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Horace Mann Day Camp

Now in our 46th year, the Horace Mann Day Camp offers activities in athletics, arts & crafts, performing arts, dance, gymnastics, and swimming. Field trips and special events round out our excellent program. Located in suburban Riverdale on an eighteen acre hilltop campus, the Horace Mann Day Camp is dedicated to providing the very finest learning and playing environment. The rewards of participation are both immediate and enduring.

General Information

Dates: June 27, 2016 through July 29, 2016

Camp Rates:

Full-Five Week Session ........................................... $3,355.00

Flexible Week Options:
Session One:    (June 27 - July 1) .............................. $695.00
Session Two:    (July 5 - July 8 - 4 days) .................... $575.00
Session Three:  (July 11 - July 15) ............................. $695.00
Session Four:    (July 18 - July 22) ............................. $695.00
Session Five:     (July 25 - July 29) ............................. $695.00
Camp will be closed July 4, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Nutritious hot and cold lunches included with camp fees.
Phone:  718-432-3823

Camp Divisions

Our two camp divisions are specially designed to meet the needs of campers in age appropriate activities. An associate director oversees the staff and program offerings. Campers are placed in groups according to the grade they are entering as of Fall 2016.

Junior Division

Junior Division is for children entering kindergarten through second grade. Our junior campers will enjoy exciting experiences which include daily swimming instruction and/or water play, creative movement, games, introduction to sport skills, tennis, gymnastics, arts and crafts, drama, music, and playground exploration. Rest periods and snacks are included at strategic times.
Counselor to Camper Ratio of 1:6.

Intermediate Division

The Intermediate Division is for children entering grades 3-4. The intermediate program is designed to encourage campers to develop skills and interests in a wide range of activities and sports. Activities include daily instructional and recreational swimming, sport instruction, organized play, arts & crafts and a recreation room.
Counselor to Camper Ratio of 1:9.


Memorable experiences are provided by dedicated staff from the Horace Mann community. Each of our specialty coordinators are highly trained educators in the area of their expertise. They are assisted by students and graduates of Horace Mann School, many of them former campers.

Health Care

The Horace Mann School nurse provides all the needs of medical services throughout the summer. A Horace Mann camp medical form will be included with your formal camp packet. This form must be filled out by a licensed physician. The form must be returned prior to your child's first day at camp. Physical examinations prior to September 1, 2015 are not acceptable. A record of immunization is required by the NYC Board of Health.

Trips & Special Events

As part of our day camp experience, each division takes special trips within the tri-state area. Both educational and recreational sites are visited.

Past trips and special events have included:

  • Rye Playland
  • Build-a-Bear
  • Parents Visiting Day
  • Bronx or Central Park Zoo
  • Wave Hill
  • Barbeque Friday's
  • Themed Programming


The campus of the Horace Mann School offers a variety of academic, athletic and recreational facilities that support the day camp program.

  • 4 Lane Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • 3 Gymnasiums
  • Recreation Room
  • Multiple Natural Grass and Turf Playing Fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria/Dining Room
  • Theater
  • Arts & Crafts Studios
  • 7 Outdoor Tennis Courts

There will be Saturday morning tours of campus grounds for children and parents in February.  Please call the camp office for an appointment.   718-432-3823.


Still interested in enrolling?  Contact Day Camp Office at 718-432-3823.

Click here to register electronically - 2016 Camp Application

Click here for the SuperTrans NY Transportation Form

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