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Hudson River Park hosts a substantial roster of low-cost and free environmental education programs to organized summer camp groups, using the Hudson River waterfront as its classroom. Field trip programs allow campers to interact with the River and Park through enriching and fun activities that inspire the scientist within each student!

WHAT CAMP COUNSELORS SAY ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS:

  • “We’ve participated in Hudson River Park’s education programs several times and they are always engaging, unique and fun. During the Plankton Discoveries program, our kids loved the hands-on nature of the activities, especially the building project because there was some competition. They learned a lot about marine ecosystems even though they did not know about plankton before this program.” - Global Kids, Inc.

  • “Hudson River Park’s education programs allow children to be exposed to nature and other things they normally do not experience. Our students loved the Estuary Adventures program that they attended, particularly when it came to learning about fish, fishing and viewing a dissection of a fish.” - ASPIRA of New York

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A FIELD TRIP:

  • Reserve your spot using our online application
  • Summer Field Trips: Application opens May 2017 - Programs fill up fast so make sure to book early to reserve a time for your campers.

FIELD TRIP INFORMATION:

  • Capacity: 30 students per field trip
  • Chaperones: One chaperone is required for every ten students (1:10 ratio). The number of chaperones should be increased for Pre-K or special needs classes.
  • Location: All field trip programs take place outside in Hudson River Park at the following locations: Pier 25, Pier 46, Chelsea or Pier 84.
  • Cost: $200 per field trip
  • Payment: Payment is required within ten days of program confirmation in order to reserve the program. Please provide check or money order made out to “Hudson River Park Trust.” Credit card payments not accepted
  • Fee Waiver: Partial or full fee waivers may be available, please call the Environment & Education Department at 212-627-2020 for details

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Become Park All Stars!

  

   Give your campers the opportunity to become
   Park All Stars by registering your camp group
   for all four programs
!

Special Note: Hudson River Park’s Public programs, such as Big City Fishing and River Rangers, are only open to the general public and therefore we cannot accommodate organized groups at these programs. Organized and camp groups are invited to participate in our Camp Programming, see the links below for more information and to access the online application.

FOR YOUR TRIP:

Capacity: 40 Students

Fee: $200 per program

Cancelation Policy: Hudson River Park’s Education Team is committed to offering high-quality, low-cost environmental education programming to as many students as possible throughout New York City. In the event that you need to cancel your scheduled program, kindly provide us with as much notice as possible so that we may have the opportunity to offer your scheduled time to one of the many groups on our waiting list. A tremendous amount of resources and effort go into program preparation and set up to bring students a dynamic learning experience in the park. It is with this in mind that we require a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice of your need to cancel.

  • Canceling a program less than 24 hours in advance will result in forfeited program fees
  • Canceling a program less than 24 hours in advance will forfeit fee waiver status
  • Repeated cancelations will result in the cancelation of all future programs from our calendar

Thank you for your cooperation!

Additional Information:

  • Payment: Payment is required within ten days of program confirmation in order to reserve the program. Please provide check or money order made out to “Hudson River Park Trust.”
  • Chaperones: Hudson River Park requires one chaperone for every ten students (1:10). The number of chaperones should be increased for Pre-K or special needs classes.
  • Clothing: Dress appropriately for the weather, including rain and sun protection. Keep in mind that it may be up to 10° F cooler on the riverfront. Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Lunch: There are lawns and picnic areas throughout Hudson River Park. There is no indoor space for eating. Classes are welcome to eat in the park before or after their scheduled program.
  • Transportation & Directions: For directions to your program location at Pier 25, Pier 46, Chelsea or Pier 84.
  • Fee Waiver: Partial or full waivers of the fee may be available, please call the Environment & Education Department at 212-627-2020 for details.