Summer day camps at the Ridgewood YMCA, located in the neighborhood of Ridgewood in Queens, offer a fun, safe, and enriching experience for kids ages 3 to 14.

Camp Registration

Please register in one of two ways after completing the following forms.

Camp Registration Form  Camp Medical Form

1. Register at the Branch

Visit the Member Service Desk at the branch with the above forms completed. There, you'll select your sessions, reserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit, sign up for extended hours and/or transportation, and process sibling discounts, 3rd party payments, and financial assistance


2. Reserve a Spot Online and Complete Registration at the Branch

Reserve a spot and submit your payment online. Then visit the Member Services Desk at the branch with the above forms completed. Please note that online payment cannot process extended hours and/or transportationsibling discounts, 3rd party payments, and financial assistance.


69-02 64th Street
Ridgewood NY, 11385

Dates & Hours

Hours: 8 AM-6 PM

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

  • Session 1: July 1–12, 2019
    Payment Deadline June 17
  • Session 2: July 15–26, 2019 
    Payment Deadline July 1
  • Session 3: July 29–August 9, 2019
    Payment Deadline July 15
  • Session 4: August 12–23, 2019
    Payment Deadline July 29

Camp Leadership

Alexandra Reyes, Youth & Family Director

Dolores Rappa, Education Director

Find a Camp

Early Childhood Camp

Ages 3-4 (Born 2015)

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, as well as prepare them for upcoming PreK For All (or other full-day) programming. Activities include 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. All Early Childhood campers must be potty-trained as per our DOH licensing. Camp location: Early Childhood Center

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $500
Community: $600

Kinder Camp

Ages 4-5 (Born 2014)

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 fitness, 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.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $536
Community: $667

Day Camp

Ages 6-10

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: $536
Community: $667


Sports Camp

Ages 9-11

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.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $546
Community: $677

Creative Camp

Ages 9-11

Creative Camp introduces children to performance and visual arts. During this unique program, children will develop their artistic ability through song, acting, sculpting, painting, and so much more. Weekly trips allow campers to expand their creativity. Campers experience a wide range of cultural activities through performances specifically geared to their weekly theme-based projects.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $546
Community: $677

Adventure Camp

Ages 12-14

Adventure 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 social and emotional goals.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $546
Community: $677

Dance Camp

Ages 12-14

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 various
levels of dancers, from beginner to advanced. Your child will learn several aspects of a dance program such as class etiquette and performance readiness. 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, Creative Moment, Hip Hop, and Ballet. Proper attire will be enforced to make sure each dancer is equipped and ready to learn to the best of their ability.

Cost per 2 week session:
Y Member: $560
Community: $691


Information, Registration & Policies

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 & Online Reservation
  1. Consider joining the Ridgewood Y and becoming a member. Members get access to our facility and family programming, as well as discounted rates for Summer Camp.

  2. Are you signing up multiple children? The 10% Sibling Discount is available for all siblings of the first child registered at full price.
    Note: Discounts cannot be combined.

  3. Please register in one of two ways after completing the registration forms (PDF) and camp medical form (PDF): 

    Register at the branch:
    • Visit the Member Service Desk at your branch with the above forms completed. There, you'll select your sessionsreserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit, sign up for extended hours and/or transportation, and process sibling discounts3rd party payments, and financial assistance.
    Reserve a spot online and complete registration at the branch:
    • Reserve a spot and submit your payment online. Then visit the Member Services Desk at your branch with the above forms completed. Please note that online payment cannot process extended hours and/or transportationsibling discounts3rd party payments, and financial assistance.

  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 $500 $600
Kinder Camp $536 $667
Day Camp $536 $667
Sports Camp $546 $677
Creative Camp $546 $677
Adventure Camp $546 $677
Dance Camp $560 $691

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% 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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