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Kim's Kids Summer Camp

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Reviews (33)

  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: PS 282 drop off How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 8 and 5 Review: Simply the greatest - loving and playful staff, excellent communication from the directors, organized and dedicated staff, fun adventures! What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Add more weeks! Need coverage until school starts again Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? It was fine. Communication was excellent.
  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Park Slope How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 8 Review: The camp is great. There are field trips every day- lake, beaches, hall of science, ice skating, bowling, etc. They email every day about the next day with very detailed instructions. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? They followed DOE rules
  • Review from the 2022 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Drop off at PS 321 How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 7 and 4 Review: Everyday is an adventure! The counselors are warm and loving and also fun to play with What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Be longer than just 6 weeks! Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? no - there were no reports of covid positivity...
  • Outdoor full day camps for 5 year old for this summer

    I can't recommend Kim's Kids enough - it's a travel camp. Drop off at PS 321, and get on a bus to a new adventure every day. The beach, this amazing spring fed pool in NJ, playground hopping all over Manhattan, tour over the Brooklyn Bridge with lunch in Chinatown. It's the best. They offer early bird drop off, and late pick up as well, and culminate the 6 weeks with a trip to Sesame Place! WOW!
  • Review from the 2021 Summer Camp Survey

    Name of camp: Kim's Kids Location: Park Slope - PS 321 How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 6 Review: So well organized, loving and playful counselors, Informed and attentive staff, schedule sent in advance and stuck to What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Add more weeks! It is normally a 6 week program, and was only 4 weeks this summer. Not just for the childcare coverage, but because my child LOVES this camp. The other camps we send them to just don't compare.
  • Review from the 2021 Summer Camp Survey

    Name of camp: Kim's Kids Location: pick up/drop off at PS 321 How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 6 & 8 Review: Every day was a new adventure - but with enough structure that it wasn't too overwhelming for my change averse kids. There were 3 groups split by ages, but everyone did the same thing each day so there were opportunities for my children to play together as well as with their peers. They came home everyday saying that day's trip/activity was the best yet! What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Camp only ran for 4 weeks in the month of July. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? Negative PCR tests for campers were required, all adults were vaccinated, and masks were worn by everyone everywhere.
  • Review from the 2021 Summer Camp Survey

    Name of camp: Kim's Camp Location: Park Slope How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 7, 10 Review: Both my kids had a great time at Kim's Camp. The counselors are great and they loved going on daily trips. Some of their favorite trips were to the ice-skating rink, freshwater pool, an amusement park, and Governor's Island. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? There were no known COVID cases while my kids attended camp. Masks were required for everyone; and the counselors were required to be vaccinated.
  • Review from the 2021 Summer Camp Survey

    Name of camp: Kim's Kids Location: PS 321 + many bussed locations How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 6 Review: Camp run by retired teacher from PS321 and other educators. Very well run. They bus the kids to different locations every day. Beach, playgrounds, pools, bowling, hikes, etc. My 6 year old and been going since 2019 summer when he was 4. Of course last summer was off. This summer was abbreviated due to Covid, but we were so glad to have any time with them at all. Covid protocols were good. Love this camp! What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? I wish they ran the whole summer up until school. They usually cut out mid-August and this year they only operated in July. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? I was satisfied with their policies and compliance.
  • 2019 Summer Camp Review

    Drop off was at PS321 which was convenient. Early drop off and late pick up available which was helpful for us. Everyday they took buses on trips around the area to various locations like Riis beach, pools, parks, playgrounds, skating rinks, small amusement parks, the zoo, bowling, etc. Our son had a wonderful time and we were thrilled that he was outdoors, or active all day. The camp is well run and been around a long time, so they have processes in place and gave me a general feeling of confidence and experience that I felt comfortable leaving my first born with them. Overall great experience.
  • 2019 Summer Camp Review

    Age: 4.5 Review: We LOVE this camp. We're going back every year for sure. The gist of the camp is: a new adventure every day. The kids went to the beach, to various pools and lakes; ice skating, bowling, hiking, to Staten Island on the ferry, the various museums, and soon to Chinatown over the BK bridge. The camp's run incredibly well (Dan and Sandy have been doing it for 40 years!) and what I love most is that a) all the counselors are grown-ups (though there are counselors in training who are younger) which means safety is paramount and b) the vibe is totally unpretentious. My girl comes home happy and tired every day, with lots of stories. Plus I can see what she's done on the camp's facebook page. She's having a WAY better summer than I am, that's for sure. She gets to be a kid. Run around, get messy, have fun. I was a little worried it was all going to be too much for her (she's not especially athletic or extroverted) but she's doing great: there's down-time on the bus and time to chill out during all the activities, and also just a lot of other kids all looking after each other.
  • 2019 Summer Camp Review

    Age: 7 Review: We love this camp and our son love, love, loves it. He talks about it all year. They go out on adventures every day with lots of swimming, exploring, nature, etc. The counselors and CITs are all very involved and seem excited to be with the kids. The director has tons of experience and is obviously a huge kid person. What would you change? It only runs for six weeks so not ideal if you need something for the whole summer.
  • Summer Camp recommendations

    We sent our son to Kims last year and he loved it. Going back again this year.
  • Summer Camp recommendations

    We sent our son to Kims last year and he loved it. Going back again this year.
  • 2018 Summer Camp Reviews

    Age of child: 10 Summer 2018 Review: Kim's Kids is fantastic. I'm always surprised by the number of Park Slope Parents who don't know about it. Dan and Sandy have been running this day camp for over 30 years. Dan used to teach at PS 321. They take the kids on incredible trips every day...ranging from renting a pool in the woods upstate to walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and having Dim Sum in Chinatown. The kids get a mix of exercise, culture and nature. My daughter loves it and this past summer was our third year. Once we started there, she wasn't interested in any other camps and now wants to be a CIT next summer. They are so easy to work with administratively, the day camp is reasonable, the counselors are on top of everything and appropriate with the kids. What I mean by that is my daughter felt that counselors at other camps were too "teenager-y". Dan trains his counselors and the counselors are fun but responsible and maintain appropriate boundaries with the kids...helping the kids to be safe but have fun and that allows the kids to feel free. Can't say enough good things.
  • ISO reviews of Kim’s Kids Summer Camp

    We sent our son to Kim's Kids and had a good experience. Our son was in the youngest cohort at the time and we were thrilled to realize that one of the professionals at his school supervised the younger set. She is AMAZING and still supervises the little ones to the best of my knowledge. Honestly, I don't think I ever saw her walk forwards - she spent the entire time with her eyes on the kids. The activities were super fun, and our son had a blast going all over NYC. He still talks about the Chinatown trip, and of course, the Sesame Place trip. The bus ride is not insignificant at times, but the upside is the kids get to see lots of different stuff. (We are a get-out-and-go family so this fit well with our lifestyle.) The only ride I wasn't thrilled about was the commute to the Westchester/Rockland pool. I get it though, pool access in NYC is expensive and rough. The kids were also allowed "pocket money" (1-2 dollars) for some trips which was a bit strange for me. Of course they bought junk from vending machines - not our style, but not a huge deal for us. The kids had a lot of freedom but were well supervised. They had a ton of fun. The price tag and flexibility in scheduling are AMAZING. We changed camps only to get more Jewish stuff + swim lessons. I consider going back every year!
  • Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey

    Kim's Kids Summer Camp is a fun, flexible, earnest camp that engages the campers while giving them the freedom to be themselves. I know many people who have sent their kids there (and one of my best friends went to Kim's when he was a kid--he's 29 years old now. He loved it!) . All the kids rave about it. My son has already told me that he wants to go back again for next year. He says it's the best camp. The staff are wholesome and down to earth. The camp has so many fun activities and adventures--without wearing down the campers. The camp is super chill and relaxed yet maintaining campers' safety and protection. Another great thing is the intimacy of the camp director and staff. They really get to know us and they are super approachable and down to earth. They do not have any pretension or arrogance. They're the real-deal. And they take such good care of their staff. I am a union organizer--so I look at these sort of things. I can tell that they are always looking out for the campers AND the staff. I am touched by the support that the administration offers to the staff. I love the staff. They're all fascinating individuals who really love the campers. We are so grateful that we have an opportunity to send our son to such a fabulous space. We will be surely sending our son there again. The camp is super flexible. For instance, I have summer Fridays so I send my son there for 4 days instead of 5. It's great to be able to save that kind of money. If you could change anything, what would it be? i wish that it went for the entire summer--up until Labor Day :) Age of child: 6 Based on a Summer 2017 experience
  • Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey

    It's fun, spontaneous, and adventurous. They go all over the city, and do really fun, urban stuff like walk Brooklyn Bridge and go eat Chinese food -- as well as the usual (playgrounds, carousel, park, etc). They also go to New Jersey to an amazing fresh-water pool, and to Central Park and the Bronx Zoo. Sesame Place is the end-of-camp big trip. My kids love it. If you could change anything, what would it be? Nothing. Age of child: 6 Based on a Summer 2017 experience
  • Summer Camp Survey 2016

    Age of child: 5 Review: He had a great time. Fun trips and counselors. My son asked excitedly if it was a camp day, everyday. What would you change about the program, if anything? Nothing
  • Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey

    Age of Child: 9 Likes: My daughter loved all of the trips, especially swimming. They have three different swimming locations--two different pools and the beach. She loved the counselors--they made every trip fun! I like that the pick up/drop off is at PS321, and that they have hours that work for working parents! Early bird/late bird is essential. What would you change? Nothing, except I wish they were open throughout August! Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add? My daughter has tried at least 6 different day camps over the years (I've lost count), and this is the first year we've tried Kim's Kids. Wish we had tried it earlier. This is her FAVORITE camp ever!
  • Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey

    Age of Child: 6 Likes: It was great fun. She loved the counselors, the swimming, the variety of activities. It's cheaper than others but just as good. What would you change? The only thing we lamented was the lack of sports or traditional summer camp-y things, but there's not really space for that. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
  • re: Kim's Kids

    Hi - my daughter went when she was just 5 and enjoyed it. Your kid has to enjoy bus rides and moving around as they do this every day. My daughter enjoyed some of the activities such as the trips to the beach but was less enthused by the longer trips. (Reviewed Jan 2015)
  • Camp Review

    My children (now 8 & 6.5) have spent the past 3 summers at Kim's Kids and we all love it! The camp is nature and kid oriented. This means that they do not schedule classes for the kids such as from 10am to 11am you ride ponies and on Wednesdays you have swim lessons. No! They let kids be kids. They go on a trip everyday where they are ACTIVE and PLAY. Playgrounds, water fights, walking over the Bklyn Bridge with lunch in Chinatown, lakes, bowling and ice skating complete with snow ball fights. My kids always return home happy. The camp is well run, small, usually gives fresh fruit as a snack and based in PS321. There is a special Sesame Place Trip for any child who attends camp as well. Also, over the years most of the counselors have been consistent. I highly recommend them.
  • Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience

    Age of Child: 5 Likes: My son loved all the trips every day-- he always came home buzzing about the cool thing they did that day. I loved that he got to experience lots of NYC activities-- walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, eating lunch in Chinatown, hiking in Central Park, going to the beach at Coney Island, going to multiple museums, etc. The counselors were great with the kids, and he always felt comfortable there. What would you change? The Late Bird program is a bit disorganized-- a free-for-all that left my 5-year-old feeling a little overwhelmed. While he loved the regular day, he always asked me if he could avoid the Late Bird hours. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
  • Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience

    Age of Child: 6 Likes: The camp does not have a location. They meet at ps 321 and take the bus somewhere different everyday. They went to lakes, hiking, beaches, museums, ice skating, ect. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
  • Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience

    Age of Child: 7 Likes: He loved everything - his counselors, all the younger CiTs and junior counselors, getting out and doing things every day, and for the first time this year he went on the annual big trip to Sesame Place - really fun. I really appreciate how flexible the camp is. I was able to add extra days when I needed to help a relative in the hospital, have him stay for after camp on short notice - all really life savers for me. What would you change? Nothing Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
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    How old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended camp) Age: - 5 What did you/your child like about the summer camp? his counselor, and lots of days of swimming What would you change about the program? little more TLC at the beginning to help w separation but he did it and loved it after the first day Will you send your child back to this summer camp program next year? (Or would you if you could?) Yes Would you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Highly recommend
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    Location - ps 321 4. How old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended camp) Age: - 8 What did you/your child like about the summer camp? she loves everything about the camp. the counselors are sweet and well trained, the director is so super cool and caring, the trips are amazing and so many of her friends from the neighborhood go to the camp What would you change about the program? nothing Will you send your child back to this summer camp program next year? (Or would you if you could?) Yes Would you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Highly recommend If there is any other information you want to provide, let us know here: there are bus trips each day. they do not stay at ps321. there is also a lot of swimming and very cool trips
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    Age: - 5 What did you/your child like about the summer camp? I think this camp was a huge waste of money. The campers spend a good percentage of each day on the bus doing nothing. The counselors sit in the back hanging out with each other and listening to their ipods. They don't try to sing songs or play games. If there was actually a good reason for these long bus rides, I might have at least been ok with them but in fact, they were going all the way out to NJ to go the beach or a pool and from what I heard from my son, not very nice pools. As far as I know, there are plenty of pools and beaches in Brooklyn that don't require such a long bus ride. The pools in NJ were so bad that every time my son came home he would tell me they could be in one part of the pool because there was poop or throw up in the pool. The camp makes parents attend one day of the session which is actually a good thing because I could see how poorly run the camp was myself. Once the campers actually got to the location, they were pretty much left on their own (remember my child is 5). They weren't watched they are not required to wear camp t-shirts and they are pretty much expected to hang out on their own, again the counselors were all hanging out with each other. What would you change about the program? Everything More engaged Counselors Closer Trips - so the kids don't spend so much time on the bus More fun on the bus and at the activities Will you send your child back to this summer camp program next year? (Or would you if you could?) No Would you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Do NOT recommend
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    How old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended camp) Age: - 6 What did you/your child like about the summer camp? Our son really enjoys going to different places each day. Every day he comes home and tells us all about the great things he did that day. He's been to places in NYC that I, a lifelong New Yorker, haven't been to! What would you change about the program? Nothing! Actually, it would be great if it went until at least the end of August, since there are always 3 or 4 campless weeks at the end of the summer. Will you send your child back to this summer camp program next year? (Or would you if you could?) Yes Would you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Highly recommend
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    Check out Kim's Kids, which operates out of PS 321. They definitely offer part-time (we did 3 days per week last summer), with flexible pick-up times. It is also less expensive than most of the day camps in the area. My daughter had a great summer and we'll be back this year.
  • Review 2010 Summer Camps Survey

    Age of Child: 5 Likes: Our daughter loved the counselors and CITs and couldn't be happier being at camp. She had a great time on al the great day trips and can't wait to go back next summer! What would you change? I would probably suggest that they schedule a parent orientation wherein all the trips and procedures can be discussed prior to the start of camp. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
  • Review from 2010 Summer Camp Survey

    Age of Child: 8 Likes: My kids loved the daily trips to a variety of locations; various pools & water parks, zoos, park hopping, bowling ice skating. What would you change? I think the program and senior camp staff are great as is the program. I would change how the younger set of counselors are trained and how they interact with some of the campers. I think supervision at the end of the camp day is lacking. Too many junior counselors are congregated together and not interacting with the campers. I would have liked to have seen some of the senior counselors step in and correct some of the inappropriate language used by the camper, restrict the use of music devices by staff during camp. Would you send your child(ren) again? No Do you recommend? Recommend with reservations Do you have any other information to add? This is a great camp for older children but I am not so sure it is appropriate for the younger set. I was uncomfortable with the lax nature of some of the programs.
  • Review from Summer Camp Survey, 2010

    Age of Child: 6 Likes: Very energetic and attentive counselors. Excellent trips, including a day trip to Sesame Place. Flexible schedule. What would you change? Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add?

 

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