Camps

Fencing, Baseball, African dance and all-around fun day camps

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To be a kid in Brooklyn today. What’s their fancy – fencing? baseball? African dance? Art? Tinkerer? or are do they want to try everything? These Brooklyn camps bring out new skills and make for an exciting summer. Let summer be a time for exploration.

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 beginners and even provides all the necessary equipment to summer campers. New fencers will have a great time learning the fundamentals of the fencing via coordination games, footwork exercises, and blade work. Kids will be fencing bouts against each other before they know it. Experienced fencers will learn advanced techniques and tactics to improve their results.

Home Run Baseball Camp

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Where: Parade Grounds Field 7, 202-726-8311, tim@homerunbaseballcamp.com
What: Future major leaguers spend all morning practicing the fundamentals of baseball: swings, fly balls, ground balls, line drives, pitching, and more. During the afternoon it’s time to put their skills to work. Campers break up into teams and play ball! Ballplayers 4 to 12 are all welcome- regardless of experience level.
How much: Single Child: $400.00 per Session. Sibling Discount: 50% off

Park Slope Day Camp

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Where: Park Slope Day Camp has five locations: North Slope, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens and Bay Ridge. Pick up and drop off on air-conditioned shuttle buses available from most areas in the borough.
What: Active, experiential, cultured, and kind, Park Slope Day Camp combines the best of traditional camp activities with sports, arts, science, and trips to create a camp experience like no other.
For more information, call (718) 788-7732 or visit www.parkslopedaycamp.com.

Cumbe’s Dance, Drum & Imagination Summer Camp

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Where: @ RestorationART 1368 Fulton Street (between Brooklyn Ave and New York Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11216
What: At Cumbe’s Dance, Drum & Imagination Summer camp, the goal is to tap into children’s amazing capacity for imagination and wonder, while introducing them to the joy and vitality of dance, song, and rhythms of Africa and its Diaspora.
This intimate camp includes cohorts of 14 students, empowering teachers to properly serve your child. Campers will learn how to work with others, exchange ideas and create a production they are proud to share. At the end of each two-week session, campers and instructors put on a show demonstrating all they’ve done.
Visit http://bit.ly/cumbesummer for more information.

Alamander

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Where: 372 Clinton Ave., 610-823-3888, directors@alamander.org
What: Alamander provides a supportive, structured environment where campers can safely and securely explore ideas. Each session begins with a springboard topic. For younger campers, we draw inspiration from a material, like cloth, wood or clay. Older campers explore themes including Comic Books, Tiny Worlds, and Flea Market.  Each topic is broad enough to allow varied entry points, so kids can access work that interests them individually and find success in collaboration. Every week includes daily park trips, lots of time for free play, and a fun NYC excursion.
How much: $450/ week from 8:30 am to 3pm (early bird discount $400/week until March 15th)

Soapbox Derby – Open Source Gallery


Where: 17th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, South Slope
What: Campers are introduced to a variety of tools (under adult supervision) as they build their contraptions with hammers, nails, handsaws, screws, etc.  Kids design, sketch and make drawings of their invention, and then start making their idea a reality. Found objects are a part of many of the designs and kids test their designs at each stage. Throughout the day, kids also take breaks to play ball and have free play at the park/playground.
At the end of the summer, kids show off their soapboxes at a community event  The Annual Soapbox Derby. 

Mark your calendar – on Sunday, March 25 BKLYNER will host a Camp Fair at PS 130 – The Parkside School.  The Fair is free and open to the public. 

Register HERE and you will be entered to win a BKLYNER T or Tote.

More information HERE

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