Read the 2020 edition here. 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 18 months to 18 years old. The guide includes arts, animation, cooking, engineering, martial arts, movie making, swimming, skateboarding, tennis, theater, STEM, and textile camps. It also features French, Spanish, Hebrew and Mandarin immersion summer programs in our neighborhood and much more!

Automatic Studios Summer Camp

Program: In our unique Movie Arts© program, students learn the art of filmmaking through hands-on experience, active collaboration, and teamwork. Our students learn scriptwriting, pre-production planning, on-set job roles, and studio/location production shooting. Further focused studies include aspects of film technology such as camera work, lighting, editing, as well as acting, costume, and prop design.

Age groups: 9 – 14 (students must have started 4th grade by the time they attend)

Camp dates: July 8 – August 16

Camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Camp costs: $700 per week. Brooklyn Bridge Parents readers get $100 off using code BROOKLYNBRIDGEPARENTS

Address: 52 Bridge Street | DUMBO

Contact: Email:


Backpacks and Binoculars Summer Camp

Program: Backpacks and Binoculars is an excursion-based camp for adventurers, artists, scientists, or engineers that focuses on hands-on experiential learning, exploring all the adventures NYC has to offer! Campers enjoy weekly themes that includes a field day challenge, a water day, and unique field trips. Our preschool camps enjoy literary-based weekly themes inspired by the creative curriculum and feature special guests.

Age groups: 2 years – 7th Grade

Camp dates: June 17 – Aug 30 in Fort Greene and Juli 1 – August 16 in Boerum Hill

Camp hours: 8-6 pm

Camp costs: $650 per week

Address: 36 Felix Street | Fort Greene & PS 261 | Boerum Hill & Prospect Heights PS 9 | Prospect Heights

Contact: Website


BBSC Skateboarding summer camp

Program: BBSC Skateboarding summer camp takes skater’s on an adventure throughout the summer. Visiting over 25 different skate parks across NYC and surrounding areas. Beginner to advanced all are welcome.

Age groups: 7 years and up

Camp dates: 6/17 – 8/26

Camp hours: 9 AM – 4 PM

Camp costs: Varies based on registration – Please see our website

Address: Office located at 287 Starr Street Brooklyn 11237

Contact: Website


Blue Studios Summer Camp

Program: Blue Studios offers age-appropriate STEM experiences in the form of one-week summer camp intensives at our location in Boerum Hill. Our summer camp STEM intensives allow students to dig deep into science, engineering, and technical fields and leave with a completed science or engineering project to present to friends and family at our STEM camp graduation. Staffed by a passionate team of real-life STEM professionals and using time-tested methodologies and approaches, our camps foster STEM identity and STEM knowledge to lay the foundation for our youth to become the next generation of scientists, engineers, technologists, and daring innovators.

Age groups: Ages 4 to 17 years old

Camp dates: July 8 – August 23

Camp hours: Early Drop Off: 7:30 am, Camp Start Time: 9 am, Camp End Time: 3 pm , Late Pick Up: 6 pm

Camp costs: Early bird starting at $650.00 per week, regular starting at $750.00 per week

Address: 396 Atlantic Avenue | Boerum Hill

Contact: Attend a Summer Camp Open House Website


Brooklyn Engineering For Kids Summer Camp

Program: Engineering For Kids Summer Camps inspire children to build on their natural curiosity through fun and challenging, hands-on activities. Our program encourages imagination, innovation and collaboration as well as the promotion of individual problem solving skills. Campers are introduced to the concepts of engineering and the Engineering Design Process, applying these concepts in a real world setting as they ask, brainstorm, design, build, test and improve their creations multiple times. We believe summer camp is about having fun and making new friends but it doesn’t mean kids have to stop learning!

Age groups: 4-14 years

Camp dates: July 8 – August 2

Camp hours: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. Extended care is available mornings and afternoons for an additional charge.

Camp costs: $575 per week.

Address: Saint Joseph High School 80 Willoughby Street | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact: Website


Brooklyn Friends Summer Arts

Program: Summer Arts at Brooklyn Friends School offers a diverse and exciting art experience for children who will be entering grades 3 through 7 in September 2019. Children are 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 such as Woodworking, Animation, Electronic Sound Lab, Printmaking and more, 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 2019

Camp dates: Session 1: JUNE 19 – JUNE 28, Session 2: JULY 1 – JULY 12 (off July 4), Session 3: JULY 15 – JULY 26

Camp hours: 9:00am- 3:00pm. Early-bird drop-off: 8:30am. Aftercamp is available from 3-6pm

Camp costs: Session1: $1,040 Session 2: $1,170 Session 3: $1,300

Address: 375 Pearl Street | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact:, 718-852-1029 x248   Website


Brooklyn Friends Summer Camp

Program: We offer three sessions of engaging activities designed to cultivate curiosity, creativity, self-expression and positive social interaction. Each week, Preschool 4s campers will have in-house visitors, and kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade campers will participate in off-site field trips. In addition to our visitors and field trips, campers participate in specialized activities each session such as swimming, visual art, fencing, yoga, science, capoeira and much more.

Age groups: Rising 3rd grade through 7th grade in September 2019

Camp dates: Session 1: JUNE 19 – JUNE 28, Session 2: JULY 1 – JULY 12 (off July 4), Session 3: JULY 15 – JULY 26

Camp hours: 9:00am- 3:00pm. Early-bird drop-off: 8:30am. Aftercamp is available from 3-6pm

Camp costs: Session1: $1,040 Session 2: $1,170 Session 3: $1,300

Address: 375 Pearl Street | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact:, 718-852-1029 x248   Website


Brooklyn Heights Montessori School Summer Camp

Program: This rich Montessori camp curriculum offers activities such as swimming instruction, athletics, visual and performing arts, cooking and outdoor adventures. Every Friday is Trip Day! Typical trip destinations include Riis Park Beach, wildlife preserves, the New York Aquarium, the Central Park Zoo, and the American Museum of Natural History. Whether they are outdoors on the go, inside our cool and air-conditioned BHMS facility, or on the rooftop playground, campers are always under the experienced care and guidance of our counselors. A Montessori Summer is the perfect place for campers to enjoy new experiences!

Age groups: Ages 3 to 14 years old

Camp dates: June 19 – August 2

Camp hours: 8:30am-3:00pm. After camp available until 6:00pm. Half day option for Juniors.

Camp costs: Varies by session. Pro-rated weeks available or $675. Early bird discount.

Address: 185 Court Street | Cobble Hill



Brooklyn Museum Summer Camp

Program: Immerse yourself in art this summer. Sign up for one, several, or all six weeks, as each week primarily focuses on one exhibition. Painting, photographing, drawing, sculpting, or animating—you’ll create one way in the morning, and another in the afternoon. From ancient artifacts to contemporary works, explore art through fresh eyes, then create your own artworks while having fun with friends old and new all day long. Close out the week by sharing your creations in Friday’s Open Studio.

Age groups: 8-10 & 11 – 13

Camp dates: July 1 – August 9 (no camp July 4th)

Camp hours: 9 am–4 pm (After-Camp Art: 4–6 pm)

Camp costs: Week of July 1–5 (no camp July 4): Summer Camp: $496; After-Camp Art: $60. All other weeks: Summer Camp: $620; After-Camp Art: $75. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Address: Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Parkway | Prospect Heights

Contact: Website


Brooklyn Music School Summer Music and Dance Institute

Program: This “best-kept-secret” for an affordable and enriching summer experience for children is designed so that families can choose one week or all seven weeks for their children to explore music, dance, and other fun summer activities at the Brooklyn Music School. For children 9 and up we provide more focused music and dance intensives that delve into the study and practice of dance, strings, rock, jazz, hip hop, drums and more. Students get exposed to learning new instruments from BMS’s world-class music faculty, learn new dance moves from our dance teachers, and put it all together in performances in the famous BMS theater.

Age groups: For ages 5 – 8 we offer the Summer Music & Dance Institute, which is a survey of dance and music classes. For older students, ages 9 – 12, we offer intensives in Rock, Jazz, Classical Music, Hip Hop, and Dance, which are more focused and higher level classes designed to engage older students.

Camp dates: July 1 – August 16

Camp hours: 8 a.m. – 3:30p.m. with extended day until 6 p.m. available

Camp costs: $400/week | $10/day for extended day | Early Bird Special through March $350/week

Address: 126 St. Felix Street | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact: 718-638-5660


Brooklyn Robot Foundry Summer Sessions

Program: Summer Sessions at Brooklyn Robot Foundry are a fun way for kids to learn engineering, coding, and circuitry through hands-on building and design. We have single, full day sessions from June 17th-July 3rd for K-5th graders and our full weeks run from July 8th through August 30th, featuring a variety of programs for rising K-7th graders! Choose from our Robot Building program, our Coding workshop, or our Inventors lab. Plus Girls Week returns!

Age groups: Entering K – 4th (Robot Building); 3rd – 5th (Robot Inventors); 3rd – 7th grades (Robot Coding)

Camp dates: Individual Days: June 17th – July 3rd, Full Weeks: July 8th – August 30th

Camp hours: 9 AM – 3 PM, with optional extended day until 6 PM daily

Camp costs: Single Day Sessions: $150 with discounts when signing up for multiple days, Full-Week Sessions: $690, Extended Day: $20/day when registering online)

Address: 492 Atlantic Ave | Boerum Hill & 586 5th Ave|South Slope

Contact: 347-762-6840 I I


Camp Gan Israel

Program: At CGI we offer three, two week sessions packed with fun-filled exciting days with weekly trips, swimming, arts and crafts, baking, basketball, sports, color war, water sports, learning, competitions, Jewish studies, and much much more!!! CGI staff provides a healthy, secure, and loving environment for your child. CGI of Brooklyn Heights is the first Jewish camp in Downtown Brooklyn. Your child will learn all about Jewish Pride and receive personal Torah lessons that apply to our daily lives combined with a fun filled summer schedule. We hope you can join us for a summer filled with fun and excitement!

Age groups: 5 to 11 years

Camp dates: 07/08/19 – 08/16/19, 2 week options are available.

Camp hours: 9 AM – 3.30 PM

Camp costs: tbc

Address: 81 Atlantic Ave | Brooklyn Heights



Camp Maritime Summer Camp

Program: Camp Maritime, NYC first and only all water kids adventure camp provides academically sound youth development and leadership program, blending nautical activities, science, wellness, nutrition, and fun. Campers will learn to sail, kayak, stand up paddle board, fish, sail, windsurf, motorboat and more! The curriculum is based on experiential student-centered, discovery learning is taught in small groups by positive, responsible educators, US Coast Guard Licensed Captains and Seaman, Certified Lifeguards and Pediatric CPR/First certified Trip Leaders.

Age groups: 7 – 16 years

Camp dates: June 25th – August 31st

Camp hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Camp costs: $649 per week for 5 week packages, $599 per for 10 week packages and $699 per week for custom packed (anything under 5 weeks)

Address: Camp Maritime, Private Dock and Practice Facility, 3000 Emmons Avenue | Sheepshead Bay

Contact: Website 917-704-4866


Child’s Play NY Theater Camp

Program: Child’s Play NY inspires courage, compassion and creativity! Our week-long theater camps for ages 3-11 are lauded by Time Out New York Kids as a top summer program. Led by professional actors, campers are encouraged to flex their imaginative muscles and learn sophisticated theater technique too. Every Friday there is a show!

Age groups: Adventure Series: 3-5, Mini Musicals: 4-6, Players Series: 7-11

Camp dates: Week long camps run July 8th – August 29th

Camp hours: Adventure Series & Mini Musicals run 9a-12p, Players Series runs 12:30p-4:00p

Camp costs: $365-$465

Address: 93 Rapelye Street in Carroll Gardens | 193 Columbia Street in Carroll Gardens | 232 Carroll Street in Carroll Gardens | 138 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene | 182 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights

Contact: |


CinemaKidz Film + Media Camp

Program: CinemaKidz offers children the chance to become Filmmakers, Animators, Movie-stars, Costume Designers and Adventurers when they join us for summer camp. Led by industry professionals and experienced teachers, children are guided through the technical process of movie making from start to finish in a collaborative and FUN setting. Children discover new passions in this hands-on, innovative environment that encourages teamwork, risk-taking, and experimentation with technology. Offering 9 themes: basic through advanced filmmaking, computer and stop-motion animation, YouTube Series Production, and filmmaking classes with a twist like Skateboard Filmmaking and NYC Movie Adventurers.

Age groups: 5 to 15 years grouped by age

Camp dates: June 24-28, July 8 – August 23

Camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm, early bird at 8 am, late bird until 5.30 pm

Camp costs: $550 – $650/week based on theme. Brooklyn Bridge Parents readers get $100 off using code BBPSUM18

Address: Pine Street School – 25 Pine Street | Downtown Manhattan




Program: A collaboration of Animation & Music camp and Barolette Martial Arts center for kids! Our enriching camp experience is designed so that children explore a variety of activities – creative and physical – centered around animation movie making, music, sports and martial arts. In the mornings, campers work on creative hands-on projects and are guided through the steps of producing animation movies using a simple to use yet deceptively powerful App. Campers will create their stop-motion’s objects, sets, props, sequential drawing, sound effect and music. In the afternoons, campers practice Martial Arts daily. We provide a safe environment to improve focus, fine and gross motor skills, team work and discipline with placing emphasis on fun activities through Martial Arts training. Following Martial Arts, campers will engage in a variety of sports and games promoting team building and fitness. 

Age groups: 5 – 10 years old

Camp dates: June 17 – Sep 6

Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm

Camp costs: $550 per week (or select your own 5 dates) $125 single day. 10% siblings discount.

Address: 247 Water Street (Barolette Martial Arts Center for Kids) | DUMBO

Contact: Website


DUMBO Gan Summer Camp

Program: 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. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Age groups: 18 months to 4 years old

Camp dates: July 1st – August 2nd

Camp hours: Monday thru Friday 8:45am -2pm aftercare until 4pm is available Monday thru Thursdays for $20 per session.

Camp costs: $400 per week

Address: 205 Plymouth Street | DUMBO



Everyday Athlete Summer Camp

Program: Everyday Athlete Campers learn to maneuver through Ninja obstacle courses, Skateboard through the wind, tackle a chalk-full of climbing challenges on 17ft walls, and efficiently to move through the environment with parkour. Campers will also get a chance to explore the Brooklyn Park Piers to discover new ways to roll, jump, play, create, collaborate and most of all have fun.

Age groups: 3 to 13 years

Camp dates: June 17 – August 30

Camp hours: 8.30 am to 3 pm (after care: 3 pm up to 6 pm)

Camp costs: $799 per week

Address: 153 Bridge Park Drive | Brooklyn Bridge Park & 130 Clinton Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Website


FasTracKids Summer STE(A)M Adventure Camp

Program: Our Summer STE(A)M Careers camp motivates all students to further their education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math by exploring nine different careers.

Age groups: 3 to 10 years

Camp dates: July 1 – August 31

Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm

Camp costs: From $1105 – $525 per week. Ask about Full Summer Special prices

Address: 150 Forth Avenue | Park Slope

Contact: Website


International School Brooklyn Summer Program

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

Age groups: Rising Pre-K (4’s) through 3rd Grade

Camp dates: Monday, June 24 to Friday, August 2

Camp hours: 9am-3pm with complimentary early drop-off starting at 8am. Optional extended fun is available from 3pm-6pm for an additional fee.

Camp costs: $550/week; early bird discount available for registrations before March 15; multi-week and sibling discounts also apply.

Address: 477 Court Street | Carroll Gardens

Contact: Website


iD Tech STEM Summer Camp

Program: iD Tech is the world’s #1 summer tech camp for kids and teens ages 6 – 18, offering day & overnight summer camps for aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, and more. We have specific programs for girls, teens, tweens, and young learners and courses are led by tech-savvy, adult-only staff in a fun, energetic and experiential environment. In addition to providing entertaining and age-appropriate activities, our STEM summer camps are loaded with original, real-world curriculum and professional software.

Age groups: iD Tech Camps, 7 – 17, Alexa Cafe, 10 – 15, iD Coding and AI Academy, 13 – 18, iD Game Dev Academy, 13 – 18

Camp dates: New York City camps begin on June 24th and end as late August 16th

Camp hours: Drop off between 8:30am and 9:00am, pick up between 5:00pm and 5:30pm

Camp costs: Starting at $849 per week

Address: New York University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, NYIT Manhattan, Columbia University, Queens College

Contact: website


Keylab Summer Camp

Program: Keylab, located in Carroll Gardens, has summer camps that are the perfect experience for curious and creative kids ages 5-12. Your child will learn about music, audio, stop motion animation, filmmaking, and more during their week long immersion in our one of a kind studio, and our camps are designed so we can take kids of all ages on the same day, and our instructors are professional performers and creators who are passionate about making your child’s experience fun and inspiring each day. At the end of each week, we will have a listening/viewing party to celebrate everyone’s work, and parents will receive digital copies of their kids creations.

Age groups: 5 – 12 years

Camp dates: July 8 – August 30

Camp hours: 9:30am-3:30pm

Camp costs: $550 per week

Address: 94 Luquer Street | Carroll Gardens



Kiddie Korner Day Camp

Program: Kiddie Korner Day Camp provides a wonderful opportunity for your child to enjoy an educational summer filled with laughter and smiles and a wonderful Jewish camp experience. The children are guided in organized activities, play, and social skills by loving, patient, and caring staff. Our camp includes a full program of sports, yoga, games, crafts, trips, water fun and other enriching camp activities. We work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child. We hope you can join us for a summer full of fun your child will cherish forever!

Age groups: 18 months to 5 years

Camp dates: 07/01/19-08/16/19, 7 weeks

Camp hours: 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm

Camp costs: tbc

Address: 117 Remsen Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact:  or online application form


Kids in the Game Camp

Program: An action-packed, classic day-camp experience in Park Slope, Kids in the Game Camps emphasize enrichment through movement and play. Kids will have a schedule of sports and games, singing, zumba, art, STEM projects, theater, yoga, twice-weekly pool days, weekly field trips, and weekly theme-based challenges. All of the activities are designed to instill teamwork, introduce friendly competition, build sportsmanship, and develop confidence. The coaches and management staff serve, work, and play along with kids and their families to empower campers and make their summer experience unforgettable.

Age groups: Pre-K – 8th grade (4-14 years old)

Camp dates: 7/1/19 – 8/16/19

Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm with options for after care from 4 to 6 pm

Camp costs: $500

Address: St Saviour High School (588 6th St) | Park Slope

Contact: 212-634-7262 website


Kidville Summer Camp

Program: At Camp Kidville, offered everyday, our very own play-based teachers transform the facility space and lead artistic, gymnastic, movement and theatrical activities that spark curiosity and exploration. A mix of child-led and teacher-initiated group activities in gym, music, art, and enrichment promote creative expression, fine & gross-motor skill development, curiosity, hands-on investigation, socialization, and opportunities to make new friends. Whether planning around family vacations or spending the full summer with us, flexible scheduling options allow you to customize your child’s experience.

Age groups: 2s and 3s groups.

Camp dates: June 3rd – August 30th

Camp hours: 2 years, 2 hours 9:15am – 11:15am | 3 years, 3 hours 9:15am – 12:15pm

Camp costs: $195 – $350 per week

Address: Kidville Carroll Gardens @ 380 Court St



Lango Kids Summer Camp

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. Led by our talented teaching staff, students learn through a variety of creative exercises (, dance, cooking and STEAM projects) and cultural explorations of the Spanish or Mandarin-speaking world. The target language is taught through a fun and engaging weekly theme. This summer’s weekly themes include Science and Robots, Summer in Mexico, and A Visit to China. Our specially designed language camp curriculum is guaranteed to boost your child’s new language ability, preparing them for an ever-globalized world all while having crazy amounts of fun!

Age groups: 2.5 – 7 years

Camp dates: June 24th – August 23rd

Camp hours: 9am – 3pm, early drop-off 8:30am, extended care 3pm – 5:30pm

Camp costs: $280-$510 weekly / 10% early bird discount until 4/1/19

Address: 93 3rd Avenue | Boerum Hill

Contact: 917-300-8789 Website


LIU Brooklyn Children’s Academy Summer Camps

Program: The Children’s Academy’s beautiful 12-acre campus offers ample room for minds to grow and have fun all summer. These programs for children ages 3 to 14 focus on creativity, academics and athletics on the downtown Brooklyn campus of one of America’s finest private universities. One of Brooklyn’s most engaging day camps, LIU offers architecture, chess, circus arts, hip-hop, movie-making, robotics, video game design and swimming. Week-long Blackbird Sports Camps in basketball, fitness, swimming and water polo are under the expert guidance of NCAA Division I coaches. New Five to Eight Middle School Camps will offer a studio environment in five distinct week-long camps—Computer Science, Game Design, Movie-Making, Rock Band and Theater.

Age groups: 3-6 years (half-day); 6 – 12 years (full-day; sports camps); 10 – 14 (middle school camps)

Camp dates: Weekly from July 8 through August 16; Sports Camps: Basketball: July 22 – 26 ($350) Strength + Conditioning: Aug 6 – 10 ($350) Swimming: Aug 20 – 24 ($600) Water Polo: Aug 26 – 30 ($600). FIVE TO EIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPS ($550 each): Rock Band Academy: July 15 – 19; Theater Tech Camp: July 22 – 26; Game Design Camp: July 29 – August 2; Moviemaking Camp: August 5 – 9; Hackathon Camp: August 12 – 16

Camp hours: 9am – 12pm (half-day); 9am – 4pm (full-day); 9am – 3pm (sports camp); extended hours available for full-day campers

Camp costs: 3-6 Year Old Camp is $275 per week; 6-12 Year Old Camp is $550 per week

Address: LIU Brooklyn, One University Plaza | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact: Website 917-605-5624


North Cove Sailing Summer Camp

Program: KidSail summer camp is a great opportunity for children growing up in New York City to connect with the outdoors and have a hands on sailing adventure. The KidSail camp is for kids ages 7-17 all experience levels are welcome and no sailing experience is required, we sail on New York Harbor 5 days a week!

Age groups: 7–17 years

Camp dates: July 1st – August 26th

Camp hours: 9am–4pm

Camp costs: $650 Early bird special, $725 normal rate

Address: 300 Vesey Street | Lower Manhattan

Contact:, 646-877-2337  Website


Open House Nursery School Summer Camp

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 joy – 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 17 to August 2, plus one three-day session during July 4 week.

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

Camp costs: $560 per week for a five-day, 9am–3pm program. Prices vary by program.

Address: 318A Warren Street | Cobble Hill

Contact: and


Packer Summer Camp


Program: Packer Summer Camp is an all day camp at The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights. Campers enjoy a well-balanced program of sports, swimming, creative and performing arts, woodworking, science, and much more. Our activities are specifically designed to be size and age appropriate. We make the most of our two large gymnasiums, half-acre garden and fully air-conditioned indoor spaces to make every day engaging and fun-filled for all campers.

Age groups: 3 – 12 years

Camp dates: June 17 – July 26

Camp hours: 8.30 AM – 3:15 PM (after care available till 6 pm)

Camp costs: $650 per week

Address:170 Joralemon Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Tom Burke,Camp Director: tburke@packer.edu


Parsons Summer Intensive Studies

Program: Join our three-credit introductory-level art and design program, enriched by the vast resources of New York City and the top-ranked Parsons School of Design. This immersion in the art and design college environment is designed for high school students 16 to 18 years old and for recent high school graduates. In all studio courses, students develop portfolio pieces for college admission applications.

Age groups: 16-18

Camp dates: July 8 – 26

Camp hours: 9:00 AM to 3:50 PM

Camp costs: $3,180 + fees

Address: Parsons at Open Campus | Manhattan

Contact: or


Textile Arts Center Summer Camp

Program: Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes campers ages 5-13 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.

Age groups: 5+6 years old, 8-10 years old & 11-13 years old

Camp dates: Week 1 : July 8 – 12, Week 2 : July 15 – 19, Week 3: July 22 – 26, Week 4: July 29 – August 2, Week 5: August 5 – 9, Week 6: August 12 – 16

Camp hours: 9-3pm or 9-5pm depending on age group

Camp costs: $450-$525 per week

Address: 505 Carroll Street | Gowanus

Contact: Website


The Coop School Summer Camp

Program: 2019 Summer Camp program at The Co-op School for ages two to six at 87 Irving Place, which features two rooftop playgrounds with gardens and an indoor recreation room! Our collaborative Co-op School approach to experience-based learning continues all summer. Days are filled with creative exploration where fun is integrated with literacy and science.

Age groups: 2-6 years

Camp dates: July 8 – August 9

Camp hours: 9-3.30 pm

Camp costs: $465 per week

Address: 87 Irving Place | Clinton Hill

Contact: or email


The Stage Theater School Summer Camp

Program: The Stage Theater School camps offer the finest quality of performing arts training in a fun, creative and supportive environment. 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 confident, experience and express their creativity.

Age groups: Theater Bugs ages 4-6 years, Center stage 6- 16 years

Camp dates: Weekly camps available throughout August: WEEK 1- July 29- August 3, WEEK 2- August 5-10, WEEK 3 -August 12-17

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 for all campers.

Camp costs: Theater Bugs- $340, Center stage: $465, siblings attend 50% off!

Address: Various locations in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens.

Contact: 718-928-3779


Treasure Trunk Theatre Summer Camp

Program: Join us at Treasure Trunk Theatre this summer and your child’s imagination will soar! Every day we will explore our fun camp themes using dance, storytelling, arts & crafts, song, teamwork and so much more. Our gorgeous new space provides the perfect backdrop for a supportive and creative environment with our experienced and talented teaching artists to help your child celebrate who they are in a small group setting, whether they love the spotlight or are a bit more hesitant to hop on stage. Your child’s self-expression and confidence is the greatest treasure of all!

Age groups: Ages 3-6 & 6-8 (Programs for our older campers include Mini Shakes and Make A Musical)

Camp dates: June 10th-September 6th

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

Camp costs: Pricing starts at $80/day and $375/week

Address: Treasure Trunk Studio 141 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: (347) 762 9475


Yokey Pokey Virtual Reality Club STEM Summer Camp

Program: Camp Yokey is not your typical summer camp experience! We teach computer science, technology, robotics and engineering all through the filter of VR/AR in a truly unique, fun and energetic Virtual Reality Arcade space. We equip young minds with the skills of designing, creating, building and understanding technology, all while having fun. All work is through hands-on projects with a viable outcome at the end of each session. Participants will get to experience and have fun with what VR/AR has to offer to inspire their work & creativity. An excellent way for students interested in science, technology, engineering, math and arts to learn technology skills in 1 and 2 week camps session throughout the summer!

Age groups: 7-15 years

Camp dates: June 24 – through August 30

Camp hours: 9:00am – 3:00PM (Extended care and early drop off available)

Camp costs: Pricing starts at $600/week

Address: 537 Atlantic Avenue | Boerum Hill

Contact: 732.965.3969


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 5th grade. Sprout Brooklyn is a place where children from a wide spectrum of backgrounds join together to create a joyful, diverse community built on Jewish values, a connection to Israel and the Hebrew language. Programming includes: swim instruction, athletics, robotics, art, cooking, performing arts, sensory explorations and more!

Age groups: Entering Pre-K through 5th grade

Camp dates: July 1 – August 16

Camp hours: Camp begins between 8:45 AM and 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM.

Camp costs: $610 per week

Address: 556 Columbia Street | Red Hook (Transportation is available in Brooklyn)

Contact: Website 917-595-1500 ext. 221


Allergic to Salad Summer Camp

Program: A true seed-to-plate experience! Our STEM-based culinary curriculum will take kids around the world and into the local community. Hands-on classes will hone culinary literacy, while field trips to local producers, farms, restaurants, and markets will provide experiential learning in everything food-related. During class, students will make their own daily lunch and snack, and will culminate in a family showcase where students show off their new culinary skills! This program is a collaboration between NYC-based Allergic to Salad and the Amagansett Food Institute in Easthampton, Long Island.

Age groups: 7-10 and 11-14

Camp dates: Session 1: July 29th-August 9th. Session 2: August 12th-23rd. Both sessions run Monday-Friday

Camp hours: 9 am – 3 pm

Camp costs: EARLY BIRD discounted registration (ends February 28th): $2,600. STANDARD RATE (starting March 1st): $2,900

Address: Amagansett FoodInstitute: Stony Brook Southampton Student Center | Southampton

Contact: Website


Art Workshop Experience (AWE SUMMER)

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. The goal of AWE is to give the young artist the opportunity to make art that isn’t compromised by space limitations or a time frame. AWE gives young artists an ideal place to express themselves and nurture art projects.

Age groups: 9 to 18 years

Camp dates: July 1 – August 9

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

Camp costs: $525 per Session (week)

Address: 54 Pearl Street | DUMBO

Contact: contact website


BAX Summer Arts Program

Program: At BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, we foster creativity, encourage exploration, and provide a positive and nurturing environment. Our Summer Arts Program draws from our year-round education programs to provide young artists with opportunities to explore different forms of art and performance each week (including visual art, circus, dance, theater, tumbling, media, and music) while working towards an informal performance or gallery sharing.

Age groups: Entering K – 6th Grade

Camp dates: July 1 – August 16

Camp hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Drop Off: 8:30 am, optional Early Bird Drop Off: 8:00 am (limited capacity), optional Extended Day: 3:00 – 5:45 pm (limited capacity)

Camp costs: $575 per week, early Bird Drop Off: $50/week, extended Day: $20/day

Address: 421 5th Avenue | Park Slope

Contact: 718.832.0018


Bonjour NY Summer Camp

Program: Bonjour NY is a premier French speaking camp located in the heart of NYC for children ages 3.5 to 11 from beginner French learner to fluent French speaker. Imagine a summer where your child learns how to bake bread à la française, plays soccer with a counselor from Senegal, can’t stop laughing while playing le chat qui rit, encounters des tigres and des lions at the Bronx Zoo, wishes a new best friend a hearty bon appétit before lunch, decorates a crown fit for a king or queen during Chevaliers de la Table Ronde week, cools off and splashes around with friends at the pool, teaches you his or her new favorite song “Aux Champs-Élysées” and puts on a spectacle for all to see how much fun we had!

Age groups: 3.5 to 11 years (half day programs available for children under 5)

Camp dates: July 1 – August 30

Camp hours: 8 am to 6 pm

Camp costs: Half days $570 per week, full days $670 per week

Address: SLA School | 9 Hanover Place | Downtown Brooklyn

Contact: Website   646 588 5068


Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Summer Program

Program: Come do some summer splashing (and growing) with us! Each week will feature a special “When I Grow Up” guest, show, or trip designed to spark interest in everything from firefighters to being a circus performer. Try out being a chef, a circus performer, an athlete, or a scientist… Each day will include art, singing, and play in our fully equipped, air conditioned classrooms as well as outdoor water play.

Age groups: 3 – 5 years

Camp dates: June 17- August 2

Camp hours: 9 am -2 pm or just mornings 9 am -12:30 pm

Camp costs: $385 per week (9-12:30) $485 per week (9-2) with a discount for full, 7-week season (3-week minimum)

Address: Remsen Street | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Website


Brooklyn Music Factory Summer Camp

Program: Rock some scales & scale some rocks with us this summer! Why do Brooklyn kids love our summer camp so much? The answer is simple! Kids love to make music, make new friends, and rock climb at Brooklyn Boulders, right across the street.

Age groups: 4 to 11 years

Camp dates: July 8 – August 30

Camp hours: 9 am to 3.30 pm (with extended hours available, 8am-6pm)

Camp costs: $695 per week

Address: 600 Degraw Street | Gowanus

Contact: website


Curious Jane Summer Camp

Program: Curious Jane is a summer program for girls ages 5 to 11, with weekly, hands-on project-based themes all revolving around science + engineering + design. It’s a place for all girls to be creative in a fun, high-energy environment. Signing up is as easy as 1-2-3… Choose your location; choose your weeks; choose your themes!

Age groups: Rising Kindergarteners (who have turned 5 by June 30th, 2019) to Rising 6th Graders.

Camp dates: One week programs from July 8th – August 16th (dates vary by location).

Camp hours: 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM with an option for early bird and after camp.

Camp costs: $585/week

Address: Carroll Gardens | Park Slope | Gowanus



Creatively Wild Art Studio Summer Camp

Program: Happy Campers spend action-packed summer days on an exciting artistic adventure! Our award winning Art camps are designed to inspire & engage through learning and exploration in artistic mediums & techniques. As well as being full of creative fun, campers learn professional skills to apply to future artistic endeavors! Stop-Motion & 2D Computer Animation Camps are also offered for Kids or Teens. Open enrollment all summer long.

Age groups: Toddlers (2-4 yrs) Kids (5-9yrs) & Teens (10-17 yrs)

Camp dates: June 10- Sep 6

Camp hours: 9:00am-4:00pm/ Half Days 9:00am-12 Noon or 1-4:00pm

Camp costs: Toddler $75* Half Day Kids/Teens $80* Full Day Kids/Teens $150 Animation Kids/Teens $150

Address: 98 Water Street | DUMBO

Contact: WEBSITE


Court 16 Summer Tennis Camp

Program: Court 16 Summer Tennis Camps incorporate our core values of Sportsmanship, Discipline, and Inclusion into an immersive educational experience featuring uniquely themed weeks including special guest speakers from the community. Our emphasis on Age-Specific Tennis Instruction helps to engage campers of all playing levels while building technical consistency and a love of the game.

Age groups: 4 years old through 10 years old

Camp dates: June 10th through August 30th

Camp hours: Full Day – 9 AM – 4 PM | Half Day (AM) 9 AM – 12 PM, (PM) 1 PM – 4 PM. Early Drop Off Options: 8 AM – 9 AM + Late Pick Up: 4 PM – 6 PM

Camp costs: Full Day Week: $725, Half Day Week: $525, Extended Hours: $25 Per Hour

Address: 526 Baltic Street | Gowanus

Contact: hello@court16 or


Dodge YMCA Summer Camp

Program: From swimming and sports to arts and culture, YMCA camps will engage your child in a summer of exploration and enrichment. Camp includes, BBq’s trips, swimming lessons, STEM, and SO much more! (Kinder Camp, Day Camp, Sports Camp, Swim Camp, Science Camp, Dance Camp, LEGO Camp, Circus Camp & Teen Camp)

Age groups: 4-16

Camp dates: 7/1 – 8/23

Camp hours: 8 am – 6 pm

Camp costs: $350+ weekly (Discounts & Financial Assistance available)

Address: PS 261 314 Pacific Street | Boerum Hill

Contact: – 212-912-2414 – Website


Elite Minds Montessori

Program: Elite Minds Montessori is an authentic bilingual French/English Montessori environment with an extended focus on enrichment and mindfulness. Our summer program will include daily outdoor time at our Children’s Garden, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the local playground. Sign up for the entire 6 weeks, or per week.

Age groups: 2-6 years

Camp dates: July 8th through August 16th

Camp hours: 8.30 am – 2 pm

Camp costs: $525 per week or $3000 for entire 6 weeks.

Address:117 Union Street | Carroll Gardens



Food Art for Kids Summer Program

Program: Hands on cooking experience in a non competitive, nurturing environment, with a focus on healthy eating and nutrition education. Daily drop in available.

Age groups: 4 *- 11 (*must turn 5 in 2019)

Camp dates: July 1 – Aug 30

Camp hours: 8.30 AM – 2.30 PM

Camp costs: $550week / $130day

Address: 254 Hicks St. | Brooklyn Heights

Contact: website


Kim’s Kids Summer Camp

Program: We are a physically active, nature oriented, outdoors every day, traveling Day Camp. We have an experienced, carefully chosen, adult staff and are in operation 38 years. Daily trips include swimming at lakes, beaches etc. hikes, museums, playgrounds, aquarium, science center.

Age groups: 4.5 – 12 years

Camp dates: July 1 – August 9

Camp hours: 9 am – 3 pm (after care available till 6 pm)

Camp costs: From 3days/3 weeks $1120 to 5 day/6weeks $2745.

Address: MS 51 | Park Slope

Contact: Website


Park Slope Day Camp

Program: The Park Slope Day Camp offers the traditional outdoor camp experience right here in Brooklyn. We go on trips, hold special events in the park, have plenty of swim time and offer introductory sessions for archery, martial arts, yoga and more! You can also include our Sports Academy and Cirque d’Ete specialty camps into your schedule!

Age groups: Pre-K – 8th Grade

Camp dates: July 1 – Aug 30

Camp hours: 8 AM – 4 PM with optional 6:30 PM extension

Camp costs: Varies based on registration – Please see our website

Address: Park Slope (339 8 Street) | North Slope (752 President Street) | Windsor Terrace (241 Prospect Park West) | Carroll Gardens (342 Smith Street) | Bay Ridge (8515 Ridge Boulevard)

Contact: Website 718-788-7732


Pixel Academy CAMP/pixel

Program: At CAMP/pixel, we take cutting-edge tech skills (like those found in college-level Computer Science classes) and break them down into intriguing, hands-on experiences for kids ages 7-13. Whether it’s using our 3D printers, developing a video game, experimenting with virtual reality, or producing creative digital art, our project-based approach encourages exploration and creativity while always promoting our Rule #1: Have Fun.

Age groups: 7 – 13 years

Camp dates: June 24 – August 30

Camp hours: 9 AM – 2:30 PM. Extended Care until 5:30 PM available.

Camp costs: $700-900/week. Early-bird discounts available through March 15th!

Address: Cobble Hill: 163 Pacific St. | Gowanus: Brooklyn Boulders 575 Degraw Street

Contact: Website


Seedlings Summer Camp

Program: Seedlings’ Preschool Summer Camp is a continuation of our school year-learning through play- with our experienced, master-level teachers. We have an amazing hands-on, formal science program, lots of art, dramatic play, planting and tending our garden, scooters, tricycles, games, movement, and most popular of all-running under the sprinklers in our private backyard! Most importantly, social emotional growth is consistently nurtured throughout the day and is achieved with our small teacher:student ratio.

Age groups: 2 to 4 years old

Camp dates: June 10th – August 23rd (Closed July 1st-July 5th)

Camp hours:  8.30 AM–11:30 AM or 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

Camp costs: $315-$430 per week

Address:42 Henry Street | Brooklyn Heights



Smith Street Workshop French Immersion summer camp

Program: In our weekly summer sessions, students will be immersed in French through play, art, music, storytelling, and science experiments. The objective is to have as much fun as possible while absorbing new vocabulary and concepts and exploring new forms of creative expression. The classes are open to all levels of language learners and are adapted for beginners as well as fluent speakers.

Age groups: 2-6 years

Camp dates: 6/24 to 08/02

Camp hours: Full-day (9-2:30 pm), or extended day session (9-4pm). Early drop off option available at 8:30 am

Camp costs: $595 per week

Address: 607 Henry Street | Carroll Gardens

Contact: Website


Streb Summer Circus Camp

Program: Spend the summer creating and performing in your very own circus! Fly on the Trapeze! 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: July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16

Camp hours: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Camp costs: $675 per week

Address: 51 N. 1st Street | Williamsburg



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