For six decades, children have escaped sweaty summers in cramped NYC apartments for 25 acres of mountains, lakefront and air- conditioned cabins. While certain activities are a given—lunch (duh) and two swim periods (excellent instructors are on hand for beginners and for experienced kids looking to perfect their strokes)—a wide range of other activities spanning arts, sports, recreational fun and outdoor adventure leave lasting impressions. Campers enjoy the natural lake aboard bumper boats, canoes and paddleboards, get their thrills on the zip line and climbing walls, sing and dance their hearts out in performing arts classes and try their hardest at various sports (among them tennis, softball, fencing and cricket). Ages 3–15.
|Venue name:||Deer Mountain Day Camp||Contact:|
63 Call Hollow Rd
|Price:||June 27–Aug 19: Mon–Fri 9am–4pm; four-, six- and eight-week sessions available. $5,090–$8,595. Round-trip transportation from Manhattan, Brooklyn and other NYC metropolitan areas.|