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.


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UPDATED November 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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92Y CAMPS
1395 Lexington Ave., New York
212-415-5573
Email [email protected]

Located on a 50-acre Rockland County campground and just 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge, our traditional day camp has created lasting memories for six decades. Families enjoy our flexible schedules and dozens of activities. We provide round-trip, luxury coach bus transportation with convenient pickups. Intensives are also available.

CAMP CLIO
Held at YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook, CT,
984-439-2308

Camp Clio offers a unique experience for adopted children, ages 9-14 (15-16 are in the LIT/CIT Program). Our two-week program Aug. 4-17 will celebrate its eighth summer at a new camp-YMCA Camp Jewell. Camp Clio campers and counselors share the intimacy and safety of being in cabins with only other adopted campers.

CBE KIDS DAY CAMPS
718-768-3814 x210
Email [email protected]

Summers at CBE Kids Day Camps are packed with a wide range of fun activities! We offer three unique day camp experiences for campers entering kindergarten-ninth grade: Elementary Day Camp, Hebrew Immersion Day Camp, and Travel Camp. We welcome campers and families from all faiths and backgrounds.

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 [email protected]

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!

LEARNATORY (THE)
St. Joseph’s College 245 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn
347-787-0435
Email [email protected]

Looking for the perfect combination of summertime recreation and academic enrichment? The Learnatory STEAM Super Summer Camp offers building and coding robots, game design, spa science, culinary arts, and LEGO engineering-with optional math and ELA tutoring for kids 7-16.

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.

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.

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email [email protected]

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.

Day Camps

92Y CAMPS
1395 Lexington Ave., New York
212-415-5573
Email [email protected]

Located on a 50-acre Rockland County campground and just 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge, our traditional day camp has created six decades of lasting memories. Families enjoy our flexible schedules, dozens of activities, and luxury bus transportation with convenient pickups. Intensives and NYC-based summer programs are also available.

CBE KIDS DAY CAMPS
718-768-3814 x210
Email [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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!

LEARNING EXPERIENCE (THE)
412 Kings Highway , Brooklyn
718-627-7340 845-608-4251
Email [email protected]

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.

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.

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.

TRAIL BLAZERS
394 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn
212-529-5113
Email [email protected]

Come outside and play, adventure awaits! Since 1887, Trail Blazers campers have connected to nature and each other with staff from around the world! Whether at Brooklyn Day Camp (grades pre-K-fifth) or Overnight Camp (grades kindergarten-10th), your camper is sure to unplug from the screens and have a memorable summer!

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th Avenue and 74th Street),
718-238-7676
Email [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn




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, special access to our amazing exhibits, and age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.

TRAIL BLAZERS
394 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn
212-529-5113
Email [email protected]

Come outside and play, adventure awaits! Since 1887, Trail Blazers campers have connected to nature and each other with staff from around the world! Whether at Brooklyn Day Camp (grades pre-K-fifth) or Overnight Camp (grades kindergarten-10th), your camper is sure to unplug from the screens and have a memorable summer!

Specialty Camps

ART'S HOUSE SCHOOLS OF MUSIC, DANCE & FINE ART
1003 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
718-996-2000
Email [email protected]

Art's House Schools' July Dance and Music session, welcomes children to try something new for the summer or get ready for their fall lessons. Music and dance intensive programs prepare students for junior and high school specialized testing. Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, acro/tumbling, contemporary, piano, guitar, and voice.

BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL
126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn
718-638-5660
Email [email protected]

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.

BROOKLYN SPORTS & THEATRE CAMP
718-745-7776

Our camps offer two beautiful gyms and a state-of-the-art auditorium. Theatre Camp includes play acting, mime, singing and dancing and puts on a new production every two weeks! Sports Camp offers basketball, soccer, and tennis (three tennis courts on site), volley ball, bowling, and arts and crafts.

CAMP CLIO
Held at YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook, CT,
984-439-2308

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 [email protected]

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.

CBE KIDS DAY CAMPS
718-768-3814 x210
Email [email protected]

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.

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!

COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY
One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor
516-367-5170
Email [email protected]

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center is the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education. Each summer since 1985 our laboratory classrooms have filled with students participating in five-day science camps. Fun, challenging programs guided by experienced teachers for science enthusiasts entering sixth-12th grade.

CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE
1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn
718-935-9700
Email [email protected]

The time has come for young artists (ages 3-8) to unleash their imagination and learn about African-rooted music and dance from across the Diaspora! Join us this summer as we explore our creative voices through four exciting weeks of dance and movement, song, percussion, and a variety of visual art forms.

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 [email protected]

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!

LEARNATORY (THE)
St. Joseph’s College 245 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn
347-787-0435
Email [email protected]

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!

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.

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.

NEW YORK SURF SCHOOL
Rockaway Beach ,
718-916-5359
Email [email protected]

Kids, teens, and adult surf camp is available from June 17-Sept. 20 at Rockaway Beach, NYC. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced sessions are offered. Easy to reach from all parts of Brooklyn. Become part of the greatest lifestyle on earth! Surfing is one of New York’s best kept secrets.

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

The Park Slope Day Camp has programs for every camper. Our Traditional Camp is great for a well-rounded summer experience, Sports Academy is perfect for campers interested an athletic environment, and Cirque d'Ete is a performance experience where children explore their imagination and skills to put on a show for their families.

SCHOOL AT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER (THE)
3 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
718-624-8400
Email [email protected]

The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center offers summer programs for all levels. Day camps for ages 6-13, teen workshops, and creative dance for ages 4-6. Students develop their passion for dance in a positive, nurturing environment, exploring new dance styles or learning Mark Morris’ repertory directly from MMDG company members.

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 [email protected]

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.

STUYVESANT HEIGHTS MONTESSORI, EMMANUEL MONTESSORI OF CLINTON HILL
644 Macdonough St. 36 St. James Place,
347-241-7305
Email [email protected] / [email protected]

Our summer camp programs allow campers to experience a variety of specialized camps at one location. Campers will work with expert instructors in soccer, tennis, and basketball, learn about life on the stage with Broadway Babies, learn to build as they work with professional carpenters, and explore the joy of cooking.

TRAIL BLAZERS
394 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn
212-529-5113
Email [email protected]

Come outside and play, adventure awaits! Since 1887, Trail Blazers campers have connected to nature and each other with staff from around the world! Whether at Brooklyn Day Camp (grades pre-K-fifth) or Overnight Camp (grades kindergarten-10th), your camper is sure to unplug from the screens and have a memorable summer!

URBAN EXPLORERS DAY CAMP
38-32 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn
718-951-9732
Email [email protected]

Urban Explorers offers music, dance, art, basketball, football, soccer and karate clinics, science, swimming, zumba, and yoga. We also go on weekly trips (museums, movies, amusement parks, bowling, shows, farms, and zoos). Door-to-door transportation, instruction, trips, lunch, and all that we offer is included in our tuition.

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

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, creative writing, nature, chess, and recreational arts. Three-, four-, and seven-week sessions are offered.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn




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, special access to our amazing exhibits, and age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities.

YOUNG JUDAEA SPROUT BROOKLYN DAY CAMP
575 Eighth Ave., 11th Floor , New York
917-595-1500 x221

Sprout Brooklyn STEM Camp in partnership with #BIGIDEA is bring Israeli innovation to Brooklyn. We are the ultimate camp for tweens entering fifth-eighth grade. Each day blends technology workshops with traditional camp activities in the spirit of Israel’s high-tech industry. Programs include: Lego Robotics, 3D Modeling, Game Development, Video Editing, and Unplugged Time.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF BROOKLYN
718-951-9732/800-DAY-CAMP (329-2267)

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun summers for thousands of youngsters, ages 4-15. Our philosophy is to “grow” children intellectually, physically, and spiritually in a fun environment. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, natural science, academics, educational and recreational field trips, and special events.


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