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.
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939 8th Ave., Suite 302 (bet. 55th & 56th Streets), New York
Licenders, an all-natural lice removal company, has launched KLOOC–Keep Lice Out Of Camp. The program offers parents the opportunity to bring kids to any of the three Licenders locations for free head lice screenings. Adie Horowitz, owner, says this prevents unknowingly spreading lice to classmates and family. By using Licenders, kids won’t have to be sent home from school. Licenders clinicians go through extensive training and are FDA-cleared. Licenders has contracts with more than 100 schools in the tri-state area and is located in Connecticut, Long Island, and Manhattan.
LICEXCHANGE - THE NO LIP SERVICE LICE SERVICE
LiceXchange takes head lice management and treatment to a whole new level. Rapid response and customized service means you’ll never pay for more than you need. School nurses depend on Debra’s caring, experienced staff to deliver preventative screenings that get results! Parents everywhere are spreading the word that LiceXchange costs less, but gives you more. Every treatment includes an array of organic and homeopathic products designed to maintain a clear scalp and repel head lice…plus, a special gift for every child!
Locations in Bellmore, Commack, Great Neck, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Lynbrook, Maspeth, and Park Slope,
2459 Merrick Road, Bellmore
6500 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
415 Northern Blvd., Great Neck
3276 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
656 North Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst
585 Merrick Road, Lynbrook
74-25 Grand Ave., Maspeth
418 - 420 5th Ave., Park Slope
At Premier Care, our highly trained and experienced emergency medicine doctors deliver expert care to you and your loved ones in a state-of-the-art, clean, and friendly environment. We work with your primary physician or pediatrician to help you or your child quickly get through any urgent medical need you may have. All our facilities have X-ray and laboratory services on site enabling us to diagnose and treat all urgent care medical conditions.
ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE
420 Lefferts Ave., Brooklyn
36 Ford St., Brooklyn
771 Crown St., Brooklyn
Brooklyn office: 718-576-6812 x601
Queens: 718-658-1563 x206
At All My Children Day Camp, we provide a place for your child to grow both emotionally and intellectually. Our staff is certified, with extensive backgrounds in early childhood development and education. Our programs include theatre, nature, music, dance, technology, and field trips. Monday-Friday, 7:30am–6pm for children ages 6 mos.-9 years.
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. The children range in age from 2-5 years, and 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
Joan Martin, Director of Communications ?Pre-K through 12th grade
A nurturing environment fostering creativity, individual expression, and social interaction through activities including painting, collage, cooking, storytelling, drumming, dance, and tennis. K-2nd graders 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.
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 4½-8 years) includes swimming, sports, music, gymnastics, arts & crafts, nature, and circus arts. Movin' On, CBE's travel camp (ages 9-13), uses the Temple House as a base for daily trips in and around NYC; two overnights are included. Open House: Sunday, March 3, 1-3pm. New this summer—Keshet groups (Hebrew/English) at CBE Kids Camp. Native Hebrew-speaking counselors; Hebrew integrated into the daily activities For more information and pre registration please contact Bobbie Finkelstein at 718-768-3814 x210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
190 Exeter St., Brooklyn
Established in 1939, we are celebrating 74 fun-filled years. We must be doing something right! Campers range in age from 2-12 years. We have a pool on premises, as well as sprinkler fun for tots. Also, a full outdoor playground. Your child will have a fun-filled day with swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, and dance. Older children, ages 7-12, will be taken on field trips. Camp hours are 7:30am-6pm. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided. Transportation is available.
INFINITY EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER
1972 E. 34th St., Marine Park
Infinity has a gymnasium, two spacious play yards, and six classrooms. Infinity Summer Camp allows children to enjoy their summer in a fun-filled, safe environment, with has low camper-to-counselor ratios, which provides our campers with a more individualized experience. Our adult, experienced counselors provide fun, stimulating activities. Children ages 2-10 years are eligible to attend camp, which is 8 weeks, from July 1-Aug. 23. Activities include arts & crafts, water fun, story time, writing, reading, sports, trips for the older groups, magic shows, special night events, and live performances.
2631 86th St. (West 13th), Bensonhurst
850 50th St., Sunset Park
Join IP Montessori Preschool for our summer camp running from July 1-Aug. 27. Our program provides students with meaningful instruction based on students’ individual needs. We offer a learning environment that allows students to develop the skills required to construct their own knowledge, prepare students for the future, and instills a love for learning. Along with our academic instruction, our summer program allows students to enjoy outdoor water activities as well as learn about various topics such as dinosaurs, ocean animals, and summer sports. All seats are on a first come first serve basis.
KIM'S KIDS SUMMER CAMP
378 3rd St., Brooklyn
Kim's Kids Summer Camp is a nature-oriented active day camp for children ages 4-1/2-11 years. The camp takes trips every day; children may spend the day jumping icy waves at Riis Park or riding a camel at a zoo. It’s a continuous agenda of hiking, swimming, running, climbing, and exploring. Flexible scheduling allows children to attend 3-6 weeks and 3-5 days a week. Kim's Kids is centrally located in Park Slope. Early bird drop off and late pick-up are available.
MARKS JCH OF BENSONHURST-AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
7802 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn
Now in its 86th year, the Marks JCH welcomes more than 500 campers from all parts of Brooklyn. We are a JCC day camp where positive developmental experiences are fun and playing is learning. Sports instruction, nature hikes, creative arts, swimming with Olympic champions, museum visits, and roller coaster rides are a typical week in camp, and all are welcome to join. Visit us at www.jchcamp.com, email email@example.com or call (718) 943-6345.
MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Brooklyn
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 9th grades. Come in for a tour of our facility.
OASIS IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
With the magnificent revitalization of the Brooklyn waterfront, Oasis is thrilled to bring its day camp to families in Brooklyn. Oasis will utilize Brooklyn Bridge Park’s premier collection of playing fields and recreational facilities, as well as the indoor, state-of-the-art athletic and performing arts facilities, air-conditioned classrooms, and large meeting spaces of St. Francis College. A traditional day camp in every way, the program includes sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, recreational and Red Cross instructional swim, field trips, and an outdoor education component including environmental studies, orienteering, and much more.
1500 Paerdegat Ave. N., Brooklyn
Pac Kids Summer Camp offers campers a variety of activities in a family-like atmosphere. Kids enjoy daily outdoor swimming, and playing basketball and soccer on our indoor courts and field. They are also introduced to gymnastics and dance, among other things. They are even treated to exciting outings. Caring and attentive counselors maintain a positive and uplifting environment. This year campers will enjoy brand new facilities at PacPlex, which is currently being rebuilt after sustaining severe damage in Hurricane Sandy.
PARK EXPLORERS DAY CAMP
611 8th Ave. (at 6th St.), Park Slope
At Park Explorers in Park Slope, kids find an exciting summer full of the traditional camp activities – games, songs, swimming, sports, and arts & crafts, with gymnastics, karate, beach, and trips in and around the tri-state area. The close proximity to Prospect Park ensures that even the youngest camper gets plenty of summer sunshine. The older campers add trips and overnight adventures going beyond the city. Our diverse staff of creative, energetic counselors ensures that every child stays safe, with plenty of hands-on fun. Weekly enrollment. Multiple-week discounts.
THE PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP
694 5th Ave., Brooklyn
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 grades 6-8; fantastic leadership experience for grades 9 and 10. 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 CAMP
9216 7th Ave.,
Poly Prep Summer Programs offer families an outstanding alternative to sleepaway camps. On our 25-acre campus in Dyker Heights, campers create, play, sing, swim, dance, and explore! You can choose from our weekly programs offered in basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, squash or computer; our 5-week Performing Arts Camp, or our 6-week Summer Experience Day Camp. We also offer afternoon swim lessons. Please visit our website or call for a free brochure.
SEEDLINGS ACADEMIC PLAYSCHOOL
42 Henry St., Brooklyn
Summer preschool/camp for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds. Your children will love Summer at Seedlings! Our preschool program—learning through play—will include lots of water play in the private, tree-lined backyard of our Brooklyn Heights brownstone. Music, art, dance, yoga classes, local field trips, and more. Weekly class sessions start June 17 and 24, July 8, 15, 22, and 29, and Aug. 5 and 12. Five days/week is $350; four days/week is $300; 3 days/week is $250. Sessions are 3½ hours, 8:30am-12pm or 12:30-4pm.
SHOREFRONT YM-YWHA OF BRIGHTON-MANHATTAN BEACH, INC.
3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn
At the Shorefront Y, campers forge new friendships, engage in daily activities, and go on tons of exciting and educational trips. Our 8-week program also includes play time on the beach and swims in the ocean (supervised by licensed swim instructors), as we are right on the boardwalk. All campers receive a hot Kosher lunch and snacks daily. Early drop-off, late pick-up, and door-to-door transportation options are available. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to the Shorefront Y Day Camp family!
SMARTSTART EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER, INC
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway,
Register now for our 2-year-old, 3-year-old, or 4-year-old summer programs. 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, 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., Brooklyn
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 2-7. We will travel on class trips, do many sand and water activities and arts & 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-Aug. 1.
8638 20th Ave.,
Storybookland’s Discovery Camp offers a summer program of fitness, arts & crafts, trips, music, and bowling. Half-day, full-day, and extended-time sessions are available for children ages 2-7. An option for 50 minutes of tutoring for math or reading is also offered. Grace Santos, Director.
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, Creative Movement Program: Jump for Joy. Outdoor water play is a key and essential part of the camp experience. Maria Nogueria, Director.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF BROOKLYN
Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun summers for thousands of youngsters ages 4-15. YPDC is accredited by the ACA and the New York Camp Directors Association, and is supervised by licensed teachers and administrators. Our philosophy is to “grow” children intellectually, physically, and spiritually in a fun environment. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, natural science, academics, educational and recreational field trips, and special events. Door-to-door transportation is available at no additional charge. Two- to eight-week sessions are available. Ask about special discounts.
1313 81st St.
Art 81 provides meaningful summer experiences for young or experienced artists. Instruction at Art 81 is tailored to individual strengths and interests. There is no predetermined curriculum and students develop a focus and self-awareness to carry them forward as visual artists in a rigorous course of study relevant to them. Art 81 also helps the individual develop a knowledge of artists, past and present, who may influence their direction.
BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE
421 Fifth Ave. (corner of 8th Street), Park Slope
Fernando Maneca, director
BAX's school-break programs offer enriching and fun opportunities for young students during their time away from school. The President’s Week and Spring-Break Arts Programs, and Summer Arts Program foster creativity, encourage exploration, and provide a positive and nurturing environment. Our staff and teaching specialists are dedicated to providing a vibrant learning environment for every student. We provide an excellent child-to-staff ratio, and ensure that each child is treated as an individual.
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 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.
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259 Rose Ave., Staten Island
215 E. 6th St., NYC
Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of programs for students attending Kindergarten-Grade 12. 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 mandated summer school programs. Call our office to speak to one of our educational specialists who can help you choose the best option for your child. Please register early as space is limited.
BROOKLYN CULTURAL ADVENTURES PROGRAM (BCAP) SUMMER CAMP
789 Washington Ave., Brooklyn
Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) is the signature education program of Heart of Brooklyn, a partnership among six of Brooklyn’s most treasured cultural institutions: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park, and Prospect Park Zoo. Through these exceptional resources, BCAP provides hands-on experiences for ages 7-12, weaving connections between art, world cultures, literature, history, nature, and science. Youth have fun while learning through creative projects, games, and educator-led tours. All lessons are consistent with New York State Learning Standards, and taught by professional educators.
CHELSEA PIERS SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
23rd Street & Hudson River Park,
At Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camp, campers ages 3-17 choose from 15 different sports camps. Camps include Preschool Gymnastics, Preschool Ice Skating, Sports Academy (soccer, basketball, volleyball, batting, and more), Junior Gymnastics, Junior Ice Skating, Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Ice Hockey, Golf, Performance Golf, Elite Soccer, Acceleration Hockey, Basketball, Bowling, and Urban Adventure for Teens (kayaking, rock climbing, and sailing). Camp runs June 17-August 30. Campers may register for 1-11 weeks. Transportation and after care are available for an additional fee. For more information, call or visit the website.
DIMENSIONS ON STAGE BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE
7601 Third Ave., Bay Ridge
Quickly becoming Brooklyn's favorite acting school, Dimensions' summer performance camps are extremely popular and tons of fun. Each week has a different theme including: Pop Star Camp, Broadway Bound, and Triple Threat Camp, all ending with an original performance for friends and family. Actors of all levels are welcome to come learn, grow, and strengthen their performance skills with qualified teaching professionals, guest artists, and master classes with Broadway stars! Sing, dance, act and create all summer long. Programs available for ages 5-8 and 7-13. Visit dimensionsonstage.com.
7612 13th Ave.,
Summer camp is designed for children ages 4-10. Sessions last for one week at a time. We have full day 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!
JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Ave. of the Americas, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Floors, New York
The Joffrey Ballet School has summer dance camp programs for ages 3-6 and 7-9, and ballet intensives for children 10-13 and 13-22. Dance camps are weeklong workshops with themes such as "Peter and the Wolf," "Wild Things," and "Fairies, Knights, and Dragons," which encourage creativity through dance, arts, crafts, music, and food. An in-studio performance culminates each workshop. Workshop hours: 8:45-11:45am. Summer ballet intensives (ages 10-22) include classes in ballet technique, character and folk dancing, jazz, Pilates, and pointe (for older students).
LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
Christine Hauge, Principal
Leif Ericson Day School's Summer Creative Arts and Music Program (SCAMP) begins its 15th year of fun on June 25, and runs through August 3. Children from pre-K to grade 7 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-premises. Two snacks provided daily. SCAMP hours are 9am-3pm with "Early Bird" care (8am) and "Late Bird" care (5pm) for additional fees. Open house: Sunday, March 3, from 2-4pm.
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 through Friday. Choose the days and weeks that fit your schedule.
MUSIC TOGETHER OF BAY RIDGE/BENSONHURST
Music Together® is a nationwide educational program founded on the belief that all children are musical and that music is a perfect way for children to learn and grow. We sing, dance, and play instruments in a fun, informal, supportive atmosphere. Limited to 12 children with parent or caregiver. 45-minute classes meet once a week. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend class times available. Ages birth to 5 years. Free demonstration classes offered. Spring session starts in March/April. Summer session starts in late June.
NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO
7909 3rd Ave.,
526 Court St.
We offer 8 weeks of exciting, well rounded training in Tae Kwon Do, soccer, basketball, softball, bowling, and more. We also offer weekly safety and leadership classes as well as fun, educational field trips. Choose from 1–5 days/week and 1–8 weeks (only $280.00 per 5-day week). Camp hours 8am–3pm (later pick up times available).
PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE (THE)
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
For over 30 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered music (including Suzuki violin, cello, and flute for very young children), theater and dance classes, and private lessons for children of all ages and levels. We also welcome adult students for private instruction and group classes. Our experienced professional teachers, many of whom have extensive performance experience and advanced conservatory degrees, encourage students’ growth at all levels. For further information on summer programs and classes, and school year study, please call 718-951-4111.
THINKING TREE LEARNING CENTER
2620 E. 18th St., Sheepshead Bay
Thinking Tree and Nash Jew is having a Spring Recess Mini-camp, March 25-April 2, for students ages 5-13. Children will be engaged in fun activities throughout the day including games, sports, field trips, homework help, tutoring, and much more. Drop your child off so they do not sit at home bored on their days off from school. Call today to reserve a seat for your child!
THE TUTORING CLUB OF BAY RIDGE
7811 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge
SUMMER LEARNING CAMP: Bridging activities in math and reading, social activities include indoor games, arts & crafts, weekly movie and outdoor activities. Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and full summer packages. SUMMER TEST PREP CAMPS: Classes for 1st and 5th graders applying to Gifted and Talented programs for Sept. 2013, or classes for 8th graders preparing for TACHS, SSHSAT, and ISEE Tests for Sept. 2013 begin July 8, with 1-hour classes available Mondays through Thursdays. SAT TEST PREP CLASSES for HS seniors taking the October 2013 SAT begin July 6th on Saturdays, from 2-4 pm.
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