Riverdale YM-YWHA
Kids & Camps

Camps at Riverdale Y

Dara Garcia: 347-913-4440

The Riverdale Y offers a selection of camping options for kids ages 2 through 15 years, for up to 10 weeks with flexible scheduling.

Camp forms available here.





Camp Twelve Trails

Ages 5-16 Learn more here

Camp Twelve Trails™, our unique and innovative new camp, which opened Summer 2016, combines the best of specialty camp and contemporary day camp. Each week, campers will craft their own experiences from among five program Neighborhoods: Play (sports & fitness), Create (arts & drama). Explore (outdoor adventure), Discover (science & technology), and Grow (farm to table). Focus on one Neighborhood the whole summer or mix it up each week and try a little of everything; the choice belongs to every camper!
We have combined forces with The JCC on the Hudson and The YM-YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood to create this ground-breaking summer experience. Our newly-renovated facilities at the bucolic Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Pearl River, New York, just a short 45-minute bus ride away, are sure to impress. The staff you already know and love, together with new experts and specialists, make our camp a nurturing and inclusive program full of surprise and wonder. For more information, contact Dara Garcia at DGarcia@RiverdaleY.org. 

To attend a tour at HKC please complete the registration form here


Camp Kulanu (All of Us)

Ages 2.5-5 Learn more here

Camp Kulanu, for ages 2.5–5, is a vibrant and nurturing community, housed in our dedicated early childhood space, which enjoys all the benefits our community center has to offer. Children experience weekly themed activities, daily instructional swim, arts and crafts, outdoor playtime and trips, music enrichment, and end-of-week Shabbat celebrations. We also have a year-round enrollment benefit for Camp Kulanu families who register in our Early Childhood Center. For more information, contact Noah Aronin at kulanu@riverdaley.org.


Rising Stars Summer Stage

Ages 7-14 Learn more here

Get in on the act with Riverdale's premier theater arts intensive camp. Young artists, ages 7–14, develop creatively and take an active role in performing and designing a full-scale musical theater production in a collaborative, experiential environment. Industry professionals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV and film lead master classes and interactive workshops. Adults and teens from our renowned Rising Stars program mentor campers throughout the summer. For more information, contact Shawn Renfro at SRenfro@riverdaley.org.


Summer Teen Internship Program 

High School, Entering Sophmores - Seniors Learn more here

DOROT’s prestigious Summer Teen Internship Program is coming to the Riverdale Y. The Summer Teen Internship program inspires high school students to develop leadership skills and give back to the community. Volunteer with a diverse group of socially-conscious high school students to facilitate intergenerational programs at the Riverdale Y Senior Center. Contact: Dara Garcia, at DGarcia@RiverdaleY.org.

  • Participate in documentary film-making
  • Teach computer skills
  • Facilite classes
  • Earn 105 hours of community service

Learn more and apply at www.DOROTUSA.org/TeenApp


End of Summer Programs

Ages 5-16 Learn more here

What are you doing in the weeks after camp ends before the start of school? Our End-Of-Summer Specialty Camps are the perfect way to spend the last few weeks of the season. Offerings may include Summer Dance Intensive, Basketball Clinics, Super Soccer Stars, Photography, and Young Artists. For more information, contact Dara Garcia at DGarcia@RiverdaleY.org. 




Vacation Camps

Grades K-5

Our Vacation Day Camps are the perfect way to make sure your child is getting the most out of their days off from school! Coming up: Veteran's Day: November 11, Winter Recess: December 26-30, MLK Day: January 16, Mid-Winter Recess: February 20-24, Spring Recess: April 20-18, Memorial Day: May 29. Learn More


Program Contact

Dara Garcia

Director of Camp and Family Programs

(347) 913-4440


Noah Aronin

Director, Camp Kulanu


(347) 913-4972


Shawn Renfro

Director, Summer Stage

(347) 913-4430


Charlie Schiller

Director, Teen Adventures at Camp Twelve Trails

(347) 913-4972

Camp Savings Opportunities

Since so much of camp is about friendship, we'd like to offer you the opportunity of helping us Friendraise. For every friend who becomes a new camper at the Riverdale Y, we will provide a $100 credit to your account, up to $1,000. Your friend will also receive the same $100 credit when they register.

Finally, we’d like to pay you for allowing us to pay a visit. When you host a Camp Parlor Meeting, we will provide a $25 credit to you for every family able to attend. When they register and are a new Riverdale Y camp family, this credit will get bumped up to our refer-a-friend rate. We’ll bring the S’mores.


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