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Suffolk County summer camps 2015 open houses

Nicholas Cottage, 7 and from Smithtown, enjoys ziplining

Nicholas Cottage, 7 and from Smithtown, enjoys ziplining at Ivy League Day Camp in Smithtown. (2013) Credit: Ivy League Day Camp

These are some scheduled 2015 open houses at Suffolk summer camps. Call to confirm dates and times.


East Hampton Sports Camp at Sportime, 320 Abrahams Path, 631-267-3460, Ages: 3 to 13. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Preschool and multisport programs provide campers with professional instruction and recreation; activities include basketball, soccer, instructional swimming, arts and crafts, and more; also offers specialties in tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Note: Also in East Quogue and Kings Park. Open house: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 23.


Destination Science Camp, Locations: Babylon, Commack, Huntington, Lindenhurst, Sayville, Setauket and Stony Brook, 888-909-2822, Ages: 5 to 11. Fees: $379 weekly, $758 two weeks, $1,107 three weeks, $1,476 four weeks. Specialty: The camp builds a love of science starting at an early age. All-new programs include: Amazing Superhero Science, Dino-Robot Creators and Raging Chemistry, Roaring Rockets and Astronaut Detectives, Rock N' Roll Gizmos and Gadgets. Note: Extended care available.


Camp Edey, Suffolk County Girl Scout Camp, 1500 Lakeview Ave., 631-472-1625,, Ages: grades 1 to 9. Fees: call or check website. Specialties: A girls-only full-day camp with on-site swimming as well as nature, crafts, boating and fishing programs, theme weeks and talent shows. Note: Transportation available; lunch is included; before and aftercare available for $10 per day. Open houses: 10 a.m.-noon March 21; noon-2 p.m. April 18; 1-4 p.m. May 2; 6-7:30 p.m. May 11 and June 9.


Great South Bay YMCA Day Camp, 200 West Main St., 631-665-4255 ext. 181, Ages: 3 to 15. Fees: $370 to $950 per session. Specialties: On-site swimming; offers Sports Camp, Teen Camp, Youth Camp, Kiddie Camp, CIT program and Performing Arts Camp; full day, half day and two- and three-day weeks. New this year: travel camp for grades 4 through 9. Open houses: beginning at 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 7, March 28, June 6; 7-8:30 p.m. March 5, April 14, May 14; 6-7 p.m. April 14 and May 14; and 10 a.m.-noon April 25.


Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Chet Swezey Road, 631-878-1070, Ages: 6 to 21. Fees: Call for rates and information on scholarships. Specialties: A resident summer camp designed for young people with special needs whose mission is to help children and adults achieve equality, dignity and maximum independence through camping, recreation and education; campers participate in typical summer camp activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cookouts, swimming and boating. Open houses: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 16; 5-8 p.m. March 13; 6-9 p.m. March 16; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18; 4-7 p.m. May 1; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16.


Camp Alvernia, 105 Prospect Rd., Centerport, 631-261-5730, Ages: 4-14. Four two-week full-day sessions. Fees: $1,350 per session. Specialties: Arts and crafts, basketball, boating, canoeing, kayaking, nature/environmental studies, sailing, soccer, team field sports, recreational swimming, aquatic activities, baseball/softball, Counselor Training (CIT), dance, field trips, fishing, gaga, music, performing arts, instructional swimming, team building and tennis. Transportation additional. Meals included.


Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center Camp Wonderland, 74 Hauppauge Rd., 631-462-9800, Fees: Call for rates. Ages: Wonderland 2 years old through second grade. Specialties: Coed full- and half-days camp with on-site swimming, arts and crafts, music, pony rides and more; Junior Camp, Sports Camp, Travel Camp, Theater arts center camp for kindergarten to 9 and more (see Wheatley Heights listing). Note: Transportation for additional fee. Open houses: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1, March 1, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 31 and June 7.


The Chai Center Summer and Nature Explore Camp, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy., 631-351-8672, Ages: 18 months to children entering second grade. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Seven weekly sessions from June 29-Aug. 14. Two, three and five half- and full-day options. 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, on-site water spray park, soccer instruction and weekly challah baking and Shabbat party. Older division campers have weekly off-site field trips and instructional swim at New York Sports Club. Note: healthy lunch and snack program. Open houses: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Feb. 16 and March 5.

St. Luke Summer Program Around the World, 20 Candlewood Path, 631-462-5216, Ages: 3-7. Specialties: Six weekly sessions (Monday-Friday) starting July 6. Fees: $150-$1,500. Specialties: Each themed week, the children will learn about different habitats through stories, songs, games and art projects. Also enjoy water play, create special projects and experience nature through outdoor and science activities. Enrichment including young architects, cooking and SmartBoard. New this year: SmartTable and storytime, including both fiction and nonfiction. Note: early drop-off and late pickup available.

Park Shore Country Day Camp, 450 Deer Park Rd., 631-499-8580, Ages: 2 to 14. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Five full-days and flexible sessions available; half- or full day for preschoolers; adult supervision, three heated swimming pools with slides; swim instruction; complete athletic program with instruction, sports track program, EXCEL sports conditioning program, nature trail, performing arts program, high ropes adventure course, 24-foot rock wall, bungee trampoline, gaga, water spray park, playgrounds, arts and crafts, Lego room, remote control cars, science academy program with emphasis on STEM, and special events. Preschool program has separate athletic facility featuring ironman sports and conditioning program. Travel program available for campers entering grades 6-9. Door-to-door transportation included and hot lunch available. Before- and aftercare available. Open houses: Noon-3 p.m. weekends starting Jan. 31.


Hampton Country Day Main Camp, 191 Buckskill Rd., 631-537-1770,, Ages 21/2-10. Fees: $1,775-$8,750. Specialties: Four- to eight-week sessions. Four heated swimming pools, basketball courts, baseball field, soccer fields, volleyball court, art studio, ceramics, bead and jewelry making, painting, drawing, dance and drama. Transportation and lunch provided. Open house: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 23.

YMCA East Hampton RECenter, 2 Gingerbread Lane, 631-329-6884, Ages: 3 to 13. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Kiddie Camp, Youth Camp, Performing Arts Camp, Quest Camp; Youth Camp offers weekly full-day programs, and Kiddie Camp offers full- and half-day, three-day and five-day programs. Early drop-off and late pickup available. On-site swimming, sports, arts and crafts and general activities. Open house: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 20


Sportime, 2571 Quogue-Riverhead Road, 631-653-6767, Ages: 3 to 15. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Preschool, tennis and multisport programs. The summer curriculum offers campers instruction, recreation and friendly competition in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports activities, including tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, swimming and softball. Each activity is introduced in daily classes designed to teach sport-specific skills, followed by afternoon minigames, competitions and tournaments. Note: Camps varies at each location; also in Amagansett and Kings Park. Open house: Call for details.


The Laurel Hill School Summer Program, 201 Old Town Rd., 631-751-1154,, info@laurel Ages: 3 to 14. Fees: Varies. Specialties: Full-, half- and mini-day programs; camp has four heated in-ground pools; offers sports, drama, teen shop, Club 456, CIT, A.C.E. academic enrichment program, preschool and more. Note: Transportation available; meals optional. Open house: 1-3:30 p.m. March 29


Future Stars Summer Camp, Main office: 2350 Broadhollow Rd., 516-876-3490, Ages: Kindergarten to Grade 10. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: sports. Open houses (in Nold Hall Athletics building): 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1, March 7 and March 8.


Hidden Pond Day Camp, 660 Terry Rd., 631-232-3222, ext. 201,, Ages: 4 to 15. Fees: Full-day, $2,070 for three-week program to $4,410 for eight-week program; four-day option, Mon.-Thurs. $1,860 for three weeks, $3,940 for eight weeks. Mini-day (4-year-olds and kindergartners only, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), three weeks $1,967 and eight weeks $4,190; eight-week program, with a minimum of three weeks; Specialties: On-site swimming (three heated pools), ice-skating, field sports, archery, climbing wall, go-karts. New this year: geocaching. Note: Meals and snack included. Open houses: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14, April 18 and May 16; 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m. June 13.


Brookhaven Roe YMCA Day Camp Holtsville, 155 Buckley Rd., 631-891-1800, ext. 811, Ages: 3 to 13. Fees: $391-$975. Specialties: Kiddie Camp (for ages 3 to 5) offers three- or five-day programs; Youth Camp (for ages 5 to 13) offers weekly full-day programs; on-site swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and general activities. Open houses: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 28, March 28, April 18 and May 16; 6:30-8 p.m. March 31 and April 29.


Huntington YMCA Summer Day Camp, 60 Main St., Huntington, 631-421-4242, Ages: 3 to 16. Fees: $216 to $1,200 per session. Specialties: On-site swimming; offers Sports Camp, Teen Camp, Youth Camp, Kiddie Camp, CIT program and Performing Arts Camp; full day, half day and two- and three-day weeks. Note: Transportation available. Open houses: noon-2 p.m. March 8 and May 16; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 28 and 6:30-8 p.m. April 15; 1-4 p.m. April 25; 1-3 p.m. June 6.

Huntington Town Department of Parks And Recreation Gold Star Camp, 101 Browns Rd., 631-351-3089, Register on website. Fee: $237 per session for residents and $330 per session for nonresidents. Ages: Full-day camp program for children, grades 1-7. Specialties: A variety of activities such as nature study, arts and crafts, sports and special events. Note: Register online or at Town Hall. Other camps available: Camp Seahawk in Cold Spring Harbor, which is more educational, Camp Soundview at Crab Meadow Park with swimming instruction and more, and Camp Bright Star in Commack for campers who have various developmental disabilities. Also available Lego camp, Science camp, Soccer camp, Baseball camp, Kayaking and Paddleboard camp and Skateboarding camp, call for check website for more information.

Passport to the Past Summer Program, Kissam House Museum, 434 Park Ave., 631-427-7045, ext. 404, Ages: 7 to 12. Fees: $300 per session for members; $400 per session for nonmembers. Membership is $60. Three two-week sessions from June 29 to Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. Specialties: All activities take place in the historic Kissam Barn, including weaving, candle making, Colonial crafts, ice cream making, Maypole dancing and more; master craftspeople visit daily to teach the children skills. New this year: Pee-Wee Pioneers, Aug. 10-13, 9:30 a.m.-noon for ages 5-7 years old ($120 members, $180 nonmembers). Open house: noon to 4 p.m., during Sheep to Shawl Festival, May 3.

West Hills Day Camp, 21 Sweet Hollow Rd., 631-427-6700,,, Ages: 3 to 16. Fees: Call for rates. Flexible programming (for nursery and pre-K); on-site swimming (seven heated pools), sports, fishing, boating, dance, yoga, computers and more. Note: Transportation, lunch, snacks, towel service, T-shirt and backpack included. Open houses: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., March 7 and May 16.


Work of Heart, 3 Greenhills Rd., 631-673-7373, Ages: 18 months to 8 years. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full and half days; two swimming pools, music, science, arts and crafts, dance and sports; aquatics team that specializes in swim safety and Red Cross-certified swim instruction for young children. New this year: Musical Theater camp for 7- to 9-year-olds.


Sportime, 275 Old Indian Head Rd., 631-269-6300, Ages: 3 to 16. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Preschool, multisport and tennis programs provide campers with professional instruction and friendly recreation; activities include basketball, soccer, hockey, swimming, arts and crafts, and more; also offers specialties in tennis including high performance, basketball, and volleyball. Note: Camp varies by location, also in East Quogue and Amagansett.


Crestwood Country Day School, 313 Round Swamp Rd., 631-692-6361, Ages: toddlers to teen. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full-day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), junior-day (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and half-day program 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with four-, six- and eight-week sessions; seven on-site swimming pools, archery, challenge/rope courses, field trips, music, performing arts, team field sports, instructional swimming, recreational swimming, tennis, teen travel, aerobics/exercise, aquatic activities, arts and crafts, baseball/softball, basketball, bicycling/biking, climbing/rappelling, computer, dance, drama, football, golf, gymnastics, hiking, hockey, nature/environmental studies, soccer, lacrosse, and woodworking, trapeze, treetop adventure, jumping pillow and team building. New this year: Spray park. Note: Transportation included; air-conditioned transportation and facilities. Open houses: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends beginning Feb. 7 until June 13; also Spring Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25.

Kenwal Day Camp, 100 Drexel Ave., 631-694-3399, Ages: 3 to 15. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full day, half day; on-site swimming (four heated pools), inflatable water park, drama, sports, crafts, game room, bungee trampoline, slip-'n'-slide rides, zip lines, go-carts. Note: Transportation and meals available. Open houses: noon-3 p.m. Sundays February, and noon-4 p.m. weekends from March through June.

The Driftwood Day Camp, 331 Mount Misery Rd., 631-692-6990,, Ages: 3 to 15. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full day; on-site swimming, all sports, arts and crafts, ATVs, flying trapeze, drama, martial arts, turf soccer/football field, Legoland, recording studio, multisport turf field, School of Rock and fine arts studio. Note: Transportation available; meals included. Open houses: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays starting in February, also Sundays starting in March.


Pathfinder Country Day Camp, Second House Road on Fort Pond Lake (P.O. Box 807), 631-668-2080,, Ages: 4 to 13. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full day; on-site swimming in heated pool, sports, American Red Cross lessons, art, drama, archery, tennis, batting cage, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding. Note: Door-to-door transportation included; Friday cookouts. Open house: Memorial Day weekend..


Dorothy P. Flint Nassau County 4H Camp, 3186 Sound Ave., 516-433-7970, ext. 11, Ages: 9-16. Fees: Call. A coeducational, sleep-away camp operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County. Specialties: advance climbing, adventure course, archery, arts and crafts, equestrian, kayaking, cooking, creative and expressive arts, environment and nature, evening programs, soccer, farm and horticulture, fishing, outdoor survival, sports and recreation, swimming and woodworking and rocketry. Open houses: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11, April 25, May 16 and June 6.

Eastern Suffok BOCES, Summer Career Exploration Program, Harry B Ward Technical Center, 970 North Griffing Ave. Locations: Bellport, Oakdale, Riverhead, 631-419-1629,, Ages: Students must be entering grades 8-10 in fall 2015 and be at least 12 years old. This free two-week program will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about a variety of new career options in Art, Design and Visual Communications, Audio Production, Auto Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Basic Construction, Basic Trade Electric, Carpentry, Clinical Medical Assisting, Computer Animation, Cosmetology, Digital Photography, Dog Care and Training, Early Childhood Education, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Intro to Baking, Intro to Culinary Arts, Intro to Nursing, and Summer Zoo/Small Animal Care. Registration is April 29 in-person. Call for more information.Renaissance Summer Arts Camp, East End Arts School, 141 E. Main St., 631-369-2171,, Ages: 9 to 14. Specialties: Visual Arts, performance, rock music, songwriting, chorus and more. Fee: Starting at $325 per week; camp runs July 6 to Aug. 21. Specialties: Each camp is a one- or two-week exploration of the fundamentals of creativity and skill in a particular area. Open house: noon-5 p.m. May 23.

Renaissance Kid Camp, East End Arts School, 141 East Main St., 631-369-2171,, Ages: 5 to 8. Fee: $650 for July 20 through July 31. Specialties: A two-week program, each day art, music and theater activities and games. Note: Daily snack provided; campers bring lunch in an insulated container; early morning and aftercare available. Open house: noon-5 p.m. May 23.Summer Adventure Days Camp at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, 431 East Main St., 631-208-9200 ext. 426, Ages: 2-16. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full-, half-day and weekly programs; Explore the wonders of the marine environment through age-appropriate learning and activities. Crafts, close-up encounters with marine creatures and interact with the hidden treasures of the sea, set sail on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat and see animals in their natural habitats and more. Open houses: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 16-20 educators will be on hand to give you all the details.


Aero Camp, Mid Island Flight School, 101 Hering Dr., 631-588-5400,, Fees: $549 Basic program, $749 Advance program. Specialties: AeroCamp Basic for grades 6-8 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13-17) provides a hands-on flight experience, tour of Bayport aerodrome, lessons on airplane flight controls and instruments, instruction on how to conduct a preflight inspection, basic information on radio communications, about airport traffic patterns, the basics of aeronautical charts and many mini-field trips; AeroCamp Advanced for grades 9-12 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27-31) provides a basics recapperform an actual preflight inspection, advanced information on radio communications, insights about airport traffic patterns, lessons on reading an aviation map, instruction about piloting a plane over Long Island, study of FAA-written test questions, and field trips. All campers have the opportunity to learn first hand about the dynamics of airplanes and flight along with the broad spectrum of careers in the aerospace industry. Campers get to fly an airplane if they so choose. There is a strong education component that all campers receive.


Quinipet Sleepaway Camp, 99 Shore Rd., Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-0430,, Ages 7-17. One-week sessions thru July and August. Fees: $650-$675 per session. Specialties: Campers get a chance to learn new and practice old skills that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. Small group overnight camping. Located on Peconic Bay. Christian staff but open to all faiths.


Ivy League Day Camp, 211 Brooksite Dr., 631-265-4177,, Ages: 2 to 15. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full-day (9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.), mini-day (10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.). Specialties: On-site swimming (four heated pools), arts and crafts, challenge/rope courses, zip line, go-carts, field trips, performing arts, team field sports, instructional swimming, recreational swimming, travel/tour, aquatic activities, baseball/softball, basketball, bicycling/biking, camping skills/outdoor living, climbing/rappelling, Counselor Training (CIT), dance, drama, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horseback riding (English saddle), music, nature/environmental studies, photography, tennis and yoga. Special event days. Note: Extended day for working parents (7 a.m.-6 p.m.); transportation and meals included. Open houses: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 28 and March 29.

Sweetbriar Nature Center Discovery Weeks, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., 631-979-6344, Ages: 3 to 14. Fees: $300 for members, $350 for nonmembers. Specialties: Nature-based, hands-on activities, nature trails, nature museum exhibits, butterfly house, no pool but sprinkler and slip and slide; nature crafts, games and firsthand experiences with resident animals; Natural Wonders (preschoolers), Discovery Weeks (ages 5 to 10), Explorers Club (ages 11 to 16). Wildlife Rehabilitation week (ages 13 to 17). Open house: noon-4 p.m. March 7.


Future Stars Sports Camp, main office: 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale, 516-876-3490, Camp: 1370A Majors Path, Southampton, 631-287-6707. Ages: 3 1/2 to 16. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full-day, multisports including baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. See Farmingdale listing for open house details.

Southampton Racquet Club and Camp, 665 Majors Path, Southampton, 631-488-4700,, Ages: 2-1/2 to 11, June 29 through Sept. 4, Monday-Friday. Fees: call for rates, special rate for August. Specialties: half-day option for 3 and under, full day for 2-1/2 -11. Activities include tennis, swimming, athletics, creative arts, outdoor adventure and enrichment. Lunch and transportation is included. Open house: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 23 and June 13.


Peconic Dunes 4-H Overnight Camp, 6375 Soundview Ave., 631-727-7850 ext. 328, or 631-852-8629, Ages: 8-15. Fees: overnight: $649 a week; daycamp: $399 a week, discounts available. One-week sessions June 28 to Aug. 22. Specialties: Activities include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, archery, wilderness skills, environmental science, photography, videography, theater, art and design, adventure trails, soccer, basketball, volleyball, leadership skills. Overnight camp includes camp fires, weekly dance, talent show and more. Open houses: noon-4 p.m. April 12, April 26, May 17 and June 7.


Raynor Country Day School and Camp, 4 Mill Pond Path, 631-288-4658, Ages: 3-12. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full-time and part-time options available; 12-acre grounds offer sports fields, air-conditioned gymnasium, two pool aquatics center; air-conditioned school building houses fine and performing arts program along with computer lab and many other program areas. Golf, cheer and tennis camps available. Note: Transportation is available; pizza parties twice a week included as well as afternoon snack.


Knox School Summer Adventures, 541 Long Beach Rd., 631-686-1600, Ages: Kindergarten to 10th grade, CIT program for 10th-graders. Fees: Visit website. Specialties: In-ground pool, swim lessons, access to Long Island Sound, daily beach trips, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, sports, crafts, robotics, chess, science, drama, music and tennis. Specialty camps: Equestrian, soccer, lacrosse, team-first basketball. Travel programs available for 7th through 10th-graders. Note: Transportation and extended day available; lunch provided. Open house: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 28.

Camp Harbor, 17 Three Sisters Rd., 631-584-5555,, Ages: 3 to 14. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full and half days; on-site swimming, athletics, lacrosse clinic, music, arts and crafts, C.I.T. program, full academic program working on Math and ELA, STEM program weekly, workshops and Trailblazers. Open house: 10 a.m. to noon March 7. April 22 and May 30.


The Stony Brook Summer Programs, 1 Chapman Pkwy., 631-751-1800, ext. 595,, Ages: Children entering grades 1 to 12. Fees: $425 to $915 for two weeks. Specialties: Full day and Junior programs; offers specialty camps, including marine and environmental science, technology, academic, outdoor education and residential; Also sports such as basketball, sailing, golf, all in a Christian environment. Open houses: 1-5 p.m. March 15 (campus) and June 7 (harbor).


Schiff Scout Reservation Cub World, Schiff Scout Reservation, Wading River Manor Road, Wading River. 516-797-7600, ext. 108., Ages: Boys 7 to 10. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Sleepaway and full-day camp; on-site swimming, archery, crafts, sports, canoes, paddleboats and kayaking, fishing, hiking trails, horsemanship program, fire truck demonstration and fire safety and weekly special events. Note: Transportation and meals included;


JCC of the Greater Five Towns, Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, Camp location: 75 Colonial Springs Rd., 516-569-6733. Ages: Grades K-9. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Full day; on-site swimming, arts and crafts, sports, drama, archery, daily trips and extended trips out of state, horseback riding, ziplining, ropes course. Note: Door-to-door transportation; snacks available. Open houses: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3 and June 7 at campgrounds.

Camp Friedberg, Camp location: Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, 516-634-4015,, srennert@friedbergjcc, org. Ages: 2 to 15; grades K to 4 at campgrounds. Ten divisions including locations in Oceanside, Merrick, and Long Beach (early childhood), teen travel, special needs camp programs, CIT program. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: tennis, rocketry, soccer, lacrosse, fine arts, dance. Full and half days (pre-school). Flexible weekly sessions. Jewish programming, transportation and lunch included; Open houses at Campgrounds: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., April 19 (rain date May 3), May 17 (rain date May 31).

Mid-Island Y Summer Camp, Camp location: Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, 516-822-3535 ext. 334, Ages: 3 to 15. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Day camps and nursery camps; on-site swimming, sports, travel, zip lines, drama, CIT and teen travel; rope course and gaga, bungee trampoline, rock wall. Program available for children with special needs; Note: Air-conditioned transportation; Open houses: private tours by appointment.

Suffolk Y JCC Junior Day Camp, Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, Colonial Springs Road, 631-462-9800, ext. 120. Ages: kindergarten to 5th grade. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: Three- and five-day programs; on-site swimming, sports, cultural arts. Camp Wonderland for ages 3 to Grade 2 at Suffolk Y Bldg. Note: Transportation is available for Campgrounds. Suffolk Y JCC Tween Camp. Ages: Grades 6 to 9. Specialties: Sports, swimming and travel. Suffolk Y JCC Sports Camp. Ages: Grades 4 to 9. Specialties: All organized sports and special trips. Note: Call about other camps (Theatre, Visual Arts, Travel, Special Needs); Open houses: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 2, March 9 and March 16 at Suffolk Y Building and April 6 and 27, May 4 and 18, and June 8 at the Y building and at campgrounds.

USDAN Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, 185 Colonial Springs Rd., 631-643-7900,, Ages: 5 to 18. Fees: $2,310 to $4,175 plus transportation and other fees. Specialties: Full day; on-site swimming, music, art, theater, dance, creative writing, jazz band, concert band, orchestra, chorus, daily concerts, recreation, creative and performing arts and more. Three-, four- and seven-week full day program available and extended aftercare available. New this year: Lyrical, tap, hip-hop, fashion design and sewing, architecture, yoga, combination dance. Open houses: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 18, March 15, April 19 and May 17.


Brookhaven Country Day Camp, Long Island Ave., 631-924-4033, Ages: 3 to 15. Fees: Call for rates. Specialties: On-site swimming, travel for teens, arts and crafts, drama and dance, boating on the lake, and sports. Note: Transportation and meals additional. Open houses: noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays starting Feb. 28.

Camp Sobaco, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, 1500 Lakeview Ave., 631-472-1625,, Ages: Entering grades 1-6. Fees: call or check website. Specialties: A co-ed full-day camp with on-site swimming as well as nature, crafts, boating and fishing programs, theme weeks and talent shows. Note: Transportation available; lunch is included; before and aftercare available; Open houses: 10 a.m.-noon March 21, noon-2 p.m. April 18, 1-4 p.m. May 2. Evening open houses: 6-7:30 p.m. May 11 and June 9.

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