In the midst of the short, cold days of winter, we find ourselves longing for the long, hot days of summer. Your kids are probably counting down the days until summer vacation, and who can blame them?
Summer is a time for fun, but parents are also looking for ways to keep their children occupied during the day. Enrollment periods are starting up for lots of summer camps.
Here’s a few camps around Queens that your kids are going to love!
Camp Invention – Grades K through 6, over 50 locations in the NY-Metro area
If your looking for a camp that will get your child’s creative juices flowing, Camp Invention is for them! Kids at Camp Invention are engaged in fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, innovation and entrepreneurship. Your child will have fun while building up their confidence at the same time!
New York Stage of Mind Summer Camp – 37-34 29th St., Long Island City
Children who have been bitten by the theater bug will love the New York Stage of Mind Summer Camp. Campers will learn acting, singing and dancing in different genres of music from teachers who are performers themselves. By the end of the camp, your child will show off their skills with other campers in an amazing recital.
Oasis Day Camp – Pre-K through ninth grade, Bayside
No matter how old you child is, Oasis has something for everyone. Young campers will learn social skills and play games while older campers will take day trips and be able to explore their own individual interests. This camp will help children of all ages grow and learn together while boosting their confidence.
World of Discovery Day Camp – Ages 4 to 15, The North Flushing Swim Club, 141-01 32nd Ave., Bayside
Keep your kids happy and cool at the World of Discovery Day Camp! Swimming is a staple in both summer camp options, but there are plenty of activities to participate in through the camps. Whether you sign up for two weeks, eight weeks or anything in between, your child will have a blast playing sports, doing arts and crafts and more!
Queens Zoo Summer Camp – Pre-K through eighth grade, 53-51 111th St., Corona
Animal lovers of any age will love the summer camp at Queens Zoo. Campers will go in depth learning about animals, their habitats and more through hands-on activities and investigating wildlife around the zoo.
YMCA – Multiple locations around Queens
At the YMCA, there is an experience that can’t be replicated. Campers will have a safe, accepting environment that will help boost their self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills. By the end of the camp, you’ll see why it’s fun to stay at the YMCA.
UTSA Summer Day Camp – Ages 4 to 17, Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
If your kids love tennis, they should give this camp a shot. Campers have the opportunity to improve their skills, make new friends and have fun. Multi-sports programs are a part of this camp, introducing campers to soccer, softball and more to help enhance your child’s athletic development.