NYMetroParents has the best listings for Rockland summer camps. It’s time to gear up for summer activities, and what better way to spend the season than at camp? Whether you choose traditional day camps, sleepaway camps or specialty camps designed to fit your needs, there is something for every camper in our Rockland County NY Summer Camps directory. View our comprehensive Rockland camps guide below for camps offering specialized summer programs in sports, theater, music, fashion, academics, and more. There are plenty of Rockland camps to choose from in New City, West Nyack, Pomona, Suffern, Pearl River, Orangeburg, and throughout the county. Make NYMetroParents your summer camp authority for Rockland County, NY. Don’t forget to check out our great tips for having the best summer camp experience with these articles.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
Your campers will be begging for more field trips when they experience a session at Bounce! Trampoline Sports! We represent the hottest new sports facilities on the east coast, offering trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, and open trampoline bounce time. Your campers will leave exhausted and happy. We can accommodate several hundred kids at a time in our Valley Cottage or Syosset facility. Register early as our camp days fill up quickly! We also offer an arcade, Wi-Fi/television lounge, and separate trampoline/inflatable zone for kids ages 2-6.
180 Germonds Road, West Nyack
Calling all camps! We provide a great ceramics program that you can offer your campers this summer. You can schedule field trips to our fully equipped ceramics and plaster studio in West Nyack, or we can schedule a program to be held at your location. Sports-themed items, piggy banks, jewelry boxes, and Disney Characters are just a few of the many choices from our paint-and-take items. All age groups – very affordable rates – call for details.
PALISADES CLIMB ADVENTURE
4590 Palisades Center Drive, Level 4 of the Palisades Center, W. Nyack
The Palisades Climb Adventure is the newest attraction to provide thrills and excitement while getting active and fit. It's the World's tallest indoor ropes course, standing 85-ft. tall with 75 different challenge elements to climb and conquer. The course was designed with the physical fitness experience level of each participant in mind. More advanced athletes will discover a challenge, while “just for fun” climbers will experience a sense of accomplishment as they navigate the course. A thrilling adventure awaits for summer camps and groups. Located indoors on Level 4 of the Palisades Center.
YANKEE STADIUM TOURS
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
Come out and visit Yankee Stadium by taking a tour of the home of the legendary New York Yankees, presented by MasterCard. Walk into the New York Yankees Museum, presented by Bank of America, view artifacts from former Yankees legends, and learn about the icons who contributed to our national pastime. Visit what some consider the most exclusive area in professional sports—Monument Park. Step into the Yankees Press box and check out the views from MasterCard Batter’s Eye Café. Party City Birthday Bash and Legends Tours are also available.
SERVICES FOR CAMPERS
We know stickers and labels. With over 500,000 customers and celebrating our 17th year, Family Labels has been making sure your children's belongings come home from camp and school. We manufacture every item in our more than 7,000-square-foot South Florida manufacturing facility. Come check out our site at familylabels.com and see why we "Guarantee To Deliver A Smile." A proud member of the American Camp Association.
APPLAUSE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
305 W. Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River
APPLAUSE is a non-profit educational theater organization specializing in musical theatre classes and shows for children ages 3-18, beginners to advanced. APPLAUSE offers formal classes in acting, singing, and dancing, providing a comprehensive Theater Arts Education for young people. Instruction includes pantomime, improvisation, vocabulary, diction, articulation, breathing for vocal production, phrasing, and pitch as well as a complete dance education in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Hip-Hop. Ms. Renna provides a unique opportunity for kids to perform in shows all year-round, including an exciting Summer Musical Theater Camp.
BOUNCEU - PARAMUS
70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
150 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford
Bounce U is a bounce facility in Paramus, NJ, easily accessible from Route 17, and just minutes from Rockland. A new location opened in Elmsford, NY in October 2012. The BounceU Create and Bounce Camp program provides kids an equal dose of physical activity and creative time. Complete with lunch, snacks, and games, it's a one-of-a-kind camp experience they'll never forget. In addition, BounceU has incredible Kids' Birthday Parties, Open Bounce, Team Parties and Fundraisers, and much more.
BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
6 Charles St., New City
We offer a fun, affordable, summer program for children 6 months through school age. Located in a private cul-de sac, we have over one acre of property where children can play. Summer program includes all meals, American Red Cross swim lessons, water table and sprinkler play, arts and crafts, physical education, different theme weeks, and much more. We also follow a NYS curriculum, as Bright Beginnings is run by a NYS-certified elementary teacher. We offer programs year-round. We are a NYS-licensed facility and our staff is CPR- and First-Aid-Certified.
CAMPUS FUN AND LEARN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC.
145 College Road, Suffern
We offer a fun and educational summer program for young children that includes outdoor exploration in our sensory garden, which the children help to plant and tend. Also included are water activities and outdoor games. Children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years may enroll for as few as two weeks or for the entire summer. We are open July 1-Labor Day from 6:30am-6pm, Mon.-Fri., and offer flexible enrollment so that children may attend 2-5 half or full days per week.
Felix Festa Middle School Pool
30 Parrott Road, W. Nyack
Learn to swim from the best! We offer lessons for Beginners through Pre-competitive level. Lessons are ½-hour long and have a low student-to-teacher ratio. From learning the basics to competing at the national level, the Condors have a place for swimmers of all skill levels, and are committed to providing the best coaching available. In 2012, the Condors had three Olympic Trial qualifiers and five qualifiers for the US Senior Nationals. Operating out of Felix Festa Middle School pool, team and lesson programming continues on a daily basis throughout the summer.
COUPÉ THEATRE STUDIO
33 E. Route 59A, Nanuet
Coupé offers a 5-week Summer Program (for ages 8 years and older), and Ballet Intensives (by audition). The programs feature age-appropriate classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, musical theatre, voice, and acting. Trips to Broadway shows, regional theatre, and ballet at Lincoln Center are included in the program.
DWIGHT-ENGLEWOOD SUMMER CONNECTIONS
315 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood
Discover Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections! D-E Summer Connections engages students of all ages with Discoveries and Adventures Day Camp for children in Pre-K (age 3) through Grade 4; Exciting Enrichment Courses for students in Grades 5- 12, including “Cheftastic,” Graphic Design, “iPod Shuffle,” Photography, Poetry, Jewelry Design, Robotics, Sports Clinics, and Yoga; Scholars courses in English, Math and Science for Carnegie School credit; Violin Kaleidoscope/String Society; and D-E International, with trips to China, Italy, and Spain. Learn more at d-e.org/summer.
FIN 2 SWIM
White Plains, NY
Can your child swim? I mean, REALLY swim? Has she had lessons for several summers but still won't put her head under water? Or, does he run and jump in without knowing how to save himself? Let us help you! One-on-one private lessons will have your child swimming independently from one side of the pool to the other in about six weeks. Don't miss this limited opportunity! Lessons are held in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester, from mid-June through July. Call now to reserve your time slot.
GRANDMASTER B. M. KIM'S TAE KWON DO
60 S. Broadway, White Plains
187 N. Main St., Port Chester 914-934-1861
969 N. Central Ave., Scarsdale
7 College Ave., Nanuet
Grandmaster B.M. Kim's Tae Kwon Do offers summer camp for 8 consecutive weeks. Our main focus is to provide children the best martial arts training, including other benefits as well. Activities such as Tae Kwon Do training, arts & crafts, flexibility training, meditation, reading, writing, and outside activities, will help children to be better everyday. Our masters and instructors are highly trained and certified in this discipline.
HELEN HAYES YOUTH THEATER
142 Main St., Nyack
Celebrating our 15th year of excellence in theater education, the Helen Hayes Youth Theater offers year-round theater programs for kids ages 5-17. Our 2-week summer camps culminate in full-staged productions on a professional stage. Sessions are available for ages 5-7, 8-12, and 13-18. This summer, we are performing “The Wizard of Oz,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Little Mermaid” We welcome performers with all levels of experience. Please join us for professional training in a friendly, supportive environment. For more information, call us or visit our website.
450 S. Main St. (Route 304), New City
We are an After-School and Summer Camp Tutoring Center. Our dedicated and experienced teachers help Elementary, Middle, and High School students with homework, SAT, NYS ELA and Mathematics preparation, Regents Exams, Critical Reading and Writing, Math, and Problem Solving. Our Summer Camp runs from July-August for students of all age groups, in the following subjects: experimental science, math skills and logical thinking, and developing reading and writing skills. Our Power SAT Prep Course runs all year-long. 10% early registration discount applies to all who register by March 31.
MASTER JUNG & YU TRADITIONAL TAEKWONDO
70 N. Main St., New City
Blending Korean culture and philosophy with traditional Taekwondo, Master Jung & Master Yu's school offers unique martial arts training. Our goal is to help children build self-confidence, respect, good listening skills, and coordination, all in a fun-filled environment. Classes are open 7 days a week for all ages. Our unique birthday parties open the door for future leaders and martial artists and are available on weekends. We will offer a variety of summer classes – please call for more details.
Rockland County Vicinity ,
Self Portrait: Developing “Positive Self-Image” One Click at a Time. Help your daughter build self-confidence and realize her best potential while learning photography and about herself within her environment. Licensed Social Worker and Photographer, Dee Lebovits, provides group counseling through the art of photography for girls, ages 9-16, one-hour per week for 10 weeks in a safe and confidential setting. Sessions end with a photo exhibit – ‘meet the artist’ reception. So get your camera ready and sign up now! Mention this ad and get 15% off your first semester!
SOUTH ORANGETOWN CAMP FOR ARTS AND THEATER (SOCAT)
Dominican College - Forkel Hall, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg
Looking for something creative and different for your child this summer? The South Orangetown Camp for Art and Theater (SOCAT) is the place to find it! Sponsored by Andrew Jannetti & Dancers and administered by Alastair King, Eric Goldstein, and Allison Meyers, SOCAT consists of a musical theater program in which kids learn all aspects of developing and performing an original musical, and a visual arts program culminating in an art gallery exhibit. Extended day, including supervised open swim at South Orangetown Middle School, is available. Visit us at socat.us.
SUMMER FARM DAYS & SUMMER GARDEN DAYS AT GREEN MEADOW
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
Farm, field, forest, garden! Children ages 4-7 years can experience summer fun on the farm or in the garden beginning June 24. Children will care for lambs and calves, bake bread, garden, make ice cream, enjoy water play, nature crafts, storytelling, and more. Four 1-week programs available. Half day: 8:30am-1pm. Full day: 8:30am-3pm. Spaces fill very quickly.
61 Maple Ave., New City
We are the best alternative to an all-day camp with the most reasonable rates! We cater to ages 16 months (diapers welcomed) to 5 years. This multi-arts program includes music with instruments, creative movement, theme weeks, tumbling, and a lot more. Other special summer programs for ages 3 to adult include Dance, Gymnastics, Musical Theatre, Teen Dance Workshop, Costume Dress-Up Tea Party, all-boy classes, and a variety of combination classes. Programs are 1½ to 3 hours long, with extended-hour options.
VISION FITCAMP AT VISION SPORTS CLUB
37 W. Jefferson Ave., Pearl River
Vision FitCamp, Grades K-6 — Sports, Games, Crafts, and more! Give your kids a summer they will remember for a lifetime. Our program is designed to instill the importance of health and physical activity, while having fun. Activities include sports, games, fitness classes, arts and crafts, movies in our VisionPlex Theater, and much more. VisionFit Camp offers 8 weekly summer sessions, each offering full- and half-day, as well as extended-day options.
WEST ROCK INDOOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
21 Pralle Lane, Bardonia
We are Rockland's Premier Facility for Sports Training & Development and special events. Our versatile, air-conditioned facility is comprised of 2 regulation basketball courts, 26,000-sq. ft. of all new turf, 6 tennis courts, and much more. We will be offering a variety of summer programs for tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, general sports, and more. No matter what your child's age or athletic ability, we have a program to meet his/her needs. Our highly skilled staff will ensure your child has the perfect mix of fun, physical activity, and athletic training.
BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, W. Nyack
An enchanting place for children to spend summer days with a warm, caring, and experienced staff. Children ages 3½-12 explore art and music, nature and science, woodworking, drama, swimming, games, and free play on four acres of wooded property. CIT program for ages 13 and older. Five weeks: July 1-August 1, Mondays-Thursdays, from 9:30am-3pm. Open House Saturday, March 9 at 2pm. Register at email@example.com or 845-627-0234.
CAMP J-LAND AT JCC ROCKLAND
450 W. Nyack Road, W. Nyack
Camp J-Land has everything your little loved one could want! We make time to give all our campers the personal attention they deserve. Our goal is to foster self-esteem in every camper. Our caring, professional staff will encourage your child to create, explore, play and giggle. Inside and outside play areas, sports, music, art, computers, and mini-tennis enhance the classroom program for ages 2-4.9 years. Half-day and full-day options are available. New heated outdoor pool opening, just in time for camp this summer! Contact Cathie Izen at 845-362-4400, x103.
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
Camp Ramaquois is “a day camp as complete as sleepaway camp,” situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts and athletic activities, boys and girls ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a 5-acre crystalline lake, eight heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, a petting zoo, special events, and more. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.
CAMP YOMI & YOMI SR.
450 W. Nyack Road, W. Nyack
JCC Rockland partners with the 92nd Street Y to offer campers the best summer experience ever at the beautiful Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Pearl River, NY. Kids enjoy swimming, nature trails, ball fields, basketball courts, and much more! Our facility includes a ceramic studio, amphitheater, computer lab, playgrounds, Lego Loft, ropes challenge course, and our very own fire engine! Experienced professional instructors and flexible registration make Yomi the best value in the area.
CHAMPION DAY CAMP
175 W. Clarkstown Road, New City
Champion Birthday Parties at Champion Day Camp
Champion campers spend their summers experiencing the excitement and adventure that each day produces. Our facility contains pools, sports fields, arts buildings, ropes courses, and so much more. The camp program is designed with the intent of campers gaining skills in an engaging environment while having a blast with their camp friends. Our staff is trained to go the extra mile to ensure that each camper is having a great day, each and every day. Lunch, towel service and snacks are all included in the day. Door-to-door transportation is available.
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Upper West Side (bet 74th & 75th Streets)
2121 Broadway (2nd Floor), NYC
Upper East Side (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
207 E. 94th St., NYC
28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick NJ
Since 1977, The Little Gym has been promoting the healthy and successful physical and mental development of children. Their “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” includes Parent/Child classes (ages 4 months-3 years), Preschool/Kindergarten classes (ages 3-6 years), and Grade School Gymnastics (non-competitive only!) for beginner, intermediate, or advanced gymnasts. The Little Gym also offers its world-renowned Anytime Summertime Kids camp for children ages 3-9 years, with flexible scheduling to work around your summer plans. Their unique theme-based curriculum takes children on weekly adventures. Half-day and full-day sessions available.
MOSHOLU DAY CAMP
261 Arden Valley Road, Bear Mountain
We Make Memories! This summer, Mosholu Day Camp offers children from Kindergarten through 6th grade a fantastic opportunity to become a part of the greatest summer ever! At our campgrounds in Harriman State Park, campers will make new friends, play, learn, and swim, while building self-esteem and making memories that will last a lifetime. Third-grade through 6th-grade campers can even take part in day trips. With a boating program, adventure course, camps choice periods, and beautiful lake, our campers will have the summer of their lives.
THE NATURE PLACE DAY CAMP
285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
The Nature Place is an ACA-accredited, non-competitive, nature-oriented summer day camp for children ages 4-16, located on 200 acres in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Through experiential outdoor play and learning, and cooperative, rather than competitive, games, we encourage within each of our campers a sense of wonder towards the natural world. We offer a variety of activities through which we explore these values: gardening, cooking, swimming, earth art, games, hiking, music, drama, storytelling, farming, and more.
NAURAUSHAUN COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL
51 Sickletown Road, Pearl River
The goal of Nauraushaun Nursery School is to provide the community with an affordable pre-school experience. Our morning summer program is exclusively for children who will be entering the 3's, 4's, and Kindergarten in the fall. This helps us to create a fun and safe introduction into the world of summer camp. Each week will have a special theme to stimulate and encourage natural curiosity. Our experienced, CPR-trained staff cannot wait to provide lifelong memories for the children!
ROBIN HILL CAMP
70 Wesley Chapel Road, Suffern
A leader in pre-school and summer camp programs for over 26 years, Robin Hill offers the best all-around camp for children ages 2-7. We offer the activities of a large camp in a smaller, nurturing environment. Our swim program produces confident swimmers. Arts & crafts, jewelry making, leather crafts, yoga, dancing, and aerobics are just some of our fantastic programs. We also provide sports including a fantastic zip line, ropes course, and climbing wall. Special Fridays include animal shows, musicians, and more. Give your child a unique summer experience at Robin Hill.
ROCA SUMMER CAMP/ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
27 S. Greenbush Road, W. Nyack
Contact: Amy Alinkofsky, Camp Director
The camp experience at RoCA turns summer "sun" days into creative "fun" days for children ages 5-12. RoCA's 10 wooded acres, fully equipped, air-conditioned art studios, and large, sparkling swimming pool are the site of our programs. Campers, under the supervision of adult instructors and caring counselors, learn in a hands-on, non-competitive environment, where confidence, creativity, and group cooperation are encouraged. Three or four days per week available. Four-, six-, or eight-week sessions are offered. June 25-August 16. Discounts available. Open House - Sunday, March 10, 1-4pm.
THE ROCKLAND COUNTY YMCA
18 Parkside Drive, Suffern
We offer a fun-filled 2½-hour Summer Morning Program from 9:30am-12pm 2, 3, or 5 days a week for 2-5 year olds which encourages individual growth and fosters self-esteem. Indoor and outdoor activities include water play, art, music, and creative play. Our beautiful woodland setting and two playgrounds allow for additional science-and nature-based activities to enrich each child’s experience. Large indoor playroom for rainy days. Limited space available. Camp begins July 1 and ends August 23, and is offered in two 4-week sessions.
YOUNG WORLD DAY CAMP
585 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah, NJ
Young World Day Camp, the initial camp experience for children ages 2-9, begins June 24 for eight weeks. Age-appropriate activities promote physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development. Choose full-day (9am-4pm) or half-day sessions (9am-12pm or 1-4pm) in our air conditioned facility. Extended care available from 8-9am and 4-5pm. Daily swim instruction provided for all potty-trained campers in our heated, non-chlorine pool by Red Cross-certified Water Safety Instructors. Golf instruction is provided by TGA Premier Junior Golf; basketball instruction is provided by BC Hoops. An academic Montessori Camp is offered from 9am-12pm.