CAMBA operates eleven after-school and six summer camp programs in New York City, serving almost 2,400 children in elementary and middle schools. The impact of these programs cannot be overstated. Children who attend after-school programs and summer enrichment camps do significantly better in school academically, socially, and emotionally. For working parents in low-income communities, after-school programs provide a safe and rewarding place for their children while they are earning a living to support their families.
Programs operate during the school year, in the summer, and on most school holidays. Depending on location, we offer environmental, conservation, arts, violence and drug prevention, and music therapy programs with public and private partners. We also partner with the Fresh Air Fund, conducting registration services for their summer programs.
Online Registration for After School & Evening Programs During COVID-19, our CAMBA After School and Community Center programs continue to serve youth and families. Due to safety guidelines, we are operating with a limited capacity for in-person services, but we're also offering online workshops and activities for youth and adults. Please watch the... Learn More
While each program is unique and tailored to the needs of the children and the school where it is located, there is a core set of offerings that is common to all of our after-school programs for elementary school children. This programming includes supper and socialization; homework help; science, technology,... Learn More
SONYC (School’s Out NYC) program activities include supper and socialization, homework help, club-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), literacy, creative arts, and sports activities. CAMBA also partners with Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on a Music Therapy program, and the National Book Foundation on the BookUp program. We’re also pleased... Learn More
CAMBA’s summer camps provide young people with the opportunity to grow in more ways than academic learning; these camps also provide important socialization for the students. The camps offer a combination of social services, recreational and educational activities. Daily schedules include fun activities, hands-on learning experiences, field trips, and exciting... Learn More
Fresh Air Fund
CAMBA partners with the Fresh Air Fund to register youth for the Fund’s free summer camps at CAMBA’s after-school program sites.
Two categories of summer camp are available: Friendly Town (home-stays) — kids 6-12 stay with a host family, and General Camp — for girls 8-12 and boys 8-15. Please check with your after-school program staff.