The 2019 Ultimate Guide To Summer Camp

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Deer Mountain Day Camp


Camp Fair Information: All the info on registering for our upcoming Camp Fairs

Last Word: A camp director offers expert insight for times when your camper isn’t sure about going back next summer


Choose Wisely: The top six factors you really should focus on when choosing a camp

Be Prepared!: How camp prepares campers for adulthood

Rock Your Camp Tour: A quick checklist for the important factors to be looking for on a camp tour

A Change in the Air?: How to tell if it’s the right time to consider a different camp for your child

The Buddy System: Should your child go to camp with someone they know?

Special Needs FAQs: Four questions to ask when choosing a camp for your special needs child

The Power of Unplugging: Summer camp offers a perfect opportunity for kids to put the screens away

Giving Camp Back to the Campers: In order to help kids to foster independence, it’s key for parents to let go and trust camp leaders

The Joy of Tradition: Camp traditions & rituals bring a unique sense of history to the summer camp experience

Countdown to Camp: A handy timeline for planning every aspect of camp—from the search process to drop-off day

7 Savings Tips for Summer Camp: Fit summer camp into your family’s budget with these easy tips


2019 Summer Camp Directory

About The American Camp Association, New York & New Jersey: The ACA is a great resource for local parents—they help families discover the best camp for their children, whether it’s a day camp nearby or a sleepaway camp out of state. Visit to use their “Find a Camp” search directory. They also have a camp placement specialist, Renee Flax, who offers one-on-one consultations—contact her at 212-391-5208 or [email protected].

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Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp

<p>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. Sign up by February 28th to receive up to $300 off camp with early bird discounts.</p>

Independent Lake Camp

<p>Independent Lake Camp is a premier overnight camp in the Poconos for ages 6-17. ILC is dedicated to being a diverse community with powerful individualized programming, and top-notch facilities & staff. We have been offering respect, creativity and understanding in a challenging and nurturing environment for 30 years.</p> <p>The friendships and connections that are developed at ILC are what makes our community so special. We are a fantastic circus, sports, dance, performing arts, music, aquatics, fine & digital arts, skateboarding, high ropes, role playing games, nature and equestrian camp all rolled into one.</p>


<p class="MsoNormal">Oasis in Dobbs Ferry is an affordable premier Westchester 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,</p> <p class="MsoNormal">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 Imagination Camp) for the newest campers, ages 3-5. Oasis in Dobbs Ferry is a place to experience amazing summers & make lifelong friends!</p>