Camp Central Tots

At Central Synagogue

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June 30-August 14, 2020

Camp Central Tots begins the week of June 29 and runs through the week of August 10 for a total of seven weeks.

Summer Programs

Summertime Toddlers

Section A (24-36 months): Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday • 9:00-11:00 am
Member: $2,450
Non-Member: $2,650

Section B (12-23 months): Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday • 9:00-10:30 am
Member: $2,200
Non-Member: $2,400

Come to Summertime Toddlers for summertime fun! Children will splash in sprinklers, create with a variety of materials, jump and jive in movement, and explore different themes each week as they learn how to be a part of a group under the guidance of experienced early childhood educators. Children also get to sing and dance each week with our early childhood music specialist, Shira Kobren Wasserman.

Summertime Toddlers is for children not yet enrolled in nursery school or for children starting nursery school in September.

Summertime Toddlers Sample Schedule



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Summer Shabbat A Lot

Tots 12-24 months with a parent or trusted grown up
Fridays • 11:00 am–12:00 pm SOLD OUT!
New Session Added! Fridays • 9:30–10:30 am

Summer Shabbat A Lot blends playtime, music, puppets, and Shabbat blessings for an interactive Shabbat experience. Each child will take home a delicious challah to continue the Shabbat celebration at home.

Drop-In Classes

Beginning this summer, we are now cashless. Please register online in advance using the links below.

Midday Music

Tots birth-12 months with a parent or trusted grown-up
Tuesdays, June 30–August 13 • 12:15-1:00 pm

6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11

Pay-as-you-go! Introduce your baby to the fun of making music! Central’s beloved, guitar-playing music specialists guide grown-ups in making music with their little ones using puppets, simple percussion instruments, parachutes, and other props.

Register for Midday Music

Baby Book Club

Tots birth-12 months with a parent or trusted grown-up
Wednesdays, July 1–August 12 • 12:15-1:00 pm

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12

Pay-as-you-go! Baby Book Club is a drop-in class, so registration is not required. It is an engaging story time led by warm and experienced early childhood educators. Each session includes stories, songs, play time for children and opportunities for adults to share about age-appropriate books, finger plays and songs to share with your baby.

Register for Baby Book Club

Camp Central Tots FAQs

How do I know whether to register my child for Camp Central Tots or Camp Central?

Camp Central is a drop-off program for children between 2.5 to 5 years old who have already undergone separation from a parent or caregiver. Camp Central Tots’ 3-day-a-week program, Summertime Toddlers, is ideal for not yet enrolled in nursery school or for children starting nursery school in September. Click here to be directed to the Camp Central page.

Do I need to register for all seven weeks?

In order to participate in Summertime Toddlers, Summer Shabbat A Lot, and Midday Music, you must register. Baby Book Club is a drop-in class that doesn’t require prior registration.

What is your refund policy?

We do not offer refunds for camp registration fees.

Are snacks and lunch provided by Camp Central Tots?

All snacks are provided by Camp Central Tots. Please make sure to let the Camp Director know if your child has any allergies so that arrangements may be made for safe snack options. 

What does my camper need to wear and bring?

For Summertime Toddlers and Midsummer Music, campers should arrive wearing play clothes with a swimsuit underneath, sunscreen, and water shoes. Flip flops and backless shoes are not allowed. Please send a hat, towel, sunscreen, water bottle, and a change of clothing each day to change into after water play.

Summertime Toddlers & Midsummer Music Classes: Each camper needs to have a change of clothing kept at camp as a backup. Please provide one spare of the following items that will be stored in your child’s cubby: shirt, shorts, socks, shoes, diapers/underwear, and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Will my child receive a camp shirt?

Children in the Summertime Toddlers program will receive a camp shirt that should be worn on the first day of camp and every Wednesday thereafter.

What if my child is sick before or during the camp day?

If your camper is not feeling well, please keep him/her home and e-mail both the counselors and Camp Central Tots Coordinator to report his/her absence. Campers must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to camp. Please notify the Camp Central Tots Coordinator immediately if your camper has a contagious illness/disease such as chicken pox, scarlet fever, strep, pediculosis, pin worm, etc. We will then be able to notify parents without delay. Be sure to have your pediatrician examine your child before he/she returns to camp.

How do I contact Camp Central?

During camp hours, please call the camp line at (212) 838-5122 x4043. When camp is not in session, please e-mail the Camp Director at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

How do I contact my camper’s counselors?

Each counselor has their own e-mail address that is their last name followed by their first initial.

Can I celebrate my child’s birthday at camp?

We love celebrating birthdays at camp! Check with your counselors to arrange a convenient time to join us. Birthday parties generally last 20 to 30 minutes, and we ask that you keep it simple: bring your family, a candle and a small birthday treat for everyone in the class (small cupcakes, cookies, muffins, fruit, or ice cream cups). Please do not bring decorations or party hats or noisemakers. We will provide the plates, cups, napkins, and drinks. Please check with your counselors to ensure that snacks brought into your bunk are safe for all campers.

Is Camp Central a nut-free camp?

We are a peanut and tree nut sensitive camp. Please do not send any foods to camp that contain peanuts or tree nuts, including, but not limited to: peanuts, tree nuts, peanut butter, baked goods containing peanuts or tree nuts, granola bars, and foods containing nut sauces or flavoring. Please note that because our building is a multi-use facility, the camp cannot guarantee to parents or guardians of campers with peanut or tree nut allergies that such campers will not come into contact with peanuts or tree nut products while at camp.

What does dismissal look like?

One of the counselors will be posted at the door every day checking children out with their authorized caregiver. Please be sure to leave the room with your child and check out at the door with the counselor.


These programs are open to both members and non-members.

For Camp Central Tots and Camp Central: Spots are limited – registration is first come, first served, and members will receive priority. Once a class is filled, we will start a wait list.

Our People

Jordana Kristel

Jordana Kristel

Camp Director

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement Music & Central Tots