With summer camp registration starting before you've even put the families' winter coats away for the season, it's really easy to fall behind. Fortunately, even if you haven't spent a single minute thinking about camp, there's no need to panic—yet.
Sure, some programs fill up quickly with returning campers who get first priority, but there are so many awesome programs that still have availability. You'll find specialty camps for every interest, camps for preschoolers and toddlers, cooking camps, tech camps, arts camps, and traditional, general interest country day camps where your kids will breathe fresh air all day and come home dirty and tired...you name it. We've rounded up over 25 of our NYC area camp partners that still have spots for summer 2019 as of this writing. To find by location, click to open the map at the bottom of the post.
For even more New York City-area camps, check out our comprehensive Summer Camp Guide and browse hundreds of programs by location, age, and type in our NYC Summer Camp Directory.
Openings Jun 27-Aug 16 for Camp Yomi (entering grades K-4) and Camp Ilanot (entering grade 4), with round-trip bus transportation to Rockland County grounds from NYC pickup locations. Openings Jun 27-Aug 16 for Trailblazers (entering grades 7-9) on the UES.
Advantage Day Camps
Openings for daily and weekly sessions for ages 4 to 14 from June 17 to August 30 (East Side/Roosevelt Island) and July 1 to August 30 (West Side/Midtown Manhattan).
Advantage Junior Tennis
Daily and weekly spots available for children ages 7 to 17 in all weeks from June 10 to August 30.
Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp
Limited spots available for all sessions. Openings for sessions A, B, C, D, and E for 4.5 to 15 year olds in all weeks from June 27 to August 16.
Photo courtesy of Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp
Aviator Sports Summer Day Camps
Openings for weekly sessions for 3 to 14 year olds in all weeks June 27 to August 23.
Select sessions available. Session 1: June 23-July 6 (Last few beds, all ages); Session 3: July 21-August 3 (Under 10 and over 13); Session 4: August 4-August 17 (Last few beds, all ages).
Select sessions available. Session 1: June 23 - July 6 (Ages 13+); Session 4: August 4 - August 17 (Ages 13+). Both session 1 and session 4 will have First Time Campers starting at age 13.
Camp Kids 'N Comedy
Some spaces left in the following sessions for ages 10-18. Session 1: July 8-19; Session 2: July 22-August 2; Session 3: August 5-16.
Spots still available for the week of June 24 through August 12. UWS availability includes Roblox code design (9-11 years), Minecraft coding (9-11 years), Fortnite game design (9-11 years) and YouTube production (7-9 years). Brooklyn availability includes Roblox code design (7-11 years), Minecraft coding (7-11 years), Minecraft Creation (7-11 years), Fortnite game design (9-11 years), Mobile Games (7-9 years), Hardware Hackers (11-13 years) and YouTube production (7-11 years). Tribeca/Lower Manhattan availability includes Roblox code design (7-11 years), Minecraft coding (7-11 years), Minecraft Creation (7-11 years), Fortnite game design (9-11 years), and YouTube production (7-11 years).
Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps
Limited spaces are available for all weeks from June 17–August 30 for children ages 3–17. Choose from gymnastics, multi-sport, soccer, ice skating/hockey, golf and more.
Children's Museum of the Arts Summer Art Colony Day Camp
Openings for weekly sessions for 5 to 15 year olds in all weeks from June 17-September 6.
Deer Mountain Day Camp
Sessions for 3 to 15 year old boys and girls run for 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 weeks between June 27 and August 22. Please call for availability regarding dates and age groups.
Downtown Day Camp
Flexible 2-8 week sessions available for ages 4-13 (students entering grades k-8 in September 2019) from June 27 to August 23.
All weekly sessions are open for 7 to 18 year olds from June 24 to August 5.
Launch Math + Science Centers
Weekly sessions available for kids entering grades 2-7 from June 17 to August 29 (UWS 81st St.); kids entering grades K-4 June 17 to August 16 (UWS 68th St.); and kids entering grades K-4 June 24 to August 23 (UES- 75th St. and Tribeca – White St.).
Lavner Camps at New York University and The Cathedral School (E. 74th St.)
Availability at NYU Kimmel Center from June 24-August 23, ages 6 to 15; and at The Cathedral School from July 8-August 16th for ages 7-14. Attend one week or more.
Mill Basin Day Camp
All sessions from 7/1-8/23 have openings for grades Pre-k to 9. Sessions are 4 to 8 weeks, and you can register for any 4 weeks in any order.
Photo courtesy of The Nature Place Day Camp
The Nature Place Day Camp
Spots available for children ages 4-16 during July 1-August 9. Two, three, four, five and six week enrollments available.
Photo courtesy of NORY STEM
Availability for ages 3-12 at UWS location, the week of July 1; UES location, weeks June 24 and July 1; Brooklyn location, weeks June 24 & July 1; and Gramercy location, weeks June 24 and July 1.
NY Kids Club Storyland Adventure Camp
All sessions open from 6/3 to 8/30 for children 2.5 to 6 years old. Half and full day options available.
Oasis Day Camp
Limited availability for ages 3-14 from July 1 to August 23. Week-long sessions with a minimum of two sessions. Swim, sports, arts, nature, music, enrichment, carnivals, color war, robotics and hot lunch included.
Photo courtesy of Park Slope Day Camp
Park Slope Day Camp
All locations (Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bay Ridge) have availability for ages 3-13 from July 1 to August 23.
Parsons Pre-College Academy
Availability from August 5-16 for grades 3 through 12. A wide selection of subjects are offered, including animation, fashion, graphic design, interior design, drawing, painting, cartooning, photography, and portfolio development.
Photo courtesy of Robofun STEM Summer Camp
robofun STEM Summer Camp
Openings for weekly sessions for campers in pre-K through 6th grade in all weeks from June 17th to August 30th. Half-day and full-day camp programs are available with early and/or late pickup.
Taste Buds Kitchen Cooking Camp
Openings for weekly and daily campers ages 4 to 17 in our camps from May 27 to September 6.
Tennis Innovators Summer Camp
All sessions open from June 10 - August 30 for ages 3 to 10. Weekly enrollment.
YMCA of Greater New York Summer Camps - Manhattan, Bronx, SI/Brooklyn/Queens
Availability in all camps and all sessions for children as young as 6 months to 16 years old, especially swim camp at the Vanderbilt branch. Summer camp runs July 1-August 23 for a total of 4 sessions, and each session is two weeks. Camps and accepted ages vary by branch. Sibling discounts available.
Click through to find out more about each camp's offerings in our NYC Summer Camp Directory and find more suggestions in our Camp Guide.
This post, originally published in June 2009, is updated annually.