Even though we are still wearing sweaters and winter coats, it’s that time when moms need to start thinking about summer plans. Wait, what!? Any experienced mom knows that to stay sane during summer break, you need to put those kiddos in camp! We understand how frustrating it can be with so many options, so we’ve put together our fifth annual Summer Camp Guide. We hope this guide provides the information 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.
THE CHAPEL SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
The Chapel School (TCS) Summer Program was safely open in 2020, 2021, and 2022 for children ages 3-12, and they are Back & Better for 2023! Aside from being run at a safe, accredited school building and playground, TCS Summer Program offers flexible scheduling for families, wherein they can sign up for one week or all nine weeks, with early drop-off and late pick-up as needed. Care Bear AM Campers (Ages 3-6) enjoy theme-based crafts and activities, along with fun outdoor play, and Care Bear PM Campers can choose from an array of specialized enrichment activities (art, sports, cooking, etc.). Explorer Program Campers (Ages 6-12) can sign up for mornings, afternoons, and full days of STEM, sports, music, drama, and MOR Lunch is provided for campers who sign up for full days.
PULSE SPORTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE USA SPORT GROUP
Pulse Sports Summer Camps are powered by USA Sport Group. Building upon the enormous success of the US Sports Institute, USA Sport Group has extended its product range to offer Pulse Sports as the next level in coaching education. Pulse Premier Sports Camps offer specialized summer coaching programs for children of all skill levels at some of the finest facilities in the nation. The Pulse multi-level curriculum is designed and delivered by highly trained professional coaches to provide participants with a superior summer training experience. It is the perfect setting to reach their highest potential while having the most amount of FUN! If that’s not all, their summer camps include daily swim, daily cafeteria lunch, and indoor locations, so no rain cancellations!
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CAMP KIPPEWA POINT
Camp Kippewa Point is a two-week camp experience for girls ages 6-13! Their warm and nurturing environment offers girls a classic camp experience with a set beginning, middle, and end. Their hybrid approach to scheduling allows Kippewa Point campers to explore everything they have to offer while also giving them a chance to spend extra time doing the activities they are excited to explore. At Kippewa Point, they intentionally work to develop connections between campers. They know that deep and meaningful relationships with camp friends and staff help foster growth, confidence, resilience, and a sense of belonging. At the end of their two weeks, they hope that girls have gained confidence, become more independent, feel proud of their accomplishments, and feel like the Point is their second family!
GHOSTLIGHT THEATER CAMP
Give your theater kid a summer that is memorable and meaningful. With programs for campers ages 9-17, and the option to focus on performance or tech, Ghostlight Theater Camp brings the best of theater training and summer camp together in the beautiful Belgrade Lake Region of Maine. Broadway professionals teach and guide campers through classes, rehearsals, and productions. Campers can expect to grow as artists and enjoy exciting activities and trips only a summer in Maine can provide.
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CAMP SLOANE YMCA
Camp Sloane YMCA is everything kids are looking for in a summer camp. First is the beautiful camp setting with views of the Berkshires and beyond – kids love being ‘unplugged’ and having the experience of being surrounded by this level of nature. Then there’s the amazing choice of activities – everything from sailing to horseback riding to climbing and dancing. There is so much for campers to choose from, and their days will be filled with fun activities and great new friends, while their nights will be filled with fireside stories, lightning bugs, and s’mores. Sleepaway camp should always be this good, and counselors from all over the world are excited to welcome your child to Camp Sloane this summer!
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, gardening, and so much more. Bus transportation for campers is provided from drop-off and pick-up points in most Manhattan neighborhoods, so getting there is easy as pie (or roasting marshmallows)! What makes Camp Settoga different? Settoga is a community-minded, camper-inspired experience. Every camp element is thoughtfully crafted and designed to infuse curiosity, confidence, leadership, responsibility, and gratitude into the summer, with a foundation built on having fun and forging meaningful friendships.
DESTINATION SCIENCE AT IONA BRONXVILLE CAMPUS
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WOLF CONSERVATION CENTER
EUGENE'S MUSIC & LEARNING STUDIO
Create a pod just for your group, or join a class with new faces at Eugene’s Music & Learning Studio! Preschool is out, and it’s time for their June Intro-to-Orchestra Camp! Join them for art, dance, and music. Your child will spend the week crafting musical instruments, dancing with partners and in groups, and meeting different orchestra instruments. Each week will feature a different theme! Please bring a light snack (crackers, goldfish, water); they will take a short break each day. For children ages 3-6 years (fully potty-trained). Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Opportunities to meet private-lesson teachers will be available. Registration is by week! Campers can join for 1 or 2 weeks (Week 1:June 19-23 – $300, Week 2: June 26-30 – $300). Space is limited; please register to secure your spot. If there is a week you’d like to see added, please let them know!
RANDOM FARMS KID'S THEATER
SUMMER TRAILS DAY CAMP
MAINE CAMP EXPERIENCE
THE REWILDING SCHOOL
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KATONAH ART CENTER - KAC
The Katonah Art Center offers a great alternative to full-day summer-long programs. KAC’s camps are one week long with morning, afternoon, and full-day options. Camps are available for ages 3.5-Grade 12. Their Art and Imagination Camp for ages 3.5-5 is a creative mix of arts and crafts projects, free art pay, story time, outdoor time, and collaborative art. KAC Kid’s Camp for grades 1-5 offers choices such as jewelry, painting, drawing, pottery, and animation. KAC Teen Camps for grades six and up focus intensively on one topic, such as outdoor painting, fused glass, or pottery wheel.
Professionally produced Broadway Musicals! Delighting audiences for 25 seasons and funded solely by its programs, Yorktown Stage mounts three yearly main stage productions featuring a wide variety of first-rate, live, professional theatre, including hit Broadway musicals, revivals of the classics, and children’s musicals. And now Yorktown Stage Kids presents three yearly productions featuring the future stars of theatre with children 6-18 years of age. Voted Best in Family Entertainment! For summer fun, it features nine weeks of the most popular and affordable summer camp program in Northern Westchester County for children ages 5-13. And their dance company, Just Dance! Yorktown Stage features weekday classes in hip-hop, lyrical, tap, jazz, ballet, tumbling, Broadway dance, and production and technique. Individual voice and dance lessons are available through their resident artistic directors and choreographers. The theatre is handicap accessible, with free parking, air conditioning, and various restaurants within walking distance.
YOUNG JUDAEA SPROUT WESTCHESTER DAY CAMP
Young Judaea Sprout Westchester Day Camp, located in Croton-On–Hudson, is a Jewish camp for campers ages 3-10 (entering Pre-K – 6th grade). Sprout Westchester, a Young Judaea day camp, is where children and staff work together to create a diverse, joyful, and safe community based on fun, Jewish values, friendship, and personal growth. Campers participate in daily swimming, ceramics, sports, cooking, adventure courses, drama, archery, STEM, petting zoo, and more. Kosher lunch and transportation are included in tuition! They can’t wait to spend the summer with you!
CAMP KINDER RING
Your next summer adventure is waiting at the Bronx Zoo! From toddlers to teens, there’s something for explorers of all ages. Discover a day camp unlike any other with animal encounters, hands-on learning, and fun ways to engage with the world around us. At the Wildlife Conservation Society, they stand for wildlife—and WCS Education shares that same dedication with fun, inspiring programming across all five parks in New York City. It’s all happening at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. See you this summer!
OASIS DAY CAMP
Oasis Day Camp in Dobbs Ferry at Mercy College provides a traditional camp experience with various activities that allow kids to learn new ways to express their individuality, leadership, and creativity. Try swimming, sports, arts, nature, enrichment, and travel; they have it all! Programming is for children ages 3 to 15.
Receive $15 off each week of camp with the mention of Westchester County Mom.
THE HARVEY SCHOOL
Harvey Summer Camp offers various programs, allowing your children to choose from many options on one sprawling campus featuring open fields, wooded trails, state-of-the-art facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor ice rink!
Day Camp for Grades 2-8: Campers will enjoy activities in the arts, sports, science, and theater, as well as games and camp-wide events. The wide variety of offerings allows campers to explore different interests while introducing them to new activities.
Rising 1st Graders and 9th Graders: Campers entering first grade in September can enjoy a program of fun and exploration designed just for them! Young teens entering high school this fall will enjoy a program created to let them have a summer of fun before the rigors of high school begin. Harvey’s youngest and oldest campers will surely enjoy a summer to remember!
Art Camp, Sports Camp: Campers entering Grades 5-8 can take a more in-depth approach to explore their interests in the arts, dance, or sports!
Circus Arts, Robotics, Basketball, Volleyball, and Coding Camps: See their website for information and dates particular to these specialty programs.
Camps run from June 26 through August 4, 2023, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed on July 3 & 4.