play:groundNYC’s junkyard playground is back for our second year of summer camp! We offer the unique opportunity for campers to play all day while making their own decisions about how to use their space and time. Promoting self-direction, our trained staff provide materials and supervision so that young adventurers may:

  • have the chance to work with tools and building materials free for use
  • practice using new materials and techniques with assistance
  • explore physical, social and emotional problem solving with other young people
  • have the opportunity to work with fine art and handcrafting materials
  • focus on concentrated exploration through activities such as digging and water play
  • have the option to have daily field trips to other areas and projects on Governors Island


Sessions for 7-12 year oldsand 5-9 year olds. See website for more details: