You've all heard the hype: Parents standing in line at the crack of dawn vying for a spot in their chosen summer camp. But the reality is, even if you haven't spent one minute thinking about summer 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 amazing programs out there now. You'll find specialty camps for every interest, camps for preschoolers, and even toddlers, cooking camps, tech camps, arts camps, or traditional, general interest country day camps where you're kids will breathe fresh air all day and come home dirty and tired...you name it. We've rounded up over 40 of our NYC area camp partners of all different kinds that still have spots for summer 2018 as of this writing. Some are even offering special discounts for Mommy Poppins readers. To find by location, click to open the map at the bottom of the post.
To find 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.
14th Street Y Toddler Camps & New Country Day Camp
Mini Camp (with parent/caregiver) for 17 months-3.5 years (grouped by age): June 18th-August 9th, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays or Mondays and Wednesdays. New Country Day Camp for rising kindergartners through 8th graders. Two week sessions or full camp season: June 27th-August 24th
Availability in coed programs for Camp Yomi (grades K-4), Yomi Seniors (grades 5 and 6) and Trailblazers (grades 7 and 8). Sessions start June 27.
Advantage All-City Jr Tennis Camp
All sessions available June 18-August 31 for campers ages 5 to 17. Choose from single week or save with multiple weeks.
Advantage Day Camps
All sessions available June 18-August 31 for campers ages 4-14. Choose from single days with a 10, 20, or 30 pack, single weeks or save with multiple weeks. Special: Buy one week, get one free. (New campers only) Click for details.
Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp
Availability for ages 4 ½ to 15 in the full summer, four-week, and five-or six-week flexible sessions from June 27 to August 17 at both Upper East Side and Battery Park City campuses.
Aviator Sports Summer Day Camps
All sessions are open for ages 3-15 years old. New offerings include fencing, STEM program, acting and improv, a music program, nature exploration, field trips, peddle carts, and swimming!
Ballet & Theater Summer Day Camp
The Ballet Club Summer Day Camps are available to children between the ages of 3.5 - 8 years. Full- and half- day programs July 9 to August 31.
BOLD Arts Dance Camp
Spots for children entering 1st-5th Grade: Week of June 25 (UES), Week of July 16 (Wash. Hts), Week of August 13 (Gramercy), Week of August 20 and August 27 (UWS)
Camp Kidville Manhattan
Availabililty for ages 18 months to 5 years from May 7 to August 24. Sign up for 12, 8, or 2 week sessions: 5/21-6/1, 6/4-6/15, 6/18-6/29, 7/2-7/13, 7/16-7/27, 7/30-8/10, 8/13-8/24.
Camp Kidville of NYC
Availabililty for ages 24 months to 5 years from May 7 to August 24. Sign up for 12, 8, or 2 week sessions: 5/21-6/1, 6/4-6/15, 6/18-6/29, 7/2-7/13, 7/16-7/27, 7/30-8/10, 8/13-8/24.
Spots available during all summer weeks for kids ages 7 - 14 in Cobble Hill, ages 7 - 11 in TriBeCa and Upper East Side, and ages 9 - 14 in Boerum Hill. Register now for epic 1-week STEM day camps with Minecraft, Roblox, Virtual Reality and more! Special: Save $40 off every week of camp with code MommyPoppins. Click for details.
Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps
Availability in weekly camp sessions from June 18 to August 31 for children ages 3 to 17 choose from gymnastics, ice skating, multi-sport, and so much more!
Availability in many camps, including Stories on Film, ages 7-13, July 9-13 (Governors Island) , Photography, ages 7-13, July 16-20 (Governors Island), Teen Editing & Post Production, ages 12-15, July 2-3 & 5-6 (Hudson Square), and Mixed Media, ages 6-12, August 20-24 (Hudson Square).
China Institute Immersive Summer Day Camp for Kids & Teens
Designed and tailored for different age groups ranging from 2 to 14, China Institute’s Children’s Summer Day Camp offers instruction in Chinese language, history, literature and culture in an exciting and interactive environment to students of all proficiency levels. Availability for toddlers (ages 2 to 3) to teens (8 – 14 years old) for Session 1: 7/9-7/20, 2: 7/23-8/3 or 3: 8/6-8/17.
Columbus Pre-School Day Camp
Weekly sessions available for kids ages 2-5, June 11 to August 24.
One week sessions available for ages 4-6 and 7-9 in Manhattan at The British International School, Corlears School, Avenues: The World School, and Dwight School and in Brooklyn at The Co-op School and in Brooklyn Navy Yard HQ.
Deer Mountain Day Camp
Programs available for boys and girls. Openings for weekly sessions from Nursery to 9th Grade in all weeks from June 25 to August 17.
Deerkill Day Camp
2,4,5,6,7 or 8 week sessions July 2 to August 24 for all ages available.
Dwight Summer Camp
All sessions, ages 4-12. Special: Save 10% for Mommy Poppins readers. Click for details.
Gate Hill Day Camp
4 - 8 week sessions available Monday, June 25th - Friday, August 17th for 3 yrs old to entering 10th grade.
Spots available for campers 7 to 17 at NYU, Columbia, NYIT, Adelphi, Manhattanville, Marymount Manhattan, Queens College, Sarah Lawrence College, Stony Brook, SUNY New Paltz.
Kids at Art
Space still available for kids ages 4.5 and older. Register for the week or by day or 1/2 day from June 11 to August 24.
Launch Math + Science Centers
Openings for weekly are sessions available 6/18 – 8/30 for TWEENS (Grades 5-7) in TRIBECA & on UWS in Architecture & Engineering, Coding & Game Development, mRobotics, and Phenomenal Physics. Plus select openings for weekly sessions 6/18 - 8/30 for JUNIORS (Grades K-1) & KIDS (Grades 2-4) TRIBECA, UWS, UES.
Lavner Camps at New York University and The Cathedral School (E. 74th St.)
20+ camps to choose from in Sports, Tech & The Arts. Sessions from June 25th to August 17th.
MakerState STEM Summer Camp
Availabilities for weekly STEM sessions for ages 6 to 12 in all weeks from July 2 to August 31. (UES, UWS, LES, Park Slope)
Marymount Summer IDEA Lab
Openings for weekly sessions for boys and girls in rising grades 6-8 in all weeks from June 25 to July 27. Topics include: Entrepreneurs and Inventions, Arcade Game Design, Screen Writing and Digital Film Making, Animation and Graphic Design, Sustainability and Innovation.
Mill Basin Day Camp
Spots available for children ages 2.5 to 14 from July 02 to August 24. Customize a schedule with options for 4 to 8 weeks enrollment, 3, 4, or 5 days per week. There is a 4-week minimum requirement and can be any 4 weeks of your choosing.
Swim & STEM openings for weeks 1, 2, 3, 9, and 10. Soccer & STEM openings for weeks 1, 2, and 5. Robots & Science openings in weeks 9 and 10.
NYC YMCA Camps
Availability at all locations in all five boroughs in many specialty and general interest day and sleepaway camps. Weekly sessions for ages 4-16 July 2 to August 24.
NY Kids Club Summer Day Camp
June 4 - September 2 sessions are available on a week-by-week basis for children 2.5 - 8 years old. Half and full day options are available.
Oasis Day Camp
Openings for 3 year olds to 11 year olds from July 2 to August 24.
Park Slope Day Camp
All sessions and programs still available.
Physique Swimming Summer Camp
Physique Summer Camp Financial District at the Pine St School, June 25 - August 31, Ages, 4 -12 or Midtown East at International Pre Schools, June 18 - August 17, Ages: 4 - 10.
Rella's Spielhaus Summer Camp 2018
Openings in weekly sessions from July 9th to August 31st from 9:00am to 3:00pm for ages 6 months to 11 years old.
June 18th - August 31st Pre-K - 6th Grade, weeklong full Day and half-day camp. Special: Sign-up now for weeklong full-day camp and receive $55.00 off of each week when you mention Mommy Poppins. Ask about refer a friend savings options too.
Openings for July 23 - 27 for ages 7-19. Beginners to advanced students welcome..
Taste Buds Kitchen
Taste Buds Kitchen's signature Cooking Camps are offered all summer—from June 7 to September 7. Every day, campers ages four to teen make delicious and unique recipes while whipping up batches of fun. You can register for the whole summer or try it out for a week or single day.
Tennis Innovators Summer Camp
June 11 - August 31.
The Art Farm NYC
Availability in June, July and August for ages 3-9 years.
The Nature Place Day Camp
2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 week sessions still available, 7/2 - 8/10. 1 week camps available 8/13 - 8/17.
WCS Zoos & Aquarium Camps
Junior Scientist, July 9-13 (Central Park) or August 13-17(Bklyn) for students entering Grades 7-9, July 23-27, August 20-24(Qns). Zoo Explorer (Bklyn) July 9-13 & July 23-27 for entering grades 4-6. Zoo Explorer (Qns) July 16-20, July 23-27, August 20-24, for students entering grades 3rd-5th. Junior Oceanographers at New York Aquarium, July 2-6, July 16-20, August 13-17, August 20-24, August 27-31 for students entering 6th-8th.
YMCA Camp Mason
Availability for June 24 to July 7 session for ages 8-15 and August 5- August 18 session for ages 8-15. Sibling discounts available.
For more camp options, check out our Summer Camp Guide.
This post, originally published in June 2009, is updated annually.