This comprehensive summer camp guide profiles 50 local summer camps in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, Gowanus, BoCoCa and beyond! We have listed program details, age groups, dates, hours, costs and contact information for each camp for children 6 months to 17 years old. The guide includes arts, animation, baseball, circus, climbing, cooking, fashion design, movie making, swimming, theater, tennis, soccer, STEM, robotics and textile camps. It also features French, Spanish, Hebrew and Mandarin immersion summer programs in our neighborhood and much more! Download the e-book here.

1. A Montessori Summer @ Brooklyn Heights Montessori School 

 

Program: The word summer triggers a sense of freedom in children, a chance to play and learn in a more relaxed and fun atmosphere. A Montessori Summer offers a variety of exciting and stimulating choices, encouraging children to discover new friendships and explore new experiences, while creating an environment that allows them to feel safe enough to be themselves and to follow their personal path of creativity and curiosity.

Age groups: Juniors: 3.5 (born 12-15-13 or before) to 5 years old, Intermediates: Rising 1-3 Grade, Seniors: Rising 4-6 Grade, Trainers/CITs: Rising 7-9 Grade

Camp dates: Session I: June 21-30 $985 (Early Bird -5% $935), Session II: July 5-21 $1599 (Early Bird -5% $1519), Session III: July 24-August 4 $1230 (Early Bird -5% $1168)

Camp hours: 8:30 to 3pm (After Camp 3-6pm)

Camp costs: See camp dates

Address: 185 Court Street | Cobble Hill

Contact: Website  Molly Davis mdavis@bhmsny.org 718-858-5100 ext 119

 

2. BASIS Independent Summer

 

Program: BASIS Independent Summer in Brooklyn is a great opportunity for students of all ages to experience a wide range of physical, educational, and recreational activities. Our traditional day camp for students (rising PreK4 – Gr. 4) offers arts crafts, music and sports designed around engaging weekly themes, including safari, NYC experience, Treasure Island, Discover the Decades, Pack Your Passport and BASIS Independent and the Chocolate Factory. Mandarin language immersion is offered for rising 1st through 4th graders. Full day science enrichment is available for rising 5th through 11th graders, and half day morning and afternoon enrichment programs will be offered in a variety of programs ranging from astronomy, math, Lego Robotics, English and creative writing. Bus service will be available.

Age groups: Traditional Day Camp – Rising PreK4 to Grade 4, Mandarin language immersion – Rising Grades 1 to 4, Full day science enrichment – Rising Grades 5 to 11, Morning/Afternoon enrichment – Rising Grades 5 to 11

Camp dates: July 10th through August 18th

Camp hours9 am to 3 pm with Free Early Bird option 8 to 9 am.; Late Bird 3 to 5 pm $100 per week

Camp costs: Traditional Day camp – $575 per week, Mandarin language immersion – $700, Full day science enrichment – $700, Morning/Afternoon enrichment – $350/half day session; morning and afternoon sessions can be combined for a full day program

Address: 556 Columbia Street | Red Hook

ContactRachel.soszynski@basised.com    http://brooklyn.basisindependent.com/summer-program.aspx    917-473-1615 Ext. 191

 

3. Bonjour NY

Program: The Bonjour NY French Summer Camp is designed so that children have an amazing and memorable experience that encourages their personal growth. Campers learn French all day while having fun and making friends. Every week, our campers go swimming, play sports, go on exciting trips (amusement parks, dinosaur parks, farms…), engage in cooking class, Robotics, Glee and much more. We use different language immersion teaching methods with our various group levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers.  Families may register for any number of weeks (1 week to 9 weeks). Camp runs from 8am to 6pm. A Half day program is available for children under age 5.  Click here to view our Camp video.

Age groups: 3.5 – 11 years

Camp dates: July 3 – September 1

Camp hours: 8 am – 6 pm (half day program is available for children under age 5)

Camp costs: Half days $550 per week | Full days $650 per week

Address: PS 58 | 330 Smith Street | Carroll Gardens

Contact: Website   summercamp@bonjourny.com   646 588 5068

 

4. Brooklyn Friends Summer Arts 

Program: Summer Arts at Brooklyn Friends School offers a diverse and exciting art experience, taught by working and exhibiting New York City artists, who are selected for their artistic accomplishments, as well as their experience working with children. In addition to participating in all of the exciting studio art classes being offered in each session, children go on field trips to NYC’s world-class arts and cultural institutions, and also enjoy recreational swimming at the Marriott Hotel pool, and play in two fully equipped gyms and on the rooftop playground at BFS.

Age groups: Rising 3rd grade through 7th grade in September 2017

Camp dates: Session 1: June 21 – 30, Session 2: July 5 – 14, Session 3: July 17 – 28

Camp hours: The camp day runs from 9am-3pm. Free early drop-off at 8.30 am and aftercamp is available from 3-6pm for an additional hourly fee.

Camp costs: Session1: $920, Session 2: $920, Session 3: $1,150. A 5% sibling discount is applicable for children enrolled in both BFS Summer Arts and ​Summer Camp. There is a $50 discount for registrations completed by March 1.

Address: 375 Pearl Street | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact: Website   rwebber@brooklynfriends.org  718-852-1029, ext. 248

 

5. Brooklyn Friends Summer Camp

Program: We offer three sessions of engaging theme-based activities designed to cultivate curiosity, creativity, self-expression and positive social interaction at Brooklyn Friends School Summer Camp. Each week, ascending Fours campers will have in-house visitors, and ascending kindergarten, first and second grade campers will participate in off-site field trips. In addition to our theme-based specialized activities, all campers participate in our core summer camp elements each session, including swimming, cooking, yoga and more.

Age groups: Rising Preschool fours, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade in the Fall of 2017

Camp dates: Session 1: June 21 – 30, Session 2: July 5 – 14, Session 3: July 17 – 28

Camp hours: The camp day runs from 8:30am-3pm. No early bird care, but aftercamp is available from 3-6pm for an additional hourly fee.

Camp costs: Session1: $880, Session 2: $880, Session 3: $1,100. A 5% sibling discount is applicable for children enrolled in both BFS Summer Arts and ​Summer Camp. There is a $50 discount for registrations completed by March 1.

Address: 375 Pearl Street | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact: Website  oroberts@brooklynfriends.org   718-852-1029, ext. 228 

 

6. Building Bridges Preschool 

Program: Building Bridges is a non-denominational preschool offering a robust and fun summer camp for 2017. Our classes are held in our bright, air-conditioned classrooms that overlook our enclosed outdoor garden and play area. For more outdoor activities, we utilize Cadman Plaza Park directly across the street. Campers will learn about ocean life, artists and art techniques, animals living throughout our extensive planet, our community and the larger world and creative cooking through hands-on experimentation, indoor and outdoor sports and activities, story-telling, art: paint, collage and sculpture, music and creative movement: gymnastics, dance, yoga, gardening, composting and recycling, and table-top water fun!

Age groups: Children aged 2 to 5 years (2 years old by June 1st)

Camp dates: June 26 – July 28

Camp hours: Half days 9 am – 12 pm | Full days 9 am – 2.45 pm

Camp costs: Part and Full time schedules available, rates run from $305 to $470 per week

Address: 250 Cadman Plaza West | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Website    info@buildingbridgesbklyn.com   347-334-6474

 

7. ConstructionKids Summer Camp @ The Brooklyn Navy Yard

Program: ConstructionKids’ Week Long Camps are known for the dynamic projects that campers build. We teach safe, appropriate tool usage and creative play. We aim to foster each child’s confidence in their skills at designing, making, repairing, and revising by showing them that they can learn to make anything they want with the help of some wood, a hammer, and some nails.

Age groups: Traditional camp ages 4 – 6, advanced camp ages 7 – 9

Camp dates: June 19 – September 1

Camp hours:  9 am to 4 pm. With extended day until 5 pm.

Camp costs: $595 per week

Address: BLDG 92 | Brooklyn Navy Yard

Contact: Website   Info@constructionkids.com  or 718-522-2902

 

8. Court 16 tennis summer camp

  

Program: Summer Tennis Camp at the Court 16 kids tennis center remixes our tennis philosophy and extends it beyond the realm of athletics. Designed exclusively for kids ages 3 – 11, our Summer Tennis Camp combines tons of tennis drills and tennis games with arts & crafts, ping pong, dodge ball plus other activities off the court. By energizing campers with tennis play that builds strong technique and activities that foster teamwork, Court 16’s Summer Tennis Camp improves confidence and social fluency both on and off the court.

Age groups: 3 – 11 years

Camp dates: June 26 – September 1

Camp hours: Half days 9 am – 12 pm | Full days 9 am – 4 pm (extended pick-up hours until 6 pm)

Camp costs: Half days $575 per week | Full days $675 per week

Address: 526 Baltic Street | Gowanus

Note: You can schedule a free trial class anytime

Contact: Website  camp@court16.com 

 

9. Creatively Wild Art Studio – Arts & Animation Camps

Program: We are not your average Art Camp! Our popular camps are action packed with inspiring projects for your child to enjoy! Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning, Manga, Found Object Art, Mixed Media & Collage and much more! Perfect for every child from the true beginner to the experienced young artist looking for a challenge. Your child will deepen his or her own artistic expression while immersed in a real art studio and Dumbo’s unrivaled creative arts community. Our young artists will experience new adventures, work in exciting mediums and develop artistically. Creatively WILD recently expanded to include a wide variety of programs in Dance, Theater, and Music instruction. We will be adding more camps throughout the summer in these areas, so please stay tuned! We have added a “new” “Stop Motion” Animation Camp where students can make their very own animation film. This special Full day camp is offered for 5-9 yrs and 10-17yrs also throughout the summer months. Fashion Design Camps are also offered on elect dates!

Age groups: 2-17 years

Camp dates:  June 12- Sep 1

Camp hours: Monday – Friday 9.30-11:30 am for toddlers. Full days 9.30 am -3.30 pm or half days 9.30 am – 12.30 pm for kids & teens.

Camp costs: $350 toddlers per week | $350/$725 kids & teens per week. Drop-in prices available $65-$150 per day.

Address: 33 Washington Street | DUMBO

Note: Toddler art camp inside only

Contact: hello@creativelywildartstudio.com    Website

 

10. Dodge YMCA Summer Camp 

Program: There is an energy and magic to the Dodge YMCA Summer Camp that cannot be replicated. We offer Kinder Camp, Day Camp, Teen Camp, Science Camp, Sports Camp and Swim Camp. Our programs enhance campers’ self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills through structured activities and interactive themes that tap into the curiosity and wonder in each of our campers. Our staff go through a rigorous training process to ensure a safe and positive experience for each child and teen. Activities include sports, drama, arts & crafts, dancing, cooking, 3 swim lessons per week, STEM, Bricks 4 Kidz! camp magic show, field trips and much more. New for 2017: Science Camp & Swim Camp!

Age groups: 4 – 16 years

Camp dates: July 3 – August 25

Camp hours: 8 am – 6 pm

Camp costs: $550+ per 2 weeks (minimum sign-up is 2 weeks)

Address: PS 261 | 314 Pacific Street | Boerum HilL

Contact: Website   Fbarretta@ymcanyc.org   212-912-2414

 

11. DUMBO Gan Summer Camp 

    

Program: Join the Dumbo Gan and Friends for a fun filled summer at our summer camp! Children will enjoy on-site outdoor play, daily water play with kiddie pools, water stations and our custom made water wall! Lots of hands on Arts and Crafts, music class with children’s entertainer Frank of Rolie Polie Guacamole, gymnastics class guided by Gymstars Brooklyn, baking including making Challah for Shabbat, enriching educational activities and more. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Children of all backgrounds are welcome.

Age groups: 18 months to 5 years

Camp dates: Week 1: July 5th – 7th, week 2: July 10th- 14th, week 3: July 17th-21st, week 4: July 24th-28th, week 5: July 31st- August 4th, week 6: August 7th-11th

Camp hours: 8.45 am – 2 pm (aftercare until 4 pm is available Monday thru Thursdays for $20 per session)

Camp costs: $300 per week

Address: 205 Plymouth Street | DUMBO

Contact: thedumbogan@gmail.com

 

12. Girl Scouts City Summer Camp

 

Program: At the Girl Scouts City Summer Camp, girls will explore the natural world, through hands-on outdoor education.  Each week, girls will explore a different theme as they go on at least 3 unique trips to amazing places throughout the 5 boroughs.  Campers will participate in hands-on STEAM projects ranging from building a s’more-making solar powered oven to constructing a human-sized sail boat.  Girls will also be able to fine-tune their swimming skills with a swim lesson each week.

Age groups: Entering Grades 1 to 4

Camp dates: Weekly sessions will take place from July 10th to September 1st  and single day camps will take place on July 5,6 and 7

Camp hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm with early bird and late bird options

Camp costs: $575 per week, discounts are available for 4 and 8 week bookings. Use code CSCBKBridge17 and receive $75 off each week you sign up for using this code.

Address: 42 Henry Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Ingrid Aravena  iaravena@girlscoutsnyc.org 212-645-4000 ext. 233 Website

 

13. Gymstars Circus of the Summer

 

Program: We aim is to have the most FUN possible each Summer while keeping safety as our #1 priority!  Campers learn tumbling and circus skills in a safe and exciting atmosphere. Skills include: Cartwheels, Handstands, Tight rope! Plate spinning, Clowning, Pyramids, Pie Throwing, Musical Numbers and much more for a complete week of GYMSTARS CIRCUS exhilaration! Each session ends with a GALA performance for family and friends on Friday! This Year’s Themes: Berkeley Carroll:  2 Gymnastics Camps July 3-7 & August 7-11.  Register with BC (Specialty Camp under Sports!). Fort Greene:  Week 2: “Sea Side Circus”  July 10 – 14  (Mon. – Fri.); Week 3: “Big Top Classic”  July 17 – 21 (Mon. – Fri.); Week 4: “Sports Circus!”  July 24 – 28 (Mon. – Fri.); Week 5: “Wild West Circus”  July 31 – Aug. 4 (Mon. – Fri.)

Age groups: 3 to 13 years

Camp dates: July 3 – August 11

Camp hours: 8:30 – 2pm pm (after camp is available)

Camp costs: $500 per week

Address: Berkeley Carroll in Park Slope | Greene Hill School in Fort Greene

Contact: www.GymstarsBrooklyn.com   (718) 312-9430

 

14. iD Tech Summer Tech Camp

Program: iD Tech is the #1 summer tech camp and a STEM learning experience unlike anything else. Let your child design their own video game, code the next big app, or discover encryption and cyber security. At iD Tech summer programs, students explore top campuses, create impressive projects, and build skills that last long after summer. Whether you attend for one session or come back every season, your tech pathway starts here.

Age groups: 7 to 17 years

Camp dates: June 26 – August 4

Camp hours: Drop off 8:00am – 9:00am, pick up between 5:00pm & 6:00pm

Camp costs: Starting at $899 per week

Address: St. Francis College | Brooklyn Heights (plus Columbia, NYU, NYIT, The Town School, Marymount Manhattan College)

Contact: Website  ngaribay@idtech.com, 408.871.3753

 

15. Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp 

Program: Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp, located in Red Hook, is a Hebrew dual-language camp for children entering Pre-K through 4th grade. No previous Hebrew experience is necessary to be part of the Sprout Brooklyn community. At Sprout Brooklyn, children from a wide spectrum of Jewish backgrounds join together to create a joyful, diverse community built on Jewish values, a connection to Israel and the Hebrew language.

Age groups: Children entering Pre-K through 4th grade

Camp dates: July 3 – August 18

Camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Camp costs: Tuition based on number of weeks enrolled ranging from $495 to $570 per week. Bus transportation in Brooklyn is an additional $100 per week.

Address: 556 Columbia Street | Red Hook

Contact: Website  elyssa.gaffin@youngjudaea.org or 917-595-1500 ext. 221

 

16. Keylab summer programs

 

Program: Keylab summer programs offer fun and unique music and digital arts programs for children age 6-14. Our one-week programs include filmmaking, summer lab intensives in music and digital music production, podcasting, and song lab. Each program culminates in a pizza party every Friday for family to see and hear the projects students have completed over the course of the week. Under the expert guidance or our Keylab staff, our project-based programs let students choose a project they will love to work on and be proud to share.

Age groups: 6-9 and 8-14

Camp dates: 7/10 through 7/14 – Summer Lab Intensive – Ages 6-9, 7/17 through 7/21 – Summer Lab Intensive – Ages 8-14, 7/24 through 7/28 – Song Lab – Ages 6-9, 7/31 through 8/4- Song Lab – Ages 8-14, 8/7 through 8/11: Filmmaking – Ages 8-14, 8/28 through 9/1: Podcasting and Radio Arts- Ages 8-14

Camp hours9:30 am to 3:30 pm (late pick up for $20/day additional charge)

Camp costs: $525/week

Address: 94 Luquer Street | Carroll Gardens

Contactinfo@keylab.nyc  Website

 

17. Lango Kids 

 

Program: Camp Lango—our signature summer program—combines all the fun of traditional summertime activities with all the rigor of a Spanish or Mandarin immersion language program. Lead by our talented teaching staff, students learn through a variety of creative exercises (e.g. dance, music, and crafts) and cultural excursions about the Spanish or Mandarin-speaking world. Click here to watch the camp video.

Age groups: 2 – 8 years

Camp dates:  July 3 – August 25

Camp hours: Half day 9 am – 12 pm | Full day 9 am – 3 pm. Early drop-off & Extended care (3:00pm – 6:00pm) available

Camp costs: Half Day: 9:00am – 12:00pm; $295.00/5-Day Week
Full Day: 9:00am – 3:00pm; $475.00/5-Day Week
Extended Care: 3:00pm – 6:00pm; $39.00/Day

Address: 93 3rd Avenue | Boerum Hill

Contact: (917) 300 8789   admin@langokidsnyc.com  Website

 

18. LIU Brooklyn Children’s Academy

 

Program: At the Children’s Academy Summer Camp, kids from all over New York City participate in courses ranging from architecture, chess, circus arts, hip-hop, Mandarin, movie-making, robotics, Spanish, swimming, video game design, and much, much more. New Offerings: analog robotics, baseball, Cross Fit for kids, flag football, music, and strength & conditioning.

Age groups: 3-6 years (half-day); 6 – 12 years (full-day; sports camps)

Camp dates:  Session 1: July 10 – July 21, Session 2: July 24 – August 4, Session 3: August 7 – August 18

Camp hours: 8:30am – 12:30pm (half-day), 8:30am – 4:30pm (full-day), extended day option is available

Camp costs: $500 for 2-week session of 3 – 6 year olds, $990 for 2-week session of 6 – 12 year olds

Address: LIU Brooklyn, One University Plaza | Downtown Brooklyn

ContactChildrensacademy@liu.edu / 718-488-1364  Website

 

19. Oasis Daycamp @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

Program: Oasis is a family of traditional summer day camps that help children learn and practice the skills they will need to succeed in school and in life.  Oasis campers have the opportunity to be active, think creatively and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.  Oasis includes their traditional day camp for children ages 5-11, activities include athletics, performing arts, fine arts, nature exploration, swimming, team building and more.  Our weekly special events include Color War, Olympics, talent Show, Carnival Day, and family BBQs. Also offered is the Early Start Imagination camp, which was specifically developed to meet the physical, and emotional needs of 3-5 year old pre-K campers.  Our basketball and soccer specialty sports camp, Gold Coast Sports Academy, is available for the sports enthusiasts.

Age groups: 3 – 15 years

Camp dates:  July 3 – August 25

Camp hours: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (early drop off available from 8-8:30AM and late stay available from 5:30-6PM for extra charge.)

Camp costs: 2 weeks minimum starting at $1,060. Details here!

Address: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Contact: Website  brooklynbridge@oasischildren.com  718-596-4900

 

20. Open House Nursery School

Program: Summer at Open House is a warm and nurturing place for young children to have fun and explore friendships.  Summer days at Open House are filled with fun – packed with structured and unstructured activities tailored to young children’s social and emotional development.  Each session has a curricular theme, and typical days include a combination of arts and crafts, storytelling music, dramatic play, and movement.  Our cheery facility, expressly designed for young children, is fully air-conditioned and has a popular rooftop playground that features sprinkler play all summer long.  Open House is famous for its flexible scheduling – come join us!

Age groups: 3 – 5 years (classes are grouped by age)

Camp dates: Three two-week sessions June 19 to August 4, plus one 3-day session during July 4 week.

Camp hours: 9 am-1 pm; 9 am-3 pm; 8 am-6 pm.  Five-day and three-day options.  Families may purchase individual hours as needed.

Camp costs: $520 per week for a five-day, 9 am – 3 pm program.  Prices vary by program.

Address: 318A Warren Street | Cobble Hill

Contact: programs@openhousekids.org and www.openhousekids.org

 

21. The Language and Laughter Studio

  

Program: Pioneer in French bilingual education in Brooklyn with ten years of experience, the Language and Laughter Studio camps combine summertime fun and rigorous, interactive language learning. Our professional educators use project-based learning and arts integration to make speaking French feel relevant and fun. Camp for children 4years – 10 years old. Mini-camp with caregiver for children 6 months- 3.5 years old. No previous knowledge of French required.

Age groups: 4 years to 10 years drop-off; 6 months to 3.5 years with caregiver

Camp dates: July 3 – July 28

Camp hours: 9.30 am – 4 pm; 45-minute and 1.5 hour sessions in the mornings for 6 months to 3.5 years

Camp costs: $150 – $600 per week

Address: 139 Nevins Street | Boerum Hill

Contact:  www.thelanguageandlaughterstudio.com classinfo@thelanguageandlaughterstudio  718 596 2233

 

22. Park Slope Day Camp

 

Program: For over 25 years, the Park Slope Day Camp has been providing Brooklyn families with a safe, nurturing, and unique day camp experience. Located in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens and Bay Ridge, the Park Slope Day Camp offers a wide variety of activities and options including traditional day camp, circus camp, travel camp, soccer academy, and leadership training. Park Slope Day Camp offers flexible and accommodating schedules for parents; professional management and organization; enthusiastic, caring, and well-trained staff; air-conditioned buses; and transportation to and from camp in most Brooklyn locations. They’re accredited by the American Camp Association. Park Slope Day Camp: More fun for children, more options for families.

Age groups: Campers entering grades Pre-K – 8th grade

Camp dates: July 3 – August 25, with one additional week of mini-camp through September 1

Camp hours: 8 am – 4 pm (extended hours until 6.30 pm)

Camp costs: Varied. See website for details.

Address: 5 locations throughout Brooklyn: Park Slope | North Slope | Carroll Gardens | Windsor Terrace | Bay Ridge

Contact: Website   718-788-7732 camp@parkslopedaycamp.com

 

23. Super Duper Tennis Summer Camp

 

Program: Super Duper Tennis offers a week-long mini tennis camp for kids ages 4-8 years in Brooklyn Heights! Camps run from 9 am to 12.30 pm and focus on athletic development, tennis-specific skills, dynamic drills and games plus art & crafts and Super Duper School during off court breaks. Concentrated periods of practice mixed with fun is the best way for your child to learn the game! Super Duper Coaches teach on kid-sized portable courts using equipment fit for kids – lowered nets, small racquets and balls that bounce at their height to guarantee success and confidence while learning. FREE Super Duper t-shirt is included for all campers!

Age groups: 4 – 8 years

Camp dates: August 28 – September 1

Camp hours: 9 am – 12.30 pm (*early drop off available at 8.30 am for an additional cost)

Camp costs: $350 (4 years); $375 (5-6 years); $400 (7-8 years)

Address: Squibb Park, Middagh Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Call  888 982 9218, ext 1    Website

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24. The Stage Theater School 

Program: The Stage Theater School camps offer the finest quality of performing arts training in a fun, creative and supportive environment. All of our camp staff are professional performers from Broadway or nationally touring shows. Campers work on a Musical throughout the week which they perform for family and friends in costume on Saturday morning. Campers receive daily lessons in dance, drama and singing. Older campers in our Center Stage camps receive daily workshops from Broadway performers from shows such as ‘Hamilton’, ‘Wicked’ and ‘Matilda’ to name a few. Our younger Theater Bugs campers aged 4-6 years also get to enjoy an arts and crafts hour each day.  All camp classes divided by age group with small class numbers. Ideal for children who love to perform and want to gain confidence, experience and express their creativity.

Age groups: Theater Bugs aged 4-6 years. Center Stage aged 6-16 years.

Camp dates: Weekly camps available throughout August: July 31- August 5, August 7-12, August 14-19, August 21- 26

Camp hours: Theater Bugs 9.15 am- 12.30 pm, extended day offered until 1.30 pm. Center stage 9.30- 3.30. Monday- Friday. Early drop off from 8.45 am. Performance on Saturday morning.

Camp costs: Theater Bugs $285 per week. Center stage $420 per week

Address: Multiple locations in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Albee school of dance, Brooklyn Historical Society).

Contact: thestagetheaterschool@gmail.com  718-928-3779  Website 

 

25. Treasure Trunk Theatre 

 

Program: Join us as we explore the world of drama and dance using the themes and music from our favorite stories including Toy Story, Matilda and Tarzan! Each day will be filled with dramatic games to warm up our bodies and voices and get our imaginations ready for theatrical exploration. Students will learn essential theatre skills and terms, engage in dramatic play, explore dance and movement, and create artwork each day. Come watch your child use all their new skills in a final demonstration at the end of the week! Whether your child already enjoys performing or is a little hesitant, our camps are aimed to boost their confidence and get them excited about being themselves!

Age groups: 3-6 years

Camp dates:  June 12 – September 8

Camp hours: 9am-12pm, early drop-off and extended day available until 3 pm

Camp costs: $75/day OR $365/week (five days), $10 for early drop off option $65 for extended day option

Address: 147 Remsen Street, 2nd floor | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: info@treasuretrunktheatre.com    (347) 762 9475    www.treasuretrunktheatre.com

 

26. Textile Arts Center Summer Camp 

 

Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes campers to create and connect with the world of contemporary and historical textiles in interactive and exciting week long programs. With each new session of camp your child will create an in depth project in Weaving Class or Textile Surface Design Class, as well as daily craft projects using fiber and textile processes and concepts drawn from the exhibition we visit on our field trip. Textiles exist in the world of utility as well as fine art and exist in nearly every aspect of our everyday life. We empower youth to see themselves as the makers and innovators of the future and to continue their relationship with textiles well after their week at TAC.

Age groups: 5 – 12 years

Camp dates: July 10th – August 18th

Camp hours: 9 am – 3 pm/5 pm (early drop-off at 8 am and after care until 6 pm)

Camp costs: Starting at $425 per week (use promo code BBP2017 for 10% off summer camp)

Address: 505 Carroll Street | Gowanus

Contact: Call 718-369-0222   Website

 

27. Arts Workshop Experience

Program: Art Workshop Experience (AWE) is for young artists (9-18 years) who want to make art in a studio environment and build their artistic skills. AWE SUMMER is for young artists who want to make art all day every day for at least a week. There are six AWE SUMMER sessions(weeks) to choose from beginning in July and ending in August.

Age groups: 9 to 18 years

Camp dates: Session 1: July 5-7 (3 Days), Session 2: July 10-14, Session 3: July 17-21, Session 4: July 24-28, Session 5: July 31-August 4, Session 6: August 7-11

Camp hours: 9 am to 3 pm (AfterAWE: 3 pm up to 6 pm)

Camp costs: $485 per Session (week) except for Session 1 (3 days for $291)

Address: 54 Pearl Street | DUMBO

Contact: awedumbo@gmail.com , website

 

28. Automatic Studios Movie Arts Camps

Program: AUTOMATIC STUDIOS Movie Arts© Camps gives kids the opportunity to be part of a collaborative, creative team and experience working on a real movie set! All of our programs are taught and managed by experienced film industry professionals and conducted in our fully outfitted production studio and classrooms in DUMBO.

Age groups: 3rd to 8th Grade

Camp dates: June 14 to August 18

Camp hours: All camps run 9am–4pm

Camp costs: $700 per week

Address: 52 Bridge Street | DUMBO

Contact: info@theautomaticstudios.com , website

 

29. Backpacks and Binoculars

Program: Backpacks and Binoculars is an excursion-based camp that focuses on hands-on, experiential learning by exploring NYC’s museums and cultural institutions.

Age groups: Pre-K ages 2 to 4, Grades K to 8

Camp dates:  June 19 to September 1

Camp hours: 8 am – 6 pm

Camp costs: Prek $495 per week, Grades K-8 $595 per week

Address: 110 Schermerhorn St | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact details: backpacksandbinoculars.com

 

30. Beansprouts Day Camp 

Program: School age campers enjoy bi-weekly field trips, instructional soccer classes in Prospect Park, a beautiful outdoor space and private playground, traditional and open-ended arts and crafts, weekly talent shows, instructional and free swim, pottery projects and more. PRESCHOOL CAMPERS ENJOY sprinklers and water play, tricycles, scooters, jump ropes and hula hoops, outings to Prospect Park, crazy science experiments.

Age groups: 2 years – 5th Grade

Camp dates:  June 19 – August 18

Camp hours: 7.45 AM – 6 PM

Camp costs: $1,200 for 2 weeks (2 weeks minimum)

Address: 453 6TH Avenue | Park Slope

Contact:  INFO@SPROUTSBK.COM  Website

 

31. Brooklyn Boulders 

Program: Brooklyn Boulders Adventures develop big-hearted, open-minded kids with a serious amount of determination. We will introduce your kids to climbing and set goals while integrating classroom-style learning in a climbing environment. Throughout the day we’ll focus on keeping their minds engaged with various STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities, team building exercises and more. Circus arts and skateboarding academy are available as well.

Age groups: 5 – 14 years

Camp dates:  July 3 – September 1

Camp hours: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (early drop off available at 8:30AM and late stay available until 6PM)

Camp costs: $659 – $709 (until 6 pm)

Address: 575 Degraw Street | Gowanus

Contact: brooklyn.kids@brooklynboulders.com  Website

 

32. Brooklyn Heights Synagogue

Program: Each week in our summer program features a special visitor, trip, or event… Also – trips to the park, daily water fun in our outdoor sprinkler, cooking, arts and crafts, music, and time to play with our highly qualified staff. From “Be a Chef” week to “Carnival” week, you’ll love summer at BHS.

Age groups: 3-5 years

Camp dates: June 12 – July 28

Camp hours: Half days 9 am -12:30 pm | Full days 9 am -2 pm

Camp costs: Full summer mornings – $2275; full summer full days – $2975 (weekly rates available)

Address: 131 Remsen Street | Brooklyn Heights

Note: Children of all backgrounds are welcome

Contact: Website    preschool@bhsbrooklyn.org  (718) 522-2070 X126 

 

33. Brooklyn Music Factory 

Program: BMF Campers start each day with a full camp drum circle, and then break off into bands to work together as a team learning a song. They spend the morning jamming in our fully equipped BMF band studios, have outdoor park and playtime, and then hop across the street to Brooklyn Boulders’ unbelievable rock climbing facility and take the day to new heights! Campers end the week by playing a live show at BMF!

Age groups: 4 – 17 years

Camp dates: July 10 – September 1

Camp hours9 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Thursday, and 9 am to 5 pm on Fridays

Camp costs: $695 per week

Address: 175 6th Street | Gowanus

Contact: https://www.brooklynmusicfactory.com/ lessons@brooklynmusicfactory.com

 

34. Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Program: Summer Sessions at Brooklyn Robot Foundry are fun, full-week programs where kids come learn about DIY building, circuitry, engineering, and programming! This summer features all-new projects and building challenges. Our programs will engage your child with engineering concepts and hands-on building while having a total blast!

Age groups: Students entering K to 7t Grade

Camp dates: Single day sign-ups June 12th-20th. Full weeks July 5th – Sept. 1

Camp hours:  9 -3pm, extended day until 6pm available in July & August

Camp costs: $690 per week, $150 per day

Address:  303 3rd Ave | Gowanus and 586 5th Ave | South Slope

Contact: contact@brooklynrobotfoundry.com  brooklynrobotfoundry.com

 

35. Brooklyn School of Rock

Program:  Spend a week working with our musical staff to learn some new licks, beats, chops or screams and see how much better you feel after putting on a great rock show! During these week-long camps, campers work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes: Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance, studio/band rehearsal time, instruction from real music professionals, music theory basics, Rock & Roll music appreciation, interacting with other young musicians and a LIVE rock show performance for your friends and family.

Age groups: 7 – 17 years

Camp dates: July 10 – August 25

Camp hours: 9 am to 3 pm

Camp costs: $650 per week

Address: 326 Douglass Street | Boerum Hill

Contact: Website

 

36. Child’s Play NY

Program: Child’s Play NY offers young thespians dramatic play classes that encourage creative expression, confidence and collaboration. Children are empowered as they develop early literacy skills, empathy, problem solving and an increased understanding of the world in which they live. Child’s Play NY is heralded by Time Out Kids as a top acting class in New York and provides top quality after-school & summer enrichment to children in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Age groups: 7 – 11 years

Camp dates: July 31 – August 25

Camp hours: 12.30 to 4 pm

Camp costs: $435 per week

Address: 182 Remsen Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Website  emily@childsplayny.com  347-406-2177

 

37. Cooking Summer Camp @ Food Art for Kids

Program: Food Art for Kids summer camp is a hands on cooking camp celebrating it’s 7th summer in Brooklyn Heights. From market to plate, campers are fully engaged in the process of making food from scratch resulting in expanding their culinary horizons. Hands on cooking fun in a nurturing environment where every child works at her own pace experiencing new textures and tastes. Ongoing weekly and/or daily registration.

Age groups: 5 – 11 years

Camp dates: July 5 – September 1

Camp hours:  9 am to 2:45 pm. Early drop-off available

Camp costs: $500 per week; $115 per day

Address: 55 Cranberry Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Website  info@foodartforkids.com or call Michelle Thaler at 917.266.3861 

 

38. Creative Arts Studio

Program: Children between the ages of 5 & 13 can experience a wonderful summer of dance, drama, music & art. Summer activities include field trips, events, and projects that explore our weekly themes. The outstanding teaching artists of Creative Arts Studio will be teaching this multi-arts workshop in a fun and nurturing environment.

Age groups: 5 – 13 years

Camp dates: July 10 – September 1

Camp hours: 9am-3pm (early drop-off 8:30am and after-camp from 3-6 pm)

Camp costs: Weekly fee $500, 4 weeks $1,880, 8 weeks $3,600

Address: 310 Atlantic Avenue | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact: creativeartsstudio@creativeartsstudio.com    718-797-5600  Website

 

39. Fashion 123 Summer Camp 

Program: 5 days (or choose 10 days!) of fashion fun learning the fundamentals of fashion design and illustration. We will inspire your young designer with art, fashion history and current events (including a fashion excursion to a gallery or museum in this culture rich city of ours!).  Whether you are a novice or a fashion 123 alumni, your young designer will develop his/her very own style using multi media from drawing, painting to sculpture from 2 experienced designers.

Age groups: 7 – 12 years

Camp dates: June 12-16 and/or June 19-23

Camp hours: 10am-3pm

Camp costs: $750

Address: NY Media Center, 30 John Street | DUMBO

Contact: info@fashion123ny.com      www.fashion123ny.com

 

40. Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Academy 

Program: The Junior Dance Program is a one, two, or three-week program for young dancers. This program is focused on developing the young dancer’s training by providing the building blocks for their technical and artistic ability.

Age groups: 9 – 13 years

Camp dates: June 19 – July 7

Camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Camp costs: $1,175 one week, $2,075 two weeks, $2,875 three weeks.

Program: “Children’s Storybook Ballet Camp “ is an exciting week program of fun with classes in ballet, music, arts and crafts, and theater. Take part in the magic and beauty of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Coppelia. The week ends with a family performance on Friday.

Age groups: 3 – 8 years

Camp dates: August 21-25

Camp hours: Half day 9am-12pm or 1-4pm, Full day 9am-4pm

Camp costs: $400 half day; $750 full day

Address: 29 Jay Street | DUMBO

Contact: jeanette@gelseykirklandballet.org 212-600-0047, Website

 

41. Home Run Baseball Camp 

Program: We are now in our 7th year at the Parade Grounds in Prospect Park. Both beginners and experienced ball players ages 4-12 are welcome and will be challenged, encouraged and instructed. Campers can expect a safe, fun and instructive environment featuring two games a day. Our staff, comprised mostly of camp alums, make sure every player age 4 to 12 gets at least 100 swings in batting practice per day. We feature two games per day and we group by age not ability. This develops peer leaders and allows for baseball and social growth with teammates the same age.

Age groups: 4 – 12 years

Camp dates: June 19 – Labor Day

Camp hours: Half day 9 am to 11:30 am | Full day 9 am to 3 pm (early drop-off starts at 8.05 am)

Camp costs: Half day $200 per week | Full day $380 per week

Address: Parade Grounds in Prospect Park

Note: Bus additional $80 per week Stop 1: First Unitarian Congregational Society (corner of Monroe Place and Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights) – 8:00am pick-up / 4:00pm drop-off. Stop 2: Cobble Hill Starbucks (corner of Smith and Wykoff) – 8:15am pick-up / 3:45pm drop-off

Contact: Website

 

42. International School of Brooklyn

Program: ISB’s French and Spanish Language Immersion Summer Program captures the best of language-learning and summer fun! ISB’s warm and welcoming atmosphere makes ISB Summer Program a great experience for children of all language levels. Beginners grasp the rhythm of the language, learn songs, and build daily vocabulary. More advanced speakers enhance their skills by learning new vocabulary and using the language with their peers.

Age groups: Pre-K – 1st grade

Camp dates: June 26 – July 28

Camp hours: 8 am – 3 pm (extended hours available until 6 pm)

Camp costs: $450

Note: Price increase after March 15

Address: 192 Luquer Street | Carroll Gardens

Contact: Website  summer@isbrooklyn.org or 718-369-3023

 

43. NY Kids Club

Program: Pack your bags, we are headed on a road trip! Our young travelers will visit the Florida everglades, explore the Golden Arches in Missouri and stop the USA’s most famous landmarks. Featuring gymnastics, sports, yoga, art and theatre, our road trip is both physically and intellectually engaging.

Age groups: 2.5 – 6 years

Camp dates:  June 6 – September 4

Camp hours: Half day 9am – 12pm | Full day 9am – 3pm.

Camp costs: Half day $500 per week | Full day $685 per week (2 week minimum)

Address: 182 Henry Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Website   bheights@nykidsclub.com

 

44. Packer Summer 

Program: There are many opportunities for children to pursue their interests in greater depth in a child-supported environment. Here are some highlights: Swimming takes place at an Olympic-size swimming pool located at St. Francis College. The Packer facility includes two large gymnasiums, a half acre outdoor play area, and many air conditioned spaces. Special events include the The Annual Summer Talent Show, the Staff Basketball Show, and our Annual Summer Olympics. Unforgettable trips: bowling, zoos, and live theater performances. Fun-filled and challenging activities including theater, dance, zany science, soccer, Lego-building, basketball, whiffleball, woodworking, iPad scratch animation and veggiecation™ (healthy cooking and eating).

Age groups: 4-12 years

Camp dates: June 19 – July 28

Camp hours: 9 am – 3 pm (early drop-off at 8 am and aftercamp until 6 pm available)

Camp costs: $600 per week

Address: 170 Joralemon Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: (718) 250-0200 x403

tlacy@packer.edu  dgurreri@packer.edu website

 

45. Pixel Academy 

Program: What will you make at CAMP/pixel? Join the Cobble Hill summer tech day camps and complete fun, hands-on projects using cutting-edge technology. Year-round instructors teach advanced technology skills in topics like coding, game development, 3D printing, and much more in an action-packed day camp experience. The camps are Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00, with bus transportation and extended care options available!

Age groups: 7 – 14 years

Camp dates: July 3 – September 1

Camp hours: 8.30 am – 3 pm (extended care available)

Camp costs: $700-$900 per week

Address: 163 Pacific Street | Cobble Hill

Contact: camp@pixelacademy.org   Website

 

46. Park Slope United Soccer Camp

Program: Park Slope United’s soccer camps teach the game in a fun and dynamic way that results in creative players who have a real passion for soccer. The “secret sauce” of our summer camp experience is 1) Our play-based training methodology and 2) The freedom we give the kids to direct segments of the day.

Age groups: 4 – 12 years

Camp dates: June 27 – August 26

Camp hours: 9 am – 3 pm (early drop-off starts at 8.30 am)

Camp costs: Half day: $230: Full day: $340 per week

Address: Prospect Park Parade Grounds

Contact: www.parkslopeunited.com and team@parkslopeunited.com

 

47. Plymouth Day Camp

Program: Day Camp at Plymouth Church is a wonderful way to begin your child’s drop-off camp experience! Our intimate and nurturing program lets children enjoy what’s best about summer, and because we specialize in early childhood education, we understand what makes young campers happy campers. The focus of our summer is on giving each child the opportunity to make friends, learn self-help skills, and have lots of fun. Campers will be kept busy with swimming in our 3.5 ft swimming pool, arts and crafts, movement, playground time, and spectacular weekly events.

Age groups: 3-7 years

Camp dates:  June 26 – August 4

Camp hours: Half day 9am – 12:30pm | Full day 9am – 3pm

Camp costs: 3 week Session: $1,850 | 6 week Session: $3,700

Note: Registration to outside families opens in March. Can only be booked in 3 or 6 week sessions.

Address: 75 Hicks Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: plymouthcamp@plymouthchurch.org   website 

 

48. Poly Prep Performing Arts Camps

Program: Poly Performing Arts Camp (PPAC) offers children the chance to work with experts in the field as they collaboratively bring a show to life.  Younger campers entering grades 4 – 7 use classic world myths and fairy or folk tales as inspiration for their own ensemble’s storyline.  Older campers entering grades 8-9 focus intensively on building and perfecting performance techniques in a scripted junior musical from the Broadway canon.  Program includes swim and outdoor play in addition to instruction in drama, dance, costume design, instrumental music.

Age groups: 9 – 14 years

Camp dates: July 3 – August 4

Camp hours: 9 am – 3.30 pm

Camp costs: $2,400

Address: 9216 Seventh Avenue | Dyker Heights

Note: Bus with stops at Court and Pacific Streets, Hicks and Montague Streets as well as Washington and Front Street in DUMBO

Contact: Website   polyprepsummer@polyprep.org  718-836-9800 x3220

 

49. STREB Circus Camp 

Program: Spend the summer creating and performing in your very own circus! Step right up and enter SLAM’s three-ring circus: Fly on the Trapeze! Take a spin in the German Wheel! Bounce on the Trampoline! Walk the Tightrope! Make music! Create ACTION moves in the splash pool! Fly, fall, slam, slide, soar with POPACTION and your favorite Action Heroes!

Age groups: 6 – 13 years

Camp dates: WEEK 1: JULY 10 – 14, WEEK 2: JULY 17 – 21,

WEEK 3: JULY 24 – 28, WEEK 4: JULY 31 – AUGUST 4,

WEEK 5: AUGUST 7 – 11, WEEK 6: AUGUST 14 – 18

Camp hours: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Camp costs: $675 per week

Address: 51 N 1st Street | Williamsburg

Contact: Call (718) 384-6491  info@streb.org  www.streb.org 

  

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Disclaimer: All dates, hours, age ranges, costs and program details should to be confirmed with the schools and camp providers. Featured camps with photos are advertised and listed in alphabetical order. All other postings are unpaid and listed in alphabetical order. The information presented in this guide is derived from published sources and the schools/programs directly. While we have made every effort to make this guide as accurate and helpful as possible, the author responsible for its content assumes no responsibility for errors, omission, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

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