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Summer Camp Guide 2018

Be it parent or child, it’s never too early to start dreaming of summer.  There are hundreds of day camps in and around Westchester County.  So finding one is not going to be hard.  But choosing the BEST one for your camper can get tricky so Harrison Moms has narrowed, selected and rounded up the best in all categories!

Traditional Day Camps

Purchase Day Camp, Purchase NY

**Open house March 3rd from 11am-2pm**

We know there are so many programs to consider so THANK YOU for taking a look at Purchase Day Camp, but we’re not a camp for everyone. We’re not focused on a single sport or activity.  We are laser focused on your child.  We provide a broad based program with sensitive, enthusiastic and encouraging staff who get to know each camper as an individual. We’re proud of the atmosphere we’ve nurtured where every camper and counselor is part of one big family. If you are looking for a community for your child to grow in then, YOU FOUND IT!

Campers are organized into groups by age and gender and typically have 20 campers and 5 counselors. Certified teachers act as TEAM Leaders for each group and are supported by college students and high school upper classmen.

Our specialty activities are also lead by certified teachers. This means that you have two teachers and four other counselors with a group of 20 campers at most activities. No other camp provides that quantity or quality of supervision.

Details: Ages 3-15.  Children get to swim twice a day in one of the camp’s four pools at Camp Purchase, as well as spend time on the sports fields, in the science area or on the 18-hole mini-golf course. There’s also an indoor activity area with a rocketry lab, dance auditorium and woodworking shop, to name just a few of the facilities. Door-to-door transportation is available for Purchase, West Harrison, Rye Brook, Harrison, Port Chester, Rye and White Plains.

Contact info: 914-949-2636 or office@purchasehouse.com

Purchase Day Camp – Pre Season Camp

Details:  Ages 3-5.  The Little Sprouts Mini Camp will be held from June 4th – June 22nd.

Click here for more information or to register online.

Contact info: 914-949-2636 or office@purchasehouse.com

Breezemont Day Camp, Armonk NY

Breezemont Day Camp promises your child an experience that will last a lifetime!

A DAY CAMP WRAPPED UP IN A SLEEP AWAY CAMP FACILITY Located on an expansive 18-acre property, Breezemont is nestled in its natural surroundings. Our campus maintains large green fields, towering trees, and a beautiful lake, which is a unique feature for a day camp. Complete with state of the art facilities, Breezemont preserves the appearance of an overnight camp, while implementing a creatively robust day camp schedule.

CREATIVE PROGRAM LEVERAGING OUR SITE AND TAILORED TO EACH AGE GROUP Our exciting program includes a variety of sports, arts, and aquatics activities, specifically designed to be age-appropriate for each group of campers. At Breezemont we are dedicated to finding the deeper intrinsic value of activities, and promise to enrich your child’s experience at day camp. Our campers navigate their day by learning new skills, taking healthy risks, and accomplishing meaningful goals, all while developing their curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.

A MATURE AND HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF Our experienced, mature, and caring staff are highly trained by child development professionals and camping experts. Counselors help facilitate connections and meaningful friendships between campers, and promise that each child will feel included and accepted in their group. We maintain an age appropriate counselor to camper ratio in all groups.

Details:  Begins June 25th – August 17th, comprised of 8 separate weeks.  Child can attend 4,5,6,7 or all 8 weeks.  Transportation available.  Ages 3 through 8th grade.

Contact info:  914-367-1936 or info@breezemont.com

Badger Day Camp, Larchmont NY

Badger Day Camp is Westchester’s premier summer day camp for kids ages 3-12. Badger Day Camp provides door to door supervised transportation, daily hot lunch, towel service, exceptional counselor to camper ratio, sports activities including world class swim instruction, a nature program, art & crafts and even yoga!

Details: June 25th – August 17th.  Ages 3-15.  Offer 8 consecutive weeks of camp but not required to attend all 8.

Contact info: 914-834-1084 or info@badgerdaycamp.com 

Mohawk Day Camp, White Plains NY

At Mohawk, we carefully design our programs to balance physical and creative activities that excite and challenge children of all ages. As our campers grow, so does their ability to customize how they spend their camp day. From our gentle, supportive Preschool Camp, children progress to Lower Camp, where expanded activities and elective choices pave the way to our unique, flexible and expansive Senior Camp. Mohawk’s rich blend of creative and athletic programming takes place on a beautiful and truly remarkable campsite.

Originally a farm, Mohawk still holds much of its historic charm with pastures, stone walls, an apple orchard, and original farm buildings. Our facilities include eight heated swimming pools, including developmental pools for preschoolers, seven craft centers, a farm filled with animals year-round and expansive field space for every game, sport or activity imaginable.

Details: June 25th -August 17th.  Ages 3-15.  Round-trip transportation available.  Lunch served daily.

Contact info: 914-949-2635 or info@campmohawk.com

Camp Hillard, Scarsdale NY

Family-owned and operated since 1920, Camp Hillard has programs for children ages 3 to 13. Door-to-door mini-bus transportation is available for many Westchester towns and villages, as well as Manhattan, Riverdale and Greenwich, CT. Impeccably maintained and constantly improved, Camp Hillard offers a complete program that uniquely combines spirit, tradition, and fun with first class modern facilities.

Today, we take great pride in being the 2nd oldest privately owned day camp in the United States. Our hands-on approach combined with a commitment to excellence has made Camp Hillard a truly remarkable place. Being a camper at Camp Hillard is an experience that one will always remember. Campers look forward to each summer with anticipation and excitement. We have created a warm and personable camp environment, where every child feels special and succeeds. It is also important to us that they are learning skills while having fun. The quality of our counselors, variety of activities and small groups are the keys to happy and enthusiastic campers.

Over the years, we have developed a total program which is carefully planned so that campers have the full benefit of outstanding swimming and sports instruction, balanced with high-quality creative and performing arts, fun specialty activities, as well as exciting special events. Our program is led by an experienced staff of camp professionals working together to ensure a successful summer for each and every camper.

Details:  June 25th – August 16th, Ages 3-13.  Transportation available.  Lunch and snacks provided.

Contact info:  914-949-8857 or camp@camphillard.com

Challenge Camp, Hartsdale NY

Come experience the magic of Challenge Camp, Westchester’s premier day camp for bright, curious children. Our campers have a fantastic summer, letting their imaginations soar on our picturesque campus in Hartsdale, New York. There are no “empty calories” on our tempting plate of summer activities, filled with tasty helpings from the worlds of technology, sports, math and science, history, gaming, arts and crafts, photography, and performing arts — from computers, robots and architecture to fashion design, music, cooking and much, much more.

With over 35 years of experience, we have assembled a camping staff that is superb in every way. We are dedicated to providing children with meaningful opportunities to realize their intellectual and personal potential. Challenge Camp is pleased to offer a transportation option to families in Westchester County, Manhattan and the Bronx through our provider, Mar-Can Transportation. All buses are air conditioned!

The forms for your area can be found at this link. The camp office can also assist with potential carpool information.

Details: June 25th – August 10th, Kindergarten – 14.  Transportation and lunch available.

Contact info: 914-779-6024 or info@challengecamps.com

The Rye YMCA Camp, Rye NY

At the Rye Y, we nurture the potential of every child, by cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. We offer hundreds of programs for pre-school and school age youth including Sports (multi-sports, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball & more) Gymnastics, Enrichment, Arts, Music, Dance, Swim and Fitness.

Details: Ages 3-15, June 25th – August 17th, Y Membership required.

Contact info: 914-967-6363 or camp@ryeymca.org

Elmwood Day Camp, White Plains NY

Our mission is for each child to discover, celebrate and be who he or she is supposed to be. Consistent, caring relationships and a comprehensive activity program is essential to achieve our mission. The guiding principle of our program is to give each camper the opportunity to enjoy the full range of activities, which are designed for participation, skill development and fun. Our program reflects the changing developmental needs of children.

Details: Ages 3 – 11, June 25th – August 16th

Contact info:  914-592-6121 or request more information

Greenwich Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Programs 2018

Greenwich Adventurers, Greenwich CT
Details: Ages 8-15, Organized by age and interest, the program includes theme weeks with on-site activities, one special field trip per week, and local beach days at Greenwich Point & Island Beach.
Contact:  (203) 618-7649 or recreation@greenwichct.org 

Kamp Kairphree, Greenwich CT
Details: Ages 5-12,  Kamp Kairphree operates out of the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich.  Campers rotate between the EGCC and two locations at Greenwich Point Beach. Every Wednesday all campers go to Island Beach by ferry, weather permitting. Regular activities include arts & crafts, sports, canoeing, and board games.
Contact: (203) 637-4583 or civiccenter@greenwichct.org

Skatepark Ramp Camps and Clinics
Details: Coed ages 6-14, Half Day Camp for skateboarders ages 6-14. Ramp camp runs 9:00 AM – Noon, Monday – Thursday. Rain date on Fridays. FEE: $199 per week
Contact: (203) 496-9876

Summer 2018 Camps and Programs Brochure

Mount Tom Day Camp, New Rochelle NY

Mount Tom is a premier, traditional summer day camp and a leader in early childhood programs. We are the closest private, suburban day camp to New York City and are conveniently located to all areas of lower Westchester. Since 1955, THE MOUNT TOM DIFFERENCE has been helping children learn life skills and make new friends in an environment where the emphasis is on personal growth and FUN!!

Details: June 25th – August 17th. Ages 3-14.  Transportation and lunch provided.  Flexible, does not have to register for full 8 weeks.

Contact info: 914-636-8130 or info@mounttomdaycamp.com

ESF Summer Camp, Greenwich CT

The Widest Variety of Exciting Camps & Programs for Every Interest.  Sports, education, mini camp, big kids camp and extended day programs.

Details: June 18th – August 17th.  Ages 3 – 15. Offers multi-week discounts, sibling discounts and referral program

Contact: 203-869-4444 or send a message

Town of Harrison Recreation Day Camps

Day Camps Four day camps offering numerous sports, arts and crafts swimming, music and weekly special events. Day camp applications will be available in February and distributed through schools or may be picked up at any Recreation Department Office. Applications received after May 10th will be placed on a waiting list with no guarantee of a spot in the program and will also incur a $50 late fee charge. A non-resident camper will be allowed to attend for a fee of $1,350.00 and must be sponsored by a Harrison resident.

Grade: Going into Grades 1st – 8th in September

Dates: July 2nd – August 10th (No camp on July 4th)

Grades 1-5: Camp Seaside (WH)

Grades 6-8 : L.M.C.C. Leo Mintzer Center

Grades 1-5 : Camp Brookside (D.T.)

Grades 6-8 : Camp Sollazzo – Sollazzo Center, Harrison

Registration: Ends May 11th Cost: $575, & $400 for each additional child Payable: Town/Village of Harrison

Click here for more Town of Harrison Summer Camps

Educational Camps

Summer Steam, Larchmont NY

MacInspires provides a unique summer program where kids expand their STEAM interests and have a blast with likeminded kids in a non-competitive environment. MacInspires offers pro-rated registrations for campers who cannot make the entire Series, just email us and we’ll make it happen!

Details:  June 25th – August 24th, Ages 6 – 16.  Offers pizza or sandwiches for lunch.

Contact: education@macinspires.com or 914-630-7338

Challenge Camp, Harstdale NY

 Open the door to a delightful and meaningful summer for your child.  Our campers have a fantastic summer, letting their imaginations soar on our picturesque campus. There are no “empty calories” on our tempting plate of summer activities, filled with tasty helpings from the worlds of technology, sports, math and science, history, gaming, arts and crafts, photography, and performing arts — from computers, robots and architecture to fashion design, music, cooking and much, much more. With over 35 years of experience, we have assembled a camping staff that is superb in every way. We are dedicated to providing children with meaningful opportunities to realize their intellectual and personal potential.  

Details: June 25th – August 10th, ages 4-14.  Transportation and lunch available

Contact:  info@challengecamps.com or 914-779-6024

Greenwich Academy Summer Enrichment Programs, Greenwich CT

Summer at Greenwich Academy is magical. Girls and boys explore nearly every inch of our 39-acre campus. There are opportunities for learning, for exploration, for discovery, and most of all, for fun.

For a list of the many summer programs offered, click here.

Contact: 203-625-8900

ESF Summer Camp, Greenwich CT

The Widest Variety of Exciting Camps & Programs for Every Interest.  Sports, education, mini camp, big kids camp and extended day programs.

Details: June 18th – August 17th.  Ages 3 – 15. Offers multi-week discounts, sibling discounts and referral program

Contact: 203-869-4444 or send a message

Purchase College Youth and Pre-college Programs in the Arts, Purchase NY

Serious Foundation. Serious Fun. We hope that you choose Purchase College for your child’s enrichment experiences.  Our Youth and Precollege Programs are sure to create many treasured memories for your entire family!

Summer Youth Programs

Summer Pre-College Programs

Important Dates: Session I: June 25 – July 6 Session II: July 9-20 Session III: July 23 – August 3 Early Registration Discount Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018 Open House: April 21, 2018 RSVP here

Zaniac Summer Camps 2018, Greenwich CT

Enter the Technology Zone! Calling all Coders, Explorers, Engineers and Designers! Zaniac Summer Camps are ideal for your curious child. Go on a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Adventure with us! Each camp is tailored to your child’s needs and grouped for your child’s age and grade. Our Summer Camp space is limited, so enroll today! Experience the Coolest Camps this Summer!

Download Summer Camp Schedule

Details: Pre-k – Grade 8, June 4th – August 31st

Contact: greenwich@zaniaclearning.com or 203-918-9264

Id Tech Summer Programs, Purchase NY

Got a coder, gamer or just a kid wild about computers?  idTech summer programs are held on college campuses. Each session is designed to get students inspired and start out on their long-term skill development pathway in coding, game development, robotics, or design.

To see all the courses available at this location, click here.

Details: Ages 7-17, June 25 – August 3rd.  Located at Manhattanville College.

Contact: 888-709-8324

Future Stars Summer Camp, Armonk NY

Future Stars Academic Camp enhances students’ reading comprehension, writing, and math skills.  Academic Camp integrates classroom learning with outdoor play to make learning fun. We use the wonderful facilities at Purchase College–the Olympic-sized swimming pool, soccer fields, and athletic courts–on a daily basis. Due to our excellent student to teacher ratio of approximately 3:1, every student is engaged and involved throughout the learning process.

Future Stars Multimedia Camp follows a weekly curriculum that promotes digital skills and project-based learning. Campers bring ideas to life using photography and video and transform these into a creative project that will be shared with other campers at the weekly end of session ‘slideshow movie feature’. Additional focus will be given to the world of Social Media with campers interacting with all Future Stars Summer Programs and bringing summer news and highlights to the world via various Social Media platforms.

Future Stars S.T.E.A.M Education Camp aims to engage campers in a series of innovative fields not seen in traditional school education. Experienced teachers will follow their S.T.E.A.M curriculums as campers participate in fun, hands on activities and projects aiming to inspire campers outside of the school year. Additional recreational games and swim periods, supplement the daily curriculum to give campers a balanced day of learning and fun. Programs will take place in collegiate classrooms and/or computer labs with all necessary equipment provide

Brochures and Camp Forms 

Details: Ages 4-16, Dates vary depending on Program. Lunch option, door-to-door transportation available.  Held at SUNY Purchase College.

Contact: purchase@fscamps.com or 914-273-8500

Sports Camps

Future Stars Summer Camp, Armonk NY

Campers can choose from 16 individualized specialty programs. Lunch option, door-to-door transportation for Westchester and Manhattan residents available. Geared toward sports-crazed children ages 4 through 16, campers can choose from 19 programs, including tennis, soccer, baseball, swimming, cheer-leading and horseback riding. There are also multi-sport programs, circus arts and STEM classes. Door-to-door transportation is available for an additional fee for those living throughout Westchester. The program is held at SUNY Purchase College.

Brochures and Camp Forms 

Details: Ages 4-16, June 18th – Aug 24th

Contact: purchase@fscamps.com or 914-273-8500

 

Rye Racquet Club Summer Camp, Rye NY

Junior Tennis Camp (Ages 7-16)  June 25th to August 17th The goal is to help students of all levels maximize their potential for performance and have fun doing it. Our program provides a comprehensive tennis education including mechanics, stroke production, strategy and good sportsmanship.

Tiny Shots Mini Camp (Ages 3-8) June 25th to August 16th Our Mini-Camp program will develop basic hand-eye coordination and tennis skills through games, drills, and movement/running drills. All classes are taught on shorter courts using smaller racquets and red balls. It’s a fast way to LEARN TENNIS AND HAVE FUN!

High School Varsity Camp – June 25th to August 16th This program is for the serious junior player who desires instruction which provides all the components of tennis training necessary to compete in Sectional/USTA events and High School Varsity teams. Our professional staff has numerous years of teaching and coaching experience, as well as playing experience at the top USTA national and Division 1 collegiate level.

 Contact: 914-835-3030 or go@ryeracquet.com

 

New York Red Bull Camp

The New York Red Bulls soccer skills camp focuses on the introduction and mastery of skill in a fun learning environment. This is achieved through maximum ball contacts, expert coaching, and daily homework assignments. Through our camp structure and connection to the professional game, an environment is created that keeps players invested in their own development long after the camp concludes.

Each day focuses on a different topic, players are assigned to a group based on age and ability levels. There are two type of camps, one which typically runs for three or six hours per day over a five day period. Also a residential camp, which the children can stay overnight or can attend the extended day option. This is also over a five day period. Camp length and times may vary with location.

There are many great benefits to attending any one of the Red Bulls camps:

  • Expert coaching
  • Fun and Challenging Activities
  • Skills Challenges (Residential Camps)
  • New York Red Bulls adidas Soccer Ball
  • New York Red Bulls adidas T-Shirt
  • Personalized Skills Challenge Score Card
  • One complimentary ticket to a New York Red Bulls regular season home match

Details:  For a list of youth programs in your area, click here.

Contact: 888-370-7287 or training@newyorkredbulls.com.

Cardinal Soccer Camps – Connecticut and New York

 We pride ourselves on these these important facts.

  • 75% of our players do multiple weeks.
  • We average 100 players per camp.
  • Ability/Age based groupings

Many camps have wide age ranges and small numbers which often leads to a disappointing camp experience. Not at Cardinal Soccer Camps! We offer a variety of camps ranging from Kickers Camps for young players who are just starting to develop a love for the game, to the Elite Player and High School Pre-Season Camps. We also have specialist camps for Goalkeepers and players looking to improve their Shooting and Finishing skills.

Contact: 203-556-9951 or 203-258-7798

 

Corbin’s Crusader Day Camp,  Greenwich CT

We at Corbin’s Crusaders are a sports and adventure camp offering a traditional camp’s sense of belonging. Baseball, basketball, soccer, flag football, tennis, archery, skateboarding and MUCH more are played over 38 acres of beautiful open green space and modern facilities. Campers are coached and led by seasoned, professional men and women. Their job is to help your child take their skills to the next level and have a blast.

Details: Campers ages 3-14, flexible schedule 1-8 weeks.

Contact: 914-939-2969 or info@corbinscrusaders.com


Kids In Sports, Scarsdale NY

Summer & Mini camps Keep your child active and learning when they are out of school with day or week-long camps with Kids In Sports. Our weekly and mini camps offer children the chance to continue honing the skills learned in their Kids In Sports classes or to be introduced to Kids In Sports for the first time. We offer a flexible schedule for parents to be able to sign up for any amount of weeks.

Camps are offered indoors or outdoors depending on the time of year and age of the children, and they focus on baseball, basketball, floor hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball. Cooperative games emphasizing the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship are a staple of all camps and all ages. Younger children will also participate in arts and crafts, story-time, and other free-play activities and games, while our older camps focus more on engaging and immersing children more deeply into all the sports we teach.

Contact: scarsdaleny@kidsinsports.com or 914-358-9732

Iona College Day Camp. New Rochelle NY

This summer, children ages 5-13 will enjoy exciting, fun-filled days at the Iona College Day Camp. For over 30 years, Iona has offered one of Westchester’s finest camp experiences. Our athletic facilities serve as the setting for your child’s exciting camp experience. All camp activities take place in the Hynes Athletics Center which houses a pool, basketball courts and dance studio, in conjunction with the Mazzella athletic field. Your child will participate in numerous activities throughout the day including: basketball, soccer, softball/teeball, kickball, ultimate Frisbee, etc. Other activities include arts and crafts, dance and music.

The Iona College athletic staff, along with Iona College students, who are experienced in sports and education, will help campers learn new activities, improve their skills and have an unforgettable summer. Campers are placed in small groups and are supervised by counselors who ensure individualized attention. Our swimming program is staffed by Red Cross certified lifeguards who watch and instruct the campers. Campers swim twice daily and are grouped according to their ability. The medical staff includes a camp nurse and athletic trainers who are qualified to treat any of your child’s medical needs, if such a need arises.

Details: Ages 5-13

Contact: mreddington@iona.edu.

ESF Summer Camp, Greenwich CT

The Widest Variety of Exciting Camps & Programs for Every Interest.  Sports, education, mini camp, big kids camp and extended day programs.

Details: June 18th – August 17th.  Ages 3 – 15. Offers multi-week discounts, sibling discounts and referral program

Contact: 203-869-4444 or send a message

 

Westchester Skating Academy (WSA), Elmsford NY

Westchester Skating Academy’s Chillin Mini Camp is an innovative program that will combine the excitement of summer camp plus a complete Learn to Skate program.

Camp Chillin – Ages 3-8.  June 11th – Aug 31st.  chill@skateusa.com

Future Skating – Beginners to Elite Level.  June 18th – Aug 31st.  fscamps@skatewsa.com

Hockey Camp – Boys and Girls.  July 2 – Aug 31st. hockeycamps@skatewsa.com

Camp online registration

Details:  Weekly and Daily Rates Available.

Contact: 914-347-8232

 

Specialty Camps

Artistree Summer Camp, Mamaroneck NY

Camp Artistree begins June 11 and runs through August 31.  Camp for ages 3-14.

Contact: 914-835-2200 or info@artistreearts.com

Clay Art Center Summer Camp, Port Chester NY

Make Friends, Memories, and Art! Discover the ART of summer with weekly themed half-day or full-day clay camps where campers will learn hand building and wheel throwing techniques. To see the wide variety of programs available, click here

Details: July 2 – Aug 29, Ages 6 and up.  Split into 9 weeks sessions. Morning, afternoon and Full Day camps available.

Contact:  914-937-2047 or https://www.clayartcenter.org/contact-us/

Future Stars Summer Camp, Armonk NY

Campers can choose from 16 individualized specialty programs. Lunch option, door-to-door transportation for Westchester and Manhattan residents available. Geared toward sports-crazed children ages 4 through 16, campers can choose from 19 programs, including tennis, soccer, baseball, swimming, cheer-leading and horseback riding. There are also multi-sport programs, circus arts and STEM classes.

Brochures and Camp Forms

Details: Ages 4-16, June 18th – Aug 24th. Door-to-door transportation is available for an additional fee for those living throughout Westchester. The program is held at SUNY Purchase College.

 

Contact: purchase@fscamps.com or 914-273-8500

The Harvey School, Katonah NY

**Open house March 3rd at 10am** At Cavalier Camp, kids are given the opportunity to design their own camp day, selecting from more than 50 engaging options within technology, dance, crafts, athletics, swimming, ice skating, and fine and performing arts.

Details: Cavalier Camp – Grades 2-9 (July 2 – Aug 10) Little Cavs Camp – Pre-K – 1 (July 2 – Aug 10)

Contact:  914-232-0581 or cavaliercamp@harveyschool.org

LinguaKids, Larchmont NY

Summer camps are an important milestone for kids learning a foreign language. Having classes every day of the week in French or Spanish is a good way to improve knowledge in a foreign language. You choose the week and we do the rest.

Immersion Packages – Ages 3 to 6.  Offered every day, a 2 hour immersion program, based on one theme per week. The class includes bingo game, twister, art and craft and many other games related to that week topic.  Interactive musical program, art, motor skill enhancement activities, snack, theater, expressions, Latino, French or Chinese dances, and culture. Class duration: 2 hours. Languages: French, Spanish, Mandarin

A la Carte Program – Ages 6 and Up.  Every day a 2 hour class to review and improve their language skills. Class duration: 2 hours. Languages: French, Spanish. Additional languages are available upon request!

Program Calendar

Details: June 26th – Aug 25th.  Ages 3 and up.

Contact: 914-525-0328 or michele@linguakids.com

Music Conservatory of Westchester, White Plains NY

**Open House March 10th at 10am** The most flexible summer programs for kids and parents!  Instrumental and Vocal Instruction is offered all summer, and you can customize the number weeks to suit your needs.  Summer is the perfect time to “test drive” a new instrument, or to continue studying with your regular teacher (check with our Registrar Song Gonzalez for summer faculty availability).

Click here to see the many programs offered!

Details: Grades K-9, June 25th – Aug 17th. Mornings, Afternoons and Full-Day available.

Contact: Jake Robinson Director of Summer Programs. jake@musiced.org or 914-761-3900 ext 143

Rye Nature Center, Rye NY

Friends of Rye Nature Center’s summer day camp provides adventure and ecological exploration. Set on 47 acres of forest and trails, our camp creates an ideal opportunity to explore the outdoors. Our hands-on approach to scientific inquiry and connect everyone to nature by making environmental stewardship fun!

2018 Summer Camp Guide and Forms

Details: June 25 – Aug 10th.  Preschool – 7th Grade.  Comprised of 7 Sessions.  Children must be at least 3 ½ years old by the start of camp. The campers should be sent with a morning snack and healthy lunch.

Contact: 914-967-5150 or info@ryenaturecenter.org

ESF Summer Camp, Greenwich CT

The Widest Variety of Exciting Camps & Programs for Every Interest.  Sports, education, mini camp, big kids camp and extended day programs.

Details: June 18th – August 17th.  Ages 3 – 15. Offers multi-week discounts, sibling discounts and referral program

Contact: 203-869-4444 or send a message

Stone Barns Summer Institute , Pocantico Hills NY

Rising high school juniors and seniors: Do you enjoy working through complex ideas and learning through experience? Are you passionate about food and cooking, and interested in advocating for a healthier food system? If so, join us at the Stone Barns Center Summer Institute for a two-week, delicious and mind-opening exploration of food and farming.

Details:  Session I: Weekdays, June 25-July 6 (no session July 4); $1,357 Members / $1,510 Non-Members Session II: Weekdays, July 9-July 20; $1,508 Members / $1,675 Non-Members

Contact:  info@stonebarnscenter.org or 914-366-6200

Pre-K Camps

ESF Summer Camp, Greenwich CT

The Widest Variety of Exciting Camps & Programs for Every Interest.  Sports, education, mini camp, big kids camp and extended day programs.

Details: June 18th – August 17th.  Ages 3 – 15. Offers multi-week discounts, sibling discounts and referral program

Contact: 203-869-4444 or send a message

Jewish Community Center of Harrison

Summer Camp: Families can customize this program by choosing some or all weeks according to their summer needs. Groups are led by warm, nurturing and creative early childhood teachers. Weekly themed based camp activities include outdoor water play, nature & gardening, yoga, creative movement, music, crafts and special events such as pony rides, a petting zoo and a luau.  

Details: Ages 2 to 5.  Summer Camp meets for 8 weeks Monday- Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 or 1:00 PM.

Contact: 914-835-2850 or apardes@jcch.org

Jodi’s Gym Summer Camp, Mt. Kisco NY

Join us for a morning of non-stop fun Jodi’s Gym style! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move and groove all under the supervision and care of our well trained and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music and art. It’s a mix that your child is sure to love.

Schedule

Details:  Ages 3-7.  Hours 9am – 1pm.  Jodi’s Gym camp is offered all summer long (right up to Labor Day!) We offer super flexible scheduling. You register for the days and weeks that work for your schedule.

Contact: 212-772-7633

Westchester Jewish Center Early Childhood Center, Mamaroneck NY

Summer Camp: Our philosophy is to provide a warm, nurturing and child-centered environment in which children can make friends, be active in the fresh air, and enjoy the summer under the supervision of caring adults. Our groups are small so that we can provide appropriate attention to each child. Our professional staff is selected for their educational background, early childhood training, teaching experience, and for their sensitivity to the individual needs of the young child. Your child will participate in a variety of activities including arts & crafts, nature, music, science, water play, story time and table games.

Details: Call or email for details

Contact: info@wjcenter.org or 914-698-2960

World Cup Nursery School and Kindergarten

Since 1993, World Cup has been serving up SUMMER FUN to hundreds of children throughout Westchester County. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can laugh, play and build summer memories that last a lifetime. Each day the children participate in physical and creative activities to keep them fit and happy. Each week there is an exciting new theme focusing on summertime’s unique pleasures. Children will participate in special events and festivities, enjoy visits from nature centers, magicians and singing with Kenny Green. They will join in shows and games and create theme-based projects. Our age-appropriate programs will be sure to keep your child smiling all summer long.

Click here for registration, programs and pricing

Details:  June 25th – Aug 16th.  Ages 17mos – 6 years

Contact: 914-238-9267

Sleepaway Camps

Feeling unsure about whether to send your children to Sleep-Away camp ? Maybe they are ready but you’re not? Here are some reasons to send them, in Westchester Magazine’s Sleep Away Survival Guide!

Adirondack Camp, Lake George NY

(3 hours from Harrison, NY) Adirondack is an overnight summer camp for boys and girls. You’ll find us hidden away in the ancient New England bedrock of the Adirondack Mountains, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of world famous Lake George in upstate New York. At one hundred and some years young, ADK is one of the original great coed summer camps of North America. Building bold hearts and strong character through outrageous fun, extraordinary friendships, and lifelong values, we promise nothing less than the best summer of your children’s lives – life changing. We also offer CIT program for young adults (17-year-olds) seeking to become camp counselors at the age of 18.

Details: Adirondack Camp offers several session options to choose from at competitive summer camp rates. Choose a full session, 6-week option, 4-weeks, or even a short two-week session for young first-timers. We require campers to attend a minimum of 4 weeks. 7-9-year-old campers may apply for the two-week sessions; otherwise, special approval is needed, as we strongly prefer a minimum of 4 weeks. In order to enroll please complete our application for camp.

Contact: 518-547-8261 or info@adirondackcamp.com or rikki@adirondackcamp.com

Camp Lakota, Catskills NY

(1 hour from Harrison, NY) Camp Lakota offers a diverse program of Land Sports, Creative Arts, Theater, Aquatics in our Pools, Gymnastics, Dance and a fantastic Outdoor Adventure Program with Zipline, Low Ropes, Climbing Wall and Giant Swing. We also have many specialty activities including Horseback on campus, Waterskiing, Go-Karts, Skateboard Park, Culinary Arts and Garage Band. Make sure to visit our Facebook page.

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Details:  For dates and tuition click here

Contact: Michael.Childs@camplakota.com or 866-752-5682

Camp Dewolfe, Long Island NY

(1.25 hrs from Harrison, NY) Camp DeWolfe is a residential Christian Camp on Long Island, New York. Camp DeWolfe provides an opportunity for all youth to experience God in community and develop as leaders, in a beach and outdoor natural setting. Camp DeWolfe is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.

Details: Ages 7-17.  Click here for summer dates and rates.

Contact: (631) 929-4325 or office@campdewolfe.org

Camp Ramaquois, Pomona NY

(40 mins from Harrison, NY) Camp Ramaquois is a place where children feel physically and emotionally safe. We strive to create a unique environment where children feel a sense of belonging, learn life-long skills, have opportunities for leadership, and forge lasting relationships with their peers and their Counselors. All this is done in a magical environment that revolves around one word: FUN! Quick facts about Ramaquois traditions…

  • We are a uniform camp for all staff and campers
  • Each camp day is divided into seven 45-minute non-competitive activity periods
  • Grades 3 through 10 can choose one “elective” period from a number of exciting options
  • 5 and 6 year olds have “group optional choice periods”
  • Junior camp bathing suits are laundered every night
  • 7 year olds have individual choice periods twice a week
  • Our instructional swim program features a small group ratio of 2:1 or 3:1, and we boast a staff of over 60 Red Cross certified lifeguards
  • Fresh towels are provided for each water activity
  • Weekly age appropriate “special events”
  • Lunch is a daily “happening” event in our air-conditioned dining room with sound system
  • Regular camp-wide Spirit activities, such as our popular “Song & Cheer” contest and legendary “Rama Games” and much more

Details: 

  • Full Session (8 weeks / June 25 – Aug. 16)
  • 7 Weeks (Any 7 weeks out of 8 / June 25 – Aug. 16)
  • 6 Weeks (Any 6 weeks out of 8 / June 25 – Aug. 16)
  • First Session Limited Availability (4 weeks / June 25 – July 20)
  • Second Session (4 weeks / July 23 – Aug. 16)
  • Counselor Apprentice Program (entering 10th grade / Full Session only)

Contact: 845.354.1600 or Request for Information Form

Campus Kids Summer Camp, Blairstown NJ

( 1 hr from Harrison, NY ) Campus Kids is the best of both worlds! Monday through Friday at camp and home with family on the weekends. Campus Kids Summer Camp is on the beautiful, rural campus of Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ. Our campers choose their own activites every day! Transportation included. Activities include: swimming, boating, gymnastics, arts & crafts, drama, rocketry, fencing, ceramics, archery, ultimate Frisbee, rollerblading, soccer, photography, woodworking, softball, volleyball, dance, tennis, squash, field hockey, hiking, nature study, fishing, chess, basketball, theme days, evening programs and more.

Details: Ages 7-15. Transportation included.  For dates and fees click here.

Contact: 973-845-9260 OR email info@campuskids.com

Medomak Camp, Washington ME

(6 hours from Harrison, NY) Want the summer-camp experience without saying good-bye to your little ones? Bring the whole family to Medomak Camp, where adults and children alike can enjoy canoeing, archery, fishing, arts and crafts, tennis, and campfires. And when mom and dad need some adult-only time, activities such as massage, local beer and cheese tasting, yoga, and gallery visits are available. Part traditional summer camp, part family vacation, each family at Medomak gets their own cabin and can indulge in pre-planned food and activities. (No squabbling over who has to cook and clean!) With more than 200 acres of campground to explore plus the charming local area (Maine Lobster Festival, anyone?), both kids and parents here can find camping bliss.

Details: Rates are ALL-INCLUSIVE: food (including lobster dinner), lodging, activities, equipment and linens and towels. The only additional and completely optional costs are for massages from a licensed therapist and Camp Canteen purchases (t-shirts, waterbottles, postcards etc…).

Children under 2 are FREE!

Click here for rates and dates.

Contact: 1-866-MEDOMAK or family@medomakcamp.com

Long Lake Camp for the Arts, Adirondack Park NY

(4 hours from Harrison) Fine arts, theater, rock music, dance, filmmaking, and circus arts are all on offer at this 200-acre campus in the heart of the Adirondacks. Budding performers chose an entirely customized daily schedule of seven one-hour periods to hone their creative skills—with fun add-ons like wakeboarding, ATVing, and horseback riding. Each summer, campers produce more than 30 Broadway shows, as well as hundreds of music performances, three circus shows, a dance festival, rock concerts, comedy performances, and art shows. Notable camp alumni include Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, actress Rumer Willis, and Rolling Stone writer Vanessa Grigoriadis.

Details: Long Lake offers 3 or 6 week overnight sessions for girls and boys ages 8 to 16 from all around the world. The price includes all activities, food, accommodation and art supplies.  We accept new campers ages 8 to 15 for 3 or 6 week sessions. Please call to check availability for all ages as we do sell out each summer.

For dates and rates, click here.

Contact: 518-624-4831 or marc@longlakecamp.com

Buck’s Rock Performing Arts Camp, New Milford CT

(1 hour from Harrison) It’s an awe-inspiring, mind-blowing, confidence-building summer adventure. Buck’s Rock is a residential (sleep away) summer camp, where young artists ages 9-18 can make their own choices, follow their own passions, and create their own incredible summer experience. There are more than 30 fully equipped and professionally staffed shops, a large outdoor swimming pool, a farm, garden, performance spaces, radio station, recording studio, and tons of outdoor and evening activities. There are so many things to do, it’s no wonder young artists stay inspired and engaged morning, noon, and night. Watch some of the videos, read our testimonials, or explore our shops. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram. But if you’re the type that likes to experience things first hand, come and see us. We love visitors. But, be warned— once you visit our campus you won’t want to leave!

Details: Our most popular session for campers ages 11-18 is our 8 week Buck’s Rock Full Season. The Full Season is the best way to experience all that Buck’s Rock has to offer, from the excitement of Opening Day to Festival and everything in between.

We also offer one 6 week and two 4 week sessions.

Our 2 week Junior Camper program is for campers ages 9-10.

Click here for more dates and rates.

Contact: 860-354-5030 or BUCKSROCK@BUCKSROCKCAMP.COM

Camp Awosting (for boys), Morris CT

(1.20 hr from Harrison) Founded in 1900 and run by the Ebner family for 70 years, Awosting is a traditional summer camp full of happy campers, mature, experienced and safety-conscious staff, and activities practically guaranteed to make a boy’s summer more fun! Life at Awosting is informal and friendly. We believe it is a good thing to have some experience in all camp activities. Therefore, every camper is introduced to every activity during the morning instructional program. In the afternoon elective periods, the boys choose the activities they enjoy most or want to try – maybe even for the first time.

Details:  Click here for dates and rates.

Contact:  (860) 567-4924 or  info@awosting.com

Camp Chinqueka (for girls), Litchfield CT

(1.20 hr from Harrison) Welcome to Camp Chinqueka – Summer Camp for Girls, accredited by the American Camp Association. Founded in 1955 and continually operated by the Ebner family for over 60 years, Chinqueka is a camp to be cherished for it’s traditional camping program combined with caring staff, proper safety, and a great deal of FUN! Chinqueka is a private sleepaway summer camp for girls located on Mt. Tom Pond in Litchfield, CT. Our camp philosophy is simple – comfortable girls are happy campers. Although we market the camps with our brother camp for boys, Camp Awosting, it is a separate campus 7 miles away on a different lake. We pride ourselves on a program where the girls are able to be themselves and don’t have to worry about the pressures created in a co-ed camp environment. We also feel that some interaction is beneficial, so there are multiple opportunities for the boys and girls to get together for activity exchanges, dances and off-camp trips. Add to that a first-rate staff focused on safety and ensuring campers make the most of their summer and you have a recipe for one amazing summer!

Details: Click here for dates and rates.

Contact: (860) 567-9678 or  info@chinqueka.com

Camp Sloane YMCA, Lakeville CT

(1hr 30 from Harrison) Sending your child to summer camp will be one of the most important choices you will ever make for them. They will gain life skills here they could not be taught as well any where else: communication, collaboration, problem solving and much more. So naturally the second most important choice you will make will be which summer camp you send them to. Here is why we believe Camp Sloane is the best summer camp in the world and why you should choose us for your campers this summer!

Details:  Click here for dates and rates.

Contact: (860) 435-2557 or info@campsloane.org

Special Needs Camps

Victory Day Camp, Dobbs Ferry NY

Oriented toward children learning challenges and/or attention difficulties in need of a structural and supportive environment. A full-day camping program is modified to meet camper’s needs. Groups of nine, utilizing professional staff and a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio, provides a high level of individualization and support.

Our program is designed to expose each camper to a wide variety of activities. The goal is to create an opportunity for each camper to achieve success, whatever the camper’s ability.

All activities are designed to fit the needs of each season’s population. The emphasis of all our activities is to help in the development of social awareness, interactive language skills, and fine and gross motor skills.

Details: Ages 5-13, June 25th – August 10th (7 weeks) Contact: ourvictory@aol.com or (914) 674-4841

NYU Summer Program For Kids, New Rochelle NY

The Summer Program for Kids, a program of the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, is the only evidence-based summer program in the New York metropolitan area to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and behavior disorders. The program, established in 1997, provides social, academic, and recreational enrichment that helps prepare children for the upcoming school year. Program focuses on building self-esteem and developing attention, organizational and friendship skills. Clinical psychologists and highly qualified teachers supervise undergraduate and graduate-level counselors.

Details:  A seven-week, all day, therapeutic program exclusively for children ages 7 to 11 with ADHD and behavior disorders.

Contact: donna.d’onofrio-watts@nyumc.org or 516-358-1811

Wagon Road Camp, Chappaqua NY

Wagon Road Camp provides a fun, inclusive summer experience set in a woodsy, natural environment for hundreds of kids from New York City and the surrounding Westchester area. Children are guaranteed some of the best summers of their childhood at Wagon Road. Horseback riding lessons, archery, and adventure ropes courses are just some of the outdoor and recreational activities available to campers. A rigorous swim program is also taught by Red Cross-certified water safety instructors. Yet, the most defining aspects of the Wagon Road summer camp experience are the friendships campers develop that stick with them well beyond childhood.

Details:  Ages 6 -13. Small groups of campers are supervised by qualified counselors. Activities include horsemanship, archery, athletics, drama, dance, music, nature study, cooking, team building, and arts and crafts. Daily transportation is provided.

Contact: 914-238-4761

Camp Reece, Saratoga Springs NY

Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for children with special needs, ages 10 through 17, located at Skidmore College that offers a wide range of activities designed to engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, and of course, having fun!

Details: 1st Session: July 1, 2018 to July 20, 2018 2nd Session: July 22, 2018 to August 10, 2018

Contact: 212-289-4872

 

Camp Northwood, Remsen NY

Specializing in age-appropriate social skills development for population of high functioning learning challenged, AS & HFA campers ranging in age from 8-18. 2:1 camper counselor ratio, traditional camping activities with academic support.Many families choose the Northwood program because they seek a greater degree of personalization, communication, supervision, and support than is available in a more traditional camp setting.

Details:  Camp Northwood’s program intentionally focuses on providing quality programming designed to foster age appropriate social skills, self-esteem and independence while at the same time offering traditional summer camp experiences. In order to achieve our social developmental goals, campers must immerse themselves in our supportive social environment for more than just a few weeks. It takes time to learn and internalize effective social strategies. Therefore, we recommend our one summer session for our campers and their families.  For purposes of school calendars and vacations, we are happy to discuss a shorter 5-week experience on an individual basis with families.

For more, click here.

Contact: 315-831-3621 or northwoodprograms@hotmail.com

 

NOW IN OUR 117TH YEAR, SOUTHAMPTON FRESH AIR HOME (SFAH) IS A CO-ED SLEEP AWAY CAMP FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN LOCATED ON FOUR BEAUTIFUL ACRES IN THE HEART OF SOUTHAMPTON, NY. SFAH provides an environment in which the youngsters can socialize with one another and enjoy playing and competing in games and sports designed for them.  Campers mature and develop in the Home’s unique and supportive environment of love, understanding, and creative play.  Many children who come to the Home enjoy their first experiences of leadership, competition and independence – experiences they carry with them throughout their lives.

Details:

  • For children aged 8-18.

  • Caring, well trained staff.

  • Flexible 1 or 3 week sessions plus day camp available.

  • More than 100 activities!

  • Full time registered nurse onsite 24 hrs.

  • Trips and color war!

  • State of the art fully adaptive facilities.

  • Healthy, delicious food that caters to all tastes.

  • Fun, welcoming atmosphere that encourages independence.

  • Financial Aid available for all levels of need.

Contact: 631-283-1594

 

Watch Me Grow’s Summer Camp helps children of all developmental levels* grow, learn, have fun and enhance their developmental skills! Created and led by a licensed Occupational Therapist, the six-week program emphasizes fine and gross motor development, self-care skills, coping skills, socialization, and language development through indoor and outdoor activities that encourage thinking, laughing and learning. Each week we will have a different theme that will promote creativity and motivation. Our goal is to not only help your child grow, but help them believe they can accomplish their goals. Campers are assigned to groups based on their developmental-level.

Details: 5 days a week for 6 weeks: July 10 to August 18, 2017 *Acceptance for camp is based more on ability than age, if child is not within 3-5 please contact us to see if your child is a candidate.

Contact: 212-721-0208  or info@watchmegrownyc.com

The Double H Ranch, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. All programs are FREE of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks.

Details: From June until the end of August, the Double H Ranch offers children, age 6-16 during regular session and ages 17-21 during the alumni session, dealing with critical or life-threatening illnesses the chance to experience the magic of the Adirondacks. Each session lasts 6 days and accommodates approximately 126 campers with a camper to staff ratio of 2:1. The fully equipped medical facility is staffed 24 hours a day by onsite doctors and nurses. Our medical facility allows us to provide a physically safe camp experience for all children

Contact:  518-696-5676

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