UPDTAED JUNE 2015: Searching for great summer activities for kids in Rockland County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Rockland summer camps, summer programs, activities near Rockland County, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities from Nyack to Suffern in Rockland County.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Located at Palisades Center, 1282 Palisades Center Drive, First Floor, West Nyack
Run, jump, bounce and slide your way to an active lifestyle! Come to Billy Beez at Palisades Center to see what all the buzzzz is about... Our 26,000 sq. ft. jungle themed, indoor playground features interactive play zones, slides, trampolines, sports courts, our signature Honey Cafe and much more! Billy Beez's mission of fun, family fitness supports an active lifestyle by encouraging physical, mental, and social development through play. For more information visit us.billybeez.com, Like Billy Beez, Palisades Center on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-535-9277.
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. Guests can enjoy open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball on our new dual lanes, foam-pit jumping, and a fun arcade. 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.
LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
354 Great Meadows Road, Route 611, Hope, NJ
The Number 1 Amusement Park in North Jersey is the Perfect Day Trip Destination! Our new ride, “Drop ‘N’ Twist,” will take you for the thrill of a lifetime! A magical amusement park and a pirate themed state of the art water park features short lines, free parking, low prices, and awesome family fun. Bring your own food and enjoy our beautiful picnic grove. Safe, wholesome family atmosphere is just minutes away. 2015 Grand Opening: Memorial Day Weekend (including Monday) Weekends in June: Open 10am-6pm daily, June 20 – September 7. Visit us on Facebook.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
11 W. 53 St., New York
The Museum of Modern Art offers children of all ages truly unique learning experiences while fostering a lifetime love of art and museums. MoMA’s Family Membership has consistently been rated one of the best family values in New York City, and provides both children and adults a year full of superb benefits, including unlimited free admission, membership cards for the whole family, award-winning educational programs, $5 guest passes, private member previews, and invitations to exclusive Little Member Mornings, the annual Family Festival, and the Summer 2015: Little Member Film Festival!
NYACK FARMERS' MARKET
Main Street Parking Lot (next to River Space Theater), Nyack
The Nyack Farmers’ Market—one of the oldest and most successful in the tri-state area—celebrates its 18-year commitment to local produce and specialty foods. The Market is open Thursdays, 8am-2pm through Nov. 25, rain or shine. Run by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, Market days feature fresh, seasonal harvests from the area’s farms and food producers, baked and specialty goods, cooking demonstrations, fresh flowers, live music, face painting, and great family entertainment. EBT cards/food stamps are accepted.
ORATAMIN POOL CLUB
Give your family a healthier, more active summer of fun this year by joining Oratamin Pool Club in Blauvelt. Instead of sitting around playing video games, the kids can swim, play tennis, join in pick-up games of soccer and tee-ball, and run around our 5-acre campus. Both swim and tennis lessons are available and there are fun events throughout the summer, like the Labor Day Games and a July 4th party. With a laid-back atmosphere, Oratamin Pool Club is a great place to hang out and enjoy the summer. Contact us for information on our upcoming FREE trial week for prospective new members.
PALISADES CLIMB ADVENTURE
4590 Palisades Center Drive, Level 4 of the Palisades Center, West Nyack
Palisades Climb Adventure offers the world's tallest indoor ropes challenge course. Standing 85-feet tall with 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. New to the attraction is the Sky Tykes kids ropes course designed for ages 2-7 and less than 48". Both courses are great for camps, team building, birthday parties, and groups of 10 or more.
ROCKLAND COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT RECYCLING CENTER
Torne Valley Road, Hillburn
Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority presents the 6th Annual Environmental Day, Sunday June 7, 11am–4pm. FREE! Over 40 Exhibitors and activities galore! Plant A Seed, Kids yoga, face painting, Danna Banana and his band. Tour the Recycling and Environmental Education Center. See the live Raptor Show, win Raffle prizes – rain barrels, compost bins and more! Food and beverages available for purchase. The Annual Rockland Recycles Awards. All things GREEN! Rain or shine, great family day. Torne Valley Road, Hillburn, NY. Visit www.rocklandrecycles.com.
SOPHIE TAYLOR GIFTS
917-566-9120 or 516-641-4049
Looking for the perfect camp gear or gift for your kids this summer? We offer a great selection of fun gifts and camp items for girls and boys, such as: pillows, accessories, pajama pants and shorts, color war items, camp stationery and cards, and so much more. Sophie Taylor Gifts is also a full service invitation and stationery business for your special occasion including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Sweet Sixteen's, and other parties. We do party favors from the smallest party to the largest. Call us for an appointment.
8 Second St., New City
Looking for a fun activity to escape the summer heat? Come for a spa day at our Sparkle Up location or we can bring the spa to you! Groups of all sizes and ages. Manicures, hairstyling, age appropriate makeovers and makeup tips, etc. We also offer Princess, Rock Star, Glamour Girl, and American Girl Doll themed party packages (birthday girls are free & receive a special gift). Girl Scouts and Moms Events, One hour play date, drop off programs, and great kids’ haircuts include FREE mini mani or glitter tattoo.
PROGRAMS & CLASSES
60 Dutch Hill Road, Suite 8, Orangeburg
We offer six exciting weeks of summer art camp! Every week has a different theme and includes a unique field trip. Your child’s day will be packed full of fun and unique art experiences, games and lots of memories! Prices include lunch, all supplies, and field trips. Call us or stop in for more information.
70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
Opening soon in Nanuet.
BounceU is a bounce facility in Paramus, NJ, easily accessible from Route 17, and just minutes from Rockland. 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, and much more.
BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
6 Charles St., New City
Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare Summer Program
6 Charles St., New City
2 Mountainview Court, Pomona
We offer a fun, affordable, summer program for children 6 months through school age. Located in a private cul-de-sac, we have more than 1 acre of property where children can play. Summer program includes all meals, American Red Cross swim lessons, water table and sprinkler play, dance lessons, arts and crafts, physical education, different theme weeks, and much more. We also follow a NYS curriculum, as Bright Beginnings is run by a NYS-certified elementary teacher. We offer programs year-round. We are a NYS-licensed and NAFCC Accredited facility and our staff is CPR- and first aid-Certified.
450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
Children in grades K through 5 can choose 1-8 weeks of fun. Each week offers a new and exciting theme with daily activities led by our specialists. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities, such as swimming, sports, outdoor games, and water play. The remainder of the day focuses on the theme of the week. The perfect blend of traditional summer camp with the wow factor of a weekly, specialty camp.
450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
Located in the Deborah Koenig Early Childhood Center, children play and learn how to treat others and the world around them in our bright, child-centered classrooms. Imaginations soar as children create artistic masterpieces, explore nature and the outdoors, and design with arts and crafts. We learn about science and exercise our bodies outside in the sunshine playing games, climbing on the playground and ropes challenge course, learning to swim in our in-ground pool, riding, singing, having story time, and enjoying snacks.
450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
JCC Rockland partners with the 92nd Street Y to offer campers the best summer experience ever at the beautiful Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Pearl River. Kids enjoy swimming, nature trails, ball fields, basketball courts, and much more! Our facility includes a ceramic studio, amphitheater, computer lab, playgrounds, Lego Loft, ropes challenge course, and our very own fire engine! Experienced professional instructors and flexible registration make Yomi the best value in the area.
CHAMPION DAY CAMP
175 W. Clarkstown Road, New City
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, ropes courses, and so much more. 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.
CLARKSTOWN THEATRE COMPANY
8 Second St., Lower Level, New City
Clarkstown Theatre Company began in our community to create and develop artists as actors and performers. We are a year-round organization offering acting classes, music theater workshops, and intimate original showpieces. Join us where the craft of theater is experienced in a warm and positive environment with professional instructors. In addition to our after-school classes, once again, we are offering a summer program that involves your child in every aspect of an original production from start to finish. Please call for details. Limited space available.
69 Lake Road, Congers
This summer, Danceworks will offer a fun dance-fitness program for kids ages 3-17, which will improve their dance techniques while they have fun. For ages 3-7: Baby Ballet, Baby Yoga & TEA PARTY. This fun-oriented dance program offers creative movement to incorporate the basics of yoga stretch into a classy tea party consisting of juice and cookies. For ages 8-12: Beginner Ballet, Kids ZUMBA® (cardio), and Theater Dance (jazz, ballroom, and hip-hop). For ages 10-17: Ballet, Theater Dance, and Pilates. Call for details.
FIBER CRAFT STUDIO
275 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
We will be offering a Summer Handwork camp for children ages 7-10 years on June 15-19. A week to experience nature’s gift and a variety of handwork activities including: carding, spinning, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and plant dyeing. Children will enjoy time in the dye garden, artistic activities, and handcrafts. Also offering an adult workshop “Creating Simple Garments” on July 20 – 24, exploring the nature of garments and creating simple pieces using plant dyed fabrics. We will design, plant dye, and sew by hand. Call or check our website for Open Studio days/hours.
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.
GLAZE ART STUDIO
34 Orangeburg Plaza, Orangeburg
Glaze offers summer art camp for children in first through eighth grades. Sessions include Edible Art, Tie Dye, Multi Media, Spa & Jewelry, and more. Camps run Monday-Thursday, from 9am-12pm for first through fourth grades, and from 1pm-4pm for fifth through eighth grades. This year we've added an extra session in late August. Discounts available for siblings and enrollment in multiple weeks. For more information, visit us online.
GREER CENTER FOR LEARNING
19 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
The Greer Center for Learning (GCL) camps are weekly half-day camps targeting academics. Camps include math, reading, writing, and science experiment instruction for children ages 4-12. Students will encounter the subject through exciting real world experiences, and master key skills to help each child evolve as a learner. Students are taught by a dual certified highly qualified teacher who adapts instruction to meet individual needs. Camps at GCL are a fun and stimulating experience where children learn to love to learn! Call 845-745-1786 today for information on pricing and dates.
Spring & Summer Leagues held at facilities in North Rockland, Pearl River, and New City,
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, and lacrosse. 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!
Make movies instead of watching them! IncrediFlix is bringing the Hollywood experience to you, as filmmakers will go through the whole movie making process. They'll brainstorm, storyboard, and work together in all camps. In animation camps, animators create characters, backgrounds, film, and record voice-overs. In live action camps, students work as a film crew, act, and learn filmmaking techniques. Using hands on activities, kids learn, are creative, and expand imaginations while IncrediFlix makes it fun! Movies will be passed on to every student for memories that last a lifetime!
MANIA TRAINING FACILITY
24 Holt Drive, Stony Point
Mania Training Facility is a 6,000 square foot space in Stony Point ready to be used for just about anything! While it serves as headquarters for Cheermania All-Stars, the facility hosts a variety of other functions on a regular basis. Beyond their one-on-one private, and group training lessons, weekly fitness and gymnastic style classes for kids 3-17 are offered. Mania schedules adventurous birthday parties through a number of different themed packages, completely customizable. The back space also features a hitting tunnel for baseball and softball training.
MASTER JUNG & YU TRADITIONAL TAEKWONDO
70 N. Main St., New City
Blending Korean culture and philosophy with traditional taekwondo, Master Jung & 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.
412 Market Street, Nanuet
Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your little artist? Then Pinot's Palette has exactly what you're looking for! We offer a fun filled party atmosphere where your little artist can have a blast creating their own masterpiece. Fun day camps are offered throughout the year, and our Summer Art Camp is being planned now. Visit us online or call for more information.
Positively Enriched will be providing wonderful enrichment opportunities for your child this summer. Students will have fun learning as they are immersed in language, technology, and visual arts for the 21st Century. All programs provided by highly qualified, experienced teachers. They can learn language through immersion and skits, technology and literature, including book clubs, create your own website, and screenplays. Positively Enriched is not affiliated but all programs are held at the prior St. Augustine School location on 114 S. Main St in New City. For more information, check our website or email us.
RISING STARS DAY CARE
Currently accepting enrollment for Summer Fun Days and for 2015-2016 school year. Summer Fun Days will include Arts & Crafts, Group Trips, Fun Projects, some learning, and more. During the school year, we offer structured indoor-outdoor play in a safe and loving environment. Our well-rounded curriculum includes letters, numbers, shapes, colors, math, circle time, crafts, story time, music, and games. We offer low child to teacher ratio, and daily personal summary sheets. Full or Part-time schedules for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers (6 weeks to 12 years). Extended hours available. Police, Fire, and Military discounts available.
RIVERTOWN MUSIC & ARTS CAMP
20 Bridge St., Nyack
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 age 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 2-week sessions - July 6-16 or July 20-30 (Monday – Thursday 10am – 2pm).
ROCA SUMMER CAMP/ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack
The camp experience at RoCA turns summer “sun” days into creative “fun” days for children ages 5-12. RoCA’s 10 wooded acres, fully equipped, air-conditioned art studios, and large, sparkling swimming pool are the site of our programs. Campers, under the supervision of adult instructors and caring counselors, learn in a hands-on, non-competitive environment, where confidence, creativity, and group cooperation are encouraged. Three or four days per week available. Four-, six-, or eight-week sessions are offered. June 30-August 21. Session 1 (June 30-July 23) only has a few spots left! Discounts available.
SHINE YOGA KIDS
118 Maple Avenue, New City
Shine Yoga Kids offers children and teens the opportunity to practice yoga in a fun, non-competitive environment designed just for kids. Each class will introduce age appropriate breathing and calming techniques, yoga poses, yoga games, stories or crafts and end with a peaceful relaxation. Several options are available throughout the summer including: Mini-Camps, Storytime Yoga, Parent/ Child, Tween/Teen, Private Sessions, Special Events, Workshops, etc. To view our full schedule, please visit our website or email email@example.com.
THE SUNSHINE GALLERY CHILDREN'S STORE
212 Market St. (Nanuet Mall South), Nanuet
The Sunshine Gallery is your local family thrift shop. In addition to providing new and gently used items-many at 50% off, we also offer Art Workshops for children and adults. Great for birthday parties as well as private art lessons and scout guided lessons. Adult meeting space also available for clubs and community groups. Visit us in person or on FaceBook. Or call for more information.
285 N. Route 303, Congers
Surge Studio, newly unleashed in Congers, NY, is a positive environment for dance students of all ages and levels. We also offer yoga, art, and fitness classes! Here at Surge Studio, our classes range from Cardio Hip-Hop, AcroYoga, to classical ballet and technique training. We also take pride in our dedicated, award-winning competition dance team. With the balance of encouragement, praise and discipline from our expert faculty, students will gain proficient knowledge, confidence, and develop life skills that go beyond the dance floor, yoga mat, and canvas.
TEEN TRAVEL ADVENTURE CAMP
450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
Hop on the bus for an adventure with your friends as we explore NY, NJ, CT, and PA. For teens entering grades 6-9. Full week or three day a week options. Amusement parks, beach trips, sports outings, city visits, and more.
TENDER LOVING CARE DAYCARE
40 Park Ave., Suffern
We are a family-oriented facility for ages newborn through 12 years, offering programs and flexibility to fit your needs. We offer a pre-school program with certified teachers, before- and after-school program with Ramapo Central bus transportation and are open most school holidays and vacations. Hours: 7am-6:30pm. We are located near the Suffern train station. We offer free parking, small class sizes, and a fenced-in playground. Our goal is to provide a warm, healthy environment that will be your child's home-away-from-home. We also offer a summer camp program with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly options.
THOMAS CLIFFORD'S MARTIAL ARTS
3 N. Main St., Pearl River
8 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
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.
WEST ROCK INDOOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet
We are Rockland’s premier facility for sports training and development, and special events. Our versatile, air-conditioned facility is comprised of two regulation-sized basketball courts, 26,000-square-feet of all new turf, six tennis courts, and much more. We will be offering a variety of summer programs for tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, general sports, and more. 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.