public programs


july 13-31 and august 3-21, 2020

Summer Day Program is a free six-week program open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders in and around the Hunts Point neighborhood. Participants practice working as a team, explore the local environment as they learn how to row and sail, and discover plant and animals species in and around the river.

Two summer sessions are available: July 13 to 31 and August 3 to 21. The program takes place Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.

information for parents

Who is eligible for the program?
Current 6th, 7th and 8th graders (as of September 2019) living in the Bronx.

What activities will my child be doing?
Your child will participate in on-land and on-water activities, including group games and environmental science exploration, and learning how to row and sail.

Where will it take place?
Rocking the Boat at 812 Edgewater Road in the Bronx (next to Hunts Point Riverside Park) Get directions.

When can my child join the program?
July Session, August Session or both. Program is Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. Parents must sign in and sign out child from program or give permission for unescorted arrival and dismissal on the registration form.

Our Commitment:
Rocking the Boat staff will provide safe and engaging activities. All staff are highly trained in both the technical and youth development elements of their work and are First Aid and CPR certified. We will also provide a daily snack of fresh fruits and a full lunch.

Your Commitment:
Be sure that your child attends program daily. It is also your responsibility to notify staff in advance of any planned or unplanned absences. We will give out raffle tickets for consistent attendance and raffle prizes at the end of each week!


To enroll your child in this program, please fill out this registration form

Priority deadline is March 30, 2020.

For more information, contact Sarah Miles, Director of Public Programs | 718-466-5799 ext. 1229

kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids

rocking the boat
812 edgewater road
bronx, ny 10474
phone: 718.466.5799
fax: 718.466.2892