Steve & Kate's Manhattan - Kips Bay
· DATES: Jun 25 - Aug 24, 2018
· ADDRESS: United Nations International School, 24-50 FDR Drive, New York

Free to be.

I became a Self-Director at Steve & Kate's because I was a kid who needed a camp like this. Kids have every right to be exactly who they want to be, even if it doesn't fit a mold sometimes. Here at Kips Bay, we create a safe space for kids to explore, fail, and try again with a smile on their face. We cultivate a sense of community where campers feel taken care of and heard. This is vital when asking kids to trust us and themselves to step out of their comfort zones. Lastly, I set a pretty high goofball standard, which I challenge any camper to match!

Jess Griffin, Self-Director
347-486-5928 | manhattan.kipsbay@steveandkate.com


 

Unique things about this location

  • We'll be using the first and second floors only this year. This means more studio space, less stairwell confusion, and regular access to the amazing outdoor playground right on the East River.
  • Instead of the Breadmaking Studio, we'll be piloting the Sushi Studio. Get ready to roll!
  • Designated Smart Kart obstacle track!
  • Water Play is guaranteed to be available on hot days! We recommend that families apply sunblock at home and send children with a bathing suit or change of clothes, and a towel.
  • EVEN BETTER Game Room than last year! ...Yea, I said it.

Location, Location, Location!


Really important information about Manhattan - Kips Bay

  • This location requires additional paperwork to be submitted before your first day of camp. Please check the online orientation for more information.
  • Our host school maintains their security during the summer. As you arrive, there is a check point - be prepared to show ID!
  • BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION. This provides information relevant to all of our camp locations, including information and videos about how to check-in/check-out, what to bring (and not bring), and so much more.

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Activities for every interest.

Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our camp.
Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and so much more.

Sports – Each day, we’ll offer a featured sport for campers of all ages and abilities, and we’ll also schedule other active games throughout the day to spice things up.


Mon
Soccer & Kickball
Tue
Dodgeball & Coneball
Wed
Hockey & Pillow Polo
Thu
Capture the Flag & Steal the Rubber Chicken
Fri
Director's choice!

Specials

Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Specials. The Director at each location will decide when and how often to schedule each of their four Specials, so feel free to contact your Director to find out what will be scheduled each day.


Gaga – Jump into a fast paced, high energy dodgeball-syle game played in an octagonal pit.

Inflatable Slip and Slide – Cool off in style on our giant inflatable slip and slide. Check with the Director to find out when this will be scheduled, and bring a swimsuit and towel if your child would like to participate.

Smart Karts – Get behind the wheel of one of Silicon Valley's latest and greatest inventions: the first electric smart-kart for kids. Helmets are required and will be provided if needed, but we highly encourage you to bring your own.

Stadium – Jump into a game of hockey, soccer, dodgeball, or pillow polo inside of our custom inflatable stadium designed to amplify the action!


Lunch

VG = Vegetarian, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free


No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

Everyday items

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza.
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)

Daily specials

Mon
  • Jerk Chicken - Chicken served with jasmine rice, green peas, & pineapple from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals.
  • Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Creamy mac-n-cheese served with BBQ baked beans & pineapple from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals.
Tue
  • Southwest Turkey - Turkey served on a whole wheat wrap w/ Grandma's Potato Salad & oranges from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals.
  • Cheese and Tomato - Served on a Parker House Roll, w/ homestyle coleslaw & oranges from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals.
Wed
  • BBQ Turkey - Tangy BBQ turkey with New Orleans rice, roasted carrots, & watermelon from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals.
  • Breakfast for lunch - Scrambled eggs with homemade waffles, home fries & watermelon from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals.
Thu
  • Tri-cheese rigatoni with with summer vegetable medley & strawberries from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals. - Beef Tacos
Fri
  • Hamburger - Hamburger with whole wheat roll, sweet potato wedges, & honeydew from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals.
  • Whole Wheat Pita Pizza - A pita pizza with sweet corn on the cob & honeydew from Red Rabbit NYC Nutritious Meals.

The basics

Contact info

United Nations International School,
24-50 FDR Drive,
New York, NY 10010

Email Jess:
manhattan.kipsbay@steveandkate.com

Call or text Jess:
347-486-5928

Camp dates

Jun 25 - Aug 24, 2018

Need more camp? Day Passes and Memberships can be used at any location.

Check out these other Manhattan sites with different camp dates: Upper East Side - (Jun 18 - Aug 17) Upper West Side - (Jun 18 - Aug 17)

Parking

Curbside Drop Off: On campus parking is limited to UNIS approved vehicles but there is limited street parking, parking at Waterside Plaza, and parking under the FDR. There is not parking in front of the school. NYPD will be actively patrolling the front and booting cars parked there.

Public Transit: The N,R,4,5,6 and the M15SBS, M34, M23 are all within easy walking distance.
If you're coming from Brooklyn or LIC we recommend the East River Ferry.

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Testimonials

Daryl absolutely loved S&K. He wants to go back next summer. Not having a fixed schedule worked very well for him. He liked that he could move around freely and make his own decisions about what to do when. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone. - Ayodele E. (S&K parent)
My kids loved it! Everyday they brought home crafts and bread. They were chatty with each other about what they had done and whom they had played with. - Jeanhee K. (S&K parent)
My son was sewing and making cool things in the style studio. It was pretty awesome and unexpected. - Gabriel R. (S&K parent)

Fees

To learn more about our fees and how refunds work, check out the fees page.
Fees for our mentorship program are a little different; you can find those details on the mentorship page.

Buy 1 or more

$130 per day

Buy 5 or more

$110 per day

Buy 20 or more

$100 per day

Membership

$3,000 per child
(44 days of camp)

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