Keep the boredom at bay this summer at one of these fun Queens locations.
UPDATED July 2018: Whether you're looking for a summer class in Queens to complement your child's summer camp program, need to find a last-minute spot in a Queens summer camp, or just want to find a fun way to spend the day with your family (outside of the house), we've got you covered! From indoor bounce places, amusement parks, carousels, and bike rentals, to dance studios, performing arts programs, day camps, specialty camps, basketball lessons, academic enrichment centers, music lessons, STEAM classes, gifted-and-talented programs, soccer teams, tennis lessons, zoos, and aquariums, you're sure to find the perfect way to keep your kids entertained all summer long. And the best part? All of these summer fun programs can be found right here in Queens, including locations in Corona, Flushing, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Fresh Meadows, Forest Hills, Bayside, Glendale, Astoria, Rego Park, Whitestone, Floral Park, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Middle Village, and College Point, plus a few locations in Manhattan, Long Island, and nearby New Jersey.
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Summer Activities & Excursions
BounceU of College Point is "Where Birthdays Come to Life!" We’d love to kick off the summer with you. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or gathering with friends, classmates, teammates, or clubs, we provide the ultimate private party and play experience. We host field trips, school fundraisers, team parties, and of course, amazing birthday parties! We also offer Family Bounce Night and Open Bounce (Preschool, Family, and Cosmic) throughout the week. See our calendar for all open bounce times. Come celebrate with us today!
LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
354 Great Meadows Road, Route 611, Hope, NJ
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 16–Sept. 3. Visit us on Facebook.
LASER BOUNCE – FAMILY FUN CENTER
at The Shops at Atlas Park 80-28 Cooper Ave., Glendale
A hidden gem of an indoor amusement gala, Laser Bounce fuses your vintage arcade with trailblazing, state-of-the-art attractions. Open year-round, seven days a week, this ultimate 21st century playground features, among others, Hologate, an impressive virtual reality adventure, and Mini Rider, a piercingly vivid 3D motion simulator. Divvy up the action with the whole family, as the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Walking Dead games amplify the escapism of Laser Bounce's entree, the jumbo-sized Laser Tag Arena. Birthday parties at the Glendale location include the aforementioned, as well as a unique ball pit course dubbed Ballocity, neighbor to the bouncy house toddler paradise.
WHEEL FUN RENTALS - FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK
Flushing Meadows Corona Park at David Dinkins Circle, Meridian Road
Flushing Meadows Corona Park at North Meadow Lake
Meadow Lake Road West
Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Marine Park
LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 171 East Drive, Prospect Park
9000 Bay Parkway, Bensonhurst Park
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. Rental 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
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
Sign up now for summer and fall classes–limited space available. All Star Studios program is designed to encourage and educate the students on how to increase flexibility, improve coordination, focus on muscle strengthening, build poise, and have fun. All instructors have experience in both teaching and performing, to teach students the skills needed to pursue a career as a true artist as well as the compassion to help push them toward their goals, build their self-confidence, and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. Visit allstarstudiosnyc.com.
AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
American Dance & Drama Studio is the original neighborhood school that was established more than 44 years ago at the same location. We offer quality teaching and an extremely professional staff, while maintaining a fun and exciting environment. Come visit our multi-level, high-tech studios—the largest in Queens at 7,000-square-feet! We offer classes for ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, as well as gymnastics, drama, Zumba, and singing. Our summer camp programs offer full-day, half-day, and single classes for ages 3-14. Call now to register!
CK KIDS SUMMER CAMPS
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
Don’t miss the summer fun at CK! Christ the King has four exciting summer camps to offer children of all ages. Camps appeal to all interests, including: soccer, basketball, cheerleading, dance, drama, cooking, arts, water slides, and karate. On-site math and ELA programs available. Come for a week or the whole summer! All activities take place on the CK Campus. Flexible scheduling, convenient location, sibling and multiple-week discounts.
Countryside Montessori school runs a summer camp during July and August for children ages 18 months-6 years. Camp has weekly themes that revolve around the projects and discussions the children have. Toddlers have play-based mornings spent in our playground. Primary (ages 3 years and older) spends part of the mornings doing academics then spends afternoons in the playground while toddlers nap. Camp is a great way to acclimate your child to a school environment. Please contact us for information on enrollment at 516-466-8422 or email@example.com.
CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL (THE)
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
Children at The Crayon Box are encouraged to learn by doing. The curriculum is planned by creative and dedicated professionals. Children experience the fun of learning by participating in activities designed to stimulate growth in a wide range of areas, including social and cognitive development, and gross and fine motor skills. The summer is no exception. Children have access to outdoor activities daily, and water activities three days a week. We invite you to come see us and decide if The Crayon Box Preschool is right for your child’s first educational experience.
The Arts Dance Music Camp enters its second year of activities, hosted by The DanceSource. We invite campers between the ages of 8 and 16. This six week "bring your own lunch" camp will run from July 9- Aug. 17. The hours will be Monday - Friday 9am-4:30pm, with optional early arrivals and late pick ups. We will offer arts, dance, and music, bringing in new instructors, new crafts, and new art forms to our palate. You can sign up for single days, single weeks, or the full six-week program.
EYE LEVEL QUEENS
Eye Level Fresh Meadows
184-10 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
Eye Level Elmhurst
87-37 Justice Ave, Elmhurst
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.
33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights
On-site swimming pool, super flexible scheduling, lunch and snack included, and best program variety make Garden Summer Camp the easiest, best camp in Queens! Ages 1½-13! Choose art, math games, soccer, basketball, circus arts, robotics, graphic novel, and culinary arts. Try them all! Certified lifeguards for free swim and swim lessons twice a day, air-conditioned gym, game room, and fun weekly themes satisfy every camper! Young campers are in self-contained and fun classes with qualified teachers. Optional extended day, and door-to-door transportation. Open house every Wednesday at 9am or by appointment!
Our affordable summer camp is taught by elite athletes, and college professors. On the court, our professionals focus on a team-orientated, and individual skills-based approach to learning; while off the court, we use a holistic approach to teach your child about healthy habits. Unlike most basketball camps, our program offers two free additional components: fun, in-classroom, age-appropriate nutrition and sports lessons. Each camper will receive a basketball composition notebook, a basketball pin, a Girls & Boys Basketball and Beyond T-shirt, and the top three campers will receive a pair of girls or boys basketball shoes!
The camp “where everybody knows your name” offers preschool, nursery, and kindergarten for ages 4-5; junior for ages 6-7; senior for ages 8-10; tween for ages 11-13; and a CIT program. The age-appropriate programs include Red Cross swim instruction, arts and crafts, outdoor play and exercise, sports, tennis, field trips, Jewish culture program, organized games and activities, and weekly cookout. Teen lounge and late night trips offered for upper campers. Fee includes transportation, hot kosher lunch and afternoon snack, trip admission fees, T-shirt, and a group picture. A partial season program is available.
HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
Holy Cross High School is proud to offer a variety of activities available to boys and girls during the summer. Our combination of academic, athletic, and arts programs provides the opportunity to continue to develop the hearts and minds of young people over summer break. Lunch is available for purchase from the cafeteria, or can be brought from home.
HUG MUSIC, CREATIVE & NURTURING MUSIC LESSONS FOR EVERYBODY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
Hug Music's mission is to nurture a love for music by promoting students’ musical growth and important life skills. All of our music teachers are board-certified music therapists. We offer various programs to all individuals including children with special needs. Hug Music provides baby and toddler music groups, dyad and private music lessons, and music therapy. Our original method, Musicreative, is especially effective for children with autism and ADHD. Summer schedule will be announced online. Five-week package is available for new students. Contact us today to schedule your first class!
iCodingClub recognizes the importance of the way the world is becoming. Technology is everywhere and it has only just begun. With our summer program, students will create and manage their own websites by code. After learning the fundamentals of web design and front end development, students will be able to continue learning on their own even after the summer program. All students leave our program with their own website based off their own name and also receive an email address off their own website. Contact us now to register!
IVY DAY SCHOOL
65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
Books and blocks, music and dance, art and creativity! At Ivy Day School (three locations), we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, and dance in our state-of-the-art facility, along with access to indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Call to ask about our special summer program for children ages 4-6. Your children are our priority and we strive to enrich their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.
JEI LEARNING CENTERS
Floral Park 718-347-3138
Forest Hills 718-268-2890
Fresh Meadows 718-740-7888
Great Neck 516-482-2234
Rego Park 718-441-3762
JEI Learning Centers have helped children achieve academic success around the world since 1977. We offer a variety of academic enrichment and tutoring programs for children in pre-K through ninth grade, including math, problem solving, English, reading, and writing. Our program is designed to elevate each student's abilities to the next level and beyond. JEI's scientific diagnostic system pinpoints the missing links in learning and prescribes individual study programs based on specific needs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Call for information about our mini-break and summer programs.
JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
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.
JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
This specially developed program, for children ages 8 months through 3½ years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grown-ups to share the joy of a child's early learning. Classes are limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We also offer partial separation, separation classes, and enrichment classes with an emphasis on reading readiness. We are now registering for summer and fall sessions.
The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The LIU Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading schools in the metropolitan area; and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.
MAGIC DAY CAMP
216-15 Peck Ave., Bayside
Magic Day Camp, "Where Every Day Is Magical," offers children ages 4-15 adventures and activities that stimulate and motivate a young person’s mind and physical ability. We are the only traveling camp that swims every day in an Olympic country club pool, in addition to a jam-packed fun day with professional adult counselors who work with and understand children. With multiple exciting weekly trips, our rates also include door-to-door transportation, hot and cold healthy lunches, professional tennis, dance, and instructional sports programs for all children.
MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Brooklyn
Summers are times to spend with friends, make memories, and share experiences that last a lifetime. MBDC is dedicated to providing exciting and fulfilling camp experiences for children through fun, recreational, and safe activities. Our modern, air-conditioned, and private facility offers a wide range of activities for children entering pre-K through ninth grade. There are five individual camps, each with unique and innovative programming. Bring the family for a personal tour of the facility and discussion of the camp program.
MUSIC TOGETHER® WITH MUSIC AND ME
Astoria at Gym-Azing!
Bayside at Bay Terrace Karate Center, Upper Level Baybridge Commons Shopping Center
Forest Hills at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Forest Hills at the Church-In-The-Gardens
Glendale at Tiger Schulmann's Glendale
Music Together®, is the Internationally beloved early childhood music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups who love to participate! Join our weekly 45-minute joyful classes, led by our skilled registered Music Together® teachers. Build your child's brain, grow your child's heart, nurture their inner-musician, and watch the magic unfold before your eyes! Sing, dance, play, and learn where music learning supports all learning®. Schedule your free class today for our summer session! Visit musictogetherwithmusicandme.com for more information and our free Summer Concert Series program schedule.
NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
92-22 Corona Ave., Elmhurst
We tutor kids in grades K-12th. For the past nine years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel in school. Our excellent, highly dedicated, and experienced tutors are very competent. We specialize in homework help and offer critical thinking and writing classes. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We also have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, and science, citywide and statewide exams. We opened our second branch on Corona Avenue to serve our community better. Please call to find out more about the programs we run throughout the year.
OASIS DAY CAMP
Oasis in Bayside Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
Oasis Day Camp is for ages 3-15. Early Start Imagination Camp for ages 3-5 (not yet started kindergarten). Socially, emotionally, and physically appropriate with traditional camp elements and sports, arts, music, pre-academics, and American Red Cross swim. Traditional Day Camp for kindergarten-sixth grade. Designed to expose campers to new and exciting activities. Highlights include: carnival, Olympics, theme days, choice activity time, sports, games, arts, and American Red Cross swim. Teen Travel for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade. Weekly trips are organized around a theme, allowing teens to choose what interests them most, and overnights!
ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER
185-10 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
Great Neck Kids Center
25 Cuttermill Road #4, Great Neck
Build a Lego® amusement park ride or play sports in the Robot Olympics! Channel your child’s creative energy into exciting projects in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with our unique, hands-on curriculum. Home to NYC FIRST Lego® League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions, RoboMindTech is an award-winning STEM education center that inspires young minds with engineering. From robotics, video game design, and coding to Lego® creative play, we offer a variety of immersive weeklong summer camps, after-camp studios, group workshops, and after-school programs. Call to RSVP for our open house!
Located in the heart of Forest hills, our dance program combines movement and music, while always leaving space for personal creativity. Students gain physical strength, flexibility, confidence, and an increased body awareness, all while exploring dance and having fun. We offer dance classes for ages 2 through adult. Join us for ballet, tap, musical theatre, dance teams, and toddler groups. Don’t miss out on our flexible and fun dance camp. Extended care is available and registration is now open.
For more than 60 years, the Samuel Field Y, along with our caring and dedicated staff, have provided a profound and memorable summer camp experience to thousands of children and young adults. We remain devoted to our long-standing history of delivering a nurturing place where kids can be themselves, make best friends, and grow as individuals. Beginning at age 2, campers start their journey that will eventually lead to a range of exciting activities, trips, and overnights, along with an “unplugged” outdoor camp adventure, beginning in kindergarten.
SFUSA offers two types of soccer summer camps. The first option is a drop-off summer camp that can be booked on a weekly or daily basis. The second option is our Flexible Class Pass. You will have the entire six-week season to use up the number of classes you purchase. Go to the beach, hang out with family and friends—you will still have time to attend your classes and not worry about make-ups.
Tinker Lab participants will explore design, hands-on making, circuitry, and programming using micro-controllers. Projects include biologically-inspired robots, electronic instruments, and video game design incorporating arts and science. Lab activities are held at African American electrical pioneer Lewis H. Latimer's former science lab. The Latimer House Museum won "Best in Class" with featured Tinker Lab activities at the 2016 Maker Faire NY. Parents are invited for the final presentation at the culminating event. Register for summer camp at latimernow.org/tinker-lab.
Tiny Footsteps is the place to be for kids ages 1-5! Our hands-on curriculum is theme based allowing for student growth, exploration, and creativity. Students are prepared academically and socially for the big step into elementary school. All of our educators are dedicated to the profession of early childhood with extensive experience. Nutritious, kosher meals are prepared on-site three times daily. Free Pre-K for all for children born in 2014. Various schedules are available for busy parents. Call for more information and to find out about our summer program.
USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing
Register now at: ntc.usta.com
The USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center offers year-round programs as well as fun-filled summer day camps for all ages and levels. We offer camps for the recreational student up to and including academy level players. Enrollment is available online at ntc.usta.com. Campers work on tennis techniques, tactics, sports conditioning, and strategy geared to maximizing learning while having fun. As the students develop, they are advanced to more challenging groups. Our camp also offers cross-training activities, such as soccer, softball, basketball, and many field trips to venues located nearby.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
Bronx Zoo: 800-433-4149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Park Zoo: 212-439-6551 email@example.com
New York Aquarium: 800-433-4149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospect Park Zoo: 718-399-7339 x327 email@example.com
Queens Zoo: 718-271-1500 x313 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718-220-5132
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, 212-438-6583
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona, 718-271-7361
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn 718-399-7327
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn 718-265-3457
Summer just got wild! Send your animal lover to summer camp at the Queens Zoo! Campers will enjoy up-close animal experiences, Wildlife Theater performances, and age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities. Explore Queens Zoo like you never have before! 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 email@example.com.
At YMCA Summer Camps, children learn leadership skills and develop self-confidence in a safe, accepting, and stimulating environment. They also build robots, go on field trips, shoot hoops, learn to swim, make new friends, and laugh all summer long! Our creative, educational camp programming—structured around the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—helps campers reach their fullest potential, physically, mentally, and emotionally. With six locations in Manhattan and the Bronx, find the perfect camp for your child! Visit us at ymcanyc.org/camp to learn more today!
YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF QUEENS
Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun-filled summers for thousands of Queens youngsters. YPDCQ is accredited by the American Camp Association. YPDCQ provides a dynamic, diversified, and professionally supervised program enabling children to see, try, and experience many activities. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music and dance, nature science, academics, educational and recreational field trips as well as many other special events. Ages 4-15. Free transportation. Ask about our Premium Enrichment Programs. New For 2018: robotics, sibling discounts, special union rates!