Summer will be here before you know it. The East End offers summer camps and programs to keep kids engaged and active. Summer camp is the perfect opportunity to make new friends, explore new interests or discover hidden talents. Check out the summer camps below, and visit our Summer Camp Guide for a more comprehensive list.
The Art Farm is celebrating 21 years! The 10-acre farm in Bridgehampton has sports fields, a gym and classrooms. Variety is key at the Art Farm. Younger campers will explore music classes and playtime, and children will enjoy sports, with outdoor adventures for the older children. The Art Farm’s fun elective options include computing, woodshop, horseback riding, photography, skateboarding, media and film, kayaking and swimming. All programs foster friendships and encourage campers to develop wide-ranging skills. Shuttle service pick-up and drop-off is available. Camp begins June 27. Art Farm on Wheels gives kids ages 6–12 the chance to experience everything that the Hamptons has to offer. Between getting picked up and dropped off at their door, the Art Farm on Wheels takes campers to athletic, artistic and educational activities of their choosing. Campers can practice sports through lessons in golf, tennis, horseback riding, surfing and more. Local artists will offer art instruction and premier chefs will teach campers how to prepare yummy and healthy meals. For more information, call 631-537-1634 or visit theartfarms.org.
Master the art of musical theater by learning from current Broadway artists at the Broadway Method Academy (BMA) in East Hampton. BMA provides essential tools for young artists to integrate acting, singing, and dancing. This summer, BMA will host three programs for ages 7–12; Broadway Beat! June 27–July 1; Rock Around the Clock July 5–July 22; and Disney on Broadway July 25–August 12; BMA will also host a Musical Theater Intensive for ages 13–22 July 5–22. Visit broadwaymethodacademy.com for more information.
Camp DeWolfe is a residential sleep-away Christian camp on the Long Island Sound in Wading River. The camp provides an opportunity for youth to experience God and to develop as leaders in a safe community while enjoying the beach and an outdoor natural setting. The camp offers one-week and two-week sessions for all youth ages 7–15, as well as leadership programs for teens ages 15–17. A day camp option will again be available for 2016. Camp DeWolfe’s 26 acres offer swimming, sailing, canoeing, beach volleyball, archery, a ropes course, arts and crafts, basketball courts and playing fields. Sessions begin July 7. For more info, visit campdewolfe.org or call 631-929-4325.
The East End Arts School offers a variety of programs for kids ages 5–14 in the arts, music and acting. Older campers ages 9–14 can choose from weekly arts camps, with foci on drawing/painting, sculpture, mixed media, rap poetry, rock music, chorus and songwriting. The weekly arts camps run from July 11–August 12. Younger campers ages 5–8 can enroll in the Renaissance Kid Camp, a two-week program that introduces children to the variety of creative activities that the East End Arts School has to offer. The Renaissance Kid camp runs from July 18–29. Every day is guaranteed to include visual arts, music and theater. Early morning, after care and camp scholarships are available. Pay in full by April 30 and receive a 5% discount. Visit eastendarts.org or call 631-369-2171 for additional information.
Many options, one drop-off point: That’s the big promise of the 2016 Summer Camp at the East Hampton YMCA. Weekly camps are available for kids ages 3–13. Sessions start June 27. The Kiddie Camp is designed for preschool children and emphasizes cognitive and social development in a fun environment. The Youth Camp, for kids entering Pre-K through second grade, focuses on group activities that develop creativity, independence, teamwork and self-esteem. Older kids entering grades 3–8 will enjoy Too Cool For Camp and Teen Camp, which give them the opportunity to go on exciting adventures and day trips. Each of the 9 weekly sessions has a different theme. Campers can register for five or three days a week, and half days are available for those in the Kiddie Camp. There is also a Performing Arts Camp held five days a week for campers entering first–ninth grades—Arts Camp Jr and Arts Camp Sr. Introduced last year, a sports camp for grades 2–8. Kids can be enrolled in the arts camp by itself or as a part of the Youth Camp, Too Cool For Camp and Teen Camp. This year, the YMCA has added three new half-day sport camps – Basketball Camp, Soccer Camp and Strength, Speed & Stamina Camp. Please note that all campers must be members of the YMCA at the time of registration. Discounted early bird registration is also available. For more information, check out ymcali.org/East-Hampton or contact Sondra Vecchio or Tasha Villacis at 631-329-6884 or email Vecchio at email@example.com.
Future Stars Southampton at North Sea Community Park offers seven different athletic programs for children ages 3.5–15: baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, multi-sports and Little Stars. Little Stars is a specialty program for children age 3.5–5 and is designed to meet the diverse needs of younger campers. All programs will run June 13–September 12 with flexible enrollment options (one to eight weeks). Call 631-287-6707 or visit fascamps.com for additional information.
Baseball lovers ages 4–16 can dedicate their summer to the game at Hamptons Baseball Camp. Campers of all experience levels are encouraged to enroll for instruction in warm-ups, drills and gameplay. Weekly sessions are available between June 6 and September 9 at the Water Mill and Montauk locations. Hamptons Baseball also offers a Saturday camp during the spring, summer and fall in Water Mill, beginning on May 7 and running Saturdays through October 8. For more information, call 631-907-2566 or visit hamptonsbaseballcamp.com.
The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton will host its annual Sandpipers Summer Fun Camp. Sandpipers Summer Fun Camp is a fun and educational program for children ages 18 months to 5 years, July 7–August 31, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each session will include related art projects, stories and field trips. Children can be enrolled for full days or half days, for two-week sessions or for the entire summer. Serving breakfast and two snacks daily. Visit ewecc.org/sandpipers-summer-fun-camp for more information.
Are your kids ready to play? Discover how UK Elite Soccer Training Methodology can put elite in their feet! UK Elite Soccer Inc. is the last word in youth soccer coaching in the United States, with offices all over the country, allowing soccer players, coaches and parents to maximize their potential. If you can match our culture and experience, you will become a better player…guaranteed! With community camps at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor and on Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton, there are great soccer opportunities to be had by all. Camps run during varying dates throughout the summer. To join a camp, or for more information, visit ukelite.com