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New York Family’s Ultimate Guide to Summer camp 2023 Discover the Perfect Camp for your child camp Listings 2023


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10 | Camp Counselor Why becoming a camp counselor is an enriching experience 12 | Camp Search Where to start and expert tips on finding the right camp for your child 16 | Finding the Right Camp All the factors that need to be considered in a camp search 20 | Overnight Camp The do’s and dont’s 22 | Your First-Time Camper Tips to prepare the entire family 24 | Jewish Summer Camps The enormous benefits of Jewish summer camps 26 | LGBTQ Summer Camps How to find a judgment-free community for your child gU id E 28 | Camp Directory The best resource guide for New York parents



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Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp

A few summers back, while we were all starting to get out from the COVID lockdown, some of us wondered When will Summer Camp be back ? Now that we have all become pros in testing and keeping our kids healthy, Summer Camps are not only flourishing but are the experts on how to thrive post-pandemic. Camps follow the highest healthy protocols, are aware of our kids’ mental health, and are the best advocates for helping kids socialize with peers while giving them an incredible

and memorable summer. Check out our picks (page 28) of camps for you to choose from this summer; there is something for everyone!

We also have valuable articles such as How to Begin the Camp Search (page 14), Tips for Preparing your First Time Camper (page 22), Overnight Camp Do’s and Don’ts (page 20), and additional helpful articles to assist you in your camp search.

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as a Summer Camp Counselor 10 Things I Learned

As a kid, I spent eight incredible summers at a sleepaway camp where I made lifelong friends, learned about myself and my community, and grew and matured in countless ways. While being a camper from the age of 9 to 16 was indescribably formative, the most important values, skills, and life lessons I learned came in the years that followed when I became a staff member at the same camp. Through my four years of being a counselor (and one year as a Division Head), I took away some invaluable lessons that have helped guide me through my personal and professional life. Here are the 10 most important things I learned as a summer camp counselor:

1. Leadership skills

Imagine you’re a 17 or 18 year old fresh out of high school, starting to transition into a more

independent, adult life. You’re about to go off to college, or maybe you’ll soon start a new job, but it’s possible you’ve never had to make any big decisions for yourself yet. Working as a camp counselor puts you into an environment where taking charge and making decisions is a crucial part of the job. From planning programs, to making sure activities run smoothly, to leading groups of sometimes dozens of kids, developing leadership skills is a natural byproduct of getting the job done.

2. Responsibility

Many teens have been responsible for other people before, perhaps as a babysitter, lifeguard, or some similar job. Camp counseling takes the fundamental parts of childcare and supervising kids to a whole new level, as counselors often care for large groups of children at once. When parents drop their kids off at camp, they are entrusting their

kids’ safety in the hands of staff members. In my experience, that level of responsibility can improve young adults’ confidence and sense of self worth, better preparing them for the responsibilities of adult life.

3. Teamwork

I was always the student in school who hated doing group projects; I almost always preferred to work on things alone and in my own way. I didn’t see the value in working with others when I was certain I could handle it all myself. That facade was quickly broken the first summer I worked as a counselor, realizing that one 17-year-old simply could not attend to the full time needs of the dozen third graders that were under my supervision. I learned early on that summer the importance of collaboration and teamwork with my co counselors and other camp staff, and that asking for help is a sign of strength

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and maturity, not weakness.

4. Flexibility

As much as camp staffers try hard to provide structure and stick to their schedules and plans, we all know that sometimes life has other plans. A change in weather can derail the outdoor obstacle course you spent hours setting up. A crying kid can pull you away from whatever task you were trying to work on. Running out of art supplies before craft time is over means you may need to improvise entertainment for the next 20 minutes. No matter what the situation is, a camp counselor must learn to be flexible and ready to switch gears at a moment’s notice, a life skill many adults don’t even learn.

5. n othing is the end of the world

Going hand-in-hand with being flexible, one of the biggest lessons I take away from every summer spent at camp is that nothing is the end of the world, even though it may feel that way. Especially when you’re spending weeks in a “camp bubble” and taking your counseling responsibilities seriously, the smallest things can feel dire. When you’ve spent all week planning a basketball tournament for the whole camp, and suddenly day-of all the basketballs in camp are missing, it can feel like the end of the world. Working at camp taught me how to take a step back from a situation, see the big picture, and put stressful situations into perspective, a skill I’ve carried over into other aspects of my life.

6. Creativity is key

Before working as a camp counselor, I never would have considered myself to be a particularly creative person. Having to entertain kids of all ages for eight weeks straight every summer definitely showed me that I was wrong. Needing to have fresh and fun programming for every day of the summer pushed me to think outside of the box and really get creative with the activities I was planning. Now, I can easily write a brand new program for a group of campers with just a little brainstorming and imagination.

7. i mportance of community

For campers and staff members alike, summer camps are integral in fostering community and meaningful relationships. Most camps are centered around some common identity, be it a shared hobby, geographical area, religion, or personal values. My camp, for example, was a Jewish sleepaway camp, meaning for two months of the year, I was completely immersed in Jewish culture and surrounded by other Jewish people from around the world. As a young adult struggling to find my place and purpose in the world, camp provided a welcoming environment every summer where I could feel seen and understood by those around me. No matter what community you belong to, camp is an amazing place to learn and reinforce the values that are important to you and your life.

8. Fostering friendships

In addition to building relationships to a community as a whole, summer camps have the power to create and nurture lifelong friendships. Some of my closest and oldest friends are people I met my first year as a camper, and every year that I returned only yielded more and more incomparable friendships. To this day, any time I return for a quick visit in the summertime, I get to develop bonds with new and interesting people in an environment that promotes

togetherness and camaraderie, a fact I never take for granted!

9. Working in stressful situations

Let’s be real; taking care of kids is stressful. Even at day camps, where the campers go home at the end of the day, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of dozens of kids (while also keeping them entertained and happy) is a lot of work. Being a counselor gave me tons of skills for coping with stressful situations by teaching me patience, empathy, and quick-thinking problem solving techniques. As I went through college and now in my professional career, the stress management skills I learned at camp have prepared me for life’s challenges and empowered me to manage whatever life may throw at me.

10. Finding the fun in everything

While working at summer camp certainly can be difficult at times, it is also the most fun job a young adult could ask for. Working outdoors, making friends, watching kids be silly, and seeing your campers grow and mature throughout the summer is incredibly rewarding. As a camp counselor, you are the mood setter for every situation- if you’re having fun, the kids will have fun, too.

Learning to take the ordinary everyday stuff and turn it into something exciting improves both your own life and the lives of those around you.

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How to Begin the Camp Search

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

Think of What You Want Out of the e xperience

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

Consider Who Your Child i s

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

Researching camps

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

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

Talk to the Camp Director /Leadership –

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

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

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

Camp Fairs – At camp fairs, families can

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

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

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

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Finding the Right Camp for Your Child and Family

When starting your search for a summer camp, it’s important to consider many factors. How long would you like the camp experience to be, what types of activities would you like your child to participate in and what does the summer look like for all the members of your family? Here are just some of the things to consider when choosing a camp for your child and some types of camps that might be a good fit for your family.

If your family travels a lot over the summer or you would like your child to have multiple camp experiences, try a short session overnight camp – Jackie Brethel, Director of Kippewa Point, an all-girls camp in Maine, says that a short session camp gives families flexibility. “Our two-week camp schedule allows for campers to enjoy a family vacation,

other specialty camps or an academic program while still being able to have a positive overnight camp experience. Girls arrive at camp together, spend two weeks at camp and then all depart together. This allows for a complete camp experience where no one misses out while also giving families flexibility.”

If your child enjoys many different camp activities, check out a traditional overnight camp – “A traditional overnight camp gives children a well-rounded experience where they have the ability to do amazing sports, arts, and outdoor adventure programs all at one camp,” says Steven Bluth, Owner and Director of Camp Southwoods, a coed overnight camp in the Adirondacks. “Our lake provides so much fun on the water with water skiing, sailing, boating and water toys like slides or a water trampoline. Evening activities could be the camp’s musical performance or a campfire with yummy

s’mores. Or perhaps one night it’s a carnival or maybe color war is breaking. Nights end with canteen, a camp favorite with ice cream and assorted candy as well as hanging out with the bestest friends your child has ever had. All of this, and more, is why a traditional overnight camp is a great choice for any child looking to participate in a wide range of camp activities.”

If your child is passionate about sports, look into a camp with an emphasis on a great instructional sports program – “Choosing a camp with a great instructional sports program allows kids to improve their skills in areas they already know while also learning new skills in sports they don’t know,” says Alissa Girling, Director of Camp Winadu, an all-boys overnight camp in the Berkshires. “It’s important for a camp to provide a positive and nurturing environment so kids feel confident and comfortable while learning sports. At

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If your older child isn’t interested in overnight camp, check out a day camp with a program for older campers – “Not every child is built for sleepaway camp,” says Gordon Josey, Owner and Director of Breezemont Day Camp in Westchester County. “Our Varsity Program was created for children in grades 4-8 and offers campers an individualized program, allowing them to choose most of their activities like coding, Stem, arts and some sports. We also bring in special events just for them such as Graffiti art, a DJ who does digital mixing and archery tag which all appeal to this age group. We also have campers who go to overnight camp for a few weeks and then come back to Breezemont for the remainder of the summer, giving them the best of both worlds.”

If you are a working parent and need summer childcare, research traditional day camps that offer a full day program (with some camps offering before and after care) – “The beauty of choosing a traditional day camp for your childcare needs is you are

providing your child with a set community, with the same children there daily. It also allows for families to select one option for the summer and have consistent care all summer from morning until about 5 PM,” says Josh Male, Owner and Director of Gate Hill Day Camp in Rockland County. “If you live close by to a camp that offers before and after care, you can get coverage for even more time from 7:30 am – 6 pm. We have about 10% of our families that take advantage of this.”

If you are looking for a camp that offers financial assistance, look into a nonprofit summer camp – “We never want cost to be

a barrier to going to camp. Our focus is to make sure camp is affordable for everyone,” says Rhino Merrick, Director of Camp Sloane, an overnight camp in Connecticut. “We realize the full cost of camp can be a stretch for some families and we have a robust financial assistance program that helps people who need it. At Sloane, we offer tiered pricing. We ask if you can pay tier 1, which is the full price, to pay that but if you want to pay tier 2 which is partially subsidized or tier 3 which is more subsidized, that is ok. Without the option to pay a reduced rate, we know that for many families, camp may not be an option.”

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Overnight Camp Dos & Don’ts

These camp Dos and Don’ts will help your child and your family have a successful summer at overnight camp.

DO your camp research to make sure you are finding the right camp for your child. There are so many excellent camp choices, however, it’s important to make sure you are choosing a program that is the right fit for your child and family.

DO try and tour the camp before you register. Seeing the camp will allow your child to picture themselves there and feel more comfortable as the first day approaches.

DO get to know the camp director and leadership team before your child goes to camp. Having a relationship with them will make you feel more comfortable and there will be an established relationship when you need to ask them a question or discuss something with them.

DO trust the camp director and leadership team to make the right decisions for their camp. You chose this camp because you trust them. Do your best to step back and let them do their jobs.

DO be honest with the camp director and leadership team about your child. If your child has trouble sleeping or has a special consideration, knowing these things ahead of time will allow the camp to best be able to help your child.

DO talk about camp in a positive way in the months leading up to the summer. Let your child know that camp is going to be great and that you know they will have a wonderful summer.

DO let your child know it is ok to miss home AND still have fun when they are at camp.

DON’T make pick up deals and say to your child that if they are unhappy at any point,

you will pick them up. By saying this, you are telling your child you don’t think they will be successful.

DON’T spend all day analyzing online camp pictures when your child is at camp. A photo is a snapshot in time and if your child isn’t smiling, it doesn’t mean they are unhappy. It could just mean your child is focused on the activity they are participating in.

DON’T call the office every day to ask how your child is doing. If there is a problem at camp, you will hear from the camp. No news is good news.

DON’T pack things that the camp asks you to leave at home like a phone. By doing so, you are sending the message to your child and the camp that rules don’t apply to you.

DO write your child a positive letter to arrive in the first few days of camp. This will let them know you are thinking of them.

DON’T write about all the things they are

missing while at camp or how much you can’t wait for them to be home. This can make them feel homesick.

DO participate in any new camper gettogethers the camp schedules. These events can help your child feel more comfortable by meeting some other new campers and seeing the camp before they begin.

DON’T overpack. There is only so much shelf and cubby space at camp and campers end up wearing the same things all the time. Use the packing list as a guide and adhere as closely to it as possible.

DON’T bring too much stuff on Visiting Day. Camp is the gift you are giving them. They don’t need a ton of extras and most camps will throw away any food that the camper can’t finish that day.

DO try and enjoy summer while your child is away at camp, knowing they are participating in fun activities daily and making new friends.

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Tips for Preparing Your First-Time Camper (and you!)

Heading to day or overnight camp for the first time is very exciting for a child but as you would with any new experience, emotionally preparing them (and yourselves) for what’s to come will be helpful in setting your child up for a successful first summer.

One of the best ways to get your child excited for camp is to tour the camp. Both day and overnight camps offer tours which allow children and their families to see the camp and to get a feel for the camp and the leadership team. Day camps offer tours all year long and overnight camps offer them in the summer into the fall. “The camp tour is the first opportunity for a child to feel comfortable,” explains Heath Levine, Owner and Director of Shibley Day Camp in Roslyn, NY. “Tour guides and camp directors will make connections with the camper and their guardians. This is the first step towards gaining the child’s trust and alleviating anxiety.”

If you are unable to tour the camp, there are other ways for your child to become familiar with the camp and its leadership team. “Many camps offer Fall/Spring Festivals, off-season play days and other opportunities to visit on site before the camp season begins. You can also take advantage of

virtual tours, videos, slideshows and picture galleries. Facetiming with the camp director or division leader also allows for the child to see a familiar face when they get off the bus,” explains Levine. “The more your child sees the camp and its staff, the less overwhelmed they will feel and the more comfortable they will be leaving you on day one.”

Before camp begins, many children worry about whether they will have friends at camp. Jamie Sirkin, Director of Summer Trails Day Camp in Westchester County says that including a conversation about making friends is an important step in emotionally preparing a child for camp. “Let your child know that one of the roles of the camp counselor is to help cultivate friendships, manage the rocky roads in relationships, and ensure that new campers feel welcome. Children should feel comfortable sharing their feelings with their counselors so that the camp staff can be the most helpful. Additionally, it’s important for your child to understand that building friendships takes time and practice.” Carrie Young, Director of Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, a coed Jewish overnight camp in Pennsylvania says that 80-85% of their campers come to camp without a friend. “There is no need for campers to go to camp with a friend. We do such a great job of community building on

day 1. There are so many other kids going to camp for the first time that don’t know people either and we do a very good job of community building on day one.”

Young also adds that it’s helpful to talk about the new routines that will take place at camp. “Let your child know that there will be routines at camp, just like there are at home but they will be different. There will be a new bedtime routine and new traditions as well and that you can’t wait to hear all about them.”

Besides preparing children for camp, it’s important for parents to mentally prepare themselves for the camp experience. “Sometimes parents have a hard time letting go and worry that their child will be homesick,” says Young. “Kids get excited about new experiences and forget about being homesick. If a parent hasn’t heard from the camp, it means that no news is good news. It’s not that their child doesn’t love them, but they are happy playing and making new friends.”

Taking the time to prepare your child for what camp will be like goes a long way in helping your child get ready to have a positive first year at overnight camp.

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Jewish Summer Camps Benefits of

Today, summer camps for Jewish youth are a mainstay of American Jewish culture, with dozens of different camps throughout the country catering to all types of interests, needs, and level of religious observance. While camps are undeniably popular, many parents are unaware of the incredible benefits of sending their children to Jewish summer camps. From fostering a sense of community and belonging, to promoting life skills and independence, attending camp can be an invaluable experience for children of all ages.

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Similar to the advent of Hebrew schools in the US, the first Jewish camps emerged between the first and second World Wars as more Jewish people emigrated out of Europe. As nationalistic and oftentimes antisemitic sentiments rose among the general population, the need for a safe space specifically for Jewish youth grew significantly. Over the last century, Jewish camps of all natures were established around the country. According to Nancy Mykoff for the Jewish Women’s Archive, there were more than 82,000 children enrolled at nearly 200 camps by the year 2000, solidifying camps’ space in the world of American Jewish education and culture.

What are the benefits of summer camp?

The American Camp Association (ACA), the official accreditation agency of summer camps in the US, has conducted research over the last decade on the effect of camps in promoting social, emotional, and personal growth among campers. Preliminary findings from a five-year study on the impact of camps find that people who attended summer camps as children report higher levels of emotional intelligence and regulation, tolerance and appreciation for others’ differences, sense of responsibility, and sense of identity when compared to their non-camper peers. A separate, ongoing study from the ACA is finding that these impacts can be seen in staff members and older teenagers, too. Teens who partici-

pated in some CIT (counselor in training) programs at camps report that the trainings are crucial in developing certain life skills, most notably their interpersonal skills and capacity for being compassionate and caring.

Building upon these known benefits of camps in general, Jewish summer camps foster children’s relationships to not only themselves, but to their community, too. By providing an immersive environment centered on Jewish values, camps can help bridge the gap in a child’s Jewish education. In many cases, attending camp is the only time some children get to be around other Jewish kids. Additionally, as noted by Nancy Mykoff, Jewish camps are often at the forefront of progressive movements in Judaism such as the promotion of egalitarian leadership in the community.

Which camp is right for my family?

There is a seemingly endless selection of Jewish camps to attend throughout the country, each catering to different needs and interests of children and families.

First, you should decide whether a day camp, where campers travel home at the end of the day, or a sleepaway camp, where campers live on campus for a period ranging from 1 to 8 weeks, is right for your child. A child who has never spent time away from home may find an overnight camp overwhelming, and day programs can be a great way to introduce the idea of camp without the full commitment of a sleepaway program. Also consider that by nature of the live-in experience of sleepaway camps, they are usually

more expensive than day camps, although many sleepaway camps do offer scholarships.

Aside from day camp versus overnight, religious denomination and level of religious observance is an important variable that will impact your decision. Nearly every type of Jewish community has its own camp programs that vary in terms of demographics and type of observance. There are also independent, nonaffiliated Jewish camps that focus more on bringing Jewish youth together than being educational or religious institutions. No matter how you practice your Judaism, there is a camp for everyone.

Finally, consider the idea of specialized camps, such as ones focused on sports, the arts, wilderness adventures, and more. There are also camps and programs that are specifically designed for children with a range of disabilities and special needs, ensuring that every Jewish child can have a fun and fulfilling summer experience.

If you’re interested in sending your child to Jewish summer camp but don’t quite know where to start, check your local synagogues or JCC as many of them have in-house programs or relationships to other local camps. Word of mouth from other parents in your community is a great place to start, too.

Summer camps of all kinds can have lasting impacts on children’s development and social wellbeing, and Jewish camps come with the added benefit of fostering and nurturing campers’ Jewish and communal identities. No matter denomination, interests, income, or ability, a summer at Jewish camp can be a life changing experience.

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How to find a judgment-free community for your child

Finding community is important for all kids and adolescents, but it’s invaluable for kids who are members of the LGBTQ community.One way to help your LGBTQ child find community with other kids like them is through summer camp experiences. Here are some camp experiences that are specifically focused on LGBTQ youth.

Harbor Camps

New Hampshire

At Harbor Camps, trans and non-binary youth can find community and create lifelong bonds while participating in traditional camp activities, like swimming, archery and arts and crafts. While Harbor Camps isn’t a therapeutic camp and doesn’t have formal conversations about gender, trans and non-binary youth can spend their summer in a gender-affirming space. All campers and counselors are called by their preferred names and pronouns, and campers choose bunkmates with similar or varied gender identities.

Camp Highlight


A unique week-long camp experience for children who have an LGBTQ parent, Camp Highlight in Pennsylvania is a community where children of LGBTQ families can connect with each other. Children at this camp are given the opportunity to meet others with families like theirs and talk about their experiences without the fear of exclusion or judgment. Camp Highlight also offers Highlight Family Camp, a weekend of

camp antics for the whole family.

Camp Outright


Camp Outright offers queer, trans and questioning youth a traditional residential summer camp experience with a queer twist. During their time at Camp Outright, campers can participate in affinity groups and activities based on their interests, like sports and performing arts. Campers can enjoy the camp as a place of self-expression and belonging.

Camp Lightbulb

Various Locations

With camps taking place in Los Angeles, Provincetown and New York City, Camp Lightbulb creates a safe and happy space for LGBTQ youth. Camps incorporate elements of art, community, fun, learning, outdoors, service and well-being and work to create a close-knit community among campers. Spots at Camp Lightbulb camps fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up soon or join the waitlist for an already-sold out camp.

Camp Pride

New York

Located just 20 minutes away from New York City, Camp Pride brings 92NY’s best programs and faculty to the great outdoors in a summer camp experience that brings safety and support to LGBTQ youth. This day camp offers traditional summer camp activities as well as exclusive activities with guest LGBTQ artists, musicians and activists.

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New York

A specialty program of the 14th Street Y’s New Country Day Camp (NCDC), NCPC provides a welcoming community for LGBTQ youth on the Staten Island Greenbelt. In addition to traditional summer camp activities led by NCDC leaders, there is also a special daily activity just for Pride campers. These include discussions and activities led by community leaders, activists, artists and other people from NYC’s LGBTQ community.

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Rockland County, Orangeburg, NY 10962


From New York City’s u pper East Side to their beautiful Rockland County campgrounds and beyond, 92NY Camps summer experiences provide kids and teens of all ages with unlimited opportunities to learn, grow — and have fun. Traditional day camps, summer intensives, for one week or the whole summer. Sign up today.

Advantage Jr Tennis Camp

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

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use drills and games to keep Campers engaged, learning and enjoying in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere. Choose the East Side/Roosevelt Island, u pper East Side/Wagner Middle School or West Side/Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club location and sign up for a week or all summer for this halfday Camp. Even add afternoons at Advantage Day Camp! Enroll now!

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76 Ninth Ave., Suite 313, New York, NY 212-691-5919

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

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

Atlantic Acting School invites your young ones to play, create, perform, and form lifelong friendships with us this summer. In addition to creating characters and scripts, young actors have opportunities to produce their own work. Each class has a focus that varies from musical theater to sketch, improv, scene study, film/TV and more, but are all rooted in the Atlantic Technique. These acting classes are perfect for your rising star! Summer camps start in June. Classes are available for ages 4-18. Register today.

Advantage QuickStart Tennis Camp

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

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At Advantage QuickStart Tennis Camp kids ages 4 to 8 get in the game—and love it! Special kid-sized racquets and slower-bouncing balls make it fun from day one! Specially-trained coaches

Aviator Sports and events Center Floyd Bennett Field 3159 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11234


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

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The Ailey School Junior Division

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The Joan Weill Center for Dance

405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 summer-intensive-ages-12-15

The Junior Division Summer Intensive is a four-week training program (June 26 – July21, 2023) for students ages 1215. The program offers young dancers an opportunity to study in a vibrant setting centered in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. Motivated students with at least three years of consistent dance training receive firstclass instruction by a distinguished faculty of dance professional.

Curriculum includes ballet, Horton, Graham, Limón, jazz, contemporary, and West African.

Battery Park Montessori

21 S End Ave.

New York NY 10280


Summer Camp at Battery Park

Montessori provides an enriching summer camp experience for children ages 2-5 (rising Kindergarten). It’s a playful, engaging, and safe “first camp” experience for your child with new themes each week. Counselors who speak English, Spanish and/or Mandarin supplement camp activities for exposure in all three languages. Registration is by the week.

Beth Sholom Day Camp

401 Roslyn Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 516-620-2022

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

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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217


Summer Fun at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music! Summer Music Camps include Piano Explorers Summer Camp (rising kindergarteners–rising 2nd graders); BKCM Summer Strings, Guitar & Piano Camp (ages 8–14); BKCM Summer Jazz Camp (ages 10–18); Brooklyn Winds, Brass & Percussion Camp (ages 9–14). Select one-week or two-week camp options. Financial aid is available. For info on all BKCM summer programs, visit

Boston Leadership Institute

396 Washington Street Suite 117 Wellesley, MA 02481

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

Buck’s Rock Camp

59 Buck’s Rock Road, New Milford, CT 06776

Buck’s Rock Camp is a freedom-ofchoice creative and performing arts overnight camp for teenagers ages 10 to 17. Every day at Buck’s Rock is a new opportunity for self-discovery and creative expression. Over 30 world-class programs await our artists, including glassblowing, dance, painting, theatre, radio, weaving, gardening and so much more! Our tiered tuition system makes camp affordable for every family. Check out our dates and rates today at

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Buckley Day Camp

2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn, NY, 11576 516.365.7760

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

Camp Churchill at the Churchill School and Center

301 East 29th St New York, NY 10016

The Churchill Summer Day Camp is a five-week-long camp program where children in elementary and middle school have the chance to participate in a variety of engaging camp activities throughout their day, such as sports, crafts, field trips, and more. We also offer literacy activities and instruction throughout the summer to help avoid the “summer slide.” We can help your child keep on top of their reading and writing skills while having a blast at camp.

Camp Maritime

311 Sea Breeze Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224


Our program was designed to help campers learn cool new water sports skills, build confidence, take on healthy challenges and develop life long friendships. We offer a strict structured program that was specifically designed to NYC ‘s local waters and weather conditions. Giving campers the best opportunity for safe progressive learning.

Mini Summer

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Children (ages 3-10) learn about all things Italian through games, music, dance, and many other educational activities in a fun and engrossing atmosphere! Monday-Friday Full day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) options. 1556 3rd Ave, Ste 602-603, NY 10128 • (212)427-7770 • • When we teach children Italian, they benefit from increased brain power, memory and critical thinking skills. And they discover the art, history and literature of the bellissima Italian culture! Why Italian? Can't make it to camp? Private lessons, workshops, and more are offered yearround and offer flexible scheduling!


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College for Kids

Kingsborough Campus

2001 Oriental Boulevard

Brooklyn, New York 11235


College for Kids is back on campus!

CFK offers a variety of academic and recreational courses for children age 5-13 on Kingsborough’s beautiful and secure campus. Our program is designed to provide opportunities for children to enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment through personal achievement and mastering skills while being encouraged to embrace a healthy lifestyle through activities and sports. For more information and to register, visit courses.html.


Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning Summer Camp

1720 Crotona Avenue, Bronx NY 718-247-7420

The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning offers a full range of Summer Camp activities for junior players ages 5-18. All levels are welcome from beginners in the development level program to advanced players in the high-performance level program. Campers spend the day keeping active on court, making new tennis friends, and having a blast! Led by a worldclass team of coaches, the Cary Leeds Center is the place for you this summer.

Camp Pembroke

306 Oldham St. Pembroke, MA 02359

Camp Pembroke is a magical place: a horseshoe of white framed bunks overlooking the lake where generations of girls and young women have found their place and their people. Girls ages 7-16 grow, laugh, cheer, listen, hug, discover, and flourish, with cherished Jewish values and friendships that last a lifetime. Camp Pembroke is the only inclusively-Jewish camp for girls in New England. This is a “world away”, a special girl-focused environment.

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Camps R Us

Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, St. James, Syosset, Valley Stream, and Williston Park, 516-935-CAMP (2267)

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

Camp Settoga

127 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, NY, 10970

Summer Phone: 845.362.0409

Winter Phone: 646.505.4430

Genna Singer, Director of Camps

Camp Settoga, operated by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, is the city’s premier Jewish day camp for kids ages 4–12. Located in the foothills of Harriman State Park, Camp Settoga offers a gorgeous Olympic-sized swimming pool, waterslides, adventure courses/ ziplines, art, basketball and tennis courts, soccer, baseball, gymnastics, mini-golf, and so much more. Bus transportation for campers is provided from drop-off and pick-up points in most Manhattan neighborhoods. What makes Camp Settoga different? Settoga is a communityminded, camper-inspired experience. Every element of camp is thoughtfully designed to infuse curiosity, confidence, leadership, responsibility, and gratitude into the summer.

Camp Wachusett

1430 Camp Rd, Brandon, VT 05733 804- 438-6250

Phil Williams/Director

Camp Wachusett, located on beautiful Lake Hortonia in Vermont, is a small overnight camp where boys ages 8-15 receive excellent supervision and support with 2,3 & 4 week sessions. Boys sign up for a variety of land and water activities, including overnight camping trips. Their motto “Unaliyi,” a Cherokee word, meaning “a place of friends” personifies their community, where electronic devices are left behind and new and returning campers make strong and lasting friendships.

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Challenge Camp

Iona University

715 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801


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

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

DNA Learning Center

One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 516-367-5170

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

Countryside Montessori School

354 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020 516- 406-3623

Countryside Montessori School offers Summer Camp for children

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

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Collina Italiana: Italian Language & Cultural Center - Mini Summer Camp

1556 Third Avenue, Suite 602-603, New York


Why Italian? Aside from the brainpower benefits for children to learn a foreign language, the Italian language, particularly, takes children on a wonderful journey. From the beautiful artwork, literature, and other works of the past, to the delicious cuisine and other cultural aspects of the present, the Italian language connects children to a world of beauty. Where to start?

Collina Italiana’s mini summer camp is a fun and immersive experience for kids of all language competency levels. Children (ages 3-10) learn about all things Italian through games, music, dance, and many other educational activities in a fun and engrossing atmosphere. Can’t make it to camp?

Private and semi-private lessons are available year-round.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau

3186 Sound Ave.

Riverhead, NY

516-832-2591 Ext. 11

On this 140-acre property there is a Day Camp and a Sleepaway Camp option. With fun programs in all diverse areas. Whether you’re on their Active Farm, on the Long Island Sound and Beach, or in the Woods, there is truly something for everybody. The mission of New York State 4-H Camps is to provide a positive learning environment (in an outdoor setting) focusing on community building, friendships, fun, healthy living, and give hands-on learning experiences that help campers grow, belong, and thrive. Being one of the oldest 4H camp in the statethey are dedicated to ensuring your child’s safety and fun while offering high quality 4H educational programs. All in and environment that allows for personal growth in which diverse youth and adults reach their fullest potential as capable, competent, and caring citizens.

Destination Science

multiple locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, 888-909-2822

Nassau: Garden City, Manhasset Suffolk: Babylon, Commack, Huntington Station, Sayville, Setauket

For 23 years Destination Science has been the fun science camp for curious kids 5-11!

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

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Extreme STEAM Science Kids at Park Shore

450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills 631-499-8580

Does your child LOVE science and technology? Kids join our one-of-akind educational summer program featuring robotics, mechanical and electrical engineering, coding, science, art, and mathematics - all while having fun! Located in our three-story STEAM Science Center and Hydroponics Lab on our 15 acre campus featuring scientific field trips. Our thematic 2-week sessions are geared to stimulate curiosity in science. Morning program with option to extend the day and experience all of the AMAZING activities at Park Shore.

Fairview Lake YMCA Camp

1035 Fairview Lake Road, Newton, NJ 973-383-9282

Two Great Camps. One Great Summer! Fairview Lake YMCA Camps offers traditional, specialty, ranch, adventure, and leadership programs that will help your child learn, grow and thrive. New in 2022 is Lake in the Woods YMCA Camps — a 5-day-a-week sleepaway camp where kids are home on the weekend. Located in Northwest NJ, the main campus of Fairview Lake is a beautiful private 660-acre camp. Lake in the Woods is located just a few minutes away at the state-of-the-art Blair Academy Campus. Whichever program you choose for your child, they are in for an unforgettable summer!

Fieldston Summer Camps

3901 Fieldston Road, Riverdale, NY 10471 contact Keeniun Brumskill 718-329-7317

Fieldston provides a fun, eventful summer for ages 4–15. Fieldston Sports Camps, Future Leaders and Counselors-in-Training are comprehensive and engaging programs covering a spectrum of subjects and interests. Everything from outdoor adventure and sports camps to hands-on STEAM educational workshops — there’s something for everyone!

To learn more about Summer 2023 registration, visit us at summer.ecfs. org.

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Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp 2023 | 45 From New York City’s Upper East Side to our beautiful Rockland County campgrounds and beyond, our summer experiences provide kids and teens of all ages with unlimited opportunities to learn, grow — and have fun. Traditional day camps, summer intensives, for one week or the whole summer. Sign up for Summer 2023 today!

Friends Academy Summer Programs

270 Duck Pond Road Locust Valley, NY 11560


Friends Academy Summer Program

offers engaging programs for children

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

Galli Theater New York

74 Warren St, New York, NY 10007


Winter, Spring, and Summer Break

Workshop weeks - Our theater workshops are just the right place for your kids to try out different roles! We do warm up games, movement activities, theater games to prepare your little actors for the stage. We then choose a fairytale that we will rehearse and act out as a group. Each child picks their own role and of course there are costumes to complete the transformation! At the end of the week, there is a presentation for friends and family. Please also check out the live theater performances on weekends at 2pm for families as well as adult performances & their birthday party options that bring fairytales to life!

Experience the magic of live theater at your special event!

Garden School

33-16 79th Street Jackson Heights, NY 11372

718- 335-6363

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

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Independent Lake Camp is a premier overnight camp in the Pocono Mountains of PA offering an impressive array of activities. ILC is dedicated to being a diverse community with powerful individualized programming, and top-notch facilities & staff. We have been cultivating respect, creativity and understanding in an inspiring and nurturing environment since 1992.

Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp 2023 | 47 AGES 2-15 TRANSPORTATION ON-SITE GYMNASIUM ON-SITE SWIMMING POOL HALF/FULL/EXTENDED DAYS (7:30 AM - 6:00 PM) *TOURS BY APPOINTMENT* Register Now SUMMER 2023 ARTS SPORTS SWIMMING | (718) 335-6363 | 33-16 79th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 JUNE 12 - AUGUST 25 Summer Enrichment Camp 2-8 WEEK SESSIONS · AGES 6-17 · ELECTIVE PROGRAM Circus & Flying Trapeze - Performing Arts - Dance - Magic - Music & Recording Studio Sports & Fitness - Pool & Private Lake - Fine & Digital Arts - Movie Making Skateboarding - High Ropes & Climbing - Role Playing Games - Nature - Horseback Riding 800-399-2267 Session 1: June 25th - July 8th Session 2: July 9th - July 29th Session 3: July 30th - August 19th independent lake camp

Frost Valley YMCA Camp

2000 Frost Valley Road, Clareyville, NY 845-985-2291

Frost Valley YMCA is the premier summer camp located in the heart of New York’s Catskill Mountains just a few hours from NYC. At Frost Valley YMCA, your camper can participate in sports, arts and crafts, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, singing, storytelling around the campfire, sleeping underneath a canopy of stars, and so much more! More than just a place for summer fun, Frost Valley gives all children a place where they can safely reach their potential, surrounded by a community that embraces them for who they are.

Henry Kaufmann Camgrounds

1131 Manor Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314 718.475.5231

Summer is for adventure! At JCC Day Camp, kids enjoy activities including swimming, sports, arts and crafts, rock climbing, archery, STEM, woodworking, special shows, trips, and more! The JCC also offers Marvin’s Camp for Children with Special Needs, as well as inclusion opportunities. Located at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, JCC Day Camp is a summer oasis where kids can have fun in the sun, make memories with new friends, and thrive in a nurturing environment. Learn more and register at


UES | UWS | Tribeca | Bridgehampton | Scarsdale | Mount Kisco 917-970-7791

Become a creator! iCAMP’s summer camp programs in the Hamptons, NYC and Westchester focus on teaching STEAM topics like coding, robotics, art, science, filmmaking, video game design, 3D printing, and more. Real teachers bring their passion for teaching and ability to make projects engaging to each camp. A staff to camper ratio of 4:1 or better ensures campers truly learn and are supported during fun, project-based activities. Plenty of time is spent outside playing summer camp games and enjoying nature.

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Incarnation Camp

253 Bushy Hill Road, Ivoryton, CT 06442

Wilderness adventure & classic summer camp fun! Located in coastal Connecticut, on over 700 wooded acres surrounding a mile-long private lake, Incarnation Camp is the country’s oldest co-ed camp. Since 1886, they have provided a fun-filled, traditional camp with experiential learning and group living in the outdoors. Campers are guided through well-rounded & adventurous programs that develop an appreciation for nature & celebrate the uniqueness of each individual by nurturing staff.

Independent Lake Camp

70 Clark Rd., Thompson PA 800-399-2267 or 570-727-4160

Independent Lake Camp is a premier, elective-based overnight camp for ages 6-17 in the Pocono Mountains. ILC has been making a difference in kids’ lives for over 30 years - supporting respect and creativity in a nurturing and inspiring environment. Each camper chooses their activities from an impressive selection including Circus, Sports, Fine & Digital Arts, Music / Recording Studio, Theatre, Dance, Magic, Skatepark, RPG, High Ropes, Lake, Pool, Horseback, & Nature. Let’s Engage, Connect, & Grow!

Launch Math + Science Centers

Two UWS locations in Manhattan 212-600-1010

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

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Magic Day Camp

216-15 Peck Ave., Bayside


Magic Day Camp has successfully operated for more than 30 years.

Conveniently located in Bayside, Queens, with door-to-door bus transportation to families

EVERYWHERE in Queens at no additional cost. Magic Day Camp has given generations of children a safe and rewarding environment to explore new and enriching experiences. With daily swimming, daily trips, sports programs, dance programs, parks, state of the art facilities, celebrations, and incredible summer days; “everyday is truly magical!”

Maine Camp Experience


Maine Camp Experience (MCE) is a community of 40 premier Maine overnight camps and a comprehensive camp-planning resource. MCE has coed, all girls, and all boys camps for kids ages 7-17 that are set on beautiful lakes and offer top-notch activities, instruction, facilities, and staff. Campers unplug, have fun, make lifelong friendships, learn new skills, and gain confidence and independence. Full summer, half summer, and short sessions available. Their Campcierge™ provides free, expert guidance. Each summer, more than 20,000 campers enjoy camp in Maine.

Manhattan School of Music

130 Claremont Ave

New York, NY


MSM Summer provides instruction and performance experience for students ages 8 to 17 in a dynamic conservatory setting. Students will develop their musical skills and will join a vibrant community of young musicians. Students must be 8 years old by July 1, 2023 , in order to apply.

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Learn the sport of a lifetime this summer! Play at the state-of-the-art Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning and train with our former pros and national coaches! If you are new to tennis or a high performance player, no matter what, this is the place for you! All levels welcome; ages 5-18 To inquire for further details please email 1720 Crotona Avenue Bronx, NY 10457 718-247-7420


• Entering grades 6–12

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Camp Wachusett is located on Vermont’s beautiful Lake Hortonia. Since 1903 it has provided freedom for boys to make choices and establish lifelong friendships.

Our small size allows for flexible programming to include unique experiences such as caring for farm animals, raising vegetables and helping to build a cabin.

Join us for our 137th summer of camp! There's an outdoor adventure for everyone, Grades PreK-10. Come outside and play, adventure awaits at

We offer a variety of land and water activities, team sports, and adventurous overnight hiking and canoing trips.

For more information visit

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Montessori International Summer Day Camp

Midtown East


This summer, Montessori is excited to offer campers a unique blend of summer activities and academics. Developed around biweekly themes, children will enjoy arts and crafts, dance, yoga, martial arts and gymnastics. In addition, older campers will also experience musical theater, chess, swimming, ice skating and field trips. Since Camp is staffed by the school’s teachers, children can also continue with academics, helping to ensure that they keep learning while enjoying summer fun! Tutoring available to prepare for admission to gifted programs, or for a head start on the upcoming year. Spaces are limitedregistration starts March 1st!

Neighborhood Playhouse Junior School: Teen & Youth Summer Conservatory


Dramatic arts training for the aspiring young actor in NYC. Apply for three exciting summer intensives at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where Sanford Meisner’s world-renowned acting method was born! Faculty from our adult Professional Acting program, working professionals, and master teachers train students in Meisner acting, singing, movement, stage combat, acting for film & tv,


UWS, UES, Chelsea, Gramercy, Tribeca, FiDi, Brooklyn (Downtown), Brooklyn (Prospect Park)


Give your child an unforgettable summer through NYC’s most popular STEM+Sports camp for 3-12yo! Your child will engage as makers to build once-in-a-lifetime weekly projects. From building life-size wooden forts to inventing dancing robots for TikTok music videos, future changemakers collaborate to make their dream come true. If your child loves sports, simply add soccer or swimming! [Highlights: Complimentary Lunch, 9 Locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, All-star NORY Educators, Emphasis on Soft-skills (Resilience, Inquisitiveness, Empathy.)

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format and feel of summer camp, with a core curriculum that genuinely teaches campers about STEAM topics!

iCAMP focuses on STEAM topics like coding, robotics, studio and graphic art, science, video game design, 3D printing, and more!

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Oasis Day Camp

Manhattan, Bayside, LIU Post 646-698-1800

Oasis Day Camps

Oasis provides customized, engaging programs for children of all ages. The programs create exciting, safe, and inclusive environments where children enjoy activities and develop life skills through quality experiences in the arts, athletics, nature, aquatics and enrichment activities. Campers have unforgettable summers and make lifelong friends.

Park Shore Country Day Camp

450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills 631-499-8580

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

Park Slope Day Camp

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Park, Windsor Terrace 718-788-7732

Primarily outdoor, fun, engaging traditional camp. For children ages 3.5 to 14. Experienced, caring and dynamic staff. Wide variety of activities; sports, arts, yoga, archery and more. Soccer specialty program. 4 twoweek sessions, extended hours and transportation available.

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Sessions: 1-8 weeks; for kids ages 7-17 Connect with our Campcierge™ for free guidance to help you find your best camp. CALL NOW 877-92-MAINE Give your kids an amazing screen-free summer experience at the best overnight camps in the country.
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Pine Street School

25 Pine St. New York NY 10005


Pine Street School Summer Camp, designed for children ages 6-11 (rising 1st to 6th Graders) features Spanish Immersion led by native speaking Camp Counselors. All projects, activities, and field trips are guidedin Spanish, with English assistance. Fridays are camp fun days with a field trip related to the weekly theme in the morning, and Olympic games in the afternoon.

Planet Han Summer Camp

401 West End Ave at 79th Street

1556 Third Ave at 87th Street 212-724-2421

Planet Han week-long immersion camps, where your child will learn to speak Mandarin with confidence and learn about ancient China and modern New York in an interactive and fun way! They do activities kids live, like arts and crafts, calligraphy, Friday movies, grocery shopping and plenty of outdoor Tai Chi and game time! Campers must have some experience in Mandarin speaking.

Play On! Studios

263 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024 347- 709-4149

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

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Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp 2023 | 59 GERMAN & SPANISH LANGUAGE IMMERSION • whatever weeks you like • however many weeks you need • for pre-schoolers and school-age kids • open to students from other schools 244 West 14th Street NYC, NY 10011 212-206-1137 school office 646-251-2179 mobile LANGUAGE SUMMER CAMPS 7/5 - 8/25 8 weeks of summer fun • fun • activities • adventures • experiences • language • friendships LOCATED IN ROSLYN, NY info@shibleyda 516.621.8777 Follow Us! @shibleydaycamp

Pocono Springs Camp

48 Pocono Springs Way, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, just 75 miles from NYC, Pocono Springs offers a unique concept in the world of overnight summer camps: a traditional co-ed experience in a 5-week program. We offer a full-season summer camp experience, while also providing families the flexibility for family travel, specialty camps, and other summer fun outside of camp. At PSC, every camper starts and ends together, creating a truly cohesive community focused on creating friendships that last a lifetime!

Pusteblume International Preschool

244 W 14th St New York, NY 212-206-1137

July 5th- August 25th 2023 Pusteblume will offer 8 weeks of summer fun with lots of activities and language exposure. Pick whatever weeks you like and however many weeks you need. Art, Science, Math, Literacy are part of the summer curriculum and introduced in an engaging and stimulating way. Visit our website for weekly theme and topics.

Ross Summer

18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 631- 907-5555

Ross Summer, built on the innovative educational foundation of Ross School, is an exciting and enriching experience for kids and teens! Ross Summer offers immersive programs in the arts, media, sciences, and more, plus for-credit academic courses with top faculty and high-level athletics, including tennis with Larri Passos and basketball with the NY Knicks! Ross Summer provides the opportunity for families to create their ideal summer in the Hamptons.

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Shibley Day Camp

516- 621-8777

175 Warner Ave. Roslyn Heights, New York 11577

Shibley Day Camp creates magical experiences that promote personal growth & lifelong friendships in our nurturing, down to earth environment. Our Shibley community is guided by our GREEN values: Generosity, Respect, Empathy, Endurance & Nurture. We encourage children to explore new and current interests, gain new skills & build confidence. Campers swim twice a day (including swim lessons) and participate in a mix of athletics, arts, adventure and other special activities


Williamsburg, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn 718-484-9777

Discover the joy of skateboarding! Offered at both their Williamsburg and Prospect Lefferts Gardens locations, SKATEYOGI Summer Camp welcomes anyone ages 7-14 from absolute beginners to experienced skaters in a fun, creative environment. They also offer a shorter morning camp at both of these locations for younger skaters ages 5-7. Rental gear is included for camps held on-site at SKATEYOGI. For more experienced skaters ages 9-15, their Urban Shredders program based out of Downtown Brooklyn offers daily adventures at skateparks and skate spots around NYC.

STEAM Camp at the Cathedral School

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025

STEAM Camp at the Cathedral School is an innovative summer camp for Kindergarten up to Grade 6. Blending craft, engineering, and technology, our projects spark wonder in all of our campers. They learn to design and prototype at our Innovation Lab equipped with 3D printers, laser cutter, robots, and other maker tech. Combining inventive hands-on projects with outdoor fun on our beautiful 11acre campus, STEAM Camp is an ideal experience for all children in NYC.

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Summer at St. Barts

325 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022


Come join the fun this summer!

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

Super Kids Camp

1481 Hylan Boulevard

Staten Island, NY 10305


Summer 2023, join DEA Music & Art and FasTracKids on a remarkable journey that will be sure to create lifelong memories! Campers at the Grasmere location will have the opportunity to explore the boundless realms of music, drama, and art all while their minds are expanding in science, technology and academia due to the indepth weekly curriculum. With access to many activities at the Grasmere facility – Super Kids will make sure everyone has an incredible adventure that will last a lifetime!

Super Soccer Stars

Multiple Locations


Super Soccer Stars is New York’s #1 youth soccer program for over 20 years! We use the ball as a vehicle to help children not only improve their soccer skills, but also develop self-confidence, teamwork, and socialization skills. Highly trained, certified coaches work in small groups using an age-specific curriculum, providing each player with individual attention. Choose from FUNdamentals, Advanced Training, or Amazing Athletes multi-sport program. Half and full-day camp, plus weekly classes available. Private Camps also available – set your own schedule and our coaches will come to you! Save $20 –Promo Code: NYFSUMMER.

Pre-Summer Program: June 12th - June 23rd

Summer 2023

Explorers: Age 3 - Rising Grade 2

Trailblazers: Rising Grade 3 - Rising Grade 8

June 26th - August 11th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Discount for Siblings & Northwell Employees

(Choose Your Weeks) Transportation Available

Sunrise Program: 8:00am -9:30am

Email: Phone: 516.393.4207


Have Fun & Socialize Lifelong Memories

Innovative Programs

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Trail Blazers

394 Rogers Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11225

Since 1887, Trail Blazers has been where young people go outside to grow within. There’s an outdoor adventure for everyone during our 137th summer of camp! Join us at our Mashipacong Estate for Overnight Camp (Grades K-10) or meet us in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park, or Morningside Park for Day Camp (Grades K-5). Trail Blazers is a 501c3 nonprofit; scholarships are available to help keep programs financially accessible to all

Trinity School

For more information, please contact: Seth Goldberg, Director of Afterschool Programs & Summer Coordinator 212-932-6849

Trinity Discovery Day Camp

Come join us for another summer of fun, exploration and discovery. Our campers get to engage with each other in the following activities: Swimming, Golf, Chess, Lego Robotics, Art, Dance, Multisports and Storytelling (subject to change)…and of course, ice cream or ices every day. We will supply our campers with a daily snack but you will need to provide your own lunch Come join us for a fantastic summer!

USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts

185 Colonial Springs Rd, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798 631- 643-7900


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

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Voxel Academy - Summer Day Camp

New York’s best cutting-edge technology summer day camps for kids ages 7-14! Mod Minecraft and Roblox, create YouTube videos, develop VR and mobile video games, create a custom Beyblade or a custom Nerf Blaster, create digital art, and much more! Our weekly camps break down STEAM skills seen in A.P. and college-level Computer Science, Programming, and Design classes into fun, intriguing, 21stcentury early learning. Enjoy off-screen time, and plenty of time each day for social challenges, lunch, snacks, and physical activities.

WCS Camps

Bronx Zoo

Central Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo

Queens Zoo

New York Aquarium

Discover summer camp programs for all age levels with hands-on learning and immersive activities. Explore our zoos in the Bronx, Prospect Park, Queens, and Central Park or make a splash at the New York Aquarium! Ready to make memories this summer? Visit for details on camps at all 5 parks. Any questions? Email or call (800) 4334149. 5 parks. 4 boroughs. Unlimited fun. See you this summer!

Winston Prep School NYC

126 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011 212-496-8400


Peter Hill, Summer Program Director

Winston Preparatory School New York City and Long Island are offering 2023 Summer Programs for students with dyslexia, ADHD and nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD). The programs will provide students with learning differences an individualized learning environment to enhance their academic skills and foster independence. Students through 12th grade seeking to reach their academic goals are welcome to apply. Winston Prep helps students with learning differences thrive! Check out our Summer Program dates at

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YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

162 East Street, Mount Washington, MA 01258


YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a coed sleepaway camp nestled among over 1,000 acres of forest in Massachusetts with a private 90-acre lake. Campers can stay from one to eight weeks. Each week campers help create their schedules choosing from over 30 activities. They also offer Outdoor Adventure Trips. At Hi-Rock, staff serve as solid role models with a focus on helping children develop strong friendships and improve self-esteem at camp. The confidence that is developed during a camper’s time at Hi-Rock stays with them long after they have left camp. Transportation and financial assistance are available.

YMCA of Greater New York Summer Camp

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

YMCA of Long Island Summer Day Camp

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


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

Fieldston provides a fun, eventful summer for ages 4–15. Fieldston Sports Camps, Future Leaders and Counselors-in-Training are comprehensive and engaging programs covering a spectrum of subjects and interests. Everything from outdoor adventure and sports camps to hands-on STEAM educational workshops — there’s something for everyone!

To learn more about Summer 2023 registration, visit us at

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NORY Summer NYC'S MOST POPULAR STEM+SPORTS CAMP FOR 3-12 Y.O. STEM + + SWIM + SOCCER "Like Disney World, plus lots of hands-on robot building and woodworking projects!" Welcome to the Innovator's Playground where future changemakers collaborate to invent and build unimaginable creations to make their dream come true! UWS, UES, Chelsea, Gramercy, Tribeca, FiDi, Brooklyn Ages 3-12 | | | 917-521-6630 Healthy complimentary lunch service Low camper-Instructor Ratio with inspiring educators State-of-the-art facilities at 9 NYC locations 6:1
Sunday March 5th, 2023 - 11am to 3pm Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City RSVP Now - Space is Limited Discovery and Fun all in one place, in one afternoon. Don’t miss out. Get your FREE ticket now! Fun for the Whole Family • Meet Camp Directors • Games & Raffles • Arts & Crafts • Free Treats • Face Painting • Balloon Animals • Bouncy House • Live DJ SPONSORED BY

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