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Rockland Camp Director's Guide

Looking for a Children's Summer Camp in Rockland County? This Camp Guide is your resource. If you're looking for a Rockland County based sports camp, dance program, day camp, a special needs program, or other specialty camp here's a directory of kids summer programs.

APPLAUSE Performing Arts Center
25 W. Central Ave.
Pearl River
845-920-1555; 201-362-4948

Ms. Renna specializes in teaching Musical Theatre classes, and directing and choreographing musicals for her non-profit organization, Applause Performing Arts Center. Her summer Musical Theater Camp 2010 offers weekly and monthly sign-ups, as well as a big show! In each production, Ms. Renna writes special scenes and dialogue for each child. Ms. Renna has taught Broadway professionals in New York and is a three-time national award winner, winning awards for her professional videos for the YMCA, Kean College, and Passaic County.

Camp Bow Wow Rockland
101 Route 304
845-353-WOOF 9663)

Why not send your "furry kids" to Camp Bow Wow? We are Rockland County?s premier doggy day and overnight camp. Day camp is a dog gone fun way to give your pup exercise, mental stimulation and socialization with both dogs and people. Our certified camp counselors are trained in dog behavior, pet first aid and dog CPR. Under the supervision of camp director David Oberman, and his expert staff, your pup will enjoy romping in our spacious indoor and outdoor play areas, and you can view them at any time on our Camper Cams.

Camp Yomi
450 W. Nyack Road
West Nyack
845-362-4400 x110

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.

D-E 360° Summer Connections Programs
315 E. Palisades Ave.

Shakeh Tashjian, a member of the D-E Middle School faculty from 1999-2008, and the Upper School faculty from 2008 to present, was named director of summer and external programs in 2008. Shakeh has been recognized by her colleagues and students as a creative and committed teacher. Her educational background includes an M.Ed. in secondary education, and an M.A. in educational leadership and administration, both from The George Washington University.

Deerkill Day Camp
54 Wilder Road

Founded in 1958, Deerkill is a third-generation family-owned and -operated day camp. Bob and Karen Rhodes, daughter Rebecca, and her husband Todd, continue to provide happy challenges to campers in a warm and supportive environment. Deerkill�s superior instruction is the result of an extremely mature staff, with almost half of the counselors being college graduates. Our family looks forward to showing your family around our beautiful wooded campus, which campers have called home for more than 55 years.

Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road

Dan Weir, Frost Valley�s director of camping services, thinks he has the best job in the world. He truly believes the world would be a different place if every child had a summer camp experience. Dan oversees Frost Valley YMCA�s resident camp, farm camp, and adventure trip programs that serve more than 2,300 children every summer. Dan also has 16 summers underneath his belt working at Frost Valley. In addition to being the director of camping services, he is finishing up his master�s degree at Stony Brook University specializing in youth and society.

J.Y. Moon Taekwondo
704 Executive Blvd.
Valley Cottage

Mr. Ji Y. Moon, an eighth dan Taekwondo grandmaster with an MA from Columbia University and an MBA from NYU, has dedicated all of his adult life to helping children and adults improve their lives through the practice of the martial arts. Mr. Moon and his staff have brought to Rockland County an exciting and innovative summer camp, packed with learning and fun activities. Their full day summer camp offers a world class martial arts curriculum coupled with unforgettable recreational activities and field trips.

J.Y. Moon Taekwondo Summer Camp
704 Executive Blvd.
Valley Cottage

Mr. Ji Y. Moon, an eighth Dan Taekwondo Grandmaster with an M.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from NYU, has dedicated all of his adult life to helping children and adults improve their lives through the practice of martial arts. Mr. Moon and his staff have brought to Rockland County an exciting and innovative summer camp, packed with learning and fun activities. Their full-day summer camp offers a world-class martial arts curriculum, coupled with unforgettable recreational activities and field trips.

Kid's Kingdom Summer Camp
121 W. Nyack Rd

This Kingdom for Kids offers quite a variety of adventures for young children. I?m Stacie Scollo, owner and director and I truly emphasize fun and imagination! We visit wondrous places and engage in many special theme activities including creative chefs, showbiz, amazing art, I Spy a Mystery, Music Maestro, and more. It?s ideal for young children ages 2 1/2 through 7 years-old. We also utilize our magical indoor Kingdom daily; children soar on our castle bounce, pirate ship, 2-level loft, jungle gym, and life-size blocks!

Mad Science


Brian Crandall, a former science teacher, manages the Mad Science Camp programs in the Hudson Valley. He has 10 years of experience with this unique brand of science education. Children in Mad Science Camp programs participate in scientific explorations that are so much fun, they forget they?re learning! Summer 2010 topics include Robotics, Nature, NASA Journey into Outer Space, and Secret Agent Lab. They will also offer The Garden, an introduction to environmental science for pre-schoolers.

Master Maeang's Tae Kwon Do Center
Tappan Plaza, 35 Rte 303

Master Maeang is the owner and director of Rockland's newest martial arts camp and studio. He is also a Rockland resident who is an active police officer and a combat tour veteran, USMC, having recently returned from serving our country in Iraq. He teaches traditional Korean martial arts in a way that is fun and exciting for kids. He's been working with children for over 25 years, specializing in techniques designed to build a child's self esteem and self control. Master Maeang also offers movie nights, sleep over parties and more.

Robin Hill Camp
70 Wesley Chapel Road

For more than 30 years, Gail and Mark Doroff have created a special camp environment catering exclusively to the younger child (ages 2-7). Their outdoor program fosters growth in sports and swimming, arts and crafts, music and movement, a challenging climbing wall, zip line, and more. Gail and Mark hold degrees in education. Gail has taught young children, and specialized in music and movement programs for many of the camps and schools in Rockland. Come visit Robin Hill�a unique camping experience for the young child.

Summer Fit Camp at Going Vertical NY
430 Nanuet Mall South

Going Vertical NY is Rockland’s first nationally recognized sports performance school. On top of helping athletes from Rockland, Westchester, and Bergen achieve All-County, All-State, and All-American accolades, Teddy and his team are also heavily devoted to their Youth Conditioning program. At Going Vertical NY we make fitness fun and teach children the importance of making proper nutritional decisions; thereby decreasing body fat and increasing muscle mass and bone density, to name a few. Contact Teddy now to find out how your child can attain his/her health and fitness goals.

Vision FitCamp at Vision Sports Club
37 W. Jefferson Ave.
Pearl River

Give your kids a summer they will remember for a lifetime. Our program is designed to instill the importance of health and physical activity while having fun. Activities include sports, games, fitness classes, arts and crafts, movies in our VisionPlex theater and much more. All activities are age-appropriate, for grades 1st through 8th. Vision FitCamp offers 10 weekly summer sessions offering full- and half-day sessions as well as extended day options. Vision FitCamp director, William Yang, specializes in Sports Training and has many years experience working with children.

Woodmont Day Camp


Woodmont Day Camp owners/directors Ilisha and Sam Borek feel fortunate to be pursuing their lives? dream in the world of camping. At Woodmont, parents, campers and staff join to create the camp experience. Their program is progressive and age-appropriate for children 3-15. Ilisha and Sam look forward to welcoming you to Woodmont?where camp is family.

Young World Day Camp
585 Wyckoff Ave.

Our directors have planned a fun-filled summer. The eight-week traditional camp focuses on children�s literature. Campers enjoy story time and crafts in our air-conditioned facility. Outdoor activities include daily swim lessons in our heated, non-chlorine pool, TGA Golf lessons, BC Hoops sports training, counselor-guided cooperative play, and free play on our school playground. Each week features a special event based on our weekly themes. In addition, we offer a Montessori summer academics camp program. Both programs provide a safe, nurturing environment with plenty of opportunities to grow, explore, and play.

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