It's time to start thinking about summer camps again. Throughout Suffolk, 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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Suffolk County Camps
Young People's Day Camps of Suffolk County , (631) 476-3330. For children 5-14 years of age. Sports, swimming, nature science, arts & crafts, martial arts, music, dance, more. Transportation is included in fee. Two to 8-week sessions available.
Great South Bay YMCA - Day Camp, 200 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, (631) 665-4255. The YMCA of Long Island, Inc. runs the largest YMCA day camp program in the country.
Suffolk Y JCC Summer Camps, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY, (631) 462-9800. For preschoolers through teenagers. Pick the number of days per week and the number of weeks. Kosher lunches available for extra fee. Sibling discounts available. Teen travel programs include day trips of Long Island and NYC.
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 in Nassau. They also offer the Camp Blue Bay Sleep Away Camp in East Hampton.
YMCA East Hampton RECenter, 2 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton, NY, (631) 329-6884. The YMCA of Long Island, Inc. runs the largest YMCA day camp program in the country.
Ocean Fun Days Summer Camp, East Hampton Town Marine Museum, 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett, NY, (631) 767-5171. The East Hampton Historical Society & Cornell Marine Program present educational programs for students 6-12 years old at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum.
Camp Karole at The Jewish Center of the Hamptons, 44 Woods Lane, East Hampton, NY, (631) 324-9858. Camp Karole Swimming, swimming instruction, sports, drama, music, arts & crafts, yoga. Off-campus activities include tennis, bowling, golf and kayaking. Older children go on weekly day trips to destinations that might include Atlantis Marine World in Riverheard and Boomers!. Talent show, camp carnival, Camp Olympics.
Kenwal Day Camp, 100 Drexel Avenue, Melville, NY, (631) 694-3399. Their junior sports complex includes tennis, basketball, paddle boats and rowing on their half-acre lake. Music, art, rock climbing, zip line, video arcade game room and more. For ages 3 to 15 years. Call for a brochure or a personal tour of this camp situated on 20 acres.
Brookhaven-Roe YMCA - Day Camp, Brookhaven-Roe YMCA,155 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY,(631) 289-4440. The YMCA of Long Island, Inc. runs the largest YMCA day camp program in the country.
Huntington YMCA Day Camp, 60 Main Street Huntington, NY, (631) 421-4242. The YMCA of Long Island, Inc. runs the largest YMCA day camp program in the country.
The Rinx - Hidden Pond Day Camp, The Rinx, 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge, NY, (631)232.3222 ext 201, email@example.com. Town of Islip residents with a valid recreation card will receive a 5% discount on tuition.
Driftwood Day Camp, 331 Mount Misery Road, Melville, (631) 692-6990, firstname.lastname@example.org. Seven athletic fields, five tennis courts, hockey rink, Go-kart track, 6 basketball courts, beach volleyball, arts & crafts pavilion, music studio, performing arts, the Amazing Flying Trapeze, and much more.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County - Sea Stars Marine Program at the Fuch's Preserve Environmental Education Center, 21 Norwood Road, Northport, NY. For ages 6-8 and 9-11. All sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers will handle live marine animals and freshwater pond-life while learning about marine science and environmental ecology. Guided nature walks through the preserve, hands-on activities, outdoor games, arts & crafts, and fun learning about Long Island's aquatic habitats.
YMCA Patchogue Family Center, 255 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY,(631)-289-4440. The YMCA of Long Island, Inc. runs the largest YMCA day camp program in the country.
East Ends Arts Council - Summer Camps for Children and Teens East End Arts Council, 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY,( 631) 727-0900. Separate camps for ages 5-8 and 9-16. Painting, improv theater, performance camp, rock music, audio/video recording and more.
Harbor Day School - Summer Camps & Workshop, 17 Three Sisters Road, Saint James, NY, (631) 584-5555. Full day and mini-day camp programs available for all ages. Each camp week offers a different theme, and camp activities vary from year to year. This may include basketball, juggling, baseball clinics, arts & crafts and other themes. Choose from two, three, four or five-day weekly sessions. Extended day sessions available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Knox School - Summer Adventures, 541 Long Beach Road, St. James, NY, (631) 686-1600. For Kindergarten through 10th grade. In-ground pool, sports fields and shoreline. Children can kayak on Stony Brook Harbor. Science, arts & crafts, drama, music, dance, fine arts, chess, field sports, tennis, and swimming+. For 7th through 9th graders, a traveling program is available. 10th Graders can join the CIT program to become counselors. Specialty Camps include riding, tennis, baseball and soccer.
Ivy League Day Camp, 211 Brooksite Dr., Smithtown, NY, (631) 265-4177. Day camp for ages 2-16 years. Mini Day program for ages 2-5, full day program for grades K-6. Travel program for grades 7-10. Four heated pools, tennis, hockey, lacrosse, music, performing arts, cooking, yoga, more. All inclusive tuition features door-to-door transportion, hot lunch, snack, camp bag and shirt, towels and sunscreen.
Sweetbriar Nature Center - Summer Discovery Camps, Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY, (631) 979-6344. Nature-centered camps for all ages. Natural Wonders for preschoolers ages 3-4: hands-on activities, stories, live animals, more. Summer Discovery Days for ages 5-10. The Explorers Club, for ages 11-14 years, canoes the Nissequogue, hikes the Greenbelt Trail and more. Explorers Club Alumnae for ages 13-16 years who have been to two or more Explorers Clubs. Wildlife Rehab Camp, limited to 10 teens; learn how to feed and care for baby animals, more.
JCC of the Greater Five Towns - JCC Summer Camps. The JCC of the Greater Five Towns is located in Cedarhurst, but their camps are at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights. For children presently in K-8th grade. Arts & crafts, music, sports, swimming and age-appropriate crafts.