Summer Activities, Programs, Classes, and Fun for Kids in Queens

Summer Activities, Programs, Classes, and Fun for Kids in Queens

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


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UPDATED August 2019: 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

KING MANOR MUSEUM
150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
718-206-0545
Email [email protected]

Where past meets present! King Manor Museum is the historic home of founding father, Rufus King, diplomat and framer of the United States Constitution. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, King Manor continues to host numerous seasonal festivals, family programs, and classical music concerts year-round.

TINKER LAB AT LEWIS LATIMER HOUSE MUSEUM
3441 137th St. , Flushing
718-961-8585
Email [email protected]

A NYC Landmark, Lewis Latimer House Museum is the historic home of African American inventor and humanist Lewis Howard Latimer (1848-1928). The Museum offers free guided tours and year-round family events including Tinker Festivals and film screenings. Its key educational program Tinker Lab provides high-quality and fun STEM/STEAM summer camps.

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.

Summer Programs & Classes

AIM HIGH LEADERSHIP CENTERS
9708 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park
917-288-7376
Locations in Ozone and South Ozone


Email [email protected]

Our goal is to create future leaders and innovators. We ensure excellence and equity to all scholars by providing a high quality program in a developmentally appropriate and nurturing learning community. Our learning environments are play-based and scholar-centered. Call or email to find out about our summer program.

ALL STAR STUDIOS
108-21 72nd Ave. (4th floor), Forest Hills
718-268-2280
Email [email protected]

Sign up now for summer and fall classes. Limited space available. All Star Studios program is designed to encourage and educate 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.

AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-479-8522
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village


American Dance & Drama Studio was established more than 45 years ago at the same location. 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.

ARCHBISHOP MOLLOY HIGH SCHOOL
83-53 Manton St., Briarwood
718-441-2100 x155, x140, x110
Email [email protected], Basketball and Baseball: [email protected] Theater: [email protected] STEM: [email protected]

Archbishop Molloy HS offers summer camps for basketball, baseball, theater, and STEM. The camps are open to rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders and incoming freshmen. Molloy is a safe environment where students can develop and have fun. Check our website molloyhs.org over the upcoming months for further details!

CK KIDS SUMMER CAMPS
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
718-366-7454
Ages: 3-16


Email [email protected]

Don't miss the summer fun at CK with four exciting summer camps to offer children of all ages. Camps appeal to all interests, including: soccer, basketball, dance, drama, cooking, arts, water slides, and ninja. On-site math and ELA programs available. Come for a week or the whole summer!

CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL (THE)
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
718-888-9341

Children are encouraged to learn by doing. They 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. In the summer children have access to outdoor and water activities.

DANCESOURCE (THE)
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
718-997-1278
Email [email protected]

The DanceSource will run an afternoon and evening program for the summer of 2019. The dates will be July 6-Aug. 16. Dance class is available after 4:30pm, and most of the weekend days. The six weeks is a great way to try a dance class, and very affordable.

FLUSHING YMCA
138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing
718-551-9372
Lillian Morales, camp director


Email [email protected]

The Flushing YMCA Camp is bigger and better this year with exciting activities such as our camp carnival, petting zoo, swim lessons, and field trips. Kids can choose from special programs including: basketball, karate, soccer, and youth Capoeira. Ask us about our early bird discount and financial assistance.

FURTHER MUSIC SCHOOL
110-06 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
718-544-8886
140-75 Ash Ave., Suite 2B, Flushing
917-563-1480


Email [email protected]

2017 National Music School of the Year. Since 2007, Further Music School has grown to be one of the most popular and recognized music schools in Queens. Reaching more than 3000 students, our award-winning facility provides music lessons for all instruments and singing. Explore your summer music classes with us!

GARDEN SCHOOL
33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights
718-335-6363

On-site pool, certified lifeguards, full- and half-day schedule for all campers, lunch and snack included, and program variety makes Garden Summer Camp the best camp in Queens! Ages 113! Camp offers a variety of activities including sports, crafts, swim, themes, and game room. Extended day, and transportation.

HILLCREST JEWISH CENTER DAY CAMP
183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing
718-380-4145
Email [email protected]

The camp where everybody knows your name offers programs for preschool through teen 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.

HOFSTRA SUMMER CAMPS
101 Oak St., Uniondale
516-463-CAMP (2267)
Email [email protected]

Hofstra Summer Camps offer children, ages 5-17, more than 70 programs from theater to sports, gaming, art, music, STEM and STEAM, academics, culinary, dance, YouTube Studio, Adventure Education, and Super Hero Academy. At our camp, kids will explore their interests, learn valuable social skills, and have fun while gaining confidence.

ISTEIN EDUCATION CENTER
107-06 71st Road 2nd floor, Forest Hills
718-575-8877
Email [email protected]

ISTEIN Summer Day Camp offers academics, music and arts, and Chinese in a creative methodology. In the morning, our program focuses on academic enrichment in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies all aligned to the common core standards. Afternoons, our students learn music and Chinese through singing, dancing, and acting.

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
718-997-1997


Email [email protected]

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. Call to ask about our special summer program for children ages 4-6.

JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1218
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
718-939-8687


We are a family-owned and -operated preschool. Our eight-week summer prep program features visits from music and movement specialists. We offer preparatory lessons to reinforce English language learning, and review materials to prepare for the school year. Splash in our sprinklers and climb on our playground to round out the summer.

JEI LEARNING CENTERS
Auburndale 347-408-4098
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
Whitestone 718-819-8813


JEI Learning Center challenges children to achieve academic success through summer enrichment and tutoring programs. Pre-K-ninth-grade students can increase their knowledge in math, problem-solving math, reading and writing, and English curricula that aligns with Common Core State Standards. Contact your local center to learn more about summer enrichment programs today!

JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
516-433-0003
800-404-2204


This program for children ages 8 months through 3 years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grown-ups to share the joy of a child's early learning. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. We are now registering for summer and fall sessions.

KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
718-423-5757

This seven-week program helps prepare high-achieving students, from kindergarten to 12th grade, for success by allowing them to pre-learn next grade level material before the 2019 semester begins. Certified instructors lead small classes to provide focused instruction to improve critical thinking skills, test taking proficiency, reading comprehension, and writing.

KUEI LUCK EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
99-39 66th Ave., Rego Park
718-679-9909

We are a Mandarin immersion and Reggio inspired school for children ages 1-5. We believe in developing independent thinkers and motivated learners through an inspiring child-led environment. Call to schedule a tour and find out more about our summer and fall programs.

KUEI LUCK SUMMER CAMP
195-05 69th Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-679-9908

For more than 20 years, we have been providing a wide variety of programs including after-school, Chinese school, enrichment classes, SAT and SHAT prep. Our seven-week summer program for kindergarten-eighth grade includes many activities such as Chinese Yo-Yo, coding, cooking, dance, Gaga Ball, Junior Engineers, pixel art, robotics, sports, and Taekwondo.

LAURISSA JANE MUSIC SUMMER ARTS CAMP
121-15 Lucus St., St. Albans
718-560-3016
Email [email protected]

Join Laurissa Jane Music this summer as we journey to perform Shrek Jr. For seven weeks our students will explore the world of acting, singing, dancing, art and crafts, and trips. Our camp has professionally trained teachers, who make the journey of musical theater fun. Register today!

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160
Email [email protected]

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the recognition of society's special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The LIU Center for Gifted Youth offers extraordinary teachers recruited from leading schools in the metropolitan area, and university-level facilities.

MAGIC DAY CAMP
216-15 Peck Ave., Bayside
718-634-8109

Magic Day Camp, "Where Every Day Is Magical," offers children ages 4-15 adventures and activities that stimulate and motivate minds and physical ability. We swim every day in an Olympic country club pool. With exciting weekly trips, our rates include door-to-door transportation, healthy lunches, professional tennis, dance, and instructional sports programs.

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.

MISS ANITA – PRIVATE MATH TUTOR AND ADVISOR
917-477-7953
Email [email protected]

Tutoring available for various levels of math: elementary and middle math, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, and tests like the GED. Experienced teacher, tutor, and advisor of 23 years who can help students pass any test. Available during the summer for tutoring. Call for scheduling.

MUSIC TOGETHER® WITH MUSIC AND ME
718-229-0033
Astoria at Gym-Azing!
Bayside at Shotokai Karate, USA upper level of the 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


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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. Sing, dance, play, and learn where music learning supports all learning. Schedule your free class today for our spring or summer session!

NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508
92-22 Corona Ave., Elmhurst
718-606-1056


Email [email protected]

We tutor kids in grades kindergarten-12th. For the past 11 years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel in school. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, science, citywide and statewide exams, SAT and ACT.

OASIS DAY CAMP
Oasis in Bayside Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
646-519-5055


Email [email protected]

Oasis Day Camp prides itself on age appropriate programming for ages 3-15. Early Start (ages 3-5) is a nurturing camp environment. Lower (first-second grade) offers sports, arts, swim, enrichment, and nature. Upper (third-sixth grades) is bigger and better for older campers. Teen Travel (seventh-ninth grades) offers unique trips, overnights, friendships.

ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER CREATIVITY, SCIENCE, ROBOTICS, CODING & L-E-G-O LEARNING FUN
185-10 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-ROBO (7626)
Email [email protected]

Channel your child's creative energy into exciting projects in STEM with our unique, hands-on curriculum. RoboMindTech is an award-winning STEM education center. From robotics, coding, and video game design to Lego creative play, we offer a variety of immersive kindergarten-eighth grade STEM after-school and summer programs.

ROSE ACADEMY OF BALLET
70-11 Austin St., Forest Hills
718-520-0207
Email [email protected]

Located in Forest Hills, our dance program combines movement and music, while always leaving space for personal creativity. We offer dance classes for ages 2 through adult. Join us for pre-ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and dance teams. Don't miss our flexible and fun dance camp. Extended care is available!

SCHOOL OF ROCK ROOKIES 2019 SUMMER PROGRAM
Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, (temporary space until opening), Fresh Meadows
929-999-7625, Karen Flyer, general manager
Bayside grand opening in fall 2019


Email [email protected]

School of Rock is the original performance based music school. We focus on keys, vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. Our Rookies program, for kids ages 5-8, teaches music fundamentals and peer socialization. The Rookies program is offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from July 1-Aug. 9.

SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
106-06 Queens Blvd., 3rd Floor Gym, Forest Hills
718-261-2403, 347-756-2568 (para Español)
Email [email protected]

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 (ages 4 to 16). The second is a Flexible Class Pass (ages 2-14). You will have the six-week season to use up the classes.

ST. FRANCIS PREPARATORY SCHOOL – SUMMER AT SFP
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. , Fresh Meadows
718-423-8810 x223

Each summer St. Francis Prep offers a broad, varied program to benefit students who are not yet in high school. These programs, taught by Prep teachers and coaches, range from sports camps such as basketball, baseball, and volleyball, to special interest areas, such as music theater and video game design.

TINKER LAB AT LEWIS LATIMER HOUSE MUSEUM
3441 137th St. , Flushing
718-961-8585
Email [email protected]

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 science and arts. Activities are held at African American electrical pioneer Lewis H. Latimer's science lab. Register for summer camps at latimernow.org/tinker-lab.

TINY FOOTSTEPS
167-01 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-969-5500
Email [email protected]

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. Call for more information and to find out about our summer program.

ULTIMATE ENRICHMENT SUMMER CAMP
P.S. 376 210-21 48th Ave., Bayside
718-684-1187

Ultimate Enrichment Summer Camp located in the Bayside area makes it an enjoyable, educational, fun-filled summer where the child can grow into a well-rounded individual. All children will participate in theater, dance, art, robotics, engineering, swim, sports, cooking, and academic enrichment. Register now at uecamps.com or call 718-684-1187.

WINDSOR SCHOOL (THE)
37-02 Main St., Flushing
718-359-8300
Email [email protected]

Students attend our summer school to earn course and Regents credit for acceleration, or to preview a course which will be taken during the upcoming school year. Our schedule allows students to take up to two full year Regents courses. SAT/ACT prep classes are also offered. Classes begin July 1.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email [email protected]

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.


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