Summer day camps at the Rockaway YMCA, located in Queens, offer a fun, safe, and enriching experience for kids ages 4 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

OR

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.


Location

207 Beach 73rd Street
Arverne, NY 11692

Hours & Dates

Hours: 9 AM-5 PM
Extended Day Hours: 8-9 AM, 5-6 PM

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

Camp Leadership

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Youth and Family Director
718-215-6900
jgutierrez@ymcanyc.org

Find a Camp

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 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: $600
Community: $650

Day Camp

Ages 6-11

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 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: $520
Community: $572

Teen Travel Camp

Ages 12-14

Teen Travel Camp is for young people who are currently enrolled in middle school. Designed to immerse campers in a variety of fun activities that will keep them active, learning, and engaged during the summer months. Campers will explore NYC through citywide day trips 2-3 times a week. Campers also participate in traditional camp activities like STEM, arts and crafts, sports, and swimming. Our teens will build confidence, self- esteem, and strong peer relationships.

Cost per 2 week session:
Teen Travel camp is only offered during Session 1 and Session 2.
Y Member: $520
Community: $572

Modern Girl Dolly and Me Day Camp

Ages 7-10

Designed for our Modern Day Girls, our curriculum will develop skills to navigate the day to day challenges young ladies run into. Using the popularity of the 18inch doll trend for two weeks campers will explore what it means to be a young lady while being true to themselves. They will learn about the history of women in America, career exploration, etiquette, and friendship as well as traditional summer camp activities like arts and crafts, STEM, sports, and swimming. The two week session will culminate with a trip to American Girls Place in NYC.

Cost per 2 week session:
This camp is only offered during Session 2. Cost includes doll.
Y Member: $550
Community: $600

Information, Registration & Policies

Sessions & Hours

Our camp season runs July 1 through August 23. Our two week sessions operate from 9 AM to 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. 

Y Member: $127/session
Community: $142/session

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

  2. Signing up more than one child? The 10% Sibling Discount is available for all siblings of the first child registered at full price.

  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
Kinder Camp $600 $650
Day Camp $520 $572
Teen Travel Camp $520 $572
Modern Girl Dolly and Me Day Camp $550 $600

Teen Travel Camp is only offered during Session 1 and Session 2. Modern Girl Dolly Camp is only offered during Session 2.

AM or PM Extended Hours Fees

Y Member: $127/session
Community: $142/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% 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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