Top Summer Camps This Year

Browse a local list of camps for the 2014 season.

To help you decide, Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch has compiled this summer camp guide featuring a host of programs in town – and many others from nearby towns – to make the job of picking the one that’s right for your kids a much easier experience.

See the list below to start preparing for the 2014 season. 

Miller Place-Rocky Point

Location: Miller Place
Name:  Kids of Miller Place
Type of camp:  Variety/outdoor activities
Cost: Price starts at $230 - $1,670 for a full-time, fives days a week for full eight-week session.
Where: Kids of Miller Place, 43 Echo Ave., Miller Place.
When:  June 24 - Aug. 16, Closed July 4.
Deadline for registration: Open Enrollment until classes fill
Details:  Children ages 3-5 can enjoy a Mini-Day (9 a.m. - noon) or Full Day (9 a.m. - 3 p.m. of activities featuring outdoor water fun, sprinkler park with water slides, an outdoor playground and sports. There are 2-day, 3-day and 5-day programs available.
For more information call: 631-403-4790

Location: North Shore
Name: North Shore Youth Council
Type of camp:  outdoor/sports/recreation
Cost:  *To be Determined
Where: Three locations: Andrew Muller Primary School, 65 Lower Rocky Point Road, Sound Beach. Second Location: Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School, 525 New York Route 25A, Rocky Point. Third location: Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Road, Mount Sinai.
When: July 1 - Aug. 2.
Deadline for registration: * To be Determined.
Details:  For more than 25 years, North Shore Youth Council offers a five-week recreational program for children entering kindergarten - seventh grade. Activities include arts and crafts, board games, outdoor sports and games, and a variety of special workshops.
For more information call: 631-744-0207

Three Village 

Location:  East Setauket
Name: Benner’s Farm
Type of camp:  outdoors/nature/farming
Cost:  Kinder Kampers: $120 - $340, varies by hours and weeks; Explorers, Sr. Campers and Counselor in Training: $110 - 320 per week, varies on hours and weeks; Tot Camp: $40 - $200.
Where: Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket.
When: June 24 - Aug. 16, weekly sessions. Closed July 4 and 5.
Deadline for registration: First-come, first-serve.
Details:  Benner’s Farms offers children, entering toddlers to age 16, a change to experience life on a farm for a week by participating in farm, nature and arts and crafts activities. Children are divided into groups based on age: Kinder Kampers age kindergarten - 6, Explorers ages 7 - 11, Seniors 12 - 14, and Counselors in Training 14 - 16. Also call for more information on their special Tot Camp.
For more information call:  631-689-8172.

Location: Stony Brook
Name: Stony Brook Day Camp, The Academies and Video Game Academy
Type of camp: Sports/Outdoor/Academic
Cost:  $291 for three days at camp to $3,500 for the full 8-week program; The Academies $495 - $3,960; Video Game Academies $1,200 - $4,800.
Where: Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
When:  weekly sessions from June 24 - Aug. 16
Deadline for registration:  June 3
Details:  Stony Brook University encourages children to explore their interests through 18 academies covering the topics of Chess & Sciences, Performing Arts Academies, Video Game Academy  and Game Builders that offer specific topics by age each week. New academies are being announced on March 8. Enrollment is limited to 20 children per class.
For more information call: 631-632-4550

Location:  East Setauket
Name: Laurel Hill School
Type of camp:  variety, sports/theater/dance/science
Cost:  $595 for 2 days per four weeks, up to $3640 for five-days/eight-week programs. Transportation and hot lunches are extra. Second child discount.
Where: Laurel Hill School, 201 Old Town Rd., East Setauket.
When:  July 1 - Aug. 23
Deadline for registration: Early bird rates expire April 1; June 7.
Details:  Laurel Hill School offers seven summer camp options varying subjects and by age: Sports Fever builds skills and introduces sports for grades 2 - 6;  Studio & Stage puts a spotlight on creative and artistic skills with art instructors for grades 2-6; learn something new every day at Discover Camp for grade kindergarten - 6; Club 456 trains athletes in UltraSports and Science Quest explores robots and DNA; Teenshop allows teens to take classes in their own interests for grades 6 - 9; plus a Counselor in Training and pre-school programs.
For more information call: 631-751-1154

Location: Stony Brook
Name: The Stony Brook School
Type of camp: sports/science/outdoor education/academics
Cost:  Starting at $250 - $3,150 for residential programs. Costs varies greatly based on each individual course, topic and length.
Where:  The Stony Brook School, 1 Chapman Pkwy, Stony Brook.
When:  Three sessions: July 1 - 12, July 15 - 26, July 29 - Aug. 9. Residential program: July 30 - July 13, July 14 - July 27.  Dates vary for academic courses.
Deadline for registration:  First-come, first-serve with limited enrollment.
Details:  The Stony Brook School offers 26 programs focusing on sports, sciences and education for children in grades 1 -12.  Athletes can learn to play golf, soccer or how to sail. Explore the outdoors with Nature Quest or learn to solve problems  with the Future Engineers of America. Academic programs focus on Elementary Tutorial through SAT Prep.
For more information call: 631-751-1800 ext. 595

Location:  East Setauket
Name: Camp Setauket
Type of camp: variety/sports/theater/tennis
Cost:  General and Sports Camp: $410 - $2,700, or $82 per day. Theatre Arts Camp: $780 for each two-week session. Counselor in Training: $295 - $640.  Sibling Discount  of 5 percent.
Where:  World Gym Setauket, 384 Mark Tree Rd., East Setauket.
When:  June 24 - Aug. 23.
Deadline for registration:  Early Registration Prices through March 31, no deadline for registration.
Details:  World Gym Setauket has four summer camp programs for children: General Camp (ages 3 - 12) involves a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, hands-on science, swimming and games; Sports Camp (ages 7-12) teaches the fundamentals of popular sports and fosters a competitive atmosphere; Theatre Arts Camp (ages 7-12) encourages children to develop their talents on stage; and Split Camp (ages 4-12) focuses on tennis in the morning before joining with the Sports or General Camp.
For more information call: 631-751-6100

Location: Setauket
Name: Imagination Pre-School
Type of camp:  variety/sports/crafts
Cost: $30 per day, totally $150 - $900 depending on number of weeks. $25 registration fee.
Where: Imagination Pre-School, 380 Nicolls Road, Setauket.  
When: July 8 - Aug 16
Deadline for registration: June 1
Details: Let your child’s imagination play at a Pre-School Summer Program (ages 3 - 5) focusing on arts and crafts, computers, outdoor activities and more or Girl Summer Program (ages 5 - 8) that features beading, arts and crafts, board games, dancing, outdoor activities and cooking.
For more information call: 631-246-5269

Location: East Setauket
NamePlay Groups School Summer Camp
Type of camp:  outdoors/nature/sports/arts/swim
Cost: $470 for two mini-days/four week program, up to $2,065 for five days/eight week program; second child discount.  
Where: Play Groups School, 52 Old Post Road, East Setauket
When: Weekly sessions from June 24 to August 16 
Deadline for registration: First-come, first-serve
Details:  Play Groups School invites campers from age 2-1/2 to 7 to explore nature in the only Outdoor Classroom in a private Long Island school, featuring nature art and building areas, working gardens, bike/trike riding track, 35-foot water sluice and performance area; swim in a comfy, kid-size pool with Red Cross certified swim program;  get creative with the camp's Artist-in-Residence and Music Educator; and play sports to develop fundamental skills and sportsmanship.  CIT program also available.
For more information call:  631-751-9843

Location: Stony Brook
Name: Destination Science
Type of camp: science/educational
Cost: $364 - $1,456, with March early bird discount and sibling discount available
Where:  Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook
When:  Astronaut Adventure Camp: July 8 - 12, Aug 5 - 9;  Crazy Coaster Science and Sea-fari Park: July 29 - Aug. 2; The Ultimate Survival Zone:  July 22 - 26, Aug. 19 - 23; Wacky Mega-Bot Tech: July 15 - 19, Aug. 12-16.
Deadline for registration: as space permits.
Details:  This educational science camp for children entering kindergarten - sixth grade to have fun by exploring different science themes each week: Astronaut Adventure (Grades K - 6) calls all future astronauts to learn about outdoor space, Crazy Coaster Science and Sea-Fari Park build your own crazy roller coaster and explore under the sea; The Ultimate Survival Zone (Grades K - 6) teaches about outdoor survival by studying chameleons and surviving a volcano, Wacky Mega-Bot Tech (Grades K - 6) is all about robots and exploring alternative energy.
For more information call: 1-888-909-2822.

Port Jefferson

Location: Port Jefferson
Name: Maritime Explorium
Type of camp: science/engineering
Cost: $225 per week, $200 per week for each additional children or members
Where: Maritime Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson.
When: Four sessions: July 15 - 19, July 29 - Aug. 2, Aug. 12 - 16, Aug. 26 - 30.
Deadline for registration:  Open enrollment
Details:  Maritime Explorium will hold four week-long programs for children to explore science around them in the world: “Science in a Shopping Cart”  for ages 3 - 6, “A Big Week of Small Science for ages 9 - 12, “Discover the Long Island Sound” for ages 6 - 9 and “The Science of Matter and Engineerings” for ages 3 - 9.
For more information call: 631-331-3277

Location: Port Jefferson
Name: Destination Science
Type of camp: science/educational
Cost: $364 - $1,456, with March early bird discount and sibling discount available
Where:  Our Lady of Wisdom School, 114-116 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson.
When:  Astronaut Adventure Camp: July 29 - Aug. 2; The Ultimate Survival Zone: Aug. 5 - 9; Wacky Mega-Bot Tech: Aug. 12 - 16
Deadline for registration: As space permits.
Details:  This educational science camp make science fun by exploring different themes each week: Astronaut Adventure (Grades K - 6) calls all future astronauts to learn about outdoor space; The Ultimate Survival Zone (Grades K - 6) teaches about outdoor survival by studying chameleons and surviving a volcano, Wacky Mega-Bot Tech (Grades K - 6) is all about robots and exploring alternative energy.
For more information call: 1-888-909-2822.


Location: Riverhead
Name: Apple Day Camp
Type of camp: Sports/Horseback Riding/Outdoors
Cost: Full Camp: $475 -  $4375 based on number of weeks, or  $100 per day per week. Tiny Camp: $150 for 3 days a week, or $50 per day.  Sibling Discount of 10 percent.
Where: Apple Day Camp, 298 Middle Road, Riverhead.
When: June 24 - Aug. 23, closed July 4.
Deadline for registration: Early Bird Registration until May 1.
Details:  Apple Day Camp offer children ages 5- 15 the chance to explore the outdoors, learning about nature and playing outdoor sports. All campers have the change to learn about horsemanship and try their hand at horseback riding. Weekly trips to Splish Splash and local beaches for campers.
For more information call: 631-369-0440.

Location: Riverhead
Name: Hallockville Farm Museum
Type of camp: Arts/outdoors
Cost: $275 per week, $250 per week for 2 or more weeks.
Where: Hallockville Farm Museum, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead.
When: July 8 - Aug. 2., weekly sessions.
Deadline for registration:  Must be paid in full by June 15.
Details: Hallockville Farm Museum is partnering with Peconic Community School to bring arts to the farm for children ages 6 - 11. There are four one-week sessions being offered: woodworking and old-fashioned toymaking, fiber arts and crafts, dramatic arts, music and movement, organic gardening and garden crafts.
For more information call: 631-298-5292

Location: Riverhead
Name: Long Island Science Center
Type of camp: science/educational
Cost: $100 per weekly session
Where: Long Island Science Center, 11 West Main St., Riverhead.
When: July 9 - Aug. 23, age level varies by week.
Deadline for registration: As space permits.
Details: Long Island Science Center is offering 10 one-week long sessions for children (ages 5 - 13) to explore different scientific areas with hands-on experiments, scientific equipment and building their own models. Topics and age groups vary by week.
For more information call: 631-208-8000

North Fork

Location: Peconic
Name: Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp
Type of camp: outdoors/nature/sleepaway
Cost:  Overnight Camp: $599 per week, Day Camp: $349 per week, Sailing: $200 per week, Weekend Trips: $160 per week
Where: Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp, 6375 Soundview Ave., Peconic.
When: Overnight Camp: June 23 - Aug. 17, Day Camp: June 24 - Aug. 16, Overnight: June 20 - Aug. 11
Deadline for registration: *Call for specific programs
Details: Peconic Dunes 4-H camp offers a variety of camp experiences for children to explore the outdoors, play sports, get creative with crafts and more. Overnight camp is for children ages 8 - 15, Day Camp for ages 6 - 12 and Sailing for 8 - 15.
For more information call:  631-727-7850 ext. 328.

Location: Laurel
Name: North Fork Summer Camp
Type of camp: variety/sports/outdoors/arts
Cost: $100 - $200 per week, depending on days per week
Where: North Fork Early Learning Center at Laurel School, 475 Franklinville Rd., Laurel.
When: June 24 - Aug. 16
Deadline for registration:  as space permits.
Details: The Family Service League runs this eight-week program to allow children to try sports, arts, music, dance, and other on-site activities: North Fork Summer Camp for ages 6 - 12, pre-school camp for ages 18 months - 5 years.
For more information call:  631-298-9573.

Location: Shelter Island
Name: Quinipet Camp
Type of camp: outdoors/family/religious
Cost: Sleep Away: $550 - $600 per week, Day Camp: $375 - $425 half days per week, $500 - $600 per week of full days; S.I. Show Kids: $575; Youth Sailing: $550
Where: Camp Quinipet, 99 Shore Rd., Shelter Island Heights
When:  Sleep Away: July 7 - Aug. 10, Day Camp: July 1 - Aug. 16; S.I. Show Kids: June 24 - Aug. 4; Sailing: June 24 - Aug. 23 in five two-week sections;
Deadline for registration:
Details:  Camp Quinipet offers a variety of outdoor camps in Shelter Island’s natural settings: Sleep Away (grades 2 - 12) allows children to spent a week away from home playing sports and exploring outdoors, Day Camp (ages 2 - 13) is full of fun activities including sports, outdoors and arts and crafts, S.I Show Kids (ages 8 - 14) has former Broadway performers training children for the stage, and  Sailing (grades 3 - 10) teaches sailing basics.
For more information call: 631-749-0430

Location: Wading River
Name: Camp DeWolfe
Type of camp: sleepaway/religious
Cost: $595 for one week; $1,190 for a two-week session
Where: Camp DeWolfe, 408 North Side Rd., Wading River.
When: Explorer Camp: July 7- 12, Discovery Camp: July 14 - 26, Adventure Camp: July 28 - Aug. 9, Leadership in Training: July 7 - Aug. 9
Deadline for registration: June 1
Details: This sleepaway camp encourages children to develop a spiritual formation under Episcopal Dioceses of Long Island while enjoying the natural setting of the camp and fun summer activities. All faiths and cultural backgrounds are welcome.
For more information call: 631-929-4325.

Suffolk County Regional Camps (alphabetical by town):

Location: Yaphank

Name: Cornell Cooperative Extension

Type of camp: outdoors/nature/educational

Cost: Explorer: $150 - $225 per week; Pioneers, Trailblazers, Navigators: $225 per week; STEM, Dog Days: $250 per week; Farm Animal Care: $300

Where: Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank.

When: July 8 - Aug. 16

Deadline for registration: two weeks before camp starts.

Details:  Cornell Cooperative Extension runs a variety of summer day camps at the Suffolk County Farm for children entering kindergarten to 12th grade. Children are grouped by age:  Explorer (kindergarten), Pioneers (grades 1 - 2), Trailblazers (grades 3 - 4), Navigators (grades 5 - 6), STEM (grades 7 - 9), Dog Days (grades 5 - 8) and Farm Animal Care (grades 10 - 12). Programs feature hands-on activities and educational learning in animal science, agriculture and environmental science with nature crafts, wagon rides and more.

For more information call: 631-727-7850

Suffolk County Boy/Girl Scout Camps (alphabetical by town):

Location: Bayport

Name: Camp Edey

Type of camp: outdoors/nature/variety

Cost: $210 - $260 per week; transportation: $30 per week.

Where: Camp Edey, 1500 Lakeview Ave., Bayport

When: June 24 - Aug. 23

Deadline for registration: Open Enrollment

Details: Girl Scouts of Suffolk County runs Camp Edey for girls entering grades 1- 9 on a 95-acre preserve. Camp activities include swimming, sports, crafts, talent shows and weekly themed activities.

For more information call: 631-453-6622


Location: Calverton

Name: Baiting Hollow Scout Camp

Type of camp: outdoor/sports/crafts

Cost: Cub Scout Day Camp: $260, $285 after June 1; Cub Scout Resident Camp: $305,  $330 after May 1; Boy Scout Day Camp: $260, $285 after May 1;

Where: Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, 1774 Sound Ave, Calverton

When: June 24 - Aug. 23

Deadline for registration:  Open Enrollment, as space permits.

Details:  The Boy Scouts of Suffolk County host day and resident camp programs for boys, featuring a freshwater lake and beachfront on Long Island Sound. Activities include swimming, earning merit badges, rowing, crafts and more. Specialty programs are also include Counselors in Training, Sailing Camp, Bridge Camp and Trail to Eagle for those preparing to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

For more information call: 631-727-1614


Location: Yaphank

Name: Camp Sobaco

Type of camp: outdoors/sports/crafts

Cost: $210 - $260 per week; transportation: $30 per week

Where: Camp Sobaco, German Blvd., Yaphank

When: June 24 - Aug. 23

Deadline for registration:  Open Enrollment

Details: Girl Scouts of Suffolk County runs Camp Edey for girls entering grades 1-5 on 42-acres of Pine Barrens along the Carmens River. Camp activities include swimming, sports and fitness, challenge courses, arts and crafts, nature hikes and more.

For more information call:  631-924-6433

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