Another winter blast is coming our way this week, so now is a good time to hunker down and figure out your child’s summer camp plan.
Whether it’s a series of one-week day camps or a month-long overnight adventure, you don’t want to be caught scrambling. The most popular camps fill up fast so if haven’t started looking and booking … GET TO IT!
Luckily our longtime friends at New York Family magazine and Mommy Poppins NYC make putting together a summer camp plan easier, whether you have a toddler, a tween or a teen.
Camp questions and answers here
Start with the New York Family annual Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp. You’ll find tips on how to choose the right camp for your kid, how to recognize when it’s time to try a new camp, budgeting suggestions and even help for parents with special needs children.
Next, try to attend one of its free annual camp fairs. This is where you can meet and speak directly to representatives from day and sleepaway camps from in and around the New York City area. To attend one of the following fairs, you must register first:
- Saturday, Feb. 2 — Asphalt Green, 212 North End Ave, Tribeca/Battery Park
- Saturday, Feb. 9 — Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, 9 Bergen St., Cobble Hill
- Sunday, Feb 10 — Berkeley Carroll School, 181 Lincoln Place, Park Slope
Summer camp plan for flexibility, tight budget
Mommy Poppins NYC also offers many great suggestions for your child’s summer camp experience that are especially helpful if you are on a tight budget, want more flexibility or diversity of experiences for your children.
The Summer Camp Guide for NYC Kids lists many great day and sports camp options, some of which offer single day or single week options that are the perfect way to break up the summer months without breaking your budget. And don’t forget math and science camp options or even internships for your older children.