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Fun Summer Activities, Programs, Classes, for Kids in Rockland County

Fun Summer Activities, Programs, Classes, for Kids in Rockland County

Keep the boredom at bay this summer at one of these fun Rockland or Bergen county locations.



UPDATED January 2020: Keep your city kid active year round in Rockland & Bergen county with fun classes like arts or team sports. That's not all, read the full list online.

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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.


JILL'S CERAMICS
180 Germonds Road, West Nyack
845-623-4975
Email jillsceramics@aol.com

We provide a great ceramics program to offer groups this summer. Schedule field trips to our fully equipped ceramics and plaster studio in West Nyack, or a program to be held at your location. We offer many choices from our paint and take home items. All age groups, affordable rates.


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.


MUSEUM VILLAGE
1010 State Route 17M , Monroe
845-782-8248

Museum Village is the perfect place for a fun, educational family day trip! Explore 19th century life with more than 20 buildings including the School House, Drug Store, Candle Shop, Broom Shop, and Printer. We also have one of three complete Mastodon skeletons in the world! Visit our website for special events.


PALISADES CLIMB ADVENTURE
4590 Palisades Center Drive, level 4 of the Palisades Center, West Nyack
845-727-3500

We offer the world's tallest indoor ropes challenge course. Standing 85-feet tall, with five levels and 75 unique challenge elements to explore, climb, and conquer including a zip line. Our Sky Tykes kids ropes course is designed for ages 2-7. Both courses are available for camp groups, parties, and special events.


PARTY ANIMALS
1302 Palisades Center Drive Palisades Mall, 1st floor near Best Buy, West Nyack
914-336-0144

Party Animals offers an indoor, air-conditioned play space where your kids can escape rainy or too hot days this summer with fun daily activities for both boys and girls at reasonable pricing. We provide plush animal rides for kids to drive around. Our drop-in arts and crafts activities include canvas painting, paint a pet rock (owl, frog, turtle), paint a stuffed animal (elephant, penguin, kangaroo, monkey), necklace or bracelet making, paint small wood toys (cars, planes), and sand art. Stop by and let your child’s creativity go wild.


RAMSEY FARMERS'S MARKET
Ramsey Main Street Train Station, Ramsay

Open every Sunday, rain or shine, June through November from 9am-2pm at the Ramsey Main Street Train Station. Featuring more than 50 great vendors, music, chef demos, children's crafts, and ample free parking. Sponsored by The Ramsey Historical Association and the Borough of Ramsey. Check our website for special summer events.


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


ACADEMY FOR MARTIAL ARTS (THE)
8 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
845-359-4500
rocklandkarate.com

7-11 Suffern Place, Suffern
845-368-3209
martialartssuffern.com

Every kid should learn self-defense. It's like learning to swim-it's a lot of fun and it can save your life. Your child can receive self-defense training, get fit, and improve their focus and self-confidence-all while having a great time this summer at The Academy For Martial Arts Summer Camp. In addition to learning Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, we’ll offer plenty of other activities to keep them active and entertained all summer long: dodgeball and other games, big screen movies, and arts and crafts. Enroll in advance, by the week. (Space is limited). Call for more information. Camp registration is now open.


BACH TO ROCK - NANUET
150 E. Route 59, Nanuet
845-215-9536
Email nanuet@bachtorock.com

B2R’s unique Summer Camp approach makes it possible for students with no previous musical training to be rocking out with a band or singing in Glee in a matter of hours. Bands and groups are coordinated by age, grade, and/or ability level. Bands or group ensembles learn a variety of classic rock and current pop songs, and even compose original music. All students perform in a weekly concert, record in our state-of-the-art studios, and leave with a digitally mastered CD of songs recorded by their band or group ensemble.


BRILLIANT MINDS DAYCARE AND LEARNING CENTER
67 N. Little Tor Road, New City
845-535-9658
Email myra@brilliantmindsdaycare.com

We are a NYS-licensed Daycare and Learning Center for children ages 6 weeks–5 years and after-school care for children age 12 and younger. We will be offering full- and part-day summer hours for children of all ages. We nurture all aspects of a child’s development and include specialized activities in order to fully engage your child, such as baking, Spanish, dance, yoga and exercise, science experiments, daily outdoor play (weather permitting), learning centers equipped with iPad’s and computers, dramatic play, and art. Flexible scheduling to fit your needs.


CAMP VENTURE SUMMER CAMP
58 Oak Colony Road, Stony Point
845-624-3868

Camp Venture is proud to offer a summer day camp for all children, but specializing in providing kids with special needs a unique camping experience. Our one- to seven-week integrated camp is a fun, nurturing place for Rockland children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Activities include swimming, art, and noncompetitive sports. Morning and teen programs available.


CLARKSTOWN THEATRE COMPANY
8 Second St., Lower Level, New City
845-708-2288

We are a year-round theatre company offering acting classes, music theater workshops, and intimate original showpieces. In addition to after-school classes, we are offering a new three-week summer program that involves your child in an original production from start to finish. "We keep our casts small, so the experience is huge!"


COUPÉ THEATRE STUDIO
430 Market St., Nanuet,
845-623-2808

Beautiful air-conditioned studios. Exciting summer programs for students ages 4 through teens and a Ballet Intensive (by audition). Programs feature age-appropriate classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, musical theater, acro and acrodance, voice training, and acting. Trips to Broadway shows, and ballet at Lincoln Center. Flexible schedules are available.


DANCEWORKS
69 Lake Road, Congers
845-268-4669

Danceworks will be offering a craft and dance camp this summer. The program is for kids in pre-K through third grade and will be held from July 8-Aug. 2. Please call our studio at 845-268-4669 for day and time availability. Danceworks specializes in children, encouraging a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere.


DAY CAMP IN THE PARK
6 Kendall Drive, New City
845-638-2515
Email dcitp1979@gmail.com

Located on a 500-acre nature preserve on majestic Lake Tiorati in Rockland County. We offer more than 100 activities including archery, arts, kayaking, kickball, skateboarding, and soccer; a lakefront water park, in-ground heated pool, and 25 indoor cabins! Certified teachers lead every group. Door-to-door, air-conditioned transportation from Rockland, Bergen, Westchester, and Orange.


GLAZE POTTERY AND ART STUDIO
34 Orangeburg Plaza, Orangeburg
845-359-9020

Unleash your child’s inner artist at Glaze Pottery and Art Studio during our Summer Art Experience. Our resident artist will take your child on a journey that will produce artwork from Disney and a host of themes including tie-dye, jewelry, and outer space. Flexible registration makes it easy to sign up for one week or all seven! Become part of the Glaze family this summer. For children in grades first-sixth. Check our website or call for more information.


GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-356-2514

Run by trained Waldorf teachers, our summer programs take place on more than 11 acres of farm, fields, forests, gardens, and streams. Parents appreciate our unplugged environment, ecological sustainability, and commitment to organic food.


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.


KREATIVE KIDS & VICKI'S DANCE STUDIO
61 Maple Ave., New City
845-634-2202

We are the best alternative to an all-day camp, at reasonable rates! We cater to ages 16 months (diapers welcomed) to 5 years. This multi-arts program includes music, creative movement, theme weeks, and tumbling. Other special summer programs for ages 2 to adult include a variety of dance and combination classes.


MOON RIVER MOTHER AND CHILD MUSIC TOGETHER
201-247-0052
Email director@moonrivermotherandchild.com

Come join us for 45 minutes of pure fun with your family this summer! Moon River Mother And Child is a center for the world-renowned early childhood music program, Music Together, here in Rockland County. Music Together provides developmentally appropriate music and movement classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers…and the grownups who love them. Our summer session begins July 10, with classes in Nyack and Sparkill. For more information visit moonrivermotherandchild.com or contact director Catherine Rubin at 201-247-0052.


NEW CITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
12 N. Main St., New City
845-709-8383

Is your child singing all of the time? Singing around the house, in the car, just jamming non-stop? If so you’re lucky and they're trying to tell you something! Kids that sing a lot, dance, tap on furniture, love to hold toy guitars, are sending you some strong signals that they want to play music! The New City School of Music is Rockland's most awarded music school and offers music lessons to students of all ages on piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, and clarinet! Register now for summer music lessons!


PALISADES COUNTRY DAY CAMP
248 Herbert Ave., Closter, NJ
201-784-7600 x3

It’s all about fun at Palisades Country Day Camp in Closter, NJ, Bergen County's No. 1 summer day camp for toddlers-second graders ensures that every child has the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Campers enjoy three heated pools, two splash parks, a triple-decker playground, and amazing daily activities.


PHOENIX AQUATIC CLUB
Lessons held at HNA Palisade Conference Center 334 Route 9W, Palisades
845-708-5349

PAC will be offering swim lessons in our new location at HNA Palisade Conference Center. HNA pool provides a warm water facility just right for swim lessons. Lessons are guided by certified USA Swimming Coaches. Each instructor is trained to teach a progress of skills that will enhance your child’s swimming ability. We offer small group instructor-to-child ratio for the younger swimmers in Level 2 and 3. Our Level 4 and Pre-Team programs are great for children interested in swimming, but not in a yearlong program. Competitive swimming and Master’s program available year-round.


RCC SUMMER CAMPS
145 College Road, Suffern
845-574-4451

Our instructional sports camp for girls and boys offers a safe, fun environment and builds athletic skills in a variety of sports. Our Kids College programs offer options for science, computers, art, and performing arts. Mix and match weeks except for performing arts which is a three-week commitment.


ROCA SUMMER CAMP/ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack
845-358-0877 x18
Email amy@rocklandartcenter.org

RoCA features one of the regions most comprehensive art programs. At Camp RoCA, with guidance from teaching artists, campers explore various art forms in studio-based activities where they learn cooperation, personal development, and self-esteem. Available five or three days-a-week, two, four, six, or eight weeks. July 1-Aug. 23, 2019.


ROCKLAND FENCERS CLUB
40 Lydecker St., Nyack
718-697-1440
Email info@rocklandfencersclub.com

Join the nationally top ranked Rockland Fencers Club (RFC) Summer Program for ages 8-16. Day camps starting at $425 a week (9am-4pm). No experience required and all necessary equipment included. The 6,000-square-foot, fully air-conditioned facility is conveniently located in downtown Nyack. RFC’s highly-qualified, international coaching staff include former national team members. The club offers group and private classes six days a week for all levels and ages. Visit our website, email, or call for more information.


ROCKLAND THEATRE COMPANY
67 Walter Drive, Stony Point
845-548-6699
Email rocklandtheatreco@yahoo.com

Rockland Theatre Company summer programs provide children from second grade through high school, the opportunity to participate in a fun and educational theater environment. Staffed by professional and certified instructors, each child is guided through all aspects of acting, dancing, and singing. The two- and three-week programs culminate into professional productions. This summer we will be performing Seussical Kids for grades second-fifth and The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers Edition), Junior Cast (grades fifth-eighth) and Senior Cast (grades sixth-12th). Please go to our website for details and to register.


ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE, STEAM SUMMER CAMP
125 Route 340, Sparkill
845-398-4100

Summer STEAM Camps at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill are designed for middle school level students, grades fifth-ninth. Starting July 8 through Aug. 2, the College will host a series of STEAM camps in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, sponsored by Orange and Rockland.


SURGE STUDIO
285 N. Route 303 (in Colonial Plaza), Congers
845-589-0990
Email info@surgestudioarts.com

Join Surge Studio for our summer dance camp! Our dance camp sessions take place Monday-Thursday. If you are unable to join us for dance camp fun, we will have one-time dance workshops throughout the summer as well. Programs for ages 3-18, beginners through advanced, including a competition team dance camp.


WEST ROCK INDOOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet
845-623-3636

Our All Sports and Basketball Camps feature fun-filled instruction, sports, and games. Campers will improve their conditioning and sports skills in our state-of-the art, air-conditioned facility featuring six Har-Tru tennis courts, two regulation-size basketball courts, and indoor turf fields. Offering flexible schedules, extended hours, multi-week discounts, and lunch options.


WHOLENESS CENTER OF ROCKLAND
7 New Lake Road, Valley Cottage
845-268-7532
Email hello@wholenesscenterny.com

In addition to birthday parties, yoga, arts and crafts classes, and Pathfinder for Young Boys, The Wholeness Center of Rockland will be offering fun summer classes and programs for kids this year! Visit our website or call for more information. The Wholeness Center is a whole place devoted to you! A place to receive support, feel inspired, and restore a sense of balance. We help to guide, while holding loving space which allows everyone to open and connect to their Wholeness. Stop in our beautiful, newly renovated facility for a tour.


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