UPDATED MARCH 2015: Looking for the best day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps, and camper outings in Queens, NY? Whether your child is interested in sports, theater, gymnastics, art, martial arts, or other specialty camps, or if you're looking for academic summer programs, you'll find what you're looking for in our comprehensive guide to summer camps and programs in Astoria, Bayside, Flushing, Forest Hills, Jamaica and all other parts of Queens.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage
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, open trampoline bounce time and a separate trampoline and inflatable zone for ages 2-5. Our Syosset location also offers an indoor trampoline bungee jump and a regulation volleyball court, which can be transformed into a junior soccer field or Newcomb court. 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!
FLUSHING TOWN HALL
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Flushing Town Hall brings a curated selection of unique family programming from around the world to a diverse community in the five boroughs and beyond. Our smart, eclectic, and fun performances and workshops in traditional and modern music, dance, puppetry, theater, and visual arts astonish and delight children and adults alike. We invite our audiences to experience global culture through the arts, and explore the ways in which seeing something new can pique curiosity and influence and elevate young minds. For tickets and more information, visit flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700 x222.
SERVICES FOR CAMPERS
1026 Sixth Ave., Suite 502, New York
46 Miller St. Fairfield, CT
Stop head lice now! Going to camp or running a camp? We manage your head lice problems! You can send your campers to us or we will come to you. We’re the trusted, household-safe solution for frantic families. Pediatricians and parents recommend us, and kids love us! We get the job done! Expel head lice from your camp by being proactive and preventative. Screen your camp before commencing the fun. We are all-natural and 100-percent guaranteed. We give peace of mind everyday. Call Hair Fairies now!
UNION MEDICAL URGENT CARE
186-06 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
Union Medical Urgent Care is an established, state-of-the-art medical facility staffed with board-certified physicians who offer care for non-life threatening issues 365 days a year. Featuring an on-site lab and digital X-ray imaging suites, UMUC is available to treat unexpected illnesses, sutures, cuts, bruises, broken bones, colds, flu, upset stomach, throat cultures, vaccinations, physicals, DMV vision tests, and more. Appointments are never necessary. Open weekdays, 8am-9pm; weekends, 9am-9pm. UMUC is conveniently located just blocks from the Grand Central Parkway and Long Island Expressway. We are available for all your camp physicals and any required documentation.
BAYVIEW SWIM CLUB
217-14 24th Ave., Bay Terrace
The Bayview Swim Club at the Bay Terrace Country Club, overlooking Little Neck Bay, is the place to for your family this summer. Enroll your child in our American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program or indulge in private swim lessons. Participate in water aerobics or aqua Zumba classes. Book a pool party for your child’s birthday. Choose from two party packages. Each includes swimming, a private party area, lunch and soft drinks for kids, a catering menu and cash bar for adults, and a party coordinator to assist you, so you can be a guest at your own party.
CHRIST THE KING SUMMER CAMPS
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
Ages: 2 1/2-14
For ages 3-16. Don’t miss the summer fun at CK! Christ the King has three exciting summer camps to offer children of all ages. Camps appeal to all interests, including soccer, basketball, dance, drama, cooking, arts, waterslides, and karate. Flexible scheduling and a convenient location. For more information please call or visit our website at ctkny.org.
150-50 14th Road, Whitestone
Join our summer Mini Camp for children of all ages. Our creative program and highly qualified staff lead your child through a summer of fun, friends, and fitness. Our state-of-the-art facility is also available for birthday parties. Call for more.
THE CHURCH-IN-THE-GARDENS NURSERY SCHOOL
50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills
The Church-in-the-Gardens Nursery School provides a fun, loving, secure, and nurturing environment to facilitate each child’s extended experience from the first environment, the home, to the next level of development: the school. Our highly accredited preschool was featured on four major news networks for our excellent multi-cultural program. Having achieved a 99 rating from the Board of Education for our instructional and fiscal program review, it is evident that we continue to achieve success as a result of the school, staff, and parents working cooperatively and harmoniously for the educational growth of our children. Call about our Summer Cooperative Program.
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
The DanceSource Studio, since 1994, offers ballet, pointe, tap, gymnastics, hip-hop, Bollywood, Indian dance, modern, ballroom, salsa, yoga, and belly dance classes. We also offer birthday parties and private dance instruction for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and quinceañeras. Administration: Monday-Wednesday, 4:30-7:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-2pm, and Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm. Rental space is available. Russian speaking dance instructor on Thursdays! We emphasize fun in our dance classes. Check us out! Bring this advertisement to The DanceSource and get your first group class free!
FASTRACKIDS SUMMER CAMP
98-00 62nd Drive, Rego Park - Park City
This summer, enroll your child in a fun and exciting adventure that he or she will use for life. FasTracKids is offering an eight-week fun, interactive learning program for children ages 3-10. This fast-paced, fun, and fully interactive learning adventure will captivate and entertain as it delivers truly meaningful lessons. FasTracKids’ program will include arts and crafts, swimming, math and English, science experiments, yoga, Virtual World Journey Tour, and other exciting activities. Enrollment is limited, so call FasTracKids now to reserve a spot for your child. We are now open in Rego Park: 98-00 62nd Drive.
FOREST HILLS KIDS CORNER (TM)
Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C.
108-10 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
All Star Studios
108-21 72nd Ave., 4th Floor, Forest Hills
The best in the field: Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C. and All Star Studios. Belle Arti offers lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice, drums, woodwinds, music theory, and Musical Aurora®, a unique music program for children ages 2-5. All Star Studios offer classes in theater, tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and acrobatics for ages 3 and older.
34-28 214th Place, Bayside
George Garland's Go! Tennis is a tennis oasis in the middle of Queens. Located at the beautiful North Shore Tennis and Racquets Club in Bayside, Go! Tennis provides first class facilities and programs at affordable rates. We offer junior instructional programs, birthday parties, and our highly successful summer tennis and sports day camp. George and his staff have more than 30 years of experience teaching and running programs in the Queens area. Go! Tennis/North Shore is also the home of the new North Shore Indoor Sports turf facility.
HUG MUSIC, MUSIC LESSONS & MUSIC THERAPY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
HUG MUSIC’s mission is to nurture a love for music by promoting students’ musical growth and important life skills.HUG MUSIC offers various programs to all individuals age 6 months and older, including children with special needs. HUG MUSIC provides early childhood music groups, private lessons on piano, guitar, violin, and music therapy. Our original method, Musicreative, is especially effective for children with autism, Down syndrome, PDD, ADD, and ADHD. Classes will be given during the summer session and special summer programs will be announced soon on our website.
JEI LEARNING CENTERS
200 -13 32nd Ave., Bayside
256-10 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
Since 1977, our programs have helped children achieve academic success around the world. JEI has a scientific diagnostic system for children in pre-K through ninth grade, pinpointing the missing links in learning and prescribing individual study programs based on specific needs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. We offer multi-day preschool alternative and summer camp programs. Our Lil’ Genius classes focus on creativity, collaboration, and communication in an interactive environment using touch-screen technology found in leading public and private schools. Call about our flexible weekly summer program and early registration discounts.
JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
This specially developed program, for children 8 months through 3½ years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grown-ups to share the joy of a child’s early learning. Classes are limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We offer an enrichment class with an emphasis on reading readiness; six-week mini-program; partial separation and separation classes for 2½- to 3-year-olds.
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
Summer does not mean learning should be put on hold! Kent Prep offers summer enrichment classes from July 7-Aug. 20 to help students in pre-K and older set forth confidently in the upcoming semester. With a developmentally appropriate curriculum led by age-specific instructors, Kent students receive the instruction and attention needed to excel. Please visit kentprep.com to schedule an appointment with a counselor for more information.
LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, 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.
MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
43-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
Now Open at Laguardia Center
43-32 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
Mathnasium Learning Centers, with more than 450 locations in the U.S., as well as in 16 countries, offer math-only educational programs. In a relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium is where kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. With personalized curricula, instant feedback, and proven, time-tested lesson plans designed by experienced instructors, Mathnasium guides students to develop and maintain the mathematics knowledge needed to succeed. Programs, including homework help and test prep, run year-round for kids of all ages!
MOMMY, MUSIC, & ME, INC
Offering Music Together® classes in Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Glendale, Little Neck, Long Island City and Whitestone, Queens
We proudly announce our newest locations: Pilates Bodies, Fresh Meadows, and LICAM, LIC. Since 2003, we have provided the gold standard Music Together® music and movement program for grown-ups and the children they love. Thousands of families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers have experienced our classes with highly trained, registered Music Together® teachers. Families value the positive effects on speech articulation, fine and gross motor skills, pre-linguistic skills, rhythm, tone, and socialization. Schedule your free trial class before summer. Visit mommymusicandme.com for information on our free Summer Concert Series.
Find the location near you
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.
NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
We tutor kids in grades K-12. For the past six years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel in school. Our excellent, highly dedicated, and experienced tutors are very competent. We provide students with a foundation of education they can use throughout their life. We specialize in homework help and offer critical thinking and writing classes. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We also have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, and science citywide and statewide exams. We are highly recommended by various educators.
NYU SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS
At The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle
The NYU Summer Program for Kids is the only seven-week, therapeutic day program in the New York area for children ages 7-11 with ADHD. Our methods are grounded in the latest research, and our clinical psychologists continually evaluate the program to help each child. The focus of the program is to build self-esteem and help children develop attentional, organizational, and friendship skills. Clinical psychologists and qualified teachers supervise undergraduate and graduate-level counselors. Our staff/child ratio is 1:2. The program is directed by Karen Fleiss, Psy.D., a nationally renowned clinical psychologist and expert in the treatment of children with ADHD. Enrollment is limited.
PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY OF NEW YORK
35-57 89th Street, Jackson Heights
PACONY I: 35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
PACONY II: 80-20 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 203 Elmhurst
Performing Arts Conservatory of New York invites you to participate in our 2015 summer program. Children will be exposed to all of the school’s programs including music, art, dance, drama, and Spanish. Students also have free time to enjoy snacks and movies. Our outstanding artist-teachers and active concert performers will help your children to develop their artistic and musical talent. For more information, please call 718-639-1425 or 917-774-3411, or visit paconyartsny.com.
POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
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.
PROGRESSIVE MARTIAL ARTS
175-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
Progressive Martial Arts offers classes for youth ages 3 and older, in age-specific programs appropriate for kids’ developmental and emotional stages. We teach important self-defense and martial arts skills, and fitness and health are key components to our curriculum. Youth enjoy fitness drills, obstacle courses, and circuit training, as well as running in our fun but disciplined classes. Our youth program is like no other, offering character development, discipline, and self-defense techniques that give each child a strong start in life. Call about our summer programs.
QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
43-50 Main St., Flushing
The Children's Garden, sponsored by HSBC, is a hands-on program for children ages 5-12 that teaches about plants, gardens, and nature while kids have fun playing in a beautiful environment. It’s the first “green” children’s program in Queens, and offers the opportunity to practice different sustainable gardening techniques such as composting, mulching, and learning about recycling. Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants, and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and environmental stewardship.
QUEENS DANCE PROJECT
214-26 41st Ave., Bayside
Summer is around the corner and Queens Dance Project is getting ready! We will have a dance day camp for ages 3-10, as well as afternoon and evening classes for children, teens, and adults. Our classes include break dance, acro, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, ballet, mommy and me, and more! Plan a party in the summer and receive $25 off a party package!
ROBOMINDTECH STEM LEARNING CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
Robomindtech is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) learning center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics and LEGO® play into a unique, hands-on curriculum for ages 4-14, designed to inspire young minds. Channel your child’s creative energy into fun science and robotics activities that teach important concepts in an active immersion environment. We offer weekly summer camps. Look for our after-school programs, off-site school workshops, and school field trips. RoboMindTech is the tournament partner of the World Robotics Olympiad. Home of the 2013 First Lego League Champion.
SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
347-756-2988; 347-756-2568 (para Español)
SFUSA offers two types of soccer summer camps. The first option is a drop-off summer camp that can be booked on a weekly or daily basis. The second option is our Flexible Class Pass. You will have the entire six-week season to use up the amount of classes you purchase. Go to the beach, hang out with family and friends—you will still have time to attend your classes and not worry about make-ups.
TRIUMPH GYMNASTICS CENTER
79-41 Cooper Ave., Glendale
Recreational and team gymnastics camp: July 6-Aug. 28, 2015. We offer a summer camp program for children 4 and older. This program is designed to introduce your child to gymnastics and increase their athletic ability, while providing a safe and fun environment. We also offer a team training camp program for our more experienced gymnasts. The summer camp is staffed with experienced coaches. Gymnastics is a great way to improve your child’s confidence while having a lot of fun!
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY ZOO CAMP
Summer camps at the Wildlife Conservation Society provide a unique chance for kids of all ages to get up close and personal with animals from around the globe without traveling far from home. The Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium introduce your child to wildlife and wild places through exciting investigations, animal encounters, hands-on activities, and crafts. Teens can learn what it takes to be a zookeeper, design an exhibit, and more in our Teen Internship! Visit wcs.org/summer-camps for details and registration, or call 800-433-4149.
THE CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
Where learning and fun are rolled into one! We give children an educational foundation they can take with them throughout their student years. Our summer program is no exception. Children have access to outdoor activities daily, water activities three days a week, and tennis lessons, which are new for summer 2015. We offer flexibility and a wide range of options to assist families with busy schedules. Emphasis is placed on both socialization and academic excellence, all in a calming and loving setting. Our beautiful facility offers an outdoor playground and a full-sized gym.
HAPPY DAYS DAY CAMP
P.O. Box 640236, Oakland Gardens
At Happy Days Day Camp, our mission is to create a fun, exploratory, and safe environment for your children. Our No. 1 priority is your children’s safety. We employ well-trained personnel and staff who work with the children to develop interests and talents to their optimal potential. We follow a socially responsive practice. Children build relationships, laugh and smile, and have fun-filled days. Here, we stay true to our name, committed to providing everlasting, memorable ‘Happy Days’ all summer.
HILLCREST JEWISH CENTER DAY CAMP
183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing
The camp “where everybody knows your name” offers preschool, nursery, and kindergarten for ages 4-5; junior for ages 6-7; senior for ages 8-10; tween for ages 11-13; and a CIT program. The age-appropriate programs include Red Cross swim instruction, arts and crafts, video games, outdoor play and exercise, sports, tennis, field trips, Jewish culture program, organized games and activities, and weekly cookout. Teen lounge and late night trips offered for upper campers. Fee includes transportation, hot kosher lunch and afternoon snack, trip admission fees, T-shirt, and a group picture. Partial season program available.
IVY DAY SCHOOL
70-44 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
At Ivy Day School, we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students developing essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, and music and dance year-round, along with access to computers, art, and indoor playrooms. In the summer, children will have an opportunity to attend various planned educational and recreational field trips. Your children are our priority and we strive to enrich their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.
KON GEN INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL
196-25 42nd Ave., Flushing
Kon Gen opens its door at a new 20,000-square-foot childcare facility. We serve children ages 2-5 and are fully equipped with a professional dance studio, science discovery lab, outdoor play area, outdoor botanical garden, and individual piano rooms. Our project-based curriculum engages children to explore, solve problems, and construct knowledge through hands-on investigations including research, reflection, and response. Offering free full-day UPK, G&T enriched curriculum, and summer camp for grades K-2.
LITTLE APPLE PRESCHOOL
213-54 35th Ave., Bayside
We believe the best way to stimulate both cognitive and physical development is through play! We immerse our children in a creative curriculum that allows for active learning and discovery through art, music, dance, yoga, and nature. Our little ones get to explore tactile art, role-play, and sign language. Our summer program is full of outdoor and indoor activities to achieve a well-rounded learning experience immersed in nature. In 2015 we will be expanding our facility to accommodate current and new families, introducing a sensory gym, therapy room, after-school program, and two new classrooms.
MAGIC DAY CAMP
75-25 Bell Blvd.,
Magic Day Camp, "Where Every Day Is Magical," offers children ages 4-14 adventure and activities that stimulate and motivate a young person’s mind and physical ability. We are the only traveling camp that swims everyday in a heated Olympic Country Club pool, in addition to a jam packed fun day with professional adult counselors that work and understand children. With multiple exciting weekly trips, our rates also include door-to-door transportation, hot and cold healthy lunches, professional tennis, dance, martial arts, and instructional sports programs for all children.
MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Mill Basin
Mill Basin Day Camp is dedicated to providing an exciting and fulfilling camp experience for campers and parents. Founded in 1998, MBDC has become the largest and most popular summer day camp in Brooklyn. MBDC serves campers annually from Brooklyn, Long Island, and Queens. A modern, fully equipped, air-conditioned, and secure facility, MBDC offers a wide range of on-site activities for children entering pre-K through ninth grades. Come in for a tour of our facility.
OASIS DAY CAMP
at Queensborough Community College, Bayside
Oasis in Bayside offers campers a traditional summer day camp with a focus on academic enrichment in STEM and ELA. Campers’ days are filled with engaging activities developed and taught by teachers, coaches, and dedicated youth workers. Campers ages 3-11 participate in a variety of activities including athletics, yoga, cooking, fine arts, and instructional swimming. Oasis offers Early Start Imagination Camp for pre-K children ages 3-5. Our popular Teen Travel program for ages 12-15 gives teens the opportunity to take unique daily trips while forming lifelong friendships. Visit oasischildren.com.
PEE WEE FOLKS
12-45 Clintonville St., Whitestone
Camp Pee Wee offers an exciting experience for campers ages 2-4. Camp Pee Wee allows you to customize a schedule to meet your summer needs. Kidz Camp is our camp for older children ages 5-10. We have been established in our community for more than 32 years. Our programs are supervised by experienced and qualified staff members. We offer a variety of activities to make their summer days memorable. We will be running trips two days a week to many of our favorite summer places, such as Fun Zone, Medieval Times, Adventureland, and many summer hot spots! Visit our website: peeweefolkspreschool.com.
WORLD OF DISCOVERY DAY CAMP
World of Discovery Day Camp creates an environment where kids can just be kids. Since 1977, children ages 4-15 have enjoyed baseball, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, dance and drama, carnivals, scavenger hunts, swimming, Olympic week, trips, and much more. Counselors must meet stringent standards and all directors and assistant directors are New York state-certified and trained in CPR, first aid, and responding to emergency. All swim instructors are certified lifeguards. Door-to-door transportation is provided.
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