NY City Explorers is your family resource for babysitting, enrichment classes, celebrations, nurturing preschool programs, indoor play, and awesome adventure camp programs. Created and run by a team of artists,educators, and advisors, NY City Explorers is a growing company dedicated to being the best choice for your family’s expanding needs.

Our services in your area include our award winning Backpack andBinoculars summer camp and Bag of Tricks Babysitting agency.



Backpacks and Binoculars

Our Nickelodeon Parents Choice Award-winning traveling day camp isopen to campers from 5 years through 10 years.  Campers meet eachmorning at Igloo Cafe in Astoria Queens for a healthful breakfast andmorning orientation before leaving with counselors for a differentadventure each day. Meals and MTA transportation are included.

Bag of Tricks Babysitting

Our roster of metro-savvy artists and educators take a day or nightwith a sitter to a whole new level, and their Bags-of-Tricks providekid approved kicks! Each sitter is CPR and First Aid certified,reference-checked, experienced and cleared through the NY State SexOffenders Registry. Sitters experienced with multiples, special needs,and newborns available upon request.


Bag of Tricks Babysitting – Any hour or day  in your home or hotel room, 718-809-6486.

Backpacks and Binoculars – Meeting at Igloo Cafe, 22-26 31st Street inAstoria Queens 8am-4pm. 718-797-3707

What Mamas are saying about NY City Explorers:

“Emily came yesterday for an hour, and she was great!  Thanks so much for setting it up…”

– Lonnie F, Writer, Great Performances,Brooklyn, NY

“I’ve been really happy with the babysitting service and the sitters you have found for our family.”

– Satoko I., Producer, Boerum Hill,Brooklyn

“Emily was awesome. Riain had a great time. I felt confident in the arrangements we made. Thank you so much!”

– Miriam, Performing Artist, Carver, MA

“For our family you are a most needed resource. Keep up the good work!”

– Alexandra D., Brooklyn

“Zach is missing (Bag-of-Tricks-Babysitter) Rae.  He really enjoyed the art projects they built together.  I should send you a picture of the detailed paper house they built together over several days…  Rae is such a good match for Zach’s personality.”

– Sarah B., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

“Mary Pat was wonderful last night and we would love to work with her again in the future. ”

– Hallie C., Director of Operations, Families for Excellent Schools

“Rae and Kai had fun! She did nice artwork with him. I liked her little animal figures very much!”

-Rory C, Boerum Hill, NY

“This is the best camp day ever!” – Sammy, 6 years, Brooklyn – Schoolbreak camp 2012

“We are very happy with the (camp) program — my kids don’t want to leave at the end of the day, and beg to stay ‘just 5 more minutes!’ –I can think of no higher praise than that!”

– Amy H., Brooklyn


Bag of Tricks Babysitting Sitters are available in New York City, Westchester County, NY,Fairfield County, CT, Bergen County, NJ, and Hudson County, NJ.

To request a sitter, visit www.bagoftricksbabysitting.com! Fill outthe online request form and a childcare coordinator will confirm yourrequest via email.


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