Columbia | Physical Education & Recreation

at The Dodge Fitness Center

Little Lions Camp


About Us

Little Lions Camp, formerly Cubs Camp, is the Columbia University Athletics Department's day camp for all children ages 6 through 12. It is located in New York City, on Columbia University's historic Morningside Heights campus and at the new Baker Athletics Complex. The camp offers sports, athletics, arts & crafts, and team-building games in a collegiate setting over the summer, holiday, and spring break. Campers will have access to Columbia's top-notch Division 1 Athletic facilities and a competent and caring staff comprised of coaches, student-athletes, and teachers. These staff members encourage campers to try new things and play together to build comradery.  The goal of Little Lions Camp is to provide a memorable summer camp experience while promoting teamwork, friendship, and self-confidence in a safe community. 

Sample Schedule


Sample Day:
Our experienced staff strives to create a fun, positive environment with a variety of activities to make every camper feel included and engaged. Each week, campers participate in activities around a weekly theme, such as scavenger hunts, orienteering, trivia games, dance, and more!

While at Dodge Fitness Center, the lineup of sports and games can include basketball, whiffle ball, volleyball, track, frisbee, dodgeball, tag, gaga ball, and much more! Swim sessions, which include group lessons and recreational swim, occur four times a week for an hour.

Little Lions Camp at Baker Athletics Complex takes advantage of the private outdoor space, along with the range of different athletic facilities available. Popular activities include handball, flag football, track relays, water games, soccer, and enjoying the big sprinklers. Tennis sessions also occur four times a week. 

Camp Dates

Session | Theme | Dates | Location
  • Summer Session 1 |TBD June 12-16 | Dodge Fitness Center
  • Summer Session 2 |TBD June 19-23 | Dodge Fitness Center
  • Summer Session 3 |TBD June 26-30 | Dodge Fitness Center
  • Summer Session 4 |TBD July 5-7 | Dodge Fitness Center
  • Summer Session 5 |TBD July 10-14 | Baker Athletics Complex
  • Summer Session 6 |TBD July 17-21 | Baker Athletics Complex
  • Summer Session 7 |TBD July 24-28 | Dodge Fitness Center
  • Summer Session 8 |TBD July 31-August 4 | Dodge Fitness Center
  • Summer Session 9 |TBD August 7-11| Dodge Fitness Center
  • Summer Session 10 |TBD August 14-18 | Dodge Fitness Center



Post-Care runs after camp from 3:00pm to 5:30pm and takes place in Dodge Fitness Center all ten sessions. Campers will play games and do arts & crafts in the Squash Courts and go outside to the Math Lawn. There will be a fee for late pick up.
Bus Transportation is available during sessions 5 and 6 when camp is held at Baker Athletics Complex. The bus leaves from and returns to Amsterdam Avenue and W 117th Street.

Cancellations & Refunds:

  • Cancellation Policy: In the event that you request a cancellation, a $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your refund. All refund requests must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp week.
  • Refunds will not be given for missed days. 
  • Pro-rating options are available if communicated and requested before registering for camp.
  • Transferring Policy: Transferring attendance to different weeks is accepted if requests are made no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp week, and space is available. 

Registration & Required Forms

Online Registration Here!

View our brochure here

Mandatory Forms & Waivers

Please scan to or fax to 212-854-7397 all required paperwork prior to the camp date. All current forms must be on file to permit camp pariticipation.

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Contact Us

Camp Director: Anne Marie Skylis
Phone: (212) 854-2233
Fax: (212) 854-7397