Trips & Prices

School Year Trips

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Summer Trip Descriptions

Central Park

Join us as we explore the landscapes and structures that make Central Park one of NYC’s top destinations for tourists and locals alike. After hearing about the history of the park, playing, hiking, and taking photographs of things they’ve observed, children will write guidebooks to share what they have learned and experienced.


Accompany us as we explore the shops, playgrounds and sights of the Village and Chelsea. After we stroll along the High Line, snack at Magnolia, and check out the action at “The Cage,” children will write their own guidebooks about these popular NYC neighborhoods.

Battery Park City/Brooklyn

NYC Is My Backyard heads downtown and over to Brooklyn.  Give your little explorer the chance to discover and write a guidebook about the increasingly popular sites of Battery Park City and DUMBO. He’ll get to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and get to know beautiful Prospect Park.

The City’s Best Playgrounds

Run, climb, and play with us as we check out playgrounds all over this awesome city! As we explore numerous play areas and parks in Manhattan, children will create guidebook pages to rate and compare them.

Uptown Adventure/”The Islands”

Join us as we venture out of our home borough to explore and review two of NYC’s other islands (Coney Island and Governors Island) and The Bronx. Stops include Fort Jay, the New York Aquarium, Wave Hill, the Bronx Zoo, and the Bronx Botanical Garden.

American Museum of Natural History

Come with us as we explore the various halls and exhibits that make the AMNH one of the most popular museums in town! While ambling through the halls of the fascinating building and exploring multiple exhibitions, children will write guidebooks to share their experiences and opinions about the areas of the museum they have visited that day.

Five Days, Five Boroughs

Get a feel for each borough of New York City. Our city is so big and vibrant! How often though, do we really get to visit each borough? Over the course of this week, we will! And children will create guidebook pages to share their impressions of all that they have seen and done.

Price List

*** Our 1- to 4-day trip packages: No paper books for these short camps but each child will receive her writing about her experiences and numerous photos will be e-mailed home!

*** Our 1 Week Package: The weeklong package will include a book ***

• Columbus Day, 9:00-3:00 $190
• Veterans Day Community Service, 10:00-3:00 $190
• MLK Jr. Community Service Day, 10:00-3:00 $190
• Summer Camp, 9:00-3:00, 5 days $810

Private Tours and Writing Sessions

Individualized programs are available and made to order. Please call or e-mail for more information.

Refund Policy

Refund/Cancellation Policies: NYC Is My Backyard is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control. If you would like to cancel your enrollment in a class, NYCIMBy will provide you with a full refund minus a $100 registration fee up to one month prior to the start of the session. Within one month of the start of the session, NYCIMBy will provide you with a full refund minus the $100 registration fee ONLY if NYCIMBy is able to fill your child’s place in the class. If NYCIMBy is unable to fill the place in the class, the class will be non-refundable.
NYC Is My Backyard reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment. If a class has one student enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation two weeks prior to the start of the class. If a class has three or fewer students enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation one week prior to the start date. If NYCIMBy cancels a class that your child is enrolled in, you will have the option of switching classes within the program or receiving a full refund. Please sign up early to ensure classes proceed as scheduled.

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