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, Mrs. Ashley, and 4th grade teacher, 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.
Due to COVID-19, we have implemented a number of safety protocols to protect all patrons using Convent of the Sacred Heart facilities as well as those participating in our programs. Below are some of the protocols you can expect when participating in Summer Programs at Convent of the Sacred Heart. These are identical to the year round school protocols that have served us so well since our full in-person opening on August 30, 2020:
- Masks or an acceptable face covering will be required
- Social distancing will be in effect and group sizes may be limited
- Handwashing and healthy hygiene practices will be emphasized
- A pre-visit health screening survey will need to be completed each morning
- Temperature checks on arrival
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 6 days of the start date of the program
These protocols are subject to change but we will be asking all participants to agree to the necessary terms prior to camp beginning. If you are not in agreement with the terms at the time Summer Programs begins, we will provide you a full refund.
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
Program Dates and Tuition
- Program is open to girls entering grades 2 - 5 (Fall 2021)
- Program is in session from June 14 - June 25, 2021
- Week 1: June 14 - June 18, 2021
- Week 2: June 21 - June 25, 2021
- 1 week and 2 week sessions are all available
- Single week = $925
- 2 weeks = $1,775
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 $20/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 February 22, 2021 for all campers that were enrolled during the 2020 camp season. Open registration will begin on Monday March 1, 2021.
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.
- 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)
- Students are provided one camp t-shirt and one snack daily.
- For more information, please email email@example.com (Mrs. Ashley) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Ms. Quintanilla) or call 212-722-4745 x524.
Mrs. Ashley (CSH Drama Teacher) and Ms. Quintanilla (CSH 4th grade teacher) 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 and staff orientation to ensure your children are placed with the best adult supervision possible.
Rebecca Ashley is currently the lower school drama teacher, where she teaches grades K-4 and choreographs the middle and upper school musicals. This will be her 5th year as co-director for All Around Town. For the past 13 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.
Marielena Quintanilla is currently a 4th grade teacher at Sacred Heart. She previously was a 1st grade teacher. This will be her 3rd year as co-director for All Around Town. For the past 14 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.