2018 Summer Day Camp Guide
Ages 3-17 for Beacon and Hudson Valley Kids



With the Hudson Valley and Beacon in particular being so rich in the arts, agriculture and a great outdoors scene, options for summer day camps are plentiful. Most camps offer weekly themes with daily projects and activities that reinforce each theme. You can definitely give your child a well-rounded summer that not only keeps them entertained, but very busy. Age groups and times vary among the summer camps. Several camps are offering early drop-off and late pickup for working parents, or for families with more than one child going to different camps. The tough part will be making a decision from among the themes and pulling the trigger on one! The good news is, you don't have to choose just one. Use this Summer Day Camp Guide to mix and match for your family's schedule.

BONUS: We've included a Scheduling List that makes assigning weeks of camp much easier than looking at your calendar each time. Scroll down and print it out! #Nerdtastic or #ListTopia. You decide!

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CAMPS: Business who offer camps can submit them for consideration to be added to this list. When submitting, please include all fields that you see below for all camps. Basically, copy/paste what you see here. We will give you brownie points in our minds, and you'll save yourself time when we don't have to bug you with followup questions.

Let's start with what you'll need to provide with most every camp:
    •    Medical forms
    •    Packed lunch (Have fun with lunch boxes! Play has a bunch of cute metal ones, and Waddle n Swaddle, Echo and Utensil have reusable bags and/or organizational items.)
    •    Water shoes
    •    Bathing suit and towel
    •    Sunscreen
    •    A big bag to pack all of this stuff in
This Guide starts with summer day camps that offer sessions with the most hours per day, followed by niche camps with shorter days.

All Sport Summer Day Camps (Camp FIT, Teen Camp & Tennis Camp) 2018

Great For: Kids who love moving to the next activity and learning new skills. Plus, you could tack on swim lessons during the day.
Swimming? Yes. For small kids, the kiddie pool is used, and older kids take over the regular pools. Additional swim lessons can be added on.
Ages: 4-14 years old (12-14 for Teen Camp)
Dates for Camp FIT 2018: June 25   |   July 2   |   July 8   |   July 16   |   July 23   |   July 30   |   August 6   |   August 13   |   August 20   |   August 27
Dates for Teen Camp 2018: July 9   |   July 6   |   July 23   |   July 30
Times: Full Day: 9am-4pm   |    Half Day: 9am-12pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? Yes
Price for Camp FIT: Full Day: Member $225, Non-Member $255  Half Day: Member $125, Non-Member: $155
Price for Teen Camp: Member $275, Non-Member $305
Extra Fees? You can add on for Tennis Lessons, Swim Lessons, the grill for lunch, and after/before care.
Flexibility: Sign up for the weeks you want.
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Ballet Arts Studio - DUtCHESS Dance 2018

Choose from six different morning art camps this summer at the Howland Cultural Center in downtown Beacon! Offered for kids 6-11 are Ready Set Paint!, Clay Creations, Art and Animals, and Tiny Treasures. For older kids, from 9-13, there is a clay class and a session designed to explore more advanced 2D art concepts.
Dates for 2018: see below

Ballet, Modern, Jazz and theater Dance TEchNIQUE Classes
: June 11-14, 18 -21 & 25 -28 and August 20 -23
Time: 5-6 pm
Ages: 9-12

Pre-Ballet & Lower School Ballet
: Tuesdays, June 26, July 3, 10 & 17
Time: 9:30 -10:30
Ages: 3-6

Beginning Tap
: Tuesdays, June 26, July 3, 10 & 17
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Ages: 5+

Beacon Art Adventures Summer Mini Camps

Great For: Art-loving kids who are looking for a nurturing, calm environment to express their creativity; families who are looking for alternatives to full-day camps but who desire some structure in the early part of their days.
Ages: Mixed-age classes 6-11; older-kids class 9-13
Dates for 2018:  Weeks of June 26 | July 2 | July 10 | July 31 | August 5 | August 14 (Tues-Fri except Week 2)
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Price: $110 per session includes all art materials & healthy snack
Extra Fees: No
Flexibility: Sign up for weeks you want
Registration and Camp Details: Click here for details

Beacon Art Studios Summer Camp 2018

Beacon Art Studios, located in the old Beacon High School, offers the "Project Funway" Summer Fashion Sewing Program.

Project Funway Summer Sewing Camp:
Fashion designers-in-training will spend the week expanding and testing their skills by designing their own fashion line through sketching and sewing. They will put new spins on old ideas, and create one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. At the end of each session, students will produce a fashion show, to which family is invited.
Ages: 7-9 and 9-14 (see below for ages and weeks)
Dates for 2018:  July 9 (ages 7-9)    |    July 16 (ages 9-15)   |   July 23 (ages 9-15)   |   July 30 (ages 9-15)  
Times: 9:30am-2:30pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? No
Price: $320/week
Extra Fees? No. All materials included in tuition.
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Beacon Music Factory 2018

Beacon Music Factory is an out-of-the-box music school and performance venue in the Hudson Valley, with a roster of more than 12 teachers and nearly 200 students of all ages. Students can join a rock band, sing in a choir, play in a string chamber group, and pick up a wide variety of instruments. We offer private lessons, group classes, and a wide range of workshops in rock, folk, jazz, and classical for beginners and pros. Beacon Music Factory also organizes concerts and music festivals. Register online at www.beaconmusicfactory.com. Questions can be directed to 845-765-0472 or play@beaconmusicfactory.com.

Summer Camp For Kids "Music Factory Camp"
Join a band for a week! Beacon Music Factory is offering multiple one-week rock band camps for kids this summer. In our camps, students start playing together on the very first day – it doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have, if you want to rock out, you’ll learn how! While making music with peers in the rehearsal studio you will get instruction on your instrument (or a variety of instruments) from our dedicated instructors, become more comfortable playing in a group, and develop your skills – and even your swagger. At the end of each week-long session you will put on a show on the Beacon Music Factory stage that parents, family, and friends are invited to attend.
Ages: Teens-Tweens*
Swimming: No
Dates for 2018: Week of July 2 | July 16 | August 13, 2018
Times: 10am-2pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available: No
Flexibility: Sign up for the weeks you want.
Price: $300/week

*This session is aimed at younger kids, ages 10 – 12.

The Beacon Players

Days: Wednesdays
Times: 9am-12pm
Price: Free
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Rd, Beacon, NY
Information to come for 2018.

Beacon Pantry cooking Summer Camp 2018

The Beacon Pantry, a local bistro, offers cooking classes for adults and kids, including a summer camp offering. Join Annmarie Loffredo as she takes kids on a culinary road trip across the country - learning recipes inspired by different regions of the USA, with Annie's healthy twist on the meals.

Teen Cooking Camp - Culinary Bootcamp
Dates for 2018: week of July 23, 2018 (M-F)
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? No
Price: $225/wk
Extra Fees? No
Registration >

Kids Cooking Camp - Touring Italy
Dates for 2018: Week of August 20, 2018 (M-F)
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? No
Price: $225/wk
Extra Fees? No
Registration >

Camp Robbins 2018

Swimming, boating, crafting, playing sports, completing the high and low ropes courses, hiking, learning survival skills, gaining an appreciation for the outdoors, and making new friends is the kind of experience you can expect for your child at Camp Robbins. Bus transportation is available with limited pick up and drop off points in the Cornwall, Vails Gate, Newburgh, Wallkill and Montgomery areas.
Great For: Spending your summer outdoors in a natural setting
Ages: Several age groups are available. Click here for full descriptions of each age group.
Pioneers: Ages 5-8 (all 5 year olds must have completed kindergarten)
Adventurers: Ages 9-12
Leaders in Training (LITs): Ages 13-14
Counselors in Training (CITs): Ages 15-16
Swimming: Yes
Dates for 2018 (Sessions are 2 weeks): Session 1: June 25-July 6 |   Session 2: July 9-July 20 |   Session 3: July 23-August 3   |  Session 4: August 6-August 17   |   Session 5: August 20-25 (one week only)
Times: 9am-4pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? Extended Day program available
Price: $ 210.00 per 1-week session OR $ 375.00 per 2-week session
Extra Fees: Yes, for early and late pickup.
Flexibility: Sign up for one session or all five!
Location: Camp Robbins, 131 North Drive Walden, NY 12586
Registration >

City of Beacon Parks and Recreation CampS 2018

Camp @ The Camp
Beacon Recreation is offering five weeks of camp designed to deepen children's relationship to the local ecology, nourish their own creativity, build community, and simply play outdoors. Run by an experienced team of youth leaders , Camp @ The Camp will offer another summer of fun at the Settlement Camp. Each week of camp has a different theme. Every day, rain or shine, children ages 5-11 will play outside and get creative (4 year-olds are accepted for one week only). 

Activities Include:
*    Swimming
*    Playing field games
*    Singing, writing songs, performing
*    Designing, making art
*    Exploring The Camp
*    Telling stories and growing camp community spirit

Great For: Spending the summer outdoors in a natural setting
4 year-olds are accepted but for one week of your choice only, and must be age 4 by May 1, 2018.
5-11 year-olds (must have birthday by July 1, 2018)
12-15 year-olds for Counselor In Training CIT Program
Swimming: Yes
Dates for 2018: July 9   |   July 16   |   July 23   |   July 30   |   August 6
Times: 8:30am-3:15pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available: Yes, until 5pm
Price: $195*/week
Extra Fees: Yes, for after care.
*Tuition assistance is available. Contact the Recreation Department with your needs. 845-765-2470
Flexibility: Campers sign up for one week or all five (4 year olds 1 week only)
CITs may apply for up to three weeks as a Counselor in Training.
Location: Beacon Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
Registration >

City of Beacon Recreation - South Ave. Park Days
A traditional free, drop-in park program for children to participate in supervised activities throughout the day. Summer Park Days staff provide quality recreational experiences that promote creativity, teamwork and healthy lifestyles. Activities include organized sports, arts and crafts, games, team building and nutrition lessons.
Great For: Engaging kids with outdoor and indoor activities
Ages: All ages
Swimming: No
Dates for 2018: Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays (Start and end date TBD)
Times: 10am-2pm - Drop In
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available: No
Price: FREE
Flexibility: This is a drop-in program. Come one day or all of the days. Program is limited to 20 children per day.
Location: Beacon Parks and Recreation Campus, 23 West Center Street

Multi-Sport Camp
A multi-sport camp, designed to provide children an opportunity to develop good character, learn valuable life skills, discover new interests, and make new friends.
Great For: Getting outside and being active
Ages: 4-8th grade
Swimming: No
Dates for 2018: TBD
Times: TBD
Price: TBD

Tennis Camp
Learn to play or improve your game! This one week program is for players of all abilities, no experience necessary.
Great For: Kids preparing for jobs as camp counselors or recreation leaders
Ages: 8-19
Swimming: No
Dates for 2018: TBD
Times: TBD
Price: TBD

Police Academy
This youth academy is presented with the support of our local Beacon Police Department and PBA.  The goal of the program is to help participating youth understand the roles and responsibilities of police officers in our community, job duties performed and requirements of becoming a police officer.  Students go on field trips to a court, correctional facility, training center, police academy, police station and more.  They will also be trained in first aid and CPR.  Great For: Kids interested in law enforcement
Ages: 9-12th grade
Swimming: No
Dates for 2018: July 16-24, 2018
Times: 8am-3pm
Price: FREE (Beacon residents ONLY)
Information >

Fire Academy
This free week long program for students entering grades 8-11 will provide an introduction to careers in the fire department.  Our Youth Fire Academy will meet from July 23-27, 2018 from 9am-3pm at Lewis Tompkins Hose.  We are planning a field trip to a training center as well as professionals and volunteers to share their experiences.  We are hoping for an awesome week.  The goal of the academy is to help participating youth to understand the role firefighters play in the community, job duties performed and requirements of becoming a firefighter.  In addition, the program will foster relationships between the adults and the youth participants.  This will be accomplished with mock situations and lectures, field trips, physical fitness exercises, and games.  Space is limited!  Apply by July 15, 2018
Great For: Kids interested in becoming a fire fighter
Ages: 8-11 grade
Swimming: No
Dates for 2018: July 23-27, 2018
Times: 9am-3pm
Price: FREE (Beacon residents ONLY)

Beacon Performing Arts Center 2018

BPAC is holding their 2nd annual Musical Theatre Summer Camp in the heart of Beacon's Main Street.

This program is for your budding performer. During the weeklong camp, children will twirl and sing to the songs of Broadway! From the "Little Mermaid" to "Aladdin" to "Annie," kids will learn how to express themselves, use their creativity, build a character, and play as an ensemble.
Great for: Your budding performer who loves to sing, act and play! 
Ages: 3-5 years old (must be potty-trained)
Dates: July 23-27
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 9am-11am
Location:  Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main Street
Price: $110 per child
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? No
Registration >

Great For
: Kids who want to try performing for the first time, or young kids who simply can not get enough of theater. 
Ages: 6-12 years old
Dates: July 9-20
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main Street
Price: $480 per child for 2 weeks.
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available: Late pickup at 5:00 for additional cost
Register >

CHICAGO: High School Edition
Great for: High schoolers looking to further their craft by working with professional actors & directors on Chicago! A fully staged production of Chicago: High School Edition, complete with costumes, sets, lights, props, and a professional rehearsal process. All skill levels welcome.
Ages: 14-18
Dates: August 9-25; Auditions in July
Rehearsals are daily, 10:00-5:00 at Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main Street in Beacon.
Tech rehearsals are August 20-22. 
Performances are August 23, 24, 25.
Price: $200 if you register before April 1; $400 after April 1
Register >

Beacon's Howland Public Library 2018

Beacon's public library offers so many great events throughout the year, and summer is no exception! This year's plans are coming soon.
Dates for 2018: To Come
Days: To Come
Price: FREE
Time: To Come
Click for Registration & Library Events >

BCAP (Be Creative As Possible) Day Camp 2018

This program provides a nurturing environment that encourages social, motor and creative experiences that excite a love for learning, music, sculpture, painting, drawing, language, and creative movement. Their program room looks and feels like a stimulating children's museum, with different activity stations to immediately occupy young minds. Includes a small outdoor ropes course for little people.
Great For: Kids who love building, drawing, dirt, animals, rivers, and planting and tending to gardens.
Swimming? No, but kids do play in water
Ages: 3-6 years old
Dates for 2018: To Come
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? No
Price: $250/week
Extra Fees? No
Flexibility: Sign up for the weeks you want.
New this year: Monday Day Camp starting July 23 - August 27.

Common Ground Farm Day Camp 2018

Give your child the experience of being down on the farm. If they love books and TV programs about barnyard animals, they may love this camp. There is a strong focus on the soil, trees, sun and water and how they work together to grow food. Kids' lunches are bring-your-own, but will be supplemented with harvested vegetables. Sessions for older kids include making a cookbook. Each week has a different theme that teaches different skill sets. Your child just may come home and teach you about composting!
Great For: Kids who love dirt, animals, rivers, and planting and tending to gardens
Swimming? No
Ages: 3-12 years old
CIT Ages: 13-17
Camper Dates for 2018: July 16   |   July 23   |   July 30   |   August 6   |   August 13   |   August 20   |   August 27
CIT Dates for 2018: July 9 - August 31
Times: Full Day: 9am - 3pm   Half Day: 9am - 1pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? Yes
Price: Full Day: $280/week  Half Day: $230/week
Extra Fees? Yes, for before/after care.
Flexibility: Sign up for the weeks you want.
Registration & Camp Details >

Cross Court Tennis Club Kid's Tennis Camp 2018

Three camps based on level of performance - Novice, Intermediate, and Excellence.  Located at 204 New Hackensack Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information & Registration 
Swimming? Yes
Ages: 5-18 years old
Times: Varies based on level.

Novice Tennis Camp: 
For the Beginner and Advanced Beginner.  Fundamental stroke instruction including forehand, backhand, volley and serve. 
Ages: 5-12
Days: Monday to Thursday
Time: Tennis 4-5pm, Swim 5-5:30pm
Cost: $96 per week
Information >

Intermediate Tennis Camp:
This class is designed for the student with some tennis knowledge.  Stroke corrections will be made as necessary with the intent of making your shots more effective.  Your skills will be tested in singles and doubles competition.
Ages: 8-16
Days: Monday to Friday
Time: Tennis 1-4pm, Swim 4-5pm
Cost: $240 per week
Information >

Excellence Tennis Camp:
This program requires approval from the Tennis Director.  Emphasis will be on improving match play skills, refined stroke production, physical conditioning and tournament play.
Ages: 10-18
Days: Monday to Friday
Time: Tennis 9 AM-1pm, Swim 1-2pm
Cost: $240 per week
Information >

Summer Workshops from Compass Arts 2018

Great For: Children who love music, movement and naps after class. Kids who are not enrolled in full-day camps, but need stimulation during the first part of the day.

Tri-Arts Summer Workshop
Throughout the week we will explore a folk tale or story book through music, creative movement, theater, and art, then share our version of the story with our families at the end of the week.
Age: 4-8 year olds
Price: Half Day: $165/week
Dates for 2017:  Week of June 25
Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
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Once Upon A Time
A fairy tale theater camp taught by Jessica Jelliffe and Lisa Clair of Banana Bag & Bodice. Go deep into an enchanted forest, climb to the top of the tallest bean stalk, dance at the ball, fight the dragon and learn the magic phrase "Once Upon a Time"! This introductory drama class uses the exciting world of fairy tales to teach the basics of dramatic play, storytelling, creative movement and music. Children will be encouraged to express themselves creatively and with confidence in a safe and welcoming environment. The week will conclude with a special fairy tale “sharing" for friends and family. Please note: Children should bring their own non-perishable snack.
Ages: 4-6 years old
Price: $160/week
Dates for 2017: Week of June 19
Time: 9am-12pm
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Funky Fairytales
A fairy tale theater camp with a twist for 7-11 year olds, taught by Jessica Jelliffe & Lisa Clair of Banana Bag & Bodice. Reimagine your favorite fairy tales with a a special funky twist! What is the Big Bad Wolf's side of the story? What if Goldilocks never met the three bears? What happens after "Happily Ever After"? Using original fairy tales and their "funky" counterparts as a jumping off point, students will engage in a week of theater games, creative problem solving, and performance. Students will continue to develop their self-confidence and acting skills while creating characters, constructing scenes, practicing beginning musical theater skills and creating an original short "Funky Fairy Tale Play" for our end-of-week sharing for friends and family. Please note: Children should bring their own non-perishable snack.
Ages: 7-11 years old
Price: $160
Dates for 2017: Week of June 19
Time: 1-4pm
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Rompatom Music Camp I & II
Students will be immersed in a variety of challenging instrumental and vocal material, learning about improvisation, theory, and composition, and creating a vibrant performance that will be shared on Friday at the end of the camp. Students who play other instruments (ukulele, piano, violin, guitar, etc) are welcome to bring them to the camp and we will incorporate them into the performance. Electric piano on site.
Ages: 9-14 years old
Price: $250/week
Time: 9:30am-3pm
Dates for 2017:
Music Camp I, week of August 6
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Music Camp II, week of August 13
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Dutchess County Gymnastics Center 2018

Located in the neighboring town of Fishkill, Dutchess County Gymnastics Center is a convenient location for Beaconites who want to enroll their children in a program dedicated to the sport of gymnastics, guided by committed coaches. Their summer camp is divided into weekly themes like  All About Animals," "Artful Antics," "Mad Science Week," "Disney Week," and more.
Great For: Kids who love moving, jumping, stretching, and wearing legwarmers (not required).
Swimming? No
Ages: 5-15 years old
Dates for 2017: Weeks of July 9   |   July 16   |   July 23   |   July 30   |   August 6   |   August 13   |   August 20   |   August 28
Times: 9am-5pm (Full Day), 9am-1pm (Half Day)
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? No
Price: Full Day: $235/week or $65/day  Half Day: $165/week or $45/day
Extra Fees? No
Flexibility: Sign up for the weeks you want; you can also pick individual days.
Location: 986 Main St., Suite 9, Fishkill, NY 12524
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Fishkill Recreation 2017

793 Route 52
Fishkill, NY 112524

Teen Travelers 2017
Ages: 11-15
Dates for 2017: Weeks of July 10 |  July 17  |  July 24 |  July 31
Price: See details for each week
More Details >

Mad Science Enrichment Summer Camp
Ages: Grades 2-5
Date: Week of July 10
Times: 9am-4pm
Price: Half Day: $175 or Full Day: $315
More Details and registration online (space is limited)

The Artist Corner
Ages: 5-12
Date: Week of August 14
Price: $175
More Details > or visit www.TheArtistsCornerNY.weebly.com

Snapology LEGO Summer Camp
Price: Half Day: $165/week Full Day: $310/week

Age: 5+
Date: Week of July 24
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Age: 5+
Date: Week of July 24
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm

Age: 5+
Date: Week of July 24
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Age: 7+
Date: Week of August 7
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
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Junior Day Camp at Fishkill Elementary
Grades: K-5
Dates for 2017: Weekly, June 26 - August 11 (no July 4)
Time: 8:30-2:30pm
Pre-Hours: 7:30-8:30 am (optional for fee)
Extended Hours: 2:30-5:30 pm (optional for fee)
Location: Fishkill Elementary School
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Senior Day Camp at Maurer Geering Park
Grades: 6-9
Dates for 2017: Weekly, June 26-August 11 (no July 4)
Time: 8:30-2:30pm
Pre-Hours:  N/A
Extended Hours: 2:30-4:30 pm (optional for $40 fee)
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Hudson Hills Montessori Day Camp Program 2018

Hudson Hills Montessori is proud to offer a continuation of the school's education program along with fun summer activities for children ages 2.5 to 6. The weekly themes will be Under the Sea, USA, Around the World, Insects, Animals, Wilderness Skills, Nature & Art, and Reading Fun! Our full-day 3-year-old children will rest each afternoon. 
Great For: Everyone!
Swimming: No, but there is water play each day. 
Ages: 2.5 to 6 years old (child must be potty-trained.)
Dates: Weeks of June 25    |    July 2 (short week)   |   July 9   |   July 16   |   July 23   |   July 30   |   August 6   |   August 13
TimesHalf Day: 9am - 12pm    Full Day: 9am - 3pm
Early Drop Off: 8:30am (additional $5/day)
After Care: No
Price Half Day: $200 (3 half days) to $250 (5 half days)    
Price Full Day: $250 (3 full days) to $300 (5 full days)
Extra fees: No
Flexibility: Yes - sign up for 3 half days up to 5 full days
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Kids Place Summer Day Camp 2018

Our Summer Day Camp Tuition is all-inclusive. There are no additional fees for trips or swimming. Previous summer camp trips include SplashDown Beach, Ice Time, Planetarium @ Sharpe Reservation, Spins Bowl, movie theaters, and magicians, just to name a few. When the children are not on trips or out swimming they enjoy activities in our Beacon center's air-conditioned rooms or full-sized gymnasium! You may enroll your child in our kids' camp for one week or all eight weeks. You select the days of the week as well as the program hours that best meet your family's needs.

Liberty Street On Wheels Camp
Summer camp program designed for children in grades 5-7. Adventure awaits as we explore a new destination each day. Includes Spins Bowl, SplashDown, Movie, Walkway Over The Hudson, Riverfront Park and other destinations depending on the weeks you select.
Great For: Parents and kids who love field trips and activities with friends.
Water Play? Yes
Ages: Grades 5-7
Dates for 2018: Weeks of July 9   |   July 16   |   July 23
Time: 8:30am-5pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? Yes
Price: $325/week
Registration >



Mid-Hudson Children's Museum 2017

“When I Grow Up” Camps have been carefully designed to allow children ages 4-6 the opportunity to explore, create and discover three areas of the world that surrounds them. Camps empower and inspire the children by providing unique hands-on experiences relating to the theme of the week within a museum setting.

Each camp session is packed with hands-on activities that offer age-appropriate introductions to nature, reading, health, art, and science, while also encouraging development across these five distinct but connected domains that are used as indicators to assess a child’s readiness for school:

  • Fine and gross motor development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to learning
  • Language and literacy development
  • Cognition and general knowledge

Each half-day session combines fun and games with interactive learning activities, music, crafts, visits from special presenters, and museum exploration.

Our camp takes place inside the museum and in our outdoor pavilion overlooking the beautiful Hudson River.

Led by MHCM educators and museum staff, our dedicated team brings many years of experience creating and delivering engaging camp activities for young children. Sessions are kept small (24-child maximum per session) to encourage the fostering of relationships between campers and counselors. All counselors are first-aid certified. Camper to counselor ratio is 8:1.
Dates: See below
Times: Drop-off for each day of camp is from 9am to 9:30am. Campers are picked up promptly at 1pm.

Scientist Camp Dates for 2017:  Weeks of July 10   |    July 24
Artists Camp Dates for 2017: Weeks of July 17   |    July 31
Chef Camp Dates for 2017: Week of August 7
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PlayWorks Science and Art Summer Day Camps 2017

PlayWorks Science and Art Summer Day Camps are filled with opportunities to explore, imagine and create! Each day there will be two structured workshops. One workshop will involve a science experiment, activity or construction, and the other workshop will involve an artistic process or creation. The remainder of the day will allow ample time for intentional play with a variety of engaging materials, games and toys, as well as some outdoor play time. Each week’s workshops will center on a theme, such as Motion, Colors or Chemical Reactions!
Great For: Curious and imaginative kids who love to create and play!
Ages: 4-11
Swimming: No
Dates for 2017: Weeks of June 19   |   June 26   |   July 10   |   July 17   |   July 24   |   July 31   |   August 7   |   August 14  
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available: No
Price: $225/week
Flexibility: Register for one or more weeks individually
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Randolph School Summer Day Camp Program 2017

The Randolph Summer Program is designed to offer a diverse group of creative, fun and educational activities for children ages 3-11. The weekly themes are divided into two groups: ages 3-5 and 6-11. The camps focus on exciting new themes each week and are an extension of the progressive education that occurs all year, such as Paintapalooza, Fiber Fun, Wordplay, Block Building, Creek Scouts, Fantastic Forts and more. A playful, cooperative work environment is created in which each child experiences a sense of accomplishment and a love of learning. Most of the weeklong workshops culminate in an end-of-the-week exhibition or presentation.
Great For: Parents who like a creative, hands-on, progressive program for their children.
Swimming? No, but kids do play in water
Ages: 3-11 years old
Dates for 2017: Weeks of June 26   |   July 3 (open on July 4)  |   July 10   |   July 17   |   July 24   |   July 31   |   August 7   |   August 14
Times: Full Day: 8:30am-4pm   Half Day: 8:30am-12:30pm (ages 3-5 only)
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? Call for info
Price: Full Day: $325/week  Half Day: $200/week
Extra Fees? Yes, for older kids: $25 for rocket materials
Flexibility: Sign up for the weeks you want.
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Rose Hill Manor Summer Day Camp 2018

Rose Hill Manor is one of the most active summer camps and known for its daily adventures off-campus into the Hudson Valley. Every day has a designated theme, which might include trips to The Beacon Pool, Red Wing Park, SplashDown Beach, Bear Mountain, Bowdoin Park and more. Fridays are down-time back at the school for crafts and projects. Each week of the program offers a different theme, including Nature, Sports, Discovery, and Exploration. Campers get the opportunity to explore these different themes and choose from a number of available activities. Children are bused to all off-campus activities.
Great For: Those who love field trips and activities with friends.
Swimming? Yes. Kids will play in the water at state parks, Beacon's outdoor Community Pool at the Settlement Camp, at SplashDown and at various parks. All children are supervised and swimming lessons are not required.
Ages: 5-12 years old
Dates for 2018: To Come  
Time: 9am-5pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? Yes
Price: $225/week
Extra Fees? Field trip fees are required for attending certain destinations like SplashDown, etc.
Flexibility: Sign up for the weeks you want
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Stony Kill Farm Summer Camp 2018

Please Note: This is not the camp that is Common Ground. That camp is held on this property, but these are different camps.

Stony Kill Farm, the large, sprawling farm located on Route 9D, is offering fun, creative and enriching hands-on, nature-inspired adventures for their campers. Stony Kill Farm Camp is a place where your child will explore and discover the wonders of the outdoors while developing a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world. Summer Explorers’ Farm Camp will explore nature through enjoyable themes for each day. Each day, campers will visit the animals, hike one of Stony Kill's many trails and participate in many varied hands-on experiences (scientific, environmental, arts & crafts) that relate to each day’s theme. Some sample daily themes are: farm life, pond ecology, tracking wildlife, survival, food we grow, art in nature, insects, worms, and butterflies, hiking safety, bird watching, composting and going green, the mighty Hudson, and much more!  Each week is a different theme:

Ages: 4-12
Dates for 2018: Weeks of: June 18th Project Discovery | June 25th Life on the Farm | July 2nd Hodge Podge | July 9th Homesteading
Time: 9am-3pm
Lunch: Bring your own lunch and snacks
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available? $25/hr After Care Available
Price: $200/week for members, $225/week for nonmembers
Location and Contact Info:  79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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New for 2018! Monday Camp on the Farm
: Mondays (see below)
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $45 per day
This new program gives kids an opportunity to experience a day of camp on the farm without committing to a whole week. Program themes to be determined. Please check back.
July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Storm King Art Center Summer Camp 2018

Enjoy time outdoors observing art and nature, making art, and exploring creative writing during our weeklong day camps at Storm King. Space is limited and sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships are available.

Storm King Young Explorers
Ages: 7 to 9
Dates for 2018: Week of June 25
Time: 9am-4pm*
Late Pickup? Yes, till 5pm
Price: $350
Scholarships available

Project Write: Becoming Authors and Artists
Ages: 10 to 14
Dates for 2018: Weeks of July 9   |   July 16
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $295

The Art of Scientific Observation: From Microecology to Monumental Sculpture
Ages: High School Students
Dates for 2018: Week of July 23
Time: 9am-5pm
Price: $400
Scholarships available

Studio-B 4th Wall Theatrical Productions 2018

The 2018 Summer Camp will be held at the Clove Creek Dinner Theater. Every weeklong session ends with an onstage show that your child works on throughout the week. This year, there is a Dessert Bar Buffet Cast Party afterward (additional fee of $10 per person attending applies). Instructors include professionals who have worked with MTV, Nickelodeon, VH-1, Madison Square Garden, Wilhelmina Models, CBS, NBC, Cruise Lines and Theme Parks. 

We are pleased to announce our 2018 SUMMER DAY CAMPS for 5-15 year old kids are being held at St. Denis - St. Columba School (849 Route 82, Hopewell Junction).

During the fun-packed weeks, your child will learn:
• Interactive Theatre Games
• Communication Exercises
• Proper Diction
• Critical Thinking Skills
• Confidence Building Activities
• Motivational Games
• Creative Problem Solving
• Improvisational Workshops
• Backstage Production
...and every week-long session ends with an onstage show (Friday @ 3pm) that your child works on throughout the week.

Our instructors include professionals who have worked with MTV, Nickelodeon, VH-1, Madison Square Garden, Wilhelmina Models, CBS, NBC, Cruise Lines and Theme Parks.

Great For: Curious and imaginative kids who love to create and play!
Ages: 5-14
Swimming: No
Dates: See below
Time: 9am-4pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Available: No
Price: $295 each week
Flexibility: Register for one or more weeks individually
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Week 1: Musical Theatre
: June 25-June 29, 2018

Week 2: Improv
: July 2-July 6, 2018

Week 3: Acting
: July 9-July 13, 2018

Week 4: Glee
: July 16-July 20, 2018

Week 5: Acting
: July 23-July 27, 2018

Week 6: Musical Theatre
: July 30-August 3, 2018

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Summer Camp week LIST

Whatever weeks of entertainment await your children this summer, whether it's a week of relaxation, or camps, or vacation, a week with Grandma, or no scheduling at all, here is a list of all weeks. Simply print out and fill in your intent for that week. Maybe write in pencil so you can change things if you need... :)

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