Read our 2019 summer camp guide 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, circus, cooking, engineering, fashion design, movie making, swimming, skateboarding, tennis, theater, STEM, and textile camps. It also features French, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian and Mandarin immersion summer programs in our neighborhood and much more!
Abhaya Yoga Kids Summer Camp
We explore movement, cool yoga moves, art and age appropriate games to get them physical and kinesthetically connected. Our mission is to create a supportive and empowering environment for all kids. Let us help your child grow physically, emotionally, and mindfully. Children leave with having made a collective visual art piece, having learned creative movement & yoga, and tools for exploring socio-emotional stability as well as relaxation techniques. Our Kids Summer Camp director as a MA in childhood education, has worked in both public and private school settings, and has a passion for socio-emotional development. All of our teachers have a yoga certification as well as experience teaching children movement, yoga, and/ or art. We work with a teacher/ student ratio of 1:4-5.
Age groups: 4 to 9 years
Camp dates: Program 1: Aug 20-23; Program 2: Aug 27-31
Camp hours: Program 1: 2-5pm; Program 2: 9-3pm
Camp costs: Program 1: $325; Program 2: $525
Animation & Music Camp
Program: In our Stop Motion Animation camp young creators ages 5-9 will learn and create original animation movies and engage in activities designed to cultivate curiosity, creativity, self-expression and friendship. They are guided through the steps of producing movies with cool themes, titles, sound effects and a whole host of unique features and work with variety of materials to create their stop-motion’s objects, sets, figures, props, sequential drawing or animate toys. Our enriching summer experience is designed so that children additionally to movie making explore sound, music, drumming, martial arts and other activities indoor and outdoor including a daily recess at the John Street lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Small group limited to 6 campers a day. Students are required to bring their own iPad or iPhone to camp with the appropriate charger.
Age groups: 5 to 10 years
Camp dates: June 11 to August 31
Camp hours: 9 am – 3 pm
Camp costs: Full week of camp $500, single day $120
Address: Balorette Martial Arts center for kids | 247 Water Street | DUMBO
Automatic Studios Movie Arts© Camp
Program: Automatic Studios Movie Arts© CAMPS give students the opportunity to be part of a creative team and experience working on a real movie set! We provide experienced film technicians and teachers who will guide campers through story creation, scriptwriting, production shooting and editing in our fully equipped production studio.
Age groups: 8-14 (3rd – 9th grade)
Camp dates: Session 1: June 18 – 22, Session 2: June 25 – 29, Session 3: July 9 – 13, Session 4: July 16 – 20, Session 5: July 23 – 27, Session 6: July 30 – August 3, Session 7: August 6 – 10, Session 8: August 13 – 17, Session 9: August 20 – 24. Master Class #1: July 9 – 20 (Alumni Only), Master Class #2: August 6 – 17 (Alumni Only)
Camp hours: 9am – 4pm
Camp costs: $700 per week
Address: 52 Bridge Street | DUMBO
BASIS Independent Brooklyn Summer Camp
Program: BASIS Independent Brooklyn provides an academic summer session for students in grades 5 and above from our school, as well as for students at other public and private schools in our area. Students may choose BASIS Independent Summer to get ahead in certain subjects while others look to improve or make up work in specific classes. Our summer program offers a diverse selection of courses in math, science, writing, and music, ensuring there is a fit for every student. Led by our highly qualified subject experts, summer courses give both incoming and visiting students access to the expertise and passion that bring every BASIS Independent classroom to life.
Age groups: Grades 5 and up
Camp dates: July 9 – August 17
Camp hours: Half Day programs (9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.); Astronomy (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Camp costs: Half Day $375 per week; Astronomy $725 per week
Address: BASIS Independent Brooklyn | 556 Columbia Street | Red Hook
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 – 11 years
Camp dates: July 2 – August 31
Camp hours: Half days $550 per week | Full days $650 per week
Camp costs: 8 am – 6 pm (half day program is available for children under age 5)
Address: A. Fantis School | 195 State Street | Brooklyn Heights
Building Bridges Preschool Summer Camp
Program: Building Bridges Preschool is a non-denominational preschool offering a robust and fun summer camp for 2018. Our classes are held in our bright, air-conditioned classrooms, overlooking our outdoor garden and play area. 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. We also offer sports activities, storytelling, music and movement, gardening, dance, yoga and more…
Age groups: 2 – 5 years
Camp dates: June 25 – July 27
Camp hours: 3 day and 5 day options, 9am to 12pm and all day, 9am to 2:45pm by the week.
Camp costs: $305 – $470 per week
Address: 250 Cadman Plaza West | Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Engineering For Kids Summer Camp
Program: Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way, We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Recess takes place in the school’s gym.
Age groups: 4-14 years
Camp dates: July 9 – August 3
Camp hours: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. Extended care is available mornings and afternoons for an additional charge.
Camp costs: $550 per week.
Address: Saint Joseph High School 80 Willoughby Street | Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn Friends Summer Arts
Program: Summer Arts at Brooklyn Friends School offers a diverse and exciting art experience, while honing core competencies such as collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills for children who will be entering grades 3 through 7 in September 2018. 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, 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 2018
Camp dates: JUNE 20 – JUNE 29, Session 2: JULY 2 – JULY 13, Session 3: JULY 16 – JULY 27
Camp hours: 9:00am- 3:00pm. Early-bird drop-off: 8:30am. Aftercamp is available from 3-6pm.
Camp costs: Session1: $984, Session 2: $1,107, Session 3: $1,230
Address: 375 Pearl Street | Downtown Brooklyn
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 Fours campers will have in-house visitors, and Kindergarten, first and second grade campers will participate in off-site field trips.In addition to our 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 2018.
Camp dates: Session 1: JUNE 20 – JUNE 29, Session 2: JULY 2 – JULY 13, Session 3: JULY 16 – JULY 27
Camp hours: 8:30am- 3:00pm. Aftercamp is available from 3-6pm
Camp costs: Session 1: $920, Session 2: $1,035., Session 3: $1,150
Address: 375 Pearl Street | Downtown Brooklyn
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: 5 – 12 years
Camp dates: July 2 – August 17
Camp hours: 8 a.m. – 3:30p.m. with extended day until 6 p.m. available
Camp costs: $400/week; $10 extra/day for extended day
Address: 126 St. Felix Street | Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn Robot Foundry Summer Sessions
Program: Summer Sessions at Brooklyn Robot Foundry are an amazing way for kids entering grades K – 7 to learn engineering, coding, circuitry and all kinds of robot-building and design. With both individual day registrations, full-week sessions, and extended day coverage available, we’re sure to have something that fits with your schedule! PLUS, this summer we’ve got ALL NEW projects and the return of our super popular Girls’ Weeks in each of our four locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan!
Age groups: Entering K – 4th (“Amazing” and “Inspiring” Robot Weeks); 3rd – 5th (Robot Inventors); 3rd – 7th grades (Robot Coding) & K – 5th (Girls Weeks)
Camp dates: Individual Day Signups: June 6th – July 7th; Full-Week programs July 9th – August 31st
Camp hours: 9 AM – 3 PM, with extended day coverage until 6 PM during full-week programs.
Camp costs: Individual Day Signups: $150 with discounts when signing up for multiple days, Full-Weeks $690 (Extended Day $20/day when registering online)
Address: 492 Atlantic Ave | Boerum Hill and 586 5th Ave | South Slope
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.
Age groups: 5 – 11 years
Camp dates: July 9 – August 17, 2 weeks options are available.
Camp hours: 9am-3:30pm
Camp costs: $1000 per 2 weeks (extended hours $20 per day)
Address: 81 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn Heights
Contact: 718-249-7055 Website
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: 8 – 14 years
Camp dates: June 25 – August 31
Camp hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Camp costs: 10 Week and 5 Week Packages: $599/Week, 2 Week End of Summer Package: $699/Week.Door to door pickup service (20 Mile Radius) available: $75/week.
Address: Camp Maritime, Private Dock and Practice Facility, 3000 Emmons Avenue | Sheepshead Bay
Child’s Play NY Theater Camp
Program: Child’s Play NY theater camps inspire courage, compassion and creativity! These week-long camps in Brooklyn for ages 3-11 are lauded by Time Out New York Kids as the best summer acting camps. Led by professional actors, kids are encouraged to flex their imaginative muscles and learn sophisticated theater technique too. Every Friday there is a show…Join us! Additional full day camps meet at Avenues: The World School and Berkeley Carroll.
Age groups: Adventure Series: 3-5, Mini Musicals: 4-6, Players Series: 7-11
Camp dates: Week long camps run July 30th – August 30th.
Camp hours: Adventure Series & Mini Musicals run 9a-12p, Players Series runs 12:30p-4:00p
Camp costs: $350-$450
Address: 193 Columbia Street in Carroll Gardens | 232 Carroll Street in Carroll Gardens | 138 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene | 121 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights
CinemaKidz Summer Camp @ FiDi Manhattan
Program: CinemaKidz offers children ages 6-14 the chance to become Filmmakers, Animators, Movie-stars, and Adventurers when they join us for a week-long steam and media camp experience. Everyday campers work together on creative hands-on projects, learning the technical art of film and animation through exploration! Whether your child dreams of being the next Scorsese, a dancer or even a YouTube star, we guarantee every child will find their creative voice through film and animation at CinemaKidz. Themes offered every week include: Adventures in Animation, Creative Filmmaking and NYC Movie Adventurers.
Age groups: 6-14 years
Camp dates: June 25-29, July 9 – August 10
Camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm, early bird at 8 am, late bird until 5.30 pm
Camp costs: $550/week, 3 weeks $1400. Brooklyn Bridge Parents readers get $100 off using code BBPSUM18
Address: Pine Street School – 25 Pine Street | Downtown Manhattan
Construction Kids Summer Camp @ The Brooklyn Navy Yard
Program: Construction Kids’ 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 18 – August 31
Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm. With early drop off at 8 am and an extended day until 5 pm or 6 pm.
Camp costs: $595 per week
Address: BLDG 92 | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Creatively Wild Art Studio Summer Camp
Program: Happy Campers dive into creative play and inspirational activities, explore a myriad of techniques and learn professional skills. Our Summer Art Adventure will cover Painting, Drawing, illustration, Cartooning, Manga, Found Object Art, Mixed media, Collage, Sculpture and much, much more! PLUS Stop Motion Animation Camps also added FOR kids or Teens! Outdoor activities include taking inspiration from our neighborhood, and Dumbo’s scenic sights and parks. Turn inspiration into inventive art projects and create exciting one-of-a kind artworks to take home! Receive hands on instruction and nurturing positive feedback from professional teaching artists in a relaxing studio environment. Open enrollment all summer long, sign up for discounted weekly packages (or select your own 5 dates) or last minute drop ins where available. Prior registration is required, camps fill up quickly in advance.
Age groups: Toddlers (2-4 yrs) Kids (5-9yrs) & Teens (10-17 yrs)
Camp dates: June 11- Sep 7
Camp hours: Full Day Kids/ Teens: 9:00am-4:00pm Half Day Kids/ Teens: AM 9:00am-12 PM or 1-4:00pm Toddlers AM or PM 9:00am-11:00am or 1:00pm-3:00pm
Camp costs: Full Week Camp KIDS/TEENS / 5 dates full day $725, Half day kids camp/ teens/ 5 X Half dates $350, Toddler Week ( AM or PM) / 5 Dates $300
Address: 98 Washington Street | DUMBO
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 & Teens Camp)
Age groups: 4-16
Camp dates: 7/2/18 – 8/24/18
Camp hours: 8 am – 6 pm
Camp costs: $350+ weekly
Address: PS 261 314 Pacific Street | Boerum Hill
Double Daring Summer Camp for girls
Program: The Double-Daring Camp for Girls is a girl-power themed day camp where the stories of daring women inspire our adventure! Our season runs from June 19th through August 24th and features sessions dedicated to science, literature, public service, fine arts, and (of course) adventure! 5 sessions! 5 amazing themes! 1 Summer of Girl Power!
Age groups: Girls, grades 1-5
Camp dates: June 19th- August 24th
Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm (extended day available)
Camp costs: $995 per two-week session
Address: YWCA of Brooklyn 30 3rd Ave | Boerum Hill
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: Session 1 June 25th – July 3rd, Tuition: $490, Session 2 June 9th- 13th Tuition: $350, Session 3 July 16th-20th Tuition: $350, Session 4 July 23rd- July 27th Tuition: $350 , Session 5 July 30th- August 3rd Tuition: $350
Camp hours: Monday thru Friday 8:45am -2pm aftercare until 4pm is available Monday thru Thursdays for $20 per session.
Camp costs: $350 per week
Address: 205 Plymouth Street | DUMBO
Fashion123 Summer Camp
Program: Join Fashion 123 this summer to DESIGN, ILLUSTRATE and CREATE! Experience what it’s like to go through the creative process in a designer atelier and explore the art of fashion using mixed media such as painting, printmaking, 3-D applications and much more! Campers will create SPECIAL and UNIQUE projects on themes ranging from global cultures and ideas as well as exciting current art and design museum and gallery exhibitions (1 day will be dedicated to a field trip). All under the careful supervision of experienced fashion designers and founders of Fashion123.
Age groups: 7 – 12 years
Camp dates: Week 1: June 11th-15th Week 2: June 18th-22nd
Camp hours: 10 am – 3 pm
Camp costs: $650 per week
Address: Made in NY Media Center 30 John Street |DUMBO
iD Tech STEM Summer 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: 7-18 years
Camp dates: Our camps begin as early as May 27th and end as late as August 24th. Camps in the NYC area begin in late June and end in the middle of August.
Camp hours: Drop off between 8:30am and 9:00am, pick up between 5:00pm and 5:30pm
Camp costs: Starting at $799 per week. Use code BKBRIDGE18 to save $75.
Address: Columbia, NYU, NYIT, Manhattanville College, Princeton, Harvard +150 locations nationwide
International School Brooklyn Summer Program
Program: ISB’s French and Spanish Language Immersion Summer Program captures the best of summer fun with language-learning! Our small group size (assigned by age) allows for personalized learning and attention from our creative, experienced teachers. 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 vocabulary and using the language with their peers. It’s summer fun with an international flair!
Age groups: Open to students entering Pre-K (4’s) through 2nd Grade
Camp dates: Monday, June 25 to Friday, August 3
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; multisession discount available
Address: 477 Court Street | Carroll Gardens
Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp
Program: Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp is a Hebrew dual-language camp 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. No previous Hebrew experience is necessary to be part of the Sprout Brooklyn community.
Age groups: Entering Pre-K – 4th grade
Camp dates: July 2 – August 17
Camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm
Camp costs: $515 – $590 per week depending on length of enrollment
Address: 556 Columbia Street | Red Hook
Keylab Summer Camp
Program: Keylab day camps are educational, inspiring, and FUN, and a great way to get your kids involved with music, film, podcasting, and more. We offer a fun and inspiring balance of learning, exploring, and relaxing with our flexible programming suitable for ages 5-12 in our one of a kind modern education studio. We have all sorts of fun gear, including an awesome grand piano, several state of the art digital pianos, digital drums, basses, guitars, mics, and more! We also have 21st century tools like a state of the art iPad lab and 2 production computers.
Age groups: 5 – 12 years
Camp dates: July 9 – 13 Filmmaking ages 6-12, July 16 – 20 Songlab ages 6 – 12, July 23 – 27 Pro Band ages 8 and up*, July 30 – Aug 3 Open Labs ages 5 & up, Aug 6 – 10 Filmmaking ages 6-12, Aug 13 – 17 Songlab ages 6 – 12, Aug 20 – 24 Pro Band ages 8 and up* , Aug 27 – 31 Open Labs ages 5 & up
Camp hours: 9:30am-3:30pm
Camp costs: Full week of camp $475, single day $120, 3 days $330, 5 days $500, 10 days $850
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.
Age groups: 18 months – 5years
Camp dates: 06/25/18-08/10/18
Camp hours: 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm (extended hours available)
Camp costs: Per 2 weeks $790 for half days and $945 for full days
Address: 117 Remsen Street | Brooklyn Heights
Contact: (718) 596-4840 ext.25 email@example.com camp sign-up
Kids In The Game Summer Camp
Program: Kids in the Game puts on the city’s most affordable and well-balanced 8-week camp for kids entering Pre-K4 through 8th grade. Camp counselors include current and former college athletes, school teachers, and fitness coaches to ensure kids get the most fulfilling and enriching experience possible. Kids in the Game Summer Camp provides a range of activities including sports, arts & crafts, Zumba, and swimming. Campers look forward to themed days and special events, including Luau Day, Camp Olympics, and Crazy Hat Day! Offsite field trips have included visits to a NY Yankees/Mets games, Bronx Zoo, LEGOLAND, and area museums. Kids in the Game Summer Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Age groups: 4-14 (Pre-K4 through 8th grade in Fall 2018)
Camp dates: June 25 – August 17
Camp hours: 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off included in cost, after-care available for an additional fee.
Camp costs: $500/week. Early bird rate available.
Address: Saint Saviour High School, 588 6th Street | Park Slope
Kidville Summer Camps
Program: Kidville Park Slope and Kidville Carroll Gardens offers camp for 2s and 3s throughout the spring and summer and is offered half days all semester. Weekly themes include “Go Green,” “Barnyard Fun,” “Jungle Safari,” “Under the Sea” among others and structured and engaging activities include: art, science, creative movement / yoga / dance, dramatic play, reading, sports, gym time, snack – all designed to peak curiosity and encourage socialization with others. Drop off optional for 2s.
Age groups: Separate 2s and 3s groups. 4s in July and August only.
Camp dates: All enrollment available in two-week intervals, 5/7/18 – 8/24/18.
Camp hours: 9:15 – 11:15AM and 9:15AM – 12:15PM
Camp costs: Varies by amount of time, sessions start at $385 for a two-week session.
Address: Kidville Park Slope @ 808 Union St | 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 (e.g. crafts, music, yoga and dance) 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, Good Eats in China, and Diving into the Blue World. 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 25th – August 10th
Camp hours: 9am – 3pm, early drop-off 8:30am, extended care 3pm -5pm
Camp costs: $250-$485 weekly
Address: 93 3rd Avenue | Boerum Hill
Language and Laughter Studio Summer Camp
Program: Pioneer in bilingual education in Brooklyn with over 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 or Italian feel relevant and fun. French and Italian Camp for children 4 years – 9 years old. French Mini-Camp with caregiver for children 1.5 – 3.5 years old. All language levels will be met ; we welcome children who are beginners, intermediate and fluent in French or Italian.
Age groups: 4 years to 9 years drop-off; 1.5 to 3.5 years with caregiver
Camp dates: French Camp July 2 – July 27 ; Italian Camp July 2 – July 13 ; Mini-Camp July 16 – July 27
Camp hours: French Camp 9.30 am – 3 pm ; Italian Camp 9.30 am – 12 pm ; Mini-Camp 10.30 am – 12 pm
Camp costs: $200 – $550 per week
Address: 139 Nevins Street | Boerum Hill
LIU Brooklyn Children’s Academy Summer Camps
Program: The Children’s Academy’s beautiful 11-acre campus offers ample room for minds to grow and have fun all summer. Our programs focus on creativity, academics and athletics on the Downtown Brooklyn campus of one of America’s largest private universities. With offerings including architecture, Capoeira, chess, Chinese, circus arts, hip-hop, movie-making, origami, robotics, theater arts, Spanish, video game design and swimming, LIU has one of Brooklyn’s most engaging day camps. Week-long Blackbird Sports Camps in baseball, basketball, fitness, soccer and swimming — under the expert guidance of NCAA Division I coaches — allow athletes ages 7 to 14 to excel in their chosen sport.
Age groups: 3-6 years (half-day); 6 – 12 years (full-day; sports camps)
Camp dates: Session I: July 9 – 13; July 16 – 20 Session II: July 23 – 27; July 30 – Aug 3 Session III: Aug 6 – 10; Aug 13 – 17 Sports Camps: Basketball – June 27 – July 3 ($350) Baseball – June 25 – 29 ($350) Soccer – July 16 – 20 ($350) Strength + Conditioning – Aug 6 – 10 ($350) Swimming – Aug 20 – 24 ($500)
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 $250 per week; 6-12 Year Old Camp is $990 per two weeks
Address: LIU Brooklyn, One University Plaza | Downtown Brooklyn
NY Kids Club Summer Camps
Program: Join the NY Kids Club for an unforgettable summer of Time Travel! Campers will enter our time machine and be immersed in a theatrical adventure which will keep them moving, creating, learning and laughing all summer long. Each week our campers will experience a new place and time from the stone age, ancient Egypt, Medieval times and the Gold Rush of the Wild West. Campers will enjoy a thrilling variety of activities combining the best of our one-of-a-kind curriculums. Registration is on a week-by-week basis with 2, 3, and 5 day options.
Age groups: 2 1/2 – 8 years* (ages vary by location)
Camp dates: 6/4 – 9/2/2018
Camp hours: 9-12, 9-3, 9-5:45* (hours vary by location)
Camp costs: Varies by location
Address: Brooklyn Heights: 182 Henry Street | Cobble Hill: 299 Court Street | Dumbo: 30 Pearl Street | Park Slope: 125 5th Ave
Park Slope Day Camp
Program: For 27 years, 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, 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.
Age groups: Going into Pre-K – 8th Grade
Camp dates: July 2 – Aug 24, End of Summer Mini-Camp: Aug 27 – 31
Camp hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, “Extra Fun” until 6:30 PM
Camp costs: See 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)
Soccer Shots Summer Camp
Program: Soccer Shots is an engaging soccer program for children ages 2-8 with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.
Age groups: 2-8 years
Camp dates: Various weeks in July and August
Camp hours: 9 am to 12 pm
Camp costs: $390 per week
Address: Various locations | Prospect Park & PS 282
TADA Musical Theater Summer Camp
Program: TADA! Youth Theater brings our wildly popular Musical Theater Summer Camps to DUMBO for the first time! Each week our Teaching Artists inspire campers to create their own mini-musical based on a select theme. In just 5 days, they will write, rehearse, and perform their brand new musical for family and friends. Don’t miss…Exciting Themes! Fun Teaching Artists! Making New Friends!
Age groups: 6-10 years
Camp dates: July 9-13 Rock & TROLL, August 13-17 Theater is my sport!
Camp hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Camp costs: $825 per camp. Save $80 per camper when booking both.
Address: Neutral Chaos | 247 Water Street, Rm. 202 | DUMBO
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 18 to August 3, plus one 4-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: $545 per week for a five-day, 9am–3pm program. Prices vary by program.
Address: 318A Warren Street | Cobble Hill
The League of Young Inventors Summer Institute 2018
Program: This summer the League of Young Inventors is offering four different week long camps designed to unlock the mysteries of our mechanical world. Each week combines storytelling, hands-on exploration, and construction to spark a young inventor’s curiosity and creativity. Camp themes include INVENTIONS OF PLAY: THE ART & DESIGN OF TOYS and SPY CAMP:THE ART & DESIGN OF BEING SNEAKY. Weather permitting and where applicable, we will take advantage of our location’s close proximity to Prospect Park test our inventions outdoors.
Age groups: Rising Kindergarten through rising 5th grade
Camp dates: July 2 – August 17
Camp hours: 8am – 3pm with optional extended care until 6pm
Camp costs: $400 – $575 depending on the camp
Address: 407 7th Avenue | Park Slope
Contact: Website firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Age groups: Theater Bugs ages 4-6 years, Center stage 6- 16 years
Camp dates: WEEK 1- July 30- August 4, WEEK 2- August 6-11, WEEK 3 -August 13-18,
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- $320, siblings $160, Center stage: $450, siblings $225
Address: Various locations in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens.
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 9 – 13, Week 2 : July 16 – 20, Week 3: July 23 – 27, Week 4: July 30 – August 3, Week 5: August 6 – 10, Week 6: August 13 – 17
Camp hours: 9-3pm for ages 5+6, 9-5pm for ages 7-13 . ***In Extended day care your child will join the 7 – 8 year old group from 3 – 5PM, After Care, from 5 – 6:00 is all ages. Registration for Early Bird/After Care options will be open in mid-February.
Camp costs: $450 weekly ages 5+6, $500 weekly ages 7-13
Address: 505 Carroll Street | Gowanus
Treasure Trunk Theatre Summer Camp
Program: Treasure Trunk Theatre’s imaginative program encourage students to use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to express themselves and connect to the world around them. Purposeful and dramatic play fosters a child’s self-awareness, communication skills, confidence, physical expression, problem-solving abilities, collaboration with others, and expression of ideas. Each day students will learn essential theatre skills and terms, engage in dramatic play, explore dance and movement, and create artwork. Come watch your child use all their new skills in a final demonstration at the end of the week!
Age groups: 3 – 6 years
Camp dates: June 11 – September 7
Camp hours: 9am-12pm, early drop-off and extended day available until 3 pm
Camp costs: $80/day OR $375/week (five days), $10 for early drop off option $70 for extended day option
Address: Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn Heights & Brooklyn Brainery 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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. 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 2, 3, 5, 6 (4 Days) , Session 2: July 9-13, Session 3: July 16-20, Session 4: July 23-27, Session 5: July 30-August 3, Session 6: August 6-10
Camp hours: 9 am to 3 pm (AfterAWE: 3 pm up to 6 pm)
Camp costs: $525 per Session (week) except for Session 1 (4 days) $420
Address: 54 Pearl Street | DUMBO
Backpacks and Binoculars Summer Camp
Program: Go See NYC! Backpacks and Binoculars is an excursion-based camp for adventurers, artists, scientists, and fun loving kids that focuses on hands-on experiential learning! Campers enjoy weekly themes that includes a field day challenge, a water day, unique field trips, and special guests.
Age groups: 2- 14 years
Camp dates: June 18-August 17
Camp hours: 8-6 pm
Camp costs: $595 per week includes all meals and complimentary extended care
Address: 195 State Street | Downtown Brooklyn
BAX Summer Arts Program
Program: At BAX, 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, and music) while working towards an informal performance or gallery sharing.
Age groups: Entering K – 6th Grade
Camp dates: July 2nd – August 17th
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: $550 per week, early Bird Drop Off: $100/week, extended Day: $20/day
Address: 421 5th Avenue | Park Slope
BBSC Skateboarding Camp
Program: Campers travel to more than 30 skateparks beginner to advanced.
Age groups: 5-15 years
Camp dates: June 18 – August 27th
Camp hours: 9:15AM – 3:30PM
Camp costs: $650 per week
Address: Pick-up in Williamsburg
Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Summer Program
Program: The BHS Preschool Summer Program features qualified, caring teachers, fully equipped classrooms, air-conditioned gym, neighborhood playground trips, and special guests and trips each week, and outdoor water play, too! To add to the fun, each week has a different theme for exploration with featured trips and visitors that include Everyday Athlete, Super Soccer Stars, Nature Company, The Transit Museum, and more!
Age groups: 3 – 5 years
Camp dates: June 11-July 27
Camp hours: 9 am -2 pm or just mornings 9 am -12:30 pm
Camp costs: 3 week minimum, weekly mornings only: $385, weekly full days: $485
Address: Remsen Street | Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Music Factory Summer Camp
Program: Campers start the day with a full camp drum circle, and then break off into bands to work together as teams writing original songs. They spend the morning jamming in our fully equipped band studios, go to the park for lunch and to run around, and then hop across the street to Brooklyn Boulders’ for an hour of rock climbing! The week ends with a pizza party and a gig for family and friends.
Age groups: 4 – 12 years
Camp dates: July 9 – August 31
Camp hours: 9 am – 3.30 pm (early drop-off and late pick-up available)
Camp costs: $725/week
Address: 600 Degraw Street | Gowanus
Cattail Nature Collective in Prospect Park
Program: Naturally Curious Nature Walks is taking to the wilderness of Prospect Park this summer to build forts, dig in the mud, and celebrate our natural landscape! Allow your child to enjoy the wonder and simplicity of a summer day spent entirely outdoors in Prospect Park with the Cattail Nature Collective. PLAY and EXPLORATION will guide our days!
Age groups: 4 – 9 years
Camp dates: 5 week of camp running from July 9 – August 10
Camp hours: 9am – 3pm
Camp costs: $500 per week. Sibling discounts and scholarships available. Daily snack included.
Address: Prospect Park, meeting at the 5th St and Prospect Park West entrance
Court 16 Summer Tennis Camp
Program: Summer Tennis Camp at Court 16 takes our foundational tennis philosophy – based on focus, discipline, and fair-play — and applies it to an immersive educational experience. Two of Court 16’s central philosophies are teamwork and inclusiveness and our Summer Tennis Camp is an ideal way for us to zoom in on these goals. Each day at camp, our coaches seek to build a collective objective within the group to help improve the physical confidence, social fluency and overall experience of our happy campers.
Age groups: 4 – 10 years
Camp dates: June 11 — August 31
Camp hours: Full-Day Camp: 9 AM to 4 PM, Half-Day Camp: 9 AM to 12 PM | 1 PM to 4 PM, Early Drop-off: 8 AM to 9 AM | After Hours: 4 PM to 6 PM
Camp costs: $725 per week (Full Day), $575 per week (Half Day)
Address: 526 Baltic Street | Gowanus
Early Nature Experiences @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
Program: Sign up for our early childhood program! Each semester consists of eight Wednesday sessions from 3:30PM-4:45PM. Sessions begin inside the Ed Center and last for 75 minutes. Each session will include song circles, interactions with animals, puzzles & sensory activities, and a short outdoor experience. The cost for the program is $300 plus a booking fee.
Age groups: 2-4
Camp dates: July 11 – August 29
Camp hours: Wednesdays 3.30 – 4.45 pm
Camp costs: $300
Address: Education Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Elite Minds Montessori
Program: Elite Minds Montessori is a French/English bilingual preschool and summer program with a strong focus on arts and mindfulness. Our summer program will include daily trips to Brooklyn Bridge Park and daily art activities, such as artist of the week project, yoga, movement, music and gardening (farm to table experience).
Age groups: 2.5-5 years
Camp dates: July 7th through August 17th
Camp hours: 8 am – 2 pm
Camp costs: $525 per week or $3000 for entire 6 weeks. $50 off per week if registered by 4/30
Address:117 Union Street | Carroll Gardens
Everyday Athlete Summer Camp
Program: Everyday Athlete Summer Camp will keep kids moving, playing and learning all Summer long! Our program is designed by fitness experts and parents to promote health through dynamic exercise and most of all, FUN! Program offerings include rock climbing, ninja, parkour, skateboarding, soccer.
Age groups: 4-12 year olds (*3 year old options if they are potty trained)
Camp dates: June 18-August 31
Camp hours: 9am-3pm (Extended day options available)
Camp costs: $749/week
Address: Everyday Athlete has two Brooklyn Heights Locations: 130 Clinton Street and 360 Furman Street (located on waterfront side between Pier 5 and 6). Both options available for drop-off.
Food Art For Kids Summer Camp
Program: Join us for our 8th summer in Brooklyn Heights! Hands on cooking fun in a nurturing environment where every child works at her own pace experiencing new textures and tastes. Register by the day or by the week!
Age groups: 4* – 11 (* Must turn 5 by Dec. 31, 2018)
Camp dates: July 2nd – Aug. 31st
Camp hours: 9am – 2:30 pm, early drop off available at no extra charge.
Camp costs: $500 /week or $115/ Day
Address: 55 Cranberry Street | Brooklyn Heights
Gelsey Kirkland Academy’s Storybook Ballet Camp
Program: Join Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet for Storybook Ballet Camp in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Classes in ballet, arts & crafts, music and theater. Each day focuses on a different classical ballet including, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Peter & the Wolf and culminates with a family showing on Friday.
Age groups: 3 – 8 years
Camp dates: August 20 – 24
Camp hours: Half day (9AM-12PM or 1PM-4PM) and Full day (9AM-4PM) options
Camp costs: $400/week for half days and $750/week for full days
Address: Jay Street | DUMBO
Packer Summer Camp
Program: Come join the fun at the Packer Collegiate Institutes summer day camp.
For children aged 4 to 12 years old, we have a wide range of camp activities offered on a 5 day schedule. We teach sports, crafts, science, play gaga and many other great activities. We also offer swimming every day of the week!!!
Age groups: 4 – 12 years
Camp dates: June 18 to July 27
Camp hours: 8 AM – 3:30 PM (after care available till 6 pm)
Camp costs: $620
Address:170 Joralemon Street | Brooklyn Heights
Pixel Academy STEM Summer Day Camps
Program: Thousands of kids ages 7-14 and of all skill levels have come to CAMP/pixel, Pixel Academy’s legendary 1- and 2-week STEM day camps in Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill this summer! Mod Minecraft, code in Roblox, program virtual reality games, make YouTube videos, fly drones, create cryptocurrencies, and develop apps. What will YOU make?
Age groups: 7 – 14 years
Camp dates: 1- and 2-week camps, July 25th through August 31st
Camp hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Extended Care until 5:30 PM available.
Camp costs: $700-900/week. Early-bird discounts available through March 15th!
Address: CAMP/pixel Cobble Hill: 163 Pacific St. CAMP/pixel Boerum Hill: 537 Atlantic Ave.
Seedlings Preschool 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 formal science program, lots of art, tending and eating from 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 ratios.
Age groups: 2 – 4 years
Camp dates: June 11th – August 24th (Closed July 2-July 6th)
Camp hours: 8.30 am – 3 pm
Camp costs: $325+
Address: 42 Henry Street | Brooklyn Heights
SLA’s Summer Session
Program: Summer at the Science, Language & Arts International School is jam-packed full of science exploration, art, outdoor adventures, field trips, excursions and fun – in French or Mandarin! Whether your child is a beginning or native speaker, our immersive environment ensures support for your child and offers opportunities to gain fluency and expand vocabulary. Each day, there’s an outdoor quest as well as science and art projects linked to the theme of the week, your kids will love to learn and play with us!
Age groups: 2s-6th grade
Camp dates: June 25th – August 3rd
Camp hours: 9 – 4 pm
Camp costs: $550 for the first week, each additional week is $500. Early bird and siblings discounts available.
Address: 132 4th Place | Carroll Gardens
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 classes are open to all levels of language learners and are adapted for beginners as well as fluent speakers. Each session is run by bilingual educators with years of experience in dual language classrooms where there are many different levels of French comprehension and expression.
Age groups: 2-6 years
Camp dates: June 25th – August 3rd
Camp hours: 2-4 year olds can enroll in a half-day (9-11:30 am); full-day (9-2:30 pm), or extended day session (9-4pm). Early drop off option available at 8:30 am. 4-6 year olds can enroll in a full-day (9 – 2:30pm), or extended day session (9-4 pm). Early drop off option available at 8:30 am
Camp costs: Mornings – $395, Full Day – $595, Extended Day (until 4 pm, $20/day), Early drop off (8:30am, $5/day). 10% discount for registration for multiple weeks, as well as a 10% sibling discount.
Address: 607 Henry Street | Carroll Gardens
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: WEEK 1: JULY 9 – 13, WEEK 2: JULY 16 – 20, WEEK 3: JULY 23 – 27, WEEK 4: JULY 30 – AUGUST 3, WEEK 5: AUGUST 6 – 10, WEEK 6: AUGUST 13 – 17. Six weeks stand independent of one another!
Camp hours: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Camp costs: $675 per week
Address: 51 N. 1st Street | Williamsburg
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