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12 Summer-Long Camps To Cure The Winter Blues

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After yesterday’s snow day (and now trudging through it today!), aren’t you ready to book summer camp? Here’s a list of camps around the borough where you can secure the whole summer in one swoop.

Southern Brooklyn

Aviator Sports Camp
Where: 3159 Flatbush Ave, 718-758-7500, [email protected]
What: Aviator has both a traditional camp and a sports camp. Both camps include activities like instructional swim, yoga, arts, and weekly outings. The sports camp also includes a variety of sports like soccer, gymnastics, and ice skating. Your child can also specialize in a specific sport. Regardless of the type of camp or the athletic level of your camper, an Aviator summer is bound to be fun!
How much: $495+ for a week, $2685+ for the full summer

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Marks JCH Summer Camp
Where: 7802 Bay Parkway, 718-943-6343
What: Do you know why JCH summer camp has been around for over 90 years? It’s because this is where children form lifelong friendships plus camp fun and Jewish culture. Among the cool activities, campers will travel to theme parks, swim, and even some cool overnight excursions! JCH also offers a camp for kids with special needs.
How much: $1,550+ half season, $2430+ full season. Other options are available.

Photo via Kings Bay Y.

Kings Bay Y
Where: 3495 Nostrand Ave, 718-648-7703, [email protected]
What: Kings Bay Y has something for everyone including STEM, basketball, Hebrew dual language, sleep away, and inclusion camps. Camps are designed to meet the age-appropriate needs of the campers while providing the best summer experience available. Campers take advantage of Kings Bay Y’s two locations which include a private, air-conditioned bowling alley. The new teen travel camp allows teenagers to safely explore the greatest city in the world!
How much: Depends on your camp. Discount for booking before May 1.

Photo via Manhattan Beach Summer Camp.

Manhattan Beach Summer Camp
Where: 60 West End Ave, 347-788-8669, [email protected]
What: Manhattan Beach has a large indoor/outdoor, air-conditioned facility with heated inground pools, a game room, Olympic size basketball courts, and more. A child could spend all summer there and never get bored — with educational trips, art, dance, sporting activities, science experiments, and more.
How much: $360+ per week, $2,400+ full season. $150 off full summer if register by March 31

open house
Photo via Mill Basin Day Camp

Mill Basin Day Camp
Where: 5945 Strickland Ave, 718-251-6200, [email protected]
What: Mill Basin Day Camp is already 92 percent full — so act fast. Campers swim every day in Mill Basin’s private, inground pool. They compete in friendly basketball games on the outdoor courts and frolic around on the playground equipment. These resources, plus the supportive staff, ensure the campers love their summer and go back to school with an “I can” attitude.
How much: Customized schedule based on your needs.

Central Brooklyn

Photo via Trail Blazers.

Trail Blazers
Where: 394 Rogers Ave, 212-529-5113, Sleepaway camp: 210 Deckertown Turnpike, Montague, NJ, 973-875-4116, [email protected]
What: If you’re looking to knock the summer camp out at one place while looking forward to sending your child to the same place for years to come, look no further than Trail Blazers’ summer day or overnight camps. Young campers are encouraged to think and grow while they explore nature. They are also given opportunities to develop independent thinking and leadership skills. As they get older, they are trained to be leaders and given responsibilities within the camp. Trail Blazers isn’t just a summer, it’s a lifelong learning opportunity.
How much: Tier system starting at $110 for partial week

Northern Brooklyn

Photo via BASIS.

BASIS Independent Brooklyn
Where: 556 Columbia St, 718-643-6302, [email protected]
What: Summer enrichment doesn’t have to feel like work. At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, learning is fabulously fun! Campers don’t just learn science, history, and language, they experience it. They live through the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s by dressing in period clothes and dancing to music from those eras. They learn Mandarin through complete immersion. They explore science by doing cool things like creating a hot air balloon.
How much: $350+ for half day, $575+ for full day

Camp Bed-Stuy
Where: 14 DeKalb Ave, 718-219-1405
What: Brooklyn is Camp Bed-Stuy’s playground, and they take full advantage of all of Brooklyn’s resources. Campers enjoy state of the art sports and arts facilities, depending on the day’s activity. Plus, Camp Bed-Stuy instills the values of community and friendship in each of its campers. That’s why 90 percent of Camp Bed-Stuy campers return!
How much: $500 for 2-week session

midwinter break
Photo via Park Slope Day Camp

Park Slope Day Camp
Where: Five locations; in Park Slope, 339 8th St & 752 President St; in Windsor Terrace, 241 Prospect Park West; in Bay Ridge, 8515 Ridge Blvd; in Carroll Gardens, 342 Smith St.
What: Park Slope Day Camp hosts one of the most comprehensive summer experiences in Brooklyn. You can book your child for a fun, basic camp, or add on circus camp and soccer camp. You can mix and match weeks to fit your family’s schedule. Bonus: Park Slope Day Camp runs all the way through to September 1st, longer than most camps!
How much: $700+, 5 percent discount for 7 or more weeks

Oasis in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Where: Summer office is at St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, 646-519-5069, [email protected]
What: Oasis takes advantage of Brooklyn’s unique park and recreation resources including playgrounds at Brooklyn Bridge Park, swimming at St. Francis College, indoor activities at Grace Church, more swimming at Red Hook and Sunset Park, and baseball at Van Voorhees Park. Campers spend the summer exploring outdoor activities, swimming, and team building.
How much: $1060+ for 2 weeks

Photo via Greene Hill Summer Camp.

Greene Hill School
Where: 39 Adelphi St, 718-230-3608, [email protected]
What: Greene Hill School’s progressive, nurturing, and child-centered teachers run Greene Hill’s summer camp, which is open to the community. Younger kids enjoy an activity filled day with indoor and outdoor play, plus special classes like music and movement. Older campers focus on the visual arts creating masterpieces of poetry and painting.
How much: $450/week, 10 percent discount for registering before April 1

Kiddie Academy
Where: 288 South 5th St, 718-559-5437
What: Kiddie Academy developed their own child-centered, age-appropriate CampVentures which inspires imagination through exciting activities. Toddlers explore literature, including sign language and Spanish, through music and movement. School-aged campers exercise their imaginations through problem-solving. The entire summer will be about investigating, constructing, designing, and inventing.
How much: Contact Kiddie Academy to see what fits your needs.

Happy camping!

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