The 14th Street Y will be closing on Monday, September 26, and Tuesday, September 27 for Rosh Hashanah. Programming will resume as usual on Wednesday, September 28. L’Shana Tova!

Camps

We make the summer count. At the 14th Street Y, city kids get a true summer camp experience, recognized as a key to kids’ development.

Children explore new interests, grow their confidence and make friends for life.

Our campers dive into the creative arts, science and technology, sports and games and the great outdoors in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.


New at Manny Canter Center!
Young Artists Ceramics Mini Camp

For Children Ages 8-12

Monday, August 29 – Thursday, September 1 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

In this four-day ceramics mini-camp for ages 8-12, students will meet with their instructor in our ceramics hand-building studio each day to explore sculpture. They will create clay-based artworks using slab, pinch, and coil methods of hand-building. Students will also learn surface decoration techniques and will finish applying underglaze on all of their creations by the final day. Supportive instruction and a small class size of 10 allow for a personalized experience.

When camp is finished, our staff will bisque fire the students’ work and do a final clear glaze finish on the pieces before a final firing. Families will return to pick up finished pieces after the mini-camp ends.

Learn more and register here.


New Town Day Camp

For Children Ages 2 – 5 

Young children get a fun-filled summer camp experience at the 14th Street Y! Campers participate in a variety of activities in our facilities, including our outdoor roof play area.  

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New Country Pride Camp

For Children Ages 5 – 13

A specialty program of New Country Day Camp (NCDC), New Country Pride Camp (NCPC) is a welcoming, open-tent community of LGBTQ+ young people and staff that celebrates and sustains joyful, outdoor summer experiences where all can thrive. 

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New Country Day Camp

For Children in Grades K – 8 

Campers experience a summer of enrichment and adventure in the serene outdoors on the 75-acre Staten Island Greenbelt. Our new session model is built to create as much safety and consistency as possible for campers and their families.  

Summer 2022 Registration

We want to hear from you!

As we get ready for camp, we want to hear from our fabulous camp families! If you have questions, concerns, or ideas about how we can make the 14Y Camps experience even better, please share them with us. 

Please contact Lili Weiss-Voskidis, the 14Y’s Senior Director of Youth Programs, at LVoskidis@14StreetY.org.


 

Blogs About 14Y Camps

Learn more about our camps!

Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Youth

Erin Hiatt, Marketing & Communications Associate | WED, JUN 01, 2022

At the 14Y we often say, “You belong here.” We put this value into action by creating and implementing exciting, inclusive programming. One such example is New Country Pride Camp…

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Celebrating International Youth Day with the 14Y

Tiffany Zhu | WED, AUG 11, 2021

International Youth Day is a day to celebrate young people’s voices and actions as well as their unique engagement in social issues. In recent years, youth engagement has increased, especially…

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Introducing 14Y Summer Club: A Camp Experience for Toddlers and Caregivers

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, Community Catalyst | WED, MAY 12, 2021

The 14th Street Y is gearing up for summer, and we’re excited to bring back our signature camps and add some new summer programming for children! One of our new…

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My Daughters’ Summer in the Cloud

Alan Scher, Associate Executive Director, Program | WED, JUL 29, 2020

I have to admit I was a skeptic at first. Virtual camp–how would it possibly approximate the magic of summer camp? Some of my greatest childhood memories are from a…

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