501 Vanderbilt Pkwy. Dix Hills, NY 631-351-8672
Jewish community center with organized programs and events.
The Chai Center Summer and Nature Explore Camp: Ages: 18 months to children entering 2nd grade. Fees: Call for rates. Seven weekly sessions from June 29-Aug. 14. Two, three and five half- and full-day options. Specialties: Science, art, moon bounce, Lego build, baking and more. In house field trips including petting zoo and exotic animal shows, certified Nature Explore Outdoor Environment, mud kitchen, children's garden, onsite water spray park, soccer instruction and weekly challah baking and Shabbat party. Older division campers enjoy weekly offsite field trips and instructional swim at New York Sports Club. Note: Healthy lunch and snack program. Open house dates: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Feb. 16, March 5 or call for a private tourHours: Daily: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.