What time does the bus pick up my child for camp?

Young People’s Camp of Queens uses NYC Board of Ed approved Yellow School Buses and NY State Certified Drivers. We will pick up each child between 7:00 and 8:30 with door to door transportation (where possible). Children will be home between 4:00 and 5:30 in the afternoon.

What do I do if my child misses the bus?

Have your child ready 20 minutes and outside before the bus the scheduled pick up time. If the bus fails to arrive at the house (more than 20 minute late), please call the bus company and the camp office.

What do I do if my child is sick and will be absent for the day?

If your child cannot attend camp, please call the bus company and the camp office as soon as possible.

What should my child wear or bring during the day?

Children should wear closed toed shoes (preferably sneakers) to avoid injuries and participate in camp activities. Camp Shirts should be worn daily. Towels should only be brought on scheduled swim days (consult your camp calendar). Many parents pack extra drinks and snacks.

What should my child bring on swim days?

On swim days, it is easier for a younger  child to wear the bathing suit under their clothes. They save time and lose less articles of clothing. Please pack a towel and sunscreen! Label everything!

Who will be supervising my child each day?

Campers will be supervised in a group with an 5:1 camper to counselor ratio. Head Counselors will be college age with Assistant Counselors in high school (16 & 17). In addition to counselors, Division Heads Specialty Instructors, Aquatic & Safety Personnel as well as Directors play a role in the supervision of campers and staff.

Will there be any trips that require extra money?

Only the Adventureland Trip requires a trip fee. (Premium Package prepays this trip). Everything else is included in the program fee. I will send home and email notices about these trips as well as information about some of our other trips.

When is payment due and do you have a payment plan?

All money for camp should be paid by June 30th of that year. We  have payment plans that are available to start as early as when the summer ends. Most people start the payment plan in January.

When does my child receive their camp shirts and bags?

On the child’s first day of camp they will receive their camp shirts & bags.  They will also be given an orientation of the rules and regulations of camp on that day. Additional shirts and bags may be purchased through the Queens Camp Office.

What is the best way to reach the camp?

The absolute best way to reach the camp during the summer is by calling the Queens Camp Office at 1-800-856-1043. During the camp season, the office is open from 6 AM until 7 PM.