Fun Summer Camps For Kids

With summer fast approaching, have you had a thought about which summer camp to choose for your little ones to enjoy?  We just wanted to share a few that we think are just great!
ART FARM IN THE CITY
Their indoor eco-friendly facility offers a full day and half day camp experience for children ages 3 to 8. All children get hands on experience learning about and caring for their live animals in the award winning petting zoo. It’s time for them to coo with the birds and hop with the bunnies.
Art Farm In The City
Camp activies include animal science/care, cooking, crazy science experiments, nature, music, drama and outdoor play at local parks and playgrounds, Asphalt Green and Carl Schurz Park. All campers play outdoors every day. They have soccer twice a week with Super Soccer Stars and the full day campers swim at The 92nd St Y.
Every week they focus on a different theme. All children get to experience the theme entertainers and the full day campers get to go on excursions which relate to these themes. The art projects and many other activies revolve around the weekly themes making camp a different experience every week.
Art Farm in The City
419 East 91st St (btw 1st and York)
NYC, NY 10128
www.theartfarms.org
SUMMER SKATING CAMP @ CITY ICE PAVILION
City Ice Pavilion Summer Skating Camp will run from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday for  6 weeks, from July 9th-August 17th, 2012.

Skaters will receive on- and off-ice instruction in basic skills and figure skating, with lunch included and arts and crafts to end the day! Register by June 1 to receive 10% off! Pay by day, week, or for the full camp!  Suitable for ages 4+.
City Ice Pavilion
47-32 32nd Place
Long Island City
NY 11101
www.cityicepavilion.com/skating-school/camps/figure-skating/

SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER CAMP @ SCANDINAVIA HOUSE
This summer kids can explore the rich worlds of Scandinavian children’s literature and folklore in this stimulating and imaginative mini-camp led by Swede Malin Tybahl.
Held three hours a day, Monday through Friday, for two weeks, the mini-camp encourages an open mind to exploration, creativity, and cultural immersion through drama games, arts and crafts, and language learning. Some aspects of Scandinavian language will be taught. The camp will end with a presentation by the participants, sharing what they have been working on over the course of the two weeks.
The instructor, Malin Tybahl, is a native of Sweden and is an experienced language and drama teacher. Tybahl has taught drama in both Sweden and New York for all ages – children as young as three years of age up to adults – for the past 15 years. She has also taught Swedish at NYU and privately since 2005.
Scandinavia House:  The Nordic Center in American
58 Park Avenue
New York
NY 10016
www.scandinaviahouse.org
SUMMER DAY CAMP – KIDS CLUB ADVENTURE CAMP, NEW YORK KIDS CLUB
Join the 2012 Summer Olympic Camp at the New York Kids Club. Children ages 2.5-6 years old will enjoy the trip of a lifetime as they travel to the countries of the world participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Children will follow the Olympic torch as they climb the Great Wall of China, discover the jungles of Brazil and explore the pyramids of Egypt. Nurturing coaches lead Olympic games and fitness activities including gymnastics, sports time, and martial arts. Children’s imaginations will be inspired through thematic art projects, creative movement and a one of a kind interactive theater experience celebrating each week’s theme.
NY Kids Club
E. 22nd St.
212-375-1100
www.nykidsclub.com
MILL BASIN DAY CAMP
Summers are for having fun. It’s a time to spend with friends. To make memories and share experiences that last a lifetime. That’s what Mill Basin Day Camp is all about. Mill Basin Day Camp is dedicated to providing an exciting and fulfilling camp experience for both children and their parents by providing of fun, recreational, social and educational activities. They have grown over the past 14 years to become the most popular summer camp program in the Brooklyn / Queens areas. At least that is what the kids say.

Their staff consists of professionals, many of whom continue to work in child related fields throughout the year. The directorial staff is comprised of licensed NYC Department of Education teachers and deans in various elementary and high schools. All group leader staff are trained in CPR and First Aid. Aquatics programs are staffed by certified and licensed personnel, as required by the NYC Board of Health and American Red Cross. They equip their staff and facility with the latest and most modern safety and technological products in order to maintain constant contact and security both on and off the camp facility. Campers also receive Camp Gear which they use throughout the summer.
Their modern, fully air-conditioned facility offers a wide range of activities for children entering Pre-K thru 9th grade in the upcoming September scholastic year. There are Five (5) individual camp programs. Each camp has its own unique and innovative program that best suits the needs of the varying ages of the campers. Each group has various methods for integrating new campers into their groups. Head Counselors are trained to make sure that all campers are introduced to the other campers and are made to feel part of the group in the first few minutes of the camp day. Directors are also at hand to help new campers make any adjustments that they may need.
The typical camp day begins with a first activity at 9:00 am. There are 3 periods in the morning, then lunch, 3 periods in the afternoon, then snack, and then 1 final activity before dismissal. Activities are both indoor and outdoor and are balanced accordingly.
Safety is of the highest priority at Mill Basin Day Camp. Throughout the building there are video cameras that are taping at all times. Every activity room is equipped with a phone that is directly connected to 911 and the main camp office via intercom. They also have a public address system throughout the facility. Each of the Directors carry 2-way Phones/Radios which keep them in constant contact.
They realize and understand the pressures facing today’s working parents so they have designed a very flexible registration program. Changing your summer schedule by adding, subtracting or changing weeks is never a problem at any time. If summer school is a worry for you, this program is entirely refundable at any time prior to the first day of camp.
Families are always invited to go in for a personal tour of the facility and to discuss the camp program at length.
Mill Basin Day Camp
5945 Strickland Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718.251.6200
www.millbasindaycamp.com
Please contact the venues direct for more information and to register.
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