Community: $715
*For children who have completed kindergarten.

Bumblebee Group (Age 6-7)
Y Member: $490
Community: $715

Firefly Group (Ages 8-9)
Y Member: $465
Community: $715

Dragonfly Group (Ages 10-12)
Y Member: $460
Community: $715

Progressive Swim Camp

Ages 7-12

Our Swim Camp helps children develop important swimming skills and a lifetime love for the water, 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.

Swim campers participate in one eld trip per session and will have three swim lessons a week at the Greenpoint Y pool. This camp will be available for sessions 1, 2 and 3.

Camp location: PS 84.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $665
Community: $765

Creative Arts Camp

Ages 7-12

Young artists in our Creative Arts Camp will explore the wonderful world of art through a variety of media. Campers will create their own masterpieces through drawing, painting, sculpting, and creating collages, as well as participate in core traditional Day Camp activities and theme days. Creative Arts campers will participate in one eld trip per session and will have one swimming lesson a week at the Greenpoint Y pool.

Camp location: PS 84.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $665
Community: $765

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-6 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- 6 PM

Registration
  1. Consider joining the Greenpoint 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 Greenpoint 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 (Age 2) $757 $878
Early Childhood Camp (Ages 3-4) $727 $845
Kinder Camp (Caterpillar, Ages 4-5) $623 $715
Grasshopper (Age 5) $556 $715
Bumblebee (Ages 6-7) $490 $715
Firefly (Ages 8-9) $465 $715
Dragonfly (Ages 10-12) $460 $715
Progressive Swim Camp (Ages 7-12) $665 $765
Creative Arts Camp (Ages 7-12) $665 $765

 



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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