Summer day camps at the McBurney YMCA, located at the intersection of Greenwich Village and Chelsea, near Union Square, offer a fun, safe, and enriching experience for kids ages 4 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!

Location

PS 41
116 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011

 

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 orientations is mandatory. Held at the McBurney YMCA

  • Saturday, June 8 from 1–2 PM
  • Wednesday, June 26 from 6–7 PM

 

Camp Leadership

Jacquelina Bravo, Youth and Family Director
212-912-2322
jbravo@ymcanyc.org

 

Shonnell Griffith Youth & Family HR/Billing Coordinator
212-912-2312
sgriffith@ymcanyc.org

 

Find a Camp

Kinder Camp

Ages 4-5

Kindercamp is designed for children entering into kindergarten in September 2019. Structured day camp activities support the transition into kindergarten by building social-emotional skills in a fun and nurturing environment, including a focus on classroom structure, transitional activities, and group play. Kindercampers 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 establish comfort levels with city travel, Kindercampers will participate in one field trip by bus each session.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $720
Community: $770

Day Camp

Ages 6-11

Traditional Day Campers will engage in activities that enhance social-emotional skills, keep academics on track, maintain physical activity,
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 fun and educational activities through each session. Campers are divided into age groups with children no more than 1-2 years apart in 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: $670
Community: $720

Middie and Teen Camp

Ages 12-16

Middie & 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 keep that will keep them active, learning and engaged during the summer months. Through a variety of hands-on activities, campers will explore science, the arts, and sports, with a focus on building skills, confidence, and strong peer relationships. Each session, campers will participate in community projects and citywide trips.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $670
Community: $720

Sports Camp

Ages 7-9 and 10-12

Sports Camp is designed to enhance various sports skills in age-appropriate groups. Through the coaching and support of camp staff with backgrounds 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 strong work ethics.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $670
Community: $720

Basketball Camp

Ages 7-12

Spend the summer immersed in basketball. Learn all aspects of the sport through skill building, full court games, and activities focused on teamwork, and sportsmanship. In addition to becoming basketball superstars, campers will participate in traditional Day Camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $720
Community: $770

Circus Arts Camp

Ages 5-7

Learn to amaze at Circus Arts Camp. This camp is an exciting adventure into the world of tumbling, gymnastics, and performance arts. This is not your typical clown school. At the end of the session, campers will host a showcase for family and friends. When campers are not practicing their circus skills, they will participate in traditional camp activities such as crafts, eld trips, and swimming. Sessions I & II only.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $840
Community: $890

Theatre Camp with TADA!

Ages 5-7

Gotta sing! Gotta dance! Tada will host a Musical Theater skills-building class that focuses on the core elements of singing, acting and dancing. Campers will learn popular songs from Broadway and one-of-a-kind songs from TADA!’s original musicals. At the end of the session, campers will host a showcase for family and friends. When campers are not practicing their theatre skills, they will participate in traditional camp activities such as crafts, eld trips, and swimming. Sessions Ill & IV only.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $840
Community: $890

Robotics Camp

Ages 6-8

Campers will design, build and program independent robots using LEGO® Mindstorms® equipment and software. They will explore their creativity while developing problem solving, cooperative learning and STEM. When not practicing their engineering skills, campers will participate in traditional camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $960
Community: $1,010

LEAD Camp

Ages 7-9

LEAD Camp will focus on the YMCA’s most civic pillar, social responsibility. An acronym for Learn, Empower, Act and Develop, LEAD Camp guides our young community leaders through volunteerism and advocacy activities in our own community and around the world. To culminate, we will engage in a service-learning project together. LEAD campers will also participate in traditional Day Camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming. Session III & IV only.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $670
Community: $720

Pee-Wee Soccer Camp

Ages 6-7

Campers will learn fundamental soccer techniques and improve their skills by focusing on basic drills such as dribbling, passing, and kicking. They will learn the art of ball control and participate in activities that foster teamwork and sportsmanship. When campers are not working on scoring their next goal, they will participate in traditional Day Camp activities such as crafts, field trips, and swimming. Sessions I & II only.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $720
Community: $770

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 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
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 Hours Costs:
Y Member: $90/session
Community: $95/session

Registration
  1. Consider joining the McBurney 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 McBurney 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 a photo of your child along with your registration form.
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 $720 $770
Day Camp $670 $720
Middie & Teen Camp $670 $720
Sports Camp $670 $720
Basketball Camp $720 $770
Circus Arts Camp $840 $890
Theatre Camp $840 $890
Robotics Camp $960 $1,010
LEAD Camp $670 $720

 

Extended Hours
8-9 AM, 5-6 PM

AM or PM Extended Hours Costs:
Y Member: $90/session
Community: $95/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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