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UPDATED October 2018: Look no further for a way to occupy your older kids this summer in Westchester County (in a way they’ll actually enjoy!). Our guide has a camp for every tween and teen including day camps, sleepaway camps, sports camps, computer camps, dance camps, sailing camps, whaling camps, camps for adopted children, counselor-in-training programs, and more. These summer programs are offered all over Westchester County in towns such as Pomona, Mount Kisco, Mamaroneck, Rye Brook, Southfields, New Rochelle, Purchase, White Plains, Peekskill, and more, as well as in parts of Connecticut such as Lyme, Greenwich, and Moodus.
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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.
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
Camp Ramaquois is “a day camp as complete as sleepaway camp,” situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts and athletic activities, boys and girls ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a five-acre crystalline lake, nine heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, a petting zoo, and special events. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.
CAMPUS KIDS WEEKDAY SLEEP-AWAY CAMP
Campus Kids is the weekday sleep-away camp: Monday through Friday at camp and home with the family on weekends. Transportation is included from Westchester and Rockland. Enroll for two or more weeks. Each camper chooses his or her activities every day, including sports, fine arts, performing arts, and swimming. Located on the beautiful rural campus of Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ. Counselors (all college age or older) are fun, safety-conscious, and focus on each camper’s needs. Private camp tours given on weekends year-round, by appointment. ACA- Accredited every summer since 1991.
Cardinal Baseball Camp, L.L.C. will be in session at Greenwich High School for its 17th consecutive summer. Greenwich High School baseball coach, Mike Mora, and his staff provide a fun learning environment, while stressing the fundamentals of baseball. Coach Mora is a member of the University of Vermont Hall of Fame (class of ’94) and played six years of professional baseball. Skills and drills begin at 9am and a game is played daily from 10:45am-12pm. Camp dates are June 25-July 27 Monday-Friday (excluding July 4). Pricing and more information can be found at cardinalbaseballcamp.com or by calling 203-869-3736.
COMPUTER ADVENTURES – BITS, BYTES & BOTS
605 Millwood Road (Route 133), Mt. Kisco
We offer weeklong technology camp sessions for children ages 6-16 from June 25-Aug. 24. Our leading edge technology topics include Virtual Reality Apps Creation, 3D Game Development, Build A Computer, 3D Modeling and Printing, and other topics on coding and programming languages, game design, animation, graphics, robotics, Minecraft, and electronics. Our unique curriculum teaches logic, problem-solving, critical thinking, and storytelling in addition to the technical skills. Our interactive classes promote confidence, creativity, socialization, collaboration, risk-tasking, and perseverance in a safe environment.
CORBIN’S CRUSADERS DAY CAMP - FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 3 ½ –14
471 North St., Greenwich
In search for the perfect sports and adventure day camp with a traditional camp feel? Look no further! Join Corbin’s Crusaders Day Camp! Experience a summer alive with weekly tournaments and hidden adventure. Located at a beautiful 38-acre campus in Greenwich, CT. offering professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic instruction in various sports including: baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, and swimming. Our adventure program includes hiking, waterslides, skateboarding, and archery! Door-to-door transportation available from Manhattan, Westchester, and Connecticut, daily nutritious meals, and flexible schedules. Join us for one week or the entire summer. Partial weeks available.
Dance Cavise Studios is excited to introduce an all new Camp Cavise! Six weeks, five days a week, June 25-Aug. 3. Camp Cavise will bring an NYC style Intensive Dance Program to Westchester. Advanced dancers study all disciplines of dance from classical ballet, pointe, and modern, to jazz, hip-hop, and tap, taught by experts in their field. Beginner and intermediate programs with themes and additional fun for dancers ages 3-13, and advanced level program for dancers ages 10-18 are offered. One-six week programs are available. Call the studio to audition for the advanced program.
The premiere golf experience in Westchester and voted Best Junior Golf Instruction in New York! Camps are designed for juniors ages 4 (PeeWee session) to older teens, with all skill levels welcome. Groups are divided by similar age and skill. From putting and short game training to swing development and on-course play, we make it our mission to provide a fun and exciting learning environment. Each junior has a swing reviewed and analyzed by Top-100 golf teacher Mitchell Spearman. Safe, fun, effective: Our specialty is junior golf! See website for details.
ID TECH CAMPS
iD Tech is the world’s No. 1 summer STEM program for ages 7-18 held at 150 prestigious universities including Manhattanville College, Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, NYU, and NYIT. With world-class instructors and innovative courses in coding, game development, robotics, and design, our programs instill in-demand skills that embolden students to shape the future. Learn more at idtech.com.
MOSHOLU DAY CAMP
261 Arden Valley Road, Southfields
Mosholu Camps offer parents a quality program at a low cost. With a strong emphasis on developing new relationships and experiences, our traditional camp day is filled with dynamic activities. Located at Lake Cohasset in Harriman State Park, our staff is a spirited group of creative counselors, who offer encouragement and motivation to help strengthen the camper’s self-opinion, while developing their social, athletic, and academic skills. Campers ages 5-15 participate in an array of activities such as swimming, music, arts, trips, archery, boating, dance, and sports. At Mosholu, we make memories!
PINE BROOK FITNESS
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
Join us for our amazing rock climbing or tennis camps! We offer summer camps as well as holiday vacation camps during the school year. Campers are grouped according to age and skill level to maximize their potential. Your kids will have an amazing time scaling the walls or playing tennis while getting in great shape. Tennis and rock climbing are great sports for developing strategy, concentration, and focusing skills. Give your kids a summer to remember and sign up for one, two, or all of our weekly sessions today!
Port Sailing School has offered our Junior Sailing Camp for more than 12 years. Spend the summer on the Long Island Sound learning to sail. Our Junior Sailing instructors are certified with an average of eight years teaching sailing. Our full-day program from 9am-4pm is for ages 8-16. Students are grouped by experience. Students also learn rules of racing, plotting courses, reading charts, and anchoring. The CIT program welcomes students 15 years and older with three years prior sailing experience. We also have a half-day Little Skipper’s Program for ages 8-10.
PURCHASE COLLEGE SUMMER YOUTH AND PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS IN THE ARTS
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, , Purchase
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Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York! For more than 40 years, these programs have been much more than camps. Summer students experience a rich environment full of exciting beginnings, new friends and achievements, and growth and independence. They are immersed in a variety of exciting and enriching learning opportunities, such as songwriting, acting, architecture, visual arts, creative writing, filmmaking, video game and app creation, voice, journalism, and STEM programs. Visit us at purchase.edu/youth to learn more. Contact Laura Vuli with questions: email@example.com or 914-251-6511.
SUMMER KIDS COLLEGE AT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTERS
Multiple Locations in Westchester,
Ossining 914-606-7400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peekskill 914-606-7300, email@example.com
White Plains 914-606-7500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, located at the Westchester County Center, offers art classes for children and teens. All classes can be taken as full-day or half-day. Programs include the Teen Art Institute, which immerses high school students in a college environment focusing on their drawing and painting skills for two-week sessions. Art Classes for Kids are also offered for six weeks. We also offer digital arts classes at the Peekskill location. More interested in science? Contact our Ossining location for information on our science camp.
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
Founded in 1969, the Summer Challenge has been a source of joy, entertainment, enlightenment, and playful fun for boys and girls ages 3½-14. Stop by and see our sports field, basketball court, and new playground! Door-to-door transportation and lunch are included. With an instructional pool on-site, swim instruction and recreational swim are major components of the program.
Westchester Summer Day (WSD) located on the Long Island Sound offers an unmatched summer experience where children have fun, learn, and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. Our highly-trained and caring staff include teachers, sports and art specialists, lifeguards, and a full-time nurse. Our professional staff work together to ensure that each child is happy all summer long. WSD promotes Jewish values and engages children in a host of fun activities within the framework of the modern orthodox tradition. WSD provides nutritious, kosher lunch and snacks daily.
WHALE CAMP (THE)
The Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute is dedicated to providing marine biology experiential educational programs and facilities 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. Our goal is to use hands-on, discovery-oriented marine science activities to increase awareness and understanding of these living systems and the systems of our oceans and planet. We help our campers foster connections between themselves, each other, and the natural environment.
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! Campers will enjoy up-close animal experiences, age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities in-depth exhibit visits, and take a special trip on our Wild Asia Monorail. Use promo code NYMETRO to receive an exclusive10 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINDWARD SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM (THE)
40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains
Christopher Q. Eberhard, director of the Summer Program
Christine Teahan, co-director
Offered July 2-27 (no class July 4), this unique summer program is designed for students entering third-ninth grades who are interested in improving their skills or enriching their knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, math, science, and study and organizational skills. In the afternoon session, students may participate in sports, arts, drama, and technology activities. Half- and full-day sessions are available. Classes are in state-of-the-art facilities and are taught by Windward instructors who have been trained in the school’s research-validated, multisensory approach.