Aspenfire Division

Program Overview

Aspenfire is our rising 7th and 8th grade division at NCDC. Campers entering 7th & 8th grade get the best of what camp has to offer while also working together to learn leadership and community-building skills, create and lead some special activities for their fellow campers and TumbleRoot (our youngest campers), and prepare themselves for the opportunity to work as counselors at NCDC in future summers. They’ll also swim twice daily, participate in our many unit activities, and have optional overnight stays at camp once per session. At the end of the summer, Aspenfire campers may choose to visit a sleep-away camp.

A typical schedule for Aspenfire:

  • Morning Community-Building
  • Leadership activity
  • Instructional Swim
  • Reflection and Leadership Discussion
  • Peer-led activity
  • Lunch
  • Free Swim
  • Unit Activity
  • Bus Lines and Dismissal


Questions? Email our Program Director, Justin Perkins, at

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Aspenfire Session Dates

Session 1: June 29 – July 10 (NO Camp July 3rd)

Session 2: July 13 – July 24

Session 3*: July 27 – August 7

Session 4: August 10 – August 21

Aspenfire campers can attend for any number and combination of sessions throughout Summer 2020. Each session is 2 weeks.

*Please note, Maccabi Games (NCDC’s annual color war) will be held during one week of Session 3.


Aspenfire Rates

Aspenfire Sessions Early Bird Rate – Register by January 1 Regular Rate – Register January 2-May 1 Sleepy Bird Rate – Register May 2 or later
1 Session (2 Weeks) $2,200 $2,250 $2,300
2 Sessions (4 Weeks) $3,800 $3,900 $4,000
3 Sessions (6 Weeks) $5,100 $5,250 $5,400
All 4 Sessions (8 Weeks) $5,800 $6,000 $6,200

All tuition fees include:

  • Lunch and afternoon snack provided 5 days a week
  • Towel Service – a contracted company will provide and wash towels for all campers daily.
  • Round-trip transportation to camp from multiple stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn on air-conditioned buses
  • Camper Shirt
  • Family Picnic at camp to meet counselors and tour the grounds
  • Please note that fees for Aspenfire overnights at camp are included in registration cost, but any additional trips will be charged seperately. 

Available Discounts

Member Discount

5% off for 14th Street Y & MCC members, as well as 14Y After School families.

Sibling Discount

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

Referral Discount

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

Parlor Meeting Discounts

$150 off for hosting and $50 off per family in attendance to a parlor meeting with your friends and neighbors in a location of your choosing.  Email Mallory at for details.


A non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee/deposit of $350 per camper is due at time of registration. Incomplete registration forms and those not accompanied by payment or signed terms & conditions will not be processed.

Member Discounts

Member discounts are only available if your 14th Street Y, or MCC family membership is active at the time of registration and through the duration of your child’s enrollment in camp. All camp fees must be paid in full no later than June 1st. If you register after June 1st, 2020, full payment must be made before your camper begins camp.

Sibling Discounts

Discounts for the second camper sibling registering for NCDC will be 10%, and additional camper siblings will receive 15% off. Discounts will be applied to the camper with the lowest tuition payment. Sibling discounts across Y camps (for siblings attending New Town Day Camp, On Our Way and Mini Camp) are applied as a 5% discount for each sibling as a way to evenly distribute the discount across the camps.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available, options will be available upon checkout on CampSite.

Financial Assistance

Some financial assistance is available. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please finish your enrollment, and find the Optional Application for Financial Assistance on the Parent Dashboard in the “Forms” tab. Financial assistance applications and all supporting data must be submitted in CampSite.

Financial assistance available. Applications can be found after enrollment.

Please email Mallory at if you have questions.