UPDATED FEBRUARY 2015: Look no further for Brooklyn day camps and specialty camps! Whether your child is interested in theater, gymnastics, art, sports, martial arts, or other specialty camps, or if you're looking for academic summer programs, you'll find what you're looking for in our comprehensive guide to summer camps and programs in Brooklyn, NY. Scroll down for a list of day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps, and camper outings in Williamsburg, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Greenpoint, and all over Brooklyn, NY.
SERVICES FOR CAMPERS
COOKIE'S KIDS - THE KIDS' DEPARTMENT STORE
265 Livingston St.
510 Fulton St.
982 Flatbush Ave.
166-21 Jamaica Ave. (at 168th St.)
1534 Westchester Ave.
576 Melrose Ave.
Cookie’s Kids has everything your little one needs for camp this summer, and all at up to 80 percent below department store prices. Shop our selection of boots, shorts, swimwear, and more online at cookieskids.com, or at one of our convenient NYC locations. We have the latest styles from your favorite brands like Timberland, Puma, Levi’s, and Nautica. Our helpful staff is standing by to help lead you to everything on your camp shopping list!
1026 Sixth Ave., Suite 502, New York
46 Miller St. Fairfield, CT
Stop head lice now! Going to camp or running a camp? Let us manage your head-lice problems! You can send your campers to us or we will come to you. We’re the trusted, household-safe solution for all families. Pediatricians and parents recommend us and kids love us! We get the job done! Expel head lice from your camp by being proactive and preventative. Screen your camp before commencing the fun. We are all natural and 100 percent guaranteed. We give peace of mind every day. Call Hair Fairies now!
PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly; walk-ins welcome; most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, as well as baby, camp, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. 28 years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open seven days a week including holidays, 8am-11pm.
394 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn
At 129 years, Trail Blazers’ flagship program, the “Summer Outdoor Adventure Camp,” is the second oldest American Camping Association-accredited program, and the first to provide environmental education! Campers ages 7-17 unplug from the city and experience the unique thrill of our 1,000 forested acres in Sussex County, NJ. No smartphones here! Campers live in rustic canvas shelters, swim and fish in Lake Mashipacong, and complete a multi-day backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail or on the Delaware River. Visit us at our open house on May 14 or June 6.
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway (entrance on 67th St. & 9th Ave), Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
Studies show that physical activity inspires cognitive and creative growth in young minds. At BounceU, we’ve seen it first-hand. Our summer programs integrate bouncing and games into education and artistic exploration, sending kids’ imaginations soaring to new heights. Our programs provide a fun and distinctive balance of learning and play, helping to develop valuable skills and make memories that will last a lifetime. So, make this summer memorable at BounceU!
BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
8696 18th Ave., Brooklyn NY 11214
1902 Ave. T, Brooklyn NY 11229
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island NY 10306
Brienza's Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of programs for students attending kindergarten through 12th grade. We specialize in TACHS, SHSAT, SAT, and ACT preparation. Our programs provide students with the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge, enabling them to reach their full potential. Programs offered are: tutoring in all subjects, (both one to one and share a tutor-groups). Test preparation courses and mandated summer school programs. Call our office to speak to one of our education specialists who can help you choose the best option for your child. Please register early as space is limited.
BROOKLYN COLLEGE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is an exciting, nurturing environment where children ages 3-18 develop a lifelong love for music, theater, and dance. Creative Play program (ages 3-5) is designed to be a first experience with dance and theater. Group Instrument Classes (ages 5 and older) provide an opportunity to try out an instrument in a supportive, fun environment. Call 718-951-4111 for information on all summer classes, as well as school-year study.
7612 13th Ave.,
Summer camp is designed for children ages 4-10. Sessions last for one week at a time. We have full- or half-day sessions available. Fast-paced, fun, and fully interactive, these learning adventures will captivate and entertain as they deliver truly meaningful lessons. Nine enrichment topics are explored. Math and English classes, as well as computers, arts and crafts, puzzles, games, yoga, and more are also offered. Call for details!
THE GYM PARK
77 N. 4th St., Williamsburg
We are a gymnastics based program that aims to promote and teach positive social interaction and physical fitness for all ages. The Gym Park is excited to host a wide variety of camps this summer at our gymnastics center in Williamsburg. We are a fully functional, 2,800-sqare-foot gymnastics facility and play center. Our instructors have more than 30 years of experience with gymnastics and camp activities. Full day, half-day, extended day, and early drop-off are available.
LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
Christine Hauge, Principal
Leif Ericson Day School's Summer Creative Arts & Music Program begins its 17th year of fun on June 22, and runs through July 31. Children in pre-K to seventh grade enjoy computers, art, music, movement, and drama. Professional caring staff and junior counselors are enthusiastic and attentive. Limited group size allows for a more fulfilling experience. All activities are on-site. Two snacks provided daily. SCAMP hours are 9am-3pm with "Early Bird" care (8am) and "Late Bird" care (5pm) for additional fees.
7409 3rd Ave.
6806 20th Ave.
Mathnasium is an after-school learning center where we make math make sense to kids. We support grades K-12, including standardized test preparation. We are the math experts. We provide excellent content with proven results at a great value. Instruction is one-on-one. We conduct an in-depth math assessment, and prepare a customized learning plan for each student. We offer flexible scheduling in a relaxed environment.
125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 5, Plainview
MKSA (formerly Marion K. Salomon & Associates) is a leader in providing services to children with developmental delays. We use a successful combination of therapeutic services and family involvement to address each child’s needs and provide the support necessary to ensure individual success. Special groups focusing on behavior, language, movement, and social skills are available throughout summer in our Plainview facility. For information, call 516-731-5588. Visit us at mksallc.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter @mksallc.
NYU SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS
At The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle
The only seven-week, evidence-based, therapeutic day program in the New York area exclusively for children ages 7-11 with ADHD and behavior disorders. The focus of the program is to build self-esteem and help children develop attention, organizational, and friendship skills. Clinical psychologists and qualified teachers supervise undergraduate and graduate-level counselors. There is a 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 staff-to-child ratio. The program is directed by Karen Fleiss, Psy.D., a nationally renowned clinical psychologist and expert in the treatment of children with ADHD. Enrollment is limited.
SLAM (STREB LAB FOR ACTION MECHANICS)
51 N. 1st St., Brooklyn
Spend the summer creating and performing in your very own circus! Step right up and enter SLAM's three-ring circus. Fly on the trapeze! Take a spin in the German Wheel! Walk the tightrope! Make music! Create ACTION moves in the splash pool! Fly, fall, slam, slide, and soar with POPACTION and your favorite Extreme Action Heroes. Let your kids bounce on our trampolines and off our walls instead of the bed! Learn POPACTION shapes, basic tumbling, and apparatus-based skills inspired by the circus! Offering summer and winter camps, and after-school programs.
THE TUTORING CLUB OF BAY RIDGE
7811 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge
Summer learning camp for all grades includes bridging activities in math and reading, plus social activities like arts and crafts, weekly movie, indoor games, and outdoor activities with daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and full summer packages available. Summer test prep camps start July 6 for fall 2015: First and fifth graders applying to Gifted & Talented programs, and eighth graders preparing for TACHS, SSHSAT, and ISEE Tests, with various one-hour classes available between Mondays and Thursdays. SAT test prep classes for fall 2015 high school seniors taking the October SAT begin July 6 on Mondays from 6-8pm.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY ZOO CAMP
Prospect Park Zoo
New York Aquarium
Summer camps at the Wildlife Conservation Society provide a unique chance for kids of all ages to get up close and personal with animals from around the globe without traveling far from home. The Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium introduce your child to wildlife and wild places through exciting investigations, animal encounters, hands-on activities, and crafts. Teens can learn what it takes to be a zoo keeper, design an exhibit, and more in our Teen Internship! For details and registration visit wcs.org/summer-camps, or call 800-433-4149.
BAY RIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
6301 12th Ave., Brooklyn
The Bay Ridge Montessori School is located on the park-like grounds of the Angel Guardian campus of Mercy First. The staff provides a non-competitive but challenging environment designed to meet the individual needs of the children. Children ages 2-5 years can attend anywhere from two half-days to five full-days (9am-3:30pm). Early drop-off is available, as is a six-week summer program.
BROOKLYN FRIENDS SCHOOL
375 Pearl St., Brooklyn
A nurturing environment fostering creativity, individual expression, and social interaction through activities including painting, collage, cooking, storytelling, drumming, dance, and tennis. Kids in kindergarten to second grade are afforded an enriching experience of specialty classes, swimming, cooking, arts, group games, and field trips encouraging creative exploration, physical awareness, and social interaction, including free play on the rooftop playground. For older children (ages 8-14), Summer Arts combines studio work with field trips to museums and artists’ studios. There are three sessions from mid-June through the end of July. Get $50 tuition savings when registration is completed by March 1.
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
185 Court St., Brooklyn Heights
A Montessori Summer is for children ages 3½-12, and is divided into two sections: Preschool and Elementary. Each division has a “home base” within our spacious facility, where campers begin each morning and end each afternoon. A Montessori Summer campers take special classes, swim two times a week, play in Prospect Park, and go on a trip once a week. Whether they are outdoors, inside our air-conditioned Montessori facility, or on the camp’s rooftop playground, campers are always under the care and guidance of our experienced counselor staff.
CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM SUMMER CAMP
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
Elementary and Travel camps: 718-768 3814 x210
CBE kids camps offers campers a summer of new experiences! The Elementary Division (ages 4½-9) includes swimming, sports, music, gymnastics, arts and crafts, nature, and circus arts. Movin' On, CBE's travel camp, uses the Temple House as a base for daily trips in and around NYC; two overnights are included. Native Hebrew-speaking counselors; Hebrew integrated into the daily activities. For more information and registration, please contact Bobbie Finkelstein at 718-768-3814 x210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KINGS BAY Y AT WINDSOR TERRACE
1224 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn
Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace offers a summer day camp, Hebrew dual language summer day camp, and basketball and soccer divisions. Bus transportation is provided from select locations. This August we will also offer a two-week PACK sleepaway camp with NJY Camp. For information on our summer day camps and sleepaway camp program, visit ywindsorterrace.org
THE LITTLE GYM OF BAY RIDGE-BENSONHURST
8681 18th Ave., Brooklyn
Our anytime, summertime camps and holiday camps offer three hours of fun and activities. The specially developed camp curriculum is designed around themes such as “Fantasy Castle” or “Whales, Sharks & Mermaids!” and combines physical fitness, gymnastics, arts and crafts, and special events. It's the perfect break for kids (and parents) during the long summer months and during holiday time. Camps are available to both The Little Gym members and non-members. Available to children ages 3-8, Monday-Friday. Choose the days and weeks that fit your schedule.
MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Mill Basin
Mill Basin Day Camp is dedicated to providing an exciting and fulfilling camp experience for campers and parents. Founded in 1998, MBDC has become the largest and most popular summer day camp in Brooklyn. MBDC serves campers annually from Brooklyn, Long Island, and Queens. A modern, fully equipped, air-conditioned, and secure facility, MBDC offers a wide range of on-site activities for children entering pre-K through ninth grades. Come in for a tour of our facility.
THE NORTH WILLIAMSBURG Y
14 Hope St., Brooklyn
North Williamsburg Y offers a play-based pre-school summer camp for children ages 2-5. Our curriculum keeps with our progressive philosophy. Each week has a new theme, such as exploring the five senses, animals, cooking, dinosaurs, bugs, and an author study of Eric Carle. We have art, music, daily indoor gym and outdoor sprinkler time at the Jaime Campiz playground. We also serve a healthy snack. Half- and full-day programs available. Transportation is also available to the other day camps and sleepaway camps offered by the Y.
OASIS IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
At St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St.,
Oasis Day Camp offers campers ages 3-14 an amazing camp experience in an unbelievable setting! Oasis utilizes Brooklyn Bridge Park’s premier collection of playing fields and other recreational facilities. Oasis also utilizes the indoor athletic and performing arts facilities of St. Francis College, as well as air-conditioned classrooms, and large meeting spaces. The Oasis program includes sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, recreational and Red Cross instructional swim, field trips, and nature activities. Oasis Early Start Imagination Camp is designed specially for our 3- and 4-year-old pre-K campers, and Teen Travel is for emerging teens ages 12-14.
THE PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP
Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Bay Ridge, Carroll Gardens
PSDC = Camp Spirit, Community, and Friendship. A welcoming, stimulating, lively, diverse, safe, professionally managed outdoor camp for ages 3½-14. Exciting travel camp for sixth-eighth grades; fantastic leadership experience for ninth and 10th grades. Specialized sports academy and circus program. Swimming, sports, arts, gymnastics, horseback riding, lots of special events, and trips. Very flexible registration, extra long season, accommodating hours, and transportation. An experienced, creative, stable staff, second to none. ACA accredited.
POLY PREP SUMMER 2015
9216 7th Ave.,
Poly Prep Summer offers children ages 4-16 an outstanding alternative to sleepaway camp. Youngsters are exposed to a unique spectrum of enriching opportunities in visual and performing arts, athletics, science, and technology, through which they discover, learn, make friends, and have fun. Poly Prep’s thoughtfully designed, age-appropriate programs range in length from one to six weeks, and each is led by a team of passionate, skilled professionals in a healthy, supportive community, and all available on Poly’s green 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, New York. Program information and online registration is available at www.polyprep.org/summer2015.
SMARTSTART EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER, INC
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
Register now for our summer programs for 2-, 3-, or 4-year-olds. Part-time mornings and afternoons and full-time sessions are available. Summer activities include safe, outdoor water play, arts and crafts, dramatic play, music and movement, and free play in science, block, and housekeeping centers. A healthy snack is included. Nationally accredited by the NAEYC.
STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
Stepping Stones believes in engaging every child in large and small muscle activities, sensory and discovery exploration, social interaction, and creative expression. Stepping Stones invites all children ages 2-6. We will travel on class trips and do many sand and water activities, as well as arts and crafts, read stories, have dramatic play, and more. We have central air-conditioning, new learning materials, and a safe surface playground. We are open 7am-6:30pm, from July through August.
347 74th St. (corner of 4th & 74th Streets),
Treasure Island provides each camper with a nurturing, supportive, intellectually stimulating environment that promotes learning and exploration, builds self-esteem and self-confidence, empowers each child, promotes socialization, kindness and empathy, builds upon the diversity of our campers, and encourages campers to be independent and unique individuals. Campers explore exciting themes and enjoy enrichment experiences such as Kindermusik, cultural dance program, and creative movement program Jump for Joy. Outdoor water play is an essential part of the camp experience. Maria Nogueria, director.
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