Camp Directory 2015

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If the winter blues have you down, then now’s the time to plan for summer.

AYSO Soccer Camp
Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave., Sleepy Hollow
Phone: 914-560-6067 or email:
Dates: August 10 to 14, and August 17 to 21 (two sessions)

Now in its 16th season, AYSO and Sleepy Hollow Football Club will be offering two week-long summer camps open to players aged 4 to 16. Mini-camp, half-day and full-day camps are available. 

Breezemont Day Camp
62 Cox Avenue Armonk NY 10504
(914) 376-1936 or
Dates: June 29-August 21 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 week options, Full or “abreeziated” day

Summer 2015 brings exciting changes to Breezemont Day Camp- upgraded and improved facilities, new programs, and extensive renovations. A new zip line and a new aerial adventure course, redesigned swim program, towel service, morning snack, amphitheatre, gymnastics pavillion, baseball complex including batting cage, introducing lacrosse, ceramics, digital arts and jewelry-making.

The only day camp in Westchester with a lake and six swimming pools, its well-rounded waterfront program includes canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and paddle boats, and swim instruction for all levels. Instructional swim and land sports; children choose activities that interest them from land sports, performing arts, creative/fine arts, aquatics, outdoor adventure, fine art, such as ceramics, arts and crafts, jewelry making, or an outdoor activity, such as fishing, wilderness or nature. Healthy lunch midday and afternoon snack before they go home. Transportation is via air conditioned school buses or Department of Transportation-inspected vehicles; door-to-door pick up and drop-off.

Challenge Camp
School of the Holy Child in Rye
2225 Westchester Ave., Rye
Phone: 914-779-6024
Dates: Session 1 – June 29 to July 24 (four weeks); Session 2 – July 27 to August 14 (three weeks)

Open the door to a delightful and meaningful summer of fun and learning for your bright and curious child. Challenge Camp, an ACA accredited camp in Rye, NY. Courses range from 3D printing, cooking, magic, robotics and more, including sports and swimming. Bus transportation, early/extended day and Kosher lunch options.

Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI)
Irvington, NY
Phone: Call 914-487-3354 or

ELFI promotes leadership in young women through self-empowerment, connection with others and activism in their communities. We encourage young women to find and proclaim their voice, cultivate personal philosophies of success, explore their passions, build connections with self, each other and the community, and engage as agents of change in their world.

DATES: Two sessions of Activating Leadership, a 12-day program for participants entering grades 10 to 12; starting July 6 and August 3. Summer leadership programs for youth entering grades 9-12. Intro to EFLI is a five-day exploratory program for rising 9th graders, July 27 to 31. Leading from Within is EFLI’s first program for young men entering grades 10 to 12, August 3 to 14. More information on these and additional offerings can be found online at

Applicants are asked to submit completed applications online at by any of the three following deadlines: March 1, April 5, or May 3. Tuition is $750 to $1200, cost should never be a deterrent from applying – financial aid available to all.

Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center
171 Sheldon Avenue, Tarrytown
Phone: 914-631-2126 or
Dates: July 6 to August 21

The EMCCC is for children ages 5 to 12. Camp days are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.; children can be dropped of as early as 7 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m. Full day services will be offered as well for school age children needing additional summer care during the weeks of August 24 and August 31. 

Campers will receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack each day. The program includes weekly trips and a variety of interesting activities. In the past, EMCCC campers have visited museums, gone swimming, had picnics, participated in music and dance programs, talent shows, and karate instruction. They have enjoyed fascinating interactive science demonstrations offered by Mad Science of Westchester, and have interacted with animals brought in by The Nature of Things A summer reading program is offered as well. Full use is made of the EMCCC campus that includes playgrounds, a basketball court, a tennis court and a ball field. All campers receive an EMCCC camp T-shirt. Our year-round professional staff provides camper supervision.

Family YMCA at Tarrytown Summer Camps
The Y offers an array of summer camps this year, including traditional day camp and specialty camps with morning and afternoon sessions, month-long programs, and one and two-week sessions. A full “a la carte” registration form will be easy to complete. For specific programs, see our brochure at

Y-ELC Summer Day Camp
Early Learning Center at Tappan Hill,
50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown
Phone: 914-418-5561 or

For infants to age 6: Indoor and outdoor play, sports and games, arts and crafts, story time, cheers and campfire songs, special events, and more.

YMCA Specialty Camps:
Early Learning Center at Tappan Hill
50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown
Phone: 914-418-5562 or

For ages 7 to 18: Choose from Summer Shakespeare, Theatre Arts, Improv, Dance, Rock, Circus, Poetry/Story Slam, Fashion, Magic, Aviation and Chess Specialty Camps. Combine morning and afternoon activities to create an exciting, challenging and fun experience, with our professional staff of artists.

Y Summer Shakespeare Camp
Y Summer Shakespeare Camp

Y Summer Shakespeare: Celebrating our 11th Anniversary! Join this intensive, wildly fun four-week, half day program culminating in multiple performances of Les Miserables (Teen Troupe) and Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale (Youth Troupe) the first weekend in August. Hone your craft and produce a show!

Y Theatre Arts Camp: Create the sets, props and costumes for the Summer Shakespeare productions during this half day camp running in July. Vera Zamdmer and Stewart Lee, Co-Directors.

Y Dance Academy (YDA) Summer Dance Intensives: Develop technique and artistry in a fun, nurturing and creative environment during our summer dance intensive programs for ages 5-18, levels beginner to advanced. Please contact the YDA office for details and registration information: 914-631-4807 x32. Jane Alexandre, Director.

Y Improv Camp: Kids “get their funnies out” on in these week-long sessions that help them develop self-confidence, quick-thinking skills, teamwork, and public speaking abilities while getting them on their feet, laughing and being as silly as they wanna be. Weekly, half day sessions running in July. David Neilsen, Camp Director.

Y Circus Arts Camp: Enjoy and learn clowning, tumbling, wire-walking, balancing globes, juggling, rings, trapeze, spanish web, silk, ropes and other acts which will all be performed in an end-of-session extravaganza. An opportunity to try new circus arts without participating in the show is also available. Two week and one week sessions run throughout the summer. Hilary Sweeney and Carlo Pellegrini, Co-Directors.

Y Poetry Camps
Y Poetry Camps

Poetry & Story Slam Workshops: a collaboration with The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. Youth: one week, afternoon camp in July. Teen: one week, full day workshop in August. Work with experts and engage in walkabouts to write and perform original material. 

Rockin’ Hood Camp: This August, David Neilsen and Neal Spitzer will guide kids through another laugh-out-loud musical extravaganza. Students will act, sing and/or play instruments to popular favorites while presenting an original take on a classic tale in this two-week, full-day musical theatre program. August 3 – 7 and/or August 10 – 14; David Neilsen and Neal Spitzer, Co-Directors.

Happi Nest Day Camp
25 N. Broadway Irvington
Phone: 914-591-5588 or
Dates: June 25 to August 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; optional extended program to 2 p.m.

For 35 years, our camp has afforded young campers a bucolic, relaxed, and friendly camp experience, with activity and supervision needs for ages 2 to children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. At least one staff member for every three campers makes a unique and safe experience in two fully, fenced-in grassy acres. Fun activities, a daily music specialist, and special events. 

JCC on the Hudson Day Camps
371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
Dates: June 29 to August 14; post-season specialty camps August 17-21

JCC Country Day Camp
Ages 5-15. Three daily swims, progressive sports instruction, creative and performing arts, Jewish culture, special events and theme days. Day trips for ages 11+. Leaders-in-Training (ages 14-15) earn two Red Cross certifications. Our 95-acre wooded site has a three-pool aquatic complex, ball fields, archery range, sports court, amphitheater, boating lake, hiking trails, petting zoo, covered shelters and more. 

Country Day Camp’s Integrated Division is a unique, inclusive experience for children with mild-to-moderate developmental and autism spectrum disorders. Ages 5-16. An integrated internship program accepts ages 14-21.

Little Friends Day Camp @ The J
Ages 2-5 ( must turn 2 yrs. in 2015). An authentic first day camp experience. Indoors (with a/c) and outdoor play. Age-appropriate “specials” led by experts may include karate, science and nature, creative dramatics, music, art and more. Offsite swim for ages 4+.

Summer Doesn’t End (specialty mini-camps):

JCC-on-the-Go (K-6) A week of adventures: from water parks to shows, to unique places to explore.

Camp Xtra @ Country Day (K-6) An extra week to be active and outdoors at Country Day. Campers choose a “major” to explore: basketball, soccer or Arts in Nature.

Gymnastics Week (Girls 5+, with some experience) Gymnastic skills, games, art projects and other activities!

Kiwi Country Day Camp
Kiwi Country Day Camp

Kiwi Country Day Camp
825 Union Valley Road, Carmel
Phone: 914-276-CAMP (2267) 
Dates: June 29 to August 21

For 64 years Kiwi Country Day Camp has provided campers with an authentic traditional camp experience. Our core program offers campers a variety of sports, adventure, performing/creative arts and daily instructional swim led by professional educators. Schedule a personal family tour and see for yourself that Kiwi Country Day Camp provides the most for your children.

OnTrack Sport Center
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
Phone: 914-909-2974 or email:
Dates: Select weeks June, July, August.

Soccer clinics for kids ages 4 to 14. Leagues, clinics, and training – instructional and competitive – for adults and children through teenagers. Ongoing programs during the summer months in indoor sports facility with batting cages and two regulation futsal (artificial grass) turf fields. OnTrack Sport Center, adjacent to the Tarrytown train station, was chosen by New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer to host its Regional Development School.

Pocantico Hills Day Camp
599 Bedford Rd., Sleepy Hollow
Phone: 914-631-2440, ext. 704
Dates: June 29 to August 7

The goal of the camp is to provide children with opportunities to build character and grow. The energy, leadership skills, and deep-rooted commitment of the entire staff make our camp truly unique. Our love of camp is evident in the programming we provide and individual attention we give to each child in our care.

Purchase College Youth and Preco lege Programs in the Arts
735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase
Phone: 914-251-6500 or
Dates: Three session: June 29 to July 10, July 13 to July 24, July 27 to August 7

The summer youth and precollege programs in the arts at Purchase College provide a unique opportunity to spend the summer exploring the visual and performing arts, and more, under the guidance of experienced instructors and practicing artists. Grouped by grade, these programs are designed to enable the exploration of a variety of artistic genres.

Squire Camp
Squire Camp

Squire Camps at Maria Regina High School
Mailing address: PO Box 885
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone: 914-328-3798 or
Date: June 29 to August 14

Campers customize and design their own schedules from more than 50 exciting courses, including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, Legos, sports and more, led by certified teachers. Squire also operates a Tennis and All Sports Academy. Kindergarten to grade 9. Hot lunch and early drop-off included. Field trips and special events. Transportation and extended day available.

Summer Arts Camps (Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow)
Phone: 914-631-0504 or
Email is preferred

Younger Campers

Multi Arts Camp, Location TBD, Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow
Campers rotate through four arts activities each day – a lively mix of visual arts, music, African drumming, movement and theater games led by professional teaching artists. Caring counselors stay with campers throughout each morning’s fun-filled activities.
Grades K-4. Dates: Mondays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, July 6, 13 and 20.
Grades 4 and Up

Open Call Drama Camp, Washington Irving School, Tarrytown
Peter Royston will lead a week-long theater camp featuring theater games and an entertaining and engaging script, perfect for this age group. This summer will feature Mr. Royston’s newest adventure tale, Double AA and the Dark Dimension, with great parts for budding thespians.
Grades 4 to 6. Monday to Friday, June 29 to July 3, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Clay Camp, Sleepy Hollow High School art rooms
There are so many things to love about working with clay: Whacking, rolling, shaping, glazing or using the potter’s wheel. Campers also enjoy the amazing transformation from wet gloppy clay to hard, shiny kiln-fired ceramic keepsakes. Different projects each week.
Grades 4 to 8; two sections: Mondays to Fridays, July 6 and 13, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Architecture for Kids: Draw It, Design It, Build It
In Dobbs Ferry-based Arch For Kids, skilled architect educators will lead group and individual projects. Campers will use their imagination to create solutions to solve design challenges and become more aware of the buildings and spaces in the community.
Grades 4 to 6, Monday to Friday, Mon-Fri June 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tarrytown Nursery School Camp & Summer Science Fridays
15 West Elizabeth St., Tarrytown
Phone: 914-631-8227 or email:
Dates: Monday to Thursday, June 1 to
July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fun weekly themes include the beach, camping, and Mixed-up Crazy Wacky week; each day may include free play, crafts and story, two outside play times, and a water activity. Limited space for rising ages 3 to kindergarten programs. Minimum two weeks’ registration; need not be consecutive.

Summer Science Fridays
Dates: Friday, June 5 to July 24, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Scientific concepts, discussed and evaluated via exciting, age-appropriate experiments designed to nurture some basic scientific concepts and develop a contagious love of science and learning.

Teatown Camp
Teatown Camp

Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp
PO Box 292, Tarrytown
Phone: 914-762-2912, ext. 111 or
email: or website:
Dates: Session I, June 29 to July 10; Session II, July 13 to July 24; Session III, July 27 to August 7; Session IV, August 10 to August 21

We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks and exploring natural habitats all summer long. Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in four two-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters children’s innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship.

Session I: A Place to Call Home, Stayin’ Alive (June 29 to July 10); Session II: The Land We Live On, Community (July 13 to July 24); Session III: Biodiversity Bash, What’s on the Menu (July 27 to August 7); Session IV: Sense and Sustainability and Water, Water Everywhere (August 10 to August 21).

Camp Groups:

Discoverers (4-5 year olds) half day for 4’s to entering kindergarten; full day for those entering kindergarten only.

Trekkers (6-7 year olds) for rising 1st and 2nd grade. Both have half day from 9 a.m. to noon and full day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bushmasters at Teatown (8-9 year olds) for rising 3rd and 4th grade. Full day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Earth Stewards (8-12 year olds) for rising 3rd to 7th grade. Session 2 and 3.

Cliffdale Nature Girls (8-12 year olds) for girls in rising 3rd to 7th grade. Session 1 and 4.

Junior Naturalists (10-12 year olds) for children in rising 5th to 7th grade. Both are full day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Explorers (13 & 14 year olds) for children in rising 8th and 9th grade. All sessions are full day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Note: To register for the February 10, 2015 New Members with First Time Campers Registration, memberships must be purchased before February 10. 

Teatown offers a limited number of scholarships to children who could not otherwise attend summer camp.

Town of Greenburgh Police Department Summer Youth Program
188 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains
Phone: 914-682-5391 or
Dates: July to August

Structured after the Police Academy, the program stresses self-confidence, positive thinking and physical fitness. Attendees ages 13 to 16 are put through rigorous programs in classroom settings, physical training and in the field. Numerous field trips, including but not limited to, a two-day trip to Washington D.C., West Point, and local hospitals, and other police-related excursions. Applications are available mid-May and are due back Mid-June.

Transfiguration School Camp
40 Prospect Ave., Tarrytown
Phone: 914-631-3737 or
Dates: Six weeks starting June 22 to July 31, for ages 3 to 7. Full day, half day, before and after camp options are available.

Sports (tennis, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball), arts and crafts, baking, crazy science experiments, outdoor water play and a little academics on the side (reading, math, phonics and handwriting).

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