Summer Camp Guide

Summer Camp Showcase: Shine’s Hamptons Summer Camps

Shine campers playing in the fresh air
Shine campers playing in the fresh air, Photo: Courtesy Shine

Shine is New York City’s leading provider of pop-up classes, parties, workshops, events and camps for kids ages 0–12 years old. We take children’s education, enrichment and entertainment out of traditional environments and make them mobile by creating unique pop-up experiences in our clients’ homes, a building’s common space or at venues in and around Manhattan, Long Island and the tri-state area.

Celebrate all things Hamptons at Shine’s summer camps… where every day is an East End adventure! Contact 212-414-5427 or info@shinenyc.net for more info or to register for Shine’s summer programming. Spots are limited and filling up quickly, so register now!

A shine camper feeding Channing Daughters Winery chickens
A shine camper feeding Channing Daughters Winery chickens, Photo: Courtesy Shine

Shine’s Hamptons Summer Camp 2020
Monday, July 6–Friday, September 4, 2020
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays @ CMEE
Tuesdays @LongHouse Reserve
Thursdays @ Bridge Gardens
Fridays @ iconic East End locations*

Our full experience summer camp is for children ages 4–10 years and will be held five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.–2:30 pm. Join Aaron Goldschmidt and Shine’s dynamic summer staff for an innovative and creative summer experience. Camp day activities include: outdoor science and exploration; summer art and nature projects; gardening; physical arts, sports and yoga; music and movement; Super Soccer Stars; Chess at Three; Spanish and percussion workshops; weekly visits from local artists, artisans and farmers; and much, much more!

Shine campers visiting South Fork Natural History Museum
Shine campers visiting South Fork Natural History Museum, Photo: Courtesy Shine

We will be spending Mondays and Wednesdays using the Children’s Museum of the East End as our home base. We are thrilled to have access to their incredible facility including the playground, mini golf, classrooms, gallery space, amphitheater and more. In addition to our weekly workshops with local artists on Wednesdays, we will be crossing the street to the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (SoFo) for hands-on exploration and private education, including guided walks though the trails and lessons by their incredible staff. We will be at LongHouse Reserve on Tuesdays and Bridge Gardens on Thursdays.

You can register for any dates you choose—anywhere from one to five days per week! Full-day and half-day options are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (half-day options are not available on Fridays).

*The full schedule of pop-up locations for Fridays will be available soon. Some locations include: Amber Waves Farm, Wölffer Estate, historic Sag Harbor and East Hampton, Nova’s Ark, Channing Daughters Vineyards, Madoo Conservancy, and more. Parents will pick up and drop off at location.

A Shine camper playing on the LongHouse Reserve
A Shine camper playing on the LongHouse Reserve, Photo: Courtesy Shine

Shine’s Summer Mini Camp for 2s / 3s
Monday, July 6–Thursday, September 3, 2020
9 a.m.–noon
Mondays and Wednesdays @ CMEE
Tuesdays @ LongHouse Reserve
Thursdays @ Bridge Gardens

In their own small “mini-camp” led by a certified ECE staff and overseen by founder and director Aaron Goldschmidt, children ages 2–3.5 can have a gentle morning at camp that will include art, music and movement, nature exploration, free-play, snack and more. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.–noon. It’s the perfect transition into our full camp experience. Separation is encouraged, but not mandatory.

You can register for any dates you choose—anywhere from one to four days per week!

Tennis at Shine's Summer Camp, Photo: Courtesy Shine
Shine’s Afternoon Tennis, Photo: Courtesy Shine

Shine’s Afternoon Tennis / Arts Camp
Tuesday, July 7–Thursday, September 3, 2020
3:45–6 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Our Afternoon Tennis/Arts Camp will have sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45–6 p.m. Created specifically for the summer season, this new partnership program combines the worlds of sports and arts and is filled with fun and learning for ages 4–12. Tennis classes stress the joy of learning as well as create a supportive atmosphere conducive to the world of competitive play. Campers are grouped by age and level of play and rackets are included.

Designed and led by Shine and inspired by our summer camp, the creative arts program uses the inspiration of the East End to expose campers to a variety of themes. From flora and fauna, to the abundance of art, architecture and history, each week will have a different focus and incorporate an array of mediums as well as the opportunity to engage in constructive arts, science and nature exploration, games and books.

Camp will be held at: Hampton Racquet (172 Buckskill Road, East Hampton) and Sag Harbor Tennis (395 Main Street, Sag Harbor). Contact us if you’re interested in our Afternoon Creative Arts + Tennis Camp (a minimum number of participants is needed for the program).

Shine also offers classes, workshops and parties in the Hamptons throughout the summer!

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