New York Society of Play Summer Program

Join us for a summer of adventure, fantasy, intrigue, and splendor!

If you and your young adventurers are looking for a quality outdoor experience this Summer, the New York Society of Play has you covered! We are working overtime now to ensure a safe, active, creative, and unique summer experience!

Campers will save the day with our original, one-of-a-kind Live Action Role Playing Game, which incorporates elements of foam swordplay, item collecting, cartography, orienteering, arts & crafts, and so much more! Your campers will take on the role of heroes and go on missions which will improve the quality of the fantasy world they will play in!

  • Monday, June 28th to Friday, August 27th (Weekdays)
  • 9:00am EST – 3:30pm EST (Extended Day Until 5PM EST)

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Locations
Schedule
Curriculum
Pricing
Resources

Disclaimer: All photos without masks were taken pre-COVID

For more information about our safety procedures, refund policies, and general disclaimers, click here.

Band together, learn new skills, and save the day!

Get active and become a hero in our Live Action Role Playing Game! Campers will split into groups of 4 to 6 and go on missions which will all factor into a plot spanning the entire Summer! Missions will focus on everything from combat and strategy, to arts & crafts, negotiation, and even orienteering!

Epic Foam Sword Fighting With Our Child-Safe Foam Swords!

Before lunch, campers will jump into action with our Battle Game program. Wielding safe foam swords, campers will take part in cooperative and team-based competitive games including Capture the Flag, Jedi vs. Stormtroopers, Wizard Wars, and more!

Role-Playing games familiar and new, led by our master storytellers!

Your camper will take on the role of a main character in settings such as Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Dungeons and Dragons! Role Playing games are a valuable exercise in problem solving, arithmetic, reading comprehension, and public speaking and just plain fun.

Locations and Schedule

This summer, our program will take place primarily outdoors

We will have 2 locations in Brooklyn (McCarren Park and Fort Greene Park) each with an outdoor site, as well as an indoor site for pickup and drop off.

Outdoor Indoor
McCarren Park The Last Place on Earth
531 Graham Ave, Brooklyn NY
Fort Greene Park Squarrel Cafe
572 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY

Our Summer Program Has Begun!

Attend our summer program early at Brooklyn Free School

Early Summer Program

Date: Weekdays, June 14th – June 25th
Price: $65/day, $300/week, $500/2 weeks
10% Sibling Discount

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Daily Itinerary

Time Activity
9:00-9:30am Arrival at drop off site
9:15-9:45am Walk to Park
9:30-10:00am Social Contract
10:00-11:00am LARP
11:00-12:00pm Battle Games
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-3:00pm RPG
3:00-3:15pm Walk to pickup site
3:15-3:30pm Dismissal
3:30-6:00pm Late Dismissal

Curriculum

L.A.R.P. (Live Action Role Play)

In LARPs, or Live Action Role Playing Game. In a LARP, players use their imaginations to play a character who interacts with a fantasy world. Our LARP involves working in small teams, completing missions with elements of movement, play-acting, and swordplay.

Battle Games

Battle games are short, active games that usually last 5 to 10 minutes per round. Typically played on teams, battle games are a great source of exercise, as well as a fun way to practice teamwork and strategy. We play swashbuckling-inspired takes on classics such as Capture the Flag and Werewolf, as well as completely original games like Jedi vs. Stormtroopers and Wizard Wars!

Dungeons & Dragons

Using pen, paper, dice, and the imagination, your camper will take on the role of a main character in settings such as Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more!

Role playing games help children develop confidence, public speaking skills, problem-solving, literacy, planning, empathy, and creativity. Your kids will be encouraged to develop new social tools by engaging other kids in a safe environment with a common goal. They will engage a wide variety of approaches to a limitless range of situations and process the outcome in a judgment-free space!

Pricing

Early Bird lasts until Saturday, May 15th at 11:59PM 

Package Price Sibling Price Early Bird Special Sibling Early Bird Special
1 Week $450 $405 $405 $364.75
2 Weeks $800 $720 $720 $648
4 Weeks $1,550 $1,395 + Free Sword! $1,395 + Free Sword! $1,255 + Free Sword!
9 Weeks (Full Summer) $3,000 $2,700 + Free Sword! $2,700 + Free Sword! $2,430 + Free Sword!
Extended Day 3:30-6:00 $40/day N/A N/A N/A
  • Weekly Packages can be used non-consecutively
  • Sibling Member discount reflects 10% applied to all siblings members after the first camper. 
  • First purchase will include an $30 surcharge for 3 official program t-shirts, which campers will be required to wear during the day’s activities.

Parent Resources


Parent Handbook

Want to learn more about our program activities and policies? Take a look through our Parent Handbook!

Parent Packet


Health & Safety

Health and safety are our #1 concern this summer. Read through our Health and Safety protocol to review all of our procedures.

Health and Safety Packet


Refund Policy

At the New York Society of Play, we understand that, especially now, circumstances can change at the drop of a hat. We have worked to provide a refund policy with flexible solutions.

All policies listed assume that absences and reschedules are not COVID-related. We have an entirely different set of COVID related considerations in our section detailing what happens if there is a COVID outbreak at our program.

Refunds will be based on the total value of your original purchase divided by the number of days you have reserved.
(i.e. The refund amount will depend on whether the original reservation was made with an early bird discount, a multi-week discount, or a sibling discount)

  • All requests for reschedule or cancellation must take place at least 48 hours before the day in question in order to receive a monetary refund. 
  • Any families who do not attend due to cancellation 48 hours prior to the start of the in-day will receive a refund equal to 50% of the original amount paid for that date, OR an NYSoP online voucher equal to 50% of the original amount paid for that date.
  • Any families who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start of the day in question will NOT receive a monetary refund, but may request an online voucher equal to 25% of the original amount paid for that date.
  • Any family who is able to produce evidence of a positive COVID test dated within 7 days prior to the date of cancellation will be offered a 75% refund for the original amount paid for that date.
  • Any families who do not attend due to cancellation within 24 hours prior to the start of the day may reschedule their attendance to a day where seats are available. If no seats are available, they will receive an online voucher equal to 25% of the original amount paid for that date.

UPDATE 7/14/2021

  • For full indoor days, we will offer a 25% monetary refund or a 50% online workshop voucher depending on your preference. Please note that this does not apply to partial indoor days. Any families who cancel for a partial indoor day will fall under our regular policy for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance.


Disclaimer

At the New York Society of Play, we are preparing to have an AMAZING Summer with your young campers. However, we acknowledge that the conditions needed for us to conduct in-person sessions safely are not guaranteed. By June 1st, 2021, we will make a firm decision about running our summer program for the 2021 summer season. In the event that we do not run our program, we have the following options available for the families we serve:

  1. Receive a 100% discount for any days you have signed up for, no strings attached.

While we are cautiously optimistic about holding our event in-person this year, we acknowledge the risk of a camper contracting or transmitting COVID while our program is in session. For this purpose, we have safety procedures in place that we hope to never use. You can find more information about this under the section of this literature titled: “What happens if there is a COVID-19 outbreak at our camp?”. Above all, I hope this document brings comfort to all parents by clearly illustrating the measures we are taking to make this summer as fun AND safe as possible.

Here are our primary practices that our on-site staff will employ to ensure the safety of our campers:

  • Routine temperature checks at the beginning and end of each day which we record on the attendance sheet.
  • Daily sanitization of all high touch surfaces (i.e. – sword handles, dice, and writing utensils)
  • Weekly COVID testing

For more information on our safety protocols, please read our Health and Safety packet.

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If you have any questions about our program or class registration, contact us. We’re happy to help!

Fort Greene
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