Camp Corlears

Urban Explorers Camp


Camper Age

Urban Explorers camp is intended for children entering a 2nd through 6th Grade classroom in September 2019.


  • Corlears School

  • 324 West 15th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

  • Corlears is easily accessible by the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, F, M, and L subway lines.

Session Length and Dates

  • Urban Explorers is offering one eight-day session, from Mon., June 24 - Wed., July 3.

Camp Hours

  • 9:00am - 3:00pm

  • Earlybird care is available beginning at 8:30am, for a cost of $5/day.

  • Aftercamp care is available until 6:00pm, for a cost of $15/day.

Camp Cost

  • $1,225 for the eight-day session

Come hang with us at Urban Explorers this summer!

Come hang with us at Urban Explorers this summer!

… And a few other FAQs

  • Who are the counselors? Our Urban Explorers counselors are Dora Rice and Sara Nixon. Dora and Sara both work as head teachers in the 8/9s at Corlears.

  • What sort of activities will my child participate in at Urban Explorers? Urban Explorers campers will do just that -- explore our urban environment! Campers will travel to various natural settings around the city, such as parks and waterways, then take what they’ve seen and observed as the inspiration for various large-scale art projects. They’ll also be plenty of time for outdoor play and recreation, community building, and swim!

  • How does swim work? Our Urban Explorers campers will head to the McBurney YMCA (a ten-minute walk from Corlears) for swimming three times — Tuesday, June 25, Thursday, June 27, and Tuesday, July 2. The YMCA provides experienced lifeguards and swim instructors, who help to sort campers into small groups based on their age and experience. At each swim period, campers will enjoy a 30-minute session of aquatic instruction and recreation in the YMCA’s heated, indoor pool.

  • What if my child doesn’t know how to swim? That’s no problem! We expect many campers may have limited swimming experience prior to joining the camp. Children who are totally new (or fairly new) will start with basic skills, and be aided by floaties and pool noodles to help acclimate them to the water.

  • How does lunch work? Campers must bring their own lunch with them each day, that does not require refrigeration or heating. Please remember that Corlears is a nut-free facility.

  • What about snack? Snack will be provided for all students -- parents need not pack snack for their child.

  • Will my child receive an awesome Camp Corlears tee shirt? Why yes! Sorry, we only have shirts for campers, not parents.