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UPDATED January 2019: Summer camp isn't just for younger kids; older kids, tweens, and teens can take advantage of summer day camps and programming throughout Manhattan including day camps, sports camps, leadership programs, dance and theater camps, camps for children with special needs, art camps, academic enrichment camps, modeling camps, foreign language camps, golf camps, sailing camps, and counselor-in-training programs. Your older kids, tweens, and teens don't have to go far for a summer full of fun, as these summer camps are located across Manhattan, including locations in the Bronx, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Battery Park City, Greenwich Village, Midtown, Hudson River Park, and Kips Bay, as well as locations in Canada and on Long Island.
Check the boxes to connect with these businessesASPHALT GREEN SUMMER DAY CAMP
Upper East Side and Battery Park City,
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St.
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
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.
1384 Broadway 17th Floor, New York
The Barbizon School and Agency has been a landmark of NYC’s Garment District for more than 85 years. Brought into the 21st century, Barbizon of Manhattan provides a space for ambitious kids and teens to showcase their talent while developing professional skills and gaining industry experience. Barbizon’s alumnae include former U.S. secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, celebrated television host Giuliana Rancic, and Disney channel star Nina Liu. As a successful agency and training program, we are continuously searching for new talent to add to our ever growing team of young professionals. Barbizon of Manhattan is your child’s place to shine!
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.
BOSTON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Multiple award-winning summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs are just several hours away. Boston is a student mecca and renowned for higher education, biotech, and leading medical centers. Award-winning teachers with M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and Ivy League degrees lead programs. Teens take STEM-themed field trips. Beautiful science labs provide a summer experience that is highly valued in college admissions. Biomedical and Surgical Research, DNA Science, Green Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Anatomy, Architecture, Sports Statistics, and more than 30 other options are available. Teens from across the country and worldwide attend. Premium overnight options.
Breakaway Hoops is a NYC-based basketball company offering youth ages 5-17 fundamental basketball instruction through camps, leagues, and clinics year-round. Our instructors are current or former college and pro players. Our coaches pride themselves on teaching the game in a fun and instructional manner. As a member of Breakaway Hoops you will see significant improvement and growth in your child’s game. We offer weekly NBA-themed summer day basketball camps from June to August. Weekly camps consist of Shooting Camp, Core Skills Camp, and Triple Threat Camp with guess appearance by professional players. Spots are filling up fast! Register today!
Join us this summer for a fun-filled Bricks 4 Kidz NYC Camp! Inspire your child to dive into their imagination and demonstrate their creativity with awesome, educational builds and activities. We'll take a thrilling journey through Galaxy Far Away, Brick City Engineers, Mining and Crafting, Transformation Creation, Super Hero Academy, and Robotics! Bricks 4 Kidz provides your child with the tools they need to discover their inner science, math, architecture, and engineering skills in an exciting learning environment. Don't miss out on this great summer camp opportunity!
BROADWAY DANCE CENTER CHILDREN AND TEENS
37 W. 65th St. 3rd floor, New York
Spend your summer with Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens! Our one-week dance camps are the perfect way for pre-teens and teens to learn about dance, make new friends, and create lasting memories. Designed for movers of all levels, our camps give boys and girls the opportunity to try a wide variety of styles. The camps will rotate between three themes: Hip-Hop, All Styles, and Broadway! We provide exceptional dance training in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere, promoting strong work ethic, teamwork, and fun!
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.
Camp SAY helps kids and teens who stutter build self-confidence, communication skills, and friendships. This two-week, ACA-accredited, sleep-away camp combines the highest quality, traditional summer camp experience, with comprehensive activities and innovative programs that empower kids and teens who stutter (ages 8-18). Summer 2018 dates are July 30-Aug. 13 (shortened stays available). Camp SAY is located in East Stroudsburg, PA (in the Pocono Mountains). Sliding scale tuition and travel are available. Visit campsay.org, contact camp director Meg Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 646-735-1559. Paul Rudd talks to parents about Camp SAY at campsay.org/parents.
CHATTY CHILD SPEECH & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, P.L.L.C.
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
Join Chatty Child this summer for InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab.™ This summer lab is an interactive, therapeutic workshop designed to promote speech and language development through a unique and creative theatre learning experience. This inclusive workshop combines traditional speech and language therapy with an interactive and immersive theatre experience. Your child will become part of the InterAct Theatre ensemble! Weekly registration is available for ages 3-12 (all ages and abilities welcome). For information or to register, email email@example.com (subject line: InterAct), call 347-491-4451, or visit chattychild.com.
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!
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
CMA offers a variety of Summer Art Colony Camp offerings created specifically for ages 12-15. With classes focused on media arts, fine arts, or hands-on teaching experiences, teens can learn new skills or build on old ones. 2018 classes include Special Effects, Street Photography and Portraiture, Silkscreen and Poster Design, The Art of 3D Printing, Video Game Design, and Comics: Digital Techniques. Camps run weekly from 9am-5pm and are led by practicing artists trained and experienced in teaching art-making to young artists. Learn more at cmany.org/classes-and-activities/art-colony/summer-2018-103-charlton/.
EBL COACHING - MANHATTAN
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, New York
EBL Coaching specializes in three-week academic skills building camps and one-on-one tutoring for students in grades pre-K-12th. They use research-based, multi-sensory techniques to help students develop their reading, writing, math, executive functioning, and organizational skills. All students are initially evaluated and then hand-matched with one of EBL's learning specialists, who provide tutoring either at the student's home or at EBL's Upper East Side learning center. EBL also offers three-week academic camps held in June, July, and August. Specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities and ADHD, including the Orton Gillingham methodology, is also available.
We are offering musical acting camps throughout winter, spring, and summer breaks. All of our camps are running Mondays to Fridays and end with a final performance on our theater stage in costumes for family and friends. For more information please see gallitheaternyc.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 212-731-0668.
Pressure-free, creativity-stretching, not-like-school courses for writers ages 13-17, from the world-renowned Gotham Writers Workshop. Unbound: Teen Creative Writing. Unleash creativity and craft in both fiction and nonfiction. True Story: Teen Creative Nonfiction. Explore creative forms of nonfiction—such as memoir, essay, feature articles, and reviews. Action: Teen Script Writing. Learn the ropes of writing for movies, TV, and plays. Also, one-on-one instruction available, including College Admission Essay Coaching. Words can change the world or change a person. Let your teen write this summer!
Hofstra Summer Camps offer children, ages 5-17, more than 70 programs. There’s something for everyone—from theater to sports, gaming, art, music, STEM and STEAM, YouTube Studio, and Adventure Education. There are even pre-collegiate programs where teens and tweens can try out careers such as aviation, culinary, law, and journalism. At our camp kids explore their interests, learn social skills, and have fun. Daily swim instruction for many programs in Hofstra’s 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: 516-463-CAMP (2267) or email@example.com.
JCC MANHATTAN SUMMER CAMPS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Going East this summer? Our expanded Evening Eagles program at Montauk Downs is perfect for tweens and teens. Players will enjoy more course time, advance through a six-level, 72 objective curriculum, and have the opportunity to earn badges and track progress on a smartphone app. For more information, visit?ktuga.com/content/camps-and-special-programs-summer.
Modeling Camp invites all girls to discover the model in you this summer as we explore the world of modeling and fashion in NYC. From photo shoot to fashion shows, personal grooming to health and fitness, making TV commercials and meeting top model scouts-girls learn about the industry in a non-competitive environment while gaining valuable life skills at the same time. Featured on Good Morning America and NBC, this camp is a must for all fashionistas.
"French Immersion Experience!” MWS Montreal French Camps are located at McGill University in the center of Montreal with residential and day camp options. Our 33 years of experience guarantees a high-quality program for young language learners with personalized attention and support. MWS Camps are specifically designed for each of our age groups-Juniors (ages 7-10), Inters (ages 11-13), and Seniors (ages 14-17). Programs include language study, age focused excursions (daily), and camp activities. Full-day trips to Quebec City and Ottawa.
At The New School’s Open Campus, students from grades second–12th discover summer programs that broaden their minds and brighten their future. Explore art and design with world-renowned Parsons School of Design, and music through Mannes Prep’s Music Intensives today, and get a head start on tomorrow. Master the skills, theories, and techniques that will stoke your creativity and set you apart from your peers all year long. Learn more about our summer offerings and register today.
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (THE) SUMMER STEM PROGRAMS AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
throughout August 2018
Ban “I’m bored!” this summer. Our STEM programs, designed for kids entering grades fifth-eighth this fall, are fun, interactive, and educational. “Explore New York,” “Computer Science and Urban Farming,” “Design & Innovation,” and “STEM in New York” let kids collaborate on projects that bring the impact of STEM to life. They’ll also go on field trips that let them see New York City through the eyes of engineers and scientists. All programs take place at our headquarters at 7 World Trade Center, and each child will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the week. Save $60 using promo code NYMETRO.
NORTH COVE SAILING – KIDSAIL SUMMER CAMP
KidSail summer camp is a great opportunity for children growing up in Manhattan to connect with the outdoors and have an awesome NYC adventure. The KidSail camp is for kids ages 7-17. All experience levels are welcome and no sailing experience is required. The program is taught on our fleet of Colgate 26 sailboats. Both the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy have fleets of Colgate 26s, they are stable, safe, and fun boats making them the perfect platform to teach sailing. North Cove Sailing is a certified U.S. Sailing Center.
Speakitaly NYC offers high quality Italian language lessons for children and young learners ages 3 and older. Our lessons are stimulating and entertaining. Children have fun while learning because they feel at ease with their teacher. They are encouraged to experiment with the language through a wide range of engaging activities and start speaking Italian in a very natural way while becoming familiar with grammar that they will be able to apply in the future. We are a center for the CELI teens examination (ages 13-17) issued by Univ. per Stranieri di Perugia and we follow the European Common Language Framework.
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.
WHALE CAMP (THE)
The Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute is dedicated to providing educational, experiential marine biology programs. Our facilities provide a base for learning about the dynamic marine ecology of the Bay of Fundy as well as the coastal, terrestrial, and human ecologies of Grand Manan Island.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
Bronx Zoo: 800-433-4149 email@example.com
Central Park Zoo: 212-439-6551 firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Aquarium: 800-433-4149 email@example.com
Prospect Park Zoo: 718-399-7339 x327 firstname.lastname@example.org
Queens Zoo: 718-271-1500 x313 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Use code NYMETRO for 10 percent off one week of camp!
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!