Summer Camp for Pre-K and K (entering K – 1)

Summer Adventure for Lil’ Explorers Preschool and kindergarten camp

Location: PS 9, 100 West 84th Street (at the corner of Columbus Avenue)

Camp runs for seven weeks, from Monday, July 1st through Friday, August 16th from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is no camp Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.

Price: $750 per week. (Single day rate is $150.)

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Important: To promote safety, health, and happiness for all, our campers must be 4 years old by the first day of camp, fully potty-trained, able to speak up for their needs and can go a full day without a nap.


Campers will explore a window of colorful adventures and enrichment activities through a monthly theme: Animal Adventures, Dinosaur Adventure, or Universe Explorers and has an education-based curriculum.  Each topic contains a variety of activities including Spanish, Arts/Literacy, Math, Science, Creative Arts, Music, and Movement, as well as free play and socialization.

Our curriculum addresses all aspects of language: listening, speaking, vocabulary building, but most importantly, a lifelong interest in other cultures for pre-k and kindergarten readiness. Campers will have fun in their daily musical theater class, and they will perform at the end of every week!

Summer Themes

July 1 to 19, Theme I: Animal Adventures (closed July 4 and 5) In Animal Adventures, your child will go on a safari to learn all about the beautiful and sometimes strange animals in the world. We will sample animal-themed crafts, hands-on activities, books and games in the classroom and then venture outside to the parks, nature walks, and a field trip to the museum of natural history. We will learn about the world of animals that have shaped who we are, how we live and who we will become. The classroom will be turned into a forest full of life and wonders. Campers will also have daily trips to the playground, wet days and messy days.

July 22 to August 2, Theme II: Dinosaur Adventure Let’s go for an adventure! Campers will learn about dinosaurs and geology while they delve into the fascinating prehistoric world to learn all about these giant, extinct reptiles from the Mesozoic era. Our explorers will learn about exciting facts about the Stegosaurus, T-Rex, and Triceratops and other dinosaurs and will visit the Natural History Museum to enhance their learning and explorations. 

August 5 to August 16, Theme III: Universe Explorers Pack your moon boots and space suit for the summer camp adventure you have been waiting for! Universe Explorers takes our campers on experience to find out what they constellations look like, how astronauts traveled from the Earth to the moon and so much more. We will also study our Solar system and find out why Earth is so unique. We might even build a space shuttle and take an imaginary trip to Mars. We will make our jetpacks, spacecraft and planet artwork while learning about our amazing universe and the heroes who explore it. Campers will visit the Natural History Museum to enhance their learning and explorations.

Sample Daily Schedule

8:30 am – 9:00 amDrop Off Free Play & Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 amWelcome Children & Circle Time
9:30 am – 10:15 amFirst Activity
10:15 am – 11:15 amPlayground or Gym Activity
11:15 am – 11:30 amStory Time, Rest Time
11:30 am – 12:10 pmMusical Theater 
12:10 pm – 12:50 pmLunch Time
12:50 pm – 1:50 pmRest Time and Quiet Activities
1:50 pm – 2:15 pmSnack Time
2:15 pm – 3:00 pmMath Literacy, Pre-k and Kindergarten Readiness  
3:00 pm – 3:50 pmPlayground or Soccer/Yoga/Gymnastics
3:50 pm – 4:40 pmSecond Activity
4:40 pm – 5:30 pmFree Play – Dismissal 

Program Details:

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Summer Camp at PS 9, 100 West 84th Street, NY NY 10024
  • Camp Dates: July 1 – August 16, 2019. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Open to kids ages 4 – 6 who are fully potty-trained, able to speak up for their needs and can go a full day without a nap.
  • Price: $750 per week. $5000 for full 7 weeks. The week of Monday, July 1st will be a 3-day week and the cost for that shortened week is $500.
Questions? Email: Diana@artsandathletics.org