Healthy Waterfront, Healthy Youth

Aqua 101 is a summer day camp program for children 9-13 focused on environmental stewardship and water sports recreation to promote the health, safety and well being of local youth and the natural environment of the Rockaway Peninsula.

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Aqua 101 is an active summer day camp program that builds on environmental arts and stewardship and "the great outdoors" to engage children ages 9-13.

Students take part in environmental stewardship, arts projects with local artists/designers, urban farming and water based recreation including marine science, swimming, surfing, and kayaking along the Rockaway shoreline and Jamaica Bay.

Campers must be 9 years of age by June 1st to be eligible to attend the program.
Each camper can only attend up to 2 sessions per summer season.

Program Details:

1 week sessions Monday - Friday 10AM-4PM 

Summer session 1: Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 12th, 2019 
Summer session 2: Monday, July 15th to Friday, July 19th, 2019
Summer session 3: Monday, July 22th to Friday, July 26th, 2019 
Summer session 4: Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd, 2019 

Tuition: $450* per camper / session

* Includes all instruction and supervision, lunches, kayak and surf equipment for campers. Financial scholarships are available 

Registration Closed 

Check back again in February to submit applications for summer 2019. 


After applications are received, an RWA staff will directly contact applicant to discuss any questions concerning the program or financial assistance. At that time applicants in need of tuition assistance can submit a financial aid request. Confirmation of financial assistance scholarships will be sent within two weeks of receipt.

Once a participant receives confirmation from RWA staff, a 50% deposit (or a reduced deposit if tuition assistance is offered) will be required. Deposits must be received in order to confirm camper enrollment for the session.  Final payment is due by July 1st.

Click here to pay online or for details on how to send payment by mail.

For more information contact Program Coordinator Juli Schroeger at: or call (718) 327-5919

Special thanks to Aviation Development Council, Jet Blue Airways, Skudin Surf NYC, NY Surf School and Marina 59 for their support.