Starchild Camp Progams

Full-Day Program November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017

Full-Day Program 8AM to 7:00PM Join us for our full-day program of activities and fun! Students will enjoy a variety of fun and interesting activities.  Register early as space is limited! Cost: $60 per day. Price does not include cost of trips if any. 347.965.9261


Join us for four days of holiday celebration! Come celebrate the holidays the way others do around the world!! Students will enjoy food, dance, music and movies from different cultures. We will also create a variety of holiday-themed craft projects and visit the New York Botanical Gardens Train Show!  Cost is $70 per day and includes breakfast, lunch, snack and all activities!  December 26 thru December 29 from 8AM to 7PM. Register for as many days as you like but register early as space is limited!  

Summer Camp 2018

Christmas is around the corner but here at StarChild we are already gearing up for our

2018 Summer Camp Program!!!

We have several new and exciting changes to our program!!!

Check back in December for exciting new updates AND our early bird registration specials!!!!



After-school Program

We are currently accepting registration for our after-school program which begins the first day of NYC public school and lasts through the last day of school. We provide pick up from schools in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park. We offer a hot snack, homework assistance, language and music lessons, and outdoor play (weather permitting). We offer programs for students in grades K-8. The after-school day begins with gathering at the site followed by outdoor play, a snack, then homework. The remainder of the day (depending on the day of the week) is filled with either music lessons, Spanish lessons, or arts and crafts, and maybe a movie (Fridays once or twice a month). Middle school students take advantage of activities geared to helping them adjust to middle school and transition to high school. Students enrolled in the after-school program receive a discount on our full-day programs when schools are closed. The cost for our after-school program is $400 monthly. We offer a discount of one month for registrations processed before August 21, 2017 and paid in full for the year and a 50% discount for half year registrations. Contact info: 119-03 80th Road, Forest Hills Queens, New York Ph (347) 965-9261 Email:  

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What Parents Say About Us!!!

Fabulous summer camp! Definitely coming back this year and next and the year after!!!

Janis B./Forest Hills,NY

My son absolutely loves WorldPlay/Starchild Camps!  He’s engaged and excited everyday! The team is top notch and extremely dedicated to the kids & their jobs! Enrolling for summer camp, at my sons request! Nothing more comforting then your child feeling safe & happy when they are outside your home!

Debbie F./Kew Gardens, NY

Kelli and her team are so wonderful with the kids. She plans out such great activities for them, both fun and educational. See you next summer!

Lance G./Douglaston, NY

“This camp is extraordinary, staffed by a team of compassionate, wise and generous people.”

Lori K./Rego Park, NY

“This was her first time attending a Starchild camp and she had a wonderful experience. She had excellent counselors, a variety of experiences, and was able to try new things. Each day she came home happy, confident, and full of amazing stories.”

David R./Flushing, NY

“My son has had a terrific experience at Starchild Camp. This is his third summer attending. Occasionally, I send him to another camp for a week or two just to mix things up; he always comes home and says, “It’s good, but Starchild is better.”

Margie S./Glendale, NY

Camp Director

Kelli Herd

Kelli Herd

Kelli Herd is the executive director of StarChild Camps. Kelli has worked as an elementary school teacher for both the Washington, DC and New York City Public School Systems. She has over ten years of experience as an educator and has created and facilitated several programs for children and youth. Kelli also worked for the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help as a Project Manager in Benin, West Africa. While in Benin, Kelli worked closely with the Beninise Prime Minister of Education conducting first-year research assessment/analysis of Beninise primary schools to create workshops and manuals that introduced new and interactive pedagogical tools for students and teachers. Ms. Herd has also worked as a community outreach organizer for the Hazelwood Initiative in Pittsburgh, PA. She served for two years as executive editor of the organization’s monthly newspaper. Most recently, Kelli served as the Director of Development for Bridge Street Development Corporation in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of New York and as the Associate Director of Institutional Relations for Literacy Partners in NYC.

Kelli holds a MPA in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in English also from the University of Pittsburgh.

Kelli genuinely loves working with children and introducing them to new and exciting cultures and experiences. “There is no better sound than the laughter of a child.”

Kelli has lived in Forest Hills with her son Jeremy for over ten years.