Looking for a summer camp for your little one? The search is over! Hamptons.com has curated a guide of the best camps in the Hamptons! From theater to sports, there are a variety of camps that will your kids will love.
1. Pathfinder Country Day Camp
Directors and owners Nancy & Gary Burns continue to embrace the vision built upon fifty years prior by striving to maintain the exciting and unforgettable feel of traditional summer camp days. The two have created an undeniably safe and nurturing environment, helping campers build friendships that will last a lifetime and providing enrichment in social, creative and athletic skills for every child as an individual- just as Nancy’s parents did five decades ago.
1. Camp Shakespeare
Going into its 23rd summer, Camp Shakespeare is a fun and creative program for kids and teens, ages 8-14, presented by the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, a nonprofit organization. Activities are led by trained theater educators in an atmosphere of discovery and cooperation.
2. Stony Hill Stables
Stony Hill Stables was founded nearly 50 years ago and continues today as one of Long Island’s premier horseback riding facilities. Through passionate and knowledgeable instructors and a meticulous staff, Stony Hill remains one of the top facilities for students and riders of all levels. With many years of experience and expertise under our belt, the team at Stony Hill is one of the top groups of trainers, grooms and managers in the Hamptons.
3. Grain Surfboards
Their board-building workshops offer surfers a chance to get their hands dirty and to become part of a community of like-minded individuals – from all over the world – who think the status quo’s gotta go. Work side by side with Grain’s builders to create the board of your dreams – it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
SPORTIME’s beautiful 23-acre campus features 33 Har-Tru tennis courts, two camp buildings, a heated outdoor pool with locker rooms, several playing fields, a multi-sport court and a 20,000 square foot indoor multi-sport arena. Our youngest campers enjoy a dedicated preschool camp building that has age-appropriate classrooms with individual cubbies, an arts & crafts studio, separate boys’ and girls’ bathrooms with private changing areas, a playground and a covered patio for lunch and snacks.
2. Flying Point Surf School
A typical camp day starts with check-in. Surfers are encouraged to wear their own wetsuits to check-in, which maximizes their time in the water each day. They begin camp with a group stretch, followed by on-the-sand pop up drills to get familiar with standing up on the boards. Next they do surf forecasting, which is when we examine weather and water conditions and go over safety protocol specific to the day’s conditions. The rest of the camp day is spent surfing and playing games that develop campers’ surfing and swimming skills and techniques. There is a short snack break toward the middle of the surf session.
3. Hampton Racquet
They have assembled a staff and created a camp that is dedicated to encouraging kids from 4 to 13 to find their physical “voice” and develop what I call their physical I.Q. The schedule is designed for each camper to experience success, accomplishment, to nurture a belief in themselves
4. Whitmore Kids Summer Camp
Whitmore Kids Summer Camp was created by early learning specialists. The program explores the Lost Arts – nursery rhymes, songs, and games from our past like Simon Sez, Red Light/Green Light, and Hopscotch that serve important developmental roles in children’s learning domains. Counselors are early childhood educators.
5. Ross Summer Camp
Campers ages 7–12 can choose from a variety of immersive, week-long programs in which they develop skills, explore the world around them, and express themselves through activities and projects.
6. Hampton Country Day Camp
At HCDC, they pride ourselves on providing a summer experience that their campers will never forget. The quality of our program is second to none and each of our campers receive personalized attention from experienced instructors, counselors and activity specialists. In everything they do, they emphasize having fun, building self-confidence, and developing friendships through teamwork…that’s what camp is all about!
7. YMCA East Hampton RECenter Summer Day Camp
At YMCA Summer Day Camp, children learn leadership skills and develop self-confidence in a safe, accepting, and stimulating environment. Our flexible programs are designed to accommodate all families across Long Island and cater to meet your child’s interests and abilities. If your child can dream it, they can do it at the YMCA Summer Day Camp. We are there every step of the way to make their dreams come true.
8. East Hampton Indoor Tennis Summer Camp
EHIT’s Davis Cup Program offer a Junior Academy experience on a daily, weekly or seasonal basis. Held on EHIT’s 26 courts, the program provides junior players with a well-rounded tennis training experience, including instruction on technique, footwork, fitness and strengthening. Players also have the opportunity to participate in live ball drills and match play.
9. East Hampton Lifeguard Summer Program
The Junior Lifeguard Program trains ages 9 to 14 in water safety and ocean awareness. Individuals will build open water swimming skills, gain confidence entering and exiting the ocean and learn rescue techniques needed to become a future lifeguard. Junior Lifeguards also have the opportunity to compete at local, regional and national competitions.
10. East End Stables Riding Camp
Family owned and operated for over 25 Years! Welcome all levels of riding for children and adults!
11. JR Hamptons Swim
Learn to swim with JR Lessons so your whole family can enjoy the Hamptons by the water! Lead by two East Hampton local teachers, Joey and Bobby use a custom-built curriculum that makes learning FUN. With a combined decade of experience, they know how to handle even the most reluctant learners. Encouraging, entertaining, and patient, JR Lessons are water-safety teaching specialists ready to help kids build confidence and skills in and around the water.
1. The Riders
Go out on the water with them and learn how to waterski, wakeboard, wake surf, and kneeboard with their experienced crew and new friends!
2. Bay Street Theater Camp
Bay Street Theater’s camps and classes are aimed at fostering students’ wide range of interests and abilities in the arts. Our variety of offerings provides students of any age between 4 and 18 with opportunities to experiment with and develop their skills in areas of theater from Puppetry to Musical Theater to Shakespeare.
3. Breakwater Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program
Breakwater’s Junior Sailing program runs from late June through early September and offers one week sessions to children ages 6 to 17 , many students find it beneficial to enroll in multiple sessions. Novice sailors typically spend three to four weeks in the beginners program before moving to the intermediate level and beyond. Breakwater also offers a junior racing program, in which sailors compete locally against teams from the North and South Forks, as well as in regional and national events.
4. Global Boarding
Every day is spent out on the water with kids immersing themselves in a day of adventure! We have small group numbers “only 6 in your “private” pod so we’re able to spend more time on each activity. This means we can concentrate on the individual to make sure he/she learns and progresses in their sport. Our Sag Harbor base, with its calm waters, is the perfect location for Wakeboarding, Tubing, Wakesurfing, and lots more!
1. The Country School Summer Camp
The Country School offers an exceptional summer camp experience for children ages 2-8. Our highly qualified staff focuses on meeting individual camper’s needs, nurturing new friendships, and implementing a strong sense of self and community through team sports, art, music, movement, yoga, science, animal care and our outstanding swim program.
Kids have fun learning about STEAM topics like drone flying, 3D printing, video game design, architecture, art & design, and more!
CMEE’s Kids Club is designed to ensure that kids are engaged, active, and getting the most out of their summer. The groups are kept small -each has a 4:1 child to museum educator ratio- to foster an atmosphere and environment that is ideal for emotional, social, and intellectual growth. Kids in this daily drop-off program participate in a variety of creative activities including arts, outdoor play, music and movement, cooking and baking, group games, and free play…all while learning to cooperate and share in an informal, yet structured environment.
3. Hamptons Ballet Theater School
Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s Ballet Only Intensive will focus on all aspects of classical training.
4. Our Fabulous Variety Show’s Page to Stage Summer Series
Kids will love bringing stories to life with playwriting and acting!
5. The Green School Summer Camp
A 5 acre eco-friendly farm where children learn sustainable living, working hands on with our farm animals. Campers discover through nature, science, art and baking. Different ages work together, benefiting from the opportunity to practice cooperative work and play skills while leading and nurturing, increasing confidence and independence. Others are exposed to more complex play, advanced language and education activities by observing and imitating. A spirit of cooperation and caring nurtures an environment where children help each other and learn from one another.
6. Shine Summer Camp
Celebrate all things Hamptons at Shine’s Summer Camps! Shine offers full experience summer camps that are innovative and creative. Full day arts camp, tennis & arts camp, and half-day camp for our littlest Shine friends, there is something for everyone.
1. Future Stars Summer Camp
At Future Stars, campers will participate in age-and level-appropriate group activities, allowing for skill advancement while providing ideal social growth opportunities. Each program implements a well-designed curriculum and fosters a safe, healthy environment with low coach-to camper-ratios. At Future Stars, character development is emphasized hand-in-hand with skills and technique through our STARS value system: Safety, Teamwork, Attitude, Responsibility and Sportsmanship.
2. Global Boarding: The Hamptons Premier Water Sport Center
Global Boarding has exciting instruction programs for watersports. Hamptons – based, we offer an ideal learning environment, and a boatload of fun! Take part in Global Boarding’s Summer Sessions, One-on-One lessons, or Group Charters on the water.
3. Southampton Town Recreation Center Sports Camp
Campers will enjoy participate in a variety of sports and will learn the importance of teamwork.
4. East End Explorer
Based at the scenic and historic waterfront location of Conscience Point in Southampton, East End Explorer Camp may be one of the most unique camp experiences offered in the Hamptons. With their custom built tour boat, a fleet of kayaks, safety equipment, fishing gear and decades of experience the mission of East End Explorer Camp is to provide a fun, hands-on immersion program centered around our marine ecosystems.
1. WHBPAC Summer Camp
Kids will enjoy a variety of programs involving singing, theatre and dance!
2. Long Island Aquarium’s Summer Adventure Days
Long Island Aquarium’s Summer Adventure Days provides hands-on learning and full-on fun for children of all ages during school-year breaks and summer vacation. Long Island Aquarium’s Summer Adventure Days add interactive excitement to summer vacation.