Ages 5 - 12 • Field House
For the young athlete who enjoys a wide variety of sports, the Sports Academy is a dream come true. Basketball, soccer, baseball and volleyball headline the roster of sports offered at the Sports Academy, Manhattan's most exciting and comprehensive multi-sport camp. In addition to these popular sports, campers also have the opportunity to ice skate, bowl, rock climb and do gymnastics.
The goal of the Sports Academy is not only to offer young campers a place to play, but to teach them a wide range of skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. Through spirited play geared towards individual ability levels, campers learn multiple sports, gain self-confidence and acquire a love of sports to match their talents and interests. At the Sports Academy, we firmly believe that confidence is the key to success and, therefore, teach campers to feel good about sports and their own abilities. Campers must turn 5 by 7/1/18.
Camp Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Age-appropriate curriculum designed to teach sport skills and to ensure fun and safety
- Expert coaches and counselors are engaged in all activities with the campers to help them progress in skills and game play
- Morning team building activities and fun stretching routines
- Cognitive learning in all of the sports taught
- Curriculum is designed by each individual coach to create a positive learning environment and encourage full participation so that each camper can benefit from each lesson
- Creative "Spirit Games" that involve fun competition with the coaches, counselors and campers
- Demonstrative counselor games so the campers can see the coaches and counselors play the sports in a constructive learning environment
An age and level-appropriate curriculum is developed for each group to maximize learning, safety and fun, and to allow campers to achieve a high level of competency in all sports. Each day, campers develop and practice specific athletic skills and learn sportsmanship and team play through fun, spirited activities. Instructors promote social interaction and teach problem-solving skills on and off the field. Each afternoon, campers are given the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills during structured games. In addition to traditional sports, campers enjoy flag football, floor hockey, ultimate frisbee, team building and cooperative games. Introducing these fresh activities gives campers even more opportunities to learn new sports. Throughout the summer, campers participate in exciting annual "Spirit Games."
Recreational Period / Cross-Training
In addition to their daily activities, campers experience many of the other sports available at Chelsea Piers, including bowling, gymnastics, ice skating and more. Chelsea Piers provides equipment for all recreational activities.
17-foot high, Super-fun Waterslide
On designated days, summer campers can cool off and enjoy the fun and excitement of our waterslide. Parents are notified when to send their child to camp with a bathing suit and towel.
The Sports Academy is located on the sports side of the Field House, a multi-sport facility that features two indoor playing fields (for soccer, baseball, European team handball and more), two hardwood basketball/volleyball courts and four batting cages. Campers also have access to the other world-class facilities at Chelsea Piers, including the ice rinks, gymnastics center and bowling center.
Experienced, professional coaches lead daily training sessions in each sport. Mature and responsible counselors also provide supervision and support throughout the day. A low camper/instructor ratio ensures personal attention for each camper and maximizes safety.
|WK 1:||June 18 - 22|
|WK 2:||June 25 - 29|
|WK 3:||July 2 - 6*|
|WK 4:||July 9 - 13|
|WK 5:||July 16 - 20|
|WK 6:||July 23 - 27|
|WK 7:||July 30 - August 3|
|WK 8:||August 6 - 10|
|WK 9:||August 13 - 17|
|WK 10:||August 20 - 24|
|WK 11:||August 27 - 31|
*No camp on July 4th.
|SAVE: 8+ weeks||$675/wk||$770/wk|
NEW: Early Bird Specials
|Receive an additional
10% OFF combinations of
Weeks 1 & 2 or 1, 2 & 3 (half or full)
|SHORT WEEK OPTIONS|
|WK 2||3 DAYS: Wed, Thurs & Fri||$480|
|2 DAYS: Mon & Tue OR Thurs & Fri||$320|
|4 DAYS: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri||$650|
Summer Camp customers can register quickly and easily online for all camps, transportation and after-care options through our online registration system. This system allows you to instantly enroll your child and manage your camp account throughout the summer.
If you did not create an account in 2017, please read our Parent Handbook for detailed instructions on how to set up your account. If you already have an account, simply log in to the “Parent Dashboard” and select the camps and weeks of your choice. Note that we do not accept registrations over the phone. Please register online or fax/mail the application. If faxing, you must call to confirm receipt.
Please leave all toys and non-camp related personal items at home. This includes handheld games, jewelry, cell phones and iPods. Chelsea Piers is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
A non-refundable $175 per week deposit is required at the time of registration. The balance of tuition must be paid in full by May 9, 2018. All campers who register after May 9, 2018 must pay the entire tuition at the time of registration. Checks will not be accepted as a form of payment after June 1, 2018, nor will they be accepted for walk-ups or for those enrolling in camp the same day. Credit cards or cash will be accepted forms of payment. If you are extending camp weeks for your child on or after May 9, the credit card on file will be charged.
Transportation can only be added or edited up to the Tuesday prior to camp session, and Aftercare up until the Thursday prior to the camp session. Please note that if you chose transportation you will be emailed or called with your pick-up time the Friday before your child starts camp.
Campers who remain at Chelsea Piers after 4:30pm will be placed in our Aftercare Program. This program allows parents the chance to complete their workday and affords campers a chance to unwind and relax after a long day. Campers may be picked up in the Field House between 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Aftercare will be billed according to use and no pre-payment is required at the time of registration.
Cancellations and Making Changes
If you paid-in-full and would like to cancel camp before May 9, 2018, all of your money will be returned to you except the $175 per week cancellation fee. After this date, no refunds will be granted for absences, transportation delays, or withdrawals for any other reason. Refunds will not be granted in the event that an act of war (declared or otherwise), strike/work stoppage, natural disaster or reasons beyond the control of Chelsea Piers, disrupts or forces the cancellation of camp.
There is a $45 change fee for each change made before May 18, 2018 to the original application. On or after May 18, 2018, there is a $45 change fee plus the actual cost of camp. If there are any changes regarding transportation, your child's attendance at camp or early pick-up, please contact us via one of the following methods.
Walk-up Fee and Other Fees
All registrations received after 4:00pm on the Thursday prior to the start of desired week of camp incur a $50 walk-up fee.
Aftercare is available in the Field House for an additional fee of $40 per day or $150 per week from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Parents will be charged a $25 late fee every half hour for picking up their children after 6:00pm.