Our Guiding Principles:
New Country Day Camp, a program of the 14th Street Y and Educational Alliance is a fun-filled, inclusive, completely outdoor experience for campers entering grades K-8! Throughout the summer, campers explore nature, aquatics, arts, athletics, and new ideas through cultural Jewish story-telling. Our professional staff empowers campers to explore in a nurturing, kid-charged environment.
At camp, city kids experience independence as they progress and gain skills in different areas like swimming, sports, and the arts. Every week, campers choose a program unit in which to specialize. Campers are supported in making educated decisions about where to focus their time. At New Country Day Camp campers become confident, independent young people.
New Country Day Campers are part of an open and fun year-round community where kindness is emphasized and deeply valued. Families, staff, and campers are invited into the metaphorical open tent that is New Country Day Camp. Inclusion of all types of families and children, including those with developmental differences is a priority at New Country Day Camp. Because camp is a program of the 14th street Y in the East Village, we have a rich facility to which we invite our camp community throughout the year.
LABA is a non-religious, artistic platform for the study of Jewish texts at the 14th Street Y. These texts inspire our camp program. Each week of summer, a different story from Jewish text is relayed to campers. The stories prompt explorations of universal concepts through participation in our many program units.
Camp is welcoming to children of all backgrounds; you do not have to be Jewish to attend New Country Day Camp. All you need is a willingness to explore stories, nature, independence, and community in a fun and safe environment.