Summer day camps at the Rockaway YMCA, located in Queens, offer a fun, safe, and enriching experience for kids ages 4 to 14.

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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

207 Beach 73rd Street
Arverne, NY 11692

 

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 two-hour orientations is mandatory.

  • Saturday, June 8 at 10 AM
  • Saturday, June 8 at 5 PM
  • Saturday, June 22 at 10 AM
  • Saturday, June 22 at 5 PM

 

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

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 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
  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. 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 Rockaway 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
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% 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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