Fun & Enriching Summer Camp in Battery Park City

Trilingual Summer Camp: Mandarin, English, and Spanish

Nursery Twos - Rising Kindergarten
Flexible registration by the week

Nursery Ones | 8 Week Commitment Required*
Space is Limited

*Week one is a phase in week. No before/after care available. For availability and registration information for our Nursery Ones program, please contact [email protected].

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About Green Ivy Summer Camp

Green Ivy Summer Camp at Battery Park Montessori provides a warm and enriching summer camp experience for children ages 1-5 (rising Kindergarten). Campers must turn 1 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.

Registration is by the week*, and each week is highlighted with a fun, engaging theme - except for Nursery Ones.


Full Day (9am-4pm): $950
Half Day (9am-12pm): $750
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, 2024. 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 24-28 | Animal Kingdom
Whether on the prowl, burrowing underground or swimming in the water, this week is all about animals!

Week 2: July 1-5 | Build It
Welcome to a week of hands-on creativity, teamwork and boundless imagination.
**Camp will be in session on Fourth of July**

Week 3: July 8-12 | Down on the Farm
There was a camp who learned about farms and Green Ivy was its name-o!

Week 4: July 15-19 | Around the world in 5 days 
Learn about the different countries that are a part of the 5 continents. Our passports will be stamped all over this week.

Week 5: July 22-25 | Jumping in Nature
It’s an opportunity to foster a lifelong connection with nature while having a blast in the great outdoors. 

Week 6: July 29-August 2 | Dino Camp
Campers will be on an exploration to the mesmerizing world of the dinosaurs this week!

Week 7: August 5-9 | STEM Labs
From big inventions to mind-blowing experiments, sparks of creativity will fly at camp! 

Week 8: August 12-16 | Community Helpers 
From firefighters to mail carriers, there are real-life heroes all around us in our community!

*Activities are subject to change.

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. 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. Please learn more about our student/teacher ratios in the FAQ below.

During camp your child will connect 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 5:1. 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 (e.g., 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 from any of our Green Ivy Schools. 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 1, will be together. Those who are 2 will be together. However, for children 3 years and older, they will be mixed to some extent and where it is age-appropriate.

It takes about one week to phase-in to our summer camp program designed for the Nursery Ones.  During the phase-in week, children will be invited to come in for a half hour and gradually will progress to a full day schedule. The expectation is that parents will heed the counselors’ advice for the smoothest entry into camp possible.

Yes! 5 year olds are welcome to attend camp. Our camps are designed for rising kindergartners. Children of this age group 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 ensures that older children have the type of support and experience they deserve and need for that age, and invite their leadership as older members of camp.

Yes! We now offer a Walking Bus for all older siblings of Battery Park Montessori campers who are attending Pine Street Camp for an additional fee. You can drop off both children at Battery Park Montessori between 8-8:15am. We leave BPM at 8:15am sharp, so please be on time.

Walking Bus Pine Street School campers will be brought back to Battery Park Montessori by 4pm. If your children are signed up for Late Pick-Up, older siblings will remain in their own dedicated classroom in Battery Park Montessori until pick-up.

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 camp fees.

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, 2024. If camp is canceled by Green Ivy Schools, a full refund will be provided.

No. We do not offer refunds in the event of a child being sick.

Yes, you can add or change weeks after registration provided there is space in the week(s) you would like. 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.

All camp drop-offs take place outside our facility, by the front entrance.

Stroller parking is only available to families of one-year olds attending our camp. The stroller cannot weigh more than 10 pounds and must be an umbrella stroller (not a compact one that fits overhead in an airplane).

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.

We discourage visits during the day, as it is quite disruptive to camp experience, both for your child and for other children.

Yes! We share photos/videos frequently with families.

Our Summer Enrichment Partner

Battery Park Montessori is proud to work with Art Farm in the City during our summer camp program.


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