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Summer Camps

  •  Kings Bay Y Summer Day Camp - offer a variety of camp options for ages 2-15 such as Preschool camp, Summer Day Camp, Swim Camp and Basketball Camp. Located in  Sheepshead Bay, children have daily swim, sports activities, dance, music, arts and crafts, overnight trips, special events, outdoor sports, day trips to places like Atlantis Marine World, Bronx Zoo, NY Hall of Science, Splish Splash, Rye Playland and many more. Door to door transportation available, breakfast, hot lunch, snack are served, air conditioned facility, early and late stay available, small groups divided by age, professional and caring staff.

 

 

  • ISSC - International Sports Summer Camp, PA - www.international-sports.com costs $900/ week.
  • Poly Prep Day Camp in Brooklyn
  • http://cty.jhu.edu/summer/
  • Лесное озеро - the Russian Language Immersion camp. There is an excellent heritage speaker program( for kids 6 yo to 18 yo) thats goal is to get kids who speak Russian at home excited about learning Russian and also bring their language level up to that of their peers in Russia. They have 1, 2 and 4 week programs. High school kids who come to us for 4 weeks get a year of high school foreign language credit and program is well thought of by top tier colleges. A lot if our former campers are at Ivy League schools. It is also camp so the kids live in cabins on a lake in N. Minnesota. We go boating, play sports and sing around the camp fire. Oh and of course баня. Here is the link http://lesnoeozero.villagepages.org/about/методика-преподавания/
  • Surpise Lake Camp - in Bear Mountains. Has a great get your feet week program which is only a week I believe. It's a great camp.
  •  Aviator Camp - My daughter (who is also 7) went to the Aviator camp last summer. It is primarily a sports camp - they have gymnastics, rock climbing, sky jumping, ice skating, swimming, field games, among other activities. On any given day they had about 3-4 different sports activities. They also had one trip per week. The had arts and crafts about once a week. They also provided hot lunch and a snack. They had enrichment/extra dance and gymnastics classes (for no extra fee) culminating in a show.  Overall, my daughter really liked the camp, though she grew a bit tired of the same sports routine by the end of the second month. For example, she would skip an ice skating session and would spend time in a playroom instead. Also I'd like to mention that they do not have an Olympic-size pool at the Aviator, and their swimming is purely recreational (not instructional). To summarize, we would definitely return to this camp, but may be for a slighly shorter session (like one month instead of two), which, unfortunately would mean looking for two different camps instead of one, making it more expensive
  •  Steps to Success
  •  JCC Camp
  • JCC - in Lawrence
  • Lawrence Woodmere Academy
  • Coleman
  • Camp Hillel
  •  JCH Camp 
  •  Rolling Hills - Day Camp in Freehold is amazing! Gorgeous grounds, lots of activities. Look into it, it is pricey though and you have to book way in advance.
  •  Shorefront Y -

- They provide "hot" kosher lunches when they are inside Shorefront ; on trip days its cold lunch s/w. My friends kids and my own did not eat their food. they simply did not like it. They also complained about portion sizes being too small.
-I was sending my own lunch every day, something like bagel w/cream cheese or bread w/cheese
-Shorefront doesn't have an outdoor pool. The kids go to the beach
-They do not have an outdoor pool but they have a great swimming pool indoors w/ swimming academy instructurs. My son started to love swimming after his camp experience. They go on trips at least 3 x/week and they go to the beach every day... (weather permitting). I haven't looked at any other camps since my friends kids are older and were going to this one for a while w/good experiences. I do not use their transportation - I live not too far.

  • Flatbush Park Day Camp - located inside the Crown Hights Hebrew Day School on Ave U and East 63rd Street.

-flatbush park day camp in mill basin for years. They have weekly trips, all food and snacks, swimming twice a day and they love it.

  • Fastrackids and Enopi summer camp - The one in Brooklyn - they don't go outside and hours are short (this is from a few years ago though) I'd be curious to find out if anything's changed
  •  Bambi Summer Camp
  • Kids College - at Kingsborough. Its only M-Th, but I heard great things.
  • Camp Horizon - Livingston, NJ
  • Kiddie Academy - in Freehold has an amazing summer camp program!
  • Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp - Bergen country; www.fairlawncamp.com
  • Staten Island Academy Day Camp 

-It's much more of an inside type camp vs. the JCC, with academic workshops and sports and crafts inside airconditioned buildings, but they also have swimming and other outdoor games.