Registration Opens Soon for 2024!
Fun & Enriching Summer Camp in Battery Park City
Ages 2-5 | Flexible registration by the week
About Green Ivy Summer Camp
Green Ivy Summer Camp at Battery Park Montessori provides a warm and enriching summer camp experience for children ages 2-5 (rising Kindergarten). Campers must turn 2 by the start of their camp week.
Guided by current best practices for early childhood development and education, we provide a playful, engaging, and safe “first camp” experience for your child. Counselors who speak English, Spanish and/or Mandarin will supplement camp activities for exposure in all three languages. Water play activities are scheduled every Friday morning!
Registration is by the week, and each week is highlighted with a fun, engaging theme!
Full Day (9am-4pm): $925
Half Day (9am-12pm): $740
Early Drop-off (8-9am): $50
Late Pick-up (4-5pm): $50
*Lunch & snack are included for full-day campers.
**Snack is included for half-day campers (half-day campers are dismissed before lunch-time)
Payments/Refunds: Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Refunds of 50% are possible if you cancel before May 1, 2023. After May 1, summer camp payments are non-refundable.
9:00am - Welcome Time
9:30am - Outdoor Play/Neighborhood Walk
10:00am - Project (arts, music, science, language)
11:00am - Outdoor Play
11:30am - Circle Time
12:00pm - Half-Day Dismissal/Lunch begins
12:30pm - Rest (2s rest for 60-90 min)
1:00pm - Outdoor Play (3-5 yr olds)
1:30pm - Project (arts, music, science, language) (3-5 yr olds)
2:30pm - Outdoor Play/Neighborhood Walk
3:15pm - Choice Time
3:45pm - Circle Time
4:00pm - Dismissal
Week 1: June 26-30 | Under the Sea
Explore 20,000 Leagues under Battery Park City and learn about fish, coral reefs, and everything in the deep blue sea!
Week 2: July 3-7 | Exploring the Big Apple
Enjoy a week of activities all about the city that never sleeps.
Note: There is camp on Tuesday, July 4
Week 3: July 10-14 | From Here to There
Honk! Anchors Away! All Aboard! Learn about all the ways we move and travel.
Week 4: July 17-21 | Animal Kingdom
Whether on the prowl or burrowing underground, this week is all about animals!
Week 5: July 24-28 | Community Helpers
From firefighters to librarians, there are tons of real-life heroes all around us in our community!
Week 6: July 31-August 4 | Around the World in 5 Days
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Australia to Uruguay, our passports will be stamped all over this week.
Week 7: August 7-11 | Down on the Farm
There was a camp who learned about farms and Green Ivy was its name-o!
Week 8: August 14-18 | STEM Lab
From big inventions to mind-blowing experiments, sparks of creativity will fly at camp!
Our nurturing staff, typically current and former Green Ivy teachers along with returning camp staff, provide a caring and supportive environment and create a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere to facilitate connection and friendship. We use a maximum ratio of 5 children to 1 staff member. In the early weeks of camp, we use lower ratios to nurture campers as they adjust to a new experience. Children are in groups of 5-10 campers and generally grouped by age.
During camp your child will connect with peers and with nature, gain personal and social confidence, and make friends. Through hands-on, developmentally-tailored educational activities, children gain confidence, independence, and skills. Our program provides excellent pre-academic and social preparation for children entering preschool programs and rising kindergarteners.
We believe that children thrive when provided with opportunities to connect with nature, and we spend time enjoying outdoor play and exploring our beautiful Battery Park City neighborhood. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy fun in the sun on our private outdoor patio, which features a child-maintained garden and water play.
Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up include spending time with peers and supervised by camp staff. This includes a variety of light activities, including art, soft play in the movement room or on the patio, and storytime.
Summer Camp FAQ
We do not offer a sibling discount.
For 2 year olds, our ratios are 3:1. Children ages 3+ are in mixed-age groups for which ratios are 5:1 in the first few weeks of camp, and then we allow those ratios to grow over the remaining weeks of camp to no more than 8:1, depending on the balance of younger and older children in a group. Generally, the younger the group, the smaller our ratios.
There are no "classes" in camp, but children participate in camp activities in groups that vary from 6 children to 15, depending on the nature of the activity (eg, indoor focused activity vs outdoor play) and the age of the students.
We typically confirm staff in May. Historically, the staff include current (and former) teachers and Afterschool counselors, returning camp staff from prior years, and one or two new staff members. We select camp staff with the same emphasis on nurturing and health and safety that we use when hiring classroom teachers.
Yes. Those who are 2 will be together. However, older children will be mixed to some extent and where it is age-appropriate.
Yes! 5 year olds are welcome to attend camp. They should be prepared to be among the oldest campers and understand that there may only be a few fellow campers their age.
Camp staff always makes sure that older children have the type of support and experience they deserve and need for that age, and always invites their leadership as older members of camp.
Spending time with peers and supervised by camp staff. This includes a variety of light activities, including art, soft play in the movement room or on the patio, and storytime.
Yes. With advanced notice to ensure proper staffing, children can extend to full day.
Lunch is not included in the half-day option. Half-day campers are dismissed before lunch.
Lunch is included in the full-day schedule tuition.
Yes, we share camp menus with families ahead of time via email.
Yes, snacks are provided and included in camp fees.
We support children who are not yet potty trained or in the process of potty training.
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Refunds of 50% are possible if you cancel before May 1, 2022. If camp is canceled by Green Ivy, full refunds will be issued.
Yes, you can add or change weeks after registration provided there is space in the week(s) you would like. Bundle pricing and Early Bird Discounts will not apply to weeks purchased after the fact.
Currently, we are mask optional. We follow the guidance set forth by our governing authority - the Department of Health (DOH). In the event there is a change, we will inform families.
Yes. All staff must be fully vaccinated (COVID and otherwise). No exceptions.
Due to space limitations this year, we are not allowing storage of strollers, scooters, etc, at drop off.
Outdoor activities are central to our camp as we are located in one of NYC's most beautiful landscapes! Campers are outside daily (weather permitting). We focus physical activity on the coolest times of day to prevent dehydration and too much sun exposure. So most outdoor activity takes place during morning hours or late afternoon hours.
Campers enjoy our beautiful riverfront patio, two nearby playgrounds (historically with water features but we shall see what NYC does there this summer!), the promenade, Battery Park, the Urban Farm, and dozens of grassy lawns all along the promenade and within easy access to camp.
All outdoor activities (except use of our patio) involve walking to a location that is within a reasonable walking distance for a young child. We do not travel via any form of transportation.
Visiting: We discourage this, as it is quite disruptive to the camp experience, both for your child and for other children. But we are always open to discussion and very supportive of your relationship with your child.
Photos/Videos: Yes! We share photos/videos daily with families.
Our Enrichment Partners
Battery Park Montessori is proud to have worked with these amazing providers of children's programming in NYC.