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CPSports Mini-Camps and Summer Program

Our philosophy is simple: kids want to have FUN, being outside is FUN, sports and games are FUN!  The Central Park Sports Summer Program provides outdoor athletic activity and instruction in a non-competitive, FUN environment to children ages 3-12.  Campers receive basic instruction from local coaches and college athletes in a variety of sports (soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, football etc.) as well as supervision in classic park games such as frisbee, capture the flag and more.  Emphasis is on having FUN and demonstrating good sportsmanship while learning the basic skills and rules of the games.

We meet on the East side at the playground on 72nd and 5th and on the West side inside 67th and CPW. From there we walk (or skip or hop...) in to the sand volleyball court area where we have a mix of grass, dirt and hard court surfaces, not to mention the sand volleyball courts themselves, for our activities.*  Campers are divided into groups: ages 3-4, 5-7, 8-10 and 10-12.  The older groups occasionally venture out to other field and court areas in the park. Full day and half day programs are available. The program runs Monday - Friday, weather permitting, and daily registrations are accepted. Rain days can be made up anytime throughout the summer.  See a typical schedule below.

2024 Central Park Sports

Mini-Camp and Summer Program Information

Spring Mini-Camp Dates

        March 18 - 22              April  8 - 12

        March 25 - 29              April 15 - 19

                                             April 22 - 26

Summer Program Dates

     June     3 - 7               July    1 - 3**            Aug     5 - 9            Sept    3 - 6***            

       June    10 - 14            July    8 - 12             Aug    12 - 16                   

       June    17 - 21            July   15 - 19            Aug    19 - 23       

       June    24 - 28            July   22 - 26            Aug    26 - 30

                                           July   29 - Aug 2                             

Weeks in BLACK have space available.

Weeks in RED are full or no longer available.

**Holiday week (3 Days): $200 for 1/2 Days, $300 for Full Days

***Holiday week (4 Days): This week will be discounted when fill pricing is in effect. No discount on sale price.

Program Times

        Full day:        9:00a - 3:30p

        Morning:       9:00a - 12:00p

        Afternoon:    12:30p - 3:30p

        Extended day options (early drop-off, late pick-up) may be available. Inquire here.


        These are drop-off and pick-up locations*.  Children from East and West meet up in the park.

        EAST: 72nd Street Playground (inside E 72nd St. and 5th Ave)

        WEST: 67th Street and West Park Drive (North of Sheep Meadow


    Full Weeks (Mon - Fri)

        Half day:      $250/week**

        Full day:       $400/week**

        Single Day Registration:     $75/Half Day, $125/Full Day


        Light snacks (popsicles/fruit snacks) are provided at morning and afternoon breaks. Most Sportsters bring additional snacks. Lunches are not supplied. Full-day attendees should bring their own lunches (nut free please!) and drinks. Snacks and additional drinks may be offered for purchase by park vendors, but we cannot guarantee availability.

Sample Schedule

This sample schedule is to give an idea of the timing and logistics for one age group on a typical day. Each age group/cohort participates in a different sport on a different field/court. Various sports are rotated throughout the week along with kids’ choice activities and C.U.P. (Completely Unstructured Play) time.

8:45a - 9:15a        Drop off at East or West location

9:15a - 9:30a        Walk to Sand Volleyball Court Area (South Dead Road)

9:30a - 9:45a        Warm-up Games, tag etc.

9:45a - 10:30a      Tennis skills and Mini-tennis

10:30a - 11:00a    Popsicle/Snack Break, Walk to Hecksher Fields

11:00a - 11:45a    Baseball/T-Ball skills on Heckscher Fields

11:45a - 12:00p    Morning campers return to drop off locations

12:00p - 12:45p    Lunch for full-day campers. Afternoon campers arrive

12:45p - 1:00p      Frisbee Golf to Great Lawn

1:00p - 1:45p        Track & Field races/relays

1:45p - 2:15p        Snack Break & Sprinkler run

2:15p - 3:00p        Capture the Flag / Steal the Bacon Lacrosse Style

3:00p - 3:30p        Wacky-Walk back to pick-up locations

3:30p                     Camper pick-up

Click here for Registration Form