Day Camps and Summer Programs in Queens

Day Camps and Summer Programs in Queens

Keep your children having fun at a summer camp in Queens

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UPDATED October 2018: If your child wants to have a fun summer, make new lifelong friends, and experience new activities every day, choosing a summer day camp program in Queens may be just the summer fun you're looking for. There are numerous day camps for children in Queens that offer a variety of activities, including dance, performing arts, academic enrichment, sports, music, karate, swimming, soccer, cooking, basketball, petting zoos, nature, field trips, foreign languages, and STEM—and we’ve compiled a list of such day camp programs. Find the Queens day camp that’s right for your children, including day camps located in Corona, Fresh Meadows, Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, Little Neck, Flushing, Bayside, Middle Village, Long Island City, and Forest Hills.

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82ND STREET ACADEMICS
81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights
718-457-0429 x200/201

82nd Street Academics' summer programs prepare students to enter school in the fall with confidence and new skills. Studies show that new learning in the fall school term starts for most students in November. Our summer program prepares students for the next grade through hands-on learning, project-based themes, and drama and dance instruction. Our students start the fall at the head of the class while others are struggling to get started. Contact us for more info or to enroll.

ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
Various locations; call for information or check us online,
Brooklyn: 347-708-7827 Queens: 347-708-7827 Manhattan: 212-419-5416
Email info@allmychildrendaycare.com

All My Children Daycare and Daycamp (AMC) welcomes you to our eco-friendly locations throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Your child will be fed healthy meals and snacks, participate in enriching educational activities, art, and play, including water activities and trips in summer. We offer the finest care by our highly experienced and devoted staff. Our Ridge Street Lower Manhattan center offers DropZone services for hourly care. For further information visit allmychildrendaycare.com or call 212-419-5416 to schedule a visit.

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.

BLUE DOLPHIN SUMMER CAMP
80-22 Parsons Blvd., Queens
718-847-6470
Email info@bluedolphincamp.com

Blue Dolphin Summer Camp is a place where friends return each summer to rekindle the magic and spirit unique to Blue Dolphin. Its commitment to outstanding service and quality has enabled us to create an environment where children learn, grow, and flourish. Discover the ultimate summer camp for kids ages 3-15. Program hours are 9am-4pm. Free extended hours (7am-9am, and 4pm-6pm). Bus service available. Campers may enroll for two-eight weeks, and they do not have to be consecutive. Register early to ensure best rate and payment options. Visit our website for open house dates.

CK KIDS SUMMER CAMPS
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
718-366-7454
Ages: 3-16


Email jmichel@ctkny.org

Don’t miss the summer fun at CK! Christ the King has four exciting summer camps to offer children of all ages. Camps appeal to all interests, including: soccer, basketball, cheerleading, dance, drama, cooking, arts, water slides, and karate. On-site math and ELA programs available. Come for a week or the whole summer! All activities take place on the CK Campus. Flexible scheduling, convenient location, sibling and multiple-week discounts.

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.

HAPPY FACES PRESCHOOL
68-60 Austin Street, 2nd Fl., Forest Hills
718-459-5055
Email happyfacespreschool1@gmail.com

Happy Face’s mission is to create a fun, fostering, and educational environment for kids to excel, and embrace their childhood. We understand the development of a child’s mind stems from an early age, and it is crucial to provide them with a positive impression. Brand-new, state-of-the-art facility with CCTV cameras for security. Hot, fresh, and nutritious kosher meals prepared and served on-site. Certified, experienced educators. Child-friendly environment designed to promote creativity. Music and Yoga Therapy and an outdoor and indoor playground. Open year-round, part-time, full-time, and after school options.

HILLCREST JEWISH CENTER DAY CAMP
183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing
718-380-4145
Email daycamp@hillcrestjc.org

The camp “where everybody knows your name” offers preschool, nursery, and kindergarten for ages 4-5; junior for ages 6-7; senior for ages 8-10; tween for ages 11-13; and a CIT program. The age-appropriate programs include Red Cross swim instruction, arts and crafts, outdoor play and exercise, sports, tennis, field trips, Jewish culture program, organized games and activities, and weekly cookout. Teen lounge and late night trips offered for upper campers. Fee includes transportation, hot kosher lunch and afternoon snack, trip admission fees, T-shirt, and a group picture. A partial season program is available.

IVY DAY SCHOOL
65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
718-997-1997


Email dinam@ivydayschool

Books and blocks, music and dance, art and creativity! At Ivy Day School (three locations), we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, and dance in our state-of-the-art facility, along with access to indoor and outdoor playgrounds. During the summer we offer a special, flexible summer schedule for ages 4-6.

JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1218
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
718-939-8687


Celebrating our 43rd anniversary providing excellence in early childhood education to children ages 2-6. Our eight-week summer prep program features visits from music and movement specialists, Jump on Kiddie Sports, a petting zoo, and Aerobics on Wheels on the “Fun Bus." We offer preparatory lessons to reinforce English language learning, and review materials to prepare for the school year ahead. Splash in our sprinklers and climb on our playground to round out a fun summer. Convenient, curbside child drop-off and experienced multilingual staff. Free full-day, six hours and 20 minute UPK for September!

KEW-FOREST SCHOOL (THE) SUMMER AT KEW-FOREST
119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills
718-268-4667 x108
Email summer@kewforest.org

To serve the community's need for a safe and exciting summer program, The Kew-Forest School offers Summer at Kew-Forest! for all children entering grades pre-K to eighth. Our academics provide enrichment in reading, writing, and mathematics in a relaxed environment while our recreational program builds individual interest in activities like art, sports, cooking, swimming, and drama. Register by the day, week, or for the full seven weeks! Before- and after-camp care options also available. Ask us about our available discounts or how you can schedule a private tour.

KON GEN INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL
196-25 42nd Ave., Bayside
718-281-2338

Kon Gen International Preschool in Bayside serves children ages 2-5. Our 20,000-square-foot childcare facility is fully equipped with a professional dance studio, indoor sensory room, outdoor play area, outdoor botanical garden, and a music room. Our project-based curriculum is linked to STEM principles and engages children to explore, solve problems, and construct knowledge through hands-on investigations, including research, reflection, and response while building academic and life skills. Offering free full-day Pre-K for All Program, G&T enriched curriculum, and childcare for ages 2-3.

LONG ISLAND CITY YMCA JULIA DEFEO, YOUTH AND FAMILY DIRECTOR
32-23 Queens Blvd. , Queens
212-912-2568
Email jdefeo@ymcanyc.org

From sports and swimming to arts and science the Long Island City YMCA Summer Camp spans a broad range of interests that excite and engage your child giving them a summer filled with fun and adventure, while also focusing on developing their healthy young minds and bodies. We offer the opportunity for building lifelong memories and friendships that will last beyond the summer. We are proud that our LIC Y will be able to engage your child in a summer of new friendships, skills and explorations of New York City.

MAGIC DAY CAMP
216-15 Peck Ave., Bayside
718-634-8109

Magic Day Camp, "Where Every Day Is Magical," offers children ages 4-15 adventures and activities that stimulate and motivate a young person’s mind and physical ability. We are the only traveling camp that swims every day in an Olympic country club pool, in addition to a jam-packed fun day with professional adult counselors who work with and understand children. With multiple exciting weekly trips, our rates also include door-to-door transportation, hot and cold healthy lunches, professional tennis, dance, and instructional sports programs for all children.

MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Brooklyn
718-251-6200

Summers are times to spend with friends, make memories, and share experiences that last a lifetime. MBDC is dedicated to providing exciting and fulfilling camp experiences for children through fun, recreational, and safe activities. Our modern, air-conditioned, and private facility offers a wide range of activities for children entering pre-K through ninth grade. There are five individual camps, each with unique and innovative programming. Bring the family for a personal tour of the facility and discussion of the camp program.

NOAH'S ARK PREPARATORY
38-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-279-4251
62-48 Mt. Olivet Crescent, Middle Village
347-335-0044
noahsarkschool.com
noahsarkpreparatory@gmail.com


Noah’s Ark Preparatory Inc. strives to create a learning environment, which invites the fullest potential of each person’s gifts. Both nursery and pre-kindergarten classrooms are divided into distinct learning areas and foster the love of learning. Their setting offers children the opportunity to teach themselves through their own discoveries. Noah’s Ark also offers an after-school program with bus service for ages 6-12, where time will be spent building academic skills and addressing the needs of each individual student. Call for further information about any of our programs, including summer camp.

OASIS DAY CAMP
Oasis in Bayside Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
646-519-5055


Email bayside@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.

RAINBOW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
250-21 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
718-225-8600
77-40 164th St., Fresh Meadows
718-969-1900
133-20 Avery Ave, Flushing
718-321-1610
132-25 Pople Ave, Flushing
718-353-3628


Email info@rainbowchildlearning.com

Rainbow CDC offers high-quality early childhood programs at its four convenient locations. Our programs are enriched and academically challenging for children ages 1-5. Our curriculum enhances your child’s physical, language, cognitive, social, and emotional development at every age and stage through hands-on and individualized learning. Our tuition is affordable and our schedule is catered to busy parents. Registration for the new summer NYC Gifted and Talented preparation program starts now! Pre-K For All registration for children born in 2013 is now open. Call us for more information today!

SAMUEL FIELD Y DAY CAMP
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
718-225-6750 x261
Email agavora@sfy.org, dschaefer@sfy.org

For more than 60 years, the Samuel Field Y, along with our caring and dedicated staff, have provided a profound and memorable summer camp experience to thousands of children and young adults. We remain devoted to our long-standing history of delivering a nurturing place where kids can be themselves, make best friends, and grow as individuals. Beginning at age 2, campers start their journey that will eventually lead to a range of exciting activities, trips, and overnights, along with an “unplugged” outdoor camp adventure, beginning in kindergarten.

SAMUEL FIELD Y- SAM'S CAMP AND SWIM CLUB
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
718-225-6750 x 246
Email tcampo@sfy.org

Welcome to Sam’s Camp and Swim Club at the Samuel Field Y. We provide a first encounter with the world of camping for children ages 2-5. We have been dedicated to giving all campers the opportunity to establish lifelong friends, learn new skills, gain independence, and achieve self –confidence. Our weekly themes, are highlighted by professional entertainment, outdoor and indoor activities. Our daily swim program is facilitated by a certified water safety instructor. Transportation is provided by our own mini buses for an additional fee.

STEPPINGSTONE DAY SCHOOL, INC.
77-40 Vleigh Place , Kew Garden Hills
718-591-9093

Since 1983, SteppingStone Day School has offered a unique, nurturing, and innovative preschool program for children of all abilities. In this enriched, culturally diverse setting children learn to play, negotiate, and interact with others as the foundation for a strong sense of self-confidence, well-being, and tolerance is instilled. Under the guidance of skilled, certified staff members, children engage in hands-on, developmentally appropriate experiences– discovering the world around them and cultivating a lifelong love for exploration and learning. Family participation is welcome; aftercare and summer program options available!

SUPERKICKERS SUMMER CAMP
77-02 37 Ave., Jackson Heights
718-350-1535
Email info@superkickers.com

Superkickers Day Camp is the place to be this summer in Jackson Heights! We offer fun, engaging activities for children ages 3½-12. From Soccer, Obstacle Course, Acrobatics and Dance, to Portuguese Music, Piano, Cartooning, Sculpting, Robotics, STEM, and Coding, to Lego and Cooking! We alternate the camp schedule daily to ensure that your child has a unique and exciting experience. We have a fantastic, well-trained, and caring staff. Full-time and part-time options available. A healthy breakfast and lunch is provided daily. Camp runs for eight weeks (July 2—Aug. 23).

TINY FOOTSTEPS
167-01 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-969-5500
Email tinyfootstepsny@yahoo.com

Tiny Footsteps is the place to be for kids ages 1-5! Our hands-on curriculum is theme based allowing for student growth, exploration, and creativity. Students are prepared academically and socially for the big step into elementary school. All of our educators are dedicated to the profession of early childhood with extensive experience. Nutritious, kosher meals are prepared on-site three times daily. Free Pre-K for all for children born in 2014. Various schedules are available for busy parents. Call for more information and to find out about our summer program.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
Birthday Parties:
wcs.org/birthdays
Bronx Zoo: 800-433-4149 bzeducation@wcs.org
Central Park Zoo: 212-439-6551 cpzbirthdayparties@wcs.org
New York Aquarium: 800-433-4149 nyaeducation@wcs.org
Prospect Park Zoo: 718-399-7339 x327 ppzbirthdayparties@wcs.org
Queens Zoo: 718-271-1500 x313 qzeducation@wcs.org
Camps:
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718-220-5132
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, 212-438-6583
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona, 718-271-7361
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn 718-399-7327
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn 718-265-3457


Summer just got wild! Send your animal lover to summer camp at the Queens Zoo! Campers will enjoy up-close animal experiences, Wildlife Theater performances, and age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities. Explore Queens Zoo like you never have before! Use promo code NYMETRO to receive an exclusive 10 percent discount off your purchase of summer camp! For more information, please visit our website at wcs.org/parks/camps, call 800-433-4149, or email qzeducation@wcs.org.

WORLD OF DISCOVERY DAY CAMP
718-229-3037


Email info@worldofdiscovery.org

World of Discovery Day Camp creates an environment where kids can just be kids. Since 1977, children ages 4-15 have enjoyed baseball, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, dance and drama, carnivals, scavenger hunts, swimming, Olympic week, and trips. Counselors must meet stringent standards and all directors and assistant directors are New York state-certified and trained in CPR, first aid, and responding to emergency. All swim instructors are certified lifeguards. Door-to-door transportation is provided.

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. We’ve been helping children have their Best Summer Ever since 1885. Visit us at ymcanyc.org/camp to learn more today!

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF QUEENS
800-856-1043

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun-filled summers for thousands of Queens youngsters. YPDCQ is accredited by the American Camp Association. YPDCQ provides a dynamic, diversified, and professionally supervised program enabling children to see, try, and experience many activities. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music and dance, nature science, academics, educational and recreational field trips as well as many other special events. Ages 4-15. Free transportation. Ask about our Premium Enrichment Programs. New For 2018: robotics, sibling discounts, special union rates!


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