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Summer camps for kids 2014: Day camps, sleepaway camps and more

We've got the scoop on hundreds of summer camps for kids (including great new programs!) to help your child make up her mind—and have the best summer ever.

Photograph: Jorg Meyer. Illustration: Anke Weckmann


Our annual camp guide makes planning your child's summer easier than ever! We've got the lowdown on everything from the city's most innovative summer camps for kids to traditional summer day camps—think color war and roasting marshmallows—just like the ones you attended. Plus, each of the summer camp programs are listed with all the scheduling and pricing information you'll need to design the perfect summer for your children.

Beyond our extensive list of arts, athletics, and academic camps, you'll find specialized experiences tailored to individual interests, special sections for preschoolers and teens, and a roundup of sleepaway camps for kids ready to leave the nest during the warm-weather months. You'll also want to scroll through our section devoted to museum camps for summer 2014.

In addition to our camp listings, we've put together a guide to the must-have camp gear (think backpacks, Converse sneaks and sleeping bags) for kids heading off to both day camp and sleepaway camp. In our Q&A section, experts, among them the executive director of the American Camp Association for New York and New Jersey, answers commonly-asked camp questions like "How do I know if my child is ready for sleepaway camp?"

We're also awarding a free camp session. Through March 16, enter for a chance to win your child a summer program at AMNH, Camp Intrepid, National Academy Museum & School Camp and New Victory Theater’s Comedy Kids Week.

Day camps

  1. 69-26 Cooper Ave , (at 69th Pl), 11385
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  1. Various Locations
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Camp Henry

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 301 Henry St , (between Grand and Montgomery Sts), 10002
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Camp Léman

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 41 Broad St, (between Beaver St and Exchange Pl), 10004
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Sports camps

Asphalt Green Camps

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Various locations,
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Basketball City Summer Camp

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 299 South St, (between Clinton and Montgomery Sts), 10002
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  1. 575 Degraw St, (between Third and Fourth Aves), 11217
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  1. 62 4th St, second floor, (at Hoyt St), 11231
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Family camps

  1. AMC Family Adventure Camps
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Camp Medomak

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Camp Medomak, 178 Liberty Rd, 04574
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  1. Camp Onas, 609 Geigle Hill Rd, 18942
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  1. College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St, 04609
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Camp packing list

Cool camping gear to spice up your kids' summer

Send kids off to camp in style with super-cute accessories, including backpacks, sleeping bags and Converse sneakers, from our summer camp packing list.



Art camps

  1. 343 Grand St, (between Havemeyer St and Marcy Ave), 11211
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Brooklyn Arts for Kids Camp

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 13th St, (at Third Ave), 11215
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Brooklyn Design Lab

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 413A Seventh Ave, (between 13th and 14th Sts), 11215
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Culture Bugs Mini-Camp

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. HiArt, 227 W 29th St, (Between 7th and 8th Aves), 10001
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Museum camps

  1. Queens Museum of Art, (near 11th St and 49th Ave), 11368
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  1. Central Park West, (at 79th St), 10024
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  1. 170 Central Park West, (at 77th St.), 10024
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History Weeks

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 421 E 61st St, (between First and York Aves), 10065
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Academic camps

  1. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, 11238
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  1. 303 Third Ave, (between First St and Carroll St), 11215
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  1. 342 Smith St, (between 2nd and 3rd Sts), 11231
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Curious Jane

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn,
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Q&A's with camp experts

Illustration: Nicole Kenney

Summer camp questions answered!

Navigating the land of summer camps for kids isn’t easy, so we asked the experts for some help with frequently asked questions.



Commuter camps

Blue Rill Day Camp

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 444 Saddle River Rd, 10952
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Buckley Day Camp

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 2 IU Willets Rd, 11576
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Deerkill Day Camp

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 54 Wilder Rd, 10901
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Deer Mountain Day Camp

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 63 Call Hollow Rd, 10970
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Preschool camps

  1. 167 W 89th St, (between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves), 10024
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Camp Apple Seeds

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Various locations,
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Camp Chaverim

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 112 E 75th St, (between Park and Lexington Aves), 10021
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Camp Frolic

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 34 N 6th St, (at Kent Ave), 11249
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See all preschool camps for kids

Camp sweepstakes!

Enter for your chance to win a free camp session!

We are thrilled to give our readers the chance to win a free camp session at one of five amazing summer camps—AMNH, Camp Intrepid, National Academy Museum & School Camp and New Victory Theater’s Comedy Kids Week.


Special interest camps

  1. Made in NY Media Center, 30 John Street, (between Jay and Pearl Sts), 11201
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BAM Youth Summer Programs

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, (between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave), 11217
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  1. 175 Riverside Blvd, (between 68th and 69th Sts), 10069
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Brooklyn Music Factory Camp

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 295 Douglass St, (between Third and Fourth Aves), 11217
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Special needs camps

  1. Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, 10901
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Big Apple Day Program

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, 805 Columbus Ave., (at 100th St.), 10025
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Camp Green Tree

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Aaron School, 309 E 45th St., (between First and Second Aves.), 10017
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  1. Chabad Upper East Side, 419 E 77th St, (between First and York Aves), 10075
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Camps for teens

  1. Central Park West, (at 79th St), 10024
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Banson Fashion Camp

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 1760 Third Ave, (at 97th St), 10022
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  1. 433 West End Ave, (at 81st St), 10024
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Camp Fashion Design NYC

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Radisson Martinique Hotel, 49 W 32nd St , (at Third Ave ), 10001
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