New York Summer Camps for Boys and Girls

New York Camps

Summer Camps in New York

New York, New York, is a heck of a town. It’s the most populous city in the United States by a wide margin, and it’s been known around the world as a center of industry, arts, education, and culture for more than 150 years. Considering all this, some would be amazed at how different New York City is from the rest of the state. Most of New York is made up of forests, meadows, mountains, and lakes—not too far from one of the busiest cities on Earth, there’s nature as idyllic as any setting you can imagine.

The combination of diverse natural landscapes and thriving city environments means New York State summer camps offer endlessly varied opportunities. Whether your family lives in New York or you’d like your kids to explore the Big Apple and beyond for the first time, there are countless camps ready to help them have an unforgettable summer.

Camp Programs in the Empire State

Your children are learning everywhere they go. Exposing them to new, supportive environments broadens their minds, challenges them, and helps them become more independent and self-confident. Summer camp is the perfect atmosphere for growth, learning new skills, and forming a community with new friends.

If your kids are nature lovers, check out camps in the north and northeast (loosely referred to as “Upstate New York”). They can hike around the Catskill Mountains or go wilderness tripping near the Ferris Lake and Silver Lake forests. You should also look at summer camps on the east side of the state, where New York borders Lake Erie and Lake Ontario—the Great Lakes are ripe for sailing, canoeing, and other fun water activities.

For children who are more academically or artistically inclined, summer camps near the city are the places to be. New York offers unparalleled opportunities to learn more about theatre, music, writing, and art. There’s no end to the celebrated authors, actors, musicians, and architects that got their start in New York—your kids could be next!

Search for New York Summer Camps

Use our camp directory to find the New York summer camp your children will love. Since there are so many options in this state, it will help to think about the kinds of activities or atmospheres your kids will thrive in and narrow your search down from there. Whether they prefer the meadows or the metropolis, New York can’t wait to welcome them.

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps

Day and Residential Camps with separate sessions for boys and girls, ages 5-18

Locations Nationwide, United States

Established in 2000

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps

The GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps were developed to provide young athletes with an opportunity to become better lacrosse players with instruction from the best coaches and players in the game today. Our goal is to help you keep improving, no matter what your ability level, through great coaching and healthy competition.

The foundation of the GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp program is our coaching staff. Our camp directors are a collection ...read more

Park Shore Country Day Camp

Coed Day Camp, ages 5-14

Dix Hills, New York

Established in 1959

Park Shore Country Day Camp

Located on 15 wooded acres, the facility includes 3 heated pools with pool slides; high ropes course, dreamfields, competitive atletic & culture arts program, bungee trampoline & rockwall. Activities include Arts and Crafts, Baseball/Softball, Challenge/Rope Courses, Dance, Drama, Music, Performing Arts, Team Field Sports, Instructional Swimming, Tennis, Aerobics/Exercise, Aquatic Activities, Basketball, Climbing/Rappelling, Computer, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Revolution Softball Camps

Girls Camp with Residential and Day Camp Sessions

Nationwide Locations in the United States

Revolution Softball Camps

TRAINING & GETTING BETTER!

Softball players of all ability levels and positions will benefit from a week at a Revolution Softball Camp. Campers will participate in a variety of offensive, defensive, and situational drills that they can use as the foundation for their future softball career. Campers will also develop a greater understanding of team play, learning the concepts to help make their team better. And don't forget ...read more

Emagination Tech Camps

Coed Camp with Overnight Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Fairfield CT, Atlanta GA, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Philadelphia PA and new location in Northern VA!

Established in 1982

Emagination Tech Camps

More Tech More Camp! For over 35 years kids who are inspired by technology come from near and far for high quality technology education balanced with fun summer camp activities. Experience the Emagination difference --- one and two-week sessions, multiple tech courses per session, in-person teaching (no online tutorials), indoor and outdoor games. Emagination's sessions allow time to take multiple technology courses plus experience the benefits ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

School of Creative & Performing Arts

Residential coed summer camp, ages 14-18

Burlington, VT, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA

Established in 2001

School of Creative & Performing Arts

Come join the next generation of visual and performing artists at SOCAPA - The School of Creative & Performing Arts. At our campuses in New York City, Los Angeles, and Vermont, SOCAPA offers one to six-week summer intensives in Filmmaking, Acting, Music, Dance, Photography and Screenwriting. Our students travel from across the USA and all corners of the globe to participate in our summer intensives. Campers of all experience levels are challenged ...read more

Camp Birch Hill

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-16

New Durham, New Hampshire

Established in 1993

Camp Birch Hill

Birch Hill is a classic New England overnight summer camp.

Nestled in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Camp Birch Hill, offers an elective based program for boys and girls aged 6-16. This classic New England overnight summer camp sits on 106 acres of private, lakeside land where campers from across the globe attend for two, four or six week sessions. The elective based program empowers children in allowing the campers to create ...read more

Camp Invention

Coed Day Camp, ages 5-12

Locations Nationwide

Established in 1990

Camp Invention

Spark your kid's creativity and build their confidence with Camp Invention's all-new 2024 program, Illuminate! This summer, campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM adventures designed to inspire curiosity, stretch imaginations and provide an unforgettable experience. In this brand-new program, they&#39ll team up to build a custom sports ball and light-up game, create a colorful one-of-a-kind ...read more

Camp Cayuga

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-16

Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Established in 1957

Camp Cayuga

FIRST-TIME CAMPER GUARANTEE: Ages 6-16 * Separate Teen Campus * 100% Electives (5th grade & higher) * Over 60 Daily Activities: All Land & Water Sports, Horseback Riding, Trapeze, ATVs, Paintball, Skateboarding, Arts, Scuba & Survival Clinics * Flexible Sessions (2,4,6,8 weeks) * Specializing in First-Time Campers * Mature staff * Quality Instruction * Staff Ratio 1:4 * Great Value!

TEEN CAMPUS and JUNIOR CAMPUS: Two ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Virtual Summer Tech Camps

Coed Day Camp, ages 10-15

Online Camp

Established in 1999

Virtual Summer Tech Camps

Virtual Tech Camps: Learn from home. Right now. Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way to sharpen your STEM skills and bond with new friends, all online from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, you'll unlock your brilliance and create an exciting project. -Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday) -The hottest curriculum in Python, Java, ...read more

Road's End Farm Horsemanship Camp

Residential girls' horsemanship camp (ages 8-16), ages 8-16

Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Established in 1958

Road's End Farm Horsemanship Camp

Road's End Farm is a small summer camp that appeals to girls who love being around horses, caring for them, and riding for enjoyment rather than competition. Being an integral part of a 360 acre farm with 50 saddle horses and 20 miles of bridle paths, the camp program provides campers with unlimited exposure to horses and rural life in a picturesque setting at the end of a quiet road. Lake swimming, river canoeing, and arts & crafts round ...read more

Eastern U.S. Music Camp at Colgate University

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions, ages 12-18

Hamilton, New York

Established in 1976

Eastern U.S. Music Camp at Colgate University

2024 Session: June 30 - July 28, 2024, choose from 2-3-4 week sessions

This quality music program, popular for 45 years, is challenging and fun for ages 12-18. Feature: All instruments-voice are studied at one reasonable cost. You are able to combine both. The Princeton Review has listed Colgate University as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Friendly, professional atmosphere is key to the program's success. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

PGC Basketball Camps

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions, ages 10-18

Over 155 camps. 30 states. 2 countries

Established in 1992

PGC Basketball Camps

PGC Basketball offers game-changing basketball camps for boys and girls from 4th through 12th grade and college. PGC teaches players to become leaders both on and off the court, and to think the game at a college and pro level. Each summer, over 15,000 players from middle school to college attend a PGC Basketball 5-day/4-night camp or Point Guard Prep day camp. PGC is for dedicated players who truly want to get better and players of all positions ...read more

Camp Jeanne d'Arc

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 7-16

Adirondack Mountains, NY

Established in 1922

Camp Jeanne d'Arc

Camp Jeanne d'Arc has been helping families build strong girls since 1922! We offer girls, ages 7-16, from all over the world a chance to find their voice, discover their talents, and realize their value.

A summer at Camp Jeanne d'Arc is filled with friends, swimming, sailing, horseback riding, archery, riflery, hiking, camping out, surprises and lots more! With a ratio of 3:1, campers to counselors/staff, our experienced ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Pok-O-MacCready Camps

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions, ages 6-17

Willsboro, New York --- Northeast USA --- Adirondack Park

Established in 1905

Pok-O-MacCready Camps

Join the Pok-O community and give your child lifelong friendships, enduring memories, and opportunities for growth and independence in the screen-free, natural environment of the Adirondacks.
Pok-O-MacCready Camps offers a traditional, co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-17. Supported by pillars of Community, Growth, Challenge and Choice, we encourage campers to form their own experiences by choosing a schedule from over 30 different ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Outward Bound

Wilderness adventure programs worldwide, ages 12-22

USA and some international locations

Established in 1962

Outward Bound

Outward Bound continues to be the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs. With over 300 adventure-based courses year-round, all across the US, to choose from serving youth, starting at age 12, teens and adults. Course activities include rock climbing, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountaineering, canyoneering, sailing, dog sledding, canoeing and whitewater rafting, and more, in some of the most beautiful and inspiring wilderness ...read more

YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 7-17

Reinholds, Pennsylvania

Established in 1948

YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser

Camp Conrad Weiser, part of the South Mountain YMCA Camps, is located on 600 mountaintop acres in Berks County, PA. Since 1948 boys and girls ages 7-17 have attended one or two-week sessions.

Campers choose from programs such as: swimming, athletics, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, horseback riding, creative arts, nature, high and low ropes, climbing, mountain biking/boarding, teen adventure, shooting sports and leadership. We also ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

French Woods Sports and Arts Center

Coed residential camp

Hancock, NY

Established in 2014

French Woods Sports and Arts Center

French Woods Sports and Arts Center is one of a dozen coed sleep-away camps in the USA that are specifically for teenagers. Campers ages 12-17 have the option of an affordable 2,4,6,8 and 10 week sessions.

The Camp is located 2.5 hours from New York City in the Catskill Mountains of New York State and offers the perfect balance of Summer Camp in the mountains with clean living and modern facilities.
French Woods Sports ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Fitch YMCA

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-17

N. Springfield, Pennsylvania

Established in 1914

Camp Fitch YMCA

Camp Fitch's century-old, classic sleep-away summer camp provides boys and girls aged 6-16 with a holistically safe, values-driven community where they discover friendship and achievement. Kids feel like they belong here among our carefully vetted, highly committed, and caring staff who create transformative experiences on a gorgeous and well-maintained site on the shore of Lake Erie.

Most of our staff are college students: ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Crestwood Country Day School

Coed summer day camp

Melville, New York

Established in 1956

Since 1956, Crestwood has been giving children the best gift of all: a Fun, Creative and Joyful experience that will last a lifetime. The skills and values mastered with us, whether it be in our summer recreational program or Nursery school, will likely never be forgotten and always cherished.

The confidence and self-esteem that is enhanced at Crestwood will give your child a far better chance of succeeding in this fast-changing and ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions, ages 5-17

Shelter Island Hts, New York

Established in 1947

Our private beachfront, Shelter Island location is the perfect place for childhood adventure in a friendly and fun camp community. Quinipet offers Day and Overnight programs for campers ages 5-17 in an inclusive and loving Christian environment. Established in 1947 by the Methodist Church, Quinipet welcomes campers and staff from all backgrounds and communities.

Activities & electives include: Sailing, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, ...read more

Member of United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries Accredited by the American Camp Association

Lake Greeley Camp

Residential coed summer camp

Greeley, Pennsylvania

Established in 1957

Lake Greeley Camp

Lake Greeley Camp is a Co-Ed, Overnight, traditional summer camp in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We feature a robust daily and evening activity schedule that has a number of different activities to participate in each day. From the lake, to our pool, archery, riflery, horseback, Rock Climbing and Zipline, Trapeze, Baseball field, Tennis, Arts and Crafts, Theater Arts, there is something for everyone. We seek to also build a camp community based ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Independent Lake Camp

Coed Sleepaway Camp, ages 6-17

Thompson, Pennsylvania

Established in 1992

Independent Lake Camp

Independent Lake Camp is a premier overnight camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for ages 6-17. ILC is dedicated to being a diverse community with powerful individualized programming, and top-notch facilities & staff. We have been offering respect, creativity and understanding in a nurturing and inspiring environment for over 30 years.

Campers will learn worthwhile skills in 2-8 week sessions while making everlasting ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Online Teen Academies from iD Tech

Pre-college, intensive, two-week programming camps for ages 13-18

Held in CA, FL, IL, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, TX, WA.

Established in 1999

Online Teen Academies from iD Tech

Live, online classes powered by top universities and tech leaders. Kids and teens can earn a portfolio-building tech certification and have a blast while learning! Join us for serious fun!

Upon successful completion of each summer/spring break camp and class, a certificate or transcript will be granted to participants. Certifications and transcripts are ideal for future high school, college, and internship applications. With stackable ...read more

Emagination Coding Camp

Coed Camp with Overnight Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Fairfield CT, Atlanta GA, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Philadelphia PA and new location in Northern VA!

Established in 1982

Emagination Coding Camp

At Emagination Coding Camp teens ages 13 to 17 learn to code using Java, one of today's most popular dynamic programming languages. In this two-week program, campers learn programming fundamentals and code in Java to build a variety of applications.

Progressive curriculum lets less experienced campers learn the fundamentals before moving on to more complex concepts. In addition to learning how to code, our coding camp is designed ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Revolution Soccer Camps

Residential Coed Camp, ages 5-18

Locations Nationwide

Established in 2001

Revolution Soccer Camps

Revolution Soccer Camps provide a camp environment which is appropriate for any age and ability level. We design our curriculum in order to give campers the opportunity to play the sport they love, improve their skill set and engage with their peers and coaches. Our staff is comprised of coaches and players from top programs throughout the country who are passionate and committed to their craft. The goal of our camps is to help campers enhance ...read more

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

Residential coed summer camp

Hancock, New York

Established in 1970

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

French Woods Festival offers a fully individual program focused on theater, music, dance, circus, magic, and visual arts that also includes sports, waterfront, horseback riding and nearly everything else.. Children from seven to seventeen have a unique opportunity to explore their interests and improve their abilities in a wide variety of performing and visual arts as well as more traditional camp activities. At the end of each session parents ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Breakthrough Basketball Skill Development Camp New York

Coed Day Camp

Locations Across the US & Canada

Established in 2006

Breakthrough Basketball Skill Development Camp New York

Breakthrough Basketball conducts quality, high-intensity, drill based camps that focus on not only bettering a players skill set on the court but also building character and confidence off the court. These camps will strengthen your athletes mentality while boosting their confidence to become more aggressive and skilled players. Our camps will provide a focused, fun learning environment that cannot be rivalled. Our coaches passion is reflected ...read more

iD Tech Camps

Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs, ages 6-18

Held at 75+ campuses nationwide

Established in 1999

iD Tech Camps

Register today for camps held at 75+ inspiring universities! Your child will walk the halls of their dream campus, bond with friends and mentors over legendary iD traditions, and experience the magic that's made us the world's #1 tech camp for 23+ years!

At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7–18 unleash their creativity with the hottest courses in coding, game development, robotics, and creative arts. Find the program that ...read more

Camp W

Coed Day Camp

Melville, New York

Established in 2015

Camp W

Camp W, "Where Friendships Are Made," a traditional day camp that offers each child small-group instruction. The camper-to-staff ratio never exceeds 4 to 1. Groups have a maximum capacity of 15 campers. We are a 9-week day camp located in Melville, NY with programs for campers from Pre-K through 9th grade. Campers will enjoy a wealth of activities, including athletics, swimming, creative arts, computers, rocketry, cooking, game room, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Rustic Pathways

High school travel programs, ages 12-22

Costa Rica, Japan, Thailand, Greece, Italy, Ecuador, Fiji, South Korea, Peru, Mongolia, the Dominican Republic, Australia and more!

Established in 1983

Rustic Pathways

Since 1983, Rustic Pathways has been empowering teens to create positive energy, great friendships, and meaningful impact though inspired student travel programs. Join travel adventures designed for animal lovers, environmental activists, and explorers of all kinds between the ages of 12 and 22. Rustic Pathways students are a community of globally-minded, self-aware young people able to identify their passions, grow in confidence, and create positive ...read more

Long Lake Camp for the Arts

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 8-16

Long Lake, New York

Established in 1960

Long Lake Camp for the Arts is a summer sleep away camp offering all performing and fine arts activities, to creative children from around the world. We are located in the heart of the Adirondack Park of upstate New York. We have been offering our campers a 100% self-choice schedule since 1969. Our non-competitive environment warmly welcomes beginners to advanced artists actors and performers. We specialize in Theater, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

National Computer Camps

Residential and day coed summer computer camps, ages 6-18

Fairfield, CT; Atlanta, GA;

Established in 1977

National Computer Camps

National Computer Camp is America's original computer camp since 1977. Our focus is coding, 2D and 3D video game design, Android App programming, cryptography, digital video production, web page design, and software applications including networking, animation, Flash and graphics. We offer all levels of programming in Python, Basic, C++, Java, Assembler, HTML, XML, OpenGL and JavaScript. Additional activities offered:are Arduino computer ...read more

Camp Walden

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 7-16

Diamond Point, New York

Established in 1931

Camp Walden

Camp Walden is a co-ed, ACA accredited, residential summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains. We are located on more than 100 beautiful lakeside acres, just 10 miles from Lake George, NY. For over 90 years our campers have enjoyed a rich array of athletic, waterfront, adventure and arts activities taught by highly experienced specialists while forming lifelong friendships in a fun, exciting, and safe environment. We are known as a camp that takes ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Revolution Field Hockey Camps

Girls' Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions, ages 5-18

30 Locations Nationwide, United States

Established in 2001

Revolution Field Hockey Camps

TRAIN, GET BETTER and HAVE FUN!

The Revolution Field Hockey Camps are considered the finest in the country because of our coaching staff. Our Camp Directors are a collection of the best coaches and players in the world today, skilled in all aspects of the game. Each coach is dedicated to the personal development and improvement of each camper, from beginners to elite players. The featured camp director matches their own unique style ...read more

Capitol Debate Summer Camps

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

15 locations nationwide

Established in 2001

Capitol Debate Summer Camps

Discover Capitol Debate Summer Camps, the premier destination for kids aged 11-17 to excel in public speaking and debate. Established in 2006, we've been transforming young speakers into confident leaders. Hosted on prestigious college campuses, our camps give your child a glimpse of college life, whether they're residential or commuting. Our expert instructors tailor their coaching to each student, ensuring personalized growth at every ...read more

Danbee Arts & Dance Camp

Girls residential camp, ages 10-15

Hinsdale, MA

Danbee Arts & Dance Camp

Danbee Arts and Dance Camp (DADC) is the best of both worlds for girls who want a traditional summer camp experience while also pursuing their passion for fine arts or dance. We offer 1-week or 2-week programs for girls entering grades 4-10.

We combine top-tier instruction with Camp Danbee's core philosophy: A place where girls can be their best selves. What results is boundless space for creative exploration and meaningful ...read more

Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp & Adventure Trips

Residential Coed Camp

Claryville, New York

Established in 1901

Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp & Adventure Trips

As a parent, you want your child to have growth-filled opportunities, healthy habits, and lifelong friendships. We partner with families to do exactly that. More than a place to cool off, our lake is where children learn to swim for the first time or share a canoe with a new friend. Our zipline isn't a ride, but a safe place for teens to find courage they never knew they had. And our cabins provide more than shelter; they're a space ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

adidas Tennis Camps

Coed Camps with Residential & Day Camp Sessions, ages 5-18

Locations Nationwide, United States

Established in 2001

adidas Tennis Camps

The adidas Tennis Camps were developed to provide athletes an opportunity to become better tennis players in a fun, positive atmosphere. Our campers learn from the best coaches in the sport and leave tennis camp with confidence and a passion to enjoy the "sport of a lifetime." Join us this summer for better tennis, new friends, and the best week of your summer!

Our Camp Directors are among the best coaches and pros in ...read more

Camp Mataponi

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 7-16

Naples, Maine

Established in 1910

Camp Mataponi

At Mataponi you need not be the best -- You only need to try your best. Our camp is geared toward developing each child's self-confidence, fostering self-esteem, instilling a sense of values and appreciation for others and helping friendships flourish. Sportswomanship, compassion, and spirit guide our campers throughout the camp season and beyond. Located on 110 acres, Camp Mataponi is nestled on a cove of Sebago Lake and boasts over 5,000 ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association