Welcome to the NEW Home of the Queens College Summer Camp!
Welcome to the NEW home of the Queens College Summer Camp! As you poke around our website, you will see that we offer an extensive list of options that will allow you to create the program that best suits your child’s personality! We understand that selecting the program that fits best may be difficult though. If you have questions or need help navigating our new site, our staff is here to help! Please do not hesitate to call us at 718-997-2777.
Below, you will find a brief description of each of our programs and some need-to-know facts about early starts, extended days, lunch, transportation and more. For detailed information about each of our programs, see the “Programs” tab in the top right-hand section of our website. If you have questions at any point, call us; we are waiting to help you!
QC Sports & Education Program
This program provides enrichment for youngsters who wish to develop talents and interests outside their regular schools. Faculty members have been selected for their ability to communicate the joy of learning to young students and to promote invention, creativity, and self-expression. All indoor classes are in air-conditioned classrooms. For the 5 & 6 year olds we offer QC KinderKamp which has small groups supervised by caring counselors. This program is combined with a half day of Sports activities, taught by experienced instructors who encourage the love of physical fitness, sports and good sportsmanship.
All-Day Sports Academy
Queens College facilities are among the best in the City. The spacious Fitzgerald Gym houses an Olympic-standard pool and basketball courts. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts, softball fields and soccer fields.
Children ages 5 to 6 will have modified activities that promote endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination while learning the basics to team sports. Available sports can include field games (relay races, parachute games, and line soccer), gym games (obstacle courses, scooter games, and introduction to basketball.)
Children ages 7 to 14 will have the option to choose an all day sports program that will allow them to enter the world of athletics with age-appopriate instructional activities while teaching the core fundamentals of each sport. Available sports for ages 7-14 can include field games (soccer & softball), gym games (basketball & volleyball), as well as the new additions of capture the flag & ultimate frisbee.
Theatre Production Program
Do you enjoy acting? Do you like to dance? Are you artistic—can you create scenery and costumes? Or would you rather go behind the scenes and become a stage manager? This program will teach campers the many different aspects to creating a successful musical play. The Theatre Production will stimulate your child’s imagination while equipping them with valuable traits such as self-esteem and confidence. (Our Little Theatre, ages 5-8, is a half day theatre program. It will be half day of theatre the other half swim and sports variety.)
Join the fun as we put together a musical for parents and peers to see! Past musicals have included The Little Mermaid, Sussical the Musical, Oliver, Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins, and others! But if you’re not ready for a full day of Theater, check out the costume design class in the Education & Sports Program. It might be just right for you!
Early-Start Schedule beginning at 8 am is available for those who need early drop off. NO BUS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE IN THE MORNING FOR THIS PROGRAM. You must specify on the application that you need the additional hour in the morning. There is an additional charge for this.
Extended-Day Program is available until 5 pm. You must specify on the application that you need the additional hour in the afternoon. There is an additional charge for this.
Arrival – Campers should arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time.
Meals – Meals are free and provided by USDA through the NYC Department of Education School Food Program. Grab-N-Go Breakfast provided to all upon arrival, and snacks offered during the day.
Program T-Shirts – It is advised that program T-shirts be worn every day. Each child receives one free T-Shirt and a water bottle. Additional shirts may be purchased in the program store during June (you will be notified of dates) and throughout the summer.
Bus Service – Most of
our campers are dropped off and picked up by their parents.
Bus transportation is available for an
additional fee; call our office at 718-997-2777 for more
information. The bus company is: The Queens Children's
Transportation Corporation and their phone # is 718-726-3500.
You may also click HERE for their Bus Form. Please note the time the
bus service is available for your neighborhood!
Inclement Weather – We will have modified activities on very hot days and indoor activities on rainy days. (At the discretion of the Director, some schedules may need to be adjusted during the summer.)