January 25, 2021

Dear Child’s Play NY Families, 

First and foremost, I hope this letter finds you and yours well.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought challenges in our lives, I am heartened by the resilience and fortitude all around us.  We give a huge standing ovation to the front-line workers who are keeping us safe, despite all odds, and are grateful to be part of such a strong and empathic community.

Now, more than ever, we need to tell stories, transform into characters, and experience the joy acting together

We are excited to share that we will be holding in-person camps in the summer of 2021. Our decision to do this is based on our success with working in-person with families throughout fall and winter. We are looking forward to expanding our offerings to families ready to meet in-person this summer.

Also, for summer 2021, there is a newly developed scholarship fund to support students and families affected by the pandemic. Please reach out to us about financial assistance, discounts and scholarships. If you are able, please consider making a donation at check-out to support the fund; no amount is too small and discounts will be passed on directly to families in need. 

Our utmost priority is the health and safety of our young people, their families and the educators of Child’s Play NY. To keep our community safe, we are adhering strictly to local COVID-19 guidelines. 

We will continue to listen to and adapt our procedures in compliance with the local standards. Should health and safety policies change, we will update ours accordingly, posting new information on the site and alerting enrolled families as well. 

As you familiarize yourself with our offerings, you will notice that: 

– Camp sessions run for one week.
– Groups are capped at 10 campers.
– Camps for ages 4-6 and 7-11 will meet for a full day (9a-3p).
– Camps for ages 3-5 meet for half-day (9a-12p).
– Two Child’s Play NY teaching artists will lead each group.
– The cost per session has risen to accommodate the smaller number of campers in each group. 

You can learn more here about our safety protocols for this summer’s in-person programsPlease familiarize yourself with our procedures and reach out with any questions.  

Looking forward to a joyful, connected and thrilling summer!

Sincerely, 

Jocelyn Greene
Founder of Child’s Play NY