It may seem like a long way off, but summer is on its way. The short, cold winter days will soon become the long, hot days of summer and you’re going to need a way to keep your kids busy while school is out.
Many camps throughout the borough are starting to enroll now. Here are some camps that you child can sign up for this summer.
The Queens Botanical Garden — 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Ages 2 to 14 years old
For kids who love to learn about the outdoors, the Queens Botanical Garden has programs for all ages. Each program offers a hands-on experience that will not only broaden their gardening skills, but also fosters their imagination.
YMCA – Multiple locations around Queens
Ages 2 to 15 years old
At the YMCA, there is an experience that can’t be replicated for campers of all ages. 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.
SuperKickers — P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights
Ages 3 to 12 years old
If your youngster is all about soccer, SuperKickers is the camp for them. While soccer is the main focus, kids also have water play, arts and crafts, field trips and playground time. Parents can choose from the part-time schedules or sign up for the extended day, which runs until 6 p.m.
Queens Zoo Summer Camp – 53-51 111th St., Corona
Pre-K through eighth grade
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.
Oasis Day Camp – Queens Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
Pre-K through ninth grade
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.
World of Discovery Day Camp – The North Flushing Swim Club, 141-01 32nd Ave., Bayside
Ages 4 to 15 years old
If your child loves to swim, the World of Discovery Day Camp is a great fit! 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!
UTSA Summer Day Camp – Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ages 4 to 17 years old
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.
Camp Invention – over 50 locations in the NY-Metro area
Grades K through sixth grade
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!
NYC Parks Experience Summer Day Camp — Multiple locations in Queens
Ages 6 to 13 years old
Fill your child with outdoor fun and adventure at the NYC Parks Experience Summer Day Camp! In addition to participating in activities such as arts and crafts, field games and computer classes, campers will also have fun doing outdoor activities such as bird watching, canoeing, fishing and hiking with the Urban Park Rangers.
Girls Who Code — NYC (Location TBA)
Current 10th- and 11th-graders
If you have a daughter in high school who in interested in learning the write code, this seven-week summer immersion program is here to help. Participants will take classes in robotics, website and app design, go on field trips and meet industry pros.