Junior Division FAQ's

  • 1 Location: Where is the Junior Division?

    It is based in the air-conditioned PS 234 facility on the corner of Greenwich and Warren Streets. It houses a beautiful gym, an auditorium, spacious classrooms and 2 school yards! The camp also utilizes the Battery Park City Ballfields, Pier 25 as well as our own Downtown Community Center's private pool.

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

    We are extremely proud of our 3 to 1 overall camper to staff ratio, and every year most of the staff members return to the Downtown Day Camp. Our counselors are high achieving college and high school students. Equally as important, our counselors are supervised by experienced school 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 aquatics director's supervision.

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

    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 aquatics director's supervision.

  • 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. *Please note there is no bus service during our "Add-On Weeks," however, previous bus campers receive free Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up extended camp ours if they register for Add-On Weeks.

  • 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 most 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 swim lessons, we offer art, tennis, karate, science, drumming, dance, lego construction classes and so much 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?

    Campers will arrive at and be dismissed from PS 234 which is located on the corner of Greenwich and Warren Streets. Everyday our senior division campers go to PS 89 the beautiful, air-conditioned facility on the Northwest corner of Warren and West Streets, which also houses a gym, an auditorium and multiple activity rooms.The camp also utilizes the Battery Park City and Hudson River Park Ballfields, Pier 25 and our own Downtown Community Center private pool for swimming.

  • 2 What activities does it offer?

    This program is for campers who like a variety of activities, including swimming, arts and crafts, and sports. In addition to the regular schedule, campers will have a "choice" activity period where they can enjoy an extra period of their favorite activity, allowing for some flexibility.

  • 3 Who are the staff at camp?

    We are extremely proud of our camp staff. Campers aren't the only ones who love camp so much that they keep coming back for years. Each season 80-90% of our staff return to the Downtown Day Camp (an extremely high camp return rate). Our counselors are high achieving college and high school students, and they are supervised by team leaders who are school or elementary school teachers and child-care administrators during the year.

  • 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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