Camp and Summer Program Guide 2008


Summer camp is a wonderful thing—an opportunity for children to experience different things than they do during their normal school year. At the end of the summer children seem to have grown not just in inches, but as little people too— after a summer exposed to new kids, new challenges and and loads of sunshine.

We've put together this summer camp guide to help parents and their children find the best and most suitable programs.slackercampguide.gif You'll find preschool and toddler programs, specialty one-week day camps, country day camps, sleep-away camps and even some of the services and resources to help make finding and getting ready for camp easier.

In addition, we think you'll find lots of great resources listed by our sponsors. The camp listings at the bottom of this page will give you more in depth information about each of our sponsor camps or services.

Check out our Slacker Mom Camp Guide for last minute camp openings.





Finding the Right Camp

The good news is there are hundreds of great camps to choose from. The bad news is...that there are hundreds of great camps to choose from. How on earth do you pick the right one for your child. The Mommy Poppins Camp Guide is here to help. Not only will you find write-ups of some camps that we think are particularly noteworthy, but we've got expert advice from people that have been in the business long enough to remember when going to camp meant roughing it. Plus all the resources you need to find out more information about camps online.

Upcoming NYC Summer Camp Open Houses

Kicking off camp month with ACA camp fairs

Top 5 Questions for a Camp Consultant

Win Tickets to One-Stop Summer Planning Event



Summer Camps and Programs on a Budget

A great camp is worth every penny you'll spend on it, but there are also many programs available that are either totally free of charge or very reasonably priced. Take a look at some of the summer camps and programs we've discovered that are available for all New York City children.

Free Summer Sports Programs and Activities

Free and Cheap Summer Camps!



Preschool Summer Programs

Most preschools have summer programs now, but there are many choices even for toddlers as little as two years old to try something new for the summer months.

6 Remarkable Summer Camps for Preschoolers



Specialty Camps

No matter what your kid is into, or thinks she is into this week, it seems like there's a specialty camp out there. Many are one week programs that make it easy to line up a summer of dabbling and stay flexible around your family vacation. Others let kids immerse themselves in their theme for longer periods. Either way, we've been astounded at some of the really cool camps there are out there and picked out some of the most interesting ones.

Country Day Camps Right in the City

Farm Camps Give City Kids a Taste of Country Life


3 Super Cool Science Camps

AMNH Camps will Soon Be History

Incredible Summer Art Camps for NYC Kids



Shopping for Camp

You've found the right camp. Now you need to find all the right gear. We know just what you're looking for.

Best Name Labels for Camp or School

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Camp Guide Listings Pages

NYC Day Camps

The Art Farm

Ballet Hispanico

Basketball City Camp

Biz Kids

The British International School of NY

Broadway Superstars/Applause

Camp Broadway

Collina Italiana Summer in the City

DUSC Summer Soccer Program

East Side Tae Kwon Do

Empire United Fencing

The Garden School

Greenwich House Pottery

Harbor Conservatory

iHOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish

Kids Empowerment Academy

Camp Kids 'N Comedy

Language Workshop for Children

Le Petit Paradise Camp

Little Spirits Summer Enrichment

Lycée Francais Summer Camp

Magic Carpet Day Camp

Park Slope Day Camp

Pier 40 Baseball Camp

Oasis Day Camp

West Side Tennis Camp

74th St. Magic Summer Days Camp

Pre-School Summer Programs

JCP Downtown

Summer Breeze at GymTime

Country Day Camps

92nd Street Y Camps

Blue Rill Day Camp

Camp Ramaquois

Corbin's Crusaders

Deer Mountain Day Camp

Kaleidoscope Day Camp

Wagon Road Day Camp

Westchester Summer Day

Woodmont Day Camp

Sleep-Away Camps

Beam Camp

Buck's Rock

Camp Hilltop

Camp Na Sho Pa

Camp North Star

French Woods Performing Arts Camp

Frost Valley

Perlman Camp

Camp Services

Bunkline Camp Outfitter

The Camp Connection

The Camp Experts

Lester's Summer Camp Store