Classic Day Camp
Welcome to the Berkeley Carroll Classic Day Camp, where friendship, fun, and new experiences await. In this program, children explore their interests, stretch their imaginations, and nurture their talents by participating in a wide array of camp activities. Participants are divided into two broad categories: Junior Camp for children entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, and Senior Camp for children entering grades 1 through 3. Every group has a head counselor, an assistant counselor, and a counselor in training. The camp maintains a ratio of one adult for every six children.
The Berkeley Carroll Classic Day Camp is made up of several core elements:
MusicA music specialist teaches all campers, with a focus on singing songs, playing instruments for accompaniment, and understanding rhythm.
Visual ArtWorking with their counselors and with an art specialist, the children create art in many media, such as paints, cray-pas, clay, yarn, fabric, collage, and mosaics.
Physical EducationIn addition to time for free play and outdoor recreation, campers spend time each week with a physical education specialist learning cooperative games and "lead-up" skills for team sports.
SwimmingSwimming instruction takes place in our 75-foot long indoor pool. Campers have swimming sessions with professional Water Safety Instructors four times a week.
Trips & Special Events
Campers participate in exciting field trips and special events every Wednesday morning. Possible trips include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, Puppetworks, the Brooklyn Museum and the Painted Pot.
Theme Based Projects & Activities
All campers celebrate a designed theme each week, and participate in games, activities and projects that center around that theme. Possible themes include Superheroes, Space Explorers, Time Travelers, Under the Sea, and Animal Planet.
Read Aloud Initiative
In the summer of 2018, the Berkeley Carroll Classic Day Camp will introduce our new "Read Aloud Initiative." Twice a week, campers will spend time with our reading specialist and participate in read alouds designed to create community, build friendships, and assist the campers in learning more about the theme of the week. Campers will use their creativity to complete various projects related to the story that they can take home and share with their families. (Please note: Read Alouds will take place in the afternoon; therefore, half-day campers may not be able to participate.)
Please use the navigation on the left to read more about our Junior Camp and Senior Camp, and to find details about dates, prices and registration.