Summer Reading Club at East Hampton Library
Registration for the East Hampton Library’s Summer Reading Clubs, which have the theme, “A Universe of Stories,” begins May 25. This summer, there will be three groups: Read-to-Me Readers (ages two-and-a-half to kindergarten); Independent Readers (entering grades one through five); and Young Teens (entering grades six through eight.) Prizes will be awarded. The program ends on August 31.
159 Main Street, East Hampton
YMCA East Hampton RECenter
At YMCA Summer Day Camp, children learn leadership skills and develop self-confidence in a safe, accepting, and stimulating environment. 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.Weekly sessions begin July 1 and run through August 30. YMCA membership is required, and space is limited. Visit the YMCA’s website for more information.
2 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton
Summer Camp @ ROSS
Summer Camp @ Ross offers a variety of programs from surfing to sailing, filmmaking to ceramics, and robotics to rock band for campers between the ages of six and 14. Early childhood programming for children six and under includes music and movement, creative exploration, and sports exploration. The camp’s Majors and Minors programming gives campers the opportunity to explore their two favorite areas. Weekly sessions begin July 1 and run through August 23.
18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton
East Hampton Sports Camp @ Sportime
East Hampton Sports Camp @ SPORTIME Amagansett offers children between the ages of three and 13 an exciting pro-gram of sports and games that includes tennis, baseball, swimming, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, capture-the-flag, and more. Experienced art and music teachers also provide campers with a variety of creative activities, special events, and fun theme days.
320 Abrahams Path, Amagansett
The Country School Summer Camp
The Country School Summer Camp is for kids ages two-and-a-half through seven. There is a full range of activities to choose from, including art, music, gymnastics, jewelry making, team sports, swimming, and more. Located on Industrial Road in Wainscott — call for dates and rates.
7 Industrial Road, Wainscott
Camp Blue Bay
Located on 179 acres in East Hampton, Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp is the perfect place for girls in third to 11th grade to have fun while discovering new things. Camp programs are available for one or two week sessions or a special four–day mini session for girls entering first to sixth grades.
Camp Blue Bay offers both Troop House Camping and Outdoor Tent Camping. Throughout the week girls will enjoy swimming in Gardiners Bay, archery, arts & crafts, boating at Hog Creek, nature, outdoor survival skills, team building, sailing, games and sports!
103 Flaggy Hole Rd, East Hampton
Future Stars Camp
Future Stars Camps is offering junior summer camps focusing on multi-sport, soccer, tennis, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball programs. Future Stars Southampton LLC, which operates the 46,000-square-foot state-of-the-art indoor complex on Majors Path in North Sea, is an affiliate of Future Stars Tennis, LLC, one of New York’s largest sports management companies.
The Shelter Island Historical Society hosts a weeklong summer program for children ages six to 12. Participants will journey back in time to explore Shelter Island’s story through music, art, performance, crafts, gardening, and games. Monday, July 29, through Friday, August 2, 9 AM till noon in the Havens Barn. Registration is now open. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bulldog Ball Club
Based at East Hampton High School for the summer, the multisport camp for children six to 14 is now open for registration. Weekly sessions run from June 24 through August 23 and from 9 AM to 3 PM daily. The camp programs are designed to improve children’s knowledge and skills of sports for both beginners and experienced players alike. All children can enjoy sports with the right coaching and approach. Camp offerings include soccer, flag football, and basketball in the mornings, and baseball or softball in the afternoon.
All coaches are year-round professional youth sports coaches. A drama and art camp takes place from July 8 to August 2, also from 9 AM to 3 PM daily. Transportation is available from Southampton, Bridgehampton, and Water Mill.
South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton hosts a marine science program each summer. Children will get to explore various marine habitats and the ecology of their fascinating and secretive occupants. Visit SoFo’s website to learn more.
The Art Farm
The Art Farm offers small groups and tailored schedules that meet the desires of each camper to create a unique experience. Campers spend their morning on the water and the afternoon on Art Farm’s organic, sustainable farm in Sagaponack. Mornings are about being active, challenged, informed, and fulfilled while exploring. Afternoons add a chance for creativity, time spent nurturing the animals, teamwork, and fun, always combined with composting, reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Entering its 20th year, Camp Shakespeare is a fun, creative, and welcoming place for kids and teens ages eight to 15. Activities involve acting, improvisation, movement, voice, and theatrical arts and crafts, and are led by trained theater educators in an atmosphere of discovery and cooperation. Each weeklong session culminates in a performance for family and friends.
Camp Shakespeare is held on the expansive grounds of and in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.
Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for children entering first to sixth grades. Camp Invention gives boys and girls the opportunity to investigate circuits, disassemble household appliances, and much more. As they dream, build, and make discoveries, they will have a chance to examine science and technology concepts during team-building exercises.
Camp Invention will be offered at Springs School from July 22 through July 26 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM and at the John Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton from August 12 through 15 from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Camp Good Grief
Every year, East End Hospice offers a summer camp for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This year, Camp Good Grief will be held July 22 to 26 at Camp Pa-qua-tuck in Center Moriches. There are fun activities and plenty of surprises, plus the camp gives the children a chance to bond with others who have had similar experiences.
East Hampton Indoor Tennis
The Davis Cup Tennis Program provides top summer tennis instruction on a daily, weekly, or seasonal basis. Players of all skill levels are welcome to attend and each camper is placed into an appropriate group.
Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp
The Cornell Cooperative Extension sponsors a sleepaway and day camp for youngsters eight through 15. Includes training in outdoor survival, marine science, forest, pond, and woodlands study. Call for more information.
631-727-7850 ext. 328
Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Pony Tails Compassion Camp
For the camper who just can’t get enough of the world of horses, have we got a camp for you. Beginning June 24, camps will run Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 1 PM, through August 30. Sign up for one week or the whole summer.
Raynor Country Day School
The best gift you can give a child. Kids can enjoy an all-inclusive summer camp offering both indoor and outdoor options. Twelve-acre grounds offer manicured fields, gymnasium, two heated pools, aquatics center, and sports courts designed for various uses. Flexible options include two-day, three-day, and five-day experiences from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. A mature and experienced staff is on hand. Located in Westhampton Beach.
Buckskill Tennis Club
Located in East Hampton, the Buckskill Tennis Club offers a program to help develop well-rounded tennis players. In-struction is given in form, technique, fitness, and proper tennis etiquette. Buckskill instructors stress the importance of enjoying tennis as “a game for life.”
Specifically designed for campers with disabilities. Each session is designed to help the campers (children and young adults up to the age of 21) achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a sleepaway environment. The camp aims to help children reach beyond the limits of their physical and mental challenges, encouraging them to join fellow campers in activities. The camp is on Chet Swezey Road in Center Moriches.
Hamptons Baseball Camp
For children of all experience levels, ages four to 13, who want to play baseball and soccer in a safe, fun, positive, and organized learning environment. Emphasis is placed on effort over talent, as well as team concepts, and core fundamentals. Also included are tips on diet, fitness, and “intangibles.” Weeklong summer sessions are available from June through September, and weekend camps are offered in spring, summer, and fall.
Sandy Hollow Day Camp
The Southampton-based camp, for ages four through 14, offers a wide variety of activities, including swimming, tennis, sports, and arts and crafts. It is family owned and operated. Transportation is available.
MBX Surf Camp
The leading surf camp in The Hamptons provides 10 weekly sessions, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 3:30 PM.
Pathfinder Country Day Camp
Treat your kids to a summer they will remember in scenic Montauk. Activities include swimming instruction in a heated pool, basketball, baseball, archery, tennis, cookout, and much more. Transportation included.
Bay Street Theater’s available summer camps and classes include puppetry, musical theater, and Shakespeare. An array of offerings suitable for kids between the ages of four and 14. Visit the website to see it all.
Roby Braun Kids Sculpture Camp
Children will focus on age-appropriate projects in small groups that provide each child with individualized attention and instruction as they work from drawing their design on paper to making clay models, papier mache masks, and finger puppets. Weekly sessions will be held starting July 1 through August 26 from 2 to 5 PM Monday through Friday at Robins Stables on Merchants Path in Sagaponack.
East End Arts School
Two Renaissance Kid Camps, “Nature As Our Muse,” in which children ages five through eight will explore art, music, and theater, will be will be held starting July 15 and July 22, from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday. A choice of a weekly art camp focusing on drawing and painting, sculpture, or mixed media or a weekly music camp, focusing on group guitar, rock band, and singing, will be offered for children ages nine to 14 from July 8 to August 5 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Check for exact schedules.