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

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

February 8, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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

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UPDATED February 2016: 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 traditional 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. Make NYMetroParents your summer camp authority for Westchester County, NY.

ROCK CLUB AT PINE BROOK FITNESS (THE)
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-633-7625

Looking for something fun and different for your kids this summer? The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness offers weekly indoor rock climbing camps for ages 5-14 and outdoor climbing camp, Rock Out!, for ages 9 and older. Rock climbing is a great activity to promote balance, flexibility, strength, and focus. No experience necessary. Your kids will make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun! Visit bookeo.com/climbrockclub to register today. For more information visit climbrockclub.com or call us at 914-633-7625.

ARTISTREE PERFORMING ARTS
114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
Email heather@artistreearts.com

Artistree Performing Arts (formerly Applause Westchester, now owned by Heather and Peter Capelle) offers weekly performing arts camps for President’s and Spring Break weeks, as well as all summer long, (June 6-Sept. 2). Each week campers will cycle through classes in acting, singing, hip-hop and theater dance, set and costume design, as well as filmmaking, and writing. Campers enjoy outdoor time across the street at Harbor Island Park, and each week culminates in an open house performance in our beautifully renovated studio. Join us for the best summer ever!

CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
SUNY Purchase,
914-864-1267

Do you want a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, including Jewish tradition, history, and holidays, for children in kindergarten through seventh grade. We offer a professional teaching staff supported by a parent co-op administration. Private or group bar and bat mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org or call 914-200-1520.

COMPUTER ADVENTURES – BITS, BYTES & BOTS
605 Millwood Road (Route 133), Mt. Kisco
914-218-8175
bbbparties.com


Email westchester@computeradventures.com

We offer week-long summer camp sessions for beginner and advanced, ages 6-16. Our leading-edge technology curriculum includes game design, app development, computer programming, electronics, robotics, animation, digital graphics, 3D printing, 3D modeling, and Minecraft. Our unique curriculum teaches logic, problem-solving, critical thinking, and storytelling in addition to the technical skills. Our interactive classes promote confidence, creativity, socialization, collaboration, risk-tasking, and perseverance in a safe environment. During the school year, we also provide enrichment classes and parties or events.

DESTINATION SCIENCE - THE FUN SCIENCE DAY CAMP FOR CURIOUS KIDS 5 TO 11!
20 locations in Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties,
888-909-2822

Designed to excite kids about science and build great life skills. Weekly themes combine science, engineering, unique projects, teamwork, problem solving, outdoor games, and many great take homes that keep kids engaged. 2016 themes include: Roller Coaster Science Camp, Robot Challenge Science Camp, Space Quest Science Camp, and Super Hero Physics Science Camp. Early enrollment and multiple camp savings offered as well as sibling discounts.

DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St.
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-472-0600


Our ongoing and summer revolutionary reading program will teach any child to read, even children diagnosed with a learning disability, dyslexia, ADD, or ADHD. Whether your child is reading above, below, or at grade level, they will accomplish three to six years of reading achievement in just one year. Parents will see immediate improvement in reading achievement, comprehension, and vocabulary development. More than 10,000 children from preschool to 12th grade have accomplished these remarkable results. Your child’s grades, confidence, and self-esteem will soar as he or she learns to love reading and school.

EAST POINTE DANCE
11 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook
914-202-2200

The East Pointe Dance Intensive is great for dancers who want to enhance their technique over the summer in all styles of dance! Sign up for as many weeks as you like! We offer two summer programs, Monday-Friday 9am-2pm for those on pointe and 9am-1pm for those who aren’t. We also have classes for little ones and a mini camp for 7-9-year-olds. Check out our open play room Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm, 55 min for $10 cash. Call for more information.

FIN 2 SWIM
858-539-3209
Email info@fin2swim.com

Can your child "really" swim? Has she had lessons for several summers but still won’t put her head under water? Does he run and jump in without knowing how to save himself? Let us help you! One-on-one private lessons will have your child swimming independently from one side of the pool to the other in approximately six weeks. Don’t miss this limited opportunity! Lessons are held in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester, from mid-June through July, and in the Hamptons in August. Call now to reserve your time slot.

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

Weekly day sessions for ages 4-16, June-August at state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Westchester. Our highly trained, experienced professionals and limited enrollment allows each camper the opportunity to maximize their skill development while having fun. Campers can choose from 19 individualized specialty programs: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, Multi-Sports, Field Hockey, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Circus Arts, Magic, Softball, Diving, Horseback Riding, Swim, Academic, STEM Education, and Rising Stars. Supervised swimming is included, as is instructional swim for Rising Stars. Lunch option and door-to-door transportation available.

GYMCATS GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMP
One Odell Plaza, Yonkers
914-965-7676

GymCats Summer Camp program offers quality instruction for boys and girls ages 4-12, including beginner through advanced gymnastics, sports performance, tennis, arts and crafts, trips, games, and special themed days. We have a low student-to-teacher ratio, campers are grouped by age, and our facility is fully air-conditioned. Full, half, and extended days are available. Our program enriches development by providing attitudes and skills that carry over to many of life’s activities. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and fit camp experience.

HOUSE OF SPORTS WESTCHESTER
1 Elm St., Ardsley
914-479-5419

The House of Sports is your one stop shopping for weekly sports camps this summer! From ages 3- high school, the House of Sports offers programming for children of all ages and ability level. For younger campers we offer a multi-sport camp that incorporates both learning and playing a variety of sports each day. For third grade and older we offer sport specific camps in lacrosse, basketball, soccer, and baseball. All camps take place in our 100,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility in Ardsley, and are staffed by professional coaches and instructors.

ISG GYMNASTICS
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison
914-835-0010

The day begins at 9:30am. After a warm-up, we start our daily activities. The morning session is devoted to gymnastic skills and routines on the equipment. The afternoon session includes games, arts and crafts, theater, and carnival. Our gym is equipped with the finest gymnastics apparatus, including tension uneven bars, balance beams, vaulting, trampoline, mini-trampoline, and a 40-by-40-foot carpeted spring tumbling floor. You'll flip for ISG Gymnastics Training Camp for girls, ages 5 and older.

LINGUAKIDS®, LLC
2 locations
2005 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
914-525-0328
43 Tokeneke Road, Darien, CT
203-426-7004


LinguaKids® offers French, Chinese, and Spanish classes for children starting at 6 months old. LinguaKids®’ teachers are all friendly, energetic, native speakers who completely immerse the children in language and culture. Children are engaged in a multi-sensory approach, combining songs, movement, arts and crafts, games, storytelling, and role-playing, to make learning fun and enjoyable. Camp classes are available starting the last week of June. We also offer guitar classes in Spanish, which is a good way to combine learning guitar and speaking Spanish.

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
NY address first for BAP
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
tlgupperwestsideny.com
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-787-1124
tlguppereastsideny.com
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
201-445-4444
tlgwaldwicknj.com


Since 1977, The Little Gym has been promoting the healthy and successful physical and mental development of children. Its “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” includes parent and child classes (ages 4 months to 3 years), preschool and kindergarten classes (ages 3-6 years), and grade school gymnastics (non-competitive only!) for beginner, intermediate, or advanced gymnasts. The Little Gym also offers its world-renowned “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” camp for children ages 3-9 years, with flexible scheduling to work around your summer plans. Its unique theme-based curriculum takes children on weekly adventures. Half-day and full-day sessions available.

LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY
2 Dale Ave., Ossining
914-941-2939

Logrea Dance Academy (school of the Westchester Ballet Company) inspires students of all ages and abilities to achieve their highest potentials, through training in classical ballet, as well as jazz, tap, and modern. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers, Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, LDA offers classes for students age 3 through advanced, by an all-professional staff. Annual Nutcracker and scholarship auditions are held each fall, and all students have the opportunity to participate in performances of the highest artistic standard.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900

Join us for an all-new Summer Music & Arts at the Music Conservatory. We offer jazz improvisation, songwriting, instruments, games, world music and drumming, singing, acting, and arts and crafts. Choose all or some of our four exciting sessions: June 27–July 8 (no classes July 4); July 11–July 22; July 25–Aug. 5; Aug. 8-Aug. 19. It’s never too early to think about summer. For ages 5 and up!

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
914-771-7000

Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original music program is 34 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 months 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. Check out our locations and schedule a free trial class.

NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB AT PINE BROOK FITNESS
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-636-1003

Keep your kids active and having fun all summer long at tennis camp at the New Rochelle Racquet Club at Pine Brook Fitness. The New Rochelle Racquet Club offers junior tennis camps for children ages 5-15 filled with age appropriate tennis, fitness and fun. Both full and half day options are available starting June 27th. Visit us at nrrc.us to learn more and call us at 914-636-1003 to register.

ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
914-909-2974

OnTrack Sport Center is an all-weather, year-round indoor sport facility with two turf fields ideal for team training, recreation, and competitive programs. Indoor and outdoor summer soccer clinics run in partnership with NY Red Bulls and Eastern (ages 4-12), holiday and winter break sports camps (ages 7-12), after-school youth sports programs (ages 4-14). Customized birthday parties and private rentals for events are available.

PLAY GROUP THEATRE (THE)
One N. Broadway, White Plains
914-946-4433

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 (ages 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.

PLAYLAND ICE CASINO
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
914-481-5941

Kids and families love Playland Ice in Rye, NY. Operating year-round, Playland Ice offers learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey classes, public ice skating, figure skating, clinics, and camps for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties are always a huge hit at Playland Ice and feature private rooms, private ice, party helper, dance and black lights, and music. Visit us online for more information.

PRE-SCHOOL READING PROGRAM BY THE DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
914-472-0600

Your 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old child will learn 15-30 words in his first session. He will learn to read his first book fluently. Every two months, your preschooler or kindergartner will achieve one year of reading enrichment. Her self-esteem will soar as she develops a love for reading and school. It’s easy, fun, and life’s most exciting game.

PURCHASE COLLEGE AQUATICS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-251-6546
Email christine.klint@purchase.edu

Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, SCUBA certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. Our summer session offers two-week intensives, morning or afternoon classes, as well as private lessons. Adult classes are offered on Tuesday evenings. Sessions run mid-June through mid-August. Register now!

SOCIABLE KIDZ®
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
914-502-3295
Email sociablekidz@sociablekidz.com

As seen on CNN, Sociable Kidz® offers a six-week summer program providing social skills classes daily in July and August for kindergarten through third grade including our CIT program for kids in grades 4-5. We will be running a 9-12 class focusing on teamwork, sharing, and teasing. Call for more information.

SPORTIME WESTCHESTER SUMMER CAMPS
SPORTIME Westchester Summer Camps
Tennis and Sports, ages 3-15
Mamaroneck
914-777-5050
campshi@sportimeny.com
sportimecamps.com/hi
Eastchester
914-777-5151
campslisle@sportimeny.com
sportimecamps.com/lisle


SPORTIME's tennis for kids under 10, Tennis & Sport, and high level EXCEL and John McEnroe Tennis Academy Training Camps are designed for youngsters who want to focus their camp days on playing and learning tennis. Campers will be taught proper tennis technique and strategies while participating in competitive drills, games, and match play. Camp days also include field sports, special events and swimming at Harbor Island’s beautiful beach and spray park, and access to the Lake Isle Country Club pool. Visit us online at sportimecamps.com/hi or sportimecamps.com/lisle to find out more!

STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
914-793-2799

New and exciting summer classes for boys and girls ages 2 and older. Studio B now offers jazz for ages 3-5, and our brand new acro and tumbling program for ages 4-7, a fun, energetic, coed class. Our clean, modern facilities have comfortable waiting rooms with viewing windows into the dance studios. Exciting camp programs for ages 3-6, 7-10, and 11 and older. Highly enthusiastic and experienced teachers combine professional instruction with fun and creative games. Flexible daily or weekly scheduling makes it easy for parents to plan ahead or play it by ear.

SUMMER KIDS COLLEGE AT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTERS
Multiple Locations in Westchester,
Ossining 914-606-7400
Peekskill 914-606-7300
White Plains 914-606-7500


Email Jeanne.Maloney@sunywcc.edu

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.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS - WESTCHESTER
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
914-237-4396
sylvanlearning.com/bronxville
bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com
Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
180 S. Broadway
White Plains
914-948-4116
sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains
sylvan4202@msn.com


Avoid summer learning loss at Sylvan! Summer academic camps, STEM classes, and personal tutoring programs will boost your child’s confidence and enhance academic skills. Keep your child’s mind growing over the summer with Reading, Math, Writing, or Study Skills camps, plus STEM classes in Robotics and Coding. Summer programs are offered for students entering grades kindergarten-ninth. Space is limited. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains. Call Sylvan today for details and to reserve your space. Bronxville: 914-237-4396; White Plains: 914-948-4116.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY PARKS SPORTS CAMPS AND PROGRAMS
914-231-4673

Whether your youngster is a nature enthusiast, an aspiring musician, or a sports hound, Westchester County Parks’ popular summer camps offer something for kids of all ages and interests. Boys and girls can develop their skills in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, or volleyball or learn about their natural environment or favorite musical instrument. Sessions begin in late June or early July. Complete information on hours and session dates, along with brochures and applications can be found at westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-231-4500.

WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
914-347-8232

Weekly camps for all ages and abilities. Mini Camp, designed for preschool through eight-year-olds, includes two daily skating lessons, plus nature, science, magic, soccer, and crafts from June 13-July 1 and Aug. 15-Sept. 2. Figure Skating Camp runs for 11 weeks beginning June 20, with Olympic coaches. Hockey Camp runs for 9 weeks beginning July 5 and offers excellent player development.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
The Bronx Zoo, Bronx
1-800- 433-4149
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
For Manhattan:
The Bronx Zoo
bzeducation@wcs.org
Central Park Zoo
cpzregistration@wcs.org


Summer camps at the Wildlife Conservation Society provide a unique chance for kids of all ages to get up close and personal with animals from around the globe without traveling far from home. The Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium introduce your child to wildlife and wild places through exciting investigations, animal encounters, hands-on activities, and crafts. Teens can learn what it takes to be a zookeeper, design an exhibit, and more in our Teen Internship! For details and registration visit wcs.org/summer-camps, or call 800-433-4149.

YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS
515 North St., White Plains
914-949-6227
Camp Funkist 914-949-6227 x168
Gymnastics Program 914- 949-6227 x125
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities 914-949-6227 x108


The YWCA on North Street in White Plains offers great options for summertime fun. Camp Funkist (ages 4-15) provides non-competitive relaxing days of sports, swimming, musical theater arts, nature, science, trips, and other age-appropriate activities; intensive full-day Summer Gymnastics for girls and boys; and Summer Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities. The YWCA has well-equipped indoor and outdoor facilities. Experienced and qualified staff lead recreational and instructional swimming.




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