Day Camps in New York's Capital District
Where to send kids for general day camps in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region
The following are camps that have elected to be featured on this page, and below it are additional camps of which we at KidsOutAndAbout.com are aware. Know of more? Let us know!
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Capital District YMCA
Our Summer Camp is in full swing from 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday, with lots of fun things for your child to experience each day. With 11 different locations to choose from, Capital District YMCA camps are the place to be! In addition to a high-quality summer camp experience, we also offer before and after-camp care at no additional charge! Camp is all about trying new things, making new friends, developing confidence, and learning new skills. Most of all, it’s about teaching children the value of caring about themselves and others. Reserve your child’s space today!
Albany JCC Summer Camps
Camp Taf (ages 3-5) offers daily Red Cross Swim lessons, Art, Nature, Dance, Music, Sports, and fun theme weeks. Camp Olam (grades 1-6) provides an action packed camp day near Grafton. The 200 Acre site includes a private lake utilized for boating, fishing, and swimming. Every camper receives Red Cross swim instructions daily. Other activities include sports, ropes adventure course activities, creative arts, nature, dance, trips, overnights, and hiking. Two Israeli Staff via JAFI are a part of our staff compliment. Teen Camp at Warner's Lake (grades 7-10) offers water sports instruction and fun, land sports, kayaking, paddle-boarding, recreational swim, day trips and week long overnight trips. Counselor in Training program (age 15) offered at Camp Olam provides leadership training and skill development for 4 or 8 weeks during the summer. Various Specialty Camp offerings (ages 3-15) at the JCC include Circus, Scuba, Basketball, Soccer, Science, Art, Yoga and so much more during the summer.
Myers Ballet School Summer Intensive Programs
July 8-19 (2 weeks) and August 5-16 (2 weeks)
Myers Studio is a training ground for both aspiring and accomplished professionals. Registration begins February 15 for our summer intensive ballet programs. July 8-19 (2 weeks) and August 5-16 (2 weeks) 9 am - 12 pm. Guest teachers from NYCB & a SPAC field trip included!
Two-week session $1000, all four weeks $1800. Gentlemen’s discount is 50%.
One-week study is discouraged and therefore offered at an inflated rate of $700. Early payment in FULL by May 1 is rewarded by reduction of $100. Pay Pal or checks to Myers Studio accepted.
Please register online at http://www.myersballetschool.org/ to secure your place!
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society offers the ultimate summer camp for kids who love animals! Animal Learning Lab (ALL) is a weeklong, interactive camp where kids ages 6-11 will learn about the care and behavior of all types of critters, including wildlife, farm and companion animals. There will be guest speakers, team projects, games, crafts and hands-on interaction with animals, such as dogs, cats, ferrets, goats and more! A theme of compassion toward all living things is emphasized throughout. It all takes place at the Humane Society’s beautiful new Animal Care Center in Menands. Topics will vary by session.