Apply to study playwriting this summer in TDF's Young Playwrights Summer Program. In working with award-winning playwright Crystal Skillman, we will be exploring political and personal beliefs in playwriting. The program will last two weeks for three hours a day, and it will also feature guest artists and a trip to a new play. Students will work individually and in teams, with a final presentation on the last day of the intensive. 

More information and applications are available from Eileen or Lisa in the main office, or send an email to to receive a pdf. 

Young Playwrights Summer Program


HS students grades 9-12

Deadline June 20, 2018

June 25-July 6

 ICE is now a Partner School with UrbanGlass. 

What is UrbanGlass? UrbanGlass is an open-access facility where over 380 professional artists and designers create using glass. Our facility fosters community and serves as an incubator for creation and innovation. 

What does this mean? All students, staff, faculty, employees, and alumni (within 3 years) of the Institute for Collaborative Education are eligible for 50% off summer classes and programs, with more offers to come in the Fall. 

How do I take advantage of this offer?

 Look at the summer offerings and be ready with a couple of options that interest you.   Fill out this form: and select "Youth Partner Scholarship" from the Type of Scholarship drop down menu. Then fill in Institute for Collaborative Education as the Partner Institution.

They will be in touch with you.


50% off Summer Programs

Summer in the City



Deadline: April 27

STEM Summer in the City is a free, five week program designed to engage students in high quality, hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Led by DOE teachers, this city-wide STEM takes place in each borough - one school for middle and high school students currently in grades 6-10. In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions.

Selected participants based on a lottery, will attend the program according to the following schedule:

Program runs from July 5th to August 9th 2018
Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 2:30pm
Breakfast and lunch included
MetroCards provided (busing available depending on child's grade and distance to the site)

Though the program is voluntary, if your child is selected, he/she is expected to attend every day for the full five weeks. Students applying should have an average school attendance of 90%.

Since 1978, The Learnatory has been providing exceptional education enrichment through weekend programs and summer camps.  Originating in Chicago and celebrating our inaugural S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp in Brooklyn in 2016, we are the only STEAM enrichment curricula designed for elementary and high school students that specifically incorporates the concept multiple intelligence and combines that approach with curricula modified for 1st - 10th graders from the nation's top universities.

July 9 to August 17 - for students in 1st through 10th grade


S.T.E.A.M Summer Camp in Brooklyn

Some Grants Available

SONYC and University Settlement Summer Day Camp






ICE's very own SONYC After School program offers a FREE day camp for incoming 6th graders through 9th graders. 

Program runs from July 9 to August 18                                                                        Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm                                                                                                    East Side Community High School - 420 East 12th Street NYC 10009 .                                 

To Enroll, complete the universal form entirely and submit a head shot of participant (selfies are fine). Return to Kristin Gruppuso, Site Director at ICE, or hand deliver to the BEACON office at East Side Community High School, Attn: Gia Lopez, Beacon Director. 

DYCD Universal Enrollment Form

Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies! 

Do you love technology and your library? Want to make a difference in your community? Looking to build your resume and gain valuable work and leadership experience? Apply to BPL's T4 program!

By participating, you'll learn new computer skills in a two-week summer technology institute, and then share those skills by helping patrons use library computers. You'll also assist library staff with computer troubleshooting and computer training workshops for the public.

Get info Here

Apply Here

Brooklyn Public Library T4 Program

Volunteer Program Ages  14-18

City Sail is our week-long sailing summer camp. Escape the heat and noise of the city and enjoy the Hudson River.  Drive the boat, meet kids like you, and learn cool skills to impress your friends and family. 

8 week-long sessions between July 2 and August 24 in Chelsea, 3 week-long sessions between July 30th and August 17th in Inwood. Both camps run from 9am-4pm. Students may sign up for multiple weeks - first-timers usually opt for 1-2 weeks and veterans go for 2-3 weeks. There are options for early drop-off and late pick-up.

Hudson River Community Sailing strives to serve a diverse student body.  We offer scholarships to families with documented need.  If you believe your family qualifies for a scholarship, click the button to Register Now and fill out the Financial Aid questions.

Base Fee: $595/week
Additional week or child: $550/week

City Sail at Hudson River Community Sailing

Ages 10-17

Scholarships available


As a Bronx Zoo Discovery Guide, you will join the Education Department in their mission to inspire a diverse and inclusive movement of conservation advocates. You may do this by engaging zoo visitors in fun, educational activities throughout the park; by assisting Conservation Educators in programs like summer camp; or by advocating for wildlife and the environment through a WCS campaign. There are many exciting opportunities for you to take advantage of, and opportunities to grow within the program throughout the seasons.

Bronx Zoo Discovery Guide Volunteer Program

Deadline May 13

Ages 14 and up

This summer, join a community of ambitious students for an inspiring summer experience
unlike any other camp in the world. Spend two weeks falling in love with code and
dance – and the magic that happens when you bring the two together.

Girls Rise Up - a STEM based DANCE camp

Deadline May 6, 2018

Kode with Klossy


Deadline: April 15 11:59pm

Spend two weeks falling in love with code while building real apps. Over the course of two weeks, scholars are introduced to software engineering principles and learn the same programming languages behind apps like Twitter and The New York Times. You work together in teams, collaborating with inspiring instructors and fellow participants, to explore the incredible world of code.


  • For girls ages 13-18
  • Live within metro area of selected city
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Be on campus Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Science of
Smart Cities


Deadline: April 20 

Over four weeks, middle school students will be on our campus engineering smart cities through experimental and hands-on learning. NYU Tandon undergraduate and graduate student instructors teach, mentor and coach their younger peers as they explore STEM content integrated across civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering and computer science.

Our typical classroom consists of 18 middle school students, two NYU Engineering instructors and a trained high school intern.  Authentic STEM materials, like microcontrollers, motors, sensors and electronic components feature prominently in the program’s lessons and activities.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in STEM as shown in the required (short) application essays
  • Available for the entirety of the program
  • Entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in September 2018

Important Additional Information:

  • SoSC is free to attend
  • Transportation, MetroCards, etc. are not provided–families must be drop off/pickup students
  • Lunch, snacks are not provided. Students must bring their own food or have money
  • Please watch your email around the notification date (students and parents/guardians)–if you are accepted to the program a prompt reply will be required

Digital Media Academy runs one of its most popular tech summer camps at NYU out of the Glucksman Ireland house, located right across the street from historic Washington Square Park. In our STEM programs, kids and teens can learn animation, produce their own music, make and edit a short film, or code their own robots, all while exploring one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

Students will eat lunch in the NYU dining halls and be inspired by our accomplished instructors, all while pursuing their passion and making new friends. Students will even get a head start on a great portfolio that they can show off on college applications. All of our courses are designed with 21st-century skills in mind – with a focus on teaching creativity, collaboration, and communication. Students will learn to work with their peers while exploring different approaches to problem-solving.


 Link for Financial Aid Application

Digital Media Academy 

Financial Aid available (not between July 9 and Aug 3)

Our unique, 1-week summer day camp in New York City offers a fun and creative environment where kids and teens explore the challenges of filmmaking as a team, and develop individual talents. In one exciting week, our campers will learn every stage of film production: scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, and acting, bringing home a finished film of their own.

1/2 price for ICE students if 2 or more students sign up. Contact Lisa at if interested.

Solar Summer Camp for Young Filmmakers


The CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT), with funding from the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment, is launching a *free* initiative for current 10th grade students called Sound Thinking NYC. The program kicks off with a Summer Intensive for young people (especially young women and non-binary/gender-nonconforming folks) who are interested in exploring career opportunities in the music industry. Participants will learn about audio engineering, music production, sound design, and audio technology from educators and professionals in the industry. Graduates of the Summer Intensive will be invited to participate in a series of events during their 11th grade school year, apply for paid summer internships before they begin 12th grade, and apply to take free college credit courses at CUNY during their senior year of high school.

You can check out for more information and to submit an application.


Sound Thinking NYC


For rising 11th graders

Deadline Extended to May 21, 2018