Summer Breeze at Gymtime

Our exciting program of activities is located in the York Avenue Preschool and Gymtime, Rhythm and Glues facility. Our safe, spacious and exciting indoor environment is the perfect setting for a wide variety of arts and crafts, music, cooking, sports and gymnastics. All of this is perfectly complimented by more adventures in the outdoor water play area and our new playground equipment. Your children are in safe hands.
 
Summer Breeze counselors are often regular members of York Avenue Preschool and Gymtime, Rhythm and Glues maintaining the same high standards that we expect throughout the school year. Summer Breeze day camp is for separated children from the ages of 3 years to 5.3 years. For more information please contact us at 212-861-7732 or visit our website at www.gymtime.net

For more great camp ideas, check out our Summer Camp Guide!

Greenwich House Pottery

An alternative to all-day camp, this 3-day per week workshop cultivates creative exploration in the visual arts for young emerging artists.

Children will discover the magical, messy, and multi-dimensional world of art making with their efforts celebrated in an exhibition presented in our renowned Jane Hartsook Gallery. Found objects, body mapping, contour drawing, collaborative sculpture making, and of course, plenty of clay work are just some of the projects to be discovered. 

For more information, visit GreenwichHousePottery.org

And for more great camp ideas, check out our Summer Camp Guide

92nd Street Y Camps

This summer, as it has for decades, the 92nd Street Y offers a number of excellent summer camps to nearly 1,500 school-aged children of all backgrounds, interests and needs. From Camp Yomi, the Y's flagship camp, perfect for children entering Kindergarten through 4th grade, to specialized camps for the developmentally challenged, artistically inclined or sports savvy, 92nd Street Y camps give children an opportunity to grow physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.

The attentive staff and specially trained counselors help provide campers with a memorable summer through creative programs offering exciting learning experiences and rich memories that can be taken with them throughout life. The 92nd Street Y's Camp Tova and Camp Bari Tov offer supportive, enriching programs that help children with special needs make new friends and grow through a rewarding camp experience. Camp Haverim offers children entering the 5th and 6th grades the opportunity to test their independence with new and challenging experiences, including overnight trips, camping expeditions and white water rafting. Camp Yaffa (ages 8-11) specializes in visual and performing arts. Camp Tevah (ages 8-11) focuses on science and nature. Fantastic Gymnastics offers children ages 6-13 a unique gymnastics program that also includes swimming, dance, studio art and field trips.

Then there's Camp K Ton Ton, a day camp for children ages 3-5 utilizing the 92nd Street Y Nursery School facilities; Camp Kesher and Kesher Jr., one- and two-week sleep away programs for children ages 7-11; and Trailblazers, a program of exciting day and overnight trips for 7th through 9th graders.

Camps Yomi and Haverim, Tova and Bari Tov, and Yaffa and Tevah use the bucolic 100-acre campus at the Y's Rockland County campgrounds, which feature two new baseball fields this summer, a new climbing tower (with varying levels of difficulty) and a new Spacenet the flexible, interactive jungle gym of the 21st century. That's in addition to three pools for instructional and recreational swim; a lake for boating; art, ceramics and jewelry-making studios; a nature center; and a technology center with film, photography and computer equipment.

No matter what your child's age or interest, there's something for everyone at the 92nd Street Y Camps! 92nd Street Y Camps 212.415.5573 www.92Y.org/camps www.92Y.org/camps

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Biz Kids NY Summer Theater Program

Providing classic conservatory-style training in everything from clowns to Shakespeare, Soap operas to commercials, biz kids ny encourages students ages 8 years to adult to explore acting in traditional, new and thought provoking ways.

The audition process for the class allows the director to enter the appropriate class. Then students enter the challenging training program to learn the techniques and skills necessary to work in this industry. While many students ultimately act professionally in plays or musicals or in film, television or radio. The most important aspect of the training program is how it develops each student's character.

Through engaging lessons, students gain confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. Students also gain self-respect and respect for the craft. The acting school's training program encompasses classes in mime, mask, improvisation, musical theater, speech, dance, movement and script interpretation in classic and contemporary works in theater, television and film.

Biz kids ny strongly emphasizes the audition process for camera and the business of acting. Access more information about the incredible creative offerings online at www.bizkidsny.com.

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Camp Broadway Day Camps

Gotta sing? Gotta dance? If you're a theatre-loving kid, Camp Broadway has a summer program for you! Camp Broadway, Broadway's Original Summer Camp has programs for kids ages 6-17.

For Camp Broadway's tiny talents, ages 6-8, Shining Stars taps into your child's natural creativity through singing, dancing, and crafts. Taught by professional teaching artists, your Shining Stars will not only sing and dance, but paint their own scenery and design their own costumes! Five half days of fun culminate in a musical presentation for the entire family. The program includes lunch, snacks and materials.
 
For campers ages 9-11, Camp Broadway is the perfect fit. This program is five full days of training for the aspiring artists. Camp offers instruction from experienced Broadway-trained faculty and classes on ensemble singing, dancing, movement, voice and acting. There are also Master classes taught by Broadway artists, as well as a behind-the-scenes insight from the crew of a Broadway production.  The program includes a ticket to a Broadway show with a meet and greet with the Broadway performers afterwards. The week culminates with an on stage finale presentation for the entire family! The program includes meals, materials and merchandise.

For performers ages 12-14, CB2 is perfect!  This five day training for up-and-coming performers includes classes taught by experienced Broadway-trained faculty in ensemble singing, dance, movement and acting.  Master classes with Broadway artists in pop vocal technique and hip hop dance, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at a Broadway production are also included.  The campers will see a Broadway show and afterwards enjoy a meet and greet with the performers. The week culminates with an on stage finale presentation for the entire family!  The program includes meals, materials and merchandise.

Camp Broadway's "The Next Step"  is for emerging stars, ages 15-17, to focus on enhancing their individual talents through one-on-one coaching in scene study, vocal technique, movement, and overall presentation taught by experienced Broadway professionals. Five full days of small group and individual work are designed to challenge the performer. The program includes a behind-the-scenes look at a Broadway show, dinner in Times Square, a ticket to a Broadway show and a talk back with the cast. 

For more information, visit www.campbroadway.com or call 212-575-2929.

And for more great camp ideas, check out our Summer Camp Guide!

Corbin's Crusaders Day Camp

Summer camp is about friendships; at Corbin's, sports and fun come together to make memories. Only 25 minutes from Manhattan, camp spans 50 breathtaking acres of woodlands, streams and trails. Children play team sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, football, ultimate, hockey and dodgeball. Through team spirit and sportsmanship we enhance your child's potential and confidence. We have a large selection of individual and adventure sports such as archery, go-carts, gymnastics, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, boating, tennis and instructional swim.
Details: Camp is for children 4 - 14 years old Door to Door pick up on counselor monitored buses Pick up from 8:15 - 9:15am ; Drop off From 4:00-5:00pm Small Boys and Girls groups (10-15 children per group) Camper to Staff Ratio: 5 to 1 Camp Director, Administrators and 2 Nurses on staff Fresh hot and cold lunch every day served in an indoor dining hall
 
Facilities include: Four new baseball fields, 5 tennis courts, 4 swimming pools, a small lake, a bike trail, many acres of hiking trails and much much more!

Join us: Wendy and Peter Corbin - Directors
http://www.CorbinsCrusaders.com
Phone: (212) 875-8174
Email: Peter@CorbinsCrusaders.com or Wendy@CorbinsCrusaders.com

For more great camp ideas, check out our Summer Camp Guide!

 

Best New York City Candy Stores for Kids of All Ages

brandtoprightimage8.gifFor a little Valentines' Day fun, we thought we'd check out the best candy stores in NYC for kids of all ages. With a gaggle of hyper children, we've been trooping all over Manhattan sampling treats and discovering what's what in the New York candy world. (It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it.)

We taped the whole thing and will be posting the short videos over the next several days. Take a look at the first one we've posted today for some sugar-addled fun. Perhaps you'll be inspired to make a Valentine's Day outing with your little sweeties.

TADA! Another great Winter Vacation Camp

020807education.jpgI think drama classes are great for kids. They help build creativity, confidence and teamwork. And TADA! has a great theater program for New York kids. In addition to their regular afterschool programs, TADA! offers one-week vacation programs in which children rehearse and act out a musical production created just for kids. At the end of the week they get to perform it on stage.

Register now for any of TADA's winter or spring vacation camps and get $25 off when you mention MOMMY POPPINS.

NY Hall of Science Winter Vacation Camps

Winter vacation camps are a great help to working or any parents who need coverage for their kids during school breaks, but they can also be a great experience for kids who want to try out something different from their usual activities or focus on one activity for a week-long intensive.

Over the next few days we're going to be serving up some fun winter vacation camp ideas to save you from cries of "I'm bored!" We're starting with a great deal from the NY Hall of Science, with over a 35% discount on the normal fee! Spaces are available, but you have to register by Monday and tell them you want the Mommy Poppins discount:

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