Summer Camps

CGPS Summer Camps

CGPS is proud to host a variety of camps to fit the ages and interests of our students ranging from PreK-8. From arts & crafts and swimming to basketball and STEM focused field trips and activities—we have something that will excite every child! See below for more information. 

Summer Camp: PreK to Grade 5

About Our Camp

This division of Columbia Grammar Summer Camp provides a warm and nurturing environment for younger and first time campers. The newest division of the Columbia Grammar Summer Camp will offer an interdisciplinary program where all campers can feel success in exciting activities geared specifically for older students. All groups are led by Columbia Grammar teachers. Campers engage in a wide variety of age-appropriate activities throughout the day. All groups are led by Columbia Grammar teachers.  

Each week includes a special theme and activities are planned to highlight each theme.  Past theme weeks have included Under the Sea, Favorite Characters, and Stars and Stripes.

Our Facilities

Early-childhood classrooms are air-conditioned and well equipped with centers for block building, arts and crafts, dramatic play, and reading.

Our unique outdoor play yards are surfaced with a specialized rubber cushioning for safety and equipped with splash pools, sprinklers, climbing equipment, basketball hoops, tricycles, and large building blocks. Other facilities include a gymnasium, 60-foot indoor heated swimming pool, art room, recreation center and lunch rooms.

Daily Schedule

Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A typical camper’s day may include free choice centers, yard, arts and crafts and a swim period, followed by lunch, afternoon gym games and sprinkler time. We pride ourselves on spending much of the day outdoors in swimsuits and offer plenty of time for free play.

Children bring lunches from home, and the camp provides two nut-free snacks daily.


Campers have the opportunity to swim daily in our indoor, heated pool. Qualified swim instructors lead instructional and free swim in a small-group setting. In addition, a lifeguard is always on duty when children are swimming.

Other Activities

Children attend arts and crafts three times a week in a Grammar School art studio. Projects may include fabric design, collage work, jewelry making and cooking.

Gym games are another popular activity at camp and include cooperative team games and sporting activities.

In the homerooms, we provide the campers with opportunities for free play and choice time. Choices may include puzzles, drawing, block building, Legos and dramatic play.

CGPS Basketball Camp

PreK through Grade 8

Develop skills & work on the fundamentals of the game

  • Play 5-on-5 & 3-on-3 games
  • Compete in free-throw contests
  • 3-point contests & skills competitions 
  • Campers will receive a t-shirt
  • Prizes & awards!

Pee Wee Division
Grades PreK-1

Amateur Division
Grades 2-4

Professional Division
Grades 5-8

Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach Ryan Pettit,
Girls Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach Steve Davis,
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Head Coach Matt Hoek,
and several current and past varsity basketball players
Prep School Gymnasiums
Morning Session Only (9 a.m. to noon) $425 per week
Afternoon Session Only (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) $325 per week
Full Day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) $700 per week
For more Information, please contact:
Steve Davis or Joseph Grande at 212.749.6200 or contact us here.


Grades 4 to 6

The city as science


The camp will be facilitated by Dr. Courtney Dt. Prix and Mr. Jeremy White. It is open to all fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at CGPS.


STEMcity 2019 will be an exploration of various parts of NYC where STEM activities occur on a daily basis. Each day will be a field trip that highlights how STEM impacts our daily lives.


We will meet each day in room 102 of 36 West 93rd @ 9:30 a.m. For a quick orientation, then leave for a field trip to a number of places including alley pond, AMNH, NASA/GISS (for a forum with climate scientists on climate change), Central Park, and the Bronx Zoo.


Camp will run for only 6 days: June 10-13, 17 and 18. That’s Monday – Thursday the week after school closes, and Monday and Tuesday of the following week.

We meet each day at 9:30 a.m. and come back from our trips by 1:00 p.m. Then, from 1-3 p.m. we de-brief, do an activity and/or watch a science fiction film until pick up. (Popcorn will be provided!)

All campers must be picked up by 3 p.m. All campers must come each day with a brown-bag lunch and snack.

Daily Routine    
9:00 – 9:30 campers arrive in room 102
9:30 – 10:15  travel time to field trip site
10:15 – 12:15   field trip/outing
12:15 – 1:00  travel time back to CGPS
1:00 – 3:00  de-brief & sci fi film

 Cost of camp

$175/day covers transportation and admission to all sites visited, for a total of $1,050. Financial aid is available.