Summer Camp

Summer Camp at BCNY

JULY 2, 2018 – AUGUST 10, 2018

Each Clubhouse offers an all-day summer recreational program which continues the enriching programming BCNY holds during the school year. Members will enjoy swimming, fitness and athletics, game room activities, music, arts and crafts, and field trips.  Inherent in all of BCNY’s programming is the focus on leadership, conscientiousness, and camaraderie.

Parent Orientation Dates

ABBE CLUBHOUSE
All Ages Parent Summer Orientation (MANDATORY): May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Make-up orientation for Explorer Parents


GERRY CLUBHOUSE

Parents must attend a summer camp orientation on either of the following dates:
Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 AM


HARRIMAN CLUBHOUSE

Parents must attend a summer camp orientation on any of the following dates:
Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 AM

 

Summer Camp FAQs

Who can attend summer camp?
Summer camp is open to current BCNY members who registered for the 2017-2018 Program Year by Friday, March 30 and met attendance requirements throughout the Spring Cycle (April – June). If you are unsure about your member’s eligibility for summer camp, please see your clubhouse director.

Is there a separate registration form for summer camp?
Yes. Registration for summer camp occurs during the spring cycle.
Summer registration forms are available online and in the clubhouses. All registration forms must be submitted in person to the Clubhouse Registrar.

How much does summer camp cost?
The fee is $25.00 for one member, $35.00 for a family with two or more boys enrolled.

Can I get refunded once my child is registered?
No. Refunds will not be issued.

Where is camp held?
Summer camp is held at all three clubhouses.
Junior and teen members will have a special opportunity to experience overnight adventures at BCNY’s sleepaway camp at Harriman State Park.

Are breakfast and lunch included in the summer program?
Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be served daily.
Members may bring their own lunch but BCNY will not refrigerate or heat up any food.

When are the clubhouses open?
Clubhouses open at 8:00 AM for drop off and will close at 5:30 PM. All members must be picked up from summer camp by 5:15 PM. Please see below for pick up and drop off policies.

Is there an HSA academic component of summer camp?
Yes. High School Access (HSA) will provide academic support focused on math & reading throughout the summer to all members in 5th – 7th grade.

Is there academic support for special needs students with IEPs?
Academic Tutoring Support Services for special needs students with IEPs are available at all three clubhouses. Contact your education director for more information.

Registration Information

Download the 2018 Summer Camp Registration Form or pick one up in your clubhouse registrar’s office.

Please note: registration dates and availability differ for each clubhouse location

ABBE CLUBHOUSE | 133-01 41st Road, Flushing, Queens
Registration Availability: Registration is CLOSED for Explorers and Juniors. Registration is still open for Teens.
To make an appointment, contact registrar Amy Li: (718) 886-7803 or amy.li@bcny.org.
Registrar Hours: By appointment only.

GERRY CLUBHOUSE | 321 East 111th Street, East Harlem, New York
Registration Availability: Registration is still open for all age groups.
For more information, contact registrar Felicita Rivera: felicita.rivera@bcny.org.
Registrar Hours:
Mondays | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Note: The registrar’s office will be closed from 2:00 – 3:00 pm)
Tuesdays  | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Note: The registrar’s office will be closed from 2:00 – 3:00 pm)
Wednesdays | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Note: The registrar’s office will be closed from 1:00 – 2:00 pm)
Thursdays | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Note: The registrar’s office will be closed from 2:00 – 3:00 pm)
Fridays | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Note: The registrar’s office will be closed from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

HARRIMAN CLUBHOUSE | 287 East 10th Street, Lower East Side, New York
Registration Availability: Registration is still open for all age groups.
For more information, contact registrar Isabel Ramirez: isabel.ramirez@bcny.org.

Summer Camp Drop Off & Pick Up Policies

Drop Off Policies

  • Drop-off begins at 8:00 AM. Members must be dropped off by 8:45 AM.
  • At some clubhouses breakfast will only be served until 8:30 AM & all outside breakfast food must be consumed by 8:30 AM.
  • Members who arrive after 8:45 AM are considered “Late Arrivals”
    Continuous, unscheduled late arrivals may result in parent meetings and possible suspension
  • Scheduled Late Arrivals are offered at certain clubhouses for members with unavoidable conflicts.
    Scheduled Late Arrivals require permission from your age-group directors
    Age-group directors must be given a minimum of 24 hours notice to confirm a Scheduled Late Arrival with a member’s parent or guardian either in person, by phone, or email
  • Children should not be dropped off by themselves prior to the building opening
  • All members ages 12 and under must be signed in by a parent or authorized adult.

For more information about your clubhouse-specific Drop Off policies please see your clubhouse director.

Pick Up Policies

  • Dismissal times vary at each clubhouse. See your age group director for details.
  • All members ages 12 and under must be picked up every day by an authorized adult. This adult must sign their member out at the front desk and the member must “scan out” with his card.
  • Members 13 years and older may leave the clubhouse on their own, but must “scan out” with their cards at the front desk.
  • Junior members (10-12 years old) may walk home if parents submit a Junior Release form allowing their member to leave without an approved adult.

Early Pick Up Policies

  • Early Pick Policies vary at each clubhouse. See your age group director for details.
  • If you must pick-up your member without a pre-arranged early pick-up, please call the front desk at least 30 minutes prior to arrival.

Late Pick Up Policies

  • Parents/guardians who cannot pick up their member by their clubhouse’s dismissal time must call the front desk to alert BCNY staff.
    Two late pick-ups may result in a 1 day suspension. Parents/Guardians may have to meet with the clubhouse director before the member can return to summer camp.
What To Bring to Summer Camp
  • BCNY Member Card
  • Towel and swim trunks (on swimming days)
  • Blue trip shirt (on trip days)
  • Sneakers (no sandals or flip-flops)
    Members are required to bring sneakers to BCNY every day.
  • Water bottle

Do not bring cellphones, electronic devices, toys, athletic equipment or jewelry to camp. The Boys’ Club is not responsible for items left, lost or stolen.

Summer Camp Local & Major Field Trips

More field trips, more adventure, more fun! BCNY Members in all three age groups will enjoy a weekly field trips.

Are clubhouses open for members that arrive late for field trips?
Alternate clubhouse programming will not be provided for members who miss or choose not to attend their designated field trip. BCNY will not wait for members who miss the departure time for field trips.

Blue Trip Shirts
Each member registered for summer camp will receive a blue trip shirt that they must wear on all trips outside of the clubhouse.

What are Local Trips?

  • Local Trips are field trips that take place in nearby neighborhoods and communities and are included as part of BCNY Summer Camp programming. These trips feature museums, parks, workshops and more.
  • Members participating in Local Trips must arrive at the clubhouse by 8:45 AM. All local trips will return to the clubhouse by 4:30 PM.

What are Major Trips?

  • Major Trips are field trips to destinations like Splish Splash Water Park, Camel Beach or Medieval Times and may require an additional fee as well as pre-registration and permission slips.
  • Major Trip departure and return times will vary and will be communicated to those parents/guardians whose BCNY members are participating.
  • All trips are first-come-first-served and non-refundable. Some trips require an additional fee. Please see your registrar for more information.
  • Junior and teen members should not register for a major trip during the week they are scheduled to spend at BCNY’s sleepaway camp facility at Harriman State Park

Members need to bring the following items on Major Trip Days:

  • BCNY Member Card
  • Swim trunks, water shoes and a towel
  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch or lunch money
  • Sneakers (no sandals or flip-flops)
    Note: members are required to bring sneakers to BCNY every day, even if they are wearing water shoes

BCNY’s Sleepaway Camp at Harriman State Park

Additional details about BCNY’s Sleepaway Camp at Harriman State park will be announced soon. Check here for more information in the coming weeks.

BCNY’s Sleepaway Camp is located at Harriman State Park. Our facility provides an opportunity for junior and teen members to explore the great outdoors and have an overnight camp experience rich with adventure! Our summer camp programming is designed with our members in mind and focuses on community building, creating shared experiences, wilderness exploration and self-discovery.

 

BCNY Sleepaway Camp Trip Schedule

All BCNY sleepaway camp trips are 5 days long (4 nights).

If there are any concerns about your scheduled sleepaway summer camp trip, please meet with your age group director.


MONDAY, JULY 9 – FRIDAY, JULY 13: 9TH GRADE & UP (TEENS)
HSA 8TH GRADERS (Trip to Princeton Blairstown)*

MONDAY, JULY 16 – FRIDAY, JULY 20: 7TH GRADERS

MONDAY, JULY 23 – FRIDAY, JULY 27: 6TH GRADERS

MONDAY, JULY 30 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 3: 5TH GRADERS

MONDAY, AUGUST 6 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 10: HSA 8TH GRADERS

BCNY Sleepaway Camp at Harriman State Park FAQs

Why is BCNY’s sleepaway camp in Harriman State Park?
Our location in New York’s Harriman State Park provides us with many advantages. In a beautiful natural setting, with only other camps for neighbors, our site between two lakes is isolated from commercial and private land use. We have easy access to all Harriman State Park amenities such as hiking on the network of trails maintained by the park, canoeing through adjacent lakes, and camping out at park sites. As part of the park system, we also have the added security of the very diligent Park Police Force.

How will members get to BCNY’s sleepaway camp facility at Harriman State Park?
Travel to sleepaway camp will be by van or bus. Pick-up and drop-off will be at BCNY Clubhouses.

What if my BCNY member is in summer school?
Schedule accommodations will be made for members in summer school. Please see your age group director.

What will members do at sleepaway camp?
Members will enjoy camp activities like making s’mores by the fire, hiking and teamwork challenges. They will learn the basics of camping outdoors like setting up a tent, building a fire, plant identification, stalking and tracking and navigating with a map and compass.

What do members need to pack for sleepaway camp?
TBA! Final packing lists will be announced soon.

What makes BCNY’s sleepaway camp different than any other camp offered in New York?
A special part of the BCNY Summer Camp experience will be nightly circle discussions about masculinity and identity.

Will BCNY staff be at sleepaway camp in Harriman State Park?
There will be a BCNY Summer Camp Director, Camp Superintendent, Camp Coordinator and aquatics staff at sleepaway camp throughout the summer.
BCNY clubhouse staff will accompany members during their overnight trip to sleepaway camp to ensure consistency.


*BCNY HSA TRIP TO PRINCETON BLAIRSTOWN (July 9-13)
The BCNY Summer Camp trip to Princeton Blairstown is designed as the initial capstone program for 8th Graders finishing their participation in BCNY’s High School Access (HSA) initiative.

What’s camp at Princeton Blairstown like?
Each day the group spends time engaged in three hours of hands-on Literacy, STEAM work, an hour a day in waterfront activities including swimming, canoeing, and kayaking, and three hours a day in leadership, team-building and problem-solving activities.