Friday, Jul 12th

Summer Programming for Tots Through Teens

BethelswimAre gray skies and icy streets making you pine for summertime? Better weather will be here before you know it and now’s the time to consider summer programs for your children, from tots to teens.

Here are just a few good options to explore for day camp, art and music and pre-college courses. There’s something for everyone this summer and we've heard that many programs are already filling up, so sign up soon!

Day Camps

Beth El Day Damp in New Rochelle is the place to be for children ages 2-8! Our dynamic program is widely recognized as the best-in-class day camp in Westchester. Beth El continues to be the most fun, most trusted choice for young campers and their parents, year after year. The magic happens from Monday, June 24 - Friday, August 16, 2024. We offer before and after camp care 7:30 am–6:00 pm. Campers love our innovative and age-appropriate activities: the sports, especially tennis, swimming twice a day in the pool, music, art, nature, STEM, yoga, karate, our delicious lunches, towel service, and much more! We are also known for our nurturing environment and commitment to safety. We have the best-trained professional staff and a very favorable child to staff ratio. Whether this is your child's first camp experience or not, at Beth El everything begins with love and ends in fun.

Beth El Day Camp, 1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804, (914) 235-2700 ext. 256,

Summer Stars at Scarsdale Synagogue is a seven week camp experience offered to children ages 18 months to 6 year olds. Our campersSummerStars are engaged in activities such as sports, music, art, daily water play and much, much more. We also have a special day each week focusing on a theme such as Circus Day, Hawaiian Day or Carnival Day. We strive to foster friendships in a warm, nurturing environment and encourage children to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually as they engage in fun, stimulating summer activities. We offer a three-day option for Toddlers ages 18 to 30 months and our Two year olds may choose 3 or 5 mornings a week. Our Three year olds to Six year olds may choose a half-day 9:00-12:00 option or a full-day 9:00-2:00 option which includes a served lunch. Contact Jody Glassman at or 914-723-3001.

ramaquoisCamp Ramaquois is not like every other camp. Our day camp for boys and girls ages 3 to 15 in Pomona, NY (only 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and 15 minutes from the Mario Cuomo Bridge) provides a truly authentic camp experience. Our magnificent 44 acres, 5-acre lake, 9 heated swimming pools, and exceptional facilities and programs allow us to provide children with a dynamic and memorable summer filled with love, warmth, and being part of a special community. Our campers are encouraged to take healthy risks, learn new skills, develop relationships with their peers and counselors, develop independence and assume responsibility.

Camp Ramaquois, 30 Mountain Road. Pomona, NY 10970, 845-354-1600


JCC Mid-Westchester offers summer camp programs for children ages two and older across a variety of interests including gymnastics, dance, arts & crafts, STEAM, and performing arts. With a dedicated team of experienced staff and instructors, the JCC is committed to fostering the growth and learning of each camper in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Weekly and daily options are available to fit all schedules. Make this summer truly memorable by choosing the JCCMW!

Learn more and register at Contact Brian Symons at
JCC of Mid-Westchester 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY (914) 725-7300

squires2020Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale is celebrating over 50 years and is the proud recipient of the first ever Westchester County Inspector Choice Award! 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 activities like swimming, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, archery and more. There are more than 60 different activities to choose from! Squire Camps programs run from July 1st until August 16th, 2024. Courses are taught by certified schoolteachers, and hot lunch and Early Drop off is included. Extended day and transportation available. Attend our open house on February 10 from 1-4 PM.

Matt Davanzo, Director, Squire Camps, Maria Regina High School, Hartsdale, NY, (914) 328-3798

Pre-College Programs

Adelphi’s Summer Pre-College Program will take place from July 7-27, 2024 and is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school. Our credit-bearing program allows students to explore an academic area of interest, participate in college readiness workshops, and discover all that Adelphi University has to offer. Both residential and commuter options are available. This summer's courses include:

Art Foundations: Drawing and 2D DesignAdelphi Pre College Image
Business and Society
Computer Science and Coding
Digital Media Production: Filmmaking and TV
Future Educators: From High School to Higher Ed
Introduction to Nursing as a Career and Profession
Pre-Law: Understanding the Bill of Rights
Pre-Med: Microbiology, Nutrition, and Human Disease
Psychology and Pop Culture
Quantum Engineering
Speech Language Pathology

Take a amazing class, make new friends, and earn college credits all in our summer program tailored just for you! Visit to learn more and to apply today! 

American Collegiate Adventures (ACA) is celebrating 31 years offering exciting teen summer programs for students ages 12 - ACA202418. Check out our Study Abroad Programs, Pre–College USA, Teen Tours, Career Exploration & Mentorship Programs, Malibu Surf & Sports Camps, Community Service & Adventure Programs, and Camp-On–Campus Middle School Programs. From our premier U.S. programs to our celebrated international experiences, we are certain you‘ll love the electives, activities, weekend adventures, and friendships that make an ACA summer truly unforgettable!

Learn more at or contact us at or call 773-342-0200.

Art, Dance and Music

BethelArtsBeth El Creativity Camp is a place where individualized attention is offered and talent shines for campers ages 8-12. Campers will learn new creative skills in visual, culinary, and performance arts. In our professional kitchen, campers will enjoy decorative baking, candy making, food photography, and so much more. Outside of the kitchen, they will explore a world of creative arts, including improv with Mainstages, an educational theater company for children. Campers explore creative horizons while having a fantastic summer experience with artist educators. No prior art experience necessary! The day is filled with new activities, delicious lunch, free swim with towel service, and time to hangout with friends!

Beth El Creativity Camp, 1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804, (914) 235-2700 ext. 256,

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is the ideal setting for a stimulating, challenging, and fun-filled summer of creative exploration. The School’s Summer Arts Program for students entering grades 1-9 runs from July 1 through August 2, 2024, and offers rich, individually tailored experiences in music, movement, and visual art. Participants benefit from expert instruction; a nurturing environment; learning and practicing with peers; exploring new instruments, styles, and art forms; growing in their understanding of the language of music (music theory); developing performance skills; and forming lasting friendships.

Choose from flexible scheduling options such as Morning, Afternoon, and Full Day sessions, as well as Early Drop Off and Late Pick up. Students can enroll for any three or more consecutive weeks within the program.

HoffBarthelsonSummer24Photo Credit: Mark JessamyDiscover a diverse range of classes, workshops, and performance opportunities, including Group Instruction in Strings, Winds, Brass, Guitar, Piano, Percussion; Piano as a Second Instrument; Creative Keyboard; Chorus; Simple Symphony; Orchestra; Wind Ensemble; Jazz Band; Crossroads Ensemble; Chamber Music; World Drumming; Chimes; Music and Movement; Reading, Writing, Listening: Building Music Literacy; Composers Corner; Music History Through the Ages; Music Technology; and Visual Arts.

Our exceptional faculty—made up of top performers and music educators—provide personalized attention to each student.

Space is limited; enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early-bird registration discounts are available through April 3. Partial need-based financial aid is available.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale NY 10583, 914-723-1169, Learn more and register here.


At Steffi Nossen School of Dance from June 23 – August 16 preschoolers – teens enjoy a variety of dance experiences in a fun, nurturing and artistically challenging environment.

For Preschoolers five weeklong morning Story Book Dance Camps in White Plains and Briarcliff kids have fun with movement, music, and craft experiences based on a new story each week.

Two two-week long Dance Camps for kids in grades 1-5 and Dance Intensive for grades 6 and up include:

Dance Camp: an opportunity to explore a variety of dance styles: Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater along with dance history and the chance to choreograph their own dances.

Musical Theater Camp and Intensive the chance to train with some of the best professional teachers in the Musical Theater field in daily acting, voice, and dance classes to enhance vocal and acting skills while honing dance technique. Performers learn music and choreography from a different Broadway musical to perform at week’s end.

SummerDance at Steffi Nossen is completed by two Adaptive Dance programs open to all. In Adult Adaptive Musical Theater Workshop June 24-27 f dancers 16+ learn dances to music from beloved movie and Broadway musicals. In a 6-week program of dance classes for Kids 5-8; Youth 9-15 and Adults moving to music and movement is adapted so that people with cognitive, physical, and neurological disabilities can succeed. Classes in both programs build physical strength and flexibility, self-confidence, coordination and are fun.

Camps take place at the Steffi Nossen School of Dance; 216 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606 (the Music Conservatory of Westchester Building). For additional information and to register please contact us at or 914-328-1900.