During NYC Kids' Lower Camp, children spend the day exploring nature and science through hands-on art projects, romping around a playroom stocked with soft mats and gym equipment and frolicking in the outdoor courtyard. Campers are split up by age, with a toddler group (18 months–2 years), a 2's group (ages 2–3), a 3's group (age 3) and a 4's & 5's group (ages 4–5) providing appropriate activities for each. While the youngest ones supplement their mornings with snacktime, dress-up, storytelling, puppets and freeplay, kids ages 3 and up can go on nature walks, join in weekly soccer and swim programs or even take field trips to places like The High Line or Jefferson Market Garden.
Older kids in the Upper Camp (ages 5–12) spend the mornings investigating art and science in and out of the classroom, practicing strokes during swim lessons at the YMCA and playing soccer and other field sports. In the afternoon, they pick from activities like musical theater, fashion design, cooking and filmmaking for their choice time. Other daily adventures may take youngsters to the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Aquarium or to the Hudson River for fishing. Ages 2 to 12.