Downtown Brooklyn is home to many great summer camps and family-friendly activities that are perfect for your little ones. Listed below are some of the wonderful camps on offer in our neighborhood this upcoming summer.


Petits Poussins Brooklyn is a bilingual daycare and preschool in Brooklyn, New York, that welcomes students from six weeks to five years old. Their summer programs offer a blend of learning and play for kids of all ages for six weeks between July & August 2024 (July 1st-August 16). Programs run for either four or five days a week from 8:00AM-3:00PM or 8:00AM-6:00PM with prices adjusted accordingly. 


BASIS Independent Brooklyn Day Camp is a 9 week fun filled adventure, that puts the camper experience at the center of their activities and programming. Their weekly themes and field trips are a fundamental part of our camp structure and experience. Each week, campers will explore different topics through an array of activities, building confidence, new skills, and amazing friendships along the way. In addition, weekly field trips encourage campers to explore the local community, find new interests, and deepen their cultural understandings. All weeks of camp culminate in Special Event Fridays such as our camp-wide Carnival and Color Games field day competition.

BCS Summer Camp Programming

From carousel rides to field days to art shows, kids at BCS programs can enjoy a summer full of outdoor adventure, creative expression and academic support! BCS summer programming includes enriching activities all summer long at four Cornerstone community centers and NYC COMPASS programs for elementary students.


Camp Brooklyn is a dynamic summer experience at Brooklyn Friends School, centering children in a warm, caring, and inclusive environment that encourages them to explore, be curious, create, and have fun. Camp activities include team building, sports, STEM, performing arts, arts and crafts. beach play, water play, and more.


Explore creativity, and discover new passions this summer at Camp CinemaKidz!  Dive into the creative world of film, animation, and media arts this summer.  Each week-long theme explores a unique, fun-filled topic where kids can learn, explore, collaborate, and create with their peers.  Create and star in your very own cooking show, become an illustrator and digital animator; design costumes, sets, and props in Art Direction, or try your hand at building and filming a Rube Goldberg machine – days are jam packed with activities, as well as fun outdoor games and water sports.  Get creative this summer and explore the world of media arts in a hands-on atmosphere!

Court 16 Tennis Summer Camp

At Court 16 Tennis Camps in Downtown Brooklyn, children ages 4-12 engage in an exciting summer of tennis at our private indoor clubs — the perfect setting for skill development and collaboration. Young players explore a comprehensive curriculum on their USTA-sanctioned courts, focusing on stroke production, footwork, and strategy, while fostering teamwork and friendships. Each week offers a themed program to inspire and educate, highlighted by special guest speakers from the tennis world. Court 16’s commitment to nurturing young talent extends beyond camp, with group and private lessons available for continued growth. 


Hoops Academy is a premier basketball training and development organization, committed to empowering athletes of all skill levels. Their community-driven approach fosters growth on and off the court, ensuring every player reaches their full potential. Dive into our multi-sport summer camp featuring basketball, boxing, chess, and track & field. Plus, they offer early drop-offs and late pickups for your convenience, along with the option for half-day camps. Their goal is to develop well-rounded athletes and ensure they have a fulfilling experience both athletically and personally. Elevate your game with us this summer!


Children’s Academy’s beautiful 12-acre campus offers ample room for minds to grow and have fun all summer. LIU Sports Camps in Brooklyn in basketball, swimming, fencing, softball and volleyball — under the expert guidance of NCAA Division I coaches — allow children in grades 2 – 8 to excel in their chosen sport.


NORY Summer is like Disney World, with experiential hands-on STEM projects that support the development of Resilience, Inquisitiveness, and Empathy. From transforming the campsite into a life-size carnival to inventing a self-driving robot, future change-makers collaborate to invent unimaginable creations to make their dream come true. 


SKATEYOGI welcomes anyone from absolute beginners to experienced skaters in a fun, creative environment. SKATEYOGI offers an outdoor camp, Urban Shredders, in Downtown Brooklyn (Ages 9-15 • Intermediate+) that meets at Golconda Skatepark and goes on outdoor adventures all over NYC everyday.


Brooklyn Ballet offers programs for children, teens, and adults. All levels and abilities are welcome. Camps and programs include: the Next Step Summer Intensive (Ages 10-17), Ballet I & II Classes (Ages 8-12), Pre-Ballet Summer Camp (Ages 3-4), Elementary Ballet Summer Camp (Ages 5-7), and Adult Classes. 


The YMCA of Greater New York is thrilled to run summer camps in 2024! Through their day camps and specialty camps in all five boroughs, parents can trust the Y to give their kids a fun, enriching, and high-quality camp experience this summer — out of the house and off screens.

Summer Program in Automation, Robotics, and Coding (SPARC)

The Summer Program for Automation Robotics and Coding (SPARC) at NYU Tandon introduces students to the basics of robotics, mechatronics and programming. This is a 2 week, full-day summer program for rising 9th through 12th grade high school students. Students do not need experience in robotics to participate in SPARC, but should be academically strong students with an interest in robotics and the ability to take initiative. During the program students will learn about applications for microcontrollers, interface sensors and actuators through hand-on manipulation of the components provided in their robotics kit.

TReasure trunk Theatre

Come join Treasure Trunk Theatre as they explore the world of drama and dance using the themes and music from our favorite stories! Each day will be filled with dramatic games to warm up the students’ bodies and voices and get their imaginations ready for theatrical exploration. Students will learn essential theatre skills and terms, engage in dramatic play, explore dance and movement, and create artwork each day.

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If you have any inquiries regarding these summer camps and the programs they offer, please reach out to them directly.