Summer Leadership Program

Boarding & Day Summer Leadership Programs 2018 for Boys and Girls

New York Military Academy (NYMA) is a private boarding school serving grades 8 to Postgraduate during the school year and children age 9 or older in the summer. NYMA offers a rich summer program for students who actively seek to be Set Apart for Excellence in a uniquely structured setting. We have carefully designed a summer of achievement and growth in a structured, positive, and student-centered learning environment. NYMA serves diligent, hard-working students who are looking for personal growth and more activities than typical summer programs can provide. Trips to local arts institutions and New York City landmarks are scheduled.

Daily Schedule


Reveille (wake up), Physical Training


Morning Formation and Breakfast


STEM Classes


Drill and Ceremonies


Leadership Training or Art (12 and under)


Leadership Training or Science (12 and under)




Survival Training (optional Natural Science during Session Alpha) 


Sports (basketball, frisbee, gym, ping pong, rifle- 12 and up, soccer, swimming, and tennis)


Free Time




Evening Activities (movie night, bonfires, open mic night, games, concerts, the famous students vs. teachers basketball game, etc.)


Quiet Time


TAPS (lights out)

New York Military Academy is the alma mater of President Donald Trump who studied here for five years. Many creative leaders in the arts, business, and international politics joined NYMA as teens and found the experience transformative. For Summer 2018, NYMA will be offering three sessions of 14-day leadership programs for children age 9 or older. All of our summer program attendees will receive a series of lessons in Leadership, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), and Outdoor Survival. Students participate in drill and ceremonies, formations, sports, activities, and rifle training.

Leadership — NYMA prides itself on its Leadership Lab which educates students to lead themselves and then others.

Arts — Fine and performing art classes develop students’ interests through creative projects.

Science, Engineering, and Robotics — We practice a fun and hands-on approach to math and science educa- tion.

Sports — Basketball, tennis, swimming, baseball, and a variety of other sports are part of the NYMA experience.

Social and Cultural Events — Trips and evening social events allow students from different backgrounds to bond and establish friendships.

English as a Second Language — ESL is offered for international students wishing to enhance their English skills.

In addition to our rich program of daily activities, frequent trips are scheduled to local attractions and to New York City landmarks. Area forests and mountains serve as locations for orienteering and outdoor adventures including survival training. NYMA makes use of the campus at the nearby United States Military Academy at West Point to enhance our leadership training programs.



  • Session Alpha: July 1st – July 14th
  • Session Bravo: July 15th – July 28th
  • Session Charlie: July 29th – August 11th


Cost of Attendance

  • 2-week day program (10 days) - $1,300
  • 2-week boarding program (14 days) - $2,450 (additional fee may incur for international attendees)



Summer Program Coordinator
Bonnie Dong


Domestic Admissions
Kim Charalambides

A non-refundable application fee of $100 will be charged upon submission of the application.

As part of the application process, we require immunization and medical information. These are required for every participant. If NYMA does not have these forms prior to commencement of our Summer Program, that student will not be admitted. The forms can be emailed ( or faxed to us (845-534-7699).

When a student arrives on Sunday,  we must have all of the medical documents (a physical report, copy of valid in New York medical insurance, and immunization forms), the medical release, and the optional Kayaking form.