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

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

March 3, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   

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

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UPDATED March 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.
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford

Acres of Adventure Summer Camp at Ann & Andy's is a 1-9 week program for children ages 3 months-14 years. We are situated on five acres with more than 15 play areas. The outdoor program includes baseball, soccer, climbing wall, bocce ball court, water slide, zip line, mini-golf, kickball, basketball, dodge ball, drama, and off-campus swimming and bowling. We also have a tween travel camp for ages 11-14. We offer customized schedules, individualized attention, and hot lunches daily, as well as barbeque Fridays. All buildings are air-conditioned.

535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale


Alcott School’s Summer Fun program offers a variety of schedules for children aged 2-5 years. The program is designed to be an enjoyable summer experience for the child attending for the first time or for the experienced preschooler. Weekly themes are incorporated into outdoor play, science and nature exploration, water play in sprinklers and water tables, open-ended art, tricycle riding, and group games. The multicultural program is enriched by early childhood music and nature specialists and staffed with experienced head teachers, assistants, and summer counselors. Visit us at alcottschool.org.

351 Main St., Mt. Kisco

Entering its 21st year, Summer Adventure Club is a 4- or 8-week summer camp for children entering first-ninth grades. Located on 12 acres in Mt. Kisco, the camp offers onsite swimming, sports, outdoor games, arts and crafts, digital arts, game room, and dance. Campers enjoy special programming and events (STEM, inflatable waterslides, petting zoo, and Camp Olympics), and trips (Playland, adventure ropes course, and more). Camp includes snack and lunch (prepared by Ladle of Love). Camp hours: 9am-4pm, early care at 8am and late care until 6pm. Call to register.

62 Cox Ave., Armonk

Breezemont Day Camp offers a wide variety of activities, land sports, and 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 director and owner, Gordon, at 914-367-1936.

Held at Camp Claire, Lyme, CT

Camp Clio, a seriously fun place for adopted children ages 9-12, offers its fifth summer of “old-fashioned” camp fun. Campers share a cabin with other adopted boys and girls and teenage counselors—all of whom were adopted—who serve as role models. Each week a picnic lunch adoption discussion is led by Spence-Chapin social workers providing a relaxed atmosphere to explore adoption feelings and experiences in a fun, safe, and non-judgmental environment. Campers may attend one, two, or three sessions—sleepaway or all-day. July 3-23. Scholarships available.

On the campus of Salesian High School, 148 Main St., New Rochelle
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!

1 Nabby Hill, Mohegan Lake

Established in 1940, Camp Nabby is a traditional 8-week summer day camp for children between the ages of 3 1?2 -13. The mission at Camp Nabby is to educate and inspire young people and their families to choose healthy, playful lives. Located on 17 beautiful acres in Mohegan Lake, our camp features 3 tennis courts, 3 swimming pools, 5 ball fields, 3 soccer fields, 3 basketball courts, 2 dodgeball courts, gaga ball, gymnastics, floor hockey, hiking trail, nature center, rock climbing, art, and music.

30 Mountain Road, Pomona

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, nine heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, a petting zoo, and special events. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.

1228 North Ave., New Rochelle

Learn how Alef Bet Preschool uses a progressive approach to educate young children in a stimulating learning environment, helping them grow into empathetic, capable learners for life. The newly renovated site in New Rochelle offers light-filled classrooms and a natural playground. Summer program will be held from June 27-August 12. We will be opening our school for tours every Tuesday and Wednesday morning 10am-12pm.

School of the Holy Child 2225 Westchester Ave., Rye
Email info@challengecamps.com

Open the door to a delightful and meaningful summer of fun and learning for your bright, curious child! Challenge Camp is celebrating our 36th year of offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for bright, curious children aged 4-15. Over 100 courses ranging from 3D printing, architecture, coding, cooking, drones, magic, Minecraft, robotics, and many options in between. Including sports, swimming, and fencing! An ACA accredited day camp in Rye, on 18 picturesque acres. Bus transportation, early and extended day, and Kosher lunch options available. For more information challengecamps.com or 914-779-6024.

175 W. Clarkstown Road, New City
Champion Birthday Parties at Champion Day Camp

Email champion@championdaycamp.com

Champion campers spend their summers experiencing the excitement and adventure that each day produces. Our facility contains pools, sports fields, arts buildings, and ropes courses. The camp program is designed with the intent of campers gaining skills in an engaging environment while having a blast with their camp friends. Our staff is trained to go the extra mile to ensure that each camper is having a great day, each and every day. Lunch, towel service, and snacks are all included in the day. Door-to-door transportation is available.

70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive Smart Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

5250 Fieldston Road, Bronx
Email kgongol@esfcams.com

More than 33 years of experience! ESF offers six exciting camps at Riverdale Country Day School: Mini Camp (age 3), Day Camp (ages 4-8), sports camp (ages 6-14), senior camp (ages 9-15), Specialty Major Camps (grades second to 10th), and tennis camp (ages 6-15). ESF is an award-winning, family-owned and -operated camp. More than 60 activities, daily swim, sports, and exciting programs for boys and girls. Two- through eight-week options. Extended day available. Optional bus transportation from New York City and Westchester County.

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.

307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge

Green Meadow Waldorf School offers infant-toddler and family programs, serves children from nursery through 12th grade, and offers popular summer adventures. From Sheep to Slippers, Cooking and Crafting in the Kindergarten, and Farm and Garden Days, we offer children the chance to make summer memories that will last a lifetime. Our beautiful 11-acre wooded campus allows our students access to the natural world, while our proximity to NYC and major highways enables us to attract a diverse student body, from 13 counties, as well as from several countries around the world.

340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle

Programs for campers ages 18 months to 12 years. Summer 2016 season is June 27-August 19, 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 campers ages 3-12 years, an optional catered lunch program, and an air-conditioned facility.

130 Union Ave., Harrison
Email nancyi@jcch.org

The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center offers programs for toddlers through pre-k. Bright, modern classrooms, an indoor gym, and outside playground are on nature-filled grounds. Professionally-trained, warm, nurturing teachers provide developmentally appropriate curriculum across all educational domains. Both morning programs and afternoon enrichment specialty classes are available. Summer programs for Almost Twos and children eligible to enter a fall 3's program are enrolling now, as are all programs for fall 2016. OCFS licensed. Call us to arrange a visit or join us at our open house on Wednesday March 9, at 7pm!

25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan


Jodi’s Gym Camp is a morning of nonstop, action-packed fun! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move, and groove, all under the supervision and care of our well-trained and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music, and art. It’s a mix your child is sure to love. Super flexible scheduling-you choose the days and weeks. Join us in our 35th year! Offered for children ages 3-7. Summer camp dates: June 13-Sept. 2.

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. In everything we do, we promote each child’s positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities.

1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email rwagner@kumon.com

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children in preschool through high school develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit kumon.com today to find your local center or call 1-800-ABC-MATH.

70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon

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.

2005 Palmer Ave. Box 277, Larchmont
Email info@nextleveldaycamp.com

Next Level Camps empower boys and girls entering grades one through nine to “Learn. Commit. Achieve.” Next Level Camp for Girls (at The Ursuline School) and Next Level Camp for Boys (at Archbishop Stepinac) offer unforgettable summer day camp experiences that blend sports, academics, unique electives, and special events to develop character, confidence, leadership, and life skills. Next Level’s skill-based approach encourages campers of all abilities to pursue their interests and explore new activities in programs customized to each child’s needs, with many convenient registration options to help families optimize their summer schedules.

Upper Camp-Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Lower Camp
Masters School
49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry

Email dobbs@oasischildren.com

Give your child a summer full of fun with Oasis Summer Camps! Here at Oasis we offer three different types of summer camps; a traditional summer day camp program for children between the ages of five and eleven, Early Start Imagination Camp for pre-K campers ages 3-5, and a program called Teen Travel, which is designed for young adventurers going into the seventh, eighth, or ninth grades. In all of our programs, daily activities and trips are centered on creative and performing arts, outdoor education, swimming, athletics, and team-building.

82 Prospect St., White Plains
Email Info@paow.us

Prospect Academy of Westchester is a Montessori-based educational center for children ages 3-5 with a focus on language development. We offer programs in Russian, German, and English languages, lead by native or bilingual speakers. At PAOW we develop an individual approach to each child, promote cultural fluency, increased adaptivity, cognitive and academic excellence. We prepare for kindergarten and have a small teacher-to-student ratio. Kids at PAOW love our library, cooking, yoga, music, gym, and large playground and classrooms. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and we offer extended hours.

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 to 5 years, from 7am-6pm, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two nutritional snacks. Age-specific curriculum, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, and a vacation club during school breaks. Now accepting registration for summer camp 2016. Limited spots available. Nine weeks, June 30-Aug. 29, 8am-4:30pm with extended hours available. Weekly rate $285. Free lunch and snacks. Ages 6-9 years.

21 Locust Ave., Rye

Rye Y summer camps are led by a team of full-time, professional directors. Staff members are selected for their dedication and enthusiasm and serve as professional role models for our campers. We are accredited by the ACA and have low camper-to-counselor ratios. Camp options include: Kinder (age 3-6), Discovery (age 4-11), Sports (age 5-12), STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (grades 2-5), Gymnastics (age 6-14), Adventure (grades 6-9), Teen Fitness (Ages 11-14), and C.I.T. (grades 9-10). Several of our camps include daily swim lessons. Visit ryecamp.org for details.

Email squirecamps@gmail.com

Celebrating our 43rd year! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children kindergarten-ninth grade at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale. Campers design their own custom schedules from over than 50 exciting courses including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, photography, and Legos. All courses are taught by certified teachers. Squire also operates a Tennis and All-Sports Academy. Hot lunch, t-shirt, water bottle, and early drop-off included. Transportation and extended day available. June 27-Aug. 12.

1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining

Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp 2016 is jam-packed with adventure, discovery, and hands-on fun in the outdoors. We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks, and exploring natural habitats all summer long! Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in four two-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters childrens’ innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship in Teatown’s abundant meadows, forests, lakes, and streams.

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. Annemarie Licini is the Summer Challenge director.

431 Quaker Road, Chappaqua
Email vincec@childrensaidsociety.org

Wagon Road is about community, discovery, and fun. Campers enjoy a comprehensive program featuring Red Cross swim instruction, water slide, free swim, horseback riding, ropes course, archery, sports, dance, music, drama, cooking, 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 pick-up locations, as well as early drop-off and extended day.

175 Rockland Ave., Mamaroneck

WJC’s Early Childhood Camp Program provides a fun summer experience in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Early Childhood teachers and teen counselors gear activities to the needs of our young campers, ages 2-5. Dance, music, art, soccer, cooking, yoga, nature, science, outdoor and water play fill the days. Examples of special weekly events that round out the schedule might include: petting zoos, puppet shows, PJ Library Story Time and Sing-Along, and “Touch a Truck Day.” Six-week program offered with flexible enrollment available. Call 914-698-2767 for more information.

914-792-6555/ 800-DAY-CAMP (329-2267)
Email howardhlg@aol.com

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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