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Looking for a Children's Summer Camp in Nassau? This Camp Guide is your resource. If you're looking for a Nassau based sports camp, dance program, day camp, a special needs program, or other specialty camp here's a directory of kids summer programs.
101 Carolyn Blvd.
Frank DiScala has been owner of BounceU since April 2009. BounceU�s climate-controlled environment is the perfect escape from the hot summer sun or destination for a rainy day. Day camps can schedule fun-filled field trips that are sure to get campers excited. During a BounceU field trip, children bounce, run, slide and get a healthy, energetic workout on giant inflatable equipment. After a great time, they can enjoy snacks or lunch in festive party rooms. Field trips last 1 � -2 hours and create memories that last a lifetime.
Camp Kid Warrior
Cara Castronuova is a celebrity fitness trainer and professional. She appeared as a head trainer for NBC's The Biggest Loser and is a two-time NY Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. Cara has combined her love of kids, desire to help others, and knowledge of fitness to coordinate a summer camp experience kids will never forget. Camp Kid Warrior is dedicated to mixing summer fun with teaching kids about fitness, healthy eating, exercise, self-confidence, empowerment, and how to push themselves toward goals. Visit our website at campkidwarrior.com.
Camps 'R' Us
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Valley Stream, and West Islip
Joanne Turnier, MS, RN and Gary Turnier, MS, Ed. founded Camps 'R' Us in 1993 with a simple mission: to provide working families with the finest summer day camp for their children, at the most affordable price. Today, Camps 'R' Us' award-winning camps are among the best summer camps on Long Island, built upon a community of thousands of children whose summer will be among their most treasured memories for their entire lives. To learn more about Gary and Joanne, please visit campsrus.org/about/history.
Future Stars Summer Camps
223 Store Hill Road
David Stapleton returns to direct and over�see all aspects of Future Stars Day Camps at The College at Old Westbury. He brings more than 15 years of coaching and camp experience and holds a B.A. (Honors) in sports studies and coaching from The University of Edinburgh. He is an active soccer coach throughout the year with the LIU-Post Men�s Soccer Program, NSCAA Coach�ing Academy, and the Junior Roughriders. His credentials and experiences make him uniquely qualified to direct the diverse sum�mer camp program that Future Stars offer for boys and girls in grades K-12. Contact David for information at 516-876-3490.
Game Builders Academy
Founders Michael Pugliese, Phil Lipsky, and Sally Rosenberg have a combined record of 28 plus years in the education arena. Using the resources of the Learning Institute at Hofstra University Summer Camps, our specialty camps get children excited about learning as they explore the subjects they love: Video Game Design, Robotics, 3D Computer Modeling and Animation, Fashion Design and Astronautics. Different age-related programs are available for students in grades 2-9.
Little Chefs Ltd.
33 Jackson Avenue
Established in 1995, we have the recipe to turn your campers into Little Chefs this summer! We offer chefs day and cooking classes along with rainy day programs led by certified teachers in a french culinary setting. Our two hour program consists of a variety of activities, such as pizza making with cookie making or cupcake making. The campers always go home with a chef?s hat on their heads, a box full of goodies in their hands, and a smile on their faces.
Little Gym of Merrick
2128 Merrick Mall
For over 10 years, Evan and Eileen Marrow, owners, have provided children of all abilities and disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow, build confidence, and have fun. Their unique approach and world-class curriculum is designed to help children meet their potential, while providing a safe environment to grow. The Anytime Summertime Kids Camps for ages 3-10 are theme-based; each day?s curriculum includes gymnastics, sports, movement challenges, arts & crafts and more. Offered Monday-Thursday, 1pm-4pm. Children can enroll in any combination of days and weeks with no minimum enrollment period.
LIU Post Youth Camps
720 Northern Blvd.
Nickolette Kacharaba (B.A., State University of New York Stony Brook; M.S., Advanced Certificate, LIU Post) has been a part of the LIU Post Youth Camps since 2003. She became director in 2010. She joins LIU full-time after having taught in public and private school for 12 years. Nickolette has been an active member of NAfME, NYSSMA and both Nassau and Suffolk County Music Education Associations. Nickolette's dedication and experiences as a music teacher and LIU Post Youth Camp staff member have helped children and teens thrive in school and their personal lives.
LuHi Summer Programs
131 Brookville Rd
Director Ed Parry has been an integral part of LuHi for over 20 years. He is a teacher in the Huntington School District and a former Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. As we enter our 49th season, we continue to be your headquarters for arts, sports and recreation. LuHi is one of the premier affordable summer programs on Long Island. We offer over 30 exciting and diverse programs in four 2-week sessions. All programs include free door to door transportation. Come and see how much fun LuHi can be!
Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center
45 Manetto Hill Rd
Joshua Henkel is Director of Youth & Camping Services and directs its day camp, sports camp, and teen travel camp. He has an extensive background in Jewish camping, after school daycare and children?s programming and spent 14 summers here, starting as a camper, counselor, supervisor and currently camp director. Josh is dedicated to providing a rewarding, enriching, safe environment and helping foster friendships. Each year he adds new and exciting activities. For the summer of 2010, campers can look forward to the addition of a zip line and low ropes challenge course.
North Shore Day Camp
85 Crescent Beach Road
Paula Rothman is the full-time owner and director and has been at the helm since the camp�s inception. Her extensive experience as a day camp and school director and her work with preschool through teenage children make her a valuable friend and advisor to our families. Our camp mission of teaching children the skills of making and keeping friends, while building self-esteem and self-confidence is the focus that has helped us create a caring community for campers aged 3-14. North Shore Day Camp - Designed For Success - Engineered For Fun.
Not Just Art®/Music Together®
183 South St.
Mara Esposito became the Director of Education for Not Just Art in 2002. An award-winning former Seattle teacher with a background in human development and alternative education models, Mara has 20 years experience joyfully developing imaginative curriculum with students in preschool through graduate school. Eva Regulski has grown with Not Just Art since its beginning in 1992, eventually becoming the center's General Manager and Registrar. With a background in Communications, Eva is a master multi-tasker who loves working with families and children on a daily basis.
Oasis in Tully Park
Michael J. Tully Park
Tully Park Aquatoc Center, 1801 Evergreen Avenue
New Hyde Park
Jason grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Chaminade High School and Fordham University. After more than a decade in the financial services industry, he turned to his passions: working with children and sports. Since 2003 Jason has run soccer and multi-sport clinics for preschool-aged children as young as 2, to college men. He is the founder and president of a youth soccer-training academy, FC Inter Soccer, Inc. He also runs sessions in preschools for Happy Feet, adaptive programs for special needs children, and coaches the Stony Brook University Men's Club Soccer team.
Sweet Tots Creative Childcare
In 1996, we started in one room with 10 children. Last year, we opened our second location.
Our camp and daycare is warm and family oriented. From ages 6 weeks- 5 years, the children form friendships, play, learn and most importantly, have fun! We have wonderful families and an experienced, dedicated staff. We give love, get love and create wonderful memories. We LOVE what we do! Looking back at my first resume, dated 1979, my goal and objective was to open my own pre-school... so you see...Dreams do come true!
30 E. Main St.
For 14 years, Lynne Gerald taught in nursery programs on Long Island. She started cooking in the classroom and realized all the skills the children were enhancing: fine motor skills, vocabulary, counting, sharing and communication. Children discovered a love of cooking and new foods, learned about kitchen safety, and were taught to recycle. She found a new home at "What's Cooking,? a culinary school, summer camp, and party place for kids. What's Cooking provides a variety of cooking classes for all levels, Holiday classes, scout and cooking badges, and playgroups.