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Manhattan–Kips Bay Summer Camp

United Nations International School, 24-50 FDR Dr

MANHATTAN NEW YORK, NY

Manhattan–Kips Bay Summer Day Camp

All year long, kids find themselves encased in rigid structure.

When summer comes, we give them what they desperately need — freedom to expand and evolve. At Steve & Kate’s, campers choose which activities they do, whom they do it with and for how long. For kids, this experience is pure joy. It’s also a kind of training ground for life, where they’ll need to be empowered and independent and resilient and responsible for their own decisions. Happy human-ing starts here.

Grown-ups adore freedom, too.

We’ve described the magical gift you give your kids when you empower them to make their own decisions. Now let’s talk hardcore convenience for you:

  • Buy a Summer Pass and send your kid to camp any day you want? Check.
  • Drop them off and pick them up whenever you want? Yup.
  • Long camp hours, all included in your camp fee? Totally.
  • Tasty meals and snacks, also included? You bet.
  • Get an automatic refund for unused days at summer’s end? For sure.
  • Do you desire this kind of freedom? Yes, you do.
Activities

The camper’s dilemma.

Coding. Sewing. Baking. Making. Sporting. Lounging. Every day, campers face the excruciating task of choosing from these and many more engrossing activities. Some select a mix of many. Others burrow deep into one or two. Every morning, they face a brand new day bristling with terrible trade-offs and tantalizing possibilities.

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STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

Create animated art in our bustling Media Lab, as you breathe life into your stories via stop-motion “shorts” filmed on our purpose-built animation stages.
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SEWING SALON

Use customized patterns and challenges—and a mix of hand and machine sewing—to manufacture bags, clothing and other fashionable, funky creations. This year campers can even use stencils to design their own fabric.
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CODING

Absorb hands-on coding concepts using curated iPad apps with drag-and-drop platforms that cater to both early and advanced readers. Our approach gamifies the learning process to put power in the hands of new coders.
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THE STAGE

Move and groove with motion-based games like Just Dance, or film your own music videos with friends. New this year campers can also make puppets for our custom theater. Want to burst out in song and dance, or act out a gripping dramatic scene? This is your big moment.
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ROBOTICS

Kids learn to build, program and manipulate robots using indi Sphero, indi Bolt or Vexgo.
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BAKERY

Bake up a storm in our wildly popular test kitchen. Choose fillings, spices, and add-ons, explore new flavors, and customize confections to satisfy your discerning palate.
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TINKER LAB

Release your inner innovator with crafts, inventor kits, 3D pens, and giant foam blocks. Construct take-home projects or collaborate on large-scale builds such as forts or thrones. Our hand-selected STEAM-based materials fuel your curiosity and inspire exploration.
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S&K TRADITIONS

Participate in decades-old Steve & Kate’s traditions like Find Chuckie—our beloved, elusive, rubber chicken—and Friday Pie-Day—where you can cap off a productive week by treating friends and camp staffers to a refreshing pie in the face.
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SPORTS & REC

Run, jump, throw, kick, play. Each site is equipped with go-karts and additional athletic gear optimized for the available fields and play spaces. Team up with peers and staffers to play sports, design games, concoct obstacle courses and more.
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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Every day, experience a special, show- stopping activity. A giant inflatable, a musical performance or guest speaker, a movement class, obstacle course—anything’s possible. We’ll announce our official 2024 specials lineup this spring.
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WATER PLAY

On a sweltering summer afternoon, nothing keeps you cooler than games and activities like water tag, inflatable slip n’ slides and giant sprinklers. Wherever space, weather, and local water restrictions allow ‘em, we provide ‘em.
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LOUNGE

Enter a pulsating paradise of foosball, marble mazes and other indoor diversions. Retreat to a quiet corner with sensory objects, puzzles and fidget toys. Or immerse yourself in a selection from our library of books curated for all ages and interests.

Extra action.

At Steve & Kate’s, enough is never enough. So every week we supplement our main offering of awesome activities with thrill-inducing weekly specials. Here’s what’s coming this summer to your location:

JUNE 26 - JUNE 28

Inflatable Bounce House
Wednesday-Friday
Campers can bounce the day away in one of our giant bounce castles!

JULY 1 - JULY 5

Inflatable Bounce House
Monday–Friday (camp closed Thursday, July 4)
Campers can bounce the day away in one of our giant bounce castles!

KidoKinetics Jai Alai Workshop
Tuesday, July 2 at 1:30pm
Come learn how to play jai alai (scoops) with special instructors from KidoKinetics!

JULY 8 - JUNE 12

Inflatable Bounce House
Monday–Friday
Campers can bounce the day away in one of our giant bounce castles!

Silent Disco
Monday, July 8 at 1:00pm and Tuesday, July 9 at 1:00pm
Come have a dance party with us, where everyone gets to dance to the beat of their own drum!

JULY 15 - JULY 19

Inflatable Bounce House
Monday–Friday
Campers can bounce the day away in one of our giant bounce castles!

New Jersey Snakeman
Tuesday, July 16 at 9:30am
Campers will be able to observe and get up close and personal with various reptiles, brought to you by New Jersey Snakeman!

JULY 22 - JULY 26

Inflatable Bounce House
Monday–Friday
Campers can bounce the day away in one of our giant bounce castles!

Obstacle Courses w/ KidoKinetics
Tuesday, 7/23
Come take on the Ultimate KidoKinetics Obstacle Course!

JULY 29 - AUGUST 2

Inflatable Bounce House
Monday–Friday
Campers can bounce the day away in one of our giant bounce castles!

S&K Players Theatre Workshop
Tuesday, 7/30 at 1:30pm
The show must go on! Come join the Steve & Kate’s Players for an hourlong song and dance workshop taught by a professional teaching artist!

AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 9

Inflatable Bounce House
Monday–Friday
Campers can bounce the day away in one of our giant bounce castles!

AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 16

Inflatable Bounce House
Monday–Friday
Campers can bounce the day away in one of our giant bounce castles!

S&K Players Theatre Workshop
Tuesday, 8/13 at 1:30pm
The show must go on! Come join the Steve & Kate’s Players for an hourlong song and dance workshop taught by a professional teaching artist!

CARNIVAL DAY AUGUST 16

On the last day of camp we’ll trade in our traditional activities for a giant end-of-summer celebration! Get excited for carnival games, extra treats, extra inflatables, slip n’ slide, plenty of chances to win prizes and every camper’s favorite, PIE DAY!

Youngest campers fly solo, but there’s a net.

Most kids take to life at Steve & Kate’s like the naturally hardy individuals they are. For some, especially our younger campers, it can take a little longer to get their wings. That’s why each camp has staff dedicated specifically to supporting our youngest campers. Helping these campers discover their camp magic is the whole point of our Youngest Camper Support Staff, and every time it’s exhilarating to behold.

Food

Eat your heart out.

Life without delicious food sucks. That’s why our cuisine de camp features a mouth-watering array of tasty, nourishing grub. In partnership with fan favorite restaurants, we keep kids fired up with food they love — from piping hot pizza to salubrious Caesar salads to tangy tomato soup, and much more. Our menus include rotating specials as well as healthy snacks and sides kids can grab whenever their fuel gauge dips into the red. Chomp, chomp. Munch, munch.

What’s on the menu.

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Fees

What camp costs.

Perhaps you are a grown-up who loves to plan. Or maybe you’re an expert of the fine art of logistical improvisation. Miraculously, our camp fees are designed to scratch both of your respective itches. Buy any number of Day Passes or a Summer Pass, and use them whenever you want during the summer. Don’t even bother to let us know when you’re coming — just roll up. If your plans change, don’t sweat it. We’ll automatically refund your unused Passes in full at summer’s end. How many other camps can offer you that level of flexibility?*

*Not one that we know of.

Day Pass and Summer Pass fees cover the entire Steve & Kate’s experience, including lunch, snacks, activities and the entire day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Fee includes lunch, snacks, activities and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

  • Buy any number of Day Passes and use them anytime
  • Upgrade to a Summer Pass at any time by purchasing 30 Day Passes per a given child
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded in mid September

Fee includes lunch, snacks, activities and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

  • One fee covers the entire summer–that’s up to 37 days of camp in Manhattan–Kips Bay!
  • If you purchase a Summer Pass and use less than 30 days of camp, we’ll calculate what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund you the difference automatically in mid September
Camp details

Here are the details you were looking for.

DATES

Jun 26 - Aug 16

NOTES

Closed 7/4

HOURS

8am to 6pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

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

DIRECTOR

Luke

CALL/TEXT

(917) 694-6866

Additional info for denizens of Kips Bay

Additional State Required PaperworkAdditional State Required Paperwork

Additional state-required paperwork must be submitted for every child before their first day of camp. Upon completion of registration, you will be emailed a link to complete the required forms online.

Virtual Camp Orientation & Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures

Check out our virtual camp orientation for everything you need to know before your first day of camp, coming this spring. Once we get closer to summer, we’ll email registered families a link to our virtual, camp orientation. This will provide important information such as camp drop-off & pick-up procedures, how to check-in and check-out of camp each day, what to bring (and not bring), and a few more camp details.

Campus & Accessibility Details

The United Nations School is ADA-accessible.

Testimonials

These people are very smart. You should listen to them.

(My son) had a great time, he liked the freedom of choice and the variety of activities! He'll be back tomorrow and can't wait for the go-karting! Thanks so much - it's incredible how much flexibility you offer, which is so appreciated!!
Nina

(S&K parent)

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(My daughter's) first day was a success. She raved about camp!! She has attended several camps in the past but in her words "this is the best camp ever." As for myself, I feel so much better knowing that she is happy!
Luisa

(S&K parent)

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I just wanted to let you know (our kiddo) loved camp and had a great day. She cannot wait to go back. My husband and I enjoyed seeing her work. This is a fantastic camp. (Our younger child) can’t wait for school to end so he can get there too.
Jaine

(S&K parent)

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Staff

So much more than
a job.

For our team members, giving kids the space to liberate their true potential becomes a kind of calling. Think of them as a high-energy, warm-hearted crew of child advocates who deftly balance two invaluable skills — that of providing structure and guidance, and that of staying the heck out of campers’ ways. If that’s not enough, they’re all background-checked and trained in CPR and first-aid. Say “hi” to them at camp — they’d love to meet you.

Events

Steve & Kate's Events

Join us at an upcoming virtual Information Session to learn all the camp basics. We’ll give a quick presentation and overview on our program, and then answer any questions you have. Please note that Information Sessions are open to all Steve & Kate’s Camps, and are not specific to any given location. All Information Sessions are listed in ET.

Local Events

Your camp director

Meet your illustrious camp director.

Our camp directors are year-round employees. That means you are free to contact them anytime with your questions about life at Steve & Kate’s, or questions about life in general.

Luke Winter

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We’re excited to have Luke join the S&K team this summer! He enjoys playing tennis and watching Broadway shows. Luke is so pumped to create some movies in the animation studio and most excited about empowering kids to be the best version of themselves this summer.

This summer Luke is excited about empowering kids to become the best versions of themselves!

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