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Big Kids Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs in Brooklyn

Big Kids Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs in Brooklyn

Find a summer camp or program for your older kid, tween, or teen in Brooklyn.



UPDATED January 2020: Looking for camps for your big kids in Brooklyn? If your teen loves the fun of camp, our guide will point you to the right program. Find great camps online.

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AVIATOR SPORTS AND EVENTS CENTER
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
718-758-7510
Jason Vasquez, Youth Programs director
718-758-7510
jason@aviatorsports.com

Jenna Jones, Hospitality Department manager
718-758-7549
jenna@aviatorsports.com

Email JVasquez@aviatorsports.com

As the oldest campers at Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp, the counselors and staff work closely with the campers in the Teen Division to empower leadership, meaningful participation, and discipline in order to get them ready for the Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp CIT (Counselor in Training) program for the following summer. Teen Division campers have access to all the facilities camp has to offer. Campers are game ready, working closely with staff to continue to develop their skills and comfort level. Teen Division campers attend weekly field trips in addition to onsite activities.


BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL
126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn
718-638-5660
Email contactus@brooklynmusicschool.org

Due to popular demand, as part of the Summer Music and Dance Institute, for students ages 9-12 we are excited to offer several intensive music and dance courses including: Dance Intensive, Drums Intensive, Hip-Hop Intensive, Strings Intensive, Jazz Intensive, and Rock Band Intensive. These courses are tailored specifically to engage older, more experienced students. Rather than sampling a variety of music and dance classes, students have the opportunity to delve deeply into one specific instrument or subject matter.


CAMP CLIO
Held at YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook, CT,
984-439-2308

Camp Clio and our new Camp Clio Teen offer a unique experience for adopted children (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 13-16). Camp Clio campers and counselors, (themselves adopted and serving as role models), share the intimacy and safety of being with other adopted friends, providing the opportunity to share feelings and adoption stories with others who understand adoption without explanation because they are “just like me”–all in a fun camp environment. Camp Clio Teen: July 1-13. Camp Clio Youth: July 1-21. Campers may come for one or more sessions. Scholarships available.


CAMP KIDS ‘N COMEDY AT THE GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB
208 W. 23rd St., Manhattan
212-877-6115
Email info@kidsncomedy.com

Camp Kids ‘N Comedy is for kids ages 10-18 who are bored with kayaks, sick of poison ivy, and allergic to everything. It is a summer camp for kids who are funny. They will learn to write and perform stand-up comedy, play improv games, and re-enact scenes from comedy sketches.


CAMP MARITIME
3000 Emmons Ave., Sheepshead Bay
718-332-4859

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.


CBE KIDS DAY CAMPS
718-768-3814 x210
Email camp@cbebk.org

Movin' On Travel Camp-known as CBE KIDS' cool camp for youth entering fourth through ninth grades. Trips to great places like baseball games, climbing walls, amusement parks, and two overnights-Camelbeach Water Park, and Club Getaway. New this summer-Tuesday and Thursday are elective days and special events including coding, master chef, movie making, and sports.


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.


KEYLAB
94 Luquer St., Brooklyn
718-576-3514
Email info@keylab.nyc

Keylab offers flexible scheduling and pricing for summer camps! Our camps are educational, inspiring, and fun! Booking a camp experience at Keylab is a great way to get your kids involved with music, film, and podcasting. Camps run Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm for kids ages 6-12 of all skill levels. Book a full five-day camp, a single day, or purchase three-, five-, or ten-day camp packages. The more days you book, the better your price! Visit keylab.nyc/camps, email info@keylab.nyc, or call 718-576-3514 for more information.


MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Brooklyn
718-251-6200

Mill Basin Day Camp is dedicated to providing exciting and fulfilling camp experiences with fun, recreational, and safe activities for children entering pre-K through ninth grade. Attend an open house and please bring the whole family for a personal tour of the facility and discussion of the camp program.


NEW YORK SURF SCHOOL
Rockaway Beach ,
718-916-5359
Email nysurfschool@gmail.com

Kids, teens, and adult surf camp is available from June 17-Sept. 20 at Rockaway Beach, NYC. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced sessions are offered. Easy to reach from all parts of Brooklyn. Become part of the greatest lifestyle on earth! Surfing is one of New York’s best kept secrets.


PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP (THE)
718-788-7732

Campers in sixth to eighth grade go on daily trips, including zip-lining, canoeing, and adventure parks. Ninth and 10th graders interview for our Leadership Experience. This program is aimed at developing our youth in a fun, professional setting and offers the opportunity to become CPR/First-Aid certified.


URBAN EXPLORERS DAY CAMP
38-32 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn
718-951-9732
Email admin@urbanexplorers.nyc

Urban Explorers has more than 40 years of experience providing fun-filled, educationally sound programs geared toward a child’s learning and socialization. Each day provides new and exciting activities, each week new and exciting trips. Research shows that program diversity naturally enhances a child’s curiosity and innate ability to learn. This leads to our belief that the more children explore, the faster they discover themselves. If you live anywhere in Brooklyn, the Rockaways, or near the Brooklyn-Queens border, we will gladly provide free door-to-door transportation.


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

Get your camp on at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts—the perfect place for young artists ages 12 and older. With more than 100 classes to choose from including Ukulele, Rock Band, Mobile Photography, Yoga, Quidditch, Cosplay, Matinee Idol: Mean Girls, Sculpture, and Hip-Hop Dance. There’s something for everyone, whatever your interest. Interested in having fun and honing your leadership skills? Check out Usdan’s Leadership Institute, where campers can meet and be mentored by visiting artists and performers. Enroll with promo code CampOn for $100 off. More info at usdan.org.


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 there's a Y, there's a way.


YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF BROOKLYN
718-951-9732/800-DAY-CAMP (329-2267)

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun summers for thousands of youngsters, ages 4-15. Our philosophy is to “grow” children intellectually, physically, and spiritually in a fun environment. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, natural science, academics, educational and recreational field trips, and special events.


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