2024 Summer Camp Guide

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Summer Camp Guide

It’s that time of year when moms need to start thinking about summer plans. 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 sixth 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.

YOUNG JUDAEA SPROUT WESTCHESTER DAY CAMP

Young Judaea Sprout Westchester Day Camp
Welcome to Sprout Westchester, where young hearts soar in a vibrant Young Judaea Day Camp! The camp, located in Croton on Hudson, is open to Pre-K through 6th graders. Experience the warmth of Jewish traditions, the magic of new friendships, and the excitement of personal growth. Their dynamic programming includes swimming, arts, adventure courses, dance, sports, yoga, and a petting zoo. Join them at Sprout Westchester, where each day is a new adventure in learning, laughter, and lifelong memories! Free transportation and lunch are provided.

THE CHAPEL SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM

The Chapel School

The Chapel School (TCS) Summer Program provides fun and enrichment for children ages 3-12 in a safe, accredited school building with seasoned instructors and programming. The 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, day trip adventures, and more! Lunch is provided for campers who sign up for full days.

CAMP KIPPEWA POINT

Camp Kippewa Point

Kippewa Point is the traditional, two-week camp experience for girls ages 6-14! Their warm and nurturing environment offers girls a classic camp experience with a set beginning, middle, and end. Hiking and camping opportunities, exciting special events, and an all-camp trip to the beach round out the two weeks to ensure campers experience Maine’s beauty during their time at camp!

ARTISTREE PERFORMING ARTS

Artistree Performing Arts
The mission of Artistree Performing Arts is to create a community where the performing arts are explored and celebrated, friendships are made, and confidence is built through the backdrop of theater, music, dance, and film. They strive to create a safe space for young people to build a framework for a career in the arts and a lifelong appreciation of them.

Receive $50 off any week of camp with the mention of Westchester County Mom. 

GHOSTLIGHT THEATER CAMP

Ghostlight

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.

Mention Westchester County Mom for a special sign-up gift!

DESTINATION SCIENCE - IONA BRONXVILLE

Destination Science
Now Celebrating 25 Years of Sci-Fun! Destination Science at Iona Bronxville proudly focuses on STEM learning through science-based activities to encourage year-round learning! You may enroll in 1, 2, or all 3 exciting hands-on science camps! 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!

Enroll by March 1 and save $70 per week, or enroll by April 1 and save $30 per week with the mention of Westchester County Mom.

CAMP SLOANE YMCA

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!

PURCHASE DAY CAMP

Purchase Day Camp
Purchase Day Camp, the premiere Westchester summer day camp, offers a wide variety of broad-based programming with flexible enrollment for ages 3-15. Enroll for as few as three weeks and as many as eight; weeks do not have to be consecutive. Heated pools and towel service for free and instructional swim following the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. There are weekly special events and weekly trips for campers in 6th grade and up. Three program options are available. They also offer bus transportation options for surrounding towns, and a lunch program is available. See why so many say, ‘I Just Love It Here!’

CAMP CHATEAUGAY

Camp Chateaugay
Nestled on the serene shores of a pristine mountain lake in the Adirondacks, Camp Chateaugay has been a cherished “home away from home” for campers aged 7-17 since 1946. Their mission is simple yet profound—to provide a safe, supportive, and non-competitive community where kids thrive in what matters to them. They focus on essential life skills like effective communication and self-reliance and creating a space for laughter, play, and growth. Take a glimpse, and you’ll find a co-ed, traditional sleep-away camp that values building independence, self-confidence, and deep friendships. They offer a mix of world-class training in various activities while ensuring the fun and creation of lifelong memories. With over 250 acres, 25+ cabins, and 60+ electives, Camp Chateaugay is a place where there’s always something new to try. Yet, what truly makes them unique is their emphasis on people—where campers from all over the world forge new and lasting friendships. Camp Chateaugay – where the focus is on the simple joys of camp life and the connections that truly matter.

BRONX ZOO

The Bronx Zoo camp

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 the world around us. At the Wildlife Conservation Society, they stand for wildlife, and you can too! Join them this summer for fun, inspiring programming across all their parks in New York City: the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium.

CLUB FIT

Club Fit
Club Fit campers build friendships while engaging in a multitude of developmentally aligned activities. They have a great indoor-outdoor facility that accommodates inclement weather and those very hot, humid days. The camp schedule includes but is not limited to activities such as soccer, basketball, football, four square, tennis, and arts and crafts. They incorporate fun activities such as inflatables, the gaga pit, tie-dye days, and special theme days to make every day different and exciting. Everyone will be offered daily swim, and lunch is included for full-day campers!

UMAC ARDSLEY

UMAC Ardlsey
UMAC Ardsley is a taekwondo martial arts studio located in Ardsley, New York. Their programs strongly focus on martial arts values, such as Respect, Self Control, Integrity, Positive Attitude, and Perseverance. Join them for summer camp (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) for an unforgettable experience! You can register for just one week or up to all seven weeks! A $50 deposit will lock in your weekly rate. You can choose weeks later, and the final payment is due at the beginning of June. They do allow for last-minute registrations throughout the summer as well. They also offer an after-camp martial arts option until 6:00 p.m. If needed, they will pick up your child at their day camp dismissal and bring them to the UMAC facility.

Receive $25 off per week with the mention of Westchester County Mom.

CAMP KINDER RING

Camp Kinder Ring
Camp Kinder Ring, filled with friendship, love, and spirit, has welcomed children into its “wonderland” for almost 100 years. Nestled in the Hudson Valley, in Hopewell Junction, New York, on more than 100 acres of pristine property and overlooking beautiful Sylvan Lake, Camp Kinder Ring boasts tremendous facilities, programming, and staff. It offers the pinnacle in sleepaway camp experience for boys and girls aged 7-16. The moment each camper and their parents step through the gate, they become part of their family. Camp Kinder Ring is proud of the variety of programming offered to expose children to a wide array of activities, from an impressive athletic program to a magnificent waterfront, including a huge swimming pool and exciting lake activities, to arts and crafts, drama, adventure center and ropes course, Jewish culture program, and several travel programs to name a few. The facilities at Camp Kinder Ring, indoor and out, allow for full uninterrupted programming day or night, rain or shine. Contact them to reserve a spot or to schedule a personal tour.

CAMP PINEBROOK

Camp Pinebrook
Camp Pinebrook is an intimate community in Westchester, NY, where children make new friends, develop life skills, and have fun in a nurturing environment infused with Jewish values for campers ages three to 6th grade. This also includes options for older tweens/teens (7th – 9th grades) called “On The Rise” or CIT/Counselor in Training (10th grade). Camp Pinebrook is a special place where campers are encouraged to play, create, and explore in a loving, nurturing, and compassionate environment. Summer 2024 runs from June 27th to August 22nd. Camp Pinebrook’s exciting variety of age-appropriate daily sports, arts, science, and nature activities are designed to be non-competitive and inclusive to all. Their Red Cross swim program taught in their state-of-the-art heated pool complex, teaches campers confidence and safety in the water. Weekly special events further instill Pinebrook’s whimsical culture of fun and silliness. They incorporate Jewish values of social responsibility, respect, caring, fairness, and community in all activities and events, and campers quickly realize that Pinebrook is not just a camp; it’s a family.

KING SCHOOL

King School
Make this summer a time to discover new skills, explore new subjects, and have fun. Register your child today for Summer Institute (SI) at King, where Kindergarten-Grade 12 are taught in small classes by King’s outstanding teachers and coaches. Middle and high school classes allow students to pursue their academic passions and accelerate their progress in the next academic year. Academic courses are offered in math, science, computer science, performing arts, visual arts, global studies, and more. Many courses earn students academic credit. Classes vary from three weeks to six weeks. Fun Camp is a STEAM-based camp that allows younger students, Kindergarten-Grade 5, to grow and learn while keeping each age group’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs in mind. Children love the activities and field trips. Join us for all six weeks or a combination of weeks. Sports clinics for Grades 1-12 offer students who want to engage their bodies and minds and push themselves to be their best in various sports. Clinics are offered for days or weeks. Explore Sumer Institute and register today!

THE HARVEY SCHOOL

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 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 July 1 through August 9, 2024, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed on July 4 & 5.

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