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Summer Camp and Activity Guide for 2017

ramaquoisSummer dreaming? Looking forward to trading snow boots for sandals, scarves for swimsuits and school for the pool? Then it's time to make plans for summer camps and activities for the kids. We reached out to many local programs for details and here is a list of summer camps, enrichment programs, sports centers and nursery programs for kids from toddlers to teens. Check them out and if you get in touch, let them know you saw their listing on
Day Camps:

Breezemont: Located on an expansive 18-acre property, Breezemont is nestled in natural surroundings. The campus maintains large green fields, towering trees, and a beautiful lake, which is a unique feature for a day camp. Complete with state of the art facilities, Breezemont preserves the appearance of an overnightbreezemont camp, while implementing a creatively robust day camp schedule. Ages 3-13 years old. Tours are provided 7 days a week.
Breezemont Day Camp
62 Cox Avenue
Armonk, NY 10504

Challenge Camp: Open the door to a delightful and meaningful summer of fun and learning for your bright, curious child. Challenge Camp is an ACA accredited camp celebrating its 37th summer. Join them at their new, fully air conditioned facility in ChallengeCampHartsdale, NY. Challenge is dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities for children aged 4-15 to realize their intellectual and personal potential. They offer over 100 enrichment courses ranging from 3D printing, architecture, art, chess, coding, cooking, drones, littleBits, magic, Minecraft, robotics, theater, and more. Sports options include Swimming, Fencing and Tae Kwon Do. Bus transportation and early/extended day options available. Please join them for an Open House on Sunday March 26, 2-4pm at their location.
Challenge Camp
Schechter Westchester
555 West Hartsdale Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530

Concordia Summer Camp offers exceptional summer programs for children ages 3 to 18. Programs include Enrichment, General Sports, Slam Dunk Basketball Camp, Musical Theatre, Rock/Pop Music, Piano, Suzuki Guitar and Violin, Chamber Music, Vocal, Songwriting and Composition and Art......and don't miss their water inflatable fun Fridays! All classrooms are air-conditioned.
Concordia Summer Campconcordia
171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY

The House of Sports is your one stop shopping for weekly sports camps this summer! From ages 3 years old through high school, the House of Sports offers programming for children of all ages and ability level. For our younger campers, we offer a multi-sport camp that incorporates both learning and playing a variety of sports each day. For children in 3rd grade and older, they also offer sport specific camps in lacrosse, basketball, soccer and baseball. All camps take place in a 100,000 square foot climate controlled facility in Ardsley, and all camps are staffed by professional coaches and instructors.
House of Sports
1 Elm Street
Ardsley, NY

JCCMWFor over 40 years, the JCC of Mid-Westchester has introduced children to the joy of summer camping. They offer seven weeks of camps, with a five day per week or three day per week option, which is ideal for young campers. The day camp introduces campers to a variety of professionally led activities and weekly special events including instructional and recreational swim in their heated indoor pool (beginning with 3 year olds), gymnastics, a variety of different sports activities, arts and crafts, nature. They offer low staff to camper ratio and early drop off/late pick up. Unique to the JCC is its renowned Summer Arts Center (SAC) for the creative and independent child who is interested in the arts. Campers create a custom schedule of up to 20 different classes/week (4/day), all taught by professionals in the field. For campers grades 6 and up who are serious and experienced dance students, there is a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes taught by professionals in the state of the art dance studios. The JCC ow offers STEM robotics program as part of its summer offerings. The CIT/LIT programs offer teens the opportunity to gain hands-on counselor training and leadership experience with social action initiatives and weekly trips. LITs that successfully complete the program may be asked back for the following summer as junior counselors.
JCC of Mid-Westchester
999 Wilmot Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Caryn Symons, Director of Camping: 914-472-3300 x 412

Purchase Sports Camp located on the scenic campus ofpurchase Manhattanville College in Purchase will offer weekly summer programs from June 26 to August 11, 2017. The camp is a fun and safe place for kids ages 3 to 15 where top-notch coaches help children of all levels feel at home, and bring their game to the next level. The well-rounded camp experience focuses on developing skills, discovering new interests, meeting new friends and most importantly, having fun.

The facilities include 6 Har-Tru tennis courts located right next to the campus's brand new state-of-the-art astro-turf soccer field, outdoor basketball courts, an indoor pool, and an indoor gymnasium that can be used for basketball and volleyball, and will be used during rainy days. While the primary focus of the camp will be tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, cheerleading and flag football, the children will have an opportunity during the day to cool off at the pool, and the option to play other field sports as they like.

Come to our open houses on March 18 and April 15 from 2-4 pm at the Richard A. Berman Student Center Lobby and on May 6 from 2-4 pm in the East Room (Benziger Hall) at Manhattanville College. Register by March 31 for a $75 early bird discount (Mention 10583).

For more information, visit, email or call (914) 315-7507.

Camp Ramaquois:
"A day camp as complete as sleep-away camp", situated on 44 magnificent acres in nearby Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts to athletic activities, boys and girls, ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities including instructional and general swim in nine heated pools and boating on a five-acre lake. Seven period programs planned for each age group include a splash park, aerial adventure park, climbing wall, flying squirrel with zip lines, tennis, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, hockey, softball, soccer, recycling bin, ceramics, nature facility with petting zoo, dance, drama, yoga, special events and much more. Facilities include an air-conditioned indoor gym and group bunks with bathroom facilities. Hot lunch is served in an air-conditioned dining room by waiters and waitresses. Junior Camp for 3-6 year olds has a separate campus with age-appropriate activities and facilities. Ramaquois offers pre-teens and teens a regular camp program in combination with an optional Trail Blazers trip program. Day trips planned for 3rd–10th graders; overnight trips planned for 5th-10th graders; Leadership Program for 10th graders. Door to door air-conditioned mini-bus transportation is provided using professional CDL licensed school bus drivers and a bus counselor, who provides safety, as well as planned activities on the bus. Ramaquois is a magical camp where children experience a sense of adventure, meet new challenges, create wonderful memories and make lasting friendships.

Camp Ramaquois
30 Mountain Rd
Pomona, NY 10970

Steffi Nossen School of Dance weekly dance camps and intensives for pre-school – teen dancers. Register by May 15th and receive a 10% discount! June 5-July 21.
Weekly Story Book Camps June 5 – July 21 for ages 3-5, a morning of movement, music and art with a different children's story each week.

Moving Wheels & Heels Adaptive Adult Intensive - June 19 – 24 Dancers age 16+ learn technique and repertory, improve range of motion, explore and express creativity, and enjoy a collaborative artistic experience. Live music, wheel chairs welcome.

Moving Wheels & Heels Adaptive Youth Camp – June 26 – 29 incorporates dance, movement, and related arts activities in a warm, supportive and creative environment.

Dance Camp – two week camp, July 10 – 21 for grades 5-8. Take classes in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theater. Also dance history and composition, choreograph. No previous experience required

Musical Theater Intensive July 24 -August 4 Actor/singers who need more intensive dance training as well as the dancer who would like to explore acting and singing work with professional voice, acting and dance teachers to enhance vocal and acting skills while honing proper dance technique. Beginner – advanced performers.

Summer Dance Intensives I (grades 5-8 beginning/intermediate dancers) and II (grades 9 – 12 dance experience needed) Aug. 7-18. Rapidly improve dance skills and technique, explore new dance styles, and learn from professional dancers and choreographers. Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Body Conditioning and dance history. Create your own dance compositions.

Early drop off & extended day options. Visit us at Call 914-328-1900 for additional information/ registration. Register by May 15 for a 10% discount.

squirecampsSquire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale is celebrating its 44th anniversary of operation! An OPEN HOUSE and CARNIVAL is scheduled for Saturday February 4th from 1-4pm. There will be door prizes, bouncy houses, carnival games and food! Instructors and coaches will showcase their courses and tours 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 courses in the fields of swimming, computers, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, music and more. There are more than 50 different activities to choose from! Squire Sports Camps are divided into two different sports programs. 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, 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 26th until August 11th, 2017.
Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps
Maria Regina High School
500 W Hartsdale Ave
Hartsdale, NY 10530
(914) 328-3798

Westchester Skating Academy: Weekly camps for all ages and abilities. Mini Camp, designed for preschool through eight-year-olds, includes two daily skating lessons, plus nature, science, magic, soccer, and crafts from June 12-June 30 and Aug. 14-Sept. 1. Figure Skating Camp with Olympic coaches runs for 11 weeks beginning June 19th. Hockey Camp runs for nine weeks beginning July 3rd and offers excellent player development.
Westchester Skating Academy
91 Fairview Park Drive
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 347-8232

The YWCA on North Street in White Plains offers an array of summer day camp programs: ywcaCamp Funkist (ages 4-15) provides non-competitive relaxing days of sports, swimming, visual arts, musical theater, nature, trips, and other age-appropriate summer activities. Full day of Summer Gymnastics for girls and boys offers opportunities for gymnastics to hone their skills. Finally, the YWCA offers Summer Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities, which is designed to complement extended school-year programs. Parents can also take advantage of summer swimming classes set up around vacation schedules. The YWCA has well-equipped indoor and outdoor facilities. Experienced and qualified staff-led recreational and instructional swimming.
515 North Street
White Plains, New York
Camp Funkist (914) 949-6227 x168
Gymnastics Program (914) 949-6227 x135
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities (914) 949-6227 x108

For the Younger Set:

BethElBeth El has been widely recognized as the best-in-class day camp in Westchester since 1951. Children from ages 2-7 love the sports, swimming in the pool, music, arts & crafts, singing, dancing, nature, storytelling, yoga, karate, and much more. Proudly accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), Beth El Day Camp is also known for its nurturing environment, cutting-edge programming, and commitment to safety. They have the county's finest, best-trained professional staff, and a very favorable child/staff ratio. Healthy lunches provided, with gluten and dairy free options. Whether this is your child's first camp experience or not, at Beth El everything begins with love and ends in fun. Spots fill up quickly, so don't wait too long to sign up!
Beth El Synagogue Center
1324 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Julie Rockowitz, Director: (914) 235-2700, x256

Inchworm at the Scarsdale Congregational Church Nursery School has been a summer program in the community for over 30 years. Inchworm is a morning-only program open to children who will be entering Three's classes, Four's classes, or kindergarten for the 2017/2018 school year. Inchworm staff are all experienced preschool teachers. Each day at Inchworm includes indoor play, arts and crafts, stories, games and snack. There is also a special activity every day, such as a visit from a Nature Specialist, music, or a gym/fitness class - outdoor playground and sprinkler play, too. Each week at Inchworm features a different theme, such as pirates, camping, gardening and sports. The daily activities and crafts are geared toward that week's theme. Inchworm is a four-day-a-week program—Mondays through Thursdays from 9:15am to 12:00 noon. Summer 2017 program dates are
June 26th to August 3rd. Tuition is $195.00 per week (2 week minimum required).
Scarsdale Congregational Church
One Heathcote Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Summer Scene at The Little School combines the fun of summer camp littleschoolwith early childhood learning in a structured, nurturing environment under the guidance of acclaimed teachers. Children enjoy adventure filled days that incorporate active athletic play, swimming at the Scarsdale Pool, art projects, music, play centers and plenty of time outdoors. Each week features a different Theme Adventure or Special Event, creating added excitement and learning opportunities. Theme Adventures give the children a chance to expand their talents and interests, build self-confidence and create lasting friendships. Samples of our themes include Freedom Rocks, Ocean Odyssey, In the Garden, Superhero Week (Scarsdale Fire and Police visit), Down on the Farm (animals visit KBLS), Strummin and Drummin (music event) and Jolly Roger Pirate Adventure (storyteller visits). The program is open to children 3 and 4 years of age. The 7-week program runs Monday - Friday from June 27 - August 11. The Full Day program is 9am - 3pm, with a 9am – 1pm half-day option for 3 year olds. Extended hours before and after camp are available from 7am - 6:30pm. Lunch and a healthy snack are provided each day.
The Little School
307 Mamaroneck Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 472-5409

SSTTEKidsScarsdale Synagogue's Summer Stars Summer Program is the perfect place for your child's first camp experience. This warm and nurturing program is a seven-week camp for children 18 months to 5 years old. The campers are engaged in activities such as sports, music, art, story time, daily water play and much, much more. There are special theme days each week such as Circus Day, Hawaiian Day or Carnival Day. At Summer Stars, friendships are formed and children grow socially, emotionally and intellectually as they engage in fun, stimulating summer activities. There is a three day option for Toddlers ages 18 to 30 months and 2 year olds may choose the three day option or attend five mornings a week. Three to 5 year olds may choose a half-day, 9am -12 noon option or a full day option from 9am - 2pm and will be served a lunch sent from home.
Scarsdale Synagogue
2 Ogden Road
Scarsdale, NY

St. James The Less Fun In The Sun Summer Program is a morning program for children aged 2, 3, 4 or 5 years old or those entering kindergarten in the fall. Staffed by experienced nursery school teachers,StJamesSummer the Fun in the Sun Summer Program offers outdoor playgrounds, water tables and sprinklers, plus music and movement, gym and yoga classes, arts and crafts and fun weekly themes. Directed by Cheryl Smith, the program runs from 9 - 11:45 am, Monday through Thursday from June 26 to August 3. For the two's program, there is one counselor for every five campers. For the 3,4,5's, there is a 1 to 7 counselor camper ratio. Fees are $100 per week for 2 days and $200 per week for 4 days.
Fun In The Sun Summer Program
St. James the Less
Crane Road and Church Lane
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Cheryl Smith, Director 914-723-1018

Westchester Reform Temple's "Summer Play Place Camp" offers young children a unique 7 week summer experience. The professional staff provides arts and crafts, water-play, stories, games, athletics and snack within a nurturing and loving environment. The 3's and 4's program is enhanced by specialists in music, movement and nature and special theme days. There are wrtseparation classes and classes with a loved one to stay as options for children who will be entering a 2's program in September. The little ones also enjoy crafts, water-play and music. Your children will learn, laugh and flourish.
Westchester Reform Temple
255 Mamaroneck Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Find the Perfect Camp for your Child:

Spectacular Summers: If you are thinking about camp or a teen program for your child for this summer or next, Ellen Wylie of Spectacular Summers would be happy to help you. Ellen has many years of experience in the industry and knows the camps and teen programs well. Every summer, Ellen personally visits and observes many camps while they are in session. During the rest of the year, she speaks to and meets with directors and obtains feedback from families she has placed. As a result, Ellen has the up-to-date knowledge and information to make the right recommendations for each child. She would be happy to share her personal knowledge spectacularsummersand expertise with you. Ellen will gain a thorough understanding of your child and what you are looking for and then provide well-thought out suggestions. The service is free of charge to parents. Ellen is highly respected by camp directors and parents alike.

Phone: Ellen Wylie (914) 722-2644

What else?

The Scarsdale Recreation Summer Day Camp offers four camps for children from Kindergarten through eighth grade, including recreational and educational programs and daily swimming at the Scarsdale Pool. The camp accommodates about 900 children in grades K-8. Camp Sagamore is for children entering kindergarten, Camp Lenape for first graders, Camp Wapetuck for second graders and Camp Pathunke is for kids in third through eighth grades. The season runs from July 3-Friday, Aug. 4 (no camp July 4) from 9am - 3:30pm. Transportation is provided from each elementary school, Scarsdale High School, George Field scarsdalepoolPark, Kids' BASE and the Scarsdale Pool. There are also combination camps for third-eighth graders who can choose soccer or sports camp in the morning and regular day camp in the afternoon. The Village offers two sessions of Teen Travel Camp for sixth through ninth graders, who go on a different trip each day.
Phone: (914) 722-1160