• Best Day Camps In The City

    Our big guide to the best day camps for kids in NYC for summer 2015

    By New York Family

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    • 14th Street Y
      14th Street Y

      The 14th Street Y has programming partnerships with Amas Musical Theatre, MCC Theater, and the Red Fern Theatre Company to create a Teen Theater Summer Institute. Students entering grades 6-12 can learn from musical theater, acting, and theater for social justice experts. Classes will include physical theater, script analysis, and training for high school theater auditions. The program will conclude with a student performance in their Off Broadway Theater for family and friends. 14streety.org/teens

    • MAGIC Activity Center
      MAGIC Activity Center

      Summer Days Camp at MAGIC circles the globe this summer. For children 2 to 6 years, each week is dedicated to a different country which provides the theme that ties together a wide-range of fun, educational activities based on the STEAM global initiative. Children use MAGIC’S fully equipped preschool classrooms as well as a state-of–the-art gym. Of course, there is plenty of outdoor play and sports on MAGIC’s private rooftop playground.
      Camp Weeks: June 1-August 28. Only a 2 week non-consecutive minimum required, with half and full day options available. Flexible scheduling, maximum fun…all with an educational twist! 74magic.com

    • 92 Y
      92 Y

      Summer fun from the people who know kids best: 92nd Street Y’s day camps for ages 5-14, in a beautiful country setting just 20 minutes from the GW bridge, with convenient pick-ups from multiple Manhattan locations, with new pick-ups in Brooklyn. Programs include sports, arts, film, jewelry, martial arts, swimming, cooking, music, drama and much more, all designed and lead by the childhood development experts at 92Y. Young campers (3-5 years old) attend in Manhattan. With special needs camps, camps for teens and two-week sleep away camps, 92Y Camps are dedicated to providing the best summer experience for kids of all ages and stages.

    • A Montessori Summer
      A Montessori Summer

      A montessori Summer
      A Montessori Summer is for children ages 3.5-14. The program emphasizes outdoor actives, and each week provides the students with a trip day away from campus. Typical outings include museums, the aquarium, the beach, the park, a wildlife preserve and the botanical gardens. A Montessori Summer is the perfect place for campers to enjoy and share new experiences, a rich variety of activities including swimming instruction, athletics, visual and performing arts, and outdoor adventures. bhmsny.org/programs/summer

    • Abrons Art Center
      Abrons Art Center

      Ignite your child's creative spark this summer at the Abrons Arts Center! We offer innovative and transformational learning experiences in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Youth will participate in an exchange with professional artists and arts-workers while unpacking the artistic process. Through the construction of meaningful responses, we encourage risk taking, bold statements, experimentation, collaboration, and embrace curiosity. Camp enrollment is offered in seven, five, four, or two-week sessions. Extended day classes provide additional opportunities for arts learning and deepen creative exploration. abronsartscenter.org

    • Adults & Children in Trust (ACT)
      Adults & Children in Trust (ACT)

      Campers enjoy spacious grounds, extensive indoor and outdoor facilities, an eight-week program, extended hours, theme-based programming and a diverse community. Engaging ACTivities include trips, arts & crafts, sports, performances and entertainment. No need to bus your child away from your neighborhood for sun, shady trees, and open spaces! Their 11-acre oasis in Manhattan brings the country to the city and allows children to garden, eat under the shade of maple trees, play in multiple indoor and outdoor arenas and create art in their 5 studios on the expansive property of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. actprograms.org

    • Advantage Tennis
      Advantage Tennis

      Advantage All-City Tennis, Sports & Arts Camp are for children ages 6 -15, from mid June for 12 weeks at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club and adjacent pool, gym, and athletic fields, plus nearby additional outdoor courts. Easily reached by tram, subway or car. Optional transportation provided. Directed by Gordon Kent and Xavier Luna, with artist Bonnie Lane, it is the City's oldest established tennis junior development program. Players improve through quality instruction, practice and competition and having fun with friends. Campers round out the day with swimming, arts and crafts, and field sports. A general camp option is available. advantagecamps.net

    • Applause

      For ten weeks over the summer, Camp Applause gives children entering kindergarten through grade 11 a chance to hone their skills and get in touch with their theatrical side. Taught by professional actors, Camp Applause offers classes such as singing, acting, dance, costume and set design, improv, as well as theater games and appearances by Broadway stars. applauseny.com

    • Asphalt Green
      Asphalt Green

      For over two decades, Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp has formed millions of memories for campers while meeting that unique age-appropriate physical, mental, behavioral and social milestones parents want. Their camp is offered at two state-of-the-art Manhattan campuses -- Upper East Side and Battery Park City – for kids ages 4-13 years. Campers experience fun, active-filled days including swimming, a variety of sports, arts, weekly field trips, special events and more! Air-conditioned bus service is available from designated stops throughout the City. asphaltgreen.org

    • Arsenal Soccer Camp
      Arsenal Soccer Camp

      Arsenal Soccer Schools launched in New York on Randall’s Island and several other U.S. locations last summer. The week-long camps—offered in both day and sleepaway options—give sporty boys and girls ages 7-17 the chance of a lifetime to “Learn to Play the Arsenal Way.” Coached by qualified and skilled instructors, the camps will employ the same training philosophies that actual Arsenal coaches use with the legendary British “football” team across the pond. playthearsenalwayusa.com

    • Art Farm
      Art Farm

      The Art Farm in the City offers programs for children to interact with live animals and connect with them through hands-on experience. Our eco-friendly facility is a nurturing space where children are taught how to care for animals and the planet. The Art Farm Summer Camp features cooking, arts and crafts, swimming at the 92nd St Y, soccer with Super Soccer Stars, animal care classes, and weekly themed activities, and field trips! Children ages 3-8 are sure to enjoy their full range of activities, and create lasting memories. Their flexible registration gives parents the opportunity to book by week, or register for the entire 8-week Summer Camp program. theartfarms.org/

    • Atlantic Acting
      Atlantic Acting

      Atlantic students spend their summer days forming a theater ensemble and rehearse a performance project or play. Each program culminates in a final workshop presented to an audience of family and friends. Younger students weave theater, music and theater related arts and crafts together as they learn about different styles of performance. Young Creators rehearse an adapted musical play. Young Actors explore technique, scenes and monologues and create their own mini commercial film project. Teens delve into a 4-week pre-college intensive that prepares them for the exciting rigors of theater conservatory training and life. atlanticactingschool.org/atlantic-summer-camp

    • Avenues: The World School
      Avenues: The World School

      Avenues is excited to offer their signature immersion programs for a total of four fun-filled weeks of language learning in both Spanish and Chinese. For rising pre-K through sixth grade students, camp will run from 9am to 3pm daily, with before- and after-care available. avenues.org

    • Aviator Summer Camp
      Aviator Summer Camp

      Summer camp is a place for building new relationships, making new memories, having great experiences and days filled with smiles and laughter. Campers will be separated into groups by age, for days filled with everything our 175,000-square-ft facility has to offer. Their low counselor to camper ratios ensure your child is safe and smiling all day. Whether your child attends Aviator for 1 week or 9 weeks, spending the summer with us will be a summer your child never forgets! Multi-week bundle and sibling discounts as well as transportation, early drop off and late pickup options are available. aviatorsports.com

    • Ballet Academy East
      Ballet Academy East

      Summer sessions at Ballet Academy East are available for children of all ages from 18 months to 19 years. Classes for younger dancers include a variety of different activities that work as an introduction into the many different styles of dance. balletacademyeast.com

    • Bank Street Summer Camp
      Bank Street Summer Camp

      Like the School for Children, The Bank Street Summer Camp fosters emotional, physical and ethical growth within campers, by using educational professionals to help them develop their own personalities and individual voices through love of play, creativity, and collaboration. Through experiential education, they seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community, and the larger population, in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. Camp celebrates the individual child, creating a positive camp culture and zest for living that encourages exploration and problem solving. bankstreet.edu/summer-camp/

    • Young Judaea Sprout Lake
      Young Judaea Sprout Lake

      Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake is where Jewish camping is done best! Their unique camp combines activities like sports, horseback riding, hip hop dancing, water polo, and hiking with a warm, nurturing environment, and a program enriched with love of Israel and Judaism. And if that’s not enough, their summer-long MADIMOW (Making A Difference In My Own Way) curriculum inspires our campers to take on social action missions and change the world. youngjudaea.org

    • Be Lingual
      Be Lingual

      Campers, ages 3 to 7, at Be Lingual can participate in Spanish Fun, Friends & Discoveries summer camp, an immersion Spanish program where a team of dedicate language experts assist children in improving their Spanish skills. Activities include academic enrichment, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, cooking demonstrations, movement and dance, music, and local trips. belinguallanguages.com

    • Steve and Kate's Camp
      Steve and Kate's Camp

      Steve and Kate's Camp conforms to kids, not the other way around! Instead of a rigid structure, they give campers choice. Instead of teaching kids the typical way, they give them tools and gentle guidance to help them become autodidacts, people who teach themselves. The difference is subtle–and it’s profound. You can buy a whole summer membership or you can purchase as many day passes as you want. Use the passes whenever. Didn’t use them? No sweat. They’ll give you a full refund for unused passes. And best of all, you don’t even have to tell them when you’re coming. steveandkatescamp.com

    • Beth Sholom
      Beth Sholom

      Beth Sholom Day Camp, which is located in Roslyn Heights, NY, lets kids ages 3-14 try new things, build friendships, and discover their passions. Activities include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, music, and more! This summer program also keeps campers entertained with weekly special events with themes like Olympics and Carnival. Plus, this summer, Beth Sholom will offer before and after care! Parents that need morning supervision for their kids before the camp day begins, and/or supervision in the afternoon, can take advantage of this program. bethsholomdaycamp.com

    • Book Nook
      Book Nook

      New York City is one of the most incredible places in the world, and we are lucky enough to call it our home. This summer, Book Nook will explore the streets, bridges, landmarks, and attractions that make New York City a cultural and creative epicenter. Each week will focus on a specific aspect that makes this remarkable city so unique. Some locations and landmarks we will be learning about are Central Park, the MoMA, Broadway, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, New York’s bridges, Rockefeller Center, and much more. booknooknyc.com

    • Boys and Girls Harbor Conservancy
      Boys and Girls Harbor Conservancy

      The music, dance, and theater programs at the Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory combine classical arts training with the culture of Harlem. The Conservatory is an essential part of the Harbor’s education philosophy, using the arts to enhance the educational experience. theharbor.org

    • Caedmon School
      Caedmon School

      The Caedmon School’s Discovery Camp takes full advantage of the fun and educational sights and scenes that New York City has to offer. With five camp groups for ages 2-12 and specific, age-appropriate field trips, the five boroughs become an exploratory playground for curious kids. Children will get to experience NYC icons like the Empire State Building and Coney Island, as well as the Liberty Science Center and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! caedmondiscoverycamp.org

    • Chelsea Piers
      Chelsea Piers

      From ice-skating to golf, from soccer to bowling, Chelsea Piers offers 16 specialty summer sports camps for kids ages 3-17. Every day, children get the chance to try an activity that’s outside of their core sport. Other fun and educational activities include Harbor Cruises aboard a U.S. Coast Guard-certified vessel and appearances by professional athletes. Plus, campers enrolled in the Urban Adventure program make visits to off-site locations and also get the chance to kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and sail on the Hudson. chelseapiers.com

    • Columbia Grammer (CGPS)
      Columbia Grammer (CGPS)

      Join CGPS for summer fun, June15th- July 24th (9am - 3pm : Monday - Friday), for children 4-8 years of age. There are 3- and 6-week sessions available. Located on the campus of Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, the camp is state-of-the-art and air-conditioned, with indoor facilities, three individual playgrounds, and a 60-foot indoor, heated swimming pool. Activities include: daily instructional and free swim, water play, team games, theme week celebrations, and more! cgps.org/camp

    • Cool Creations at the Mandell School
      Cool Creations at the Mandell School

      At Cool Creations, each week of camp is dedicated to a different STEM project that is both fun and engaging. Campers explore and tackle a variety of situations and use their math and general problem-solving skills to address them. Through projects like designing a playground, rocket building, crafting video games and programming their own robots, students will experience what it would be like to be an architect, aerospace engineer, industrial engineer, and video game programmer. Every day campers also have ample opportunity to do the things that are typically done in a summer camp such as swimming, field trips, sports, games and other fun physical activities. mandellschool.org

    • Corlears Summer Science Camp
      Corlears Summer Science Camp

      Summer Science Camp at Corlears School, designed for children ages 3-10, celebrates the science of nature during their three two-week sessions. Campers explore animal and plant habitats, learn about composting, watch birds in Central Park, and engage in science-related art and music. Kids also get free-play time outside. corlearsschool.org

    • The Craft Studio
      The Craft Studio

      Children can craft, paint, sculpt, design, and decorate at The Craft Studio’s June Art mini-camp. Great for ages 3 and up, the studio also offers summer afternoon programs in July and August in which kids can take part in crafting and games. On Fridays, snack and juice are served to start the weekend right. craftstudionyc.com

    • Dalton Summer
      Dalton Summer

      Dalton offers campers several different options for kids of all ages including an expansive day camp filled with music, art, sports, and theme days as well as an exhilarating Sports Camp, and Tiger Camp for campers ages 6-11. Campers will also get to participate in age-appropriate field trips. Flexibility is honored at Dalton, as both full and half-day programs are available as well as pro-rating. dalton.org

    • Digital Media Academy
      Digital Media Academy

      Digital Media Academy offers a wide range of tech camps from video game programming to 3D art animation. Campers will gain access to the latest tools and software. There are four different sessions throughout the summer. Camp for ages 6-12 is located in Eastchester at Concordia College, while sessions for teenagers are located at either NYU or Marymount. digitalmediaacademy.org

    • Discovery Programs
      Discovery Programs

      Discovery Camps are designed for active and fun-loving children of all ages. For 2s and ages 3-4, they have two camps in the morning running 9am to 12-1pm. Campers enjoy sprinkler rooftop play, art, science, movement, music, dramatic play, gym time, and a lunchbox meal. Parents can choose 2, 3, or 5 days a week over two summer sessions. For children ages 5-10, they have Discovery Stars where campers create and perform their own play. For the more athletic minded, we have Gymnastics Camp (age 5-10) and Parkour camp (age 7-11) from 1:00-4:00pm- 2 week sessions available. discoveryprograms.com

    • Downtown Day Camps
      Downtown Day Camps

      Both Junior (grades K-3) and Senior (grades 4-8) day camps are offered through Manhattan’s Downtown Day Camps program. Activities are tailored to age groups and interests. With an array of art, aquatic, and athletic programs as well as electives and field trips, campers are immersed, engaged, and energized while they learn and play. manhattanyouth.org

    • Drake Bennett Summer School
      Drake Bennett Summer School

      Drake Bennett Summer School provides kids with the fundamental skills needed to prepare them for the new school year. The 20-day sessions during July and August include classes such as multisensory literacy, multisensory math, science lab, drama, art, and sports. A hot vegetarian lunch is provided in addition to five daily recess periods and chess and puzzle time. Different tracks are offered for students’ naturally varying levels of ability. drakebennett.org

    • Dwight Summer Day Camp
      Dwight Summer Day Camp

      The range of activities and sports is extensive and customized for different age groups at Dwight Summer Day Camp: Early Childhood Division (ages 1-5), Rookie Camp (ages 4-6), Semi-pro camp (ages 6-8), and Pro Camp (ages 9-13). Programs include 2D and 3D art, game design, circus arts, music, movement/dance, yoga, swimming, fencing, basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, and more. The camp offers age-appropriate day and overnight trips and an indoor swimming pool. dwightsummercamp.org

    • Eastside Tae Kwon Do
      Eastside Tae Kwon Do

      If you’re looking for a great half-day camp, East Side Tae Kwon Do is offering specialty programs like Ninja, Far East Movement, Samurai, and Forms Unleashed, for ages 5 and older. Little ones will learn safe fighting techniques and physical movement in addition to Eastern arts such as calligraphy, origami, and Zen gardening. eastsidetaekwondo.com

    • EBL Coaching
      EBL Coaching

      EBL Coaching's 3-Week Summer Skills Building Programs for students in grades preK-5 uses research-based, multi-sensory techniques to help students develop their reading, writing, and math skills. EBL also offers 3-Week Summer Strategy Programs for middle and high school students to teach strategies for effective test taking, note taking, organization, and time management. Sessions are held in June, July, and August at their Upper East Side location. Specialized programs for students with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD are also offered, and one-on-one home and on-site tutoring is available year-round. eblcoaching.com

    • Edith and Carl Marks JCC of Bensonhurst
      Edith and Carl Marks JCC of Bensonhurst

      The JCC of Bensonhurst offers children ages 2-14 the opportunity to develop a deeper connection to Jewish culture through weekly Shabbat programs, songs and stories, and a spirited and creative approach to bring Judaism to life. Home base is either at the Marks JCH building or an outdoor site on Staten Island, and activities include arts and crafts, cooking, swimming, athletics, dramatic play, creative play, and Israeli culture. jchb.org

    • Educational Alliance Preschool
      Educational Alliance Preschool

      Educational Alliance Preschool has a summer session for children ages 2-5 that introduces little ones to studio arts such as photography, sculpting, and painting; creative movement such as yoga, gymnastics, and martial arts; culinary arts; sensory exploration; music; and outdoor play. edalliance.org/preschool

    • Fastbreak Kids
      Fastbreak Kids

      Why pick one sport when you can go to camp and play multiple sports? Fastbreak Kids offers an outdoor sports program for flag football, baseball, and soccer, and an indoor program where kids can play basketball, dodgeball, and gaga (Israeli dodge ball). This camp is offered on a weekly or daily basis for ages 5-9. fastbreakkids.com

    • French Institute Alliacne Francais
      French Institute Alliacne Francais

      At the French Institute Alliance Francais’ Summer Day Camp programs, kids of all ages will be able to explore everything the French culture has to offer and improve their language skills. The programs include à petits pas for ages 1–4; à petits pas Mini Summer Fun: Les petits explorateurs for ages 3-4; Summer Fun in French: Les explorateurs for ages 5–10; Immersion for Teens for ages 11–17; and French Cultural Fun & Discoveries for ages 11–14. fiaf.org

    • Fieldston Outdoors
      Fieldston Outdoors

      Fieldston Outdoors, a program of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, is a six-week Co-ed day camp for ages 5-12 years. The program offers a full range of activities, including art, physical education, swimming, dance/movement, nature study, gardening and music. Fieldston Outdoors offers a special focus on the environment, nature and the Hudson River, which campers learn about through songs, stories, folklore and crafts presented by staff specialists and visiting artists. ecfs.org/summer.aspx

    • Fusion Academy
      Fusion Academy

      Fusion Academy is a revolutionary accredited private middle and high school where one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. With one student and one teacher per classroom, curriculum and teaching styles are completely personalized. Their flexible scheduling creates a summer school that won’t take away summer fun. Students can enroll at any time, and take classes at a time of day that works best for them. Whether you want to catch up, get ahead, or take a class for fun, they’ve got you covered. Earn class credit with great elective options including arts, music, and yoga. FusionSummer.com

    • Green Ivy
      Green Ivy

      Green Ivy Summer Camps offers a variety of summer programs for children from preschoolers to teenagers. Engaging and educational summer day camps, theater, robotics, arts, filmmaking, and science camps can all be found in our two downtown locations! Battery Park Montessori in South BPC offers a Montessori-inspired summer day camp for ages 2-6. Pine Street School in the heart of the Financial District offers a summer day camp with an international flair for ages 2-9. Pine Street School also hosts the best of NYC’s kids programming for children of all ages, all in a convenient location for FiDi commuters! greenivyschools.com

    • Gymboree Play & Music
      Gymboree Play & Music

      For up to three days a week during the summer months, Gymboree Play & Music runs Bubble Camp for children ages 3-5 with a fun theme. From literature and pre-writing to numbers and scientific exploration, the program’s offerings will help kids master the concepts needed for successful school-age learning. gymboreeclasses.com

    • Gymtime

      Gymtime offers three summer camps—gymnastics for girls, sports for boys, and Summer Breeze day camp for toddlers. The gymnastics camp is offered for ages 5 and up and additional activities during the day include yoga, cooking, art, music, and outdoor activities. At the sports camp, boys will learn the fundamentals of gymnastics, yoga, Tae Kwon Do, and take part in organized sports. The Summer Breeze campers (ages 2-4) will get the opportunity to explore everything Gymtime has to offer. This includes activities in the gym, kitchen, library, and outdoors. gymtime.net

    • Harlem School of the Arts
      Harlem School of the Arts

      The Harlem School of the Arts offers a summer of fun in the arts for children ages 4-12. At ARTScape Summer Day Camp campers enjoy a variety of classes in 5 different art forms: music, dance, theatre, visual art, and musical theatre. Weekly trips to NYC’s cultural destinations and afternoon activities highlight their three 2-week sessions. Each session culminates with a showing for campers and their families. Their dedicated staff return year after year to help campers develop their skills in the arts, all while making lifelong memories. hsanyc.org

    • Handwork Studio
      Handwork Studio

      The Handwork Studio offers kids 3-16 creative, educational ways to learn the tradition of needle arts and machine sewing from the likes of professional artists, instructors, and skilled teachers. The camp’s New York locations are at Friends Seminary in Manhattan and Brooklyn Craft Company in Greenpoint. thehandworkstudio.com

    • Hewitt Summer Clubhouse
      Hewitt Summer Clubhouse

      The Hewitt Summer Clubhouse, a coed day camp for children entering Kindergarten through grade 5. The Hewitt Summer Clubhouse camp offers fun filled weeks of swim, trips, sports, and specialty programming. Campers enjoy two days of instruction and open swimming, activities including chess, sports, art, and photography. With Central Park as our backyard and a play rooftop, campers will have plenty of outdoor fun! Weekly day trips include Brooklyn Bridge Park, Rye Playland, Museum of Moving Image and more. hewittschool.org

    • Sheridan Fencing
      Sheridan Fencing

      Sheridan Fencing Academy runs camps throughout the year, some dedicated to introducing new students to the sport, and others designed to improve the performance of competitive athletes. They offer several different camp options for different levels of fencing experience. sheridanfencing.com

    • HudsonWay Immerson School
      HudsonWay Immerson School

      HudsonWay's Immersion Summer Camps provide an opportunity for our continuing students to deepen their language skills in a variety of unique themes related to each region, while also providing a great way for new students to experience immersion for the first time. Campers will be grouped by age and/or ability. HWIS Immersion Summer Camps are not only language immersion, but cultural immersion as well. Each weekly session allows campers the opportunity to explore a specific Mandarin or Spanish-speaking region in depth – including its art, architecture, food, music, and dance. The program features the implementation of a newly developed project, theme-based unit of study. Campers will engage in hands-on, multicultural activities aligned to the introduction and strengthening of the target language, creative writing, science, and mathematics skills.. hwis.org/academics/programs/summercamp/

    • HYPOTHEkids

      HYPOTHEkids (Hk), a 501c3 organization, is a K-12 STEM education initiative of Harlem Biospace. The 10 Week Summer Science Program, taught by Columbia University affiliate d faculty and students, for K-6 students lays the foundations for biomedical engineering, structural design, and green energy. hypothekids.org

    • iD Tech Camps
      iD Tech Camps

      iD Tech offers summer programs for students, ages 6 -18, about tech, programming, robotics, game design, and more. This [\premier summer tech camp for kids and teens have various locations around New York City. idtech.com

    • International School of Brooklyn
      International School of Brooklyn

      For students, Pre-K to grade 4, IBS offers French and Spanish Language Immersion programs. Through hands-on and creative activities, students of all language levels advance their skills, in group sizes of 12-15 children and 2-3 teachers. Themes of the week include fairy tales, starry night, science, around the world, and superheroes. isbrooklyn.org/enrichment/isbsummer

    • JCC Day Camp @ Pearl River
      JCC Day Camp @ Pearl River

      The JCC Day Camp @ Pearl River offers campers 5-12 years old an exceptional summer experience on our beautiful, lush campground just 35 minutes away. It’s everything you’ve come to expect from the JCC-great programming, dedicated staff, and serious fun! jccmanhattan.org

    • Jodi's Gym
      Jodi's Gym

      The half-day summer camp program at Jodi’s Gym offers flexible scheduling for ages 3-5. Children spend the morning learning the fundamentals of gymnastics while also enjoying music, art, story time, games, and lunch. From air castle bouncy time to parachute play to freeze dance, kids will develop motor skills and confidence throughout the summer. A Tiny Dancers Camp is also available. jodisgym.com

    • Kids at Art
      Kids at Art

      Summer 2015 at Kids at Art is going to be a blast! This year they’re offering both morning workshops and full day workshops. Children may attend either by the day, half day, or by the week (half day or full day) from June 8 through August 28. Children are asked to bring their lunch for the full day session. When the weather permits, they will have lunchtime outdoors at a small park around the corner. kidsatartnyc.com

    • Kids Institute Computer Programming & Robotics Summer Camp
      Kids Institute Computer Programming & Robotics Summer Camp

      Once a child knows how to code, there’s no limit to what she can create. We want to put this power into the hands and heart of your child. At the Kids Institute Computer Programming & Robotics Summer Camp, your child will be inspired by trained and enthusiastic MakerState Instructors on Computer Programming, Game Design, Rocket Science and Robotics. Conveniently located on the Upper East Side. Camp will include 2 field trips including an opportunity to build and launch a solid-fuel model rocket. kidsinstituteofscience.com

    • Kids In Sports
      Kids In Sports

      At Kids in Sports, campers ages 2.5-3 will spent 3.5 hours each day at Temple Israel playing different sports, and other activities including arts-and-crafts and story-time. A sports program is offered for ages 4-6 at the All Souls Church and includes other activities cooperative learning games and relay races. Kids In Sports also offers an outdoor sports program for ages 4-8 with accommodations for rainy days and heat waves. kisnyc.com/camps

    • Launch Math and Science
      Launch Math and Science

      Real-life rocket scientist, Scott Heifetz, founded Launch with one mission in mind: Inspire children to love and learn math and science! Launch provides toddlers to tweens with inspiring math instruction and STEM-based camps and workshops. Launch summer day camps are week-long sessions packed with hands-on STEM projects that campers get to keep. Multiple camps are offered each week for three different age groups for kids 4-12. Campers create air-powered rockets, build robots, learn code, conduct chemistry experiments, tinker with electronics, discover biology…and beyond! Plus for summer 2015 Launch has uptown and new downtown locations! launchmath.com

    • Let's Dress Up
      Let's Dress Up

      During the summer, girls who are potty trained up until the age of 5 can attend Let’s Dress Up’s special programs. Little fairytale fans will be able to dress up like princesses and other favorites as well as attend tea parties, participate in crafts, have fun with games, and pretend play with friends! Though each session is four days each, parents can also sign up their darlings on a single-day basis. letsdressupct.com

    • Leman Manhattan
      Leman Manhattan

      At their traditional day summer camp program for children age 3 through entering grade 3, Leman Manhattan offers campers swim lessons, soccer, tennis, basketball, karate, yoga, woodworking, outdoor play at their rooftop playground, and a daily lunch prepared by chefs trained at the French Culinary Institute. Additionally, Leman offers weekly workshops grades 4-9 in which kids can enjoy playing basketball, honing their culinary skills, and working in visual and performing arts. lemanmanhattan.org/summercamp

    • Marymount Summer
      Marymount Summer

      Marymount Summer Camp offers specialty Day Campsfor children ages 3.5-13 in the heart of New York City. All camps include outdoor sports, weekly swim instruction and field trips. The World Cultures Day Camp (ages 3.5-5) includes indoor and outdoor activities featuring International music, dance, sports, games, art and nature study. The Drama Camp (grades 1-7) is a creative acting, singing and dance program culminating in the performance of a full musical production. In Summer S.T.E.A.M. Camp,(grades 1-5) campers discover the world of natural science, robotics, media and technology through laboratory experiments, use of state of the art Fab Labs, and field study.  marymountsummer.org

    • Morningside Montessori School
      Morningside Montessori School

      During the summer months, Morningside Montessori School hosts their programs with a twist: the Summer of Science! The sessions will provide the same fantastic facilities like a rooftop playground, yoga, music, soccer, and both in-house and outside activities. The program is for children ages 2.5- 5.5. morningsidemontessori.org

    • National Academy School of Fine Art
      National Academy School of Fine Art

      National Academy School of Fine Art At the Upper East Sides’s National Academy School of Fine Art, children ages 6-16 will be given the opportunity to sharpen their imagination, creativity, and drawing and painting skills through summer classes and camps. Portfolio prep guidance will also be provided. nationalacademy.org

    • New Victory
      New Victory

      The New Victory Theater offers three kids’ weeks during the summer: Comedy Kids, Theater Kids, and Circus Kids. From July 14-18, the Comedy Kids will explore improv, clowning, and prop and physical comedy. The Theater week, which takes place July 21-25, will allow kids to explore all different aspects of theater. from acting to puppetry. During the week of July 28, the Circus Kids will learn clowning, juggling, dance, and more! All kids’ weeks are for ages 7-11. newvictory.org

    • New York-Historical Society
      New York-Historical Society

      This summer’s campers at the New York-Historical Society will explore Civil War photography and the lives of the people in the 1860s. Session one is offered for kids entering grades 4-5 and session two is offered for kids entering grades 6-8. nyhistory.org

    • New York Kids Club
      New York Kids Club

      Join the NY Kids Club for an unforgettable summer of Storyland Adventures! Campers will explore Dr. Seuss's classic "Horton Hears a Who!", jump into Roald Dahl's timeless "James and the Giant Peach", and experience Neverland with the mischievous Peter Pan, the Lost Boys and the beloved Wendy Darling. Children ages 2.5 - 6 years old will also participate in art, gymnastics, creative movement, science, sports, cooking, karate, and yoga.
      Registration is available on a week by week basis, 2, 3 or 5 days per week, 9:00-12:00 or 9:00-2:00. Times and ages vary by location visit nykidsclub.com for more information.

    • Notre Dame School
      Notre Dame School

      Notre Dame School of Manhattan’s Summer Program is a four week academic and excursion camp. The day is broken into two separate sessions. For the morning session students can enroll in Mathematics, English, Computer, and Health and Nutrition courses. The afternoon session, called the “New York Experience,” has students visit many of the most fascinating sites of the City, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madame Tussaud’s, the Central Park Zoo and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. cheznous.org

    • Oasis Day Camps
      Oasis Day Camps

      Oasis is a family of traditional summer day camps that help children learn and practice the skills they will need to succeed in school and in life. Oasis campers have the opportunity to be active, think creatively and make new friendships that will last a lifetime. Oasis includes their traditional day camp for children ages 5-11, activities include athletics, fine arts, nature exploration, swimming, team building, and more. Also offered is the Early Start Imagination camp, which was specifically developed to meet the physical, and emotional needs of 3-5 year old pre-K campers. Finally, a Teen Travel program for young adults ages 12-15 is also offered. oasischildren.com

    • Peridance Dance Camp
      Peridance Dance Camp

      Budding ballerinas and dancers of all kinds can attend Peridance Dance Camp for two or ten weeks of instruction. Ages 6-12 can take ballet, modern, jazz, tap, African dance, hip-hop, salsa, choreography, and dance history. Programs also include musical theater and crafts. peridance.com

    • Planet Han
      Planet Han

      Planet Han, a program teaching kids from all backgrounds to speak Mandarin Chinese, has several summer offerings for children in different age groups. For the summer, parents can choose from the following brackets: the babies to 3-year-old group classes; the 2.5- to 4-year-old Immersion Preschool Alternative; or the 4- to 12-year-old Immersion Summer Full Day Camp. Planet Han also has an annual WOW Project—this year is building the Great Wall and Terra Cotta warriors, raising silk worms, and making paper. planethanchinese.com

    • Relativity Workshops
      Relativity Workshops

      Study Film Production, Acting, Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre in workshops backed by a Hollywood studio, taught by industry professionals, and operated from an active studio lot. Relativity Workshops empower cross-disciplinary collaboration, champion entrepreneurship, ignite creativity and promote groundbreaking content. Offering Teen Summer Camps and Adult Intensives. Campuses in Los Angeles, New York City, Maui, and Dubrovnik, Croatia each celebrate a different approach to film-making and performance – The Hollywood experience in LA, Broadway's individuality in NYC, adventure cinematography in Maui, and an on-location look at the home of "Games of Thrones" in Dubrovnik. relativityworkshop.org

    • Riverside Park
      Riverside Park

      Riverside Park Conservancy hosts a multi-sport summer camp in Riverside Park – a weekly low-cost, high- quality sports camp experience for children ages 4-14. Camp runs for 12 weeks from the second week of June to the end of August. The camp uses the sports fields and courts in Riverside Park between 96th and 110th Streets and employs on-site medical trainers. All programs provide uniforms or t-shirts and healthy snacks. Proceeds from the camp cover the cost of instruction and program incidentals and in addition fund the care and improvement of the active recreation areas throughout the park. Riverside Park Conservancy and the sports instructors dedicate 20 percent of the camp’s revenues to scholarships. riversideparknyc.org

    • RoboFun

      This summer send your child to RoboFun! Your junior engineer will build and design their own LEGO robots (Grades K-6), video games (grades 1-6) and stop motion animation films (grades 4-6). Children work in groups of 10–14, with 2 teachers. Their trained staff love children and work hard to make sure each of our campers has a fun time learning and building their own projects. Camps run in different locations throughout the city. Half day and full day options are available. robofun.org

    • Rodeph Sholom School
      Rodeph Sholom School

      Summer Camp at RSS offers seasonal fun in a safe and stimulating learning environment! Certified teachers provide personal instruction and support during music, arts and crafts, sports, yoga, field trips, and special events! Children learn and play in our air-conditioned gym and classrooms, rooftop playground, and heated pools. rodephsholomschool.org

    • Royal Athletic Swimming School
      Royal Athletic Swimming School

      Royal Athletic Swimming School is dedicated to providing the highest level of swimming instruction, helping swimmers develop essential aquatic skills, and helping students up their athletic prowess—all while building confidence in a fun environment. Beginner, intermediate, advanced-1, advanced-skill, and team levels are all offered. royalswim.com

    • Sacred Heart Summer Programs
      Sacred Heart Summer Programs

      Sacred Heart is excited to launch summer programs for girls and boys utilizing their state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Center! Join them for their June programs: Swim & S.T.E.A.M. (girls and boys, 5-8), where participants combine wellness activities and S.T.E.A.M. concepts, and our Soccer & Basketball Sports Program (girls, 8-14), where participants work on sports specific skills with expert instructors. Their Summer Kids Club in July (girls and boys, 5-9) will engage in sports and a variety of recreation activities, including excursions every Friday! All programs include swimming and pool time in their beautiful 6-lane, 25-yard pool. cshnyc.org/summerprograms

    • SciTech Kids
      SciTech Kids

      Summer is a great time for kids to explore the world of nature and STEM. At SciTech Kids, they spark a child’s innate curiosity and creativity through rich, hands-on, captivating experiences that show how STEM relates to everyday life. Their science camp is geared for kids ages 4-13. Mornings are spent in Central Park, your child’s laboratory, where they gain a full, sensory experience studying our urban ecosystem. Afternoons are filled with a range of STEM activities including 3D printing, robotics, game design, Minecraft Mod, and much more. sci-techkids.com

    • School at Steps
      School at Steps

      For the best in summer dance programs, families should consider the School at Steps’ classes. Catering to all age groups, from 2-18, the educational options range from beginner technique classes for younger kids, to an intensive training program for dedicated students wanting to become professional dancers. School at Steps covers a range of genres, including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and theater dance. stepsnyc.com

    • Sonnet Repertory Theater
      Sonnet Repertory Theater

      Sonnet Repertory Theatre’s Summer Camp provides interested young actors with the opportunity and means to flourish under the guidance of trained instructors and acting coaches. Week One: Finding Our Voices (ages 6-8) allows children with OT, PT, and ST needs to interact and express themselves in creative ways. Week Two: Kids Collaborative (ages 9-11) lets kids create a shared project through the use of musical theater, the spoken word, visual art, or media. Week Three: Acting Intensive (ages 12-14) is an acting intensive built around master classes led by Broadway actors and casting directors and agents. At the end of the week, campers will present their work in an “audition-style” setting. sonnetrepertorytheatre.org

    • SPORTIME Randall’s Island
      SPORTIME Randall’s Island

      Offering John McEnroe tennis academy coaches and directors along with 20 courts, SPORTIME Randall’s Island hosts a premier tennis camp for kids ages 5-15. The venue also has a sports camp with activities like basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, kickball, softball, Pilates, yoga, and even a slip-and-slide. sportimeny.com

    • TADA! Youth Theater
      TADA! Youth Theater

      Every week during the summer, kids at TADA! create and perform an original mini-musical...in just five days! Campers write, rehearse and perform their original show based on weekly themes. Professional teaching artists direct scenes and teach related musical numbers from TADA!'s original family musicals and Broadway/Off-Broadway shows. Register Today, camps sell out fast! TADAtheater.com

    • Taft Summer School
      Taft Summer School

      At Taft Summer School, young scholars will find a platform to expand their education. Whether students in grades 7-9 are looking for a preview of boarding school life, students in grades 10-12 want to hone their academic skills, or teens want to take SAT prep courses, this independent, educational environment is a fantastic resource. taftschool.org/summer

    • Taste Buds Kitchen
      Taste Buds Kitchen

      The Food Network and Rachel Ray have nothing on Taste Buds Kitchen. Cook up new and tasty culinary adventures each week this summer and on every school holiday as you develop the skills to chop, mix and swirl your way to a food masterpiece. From nutritious meals to decadent desserts, their camps will set you up to be a future Top Chef while making friends and rewarding your taste buds with new ingredients. Weekly themes include Around the World, Chocolate Lovers, Iron Chef & more. Join us in the city's first Kids Kitchen for cooking camps for children ages 2-17. tastebudskitchen.com


      Summer camp at THE TECHNO TEAM is great exercise for young minds. Held at Reebok Sports Club/NY, this camp offers computer and technology courses that incorporate art, design, and programming for ages 3-12. thetechnoteam.com

    • Tekintellect

      Tekintellect serves children, grades K-8, with a Common Core Standards based curriculum summer camp at four different locations in NYC: Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Lower East Side, and Union Square. Kids learns scientific principles through a fun, hands-on, multi-sensory approach, while building mechanized models of carousels, cranes, dune buggies, conveyor belts, windmills, and more. tekintellect.com

    • Tennis Inovators
      Tennis Inovators

      Located in Kips Bay, Tennis Innovators offers full-day and half-day sessions. Not only will they get their daily dose of tennis instruction—including drills in coordination stroke development, but there are other outdoor fields for soccer, basketball, and baseball, too! tennisinnovators.com

    • TLB Music
      TLB Music

      TLB Music, formerly known as Three Little Birds Music, is a studio and playroom specializing in teaching kids and parents the wonders of music, art, instruments, orchestra and more. The talented teachers at this summer program are familiar with over 20 instruments, and encourage kids to dance, bounce to the rhythm, and play music along with them during classes. TLB also offers drama and art programs! tlbmusic.com

    • Trevor SummerDay
      Trevor SummerDay

      At SummerDay they learn through play--and play to learn. Hosted by Trevor Day School, this two- to five-week program for children ages 3-6 offers small groups led by experienced and dynamic teachers. SummerDay offers wonderful activities through which your child will have fun, be challenged, and make exciting discoveries. The program includes field trips, cooking, arts and crafts, a rooftop playground, science experiments, storytelling, sports, and swimming lessons. We have early drop-offs available and an air-conditioned setting for your little campers. trevor.org/SummerDay

    • United Nations International School
      United Nations International School

      UNIS Summer Camp provides recreational, academic, and enrichment activities in an environment that fosters friendship, develops sportsmanship, and is nurturing in spirit. The Division I/Early Childhood camp (Pre-K to grade 2) offers great number of recreational and sports activities. The Division 2 (pre-3rd to pre-7th) includes a Sports Camp (Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, etc…), and RockStar camp in partnership with the Star Education. In addition, UNIS offers a broad range fun, hands-on courses (for pre-5th to pre-8th Grade) in partnership with i2 Camp, a national network of STEM programs. i2camp.org/location/unis

    • Upper Valley Day Camp
      Upper Valley Day Camp

      Get back to grassroots with Upper Valley Day Camp! Their state-of-the-art Green Facility is a perfect backdrop to your child’s summer experience. They offer summer programs in July and August for children ages 2-6. Their children learn through active play and exploration in a collaborative community setting. Come join the fun and enjoy activities like field trips to museums, learning how to ride a tricycle, puppet shows and a climbing wall! They are also accepting applications for their year round private preschool for ages 3 months to 5 years. uppervalleypreschool.org

    • Wildlife Conservation Society
      Wildlife Conservation Society

      Summer Camps at the Wildlife Conservation Society provide a unique chance for kids of all ages to get up close & personal with animals from around the globe without traveling far from home. The Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium will introduce your child to wildlife & wild places through exciting investigations, animal encounters, hands-on activities, & crafts. Teens can learn what it takes to be a zoo keeper, design an exhibit, & more in our 3-week Teen Internship! wcs.org

    • YMCA of Greater New York
      YMCA of Greater New York

      Serving kids 3.5-16 years old, YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of 20 branch locations throughout New York City. With offerings ranging from Kindercamp for littlest ones to dedicated sports (basketball, soccer, tennis, and gymnastics) and arts camps, children can enjoy active and creative activities all summer long. Counselors may also bring campers to offsite facilities such as local parks and schools. ymcanyc.org

    • Yorkville Baseball Day Camp
      Yorkville Baseball Day Camp

      Led by World Series champion John “J-Rod” Rodriguez (St. Louis Cardinals), Yorkville Baseball Day Camp covers hitting, fielding, base running, defense, pitching and strength and conditioning. Players develop skills through individualized instruction and drills. Daily games and game situations. Camp is held in beautiful Central Park. yyaa.org

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