2024 Summer Camps at PS 9: Three Options!

Outdoor Adventure, Musical Theater, and Instrumental Music!
All three options include an outdoor component in Central Park
with plenty of exercise and fresh air fun!

Camps are available for eight weeks:
Monday, July 1st through Friday, August 23rd
(with the exception of Thursday and Friday, July 4th and 5th)

Click to view our summer camp video!

A note on pricing:
Summer camp is $600 per week for all activities and instruction between 9am and 5pm.
The first week is pro-rated to $360 as it is only three days.

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For the past decade, Arts and Athletics has conducted camps during the summer break to meet the interests of children as well as the childcare needs of their parents. You can sign up for the full seven weeks or one week at a time, as needed. Single-day coverage in the Outdoor Adventure group is also an option if there is space available.

Read below to find out about our Outdoor Adventure Camp and Performing Arts Camp options.

Outdoor Adventure Camp

Outdoor adventure camp will include activities like Hiking, Bird Watching, Wilderness Adventure, Observational Drawing, Plant Life in Central Park, Landscape Drawing, Gardening, and Science Themed projects. Campers will also participate in their favorite cooperative games like Soccer and ‘Steal the Bacon.’ We’ll also look for sprinklers to cool off on hot days! Register for one week or all seven!

Performing Arts / Musical Theater Camp

Performing Arts, including instrumental music instruction and musical theater production, are core programs for the Arts and Athletics organization. Over the course of the summer, you will see marked growth in your child’s skill and in their confidence performing for others. The foundation of these programs is, of course, our amazing instructors.

Under the direction of veteran Afterschool teacher, Jeff Edmond, students will put on a new show each Friday afternoon. From Monday to Thursday, students will agree on a theme, pick songs, and learn simple choreography all in preparation for a brand-new show each Friday afternoon–family and friends are always encouraged to attend! Performing Arts camp includes daily lunch in Central Park.

*As campers are working on a new show each week, there are no half-day or single-day options for the Performing Arts camp.

Performing Arts / Instrumental Music Camp
(Summer Time Jam!)

Parents have asked us to include instrumental music instruction as part of our summer time offerings. And we’re totally psyched to do so! Instruction will be available in trumpet, clarinet, piano, saxophone, violin, guitar, and percussion. Your child can make tremendous progress over the summer when they have fewer distractions and plenty of time to practice with teachers always on hand to provide guidance and encouragement! (Click here to learn more about our instrumental music teachers and the program that is growing in our schools.)

Our music staff are a multi-talented bunch, masters of their instruments, but also great teachers and coaches in range of activities from math to soccer! Each day of summer camp will involve one-on-one instruction on their instruments, workshops on music notation and composition, and sessions on music appreciation where students will be exposed to recordings and biographies of the legends. The price for coverage from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday is $600, the same price as ten half-hour private lessons, and in summer it will include the full range of camp activities. Our hope is to create momentum during the summer that will carry over to the school year starting in September. Is your student ready to take his or her playing to the next level…and then level after that?!

Sample Daily Schedule And Registration Info

9-9:30 Drop Off/ Supervised Play
9:30-11:45 Morning Session
11:45-1:30 Lunch in Central Park (all campers)
*1 pm pick up and drop off for half-day campers at PS 9
1:30-4:30 Afternoon Session
4:30-5 pm Supervised Play/Pick Up

LOCATION: PS 9  (at 84th street between Columbus and Amsterdam)

DATES: Camp runs for seven weeks, from Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, August 18th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Register for one week or all seven.

Cost: Each camp is priced at $600/week

Half Day Options: Outdoor camp is available for $400/week (9am – 1pm or 1pm -5pm)

Single-day Outdoor Adventure camp: $130/day and space is limited. Please email at least the day before for availability

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Registration is available to students entering 1st grade through entering 6th grade. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon!

*Cancelations/Refunds: In place of refunds, we will provide credits that may be used for any future programming with Arts and Athletics.

TO REGISTER, Email uS At: Ryan@artsandathletics.org