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Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Queens

Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Queens

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


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UPDATED September 2019: Summer camp isn't just for younger kids; older kids, tweens, and teens can take advantage of summer day camps and programming throughout Queens, including dance camps, theater camps, acting camps, day camps, sports camps, tennis camps, basketball camps, coding and robotics camps, academic enrichment camps, camps for nature and animal lovers, camps for gifted students, 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 Queens, including locations in Fresh Meadows, Middle Village, Woodside, Flushing, Bayside, Brookville, Elmhurst, Little Neck, and Corona, as well as locations in the Bronx and on Long Island.

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ALL STAR STUDIOS
108-21 72nd Ave. (4th floor), Forest Hills
718-268-2280
Email [email protected]

New to dance? Interested in trying different genres? Maybe your dancer only takes one style of dance class during the year and is curious about other styles? Our Summer Intensive is a great way to help your child become a well-rounded dancer. The three-day August intensive is for pre-teens and teens.

AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-479-8522
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village


American Dance & Drama Studio was established more than 45 years ago at the same location. We offer classes for ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, as well as gymnastics, drama, Zumba, and singing. Our summer camp programs offer full-day, half-day, and single classes for ages 3-14.

ARCHBISHOP MOLLOY HIGH SCHOOL
83-53 Manton St., Briarwood
718-441-2100 x155, x140, x110
Email [email protected], Basketball and Baseball: [email protected] Theater: [email protected] STEM: [email protected]

Archbishop Molloy HS offers summer camps for basketball, baseball, theater, and STEM. The camps are open to rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders and incoming freshmen. Molloy is a safe environment where students can develop and have fun. Check our website molloyhs.org over the upcoming months for further details!

BETH SHOLOM DAY CAMP
401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
516-621-9257
Email [email protected]

BSDC’s Upper Camp (grades fifth-eighth) offers what campers want to do. Campers enjoy a traditional day camp with two overnights, weekly trips, and special events. Campers can pick what they would like to do during certain periods and CITs (grades ninth-10th) spend half the day training to be a counselor.

BLUE DOLPHIN SUMMER CAMP
80-22 Parsons Blvd., Queens
718-847-6470
Email [email protected]

Blue Dolphin Summer Camp is a place where friends return each summer to rekindle the magic and spirit unique to Blue Dolphin. Its commitment to outstanding service and quality has enabled us to create an environment where children learn, grow, and flourish. Discover the ultimate summer camp for kids ages 3-15.

CAMP KIDS ‘N COMEDY AT THE GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB
208 W. 23rd St., Manhattan
212-877-6115
Email [email protected]

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.

CK KIDS SUMMER CAMPS
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
718-366-7454
Ages: 3-16


Email [email protected]

Christ the King has four exciting summer camps: soccer, basketball, dance, and drama. Campers ages 11–16 have the opportunity to develop their individual and team athletic skills. Drama campers perform and practice towards a fully staged choreographed musical. Dance campers will learn technique from top industry professionals.

FURTHER MUSIC SCHOOL
110-06 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
718-544-8886
140-75 Ash Ave., Suite 2B, Flushing
917-563-1480


Email [email protected]

2017 National Music School of the Year. Since 2007, Further Music School has grown to be one of the most popular and recognized music schools in Queens. Reaching more than 3000 students, our award-winning facility provides music lessons for all instruments and singing. Explore your summer music classes with us!

GARDEN SCHOOL
33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights
718-335-6363

On-site pool, certified lifeguards, full- and half-day schedule for all campers, lunch and snack included, and program variety makes Garden Summer Camp the best camp in Queens! Ages 1½–13! Camp offers a variety of activities including sports, crafts, swim, themes, and game room. Extended day, and transportation.

HILLCREST JEWISH CENTER DAY CAMP
183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing
718-380-4145
Email [email protected]

The Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp offers tweens and young teens, ages 11-14 a variety of exciting programs. All groups go on three age-appropriate outings every week. Our age 14 group is enrolled in our CIT (Counselor in Training) program with the hopes of one day gaining employment at the camp.

HOFSTRA SUMMER CAMPS
101 Oak St., Uniondale
516-463-CAMP (2267)
Email [email protected]

Hofstra Summer Camps’ partnership with Nassau BOCES gives high school students the opportunity to explore potential career paths all summer long at the Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Center. Course options include Aviation; Audio, Video, and Graphic Design; Construction Trade; Culinary Arts; STEM; and Veterinary Science.

JEI LEARNING CENTERS
Auburndale 347-408-4098
Forest Hills 718-268-2890
Fresh Meadows 718-740-7888
Great Neck 516-482-2234
Rego Park 718-441-3762
Whitestone 718-819-8813


JEI Learning Center challenges children to achieve academic success through summer enrichment and tutoring programs. Pre-K-ninth-grade students can increase their knowledge in math, problem-solving math, reading and writing, and English curricula that aligns with Common Core State Standards. Contact your local center to learn more about summer enrichment programs today!

LAURISSA JANE MUSIC SUMMER ARTS CAMP
121-15 Lucus St., St. Albans
718-560-3016
Email [email protected]

Join Laurissa Jane Music this summer as we journey to perform Shrek Jr. For seven weeks our students will explore the world of acting, singing, and dancing, art and crafts, and trips. Our camp has professionally trained teachers, who make the journey of musical theater fun. Register today!

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160
Email [email protected]

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The LIU Center for Gifted Youth offers extraordinary teachers recruited from leading schools in the metropolitan area, and university-level facilities.

MAGIC DAY CAMP
216-15 Peck Ave., Bayside
718-634-8109

Magic Day Camp, "Where Every Day Is Magical," offers children ages 4-15 adventures and activities that stimulate and motivate minds and physical ability. We swim every day in an Olympic country club pool. With exciting weekly trips, our rates include door-to-door transportation, healthy lunches, professional tennis, dance, and instructional sports programs.

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.

MISS ANITA – PRIVATE MATH TUTOR AND ADVISOR
917-477-7953
Email [email protected]

Tutoring available for various levels of math: elementary and middle math, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, and tests like the GED. Experienced teacher, tutor, and advisor of 23 years who can help students pass any test. Available during the summer for tutoring. Call for scheduling.

NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508
92-22 Corona Ave., Elmhurst
718-606-1056


Email [email protected]

We tutor kids in kindergarten-12th. For the past 11 years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, science, citywide and statewide exams, SAT and ACT. Call about available summer programs.

OASIS DAY CAMP
Oasis in Bayside Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
646-519-5055


Email [email protected]

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.

SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
106-06 Queens Blvd., 3rd Floor Gym, Forest Hills
718-261-2403, 347-756-2568 (para Español)
Email [email protected]

SFUSA offers two types of soccer summer camps. The first option is a drop-off summer camp that can be booked on a weekly or daily basis (ages 4½ to 16). The second is a Flexible Class Pass (ages 2-14). You will have the six-week season to use up the classes.

ST. FRANCIS PREPARATORY SCHOOL – SUMMER AT SFP
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. , Fresh Meadows
718-423-8810 x223

Each summer St. Francis Prep offers a broad, varied program to benefit students who are not yet in high school. These programs, taught by Prep teachers and coaches, range from sports camps such as basketball, baseball, and volleyball, to special interest areas, such as music theater and video game design.

ULTIMATE ENRICHMENT SUMMER CAMP
P.S. 376 210-21 48th Ave., Bayside
718-684-1187

Ultimate Enrichment Summer Camp located in the Bayside area makes it an enjoyable, educational, fun-filled summer where the child can grow into a well-rounded individual. All children will participate in theater, dance, art, robotics, engineering, swim, sports, cooking, and academic enrichment. Register now at uecamps.com or call 718-684-1187.

USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing
Register now at: ntc.usta.com


The USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center offers year-round programs as well as fun-filled summer day camps for all ages and levels. We offer camps for the recreational student up to and including academy level players. Campers work on tennis techniques, tactics, sports conditioning, and strategy. Enrollment available at ntc.usta.com.

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.

WINDSOR SCHOOL (THE)
37-02 Main St., Flushing
718-359-8300
Email [email protected]

Students attend our summer school to earn course and Regents credit for acceleration, or to preview a course which will be taken during the upcoming school year. Our schedule allows students to take up to two full year Regents courses. SAT/ACT prep classes are also offered. Classes begin July 1.

WORLD OF DISCOVERY DAY CAMP
718-229-3037


Email [email protected]

World of Discovery Day Camp creates an environment where kids can just be kids. Since 1977 children ages 4-15 have enjoyed baseball, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, dance and drama, carnivals, scavenger hunts, swimming, Olympic week, and trips. Counselors meet stringent standards and all directors and assistant directors are New York state-certified.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email [email protected]

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 QUEENS
800-856-1043

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun-filled summers for thousands of Queens youngsters. YPDCQ is accredited by the American Camp Association. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music and dance, nature science, academics, educational and recreational field trips, as well as many other special events. Ages 4-15.


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