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Fun Summer Activities & Programs for Kids in Brooklyn

Fun Summer Activities & Programs for Kids in Brooklyn

Keep the boredom at bay this summer at one of these fun Brooklyn locations.



UPDATED January 2020: Keep your kids busy with day or summer camp programs in Brooklyn. Keep boredom to a minimum with these fun summer camp programs.

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Summer Activities & Excursions


INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, W. 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York
646-381-5010
Email groupsales@intrepidmuseum.org

An exciting destination for camp groups that want to learn science, history, and innovation. Self-guided visits for outside groups can include private tours, scavenger hunts, lunch operations, and souvenir packages. Group rates and services only available with advanced registration and the group minimum is 15 people. Contact our group sales professionals.


LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
354 Great Meadows Road, Route 611, Hope, NJ
908-459-9000

The No. 1 Amusement Park in North Jersey is the perfect day trip destination! A magical amusement park and a pirate themed state-of-the-art water park features short lines, free parking, low prices, and awesome family fun. Ride the Scream Machine 360, our Ultimate New Thrill Experience this season! Bring your own food and enjoy our beautiful picnic grove. Safe, wholesome, family atmosphere is just minutes away. Open Memorial Day weekend, then weekends in June. Open daily, 10am-6pm from June 16Sept. 3. Visit us on Facebook.


RAB'S COUNTRY LANES
1600 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island
718-979-1600
Email fran@bowlatrabs.com

Rab's Country Lanes, has been providing a fun, safe haven for Staten Island residents for more than 20 years. Rab's provides a venue perfect for recreational, competitive, social play, and to celebrate that special occasion. It is more than just your neighborhood bowling alley: try Cosmic Bowling complete with a LED light show, or play the Laser Maze Challenge, where you navigate through a puzzle of lasers. Also featuring a lounge, snack bar and pizzeria, and meeting rooms.


SEA GATE BEACH CLUB
3700 Surf Ave. , Brooklyn
646-307-5901

Ditch the screens for summer. Starting at $599, Brooklyn's best kept secret-Sea Gate Beach and Cabana Club, is a kid friendly family resort. A place where parents can relax and enjoy the summer while kids participate in daily supervised activities. Open every day, Memorial Day to Labor Day.


WHEEL FUN RENTALS
Flushing Meadows Corona Park at David Dinkins Circle, Meridian Road

Flushing Meadows Corona Park at North Meadow Lake
Meadow Lake Road West

Marine Park
Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Brooklyn

Prospect Park
LeFrak Center at Lakeside
171 East Drive, Brooklyn

Bensonhurst Park
9000 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn

917-231-6229
wheelfunrentals.com/nyc

Rent some summer fun! Take a spin around the park on a Surrey or cruise on the water in a pedal boat. Whatever your riding ability, we offer specialty cycles, family bikes, two-wheel bikes, bike attachments, pedal boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Product varies by location. Group rates for parties and camps.


WHEEL FUN RENTALS - MARINE PARK
917-533-6196
Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Marine Park
917-533-6196

LeFrak Center at Lakeside,171 East Drive, Prospect Park,
718-462-0010

9000 Bay Parkway, Bensonhurst Park
805-650-7770

Flushing Meadows Corona Park at David Dinkins Circle Meridian Road, Queens
929-343-2366

Flushing Meadows Corona Park at North Meadow Lake,
Meadow Lake Road West, Queens
917-231-5519


Rent some fun with Wheel Fun Rentals! Take a spin around the park on our iconic four-wheel, carriage-style bike called the Surrey. Or feel the splash of the water on a pedal boat. No matter your age or riding ability, there is something for you. Rentals products include: specialty cycles, family bikes, two-wheel bikes, bike attachments, pedal boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Product fleet varies by location. Special group rates available for birthday parties and summer camp directors. Convenient locations in Brooklyn and Queens. wheelfunrentals.com, 805-650-7770.


WILD WEST CITY
50 Lackawanna Drive, Stanhope, NJ
973-347-8900

Come on down to Wild West City-the perfect place for a fun, unique, and educational day trip for all. We have a number of special events and shows that are sure to be hits with the entire family. Wild West City is a western heritage theme park that brings the old west back to life through portrayals of real-life western characters, legendary events, and a frontier town re-creation. Featuring 22 different live action shows throughout the course of the day, we offer visitors the chance to “live” in the old west!

Summer Programs & Classes


APRIL'S DANCE-N-FEET
9409 and 9411 Avenue L
718-272-1813

4626 Flatlands Ave.
718-692-4809

Our classes are for ages 2 through adult. We teach ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, majorette, Caribbean, African, boys' classes, adult classes, lyrical, praise dance, karate, private lessons, and competition classes. Call or stop into one of our three convenient Brooklyn locations for more information. We offer summer camp from July 7-Aug. 11 at the 4626 Flatlands Ave. location.


ART'S HOUSE SCHOOLS OF MUSIC, DANCE & FINE ART
1003 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
718-996-2000
Email arts_house1@yahoo.com

Art's House Schools' July Dance and Music session, welcomes children to try something new for the summer or get ready for their fall lessons. Music and dance intensive programs prepare students for junior and high school specialized testing. Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, acro/tumbling, contemporary, piano, guitar, and voice.


BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE INC.
Several Locations in Brooklyn and Staten Island Call for a location near you!,
718-232-0114

Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of academic programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Specializing in reading and math tutoring, TACHS, SHSAT, Regents, SAT and ACT preparation. Programs offered include tutoring in all subjects, test preparation, Mandated Summer School programs, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students.


BROOKLYN COLLEGE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
718-951-4111

For 40 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered private and group classes in music (piano, winds, percussion, brass, traditional and Suzuki strings), theater (audition prep, acting, and musical theater), and dance (from ballet to hip-hop and beyond), for children and teens of all levels. Prep Center’s Teen Division also includes Live-action Filmmaking and Beat-Making classes, focusing on the newest technologies in film and composition! Our professional teachers, well-known experts in their fields, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Registration is underway for summer.


BROOKLYN FRIENDS SCHOOL
375 Pearl St., Brooklyn
718-852-1029
Email jmartin@brooklynfriends.org

A nurturing environment fostering creativity, individual expression, and social interaction through activities including painting, collage, cooking, storytelling, drumming, dance, and tennis. Kids in kindergarten to second grade are afforded an enriching experience of specialty classes, swimming, cooking, arts, group games, and field trips encouraging creative exploration, physical awareness, and social interaction, including free play on the rooftop playground. For older children (ages 8-14), Summer Arts combines studio work with field trips to museums and artists’ studios. There are three sessions from mid-June through the end of July.


CAMP MARITIME
3000 Emmons Ave., Sheepshead Bay
718-332-4859

Camp Maritime provides an exciting, academic, youth development and leadership program, blending nautical activities, science, and wellness! Taught in small groups by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains and certified lifeguards and educators. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, June 25-Aug. 31. Water activities include: sailing, boating, windsurfing, kite boarding, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, and fishing. On the final week, campers plan extended voyages–reading tide schedules, commanding the navigation, managing sail trim, and steering the course. 10-week, five-week, or two-week programs and door-to-door pickup service available.


CBE KIDS DAY CAMPS
718-768-3814 x210
Email camp@cbebk.org

CBE Kids Camps offer campers a summer of new experiences! The Elementary Division (ages 4½-9) includes swimming, sports, music, gymnastics, arts and crafts, nature, and circus arts. Movin' On, CBE's Travel Camp, uses the Temple House as a base for daily trips in and around Manhattan, two overnights, electives, and special events. Ha'Geemnasia, CBE KIDS Hebrew Camp, offers native Hebrew speaking counselors. Hebrew is integrated into the daily activities such as swim, sports, art, cooking, and dance. Transportation is available.


CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, Manhattan
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520 Camps: 212-336-6846

Chelsea Piers Summer Camp is NYC's most flexible camp with up to 11 weeks and 16 sports to choose from. Our coaches are dedicated year-round to providing athletes with a fun and comprehensive camp experience. Transportation and after-care available. Camps run June 17-Aug. 30. Register online at chelseapiers.com/camps.


CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE
1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn
718-935-9700
Email Jimena@cumbedance.com

The time has come for young artists (ages 3-8) to unleash their imagination and learn about African-rooted music and dance from across the Diaspora! Join us this summer as we explore our creative voices through four exciting weeks of dance and movement, song, percussion, and a variety of visual art forms.


DUTCH TOTAL SOCCER - AVIATOR SPORTS
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
718-758-7500

Dutch Total Soccer (DTS) Summer Skills Camps are offered at Aviator, Brooklyn from July 2–Aug. 10. Indoor and outdoor turf is available. Weekly sign up is possible. DTS Summer Camps offer a great balance between instructional training and games. Morning sessions consist of training and instructing players in technical aspects of the game. Afternoon sessions will be game oriented. Camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-15. Junior half-day camps for ages 5-7, regular camps for ages 8-15, and advanced camps for ages 8-15.


EYE LEVEL BROOKLYN
150 4th Ave., Park Slope
718-494-1232
slopeenrichment@gmail.com
1605 Voorhies Ave., Sheepshead Bay
718-494-1232
brooklynenrichment@gmail.com

Many parents today are facing educational challenges and looking for answers to help their children succeed academically. Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic advancement, Eye Level is the answer. Eye Level offers math and English programs for ages 3-14. Our instructors are able to tailor a curriculum by understanding the learning abilities of the students. With ongoing guidance of our instructors, each student will set attainable goals and learn at a comfortable pace. With each success, the student grows more self-confident, self-motivated, and self-directed in the quest for knowledge.


FASTRACKIDS
Williamsburg, Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge/Dyker, Park Slope,
347-983-2229

Summer camp is designed for children ages 4-10. Sessions last for one week at a time. We have full- or half-day sessions available. Fast-paced, fun, and fully interactive, these learning adventures will captivate and entertain as they deliver truly meaningful lessons. Nine enrichment topics are explored. Math and English classes, as well as computers, arts and crafts, puzzles, games, and yoga are offered. Call for details!


JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
888-438-3808

The Joffrey Ballet School offers classes in Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Contemporary Ballet, and more. We specialize in dancers ranging in age from 2-18. We also offer superb adult evening dance fitness classes. The Musical Theater classes for kids are instructed by actual Broadway stars. Come and experience our more than 60 years of excellence in dance training. You will love the way we care for your child's dance training. Come and grow with us.


KEYLAB
94 Luquer St., Brooklyn
718-576-3514
Email info@keylab.nyc

Keylab offers flexible scheduling and pricing for summer camps! Our camps are educational, inspiring, and fun! Booking a camp experience at Keylab is a great way to get your kids involved with music, film, podcasting, and more. Camps run Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm for kids ages 6-12 of all skill levels. Book a full five-day camp, a single day, or purchase three-, five- or, 10-day camp packages. The more days you book, the better your price! Visit keylab.nyc/camps, email info@keylab.nyc, or call 718-576-3514 for more information.


LEARNATORY (THE)
St. Joseph’s College 245 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn
347-787-0435
Email dthompson@thelearnatory.org

The Learnatory Summer Camp is the fast track to developing kids for 21st century success! From math to music, reading to robotics, summertime becomes a memorable experience for kids ages 7-17 as they do new things, make new friends, and keep their minds sharp. More than 30 innovative courses!


LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, principal

Leif Ericson Day School's Summer Creative Arts and Music Program begins its 21st year of fun this June through early August. Children in pre-K to seventh grade enjoy computers, art, music, movement, and drama. Professional, caring staff and junior counselors are enthusiastic and attentive. Limited group size allows for a more fulfilling experience. All activities are on-site. Two snacks provided daily. SCAMP hours are 9am-3pm with "Early Bird" care (8am) and "Late Bird" care (5pm) for additional fees.


LITTLE SCHOLARS LEARNING CENTER
718-210-3233, Mariana Korsunsky, M.S.ED director
52 Quentin Road
448 Neptune Ave.
104 West End Ave.
4123 Avenue U
1502 W. 1st St.
631 E. 18th St.

Email littlescholarsnyc@gmail.com

At Little Scholars Learning Center our goal is to provide the highest quality of early childhood education using theories from creative and high-scope educational models. Little Scholars is always innovating, that is why our ideas and curriculum will always stimulate all five areas of development (social and emotional, cognitive, physical and motor, self-help and adaptive, and communicative and language). Through books, daily activities, and each child’s unique way of learning, we can accomplish and establish a curriculum that is best for you and your child's needs. “Children must be taught how to think not what to think,” Margaret Mead.


MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Brooklyn
718-251-6200

Mill Basin Day Camp is dedicated to providing exciting and fulfilling camp experiences with fun, recreational, and safe activities for children entering pre-K through ninth grade. Attend an open house and please bring the whole family for a personal tour of the facility and discussion of the camp program.


MUSIC TOGETHER BROOKLYN
BayRidge, Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Marine Park
718- 499-2866
musictogetherbr.com

Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill Greenpoint
trebletimemusic.com/music-together
917-525-7890

Music Together is a nationwide educational program founded on the belief that all children are musical, and that music is a perfect way for children to learn and grow. We sing, dance, and play instruments in a fun, informal, supportive atmosphere. Limited to 12 children with parent or caregiver. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend class times available. Newborn to age 5. Free demonstration classes offered. Sessions start in September, January, April, and July.


NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO
7909 3rd Ave.,
718-625-5425
526 Court St.

Email nyctkd@aol.com

We offer eight weeks of exciting, well-rounded training in taekwondo, soccer, basketball, softball, and bowling. We also offer weekly safety and leadership, and fun, educational field trips. Choose from one-five days a week and one-eight weeks. Camp hours are 8am–3pm, $70 per day (extra cost for extended hours).


NEW YORK SURF SCHOOL
Rockaway Beach ,
718-916-5359
Email nysurfschool@gmail.com

Kids, teens, and adult surf camp is available from June 17-Sept. 20 at Rockaway Beach, NYC. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced sessions are offered. Easy to reach from all parts of Brooklyn. Become part of the greatest lifestyle on earth! Surfing is one of New York's best kept secrets.


PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP (THE)
718-788-7732

The Park Slope Day Camp has programs for every camper. Our Traditional Camp is great for a well-rounded summer experience, Sports Academy is perfect for campers interested an athletic environment, and Cirque d'Ete is a performance experience where children explore their imagination and skills to put on a show for their families.


RAINE AND RILEY'S CHILDREN'S CLOTHING STORE
9002 3rd Ave. , Brooklyn
347-497-3450
Email raineandrileys@yahoo.com

RAINE AND RILEY’s offers Summer Session Yoga Classes. Pre-teen Yoga is offered Mondays from 5:30-6pm for children ages 9-13. After a busy weekend, pre-teens can stay Zen with friends in this laid-back yoga class for beginners. $20 per class ($5 per additional child). Yoga For Yogis is offered Wednesdays from 5:45-6:30pm for children ages 3-8. Where imagination and yoga meet, join us for play time and stretch in this one-of-a-kind Yogi experience. $20 per class ($5 per additional child). For additional information, email us at: raineandrileys@yahoo.com.


SCIENCE, LANGUAGE & ARTS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
9 Hanover Place , Brooklyn
718–636–3836
Early Childhood Campus:132 4th Place

Outdoor adventures and summer fun-in French or Mandarin! Whether your child is a beginner or native speaker, SLA’s unique scaffolded immersion approach ensures that your child’s language skills will grow in a supportive and joyful learning environment. Mention NY Metro Parents and receive $50 off your second week of camp. Register today at slaschool.org/camp. To learn about SLA’s innovative, project-based, language-immersive approach, join us for a spring tour. Limited seats remain for children nursery–fifth grade for the 2018-19 year. Tour dates and tour registration: pws.inresonance.com/school/slaschool/inquiry.php. Questions? email info@slaschool.org.


SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

Summer Fun at Smart Start is an extension of our preschool program with the addition of water play and outdoor activities. Your child's day will be filled with fun and learning. Activities include art, music and movement, outdoor playtime, and center time. Smart Start is licensed for ages 2-5.


STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Stepping Stones-The Next Step
9321 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-630-1001

Email steppingstones86@aol.com

Stepping Stones believes in engaging every child in large and small muscle activities, sensory and discovery exploration, social interaction, and creative expression for ages 2-6. Join us for a fun summer camp where your child will be creating fun activities, traveling on local trips, going to the park, playing with water in our playground, themed lessons, enrichment classes including yoga, science, and no-bake cooking. Stepping Stones is open from 7am-6:30pm from July 2-Aug. 24.


STREB SUMMER CAMP AT SLAM
51 N. 1st St., Brooklyn
718-384-6491

Spend the summer creating and performing in your very own circus! Step right up and enter SLAM’s three-ring circus: Fly on the trapeze! Bounce on the trampoline! Walk the tightrope! Create action moves in the splash pool! Fly, fall, slam, slide, soar with POPACTION and your favorite action heroes! Choose one week or all! Each week builds upon the skills learned in the previous weeks. Camps are open level-no previous experience required. There will be a performance every Friday of Circus Camp (ages 6-13). Camp options for ages 3-5 available as well.


TRAIL BLAZERS
394 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn
212-529-5113
Email registration@trailblazers.org

Come outside and play, adventure awaits! Since 1887, Trail Blazers campers have connected to nature and each other with staff from around the world! Whether at Brooklyn Day Camp (grades pre-K-fifth) or Overnight Camp (grades kindergarten-10th), your camper is sure to unplug from the screens and have a memorable summer!


URBAN EXPLORERS DAY CAMP
38-32 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn
718-951-9732
Email admin@urbanexplorers.nyc

Urban Explorers offers music, dance, art, basketball, football, soccer and karate clinics, science, swimming, zumba, and yoga. We also go on weekly trips (museums, movies, amusement parks, bowling, shows, farms, and zoos). Door-to-door transportation, instruction, trips, lunch, and all that we offer is included in our tuition.


URBANGLASS
647 Fulton St., Brooklyn
718-625-3685

Experience the magic of glass with summer camps at UrbanGlass! Located in the heart of Brooklyn, we offer weekend Family Camps and weeklong Youth Camps in glassblowing, neon, beadmaking, and fusing. These workshops are designed to introduce students to this unique material and expand the breadth and depth of their art-making activities. Pair any two workshops for a multi-studio experience and get a discounted rate! We also offer financial aid through need-based scholarships. Visit urbanglass.org/classes/scholarships and choose "Youth Scholarship" under scholarship type to apply.


WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
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



Summer just got wild! Send your animal lover to summer camp at the Prospect Park Zoo and New York Aquarium! Campers will enjoy up-close animal experiences, Wildlife Theater performances, and age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities. Join us at the Aquarium for keeper chats, behind the scenes experiences, and exclusive early morning access to the new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit! Use promo code NYMETRO to receive an exclusive 10 percent discount off your purchase of summer camp! For more information, please visit our website at wcs.org/parks/camps, call 800-433-4149, or email edu@wcs.org.


WORLD OF WONDERS EARLY CHILDCARE CENTER
7219 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-4216
6705 13th Ave.

Email wrldofwonders@aol.com

World of Wonders Early Childcare Center is a premier program that provides a safe and nurturing environment. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum helps foster each child's cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development through free play, dramatic play, computers, music and movement, and outdoor play. Summer program available.


YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email rho@ymcanyc.org

The YMCA of Greater New York is one of the largest providers of camp programs in the city, with 70 day camp sites across five boroughs, a sleepaway camp upstate, and more than a century of experience giving kids the best summer ever! Where there's a Y, there's a way.


YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF BROOKLYN
718-951-9732/800-DAY-CAMP (329-2267)

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun summers for thousands of youngsters, ages 4-15. YPDC is accredited by the ACA and 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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