If you're looking for the best Suffolk County, Long Island day camps or specialty camps, NYMetroParents has you covered. Whether your child is interested in dance, theater, martial arts, gymnastics, sports, or other specialty camps, or you're looking for academic summer programs, you'll find what you're looking for in our comprehensive guide to camps and summer programs in Suffolk County, Long Island. Our guide includes day camps, specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings for campers and families in Hicksville, Melville, Northport, Oyster Bay and all over Suffolk County, Long Island.
APPLE DAY CAMP
298 Middle Road, Riverhead
Apple Day Camp offers a unique summer camp program that combines the traditional summer camp with a travel camp, a truly one of a kind program. Apple Day Camp is a 9-week summer camp offering fun-filled activities on a beautiful 77+ acre campus and 4 trips per week including the beach, field trips, and Splish Splash. Campers have the opportunity to ride horses, rock wall climb, hike trails, play sports, make crafts, participate in arts and drama and build lasting friendships. Features all-inclusive pricing. Payment plans are available.
The Children's Center at Farmingdale State, Farmingdale
This fun-filled camp program on the grounds of Farmingdale State College has been running for over 25 years. The majority of the day is spent outdoors. Campers ages 5-12 will enjoy weekly themed activities, on-site entertainment, as well as exciting field trips. New this summer is the Camp Farmingdale Explorers program for campers ages 3-5. Campers will be able to participate in either a part day program or a full-day program at The Children’s Center. It’s run by our professional teaching staff. Campers will enjoy themed weekly activities and on-site entertainment.
CAMPS 'R' US - WHERE SUMMER VACATION IS OUR JOB!
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.
FUTURE STARS DAY CAMPS
2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale
546 Bedford Road, Armonk
Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly sports and specialty day camps at Farmingdale State College. 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.
HARBOR COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
17 Three Sisters Road, St James
Heidi Giffuni, Director
Email [email protected]
Harbor's summer camp and workshops, an extension of the Harbor Country Day School, represent a unique blend of summer fun and educational opportunities. Believing that children are always ready to learn as they play, Harbor creates an atmosphere in which children feel confident and excited to develop their interests and to explore new ones! With day camp, workshops, sports, swimming, early morning, after camp, and Counselor-in-Training programs, Harbor has provided a quality summer experience for boys and girls, pre-K-grade 10, for over twelve years.
KIDDIE ACADEMY OF BRIGHTWATERS
225 Howells Road, Bay Shore
Kiddie Academy of Brightwaters provides quality child care programs for children 6 weeks-12 years. We operate Monday through Friday, 6:30am-7pm, throughout the year while offering a variety of programs. Our Academy strives to ensure all children’s nutritional needs are met by providing a variety of healthy meals and snacks. Kiddie Academy of Brightwaters is an active member of the community providing services that meet all of our families’ needs. Call to schedule an appointment to visit our facility and meet our amazing staff.
KIDDIE KAMPUS OF MEDFORD
3235 Route 112, Building 5, Medford
The summer program at Kiddie Kampus provides educationally appropriate and fun themes. Activities, art projects and events are based on these chosen themes. Each summer Kiddie Kampus offers special activities for the children such as a physical fitness program, End-of-Summer Celebration and sprinkler days. A calendar of events is sent home every month for our families to be informed regarding events and for the children to be involved in what is happening each day. Come in and see what the summer program has to offer here at Kiddie Kampus.
PRECIOUS LAMBS CHILD CARE CENTER
630 Broadway Ave., Holbrook
Precious Lambs offers an outstanding summer program exclusively for ages 2 1/2-7 years. Learning through play is still continued during the hot summer months. We offer low children to staff ratios and each day teachers will provide daily learning experiences and literacy. Children participate in arts, crafts, special theme weeks such as carnival, beach days, and mardi gras. Water play, sports and exciting entertainment visits, cooking and drama experiences are also offered. Select from a one- to eight-week session. Think Precious Lambs for days filled with fun and excitement.
ST. DAVID'S DAY SCHOOL
573 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead
St. David’s mission is to provide a quality early childhood program which promotes the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and cultural development of the whole child in a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate child-centered learning environment while meeting the needs of each child and family. In addition, to offering a program from September-June, St. David’s offers a seven-week summer program which engages the children in many indoor and outdoor activities revolving around themes such as Under the Sea, Bugs, and author Eric Carle.
ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
280 East Main St., Smithtown
At St. Patrick’s Summer Camp, there is summer fun for everyone! From Kiddie Camp for ages 3-5, to Main Camp for ages 6–12, and Teen Travel for ages 13-15, there is a camp program that is just right for your child! During our On-Site days, campers will participate in music, art, science, dance, sports and snack. Our Trip Days include places such as Splish Splash, Adventureland, Fire Island and more! See our website for complete information.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMPS SUFFOLK
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.
ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
Now entering its 18th year, the Art League of Long Island’s Summer Art Adventure is an intensive, "thematic" art education experience for students ages 5-17. We teach children and teens new techniques that challenge them to think imaginatively and improve skills. Early childhood programs (ages 5-6) or Young Artists (ages 7-12) in one- to five-week sessions, July 8-Aug. 8; Teens (ages 12-14) in two- to four-week sessions, July 8-Aug. 2; or Teen Portfolio (ages 14-17) in three- to six-week sessions, July 8 - Aug. 15.
CAMP GOOD GRIEF
Camp Good Grief offers children a safe place to process and openly express their feelings. Created by East End Hospice in 1997, the camp offers specialized support for children, ages 4-17 years, grieving the loss of a parent or loved one. The experience is filled with traditional and fun camp activities, combined with grief education and emotional support. Experienced grief professionals and trained bereavement volunteers employ a variety of activities designed to give children the special tools needed to cope. Children find peer connections, support, and comfort from knowing that there are other children who understand what they are feeling and experiencing.
Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its weeklong summer program. Led by local educators, elementary school children are immersed into fun-filled, exciting, hands-on activities. Throughout the week, children work together to solve real-world challenges that prepare them for the 21st century. Whether they are creating a Duck Chucking Device or learning about games played around the globe, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems. Discounts available; register today. Call 800-968-4332 or visit campinvention.org.
COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Email [email protected]
Give your young explorer a summer surrounded by nature. Prepare to get wet and muddy while we investigate the nature around us. Encourage their love of science with week-long programs for pre-K to teens. Come to our open house to meet the educators and learn more May 15, 4-7pm. For more information, call 516-692-6768 or visit cshfha.org.
CORNELL MARINE CAMPS
Sea Stars Marine Camp
Fuch's Preserve, 21 Norwood Road, Northport
Sea Explorers Marine Camp
Sport Fishing Education Center, Ocean Parkway, Babylon
Each site offers a unique summer experience for children ages 6-14 with a focus on marine and environmental education. Our instructors use hands-on activities to teach about Long Island’s vital coastal habitats in fun and educational ways. Campers will discover the amazing creatures living in our local oceans, bays, salt marshes and freshwater ponds as they handle live critters, participate in beach activities and games, take nature walks and make fun arts & crafts. Special programs include Shark Weeks and a Best of Sea Explorers Week. For information on Preschool and School Break Programs visit ccesuffolk.org click on "Youth."
Summer Day Camp Fun! Camp Locations in Babylon, Centerport, Commack, Huntington, Pt. Jefferson, Sayville, Smithtown, Stony Brook,
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: Enroll in all four weeks and save $160 (ends 4/1/13).
DNA LEARNING CENTER
334 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
DNA Learning Center West
5 Delaware Drive, Suite 5, Lake Success
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. We offer fun, challenging summer camps at our Long Island centers in Cold Spring Harbor and Lake Success 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.
700 Hicksville Road, Suite 102, Bethpage
Email [email protected]
Eglevsky Ballet, since 1961, is dedicated to the art form of ballet. Take class with world-renowned instructors in our brand new, state of the art facilities in Bethpage, NY. Summer and fall registration are still open! Students perform in our Nutcracker at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. We welcome all levels of students.
91-1B Colin Drive, Holbrook
Gravity Cheer was established in 2000. It was the first All Star Cheer Gym on Long Island. Gravity Cheer offers classes for cheerleaders of every age and every ability level. We have Cheer Day coming up March 27 and 28. We offer classes in tumbling, cheerleading, dance, and aerobics in our 10,000-square foot heated and air conditioned facility. We have competitive teams for all, and also offer summer camps, clinics, birthday parties, private lessons, tumbling classes for boys, and so much more. Our competitive teams have won many national and regional titles and compete all over the country.
HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART
2 Prime Ave, Huntington
Make art, make friends, make memories! Ages 7-12. July 1-Aug. 9. New two-week sessions. What makes ArtSense different than other art camps? Children learn from and are inspired by original works of art in the Museum. Small classes allow for individualized attention and hands-on activities take place in the Museum and in fully equipped classrooms, where students create using a broad range of materials and techniques. On the last day of each workshop, families and friends are invited to a student exhibition and student-led tours of the Museum. Call now to register!
ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Pace, Columbia, Princeton & 60+ universities in 26 states,
Email [email protected]
Since 1999, over 150,000 students have immersed in hands-on learning to create iPhone and Android apps, video games, programs with C++ and Java, websites, movies, robots, and more. Beginner to advanced students ages 7-17 enroll in these fun and challenging, week-long, day, and overnight summer camps held at 60+ prestigious universities nationwide including Pace, Columbia, NYU, NYIT, Adelphi, Vassar, Princeton, Stanford, and others.
ID TEEN ACADEMIES - GAMING, PROGRAMMING & VISUAL ARTS
Held at Vassar, NYU, Princeton, Yale, Stanford & others nationwide,
Email [email protected]
Prove interests are more than hobbies and learn different aspects of video game creation, app development, programming, filmmaking, photography, and more at 2-week overnight programs, where ages 13-18 interact with industry professionals and discover potential careers. iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking and photography) are held at Vassar, NYU, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and other universities. Students engage in personalized curriculum with a small group of peers (guaranteed 8:1 ratio) to optimize learning and social experiences. Accredited Continuing Education Units are available to help build a portfolio for college.
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!
THE LANYARD LADIES
21 Ryder Place, East Rockaway
Email [email protected]
Introducing The Lanyard Ladies 2013 Summer Mini-Camp. Help uncover your child’s creative side. The Lanyard Ladies are offering three different camp programs ranging in length from 4-, 6-, or 8-week sessions. Providing tons of fun for ages 5-16. Camp days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11am. A snack and drink is included each day. Camp begins July 1 and ends August 16, 2013. Call 516-578-2248 for more information.
LONG ISLAND SCIENCE CENTER
11 West Main St., Riverhead
Enroll your child in Summer Science Laboratories at the LISC! Labs are offered every week this summer from July 9-Aug. 23. Labs run Tuesday-Friday from 9am-12pm. Drop off time is between 8:30-9am. Only $100 per child per week! Check our website for weekly laboratory themes. Just bring a bagged lunch, we supply the snacks! Make the most of your child’s summer and sign up for Summer Science Laboratories!
MAD SCIENCE OF LONG ISLAND
P.O. Box 41, 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-day 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 they’re accurate, educational and fun.
NOT JUST ART®/MUSIC TOGETHER®
183 South St., Oyster Bay
Creative summer programs for children newborn-12 years. Flexible calendar to fit any schedule. Camps, art and science classes, workshops, Music Together®, Open Art Studio, and private play group times available year round. Get into character with thematic weekly mini-camps: pirate's life, outer space, ancient Egypt, medieval times, nutty professor laboratory, the circus, and more! Monday-Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm, grades 1-5. Art, science, theater and culture studies all rolled into four days of imaginative fun!
SAFARI ADVENTURE-CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead
Email [email protected]
GymNation and Safari Adventure are teaming up offering a fantastic six-hour summer camp program! The day begins at GymNation for action-packed gymnastic fun. GymNation incorporates games and activities while offering instruction on Olympic apparatuses, in-ground tumble trax, trampoline and foam pit. Midday, the children are escorted next door to Safari Adventure, checked-in by a Safari Counselor. Children will enjoy lunch, then climbing, bouncing, and sliding in open play area & tokens for games. The children will head to their assigned room for snacks and activities until pick up at 3:30pm.
SIMPLE GIFTS PRODUCTIONS
97 Little Neck Road, Centerport
Simple Gifts Productions, a year-round professional performing arts company for children and youth, was established in 2004 by Artistic Director, Dr. Karen Van Houten, and has been featured in Newsday and The Times of Huntington. SGP offers campers in grades 1-12 performance opportunities in full-scale musicals, a pop concert, brunch cabaret, recording and music videos, various acting/singing/dance workshops, seminars by industry professionals, and private instruction in voice and piano. Ample parking and fully air-conditioned. All programs taught by industry professionals. Visit our web site for summer registration information and details on upcoming programs.
SPORTIME TENNIS & MULTI-SPORT CAMPS
Several locations throughout Long Island,
Email [email protected]
SPORTIME's Tennis, EXCEL Tennis and Multi-Sport Summer Camps offer children a great combination of sports instruction and games, swimming, arts & 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.
THE RINX/HIDDEN POND DAY CAMP
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
Director Peter Trupia has been involved with children’s camps since 1971, along with Matt Pagliari, who has over 20 years of camp experience and is in his eighth year as director, will be celebrating their 21st season. Enjoy our 2 NHL-sized indoor ice-skating rinks, Heated Olympic-sized pool and 97 acres of the great outdoors. 3 weeks minimum. Enjoy team sports, creative and performing arts, climbing wall, high ropes, go-carts, archery, gamers den, and special event days. Lunch and snack included. Ages 4-15; 9am-4pm. Extended hours available.
212 Laurel Road, East Northport
Email [email protected]
At Tumbling Tunes, we encourage high self-esteem through an energetic and fun, yet safe environment. We offer music classes, art classes, music for babies, and gymnastics for 3-6 year olds, as well as birthday parties, open play, and drop-off for children 6 months-8 years. During our summer session we offer music, gymnastics, art, and science camps. Camps can be reserved by the day or week, and are for children 2 1/2-8 years. Sibling, Stroller Stride and North Shore Mama discounts are available. All classes are led by NYS certified early childhood education teacher Kerry Anastasi.
USDAN CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
420 East 79th St., #3D, New York
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts is the nation’s preeminent nonprofit arts day camp. TimeOutNY/Kids declared Usdan a “Best Of” camp, and Usdan has been profiled in The New York Times and Time Magazine. Each day, 1,600 students, ages 8-18, travel to Usdan’s Wheatley Heights campus from all Long Island neighborhoods. Usdan offers 40 programs in music, art, theater, dance, writing, chess, and nature. Usdan is chartered by the NY State Regents.
30 E. Main St., Oyster Bay
Featured on Martha Stewart, Newsday, and News 12, What's Cooking? is a culinary school, themed summer camp and number one choice birthday party place that allows children ages 2-15 to explore their creativity in culinary arts. Children prepare a nutritious meal and dessert using fresh ingredients, while enhancing math, science, reading, etiquette, and cooking skills. Offering a variety of themes and classes, we exceed expectations with superior service, quality, and value. We can customize your child's party with a firehouse tour, princess or dinner party, sundae bar, chocolate fountains, homemade ice cream bombe, and more, making any birthday memorable!
SERVICES FOR CAMPERS
ER-DOX & PEDIA-NYTE
Southgate Shopping Center, 4954 Merrick Road , Massapequa Park
148 Merrick Road (Corner of Route 110 and Merrick Road), Amityville
ER-DOX provides immediate medical care for all people newborn to age 99 without the long wait! Open seven days a week, no appointment needed and X-rays on site. Our doctors are board-certified emergency medicine physicians and pediatricians who treat most injuries and illnesses including colds, coughs, stitches, strains, and abdominal pain. Open 9am-9pm for patients of all ages and extended hours for children (9am-11pm) for those unexpected late night illnesses or injuries. Your answer for immediate medical care!
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
1775 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Deer Park, by appt. only
Email [email protected]
Make sure your kids are lice free before they begin camp. Visit Fairy LiceMothers’ treatment centers in Oceanside or Deer Park. Call 866-561-0492 to schedule your appointment. All major credit cards accepted. May be covered under insurance and FLEX spending. Or, watch our video (fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html) and use Fairy LiceMothers’ MagicWand nit comb and MagicHalo Conditioner to check. All products are non-toxic, safe for everyday use, and have been clinically proven to work. Get the true facts about lice – and make head lice, dead lice.
We know stickers and labels. With over 500,000 customers and celebrating our 17th year, Family Labels has been making sure your children's belongings come home from camp and school. We manufacture every item in our more than 7,000-square-foot South Florida manufacturing facility. Come check out our site at familylabels.com and see why we "Guarantee To Deliver A Smile." A proud member of the American Camp Association.
210-31 26th Ave., Bayside
PM Pediatrics of Syosset
596 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
PM Pediatrics of Selden
Selden Plaza Shopping Center
239 Middle Country Road, Selden
PM Pediatrics of Mamaroneck
620 East Boston Post Road,
PM Pediatrics of North Babylon
Opening Early Spring 2013:
1130 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon
PM Pediatrics is an award-winning after-hours urgent care practice staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists trained in treating patients, newborn through college, in urgent situations while minimizing pain and unnecessary tests. They provide specialized care and treatment for a broad array of illnesses and injuries including asthma, fever, dehydration, sprains and fractures, wounds requiring stitches and more. Each walk-in PM Pediatrics location features on-site digital X-rays and a lab. Most insurance accepted. PM Pediatrics is open 365 days a year, from 5pm-12am on weekdays, and from 12pm-12am on weekends and holidays.
Premier Care of Bellmore
2459 Merrick Road, Bellmore
Premier Care of Commack
6500 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
Premier Care of Great Neck
415 Northern Blvd., Great Neck
Premier Care of Levittown
3276 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
Premier Care of Lindenhurst
656 North Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst
Premier Care of Lynbrook
585 Merrick Road, Lynbrook
Premier Care of Maspeth
74-25 Grand Ave., Maspeth
Premier Care of Park Slope
418 - 420 5th Ave., Park Slope
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.
300 LONG ISLAND
895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville
It’s time to pack up those tents, put away the bug spray and step into some bowling shoes. Come venture into the great indoors called 300 Long Island. With 49 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, comfy seating, and ceiling-to-floor video screens – not to mention air conditioning – you’ll hardly miss the old campgrounds. For more information on our great camp packages, contact our sales office at 631-271-0051 or check us out at 300longisland.com.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
Your campers will be begging for more field trips when they experience a session at Bounce! Trampoline Sports! We represent the hottest new sports facilities on the east coast, offering trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, foam pit jumping and open trampoline bounce time! Your campers will leave exhausted and happy! We can accommodate several hundred kids at a time in our Valley Cottage or Syosset facility. Register early as our camp days fill up quickly! We also offer an arcade, Wi-Fi/ television lounge & separate trampoline/inflatable zone for kids ages 2-6.
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