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Oasis in Central Park  IN MANHATTAN

For more than ten years, Oasis in Central Park has provided children with a fantastic opportunity to play and learn in the great outdoors without ever leaving Manhattan. Located on the Upper West Side, Oasis utilizes Central Park's incredible collection of recreational facilities including tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, soccer fields, nature trails, and an amazing Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool. A traditional day camp in every way, Oasis in Central Park's program includes sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, recreational and Red Cross instructional swim, field trips, and an outdoor education component that includes environmental studies, orienteering and much more.

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SUMMER 2015...

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Camp Dates

This camps operates from June 29 - August 21, 2015.


Oasis is for children ages 3 to 11. Children are grouped by age and activities are tailored specifically to each age group.  For our pre-K campers we offer the Early Start Imagination Camp.  Click HERE for more details!


Oasis offers flexible enrollment options! Families have the advantage to enroll their children around their summer plans. A minimum of 2 consecutive weeks to start, up to a maximum of 8 weeks, or any combination thereof is all that we require to fully experience our program. The more weeks you sign up for, the more you save per week!

Camp Location

Parking is not available onsite.

Transportation To & From Camp

Subway (B,C,1,2,3); Bus (M07, M10, M11, M96, M106)

Oasis Bus Information

Can't get to us? Don't worry, we'll get to you! Our Oasis bus service provides pick-ups and drop-offs from a number of convenient locations in select neighborhoods for an additional $85 fee per week. For more information please email

Program Times

Families are welcome to drop their children off in the mornings between 8:30-9:00am and afternoon pick up is from 5:00-5:30pm. For an additional fee, you may sign up for Early Drop Off Service (8:00am-8:30am) or Late Pick Up Service (5:30pm-6:00pm).


Our campers have the option to bring their lunch from home, packed in a soft non-disposable container or to sign up for our hot lunch service for $35/week plus tax. Lunches include a hot entree and side, fruit, bottled water and a dessert. Menus vary daily. Don't like something? No worries, families are able to choose substitutions for specific meals. If you are signed up for the lunch program a cold lunch will be provided on trips days we've got you covered!  Check out the menu HERE!


Oasis in Central Park utilizes many outdoor areas in the park between 92nd street and 100th street including softball fields, Lasker Pool and many open sunny and shady play areas. Oasis in Central Park also has access to basketball courts, classrooms, gymnasiums, and an auditorium across our three indoor spaces.

Pool Information

Oasis in Central Park utilizes the outdoor Lasker Pool for its American Red Cross swim program. Campers are swim tested on their first day of camp and experience an amazing instructional and recreational swim program during their stay with us!


Oasis staff members are a mixture of teachers, coaches, college students, and dedicated youth workers. Our staff encourage your child through role modeling and full participation to become a part of the Oasis community. You will never have to worry about the safety of your child at Oasis, our counselor to camper ratio is 1:6.

Are you interested at working at one of our camps?

Click here to visit our staffing page for more information and to apply!

215 days until the fun begins!

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Site Director: Luke Mohatt
Site contact info: 646-698-1800
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2015 Camp Pricing

# of Weeks2015 CampESIC
Bus Service
2 weeks$1,100.00$1,140.00$170.00

3 weeks$1,595.00$1,655.00$255.00

4 weeks$2,075.00$2,155.00$340.00

5 weeks$2,535.00$2,635.00$425.00

6 weeks$2,970.00$3,090.00$510.00

7 weeks$3,370.00$3,510.00$595.00

8 weeks$3,745.00$3,905.00$680.00

Early Drop Off
(8:00-8:30 am) $40/week

Late Stay                    
(5:30-6:00 pm) $40/week

Returning families save $15 per week, per child.

Early Start Imagination Camp (ESIC) is for campers who haven't completed Kindergarten by the start of camp.

Lunch Service is $35/week plus 8.875% NY sales tax.

Oasis is flexible around your summer schedule! Campers can enroll for a minimum of two consecutive weeks, a maximum of 8, or any combination in between.

Buddy Bucks

Did someone refer you to Oasis? You could help them earn "Buddy Bucks" Referring families could earn $20 "Buddy Bucks" for each week your camper enrolls!! (That's up to $160 off their registration for EACH buddy they refer!) This is how the program works for Referring families: Are you referring someone to Oasis? Click here to download your Buddy Buck$ voucher!!

Teen Travel Information

Oasis in Central Park Teen Travel is a summer program that gives young adults going into the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades the opportunity to take a unique field trip every day. Participants visit area beaches, play games in parks, explore museums, and give back by doing community service. The Oasis Teen Travel program departs camp each morning at 9:30am, spends the day on an excursion, and returns to the program headquarters by 5:00pm. Please visit the Oasis in Central Park Teen Travel page for more information.

Rain Day Policy

Oasis in Central Park has three facilities used for rainy day activities. Campers participate in group games in the gymnasiums, arts and crafts in classrooms, talent shows on stage and much more! Rainy days never rain on our parade.

License Information

This camp is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly. The inspection reports are filed at the Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation. If you have questions, please contact Oasis at 718-596-4900.

American Camp Association Accreditation