Top Preschool Summer Camps in Lower Manhattan

Green Ivy provides a warm and enriching summer camp experience for children ages 2-5. Photo courtesy of the school
Green Ivy provides a warm and enriching summer camp experience for children ages 2-5. Photo courtesy of the school

When it comes time to enroll your little one in their first summer camp experience, you're likely looking for a summer camp that fits your parenting philosophy and won't overwhelm your first-time camper. These preschool summer day camps in Lower Manhattan fit the bill, by catering just to young campers or offering small, age-specific groups, enriching activities, and plenty of fun indoors and out.

We've found 10 preschool summer camps in the neighborhood—ranging from Chelsea all the way south to Battery Park and from river to river—practically guaranteed to get your little one excited to return day after hot summer day. For more summer camps in New York City, including picks for preschool summer camps citywide, free and cheap summer camps in NYC for kids, and more, be sure to bookmark our New York City Summer Camp Guide and our Camp Directory, where you can search for summer camps by type, age, and neighborhood. 

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The Quad Manhattan After School and Summer Camp

BASIS Independent Manhattan (Upper School)
Storytime at the Park House
Rockefeller Park House - 10:30 AM Pick
Hudson RiverKids Tribeca
Pier 25 at Hudson River Park - 4:00 PM Pick
Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
Coney Island - 8:00 PM Pick
Movies on the Waterfront
Astoria Park - 8:00 PM Pick
Pokemania/Mega Machines Camp
The Afterschool Collective Company - 8:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides