The following resources can help you begin your search for summer activities for your child. Below you can find a sampling of traditional and specialty programs in and around the area.
Please note: The sampling of resources identified below are designed to help you think creatively about fun activities and programs to engage your child during their summer vacation. Programs are provided for informational purposes only and do not imply an endorsement or recommendation.
A diverse listing for those seeking programs in Brooklyn; some programs provide bus transportation from NYC's other boroughs to Brooklyn.
Short-term programs designed for students who have an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong interest in learning about business.
Just for Girls
A diverse listing of programs designed to build confidence and self-image in girls.
Language programs in New York City for young children that range from brief classes to intense immersion programs.
Summer programs for teens offered through NYU include international programs and programs that award college credits. Programs focus on academics, the arts, and music.
Math, Science, and Technology
Summer activities and camps with a focus on science and/or technology. These camps involve hands-on learning in the sciences while incorporating some traditional camp activities.
Performing and Visual Arts
Programs in and around NYC for children and teens provide focused experiences in visual arts (drawing, photography, and sculpture) and theatre, music, and dance.
Summer sports programs offered in New York City provide options for children to choose camps that focus on one specific sport or participate in a camp that teaches skills for a range of different sports.
Traditional day camp experience including sports, arts and crafts, and games in New York City and the surrounding area are identified here. Counselor-in-Training leadership programs are often available for older campers.
Teen opportunities range from outdoor/adventure camps to internships and pre-college programs.