Summer Events: Registration for Summer and Fall!

Summer is a busy time at Arts and Athletics!

Registration is already open for Summer Camp 2024 and will open soon for the Fall Cycle of afterschool! Click here for full class listings for Fall Cycle!

Check out “Summer Camp Reminders” below for a list of items children will need for camp.

We’re so excited to offer a number of summer camp options, including, for the first time this year, our instrumental music program. With expert instruction in trumpet, clarinet, guitar, piano, and violin, children will have the opportunity to expand their musical skill and knowledge in the context of a fun summer camp experience.

Summer Camp Descriptions:
1. Outdoor Adventure:
This summer we will reprise our ever-popular outdoor camp where regular afterschool personnel guide children on adventures, field-trips, hikes, sports, and art projects around Central Park.
2. Performing Arts / Musical Theater: In musical theater camp Jeff Edmond and Ed Horan will guide students PS 9 as they collaborate to produce a new original show each week and perform on Fridays for their friends and family. Writing, singing, dancing, and acting!
3. Performing Arts / Instrumental Music: New this year, in support of the PS 9 music program, we will host a music immersion camp with instruction available in trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, piano, guitar, drums/percussion, and violin. The program will also introduce children to music history and theory, helping them to grow in their playing in fun and interesting ways.

For more information on our amazing music faculty and the learning opportunities available for your children, visit our music page here.

For more information click here or call Ryan Zavala at 917-975-8811 to reserve a spot.

Summer Camp Reminders:

  • Provide lunch as well as snacks for your child, please refrain from snacks that are sugary or contain nuts (We do have extra snacks on hand if needed)
  • Sneakers are encouraged for hikes we will take in Central Park
  • Provide swim gear (swim trunks, water shoes, and a towel) are recommended) for sprinkler activities, a change of clothes for when we arrive back in the building.
  • Provide sunscreen, sanitizer and a hat if possible, due to the fact that they are outside almost all day.
  • Pre-K, K students should have an extra change of clothes in case of accidents
  • We kindly ask that if students are sick, they do not attend camp (credits for missed days will be provided)
  • Every Friday is our Musical Theatre Performance at 4:15 P.M.

The last day of regular afterschool programming for the 2023-24 school year was Friday, June 14th. Beyond that date, Arts and Athletics offered our bridge camps for those families needing childcare during afterschool hours. Additionally, there were dates when DoE schools were closed. AAA offered camps on several of those days. (See below and note that no camp was offered on Memorial Day.)

Dates that our schools are closed and whether camp is offered:
1. Monday, May 27: Memorial Day (no camp offered)
2. Thursday, June 6: Chancellor’s day (camp is offered)
3. Friday, June 7: Clerical day (camp is offered)
4. Monday, June 17: Eid-al-Adha (camp is offered)
5. Wednesday, June 19: Juneteenth (camp is offered)

Arts and Athletics is conducting Summer Camp 2024 for eight weeks from Monday, July 1 to Friday, August 23. You can sign up for single weeks or all eight! Drop off and pick up are at PS 9 (84th/Columbus) and camp hours are 9 am to 5pm. (There is no camp on Thursday or Friday, July 4th and 5th. ) Campers can sign up for Outdoor Adventures, Musical Theater, or Instrumental Music! Instrumental Music Camp, offered for the first time this year, will include one-on-one instruction, group practice, ensemble performance, and fun introductions to music history and music theory.