Choose from early childhood camp, kinder camp, day camp, sports camp, arts camp, and more for your child at the Ridgewood YMCA in Queens. Our summer camps will lead to a summer of fun, friendships, and adventure!


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Next Summer Camp Open House: Saturday, January 25
Stop by the Y between 10 AM and 3 PM to meet our team, take a tour, and learn more about your child's camp options. See all Open House dates >


Location

69-02 64th Street
Ridgewood NY, 11385

Dates & Hours

Hours: 9 AM-6 PM
Extended Day Hours: 7:30-9 AM

Dates: June 29-August 21 (Closed July 3)

Session 1: June 29–July 10, 2020
Session 2: July 13–24, 2020
Session 3: July 27–August 7, 2020
Session 4: August 10–21, 2020

Camp Leadership

Alexandra Reyes, Youth & Family Director
212-912-2185
areyes@ymcanyc.org

Choose a Camp

Early Childhood Camp

Staff sitting with camper at table
Ages 3-4

Kinder Camp

Three preschoolers ready for swim lesson
Ages 4-5

Day Camp

Group of summer campers on playground
Ages 6-11

Sports Camp

A group of kids posing with a soccer ball at a YMCA summer camp.
Ages 6-11

Creative Arts Camp

Preschool summer camper at the Ridgewood YMCA summer camp in Queens
Ages 6-11

Adventure Camp

Summer campers at playground
Ages 12-14

Registration and Information

Learn more about how to register, our policies, how to get ready for camp, and more. For additional information, visit our Camp FAQ.

Open House Dates

Learn more about summer camp and visit with camp staff at one of our Open Houses.

Open Houses take place from 10 AM-3 PM on the following dates.

Saturday, January 25 
Saturday March 21 
Saturday, April 18 
Saturday, May 16 
Saturday, June 6

Signing Up For Camp
  1. Consider joining the Ridgewood Y and becoming a member. Members get access to our fitness equipment, free fitness classes, pool, and family programming, as well as discounted rates for Summer Camp.
     
  2. If you wish to sign up for camp in person, come to our YMCA branch and we will be happy to assist you.

  3. Sign up online and reserve your child’s spot
    • Complete online forms
    • Submit a $150 non-refundable deposit for each session you would like your child to attend

  4. Take advantage of our discounts
    • Member rates if you are a YMCA member
    • 10% Early Bird discount if you pay off your entire balance by April 18, 2020
    • 10% Sibling Discount for all siblings of the first child registered at full price
    • Note: Early Bird and Sibling Discounts cannot be combined
       
  5. Note on payments:
    • The YMCA accepts all major credit cards, and you will need to sign up for automatic billing to ensure payments are made on time with no late fees incurred
    • Online payment is currently not able to process 3rd party payments, sibling discounts, and financial assistance
       
  6. Once you’ve submitted your information and payment online, you’ll receive an email with additional registration and medical forms that you’ll need to complete and bring to your branch.
     
  7. Your child’s full application packet, including medical forms and two passport size photos, are due before the camp registration can be finalized. The medical form must be completed by a physician and include signature, date of exam, and stamp.
Fees, Discounts, Financial Assistance, and Credit Policy

Camp Fees

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 $510 $613
Kinder Camp $547 $675
Day Camp $547 $675
Sports Camp $557 $685
Creative Arts Camp $557 $685
Adventure Camp $557 $685

Extended Hours
7:30-9 AM

Y Member: $55/session
Community: $70/session 


Discounts

Take advantage of our discounts

  • Member rates if you are a YMCA member
  • 10% Early Bird Discount if you pay off your entire balance by April 18, 2020
  • 10% Sibling Discount for all siblings of the first child registered at full price
  • Note: Early Bird and Sibling Discounts cannot be combined

Financial Assistance

The YMCA of Greater New York awards financial aid to campers based on the family’s annual income. Download an application and bring it to your branch to explore scholarship options.


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. Requests submitted after Sunday, June 14 will be invalid. Please note that deposits are non-refundable. Any credit request must be submitted to the Camp Director, and will be granted under the discretion of the Youth & Family Director.

Required Paperwork

According to the NYC Department of Health, all participants must have a completed medical form on file prior to the start of summer camp. Please submit your child’s complete medical information form. It’s also a good idea to keep extra copies of the medical form for your records. If your child does not have complete medical forms along with immunization records, he or she may not attend camp.

During the registration process, it is extremely important that families notify the camp if the child has any medical conditions such as, but not limited to, allergies, asthma, diabetes or other conditions (see First Aid section for information on medication administration).

Additionally, campers must submit all necessary consent forms, including but not limited to:

  • Swim
  • Trip
  • Authorized Pick Up
  • Daily Transportation
  • Consent to Treat
Activities and Field Trips

Activities

Y campers stretch themselves physically and creatively. They play games, read, create books, and write poetry. They participate in science experiments, solve puzzles, craft art, and perform music and shows. Parents say their children come home tired, smiling, and frequently humming a new camp cheer.

Weekly schedules for each age group are provided to families at the beginning of each session. They can be obtained from the camp office. Families are encouraged to review the weekly schedule with their child. Weekly activities that are planned and scheduled are age-appropriate, recreational, challenging, and fun. If there are any questions about the activities or events, please speak to the Camp Director.

Field Trips

Our campers love our trips! From local walks around the community to learning about different animals in the zoo, to fun museum trips, we keep our campers engaged all summer! We coordinate our trips with weekly themes so campers experience what they’re learning simultaneously.

Camp Clothes and Gear

Each camper will receive two shirts and a camp bag. Swim caps will be provided on the camper’s first day of swimming. Camp t-shirts must be worn every day, and additional t-shirts can be purchased from your branch. Swimmers must have a towel, swimsuit, change of clothes, water shoes, and a plastic bag for wet swim gear. Campers also receive a memory book so that they can cherish the memories they make with their friends!

Food Allergies

The YMCA is a peanut and nut free environment.

During the registration process, it is extremely important that families notify the camp if the child has any medical conditions such as, but not limited to, allergies, asthma, diabetes or other conditions.

Why YMCA Camps

Our Promise

The Y promises to prepare kids for success in life. Summer Day Camp builds self-esteem, fosters self-reliance, and teaches healthy behaviors and positive values. Because it’s different from school, campers also explore different sides of themselves. Supported by our highly skilled counselors, campers build competence and confidence while learning and growing all summer long.

All Y camps feature:

  • Well-trained staff who serve as positive role models
  • Activities that promote cultural diversity
  • Lessons in conservation and protecting the environment
  • Exposure to new age-appropriate, challenging, and fun experiences
  • An atmosphere that fosters fairness, teamwork, and cooperation
  • Visits to the city’s top attractions, including zoos, aquariums, parks, and museums
  • Health, exercise, and nutrition education

More About YMCA Camps

Learn more about our camp staff, safety measures, and get answers to other questions in our Camp FAQ.

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Become a Member

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Get a discount on camp and achieve your fitness goals at the Y.

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Classes for Kids

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From basketball and karate to science and art, the Y has activities for kids of all ages.