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  • January 9, 2016

    Free Summer Camps 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 camp and first priority is given to the students at PS 127 who go to the aftercare.  718-833-2323

     

    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) 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

     

    5) First Evangelical Free Church Summer Splash Camp – 6501 – 6th Avenue – Every summer in July and August, the First Ecangelical 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 counselors 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) 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 9-3pm 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) 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 School350 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. Papers given out in February. Registration in early March. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

     

    • IS 104 located at 9115 – 5th Avenue. Camp will run Monday through Thursday, July 7th through August 14th, 8 am-2:30 pm. Open to grades 6-8 (including 5th graders entering middle school this Fall!)  To register or for more information contact Program Director Bianca Naco  sonyc104@gmail.com or 917-882-4819.

     

    • IS 30 – 7002 Fourth Avenue. Camp will run Monday through Thursday, July 7th through August 14th, 8 am-2:30 pm.   Open to grades 6-8 (including 5th graders entering middle school this Fall!)   Visit the NIA office at IS 30 for a camp application   sonyc443k@gmail.com

     

    • IS 227 – 6500 16th Avenue. Camp will run Monday through Thursday, July 7th through August 14th, 9am – 2pm Open to grades 6-8 (including 5th graders entering middle school this Fall!) Visit  the NIA office at IS 227 for a camp application or contact Program Director Tony Tartaglia  tony80t@aol.com or  917-757-8372. 

     

    • PS 229 – 1400 Benson Avenue (Entrance on Bay 7th)  Camp will run Monday through Friday, July 1st through August 15th, 8 am – 5:30pm (July 4th Closed)   Open to CURRENT grades K-5.   Register on March 12th & 13th at 6 PM – 8 PM

     

     

    • IS 281 at 8787 – 24th Avenue. Camp will run Monday through Thursday, July 7th through August 14th, 8 am-1 pm   Open to grades 6-8 (including 5th graders entering middle school this Fall!) Visit the NIA office at IS 281 for a camp application or contact Program Director Anastasio Pollari by email at anastasiopollari@gmail.com or  917-588-0477   (I saw this name on a later handout ->  Ian Pruneda by email at ianopruneda@gmail.com or  917-922-5494

     

    • IS 192 at 4715 18th Avenue. Open to grades 6-8 (including 5th graders entering middle school this Fall!)  To register or for more information, contact Program Director Monique Wynnat sonyc192@gmail.com or (917) 922-4454 

     

    • Mark Twain IS 239 –  Relocated to PS 288 building 2950 W 25th Street. Open to grades 6-8 (including 5th graders entering middle school this Fall!)  To register or for more information, contact Program Director Thomas Fortunato  at thomas_fortunato@yahoo.com

     

    10) The Federation of Italian Americans (FIAO) offers free camps at different locations.  FIAO 7403 18th Avenue 718-259-2828  –  Some years they have more programs than others. Last year I saw only 2 schools. In 2014, they had 5 schools (see flyer) These fill  up fast.  

    a) St. Athanasius   6120 Bay Parkway  – See pictures and video

    b) St. Dominic’s  2001 Bay Ridge Parkway – see pictures

     

     

    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 Summer STEM Programs for free (with $20 registration fee)

     

    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) 

    Hugs,
    marlene

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