Queens NY Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

Queens NY Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

February 8, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Queens NY Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

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UPDATED February 2016: Find results for the best day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps, and camper outings in Queens, NY. Search Queens camps for kids interested in sports programs, theater, gymnastics, art or martial arts. Browse academic summer programs for kids in Queens, including Astoria, Flushing, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Fresh Meadows, and Forest Hills.

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FLUSHING TOWN HALL
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
718-463-7700
Email schoi@flushingtownhall,org

Flushing Town Hall brings a curated selection of distinctive family programming from across the globe to “the world’s borough” of Queens. This landmark venue presents lively performances and experiential workshops in music, dance, puppetry, theater, and visual arts for audiences of all ages. Summer features free outdoor concerts, dance lessons, family workshops, a cultural camp, and yoga. The venue is a popular rental destination for birthdays and other celebrations– always providing a chance to experience something new and engage young minds. For tickets and information, visit flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700 x222.

PINK CANARY DESSERTS
13-11 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
718-729-1819
Email info@pinkcanarydesserts.com

I love cookies! Make some things you love, to give to those you love, or gobble them up yourself. Learn how to decorate cookies with royal icing and use edible paint and markers to draw and paint lovely and tasty designs. $30 registration fee (includes all materials). Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Pink Canary Desserts, 13-11 Jackson Ave., Feb. 17, 1:30-3pm, for ages 4 and older. Summer camps-bring your campers to our Camp Cookie and Camp Cupcake this summer. Call for available dates and pre-registration. Camp just got tastier!

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108-21 72nd Ave. (4th floor), Forest Hills
718-268-2280

Sign up today to perform at halftime in the world's most famous arena! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for dancers age 7-18. No experience necessary. The clinic, held at the end of August, includes: eight hours of dance and choreography from our professional instructors, All Star performance attire and shoes, one ticket for the dancer and two tickets for family or friends. Early bird special $299 before March 15, $350 after. $50 non-refundable deposit will hold dancer’s spot. Registration after July 1 will require payment in full. Dancer must attend all four days.

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

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

CHRISTY'S GYMNASTICS
150-50 14th Road, Whitestone
718-767-0123

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 information.

EXTREME MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
43-23 Bell Blvd. (Entrance on 214th Place), Bayside
718-506-5327

Extreme Academy was founded in 1992 by two-time American Champion Kru Lacosta. At Extreme Academy we provide a safe and exciting environment for children to build their self-esteem, discipline, and character while improving their skills as a martial artist. Our curriculum teaches all ages a unique number system that can help your child get fit and healthy while keeping their minds sharp through these developmental stages. In 2016 we will have a Kids Summer Weight Loss Boot Camp where our kids can have fun and stay fit.

FAMILY CENTER FOR AUTISM (THE)
1517 Franklin Ave., Garden City
516-355-9400
Email info@familycenterforautism.org

The Family Center for Autism provides a full range of innovative summer programs-from daytime enrichment to evening and weekend recreational activities-all led by professionals experienced in the field of behavior analysis. Visit our state-of-the-art building at 1517 Franklin Ave.in Garden City, or go to familycenterforautism.org to find out how we can turn this summer into a life-changing experience.

HUG MUSIC, CREATIVE & NURTURING MUSIC LESSONS FOR EVERYBODY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
718-487-4309
Email contact@hugmusicny.com

Hug Music's mission is to nurture a love for music by promoting students’ musical growth and important life skills. We offer various programs to all individuals including children with special needs. We offer music groups to children (ages 6 months-7 years), private and dyad lessons on piano, voice, guitar, and music therapy. Our original method, Musicreative, is especially effective for children with autism and ADHD to improve important learning skills. New! ukulele and guitar group for 4-7yrs old. Summer program will be announced on our website. For more information, contact us today!

JEI LEARNING CENTERS
200 -13 32nd Ave., Auberndale-Whitestone
347-408-4098
auburndale.jeilearning.com
256-10 Union Turnpike, Floral Park
718-347-3138
jeifloralpark.com
192-11 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-740-7888
cloverprep.com
485 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-2234
greatneck.jeilearning.com
98-00 62nd Drive, Rego Park
718-441-3762
regoparkacademy.com


Avoid summer slide, keep learning and growing all summer long with JEI! Summer is usually a time when children have fun and put their brains to rest; while it is important to allow children to express their creative selves through engaging activities, it is equally important to constantly stimulate and challenge their brains. Enroll your child at JEI for a high-quality academic camp experience! Preschool through ninth grade. Call your local JEI Center for more information.

JOYCE MUSIC CENTER
252-20 Northern Blvd. #204, Little Neck
718-428-3048
Email info@joycemusiccenter.com

Joyce Music Center teaches students the fundamentals in learning to play classical instruments and improve their discipline. We offer private lessons in piano, guitar, flute, violin, viola, cello, and vocals. We offer free trial lessons with appointment. All of our instructors are highly experienced in musical pedagogy and are attuned to teaching students the best way to progress in their musical acquisition. Currently, we have open registration for our Summer Music Program for children, which offers fun musical activities and games. Register now and receive a discount off regular prices.

KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
718-423-5757

Kent Prep is currently accepting registrations for after-school and Saturday enrichment programs in preparation for the upcoming NY Statewide Exam. While targeting grade level NYS Common Core standards, premeditated pretests gauge proficiency levels to avoid risking loss of motivation in teaching material that the students have already mastered. Various programs and schedules are available to meet each child’s needs. Please email info@kentprep.com or call 718-423-5757 for more information, or to schedule a consultation.

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160
Email vera.savino@LIU.EDU

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The LIU Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading schools in the metropolitan area; and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS-QUEENS
43-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-747-MATH (6284)
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
718-544-MATH (6284)
Laguardia Center
43-32 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
718-726-MATH (6284)
185-10 Union Turnpike,
Fresh Meadows
718-544-MATH(6284)
mathnasium.com


Mathnasium Learning Centers offer math-only educational programs for students of all ages in more than 600 centers worldwide. In a relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium is where kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math, and gain confidence in their math abilities. With personalized curriculum, instant feedback, and proven, time-tested learning plans designed by experienced instructors, Mathnasium guides students to develop and maintain the mathematics knowledge needed to succeed. We offer programs throughout the summer-call us today to enroll in our membership!

NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508
Email tutornina@hotmail.com

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.


PACONY I: 35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
718-639-1425
PACONY II: 80-20 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 203 Elmhurst
917-774-3411


Email performingartsny@live.com

Performing Arts Conservatory of New York invites you to participate in its 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 develop their artistic and musical talent. For more information, please call 718-639-1425 or 917-774-3411, or visit paconyartsny.com.

PROGRESSIVE MARTIAL ARTS
175-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
718-461-0700
Email ks@progressivemartialarts.com

Progressive Martial Arts offers classes for 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.

ROBOMINDTECH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-ROBO (7626)
Nassau:
RoboMindTech Premier Education
Creativity, Science, Robotics, and LEGO Learning Fun
575 Jericho Turnpike,
Jericho
718-264-7626


Email robomindtech@gmail.com

Robomindtech is an award winning S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) education center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics, video game making, modeling, and Lego® creative play into a unique, hands-on curriculum designed to inspire young minds. Channel your child’s creative energy into fun science 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 fun after-school programs, off-site school workshops, and school field trips. Call to RSVP-free trial class.

ROSE ACADEMY OF BALLET
70-11 Austin St., Forest Hills
718-520-0207
Email racademyofballet@gmail.com

Located in the heart of Forest hills, our pre-ballet classes combine movement and music, while always leaving space for personal creativity. Preschool skills are reinforced as students are introduced to the fundamentals of ballet. Children gain physical strength, personal confidence, and increased body awareness, all while exploring ballet and having fun. Our ballet classes feature professional instruction and live accompaniment. We offer tap for ages 3 and older, and a refreshing twist on day camps, our performing arts-based summer day program for children ages 3-7.

SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
106-06 Queens Blvd., 3rd Floor, Forest Hills
718-261-2403 ; 347-756-2988; 347-756-2568 (para Español)
Email soccerfriendsusa@hotmail.com

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, and you will still have time to attend your classes and not worry about make-ups.

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

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

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


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

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

At All My Children Day Care’s day camp, we provide a place for your child to grow both emotionally and intellectually. Our staff is certified with an extensive background in early childhood development and education. Our programs include theater, nature, music, dance, technology, and field trips. Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm, for children ages 6 months through 9 years. Free full-day UPK for children born in 2012. Register now.

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

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

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Floral Park, Hicksville, Valley Stream, and West Islip,
516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email info@campsrus.org

At Camps 'R' Us, we provide families with the most safe, fun, and affordable summer day camp experience available. Our award-winning camp programs offer children ages 3-15 years, a diverse summer experience, including sports, arts and crafts, gaming, swimming, bowling, trips, and special events. Our premier facilities, top-notch staff, and unique affordability have earned us the reputation as one of the best summer camps on Long Island. We are delighted to introduce its seventh campus in summer 2016, at Our Lady of the Snows School in Floral Park.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email csmontessori@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori school runs a summer camp during July and August for children 18 months-6 years old. Camp has weekly themes that revolve around the projects and discussions the children have. Toddlers have play-based mornings spent in our playground. Primary (3 years and older) spends part of the mornings doing academics then spends afternoons in the playground while toddlers nap. Camp is a great way to acclimate your child to a school environment. Please contact us for information on enrollment at 516-466-8422 or info@cmsgn.com.

HILLCREST JEWISH CENTER DAY CAMP
183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing
718-380-4145
Email daycamp@hillcrestjc.org

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, 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
65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
New Location: 104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
718-997-1997


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, music, and dance year-round, along with access to computer, 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.

KEW-FOREST SCHOOL (THE) SUMMER AT KEW-FOREST
119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills
718-268-4667 x108
Email summer@kewforest.org

The Kew-Forest School is an independent, co-ed, college-preparatory school located in Queens. To serve the community's need for a safe and exciting summer program, we offer Summer at Kew-Forest! for all children entering grades pre-K to eighth. We blend academics and recreation in a fun and relaxed environment. Academics provides enrichment in reading, writing, and mathematics and our recreational program builds individual interest in activities such as art, sports, science, cooking, and drama.

KUEI LUCK EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
99-39 66th Ave., Rego Park
718-670-9909

We are a brand new preschool opening in the Rego Park-Forest Hills area; a Mandarin immersion and Reggio inspired school for children ages 1-5. We believe in developing independent thinkers and motivated learners through an inspiring child-led environment. Schedule your tour to receive an application. Please call for open house dates and to find out more about our summer program.

LITTLE APPLE PRESCHOOL
213-54 35th Ave., Bayside
718-838-9243

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. We have expanded our facility to accommodate current and new families, introducing a sensory gym, and two new classrooms.

MAGIC DAY CAMP
75-25 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-634-8109

Magic Day Camp, "Where Every Day Is Magical," offers children ages 4-14 adventures and activities that stimulate and motivate a young person’s mind and physical ability. We are the only traveling camp that swims every day in an Olympic country club pool, in addition to a jam-packed fun day with professional adult counselors that work with and understand children. With multiple exciting weekly trips, our rates also include door-to-door transportation, hot and cold healthy lunches, professional tennis, dance, and instructional sports programs for all children.

MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Mill Basin
718-251-6200

Summers are times to spend with friends, make memories, and share experiences. We are dedicated to providing an exciting and fulfilling camp experience for both children and parents through fun, recreation, and safe activities. Our modern, private facility offers a wide range of activities for children entering grades pre-k to ninth. There are five individual camps, each offering its own unique and innovative program. Bring the family for a personal tour of our facility and discussion of the program that bests suits your needs.

PEE WEE FOLKS
12-45 Clintonville St., Whitestone
718-746-6107

Pee Wee Folks is a renowned preschool, operating for over 35 years. We are recognized for our powerful curriculum and strong sense of community. Our school offers programs for children ages 2 through 5 as well as an after-school program for students 5-10. Registration for the 2016-2017 school year has begun! Pee Wee Folks also has a wonderful summer camp program for children ages 2-10. We offer both onsite activities in our fabulous playground complete with water slide and music garden, and field trips for our older campers.

WORLD OF DISCOVERY DAY CAMP
718-229-3037


Email info@worldofdiscovery.org

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, and trips. 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.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF QUEENS
800-856-1043

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun-filled summers for thousands of Queens youngsters. YPDCQ is accredited by the American Camp Association. YPDCQ provides a dynamic, diversified, and professionally supervised program enabling children to see, try, and experience many activities. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, natural science, academics, educational and recreational field trips, as well as many other special events. Ages 4-15. Free transportation. Ask about our Premium Program. Sibling discounts. Union and HRA vouchers accepted.




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