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WHERE IS DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP?

Drop-off and pick-up for your child is at our meeting spot on West 104th Street and Riverside Drive at the entrance to the park on the west side of Riverside Drive. There are benches there for the campers to sit on and easy access for parents who are driving in cars to stop and let their children out safely. Campers are expected to arrive between 8:45 and 9:00 A.M. and then our coaches will walk the campers down to our fields and courts at 104th Street near the Hudson River just down the stairs. Campers will be brought up to the 104th Street benches by division for 3:30 P.M. pick-up.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER BOTH RAIN AND HOT DAYS?

Rain Plan: We try to hold camp outside as much as possible and for any rain predicted to end quickly we have covered and safe areas for the campers to wait before resuming play. If prolonged rain or inclement weather is predicted, we have indoor gym locations close to our Riverside Park fields that coaches will walk campers to. Campers will be busy with indoor sports activities until it is deemed safe to go back to the fields. If the camp is still inside at the end of the camp day, pick-up will be at our indoor locations.

HOT DAYS: For very hot days, we end our afternoon games early and head to the nearby playground on West 98th Street in Riverside Park to relax in the shade. Campers are also able to go in the sprinklers. We take extra precaution on hot days with extra water breaks, extended lunch and we hold activities in the shade. We have NEVER canceled a day of camp due to weather.

HOW ARE CAMPERS GROUPED?

Each Monday morning coaches have an “evaluation day.” That helps us place campers in groups by ability first and age second. Our aim is to ensure your child plays with campers similar in experience for maximum improvement.

WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED?

For Basketball camp your child will need a basketball sneakers or high top sneakers, shorts, T-Shirt and high socks. A full camp uniform consisting of two camp basketball jerseys, water bottle, and athletic bag will be provided for each camper on their first day. Campers are required to wear their uniform jersey each day and additional tjerseys are available for purchase during registration.

DOES MY CHILD NEED LUNCH?

You need to provide a lunch for your child each day. No glass bottles, sodas, or energy drinks are allowed. We do offer a full camp lunch program for our campers provided by the Ellington in the Park Cafe for $50/week.  We also provide nut-free snacks before dismissal each day. Please inform us on the registration form if your child has any allergies.

WHO ARE YOUR CHILD’S COACHES?

We are very selective with our coaching staff and offer some of the best instructors in the area. Our senior coaches have extensive playing experience, some at the professional level, or prior coaching experience. We also have several excellent junior coaches who currently play high level college or high school basketball.

WHAT IS THE CAMPER TO COACH RATIO?

At Kids of Summer we take pride in offering personal attention to all of our campers. Camper to coach ratio will never exceed 6 to 1.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS NEVER PLAYED?

Kids of Summer is great for beginners as well as advanced players. We will find the right fit for your child’s ability and divide the campers into several groups ranging from beginners all the way to experienced travel team players.

DO I HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME?

We are flexible with our scheduling. You may sign up for one week or for the whole summer, and weeks do not have to be consecutive.