Pioneer Summer Day Camp

Contact Day Camp Registrar
718.268.5011 ext 202

Welcome to quality outdoor camping programs! Summer is a time to be outdoors, experiencing new adventures and creating lifetime memories! What makes our day camp so special that the same campers return to us year after year, and then again as counselors? We're proud to say it's our reputation for the exceptional personal involvement of every staff member with each camper and our strong commitment to Jewish values that makes a summer at the CQY a truly unforgettable summer camp experience.

  • Travel on air-conditioned school bus transportation for many areas throughout central Queens.
  • Visit the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, which encompasses 375 acres of wooded land, open meadows, ball fields, nature trails, and swimming pools in Huntington, Long Island.
  • Glatt Kosher lunch program for all campers included.
  • Daily snack provided.
  • Registered nurse on staff at the campgrounds and many of our staff and administrators are CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Shaded campsite areas and comfortable shelters.
  • Mature, experienced, and skilled counselors and unit heads.
  • Camp led by New York State certified teachers.


  • Daily Red Cross swim instruction in our expansive pool complex.
  • Sports on our spacious and terrific grass athletic fields, including soccer, basketball, tetherball, wiffleball, and more.
  • Inspire your camper's sense of wonder with the environmental programs, Nature Center and hiking trails.
  • Creative music, arts & crafts, cooking, dance, and more.
  • Multiple playground areas.
  • Jewish Culture and Oneg Shabbat – Specialty programming provides a great opportunity for campers to participate in a variety of summer camp activities, while learning more about Jewish values and traditions in a fun, informal setting.
  • Exciting weekly trips to such places as Adventureland, Sportime USA, Cold Spring Harbor, and more, age appropriate trips. (Check for our calendar for details.)
  • Rainy day summer camp activities offer alternate programming including movies, bowling, gym facilities, indoor amusement centers, and the list goes on…
  • Special theme days include a camp-wide carnival, Olympic style games, etc.
  • Special entertainments such as a magician, DJ, Game Truck to name a few!

Would you like to take a VIRTUAL TOUR of our Day Camp at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds?  Just click here!


Juniors (Entering K & 1st grades)

Includes all of the above summer camp activities; highlights include a late stay each session.

Seniors (Entering 2nd & 3rd grades)

Includes all of the above summer camp activities; highlights include late stays and overnights each session, and a special trip to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania!

(Entering 4th & 5th grades)

Includes all of the above summer camp activities; highlights include late stays and overnights each session, and a special extended trip to places such as Club Getaway!

For more information and a brochure, please contact the camp office at 718.268.5011 ext 202.

For our 2018 Summer Camp insert, please click here!

For a copy of the 2017 Day Camp Spotlight, click here!

Registration and Other Forms

Registration Form (download) or (online)

For the Terms of Enrollment please click here!

For 2018 Pioneer Camp Rates, please click here!

Click here for Pioneer Information Sheet!


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Central Queens Y
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
  Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
Telephone: 718-225-6750

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