Green Girls Summer Institute Application


  • Green Girls Summer Institute is a Science program that engages up to 40 middle school girls, ages 10-13, in four weeks of fun-filled outdoor adventures. Based in Long Island City, Green Girls study the dynamic urban forests of New York’s parks, encouraging them to realize their potential to create change within their natural environment and learn about future careers in the sciences. Whether bird-watching or conducting science projects, Green Girls develop a new understanding of natural ecosystems in our city.

  • Program Information

  • Age Range: 6th – 8th Grades
    Dates of Program: Monday – Thursday, July 13 - August 6

    * This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be running two sessions during the day at reduced capacity. Participants will choose to attend either morning or afternoon sessions for the duration of the summer.

    Morning Session: 10am - 12pm 

    Afternoon Session: 1pm - 3pm 

    Location: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11006
    Cost: Free

  • Permission slip / media release form

  • If you have any questions or would like to apply for your child via phone, please contact Necia Clarke, at nclarke@cityparksfoundation.org or 212-360-2745 Sam Schwartz at sschwartz@cityparksfoundation.org or 914-441-7190.

  • For more information and to learn more about City Parks Foundation programs visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.


  • Please complete the application information below. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed - applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program.

Step 1: Program Location

Given the current situation with COVID, Green Girls Summer Institute plans to follow strict social distancing and personal protective protocols as outlined in the New York State Reopening Summer Day Camp Guidelines. Because of this we will be staying in the local parks this summer and not traveling to all our off-site destinations. It will be a big summer for imagination and creativity!
Step 2: Student Information







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Step 3: Guardian Information





Step 4: Application Questions








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