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MANHATTAN NEW YORK, NY

Upper West Side Summer Day Camp

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Here, we put kids in charge.

Preposterous? Possibly. Effective? You betcha.

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, we’ve put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose minute to minute from a variety of activities. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long. Our job is to get out of their way, cheerlead creative risks, and provide just enough guidance to make sure nobody does anything totally* senseless.

*Totally senseless: By our definition, mistakes aren’t senseless. They’re how you learn.

Buy any number of days. Use them any time. Get refunds for unused days.

You can buy a Day Pass here and 22 there, or go for the whole shebang with a Summer Pass. You don’t even have to tell us when you’re going to show up (or pretend like you know when you’re going to show up). If you have unused passes left over, we’ll automatically refund them in full at summer’s end.

Lunch, snacks, and all hours, 8am–6pm, included.

Camp Details

DATES

Jun 17 - Aug 23

NOTES

Closed 7/4

HOURS

8am to 6pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

Trevor Day School - Lower School
1 W 88th St.
New York, NY 10025

DIRECTOR

Kayla

CALL/TEXT

646-902-6575

Activities for Every Interest

In the early morning and late afternoon, campers ramp up and wind down with recreational choices. For the bulk of the day, children will choose from the activities listed below. While we can’t say exactly what the day will look like, one thing is for sure: The campers are in control.

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

Kids bring their stories to life in the Media Lab, as they create stop-motion “shorts” filmed on our custom-built animation stages designed to frame sets perfectly.
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SEWING SALON

Campers of all ages design their own clothing & adornments using customized patterns & challenges. They’ll make items like bags, clothing, & accessories through a mix of hand & machine sewing.
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CODING

Learn hands-on coding concepts on time-controlled iPads in the Media Lab. Our curated apps utilize drag-and-drop platforms to cater to early & advanced readers, while gamifying the learning process to entice new users.
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THE STAGE

Enjoy motion-based games like Switch & Just Dance, plus new karaoke systems, back drops, & party props. Whether it’s expressing themselves through song & dance, or acting out a play, if they can dream it, they can do it!
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ROBOTICS

Within the Media Lab, campers have access to the latest in robotic equipment to promote learning & problem-solving. This space has both guided activities & self-directed games & tools like robot landscapes & custom mazes.
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BAKERY

A beloved space where baking enthusiasts & taste-testers unite to experiment with recipes. Choosing from a variety of fillings, spices, & add-ons, campers explore new flavors or customize creations to suit their individual tastes.
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TINKER LAB

Explore creativity through crafts, inventor kits, & even 3D pens, to construct take-home projects or collaborate on large-scale builds. Our hand-selected STEAM-based materials are designed to foster curiosity & exploration.
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S&K TRADITIONS

Our 43+ year-long camp traditions continue, with games such as Finding Chuckie (a beloved, mini rubber chicken) & Friday Pieday–where campers & staff celebrate the end of the week with a whipped cream pie to the face!
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SPORTS & REC

Each site is filled with a core set of athletic equipment that utilizes & complements the unique spaces & interests of its campers. Kids & staff band together to exercise, play sports, design games & obstacle courses, & more!
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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Each day, campers delight in a unique, show-stopping special activity. These could include movement classes, workshops, performances, local speakers, or more! Summer 2024 activities coming this spring.
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WATER PLAY

Games and activities like water tag, inflatable slip n’ slides, & giant sprinklers make for unforgettable water-adventures on hot summer days (space and local water restrictions permitting).
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LOUNGE

A communal place to socialize & play with a wonderland of indoor games like foosball & marble mazes. In our quiet corner, campers unplug with sensory objects, puzzles, fidget toys, & a library of books for all ages.

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp on the Upper West Side

(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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Fees

Maybe you’re the type who likes to plan ahead. Maybe you’re not. Either way, we’ve structured our fees to work around your calendar–whether you’re making it up on the fly or trying to crack the color code of a multi-tab Excel spreadsheet.

 

Buy any number of Day Passes or a Summer Pass, and use them whenever you’d like during the summer. You don’t even need to let us know when you plan to join–just show up! If for any reason your plans change, we’ll automatically refund your unused Passes in-full at summer’s end. We also offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families. Learn more or submit an application, here.

All fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm. 

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 49 days of camp on the Upper West Side!
  • 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

STAFF

Tireless child advocates, who balance structure and guidance with staying out of campers’ ways. All staff members are background checked and trained in CPR & first-aid.

FOOD

We provide daily lunch options from a rotating variety of local restaurants and caterers. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. Check out the daily menu below.

Details About Camp on the Upper West Side

Additional State Required Paperwork

The state of New York also requires that any children attending camp in New York complete additional paperwork. Please complete the additional state required paperwork & upload it to your account to be reviewed prior to your first day of camp.

Campus Outdoor Space Notice

Please note that water play will be limited at this camp location due to the small outdoor space on our campus. We will have access to a nearby playground in Central Park for set times during the day, as well as gym access throughout the day for recreational activities.

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.

Daily Menu

VG= Vegetarian , VV= Vegan , GF = Gluten Free , SF = Soy Free , EF= Egg Free

*No food items provided by camp contain nuts or nut products. However, some products may have been packaged or prepared in a facility that has nut products and may be labeled “may contain nuts”.

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Contact Us

Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper.

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KAYLA

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This is Kayla’s third year directing with Steve & Kate’s! Kayla’s favorite activities are camping, exploring new places, and going for a stroll with her pup, Teddy.

This year Kayla is most excited to connect with the kids and encourage them to try new things!

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