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

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

Find a summer camp program for your children in Brooklyn.


UPDATED February 2019: 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.

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Day Camps

92ND STREET Y
1395 Lexington Ave., New York
212-415-5573
Email campmail@92y.org

With more than 60 years of experience, Camp Yomi brings the very best of 92Y’s renowned programs and faculty to the great outdoors. Campers ages 5-12 enjoy athletic, artistic, and educational activities at a 50-acre suburban campground in Rockland County.

CBE KIDS-CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
718-768-3814
Camps:
CBE KIDS CAMP
cbebk.org/camp
Elementary and Travel camps: 718-768 3814 x210


Email bfinkelstein@cbebk.org

CBE Kids Camps offers a summer of new experiences! The Elementary Division (ages 4½-8) includes swimming, sports, music, gymnastics, arts and crafts, nature, and circus arts. Ha'Geemnasia, our Hebrew immersion camp includes Israeli culture and the activities above. Movin' On, CBE's Travel Camp (ages 9-13), offers daily trips and two overnights.

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 Summer Camp is NYC’s most flexible camp with up to 11 weeks and 16 sports to choose from. Our coaches are dedicated year-round to providing athletes with a fun and comprehensive camp experience. Transportation and aftercare available. Camps run June 17–Aug. 30. Register online at chelseapiers.com/camps.

LEARNATORY (THE)
St. Joseph’s College 245 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn
347-787-0435
Email dthompson@thelearnatory.org

The Learnatory Summer Camp is the fast track to developing kids for 21st century success! 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. More than 30 innovative courses!

LITTLE HANDS & FEET
1270 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn
718-680-KIDS (5437)

Little Hands & Feet was founded by Aneshah, who has been certified in childcare for 20 years. Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment while focusing on educational and social development. We believe each child is special and unique. Our staff is dedicated, qualified, and trained. At Little Hands & Feet be assured it is a home away from home and your child will have the best care available. Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Pre-K for all 8:30am-2:50pm (early-care and after-care available for enrolled students).

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.

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

Oasis Day Camp prides itself on age appropriate programming for ages 3-15. Early Start (ages 3-5) is a nurturing camp environment. Lower (first-second grade) offers sports, arts, swim, enrichment, and nature. Upper (third-sixth grades) is bigger and better for older campers. Teen Travel (seventh-ninth grades) offers unique trips, overnights, friendships.

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

For 28 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.

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 outdoor activities. Your child’s day will be filled with fun and learning. Activities include art, music, and movement, outdoor playtime, and center time. Smart Start is licensed for ages 2-5.

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 children 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 travel on local trips, play with water in our playground, enjoy themed lessons and enrichment classes.

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

Treasure Island provides campers 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 campers; and encourages campers to be independent and unique individuals. Campers explore exciting themes and enjoy enrichment.

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

Urban Explorers has 45 years of experience providing fun-filled programs geared towards your child’s age, ability, learning, and socialization. Each day provides exciting activities and each week exciting trips. All supervised by a fully licensed staff. We believe the more children explore, the faster they discover themselves.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
Birthday Parties:
wcs.org/birthdays
Bronx Zoo: 800-433-4149 bzeducation@wcs.org
Central Park Zoo: 212-439-6551 cpzbirthdayparties@wcs.org
New York Aquarium: 800-433-4149 nyaeducation@wcs.org
Prospect Park Zoo: 718-399-7339 x327 ppzbirthdayparties@wcs.org
Queens Zoo: 718-271-1500 x313 qzeducation@wcs.org
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., 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, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the 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. For more information, visit our website at wcs.org/education/programs, call 800-433-4149, or email edu@wcs.org. Use code NYMETRO for 10 percent off one week of camp!

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email rho@ymcanyc.org

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.

Sleepaway Camps

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.

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 six-week Saturday summer classes held at our Avenue L location.

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 newest technologies in film and composition! Our professional teachers, well-known experts in their fields, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Enroll today-registration is underway for summer.

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.

CODING SPACE (THE)
Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Park Slope,
929-352-1272

At Camp Coding Space, we create a space for students to foster a love of learning and embrace challenges through learning how to code in our project-based learning environment. Certain sessions include a field trip to a NYC-based tech company where campers present their projects and receive feedback from engineers!

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

Summer camp is designed for ages 4-10. We offer full- or half-day one-week sessions. Fast-paced, fun, and interactive, these learning adventures will captivate and entertain as they deliver meaningful lessons. Nine enrichment topics are explored. Math and English classes, computers, arts and crafts, puzzles, games, and yoga are offered.

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York
646-381-5166
Email camp@intrepidmuseum.org

Camp Intrepid is Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s full-day camp program where history and STEM come together! Winter, spring, and summer camp dates available. Sign up for daily or weekly sessions. Discounts available for museum members and early bird sign-ups. Camp groups also welcome!

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 22nd year of fun this June 24-Aug 2. Children in pre-K to seventh grade enjoy computers, art, music, movement, and drama. SCAMP hours are 9am-3pm with "Early Bird" care (8am) and "Late Bird" care (5pm) for additional fees.


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