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Lions Football Camp


Where to Fly into

  • La Guardia (LGA) ***
    Taxi & Rental Car Service available; Bus service directly from LaGuardia airport to Columbia, the M60 city bus, is also available for $2.75/each way.
    **LaGuardia is the easiest and closest airport – located 11 miles from the Baker Athletic Complex and 7.7 miles from Campus

  • John F. Kennedy (JFK)
  • Newark airport (EWR)

Where to stay

NYC Hotels:
For anyone flying into JFK or LaGuardia and/or want to sight see in NYC

La Quinta Inn & Suites (31 West 71st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West) - Outstanding location right by Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, the subway and many great Upper West Side restaurants - Easy subway ride or Uber ride to campus

Hotel Beacon (2130 Broadway Avenue on the corner of 75th Street and Broadway) - Outstanding location right by Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, the subway and many great Upper West Side restaurants - Easy subway ride or Uber Ride to campus

New Jersey Hotels:
For anyone driving into NYC and have no plans to sight see in NYC.

DoubleTree by Hilton - Fort Lee GW
2117 Route 4 Eastbound
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Holiday Inn GW Bridge - Fort Lee
2339 Route 4 E
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Hampton Inn Ridgefield Park
100 US 46
Ridgefield Park, NJ

How to arrive

(Via car)


    (passenger cars only): Exit Dyckman Street, and proceed east to Broadway. Make a left on Broadway and proceed 20 blocks north to 218th Street.


    (passenger cars only): Continue north to end of Harlem River Drive. Bear right at light and proceed north on 10th Avenue to 218th Street.


    (commercial vehicles/buses): Exit 230th Street. Proceed on 230th Street westbound (from north – make right at light; from south make left at light). Continue on 230th Street to Broadway. Make left on Broadway and proceed 12 blocks to 218th Street.

  • From WEST:

    Take George Washington Bridge and follow signs for Henry Hudson Parkway North or Major Deegan Expressway North (follow directions above).

  • From NORTH:

    Take Cross-Westchester Expressway (I-287) or Cross-County Parkway west to Saw Mill River Parkway south. Take the Saw Mill to the Henry Hudson Parkway South or Major Deegan Expressway South (follow directions above).


    Take Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) to Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95). Exit Cross Bronx to Major Deegan Expressway North or Henry Hudson Parkway North (follow directions above).


    (commercial vehicles/buses) Take Long Island Expressway East to Cross Island Expressway North to Throgs Neck Bridge. Bear left after toll for Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) South (follow directions above).


    (passenger cars only) Take Northern State Parkway/Grand Central Parkway East to RFK/Triboro Bridge. Take FDR/Harlem Driver Drive north to end of Drive (follow directions above).

  • From SOUTH:

    Take New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 18 George Washington Bridge (follow directions above).

(Via Subway and Public Transportation)

The Baker Athletics Complex is served by numerous mass transit options. MTA NYC Subway: Take 1 to 215th Street or A to 207th Street. MTA Metro North Railroad: Take Hudson Line to Marble Hill. MTA New York City Bus: Take BxM1 to 207th Street or 230th Street, M100 to 220th Street, Bx7 to 218th Street or Bx12 to 207th Street. Visit mta.info for service advisories and changes.

Contact Us

Jon McLaughlin



Health Forms Information

2017 Health Form (.pdf)

In order to participate in camp, each camper must submit record of a physical exam.

This form must:

  • Be submitted before the first day of camp
  • Be signed by a licensed physician
  • Have been completed within the last year of the camp date
  • Include immunization records
  • Examples can include school or pediatrician physical evaluation forms

Please send physical exam forms to Mike DeFazio (mhd2009@columbia.edu) before the first day of camp.

Note: if you do not have a current copy of a physical exam, you can ask your doctor to complete this form