A camp experience like no other. 

Campers will explore the amazing concrete jungle that is New York City with two veteran Sacred Heart teachers! For over 15 years, All Around Town Camp has utilized the incredible cultural resources here in the city to enrich and educate campers year after year. Limited enrollment forms an intimate group, where students make lasting memories with their fellow schoolmates across grade levels. Drama teacher and Chair of Performing Arts, Mrs. Ashley, and Lower School Reading Specialist, Ms. Quintanilla, thoughtfully design three weeks of uniquely executed field trips around The Big Apple. From scavenger hunts at the New York Aquarium and The Museum of the American Indian, to spotting poison ivy with an Urban Park Ranger in Central Park and budgeting their purchases at Dylan’s Candy Bar, students experience favorite institutions with a brand new lens. Traveling by private bus or walking to the many museums nearby, campers embark on a new adventure each day. Most trips end with a bonus activity- taking advantage of New York’s many fabulous playgrounds! All Around Towners are invited to wear swimsuits and play in the sprinklers on hot days. Weekly frozen treats and daily snacks are provided.


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Past trips have included:

  • The Bronx Zoo
  • The Museum of Natural History
  • The Society of Illustrators
  • The Museum of Math
  • The New York Hall of Science
  • Belvedere Castle
  • The Central Park Zoo
  • Miniature Golf at Pier 25
  • The Museum of the City of New York
  • The Conservatory Garden


Sample Schedule:

9:00- Meet at 1 E. 91st Street and depart for Museum of the American Indian
10:00- Snack in Battery Park
10:15- Group picture with Lady Liberty in the background
10:30- Educator Session at The Museum of the American Indian
11:30- Scavenger Hunt in the museum
12:00- Lunch in Battery Park
12:45- Depart for the Upper East Side
1:30- Play at Ancient Playground in Central Park
3:00- Pick-Up at 1 E. 91st Street

Key Details

Program Dates and Tuition

  • Program is open to girls entering grades 2 - 5 (Fall 2024)
  • Program is in session from June 17 - June 28, 2024 (No camp on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    • Week 1: June 17 - June 21, 2024
    • Week 2: June 24 - June 28, 2024
  • 1 week and 2 week sessions are available
    • Week 1 = $780
    • Week 2 = $1,000
    • Both weeks = $1,690

Schedule and Hours

  • Hours are:
    • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Drop off and regular pickup each day is at Convent of the Sacred Heart at 1 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128.
  • Extended day is available on Monday - Thursday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm for $25/hour. This is purchased ala carte in hour increments. It takes place at the athletics and wellness center at 406 East 91st Street. Extended day students will be walked down to that building but MUST be picked up from 406 East 91st Street.


  • Registration will open on Monday, January 22, 2024 for all campers that were enrolled during the 2023 camp season with priority access and pricing. Open registration will begin on Monday, February 12, 2024.

  • During registration, you will be asked to complete an online health form. Before the program begins, all participants must have an up to date immunization form on file with the health office.

Additional Information

  • Each should plan to bring the following items each day:
    • Nut-free lunch
    • Water bottle
    • Sun protection if necessary (hat, sunblock, sunglasses)
    • Weather appropriate clothing (check the forecast)
    • Mask
  • Students are provided one camp t-shirt and one snack daily.
  • For more information, please contact Mrs. Ashley (rashley@cshnyc.org or 212-722-4745 x524) or Ms. Quintanilla (mquintanilla@cshnyc.org or 212-722-4745 x557).


Mrs. Ashley (CSH Drama Teacher & Performing Arts Chair) and Ms. Quintanilla (Lower School Reading Specialist) are co-directors of the All Around Town program. They are supported by a staff of trip assistants who help supervise each group throughout the day. These staff are typically current students (11th or 12th grade) or recently graduated Sacred Heart students. Following extensive interviewing, each employee is put through a rigorous background check, fingerprinting and staff orientation to ensure your children are placed with the best adult supervision possible.

Mrs. Ashley
Rebecca Ashley is currently the lower school drama teacher and chair for the performing arts department, where she teaches grades K-4 and choreographs the middle and upper school musicals. This will be her 8th year as co-director for All Around Town. For the past 16 years, Rebecca has been a lead teacher and contributing researcher for In+Addition, a community-based math and problem-solving initiative through St. John’s University. Additionally, Rebecca works as a teaching artist at the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers at Columbia Teacher’s College, and has been an adjunct professor at New York University since 2011. Annual courses taught include Dramatic Activities in the Elementary Classroom in the Educational Theatre Department, and Integrating the Arts in the Childhood and Early Childhood Classroom in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She was formerly the Associate Director of In-School Programs at Wingspan Arts, and spent five years as a professional actor. Rebecca received her B.A. in Acting at the University of Northern Colorado and attended Project Zero through the Graduate School of Education at Harvard’s Summer Institute. She has an M.A. in Educational Theatre from New York University. 

Ms. Quintanilla
Marielena Quintanilla is currently the Lower School Reading Specialist at Sacred Heart. She previously was a 4th grade and 1st grade teacher. This will be her 6th year as co-director for All Around Town. For the past 17 years, Marielena has been a dance teacher at Yolanda’s Academy in West New York, New Jersey where she teaches flamenco, jazz, tap and ballet to dancers from ages 3 to 17. At Sacred Heart, she is currently leading many after-school activities such as Fun in Espanol, Star Wars for Kids, and a Lower School Affinity Group for students of color. Previously, Marielena has worked with Ms. Pacula at the United Nations Temple of Understanding summer program for upper school students. Marielena received her B.A. in Childhood & Special Education from New York University and her M.A. as a Literacy Specialist from New York University.


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