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LONG ISLAND CAMPS AND SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

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by Directories Editor March 5, 2013

Related: long island day camps, long island sleepaway camps, nassau county summer camps, suffolk county summer camps, summer activities on long island,


UPDATED FEBRUARY 2014: 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. We also have Suffolk day camps, specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings in Northport, Oyster Bay, and all over Suffolk County, Long Island.

Camp and summer program guide, Nassau County, Long Island; kids at camp

NASSAU COUNTY


OUTINGS

BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
516-762-1300

Your campers will beg for more field trips once they experience Bounce! -- the hottest new sports facilities 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 Valley Cottage or Syosset locations. Register early as we fill up quickly! We also offer separate trampoline/inflatable zone for ages 2-6 years.

PLAZA THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT
34 Forest Ave., Lynbrook

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc., dubbed as “Long Island’s most prolific theatre company” by the New York Times, presents exciting fully-staged musicals for the entire family as the resident theatre company of the intimate Showplace at Bellmore Movies. The Wizard of Oz opens on March 1, featuring the music of the MGM movie musical. Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure opens on April 5. Following each performance, there is a meet and greet with the cast. Reserved seating for all shows is $10. Box Office:(516) 599-6870 or purchase tickets online at plazatheatrical.com

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park
631-392-2600

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 3D 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

FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
866-561-0492
1775 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Staten Island - In Home Service
Email [email protected]

 

Camp is the ultimate experience for your kids. Don’t let lice put a damper on that. Fairy LiceMothers can check your kids before camp begins. Call 866-561-0492 to schedule your appointment in either Oceanside or Deer Park. Credit cards accepted. May be covered under insurance and FLEX spending. Or, watch our video at fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html and use Fairy LiceMothers’ MagicWand nit comb and MagicHalo Conditioner to check. Products are non-toxic, safe for everyday use, and have been clinically proven to work. Keep your kids in camp, leave the lice at Fairy LiceMothers!

LICENDERS
2 Haven Ave., Port Washington, NY
516-472-2830

30 Myano Lane, Stamford
203-961-9918
939 8th Ave., NYC
227 E. 81st St., NYC
212-759-5200
888-LICENDERS

 

Licenders has launched KLOOC – Keep Lice Out Of Camp, the only program open seven days a week that offers parents walk-ins for FREE head lice screenings. Don't let your child's summer be ruined by showing up to camp with lice! Tell your camp about KLOOC and they can get half-price screenings on camp grounds. Licenders clinicians are trained to use the FDA-cleared AirAlle. Licenders has contracts with more than 100 schools, and has locations in Connecticut, Long Island, and Manhattan.

PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)

 

Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly, walk-ins welcome, most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, babies, camp, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. 28 years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open every day, seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.

 

 

SLEEPAWAY

CAMP DEWOLFE
P.O. Box 487, Wading River
631-929-4325
Email [email protected]

Camp DeWolfe is a residential Christian camp in Wading River, Long Island. Camp DeWolfe provides an opportunity for youth to experience God and develop as leaders in a safe community while enjoying a beach and outdoor natural setting. Camp DeWolfe offers one-week and two-week overnight sessions for all youth ages 7-17. Activities include sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts, sports, Christian formation, and more. Register now for summer 2014 at campdewolfe.org.

ID TECH ACADEMIES FOR TEENS
Held at NYU, Vassar, Princeton, Stanford, and select prestigious universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, game development, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. Two-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Held at prestigious universities including NYU, Vassar, Stanford, and others. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 at iD Tech Camps.

ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, and over 80 universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, and others. Also two-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18.

SPECIALTY

ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-462-5400

Explore creativity, new techniques, and expand skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Early Childhood programs (ages 5-6) or Young Artists (ages 7-12) in 1 to 4 weekly themed sessions (July 7 – July 31); Teens (ages 12-14) in 2- to 4-week sessions (July 7 – July 31); Teen Portfolio (ages 14-17) in 3- to 6-week sessions (July 7 – August 15). New this year: Teen Art Travel Camp for ages 12-14 (August 4 – August 8) visit LI Aquarium, Museum of the Moving Image, and Nassau County Museum of Art. Bring lunch. Contact Janet Ganes.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ (TM)/CHALLENGE ISLAND
49 Ira Road, Syosset
516-364-7100

Engage, educate, and excite! Our LEGO-based and creative science camps integrate unique projects, challenges, and games. Children learn while they are having fun in camps with themes that include Super Hero Academy, Angry Birdies-Bad Piglets, Comic Creator, Amusement Parks, Minecraft, Jr. Robotics, and more! Their imaginations will soar as they build lunar modules, stomp rockets, catapults and roller coasters. Full and half day camps are available. Visit our website or call us today and we will help you match your child’s interest to one of our exciting camp themes!

CAMP INVENTION
800-968-4332

Camp Invention is an amazing, week-long summer adventure where elementary students will brainstorm, create, and invent without limits! Children will use real tools, circuits, and materials from the Inventor Supply Room to build original prototypes. They also might take apart electronics to construct an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or create a multi-step invention to solve a challenge. Children will find inspiration from inventors, including National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees whose inventions have changed the world! Camp Invention inspires confidence in curious children for a lifetime.

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email fish[email protected]

Give your young explorer a summer surrounded by nature. Prepare to get wet and muddy while we investigate the nature around us. Encourage their love of science with week-long programs for pre-K to teens. Come to our open house to meet the educators and learn more May 14, 4-7pm. For more information, call 516-692-6768 or visit cshfha.org.

CORNELL MARINE CAMPS
Sea Stars Marine Camp
Fuch's Preserve, 21 Norwood Road, Northport
631-239-1800

Sea Explorers Marine Camp
Sport Fishing Education Center, Ocean Parkway, Babylon
631-587-2837

Each site offers a unique summer experience for children ages 6-12, with a focus on marine and environmental education. Instructors use hands-on activities to teach about Long Island’s vital coastal habitats in fun and educational ways. Campers discover the amazing creatures living in local oceans, bays, salt marshes and freshwater ponds as they handle live critters, participate in beach activities, games, nature walks, and fun arts and crafts. Programs include Shark Weeks and a new Marine Mammals Week. For information on preschool and School Break Programs visit ccesuffolk.org, and click "Youth."

DESTINATION SCIENCE
Summer Day Camp Fun! Great locations in Garden City, Jericho, Manhasset, Merrick, and Wantagh,
888-909-2822
Email [email protected]

Enroll in March and save $30 per week. Destination Science kids, ages 5-11, enjoy those “aha!” moments! STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning is more important than ever before. In fact, it’s a national movement. Start your child’s journey this summer by heading toward Destination Science! 2014 topics: Astronaut Training... Moon Mission 2014, Robot Mania and Mysterious Techno Detectives, Rocking Gizmos and Rolling Gadgets, Curious Creatures, and The Grossology Zone. Call 888-909-2822 or visit destinationscience.org.

EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road, Suite 102, Bethpage
516-746-1115
Email [email protected]

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 (June 30-July 25) is geared towards 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 (August 4-15) is a half-day program, Monday-Friday, and focuses on development of ballet fundamentals.

ENGINEERING FOR KIDS
516-418-2318

Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4-14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Now offering summer camps in Nassau County! Register today! Visit us at engineeringforkids.net/nassau or call 516-418-2318 for more information.

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 South Broadway, Hicksville
516-597-5300
Eye Level of Malverne
304 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
516-341-0625

Common Core and summer enrichment with Eye Level Learning. This summer ensure that your child has the advantage with Eye Level. Avoid the infamous summer brain drain, where your child forgets and regresses everything that they learned, over the summer. At Eye Level, a little mental exercise each week will help your child remember and even advance further over the summer! Furthermore, if your child has been struggling with the new Common Core standards, Eye Level can be the perfect supplement for them to get up to speed.

THE GREEN VALE SCHOOL
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-640-2420
Email [email protected]

The Green Vale School is pleased to host the following summer camps in 2014: Half-day Mini Camps (June 16-27), i2 STEM Camp (July 7-18), New York Giants Football Camp (July 7-11), No Limit Boys Lacrosse Camp (July 14-18), Chess Camp (July 21-25), New York Yankees Baseball Camp (July 28-Aug. 8). Please visit greenvaleschool.org for details about each camp. For questions please contact Peggy Bell, director of communications at [email protected] or direct line 516-628-5122.

HD PARTY AND EVENTS
61 New Hyde Park Road, Garden City
516-328-2553
Email [email protected]

HD Party and Events, part of Honestly Delicious Café, is offering fun, educational summer camp sessions with different themes each week. Celebrate our country’s independence, focus on colors and candy in Candy Land week, design a T-shirt in Designer Diva’s, Back to Nature has recycle crafts and gardening, enjoy Peace, Love, and Cupcakes, or be a clown in Circus week. One fun project per day plus a full nutritious lunch, tasty snack, games, dancing, and fun in our private garden. Call 516-328-2253 for details and registration.

ID TECH ACADEMIES FOR TEENS
Held at NYU, Vassar, Princeton, Stanford, and select prestigious universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, game development, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. Two-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Held at prestigious universities including NYU, Vassar, Stanford, and others. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 at iD Tech Camps.

ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, and over 80 universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, and others. Also two-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18.

KIDS MUSICROUND AT SMALL WORLD CONNECT
Manhattan and Manhasset Locations,
347-604-6004

Since 1999, nationally acclaimed Kids MusicRound has been offering its super-enriching music and movement classes for newborns to kindergarteners. Kids MusicRound spawns strong thinking skills by stressing fundamental musical competency and whole brain learning. The melodies are lively, the lyrics are smart, and the syllabus is firmly grounded in established music theories. Maximize your child’s early potential in this first-rate development-through-music enrichment program.

LANYARD LADIES, THE
2374 Jericho Turnpike , Garden City Park
516-578-2248
Partner Party Locations in Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan
Email [email protected]

Girls love camp and they love making friendship bracelets even more. We teach you how to make friendship bracelets and lanyard during our awesome birthday parties. We bring the party to you or you can come to our fabulous party room. We provide materials to make hundreds of designs with one-on-one, step-by-step instruction. Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? We offer kids classes twice a week. Try our Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Craft Kit and an instructional DVD for making lanyards at home. Purchase at thelanyardladies.com.


M.A.T.S.S. KID'S GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
516-221-1330
171 Eileen Way, Syosset
516-496-7765

One to eight weeks of fun for ages 18 months-12 years. Weekly themes, specialties, and field trips (ages 5 and older). Daily arts and crafts, music and movement/gym playtime in our indoor gyms. Fully air-conditioned facility. Fully equipped playgrounds with water play. Baby and toddler separation classes. MADScience on-site (ages 5-11). Lunch included. NYS certified. CPR/first aid. Early care and aftercare available. Discounts available. Call for tour appointment.

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
516-569-1500
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-MATH (6284)
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-881-7997
1003 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
516-616-MATH (6284)
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-484-MATH (6284)
110 Jackson Ave., Syosset 516-944-MATH (6284)
3430 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh
516-799-MATH (6284)
55 Post Ave., Westbury
516-338-MATH (6284)

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 [email protected]

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 over 21, 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, 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

NOT JUST ART/MUSIC TOGETHER®
183 South St., Oyster Bay
516-922-8300

Dress for the mess and pop over to Not Just Art for creative fun out of the sun! Summer Fun Days: Sign up by the week or the day throughout the summer. Different paint, collage, sculpture, printmaking, and textile projects each day! Ages 3 ½-6. Mini Camps: Explore outer space, ancient Egypt, medieval times, sea life, circus life, and more! Bursting with rotating projects and themes to delight new and returning campers alike! For grades 1-5. Discovery Workshops: Our most popular “wow the crowd” science extravaganzas and art adventures! Ages 7-10.

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

A seven-week, evidence-based, therapeutic day program exclusively for children ages 7-11 with ADHD and behavior disorders. 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. There is a 1:1 or 1:2 staff-to-child ratio. The program is directed by Dr. Karen Fleiss, a nationally renowned clinical psychologist and expert in the treatment of children with ADHD. Enrollment is limited.

POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
718-224-1500
567 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-364-3413
Email [email protected]

At our "Fun and Focus Summer Camp" children ages 4-14 spend eight weeks tapping into the infinite potential of their brain. Our interactive and engaging camp empowers students to improve social relationships, confidence, physical health, creativity, concentration, and academic success. Campers participate in a variety of physical, emotional, and cognitive activities including yoga, visualization, team problem-solving, tai chi, left and right hemisphere integration, brain wave vibration, HSP dance, brain screen study sessions, and more. Call to ask about our one-week sleepaway camp in upstate New York and our Power Brain Family Retreat.

ROSLYN PINES POOL AND TENNIS CLUB
50 Pool Drive, Roslyn
212-762-0201 (before March 23)
516-621-9592 (after March 23)

Heated 40-by-80-foot large pool and 20-by-40-foot kiddy pool. Large locker room and showers. Tennis courts. Adult and children's basketball courts. Children's playground area. Concessions available with adult and children's menu. Large deck area with lounge chairs. Grassy area. Five minutes from LIE. Up to eight-week rental season available. Bus parking spaces available. Located in the prestigious North Shore residential community. Family memberships available. Contact info 917-848-2013.

SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2 E. Main St., Smithtown
631-724-3700

Register now for our Summer Theatre Enhancement Program. This is an intensive theater training program designed to give all students, novices, and seasoned performers alike the opportunity to participate in the theater experience. Offered in two sessions, each session runs Monday–Friday, 9am-3pm, for three weeks. Session one: July 7-25; session two: Aug. 4-22. Classes include dance, voice for the musical theater, and acting technique and improvisation. A trip to NYC to see Newsies or Wicked is included. Program culminates in a 90-minute showcase performance.

SPORTIME TENNIS & MULTI-SPORT CAMPS
Several locations throughout Long Island,
888-698-3647
Ages 3-15
Email [email protected]

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.

THE LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Locations in Manhasset and New York City, NY
800-731-0830

For more than 40 years, The Language Workshop for Children has offered its pioneering educational play classes, camps, and preschools introducing French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese to children ages 6 months to 9 years. Their respected technique combines emotion with proven language educational methods. Parents magazine named the LWFC “6 Classes Worth the $$$,” while CNN called director François Thibaut “one of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children.” LWFC materials won six major children’s media awards.

THE MADISON THEATRE AT MOLLOY COLLEGE
516-323-4444

The Madison Theatre at Molloy College is a versatile first-class facility offering world-class family entertainment. Located just 30 minutes from Manhattan, the Theatre serves as a creative incubator for the artistic community while educating and inspiring young performers, writers and technicians. In addition to hosting incredible performances, the Theatre also offers summer camp opportunities in the areas of music, theatre and film. Visit the Theatre website at madisontheatreny.org or call 516-678-5000 x7715 for information.

THEATREARTSCENTER/NEW-YORK.COM
718-595-2905
Email [email protected]

Take center stage in a theater arts camp for talented young performers. Learn from working Broadway artists. Three Programs: Musical Theater & Dance (ages 8-19); Actors Conservatory (ages 14-19); and Audition Preparation & Singers Workshop (prepare for college and high school auditions). Students perform fully staged shows for the public. Musical Theater Jul. 7-Aug. 3; Actors Conservatory June 30-July 27; Audition Workshop Aug. 4-10. One of the best values in NYC! Professional quality close to home. By audition. Call or email for open house and audition dates.

UNLIMITED SPORTS ACTION
30 Beechwood Ave., Port Washington
516-767-7675
Email [email protected]

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 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. Usdan is chartered by the NY State Regents.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Email [email protected]

Camp ThinkTank is a summer enrichment experience for gifted young scholars in first through eighth 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 and/or 90th percentile on national tests is required. Call 631-549-2313 or visit villageeastgifted.com.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

S.O.A.R. ahead this summer at Vincent Smith School’s Social Opportunities and Remediation Program. S.O.A.R. is a student directed program that provides children in fourth through eighth grades the opportunity to remediate, maintain, or enrich their skill sets in the areas of reading, writing, math, and social cognition. Each area is explored for approximately 45 minutes daily from 9am-12pm. Students polish their reading, writing, and math skills and at the same time social cognition skills are learned using hands-on activities and creative role-playing. For information, call 516-365-4900.

WHAT'S COOKING?
30 E. Main St., Oyster Bay
516-922-COOK (2665)

Featured on Martha Stewart, Newsday & News 12, What's Cooking? is a culinary school, summer camp, and No. 1 choice for birthday parties, allowing children ages 2-15 to explore their creativity in culinary arts. Customize your child's party with a firehouse tour, sundae and candy bar, chocolate fountains, and more. Campers create a craft, snack, lunch and a take-home goody. Campers experience new weekly themes: Peace, Love, Rock n' Roll, We've Gone Buggy!, Carnival, Luau, International Cooking, and more! New extended hours available. Open House: 3/30.Register early for discounts!

WHITE TIGER TAE KWON DO
2211 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
516-248-5425
Email [email protected]

White Tiger Tae Kwon Do is place where your child can have fun and learn Korean martial arts all year-round. The school is taught by Grand Master Woo, the United States national team head coach and a World Tae Kwon Do international referee. There is a trial period so your child can decide if he or she wants to take future classes. We offer a basic program that includes punching, kicking, self-defense, and cool techniques your child can learn at this school. We can host your child’s next birthday party. Ask about our summer program as well.


TRADITIONAL

BETH SHOLOM DAY CAMP
401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
516-621-9257

 

Beth Sholom Day Camp, serving the Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan areas for 50 summers, provides children ages 3-15 the opportunity to reach their goals in a warm and friendly environment with a caring and experienced staff. We are located on 30 acres with three heated swimming pools and many fields. Some of our activities include swimming, music, dance, arts and crafts, young Israelites, martial arts, and all outdoor sports. We serve Glatt Kosher lunches and snacks, and we are nut free. Beth Sholom Day Camp offers door-to-door transportation in air-conditioned vehicles. Please check out our website at bethsholomdaycamp.com

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Valley Stream, and West Islip,
516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email [email protected]

 

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 years, 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 [email protected]

 

Held on the beautiful 46-acre campus of East Woods School in Oyster Bay, the East Woods Summer Programs offer special experiences for every type of camper from age 2-15. Whether your child is an athlete, an artist, a performer, a scientist, or is interested in a well-rounded camp experience, we can help you to create the best possible summer program. The camp runs from June 30-Aug. 8. Contact Nick Mercurio at 516-922-4437 or [email protected]

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS
223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
516-876-3490
Headquarters:
546 Bedford Road, Armonk
914-273-8500
Email [email protected]

 

Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly sports and specialty day camp programs on campus at The College at Old Westbury. Summer 2014 camps will run from June 20-Aug. 22. 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.

GROWING TREE NORTH OF ROSLYN - AN EXTENDED DAY NURSERY SCHOOL
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-625-9080
The Growing Tree Nursery School
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
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, American Sign Language, and music programs. Staff is first aid- and CPR-certified.

GROWING TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
516-621-9009
The Growing Tree North of Roslyn, Inc.
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-625-9080
Email [email protected]

 

Summer fun in the sun! Growing Tree Nursery School, family-owned and -operated for 35 years, overlooks 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, American Sign Language, and music programs. Staff is first aid- and CPR-certified.

KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave., Melville
631-694-3399

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 very 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 [email protected]

Located on the LIU Post campus, the camp features a seven-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 loves to play an instrument, sing, dance, musical theater, and more. Our camp is coed for children ages 5-16 years. Campers are grouped by age and participate in age-appropriate activities. Campers age 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. Lifeguards and nurse on staff and licensed. Call for early registration discounts.

NORTH SHORE DAY CAMP
85 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove
516-676-0904

Full-day, flexible three to eight-week sessions for ages 3-14. Outstanding athletics, electives, golf academy, high ropes, zip-line, rock climbing walls, go-carts, mountain biking, fine 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. Open house: March 16.

OASIS DAY CAMP
Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park, Point Lookout & On The Sound at Manorhaven Beach Park,
718-596-4900
[email protected]
[email protected]
Email [email protected]

 

With three 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.

SAMUEL FIELD Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
718-225-6750
Bay Terrace Center
212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside
718-423-6111

 

The Samuel Field Y offers a traditional camping experience for all ages, encompassing athletics, arts, aquatics, and team building, while fostering strong values. We strive to deliver a quality program that is inclusive and welcoming. We encourage, support, and teach individual growth, group development, and independence, and provide a family atmosphere full of traditions. We believe in the importance of being “unplugged” for the summer, to truly enjoy all that nature has to offer. Campers acquire social and leadership skills, and grow in an environment that promotes emotional, intellectual, and moral development.

TODDLER TIME
750 Hicksville Road, Seaford
516-520-6096

 

Toddler Time’s summer camp is from July 7-Aug. 15. 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.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMPS NASSAU

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 accredited by the ACA, the New York Camp Directors Association, and 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.

 

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY

 

OUTINGS

BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
516-762-1300

 

Your campers will beg for more field trips once they experience Bounce! -- the hottest new sports facilities 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 Valley Cottage or Syosset locations. Register early as we fill up quickly! We also offer separate trampoline/inflatable zone for ages 2-6 years.

D&J REPTILES
134 Merrick Road, Amityville
631-608-8686

 

Give your campers a field trip they will never forget! At our Serpentarium, we offer private tours and educational classes for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and field trips for camps and schools. One of our reptile experts will guide your campers through our exotic collection of reptiles and answer their questions. A field trip to our Serpentarium is very educational - but the kid’s will be having so much fun, they won’t even notice that they are learning too! We host birthday parties, too. Call for details!

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park
631-392-2600

 

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 3D 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

FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
866-561-0492
1775 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Email [email protected]

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.

PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)

Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly, walk-ins welcome, most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, babies, camp, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. 28 years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open every day, seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.

SLEEPAWAY

CAMP DEWOLFE
P.O. Box 487, Wading River
631-929-4325
Email [email protected]

Camp DeWolfe is a residential Christian camp in Wading River, Long Island. Camp DeWolfe provides an opportunity for youth to experience God and develop as leaders in a safe community while enjoying a beach and outdoor natural setting. Camp DeWolfe offers one-week and two-week overnight sessions for all youth ages 7-17. Activities include sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts, sports, Christian formation, and more. Register now for summer 2014 at campdewolfe.org.

CAMPS PEQUOT & SHERWOOD
253 Bushy Hill Road,
860-767-0848
Email [email protected]

Located in coastal Connecticut, on 700 wooded acres surrounding a mile long private lake, Incarnation Camp is the country’s oldest co-ed camp. Since 1886, we have provided a fun-filled, traditional camp with hands-on learning and group living in the great outdoors. Our camps include: Pequot for boys, Sherwood for girls, and Pioneer Village for teens. Our camps are amazing places to spend your summers–there is nothing quite like the bonds you build with your camp friends as you experience the adventures of summertime together. Campers participate in well-rounded and adventurous programs.

ID TECH ACADEMIES FOR TEENS
Held at NYU, Vassar, Princeton, Stanford, and select prestigious universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, game development, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. Two-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Held at prestigious universities including NYU, Vassar, Stanford, and others. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 at iD Tech Camps.

ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, and over 80 universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, and others. Also two-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18.

SPECIALTY

ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-462-5400

Explore creativity, new techniques, and expand skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Early Childhood programs (ages 5-6) or Young Artists (ages 7-12) in 1 to 4 weekly themed sessions (July 7 – July 31); Teens (ages 12-14) in 2- to 4-week sessions (July 7 – July 31); Teen Portfolio (ages 14-17) in 3- to 6-week sessions (July 7 – August 15). New this year: Teen Art Travel Camp for ages 12-14 (August 4 – August 8) visit LI Aquarium, Museum of the Moving Image, and Nassau County Museum of Art. Bring lunch. Contact Janet Ganes.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ (TM)/CHALLENGE ISLAND
49 Ira Road, Syosset
516-364-7100

Engage, educate, and excite! Our LEGO-based and creative science camps integrate unique projects, challenges, and games. Children learn while they are having fun in camps with themes that include Super Hero Academy, Angry Birdies-Bad Piglets, Comic Creator, Amusement Parks, Minecraft, Jr. Robotics, and more! Their imaginations will soar as they build lunar modules, stomp rockets, catapults and roller coasters. Full and half day camps are available. Visit our website or call us today and we will help you match your child’s interest to one of our exciting camp themes!

CAMP GOOD GRIEF
631-288-8400

Camp Good Grief offers children a safe place to process and openly express their feelings. Created by East End Hospice in 1997, the camp offers specialized support for children, ages 4-17 years, grieving the loss of a parent or loved one. The experience is filled with traditional and fun camp activities, combined with grief education and emotional support. Experienced grief professionals and trained bereavement volunteers employ a variety of activities designed to give children the special tools needed to cope. Children find peer connections, support, and comfort from knowing that there are other children who understand what they are feeling and experiencing.

CAMP INVENTION
800-968-4332

Camp Invention is an amazing, week-long summer adventure where elementary students will brainstorm, create, and invent without limits! Children will use real tools, circuits, and materials from the Inventor Supply Room to build original prototypes. They also might take apart electronics to construct an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or create a multi-step invention to solve a challenge. Children will find inspiration from inventors, including National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees whose inventions have changed the world! Camp Invention inspires confidence in curious children for a lifetime.

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email [email protected]

Give your young explorer a summer surrounded by nature. Prepare to get wet and muddy while we investigate the nature around us. Encourage their love of science with week-long programs for pre-K to teens. Come to our open house to meet the educators and learn more May 14, 4-7pm. For more information, call 516-692-6768 or visit cshfha.org.

CORNELL MARINE CAMPS
Sea Stars Marine Camp
Fuch's Preserve, 21 Norwood Road, Northport
631-239-1800

Sea Explorers Marine Camp
Sport Fishing Education Center, Ocean Parkway, Babylon
631-587-2837

Each site offers a unique summer experience for children ages 6-12, with a focus on marine and environmental education. Instructors use hands-on activities to teach about Long Island’s vital coastal habitats in fun and educational ways. Campers discover the amazing creatures living in local oceans, bays, salt marshes and freshwater ponds as they handle live critters, participate in beach activities, games, nature walks, and fun arts and crafts. Programs include Shark Weeks and a new Marine Mammals Week. For information on preschool and School Break Programs visit ccesuffolk.org, and click "Youth."

DESTINATION SCIENCE
Summer Day Camp Fun! Great locations in Babylon, Commack, Huntington, Lindenhurst, Pt. Jefferson, Sayville, Smithtown, and Stony Brook,
888-909-2822
Email [email protected]

Enroll in March and save $30 per week. Summer day camp fun! Destination Science kids, ages 5-11, enjoy those “aha!” moments! STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning is more important than ever before. In fact, it’s a national movement. Start your child’s journey this summer by heading toward Destination Science! 2014 topics: Astronaut Training... Moon Mission 2014, Robot Mania and Mysterious Techno Detectives, Rocking Gizmos and Rolling Gadgets, Curious Creatures, and The Grossology Zone.

EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road, Suite 102, Bethpage
516-746-1115
Email [email protected]

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 (June 30-July 25) is geared towards 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 (August 4-15) is a half-day program, Monday-Friday, and focuses on development of ballet fundamentals.

ID TECH ACADEMIES FOR TEENS
Held at NYU, Vassar, Princeton, Stanford, and select prestigious universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, game development, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. Two-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Held at prestigious universities including NYU, Vassar, Stanford, and others. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 at iD Tech Camps.

ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, and over 80 universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, and others. Also two-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18.

THE LANYARD LADIES
2374 Jericho Turnpike , Garden City Park
516-578-2248
Partner Party Locations in Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan
Email [email protected]

Girls love camp and they love making friendship bracelets even more. We teach you how to make friendship bracelets and lanyard during our awesome birthday parties. We bring the party to you or you can come to our fabulous party room. We provide materials to make hundreds of designs with one-on-one, step-by-step instruction. Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? We offer kids classes twice a week. Try our Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Craft Kit and an instructional DVD for making lanyards at home. Purchase at thelanyardladies.com.

LONG ISLAND SCIENCE CENTER
11 W. Main St., Riverhead
631-208-8000
Email [email protected]

Enroll your child in Summer Science Laboratories at the LISC! Labs are offered every week this summer from July 7-Aug. 22. Labs run Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm. Drop off time is between 8:30-9am. Only $175 per child per week (members $150)! Check our website on the Summer Camps page for weekly laboratory themes. Just bring a bagged lunch, we supply the snacks! Make the most of your child’s summer and sign up for Summer Science Laboratories!

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

SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2 E. Main St., Smithtown
631-724-3700

Register now for our Summer Theatre Enhancement Program. This is an intensive theater training program designed to give all students, novices, and seasoned performers alike the opportunity to participate in the theater experience. Offered in two sessions, each session runs Monday–Friday, 9am-3pm, for three weeks. Session one: July 7-25; session two: Aug. 4-22. Classes include dance, voice for the musical theater, and acting technique and improvisation. A trip to NYC to see Newsies or Wicked is included. Program culminates in a 90-minute showcase performance.

SMITHTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
239 Middle Country Road, Smithtown
631-265-6768

Spend the summer immersed in history at the houses and barns of the Smithtown Historical Society. Visit a tavern, homestead, and working farm as you explore our lush 20-acre grounds. Learn what life was like for children in the past through programs taught by community and museum professionals. Bringing historic traditions to life through games, crafts, and unique hands-on educational experiences, our programs will offer you the most enriching summer around! Ages 6-12, June 30-Aug. 29. Join us for educational programs year round during school breaks and select Saturdays.

SPORTIME TENNIS & MULTI-SPORT CAMPS
Several locations throughout Long Island,
888-698-3647
Ages 3-15
Email [email protected]

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.

THE RINX/HIDDEN POND DAY CAMP
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
631-232-3222 x201

Director Peter Trupia has been involved with children’s camps since 1971, along with Matt Pagliari, who has more than 20 years of camp experience and has been a camp director since 2007. Since 1992 HPDC campers have enjoyed our two NHL-sized indoor ice-skating rinks, heated Olympic-sized pool, and 97 acres of the great outdoors. Three-week minimum. Enjoy team sports, creative and performing arts, climbing wall, high ropes, go-karts, archery, gamers den, and special event days. Lunch and snack included. Ages 4-15; 9am-4pm. Extended hours available.

TUMBLING TUNES
212 Laurel Road, East Northport
631-697-0140
Email [email protected]

At Tumbling Tunes, we encourage high self-esteem through an energetic and fun, yet safe environment. We offer music classes, art classes, music for babies, and gymnastics for 3- to 6-year-olds, as well as birthday parties, open play, and drop-off for children 6 months to 8 years. During our summer session we offer music, gymnastics, art, and science camps. Camps can be reserved by the day or week, and are for children ages 2½-8. Sibling, Stroller Strides, and North Shore Mama discounts are available. All classes are led by NYS-certified early childhood education teacher Kerry Anastasi.

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 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. Usdan is chartered by the NY State Regents.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Email [email protected]

Camp ThinkTank is a summer enrichment experience for gifted young scholars in first through eighth 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 and/or 90th percentile on national tests is required. Call 631-549-2313 or visit villageeastgifted.com.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

S.O.A.R. ahead this summer at Vincent Smith School’s Social Opportunities and Remediation Program. S.O.A.R. is a student directed program that provides children in fourth through eighth grades the opportunity to remediate, maintain, or enrich their skill sets in the areas of reading, writing, math, and social cognition. Each area is explored for approximately 45 minutes daily from 9am-12pm. Students polish their reading, writing, and math skills and at the same time social cognition skills are learned using hands-on activities and creative role-playing. For information, call 516-365-4900.

WORLD GYM
607 Middle Country Road, Coram
631-732-5500

World Gym Coram is the premier full-service fitness center that caters to families. Babysitting for ages 3 months to 12 years is free with membership along with group fitness classes, indoor heated pool, sauna, and more. Our year-round Swim School, summer day camp for ages 3-12 that runs July-August, and our daily Kids Fitness Program for ages 7-12 will help keep your children fit. We also host birthday parties, have classes for seniors, and three newly renovated racquetball courts! Stop by for a free tour!

TRADITIONAL

APPLE DAY CAMP
298 Middle Road, Riverhead
631-369-0440

Apple Day Camp offers a unique summer camp program that combines traditional summer camp and travel camp. Apple Day Camp is a nine-week summer camp offering fun-filled activities on more than 77 acres of beautiful campus and four trips per week including the beach, field trips, and Splish Splash. Campers have the opportunity to ride horses, rock wall climb, hike trails, play sports, make crafts, participate in arts and drama, and build lasting friendships. Apple Day Camp welcomes campers with special needs, including ADHD and behavior disorders. All-inclusive pricing. Payment plans available.

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Valley Stream, and West Islip,
516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email [email protected]

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 years, 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.

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS
2350 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale
631-609-0438

Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly sports and specialty day camp programs on campus at Farmingdale State College. Summer 2014 camps will run from June 20-Aug. 22. 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.

KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave., Melville
631-694-3399

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 very 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!

KNOX SCHOOL SUMMER ADVENTURES
541 Long Beach Road, St. James
631-686-1640

Knox offers affordability and flexibility for working parents! You pick the days and weeks! Make their schedule around your schedule! Extended care runs from 7am-6pm and is staffed by adult professionals. Regular offerings include: kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding off our waterfront property, American Red Cross swim instruction, regular beach visits, tennis, volleyball, basketball, Gaga ball, field and fitness games, LEGO robotics, chess and games, marine science, fine arts, and more! Specialty camps in lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and horseback riding. Call 631-686-1640 or visit knoxschool.org/summercamp

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. Lifeguards and nurse on staff and licensed. Call for early registration discounts.

OASIS IN MT. SINAI
800-317-1392
Cedar Beach:
Harbor Beach Road, Mt. Sinai
Holtsville Ecology Center:
249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
Email [email protected]

Oasis is excited to extend its family to Suffolk County, moving into two stunning locations in Mt. Sinai at Cedar Beach and at the Holtsville Ecology Center. A unique opportunity, campers attending one camp will get to experience the amenities (pools, beach, zoo) at the other location every week! Oasis is a traditional day camp for children ages 5-11. Activities include athletics, creative and performing arts, nature exploration, Red Cross Swim Instruction, and much more. Also offered is the Early Start Imagination camp, meeting the physical, and emotional needs of 4-5 year-old pre-K campers.

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