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Soccer at South Bronx United
820 River Avenue, Suite 2-3, Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 404-9281 |

South Bronx United (SBU) is a non-profit organization that offers soccer training to help children build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, and beyond. The soccer programs at SBU differ depending on the child’s level of experience. However, the Recreational Soccer Programs are accessible to both girls and boys regardless of level.
– Must be an NYC resident.
– Programming available for children (boys and girls) ages 4-15.
– No proof of immigration status is required.
– A variety of programming is available for children ages 2-19. Visit for more information.
– Recreational Soccer
– Indoor Soccer Sessions
– Indoor Training Clinics
– SBU Pre-Academy
– Global Youth League
– SBU Academy
– College Success
– Summer Soccer Camps
– SBU Community Schools
Activities & Dates
– Sessions and games happen on Saturdays at Macombs Dam Park, Mullaly Park, or Patterson Park.
– Summer Soccer Camp (ages 5-11) will be held July 5 – Aug 11 at Macombs Dam Park.
– Weekly after-school sessions are also offered.
How to apply
– Call (718) 404-9281 or send an email to for information about specific programs.
– Register in your desired program at
– Prices for enrollment range from $55 to $75 depending on the program. The costs to participate in the following season vary, although they are still affordable.
– The enrollment fee covers a jersey and socks. Children are welcome to play with regular sneakers if they do not own cleats.
– In cases of financial hardship, families can submit financial assistance for a partial or complete waiver. If the family gets SNAP and lives in public housing apartments, it may qualify for the waiver.
For more information about times, divisions, and locations visit
Updated on April 19, 2023

Free Outdoor Pools

New York City residents.
Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Visit to find pools in your borough.
More information
Learn what to bring and not to bring by visiting
Updated on June 28, 2022

Summer Rising
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Summer Rising is a free, safe, and fun academic and enrichment program for NYC students currently in grades K-8. It is run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations in every neighborhood. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are served to each student.
— Any student who lives in NYC and is currently in grades K-8 is eligible to apply for Summer Rising 2023.
— If a student is a New York City resident but does not attend a Department of Education (DOE) public school, they should apply to a program that is in their neighborhood.
— If your child attends a public school in NYC, you can enroll him/her at any location across the city.
Activities and Dates
— Academic support, field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation.
— Program duration is for six weeks from 8am – 6pm.
July 5-August 18 for K-5, and July 5-August 11 for grades 6-8.
How to Apply
— The Summer Rising Enrollment Portal will provide one centralized place for families to enroll in a program.
— Families will enroll in a single program (they cannot submit multiple applications) and will be able to confirm their spot immediately upon completing the enrollment process.
— Registration opens on April 17th, 2023 and ends on May 1st, 2023.
More Information
— After you complete your child’s enrollment, the DYCD CBO paired with your child’s Summer Rising program will be reaching out to support you in completing and collecting a short follow-up form.
— Visit for more information.
Updated on April 19, 2023

NYC Parks Summer Camps
Bronx: Debra Edwards, (718) 430-1847 | Brooklyn: Benjamin Campbell, (718) 965-8942 | Manhattan: Christina Luna, (212) 408-0243
Queens: Stephanie Joseph, (718) 393-7370 | Staten Island: Dana Vitolo, (718) 816-6172
The NYC Parks Summer Day Camp program offers children ages 6 to 13 a wide array of activities for a fun summer. Campers engage in sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures while taking part in many of New York City’s rich cultural and educational opportunities.
All children from ages 6-13 residing in New York.
Activities and Dates
— Activities include arts and crafts, field games, sports clinics, computer classes, STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), cultural and educational trips, and nature exploration with the Urban Park Rangers. *Swimming is not a guaranteed activity this year.*
— Specific activities, dates, and trip destinations will depend upon the camp location. Check them out on this link.
— Cost: $25 per-child registration fee. Full camp fee, (Regular Day $500, Extended Day $575.
— Camp will take place from July 6 – August 18, 2023.
How to Apply
— The program is extremely popular and registration is conducted through a lottery.
— You can enter the lottery any time from March 8 – 21, 2023. The lottery is no longer accepting submissions.
More Information
Learn more at
Updated on April 19, 2023

STEM Matters NYC

New York City public school K-12 students are invited to apply to STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs offered during the summer.
— Children enrolled in a public school in NYC
— Ages 5 – 18 years old
Activities and Dates
— STEM Matters NYC offers a variety of programs during spring break and the summer for students in grades K-12 including one-week camps and multi-week high school internships and courses
— If you are interested in animal science or aerospace, marine biology or mechanics, ecology or engineering, and so much more, come discover, investigate, design, and create with STEM Matters NYC!
— Programs run in all five boroughs, during various weeks throughout the summer between July 10 and August 18, 2023 from 9:00am-3:00pm
How to Apply
— Visit to submit your application. Deadline is April 26, 2023
— Applicants entering Kindergarten through grade 9 are selected to participate via lottery
— High school program applications are reviewed by an application committee and also require a teacher reference form. If selected, students must attend all days of the program
More information
Sign up for emails at or send an email to
Updated on April 17, 2023

YMCA Camps
The YMCA offers day camps in all five boroughs in which children will have a fun, enriching, and high-quality summer camp experience.
— Child should live in NYC.
— Ages 4-12.
Activities & Dates
— Games, reading, book development, poetry writing, science experiments, puzzles, craft art, and music/shows performances.
— July 3 – August 25.
— Rates depend on camp. To know more visit
How to apply
— Visit to find a YMCA location near you and register online.
— Check out all the fun options offered in your borough and apply to the one you like.
— For financial assistance visit
More information
— Early bird deadline is April 29th.
— Financial assistance is available.
— Frequent Asked Questions
Updated on April 19, 2023

Fresh Air Fund
633 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017
1-800-367-0003 |

Fresh Air Fund offers outdoor summer programs for children to help them earn, grow, and thrive in New York City and beyond.
— Children must live in NYC’s five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)
— Children must attend a school in one of NYC’s five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)
— Children must be at least 8 years old by June 28, 2023.
— Proof of vaccination is not required.
Activities & Dates
Summer spaces (Ages 5-12).
Teen programs (Ages 13 – 17).
Sleepaway camp (Ages 8- 15).
How to Apply
— Create an account on this portal and select the activities you would like to register for.
— Program participation is free!
— For questions, call 800-367-0003 or send an email to
More Information
Learn more details at
Updated on April 19, 2023

Camp Mosholu
3450 Dekalb Ave, Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 882-4000 |

Mosholu Day Camp has affordable quality camping to children ages 5-16. Located by Lake Cohasset at Harriman State Park, they offer children a place to develop, experience, and enjoy nature, while taking part in unforgettable summer activities like swimming, boating, sports, music, and arts.
— Children ages 5-16
— Find summer camp programs by age at
Activities & Dates
— Instructional swim, boating, fishing, art, drama, dance, music, basketball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, engineering, science, hiking, and so much more!
— June 26 – August 17
— Rates at
How to Apply
— Visit
— Create an account
— Make a $500 deposit
More information
Frequent Asked Questions
Updated on April 19, 2023

Brooklyn Robot Foundry
(347) 762-6840

Brooklyn Robot Foundry offers STEAM classes for children, and sometimes adults, all over the country from its base in Brooklyn, NY. The goal of the Robot Foundry is to share the fun of STEAM learning with children everywhere and inspire them to continue a life full of exploration, problem-solving, and imagination.
Children 2-13 years old
Activities and Dates
— Creative and educational classes, parties, camps and field trips
— Families can choose to register for a variety of programs online or in-person, ranging in commitment from a single class to an entire semester
— June – September 2022. Monday – Friday from 9a – 3pm, with optional extended-day until 5:30pm
— Pricing around $625 + $75 materials fee per week*. Extended Day Add-on (3-5:30p) $25/day. *4-day weeks: $500 program fee + $60 materials
How to Apply
Visit for more information on the different summer programs or call (347) 762-6840.
More information
Visit or call (347) 762-6840
Updated on April 19, 2022

Tech Kids Unlimited
370 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Tandon School of Engineering, 3rd Fl

Tech Kids Unlimited is on a mission to empower neurodiverse students’ lives through computer science and technology skills. A NYC-based not-for-profit educational organization, TKU inspires digital natives with disabilities to create, develop, and share the tools of technology in a supportive individualized environment.
Neurodiverse students 7-21 years old
How to Apply
— Schedule and details coming soon!
— Sign up for the mailing list on
Activities and Dates
— Technology, computer science, games
— In-person Summer workshops will take place in July 11 – August 12
More Information
Updated on April 19, 2022

Tech Scholars by New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

Tech Scholar engage girls in coding through passion projects in humanities. The program creates digital media projects that aim to have social impact.
Activities and Dates
— Open to high school girls in NYC, grades 9–12
— Tech Scholars Programs are offered on a pay-what-you-want basis
— This program will take place in person
How to Apply
— The application deadline is May 1 or when the program reaches 75 applicants
— Application form is available at
— Interested students should apply early! Interviews will take place between May 2 and May 20. Final selections will be made by May 23
More Information
Learn more visiting
Updated on April 28, 2022

Math Camp by BEAM

55 Exchange Place, Suite 603, New York, NY 10005
(888) 264-2793 |
The BEAM Discovery program is a 5-week day-camp focused around mathematics and problem solving. The program is completely free, including all activities, field trips, transportation, and weekday breakfast and lunch.
— Applicants must currently be in 6th or 7th grade and living in New York City
— BEAM supports students underrepresented in STEM careers. Its primary admissions criteria are mathematical, with priority given to those who come from lower-income families or who wouldn’t otherwise have access to similar programs. Historically, the median family income for students attending is $28,000 per year
— BEAM is committed to serving all eligible students regardless of immigration status
Activities & Dates
— Classes, games, sports, and optional field trips
— July 11 – August 12, 2022
— For 8th graders visit
— For high schoolers visit
How to apply
— The application is due April 12th, but BEAM will still accept applications after the deadline for spots on the waitlist
— Submit a completed application at
— Admissions are competitive
More Information
For additional information, please visit
Updated on April 10, 2022

NYC Parks: Free and Low-Cost Events
Dial 311 | 311 online | Text 311-692
Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings at, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location on the right side of the nycparks website.
Dial 311 | 311 online | Text 311-692 | 212-504-4115
Get your little kiddos up and active! Take part in fun and interactive activities run by NYC Parks throughout the summer. With several events, and programs, you’re bound to find something your little one would enjoy! Just browse through the listings at and register as needed for a summer of fun!
Updated on June 8, 2021

Extreme Kids & Crew
185 Van Dyke Street, Suite 205, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 410-6050 |

Extreme Kids & Crew Summer camp is a free arts and play program for children with IEPs. Activities are built on a foundation of creative expression, imaginative play, and social emotional learning (SEL). Participants will make friends, build confidence in their abilities, and have fun.
Children with IEPs ages 7 to 12
Field Trips, Arts and Crafts, and so much more!
How to apply
The application is still not open for summer 2022, but fill out this interest form to be notified when the application opens!
Updated on April 19, 2022

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