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New York summer camps

Find summer camps in the state of New York listed below

New York offers some great summer camps for children. Whether you are vacationing there or you live in the state of New York, summer camp offers your children the opportunity to get outdoors and learn, during the summer months. There are few states in the US that mix natural beauty with proximity to major metro centers the way New York state does. Summer camps in New York offer an exciting variety of activities.

Overnight summer camp offers adventure

Summer camp in upstate New York offers kids a prototypical camp experience, combining hot dog roasting, laughing around the campfire, wildlife sightings and other outdoor adventures. Here, kids from Quebec and Ontario mix with kids who live closer to the camp, and get exposed to learning and experiences to create lifelong memories.  The exposure to nature here can be an important growth experience for some children. 

A number of kids' camps in New York offer adventures you can't get anywhere else. For example, you'll find several international travel camps based here. Taking part in a camp in New York is, of course, itself an international experience for kids from Montreal or Toronto. But travel camps are a whole new level of adventure. 

New York summer camps

There are also unique sports camps with a decidedly American slant. This is another means of opening up new worlds of adventure for kids and youth. New York is also home to several highly regarded special needs summer camps.

Check out the list below to start finding New York summer camps.


List of New York camps and programs

   Special Needs Support: Mild    Specialized   
The Gow School Summer Program   
A summer camp for students with dyslexia, ADHD and SLD. Academics, traditional camp and weekend trips round out the program.

New York

Education (multi)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $4,800/5 weeks
Overnight Coed 4800 8-16 0 New York
Cornell International Summer Debate Camp   
Cornell University hosts an International Summer Debate Camp where students from all over the world engage in and advance their argumentation, debate, persuasive communication, and public speaking skills.

New York

Education: Public Speaking/Debate

  • Ages 14 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
Cost Varies
Overnight Coed 0 14-18 1 New York