Welcome to play:groundNYC’s third year of summer camp!
Our Governors Island play lot is a blank slate, ready to be transformed into a land of your own imagining. Work with new friends to bring big ideas to life using a wide array of materials, craft supplies, and basic hand tools. Never used a hammer before? No problem! Our playworkers are here to help you learn the skills you need. Join us for a summer of unforgettable outdoor fun!
Each day at camp will be filled with plenty of opportunities for campers to plan their own adventures. Materials will be provided and supervised by trained playworkers in different areas of the playground.
Due to the self-directed nature of our camp, much of your child’s day will be (wonderfully) up to them! They will have opportunities to play with others, spend time alone, build, take apart, imagine, play in and with water, just relax, or anything else they can come up with! Your child will get dirty and may get small bumps, bruises, or scratches, as that is the nature of play.
They will also have the daily option to take a walk around Governors Island to explore other programs and parts of the island with our staff. We will take a lunch break and two snack breaks outside of the gates of the playground under the shade of trees across a small (car-less) road. This will help provide a chance for them to have a rest and re-energize. The playground itself provides partial shade under canopies and plenty of materials that they are free to use under the supervision of our staff who have been specially trained to work in this environment.
Drop off is at 8:30 am and pick up at 3:00 pm at the Battery Maritime Building (at 10 South Street on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets in Lower Manhattan, next to the Staten Island ferry terminal.)
Weekly sessions are $625 for an 8:30 am to 3 pm camp day.
(Enrollment is now open for eight 1 week sessions from July 9th through August 31st)
July 9 – 13 – SOLD OUT
July 16 – 20 – SOLD OUT
July 23 – 27 – GIRLS WEEK! – SOLD OUT
July 30 – August 3 – available
August 6 – 10 – available
August 13 – 17 – available
August 20 – 24 – available
August 27 – 31 – available
Please Note: We also offer an early bird discount and can provide two financial aid scholarships per week. There is a 10% discount for siblings and for campers registering for multiple weeks. **To receive the multiple week discount you must register for the multiple weeks within the same registration.**
Register for Summer camp HERE