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   

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 13 to 19
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $500/program
Day, Overnight Coed50013-190New York, New York(USA)
Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure   
An adventure-based camp on a tall ship - leadership, good citizenship & lifelong friendships built through working alongside crew sailing the vessel(s). HS credits on Fair Jeanne, small group ages 12+ sailing Black Jack.
New York

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $900/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed90012-181New York,
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 Coed48008-162New York, New York(USA)


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