Westchester County Camp and Summer Program Guide - Section 1: Day Camps

Westchester County Camp and Summer Program Guide - Section 1: Day Camps

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UPDATED MARCH 2015: NYMetroParents has the best listings for Westchester summer camps. It’s time to gear up for summer activities, and what better way to spend the season than at camp? Whether you choose Westchester day camps, sleepaway camps or specialty camps designed to fit your needs, there is something for every camper in our Westchester County, NY Summer Camps directory. View our comprehensive Westchester camps guide below for camps offering specialized summer programs in sports, theater, music, fashion, academics, and more. There are plenty of Westchester camps to choose from throughout the county. 

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DAY CAMPS

ACRES OF ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMP AT ANN AND ANDY
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027

Acres of Adventure Summer Camp at Ann & Andy’s is a one- to nine-week summer camp program for children ages 3 months to 14 years. We are situated on 5 acres with more than 15 playgrounds. The outdoor program includes baseball, soccer, climbing wall, bocce ball court, water slide, zip line, mini-golf, color games, kickball, basketball, dodgeball, drama, and off-campus swimming and bowling. We also have a tween travel camp for 11- to 14-year-olds. We offer customized schedules, individualized attention, and hot lunches daily, as well as barbecue Fridays. All buildings are air-conditioned.

ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
914-595-7551

The Alcott School Summer Fun program will offer a variety of full- and half-day programs for children ages 2-5 years at its 27 Crane Road, Scarsdale and 535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry locations. Children will have the opportunity for outdoor water play, art experimentation, computer work, hands-on science activities, nature exploration, cooking, gardening, special themed activities, and so much more! Afternoon classes will include a variety of fun activities, such as messy art, science exploration, T-ball, games, cooking, and more!

BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
845-627-0234
Email bnormanbrs@gmail.com

An enchanting place for children to spend summer days with a warm, caring, and experienced staff. Children ages 3-12 explore art, music, gardening, swimming, science and nature, woodworking, drama, sewing, games, and water play on four beautiful acres of wooded property. CIT program for ages 13 and up. Five weeks: June 29 - July 31; Mondays-Fridays (Fridays optional), from 9:30am-3pm. Open house: March 7 at 1pm. Register at summerplaycamp@gmail.com or 845-627-0234.

BREEZEMONT DAY CAMP
62-64 Cox Ave., Armonk
914-273-3162

Breezemont Day Camp offers a wide variety of activities, land sports, fine and performing arts on an 18-acre campus with six pools and a lake for children ages 3-14. Same traditions and values, but with newly improved, facilities and program upgrades. To take a tour, please call our new director and owner, Gordon at 914-367-1936.

CAMP ECHO BAY
On the campus of Salesian High School, 148 Main St., New Rochelle
914-632-0248
Email campdirector@campechobay.org

Camp Echo Bay is a Catholic recreational camp, open to all, for boys and girls ages 4-14, and is located on 19 acres of beautiful and private waterfront property, with a new 16,000-square-foot, air-conditioned gym. We nurture your child’s creative side with arts and crafts, and help them achieve their personal best through indoor and outdoor sports and games. For more than 70 years, our tradition of excellence has helped shape yesterday’s children into today’s leaders. Let us do the same for your child. Visit our website for details!

CAMP NABBY
1 Nabby Hill, Mohegan Lake
914-528-7796

With 38 years as a physical education teacher and swim coach, Joe Bertino has extensive experience working with children. Since taking over the director duties in 1997, Joe has worked alongside his wife, Rita, to provide Camp Nabby with the very best facilities and curriculum in Northern Westchester. In addition to our 17 acres of beautifully tended fields and athletic courts, our programs feature some of the best special-interest activities in the area, like our nature center! Join us for a tour, and see why Camp Nabby is the leader in healthy, playful summers!

CAMP RAMAQUOIS
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
845-354-1600
Email prainone@ramaquois.com

Camp Ramaquois is “a day camp as complete as sleepaway camp,” situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts and athletic activities, boys and girls ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a 5-acre crystalline lake, eight heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, a petting zoo, special events, and more. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.

CONCORDIA SUMMER CAMP
171 White Plains Road, Bronxville
914-395-4848

Concordia Summer Camp offers a variety of programs for campers of all ages. Our Early Childhood Program, for ages 3-5, offers art, music, science, literature, and outdoor play. Our Enrichment Program for grades 1-9 offers classes in oil painting, science, Lego Spybotics, forensics, cooking, computer, and more. The Concordia Conservatory & OSilas Art Studio offers classes in music and art. If your interest is sports, we offer programs for both Early Childhood and grades 1-9.

ESF SUMMER CAMPS AT GREENWICH ACADEMY
200 N. Maple Ave., Greenwich
203-869-4444
Email kgongol@esfcamps.com

Award winning camps since 1982. A summer camp experience built around you! With multiple programs to choose from, you can pick a favorite, or mix-and-match for the ultimate summer! ESF Greenwich offers camps and experiences for boys and girls ages 3-15. Mini Camp (age 3), Day Camp (ages 4-8), Sports Camps (ages 6-14), Senior Camp (ages 9-15), Major Camps (grades 2-10), and Tennis Camp (ages 6-15). Flexible scheduling. 1-9 week options. Extended day available. Call for open house and tour dates.

FOR KIDS ONLY
577 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor
914-923-1889
Email wjmbowl@aol.com

For Kids Only is a child care facility located on N. State Road in Briarcliff Manor, operating daily from 7am-6pm for children ages 2.9-12 years. Our summer program is science-centered, teaching about the environment through exploration and experimentation. All meals are provided. Swimming instruction is available (at an additional charge). For children attending outside day camps (that provide transportation), we offer before- and after-camp care. For more information, please call Wendy or Karen.

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase,
914-273-8500

Weekly day sessions for ages 4-16, June-August. Campers can choose and combine weeks from 19 individualized specialty programs: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, Field Hockey, Multi-Sports, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Circus Arts, Horseback Riding, Swim, S.T.E.M. Education, Magic, Softball, Diving, Rising Stars, and Academic. Our staff is a highly trained team of professionals, and limited enrollment ensures that they get to know each camper’s individual needs. Supervised swim included. Door to door transportation for Westchester and Manhattan residents is available.

THE GODDARD SCHOOL®
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-1390

The Goddard School® teachers nurture the healthy development of children from ages 6 weeks through 6 years, and encourage each child’s lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School offers families the benefit of on-site owners and education directors who provide dependable management and open communication. Corporate Quality Assurance, accredited professional development, and an individualized program for each child are just a few of the ways that Goddard is defining child care.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202
Email info@hudsoncountry.org

Programs for campers ages 18 months to 12 years. Summer 2015 season is June 22-August 15, 9am-4pm. Program features a full range of recreational activities, special events and trips, swim instruction, sports, and a splash-and-slide zone. Hudson has extended hours options for all age groups, a catered lunch program, and an air-conditioned facility.

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
symonsc@jccmw.org

The JCC of Mid Westchester has five types of day camps for children ages 2-15. Activities range from sports, arts, yoga, gymnastics, dance, performing arts, nature, and daily swimming lessons in our indoor swimming pool. Best of all, we utilize our extensive, fully air-conditioned, indoor facilities, as well as our outdoor facilities. The aquatics program is Red Cross-certified, and the camps are American Camping Association-accredited. Specialists and educators in their fields oversee all activities and performers visit the camp weekly to entertain your children. jccmw.org. 914-472-3300.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF HARRISON
130 Union Ave., Harrison
914-835-2850

The Early Childhood Center of the JCC of Harrison is dedicated to enriching the lives of young children spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically. The 2-year-old program supports separation of the child from parent or caregiver. In programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, children explore an environment rich in materials that promotes developmental skills. Summer Camp sessions include an “Almost Two” class, and a Pre-K 3’s and 4’s program. Music, movement, sports, and nature are part of the daily activities. Playground and water-play activities add to the summer fun.

JODI'S GYM
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633

At Jodi's Gym, kids run, jump, and tumble their way to fitness! Now in our 33rd year, Jodi’s Gym Camp for 3- to 7-year-olds is three hours filled with gymnastics, music, art, story time, games, and snack time. Our staff is safety certified and goes through an extensive Jodi’s Gym training program. Our newly renovated, clean, spacious, state-of-the-art facility is a child's dream come true. Jodi’s Gym offers the most flexible scheduling around. You choose the weeks and days!

KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-472-5409

The Little School Summer Enrichment Program provides a preschool experience for 3- and 4-year olds. We create a climate of learning and fun which will further the development of each child socially, physically, and creatively. We strive to help each child adjust easily, strengthen values of cooperation, and have a positive group experience. Little School children swim and receive instruction during the week at the Scarsdale Pool. In everything we do, we promote each child’s positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities. These objectives are pursued in a low-key and spirited way.

KIWI COUNTRY DAY CAMP
825 Union Valley Road, Carmel
914-276-CAMP (2267)
Mailing Address: PO Box 518, Somers, NY 10589

At Kiwi Country Day Camp we LOVE camp, and LIVE camp 365 days a year. For 62 years, Kiwi Country Day Camp has provided campers with an authentic traditional camp experience. Our formula for success blends a magnificent facility with a dynamic and creative curriculum, offered by a highly spirited and interactive staff. Our core program offers campers a variety of sports, adventure, performing and creative arts, and daily instructional swim led by professional educators. Schedule a personal family tour and see for yourself that Kiwi Country Day Camp provides the most for your children.

THE MILESTONE SCHOOL
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Summer at Milestone is an eight-week program with two-week sessions, full day from 9am-5pm, or half-day from 9am-12pm, for children ages 2-8. A typical day for campers includes water play, outdoor play, arts and 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 County. Biweekly themes guide a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, which encourage and promote learning through play, exploration, and fun.

OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMP IN DOBBS FERRY AT MERCY COLLEGE
555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
646-519-5057
Email dobbs@oasischildren.com

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 pre-K campers. Oasis also offers a popular Teen Travel program for young people ages 12-14. Visit us at oasischildren.com today!

ROBIN'S NEST
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
914-366-3232

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 to 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, and a vacation club during school breaks. Now accepting registration for summer camp 2015. Limited spots available. Nine weeks, June 30-Aug. 29, 8am-4:30pm with 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
914-633-7625
Email frontdesk@climbrockclub.biz

Our air-conditioned, rain-proof facility is the perfect place to spend your summer and our professional, trained staff will make sure your climbing summer is one to remember! TRC Summer Camp will run from June 29 through August 29. You can spend one week with us or the full summer! Whether you’re an experienced climber or just learning the ropes, our summer camp is perfect for you. Programs focus on team building and offer activities that build self-esteem and foster creativity, concentration and problem solving. Groups are based on age and climbing ability.

ROSENTHAL JCC SUMMER DAY CAMPS
Rosenthal JCC Summer Day Camps
Camp Discovery (K-8th grades)
500 Yorktown Road (Route 129), Croton-on-Hudson
Winter phone: 914-741-0333 x15
Summer phone: 914-271-7563
Contact: Allison Langer at Allison@rosenthaljcc.org
Camp Bear Ridge (Toddler -5 years)
600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville
Contact: Ann Pardes at ann@rosenthaljcc.org
914-741-0333 x21

Rosenthal JCC summer day camps engage children in body, mind, and especially, spirit with daily fun, athletics and games and special activities. You’ll find something that every child will love, in a nurturing and safe environment. Camp Discovery offers twice daily swimming, flexible scheduling, before and after care as well as a variety of busing options.

SQUIRE CAMPS, INC.
914-328-3798
Email squirecamps@gmail.com

Celebrating our 42nd year! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children in Kindergarten-ninth grade at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale. Campers design their own custom schedules from more than 50 exciting courses including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, photography, Legos, and more. All courses are taught by certified teachers. Squire also operates a Tennis and All-Sports Academy at Maria Regina High School. Hot lunch, t-shirt, water bottle, and early drop-off included. Transportation, extended day, and three-, four-, or seven-week sessions available.

THORNTON-DONOVAN SCHOOL
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
914-632-8836
Email alicini@aol.com

Founded in 1969, the Summer Challenge has been a source of joy, entertainment, enlightenment, and playful fun for boys and girls ages 3 ½-14. 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. Open houses: Sunday, March 15 and Sunday, April 19, both from 2-4pm. Annemarie Licini-Paris is the Summer Challenge director.

WAGON ROAD CAMP
431 Quaker Road, Chappaqua
914-238-4761
Email vincec@childrensaidsociety.org

Run by The Children’s Aid Society, Wagon Road is a day camp for all children. A diverse group of campers enjoys a comprehensive program of Red Cross swim instruction, horsemanship, adventure ropes course, sports, dance, music, drama, cooking, nature study, and arts and crafts. Campers are organized in small groups with two counselors. We offer overnights with special evening activities and flexible enrollment plans. Fees are reasonable and include lunch and snacks. Transportation is available at central pickup locations, as well as early drop-off and extended day.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464 x176

“Whitby Summer Camp is distinguished by its program variety, and the quality and experience of our instructors who work with children year round,” says Kurt Putnam, Whitby’s Director of Athletics and Cocurricular Programs. Customize your child’s camp experience this summer. Select from soccer, multi-level chess, LEGO Mindstorms, 3D Printing, tennis, animation and other activities that are led by local sport and academic experts. Morning, afternoon and full day options available for children through age 11. To register or to learn more about the instructors and activities, please visit whitbyschool.org/summer2015.

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.

 

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