Popular Preschool Summer Camps in NYC

The Park Slope Day Camp offers experiences that are challenging, inspiring, and fun!  Photo courtesy of the camp
The Park Slope Day Camp offers experiences that are challenging, inspiring, and fun! Photo courtesy of the camp

Finding an engaging and enriching summer camp that's right for your kid always takes a bit of work. Finding one that's a good fit for your first-time, preschool-age camper can be downright nerve-racking. You want their initial camp experience to be fun, safe, and memorable, but not over-stimulating or overwhelming. With so many high-quality camps for NYC preschoolers, it's hard to figure out which one to choose.

That's why we turned to the experts: our friends at the American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey. They've selected a handful of excellent New York City preschool summer camps offering a well-rounded experience filled with games, arts, sports, socializing, and plenty of outdoor time. Through the years, we've added more kid-tested, parent-approved picks of our own. Best of all, many of these preschool summer camps grow with your child, accepting kids in elementary school and beyond.

Keep in mind: Every camp has its own philosophy and program, so check out the website, call the director, and, if possible, attend an open house to get all the information you need before registering. Check out our Summer Camp Guide for more ideas, or these Brooklyn and Queens preschool summer camps for more outer-borough options. 

 

Places featured in this article:


Park Slope Day Camp - PS 321
Story Time at Lincoln Center
Damrosch Park - 11:30 AM Pick
Summer Concerts at the Wells Fargo Stage
Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens - 6:00 PM Pick
Fireworks Extravangza
Orchard Beach Nature Center - 6:00 PM Pick
2022 Independence Day Celebration
Astoria Park - 7:30 PM Pick
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