Manhattan Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

Manhattan Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

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UPDATED MARCH 2015: Check out Manhattan day camps, and specialty camps for New York City summer fun! Whether your child is interested in theater, sports, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, or other specialty camps, or if you're looking for tutoring and academic summer programs, you'll find what you're looking for in our  comprehensive camp guide for Manhattan. Our guide features day camps, specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings for campers and families in Manhattan and the surrounding area.

OUTINGS

BLUE MAN GROUP
Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., New York
212-260-8993

Blue Man Group’s critically acclaimed off-Broadway show has been called “visually stunning,” “wildly inventive,” and “hysterically funny.” Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group’s show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for campers of all ages, languages, and cultures. This unique theatrical experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else, which is guaranteed to be an outing that your camp group will never forget.

TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
199 Chambers St., New York
212-222-1460

Tribeca PAC’s Family Series offers great programs for the entire family. These performances offer parents and kids of all ages the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of theatrical events including plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts, and dance, and are great for birthday parties! In addition to presenting and producing, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center has an active rental service that brings exciting and unusual events to the Tribeca scene. The beautiful facilities are professionally equipped, and can accommodate a wide range of performing arts, as well as educational seminars.

SERVICES FOR CAMPERS

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

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!

NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL
244 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island
718-442-8166

The New York Foundling is one of the oldest and largest nonprofits in New York City serving children, families and adults since 1869. Camp Felix is our overnight summer camp – the only one of its kind – for youth in the child welfare system. Camp Felix provides 150-200 children in our care with a camping experience that, for many participants, changes their outlook on life altogether. Our campers immerse themselves in activities that instill feelings of self-confidence, resilience and community. To learn more or donate, please visit: www.nyfoundling.org

SLEEPAWAY

TRAIL BLAZERS
394 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn
212-529-5113
Email info@trailblazers.org

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.

SPECIALTY

ACTEEN
35 West 45th Street #6, New York
(917)-647-1399
Email Rita@acteen.com

ACTeen-Acting for Teens (Est. 1978) is the nation's first on-camera acting training program for teens. Professional film acting courses (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer) combine with over 12 theater electives incorporating technique, creativity, and spontaneity. Three-time Winner of Backstage Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award (“Favorite Acting Classes/Coach for Kids.”) ACTeen trains ages 13-19, while ACTeen Juniors specializes in ages 10-12. Our professional working instructors and our successful working grads (currently in films, series and on Broadway) attest to our dedication and commitment to excellence. College theater audition prep and industry exposure.

THE AILEY SCHOOL
The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th St.,
212-405-9000
Email jfayell@alvinailey.org

The Ailey School’s Junior Division offers classes for children beginning at age 3. The First Steps and Bounding Boys programs offer an enjoyable introduction to dance, bringing the joy of music and creative movement to young children. The Pre-Professional program for ages 7-17 encompasses a broad curriculum of dance classes including Horton, Limón, Graham-based modern, ballet, tap, West African, and Spanish dance. Classes are taught by skilled dance instructors with extensive experience working with children.

ANNIE GLEE SUMMER CAMP
18 West 18th Street, New York
Email pecrussell@hotmail.com

Standing Ovation London offers your child the ultimate contemporary training in the performing arts. Join us this year for Annie Glee Summer Camp. The camp is led by Paul Russell who has worked with John Legend, and Renee Brown, who performs on Broadway. We will fuse elements from the 2014 movie with the traditional musical. At the end of the camp there will be a full performance for family and friends. Space is limited so book ASAP. June 15-26, 10am-5pm.

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL
76 Ninth Ave., Suite 537, New York
212-691-5919
Email teaster@atlantictheater.org

At Atlantic Acting School, students spend their summer days forming a theater ensemble and rehearse a performance project or play. Each program culminates in a final workshop presented to an audience of family and friends. Youth Arts students (ages 4 – 8) weave theater, music and theater related arts and crafts together as they learn about different styles of performance. Young Creators (ages 9 – 11) rehearse an adapted musical play and put it on its feet for an audience in two weeks. Young Actors (ages 11 – 14) explore technique, scenes and monologues, and create their own mini commercial film project. Teens delve into a four week pre-college intensive (ages 15 – 18) that prepares them for the exciting rigors of theater conservatory training and life. Teens ages 16 – 18 also gain interview practice and skills during Atlantic’s college audition intensive.

BALLET ACADEMY EAST
1651 Third Ave.,
212-410-9140 x12

Summerdance, for girls ages 4-9, is designed to immerse children in creative activities centering on the arts. Students receive excellent ballet training and explore the wider world of dance with tap, jazz, modern, and musical theatre classes. Arts and crafts, swimming, cooking, gymnastics, drama, yoga, and origami are all a part of the exciting Summerdance curriculum. Summerdance culminates with two special in-studio performances. BAE also offers summer ballet classes, for ages 18 months and up. All ballet classes are accompanied by live pianist. The summer session runs June 29 – August 21, 2015.

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
6 River Terrace, New York
212-267-9700 x363
Email fbelliard@bpcparks.org

Art Portfolio Development Summer Intensive for Teens. Learn new techniques with a variety of media. Enjoy creating art with others in a studio and outdoors in a beautiful park. Weekly museum and gallery outings to look, discuss and draw. Option to develop your own portfolio of work for applying to specialized art high schools or colleges. Taught by professional artists with extensive experience teaching young artists. For teens entering grade 7-12. Registration deadline: March 31.WHEN: July 6 – 31, 2015 Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm WHERE: 6 River Terrace, Battery Park City TUITION: $1,000.00 for 4 weeks. 50% required at registration.Art materials are included in tuition. Partial scholarships available. To register, call 212-267-9700 x366, or, email, registration@bpcparks.org

BEHIND THE SCENES CAMP
49 West 32nd St, New York

BEHIND THE SCENES CAMP is a summer fashion camp for girls in New York City! Explore the world of fashion as it works behind the scenes to create that 'perfect picture!' Bring your passion for fashion to NYC and learn the industries that work behind the camera - make-up artistry, hair styling, wardrobe styling, photography and fashion show production! Learn how fashion comes together at this one of a kind camp! This camp is jam packed with exciting activities and is the only camp that offers the full behind the scenes experience!

BOOK NOOK
167 W. 81st St. (at Amsterdam Avenue), New York
212-873-BOOK (2665)
Email hello@booknooknyc.com

Join us for Book Nook’s Staycation: Learning about Where We Live! NYC is one of the most incredible places in the world, and we are lucky enough to call it our home. This summer, Book Nook will explore the streets, bridges, landmarks, and attractions that make NYC a cultural and creative epicenter. Each week will focus on a specific aspect that makes this remarkable city so unique. Some locations and landmarks we will be learning about are Central Park, MoMA, Broadway, Ellis Island, New York’s bridges, Rockefeller Center, and much more.

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.

CAMP FASHION DESIGN
49 West 32nd St, New York
703-273-2560/888-757-5575
Email modelingcamp@aol.com

CAMP FASHION DESIGN is a summer, fashion camp in New York City! Meet stars from TV's hit show, 'PROJECT RUNWAY', visit showrooms, meet designers and reps from NYC's top fashion schools and much, more! The camp steps girls ages 11-17 through the fashion design process. Every day, each fashion house will face exciting challenges! From the inspiration, sketching and mood boards, to creating your own designs, this camp is a MUST for any aspiring fashion designer! Come join us this summer as you live out your dream and become a NYC Fashion Designer!

CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION
536 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker and West 3rd streets), New York
212-358-6133

Explore architecture and design this summer at the Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village. Our weeklong Summer@theCenter camps give third through 12th graders an opportunity to create their own architectural designs and models. Each week focuses on a different topic in architecture, combining hands-on art and building projects with trips to notable buildings, parks, and architectural sites. Activities include drawing, 3D model-making, interior design, city planning, computer graphics, engineering, "green" design projects, and an intensive two-week Architectural Design Studio for high school students. Programs run June 22–August 28, 2015. Information and registration at cfafoundation.org/summer.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
212-336-6846

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.

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.

CITY SCULPTING
6th Street Community Center, 638 E 6th St # 4, New York
646-221-8450
Email vanessa@citysculpting.com

City Sculpting (5-14 years) Children's Summer Art Program with a focus on SCULPTURE! 2015 Calendar - Signup is on a weekly basis. Mon–Fri 9am–3pm. Extended hours available. SPECIAL ends June 15th! Space is limited! Three Vanues! East Village: July 6 to August 14, Greenpoint: July 13 to August 14, UWS: July 13 to August 7.

COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
212-427-7770
Collina Italiana Mini Summer Camp 2013
Email info@collinaitaliana.com

This summer, Collina Italiana immerses your family in the wonders of the Italian culture and language without leaving the city. Located on the Upper East Side and running from June 8-July 17 and Aug. 10-Sept. 4, the program is designed for kids who want to absorb the warm and lively culture of Italy, learn and practice Italian, and meet new friends. The program includes Giochiamo in Italiano, where campers learn Italian through play, music, theater, and games; Arte Insieme, which encourages campers to be creative; and Le Uscite, which involves taking campers to museums to discover Italian art.

CRAVE.IT
545 Sixth Ave., New York
212-255-4048
Email silvia@craveitnyc.com

Kids will be introduced to the history of gelato and classic desserts. They will learn the craftsmanship of making and decorating the desserts, while also learning how to run a bakery with a hands-on lesson. Kids will be asked at the beginning of camp to think of a creation they want to make to present at the end of camp. There will also be a group competition of who makes the best gelato recipe, which will be tasted by external people, who will have to vote for the best recipe. At the end of the camp, there will be awards and a prize.

CREATEABILITIES OT, PLLC
303 Fifth Ave., Suite #1807, New York
212-685-3266

Camp Createabilities is a unique opportunity for your child with special needs to work on individual goals of strength, endurance, motor organization, socialization, and fine motor and functional skills in a warm, caring, structured environment. Camp enrollment is limited to six participants, with individualized attention from counselors. The camp day begins with fitness or yoga, followed by a trip to the playground and water sprinklers. After lunch and story time, children build core strength and motor skills in the sensory gym and work on sports skills. The day ends with multi-media crafts and cooking activities.

ENVISION
Envision Office of Admissions, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington
703-584-9513 and 877-587-9659

Envision helps students try their future in an exciting range of careers. Through unforgettable experiences, they become doctors, lawyers, video game designers, entrepreneurs, and more. For more than 30 years Envision has helped more than 500,000 kids discover their passion, successfully complete middle school, high school, and college, and make informed career choices.

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY)
Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck,
914-250-0000
Nursery to Grade 1: Scarsdale Campus, 85 Palmer Ave, Scarsdale
Lower School: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Upper School: Mamaroneck Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck
Email atounkara@fasny.org

The French-American School of New York is offering a five-week French Immersion Camp from June 22-July 24 for children in nursery through grade 5. Campers have the chance to learn or reinforce their French through a variety of age-appropriate activities, including drama, cooking, art, crafts, music and dance, and a weekly field trip or workshop. Transportation to/from Manhattan is provided. For more information and to register, go to fasny.org/camps.

GREENWICH HOUSE
27 Barrow St., New York
212-242-4140 x263

Be part of a 100-year West Village legacy. Since 1902, Greenwich House has provided quality affordable educational programming for children ages 6 months to 14 years, that encourages creativity and builds self-esteem. Greenwich House Summer Arts Camp is a full-service camp with a creative focus. Campers are exposed to a variety of artistic mediums including architecture, photography, ceramics, painting, needlework, and 3-D design and animation, complete with the use of a 3-D printer. Music intensive and early childhood enrichment summer programs also available.

GOTHAM TENNIS ACADEMY
725 Gateway Center Blvd., New York
646-524-7069
Email rachel@gothamtennis.com

Gotham Tennis Academy at Stadium Tennis Center offers a rain or shine summer tennis program designed for tennis players of all levels. We have assembled some of the most talented and engaging tennis pros in New York City. Our pros share a passion to work closely with players of all levels and ages to help them develop their fullest potential. Convenient door-to-door transportation available, and a healthy lunch for an additional fee.

KUMON MATH AND READING CENTERS - MIDTOWN WEST
747 10th Ave., New York
212-399-4124
Email midtownwest_ny@ikumon.com

During the summer recess, engagement in activities that nurture the mind is important for all children. Through focus on daily study, the Kumon Program can help your child continuously develop and enhance his or her math and reading abilities. Kumon students advance at their own pace, with the ultimate goal of studying above grade level. As a Kumon student, your child will be equipped and empowered with the confidence and skills to start the new school year on the right foot.

THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-787-1124
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
201-445-4444

Since 1977, The Little Gym has been promoting the healthy and successful physical and mental development of children. Its “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” includes parent and child classes (ages 4 months to 3 years), preschool and kindergarten classes (ages 3-6), and grade school gymnastics (noncompetitive only!) for beginner, intermediate, or advanced gymnasts. The Little Gym also offers its world-renowned “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” camp for children ages 3-9, with flexible scheduling to work around your summer plans. Its unique theme-based curriculum takes children on weekly adventures. Half-day and full-day sessions available.

LUCY MOSES SCHOOL AT KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER
129 W. 67th St., New York
212-501-3360
Email lucymosesschool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Our Summer Musical Theater Workshop runs June 29-July 30, 2015. NYC offers many summer activities for kids, but where else can they perform original musicals written just for them on the stage of a major concert hall? Kids participate in all aspects of producing a show in this five-week workshop, which culminates in a full-scale production in Merkin Concert Hall. Campers work together with small groups of children their own age. In the morning they take class, and during the afternoon each group works with its director to create its own musical play. For ages 6-15.

MODELING CAMP
49 West 32nd St, New York
703-273-2560/888-757-5575
Email modelingcamp@aol.com

Modeling Camp invites you to explore the exciting world of modeling! If you want to 'discover the model in you' or just learn about the industry - this is the place to get started! Featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA and NBC, Modeling Camp offers summer camps for girls ages 11-17. Come experience the world of modeling in the fashion capital of the world - New York City! From fashion shows, to photo shoots, making your own TV commercial and meeting with top modeling agencies...this camp has something for ALL fashionistas!

MOUNT VERNON HOTEL MUSEUM & GARDEN
421 E. 61st St (between First & York Avenues), New York
212-838-6878 x26
Email t.daly@mvhm.org

History Weeks Summer 2015 will transport your child back in time to experience life in 19th-century New York City via historic crafts and games, behind-the-scenes tours, old-fashioned cooking and scavenger hunts. Past activities have included gardening, writing with quill and ink, and making ice cream. Week One, July 6 - 10, 8:30am to 3pm, for ages 9 – 12 also offers a field trip to another historic site. Week Two, July 13 – 17, 9am to 12pm, is for ages 6 – 8. Early Bird rates expire May 1. Family-Level Museum Members receive a 10% discount.

NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM & SCHOOL SUMMER ART CAMPS
5 E. 89th St., Manhattan
212-996-1908
Email schoolinfo@nationalacademy.org

With camps designed for ages from 6–18, the National Academy Summer Art Camps provide a fun, fascinating, inspiring experience in painting, sculpting, drawing, photography, and more. Children benefit from superb facilities our stunning Fifth Avenue home, as well as taking advantage of the artistic opportunities afforded by Central Park, and are taught and mentored by experienced professionals in working with all ages and skill levels. Foster your child’s creativity and critical thinking skills, while inspiring their spirit of collaboration and discovery. Camps run from June 1 until July 31. Visit nationalacademy.org/art-school/summer-kid-camps-2015/ for information.

NYU SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS
At The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle
516-358-1811

The NYU Summer Program for Kids is the only seven-week, therapeutic day program in the New York area for children ages 7-11 with ADHD. Our methods are grounded in the latest research, and our clinical psychologists continually evaluate the program to help each child. The focus of the program is to build self-esteem and help children develop attentional, organizational, and friendship skills. Clinical psychologists and qualified teachers supervise undergraduate and graduate-level counselors. Our staff/child ratio is 1:2. 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.z

ROBOFUN
2672 Broadway (at 102nd Street), New York
212-245-0444
Email naima@vemny.org

Send your child to RoboFun this summer! Your junior engineer will design, build, code, and animate their own LEGO® robots (grades K-6), video games (grades 1-6), and stop motion animation films (grades 4-6). Children work in groups of 10–14 students, with 2 teachers. Our trained staff love children and work hard to make sure each of our campers has an exceptional time learning, making and building their own projects. Camps run in different locations throughout the city. Half day and full day options are available. Register at robofun.org.

THE SCHOOL AT STEPS
2121 Broadway at 74th Street, 4th Floor, New York
212-874-3678
Email theschool@stepsnyc.com

The School at Steps offers variety of programs for ages 2-18, options for the youngest of dancers, classes for beginners, and intensives for the most dedicated dancers. The Young Dancers Summer Program introduces children, ages 2-5, to a magical summer of movement and music. Classes are held in the mornings and are designed as an introduction to creative movement exercises that promote imagination, body coordination, and rhythmic awareness.

SMALL WORLD CONNECT ENRICHMENT CENTER
888 Lexington Ave., New York
212-628-2700

Small World Connect is your neighborhood enrichment center specializing in communication and exchanging ideas for children newborn to age 9. It’s our mission to share our world through languages, culture, and music! Our Enrichment Center is home to two award-winning programs, The Language Workshop for Children for classes in French, Chinese, Spanish, and Italian, and Kids' MusicRound for parent-and-child music classes. Each LWFC and KMR class offers exciting, developmentally appropriate activities to immerse children in learning. We encourage children to explore through movement, singing, playing, and interacting.

SPORTIME SUMMER CAMPS - TENNIS AND SPORTS, AGES 4-17
212-427-6150
Email CampsNYC@sportimeny.com

SPORTIME's 10 & Under Tennis, Tennis & Multi-Sport, and Excel Summer Tennis Camps are designed for youngsters who want to focus their camp days on playing and learning tennis. Every camp day includes tennis, field sports, and special events. Campers learn and perfect proper tennis technique, participate in competitive drills and games, learn match play and strategies, and receive individualized attention. Daily and weekly rates available. Call and ask about our Spring Break Camp!

SUMMER@AVENUES
259 Tenth Ave., New York
646-664-0994
Email summer@avenues.org

Avenues: The World School is excited to offer our signature immersion programs for a total of eight fun-filled weeks of language learning in both Spanish and Chinese. Open to rising pre-K through sixth grade students. Cycle 1: June 15–26; Cycle 2: June 29–July 10; Cycle 3: July 13-24; Cycle 4: July 27–Aug. 7. Fee: $1,900 per cycle. Price includes snacks and lunch. The full-day language immersion camps blend Avenues’ teaching style with the fun of summer, and will accommodate all levels of knowledge and experience in the target languages. Register before April 1 for a 10% early bird discount.

SYMPHONY SPACE GLOBAL ARTS CAMP
PS 75 on West End Avenue and W. 96th, New York
212-864-1414 x212
Email globalartscamp@symphonyspace.org

Each day of this exhilarating camp experience will offer your child in-depth immersion in a different culture. Through hands-on workshops led by professional artists and teachers, your child will explore the cultures of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Native American people, and Colonial America. Special activities include world dance lessons, homemade instrument workshops, storytelling, and exciting field trips! Classes will not exceed 30 kids each - register today!

TEKINTELLECT
Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Lower East Side, and Union Square,
917-216-0458
Email info@tekintellect.com

TEKintellect Inc. is New York’s premier Lego® Robotics company, featuring Lego® Technic, WeDo, and Mindstorm in after-school programs, summer camps, and birthday parties for students in pre-K through eighth grade. TEKintellect is expanding into Stamford, Connecticut, and is also addressing students with special education requirements. TEKintellect offers hands-on Core Curriculum standards-aligned STEM lessons, which precede the mechanized models construction stage. Software to operate the robots is also taught. TEKintellect summer camps also include scientific experiments with professional microscopes taught by The BioBase organization. Students experience fun filled learning.

TRADITIONAL

92ND STREET Y
1395 Lexington Ave., New York
212-415-5573

Everything they want…everything you need. Day camp for ages 5-14 in a beautiful country setting just 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Outdoor adventures, environmental explorations, challenge course, zip line, arts, film, cooking, martial arts, swimming, and much more, all taught by seasoned professionals, artists, musicians, and entertainers! Check out specialized camps in arts, science, filmmaking, fashion, and sports. Camps for children with special needs are also available. Young campers, ages 3-5, attend in Manhattan at 92Y. Sleepaway camp and more are also offered. Convenient pick-ups from a variety of Manhattan locations. New in 2015: Picking campers up in Brooklyn!

A.C.T. PROGRAMS (ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN TRUST)
At the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York
212-316-7530
Email act@stjohndivine.org

Get in on the ACT! On the 11-acre oasis of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Adults and Children in Trust (A.C.T.) campers from 3.10 to 13.9 years old enjoy fun and learning with theme-based activities, clubs, lake trips, water games, carnivals, special guests, camping trips, gardening, nature crafts and more. In August, sports, arts, specialty and adventure camps commence, where campers have the opportunity to steer the fun in their direction and discover their inner artist, athlete or adventurer. Extended days available. Call for a free tour!

ASPHALT GREEN SUMMER DAY CAMP
Upper East Side and Battery Park City, New York
212-298-7900
Battery Park City: 212 North End Ave., New York, NY 10282
Upper East Side: : 555 East 90th St., New York, NY 10128
Email camps@asphaltgreen.org

Asphalt Green's Summer Day Camp has been making millions of memories for campers for children 4½ to 15 years old. Our camp instills respect for others, sportsmanship, independence, self-esteem and self-discipline through all of our sports, swimming and other fun summer activities.

THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK
20 Waterside Plaza
212-481-2700 x204
Email info@bis-ny.org

The British International School of NY summer camp is committed to offering your 3-8-year-old a stimulating environment while encouraging cultural, social, and physical growth. Conveniently located on the East River in Manhattan, campers participate in an array of activities including private swim instruction every day, outdoor games, arts and crafts, creative science experiments, and more! For families seeking a fun, safe, and enriching summer program, we are the one for you. Sign up now by contacting info@bis-ny.org.

DEER MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona
845-354-2727
Email jocelyndmdc@optonline.net

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.

DWIGHT SCHOOL
291 Central Park West, New York
212-724-6360
Dwight Summer Camp
The Dwight School Athletic Center
2116 First Ave.
917-551-6430
Email admissions@dwight.edu

We offer fun, diverse, and action-packed activities for children ages 4-12 to “ignite the spark of genius in every camper.” Campers enjoy well-rounded experiences in sports, visual and performing arts, and technology; or can focus on basketball, tennis, musical theater, game design, or robotics in our Spark Camps. With daily swim instruction, trips, theme days, and color wars, the fun never ends! Choose from one- to eight-week sessions. Headquartered on the Upper East Side, we provide chaperoned bus transportation above 59th Street, as well as add-on and extended day options.

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase,
914-273-8500

Weekly day sessions for ages 4-16, June-August. Campers can choose and combine weeks from 19 individualized specialty programs: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, Field Hockey, Multi-Sports, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Circus Arts, Horseback Riding, Swim, S.T.E.M. Education, Magic, Softball, Diving, Rising Stars, and Academic. Our staff is a highly trained team of professionals, and limited enrollment ensures that they get to know each camper’s individual needs. Supervised swim included. Door to door transportation for Westchester and Manhattan residents is available.

HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT
301 Henry St., New York
212-254-3100 x207
Camp Henry
301 Henry St.
212-254-3100 x262
summercamp@henrystreet.org
Email info@henrystreet.org

Camp Henry, operated by Henry Street Settlement, offers a wide range of educational and recreational enrichment activities for children ages 5-13 in a safe and nurturing environment. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, dance, sports, swimming, and trips to museums, amusement parks, bowling lanes, and more. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included. Full season is July 6-Aug. 14. Half sessions (July 6-31 and Aug. 3-14) are available. The camp day is from 8:30am-5:30pm. Financial aid is available, plus sibling and early-bird discounts.

JODI'S GYM
244 E. 84th St.,
212-772-7633
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811

At Jodi's Gym, kids run, jump, and tumble their way to fitness! Now in our 33rd year, Jodi’s Gym camp for 3- to 6-year-olds is three hours filled with gymnastics, music, art, story time, games, and snack time. Our staff is safety certified and goes through an extensive Jodi’s Gym training program. Our newly renovated, clean, spacious, state-of-the-art facility is a child's dream come true. Jodi’s Gym offers the most flexible scheduling around. You choose the weeks and days!

THE KID'S KORNER PRESCHOOL
247 W. 24th St.,
212-229-9340
Email kidskornernyc@gmail.com

Summer camp at Chelsea's best-kept secret, Kid's Korner Preschool, is a NAEYC-accredited preschool and nursery school. Kids will enjoy arts, crafts, soccer, yoga, cooking, mad science, water fun, and much more! A backyard brings the country to the city, "paved" with fake grass so that children can take off their shoes, lie down, and look at the clouds. The calm, quiet space is decorated with birds, butterflies, and sunflowers. Applications are now available online.

THE MANDELL SCHOOL
795 Columbus Avenue, New York
212-222-2925
Pre School-8th grade
K-8th grade:
795 Columbus Ave.
212-222-2925
Summer at Mandell
795 Columbus
New York, NY 10025
Pre Schools:
Upper West Side
775 Columbus Ave.
212-222-2925
Lincoln Square
150 Amsterdam Ave.
212-580-4500
West Village
160 Christopher St.
917-512-2500
Email meghan.losche@mandell.org

Summer at Mandell Calling all explorers! Adventure awaits at Junior Explorer Camp, a half-day, drop-off summer camp for 3 to 5-year-olds. Explore music, art, nature, sports, geography and food from around the globe. Build your child's confidence, independence and Pre-K readiness as they discover, create and explore all summer long! Grab your imagination and join in the action at Cool Creations, a STEM summer camp with out-of-this-world projects for 5 to 10-year-olds. Discover science, technology, engineering, math (plus swimming, field trips, sports and games!). Tackle problems, collaborate with a team and create new friendships all summer long!

MORNINGSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
251 W. 100th St., New York
212-316-1555
Email amartin@morningsidemontessori.org

Summer of Science! Summer at Morningside promises a fun-filled experience for children ages 2 1/2-5. This six-week program has three sessions that run from June 16-24. We offer three programs for children: Peewee Program on Tuesdays-Thursdays; Classic Program on Mondays-Fridays; and Full Day Program on Mondays-Fridays. It takes place in Morningside’s sun-filled, air-conditioned classrooms. Staff is made up of experienced teachers and young adults. Special activities include yoga for kids, music, arts and crafts, soccer, a learn-to-swim program, trips, and sprinklers on our spacious rooftop playground.

OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMPS IN MANHATTAN
Oasis in Central Park
Luke Mohatt, camp director
718-596-4900
centralpark@oasischildren.com
Oasis Downtown
Stacie Soto, camp director
718-596-4900
downtown@oasischildren.com

With two locations, Central Park (Upper West Side) and Downtown Manhattan, Oasis offers campers ages 3-11 the summer of a lifetime in New York City! Oasis features a variety of activities such as athletics, fine and performing arts, nature exploration, Red Cross Swim instruction, and more. Oasis in Central Park is housed at the Mandell School. Oasis Downtown works in partnership with KIDS CREATIVE for arts activities. Both offer Early Start, which is developmentally appropriate for pre-K campers. For more details on any of our programs at either location, visit us at oasischildren.com today.

SACRED HEART SUMMER PROGRAMS
406 E. 91st St., New York
212-722-4745 x621
Email summerprograms@cshnyc.org

Sacred Heart is excited to launch summer programs for girls and boys, utilizing our state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Center! Join us for our June programs: Swim & S.T.E.A.M, for girls and boys, ages 5-8, where participants combine wellness activities and S.T.E.A.M concepts, and our Soccer & Basketball Sports Program, for girls, ages 8-14, where participants work on sports-specific skills with expert instructors. Our Summer Kids Club in July, for girls and boys, ages 5-9, will engage in sports and a variety of recreation activities, including excursions every Friday! All programs include swimming and pool time in our beautiful, six-lane, 25-yard pool.

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
24-50 FDR Drive (East 25th Street and Waterside Plaza), New York
212-584-3084/3083

UNIS provides recreational, academic, and enrichment activities in an environment that fosters friendship, sportsmanship, and is nurturing in spirit. Division I Early Childhood camp offers many recreational and sports activities. The UNIS Division 2 includes a Sports Camp with soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and swimming, and a RockStar camp in partnership with Star Education, selected as a “Model Program” by the White House and partner in STEM education. Pre-5th graders to pre-8th graders can participate in i2 Camp, a national network of STEM programs, offering a broad range fun, hands-on courses. Register for i2 at i2camp.org/location/unis/.

 

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