Junior Division FAQ's

  • 1 Location: Where is the Junior Division?

    Based this year in our beautiful Downtown Community Center, the Battery Park City Ballfields, and Pier 25, we boast our own private pool for swimming lessons and supervised free-swim, all-day field usage so we're never rushed, spacious classrooms, and all indoor spaces are air-conditioned of course for comfort and safety.

  • 2 Staff: Who are the staff at the Downtown Day Camp?

    We are extremely proud of our 4 to 1 overall camper to staff ratio, and every year most of the staff members return to the Downtown Day Camp and also work in our programs year-round, so you should see lots of familiar faces at camp! Our group counselors are the best in the land, and equally as important, supervised by experienced teachers and administrators. We call our supervisors "Team Leaders."

  • 3 Swim Program: How well is the pool supervised?

    One of the things that makes the Downtown Day Camp special is our swim program. We have ten people working at our pool besides the group's counselors. There are 3 swim instructors, 3 certified lifeguards, and 3 teachers assistants-all under the supervision of our deck supersivor and director.

  • 4 Swim Lessons: Will my child recieve swimming lessons?

    Every Day! Yes! One of the things that makes the Downtown Day Camp special is our swim program. We have ten people working at our pool, and that is in addition to each group's counselors! There are 3 swim instructors, 3 certified lifeguards, and 3 teachers assistants-all under the aquatics supervisors and director.

  • 5 Transportation: Can children take a bus to the Downtown Day Camp?

    Yes. There is morning and evening transportation to and from the Downtown Day Camp. We have different buses covering Lower Manhatan (see brochure, application form or click here for bus stops and times). There are bus counselors who care for the children and do not dismiss them unless there's an adult waiting to take them off of the bus at the stop.

  • 6 Early/Late Options: Can I drop my child off before 9am? or pick up after 5pm?

    Yes. We offer early drop-off and late pick-up for an extra fee. You can drop off your child at camp between 8:00 and 8:45 AM, and/or pick up between 5:15 and 6:00 PM. General arrival time for all other campers is 9 AM, and dismissal is 5 PM.

  • 7 Activities: What activities do campers participate in?

    Our extensive program consists of indoor and outdoor activities. In addition to daily swimming and lessons, we offer visual arts, craft making, Lego construction, science fun, music, drumming, and more. Our athletic director (a full-time elementary school P.E. teacher) and his staff coordinate field sports instruction and games at the ball fields and in the gym.

  • 8 Activities: Is the Junior Division camp mostly sports?

    We offer a variety of activities, including an extensive athletics program at outdoor ball fields and in our gym, but we are not exclusively a sports camp. Our athletic department, headed by an elementary school P.E. teacher, focuses on instruction and emphasizes fun, but that is all part of a well-rounded program. We have two different types of art class, movement, song shows, drumming, swimming, and more. We offer many specialties all rolled into one fantastic program.

Senior Division FAQ's

  • 1 Where is the Senior Division Day Camp?

    Also based this year in our beautiful Downtown Community Center, the Battery Park City Ballfields, and Pier 25, we boast our own private pool for swimming lessons and supervised free-swim, all-day field usage so we're never rushed, spacious classrooms, and all indoor spaces are air-conditioned of course for comfort and safety.

  • 2 What activities does it offer?

    This program is for campers who like a variety of activities, including swimming, sports, Lego construction, visual arts, craft making, and more. In addition to the regular schedule, campers will also enjoy Pier 25's beach volleyball, 18 hole mini-golf course, and open field area as a part of their regular weekly schedule.

  • 3 Who are the staff at camp?

    We are extremely proud of our 4 to 1 overall camper to staff ratio, and every year most of the staff members return to the Downtown Day Camp and also work in our programs year-round, so you should see lots of familiar faces at camp! Our group counselors are the best in the land, and equally as important, supervised by experienced teachers and administrators. We call our supervisors "Team Leaders."

  • 4 Can children take a bus to the Downtown Day Camp?

    Yes. There is morning and evening transportation to and from the Downtown Day Camp. We have five buses covering Lower Manhattan (see registrations forms on our website for bus stop locations and times). There are counselors on the bus in the morning and afternoon who do not dismiss campers unless an adult is waiting to pick them up at their stop.

  • 5 Can I drop my child off before 9am? or pick up after 5pm?

    Yes. We offer early drop-off and late pick-up for an extra fee. You can drop off your child at camp between 8:00 and 8:45AM, and/or pick up between 5:15 and 6:00 PM. General arrival time for all other campers is 9 AM, and dismissal is 5 PM sharp.

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