NYC Summer Camps with Availability — Yes, Even Now!
You've all heard the hype: In NYC, you have to sign your kids up for summer camp at the beginning of the year otherwise you'll never snag a spot. Honestly, for some camps that really is true: Ultra-popular, small camps fill up quickly with returning campers who get first priority, so you have to be on the ball for those programs.
However, even if you haven't spent one minute thinking about summer camp this year, there's no need to panic. There are lots of programs that still have space. Large camps like the 92nd Street Y, Chelsea Piers and Oasis can often accommodate kids up until the last minute, and many specialized programs have availability here and there.
Of course, if you've been too busy to book a camp for your kids, you hardly have the time to call around now. That's why we did the work for you: Here are more than 50 camps that still have spots for summer 2013 (as of this writing). For more information about these and many other New York City-area camps, visit our 2013 Summer Camp Guide.
Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp
Availability: All sessions: July 1-August 30, three or five days per week options. Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Ice-skating, or Sports & Fitness specialty camps also available.
Call 718-758-7510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bank Street Summer Camp
Availability: June 17-28 for upcoming Pre-K, upcoming kindergarteners, upcoming first graders, upcoming second graders: Spanish immersion and Science; upcoming third to eighth graders: Sports, Special Effects in Film, Musical Theater and Spanish Immersion Day Travel. July 1-August 2 for upcoming second graders: Multimedia; upcoming third to eighth graders: Musical Theater, Shakespeare, Spanish Immersion Travel, On Broadway with Heather Christian and Sports.
Call Dylan Morgan or Ife Collymore at 212-875-4705
Camp Apple Seeds
Availability: Throughout June 10-August 30 at both the Chelsea and Upper West Side locations two-week sessions with flexible two to five days per week options
Camp Léman and Specialty Camps
Availability: Camp Léman: June 17-August 2; Léman Performing & Fine Arts Camp: June 17-21; Léman Voice Performance Camp: June 24-28; Léman Concert Band Camp: July 22-26; Léman Percussion & Rhythm Camp: July 29-August 2; Léman Film Camp: July 15-19 and July 22-26; Léman Culinary Arts Academy: June 24-28 and July 8-12; Léman Basketball Camp: June 17-21, July 22-26
Call Steve Levin 646-781-3254 or email email@example.com
Summer Camp at Chelsea Piers
Availability: Preschool Ice-skating, Preschool Gymnastics, Junior Ice-skating, Junior Gymnastics, Golf, Performance Golf, Gymnastics, Sports Academy, Ice-skating, Ice Hockey, Acceleration Hockey, Bowling, Elite Soccer, Basketball and Urban Adventure
Call Craig Woodcock or Selena Droz at 212-336-6486 or email Camps@chelseapiers.com
Children's Museum of the Arts' Art Colony
Availability: Intro to Stop Motion Animation, Painting & Drawing, Ceramics, Tales of the Supernatural, Printmaking, Moving Paper, Egyptian Art, Fashion Design, Claymation, Abstract Art, TV Production, Bookmaking and more. Locations: CMA and Governors Island.
Email Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inventgenuity Fine Arts Summer Day Camp
Availability: The Art of Portraits July 8-12, Animal Dynasty July 15-19, Abstract Art July 22-26, Artistic Scientists August 12-16, Art of Imagination August 19-22 and Design August 25-30
Email Kathryn Wallem email@example.com
Jodi's Gym Camp
Availability: June 3-August 30, 9am-12pm or until 1pm, optional Lunch Bunch add-on, 3-5-year-olds. Flexible scheduling. No minimums.
Launch Math & Science Centers
Availability: Math & Science FUNdamentals week-long camps for ages 4-5: July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, August 5-9 and August 12-16. Week-long day camps for ages 9-12: Robotics & Electronics with LEGO July 8-12 and August 5-9; Wheels & Water: Vehicles in Motion July 1-3 and August 26-29 (short holiday weeks)
The Little Gym Anytime Summer Time Kids Camp
Availability: Monday-Friday 9am- to noon, 2pm or 4pm
Call The LIttle Gym 212-799-1225 or 212-787-1124
Lycée Français de New York
Availability: June 24-July 26, flexible enrollment
Call Amy Zuflacht 212-439-3825
New York Film Academy
Availability in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Musical Theater, Screenwriter, Digital Photography, Music Video, 3D Animation, Video Game Design and Broadcast Journalism
NYC is My Backyard
Availability: All sessions July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, August 5-9, August 12-16 and August 19-23
Call Betsy Chairman 917-670-4406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Park Slope Day Camp
Availability: Cirque d’Été and Sports Academy have openings in two-week sessions: July 8-19, July 22-August 2 and August 5-16. Openings in the Leadership Experience six-week program July 8-August 16. End of summer mini-camp also available.
Pusteblume German & Spanish Immersion Summer Camp
Availability: All About Me July 8-12, Ooey, Gooey Scientist July 15-19, Broadway Babies July 22-26, Itsy Bitsy Spiders & Big Bad Bugs, July 29-August 2, Prancing Puppets August 5-9, Ocean Explorers August 12-16, Yo-ho, Yo-ho! August 19-23, Olympic Week August 26-30
Call Carola Grundmann at 212-206-1137 or email email@example.com
Availability: July 8-12
West Side Y Camps
Availability: Openings still available at West Side Y for any week throughout July and August in Arts Camp, Day Camp, Sports Camp and Kinder Camp.
Call Damary Oramas 212-912-2667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
92 Y Camp Yomi
Availability: Full summer June 27-August 16, four to six-week sessions; Session A June 27-July 19 and Session B July 22-August 16
Call Lauren 212-415-5573
Blue Rill Day Camp
Availability: Limited openings for boys and girls ages 3-15 June 24-August 16; campers can enroll for two to eight weeks.
Email Don, don@bluerilldaycamp
Buckley Day Camp
Availability: Openings in mini-day 9am-1:30pm sessions for campers ages 3-5 or full day 9am-4pm for campers ages 4-15. Two to eight-week sessions June 27-August 22
Call Paul 516-365-7760 or email email@example.com
Deerkill Day Camp
Availability: Eight-week session July 1-August 23, four-week sessions July 1-26 or July 29-August 23, two-week sessions July 1-July 12 or August 12-August 23; can also sign up for five, six and seven-week sessions
Call Deloris Caro 845-354-1466
Gate Hill Day Camp
Availability: Limited spots available in each division for four to eight-week sessions from June 24-August 16, as well as Explorers-Enrichment & Exploration, Arts and Science based program (third to ninth grades) and Trailblazers Teen Travel Program (seventh to ninth grades)
Call 845-947-3223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mill Basin Day Camp
Availability: July 1-August 23
Contact Edith Katsman
Mount Tom Day Camp
Availability: July 1-August 23
Call Doug Volan 914-636-8130
Rolling River Day Camp
Availability: Four, six or eight-week sessions with flexible camp dates from Skippers Division (age 3-5) to CIT Program (ninth and tenth grades)
Call Marissa Allaben 516-593-2267 or email email@example.com
The Cohen Camps: Pembroke, Tevya and Tel Noar
Availability: Camp Pembroke (all-girls, Jewish, near Cape Cod): June 26-July 21 and July 22-August 14; Camp Tevya (larger co-ed camp, Jewish, in southern New Hampshire): June 26-July 21 and July 22-August 14; Camp Tel Noar (smaller co-ed camp, Jewish, nut-free in southern New Hampshire): June 26-July 21; two-week Taste of Tel Noar #1: June 26-July 9 and July 22-August 14; two-week Taste of Tel Noar #2: July 22- August 4
Call 781-489-2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
North Country Camps-Camp Whippoorwill
Availability: Some availability for first-time campers for three or four-week sessions, with the option to stay longer. June 30-August 20
Call Kate Green, Director 518-681-6476 or email email@example.com
For more camp options, check out our 2013 Summer Camp Guide.