By Ali Robertson
At Kids of Summer Sports Camp, experienced coaches encourage healthy competition among campers as they take part in baseball and basketball programs. The campers, ages 6 to 14, learn and practice the sports in a supportive, small group environment. Kicking off its eleventh year, the co-ed camp will offer sessions from June 18 to August 31. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and offers a late pick-up option. Round-trip transportation is also available to the camp’s location at the home fields on 106th Street in Riverside Park. From now until March 1, take advantage of the early registration discount. Discounts are available for both sibling and multiple-week registration, although one-week sessions are available.
At Spring Lake Day Camp, ages 4 to 15 can participate in a swim, sports and arts program complete with water slides, adventure ropes and athletic fields. Campers grades 3 through 10 can travel to baseball games, water parks and Broadway shows in an optional program. And for campers grade 5 and above, overnight trips take them to places such as Boston and Hershey Park. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions run from June 25 until August 16. For the younger nursery and Pre-K campers, a mini day session is available from 9 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. The camp is located 25 miles from the George Washington Bridge in Ringwood, New Jersey. Discounts apply for additional campers per family. Tuition includes transportation, lunch, snacks, two camp shirts, a bag and all craft materials.
Seacamp Association is the perfect choice for the young, aspiring Jacques Cousteau. At this non-profit marine science education facility, campers participate in sailing, windsurfing, 24 marine biology courses, arts and crafts, SCUBA and other water sports. Campers will explore the waters of both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico as they visit coral reefs, natural tide pools, mud flats and more. The camp offers one staff member for every three campers, and eight 25-foot Coast Guard-approved boats to promote safety for the hands-on field education. The 18-day overnight camp, located in Big Pine Key of the Florida Keys, is for ages 12 through 17. Sessions begin on June 24 and continue until August 20. Seacamp Association is also American Camp Association Accredited.
Camp Cody in Freedom, New Hampshire offers the premier co-ed experience for kids ages 7 to 15. On 100 acres of property at the southeastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest, campers practice archery and riflery, participate in waterfront activities, play sports, do arts and crafts, take cooking classes and more. Daily trips also allow campers the chance to venture outside the camp. These trips offer activities such as white water rafting, deep sea fishing, hiking, traveling to plays and shows, participating in a high ropes course, playing laser tag and much more. Campers have the opportunity to choose electives that complement their daily assigned activities. The overnight camp sessions begin on June 24 and continue until August 18.
This summer, join Pok-O-MacCready Camps for its 108th season. Owned and operated by the same family since 1905, the camp helps youth ages 6 to 16 develop an awareness and appreciation for the environment. Before selecting activities such as archery, blacksmithing, creative writing, mountain biking, wilderness trips and more, campers attend an Activity Fair. The camp also features horseback, waterfront and indoor rock climbing facilities. Three different programs are offered: 3-week, 4-week and 7-week sessions. The 7-week and 4-week sessions begin June 24. The 3-week session begins July 24. For a virtual tour of the camp, which is located in the eastern Adirondacks in Willsboro, New York, visit the website.
It’s no surprise LuHi Summer Programs has a lot to offer with over 30 different activities for youth grades Pre-K through 12. From forensic courses to day trips, the camp is designed with something for everyone. The camp features recreational activities, arts and education courses and sports. Four sessions run during June 25 to Aug. 17, Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The camp offers free transportation from Manhattan to its location on the Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School campus in Brookville, New York. Discounts are available for multi-session, sibling and early registration (before March 1). To provide families with a closer look at the camp, LuHi plans to host three open houses from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 12, March 25 and April 29. Visit the website or call the office for more details.
If campers want to improve their grades, self-esteem or motivation levels, Super Camp may be able to help. The camp features activities for trust building, academics and outdoor, learning and life skills. Some courses include SAT Preview, Note Taking, Problem Solving and Outdoor Adventure Day, which encourages students to gain confidence by performing activities out of their comfort zones. Five 7-day sessions for grades 6 through 8 begin July 11 and end Aug. 12. Fifteen 10-day sessions for grades 9 through 12 begin June 29 and end Aug. 12. There is also a program for college students. At this overnight experience, campers stay in dormitories at nine prestigious college campuses, including Stanford University, Brown University and Wake Forest University. Enroll with a sibling and save $100. Enroll with a friend and save $75.