City of Binghamton, New York

Summer Playground Program

The City of Binghamton's Summer Playground Program is a free five-week day camp for Binghamton children entering kindergarten through fifth grade.

Operated by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Summer Playground Program is held five days a week at six City parks across Binghamton. The program not only provides City youth with fun and safe recreational opportunities right in their neighborhood parks, it also helps families by providing summer childcare, which may  may be difficult to find and expensive. 

Through the Summer Playground Program, children have the opportunity to play sports and games, swim, participate in arts and crafts activities and more. Lunch and snacks are provided each day free of charge. 

The City of Binghamton also offers summer programming for preschoolers in half-day sessions at Columbus Park. 

In addition to serving children from preschool to fifth grade, the Summer Playground Program also includes a youth employment component that provides jobs to dozens of Binghamton teenagers who help run the program each summer. 

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (607) 772-7017.