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Kindergarten Readiness Day Camp

Kindergarten Readiness Day Camp is a FREE program being offered through a collaboration of the Lockport City School District and the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier. The objective of the program is to provide both classroom and day camp programming to kindergarten eligible children in the district thereby helping prepare them for the upcoming school year.

YES, KINDERGARTEN READINESS DAY CAMP IS FREE! The program is for Lockport City School District children who are eligible to attend kindergarten in September of 2023. Children must be enrolled within the Lockport City School District to be eligible.

LOCATION: Anna Merritt Elementary School, 389 Green Street

DATES: 6 weeks of camp

Monday, July 10th – Friday, August 18th, 2023 (Monday through Friday)


Literacy – Math – Social Emotional Skill Building

CAMP TIME: 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Optional)

Fine & Gross Motor Skills – Arts & Crafts – Centers – Playground/Outdoor Activities


Both the class time and day camp time are free!

Transportation to and from the program is NOT provided.

Attendance at the Kindergarten Readiness Class portion is mandatory. Attendance at the Day Camp portion is optional and only open to only those children who attend Kindergarten Readiness Class.

Children will be provided with breakfast, lunch and snack.


Registration for the program is done through the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier. Applications can be found by clicking the button below, and are available at our office at 32 Cottage Street. An application can also be emailed to you by calling the YWCA at (716) 433-6714.

A copy of your child’s current physical and immunization records must be submitted with your application.

All applications must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for placement within the program.

For additional information feel free to contact the YWCA at (716) 433-6714.