Top Summer Day Camps in NYC for Kids in 2022

Spend the day in Prospect Park at Park Slope Day Camp. Photo courtesy of the camp
Spend the day in Prospect Park at Park Slope Day Camp. Photo courtesy of the camp

New York City has the best summer camps for kids of all ages, with everything from preschool summer camps to day camps for teens—whether you're looking for a day, a week, or a whole summer of fun. Camp options are seemingly unlimited: there are high tech camps where kids can learn all about robotics, Minecraft, or coding; fantastic arts summer camps that offer animation, filmmaking, acting, and dance; and so much more. Kids can improve their skills and have fun at a camp dedicated to almost any sport or opt for a more traditional camp experience with lots of active, outdoor fun. We've rounded up some amazing arts camps, STEM camps, sports summer camps, traditional suburban camps, and more from our wonderful summer camp partners.

Summer camp registration is already underway, and the time to sign up is now. For even more ideas, check out our New York City Camp Guide, or browse our Summer Camp Directory where you can search for summer camps by type, age, and town. 

Places featured in this article:


Park Slope Day Camp - PS 321

Launch Math + Science Centers (UWS - 81, Flagship)

Launch Math + Science Centers (UWS - 65, Summer Only)

Launch Math + Science Centers (Tribeca - White St., Summer Only)

Taste Buds Kitchen Online

BOLD Arts at All Saints Episcopal Day School

BOLD Arts at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

BOLD Dance Camp at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

BOLD Dance Camp at The Town School

Advantage Camps at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club

Advantage Camps at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
In Search of a Song: The Tour
Manhattan West Plaza - 12:30 PM Pick
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Commons Park - various times Pick
Little Amal Walks to Teatro SEA
The Clemente - Teatro Sea - various times Pick
Seaport Discovery: Exploring Our Waters with Eric Carle
South Street Seaport Museum - 11:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides