UPDATED August 2018: Looking for a great day camp or summer day program in Westchester County? Fortunately, Westchester has almost every type of children’s day camp you could imagine. It boasts sports camps, theater camps, academic enrichment camps, nature camps, camps on college campuses…the list goes on and on! Of course, traditional summer day camps abound in Westchester County as well. And you’ve come to the right place to find the perfect summer camp for your child. NYMetroParents has a comprehensive directory of Westchester County day camps and summer programs for children. Here, you’ll find a wide range of summer programs for youth, with locations throughout Westchester, including day camps in Elsmford, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Mount Kisco, Hartsdale, Bronxville, Larchmont, Valhalla, Katonah, Chestnut Ridge, Mount Vernon, Ossining, White Plains, and Mamaroneck. We’ve also included some summer camps in nearby areas, including Greenwich, CT, and Pomona.
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10 Mill Road, New Rochelle
Tiffany Amaya and Ana Caldararo, directors
A theme-based camp program geared for younger children ages 2-4. Weekly themes include animals, bugs, transportation, at the shore, summer fun, and more. We have an air-conditioned facility and both indoor and outdoor play areas. Experienced staff are knowledgeable in early childhood. Our goal is to ensure your child has fun while learning and socializing. Runs from June 12- July 27, Monday-Thursday 9am–12pm.
ACRES OF ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMP AT ANN AND ANDY
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
Ann and Andy, family-owned and operated since 1973, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months-14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the Health Department. We offer an extensive campus, flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. We also have a tween travel camp for ages 11-14. We offer customized schedules, individualized attention, and hot lunches daily, as well as barbecue Fridays. All buildings are air-conditioned.
ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
Alcott School’s Summer Fun program offers a variety of schedules for children ages 2-5. The program is designed to be an enjoyable summer experience for the child attending for the first time or for the experienced preschooler. Weekly themes are incorporated into outdoor play, science and nature exploration, water play in sprinklers and water tables, open-ended art, tricycle riding, and group games. The multicultural program is enriched by early childhood music and nature specialists and staffed with experienced head teachers, assistants, and summer counselors. Visit us at alcottschool.org.
The Day Camp at Beth El provides a safe, fun-filled caring experience for children ages 2-8. We believe that a child's growth is a process involving physical, mental, emotional, and social development. We are eight weeks, and offer a large 30-feet-by-60-feet outdoor pool, sports with a professional coaching staff, and loads of special events. Registered nurse on premises all day! Kosher lunches and gluten-free options! Visit betheldaycamp.org or contact Julie Rockowitz at email@example.com for details.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER
351 Main St., Mt. Kisco
Entering its 23rd year, Summer Adventure Club is a four- or eight-week summer camp for children entering first-ninth grades. Located on 12 acres in Mt. Kisco, the camp offers onsite swimming, sports, outdoor games, arts and crafts, digital arts, game room, and dance. Campers enjoy special programming and events (STEM, inflatable waterslides, petting zoo, and Camp Olympics), and trips (Playland, adventure ropes course). Camp includes snack and lunch (prepared by Ladle of Love). Camp hours: 9am-4pm, early care at 8am and late care until 6pm. Call to register.
Located on an expansive 18-acre property in Armonk, Breezemont is nestled in its natural surroundings. Our campus maintains large green fields, towering trees, and a beautiful lake, which is a unique feature for a day camp. Complete with state-of-the-art facilities, Breezemont preserves the appearance of an overnight camp, while implementing a creatively robust day camp schedule. Heated swimming pools, and towel service provided. Hot lunch served daily. Pre- and post-childcare available. Snacks provided as well as door-to-door transportation. Ages 3-13.
Camp Pinebrook is a full-service camp for ages 4-8, infused with Jewish values and Shabbat programming, and is situated in 15 wooded acres in lower Westchester. We have outdoor and indoor activities including both instructional and free swim daily, athletics, arts and crafts, science, and music. Our instructional swim program has a ratio of three campers per lifeguard-certified swim instructor. Camp Pinebrook has two pools, athletic fields, a sports court, an amphitheater, and indoor air-conditioned activity space. Included in tuition is door-to-door transportation, towel service, and lunch.
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
Camp Ramaquois is “a day camp as complete as sleepaway camp,” situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts and athletic activities, boys and girls ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a five-acre crystalline lake, nine heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, a petting zoo, and special events. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.
Open the door to a delightful and meaningful summer of fun and learning for your bright, curious child! Challenge Camp is celebrating our 38th year of offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for bright, curious children ages 4-15. STEM and Arts courses ranging from 3Dprinting, coding, cooking, drones, magic, Minecraft, photography, robotics, theater, and many options in between. Including sports-swimming, and fencing! An ACA-accredited day camp-join us at our picturesque location in Hartsdale. Bus transportation and early or extended day options. For more information call 914-779-6024 or visit challengecamps.com.
We continue to add new programs to The Chapel School Summer Camps. TCS now has a morning and afternoon camp with a full day option for our popular Care Bear Camp for ages 3-6. New to TCS are Explorer Camp for ages 7-12, HS Test Prep and Sports Program, and Guitar and Suzuki Strings Camps. Returning camps include, sports (basketball, baseball, tennis, and soccer), cooking, art, cartooning, musical theater, Mad Science, and robotics. Families can customize their summer schedules registering for one week or all nine weeks, morning, afternoon, or all day.
CORBIN’S CRUSADERS DAY CAMP - FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 3 ½ –14
471 North St., Greenwich
In search for the perfect sports and adventure day camp with a traditional camp feel? Look no further! Join Corbin’s Crusaders Day Camp! Experience a summer alive with weekly tournaments and hidden adventure. Located at a beautiful 38-acre campus in Greenwich, CT. offering professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic instruction in various sports including: baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, and swimming. Our adventure program includes hiking, waterslides, skateboarding, and archery! Door-to-door transportation available from Manhattan, Westchester, and Connecticut, daily nutritious meals, and flexible schedules. Join us for one week or the entire summer. Partial weeks available.
Back by popular demand-Preschool Summer Warm-Up. June pre-camp programs. Workshops on June 7, 8 and 15, 9:30-11:30am. Week 1: June 11-14, 10:30am–12:30pm, week 2: June 18-21, 10:30am–12:30pm, week 3: June 25-28, 9:15–11:15am. Each week your child will create art based on a theme. Each day will include a snack and story. For ages 3-4. July weekly camp, July 9-Aug. 2, Monday-Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm for ages 3-5. Art Pals, July 10-Aug.2, 9:30-10:15am. August weekly camp, Aug 6-30, 9:30-11:30am for ages 4-10. Check our website or call for details!
GODDARD SCHOOL® (THE)
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
At The Goddard School®, summer is full of fun and learning! Energetic teams of teachers plan developmentally appropriate activities to instill a lifelong love of learning. Children are exposed to exciting learning opportunities in a safe and secure environment. Children march in playground parades, learn about creepy crawlies, send letters to pen pals, and enjoy splish-splash days. To discover how Goddard can make this summer your child’s best learning experience yet, visit goddardschool.com.
GREAT PLAY OF SCARSDALE
969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
Come visit the coolest gym in town at Great Play! Our high-energy, award-winning program helps kids develop motor, sports, and social skills, setting the stage for lifelong confidence and physical fitness, in our unique Interactive Gym™. We offer classes (ages 6 months-5½), camps and themed camps (ages 3-10) during summer! Camps are the perfect vacation activity combining hours of fun and play with significant developmental value! Themed camps include all the fun and games of our traditional programs, plus special contests (everyone wins something!)
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
For more than six decades, Green Chimneys has had a passion for educating children and honoring animals and nature. Thousands of families enjoy events and activities for all ages throughout the year such as Birds of Prey Day and Little Folk Farm Days. Innovative preschool and after-school programs serve children ages 3-12, and full-day summer camp programs provide outdoor excitement and lasting memories. Stroll through the Farm and Wildlife Center, visit the Country Store, or just stop by to take in the peaceful green setting.
GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
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Green Meadow Waldorf School offers infant-toddler and family programs, serves children from nursery through 12th grade, and runs popular summer programs. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the U.S., with about 350 students. Benefiting from discovery and play in our Early Childhood program, skill-building in our Lower School, and rigorous intellectual challenges in the High School, Green Meadow students go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and are known for their curiosity, confidence, resilience, and creativity.
The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp for children ages 4-14 offers programs filled with electives in fine arts, crafts, theater, music, and dance, as well as swimming, ice-skating, gymnastics, sports, and science. Guided by professional artists and educators, campers enjoy an adventure of self-exploration. Harvey's sprawling 125-acre campus provides a perfect setting for summer fun: an outdoor pool, indoor ice-skating rink, the state-of-the-art Walker Center for the Arts, open fields for sports, and shady pathways through our woods. The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp—Northern Westchester's best-kept secret in summer day camps.
HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
Programs for campers ages 18 months to 12 years are offered. The program features a full range of recreational activities, special events and trips, swim instruction, sports, and a splash-and-slide zone. Hudson has extended hours options for campers ages 18 months to 12 years, an optional catered lunch program, and an air-conditioned facility.
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York
An amazing summer awaits campers at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Campers in grades kindergarten-fifth explore themes like aviation, space exploration, and engineering during our fun-filled day camps. School break camps are now offered March 26–30 and April 2-6! Summer camps start June 25 and include themes like Tinker Time, Spy Science, and Superheroes: Time for Action! All camps are Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. For more information, call 646-381-5166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer children ages 5-13 will enjoy exciting, fun-filled days at the Iona College Day Camp. Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities and pristine college campus serves as the setting for an exciting summer. Your child will experience two periods of swimming daily led by members of our Iona college swim team. Our goal is to not only teach your children how to swim but to have them excel at swimming. Other activities include sports, dance, art, and music. Contact us at email@example.com.
The JCC of Mid Westchester has multiple day camps for children ages 2-15. Activities range from sports, arts, yoga, gymnastics, dance, performing arts, nature, and daily swimming lessons in our indoor swimming pool. Best of all, we utilize our extensive, fully air-conditioned, indoor facilities, as well as our outdoor facilities. This year we added boot camps and specialized one week programs in: Robotics, STEAM, SAT/Regents prep, dance and theater programs for toddlers, and more. Specialists and educators in their fields oversee all activities. jccmw.org. 914-472-3300.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for more than three decades! A step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. Programs include parent and child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3-12 years), Ninja Challenge, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
The Little School Summer Enrichment Program provides a preschool experience for ages 3-4. We create a climate of learning and fun which will further the development of each child socially, physically, and creatively. We strive to help each child adjust easily, strengthen values of cooperation, and have a positive group experience. Little School children swim and receive instruction during the week at the Scarsdale Pool. In everything we do, we promote each child’s positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities.
29 Elm St., Tuckahoe
Join Lil Chameleon for a themed, weekly, summer morning drop-off camp for ages 3-6. Children thrive engaging in arts and crafts, creativity, movement, group play, cooking, problem-solving, team work, science, exploration, and outdoor activities. Different themes bring a variety of fun. We'll close off our cafe and activity room for campers' exclusive use. Camp size limited to eight children each week. Check out our weekly themes and sample schedule to learn more about daily camp structure. Register now to save your lil one's spot! Contact us for a sibling discount.
MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
Summer at Milestone is an eight-week program with two-week sessions, full-day from 9am-5pm, or half-day from 9am-12pm, for children ages 2-8. A typical day for campers includes water play, outdoor play, arts and crafts, music, yoga, story time, cooking, and an introduction to reading through our phonics-based program. Children ages 4 and older enjoy outings in and around Westchester County. Biweekly themes guide a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, which encourage and promote learning through play, exploration, and fun.
MOSHOLU DAY CAMP
261 Arden Valley Road, Southfields
Mosholu Camps offer parents a quality program at a low cost. With a strong emphasis on developing new relationships and experiences, our traditional camp day is filled with dynamic activities. Located at Lake Cohasset in Harriman State Park, our staff is a spirited group of creative counselors, who offer encouragement and motivation to help strengthen the camper’s self-opinion, while developing their social, athletic, and academic skills. Campers participate in an array of activities such as swimming, music, arts, trips, archery, boating, dance, and sports. At Mosholu, we make memories!
Unlike any other Montessori school program, The Nurtury is a full-year program. The Nurtury's summer months are a wonderful continuation of the child's year. Continuity leads us to success. Our children start their day with a Montessori morning filled with academics which encourage all five academic areas. Then we splash into each afternoon with water play, science exploration, art appreciation, and team sports. Come see for yourself why a full-year program promotes each and every individual child's needs. Call for a tour today 914-632-6200.
Oasis Camp offers programs for children 3 years to sixth grade! With facilities in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey, Oasis features mature staff with low camper-to-staff ratio and a warm environment where kids can participate in activities tailored to their interests. The Early Start camp for kids 3 years to kindergarten offers sports, daily Red Cross swim, arts, dance, theater, and a Ready for September enrichment program. The Traditional Camp (first-sixth grades) provides campers with sports, crafts, theater, dance, and Red Cross Swim. Teen Travel has daily trips, team building, and overnights.
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months-5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.
Celebrating our 45th year and proud winner of the Westchester County Inspectors Choice Award! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children in kindergarten-ninth grades at the Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale. Campers design their own custom schedules from more than 50 exciting activities including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, photography, LEGOs, and sports. All courses taught by certified teachers in air-conditioned classrooms. Squire also operates an All-Sports and Tennis Academy. Hot lunch, T-shirt, early drop-off included. Transportation, extended day, and three-, four-, or seven-week sessions.
Summer Stars is the perfect place for your child's first camp experience. Friendships and children grow as they engage in fun, stimulating summer activities. Campers are engaged in activities including sports, music, art, story time, water play, and special theme days. Our new playground features life-sized playhouses, a garden, and two climbing structures. We offer a three-day option for ages 18-30 months and a five-day option for ages 2-5 years from June 25-Aug. 10. Ages 3-5 may choose a half-day, 9am-12pm option or a full-day option from 9am-2pm.
TEATOWN LAKE RESERVATION
1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp is jam-packed with adventure, discovery, and hands-on fun in the outdoors. We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks, and exploring natural habitats all summer long! Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in four two-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters children’s innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship in Teatown’s abundant meadows, forests, lakes, and streams.
TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
Temple Israel Center Nursery School offers summer fun for young children in a warm and nurturing environment rich with Jewish culture and traditions. Join us for a spectacular, developmentally appropriate summer for children ages 2-5. Children participate in group games, sports, music, outdoor water play, art, dance, movement, cooking, and nature. We have special themed weeks and weekly Shabbat celebrations. Early drop-off and lunch options available. The camp runs from June 25–Aug. 8, 2018.
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
Founded in 1969, the Summer Challenge has been a source of joy, entertainment, enlightenment, and playful fun for boys and girls ages 3½-14. Stop by and see our sports field, basketball court, and new playground! Door-to-door transportation and lunch are included. With an instructional pool on-site, swim instruction and recreational swim are major components of the program.
Run by The Children’s Aid Society, Wagon Road is a day camp for all children. A diverse group of campers enjoys a comprehensive program of Red Cross swim instruction, horsemanship, adventure ropes course, sports, dance, music, drama, cooking, nature study, and arts and crafts. Campers are organized in small groups with two counselors. We offer overnights with special evening activities and flexible enrollment plans. Fees are reasonable and include lunch and snacks. Transportation is available at central pickup locations, as well as early drop-off and extended day.
WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave for GPS purposes.)
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
WJC’s Early Childhood Camp Program provides a fun summer experience in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Early Childhood teachers and teen counselors gear activities to the needs of our young campers, ages 2-5. Dance, music, art, soccer, cooking, yoga, nature, science, outdoor and water play fill the days. Examples of special weekly events that round out the schedule might include: petting zoos, puppet shows, PJ Library Story Time and Sing-Along, and “Truck Day.” Six-week program offered with flexible enrollment available. Call 914-698-2767 for more information.
Westchester Summer Day (WSD) located on the Long Island Sound offers an unmatched summer experience where children have fun, learn, and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. Our highly-trained and caring staff include teachers, sports and art specialists, lifeguards, and a full-time nurse. Our professional staff work together to ensure that each child is happy all summer long. WSD promotes Jewish values and engages children in a host of fun activities within the framework of the modern orthodox tradition. WSD provides nutritious, kosher lunch and snacks daily.
WHITE PLAINS FAMILY YMCA
250 Mamaroneck Ave.,
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Whether your child is a nature enthusiast, an aspiring chef, or an athlete, we’ve got the camp for you! With locations at the White Plains YMCA Camp Combe, and our Community Camp-both in Northern Westchester, our camps provide an environment where your child can grow and learn, and maybe one day be one of our counselors! All camps have inclusion specialists on staff. Swimming lessons, field trips, STEM, art, and zip lining! The Y turns nobody away for financial need-we are here for our community!
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
Bronx Zoo: 800-433-4149 email@example.com
Central Park Zoo: 212-439-6551 firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Aquarium: 800-433-4149 email@example.com
Prospect Park Zoo: 718-399-7339 x327 firstname.lastname@example.org
Queens Zoo: 718-271-1500 x313 email@example.com
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! Campers will enjoy up-close animal experiences, age appropriate, hands-on STEM activities, in-depth exhibit visits, and take a special trip on our Wild Asia Monorail. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.