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 their hands dirty with original and fun art projects all summer long. They might sculpt, paint, draw or bring home a three-dimensional hanging monster. Hey, you never know!
Dance and Camp Show
Everybody gets up and moving for Dance. Take some music and movement, throw in some gymnastics, add a touch of funk and a ton of energy, and you get our experienced dance instructors and campers at Dance! Of course, the program culminates in the annual Camp Show! Two shows are scheduled, and more information is given out during the summer. The Camp Show is always a camper – and crowd – pleaser! Make plans to be there for the standing ovations.
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.
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!
Staten Island Academy Day Camp is home to the only Ga-Ga Pit on Staten Island! 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 and tallest campers!
If you’ve had a camper at Staten Island Academy 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!
Our older campers get a chance to take a break from the heat in our game room. A good old-fashioned ping-pong tournament has been known to pop up now and then. This year look out for foosball and air hockey to challenge our campers!
Tennis Courts, Gymnasium and Fields
How about some tennis, soccer, wiffle ball, football, basketball, softball or kickball? Don’t forget European Handball! Not sure what that is? Join us, and you’ll find out! The Academy’s 12-acre campus is at the disposal of all our campers for all this and more! Tournaments between divisions have one group taking home “The Cup”!
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.
Supervised by an American Red Cross certified water safety instructor and a staff of certified lifeguards. Before entering the pool campers are swim-tested according to Red Cross guidelines and given a wrist band indicating their ability. During instructional swim, our lifeguards work with campers to improve their skills in the water. For more information, please contact JoAnn Calvanico, Waterfront Director (718-303-7850).