Programs

Camp Groups

Our groups are divided by age, which determines the number of trips, and the types of programs offered each week. All trips take place Mondays through Thursdays, with Fridays reserved for an in-house all-camp special event. Please click here to see a calendar of activities from a previous summer.

Ages 2.8–3

The “Staten Island Frogs” is the youngest group at Discovery Camp. In this half-day program, campers enjoy a special activity on Wednesdays and they participate in Special Event Fridays. This group has waterplay in the courtyard twice per week.

Age 4

The “Brooklyn Beavers” group is a full-day program. Campers enjoy a special activity on Wednesdays, they go swimming twice per week, and they have waterplay in the courtyard each week! During the last week of camp, the Beavers go on one trip to Victorian Gardens in Central Park.

Age 5

The “Manhattan Monkeys” group enjoys a special activity and goes on an age-appropriate trip every Wednesday! They have waterplay in the courtyard once per week and go swimming twice per week.

Ages 6–7

The “Bronx Bees” group takes two trips per week! These trips take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays with our oldest group, the “Queens Penguins.” In addition to these trips, the Bees group goes swimming twice per week.

Ages 8–12

The “Queens Penguins” group takes three trips per week; two trips with the “Bronx Bees” and an additional trip on Wednesdays. This group goes swimming once per week and enjoys one special trip to a water park!

When campers are not on a trip

When campers are not on a trip, they will have a full complement of fun activities in Caedmon’s four-story building. Highly skilled counselors will guide them in swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, movement, music, science, tennis, and, of course, sports and games in the outdoor courtyard. The three youngest groups will also have waterplay 2–3 times per week.

All Camp Events

Once a week, the whole camp will participate in a special All-Camp Themed Event with fun-filled activities. These include:

  • Dance Party
  • Carnival Day
  • Field Day
  • Zoo Day
  • Camp Sing

Swim Program

A comprehensive swim program, including both instructional and free swim, is part of the fun at Discovery Camp at no extra charge! Swimming is offered to all full-day camp groups. Rest assured, safety is our number one priority. All swim staff are WSI trained and follow appropriate swim safety guidelines. Campers swimming abilities will be assessed on their first trip to the pool, and they will be grouped according to swimming ability.

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