Have you ever wondered what Long Island has to offer in terms of summer camps? There are camps that offer outdoor fun and sporting skills from surfing and volleyball to horseback riding and rowing. These amazing camps will fill you with new experiences that traditional camps cannot offer!

Skudin Surf Camps, Long Beach. Participants of all skill levels beginning at age 5 and up to 15 are instructed in half-day or full-day camps that run from Monday to Friday. You are guaranteed to improve your skill! Website: skudinsurf.com, 516-318-3993.

Let's see what beach volleyball camps are located throughout Long Island on our beautiful beaches. One of our favorites hosts clinics at Jones Beach and Robert Moses Beach on Monday evenings. The winning coaching staff offers clinics for kids of all ages, and all skill levels. Website: longislandvolleyball.comc. Headquarters are in Sayville and you can reach them at 631-422-5555.

Crew has become a popular sport for kids looking for a great college sport. You can now learn to row at various clubs throughout the summer. Sagamore Rowing is a club that has morning or evening sessions. Crew camp is guaranteed to instill a love of the sport and to introduce the rowing skill sculling, which uses two oars. Available to middle-school-aged kids and older. You can visit their website at sagamorerowing.org

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A favorite and well-rounded horseback riding camp for ages 3-15 is located in Melville and offers flexible schedules for families. This camp offers varied activities throughout the day, as traditional camps do, as well as a main focus on horseback riding. Thomas School of Horsemanship, tshcamp.com. 631-692-6840.

Summer camps such as these offer activities outside traditional camps that will allow you to try new sports, get in shape, make new friends, and create memories of a lifetime!