Affordable Summer Camps for Westchester Kids
There are tons of fun summer camp options in our area, no matter what your child is interested in—from traditional camps to STEM programs. If you're looking for budget-friendly options that won't break the bank, we’ve rounded up a slew of affordable day camps in Westchester.
For this list, that means a camp that’s $350 and under a week. Many of the camps featured offer half-day sessions as well as early-bird or sibling discounts. Plus, there are often options for financial aid and/or scholarships—and even if you don’t see the information listed, you can always ask to see if it’s a possibility.
For even more options, check out our Summer Camps Guide for Westchester Kids, or search our Camp Directory. And be sure to sign up for our free newsletters to find even more fun things to do this summer!
A-Game Sports – New Rochelle
There are a slew of sports camps available at A-Game Sports, from flag football to field hockey. While number of weeks and price varies per sport, the multi-sport camp is four weeks long—and the earlier you sign up the cheaper it is, with $325 per week being the most it’ll cost you. The half-day camp runs from July 15 to August 23, where kids between the ages of 6 and 12 will try their hand at a variety of sports. The preschool set also has a multi-sport option, with a max cost of $300 per week.
Discovery Camp at the Rye YMCA – Rye
This camp for elementary schoolers includes everything from swim lessons and music to sports and stem activities, for $346 per week (The week of 4th of July is $275). The season runs seven weeks and is held at the Osbourne School in Rye. There’s also a sports camp and a gymnastics camp, with half-day options that’ll run you under $300—full day options are closer to $400 per week. Just note that if you’re not already a Rye Y member, you’ll need to join, which is an additional fee.
Hole-in-One Junior Golf Camp – Various locations
At just $50 per four-day session, this Westchester County Parks–run camp is great for budding golfers—and a super affordable option for their parents. The camp day is two hours long and, depending on the week, is available at a different course throughout Westchester, including in Yonkers, Ossining, Yorktown Heights, and Scarsdale, for kids between the ages of 10 and 17.
Kids age 6 and up will learn a variety of techniques and styles in MADE's half-day summer camp. Photo courtesy of MADE
MADE – Mamaroneck
Aspiring artists will love these three-hour art workshops at Made art studio in Mamaroneck, which run from 10am – 1pm four days a week for $255 per session. There are 10 weekly options to choose from, all of which fall under a different theme, like “all about animals,” “hipster week,” and “mythical creatures,” where kids age 6 and up will learn a variety of techniques and styles.
Spend afternoons on Muscoot Farm meeting animals, crafting, and more! Photo courtesy of the farm
Muscoot Farm Wrangler Camp – Somers
This is one of the most affordable options in the area. Preschoolers will get to spend some quality time with the animals at Muscoot Farm in Somers during this week-long camp over 4th of July, plus take part in crafts and more. As of this writing, the afternoon session, which runs from 1–3pm, is still open—and will run you just $150 for the week.
New Rochelle Racquet Club – New Rochelle
Held at Pine Brook Fitness in New Rochelle, the half-day tennis camp option for kids 10 and under costs anywhere from $310 to $350 per week, depending on how many weeks you choose. The day goes from either 9am – noon or 1–4pm. Kids will learn the basics—and more—of the game, on equipment fit for them.
Get ready for lots of sports and active place at the Play Place camp. Photo courtesy of The Play Place
The Play Place Multi Sports & Play Camp – Elmsford
For a weekly rate of $325, kids between the ages of 4 and 10 can enjoy a whole slew of fun sports and activities, including tennis, karate, soccer, arts and crafts, and a sprinkler park, at this popular play space in Elmsford. Camp is full-day and runs from the middle of June through the very end of August—plus siblings get an extra 10 percent off.
The Rock Club – New Rochelle
If your child is interested in indoor rock climbing, the summer camp at The Rock Club (at Pine Brook Fitness) in New Rochelle might be the perfect choice. The camp, which has morning or afternoon sessions, is open to kids between the ages of 5 and 15 and will run you $350 for the week, with the possibility of choosing how many of the nine camp weeks work for you. Discounts are available and there’s also the option to sign up for just the day, at $95.
Slam Dunk Basketball Camp – White Plains
Held at the County Center, this Westchester County Parks–run camp is for basketball-loving kids in grades 3 through 8. There are four week-long sessions throughout the month of July, and each session costs $350—and includes lunch.
Westchester County Nature Camps – Various locations
Westchester County holds camps at a number of different nature centers and preserves throughout the area, including Cranberry Lake Preserve, Lenoir Preserve, Marshlands Conservancy, Read Wildlife Sanctuary, and Trailside Nature Museum, with most weekly sessions ranging from $300 to $350, depending on the location and the child’s age. (A few sessions, for high school-age students, run higher than that.) Most camps go from 8:30am – 3:30pm, with discounts available.