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School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses on Long Island This Month

School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses on Long Island This Month

Attend one of these open houses in Nassau and Suffolk counties to find the right school, camp, or after-school program for your child.


UPDATED April 2019: Whether you’re looking for a new summer camp, after-school class, or school for your child, attending open houses in Nassau and Suffolk counties are the best way to get to know camp directors, counselors, teachers, faculty, and staff. Open houses offer tours the camp or school, opportunities to meet teachers, counselors, current students and campers, and the chance to participate in sample classes and programs. Some open houses on Long Island even offer opportunities to meet with camp directors, heads of school, and admissions officers to determine if it’s the right school, camp, or after-school class for your children. Various schools, camps, and after-school programs across Long Island are hosting open house sessions this month, including Catholic schools, preschools, child care centers, Waldorf schools, independent schools, day camps, specialty camps, and STEAM programs. These open houses are being held at schools and camps throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties including open houses in Roslyn Heights, Melville, Oyster Bay, Rockville Centre, Locust Valley, Old Westbury, Old Brookville, Syosset, Bellmore, Malverne, Greenvale, Hicksville, Dix Hills, Manhasset, Smithtown, Baldwin, Wheatley Heights, Garden City, Patchogue, Mount Sinai, and St. James.

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ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND SUMMER ART ADVENTURE
Paumanok Elementary School, 1 Seaman Neck Road, Dix Hills
Summer Pre-College Portfolio Development
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-462-5400
artleagueli.org
info@artleague.org


Visit our open house, Sunday March 31, 10am-2pm. Studio tours, learn about our year-round art classes, Summer Programs for ages 5-14, and Summer Portfolio Development for ages 15-18. Enjoy hands-on art activities!

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. Come see what everyone is talking about at one of our open houses Sundays April 14, or May 5 from 10am to 1pm.

BUCKLEY DAY CAMP
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-365-7760
Email info@buckleycamp.com

To schedule an individual tour for your family and discover what sets Buckley apart from other camps, please contact us by phone at 516-365-7760 or email at info@buckleycamp.com.

CAMP HARBOR
17 Three Sisters Road , Saint James
631-584-5555

Join us for an open house May 1 from 5-7pm, or June 1 from 10am-12pm. Camp runs from June 27-Aug. 17.

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

Join us at an open house on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, June 2 from 12-2pm to learn about our camp program. Enjoy soccer, basketball, karate, face painting, slime making, caricaturist, magician, prizes, and giveaways! Personalized home visits are available thought the year. Call to schedule yours today!

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in: Baldwin, Bellmore, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Saint James, Syosset, Valley Stream, and West Islip,
516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email info@campsrus.org

Join us for an open house at Camps 'R' Us West Islip on Saturday, April 13 from 10am-12pm and Camps 'R' Us Saint James on Saturday, April 27 from 10am-12pm.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF LONG ISLAND
Multiple Locations,
516-678-5800

Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-Feb. 2, the Catholic elementary schools open their early childhood centers to meet prospective new families. See website for specific locations and times.

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email info@cshfishhatchery.org

Open House and Spring Festival, April 27, from 10am-4:30pm. Bring the family! Kid's fishing, food, music, petting zoo, castle bouncer, games, environmental exhibitors, and live animal encounters.

COOKING WITH STARS CAMP
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

Open house and free class with Chef Paula, April 13 from 11am-12pm grades first-second, and 12:30-1:30pm grades third-fifth. Additional tours available weekdays from 10am-3pm year-round and weekends from 11am-2pm February–June.

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

Join us for an open house on May 5 from 1:30-4:30pm.

DOROTHY P. FLINT 4-H CAMP
3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead
516-433-7970 x11
Email lfg38@cornell.edu

Visit one of our open house dates on April 6, May 4, or May 18 from 10am-1pm.

EAST WOODS SCHOOL
31 Yellow Cote Road, Oyster Bay
516-922-4400

Join us for an open house on April 14 from 11am-1pm. Inspiring confidence, excellence, and kindness since 1946. Please RSVP to mcedrone@eastwoods.org.

EXTREME STEAM SCIENCE KIDS
450 Deer Park Road Dix Hills, New York
631-499-8580
Email info@extremesteamscience.com

Tours are available Monday–Friday from 10am-3pm year-round and Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm February–June. Call to confirm a date and time for your tour. ESSK is for children grades first-ninth geared to develop skills and curiosity in science. The curriculum is centered around STEAM in our state-of-the-art Science Center.

FRIENDS ACADEMY
270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
516-676-0393

Our goal is to support our summer campers as they create, explore, discover, and learn! Come in and learn more about our STEM, sports, and arts programs on March 23.

FRIENDS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP
Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
516-393-4207
Email camp@fa.org

Join us for our summer camps open house on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 12-2pm.

GERSH ACADEMY AT WEST HILLS DAY CAMP
21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington
631-427-6700
Email info@westhillscamp.com

Open House and Spring Carnival on April 13 from 1-3pm. Join the West Hills family for a day of fun with carnival rides, bounce houses, slides, and face painting.

GREEN VALE SCHOOL (THE)
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-621-2420

Join us for an open house March 13 or April 11 at 9am. Visit greenvaleschool.org to RSVP or schedule an informational tour at your convenience.

HOFSTRA SUMMER CAMPS
101 Oak St., Uniondale
516-463-CAMP (2267)
Email ce-camps@hofstra.edu

Your child’s amazing summer experience starts on the Hofstra campus where your children will learn, play, and grow. With more than 75 programs for campers in grades kindergarten-12th in arts, academics, sports, and pre-collegiate, there’s something for everyone. Join us for an open house on Saturday, April 13 from 12-2pm.

HOLY CHILD ACADEMY
25 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
516-626-9300

Holy Child Academy offers an exceptional curriculum that lays the foundation for future success. Call anytime for a tour.

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL
17 Fordham Ave., Hicksville
516-938-3846 x329

Join us for an open house on Thursday, April 4. Prospective families are invited to come between 9am-1pm and again from 4-8pm.

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

Visit us to meet with our directors and tour our beautiful 20-acre campgrounds, Sundays, 12-3pm, through June, or call for a personal tour. Lock in discounted rates through Summer 2021! Children ages 3-15 enjoy activities including water park, mini golf, sports, theater, dance, swimming, zip lines, and go karts.

KIDDIE PLAYLAND
310 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-294-0111

Join us for a camp open house on April 6 and 13 from 11am–2pm.

KIDS COUNTRY DAY CAMP
37 Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
631-331-5351

Join us for a Kids Country Day Camp and Kids of Mount Sinai school open house April 27, May 18, and June 15 from 11am-2pm.

KNOX SCHOOL SUMMER ADVENTURES
541 Long Beach Road, St. James
631-686-1600 x414
Email ndezenzo@knoxschool.org

Join us for an open house on May 11 from 10am-1pm.

LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
239 Cold Spring Road, Syosset
516-622-5678

LIHSA offers a unique opportunity for Nassau and Suffolk County students grades ninth-12th. Open house held April 13 from 11am-2pm.

LONG ISLAND VOYAGER'S DAY CAMP
Nassau and Suffolk locations,
516-238-4586
Email livoyagersdaycamp@gmail.com

Open House Saturdays, April 20, May 4 and 18 from 1-3pm, at Laser Bounce, 2710 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown. Learn about L.I. Voyagers unique summer camp experience, for children ages 4-14, offering a full range of specialties and fun-filled days of recreation. Meet the director and receive $100 off. New campers receive free play.

LONG ISLAND WHOLE CHILD ACADEMY SCHOOL FOR TWICE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING
175 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
347-668-3676
Email ericher@liwholechild.org

Call to schedule your private, personal tour. Meet our head of school, Dyslexia, academic, and clinical faculty. RSVP required for private tours and open houses.

OASIS AT LIU POST
720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale
646-519-5066
Jason Mirandoli, director


Email liupost@oasischildren.com

Join us for an open house for Oasis LIU Post on April 9 from 7-9pm, April 30 from 6-8pm, May 9 from 7-9pm, May 21 from 6-8pm, June 4 from 7-9pm, June 11 from 6-8pm. RSVP https://www.oasischildren.com/general/events/.

OUR LADY OF MERCY
520 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville
516-433-7040

Join us for an open house on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 11:45am-2pm, Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 9:30-10:30am and 1:15-2pm. Additional tours available, call 516-433-7040.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

Tours are available Monday–Friday from 10am-3pm year-round and Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm February–June. Call to confirm a date and time for your tour. Programs for ages 2-14. Activities include Athletics, Aquatics, High Ropes Course, Bungee, Rock Wall, Ninja Course, ATVs, Arts and Crafts, Performing Arts, and special events.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY CAMP AND SCHOOL
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

Tours are available Monday–Friday from 10am-3pm year-round and Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm February–June. Call to confirm a date and time for your tour. We look forward to meeting you!

PIERCE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
Mineola Ave., Roslyn
516-621-2211
Email info@piercecamps.com

See for yourself what makes Pierce a place that smiles! Stop in between 12–2pm, no appointment necessary April 13 and 14, May 4 and 5.

PORTLEDGE SUMMER ADVENTURES
355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
516-750-3104
Email mworth@portledge.org

Join us for a Summer Sampler April 13 or May 18. Meet teachers, sample program activities, tour classrooms, campus, gyms, and labs. Have fun, enroll in programs for summer.

SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
1 Higbie Drive, Smithtown
631-265-3334

Smithtown Christian School and Pre-School Open House on Monday, April 15 from 7–8:30pm. Meet our administrators and learn why SCS stands apart from the rest!

ST. DOMINIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
35 School St., Oyster Bay
516-922-4233

One journey through faith and education. Call anytime for a tour.

THOMAS SCHOOL OF HORSEMANSHIP
250 Round Swamp Road, Melville
631-692-6840
Email tsh@tshcamp.com

Join us May 19 from 11am-3pm at our Spring Festival and open house. TSH Summer Camp is a traditional day camp with a full riding program! We are passionate about children having fun-filled days while learning some of life's most important lessons. Personal tours available-call to schedule yours today!

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH ROSLYN CHILDCARE CENTER
1579 Northern Blvd., Roslyn
516-626-0293

Looking for a safe and nurturing childcare center for your child? We welcome families from all backgrounds. Please call us for more information or to schedule a visit.

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

Join us for an open house Sundays, April 28 and May 19 from 11am-2pm. The campus is yours to visit and explore. Receive a chance to "win" a tuition discount. Usdan is open most weekdays, and prospective students and their families are welcome to take self-guided tours by appointment.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

Does your child struggle with dyslexia or other learning challenges? Visit our open house on Tuesday, April 16 from 7-9pm.

WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY (THE)
225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
516-742-3434
waldorfgarden.org/summer |


Join us for an open house on Wednesday, April 10 at 8:30am for grades fourth-12th.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
30 Deforest Road , Dix Hills
212-719-5598 x2213
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

Open houses offered Tuesdays, April 2 and May 7 at 6:30pm and Thursdays, April 11 and June 6 at 9:15am. Learn about Winston Prep's Individualized Summer Enrichment Program providing students in grades fourth-12th with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence.

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


Email camp@ymcali.org

Come join the YMCA of Long Island for Summer Day Camp Open House Saturday, April 6, from 10am-12pm or Tuesday, April 30 from 7pm-8pm. Visit a branch near you.


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