Summer camps provide a healthy, secure and friendly environment for children to learn and play in organized group activities. While there are hundreds of permitted camps in New York City, you can find the best one for your child by following these steps. Many camps begin their registration period in January, so start early to ensure your child gets into the right camp.
The best way to learn about a camp is to speak with the camp’s operator or director. Some good questions to ask include:
Before you register for a camp, check information on services offered by the City, including:
If you discover a safety or sanitary issue at a camp, call 311 to make a complaint.
To report child abuse at a camp, call the Child Abuse Hotline at (800) 342-3720. For abuse taking place outside New York State, call (518) 474-8740.