Summer Leadership Program

A two week summer boarding experience for boys and girls ages nine and up.

The Summer Leadership Program @ NYMA offers a wide variety of summer academic and recreational activities that focus on providing tools for future success and creating differentiators in a student's academic resume. Our program is geared towards hard-working students that are looking for personal growth and excellence.

We have carefully designed the summer leadership program for student achievement and growth. Our dedicated staff help to develop skills like leadership, confidence, teamwork, time management, and organization in our safe, structured, positive, and fun learning environment.

New York Military Academy is a world renowned academy which attracts students not just from the United States, but from all over the world. ESL and non-ESL leaders integrate all students into one cohesive unit, teaching how to work together with students from other cultures.

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)

Leadership Training
Leadership training includes lectures given by our staff and local West Point instructors as well as practical application of these concepts.  

One entire day is dedicated to an outdoor leadership & team skills program. Students travel to the United States Military Academy at West Point where they have a campus tour in the morning followed by a demanding leadership reaction course led by a leadership instructor.  

Our debate coach also teaches students how to speak in public while teaching discipline and self control. At the end of the program each student gives a speech with the best speech receiving an award.

Survival Training
An outdoor program which teaches students how to build fires, hike, tie knots, tent, and shelter-building.  

Computer coding and technology classes separated by age and skill level.

Natural Science
Session Alpha has an optional science focus for students who want to spend their afternoons studying Ornithology, Geology, Herpetology, Biodiversity, or Entomology. Through a partnership with Black Rock Forest, NYMA students explore our part of the Hudson Valley learning from science professionals.  


New York City & Hudson Valley - Trips are offered where students have the option to leave campus in organized groups to benefit from either the New York Metro Area or the attractions of the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Parents Day - Parents as well as friends and other family are invited for the Graduation Ceremony on the morning of the last Saturday. Come and let our summer program graduates show you all they have learned.


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

Cost of Attendance

  • Application Fee: $100
  • Day - Two week session: $1,300 
  • Boarding - Two week session: $2,450


Summer Program Coordinator
Bingjing Dong
(845) 534-3710 Ext. 4862
WeChat: BonnieDong001


Domestic Admissions
Kim Charalambides
(845) 534-3710 Ext. 4822

International Admissions
Quian Liang
+86 17801013889
WeChat: Phaedra77

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.