The Y  Camps provide the perfect environment for campers to make new friends, explore the world around them, and develop decision-making and character-building. Photo courtesy of the YMCA
The Y Camps provide the perfect environment for campers to make new friends, explore the world around them, and develop decision-making and character-building. Photo courtesy of the YMCA

Top Suffolk County Summer Camps for Long Island Kids

When the classroom doors close for the summer, camp doors open wide, and kids across Long Island gear up for new adventures and experiences. In 2021, perhaps more than ever, kids need a summer full of fun and friends. With that in mind, we've rounded up 12 of the top Suffolk County summer camps.

These Suffolk County summer camps offer activities and events sure to keep kids happy all summer. Be sure to click through to each camp to verify offerings, including half- and full-day options, door-to-door transportation, and travel programs for older campers. Many of these local camps are holding open house events or offering tours virtually or in-person, so do some legwork and find the one that suits your needs.

Find our picks for Nassau County's top summer camps, plus specialty camps, and more in our Summer Camp Guide, and search our Camp Directory to find programs by age or interest. Learn more about local and virtual summer camps with our upcoming Online Camp Fair where you can visit virtual booths and watch live camp demos.

Editor's note: Summer camp information for the 2021 season is changing daily. All of the camps listed plan to offer in-person camps this summer, but please click the links to the individual camps below to see specific details about their programs this year. Some photos in this post were taken before the pandemic.

Places featured in this article:


St. Christopher’s School

Crestwood Country Day Camp & School

Young People's Day Camps - New York Institute of Technology
Tiny Tots at Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Center For Science Teaching And Learning CSTL - 9:30 AM
Our Backyard - Seasonal Outdoor Exhibit
Long Island Children's Museum - 10:00 AM
Lighthouse Tower Tours
Wilderness Visitor Center - 11:00 AM
NeiSci Tuesdays
- various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides