New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts. The Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips to a Police Department facility or a City park are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation. This year for the first time we have the youth camp in two precincts, the 115 pct. (I.S 145) and the 114 pct. (I.S 204). Applications must be submitted by Friday May 29, by mail ONLY.
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SUMMER LAW INSTITUTE
(8th grade program)
The Summer Law Institute (SLI) is a five-week program for rising ninth graders that seeks to inspire students to strive for academic excellence and to pursue careers in the law.During SLI, students will learn about criminal justice, the criminal trial process, and participate in a mock trial competition in front of actual judges! Students will also meet a variety of attorneys and judges, and attend field trips – all while learning the necessary skills to succeed in high school and beyond.
APPLICATION DUE: Friday, April 10
CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
G.O.A.L.S. for Girls Summer Intensive Program on The Intrepid
(8th & 9th grade female program)
The GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive provides fifty girls in eighth or ninth grade the opportunity to expand their STEM thinking and skills. For six weeks, students are engaged in hands-on experiences, interesting field trips and conversations with influential women currently in STEM fields. The program’s curriculum focuses on aerospace science, Earth science and engineering, providing a range of study that appeals to different student interests.
The program nurtures critical thinking and problem-solving skills, social and emotional development, and parent/guardian involvement and support. Intrepid Museum educators, together with educational institutions and invited guests, give students a new, exciting perspective on STEM and the world around them through off-ship and on-ship workshops and demonstrations.
*UPDATE* PROGRAM FOR 2015 IS NOW CLOSED
CHAMPIONS CLUB/ SASF Summer Program
This free summer program takes place Monday-Thursday, for 3 or 4 hours per day. Typically, there is an SASF program at I.S. 125 (still pending for 2015). Registration
is taken on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to turn in your completed registration form as soon
as possible. A medical form signed and stamped by a doctor is required for children ages 6-13.
Kamp Kiwanis is a one-week sleep away camp offered to students in I.S. 125. Sunnyside Kiwanis offers a "Kamporship" to students to subsidize the cost. Kamp Kiwanis is aimed at providing fun, physical exercise and adventure. It strives to afford opportunities to participate in a creative outdoor group experience in a democratic setting and develop characteristics of leadership and fair play.
The program at Kamp Kiwanis is designed to mainstream all children, including up to 20 each session with special needs. It is non-competitive with emphasis on group and team building. No activity is forced, but all are encouraged.
If you would like more information, please speak to Ms. Masiello at 718-937-0320 x2001
Variety Boys & Girls Club, Astoria
Although this program is not free, this is a full summer program which is offered at a low cost.
July 6, 2015-August 28, 2015
Hours of Operation: 8 AM – 5 PM
ADDITIONAL MINI-PROGRAMS AVAILABLE (Additional Fees)
EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE (Additional Fees)
REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN
The Boys Club of New York
Ages 6 & up
If you've got a son, listen up: The nonprofit runs day camps from Monday, July 6-Friday, August 14 at its clubhouses in Harlem, Flushing and the East Village. Boys engage in a variety of activities, including sports, visual and performing arts, city outings and weekly trips to BCNY’s campus in Martinsville, NJ. The entire session costs $25, or $35 for a family, although there are nominal fees for certain enrichment classes and outings. For current members, registration takes place Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 27. New members can vie for spots beginning on Monday, April 6. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fresh Air Fund
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the
country to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities.
Camp Anita Bliss Coler (ABC) – Girls only, ages 9-12
Camp Hayden-Marks – Boys only, ages 9-12
Camp Tommy – Boys only, ages 12 ½-15
Camp Hidden Valley – Girls and boys, ages 8-12, serving children with and without special needs
Camp Mariah – Girls and boys, admission is restricted to children who are currently in the 6th grade
City Parks Foundation runs free tennis, golf, and track & field programs for kids who reside in NYC. All equipment is provided. CityParks Sports works in many parks in Queens, including Astoria Park. Call 718-760-6999 for additional info about any of the following programs.
NYC Swim Programs
Parks provides a variety of free aquatics programs for all ages and levels, ranging from swim lessons
to recreational swimming to training for swim team competition.
For information on registration, and which programs still have space open, visit our Registration page.
Free Tennis for Kids
Your child can learn to play tennis for free! NYJTL’s Community Tennis Program is for children and youth who are:
- Between the ages of 5 and 18
- At any level of tennis skill, from “never held a racquet before” to “tomorrow’s champion”
- Anywhere in NYC (check out our program locations in parks and schools in all five boroughs)
Racquets and balls are available for children to use during program hours. The only thing participants need to bring is their own water bottle and tennis sneakers.
Any questions? Contact Scott Daly at email@example.com or call 347-417-8177
Urban Park Rangers
Despite cutbacks in recent years, the Urban Park Rangers continue to offer lots of free outdoor programs for kids. The organization's online calendar includes hiking, orienteering, canoeing, birding and fishing activities for families. It's also smart to subscribe to the Rangers' quarterly Outdoors in New York newsletter since some cool events don't seem to make it online until the last minute.
The Urban Park Rangers Weekend Adventures include canoeing, birding, hiking, survival skills, astronomy and more. These activities let you experience New York City's thousands of acres of parkland as you never have before. You'll forget you're in the city entirely!
How to register: For many outings, you just show up and enjoy. Others require entering an online lottery. Visit the website for more info.
Computer Resource Centers Teen Programming
Learn about the world around you and how to be safe online! Youth classes are for kids ages 6-12. You can be part of the center’s After-school Program, an out-of-school time program, or just drop in! Our programs are made so that you learn and have fun when using the computers and doing projects on the computers. You will be a better computer user and a better world citizen.
Media-Smart Youth: Are you between age 11 and 13? Join us for a program this summer where you can question and find out more about the media world around you. What does this ad mean? Who is the target audience? How do my decisions affect my health? Where can I go to learn new things? Join us for Parks After-school and find out! You can also work with kids around the world (Global Partners Junior), stay healthy, and learn about the parks!
If you are interested in learning more about special programs available for youth such as Global Partners Junior or Introduction to Animation, call 212-255-3066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.