Day Camps, Specialty Camps, and Sleepaway Camps for Kids in Brooklyn

Day Camps, Specialty Camps, and Sleepaway Camps for Kids in Brooklyn

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UPDATED May 2018: Whether you’re looking for a traditional summer day camp for your first-time camper, a sleepaway camp that’s not too far away, or a specialty camp program, there are plenty of options in Brooklyn to satisfy your summer camp needs. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of summer camp programs in Brooklyn, including day camps in Greenpoint, Dyker Heights, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Bed-Stuy, Mill Basin, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Bay Ridge; music camps, dance camps, academic enrichment camps, sports camps, and theater camps in Park Slope, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Bay Ridge, and Sheepshead Bay; and sleepaway camps that are close to Brooklyn in upstate New York and Connecticut.

Day Camps

AVIATOR SPORTS AND EVENTS CENTER
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
718-758-7510
Jason Vasquez, Youth Programs director
718-758-7510
jason@aviatorsports.com
Jenna Jones, Hospitality Department manager
718-758-7549
jenna@aviatorsports.com


Email lorrie@aviatorsports.com

Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp is a traditional summer camp located within Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. The camp is divided into four divisions: Junior Camp, Younger Division, Older Division, and Teen Division. Campers will have 15 peers within their coed group, with two general counselors, one head counselor and overseen by a division leader. Our dedicated and highly-trained staff will ensure each camper a safe and fulfilling summer experience through low staff-to-camper ratios and individualized attention. Groups follow a daily rotating schedule of five activities a day.

BOUNCEU
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway 2nd Floor, (entrance on 67th St. & 9th Ave), Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
347-450-JUMP (5867)

Where fun knows no limits. Kids ages 4-12 spend their time laughing, bouncing on our huge inflatables, playing different games everyday that tickle them silly and stimulate their minds, and create art projects that are fun and can be taken home. So make your next camp, a BounceU Camp!

BROOKLYN WALDORF SCHOOL
11 Jefferson Ave., Brooklyn
718-783-3270

Educational enrichment extends beyond the classroom at Brooklyn Waldorf School! BWS offers Summer Camp for Early Childhood students, starting the week of June 26. Early Childhood students have the chance to explore Prospect Park to take nature walks, engage in relaxed play, have snack, and also have ample time for rest. For more information, please visit brooklynwaldorf.org/culture/summer-camp/.

CAMP BED-STUY
195 Montague St., Suite 14 ,
1-855-4-DAYCAMP (329-2267), 718-219-1405


Email info@campbedstuy.org

At Camp Bed-Stuy children ages 4-14 enjoy the wonders of creative and performing arts, culture, robotics, sports, and nature. From traditional day camp activities such as arts and crafts to fencing and skateboarding your children will get the opportunity to gain self-confidence and build lasting relationships in a nurturing environment. At Camp Bed-Stuy, we focus more on growth and learning than just on doing activities. We teach social intelligence, self-control, gratitude, grit, curiosity, optimism, and zest.

CBE KIDS CAMP
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
718-768-3814
Email bfinkelstein@cbebk.org

CBE Kids Camps offer campers a summer of new experiences! The Elementary Division (ages 4½-9) includes swimming, sports, music, gymnastics, arts and crafts, nature, and circus arts. Movin' On, CBE's Travel Camp, uses the Temple House as a base for daily trips in and around Manhattan, two overnights, electives, and special events. Ha'Geemnasia, CBE KIDS Hebrew Camp, offers native Hebrew speaking counselors. Hebrew is integrated into the daily activities such as swim, sports, art, cooking, and dance. Transportation is available.

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

Located along the Hudson River, Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village that offers NYC’s biggest and most flexible summer camp program! For 22 summers, athletes of all ages have enjoyed the most dynamic sports curriculum available. With up to 11 weeks and 15 sports to choose from, we have a camp for every athlete and schedule. Our coaches are dedicated year-round to provide athletes with a clean, safe, friendly, and fun environment. Transportation service from many Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods, and aftercare are available. Summer Camps run June 18-Aug. 31. Early bird pricing available through May 18.

LEARNATORY (THE)
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn
347-787-0435
Email dthompson@thelearnatory.org

The Learnatory Summer Camp is the fast track to developing kids for 21st century success! Academic growth, personal development, and professional preparation are all rolled in to one fun-filled summer of excitement at The Learnatory! From math to music, reading to robotics, summertime becomes a memorable experience for kids ages 7-17 as they do new things, make new friends, and keep their minds sharp. Your child could kick-start a pathway to success with more than 30 innovative courses that are so much fun, they won’t even notice they’re learning!



412 Kings Highway , Brooklyn
718-627-7340 845-608-4251
Email brooklyn@tlechildcare.com

The Learning Experience in Brooklyn is now enrolling campers ages 6 weeks to 8 years for Summer Camp “Safari at TLE.” This summer our purpose built Savanna will include learning through fun expeditions, field excursions and water hole events. We are also enrolling for our fall semester using a proven curriculum to unlock your child’s world through reading in a safe, secure, and fun place with an award winning staff. We offer Pre-K for All as well as early and late programs. Visit us at https://thelearningexperience.com/our-centers/ny/brooklyn/brooklyn.

MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
5945 Strickland Ave., Brooklyn
718-251-6200

Summers are times to spend with friends, make memories, and share experiences that last a lifetime. MBDC is dedicated to providing exciting and fulfilling camp experiences for children through fun, recreational, and safe activities. Our modern, air-conditioned, and private facility offers a wide range of activities for children entering Pre-K thru ninth grade. There are five individual camps, each with unique and innovative programming. Bring the family for a personal tour of the facility and discussion of the camp program.

OASIS IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
St. Francis College, 182 Remsen St., Brooklyn
646-519-5059.

Oasis Day Camp is for ages 3-15. Early Start Imagination Camp for ages 3-5 (not yet started kindergarten). Socially, emotionally, and physically appropriate with traditional camp elements and sports, arts, music, pre-academics, and American Red Cross swim. Traditional Day Camp for kindergarten-sixth grade. Designed to expose campers to new and exciting activities. Highlights include: carnival, Olympics, theme days, choice activity time, sports, games, arts, and American Red Cross swim. Teen Travel for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade. Weekly trips are organized around a theme, allowing teens to choose what interests them most, and overnights!

PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP (THE)
718-788-7732

For 27 years, Park Slope Day Camp has been providing Brooklyn families with a safe, nurturing, and unique day camp experience. Located in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, and Bay Ridge, we offer a wide variety of activities and options including traditional, circus, soccer, and travel camps. Flexible and accommodating schedules for parents; professional management; enthusiastic, caring, and well-trained staff; air-conditioned buses; transportation to and from camp in most Brooklyn locations; accredited by American Camp Association. Be part of the spirit that has kept us growing for 27 years!

PROSPECT PARK YMCA, PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCA
Prospect Park YMCA
357 9th St.
718-768-7100
ymcanyc.org/prospectpark
Park Slope Armory YMCA
361 15th St.
212-912-2580
ymcanyc.org/parkslopearmory


Day Camp at the Prospect Park YMCA. From swimming and sports to arts and culture, the Prospect Park YMCA camps will engage your child in a summer of exploration and enrichment. The city is our campground. Our Summer Day Camps include: Kinder Camp, ages 4 ½ -5, Express Camp, ages 6-8, Adventure Camp, ages 9-11, Teen Camp, ages 12-14, Lisabeth Special Needs Camp, ages 5-12, Swim Camp, ages 7-12, Sports Camp, ages 7-12. 10 percent sibling discount available for all siblings of the first child registered at full price.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

Summer Fun at Smart Start is an extension of our preschool program with the addition of water play and fun outdoor activities. Enrollment options include our regular school day program (8:30am-3pm), our full-time program (7am-6:30pm), and a five-week, part-time (9am-12pm) summer program. Your child’s day will be filled with fun and learning. Activities include art, music, and movement, outdoor playtime, and center time. Smart Start Early Childhood Center, Inc. is licensed for children ages 2-5. Call 718-921-1868 for further information or check us out on the web at smartstartecc.com.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Stepping Stones-The Next Step
9321 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-630-1001


Email steppingstones86@aol.com

Stepping Stones believes in engaging every child in large and small muscle activities, sensory and discovery exploration, social interaction, and creative expression for ages 2-9. Join us for a fun summer camp where your child will be creating fun activities, traveling on local trips, going to the park, playing with water in our playground, themed lessons, enrichment classes including yoga, science, and no bake cooking. Stepping Stones is open from 7am-6:30pm from July 2-Aug. 24.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th Avenue and 74th Street),
718-238-7676
Email silbekidz@aol.com

Treasure Island provides each camper with a nurturing, supportive, intellectually stimulating environment that promotes learning and exploration; builds self-esteem and self-confidence; empowers each child; promotes socialization, kindness, and empathy; builds upon the diversity of our campers; and encourages campers to be independent and unique individuals. Campers explore exciting themes and enjoy enrichment experiences such as Kindermusik, cultural dance program, and the creative movement program "Jump for Joy.” Outdoor water play is an essential part of the camp experience. Maria Nogueria, director.

TWO BY TWO CHILDCARE ACADEMY
418 Keap St., Brooklyn
718-388-5600

Two By Two Childcare Academy is a locally-owned daycare center serving clients in the Brooklyn area. Our ultimate goal is to guide and nurture each child's development using materials that aide in their social, physical, emotional, aesthetic, and creative expression and cognitive development. We create a community in which the staff, children, and parents work together to achieve our shared vision. We take pride in the quality of trustworthy childcare we provide, and know you will agree. Open through the summer providing special summer activities, crafts, and trips. Contact us today for more information!

URBAN EXPLORERS DAY CAMP
38-32 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn
718-951-9732
Email admin@urbanexplorers.nyc

Urban Explorers has more than 40 years of experience providing fun-filled, educationally sound programs geared toward a child’s learning and socialization. Each day provides new and exciting activities, each week new and exciting trips. Research shows that program diversity naturally enhances a child’s curiosity and innate ability to learn. This leads to our belief that the more children explore, the faster they discover themselves. If you live anywhere in Brooklyn, the Rockaways, or near the Brooklyn-Queens border, we will gladly provide free door-to-door transportation.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
Birthday Parties:
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Zoos
Call our education "one stop" shopping number for all parks: 1-800-433-4149.
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Queens
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
wcs.org/parties-events/birthday-parties
Camps:
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., 718-399-7327
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., 718-265-3457


Summer just got wild! Send your animal lover to summer camp at the Prospect Park Zoo and New York Aquarium! Campers will enjoy up-close animal experiences, Wildlife Theater performances, and age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities. Join us at the Aquarium for keeper chats, behind the scenes experiences, and exclusive early morning access to the new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit! Use promo code NYMETRO to receive an exclusive 10 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 edu@wcs.org.

WORLD OF WONDERS DAYCARE
7219 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-4216
Email wrldofwonders@aol.com

We provide a warm, caring environment for children ages 2-5. Our children learn to interact and get along with other children. We also offer computers, arts and crafts and outdoor activities in our summer program and year-round. Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm, full and part time. Extended hours for working parents. Fully licensed by NYC Department of Health of Day Care. Call for additional information. Jeannine McKenna, director.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email rho@ymcanyc.org

At YMCA Summer Camps, children learn leadership skills and develop self-confidence in a safe, accepting, and stimulating environment. They also build robots, go on field trips, shoot hoops, learn to swim, make new friends, and laugh all summer long! Our creative, educational camp programming—structured around the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—helps campers reach their fullest potential, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We’ve been helping children have their Best Summer Ever since 1885. Visit us at ymcanyc.org/camp to learn more today!

Sleepaway Camps

CAMP CLIO
Held at Camp Claire, 15 Oakland Ave., Lyme, CT, Middlesex County Camp, 298 E. Haddam Moodus Road, Moodus, CT,
212-472-5207

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 HUNTINGTON
56 Bruceville Road, High Falls
855-707-2267
Email dfalk@camphuntington.com

Camp Huntington, a coed, residential summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related developmental and learning disabilities, ADD. Ability levels mild to moderate-severe. Located in High Falls in the beautiful Catskill Mountain region, the camp provides therapeutically and instructionally designed recreation programs in summer and certain weekends during the year. Programs offer structured daily activities designed to be safe, learning-based, fun, and rewarding. Positive reinforcement motivates children to be happy and participate meaningfully. Activities encourage improvement in self-management and independence, and advancement in social and life skills. camphuntington.com.

Specialty Camps

APRIL'S DANCE-N-FEET
9409 and 9411 Avenue L
718-272-1813
4626 Flatlands Ave.
718-692-4809


Our classes are for ages 2 through adult. We teach ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, majorette, Caribbean, African, boys' classes, adult classes, lyrical, praise dance, karate, private lessons, and competition classes. Call or stop into one of our three convenient Brooklyn locations for more information. We offer a six-week Saturday summer classes held at our Avenue L location.

BIBLE SPEAKS ACADEMY (THE)
5205 Foster Ave.,
718-629-4559
Email info@tbsbrooklyn.org

With more than 30 years of solid Christian education and academic excellence, The Bible Speaks Academy is offering an exciting S.T.E.A.M. Summer Enrichment Program that meets the needs of families, and will be fun and challenging for students! We look forward to investing in students who have various skill sets–the visionary, the builder, the team player. We offer Computer Literacy, 3D Modeling, Web Design, Animation, Spa Science, and academic enrichment that includes foundational and character-building principles, (recognizing the child’s need for a fun summer experience, and learning throughout the year).

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE INC.
8696 18th Ave. , and 1902 Ave. T , Brooklyn
718-232-0114

Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of academic programs for students attending kindergarten through 12th grade. We specialize in reading and math tutoring along with TACHS, SHSAT, Regents, SAT and ACT preparation. Our programs provide students with the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge, enabling them to reach their full potential, gain motivation and confidence. Programs offered are: tutoring in all subjects, test preparation courses, Mandated Summer School programs, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students. Call our office to speak to one of our educational specialists.

BROOKLYN COLLEGE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
718-951-4111

For 40 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered private and group classes in music (piano, winds, percussion, brass, traditional and Suzuki strings), theater (audition prep, acting, and musical theater), and dance (from ballet to hip-hop and beyond), for children and teens of all levels. Prep Center’s Teen Division also includes Live-action Filmmaking and Beat-Making classes, focusing on the newest technologies in film and composition! Our professional teachers, well-known experts in their fields, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Registration is underway for our spring and summer.

BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL
126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn
718-638-5660
Email contactus@brooklynmusicschool.org

The Brooklyn Music School (BMS) offers a diverse selection of summer programming for children ages 5 and older. Whether your child is new to music and dance or has been studying a particular instrument for some time, the Brooklyn Music School has summer programming options fit for all skill levels. From individualized instruction in private lessons to fun and engaging full-day music and dance programming to afternoon Musical Theater workshops, BMS has just the right summer activities where all participants are sure to experience the joy of music and dance.

CAMP CLIO
Held at Camp Claire, 15 Oakland Ave., Lyme, CT, Middlesex County Camp, 298 E. Haddam Moodus Road, Moodus, CT,
212-472-5207

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 HUNTINGTON
56 Bruceville Road, High Falls
855-707-2267
Email dfalk@camphuntington.com

Camp Huntington, a coed, residential summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related developmental and learning disabilities, ADD. Ability levels mild to moderate-severe. Located in High Falls in the beautiful Catskill Mountain region, the camp provides therapeutically and instructionally designed recreation programs in summer and certain weekends during the year. Programs offer structured daily activities designed to be safe, learning-based, fun, and rewarding. Positive reinforcement motivates children to be happy and participate meaningfully. Activities encourage improvement in self-management and independence, and advancement in social and life skills. camphuntington.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 features a variety of unique sports camps for children and teens ages 3-17. For the past 22 summers, campers have enjoyed world-class facilities, expert instruction, and NYC’s most exciting sports curriculum available. Camps include Sports Academy, Gymnastics, Elite Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Ninja + Parkour, and Urban Adventure for teens. Chelsea Piers also offers Preschool and Junior Camps for children ages 3-5. Transportation from many Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods and an aftercare program are available. Camps run June 18–Aug. 31. Early Bird Pricing available through May 18.

FASTRACKIDS
Williamsburg, Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge/Dyker, Park Slope,
347-983-2229

Summer camp is designed for children ages 4-10. Sessions last for one week at a time. We have full- or half-day sessions available. Fast-paced, fun, and fully interactive, these learning adventures will captivate and entertain as they deliver truly meaningful lessons. Nine enrichment topics are explored. Math and English classes, as well as computers, arts and crafts, puzzles, games, and yoga are offered. Call for details!

KEYLAB
94 Luquer St., Brooklyn
718-576-3514
Email info@keylab.nyc

Keylab offers flexible scheduling and pricing for summer camps! Our camps are educational, inspiring, and fun! Booking a camp experience at Keylab is a great way to get your kids involved with music, film, podcasting, and more. Camps run Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm for kids ages 6-12 of all skill levels. Book a full five-day camp, a single day, or purchase three-, five- or, 10-day camp packages. The more days you book, the better your price! Visit keylab.nyc/camps, email info@keylab.nyc, or call 718-576-3514 for more information.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, principal


Leif Ericson Day School's Summer Creative Arts and Music Program begins its 21st year of fun this June through the early August. Children in pre-K to seventh grade enjoy computers, art, music, movement, and drama. Professional, caring staff and junior counselors are enthusiastic and attentive. Limited group size allows for a more fulfilling experience. All activities are on-site. Two snacks provided daily. SCAMP hours are 9am-3pm with "Early Bird" care (8am) and "Late Bird" care (5pm) for additional fees.

NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO
7909 3rd Ave.,
718-625-5425
526 Court St.


Email nyctkd@aol.com

We offer eight weeks of exciting, well-rounded training in taekwondo, soccer, basketball, softball, and bowling. We also offer weekly safety and leadership, and fun, educational field trips. Choose from one-five days a week and one-eight weeks. Camp hours are 8am–3pm, $70 per day (extra cost for extended hours).

USDAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
631-643-7900

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, 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. Each summer, more than 1,500 students ages 4-18 are immersed in art and nature and surrounded by friends who share their interests and enthusiasm. Transportation is provided in air-conditioned buses departing from throughout the New York Metro and Long Island areas. Two-, three-, four-, and seven-week sessions are offered from June 25-Aug. 10.


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