10 Tips on How to Begin the Camp Search

10 Tips on How to Begin the Camp Search
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10 Tips on How to Begin the Camp Search

Thinking about summer camp for your child but don’t know where to start? Here are a few tips to help you find the best camp for your child.  

Think of What You Want Out of the Experience

Take the time to really think about what you would like your child to gain from the camp experience.  Are you looking for your child to gain independence, build confidence and make new friends or are you looking for that along with excelling at a specific sport? Are you considering day camp as a working family and need full day care?   Is there a specific “must have” activity or feature you need the camp to have? Write down a list of things you want your child to get out of the experience and what the “must have” things are to help you narrow down the options. 

Consider Who Your Child Is 

Being able to describe who your child is will help you find the right camp for them.  Is your child introverted or outgoing?  Does your child have any special considerations?  Do they thrive in large groups, or would a smaller camp be a better fit?  Does your child enjoy participating in sports or do they prefer theater and art?  Being able to answer these questions about your child will help you look for a camp that checks the boxes of what your child needs to thrive at camp.

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Researching camps

There are many different ways to go about searching for a camp:  

Word of mouth – It’s good to talk to friends and neighbors about where their children go to camp and to learn about their child’s camp experience, however, you want to make sure to do their own research when it comes to choosing a camp.  While one camp might be a perfect fit for one child, it might not be for another.   Each family and child are different, as is each camp, so finding the one that is the best fit for your child may be different than someone else. 

Talk to the Camp Director /Leadership – Whether this is in person or by zoom/phone , one of the most important parts of your camp research is to talk to the camp director or a member of the leadership team at a camp you are interested in. When you choose a camp, you are forming a partnership with the director and you want to make sure you feel comfortable with them.  Clicking with the camp director and feeling that you can be open and honest with them is imperative when choosing a day or overnight camp. 

Search online – Checking out a camp’s website and social media channels is a great place to start.  See what type of activities are offered, if the session lengths match what you are looking for, and what the camp’s philosophy is.  

Touring – One of the best ways to get a feel for a camp is to tour a camp you are interested in.  Day camps offer tours all year long and overnight camps tour during the summer into the fall.  Touring allows you to see the facilities and ask questions about the camp while in the camp environment.  Touring during the summer allows you to see the camp in action, which can give you a good feel about how what the camp is like.  If you are considering an overnight camp for 2024, set up a few tours at camps you are interested in. It’s helpful to have an initial conversation with the camp director before scheduling a tour to be sure the camp is potentially a good fit for your child before traveling to see a camp. 

Camp Fairs – At camp fairs, families can walk from table to table to find out about all the different summer camp options. The fairs allow families to talk to multiple camp directors all in one day to compare various camps and gather information. Find out about New York Family’s camp fairs taking place this winter in NYC, Long Island and Westchester at newyorkfamily.com/camp-fairs. 

Camp Open Houses – Many day camps and overnight camps offer open houses in the spring and fall so families can have a chance to visit the camp.  During the open house, the camp will offer activities and provide families with a chance to walk around camp.  These days are fun ways to visit the camp and give you the opportunity to talk to the camp director and leadership team in the camp environment. 

Call the American Camp Association, NY and NJ – The ACA, NY and NJ offers parents free, one-on-one advice in finding a camp.  Whether you are looking for a day, overnight or specialty program, the American Camp Association, NY and NJ can help in your search! Contact Renee Flax at 212-391-5208 or [email protected]. 

While the process of searching for camps can often be overwhelming for parents, once you sit down and focus on who your child is and the type of camp experience you want, the choices begin to narrow, leaving you with a few camps to consider.   Spending the time now to find the right camp will pay off when your child has the summer of their life at camp!

 

Click on your preferred region to see camp listings:

 

Bronx

Bronx House Day Camp   

Arianna Aleman

[email protected]

718-792-1800 ext. 222

bronxhouse.org

Bronx House Day Camp is located on the beautiful 100-acre rustic Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Rockland County. They’ve been using these magnificent grounds for more than 60 years. The exceptional campgrounds allow them to provide a wide variety of activities for every camper.  Activities such as swimming, sports, boating, gardening, high ropes challenge course, S.T.E.M., nature, archery, yoga, music and more, are made better because of the distinctive outdoor setting.

 

Cardinal Spellman High School

1 Cardinal Spellman Place, Bronx NY

718-881-8000 X206

[email protected]

CardinalSpellman.org

Cardinal Spellman High School does not sleep during the summer months! They offer a variety of programs to engage students and give them a boost over the summer. We offer academic enrichment, theater, and band programs, as well as sports programs like football, cheer, basketball, and volleyball. All are held on their state-of-the-art 13-acre campus in the Bronx! For more details on these opportunities please visit cardinalspellman.org/summerprograms.

 

Hudson Country Montessori Summer Camp

340 Quaker Ridge Road

New Rochelle, NY 10804

914-636-6202

[email protected]

hudsoncountry.org

Hudson Country’s camp is an eight-week program (June 26 -August 18) for ages 18 months – 12 years. With themed weekly schedules, campers engage in indoor/outdoor activities while learning and having fun.  Activities include daily swim instruction (on-premise pool), sports, hands-on science, technology, art, field trips, music, dance and more. Flexible scheduling, full & half-day sessions and extended hours 7:30am-6:00pm available.

 

Mosholu Day Camp

261 Arden Valley Road

Southfields, NY 10975

845-243-0751

mmcc.org/camp

For 80 years, Mosholu Day Camp has been providing affordable quality camping to children ages 5-15 from all over the area. Sitting on beautiful Lake Cohasset at Harriman State Park, we offer children a place to develop, experience, and enjoy nature, while taking part in unforgettable summer activities like swimming, boating, sports, music, arts, and everything else you’d come to expect from an awesome summer day camp! Buses with A/C, full 8-week summer, multi-week options.

 

St. Catharine Academy (SCA)

2550 Williamsbridge Rd. 

Bronx NY

718-882-2882

scahs.org

The Higher Achievement Program (HAP) at SCA is an immersive program preparing girls entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades for the TACHS Exam. Students are introduced to the high school environment, SCA’s STEM Lab and Robotics program, and a variety of sports. July 10th – July 28th, 9 am – 2 pm. Program fee: $500.

 

YMCA of Greater New York Summer Camp  

ymcanyc.org/camp 

YMCA Summer Day Camp offers the best of adventure, aquatics, sports & games, creative arts, camp traditions, special guests & trips, and summer learning. YMCA programs for ages 3-15 are designed to meet your child’s interests and abilities. Through their day camps and specialty camps in all five boroughs, parents can trust the Y to give their kids a fun, enriching, and high-quality camp experience this summer — out of the house and learning new skills. Summer camp starts on July 3 and runs in two-week sessions through August 25. Camp hours and prices vary by location. Visit the website to find a camp near you to learn more!

 

Brooklyn

Aviator Summer Day Camp

3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234

718- 758-7510

Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp offers five daily rotating activities such as swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, rock climbing, parkour, indoor/outdoor turf, and courts plus more in its ample 175,000 sq. ft. facility and 35-acre outdoor area. Aviator Summer Camp also offers off-site and on-site field trips such as a day at Green Meadows Farm, Launch Trampoline Park, and a Brooklyn Cyclones game. The summer camp runs from 9 am-5 pm with early drop off and late stay available. Bus transportation is also available throughout Brooklyn. Lunch and an afternoon snack are included.

 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory  

DNA Learning Center

One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

516-367-5170

[email protected]

summercamps.dnalc.org

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center (DNALC) provides biology-focused lab enrichment programs to students entering grades 6-12. Week-long in-person science camps are held at three locations: at the Dolan DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor, the DNALC NYC @ City Tech in Brooklyn, and the Regeneron DNALC in Sleepy Hollow. Led by experienced instructors, campers learn to use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform advanced experiments grade levels beyond their peers. Scholarships are available!

 

Fastrack Kids Summer STE(A)M Adventure 2023

Sheepshead Bay

1605 Voorhies Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 

East Village 

437 East 12th Street, New York, NY

347-983-2229

ftkny.com/summer-camp 

At FTKNY’s STEAM & Academics based summer programs, children will explore the weeks’ enrichment adventure, interact with a SmartBoard Learning Station, engage in role play, do arts and crafts, conduct experiments, improve their math and literacy skills and have lots of free play time and take trips to the park with their friends!

FTKNY kids have so much fun they don’t realize how much they are learning!

 

Summer @BASIS Independent Brooklyn 

Red Hook & Downtown Brooklyn

[email protected]

basisindependent.com/bib.summer

BASIS Independent Brooklyn offers summer camps packed with awesome, hands-on experiences that allow campers to discover new skills and talents while having fun and making new friends! From day camps and academic camps to specialty camps, participants can design a one-of-a-kind experience they’ll never forget, such as sports and games, exciting STEM projects, arts, crafts, music, dance, drama and more. Spaces are limited. Enroll today to Experience Awesome all summer long!

 

WCS Camps 

Bronx Zoo

wcs.education/bzcamp

Central Park Zoo

wcs.education/cpzcamp

Prospect Park Zoo

wcs.education/ppzcamp

Queens Zoo

wcs.education/qzcamp

New York Aquarium

wcs.education/nyacamp

Discover summer camp programs for all age levels with hands-on learning and immersive activities. Explore our zoos in the Bronx, Prospect Park, Queens, and Central Park or make a splash at the New York Aquarium! Ready to make memories this summer? Visit wcs.education/camps for details on camps at all 5 parks. Any questions? Email [email protected] or call 800-433-4149. Five parks. Four boroughs- unlimited fun – WCS Camps will see you this summer! 

 

YMCA of Greater New York Summer Camp  

ymcanyc.org/camp 

YMCA Summer Day Camp offers the best of adventure, aquatics, sports & games, creative arts, camp traditions, special guests & trips, and summer learning. YMCA programs for ages 3-15 are designed to meet your child’s interests and abilities. Through their day camps and specialty camps in all five boroughs, parents can trust the Y to give their kids a fun, enriching, and high-quality camp experience this summer — out of the house and learning new skills. Summer camp starts on July 3 and runs in two-week sessions through August 25. Camp hours and prices vary by location. Visit the website to find a camp near you to learn more!

 

Long Island

Beth Sholom Day Camp 

401 Roslyn Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

516-620-2022

[email protected]

bethsholomdaycamp.com

Beth Sholom Day Camp, for children aged 3-15 years old, encourages children to try new activities, build friendships and develop skills in a safe and nurturing environment. Campers participate in a variety of activities – swim, sports, arts, science and more! American Red Cross swim instruction is offered in three heated pools onsite. The camp program includes Kosher lunch and 2 snacks daily and door to door bus transportation.  New for 2023 – Towel Service!

 

Buckley Day Camp 

2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn, NY, 11576

516.365.7760

buckleycamp.com

[email protected]

One Summer… A Lifetime of Memories! Buckley Day Camp provides a unique environment where children are given the opportunity to learn life skills in a fun, nurturing environment built on a connection centered camp program. Find out why there is no camp experience quite like Buckley Day Camp!  Swim instruction daily in 4 outdoor heated pools. Door to door transportation provided on air conditioned mini buses. Lunch & snacks provided daily.

 

Camp Garden City

245 Stewart Avenue

Garden City, NY 11530

campgardencity.com

[email protected]

Camp Garden City is a day camp offering Spring and Summer programs to keep young minds engaged. They create a safe, fun-filled camp experience to capture the magic of summer. Campers are encouraged to play, create and innovate. Their well trained staff mold campers’ interests and talents into entrepreneurial pursuits. They have a professionally curated curriculum, including art, dance and soccer. Campers go on weekly trips to incredible sites across Long Island.

 

Camps R Us 

Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, St. James, Syosset, Valley Stream, and Williston Park,

516-935-CAMP (2267)

campsrus.org

[email protected]

At Camps ‘R’ Us, their mission is to provide Long Island families with an accredited, award-winning, and affordable camp experience. Family owned and operated, and celebrating 30 years in 2023, kids love spending their summer with friends, making meaningful memories, and developing positive relationships with their Camp Counselors. Families love having the peace of mind that comes with knowing their children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment.

 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

DNA Learning Center

One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

516-367-5170

summercamps.dnalc.org

[email protected]

Hands-On Science Summer Camps! Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center (DNALC) provides biology-focused lab enrichment programs to students entering grades 6-12. Week-long in-person science camps are held at three locations: at the Dolan DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor, the DNALC NYC @ City Tech in Brooklyn, and the Regeneron DNALC in Sleepy Hollow. Led by experienced instructors, campers learn to use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform advanced experiments grade levels beyond their peers. Scholarships are available!

 

Countryside Montessori School 

354 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

516- 406-3623

cmsgn.com

[email protected] 

Countryside Montessori School offers Summer Camp for children 18 months to 6 years old. An 8 week program offers flexibility in number of weeks and offers half and full day options. Toddlers enjoy our spacious playground in the mornings and nap in the afternoon. For our primary children we offer academics (similar to the school year) in the morning and afternoon play. Please be sure to email for more details.

 

Destination Science 

888-909-2822

Nassau: Garden City, Manhasset

Suffolk: Babylon, Commack, Huntington Station, Sayville, Setauket

[email protected]

destinationscience.org

For 23 years Destination Science has been the fun science camp for curious kids 5-11! This summer, become a robot engineer, explore coaster science, create a biobot and join the DS space force! Participate in 15 STEM activities weekly, make & take projects, three science stations per day, plus games, challenges, silly songs and all the fun of camp! Destination Science Camp gets KIDS EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE and BUILDS GREAT LIFE SKILLS including Curiosity, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cooperation, Persistence and more!  Enroll by April 1st to save $40/week!

 

Friends Academy Summer Programs

270 Duck Pond Road

Locust Valley, NY 11560

[email protected]

516-393-4207

friendsacademy.org/summer

Friends Academy Summer Program offers engaging programs for children age 3 – Rising Grade 8.  Each week children participate in exciting activities that will give them the opportunity to learn, socialize and have lots of fun!  The program will run 9:30am – 4:00pm, Monday, June 26, 2023 through Friday, August 11, 2023. Transportation and extended morning hours are available.

 

Future Stars Summer Camps

8 Long Island Locations

914-273-8500

fscamps.com

The Ultimate Summer Camp Experience!  For over 40 years, Future Stars has helped campers build skills, character, friendships, and lasting memories.  8 Long Island locations.  Flexible weekly scheduling. 40+ Sports, STEAM Education, and Specialty camp programs for campers entering Pre-K to 10th grade.  Enroll in as little as 1 week or as many as 8. You can even skip weeks for convenient summer planning. Sibling and multi-week discounts available when applicable. TRAIN. PLAY. BELIEVE.

 

Oasis Day Camp at LIU Post

720 Northern Blvd – Riggs Hall 47

Steve Miller – Director

Oasischildren.com 

Oasis at LIU Post  is an affordable NYC summer camp with programs for ages 3 to 16 that are centered on the arts, outdoor education, instructional and recreational swimming, sports, and team building. With an optional lunch program as well! Oasis gives campers the opportunity to be active, think creatively, and discover new friendships that will last a lifetime. Three different types of camps are offered: a traditional summer day camp program for children in grades K-6, a Teen Travel program with daily destinations for young adults ages 12 to 14, and a modified day Early Start Imagination Camp for campers 3-5.

 

Park Shore Country Day Camp

450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills

631-499-8580

parkshoredaycamp.com

[email protected]

Located in Dix Hills on 15 acres. Programs for ages 2-15. Activities include Athletics, Aquatics, High Ropes Course, Bungee, Rock Wall, Ninja Course, ATVs, Arts and Crafts, and special events. Travel Programs for grades 6-9. Specialty camps: Extreme STEAM Science Kids and Sports Track. Transportation, before and after-care, and lunch available. New for 2023: Sky Tykes Adventure Course, 28 Foot Waterfall Rock Wall, Advanced ATV Course, Expanded Spray Park!

 

USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts 

185 Colonial Springs Rd, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798

631- 643-7900

[email protected]

usdan.org 

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts invites children ages 5 to 18 to experience the natural beauty of our campus and the transformative power of the arts. Each summer, we bring exceptional teachers and professional artists – actors, directors, playwrights, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers, dancers, poets and novelists – to teach and collaborate with Usdan students. We believe art making is brave making, friend making, freedom making, and future making. Learn more about our programs and get your $100 discount code at usdan.org/ad. 

 

YMCA of Long Island Summer Day Camp

Locations in Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue

855-YMCALI

ymcali.org/camp

[email protected]

As one of the region’s largest, most diverse camps, YMCA Summer Day Camp offers a variety of programs for ages 3-15, including Kiddie, Youth, Pre-Teen, Teen and Sports Camps, and Counselor In Training. The Y provides endless age-appropriate activities and opportunities to try new things, build confidence and create lifelong memories. Two-week sessions run June 26-Aug 18 with a bonus week from Aug 21-25. New Program Enhancements for Summer 2023! In-person and virtual open house options available. 

 

Manhattan

Advantage Day Camp

EAST SIDE:  281 Main St.  Roosevelt Island, NY  10044

UPPER EAST SIDE:  Wagner Middle School/220 East 76th St. New York, NY  10021

advantagecamps.net  

EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

UPPER EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

Advantage Day Camp has it all—sports, art, enrichment and experiences for kids ages 5 to 14! From field sports, tennis and yoga to chess, robotics, STEAM projects and so much more. Plus swimming at the East Side/Roosevelt Island location and sprinkler time at the Upper East Side/Wagner Middle School location. There’s even complimentary early drop-off and late pickup! Choose days, weeks or all summer! Enroll now!

 

Advantage Jr Tennis Camp

EAST SIDE:  281 Main St.  Roosevelt Island, NY  10044

WEST SIDE:  450 West 43rd St., New York, NY  10036

advantagecamps.net  

EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

WEST SIDE:  [email protected]

This camp offers the best summer for beginners to more seasoned players. Campers ages 7 to 17 (at East Side/Roosevelt Island full-day Camp location) and ages 8 to 12 (at West Side/Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club half-day afternoon Camp location) focus on the game with drills, skills and match play under air-conditioned bubbles. Instructors and coaches bring out a Camper’s talents in a supportive way. Choose a week, all summer or something in between! Enroll now!

 

Advantage QuickStart Tennis Camp

UPPER EAST SIDE:  Wagner Middle School/220 East 76th St. New York, NY  10021

EAST SIDE:  281 Main St.  Roosevelt Island, NY  10044

WEST SIDE:  450 West 43rd St., New York, NY  10036

advantagecamps.net  

UPPER EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

WEST SIDE:  [email protected]

At Advantage QuickStart Tennis Camp kids ages 4 to 8 get in the game—and love it! Special kid-sized racquets and slower-bouncing balls make it fun from day one! Specially-trained coaches use drills and games to keep Campers engaged, learning and enjoying in a friendly environment.

 

Boston Leadership Institute  

396 Washington Street Suite 117 Wellesley, MA 02481​

info@bostonleadership​institute.com 

​​​​​bostonleadershipinstitute.com

BLI offers award-winning programs in Medicine, Engineering, Science, and Business in Wellesley, Waltham, and Boston. Three-week research programs include Biomedical & Surgical Research, Astrophysics, Finance, Electronics & Robotics, and more. One-week options, available for middle and high school students, include Intro to Surgery, Forensics, Architecture, and Investment Banking. These are for students who would like to try out areas of STEM that they don’t often see in school. Day and residential options are available for all programs.

 

Challenge Camp

Iona University

715 North Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801

914-779-6024

[email protected]

challengecamps.com

Challenge Camp is an ACA-accredited day camp at Iona University in New Rochelle, offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for creative children ages 4-15. Over 120 STEM & Arts project based electives to engage and inspire your camper. Sports and on-site Swimming options enable campers to challenge their minds and bodies.non-competitive atmosphere. Choose the East Side/Roosevelt Island, Upper East Side/Wagner Middle School or West Side/Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club location and sign up for a week or all summer for this half-day Camp. 

 

Curiosity Camp at Simon’s Rock

84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230

simons-rock.edu/academics/beyond-the-classroom/curiosity-camp.php 

Curiosity Camp at Simon’s Rock is open to inquisitive and motivated students interested in exploring academic and creative interests in a college environment while they are currently completing grades 9, 10, or 11. Students will participate in Simon’s Rock’s signature Writing and Thinking Workshop along with a Seminar, and arts and science courses to experience diverse and exciting academic offerings.Students live on campus in the college’s residence halls amongst a 275-acre wooded campus of natural beauty and trails.

 

Debate Camp

45 East 75th St. New York, 10021

debatecamp.com/newyork

[email protected]

Debate Camp provides a fun and inspiring space for youth to develop some timelessly-important skills; to hear opposing views and to confidently articulate their ideas well in the company of others. Debate Camp specializes in parliamentary debate, impromptu and prepared public speaking.  All program areas are highly interactive and suited to a variety of age groups (grades 5 to 10) and multiple ability levels.  In 2023, Debate Camp will operate its traditional 5 day program in Manhattan and the 6 day / 6 night overnight camp at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  

 

Launch Math + Science Centers STEM Camp

Two UWS locations in Manhattan

212-600-1010

launchmath.com

[email protected]

Launch Math + Science Centers offer exciting and educational one-week STEM summer camps for kids from kindergarten to 7th grade (5-12 years old). With a 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio, children at Launch’s exciting specialty summer programs explore the adventures of aviation, discover the details of anatomy, reveal the wonders of engineering, examine the intricacies of electronics – and that’s just the beginning! Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects! Plus, campers explore daily segments such as STEM Discoveries (challenge-based learning through problem-solving activities) and Launch Studios (all the tech and techniques needed to make cool short videos). Register by March 31st to receive $BIG$ early bird discounts! 

 

Oasis Day Camp 

646-698-1800

oasischildren.com

Oasischildren.com Offering specialized programming for campers 3 – 15 years old. A traditional day camp in every way, Oasis in Central Park prides itself on quality programming at parent-friendly prices. Oasis has swim, sports, art, music, dance, nature, and enrichment programming as well as air-conditioned indoor facilities, and the great outdoors in Central Park! There are trips for teens and the most well trained, caring staff in the industry. Daily hot lunch and snacks are included.  Oasis gives campers the opportunity to be active, think creatively, and discover new friendships that will last a lifetime.

 

Play On! Studios 

263 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024 

347- 709-4149

playonstudios.com

[email protected]

Play On! Studios offers theater day camps on the UWS that are guaranteed to give kids a summer full of acting, music, and fun they won’t soon forget! Young actors will rehearse and perform in a full production, work with professional NYC actors/teaching artists, build up their skills in a nurturing, non-competitive environment and play lots of drama games! Sign up for 1 week or more – there’s a new show every session! Grades K-9.

 

Ross Summer 

18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 

631- 907-5555

ross.org/summer

Ross Summer, built on the innovative educational foundation of Ross School, is an exciting and enriching experience for kids and teens! Ross Summer offers immersive

programs in the arts, media, sciences, and more, plus for-credit academic courses with top faculty and high-level athletics, including tennis with Larri Passos and basketball with the NY Knicks! Ross Summer provides the opportunity for families to create their ideal summer in the Hamptons.

 

Summer at St. Barts  

325 Park Avenue, New York,NY

212-378-0203

stbarts.org/grow/summer-camp/

[email protected] 

Summer at St. Bart’s offers something for everyone ages two through six! Every day campers ages three to six learn how to swim onsite in the indoor heated pool! Their two’s program is a great sneak peek at preschool socialization! All of their campers ages two through six, participate in a variety of activities which include sports in the full-sized gymnasium, outdoor play on the rooftop, arts and crafts, dance and movement, and free play in the classroom! Weekly specials include yoga, science experiments, and drama classes! Each session consists of a two week period. 

 

Super Soccer Stars 

Multiple Locations

212-877-7171

[email protected]

Soccerstars.com

Super Soccer Stars use the ball as a vehicle to help children not only improve their soccer skills, but also develop self-confidence, teamwork, and socialization skills. Highly trained, certified coaches work in small groups using an age-specific curriculum, providing each player with individual attention. Choose from FUNdamentals, Advanced Training, or Amazing Athletes multi-sport program. Half and full-day camp, plus weekly classes available. Private Camps also available – set your own schedule and our coaches will come to you!  Save $20 – Promo Code: NYFSUMMER.

 

Summer @BASIS Independent Manhattan 

Upper West Side & Chelsea

[email protected]

basisindependent.com/bimn.summer

BASIS Independent Manhattan offers summer camps packed with awesome, hands-on experiences that allow campers to discover new skills and talents while having fun and making new friends! From day camps and academic camps to specialty camps, participants can design a one-of-a-kind experience they’ll never forget, such as sports and games, exciting STEM projects, arts, crafts, music, dance, drama and more. Spaces are limited. Enroll today to Experience Awesome all summer long!

 

WCS Camps 

Bronx Zoo

wcs.education/bzcamp

Central Park Zoo

wcs.education/cpzcamp

Prospect Park Zoo

wcs.education/ppzcamp

Queens Zoo

wcs.education/qzcamp

New York Aquarium

wcs.education/nyacamp

 Discover summer camp programs for all age levels with hands-on learning and immersive activities. Ready to make memories this summer? Visit wcs.education/camps for details on camps at all 5 parks. Any questions? Email [email protected] or call 800- 433-4149. 5 parks. 4 boroughs. Unlimited fun! See you this summer!

 

YMCA of Greater New York Summer Camp  

ymcanyc.org/camp 

YMCA Summer Day Camp offers the best of adventure, aquatics, sports & games, creative arts, camp traditions, special guests & trips, and summer learning. YMCA programs for ages 3-15 are designed to meet your child’s interests and abilities. Through their day camps and specialty camps in all five boroughs, parents can trust the Y to give their kids a fun, enriching, and high-quality camp experience this summer — out of the house and learning new skills. Summer camp starts on July 3 and runs in two-week sessions through August 25. Camp hours and prices vary by location. Visit the website to find a camp near you to learn more!

 

Queens

Advantage Day Camp

EAST SIDE:  281 Main St.  Roosevelt Island, NY  10044

UPPER EAST SIDE:  Wagner Middle School/220 East 76th St. New York, NY  10021

advantagecamps.net  

EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

UPPER EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

Looking for non-stop fun, learning and action for your Camper? Advantage Day Camp has it all—sports, art, enrichment and experiences for kids ages 5 to 14! From field sports, tennis and yoga to chess, robotics, STEAM projects and so much more. Plus swimming at the East Side/Roosevelt Island location and sprinkler time at the Upper East Side/Wagner Middle School location. There’s even complimentary early drop-off and late pickup! Choose days, weeks or all summer! Enroll now!

 

Advantage Jr Tennis Camp

EAST SIDE:  281 Main St.  Roosevelt Island, NY  10044

WEST SIDE:  450 West 43rd St., New York, NY  10036

advantagecamps.net  

EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

WEST SIDE:  [email protected]

Advantage Junior Tennis Camps offers the best summer ever for beginners to more seasoned players. Campers ages 7 to 17 (at East Side/Roosevelt Island full-day Camp location) and ages 8 to 12 (at West Side/Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club half-day afternoon Camp location) focus on the game with drills, skills and match play under air-conditioned bubbles. Instructors and coaches bring out a Camper’s talents in a supportive way. Choose a week, all summer or something in between! Enroll now!

Advantage QuickStart Tennis Camp

UPPER EAST SIDE:  Wagner Middle School/220 East 76th St. New York, NY  10021

EAST SIDE:  281 Main St.  Roosevelt Island, NY  10044

WEST SIDE:  450 West 43rd St., New York, NY  10036

advantagecamps.net  

UPPER EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

EAST SIDE:  [email protected]

WEST SIDE:  [email protected]

At Advantage QuickStart Tennis Camp kids ages 4 to 8 get in the game—and love it! Special kid-sized racquets and slower-bouncing balls make it fun from day one! Specially-trained coaches use drills and games to keep Campers engaged, learning and enjoying in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere. Choose the East Side/Roosevelt Island, Upper East Side/Wagner Middle School or West Side/Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club location and sign up for a week or all summer for this half-day Camp. Even add afternoons at Advantage Day Camp! Enroll now!

 

Aviator Summer Day Camp

3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234

718-758-7510

Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp offers five daily rotating activities such as swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, rock climbing, parkour, indoor/outdoor turf, and courts plus more in its ample 175,000 sq. ft. facility and 35-acre outdoor area. Aviator Summer Camp also offers off-site and on-site field trips such as a day at Green Meadows Farm, Launch Trampoline Park, and a Brooklyn Cyclones game. The summer camp runs from 9 am-5 pm with early drop off and late stay available. Bus transportation is also available throughout Brooklyn. Lunch and an afternoon snack are included.

 

Countryside Montessori School

354 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

516- 406-3623

cmsgn.com

[email protected]  

Countryside Montessori School offers Summer Camp for children 18 months to 6 years old. An 8 week program offers flexibility in number of weeks and offers half and full day options. Toddlers enjoy our spacious playground in the mornings and nap in the afternoon. For our primary children we offer academics (similar to the school year) in the morning and afternoon play. Please be sure to email for more details.

 

Garden School

33-16 79th Street Jackson Heights, NY 11372

718- 335-6363

[email protected]

Gardenschool.org

Garden Summer Camp is run by highly-trained staff, industry experts, and professional educators who are dedicated to ensuring that each camper has a safe and enriching experience. To ensure that your child gets the attention they need, our camp has low camper to teacher ratios and is divided into different programs by age. At Garden’s Summer Camp, your child will build confidence, make new friends, discover new talents, and have lots and lots of FUN!

 

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp

183-02 Union Tpke

Flushing, NY 11366

hjcdaycamp.org

[email protected]

The “camp where everybody knows your name” offers programs for campers from pre-school through our Counselor-in-Training program for 14- and 15-year-olds. Our age-appropriate programs include Red Cross swim instruction, arts and crafts, outdoor play, sports, field trips, drama, Jewish culture programs, special events and activities, and weekly cookouts. Kosher lunch and afternoon snack are provided daily. Camp runs from 9 AM to 4 PM, with extended hours available from 8 AM to 6 PM.

 

Magic Day Camp  

216-15 Peck Ave., Bayside

718-634-8109 

magicdaycamp.com

Magic Day Camp has successfully operated for more than 30 years. Conveniently located in Bayside, Queens, with door-to-door bus transportation to families EVERYWHERE in Queens at no additional cost. Magic Day Camp has given generations of children a safe and rewarding environment to explore new and enriching experiences. With daily swimming, daily trips, sports programs, dance programs, parks, state of the art facilities, celebrations, and incredible summer days; “everyday is truly magical!”

 

Summer at The Kew-Forest School

119-17 Union Turnpike

Forest Hills, NY 11375

718- 551-3123

[email protected]

kewforest.org/summer

Summer at The Kew-Forest School (July 5 – August 11, 2023) provides children entering Kindergarten to Grade 5 with academic enrichment in reading, writing, and mathematics, along with recreational activities including martial arts, drama, dance, STEM, arts and crafts, special events, and more! Two, four, and six week options available. Attend an Open House on Saturday, April 15 at 10am or Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm.

 

Oasis Bayside 

646-519-5055

718-865- 5647

[email protected] 

An affordable NYC summer camp at Fort Totten with programs for ages 3 to 16 that are centered on the arts, outdoor education, instructional and recreational swimming, sports, and team building. With an optional lunch program as well! Oasis Bayside gives campers the opportunity to be active, think creatively, and discover new friendships that will last a lifetime. Three different types of camps are offered: a traditional summer day camp program for children in grades K-6, a Teen Travel program with daily destinations for young adults ages 12 to 14, and a modified day Early Start Imagination Camp for campers 3-5.

 

YMCA of Greater New York Summer Camp  

ymcanyc.org/camp 

YMCA Summer Day Camp offers the best of adventure, aquatics, sports & games, creative arts, camp traditions, special guests & trips, and summer learning. YMCA programs for ages 3-15 are designed to meet your child’s interests and abilities. Through their day camps and specialty camps in all five boroughs, parents can trust the Y to give their kids a fun, enriching, and high-quality camp experience this summer — out of the house and learning new skills. Summer camp starts on July 3 and runs in two-week sessions through August 25. Camp hours and prices vary by location. Visit the website to find a camp near you to learn more!

 

Westchester

Acres of Adventure Summer Camp @ Ann & Andy’s 

2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford

914-592-3027

annandandychildcare.com/summer-camp

Acres of Adventure Summer Camp at Ann & Andy’s is a one to nine-week summer camp with an emphasis on outdoors for children ages 3 months to 14 years. They offer customized schedules, individualized attention and hot lunches including barbeque Fridays. All buildings are air-conditioned. Visit the website for more details. Call for open house dates.  Tours by appointment only.

 

Boston Leadership Institute 

396 Washington Street Suite 117 Wellesley, MA 02481

[email protected] 

bostonleadershipinstitute.com

BLI offers award-winning programs in Medicine, Engineering, Science, and Business in Wellesley, Waltham, and Boston. Three-week research programs include Biomedical & Surgical Research, Astrophysics,Finance, Electronics & Robotics, and more. One-week options, available for middle and high school students, include Intro to Surgery, Forensics, Architecture, and Investment Banking. These are for students who would like to try out areas of STEM that they don’t often see in school. Day and residential options are available for all programs.

 

Camp Pinebrook / Pinebrook Summer Arts

1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle, NY 10804 914-813-8700

[email protected]

CampPinebrook.com

Pinebrook Summer Arts Camp (PSA) is designed for 5th-9th grade campers who want to enjoy a wide variety of arts programming every day, the premier program in Lower Westchester. PSA is for kids who love the camp culture, but who want to participate in arts programming all day long. Accomplished and well-known local professional staff of teaching artists will lead classes in the areas of Fine Arts and Theatre. First session begins: June 26th.

 

Challenge Camp

Iona University

715 North Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801

914-779-6024

[email protected]

challengecamps.com

Challenge Camp is an ACA-accredited day camp at Iona University in New Rochelle, offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for creative children ages 4-15. Over 120 STEM & Arts project based electives to engage and inspire your camper. Sports and on-site Swimming options enable campers to challenge their minds and bodies.

 

Chapel School Summer Program

172 White Plains Road

Bronxville NY 10708

914-337-3202

[email protected]

thechapelschool.org

The Chapel School Summer Program was safely open for Care Bears (ages 3-6) and Explorers (ages 7-12) in 2020, 2021 and 2022, with record numbers of children experiencing fun and enrichment in a safe and nurturing environment! They are excited to be Back & Better in 2023! Online registration is LIVE.

 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory  

DNA Learning Center

One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

516-367-5170

[email protected]

summercamps.dnalc.org

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center (DNALC) provides biology-focused lab 

enrichment programs to students entering grades 6-12. Week-long in-person science camps are held at three locations: at the Dolan DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor, the DNALC NYC @ City Tech in Brooklyn, and the Regeneron DNALC in Sleepy Hollow. Led by experienced instructors, campers learn to use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform advanced experiments grade levels beyond their peers. Scholarships are available!

 

Crestwood Music Education Center

870 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale     

914-961-3497

[email protected]

Crestwoodmusic.com

Located in downtown Scarsdale. For over 35 years, CMEC has offered private lessons in piano, guitar, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, drums and percussion instruments for students of all ages and levels. This world-class faculty will be providing a premier music education experience! CMEC has one of the most comprehensive chamber music and orchestral programs in the tri-state area as well as their well-renowned Suzuki and Jazz/Rock programs.

 

GymCats Gymnastics  

At Equalize Fitness

1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers

914-965-7676

gymcats.net

GymCats Gymnastics summer camp offers quality instruction for beginners through advanced gymnastics in a fully air conditioned facility that teaches gymnastics all year long! The camp offers individualized instruction, all campers are grouped by age, and no experience is necessary; we specialize in teaching beginners! You can choose half day or full day and sign up for one week, multiple weeks or all 8 weeks. NEW THIS YEAR- NINJA WARRIOR OBSTACLE COURSE! Space is limited, register online.

 

Hudson Country Montessori Summer Camp

340 Quaker Ridge Road

New Rochelle, NY 10804

914-636-6202

[email protected]

hudsoncountry.org

Hudson Country’s camp is an eight-week program (June 26 -August 18) for ages 18 months – 12 years. With themed weekly schedules, campers engage in indoor/outdoor activities while learning and having fun.  Activities include daily swim instruction (on-premise pool), sports, hands-on science, technology, art, field trips, music, dance and more. Flexible scheduling, full & half-day sessions and extended hours 7:30am-6:00pm available.

 

Destination Science 

Iona College – Bronxville Campus

171 White Plains Road

Bronxville, NY 10708

destinationscience.org/new-york-science-camps/westchester-county/

888-909-2822

[email protected]

For 23 years Destination Science has been science camp for kids 5-11! This summer, become a robot engineer, explore coaster science, create a biobot and join the DS space force! Participate in 15 STEM activities weekly, make & take projects, three science stations per day, plus games, challenges, silly songs and all the fun of camp! KIDS EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE and BUILDS GREAT LIFE SKILLS including Curiosity, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cooperation, Persistence and more!  Enroll by April 1st to save $40/week!

 

Jimmy Vejar Summer Fun in Rye Brook

914-937-3800 ext. 724

[email protected]

cpwestchester.org/summer

Jimmy Vejar Summer Fun in Rye Brook returns this summer! Hosted at the beautiful David G. Osterer Center, they 

provide a summer program for children and teens with all abilities, ages 5 – 21. From June 26 to August 25, campers will enjoy an enriching summer experience filled with fun activities like swimming, field trips, and more! Those with OPWDD eligibility are welcome. Sign up for the mailing list to be first in line for registration.

 

Mamaroneck Beach + Yacht Club 

555 S Barry Avenue

Mamaroneck, New York 10543.

914-698-1130

mbyc-ny.com

Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club is a private membership club with unparalleled service. A world where relaxed elegance meets a new world luxury lifestyle; a place where you and your family will create cherished summer memories. Exceptional service, attention to detail, the warmth of their staff and unmistakable style will make MBYC a recognized icon and a beloved destination by its members.

 

Mini Camp at Purchase Day Camp

3095 Purchase Street, Purchase

914-949-2636

PurchaseDayCamp.com

Get your preschooler off to an early start this summer at Purchase Day Camp Mini Camp! Designed especially for our littlest campers, Mini Camp is for 3’s, 4’s and children entering kindergarten, during the first 3 weeks of June. With flexible enrollment, register for 1, 2, or all 3 weeks, discounts available for enrolled Purchase Day Camp families. Campers will enjoy swimming, sports, science, art, cooking, Friday pizza lunches, and more. Come join the fun!

 

Mosholu Day Camp

261 Arden Valley Road

Southfields, NY 10975

845-243-0751

mmcc.org/camp

For 80 years, Mosholu Day Camp has been providing affordable quality camping to children ages 5-15 from all over the area. Sitting on beautiful Lake Cohasset at Harriman State Park, we offer children a place to develop, experience, and enjoy nature, while taking part in unforgettable summer activities like swimming, boating, sports, music, arts, and everything else you’d come to expect from an awesome summer day camp! Buses with A/C, full 8-week summer, multi-week options.

 

Oasis Dobbs Ferry 

Oasischildren.com 

Andrew – 646-519-5057

[email protected]

An affordable premier day camp located on the beautiful Mercy College campus overlooking the Hudson. Children, ages 3 to 16, are invited to take part in activities centered around sports, the arts, nature, daily instructional and recreational swimming, and most importantly, social-emotional growth. Offering a variety of camp experiences, Oasis in Dobbs Ferry has something for everyone!  The traditional summer camp program includes children grades K-6, Teen Travel & Jr. Teen Travel programs, as well as an ESIC (Early Start ImaginationCamp) for the newest campers, ages 3-5.  

 

Purchase Day Camp

3095 Purchase Street, Purchase

914-949-2636

PurchaseDayCamp.com

Purchase Day Camp is the premiere Westchester summer day camp, offering a wide variety of broad-based programming with flexible enrollment for ages 3-15. 100 TEAM Members for 300 campers. Four heated pools with instructional swim following the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Course and free swim with towel service. Transportation available for surrounding towns and a lunch program. Come join the fun and see why so many say, ‘I Just Love It Here!’

 

Rye YMCA Camps 

914-967-6363, email: [email protected]

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Camps for ages 2-14 include: Kinder, Discovery, STEAM, Sports, Gymnastics and Leaders in Training. New this year – Kinder Camp in Mamaroneck! Rye Y Camps are ACA accredited and led by a team of full-time professional directors. Our dedicated summer staff are selected for their strong character, maturity, enthusiasm and commitment to Y values and serve as Professional Role Models for our campers. (1:4 camper ratios for our youngest groups and up to 1:10 for our oldest campers) Extended care available.  We adhere to safety guidelines to keep your children safe. Learn more and register at ryeycamp.org.

 

Squire Camps  

Maria Regina School, Hartsdale

914-328-3798

squirecamps.com 

“Celebrating 50 Years!” A camp for the child who wants it all. Winner of the Westchester County Inspector’s Choice Award! Campers customize their own schedule from over 50 different activities including photography, cooking, swimming, arts, robotics, sports and more. Campers may attend four, three or seven weeks. Hot lunch included. Transportation, extended day, and early drop off available. Activities are taught by certified teachers in air conditioned classrooms on a beautiful private centrally located campus.

 

Steffi Nossen School of Dance  

216 Central Ave., White Plains

914-328-1900

steffinossen.org

Preschool -College Summer Arts experiences.  Explore the performing arts in a safe, nurturing and artistically challenging environment. Pre-School Storybook Camps: book–based movement, music, and art; K – Middle School Dance Camp/Intensives combine a variety of dance styles with history and choreography; Musical Theater Camp/Intensive,  for dancers, actors, and singers; Adaptive Dance Classes for kids and adults; Adult Adaptive Musical Theater Workshop; and Companies in Residence for auditioned high school and college dancers. Register now for a creative and enriching summer.

 

SUNY – Purchase  

914-251-6500

[email protected]

purchase.edu/youth

The Purchase College Summer Youth & Precollege Programs in the Arts are so much more than camps! Immersed in a variety of exciting, fun, and enriching learning activities, students in grades 5-12 gain new skills and meet like-minded friends in acting, art, creative writing, improv, filmmaking, photography, vocals, and 

 

Staten Island

Art Lab

1000 Richmond Terrace, 10301

artlabsi.com

[email protected]

Art Lab’s Camp Picasso & Camp Kandinsky provide a great creative environment for children all summer long. Taught by professional teaching artists, campers will learn various techniques of fine and applied arts through hands-on art activities including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage & more. Weather permitting, campers will also enjoy outdoor art activities as they explore the beautiful grounds of Snug Harbor. They offer multiple camp sessions all summer, so you can register for two weeks, ten weeks, or something in between. Half-day and full-day available.

 

Big Bird’s Playhouse

1859 Richmond Ave., 10314

[email protected]

bigbirdsplayhouse.com

Children will enjoy trips to parks, roller skating, aquarium, Liberty Science Center, Turtleback Zoo, swimming, bowling, movies & sports. Parents have the choice between on site, infants to 5 years old, or traveling camp for ages 5-10. Camp runs July 5 to August 26. Established 1991. Give your child the best summer ever! 

 

DEA Music & Art Summer Program

1481 Hylan Bvd., 10305

718-370-7733

[email protected]

deamusicandart.com

Get ready to explore the incredible world of music, art and theater through exciting programs at DEA Music, Art & Theatre School! From instrument lessons to musical theater and dance classes – this is your chance to craft experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. Sign up today for both year-round and summer camp opportunities. Free trial classes are available to newcomers. Sign up for summer camp early and save.

 

Fastrack Kids Summer STE(A)M Adventure 2023

141 Evergreen Avenue, 10305

347-983-2229

 https://ftkny.com/summer-camp/ 

At FTKNY’s STE(A)M and academics based summer programs, children will explore the weeks’ enrichment adventure, interact with a SmartBoard Learning Station, engage in role play, do arts and crafts, conduct experiments, improve their math and literacy skills and have lots of free play time pus trips to the park with their friends! Two Convenient Staten Island locations. At FTKNY kids have so much fun they don’t realize how much they are learning!

 

Fun Station Day Camp

3555 Victory Blvd., 10314

718-569-5426

[email protected]

funstationdaycamp.com

Join Staten Island’s fastest growing camp! FSDC has gone from 25 kids in 2012 to well over 300 last year. The home facility has 70+ arcade games, rides, laser tag and two full sized basketball courts. In addition, campers go on 3-4 trips per week: Swimming, Nickelodeon Universe, Keansburg, Chelsea Piers and more. Free daily lunch, bus service and extended hours (7am to 6pm) available.

 

High Hopes Summer Camp

1298 Woodrow Rd., 10309

718-317-8143

[email protected]

highhopeschildcare.com 

High Hopes is now accepting Summer Camp Registration for children ages 2-6 years old. In this State of the art facility, children will experience an array of activities including a Disney Party, Pajama Parties, Space Exploration and more. They also have an outdoor play area for outdoor activities. High Hopes is now celebrating 28 years of caring for the children of Staten Island; Become a part of the High Hopes family this summer.

 

JCC Day Camp

Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds

​1131 Manor Rd., 10314

[email protected] 

Camp.SIJCC.org

Fun is their tradition at JCC Day Camp! For nearly 90 years, children have had unforgettable summers full of friendship, discovery, and fun. Campers get to participate in swimming, sports, arts & crafts, STEM, drama, trips, and more! JCC Day Camp is licensed by the NYC Department of Health and accredited by the American Camping Association. Marvin’s Camp for Children with Special Needs, inclusion opportunities, and specialty camps are also available.

 

Learn & Explore Preschool Summer Program

241 New Dorp Lane, 10306

718-667-4701

[email protected]

laepreschool.com

Are you ready to get your feet wet and have a Summer of fun? ​Join Learn and Explore for a ​summer filled with foam parties, bubbles, water play, visits from the ice cream truck, and of course, enrichment activities to make the summer months a learning experience! 

 

Marvin’s Camp for Children with Special Needs

Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds

​1131 Manor Rd., 10314

[email protected]

Camp.SIJCC.org

718-475-5231

Marvin’s Camp for Children with Special Needs, a program of JCC Day Camp, provides an educational, creative, social, and safe environment for kids and teens with disabilities. All Marvin’s programs are led by highly experienced staff with degrees in special education, social work, and school psychology. The program features low staff-to-camper ratios. JCC Day Camp also offers an inclusion program in their traditional camp program. Interview is required for all new campers.

 

New Dorp Christian Academy Summer Camp

259 Rose Ave., 10306

718-987-1188

[email protected]

newdorpchristianacademy.com

New Dorp Christian Summer Camp welcomes families from all denominations to participate in a comprehensive camp for children ages 3-12. Camp is a unique opportunity for children to thrive academically, socially, and creatively in an environment supporting exploration, discovery, and personal growth. The camp channels natural curiosity through innovative STEM activities and weekly trips. Campers creativity is engaged through music, arts and crafts; and a commitment to team sports builds athleticism and promotes good sportsmanship.

 

Richmond County Day Camp

6581 Hylan Blvd., 10309

718-761-1492

[email protected]

rcdaycamp.com

Since 1995, Richmond County Day Camp has provided memorable summers to thousands of Staten Island children by specializing in creating a nurturing environment where campers make friends and build self-esteem. At the rustic, private facility, campers enjoy an exciting program of activities like swimming, sports, arts and crafts, fishing, fencing, yoga, dance, STEM and drama, with daily trips, themes, shows and special events. Tuition includes door-to-door transportation, extended hours and all activities.

 

St. Joseph Hill Academy Summer Camp

850 Hylan Boulevard, 10305

Eileen Gregor

718-981-1187 ext 9503

[email protected]

[email protected]

St. Joseph Hill Academy Elementary School Summer Camps will take place over four weeks in July 2023. The camps will run Monday through Friday and welcome students who will be entering Grades PreK-4 – 8th grade in September of 2023. Six sports camps to choose from including Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Track, Volleyball and Cheerleading and two weeks of Camp Koala. All Camps are co-educational and students from all schools are welcome.

 

Staten Island Academy Camp

715 Todt Hill Road

Staten Island, NY 10304

statenislandacademy.org

[email protected]

Staten Island Academy Day Camp is managed by a full-time staff of caring professionals that provide exceptional and diverse opportunities for children ages 3 to 15. Their unique and flexible registration process allows families to choose the number of days and weeks their child can attend. Whether it is Carnival Day, Crazy Hat Day or Camp Show Day, Staten Island Academy Day Camp features a fun and safe environment for campers each and every day. 

 

Staten Island Skating Pavilion’s Learn to Skate Camp

3080 Arthur Kill Rd

Staten Island, NY 10309

718- 948-4800

thepavilion.org/learntoskatesummercamp

[email protected]

The Pavilion’s Learn to Skate Camp is designed to be a home away from home for children where they can learn, laugh, grow and have fun! Focused on inspiring creativity and independence, each day the campers will have up to 1.5 hours of non-ice instruction with skating and hockey coaches. Depending on the day, they will also have up to one hour of off-ice training, dance or movement/stretch class and/or outdoor play. This exposure to sports will offer invaluable life lessons such as working hard to accomplish goals and overcoming obstacles. These lessons will physically improve large muscle development & spatial awareness.

 

Super Kids Camp

1481 Hylan Bvd., 10305

347-960-6399

sisummercamp.com

This summer, join DEA Music & Art and FasTracKids on a remarkable journey that will be sure to create lifelong memories! Campers at the Grasmere location will have the opportunity to explore the boundless realms of music, drama, and art all while their minds are expanding in science, technology and academia due to the indepth weekly curriculum. With access to many activities at the Grasmere facility, Super Kids will make  sure everyone has an incredible adventure that will last a lifetime!

 

YMCA of Greater New York Summer Camp 

ymcanyc.org/camp 

YMCA Summer Day Camp offers the best of adventure, aquatics, sports & games, creative arts, camp traditions, special guests & trips, and summer learning. YMCA programs for ages 3-15 are designed to meet your child’s interests and abilities. Through their day camps and specialty camps in all five boroughs, parents can trust the Y to give their kids a fun, enriching, and high-quality camp experience this summer — out of the house and learning new skills. Summer camp starts on July 3 and runs in two-week sessions through August 25. Camp hours and prices vary by location. Visit the website to find a camp near you to learn more!

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Our summer camps are gateways to personal growth, skill development, and unforgettable memories, blending educational excellence with the joy of summer adventure.</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><br /><br /></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Our curriculum is designed to meticulously develop both speaking and debating skills, ensuring students emerge as confident communicators and thinkers. Here's a closer look at our focused training approach:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><br /><br /></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In Public Speaking, our focus areas include:</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Voice Projection:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Teaching students to speak clearly and audibly.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Voice Modulation:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Varying pitch and tone for emphasis and effect.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Articulation:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Ensuring clarity and precision in speech.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Passion:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Encouraging expressive, enthusiastic delivery.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Use of Emphasis and Pauses:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Enhancing speech dynamics for impact.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Confidence:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Building self-assurance in public speaking.</span></p> <p><strong id="docs-internal-guid-059348ae-7fff-6219-67e5-728bc2a0e47d" style="font-weight: normal;"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For Body Language, we emphasize:</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Eye Contact:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Engaging with the audience visually.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Hand Gestures:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Using gestures to reinforce messages.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Body Movements:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Incorporating movement for emphasis.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Body Postures:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Maintaining a confident, approachable stance.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: normal;"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We train students in:</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Powerful Openings:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Captivating the audience from the start.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Clear Statement of Claims:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Presenting arguments concisely.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Backing Claims with Reasoning and Supporting Materials:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Strengthening arguments with evidence.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Extemporaneous Speaking:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Developing the ability to speak spontaneously and coherently.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: normal;"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In Debate, our focus includes:</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Cross-Examination:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Skillfully questioning and clarifying points.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Refutation:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Effectively countering arguments.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Powerful Closings:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Concluding debates with impact.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ethos, Pathos, Logos:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Utilizing these persuasive techniques.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Persuasion:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Convincing the audience through logical argumentation.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: normal;"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Soft Skills - The 7 Cs:</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Collaboration:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Fostering teamwork and cooperative problem-solving.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Conflict Resolution:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Equipping students to navigate and resolve disputes effectively.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Community Building:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Encouraging active participation and contribution to community development.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Character:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Cultivating integrity, responsibility, and ethical behavior.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Comradery:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Building friendships and peer support networks.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Critical Thinking:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Developing analytical skills for thoughtful decision-making.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Creativity:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Encouraging innovative thinking and unique expression.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: normal;"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Our 'summer camp first' philosophy means we blend rigorous learning with fun activities that foster teamwork, build friendships, and promote diverse perspectives. Students leave with not only new skills but also lasting memories and friendships.</span></p> <p> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Join us at Capitol Debate this summer and watch your child transform into a confident, articulate, and critical thinker, equipped to make a positive impact.</span></p>