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FAQ 2023

Kings Bay Y Summer Day Camp 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions


Does Kings Bay Y have the permit to operate the camp during Summer 2023?

Yes, the Kings Bay Y Summer Day Camp has already received its permit as a result of forward planning from the moment Camp 2022 concluded.

Where can I find the dates and prices for the Kings Bay Y Camps?

Please visit our Dates and Rates Page to view the 2023 Kings Bay Y Summer Camp dates and the camps’ fees.

How can I register my child?

Please visit our registration page, where you can log in and follow the prompts to register your child[ren].

How can I add weeks to my child’s schedule?

Please email us at, and we’ll be happy to make any needed changes.

When is the payment due date?

The full payment is due on or before June 1, 2023. Late fees will begin to apply beginning June 2, 2023.

What is the group size at the Kings Bay Y camps?

The ratio of children to staff is no more than 15-18 campers to 3 counselors per group. Please note that the Kings Bay Y runs a specialist-based model in which group counselors are not responsible for the activity planning or implementation of activities. This is done strictly by our trained professionals in each specialty activity period.

Where is the camp located?

Our summer camp is located in our Sheepshead Bay location, featuring indoor activities with full access to our Indoor Junior Olympic Size swimming pool, rock-climbing walls, auditorium, 4,800 sq. ft. indoor gymnasium, outdoor playground, computer lab, video & recreational lounges, multiple classroom spaces, and more. We have also contracted outdoor-field space from the KBYO.

Does the Camp offer transportation?

We offer bus stop transportation from various neighborhoods, including Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Mill-Basin, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Bergen Beach, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Coney Island, Midwood (South), Bensonhurst, etc. To view our sample bus stop routes, please visit our Transportation page. We are currently in the process of creating the bus stop routes for Summer 2023 and will update our transportation page shortly.

How will lunch and food distribution be handled?

Campers will receive both a hot lunch and afternoon snack daily.

Can my child be placed in the same group as their friend?

Absolutely! There are two ways that this could be done. As you fill out the application, please add the friends’ first and last name[s] into the question for “special requests.” If you’ve already applied, just send us the first and last name[s] of the friend[s], and we’ll ensure to group the campers together.

What will my child need to bring to camp each day?

Every day, we ask the campers to bring in the following items: A refillable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, swim-suit, towel, and wear closed-toe shoes as flip flops and shoes without closed backings will not be permitted in our activity portions. Water shoes are allowed in the pool.

Please note that you will receive communications in the event of additional items that are recommended if needed for specific activity weeks. For those families who feel a change of clothes may be necessary, please feel free to send this as well.

If my child misplaces or loses an item, what can we do?

Don’t hesitate to contact our camp office team as soon as you notice the item is missing.

Our program maintains a lost and found yearly. To keep our lost-and-found to a bare minimum, please consider labeling items with special distinguishable marks (as names are not recommended) when trying to retrieve misplaced items.

Can you please go into detail about your plans for personal protection for campers & staff, sanitization procedures, and medical protocols?

Our top priority remains the safety of our campers and staff. Guidelines are constantly being updated, and we will keep families updated with changes.

Medical forms individual training to conduct screenings properly and will be assigned this post daily.

Sanitizing stations will be located in all classrooms, field spaces, and active, usable camp spaces.

Bathrooms will be cleaned frequently to ensure cleanliness.

FACE COVERINGS: Masking is OPTIONAL for ALL Campers and Staff

VACCINATIONS: Vaccines are not required for children.

Please note that these policies are subject to change once further guidance is available from the NYC Dept of Health.

Will communication procedures for families be updated this year?

Our camp believes in the strength of communication which has always been a critical point for our programs. Families will be sent up-to-date correspondences whenever a relevant piece of information, both camp and procedural (COVID-19), becomes available.  Our office staff will be on call daily from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. with emergency numbers and contact emails provided outside of standard business hours.

My child has a pre-existing medical condition. Does this mean that they cannot attend camp?

This is a question that is very difficult to answer. The CDC has noted that children with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, and breathing issues face a much greater risk of complications from COVID-19. While the decision of whether to send your child to camp is a personal one, we must note the severity and risk associated with a summer camp for children with underlying medical conditions.

I want to register for camp, but I do not know what the state of the world will be like then. What do I do?

This is perhaps the billion-dollar question, and truth be told, we are in the same predicament as you are in our knowledge. It is for this very reason that we have established a refund policy that states the following:

We will offer our families full refunds if we cannot operate the camp. You will additionally have the option to roll over your child’s tuition to any future program or donate it back to camp.

Deposits will be fully refundable until March 1, 2023.

We’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us at or call us at 718-648-7703.