Suffolk County Summer Day Camps
Earlier this week, we profiled Nassau County day camps on Long Island, today we spotlight camps in Suffolk. This is just a sample of the hordes of camps offered on the Island. We'll continue to present information throughout the month on Long Island's day camps, including specialized camps and overnight camps.
Young People’s Day Camps of Suffolk County
June 24–August 16
This ACA-accredited day camp offers a mix of activities including sports, hiking, swimming instruction, arts and crafts, music, drama, martial arts, and dance. The two-week minimum before April 30th is $1,200. Registration for more than two weeks gets you a discount in price. Fees include door-to-door transportation. For more information, visit their website or call (631) 476-3330.
Kenwal Day Camp
100 Drexel Ave , Melville
This camp is huge and has an incredible mix of activities. It has six zip lines, sports fields and courts, a lake for boating, four pools, one with a giant slide, playgrounds, and more. It offers a full range of sports, swimming instruction, drama, music, arts and crafts, and a nature program. Children spend part of each day in general camp activities and then have the choice of focusing on a particular interest or skill. The camp is hosting open houses every Saturday in February from noon to 3PM and every Saturday and Sunday March – June 12 noon to 4PM. For more information, visit the website or call (631) 694-3399.
Red Robin East Day Camp
184 Main St, Center Moriches
Red Robin is a full-featured day camp with swimming instruction, sports, arts & crafts. It also offers special off-site sports clinics. For more information, visit the website, or call (631) 878-4773.
YMCA of Long Island Summer Day camps
The YMCA of Long Island offers both traditional day camps and a wide variety of specialty camps. It also offers a wide range of programs and classes for children throughout the summer. This is one of the largest day camp programs in the country. Some of the offerings are detailed below, but a visit to the Summer Camp Web pages is worthwhile. Membership in the Y is required for all camps.
Crestwood Country Day Camp
313 Round Swamp Rd, Melville
Offers a range of sports and activities, including swimming, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, arts and crafts, dance, a mini zoo, a zipline, paddleboats, super slides, carnivals, and more. For more information, visit their website or call 631-692-6361.
The Knox School Summer Adventures
541 Long Beach Rd, St. James
Full-featured day camp with a beach. It offers swimming, kayaking, field sports, tennis, horseback riding, science, drama, music, dance, fine arts, crafts, chess. It also has a travel program for children entering 7th through 9th grades. For more information, call 631-686-1600.
Laurel Hill School Summer Camps
201 Old Town Rd, East Setauket
Pre K – 8th grade
The camp offers a number of summer programs and day camps. Specialty camps include sports, drama, science, and academic enrichment. For more information, call (631) 751-1154.
Camp Quinipet Day Camp
99 Shore Rd, Shelter Island
Ages 2- 13
Camp Quinipet sits on a large partially wooded peninsula with wonderful water views from almost everywhere on the property. There is no swimming pool but there is a sandy beach and a dock with all sorts of watercraft. The camp offers a sleepaway program, a day camp, and a sailing school. Quinipet is more rustic than fancy, it does not have huge air-conditioned classrooms or pools with fountains and water slides. But it does have comfortable lodgings, up-to-date facilities, and it is situated in one of the most beautiful places on Long island. The staff are wonderfully friendly and very professional. My daughter attended Quinipet’s day camp from age 3 1/2 to 7, and she and I have participated in the sailing program. The camp is owned and run by the United Methodist Congregation and does include some progressive Christian programming, although they welcome children of all faiths. Campers register by the week. The half day (morning or afternoon) program is $375 per week. Full day program, including a hot lunch is $500. For pricing and more information call (631) 749-0430.