Summer Activities, Programs, Classes, & Fun for Kids in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Summer Activities, Programs, Classes, & Fun for Kids in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

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


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UPDATED December 2019: Finding the right summer program for your child in Rockland County can be a bit of a chore, which is why we've compiled a list of some amazing summer classes, summer camps, and summer programs for kids across the area, as well as a few family outings and day trips for those days when you're craving some family time. You'll find the perfect way to keep your kids entertained and learning all summer long, from ceramics studios, amusement parks, indoor play spaces, and day tips, to martial arts programs, music classes, art camps, dance studios, performing arts camps, day camps, specialty camps, swimming lessons, fencing, cooking classes, sports teams, and yoga classes. And you don't have to go far to find these programs, with locations in New City, Nyack, Valley Cottage, Stony Point, Palisades, West Nyack, Nanuet, Orangeburg, and nearby Bergen County, NJ.

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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
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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 [email protected]

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.

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.

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.

Summer Programs & Classes

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!"

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 [email protected]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 [email protected]

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.

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 [email protected]

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.


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