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

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

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



UPDATED January 2020: Looking for camps for your big kids in Manhattan? 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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ASPHALT GREEN SUMMER DAY CAMP
Upper East Side and Battery Park City,
212-298-7900
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St.
212-298-7900
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
212-298-2900

Email camps@asphaltgreen.org

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.


ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL
76 Ninth Ave., suite 537, New York
212-691-5919
Email education@atlantictheater.org

Summer Young Actors at Atlantic is for ages 11–14 with three programs to choose from. Spend your days acting in front of a camera, exploring the world of acting through scenes, or building musical theater techniques. All classes culminate in a final performance.


BARBIZON
1384 Broadway 17th Floor, New York
212-239-1110

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!


BARUCH SUMMER CAMP AT BARUCH COLLEGE
55 Lexington Ave.,
646-312-5096
Email summercamp@baruch.cuny.edu

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.


BLUESTAMP ENGINEERING
60 E. 78th St.,
516-331-1085
Email jessie@bluestampengineering.com

At BlueStamp Engineering students gain hands-on experience building technology projects from scratch. Every student builds two projects and a digital portfolio to share with prospective colleges. Whether your passion is robotics, coding, biotech, or alternative energy—BlueStamp can help you build it. Learn more at bluestampengineering.com.


BOSTON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
781-431-2514

Multiple award-winning summer STEM programs are just hours away. Boston is a student mecca and renowned for higher education, biotech, and leading medical centers. Medical and Surgical Research, Entrepreneurship, DNA Science, Chemistry, Robotics, Anatomy, Architecture, Engineering, Investment Banking, and more than 30 other options are available. One-week or three-week sessions.


BREAKAWAY HOOPS
646-776-2021 x0 office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
Email info@breakawayhoops.com

Breakaway Hoops is a Manhattan-based basketball company offering youth (ages 5-15) fundamental basketball instruction through camps, leagues, and clinics year-round. We offer weekly themed summer day basketball camps from June-August. Weekly camps consist of Shooting Camp, Core Skills Camp, Triple Threat Camp, and NBA Player Camps.


BRICKS 4 KIDZ®
646-927-9129
Email bricks4kidzny@gmail.com

Bricks 4 Kidz NYC Camps are fun and educational! Inspire your child to dive into their imagination and demonstrate creativity with awesome, educational builds and activities. We will take a thrilling journey through Jurassic Brickland, Galaxy Far Away, Brick City Engineers, Mining and Crafting, Transformation Creation, Super Hero Academy, and Robotics!


BROADWAY DANCE CENTER CHILDREN AND TEENS
37 W. 65th St. 3rd floor, New York
212-582-9304

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!


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.


CHATTY CHILD SPEECH, OCCUPATIONAL & PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, suite 403, New York
347-491-4451
Email info@chattychild.com

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 info@chattychild.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

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.


CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
212-274-0986

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/.


CHINA INSTITUTE
40 Rector St., 2nd floor, New York
212-744-8181 x110
Email emarks@chinainstitute.org

China Institute offers a unique camp experience in Lower Manhattan. Full- and half-day sessions are offered for ages 2-14. Interactive Chinese language and culture instruction offered to students of all levels. Language instruction is led by experienced Chinese language teachers with exciting historical themes designed to inspire learning, participation, and engagement.


EBL COACHING - MANHATTAN
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, New York
212-249-0147

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.


EYE LEVEL MANHATTAN
East Village
437 E. 12th St.
212-260-8020
eastvillage@myeyelevel.com
Tribeca
104 Reade St.
212-346-PREP (7737)
info@rsprep.com
Upper East Side
307 E. 84th St.
212-737-3344
uppereastside@myeyelevel.com
eyelevelny.com


Don’t let your child suffer from “Summer Brain Drain!” Three months free of school can have a detrimental impact on education. Eye Level offers academic programs that students need to enter the coming school year prepared to take on any challenge! Call us now to schedule a free diagnostic assessment.


GALLI THEATER
74 Warren St., New York
212-731-0668
Email galliny@gmail.com

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 galliny@gmail.com or call us at 212-731-0668.


GOTHAM WRITERS TEEN WRITING CLASSES
555 Eighth Ave. #1402 ,
212-974-8377
Email contact@gothamwriters.com

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

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 ce-camps@hofstra.edu.


JCC MANHATTAN SUMMER CAMPS
646-505-4430
Camp Settoga
646-505-4430
jccmanhattan.org/campsettoga


Camp Settoga is located in Pomona on 21 lush acres. Campers are provided with air-conditioned transportation, lunch, towel service, and snack. Facilities include an Olympic-size swimming pool, adventure course, sports fields and courts. Leadership and service opportunities are available for older campers, as are day trips and late stays!


KATE TEMPESTA'S URBAN GOLF ACADEMY
917-270-7257
Email mari@ktuga.com

Going East this summer? We return to Montauk Downs State Park for our ninth season! Children ages 3 and older play golf at one of the finest courses.


MODELING CAMP
1535 Broadway, New York
888-757-5575
Email modelingcamp@aol.com

Modeling Camp invites 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.


MWS STUDENT CAMPS
514-531-4193
Email vanessa@mwscamps.com

"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.


NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (THE) SUMMER STEM PROGRAMS AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
fifth-eighth grades
throughout August 2018

Email customerservice@nyas.org

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
212-766-4302

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.


OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMPS IN MANHATTAN
Oasis in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave.
646-698-1800
Kirstin Spillman, director

Oasis in Downtown-PS 110
285 Delancey St.
649-519-5058
Stacey Soto, director

Teen Travel for seventh-ninth grades-amazing experiences and friends forever! Daily trips to destinations in Long Island and the New York area include: museums, go–karts, theater performances, sporting events, overnight trips, late-night socials, inter-camp challenges, amusement parks, and workshops. All trips on air-conditioned buses with mature staff.


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

Our Super Senior program gives our oldest campers full run of all that Pierce has to offer and maximum choice in their schedule. Swim twice daily and our guided choice scheduling allows our oldest campers to choose from more than 30 different activities. Weekly off-grounds trips offered too!


PLAY ON! STUDIOS
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 W. 86th St.,
347-709-4149
Play On Studios Theater Camps
Lena Moy-Borgen, director

Email info@playonstudios.com

Play On! Studios offers Musical Theater Performance and Musical Theater Revue for middle school campers on the UWS. Campers put on a full production, make sets and costumes, and see a Broadway show. Audition Bootcamp (for grades seventh-12th) helps kids prepare for auditions for specialized high schools and college.


SAY, CONFIDENT VOICES
212-414-9696 x208, Kate Detrick
Email kate@say.org

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 meg@say.org, or 646-735-1559. Paul Rudd talks to parents about Camp SAY at campsay.org/parents.


SPEAKITALY NYC
49 W. 28th St., floor 3,
212-603-9685
Email info@speakitalynyc.com

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.


SPORTIME RANDALL’S ISLAND & JMTA SUMMER CAMPS - AGES 4-17
,
212-427-6150
Email campsnyc@sportimeny.com

John McEnroe Tennis Academy's Summer Training Camp and SPORTIME's 10 & Under Tennis Camp are designed for players who want to focus on playing and learning tennis, and becoming complete players. Every camp day includes tennis, field sports and cross training, tennis specific athletic training, and NYCFC Soccer Camps.


SPROUT CREEK FARM SUMMER CAMP
34 Lauer Road, Poughkeepsie
845-485-8438
Email camps@sproutcreekfarm.org

Weekly day and sleepover camps for ages 5-14, from June 24–Aug. 16. Our STEAM camps are ‘SEED-to-table’ experiential adventures! Explore a life-changing encounter fostering an appreciation for the earth, its beings, and our responsibility for its care. Located just off the Taconic State Parkway in the scenic Hudson Valley.


THALIA BOOK CLUB CAMP AT SYMPHONY SPACE
95th and Broadway ,
212-864-1414 x221
Email thaliabookclubcamp@symphonyspace.org

For kids ages 9-14 who love to read, Thalia Book Camp is a unique camp where kids get up close and personal with great authors five days a week, go on amazing book-related field trips around NYC, and make new friends who also can’t get enough of a good read.


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.


WHALE CAMP (THE)
610-399-1463

The Whale Camp provides experiential marine biology programs and facilities for learning about the dynamic ecologies of the Bay of Fundy and Grand Manan Island. Our goal is to use hands-on activities to increase awareness and understanding of natural systems. Campers build confidence, connect with the natural environment, and make lasting friendships.


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.


YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS AT THE NEW SCHOOL’S OPEN CAMPUS
66 West 12th Street, New York
212-229-5600
Email perrij@newschool.edu

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.


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