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SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN QUEENS

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UPDATED JUNE 2014: Search for the best summer activities for kids in Queens, NY. Our guide helps you choose from Queens kids classes, Queens summer camps, summer programs, activities near Queens, NY, and family excursions in the Queens and New York City area. NYMetroParents has your summer activities in Astoria, Flushing, Jamaica, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, and the rest of Queens, NY. 
 

ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS 

BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
516-762-1300
612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage
845-268-4000

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 a separate trampoline and inflatable zone for ages 2-6.

COOKIE'S - THE KIDS DEPARTMENT STORE
Brooklyn:
510 Fulton St.
718-797-3300
982 Flatbush Ave.
718-287-2300
265 Livingston St.
718-797-3300
Queens:
166-21 Jamaica Ave.
718-291-7700
Bronx:
1534 Westchester Ave.
718-991-9500
576 Melrose Ave.
718-585-0800

In preparation for summer, all Cookie’s Kids locations have increased their stock of lightweight active wear, swimwear, sandals, shorts, and more – everything a kid needs for sunny day fun. In addition to swimsuits, bikinis, trunks, and board shorts, Cookie’s Kids also carries swim goggles and other accessories to make days at the pool and beach a blast. Kids going away to camp can find a wide selection of technical outerwear and backpacks to suit their needs. All this, plus a wide selection of seasonal toys, proves that Cookie’s Kids is fully prepared for summer fun.

HOWE CAVERNS ADVENTURE PARK
255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave
518-296-8900

Discover Howe Caverns, New York’s second-most-visited natural attraction! Descend below the Earth’s surface to see the largest show cave in the Northeast. Enjoy a comfortable, 90-minute guided tour, including an underground boat ride. Or get ready to say “Howe Fun” at Howe High Adventure Park, offering a four-tower, 40-foot high zip line, ropes course, air jumper, rock wall, and 1,100-foot wet-and-wild ride in the 12-foot H2OGO Ball! Experience the HC Mining Company for gem and fossil mining, geode cutting, and jewelry making. Motel, café, sweet shop, and shopping on property.

LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE & PIRATES COVE
354 Great Meadows Road, Route 611, Hope, NJ
908-459-9000

Land of Make Believe is Celebrating its 60th Birthday with a new ride, “Pirate’s Escape,” and thanking its loyal patrons with a chance to win a new Ford Escape. (No purchase necessary.) LOMB’s secret is, it was specifically built for parents to participate with their children. This magical amusement park and a pirate-themed, state-of-the-art water park features short lines, free parking, low prices, and awesome family fun. Bring your own food and enjoy our beautiful picnic grove. A safe, wholesome family atmosphere is just minutes away. Visit us on Facebook.

LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER
Westchester's Ridge Hill, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers
866-243-0770
Email [email protected]

Welcome to one of Westchester's top kids attractions and one of the world's biggest boxes of LEGO® bricks! Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester and see New York's top landmarks made out of Lego bricks, learn secrets from the Master Model Builder, experience our indoor soft play, and score big on our LEGO rides. Ideal for children ages 3-10, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is perfect for families of the biggest LEGO fans! With 15 different attractions all included in the admission price, purchasing tickets online is the only way to guarantee entry to the center, as tickets are limited. We look forward to welcoming you!

MOVIEWORLD CINEMAS
242-02 61st Ave. (Douglaston Shopping Center - Behind Fairway), Douglaston
718-423-9200

Family-owned and -operated since 2006, we provide top quality digital movies at affordable prices for your family. During the summer, Movieworld offers many options for schools and camps. Groups can come in weekly or monthly and we offer special discounted rates, all the latest movies, your own private theater, popcorn and drink options, and plenty of space for your group to be comfortable. We have children’s birthday parties starting at only $11.95 per person. Choose from any of our currently playing movies or bring your child's favorite DVD to play on the big screen! Please call to find out about our birthday party packages.

NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE (NYSCI)
47-01 111th St. (7 Train to 111th St.), Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
718-699-0005

The New York Hall of Science is New York City’s only hands-on science and technology center with more than 450 interactive exhibits, Rocket Park Mini Golf, New York’s largest science playground, and ongoing summer events! NYSCI also offers after-school science clubs with activities designed around enhancing topics and skills students are learning in school. For more information, please visit nysci.org.

PARK CITY SWIM CLUB
98-00 62nd Drive, Rego Park
212-769-0201 (before May 23)
718-830-9634
Email [email protected]

Heated 40-by-80-foot large pool and 25-foot round kiddy pool. Locker room and showers. Public basketball courts and children's playground area across the street. Concessions. Large deck area with lounge chairs. Located five minutes from Queens Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway. Up to eight-week rental season available. Bus parking available. Located in prestigious Rego Park residential community. Family memberships available.

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
43-50 Main St., Flushing
718-886-3800
Email [email protected]

HSBC Children's Garden 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 like 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.

ROCKING HORSE RANCH RESORT
600 State Route 44/55, Highland
845-691-2927
Email [email protected]

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is your family’s all-inclusive summer getaway! Located just 90 minutes from New York City, Rocking Horse Ranch is the summer adventure your family will never forget. Experience unlimited horseback riding, Big Splash Indoor Water Park, and our private lake featuring water skiing (instruction and equipment included), paddle boating, and Big Banana Boat Rides. Enjoy delicious all-you-can-eat meals including our famous summer family BBQ and nightly entertainment. Book now. Kids Stay Free offer for a limited time. Visit rockinghorseranch.com for more information.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular comes to Barclays Center from July 16 through July 20. This dazzling spectacle of unprecedented size and quality will captivate an audience of all ages. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear them roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin, to the glint in their eye, the dinosaurs are back!


PROGRAMS & CLASSES 

A LITTLE PERSONALIZED
72-24 Austin St., Forest Hills
516-712-7002
505 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
Email [email protected]

We offer gifts and items for all ages with a personalized twist. All of our products include a free personalization. We offer everything from towels, robes, and iPhone cases to backpacks, bar and bat mitzvah favors, baby blankets, and bridal gifts. Now is the time to start thinking about what your child will bring to camp with them. We offer all kinds of personalized camp items. Our in-house embroidery machines, artists, and seamstresses allow us to offer fast turn-around. Call to find out more and ask about our kids sewing classes.

ABC FANTASY LAND PRESCHOOL
66-20 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside
718-672-2424

ABC is the start of the alphabet and of education. Our newly renovated facility with 10 large rooms, indoor gym, and a spacious outdoor fenced-in playground provides a friendly preschool environment for children ages 2-6. The curriculum includes literacy, reading, arithmetic, computers, science, social studies, and gymnastics. Our student-to-teacher ratio allows our qualified staff to focus on each child. Hot meals daily: breakfast, lunch, and snack. Transportation available. We accept child care assistance programs like ACS and HRA. The summer camp offers creative, recreational activities, sprinklers, and on-site “trips,” including pony rides and animal shows.

ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE
718-902-2325
Lower East Side - 112 Ridge St.
Queens - Forest Hills, Jamaica Estates, Kew Garden Hills, Rego Park
Brooklyn - Crown Heights

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 2010. Register now!

AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Flushing
718-479-8522
72-24 61st St., Glendale

American Dance & Drama Studio is the original neighborhood school that was established more than 40 years ago at the same location. We offer quality teaching and an extremely professional staff, while maintaining a fun and exciting environment. Come visit our new, multi-level, hi-tech studios — the largest in Queens at 7,000-square-feet! We offer classes for ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, as well as gymnastics, drama, Zumba, belly dance, and singing. Over the summer we offer both a flexible full- and half-day summer camp, as well as, summer dance, drama, and vocal classes.

APPLETREE DAY CARE CENTER
73-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-264-1588
73-12 197th St., Fresh Meadows
718-217-6666

AppleTree Day Care Center is committed to helping children reach goals and milestones through developmentally appropriate practices. Starting from our toddlers, all the way to our UPK, and after-school and summer programs, children are treated as unique individuals that are challenged, praised, and acknowledged. We take pride in watching children grow from toddlers to elementary school children, and having parents reflect back on their child’s success. We are the foundation of our future leader’s success. We strive to provide a strong and healthy learning environment for all children in our community.

BAYVIEW SWIM CLUB
217-14 24th Ave., Bay Terrace
718-428-0100
Email [email protected]

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 AND AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA SUMMER CAMP
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
917-602-6271
Ages: 2 1/2-14

Join us this summer at our Dance, Theatre Arts, and Sports Camp. We offer full-day and half-day options. You may sign up from 1-to-5 days per week. You may sign up for one week or all six weeks. Early drop off and late pickup is included in our fee. Children are grouped according to age in small groups with certified teachers. Activities include dance, drama, vocal, gymnastics, cooking, arts and crafts, sports, karate, kick boxing, computers, hip hop, and breakdancing. Groups go outside and play in our sprinklers, water slides, and moonbounces. Camp is air-conditioned.

CHRIST THE KING CONTINUING EDUCATION
Christ the King Summer Camps
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village,
718-366-7454
Directors: Joseph Arbitello and Cara Fragias
Ages: 3-16 years old
Email [email protected]

Don’t miss the summer fun at Christ the King! 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, water slides, and karate. Flexible scheduling and a convenient location. For more information please call or visit our website at ctkny.org.

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.

THE CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
718-888-9341

Where learning and fun are rolled into one! We give children a foundation of education they can take with them throughout their student years. Our summer program is no exception. The children will have access to outdoor activities daily, with water activities three days a week. We offer flexibility and a wide range of options to assist our families with their 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.

THE DANCESOURCE
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
718-997-1278
Email [email protected]

The DanceSource offers a concentrated five-week dance program, for a terrific price of $75 for five lessons, once a week over the five weeks of July 5-Aug. 8, 2014. This gives you a golden opportunity to see just what great professional dance instructors are available to you at The DanceSource, including ballet, pointe, tap, gymnastics, modern, hip hop, jazz, ballroom, Salsa, Zumba, Egyptian Belly Dance, stretch, and alignment. We also have Belly Dance, Barata Nathyam, Georgian Dance, and martial arts offered by independent instructors. Check our schedule, give us a call, or send us an email. We'll be glad to give you a great set of summer classes this summer at The DanceSource!

FASTRACKIDS SUMMER CAMP
98-00 62nd Drive, Rego Park - Park City
718-441-3762

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
718-261-2237
All Star Studios
108-21 72nd Ave., 4th Floor, Forest Hills
718-268-2280

The best in the field: Belle Arti Center for the Arts, LLC (108-10 72nd Ave., Forest Hills; 718-261-2237; belleartiny.com) and All Star Studios (108-21 72nd Ave., Forest Hills; 718-268-2280; allstarstudiosnyc.com). Belle Arti offers lessons in piano, violin, cello, guitar, voice, woodwinds, music theory, and Musical Aurora®, a unique music program for children ages 2-5. All Star Studios offer classes on theater, tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and acrobatics for ages 3 and older.

FOREST PARK PRESCHOOL
102-35 63rd Road, Forest Hills
718-896-4444
Email [email protected]

Forest Park Day Camp is for children ages 2-6 years. The camp offers a wide variety of age-appropriate activities, ranging from swimming in our in-ground pool, supervised playing on our playground, creative arts and crafts, and trips. The camp setting is in an air-conditioned facility with breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily. Parents find our camp just right for their youngsters.

HAPPY DAYS DAY CAMP
P.O. Box 640236, Oakland Gardens
718-888-0264
Email happydaysdaycamp.com

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
718-380-4145
Email [email protected]

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.

HILLCREST JEWISH CENTER DAY CAMP
183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing
718-380-4145
Email [email protected]

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.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
25-30 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
718-230-4600

Huntington Learning Center offers four summer programs to help your child prepare for the next school year. Each program is individualized to your child’s ability and skill level based on an initial academic evaluation, and consists of 50 hours of instruction which your child can spread throughout the summer, or complete in more concentrated bursts allowing for participation in sports, camps, and family vacations. Help your child build skills, motivation, and confidence with a Huntington Summer Program.

IVY DAY SCHOOL
Main Campus: 65-01 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
718-460-6366
Flushing Branch
70-44 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
718-880-1888
Email [email protected]

Books and blocks, music and dance, art and creativity! At Ivy Day School, we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, dance, and more in our state-of-the-art facility, along with access to computer, art, and indoor playrooms. Your children are our priority and we strive to enrich their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.

JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1218
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
718-939-8687

We are celebrating our 41st anniversary providing excellence in early childhood education to children ages 2-6 years. Our eight-week summer prep program features presentations from museums, music and movement specialists, yoga, folk dancing, preparatory lessons to reinforce English language learning, language labs, interactive classroom lessons, workbooks designed to support new lessons, and review materials to prepare for the school year ahead. Splash in our sprinklers and climb in our playground to round out a fun summer. Convenient curbside child drop-off and experienced multi-lingual staff. Free full-day, 6 hours and 20 minute UPK for September 2014! Please call for rates and registration.

JEI LEARNING CENTER - AUBURNDALE-WHITESTONE
200-13 32nd Ave., Bayside
347-408-4098
Email [email protected]

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.

JOAN DORFMAN COHEN, PH.D., APRN, BC
350 Northern Blvd., Suite 310, Great Neck
516-482-3312

Dr. Cohen is a board-certified neurofeedback specialist and expert in the treatment of ADD, ADHD, LD, PDD, and autism spectrum disorders. EEG biofeedback (neurotherapy), a proven non-medication treatment, provides permanent results, as well as eliminates many behavior problems. Make use of the summer program for success in September. Dr. Cohen and special education professionals work directly with you, your child, and teachers to provide an individualized program including neurotherapy, parenting strategies, family counseling, individual therapy, educational planning, and tutoring. Her practice includes individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, as well as marriage counseling. Dr. Cohen has cared for children and adults for more than 35 years.

JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
516-433-0003
800-404-2204

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.

KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
718-423-5757
Email [email protected]

Summer does not mean learning should be put on hold! Kent Prep offers summer enrichment classes from July 7-Aug. 28 to help students from pre-K and up 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.

LANA'S GYMNASTICS CLUB
71-25 Main St., Flushing
718-263-2121
Email [email protected]

Lana's Gymnastics is the ultimate in gymnastic schools, offering the finest instruction all year-round. Skilled instructors have gymnastic safety certificates. The 8,000-square-foot facility has new Olympic-quality equipment. Students can join as a beginner or all the way up to advanced levels. Lana's has just introduced the long-awaited Mommy and Me program for children ages 2-4 during mornings and evenings. Lana's also offers summer camp with swimming throughout the week, trips, meals provided twice a day, and included transportation.

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

At Little Apple Preschool, we believe that active learning is best achieved during play. This is why we indulge in a creative curriculum that allows for children to explore and discover while having fun. Our summer program is full of outdoor and indoor activities to achieve a well-rounded learning experience immersed in nature. Tactile art, role play, puppets, invented spelling, and storytelling are used to stimulate our little ones with lessons covered in fun. We provide a soothing and comforting environment that they can trust and grow in.

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160
Email liu.edu/post/giftedyouth

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.

MAGIC CARPET SUMMER DAY CAMP
718-634-8109

Summer magic is here! Children ages 4-14 are invited to experience our unique camp adventure with incredible trips such as Adventure Land, Luna Park, New York Hall of Science, and so much more. Our all-inclusive rates include daily transportation. Yes, we pickup, and drop off your child. Our day is excitingly filled with sun and fun! Daily swimming, hot and cold lunches, and a free T-shirt and tote bag are provided for all. Two- to eight-week sessions are available. Exceptional supervision for our campers is our first priority!

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
43-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-747-MATH (6284)
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
718-544-MATH (6284)
Now Open at Laguardia Center
43-32 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
718-726-MATH (6284)

Mathnasium Learning Centers, with more than 400 locations in the U.S., offer math-only educational programs during the school year, as well as in the summer! In a relaxed, stress-free environment, Mathnasium is where kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. With personalized curriculums, 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. Call us today to hear all about our programs for students of all ages!

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

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 9th grades. Come in for a tour of our facility. Door-to-door pick-up in Brooklyn and Queens; pick-up available in Nassau County.

MOMMY, MUSIC, & ME, INC.®
Offering Music Together® classes in Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Glendale, Little Neck, and Whitestone, Queens
718-229-0033

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 and registered Music Together® teachers. Families value the positive effects on speech articulation, small and large gross motor skills, pre-linguistic skills, rhythm, tone, and socialization. Schedule your free trial class before summer. Visit mommymusicandme.com for information on our summer 2014 free concerts at Crocheron Park: July 17; Flushing Meadows Park: July 29; and Alley Pond Park: August 6.

MUD GENIUS
The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 221-91 26th Ave., Bayside
718-428-8288
Email [email protected]

At Mud Genius you walk in as a customer and out as an artist. We are a walk-in, paint-your-own-pottery studio. We offer in-store parties for all occasions, including birthdays, and showers, or you can have a “Party to Go” where we will deliver our materials and a host to assist you to set up your dream party. All the pottery is fired, wrapped, and labeled for pick up. Every Thursday is Ladies’ Night—a great mom’s night out. Call us to find out about Genius Club and our summer program for kids.

NEW YORK TIBETAN SERVICE CENTER (NYTSC)
30-79 Steinway St., Astoria
718-278-8700 or 917-687-6535

NYTSC Center offers a 2014 summer camp program, which costs less than $35 a day, and lunch is included! Summer camp is designed for children ages 5-12. Our certified teachers have exciting summer activities which includes field trips, the library, and New York park trips. Classrooms are filled with arts and crafts, books, and educational computer programs and games. Chinese Mandarin language class and dance lessons are new this year. Contact us at 718-278-1570. Come see the classrooms and register now! Space is limited.

NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508

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.

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

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.

PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY OF NEW YORK
35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
718-639-1425
80-21 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 203, Jackson Heights
917-774-3411
Email [email protected]

Performing Arts Conservatory of New York invites you to participate in our 2014 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 paconyarts.com.

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.

PROGRESSIVE MARTIAL ARTS
175-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
718-461-0700
Email [email protected]

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.

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.

SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
347-756-2988; 347-756-2568 (para Español)
Email [email protected]

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.

USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing
718-760-6200

The USTA Billie Jean National Ten¬nis Center offers year-round programs as well as fun-filled summer camps for all ages and levels. We offer camps from the recreational student up to and including Academy level players. Enrollment is available online at www.ntc.usta.com. Campers work on ten¬nis techniques, tactics, sports condition¬ing, and strategy geared to maximizing learning while having fun. As the students develop, they are advanced to more challenging groups. Our camp also offers cross-training activities, such as soccer, softball, basketball, and many field trips such as swimming.

VIENNA MUSIC
41-08 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
718-423-1688
Email [email protected]

With a top-notch facility, and our talented and experienced instructors, Vienna Music provides the most suitable, and professional environment for music development. We provide programs that accommodate students of all ages and levels: One-on-one music lesson in piano, violin, viola, flute, saxophone, guitar, vocal, and more; Kids-Do-Re-Me for children younger than 5; music theory class prepares students for NYSSMA exam and Royal Music Exam; summer group program for instruments in ukulele, violin, flute, and guitar is now open. Call now and mention Queens Parents to receive up to 15% discount for your package.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900
Email [email protected]

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.

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

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.


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