Riverside Park Conservancy’s Summer Sports Camp is a weekly all-day camp for children ages 4 to 16.
Available sports are soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis and flag football, as well as multi-sport week options. The camp uses the sports fields and courts in Riverside Park between 96th and 110th Streets. All programs provide uniforms or T-shirts. All campers are provided with light snacks, but should bring their own lunches. Additional add-on services include early drop-off (8:15 am – $50 per week) late pickup (until 5:30 pm – $100 per week) and lunch provided by Ellington in the Park($50 per week). You can see a full menu here. The camp also employs an on-site medical trainer.
The camp runs from June 7 to August 27. $500 per week
- Multiple weeks/children discounts: $25 off each week/child for 4 to 7 total weeks/children
- $50 off each week for over 8 weeks
- $25 off second and third child for single week sign-up
- There will be no discounts for multiple weeks when using scholarships or auction vouchers. Discounts will only be honored for paid bookings.
- Only 2 Auction vouchers can be used per child
How to Enroll — All registration is online via this website. Click on ‘Register Now’ on the Sports Camp home page and go to ‘Get a Password’ to receive a password. Then log-in, fill out the personal information form, and follow the prompts. If you registered last year, your password is still good. Back to Sports Camp home page and registration.
Scholarships are available for all camps. Contact the camp manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to obtain scholarships.
Soccer (Ages 4-14) 9 am – 3:30 pm
Soccer at the 101st St Field
Provider: Carlos Oliviera Soccer Academy
Also available — half-day soccer from 9am – 12:00pm for $375/wk; Late pick-up is available -call 917-309-8353 for information, fees, and sign-up.
Typical Daily Schedule (Soccer)
8:45am- 9:00am – Participant check in
9:00 am – Age groups are divided by age appropriate groups and will work with their designated coaches for the rest of the day
9:10 am- 11:00am – Technical session
- Developing and Mastering each Technical Element
- Passing, controlling, dribbling, finishing
11:00 – 11:20 am – Snack Break
11:30am-12:20pm- Penalty Kicks & scrimmage play
12:30 pm – Half-day players check out and Full-day players have lunch
1:15 pm – shoot out competition and Fun Games involving soccer skills
1:50 pm – World Cup games
3:00 pm – Cool-down time
3:00pm-3:15 pm: Full day players check out.
Baseball (Ages 6-14), Flag Football (Ages 8-12) & Basketball (Ages 8-14) & 9 am – 3:30 pm
Baseball at the 103rd Street Fields; Flag Football at the 107th Street Fields; Basketball at the 110th Street Courts
Also available — half-day T-ball from 9am – 12:00pm for $375/wk
Typical Daily Schedule (Baseball)
8:45-9:00am – Campers arrive at 104th Street and Riverside Drive
9:00-9:45am – Campers break into divisions and go through a daily stretching, conditioning, and throwing program
9:45am– 12:00pm – Morning drill activities
12:00–12:45pm – Lunch
12:45 –2:45pm – Afternoon World Series Game
2:45– 3:15pm – Full camp wrap up, daily awards, and snack.
3:30pm – Campers dismissed at 104th Street and Riverside Drive.
Breakdown of trainings per day:
Monday – Evaluations
Campers go through a series of baseball drills so coaches can get a sense of skill and experience level. These include infield/outfield work, batting practice, base running and pitching and catching. Based on these evaluations, campers are placed in the correct division for their skill and age at lunchtime Monday.
Tuesday – Station Drills
Campers are broken up into small groups by skill and age and go through a rotation of different stations such as batting practice, infield, outfield, base running, bullpen work and conditioning. Each camper participates in each station with personal coach attention
Wednesday – Team Practices
Campers go with their teammates and coaches from that week and the coach designs a team practice to address any weaknesses seen in the team that week. This is designed not only to help the team in the afternoon games, but also gives campers a chance to further bond with their assigned teammates and coaches.
Thursday – Camp Wide Color War
The camp is divided into two halves, a blue and white team, with one team from each division on each half. The teams then compete in baseball events such as home run derby, outfield accuracy throw, speed base running and infield defense. Points are calculated for each team during the morning with the final Color War winner being announced at the end of the day.
Friday – World Series Doubleheader
Games in the morning and afternoon on Friday offer a fun, competitive conclusion to the camp week. Many times the weeklong series comes down to the games Friday. Parents are welcome to observe the afternoon games Friday which are then followed at the end of the day by a weekly camp wide awards ceremony recognizing campers who excelled in the program that week.
8:45 AM -9:00 AM – Campers arrive at 104th Street and Riverside Drive
9:00 AM-10:00 PM – Campers break into divisions and go through a daily stretching, conditioning, footwork and ball handling program.
10:00 – 12:00 – Morning drill activities.
12:00 – 12:45 PM – Lunch
12:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Afternoon competitions, half court and full court games.
2:45 PM – 3:15 – Full camp wrap up, daily awards and snack.
3:30 PM – Campers dismissed at 104th Street and Riverside Drive.
Each morning drill session of the week highlights a specific aspect of basketball that campers will practice and then apply to the afternoon games. Campers are broken up into small groups for all our drills allowing maximum repetition. The basketball camp is primarily located on our outdoor courts on 109th Street in Riverside Park but the camp also has access to a nearby gymnasium for rain or hot days.
Typical Daily Schedule (Flag Football)
Flag football is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and definitely one of the most fun! For 2019, Kids of Summer brings their same approach of targeted drills, caring and experienced coaching and fun daily game play to our flag football program!
Campers will go through a series of drills in the morning each day focusing on different positions, techniques, and tips to make them a better player. Not only will receiving, throwing, defense, conditioning play design and strategy be covered, but campers will also go through detailed positional training as well. Campers are divided into teams on Monday of each week and compete in our daily afternoon Super Bowl playoff series with a champion crowned by Friday taking the skills they learned in the morning into the afternoon session…
Our coaches bring former high level real football experience both playing and coaching at the High School and College level and have years of experience teaching children the game. With two age divisions (8-10 and 10-12 years old) most weeks, campers will be dividing into two groups by experience and play daily games on our Riverside Park turf fields.
Our flag football camp is non-stop action, excitement and energy, perfect for the camper looking to improve their game and lay at the next level!
Tennis (Ages 4-16) 9:00am – 3:30pm
96th Street Red Clay Courts and 102nd Street Playground Hard Courts
Also available — half-day tennis from 9am – 12:00pm or 12:30 – 3:30 pm for $375/wk
Typical Daily Schedule (Tennis)
9:30AM – 10:00AM – Check in campers gather for warm up stretching on the 102nd Street quick start courts.
10:00AM – 11:00AM – Participants are broken up by ages groups typically are ages 4-6, 7-9, 10 and above and participate in warm up tennis drills on the various quick start courts. Oldest group of campers (12-14) goes to the clay courts for drills and practice.
11:00AM- the program splits based on age. The participants ages 10-12 go to the clay courts, and the younger participants stay on the quick start courts; 4 to 7 practice with red ball on 36-ft courts; 8 to 10 practice on 60 foot courts with orange balls.
11:00AM – 12:00PM- All age groups participate in tennis games, mixed with movement and balance exercises, and technique improvement.
12:00PM – 1:00PM- Lunch under the trees
1:00PM – 3:00PM- 8 to 10 year olds go to clay courts for games. Competitive tennis games for the players at the clay courts; younger players mix in free play at the sand rings and Dinosaur playground for the first half and the second half of the time slot is used for red-ball tennis games.
3:00PM – 3:30PM- Cool down, snack time dismissal
*The Quick start courts consist of two 36’ tennis courts for ages 4 to 6 and two 60’ tennis courts for ages 7 to 9.
*For warm up tennis drill participants are grouped based on age and skill level.
Half Day Camp for Children 4 to 8 is 9am to 12pm. (half-day campers are welcome to stay for lunch (12-12:30). Drop off and pickup at 102nd Street Courts
Half Day Camp for Children 10+ is 12-3pm. Drop off and pickup is at the 96th Street Red Clay Courts.
One sport in the morning, other in the afternoon
- Basketball & Baseball (age 7+)
- Flag Football & Baseball (age 8+)
- Flag Football & Basketball (age 8+)
- Soccer & Baseball
- Soccer & Basketball
- Soccer & Tennis
- Baseball & Tennis
- Girls Basketball & Soccer (age 7+)
- T-Ball & Soccer (4 & 5 yr olds)