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Westchester Summer Specialty Camps and Programs

Westchester Summer Specialty Camps and Programs

Summer days are approaching, and you may still be searching for your child’s ideal camp. Summer, especially for kids, is about making memories, meeting new and old friends, and forming new bonds. It’s an opportunity to introduce your child to new hobbies, hone their skills, and experience new adventures.

Check out our unique specialty camps in Arts, STEM, sports, and theatre, conveniently in and around Westchester. They’re undoubtedly worth exploring!

 

2nd Nature Skateboarding

1 Highland Industrial Park Peekskill NY 10566

914-402 4624

[email protected]

2ntr.com

Skater owned and operated since 2004, 2nd Nature Skateboarding is the premiere skate shop and skate park in Westchester County. They stock the best brands with years of knowledge about skateboard setup, repair and instruction. Their Summer Camps are running July through August and the experienced instructors ensure a safe environment to learn while providing a fun, unforgettable experience. 2nd Nature offers weekly rates as well as day passes plus different options for flexible drop off and pick up times for all camps.  Check out their website, 2ntr.com, to get more information on all they have to offer or give them a call at (914) 402 4624. They are one hundred percent dedicated to keeping Skateboarding alive and well in the community.

 

Amadeus Conservatory

201 King Street, Chappaqua

Bedford Location

St. Matthew’s Church

382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford

914-238-0388

[email protected]

amadeusconservatory.com/programs/summer-camp

Amadeus is a performing arts, musical theater, music and art camp for ages 5 to 14. Kids will sing, dance, act, study instruments like piano, voice, violin, guitar, drums, and more with Amadeus faculty, plus create fine art, design and paint sets. Each camper gets their own role in the show and the freedom to create it. Have fun with outdoor play, sports, arts and crafts. Camp culminates in a performance of the show in a professional theater – this year, kids will perform MATILDA. The campers experience the joys of self-expression and creativity and make close friends. DATES: Session 1 is July 1 to 19. Session 2 is from July 22 to August 9, and the 6-week session is from July 1 to August 9.

 

Camp Level Up

48 Pocono Springs Way East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

[email protected]

camplevelup.com

Camp Level Up is a 1-week sleepaway camp experience for campers entering 4th to 11th grade who want to improve on their gaming skills, all while enjoying the traditional camp activities that a sleepaway camp facility can offer. Located and powered by the team at Pocono Springs – a premiere private sleepaway camp in the Poconos (75 miles from NYC), Camp Level Up offers a hybrid program of esports gameplay and traditional camp activities. Campers spend 50% of their day participating in competitive gaming and the other 50% immersed in an assortment of traditional camp activities including sports, adventure, arts and aquatics/lakefront. Campers of all gaming skill levels are welcome!

 

Challenge Camp

Iona University

715 North Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801

914-779-6024

[email protected]

challengecamps.com

Challenge Camp is an ACA accredited day camp focused on STEM and Arts enrichment for creative children ages 4-15 at Iona University. The Challenge Camp advantage is parents and campers customize a program based on the child’s interests, and students follow their courses for an entire session. Challenge offers over 120 STEM and Arts project-based electives to engage and inspire campers. Courses range from 3D Printing, Art, Chess, Coding, Cooking, Drones, Dungeons & Dragons, Escape Room, ESports, Fashion, Filmmaking, Game Design, Lego, Magic, Minecraft, Photography, Robotics, Rocketry, Theater, and more! Active sports options, including swimming, allow campers to challenge their minds and bodies. Hot lunch/snack included. Transportation, early drop-off/extended day options are available. Their 44th Summer of Fun & Learning, too!

 

Destination Science

Multiple Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Camp Locations

888-909-2822

destinationscience.org

[email protected]

Destination Science is the fun science day camp for curious kids, with over 15 STEM activities and make-and-take projects weekly, three science stations per day, plus games, challenges, silly songs and all the friendship and fun of camp! Destination Science’s energetic, professional educators make learning fun. Summer STEM learning through science-based activities promotes year-round learning. Choose 1, 2 or all 3 exciting hands-on, science camps! At Superhero Physics Fun Camp, kids build a souped-up superhero car and dive into superpower science; at DinoBot Builders & Crazy Chem Lab, kids build a motorized dino-robot and stir up chemistry fun; at Space Base Astronaut Camp, campers build an astro space colony and a solar motorized Mars rover. Enroll today for early bird and multi-week discounts.

 

DNA Learning Center Summer Camps

1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor

516-367-5170

[email protected]

summercamps.dnalc.org

The DNA Learning Center is the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education. They offer fun and challenging camps for science enthusiasts entering 6th–12th grades. Guided by experienced instructors, students use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers. In-person summer programs at their facilities in Brooklyn, Sleepy Hollow, and Cold Spring Harbor, New York include hands-on labs that give learners the opportunity to use modern molecular biology techniques and tools. Their science camps are more than just fun activities. They incorporate technology used by real scientists in their experiments, allowing students to develop their understanding of biology and genetics concepts through lab investigations. The next scientific adventure starts at a DNALC camp!

 

Grand Prix New York Racing

333 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco

914-241-3131

gpny.com

Step into a world of excitement at an all-inclusive summer camp where adventure knows no bounds! Unlike traditional camps, Grand Prix offers an electrifying blend of activities guaranteed to thrill every young adventurer. Picture this: roaring go-kart races around an elevated and illuminated custom-built track, followed by strikes and spares at a state-of-the-art bowling alley. But the fun doesn’t stop there – kids challenge themselves on their exhilarating ninja course, test skills in the arcade, and refuel with a delicious lunch served with a side of laughter and camaraderie. At camp, every moment is packed with action and unforgettable memories. Join for a summer experience like no other, where the thrills never end and boredom is simply not an option!

 

French American School of New York

145 New Street, Mamaroneck

914.250.0451

[email protected]

fasny.org/community/summer-camp

Kids will have a summer adventure at FASNY Adventure Camp! Open to FASNY and non-FASNY students, this traditional summer camp for rising 6-9 graders will cover a variety of different sports (Basketball, Soccer, Football, etc) and activities (Crafts, Games, etc). Each week will have a theme and two trips off campus. This year’s trips include: Brownstone Adventure Park, Playland Park, Grand Central Scavenger Hunt, Natural History Museum, Central Park, and more; plus every day will feature fun games like balloon toss and slip and slide. Camp runs June 26 to July 26. Weekly registration is available; choose one week or all five (full week registration only). No French is required!

 

JCC Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale

jccmw.org/camps

[email protected]

914-725-7300 ext. 878

JCCMW is introducing three new specialty camps this summer! Through hands-on activities and creative projects, children ages 7-10 will discover the wonders of STEAM, from robotics to Dinosaurs and beyond! The summer STEAM Camp runs July 1 to July 26. At the Summer Arts Camp, children ages 7-10 will take their creativity to the next level, learning about great art, artists, and cultures around the world through artistic techniques including mixed media, collage, painting, and sculpture. Camp runs from July 29 to August 16. The Summer Performing Arts program will feature classes in dance, music theatre, and drama for ages 10+. The program runs July 8 to August 2. Kids will have an unforgettable summer of fun, friendships, learning, and discovery!

 

KAC Kisco Art Center 

40 Radio Circle, Mt. Kisco

914-232-4843

katonahartcenter.com

katonahartcenter.com/summer-camps

The Katonah Art Center offers a great alternative to full-day summer programs with week-long camps and morning, afternoon, full-day and extended day options. Camps are available for ages 3.5 to grade 12 and run all summer long, from July 1 to August 30. KAC camps offer a variety of subjects including painting, drawing, fused glass, pottery and more. Find all camps on the KAC website. Camps fill up quickly so sign up early to reserve your child/teen’s spot!

 

No Limit Ninja

222 Lake Avenue, Floor 4, Yonkers

914-714-9814

[email protected]

yonkersninja.com/camps

No Limit Ninja’s Summer Camp is the place to be when school is out. NLN offers full and half day camps, where campers can learn the sport while making new friends. The Ninja obstacle course comprises 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment, including obstacles seen at popular competitions. The sessions are coach led so that campers learn each of the Ninja obstacles. After warm ups, the coaches unlock a ton of fun activities, including more advanced obstacles, competitions, open gym time, games, and more. No Ninja experience? No problem.  The course is designed to appeal to Ninjas of all ages and abilities. The kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they are exercising!

 

Pine Brook Fitness

130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle

914-636-1019

pinebrookfitness.com/summer

Adventure awaits this summer at Pine Brook Fitness! Kids will put on their climbing shoes, grab a harness, and gear up to climb at The Rock Club. Young climbers will discover adventure as they scale the walls, learn climbing techniques, and participate in fun games all while building confidence, focus and teamwork skills. Right down the hall from The Rock Club is tennis camp at The New Rochelle Racquet Club, where campers will participate in challenging drills and fun-filled tennis games designed to teach and help players appreciate the sport for a lifetime. Combine climbing and tennis into a one of a kind full day camp experience at Rock ‘N Racquet.

 

The Play Group Theatre Summer Camps

One N. Broadway, White Plains

914-946-4433

playgroup.org

playgroup.org/blog

playgroup.org/summer

Kids will get in on the act this summer with The Play Group Theatre’s innovative performing arts Programs! Choose from a wide range of 1 and 2 week programs – or combine programs for a 3 or four-week experience: Improv, Sketch Comedy, Playwriting, Design/Tech, On Camera, Circus and Dance Ensemble, and Musical Theatre. Each day includes classes and rehearsal, with every program culminating in performance. Visiting Artists and special events complete the PGT Summer experience. PGT’s professional staff is dedicated to providing an artistic haven for children and teens of all ages and levels of experience. PGT’s beautiful theatre complex is vibrant and spacious, with two theatres, scene and costume shops, multiple large rehearsal spaces and outdoor space.

 

Scarsdale Fencing Center

303 Central Park Avenue, 2nd Fl.,  Scarsdale

914-287-6496

[email protected]

scarsdalefencing.com/camps-tournaments

Start your child on the path to excellence at Scarsdale Fencing Center’s Youth Summer Day Camp! Beginner students are encouraged to join and learn the basics from former olympian coaches. They will enjoy a fun, challenging, and unique summer activity for select weeks starting June through August. The camps run from 10 am-3pm with a lunch break from 12-1pm. The camp will include fencing games, footwork, conditioning, coordination, and development of proper technique and skills, as well as competitions at their brand-new facilities featuring the latest technology in fencing floor design! Equipment is available to rent. SFC has been recognized nationally and internationally for training and coaching and is the home of the World Champion!

 

Multiple Locations (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Westchester)
212-877-7171
Super Soccer Stars Camp offers a supportive and friendly environment for children to develop their soccer skills, better understand the game, and, most importantly, have a blast! Their experienced and passionate coaches are all about teamwork, individual skill development, and sportsmanship. Every day at camp is packed with fun skill activities and games tailored to your child’s age and skill level, ensuring that everyone has a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Multiple locations available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester. So whether your child is a budding soccer pro or just starting, Super Soccer Stars Camp is the perfect summer activity for any young soccer enthusiast!

 

The Wayfinder Experience

61 O’Neil St Kingston

(Camp Office only, Locations vary in the Hudson Valley)

845-481-0776

WayfinderExperience.com

[email protected]

Wayfinder offers the chance to engage with stories in a new light! Campers build characters and play out fantastical adventures, slaying dragons, saving the world, and making friends along the way. Set in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Wayfinder is sure to provide campers with a unique summer camp experience. Helping them to build problem solving skills, learning to make lasting relationships, and building themselves up all through the fun and magic of LARP. They have day camps starting at age 6 and overnight camps starting at 11. Voted Best In The Hudson Valley 7 years in a row!

 

Westchester County Parks

914-231-4673

parks.westchestergov.com/children-camps

Westchester County Parks’ specialty children’s camps and programs offer youngsters and teens plenty of choices to build their skills, make new friends and enjoy the summer. Kids can hone in on their athletic skills at their sports camps: Slam Dunk Basketball, HEAT Baseball and Hole-in-One Jr. Golf Camp! Explore and discover the natural environment of Westchester County with fun, hands-on experiences at their nature centers, Lasdon Park and Muscoot Farm. Each camp will focus on different aspects of nature and teach youngsters about animals, insects, plants and more: Lasdon Explorers, Nature Camps, Muscoot Young Wranglers and Young Farmers. Finally, children (and adults) can Learn to Swim at one of their county pools. There’s something for everyone.

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