UPDATED FEBRUARY 2014: 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. Make NYMetroParents your summer camp authority for Westchester County, NY. Don’t forget to check out our great tips for having the best summer camp experience with these articles!
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ACRES OF ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMP AT ANN AND ANDY
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
Acres of Adventure Summer Camp at Ann & Andy's is a 1-to-9-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, waterslide, zip line, mini-golf, color games, kickball, basketball, dodge ball, drama, and off-campus swimming and bowling. We also have a tween travel camp for 11-14 year olds. We offer customized schedules, individualized attention, and hot lunches daily, as well as barbeque Fridays. All buildings are air conditioned.
ALCOTT - A MONTESSORI SCHOOL
27 Crane Road,
46 Fox Meadow Road,
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!
BADGER SPORTS CLUB
119 Rockland Ave., Larchmont
Badger is a classic all-around day camp, centered around our Olympic size swimming pool and activities such as baseball, basketball, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, martial arts, golf, yoga, dance, music, drama, nature, arts & crafts, and chess club. Operated by the Collins family since 1945, Badger Day Camp includes hot lunch, door-to-door transportation, towel and laundry service, and a 5:1 counselor-to-camper ratio. For kids ages 3-13.
BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
An enchanting place for children to spend summer days with a warm, caring, and experienced staff. Children ages 3½-12 explore art and music, nature and science, woodworking, drama, swimming, games, and free play on four acres of wooded property. CIT program for ages 13 and older. Five weeks: June 30-Aug. 1, Mondays-Fridays (Fridays optional), from 9:30am-3pm. Open House dates: March 1 and March 15. Register at [email protected] or 845-627-0234.
BREEZEMONT DAY CAMP
62-64 Cox Ave., Armonk
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
Email [email protected]
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!
15 E. Putnam Ave., #3330, Greenwich
Email [email protected]
Camp Pelican has been serving families in Westchester and Fairfield since 1965. Family owned and operated on a beautiful 32-acre campus in Greenwich. Campers ages 3–13 years enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, air-conditioned activity rooms and door to door transportation. We offer flexible dates, full and half day programs and a full range of activities. Our staff, with a minimum age of 21, ensures adult supervision for every camper. See all the details on our website.
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
Email [email protected]
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.
ESF SUMMER CAMPS AT GREENWICH ACADEMY
200 N. Maple Ave., Greenwich
Award-winning camps since 1982. Five unique camps: Mini Camp (age 3): a fun-filled first camp! Day Camp (ages 4-8): art, swimming, sports, music and drama, Innovation Lab, science, martial arts, fencing, theme days, and special events. Sports Camp (ages 6-14): instruction and league games in soccer, basketball, baseball, street hockey, lacrosse, team handball, flag football, golf, and swimming. Senior Camp (ages 9-15): art, swimming, sports, martial arts, fencing, “True Life Adventures,” drama, outdoor adventure, cooking, and digital photography. Tennis Camp (ages 6-15): instruction designed with each camper’s age and ability in mind!
ESF SUMMER CAMPS AT RIVERDALE COUNTRY SCHOOL
5250 Fieldston Road, Bronx
More than 30 years of experience! ESF offers four exciting camps at Riverdale Country School: Day Camp (ages 4-8), Sports Camp (ages 6-14), Senior Camp (ages 9-15), and Tennis Camp (ages 6-15). ESF is an award-winning, family-owned and -operated camp. More than 60 activities, sports, and exciting programs for boys and girls. 2-8 week options. Extended-day available. Optional bus transportation from Westchester County and New York City.
FOR KIDS ONLY
577 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor
For Kids Only is a childcare facility located on North State Rd. 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.
THE GODDARD SCHOOL
62 Triangle Center, Yorktown Heights
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
At The Goddard School®, summer is full of fun and learning! Energetic teams of teachers plan developmentally appropriate activities to instill a lifelong love of learning. Children are exposed to exciting learning opportunities in a safe and secure environment. Children march in playground parades, learn about creepy crawlies, send letters to pen pals, and enjoy splish-splash days. To discover how Goddard can make this summer your child’s best learning experience yet, visit goddardschool.com.
HARVEY CAVALIER SUMMER CAMP AT THE HARVEY SCHOOL
260 Jay St., Katonah
845-677-0491 Off-season / 914-232-0581 Summer
The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp for children ages 4-14 offers a six-week program filled with electives in the fine arts, crafts, theatre, music, and dance, as well as swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, sports, science, and more! Guided by professional artists and educators, campers enjoy an adventure of self-exploration. Harvey's 125-acre campus provides a perfect setting for summer fun: an outdoor pool, indoor ice skating rink, the state-of-the-art Walker Center for the Arts, open fields for sports, and shady pathways through our woods. The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp—Northern Westchester's premier arts camp, June 30-August 8.
HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
Email [email protected]
Programs for campers ages 15 months-12 years. Summer 2014 season is June 23-Aug. 15; 9am-12pm or 9am-4pm. Programs feature hands-on science and nature investigation, 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 SUMMER CAMPS
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
for camps only: [email protected]
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
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.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
At Jodi's Gym, kids run, jump, and tumble their way to fitness! Now in our 32nd year, Jodi’s Gym Camp for 3-7-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
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. Gym, yoga, and Spanish are offered. We promote each child’s positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities.
KIWI COUNTRY DAY CAMP
825 Union Valley Road, Carmel
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/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 LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
Since 1977, The Little Gym has been promoting the healthy and successful physical and mental development of children. Their “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” includes Parent/Child classes (ages 4 months-3 years), Preschool/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 camp for children ages 3-9 years, with flexible scheduling to work around your summer plans. Their unique theme-based curriculum takes children on weekly adventures. Half-day and full-day sessions available.
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.
MOUNT TOM DAY SCHOOL DAY CAMP
48 Mount Tom Road, New Rochelle
Serving Westchester families since 1955, Mount Tom provides a safe and supportive environment for children ages 3-14 to learn, grow, and have fun. Children participate in a well-rounded schedule of activities including daily Red Cross swim instruction, team and individual sports, cultural and performing arts, nature, outdoor adventure (rock climbing, ropes course, zip line), electives, and wonderful special events. Door-to-door transportation and hot lunch are included.
OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMP IN DOBBS FERRY AT MERCY COLLEGE
555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Email [email protected]
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!
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.
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.)
SQUIRE CAMPS, INC.
PO Box 885, Sleepy Hollow
Email [email protected]
Celebrating our 41st year! 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.
ST. JAMES THE LESS NURSERY SCHOOL
Crane Road at Church Lane, Scarsdale
Let your child experience the wonders of our nurturing summer camp. This exciting morning program is for children entering a 3- or 4-year-old program or kindergarten in the fall. Led by experienced nursery school teachers, our programs (2, 3, or 4 days for 2-year-olds; 3, 4, or 5 days for 3-year-olds) include an outdoor playground, sprinklers, story time, Spanish, yoga, gym, and much more. Our six-week program is based on weekly summer-fun themes, and we also offer two weeks of mini-camp. Mini Camp June 9-June 27; Summer Fun Camp June 30-August 7.
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. Open Houses: Sunday, March 2 and Sunday, April 6, both from 2pm-4pm. Annemarie Licini-Paris is the Summer Challenge director.
WAGON ROAD CAMP
431 Quaker Road, Chappaqua
Email [email protected]
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 & 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 pick-up locations, as well as early drop-off and extended day.
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
Top-notch instructors, learning, and fun at Whitby School Summer Camp! Whitby School’s Summer 2014 Camp offers “sciensational” workshops, theater, chess, soccer, tennis, kung fu, and more for children ages 3-11. “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 co-curricular programs. The camp runs from June 16-July 25 on Whitby’s beautiful 25-acre, backcountry Greenwich, CT campus. For information and online registration, go to whitbyschool.org/summer2014.
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.
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 & 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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