UPDATED July 2018: If you have a little athlete on your hands, chances are they’ll want to remain active and hone their sports skills during the summer months. Enrolling your children in a sports specific camp or summer athletic program will help them develop their sports skills, from ice-skating, hockey, basketball, softball, bowling, golf, and taekwondo to baseball, soccer, martial arts, swimming, rock climbing, sailing, and gymnastics. We’ve compiled a list of summer sports camps and summer athletic programs for kids in Brooklyn, including sports camps and programs in Prospect Heights, Bay Ridge, Carroll Gardens, Bed-Stuy, Coney Island, Flatbush, Greenpoint, North Brooklyn, Prospect Park, and Park Slope.
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3000 Emmons Ave., Sheepshead Bay
Camp Maritime provides an exciting, academic, youth development and leadership program, blending nautical activities, science, and wellness! Taught in small groups by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains and certified lifeguards and educators. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, June 25-Aug. 31. Water activities include: sailing, boating, windsurfing, kite boarding, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, and fishing. On the final week, campers plan extended voyages–reading tide schedules, commanding the navigation, managing sail trim, and steering the course. 10-week, five-week, or two-week programs and door-to-door pickup service available.
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 features a variety of unique sports camps for children and teens ages 3-17. For the past 22 summers, campers have enjoyed world-class facilities, expert instruction, and NYC’s most exciting sports curriculum available. Camps include Sports Academy, Gymnastics, Elite Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Ninja + Parkour, and Urban Adventure for teens. Chelsea Piers also offers Preschool and Junior Camps for children ages 3-5. Transportation from many Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods and an aftercare program are available. Camps run June 18 – Aug. 31. Early Bird Pricing available through May 18.
DUTCH TOTAL SOCCER - AVIATOR SPORTS
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Dutch Total Soccer (DTS) Summer Skills Camps are offered at Aviator, Brooklyn from July 2–Aug. 10. Indoor and outdoor turf is available. Weekly sign up is possible. DTS Summer Camps offer a great balance between instructional training and games. Morning sessions consist of training and instructing players in technical aspects of the game. Afternoon sessions will be game oriented. Camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-15. Junior half-day camps for ages 5-7, regular camps for ages 8-15, and advanced camps for ages 8-15.
NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO
7909 3rd Ave.,
526 Court St.
We offer eight weeks of exciting, well-rounded training in taekwondo, soccer, basketball, softball, and bowling. We also offer weekly safety and leadership, and fun, educational field trips. Choose from one-five days a week and one-eight weeks. Camp hours are 8am–3pm, $70 per day (extra cost for extended hours).
PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP (THE)
For 27 years, Park Slope Day Camp has been providing Brooklyn families with a safe, nurturing, and unique day camp experience. Located in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, and Bay Ridge, we offer a wide variety of activities and options including traditional, circus, soccer, and travel camps. Flexible and accommodating schedules for parents, professional management, enthusiastic, caring, and well-trained staff, air-conditioned buses, transportation to and from camp in most Brooklyn locations, and accredited by the American Camp Association. Be part of the spirit that has kept us growing for 27 years!
STREB SUMMER CAMP AT SLAM
51 N. 1st St., Brooklyn
Spend the summer creating and performing in your very own circus! Step right up and enter SLAM’s three-ring circus: Fly on the trapeze! Bounce on the trampoline! Walk the tightrope! Create action moves in the splash pool! Fly, fall, slam, slide, soar with POPACTION and your favorite action heroes! Choose one week or all! Each week builds upon the skills learned in the previous weeks. Camps are open level-no previous experience required. There will be a performance every Friday of Circus Camp (ages 6-13). Camp options for ages 3-5 available as well.
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!