Camp Corlears is all about giving children space outdoors to play, run, and laugh with their friends. As a leader in early childhood and elementary education, Corlears School knows how important connection and socialization are to the healthy social and emotional development of children—particularly as families continue to grapple with the effects of the ongoing pandemic.
The counselors are primarily Corlears teachers, and three distinct camp programs are offered. Each Camp session is one week long. Families can register for one session or multiple sessions. Multiple sessions do not need to be consecutive. All camps take place between 9am and 3pm, though Super Saplings campers have a half-day option that ends at noon.
Super Saplings (for rising 3s and 4s)
Every day with Super Saplings is a chance to learn, explore, and grow. Staffed by Corlears teachers, Super Saplings campers will spend their days playing in the school's beautiful yard, engaging with art and music activities, and building their own vibrant community.
Budding Branches (for rising 5s and 6s)
In Budding Branches, rising Kindergarten and 1st graders get all the joy and adventure of Camp Corlears. With the amazing Corlears counselors and daily art, play, and investigation activities based around fun weekly themes, Budding Branches is the perfect way to keep your 5- or 6-year-old happy and growing over the summer.
Outdoors in NYC (for rising 7s to 11s)
During the nature, arts, and trip camp Outdoors in NYC, campers will spend their days creating and crafting with natural materials and playing outdoors. There will be plenty of planting, sculpting, painting, and, above all, fun.
Corlears School is a nonprofit progressive independent school for toddlers through fifth grade, offering a strong academic foundation and vibrant, inclusive community for more than 50 years. During these crucial formative years, the school builds a foundation of compassion, critical thinking, imagination, and leadership and cultivates a joy and confidence in learning that serves graduates throughout their lives. Corlears is located in Chelsea, two stops from Union Square, TriBeCa, and Times Square.