Group Activities

So what will your kids do here everyday? It might be easier to tell you what they won’t do!

Our program is designed to have something for everyone, from the most athletic camper to the most creative camper. Just take a look at some of what your child will have to look forward to at Staten Island Academy Day Camp!

Arts and Crafts

All of our campers get to explore their creative side with original and fun art projects all summer long.  They might paint, craft, draw, or sculpt and bring home a one of a kind masterpiece made here at camp!  

Dance and Camp Show

Take some music and movement, throw in some gymnastics, add a touch of funk and a ton of energy, and you get the full experience of our dance instructors and campers at Dance! The program culminates in the annual Camp Show, which will be held Thursday, August 10, 2023. Families will receive more information about the camp show during the summer. Make plans to be there for the standing ovations! 

Discovery Science

How do you make a rocket? What do turtles eat? Want to make your own ice cream? All campers get to experience and learn all this and more with our hands-on science program led by Mr. Clay Wollney.

Computer Lab

In our air-conditioned, monitored computer lab, all our campers get to take a break from the heat and enjoy the use of our computers. If your child is not really familiar with a computer, don’t worry; we help our campers safely find their way through cyber space! Some of the software includes robotics and mechanical Lego building!

Weekly Events

If you’ve had a camper at Staten Island Academy Day Camp, you’re probably very familiar with the terms “Super Soaker Day,” “Halloween in July” and “Color Wars!” If it’s your first time with us, get ready to hear about these events and so much more!  See the Camp Calendar for full details.

Game Room

Our older campers get a chance to take a break from the heat in our arcade style game room. The Game Room consists of a variety of games such as Pac-Man, Air-hockey, and foosball. 

Gymnasium and Fields

How about some tennis, soccer, whiffle ball, football, basketball, kickball, and relays? Don’t forget about Pin-down! Not sure what that is?  Join us, and you’ll find out! The Academy’s 12-acre campus is open to our campers for all this and more!  

Gaga Pit

It takes coordination, concentration, and quick action to play this fast-paced, Israeli-style, dodge ball game that is a perfect fit for our smallest to our tallest campers! 

Traverse/Climbing Wall

The rock wall provides an exciting challenge for our campers. Your child will have a blast in an industry standard, safe, supervised environment, while improving strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and even memory. 

Cool Cafeteria - Hot Lunch!

Need we say more? If hot lunch isn’t for your child, we also have cold options like PB&J and cheese sandwiches. Fruit, drinks and salads are always available, too.

Swim Program

Two swim periods, except Giants and Super Seniors, who will swim once, are built into every camp day! We are an authorized Red Cross Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Program provider. The LTS Program focuses on water adaptation, stroke development and safety skills. It is designed to help students advance through swim levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of LTS includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development. Our experienced American Red Cross certified water safety instructor and staff of certified lifeguards will supervise the program. All campers have the option to attend group instructional swim. Group instruction is a great tool to aid in the development of each camper’s swim ability. Fridays and all afternoons are free swim. 

For more information on the swim program, please contact the camp office at 718 303-7845 or