For more than ten years, Oasis in Central Park has provided children with a fantastic opportunity to play and learn in the great outdoors without ever leaving Manhattan. 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. A traditional day camp in every way, Oasis in Central Park’s program includes sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, recreational and Red Cross instructional swim, field trips, and an outdoor education component that includes environmental studies, orienteering and much more. Oasis in Central Park utilizes the outdoor Lasker Pool for its American Red Cross swim program. Campers are swim tested on their first day of camp and experience an amazing instructional and recreational swim program during their stay with us! Oasis in Central Park utilizes many outdoor areas in the park between 92nd street and 100th street including softball fields, Lasker Pool and many open sunny and shady play areas. Oasis in Central Park also has access to basketball courts, classrooms, gymnasiums, and an auditorium across our three indoor spaces. Oasis offers flexible enrollment options! Families have the advantage to enroll their children around their summer plans. A minimum of 2 consecutive weeks to start, up to a maximum of 8 weeks, or any combination thereof is all that we require to fully experience our program. The more weeks you sign up for, the more you save per week! New for 2012! Our campers have the option to bring their lunch from home, packed in a soft non-disposable container or to sign up for our hot lunch service. Lunches will include a hot entree and side, fruit, bottled water and a dessert. Menus vary daily. Don't like something? No worries, families are able to choose substitutions for specific meals. If you are signed up for the lunch program a cold lunch will be provided on trips days– we've got you covered!