It took months for it to finally feel like winter, but it’s that time of year when moms need to start thinking about summer plans. Wait, what!? Yup, any experienced mom knows that in order to stay sane during summer break you need to put those kiddos in camp! We know how frustrating it can be, so we’ve put together our first annual Summer Camp Guide. We hope that this guide provides the information that you need to plan a fun and stress-free summer. This guide features programming options in Westchester County and surrounding areas. Please support our sponsors.
This summer Camp Hillard will be celebrating its 91st summer. Started in the summer of 1929, The Libman family has continued to own and operate Westchester’s first day camp. Its tradition of excellence spans four generations of single family ownership. The Libman family has been providing children with active, safe, and memorable summers. Impeccably maintained and constantly improved, Camp Hillard offers a complete program that uniquely combines spirit, tradition, and fun with first class modern facilities. Located in the Edgemont section of Scarsdale, their location makes an easy ride for campers anywhere in Westchester County and the Metropolitan area. Your childs’ best summer is just ahead!
ID TECH CAMPS
At iD Tech, students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games, produce videos, design Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, co-ed, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), iD Tech Academies (2-week, teen-only, 13-18). As part of their 150+ programs nationwide at top colleges, they have three convenient Westchester County locations held at Manhattanville College, Iona College and Pace University, as well as a location close by at SUNY New Paltz. Weeklong camps run from June through August.
THE NATURE PLACE DAY CAMP
The Nature Place Day Camp is a non-competitive, nature-oriented summer day camp located on 200 beautiful acres of farms, fields, swamps, and gardens in Rockland County, NY. Family-owned and operated for 33 years, The Nature Place holds a space for children ages 4-16 to unplug and connect with the natural world. Pressure-free programming includes: gardening, cooking, swimming, earth art, games, hiking, music, drama, storytelling, farming, overnight camping trips for older children, and more. Each activity, led by exceptionally well-trained staff, helps campers to forge a sense of place, a sense of wonder, and to connect with themselves and each other.
Lights, camera, action, CinemaKidz offers children ages 5-15 the chance to become Filmmakers, Animators, Movie-stars, and Adventurers when they join them for camp. Led by industry professionals and artists, children are guided through the technical process of movie-making and animation from start to finish. Children discover new passions in a hands-on, innovative environment that encourages teamwork, risk-taking, and experimentation with technology. Offering 9 themes including: basic through advanced filmmaking, computer and stop-motion animation, YouTube series production, and film-making classes with a twist like skateboard films and NYC Movie Adventurers.
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KATONAH ART CENTER
The Katonah Art Center (KAC) houses two painting studios, a pottery studio with ten wheels, sculpture studios, a children’s art room, a specialty workshop for glass and metal and a digital arts studio equipped with 3-D printers. Since opening in 1998, The Katonah Art Center has become a hub for artistic learning in Westchester. Students looking to learn about and excel in the visual arts can choose from numerous classes and workshops in various mediums such as: drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, fused glass, jewelry-making, 3D printing, digital arts and more! Their intensive portfolio development program has helped students gain entry into the nation’s best art colleges. KAC’s art camp has become a popular choice for local kids with weekly half-day and full-day options for ages 3.5 -18 yrs. There is something for everyone at KAC!
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Premier Athletic Club offers a seven-week summer day camp for children. Premier Summer Day Camp (ages 5-12 years) offers training and free-play supervised by skilled counselors. Activities include Gaga Pit, Camp Olympics, dodgeball, kickball, swimming, basketball, racquetball, tumbling, arts and crafts and other special activities. Children will receive swim lessons three times a week as well as daily free swim. Camp sessions are from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with early drop off and after camp services available for an additional fee.
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GREAT PLAY OF SCARSDALE
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684 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley
Camp Combe is a remarkable day camp for children ages 4-14 located in beautiful Putnam Valley, NY. Transportation is available at various locations in Westchester County.
1 Nabby Hill, Mohegan Lake
Camp Nabby is a traditional 8-week summer day camp designed by professional educators. They believe in education, laughter, fitness and play.
584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
600 Bank Road, Jefferson Valley
Their camp schedule includes activities such as soccer, basketball, football, Zumba, yoga, arts and crafts, and tennis. They incorporate fun activities such as inflatables, the gaga pit, and special theme days to make every day different and exciting!
42 Triangle Center North, Yorktown Heights
43 Livingstone Avenue, Rivertowns Square, Dobbs Ferry
1030 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
249 West Route 59, Nanuet
Their drop-off program, pay-by-day options, and volume discounts make My Gym Camp an awesome, affordable, no-stress option. Energizing games, exciting gymnastics, cool arts and crafts, and music that guarantees to keep kids moving and engaged!
76 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
Summer camps are a cool way to have fun out of the sun! Your children will create pottery pieces they can use all year long.
144 Croton Avenue, Ossining
For 18 summers, Mike Risko Music has been offering summer music workshops for kids who want to be rockers. In the past few years, they have expanded this program to also include musical theatre.
157 Main Street, Ossining, NY
Acting, dance, singing, sports, arts and crafts, stage makeup, costuming, performing and so much more. Students are split into groups based on interest.
25 State Street, Ossining
Housed on the beautiful Bethany Arts Community Campus in Ossining, NY, The Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry is open to muggles ages 8-14. In their primary location, they host Fairy Tale Theater Camp for the littlest kids with the biggest imaginations!
2 Lawrence Street, Ardsley
Under the magic of the Big Top, campers are encouraged to dream without limits, expand their skill sets, and express their individuality. Circus Camp is perfect for boys and girls ages 6-18 who seek an intensive performance-based summer experience.
102 Fairview Park Drive, Elmsford
2019 Hardball NY Summer Camp will be held at Hardball NY Training Center for both Baseball and Softball. Save $25 on a full week if you register by April 15!
1 Elm Street, Ardsley
The House of Sports will offer a variety of weekly summer sports camps for children of all ages and abilities. Camps are taught by full-time athletic training staff and are designed to have children dramatically improve their on-court/on-field skills while having a positive, fun experience.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford
Their multi-sports and play camp is designed to keep your child aged 4 to 10 years old actively learning and having fun the entire day. Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., but the fun part is what happens in between.
5 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne
Tumble your way through the heat. Daily and weekly options beginning July 24 – August 28.
91 Fairview Park Drive, Elmsford
Spend the summer at the “coolest” place on earth! With a wide range of camps for all levels of ages and abilities to suit your child’s needs.
Muscoot Farm hosts a one-week Pre-K camp program called Muscoot Wranglers where children ages 4 and 5 enjoy a hands-on experience with our farm animals, as well as outdoor activities and crafts. For children grades 1 through 8, they host weekly camps where children help take care of the animals during daily farm chores, and spend the rest of the day participating in a range of activities from ponding and hiking to cooking and crafts.
1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
At Teatown, kids learn by exploration and creative play, develop a sense of place in the natural world, and grow respect for each other and all living things. In four two-week sessions, age-specific activities encourage the spirit of discovery!