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Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens on Long Island

Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens on Long Island

Find a summer camp or program for your older kid, tween, or teen in Nassau and Suffolk counties.


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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 across Long Island including day camps, sports camps, leadership programs, dance and theater camps, music camps, camps for children with special needs, art camps, academic enrichment camps, science and STEM camps, ballet camps, camps for kids with special needs, math camps, coding and robotics camps, DJ camps, horseback riding camps, 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 Long Island including locations in Roslyn Heights, Huntington Station, Wheatley Heights, Port Washington, Melville, Mineola, Rockville Centre, Great Neck, New Hyde Park, Syosset, Amityville, Brookville, Uniondale, Farmingdale, Patchogue, Bethpage, Cold Spring Harbor, West Islip, Vallet Stream, Dix Hills, Riverhead, Middle Island, Mount Sinai, Ronkonkoma, Commack, Port Jefferson Station, Miller Place, and Smithtown.

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ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND SUMMER ART ADVENTURE
Paumanok Elementary School, 1 Seaman Neck Road, Dix Hills
Summer Pre-College Portfolio Development
107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-462-5400
artleagueli.org
[email protected]


Our Summer Mature Artist Program offers students ages 11-14 an intensive, exciting visual arts experience hosted at Paumanok Elementary School in Dix Hills. Our Summer Portfolio Program, on-site at The Art League, offers sessions for high school students to fully immerse themselves in the creative process and build portfolios for college.

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.

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.

CAMP LOYALTOWN
Glen Avenue, Hunter
518-263–4242

Each year, Camp Loyaltown, a program of Citizens Options Unlimited, welcomes more than 650 campers, ages 4-75, to enjoy the outdoors in a safe and fun environment. Located in the Catskill Mountains, Camp Loyaltown is a summer sleep-away camp and year-round respite program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email [email protected]

Campers summers are surrounded by nature, encouraging their love of science with hands-on activities, nature crafts, live animals, expeditions, and outdoor adventure nature camps. One-, to four-day camps available. Our Naturalist in Training program provides campers in grades eighth-12th, with real-life work experience, leadership skills, and fun outdoor adventures.

COOKING WITH STARS CAMP
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email [email protected]

This exciting cooking program is for boys and girls completing grades first-seventh as of June. Led by Chef Paula, our foodie campers will learn about food chemistry, recipes, equipment, skills, and how to work in a kitchen and prepare delicious cuisines from around the world.

DESTINATION SCIENCE - THE FUN SCIENCE DAY CAMP FOR CURIOUS KIDS 5 TO 11!
multiple locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties,
888-909-2822
Email [email protected]

Is your teen looking for something new and exciting to do this summer, while adding real leadership experience to their school resumes? Destination Science Leader-in-Training program is a hands-on leadership experience for kids seventh through 11th grade. This is perfect for any students interested in gaining real-world leadership experience.

DOROTHY P. FLINT 4-H CAMP
3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead
516-433-7970 x11
Email [email protected]

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead is a coed, recreational eight-week sleep-away camp. A three-day, two-nights “mini camp” is also offered. Stay-over weekends are available! We are located on 140-acres of woodland, farmland, and beachfront on the Long Island Sound.

EYE LEVEL NASSAU
Eye Level Williston Park
61 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park
516-747-7700


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.

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS -- NASSAU
The College at Old Westbury 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
516-876-3490
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale

St. Joseph’s College
155 West Roe Blvd.
Patchogue


Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly Sports, STEAM, and Specialty camp programs at three locations (The College at Old Westbury, Farmingdale State College, and St. Joseph's College Patchogue). Programs are offered to children entering kindergarten-ninth grade. A balanced camp day ensures the perfect blend of instruction and fun.

GERSH ACADEMY AT WEST HILLS DAY CAMP
21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington
631-427-6700
Email [email protected]

Our program offers children on the autism spectrum the opportunity to participate in a traditional summer camp experience while receiving the support necessary to be in a mainstream setting. Small groups, certified special education teachers, placement based on capabilities, and support for development of social skills, life skills, and independence.

GREAT STRIDES LONG ISLAND
41 Coram-Swezeytown Road, Middle Island
631-786-9708


Email [email protected]

Great Strides offers equestrian activities for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Our equine friends can help us face all of life’s challenges with strength and confidence. Offering summer programs, a weeklong introduction to horses in July and August. Ask about riding lessons, birthday parties, therapeutic riding, and scholarships.

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.

KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave., Melville
631-694-3399
Email [email protected]

Kenwal Day Camp EXTREME TEENS: Kenwal's Extreme Teens Travel Program, for campers in grades seventh through 11th, is the perfect blend of outdoor camp activities, overnight and local travel experiences. Creating an opportunity for campers to be active, confident, unplug from technology, develop lifelong skills, grow more independent, learn social skills, and make true friends.

KIDS COUNTRY DAY CAMP
37 Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
631-331-5351

10 acres of indoor and outdoor adventure, sports, activities, and special events. Kids take part in more than 50 fun, exciting activities including field and court sports, arts and crafts, dance, karate, talent show, glow party, giant water slide, pedal karts, and challenge course. Combination of weeks and days available.

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.

LYNCH SCHOOL OF BALLET
237A E. Main St., Huntington
631-470-9711
Email [email protected]

Lynch School of Ballet offers a variety of summer programs in a professional and nurturing environment. Young dancers have a magical experience in our Swan Lake Camp. Intermediate and advanced dancers improve their technique in our July Ballet Intensive and August Ballet Workshop. Visit lynchballet.com or call 631-470-9711 for details.

OASIS AT LIU POST
720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale
646-519-5066
Jason Mirandoli, director


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.

OHMAN SCHOOL OF BALLET
60 Calvert Ave., Commack
631-462-6266
Email [email protected]

The Ohman School of Ballet was founded in 1979 by former NYC Ballet soloist Frank Ohman. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school, focusing on proper classical ballet technique. Offering a two-week summer intensive as well as summer evening classes for children through age 17, and Ballet Barre Fitness classes.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email [email protected]

Located in Dix Hills on 15 acres. Programs for ages 2-14. Activities include Athletics, Aquatics, High Ropes Course, Bungee, Rock Wall, Ninja Course, ATVs, Arts and Crafts, Performing Arts, and special events. Specialty camps: Extreme STEAM Science Kids, Sports Track, and Cooking With Stars. Transportation, before- and after-care, and lunch available.

PARK SHORE TRAVEL CAMP
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email [email protected]

Park Shore has three unique travel programs for campers completing grades fifth-eighth in June. Travel campers take day trips both on and off Long Island in addition to exciting overnight trips to Dorney Park, Hershey Park, Niagara Falls, Vermont, Busch Gardens, Boston, and others that are scheduled.

PIERCE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
Mineola Ave., Roslyn
516-621-2211
Email [email protected]

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!

SPORTIME SUMMER CAMPS - NASSAU AND SUFFOLK
Several locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Manhattan, and Westchester ,
888-698-3664
Email [email protected]

SPORTIME’s Summer Camps offer children ages 3-16 a great combination of sports instruction and games, swimming, arts and crafts, and exciting special events. Camp activities include age- and level-appropriate tennis, soccer, softball, basketball, flag football, and floor hockey. Campers learn fundamental skills, participate in competitive drills, and learn game strategies.

STUDIO E ART CLASSES
565 Route 25A, Miller Place
631-744-4001

Studio E offers weekly camps for tweens (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 13-17). Topics vary by week and include pottery; landscape, portrait, and water color painting. Camps meet every week of the summer Tuesdays-Fridays. Camps are half-day with a pizza party every Friday! Camps taught by a certified art teacher.

SUFFOLK Y JCC SUMMER CAMPS @ HKC HENRY KAUFMAN CAMP GROUND
75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
631-462-9800 x136
Email [email protected]

Junior, tween, and sports camps at the Henry Kaufmann Camp Grounds are offered for campers in grades pre-K-ninth. Beautiful 350-acre camp grounds, four-pool swimming complex, zip lines, ropes course, golf range, and sports fields available. Individual camp programs to choose from with age-appropriate activities and trips. Create the perfect summer experience!

TACSY SUMMER THEATER CAMP
74 Hauppauge Road , Commack
631-462-9800
Email [email protected]

Campers in grades first-ninth, study voice, acting, and dance with industry professionals and are encouraged to challenge themselves with electives such as sketch comedy, playwriting, and stage makeup. TACSY offers daily swim, tennis, basketball, and other activities. Each four-week session campers perform a fully produced musical and attend a Broadway show.

THOMAS SCHOOL OF HORSEMANSHIP
250 Round Swamp Road, Melville
631-692-6840
Email [email protected]

We offer campers ages 3-15 daily activities of a traditional day camp plus a full riding program. Our Leadership Training program for ages 13-15 enjoy all camp activities while adding more responsibilities with horses and younger campers, freedom with their schedules, and unique learning opportunities including pre-vet care and lifeguard training.

USDAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
631-643-7900
Email [email protected]

Usdan, the nation's preeminent arts day camp offers more than 70 programs of study in the arts; visual art, dance, music, theater, writing, and arts-related fields: nature, chess, and recreational arts. Students ages 4-18 are immersed in art and nature and surrounded by friends who share their interests and enthusiasm.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED SUMMER PROGRAM
Village East Gifted of Huntington, 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Village East Gifted of Roslyn, 216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights


Email [email protected]

VEG Summer STEAM Program offers three-, four-, and five-day workshops combining science, technology, math, engineering, gemology, oceanography, architecture, and business with artistic expression. Workshops are offered, for grades kindergarten-sixth, during the day and “after camp” in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Instructional writing workshops are available for grades second-12th year-round.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
30 Deforest Road , Dix Hills
212-719-5598 x2213
Email [email protected]

Winston Prep's Individualized Summer Enrichment Program provides students in grades fourth-12th with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. The program is designed to develop language, encoding and decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, test preparation, organization, and time management skills.

YMCA OF LONG ISLAND
855-2YMCALI (962254)
Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue


Email [email protected] [email protected]

YMCA of Long Island Summer Day Camp offers the best of adventure, athletics, aquatics, creative arts, and lots of trips for ages 12-16! New: archery tag, GameLand, challenger courses, freestyle specials, and STEAM activities, transportation, and lunch plan. Register online now at ymcali.org/camp. Discounts expire April 30, 2019. Awesome adventures await!

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMPS NASSAU
516-650-1856 or 631-476-3330
516-650-1856
631-476-3330





Young People’s Day Camp of Nassau County, located in Hicksville, has been providing children ages 4-15 with summer fun for more than 45 years! We offer two-eight week programs with exciting trips, arts and crafts, yoga, karate, carnivals, talent shows, special event days, instructional sports, recreational and instructional swim.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMPS SUFFOLK
631-476-3330

YPDC of Suffolk is licensed by the NYS Health Department, and accredited by the ACA for your child's safety. Free door-to-door transportation, with activities supervised by licensed teachers and administrators. Superior camper-to-counselor ratio. YPDC is fun, educational, diversified, and convenient. Keeping children smiling and parents at ease since 1972.


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