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Day Camps and Summer Programs for Children on Long Island

Day Camps and Summer Programs for Children on Long Island

Keep your kids having fun and learning over the summer at a Long Island day camp!


UPDATED May 2019: If your child wants the summer camp experience without committing to going far from home to a sleepaway camp, consider sending him to a day camp or summer program. Consult our comprehensive guide to day camps across Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, offering activities such as theater, arts and crafts, woodworking, cooking, swimming, sports, bowling, karate, challenge courses, music, horseback riding, and special field trips. There are plenty of camps spanning across Long Island, including Great Neck, Hicksville, New Hyde Park, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Syosset, and Valley Stream in Nassau County and Huntington, Melville, Mount Sinai, Patchogue, Saint James, Smithtown, and West Islip in Suffolk County.

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BETH SHOLOM DAY CAMP
401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
516-621-9257
Email office@bethsholomdaycamp.com

Beth Sholom Day Camp offers children, ages 3-15, the opportunity to reach their goals in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere. Activities include music, dance, arts and crafts, karate, as well as outdoor sports. Red cross swim instruction is offered in our three heated pools. BSDC provides door-to-door, air-conditioned transportation.

BUCKLEY DAY CAMP
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-365-7760
Email info@buckleycamp.com

Buckley Day Camp provides a unique environment where children are given the opportunity to learn life skills in a fun, nurturing, and noncompetitive environment! Here, your children will experience a program designed to meet their individual needs. Nursery through 10th grade CIT program.

CAMP JACOBSON
340 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury
516-626-1094
Email campjacobson@sjjcc.org

A place where children flourish in a safe, nurturing environment built upon Jewish values and ideals. At Camp Jacobson, we encourage individual exploration, foster personal development, inspire healthy choices, and enable children to establish lifelong friendships. We are dedicated to providing high-quality summer camp experiences for every camper and family.

CAMP KADYMA @ SUFFOLK Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road, Commack
631-462-9800 x114
Email mtruss@syjcc.org

Camp Kadyma @ SYJCC for ages 2 through kindergarten offers three-, four-, and five-day options, half- or full-day. Small groups are supervised by certified teachers in a safe, nurturing environment. Daily swim, lunch, drinks, snacks, and camp T-shirt included. Pony rides, playground, arts and crafts, movement, music, and special events are offered.

CAMP W - WHERE FRIENDSHIPS ARE MADE
121 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
631-692-6222
Email info@campwdaycamp.com

Camp W "Where Friendships Are Made" located in Melville, is a day camp for ages 4-15. Campers enjoy baseball, basketball, soccer, Gaga, game room, camp lounge, easel painting, swimming, robotics, dance, cooking, go karts, and day trips. Small group sizes. Campers choose their afternoon activities, transportation, early and late care.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email info@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori school runs summer camp during July and August for children ages 18 months-6 years. Camp has weekly themes. Toddlers have play-based mornings, and Primary (ages 3 years and older) spend time doing academics and on the playground. Camp is a great way to acclimate your child to school.

FRIENDS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP
Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
516-393-4207
Email camp@fa.org

Friends Academy Summer Camp offers exciting programs for campers ages 3-15. Tour our 65-acre campus and explore more than 30 camp programs related to sports, arts, computers, science, and travel. Every camper will enjoy daily swimming, dining in our air-conditioned cafeteria, and air-conditioned transportation.

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS -- NASSAU
The College at Old Westbury 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
516-876-3490
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale

St. Joseph’s College
155 West Roe Blvd.
Patchogue


Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly Sports, STEAM, and Specialty camp programs at three locations (The College at Old Westbury, Farmingdale State College, and St Joseph's College Patchogue). Programs are offered to children entering kindergarten-ninth grade. A balanced camp day ensures the perfect blend of instruction and fun.

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL
99 Central Park Road, Plainview
516-349-1966

Good Shepherd Lutheran School SPLASH Camp offers weekly themed activities including arts and crafts, gardening, music, sports, cooking, STEAM, water play, and field trips! Open July 1–Aug. 23, parents choose four, six, or eight consecutive weeks, half-days or full-days. Before- and after-care available. We accept toddlers (18 months)–sixth grade.

HOFSTRA SUMMER CAMPS
101 Oak St., Uniondale
516-463-CAMP (2267)
Email ce-camps@hofstra.edu

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.

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York
646-381-5166
Email camp@intrepidmuseum.org

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an exciting destination for camp groups who want to learn about science, history, and innovation! Self-guided visits for outside groups can include private tours, scavenger hunts, lunch options, souvenir packages, and more. Group rates and services are only available with advance registration and the group minimum is 15 people. Contact our group sales professionals today to help tailor the ideal itinerary for your campers!

KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave., Melville
631-694-3399
Email kenwaloffice@kenwaldaycamp.com

Kenwal Day Camp, the "camp that cares," fosters high self-esteem in its campers, ages 3-15. Situated on 20 magnificent acres, with nature trails and a man-made lake. Activities include: inflatable water park, mini golf, arts and crafts, sports, theater, dance, swimming, zip lines, go karts, and rope rappelling.

KIDDIE PLAYLAND
310 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-294-0111

Kiddie Playland is a friendly place for ages 20 months to 7 years. Our eco-friendly indoor playground is filled with new and wonderful experiences to help young learners explore what interests and inspires them. Summer camp from 9am–2pm includes arts and crafts, science, sports, fine arts, and in house trips.

KIDS COUNTRY DAY CAMP
37 Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
631-331-5351

Children ages 3-12 take part in more than 50 fun exciting activities including field and court sports, arts and crafts, dance, karate, talent show, giant water slide, sprinkler park, pedal karts, foam parties, carnival, animal shows, and challenge course. Camp program runs eight weeks. Various combinations of weeks and days available.

KNOX SCHOOL SUMMER ADVENTURES
541 Long Beach Road, St. James
631-686-1600 x414
Email ndezenzo@knoxschool.org

Located in St. James on the shores of Stony Brook Harbor, our picturesque waterfront campus is 40 rolling acres. Kids in pre-K through 10th grade can get away from the stress of the school year and enjoy fun in the great outdoors! Knox offers flexible scheduling to maximize campers’ experience.

LONG ISLAND VOYAGER'S DAY CAMP
Nassau and Suffolk locations,
516-238-4586
Email livoyagersdaycamp@gmail.com

Long Island Voyager’s Day Camp is an exciting, action-packed, safe summer experience, for ages 4-14. We offer swimming, sports, art, drama, activities, door-to-door transportation, before- and after-care, and swim instruction. Trips to Fire Island, amusement parks, ball games, paddle boating, animal farms, aquariums, and a talent show are also included.

M.A.T.S.S. KIDS' GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
Bellmore
516-221-1330


171 Eileen Way
Syosset
516-496-7765


Join us for up to eight weeks of summertime fun. This year’s theme is “Camp Funday” for ages 18 months-12 years. Flexible full- and half-day programs. Small group sizes, fully air-conditioned, playgrounds with water activities, large newly refurbished gymnastics gyms, weekly theme-based arts and crafts, music, and field trips.

OASIS DAY CAMPS LI
1 800-317-1392
Oasis at LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale
646-519-5066 liupost@oasischildren.com
Oasis at Tully Park
Jason Miradoli, camp director
Michael J. Tully Park
1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park
718-596-4900
tullypark@oasischildren.com
Oasis on the Sound
Mike Caramanico, camp director
718-596-4900
Port Washington Senior Center
80 Manorhaven Blvd., Manorhaven
onthesound@oasischildren.com
oasischildren.com


Email info@oasischildren.com

Oasis Camp offers programs for children 3 years-sixth grade! With facilities in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey, Oasis features mature staff with low camper-to-staff ratio and a warm environment where kids participate in activities tailored to their interests. The Early Start camp for kids 3 years-kindergarten offers sports, daily Red Cross swim, arts, dance, theater, and a Ready for September enrichment program. The Traditional Camp (first-sixth grades) provides campers with sports, crafts, theater, dance, and Red Cross Swim. Teen Travel has daily trips, team building, and overnights.

OASIS DAY CAMPS NASSAU
Oasis Camps
Oasis at LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale
646-519-5066
liupost@oasischildren.com
Oasis on the Sound
David Zimmerman, camp director
Port Washington Senior Center
80 Manorhaven Blvd., Manorhaven
718-596-4900
onthesound@oasischildren.com
Oasis at Tully Park
Jason Miradoli, camp director
Michael J. Tully Park
1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park
718-596-4900
tullypark@oasischildren.com
oasischildren.com


Email info@oasischildren.com

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.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

Located in Dix Hills on 15 acres. Programs for ages 2-14. Activities include Athletics, Aquatics, High Ropes Course, Bungee, Rock Wall, Ninja Course, ATVs, Arts and Crafts, Performing Arts, and special events. Specialty camps: Extreme STEAM Science Kids, Sports Track, and Cooking With Stars. Transportation, before- and after-care, and lunch available.

PIERCE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
Mineola Ave., Roslyn
516-621-2211
Email info@piercecamps.com

For more than 100 summers and four generations, the Pierce family has worked to make Pierce Country Day Camp America’s first and finest day camp. 27 acres, seven pools, 10 athletic fields, 7,000-square-feet of indoor, air-conditioned arts and STEAM space, and four adventure courses. Door-to-door transportation from Nassau and NYC.

PORTLEDGE SUMMER ADVENTURES
355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
516-750-3104
Email mworth@portledge.org

Portledge Summer Adventures, located in Locust Valley on the north shore of Long Island, offers weeklong summer programming for children ages 2-15. Programs are available in academics, early childhood, the arts, STEM, tech, and the sciences. Our sports offerings include, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and golf.

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
St. Patrick Church 280 E Main St., , Smithtown
631-360-0185
Email spyouth@optonline.net

Camp St. Pat’s provides the ultimate camp experience for children ages 3-15. Celebrating more than 30 years of safe, summer fun, with one of the best counselor-to-camper ratios in Suffolk County. Offering before- and after-care, flexible schedules, day and overnight trips, STEAM, vacation bible school, art, sports, music, and dance.

THOMAS SCHOOL OF HORSEMANSHIP
250 Round Swamp Road, Melville
631-692-6840
Email tsh@tshcamp.com

TSH Day Camp offers activities of a traditional day camp plus a full riding program. Children ages 3-15 participate in riding, horse science, swimming, sports, art, theater, and special events. We feel passionately about children having fun-filled days while learning life's important lessons: responsibility, caring, kindness, and critical thinking.

USDAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
631-643-7900
Email info@usdan.org

Usdan, the nation's preeminent arts day camp offers more than 70 programs of study in the arts; visual art, dance, music, theater, writing, and arts-related fields: nature, chess, and recreational arts. Students ages 4-18 are immersed in art and nature and surrounded by friends who share their interests and enthusiasm.

YMCA OF LONG ISLAND
855-2YMCALI (962254)
Locations: Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Huntington, and Patchogue


Email camp@ymcali.org

Awesome adventures await at YMCA of Long Island Summer Day Camp! Choose from traditional day camp, full-, or half-day specialty camps including sports, performing arts, coding, and waterfront. Transportation, extended day morning and afternoon, and lunch plans offered for additional cost. For more information or to register online, visit ymcali.org/camp.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email rho@ymcanyc.org

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.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMPS NASSAU
516-650-1856 or 631-476-3330
516-650-1856
631-476-3330





Young People’s Day Camp of Nassau County, located in Hicksville, has been providing children ages 4-15 with summer fun for more than 45 years! We offer two-eight week programs with exciting trips, arts and crafts, yoga, karate, carnivals, talent shows, special event days, instructional sports, recreational and instructional swim.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMPS SUFFOLK
631-476-3330

YPDC of Suffolk is licensed by the NYS Health Department, and accredited by the ACA for your child's safety. Free door-to-door transportation, with activities supervised by licensed teachers and administrators. Superior camper-to-counselor ratio. YPDC is fun, educational, diversified, and convenient. Keeping children smiling and parents at ease since 1972.


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