Here's our roundup of summer camp options for kids in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn!! You'll local find camps grouped by type, and at the bottom camps that are further away with busing options to our neighborhood. Though we did our best to research and summarize, some information may be missing, outdated or inaccurate. Please contact programs for full details and leave a comment or e-mail us with questions, corrections, or to add your program!
Greater Bay Ridge: Traditional / Multi-Focus
Bay One Summer Camp @ Bay One Preschool (7106 3rd Ave)
Ages 3 - 5 years. July 6 - August 30, extended day and sibling discount available. Outdoor playground and garden. All meals provided.
Brooklyn Chinese-American Assoc. (BCA) Summer Camp @ various schools
Free, M-F 8am-5pm, K-5th grade. Activities include arts & crafts, leadership training, martial arts, and more.
Bunny Hill Summer Camp @ Bunny Hill Preschool
For ages 2-5 years, 8am-3pm July 5 - August 11 (6 weeks), $1500. Activities including gardening, water play, art, music and experiments. $100 off if you sign up at an open house.
Camp BounceU @ Bounce U (6722 Fort Hamilton Pkwy)
Ages 4-12. Activities include bouncing, sliding, playing games, creating art projects, etc. Sessions are Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-12:30PM and 1PM-4PM. $59.99 per half day session, $99.99 per full day session, $529.99 for full week full day. BYO lunch or purchase for $5.
Fontbonne Body & Soul Summer @ Fontbonne Hall Academy (9901 Shore)
1 week long classes in July & August for volleyball, basketball, cheer, writing, creative dance, and more! For boys and girls entering 2-9th grades. $175 - $300 per week.
Kidz Summer Culinary Camp @ Little Language & Kidz Cooking Studio (7921 7th Ave)
Ages 4-13 (mixed groups). 10am-2pm, includes daily hands on culinary activity, lunch, music and group dancing, games, painting, and more. $225 per week, July 10 - August 17. Maximum 12 children per day.
Kings Bay Y Summer Camps @ Ft. Hamilton Army Base & Kings Bay YM-YWHA
Ages 2 - teen. Camps for preschoolers, STEM, basketball, swim, Hebrew dual language, teen travel, inclusion, and sleepaway! Early bird, sibling, and referral discount. Transportation and extended day available. $480-540 per week up to $2,950 for full summer (prices vary by age and schedule).
LES Summer Program @ Lutheran Elementary School (440 Ovington)
1 - 7 week long full (9 - 4pm) or half day camp for children ages 3 - 10 years. Activities include music, creative movement, gardening, and literature-based art program. Extended day available. From $165 for 1 week of half day to $1,750 for 7 weeks full day. (2016 info)
Marks JCH Summer Day Camp @ 7802 Bay Parkway (7802 Bay Pkwy)
From 2 years old through grade 9. Inclusion camp for children with special needs. Offers transportation and extended care. Sibling discount. Swimming, activities from dramatic play to sports to jewelry making and learning about to Israeli culture and Jewish values. Rates from $830 - $3,280. June 29 - August 18.
NIA Free Middle School Camps @ Various Locations
FREE!! Running July 5 - August 3 Mondays - Thursdays 8am - 2pm for students going into 6th through 9th grades.
NYC Parks Summer Camps @ Various
For ages 6 - 13, children will engage in sports, fitness, outdoor adventure, and take part in many of New York City’s rich cultural and educational opportunities. Running July 5 - August 18, $500 per child for 7 weeks (9-5pm) and $575 for extended day (8-6pm). Lottery held March 3 - 12.
OLG Summer Camp @ Our Lady of Guadalupe (7201 15th Ave)
6-week program for ages 5 to 11 held July 3 - August 11, 9am-3pm (extended day available). Daily program includes pool time (2.5’ and 5’), arts & crafts, movie time, various sports, and board games. Drink and snack provided, BYO lunch. $150/week, sibling discount available. Registration at rectory 4/25 & 5/22 (6:30-8pm).
Park Slope Day Camp @ Adelphi Academy (8515 Ridge Blvd)
For children entering K though 6th grade. Other locations offer Pre-K (Carroll Gardens, North Slope, Park Slope, & Windsor Terrace). Traditional camp activities like sports, drama, music, martial arts, gymnastics, horseback riding, swim, and trips. 8am - 2:30pm, extended day and transportation available. From 10 days ($1,500) to 8 weeks ($3,624).
Poly Prep Summer @ Poly Prep (9276 7th Ave)
Options include summer experience day camp (with pool time), performing arts, academics, learn to swim, and more, for Pre-K & K ($525/week) through high school (3-17 years). $3,225 for 6-week full day “summer experience” program (9am-3:30pm - extended day available). Learn to Swim, ages 2-16, $215 for 1.5hrs 2 days a week. Other programs and prices on website. Lunch and transportation available.
The Ridge Creative Center @ First Free Evangelical Church (939 83rd St.)
Runs 9 weeks, you pick your days or weeks. Projects derived from student exploration of arts, culture, language, history and science. Full day 8am-4pm, extended day available.
Stepping Stones Preschool Summer Camp @ Stepping Stones (245 86th / 9321 Ridge)
For ages 2 - 6 years. Facilities include safe surface playground with sprinklers and central AC. Activities include field trips, dance, arts & crafts, music, science experiments, and more. Full day M-F for $1,396 - $1,500 per 4-week session or $2,652 - $2,850 for 8 week session. Half day and selected days available from $484 - $496 per session or $920 - $942 for full summer (2 half days a week).
Tiny Tots Summer Camp @ Tiny Tots Playhouse (243 88th St)
**They told us their program is only for their regular day care students**. 6 week full day program for $2200.
Treasure Island Summer Camp @ Treasure Island (347 74th St)
Day camp for ages 2.5 - 5 years, focusing on a play-based curriculum as well as sports, zumba, yoga, and more. Prices vary from $800 up to $2,000 for 6 weeks 5 days a week full time (8:15am-4:15pm).
Worldtots Little Traveler Summer Camp @ Worldtots (6813 13th Ave)
Each week, children ages 2-5 will learn about a different country's culture, art, snacks, songs, dances, games, and languages! 6.5 weeks (July 6 - August 18), $950 for half day (9-12), $1680 for full day (9-3) extended day available.
Greater Bay Ridge: Art / Music / Dance / Theater
Art & Clay Camp @ The Painted Pot (8009 3rd Ave)
Ages 6-14. Small group setting, focusing on clay hand building / sculpture, painting pottery, mosaic techniques and acrylic painting on canvas! Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, extended day available. $595/week or $125/day. BYO lunch.
Bay Ridge Ballet's Elementary Ballet Camp @ Bay Ridge Ballet (127 Bay Ridge Ave)
Ages 5-8 ballet camp held July 24-28. $475, 9:30-3:30 (extended care available). Classes and activities include Elementary Ballet, Broadway Jazz, Junior Choreographers Class, Tumbling, Dance Education, Arts & Crafts, and Snack-times & Lunch.
Brooklyn Theatre Camp @ Our Lady of Angels School (337 74th St)
Ages 5-14, 9am-3pm, extended day available. Acting, singing, dancing, theatre, and performance opportunities. $215 per week or $50 per day. Transportation available. (2016 info)
Crossroads Arts Camp @ Gymnasium at High School of Telecommunications & Arts Technology (67th & 4th)
FREE for ages 5 through teen, meeting Sundays from 10:30AM-noon
DGR Live Out Loud Summer Camp @ DG Rockers Guitar & Music School (7207 Fort Hamilton Pkwy)
Ages 5-13, July 3 - Aug 11, 9am-3:45pm. $2000 for 6 weeks (early bird, sibling, & friend referral discounts available). Activities include guitar / vocal class, academics, kickboxing & kung fu, meditation, board games, field trips, cooking & art classes, and more!
Intro to Dance Summer Program @ Beyond Dance (8717 3rd Ave)
A two-week summer program (4 classes - Aug. 8, 10, 15, 17) offering an introduction to dance styles for ages 2.5-4, 4-6, and 7-10 years.
Music Box School Camps @ The Music Box School (9402 Fort Hamilton Pkwy)
Music camps for ages 3 through 13 years. $340 per week for 3-6 years, $380 per week for 4-7 years, $750-780 per 2 week program for 7-13 years.
Summer Art Camp @ The Art Room (8710 3rd Ave)
Art camp covering painting, drawings, sculpture, clay works, craft inspired works, etc. Running Monday - Friday 9-1:30pm ($475 per week, $90/day) for ages 4-12 years, includes snacks.
Theater Camps @ Dimensions on Stage (7601 3rd Ave)
Weekly camps teaching singing, acting, dance, improv, and character study, for ages 4-14 years, culminating with a performance for family and friends on the last day. $240 - 412 / wk.
Theater Summer Workshops @ Acting Out! (7426 15th Ave)
1 - 5 week acting, singing, and theater-related workshops for ages K - 17 years. $149 (1 hr per day), $195 (1.5 hrs per day), $199-$325 (2-3 hrs per day) per week.
Summer Creative Arts & Music Program (SCAMP) @ Leif Ericson Day School (1037 72nd St)
Ages 3-12, activities include painting, writing, publishing, puppet making, performance opportunities, making & playing musical instruments, singing, water play, and computers. Full day (9am-4pm) and half day (9am-12pm), 3-5 days a week, extended care and sibling discounts available. $200 - $300 per week (2 week minimum).
Summer Dance & Theater Camps @ Danceworks (7116 13th Ave)
Ages 3-12, 10am-3:30pm 3 days a week. Boys dance free! Theater, hip hop, jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, acro, & audition prep. See ad on next page for more info!
Summer Stage @ Bay Ridge Prep (8101 Ridge Blvd)
4 week program (July 17 - August 10) hosted in partnership with Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/Ridge Chorale, preparing kids for and culminating in a full theatrical production! For kids ages 9-17, beginners and up. $700 per student, sibling discount available.
Young Dancers in Repertory Summer Camp & Classes @ Various
PS 127 (7805 7th Ave) - Free! 6 years through 5th grade. Details TBA in April.
YDR Studio, 5602 5th Ave. This year’s schedule and fees TBD, but 2016 was: 2 days / week, 1-2 hrs/week. $100/week - $140/4 weeks.
Greater Bay Ridge: Sports / Martial Arts
Bay Ridge Martial Arts Summer Camp @ Champions Taekwondo (7005 3rd Ave)
Monday to Friday (8:30am-3pm) July 10 - August 25. Martial Arts, arts & crafts, field trips, movies, etc. $150 per week. Limited to 10 students only!
Brooklyn Sports Camp @ Our Lady of Angels School (337 74th St)
Ages 4-16, extended day available. Sports and fun activities (such as bowling, billiards, and movies). $215 per week or $50 per day. Transportation available. (2016 info). Open house June 4 @ 1-4pm at 337 74th Street.
Crossroads Sports Camp @ Gymnasium at High School of Telecommunications & Arts Technology (67th & 4th)
FREE for ages 5 through teen, meeting Sundays from 10:30AM-noon
Little Gym Camp @ The Little Gym Bensonhurst-Dyker (8681 18th Ave)
Indoor day camp combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts for ages 3-12 years. M-F 9am-12 and 1-4pm. June 26 - August 27. From $30 per day.
PSAL Summer Big Apple Games @ PS 186 & PS 176
Designed as an extension of the PSAL (Public Schools Athletic League), this program offers a variety of recreational opportunities for children from grades 4 through 12, including students with special needs. (2016. info)
Salvation Army Basketball Clinic @ 252 86th Street
FREE!! July 10 - August 10, Mondays-Thursdays 9am-12, ages 8-13.
Xaverian Sports Camp @ Xaverian (7100 Shore Road)
Basketball (2nd - 9th grade) and baseball (5th - 9th grade) for boys and girls. June 26 - August 4, Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm, $270-$300 per week. $9 per day for lunch or BYO. Transportation available from Staten Island & the Rockaways. Drop-off from 8:30 available, no after care.
Greater Bay Ridge: Academics
Academic Summer Camps @ Bayridge Learning Center (450 77th St)
Summer academic programs from July 7th-August 8th for 3rd - 12th grades, including courses on ELA, math, reading, science, creative writing, SHSAT, PSAT, and SAT/ACT.
FasTrack Camps @ FasTracKids Dyker Heights (7612 13th Ave)
Educational day camp experience for ages 2 years and up. Monday - Friday, half and full day, from $575 (M-F 10-12am) to $2,700 (M-F 9am-4pm) for 8 weeks.
Summer Enrichment Programs @ A+ Academy (6802 8th Ave & 710 57th Street)
Programs begin July 5 or 10th and run through August 18, include 3-7th grade program, SHSAT, PSAT, and SAT prep!
Xaverian XCEL @ Xaverian (7100 Shore Road)
Xaverian Community of Emerging Leaders, (XCEL) is a summer enrichment program that integrates educational, spiritual and leadership development for boys & girls entering the 8th grade. 115 seats available. Activities include TACHS prep classes, elective course options in robotics, film production, studio art, creative writing, and dramatics, and a variety of recreational activities in the afternoon. One day each week at an off-campus location using New York City as their classroom. June 26 - July 27, Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 2pm. Application Deadline: April 3.
BEYOND BAY RIDGE (With Transportation)
Aviator Sports Summer Camps @ Floyd Bennet Field
For ages 3-14 years, campers will rotate through 5 activities a day (swim, arts & crafts, drama, go-carts, photography, etc), from 9am-5pm (extended hours available). Early bird and referral discounts available. Options from 1 week ($495-$570) to full summer ($2,685-$3,150). Bus transportation available, from $125 per week to $650 for entire summer.
Mill Basin Day Camp @ Mill Basin
Ages 3 years through 9th grade. 4-8 weeks, 3/4/5 days per week. 8:45am-4pm. Sibling discount and transportation. Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, dance, karate, sports, gymnastics, magic, video game room, baking center, IJAX (giant screen theatre) and computers. Prices range from $2,050 (3-5yrs program 3 days/week for 4 weeks) to $2,950 (8-9th grade program, 5 days/week for 8 weeks)
Mount Tom Day Camp @ New Rochelle, NY
Day camp for ages 3-14 years offering swim, sports, performing & creative arts, outdoor adventure, and horseback riding. Half, mini, and full days available for 2-8 weeks, ranging from $1,200 (2 weeks half day) to $6,900 (8 weeks full day). Transportation provided - in past they came as close as Park Slope and will consider a stop in Bay Ridge with enough interest.
Quinipet Camp @ Shelter Island
Day, overnight, and sailing camps! Monday - Friday day camp for ages 4 - 12 years with half day ($425/week) and full day ($575/week) options. Activities include arts & crafts, beach fun, nature walk, nature education, team sport, playground, cooking and gardening. Sailing camp for ages 8-15 years, $700 for half day 2 week session. Overnight camp for ages 7 - 17 years, $700-$750/week. Will consider transportation to Bay Ridge with enough interest.
Shorefront Summer YM-YWHA Day Camp @ Brighton Beach
Ages 3 years through 9th grade. Creative activities, awesome aquatics, and great trips around the tri-state area. 9am-5pm, lunch provided. Extended day and transportation available. $550/week, $1,805 per session (4 weeks), and $3,102 full summer (9 weeks).
USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts @ Long Island
2 week ($1,950), 4 week ($3,900-$4,200), and 7 week ($5,250 - $5,750) programs for Pre-K through 12th graders featuring art, creative writing, dance, nature, theater, and more. 140 acre campus. Transportation included (current transportation offered as close as Park Slope / Gowanus, but can add Bay Ridge stop with enough interest.)
Young People’s Day Camps @ Flatlands
Private day camp for boys and girls ages 4-14 years, open July 5 - August 26. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, swimming twice a week at Tottenville Pool, and at least 1 field trip a week. $500 per week, early bird and multi-week discounts available, and free transportation (door-to-door to all parts of Brooklyn).
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