Specialty Camps

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Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is 80 rolling acres of field, gardens, pastures and woods in Pocantico Hills, New York, where rich traditions of community-based farming are merging with the 21st century. Stone Barns Center’s Farm Camp is entering its eighth season. Camp sessions are designed for rising first graders through rising eighth graders. Our campers have the opportunity to see how the farm works and get their hands dirty by pitching in with farm chores and learning alongside our farm staff. In addition to activities focused on a specific theme, every camp session includes garden work, animal chores, cooking, crafts, games and hiking. At Farm Camp, we also explore the farm-to-table connection. A staff cooking specialist helps campers prepare healthy snacks several times each week, and older campers cook a full lunch together in a professional kitchen. Space is limited. Please register early! For more information, please contact Meghan Ryan, Camp Director: farmcamp@stonebarnscenter.org, or 914 366 6200 x111. Visit www.stonebarnscenter.org to download the brochure and to register.

Camps and Programs for Children and Teens.  The Jacob Burns Film Center’s Media Arts Lab is open for summer registration!  Camps and programs are available for children and teens, ages 4-18. New this summer is Lab Camp, an exciting array of unique opportunities for kids and teens to experience the magic of movies. All programs include demonstrations, creative collaboration, and opportunities for hands-on projects using all the riches of our state-of-the-art facility. Visit www.mediaartslab.org for more information on camps, courses, and how to register. Questions? Call 914.773.7663 ext. 8, or email registrar@burnsfilmcenter.org.

Summer Adventure Camps at The New York Botanical Garden, a series of week-long, themed summer camps for kids ages 5 to 10. Camps run Monday–Friday, July 9–August 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Early drop-off (8 a.m.) and late pickup (5:30 p.m.) options available. Children participating in these adventure camps will spend time indoors and out exploring the amazing flora and fauna of the Garden’s 250 acres. The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, which is specially designed for children to explore outdoor areas like wetlands, meadows, and ponds, will serve as the camp home base.  Call 718.817.8181 for more information or visit nybg.org/camps.

Tuesdays for Tots.  Young artists and a parent or caregiver share the delight of looking at the Museum exhibitions together followed by the exploration of art materials including paint, collage, and clay.  A new series is offered with each exhibition.  Ages 3-5, please no siblings under age 3. Visit our events calendar for upcoming Tots sessions.
Art Adventures.  Art Adventures is a child-friendly blend of art history, art appreciation, and art projects. The current exhibition is the starting point for this hands-on approach to looking at, understanding, and creating art.  Grades K-6. Visit our events calendar for upcoming Art Adventures.
Katonah Museum of Art is located at 134 Jay Street – Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536, 914-232-9555.  Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm. Closed Monday.  Find out more about the offerings at the Katonah Museum of Art at www.katonahmuseum.org.

Afraid Your Child Will Lose Academic Ground This Summer?  For parents concerned that their children will lose academic ground over the summer, The Center for Literacy Enrichment-Pace University has a solution – The Summer Reading & Writing Program. From pre-schoolers to middle schoolers the program provides children with an opportunity to not only maintain their reading, writing and comprehension skills but also to make gains academically in fun and informative ways. Age-appropriate instruction includes developing phonemic awareness, improving decoding skills and strengthening reading comprehension.  The program, which runs from June 30 – July 25, offers full- and half-day sessions. Certified teachers provide small-group instruction complemented by theme-based indoor and outdoor activities including digital story telling, literacy-themed crafts and games in a non-competitive setting. For more than 40 years the Center for Literacy Enrichment has been providing programs that encourage children be become lifelong learners.  The Summer Reading & Writing Program is held on the campus of Pace University Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Early Bird Registration, prior to May 1, qualifies for a fee discount. To register your child, contact Center Director Sister St. John Delany, PhD at 914-422-4135 or mdelany@pace.edu. For more information about The Center’s array of programs, go to www.thecenterforliteracy.com.

Soundview Summer STEAM is a place where left and right brains come together for creativity, and fun! STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Soundview Summer STEAM is a summer enrichment program which runs for five weeks from June 29-July 31, five days per week with two sessions daily. Kids entering third through sixth grades have the option of attending one or more weeks of their choosing. Our Program is taught by Certified NYS Teachers, and each week is based on a specific artist and science. We are located on Soundview Prep’s beautiful, 14 acre campus in Yorktown Heights at 370 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. For more information email us at summerprogram@soundviewprep.org, go to our website – www.soundviewprep.org/summerprogram, or call us – (914) 962-2780 ext.108.

Strawtown Studio’s Summer Waterways Adventure Program offers kids a summer adventure where nature, art and science come together in a safe and fun outdoor learning environment.  Each morning the outdoor adventurers meet at the home base and then venture out on expeditions to discover and play.  Woven in to the program’s waterway expeditions are hiking on local trails, native wildlife and plant study, creating art with natural and fine art materials, local and natural history and making new friends!  Visit www.strawtownstudio.com or call 845-558-0877.

Summerweek History Day Camp, for children ages 9-12, is an educational and entertaining weeklong day camp filled with hands-on activities and learning. Parents may enroll their children in one or more of the sessions in Westchester County offered at Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, and Washington Irving’s Sunnyside. Call 914-631-8200, ext. 628 for information and reservations. www.hudsonvalley.org.

Super Soccer Stars Fun In The Sun Camp is 2 hours of outdoor soccer fun and activities for children ages 3 to 5.  A typical camp day includes warm-ups and stretching, skill building and skill development activities, scrimmages and small sided games. The finale is the big game, where the kids get to play each other, and then challenge their coaches!  Fun in the Sun camp is a great way for your child to develop soccer skills and teamwork while spending time outside! Check out our weekly camps which will run throughout the summer in Greenwich, CT!  914.681.7171, newyork.supersoccerstars.com/summer-camps-westchester-ct-nj

Super Soccer Stars Kick It Camps are 4 hour sessions of soccer fun for kids ages 6-12.  A typical camp day includes a warm-up, tag games, relay races, team building activities, skill building activities, partner, individual, and group activities, and concludes with a game of World Cup!  Kick It camp is a great way for your older child to build confidence and learn teamwork while improving their soccer skills! Check out our weekly camps which will run throughout the summer in Greenwich, CT!  914.681.7171, newyork.supersoccerstars.com/summer-camps-westchester-ct-nj

Super Soccer Stars Mini Camps are 2.5 hours of soccer fun and activities, with arts and crafts for children ages 2.5-5.  Camps are typically divided into 2 age groups: 2.5-3 year olds, and 4-5 year olds, so coaches can lead the children in the best activities for their age group. These camps are a great way to introduce your youngest to soccer while developing your older child’s soccer skills in a fun and safe environment. Check out our weekly camps which will run throughout the summer in Scarsdale, Harrison, Greenwich and Tarrytown!  newyork.supersoccerstars.com/summer-camps-westchester-ct-nj, 914.681.7171

daeLogoColorcopy200The Digital Arts Experience offers Summer Programs to children ages 8-17. With half day and full day sessions and 1-week and 2-week programs that run all summer, we have it all covered: 2D and 3D Animation, Computer Programming and Game Programming, 3D Printing and Prototyping, Digital Photography and more. Our programs are 100% hands-on, with class sizes are 6-8 students, so every class is productive and collaborative. Best of all, each student will complete the program with original work that shows off his or her new skills! More information and registration: click here.

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is a non-profit community school of the arts, providing year-round music, theatre education, and music therapy for people of all ages and abilities. The Conservatory’s 36,000-square-foot facility offers a Recital Hall and 43 acoustically designed classrooms and teaching studios. Their comprehensive programs, which serve 3,000 students annually, include performing ensembles, musicianship classes, student performances, master classes, workshops, and more. All students receive free admission to the Conservatory’s annual series of faculty recitals and children’s concerts. Scholarships available. The Music Conservatory offers a wonderful variety of summer camps and workshops.  216 Central Avenue in White Plains, NY. Phone: (914) 761-3900. Website: www.musicconservatory.org.

Classes and programs for all ages and levels.  Creative Arts Program:  ages 4-12, a focus on art movements and culture are incorporated into classes such as: drawing, painting, mixed media, creative movement, storytelling, and more.  Mon-Fri, 9am – 12pm.  Other morning programs include: digital photography, ceramics, and more.  Afternoon classes in piano and guitar and various other instruments.  Workshops include songwriting, voice performance, dance, Manga/cartooning, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, watercolor, Garageband, writing, and analog/digital photography.  The RAC’s Musical Theatre Workshop will feature Disney’s Aladdin: Mon-Fri, 9am –  4pm, ages 8-12. Rye Arts Center, Milton Road, Rye, www.ryeartscenter.org, 914.967.0700.

The Summer Institute for the Gifted Day Program provides instruction in approximately 30 courses during its regular academic schedule and engages students in recreational activities every day. Courses are taught at levels appropriate for academically gifted students ages 6-14, covering humanities, mathematics and sciences, and multi-disciplinary courses. Every student selects three courses and has a recreational period. Each class meets five times a week for 90 minutes each.  Lunch is provided. We offer two locations in Westchester County: Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville and Manhattanville College in Purchase.  Contact: 866-303-4744, email Sig.info@giftedstudy.org, or visit www.giftedstudy.org.