Where is camp located?
Oasis in Central Park is located on the Upper West Side, Oasis utilizes Central Park’s incredible collection of recreational facilities including tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, soccer fields, nature trails, and an amazing Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool. We also will be using Randalls Island for our Upper Camp Sports Plus program. Our main summer office is located in the BASIS Independent Manhattan School (795 Columbus Ave).
What time and where are drop-off and pick-up?
What if I need to pick up my child early?
If you wish to pick up your child early, please notify our site office on the day prior via text at 646-698-1800. Early pick-up times are scheduled around your child’s activity schedule so we must know in advance to ensure your child is not at the pool or in the park when you come to pick up!
*Please note – Early pick up is not possible on days your child is on a field trip.
How can I get in touch with you?
Camp Director: Avital Lazar
Site contact info: 646-698-1800 (call, text, fax)
Site Email: centralpark@
Before camp begins, you will also be provided with direct contact info for your child’s division leader. Your division leader will be your first point of contact for day-to-day communication about your camper.
How old are your campers?
Our campers range in age from 3 to 15. Our youngest campers must turn 3 years old before starting camp.
What is your counselor to camper ratio at camp?
Our youngest camper groups maintain a ratio of 3:1 Our oldest camper group are staffed at a ratio of 8:1.
How many staff are CPR and FA certified?
In 2021, 8 staff were certified at CPR Professional Rescuer and First Aid Responding to Emergency, All bus counselors and Head Counselors were certified in basic CPR and FA, and we employed 2 full time EMTs. All CPR and FA trained staff were also trained in Epi-pen administration.
How much time do campers spend in Central Park every day?
Depending on age and other scheduling factors, campers spend anywhere from 2 to 6 hours outside in Central Park daily.
What are your rainy day and heat advisory activities?
What do campers wear at camp?
All campers must wear their Oasis t-shirt, shorts, socks, and sneakers daily.
On pool days, please send your camper with a bathing suit (either on them or in a plastic bag), a towel, water-proof shoes, goggles.
What should my child bring to camp?
Campers should bring everything that they need for camp in the Oasis backpacks. Campers should bring:
- swim gear (including a towel)
- Refillable water bottle (not the metal ones, they get hot too fast)
- Full change of clothes (including socks)
My child has severe allergies and needs to bring an Epi-pen, what should I do?
Please make sure that you indicate any and all important medical information that we need to know about your camper on their medical form. Please alert your Division Leader that your child will be bringing epi-pens to camp. Please bring 2 epi-pens, both of which need to have a copy of the original prescription taped to them and be clearly labeled with your camper’s name. One epi-pen will be kept locked in the medical office, the other will go out into camp with your camper’s Division Leader or EMT every day. All leadership staff, head counselors, and bus staff are American Red Cross certified in CPR, FA, and Epi-pen administration.
How do I register?
All registration and payment is taken through our only system (include direct link). Before your child begins their stay at camp with us, they will need a completed health form which should be uploaded to your child’s account. The health form cannot be over a year old and is REQUIRED for your child to attend camp.
Can I tour the facility?
Yes! Tours of both Basis Independent and Central Park will begin in the late winter/early spring and continue until early June. To schedule a tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org