Kids enjoy world-class facilities, expert instruction, and unique sports camps at Chelsea Piers.
Kids enjoy world-class facilities, expert instruction, and unique sports camps at Chelsea Piers.

13 Top NYC Summer Day Camps for 2020

New York City has the best camps, whether you're looking to stave off summer brain drain with an awesome tech program; introduce your curious kiddo to dancing, visual arts, or cooking; or give your city kid a taste of a traditional country day camp with all the bells and whistles (and ropes course and swimming lessons, of course). We've rounded up some amazing arts camps, STEM camps, traditional suburban camps, and more from our wonderful summer camp partners.

The opportunities are seemingly unlimited with high tech camps where kids can learn all about robotics, Minecraft, or coding. Fantastic arts camps offer animation, filmmaking, acting, and dance. Meanwhile, traditional campsboth in the city and in the countrylet kids sample a full day of fun. With summer camp registration already underway, the time to sign up is now. For even more ideas, check out our New York City Camp Guide, or browse our Summer Camp Directory by location, type, and age!

Note that summer camp information for the 2020 season is changing daily. Please click the links to the individual camps below to see which ones are offering programs this year.

Places featured in this article:

Pixel Academy (call) 866-771-6837 (map ) 163 Pacific Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Launch Math + Science Centers (call) 212-600-1010 (map ) 173 West 81st Street (81st and Amsterdam) New York, NY 10024
Launch Math + Science Centers (map ) Online New York, NY
Lavner Camps at NYU (call) 646-308-1555 (map ) 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012
Lavner Camps at The Cathedral School (call) 646-308-1555 (map ) 319 East 74th Street New York, NY 10012
Children's Museum of the Arts Virtual Art Classes (map ) Online New York, NY
BOLD Arts at The Town School (map ) 540 E 76th St. New York, NY 10021
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BOLD Arts at JCC Manhattan (map ) 334 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10023
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BOLD Arts at All Saints Episcopal Day School (map ) 527 Clinton St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
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BOLD Arts at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (map ) 165 Hobart Ave. Summit, NJ 07901
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BOLD Arts at The Great Room (map ) 194 Columbia St. Brooklyn, NY 11231
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BOLD Arts (map ) Online New York, NY
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TADA! Youth Theater Online Classes (map ) Online New York, NY
Taste Buds Kitchen Online Cooking Camps (map ) Online New York, NY
Pierce Country Day Camp (call) 516-621-2211 (map ) 37 Mineola Avenue Roslyn, NY 11576
Chelsea Piers (call) 212-336-6846 (map ) 62 Chelsea Piers (W 23rd Street and 12th Ave.) New York, NY 10011
Columbus Pre-School (call) 212-721-0090 (map ) 606 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10024
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Camp Mount Tom (call) 914-636-8130 (map ) 48 Mount Tom Road New Rochelle, NY 10805
Deerkill Day Camp (call) 845-354-1466 (map ) 54 Wilder Road Suffern, NY 10901
Park Slope Day Camp - Bay Ridge (map ) 8515 Ridge Boulevard (Adelphi Academy) Brooklyn, NY 11209
Park Slope Day Camp - Carroll Gardens (map ) 342 Smith Street (Hannah Senesh Community Day School) Brooklyn, NY 11231
Park Slope Day Camp - North Slope (map ) 752 President Street (St. Francis Xavier Lyceum) Brooklyn, NY 11215
Park Slope Day Camp - Park Slope (map ) 339 Eighth Street (Camp Friendship facility) Brooklyn, NY 11215
Park Slope Day Camp - Windsor Terrace (map ) 241 Prospect Park (Holy Name School) Brooklyn, NY 11215
Family Art Project: Dear Decay
Wave Hill - 10:00 AM Pick
Bronx Zoo: Boo at the Zoo
The Bronx Zoo - 11:00 AM Pick
The Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm
Queens County Farm Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch
Queens County Farm Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch
Queens Botanical Garden - 11:00 AM Pick
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