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April 9, 2018

Free Summer Camp in Bay Ridge or Nearby in Brooklyn



Free Summer Camp Programs in

Bay Ridge and Nearby in Brooklyn


bay ridge summer camps



1) PS 127 has the Young Dancers in Repertory (YDR) Summer Camp –  7805 -7th Avenue.This is a free 7 week camp and first priority is given to the students at PS 127 who go to the aftercare.  or Summer Camp. Call in April for registration information.  718-833-2323 or 347-702-7155 between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm


2) IS 30 The Ovington School 7002 Fourth Avenue also has the Young Dancers in Repertory (YDR) Summer Camp. 7002 – 4th Avenue.  This is a free camp and first priority is given to the students at IS 30.    718-491-8440


3) PS 102 has the Heartshare Summer Camp  9:00 am – 5 pm located at 211 72nd Street.    718-567-2365

4)  New 2018 Schedule Posted – The Federation of Italian Americans (FIAO) offers free camps at different locations.  FIAO is at  7403 18th Avenue 718-259-2828  –   These programs fill  up fast.  CALL 718-259-2828 to register.


a) June 9th – August 3rd   


  • St. Athanasius   6120 Bay Parkway  – Grades 4-8. See pictures and video
  • PS 163 – 109 Bay 14th Street  – Grades 5-8.
  • PS 209 – 2609 East 7th Street – Grades 5-8.  


b) June 9th – August 1st – Monday to Wednesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm


  • St. Finbar 138 Bay 20th Street  Grades K-3.



c) July 5th – August 17th    8:00 am – 6:00 pm


  • PS 48  6015 – 18th Avenue – Grades K-5.


d) July 9th – August 17th   8:00 am – 6:00 pm


  • Beacon at IS 96  99 Avenue P


C) July 9 – August 31   M-F 8:00 am – 11:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm    Grades: K – 12   Cornerstone 2298 West 8th Street






5) First Evangelical Free Church Summer Splash Camp – 6501 – 6th Avenue – Every summer in July and August, the First Evangelical Free Church along with the New York Chinese Evangelical Free Church join together to provide 7 weeks of summer programs for children entering 1st – 6th grade in the neighborhood.  718-745-7775   See camp here.


6) Free Basketball Camp – Camp for children 8-12 years old. It’s at the Salvation Army on 86th Street and supported by Councilman Gentile – July 1st – 18th – Monday to Friday 9 am – 12. Trips are also on the flyer – see info here. 718-238-2991   Joel.Ashcraft@USE.SalvationArmy.org     Also see Facebook page  


7) PSAL Big Apple Games at The Ovington School PS 176 and The Irving Gladstone School PS 186 have a free Summer Arts and Recreation  Camp for the month of July. Monday to Thursday 9-3 pm. Basketball, softball, wrestling, volleyball, hockey, handball, gymnastics, arts and crafts and swimming. Breakfast and lunch included. You can go to either school on the first day of the program to sign up (which is right after July 4th).


PS 176 is at 1225 Bay Ridge Avenue

PS 186 is at 7601 – 19th Avenue





8) PS 205 has a free camp at 6701- 20th Avenue is  sponsored by the Brooklyn Chinese American Association.  Camp hours: 8 am – 5 pm     718-438-0008



Free Summer Bible Camps in the area:


  • Leffert’s Park Baptist Church 7524 – 14th Avenue has free Vacation Bible Camp for the second week in July 9:39 – 1:30 pm for ages 2 and up.
  • Gateway City Church 267 Bay Ridge Avenue has Bible Camp on the third week of July for $5.00 per child (not free, but $5 is almost free). Ages 4-12
  • Trinity Lutheran Church has Vacation Bible School for free on the second week of August for ages 3-12.  9020 – 4th Avenue. Call 718-745-0138 to reserve a spot.


*Crossroad Church has FREE Soccer and Arts instruction for kids 4-11 on  Sundays from July 10 to Aug. 14 * 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. * *  at Telecommunications High School 350 67th Street  Visit CrossroadsBrooklyn.com/SoccerArtsCamp for a registration and consent form – see here

9) NIA’s Free Camps – done by lottery For most you contact the NIA office at that school. Here is the main NIA contact info: info@niabklyn.org 718-236-5266.  Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.



 2018 Summer offerings for NIA




11)  The Brooklyn Chinese American Association has camps at several school for students in grades k-5. Monday through Friday 8 – 5 pm. You don’t have to be Chinese to go to them.  Brooklyn Chinese-American Association  (718) 438-0008



12) City Parks Junior Golf Center  8850 – 14th Avenue has a Summer Program to teach golf for free to children 8 to 17 years old. 


13) NYC offers some free Summer Programs – not in Bay Ridge – lottery


a) Environmental Study Center near Kings Plaza 9-1 Monday to Friday


Click here to see other Summer Camps in Bay Ridge 


If you know of any other free programs, please leave it in the comments (comments don’t publish) 


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