Summer Camps in Queens- A Queens Camp Guide

Queens Summer camps are easy to get into, cheap and there is always plenty of space. Check out our list of the Summer Camps that Queens has to offer.

Queens Zoo Camp

The Queens Zoo is offering a summer program for kids. The programs are set up in age specific week long sessions. The three types of sessions that are offered are Eco-Adventures, Junior Naturalist, and Teens for Wildlife. Campers will discover the natural world around them during these hands-on programs.  53-51 111th Street  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens 718-271-7361 or email

Long Island City Kids Summer Camp 2011

Activities include outdoor sports, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Music, Yoga, Arts and Crafts, Creative Movement, Storytelling, Academics, Green lawn Picnics, and more! 5-02 50th ave Long Island City, NY 11101  718-392-KIDS

Summer Music Camp in Sunnyside

Sunnyside Strings is a newly established musical school focusing on teaching younger kids to learn any string instruments including keyboard, violin, cello, viola and even guitar. The age of their students range from 3 to 9 years old.

Queens College Kids Camp

Cool Crafts, Cooking, Art, Acting, Animals, Needle Crafts, Etiquette, Science, and Scrap booking are only a small amount of what can be found at Queens College. The day is split between sports and swimming and  your chosen class. The very best thing about this camp however is BUSING! For an extra fee, they will buss your little ones to and fro. They have camp for ages 5 and up. The City University of New York 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, N.Y.  11367  718-997-2795

Queens Farm Camp

The Farm Museum is bringing you a full six- week farm program and flexible mini-sessions are available for kids ages 1st grade – 5th.The program will include, science, nature, cooking, arts/crafts, and farming aspects. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York 11004-1129 (718) 347-3276

Call Museum Education at 718-347-3276 Ext. “0” for details and reservations.

Summer Swim Program at The Flushing Meadows Pool
There are two programs that your child can be involved with when it comes to summer swimming, the competitive program and the developmental program. One is obviously centered more around swim meets and competition than the other which centers around swimming technique.
Interested kids will be scheduled for assessments on a first come first served basis. Openings in the developmental program are more limited.
Be sure to respond by sending Shawn Slevin an email indicating your interest. Registration and payment will take place at assessments.
Questions? Send email to: 646-269-7897

Summer Children’s Garden Program at the Queens Botanical Garden

The children’s sessions run in two sessions- either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can choose anywhere from a short-but-sweet two week session to the full seven week program.  From 9am to 4pm your children will spend half the day learning about all the different aspects of gardening (through growing their own plants, learning how to use tools, companion planting and of course harvesting) and will spend the afternoons in the Botanical Garden focusing on various exciting elements of our natural environment (insects, birds, seed dispersion, alternative energy, etc).  All this, and NO TEXTBOOKS!  They focus truly on hands-on, visual learning, so the kids can feel, smell, see, hear and taste the environment. 43-50 Main Street Flushing, NY 11355

Long Island City YMCA

Summer day camp at the Y provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Kids have fun while making new friends, developing new skills, learning core values, building self-confidence, appreciating teamwork and growing in self-reliance. For kids, Y camp is a fun and happy place to enjoy the summer. Y Day Camp gives children the opportunity to play games, create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, appreciate nature and discover and value our many cultures. 32-23 Queens Boulevard Long Island City, NY  11101 718-392-7932

Center Stage

This Queens based performing arts center will offer several workshops this summer. They will publish their complete list of workshops mid-May. 135-32 38th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354 718-321-8496

Other Camps in Queens also worth checking out:

Forest Hills Kids Corner

108-12 72nd Avenue

Summer At Kew-Forest!

119-17 Union Turnpike Forest Hills, NY 11375 (718)268-4667 ext.108

Garden School Summer Program

33-16 79th Street Jackson Heights (718) 335-6363

Forest Hills Summer Baseball Camp

66-01 Fleet Street (718) 544-2296 (646) 286-1094

The Community House in Forest Hills

15 Borage Place Forest Hills NY 718-268-7710