The best summer camps for kids in NYC

Find the best summer camps! These summer camps in NYC (and nearby) include art camps, sleepaway camps and more

Photograph: Camp Yomi/Jennifer Weisbord

Consider this your ultimate guide to the best summer camps for kids! These summer camps in NYC, summer camps in NJ and beyond offer super cool offerings for all ages, including things like horseback riding, archery, rock climbing, art, dance, music and plenty more—even sailing! While your younger campers might stick close to home with art camps and nature camps in the city, your older kids might want to adventure beyond the concrete jungle for their first sleepaway camp experience. With science camps, soccer camps, family camps and other great stuff on offer, we're positive you're bound to have the summer of a lifetime.

Oh, and did you know that many local NYC museums and attractions offer summer programs as well? The American Museum of Natural History, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Bronx Zoo all offer spectacular kids' summer camps at reasonable prices. 

Below, find the best summer camps of 2018! And for more summer fun, peek at our favorite summer activities for kids, including visits to your favorite local water parks and indoor water parks.

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Best summer camps for kids

Day camps 2018
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Day camps 2018

Sleepaway camps 2018
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Sleepaway camps 2018

Summer camp supplies for kids
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Summer camp supplies for kids

Academic summer camps for kids 2018
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Academic summer camps for kids 2018

Art camps 2018
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Art camps 2018

Baseball camps 2018
Sports and fitness

Baseball camps 2018

Science camps and STEM camps 2018
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Science camps and STEM camps 2018

Acting camps and performing arts camps 2018
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Acting camps and performing arts camps 2018

Summer camp for teens and tweens 2018
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Summer camp for teens and tweens 2018

Soccer camp 2018
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Soccer camp 2018

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