Adults and Children in Trust
1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025   212.316.7530
  Vacation Camp for School Holidays

VACATION CAMP AGES are Currently in Kindergarten through 12 years old.

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Green Meadows Farm at Vacation Camp

Students off on school vacation days have a place they can go to gather with friends and respected staff. Many afterschool and summer camp staff return to join the fun and acquaint themselves with their young buddies.

For the working family, ACT offers an exciting alternative to having a child stay home with little to do during the school recess. For all children, we offer new friends and a place to get awat from school and home. Join us for a fascinating and fun time at Vacation camp. Enroll for one or all days. Extended hours: as early as 8:00 am to as late as 6:15 pm.

Money Order/check payment is required if registering five days or less prior to a holiday.


Plans, Schedules and Registration

OUR CORE PROGRAM Our philosophy stems from our seven core values (fun, child centered, learning, organization, diversity, teamwork and safety ) framing behaviors we exhibit with children, staff and through program activities.

Vacation Camp at Bronx ZooChildren have a voice and we listen. Our child-centered approach dictates that we listen and offer options that enhance a child's sense of self and social development. Diverse activities ensure that everyone's experience is different, appropriate and fun. Our year round staff, artist and experts are hired to create specialized learning moments in a safe setting.

All plans are subject to change and may not be listed herein as many are developed with the children in attendance and vary upon attendance. The theme for the day sets the tone for the daily offerings and is expressed in a balanced and organized schedule that includes physical and creative outlets, teamwork, and outdoor fun.

Trip fees are refundable if a trip is canceled or if a child does not go on the trip. Advance ticket purchases are not refundable. Material fee cover transportation costs or special materials needed for theme projects.

School Holiday
A.C.T. will be open on special holidays, including Veteran's Day and Election Day. Call to confirm schedule or view our schedules and forms.

Plans & Schedules    Registration

Plan ahead by checking the calendar section of our site for upcoming Holiday Camp events and activities. Monthly schedules are also available at the ACT office at the beginning of each month. Please also be sure to check our calendar for the days on which ACT is closed.

Vacation Camp Plans can be found on our forms page.

Note: Plans are subject to change without notice.

Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Enrollment is limited. All fees and a completed registration form must be received in our office located at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine. Phone reservations are not possible.

Walk-in (same day registration) requires full payment. Children must bring lunch, sneakers and dress for outdoor conditions.


Vacation Camp at Bronx Zoo DAY RATES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE,

Extended Day Rate: 8:00 am 6:15 pm $60.00 (no refund)
Program Day Rate: 9:30 am 4 pm $48.00 (no refund)

Trip and Material Fees are not included in program rate and vary upon destination and activity costs. The registration forms includes applicable trip fees. Trip fee can be refunded if child does not go on a trip or if a trip is cancelled, provided tickets are not purchased in advance.

Program Highlights:

  • Bring lunch and wear sneakers daily.
  • Outdoor activities on the Cathedral campus, playground, new recreation area.
  • Classrooms, kitchenette, GaGa pit and gymnasiums are located indoors.
  • Activity offering is based on campers age and grade.
  • More club choice activities are offered to older campers.
  • Campers are involved in planning.
  • Half day and full day trips are offered.
  • Winter gear is preferred on snow days so campers can go out and play. Snow shoes, gloves, pants and hats are a must.

ACT is closed on Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, President's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.


Registration and General Camp Information
August Specialty session 2 (3.5-14).
August Specialty session 3 (5.9-14)
August Adventure session 4 (5.9-12)
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