Trinity Day Camp

Camper Information

The Day Camp Program

Trinity Day Camp, for children ages 4 – 13, offers a robust, age appropriate program that includes daily instructional and free swim, art, ceramics, athletics/physical education, dance, and drama. Exploration Station is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) based program.  Hour long electives, for campers 5 and older, give each child the opportunity to individualize their program each day.  Build! is a class where campers will be given a design challenge to tackle!
 
All four-year old to eleven-year old campers are grouped by age. Our program grows as our campers move up so each age has new and exciting opportunities.  All campers have a homeroom filled with age appropriate materials.  Books, art materials, Legos, blocks and games are the basics for each homeroom.  Campers use the outdoor playground and the outdoor space of the former tennis courts.  Campers seven and older will also use the St. Gregory Park. For our oldest campers we have a unique program that prepares them to be Counselors In Training in the coming years.
 
Our swimming program follows the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program, with Red Cross certified lifeguards.

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  • *Four-Year Olds

    Each day campers have swim instruction for forty-five minutes.  Multiple times throughout the week campers participate in art, ceramics, dance, drama, gym, tumbling, and Exploration Station.
  • *Five-Year Olds

    Daily, campers have swim instruction and age appropriate play for thirty minutes each. Multiple times throughout the week campers participate in art, ceramics, dance, drama, pe classes, tumbling, and Exploration Station.

    Daily Electives - kickball, t-ball, crab soccer, art, Build!, Exploration Station, and drama/singing/dancing
  • *Six-Year Olds

    Daily, campers have swim instruction and free swim for thirty minutes each. Campers also have robotics and use the Lego WeDo program. Multiple times throughout the week, campers participate in art, ceramics, dance, drama, pe classes, tumbling, and Exploration Station.

    Electives - capture the flag, soccer, kickball, t-ball, jewelry making, art, robotics, a variety of tech games, Exploration Station, ceramics, drama (skits) and Build!
  • *Seven-Year Olds

    Campers have daily swim instruction and free swim for thirty minutes each. Seven year olds have robotics and use the Lego WeDo program. Multiple times throughout the week, campers participate in art, ceramics, dance, drama, pe classes, and Exploration Station.

    Electives: robotics, a variety of tech activities and challenges, capture the flag, basketball, Exploration Station, soccer, kickball, jewelry making, art, Camp News, ceramics, drama (play) and Build!
  • *Eight-Year Olds

    Campers have daily swim instruction and free swim for thirty minutes each. Lego Mindstorm is used for robotics. Multiple times throughout the week, campers also participate in art, ceramics, dance, pe classes, and Exploration Station.

    Electives: robotics, a variety of tech activities and challenges, Exploration Station, tech games, capture the flag, soccer, kickball, basketball, jewelry making, art, drama (play), ceramics, Camp News, Build!, and Rube Goldberg design
  • *Nine through Eleven-Year Olds

    Campers have daily swim instruction and free swim for thirty minutes each. Lego Mindstorm is used for robotics. Multiple times throughout the week, campers also participate in art, ceramics, dance, pe classes, and Exploration Station. STEAM activities are used in the science and robotics programs.

    Electives: robotics, Exploration Station, a variety of tech activities and challenges, capture the flag, soccer, drama (play), kickball, basketball, jewelry making, art, ceramics, Build!, Camp News, and Rube Goldberg design
  • *The CIT Program for Twelve and Thirteen Year Olds

    This program includes Guard Start, a junior lifeguard-training program, Electives, Lego Mindstorm, and daily opportunities to work in various parts of the camp with younger children. While we have a framework for a schedule, we allow the CIT’s to tailor their own schedules with the help of their counselors.

    Electives: robotics, Exploration Station, a variety of tech activities and challenges, capture the flag, soccer, kickball, jewelry making, art, basketball, ceramics, Build!, Camp News, and Rube Goldberg design
  • *New Programs

    Trinity School begins a construction project this year. TDC will use all of our usual facilities: pools, art and ceramics rooms, two large gyms, auditorium, science labs, outdoor playground and the tennis court as our outdoor space. St. Gregory’s Playground on 90th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues will be used for campers 7 – 13. TDC will not have access to the turf or the Dining Room. Campers will eat lunch in their rooms.
  • *Early Morning Activities – Monday through Friday from 7:45 – 8:45

    The TDC Dolphins – is a non-competitive swim team program for campers 7 – 13. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, campers will participate in swim team practices with Danny Lynch, Trinity’s Varsity Swim Coach. Swimmers sign up by session. The cost is $75.00 for Session One and $200.00 for Session Two. Practice begins at 8:00. Swimmers may participate in the Basketball Clinic on Monday and Wednesday.

    Basketball Clinic for Campers aged 7 – 11
    Using Trinity’s Upper Gym, campers will work on basketball skills as well as have scrimmages. The gym can be divided into two courts. Campers sign up by session. The cost is $70.00 for Session One and $180.00 for Session Two.

    Open Gym for campers aged 4 through 7
    Divided into age appropriate groups, campers select their activities from kickball to soccer to free play. The gym can be divided into two spaces. Campers sign up by session. The cost is $70.00 for Session One and $180.00 for Session Two.
  • *After Camp Activities – Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 4:30

    Open Gym for campers aged 4 – 11
    Both gyms and the outdoor space on the tennis courts will be available. As each gym can be divided into two spaces, there will be age appropriate activities for all campers. Basketball, soccer, kickball and capture the flag are all options! Campers sign up by session. The cost is $80.00 for Session One and $180.00 for Session Two.

    *Campers in the CIT Program may volunteer in the Open Gyms or Basketball Clinic.

Camp Essentials

A full time registered nurse provides health care for TDC.  As required by the Board of Health each child must have a current health form, completed by the camper’s physician, on file at TDC by June 1, 2015.  The health form must be completed within twelve months of the closing day of camp.  The completed health form must include specific dates of inoculations.  The Board of Health prohibits the admittance of a camper without a completed health form.
 
All campers must bring a lunch and beverage to camp each day. 
 
Trinity is a nut-aware school and does not allow peanut butter or other nut products on the premises.  Please check packaged foods for traces of peanuts.  If your child has a life-threatening allergy, please complete the life threatening allergy form and contact the camp office by June 1, 2015.
 
Each child will be placed in the group closest to his or her age or grade level.  The TDC policy for group placement is that a child may be placed with one friend.  The child’s friend must then request to be with your child in order to be placed in the same group.  Please make sure both campers are enrolled at TDC.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  All requests must be in writing on the second page of the application.
 
Campers are brought to their homerooms each morning by their parents or caregivers and are dismissed from their classrooms.
 
Selby Transportation Corporation provides bus transportation.  If interested contact Ira Schlusefield at 718-617-7141 or e-maill at ira@selbytrans.com.  
 
Trinity Day Camp is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and is inspected twice yearly.  The inspection reports are filed at the Bureau for Day Camps and Recreation.

Camp Special Events

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Dates and Fees

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  • Session One

    $1430; Wednesday, June 17 – Friday, June 26
  • Session Two

    $3390; Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 24
  • Both Sessions

    $4820; Wednesday, June 17 – Friday, July 24 at noon

Important Information

• Camp will be closed Friday, July 3.


• A non-refundable deposit of $1430 must accompany each child’s application.


• After the first camper’s tuition, there is a 10% discount for each sibling.


• A parent may choose to pro-rate the first week of Session One to accommodate a child’s school schedule.

• Applications, with deposits, may be mailed to Trinity Day Camp or hand delivered to the 101 West 91st Street Reception Desk of Trinity School.

Camp FAQs

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Are Fridays full days?

    Fridays are full days at TDC with dismissal at 3:30. The exception to this is on Friday, July 24th, when we dismiss at noon.
  • Q. How often do campers swim?

    Four year olds have swim instruction for thirty minutes each day. Five year olds and older have thirty minutes each day and thirty minutes of free swim.
  • Q. Are there electives?

    Campers in each age group, five years and older, select their own electives.  Electives are each day and are scheduled for sixty minutes.
  • Q. Is the camp secure?

    In early June, each TDC family will be mailed four Trinity Day Camp – Summer 2014 security cards. TDC counselors will check cards, each morning and afternoon. The Trinity Security Staff will check the cards during the day. Parents and caregivers will need to present security card in order to enter the building.

Day Camp Facilities

Trinity Day Camp is housed in the air-conditioned Trinity School facilities.  Our swimming program uses the two indoor swimming pools. One pool is a diving well and the other a six lane, twenty-five yard pool that is three to four feet deep.  In addition, TDC uses the two regulation sized gyms and the former outdoor tennis courts as play and teaching spaces. Our arts program is housed in three art and ceramics studios and we use the stage of the Auditorium.  In addition TDC’s space includes Trinity’s playground, Computer Room, Science Labs, and St. Gregory’s playground.
139 West 91st Street  |  New York, NY 10024-1326  |  (212) 873-1650
Located on Upper West Side of New York City, Trinity School is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school for grades K-12. Since 1709, Trinity has provided a world-class education to its students with rigorous academics and outstanding programs in athletics, the arts, peer leadership, and global travel.