Most Affordable Summer Camps in Westchester for Kids
There are plenty of fun summer camp options in Westchester, from traditional day camps to STEM-focused programs to a variety of sports camps. But no matter your child's interests, camp can be a pricey proposition. If you're looking for especially budget-friendly options, we’ve rounded up a selection of the most affordable day camps in Westchester.
For this 2022 list, we've capped the cost at $375 per week. Many of these camps offer half-day sessions as well as early-bird or sibling discounts. Plus, there are often options for financial aid or scholarships. Even if you don’t see that information listed, you can always ask to see if it’s a possibility.
Reasonably Priced Summer Camps for Kids in Westchester
Channel your inner artist at MADE's half-day summer camp. Photo courtesy of MADE
MADE: My Art + Design Experience — Mamaroneck
Aspiring artists love the three-hour workshops at MADE art studio in Mamaroneck, which run from 10am to 1pm four days a week for $327 per session. There are 10 weekly options to choose from, all of which have a different theme, like “foodies camp,” out of this world,” and “once upon a time.” At each one, kids age 6 and older learn a variety of techniques and styles. Enjoy a 10% discount if you sign up by the end of March.
A-Game Sports — New Rochelle
There are a few different sports camps available at A-Game Sports, from flag football to field hockey. While the number of weeks and price vary per sport, the multisport camp is nine weeks long and the earlier you sign up, the cheaper it is. If you sign up by May 31, it's $375 per week. (After June 1, it jumps to $400/week.) Camp runs from 9am to 3pm from June 27 to Sept. 2. Kids ages 6-12 can try their hand at a variety of sports. A similar program is offered for preschoolers.
Spend summer afternoons on Muscoot Farm meeting animals, crafting, and more. Photo courtesy of the farm
Muscoot Young Farmers Camp — Somers
This is one of the most affordable options in the area. Preschoolers get to spend time at Muscoot Farm in Somers during this weeklong camp from July 26 to July 30. Children explore the farm, its woodlands, fields, and residents, plus do arts and crafts. The camp costs just $175 for the week. There are also sessions for older kids that run from the end of June through the end of July at $350 per week.
New Rochelle Racquet Club — New Rochelle
Info on the 2022 summer camp hasn't been released yet.
If you sign up for six weeks of this half-day tennis camp option for kids 7 and younger, it’ll cost you $340 per week. (If you do three weeks or less, it’s $370.) The day runs from either 9am to noon or 1 to 4pm. Kids learn the basics—and more—of the game on equipment and courts sized for them. There’s also an early evening option, from 4 to 6pm or just $250 per week.
While full-day options are more expensive, if you go with half-day options at either the sports camp or gymnastics camp at the Rye Y, it’ll cost only $283 per week as a member. For nonmembers, it's $380. The season runs eight weeks and the sports camp is at Resurrection School, while gymnastics is at the Y itself. The more traditional (and full-day) Discovery Camp hits just below our limit at $368 per week for members. If you opt not to join, it's $460 per week.There’s also a Kinder Camp option for 3-6-year-olds, which costs $279 for the full day and $345 for the half day for members. For nonmembers, it's $370 for the half-day option.
The Rock Club Summer Camp promotes fitness, team-building, and confidence.
The Rock Club — New Rochelle
If your child is interested in indoor rock climbing, the summer camp at The Rock Club might be a perfect choice. The camp, which has morning or afternoon sessions, is open to kids ages 5-14 and runs $375 for the week. There’s also the option to sign up for just a day at $75.
Westchester County Nature Camps — Multiple Locations
Westchester County holds camps at several different nature centers and preserves throughout the area, including Cranberry Lake Preserve, Lenoir Preserve, Marshlands Conservancy, Read Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Trailside Nature Museum, with weekly sessions running $350 for kids entering grades 1 through 6. Most camps run from 9am to 3pm for elementary schoolers and older.
Slam Dunk Basketball Camp — Ardsley
Another Westchester County camp, this one, for kids going into grades 3 through 9, centers on basketball, with two sessions—one running from July 5 through 8 and a second from August 15 through 19. The full-day camp costs $300 for the first session and $350 for the second.
Hole-in-One Golf Camp — Multiple Locations
This camp is also one of the most affordable on the list, at just $75 per four-day session. Sessions take place at golf courses throughout the county, including Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake in Yonkers, Saxon Woods in Scarsdale, Maple Moor in White Plains, Hudson Hills in Ossining, and Mohansic in Yorktown. Dates vary, but each course hosts two sessions, ranging from mid-July to early August.
This post, originally published in 2019, was updated in March 2022.
All photos courtesy of the camps