Activities

Physically Active

Nature Oriented

A new adventure every day

kimsKidsHoriz

Physically Active

Nature Oriented

A new adventure every day

Hiking

Considering we live in a huge metropolitan area, it’s surprising how much hiking one can do within the city’s borders.  We clamber over rock out-croppings, sit alongside rushing streams and feel far removed from the city.

Activities
hike
Hiking and Rock Climbing

Swimming

Kim’s Kids takes advantage of the numerous choices for swimming in and around New York City. We like to vary our swims. Riis Beach is a favorite for jumping waves and swimming in the ocean.  We use two pools; one located on the Palisades where the water is icy cold and another at a private, spring fed pool in New Jersey containing a sandy beach.  Shallow wading areas, for our non-swimmers are a must in both of these pools. For more advanced swimmers there is a diving board and slide.

B167DF61-A0DF-49CD-9562-6A8D9BAD912C
swimming2
Activities

Brooklyn Bridge & Chinatown

We begin our walk on the Brooklyn side of the bridge while counselors point out the bridge’s distinctive features along with the magnificent views of New York.  As we continue along, the children are treated to explanations of how this suspension bridge was constructed as well as problems faced in building this edifice in the late 1800’s. We follow this walk with lunch in Chinatown at one of their many authentic Chinese restaurants.  The meal is predetermined and served family style. And, after spending our summer sitting on grass and rocks, eating our meals out of lunch boxes, there is something special about being in an air conditioned restaurant, sitting on chairs, at a table while served delicious food by a waiter.

Chinatown
bridge2
bridge4

Zoos and Museums

Here in New York, we are fortunate to have one of the great zoos of the world. Besides viewing the animals at the Bronx Zoo, we always add to our excursion one or two of the many paid attractions, like the train through ‘Wild Asia’ or maybe a ride on a camel. And what could be more exciting about living in New York City than taking advantage of the many museums intended for children?  The Hall of Science in Queens, the Museum of Natural History, the Staten Island Children’s Museum are just some of the museums we might call upon.

65883165_1516556868493128_3335296152659558400_o
Activities
zoo

Playground Hopping

Robert Moses might have built many of the playgrounds in New York but he would be amazed by the improvements the city has made.  They are no longer simple climbing apparatus with a few swings.  They are now a cornucopia of equipment designed to excite the children’s imagination.  They contain a never ending variety of shapes, sizes and functions. Being a travel camp we take advantage of many of them, spending at least two of our days hopping from one to another.  Of course getting wet in the sprinklers is just an added treat.

Activities
Activities
67082067_1525974120884736_2304275084157648896_o

Sesame Place

Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania is just an hour and three quarters from Brooklyn.  It is the highlight of our summer trips.  There are a myriad of water slides for all different ages along with two different pools, one a wave pool ideal for five year olds.  Although the name invokes the television show for young children, Sesame Place has offerings for all our campers, regardless of age.

sesame2
sesame3
sesame

A Sample Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Hike

Swim

Bowling

Bronx Zoo

Swim

Swim

Swim

Ice Skating

Hike

Amusement Park

Swim

Bowling

Playground Hopping
Brooklyn

Arts & Crafts

Swim

Swim

Ice Skating

Hike

Swim

Playground Hopping
Manhattan

Museum

Swim

Brooklyn Bridge & Chinatown

Swim

Swim

Museum

Bowling

Swim

Sesame Place

Breakfast at IKEA & Movie

Week 1

Hike
Swim
Bowling
Bronx Zoo

Week 2

Swim
Swim
Ice Skating
Hike
Amusement Park

Week 3

Swim
Bowling
Playground Hopping – Brooklyn
Arts & Crafts
Swim

Week 4

Swim
Ice Skating
Hike
Swim
Rock Climb

Week 5

Museum
Swim
Brooklyn Bridge & Chinatown
Swim
Swim

Week 6

Museum
Bowling
Swim
Sesame Place
Breakfast at Ikea and Movies