Specialty Camps

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Every summer, The Aldrich Museum offers six exciting weeks of workshops with contemporary artists and educators, for children ages three to twelve.  Participants will learn how artists come up with ideas for their artwork, experiment with all sorts of materials, and enjoy time with friends while creating works only they could imagine! Registration is required. All materials and snacks are provided. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Tel 203.438.4519.  Visit www.aldrichart.org.

Amadues Frozen FlyerThe Amadeus Theater & Art Day Camp gives children ages 5-16 the opportunity to perform in a musical adaptation of FROZEN – Really Frozen!!!, play group outdoor sports and games, study band or orchestra instruments, piano, guitar and voice, paint and create sets, learn choreography,  play in a jazz percussion, rock or chamber ensemble, compose their own songs, create studio art, learn photography and film-making, participate in an art show, and go on a swimming field trip.  Camp culminates in a fully staged theater performance in a professional theater.  Six weeks, one to five week sessions available.  Camp is held in Chappaqua: 201 King Street, Chappaqua, NY.  June 29 – August 7, M-F, 9:00 – 4:00.  Preschool music program, Sounds of Music, also available.   Visit www.amadeusconservatory.com or call 914-238-0388.

ATHLETES WAREHOUSE is a new strength and conditioning facility in Pleasantville equipped with 6,000 sq. ft of turf space.  All Sports Camp: kids ages 5-11 from 9:30am-2:00pm. Dates: July 6-9, July 13-16, July 20-23, and July 27-30. Activities will include kickball, wiffle ball, soccer, obstacle courses and more! Price: $200 per week.
Speed And Agility Specialty Camp: ages 12-18 from 12:00pm-2:00pm OR 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Dates: July 6-9, July 13-16, July 20-23, and July 27-30.  This camp will focus on working the drills and mechanics necessary to maximize your athlete’s speed.  Price: $250 per week.  CONTACT: team@athleteswarehouse.com or (914) 741-1802.

This summer the Bedford Academy of Music will offer workshops dedicated to theater and music. The Musical Theater Workshop for children in K -8 is a performance-oriented program. Children will work on mastering vocal/acting technique, choreography, dialogue, creating sets for the show. The workshop will conclude with a staged production. The Chamber Music Workshop is for intermediate/advanced instrumentalists who are looking to collaborate with other musicians. Daily coaching sessions, rehearsals, and theory classes will culminate in a gala recital.  Visit www.bedfordacademyofmusic.org or call 914-400-4029.

The Boy Scouts of America offers programs of character development, leadership training, achievement, community service, and FUN in the outdoors for boys starting in 1st Grade.
Summer Camp is a highlight of the Scouting year.
To learn more, visit www.wpcbsa.org or call 914-773-1135.  Local groups can be found at beAscout.org.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Westchester-Putnam Council, 41 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY  10532, 914-449-2611, www.wpcbsa.orgBill.Kelly@scouting.org.

Applause Westchester is bringing you CAMP APPLAUSE — week-long theater intensives to children in Westchester over Spring Break Week – and in the Summer!  Each week your child will cycle through classes such as acting, singing, scene study, audition technique, Broadway dance, hip-hop, acting for TV, and costume design taught be industry professionals from NYC.  The week culminates in an open house performance every Friday!  There is an entirely new curriculum every week in the Summer, so you can join us for one week or all eleven.  Spring Ages 3-5 — M-F 9:30-12:00.  Grades K-5th Grade — M-F, 9:30-3:00. Don’t forget to ask about our multi-week discount!  114 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck.  Call (914) 835-2200 or visit www.applauseny.com.

At Camp Bedford, kids imagine what it would be like to bounce among the clouds, soar with eagles, and reach for the stars. The Bible comes to life in powerful ways as kids explore why nothing is impossible with God. Start soaring now – register to be a part of this exciting camp! This event is free and open to all children entering grades 1-5! Please register online at www.bedfordcommunitychurch.org. For more information, please call (914) 666-5384 or e-mail the children’s ministry at bcckidsny@yahoo.com. Camp CDs, t-shirts and hot dog lunches will be available for purchase. Camp Bedford is located at Bedford Community Church – 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Camp Bedford will be held August 6-10 from 9am – 12noon.

Camp Critter begins it’s seventh year and now offers six individual weeks for various ages. Campers learn about animals, animal sheltering, animal cruelty prevention, and training. They do many projects to help shelter animals find their forever homes, including “Adopt Me” flyers, clicker training, and kitten and puppy socializing. They also learn about other kinds of “critters” with visits from Teatown, The Greenburgh Nature Center, and Wolf Conservation. Lots of outdoor time, arts and crafts, and hands-on animal time. Camp hours are from 1 – 4 PM, Monday through Friday.  Contact Alice Shanahan, Director of Humane Education, at alice@spca914.org. Go to our website at www.spca914.org for dates and times.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Avenue & West 46th Street, New York, NY, web site.  Camp Intrepid is looking to recruit YOU to be a part of its summer CREW!  A program of the Education Department of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, Camp Intrepid campers explore life at sea, aviation, marine life and astronomy while integrating the museum’s exhibits and hands on interactives.  Specially themed weeks like Underwater Exploration, Ancient Navies and Armies, A Pirate’s Life and Intrepid Inventors makes Camp Intrepid the most exciting summer camp this side of the Hudson River!  Camp runs from June 11th through August 24th, 2012, Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm.  To learn more about Camp Intrepid, please contact camp@intrepidmuseum.org or call 646.381.5166.  Or visit the Intrepid Website.

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Caring Circle Children’s Bereavement Program Day Camp.  Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam’s 8th Annual Caring Circle Camp is scheduled for Sunday, August 19th at Camp Kiwi in Carmel, New York.  Participants from the Caring Circle and their families will come together for an afternoon of arts and crafts, swimming, sports, games, miniature golf and camaraderie.  The camp is offered free of charge to all participants who are responding to the loss of a loved one.  Our Caring Circle children and their families take part in one of our three bi-weekly support groups offered in Yonkers, Yorktown Heights and New Rochelle.  These groups offer children a safe environment to deal with their emotions in a healthy and productive way so they can begin to heal.  For more information, please call Maribel Nazario, Caring Circle Coordinator at (914) 666-4228, ext. 336 or click here.

ChallengeCampCastlehi-res175Challenge Camp is celebrating its 34th year of offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for bright, curious children aged 4-14. We offer over 100 courses ranging from architecture to chess to cooking to magic to model rocketry to video production and many options in between with sports options in the Afternoon.  Challenge Camp is ACA accredited and located at School of the Holy Child, 2225 Westchester Avenue, Rye, New York 10580.  Bus transportation, early /extended day, or Kosher lunch options available. Two sessions – 6/30 – 7/25, 7/28 – 8/15. Please visit www.challengecamps.com or call 914-779-6024 to learn more about our innovative program.

5-Day Summer Camp at Grand Prix New York.  When campfires and canoeing gets old, check out the 5-Day Junior Racing Summer Camps at Grand Prix New York. With professional racer Stevan McAleer emphasizing basic driving fundamentals, sportsmanship and fun, campers are exposed to a camp experience that is thrilling and informative. Campers will learn, practice, and compete on two different European road course inspired tracks under the watchful eye of GPNY’s professional staff. Lunch is provided and reservations will fill up fast. Call (914) 358-3617 for more information.  Grand Prix New York, 333 North Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Web: www.gpny.com.


Hackley Summer Programs, June 9-August 18.  Join kids grades K-12 for various awesome summer programs at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY.  June Hackley Hornet Gap Camp for grades K-9 fills the gap between end of school and beginning of camp.  Courses taught by Hackley faculty include Adventures in Inventing, Pottery, Martha Graham Dance, Soccer, Tennis, Oil Painting, Nature and more.  In June – August, grades 5-12 can enrich their skills in writing, math, law, astronomy, materials science, SAT prep and more.  June 9-August 18, 2014.  www.hackleyschool.org/summer, 914-366-2675, summer@hackleyschool.org.

cavcampHarvey Cavalier Camp, Chris Del Campo, Director
260 Jay St. Katonah, NY 10536, (914) 232-0581, www.harveycavaliercamp.org
With 35 years in education, Chris Del Campo has directed the camp for 22 years. Our Cavaliers (grades 2-9) like creating their own schedule by choosing electives from the more than 45 activities which include the performing arts, the fine arts, swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, sports, science and so much more, and all taught by talented and caring professionals. Little Cavs (Pre-K -1st) love dabbling in the arts, splashing in our pool, exploring nature on our 125-acre campus, and so many other exciting things!

The Greenwich Historical Society History and Art Camp has openings this summer for both the two-week and single-week options. Session A (Grades 4-6) runs from July 8 to July 19, and Session B (Grades 1-3-and 4, if preferred) runs from July 22 to August 2. Each two-week camp session begins with a week focusing on Colonial history, followed by a week devoted to visual art.  The experience is interactive and designed to utilize the art and artifacts in Bush-Holley House.  Sessions are fun, challenging and age-appropriate.  A field trip and a Parents’ Day are part of each week’s schedule.  Visit www.greenwichhistory.org.