2017 Central Park Sports

Mini-Camp and Summer Program Information

Mini-Camp Dates

        March 20 - March 24

        March 27 - March 31

        April 10 - April 14

Summer Program Dates

       June     5 - 9              July    3 - 8*                Aug     7 - 11            Sept    5 - 8*             

       June    12 - 16           July    10 - 14             Aug     14 - 18

       June    19 - 23           July    17 - 21             Aug     21 - 25

       June    26 - 30           July    24 - 28             Aug     28 - Sept 1

                                          July    31 - Aug 4

Weeks in BLACK have space available.

Weeks in RED are full or no longer available.

*Holiday week (4 day or 3 day option): discount $50 off the weekly rate for 1/2 days, $100 off weekly rate for full days.

Program Times

        Full day:        9:00a - 3:30p

        Morning:       9:00a - 12:00p

        Afternoon:    12:30p - 3:30p

        *** For 2017 an extended day option may be available. Please click here to inquire.


   These are drop-off and pick-up locations.  Children from East and West meet up in the park.

        EAST: 72nd Street Playground (inside E 72nd St. and 5th Ave)

        WEST: 67th Street and West Park Drive (North of Sheep Meadow)


    Four Day Weeks (Mon - Thurs)***

        Half day:      $275 - 1 week   $525 - 2 weeks**   $750 - 3 weeks**   $950 - 4 weeks**

                             Additional weeks after 4: $175/week**

        Full day:       $450 - 1 week   $850 - 2 weeks**   $1200 - 3 weeks**  $1500 - 4 weeks**

                             Additional weeks after 4: $250/week**

    Full Weeks (Mon - Fri)

        Half day:      $325 - 1 week   $625 - 2 weeks**   $900 - 3 weeks**   $1150 - 4 weeks**

                             Additional weeks after 4: $225/week**

        Full day:       $550 - 1 week   $1050 - 2 weeks**   $1500 - 3 weeks**  $1900 - 4 wks**

                             Additional weeks after 4: $350/week**

     Single Day Registration:     $75/Half Day, $125/Full Day

A $25 registration fee will be charged with each registration. This fee covers registration for all 2017 programs

**Discounted rates for multiple weeks apply to initial registration only.  Additional weeks added after initial registration will be charged as new registrations.  Participants who have previously paid the 2017 registration fee will have any additional registration fees discounted from their account upon payment of the remaining balance.

***Fridays added to a Four Day Week will be billed at the Single Day rate.


        Lunches are not supplied.  Full-day campers should bring their own lunches (nut free please!) and drinks.  Snacks and additional drinks may be offered for purchase by park vendors, but we cannot guarantee availability.

Sample Schedule

This sample schedule is to give an idea of the timing and logistics for one age group on a typical day. Each age group participates in a different sport on a different field/court. Various sports are rotated throughout the week along with kids’ choice activities and C.U.P. (Completely Unstructured Play) time.

8:45a - 9:15a        Drop off at East or West location

9:15a - 9:30a        Walk to Sand Volleyball Court Area (South Dead Road)

9:30a - 9:45a        Warm-up Games, tag etc.

9:45a - 10:30a      Tennis skills and Mini-tennis

10:30a - 11:00a    Popsicle/Snack Break, Walk to Hecksher Fields

11:00a - 11:45a    Baseball/T-Ball skills on Heckscher Fields

11:45a - 12:00p    Morning campers return to drop off locations

12:00p - 12:45p    Lunch for full-day campers. Afternoon campers arrive

12:45p - 1:00p      Frisbee Golf to Great Lawn

1:00p - 1:45p        Track & Field races/relays

1:45p - 2:15p        Snack Break

2:15p - 3:00p        Capture the Flag / Steal the Bacon Lacrosse Style

3:00p - 3:30p        Wacky-Walk back to pick-up locations

3:30p                     Camper pick-up

Click here for Registration Form

CPSports Mini-Camps and Summer Program

Our philosophy is simple: kids want to have FUN, being outside is FUN, sports and games are FUN!  The Central Park Sports Summer Program provides outdoor athletic activity and instruction in a non-competitive, FUN environment to children ages 3-10.  Campers receive basic instruction from local coaches and college athletes in a variety of sports (soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, football etc.) as well as supervision in classic park games such as frisbee, capture the flag and more.  Emphasis is on having FUN and demonstrating good sportsmanship while learning the basic skills and rules of the games.

We meet on the East side at the playground on 72nd and 5th and on the West side inside 67th and CPW.  From there we walk (or skip or hop...) in to the sand volleyball court area where we have a mix of grass, dirt and hard court surfaces, not to mention the sand volleyball courts themselves, for our activities.  Campers are divided into 3 groups: ages 3-4, 5-7 and 8-10.  The older groups occasionally venture out to other field and court areas in the park.  Full day and half day programs are available.  The program runs Monday - Friday, weather permitting, or register for Monday - Thursday as in past years.  Rain days can be made-up anytime throughout the summer.  See a typical schedule below.

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