The summer is long anticipated in the Five Harbors because of the incredible amount of activities that can be done outdoors and the beautiful beaches to relax on. Of course all the children in the area are super excited for some time off but time off quickly turns into boredom. The Huntington/Five Harbors area has some great camp programs which appeal to just about every interest. Let your kids have fun in the sun at these great programs and camps!
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Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium- Each July & August, the Vanderbilt Museum offers creative workshops for pre-school children and grades K-3. Programs for both grade levels involve visits with museum educators to the various collections galleries and doing creative projects.
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Camp Alvernia- is a summer day camp for boys and girls set on 15 beautiful wooded acres set on Centerport Harbor with a wide range of activities which include major sports, swimming and sailing. This camp has a sleep-away feel but is only minutes away from home.
Cold Spring Harbor
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Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum- Every year the museum hosts a variety of camps with different activities all of which explore the ocean in fun ways. Camp starts off with open free-time in the workshop room, followed by the days set activities which can include hands-on time with collections, playing games, and creative art-making. There is snack time as well as lunch break time. There are sometimes even live animal visits and trips to the beach!
- 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
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Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery- Each Summer, the Fish Hatchery runs a variety of camps specifically centered on different age groups. Young explorers are surrounded by nature. They are given hands-on adventures, opportunities to create nature crafts, interact with live animals and more!
- 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Cold Spring Harbor DNA Lab- The renowned Cold Spring Harbor Lab holds fun and challenging camps for science enthusiasts for students entering 6th-12th grade. Guided by experienced instructors, students use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers.
- 334 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
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Seahawks Sports Camp @ Cold Spring Harbor High School- unique day camp run with the cooperation of the Cold Spring Harbor School District that includes arts & crafts, sports, special events, games, dance and computers.
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Heckscher Museum of Art- The museum educators run two different programs ArtSense for ages 7-12 and SummerArts for ages 12-15. ArtSense workshops are inspired by the exhibition on view in the Museum. Children learn art history as they explore works of art in the galleries and also learn art-making skills as they create their won artwork. The SummerArts program incorporates a variety of learning experiences designed for young adults interested in visual arts. They create artwork as well as go behind the scenes during installations and meet and work with exhibiting contemporary artists. Students in both programs are invited to display a work of art in the annual Heckscher Museum Student Exhibition in the fall.
- 2 Prime Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
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Huntington Historical Society- the Passport to the Past program takes campers back in time to discover the crafts, culture and activities children participated in during Colonial times. It is a fun opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences which can include butter churning and weaving on looms.
- 209 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743
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YMCA Huntington- this main stay in Huntington offers day programs for all ages and interests. They offer half, regular, and extended hours for kiddie camp. Specialty camps include performing arts camp and sports camp.
- 60 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
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West Hills Day Camp- located in the heart of West Hills on 18 acres with various activities including camp swim twice each day, arts and crafts complex, a comprehensive athletics program, a beautiful pond for fishing and boating, as well as programs in technology such a photography, computers, a/v production, radio station and more.
- 21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington, NY 11743
Huntington Booster Club - The camps serve as a community service to the residents of Huntington, their goal is to create a healthy, safe and competitive environment wherein the campers will work to improve individual and team skill level and learn to appreciate that competition is fun.
- 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington, NY 11743
Town of Huntington Summer Camps- the Town of Huntington runs eight different summer full day camps and eight half day programs. The programs run in different settings and offer a variety of different types of camps including skateboarding, legos, science and sports.
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Lloyd Harbor Village Park Camp - This camp for children entering 1st through 5th grade is exclusively for Lloyd Harbor Village residents. The camp runs from late June to late August and includes swimming, arts & crafts, storytelling, tennis instruction and special events.
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Northsport- offers multi-sport fun camps for boys and girls during the summer. Lunch is available during these day sport filled day camps.
Beyond The Five Harbors
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Park Shore Day Camp: Long Island Summer Camp. Day Camp. - The Premier Long Island Summer Camp for children ages 2-14. Located in Dix Hills, NY in Suffolk County. Day Camp & Travel Programs available. Camp activities include boot camp, sports track program, aquatics, STEAM Science Kids, Extreme Adventure Program and more.
- 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
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Greentrees Country Day School & Camp - Greentrees Country Day School and Camp has provided a nurturing & highly qualified environment for 2 to 6 year olds which allow these younger children to splash, move, run, play, pretend and create while participating in stimulating and enriching camp activities.
- 247 Jackson Avenue, Syosset, NY 11791
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Camp W- Give your child a day full of fun with Camp W. Offering services from kindergarten through 9th grade. Campers enjoy exciting camp activities including athletics, swimming, creative arts, computers, rocketry, game room, and much more. They also offer early/late care and academic tutoring.
- 121 Wolf Hill Road, Melville, NY 11747 -
Birchwood Intermediate School
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Thomas School of Horsemanship- children 3 years to 15 years old experience swimming, sports & arts as well as a full riding program. A unique experience to interact and bond with horses.
- 250 Round Swamp Road, Melville, NY 11747
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Kenwal Day Camp - summer camp for children ages 3 to 15 which offers a plethora of activities including inflatable water park, mini golf, sports, theater, theater, dance, zip lines, go karts, rappelling, and so much more.
- 100 Drexel Avenue, Melville, NY 11747
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Sportime - Syosset's center for sports and most notably tennis offers camps for 3 age groups- Preschool camp ages 3-5, tennis & sports camp ages 6-16 and then John McEnroe Tennis Academy for ages 7-18. Experienced coaches/counselors provide a safe environment for campers.
- 75 Haskett Drive, Syosset, NY 11791
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Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary Center & Audubon - hosts various sessions throughout the summer in 3 themes including Kid vs Wild, Aquatic Adventures, and Nature Builders as well as Kayak Explorations, a special program.
- 134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771