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 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 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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43RD STREET KIDS SUMMER DAY CAMP
484 W. 43rd St. 2nd Floor (between 43rd Street and Tenth Avenue),
212-564-7496
Email prekids43@aol.com

43rd Street Kids Summer Camp offers all the fun a summer can be right in midtown Manhattan. Swim lessons (next door in the Manhattan Plaza Health Club), art, cooking, storytelling, science experiments, gardening, games, singing, and outdoor sand and sprinkler play, fill our campers’ fun-packed weeks. Day Camp, for ages 3-6, begins on July 9 and runs for six one-week sessions. Choose your weeks or do them all. Early Camp, June 11-29, is a special three-week session for ages 3-5.

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.

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

Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp builds character, confidence, and community. Our core camp values are focal points of every activity, creating a safe space for children to learn and grow. Whether playing sports, doing arts and crafts, or swimming, we encourage campers to be mindful of their actions. Children take the life lessons they learn at camp and apply them to school, sports, and social settings. Our state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities combined with world-class instruction create the ultimate experience. Rich with 30 years of spirit and tradition, you are part of something special at Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp.

BARUCH SUMMER CAMP AT BARUCH COLLEGE
55 Lexington Ave.,
646-312-5096
Email summercamp@baruch.cuny.edu

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.

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

Located along the Hudson River, Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village that offers NYC’s biggest and most flexible summer camp program! For 22 summers, athletes of all ages have enjoyed the most dynamic sports curriculum available. With up to 11 weeks and 15 sports to choose from, we have a camp for every athlete and schedule. Our coaches are dedicated year-round to provide athletes with a clean, safe, friendly, and fun environment. Transportation service from many Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods, and aftercare are available. Summer Camps run June 18-Aug. 31.

DWIGHT SUMMER CAMP
917-551-6424
144 Riverside Blvd. (ages 4-5)
2116 First Ave. (ages 6-12)


Dwight ignites the spark of genius in every camper! We offer a wide range of age-appropriate, creative, and action-packed activities for children ages 4-12. Campers enjoy well-rounded experiences in sports, the visual and performing arts, and technology. Campers can also focus on one specialty in our Spark Camps. With swim instruction in our indoor pool, trips to great destinations, theme weeks, and color war, the fun never ends! Chaperoned bus transportation with parent GPS and day passes are available. Choose the number of weeks you want; mix and match sessions to make this summer the best ever for your camper!

HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT-CAMP HENRY
301 Henry St., New York
212-254-3100 x262
Email info@henrystreet.org, acummings@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. This year’s theme is Urban Explorers! Full season is July 9-Aug. 24. Half sessions are July 6-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-Aug. 24. Camp hours are 8:30am-5:30pm, with extended day available. Ask about financial aid, and sibling and early-bird discounts. Camp Henry is American Camping Association accredited.

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!

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 in a brand new, state-of-the art, 21-acre home. It's everything you've come to expect from the JCC, with enriching and engaging programs in the arts, the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, an adventure course, sports, and outdoor cooking! For information, please call the camp office at 646-505-4430 or email Genna Singer at gsinger@jccmanhattan.org.

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


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. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music, and art. It’s a mix your child is sure to love. Join us in our 36th year! Offered for children ages 3-5. Flexible scheduling (you choose days and weeks)!

MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP
347 E. 55th St., Sutton Place, Manhattan
212-223-4630

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.

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. To ensure a well-rounded experience, children enjoy dance, arts and crafts, musical theatre, and foreign language as well as 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.
646-698-1800
Oasis in Downtown-PS 110
285 Delancey St.
649-519-5058


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.

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.

SHOE TREE (THE)
2876 Broadway,
212-280-1711
Email theshoetree@earthlink.net

Visit The Shoe Tree for your camp gear! The Shoe Tree offers friendly service, varied inventory options, and a knowledgeable sales staff to assist with a proper-fitting shoe for your child for camp. It also offers a frequent buyer program that keeps track of the brands and sizes you purchase. The Shoe Tree also sells socks, hats, jewelry, rain gear, and sunglasses for camp all at a convenient Manhattan location. The Shoe Tree is the best choice for children’s shoes from birth to adult.

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 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 edu@wcs.org. Use code NYMETRO for 10 percent off one week of camp!

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!


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