Keep your kids busy and having fun over the summer in Manhattan!
UPDATED February 2019: 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 Manhattan may be just the summer fun you're looking for. There are numerous day camps for children in New York City that offer a variety of activities, including dance, performing arts, academic enrichment, sports, music, swimming, cooking, petting zoos, nature, field trips, foreign languages, and STEM—and we’ve compiled a list of such day camp programs. Find the Manhattan summer day camp that’s right for your children, including day camps located in Battery Park City, Midtown, Chelsea, Upper East Side, Tribeca, Upper West Side, Central Park, Lower Manhattan, and the Bronx.
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1395 Lexington Ave., New York
With more than 60 years of experience, Camp Yomi brings the very best of 92Y’s renowned programs and faculty to the great outdoors. Campers ages 5-12 enjoy athletic, artistic, and educational activities at a 50-acre suburban campground in Rockland County.
ASPHALT GREEN SUMMER DAY CAMP
Upper East Side and Battery Park City,
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St.
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
Active kids thrive at Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp. State-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities combined with world-class instruction create the ultimate experience. Our core camp values are focal points of every activity. Campers explore their interests and express themselves through sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and theme days.
The Baruch College Camp is coed for children ages 5-15. Campers are placed in small groups according to age and supervised by qualified counselors. The program features fun recreational activities, such as arts and crafts, games, computer, and enrichment classes. The sports program includes fitness and sports instruction. Swimming lessons are taught and supervised by certified lifeguards and Red Cross-certified water safety instructors. The camp offers field trips, theme days, and a talent show. The camp director, counselors, coaches, and specialists are selected for their childcare experience, sport specific coaching experience, and passion.
CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, Manhattan
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520 Camps: 212-336-6846
Chelsea Piers Summer Camp is NYC’s most flexible camp with up to 11 weeks and 16 sports to choose from. Our coaches are dedicated year-round to providing athletes with a fun and comprehensive camp experience. Transportation and aftercare available. Camps run June 17–Aug. 30. Register online at chelseapiers.com/camps.
Founded in 1956 by the Katz family, Deer Mountain Campers (ages 3-15) will 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, natural lake, STEM, and special events.
Family-owned, traditional coed day camp located on 15 beautiful acres. Group leaders are all adults and superb swimming and extensive specialty programs are taught by professionals. Hot lunches, trips, towels, and other “extras” are all included (no tipping allowed). Additionally, all registered families enjoy complimentary access to our weekend pool club.
Our private Tribeca facilities include a 75-foot pool, outdoor ball fields, arts and dance studios, and gyms. We offer activities including: swim lessons, field sport instruction, P.E. Class, Pier 25 Mini-Golf, Ooey Gooey Science, visual arts, Lego construction, movement and dance, Animal Hour, karate, tennis, music and drumming.
DWIGHT SUMMER CAMP
144 Riverside Blvd. (ages 4-5)
2116 First Ave. (ages 6-12)
Dwight Summer Camp offers a wide range of age-appropriate, creative, sports, and action-packed activities for children 4-12. Campers can also focus on one specialty in Spark Camps. With indoor swim instruction, great trips, and theme days, the fun never ends! Receive a 10 percent discount with code BAP19!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
Jodi’s Gym Summer Camp is a morning of nonstop, action-packed fun! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move, and groove, all under the supervision and care of our well-trained, enthusiastic, friendly and certified staff. Join us in our 37th year! Offered for children ages 3-5. Flexible scheduling!
MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP
347 E. 55th St., Sutton Place, Manhattan
Montessori International offers a “Sights and Sounds of New York City” Summer Camp for ages 2–14. Biweekly themes are based on world renowned museums and cultural destinations located in New York City. Children participate in field trips, art projects, sports, academic activities, and weekly barbecues centered on these themes. Children also enjoy dance, arts and crafts, musical theatre, foreign language, bowling, ice skating, and swimming. As the camp is staffed by the school’s teachers, children can also continue with academics, preparing for admission to gifted programs or for a head start on the upcoming year.
OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMPS IN MANHATTAN
Oasis in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave.
Oasis in Downtown-PS 110
285 Delancey St.
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.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
Bronx Zoo: 800-433-4149 email@example.com
Central Park Zoo: 212-439-6551 firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Aquarium: 800-433-4149 email@example.com
Prospect Park Zoo: 718-399-7339 x327 firstname.lastname@example.org
Queens Zoo: 718-271-1500 x313 email@example.com
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 Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium! Campers will enjoy up-close animal experiences, Wildlife Theater performances, and age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities. Join us at the Aquarium for keeper chats, behind the scenes experiences, and exclusive early morning access to the new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit. For more information, visit our website at wcs.org/education/programs, call 800-433-4149, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use code NYMETRO for 10 percent off one week of camp!
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.