Dear Camp Families,
We hope you are all well and staying safe.
We must in inform you that our Summer at St. Bart's program will be suspended this year.
The health and safety of our campers and families is our top priority. The uncertainty of the spread and with no real timeframe to return to regular activities, we have made the decision to forego this season. This was not an easy decision but a necessary one.
Refunds for your purchased weeks will be processed as soon as possible. We are experiencing a high volume of requests and we thank you in advance for your patience.
Please feel free to email us with any additional questions.
Summer at St. Bart's Staff
Starting at age three, each child participates in daily instructional swim. Imagine Swim teachers guide children in age-appropriate, ability-based lessons, overseen by a lifeguard and Aquatic Director. Younger children utilize the “tot dock” at the shallow end of the pool, while the older children enjoy jumping in the deep end and practicing their advanced strokes. The ratio is always 4 swimmers to 1 instructor.
Our newly renovated 26,000 sq. ft gym is the home base for many athletic activities at camp. Every Friday, children of all ages enjoy the bounce castle. On other days of the week, the gym hosts organized games, relay races, and sports with our athletic coach.
Every child will have a daily dance and movement class. These sessions give children a chance to stretch their bodies and teaches them how to use their bodies to express their feelings and engage with peers safely.
Our rooftop playground is designed to appeal to children young and old. There are two separate play structures for climbing and plenty of space for running around, in addition to riding bikes and cars. Even during the summer heat, our rooftop stays shaded!
2 years old • 9 am - 12 pm • $600 per week
The Little Lambs are a separation program for two year olds. This program incorporates all the best parts of camp: art, play time on the rooftop, singing and dancing, structured and unstructured indoor play, and sports games in the gym.
3 years old • 9 am - 12:30 pm • $650 per week
The Cheeky Chicks is a half-day program for potty-trained three year olds. These children swim daily, in addition to the full roster of special activities, including soccer, yoga, sports in the gym, outdoor play on the rooftop, dance and movement, art, and music. Campers dismiss before lunch.
4 years old • 9 am - 3 pm • $725 per week
The Gaga Guppies is a full-day program for four year olds. Campers swim daily, in addition to sports in the gym, art, outdoor play on the rooftop, dance and movement, and indoor unstructured “choice” play in the classroom. Weekly specials include music, soccer, and yoga. Bring your lunch!
5 and 6 years old • 9 am - 3:05 pm • $725 per week
The Funky Flamingos is a full-day program for five and six year olds. Campers swim daily, in addition to sports in the gym, outdoor play on the rooftop, art, dance and movement, and indoor unstructured “choice” play in the classroom. Weekly specials include music, soccer, and yoga. Bring your lunch!
6 - 10 year olds • 9 am - 3:15 pm • $750 per week
Camp is more fun with a little adventure! The cornerstone of Adventure Camp is its twice-weekly trips around the city. This summer, our trips will include Dave & Busters, Chocolate Works, and the Bronx Zoo. We take public transportation and private buses for off-site trips. Adventure Campers swim every morning- even on trip days! Campers enjoy daily sports in the gym, outdoor play on the rooftop, art, dance and movement, and indoor unstructured “choice” play in the classroom. Weekly specials include music, soccer, and yoga. Bring your lunch!
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE
Early Drop-Off: Monday - Friday • 8:30 - 9am • $50/week • All ages
After Camp: Monday - Thursday • 3- 5:30 pm • $180/week • All ages 4+
For questions or more information about the registration process, email us at or call (212) 378-0203.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the camp staff?
Our counselors are teachers and college students from all over the city. Many of our counselors are teachers at St. Bartholomew Community Preschool. Head counselors are experienced teachers with degrees in education. Assistant counselors are college students pursuing a degree in education.
What is the ratio of campers to staff?
For our youngest counselors, we maintain a 4:1 ratio of campers to staff. In the Adventure Camp and Funky Flamingos groups, the ratio is 6:1. During swimming, the ratio is always 4:1, in addition to a lifeguard and aquatics director on site.
What do campers learn during their swim lessons?
During 30-minute sessions with swim instructors from Imagine Swimming, students become more comfortable and confident in the water. They practice different strokes, kicks, and floating. Younger campers utilize a tot dock at the shallow end of the pool, so their heads are always above water.
Do I have to register for a minimum number of weeks?
There is no minimum! You can register for as few or many weeks as you'd like.
Do you offer sibling discounts?
Yes, we offer 10% discount for siblings.
Is camp only for St. Bart's church members?
No- we welcome families from many different schools in New York and beyond!
What should my child bring to camp?
On your child's first day of camp, they should pack water shoes, goggles, a towel, sunscreen, and an extra set of clothes (including swimsuit) to leave in the cubby for the duration of camp.
Daily, students should arrive wearing their bathing suit underneath their clothes, and in comfortable shoes for active outdoor play.
Do you offer make-up days for illness or travel?
Can camp accommodate my child's nut allergy?
Yes, we are a nut-free environment. We ask families to refrain from sending lunches that include nuts or nut products. All counselors are trained in the use of Epi-Pens in case of emergency.
Do you provide lunch?
No, families must provide lunch daily for full-day campers.
Do you have a maximum number of campers per group?
Each group is capped at 18. The Little Lambs (2 year olds) is limited to 10 children.
When should I register?
We encourage families to register as soon as their summer plans are finalized. Registration for 2020 opens on January 1, 2020.
Are vaccinations required?
Yes, all campers and counselors are required to be fully immunized per Department of Health regulations.