Day Camp at the Rockaway YMCA

YMCA Summer Camps

From swimming and sports to arts and culture, YMCA camps will engage your child in a summer of exploration and enrichment. The city is our campground.


LOCATION

Rockaway Y | 207 Beach 73rd Street, Arverne, NY 11692
Rockaway YMCA at Village Academy Middle School Camp | 1045 Nameoke Street,Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Rockaway YMCA at PS 197 The Ocean School | 825 Hicksville Road Far Rockaway, NY 11691

DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION

July 2 – August 24

Camp hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Extended Day hours: 8:00 am – 9:00 am | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


REGISTER

It’s not too late to register! Complete the application below and submit a deposit for each camp session. Your child’s medical form, two passport photos, and deposit must be submitted before they can begin camp. It’s a good idea to keep extra copies of the medical form for your records. All consent forms and final payment are due by your child’s first day of camp. Don’t delay – camps are filling up fast!


CAMPS

Day Camp AGES 6-12

Day Campers will engage in activities that 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 the educational environment.


CAMP GUIDE

 

 


FINANCIAL AID

Thanks to our generous donors to our Annual Campaign we are able to make the Y accessible through our Financial Assistance Program. These gifts provide scholarships for individuals and families who want and need Y programs, but cannot afford them. 

To apply, complete our Financial Aid application and submit it along with the required documents.


CONTACT OUR CAMP DIRECTORS

Jacqueline Gutierrez | Youth and Family Director | jgutierrez@ymcanyc.org | 718-215-6957 


Our camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and our staff go through rigorous training to ensure the safety and positive experience of each child.