Riverside Summer Camp 2020


We Believe in Summer!

Igniting the Spark of Genius in Every Camper

Riverside Summer Camp Programs embrace the same philosophy as Dwight School, which customizes the experience for each student based on individual interests and passions. Through a wide range of age-appropriate programming children can explore, discover what they enjoy doing, and pursue that passion while also making friends and having fun!

“Dwight is committed to developing the whole child mind and body

and we believe that camp provides a crucial opportunity for kids to

focus on activities they can’t get to in the classroom.” - Chancellor Stephen Spahn 

Small Wonder Summer Program 2020

June 15 - July 2

For our smallest Lions ages 1 - 2.5

Our Small Wonder Summer classes include art, music, gym activities, story time, and so much more! Space is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

During the summer session, we will be offering morning classes for children ages 1-2.5 to attend with a parent or caregiver. Classes are available Monday-Thursday, 9-11 am.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please email Lori Taylor, Small Wonder administrator, at ltaylor@dwight.edu.

Riverside Summer Camp:
June 15 - July 23

Open to current Dwight Preschool students in

the Twos, Threes, and
Pre-K Programs

Summer programming is designed for current Dwight Preschool students ages 2-5. Classes are grouped by age and led by our preschool & kindergarten teachers. Children enjoy hands-on, creative activities, both indoors and outdoors, and lessons are planned around weekly themes.

Creation stations and science exploration activities are set up in a dedicated room where students work on daily sculpting and pottery, watercolor, collage and craft-making, building, cooking, and experimental projects. Daily music and movement activities include sports games, nature walks, and outdoor playtime in Riverside Park to enhance play and instruction.

Session A

This three-week program runs from

Monday, June 15 through Thursday, July 2.

Mondays- Thursdays 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: $2,450

Week 1 - Fleet Week: Campers splash into summer by learning about water travel, mapping out a fun pirate adventure. We will build our own pirate ships and visit the pier to spot other water vehicles. We close the week with a pirate feast after collecting our class-made jewels and gems for our treasure chests.


Week 2 - Young Olympians: Athletes will spend the week learning about  the Olympic games and practicing basic basketball, soccer, volleyball, and track skills. We will close the week with our very own Olympic games in Riverside Park!

Week 3 - Animal Explorations: Children will spend the week learning about animal life, their habitats, and creating art inspired by their favorite animals. An animal educator and her animal friends from The Nature of Things will visit campers.

Session B

This three-week program runs from

Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 23.

Mondays- Thursdays 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: $2,450

Week 3 -  Ocean Life: Campers learn about their classroom sea animals (lobster, shark, stingray, seal, etc.), their habitats, and lifestyle. We will explore ocean life through fun water experiments and classroom activities.

Week 4 -  Around the World: Students will make their own passports and learn about different countries by using their five senses to experience music, art, food, and games from around the world.

Week 5 - Outer Space: Our young space cadets will learn about some of the wonders of the universe including stars, planets, and space travel.

Sessions A & B:
 Monday, June 16 through Thursday, July 23
Mondays- Thursdays 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Save by signing up for all six weeks!

Fee: $4,700

Sign up by March 15 to lock in
the early-bird price: $4,100

Five Fun Fridays:
Add-on option fee: $1,000

June 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

This option is available to students ages 3 and up.
A mixed-age group class will meet on Fridays for outdoor activities,
including trips to the museum and play time in Riverside Park.

More information on programming will be available in
February when bookings are confirmed.


Are there any requirements to register for summer camp?

Who will be my child’s teacher?

Are meals provided?

What will my child need to bring to camp each day?

      A COMPLETE change of clothes, including shoes

     A reusable water bottle, which can be left in the classroom for the duration of camp if you choose

      A towel, which teachers will hang to dry after returning from the playground


     Apply sunscreen

     Send your child to camp already wearing his/her bathing suit

     Bring waterproof shoes as well as sneakers

     Bring a pair of underwear for your child to change into after playground time

Who can pick up my child from camp?

●   All parents and caregivers should be listed as authorized pick-ups and must wear a School-issued lanyard. We require advance notice, in writing, of any changes to pick-up.

Can I request a class or teacher for the summer?

Do you send out weekly newsletters or classroom updates?

Don’t see your question listed here? Feel free to contact me at Cmendez@dwight.edu or 212-724-6360 ext. 748.