The best basketball camps for kids in NYC

These basketball camps for NYC kiddos will have them passing, dribbling and shooting like the pros in the NBA

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Summer is the perfect opportunity for children to enjoy their favorite activities and perfect their skills. These basketball camps will be the first stop on their path toward NBA stardom. They'll be able to shoot hoops, meet friends and make great memories along the way thanks to these basketball camps for kids in NYC. Game on! 

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Best basketball camps for kids

New York Knicks Summer Basketball Camp

This summer basketball camp lets kids free throw their way to fame. Campers will sharpen their skills through a structured learning experience that focuses on teamwork and personal development. Young b-ballers will learn how to master offense, defense, shooting and game fundamentals while working with current and former Knicks players and coaches. Ages 6–16.   

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Flatiron

Basketball City Summer Camp

Future pros will practice their moves in a state-of-the-art courts. Current and former professional basketball players, as well as high school and college coaches, take campers under their wing and help them improve their skills. Upon arrival each day, attendees warm up with drills, play full-court league games and compete in friendly contests. Ages 7–17.

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Downtown
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dribbl

Children learn basketball basics with a heavier focus on teamwork and sportsmanship than becoming the next LeBron James. In the process, kids will learn (and refine) skills like ball-handling, shooting, passing, running, jumping and sliding! Various locations. Ages 3–14.

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Upper East Side

McBurney Basketball Camp

Youngsters with hoop dreams brush up on their moves with full-court games and skill-building sessions. Along the way, kids also participate in traditional camp pastimes such as arts and crafts, field trips and swims at the nearby YMCA. Ages 7–12.

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West Village
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Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp

With two huge locations—the original five-and-a-half-acre Upper East Side campus and the 52,000-plus-square- foot Battery Park City location— active children can look forward to a summer filled with every sport under the sun at Asphalt Green. Plus there are event ways to show off their creative sides
with circus arts, theater, music, yoga, creative writing and arts
and crafts. Kids who think of themselves as more shark than human will be in an aquatic paradise, as each day includes two swim sessions, one with instruction and another for free-swimming. Young’uns also show off their camp spirit during special events like talent shows, crazy hat day and color war, while older campers can sign up for field trips such as seeing the Mets play at Citi Field. Ages 4.5–13. 

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Upper East Side

Chelsea Piers Basketball Summer Camp

Players can perfect all aspects of their game thanks to this awesome camp. Kids will focus on conditioning, agility and various other techniques with other campers their age. Thanks to a personalized attention, participants will also get to work on shooting, passing and sportsmanship. Ages 12–17.

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Chelsea
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Nike Basketball Camp

This competitive basketball camp helps players of all levels perfect their moves thanks to stellar coaching, discussions about health and nutrition and of course, practice. Your kids will be on their way to scoring a spot on the school team thanks to direction from TJ Jones. Ages 8–17. 

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Midtown West

New York City Basketball League Camp

Little ones will join NYC's premiere basketball coaches as they perfect their skills, improve their game and learn to make friends along the way. What makes the experience all the more exciting is the chance to meet a few NBA players. Your kids will jump at the opportunity to learn from their favorite athletes. Ages 5–17. 

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Midtown West
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Outdoor activities for kids

There are plenty of outdoor activities for kids in New York City—many you'll even love doing as a family! Explore the coolest skating rinks, parks, family attractions, and campgrounds in cooler weather, and check out our favorite NYC beaches, swimming pools and berry-picking hotspots when it's toasty. 

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By: Allie Early

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