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The Coolest Summer Camps in NYC

standard_6269099_origWhat if your daughter could enjoy her favorite activity for a week (or more) during the summer?

What if your son could go to camp and learn a brand new skill in a fun and unique part of NYC?

What if you knew that all summer long, your children would be exposed to a variety of activities, make new friends, and have a blast?

Well actually, you can! NYC has so many unique summer camps available to kids, from programs for curious explorers to drama-loving little actors and actresses. Most have a variety of weekly options available, so your child can attend a few camps throughout the summer, or, if you vacation for part of the summer you can ensure you’re only signing up for camp when you’re in town.

If you’re looking for something new, unique and fun for your kids this summer, check out a few of our awesome camps below—and visit Kidz Central Station for a full selection!

Kids Creative. Located on the Upper West Side, Kids Creative’s summer camp is the perfect way for kids to try their hands at acting and get creative. Throughout the two-week session, they’ll imagine, produce, and perform a musical play, which includes writing a script, creating music, and building sets and costumes. When they’re not creating their performing arts masterpiece, kids will get outside for water activities and field trips! You can sign up for any (or all!) of Kids Creative’s two-week sessions, and if you want more info, you can request a tour and see what it’s all about.

Citibabes. If you like Citibabes’ awesome kids’ classes throughout the year (located in Soho), you’ll love their summer camps! There’s something for everything here, including a My First Drop-off program twice a week to get little ones age 20 months to 2.5 years used to separation, while partaking in lots of fun activities. For age 2 to 4, CitiCamp incorporates fun weekly themes into everything from music to art to free play and CitiCamp Sr., a program for kids age 4 to 7, lets kids enjoy on and off-site activities, such as swim, soccer, tennis, and art.

Language Beansstandard_1505988_889682631041962_7143505922559729539_n. With a variety of great sessions in July and August Language Beans’ Mandarin Camp, located in the East Village, teaches new language skills while cultivating kids’ creativity and artistic minds. The camp incorporates a small group atmosphere and hands-on learning into themed sessions like “Let’s Camp in the Desert” and “Snow White in the City”. Kids age 2 to 7 will definitely have a blast here.

Evolution Enrichment Martial Arts. In a brand new facility with a prime downtown Lower East Side location, Evolution Enrichment Center’s Mixed Martial Arts Summer Program is a safe and fun fitness program that will teach your child the basics of Taekwondo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Ninjutsu. There are three-day weekly sessions throughout July and August, so kids age 4 to 14 can choose the best days to fit their busy summer schedules.

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Physique Swimming
. In a brand new location at FiDi’s Pine Street School for Summer 2015, Physique Swimming, is a perennial favorite for kids and adults alike. The program incorporates both Physique’s specialty—with daily instructional swim sessions at the Seahorse Aquatics Center—and also allows kids to explore their interests in art, science, cooking, and outdoor sports. The camp serves kids age 4 to 11, and offers pick up and drop off transportation every day. Get a sneak peek of the camp for yourself at either of Physique’s summer camp open houses on 4/9 and 5/7!

4 Summer Camps Where Kids Can Act Out

Since the performing arts is such an important part of New York City culture, it’s only natural that kids get to experience it as well. If your budding actors and actresses need something fun to do this summer, check out one of these summer camps taught by real Broadway stars from hit musicals like Book of Mormon and Mamma Mia! 

On Broadway-PATPpatp Dates: July 21–August 15 Ages: 5–14
A summer camp with a conservatory setting, On Broadway PATP is taught by skilled teachers who help students explore theater, dance, and music. Rema Webb, a 16-year Broadway veteran who currently stars in Violet at the Roundabout Theater and is an original cast member in Book of Mormon, started the program out of her passion for teaching and sharing her own experiences with newer generations.

Rockstars!
Dates: July 8–11 Ages: 7–12
Rockstars! is taught by a brother and sister team with plenty of Broadway experience—Lee Kasper is a director, actor, teacher, and performance coach, and Rebecca Kasper is an actor, singer, and teacher who has worked both on and off Broadway, including as a performer in Mamma Mia. The camp gives NYC kids the chance to learn, play, and rock out to hits of the past five decades.

Broadway Bootcamp
Dates: July 7–11 & August 4–8 Ages: 6–12
Dramallama Studio’s Broadway Bootcamp teaches the ABCs of Broadway. Not only will kids learn basic acting principles and fun practice exercises, they’ll also have the chance to meet real Broadway performers who will teach them pieces from their current shows.

Galli Fairytale Acting Campgalli
Dates: July 7–25 (four 1-week sessions) Ages: 4–10
For younger kids who aren’t quite ready for the full Broadway experience, Galli Fairytale Acting Camp gives kids the opportunity to act out their favorite fairy tales, complete with costumes and a final performance for friends and family.

Check out all of the classes, summer camps, and activities offered on Kidz Central Station this summer!