Dates, Fees & Other FAQs
Oasis in Bayside Queens is open Summer 2017 from July 3-August 18, 2017.
Families are welcome to drop their children off directly at the site.
Morning drop-off starts at 8:30am and afternoon pick-up is by 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).
Busing is also available.
2017 Camp Pricing
# of Weeks
Early Drop Off (8:00-8:30 am) - $45/week
|Late Stay (5:30-6:00 pm) - $45/week||Localized Bus Service - $80/week***|
Returning families save $10 per week, per child for regular camp. Returning Teen Travel families save $15 off per week, per child.
* Regular day camp is for children in the 1st through 6th grade. Early Start Imagination Camp (ESIC) is for campers who haven't completed Kindergarten by the start of camp. Teen Travel is for campers in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade.
**Lunch Service is $40/week plus 8.875% NY sales tax.
***Door to Door bus service is available for $130 per week, per child.
Oasis is flexible around your summer schedule! Campers can enroll for a minimum of two consecutive weeks, a maximum of 7, or any combination in between.
Frequently Asked Questions
Oasis in Bayside is located in the Queensborough Community College (222-05 56th Ave in Bayside, Queens). The camp's summer office is located in the Medical Arts building.
Drop-off is between 8:30am and 9am.
Pickup is between 4:30pm and 5:30pm.
*Early drop-off (8am-8:30am) and late pickup (5:30pm-6pm) is available for an additional fee
During sunny days, campers are dropped off and picked-up at the track and tennis field on the QCC campus. On bad weather days, campers are dropped off and picked-up at the Medical Arts building.
If you wish to pick up your child early, please notify our site office on the day prior by email at email@example.com or via phone at 646-519-5055. Early pick up times are scheduled around your child’s activity schedule (1:00pm, 3:00pm), so please be aware to notify us as soon as possible of early pick-up.
*Please note - Early pick up is not possible on days your child is on a field trip.
Our campers range from 3 years old to 15 years old.
Our Early Start Program is for campers ages 3, 4, and 5 who have yet to enter Kindergarten.
Lower Camp is set up for our campers who are going into 1st & 2nd grade.
Upper Camp is set up for our campers who are going into 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.
Teen Travel is for campers who are going into 7th, 8th, and 9th grade.
Site Director: Kara Sowerby
Site contact info: 646-519-5055
Site Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YES!! Starting your camper’s second week we highly encourage you to visit us. We do not allow parent visits during the first week of camp in order to allow your campers time to acclimate to their new surroundings. So come ready to have fun and join in. Call the office to make set up a time to visit. We ask that you give us 24 hours notice. When you arrive for your visit please come to the main office. We will outfit you in your own Oasis t-shirt. Make sure you come dressed ready to fully participate in all aspects of the program. Yes, if you are coming during your camper’s swim period bring your suit and be ready to jump in the pool!
All campers must wear their Oasis t-shirt, shorts, socks, and sneakers.
For the pool, please send your camper with a bathing suit (either on them or in a plastic bag), a towel, and flipflops/Crocs (you may also want to send goggles and a swim cap).
We highly encourage sending your camper with a hat and sunglasses to protect our scalp and eyes.
For our younger campers, parents may send an extra change of clothes in their bookbag.
Campers should bring everything that they need for camp in the Oasis backpacks. Campers should bring:
- swim gear
- water bottle (not the metal ones, they get hot too fast)
- spare change of clothes.
Oasis in Bayside has a full time RN or EMT on site at all times. In addition to this all leadership staff and several group leaders are Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Epi-Pen Administration certified. Please know that our staff IS NOT allowed to administer medicine to your child. The only exception to this Department of Health guide line is epi-pens. A member of our medical staff or your Division Leader will call you if your child receives medical attention of any kind.
If your child should require an epi-pen or an asthma pump, please feel free to send one to the camp's summer office in a labeled ziploc bag. Staff will have the medication ready in case of an emergency.
Please make sure that you indicate any and all important medical information that we need to know about your camper on his/her medical form. Please alert your Division Leader that your child will be bringing epi-pens to camp. Please bring 2 pens, both of which need to have a copy of the original prescription taped to them and be clearly labeled with your campers name. One epi-pen will be kept locked in the medical office safe. The other will go out into camp with your camper’s Division Leader every day.
You can send your child to camp with a packed lunch in a insulated, non-disposable lunch bag that will be kept in coolers during the day. You can also sign up for our catered hot lunch service for an additional fee.
Parents will have to fill out a registration form to enroll for camp, or use our online system to do so. Before your child begins their stay at camp with us, they will need a completed health form. The health form cannot be over a year old, and is REQUIRED for your child to attend camp.