Online applications with credit card payments are available and linked to our website home page.
We can only accept credit card payment for the initial registration fee. We are pleased to offer a new payment option to families.
Mail in or walk-in applications continue to be an acceptable payment options.
Only Visa and Master Card are accepted.
Remaining balance must be made by check or money order before April 1.
Enrollment is confirmed in writing 2-3 business days after the receipt of your application.
The application, available on our website form section, includes information regarding tuition, payment schedule, and no-refund policy. Once the form accompanied by the registration fee is reviewed, campers receive a confirmation within 2-3 business days followed by a welcome letter in May. We e-mail weekly newsletters each Monday once camp begins to share each week’s excitement and upcoming events. All camp forms are available on our web site.
OR credits will not be granted
once camper is enrolled. The
Registration Form lists all enrollment
requirements and penalties. Please read
the stipulations and be sure to sign the
form in the three indicated places.
We warmly invite you to visit our campus before
the start of the camp season. Please call (212)
316-7530 to schedule a visit. A campus tour, discussion
of A.C.T.ivities and events will demonstrate why
families return to A.C.T. year after year.
The A.C.T. Summer program is one of the few in the five boroughs that boasts of spacious grounds, extensive indoor and outdoor facilities, eight-week program, extended hours, theme-based programming and a diversity of campers. No need to bus your child away from your neighborhood for sun, shady trees, and open spaces.
Centrally located near public transportation, our 11-acre oasis in Manhattan brings the country to the city and allows children to:
Garden, meet on the lawns, play outdoors
Eat under the shade of maple trees and enjoy snacking at our canteen
Play in two gymnasiums, two outdoor playgrounds, an indoor arena and Gaga ball pit.
Create art in our 5 studios, which are located in various locations; Creative activity centers are in the Madeline L’Engle library, ACT community center, Cathedral House Performing Art room, and Cathedral School building.
THE SEVEN CORE VALUES established by staff expressed through our actions, program events and staff training activities unify the staff approach in creating memorable and fun camp experiences for each child. Our seven core values are a love of LEARNING, achievement through TEAMWORK and partnerships, acceptance and recognition of DIVERSITY, a FUN and friendly environment, CHILD-CENTEREDNESS, ORGANIZED people and resources that provide a SAFE haven.
accessible by No. 1/9 Subway trains at 110th
& Broadway and the No.4,11 and 104 bus
lines less than 1 block from the entrance
area. For a map of the grounds and surrounding
areas see the
Location section of our site.
||Parking is not permitted on the grounds. Special vehicle pick-up on Amsterdam Avenue and drop-off arrangements can be coordinated ahead of time with the front office and security staff.
A.C.T. facilities are near St. Luke’s Hospital. NO CHILD will be permitted to check-in or participate in A.C.T.ivities without current medical forms and immunizations. The New York City Department of Health requires that each child has been given the immunizations as listed in the “forms” section of our website. Please review your child’s form for completeness. No child will be permitted to attend camp without the medical form submitted before the 1st day of camp. You may
download the Medical
Form from this site.
DAY (9:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M.): Except
on the first day of each session, campers
should arrive between 9:25 and 9:35 a.m.
Because the first half hour of each day
is used for orientation and planning, we
urge you to ensure that campers arrive on
DAY (8:00 -9:15 A.M. AND/OR 4:00-6:00
P.M.): Additional information will be forwarded
upon registration: All campers go directly
to the playground area and report to their
supervisor. On rainy days, campers are escorted
to the ACT gym in the Cathedral Undercroft.
(4:00 P.M.): Campers are dismissed from
a designated outdoor area. Some special
occasions require dismissal from the ACT
gym. Location of meeting sites will be posted
near the guard booth.
Groups are assigned to a group by limited age span. Request for pairing with a friend or sibling must be requested in writing at the time of registration. When possible, if appropriate and timely, we will try to meet parents pairing request. Campers are expected to make new friends and share in group goals as we emphasize the development of life skills through team building and group activities. We do not make an effort to keep children from the same school together. Enrollment as a pair cannot be guaranteed or be a condition of enrollment.