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UPDATED MARCH 2015: The best Long Island day camps and specialty camps are here! Whether your child is interested in dance, theater, martial arts, gymnastics, sports, or other specialty camps, or you're looking for academic summer programs, you'll  find what you're looking for in our comprehensive guide to camps and summer programs in Nassau County, Long Island. Our guide includes Nassau day camps, specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings for campers and families in Hicksville, Melville, Great Neck, Roslyn and the rest of Nassau County, NY. We also have Suffolk day camps, specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings in Northport, Oyster Bay, and all over Suffolk County, Long Island. 

SUFFOLK COUNTY

 

OUTINGS

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park

631-392-2600
269 Route 25A, Mount Sinai 
631-938-1420

Campers will be jumping off the wall when you bring them for a day at Sky Zone, the largest trampoline park on Long Island! Our park's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages. From open jump courts to the Foam Zone, SkySlam Basketball to 3-D dodgeball, SkyZone will provide your campers with unmatched, out of this world, high-flying fun! Call and register your camp today for a day your campers will never forget!

SERVICES FOR CAMPERS

FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside

866-561-0492
1755 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park 
Email fairylicemothers@gmail.com

Make sure your kids are lice free before they begin camp. Visit Fairy LiceMothers' treatment centers in Oceanside or Deer Park. Call 866-561-0492 to schedule your appointment. All major credit cards accepted. May be covered under insurance and FLEX spending. Or, watch our video (fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html) and use Fairy LiceMothers' MagicWand nit comb and MagicHalo Conditioner to check. All products are non-toxic, safe for everyday use, and have been clinically proven to work. Get the true facts about lice, and make head lice dead lice.


HAIR FAIRIES
1026 Sixth Ave., Suite 502, New York

46 Miller St. Fairfield, CT 
877-285-0069
Email info@hairfairies.com

Stop head lice now! Going to camp or running a camp? Let us manage your head-lice problems! You can send your campers to us or we will come to you. We're the trusted, household-safe solution for all families. Pediatricians and parents recommend us and kids love us! We get the job done! Expel head lice from your camp by being proactive and preventative. Screen your camp before commencing the fun. We are all-natural and 100-percent guaranteed. We give peace of mind every day. Call Hair Fairies now!


PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn 

718-389-PEDS (7337) 
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst 
631-956-PEDS (7337) 
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown 
631-864-PEDS (7337) 
Email urakowska@pediatricimmediatecare.com

Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly, walk-ins welcome, most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, babies, camp, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America and 28 years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open every day, seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.

 

SLEEPAWAY

DOROTHY P. FLINT 4-H CAMP
3186 Sound Avenue, Riverhead 

516-433-7970 x11
Email md83@cornell.edu

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead is a coed, recreational, eight-week sleepaway camp. A three-day, two-nights “mini camp” is also offered. Stay-over weekends are available! We are located on 140-acres of woodland, farmland, and beachfront on the Long Island Sound. The location includes a 10-acre working farm, swimming, kayaking, adventure course, nature and science education center, horseback riding, archery, arts, and sports. The atmosphere fosters independence, leadership development, and self-esteem. We are a “Cellphone Free” camp! Accredited by the American Camp Association and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County.

 

 SPECIALTY

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor

516-692-6768
Email fisheducator@cshfha.org

Give your young explorer a summer surrounded by nature. Encourage their love of science with our week-long outdoor nature camps. Summer fun at a great price! Close Encounters (Kindergarten), Outdoor Games, and Arts and Crafts. Curious Naturalist (first and second grades), Field Explorers (third-fifth grades), and Junior Biologists (sixth-eighth grades). Prepare to get wet and muddy! Expeditions to nearby salt marsh, ponds, and woodlands. Turtle trackers, fly fishing, and outdoor photography. Flexible one- to three-days-a-week camps. For more information, visit cshfha.org or call 516-692-6768.


DESTINATION SCIENCE - THE FUN SCIENCE DAY CAMP FOR CURIOUS KIDS AGES 5-11! 
Great locations in Babylon, Commack, Huntington, Lindenhurst, Pt. Jefferson, Sayville, Smithtown, Sand tony Brook. 

888-909-2822
kheraghty@destinationscience.org

Hey kids! Build a robot, explore the science behind superheroes, solve a galactic mystery, and more. DS kids have “Aha!” moments of creativity and discovery while building, experimenting, and playing with astonishing gadgets and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! Special offer: Enroll in March and save $30 per week! Multiple locations. 2015 Topics: Amazing Superhero Science, Dino-Robot Creators & Raging Chemistry, Roaring Rockets & Astronaut Detectives, and Rock N' Roll Gizmos & Gadgets!


FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS 
223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury

516-876-3490
Farmingdale State College 
2350 Broadhollow Rd. 
Farmingdale, NY

Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly sports and specialty day camp programs on the campuses of The College at Old Westbury and Farmingdale State College. Summer 2015 camps will run June 29-Aug. 21. Programs run Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Programs are directed by experienced and qualified teachers and coaches who share a passion for working with children. Camps are offered to boys and girls entering grades K-12. Stop by our regular on-campus open house events to view the facilities, meet the directors, and take advantage of enrollment savings.


ID TECH ACADEMIES FOR TEENS
Held at NYU, Vassar, Princeton, Stanford, and select prestigious universities nationwide, 

888-709-TECH (8324)
Email along@idtech.com

iD Tech Academies held at Vassar and NYU. iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy are two-week, pre-college academies where students gain hands-on experience in coding, app development, programming, modding with Minecraft, and robotics. Ages 13-18 tour a studio, create a portfolio, and meet teens with similar interests. These immersive academies give students a competitive advantage in college and future STEM careers. Also in New York and throughout the country: iD Tech Camps (ages 7-17), Alexa Café (all-girls, ages 10-15), and iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9). iDTech.com. 888-709-8324.


ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Pace, Columbia, Princeton & 60+ universities in 26 states , 

888-709-TECH 8324)
Email along@idtech.com

Alexa Café held at Berkeley Carroll School. At this unique all-girls program, ages 10-15 develop a passion for technology, design, and innovation—all while collaborating in a chic environment that emphasizes entrepreneurship, leadership, brand identity, and philanthropy. Whether designing a sleek webpage, producing a film, coding creatively, or developing wearable electronics with lights and sensors, technology shouldn't be intimidating or uninspired. Also in New York and throughout the country: iD Tech Camps (ages 7-17), Teen Academies (ages 13-18), and iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9). alexacafe.com. 888-709-8324.

ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Adelphi, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, and over 80 universities nationwide, 
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email along@idtech.com

iD Tech Camps held at NYIT-Central Islip, Adelphi, NYU, Columbia, and more. Code, game, create! Inspired by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, and more. Students innovate and work together in small clusters of just 8 kids per instructor while building self-confidence and meeting new friends with similar interests. Also in New York and throughout the country: Alexa Café (all-girls, ages 10-15), Teen Academies (ages 13-18), and iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9). www.iDTech.com. 888-709-8324.

ID TECH CAMPS

Held at Adelphi, Pace, Columbia, Princeton & 60+ universities in 26 states , 
888-709-TECH 8324)
Email along@idtech.com

Code, game, create! Inspired by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, and more. Students innovate and work together in small clusters of eight kids per instructor while building self-confidence and meeting new friends with similar interests. Also in New York and throughout the country: Alexa Cafe (all-girls, ages 10-15), Teen Academies (ages 13-18), and iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9).

INCREDIFLIX
201-331-3306
Email info@incrediflix.com

Make movies instead of watching them! IncrediFlix is bringing the Hollywood experience to you, as filmmakers will go through the whole movie making process. They'll brainstorm, storyboard, and work together in all camps. In animation camps, animators create characters, backgrounds, film, and record voice-overs. In live action camps, students work as a film crew, act, and learn filmmaking techniques. Using hands on activities, kids learn, are creative, and expand imaginations while IncrediFlix makes it fun! Movies will be passed on to every student for memories that last a lifetime!

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160

The Center for Gifted Youth is a four-week, campus-based, non-residential summer program emphasizing hands-on academic activities. Opportunities are provided for individual and group work and productive learning experiences with special emphasis on higher order thinking skills, creativity, problem-solving, and leadership development. A supervised recreational program is offered at the end of each day. Students may participate in outdoor athletic activities, such as soccer and kickball, or take part in club-type activities, such as chess and group discussions.

LONG ISLAND SPORTS ZONE
20 Aero Road, Bohemia
631-218-8200
Email info@longislandsportszone.com

Baseball camp, directed by Randy Caden, will be located at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 5789 Middle Country Road in Calverton from July 13 -17 from 9:30am-1:00pm. Campers will have the opportunity to learn and improve their baseball skills in hitting, fielding, and pitching in a fun environment. Randy Caden, owner of Long Island Sports Zone, has coached college baseball for the past 25 years and has directed many baseball camps along the way. Come visit our facility to check out what clinics and other summer camp programs are being offered.

NOT JUST ART
183 South St., Oyster Bay
516-922-8300

While the big kids are at camp this summer, have some music-making fun with your little ones. Once a week for six weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler during your summer Music Together class. Each session includes a CD set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you at musictogetherli-queens.com.

PICASSO KIDZ, CHILDREN'S ART STUDIO
72 Broadway, Greenlawn
631-261-5500
Email Picassokidzart@gmail.com

Picasso Kidz is a creative art studio for children ages 2-12. We offer mommy and me, elementary level art classes, playdates, girl scout events, birthdays And more. Call 631-261-5500 to schedule your free trial class or visit picassokidzart.com.

SPORTIME SUMMER TENNIS & SPORTS 
Harbor Island, Mamaroneck 
914-777-5050 
sportimeny.com/harbor-island 
Lake Isle, Eastchester 
914-777-5151 
sportimeny.com/lake-isle 
Email camps@sportimeny.com

SPORTIME’s Tennis, EXCEL Tennis, and Multi-Sport Summer Camps offer children a great combination of sports instruction and games, swimming, arts and crafts, and exciting special events. Camp activities include tennis, soccer, softball, basketball, flag football, and floor hockey. Campers learn fundamental skills, participate in competitive drills and tournaments, learn game strategies, and receive individualized attention—all in a fun, safe, nurturing environment. Camps vary at each location. Visit us online to find out more.

TUMBLING TUNES
240C Fort Salonga Road, Northport
631-697-0140
Email kerry@tumblingtunes.com

Tumbling Tunes is a great place for children to stay active during the cold months. Come and play! Babies through ages 9. Call today at 631-697-0140 to sign up for a free trial class. 

USDAN CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS 
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights 
631-643-7900
New York Office: 
420 East 79th St., #3D, New York 
212-772-6060

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts is the nation’s preeminent nonprofit arts day camp. TimeOutNY Kids declared Usdan a “Best Of” camp, and it has been profiled in The New York Times and Time magazine. Each day, 1,600 students, ages 6-18 years, attend Usdan’s Wheatley Heights campus from all Long Island neighborhoods. With 40 programs in music, art, theater, dance, writing, chess, and nature, Usdan is chartered by the NY State Regents.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED AND TALENTED
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
Email info@villageeastgifted.com

Camp ThinkTank is a summer enrichment experience for gifted young scholars in first through ninth grades. Participants join a “meeting of the minds,” exploring ways of making positive changes in society. Rites of writing and grammar are continuously reinforced. Topics change weekly and include entrepreneurship, pre-med, structural engineering, global studies, genetics, marketing, animal science, architectural design, Ecogastronomy, chemistry, entomology, art, drama, mathematics, and microscopic studies. July camp hours: Monday-Friday, 1:30-5:30pm. August camp hours: Monday-Friday, 1-4pm or 4:10-7:10pm. IQ score of 130 and above or 90th percentile on national tests is required. Call 631-549-2313 or visit villageeastgifted.com. 

TRADITIONAL

CAMP W - WHERE FRIENDSHIPS ARE MADE
121 Wolf Hill Rd, Melville
631-692-6222
Email info@campwdaycamp.com

Camp W, “where friendships are made,” is a new day camp located in Melville, for children entering pre-kindergarten through grade 9. We will create an atmosphere where each camper builds confidence and self-esteem in an exciting and nurturing environment. Campers will enjoy traditional day camp activities, including swimming, sports and art, as well as unique programs, like rocketry, cartooning, and video animation. Sessions are 2 -8 weeks. We also offer early/after care, transportation, and academic tutoring. We have professional camp entertainment, special events, spirit days, and much more.

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Valley Stream, and West Islip, 
516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email info@campsrus.org

At Camps 'R' Us, we provide families with the most safe, fun, and affordable summer day camp experience available. Our award-winning camp programs offer children ages 3-15 years, a diverse summer experience, including sports, arts and crafts, gaming, swimming, bowling, trips, special events, and much more. Our premier facilities, top-notch staff, and unique affordability have earned us the reputation as one of the best summer camps on Long Island. 

EAST WOODS DISCOVERY SUMMER PROGRAM
31 Yellow Cote Drive, Oyster Bay
516-922-4437
Email alaserson@eastwoods.org

East Woods Day Camp & Summer Programs offer special experiences for campers age 2-15. With easy access from dozens of North Shore towns (Nassau & Suffolk), our camp is truly affordable. Our facilities, located on 46-acres, offer rain or shine accommodations: 2 gymnasiums, theatre stage, art studio, woodworking shop, cooking facilities, air conditioned lunch room, science and computer labs, library, nurse's office, athletic fields, 2 pools, playground, and much more. The camp runs from June 29 -August 7. 

KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave., Melville
631-694-3399
Email Kenwaloffice@Kenwaldaycamp.com

Named the 2014 first-place winner by Bethpage Best of Long Island. Kenwal Day Camp is situated on 20 magnificent acres, accented by many tree-shaded activity areas, wondrous nature trails, our half-acre man-made lake, and the finest facilities and equipment, to ensure every camper hours of fun, exploration, and excitement. The Camp Kenwal philosophy is based on a simple yet profound statement made by one of our younger campers to his parent: "I didn't win, but I did my best." This positive attitude is exactly what Camp Kenwal is all about!

LONG ISLAND VOYAGER'S DAY CAMP
516-238-4586

Long Island Voyager’s Day Camp offers an exciting, action-packed, and safe summer experience for your child. We offer free transportation in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Our activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, laser tag, bowling, horseback riding, talent shows, and movies, plus trips to Splish Splash, Adventureland, Mets and Yankees games, the Long Island Children’s Museum, iMax theatres, Bronx Zoo, Fire Island, Bayville Adventure Park, mini golf, and more. Our staff is CPR-, first aid-, and AED-certified. Licensed lifeguards and nurse on staff. Call for early registration discounts.

OASIS DAY CAMP
1400 Pennsylvania Ave, Brooklyn
646-519-5063
Email brooklyn@oasischildren.com

Oasis in Mt. Sinai is actually made up of four spectacular recreational facilities throughout Brookhaven. One-day campers could be boating in Mt. Sinai Harbor, swimming in the Long Island Sound at Cedar Beach, or playing lacrosse at The Wedge. The next they could be at the Holtsville Ecology Center or partaking in one of the many breathtaking recreational facilities at Centereach Park. Campers ages 3-12 participate in athletics, creative & performing arts, outdoor adventure, boating, instructional and recreational swimming. Oasis Early Start Imagination Camp is for pre-K children ages 3-5. Visit us at oasischildren.com. 

OASIS ON THE SOUND
Manorhaven Beach Park, 
718-596-4900
460 Harbor Beach Rd. Mount Sinai 718-596-4900
Email onthesound@oasischildren.com

Oasis in Mount Sinai is actually made up of four spectacular recreational facilities throughout Brookhaven. One day, campers could be boating in Mount Sinai Harbor, swimming in the Long Island Sound at Cedar Beach, or playing lacrosse at The Wedge. The next they could be at the Holtsville Ecology Center or partaking in one of the many breathtaking recreational facilities at Centereach Park. Campers ages 3-12 participate in athletics, creative and performing arts, outdoor adventure, boating, and instructional and recreational swimming. Oasis Early Start Imagination Camp is for pre-K children ages 3-5. Visit us at oasischildren.com.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

 

Park Shore Country Day Camp, for children ages 2-14, is celebrating it's 56th season on our beautiful 15-acre facility. Park Shore boasts three heated pools with slides, Red Cross aquatics program, complete athletic program with coaches, high adventure course, rock wall, bungee trampoline, the all new "STEAM" Science Center, performing and cultural arts, travel programs, and special events. Park shore specializes in skill development while encouraging fun and excitement in a safe environment. 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-week programs. Full and partial weeks available. All major credit cards accepted.


THE RINX/HIDDEN POND DAY CAMP
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
631-232-3222 x201

Director Peter Trupia has been involved with children’s camps since 1971, along with Matt Pagliari, who has more than 20 years of camp experience and has been a camp director since 2007. Since 1992 HPDC campers have enjoyed our two NHL-sized indoor ice-skating rinks, heated Olympic-sized pool, and 97 acres of the great outdoors. Three-week minimum. Enjoy team sports, creative and performing arts, climbing wall, high ropes, go-karts, archery, gamers den, and special event days. Lunch and snack included. Ages 4-15; 9am-4pm. Extended hours available.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMPS SUFFOLK
631-476-3330

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun summers for thousands of youngsters ages 4-15 years. YPDC is accredited by the ACA, the New York Camp Directors Association, 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, natural science, academics, 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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