Kuei Luck Summer Camp
The Kuei Luck Experience
In its 15th season, Kuei Luck Summer Camp provides children an opportunity to advance academically and socially during their summer break. While the day camp’s core goal is preparing youth for the upcoming school year, we also focus on building soft skills that are crucial to youth development and future success. We emphasize the following core values: confidence, community, camaraderie, grit, and respect.
Campers spend their mornings engaged in rigorous lessons, discussions, and activities that align with the Common Core Learning Standards. In the afternoon, they choose from a robust roster of activities, such as sports or crafts sessions like Pottery, or enrichment courses like Robotics and Writings. The morning academic courses keep their minds sharp for the new school year, and pursuits outside of the traditional classroom setting flex their creative muscles and hone in on their passions.
As the world becomes smaller with globalization, competition has become fiercer. Summer break has become a critical time to empower youth to be able to rise up to the competition.
Not only do children need to keep their minds sharp academically, but they also have to further develop P21 skills, such as critical thinking and collaboration. These abilities are often developed outside of the classroom, and crucial for future college prep and career readiness. We believe a traditional camp setting—complete with group exercises and room to explore creative, team building activities—helps our youth cultivate the soft skills they need to become independent, confident, and well-rounded individuals.
We design a summer course that follows the NYS Common Core Curriculum to help your children better prepare for the upcoming school year.
All campers take a placement exam upon registration so they are in a class with peers at a similar level, facilitating the best learning environment; they are always placed into their own grade level.
To help campers retain and review materials, teachers assign homework daily on Mondays through Thursdays. While homework is not required, we strongly encourage our campers to complete their assignments as a way to review their classwork from the day, and to develop a strong work ethic and study habits. We believe in positive reinforcement, so campers who finish their homework can earn K-Cash to use at the camp store. Weekly assessments on Fridays also help us monitor their learning for the week. Their homework and test grades are recorded on a scorecard, which campers take home to get signed daily. Signed scorecards ensure constant communication and feedback between our teaching staff and families.
We know that many parents may feel that children are constantly testing. Testing is a part of the American education system, and children will be constantly assessed throughout their entire academic career. We believe in regular testing so our campers can build resilience from testing anxiety. It’s also a way for them to learn from their mistakes and understand that failing is acceptable; learning from their mistakes is how they improve and grow.
Our NYS licensed teachers, who teach all our morning sessions, have deep expertise and experience; many have been with us for multiple summers.
They are loving and nurturing professionals who care for our campers. We also have a licensed administrator on site to supervise our teaching staff and ensure we meet the needs of all our campers. Our teachers are most successful in meeting our campers’ needs when our team is aware of any learning challenges and past successful strategies prior to our camp start date. We invite parents to share as much information with us as possible, so our experienced teachers and staff can work closely with you to best support your child. It’s important to us for all our campers to thrive and enjoy their summer break at camp.
Tuition & Schedule
|Tuition Half Day||$1,440|
|Tuition Full Day||$1,775|
|Registration Waived for previous students||$30|
|Textbooks & Materials||$135|
|Bus - One Way||$300|
|Bus - Two Way||$550|
|Bus - One Way Long Island||$425|
|Bus - Two Way Long Island||$750|
|Extended Hours - AM||$210|
|Extended Hours - PM||$525|
|Extended Hours - AM Daily Rate||$10|
|Extended Hours - PM Daily Rate||$35|
|Extended Hours - AM Weekly Rate||$50|
|Extended Hours - PM Weekly Rate||$100|
|7:30am – 8:30am||Early Drop off|
|8:30am – 9am||Breakfast|
|9am – 10:25am||Enrichment|
|10:25am – 10:35am||Snack Time|
|10:35am – 12pm||Enrichment|
|12pm – 1pm||Lunch/Recess|
|1pm – 3pm||Afternoon Activities|
|3pm||Regular Day Dismissal|
|3pm – 6pm||Extended Hours|
From Mondays through Thursdays, campers learn coursework in a traditional classroom setting to prepare them for the upcoming year. With a ratio of 25 campers to 1 teacher, our small classroom size gives each child adequate personal attention. Additional counselors are also available as needed to assist in classrooms.
Following a morning of classroom work, we take our campers into a traditional camp setting with roughly 30 fun-filled activities, including Pottery, Basketball, Cooking and Game Design. Campers pick two activities to participate in on alternating days. Performing arts related activities, such as Hip Hop, perform at an end-of-summer final showcase for family members.
Fridays are special at Kuei Luck. Campers start the day with morning assessments, which allow teachers to see how much of the material they have retained from the week. For the rest of the day, children enjoy various planned activities as a class. These activities vary every Friday and expose campers to experiences they may not have chosen for themselves during the week. We believe summer camp is a perfect time for children to get out of their comfort zone and try new activities—they often end up having a blast.
Breakfast & Lunch
The NYC School Foods program provides Breakfast and Lunch at camp; menus will be published in late May. If campers have dietary restrictions, we are unfortunately unable to make any adjustments to the menu. However, our camp EMTs are there to supervise your children during lunchtime to ensure that they are putting the appropriate food on their lunch trays.
Please note that we are not a peanut-free school, so campers with peanut and other nut allergies sit at a nut-free table.
Programs & Activities
Arts & Crafts
Arts and Crafts is particularly suitable for younger campers, who are able to explore their creativity and tactile sensations by making art with different mediums and everyday materials. At the end of camp, campers present their work during our Annual Camp show.
Campers learn to use plastic and glass beads to create artistic 3D sculptures, such as animals and fruit. Divided into both beginner and advanced classes, this class is suitable for all ages.
An introductory course, this class teaches the fundamentals of ballet. Ballet slippers are highly recommended; for campers without ballet slippers, socks are required.
Held outdoors in the playground, Basketball teaches children various basics and techniques through drills. Scrimmages that help them understand positions, rules of the game, and the importance of teamwork. Campers are required to wear athletic wear and sneakers on the days they have Basketball.
Professionally ranked players lead our Chess class. Campers learn game rules and complex strategies in groups divided by their experience levels. At the end of camp, they participate in a camp-wide competition.
Chinese dance is a complex genre, involving varied techniques and props like ribbons, fans, and drums across different regions of China. Campers are divided into groups for this class, with each exploring a different regional folk dance. In addition to mastering techniques unique to the dance, they learn to understand the history and culture that influenced the region’s dance. They also master basics that are used across Chinese folk dance.
The Chinese Yo-Yo or Diabolo is a an hourglass shaped device spun on string attached to two, handheld sticks. Campers learn to juggle this ancient device, mastering basic techniques and learning more advanced tricks that incorporate the body and movement. Taking place outdoors, the Chinese Yo-Yo activity is an opportunity for children to engage in physical play outside. Campers perform at the end of camp performance to showcase their newly learned skills.
Campers learn the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging, and maintaining the source code of computer programs. They also have the opportunity to create their own games in this activity.
Campers learn age appropriate recipes that are quick, easy, and delicious, while simultaneously learning about the basics of food preparation, including sanitation and washing of produce. They prepare different types of food across different cultures, exposing them to both new cuisines and cultures.
This non-contact version of football is suitable for all age groups and genders. Aside from learning about the game and rules, Campers have an opportunity to play outdoors as a team.
Campers sharpen their minds and observation skills in Forensics by using clues and learning to apply the scientific method to solve simulated crimes. They also create their own mysteries and work together as a team, indoors and outdoors, to explore various crime sciences.
Dance specialists teach hip hop fundamentals and techniques while exposing children to the fun and energetic hip hop culture. Campers perform in our Annual Camp show.
An introduction to photography, this activity teaches photographic theory, technical issues, application and composition. Campers need their own cameras for this course.
Using Perler beads, Campers learn to create their own digital art, such as 3D versions of their favorite TV characters, animals, and Minecraft scenes. They design their own art, digitize them, and then use the digitization as a template to create their artwork with Perler beads.
Campers use air-dry clay to make pottery, exploring different techniques to form vessels such as bowls and vases. Their creations are displayed during our Annual Camp show.
Kuei Luck Summer Camp partners with the premiere Lego Education company, Bricks for Kidz, to offer our campers hands-on programming where kids utilize LEGO MINDSTORMs and WeDo Jr to learn and build robots.
In this class for beginners, campers learn different techniques of drawing in Sketching, including how to rapidly create freehand drawings, which are a quick way of graphically demonstrating an image, idea, or principle.
Depending on skill level, campers learn the basics of soccer and hone in on their footwork and handling. Groups are divided by experience and skill levels.
Held indoors and outdoors, Survival Skills runs campers through different scenarios so they learn how to provide basic necessities for human life such as shelter, food, habitat, negation to safety, and signaling for help in an emergency situation.
Kuei Luck Summer Camp partners with local Taekwondo center, New York Black Belt Center, to teach children the fundamentals of Taekwondo in this introductory course.
Through rehearsals of a skit, Campers learn the basics of stage acting and theater, which culminates in a final production.
This introductory course, taught in an indoor gym, teaches campers the basic skills and techniques of volleyball. Through games played on the court, campers will also develop teamwork skills and learn the values of good sportsmanship.
Often known as the gentler version of dodge-ball, this outdoor sport is great for all ages. It is a high energy sport played in an octagonal pit with a soft foam ball. The game combines the skills of running, dodging, striking and jumping, with the objective of hitting opponents with a ball below the knees. Players must keep moving to dodge the ball and avoid being hit. A second ball can be added for more of a challenge and to speed up the game. Once the game is over, everyone re-enters the pit for the next round. The high energy sport is fun and easy, and a hit with campers.
In this activity, campers explore basic principles of engineering design. By learning these tenets, they are able to solve design problems and try various building challenges. They work in teams and tackle real world building scenarios. Their final products go through performance trials so they can test and learn from their mistakes.
With its roots in freedom of movement and an antithesis to ballet, Modern Dance is suitable for a variety of dance levels and experience. Campers learn to express themselves through guided movement, and also have the opportunity for improvisation.
From paper cranes to boats, campers learn the Japanese art of paper folding in Origami. Instructors teach a variety of figures to accommodate varying dexterity of youth of different ages. Final pieces are showcased at the Annual Camp Show.
174-10 67th Avenue, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365, USA
Our camp is located inside Public School 173 Queens with air-conditioned classrooms. Campers also have access to the Fresh Meadows Playground.
Gateway to Kindergarten
We designed a program to help children—and parents—ease into it. The transition from Preschool to Elementary school can be difficult for parents and children alike. Our Gateway to Kindergarten summer camp is for children going to Kindergarten in the Fall. Campers learn to navigate a larger class environment in a public school setting with class sizes of 20. However, there is additional support from two teaching assistants, and campers still get their daily naps. They have their own separate activities, but still enjoy the play-based environment in a large group setting.
PreSHSAT for Children going to the 7th Grade
This add-on to our regular 7th grade program introduces SHSAT material to campers earlier, so they can begin to learn question types and strategies needed to pass the test a summer early. Only those who score in the top percentile of our placement exams are eligible for this course, as the material is challenging. For an additional cost, campers will get a head start on preparing for the exam as part of their morning enrichment class.
K-Cash is our rewards system to incentivize campers to do homework and try new things. It’s also a way for them to learn about budgeting: The camp store is set-up with a range of price points so campers learn to save for any snacks or prizes they want. Campers earn K-Cash for participating in certain activities, and if they complete and score at least 85% on their homework. Not only does this form of positive reinforcement encourage them to be more engaged at camp, but it also helps them develop good financial habits.
Health & Safety
Your child’s health and safety is our number one priority. All of our staff undergo a detailed background check that exceeds the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s requirements. They also run safety drills throughout the summer to make sure they are prepared for emergencies. On top of that, our entire leadership team is certified in CPR and First Aid, and remain in constant contact with one another through two-way communication. We also have security through NYPD School Safety, as the campsite is at a public school. Two full-time, licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are also on staff.
We offer transportation for full-day campers in school buses complete with GPS tracking and state-of-the-art two-way radio communication. We further ensure their safety with door-to-door drop-off and pick-up, and have counselors on board to welcome campers. Currently, transportation is provided to the following neighborhoods:
- Forest Hills/Rego Park
- Fresh Meadows/Oakland Gardens/ Bayside
- Little Neck/ New Hyde Park / Great Neck
Please call us for additional inquiries, as we are able to charter buses for groups at specified locations.
Early Drop-off and Extended Day
We offer parents the flexibility of dropping off their children as early as 7:30 a.m. From 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., counselors supervise campers, ensuring that they eat breakfast and are brought to their usual morning lineup before Morning Enrichment begins.
We also offer families the flexibility of late pick-up. At Extended Day, campers receive a snack and complete their homework with assistance from a counselor. Once they have finished their assignments, they participate in additional activities. Parents have the option of picking up their children as late as 6 p.m.
Kuei Luck Summer Camp is Accredited by the American Camp Association.
Since 2013, Kuei Luck Summer Camp has been accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), a nationally recognized association of camp owners, professionals, and businesses. The rigorous accreditation process requires our camp to adhere up to 300 health, safety, and program quality standards set forth by the association; these standards exceed the regulation set forth by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Child Care. We are proud to maintain industry standards to provide your children with the best camp possible. ACA accreditation also gives us access to additional resources like staff training and program materials, so we can spend more time developing a robust program.
Kuei Luck Summer Camp is also licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and is inspected twice yearly.
Download and complete the registration form.
Once completed, please mail, fax or email the form (see below). In-person registration is also accepted.
Mondays – Fridays (10 am – 6:30pm)
Saturday (9 am – 5 pm)
195-05 69th Ave
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
(Free parking in the rear) All other times, by appointment only.
Mail the completed registration form to:
Kuei Luck Enrichment Center
195-05 69th Ave
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
A bill will be mailed to you.
Email the completed registration form to:
A bill will be emailed to you.
Fax the completed registration form to:
A bill will be mailed to you.