Westchester Area Summer Camps for Children
Here is a list of Summer Camps for Children in the Westchester area of New York.
Claude B. Meyers
Executive Director and CEO
100 N. Broadway, Irvington
Claude B. Meyers, a renowned expert on foster care, is the President and CEO of Abbott House. Since 2004, Meyers has steered the array of programs offered for children in need and individuals with developmental disabilities at the agency, including oversight of the Abbott House mentoring and volunteer initiatives. She began her prestigious career as a caseworker for New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services where she rose to Acting Commissioner in 1996. In her spare time, Meyers builds homes in impoverished countries.
ALL SPORTS DAY CAMP
Michael Chiarello, Director
Deana Rodriguez, Assistant Director
For 38 years, we have offered a complete program of in-depth and exciting summer sports for boys and girls, ages 7-14. Located at Pace University, with well-manicured fields, tennis courts and an Olympic-size indoor pool. The staff (10:1 camper/staff ratio) coaches softball, tennis, golf, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, football, lacrosse, and swimming. Our camp philosophy promotes independence, confidence, self-esteem, good sportsmanship, and integrity. Summer session: June 28-August 6, Monday-Friday, 8:45am-3:30pm. Camp will not be in session July 5.
AQUATIC PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Christine Klint, Director
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College Aquatics Program runs year round and features children’s group lessons, parent / child classes, as well as specialty programs. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross Instructors. Specialty programs include adult lessons, Lifeguard and SCUBA certification, springboard diving, private and semi-private lessons. We offer classes year round with 2 fall sessions, winter and spring sessions and our popular summer intensive sessions. Register now!
ARDSLEY COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
21 American Legion Drive, Ardsley
Dr. Gloria Wolpert has a doctorate in education from Columbia University and is a New York State licensed teacher and school administrator. Gloria has significant experience in setting up and running education programs on all levels. ACNS is a certified day care center that maintains the outstanding quality of a nursery school from 9am-12pm, with a variety of afternoon sessions until 6pm, including early drop off. Programs are offered for 2-5-year-olds, and include a 3-week pre-camp program in June, as well as a summer camp program.
BEDFORD DISCOVERY EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
190 Harris Road, Bedford Hills
(914) 666-KIDS (5437)
Phyllis DiFrancia has been the director for the past 9 years and has over 25 years of experience in early childhood education. At Bedford Discovery, Phyllis has created programs based on the emergent approach to curriculum. It is her belief that children learn best through their own discovery of the world around them. Phyllis is dedicated to the professionalism of her staff through the trainings she has developed. Through various special events, Phyllis also built the foundation for family involvement at BDECC. Phyllis continues to actively pursue her lifelong devotion to the education of young children.
BEGINNING YEARS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER OF TEMPLE BETH EL
220 S. Bedford Road, Chappaqua
Janet Goldstein holds a master’s degree in early childhood and has more than 25 years of experience. At Beginning Years, children learn in a warm and nurturing environment. The professional staff helps children develop social, intellectual and physical skills while encouraging individuality, which builds self-esteem. Encourage a child’s love of learning!
BRAIN BUILDERS TUTORING
280 Dobbs Ferry Road, Suite 106, White Plains
Heather White is Brain Builder’s Academic Director and Founder. She is a nationally-known teacher trainer as well as a former special education teacher with training in a wide array of remediation and assessment tools and programs. Heather oversees all of the work done at Brain Builders. Our tutoring staff are all highly qualified, thoroughly trained, and have at least several years of experience tutoring children of all ages. They are able to customize their work to meet the specific needs and address the unique learning deficits of any child.
825 Union Valley Road, Mahopac
Karla Bellotto has a BA in Psychology from SUNY Purchase. She has represented Camp Kiwi since 1985. Kiwi also has an Assistant Director, as well as some 20+ coordinators overseeing specific areas of the camp. The key staff is composed of highly qualified teachers and parents. Also available are two camp psychologists. Their main goal is to ensure the safety and happiness of all campers. Everything takes place on their extensive Kiwi campus. Call for more information.
200 Old Tarrytown Road, White Plains
For more than 40 years, Barbara and Steve Schainman have been creating memorable summers for generations of campers. They are innovators in the camp field and active in the American Camp Association. With an unwavering commitment to meeting the individual needs of each child, they have established a reputation for excellence. Steve is a graduate of Yale University, and holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard University. Barbara is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and received her Master’s Degree from Tufts University.
CENTER FOR LITERACY ENRICHMENT
Pace University, 78 N. Broadway, White Plains
For over 36 years as the Director of the Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University, it has been my goal to encourage children to enjoy literature and become more competent readers and writers. At the Center, we believe that reading and writing go hand in hand. Literacy is the foundation for every discipline; therefore we help children improve these skills through multiple methods. We offer a variety of programs to meet these needs, including tutoring, summer literacy camp, workshops, and a February break program.
CENTRAL PARK DANCE
450 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale
Mario Lastrada is the Director of Operations and Maria Bai is the Artistic Director of this outstanding establishment which is getting ready to celebrate its 30th year! Collectively, they have vast experience in the field of dancing and are a terrific team as well as a family. First and foremost, their primary goal is to have the best program to meet the needs and desires of each student by constantly reconfiguring the type of classes offered, continuously introducing new classes, and providing impeccable customer service.
CIRCUS ARTS CAMP, LLC
555 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale
420 S. Riverside Avenue, #174, Croton
Cooperation, determination, and fun emerge, as campers become circus folks during summer vacation. CAC’s directors have performed worldwide, hold numerous training and safety certifications, and have worked together for two decades refining their curriculum, which teaches aerial arts, tight wire, stilt-walking, juggling, clowning, and much more for ages 7+. Held in the air-conditioned gyms of Solomon Schechter School, each 2-week session ends with an exciting student performance. Aerial Arts Week caps off the summer with intensive instruction in the flying trapeze, lyra, Spanish web, and more.
CITY CENTER DANCE
236 East Post Road, White Plains
Dina Giordano received her dance training at SUNY Purchase, and graduated magna cum laude with her BBA from Pace University. She has danced and worked with many renowned NYC choreographers. Her students have gone on to dance for Disney, movies and TV, as well as for the NY Knicks, Titans, and Dragons, and for the elite collegiate dance/pom teams at a number of universities. This past spring Dina was proud and honored to accept a position as adjunct faculty for the prestigious dance department at Purchase College.
453 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Crestwood Music Education Center, a progressive music school for instrumental studies with more than 800 students, has a faculty of 46 highly-qualified teachers. Dr. Ginès-Didier Cano, the director-owner, received his doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music, Masters from Juilliard School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, and a Premier Prix from “Conservatoire de Musique du Québec.” He has served on the faculty of numerous institutions including Long Island University, Manhattan School of Music, Sarah Lawrence College, Mannes School of Music, and Québec Conservatoire.
E.NOPI LEARNING CENTER
Assistant Director: Alyssa Samson
Head Instructor: Jessie Sample
118 S. Ridge Street, Suite 3, Rye Brook
E.nopi Learning Center provides individually designed instruction in math, reading and handwriting for students ages 3-17. We offer three core programs that are tailored individually to each student. Assistant Director Alyssa Samson has taught English at the high school level, worked with students coping with emotional and behavioral disorders and is currently completing her MA in education at Columbia University. Head Instructor Jessie Sample earned her degree in Neuroscience and has had experience developing curriculum for various educational programs.
THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER-MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains
The Early Childhood Center nurtures each child’s individual learning style. Social and emotional growth along with beginning academic skills are viewed as complementary goals. Suzanne R. Boydstun holds a master’s degree in early childhood and special education. She comes to The Early Childhood Center with ten years as a preschool director and prior teaching experience in a variety of school settings. When visiting classrooms, Suzanne enjoys observing the children engaged in imaginary play, which she views as an essential component of future school success.
FOR KIDS ONLY
577 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
Karen Pena ran a child care program for staff at Clearview School in Briarcliff before joining For Kids Only in 2002. She began in our school-age program. The following year, she worked full time both as a teaching assistant in our preschool program and in our school age program (running our successful homework club). She completed courses in School Age Care I & II at WCC and received her School Age Care Credential. She is attending WCC for Early Childhood Education, has been Assistant Director since 2005 and was recently promoted to Director.
FUTURE STARS DAY AND OVERNIGHT CAMPS
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
Jordan Snider is returning for his 18th year as Director of Future Stars at Purchase College. He has a B.A. in psychology from Rollins College, where he also won the NCAA Tennis Championship, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, NYU. His education, business, and sports experience make him uniquely qualified to direct the camps for boys and girls ages 3 1/2 to 16. Campers choose from tennis, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, circus arts, magic, diving, academic, cheerleading, field hockey, football, softball, volleyball, multi-sports, and little stars.
GATE HILL DAY CAMP
Whether it’s the 33 acres of magnificent facility or the nurturing philosophy instilled in every staff member’s mind and heart, Gate Hill Day Camp is truly a special place for campers and parents. Bob, Jennifer and Josh Male are the proud owners and directors, now celebrating over 20 years at Gate Hill. Along with a talented leadership team, the Male family continues to find innovative ways to develop new programs, their facility, and amazing summer experiences for children. Their hands-on approach to partnering with parents ensures outstanding and individualized care for all campers.
GRANDMASTER KIM TAE KWON DO
Jimena Leon, Program Director
White Plains; (914) 428-0085
Port Chester; (914) 934-1861
Nanuet; (845) 623-2002
Jimena has worked at Grandmaster B.M. Kim’s Tae Kwon Do for 3 years and just received her 1st Dan Black Belt in October. We offer classes for 3- to 6-year-olds, 7- to 12-year-olds, and adults of all ages. Whether you’re a beginner or have prior experience, we have classes suited for your needs. Call today and we can help you reach your potential, both physically and mentally through martial arts training.
GREEN CHIMNEYS’ CLEARPOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
Jennifer Gallo and Alexa Magnotta have been employed at Green Chimneys School in Brewster for the past eight years. Jen, who is a dually certified special education teacher, and Alexa, a certified school psychologist, have worked in their respective fields with students of a wide range of ages and a variety of social, emotional and learning needs. They have now collaborated to create a summer program at Green Chimneys’ Clearpool Campus which will encompass the academic, social and behavioral challenges some children face while allowing them the joys of the recreational activities provided by camp.
HARDBALL NY TRAINING CENTER
102 Fairview Park Drive, Elmsford
Hardball NY co-founder, Bill Sullivan, has been the Head Baseball Coach at NCAA Division II Mercy College for 15 years. During his tenure he has coached several All-Conference honorees, including current Japan League and former Major League pitcher Brian Sweeney. Designed to meet the needs of student-athletes at all ages and skill levels, Hardball NY is equipped with batting cages, pitching tunnels, an academic center and utility space for use by a variety of sports such as baseball, softball, and soccer.
HARVEY CAVALIER SUMMER CAMP AT THE HARVEY SCHOOL
260 Jay Street, Katonah
(845) 677-0491/(914) 232-0581
Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp At Harvey, children (pre-K through 8th grade) can pursue their passions for the performing and fine arts, guided by professional educators and artists. The Harvey School’s stunning Arts Center is a perfect setting for instruction in theatre, dance, music, fine arts, computer graphics and more. Campers can also enjoy swimming, sports, and activities using the 100-acre campus’ superb recreational facilities, including the renowned Evarts Ice Rink. Make an appointment to visit us. Call or visit the website.
HOFF-BARTHELSON MUSIC SCHOOL
25 School Lane, Scarsdale
HBMS Preschool is purposely intimate, which gives me ample time and opportunity to nurture each child’s creativity and intellectual curiosity in both classes. HBMS provides the added benefit of superb early childhood music classes twice a week. We use classical music literature (like Peter and The Wolf) as a foundation for our annual special art project, which is a three-dimensional, recycled materials construction that is based on and inspired by the music. (Three-year-old class, Monday-Thursday12:30pm-2:45pm & 4-year-old class, Monday-Friday 8:45am-11:30 am).
HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
The Hudson Country Montessori School was founded in 1972 by Musya Meyer. As director, Mrs. Meyer continues to believe that Montessori introduces children to the joy of learning, providing a framework in which intellectual and social discipline work together. Children learn to observe, think, judge and pursue individual interests at their own speed while acquiring a solid academic foundation. Open houses are held weekly for toddler, primary and elementary programs.
INTENSITY WINTER AND SUMMER TENNIS
490-508 Westport Ave, Norwalk
Intensity Club is one of a handful of pioneering clubs in the country that has adapted the program Play and Stay for 3- to 7-year-olds. This exciting play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing modified equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring all tailored to age and size. The winter program and summer camps are directed by Mike Slattery. Mike has spent the past 10 years developing juniors in Connecticut, where he directed one of the most successful and innovative junior tennis programs in New England.
IONA GRAMMAR SCHOOL, EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FOR BOYS
184 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
Peter Borchetta is the President/Headmaster of Iona Grammar School. Peter has dedicated his 35-year career in education to exclusively Catholic Schools, where he has brought many years of his respect and love for education and his belief in Jesus Christ and Christian values. He believes in fostering a well-rounded student by encouraging excellence in academics, a commitment to one’s faith, respect and courtesy toward others, and participation in extra-curricular activities. His mission for the boys who graduate from IGS is to have the confidence, discipline and respect of others.
JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
(914) 472-3300 x336
Caryn Symons has joined the JCC as Director of Camp Gadol. Caryn has been a nursery school teacher at the JCC for the past 7 years, and has been a Head Counselor at Camp Gadol for the past 4 years. Caryn brings her own brand of creativity, enthusiasm and community spirit that will enrich each child’s camp experience. Caryn holds a Masters in Education from Queens College and was an award winning high school guidance counselor before raising her two sons.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mt. Kisco; (914) 244-8811
244 E. 84th Street, NYC; (212) 772-7633
Jodi has been involved with gymnastics since 1970, when she took her first gymnastics class. She went on to compete at the national level and was an athletic scholarship recipient to ISU’s nationally ranked team. She developed an everlasting passion and love for the sport that continues today. In 1982, she created Jodi’s Gym with her innovative classes. Jodi has brought the endless joys and benefits of gymnastics to kids for over 28 yrs. She holds a masters degree from NYU.
2 East Avenue, Larchmont
Michele Troch, Director of LinguaKids, LLC is a native of Belgium and has dedicated her entire career teaching children foreign languages. Her goal is to teach a new language, like French, Spanish or Chinese in a fun and creative environment, to children 6 months and up. LinguaKids’ teachers are friendly, energetic and native speakers. Visit us in our Larchmont location or ask how we can bring LinguaKids to your elementary school. Over 400 children enroll each session in our program. Join the fun.
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale; (914) 722-0072
Upper West Side (between 74th and 75th Streets), NYC
2121 Broadway (2nd Floor), NYC
Ian Axelrod started teaching gymnastics in preschools and camps in 1993 and two years later, he opened his first gym. His love for physical development dates back to his experiences in sleep-away camp, where he was introduced to many sports and later worked with children as a counselor and group leader. Jeff Freeman always had a love of sports and participated in many on a competitive level. While he began a banking career immediately following college, he always wanted to make his sports hobby a career.
LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY SUMMER INTENSIVES
2 Dale Avenue, Ossining
For 24 years, Beth and Jean Logrea have provided quality dance training for pre-professional and recreational dancers. They have designed a 5-week intensive summer workshop for pre-pointe and beginning pointe students ages 10+, focusing on the physical skills and strength necessary for good pointe technique. They have extensive performing careers here and abroad, plus years of experience working as co-directors of the Westchester Ballet Company. Awarded this year the “Cab Calloway award for lifetime achievement” and “Best of Westchester 2009.” Late-afternoon/evening class hours permit other activities during the day.
Scarsdale Synagogue/Tremont Temple
2 Odgen Road, Scarsdale
Jody Glassman has more than 25 years of experience with preschoolers. Mazel Tots’ strength is in its warm and nurturing staff that creates a wonderful, child-centered environment, which encourages children’s social, emotional and intellectual growth. Mazel Tots considers it a privilege to be part of this very exciting time in a child’s development.
MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NEW ROCHELLE IN PELHAM, INC.
1415 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor
For over 36 years the school has upheld its “tradition of excellence,” allowing children to develop confidence and a love of learning. Children ages 3years-5years-old work with the Montessori apparatus in a prepared environment, progressing at their own rate, and achieving their optimum potential. Music, poetry, botany, geography and art are an integral part of the program. Half and full day sessions are available, as well as a program for toddlers 2-3 years-old. Please call for information and registration for the 2010 school year.
MOUNT KISCO CHILD CARE CENTER
95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco
Program Director Dawn Meyerski has a Master’s in elementary education and has dedicated 25 years to the education and care of young children. Our goal is to support each child’s intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth with an emphasis on building self esteem, while preserving the wonders of childhood. The Center’s innovative JEWEL intergenerational program, Feed Me Fresh, seed to table nutrition program with on-site gardening, cooking, and nutrition classes, and magnificent facility provides a safe, healthy and happy learning environment unlike any other in Westchester.
MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
Jean Newton, Dean of Students and Faculty
216 Central Avenue, White Plains
(914) 761-3900 x112
The Conservatory offers Suzuki Violin, cello, guitar and flute, as well as group piano and music skills. “In addition to increasing in self esteem, studies have shown that music lessons enhance academic achievement, especially in math and science. Our classes for young children are extremely popular, and offer the perfect introduction to instrumental study,” says Sarah Wetherbee, who administers the Conservatory’s Early Childhood program. “Our teachers are nurturing educators and experts in working with young learners.”
P.O. Box 365, Tuckahoe
Eileen Oddo celebrates 27 years as co-founder of Musical Munchkins. With degrees in piano performance and piano pedagogy from Loyola University and Conservatoire de Cachan in France, Eileen is uniquely qualified to understand the steps from early childhood to success on an instrument. Eileen has received wide recognition as an early childhood professional because of her finely honed, sensitive approach to each stage, from 6 months to 6 years. Eileen has lectured at local, state and national educational conferences and publishes books and recordings under the Musical Munchkins label.
MVP BASKETBALL CAMP
John Nemsick joined MVP Basketball Camp at its inception in 1994. He holds a B.A. in secondary education and English from Boston College, a master’s degree from Fordham University, and is currently finishing his certification from Manhattanville College in Educational Leadership. Mr. Nemsick teaches middle school English at Fox Lane and has coached basketball at every level in the secondary schools. Under his outstanding leadership, MVP has gained a reputation as the region’s premier basketball day camp for boys and girls ages 6-16.
NABBY DAY CAMP
1 Nabby Hill, Mohegan Lake
This summer will be Joe Bertino’s 40th consecutive year at Camp Nabby. Joe gained experience as a counselor, pool director, and head counselor before becoming the camp director in 1997. Joe has a Master’s degree in education, and has been a physical education teacher and swim coach at the Hackley School and in the Ardsley School District for the past 35 years. Joe lives in Ossining with his wife, Rita (associate director); they have three sons: Frank, Joe and Matt.
OUR VICTORY DAY CAMP
46 Vineyard Lane, Stamford, CT
(800) 919-3394/(203) 329-3394
Fred and Iris Tunick have been the directors of Our Victory Day Camp since its inception in 1993. They bring 45 years of experience in special education to their program. Fred and Iris are “hands-on” directors and are involved in every aspect of their program. This involvement, and their extensive educational background and experience provide an opportunity to create an environment that “allows each camper to create value in their lives regardless of their ability.”
PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL
20 Main Street, Exeter, NH
Every summer, PEA Summer School welcomes to campus over 700 bright, highly motivated students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. Typically, students come to us from more than 40 states and over 30 foreign countries. Ethan Shapiro has been at Phillips Exeter for twenty-two years. He has been a Russian language and history teacher, Dean of Students, Varsity wrestling coach, and is currently in his third year as the Director of Summer School.
PURCHASE DAY CAMP
Jim Kelly started working at Purchase Day Camp in 1977 and made his way up the ranks to become director in 1998. “My philosophy focuses on the camper’s best interests,” says Kelly. “Because it’s all about the children, our broad-based program-with a variety of offerings-allows campers to explore individual talents and interests. My team members’ sensitivity, enthusiasm and encouragement build confidence and self-esteem.” Call to discuss how that team will help your child grow.
RAINBOW NURSERY SCHOOL
130 N. Central Park Avenue, Hartsdale
20 years ago, Gale Kelleher found her passion and began Rainbow Nursery School. Gale’s belief is that each child brings something unique to the classroom. The philosophy at Rainbow is to find each child’s special gift and nurture it. “I believe that the greatest gift we can offer each child is the gift of self-esteem, to make them confident in all of their abilities. Children are the smartest, kindest people and if we take time to listen, we can all learn something from each other.”
THE ROCK CLUB
130 Rhodes Street, New Rochelle
Kids love to climb the walls, so why not let them do it at The Rock Club? Programming Director Meghan McDonald brings over 14 years of climbing experience as a competitor and instructor. She’s dedicated to motivating, challenging, and inspiring climbers of all abilities. One-of-a-kind weekly indoor and outdoor programs offered throughout the summer combine physical fitness and wellbeing with innovative climbing activities that build self-esteem, concentration and problem solving skills. Best of all, it’s fun!
ROSEHILL MUSIC ACADEMY
Rosehill Shopping Center, 660 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood
Rosehill Music provides music education in a nurturing environment. Kaye, director since 1988, carefully chooses the instructors, insuring that their personalities are as great as their credentials! She and her assistant, Amber, give personal attention to each family. Her passion is bringing music to all ages, starting with preschool and music basics classes, and private lessons for ages 5- adult. To further the enjoyment, Rock Band and theatre workshops are offered throughout the year. In 2010, birthday parties will be available on premises for rock stars of any age.
SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL SCHOOL
280 Weaver Street, Larchmont
With over 15 years of experience in education, Colleen Pettus became principal of Saints John and Paul School (SJP) in August 2009. She most recently served as both a supervisor of novice teachers and as an instructor in the Teaching of English program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she received her MA in English Education. Mrs. Pettus has been recognized as a Model Classroom Teacher in the NYC public schools and was the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award at Teachers College.
SCHECHTER WESTCHESTER SUMMER CAMP
555 W. Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale
(914) 948-8333 x130
Rich Silverstein, director of Schechter Westchester Summer Camp (SWSC), has 20 plus years of experience as a teacher, coach, and in camping. He joined Solomon Schechter School of Westchester nine years ago as Director of PE and Athletics. Rich has directed several day and sleep-away camps, most recently a 1,000-camper JCC camp in OH with 250 staff members. He also directed day and sleep-away camps in CT and NY. Rich has a BS in Physical Education and an MA in Administration.
SPORTIME AT HARBOR ISLAND
Tennis and Multi-Sport, Ages 5-15
Mamaroneck, in Harbor Island Park
Eric Fromm, formerly ranked #38 in the world and a French Open semi-finalist, is Sportime’s General Manager. Cesar Andrade, a former highly ranked eastern player and Sportime’s Director of Tennis oversees our summer camp programs. Eric and Cesar lead a team of highly experienced tennis pros and counselors whose goal is to help children learn and improve their tennis skills while enjoying an exciting summer camp experience. Go to the website for more information.
SQUIRE ADVANTAGE/SQUIRE SPORTS ACADEMIES
PO Box 885, Sleepy Hollow
Cynthia and Matt Davanzo operate Squire Advantage, a total choice camp for children grades 4-9 at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. Campers design their schedule by choosing courses, such as Robotics, Gourmet Cooking, Crime Busters and more. Advantage Primary is for campers in grades K-3 who choose a track in one of three fields. Squire also operates a baseball, tennis and All Sports Academy at the Masters School. Hot lunches, snack, t-shirt and early drop off included. Transportation and extended day available.
SUMMER TRAILS DAY CAMP & BASEBALL CAMP
93 Mahopac Avenue, Granite Springs
Jamie Sirkin completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University and then received a Masters of Social Work from NYU. As a camp “lifer”, she has spent over 25 summers at camp, more than a decade as a Camp Administrator. As Summer Trails enters its 37th season, Jamie and her top notch staff continue to focus on building the self-esteem of each camper by reinforcing positive human values and by providing cutting-edge programming. Jamie is committed to impacting children through the summer camp experience.
SURPRISE LAKE CAMP
Sheryl has been involved with Jewish camping for most of her life. Sheryl came to Surprise Lake Camp from a long and distinguished tenure as the Mid-Island Y JCC’s Director of Youth and Camping Services. She brings her passion and excitement for Jewish camping. In 2009, Sheryl was promoted to Camp Director and she looks forward to continuing SLC’s tradition of excellence in this role. Surprise Lake Camp is a coed sleep away camp just 60 miles from New York City. Since 1902, we have helped young people to grow and develop.
TEMPLE ISRAEL EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle
(914) 235-1800 x227
ECP Director Wendy Shemer holds degrees of BA (Honors), MA (Psychology) and MSW. Wendy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with NY State N-6 teaching certification. Wendy began her thirty-year association with Temple Israel’s ECP as a parent and then teacher. Later she founded/directed its Parenting Center, served as social work consultant for the preschool, and became ECP Director in 1997. Her warm, empathetic personality and love of this program, as well as her relationship with the parents, teachers and children enrich each family’s experience.
475 Main Street, Armonk
Since 2004, Tutoring Club has offered a holistic approach to tutoring and test preparation for K-12 students. Prior to starting a program, students take a diagnostic assessment that helps to pinpoint the area that needs the most attention. This shortens the amount of time that a student spends in the program and accelerates learning. Semi-private classes are taught by passionate, certified tutors and students are encouraged to be independent. The core programs are reading, writing, math, and SAT/ACT preparation. We help students get better results.
THE URSULINE SCHOOL
1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle
Eileen Davison is the first lay principal in the 112 year history of The Ursuline School. She has developed state-of-art programs that enable Ursuline to maintain its position as one of the area’s leading educators of young women. She co-founded the Peer Mediation program, initiated a course in Authentic Science Research under sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, and initiated a chapter of the international Teenangels Program to promote cyber safety among young internet users. Mrs. Davidson is deeply committed to the Ursuline values of education promoted for centuries.
VILLA MARIA SCHOOL
16 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford
The Villa Maria School is a non-denominational, co-educational day school for children with learning disabilities. Our mission is to develop the full potential of students who are learning disabled by providing an education that will help children who learn differently acquire knowledge, develop skills, and increase the self-acceptance and self-esteem necessary to become responsible adults, by advocating for and promoting understanding of learning disabilities, and by working to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.
VITAL THEATRE JUNIOR PERFORMANCE CAMPS
Jessica Genick, Lead Teaching Artist
Linda Key, Education Director
Jessica Genick is a Teaching Artist, actor and Drama Therapist with over ten years of experience teaching children musical theatre and creative drama. Jessica is proud to be a member of Vital Theatre where she has been leading Vital camps for the past two seasons. Jessica looks forward to returning to Vital’s camp to teach songs, choreography, and dialogue from hit Vital shows including the long running Pinkalicious. Children ages 4-6 will also have the opportunity to play theatre games and to learn all about improvisational skills and scenic and make up design.
WAGON ROAD CAMP
431 Quaker Road, Chappaqua
Children ages 6-13 can escape to 53 beautiful wooded acres in Chappaqua and participate in an exciting program. This includes Red Cross swim instruction, horsemanship, high and low ropes course activities, sports, nature study, dance, arts/crafts, drama, music, gardening and cooking. Overnights are offered, featuring special evening activities. Groups are supervised by experienced counselors and administrators. Seven-, four-, and three-week sessions available. Fees are reasonable and include lunch and snacks. Transportation and extended day available.
WEEKDAY NURSERY SCHOOL
1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle
This is my 21st year as the director at Weekday. We provide a loving environment where children learn through educational play, setting the foundation for lifelong learners. We teach in a way that makes sense to children and entices them to discover and explore. My staff has an understanding of childhood development that guides their planning and assessment. Weekday offers many programs for children ages 18 months through pre-kindergarten with many extended day options. Licensed by NYS OCFS. Call for an appointment – registration is now.
WESTCHESTER BALLET CENTER
1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights
Rose-Marie Menes, is a former professional dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She began her ballet training at seven with George Milenoff of the Imperial Ballet School in Russia and later studied under such world famous teachers as Madame Maria Swoboda, Leon Danelian and Madame Gabriella Darvash. As founder of the Westchester Ballet Center, she believes that giving children the enjoyment of dance, combined with the importance of learning and mastering the choreography, provides a learning experience that will enrich their lives forever.
1495 Weaver Street, Scarsdale
Sauveur Chris Soriano, born in Lyon, France, started judo at 6 and became a black belt at 17. A member of the French National judo team from 1982 to 1992, he reached the podium in international competitions. While he was a good fighter, his true passion was to educate, train, teach, and coach young judokas. Developing judo in USA is now the center of his life. A 5th-degree black belt, International coach USA Judo, Sauveur leads the Westchester Judo Club (founded in 2001), and supports and coaches international champions.
WOODMONT DAY CAMP
420 Phillips Hill Road, New City
Ilisha and Sam Borek, Owners/Directors
Woodmont Day Camp owners/directors Ilisha and Sam Borek feel fortunate to be pursuing their lives’ dream in the world of camping. At Woodmont, parents, campers and staff join to create the camp experience. Their program is progressive and age-appropriate for children 3-15. Ilisha and Sam look forward to welcoming you to Woodmont…where camp is family.
WORLD CUP GYMNASTICS
170 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua
World Cup Gymnastics offers an affordable, safe and fun summer camp for youths ages 6-12. Our counselors combine superior gymnastics training with a traditional camp experience to ensure that your child has the absolute best summer. We have a fully air-conditioned 18,000 square foot gymnastics complex and offer weekly outings including swimming and bowling. Mel McKeon, who has been the director of the camp since 1993, adds “Our campers return year after year, because we ensure that every day, each child has the greatest time. Come join us this summer!”
WORLD CUP NURSERY SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN
160 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua
WCNS & K offers two exciting camps. Prep camp offers a special summer experience for 2-year olds and their moms. Moms can enjoy watching their children smile and giggle as they are introduced to stimulating songs, music and movement activities in our well-equipped facilities. Nursery School Camp for 2-6-year-olds is filled with lots of physical and creative activities including water play, gym time and creative crafts. Every week includes exciting guest visits from local zoos and nature centers, theme week and pizza parties!
YOUNG PEOPLE’S DAY CAMP
(914) 792-6555/(800) DAY-CAMP
Young People’s Day Camp has been “creating childhood memories” for boys and girls ages 4-14 since 1972. Accredited by the American Camping Association, YPDC offers free transportation, swimming instruction, sports, activities, arts & crafts, miniature golf, music, drama, dance and weekly field trips. Parents can choose from two to eight week sessions, at a most affordable fee. Ask about our pre-season discount.