Schedule

  • 2017 6-Week Session: Wed, July 5th – Fri, Aug 11th
  • 7-8 & 9-12 Groups: Mon – Thurs, 9 am – 4:45 pm
  • 4-6 group: Mon – Thurs, 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
  • Drop-off & pick-up location: Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, 805 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025.
  • Children are divided into age-appropriate groups (4-6, 7-8, 9-11) for academics and sports.
  • Friday Field Trips for all ages are 9 am – 3:30 pm to the beach, zoo, museum, bowling, and other local attractions.
  • Private chartered A/C bus and van for travel to/from activities and Friday field trips.
  • Transportation to/from camp: 1) Group chaperoned subway transportation from/to Grand Army Plaza Station in Park Slope, Brooklyn; 2) Group chaperoned subway transportation from/to 71st Ave Subway Station in Forest Hills, Queens;and 3) Private chaperon pickup from your home in Manhattan via taxi, bus or subway. Fees are listed on the application. No discounts on transportation.
  • Weekly evening parent education class is onsite on Tuesday eves from 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm (Except for the first week is Wed 7/5; then Tues 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8). Attendance is strongly recommended. Parents are divided by age group: 4-6 & 7-12. Childcare is provided at no charge for campers and siblings. For 4-6 year olds, childcare is also provided on Tuesdays from 3:15 – 4:45.
  • Children must bring a bag lunch, 2 snacks, and drink. There is a microwave for heating food. (Food is not provided)
  • Weekly activities include: swimming (2x/week), social skills training, competitive board gaming, art learning, recess, athletic team sports, classroom academic sessions, and Friday field trips.
  • Children ages 7-12 spend about 2 hours per day, Mon-Thurs, practicing academics (math, reading, and writing) and group work with a licensed special education teacher and support staff. They also receive individual tutoring with access to laptops for research and reward time. Teachers conduct pre and post assessments which are included in their final camp reports. 4-6 group spends less time on academics due to their shorter day and learns through exploratory activities rather than formal lessons.
  • Swimming takes place at the McBurney YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan, which takes about 25 minutes by private bus each way. The pool temperature is 83-84 degrees. Outdoor sports (t-ball, kickball, soccer) are played at Central Park. Indoor sports (basketball, soccer, kickball) are played at a large nearby private gym with A/C.
  • Daily Report Cards (DRCs) are used to target individual behaviors and track daily overall progress, which is then shared with parents daily at pick-up time.
  • There is a final departure ceremony on the last day of camp from 3:30-4:30pm where graduation certificates are given out to each child and the groups perform a dancing skit. It’s a fun and memorable way to say goodbye for the summer.
  • Each Friday, parents receive their child’s “Peer Matches” which occurs when two kids both pick each other for a play date. This is done to increase social awareness and facilitate play dates.
  • On the 3rd Friday, parents have a 20 min telephone conference with the teacher regarding academics.
  • On the Monday after camp ends, parents receive a final progress report (academic and social) and have a 20-min telephone exit interview with their assistant director to discuss school-year recommendations.
  • Sample schedule 2017

Any questions, please contact us.