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Scarsdale10583 Summer Camp and Activity Guide

hudsoncountryOh to be a kid in Scarsdale. Once school is out, local summer camps open their doors and offer fun for all types. In addition to the Village-sponsored Scarsdale Recreation Day Camps, there are a host of other general and specialty camps all within driving distance. Whatever your child's passion, there's sure to be a program where he/she can develop skills, make new friends and enjoy the summer months. Check out information from the following programs that opted to participate in our guide and see a listing from a summer camp consultant to help you sort it all out. Happy planning!

Concordia Summer Camp offers exceptional summer programs for children ages 3 to 18. Programs include Enrichment, General Sports and Slam Dunk Basketball Camp. The Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art offers summer programs in Musical Theatre, Band Bash, Piano, Suzuki Guitar and Violin, Chamber Music, Vocal, Songwriting and Composition and Art. All camp facilities are air-conditioned. Concordia Summer Camp, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY, 914/395-4848, www.concordiasummercamp.org

Chelsea Piers Connecticut Summer Sports Camps provide world-class facilities, expert instruction and the most exciting squashchelseasports available – all under one roof! Campers can choose Soccer, Hockey, Synchro Skating, Squash, Tennis, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Swimming, Multi-Sport and Two-Sport Combo Camps. In addition to full-day camps, Chelsea Piers offers half-day preschool camps for its younger athletes. Camps start June 16th and run through August 29th, 2014. Sign up for one, two or more weeks. Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902, 203.989.1000, camps@chelseapiersct.com, http://www.chelseapiersct.com/camp/overview.cfm

Gate Hill: Connecting friends in Rockland, Westchester, Manhattan, Bergen and Orange Counties. Discover the ultimate day camp experience for children ages 3-15! Family owned and operated for two generations by Josh, Bob, and Jennifer Male, Gate Hill offers 33 acres of outdoor adventure, athletic fields, GateHill Logocreative and performing arts, wet and wacky fun at the Splash Park, and a heated, 4-pool complex, home to their proven learn-to-swim program. Start the conversation; Call to schedule your own private tour! (845) 947- 3223 www.gatehilldaycamp.com.

Hudson Country Day Camp provides campers with an opportunity to engage in a host of academic, artistic and athletic pursuits that new interests and increase self-esteem. Each summer we offer a new theme to children ages 15 months through 12 years that allows them to explore the world in a safe, structured, joyful environment. Themes are supported by an array of fun, creative activities, interesting guests, field trips and related music, food, crafts and games. Intertwined is a strong athletic program where children develop skills and tone muscle while learning to swim, play tennis, practice gymnastics and karate under the watchful eyes of certified, experienced instructors. Our dedicated summer staff is largely comprised of the teachers who possess an in-depth knowledge of the social, emotional, and psychomotor development of early childhood and elementary aged children. For more information or a tour, call Hudson Country Day Camp at 636-6202 or email us at mrs.horan@hudsoncountry.org.

At the JCC of Mid-Westchester, campers have big fun, big laughs and make big memories. The JCC offers unique programs, led by educators and seasoned professionals in their field. Unlike other camps, here campers choose from a variety of offerings. Camp Gadol is the traditional day camp for 2yrs–grade 4 where children enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor activities including art, music, sports, swimming, nature, gymnastics, and special events. The highly regarded Summer Arts Center (SAC) provides artists, actors and dancers entering grades 3-8 the joy of creative expression and campers customize their schedules with a variety of classes which they can combine with swim, gymnastics and teen fitness options. Camp Xtreme offers campers grades 5-8 an activity-filled summer close to home – a combination of traditional camp activities coupled with special weekly enhancements such as science and technology and weekly trips. Toward Tomorrow provides a nurturing, learning and recreational summer experience for children with developmental needs, 3-12 years leveraging the JCC's renowned programs with highly qualified experts and inclusion options. Dance Intensive provides serious dancers entering grades 7-12 the opportunity to take their training to a new level through a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes. Contact the JCC for more information or to take a tour. JCC of Mid-Westchester Summer Camps, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY, 914-472-3300, www.jccmw.org. 

Founded in 1991, the mission of Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School is to assure the highest quality of educational and social experiences for Scarsdale children. The Little School encourages early childhood social, emotional and academic growth through developmentally appropriate experiences. Kids' B.A.S.E supports elementary school children before and after school in a nurturing and stimulating environment with opportunities for socialization, relaxation and enrichment. The Little School is housed in a modern facility at 307 Mamaroneck Road and the program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, and licensed by the NYS Department of Social Services.

The Little School Summer Enrichment Program provides a pre-school experience for three and four-year-olds. We create a climate of learning and fun which will further the development of each child socially, physically and creatively. We strive to help each child to adjust easily, to strengthen values of cooperation and have a positive group experience. Our Little School children receive swim instruction during the week at the Scarsdale Pool. In everything we do, we promote each child's positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities. We provide delicious and nutritious snacks and lunch by our wonderful in-house dietary staff. Our Summer Enrichment Program will run from July 1, 2014 through August 15, 2014. For information about Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School call 914-472-5409 or visit our website at: www.kbls.org

Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club Day Camp: "Big Camp" for Little Campers. You'll love the warm and intimate program that tailors a full camp experience especially for younger campers age 2 - 8. Small group sizes, outstanding facilities! Activities include twice daily swim with certified swim instruction, tennis, field sports, Mad Science, music, kayaking, and much, much, more-- all on our expansive facility. Not ready for Family Membership? Call today to learn about pricing that includes membership for your camper. MBYC, 555 S. Barry Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, Phone: (914) 698-1130, www.mamaroneckbeachandyacht.com.

ramaquoisboysCamp Ramaquois, is located in Rockland County, only 15 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge. Boys and girls, ages 3-15, from Westchester, Manhattan, Bergen and Rockland experience "a day camp as complete as sleep-away camp", rich in fun, friendship, learning and adventure. Traditional day camp offerings. Exciting optional adventure trip program, combined with a regular day camp program for campers grades 3-10. Leadership CIT program for campers entering 10th grade.
Call to set up an appointment at (845) 354-1600 or visit www.ramaquois.com.

Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry is celebrating its 41st anniversary of operation. An open house is scheduled for Saturday March 15th from 11am to 3pm. Instructors and coaches will showcase their courses and tours of the campus will be given. Courses are taught in air-conditioned classrooms by certified teachers. Hot lunch is included and transportation is available.
Squire Advantage Primary (grades K-3) and Advantage Choice (grades 4-9) is created for campers who wish to custom design their own schedule by choosing five courses in the fields of swimming, computers, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, music and more. Squire Sports Camps are divided into 3 different sports programs.
 Squire Baseball Academy (Ages 6-15) is an all-encompassing and top-notch baseball instructional program with campers grouped according to age and ability.
Squire All Sports Academy (Ages 6-15) allows for instructing and playing of many different types of sports throughout the day. Sports include tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, etc.
Squire Tennis Academy (Ages 6-15) is a fun and challenging tennis experience designed for beginners to experienced players. Squire Camps programs run from June 30th until August 15th 2014. Visit their website at www.squiarecamps.com or call (914) 328-3798 for more information.

St. James the Less offers a fun in the sun summer camp program for 3, 4, and 5 year-old children. The six week camp runs Monday thru Thursday from 9 :00 to 11:45 am from June 30 to August 7. The camp offers weekly themes, arts and crafts, outdoor play, story time, music and movement with Miss Gigi, Gym with Jeannine Palermo and Yoga with Miss Char and more. All of this in a safe and age appropriate environment staffed by our very own teachers. To register or for more information call 914-723-1018 or stjamesnursery1@verizon.net.

The YWCA on North Street in White Plains offers an array of summer day camps and programs: Camp Funkist (ages 5-13) provides non-competitive relaxing days of sports, swimming, arts and crafts, music, nature, trips, specials, and other age-appropriate summer activities. Travel Camp for youth 12-15 provides a unique experience off-site each day offering the older camper more independence. New for 2014 is Creative Adventures Camp, which is tailored for the young camper and combines summer fun with academic enrichment for children preschool through first grade. Intensive full day Summer Gymnastics co-ed classes are taught by experienced instructors and coaches. Finally, the YWCA offers Summer Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities, which is designed to complement extended school-year programs.
The YWCA has well-equipped indoor and outdoor facilities. Red Cross-certified staff lead recreational and instructional swimming.
Camp Funkist & Travel Camp (914) 949-6227 x168
Creative Adventures Camp (914) 949-6227 x142
Gymnastics Program ((14) 949-6227 x135
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities (914) 949-6227 x108
The YWCA is located at 515 North Street in White Plains, New York.

Spectacular Summers: Are you starting to think about sleepaway camp for your child for next summer? Or perhaps you have not yet made summer plans for your child/teen for this year. In either case, Ellen Wylie of Spectacular Summers would be happy to help you. Based in the Scarsdale/Edgemont area, Ellen knows the camps and teen programs well and will share her knowledge and expertise with you. By spending her summers visiting camps and programs and the rest of the year speaking with directors and obtaining feedback from families, Ellen has the up-to-date personal knowledge to make the right recommendations for each child. Ellen gets to know the individual child and provides each family with a few (and not too many) well-thought out suggestions. The service she provides is free of charge to parents. Ellen is highly respected by camp directors and parents alike. To find that spectacular summer program for 2014 or 2015, call Ellen Wylie at (914) 722-2644 or email ellen@spectacularsummers.com. Visit their website at www.spectacularsummers.com.

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