2021 Central Park Sports

Mini-Camp and Summer Program Information

Spring Mini-Camp Dates

             March 22 - 26

             March 29 - April 2 - 27

Summer Program Dates

       June     1 - 4**          July    5 - 9               Aug     2 - 6             Sept    7 - 10**            

       June     7 - 11           July   12 - 16            Aug     9 - 13           Sept    13 - 17

       June    14 - 18          July   19 - 23            Aug    16 - 20        

       June    21 - 25          July   26 - 30            Aug    23 - 27

       June    28 - July 2                                     Aug    30 - Sept 3


Weeks in BLACK have space available.

Weeks in RED are full or no longer available.

**Holiday weeks (4 days): 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

        Extended day options (early drop-off, late pick-up) may be available. Inquire here.


Location

        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


Price

    Full Weeks (Mon - Fri)

        Half day:      $350 - 1 week   $675 - 2 weeks**   $975 - 3 weeks**   $1250 - 4 weeks**

                             Additional weeks after 4: $250/week**

        Full day:       $600 - 1 week   $1150 - 2 weeks**   $1650 - 3 weeks**  $2100 - 4 wks**

                             Additional weeks after 4: $400/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 2021 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 2021 registration fee will have any additional registration fees discounted from their account upon payment of the remaining balance.


Miscellany

        Light snacks (popsicles/fruit snacks) are provided at morning and afternoon breaks. Most Sportsters bring additional snacks. Lunches are not supplied. Full-day attendees 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/cohort 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 & Sprinkler run

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



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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 3-12.  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 groups: ages 3-4, 5-7, 8-10 and 10-12.  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, and daily registrations are accepted. Rain days can be made up anytime throughout the summer.  See a typical schedule below.

*For Summer 2021 we have been closely monitoring the New York guidelines for operating safely as we emerge from the pandemic. At this point, we are resuming normal operations with two drop off areas and one main play area. We are still keeping our group sizes to 12 and keeping groups separate from one another as much as possible. Availability of drop-off and pick-up as well as the actual location of activities is subject to change due to the COVID-19 emergency. Sportsters may be required to come to field locations with a guardian to avoid walking in large groups. Both kids AND guardians are encouraged to hop, skip, jump or wacky walk to all locations!