Enjoy summer in NYC with our fun-filled educational camp for kids, ages 6-14.
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 children engaged all day!
The camp will take place on the Manhattan College campus at our convenient New York City location. Campers will have access to Manhattan College resources such as classrooms, computer labs and our five story Library. The program runs from Monday, June 25th to Friday, August 17th, 9am to 5pm.
The program combines fun with learning as kids participate in activities designed to help them develop new skills, try out new hobbies and make long-lasting friendships. Children will expand their creativity through art, math, science, technology and reading activities, as well as learning a number of important critical thinking skills. Our educational activities are taught by our top Manhattan College education students who have hands-on teaching experience with students at different schools and levels throughout the Bronx.
Registration for 2019 will be open in November 2018. Please check this website for our early bird special offer.
Campers will learn while having fun. They learn teamwork and build self-esteem through these activities. Each day is always different from another one.
On a typical day, campers will have a conversation about plants during the science section of the day. They would then find some of these plants during an interactive activity. During their arts section, our campers will team up and search for those plants in our campus green areas and take pictures of them with the assistance of our teachers and counselors. For younger kids, discussing how many pictures and plants they found will be part of their math session. Older kids will do more complicated math activities, related to real life. Once at the computer room, students will learn digital photography and create collages that will be posted in our facebook page for all to enjoy and share.
We have many fun activities in our lesson plans for our children to learn. Older kids will love to learn video game coding (Minecraft, and other popular video games will be incorporated), and robot coding during our computer section. They will form teams, build mindstorm (lego robots) and make him move or code sphero. We will have guests, such as a high school robotics team to show us their robot and how they have been working on it.
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 and lesson plans are designed by our activity leaders and camp counselors to help campers learn new fun things they normally don’t get in the school year. Our program will allow 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 our Camp Operator 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 in our main campus.
Can we visit camp before signing up?
Yes, we have several Open Houses each year. All open house sessions are led by our MC Camp Director, Camp Chaperones, and our Activity Leaders. 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.
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. Our campus also employs a watch person from our Public Safety office to ensure there are no unauthorized people entering the campus during camp hours.
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?
We will provide campers with two Camp t-shirts on their first day. Campers should wear the camp t-shirts every day. Additional camp shirts can be purchased for $10 each. Campers should wear comfortable shoes. Sneakers are highly recommended, but not flip-flops, nor crocs.
Who makes up the camp staff?
Our camp staff is made up of our very own Manhattan College faculty and students pursuing careers in education, counseling, and organizational leadership. Our staff holds CPR and First Aid certifications. All staff members have also completed a background check and will go through an intensive one-week training prior to the opening of camp. All of our camp counselors are at least 18 years old.
What is the staff-to-child ratio?
Our camper to staff ratio is 1:6 for children ages 5-8 and 1:8 for children ages 9-14.
Can children with disabilities or special medical needs attend this camp?
Our camp is open to all children and we accommodate children with disabilities and/or medical needs. Manhattan College is wheelchair accessible and all special medical needs or allergy-related dietary restrictions will be observed by our MC Camp Staff. Please contact our Camp Director prior to completing registration should your child need accommodations.
Does the camp offer field trips?
All the activities and classes will be on campus only.
How do you handle the summer heat at camp?
Most of our activities are indoors and all of our classrooms have air conditioning units and water fountains easily accessible on the same floor. While the children are playing in the quadrangle during recess, we ask parents to send their children with protective sunscreen.
Can I cancel my child’s registration?
Registration 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, 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.
Children will participate in different arts activities that they aren’t necessarily exposed to in school. Children will create several projects and expose their creativity into new types of art forms such as graphic design and photo editing, as well as the art mediums students are already familiar with.
Children will be introduced to the basic topics of science through engaging activities and hands-on experiments. Our science class will develop the child’s scientific thinking and point of view.
Our Reading and Movie Class is designed to build on the child’s critical and reading skills. Children will also watch film adaptations to correlate what they have read and analyzed.
Children will expand their skills in computer software and applications that will prepare them in for the rapid advancement in technology. Through interactive and exciting projects, these fun activities will help increase children’s understanding of past to modern technology.
Our Math class will expose Children to math activities to better understand related math concepts. Children will foster their reasoning and problem solving skills through fun and creative lessons.
Drop-off time is 9am and pick-up time is 4:30pm. Campers that remain at Manhattan College after 5pm should be picked up before 5:30pm and parents will be charged for an additional fee of $40 per day or $150 per week. Parents will be charged a $25 late fee every half hour for picking up their child after 5:30pm.
Parents must provide cold lunch and snacks in a sealed lunch box every day.
CAMP FEES AND DISCOUNTS
7-8 WEEKS= $420.00 PER WEEK
4-6 WEEKS= $550.00 PER WEEK
1-3 WEEKS= $680.00 PER WEEK
Manhattan College Employees/Alumni - $50 Discount per week
Second/Third Sibling Camper Enrolled - $50 Discount per week
Friends of MC Employees/Alumni - $30 Discount per week
**The registration deadline for the Manhattan College Summer Day Camp is Friday, June 8th, 2019.