Summer Camps That Offer Half-Day Options for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Half-Day Options for Campers in Manhattan

Find a camp in Manhattan with half-day options.


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In addition to flexible scheduling, you might be on the lookout for a summer camp that offers half-day options. Whether your child is enrolled in a specialty program that only has morning or afternoon sessions or you only need to keep your child busy and supervised for part of the day, there are plenty of options in Manhattan that offer the half-day flexibility you need. We scoured Manhattan and found these camps that offer half-day options, including camps in Chelsea, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Nomad, and Greenwich Village.

Advantage QuickStart Tennis Camp
West Side: 522 West 44th St., East Side: 281 Main St. Roosevelt Island
212-935-0250

QuickStart Camp runs from 9am-12pm. After mornings at camp, your child can spend the afternoon at an Advantage Day Camp from 12-4pm. Full days of fun all at discounted rates. Lunch is included!

Advantage STEAM & Reading Program
West Side: 522 West 44th St,. East Side: 281 Main St., Roosevelt Island
212-935-0250

Advantage STEAM and Reading Program runs from 9am-12pm. After mornings at STEAM, your child can spend the afternoon at an Advantage Day Camp from 12-4pm. Full days of fun, all at discounted rates. Lunch is included.

Atlantic Acting School
76 Ninth Ave., Suite 537
212-691-5919`

Ages 4-5 Summer Performers have weeklong camps from 9am-12pm. Costume Play, Theater Games, Play Creation, Art, Music, and more! This is a half-day program that includes workshops in acting, storytelling, styles of theater, music, and art.

Avenues The World School
540 West 26th Street
646-664-0982

Avenues The World School
540 West 26th Street
646-664-0982

Please note our nursery immersion camp is a half-day option from 9am-12pm. Otherwise, each of our sessions are full-day from 9am-3pm.

BlueStamp Engineering
60 E. 78th St., New York/Upper East Side
516-331-1085

Students choose between morning (8:30am-1pm) or afternoon (12:30-5pm) sessions. Sessions both include build time as well as visits from engineering professionals who speak about career and educational opportunities in STEM.

Bricks 4 Kidz NYC
270 W. 89th St., NY, NY 10024
646-927-9129

Half-days run from 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm each day. Snacks and water are provided. Half-day campers do not have to bring a lunch.

Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens
37 W65th St • NYC, NY 10023
212-457-0035

Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens Summer Dance Camp offers a 'Half- Day' option for Ages 3-5 from 9am-12pm each week.

Camp Hillard
26 Elizabeth St. Scarsdale NY 10583
914-949-8857

We offer a Mini-Day Program for ages 3 and 4. A true camp experience for our youngest campers. The buses depart daily at 2pm for this program and start dropping off back in Manhattan between 2:45-3pm. Counselors in charge are adults and teachers.

Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps
62 Chelsea Piers, Chelsea
212-336-6846

Preschool camps offer half-day options for children ages 3-4 years. Choose from a morning or afternoon gymnastics session or a morning ice-skating session.

Child's Play NY
Various Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan
347-759-6313

Child's Play NY half-day camps offer children an immersive experience in joyful theater-making. Kids dive into the craft of acting and create a show in a week around a popular theme. Half-day July/August locations are in Brooklyn. Look for our full-day camps at Berkeley Carroll and Avenues.

China Institute
100 Washington St., Downtown Manhattan
212-744-8181 x110

China Institute is NYC’s leading school of Chinese Studies and offers a fun and immersive Day Camp tailored to student’s age and abilities. Full- and half-day sessions are offered. In addition to language instruction, a variety of activities are offered.

Collina Italiana
1556 Third Ave., Suite 603, Upper East Side
212-427-7770

Option 1: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9am–3pm Option 2: Tuesday/Thursday 9am–3pm Option 3: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9am–12pm Option 4: Tuesday/Thursday 9am–12pm.

Future Stars Summer Camps
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-273-8500

Our Chess Camp is our only program to offer a half-day option from 9am-12pm. *reduced rates and information can be given upon request by emailing [email protected] or calling 914-273-8500.

InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab
Chatty Child, 325 Broadway suite 403, NY, NY 10007
347-491-4451

Our workshop day runs from 10am-1pm. Our day begins with a welcome routine that leads into a central focus of the day. A mid-day break is taken for snack. In addition to drama making, participants will partake in art making, music, and movement.

Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy
Various locations throughout Manhattan
917-270-7257

For children ages 3 and 4, you can come for mornings only or the entire day.

Launch Math + Science Centers
173 West 81st St, UWS New York City
212-600-1010

For Juniors (kindergarten-first grades) the camp day runs from 9am-1:15 pm. There is an option to extend for an additional cost.

Montessori International Summer Camp
347 East 55th St.
212-223-4630

Morning sessions run from 9am-12:30pm, five days-a-week. This option is recommended for the younger preschoolers.

Pusteblume International Preschool
244 W. 14th St., Greenwich Village
212-206-1137

Flexibility is key and not every time-frame fits every family. Pusteblume offers half-days, where you are able to pick-up your child after they had lunch with their friends and before our rest period starts at 12:30pm.

Riverside Park Conservancy
475 Riverside Drive suite 455
212-870-3070

Half-day programming is offered for all ages and ends at 12pm, unless staying for lunch option and then ends at 12:30pm.


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