Staten Island Day Camp will be accepting registration for our 2021 camp season starting November 1, 2020. At that time you will be able to download the enrollment form from our website by scrolling down on the home page or FAQ and Forms.

Please be advised that we will be taking all precautions to keep our staff and campers safe by abiding by the CDC guidelines.

Looking forward to seeing you at an open house, until then please stay safe


Dear Parents and Campers,

This has been a very trying year, first losing my husband Mike Halpern, the founder of Staten Island Day Camp and now the pandemic which has been another challenge for all of us.

We have been watching and praying for a solution to open our camp while trying to maintain a safe environment for our campers and staff. Over the past weeks we have been following the recommendations of the government and CDC with plans to reopen, but it has become clear that even if we were able to adhere to the proper guidelines, we would still not be able to guarantee the level of safety that we believe is essential to operate camp this season. Our primary goal at Staten Island Day Camp has always been having a safe environment for the children and staff.

Unfortunately, it is with a heavy heart that we must inform you the parents, and campers that Staten Island Day Camp will not open for the 2020 camp season. We are all saddened by this decision, but it is for the safety for all involved.

Even though summer day camps have been given the green light to open in New York this summer, we will not be opening Staten Island Day Camp since I don’t feel we would not be able to guarantee the level of safety we believe is essential to operate camp this season . Our primary goal at Staten Island Day Camp has always been to provide a safe environment for the children and staff. Please stay safe for the coming months and keep us in mind for the 2021 camp season.

We understand that the COVID-19 has caused serious financial implications and hardships for numerous families and small business which has created an economic chain reaction for many. By not having camp this season we had to cancel all entertainment, transportation and not to mention the staff members that were counting on a summer job.

Knowing that offering full refunds creates a financial hardship for us since we have ongoing operating costs throughout the year, I feel that in good faith if you request a refund it will be granted and will be issued by the end of next month. Also, you do have the option of transferring this year’s tuition to the 2021 camp season, which will maintain 2020 tuition rates and guarantee your child’s spot for 2021.
Please send me an email at: to inform me of your decision regarding a full refund or credit towards the 2021 camp season.

Please include your name and street address in the email.
I want to thank you all for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay safe and God willing I will see you all next year.


Valerie Halpern,
Executive Director
Staten Island Day Camp


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Welcome to Staten Island Day Camp

Since 1979, Staten Island Day Camp has provided the ultimate day camp experience for children ages 4 to 13. Located in the College of Staten Island, our facility includes a state-of-the-art indoor swimming pool, where our instructors provide free swimming lessons to campers. All of our swim instructors are licensed American Red Cross Safety Instructors, so your children are in the best of hands in and around our pool. All camp activities, entertainment, and swimming lessons are on-site, meaning you know where your children are at all times. If you’re ready to meet our staff and see our beautiful camp, come to one of our open houses!


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Staten Island Day Camp, Inc.

Staten Island Day Camp

is a fun-filled summer camp for children between the ages of 4-13 and promises a one of a kind camp experience that your children will never forget! Contact us to discuss your children’s needs or learn more about our summer camp programs. We are proudly located in Staten Island, New York.


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Our camp has a wide range of activities available, including a 61,000 sq. foot indoor complex that houses our state of the art indoor pool. Your children can learn to swim, build confidence in the water, and have fun in a safe and controlled environment. Our complex is also fully air-conditioned, providing your children a place to swim, learn, and play away from the summer heat.

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Return of our highly successful STEM program!

Available for campers ages 7-13! Learn more about it at one of our open house!


Sports & Elective Programs

At Staten Island Day Camp your children can participate in exciting specialty sports and elective programs. These programs include baseball, basketball, crafts, swimming lessons, and more!

Highly Skilled & Professional Staff

Staten Island Day Camp is home to highly trained and experienced staff members. In fact, our director staff has over 100 years of combined experience in camp directing, child care, and teaching. Our director staff includes a former school administrator, teachers, a psychologist, and a former school superintendent. In fact, three of our directors transitioned from campers themselves to counselors, becoming a vital part of the Staten Island Day Camp family.

Our staff will ensure that your children are always safe and having a blast. All of our main staff members have an extensive background in education and childcare, as our main goal is to provide a safe and unforgettable summer camp experience!

The original owner of Staten Island Day Camp, Mike Halpern, has been with our camp for 40 years. It is our mission to ensure that each child experiences a once in a lifetime experience and build memories that will last a lifetime. In fact, some of our former campers have children of their own that are now enrolling their children in our camp. Some of our own camp counselors were once campers at Staten Island Day Camp themselves! Your children have a chance to join our family too!

Weekly Onsite Entertainment

Our camp is home to professional onsite entertainment. Whether it is your favorite sports professional, magicians, or even a carnival, we know that your children will have an amazing summer camp experience!

Staten Island Day Camp has over 63 acres of outdoor playing fields for a wide variety of sports and activities that will create long-lasting memories! Staten Island Day Camp has been serving the community for 40 years. We strive to provide a once in a lifetime summer camp experience. We believe there is no substitute for quality. Contact us to learn additional information and see why Staten Island Day Camp is the best summer camp in New York.

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Staten Island, NY 10307