Long Island Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

Long Island Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

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UPDATED MARCH 2015: The best Long Island day camps and specialty camps are here! Whether your child is interested in dance, theater, martial arts, gymnastics, sports, or other specialty camps, or you're looking for academic summer programs, you'll find what you're looking for in our comprehensive guide to camps and summer programs in Nassau County, Long Island. Our guide includes day camps, specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings for campers and families in Hicksville, Melville, Great Neck, Roslyn and the rest of Nassau County, NY. 

Or, Click here for Suffolk County camps on page 2 , specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings in Northport, Oyster Bay, and all over Suffolk County, Long Island.

 

NASSAU COUNTY


OUTINGS

BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
310 Michael Drive, Syosset

516-762-1300
Email info@bounceonit.com

Your campers will beg for more field trips once they experience Bounce!—the hottest new sports facility on the East Coast offering trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, indoor trampoline bungee jumps, regulation volleyball court (which can be transformed into a junior soccer field or Newcomb court), and open trampoline bounce time. Your campers will leave exhausted and happy. We can accommodate several hundred kids in our Syosset location. Register early as we fill up quickly! We also offer a separate trampoline and inflatable zone for ages 2-5.

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park

631-392-2600
269 Route 25A, Mount Sinai
631-938-1420

Campers will be jumping off the wall when you bring them for a day at Sky Zone, the largest trampoline park on Long Island! Our park's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages. From open jump courts to the Foam Zone, SkySlam Basketball to 3-D dodgeball, SkyZone will provide your campers with unmatched, out of this world, high-flying fun! Call and register your camp today for a day your campers will never forget!

 

SERVICES FOR CAMPERS

BASKETWORKS/CHOCOLATEWORKS
611 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset

516-367-9200
Email chocolateworks@optonline.net

We are Long Island's favorite one-stop camp shop, specializing in handmade chocolate bunk gifts, cool toys, camp accessories, and all that's hot and trendy. Come down and early-order your visiting-day gift basket and see why we are different than the other shops. We make our own candy and carry the largest selection of fun candy items around. Handmade fine chocolate, pool party trays, hostess gifts, and party favors for everyone. Call 516-367-9200.

FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside

866-561-0492
1755 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Email fairylicemothers@gmail.com

Make sure your kids are lice free before they begin camp. Visit Fairy LiceMothers' treatment centers in Oceanside or Deer Park. Call 866-561-0492 to schedule your appointment. All major credit cards accepted. May be covered under insurance and FLEX spending. Or, watch our video (fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html) and use Fairy LiceMothers' MagicWand nit comb and MagicHalo Conditioner to check. All products are non-toxic, safe for everyday use, and have been clinically proven to work. Get the true facts about lice, and make head lice dead lice.

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!


STEPS TO SOCIALIZATION
13 South Bayles Ave., Port Washington

516-767-0266
Email info@s2sny.com

Steps to Socialization was created by Lisa Freeman, a speech-language pathologist, and Evelyn Kashinsky, a parent of children with special needs, to help children who have difficulty socializing. Steps to Socialization is more than just a social skills program. We teach children how to think socially, step by step. Working in small groups of three to four students, we cover a variety of topics, including how to establish and maintain friendships and initiating and maintaining conversations.

SLEEPAWAY

DOROTHY P. FLINT 4-H CAMP
3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead

516-433-7970 x11
Email md83@cornell.edu

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead is a coed, recreational, eight-week sleepaway camp. A three-day, two-nights “mini camp” is also offered. Stay-over weekends are available! We are located on 140 acres of woodland, farmland, and beachfront on the Long Island Sound. The location includes a 10-acre working farm, swimming, kayaking, adventure course, nature and science education center, horseback riding, archery, arts, and sports. The atmosphere fosters independence, leadership development, and self-esteem. We are a “Cellphone Free” camp! Accredited by the American Camp Association and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County.

SPECIALTY

 

CAMP DISCOVERY AT KULANU ACADEMY
124 McGlynn Place, Cedarhurst

516-569-3083 x140
Email vicki@kulanukids.org

Everyone deserves to go to camp! Since 1999, Camp Discovery has provided meaningful day camp experiences to children with cognitive, physical, and social challenges at our South Shore Long Island location. Our campers enjoy activities geared to abilities, proper staffing, fun-filled trips to the right places, and a place to try new things and make friends! A Camp Discovery parent said to us, “Usually people look and a see a child's disability, but you saw the child, and not the disability.” Call today for information!


CAMP ITALIA
Garden City,

855-CAMP-IT-1 (226-7481)
facebook.com/campitaliausa
Email info@campitaliausa.org

Camp Italia: ciao! Camp Italia creates memorable Italian experiences for kids! Camp Italia is a unique program in which kids hear and speak Italian, and learn about Italian culture through games, songs, role-playing, and skits. Kids leave eager to speak Italian, ready to order in an Italian restaurant, and excited to plan a trip to Italy! Our programs are custom-designed and interactive, utilizing materials from Italy, playing the latest Italian music, and serving authentic Italian food. Summer camp runs July 21-24. Ask us about our fall programs and vacation-break camps, too!


COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor

516-692-6768
Email fisheducator@cshfha.org

Give your young explorer a summer surrounded by nature. Encourage their love of science with our week-long outdoor nature camps. Summer fun at a great price! Close Encounters (kindergarten), Outdoor Games, and Arts and Crafts. Curious Naturalist (first and second grades), Field Explorers (third-fifth grades), and Junior Biologists (sixth-eighth grades). Prepare to get wet and muddy! Expeditions to nearby salt marsh, ponds and woodlands. Turtle trackers, fly fishing, and outdoor photography. Flexible one- to three-days-a-week camps. For more information, visit cshfha.org or call 516-692-6768.


DESTINATION SCIENCE - THE FUN SCIENCE DAY CAMP FOR CURIOUS KIDS AGES 5-11!
Great locations in Garden City, Jericho, Manhasset, Merrick, and Wantagh.

888-909-2822
kheraghty@destinationscience.org

Hey kids! Build a robot, explore the science behind superheroes, solve a galactic mystery, and more. DS kids have “Aha!” moments of creativity and discovery while building, experimenting, and playing with astonishing gadgets and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! Special offer: Enroll in March and save $30 per week! Multiple locations. 2015 Topics: Amazing Superhero Science, Dino-Robot Creators & Raging Chemistry, Roaring Rockets & Astronaut Detectives, and Rock N' Roll Gizmos & Gadgets!


EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road, Bethpage

516-746-1115
Email MARNIE@eglevsky.org

Eglevsky Ballet, under the artistic direction of Laszlo Berdo, provides professional caliber training for students of all ages and abilities. Eglevsky presents an annual production of The Nutcracker, two summer intensives, master classes, performing opportunities, and community education. The July Summer Intensive is geared toward serious dancers. This is a full-day program, Monday-Saturday, with classes in ballet, pointe, variations, modern, character, Pilates, and pas de deux. Housing is available. The August Summer Intensive is a half-day program, Monday-Friday, and focuses on development of ballet fundamentals.


EYE LEVEL
Eye Level of Williston Park

61 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-747-7700
Eye Level of Port Washington
59 Main St., 2nd Floor, Port Washington
516-472-7575
Eye Level of Hicksville
760 S. Broadway, Hicksville
516-597-5300
Eye Level of Malverne
304 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
516-341-0625
Email MALVERNE@MYEYELEVEL.COM

Avoid summer brain drain! The National Summer Learning Association explains that students can lose two to three months of learned material over the summer. Programs like Eye Level place a high importance on fun and positive experiences for students. Summer work doesn't have to mean hours of endless worksheets completed alone. Our members are passionate about our program and their work, while being devoted to your children. Summer classes at Eye Level will benefit your child not only from preventing loss of knowledge, but allowing them to gain knowledge for the new school year!


FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS
223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury

516-876-3490
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Rd.
Farmingdale, NY

Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly sports and specialty day camp programs on the campuses of The College at Old Westbury and Farmingdale State College. Summer 2015 camps will run from June 29-Aug. 21. Programs run Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Programs are directed by experienced and qualified teachers and coaches who share a passion for working with children. Camps are offered to boys and girls entering grades K-12. Stop by our regular on-campus open house events to view the facilities, meet the directors, and take advantage of enrollment savings.


GREAT PLAY OF WOODMERE
1012 Railroad Ave., Woodmere

516-341-0050
Email info@woodmere.greatplay.com

Great Play summer camps run for 2½ hours and include favorite games and activities from our award-winning programs and parties. We include some instruction and a lot of running around, burning energy, and having fun. Snacks are served! We have camps for kids 3-6 years old and 4½-10 years old. Call in advance to reserve your summer camp dates! Don't wait! Camps fill up, especially in bad weather and toward the end of summer, so book your dates early!

ID TECH ACADEMIES FOR TEENS
Held at NYU, Vassar, Princeton, Stanford, and select prestigious universities nationwide,

888-709-TECH (8324)
Email along@idtech.com

iD Tech Academies held at Vassar and NYU. iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy are 2-week, pre-college academies where students gain hand-on experience in coding, app development, programming, modding with Minecraft, and robotics. Ages 13-18 tour a studio, create a portfolio, and meet teens with similar interests. These immersive academies give students a competitive advantage in college and future STEM careers. Also in New York and throughout the country: iD Tech Camps (ages 7-17), Alexa Café (all-girls, ages 10-15), and iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9). iDTech.com. 888-709-8324.

ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Pace, Columbia, Princeton & 60+ universities in 26 states ,

888-709-TECH 8324)
Email along@idtech.com

Alexa Café held at Berkeley Carroll School. At this unique all-girls program, ages 10-15 develop a passion for technology, design, and innovation—all while collaborating in a chic environment that emphasizes entrepreneurship, leadership, brand identity, and philanthropy. Whether designing a sleek webpage, producing a film, coding creatively, or developing wearable electronics with lights and sensors, technology shouldn't be intimidating or uninspired. Also in New York and throughout the country: iD Tech Camps (ages 7-17), Teen Academies (ages 13-18), and iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9). Alexacafe.com. 888-709-8324.

ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Pace, Columbia, Princeton & 60+ universities in 26 states ,

888-709-TECH 8324)
Email along@idtech.com

iD Tech Camps held at NYIT-Central Islip, Adelphi, NYU, Columbia, and more. Code, game, create! Inspired by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, and more. Students innovate and work together in small clusters of just 8 kids per instructor while building self-confidence and meeting new friends with similar interests. Also in New York and throughout the country: Alexa Café (all-girls, ages 10-15), Teen Academies (ages 13-18), and iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9). www.iDTech.com. 888-709-8324.

ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Pace, Columbia, Princeton & 60+ universities in 26 states ,

888-709-TECH 8324)
Email along@idtech.com

iD Tech Camps held at NYIT-Central Islip, Adelphi, NYU, Columbia, and more. Code, game, create! Inspired by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, and more. Students innovate and work together in small clusters of just 8 kids per instructor while building self-confidence and meeting new friends with similar interests. Also in New York and throughout the country: Alexa Café (all-girls, ages 10-15), Teen Academies (ages 13-18), and iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9). www.iDTech.com. 888-709-8324.

INCREDIFLIX
201-331-3306

Email info@incrediflix.com

Make movies instead of watching them! IncrediFlix is bringing the Hollywood experience to you, as campers will go through the whole movie making process. They'll brainstorm, storyboard, and work together in all camps. In animation camps, campers create characters and backgrounds, film, and record voice-overs. In live action camps, students work as a film crew, act, and learn filmmaking techniques. Using hands-on activities, kids learn, are creative, and expand imaginations while IncrediFlix makes it fun! Movies will be passed on to every student for memories that last a lifetime!


LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville

516-299-2160

The Center for Gifted Youth is a four-week, campus-based, non-residential summer program emphasizing hands-on academic activities. Opportunities are provided for individual and group work and productive learning experiences with special emphasis on higher order thinking skills, creativity, problem-solving, and leadership development. A supervised recreational program is offered at the end of each day. Students may participate in outdoor athletic activities, such as soccer and kickball, or take part in club-type activities, such as chess and group discussions.


LONG ISLAND ACADEMY OF FINE ART
14 Glen Street, Glen Cove

516-590-4324
Email INFO@LIAFA.COM

Our Young Artist Summer Program is designed for serious students in third through seventh grade who want to enhance their technical skills while thinking creatively. Our weekly art camps combine classical techniques with fun subject matter and allow students to experiment with new materials, while improving with familiar ones. All levels of experience are welcome. Limited enrollment.


M.A.T.S.S. KID'S GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
171 Eileen Way, Syosset

516-221-1330
Email skclaase@yahoo.com

Join us for “MATSSopoly” this summer. Program runs June 29-Aug. 21. One to eight weeks (ages 18 months to 12 years). Daily arts and crafts; music, movement, and gym time; and lunch included. Weekly themes, specialties, field trips. Fully air-conditioned. Playgrounds with water play. Also available: early-care and after-care service, infant and toddler classes, MADScience (ages 5-11), and IncrediFlix (ages 7-12). NYS-certified. CPR- and first aid-certified. Discounts available. Call for tour appointment. A Rainbow of Programs Under One Roof!


THE MADISON THEATRE AT MOLLOY COLLEGE
1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre

516-323-4444
FOR CLASSES:
Angelo Fraboni, Artistic Director
516-323-4445
afraboni@molloy.edu
Email kyoung@molloy.edu

If you love theater, music, or film, come spend your summer at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College. Currently accepting applications for students ages 6-18 for all camps. Musical Theatre Intensive: July 6-31, ages 9-12 and 13-18. Musical Theatre Budding Stars: July 6-31, ages 6-8. Children's Orchestra Pre-Professional: June 29-July 17, all ages. Molloy College Institute of Music: June 29-July 24, NYSSMA Level 4 and up. LIMPACM Film Camp: June 29-July 24, ages 9 and older. For Information, call 516-323-4448 or visit madisontheatre@molloy.edu.


MATHNASIUM
Bay Ridge

7409 3rd Ave.
347-443-9728
Fax: 347-517-4003
Bensonhurst
6806 20th Ave.
347-7-MATH-11 (62-8411)
Fax: 718-975-0132
Email robertbernstein@outlook.com

Do you want your child to avoid the “summer slide?” Summer is a great time to catch up on math and get ahead! In our relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium enables kids to focus on sharpening their mental math skills. Instead of the dreaded “summer slide,” Mathnasium students develop and maintain the knowledge and confidence needed to hit the ground running when school begins in the fall. Mathnasium is a learning center where kids go to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Programs run year-round for kids of all ages.


MAXIMUM TRAVEL CAMP
3132 Long Beach Road, Oceanside

516-594-2000
Email camp@maximumtours.com

Somewhere between a conventional day camp and a tween tour, Maximum Travel Camp covers all bases when it comes to fun and safety. Each day, campers ages 10-14 experience new activities and visit a different place. The ACA-accredited and licensed camp is a diverse blend of day and overnight excursions. All buses are air-conditioned with door-to-door pick-ups for day trips and motorcoaches for overnight trips. Counselors are older than 21 and certified in first aid, CPR, AED, and EPI Pen. Camper-to-counselor ratio is 7-to-1. A nurse travels with the camp.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
Community Reformed Church, Manhasset
516-627-7052

Since 1990, we are Long Island's premier music school with exceptional instructors. Programs include violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, drums and jazz improvisation, and lessons in Traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-99 years, from beginner to advanced. MILI offers Glee Club Singers, Chamber Music, theory, NYSSMA, and college preparation. Students perform eight times annually at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and for charities. First prize competition winners. Summer Chamber Music program July 7-18. Private lessons for all levels and instruments offered June-August.

MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations

While the big kids are at camp this summer, have some music-making fun with your little ones. Once a week for six weeks, you'll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler during your summer Music Together class. Each session includes a CD set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you in Queens or Long Island at musictogetherli-queens.com.


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 ages newborn to 9 years. It is 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 class offers developmentally-appropriate activities to immerse your child in learning. Children are encouraged to explore through movement, singing, playing, and interacting. Call 516-627-3424 for more information or visit oursmallworldconnect.


SPORTIME SUMMER TENNIS & SPORTS AND MULTI-SPORT CAMPS
Email camps@sportimeny.com

SPORTIME's Tennis, EXCEL Tennis, and Multi-Sport Summer Camps offer children a great combination of sports instruction and games, swimming, arts and crafts, and exciting special events. Camp activities include tennis, soccer, softball, basketball, flag football, and floor hockey. Campers learn fundamental skills, participate in competitive drills and tournaments, learn game strategies, and receive individualized attention—all in a fun, safe, nurturing environment. Camps vary at each location. Visit us online to find out more.


THE FASHION CLASS
1812 Merrick Road, Merrick

516-246-2000

The Fashion Class fashion design summer camp in Merrick is a wonderful way to spend summer vacation. Students ages 6-12 will learn to sew using a sewing machine, illustrate and design fashion, and create accessories with other fashion-forward kids. Each day breaks down into four classes with knowledgeable instructors who work in fashion. During camp, students will create garments and accessories that they can wear in the week's end Fashion Show!


TODDLER TIME
750 Hicksville Road, Seaford

516-520-6096
Email dawn.fishman@toddlertimeforkids.org

Toddler Time's summer camp is from July 6-Aug. 14. We now have a full-time nursery program for infants starting at 3 months. Children 18 months through 5 years can enroll in half- or full-day. Our camp offers a fun-filled recreational alternative for working parents. It consists of weekly themes and activities including sports, music, cooking, crafts, and creative arts. Our state-of-the-art air-conditioned building is equipped with a playground, indoor gym, and nurse. Teachers encourage social, emotional, and cognitive growth and promote self-confidence while learning and having fun.


UNLIMITED SPORTS ACTION
30 Beechwood Ave., Port Washington

516-767-7675
Email info@unlimitedsportsaction.com

Day camp at Unlimited Sports Action gives your child the opportunity to play a variety of sports and fun-filled activities each day. Your child will have a unique opportunity to play and have fun with other campers the same age. Designed to inspire learning through a range of physical activities and games, our multi-sport summer camp offers a low-pressure, yet high-energy environment allowing your child to excel in a range of sports. These games and activities, combined with our professional coaching staff, ensures a great summer experience!


USDAN CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights

631-643-7900
Headquarters
420 East 79th St., #3D, New York
212-772-6060

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts is the nation's preeminent nonprofit arts day camp. TimeOutNY Kids declared USDAN a “Best Of” camp, and it has been profiled in The New York Times and Time magazine. Each day, 1,600 students ages 6-18 attend USDAN's Wheatley Heights campus from all Long Island neighborhoods. With 40 programs in music, art, theater, dance, writing, chess, and nature, USDAN is chartered by the NY State Regents.


VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station

631-549-2313
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
Email villageeastgifted@gmail.com

Camp ThinkTank is a summer enrichment experience for gifted young scholars in first through ninth grades. Participants join a “meeting of the minds,” exploring ways of making positive changes in society. Rites of writing and grammar are continuously reinforced. Topics change weekly and include entrepreneurship, pre-med, structural engineering, global studies, genetics, marketing, animal science, architectural design, Ecogastronomy, chemistry, entomology, art, drama, mathematics, and microscopic studies. July camp hours: Monday-Friday, 1:30-5:30pm. August camp hours: Monday-Friday, 1-4pm or 4:10-7:10pm. IQ score of 130 and above or 90th percentile on national tests is required. Call 631-549-2313 or visit villageeastgifted.com.

 

TRADITIONAL

BETH SHOLOM DAY CAMP
401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights

516-621-9257

Beth Sholom Day Camp offers boys and girls, ages 3-15, the opportunity to reach their goals in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere. Activities include music, dance, arts and crafts, and karate, as well as outdoor sports. Red cross swim instruction is offered in our three heated pools. Beth Sholom provides door-to-door, air-conditioned transportation. Glatt Kosher lunches provided daily, and we are nut free. Beth Sholom offers full- and mini-day nursery programs. Fifth to eighth grades participate in a camp and trip program. A C.I.T. program is available for ninth and 10th grades.

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Valley Stream, and West Islip,

516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email info@campsrus.org

At Camps 'R' Us, we provide families with the most safe, fun, and affordable summer day camp experience available. Our award-winning camp programs offer children ages 3-15 a diverse summer experience, including sports, arts and crafts, gaming, swimming, bowling, trips, special events, and much more. Our premier facilities, top-notch staff, and unique affordability have earned us the reputation as one of the best summer camps on Long Island.


EAST WOODS DISCOVERY SUMMER PROGRAM
31 Yellow Cote Drive, Oyster Bay

516-922-4437
Email alaserson@eastwoods.org

East Woods Day Camp & Summer Programs offer special experiences for campers age 2-15. With easy access from dozens of North Shore towns (Nassau and Suffolk counties), our camp is truly affordable. Our facilities, located on 46 acres, offer rain or shine accommodations: two gymnasiums, theater stage, art studio, woodworking shop, cooking facilities, air-conditioned lunch room, science and computer labs, library, nurse's office, athletic fields, two pools, playground, and much more. The camp runs from June 29-Aug. 7.


FRIENDS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP
Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley

516-393-4207
Email camp@fa.org

Friends Academy Summer Camp offers exciting programs for all campers (ages 2-15). Our daily program provides a safe environment where children learn new skills and make new friends. Tour our 65-acre campus and explore more than 30 camp programs related to sports, arts, computers, science, and travel. Every camper will enjoy daily swimming, dining in our air-conditioned cafeteria and our air-conditioned transportation. For more information, call 516-393-4207, email camp@fa.org, or visit fasummercamp.org.

GROWING TREE NORTH
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights

516-625-9080

Summer fun in the sun! Growing Tree North is family-owned and -operated with 35 years of experience. Nurturing and loving school programs. Growing Tree North's philosophy is that children learn through play, which enhances individuality and self-esteem. Registered with the NYS Department of Education. Licensed by NYS OCFS. Children 3 months through 5 years. Flexible two-, three-, four-, and five-day programs from 7am-6pm. Outdoor water play, indoor gym, fully enclosed playground, library, science room, air-conditioning, and computer technology. Foreign language and music programs. Staff is first aid- and CPR-certified.


GROWING TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn

516-621-9009

Summer fun in the sun! Growing Tree Nursery School, family-owned and -operated for 35 years, overlooks the scenic Roslyn duck pond. Growing Tree provides a nurturing and loving philosophy that children learn through play, which enhances individuality and self-esteem. Registered with the NYS Department of Education. Licensed by NYS OCFS. Children ages 2-5. Flexible two-, three-, four-, and five-day programs from 9:15am-1:15pm. Outdoor water play, indoor gym, fully enclosed playground, air-conditioning, and Apple iPad computer technology room. Foreign language, and music programs. Staff is first aid- and CPR-certified.


KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave., Melville

631-694-3399
Email Kenwaloffice@aol.com

Named the 2014 first-place winner by Bethpage Best of Long Island. Kenwal Day Camp is situated on 20 magnificent acres, accented by many tree-shaded activity areas, wondrous nature trails, our half-acre man-made lake, and the finest facilities and equipment, to ensure every camper hours of fun, exploration, and excitement. The Camp Kenwal philosophy is based on a simple yet profound statement made by one of our younger campers to his parent: "I didn't win, but I did my best." This positive attitude is exactly what Camp Kenwal is all about!


LIU POST YOUTH CAMPS
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville

516-299-4004
Email donna.scott@luhi.org

Located on the LIU Post campus, the camp features an eight-week traditional day camp for campers that like art, computers, cooking, dance, drama, fitness, Legos, music, nature, recreation, sports, and swimming, as well as a three-week performing arts academy for the camper that appreciates musical theater and loves to play an instrument, sing, and dance. Our camp is coed for children ages 5-16. Campers are grouped by age and participate in age-appropriate activities. Campers ages 12-15 take weekly trips. A C.I.T. program is available for ages 16 and older.


LONG ISLAND VOYAGER'S DAY CAMP
516-238-4586

Long Island Voyager's Day Camp offers an exciting, action-packed, and safe summer experience for your child. We offer free transportation in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Our activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, laser tag, bowling, horseback riding, talent shows, and movies, plus trips to Splish Splash, Adventureland, Mets and Yankees games, the Long Island Children's Museum, iMax theatres, Bronx Zoo, Fire Island, Bayville Adventure Park, mini-golf, and more. Our staff is CPR-, first aid-, and AED-certified. Licensed lifeguards and nurse on staff. Call for early registration discounts.

MID-ISLAND Y JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
516-822-3535
Email summercamp@miyjcc.org

Mid-Island Y JCC Summer Camp, the largest Jewish day camp on Long Island, offers so much to so many from in-building camps for infants through pre-K and outdoor day camp for all ages to specialty camps such as performing arts, sports, teen travel, CIT, inclusion programs for children with special needs and so much more; all while creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime!


NORTH SHORE DAY CAMP
85 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove

516-676-0904

Full-day or partial-day for nursery age, flexible three to eight week sessions for ages 3-14. New Camp within a Camp Athletes-&-Artists-in-Residence Program. Academic enrichment program, outstanding athletics, electives, golf academy, high ropes, zip line, rock-climbing walls, go-karts, mountain biking, fine arts and performing arts, computers, nature, cooking, woodworking, ceramics, Red Cross swim instruction, and teen travel programs. North Shore is committed to small groups, non-tipping performance bonus policy, and exceptional supervision. Preschoolers are nestled in our state-of-the-art village. Air-conditioned vans bring campers to our 14-acre Gold Coast estate. Lunches and snacks included. Part of the Timber Lake Camp Family of Camps.


OASIS DAY CAMPS IN NYC, LI, DOBBS FERRY AND NEW JERSEY
20 Jay St Suite 802, Brooklyn

1 800-317-1392
Central Park
3 West 95th St
646-698-1800
centralpark@oasischildren.com
Downtown Manhattan
219 Stanton St.
646-519-5058
downtown@oasischildren.com

With two locations in Nassau County, Oasis offers campers a traditional summer day camp experience close to home! Campers' days are filled with engaging activities developed and taught by teachers, coaches, and dedicated youth workers. Campers ages 3-11 participate in athletics, enrichment, such as yoga and cooking, fine arts, and instructional swimming. Oasis offers Early Start Imagination Camp for pre-K children ages 3-5. Oasis also offers our popular Teen Travel program for ages 12-15, which gives teens the opportunity to take unique daily trips while forming lifelong friendships. Visit us at oasischildren.com.

 

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY CAMP AND SCHOOL
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills

631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

Park Shore Country Day Camp, for children ages 2-14, is celebrating it's 56th season on our beautiful 15-acre facility. Park Shore boasts three heated pools with slides, Red Cross aquatics program, complete athletic program with coaches, high adventure course, rock wall, bungee trampoline, the all new "STEAM" Science Center, performing and cultural arts, travel programs, and special events. Park shore specializes in skill development while encouraging fun and excitement in a safe environment. 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-week programs. Full and partial weeks available. All major credit cards accepted.


PORTLEDGE SUMMER ADVENTURES
355 Duck Pond Rd, Locust Valley

516-750-3104
Email mworth@portledge.org

Portledge Summer Adventures offers weekly programs in science, arts, sports, and early childhood from June 22-Aug. 14. 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.


YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMPS NASSAU
516-650-1856 or 631-476-3330

516-650-1856
631-476-3330

 

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun summers for thousands of youngsters ages 4-15. YPDC is supervised by licensed teachers and administrators. Our philosophy is to “grow” children intellectually, physically, and spiritually in a fun environment. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, natural science, academics, educational and recreational field trips, and special events. Door-to-door transportation is available at no additional charge. Two- to eight-week sessions are available. Ask about special discounts.

 

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