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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

      • q-iconWhat is NYSCO?

        The National Youth Summer Camp Association is a governing body for Summer Camp and Day Camp professionals. We help with everything from getting more campers into your program to training your staff to be superstars.

      • q-iconHow is NYSCO different?

        NYSCO is the only Summer Camp organization that was created specifically for non-overnight (non-residential) camps. Our focus is on helping non-overnight camps including Day Camps, Sport Specific Camps, and Specialty Camps find the Accreditation they want to communicate their level of commitment to their clients and communities.

      • q-iconHow do I get Accredited?

        Click on the link on this page, make your initial deposit, and a NYSCO representative will assist you. Complete payment is not processed unless your camp successfully completes all Accreditation requirements.

      • q-iconWe run a Cheer/ Gymnastics/ Karate/ Soccer/ Baseball/ Robotics/ Science camp. Will Accreditation be beneficial to us?

        Absolutely. In some areas, Accreditation is required, and even if it’s not, our Accreditation process is invaluable in making your camp safe, structured and successful. You know how to flip/build/cheer/kick/hit the ball, but we can help you put all of that expertise into creating a one of a kind camp experience.

      • q-iconCan you help me start a camp?

        Yes! Our one on one support can help new camps jump start their camp success. We’ll look at your needs, make suggestions, and design a process that will take you from start to finish.

      • q-iconWhat is Accreditation?

        NYSCO Accreditation is a stringent process that ensures every aspect of a camp is run safely and properly. It also helps parents make camp enrollment decisions. If a camp is accredited, they know their child is in good hands. Accreditation for camps is completed on a one-on-one basis.

      Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

      • q-iconWhy does enrolling at a NYSCO Camp matter?

        If your child’s Summer Camp is a NYSCO member, you know that they truly care about your child’s safety and development. You will know that your child will be cared for and that they’ll have a great summer experience.

      • q-iconWhen should we start looking for a camp?

        Many NYSCO member camps begin their enrollment processes long before Summer begins, some as early as January. To ensure your child has a space in the camp of their choice, Find a Camp near you, and contact them to determine when their enrollment begins.

      • q-iconIs this for overnight Summer Camp?

        NYSCO specifically works with non-overnight camps, improving their services and operations. While some NYSCO members are overnight camps, only non-overnight camps can achieve Accreditation with NYSCO.

      • q-iconAre all NYSCO camps the same?

        Not at all! In fact, each camp facility is individually owned and operated. That means that you’ll have the ability to choose a unique experience that’s specific to your area.

      • q-iconWhat Ages / Dates / Details are there?

        Most NYSCO camps service ages 5-12, but that can vary from camp to camp, depending on the camp’s specific focus, mission, and activities. For camp dates and details, please Find a Camp near you!

      • q-iconWhat is Accreditation?

        NYSCO Accreditation is a stringent process with over 120 specific requirements, covering everything from Camp Operation to Emergency Preparation. When you see that a camp is NYSCO Accredited, you know that every aspect of the camp is run safely and properly, and that your child will be in good hands.