Find an NYC Summer Camp for the Last Weeks of Summer Break 2015

New York, Brooklyn, Queens Late Summer, September Camps for Kids

NYC public school students don't go back to class until September 9 this year, so what's a working parent to do? Camp of course! While many New York City camps end by mid-August, we've rounded up the ones that have availability in late August and early September (as of this writing).

So skip lugging the kids to the office, and check out one of these summer camps. Ballet? Toy building? Puppet making? French lessons? There are plenty of options, but be warned: You're not the only one scrambling to find something to keep the kids occupied for these last—challenging—days of summer, and camps are likely to book up fast.

Read on for 2015 late summer NYC camp ideas and other warm weather kid activities to try during these last days of school vacation.

Click through to the camps' official sites for info on hours and prices, and to register.

Camps with Availability in Late August

Aviator Sports & Events Center Summer Camps – Marine Park
Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
Through Friday, August 28
Ages 5-13
Enjoy all kinds of active fun at this massive Brooklyn athletic center. Availability is limited so call ASAP.

The Ballet Club – Upper East Side
321 East 61st Street between First and Second Avenues
Through Friday, August 28
Ages 3½-8
Campers can enjoy a full day of dance or opt for a program that also includes Little Picasso art sessions.

Bonjour NY – Upper West Side & Carroll Gardens
PS 84, 32 West 92nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
PS 58, 330 Smith Street at Carroll Street
Through Friday, August 28
Ages 3½-11 years
This French immersion program also offers traditional day camp activities like field trips, swimming and playtime.

Bricks4Kidz – Upper West Side
150 West 83rd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Ages 5 and up
Through Friday, August 28
Enjoy half-day sessions of Jr. Robotics or Stop-Motion Animation, or combine them for a full day of hands-on fun.

CMA Summer Art Colony – Governors Island
Through Friday, August 28
Ages 7-12
Although the programs hosted at the Children's Museum of the Arts are sold out, there is limited availability for two of CMA's Governors Island's camps: Drawesome II and Stories on Film.

ConstructionKids – Sunset Park
Industry City, 241 37th Street between Second Avenue and the Gowanus Expressway
Camp runs through Friday, August 28
Ages 4-8
Although ConstructionKids' Brooklyn Navy Yard camps are completely sold out, there are still spots in its Sunset Park program where young creators build interactive toys and games.

HiArt! – Chelsea
227 West 29 Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
Through Friday, August 28
Ages 5-15
Kids can draw their own manga comics and enjoy offbeat art activities at this artsy camp. Space is limited!

Kids at Art – Upper East Side
1412 Second Avenue between 73rd and 74th Streets
Ages 4½ and up
Through Friday, August 28
This creative camp offers half- and full-day sessions as well as day rates. Kids work at their own pace on various art projects, and enjoy playtime and lunch in a nearby park.

Kings Bay Y – Windsor Terrace
1224 Prospect Avenue at Vanderbilt Street
Ages 4-16
Through Friday, August 28
Enjoy swimming and other traditional seasonal activities at this local Y.

Museum of the Moving Image Media Camp – Astoria
36-01 35th Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets
Ages 9-13
Through Friday, August 28
MoMI's media camp wraps up with a Jim Henson-inspired session. Kids create their own puppets and shoot their own shorts.

New York Chess & Games – Prospect Heights
192 Flatbush Avenue at Dean Street
Through Friday, August 28
Ages 3-12
This Brooklyn chess shop hosts a camp for children of all skill levels. Sports, field trips and crafts are also on tap. Bonus: Camp is in session on Labor Day.

New York Kids Club – Citywide
Visit the website for a list of locations and schedule.
Through Friday, August 28
Ages 2½-6
The kiddie-gym chain offers a busy day camp at select NYC locations. Families can sign up for two, three or five days a week. 

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Camps with Availability in Early September

Advantage Tennis Clubs – Midtown West
Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club, 450 West 43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues
Ages 5-12
Through Friday, September 4
This afternoon-only, half-day tennis camp also offers swimming and rock climbing lessons.

The Art Studio New York – Upper West Side
145 West 96th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Ages 4-11
Through Friday, September 4
Kids can get creative in a variety of mediums at this artsy camp. There are also sessions for teens through August 28. Space is limited!

BasketBall City – South Street Seaport
Pier 36, 299 South Street between Clinton and Montgomery Streets
Through Thursday, September 3
Ages 7-17
Learn game essentials in BasketBall City's seven-court facility in weekly co-ed sessions.

Brooklyn Robot Foundry – Tribeca
72 Warren Street near West Broadway
Through Friday, September 4
Ages 5-10
Although its original Gowanus location is full, Brooklyn Robot Foundry's Manhattan outpost has openings for the last few weeks of summer break.

Chelsea Piers Sports Camps – Chelsea
23rd Street and the Hudson River
Through Friday, September 4
Ages 3-16
This west side sports mecca offers 16 athletic camps, most of which still have availability. Specialties, hours and age ranges vary, so visit the website for details. Busing is available from select Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Chess NYC – Greenwich Village & Greenpoint
Zinc, 82 West 3rd Street between Thompson and Sullivan Streets
155 Milton Street between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street
Ages 5-12
Through Wednesday, September 9
This popular chess program runs at several locations, but the two listed above are the only ones offering coverage through the start of public school.

Created by Kids NYC – Fort Greene
592 Pacific Street between Fourth and Flatbush Avenues
Through Friday, September 4
Ages 4-12
Pint-size Picassos tackle a variety of themed art projects like Hero's Journey and Aztecs.

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Dazzling Discoveries – Upper West Side
971 Columbus Avenue near 108th Street
Through Tuesday, September 8 except Labor Day
Ages 5-12
This STEM learning center hosts a variety of 3D printing, cooking, gardening and computer projects. Kids also enjoy play breaks in nearby parks. Bonus: Dazzling Discoveries will also offer coverage during the upcoming Rosh Hashanah school break.

Kate's Kids Acting Camp – Greenwich Village
115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane
Through Friday, September 4
Ages 6-13
Kids play theater games, learn improv and memorization techniques, and ham it up at this acting program. Each session culminates in a short performance where parents can watch the talented tykes in action.

Long Island City Kids – Long Island City
5-02 50th Avenue at 5th Street
Through Friday, September 4
Ages 3-11
This kids' enrichment center​ hosts an activity-filled camp that can be booked by the day or for the entire week.

NYChessKids Camp – Chelsea
NYChess Kids Learning Center, 191 Seventh Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets
Through Tuesday, September 8 except Labor Day
Ages 4 and up
Kids enjoy chess instruction and play along with Lego building and art projects.

The Park Slope Day Camp – Park Slope
339 8th Street near Sixth Avenue
752 President Street near Sixth Avenue
Through Friday, September 4
Age 4-12
Kids enjoy a few specialty activities along with the usual camp fun at this Park Slope mainstay. Minimum three-day sign up required.

RoboFun – Upper West Side
2672 Broadway near 102nd Street
Through Tuesday, September 8 except Labor Day
Ages 5-12
This high-tech camp offers hands-on Lego robotics, Scratch and video game sessions.

Silver Music & Art Camp – Morningside Heights
45 Tiemann Place between Broadway and Claremont Avenue
Ages 3-7
Through Friday, September 4
These half-day camps combine an intro to reading and playing music with visual art projects. Outdoor play is also on tap.

Skudin Surf Camp – Rockaway
Beach 67th Street and Beach Front Road
Ages 5-15
Through Friday, September 4
Learn how to ride the waves with the pros at NYC's only surfing beach. Sign up by week or day, half-day sessions only.

TADA! Musical Theater Camps – Chelsea
15 West 28th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
Through Friday, September 4
Ages 6-14
Aspiring Broadway hoofers work with educators to create mini-musicals at this venerable theater camp.

Taste Buds Kitchen – Chelsea
109 West 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
Ages 4-16
Through Friday, September 11 except Labor Day
Choose from a variety of half-day, hands-on cooking sessions for foodies of all ages.

Tennis Innovators Tennis Camp – Kips Bay
Hunter College, 25th Street and First Avenue
John Jay College, 59th Street and Tenth Avenue
Through Friday, September 4
Ages 3 and up
My son has attended this tennis camp and gives it rave reviews. Participants do drills, receive private instruction and play matches.

Have the last few weeks of break off? Find lots of end-of-season fun in our Summer Guide.