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MANHATTAN NEW YORK, NY

Manhattan - Upper West Side Summer Camp

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Kids Take Charge

Every aspect of our program is designed to put kids in charge of their own learning experience. At Steve & Kate’s, campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time, as they design their day at camp. As kids try, fail, and learn on their own–they learn to trust their own judgment. These will ultimately be the kids who are prepared to tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Buy Any Number of Days. Use Them Anytime. Get Refunded for Unused Days.

Buy any number of Day Passes to use any day we’re open this summer. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming–just show up! Or, if you need more camp, we have a Summer Pass, which covers the entire camp season. All Passes include lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours (8am–6pm), so there are no surprise fees later on.

And if for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in full at summer’s end.

Camp Details

DATES

Jun 27 - Sep 2

NOTES

Closed July 4th

HOURS

8am to 6pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

BASIS Independent Manhattan
795 Columbus Ave
New York, NY, 10025

DIRECTOR

Lilly

CALL/TEXT

646-902-6575

Activities for Every Interest

With the trajectory of child vaccinations and loosening regulations, campers will, once again, design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities offered at once. 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.

MEDIA LAB

MEDIA LAB

Campers use scaffolded coding apps to build & play games. They'll also create stop-motion animations, movies, & music, as well as have access to other design tools.
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PERFORMING ARTS

Jump into the spotlight with dancing and karaoke, as well as performing art games, performances, & specials.
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SEWING SALON

Hand & machine sewing are available for campers of all ages as well as options for embroidery, knitting, & other artistic flare.
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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Each week we'll bring in a show-stopping special such as a giant inflatable, race cars, or a climbing wall. Check out our 2022 weekly activity schedule!
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BAKERY

Experienced bakers & professional taste-testers unite to experiment with different bread recipes & creations. Kids choose from a variety of fillings, spices, & add-ons to customize the flavors before & after they bake
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SPORTS & REC

Campers and staff join together to play soccer, gaga, capture the flag, or whatever games children are interested in that day.
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MAKERY

Imagination is the limit on what campers will create with a mix of basic maker kits, crafts, and art supplies.
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WATER PLAY

When the weather gets hot, we'll cool down with water games & activities such as water tag, sprinklers, or an inflatable slip n' slide.
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PIE THROWING

At Steve & Kate's, Fridays are Pie Day! Our 40+ year tradition continues of ending the week with a whipped cream pie to the face.

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

With vaccine availability on the rise and pandemic regulations opening up, we believe Summer 2022 will be back to our traditional, free-range programming, without requiring advanced weekly reservations. We’ll email all registered families if regulations change prior to summer.

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 refund your unused Passes automatically 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.

S&K General Events

Learn more about Steve & Kate’s Camp philosophy and activities at one of our upcoming virtual events! The Information Sessions are not specific to any camp location, so please feel free to attend any day/time that works for your schedule!

Details About Camp on the Upper West Side

Health examination forms 

At our Upper West Side site, we require all campers to have these completed health examination forms submitted and reviewed before your camper’s first day of camp. Please note these forms are good for one year from the date they are completed.

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

Check out our virtual camp orientation before your first day of camp! This page includes important camp details such as check-in/check-out procedures, what to bring (and not bring), and anything else you need to know for your first day!

Mandatory Wellness Survey

Staff and campers will Complete a Wellness Survey  and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day.

Daily Menu

VG= Vegetarian , VV= Vegan , GF = Gluten 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.

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Weekly Activity Specials

We have a ton of awesome activities planned for this summer. Check them out!

Jun 27–July 1: Chuckie, A Festival of Feathers & Finding
July 5 - July 9: Let's Go Camping (4 day week)
July 11 - July 15: It's Poppin
July 18 - July 22: Rainbow Week
July 25 - July 29: Earth Week
August 1-5: Summerween
August 8 - 12: Bouncing
August 15 - 19: Wet N Wild
August 22 - 26: Cooking
August 29 - September 2: Final Farewell
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AND DOZENS MORE!

Contact Your Local Director

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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LILLY

This is Lilly’s first summer with Steve and Kate’s Camp! Lilly is currently working toward a master’s degree in Social Work at NYU and prior to this, worked for several years as a preschool Teaching Assistant.

This summer, Lilly is most excited to foster relationships with families and learn new fun skills with the help of children and staff!

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