Frequently Asked Questions About Our Sports Camp

Drop-off and pick-up for your child this summer will be 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. We will also email specific instructions for your child by sport where to check in before camp starts.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our normal rain day locations are currently closed. 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. We also have tents at camp and will stay under cover until the rain ends so we can go back out to our fields. If camp is canceled during the day your child will be fully supervised until pick up can be arranged. 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 any other program we run.

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.
ALL CAMPERS MUST BRING A MASK EACH DAY TO CAMP
BASKETBALL: Athletic Sneakers (preferably basketball shoes), athletic lightweight clothing, water bottle.

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.

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.

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. In addition, we have a full-time certified athletic trainer on site every day to deal with any injuries. While injuries can happen due to the nature of sports, they are rare in our program and almost always minor.

For each week of camp and for each camper, there is a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $100. Your spot is not reserved until payment is received.

Full-price registrations may be cancelled with three weeks written notice to sports@riversideparknyc.org prior to campers start date (the $100 deposit is non-refundable).

Please note that refunds will not be issued without written confirmation from parent or guardian, stating that the camper's parent/guardian is aware of RPC Summer Sports Camp's cancellation policy and they understand that the processing/holding fee amount is non-refundable. (The processing/holding fee amount for the camp is $100 per camp per camper.)

Cancellation notification may be emailed. To cancel via email, send your notification to sports@riversideparknyc.org. Note in the subject line "Camp Cancellation" and make sure to include camper name, camp name, and camp dates.

In addition, no refunds will be issued for early withdrawal due to absences (for any reason including sickness), behavioral dismissals, power failures, unforeseeable events not within the control of the RPC Summer Sports Camp or other acts of nature. If students leave camp early for ANY reason, the tuition is NOT prorated and no refund will be issued.

If Camp is Canceled due to weather related reasons or COVID-19, a credit will be issued for the cost of that day of camp good towards any program we run.

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