Find a summer camp or program for your older kid, tween, or teen in Brooklyn.
UPDATED June 2018: Looking for summer camps for your older kids in or near Brooklyn? Our camp guide will point you to the right program for your tween or teen with traditional day camps and specialty camps in fields such as sports, music, art, wildlife, and more. Camps are offered in neighborhoods including Park Slope, Flatbush, Sheepshead Bay, Downtown Brooklyn, Mill Basin, Coney Island, Prospect Park, as well as Manhattan, Wheatley Heights, and parts of Connecticut. If your teen loves the fun of camp and is ready to be a leader, look into counselor-in-training programs, which allow kids to have a fun-filled summer while learning all of the responsibilities of being a counselor.
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3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Jason Vasquez, Youth Programs director
Jenna Jones, Hospitality Department manager
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.
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.
Held at Camp Claire, 15 Oakland Ave., Lyme, CT, Middlesex County Camp, 298 E. Haddam Moodus Road, Moodus, CT,
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.
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.
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
Urban Adventure camp at Chelsea Piers offers teens instruction in kayaking, rock climbing, and sailing, as well as opportunities to participate in more traditional sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, ice skating, and fencing. Campers put their newly acquired skills to use on short kayak and sailing trips, weekly Urban Game competitions, and weekly off-site excursions to various locations. Our coaches are experienced in inspiring teens to challenge themselves and build camaraderie with fellow campers. Aftercare, transportation, and lunch available for all full-day campers. Early Bird pricing available through May 18!
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 email@example.com, or call 718-576-3514 for more information.
MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Brooklyn
Summers are times to spend with friends, make memories, and share experiences that last a lifetime. MBDC is dedicated to providing exciting and fulfilling camp experiences for children through fun, recreational, and safe activities. Our modern, air-conditioned, and private facility offers a wide range of activities for children entering pre-K through ninth grade. There are six individual camps, each with unique and innovative programming. Bring the family for a personal tour of the facility and discussion of the camp program.
PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP (THE)
Think you've outgrown camp? Think again. Park Slope Day Camp has the summer experience for you. Entering sixth-eighth grade? On Wheels is the place to go because we go places! Daily trips including a weekly amusement park, two overnight experiences, and awesome workshops that hone your skills. Entering ninth or 10th grade? Leadership "what, what?!?!" We build the next generation of committed and enthusiastic leaders through hands on workshops and real live opportunities, focused on strengthening public speaking, goal setting, and communication skills.
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
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
Bronx Zoo: 800-433-4149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Park Zoo: 212-439-6551 email@example.com
New York Aquarium: 800-433-4149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospect Park Zoo: 718-399-7339 x327 email@example.com
Queens Zoo: 718-271-1500 x313 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Prospect Park Zoo and 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! Use promo code NYMETRO to receive an exclusive 10 percent discount off your purchase of summer camp! For more information, please visit our website at wcs.org/parks/camps, call 800-433-4149, or email email@example.com.
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. With six locations in Manhattan and the Bronx, find the perfect camp for your child! Visit us at ymcanyc.org/camp to learn more today!