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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MATHNASIUM OF SCARSDALE
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Mathnasium of Scarsdale is excited to offer two great programs for Summer. First Steps, for Pre-K through Grade 1, helps prepare your child for a lifelong love of math through hands-on materials, songs, games, and activities which promote early mathematical thinking. Power Math Workout, for 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).
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 early childhood music program is celebrating 30+ years of makin' music and memories. We continue delighting our youngest musicians and their families with the wonderful world of mommy-n-me music. Our curriculum, filled with joyful activities, is geared for ages 6 mos.-4 years. The use of instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games help captivate and enrich children, instilling in them a love of music. Our nurturing teachers capture everyone's hearts while stimulating those developing brains. Visit our website.
MVP BASKETBALL CAMP
MVP Basketball Day Camp's 19th season starts the week of June 24-28 in Bedford, then runs for 5 weeks in White Plains beginning July 1st. Programs for boys and girls, ages 6-16 of all abilities, include a Varsity Skills Academy for older, experienced players. 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. Your child deserves the very best! Call or sign up online ASAP while spots are still available.
NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB
2550 Palmer Ave., New Rochelle
At the New Rochelle Racquet Club, we challenge you to find a better junior or pee wee tennis camp or program! We offer the best year-round tennis instruction programs for ages 3-100. Get yourself off to a great exercise regime with adult groups, cardio tennis, power drills, men's/women's leagues, seasonal tennis, summer/vacation camps, and racquetball. Please call or stop by for a tour or more information, or visit our website.
NYU SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS
At The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle
A seven-week, evidence-based, therapeutic day program exclusively for children ages 7-11 with ADHD and behavior disorders. The focus of program is to build self-esteem and help children develop attentional, organizational, and friendship skills. Clinical psychologists and qualified teachers supervise undergraduate and graduate-level counselors. There is one staff member to every 1 to 2 children. The program is directed by Dr. Karen Fleiss, a nationally renowned clinical psychologist, and expert in the treatment of children with ADHD. Enrollment is limited.
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.
OUR VICTORY DAY CAMP
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Off Season: 203-329-3394
“A Special Camp for the Special Child.” Our Victory Day Camp, for children ages 5-13, is oriented towards children with learning challenges and/or attention difficulties who need a structured and supportive summer environment. Campers participate in a non-competitive camping program. Professional staff, a 3:1 camper-to-counselor ratio in each group, and a camp ratio of 2:1, provide for a high level of individualization. Goal: to create an opportunity for each camper to achieve success and create value, regardless of ability. July 1-August 16.
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. Conducted at V.E. Macy Park in Ardsley, in 7 sessions, 8:30am-3:30pm. Register online at westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-231-4673 for brochure and application.
PHELPS CHILD CARE CENTER
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
Phelps Child Care Center offers an exciting summer program in our beautiful air-conditioned facility for children ages 6-9 years, from 8am-3:30pm. Each week is full of engaging ideas and fun projects. There are many opportunities for learning and creative self-expression. We offer a full range of recreational activities, special events, and trips. Our program is designed to give families maximum scheduling flexibility. Children can sign up for the entire summer camp or for selected weeks. We also provide extended-hours options, lunch, and snacks.
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.
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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 during July 1-August 9. Early drop-off and extended hours are available.
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 we 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.
SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic with a focus on improving sensory processing skills and developmental learning abilities to meet the needs of children ages 3 through adult. We offer a Comprehensive Assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, and develop individualized, holistic programs to enhance mental, physical, and functional performance for all individuals. We provide a variety of both traditional and innovative treatment programs, in the hopes of creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach their full potential.
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
As seen on CNN, Sociable Kidz® offers a 6-week summer program providing social skills classes daily during July and August for PreK-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.
SPORTIME HARBOR ISLAND TENNIS CLUB
The All-New SPORTIME Lake Isle Tennis Club
at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester
SPORTIME’s Tennis and Multi-Sport summer camp is designed for youngsters who want to focus on playing and learning tennis. Every camp day includes at least 3½ hours of tennis, an hour of field sports, 45 minutes of cool down, and swimming at Harbor Island’s beautiful beach and spray park. Campers learn and perfect proper tennis technique, participate in competitive drills and games, learn match play and strategies, and receive individualized attention – all in a fun, safe, nurturing environment. Ask about our camp activities at the new SPORTIME Lake Isle in Eastchester!
SPORTS & FITNESS CAMP @ THE GYM OF ARMONK/NORTH CASTLE POOL AND TENNIS CLUB
99 Business Park Drive, Armonk
3 Greenway Road, Armonk
Matt is the Youth Program Director at THE GYM, and Jon is a Head Coach with the Condors Swim Club, as well as Pool Director/Head Coach at North Castle Pool and Tennis Club (NCPT). Daily activities for campers will include sports, games, fitness-building, swimming, snack breaks, and even color war! Join us at camp for a healthy and happy summer!
SQUIRE CAMPS, INC.
PO Box 885, Sleepy Hollow
Celebrating 40 years! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children grades K-9 at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. Campers design their own custom schedules from over 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 3-, 4-, or 7-week sessions available. June 24-August 9.
120 Cottage Ave., Purchase
Our staff provides a fun and diverse education of all aspects of horsemanship. Emphasis is on safety, education, and fun. Our camp is designed to meet the needs of children ages 6-12. Children are placed in small groups tailored to their riding abilities. Activities include grooming and tacking, one-hour lesson, daily rides with friends, and a weekly art project.
STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Studio B offers a large selection of classes and camps for boys and girls ages 2 and older. Along with hip-hop, creative-movement, ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, and pointe, their brand new Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy (Westchester's only and official) is creating quite a buzz with parents of young ballerinas. Whichever program you choose, the energetic and nurturing staff make classes fun and educational. Flexible summer programs allow parents to register by the day or by the week, which makes it easy for families to plan ahead or play it by ear.
SUMMER KIDS COLLEGE AT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTERS
Mt. Vernon 914-606-7200
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, computers, and culinary 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.
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
Founded in 1969, the Summer Challenge has been a source of joy, entertainment, enlightenment, and playful fun for boys and girls ages 3½-14. Stop by and see our sports field, basketball court, and new playground! Door-to-door transportation and lunch are included. With an instructional pool on site, swim instruction and recreational swim are major components of the program. Call for information or to schedule a tour of our campus. Annemarie Licini-Paris is the Summer Challenge director.
WESTCHESTER & FAIRFIELD SWIM CAMP AT PACE UNIVERSITY IN PLEASANTVILLE
Westchester and Fairfield Swim Camp offers a progressive swim camp for ages 5-14, operating daily from 9am-3pm. Swimming is taught by certified Water Safety Instructors, and daily intensive swim instruction is geared for all levels. Westfair offers comprehensive preparation for safe summer swimming, and is also a great supplement for summer swim teams. Camp emphasis is swimming, but other activities include diving, varied special activities, fun fitness, snorkeling, and outside sports and games. Extended care hours are available before and after camp. Weekly availability. Free T-shirt!
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 8-August 16 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 SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
Early summer MINI Camp, for children preschool to age 8. Weekly Camp, June 10-28 and August 19-30. Not just skating! Daily activities also include Arts & Crafts, Lego Building, Mad Science, etc. Ten-week Figure Skating Camp program starts June 24, with World- and Olympic-team coaches. Nine-week Hockey Camp program starts July 1, and develops boys and girls into well-rounded hockey players. All levels, and includes on- and off-ice activities/training.
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, July 1 through Friday, August 9, 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.
WORLD SEIDO KARATE - JOHSHIN HONZAN
1 Parkway Plaza (Exit 21 off the Saw Mill River Parkway), Elmsford
Founded in 1976, World Seido Karate has opened its newest location in Westchester. Our traditional Japanese karate style was founded by world-renowned, ninth-degree black belt, Kaicho T. Nakamura, and incorporates the development of the mind, body, and spirit. Our school provides high-quality adult and children’s programs (including a Mommy/Daddy & Me class) that develop better physical fitness, but also aim to develop individuals of the highest moral character. Come join to see and feel the results of our unique training!