SUMMER CAMP

SUMMER CAMP

SUMMER CAMP 2019

CAMP DETAILS   |   AFTERCARE   |   GIRLS WEEK   |   SCHOLARSHIPS   |  FAQS

 

Welcome to play:groundNYC's fourth year of summer camp!

Our Governors Island play lot is a blank slate, ready to be transformed into a land of your own imagining. Our trained playworkers help create an environment of exploration and creativity.

Join us for a summer of unforgettable outdoor fun!

Your child’s spot will not be guaranteed until tuition is received in full. Once we have received your application, we will be in touch with next steps and how to pay the tuition. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Camp Details

Young adventurers will:

  • have the chance to work with tools and building materials free for use
  • have the opportunity to work with fine art and handcrafting materials
  • have the option for daily field trips to other areas and projects on Governors Island
  • practice creative collaboration and group problem solving

 

Enrollment is now open for ten 1-week sessions from June 24 through August 30, 2019.

 

Weekly sessions are $625 for a 8:30am to 3:00pm day.

(Multi-week** or sibling discount is 10%, early bird discount until February 3rd* and scholarship information below).

*July 4th week will be pro-rated at $375 for 3 days of camp.*

 

In general, we recommend our camp for ages 6-12, contact us for more information.

Plan Ahead!

*Early bird sign-up runs through February 3 at a discounted rate of $550! Book your spots while you can!*

**To receive the multiple week discount you must register for the multiple weeks within the same registration.**

Age Mixing Policy:

play:groundNYC's Summer Camp advocates for and practices age-mixing at our camp, where children of various ages have the opportunity to play together, if they wish. Children who are slightly older or younger than our recommended age range are welcome to enroll so long as the children are able to tell the difference between play fighting (which we tend to have lots of) and real fighting. Also, parents of younger children should be aware that our camp does not restrict explicit language use (as long as it's not meant to offend or be hurtful) and older children should have the ability to play well in an environment of younger kids. For more on the advantages of age-mixed play, we recommend this article: http://bit.ly/age-mixing.

AFTERCARE

Due to demand we are bringing back aftercare! .

From 3pm to 5pm our playworkers will escort your child from Battery Maritime Building to the Imagination Playground, where they will be free to play until they are collected by their adult. After care is $100 per week and you must register for a full week.

 

**GIRLS ONLY WEEK July 29-August 2 !!**

Following its huge success last summer, we are thrilled to be bringing back our “girls only” session at The Yard! We welcome any campers who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming. play:groundNYC values diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity towards all individuals, regardless of gender identity or expression, so reach out to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

This year we are offering scholarships for:

  • A family of six with combined income of $55,000 and under
  • A family of five with combined income of $50,000 or under
  • A family of four with combined income of $45,000 and under
  • A family of three with combined income of $40,000 and under
  • A family of two with combined income of $35,000 and under

These scholarships will partially reduce the fee, but not waive it entirely.

All scholarship applicants are required to verify income by sharing with us:

1) Two Months of Pay stubs
2) Most Recent Tax returns
3) Proof of welfare enrollment

 

For your financial aid application to be complete you must scan and email required materials to: adventure@play-ground.nyc

-or-

Mail required materials to:
play:groundNYC
PO Box 150458
Van Brunt Station
Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

Incomplete financial aid information will not be assessed. 

Your child’s spot will not be guaranteed until tuition is received in full. Once we have received your application, we will be in touch with next steps and how to pay the tuition. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

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