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Looking for a Children's Summer Camp in Suffolk? This Camp Guide is your resource. If you're looking for a Westchester based sports camp, dance program, day camp, a special needs program, or other specialty camp here's a directory of kids summer programs.
Camps 'R' Us
Jason Gutlaizer has been the Director at Camps �R� Us Baldwin since 2011. With a strong background in camping, Jason draws upon his many years of experience to enhance Camps �R� Us programs and activities. He leads a dedicated staff, which fosters the growth and development of campers in a safe, nurturing environment. During the school year, Jason teaches advanced chemistry and AP chemistry at H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square.
Jennifer Houston joined Camps �R� Us Northport in 2012, as a director and as a parent (her two sons also attend CRU Northport). She brings an exciting approach to camping, working closely with parents, campers, and staff to develop a strong sense of community on campus. During the school year, Jennifer teaches French as part of the World Languages Department at Half Hollow Hills High School
West in Dix Hills.
114 Parkway Drive South
Meet Coastal Sports Camp Director Nick Nowakowski, born and bred Long Islander. Nick is a product of Long Island sports, having grown up playing soccer. After playing Varsity Soccer at North Babylon High School, Nick played college soccer at Nassau Community College and Adelphi University. A trainer and indoor league manager for Coastal Soccer (www.coastalsoccerusa.com, Long Island?s premier soccer training company) since 2004, Nick has also been an avid adult league soccer player himself for the last ten years.
Flips Gymnastic School
975 W. Jericho Tpke
Established in 1992, Flips has been giving children a strong structured foundation for any sport they pursue. Pat and her staff at Flips provide children with a caring and loving environment in which they can excel in gymnastics. Flips gymnastics offers birthday parties, where trained professionals cater to the birthday child and make them feel unique. Gymnasts build confidence and self esteem when competing in house meets. In addition to gymnastics classes, Flips offers ballet, hip hop, break dancing and pre-school dance classes. Adult classes include body sculpting, zumba and gymnastics.
Greenlawn Equestrian Center
29 Wood Ave.
The summer day camp program at Greenlawn Equestrian Center introduces children aged 8+ to horses. It further develops their horsemanship and riding skills and improves their confidence around horses in a wholesome and nurturing environment. Campers will learn and practice all aspects of horsemanship and have daily riding instruction, while developing their independence and sense of responsibility. To learn more about our camp program visit us online. Prospective campers and parents are welcome to visit our facility at any time, meet our horses and speak to our staff.
Kenwal Day Camp
100 Drexel Ave.
Dena and “Uncle Howie” Feinstein (brother and sister) are still the two biggest “kids” in the camping industry. “As adults, safety is always our first concern. Once the children are safe, we just want them to have the time of their lives,” they say. “We are in the summer camp business because we love the children! Watching the campers grow, building their self-esteem, and helping them make new friends is just a small part of what we achieve each summer!”
Kiddie Academy of Nesconset
62 Lake Ave
Susanne Maggio (Director) has over ten years of experience working with children. She has five years of experience working as Director and holds a BA in Elementary Education, a MA in Childhood Education, and is a member of the NAEYC.
Lauren Fours (Assistant Director) has six years of experience working with children, including children with special needs. She has her BA and has taken a variety of early childhood classes. She has experience working as a team leader in an Adventure Travel Camp and as a Group Leader in day camp.
Knox School Summer Adventures
541 Long Beach Road
Virginia Riccardi is the proud director of Summer Adventures at the Knox School, Long Island’s best-kept camp secret! A life-long Smithtown resident, mother of three, and educator with more than 25 years of experience, Virginia holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Stony Brook University and a master’s degree in education from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. Families are encouraged to schedule a tour of the 40-acre campus, or call 631-686-1640 and visit knoxschool.org/summer for more information.
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.
Parisi Speed School
181 Freeman Ave
After finishing his football career and graduating from the University of Hawaii, Patrick Olchovy has come back to the Parisi Speed School as the Director of Operations. Here at the Parisi Speed School, we train a wide array of athletes?from professional athletes to five-year-olds. As the industry leader in performance enhancement, we will continue to deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength of character.
SPORTIME Tennis & Multi-Sport Camps
Several locations throughout Long Island
www.sportimeny.com and click on CAMPS
SPORTIME Executive Multi-Sport Director, Joe Siegel, oversees all SPORTIME children’s summer camp programs. Joe holds a Master’s degree in physical education and has created a unique sports academy program that is implemented at all SPORTIME summer day camps. Children learn the fundamental skills of their favorite sports as well as game strategy and sportsmanship. Joe and his staff of motivated sports coaches, tennis and swim instructors and group counselors work together to create a truly memorable summer experience for all SPORTIME campers.
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center
74 Hauppauge Rd
Your family is invited into a welcoming, vibrant community where children are happy, have friends, develop self confidence and learn what is needed to succeed. Jami Ashendorf, Director of both the Nursery School and Preschool Camp Wonderland , has an innate sense of caring, compassion and empathy, which gives parents the confidence that they made the right choice for their child?s first educational experience. Thousands of children have benefited from Jami?s 30 years as an early childhood educator. Tour our beautiful campus and see the reasons why.
Superior Ice Rink
270 Indian Head Rd
The McGuigan Family has owned and operated Superior Ice Rink for 38 years. They provide the local community with recreational ice skating and ice hockey activities. Open all year round for public skating, figure skating, learn-to-skate, youth and adult ice hockey programs. They offer summer hockey camps for all levels, staffed by professionals. Camps are offered throughout the summer for one week sessions at a time. Children ages 5 to 15 spend their day having a ?superior? time. Superior Ice Rink takes pride in providing a family friendly environment.
The Knox School
541 Long Beach Road
Robert G. Polcha is Camp Director at the Knox School Summer Adventures, located in Nissequogue. Robert spent more than 20 years as a teacher, lifeguard, coach and camp director, which have taught him that a positive educational experience is the foundation of success for young people.Before joining Knox School Summer Adventures in 2003, Robert worked for Raynor Country Day Camp as the Aquatics Director, and for 21 years as an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and private swim instructor.
The Rinx- Hidden Pond Day Camp
660 Terry Road
Peter Trupia has been involved with children’s camps since 1971. In education for 32 years, his mentor was the camp industry icon Ben Appelbaum. He founded H.P.D.C. in the fall of 1992, running its first summer session in 1993. It became a family run camp in 2004. Peter is a Standards Visitor and Visitor Trainer for the American Camp Association. Matt Pagliari joined Peter as director in 2007. An educator with more than 19 years of experience, Matt teaches technology and is in charge of the Anti-Bullying Program for the Jericho School District. He is also a member of the American Camp Association.
180 Little Neck Rd
Dear Student, We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to attend Vanderbilt Museum?s Wizard University. You may begin your one-week summer session in July or August. Each day will begin at 9 and end at 3, and include classes in astronomy, potions, almost magical creatures and crafty crafts. You may also sign up for half-day week-long programs. For information please call 631-854-5579 or check vanderbiltmuseum.org. Yours Sincerely, Carol Ghiorsi Hart, Headmistress.
World Gym Coram
607 Middle Country Road
Meet our camp director Jamie Laurie. Jamie studied kinesiology at the University of Connecticut and has been organizing and directing our summer camp since 2005. Her creativity and enthusiasm help to ensure that everyone involved has a fun and exciting summer. Energetic and motivated counselors and instructors lead campers ages 3-12 years in swim lessons, arts and crafts, hands-on science, sports, fitness, and free swim from 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday, rain or shine. After-care is provided for working families until 6pm every day.
Young People's Day Camps Suffolk
Young People's Day Camp has been “creating childhood memories” for boys and girls ages 4-14 since 1972. Accredited by the American Camping Association, YPDC offers free transportation, swimming instruction, sports, activities, arts & crafts, miniature golf, music, drama, dance and weekly field trips. Parents can choose from two to eight week sessions, at a most affordable fee. Ask about our pre-season discount.