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

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

February 16, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED February 2017: 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.
ACRES OF ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMP AT ANN AND ANDY
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027

Ann and Andy, family-owned and operated since 1973, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the Health Department. We have an extensive campus, and offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. 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 barbecue Fridays. All buildings are air-conditioned. Come see how much we care, and become part of our family.

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


Alcott School’s Summer Fun program offers a variety of schedules for children ages 2-5. 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.

BREEZEMONT DAY CAMP
62 Cox Ave., Armonk
914-367-1936
Email matt@breezemont.com

Located on an expansive 18-acre property in Armonk, Breezemont is nestled in its natural surroundings. Our campus maintains large green fields, towering trees, and a beautiful lake, which is a unique feature for a day camp. Complete with state-of-the-art facilities, Breezemont preserves the appearance of an overnight camp, while implementing a creatively robust day camp schedule. Heated swimming pools, and towel service provided. Hot lunch served daily. Pre- and post-childcare available. Snacks provided as well as door-to-door transportation. Ages 3-13.

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

Established in 1940, Camp Nabby is a traditional eight-week summer day camp for children between the ages of 3½ -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 three tennis courts, three swimming pools, five ball fields, three soccer fields, three basketball courts, two dodgeball courts, gaga ball, gymnastics, floor hockey, hiking trail, nature center, rock climbing, art, and music.

CAMP RAMAQUOIS
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
845-354-1600

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 five-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.

CHALLENGE CAMP
Schechter Westchester, 555 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
914-779-6024
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 37th year of offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for bright, curious children ages 4-15. More than 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-join us at our picturesque new location in Hartsdale. Bus transportation and early or extended day options. For more information call 914-779-6024 or visit challengecamps.com.

CHILDREN’S PLACE AT THE JOHN A. COLEMAN SCHOOL
317 North St., White Plains
914-597-4055

Our inclusive preschool offers a variety of enriching experiences that stimulate children’s natural curiosity and interests, promote well-being, and encourage pride and mastery in each child. Activities develop creativity, language, reasoning, social competence, and early readiness. Curriculum based on NYS Common Core with iPad and Smart Board technology. Children’s Place is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services and offers full and half days for ages 3-5. Hours are 8:45am–2:45pm with extended hours from 8am-5pm. We are staffed by experienced teachers and administrators. Parent references available.

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 first-ninth offers classes in oil painting, science, Lego Spybotics, cooking, and computers. The Concordia Conservatory and OSilas Art Studio offers classes in music and art. If your interest is sports, we offer programs for both Early Childhood and grades first-ninth.

DEER MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona
845-354-2727
Email info@deermountaindaycamp.com

Explore talents. Unlock creativity. Learn new skills. Find passions. Make true friends. Shine as you! Our story began in 1956, when the Katz family founded the camp, a legacy continued today by second-generation owners and directors, Roberta and Carol Katz. Under our insightful watch, campers (ages 3-15) open up as themselves and have a blast as they enjoy a sleepaway camp’s range of activities, facilities, and staff, in a day camp setting. Activities include swimming, sports, fine and performing arts, outdoor adventure, nature, waterfront, discovery, science, and special events.

EASTER SEALS NEW YORK
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

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.

GATE HILL DAY CAMP
750 Gate Hill Road, Stony Point
845-947-3223

Unconditionally welcoming since 1951. Gate Hill is a place where you matter most. Campers receive individual attention, and parents are kept involved with personal conversations by phone and email. A first rate, 33-acre facility, a thoughtful, varied program and an infectious culture of nurturing improvement makes Gate Hill the ultimate day camp experience. Highlights include: A proven learn to swim program, door-to-door "Camp on Wheels" transportation fun, and unique programs for S.T.E.A.M., teens, and early childhood campers. Book a tour online today!

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

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.

GREEN CHIMNEYS
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster
845-279-2995
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
845-225-8226


For over six decades, Green Chimneys has had a passion for educating children and honoring animals and nature. Thousands of families enjoy events and activities for all ages throughout the year such as Birds of Prey Day and Little Folk Farm Days. Innovative preschool and after-school programs serve children ages 3-12, and full-day summer camp programs provide outdoor excitement and lasting memories. Stroll through the Farm and Wildlife Center, visit the Country Store or just stop by to take in the peaceful green setting.

GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-356-2514
For open house:
gmws.org/admissionseventschedule


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.

HARVEY CAVALIER SUMMER CAMP AT THE HARVEY SCHOOL
260 Jay St., Katonah
Off-season: 845-677-0491 Summer: 914-232-0581
Email cdelcampo@harveyschool.org

The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp for children ages 4-14 offers programs filled with electives in fine arts, crafts, theater, music, and dance, as well as swimming, ice-skating, gymnastics, sports, and science. Guided by professional artists and educators, campers enjoy an adventure of self-exploration. Harvey's sprawling 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 best-kept secret in summer day camps.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202

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.

IONA COLLEGE DAY CAMP
715 North Ave., New Rochelle
Email mreddington@iona.edu

This summer children ages 5-13 will enjoy exciting, fun-filled days at the Iona College Day Camp. Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities and pristine college campus serves as the setting for an exciting summer. Your child will experience two periods of swimming daily led by members of our Iona college swim team. Our goal is to not only teach your children how to swim but to have them excel at swimming. Other activities include sports, dance, art, and music. Contact us at mreddington@iona.edu.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF HARRISON
130 Union Ave., Harrison
914-835-2850
Email apardes@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 2017. OCFS licensed. Call us to arrange a visit.

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


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 36th year! Offered for children ages 3-7.

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 ages 3-4. 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.

LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
917-657-0249
Email debrarosen@licexchange.com

LiceXchange treats head lice exclusively in the privacy of your home-as inexpensively as possible. Experienced, conscientious, and kind staff will put your children at ease-applying all the tools of the trade-without the use of pesticides! We stand by all our work, as long as "active" cases with lice follow our protocol. Founder Debra L. Rosen, has been successfully caring for schools and camps throughout the tri-state region for more than 15 years, stressing "prevention" over treatment. LiceXchange, “Where an age-old problem gets the Royal Treatment."

MASTERS SCHOOL (THE)
49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry
914-479-6400
Email admission@mastersny.org, mastersofsummer@mastersny.org

Open to students in grades fifth–12th, the Masters of Summer program is three weeks of enrichment classes and recreational activities in June. Courses range from musical theater, robotics, coding, Shakespeare, song writing, basketball, fencing, swimming, tennis, kayaking, leadership, and NYC experiences. Innovative courses custom-designed and taught by experienced Masters faculty on its beautiful 96-acre campus and new 75,000-square-foot Athletics and Arts Center. Flexible weekly scheduling plus morning and afternoon classes from June 12-30. Cafeteria lunches included. Visit our website to see how you can give your child the Masters advantage!

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
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
Upper Camp-Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
646-519-5057
Lower Camp
Masters School
49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry


Email dobbs@oasischildren.com

Oasis Camp offers programs for children 3 years to sixth grade! With facilities in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey, Oasis features mature staff with low camper-to-staff ratio and a warm environment where kids can participate in activities tailored to their interests. The Early Start camp for kids 3 years to kindergarten offers sports, daily Red Cross swim, arts, dance, theater, and a Ready for September enrichment program. The Traditional Camp (first-sixth grades) provides campers with sports, crafts, theater, dance, and Red Cross Swim. Teen Travel has daily trips, team building, and overnights.

OUR MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF YORKTOWN & CARMEL
P.O. Box 72, Yorktown Heights
914-962-9466
Email oms9@verizon.net

Our Montessori School’s Summer Camp promises to be the best yet! Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, outdoor games, water play, nature study, as well as large and small motor activities led by our own outstanding teachers—no teenage counselors here. Camp is for children from ages 18 months to 6 years and runs from late June to September. You may select Yorktown or Carmel as well as weeks, days, and sessions to suit your schedule. Call 914-962-9466 or visit ourmontessorischool.com for more information.

PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER
82 Prospect St., White Plains
914-946-0628

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.

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

Celebrating our 43rd year! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children in kindergarten-ninth grades at the 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 sports. All courses are taught by certified teachers in air-conditioned classrooms. Squire also operates an All-Sports and Tennis Academy at Maria Regina High School. Hot lunch, T-shirt, early drop-off included. Transportation, extended day, and three-, four-, or seven-week sessions available.

TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Center Nursery School offers summer fun for young children in a warm and nurturing environment rich with Jewish culture and traditions. Join us for a spectacular, developmentally appropriate summer for children ages 2-5. Children participate in group games, sports, music, outdoor water play, art, dance, movement, cooking, and nature. We have special themed weeks and weekly Shabbat celebrations. Early drop-off and lunch options available. The camp runs from June 19-Aug. 3.

THE NURTURY
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
Nurtury at North: 1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
914-632-6200
Nurtury at Flandreau: 130 Flandreau Drive New Rochelle 914-632-6200

info@thenurtury-montessori.com


Email bbnanny@gmail.com

Unlike any other Montessori School Program The Nurtury is a full year program. The Nurtury's summer months are a wonderful continuation of the child's year. Continuity leads us to success. Our children start their day with a Montessori morning filled with academics which encourage all five academic areas. Then we splash into each afternoon with water play, science exploration, art appreciation, and team sports. Come see for yourself why a full year program promotes each and every individual child's needs.

THORNTON-DONOVAN SCHOOL
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
914-632-8836

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.

WAGON ROAD CAMP
431 Quaker Road, Chappaqua
914-238-4761
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.

WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
175 Rockland Ave., Mamaroneck
914-698-2767

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.

WESTCHESTER REFORM TEMPLE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
225 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-723-5493
Email sue.tolchin@wrtemple.org

Westchester Reform Temple’s “Summer Play Place” offers young children a unique summer experience. Our professional staff provides arts and crafts, water play, stories, games, athletics, a special activity room, and snacks within a nurturing and loving environment. The program is enhanced by specialists in music, movement, and nature, with an exciting theme each week. Camp runs seven weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm, for children entering the 3s and 9am-2pm for children entering the 4’s in September. Children bring lunch for the 3s and 4s. Classes available for children entering the 2s in September.

WHITE PLAINS YMCA
914-949-8030


Whether your child is a nature enthusiast, an aspiring chef, or an athlete, we’ve got the camp for you! With locations at the White Plains YMCA Camp Combe, and our Community Camp-both in Northern Westchester, our camps provide an environment where your child can grow and learn, and maybe one day be one of our counselors! All camps have inclusion specialists on staff. Swimming lessons, field trips, STEM, art, and zip lining! The Y turns nobody away for financial need-we are here for our community!

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF WESTCHESTER
P.O. Box 6, Yonkers
914-792-6555/ 800-DAY-CAMP (329-2267)
Email ypdc@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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