Single-day adventure camps, cooking camps, end-of-year bridge camps. This summer Arts and Athletics has a number of exciting options for families who are only looking for drop-in coverage for a day here and there. Click here to find out more. Space does tend to fill up, so we ask that you let us know at least a day in advance to save your spot. For help with registration, call us as 212-621-9166.
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Summer is here! Camps at PS 9 (84th Street) will run from July 1st to August 16th. You can sign up for all seven weeks of camp, single weeks, or even single days. Activities include musical theater, basketball, cooking, technology, and outdoor adventures in the park. Click here to find out more about our drop-in day camp option!
Summer Musical Theater Camp for grades 1-5. This camp at PS 9 (84th Street) spans seven weeks between Monday, July 1st and Friday, August 16th from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can sign up for all seven weeks or just individual weeks as needed. Each week the children and their director Jeff Edmond brainstorm ideas for a new show, learning songs and dialogue and dance routines and performing for friends and family at the end of the week.
Summer Adventure Camp for Li’l Explorers for Pre-K and K at PS 9. Our early childhood specialists, Diana Carrera and Celia Vasquez, have developed a program customized for our students who are entering kindergarten and first grade next year. This camp follows the same schedule as our performing arts camp but will focus on the interests and developmental needs of the younger children. Single day drop-ins are welcome. Please register at least one day prior!
Cooking Camp at PS 9. A hands-on/minds-on cooking camp where young chefs will learn to follow a recipe, measure carefully, and enjoy tasting new foods and flavors! Our camp is hosted by experienced teacher, afterschool teacher, and chef, Liz Seelhoff!
STEM Camp with Ms. Sora at PS 166 (89th Street). Everyone’s favorite PS 166 technology teacher, Ms. Jenny Sora, will host two weeks of STEM camp at PS 166 on 89th Street, July 8-12 and July 15-19. Children will learn about robotics and coding and other fun computer-related stuff. Sign up for one week or both!
Basketball Camp at PS 9. This summer, for the week of July 15th to 19th, Sayeed and his coaches will host a basketball camp at PS 9. With regulation courts and an air conditioned gym, it will be a great place to work on your basketball skills. This camp is open to children in grades 3 to 5.
The first day of summer camp is July 1st. Check the camps link above for details. Camps include Performing Arts (musical theater), Li’l Explorers (for Pre-K and K), STEM Camp at PS 166, Basketball Camp, Cooking Camp, and daily drop-in adventure camps.
Aligning course offering with the needs and desires of the community is an ongoing project. In some cases the challenge is to offer classes in afterschool that expand on the strengths of the school…an art class (with 80 minute blocks of time) can allow a child who is learning to draw, the time and quiet and support to take that interest further.
We host “back to school night” every single day. Working parents who can’t pick their child up at 3 p.m. can pick them up at 5:40 p.m. This is actually a really big deal. Parents can meet and speak with other parents that they would never see otherwise.
A number of our instructors are daytime teachers, paraprofessionals, or assistant teachers. Teaching in afterschool allows them to work in small groups with children who are interested in a specific topic.