Theme Camps are sampled below.
The following resources can help you begin your search for summer activities for your child. Below you can find:
- Names of organizations which provide families with information and referral to a wide range of programs from which to choose.
- Lists of programs, compiled by Family Care, which identify 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.
Carebridge Life Resources
NYU's Employee Assistance Program is staffed by knowledgeable specialists who provide consultation, information and referral on all forms of child care, including summer camps, and can help parents strategize about creative alternatives for the summer months. Written materials help parents assess whether a camp program is the best choice for their child and family.
Website dedicated to providing information and referral to summer programs, volunteer opportunities, schools, college resources, and gap year activities for teens.
Tips on Trips
(866) 222-TIPS (8477)
Free information and referral service on overnight camps, trips and programs in the U.S. and abroad.
American Camping Association
Organization accredits camps across the U.S. Website offers educational materials and on-line search for camps.
Summer Camps and Programs at Colleges in New York State
On-line searchable database provides list of day and residential camps focusing on the arts (dance, media arts, music, theater, visual arts), academic areas (journalism, science, computer, math, among others), magic, and sports for students 8 to 18 years of age. Searches are possible by activity, college, or location.
The publisher of a variety of guides offers on-line searches of their database of 3,000 summer camps and academic and travel programs for K-12.
Go City Kids' Deals and Steals
lists New York City-based holiday camps and children's activities that are offering tuition discounts
lists of "free and cheap summer camps."
Sampling of Program Options
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.