Long Island Summer Camps

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It's time to start thinking about summer camps again. Throughout Nassau County, there's a wide variety of camps where kids can enjoy the outdoors and have fun now that school is out. From camps that stress academic subjects to sports camps, fine arts and music camps and more, there's something for every interest and budget. Some camps offer sibling discounts and pre-season discounts, so it's never too early to start looking.

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East Rockaway/Oceanside

Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Avenue, East Rockaway/Oceanside, NY, (516) 593-CAMP (2267), camp@rollingriver.com. Skippers: 3-5-year-olds, Mariners: first through fourth grade, Navigators: 5th through 8th grade, CIT (Counselors in Training): 9th and 10th grades. Watch Rolling River Day Camp videos.

Garden City

Adelphi University - Nike Summer Camps. Garden City, NY. For ages 8-18 years. Camps include will include field hockey, volleyball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, and basketball.

Glen Cove

YMCA Day Camp Program at the YMCA at Glen Cove, 125 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY, (516) 671-8270. Playground, soccer, sports court, horses, splash pool, more.


Hofstra Summer Camps, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, (516) 463-CAMP, ce-camps@hofstra.edu. Specialty camps for K-9th grade. Includes actors workshop, dance, fine arts, golf, musical theater, science, soccer, tennis, more. Also Sports Academy Camps for grades 3-12, including a baseball cap, basketball, dance, pep band, wrestling, girls' lacrosse camp and more. The Learning Institute offers a wide variety of subjects including Astronautics, Fashion Design, Robotics, Video Game Development & 3D Computer Modeling & Animation-- with a half day dedicated to one subject of interest and the other half of the day spent in recreational activities including an instructional swim in Hofstra's Olympic-sized pool.


Girl Scouts of Nassau County - Summer Camps The Girls Scouts of Nassau County offer three different summer camps. Day camps: Cantiague Summer Fun Day Camp in Cantiague Park, Hicksville and Wantagh Summer Fun Day Camp. They also offer the Camp Blue Bay Sleep Away Camp in East Hampton.

North Bellmore

South Shore Country Day School & Camp, 1149 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore, NY, (516) 785-3311. Hot Tots & Kiddie Camp: half, mini and full-day options for ages 3-5, Adventurers Program: day camp for grades 1-4, Explorers Club: day camp and travel program for grades 5 and 6, South Shore Teens: travel program for grades 7-9.


Buckley Country Day Camp, 2 IU Willets Road, North Hills, Roslyn, NY, (516) 365-7760. The day camp's 25-acre campus includes four outdoor heated pools with a double corkscrew slide. Minibus pickups available in Nassau, Queens, and Manhattan. See Buckley Country Day Camp video.

Roslyn Heights

Beth Sholom Day Camp, 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY, (516) 621-9257, bethsholomdaycamp@gmail.com. Swimming, tennis, pee wee tennis, softball and other sports, dance, arts and crafts, games and much more. They strike a balance between outdoor and air-conditioned indoor activities.

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