Kids make the most of living in one of the greatest cities in the world by exploring a specific area (and taking part one day in a special community service project there, such as park beautification) each week. This summer, many of the travels on tap are playground explorations. Throughout their whirlwind week, participants record their adventures
in a guidebook they’ll get to keep. Locations vary (917-670-4406, nycismybackyard.com). Check website for details. Camp runs July 7–Aug 15, Mon–Fri 9am–3pm. One-week session $790. Sibling and multiple-week discounts available. Ages 5 to 13.