Eights / Nines Field Trips (Not in Use)

All Homegroups take a field trip once a week. Trips take place on Fridays, except for the last trip of the season, which is Wednesday, August 1st.

We take air-conditioned, chartered buses to age-appropriate locations for activities that are educational and lots of fun. Our priority is to take trips that give campers the opportunity to be in a natural setting or a museum worth exploring as a group. In order to maintain a very safe adult to camper ratio, Specialists accompany Homegroups as additional adults on field trips. For Sevens on trips we maintain a 1 to 4, to 1 to 5 counselor to camper relationship. For this reason, we do not ask for parents or caregivers to accompany groups on trips.


Field Trip Schedule 2018: 


Session One:
June 29th: Aviator Sports
July 6th: Liberty Science Center

Session Two:
July 13th: Improv-4-Kids
July 20th: Hudson Play

Session Three:
July 27th: Victorian Gardens
August 1st: Block Party

Eights / Nines Program Overview

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Eights / Nines Program Description

Children in our Eights and Nines program are divided into Homegroups. Children in the Eights are going into third grade in the fall and Nines into fourth grade in the fall. 

The camp day for 8/9’s is 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday. Registration is by two-week sessions.  The camp program for children in the Eights/Nines includes organized activities and outdoor time with their Homegroups, Choice Classes which they select according to their interests, and weekly field trips.

Our Musical Theater Workshop ,Specialty Camp is offered to our Nines campers.  Visit the Specialty Camp section of this website for more details.

When registering, parents choose a Homegroup for their child. A Homegroup is a consistent place, team of teachers, and group of children that meet over the course of camp. For example, we may have two or three Eights Homegroups (“Eights A” and “Eights B” etc…).

Homegroup Time

Homegroup time  Homegroup time

Homegroup room doors open at 8:50am. Activities are set up throughout the room in order to engage children in the beginning of the camp day. The camp day starts with a Morning Meeting shortly after 9:00am. Since campers come from many different schools, Morning and Afternoon Meetings are focused on activities that help them get to know one another and to build a sense of community.  Meeting time may include games, a chance to share thoughts and ideas, and a discussion of the camp day.  Other activities with the Homegroup include “Think Tank,” an opportunity for campers to generate group projects, In/Outdoor Games and Arts and Crafts.

A healthy, tasty lunch is served in the cafeteria Monday through Thursday.  Following lunch, recess takes place at Houston Ballfield, Downing Street Park, in our Physical and Performing Arts Space, or in Homegroup rooms.

Choice Classes

Choice Classes   Choice Classes

Campers select three choice classes which meet for an hour each on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for the course of a two-week session (indicated on the schedule as Choice Class A, Choice Class B, and Choice Class C).  These classes are open to all children in Eights through Twelves Homegroups.  Classes are taught by Specialists, Heads, and select Associate Counselors.

Eights / Nines: 2017 Choice Classes examples




Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities  Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

Campers of all ages gather on Wednesday for a camp-wide activity such as a game or song, followed by mixed-age activities.  Campers may choose to participate in activities such as capture the flag, a clowning workshop, a sculpture project, or making a camp-wide disco.  This is a fun opportunity for children in different Homegroups to get to know each other, as well as for siblings to spend time together.  The second Wednesday of each session is a camp theme day such as “Block Party” or “Intergalactic Cafe” .  In addition to camp-wide activities related to the theme, each Homegroup decides how they will participate in the theme.  Wednesday afternoons are set aside for extended Homegroup projects, collaborations between groups, and activities related to the theme day.

Field Trips

Field Trips  Field Trips

On Fridays, the Eights through Twelves travel by air-conditioned chartered bus to locations such as the Bronx Zoo, LAVA Acrobatics and Trapeze Workshop, Governor’s Island, and Liberty Science Center.

Art Studio: Portfolio Development

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2019 Dates TBA

Portfolio Development

This course will give young artists a jump start on developing a personalized portfolio of art works. Artists will explore techniques that are age appropriate in various drawing, painting and sculptural materials all the while building confidence and unlocking their own artistic voice. Young artists can expect to create up to 5 finished artworks to add to their portfolio. Using art historical references, campers will brainstorm and create projects that are personal to them and receive the support necessary in realizing their completion. Along with creating strong, personalized, portfolio-worthy pieces, campers can be expected to participate in the critique process and familiarize themselves with appropriate vocabulary that will help them better articulate their vision.


Teacher Bio

Matthew Mahler is an a visual artist based in Queens, New York. He holds a B.S. in art education from Hofstra University and an M.F.A. in Painting from CUNY Queens College. Matt is the co-founder of Small Black Door, an experimental art space located in Ridgewood, New York.  Matthew has been an Art Specialist for Summers at LREI for over five camp seasons and has worked as an Afterschool Enrichment teacher during the school year.

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Art Studio students also take a Daily Elective Class. The class options are a rotating selection of activities, allowing campers to make decisions based on their desires each day.  There is no need to register for Daily Elective Classes.


 Daily Schedule:



Art Studio Classes take place at 40 Charlton Street in the newly-renovated Arts Pavilion.  Students will work in several brand new state-of-the-art studios, complete with ample natural light, balcony space, sweeping views, kiln, and large work stations.

Art Studio meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:15pm.  A hot lunch is provided Monday-Thursday; we ask that campers bring a bag lunch on Fridays.

Field Trip and Friday Share Schedule:
Artists will make chaperoned off-site trips as dictated by the needs of their individual and group projects.
Additionally, on the first Friday of each session, students will join Tens-Twelves on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses:

(2018 field trip examples) Session Two: Art Portfolio
July 13: Improv-4-Kids
July 20: Share







Parent Information Statement (DOH)

This camp is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly.  The inspection reports are filed at the Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation located at 253 Broadway, 12th Floor, CN 59A, New York, NY 10007.

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Program Fees

2018 Program Fees (2019 TBA)

Full Day Sessions: $1560
Half Day Sessions: $985

Extended Day (4-5:30pm at the Sixth Avenue Campus)
Drop in: $25/day
One week block (5 days in a row): $100 ($20/day)

5% off for full 3-Sessions of registration
5% off per sibling for same sessions of registration
10% off during January Early Registration (for returning 2017 families)

If you withdraw from a Summers at LREI program for any reason, you will receive a refund of your fees paid minus $200 per session of registration and the $50 registration fee (per family) is available until June 3, 2019. Any refund resulting in failure to meet the terms of a discount will result in loss of that discount. No refunds are issued after June 3rd, 2019. Camp fees will not be refunded or prorated for any missed days due to illness, injury or unforeseen schedule changes. Registrations are non-transferable.

A one-time registration fee of $50 is charged for each family. 


Delivery Policy

Summers at LREI will email you a confirmation of the programs you have registered for immediately upon receipt of payment. The services in return for this payment will be provided on the dates of Summers at LREI according to your registration choices, between June 24th, 2019 and August 2nd, 2019.

Privacy Policy

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Sixes / Sevens Choice Classes: Session 3

Session 3 : 

Sixes and Sevens take Choice Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for an hour per class.

Sixes Choice Classes  Sixes Choice Classes


2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

Block A: 10:30-11:30

Riddle Me This! (Woobens Celony) Riddle me this, riddle me that! Will you solve these riddles in no time flat? Get ready for the most mind-boggling game show experience of your life! Hosted by the riddle meister, in order to succeed, camper’s will be performing physical feats and answering questions based on history, mythology, geography and more! With the help of a few brave contestants, we will conquer physical challenges, solve puzzles, and answer the mysteries left by the riddle meister!

Treasure Hunters (James Miner) Campers work in small groups to decipher clues that lead them to a secret treasure. Clues hidden throughout camp will task children with challenges in the form of puzzles, riddles, maps, and physical acts of strength and agility. At the completion of each class, campers will have discovered a piece to the “final clue”. Once all six pieces have been found, campers will be able to locate the treasure and share it’s secrets!

On Your Cart, Get Set, Go!  (Denzel Johnson) In this class campers will be able to create their own “Go-Carts” and race and play different versions of tag games using the carts. The carts will be made out of cardboard and four wheeled scooters. Campers will be able to explore their creative side in addition to being able to play exciting but safe and age appropriate games on the carts that they have created.

About Face (Matt Mahler)  Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a face, but didn’t know where to begin? In this class we’ll learn and practice some basic skills for making a realistic portrait. By examining self-portraits of famous artists throughout history, we’ll learn about the proportions of the human face as we practice drawing our own self-portraits.

Young Dancemakers (Danielle Staropoli) Through guided explorations and games, students will create their own unique movement vocabulary, thus leading to an original piece of choreography. Students will learn how to give and receive constructive feedback and make revisions to their work to be performed and shared.

Jigsaw Puzzles!  (Alyssa Keene) Fun to solve and make, we will spend our time tackling puzzles both large and small before creating some of our own out of paper and cardboard. Campers will practice collaboration, design, logic, and math.

Creature Combinations (Noah Furman)  What would a shark, a lion, and a butterfly look like all mashed up into one? In this class, campers will get a chance to make exciting combinations of their favorite animals, using their imaginations to invent their own unique animal species! Beginning from drawings and collage, we will translate our animal combinations in paint and clay.


Block B: 1:30-2:30

Cosmic Cantina (Adrian Jevicki)  Part snack lounge, part TV show, part meeting place for interstellar aliens (and humans!), it’s the number 1 cafe on Mars, the Cosmic Cantina! Cosmic Cantina is a class where imaginative play and creative snack making (and eating) come together to create the most intergalactic camp class this side of the Milky Way. We will make glowing masks, bubbly drinks, mini (edible) rocket ships, and learn about the alien worlds we come from as we bring the Cosmic Cantina to life on the (little) Red Planet!

Let’s Dance (Tara McLaughlin) Have you ever heard of the dance move called the shopping cart? Or the snow stomper?  In this class we will explore dance and body movement, play dance games and make our own brand new future dance moves! We will practice teamwork and improvisational skill building throughout the session. Let’s Dance!

My Big Art Book (Noah Furman) In this choice class, campers will make their very own art books, filled with creation made from drawing, painting and printmaking techniques. Campers will design and create their very own books, learning about bookbinding. We will try different ways of making images, including collograph prints, foam prints, and even prints made from fruits and veggies!

Basketball (TBA) Meet us on the court, where we will hone our passing, shooting and dribbling skills.  After practicing the basics, we will try out some game play, while developing good sportsmanship and teamwork strategies.  We will also make time for fun basketball games like Knock Out, Horse and others!

Intermediate Chess (David Rigo) Calling all chess masters! In this class students will have a refresher on the rules and fundamentals of chess and be introduced to basic chess tactics and endgames. This is a great class for students who know how the pieces move, but might want a little review and a chance to hone their skills.

Will it Fly? (TBA)  We will design paper airplanes, parachutes, kites, use balloons and bubbles…! Each class will be dedicated to creating a unique flying contraption out of various, light-weight materials and then test run them both inside and outside.

Board Game Bonanza  (TBA) Campers will discover all the forms board games can take. There are so many different types of games to choose from, whether they are based on resources (Catan, Monopoly), cards (Uno, Dominion), conquering (Risk) or even legacy (games that change each time you play!). The possibilities are endless!


Block C: 2:30-3:30

Waterslide Time! (Hannah Galgiani)  Do you ever feel like you are not getting enough time on the waterslide? Are you always the first in your bathing suit and ready to go? Then waterslide time is for YOU! Come join us on the roof (in sun or in the shade) for a great time.

Tiny Animal Worlds (Vicky Sideropolous) Calling all animal lovers! In this class, each camper will pick an animal, either real or imaginary, and create a mini habitat for it to live and play in. First we will design and make our animals out of clay. Then we will work on creating the animal’s habitat with a variety of different materials including shoeboxes, moss, string, leaves and twigs. The class will conclude with a camper-led mini Natural History Museum!

Let’s Build a City!  (Alex Checkman) Campers will work together to recreate our favorite New York City buildings. Through trial and error, campers will learn about weight and balance as they construct their buildings. We will build our structures using Unit Blocks and decorate them using plasticine, paper, and fabric. Let’s get building!

Kickball (TBA) Join us as we play this summertime classic! Campers will learn the rules and practice their kicking, running and fielding skills. Once we have mastered the basics, we will break into teams for some game play, where we will work together while practicing good sportsmanship and having fun.

Get Up to Get Down (Danielle Staropoli)  Dance dance dance! This class will explore many aspects of dance technique including flexions and extensions, limb rotations, stretch, swings, bends and twists, plus control in balance (two feet, one foot, other body points). We will use our new techniques to collaborate in improvisations, while inventing original movements in response to music, images, words and ideas.

Checkmate (David Rigo) Are you ready to take your chess game to the next level? This class will focus on checkmate patterns, and solidifying the concepts of check and checkmate. This is a good class for students who are comfortable with rules of chess.

Experimental Painting (Noah Furman) In this choice class, campers will try their hand at a variety of techniques and tricks to paint without using a brush! Stenciling, stamping and printing to make colorful and unique designs, campers will learn about color mixing and paint using tape, making surprising shapes and patterns. Campers will try tactile and fun ways of pouring paint and even using shaving cream to marble paper.