Brooklyn, NY Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

Brooklyn, NY Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

February 8, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Brooklyn, NY Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

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UPDATED February 2016: Whether your child is interested in theater, gymnastics, art, 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 Williamsburg, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Greenpoint, and the rest of Brooklyn. Scroll down for a list of day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps, and camper outings in your area.

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LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
917-657-0249
Email debrarosen@licexchange.com

LiceXchange treats head lice exclusively in the privacy of your home-as inexpensively as possible. Experienced, conscientious, and kind staff will put your children at ease-applying all the tools of the trade-without the use of pesticides! We stand by all our work, as long as "active" cases with lice follow our protocol. Founder Debra L. Rosen, has been successfully caring for schools and camps throughout the tri-state region for more than 15 years, stressing "prevention" over treatment. LiceXchange, “Where an age-old problem gets the Royal Treatment."

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BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
718-232-0114
8696 18th Ave., Brooklyn,
1902 Avenue T, Brooklyn,
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island


Brienza's Academic Advantage offers a 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 subject areas (both one-to-one and share-a-tutor groups), test preparation courses, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students. Call to speak to an educational 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.,
718-951-4111

An exciting, nurturing environment where children ages 3-18 develop a life-long love for music, theater, and dance. Offerings include: first dance and music classes for 3-5 year olds; Musical Theater Workshops for children and teenagers; group introduction to instrument classes for children and teenagers; adult classes. Call 718-951-4111 for information on all summer classes as well as school-year study.

FASTRACKIDS
7612 13th Ave.,
718-748-3000, 800-470-9216
Camp:
800-470-9216


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, and yoga are offered. Call for details!

JALOPY THEATRE AND SCHOOL OF MUSIC SUMMER CAMP
315 Columbia St. , Brooklyn
718-395-3214

Jalopy Jr. Summer Camp is a week-long summer day camp program for children, ages 7-14, teaching folk music. At Jalopy, we hope to make learning an instrument both approachable and fun. With a light-hearted, song-based learning style, students begin learning songs immediately. Students will study stringed instrument in small groups, play in ensemble groups, take voice lessons, and perform in bands. Students will also workshop with visiting musicians. The Jalopy Jr. Summer Camp is an excellent choice for both beginning and intermediate students. Two sessions will be held each summer.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, Principal


Leif Ericson Day School's Summer Creative Arts and Music Program begins its 18th year of fun this June through the end of July. 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.

NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO
7909 3rd Ave.,
718-625-5425
526 Court St.


Email nyctkd@aol.com

We offer eight weeks of exciting, well-rounded training in taekwondo, soccer, basketball, softball, and bowling. We also offer weekly safety and leadership, and fun, educational field trips. Choose from one-five days a week and one-eight weeks (only $280 per five-day week). Camp hours are 8am–3pm, (later pick-up times available).

PROSPECT GYMNASTICS
1023 Church Ave., Brooklyn
718-484-0911

Join us at Prospect Gymnastics this summer for intensive gymnastics training and hip-hop dance, alongside fun art projects and water activities. Our professional choreographers and USA gymnastics-certified coaches will work every week on a hip hop dance with specific gymnastics and acrobatics skills that our campers will perform on Friday. Girls and boys 5–8 years July 4–Aug. 5, Junior Camp ages 3-4 Aug. 8–19, and Senior Camp ages 9–12 Aug. 22–Sept. 2.

STREB
51 N. 1st St., Brooklyn
718-384-6491

TUTORING CLUB OF BAY RIDGE (THE)
7811 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge
718-748-8867
Email bayridgeny@tutoringclub.com

Summer Enrichment Program for all grades includes remedial or bridging activities in math, reading, and writing with daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and full summer packages available. Summer Test Prep Camps start July 5 for fall 2016; first and fifth graders applying to gifted and talented programs and eighth graders preparing for TACHS, SSHSAT, and ISEE tests with various one-hour classes available between Tuesdays and Thursdays. SAT Test Prep Classes for fall 2016 high school seniors taking the October SAT begin July 5 with classes on Mondays from 6-8pm.

UME UME MUSIC + ARTS
319 4th Ave., (between 2nd & 3rd Street), Park Slope
718-768-0800
Email info@umeumearts.com

Join us this summer at Ume Ume Music + Arts, as we embark on yet another exciting music and art-filled journey around the world. Ume Ume Campers will be moving, creating, and learning in a fun, safe, collaborative, and inspiring artistic environment. Campers will explore the works of the world's most famous composers, musicians, artists, and dancers while implementing and developing their own creative skills through the arts. Some activities Ume Ume Campers will be engaging in are: music composition and songwriting, signing, violin, arts and crafts, movement, and choreography.

USDAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
844-818-6223

Usdan Summer Camp of the Arts is the nation’s preeminent nonprofit arts day camp. TimeOut New York Kids declared Usdan a “Best Of” camp, and Usdan has been profiled in The New York Times and Time Magazine. Each day, 1,600 students, ages 6-18 years, travel to Usdan’s Wheatley Heights campus from all Long Island neighborhoods. Usdan offers 40 programs in music, art, theater, dance, writing, chess, and nature. Transportation to and from the camp is by air-conditioned buses. Three, four, or seven-week sessions are offered from June 27-August 12.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
The Bronx Zoo, Bronx
1-800- 433-4149
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
For Manhattan:
The Bronx Zoo
bzeducation@wcs.org
Central Park Zoo
cpzregistration@wcs.org


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, Central Park 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 zookeeper, design an exhibit, and more in our Teen Internship! For details and registration visit wcs.org/summer-camps, or call 800-433-4149.

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ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
Various locations; call for information or check us online,
Brooklyn: 347-708-7827 Queens: 347-708-7827 Manhattan: 212-419-5416
Email info@allmychildrendaycare.com

At All My Children Day Care’s day camp, we provide a place for your child to grow both emotionally and intellectually. Our staff is certified with an extensive background in early childhood development and education. Our programs include theater, nature, music, dance, technology, and field trips. Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm, for children ages 6 months through 9 years. Free full-day UPK for children born in 2012. Register now.

BROOKLYN PATRIOTS
1120 Washington Ave., Brooklyn
718-734-8469
Email bpintramuralsoccer@gmail.com

Our camps are filled with many different activities. Children remember their childhood, let them remember it being fun! At Brooklyn Patriots/Soccer R Us Camps they will have the time of their life while building friendships that will last a life time. Our camps include fun trips, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, soccer, and power wheel cars. We offer half-day and full-day options. Our camps are offered Monday through Friday with the option to do an early drop-off and late pickup. Join our fun camp this summer and give your child something to talk about for the rest of their life.

CAMP CLIO
Held at Camp Claire, Lyme, CT
212-472-5207

Camp Clio, a seriously fun place for adopted children ages 9-12, offers its fifth summer of “old-fashioned” camp fun. Campers share a cabin with other adopted boys and girls and teenage counselors—all of whom were adopted—who serve as role models. Each week a picnic lunch adoption discussion is led by Spence-Chapin social workers providing a relaxed atmosphere to explore adoption feelings and experiences in a fun, safe, and non-judgmental environment. Campers may attend one, two, or three sessions—sleepaway or all-day. July 3-23. Scholarships available.

CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
718-768-3814
Elementary and Travel camps: 718-768 3814 x210


Email bfinkelstein@cbebk.org

CBE kids camps offer 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 bfinkelstein@cbebk.org.

DEER MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona
845-354-2727
Email info@deermountaindaycamp.com

With 25 acres, a lake, six pools, seven tennis courts, a 7,000-square-foot dining hall, a 1,000-square-foot performing arts center, courts, fields, and cabins for sports and fine arts, Deer Mountain offers a setting both well-appointed and beautifully transformative. Smart, authentic leadership and experienced staff create an environment where kids ages 3-15 feel comfortable to be who they are. Expert instructors create engaging, high-quality programs so kids develop real skills. Parents choose Deer Mountain because of our experience; kids love us because of theirs.

MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Mill Basin
718-251-6200

Summers are times to spend with friends, make memories, and share experiences. We are dedicated to providing an exciting and fulfilling camp experience for both children and parents through fun, recreation, and safe activities. Our modern, private facility offers a wide range of activities for children entering grades pre-k to ninth. There are five individual camps, each offering its own unique and innovative program. Bring the family for a personal tour of our facility and discussion of the program that bests suits your needs.

NORTH WILLIAMSBURG Y (THE)
14 Hope Street, Suite 1, Brooklyn
718-407-6388
Email info@northwilliamsburgy.org

The North Williamsburg Y Preschool is pleased to be hosting camp again for the 2016 summer, for children ages 2-5! The NWY is simply the perfect place to stay cool, have fun, and make new friends! Camp starts from June 27-August 19, 9am-3pm every day, and we are located at 14 Hope St. Suite 1. Registration is now open! For more information or if you would like to take a tour, please contact preschool director Ilana Friedman at info@northwilliamsburgy.org or call at 718-407-6388.

PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP (THE)
718-788-7732

For 25 years, The Park Slope Day Camp has been providing Brooklyn families with a safe, nurturing, and unique day camp experience. Located in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, and Bay Ridge, The Park Slope Day Camp offers a wide variety of activities and options including our traditional day camp, circus camp, travel camp, soccer academy, and leadership training. Flexible and accommodating schedules for parents available. Professionally managed and organized, with an enthusiastic, caring, and well-trained staff. Transportation to and from camp available in most Brooklyn locations in air-conditioned buses. Accredited by the American Camp Association.

POLY PREP SUMMER 2016
9216 7th Ave.,
718-836-9800 x3220
Email ekianne@polyprep.org

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-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. Program information and online registration is available at polyprep.org/summer2016.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

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
718-630-1000
Email steppingstones86@aol.com

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, and have dramatic play. We have central air-conditioning, new learning materials, and a safe surface playground. We are open 7am-6:30pm, from July through August.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th & 74th Streets),
718-238-7676

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 the creative movement program "Jump for Joy". Outdoor water play is an essential part of the camp experience. Maria Nogueria, director.




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