Starchild Camp Progams


Seems like just yesterday we donned flip flops, park sprinklers were on, and the days were long. Now we've dusted off our boots, the sun seeks its slumber a lot earlier in the day, and it's often too chilly to play in the park. StarChild comes to the rescue!! Join us for SATURDAY FUN DAYS every Saturday beginning November 3 from 12 to 4PM. Children spend a few hours playing games, creating arts and crafts, watching a movie, listening to music, and MORE! Lunch and snacks served. Perfect for parents needing a few hours to run errands, shop, etc. Advanced registration required. $35 for the day. Email us at

Election Day November 6, 2018

No automatic alt text available. ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 6 NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED STARCHILD CAMPS IS OPEN 8AM TO 7PM NYC public schools are closed but StarChild Camps is open. Cast your vote to have a day full of fun and exciting adventures with us! Martial Arts Instruction
Arts and Crafts
Homework Assistance
And MORE! 
$65* For the day includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack
(*plus the cost of movie) 347.965.9261 We are located at 119-03 80th Road Just one block from the Union Turnpike Subway Station (E/F) REGISTER NOW! Limited Space Available

NYS ELA and Math Test Prep Saturdays

New York State ELA and Math Test Prep

16 Week Course

November 10 through March 23

9AM to 12PM

(No class November 24, December 22, 29, and February 23)90 minutes devoted to Math

90 minutes devoted to ELA

NYS certified ELA and Math Instructor

Students in grades 3 - 8

Individual Instruction

Small Classes

Limited Registration

$595 includes 16 three-hour sessions plus March 30


$295 Math ONLY

$395 Science ONLY


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 $425 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 of one month 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.