P.S. 23 Summer Camp was started in the summer of 2010. To ensure your child's safety and fun filled experience this summer, the camp will be staffed by fully licensed Department of Education teachers and paraprofessionals. We are prepared to offer your children creative and exciting programs such as the opportunity to participate in outdoor and indoor games, cool off in the sprinklers, show their creative sides at the arts and crafts table, or explore their technological side while playing on our iPads. The campers will have access to the school's gymnasium, the cafeteria (which is air conditioned), and the newly renovated school yard. The campers are also invited to come on a weekly field trip. The trips that are offered include Showplace Bowling, a show at the College of Staten Island, and movies at the Atrium Movie Theater. Campers are also given the opportunity to purchase ice cream on Fridays. It is the goal of the staff that each one of the campers enjoys their time at P.S. 23, while making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
P.S. 23 Summer Camp is a self-sustaining program and is therefore subject to meeting minimum student registration requirements before camp can open.
The camp will begin on July 5 and run through August 3. The hours of operation are 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M from Monday through Friday. The camp site has breakfast delivered each day at no extra cost. If your child would like to eat breakfast then we ask that they arrive at approximately 8:30 A.M*. We ask that you drop your children off at the school's back entrance on Pinewood Ave. Parents or guardians can also pick their children up at the same entrance. More information about the camp will be given out on the first day of attendance.
The camp is open to children ranging from incoming kindergartners through outgoing fifth graders. You do not have to be a student at P.S. 23 to attend. Children will be grouped accordingly based on the grade they will be entering in September 2018. The cost of registration is $475 per child. The camp will be offering an early bird special to those families that wish to register their children before April 1, 2018 in the form of $25 off the registration price.
The camp site will have cold lunch delivered each day at no extra cost. If your child would like, they may bring their own lunch.* The children are also asked to bring a snack with them each day. Due to the fact that children will have the opportunity to play in the sprinklers, they are asked to bring a bathing suit, water shoes, and a towel. For the younger children, the staff will ask that parents send their child in already wearing their bathing suit, and that they bring a dry change of clothes.
*The serving of breakfast and lunch will depend upon the number of campers that register. We need over 100 campers to offer these services.