Spring Break Camps for Long Island Kids, 2020
Long Island schools are closed for more than a week for spring break this year. With so much time to fill, why not check out these daily and weekly camp options?
Spring break begins for most school districts after school on Thursday, April 9, continuing through Sunday, April 19. So, whether you're entertaining a budding scientist, aspiring artist, or a sports enthusiast, there's a camp to satisfy seemingly every interest. For more spring break entertainment ideas, be sure to check out our daily event calendar.
The Coder School combines indoor and outdoor activities for a well-rounded camp experience.
Science, Technology, and Nature
The Coder School — Roslyn, Syosset
A number of camps are available this spring. For those kids who are new to coding there is a two-day introductory camp. For more experienced coders, week-long programs include robotics, Python Startup, and WebRox. Registration is ongoing and classes are filling up so act quickly. The company will soon be opening a school in Commack.
Long Island Aquarium — Riverhead
Drop your kids off at the aquarium for a week or day of fun. The programs includes movies, crafts, games, feeding the stingrays, and much more. Perfect for kids ages 6 to 13.
The Center for Science Teaching & Learning's School's Out camp offers a full day of science discovery.
School’s Out — Rockville Centre
Ideal for ages 5-12, the Center for Science Teaching & Learning offers full-day programs during school vacations that get kids involved in hands-on discovery. Children can explore 17 acres of nature, visit live animals, conduct experiments, and take part in science demonstrations under the supervision of the center's staff of science teachers.
The Whole Child Spring Break Enrichment Program — Stony Brook
For ages 6-11, this drop-off program at the Ernst Marine Conservation Center focuses on outdoor and marine science activities. Sign up for one or all four days (April 6 -9). Presented by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.
The half-day camp at Smithtown Historical Society offers flexible day options.
Smithtown Historical Society Spring Break Camp — Smithtown
Each half-day session has a unique theme at this week-long camp suitable for children ages 6-12. Attend one or all five days.
Enjoy a farmland-style spring break at Suffolk County Farm camp in Yaphank.
Quogue Wildlife Refuge's spring camp offers hands-on nature education and more.
Kids enjoy a daily hike, wildlife-themed crafts, and a chance to interact with the animals that call the refuge home. Camp runs from Tuesday, April 7 to Friday, April 10 for morning or extended-day sessions.
Port Washington Skating Center Mini Camp — Port Washington
The rink offers a five-day skating skills development camp Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17. Kids can register for a day or the whole week. Stick around for a pizza lunch and public skating at 1pm each day that week.
SPORTIME — Islandwide
SPORTIME runs tennis camps at locations around Long Island. Programs include 10-and-under tennis, multi-sports and tennis, and Elite Tennis. Programs vary by location, so be sure to check individual websites.
NorthSport – Northport
This venue offers multi-sport and basketball camps during the week of spring break. Register for the whole week or just one day. Campers can bring their own lunch or purchase lunch there.
YMCA of Long island — Islandwide
The YMCA of Long Island offers holiday break camps that incorporate sports and games, as well as arts, crafts, and educational activities. Programs vary by location, so contact your local Y for information about their holiday camp availability, schedule, and pricing.
Your child will love getting creative at Mini Monet Art Studio.
Theater and Art
Hofstra University — Hempstead
These engaging, full-day courses for kids in grades 2-12 explore everything from STEM to sports and the arts. Campers choose from a variety of courses, including sports journalism, Minecraft & Roblox Adventure, fiction writing, digital arts, gaming, and more.
Mini Monet Art Studio Spring Break Camp — Sayville
Daily sessions Monday through Thursday for kids in grades K-5 focus on two fun, creative activities during the three-hour sessions. Campers should bring a bagged (peanut-free) lunch: Water and a snack will be served.
Spring Break Art Workshops — Roslyn
In these themed art lessons at Abrakadoodle, your little one designs his or her unique masterpiece. Kids also play games, listen to music, and more. Children are grouped by age.
Spring break mini-camps at As You Wish let kids tap into their creative natures.
At As You Wish Parties, kids can let their creativity fly during drop-off mini camps April 9, 10, 14-17 from 10am to 1pm. Themes include Super Slime, Mermaid Spa, Spring Fever and more. Pizza and dessert included. (Space is limited.)
Spring Break Mini Art Camp — Westhampton Beach
Pawcasso Art Studio & Pet Boutique holds creative classes for kids where they can try their hand at a host of art projects, including rock art, pet portraits, egg decorating, pencil and landscape drawing, and more. All ages welcome. Drinks and snacks are provided.
This year at Bay Street Theater, from April 6 to April 9, students ages 7-18 will work together to rehearse and present an abbreviated adaptation of a Shakespearean comedy. The group will split into two different age groups, then thee campers will present the show on the final day of camp for friends and family.
This post was updated for 2020.
Photos courtesy of the camps