Leaders in Training Program
Aspenfire is our Leaders-In-Training program at NCDC. Campers entering 7th & 8th grade work together to learn leadership and community-building skills, create and lead some special activities for other LITs, and for TumbleRoot (our youngest campers), and prepare themselves for the opportunity to work as counselors at NCDC in future summers. In addition, Aspenfire campers take weekly trips to NYC locations where they’ll meet leaders in the fields of business, arts, community, government and more. They’ll also swim twice daily, have optional overnight stays at camp once per session, and at the end of the summer may choose to visit a sleep-away camp.
A typical schedule for Aspenfire Leaders-in-Training:
- Morning Community-Building
- Leadership activity
- Instructional Swim
- Reflection and Leadership Discussion
- Peer-led activity
- Free Swim
- Activity planning workshop with Program Specialists
- Bus Lines and Dismissal
Questions? Email our Program Director, Justin Perkins, at Jperkins@14streety.org.
Aspenfire LIT 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 LITs 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 LIT 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 LIT trips and overnights are included in registration costs.
5% off for 14th Street Y & MCC members, as well as 14Y After School families.
10% off for the 2nd NCDC registered sibling, and 15% off for 3rd and subsequent NCDC registered sibling(s).
$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 Mstehle@14StreetY.org 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 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.
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 are available, options will be available upon checkout on CampSite.
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.