Manhattan Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

Manhattan Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

March 3, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Manhattan Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

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UPDATED March 2016: Our listings for summer camps in Manhattan, NYC offer day camps, summer activities, programs, and specialty camps for Manhattan kids. Search speciality camps and programs for children interested in theater, sports teams and programs, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, even find tutoring and academic summer programs for kids in Manhattan. You'll find what you're looking for in our comprehensive kids camp guide for Manhattan, from the Upper West Side, to the Lower East Side, SoHo, Midtown, and all Manhattan neighborhoods.

SERVICES FOR CAMPERS

A LITTLE CARD COMPANY
155 W. 72nd St. Suite 705,
212-595-CARD (2273)
Email info@alittlecardco.com

Peace, love and camp! Amazing and affordable camp stationery! Let us help you put a smile on your favorite camper’s face. Whether the first summer or the tenth-a little card company’s camp team will help you to customize stationery, pads, labels, and pens. Quick turnaround. Contact us today! a little card company, 155 W. 72nd St. Suite 705, 212-595-CARD (2273). Don’t delay–call today!

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

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

SMITH, JASON A., DR.
3906 Atwood Road, Stone Ridge
917-838-5986
Email drjasonasmith@gmail.com

Jason A. Smith, Psy.D., is a clinical and school psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, and he provides testing services in the tri-state area. Services include but are not limited to: educational consulting; achievement, emotional intelligence, personality, and neuro-psychological testing. Cognitive assessments for children kindergarten through 12th grade with a focus on learning disabilities, giftedness, academic strengths and weaknesses. 917-838-5986. drjasonasmith@gmail.com, drjasonasmith.com.

SLEEPAWAY CAMPS 

CAMP NA'ALEH
424 West 33rd St. Suite 150, New York
212-229-2700
Summer location: 2276 Old Route 17, Windsor, NY


Email roshnaaleh@gmail.com

Looking for an incredibly unique Jewish camping experience that your child will want to return to year after year? Look no further! Join Camp Na'aleh, a progressive, values-based, Jewish summer camp in Windsor, NY, filled with sports, arts and music, hiking and nature activities, swimming and boating on our lake, and community engagement projects. Campers ages 8-17 develop enduring friendships, become empowered and thoughtful human beings, and create an intentional and inclusive community where every camper has a voice, feels welcome, and wants to return each summer!

SPECIALTY CAMPS

ABRONS ARTS CENTER
466 Grand St. 
212-598-0400 
info@henrystreet.org 

Ignite your 6- to 12-year-old’s creative spark with daily instruction in dance, music, theater, and visual arts, all facilitated by professional or teaching artists. Camp features swimming, weekly trips to museums, galleries and theaters, a student-authored performance, and summer art exhibition. Lunch is provided daily. Camp runs from July 5–Aug. 19 (with shorter sessions available) 9am-5pm, with drop off at 8:30am, and extended day until 6:30pm. Financial aid, early bird, and sibling discounts are available. 

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

Intermediate and advanced students ages 11-15 can immerse themselves in daily ballet, Horton, Graham-based modern, and jazz classes during our 5-week summer intensive. Students participate in special repertory workshops which culminate in ‘Summer Sizzler’ concert performances at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Classes are taught by a distinguished faculty of dance professionals with extensive experience working with children.

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

Join us this summer at Atlantic! Each program culminates in a final workshop presented to an audience of family and friends. Younger students weave theater, music, and theater related arts and crafts together as they learn about different styles of performance. Young Creators rehearse an adapted musical play and put it on its feet for an audience. Young Actors explore technique, scenes, and monologues, and create their own commercial film project. Teens delve into a pre-college intensive that prepares them for the exciting rigors of theater conservatory training and life.

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

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 older. All ballet classes are accompanied by live pianist. The summer session runs June 27–Aug. 19, 2016.

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

Stories have the power to take us on the most magical of adventures. This summer, Book Nook welcomes your little ones on a journey through some of the best tales ever told in Book Nook's World of Enchanted Stories. Each week will include a lesson that enhances the scope of a story's message and overall importance in the exploration of what encompasses storytelling. Book Nook is offering two time slots for children ages 30-42 months and 43-60 months. Limited spots available, 167 W. 81St St., 212-873-2665, booknooknyc.com.

BREAKAWAY HOOPS
347-709-5068
Email info@breakawayhoops.com

Breakaway Hoops is a NYC-based basketball company offering youth ages 7-17 fundamental basketball instruction through camps, leagues, and clinics year-round. Our instructors are current or former college and pro players. We pride ourselves on teaching the game the correct way. As a member of Breakaway Hoops you will see improvement and growth in your child’s game. We offer weekly summer day basketball camps from June to August, including: Shooting Camp, Core Skills Camp, and Triple Threat Camp. We also offer specialized weekend Back Court Camps. Spots are filling up fast! Register today!

BREARLEY SCHOOL SUMMER INTERLUDE (THE)
610 East 83rd St.,
212-744-8582 x2512
Email maiken@brearley.org

Brearley's Summer Interlude is a unique music experience for girls and boys in third-eighth grades, who play an instrument or sing. The program offers students an opportunity to share in the joys of music-making and celebrates their participation. Students can play classical, jazz, and rock music, with like-minded young musicians from throughout the city. Register by Feb. 15 and receive a $25 discount! For more information contact Matt Aiken at maiken@brearley.org or visit brearley.org/page/academic--student-life/arts/summer-interlude.

CAMP LAKERIDGE
811 Burr Mountain Road, Torrington
860-482-9463

"Camp Lakeridge" offers a low-cost and high-impact summer program for children of Lakeridge owners, ages 3½-12 years. The camps are staffed by well-trained counselors. Activities range from tennis supervised by tennis pros, Forest Camp taught by students from the Yale School of Forestry, art, cooking, swimming, boating, animal care, team sports, and archery. In addition, a one-week intensive horseback riding camp for children ages 4 and older is offered on premises. New friendships are nurtured while enjoying the outdoors in our 235-acre forest preserve.

CAMP SAY
55 W. 39th St. (winter office), New York
828-393-4244

Camp SAY combines the highest quality, traditional summer camp experience, with comprehensive activities and innovative programs that empower young people who stutter (ages 8-18). Our two-week sleepaway camp provides a highly immersive summer camp experience that builds self-confidence and helps young people develop the vital communication skills they need to fully express themselves. That’s why parents and campers call Camp SAY “life-changing.” Camp SAY is located at a 500-acre, ACA-accredited facility, in NC. Summer 2016 dates are Aug. 2-16 (shortened stays also available). Outstanding staff-to-camper ratio. Financial aid available. Visit: CampSAY.org.

CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE
536 LaGuardia Place, New York
212-358-6133
Email info@cfafoundation.org

Open your children’s eyes to the world of architecture and design at the Center for Architecture’s summer camps, running June 20–Aug. 26. These weeklong design studios give children in third through 12th grades a chance to develop their own architectural designs and models. Each week focuses on a different topic and combines hands-on art and building projects with one-of-a-kind trips. Activities include drawing, 3-D model-making, interior design, computer graphics, engineering, green design, and an intensive two-week Architectural Design Studio for high school students. Need-based scholarships available; apply by April 15. More information at cfafoundation.org/summer

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

Chelsea Piers features 15 specialty camps for children and teens ages 3-17. For the past 20 summers, campers have enjoyed world-class facilities, expert instruction, and NYC’s most exciting sports curriculum. Camps include: Sports Academy, Elite Soccer, Basketball, Gymnastics, Performance Golf, Acceleration Hockey, and Urban Adventure (rock-climbing, sailing, and more). For preschoolers, there are half-day gymnastics and ice skating programs. Lunch is provided. Transportation is available from major residential neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn. An after-care program is offered from 4:30–6pm. Camps run June 20-Sept. 2.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
212-274-0986
Email adubose@cmany.org

Children’s Museum of the Arts Spring and Summer Art Colony Day Camps allow young artists, ages 6-15, to immerse themselves in full-day, innovative arts courses taught by professional teaching artists. Summer Art Colony camps run weekly from June 20 through Sept. 2, from 9am-5pm. Young artists have a choice of over 50 classes at two exciting locations, at the museum at 103 Charlton St. and on historic Governors Island. Each week offers a new and unique theme focused on either fine arts or media projects.

CHINA INSTITUTE
40 Rector St., New York
212-744-8181 x110
100 Washington St.

Email emark@chinainstitute.org

Make your child’s summer a blast by enrolling in China Institute’s Children’s Summer Day Camp. Designed and tailored for different age groups ranging from 2-14, China Institute’s immersive day camp offers Chinese language instruction in an exciting and interactive environment to students of all proficiency levels. Experienced Chinese language teachers use techniques designed to inspire learning, participation, and engagement. Additionally, children will learn calligraphy, Chinese sports, theater, arts and crafts, and cooking. Learn more at chinainstitute.org/education.

COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
212-427-7770
Collina Italiana Mini Summer Camp 2016

Email info@collinaitaliana.com

This summer, immerse your family in the wonders of the Italian culture and language without leaving the city. Located on the UES and running June 6-July 15 and Aug. 8-Sept. 2, Summer in the City 2016 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; Cinema Italiano, where animated movies and cartoons teach Italian; Arte Insieme, which encourages campers to be creative, make art, and speak Italian; Le Uscite, taking campers to museums to discover Italian art!

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM
2 E. 91st St., New York
212-849-8400
Email cooperhewitt@si.edu

Is your child a designer, tinkerer, or creative thinker? If so, Design Camp at Cooper Hewitt offers week-long explorations of design for ages 7-12. Each week, guest designers will provide campers with real-world design challenges and share innovative solutions to get their creative juices going. Campers will experience the design process through sketching, building, and playing. They will uncover the best of design and dive deep into creative problem-solving with the museum’s world-renowned collection and exhibitions at their fingertips, and with exclusive behind-the-scenes activities. Four one-week sessions, 9am-4pm. Register at cooperhewitt.org/designcamp.

CRAVE.IT
545 Sixth Ave., New York
212-255-4048

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.

ÉCOLE INTERNATIONALE DE NEW YORK (EINY)
111 E. 22nd St., New York
646-410-2238

EINY’s 2016 Summer Camp offers a fun and enriching bilingual experience in French and English through a wide range of activities including art, music, games, sports, and cultural excursions as students are immersed in both French and English. Designed and tailored for different age groups ranging from ages 3-10, of all language backgrounds, from 9am to 3:30pm, with an option of extended day from 8:30am-5pm. Located in the neighborhood of Flatiron.

EXCELSIOR SPEECH THERAPY, P.L.L.C.
322 West 57th St.  
516-506-1256
Email excelsiorspeechtherapy@gmail.com

Excelsior Speech Therapy is dedicated to helping improve speech, language, and communication skills throughout an individual’s academic career, to promote confidence and independence. Whether your child is working to develop, improve, or maintain their skills throughout the school year, or to prepare for the next, we can help! Judith Milham, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, provides a range of classical therapies, as well as customized interventions focused on key areas of social function, such as pragmatic skills, social problem solving, and friendship development. Individual and social language groups offered. Learn more at excelsiorspeech.com.

FASHION CLASS (THE)
21 W. 39th St., Manhattan
646-329-6663

Fashion Camp is a wonderful way to spend winter break, spring break or summer! Our summer camp is divided into kids ages 6-8, and tweens 9-12. Both groups learn to sew real clothing on our state-of-the art Singer® sewing machines, create fabulous accessories, and learn to design fashion. Tweens go on field trips to meet real fashion designers! Partial and full day options for kids and tweens starting June 27. Teen camp available mid-July.

FRENCH INSTITUTE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
22 East 60th Street, New York
646-388-6612
Email languagecenter@fiaf.org

Send your child to FIAF for an unforgettable summer of fun and learning—in French! Taught by talented native French speaking instructors, FIAF’s day camps are perfect for toddlers, kids, and teens of all interests. Featuring an array of fun activities, field trips throughout New York City, plus workshops taught by renowned experts—including Big Apple Circus, Sheridan Fencing Academy, and Maman Bakery–kids embark on a voyage through French language and culture. Summer immersion classes are also available for teens to boost their French language skills.

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

Weekly day sessions for ages 4-16, June-August at state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Westchester. Our highly trained, experienced professionals and limited enrollment allows each camper the opportunity to maximize their skill development while having fun. Campers can choose from 19 individualized specialty programs: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, Multi-Sports, Field Hockey, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Circus Arts, Magic, Softball, Diving, Horseback Riding, Swim, Academic, STEM Education, and Rising Stars. Supervised swimming is included, as is instructional swim for Rising Stars. Lunch option and door-to-door transportation available.

GOLD COAST SPORTS ACADEMY
Randall's Island,
Email steve@goldcoastsportsacademy.com

GCSA is a member of the Oasis Children’s Day Camps family of camps. GCSA, launching in the summer of 2016, takes all the professional experience and know-how developed over the last sixteen years about summer camp and combines it with world-class professional sports training. We have partnered with premier professional athletes to develop the most sophisticated state of the art training methodology to bring to our camper-athletes. GCSA Summer Sports Academy is for boys, girls, and teens ages 5-16.

GREENWICH HOUSE
27 Barrow St., New York

An important contributor to the arts scene in New York for over 100 years, Greenwich House is a place where creativity is celebrated. Our summer programs are designed to transform education in the arts by offering quality, affordable programming that encourages creativity and builds self-esteem. Our early childhood Summer Medley of the Arts, one of the only summer programs exclusively for 3-4-year-olds, uses music, art and movement to take children on a world tour. At our Summer Arts Camp, older campers explore new artistic genres and techniques to experience a world beyond their daily routine.

KATE TEMPESTA'S URBAN GOLF ACADEMY 

607-731-1886

Join Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy (UGA) and play golf! This Summer, UGA is proud to offer their full-day Summer Golf Camp starting late June at Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course. Staying in the city this summer? Join UGA in Central Park for their Mini Camps during June, and their weekly Early Birdies and Birdies classes in July and August. Also, it's not too late to check out their weekly classes in NYC Parks for the spring 2016 season! Visit ktuga.com/content/camps-and-special-programs-summer for the entire summer 2016 schedule.

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER
212-501-3330
Email info@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

2016 Summer Musical Theater Workshop at Kaufman Music Center. In this 5-week program, campers 6-16 collaborate in small, age-specific groups. In the morning they take classes in acting, singing, and movement. In the afternoon they work with theater professionals to create and star in original musicals written just for them. Camp ends with full-scale productions in Merkin Concert Hall.

LÉMAN MANHATTAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL
212-232-0266
41 Broad St. (Lower School)
1 Morris St. (Upper School)

Email admissions@lemanmanhattan.org

Children (ages 3 through entering fifth grade) enjoy swim lessons by Red Cross-certified lifeguards, outdoor play in our magnificent rooftop playground, visual and performing arts, soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, karate, yoga, cooking, Silly Science, woodworking, block building, Lego, and Animal Adventures. Léman Manhattan offers weeklong programs for older children to hone their special interests in our Concert Band Camp and Culinary Arts Academy. Learn more at lemanmanhattan.org/student-life/summer.

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

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 years), and grade school gymnastics (non-competitive 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 years, 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.

MANDELL SCHOOL (THE)
775 Columbus Ave., New York
212-222-2925
Preschool-Eighth grade
775 Columbus Ave.
212-222-2925

Summer at Mandell
795 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10025

Preschools:

775 Columbus Ave.
Upper West Side
212-222-2925

150 Amsterdam Ave., Lincoln Square
212-580-4500

160 Christopher St., West Village
917-512-2500 

Mandell offers two summer programs. Junior Explorer Camp is a half-day, Monday-Friday, program for ages 3½-5. Campers explore music, art, nature, sports, geography, and food from around the globe. Children build their confidence, independence, and Pre-K readiness as they discover, create, and explore all summer long! At Cool Creations, a STEM camp for ages 5-10, each week is dedicated to a different STEM project that is both fun and engaging. Projects include building a rocket, developing a video game, and escaping the zombie apocalypse!

MANHATTAN BEHAVIORAL CENTER
124 W. 95th St.,
646-480-5756
Email camp@manhattanbehavioral.com

MBC City Explorers camp is geared towards children in 12-month school programs and runs year round, including: December, February, April, June, July, and August breaks. Your child will enjoy unparalleled community experiences and field trips throughout NYC. Campers utilize NYC public transportation to venture to museums, marionette shows, movie theaters, and more! MBC’s Summer Discovery program is geared towards children in 10-month school programs and runs from mid-June through mid-August. Our focus is to encourage each child’s independence and facilitate peer interactions, teamwork, and social skills, while having a summer of a lifetime!

MMACKIDS AT THE MANHATTAN MOVEMENT AND ARTS CENTER
248 W. 60th St., NY
212-787-1178
Email mmackids@manhattanmovement.com

MMACKids Summer Workshop for ages 3-6, and 7-14. Join us for one week in July...or better yet all four. Each day our littlest stars will enter a new Storybook world of play and art, through imagination and props they will act out parts and create art projects. Our bigger stars will experience the world of theater through dance, acting, and vocal exercises in our BHIC class. Each day they will also have two varying performance arts classes (ballet, hip-hop, circus, or yoga).

MODELING CAMP
1535 Broadway, New York
888-757-5575
Email modelingcamp@aol.com

Modeling Camp invites all girls to discover the model in you this summer as we explore the world of modeling and fashion in NYC. From photo shoot to fashion shows, personal grooming to health and fitness, making TV commercials, and meeting top model scouts-girls learn about the industry in a non-competitive environment while gaining valuable life skills at the same time. Featured on Good Morning America and NBC, this camp is a must for all fashionistas.

MUSICAL THEATER BUILDERS
717-333-7619
Programs at Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave.) and Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.)

Email info@musictheaterbuilders.com

Musical Theater Builders (at the Creative Stage) offers a variety of innovative, week-long performing arts programs to ignite your child’s imagination! In Musical Theater Builders Camp, kids collaborate with conservatory-trained professionals to create original shows from scratch-complete with hilarity, theatrics, and new lyrics set to tunes by famous composers. In Dancing Designers, kids work with professional costume designers and choreographers to create costumes they set in motion through dance. From singing to set design, all of our multidisciplinary programs focus on expert teaching, small class sizes, and the joy of self expression!

NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM & SCHOOL
1083 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
212-369-4880

With camps designed for ages 6–18, the National Academy Summer Art Camps provide a fun, fascinating, inspiring experience in painting, sculpting, drawing, and photography. Children benefit from superb facilities in our stunning Fifth Avenue home, as well as artistic opportunities afforded by Central Park. Students are taught and mentored by professionals who are experienced 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.

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (THE)
4 E. 90th St., New York
212-641-0260
Email info@nyis.org

The New York International School will offer a language, culture, and activities camp for children ages 4-8 during June and July 2016. In each two-week session, students may choose to spend half their day learning Spanish or Mandarin language, with much of the instruction delivered through art, music, games, and activities. During the alternate half of the day, students will enjoy a weekly visit to a nearby museum, activities in Central Park, and organized fun in the NYIS gym, library, and classrooms. Camp instructors are experienced teachers eager to spend summer hours with children.

RADIO ROCKS
180 Riverside Blvd. ,
917-334-6522

Radio Rocks is ready to rock your world! Radio Rocks is a fun, interactive course, taught by award-winning broadcaster Maria Kalb, where students learn all about live, on-air performance. Whether they want to be a sportscaster, D.J., or host a celebrity talk show, everyone performs on the microphone during every class, and gets to share recordings with friends and family! Great for students who want to work on their public speaking skills, or shy students who want to challenge themselves. Let's rock!

RIVERSIDE PARK CONSERVANCY
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 455, New York
212-870-3074
Email sports@riversideparknyc.org

The Riverside Park Conservancy Summer Sports Camp is a weekly all-day camp for children ages 4-16. Available sports are soccer, baseball, girls’ softball, basketball, tennis, as well as multi-sport week options. The camp uses the sports fields and courts in Riverside Park between 96th and 110th Streets. All campers are provided with uniforms or T-shirts and light snacks, but should bring their own lunches. A medical trainer is on-site. Camp runs from June 8 to Aug. 28. $450 per week.

ROBOFUN
2672 Broadway , New York
917-346-6396
Email robofun@robofun.org

Spend your summer with RoboFun! Build and program robots, design and construct video games and direct stop motion animations. Your child will learn engineering, coding, problem solving, and creative thinking during our dynamic summer programs. Our work is based upon children’s innate passion and curiosity and our workshops allow children to become makers and designers. Summer Camp begins the week of June 6 and runs weekly until Labor Day with half-day and full-day options available. All registration can be done online at robofun.org.

SCHOOL AT PERIDANCE (THE)
126 E. 13th St., New York
212-505-0886

Spend your summer with the School at Peridance! Our Morning Mover's Camp is a wonderful way for your young dancer to come play and create! Students will start the day with dance class, learning basic ballet vocabulary and movement fundamentals. Students will also work to create their own dances using stories, artwork, and fairy tales for inspiration. A great program for your future star dancer! Each Friday we invite families to come see our week's work and dances! Pick and choose the weeks you would like to attend Monday-Friday 9am-12pm.

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

The School at Steps heats up during the summer months! With a variety of programs, there are options for the youngest of dancers, classes for beginners, and intensives for the most dedicated dancers. Young Dancers (ages 2-5) introduces children to a magical summer of movement and music while Adventures in Dance (ages 6-8) is designed for beginner dancers interested in experiencing a variety of dance styles. Summer Intensive (ages 9-18) offers intensive multidisciplinary training for aspiring ballet, contemporary, and musical theater dancers with internationally recognized faculty.

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

John McEnroe Tennis Academy's Summer Training Camp and SPORTIME's 10 & Under Tennis Camp are designed for players who want to focus on playing and learning tennis, and becoming complete players. Every camp day includes tennis, field sports and cross training, tennis specific athletic training, mental toughness training, and other activities. Campers learn and perfect proper tennis technique, participate in competitive drills, tactical games, and match play. Daily and weekly rates available. Call and ask about our Spring Break and Pre-Summer Training Camps at 212-427-6150 or email Greg Evans at campsnyc@sportimeny.com!

STEVE & KATE’S CAMP
Manhattan:
Nord Anglia International School, East Village
347-486-5930
nyc.eastvillage@steveandkate.com
United Nations International School, Kips Bay
347-486-5928
nyc.kipsbay@steveandkate.com
Trevor Day School, Upper East Side
347-719-4497
nyc.uppereastside@steveandkate.com

Brooklyn
Williamsburg Northside School, Williamsburg
347-227-0080
nyc.williamsburg@steveandkate.com

Campers choose activities such as stop motion animation, soccer in an inflatable stadium, dance, bread-making, knitting, sewing, music recording in custom vocal booths, learning to code, build robots, and pie throwing–all good for your child’s resumé. Two ways to play: Day Passes–buy any number of days and use them anytime. Membership–one fee covers the entire summer. Lunch, snacks, and all materials included in both plans. Pre-K through seventh grades. More than 40 locations. Founded in 1980. Register at steveandkate.com.

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

Summer@Avenues offers fun summer experiences for all ages and interests. With both day camps and online learning programs available, there is truly something for everyone. Aspiring chefs, scientists and even adventurers looking for an immersive overnight experience will find camps that match their interests. Students looking to sharpen their language, math and writing skills will have remote access to collaborative learning and teacher support all summer long through our online learning programs. Sessions vary in length, so there’s plenty of room for flexibility. Pick a favorite, or mix-and-match for the ultimate summer!

THE LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AND MORE AT SWC ENRICHMENT CENTER.
Manhattan, Upper East Side, and Manhasset, LI,
212-628-2700
Email info@thibauttechnique.com

LWFC camps blend Francois Thibaut's enriching, time-tested method with immersion, top-notch materials, emotional reinforcement, native speaking teachers, and stimulating activities. Students magically learn French, Spanish, Italian, or Chinese in a happy, boisterous, immersive environment filled with exciting, age-appropriate action games, humorous visual aids, original vocabulary-building songs, arts and crafts, hands-on projects, enriched play, Professor Toto Time, costume days, celebrations, baking, and the LWFC's famous vocabulary-building songs. If your child's birthday falls during a week that he's in camp, just send a cake or cupcakes, and we'll do the rest!

THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT
235 E. 11th St. (at 2nd Avenue), New York
212-777-3240
Email jzerbe@thirdstreetmusicschool.org

Founded in 1894, Third Street Music School Settlement is the nation’s longest-running community music school, providing music education for more than 5,000 students each year, both in the school’s East Village location and in more than two dozen school partnerships across New York City. With robust tuition assistance programs that make sure there are no financial barriers to a quality music education, Third Street is committed to nurture and inspire students of all ages and levels of experience to become the best musicians, dancers, singers, and composers they can be.

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

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

VOILÀ CHOCOLAT
221 West 79th Street (near Broadway),
212-920-8799
Email info@voila-chocolat.com

Get a golden ticket to Voilà Chocolat’s new summer chocolatiering program, and experience the most delicious education–and the most educational deliciousness! Learn where chocolate comes from and how it is made, from the tree to the delicious treats you can make at Voilà Chocolat, and discover fascinating facts from chocolate’s nearly 4,000-year history. Learn chocolatiering techniques–from rolling chocolate truffles, to piping bars and lollipops, to molding chocolate sculptures, to painting a colorful picture entirely out of chocolate. And, of course, bring home your gourmet creations for everyone to share!

WILD TRAVELER (THE)
1-866-514-0829
Email info@thewildtraveler.com

Make your summer amazing! Join The Wild Traveler's 17-day teen tour to Hawaii and Kauai. We will hike Volcanoes National Park, get SCUBA certified, surf Kauai's north shore, kayak jungle rivers, and hike the Na Pali Coast. Teen travelers will also volunteer on an ongoing habitat restoration project, visit Hawaii's best beaches, sample local cuisine, swim under majestic waterfalls, and explore ancient Hawaiian temples! Everything is included. No experience is required.

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

For Manhattan:
The Bronx Zoo
bzeducation@wcs.org

Central Park Zoo
cpzregistration@wcs.org

Summer camps at the Wildlife Conservation Society provide a unique chance for kids of all ages to get up close and personal with animals from around the globe without traveling far from home. The Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium introduce your child to wildlife and wild places through exciting investigations, animal encounters, hands-on activities, and crafts. Teens can learn what it takes to be a zookeeper, design an exhibit, and more in our Teen Internship! For details and registration visit wcs.org/summer-camps, or call 800-433-4149.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL-NYC
126 W. 17th St., New York
(646)638-2705
Peter Hill
Summer Program Director summer@winstonprep.edu

CT Campus:
57 West Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT
Jordan Yannotti
Summer Enrichment Director at (203) 229-0465 x5645 summerct@winstonprep.edu

NJ Campus:
901 Route 10 East,
Whippany, NJ,
Marc Silver,
Summer Enrichment Director at (973)500-6480 or msilver@winstonprep.edu

The Summer Enrichment Program 2016 at Winston Preparatory School provides students with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. Our program, open to fourth through 12th grades, gives parents the flexibility to create an academic program specifically matched to the needs of their child. Parents may choose to enroll their child in the Morning Academic Program, July Focus Program, After-School Activities, and the August Focus Program. With these options, there are several different possible schedules for your child. Scholarships are also available.

YORK THEATRE COMPANY
619 Lexington Ave. (Corner of 54th Street), New York
212-935-5824 x214

Whether or not you dream of performing on Broadway one day, the nurturing yet rigorous musical theatre training at the York will strengthen your theatre skills, ignite creativity, encourage collaboration, and boost self-esteem—all tools you can take with you. The York’s Musical Training Program draws from its vast network of connections to NYC’s most successful theatre artists as teachers and guest artists, offering the unique opportunity of classes taking place in an Off-Broadway theatre near the heart of NYC’s theatre district. July 11-29. For middle and high school students.

TRADITIONAL CAMPS

92ND STREET Y
1395 Lexington Ave., New York
212-415-5573
Email ecreagh@92y.org

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

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

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

ASPHALT GREEN
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St,
212-369-8890
212-298-7900

Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
212-298-2900
asphaltgreenbpc.org

Get your camper ready for a summer of fun, fitness, and friendship! Kids have plenty of space to play sports on a 1.5-acre field (UES) or full-court gymnasium (BPC), swim in a 50-meter (UES) or 25-yard pool (BPC), and participate in arts and crafts, gaga, theater, music, and gardening. Camp curriculum meets unique physical, mental, behavioral, and social milestones for each age group, and our instructors bring high energy and spirit! Watch your child grow, make new friends, learn new skills, and come home each day with a smile.

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

Designed to keep young hands and minds active over those hot summer days, BIS-NY Summer Camp offers daily swimming and a variety of activities to build friendships and explore new skills, from creative science experiments, to outdoor games and arts and crafts-all taught by our highly qualified teachers and teaching assistants. Located at our beautiful waterside facility on 23rd Street. For children ages 3-10. Sign up now at bis-ny.org/summer-camp/. We look forward to welcoming you!

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

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

CAMP HENRY
301 Henry St. 
212-254-3100 x262 
summercamp@henrystreet.org 

Give you child a summer of fun at Camp Henry, operated by Henry Street Settlement. We offer 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, and bowling lanes. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included. Full season is July 5-Aug. 19. Half sessions (July 5-29 and Aug. 1-19) are available. The camp day is from 8:30am-5:30pm, with extended day hours. Financial aid is available, plus sibling and early-bird discounts.

CHINESE HAWAIIAN KENPO ACADEMY SUMMER AND YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS
34 Avenue A, 2nd Fl. , Manhattan
646-692-6155
Email hello@chka.org

Authentic martial arts training for all ages! Kids Kenpo Camp offered July 5-Aug. 26, for ages 6-14. Daily martial arts and specialty classes are available, including tumbling, traditional weapons, drama, music, and dance. Outdoor activities and local field trips, Monday-Friday 10am-3pm, $275 per week. Teen Zone Camp, ages 13-18, Monday-Friday 11:30am-1:30pm, $200 per week. Daily martial arts intensive, boxing, kickboxing, weapons, and high-intensity fitness training are offered. $50 off each 4-week session. Sibling discounts are given. Limited space-sign up now! For more information about year-round programs for ages 3 and older, email hello@chka.org.

CORBIN'S CRUSADERS DAY CAMP
175 West Clarkstown Road, New City
212-875-8174
New York City - Main Office
351 E. 74th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10021
212-875-8174
Summer Day Camp
175 W. Clarkstown Road
New City, NY 10956
212-875-8174

Email info@corbinscrusaders.com

Summer camp is a right of passage for NYC children. Only 25 minutes from NYC are more than 10 acres of meticulously manicured sports fields of every sort, glistening swimming pools, and wide-open grass. Corbin’s Crusaders Day Camp is built around “the love of the game,” character-building adventure challenges, and being part of a solid group. Whether it is playing a summer-long 70-inning baseball game, conquering the 52-foot climbing tower, or winning Color War by a mere five points, Corbin’s Crusaders defines childhood summer memories. Daily swim lessons, door-to-door busing, and lunch included.

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

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

DOWNTOWN DAY CAMPS
120 Warren St., New York
212-766-1104 x250
Email info@downtowndaycamps.com

“Celebrating our 25th year offering “The Complete Camp Experience–Aquatics–Athletics–Arts.” Our private Community Center and facilities in Tribeca include a 75-foot pool for swim lessons, outdoor ball fields, four arts and dance studios, gymnasium, and special activity rooms. We offer: swimming lessons, organized field sport instruction, Pier 25 beach volleyball and mini-golf, gym classes, karate, tennis, visual arts, craft-making, movement and dance, drumming, camper song shows, weekly field trips, camp carnival, animal and magic shows, Crazy Hat Day, Camp Night Out for families! Camp runs from June 30–Aug. 19 offering flexible sessions.

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
dwightsummercamp.org
director@dwightsummercamp.org

Email admissions@dwight.edu

Dwight “ignites the spark of genius in every camper!” With a wide range of age-appropriate, customizable programs, Dwight offers creative, action-packed activities and adventures for children ages 4-12. Campers enjoy well-rounded experiences in sports, the visual and performing arts, and technology. Campers can also focus on one specialty in Spark Camps. With daily swim instruction, trips to great destinations, theme weeks, and color war, the fun never ends! Chaperoned bus transportation and extended-day options are available. Choose from one to ten-week sessions; mix and match to customize the experience for your camper.

EMPIRE TAE KWON DO
271 W. 23rd St., 2nd Floor, New York
212-645-6611
437 W. 53rd St.
212-645-5821
empire53st@gmail.com

Email empire23st@gmail.com

Empire Tae Kwon Do camps include our industry-leading traditional martial arts training in addition to other camp activities. Camp days are diverse, exciting, and challenging, and include field trips, constructive games, kid’s movies, art and crafts, and character building activities. Empire Tae Kwon Do camps offer the perfect solution for parents. Whether campers are spending the day swimming in a local pool, visiting a museum or local park, or working on their latest Taekwondo skill, you can be sure your child will have a great experience in a positive and safe environment.

ESF SUMMER CAMPS AT RIVERDALE COUNTRY SCHOOL
5250 Fieldston Road, Bronx
718-432-1013
Email kgongol@esfcams.com

More than 33 years of experience! ESF offers six exciting camps at Riverdale Country Day School: Mini Camp (age 3), Day Camp (ages 4-8), sports camp (ages 6-14), senior camp (ages 9-15), Specialty Major Camps (grades second to 10th), and tennis camp (ages 6-15). ESF is an award-winning, family-owned and -operated camp. More than 60 activities, daily swim, sports, and exciting programs for boys and girls. Two- through eight-week options. Extended day available. Optional bus transportation from New York City and Westchester County.

JCC MANHATTAN SUMMER CAMPS 
Genna Singer, Director of Camps
646-505-4430
Camp Settoga 
646-505-4430 
jccmanhattan.org/campsettoga 
Email gsinger@jccmanhattan.org

Your summer of adventure awaits at Camp Settoga! Nestled in the footsteps of Harriman State Park, JCC Manhattan celebrates day camp excellence in a brand new, state-of-the art, 21-acre home. It's everything you've come to expect from the JCC, with enriching and engaging programs in the arts, the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, an adventure course, sports, and outdoor cooking! For information, please call the camp office at 646-505-4430 or email Genna Singer at gsinger@jccmanhattan.org.

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

Jodi’s Gym Summer Camp is a morning of nonstop, action-packed fun! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move, and groove, all under the supervision and care of our well-trained, enthusiastic, friendly and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music, and art. It’s a mix your child is sure to love. Join us in our 34th year! Offered for children ages 3-5. Flexible scheduling (you choose days and weeks)! Camp runs from 9am-12pm, with an option to stay until 1pm. Summer 2016 dates: June 6-Sept. 2.

OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMPS IN MANHATTAN
Oasis in Central Park
718-596-4900
oasischildren.com
centralpark@oasischildren.com

Oasis Downtown
Stacie Soto, camp director
718-596-4900
oasischildren.com
downtown@oasischildren.com

Give your child a summer full of fun with Oasis Summer Camps! Here at Oasis we offer three different types of summer camps; a traditional summer day camp program for children between the ages of five and eleven, Early Start Imagination Camp for pre-K campers ages 3-5, and a program called Teen Travel, which is designed for young adventurers going into the seventh, eighth, or ninth grades. In all of our programs, daily activities and trips are centered on creative and performing arts, outdoor education, swimming, athletics, and team-building.

PINE STREET SCHOOL AND BATTERY PARK MONTESSORI
25 Pine St.,
212-235-2300
Battery Park Montessori Summer Camp
21 South End Ave.
212-235-2304
camp@greenivy.com

Come play, learn, and explore in Battery Park City this summer! 21 South End Ave. is perfectly located-from our iconic view of the Hudson River, to having access to the best parks in Lower Manhattan, our campers will be making incredible memories with amazing friends. Our eight-week summer camp will have a range of themes, from "Under the Sea" to "Under the Big Top." Don't miss out on the fun in Summer 2016! Ages 2-6 years.

PORTLEDGE SUMMER ADVENTURES
355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
516-750-3104

Portledge Summer Adventures offers weekly programs in science, arts, sports, and early childhood. Portledge campers of all ages can pursue activities ranging from the study of marine biology and sea life with a local fisherman, to a robust sports program, to exploring art, media, and fashion design. The emphasis is on the student experience. Perennial favorites, such as messy hands, animal adventures, and rocketry are still as popular as ever, and are taught by qualified and expert instructors.