Give your child a summer full of fun with Oasis Summer Camps! At Oasis, we give campers the opportunity to be active, think creatively and discover new friendships that will last a lifetime. Here at Oasis we offer three different types of summer camps; a traditional summer day camp program for children between the ages of five and eleven, Early Start Imagination Camp for Pre-K campers ages 3-5.
Our Early Start Imagination Camp day is designed to meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of our Early Start Campers. For most children, camp means a set of “firsts,” this is especially true for our youngest campers—the first time playing with others, the first time learning to swim, and the first time riding a bus. The Oasis Early Start Imagination Camp program strives to create a nurturing transition into the camp environment, working hard to make both our families and campers feel safe. The ESIC campers are ages 3-5 who have not yet started Kindergarten and are fully potty trained. The Early Start Imagination Camp schedule is modified to meet the needs and skill level of our youngest campers. Being a larger camp, Early Start campers also have opportunities to participate in special events and activities with the entire camp community.
Our Teen Travel program is for young adventurers going into the seventh, eight, and ninth grade (approx. 12-14 years old). Spending the summer at Oasis gives these teens the opportunity to form lasting friendships, while creating amazing memories that will last a lifetime. Oasis' Teen Travel program is both enriching and fun; an excellent opportunity for young adventurers to broaden their horizons. With Oasis Teen Travel, travelers find themselves on an exciting adventure every day. Teens will explore museums, visit area beaches, go to baseball games, amusement parks, enjoy interactive workshops with talented professionals, and more. Teen Travel campers also participate in community service projects that teach them the value of giving back to their communities. Teens leave Oasis with a new appreciation for their surroundings, as well as learning new skills and forming meaningful friendships. The skills they attain in this program can be applied in all aspects of their lives and will help them become stronger, more invested leaders both in school and in their communities. Teen Travel also includes overnight camp excursions and late-night socials! During overnights campers sing songs around the camp fire, make s'mores, and sleep under the stars! During evening events our teens eat, dance, and socialize with friends both new and old.
In all of our programs daily activities and trips are centered on Creative & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Swimming, Athletics, and Team-building. With our exciting and varied programming, your child will never be bored.
Our ability to provide exceptional summer programming is due to our highly-trained, dedicated staff. Our camp leadership staff is a team of educators, child development specialists, and health and safety staff. The instructor staff consists of teachers, teaching artists, and experienced athletes, with extensive experience leading activities in their specialty area. Recreational and instructional swim periods are held daily, led by certified aquatics staff and lifeguards. Group Leaders are educated, college-aged students, all of whom possess a strong desire to work with children and be positive role models. At Oasis, we strive to deliver high-quality camp programming tailored to the needs of our campers and families. Aside from our carefully crafted academies, we offer optional transportation, early drop off, late pick up, hot lunches, and flexible enrollment. Our customized programs help us provide memorable summer camp experiences that leave children and families wanting more.
Meet the Director
| || |
Central Park Upper Camp director-Mark Blackman is entering his 14th
full summer working at summer camp, and his fourth at Oasis in Central Park.
After ten years at sleep away camp as a counselor, leadership coordinator,
and program director, he has spent the last three years as the operations
director at Oasis in Central Park. Now, he is thrilled to be entering his second
summer as the Upper Camp director. Blackman knows that this is going to be
one of the best summers Oasis in Central Park has ever seen! Go camp!
| || |
Central Park Lower Camp director-Taylor Breen is happy to be
returning to Oasis for her eighth year, her second as Early Start
and Lower Camp director! Taylor is certified in art education K-12
and has her masters in general and special education (first-sixth grades),
from Hunter College. In Taylor's free time she loves to bake, travel,
take pictures, and snowboard. Her favorite part about camp is dress up
days! Her favorite cheer is Little Red Wagon.