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Camp Funkist

Summer Camps

Camp Funkist









Children turning four years old through teenagers (co-ed).
Early drop off and late pick up until 6:00pm is available.
Eight (8) week program starting June 26, 2017.
Minimum of 2 weeks required.

2017 Summer Calendar
Our calendar lists
trip dates, camp showdates and other special events.

2017 Group Schedules.
Click on each group below to view current weekly schedule. Note, schedules are subject to change at any time.
All Stars 1
& All Stars 2
Little Funkist 1 & Little Funkist 2
Blazers 1 & Blazers 2
Funkist Plus

Parent Handbook: Our handbook provides details on camp operations. Click here to download.

For decades, children from the greater Westchester community have grown up at this summer camp. Our program continues to evolve and we excited to be adding a "Recreation Cove" with hands on outdoor games that support independent and nled play.

Our integrated musical theater arts program will present Shrek and Seussical.

Looking towards the Olympics, our sports program will incorporate more opportunities for individual skill building as well as teamwork.  

Rockets (for children turning 4 by 12/31/2017) helps start preschoolers on the road to summer camp success.

Lower Camp (Kindergarten through 2nd grade.) Groups are: Little Funkist, All Stars, Blazers 
Our goal is to offer a safe, non-competitive environment for young children that provides opportunities for engagement and building great summer memories. Activity specials include science, gymnastics, sports and games, visual arts and music that are engaging and fun!  

Upper Camp (3rd grade and up)  Groups are: Champions, Dynamos, Eagles and Funkist Plus
Science, sports, music, visual arts all have a new look in our Upper Camp. Our science specialist engages the campers with new science activities each week; fencing has been added to the sports rotation; with a new element added for 2017 - Recreation Cove - featuring friendly outdoor games easily accessible for everyone; finally, campers will have unique opportunities to participate in our summer productions through music, art, stagecraft and dance activities.


C.I.T. Leadership Program (Ages 15) Limited space is available in the program. Preference is given to campers signing up for all 8 weeks and to former Funkist campers.

Our C.I.T program becomes more formal in 2015 as a newly designed leadership development program. C.I.T’s will learn important skills from teaching, lesson plans, interview skills, water safety and first aid skills. They will engage with camp groups and specialists, in learning how to become compassionate and competent Counselors-in-Training. Trips and fun activities will also be incorporated. Must register for at least 4 weeks for the C.I.T program.

Visual Arts & Stagecraft -  Our art specialists lead this exciting component of our camp productions. As campers learn and create elements of set design, scenery and build their own props, they will also learn fundamentals of painting, drawing and visual arts. Stand alone art projects are incorporated into the production themes so that all campers from our youngest to our oldest groups have a chance to explore their own creativity while group projects bring them together as a team. Our specialists have experience teaching art to young children and with theater productions.

Musical Theater & Dance - Ashley Greer .   Ashley joined Camp Funkist in 2015 as the Musical Theater Specialist. She comes to the YWCA with prior experience in running drama and dance programs at Camp Tonawandah in North Caroline. Ashley currently teaches dance, acting and music to young children at Dimensions on State & The Dance Studio of Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of Adrian College with a degree in Musical Theatre/Communications. 

Sports Program:  Led by a qualified Sports Specialist, the sports program is geared to get everyone involved. How the game is played is emphasized more than who wins, and fun for everyone is the goal! In addition, Backyard Sports provides robust developmental activities that offer instruction and fun. 

Swimming: Our nationally recognized, year-round aquatics program turns its focus toward camp during the summer.  Campers receive instructional time with certified teachers who have years of experience working with children of all ages.

Trips: Once a session, every camp group (with the exception of Little Funkist) will have the opportunity to enjoy trips off-site. The older campers and the younger campers will often visit different locations to ensure that all age groups get the most out of their camp “vacations”.  Trips in the past have included: The Bronx Zoo, The Norwalk Aquarium, Build-A-Bear, Playland Park, Splashdown, Sportsworld, and the Yorktown Community Theatre.

StaffWe maintain staffing ratios higher than the mandated ratios.  Age groups are divided into teams under the direct supervision of enthusiastic counselors. Many of our counselors have multiple years of instruction at Camp Funkist and often, were campers themselves.

Enrichment Specialists: We offer specialized instruction using in-house camp staff and consulting partners who join us weekly to bring an array of enrichment programming to our campers. 

Contact Us:  As always, we are happy to speak with you in person about your child’s needs and to answer any questions that you may have about these summer programs. You may email us at, or call the Camp Funkist Office at (914) 949-6227 ext. 168.

Special Needs Services: The YWCA's mission and philosophy reflects the policy of inclusion. We make every reasonable accomodation necessary to enroll children with disabilities into our program. If determined elligible, the child can receive support services integrated into the everyday program. Please note however, the YWCA has limited resources for these services. We recommend that families with special needs children contact the Camp Director as soon as possible to identify the specific support services and availability of same. Once these slots are allotted, we may not be able to accept additional campers with special needs.