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    Park Slope Day Camp
    Phone:
    718-788-7732
    Description:

    For over 20 years, the Park Slope Day Camp has been providing Brooklyn families with a safe, nurturing, and unique day camp experience. Located in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens and Bay Ridge, the Park Slope Day Camp offers a wide variety of activities and options including our traditional day camp, circus camp, travel camp, soccer academy and leadership training.

    Flexible and accommodating schedules for parents. Professional management & organization. Enthusiastic, caring, and well-trained staff. Air-conditioned buses. Transportation to and from camp available in most Brooklyn locations.

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  2019 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  The camp was very organized and provided a lot of information to parents in advance of the camp. The counselors are young and energetic and the activities are varied and fun. Although the kids are in small groups they are still part of a larger program which I think can be overwhelming for kids that are not accustomed to loud and "organized chaos" fun. in our case, my kid was shy and was accustomed to having quiet downtime to draw on her own. She need time and encouragement that it didn't seem like counselors were equipped/sensitive to manage as they had their hands full, and from what I could tell likely not educators, but more activity leaders. Many people like it and often have positive feedback so it is more of a personality and fit, is my guess.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  2019 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:   They loved the field trips and councilors! They were always on the move and came home Torres - in a good way. They were happy to be dropped off every morning and made friends fast. The part they liked the least was the pool swim & park days were Abit repetitive.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  2019 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  Our first year at the massive empire that is PSDC. Generally positive but it is a lot of go go go and a lot of time hauling your backpack on a bus to all corners but mainly to the beach and pool. Circus camp was cute and a nice break from all the outdoors I think. Kid was so tired everyday, which was good in some respect but also made evenings pretty difficult. Positive is that lots of friends are there and plenty of new friends to be made. It is massive though and feels kind of like a factory production. I also have mixed feelings after reading the Glassdoor reviews posted by former employees.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  2019 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:   My child really loved his camp group and counselors. He liked that they got to go on so many adventures each week. There were a few days that he did not want to go to the pool, but he had fun once he got there. What would you change? Maybe post more photos of his camp group and send individual updates.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 30-Jul-2019
    Subject:  2019 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  Age: 5 Review: I chose Park Slope Day Camp because friends seemed happy with it and it had a dreamy late pickup time: 6:30pm. It was the first time my child was in camp and right away we had a problem with him coming home sunburned. It got worse every day and at first I could not get the camp to call me back or deal with it. Eventually I called the director of the camp and I'm feeling optimistic now that care will be taken. But I worry that a traditional day camp with a long day of sun exposure was the wrong choice for my child. What would you change? I would like improved and more personal communication about my child from this camp.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 30-Jul-2019
    Subject:  2019 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  Age: 4.5 Review: Overall good experience. I trust leaving my young child with them. They do fun things every day. My son has come home happy and exhausted every day. What would you change? Perhaps not so many kids at one drop off/ pickup location.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 30-Jul-2019
    Subject:  2019 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  Age: 5 Review: We love this camp! It’s my son’s first year, and wow. The counselors are so energetic, the camp itself is run like a well-oiled machine. On the first day, my son told the counselor he was “feeling a little shy,” and she took him by the hand to find him an activity and some friends to play with. It was the sweetest. All the counselors greet him by name when he arrives. They go all over the city. They seem super safe at the beach and pool, as evidenced by their social media (which is also great to follow.) highly recommend! We’ll go here every year now.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Winter Break Camp Recs?
    Comment:  My son loves Park Slope Day Camp.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  camps for our rising kindergarteners?
    Comment:   Last year we had to cobble together a couple of camps to make coverage for childcare all summer work - and we did Beansprouts for most of the summer, Park Slope Day Camp for only about a week, and the Prospect Park Zoo Camp. All of them felt like a fun "camp" experience, but without the long bus ride that some other folks mentioned. I'm leaning towards similar camps this summer that stay local, but give the kids lots of outdoor play. Park Slope Day Camp and Kids Orbit are connected, so given that my little guy really loves the kids orbit afterschool program we're leaning towards PSDC.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  camps for our rising kindergarteners?
    Comment:  We did Park Slope Day Camp last year and I THINK they were only on the bus once a couple times week at the little kids program - but they walked around the 'hood a bit. We had a great experience and will do it again next summer, I believe.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Jan-2019
    Subject:  camps for rising Kindergarteners?
    Comment:  I actually just asked Park Slope Day Camp about how often the Junior Camp takes buses (my kid gets pretty car sick) and this is what they said:"Junior Camp has one "trip day" a week but to answer your questions about buses - most of our divisions take a bus everyday to wherever they are going. This may be as short as 5 minutes or about half an hour on average to any given local destination. On our designated "trip day" bus rides may be in the 45 minute range. Our buses all come equipped with air conditioning and functional seat belts for everyone in the vehicle. We also we have measures in place to help accommodate campers with a history of car sickness."
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Jan-2019
    Subject:  camps for rising Kindergarteners?
    Comment:  We did Park Slope Day Camp last year and I THINK they were only on the bus once a couple times week at the little kids program - but they walked around the 'hood a bit. We had a great experience and will do it again next summer, I believe.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 22-Oct-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Age of child: 8 Summer 2018 Review: We've been going to this camp since my daughter was 4. We keep Coming back because she loves it. To me it's a traditional day camp feel with fun trips. Spending the day outside in the prospect park playing games; swimming twice a week; beach day and trip. The kids are exhausted at the en d of the day. I try to get my child to try a new camp but she keeps wanting to go back. Can't say enough good things about counselors, staff and director!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 22-Oct-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Age of child: 4 Summer 2018 Review: Loved the variety of activities including swim lessons, beach days, amusement parks, sports lessons, etc. Above expectations on communication and support from staff.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Lots of activities, games, and songs and fun every day. My son came back exhausted. If your kid thrives on high energy this is the Camp for them. If your child needs a break in the day, you may want to do only a week at a time BC consecutive weeks may be grinding. Age of child: 4.5 What would you change about the program, if anything? I think they were great with the info they provided regarding the bus and weekly schedule. That said on obvious heavy rain days I wish they gave change of plan notification earlier so that I didn’t have to send my kid with full swim gear and weigh him down
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Summer 2018 Review: My son was extremely unhappy at Park Slope Day Camp. He is a very active and engaged child, enjoyed preschool and pre-K and prior summer experiences, but had to be dragged crying to PSDC many days. Primary issue was the daily bus trips that he felt sick on. But, he also did not like the beach and pool visits, which had been a big draw for us in signing him up. (We are members of a beach club and he willingly swims with us each weekend. We were never able to determine what exactly was his concern re: beach / pool with camp.) We has also heard rave reviews of children coming home dirty and exhausted each day. Not sure my son was either many days - there seemed to be a lot of sitting on a bus or in a school gym. I also was concerned at the number of trips to arcades / locations that don’t seem to have much redeeming value. Age of child: 5 What would you change about the program, if anything? Would never go back
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Lots of time at the park, lots of time outside with some extra field trips and weekly trips to the pool. Daughter seemed to have enjoyed herself, came home tired. The counselors generally seem good, some are more charismatic than others (like anywhere). It's hard to get info from a 4 year old but overall seems to have worked out for us.Age of child: 4Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Likes: tons of activities, outdoor time, extremely varied each day. My son loved the pony rides, field trips, etc. Always came home happy and exhausted.If you could change anything, what would it be? They need to be much more mindful of potty checks for the young ones. Both my son and his buddy had several accidents at camp - for both of them, it was their first accidents in 2 years. It happened frequently enough that a few of us complained to the counselors and supervisors.Age of child: 4 years oldBased on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Our son has had two great summers at Park Slope Day camp! This summer we did a full six weeks of the regular camp and I think he got a little tired of some aspects of it so next year he's asking to do part of the time in their sports program for variety, which makes sense, but he wants to go back. They have a wide variety of activities and are very organized. He always loves his counselors. It makes me nervous when I see how much they are traveling around but it always goes smoothly and he has a great time and I think it builds his confidence and independence. He really feels part of the community there. I also like that it's more diverse than some other communities we are part of (including his public school) and that he particularly gets to see and learn from people of color in leadership roles.If you could change anything, what would it be?Age of child: 6 (going into 2nd grade)Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  My son loved camp. His counselors were fantastic and he came home every day excited about what he did, what songs he sang, the new game he learned, where they went, etc. It was such a positive experience for him. He loved riding the school bus, which was good because they were definitely bussed around a lot. Mostly, I think the people made the camp so great for him- can not say enough nice things about his counselors. Also, the administration is communicative, approachable and easily reachable.Age of child: 4Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  My son loves camp. Everyday they have a fun activity planned, the park, the pool, horseback riding, Amusment park, etcIf you could change anything, what would it be? The only thing I would change is the swim part. I wish the kids got more of a lesson.Age of child: 5 1/2 yearsBased on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  friends and lots of activities all dayIf you could change anything, what would it be? nadaAge of child: 7Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  We had already used Kids Orbit for after school, so my daughter liked that many of the teachers were familiar to her. I liked that I could customize her attendance schedule (Mon-Weds only, though it's not clear on the website that you could do this; you have to do it on the phone after you register). I also liked that they provide "extra fun" until 6:30, which you can sign up for in the last minute. They did fun stuff every day: swimming, gymnastics, horseback riding, a trip to coney island, trips to museums, etc. They had a carnival onsite and other camp-based fun. I think my daughter liked learning camp songs best though. Communication from the camp was great--they sent an email every Friday confirming attendance for the week coming up, and noting any special things to know, like if you're supposed to wear a certain color on a certain day. Honestly, it was a big spend for us, but they gave us five camp shirts and didn't ask for another penny for activities, and the kids did a LOT, and went a lot of places. So I felt that the money was well worth it. I think that the independence required to navigate camp was a lot for my daughter, who had a lot of separation anxiety at drop-off (although she had already been to pre-K), but I don't think that was related to the camp itself at all. She liked the activities and loved the counselors, who were very kind and understanding when she would be upset at drop-off. All in all, I thought it was great and would definitely send her again.Age of child: 5Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Kids are out and about every day (weather permitting). Swimming, the park, field trips, events, etc. He would come home dirty and happy and tired. My son claimed the counselors were strict but knowing my son, that's a good thing in my book. Good camper/counselor ratio.If you could change anything, what would it be? two very minor things. Would love if they provided the kids lunch, even just once a week, I could use a break from packing lunches every day. Also, would like it if they sent us contact info for the other kids in my son's age cohort, he made some new friends and since he takes the bus, I haven't met any other parents so not sure how we will arrange future playdates.Age of child: 6Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  she loved everything about itAge of child: 5Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  PSDC is AMAZING. It was our first year this summer and we will definitely be back. The camp counselors are all so motivated and energetic. They love being around the kids, are playful and fun. My son comes home happy and tired at the end of each day. They do all sorts of field trips to keep things interesting and involved. In addition, they are very communicative, and the director will call if anything comes up that a parent would need to know about. All in all, A+ experience!Age of child: 5Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  PSDC was awesome. My daughter is going into first grade and she had a great time. The fact that they had a different activity/excursion every day was exciting. We would get the schedule for the next week on Thursday/Friday, print it out and put it on the fridge. She would read what was happening each day (good reading practice!!) and was excited about it all. The counselors were awesome. They were full of energy both at dropoff AND at pickup (which I think is amazing...good thing being a camp counselor is not my job as I would not be smiling or full of energy at the end of a day like they have been).They say that they will send home your child dirty, hungry and tired....and they did!! So my only complaint is that I always picked up a tired, dirty and hungry kid at the end of the day (which was with Extra Fun every day)...But, hey, that's what summer camps are for, right???Now that her 7 weeks are ending, I asked her how she liked the overall summer and camp and her response? "When do I get to go back?" Parenting success!!Age of child: 6Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  My son loves this camp. This is our first year, and we will go back next year for sure. He is a high energy kid, and was excited about riding the bus every day to different activities and spending a lot of time outdoors. The counselors seem engaged with the kids and they are keeping his sensitive skin protected from the sun as we asked. The trips are fun and there's a good balance of staying local and leaving the neighborhood for new experiences.Age of child: 5Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  My daughter ran to camp each day! She attended 6 of the 8 weeks, plus Extra Fun (the extended day to 6:30pm), and came home with lots of happy stories about her friends and their adventures. The longer bus rides on certain days afforded her a short nap, and the consistency of staff combined with the variety of activities was the perfect balance for her age. Camp administration's communication is strong: weekly emails reminding us of the activity calendar and pick-up/drop-off schedule, daily emails or calls if needed, and always someone on site to talk to. We're already looking forward to next summer.If you could change anything, what would it be?Age of child: 4Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  The activities are fun and engaging, the counselors are great, and my child comes home happy, dirty, and tired, which is exactly how I think kids should be after camp. They go to the park, the pool, and on fun trips so he kids never get bored.If you could change anything, what would it be? The one thing I would like is if they did enough of a swim lesson that really taught your kid, but aside from that we LOVE the camp!Age of child: 5Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 01-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Beansprouts or Park Slope Day Camp?
    Comment:  We've sent our daughter to both and we've had good experiences with both. In my opinion the major difference is that PSDC does a lot more field trips - every day actually. They usually go out, take a bus or the train. This was exhausting to my daughter and she sometimes felt nauseous on the bus.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 4.5Review: Not great. He has had a lot of trouble adjusting, and I have not found the counselors to be very communicative or supportive.What would you change about the program, if anything? Down time for the young kids to rest, better communication from counselors, more individual attention for the young kids
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 6Review: She loved it. Made new friends, loved the counselors and the trips. This year they offered Lego for 3 weeks. She enjoyed creating new things.What would you change about the program, if anything? Nothing.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 5.5Review: Not that happy with the camp overall. We used it for two full weeks to bridge the gap after Beansprouts was over and before school started. Not very good programming, the staff wasn't very engaged, parent-camp communication was lacking. My daughter didn't like the activities that much.What would you change about the program, if anything? Having just finished Beansprouts for the first seven weeks of the summer, Park Slope Day Camp needs a lot of improvements to even come close. The swimming was stressful and the overall feel of the camp is just a lack of enthusiasm. Perhaps good for kids really into sports and little else.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 6Review: He liked it , and the counsellors were great, but I think it was a little exhausting for him--he did after camp too. And he is a very high energy kid.What would you change about the program, if anything? Maybe a little more down time.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: Ages 5 (her third year!)Review: PSDC is a fun, loving, high energy camp with outgoing counselors and lots for the kids to do. If they are not swimming and going to the park (2 days/week) they are at the beach, an amusement park, a museum, or going to a show. They also go carousel and horseback riding, and spend time doing gymnastics and outdoor games. They play a lot of music, sing songs, learn active and sedentary games, do arts and crafts, and generally have a rollicking good time throughout the day. After giving it a rave review, my kid would say, if pressed, that there is not a lot of time to eat lunch, and the bus rides sometimes make her feel sick if they are long. She's also not too keen on being hit with a ball, which happens sometimes. When she is dropped off, her camp friends run to meet her and her counselors greet her with open arms. When we get home, I find that her water is invariably empty, and I have no idea if it was filled during the day, or if she was encouraged to go to the bathroom or eat any lunch. She is filthy and often singing. My kid is proud to wear her camp shirt, and gets a kick out of seeing other kids wearing it off site. We'll have to size up for next year! Big thumbs up for the mini camps, too, which are held during school holidays and have much the same spirit and activity.What would you change about the program, if anything? More time for lunch, water drinking and bathroom-going. Otherwise a fantastic experience for energetic kids.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 6 years old and 4.5 years oldReview: For my 6-year-old 2016 was his second summer camp at PSDC, this time in the "junior" camp. Again he enjoyed it a lot. He adored his camp counselors (especially Ben and Paul!) This has been quite a hot summer and PSDC is good about changing activities because of the heat or rain and we get a notice via email. He especially liked going to Coney Island, the magic show, and the basketball game (I think that's what it was...) My 6 year-old is not a big swimmer so he didn't like so much going to the pool or the beach, which is once a week each, but it was all ok for him. For my 4.5 year old who was in the Peewee camp (and my 6 year-old was in it last year), the activities are less "intense" when it gets too hot so they stay in more and do more "crafty" stuff like coloring and making bracelets. They also went to the beach and the pool and although he also does not like getting wet much, he went along and I believe one of the counselors just stayed out of the water with him. My son tends to be very shy and the counselors (especially the head-counselor Jillian) really did a great job with her patience and drawing him out. Every day at drop off he would cling to me but by the end of the day he's jumping up and down having a great time. I think a vital part of this camp is the camp counselors, whom our 6 year-old at this age really looks up to. Some camp counselors seem more experienced than others in dealing with parents but overall they are all very good with our kids. PSDC is the first place ever for my kids to be exposed to pop music! They came home recognizing pop songs, and also sang songs that their counselors taught them. I now know more Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber songs than I ever cared to know. But it's all good.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 5 years oldReview: It was full of fun for the kids. They spend a lot of time outdoor-swimming/horse back riding/amusement park/beach. My son loved it. I think it's the perfect summer camp for the one's parents cannot take that many days off in Summer. They go everywhere in the city.What would you change about the program, if anything? It would be so much better if they have calm down phase around the end of the day. = ) Nothing is perfect!
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 25-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 5.5Review: My son didn't love it. Lots of travel and not enough play. He is a swimmer and complained that they never let go of him during swim. Despite speaking to the director, this didn't change but we were only there for 2 weeks.What would you change about the program, if anything? I would have liked more communication in advance regarding "special" days so that there was time to prepare. For example, I didn't know about fairy tale day until about 4pm the day before and that didn't give me any time to do anything for my son. I would have also appreciated more individualized attention during swimming and maybe a progress card at the end of the week.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 25-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 6Review: She likes being active and there were a lot of activities.What would you change about the program, if anything? I wish they had an early drop off option (before 8AM).
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 27-Aug-2016
    Subject:   Fun stuff for 5 year old next week?
    Comment:  Park slope day camp has mini camp. But would go to their website and see availability. Good luck
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Apr-2016
    Subject:  park slope day camp?
    Comment:  Jut want to echo "what she said"/ PS Day Camp is especially nurturing fot younger campers, but also has adventurous options for older ones, including optional 1 or 2 day sleepaways at Club Getaway. My kids loved the camp at age 6, and my older one, at 12, still loves it.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Apr-2016
    Subject:  park slope day camp?
    Comment:  We love Park Slope Day Camp. This will be my younger son's 4th year at the Camp, he will be entering 2nd Grade in the Fall of this year. And this will be older son's second year after moving him from another summer Camp. Crock full of activities. They are always on the move and the counselors are super nice, attentive and accommodating. They go to the pool and beach every week and have lots of off site adventures as well. They also travel by school bus. I especially like that camp drop off is at 8am and not 9pm like some of the other camps. I do not have to pay an additional fee to drop them off early, great for working parents. They also offer for a fee a door to door pick up and drop off. My kids will also be at the Windsor Terrace location.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Apr-2016
    Subject:  re: Park Slope Day Camp
    Comment:  I wasn't going to respond, but to balance out the discussion, my 5 year old loved PS Day Camp last summer. He went for 7 weeks and had a great time throughout. He also went to two other camps, for one week each and didn't like either one very much. There were a great variety of interesting activities, he made a lot of friends, liked the counselors and enjoyed the art activities. He was at the WT location last summer and will go to the Pres. St. location next summer.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Apr-2016
    Subject:   Park Slope Day Camp
    Comment:  My daughter also went to PSDC last summer, when she was 5, and she had a great time. I dropped her off and picked her up at Camp Friendship (6h Ave. at 8th St.). There were no problems with lack of indoor space -- they simply went back to Camp Friendship when necesasry during the day. I found the counsellors to be fun, energetic and well-trained, and the organization to be well-run. I am sending both of my kids there this summer (which reminds me . . . I'd better get that applicatiaon in!).
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Apr-2016
    Subject:  Park Slope Day Camp
    Comment:  We have been a PSDC family for going on 6 years now, and are very happy, our son started as a 5 year old and he’s 11 now headed to the “on wheels” program for about 5 weeks this summer… it kept him happy and safe when he was younger and is still doing it now as he has more adventures, and he’s made great friends and has a lot of fun. It’s also very organized with email and phone blasts when trips run late, and weekly updates of schedule changes, and lots of other things that make me feel like they have it together. And great staff.My only gripe is the cost – the price keeps going up, and new families of any camp should expect their kid to want to return every year and be prepared for not just this summer but 5 summers from now. And new families should be aware that the PSDC price doesn’t just go up annually, it goes up as kids have more trips and adventures and it used to be the more affordable camp (we chose the 8 weeks at PSDC over the 6 weeks at Poly Prep which was the same price for shorter days and fewer weeks) and now I wouldn’t say it’s the more affordable option. Now I’d say JCH Bensonhurst is the more affordable option and we know plenty of families who swear by that other camp. (including 1-2 families that switched over for cost reasons) But my kid is set on PSDC and we happily send him. They do a good job.
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    On 24-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 4 Likes: He liked the field trips, the swimming, and the carnival days. What would you change? I was shocked that after two weeks of camp at $600 per week, we were still reminded to give the counselors a gift. I hope the counselors are paid enough as it is and don't rely on parents for tips because that is an astronomical sum of money for what we got. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Recommend Do you have any other information to add? Love the bus service.
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    On 24-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 7 Likes: Variety of activities. Counselors. A very active camp. What would you change? More trips for the Sports Academy. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
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    On 24-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 12 Likes: This is kind of a generalist camp rather than the sports/music day camps my daughter also does. So she really was interested in the camp because of the overnight to Hershey Park amusement park which she liked (but the accommodations were sub par and they say they are changing that for next time). She liked traveling around but sometimes found the places a bit "junky" or small scale (amusement parks were more local etc). I think the camp tries to give tweens a lot of hangout time which she liked but could have used more games or activities which she liked. That said, she was comparing it to her beloved overnight camp. I always find that PSDC invests well in its staff and is a good professional and well thought out program. Tweens are hard to please too. What would you change? Would you send your child(ren) again? No Do you recommend? Recommend with reservations
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    On 24-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 5 Likes: This camp kept them so active all day. They taught my son how to swim at the Red Hook pool twice a week and they would go to Jacob Riis park every other week. Very flexible bus pickup options for free, extra care until 6:30pm, weekly field trips (Wonder Wheel Park, Adventureland, Toy Museum, and more!). He's spent all summer outside playing, and every day I'm jealous that I didn't get to go to camp with him! :) What would you change? Not much. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
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