Introduce your child to science through hands-on experiments and exploration at Discovery Science Camp at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning.
Introduce your child to science through hands-on experiments and exploration at Discovery Science Camp at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning.

Affordable Summer Camps for Long Island Kids

For kids, summer is 10 weeks that make the rest of the year worth enduring. For moms and dads, these two months stretch out like a lazy highway, waiting to be filled with activity before your home becomes a whining zone of boredom. Summer camp can be a significant investment, but some on Long Island summer camps are actually quite affordable; others offer scholarships and financial aid.

Here is our list of the most affordable summer camp programs on Long Island. Find more summer camp resources in our Guide to Summer Camps. You can also 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. Please click the links to the individual camps for the most up-to-date information. We will update this post as we're able to confirm more camp details. Some photos in this post were taken before the pandemic.

Places featured in this article:


St. Christopher’s School

Patchogue/Brookhaven Roe YMCA
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Hempstead Boys & Girls Club, Inc.

Hicksville Youth Council's Boys & Girls Club

Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club at Lincoln House, Inc.

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, Inc.

Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay - East Norwich, Inc.

Three Village Boys & Girls Club at Murphy Junior High School

Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area
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Shrek The Musical Auditions at Cultural Arts Playhouse
Cultural Arts Playhouse - 4:00 PM Pick
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Scratch Junior Coding Camp for 4 to 7 Years
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Hy Weinberg Center - 10:00 AM
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