Kids Creative UWS Summer Camp 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
EXPLORERS: GRADES K-2 (AGES 4-7)
DISCOVERERS: GRADES 2-4(AGES 7-10)
ACTIVISTS: GRADES 5-8 (AGES 11-14)
(GRADE CHILD WILL BE ENTERING FALL 2018)
Where is camp held?
KC UWS Summer Camp will be held at Goddard Riverside's Bernie Wohl Center at 647 Columbus Avenue (at W. 91st Street).
When does camp take place?
July 2 - August 10, 2018
(Join us for 2, 4 or 6 weeks)
Session 1: July 2 - 13 (no camp July 4)
Session 2: July 16 - 27
Session 3: July 30 - August 10
When is drop off and pick up?
Drop-off is from 8:30-9:00 and pick up is 4:30-5:00.
For transportation options to and from camp, see "Is transportation available to and from camp?"
How much is Camp?
What is the group size?
Each group is composed of 15 students (on average), a head teacher, an assistant teacher and one or two counselors. The ratio at camp is 5:1.
How do I register my child?
Can I speak with someone about the camp?
What is your camper to staff ratio?
The ratio at camp is 5:1.
IS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO AND FROM CAMP?
No. For nearby public transportation, take the subway or bus. The B/C trains stop at 86th Street and 96th Street. The 1 trains stops at 86th Street, and the 1/2/3 trains strop at 96th Street. M7 and M11 buses stop right in front of Goddard. The M10 bus stops at Central Park West and 92nd Street.
WHAT MAKES KIDS CREATIVE SUMMER CAMP UNIQUE?
Everything that we do is child-centered, based in Kids Creative's 6 C's of Peacemaking, (Confidence, Creativity, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, Community, and Cookies) and is structured to construct foundational learning experiences for youth of diverse ages and backgrounds in a safe environment. One of our main tenants is "All ideas are good" and there is No fighting or fake fighting and No teasing or Fake teasing.
In each program, teachers build the confidence of their students and challenge them to utilize their creative energy and to collaborate with their classmates. All ideas are good. Students learn how to resolve their conflicts and to build community and friendships by respecting and learning from different perspectives – all within a fun filled (“cookie”) environment..
What is a typical day at camp?
8:30AM - 9:00AM
Brainstorming and Group time
Specials (1) (Music, Art, Theater, etc. workshops)
Lunch and Park time
Can you describe the Kids Creative experience?
Where do we spend most of our time?
Each group has a "home base" at the Goddard Riverside's Bernie Wohl Center. We also spend time in local parks and field trips.
How big is the Kids Creative Summer Camp?
We are limiting the number of campers so that we can maintain a high ratio of staff to camper ratio for traveling (especially for our younger explorers). Each group will be led by experienced Kids Creative Head and assistant teachers.
What food do we provide?
We will not be providing lunches, but will have some snacks every afternoon. We ask that all campers bring packed lunch with them every day in their backpacks, along with water bottles and any additional snacks. We also celebrate the last day of camp with a Family Potluck.
Do you take field trips during the summer?
Yes! We will take field trips periodically during the summer to museums and other exciting places that will help us expand our imaginations and explore our story more in depth. Past field trip locations have included The Bronx Zoo, The American Museum of Natural History, Broadway costume designers, theaters and a trip to see live concerts.
NOTE: Field trips are only for 4 and up. We take public transportation (if you have any questions about how we train our staff to safely bring groups on the subway or bus, please let us know).
What if it rains or is too hot?
On days when it is raining or super hot, we will rearrange our schedule to be mostly or entirely indoors, whether this be a field trip or classes inside.
Can parents visit camp or come on field trips?
We welcome visitors at camp and parent escorts on field trips. We encourage you to allow your child to adjust to the program and make new friends before visiting. When you visit, be prepared because you may be asked to participate in any activities we have planned that day.
Who are the staff?
Our Kids Creative teachers have many years of experience working with children of diverse backgrounds in a number of different artistic media. All staff members take part in extensive training in the Kids Creative curriculum and creative process as well as in the Kids Creative Summer Camp Safety Plan and Procedures. A number of our staff members are certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross. Each staff member and volunteer is hired through a rigorous process of individual and group interviews, references and background checks that comply with New York State Department of Health requirements. Our Camp Director has a Masters degree in Art Eduction from The Pratt Institute. Our staff includes professional actors, musicians and teaching artists, experienced classroom teachers, Applied Theatre Masters candidates from CUNY/SPS and Kids Creative Summer Camp Alumni.
Staff has taught at schools all over the City and the World, including the following in New York:
We have performed with shows in venues around the US, including the PNC Bank Arts Center, Symphony Space, Central Park's Summer Stage, Sea World, and Disney Land and in cities around the world, including London, Paris, Beijing, Beirut, Berlin and more.
Kids Creative was founded by members of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, voted best Kids Band by Time Out NY and regulars on Nick Jr.!
Click here to read more about our staff.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! You can click HERE for the application.
1. Please download and fill out the scholarship form completely. Please do not register on Active until Kids Creative confirms your scholarship.
2. Submit the form along with 2017 proof of income to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fax the form to 347-487-3914 (no cover sheet needed).
3. Scholarships are given on a first come, first served basis to families who qualify and are provided based on available donations and grants to Kids Creative. Scholarships will be announced by April 15, 2018. Applications received after April 15 will be reviewed if additional funds are available.
4. After your scholarship has been accepted, you will receive an offer letter along with a discount code. At that time, please click the link at the top of our page, www.kidscreative.org/summer-camp
to register through Active Network using the discount code stated in the letter.
If you need any assistance, please call us at (646) 485-5123.