Find the best summer activities for kids in Nassau County, Long Island. NYMetroParents' guide helps you find kids classes, Nassau County summer camps, summer programs, activities near Nassau County, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities for kids in Garden City, Port Washington, Hicksville, Great Neck, Merrick, and the rest of Nassau County, Long Island.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
AAA NEW YORK
229 Seventh St., Garden City
729 Smithtown Bypass, Route 347, Smithtown
SeaWorld’s exclusive AAA ticket plus Meal Deal- food and fun - all in one! AAA members get all the fun and a meal for less than a day’s admission at SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens. Meal Deal includes one entrée, accompanying side item, and regular non-alcoholic beverage. Tickets are available on AAA.com/Seaworld and in participating club branch offices. Offer is not valid at gate. Buy your AAA member exclusive Meal Deal today and experience unique attractions, exciting thrills and up-close animal encounters. Restrictions apply.
ANIMAL FARM PETTING ZOO & FAMILY PARK
296 Wading River Road, Manorville
This interactive park is the perfect place for children to meet animals - parrots, monkeys, camel, llamas, wallaby, reptiles, emu and other exotic animals to pet and feed. Lots of new babies to hand-feed, baby pigs and cows to bottle feed, free pony rides, Super Cow Musical Puppet Show, turtle train, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Safari tour train additional. Birthday party and group rates available. Hours are 10am-5pm daily, weekends 10am-6pm. Open April through October.
611 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
There's no better place than Basketworks for all your camper's favorite things. We make the most creative and unique Visiting Day Baskets and carry the coolest and most trendy bunk gifts and goodies. We make our chocolate pretzel pies and fresh chocolate covered popcorn ball cones, and carry the largest selection of fun candy around.
101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale
BounceU Farmingdale was voted “Best of Long Island” for Children’s Party Place, Camp and Family Amusement Center. We provide the ideal combination of inflatable structures, a clean environment, incredible customer service and non-stop excitement in a private-party atmosphere. We feature giant inflatable toys and a wide variety of activities for children and adults, including basketball and boxing, obstacle courses and slides. We take pride in providing superior customer service. Private parties are meticulously planned and prepared by our knowledgeable staff, so parents can relax and enjoy themselves.
THE CANDY STORE
1061 Willis Ave., Albertson
The Candy Store caters to everyone's sweet cravings, from gourmet chocolates to nostalgic favorites. Besides being the best place to get Bunk Junk, this summer we will offer a variety of programs to kids of all ages. Of course, there's always every child's dream -- a birthday party in a candy store.
CUPCAKE CORNER TOO!
62 New Hyde Park Road, Garden City
Cupcake Corner Too! is our party facility located across the street from our bakery and cafe. We offer children's birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, Ladies Night Out events, Girl Scout and Boy Scout activities, elegant afternoon tea parties, and ongoing Summer Craft Camp. We also host ongoing themed parties each month. We offer educational and fun-filled summer camp sessions. One fun project per day, plus a full nutritious lunch, tasty snack, games, dancing, and sunshine in our private garden. Call for details and to register 516-328-2253.
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For your summer getaway, only Hershey, PA offers a fun-filled family experience with more than 65 rides and attractions at Hersheypark including the all-new Skyrush, the tallest, fastest, and longest coaster in Hersheypark with one-of-a-kind winged outer seats! Stay over at The Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge and book the Kids Stay, Play & Eat Package, and enjoy the convenience of overnight accommodations and tickets to Hersheypark. See package details and book on-line at hersheypa.com.
HOWE CAVERNS ADVENTURE PARK
255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave
Discover Howe Caverns, New York State’s second-most-visited natural attraction! Descend below the Earth’s surface to see the largest Show Cave in the Northeast. Enjoy comfortable guided tours of an underground cavern, a boat ride on the underground Lake of Venus, and historical exhibits. Our all-new Howe High Adventure Park offers a Ropes Course, Air Jumper, 4-Tower, 40-ft.-high Zip Line, and 26-ft. Rock Climbing Wall. Then climb into our New H2OGO Ball and take a wet and wild ride 1,100 feet down the beautiful Caverns Estate hillside. For more information visit howecaverns.com or call 518-296-8900.
54A Motor Parkway, Commack
Host the ultimate laser tag and dodge ball birthday party at Lazerland! We have the only two-level laser tag arena in New York! We have recently expanded and have four new party rooms, two sports stadiums, and our newest attraction, Laser Frenzy. Every Friday and Saturday night we offer unlimited laser tag and dodge ball for $20 per person from 7:30-11:30pm. It’s a great night out for the kids in a safe environment. Register for Camp Lazerland, at only $160 per week. Call 631-543-8300 or visit lazerlandofli.com for more information.
LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM & EXHIBITION CENTER
431 E. Main St., Riverhead
631-208-9200 xH20 (426)
Two great attractions in one fin-tastic destination - with more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, Pirate Snorkel, the all-new Shark Keeper program, and more, the Aquarium and Exhibition Center is a great place to visit anytime of the year. Don’t miss the Exhibition Center’s Butterflies and Birds. Add to the fun with an overnight stay at the Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina located adjacent to the property.
LONG ISLAND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Create lasting summer memories with camp visits to Long Island Children’s Museum. Bring your campers to LICM for hands-on discovery and exciting exploration. Choose the visit that suits your age group, interest and schedule. Make a day of it: Add a matinee performance in the LICM Theater or add additional museum play time. Visits offered Monday-Friday: morning (10-11:30am) or afternoon session (12-1:30pm). Call 526-224-5869 to book your camp visit and see our site at licm.org.
MAXIMUM TRAVEL CAMP
3132 Long Beach Road, Oceanside
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, certified in first aid, CPR, AED, and EPI Pen. Camper-to-counselor ratio is 7-to-1. A nurse travels with the camp.
149 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst
Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our all-new show. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun, and more excitement than ever before. As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty. Hang on to your helmet. The show is about to begin.
MONSTER JAM PATH OF DESTRUCTION
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Mayhem returns to MetLife Stadium on Saturday, June 15, at Monster Jam Path of Destruction. Celebrating a decade of destruction with Tom Meents and Max-D—one of the most decorated World Finals champions of all time—again attempting to land a double backflip, Monster Jam features more than 4,000 tons of dirt, 50 crush cars, and 16 of the world’s most popular trucks competing in intense racing and freestyle competition. Affordably priced for families, starting at $35 for adults, $15 for kids. Visit monsterjam.com orticketmaster.com for ticket sales information.
NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
The NYCB Theatre at Westbury is pleased to announce the 2013 Children’s Summer Show Series. Tickets for each show are available for $14.95 each plus applicable charges. Groups of 11 or more save 30%. Purchase a package of 4 shows and also receive a discount. Snack and lunch packs available. Show lineup includes: 7/11 – Pinkalicious; 7/16 –The Wizard of OZ; 7/23 – Cinderella’s Wedding; 7/30 – Alice in Wonderland; 8/6 – Pinocchio; 8/13 – Beauty and the Beast; 8/20 – Peter Pan.
PUMP IT UP LONG ISLAND
135 Dupont St., Plainview
225 Community Drive, Suite 250
Great Neck, NY 11021
Pump It Up is now offering pop in play sessions to keep your kids active and healthy all summer long. Bring your child to bounce, jump, and slide in our private arenas filled with gigantic inflatables. Come to laugh and have fun in a clean, safe environment. Call each location for specific days and times.
SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2 E. Main St., Smithtown
All our old friends, plus a few new ones, are here in this marvelous musical adaptation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We’ll meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen, and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs. There’s also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen— a fox, you could say! Following the traditional story line the fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes. The show runs June 8-23, Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 11am.
PROGRAMS & CLASSES
MID-ISLAND Y JCC SUMMER CAMP
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
We offer children ages 6 weeks to 5 years a certified early childhood and day care facility for the summer. Options include toddler camp, preschool camp, kindergarten readiness, and camp beginnings (even split between building and campground time). Choose your session length and/or after camp day care based on need. Five outside play areas, dance, drama and movement, three air-conditioned gymnasium areas, Olympic-sized pool and Red Cross swim instruction, outdoor water park, play areas, karate, daily sports instruction, special events, thematic weeks, camp show, and more. Children are grouped by age for traditional age-appropriate activities.
ABILITIES, INC. AT THE VISCARDI CENTER
201 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson
The 2013 Abilities, Inc. Transition Services Summer Program focuses on three spheres of development and training: social, vocational, and leisure/recreational. The six-week program incorporates vocational instruction, work experience, community integration, and travel training. Each week also includes a recreational/educational trip to a local attraction. For more information, call Barry Tussman at 516-465-1529 or email email@example.com, or Jillian Bianco at 516-465-1423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABSOLUTE BEST CARE
40 Underhill Blvd., Suite 2E, Syosset
516-802-3780 ; 631-486-4594
Absolute Best Care specializes in placing the most qualified baby nurses, nannies, housekeepers, and babysitters. They provide live-in, live-out, full-time and part-time caregivers. Working one-on-one with your family, Absolute Best Care strives to make the perfect match. Absolute Best Care has developed and utilizes its own proprietary Five Step Screening Process for all care specialists, including face-to-face interviews with all candidates, solid references, background checks, and CPR training. Absolute Best Care is licensed, bonded, and a member of the International Nanny Association.
Water safety tips for this summer: 1. Stay close, be alert, and watch children in and around the pool. 2. Learn and practice water safety skills. Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim. 3. Have appropriate equipment for your pool or spa. Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. Research shows if a child doesn't learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will.
BACH TO ROCK
1015 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
Bach To Rock summer camps feature a variety of half- and full-day music programs for all ages—no experience necessary. Early education programs for ages 3-6 focus on developing musical skills by playing games. Rock Band and Glee Club for ages 7-11 feature playing music in groups culminating in a live band performance on the Back To Rock main stage. Our teen program for ages 12-15 uses state-of-the-art recording technology including Pro Tools to give hands on experience in recording, mixing, and mastering music in a our professional recording studio.
BETH SHOLOM DAY CAMP
401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
Beth Sholom Day Camp, serving the Nassau/Queens area for over 40 years, 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.
BRICKS 4 KIDZ
Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center, 49 Ira Road, Syosset
Off-site programs in Northport, Port Washington, and Dix Hills
Bricks 4 Kidz ™ summer camps provide a safe, relaxed learning environment where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated – all using LEGO® bricks. With themes including Space Adventures, Super Heroes, Mining and Crafting, and more for ages 6-9 and Introduction to Robotics and Movie Making for ages 9 and older, we offer a variety of unique proprietary model builds, themed games and activities that introduce STEM concepts to young children while they are having fun and socializing in a non-competitive environment. Camps are offered at our Creativity Center and off-site locations.
Camp Italia is a fun and unique experience where kids are surrounded by Italian sights and sounds! Children hear and speak Italian and learn about aspects of Italian life, traditions, music, and history through group games, songs, role playing, and skits. No prior knowledge of Italian necessary. We introduce Italian at a level that is relevant to kids. Our programs are custom-designed and interactive. We use materials from Italian suppliers, play the latest Italian music, and serve authentic Italian food and snacks. Venite…vi aspettiamo! Visit campitaliausa.org
CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Northport, and Valley Stream,
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.
COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY
The DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education. The DNALC "invented" DNA camps in 1985; since then over 14,000 students have participated. This summer we are offering fun, challenging science camps at five locations, for science enthusiasts entering grades 6-12. Guided by experienced instructors, students use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers.
COSMOKIDZ PRESCHOOL AND DAYCARE CENTER
71-33 162nd St., Fresh Meadows
Conveniently located in Queens near exit 25 off the L.I.E., a brand new state-of-the-art facility offering complete preschool and daycare with full- or half-day programs for ages 6 weeks-5 years. Extended hours 7:30am-7pm Monday-Friday. We’re equipped with spacious classrooms, video surveillance system, and a large enclosed outdoor padded playground. Our licensed New York state teachers conduct a range of learning activities including social and language skills, music, gym, arts and crafts, dramatic play, mathematics, and science. After-school programs, summer camp, and weekend enrichment programs including math and language (Chinese and Spanish) are available.
Summer Day Camp Fun! Camp Locations in Garden City, Jericho, Manhasset, Merrick, Wantagh,
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! 2013 topics: The Ultimate Survival Zone, Wacky Mega-Bot Tech, Astronaut Adventure Camp, and Crazy Coaster Science and Sea-fari Park! Special Offer: Save $10 per week when you use promo code NYParent. Offer expires 6/30/13.
ENGINEERING FOR KIDS
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.
59 Main St., 2nd Floor, Port Washington
61 Hillside Ave, Williston Park
760 S Broadway, Hicksville
304 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
Looking for a structured and fun educational environment during your child’s school break? Eye Level is proud to present our mini-camps! The camps are for ages 3-7, and run 9am-12pm. Eye Level Learning Center price: $55/day or $240/week. For more information call Eye Level at 516-472-7575.
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
1775 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Deer Park, by appt. only
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FASTRACKIDS & JEI LEARNING CENTER-BELLMORE
2583 Merrick Road, Bellmore
The summer break is the best time to help children make the transition to the next grade and adapt to the common core standards successfully. At the JEI Learning Center we give children the knowledge and practice they need to achieve great results on the state tests. We do this by teaching them basic concepts, word problems, extended response and more. Our curriculum is aligned with Common Core standards and customized for each individual. Get your child ahead of the game. Make the time for them to learn. A solid foundation will benefit them for life. For more information call us at 516-224-3177 or stop by our center, 2583 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
2583 Merrick Road, Bellmore
Expanding on last year’s success, we’re adding to this year’s camp by providing bus services, lunch, extended hours and more. Our mission: Provide children ages 5-13 with a safe, fun learning environment that provides a strong academic curriculum as well as fun physical fitness. Our academic session includes math, reading and writing, science, social studies, etc. Our activity session is packed with fun activities such as basketball, soccer, swimming, gymnastics, and tae kwon do. For more information call us at 516-224-3177 or stop by our center, 2583 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS
223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
546 Bedford Road, Armonk
Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly sports and specialty day camps at The College at Old Westbury. Summer 2013 camps run from June 24-Aug. 16. Programs are directed by experienced and qualified teachers and coaches who share a passion for working with children. Weekly programs are offered for 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.
GATEWAY SPORTS CLUB
Program offered at James Madison HS - Brooklyn, John Jay HS - Brooklyn and Block Institute - Brooklyn, Douglaston ICC, Flushing Aquatic Center, Hillcrest Jewish Center - Flushing, John Adams HS - South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill HS, Bayside HS, PS 224 - Bayside, Chaminade High School - Mineola
Gateway Sport, Inc. is a program that strives for excellence in academics and sports. Started with only seventeen students, the program has grown to over two thousand, and has been providing quality instruction for over 10 years. Our sports school prides itself on exceptional athletic programs that teach students how to swim (USS swim team, private lessons, baby & me, water aerobics, water polo, and lifeguard training), play basketball, tennis, soccer, and volleyball. Our goal is to add other non-traditional sports programming like martial arts, yoga, triathlon training, aquatic therapy, and scuba diving.
GROWING TREE NORTH
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
The Growing Tree Nursery School
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
Our learning center, for children 3 months-5 years, mirrors the philosophy of our other prestigious location, family-owned and -operated since 1979. Director, Dawn Friedman, M.S., is actively involved and understands individual needs of children and families. A creative curriculum inspires children to learn through play and exploration and achieve important social, emotional and self-sufficient skills. Computers, music, Italian and American Sign Language offered. Licensed by The Office of Children and Family Services. Staff CPR and First-Aid certified. Fully air conditioned classroom, library, nature room and indoor gyms. Spacious outdoor playgrounds.
GROWING TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
The Growing Tree North of Roslyn, Inc.
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
Overlooking the scenic Roslyn duck pond, this child-centered school is family-owned and -operated since 1979. Our caring, friendly environment provides warmth, support and guidance. Director, Dawn Friedman, M.S., is actively involved and understands individual needs of children and families. Licensed by The Office of Children and Family Services. Registered with NY State Department of Education. Programs for children ages 2-5. Classrooms are air-conditioned and our outdoor playground is fully equipped. Computer classes and Italian lessons offered. New Apple computer room with iPads and Apple computers. Enrollment is ongoing.
HANNAH KRONER SCHOOL OF DANCE
1180 Willis Ave., Albertson
Hannah Kroner Dance School offers many outstanding programs like “Dance, Music & Stories Altogether” for the tots and “Camp Dance Arts” for ages 3-7, which includes stories and craft making. Older children enjoy “Dance Fusion,” bringing together many dance forms. “Girls Funrobics” includes hula hooping, jumping rope, stepping, and hip-hop. Hannah Kroner also offers Zumba™, one hour of calorie-burning, easy-to-follow movements, and new Zumbatomics for kids. Hannah Kroner’s extremely knowledgeable dance educators choose what works for your individual needs.
INTEGRAL BALLET SUMMER OF DANCE
1842 Merrick Road, Merrick
Integral Ballet offers professional-track and recreational ballet and dance classes for children through adults. The school recently expanded into additional studio space to accommodate its growing corps de ballet and student company, as well as to expand its class offering for adults, recreational dancers, and their newly forming special needs program. This summer the school is offering Ballet Princess Summer Camp for ages 4-8, Summer Dance Intensive for ages 9-12, and evening and weekend classes for tots to adults.
ISCHOOL OF MUSIC & ART
14 Vanderventer Ave., Port Washington
14 Cold Spring Road, Syosset
325 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre
Your child will star in their own music video for which they will create the soundtrack and act! Music Video camp is two weeks long and has two rock concerts, plus a cultural field trip! The first week concentrates on recording the soundtrack and the second week will have the kids writing, directing, and acting to the music they recorded the first week. Also check out our Rock Band and Recording camps for ages 7 and older. Songwriters, beginners, and experienced kids are all welcome. Pick up and drop off service is available.
JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATRE AT NORTHPORT
250 Main St., Northport
Along with our Broadway quality shows the theater is also home to the John W. Engeman Studio of the Performing Arts. Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the Studio offers year-round classes and summer camp to children that focuses on singing, acting, dancing, and how to become a star. Full-time or part-time sessions available for ages 7-17. Summer camp begins June 24. Space is limited; session 1 and session 3 are still available.
KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave., Melville
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!
LEARNING RX JERICHO
333 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 200, Jericho
At LearningRx we’re helping kids and adults of all ages get better mental performance in school, at work, and in life by changing the brain. Every LearningRx client works one-on-one with a certified brain trainer for 12 weeks or longer, doing intense mental exercises that strengthen neural connections and even create new ones. By harnessing the brain’s lifelong neuroplasticity, we get scientifically measureable and permanent improvements, raising IQ an average of 15 points and changing how the brain thinks, reads, learns, remembers, and pays attention.
As parents, we know how important your daily schedule is. That's why Lice Miracles does in-home treatment service. Your child will be comfortable and less stressed while they are treated at home. Lice Miracles uses non-toxic, all natural products. Our staff is trained and certified in The Shepherd Method. Our technicians will go strand by strand to get rid of all the lice and nits. Within two hours you will be lice free and back to school or work.
LITTLE SPONGES EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER
1000 Shames Drive, Westbury
Our child care philosophy is based on flexibility and choices for children. Little Sponges respects and accommodates the individual developmental levels of each child, coming together as a classroom whose goal is to inspire a lifelong love of exploration and learning. Our program is specifically designed to provide each child with the solid academic and social foundation they’ll need for future learning success.
LONG ISLAND VOYAGER'S DAY CAMP
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. Our activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, laser tag, bowling, horseback riding, talent shows and movies, plus trips to Splish Splash, Adventureland, NY Mets and NY 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. New ages are 4-15 and our swim site is Wantagh pool and park.
MAD SCIENCE OF LONG ISLAND
P.O. Box 401, Woodmere
Mad Science will have children experiencing science in a whole new light this summer with fun and interactive activities. The camps will be running throughout Long Island with weekly full- and half-day themed sessions such as Eureka!, Robots and Reactions, Robot Engineers, Advanced Robotics, Junior Robotics, Science in Motion, Flight Academy, Detective Academy, Forensic Science, Crazy Chemworks, NASA Space Explorers, Let’s Get Growing, and Junior Scientists. Mad Science programs are developed by a team of professional educators, scientists, and entertainers to ensure accuracy, education, and fun.
MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
1003 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
110 Jackson Avenue, Syosset
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
3430 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh
414 Central Avenue, Cedarhurst
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.
MID-ISLAND Y JCC SUMMER CAMP
75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
An expansive, tree-lined 300-plus acre property in Wheatley Heights, minutes from the Nassau-Suffolk county border. We offer four large swimming pools, diving areas, a waterslide, rock wall, ropes courses, zipline, baseball, tennis, softball, mini-golf, gaga, volleyball, kickball, soccer, music, dance, drama, playgrounds, arts and crafts, themed days, overnight trips, and more. Our camps, including day camp, sports camps, theatrical camps, travel camps, and junior counselors, are coed and for children ages 5-14. Multiple-week and full sessions from June-August, 9am-4pm. Children are grouped by age and participate in traditional age-appropriate activities.
MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
Community Reformed Church, Manhasset
Established in 1990, the Music Institute of Long Island is a classical music school staffed by exceptional instructors. Its instrumental programs include violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba lessons in traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-88 years old; beginner to advanced. MILI offers voice lessons as well as Glee Club Singers, NYSSMA preparation, and Kindermusik for ages 18 months-7 years. MILI’s students perform three to eight times a year at various concert halls: i.e. Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, as well as various charities.
NORTH SHORE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
609 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
Established in 1998, founders of North Shore Performing Arts Center, Pamela Roeske and Angela Trivigno, pride themselves on helping children gain self-confidence, coordination, and self-expression. The instructors at NSPAC teach more than just how to dance—they teach their students the art of dance. It is the studio's mission to encourage all students to reach their full potential physically, emotionally, and socially. Small classes, positive instruction, friendly service, and an educated staff allow us to have one of the best and growing performing arts programs in the area, with more than 150 weekly classes to choose from.
POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
567 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
The new camp everyone's talking about! At our "Fun and Focus Summer Camp" children ages 4-14 spend seven 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/right hemisphere integration, brain wave vibration, HSP dance, brain screen study sessions, and more. Help your child create health, happiness, and peace using their Power Brain!
Locations in Bellmore, Carle Place, Commack, Great Neck, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Lynbrook, Maspeth, Park Slope, Syosset,
2459 Merrick Road, Bellmore
235 Glen Cove Road, Carle Place
6500 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
415 Northern Blvd., Great Neck
3276 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
656 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst
585 Merrick Road, Lynbrook
74-25 Grand Ave., Maspeth
418 - 420 5th Ave., Park Slope
358 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
At Premier Care, our highly trained and experienced emergency medicine doctors deliver expert care to you and your loved ones in a state-of-the-art, clean, and friendly environment. We work with your primary physician or pediatrician to help you or your child quickly get through any urgent medical need you may have. All our facilities have X-ray and laboratory services on site enabling us to diagnose and treat all urgent care medical conditions.
ROBOMINDTECH STEM LEARNING CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
RoboMindTech is a science and technology learning center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics and LEGO® play into a unique, hands-on curriculum for kids ages 4-14, designed to inspire young minds. Channel your child’s creative energy into creative science and robotics activities that teach important concepts in an active immersion environment. We offer weekly summer camps; come build your own amusement park or take the robotic Mars rover exploration challenge. Look for our after-school, vacation workshops, school field trips, and birthday parties. Join RoboMindTech’s Robotics team, Home of 2012 First LEGO® League Champion.
ROCK CAMP IN BRIDGEHAMPTON
At Bridgehampton High School Campus,
At Rock Camp Hamptons we bring the most talented musicians and educators to inspire young musicians, ages 6-18, who are either new to music or wish to master their instrument. Students learn a wide range of rock 'n roll styles, take lessons, read and write music, improvise, compose, learn music technology software, and create film scores. Our teachers are faculty from the finest schools, such as Berklee College of Music and Westminster Choir College. At the end of camp week, students perform a live rock show for the public.
SCHOOL OF ROCK, LLC
154 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
540 Smith St., Farmingdale
We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, and drums, and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. Our summer camp programs include Performance Camp, Recording and Performing, Woodstock, Modern vs. Classic, and more. See our website for complete details.
SCIENCE MATH ACADEMY
3115 Long Beach Road, Suite 302, Oceanside
Dr. Suneeta Paroly and her colleagues offer high quality education at very affordable prices. The faculty has advanced degrees in their field and many have multiple years of teaching experience at the college level. The faculty helps students in English (reading and writing), sciences, and mathematics (all grades). In addition, they help students prepare for SAT, SAT subject, and AP exams and in the college application process. They offer engaging, interactive summer camps that are geared to promote student learning. We tutor children from elementary school through high school. Let us partner with you and your children through their school years.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS SERVICE OF NASSAU
3375 Park Ave., Suite 4010, Wantagh
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 104
Lake Success, NY 11040
500 N. Broadway, Suite 141
Jericho, NY 11753
Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Speech Pathology and Swallowing Disorders Service of Nassau. Along with her group of therapists, she supports families and children, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, and expressive or receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding groups for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions are also offered. There are four other affiliated offices across Long Island.
SPORTIME TENNIS & MULTI-SPORT CAMPS
Several locations throughout Long Island,
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 LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
C.W. Post Campus, Brookville
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.
750 Hicksville Road, Seaford
Toddler Time is a year-round preschool with an extended day care program. This program offers a safe environment, first class teaching, nurturing and certified staff, small teacher-to-child ratio, and nurse on site. Programs consist of half-day, full-day, and extended hours from 7am-6pm. Teachers encourage social, emotional, and cognitive growth and promote self-confidence while learning. Children 18 months to 5 years can explore their unique talents in crafts, music, computers and creative play. Toddler Time is the perfect choice for working parents. For more information and a tour, call 516-520-6096.