Even though there are endless amounts of snow everywhere, it’s that time of year when moms need to start thinking about summer plans. Wait, what!? Yup, any experienced mom knows that to stay sane during summer break, you need to put those kiddos in camp! We know how frustrating it can be, especially with choosing a COVID-safe location, so we’ve put together our third 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.
Join CinemaKidz this summer and become a filmmaker, animator, actor, game or costume designer, and so much more! Campers explore media and technology as they learn the fundamentals of storytelling, cinematography, editing, and other media-arts, in a hands-on, creative environment. Join them for in-person and virtual camps this summer and earn CK Media Badges in a variety of specialties. Earn them all to become a CK Media Guru! Projects are completely kid-made from start to finish; they encourage experimentation, risk-taking, and collaboration. Film an adventure tale with your friends at exciting locations throughout the city, star in your very own cooking show, or create your very own Mandolorian costume; with over 14 age-appropriate themes to choose from, your maker is sure to have an amazing summer with CinemaKidz!
With the use of the Masters School and Mercy College, Oasis in Dobbs Ferry provides a traditional camp experience with a variety of activities that allow kids to learn new ways to express their individuality, leadership, and creativity. Swim, sports, arts, nature, enrichment, and travel, they have it all! Programming for children ages 3 to 15.
Katonah Art Center (KAC) is the perfect summer fun ART experience for your child/teen! Their Art & Imagination camps are designed to provide a warm, welcoming environment geared to the creative spirit of the young child. Kids Art Camp enables students to receive individual attention in a warm, family-like atmosphere. KAC offers a great camp option for teens who love art — each one-week session will focus intensively on a single topic.
Breezemont is a day camp wrapped up in a sleep-away camp facility. Located on an expansive 15-acre property, Breezemont is nestled in its natural surroundings. Their campus maintains large green fields, towering trees, and a beautiful lake, which is a unique feature for a day camp. Complete with state-of-the-art facilities, Breezemont preserves the appearance of an overnight camp while implementing a creatively robust day camp schedule.
Professionally produced Broadway Musicals! Delighting audiences for 23 seasons and funded solely by its own programs, Yorktown Stage mounts three yearly 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 eight 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! At Yorktown Stage features weekday classes in hip-hop, lyrical, tap, jazz, ballet, tumbling, Broadway dance, and production and technique. Additionally, individual voice and dance lessons are available through their resident artistic directors and choreographers. They are handicap accessible, with free parking, air conditioning, and restaurants nearby.
The Dance Conservatory is Northern Westchester’s finest dance studio, proudly serving Cortlandt Manor, Peekskill, Buchanan, Yorktown, Somers, Putnam Valley, and beyond! The Little Movers Camp (for kids 2-7) is teaming up with Abrakadoodle to bring campers six unique themed days. The Summer Camp Intensive (for dancers 8-18) is back with four unique dance experiences: World Dance, Broadway Star, Ballet Pro, and Contemporary Choreography. Their phenomenal TDC Faculty and Summer Guest Faculty are ready to engage your dancer and create a meaningful and artistic atmosphere. Each day of camp strives to teach a mixture of exploration, artistry, culture, and creative process to help each mover grow their skills in a clean, safe, and comforting environment.
Camp Birch Hill is a camp for the individual. The elective program empowers children to create personalized schedules from a variety of well-rounded activities. Regimentation is avoided, and the atmosphere is natural and friendly. The directors are ever mindful of the physical and general well-being of the campers. Camp Birch Hill is ideally located on Birch Hill in New Durham, New Hampshire, at the entrance of the White Mountains and 90 miles from Boston. Birch Hill has every facility for the safety and comfort of campers aged 6-16 during their two, four, or six week stay. At Birch Hill, the directors have done everything possible so that you may send your child away for the summer, knowing that health, safety, and comfort will be provided. Camp Birch Hill continues to provide a safe, positive and welcoming environment where campers are free to explore, engage, create and develop lasting friendships and memories while connecting with nature.