Building America's Youth, One Camp At A Time®

Camp Professionals
Find a Camp

NYSCO® Makes Summer Camp Better

  • National Recognition

    Our National Membership database helps parents find a NYSCO camp that meets their needs

  • Pro Support

    Get help from our National HQ with any Accreditation issues your camp is facing. We’re here to help!

  • Professional Resources

    Tailored training and support available to help you and your staff achieve success

NYSCO is Summer Camp for the modern family

The days of overnight residential camps are coming to an end as parents discover the welath of experiences available at local Day Camps

Activities and Games

Campers stay busy with games and activities at Day Camps. NYSCO helps camps communicate these benefits to parents.

Skill Specific Support

We help skill specific sports facilities create top-notch camp experiences. Our skill specific members come from many different sports, like Gymnastics, Soccer, Martial Arts, Cheer, and more.

Staff Training Materials

NYSCO members can access professional support to create a team of excited, educated, caring staff members.

Summer Camp Operations

Make your camp more efficient, safe and fun with emergency preparation, transportation best practices, operational how-tos and more.

BECOME AN ACCREDITED CAMP

3 Year Renewal

NYSCO Accreditation is ideal for Day Camps, Sport Specific Camps, and non-overnight Camps.

  • 3 Year Renewal Required
  • Remote Accreditation available
  • Available for current or new camps
  • Not available for over-night camps
  • $297 Deposit includes Accreditation Manual
Become Accredited

For Parents: Find a NYSCO Camp

Looking for a wonderful Summer experience for your child? Search by zipcode to find a camp near you:

      Frequently Asked Questions for Professionals

        [op_question question="What%20is%20NYSCO%3F"]The%20National%20Youth%20Summer%20Camp%20Association%20is%20a%20governing%20body%20for%20Summer%20Camp%20and%20Day%20Camp%20professionals.%20We%20help%20with%20everything%20from%20getting%20more%20campers%20into%20your%20program%20to%20training%20your%20staff%20to%20be%20superstars.[/op_question] [op_question question="How%20is%20NYSCO%20different%3F"]NYSCO%20is%20the%20only%20Summer%20Camp%20organization%20that%20was%20created%20specifically%20for%20non-overnight%20(non-residential)%20camps.%20Our%20focus%20is%20on%20helping%20non-overnight%20camps%20including%20Day%20Camps%2C%20Sport%20Specific%20Camps%2C%20and%20Specialty%20Camps%20find%20the%20Accreditation%20they%20want%20to%20communicate%20their%20level%20of%20commitment%20to%20their%20clients%20and%20communities.[/op_question] [op_question question="How%20do%20I%20get%20Accredited%3F%20"]Click%20on%20the%20link%20on%20this%20page%2C%20make%20your%20initial%20deposit%2C%20and%20a%20NYSCO%20representative%20will%20assist%20you.%20Complete%20payment%20is%20not%20processed%20unless%20your%20camp%20successfully%20completes%20all%20Accreditation%20requirements.[/op_question] [op_question question="We%20run%20a%20Cheer%2F%20Gymnastics%2F%20Karate%2F%20Soccer%2F%20Baseball%2F%20Robotics%2F%20Science%20camp.%20Will%20Accreditation%20be%20beneficial%20to%20us%3F"]Absolutely.%20In%20some%20areas%2C%20Accreditation%20is%20required%2C%20and%20even%20if%20it's%20not%2C%20our%20Accreditation%20process%20is%20invaluable%20in%20making%20your%20camp%20safe%2C%20structured%20and%20successful.%20You%20know%20how%20to%20flip%2Fbuild%2Fcheer%2Fkick%2Fhit%20the%20ball%2C%20but%20we%20can%20help%20you%20put%20all%20of%20that%20expertise%20into%20creating%20a%20one%20of%20a%20kind%20camp%20experience.[/op_question] [op_question question="Can%20you%20help%20me%20start%20a%20camp%3F%20"]Yes!%20Our%20one%20on%20one%20support%20can%20help%20new%20camps%20jump%20start%20their%20camp%20success.%20We'll%20look%20at%20your%20needs%2C%20make%20suggestions%2C%20and%20design%20a%20process%20that%20will%20take%20you%20from%20start%20to%20finish.[/op_question] [op_question question="What%20is%20Accreditation%3F%20"]NYSCO%20Accreditation%20is%20a%20stringent%20process%20that%20ensures%20every%20aspect%20of%20a%20camp%C2%A0is%20run%20safely%20and%20properly.%20It%C2%A0also%20helps%20parents%20make%20camp%20enrollment%20decisions.%20If%20a%20camp%20is%20accredited%2C%20they%20know%20their%20child%20is%20in%20good%20hands.%20Accreditation%20for%20camps%20is%20completed%20on%20a%20one-on-one%20basis.[/op_question]

      Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

        [op_question question="%3Cfont%20color%3D%22white%22%3EWhy%20does%20enrolling%20at%20a%20NYSCO%20Camp%20matter%3F%3C%2Ffont%3E"]%3Cspan%20style%3D%22color%3A%20%23ffffff%3B%22%3EIf%20your%20child's%20Summer%20Camp%20is%20a%20NYSCO%20member%2C%20you%20know%20that%20they%20truly%20care%20about%20your%20child's%20safety%20and%20development.%20You%20will%20know%20that%20your%20child%20will%20be%20cared%20for%20and%20that%20they'll%20have%20a%20great%20summer%20experience.%3C%2Fspan%3E[/op_question] [op_question question="%3Cfont%20color%3D%22white%22%3EWhen%20should%20we%20start%20looking%20for%20a%20camp%3F%3C%2Ffont%3E"]%3Cspan%20style%3D%22color%3A%20%23ffffff%3B%22%3EMany%20NYSCO%20member%20camps%20begin%20their%20enrollment%20processes%20long%20before%20Summer%20begins%2C%20some%20as%20early%20as%20January.%20To%20ensure%20your%20child%20has%20a%20space%20in%20the%20camp%20of%20their%20choice%2C%C2%A0%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fnysco.org%2F%23findacamp%22%3EFind%20a%20Camp%3C%2Fa%3E%20near%20you%2C%20and%20contact%20them%20to%20determine%20when%20their%20enrollment%20begins.%3C%2Fspan%3E[/op_question] [op_question question="%3Cfont%20color%3D%22white%22%3EIs%20this%20for%20overnight%20Summer%20Camp%3F%3C%2Ffont%3E"]%3Cspan%20style%3D%22color%3A%20%23ffffff%3B%22%3ENYSCO%20specifically%20works%20with%20non-overnight%20camps%2C%20improving%20their%20services%20and%20operations.%20While%20some%20NYSCO%20members%20are%20overnight%20camps%2C%20only%20non-overnight%20camps%20can%20achieve%20Accreditation%20with%20NYSCO.%3C%2Fspan%3E[/op_question] [op_question question="%3Cfont%20color%3D%22white%22%3EAre%20all%20NYSCO%20camps%20the%20same%3F%20%3C%2Ffont%3E"]%3Cspan%20style%3D%22color%3A%20%23ffffff%3B%22%3ENot%20at%20all!%20In%20fact%2C%20each%20camp%20facility%20is%20individually%20owned%20and%20operated.%20That%20means%20that%20you'll%20have%20the%20ability%20to%20choose%20a%20unique%20experience%20that's%20specific%20to%20your%20area.%3C%2Fspan%3E[/op_question] [op_question question="%3Cfont%20color%3D%22white%22%3EWhat%20Ages%20%2F%20Dates%20%2F%20Details%20are%20there%3F%3C%2Ffont%3E"]%3Cspan%20style%3D%22color%3A%20%23ffffff%3B%22%3EMost%20NYSCO%20camps%20service%20ages%205-12%2C%20but%20that%20can%20vary%20from%20camp%20to%20camp%2C%20depending%20on%20the%20camp's%20specific%20focus%2C%20mission%2C%20and%20activities.%20For%20camp%20dates%20and%20details%2C%20please%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fnysco.org%2F%23findacamp%22%3EFind%20a%20Camp%3C%2Fa%3E%20near%20you!%3C%2Fspan%3E[/op_question] [op_question question="%3Cfont%20color%3D%22white%22%3EWhat%20is%20Accreditation%3F%20%3C%2Ffont%3E"]%3Cspan%20style%3D%22color%3A%20%23ffffff%3B%22%3ENYSCO%20Accreditation%20is%20a%20stringent%20process%20with%20over%20120%20specific%20requirements%2C%20covering%20everything%20from%20Camp%20Operation%20to%20Emergency%20Preparation.%20When%20you%20see%20that%20a%20camp%20is%20NYSCO%20Accredited%2C%20you%20know%20that%20every%20aspect%20of%20the%20camp%C2%A0is%20run%20safely%20and%20properly%2C%20and%20that%20your%20child%20will%20be%20in%20good%20hands.%C2%A0%3C%2Fspan%3E[/op_question]