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UPDATED November 2017: NYMetroParents has the best listings for Westchester summer camps. It’s time to gear up for summer activities, and what better way to spend the season than at camp? Whether you choose traditional Westchester day camps, sleepaway camps or specialty camps designed to fit your needs, there is something for every camper in our Westchester County, NY Summer Camps directory. View our comprehensive Westchester camps guide below for camps offering specialized summer programs in sports, theater, music, fashion, academics, and more. There are plenty of Westchester camps to choose from throughout the county. Make NYMetroParents your summer camp authority for Westchester County, NY.
A CHILD'S DREAM, L.L.C.
10 Mill Road, New Rochelle
Tiffany Amaya and Ana Caldararo, directors
A theme-based camp program geared for younger children ages 2-4. Weekly themes include animals, bugs, transportation, at the shore, summer fun, and more. We have an air-conditioned facility and both indoor and outdoor play areas. Experienced staff are knowledgeable in early childhood. Our goal is to ensure your child has fun while learning and socializing. Runs from June 12- July 27, Monday-Thursday 9am–12pm.
ACRES OF ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMP AT ANN AND ANDY
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
Ann and Andy, family-owned and operated since 1973, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the Health Department. We have an extensive campus, and offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. We also have a tween travel camp for ages 11-14. We offer customized schedules, individualized attention, and hot lunches daily, as well as barbecue Fridays. All buildings are air-conditioned. Come see how much we care, and become part of our family.
ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
Alcott School’s Summer Fun program offers a variety of schedules for children ages 2-5. The program is designed to be an enjoyable summer experience for the child attending for the first time or for the experienced preschooler. Weekly themes are incorporated into outdoor play, science and nature exploration, water play in sprinklers and water tables, open-ended art, tricycle riding, and group games. The multicultural program is enriched by early childhood music and nature specialists and staffed with experienced head teachers, assistants, and summer counselors. Visit us at alcottschool.org.
Badger Day Camp is a located in Westchester and we provide door-to-door supervised transportation, daily hot lunch, superior counselor-to-camper ratio, and a wide variety of summer activities including swimming, nature programs, arts and crafts, sports, and drama. New this upcoming summer we have weekly hockey clinics, Ben Foster’s soccer clinic, as well as a new addition to our incredible swim staff, Olympic Medalist Lea Loveless. We will also be partnering with MacInspires STEAM Program to teach and educate our campers in a fun and safe way!
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER
351 Main St., Mt. Kisco
Summer Adventure Club is a four- or eight-week camp for children entering first-ninth grades. Located on 12 acres in Mt. Kisco, the camp offers onsite swimming, sports, outdoor games, arts and crafts, digital arts, game room, and dance. Campers enjoy special programming (STEM, inflatable waterslides, petting zoo, and Camp Olympics), and trips (Playland, adventure ropes course, and more). Camp includes snack and lunch (prepared by Ladle of Love). New for grades seventh-ninth, Adventure Travel Camp will feature three trips per week. Camp hours: 9am-4pm, early and late care available. Call to register.
Located on an expansive 18-acre property in Armonk, Breezemont is nestled in its natural surroundings. Our campus maintains large green fields, towering trees, and a beautiful lake, which is a unique feature for a day camp. Complete with state-of-the-art facilities, Breezemont preserves the appearance of an overnight camp, while implementing a creatively robust day camp schedule. Heated swimming pools, and towel service provided. Hot lunch served daily. Pre- and post-childcare available. Snacks provided as well as door-to-door transportation. Ages 3-13.
Held at Camp Claire, 15 Oakland Ave., Lyme, CT, Middlesex County Camp, 298 E. Haddam Moodus Road, Moodus, CT,
Camp Clio and our new Camp Clio Teen offer a unique experience for adopted children (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 13-17). Camp Clio campers and counselors, (themselves adopted and serving as role models), share the intimacy and safety of being with other adopted friends, providing the opportunity to share feelings and adoption stories with others who understand adoption without explanation because they are “just like me”–all in a fun camp environment. Camp Clio Teen: June 25–July 7. Camp Clio youth: July 2-22. Campers may come for one or more sessions. Scholarships available.
1 Nabby Hill, Mohegan Lake
Established in 1940, Camp Nabby is a traditional eight-week summer day camp for children between the ages of 3½ -13. The mission at Camp Nabby is to educate and inspire young people and their families to choose healthy, playful lives. Located on 17 beautiful acres in Mohegan Lake, our camp features three tennis courts, three swimming pools, five ball fields, three soccer fields, three basketball courts, two dodgeball courts, gaga ball, gymnastics, floor hockey, hiking trail, nature center, rock climbing, art, and music.
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
Camp Ramaquois is “a day camp as complete as sleepaway camp,” situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts and athletic activities, boys and girls ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a five-acre crystalline lake, nine heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, a petting zoo, and special events. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.
Sprout Westchester, a Young Judaea Day Camp, is a place where Jewish children entering pre-K through sixth grade join together to create a diverse, joyful community based on fun, Jewish values, friendship, personal growth, and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Sprout Westchester provides campers with an inclusive and supportive community, an opportunity to grow, and a place to develop a connection to Israel. Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake has been a residential camp for more than 40 years in the Hudson Valley. We also offer an urban day camp in Brooklyn.
Open the door to a delightful and meaningful summer of fun and learning for your bright, curious child! Challenge Camp is celebrating our 37th year of offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for bright, curious children ages 4-15. More than 100 courses ranging from 3D printing, architecture, coding, cooking, drones, magic, Minecraft, robotics and many options in between. Including sports, swimming, and fencing! An ACA Accredited day camp-join us at our picturesque new location in Hartsdale. Bus transportation and early or extended day options. For more information call 914-779-6024 or visit challengecamps.com.
CHILDREN’S PLACE AT THE JOHN A. COLEMAN SCHOOL
317 North St., White Plains
Our inclusive preschool offers a variety of enriching experiences that stimulate children’s natural curiosity and interests, promote well-being, and encourage pride and mastery in each child. Activities develop creativity, language, reasoning, social competence, and early readiness. Curriculum based on NYS Common Core with iPad and Smart Board technology. Children’s Place is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services and offers full and half days for ages 3-5. Hours are 8:45am–2:45pm with extended hours from 8am-5pm. We are staffed by experienced teachers and administrators. Parent references available.
CONCORDIA SUMMER CAMP
171 White Plains Road, Bronxville
Concordia Summer Camp offers a variety of programs for campers of all ages. Our Early Childhood Program, for ages 3-5, offers art, music, science, literature, and outdoor play. Our Enrichment Program for grades first-ninth offers classes in oil painting, science, Lego Spybotics, cooking, and computers. The Concordia Conservatory and OSilas Art Studio offers classes in music and art. If your interest is sports, we offer programs for both Early Childhood and grades first-ninth.
CORBIN’S CRUSADERS DAY CAMP - FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 3 ½ –14
471 North St., Greenwich
Manhattan - Main Office
351 E. 74th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10021
5 Eagles Bluff
Rye Brook, NY 10573
In search for the perfect sports and adventure day camp with a traditional camp feel? Look no further! Join Corbin’s Crusaders Day Camp! Experience a summer alive with weekly tournaments and hidden adventure. Located at a beautiful 38-acre campus in Greenwich, CT. offering professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic instruction in various sports including: baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, and swimming. Our adventure program includes hiking, waterslides, skateboarding, and archery! Door-to-door transportation available from Manhattan, Westchester, and Connecticut, daily nutritious meals and flexible schedules. Join us for one week or the entire summer. Partial weeks available.
Explore talents. Unlock creativity. Learn new skills. Find passions. Make true friends. Shine as you! Our story began in 1956, when the Katz family founded the camp, a legacy continued today by second-generation owners and directors, Roberta and Carol Katz. Under our insightful watch, campers (ages 3-15) open up as themselves and have a blast as they enjoy a sleepaway camp’s range of activities, facilities, and staff, in a day camp setting. Activities include swimming, sports, fine and performing arts, outdoor adventure, nature, waterfront, discovery, science, and special events.
EASTER SEALS NEW YORK
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.
GATE HILL DAY CAMP
750 Gate Hill Road, Stony Point
Unconditionally welcoming since 1951. Gate Hill is a place where you matter most. Campers receive individual attention, and parents are kept involved with personal conversations by phone and email. A first rate, 33-acre facility, a thoughtful, varied program and an infectious culture of nurturing improvement makes Gate Hill the ultimate day camp experience. Highlights include: A proven learn to swim program, door-to-door "Camp on Wheels" transportation fun, and unique programs for S.T.E.A.M., teens, and early childhood campers. Book a tour online today!
GODDARD SCHOOL® (THE)
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
At The Goddard School®, summer is full of fun and learning! Energetic teams of teachers plan developmentally appropriate activities to instill a lifelong love of learning. Children are exposed to exciting learning opportunities in a safe and secure environment. Children march in playground parades, learn about creepy crawlies, send letters to pen pals, and enjoy splish-splash days. To discover how Goddard can make this summer your child’s best learning experience yet, visit goddardschool.com.
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
For over six decades, Green Chimneys has had a passion for educating children and honoring animals and nature. Thousands of families enjoy events and activities for all ages throughout the year such as Birds of Prey Day and Little Folk Farm Days. Innovative preschool and after-school programs serve children ages 3-12, and full-day summer camp programs provide outdoor excitement and lasting memories. Stroll through the Farm and Wildlife Center, visit the Country Store or just stop by to take in the peaceful green setting.
GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
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Green Meadow Waldorf School offers infant-toddler and family programs, serves children from nursery through 12th grade, and runs popular summer programs. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the U.S., with about 350 students. Benefiting from discovery and play in our Early Childhood program, skill-building in our Lower School, and rigorous intellectual challenges in the High School, Green Meadow students go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and are known for their curiosity, confidence, resilience, and creativity.
The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp for children ages 4-14 offers programs filled with electives in fine arts, crafts, theater, music, and dance, as well as swimming, ice-skating, gymnastics, sports, and science. Guided by professional artists and educators, campers enjoy an adventure of self-exploration. Harvey's sprawling 125-acre campus provides a perfect setting for summer fun: an outdoor pool, indoor ice-skating rink, the state-of-the-art Walker Center for the Arts, open fields for sports, and shady pathways through our woods. The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp—Northern Westchester's best-kept secret in summer day camps.
HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
Programs for campers ages 18 months to 12 years are offered. The summer 2017 season is June 26-Aug. 18, from 9am-4pm. The program features a full range of recreational activities, special events and trips, swim instruction, sports, and a splash-and-slide zone. Hudson has extended hours options for campers ages 18 months to 12 years, an optional catered lunch program, and an air-conditioned facility.
This summer children ages 5-13 will enjoy exciting, fun-filled days at the Iona College Day Camp. Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities and pristine college campus serves as the setting for an exciting summer. Your child will experience two periods of swimming daily led by members of our Iona college swim team. Our goal is to not only teach your children how to swim but to have them excel at swimming. Other activities include sports, dance, art, and music. Contact us at email@example.com.
The JCC of Mid Westchester has multiple day camps for children ages 2-15. Activities range from sports, arts, yoga, gymnastics, dance, performing arts, nature, and daily swimming lessons in our indoor swimming pool. Best of all, we utilize our extensive, fully air-conditioned, indoor facilities, as well as our outdoor facilities. This year we added boot camps and specialized one week programs in: Robotics, STEAM, SAT/Regents prep, dance and theater programs for toddlers, and more. Specialists and educators in their fields oversee all activities. jccmw.org. 914-472-3300.
The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center offers programs for toddlers through pre-K. Bright, modern classrooms, an indoor gym, and outside playground are on nature-filled grounds. Professionally-trained, warm, nurturing teachers provide developmentally appropriate curriculum across all educational domains. Both morning programs and afternoon enrichment specialty classes are available. Summer programs for Almost Twos and children eligible to enter a fall 3's program are enrolling now, as are all programs for fall 2017. OCFS licensed. Call us to arrange a visit.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for over three decades! A step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. Programs include parent and child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3-12 years), Ninja Challenge, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
The Little School Summer Enrichment Program provides a preschool experience for ages 3-4. We create a climate of learning and fun which will further the development of each child socially, physically, and creatively. We strive to help each child adjust easily, strengthen values of cooperation, and have a positive group experience. Little School children swim and receive instruction during the week at the Scarsdale Pool. In everything we do, we promote each child’s positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities.
MASTERS SCHOOL (THE)
49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Open to students in grades fifth–12th, the Masters of Summer program is three weeks of enrichment classes and recreational activities in June. Courses range from musical theater, robotics, coding, Shakespeare, song writing, basketball, fencing, swimming, tennis, kayaking, leadership, and NYC experiences. Innovative courses custom-designed and taught by experienced Masters faculty on its beautiful 96-acre campus and new 75,000-square-foot Athletics and Arts Center. Flexible weekly scheduling plus morning and afternoon classes from June 12-30. Cafeteria lunches included. Visit our website to see how you can give your child the Masters advantage!
MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
Summer at Milestone is an eight-week program with two-week sessions, full-day from 9am-5pm, or half-day from 9am-12pm, for children ages 2-8. A typical day for campers includes water play, outdoor play, arts and crafts, music, yoga, story time, cooking, and an introduction to reading through our phonics-based program. Children ages 4 and older enjoy outings in and around Westchester County. Biweekly themes guide a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, which encourage and promote learning through play, exploration, and fun.
OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMP IN DOBBS FERRY AT MERCY COLLEGE
Upper Camp-Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry
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!
Our Montessori School’s Summer Camp promises to be the best yet! Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, outdoor games, water play, nature study, as well as large and small motor activities led by our own outstanding teachers—no teenage counselors here. Camp is for children from ages 18 months to 6 years and runs from late June to September. You may select Yorktown or Carmel as well as weeks, days, and sessions to suit your schedule. Call 914-962-9466 or visit ourmontessorischool.com for more information.
Celebrating our 44th year! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children in kindergarten-ninth grades at the Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale. Campers design their own custom schedules from more than 50 exciting activities including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, photography, LEGOs, and sports. All courses are taught by certified teachers in air-conditioned classrooms. Squire also operates an All-Sports and Tennis Academy at Maria Regina High School. Hot lunch, T-shirt, early drop-off included. Transportation, extended day, and three, four, or seven-week sessions available. June 26-Aug. 11. Contact us now for the best summer ever!
Summer Stars is the perfect place for your child's first camp experience. Friendships and children grow as they engage in fun, stimulating summer activities. Campers are engaged in activities including sports, music, art, story time, water play and special theme days. Our new playground features life-sized playhouses, a garden, and two climbing structures. We offer a three-day option for ages 18-30 months and a five-day option for ages 2-5 years from June 26-Aug. 11. For information contact Jody Glassman, 914-723-3001, firstname.lastname@example.org or our website http://bit.ly/metrosummer.
TEATOWN LAKE RESERVATION
1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp 2017 is jam-packed with adventure, discovery, and hands-on fun in the outdoors. We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks, and exploring natural habitats all summer long! Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in four two-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters childrens’ innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship in Teatown’s abundant meadows, forests, lakes, and streams.
TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
Temple Israel Center Nursery School offers summer fun for young children in a warm and nurturing environment rich with Jewish culture and traditions. Join us for a spectacular, developmentally appropriate summer for children ages 2-5. Children participate in group games, sports, music, outdoor water play, art, dance, movement, cooking, and nature. We have special themed weeks and weekly Shabbat celebrations. Early drop-off and lunch options available. The camp runs from June 25–Aug. 8, 2018.
Unlike any other Montessori school program, The Nurtury is a full-year program. The Nurtury's summer months are a wonderful continuation of the child's year. Continuity leads us to success. Our children start their day with a Montessori morning filled with academics which encourage all five academic areas. Then we splash into each afternoon with water play, science exploration, art appreciation, and team sports. Come see for yourself why a full-year program promotes each and every individual child's needs. Call for a tour today 914-632-6200.
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
Founded in 1969, the Summer Challenge has been a source of joy, entertainment, enlightenment, and playful fun for boys and girls ages 3½-14. Stop by and see our sports field, basketball court, and new playground! Door-to-door transportation and lunch are included. With an instructional pool on-site, swim instruction and recreational swim are major components of the program.
Run by The Children’s Aid Society, Wagon Road is a day camp for all children. A diverse group of campers enjoys a comprehensive program of Red Cross swim instruction, horsemanship, adventure ropes course, sports, dance, music, drama, cooking, nature study, and arts and crafts. Campers are organized in small groups with two counselors. We offer overnights with special evening activities and flexible enrollment plans. Fees are reasonable and include lunch and snacks. Transportation is available at central pickup locations, as well as early drop-off and extended day.
WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave for GPS purposes.)
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
WJC’s Early Childhood Camp Program provides a fun summer experience in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Early Childhood teachers and teen counselors gear activities to the needs of our young campers, ages 2-5. Dance, music, art, soccer, cooking, yoga, nature, science, outdoor and water play fill the days. Examples of special weekly events that round out the schedule might include: petting zoos, puppet shows, PJ Library Story Time and Sing-Along, and “Truck Day.” Six-week program offered with flexible enrollment available. Call 914-698-2767 for more information.
Westchester Reform Temple’s “Summer Play Place” offers young children a unique summer experience. Our professional staff provides arts and crafts, water play, stories, games, athletics, a special activity room, and snacks within a nurturing and loving environment. The program is enhanced by specialists in music, movement, and nature, with an exciting theme each week. Camp runs seven weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm, for children entering the 3s and 9am-2pm for children entering the 4’s in September. Children bring lunch for the 3s and 4s. Classes available for children entering the 2s in September.
WHITE PLAINS FAMILY YMCA
250 Mamaroneck Ave.,
Whether your child is a nature enthusiast, an aspiring chef, or an athlete, we’ve got the camp for you! With locations at the White Plains YMCA Camp Combe, and our Community Camp-both in Northern Westchester, our camps provide an environment where your child can grow and learn, and maybe one day be one of our counselors! All camps have inclusion specialists on staff. Swimming lessons, field trips, STEM, art, and zip lining! The Y turns nobody away for financial need-we are here for our community!