Little Lions Camp - Registration pushed to Jan 24, 2024

UPDATE: The Summer 2024 Little Lions Camp Season will no longer require proof of COVID Vaccination. Unfortunately we have to push registration to January 24, 2024.  How to register

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Camp Quick Info: 

Drop off: 8:15-9 AM, Pick up: 3 PM

Lunch: not provided on site, please bring your camper's NUT FREE Lunch and we will refrigerate

Snacks: we will provide an afternoon snack that is NUT FREE with GLUTEN FREE options

Little Lions 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. Campers will have access to Columbia's top-notch Division 1 Athletic facilities.

Little Lions Camp is a kid-centered, fun-based day camp that’s main focus is keeping kids physically and creatively active. Programming features an ever changing combination of classic PE games, backyard favorites, sports, and special surprises to keep kids happy, active, and engaged. A highly-trained, eclectic staff that utilizes physical education: teachers, athletes, camp veterans, creative types and child care specialists ensure that games are always changing and that counselors can tailor programming to fit children’s needs and likes.

What is kid-centered programming? Kid-centered programming means our camp staff plans daily programming with the kids likes and dislikes in mind, but daily schedules might change based on the counselors' overview of the day. Wednesday at 2 o’clock might mean a trip to the track, but if our counselors decide the group will be better working on a different activity, they are trained to be flexible and receptive. Little Lions Camp is about promoting a safe and welcoming environment that allows kids to participate in the activities that engage them.

What is fun-based? Our camp isn’t about shooting the perfect basket or running the fastest in a relay, it’s about being active and trying new things while having fun, learning to do both. Staff will recognize children’s skills and achievements, but our goal is to promote fun and positive relationships.

2024 Summer Camp Dates

Session 1 | June 17th - June 21st (no camp: June 19th) | Dodge Fitness Center | Theme All About Roaree

Session 2 | June 24th - June 28th | Dodge Fitness Center | Theme Favorite Athletes

Session 3 | July 1st - July 3rd | Dodge Fitness Center | Theme Superheroes

Session 4 | July 8th - July 12th | Dodge Fitness Center | Theme Underwater Adventures

Session 5 | July 15th - July 19th | Dodge Fitness Center | Theme Copa America

Session 6 | July 22nd - July 26th | Dodge Fitness Center | Theme Shark Week

Session 7 | July 29th - August 2nd | Dodge Fitness Center | Theme Paris Olympics

Session 8 | August 5th - August 9th | Baker Athletic Complex | Theme Tie Dye

Session 9 | August 12th - August 16th | Baker Athletic Complex | Theme Superstar


2024 Camp Tuition

Daily Schedule

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 typically occur four times a week while at Baker.  The new tennis center, while mostly complete, still has some construction planned over the summer.

Post-Care runs after camp from 3:00pm to 5:30pm and takes place in Dodge Fitness Center all camp sessions. Campers will play games and do arts & crafts in the Squash Courts and go outside to the Math Lawn. Post-Care is $160 /week or $40 /day. There will be a fee for late pick up. 

Bus Transportation is available during sessions when camp is held at Baker Athletics Complex. The bus leaves from and returns to Amsterdam Avenue and W 117th Street.  We use the Academy Bus company.

Post Care Swim Lessons are available Monday - Thursday. All swimmers will have more 1-on-1 time with an instructor, lasting about 45 minutes. Intermediate and Advanced swimmers will have small group instruction lasting about 45 minutes. Swim lessons capacity is based on swim level. Campers can be picked up at 5:30pm on the third floor of the fitness center. 

Cancellations & Refunds

  • In the event that you request a cancellation, a $100 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 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. 


Dodge Fitness Center
3030 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Baker Athletics Complex
533 W 218th Street
New York, NY 10034

Contact Us

Matt Hall
Camp Director
Phone: (212) 854-2233
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (212)854-7397

Little Lions Camp