BKLYNER Brings the Summer Camp Fair to you

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Despite the light dusting of snow and cold weather families from across Brooklyn came to the Camp Expo and Activity Fair at P.S. 139 last Sunday.  Families had the chance to meet camp reps and kids could try their hand a variety of activities from stop motion filmmaking and guitar lessons to tumbling, martial arts, and an indoor campsite.

Here are the camps that were in attendance:

ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater
1203 Church Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(347) 365-6713
Contact: Brittany Couch, info@aldenmovesbk.com

Alden Moves

At ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater, young dancers leap ahead one step at a time—and summer is the perfect time for new students to leap right in and for all students to fine tune technique! In addition to daily dance classes, our summer dancers explore film, delve into costume and set design, and experiment with different styles including ballet, theater jazz, and modern dance. Weekly showcases add to the summer excitement, tying camp projects together and giving parents a sneak peek of weekly activities.

Camp’s specialty: Dance
Campers’ age range: 3.5 – 10
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 2:30pm
Offers extended hours: 5 pm

Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 749-9532
Contact: Jason Vasquez, jvasquez@aviatorsports.com

Fun. Social Skills. Sports. Adventure. It’s all under one roof at Aviator Camps. With a wide range of activities ­possible because of 175,000 square feet of space ­children are introduced to new sports, arts, activities, and educational programs. Activities include Instructional Swimming, Sports, Ice Skating, Arts & Crafts, Improv, Fencing, Science with STEM components, Rock Climbing, Dance, Pedal Karts, Golf, Sky Jump, and much more!

Camp’s specialty: Traditional
Campers’ age range: 3-15
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Offers extended hours: 5:00 – 6:30 PM, and early stay from 7:30 – 9:00 AM

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 5th Avenue Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Brooklyn, New York 11215
(718) 832-0018
Contact: Andrew Jannetti, info@bax.org

BAX’s Summer Arts Program draws from their year-round education programs to provide young artists with opportunities to explore different forms of art and performance each week (including visual art, circus, dance, theater, tumbling, and music) while working towards an informal performance or gallery sharing. Guest arts specialists teach daily workshops, while a well-trained staff of group leaders and counselors support indoor and outdoor play and performance activities.

Camp’s specialty: Performing & Visual Arts
Campers’ age range: Entering grades K-6th
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Backyard Basecamp

(435) 513-8953
Contact:

Backyard Basecamp is a youth mountaineering program.

Backyard Basecamp

Based in Brooklyn and the surrounding mountains, we take 2nd – 7th graders camping, hiking, and backpacking. Basecampers face challenges where teamwork and tenacity are essential. We teach wilderness skills, environmental protection, and grow resilience, empathy, and self-respect. Your child will experience a summer that is simple, unplugged, and close to nature.

Register today for a two-week session. Week one is day-camp style based in Prospect Park. Week two is a sleep-away camp at Harriman State Park. Drop off & Pick up is near Grand Army Plaza.

Camp’s specialty: Outdoor, Adventure
Campers’ age range: 2nd – 7th grade

Brooklyn Game Lab
310 7th Ave Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 788-1121
Contact: Mary Sternbach, Frontdesk@brooklyngamelab.com

Brooklyn Game Lab offers boardgame play and design, plus outdoor live-action role play. Kids love playing the best modern board games with new friends and old!

Camp’s specialty: Board Games
Campers’ age range: 6.5 – 14
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Offers extended hours: early drop off at 8 am; and yes extended hours until 6 pm

The Brooklyn Ripple

903 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225
(347) 751-3090
Contact: Gabrielle Clarke,

Athletes (4-12y) can come enjoy an active, inclusive, joyous experience at The Brooklyn Ripple Summer League. Imagine all your favorite sports- swimming, soccer, basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, cross country track, spikeball all in one place! After event(s) week, enjoy well-deserved team outings of rock climbing and Dorney Park, that are bursting of good times, genuine camaraderie and FUN in the sun, see you soon!

Camp’s specialty: Sports
Campers’ age range: 4 – 12 years
Hours of operation: 7:45am – 5:00pm

Camp Eagle Hill

33 Barclay Road
ScarsdaleNY 10583
(914) 725-4876
Contact: Jesse Scherer, 

Camp Eagle Hill, an overnight camp in Scarsdale, NY is a well-balanced mix of athletics, arts, and waterfront activities. Designed to keep campers busy throughout the day, the camp program ensures that campers spend as much time as possible being active during their stay.

Camp’s specialty: Sleepaway
Campers’ age range: 1st – 9th Grade

Camp Ma-He-Tu

520 Seven Lakes Drive, K-24
Bear MountainNew York 10911
(631) 351-1657
Contact: Marion Schumacher, 

Camp’s specialty: SleepawayCamp Ma-He-Tu is a small, personal sleep-away camp for girls ages 7-15 established over 80 years ago along the shores of Lake Kanawauke in Harriman State Park, just 40 miles north of the city!

All of our campers, from youngest to oldest, find a place where they can be themselves and safely enjoy exciting adventures, learn new skills and make life-long friends in a supportive, caring, and FUN environment!

Camp’s specialty: Sleepaway
Campers’ age range: 7- 15 years

Camp Maritime
3000 Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11235
(718) 332-4859
Contact: Elliot Groman, havefun@campmaritime.com

Camp Maritime is NYC’s Only All Water Sports Adventure Camp! Our curriculum combines world-class nautical sports with learning, safety, and fun. There are hundreds of clean government protected water sites, private surf beaches and fishing lakes in the five boroughs. Your kids will discover these hidden treasures with every day being a new adventure!

Camp’s specialty: Water Sports
Campers’ age range: 8-14
Hours of operation: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Offers extended hours: No, but they provide transportation
Specials and discounts:  Save $125 on Registration through February 1st with promo code BKLYNER

Cinemakidz
693 east 18 street
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(917) 974-0498
Contact: Ingrid Aravena, info@Cinemakidz.com

CinemaKidz offers children the chance to become Filmmakers, Animators, Movie-stars, and

Cinema Kidz

Adventurers when they join us for a week-long creative steam experience. Guided by industry professionals and experienced educators, campers work as a team to learn the technical art of film or animation and find their creative voice.

Camp’s specialty: Film and Animation Steam Day Camp
Campers’ age range: 6-14
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Offers extended hours until 6 pm

Cynthia King Dance Studio
21 Snyder Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 521-4043
Contact: Cynthia King, info@cynthiakingdance.com

Ezra Guitar Summer Arts Conservancy

785 Coney Island Avenue btw Cortelyou and Dorchester Roads
BrooklynNY 11218 

(718) 434-2103
Contact: Sarah Fabbricatore-Alwa, 

A celebration of artistic expression from around the globe! This summer campers can choose to travel to India, Brazil, The British Isles, or all three! Each two-week session explores the beautiful and unique music, theatre, art and folktales of each region. Performances on the last Friday of each for family and friends! Students receive daily: Guitar lessons, Theatre class, Visual art, a lively World Music “Jump and Jam session!” and outdoor play time!

Camp’s specialty: Music and Theatre
Campers’ age range: K – 6th Grade
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 4:00pm

International School of Brooklyn Summer Camp

(718) 369-3023
Contact: Kristen Moreland, 

Summer Language Fun at International School of Brooklyn!

International School of Brooklyn

ISB’s French and Spanish Language Immersion Summer Program captures the best of summer fun with language learning! ISB’s warm and welcoming atmosphere makes our Summer Program a great experience for children of all language levels. Beginners grasp the rhythm of the language, learn songs, and build daily vocabulary, while more advanced speakers enhance their skills by learning new words and practicing the language with their peers. It’s summer fun with an international flair!
ISB Summer runs from Monday, June 24 to Friday, August 2 and is open to students entering Pre-K (4’s) through 3rd Grade.

Camp’s specialty: Spanish Language Immersion
Campers’ age range: Pre-K – 3rd Grade
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 3:00pm with complimentary early drop-off starting at 8am; optional extended fun is available from 3pm-6pm for an additional fee.


JCC Brooklyn Windsor Terrace
1224 Prospect Ave.
BrooklynNew York 11218
(718) 407-6377
Contact: Ilona Zeltser, izeltser@jcc-brooklyn.org

JCC Brooklyn Summer Day Camps provide a safe and exciting environment where children can build lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime. They believe that the summer camp experience should be fun and informative; exciting and supportive and challenging and rewarding.

Camp’s specialty: Day Camp
Campers’ age range: 4-14
Hours of operation: 8:30am – 4:15pm, Offers extended hours until 6pm

Kids in the Game Summer Camp
Saint Saviour High School,
588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(212) 634-7262
Contact: Sheryl Katz, sheryl@kidsinthegame.com

Kids in the Game puts on the city’s most affordable and well-balanced 8-week camp for kids entering Pre-K4 through 8th grade. Kids in the Game Summer Camp provides a range of activities including sports, arts & crafts, Zumba, STEM, and swimming.

Camp’s specialty: All! Day camp including sports, games, art, dance, STEM, swimming.
Campers’ age range: 3-13
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Offers extended hours until 6 pm

The Children’s Academy at LIU Brooklyn
LIU Brooklyn One University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(917) 605-5624
Contact: Michael Randazzo, michael.randazzo@gmail.com

Beginning June 25th and running for eight weeks, LIU Brooklyn offers programs for children ages 3 to 14 that focus on creativity, academics, and athletics on the downtown Brooklyn campus of one of America’s largest private universities.

Camp’s specialty: Day and Sports
Campers’ age range: 3-14
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Marks JCH
7802 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11214
(718) 943-6343
Contact: Julia Linetskiy, julia@jchb.org

Summer 2018 has tons of fun, excitement, and adventure in store for Marks JCH campers ages 2-14. With trips for children of all ages to Sesame Place, Hershey Park, Dorney Park, Outdoor Adventure Courses, Museums, Zoos, and Theater all over NYC and beyond. Our youngest campers enjoy professional performances without ever leaving our facility, daily swimming, gymnastics, and other developmental activities. While children in grade school explore of the world around them at our beautiful outdoor Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, with boating, archery, daily instructional swim, drama, and sports. Campers in middle school focus on developing specialty skills in an area of their choice, including STEM, Krav Maga, Jewelry Making, and Theater. Our oldest teens enjoy overnight trips to Baltimore, Washington DC, and Club Getaway.

Camp’s specialty: Traditional day camp, travel day camp for teens, outdoor activities, weekly trips, overnight trips.
Campers’ age range: 2-14
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Extended hours: early morning drop off is from 7:45am and late stay is until 6:30pm

NORY

Multiple locations – (Pine Street School) Brooklyn and Manhattan
(914) 996-6607
Contact: Matthew Trainor, 

NORY offers dynamic camps and afterschool programs for children ages 3 – 12 throughout NYC. Each week, your child will be immersed into an eye-opening theme and take on creative challenges with their peers as a team. Our experiential learning program allows your innovator to design and find their own solutions to problems and fail without fear as they develop valuable skills for innovators including resiliency, teamwork, and inquisitiveness.

On top of our renowned robotics and science, each day has a specialty activity from team sports to creative art projects to help develop soft skills relevant to the weekly theme. This summer, enjoy New York’s most well-rounded playground for innovators

Camp’s specialty: Sports and STEM
Campers’ age range: 3-12
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 1:00pm. 9:00 – 5:00 PM(half day and full day options available)

Piper Theatre
Contact: John McEneny, 

At Piper, children, ages 6 – 16, spend the month of July creating worlds of imagination and

Piper Theater

wonder at the Old Stone House & Washington Park. Under the guidance of John P. McEneny and our extraordinary teachers, students create full-scale productions, performed outdoors on our professional stage. Younger children perform inside the Old Stone House.

Your favorite programs and directors are back along with new workshops as well! Piper Theatre Two and Four Week Workshops, two Musicals, Technical Intensive, Piper UK, and Starlings Actor’s Toolkit Improv, Drama and Puppetry Workshops!

New this year will be an Early Childhood Program specifically designed to introduce theatre and all of its magic to rising 1st and 2nd graders!

Camp’s specialty: Performing Arts
Campers’ age range: 6-16
Hours of operation: 9 – 3 pm (Early drop off and extended day available)

Pocono Springs Camp

48 Pocono Springs Way
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 

(570) 218-5800
Contact:  Scott Leonard, 

The Pocono Springs unique 5-week program was created to provide our campers with the full camp experience, while still leaving time for family activities, specialty camps, and other summer fun outside of camp.

Camp’s specialty: Sleepaway
Campers’ age range: 7 – 9th Grade

Prospect Gymnastics
1023 Church Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY, 11218
718-484-0911
Contact: Mina Marsow, info@prospectgymnastics.com

Join Prospect Gymnastics this summer for intensive gymnastics training and hip-hop dance alongside fun art projects and water activities. Their professional choreographers and USA gymnastics certified coaches will work every week on a themed hip-hop dance with specific gymnastics and acrobatics skills. Camp runs in one week sessions. Every Friday, campers perform what they learned that week!

Camp’s specialty: Gymnastics, art projects and water activities
Campers’ age range: 3-8
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 3:30pm. Drop Off/Pick Up: Drop off starts at 8:45 AM. Pick up is between 3:15 and 3:30 PM.

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp
575 Eighth Avenue 11th floor
New York, NY 10018
(917) 595-1500
Contact: Elyssa Gaffin, elyssa@sproutbrooklyn.org

Sprout Brooklyn is a place where children from a wide spectrum of backgrounds join together to create a joyful, diverse community built on Jewish values, a connection to Israel and the Hebrew language. No previous Hebrew experience is necessary to be part of the Sprout Brooklyn community.

Camp’s specialty: Traditional Camp/Hebrew Dual Language
Campers’ age range: Entering Pre-K through 4th grade
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Textile Arts Center Summer Camp
505 Carroll st.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 369-0222
Contact: Lisa Sikorski, info@textileartscenter.com

Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes campers ages 5-13 to create and connect with the world of contemporary and historical textiles in interactive and exciting week-long programs. With each new session of camp, your child will create an in-depth project in Weaving Class or Textile Surface Design Class, as well as daily craft projects using fiber and textile processes and concepts drawn from the exhibition we visit on our field trip.

Camp’s specialty: Day Art Camp
Campers’ age range: 5-11
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Extended hours: until 6:00 pm (for $15 per day)

TADA! Youth Theater

(212) 252-1619
Contact: Katy Knowles, 

In just 5 days, your shining star will write, rehearse, and perform a brand new musical to perform in front of family and friends! Through the guidance of our amazing. Our professional Teaching Artists will improve your child will learn the basics of singing, acting, and dancing, making their performance one to remember!

Camp’s specialty: Performing Arts
Campers’ age range: 3-12
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 5:00pm (9-1pm for 3- 5 year old)

Trail Blazers
394 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(212) 929-7106
Contact: Molly McCue, registration@traiblazers.org

Since 1887, Trail Blazers programs have connected children to nature. Join us at Brooklyn Day Camp (Grades PreK-5) or Overnight Camp (Grades K-10). Come outside and play, adventure awaits. Unplug from technology and connect to nature and each other at our overnight and day camp adventures.

Camp’s specialty: Outdoor, adventure, nature, day, overnight
Campers’ age range: Grades PreK -5 (day); 1-10 (overnight)
Hours of operation: 8:00am – 4:00pm *Offers extended hours
Specials and discounts: Sliding scale, scholarships available. HRA vouchers accepted for day camp.

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 625-3685
Contact: Karina Oumov, karina@urbanglass.org

Located in the heart of Brooklyn, UrbanGlass offers youth and family camps in a variety of glassmaking techniques like glassblowing, bead making, neon lighting and more! Designed to introduce young artists ages 9-18 to the creative potential of this unique material, our camps emphasize studio safety and etiquette along with fun, empowerment, and exploration.

Camp’s specialty: day, art, glass, glassblowing, neon, glass fusing, glass bead making, glass mosaics
Campers’ age range: 9-18
Hours of operation: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Urban Martial Arts Sports Summer Camp
965 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11230
Contact: Serge Sognonvi, owner@urbandojo.com

Skudin Surf – Rockaway Beach
Beach 67th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11692
(516) 318-3993

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