2021 NYC Camp Guide for Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

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Pre-K Day | 9:00AM-2:30PM K-8th Day | 9:00AM-4:00PM

Inwood Good Shepherd School 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034

*After-care available until 6pm (additional cost)

From $475 / week

Upper East Side International Academy of New York 4 East 90th St, New York, NY 10128

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4.9 Upper West Side School of the Blessed Sacrament 147 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023

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“We were both comforted and also wondered how the kids could have fun with masks and distancing and so on. Any doubts were totally allayed immediately by the out-of-this-world friendly staff, and when we picked up our daughter the first day, it was the happiest we'd seen her since March 13.”

East Village Nord Anglia International School 44 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10003

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Greenpoint The Ardor School 25 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 SUMMER ACTIVITIES Park Slope Saint Saviour High School 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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12 Making Camp Work We spoke to five local camps that operated successfully and safely in 2020—all with a zero COVID-19 transmission rate. Find out what safety precautions they took. 22 Is It Time for Day Camp? Why summer camp is important for kids’ development—and how to choose the best one for your child. 30 Camp Directory Day, specialty, and sleepaway camps for kids in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens 4

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Featured Camps Camps 92nd St. Y.............................................................. 4

Magic Day Camp..................................................... 3

All Star Studio........................................................21

Maker-State...........................................................23

Asphalt Green .......................................................39

Mark Morris Dance Group.......................................37

Bloomingdale School of Music................................31

Martial Arts Family Studio.......................................13

Brooklyn Music School............................................42

Mill Basin Day Camp............................................... 5

Buckley Country Day School....................................27

Oasis Children Services................................... 10 & 11

Camp Clio.............................................................45

Park Slope Day Camp.............................................52

Camp Half-Blood..................................................... 9

Play On! Studios....................................................49

Camp Reece..........................................................28 Camp SAY.............................................................19 Camp Settoga - JCC of Manhattan..........................17 Chelsea Piers.........................................................25 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNALC....................26 Collina Italiana.......................................................36 Countryside Montessori School...............................35 Dorothy P Flint 4-H Camp.......................................41 Dwight School.......................................................29 Elite Minds Montessori...........................................33 Garden School.......................................................29 Green Ivy Schools...................................................43 Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp............................19

Pok-O-MacCready Camps.......................................41 Professional Children’s School.................................47 Riverside Park Conservancy.....................................24 Rodeph Sholom School...........................................38 Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp.....................................21 Stargazer Day Camp...............................................18 Steve and Kate’s Camp...........................................23 Super Soccer Stars..................................................37 The Glenholme School-Devereux ............................20 Trail Blazers Summer Camp.....................................43 USC Gymnastics & Baseball Training Facility.............47 USTA BJK National Tennis Center............................. 7 West Mountain......................................................17 Winston Preparatory School - Long Island................33

iPianoLab............................................................. 40 The Kew Forest School...........................................15

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Janine Stiene Suffolk Center for Speech...................39

Laurissa Jane Music Summer Arts Camp..................35 Mabel’s Labels Inc..................................................45

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Camp Planning Made Easy

Summer camp is a quintessential childhood experience—and after the year we’ve had, kids need it more than ever! In an effort to help you plan your child’s best summer ever, we’re proud to present the 2021 Camp Guide for Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens! Inside, you’ll find expert camp-planning advice and tools to help make the process a little easier, including: • an exploration of how five local camps opened last year, with zero transmissions of COVID-19 • a camp directory • and more! Plus, you can enter to win a $200 Amazon gift card to buy everything you need for camp—turn to p. 50 for details! For even more great advice to help you make better decisions for your kids, from what to do with your children to choosing the best after-school program, visit nymetroparents.com. And to get the best weekend activities, right to your inbox, visit nymetroparents.com/register!

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Oasis Summer Camp at Fort Totten (Bayside)

YOUR CHILDREN NEED A SUMMER OASIS

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Premier Camp at Affordable Prices Pristine Grounds with A Rich History

Carnival, Dress-up days, Color War

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Daily Travel Program for Teens Ages 11-13

Specialized Programs That Are Age Appropriate (3-15)

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Instructional and Recreational Swim in a FullSize Outdoor Pool

Lots of Open Field Space, Including Soccer and Baseball Fields

Busing Available 5 Free T-shirts and a Backpack Included Flexible Enrollment 2-8 Weeks Hot Lunch Option Available Large Indoor Space

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Oasis Summer Camp at Central Park

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NOW MORE THAN EVER YOUR CHILDREN NEED A SUMMER OASIS

Premier Camp at Affordable Prices Expansive North Meadow Summer Private Playground

State of the art Air Conditioned Premier Indoor Space at Basis Independent School Exclusive Use of Indoor Private Pool (Swim instruction)

Camp Begins June 28, 2021

Busing from Various Points in Manhattan

Flexible Enrollment 2-8 Weeks

Wide Variety of Activities Including Arts and Crafts, Sports, Theater, Swimming, and Martial Arts

Carnival, Dress-up Days, Color war

Age-appropriate Programs for Ages 3-15

Partnership with Central Park Conservancy

Daily Hot Lunch Included

Daily Travel program for Teens Ages 11-13

Discover The Difference at Oasis Central Park, Basis Independent School, Upper West Side 646-698-1800

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Making Camp Work We spoke to five camps that operated successfully and safely last summer—with no transmissions COVID-19. By Melissa Wickes

amilies throughout New York have been through the ringer—and every kid is in need of a little fun. Fortunately, summer is around the corner when camp can come to the rescue. And because so many camps throughout the New York metro area were able to operate safely last summer, it looks like they will be able to open again this year. We talked to five camps about what precautions they took last year—and how they plan to do the same in 2021. (Spoiler alert: All of these camps saw zero transmission of COVID-19.)

Learning and Preparing The most important first step for camps was to buff up on all essential COVID-19 information. Most followed safety measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local health departments, and the American Camp Association. “We took a very proactive approach, meeting weekly with our CEO, aquatics, registered nurse, specialists, and directors virtually, sharing any information someone may have received in their respective fields,” explains John Dillon, Rockland County YMCA youth program director. “Lisa [Coughlin, Rockland County YMCA program director] and I would attend virtual camp discussions with YMCA camps across the United States to see what they were doing, what was working, and what wasn’t working. All of this collaboration made it easier to prepare for the unexpected.” Every staff member at Camps ‘R’ Us, which operates several camps on Long Island, received extensive training about COVID. All group leaders, program staff, and directors were thoroughly educated on health procedures and received contact-tracer training through Johns Hopkins University. The camp also had health professionals on-call and 12

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Health Screening

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available for guidance and consultation. Campuses were fully equipped with personal protective equipment and their infirmaries were revamped to add isolated areas.

Many camps set up procedures to track temperatures and monitor symptoms for 14 days before camp started. Park Shore Country Day Camp in Dix Hills, Ann & Andy’s Acres of Adventure in Elmsford, and the YMCA of Rockland, for example, required a health-screen form to be filled out by every camper and every member of the staff. At Camps ‘R’ Us, comprehensive daily health checks were already part of the norm—even The Rockland YMCA operated two prior to COVID-19—but they added elements like successful camps throughout the summer of 2020, one in Nyack and one in Pomona, monitoring signs and symptoms of COVID-19 with not one COVID-19 case. for 14 days prior to camp, daily temperature checks, and staff COVID-19 tests every 2 weeks. Camps ‘R’ Us also distributed important information to parents over email and ZOOM webinars. Handwashing protocols were consistently followed, and staff was trained to model best hygiene practices for campers. Entrances and exits were limited to essential business and camp vendors (who were screened upon entry), and no visitors were allowed. Staff members could not leave campus during lunch or breaks, and those who traveled between campuses were health-screened at each campus.

Drop-off and Pickup Bus transportation was rare last summer, but some camps—like Magic Day Camp in Queens Village—offered rides if masks were worn. Ann & Andy’s Acres of Adventure limited bus capacity, and campers had to enter at the back and exit at the front of the bus. At camps where transportation was not offered—like Park Shore, for example—parents stayed in their cars during drop-off and pickup. At pickup, each parent was given a placard with their child’s name on it that was color-coded by their pod. The camper’s name was then called out on the PA system upon parent arrival and a group leader would walk the camper to their car. Despite the extra hassle, parents were happy their kids had the opportunity to go to 14

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camp. “All of the parents that opted to send their children [to camp last summer] were overjoyed and so appreciative,” says Bob Budah, director of Park Shore Country Day Camp. “It was so heartwarming to see, and there was such a camaraderie at pickup and drop-off.”

Lunch and Snacks

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The precautions taken for camp meals included handwashing before eating, social distancing between pod tables, and single-serve bottles of water and juice. Water fountains were disabled at Park Shore, so each camper brought their own reusable water bottle to refill at designated water coolers. At Camps ‘R’ Us, campers ate lunch in their designated “hubs” or homerooms.

Pods and Groups

Most camps kept children in their respective pods throughout the day. For example, at Park Shore, the pods (of 15 kids or fewer) never came into contact with any other group. If pods had to cross paths, counselors would play what Budah calls “Gaiters Up!” and all campers would pull their neck gaiters—which had been distributed to all campers—over their mouth and nose. At Ann & Andy’s Acres of Adventure, entrances, exits, and bathrooms were designated for specific pods so there was no The main pool at Park Shore Country Day Camp crossover between groups. was divided into six separate areas, delineated by buoy lines. At Park Shore, every facility was sanitized after a pod used it, and every pod had its own equipment. For example, if six groups were going to be at the ball field that day, there were six bags of baseball equipment. Activity scheduling was staggered to allow for cleaning in between, and to limit unnecessary interactions between smaller groups. Despite all this separation, however, campers grew closer. “Because the counselors and campers had to stay with the same cohort throughout the entire summer, they became really close with one another,” according to Dillon. “It was them and the group and they did a fantastic job.” 16

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE 3-DAY CAMP (AGES 7-15) $250* MOUNTAIN BIKING 2-DAY CAMP (AGES 14-18) $220* Easy Enrollment: Register online at WestMountain.com Mention code “METRO” to receive a special gift with registration.

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Sanitation and Hygiene Another routine precaution was proper hand hygiene and equipment sanitation. Park Shore purchased 60 gallons of hand sanitizer for the summer and set up hand-sanitizing stations throughout the camp. Many camps also hired extra sanitation staff to keep hightraffic areas clean. Because indoor activities were limited, Magic Day Camp staff made an extra effort to keep campers hydrated and provided handheld fans for cooling off. They also emphasized the importance of mask-wearing to campers who may have seemed confused or frustrated. Darielle Loprete, assistant director of publicity for Magic Day Camp, says they did whatever they could to make sure every camper was comfortable and having fun.

Schedules and Activities In fact, most camps did everything they could to make summer “normal” for campers, despite the circumstances. At Magic Day Camp, campers got to play sports and carnival games, dance, visit parks, and even roller skate when a roller rink came to set up shop at their facility. Campers were also able to swim every day.

stargazer day camp June 28 - August 13, 2021

Ages: 3-14 All Trips Included Super Fun Activities Educational Enrichment

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Camp SAY combines the highest-quality, traditional summer camp experience with comprehensive programs & activities that help young people who stutter, ages 8-18, build confidence, improve communication, and develop lifelong friendships.

Camp SAY 2021 Dates

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HILLCREST JEWISH CENTER DAY CAMP “The Camp Where Everybody Knows Your Name”

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REGISTER SOON!!! Space is limited Visit hjcdaycamp.org for a VIRTUAL TOUR Email daycamp@hillcrestjc.org to arrange for an IN-PERSON TOUR

Program for Children 4-14 Years Old • Extended Hours for Working Parents • Red Cross Swim Program • Sports (Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball) • Drama & Arts and Crafts • Large Gymnasium & Recreation Room • Catered Kosher Lunches & P.M. Snacks • Drone Training and Krav Maga

• Jewish Culture Program • End of Summer Carnival • Day Trips • Early Morning Supervision • Weekly Cookouts • Door-to-Door AC Transportation • Gymnastics and Dance NEW • Shabbat Services

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Whenever possible, all activities took place outside, even arts and crafts. At camps where indoor activities were allowed, like Camps ‘R’ Us, gymnasiums were separated into quadrants and campers were given cohort-specific equipment. Typical schedules were reduced, and field trips were canceled, but camp staff still made the summer special for kids by modifying certain events so they could happen. For example, at Park Shore Country Day Camp, Color War was held within individual pods rather than camp-wide. At Ann & Andy’s Acres of Adventure, additional lifeguards were hired so more pool areas could be open. Playgrounds were divided and designated by color coding. The camp’s “extra” activities, like family night and the variety show, were virtual. Camps that had separate programs held them all on one campus, and some built precautionary rain days into the camp schedule, the same way schools do with snow days. “As a business, we opened because we wanted to serve the children of NYC,” Loprete told WPIX11 News. “When you’re operating at less than half capacity, it can be financially devastating, but the reward was seeing the smiling faces of the children that got to walk through our camp doors each day.”

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Join us for a Session of Dancing Together While Apart!! Register NOW for Spring and Summer 2021! Offering classes for ages 3+ in:

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Is It Time for Day Camp?

Why summer camp is important for kids’ development—and how to choose the best one for your child By Jess Michaels

t’s hard to know when to send your kids to day camp—are they ready to be away from home, join a community, engage in new activities? Renee Flax, director of camper placement for the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey, who has been helping parents navigate camp for more than 20 years, offers her advice.

What’s so great about day camp? Camps are one of the last unplugged environments—which is especially invaluable after children spent the majority of the last year learning remotely, with higher amounts of screen time and limited face-to-face interactions with their peers. Day camp is a place where kids can socialize and work together as a group. And while counselors are on hand to help them, children learn how to handle situations on their own, and consequently develop confidence in their ability to make decisions and solve problems. Camps also teach practical skills—like swimming—and psychological skills—like learning to share and listening to directions. Plus, day camp encourages healthy competition and safe risks—jumping in a pool, singing on stage, climbing a ropes course, meeting a new friend. With perseverance, kids learn they can conquer their fears and learn to love activities they would never otherwise have been exposed to. 22

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Why not just go to the pool? While lazy days at the pool are certainly fun, they don’t offer the valuable experience of being part of a close-knit group of people. Camp is more than just individual activities; it provides a family of friends and a home-away-from-home. Events like carnival or color wars, where kids have to work together, inspire a sense of comradery. Learning songs and cheers together gives young children the feeling of belonging. It’s a tremendous growth experience and teaches kids to believe in themselves.

What should I look for in a day camp? Asking friends and neighbors about their experiences is a good start, but you should do your own research. Choose a camp that is accredited by the American Camp Association, which means it is living up to the highest standards. And consider the following questions: • Inquire about the director: Is she seasonal or full-time? Make sure you have a good rapport.

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• Do you need a full-day camp with transportation and extended hours, or is a half day camp enough for you and your child? • Does the camp offer activities your child will enjoy? • Are you comfortable with your child on a bus or are you looking for a closer option? • Consider the cost: Does it fit within your budget? • What kind of program (elective or structured) is offered at the camp? • What is the staff like: How old are the members? Is there diversity? Are they experienced? • Are you looking for a small, nurturing camp or a larger camp with a wider range of activities? Even if you’re not quite ready to commit, it’s a good time to start exploring options— there are so many great day camps in the New York area that will provide your kid with an exceptional and meaningful summer. Jess Michaels is the director of communications for the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey. She believes every child should have a summer camp experience.

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CAMP REECE What is Camp Reece?

AGES 10 - 17

Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for individuals with disabilities from ages 10 to 17. Our camp is located in the Adirondack Mountains where we offer a wide range of activities - from sports and arts, to adventures of all kinds.

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Learn More: www.campreece.org

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SUMMER 2021

ARTS ACADEMICS SPORTS SWIMMING

PRE-SEASON: JUNE 7 - JUNE 25 CAMP: JUNE 28 - AUGUST 20 POST-SEASON: AUGUST 23 - AUGUST 27 American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification 2 Day Course July 17th & 18th (9am-5pm) Must be at least 15 years old Call (718) 335-6363 to Register

AGES 2-13 SNACKS TRANSPORTATION ON-SITE GYMNASIUM ON-SITE SWIMMING POOL HALF/FULL/EXTENDED DAYS (7:30 AM - 6:00 PM)

*TOURS BY APPOINTMENT*

gardenschool.org/summer | (718) 335-6363 | 33-16 79th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

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Camp Directory Brooklyn Brooklyn Music School

126 Saint Felix St., Fort Greene 718-638-5660 brooklynmusicschool.org contactus@brooklynmusicschool.org BMS is excited to present our Summer 2021 programming including the Summer Institute for ages 5-8 and the Summer Intensives for ages 9-12! Play, sing, and dance your way through the summer of a lifetime with our world-class curriculum and instructors and make new friends while learning and having fun!

Camp Clio A seriously fun place for adopted children

Held at YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook, CT 984-439-2308 campclio.org Camp Clio offers a unique experience for adopted children, ages 9-14 (15-16 are in the LIT/CIT Program). Our two-week program Aug. 8-21 will celebrate its tenth summer at YMCA Camp Jewell. Camp Clio campers and counselors share the intimacy and safety of being in cabins with only other adopted campers.

Camp Half-Blood

Prospect Park 929-397-9393 camphalfbloodbklyn.com • info@plato-learning.com At Camp Half-Blood heroes are made every week. Under the keen guidance of our caring and creative staff, campers are led through activities, games, and crafts that are inspired by stories of the ancients. Together we are building a community of confident readers and story makers. Join the adventure!

Camp Reece at Skidmore College

815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs 212-289-4732 campreece.org • info@campreece.org Camp Reece is a sleepaway camp for special needs children ages 10-17. Located in Saratoga Springs with transportation from NYC and Westchester County. We have weekly adventure trips along with a wide range of activities designed to engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, encouraging social-emotional growth, and having fun! 30

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - DNA Learning Center

Cold Spring Harbor and Brooklyn 516-367-5170 summercamps.dnalc.org The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center offers weeklong biology-focused summer camps for students entering grades sixth-12th. Join us at the flagship in Cold Spring Harbor, our new center in Brooklyn, or virtually. Campers use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments grade levels above their peers.

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp

3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead 516-832-2591 x11 ccenassau.org lfg38@cornell.edu Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead is a coed, recreational, and educational weeklong sleep-away and day camp. With eight sessions to choose from, June 28-Aug. 21. We are located on 140-acres of woodland, beachfront, and our very own farmland. Programing designed specifically for all types of youth and their interests.

Elite Minds Montessori

117 Union St., Carroll Gardens 347-916-1433 elitemindsmontessori.com director@elitemindsmontessori.com Elite Minds Montessori is a private preschool in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn for children ages 2-6. We offer a nurturing multilingual (English and French) environment where children can develop their unique skills and potential. Now enrolling for our six-week outdoor camp July 6-Aug. 13 and for the 2021-22 school year.

The Glenholme School — Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, CT 860-868-7377 theglenholmeschool.org A unique six-week sleepaway program for children from ages 10-21 with special needs from July 12-Aug. 20. Combines in-person morning academics with therapeutic recreational activities in the afternoon for youngsters with Asperger’s, autism spectrum disorder, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety, and learning differences.


Bloomingdale is excited to welcome the return of in-person instruction, offering blended learning options in our historic brownstone. Offerings include: Early Childhood Classes Flexible Private Lesson Packages Beginner Music Theory Classes Virtual Ensembles Four Week-Long Workshops Guitar Symposium- July 12-16 (for ages 10+) String Symposium- July 19-23 (for ages 7-19) Jazz Symposium- July 26-30 (for ages 10-19) Piano Symposium- August 2-6 (for ages 8-16)

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Camp Directory CONT’D Mill Basin Day Camp

StarGazer Day Camp

Park Slope Day Camp

Super Soccer Stars x Pro Soccer Kids

5945 Strickland Ave., Mill Basin 718-251-6200 millbasindaycamp.com MBDC is dedicated to providing exciting and fulfilling camp experiences for children through fun, recreational, and safe activities. Our modern, air-conditioned, and private facility offers a wide range of activities for children entering pre-K through ninth grade. There are five individual camps, each with unique and innovative programming. Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park Ronny Schindler, executive director 718-788-7732 parkslopedaycamp.com For 30 years, Park Slope Day Camp has been providing Brooklyn families with a safe, nurturing, and unique day camp experience. Located in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Bay Ridge, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, we offer a wide variety of outdoor activities and options including traditional camp, soccer, and more.

Pok-O-MacCready Camps

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains 518-963-7656 Brian DeGroat, director of Admissions and Recruiting pokomac.com recruiting@pokomac.com Pok-O-MacCready empowers campers to develop to their fullest potential by building a supportive atmosphere which fosters independence, lifelong friendships, appreciation of the natural world, and the embrace of challenges. Our coed, screen-free program is offered to ages 6-16, with session lengths of two to seven weeks. Financial aid available.

The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene 718-624-8400 markmorrisdancegroup.org/school schooladmin@mmdg.org Spend the summer dancing, creating, and performing with The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center’s multi-disciplinary Summer Dance Camp, with hybrid and online options. Each session combines daily dance classes in ballet, modern, tap, hiphop, and jazz with the exploration of other art forms. Classes feature live musical accompaniment! 32

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1943 Brown St., Sheepshead Bay 347-560-3469 stargazerdaycamp.com info@stargazerdaycamp.com STARGAZER is the premier summer program serving the Brooklyn area for more than a decade, and the only true 5-star camp across the board. For this reason, enrollment is limited. Make the right choice for your child this summer. Register ASAP, as spots fill up very quickly. See you this summer! More than 50 locations across NYC, LI, & Westchester 606 Columbus Ave., at 89th St., Upper West Side 212-877-7171 55 Front St., Suite 7, Rockville Centre 516-740-7171 supersoccerstars.com info@supersoccerstars.com Soccer Stars is NY’s No. 1 Youth Soccer Program for 20 years. Highly trained, certified coaches lead small group classes, highlighting teamwork and individual attention, following safety guidelines. More than 50 locations. Weekly classes, half- and full- day camps, and private sessions anywhere—FUNdamentals or Advanced Training. Ages 2-12 and older. Save $20 using the code NYMPSUM21.

Trail Blazers

394 Rogers Ave., Crown Heights 212-529-5113 trailblazers.org registration@trailblazers.org Come outside and play, adventure awaits! From day camp to overnight camp, Trail Blazers has an adventure for everyone, Pre-K to 10th grades. After our COVID-free camp in 2020, we’re ready for a safe and fun 2021! Visit trailblazers.org for details including our COVID safety plans, new programs, and Info Sessions.

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp

556 Columbia St., Red Hook 917-595-1500 sproutbrooklyn.org Sprout Brooklyn is a Hebrew dual-language camp for children entering pre-K-fifth grade. Children from a wide spectrum of backgrounds join together to create a joyful community built on Jewish values, Israeli culture, and Hebrew. Programming includes swim instruction, athletics, robotics, art, and cooking. No Hebrew experience necessary.


2021 Summer Camp Outdoor Summer Camp

Our days are spent mostly outdoors, learning and playing. We are members of 2 local gardens that we visit every day. We take daily walks and play daily in Mother Cabrini playground. Art, music, movement, and mindfulness, with a Spanish and French afternoon enrichment are also important parts of our days.

For kids 2–6 years old

July 6–August 13, 2021 Indoor drop off (at EMM) 8:30am, dismissal 2pm Outdoor drop off 9am, dismissal 1pm $

450/week

Check out our camp pictures from all the fun we had last summer at:

elitemindsmontessori.com Winston Prep New York Enrichment Program Grades 4-12 | 6/28 - 7/22 and 7/26 - 8/12 (two sessions)

New York: 6/28 - 7/22 and 7/26 - 8/12 (two sessions)

Is your child struggling in school? We can help. Winston Prep New York 126 West 17th Street New York, NY 10011 nysummerprogram@winstonprep.edu, or call 212.496.8400 (x2688) NYMetroParents Camp Guide 33


Camp Directory CONT’D MANHATTAN 92Y Camps

Upper East Side 212-415-5573 Summer Address: 44 Henry Kaufmann Rd., Orangeburg Winter Address: 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side 92y.org/camps • campmail@92y.org 92Y Camps brings the best of 92Y’s renowned programs to the great outdoors. Our campers experience a blend of athletic, artistic, and educational activities at our 50-acre campgrounds in Rockland County. Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. We follow all ACA, CDC, and NYS health and safety guidelines.

Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp

555 E. 90th St., Upper East Side 212-298-7900 212 North End Ave. (at Murray St.), Battery Park City 212-298-2900 asphaltgreen.org/camp • camps@asphaltgreen.org Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp builds character, confidence, and community in a safe environment. We reimagined summer fun with social distancing measures in place. Children ages 4½15 express themselves through swim, sports, arts, and innovative programming. Register today.

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing ntc.usta.com The Billie Jean National Tennis Center offers year-round programs: daytime, after-school, and weekend, as well as fun-filled summer day camps with multi-sport activities for all ages and levels. Campers work on tennis techniques, tactics, multi-sport conditioning, and strategy. Enrollment available at ntc.usta.com.

Bloomingdale School of Music

323 W. 108th St., Upper West Side 212-663-6021 • Virtual Office: 201-578-4289 bsmny.org • registrar@bsmny.org Bloomingdale is excited to welcome the return of in-person instruction, offering blended learning options in our historic brownstone July 5-Aug. 29, 2021! Offerings include fun and interactive early childhood classes, flexible private lesson packages, beginner music theory, ensembles, and four weeklong immersive workshops!

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984-439-2308 • campclio.org Camp Clio offers a unique experience for adopted children, ages 9-14 (15-16 are in the LIT/CIT Program). Our two-week program Aug. 8-21 will celebrate its tenth summer at YMCA Camp Jewell. Camp Clio campers and counselors share the intimacy and safety of being in cabins with only other adopted campers.

Camp Reece at Skidmore College

815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs 212-289-4732 campreece.org • info@campreece.org Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for special needs children ages 10-17. Located in Saratoga Springs with transportation from NYC and Westchester County. We have weekly adventure trips along with a wide range of activities designed to engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, encouraging social-emotional growth, and having fun!

Camp SAY

Pocono Springs, PA Travis Robertson, camp director 646-403-3516 • campsay.org • travis@say.org Camp SAY combines the highest-quality, ACA-accredited, traditional summer camp experience with comprehensive programs and activities that help young people who stutter, ages 8-18, build confidence, communication skills, and lifelong friendships. Summer 2021 dates: Aug. 2-16 (shortened stay option available). Contact Travis Robertson at 646-403-3516 or travis@say.org or visit campsay.org.

Camp Settoga

Pomona, NY 646-505-4430 campsettoga.org Camp Settoga is a day camp located in Pomona, NY for ages 4-12 that combines traditional summer camp experiences with Jewish values, and a dynamic variety of programming. Transportation, towel service, lunch, and snack are included. Visit our website to learn more about our Covid-19 plans and health and safety procedures.

Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex

West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, Chelsea 212-336-6846 chelseapiers.com/camp Your summer destination for sports, safety, and fun! With a wide range of sports camps to choose from, children ages 4-16 are able to pursue their passions and fuel their athletic potential. Flexible, worry-free enrollment. Join us for a week or the entire summer.


LJMS Virtual Summer Performing Arts Camp 2021 July 5th - August 6th Monday through Friday | 8:00am - 3:00pm Learning Platform - Zoom | In Person Learning and Trips - TBD Ages 5 - 15 | T-Shirt Included • We offer workshops in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drama, Dance, Music Production, and Art. • Join our cast this summer and create your inner artist. We have fun activities like pajama day, twin day, talent shows, virtual trips and more. • Our program will end with a performance in August. Registration - $165.00 • Camp Orientation Webinar - June 26th Virtual Auditions Submission Deadline - June 25th Send a 60 second video of student introducing themselves, singing a short verse of a song, and explaining their love for the arts to ljanemusic@gmail.com Visit us on

Laurissa Jane Music

For more information contact Alice •• 718-560-3016 • Ljanemusic@gmail.com • Website: Ljanemusic.org

An Education Where Children Thrive Under the Guidance of Great Teachers in an Environment that Stimulates Creativity and Individual Potential!

To ensure a safe environment, we are taking all precaut ionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID

We’re offering Zoom activities for children 18 mos to 5 yrs: Art/Music · Cooking · Science · Story Time · Games 354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, NY | 516-466-8422 | www.CMSGN.com NYMetroParents Camp Guide 35


Camp Directory CONT’D Collina Italiana

Dwight Summer Camp

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp

The Glenholme School — Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

1556 Third Ave., Suite 602-603 (between 87th and 88th streets), Upper East Side 212-427-7770 collinaitaliana.com info@collinaitaliana.com Summer camp at Collina Italiana is a fun, immersive experience for kids of all language competency levels. Starting June 7, children (ages 3-10) learn about all things Italian through games, music, and dance. Kids age 6 and older learn writing and reading, as well as the basics of Italian grammar! 3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead 516-832-2591 x11 ccenassau.org • lfg38@cornell.edu Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead is a coed, recreational, and educational weeklong sleep-away and day camp. With eight sessions to choose from, June 28-Aug. 21. We are located on 140-acres of woodland, beachfront, and our very own farmland. Programing designed specifically for all types of youth and their interests.

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Dwight School 18 W. 89th St., Upper West Side 917-551-6424 dwightsummercamp.org We offer creative, athletic, and action-packed activities and adventures for kids ages 4-12! Campers can also focus on one specialty in our Spark Camps and mix and match weeks! With indoor swim instruction, great trips, and theme days, the fun never ends. Receive a 10 percent discount with code BAP21!

81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, CT 860-868-7377 theglenholmeschool.org A unique six-week sleepaway program for children from ages 10-21 with special needs from July 12-Aug. 20. Combines inperson morning academics with therapeutic recreational activities in the afternoon for youngsters with Asperger’s, autism spectrum disorder, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety, and learning differences.


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Camp Directory CONT’D Green Ivy Summer Camp at Battery Park Montessori

Kids in the Game Summer Camps

iPianoLab

Little Starts Musical Theater Camp - The playroom at MAFS

21 South End Ave., Battery Park City 212-235-2320 batteryparkmontessori.com/summer-camp info@greenivy.com Green Ivy Summer Camp at Battery Park Montessori provides a warm and enriching summer camp experience for children ages 2-4. Guided by current best practices for early childhood development and education, we provide a playful, engaging, and safe first camp experience for your child. 224 E. 95th St., Upper East Side 347-816-5193 ipianolab.com/summercamp help@ipianolab.com iPianoLab Keyboard Camps are the fresh, fun way to learn piano or keyboard. Campers can attend in-person or online. No boring drills or baby songs; iPianoLab students learn the keyboard basics while learning songs they love! Recitals, cool learning games, and great tunes make learning fun!

Various locations throughout NYC and Brooklyn 212-634-7262 x2 kidsinthegame.com info@kidsinthegame.com At Kids in the Game your camper will get to experience swimming, performing arts, outdoor adventure, and of course team sports and games, all in the same day! We have eight locations for you to choose from to get your kids off screens and having a ton of fun!

290 Mulberry St., Soho 646-335-5034 mafsplayroom.com Taught by NYC actors, children (ages 5-8) will cultivate the technical and emotional skills needed to excel in musical theatre performance. Each week works to showcase a number from a different Broadway musical. Your child will find their confidence and charisma and have their big moment in the spotlight!

Kids Need Camp More Than Ever in Summer 2021!

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BUILDING CHARACTER, CONFIDENCE, AND COMMUNITY

AGES 4 1/2 TO 15

REGISTER TODAY AT asphaltgreen.org/camp

June 28 - August 20

LONG ISLAND SPEECH Licensed Speech Pathologists & Myofunctional Therapists

TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE!

Specializing in the Treatment & Correction of: • Language Disorders • Memory & Auditory Processing Difficulties • Fluency • Voice Disorders • Motor Planning Disorders

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Specialized Therapy Approches Including: • PROMPT • Individual Feeding Therapy • Augmentative Communication Evaluations & Therapy

Locations in: East Yaphank | Farmingville | Stony Brook | Commack | Islip Terrace | Jericho | Wantagh | New Hyde Park

844-5-SPEECH | www.LIspeech.com

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Camp Directory CONT’D Mabel’s Labels

mabelslabels.com Mabel’s Labels are a must-have for families sending kids to camp this summer. These waterproof name labels peel-and-stick on to all your kid’s camp gear so that nothing goes missing or ends up in the bag of a different camper. Stick them on clothing, swim gear, water bottles, toiletries, shoes, and more!

MakerState STEM Summer Camp

Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Lower East Side, and Park Slope 917-780-2345 maker-state.com •info@maker-state.com MakerState STEM Summer Camp offers kids ages 6-14 fun-first, hands-on projects in 3-D design, LEGO robotics, rocket science, Minecraft engineering, coding, and more! Ten individually themed weeks held June 28-Sept. 3 virtually (and in-person soon TBA). Receive $30 off/week discount with code: NYMETRO30.

Martial Arts Family Studio Taekwondo Camp 290 Mulberry St., Soho 646-335-5034 • martialartsfamilystudio.com

info@martialartsfamilystudio.com Summer Camp for children ages 6-12, specifically designed to accelerate the process of achieving a yellow belt within four weeks of intense training. Your child will begin their Taekwondo journey with a solid foundation and understanding of the art while having lots of fun. Became a martial artist this summer!

Oasis Summer Day Camps in Manhattan

Oasis in Central Park 795 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side 646-698-1800 • Avital Lazar, director centralpark@oasischildren.com • oasischildren.com Oasis in Downtown-PS 110 285 Delancey St., Lower East Side 649-519-5058 • Stacey Soto, director downtown@oasischildren.com • oasischildren.com Oasis Day Camp prides itself on age-appropriate programming for ages 3-15. Early Start (ages 3-5) is a nurturing camp environment. Lower (first-second grade) offers sports, arts, swim, enrichment, and nature. Upper (third-sixth grades) is bigger and better for older campers. Teen Travel (seventh-ninth grades) offers unique trips, overnights, and friendships.

summer keyboard camps! iPianoLab is the fresh, fun way to learn piano or keyboard. Learn all the keyboard basics WHILE learning your favorite tunes!

iPianoLab is featured in some of the top public and private schools in NYC, including Hunter College Elementary, The Chapin School, The Lower Lab, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Yorkville Community School, St Joseph’s, St Stephens, & many more! In Person (UES, across from Q Train) or Virtual Camps! Camps meet 2 hrs per day for 1 week with a recital for parents at the end of each week! Perfect for beginners! Just $149 per camp! All books, music, and learning materials included. Sign up for as many camps as you’d like. Students complete an entire 6 week level each week! No keyboard? Special starter pack includes 1 week camp AND a Yamaha or Casio from our fleet to keep for just $208!

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Connect. Explore. Grow.

A co-ed, nature-based, child-centered experience that fosters growth through relationships and challenge.

518.963.7656

pokomac.com

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Camp Directory CONT’D Play On! Studios Theater Camps

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 W. 86th St., Upper West Side 347-709-4149 Lena Moy-Borgen, director playonstudios.com • info@playonstudios.com Play On! Studios offers awesome theater camps for kindergarten to 12th grades on the Upper West Side! In all of our camps, young actors will rehearse and perform in a full production, work with professional NYC actors and teaching artists, and build up their skills in a nurturing, non-competitive environment.

Pok-O-MacCready Camps

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains Brian DeGroat, director of Admissions and Recruiting 518-963-7656 • pokomac.com • recruiting@pokomac.com Pok-O-MacCready empowers campers to develop to their fullest potential by building a supportive atmosphere which fosters independence, lifelong friendships, appreciation of the natural world, and the embrace of challenges. Our coed, screen-free program is offered to ages 6-16, with session lengths of two to seven weeks. Financial aid available.

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Professional Children’s School: Summer Academy

132 W. 60th St., Upper West Side 212-582-3116 Vincent Sagona, Summer Academy director pcs-nyc.org/academics/summer-academy vsagona@pcs-nyc.org The Summer Academy offers online courses providing students the opportunity to earn credits and/or bolster skills. Students have scheduled sessions with instructors, along with Q-and-A sessions. The Summer Acting Intensive is a two-week synchronous course designed to serve students who have experience participating in the rehearsal and performance process.

Riverside Park Conservancy: Multi Sport Camp

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 455 212-870-3074 riversideparknyc.org • sports@riversideparknyc.org A week-to-week camp running June 7-Aug. 27 that offers the choice of several sports in Riverside Park, enjoying the outdoors from 9am-3:30pm, with extended day options. The camp is geared to provide fun healthy training, and knowledge of the respective sport a family might choose, from experienced coaches and staff.


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Camp Directory CONT’D Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp

10 W. 84th St., Upper West Side 646-438-8688 rodephsholomschool.org/rodeph-sholom-school-day-camp camp@rssnyc.org Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp is devoted to celebrating the joys of childhood with campers age 3-fourth graders. They are dedicated to providing a memorable, safe, fun summer. Through both choice and scheduled activities, children pursue passions and gain new experiences. The age-appropriate environment creates a strong community celebrating individuality.

Steve & Kate’s Camp

312 E. 95th St., Upper East Side • 347-788-3774 steveandkatescamp.com/manhattan-upper-east-side nyc.uppereastside@steveandkate.com 1 W. 88th St., Upper West Side • 646-902-6575 steveandkatescamp.com/manhattan-upper-west-side nyc.upperwestside@steveandkate.com 185 Court St., Brooklyn • 347-768-8865 steveandkatescamp.com/brooklyn-cobble-hill nyc.cobblehill@steveandkate.com 215 E. 6th St., East Village • 347-227-0080 steveandkatescamp.com/manhattan-east-village nyc.eastvillage@steveandkate.com At Steve & Kate’s Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations create more possibilities, more self-trust, and less self-doubt. Lunch and snacks are included daily, and any unused Day Passes will be automatically refunded in full at the end of summer.

Super Soccer Stars x Pro Soccer Kids

More than 50 locations across NYC, LI, & Westchester 606 Columbus Ave., at 89th St., Upper West Side 212-877-7171 55 Front St., Suite 7, Rockville Centre 516-740-7171 supersoccerstars.com • info@supersoccerstars.com Soccer Stars is NY’s No. 1 Youth Soccer Program for 20 years. Highly trained, certified coaches lead small group classes, highlighting teamwork and individual attention, following safety guidelines. More than 50 locations. Weekly classes, half- and full- day camps, and private sessions anywhere— FUNdamentals or Advanced Training. Ages 2-12 and older. Save $20 using the code NYMPSUM21. 44

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USC Gymnastics & Baseball Training Facility

636 S. Broadway, Yonkers 914-965-2619 uscgymnasticsandbaseball.com info@uscgymnasticsandbaseball.com USC Summer Sports camp offers a summer of fun-filled sports activities for kids ages 5.5-13. Instructional activity options include recreational gymnastics and baseball activities, soccer, hip-hop dance, arts and crafts, daily outdoor activities, weekly field trips to local parks, and board games.

West Mountain Outdoor Adventure Camps

59 West Mountain Road, Queensbury 518-636-3699 westmountain.com • west@westmountain.com West Mountain’s wildly popular Outdoor Adventure Summer Camps take place in the scenic foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. At camp, kids explore the great outdoors with our amazing staff and adventure guides as they engage in activities including hiking, climbing, and organized games and activities that will strengthen their bodies and minds.

Winston Preparatory School

Various locations throughout the greater NYC area. 631-779-2400 winstonprep.edu • liadmissions@winstonprep.edu Winston Prep’s Summer Enrichment Program provides students in grades third-12th with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program that enhances academic skills and fosters independence. The program is designed to develop language, encoding and decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, test preparation, organization, and time management skills.

QUEENS All Star Studios

108-21 72nd Ave. (4th floor), Forest Hills 718-268-2280 allstarstudiosnyc.com • allstarstudiosnyc@gmail.com Register now for All Star Studio’s Spring and/or Summer 2021 Session of jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, and acro, for ages 3 and older. Demonstrative assistants included so teachers can focus on students’ progression. Classes modified to accommodate in-person and Zoom classes simultaneously depending on families’ preferences. Register for your free trial!


A seriously fun place for adopted children

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For Information, registration and counselor positions visit

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Camp Directory CONT’D Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing ntc.usta.com The Billie Jean National Tennis Center offers year-round programs: daytime, after-school, and weekend, as well as fun-filled summer day camps with multi-sport activities for all ages and levels. Campers work on tennis techniques, tactics, multi-sport conditioning, and strategy. Enrollment available at ntc.usta.com.

Buckley Summer Academy

2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn 516-627-1910 buckleysummeracademy.com Buckley Scholars is an exciting, elite academic program that allows students entering grades fifth-ninth to explore their passions through hands-on workshops, true-to-life simulations, and essential leadership development activities! The two-week program is a partnership between the Buckley Summer Academy and the National Student Leadership Conference.

Buckley Day Camp

2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn 516-365-7760 buckleysummeracademy.com info@buckleycamp.com Buckley Day Camp provides a unique environment where children are given the opportunity to have fun, create friendships, and make memories in a fun, noncompetitive environment. We have enhanced Covid safety protocols and a program designed to meet the individuals needs of children ages 3-15!

Camp Clio A seriously fun place for adopted children

Held at YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook, CT 984-439-2308 campclio.org Camp Clio offers a unique experience for adopted children, ages 9-14 (15-16 are in the LIT/CIT Program). Our two-week program Aug. 8-21 will celebrate its tenth summer at YMCA Camp Jewell. Camp Clio campers and counselors share the intimacy and safety of being in cabins with only other adopted campers.

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Camp Reece at Skidmore College

815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs 212-289-4732 campreece.org info@campreece.org Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for special needs children ages 10-17. Located in Saratoga Springs with transportation from NYC and Westchester County. We have weekly adventure trips along with a wide range of activities designed to engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, encouraging social-emotional growth, and having fun!

Countryside Montessori School

354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck 516-466-8422 cmsgn.com info@cmsgn.com Countryside Montessori School is offering in-person camp for children ages 18 months to 6 years old. There are morning academics for the older children and playtime for all children. Zoom sessions are also being offered in the morning with a different topic each day.

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp

3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead 516-832-2591 x11 ccenassau.org lfg38@cornell.edu Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead is a coed, recreational, and educational weeklong sleep-away and day camp. With eight sessions to choose from, June 28-Aug. 21. We are located on 140-acres of woodland, beachfront, and our very own farmland. Programing designed specifically for all types of youth and their interests.

Garden School Summer Camp

33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights, Queens 718-335-6363 gardenschool.org/programs/summer campdirector@gardenschool.org Garden School Summer Camp is excited to be back after a successful 2020 summer. On-site pool, certified lifeguards, snacks, and program variety make us the best camp in Queens! Ages 1½–13! Camp offers sports, crafts, swim, and themes. Extended day and transportation are available. Certified by the DOH.


Your Kids will enjoy a Summer of Fun-filled Gymnastics Games & Activities! REGISTER ONLINE at USCGymnasticsandBaseball.com or Call to Schedule a Tour of our Facility!

Serving the Children of the Washington Heights, Inwood, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil &Park Hill neighborhoods of Manhattan, Bronx & Yonkers!

USC Summer Gymnastics Sports Camp Camp Runs 9 weeks

June 28th - August 27th Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm $425 per week

Early Drop Off and Late Pick up Available as well as Door to Door Transportation for an extra Fee!

Emphasis will be on teaching basic beginner gymnastics skills on Floor, Bars, Beam, Vault, Rings & Tumble Trak!

Gymnastics & Sports activities in a safe and fun environment, while making friends and having fun! Other Activities Include: Baseball, Soccer, Dance Arts & Crafts, Kickball, Board Games & Daily Trips to Park!

Our Summer Camp Goal for each child is to develop self-confidence and team building skills through fun and challenging

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Camp Directory CONT’D The Glenholme School — Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, CT 860-868-7377 theglenholmeschool.org A unique six-week sleepaway program for children from ages 10-21 with special needs from July 12-August 20. Combines in-person morning academics with therapeutic recreational activities in the afternoon for youngsters with Asperger’s, autism spectrum disorder, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety, and learning differences.

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp

183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing 718-380-4145 hjcdaycamp.org • daycamp@hillcrestjc.org The camp “where everybody knows your name” offers programs for campers from pre-school through our Counselor-in-Training program for age 14. Our age-appropriate programs include Red Cross swim instruction, arts and crafts, outdoor play and exercise, sports, field trips, drama, Jewish culture programs, special events and activities, and weekly cookouts.

Laurissa Jane Music Summer Arts Camp

121-15 Lucus St., St. Albans 718-560-3016 ljanemusic.org • ljanemusic@gmail.com Join Laurissa Jane Music Virtual Summer Performing Arts Program. Piano, guitar, voice, drama, dance, art, performance skills, and audition tips. Workshops are designed to enhance students’ natural creative abilities and gifts. We believe that exposure to theater arts and various musical traditions and styles will help build confidence, creativity, and self-expression.

Magic Day Camp

216-15 Peck Ave., Bayside 718-634-8109 magicdaycamp.com Magic Day Camp, “Where Every Day Is Magical,” offers children ages 4-15 adventures and activities that stimulate and motivate minds and physical ability. We swim every day in an Olympic country club pool. With exciting weekly trips, our rates include door-to-door transportation, healthy lunches, professional tennis, dance, and instructional sports programs.

Oasis in Bayside – Fort Totten

Totten Avenue and 15th Road, Bayside 516-738-5010 48

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Charles Giegerich, director oasischildren.com • bayside@oasischildren.com Oasis Day Camp prides itself on age-appropriate programming for ages 3-15. Early Start (ages 3-5) is a nurturing camp environment. Lower (first-second grade) offers sports, arts, swim, enrichment, and nature. Upper (third-sixth grades) is bigger and better for older campers. Teen Travel (seventh-ninth grades) offers unique trips, overnights, friendships.

Pok-O-MacCready Camps

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains 518-963-7656 Brian DeGroat, director of Admissions and Recruiting pokomac.com recruiting@pokomac.com Pok-O-MacCready empowers campers to develop to their fullest potential by building a supportive atmosphere which fosters independence, lifelong friendships, appreciation of the natural world, and the embrace of challenges. Our coed, screen-free program is offered to ages 6-16, with session lengths of two to seven weeks. Financial aid available.

Summer at The Kew-Forest School

119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills 718-551-3108 kewforest.org/summer • summer@kewforest.org Summer at The Kew-Forest School provides children entering kindergarten to fifth grade with academic enrichment in reading, writing, and mathematics, along with recreational activities including martial arts, drama, dance, arts and crafts, gym, computers, and special events. Two, four, and six-week options available.

Super Soccer Stars x Pro Soccer Kids

More than 50 locations across NYC, LI, & Westchester 606 Columbus Ave., at 89th St., Upper West Side Manhattan 212-877-7171 55 Front St., Suite 7, Rockville Centre 516-740-7171 supersoccerstars.com • info@supersoccerstars.com Soccer Stars is NY’s No. 1 Youth Soccer Program for 20 years. Highly trained, certified coaches lead small group classes, highlighting teamwork and individual attention, following safety guidelines. More than 50 locations. Weekly classes, half/ full day camps, and private sessions anywhere-FUNdamentals or Advanced Training. Ages 2-12 and older. Save $20 – Code: NYMPSUM21.


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