2023: Manhattan Voted Modern Martial Arts Tribeca Best Camp!
Modern Martial Arts Tribeca
78 Reade St
(212) 587-1099 – mmanewyorkcity.com
Modern Martial Arts Tribeca’s camp program ensures that your child’s time off from school is both enriching and enjoyable. Their camp days are a whirlwind of excitement, blending martial arts games, creative crafts, and thrilling field trips across the vibrant landscape of NYC. Whether your child is a seasoned martial artist or just embarking on their journey, their program welcomes students of all levels. Through the practice of martial arts techniques, campers develop vital life skills such as confidence, improved gross motor skills, heightened focus, the ability to follow directions, and the resilience to maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations. With martial arts classes, weapons training, arts and crafts, and captivating field trips to iconic destinations like the Central Park Zoo and the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, your child’s camp experience will be truly exceptional!
2022: Manhattan Voted ARTScape Summer Camp Best Camp!
ARTScape Summer Camp
645 St. Nicholas Avenue
(212) 926-4100 – hsanyc.org
Looking for some summer fun for your kids? ARTScape Summer Camp hosts some of the most exciting opportunities for young New Yorkers to explore the wonderful world of the arts, while using all that the Five Boroughs have to offer. Taught by The Harlem School of the Arts’ faculty, many of whom are professional artists currently working in their chosen fields (musicians, dancers, actors and visual artists), campers will visit amazing sites they may not see otherwise: The Lucille Lortel Theater to see a new musical, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Bronx Zoo, The New York Hall of Science, South Street Seaport and more. Participants will also engage in community service projects, such as creating handmade cards for seniors or helping to maintain the gardens in Riverside Park. Children ages 4 and up have curated classes for their age groups, and can pick their own interests — such as Hip-Hop Dance, Photography, Graphic & Web Design, Slam Poetry, music courses and more. Participants will walk away as more cultured members of the community, and they’ll be the better for it!
2021: Manhattan Voted Oasis Day Camp in Central Park Best Camp!
Oasis Day Camp in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave
(646) 698-1800 – http://www.oasischildren.com
Finding a camp that your child will have fun at but also keeps them engaged and off the screens is not an easy task. Oasis Day Camp in Central Park recognizes that children of different ages have different needs, which is why the camp is split into different groups. This way you won’t have to worry about your younger child hanging out with older kids, or vice versa. The day camp is split into Lower Camp and Upper Camp. There are also two specialty programs, Early Start and Teen Travel. The Early Start Camp is for 3-5 year old and focuses on the social, emotional and physical needs of campers. The Teen Travel camp is for 12-14, it gives teens the opportunity to take day trips to keep them engaged all summer long.
2020: Manhattan Voted New Country Day Camp Best Camp!
New Country Day Camp
344 E 14th St
(646) 395-4357 – www.14streety.org
New Country Day Camp is believes that hiking trails, swimming pools and open meadows help set the scene for the perfect summer. The camp is committed to instilling universal values like growth, empathy, passion and respect to its campers. For the last 60 years, campers ranging from Kindergarten to 8th graders have traveled from spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn to the 75-acre Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds. While at the New Country Day Camp, children are encouraged to be themselves as they participate in fun activities like gymnastics, dance, yoga, cooking, earth and science classes, theater, film classes and field sports.