BCM Summer Camp Program 2020

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 2020. To be eligible for this program, students must be entering Grades 1 through 6 in the fall of 2020. 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.

About the Program

Please note: Only students entering Grades 1-6 in the fall 2020 academic year are eligible to participate. Children entering first grade must celebrate their 6th birthday by July 5, 2020.


P.S. 189, 1100 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212

Summer Camp Dates

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., July 2020 to August 2020.

Registration Period

We are accepting applications starting Friday, February 28 through Friday, April 10, 2020. Placement notifications will be sent during the week of May 4, 2020.

To Apply

Step 1: Complete the web form

Complete this online form.

Step 2: Download or pick up application packet

Complete the BCM 2020 Summer Program Application Packet for each child.

Download the application here. Downloaded applications must be printed out, completed, and submitted manually.


Pick up a copy of the application for each child. Forms will be available February 18 through March 22, 2019 at the following locations:

  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Admissions Desk. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (CLOSED Mondays).
  • P.S. 189 – Main Office. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m. (CLOSED during scheduled DOE holidays).

Please note: If your child is selected for the program you will be required to submit a health form stamped by a doctor in order to confirm your child’s placement.


Step 3: Submit required documents and application/s

Parents/guardians must submit the following documents for each child applying to the program:

  • the completed Summer Program Application Packet (required even if the child has already participated in any of the Museum’s after school or summer programs)
  • a signed parent/guardian participation agreement
  • a copy of the child’s birth certificate or passport for age verification

The above items must be returned to Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Admissions Desk, or to Uscis Douglass in the Main Office at P.S. 189, no later than Friday, April 10, 2020.

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.


Information Sessions

Information Sessions with details concerning the program will be held at Brooklyn Children’s Museum from 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020

For More Information

For any questions, contact After School Program Manager Kwame Brandt-Pierce at kbpierce@brooklynkids.org (please write “BCM Summer 2020” in the subject of the email).