UPDATED JUNE 2014: Do you need great summer activities for kids in Westchester County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Westchester summer camps, summer programs, activities near Westchester County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Westchester are at your fingertips.
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MAMARONECK BEACH & YACHT CLUB DAY CAMP
555 S. Barry Ave., Mamaroneck
For more than half a century, MBYC has offered a uniquely warm and intimate program of “big camp” experiences tailored for young campers ages 2-8. Campers enjoy tennis, kayaking and beach time, swim instruction and free swim, arts and crafts, cooking, lunch and snacks, sports with Super Soccer Stars, Mad Science, and Musical Munchkins. Small group sizes, and outstanding facilities including two pools, sports fields, and a private beach. Not a member? Call for pricing that includes modest membership fees for your camper.
1009 Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
275 Purchase St., Rye
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Mathnasium of Scarsdale offers three great programs for summer! First Steps (ages 4-6), helps prepare your child for a lifelong love of math through hands-on materials, songs, games, and activities, promoting early mathematical thinking. Focus Math Camp (grades 2-5), zeroes in on multiplication, fractions, and problem solving. Power Math Workout (grades 2-12), helps ease the “summer brain drain” by keeping your student engaged with Mathnasium’s proven number-sense training materials. At Mathnasium, we make math make sense! To register, please call the center directly at 914-725-MATH (6284).
THE MILESTONE SCHOOL
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
70 W. Broad St., Fleetwood
Summer at Milestone is an 8-week program with 2-week sessions, full day from 9 am-5 pm, or half day from 9 am-12 pm, for children ages 2-8 years. A typical day for campers includes water play, outdoor play, arts & crafts, music, yoga, story time, cooking, and an introduction to reading through our phonics-based program. Children ages 4 and older enjoy outings in and around Westchester. Bi-weekly themes guide a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, which encourage and promote learning through play, exploration, and fun.
MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
Join the Music Conservatory of Westchester for our exciting summer programs for students ages 6-18. From private and group instrumental and voice lessons to chamber music, chorus, music technology, and the visual arts, we’ve got something for everyone! MCW’s distinguished faculty direct high quality classical, jazz, and rock programs for students at all levels that develop musicianship, creativity, and teamwork in an enjoyable environment. Morning-, full-, and extended-day options are available.
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original music program is 32 years strong! Some programs merely entertain. We build strong minds and actually lead your child to create and love music from the ages of 6 mos. through 4 years. The coolest of drums, instruments, and music from around the globe, rhythm-movement games, inventive props and visuals, and puppets for animal songs, captivate and inspire children to create music with us. Our nurturing, experienced teachers capture hearts, while stimulating those developing brains. Summer’s a comin’! Schedule a FREE trial class.
MVP BASKETBALL CAMP
Named “2013 Best Sports Camp in Westchester” by Westchester Magazine. MVP Basketball Day Camp’s 20th anniversary season starts with a four-day camp from June 30-July 3 in Bedford, then runs for four weeks in White Plains beginning July 7. There are programs for boys and girls of all abilities, ages 6-16. Attend any one week that fits your schedule, or attend multiple weeks for discounted pricing. Our camp day is 9am-4pm with extended hours and early drop-off options. Call or sign up online.
NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB
2550 Palmer Ave., New Rochelle
The New Rochelle Racquet Club offers the best year-round tennis instruction for the 10 and Under (ages 3-10) and Junior Development (ages 10-17) programs. Our summer camp for ages 3-14 starts the week of June 30 and runs through the week of August 18. We also offer adult instruction groups, cardio tennis, power drills, men’s and women’s leagues, and seasonal tennis, plus five racquetball courts. Come by for a tour, call for more information, or check out our website.
OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMP IN DOBBS FERRY AT MERCY COLLEGE
555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Located along the Hudson River at Mercy College, Oasis in Dobbs Ferry provides campers with a traditional summer day camp experience. Oasis features a variety of activities such as athletics, fine and performing arts, nature exploration, Red Cross Swim instruction, and more. Oasis is for children ages 3-11. Oasis Early Start Imagination Camp is designed to meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of our 4-year-old campers. Oasis also offers our popular Teen Travel program for young people ages 12-14. Visit us at oasischildren.com today!
ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
Rain or shine, cold or hot—no weather cancellations (indoor/outdoor). Located just south of the Tarrytown Train Station with easy access by rail, or via the Tappan Zee Bridge (I-87/I-287) corridor. Experienced coaches in soccer and baseball (ages 7-12). Contact Kevin Kaye, GM.
PERFECT PITCH AND SWING BASEBALL CAMP
The Perfect Pitch and Swing Baseball Camp provides children, ages 8-12, with training that uses unique and innovative methods, combining traditional baseball skills with disciplines from other sports. Drills, hitting, throwing/pitching and fielding instruction, and games. The camp is conducted at V.E. Macy Park in Ardsley. Register online at westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-231-4673 for brochure and application.
THE PLAY GROUP THEATRE
One N. Broadway, White Plains
The Play Group Theatre® (PGT) is Westchester's theatre for children and teens, ages 4-17. PGT camp programs include 1-, 3-, and 6-week options for MainStage, Teen Conservatory (14-17), Young Actors' Ensemble (11-13), PGT Kids (7-10), and Little Theatre (4-6). Visit our website for information on our spring and summer programs, registering now! Through classes, performances, a full summer program, and an outreach program, PGT strives to develop students' artistry, self-esteem, communication skills, and love for the theater. PGT offers professional-quality training and productions in a nurturing, supportive, one-of-a-kind family atmosphere.
PRE-SCHOOL READING PROGRAM BY THE DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
Your 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old child will learn 15 to 30 words in their first session. Then they will learn to read their first book fluently. Every two months, your preschooler or kindergartner will achieve one year of reading enrichment. Their self-esteem will soar as they develop a love for reading and school. It’s easy, fun, and life's most exciting game.
PREMIER ATHLETIC CLUB
2127 Albany Post Road (Route 9A) , Montrose
Premier Athletic Club, a beautiful 70,000-sqare-foot, multi-sport facility with indoor and outdoor pools, offers a wide array of excellent children’s programming, plus lessons, clinics, and classes in swimming, tennis, racquetball, tumbling, basketball, soccer, and fitness for kids and teens. Enroll your children in our Summer Camp Programs and give the kids a fun and safe summer. Registration forms for sports camp and tennis camp are available on our website at premierathletic.com.
PURCHASE COLLEGE SUMMER YOUTH AND PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS IN THE ARTS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
At Purchase College, we encourage the artistic development of children and teenagers through our youth and pre-college programs (grades 1-12). We offer programs in creative writing, photography, filmmaking, theater, Shakespeare, jazz, songwriting, visual arts, comic drawing, architecture, chess, video game and app creation, and choral/vocal programs. Two- and four-week full-day sessions. Early drop-off and extended hours are available.
READING BOO(S)T CAMP!
Reading Boo(s)t Camp provides individualized, Orton-Gillingham instruction to children with reading difficulties. Sessions are taught by a dyslexia-certified reading specialist, with a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 3:1. Lessons focus on sight-word reading and spelling, explicit phonics instruction, fluency, and reading comprehension. Special multi-sensory activities are planned daily, for a program that is highly effective and FUN! Five-week intensive summer session runs July 7-Aug. 8, from 8am-12pm. Year-round sessions offered as well.
PO Box 60, Hastings-on-Hudson
RiverArts’ summer offerings include SummerJazz, July 14-18, 9am-3pm, in Dobbs Ferry. Students entering grades 5-12 will have a chance to immerse themselves in music, playing with dedicated peers and learning from some of New York City’s finest jazz artists. SummerArts Workshops for Kids will be held Aug. 11-29, 9am-2pm, in Hastings-on-Hudson (register for 1, 2, or 3 weeks, is a series of multi-disciplinary workshops for children entering grades 3-9, who have a keen interest in the arts. Staffed by artist-educators, the atmosphere is friendly, creative, and fun. For info., call 914-412-5120, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
Robin’s Nest is located on the grounds of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Established in 1988, we offer full-time and part-time programs year ‘round, for children ages 2 months-5 years, from 7am-6pm, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two nutritional snacks. Age-specific curriculums, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, vacation club during school breaks. Summer Camp 2014 NOW accepting registration. Limited spots available. Nine weeks, June 30-August 29. 8am-4:30 extended hours available. Weekly rate $275. Free lunch and snacks. Ages 6-9 years.
THE ROCK CLUB - INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING CENTER
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
The New York region’s largest and most innovative indoor rock climbing center offers exciting indoor and outdoor camps all summer! No experience necessary. Kids rock-climb, slack-line, tackle the giant ladder, crate-stack, and more! Our professional and experienced summer camp staff is dedicated to motivating, challenging, and inspiring climbers of all abilities. They love what they do and it shows! Whatever your skill or experience level, they’ll get you climbing quickly and safely. They also run rock-climbing birthday parties, after-school programs, national-level competitive teams, and vacation camps.
ROSENTHAL JCC SUMMER DAY CAMPS
JCC Camp Discovery (K-9th Grades)
500 Yorktown Road (Route 129), Croton-on-Hudson
Winter phone 914-741-0333 x15
Summer phone 914-271-7563
JCC Camp Bear Ridge (2-5 years)
600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville
JCC Camp Katan (1? years-1st Grade)
3565 Crompond Road (Route 202), Cortlandt Manor
Rosenthal JCC summer day camps engage children in body, mind, and especially, spirit–with spirited daily fun and special activities. You’ll find something that every child will love, and we’ll make their summer more fun than they ever imagined! (Swimming TWICE daily and free door-to-door transportation at JCC Camp Discovery.)
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
As seen on CNN, Sociable Kidz® offers a seven-week summer program providing social skills classes daily during July and August for Pre-K through 2nd grade. We will be running a morning and afternoon class focusing on teamwork, sharing, teasing, etc. Our Lunch Bunch Class offers children an opportunity to learn conversational skills. Call for more information.
SOLARIS SPORTS CLUBS
201 Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights
Solaris Sport & Racquet Club
5 Browns Lane, Hawthorne
Tennis is a great way to exercise, meet new friends, enjoy competition, and have fun! Solaris Sports Clubs offer a 10-and-Under tennis instructional program with smaller courts, shorter racquets, and balls that bounce lower, making it easier for kids to play the game and develop a love for the sport right from the start! Many days and times to choose from. Call and register today, for our summer programs and camps!
SQUIRE CAMPS, INC.
PO Box 885, Sleepy Hollow
Celebrating our 41st year! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children in Kindergarten-ninth grades at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. Campers design their own custom schedules from more than 40 exciting courses including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, photography, LEGOs, and more. All courses are taught by certified teachers. Squire also operates a Baseball, Tennis, and All-Sports Academy at the Masters School. Hot lunch, T-shirt, early drop-off included. Transportation, extended day, and three-, four-, or seven-week sessions available. June 30-Aug. 15.
White Plains/Mount Kisco/NYC locations,
Star Kidz, Westchester’s smash-hit, after-school program, combines singing, acting, dancing, and more in ONE class! Since 2004, Star Kidz has helped thousands of kids build performance skills and confidence onstage and off. Our carefully designed curriculum accommodates all levels, from Broadway hopefuls to kids on the shyer side. All of our programs allow kids to work individually and as part of a group. Let your child shine in a fun, creative setting! NEW Summer Camp for Pre-K to 8th grade. Register now for Summer Camp and fall’s “Frozen” theme at starkidzonline.com.
STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
Brand new and exciting classes for boys and girls ages 2 and older include jazz for ages 3-5, and acro/tumbling for ages 3-7. The recently renovated facilities have comfortable waiting rooms with large viewing windows that look into beautifully designed studios. Highly enthusiastic and experienced teachers combine professional instruction with fun and creative games. Camp programs are 2½-5 hours, depending on age. Flexible camp programs for ages 3-17 are available through August 27, so children can join us for a day, a week, all summer, or anywhere in between! Five-week summer dance classes for ages 2 and older are only $95!
SUMMER FARM DAYS & SUMMER GARDEN DAYS AT GREEN MEADOW
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
All-new summer programs for 2014! Summer as it was meant to be! Children ages 4-9 can choose from five different programs, and experience making their own wool slippers, creating fairy houses, singing, sailing handmade boats by the stream, and much more. June 9-Aug. 1. Half-day and full-day, one-week and two-week programs are available. Spaces fill very quickly. Please note: Summer Farm Days and Cooking and Crafting in the Kindergarten are FULL.
SUMMER KIDS COLLEGE AT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTERS
White Plains 914-606-7500
The Summer Kids College at Westchester Community College Extension Centers—connect to the perfect summer experience for your child or teen! Westchester Community College offers affordable summer learning opportunities for children and teens with specific interests in the arts, science, health careers, and digital arts. All programs are offered in convenient locations using state-of-the-art equipment, and our caring instructors create a learning environment that is stimulating and fun. Contact us for more information on the exciting programs we offer, and plan to register for your child's enriching summer experience at Westchester Community College.
THE THE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS OF THE FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK
111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
145 New St., Mamaroneck
85 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale
The French-American School of New York is offering a five-week French Immersion Camp from June 23-July 25 for children in Nursery through Grade 5, and a two-week sleepaway camp in the Catskills from June 21-July 3. Campers have the chance to learn or reinforce their French through a variety of age-appropriate activities, including art, crafts, music and dance, and a weekly field trip or workshop. For more information and to register, go to fasny.org/camps.
UFC GYM - MAMARONECK
300 Waverly Ave., Mamaroneck
Calling all teens! Want to know the secret to a slimmer, more confident you? Want to make exercise a regular part of your life? This summer, join UFC Gym’s inaugural Total Body and Life Transformation Camp, from June 22 through August 16, for ages 13-17. We promise that you will have fun, lose weight, and achieve a total body transformation that is supervised by health and exercise professionals. Weekly weigh-ins and body measurements, field trips, and more! Stop by or call for details!
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ECOLOGY CAMPS
Children and teens explore ponds and streams, practice survival skills, learn coastal ecology, and enhance their leadership skills, while learning to appreciate and protect the natural environment. The program is conducted in 1-, 2-, and 3-week sessions, July 7-August 15 at Westchester County-owned nature preserves. Call the County Parks Department for a brochure with an application, or apply online at westchestergov.com/parks.
WESTCHESTER SUMMER MUSIC CENTER
County Center in White Plains, White Plains
Youngsters entering grades 3-12 can learn to play a musical instrument, study music theory, perform in ensembles, and participate in recreational activities at the Westchester Summer Music Center in the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The program, conducted by professional musicians and instructors, will be held Monday, June 30 through Friday, August 8, weekdays from 9am-12:30pm, and is sponsored by the Westchester County Parks Department. Call or visit our web site at westchestergov.com/parks for a brochure and an application.
WHITE PLAINS YMCA
250 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
Community YMCA of Northern Westchester
336 Route 202, #2, Somers
Camp Combe YMCA
684 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley
Summer camp programs at the White Plains YMCA are as unique as the campers themselves. We focus on developing the whole child through programs that support children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual development. We do this by designing programs that help youth develop communication skills, engage in problem solving, learn through critical thinking, and contribute to designing the programs they participate in each day. The White Plains YMCA’s camp programs build self-esteem and developmental assets by focusing children on their strengths. Ages 3-15 years old. Financial Assistance is available.
THE WINDWARD SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains
Christopher Q. Eberhard, director of the Summer Program
The Windward School Summer Program is designed for students in third through ninth grades who want to improve their skills in reading, writing, study and organizational skills, math or science. Classes are taught by Windward instructors at the school’s beautiful Red Oak Lane campus in White Plains. Space is limited!
YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF WESTCHESTER
914-792-6555/ 800-DAY-CAMP (329-2267)
Since 1972, our camp has provided safe, fun summers for thousands of youngsters ages 4-14. YPDC is accredited by the ACA 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, 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.