Day Camps and Summer Programs for Children in Manhattan

Day Camps and Summer Programs for Children in Manhattan

Keep your kids busy and having fun over the summer in Manhattan!


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UPDATED June 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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92Y CAMPS
1395 Lexington Ave., New York
212-415-5573
Email campmail@92y.org

Located on a 50-acre Rockland County campground and just 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge, our traditional day camp has created six decades of lasting memories. Families enjoy our flexible schedules, dozens of activities, and luxury bus transportation with convenient pickups. Intensives and NYC-based summer programs are also available.

ASPHALT GREEN SUMMER DAY CAMP
Upper East Side and Battery Park City,
212-298-7900
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St.
212-298-7900
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
212-298-2900


Email camps@asphaltgreen.org

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.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (THE)
20 Waterside Plaza,
212-481-2700 x204
Email info@bis-ny.org

Keep calm and come to camp! Designed to keep young hands and minds active over those hot summer days, the BIS-NY Summer Camp offers daily swimming instruction at our onsite pool, along with a variety of activities to build friendships and explore new skills, from creative science experiments, to outdoor games, and arts and crafts–all taught by our highly-qualified teachers and assistants. Located at our beautiful waterside facility on East 23rd Street. For ages 3-10. Sign up online now at bis-ny.org/summer-camp. Space is limited. We look forward to welcoming you!

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.

DEER MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona
845-354-2727
Email info@deermountaindaycamp.com

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.

DEERKILL DAY CAMP
54 Wilder Road, Suffern
845-354-1466
Email office@deerkilldaycamp.com

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.

DOWNTOWN DAY CAMP
120 Warren St., New York
212-766-1104 x1250
Email camp@manhattanyouth.org

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
917-551-6424
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!

HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT-CAMP HENRY
301 Henry St., New York
212-254-3100 x262
Email jpena1@henrystreet.org

Give your child (ages 5–13) a summer of fun and learning at Camp Henry at Henry Street Settlement! We provide educational enrichment to prevent summer learning loss, including STEAM projects and engaging literacy lessons, plus arts and crafts, music, drama, sports, swimming, and field trips.

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!

JCC MANHATTAN SUMMER CAMPS
646-505-4430
Camp Settoga
646-505-4430
jccmanhattan.org/campsettoga



Your summer of adventure awaits at Camp Settoga! Nestled in the foothills of Harriman State Park, JCC Manhattan celebrates day camp excellence. It's everything you've come to expect from the JCC, with enriching programs in the arts, Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, an adventure course, sports, and outdoor cooking!

JODI'S GYM
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811


Jodis 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 SCHOOL OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL (THE)
347 E. 55th St., Sutton Place , Manhattan
212-223-4630

Montessori International proudly offers “Sights and Sounds of New York City” for children ages 2–14. Centered on NYC’s world-renowned museums and cultural destinations, children participate in field trips, art projects, academic activities, and weekly barbecues. Children also enjoy dance, arts and crafts, musical theatre, foreign language, bowling, ice skating, and swimming.

OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMPS IN MANHATTAN
Oasis in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave.
646-698-1800
Kirstin Spillman, director

Oasis in Downtown-PS 110
285 Delancey St.
649-519-5058
Stacey Soto, director


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.

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.

SPROUT CREEK FARM SUMMER CAMP
34 Lauer Road, Poughkeepsie
845-485-8438
Email camps@sproutcreekfarm.org

Weekly day and sleepover camps for ages 5-14, from June 24–Aug. 16. Our STEAM camps are ‘SEED-to-table’ experiential adventures! Explore a life-changing encounter fostering an appreciation for the earth, its beings, and our responsibility for its care. Located just off the Taconic State Parkway in the scenic Hudson Valley.

SUMMER CAMP @ROSS
18 Goodfriend Drive , East Hampton
631-907-5000

Located in East Hampton, Summer Camp @Ross offers a unique and beautiful environment that nurtures and fosters a child’s curiosity, imagination, and creativity. Offering courses in athletics, performance, the sciences, outdoors, and media studies taught by experts in each field and lunches in our renowned Ross Café.

TENNIS, GOLF AND DAY CAMP AT TCR THE CLUB OF RIVERDALE
2600 Netherland Ave. , Riverdale
718-260-6820
Email info@tcrcamps.com

Encourage your child's passion at our tennis or golf camp or have them find it at our varietal day camp! Kids love improving their skills, daily swim, and making new friends. Parents enjoy the ease and convenience of our transport and lunch. Discover a great summer at this Riverdale gem.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn




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, special access to our amazing exhibits, and age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities.

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 theres a Y, theres a way.


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