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ConstructionKids' Vacation Camps are known for the dynamic projects kids build. Each program encourages collaboration as well as the advancement of individual building skills. As a group, we construct large-scale projects to play with in the workshop (or take outdoors); while individually each child is free to create smaller projects on his own. We teach safe, appropriate tool usage, along with drawing, painting, and creative play. Our goal is to foster each child's confidence, confidence that their skills at designing, making, repairing, and revising are unlimited—like their imaginations. Vacation camp is about having fun, making new friends, bonding with staff, and building really cool stuff.

What's new for Summer 2014? Locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn! More camps! Quick and easy daily drop off! Read about our summer camps here.
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WEEK-LONG SUMMER CAMPS 2014

Summer 2014 at ConstructionKids is going to be incredible. Due to popular demand, we will be offering camps at three locations: Brooklyn Navy Yard, The Blue School near the South Street Seaport (Manhattan), and our newest Brooklyn location, Industry City in Sunset Park. Each location will offer a variety of programs and be led by our experienced and nurturing staff. Click on a location to see the schedule and programs:
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Blue School
Industry City

More information about our new Industry City workshop here.

About Our Summer Camp Programs

ConstructionKids' Summer Camps are known for the dynamic projects kids build. Each program encourages collaboration as well as the advancement of individual building skills. As a group, we construct large-scale projects to play with in the workshop (or take outdoors); while individually each child is free to create smaller projects on his own. We teach safe, appropriate tool usage, along with drawing, painting, and creative play. Our goal is to foster each child's confidence, confidence that their skills at designing, making, repairing, and revising are unlimited—like their imaginations. Summer camp is about having fun, making new friends, bonding with staff, and building really cool stuff.

Register online, pay using PayPal or mail a check. We hold registrations for 10 days, pending full payment. We will send a Receipt/Confirmation email that includes general summer camp info (lunches, clothing, etcetera).

Our camp day is 9am to 4:00pm. Doors open for drop-off at 8:45. Extended days to 5:00pm are an extra $15/day. If interested, please add a note to the Comments section on the registration form.

Chaperoned Transportation
This summer ConstructionKids will be offering a low-cost chaperoned transportation service between the Barclays Center and both our Brooklyn Navy Yard and Industry City locations. Details about the transportation service coming soon.

Important Note About Age
Because of the nature of open registration, particular weeks may have a range of ages. We staff and arrange the workspace and activities accordingly. Our experience has been that children of different ages work well together and often make new friends. We will contact you if a week is disproportionately age- or gender-imbalanced.

At the younger end, children must have completed a pre-K full day program, be 4/5 years old, and entering K in fall 2014. Older children, up to grade 4, will be given special challenges and additional tools to learn, our workshop is full of interesting things to build and take apart which will certainly peek your child’s curiosity. 

Our Cancellation Policy
We do not refund or pro-rate fees. If you must cancel, up to 3 weeks prior to a camp's start date, we will attempt to fill your space from the wait list. A service fee of $75 per session will be deducted from the refund amount.

Read Our Summer Camp FAQ
Still looking for more information about our summer camp programs? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Summer Camp Programs by Location

 

WEEK-LONG SUMMER CAMPS AT BLDG92 IN THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD

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Vehicles Week, Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
June 16-20, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build small versions of things that roll, float and fly, as well as making go-carts that we learn to drive in our workshop. (Go-carts are for workshop use only and don't go home with kids.)
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Skateboards Week, Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
June 23-27, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$500
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
A popular classic! We design and build our own skateboards. We build up the wheels and trucks from scratch, and learn the parts and tools for fixing and adjusting. Then we learn how to ride (or sit—or both). This week is always a blast; it epitomizes summer fun.
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Buildings & Cities, Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
June 30-July 3 (4-day week), 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$400
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $50/4 days
In groups, we conceive our city, lay out a transportation grid, and build resources. We then connect to the other groups' cities and design infrastructure (bridges, airports, water systems, etc). Our cities evolve over the week to an expansive metropolis that fills our workshop.
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Building Big, Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
July 7-11, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build big buildings that we can play in: log cabins, playhouses, wigwams, the Empire State Building, etc. Our workshop will be filled with a new city, encompassing 400 years of North American architecture. A great complement to Buildings and Cities.
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TaPut! (Take Apart, Put Together), Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
July 14-18, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$500
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We will have a variety of common household things to take apart, explore what's inside, see how they work, and hopefully put back together! Toys, toasters, keyboards, coffeemakers, and a bike are just some of the possibilities. Children will learn to use the hand tools necessary for disassembly and how to approach the process of taking things apart.
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Games in Motion, Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
July 21-25, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build Rube Goldberg machines, pinball and foosball tables, mazes, maps, and a large maze/tunnel in the shop. It's a fun week of inventing and playing with stuff that moves.
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iBuild, iFilm, Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
July 28-Aug 1, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$500
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
Kids build projects that become creative play, a kind of storytelling. They then make backdrops (sets) and more props, we give them iPods and their creations become stop motion animation films. Children bring home their films and projects at week's end. Fee includes all materials, tools, and iPod touch use for the week.
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TaPut! (Take Apart, Put Together), Brooklyn Navy Yard
August 4-8, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$500
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We will have a variety of common household things to take apart, explore what's inside, see how they work, and hopefully put back together! Toys, toasters, keyboards, coffeemakers, and a bike are just some of the possibilities. Children will learn to use the hand tools necessary for disassembly and how to approach the process of taking things apart.
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Girls' Week, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Aug 11-15, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
A magical week in the workshop. Just girls, being smart, creative, and adventurous. We offer options from all the other weeks and choose our projects based on individual interests.
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Skateboards Weeks, Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
Aug 18-22, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$500
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
A popular classic! We design and build our own skateboards. We build up the wheels and trucks from scratch, and learn the parts and tools for fixing and adjusting. Then we learn how to ride (or sit—or both). This week is always a blast; it epitomizes summer fun.
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Buildings & Cities, Brooklyn Navy Yard—FULL
August 25-29, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $50/4 days
In groups, we conceive our city, lay out a transportation grid, and build resources. We then connect to the other groups' cities and design infrastructure (bridges, airports, water systems, etc). Our cities evolve over the week to an expansive metropolis that fills our workshop.
 

WEEK-LONG SUMMER CAMPS AT THE BLUE SCHOOL

ConstructionKids is proud to offer 8 vacation camps at The Blue School. Camp weeks run Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm. Drop off starts at 8:45am. An extended day until 5pm is available for an extra $15 per day. The Blue School is located at 241 Water Street, New York, NY 10038.
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iBuild, iFilm, Part 1, Blue School
July 7-11, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$600
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
Kids build projects that become creative play, a kind of storytelling. They then make backdrops (sets) and more props, we give them iPods and their creations become stop motion animation films. Children bring home their films and projects at week's end. Fee includes all materials, tools, and iPod touch use for the week. NOTE: children must be entering 2nd grade in the fall of 2014 or older.
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Skateboards Week, Blue School—FULL
July 7-11, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$600
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
A popular classic! We design and build our own skateboards. We build up the wheels and trucks from scratch, and learn the parts and tools for fixing and adjusting. Then we learn how to ride (or sit—or both). This week is always a blast; it epitomizes summer fun. NOTE: children must be entering 1st grade in the fall of 2014 or older.
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iBuild, iFilm, Part 2, Blue School
July 14-18, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$600
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
Kids build projects that become creative play, a kind of storytelling. They then make backdrops (sets) and more props, we give them iPods and their creations become stop motion animation films. Children bring home their films and projects at week's end. Fee includes all materials, tools, and iPod touch use for the week. NOTE: children must be entering 2nd grade in the fall of 2014 or older.
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Buildings & Cities, Blue School—FULL
July 14-18, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$600
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
In groups, we conceive our city, lay out a transportation grid, and build resources. We then connect to the other groups' cities and design infrastructure (bridges, airports, water systems, etc). Our cities evolve over the week to an expansive metropolis that fills our workshop.
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Vehicles Week, Blue School—FULL
July 21-25, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$600
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
We build small versions of things that roll, float and fly, as well as making go-carts that we learn to drive in our workshop. (Go-carts are for workshop use only and don't go home with kids.)
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Building Big, Blue School—FULL
July 21-25, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$600
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
We build big buildings that we can play in: log cabins, playhouses, wigwams, the Empire State Building, etc. Our workshop will be filled with a new city, encompassing 400 years of North American architecture. A great complement to Buildings and Cities.
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Skateboards Week, Blue School—FULL
July 28-Aug 1 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$600
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
A popular classic! We design and build our own skateboards. We build up the wheels and trucks from scratch, and learn the parts and tools for fixing and adjusting. Then we learn how to ride (or sit—or both). This week is always a blast; it epitomizes summer fun. NOTE: children must be entering 1st grade in the fall of 2014 or older.
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Games in Motion, Blue School—FULL
July 28-Aug 1 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$600
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
We build Rube Goldberg machines, pinball and foosball tables, mazes, maps, and a large maze/tunnel in the shop. It's a fun week of inventing and playing with stuff that moves.
 

WEEK-LONG SUMMER CAMPS AT INDUSTRY CITY

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ConstructionKids is proud to offer 7 vacation camps at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Camp weeks run Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm. Drop off starts at 8:45am. An extended day until 5pm is available for an extra $15 per day. The exact location of the workshops will be announced soon, but it will be a short walk from the 36th Street subway stop (D, N, R); escorted express subway from Barclays Center will also be available. Details coming soon. More information about our Industry City workshop here.
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Skateboards Week, Industry City, 4 DAYS
June 30-July 3, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$450
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
A popular classic! We design and build our own skateboards. We build up the wheels and trucks from scratch, and learn the parts and tools for fixing and adjusting. Then we learn how to ride (or sit—or both). This week is always a blast; it epitomizes summer fun.
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Skateboards Week, Industry City
July 7-11, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$500
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
A popular classic! We design and build our own skateboards. We build up the wheels and trucks from scratch, and learn the parts and tools for fixing and adjusting. Then we learn how to ride (or sit—or both). This week is always a blast; it epitomizes summer fun.
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Vehicles Week, Industry City
July 7-11, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build small versions of things that roll, float and fly, as well as making go-carts that we learn to drive in our workshop. (Go-carts are for workshop use only and don't go home with kids.)
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Vehicles Week, Industry City
July 14-18, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build small versions of things that roll, float and fly, as well as making go-carts that we learn to drive in our workshop. (Go-carts are for workshop use only and don't go home with kids.)
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Buildings & Cities, Industry City
July 21-25, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
In groups, we conceive our city, lay out a transportation grid, and build resources. We then connect to the other groups' cities and design infrastructure (bridges, airports, water systems, etc). Our cities evolve over the week to an expansive metropolis that fills our workshop.
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Building Big, Industry City
July 21-July 25, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build big buildings that we can play in: log cabins, playhouses, wigwams, the Empire State Building, etc. Our workshop will be filled with a new city, encompassing 400 years of North American architecture. A great complement to Buildings and Cities.
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Skateboards Week, Industry City
July 28-Aug 1, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$500
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day
A popular classic! We design and build our own skateboards. We build up the wheels and trucks from scratch, and learn the parts and tools for fixing and adjusting. Then we learn how to ride (or sit—or both). This week is always a blast; it epitomizes summer fun.
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Building Big, Industry City
July 28-August 1, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build big buildings that we can play in: log cabins, playhouses, wigwams, the Empire State Building, etc. Our workshop will be filled with a new city, encompassing 400 years of North American architecture. A great complement to Buildings and Cities.
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Games in Motion, Industry City
August 4-8, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build Rube Goldberg machines, pinball and foosball tables, mazes, maps, and a large maze/tunnel in the shop. It's a fun week of inventing and playing with stuff that moves.
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Vehicles Week, Industry City
August 4-8, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build small versions of things that roll, float and fly, as well as making go-carts that we learn to drive in our workshop. (Go-carts are for workshop use only and don't go home with kids.)
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Buildings & Cities, Industry City
August 11-15, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
In groups, we conceive our city, lay out a transportation grid, and build resources. We then connect to the other groups' cities and design infrastructure (bridges, airports, water systems, etc). Our cities evolve over the week to an expansive metropolis that fills our workshop.
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Vehicles Week, Industry City
August 18-22, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build small versions of things that roll, float and fly, as well as making go-carts that we learn to drive in our workshop. (Go-carts are for workshop use only and don't go home with kids.)
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Games in Motion, Industry City
Aug 25-29, 9am-4:00pm, drop off begins at 8:45am
$475
Extended day 4:00-5:00pm, $15/day or $55/week
We build Rube Goldberg machines, pinball and foosball tables, mazes, maps, and a large maze/tunnel in the shop. It's a fun week of inventing and playing with stuff that moves.