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Manhattan College Summer Day Camp

COVID-19 Guidelines
Manhattan College Summer Day Camp understands the New York State Child Care and Day Camp Summer Programs issued guidelines, and will implement them. Manhattan College Summer Day Camp also follows the Considerations for Youth and Summer Camps issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention guidelines. Manhattan College Summer Day Camp also incorporates the Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance recommendations issued by the American Camp Association.

The Manhattan College Summer Day Camp offers a truly unique experience, combining the vast resources of a higher education institution with learning-based activities that will keep your child engaged all day!

The camp takes place on the beautiful Manhattan College campus, conveniently located in New York City. Campers will have complete access to Manhattan College, including our classrooms, computer labs and five-story library.  The program runs from Monday, July 6th to Friday, August 14th, 2020, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on a weekly basis. The camp serves children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.

This program offers fun learning activities designed to help young learners develop essential skills, discover new hobbies, and make long-lasting friendships. Children expand their creativity through art, math, science, technology, as well as learning a number of important critical thinking skills.

Registration is open for Summer 2020. Scroll down to learn about our tuition and weekly availability.

For information send an email to infonc@manhattan.edu 

Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) below. 

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My children participated in the STEM program at Manhattan, and had a great time! Not only did they participate in academic activities, but they also had a wonderful time having fun and making new friendships. [Activity teachers] were hardworking, nurturing and treated each child as an individual and not a "number". My children will definitely be back next summer! 

Lucy Ortega, MC Class of 2002

This was our son's first camp experience and Manhattan College made it amazing. He felt immediately welcomed and was excited to go every single day. I am truly grateful for all their hard work and dedication! We look forward to making this a summer tradition

Solciris A. Dominguez

Our daughter loved her experience and has discovered a love for robotics and deepened her love for engineering. As she embarks on to 2nd grade, we feel like her mind was expanded by all the learning and fun she had at your camp. We will look forward to joining next year’s camp

Valentina and Karl
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What guidelines for COVID-19 are you following at your Day Camp?

    Manhattan College Summer Day Camp understands the New York State Child Care and Day Camp Summer Programs issued guidelines,, and will implement them. Manhattan College Summer Day Camp also follows the Considerations for Youth and Summer Camps issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention guidelines. Manhattan College Summer Day Camp also incorporates the Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance recommendations issued by the American Camp Association.

    What does a typical day look like?

    Campers learn, and they have fun doing it. They learn teamwork skills and build self-esteem through daily activities. 

    On a typical day, campers learn about plants during the science section of the day. They would explore our green campus trying to  find some of the plants they learned about during science. For younger kids, discussing how many plants they found will be part of their math session. Older kids will do more complicated math activities that can be used in real life situations.  

    We have many fun activities to inspire your child to learn. Older kids will love to engage in creative challenges using Minecraft, and ozobot/sphero coding.

    How is Manhattan College Summer Day Camp different from other traditional camps?

    Although our camp is 100% educational, our program is not aimed to be a summer school for children. Our activities are designed by our activity leaders and camp counselors to help campers learn new things they normally don’t get in the school year. Our program allows kids the freedom to pursue their passion, creativity, and interests thus engaging in a long-lasting and meaningful learning experience.

    How much does the camp cost?

    We have a tiered pricing model where the more weeks you register, the less it costs overall. We also provide promotions, discounts, and early bird specials. We accept major credit and debit cards.

    Does the camp offer financial aid?

    Our camp offers several options to support parents with their personal financial situations. Please contact us to discuss your personal financial case.  

    Where is the MC summer day camp located?

    We are located in Riverdale, west of Van Cortlandt Park. Our camp is conveniently located one and a half blocks away from the NYC subway (#1 train at 242nd Street), and close to several major highways. All children will stay on campus. 

    Can we visit the camp before signing up?

    Yes, we have several Open Houses each year. All open house sessions are led by our staff. If none of the Open House dates are convenient for you, please feel free to contact us to set up a private tour with our camp staff any day of the week.  Because of COVID-19 we are not running in-person camp visits. Please join our virtual meetings to learn more about our camp.

    What is security and safety like at camp?

    Security and safety is our top priority in camp. All children will be accompanied by our camp counselors at all times, including at drop off and pick up time. 

    Will my child feel left out if they are only in camp for a few weeks?

    No way! New children enter camp throughout the summer. At the beginning of each week, there will be special activities and icebreakers to revamp the group dynamics. 

    Does my child have to stay for the whole day?

    Pick up and drop off times are completely flexible. Parents can drop off their child later or pick them up earlier if there are concerns about the length of the day. If a child seems or is exhausted, the guardian of the child will be contacted to pick them up.

    What should my child wear to camp?

    Campers must wear Manhattan College Summer Camp t-shirts everyday. Camp shirts can be purchased for $8 each. Campers should wear comfortable shoes. Sneakers are highly recommended. No flip-flops or Crocs. 

    Who makes up the camp staff?

    Our camp staff is made up of professionals with experience in education, some of them are currently studying majors in education. Our staff holds CPR and First Aid certifications. All of our camp activity tutors are at least 18 years old.

    What is the staff-to-child ratio?

    Our camper to staff ratio is 9:1.

    Can children with allergies attend this camp?

    Our camp is peanut and tree-nut free.

    Does the camp offer field trips?

    All the activities and classes will be on campus. Our field trips are to the Manhattan College organic garden, which is located inside our big campus. Campers will not leave the campus (which is large enough to have lots of fun during the day)

    How do you handle the summer heat at camp?

    We balance our activities with indoor and outdoor time. All of our classrooms have air conditioning units and water fountains easily accessible. We ask parents to send their children with protective sunscreen.

    Can I cancel my child’s registration?

    Registration fee is non-refundable. If you have paid for camp and for some reason you decide not to continue coming, please send us an email and we can discuss your personal situation. 

    Does the camp provide lunch and snacks?

    Parents and guardians are responsible for providing their child’s cold lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle. We will fill up the water bottle during the day.

    Do campers need to bring anything else with them to camp?

    Each camper will receive a list of items that they should bring in a backpack. The list of items will be used for arts and crafts, science and other activities.

    Do you provide housing for international families interested in your camp?

    Yes we do. We provide homestay and pair up families with american hosts while their children attend our day camp. In some cases we also place the families in College dorm style housing if available.  During COVID-19 we are not providing any housing at the moment.

Activity Descriptions:

Arts

Children will participate in different arts activities that they aren’t necessarily exposed to in school. Children will create several projects and be exposed to new art forms such as graphic design, drawing, painting and photo editing, as well as various mediums that students are already familiar with.

Science

Children will be introduced to the basic topics of science through engaging activities and hands-on experiments. Our science activities will develop the child’s scientific thinking and point of view.

Computer/Coding

Children will expand their skills in computer applications that will prepare them for the rapid advancements in technology. Through exciting interactive projects, these activities will help increase your child’s understanding of technology from the past to the modern day. Campers will enjoy playing and learning coding with ozobot and sphero.

Math

Children are exposed to math activities to better understand related math concepts. Children will foster their reasoning and problem solving skills through fun and creative activities.

Theater*

Children will prepare scenes or full stories, based on their age range, once a week. Campers will learn the different roles for putting together a theater performance. Through fun activities, campers will be able to present a short performance every Friday in collaboration with their peers. Children will be able to participate in the roles of assistant director, props, effects, actor, actress, dancer, and similar positions.

*Because of COVID-19 this activity will be filmed instead. Children will be recorded individually and a short movie will be created and shared with their parents using a private social media link.

SCHEDULE

Program Dates in 2020:

Week 1: July 6 - 10 (full)
Week 2: July 13 - 17 (available)
Week 3: July 20 - 24 (available)
Week 4: July 27 - 31 (available)
Week 5: August 3 - 7 (available)
Week 6: August 10 - 14 (available)

9:30am - 4:30pm

NOTE:

COVID-19 Drop-off time will be scheduled individually between 8:45 am and 9:30 am based on your child's last name.
COVID-19 Pick-up time will be scheduled individually between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm based on your child's last name.

Campers that remain at Manhattan College after pick-up time will be charged an additional fee of $10 for every fifteen minutes after. For parents that need to drop-off campers before 8:45 am, will be charged an additional fee of $10 for every fifteen minutes earlier (the earliest drop off is 8:30 am)


LUNCH/SNACKS

Parents must provide a cold lunch and two snacks in a sealed lunch box every day.

 

CAMP FEES AND DISCOUNTS

$100 Non-refundable registration fee (this fee cannot be added to weekly or other payments). Must be paid when registration is submitted at manhattan.edu/paymccamp

7-8 WEEKS= $320.00 PER WEEK

4-6 WEEKS= $385.00 PER WEEK

1-3 WEEKS= $425.00 PER WEEK

Camp t-shirts $8/ea. (required every day)
Face shield cap $20/ea (will be used only when needed, not all the time)

Available Discounts:

Manhattan College Employees/Alumni - $20 Discount per week

Second/Third Sibling Camper Enrolled - $20 Discount per week

*You can register for one or more weeks as long as they are still available. Full tuition balance must be paid off two weeks before camper's first day of attendance.

Parents will have to submit a health form signed by a pediatrician and fill out a health screening questionnaire previous to first day of camp.

HOMESTAY HOUSING (OPTIONAL)

International campers accompanied by an adult are welcomed.

We provide homestay housing while your child participates in our camp if needed. The cost per week for one adult and one child is $650 and breakfast is included.

Please contact us if your family is larger for customized pricing.

You and your child are placed at an american host family, who will welcome you to their home. The location of the host home is a couple of bus/train stops from Manhattan College.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions (please check our FAQ section) or concerns, or would like to schedule a private tour, please email infonc@manhattan.edu, or call us at 718-862-7428

Manhattan College Summer Day Camp: Where Kids Can Learn in a College Setting