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!

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UPDATED October 2018: 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

Beth Sholom Day Camp offers boys and girls, 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. Glatt Kosher lunches provided daily, and we are nut free. BSDC offers full- and mini-day nursery programs. Fifth-eighth grades participate in a camp and trip program. A C.I.T. program is available for ninth and 10th grades. bethsholomdaycamp.com or office@bethsholomdaycamp.com.

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 kindergarten have a traditional day camp program, while first–seventh grades have an elective based program. Eighth-ninth grades participate in a camp travel program and 10th graders can join our CIT program. Swim instruction daily in four outdoor heated pools. Door-to-door transportation provided on air-conditioned mini buses. Lunch and snacks provided daily.

CAMP EAST WOODS
31 Yellow Cote Drive, Oyster Bay
516-922-4400

Camp East Woods offers special experiences for campers ages 2-15. With easy access from dozens of North Shore towns (Nassau and Suffolk), our camp is truly affordable. Our facilities, located on 46-acres, offer rain or shine accommodations: two gymnasiums, theatre stage, art studio, woodworking shop, cooking facilities, air-conditioned lunch room, science and computer labs, library, nurse's office, athletic fields, two pools, and a playground.

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

Camp W is a traditional and affordable day camp for children ages 4-14. Campers enjoy exciting camp activities including sports, swimming, creative arts, computers, rocketry, and cooking. Unique schedules with an all elective afternoon gives children an amazing summer experience! Our small camper-to-staff ratio allows us to really get to know all campers. It’s a place where everyone becomes a family. Transportation, discounts, before- and after-care are available. We have created an atmosphere where each and every camper builds confidence and self-esteem in an exciting and nurturing environment.

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in: Baldwin, Bellmore, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Saint James, Syosset, Valley Stream, and West Islip,
516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email info@campsrus.org

At Camps ‘R’ Us, we strive to provide the very best summer day camp experience available, with award-winning programming, including sports, arts and crafts, gaming, Gaga, go karts, swimming, bowling, trips, and special events. Our campuses are hosted by some of the top private schools on Long Island, and feature premier indoor and outdoor facilities and equipment. Our highly-experienced and expertly-trained staff members are among the best and brightest in camping. Combine that with our unique affordability, and Camps ‘R’ Us has earned the reputation as one of the best summer camps on Long Island.

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

Countryside Montessori school runs a summer camp during July and August for children ages 18 months-6 years. Camp has weekly themes that revolve around the projects and discussions the children have. Toddlers have play-based mornings spent in our playground. Primary (ages 3 years and older) spends part of the mornings doing academics then spends afternoons in the playground while toddlers nap. Camp is a great way to acclimate your child to a school environment. Please contact us for information on enrollment at 516-466-8422 or info@cmsgn.com.

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS -- NASSAU
The College at Old Westbury, 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 outstanding collegiate locations (The College at Old Westbury, Farmingdale State College, and St Joseph's College Patchogue). Programs are offered to boys and girls entering kindergarten-ninth grade. Future Stars programs help campers improve their skills in their chosen activities and a balanced day ensures the perfect blend of instruction and fun. Stop by open house events to view the facilities, meet the staff, and take advantage of enrollment savings. See you in the summer!

HABITOTS SUMMER CAMP
703 Patchogue Yaphank Road , Medford
631-345-3200
1400 Middle Country Road
Middle Island
631-205-0279


The HabiTots Summer Camp program is a wonderful opportunity to try new things, discover new abilities, and make new friends. Young and older campers alike receive the best possible camp experience. With well-trained camp leaders who offer a wide range of unique skills, and are CPR and First Aid-certified, you can rest assured that your child is learning and having a blast in a safe environment. Camp offerings include age-appropriate explorations in art, sports, nature, music, cooking, drama, science and technology, and engineering. We also have a lot of fun!

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

Hofstra Summer Camps offer boys and girls, ages 5-17, more than 70 programs. There’s something for everyone—from theater to sports, gaming, art, music, STEM and STEAM, academics, culinary, dance, YouTube Studio, Adventure Education, and even a Super Hero Academy. At our camp, kids will explore their interests, learn valuable social skills, and have fun while gaining confidence. Daily swim instruction for many programs in Hoftra’s 50-meter, Olympic-sized, indoor pool. Door-to-door, air-conditioned transportation available. Lunch included–we offer gluten-free and Kosher food and are peanut-allergy sensitive. Contact us at 516-463-CAMP(2267) or email ce-camps@hofstra.edu.

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York
646-381-5010

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

Kenwal Day Camp, the "camp that cares," fosters a positive attitude and high self-esteem in its campers, ages 3-15, who participate, have fun, and try their best. Situated on 20 magnificent acres, with nature trails, a man-made lake, with the finest facilities and equipment. Small group size ensures campers hours of exploration, excitement, and maximum attention from our staff. Activities include: inflatable water park, mini golf, arts and crafts, sports, theater, dance, swimming, zip lines, go karts, rope rappelling, and special events. We provide an atmosphere filled with memories that your child will cherish forever.

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

10 acres of indoor and outdoor adventure, sports, activities and special events. 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, and challenge course. Camp program includes eight weeks excluding July 4 holiday. Various combinations of weeks and days available. Activity hours are 9am–4pm. Extended care from 7am–6pm. Rates include lunch, snack, refreshments, towel service, arts and crafts and activity materials, sports equipment, two camp shirts, and accident insurance.

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

Summer Adventures at the Knox School is Long Island’s best kept camp secret! Located in St. James on the shores of Stony Brook Harbor, our picturesque waterfront campus is 48 rolling acres. Kids in kindergarten through 10th grade can get away from the stress of the school year and enjoy good old-fashioned fun in the great outdoors! Knox offers flexible scheduling, choose the days and weeks best for your child to attend camp. Before- and after-care program fully staffed by adult professionals available 7am and until 6pm. Now offering nine weeks!

LONG ISLAND VOYAGER'S DAY CAMP
516-238-4586
Email livoyagersdaycamp@gmail.com

Long Island Voyager’s Day Camp is an exciting, action-packed, and safe summer experience, for boys any girls, ages 4-14. We offer activities that include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, rock climbing, gymnastics, talent shows, and special events, plus amazing adventure trips to Splish Splash, Adventureland, Boomers, Museums, iMax theaters, Fire Island, Bayville Adventure Park, Aquariums, and Chocolate Factory! Our staff is CPR-, first aid-, and AED-certified. Lifeguards and nurse on staff and licensed. CIT program is available. Free transportation in Suffolk and Nassau counties.

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


Infant, Toddler, and Separation classes bridge development to a comprehensive Early Childhood Education-Nursery School-Gym Program. After-school classes provide movement, gymnastics, sports, and enrichment instruction for on-site center children and community school-age children (7 months-12 years). Summer Day Camp, Holiday Mini-Camps, weekend birthday party and Friday “Kids’ Night Out” events provide a year-round place to play and celebrate! Full daycare available at our Syosset Center. Extended day available. Diapers welcome. Dedicated teachers and staff are N.Y.S-, CPR-, and First Aid-certified. Since 1985-A Rainbow of Programs to Play, Learn, and Grow!

MID-ISLAND Y JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
516-822-3535
Email summercamp@miyjcc.org, partycentral@miyjcc.org

Mid-Island Y JCC Summer Camp, the largest Jewish day camp on Long Island, offers so much to so many. In-building camps for infants through pre-K are offered as well as outdoor day camp for all ages. Specialty camps available such as performing arts, sports, teen travel, CIT, and inclusion programs for children with special needs. All while creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime!

OASIS DAY CAMP
1400 Pennsylvania Ave, Brooklyn
646-519-5063
Email brooklyn@oasischildren.com

Oasis Camp offers programs for children 3 years to 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 can participate in activities tailored to their interests. The Early Start camp for kids 3 years to 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 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 Camp offers programs for children 3 years to 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 can participate in activities tailored to their interests. The Early Start camp for kids 3 years to 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.

OLD WESTBURY SUMMER CAMP
25 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
516-626-9268

Old Westbury Summer Camp is located on 14, beautiful wooded acres. Children develop friendships in a safe and fun environment and embrace our family atmosphere, returning year after year. OWSC offers something for every child and family–exciting activities and workshops, multiple discounts, flexible scheduling, bus transportation, and Red Cross-certified swim instruction daily. Please visit an open house: Feb. 25, March 11, 18, April 14, 22, May 6, 19, or June 3, 16 from 10am- 12pm, or request a private tour. For more information visit our website: oldwestburysummercamp.org.

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. All programs are lead by warm, nurturing teachers who foster your child's growth and creativity. 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. We offer full- and half-day programming to suit your schedule. Join us anytime during the weeks of June 18 through August 10.

QUINIPET CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER
99 Shore Road (4 Rocky Point Road), P.O. Box 549 , Shelter Island Heights
631-749-0430
Email quinipet@nyac.com

Established by the Methodist Church in 1947, Quinipet is built upon the rocks of faith, courage, love, humility, and honesty, creating a foundation that welcomes campers from all walks of life, faith, and church affiliation. Our day and overnight programs provide all the fun of a traditional summer camp at our amazing beachfront setting on Shelter Island! Waterfront activities, sports, arts and crafts, music and theatre, nature discovery, camp fires, and Leader-In-Training program. Register online for Overnight Camp (ages 7-17), Day Camp (ages 5-14) and, Community Sailing (ages 9-15) at quinipet.org.

SHIBLEY DAY CAMP
516-621-8777


Email info@shibleydaycamp.com

We create magical experiences that promote personal growth and lifelong friendships in our nurturing, down to earth environment. Shibley staff members are guided by our GREEN value system that encourages Generosity, Respect, Empathy, Endurance, and Nurturing among all members of the Shibley community. Campers ages 3-14 participate in a balanced mix of athletics, arts, adventure, and science activities! Please call for specifics. 4-8 week flexible sessions and mini-day option. Daily snacks and hot lunch included. Private tours available 7 days a week by appointment. Call 516- 621-8777 or email info@shibleydaycamp.com today!

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

Camp St. Patrick now celebrates more than 30 years of safe, summer fun. With one of the best counselor-to-camper ratios, we pride ourselves as one of the safest camps in Suffolk County. Coed programs for ages 3-15. Travel to various spots on the Island, with affordable two-, three-, or five-day options. Before care begins at 7:30am, camp hours from 9am-4pm, and after-care until 6pm. We offer flexible camp schedules, from one-seven weeks. Sports camps, Vacation Bible School, and other options are also available.

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

For more than 70 years Thomas School of Horsemanship has been a day camp where children expand their knowledge of horses and participate in the daily activities that a traditional camp offers. Each day our campers attend riding, horse science, instructional swim, free swim, sports, art, theater, and STEM. Each week we host an exciting special day that includes friendly competition and team spirit. We feel passionately about children having fun-filled days while learning some of life's most important lessons: responsibility, caring, kindness, and critical thinking.

USDAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
631-643-7900

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, 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. Each summer, more than 1,500 students ages 4-18 are immersed in art and nature and surrounded by friends who share their interests and enthusiasm. Transportation is provided in air-conditioned buses departing from throughout the New York Metro and Long Island areas. Two-, three-, four-, and seven-week sessions are offered from June through August.

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


Email tamar.simpson@ymcali.org

YMCA Summer Day Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Each of our Ys offers a robust and fun-filled summer day camp program. Please check your local branch for specific offerings and pricing. You can also view a camp brochure with full program descriptions at ymcali.org.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email rho@ymcanyc.org

At YMCA Summer Camps, children learn leadership skills and develop self-confidence in a safe, accepting, and stimulating environment. They also build robots, go on field trips, shoot hoops, learn to swim, make new friends, and laugh all summer long! Our creative, educational camp programming—structured around the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—helps campers reach their fullest potential, physically, mentally, and emotionally. With six locations in Manhattan and the Bronx, find the perfect camp for your child! Visit us at ymcanyc.org/camp to learn more today!

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, conveniently located in Hicksville, caters to children ages 4-15. We have been providing boys and girls with summer fun for more than 45 years! YPDC’s philosophy is to “grow” children intellectually, physically, and spiritually in a safe, fun environment! 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. YPDC is family-owned and -operated and offers lunch for a nominal fee, and free door-to-door transportation to Nassau County.

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

These days, there's no need to spend a fortune for your child to have a fun, educational, and safe summer. Consider the benefits of sending your children to YPDC of Suffolk, 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. Payment plans available. See our website for rates and calendar of pre-planned, professionally-supervised activities. YPDC is fun, educational, diversified, and convenient. Keeping children smiling and parents at ease since 1972.


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