Do you need great summer activities for kids in Westchester County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Westchester summer camps, summer programs, activities near Westchester County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Westchester are at your fingertips.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - OFF-BROADWAY
The New Theater at 45th Street, 354 W. 45th St. (Bet. 8th & 9th Avenues), New York
Join us for a fantastically fun frolic for the whole family! Inspired by the Jules Verne classic, “Around the World in 80 Days” is a dazzling, fast-paced play with 39 characters comedically portrayed by 5 unparalleled actors. To win a bet, Phileas Fogg and his acrobatic sidekick Passepartout must circle the globe and return to London inside of 80 days. Unknowingly pursued by a tireless detective convinced Fogg is a robber on the run, the fast-minded, fleet-footed pair traverse four continents and three oceans in a white-knuckled sprint!
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
Your campers will be begging for more field trips when they experience a session at Bounce! Trampoline Sports! We represent the hottest new sports facilities on the east coast, offering trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, and open trampoline bounce time. Your campers will leave exhausted and happy. We can accommodate several hundred kids at a time in our Valley Cottage facility. Register early as our camp days fill up quickly! We also offer an arcade, Wi-Fi/television lounge, and separate trampoline/inflatable zone for kids ages 2-6.
CROSS COUNTY SHOPPING CENTER
8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
Finally, summer has arrived! Cross County Shopping Center invites you to spend the season with us! Join us for SummerFest, our annual series of outdoor concerts, movies, fireworks, and arts and entertainment for the entire family! Bring your beach chairs and blankets to The Green in the center of the mall for concerts and movies. Plus, don’t miss our first annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival and Free Arts and Crafts with kids, near The Gap. All events are FREE, and so is parking! Log on to crosscountycenter.com for more details.
HOWE CAVERNS ADVENTURE PARK
255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave
Discover Howe Caverns, New York State’s second-most-visited natural attraction! Descend below the Earth’s surface to see the largest Show Cave in the Northeast. Enjoy comfortable guided tours of an underground cavern, a boat ride on the underground Lake of Venus, and historical exhibits. Our all-new Howe High Adventure Park offers a Ropes Course, Air Jumper, 4-Tower, 40-ft.-high Zip Line, and 26-ft. Rock Climbing Wall. Then climb into our New H2OGO Ball and take a wet and wild ride 1,100 feet down the beautiful Caverns Estate hillside. For more information visit howecaverns.com or call 518-296-8900.
MONSTER JAM PATH OF DESTRUCTION
MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford
Mayhem returns to MetLife Stadium on Saturday, June 15, at Monster Jam Path of Destruction. Celebrating a decade of destruction with Tom Meents and Max-D—one of the most decorated World Finals champions of all time—again attempting to land a double backflip, Monster Jam features more than 4,000 tons of dirt, 50 crush cars, and 16 of the world’s most popular trucks competing in intense racing and freestyle competition. Affordably priced for families, starting at $35 for adults, $15 for kids. Visit monsterjam.com orticketmaster.com for ticket sales information.
QUASSY AMUSEMENT PARK
Lake Quassapaug, Route 64 (2132 Middlebury Road), Middlebury
Quassy Amusement and Water Park in Middlebury, CT. Affordable family fun with three new waterslides and children’s splash pad area. Conquer the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster, as well as other thrill and family rides. Two kiddieland areas for youngsters. All-day wristbands (less than $25 each) or individual ride tickets available. Group rates, birthday parties, catered events, entertainment. For more information, visit quassy.com or call 800-FOR-PARK (367-7275).
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
Come to Sportime USA, where the sun always shines! Sportime USA is the ideal place for your next camp trip. Fully air-conditioned with a restaurant on premises. Activities for all ages include Laser Tag, 4-Dimensional Motion Theater, Rock-climbing Wall, Bumper cars, Himalaya Coaster, Rides, over 200 video/prize ticket games, Batting cages, Billiards, Foam Ball Blaster Arena, and Soft Play Zone. Organized check-in and personalized service have made us the premier choice for camps and groups, year after year. Come out of the heat and rain and step into the fun.
STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
Matthews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk
Play is serious business at Stepping Stones. Step inside our award-winning museum and open your world to a lifelong love of learning through play. The museum features hands-on fun in Energy Lab®, Tot Town®, Built It!, Healthyville®, the Traveling Exhibit Gallery, open-air courtyard, state-of-the-art multimedia theater, café, and retail store. There are daily programs, engaging workshops, special events, the Dinosaur Revolution special exhibit, and so much more. Stepping Stones is open daily from 10am-5pm. Visit today!
YANKEE STADIUM TOURS
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
Visit the home of the legendary New York Yankees by taking a Yankee Stadium Tour, presented by MasterCard. Walk into the New York Yankees Museum, presented by Bank of America, view artifacts from former Yankees legends, and learn about the icons who contributed to our national pastime. Visit what some consider the most exclusive area in professional sports—Monument Park. Step into the Yankees Dugout, and get an inside look at the Yankees Clubhouse. All locations subject to availability. For more information about tours and Party City Birthday Bashes, call 646-977-TOUR.
PROGRAMS & CLASSES
ACRES OF ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMP AT ANN AND ANDY
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
Acres of Adventure Summer Camp at Ann & Andy's is a 1-to-9-week summer camp program for children ages 3 months to 14 years. We are situated on 5 acres with more than 15 playgrounds. The outdoor program includes baseball, soccer, climbing wall, bocce ball court, waterslide, zip line, mini-golf, color games, kickball, basketball, dodge ball, drama, and off-campus swimming and bowling. We also have a tween travel camp for 11-14 year olds. We offer customized schedules, individualized attention, and hot lunches daily, as well as barbeque Fridays. All buildings are air conditioned.
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
The Alcott School Summer Fun program will offer a variety of full- and half-day programs for children ages 2-6 years at its 27 Crane Road, Scarsdale and 535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry locations. Children will have the opportunity for outdoor water play, art experimentation, computer work, hands on science activities, nature exploration, cooking, gardening, and so much more! Afternoon classes will include a variety of fun activities including messy art, science exploration, games, cooking, and so much more!
AQUATIC PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, SCUBA certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. Our summer session offers 1-week intensives, 2-week intensives, and morning or afternoon classes. Summer sessions run early June through mid-August. Register now!
BADGER SPORTS CLUB
119 Rockland Ave., Larchmont
Badger is a classic all-around day camp, centered around our Olympic size swimming pool and activities such as baseball, basketball, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, martial arts, golf, yoga, dance, music, drama, nature, arts & crafts, and chess club. Operated by the Collins family since 1945, Badger Day Camp includes hot lunch, door-to-door transportation, towel and laundry service, and a 5:1 counselor-to-camper ratio. For kids ages 3-13.
BITS, BYTES & BOTS SUMMER CAMP
605 Millwood Road (Route 133), Mt. Kisco
We provide a mental playground for kids. Our activities include building and programming robots; designing computer video games; composing electronic music, making animated movies, creating photo comics, and computer programming. Our unique curriculum teaches engineering, logic, problem solving, and story-telling, along with technical skills. Our classes also promote team work, self-esteem, and confidence. The teachers are friendly, effective, and have been background-checked for children’s safety. Our program includes beginners and advanced classes for ages 6-14 years. Please visit our website bbbsummer.com for schedule and registration.
BOUNCE U OF WESTCHESTER
150 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford
A little bit of exercise goes a long way! At BounceU of Westchester, kids flip for our unbelievably cool bounce stadiums. Imagine the ultimate children's playground experience in a safe, indoor setting. BounceU is also the perfect party place! Children love our famous inflatable parties which include paper goods, invitations, and dedicated Party Pros. Visit our website for a complete list of party packages, and to find out more about our camp programs and Open Bounce!
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. The facility has fitness classes for all ages and levels, open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, and now, nutrition support for kids and teens in conjunction with Dr. Michael Wald. Bounce! also has private party rooms, a Wi-Fi lounge, a healthy-food snack bar, an arcade, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids ages 6 and younger. School, camp, and group trips welcome. Fundraising opportunities available. Coming soon to Syosset!
BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
49 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale, NJ 07401
Are you looking for a summer program to give your child a head start into the next school year? If so, our Brain Balance Program™ can help. We work with families affected by ADD, learning disabilities, Dyslexia, Tourette syndrome, and spectrum disorders. The program is entirely drug-free, and uses a winning combination of physical, nutritional, and cognitive activities to enhance your child's performance in the classroom and beyond. The Brain Balance Program forms effective neural pathways that improve attention and focus and academic performance, reduce negative behaviors, and improve social skills and interaction.
BRUCE CHUNG TAE KWON DO
250 Halstead Ave., Harrison
Run by experienced adult Black Belt instructors, each 2-hour session includes a 45-minute Tae Kwon Do class, challenging obstacle courses, team sports, arts & crafts, and more! A perfect way for children ages 3-8 years to get their physical activity away from the hot summer sun. Campers are separated into 3-5 or 5-8 year-old groups. You’ll love our flexibility! Sign up for 1 day, 1 week, or all summer.
825 Union Valley Road, Mahopac
This 20-acre facility owned and operated by the Bellotto family, celebrating its 61st year, has four heated swimming pools, a two-acre pond, indoor activity centers and a sports pavilion, outdoor tents, two tennis courts, a multi-purpose court, state-of-the-art batting cages, a petting farm, and much more, for ages 2-15. Some of Kiwi’s features include weekly activity schedules and themes, daily highlights, entertainment days, DJ days, lunches, and door-to-door transportation; extended hours are available. Monday-Friday, 9am-4:15pm. Weekend tours by appointment, 10am-2pm. Online registration available. Metro-North available too. Special 2-year-old program!
1 Nabby Hill, Mohegan Lake
With 37 years as a physical education teacher and swim coach, Joe Bertino has extensive experience working with children. Since taking over the director duties in 1997, Joe has worked alongside his wife, Rita, to provide Camp Nabby with the very best facilities and curriculum in Northern Westchester. In addition to our 17-acres of beautifully tended fields and athletic courts, our programs feature some of the best special-interest activities in the area—like our nature center! Join us for a tour, and see why Camp Nabby is the leader in healthy, playful summers!
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
Camp Ramaquois is “a day camp as complete as sleepaway camp,” situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts and athletic activities, boys and girls ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a 5-acre crystalline lake, eight heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, a petting zoo, special events, and more. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.
THE CENTER FOR LITERACY ENRICHMENT AT PACE UNIVERSITY
78 N. Broadway, White Plains
The Center for Literacy Enrichment will hold the 41st year of its Summer Literacy Program, focusing on decoding skills, comprehension, language, literature, and writing skills, for students in grades K-12. The afternoon programs provide a variety of learning activities in a relaxed atmosphere. Certified professionals teach small classes of children in a caring, nurturing environment. The Center offers a 3-hour session from 9am-12pm, or a 6-hour session from 9am-3pm, from July 1–31.
THE CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP
Do you want a Jewish education for your child, without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, including Jewish tradition, history, and holidays, for children in grades K–7. We offer a professional teaching staff supported by a parent co-op administration. Private or group Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org.
CONCORDIA DAY CAMP
171 White Plains Road, Bronxville
Concordia Summer Camp offers a variety of programs for campers of all ages. Our Early Childhood Program, for ages 3-5, offers art, music, science, literature, and outdoor play. Our Enrichment Program for grades 1-9 offers classes in oil painting, digital photography, Manga Anime, lamp making, cooking, forensic science, and more. The Concordia Conservatory offers classes in music and art. If your interest is sports, we offer programs for both Early Childhood and Grades 1-9.
CREATIVE WONDERS HOLISTIC THERAPY CENTER
470 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 204, White Plains
We are a state-of-the-art facility, providing services at home and at our facility to help all children with special needs to foster optimal growth, development, and potential. Our facility features Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapy, counseling services, social skills groups, a sensory gym including suspended equipment, crash pit, and climbing wall, a Therapeutic Listening Center, and handwriting training and remediation. We have summer programs and therapy available. Please contact us to schedule an appointment, or visit our website for more information.
CRESTWOOD MUSIC EDUCATION CENTER
453 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Through the summer, in our new, beautifully renovated and expanded facility, we offer private music lessons for students of all ages and levels. Our world-class faculty gives instructions in piano, guitar, voice, string, woodwind, and brass instruments, as well as drums and percussion. We have outstanding programs in both Suzuki violin and piano, as well as jazz lessons with top artists in piano, guitar, bass, drum, and woodwind instruments. In addition, chamber music and jazz ensembles are available. Professional musical soirees are offered every weekend to the public. We rent and repair instruments.
529 Main St., 2nd Floor, New Rochelle
Turn up the heat this summer! At Dance Connection, we offer mini camps for kids ages 3-12. The camps include dance, along with arts and crafts. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. We also have a regular summer program for children and adults. Dances taught are ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom, belly, and African-Caribbean. Summer session begins the week of June 24th. Registration is open—give us a call or send an email!
New locations in Bedford, Chappaqua, Larchmont, Purchase, Rye, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, & White Plains,
Enroll in June and save $10/week on summer day camp fun! Destination Science kids (ages 5-11) enjoy those “Aha!” moments. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning is more important than ever before—in fact, it’s a national movement! Start your child’s journey this summer by heading toward Destination Science! 2013 Topics: The Ultimate Survival Zone, Wacky Mega-Bot Tech, Astronaut Adventure Camp, and Crazy Coaster Science & Sea-fari Park! Special Offer: enroll in all four weeks and save $40! Offer ends June 30.
DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
Our ongoing and summer revolutionary reading program will teach any child to read, even children diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, or with ADD or ADHD. Whether your child is reading above, below, or at grade level, they will accomplish 3-6 years of reading achievement in just one year. Parents will see immediate improvement in reading achievement, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Over 10,000 children from pre-school to 12th grade have accomplished these remarkable results. Your child's grades, confidence, and self-esteem will soar as they learn to love reading and school.
DIGITAL ARTS PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM AT THE WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE DIGITAL ARTS
27 N. Division St., Peekskill
Each summer, the Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension, opens its post-production studios to students ages 7-17 years for arts technology programming. Have your child experience classes in constructing 2D and 3D animation, game design, digital film, painting, and drawing. The Center offers three course modules per day to accommodate working families from 9:30am-5:30pm. This year’s program is from July 8-August 1. Please call or see our website for more information.
ENGINEERING FOR KIDS
Engineering For Kids inspires children ages 4-14 to learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts by building on their natural curiosity through fun, inquiry-based, hands-on programs. This summer we are offering both full-day and half-day one-week sessions from June to August in multiple locations throughout Westchester County. Each camp is theme based: Engineering Olympiad, Survivor: Engineer's Cove, Wreck-it Week, Momentum Madness, Video Game Design, Mechanical Toys, and much more. Camps are selling out fast, so contact us to register now!
EXTENSION PROGRAM OF THE FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (THE)
111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
145 New St., Mamaroneck
85 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale
The after-school programs of the French-American School of New York is offering a five-week French Immersion camp from June 24-July 26 for children in Nursery through Grade 5. Campers have the chance to learn or reinforce their French through a variety of activities, including art, crafts, music and dance, and a weekly field trip or workshop. For more information and to register, visit the website and click on after-school programs.
EYE LEVEL OF NEW ROCHELLE
1299-C North Ave., New Rochelle
Eye Level Learning Center of New Rochelle, a supplemental education program in Math and English, is offering Summer Mini-Camps and Summer Enrichment and Support Programs starting June 24th. The mini-camps are both fun and educational, and will consist of various interactive activities and hands-on projects to keep students learning over the summer. Beat Summer Brain Drain! Summer Enrichment and Support Programs will provide students with more intensive curriculum throughout July and August, to master previous skills and acquire new skills for greater academic success in the upcoming school year!
FASHION CAMP NYC
At the College for the Business of Fashion 12 E. 53rd St, New York
Come to Fashion Camp NYC for an intensive, 5-day, hands-on camp experience, taught by the experts, designers, and retailers you read about in your favorite glossy, and aspire to work with one day. Fashion Camp NYC explores the “business” of fashion, teaching teens, ages 12-18, how to turn their passions into lucrative professions. Our educators include fashion executives, designers, product developers, stylists, bloggers, and editors, touching on every aspect of this creative and colorful industry. All that’s missing is you! Visit our website for details!
FIN 2 SWIM
White Plains, NY
Can your child swim? I mean, REALLY swim? Has she had lessons for several summers but still won't put her head under water? Or, does he run and jump in without knowing how to save himself? Let us help you! One-on-one private lessons will have your child swimming independently from one side of the pool to the other in about six weeks. Don't miss this limited opportunity! Lessons are held in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester, from mid-June through July. Call now to reserve your time slot.
FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase,
Weekly sessions for ages 4-16, June-August. Campers can choose from 16 specialty day camp programs: tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, football, multi-sports, field hockey, cheerleading, volleyball, circus arts, magic, softball, diving, academic, and little stars (ages 3½–5). Our staff is a highly trained team of professionals, and limited enrollment ensures they get to know each camper’s individual needs. Supervised swimming included; instructional swim for Little Stars. Lunch option; transportation available from Westchester; door-to-door transportation from Manhattan also available.
GRANDMASTER B. M. KIM'S TAE KWON DO
60 S. Broadway, White Plains
187 N. Main St., Port Chester 914-934-1861
969 N. Central Ave., Scarsdale
7 College Ave., Nanuet
Grandmaster B.M. Kim's Tae Kwon Do offers summer camp for 8 consecutive weeks. Our main focus is to provide children the best martial arts training, including other benefits as well. Activities such as Tae Kwon Do training, arts & crafts, flexibility training, meditation, reading, writing, and outside activities, will help children to be better everyday. Our masters and instructors are highly trained and certified in this discipline.
GREAT PLAY - SCARSDALE
Midway Shopping Center, Scarsdale
Great Play makes it insanely fun for kids, ages 6 months-5th grade, to develop motor and sport skills, fitness, and coordination! Come once, or come all summer long! You'll never get bored because of the tremendous creativity and variety of our activities. Each camp session includes at least a dozen carefully planned activities and games. Activities include instruction in a wide variety of age-appropriate motor and sport skills, tumbling, balancing, rhythm, obstacle courses, and climbing, plus plenty of free play time running around and being silly!
GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
GymCats Summer Camp program offers quality instruction for boys and girls, ages 4½-12—beginner through advanced gymnastics, sports performance, tennis, arts and crafts, trips, games, and so much more. We have a low student-teacher ratio, campers are grouped by age, and we are fully air conditioned. Full, half, and extended days are available. Our program enriches children’s development by providing attitudes and skills that carry over to many of life's activities. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and fit camp experience.
HARVEY CAVALIER SUMMER CAMP AT THE HARVEY SCHOOL
260 Jay St., Katonah
845-677-0491 Off-season / 914-232-0581 Summer
The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp for children ages 4-14 offers a 6-week program filled with electives in the fine arts, crafts, theatre, music, and dance, as well as swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, sports, science, and more! Guided by professional artists and educators, campers enjoy an adventure of self-exploration. Harvey's 125-acre campus provides a perfect setting for summer fun: an outdoor pool, an indoor ice skating rink, the state-of-the-art Walker Center for the Arts, open fields for sports, and shady pathways through our woods. The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp—Northern Westchester's premier arts camp.
HELEN HAYES YOUTH THEATER
142 Main St., Nyack
Celebrating our 15th year of excellence in theater education, the Helen Hayes Youth Theater offers year-round theater programs for kids ages 5-17. Our 2-week summer camps culminate in full-staged productions on a professional stage. Sessions are available for ages 5-7, 8-12, and 13-18. This summer, we are performing “The Wizard of Oz,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Little Mermaid” We welcome performers with all levels of experience. Please join us for professional training in a friendly, supportive environment. For more information, call us or visit our website.
HOUSE OF SPORTS WESTCHESTER
1 Elm St., Ardsley
The House of Sports, Westchester’s premier sports training facility, will offer a wide range of sports camps this summer. These week-long camps are offered for basketball, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, multi-sport, performance, and Tots (ages 2-4 for soccer and baseball). All camps will take place in the House of Sports’ 120,000-square-foot, AIR-CONDITIONED facility in Ardsley. Each camp will also be run by the facility’s elite staff of professional coaches and instructors. Be sure to visit their website at houseofsportsny.com or give them a call at 914-479-5419.
HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
Programs for campers ages 15 months-12 years. Summer 2013 season is June 24-August 16; 9am-noon or 9am-4pm. Program features hands-on science and nature investigation, a full range of recreational activities, special events and trips, swim instruction, sports, and a splash-and-slide zone. Hudson has extended hours options for all age groups, a catered lunch program, and an air-conditioned facility.
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison
The day begins at 9:30am. After a warm-up, we start our daily activities. The morning session is devoted to gymnastic skills and routines on the equipment. The afternoon session includes games, arts & crafts, theater, and carnival. Our gym is equipped with the finest gymnastics apparatus, including tension uneven bars, balance beams, vaulting, trampoline, mini-trampoline and a 40' x 40' carpeted spring tumbling floor. You'll flip for ISG Gymnastics Training Camp for girls, ages 5 and up.
JCC CAMP DISCOVERY (K-9TH GRADES)
500 Yorktown Road (Route 129), Croton-on-Hudson
JCC Camp Bear Ridge (2-5 years)
600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville
JCC Camp Katan (1-1/2 years-1st Grade)
3565 Crompond Road (Route 202), Cortlandt Manor
Rosenthal JCC summer day camps engage children in body, mind, and especially spirit – with spirited daily fun and special activities. You’ll find something that every child will love, and we’ll make your summer more fun than you ever imagined! (Swimming TWICE daily and free door-to-door transportation at JCC Camp Discovery.)
JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
The JCC of Mid-Westchester offers a wide array of educational, fitness, and recreational programs, all under one roof. Visit us at jccmw.org for a full listing of classes in art, dance, music, theatre, sports training including basketball, baseball, soccer, karate and tennis, gymnastics, swim, fitness, SAT/ACT/Regents prep, infant/toddler classes, preschool, and developmental disabilities education, and after-school enrichment programs.
JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
For over 40 years, children have been participating in our summer camps. For ages 2-17, the JCC has programs for those interested in activities including sports, swim, nature, as well as a specialty arts camp for those interested in art, dance, music and/or theatre. The JCC welcomes children with developmental needs, offering them an enriching summer program, as well as inclusion opportunities in collaboration with Camp Gadol. JCC camps provide up to 8 weeks of fun for children, early drop-off/late pick-up, and a program for teens interested in a Counselor/Leader-in-Training setting.
JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER SUMMER ARTS CENTER (SAC)
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
SAC is all about creative expression for children ages 7-13. With more than 60 offerings, SAC provides campers an opportunity to try a variety of classes and learn a wide range of skills. Each camper creates a custom schedule of four classes/day, and all classes are taught by professionals. Students may major in visual arts, dance, or theater, but are encouraged to also take courses outside their major. Campers may also choose to participate in supervised swimming classes, gymnastics, and teen fitness. For more information, contact Tobe Sevush, Director, SAC, 472-3300, x346, firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mt. Kisco
244 E. 84th St., NYC
At Jodi's Gym, kids run, jump, and tumble their way to fitness! Now in their 31st year, Jodi’s Gym camp for 3-7-year-olds is three hours filled with gymnastics, music, art, story time, games, and lunchtime. You won't find a more attentive, caring, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic staff anywhere. Their brightly colored and spacious facility is a child's dream come true. Jodi’s Gym offers the most flexible scheduling around—you choose the weeks and days!
JUNGLE GYM MARTIAL ARTS - NEW ROC
10 Cottage Place, New Rochelle
Jungle Gym Martial Arts has an award-winning curriculum and progression design made just for you! Through teaching the fastest-growing self-defense art in an easy-to-learn and positive environment, we've helped hundreds of people just like you achieve all their martial arts goals. Focus, self discipline, fitness...no matter how you choose to enhance your life through martial arts, the Jungle Gym will lead you there. This summer, our Warrior Camp will pull out all the stops and share with your children the secrets of being their best!
1 Skyline Drive, Suite 298, Hawthorne
KidAbilities is a group of occupational, physical, and speech therapists dedicated to helping children develop physical, sensory, verbal, and social skills. Our unique approach includes cutting-edge treatment (NDT, Sensory Integration, listening therapies, PROMPT, eating therapy, sensory diets), conducted in state-of-the-art sensory gyms and treatment areas. Skills develop and positive self-images emerge while children have fun. KidAbilities is offering skill-building groups starting this July: Play Partners is a social-skills group, ‘Write, On’ develops writing skills, and Ready, Set, Kindergarten is for children transitioning in September. Call to tour our beautiful facility.
KINETIC SPORTS CLUB
872 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor
Discover our exciting sport program offerings for children ages 2-13 years. Our professional and energetic coaches will teach your children in a fun and positive environment that values the development of both their skill-set and self-esteem. Whether your child is a novice to a sport, or an accomplished super star we have the right program for them. Our offerings include 8-week sessions of soccer, basketball, floor hockey, flag football, parent & me, volleyball, multi-sport classes, dodge ball, and so many more.
LINGUA-GENIUS LANGUAGE STUDIOS
501 E. Boston Post Road, 2nd Fl., Mamaroneck
Our foreign language programs cater to children between the ages of 6 months and 14 years. Each program is grouped according to the language abilities of the new language learner. We give children the opportunity to progress and learn at their own pace, while simulating the language experience. All our programs are taught in the target language of Mandarin, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, or German. We offer mommy & me, daddy & me, formal and recreational programs, after-school chess, and private tutoring for children and adults.
43 Tokeneke Road, Darien
2 East Ave., Larchmont
Also at your school.
LinguaKids® offers French, Chinese, and Spanish classes for children starting at 6 months of age. LinguaKids’ teachers are all friendly, energetic, native speakers who completely immerse the children in language and culture. Children are engaged in a multi-sensory approach, combining songs, movement, arts & crafts, games, storytelling, and role playing, to make learning fun and enjoyable. Spring classes are starting at the beginning of February for 17 weeks. Camp classes are available in the Larchmont studio starting the last week of June.
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Upper West Side (bet 74th & 75th Streets)
2121 Broadway (2nd Fl.), NYC
Upper East Side (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
207 E. 94th St., NYC
28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick NJ
Since 1977, The Little Gym has been promoting the healthy and successful physical and mental development of children. Their “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” includes Parent/Child classes (ages 4 months-3 years), Preschool/Kindergarten classes (ages 3-6 years), and Grade School Gymnastics (non-competitive only!) for beginner, intermediate, or advanced gymnasts. The Little Gym also offers its world-renowned Anytime Summertime Kids camp for children ages 3-9 years, with flexible scheduling to work around your summer plans. Their unique theme-based curriculum takes children on weekly adventures. Half-day and full-day sessions available.
LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY
2 Dale Ave., Ossining
The Logrea Dance Academy, the school of the Westchester Ballet Company (WBC), offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, and Zumba®. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers, Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, the Academy accepts students beginning at age 3, and offers beginner, advanced, and professional classes, taught by an all-professional staff. Annual WBC and “Nutcracker” auditions, as well as scholarship auditions, are held each year. Summer course will run 5 weeks beginning Monday, July 8. Performing opportunities are available. Studios are in Ossining, NY.
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MATHNASIUM OF SCARSDALE
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Mathnasium of Scarsdale is excited to offer two great programs for Summer. First Steps, for Pre-K through Grade 1, helps prepare your child for a lifelong love of math through hands-on materials, songs, games, and activities which promote early mathematical thinking. Power Math Workout, for Grades 2-12, helps ease the “Summer brain drain” by keeping your student engaged with Mathnasium’s proven number-sense training materials. At Mathnasium, We Make Math Make Sense! To register please call the center directly at 914-725-MATH (6284).
MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
Join the Music Conservatory of Westchester for our exciting summer programs for students ages 6-18. From private and group instrumental and voice lessons to chamber music, chorus, music technology, and the visual arts, we’ve got something for everyone! MCW’s distinguished faculty direct high quality classical, jazz, and rock programs for students at all levels that develop musicianship, creativity, and teamwork in an enjoyable environment. Morning-, full-, and extended-day options are available.
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early childhood music program is celebrating 30+ years of makin' music and memories. We continue delighting our youngest musicians and their families with the wonderful world of mommy-n-me music. Our curriculum, filled with joyful activities, is geared for ages 6 mos.-4 years. The use of instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games help captivate and enrich children, instilling in them a love of music. Our nurturing teachers capture everyone's hearts while stimulating those developing brains. Visit our website.
MVP BASKETBALL CAMP
MVP Basketball Day Camp's 19th season starts the week of June 24-28 in Bedford, then runs for 5 weeks in White Plains beginning July 1st. Programs for boys and girls, ages 6-16 of all abilities, include a Varsity Skills Academy for older, experienced players. Attend any one week that fits your schedule, or attend multiple weeks for discounted pricing. Our camp day is 9am-4pm with extended hours and early drop-off options. Your child deserves the very best! Call or sign up online ASAP while spots are still available.
NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB
2550 Palmer Ave., New Rochelle
At the New Rochelle Racquet Club, we challenge you to find a better junior or pee wee tennis camp or program! We offer the best year-round tennis instruction programs for ages 3-100. Get yourself off to a great exercise regime with adult groups, cardio tennis, power drills, men's/women's leagues, seasonal tennis, summer/vacation camps, and racquetball. Please call or stop by for a tour or more information, or visit our website.
NYU SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS
At The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle
A seven-week, evidence-based, therapeutic day program exclusively for children ages 7-11 with ADHD and behavior disorders. The focus of program is to build self-esteem and help children develop attentional, organizational, and friendship skills. Clinical psychologists and qualified teachers supervise undergraduate and graduate-level counselors. There is one staff member to every 1 to 2 children. The program is directed by Dr. Karen Fleiss, a nationally renowned clinical psychologist, and expert in the treatment of children with ADHD. Enrollment is limited.
ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
Rain or shine, cold or hot—no weather cancellations (indoor/outdoor). Located just south of the Tarrytown Train Station with easy access by rail, or via the Tappan Zee Bridge (I-87/I-287) corridor. Experienced coaches in soccer and baseball (ages 7-12). Contact Kevin Kaye, GM.
OUR VICTORY DAY CAMP
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Off Season: 203-329-3394
“A Special Camp for the Special Child.” Our Victory Day Camp, for children ages 5-13, is oriented towards children with learning challenges and/or attention difficulties who need a structured and supportive summer environment. Campers participate in a non-competitive camping program. Professional staff, a 3:1 camper-to-counselor ratio in each group, and a camp ratio of 2:1, provide for a high level of individualization. Goal: to create an opportunity for each camper to achieve success and create value, regardless of ability. July 1-August 16.
PERFECT PITCH AND SWING BASEBALL CAMP
The Perfect Pitch and Swing Baseball Camp provides children, ages 8-12, with training that uses unique and innovative methods, combining traditional baseball skills with disciplines from other sports. Drills, hitting, throwing/pitching and fielding instruction, and games. Conducted at V.E. Macy Park in Ardsley, in 7 sessions, 8:30am-3:30pm. Register online at westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-231-4673 for brochure and application.
PHELPS CHILD CARE CENTER
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
Phelps Child Care Center offers an exciting summer program in our beautiful air-conditioned facility for children ages 6-9 years, from 8am-3:30pm. Each week is full of engaging ideas and fun projects. There are many opportunities for learning and creative self-expression. We offer a full range of recreational activities, special events, and trips. Our program is designed to give families maximum scheduling flexibility. Children can sign up for the entire summer camp or for selected weeks. We also provide extended-hours options, lunch, and snacks.
THE PLAY GROUP THEATRE
One N. Broadway, White Plains
The Play Group Theatre® (PGT) is Westchester's theatre for children and teens, ages 4-17. PGT camp programs include 1-, 3-, and 6-week options for MainStage, Teen Conservatory (14-17), Young Actors' Ensemble (11-13), PGT Kids (7-10), and Little Theatre (4-6). Visit our website for information on our spring and summer programs, registering now! Through classes, performances, a full summer program, and an outreach program, PGT strives to develop students' artistry, self-esteem, communication skills, and love for the theater. PGT offers professional-quality training and productions in a nurturing, supportive, one-of-a-kind family atmosphere.
PRE-SCHOOL READING PROGRAM BY THE DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
Your 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old child will learn 15 to 30 words in their first session. Then they will learn to read their first book fluently. Every two months, your preschooler or kindergartner will achieve one year of reading enrichment. Their self-esteem will soar as they develop a love for reading and school. It’s easy, fun, and life's most exciting game.
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PURCHASE COLLEGE SUMMER YOUTH AND PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS IN THE ARTS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
At Purchase College, we encourage the artistic development of children and teenagers through our youth and pre-college programs (grades 1-12). We offer programs in creative writing, photography, filmmaking, theater, Shakespeare, jazz, songwriting, visual arts, comic drawing, architecture, chess, video game and app creation, and choral/vocal programs. Two- and four-week full-day sessions during July 1-August 9. Early drop-off and extended hours are available.
THE ROCK CLUB INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING CENTER
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
The New York region's largest and most innovative indoor rock climbing center offers exciting indoor and outdoor camps all summer! No experience necessary. Kids rock climb, slack-line, tackle the giant ladder, crate-stack and more! Our professional and experienced summer camp staff is dedicated to motivating, challenging, and inspiring climbers of all abilities. They love what we do and it shows! Whatever your skill or experience level, they'll get you climbing quickly and safely. They also run rock-climbing birthday parties, after-school programs, national-level competitive teams, and vacation camps.
SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic with a focus on improving sensory processing skills and developmental learning abilities to meet the needs of children ages 3 through adult. We offer a Comprehensive Assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, and develop individualized, holistic programs to enhance mental, physical, and functional performance for all individuals. We provide a variety of both traditional and innovative treatment programs, in the hopes of creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach their full potential.
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
As seen on CNN, Sociable Kidz® offers a 6-week summer program providing social skills classes daily during July and August for PreK-2nd grade. We will be running a morning and afternoon class focusing on teamwork; sharing; teasing; etc. Our Lunch Bunch Class offers children an opportunity to learn conversational skills. Call for more information.
SPORTIME HARBOR ISLAND TENNIS CLUB
The All-New SPORTIME Lake Isle Tennis Club
at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester
SPORTIME’s Tennis and Multi-Sport summer camp is designed for youngsters who want to focus on playing and learning tennis. Every camp day includes at least 3½ hours of tennis, an hour of field sports, 45 minutes of cool down, and swimming at Harbor Island’s beautiful beach and spray park. Campers learn and perfect proper tennis technique, participate in competitive drills and games, learn match play and strategies, and receive individualized attention – all in a fun, safe, nurturing environment. Ask about our camp activities at the new SPORTIME Lake Isle in Eastchester!
SPORTS & FITNESS CAMP @ THE GYM OF ARMONK/NORTH CASTLE POOL AND TENNIS CLUB
99 Business Park Drive, Armonk
3 Greenway Road, Armonk
Matt is the Youth Program Director at THE GYM, and Jon is a Head Coach with the Condors Swim Club, as well as Pool Director/Head Coach at North Castle Pool and Tennis Club (NCPT). Daily activities for campers will include sports, games, fitness-building, swimming, snack breaks, and even color war! Join us at camp for a healthy and happy summer!
SQUIRE CAMPS, INC.
PO Box 885, Sleepy Hollow
Celebrating 40 years! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children grades K-9 at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. Campers design their own custom schedules from over 40 exciting courses including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, photography, Legos, and more. All courses are taught by certified teachers. Squire also operates a Baseball, Tennis, and All-Sports Academy at the Masters School. Hot lunch, T-shirt, early drop-off included. Transportation, extended day, and 3-, 4-, or 7-week sessions available. June 24-August 9.
120 Cottage Ave., Purchase
Our staff provides a fun and diverse education of all aspects of horsemanship. Emphasis is on safety, education, and fun. Our camp is designed to meet the needs of children ages 6-12. Children are placed in small groups tailored to their riding abilities. Activities include grooming and tacking, one-hour lesson, daily rides with friends, and a weekly art project.
STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Studio B offers a large selection of classes and camps for boys and girls ages 2 and older. Along with hip-hop, creative-movement, ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, and pointe, their brand new Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy (Westchester's only and official) is creating quite a buzz with parents of young ballerinas. Whichever program you choose, the energetic and nurturing staff make classes fun and educational. Flexible summer programs allow parents to register by the day or by the week, which makes it easy for families to plan ahead or play it by ear.
SUMMER KIDS COLLEGE AT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTERS
Mt. Vernon 914-606-7200
White Plains 914-606-7500
The Summer Kids College at Westchester Community College Extension Centers-connect to the perfect summer experience for your child or teen! Westchester Community College offers affordable summer learning opportunities for children and teens with specific interests in the arts, science, computers, and culinary arts. All programs are offered in convenient locations using state-of-the-art equipment, and our caring instructors create a learning environment that is stimulating and fun. Contact us for more information on the exciting programs we offer, and plan to register for your child's enriching summer experience at Westchester Community College.
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
Founded in 1969, the Summer Challenge has been a source of joy, entertainment, enlightenment, and playful fun for boys and girls ages 3½-14. Stop by and see our sports field, basketball court, and new playground! Door-to-door transportation and lunch are included. With an instructional pool on site, swim instruction and recreational swim are major components of the program. Call for information or to schedule a tour of our campus. Annemarie Licini-Paris is the Summer Challenge director.
WESTCHESTER & FAIRFIELD SWIM CAMP AT PACE UNIVERSITY IN PLEASANTVILLE
Westchester and Fairfield Swim Camp offers a progressive swim camp for ages 5-14, operating daily from 9am-3pm. Swimming is taught by certified Water Safety Instructors, and daily intensive swim instruction is geared for all levels. Westfair offers comprehensive preparation for safe summer swimming, and is also a great supplement for summer swim teams. Camp emphasis is swimming, but other activities include diving, varied special activities, fun fitness, snorkeling, and outside sports and games. Extended care hours are available before and after camp. Weekly availability. Free T-shirt!
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ECOLOGY CAMPS
Children and teens explore ponds and streams, practice survival skills, learn coastal ecology, and enhance their leadership skills, while learning to appreciate and protect the natural environment. The program is conducted in 1-, 2-, and 3-week sessions, July 8-August 16 at Westchester County-owned nature preserves. Call the County Parks Department for a brochure with an application, or apply online at westchestergov.com/parks.
WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
Early summer MINI Camp, for children preschool to age 8. Weekly Camp, June 10-28 and August 19-30. Not just skating! Daily activities also include Arts & Crafts, Lego Building, Mad Science, etc. Ten-week Figure Skating Camp program starts June 24, with World- and Olympic-team coaches. Nine-week Hockey Camp program starts July 1, and develops boys and girls into well-rounded hockey players. All levels, and includes on- and off-ice activities/training.
WESTCHESTER SUMMER MUSIC CENTER
County Center in White Plains, White Plains
Youngsters entering grades 3-12 can learn to play a musical instrument, study music theory, perform in ensembles, and participate in recreational activities at the Westchester Summer Music Center in the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The program, conducted by professional musicians and instructors, will be held Monday, July 1 through Friday, August 9, weekdays from 9am-12:30pm, and is sponsored by the Westchester County Parks Department. Call or visit our web site at westchestergov.com/parks for a brochure and an application.
WORLD SEIDO KARATE - JOHSHIN HONZAN
1 Parkway Plaza (Exit 21 off the Saw Mill River Parkway), Elmsford
Founded in 1976, World Seido Karate has opened its newest location in Westchester. Our traditional Japanese karate style was founded by world-renowned, ninth-degree black belt, Kaicho T. Nakamura, and incorporates the development of the mind, body, and spirit. Our school provides high-quality adult and children’s programs (including a Mommy/Daddy & Me class) that develop better physical fitness, but also aim to develop individuals of the highest moral character. Come join to see and feel the results of our unique training!