BCM Summer Camp Program 2021

Summer Camp at PS 189

With the generous support of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers a free summer camp program in July and August of 2021. To be eligible for this program, students must be entering Grades 1 through 6 in the fall of 2021. Participants will explore art, culture, and science as they take a close look at BCM’s 30,000-piece collection of artifacts and natural science specimens. Breakfast and lunch are served, and participants can look forward to field trips throughout the summer (pending New York State COVID-19 regulations).

About the Program

Please note: Only students entering Grades 1-6 in the fall 2021 academic year are eligible to participate. Children entering first grade must celebrate their 6th birthday by July 5, 2021.


P.S. 189, 1100 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212. Pending New York State COVID-19 regulations this program may be offered remote only or with a modified in-person schedule. Should any changes occur, parents registered in the program will be notified.

Summer Camp Dates

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., July 2021 to August 2021.

Registration Period

We are accepting applications starting Monday, February 15th through Sunday, April 11th, 2021. Placement notifications will be sent between May 3rd and May 10th 2021.

Information Sessions

Information sessions about the program will be held remotely via ZOOM 12:00pm-12:30pm on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Saturday, March 20th, 12:00pm-12:30pm
  • Session 2: Saturday, April 3rd, 12:00pm-12:30pm

Both sessions will present the same information; you need only attend one session.

BCM SUMMER 2021 Information Session 1:

Time: Saturday Mar 20, 2021 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 737 0927 1608
Passcode: 2AAk6P

BCM Summer 2021 Information Session 2:

Time: Saturday Apr 3, 2021 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 723 1744 8727
Passcode: 5dtqnL


STEP 1: Complete the Web Form

Fill out and submit the BCM Summer 2021 Web Form below. This form allows us to better communicate your child’s status during the registration process and serves as a digital receipt.

Fill out my online form.

STEP 2: Download or Pick Up A Copy of The Application

You must complete an application for each child you are enrolling. Download the application here.

Applications will be available at the following locations from February 23rd – April 11th 2021:

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Admissions Desk (starting Thursday Feb 25th)

  • Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm (CLOSED 1:00pm-2:00pm for cleaning)
  • Thursdays: 2:00pm-5:00pm

P.S. 189 School Safety Desk (starting Tuesday Feb 23rd)

  • Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm (CLOSED during scheduled school holidays)

If your child is selected for the program you will be required to submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a health form stamped by a doctor in order to confirm your child’s placement within 2 weeks. Downloaded applications must be printed out, completed, and submitted in person to either PS 189 or the Museum.

STEP 3: Drop Off your Completed Application

Parents/guardians must submit an application for EACH child applying to the program (even if the child has already participated in any of the Museum’s after school or summer programs). Completed applications should be returned to Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s admissions desk or the school safety desk at P.S. 189.
 Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Admission to the program is determined by a lottery, which gives preference to families that attend a parent orientation and to siblings of selected applicants.

For More Information

For any questions, contact After School Program Manager Kwame Brandt-Pierce at kbpierce@brooklynkids.org (please write “BCM Summer 2021” in the subject of the email).