Brooklyn, NY Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

Brooklyn, NY Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

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UPDATED MARCH 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

HAIR FAIRIES
1026 Sixth Ave., Suite 502, New York
46 Miller St. Fairfield, CT
877-285-0069
Email info@hairfairies.com

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SPECIALTY

BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE
421 Fifth Ave. (corner of 8th Street), Park Slope
718-832-0018
Fernando Maneca, Director

The youngest students (entering K-1st grade) engage in art, drama, and music activities that share a common weekly theme (past themes include Return of the Robots and Green Planet). Students entering 2nd-6th grade, focus on a different artistic specialty each week, from musical theater to tumbling and circus arts, culminating in a performance share for audiences in BAX's theater. Program runs June 29-Aug. 14, Mon-Fri 9am–3pm. Week one (June 29-July 2) $375; subsequent weekly sessions $425, plus $35 annual registration fee (per family). Grades K-5. Extended-day options available until 5:45pm ($10-20/day).

BOUNCEU
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway (entrance on 67th St. & 9th Ave), Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
718-238-3288
Email swongatcnk@gmail.com

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
718-232-0114
8696 18th Ave., Brooklyn NY
1902 Ave. T, Brooklyn NY
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island NY

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.,
718-951-4111

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.

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

Camp Clio, a seriously fun place for adopted children ages 9-12, offers its fourth 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. Scholarships available.

CHELSEA PIERS SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park,
212-336-6846
Email camps@chelseapiers.com; DBT@chelseapiers.com

Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village offering the city’s best sports programming for children ages 12 months to 17 years. Easily accessible by bus, subway, or car, Chelsea Piers features a wide variety of year-round programming, including after-school classes, Saturday camps, school breaks camps and an extensive summer camp. In addition to specialty sports classes in gymnastics, basketball, soccer, rock climbing, golf, ice skating, hockey and more, the Field House is also home to the CP Kids Early Learning Center and Preschool. For more information, call or visit the website

CHILDREN'S ACADEMY AT LIU BROOKLYN
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn
718-488-1364 or 718-488-1366
Email Childrensacademy@liu.edu

Join the Children’s Academy, Brooklyn’s go-to destination for summer camp, sports camp and Saturday sessions! Located on LIU Brooklyn’s beautifully landscaped 11-acre campus, children (ages 3 to 12) will find a myriad of activities to fit their interests, including architecture, Chinese, swimming, and more!

FASTRACKIDS
7612 13th Ave.,
718-748-3000
Camp: 800-470-9216
Email valentino8808@att.net

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!

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

NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO
7909 3rd Ave.
718-625-5425
526 Court St.
Email paganotina@aol.com

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

NEW YORK ITALIANS CHILDREN
917-453-7067
Email info@newyorkitalians.org

In Piccoli, an early childhood, bilingual playgroup taught in Italian by an Italian native instructor, children ages 18 months to 3 years. and their caregivers sing traditional Italian songs, play musical instruments, participate in storytelling, move, wiggle, and dance! Mondays or Saturdays in Park Slope, Wednesdays in New York City. Ten weeks for $200.

 

PROSPECT GYM
1023 Church Ave, Brooklyn
718-484-0911
Email mina@prospect-gymnastics.com

 

Prospect Gymnastics is a developmental gymnastics program servicing children ages 16 months to 14 years old. The philosophy at Prospect Gymnastics is that building gymnastics skills gives kids important life tools in and out of the gym. We instill confidence in our children by working through overcoming physical fears and building new skills. . At Prospect Gymnastics we are dedicated to individualized attention and focused training. We achieve this by having small classes, a structured curriculum, and top of the line equipment, following USA gymnastics training guidelines. All of our instructors are USA gymnastics certified and trained in sports safety. Our motto is “Build Skills. Gain Confidence. Have Fun.” We believe that children can grow healthy bodies and boost self esteem all while having a blast.

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

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
718-399-7327
ppzeducation@wcs.org
New York Aquarium
718-265-3457
nyaregistrar@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, 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.

TRADITIONAL

BAY RIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
6301 12th Ave, Bay Ridge
718-259-8701
Email amarkinso@aol.com

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
718-852-1029
Email jmartin@brooklynfriends.org

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.

CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM SUMMER CAMP
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.

GREENE HILL SCHOOL
39 Adelphi St., Brooklyn
718-230-3608

Greene Hill School is an independent lower and middle school. At Greene Hill School, children are actively engaged in their world through critical thinking and open-ended investigations; teachers provide expertise and consistent, thoughtful guidance; parents are important contributors to the school environment; and the local community is a natural extension of the GHS classroom. In the fall of 2015, Greene Hill will have students from Pre-K through 7th grade. Greene Hill School’s Day camp starts in late June and runs through July. For more information about our 2015 program please check back in April, 2015.

KINGS BAY Y AT WINDSOR TERRACE
1224 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn
718-407-6377
Email info@ywindsorterrace.org

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
718-259-6878
Email wszeto@thelittlegym.com

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.

LITTLE HANDS & FEET
1270 Bay Ridge Pkwy., Brooklyn
718-680-KIDS (5437)
Email sos016@aol.com

Little Hands And Feet was founded by Aneshah, who has been certified in childcare for 20 years. Our goal is to provide a healthy safe and nurturing environment while focusing on educational and social development. We believe each child is special and unique. Our Staff is dedicated, qualified and trained in CPR. At Little Hands and Feet be assured it is a home away from home and your child will have the best care available. Hours of operation, Monday -Friday,6:30am to 6:30pm.

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

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.

OASIS IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
At St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St.,
800-317-1392

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.

PACPLEX/PACKIDS
1500 Paerdegat Ave. N., Brooklyn
718-209-1010

Summer Camp at PacPlex, Brooklyn’s largest Sports and Recreational Complex offers campers a wide variety of activities with swimming in our four outdoor pools/two indoors,3 indoor/2 outdoor basketball courts and an indoor soccer field. Structured programs in gymnastics, dance, martial arts, archery, with weekly field trips and exciting outings, all part of PacKids Camp. Our staff has over 30 years in the camp industry and with acres of fun, health and activities in a great environment, your children will have a wonderful summer at the best camp in Brooklyn.

THE PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP
718-788-7732
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.,
718-836-9800 x3220

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.

SHOREFRONT YM-YWHA OF BRIGHTON-MANHATTAN BEACH, INC.
3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn
718-646-1444 x335
Email bronfma@shorefronty.org

At the Shorefront Y, campers forge new friendships, engage in daily activities, and go on tons of exciting and educational trips. Our eight-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!

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, 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.

STORYBOOKLAND
8638 20th Ave.
718-996-8714
Email no email

Storybookland’s Discovery Camp offers a summer program of fitness, arts and 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.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th & 74th Streets)
718-238-7676
Email joselaida@aol.com

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.

WORLD OF WONDERS DAYCARE
72-19 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-4216
Email wrldofwonders@aol.com

We provide a warm, caring environment for children ages 2-5. Our children learn to interact and get along with other children. We also offer computers, arts and crafts and outdoor activities in our summer program and year-round. Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm, full and part time. Extended hours for working parents. Fully licensed by NYC Department of Health of Day Care. Call for additional information. Jeannine McKenna, Director.

 

 

 

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