It’s the ideal choice for campers ages 5 to 12 who want to pursue lots of interests! Whether they want to learn, improve and compete in a sport, work on their art skills, or just have fun and make new friends it’s all available at NYC All-City Sports & Arts Camp.
Conveniently located on Roosevelt Island, the camp offers six core activities–tennis, soccer, softball, basketball, swimming and arts and crafts—that teach basic ﬁtness, sports and arts skills.
Each week the Arts Program will focus on a theme such as Carnival, Technology, Mini Makers or New York, New York. Campers will build art projects related to the theme, topped off with a group event each Friday—an art exhibition, movie screening or carnival. Kids can also look forward to a specialty art workshop each day, such as Kite Making, Mask Making, Mono Printing, Shadow Puppets, Book Making, Finger Knitting, Origami, Handmade Paper, Candle Making, Papier-Mâché bowls, Cross-Stitch and Marble Paper.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an Advantage Camp without tennis! Younger campers will love our QuickStart tennis, played using smaller courts, shorter racquets and slower bouncing balls. They learn basic strokes, scoring, strategy and sportsmanship. Older campers will play on the championship courts at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.
There’s also time in the pool with instructional or recreational swimming. Plus basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag and more! All activities come with a high level of supervision and engagement, thanks to our ratio of 1 staff member to every 6 campers, and take place at Roosevelt Island Sports Park, Roosevelt Island Racquet Club and nearby athletic fields.
Camp runs in weekly sessions from June 13 to September 2. We invite you to choose the weeks that work for your family and your schedule, consecutively or individually.
Director and Staff
Xavier Luna is the Director of Junior Tennis for the Advantage Tennis Clubs, Camps and the QuickStart Programs. He is also Director for all other Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Programs and Camps. 2015 will be his tenth summer in this role. Xavier has over 30 years’ experience in tennis, commencing as a ranked junior. He was the Director of Junior Programs at Stadium Racquet Club, the owner and founder of Metro Tennis Academy, and has held many other positions in the tennis industry. Xavier inspires players with his love of tennis and his professional skills, which keep campers returning year after year.
Claudio Armandi is the Director of the Advantage All-City Sports & Arts Camp. He is an experienced Camp Director and Tennis Professional. Recognized as an expert in the area of Junior Tennis Program development, Claudio has conducted staff development and coaches training workshops for school programs, community organizations, tennis clubs, and professional organizations. Claudio was the recipient of 2014/15 USPTA Eastern Pro of the Year Award. He was also named the 2014/15 USPTA New England Youth Coach of the Year and the 2014/15 PTR Connecticut Pro of the Year. Claudio is a USPTA and PTR Certified Tennis Profreesional.
The Advantage All-City Sports & Arts Camp is unmatched in the NY Metro region. Where else can you get all this?
- Olympic sized swimming pool in the Roosevelt Island Sports Park
- Outdoor sports ﬁelds for softball, soccer, and other fun activities like Capture the Flag, Wallball, and Ultimate Frisbee
- Large gymnasium for indoor games including basketball and QuickStart Tennis
- Tennis instruction and play for the senior campers at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
- Lunches provided by the River Walk Restaurant on Roosevelt Island
- The city’s Premier youth tennis programs at the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club, with 12 Har-Tru indoor air conditioned courts with a spectacular view of the East River and the Manhattan skyline
The camp offers one week sessions for the weeks of June 13, 20, 27, July 5, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, available individually or consecutively.
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday|
|8:30 – 9:00||Drop-Off|
|9:00 – 9:30||Daily Orientation|
|9:30 – 10:25||Indoor or Outdoor Sports Activities|
|10:25 – 10:35||Snack Break|
|10:35 – 11:30||Arts and Crafts / Sports Activities|
|11:30 – 12:30||Lunch|
|12:30 – 01:30||QuickStart Tennis in the Gymnasium or Tennis at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club|
|1:30 – 02:45||Instructional or Recreational Swimming|
|2:45 – 03:45||Arts and Crafts / Sports Activities|
|3:45 – 04:00||Wrap-up, prepare to depart|
|4:00 – 04:15||Departure|
|Full Day Sessions
Monday – Friday, 9AM to 4PM
$665 per week for one to three weeks
$615 per week for four or more weeks
Monday – Friday, 9AM to Noon
$440 per week for one to three weeks
$410 per week for four or more weeks
Door to door transportation is available from Manhattan for $250 per child per week.
The Advantage All-City Sports and Arts Camp takes place on Roosevelt Island at the Roosevelt Island Sports Park, the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club and at nearby athletic fields. The Roosevelt Island Tram, from 60th Street & 2nd Avenue, stops adjacent to the Racquet Club. The F Subway stops two blocks north of the Sports Park and Racquet Club.
What to Bring to Camp
Tennis racquet, bathing suit, towel, a change of clothes and change if extra snacks or drinks are desired.
There is a 10% sibling discount for the second or third child in a family.
Fees include all tennis activities, lunch for full day campers, snacks, swimming, and outdoor sports.
Sales Tax, if applicable, is not included in the fees. All campers receive a camp T-shirt.
For Additional Information
Claudio Armandi, Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
212.935.0250 ext 818
Xavier Luna at email@example.com or
212.935.0250 ext 811
Gordon Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org or
212.935.0250 ext 825