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15 Active Sports Camps For Your Young Athlete

We’ve got to move it, move it! Below are 15 camps that get campers on the court, into the water, or up a wall!

Jack (and Jill) of all sports
There’s never a dull moment at these sports camps that teach the fundamentals of skating, swimming, baseball, basketball, and more.

(Photo via Aviator Sports Center)

Aviator Sports & Event Center
Where: Floyd Bennett Field 3159 Flatbush Ave, 718-758-7500
What: Aviator may be the only place in Brooklyn with year-round hockey and swimming. Young athletes get to sample a variety of sports–ice skating, rock climbing, baseball, soccer–at Aviator. Seasoned athletes can receive specialized instruction in order to improve their skills and techniques.
How much: $495+ (Exclusive offer for BKLYNER readers: First-time campers get $50 off registration for one week of camp, $150 off registration for half session, and $300 off registration for a full-time session. Mention BKLYNER to redeem)

Photo via Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camp
Where: Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, New York, NY 10011, 212-336-6846
What: Chelsea Piers, Manhattan’s premier destination for youth sports, is home to 15 unique sports camps for children and teens, ages 3 to 17. For the past 21 summers, campers have enjoyed world-class facilities, expert instruction and the most exciting sports curriculum available, without ever leaving the city! Bus transportation from Brooklyn is available.
Cost: Pricing varies for full and half day camps
Camp Olympia
Courtesy Camp Olympia

Camp Olympia
Where: John Jay High School 237 7th Ave, and Erasmus Hall 911 Flatbush Ave, 718-748-7084, campolympiany@hotmail.com
What: Future Olympic athletes will play at least 3 sports a day, plus they will swim every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Camp Olympia coaches match camper’s athletic abilities so everyone is included and improves their skills.
How much: $300

Brooklyn Sports and Theater Camp
Where: Holy Angels 337 74th St, 718-745-7776, info@BrooklynSportsCamp.com
What: Athletes will improve their game in baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and more. If your young athlete also enjoys the fine arts, there is an opportunity to delve into both the sports and the arts.
How much: $215

Specialize, specialize, specialize!
If your athlete is obsessed with a particular sport–gymnastics or baseball, for example–here are summer camps to explore those sports in depth.

Photo via Prospect Gymnastics.

Prospect Gymnastics
Where: Prospect Gymnastics, 1023 Church Ave, 718-484-0911, rokeya@prospectgymnastics.com
What: Prospect Gymnastics teaches kids that bravery, confidence and focus is fun! Join this summer for intensive gymnastics, acrobatics, and hip-hop dance alongside art projects, circus workshops, and water activities. Their camps are co-ed, but hurry because space is limited. Gymnastics & Dance Camp: July 10 – 28, Preschool Camp: July 31 – August 11, July 4th Mini Camp: July 3 – 7.
How much: $425+

Courtesy of Home Run Baseball

Home Run Baseball Camp
Where: Parade Grounds Field 7, 202-726-8311, tim@homerunbaseballcamp.com
What: 100 swings on the bat and a baseball game every day: that’s what future MLBers get at Home Run Baseball Camp. They are immersed in baseball practicing fly balls, ground balls, and throwing with Home Run graduates and seasoned coaches.
How much: $380

Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Camp
Where: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave, 718-382-2682, tcard@brooklyncyclones.com
What: This is a short, week-long camp but it’s a fantastic opportunity for baseball enthusiasts to learn from the pros and semi-pros. Every camper receives tickets to a Cyclones baseball game where the kids also get to run the bases after the game.
How much: $200

Photo via Court 16.

Court 16
Where: 526 Baltic Street, 718-875-5550, hello@court16.com
What: Play tennis all summer on one of Court 16’s 5 permanent, air-conditioned courts. Young tennis players receive specialized instruction while they learn to love the game of tennis. Emphasis is put on sportsmanship and fair play.
How much: $575/half day, $675/full day

US Sports Camp Golf – Golf Channel Academy Junior Camps
Where: Marine Park Golf Course 2880 Flatbush Ave, 800-645-3226
What: Golfers as young as six are evaluated on the first day of camp so experienced coaches can provide them with the necessary tools to improve their golf game.
How much: $299/half day, $525/full day

Individual Sports
For the athlete that prefers go it solo instead of playing in a team sport, we have a list of camps catering to individual sports.

surf camps
Courtesy Locals Surf School

Locals Surf School
Where: Beach 69th Street (On the Beach), 347-752-2728, info@LocalsSurfSchool.com
What: Does your child want to learn to surf? All you need to do is show up with a respect for the ocean and your peers. Locals Surf School will teach your child the rest, including and especially surfing safety. (Locals also runs a skateboarding camp offering up a great chance for kids to spend every other week skateboarding and surfing.)
How much: $450

Photo via Brooklyn Fencing Center

Brooklyn Bridge Fencing
Where: 68 Jay St, 646-823-2529, info@brooklynbridgefencing.com
What: Summer is the perfect time to try out fencing. Brooklyn Bridge Fencing introduces fencing to newbies. Experienced fencers will learn advanced techniques and how to improve their form. Emphasis will be placed on developing flexibility and focus.
How much: $700

Brooklyn Fencing Center
Where: 600 Degraw St, 718-522-5822, info@brooklynfencingcenter.com
What: Learn fencing footwork and bladework at Brooklyn Fencing Center. Beginning and experienced fencers will be taught separately for the maximum benefit of both. Beginners will be provided with equipment.
How much: $495

Photo by South Slope News

Homage Skateboard Academy
Where: 615 Degraw Street, Brooklyn NY 11217, 718-596-8151
What: The only prerequisite for skateboard camp: campers are interested in skateboarding. Homage will teach young skaters about skatepark etiquette and skateboarding safety. Only after ground rules have been established will skaters hone their craft and learn wicked cool tricks.
How much: $655/full day, $430/half day

Courtesy Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders
Where: 575 Degraw St, (347) 834-9066, brooklyn.kids@Brooklynboulders.com
What: Rock climbing is both a mental and physical exercise. BKB offers additional activities to enhance the creativity of the day like circus or skateboarding.
How much: $659

FREE Sports Camp
The city offers opportunities to all of its young residents. You don’t have to spend a fortune to be introduced to awesome sports.

(Courtesy City Parks Foundation.)

City Parks Foundation
Where: 80 parks around New York City
What: The City Parks Foundation offers free sports instruction, including golf, tennis, soccer, and track & field, to city residents. The programs are located in city parks and facilities around the city. Peruse their website to find a match for your athlete.
How much: Free

Happy camping!

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