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 1, 2018 to be eligible to attend the program.
Each camper can attend up to 2 sessions per summer season.

Program Details:

1 week sessions Monday - Friday 10AM-4PM 

Summer session 1: Monday, July 9th to Friday, July 13th, 2018
Summer session 2: Monday, July 16th to Friday, July 20th, 2018
Summer session 3: Monday, July 23th to Friday, July 27th, 2018
Summer session 4: Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3th, 2018

Tuition: $450* per camper / session

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

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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.

Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends Hunter College. Hear more about Jadel's story.