Frequently Asked Questions About Our Sports Camp
Drop-off and pick-up for your child is at our fields in Riverside Park. The entrance to the park is at West 103rd Street and Riverside Drive. Walk down the stairs and straight ahead down the hill. At bottom of hill you will see a dog run on your right. Walk 50 feet straight ahead to the next set of steps fields will be right in front of you.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our normal rain day locations are closed for the summer. Therefore, if it looks likely that weather will cancel the program please call our camp number at (917) 572-2423 and listen to the recorded voicemail, which will be left by 8:00 AM. Because our fields are turf, only prolonged and steady rain or poor weather will cancel camp. For hot days, we plan on taking extra water breaks, and using the shade, but do not plan to cancel on hot days. A make up day will be offered for all days missed at a later date in the summer, or a credit can be given for 2021 camp.
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.
Your child will need all necessary equipment. Due to COVID-19 there is no sharing equipment with other campers.
BASEBALL: Glove, Bat, Helmet, athletic clothing and sneakers, plenty of water. Baseball cap is recommended.
FLAG FOOTBALL: Athletic clothing, sneakers, plenty of water
SOCCER: Soccer Ball, Shin guards, athleitc clothing and sneakers, plenty of water.
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 at the college or high school level in the sport they instruct. Many coaches are former campers who have come through our program for several years as well.
At Kids of Summer, we take pride in offering personal attention to all of our campers. Camper to coach ratio will never exceed 5 to 1. Due to COVID-19 we are restricting groups to 10 campers or fewer with 2 coaches.
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.
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.
Our coaching staff is the key to our campers having a great experience at Kids of Summer and we choose our staff carefully. All our coaches are background checked and many are former campers who grew up in the program. Our senior coaching staff is also trained in CPR and in operating an AED. While injuries can happen due to the nature of sports, they are rare in our program and almost always minor.
Full tuition is due at registration. Cancellations must be made at least 21 days in advance of your child's session by email and a full refund will be given. Changes to weeks or sport can be made up to 5 days before the sessions start date and based on availability. There are no refunds for absences including but not limited to illness or injury, In case of program cancellation due to inclement weather a make up date will be offered.
COVID NOTICE: If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, we will issue refunds for any cancelled days that your child is registered for.
Camper and coach safety is of the utmost importance for us and we plan on taking the following precautions:
- Daily Health Form Waivers must be signed by parents each day at check-in
- Hand Sanitizing at check in and after the program
- Masks worn by coaches and campers when off the field or when social distancing cannot be maintained
- No sharing equipment and no communal water
- Drills and games designed to keep social distancing
- Small groups of no more than 10 campers with at least 2 coaches
- Sanitizing of camp equipment daily