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Summer Camps on Long Island: Guide to Specialty, Sleepaway & Day Camps

Summer Camps on Long Island: Guide to Specialty, Sleepaway & Day Camps

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For summer camps on Long Island, check out everything from nature to academic camps for kids. Find the perfect camp here.

For many children, going to summer camp is a rite of passage. Camp is the perfect place for boys and girls to make friends, discover new interests, and find their independence. While the experience is fun for the children, it can be overwhelming for the parents. Unsure where to start? We've rounded up some of the best Long Island camps. From sleepaway to day camps, this list includes specialty camps that range from music, theater, and dance, to STEM and STEAM to sports, art, academic enrichment, and camps for older kids. Give your child the opportunity to make memories that'll last a lifetime. Explore our list of summer camps throughout Long Island to find the best camp for your child. Whether you're in Syosset, Merrick, Port Washington, Hicksville, Farmingdale, Melville, Williston Park, Amityville, Uniondale, Hempstead, Stony Brook, Huntington, Westbury, Commack, Plainview, Mineola, Rockville Centre, Bethpage, Islip, Smithtown, Massapequa, Freeport, Roslyn, Hewlett, Lawrence, Dix Hills, Merrick, Jericho, Hamptons, or Port Jefferson, there's a camp perfect for your family. Register for day and summer camps online today!

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Academic Enrichment Camps

BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-627-1910

Buckley Scholars is an exciting, elite academic program that allows students entering grades fifth-ninth to explore their passions through hands-on workshops, true-to-life simulations, and essential leadership development activities! The two-week program is a partnership between the Buckley Summer Academy and the National Student Leadership Conference.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Various locations throughout the greater NYC area. ,
631-779-2400
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

Winston Prep's Summer Enrichment Program provides students in grades third-12th with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program that enhances academic skills and fosters independence. The program is designed to develop language, encoding and decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, test preparation, organization, and time management skills.

Art Camps

PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF WOODBURY NY
90 Crossways Park Drive West, Woodbury
516-921-3300

Website

Early Art Masters, the Primrose proprietary art program, teaches children the techniques of famous artists and explores various art media and processes. Children also learn to properly use and care for art materials. 

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN
2 Columbus Circle, New York
212-299-7777
Email education@madmuseum.org

Making with MAD summer camp and teen workshops are virtual immersions in art and design for curious creatives age 8-18. MAD’s experienced artist-educators will lead hands-on making activities. Each week, an artist-in-residence from the Museum’s Artist Studios program will welcome participants for a virtual studio visit.

ONE RIVER SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN
5070 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station
631-743-7001
Email portjefferson@oneriverschool.com

One River School provides online and in-studio art camps all summer long for grades kindergarten-12th in a social and safe environment. One-week sessions offer a wide variety of subjects: sculpture, animation, street art, manga and anime, portfolio development, illustration, architecture, digital art, and realistic drawing.

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

Usdan is an award-winning day camp where students ages 5-18 immerse themselves in art, theater, music, dance, sports, and more taught by professional educators and artists. This summer, after months spent indoors, campers can recharge on our Long Island campus in the woods surrounded by friends who share their enthusiasm.

Camps for Older Kids

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF LONG ISLAND
516-650-1856 or 631-476-3330
Nassau Location: 
Brendan McCaffrey
516-650-1856
ypdcofnassau@gmail.com

Suffolk Location: 
Michael Davidson
516-729-0690
ypdcofsuffolk@gmail.com

YPDC of Long Island has been providing families with safe, affordable, fun-filled summers for more than 45 years. Campers enjoy a well-rounded program ranging from sports, swim, dance, and arts and crafts to STEM, Olympics, trips, and special events. We are fully licensed and accredited for your child's safety. Transportation is included!

Dance Camps

LITTLE SPONGES CHILD LEARNING CENTER
1000 Shames Dr., Westbury
516-595-7900

LSPA is a dance camp that offers beginners and intermediate dancers an opportunity to grow in the art of dance and performing arts. Dancers will have the opportunity to work on technique as well as explore new disciplines and genres. Teachers help build confidence, strength, rhythm, flexibility, technique, and tempo.  

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

Usdan is an award-winning day camp where students ages 5-18 immerse themselves in art, theater, music, dance, sports, and more taught by professional educators and artists. This summer, after months spent indoors, campers can recharge on our Long Island campus in the woods surrounded by friends who share their enthusiasm.

Day Camps

PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF WOODBURY NY
90 Crossways Park Drive West, Woodbury
516-921-3300

Website

At Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club, children become engineers, artists, and explorers as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments, and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking—all while having a blast!

CHALLENGE CAMP @HOME
Online, Anywhere,
914-779-6024
Email info@challengecamps.com

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Inspire your Camper at Westchester's Premier STEM and Arts Enrichment Day Camp. Challenge Camp is an ACA accredited camp in Hartsdale offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for children ages 4-15. Challenge their mind and body in more than 100 STEM and arts electives including 3D printing, Coding, Cooking, DJ-ing, Drones, Dungeons and Dragons, Escape Room, Fashion, Fortnite, GoKart, LEGO, Magic, Photography, Podcasting, Robotics, Virtual Reality, and YouTube. Including sports, swimming, fencing, and Ninja Warrior. Hot lunch included, bus transportation, and early/extended day options available. For more information visit challengecamps.com.

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 have fun, create friendships, and make memories in a fun, noncompetitive environment. We have enhanced Covid safety protocols and a program designed to meet the individuals needs of children ages 3-15!

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

Camp W day camp in Melville is a traditional day camp for ages 3-14. Campers choose their afternoon activities. Early/late care, transportation, hot lunch, and trips all included in the camp tuition. Small group sizes and adult staff are mostly teachers. New for 2021- Virtual Reality, Nerf Battlefield, and Outdoor Remote Cars.

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, St. James, Syosset, Valley Stream, and Williston Park, Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, St. James, Syosset, Valley Stream, and Williston Park
516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email info@campsrus.org

We advocate for children to have a meaningful, positive, and safe summer at camp. Following the unprecedented circumstances of current events, it is our mission to deliver a safe summer camp experience that will nurture the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social well being of our campers.

CHALLENGE CAMP
555 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale             
914-779-6024
Email info@challengecamps.com

Challenge Camp is an ACA-accredited day camp in Hartsdale, offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for bright, curious children ages 4-15. Our cohort model of STEM and arts project based electives includes active options enabling campers to challenge their minds and bodies. Join us for a summer of fun and learning!

CHESS NYC 2.0
82 W. 3rd St., New York
866-321-Chess (2437)

Let the "Camps" begin! $12 Bucks! Chess NYC realized that chess is one of those unique games that lends itself well to online play. In fact it actually provides a whole new element to it, and we believe, to some extent, it is the future of chess! Let's play!

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

Countryside Montessori School is offering in-person camp for children ages 18 months to 6 years old. There are morning academics for the older children and playtime for all children. Zoom sessions are also being offered in the morning with a different topic each day.

EVERBROOK ACADEMY OF GLEN HEAD
209 Glen Head Road, Glen Head
866-222-0269
Everbrook Academy of Smithtown
740 Route 347, Smithtown


It’s full STEAM ahead to fun and excitement at Camp Everbrook in Glen Head. Enjoy weekly themed experiences (exploring subjects including science, art, animals, history, and games), engaging activities, fun field trips, and healthy meals and snacks. Experience a 21st century summer at Everbrook Academy®. Visit everbrookacademy.com/summer and learn more.

FRIENDS ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAMS
270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
516-393-4207
Email summer@fa.org

Friends Academy Summer Programs provides children ages 3-14 with high quality opportunities in STEM, the arts, and sports. Children learn, explore, socialize, and create wonderful memories that last a lifetime. Programs are taught by school faculty and highly qualified industry professionals.

HOFSTRA SUMMER CAMPS
101 Oak St., Uniondale
516-463-7676
Email ce-camps@hofstra.edu

Hofstra Summer Camps offer children, entering grades kindergarten-12th in September, more than 70 programs from theater to sports, gaming, art, music, STEM, 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.

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

We opened and operated last summer without a single case of covid! Kenwal is the camp where children can start at age 3, and still thrive at 16. Campers are nurtured and challenged in a fun, safe environment designed for success! Building self-esteem, and being "unplugged" are achieved regularly.

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.

LITTLE SPONGES CHILD LEARNING CENTER
1000 Shames Dr., Westbury
516-595-7900

Little Sponges Summer Camp is an interactive experience and youth program for children ages 4-12. We have successfully run our summer camp through the COVID pandemic. We offer STEM, dance, arts and crafts, academic enrichment, water play/slides, obstacle courses and hours of fun! Come plan your summer with us.

OASIS DAY CAMP AT LIU POST
Brookville ,
646-519-5066
Steve Miller, camp director

Email liupost@oasischildren.com

Located in beautiful Brookville Long Island, there is never a dull moment at Oasis Day Camp at LIU Post! We pride ourselves on our age-appropriate programming for ages 3-16. We encourage trying new things, establishing lifelong friends, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

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 2-15. Activities include athletics, aquatics, high ropes course, bungee, rock wall, Ninja course, ATVs, arts and crafts, and special events. Travel programs for grades sixth-ninth. Specialty camps: Extreme STEAM Science Kids and Sports Track. Transportation, before and after-care, and lunch available.

SHIBLEY DAY CAMP
516-621-8777
Email info@shibleydaycamp.com

Spend the summer outside at Shibley! Activities take place on more than 20 acres covered by shady trees. Campers swim twice a day in four heated pools. Our GREEN value system encourages Generosity, Respect, Empathy, Endurance, and Nurture. Campers ages 3-14 participate in athletics, arts, adventure, and science activities!

TEMPLE SINAI EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
516-621-8708
Email ldayan@mysinai.org

Follow the rainbow to SUMMER@TSECC, a six-, seven-, or eight-week summer program for infants, toddlers, twos, and threes! The children will explore weekly themes, specials, and Jewish values while enjoying our indoor and outdoor spaces. We can't wait for a summer of learning, laughter, and love.

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

Email camp@ymcali.org info@ymcali.org

At the YMCA Summer Day Camp, we offer the best of adventure, athletics, aquatics, camp traditions, STEAM, special guests, and summer learning. Our programs for ages 3-15 are designed to meet your child's interests and abilities. Two-week sessions run June 28-Aug. 27. Discounts available! (Expire April 30). Following NYS COVID-19 Guidelines.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF LONG ISLAND
516-650-1856 or 631-476-3330
Nassau Location: 
Brendan McCaffrey
516-650-1856
ypdcofnassau@gmail.com

Suffolk Location: 
Michael Davidson
516-729-0690
ypdcofsuffolk@gmail.com

YPDC of Long Island has been providing families with safe, affordable, fun-filled summers for more than 45 years. Campers enjoy a well-rounded program ranging from sports, swim, dance, and arts and crafts to STEM, Olympics, trips, and special events. We are fully licensed and accredited for your child's safety. Transportation is included!

Music Camps

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
90 Plandome Road, Manhasset
516-627-7052
Email miligirls@gmail.com

Voted No. 1 Best Music School on Long Island and North Shore. Programs include: violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba. Instructions in Traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-99, beginner-advanced. MILI offers Chamber Music, Theory, Sight Reading, NYSSMA, and college preparation.

SCHOOL OF ROCK HUNTINGTON, ROCKVILLE CENTRE, SYOSSET/OYSTER BAY
516-234-ROCK (7625)

School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging learning environment for guitar, drum, bass, keyboard, and singing lessons. School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists and on-stage performances. Remote lessons currently available!

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

Usdan is an award-winning day camp where students ages 5-18 immerse themselves in art, theater, music, dance, sports, and more taught by professional educators and artists. This summer, after months spent indoors, campers can recharge on our Long Island campus in the woods surrounded by friends who share their enthusiasm.

Science & STEM Camps

PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF WOODBURY NY
90 Crossways Park Drive West, Woodbury
516-921-3300

Website

At Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club, children become engineers, artists, and explorers as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments, and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking—all while having a blast!

COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY - DNA LEARNING CENTER
Cold Spring Harbor and Brooklyn,
516-367-5170

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center offers weeklong biology-focused summer camps for students entering grades sixth-12th. Join us at the flagship in Cold Spring Harbor, our new center in Brooklyn, or virtually. Campers use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments grade levels above their peers.

DESTINATION SCIENCE - THE FUN SCIENCE DAY CAMP FOR CURIOUS KIDS 5 TO 11!
multiple locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties,
888-909-2822
Nassau: Garden City, Manhasset, Plainview, Wantagh
Suffolk: Babylon, Commack, Huntington Station, Setauket


Email info@destinationscience.org

Destination Science -  the Fun Science Day Camp for Curious Kids 5-11! Explore STEM based projects and build great life skills. Safe, friendly, educators. Experience three hands-on science stations each day, outside action and lots of camper connections. In-person or online camps. Early savings ends soon! 

EXTREME STEAM SCIENCE KIDS AT PARK SHORE
450 Deer Park Road , Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

Does your child love science and technology? Kids can join our educational summer program featuring robotics, mechanical and electrical engineering, coding, science, art, and mathematics - all while having fun! Morning program with the option to extend the day. Transportation, before- and after-care, and lunch available.

Sleepaway Camps

DOROTHY P. FLINT 4-H CAMP
3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead
516-832-2591 x11
Email DPF4HCamp@cornell.edu

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead is a coed, recreational, and educational weeklong sleep-away and day camp. With eight sessions to choose from, June 28-Aug. 21. We are located on 140-acres of woodland, beachfront, and our very own farmland. Programing designed specifically for all types of youth and their interests.

GLENHOLME SCHOOL (THE) — DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington
860-868-7377

A unique six-week sleepaway program for children from ages 10-21 with special needs from July 12-August 20. Combines in-person morning academics with therapeutic recreational activities in the afternoon for youngsters with Aspergers, Autism Spectrum Disorder, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourettes, depression, anxiety, and learning differences.

Special Needs Camps

GLENHOLME SCHOOL (THE) — DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington
860-868-7377

A unique six-week sleepaway program for children from ages 10-21 with special needs from July 12-August 20.  Combines in-person morning academics with therapeutic recreational activities in the afternoon for youngsters with Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety, and learning differences.

Sports Camps

NEW YORK FENCING ACADEMY
8 Haven Ave., Port Washington
516-472-7042

New York Fencing Academy's Day Camps for new beginners ages (6 and older) are a great opportunity to have fun while being introduced to the thrilling NCAA and Olympic sport of fencing. Camps are run by NYFA's highly experienced coaches. Camps will be run in small groups from 9am-2pm.

SUPER SOCCER STARS X PRO SOCCER KIDS
More than 50 locations across NYC, LI, and Westchester,
606 Columbus Ave. at 89th St., Upper West Side, Manhattan, 212-877-7171

55 Front St., suite 7, Rockville Centre, 516-740-7171

Email info@supersoccerstars.com

Soccer Stars is NY's No. 1 Youth Soccer Program for 20 years. Highly trained, certified coaches lead small group classes, highlighting teamwork and individual attention, following safety guidelines. More than 50 locations. Weekly classes, half/full day camps, and private sessions anywhere-FUNdamentals or Advanced Training. Ages 2-12 and older. Save $20 Code: NYMPSUM21.

Theater & Performing Arts Camps

TILLES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS LIU POST
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
516-299-2752

Tilles Center offers a variety of camps, led by Broadway, film, and television professionals. Classes available for all ages/levels. Five-day camps; 1-2 hours each, July 20-31 on Zoom. Select classes offer a live culminating performance at Tilles Center. Cleaning/social distancing protocols are in place for all in-person events. Scholarships available!

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

Usdan is an award-winning day camp where students ages 5-18 immerse themselves in art, theater, music, dance, sports, and more taught by professional educators and artists. This summer, after months spent indoors, campers can recharge on our Long Island campus in the woods surrounded by friends who share their enthusiasm.

WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, NY
631-288-2350 x118

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Arts Academy is your 2021 summer camp destination! Offering seven musical theatre camps for ages 6-17, your child will develop a lifelong love of the arts and make memories to last a lifetime. Sign up today at whbpac.org or call 631-288-2350 x118.


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