Healthy Waterfront, Healthy Youth

Aqua 101 is a summer day camp program for children 9-13 focused on environmental stewardship and water 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 engages students ages 9-13 in environmental science and outdoor recreational activities. 

Students take part in environmental stewardship, creative arts, and water-based recreation including swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing, and kayaking along the Rockaway shoreline and Jamaica Bay.

Campers must be 9 years of age by the start of the program to be eligible.
Each camper can register for 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 -CLOSED
Summer session 2: Monday, July 15th to Friday, July 19th, 2019 -CLOSED
Summer session 3: Monday, July 22th to Friday, July 26th, 2019 -CLOSED
Summer session 4: Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd, 2019 -CLOSED

Tuition: $450* per camper / session

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

Register Here!


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, and Marina 59 for their support.