If you’re looking for a summer camp for preschoolers on the Upper West Side you’ve come to the right place! Oasis Day Camp in Central Park is a true urban oasis and the perfect campground for young children.
We have a unique partnership with the Central Park Conservancy and are given access to the best the Park has to offer. That includes basketball courts and athletic fields in the North Meadow, bucolic green spaces, ponds, streams and hiking trails from 93rd Street to 110th Street.
Our Early Start Imagination Camp Program is designed by early childhood educators to meet the social, emotional and physical needs of pre-K and kindergarten kids. Because this is often their first time away from home, we have a counselor/camper ratio of 1:3 in order to provide a safe and nurturing environment.
New York City’s most famous park offers everything you’d want in a summer camp for preschoolers. Our campers get to swim in a private area of Lasker Pool three times a week (weather permitting). Campers participate in our American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program or hone their skills under the supervision of our aquatics director, instructors and lifeguards. Oasis coaches teach kids to play soccer and baseball, take campers on scavenger hunts, and organize kickball games and relay races.
Preschoolers get the full day camp experience while exploring Central Park, but activities are modified to meet their needs. We also make sure these young campers get extra one-on-one instruction while still taking part in Oasis Day Camp events. “Wacky Wednesday,” where campers dress up for themes like super heroes and flower power, is a favorite with our youngest campers.
Oasis provides just the right mix of indoor and outdoor activities at our summer camp for preschoolers. Kids can let their creativity shine during music, dance, arts and crafts, and theater programs lead by our experienced instructors. We also build in nap, lunch and snack time.
All of our Central Park campers use the fully air-conditioned indoor facilities at BASIS Independent Manhattan School on the Upper West Side (Columbus Avenue and 99th Street). This state-of-the-art school includes a modern gymnasium, cafeteria, black box theatre, spacious classrooms and a roof-top terrace complete with a vegetable garden, Koi pond and chicken coop!
Oasis summer camp for preschoolers also includes participation in our “Ready for September” school-year readiness program. This includes low stress, academically oriented activities that prepare campers for the social elements and routines associated with being in a structured group setting.
Oasis Day Camp in Central Park is the perfect place for parents and children to meet new families in the city and build long-lasting friendships. It’s a place where kids can be kids and have the best summer of their lives.
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