New Town Day Camp

For Children Ages 2 – 5

New Town Day Camp

For Children 2–5 Years
June 28 – August 12

At the 14Y’s New Town Day Camp (NTDC) children gather together for adventures and to make friends in a safe and fun environment. Activities include play in our gymnasium, swim in our indoor heated pool, outdoor roof play, and so much more!  

Registration for summer 2022 is closed. Check back for information about summer 2023!

Please note there is no camp on Monday, July 4. 

Children will enjoy playtime in the 14Y’s wonderful facilities, including its heated indoor pool, gymnasium and well-equipped air-conditioned classrooms. They especially love playing every day on our beautifully constructed rooftop playground, complete with sprinklers and shaded areas. To maximize children’s social opportunities, campers are divided by age group.

Campers, ages 3 and older* follow the 14Y’s American Red Cross Learn to Swim program, taught by certified water safety instructors with the help of camp counselors.

“Summer Camp at 14Y was the best choice for my toddlers! The environment is packed with fun-filled activities including swimming every day, and yet the counselors and staff made time to ensure my kids’ emotional needs were met. I am grateful to have found an exciting and loving summer spot!”
—Camp Parent

For more information, please email Jill Shely, Associate Director of Early Childhood and Director of New Town Day Camp, at JShely@14streety.org.

*Our youngest campers, ages 2, do not participate in our Aquatics Programs, but they do enjoy daily water play on our rooftop play area.

Camper Age Enrollment Options Early Bird Rates Standard Rates
Age 2 Three Half Days (Tues/Wed/Thur) | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM $3,500 $3,700
Ages 2–5 Five Half Days | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM $4,300 $4,500
Ages 3–5 Five Full Days | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM $5,600 $5,800

All campers must be at least 2 years old by the first day of New Town Day Camp, which is Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Available Discounts

Member Discount
14% off for 14Y & MCC members, as well as for children enrolled in 14Y Preschool

Sibling Discount
10% off for the 2nd NTDC registered sibling, and 15% off for 3rd and subsequent NTDC registered sibling(s).

Referral Discount
$50 off per new NTDC family that names you on their registration for how they heard about camp.

Health and Safety 

At the 14Y, safety is a paramount concern. That is why we have implemented policies and procedures to keep our children and families safe while being a warm and nurturing environment.

To ensure a safer environment, we have made changes, including smaller class sizes, staggered drop-off times, health screenings, PPE requirements, new HVAC filters, and require all staff to be fully vaccinated.

In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, it is recommended that children over 2 years old wear masks, but it no longer required. In respect to the health decisions of each family, please let us know if you’d like your child to continue wearing a mask.

Camp staff are fully vaccinated, and we require all campers who are eligible for approved COVID-19 vaccines to be fully vaccinated by their first day of camp. Please note that these guidelines may be subject to change.

Learn more about our health and safety guidelines.

For more details on our health and safety protocols, please contact Jill Shely, Director of New Town Day Camp, JShely@14streety.org.


Swimming at New Town Day Camp

Campers ages 3 and older learn the complex physical skills of swimming following Red Cross Swim Skills: water safety, breath and buoyancy control, front & back float, streamlining, and basic stroke mechanics.

All classes are taught by certified Water Safety Instructors. Children are grouped according to their ability. Our low student/teacher ratio (5 students to 1 instructor) ensures that your child receives optimal focus and attention throughout the course.

Swim schedule:
  • Full-day Campers 3 – 5 years old swim 4 – 5 times a week
  • Half-day Campers 3 – 5 years old swim 2 – 3 times a week
  • Children under 2 do not swim at camp but enjoy playing in the sprinklers on the roof daily!

NTDC Sample Schedules for Summer 2022

Times Age 5 | Full Day Ages 3-4 | Full Day
9:00 – 9:30 AM Swim Morning Meeting
9:30 – 10:00 AM Classroom Change / Morning Meeting Roof Sprinkler Time
10:00 – 10:30 AM Classroom Play Classroom Change and Play
10:30 – 11:00 AM Snack Snack
11:00 – 11:30 AM Art Class Music in the Garden
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Rooftop Climbing and Sides Art Class
12:00 – 12:30 PM Lunch Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Nap/Quiet Time Nap/Quiet Time
2:00 – 2:30 PM Soccer Change for Swim
2:30 – 3:00 PM Change for Sprinklers Swim
3:00 – 3:30 PM Roof Sprinkler Time Roof Garden / Snack and Play
3:30 – 4:00 PM Classroom Change / Snack and Goodbye Classroom Change / Snack and Goodbye
4:00 PM Dismissal Dismissal
Times Ages 3-5 | Half Day Age 2 | Half Day
9:00 – 9:30 AM Morning Meeting Morning Meeting
9:30 – 10:00 AM Music in Garden Classroom Play Time
10:00 – 10:30 AM Art Class Yoga in the Garden
10:30 – 11:00 AM Snack Snack
11:00 – 11:30 AM Classroom Change and Play Roof Sprinkler Play
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Swim Classroom Change and Play
12:00 – 12:30 PM Lunch Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 PM Circle Time, Songs and Games Circle Time, Songs and Games
1:00 PM Dismissal Dismissal

Please note that these are Sample Day Schedules, and that each day will vary.  All children will participate in yoga, music, art and gym time/soccer, and weekly special activities and events. On Friday we all celebrate Shabbat!


Meet the New Town Day Camp Team

Jill Shely

Associate Director of Early Childhood

Jill Shely has been part of the 14Y community for more than 15 years. Jill is the Associate Director of Early Childhood and has worked at the 14Y as a…

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Nili Shriber

Director of Early Childhood Programs

For more than 13 years, Nili has called the 14Y Early Childhood department her second home.  Before moving to NYC to deepen her studies in early childhood at Bank Street…

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Julia Massey

Associate Director of Early Childhood, Operations

Julia joined the 14Y Early Childhood team in 2010, first as Assistant Director of the Parenting and Family Programs Department. In 2018, she joined the Preschool team and currently manages…

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Catherine Wenglowski

Manager of Early Childhood Admissions

Catherine first learned of the 14Y more than 18 years ago as a brand-new mom attending Parenting Classes! Her work at the 14Y began in 2008 as a head teacher of…

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