UPDATED June 2016: Search for the best summer activities for kids in Rockland County. Our guide helps you choose from kids classes, summer camps, summer programs, activities near Rockland County, NY, and family excursions. NYMetroParents has your summer activities in Orangetown, Ramapo, New Rochelle, Nyack, Pomona, Suffern, New City, Valley Cottage, and the rest of Rockland County, NY.
SUMMER FUN – ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS – PRINT GUIDE
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS 845-268-4000 facebook.com/bouncetrampolinesports twitter.com/bouncesport
Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. Guests can enjoy open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball on our new dual lanes, foam-pit jumping, a fun arcade, and our new awesome Ninja Obstacle Course. We also have private party rooms, a Wi-Fi lounge, healthy-food vending machines and snack bar, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids ages 5 and younger. And ask us about Toddler Time! School, camp, and group trips welcome. Fundraising opportunities available.
354 Great Meadows Road, Route 611, Hope, NJ LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE 908-459-9000
Land of Make Believe, the number one amusement park in North Jersey, is the perfect day trip destination! Our new ride, “Pirates Revenge,” and the popular “Drop’N’Twist” will take you for a ride of a lifetime! A magical amusement park and pirate-themed water park features short lines, free parking, low prices, and awesome family fun. Incredible summer fun awaits you with river tubing, water slides, hayrides, roller coaster, ferris wheel, 1863 train ride, tilt-a-whirl, talking scare crow, old McDonald's farm, and a carousel. Safe, wholesome family fun is just down the road.
4590 Palisades Center Drive, Level 4 of the Palisades Center, West Nyack PALISADES CLIMB ADVENTURE 845-727-3500
Palisades Climb Adventure offers the world's tallest indoor ropes challenge course. Standing 85-feet tall, it has five levels and 75 unique challenge elements to explore, climb, and conquer. More advanced athletes will find a challenge, while “just for fun” climbers will experience a sense of athletic accomplishment. Our Sky Tykes kids’ ropes course is designed for ages 2-7, 48-inches tall and shorter. Both courses are available for birthday parties, camp groups, and special events . Book your group today! Check out our new Sky Rail now open!
4323 Vermont Route 108 South, Smugglers' Notch SMUGGLERS' NOTCH RESORT 888-393-9097
Smugglers’ Notch Vermont–your family’s summer playground. Find your summer fun at Smugglers’ Notch Vermont, where family fun is guaranteed! Eight pools, four water slides, and two reservoirs offer plenty of splash and slide time. Vacation packages also include daily activities, from life-size foosball to guided nature walks, to Creature Feature. Enjoy mountain biking, disc golf, and llama trekking. Children love daily camps for ages 3-17 and adventure, tennis, wilderness skills, and mountain biking specialty camps for ages 9-17. Park your car and settle into your condominium lodging–a walk or shuttle ride accesses all resort village amenities.
SUMMER FUN – PROGRAMS & CLASSES – PRINT GUIDE
60 Dutch Hill Road, Suite 8, Orangeburg ART ADVENTURE 845-680-6780 Email email@example.com
Unleash your child's creativity! Our programs run all summer long—sign up by the session or for the entire summer. Every week is a different theme. All programs are designed and run by a New York- or New Jersey-certified art teacher and are certain to entertain as they educate in the fine arts. Relevant themes, field trips, activities, and games. Our camp program has something for everyone. Call or stop in for more information.
BounceU BOUNCEU 424 Market St., Nanuet 845-623-5400 bounceu.com/nanuet-ny 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus, NJ 201-843-5880 bounceu.com/paramus-nj 150 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford 914-874-5200 bounceu.com/elmsford-ny
BounceU is a bounce facility with locations is Nanuet, Elmsford, and Paramus, NJ. The BounceU Create and Bounce Camp program provides kids an equal dose of physical activity and creative time. Complete with lunch, snacks, and games, it's a one-of-a-kind camp experience they'll never forget. In addition, BounceU has incredible kids' birthday parties, open bounce, team parties, and fundraisers, featuring our jaw-dropping giant slides, obstacle courses, and sports arenas. Call or visit us online for more information.
200 Eckerson Road Suite 280, Spring Valley BRAINCORE THERAPY 917-400-7546 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Braincore Therapy provides a unique, drugless, and non-invasive approach to treating brainwave dysregulation that is associated with the symptoms of many neurological based conditions including ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injuries, focus issues including poor grades, learning disorders, Asperger syndrome, and autism. By training the brain through simple exercises, we can help regulate your child's brainwaves, which helps alleviate the symptoms of all these issues. Neurofeedback is FDA approved for the treatment of ADD and ADHD. The best part is that most kids love coming to our office
121 West Nyack Road, Suite 11, Nanuet BRICKS 4 KIDZ - ROCKLAND 845-501-7800 Email email@example.com
Bricks 4 Kidz offers nine weeks of Lego® camp in our new 2,000-square-foot Creativity Center, providing the Lego® enthusiast an atmosphere where your child will learn, build, and play with Lego® Bricks. Bricks 4 Kidz programs provide a unique approach to educational play using Lego® bricks, motors, and remote controls. Each week offers two different themes such as Remote Control Mania, Mining and Crafting, Brick Olympics, Minute to Win It, and Stop Motion Animation and Robotics. Sign up for the morning, afternoon, or full day sessions. Prices include all materials and lunch.
175 W. Clarkstown Road, New City CHAMPION DAY CAMP 845-356-5005 Champion Birthday Parties at Champion Day Camp
Champion campers spend their summers experiencing the excitement and adventure that each day produces. Our facility contains pools, sports fields, arts buildings, and ropes courses. The camp program is designed with the intent of campers gaining skills in an engaging environment while having a blast with their camp friends. Our staff is trained to go the extra mile to ensure that each camper is having a great day, each and every day. Lunch, towel service, and snacks are all included in the day. Door-to-door transportation is available.
8 Second St., Lower Level, New City CLARKSTOWN THEATRE COMPANY 845-708-2288
Premiere! This summer, Clarkstown Theatre Company's Summer TheatreCAMP will be in residence at "Day Camp in the Park" and that means that your child will be included in every aspect of our show "Much Ado About Nothing," as we create it from the first day of camp. Work with Broadway professionals to create and perform in this one-of-a-kind show while still swimming, boating, and arts and crafting for five glorious weeks! Imagine your child learning how to act, design, and run their own show in a 500-acre wonderland!
69 Lake Road, Congers DANCEWORKS 845-268-4669
Danceworks will be offering adult ballet workout classes this summer. In the Clarkstown area for over 35 years, the studio offers classes in creative dance, pre-ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip-hop for ages 3 through teen. Danceworks specializes in children—encouraging a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Several children have gone on to study at the School of American Ballet in Manhattan. Our adult ballet workout (free babysitting) teaches you to work with your body, not against it. Beginners are welcome, and no special clothing is needed. Free trial classes are available to all.
858-539-3209 FIN 2 SWIM Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can your child "really" swim? Has she had lessons for several summers but still won’t put her head under water? 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 approximately six weeks. Don’t miss this limited opportunity! Lessons are held in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester, from mid-June through July, and in the Hamptons in August. Call now to reserve your time slot.
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL 845-356-2514
Green Meadow Waldorf School offers infant-toddler and family programs, serves children from nursery through 12th grade, and offers popular summer adventures. From Sheep to Slippers, Cooking and Crafting in the Kindergarten, and Farm and Garden Days, we offer children the chance to make summer memories that will last a lifetime. Our beautiful 11-acre wooded campus allows our students access to the natural world, while our proximity to NYC and major highways enables us to attract a diverse student body, from 13 counties, as well as from several countries around the world.
Leagues held in all seasons at facilities throughout Rockland, I9 SPORTS® 845-624-PLAY (7529) Email email@example.com
Currently enrolling for summer, i9 Sports® is the nation’s first and largest provider of youth sports leagues in the United States. We offer youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today’s most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, T-Ball, lacrosse, and cheer leading. With our focus on fun, safety, convenience, and good sportsmanship, i9 Sports offers traditional kids' sports leagues without the traditional headaches! Call for specific sport and field information. The earlier you register, the more you save!
450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack JCC ROCKLAND 845-362-4400 Email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Seven programs (ages 18 months–entering 10th grade).
The camp experience goes beyond our facility and programming; it lies in our belief that our camp experience gives campers the ability to learn about themselves, explore their interests, talents, and abilities while making friends and creating memories. Each camp program provides a summer home for campers to have a great time engaging in creative camp activities, surrounded by professional and nurturing staff. Highlights: daily swim, air conditioned spaces, meals included.
450 S. Main St. (Route 304), New City LEAD ACADEMY 845-639-6674
Lead Academy offers after-school classes and tutoring to prepare students for the challenges ahead. Our Common Core Curriculum subjects include science, math skills and logical thinking, and developing reading and writing skills. Our dedicated and experienced teachers help elementary, middle, and high school students with homework, projects, reading challenges, accelerated math, and language arts preparation. We prepare students for the SAT, NYS ELA and mathematics, Regents exams, critical reading and writing, math, and problem solving. Our Power SAT Prep Course runs all year long. Register by Sept. 15 and receive a 10 percent early registration discount.
1 Anderson Drive, Stony Point LOTS OF LOVE DAYCARE 845-309-0689
Quality year-round childcare, our summer program includes outdoor activities and age-appropriate trips. Our family-oriented facility provides a safe, enjoyable, and nurturing environment where children can explore, grow, and learn. Our loving staff stimulates young minds, sparks inner talents, and promotes self-confidence. We work hard to support and motivate each child to reach their highest potential and develop a lifelong love of learning. NYS-licensed, CPR and first aid-certified. Affordable programs for children six months through school-age. Full-day, half-day, and before- and after-school care. Bus transportation to Stony Point Schools. Visit our website for parent testimonials.
70 N. Main St., New City MASTER JUNG & YU TRADITIONAL TAEKWONDO 845-638-4000
Blending Korean culture and philosophy with traditional taekwondo, Master Jung and Master Yu’s school offers unique martial arts training. Our goal is to help children build self-confidence, respect, good listening skills, and coordination-all in a fun-filled environment. Classes are open seven days a week for all ages. Our unique birthday parties open the door for future leaders and martial artists and are available on weekends. We will offer a variety of summer classes—please call for more details.
261 Arden Valley Road, Bear Mountain MOSHOLU DAY CAMP 845-323-5794
Mosholu Camps offer parents a quality program at a low cost. With a strong emphasis on developing new relationships and experiences, our traditional camp day is filled with dynamic activities. Located in a beautiful setting, we help strengthen the camper’s self-opinion while developing their social, athletic, and academic skills. Our staff is a spirited group of creative counselors, who offer encouragement and motivation as they participate in an array of activities such as swimming, music, arts, trips, archery, boating, dance, and sports. At Mosholu, we make memories!
20 Bridge St., Nyack RIVERTOWN MUSIC STUDIO RIVERTOWN MUSIC & ARTS CAMP 845-405-3615 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rivertown Music Studio in Nyack offers Music & Arts Summer Camp combining music, movement and the arts with loads of fresh air, and tons of summer fun. The professional staff conducts daily activities for campers ages 5-12, including music and theatre games, songwriting, storytelling, creative movement, art, and yoga–plus, one weekly private lesson in piano, guitar, or voice. See what happens when your child unplugs in this non-competitive, supportive camp. Join one or both two-week sessions, July 5-14 or July 18-28 (Monday–Thursday 10am–2pm). 10 percent sibling discount available.
27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 845-358-0877 x18 Amy Alinkofsky, camp director
Welcome to Camp RoCA! A place for children to explore their creativity and imaginations while developing skills they can bring back to the classroom and use throughout their lives. The RoCA campus invites campers to be immersed in art on our ten wooded acres and in our fully equipped, air conditioned art studios. RoCA’s sparkling pool and open field provide plenty of healthy outdoor recreation. Children are grouped by grade level. Each session is based on a different theme and campers learn to express themselves through both visual and performing arts.
404 E. Route 59, Nanuet TECH ADVENTURE 845-501-7700 Email email@example.com
A new and exciting STEM enrichment center is open in Nanuet! In addition to hosting regular academic enrichment classes, tutoring, gaming and other science-themed parties, we will be offering fun STEM-related mini camp programs this summer. Our focus is for children to learn and explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an engaging, fun, active, and creative environment while providing them with a real academic advantage. Please contact us for more information.
8 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg THOMAS CLIFFORD'S MARTIAL ARTS 845-365-6461
Every kid should learn self-defense. It's like learning to swim-it's a lot of fun and it can save your life. Your child can get fit, improve their focus and self-confidence, all while having a great time this summer at Thomas Clifford's summer camp. Call for more information or to set up a free trial class.
540 Durie Ave., Closter VENTURA DANCE CENTER 201-881-6434 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ventura Dance Center is a new, 6,000-square-foot, state of the art dance facility offering private and group instruction in ballroom, Latin, contemporary, ballet, and other styles of dance for all ages and abilities. Our instructors include top competitive international champions in ballroom dancing from Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, and the U.S., with extensive experience in working with children in a patient and creative atmosphere. This summer we are pleased to offer two, five-day workshop camps in International Ballroom Dance. Ages 8-10 and 11-14, Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm. Schedule a free introductory class or contact the center for details.
21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet WEST ROCK INDOOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX 845-623-3636
We are Rockland’s premier facility for sports training and development and special events. Our versatile, air-conditioned facility Includes two regulation-sized basketball courts, 26,000-square-feet of all new turf, and six tennis courts. We offer a variety of sports programs for tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Whatever your child’s age or athletic ability, we have a program to meet his or her needs. Our highly skilled staff ensures the perfect mix of fun, physical activity, and athletics. Check our website or call for summer 2016 camp details.