Activities for kids
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Sports, Arts & Crafts, Kayaking, Swim instruction, Drama, Singing, Tennis, Golf, Horseback riding, Carnivals, Petting Zoo and Talent Shows, Friday Shabbat Service, Special Programs and Field Trips
Busing provided from Southampton, Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack
Jewish Center of the Hamptons
44 Woods Lane
Center for the Arts Summer Camp offers children aged 5-13 years old a distinguished arts program in a pleasurable, non-competitive environment. Each day the students will explore dramatics, music, dance and movement instruction, and visual arts taught by a certified teaching staff.
Camp sessions are one-week, three-week, four-week and a full seven-week session. This program is partially funded by the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department.
Call 631-725-5704 for further information.
The Camp is located at the Tuller School in North Haven, a 43 acre campus on the bay.
The East Hampton Sports Camp offers children ages 6 to 12 years old an exciting program of sports and games in a fun environment.
Activities include baseball, soccer, basketball, hockey, kickball, and more. On rainy days the action moves indoors for arts and crafts and games in the gym. Weekly field trips such as fishing, crabbing, hiking and exploring the local environment are also part of the program.
Call 631-267-CAMP or see the website http://www.sportimeny.com/EHSC for further information.
Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk, is the oldest ranch in the United States.
Horseback riding, gift shop, petting zoo.
The Hither Hills Racquet Club, a public facility on the Napeague Stretch in Amagansett, offers tennis instruction for children.
Call 631-267-8525 for information.
Stony Hill Stables
All ages - 3 & up
All levels - Dressage - Jumping
For further information call 631-267-3203
268 Town Lane
The Perlman Music Program is an intensive six-week study program for children 11 to 18 and takes place in July and August in Shelter Island. Performances by students and faculty are scheduled throughout the summer and are open to the public. For information on how to enroll, or for a complete schedule of performances, call: 631-749-0740. http://www.perlmanmusicprogram.org/programs/summer-music-school/
Summer camp provides children with unique experiences that help them grow, learn, have fun and build lasting relationships.
P.O. Box 5089
East Hampton, NY 11937
Bring your child to the farm every day, the Art Farm that is, on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton. Children spend the day with everything from baby chicks, to egg-laying hens, from ponies to horses, and more. There's also arts and crafts, drama, swimming, tennis, and dance. For children from 1 to 3yr old, there "Mommy and Me" music and animal education program available with one hour classes meeting once a week.
Pony rides included.
For information call 537-1634 or see their website at www.theartfarms.org
Stages will provide a series of Workshops for children 7-18 years of age. The creative approach to drama, music, dance, radio, television and live theater will be used to stretch imagination, develop self-assurance and fulfill every child’s need for self-expression. A series of public productions by and for children will be performed on a regular basis by all children involved in the workshops.
Participate in acting, singing and dance classes and perform in a full scale musical for the public!
Call 631-329-1420 for more information
SummerCamp @Ross is a unique and valuable experience for campers ages 3 to 14. Located on Ross School’s beautiful 150-acre wooded campus in East Hampton, the camp provides all the fun of a traditional summer camp with an in-depth pursuit in sports, nature and the arts. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, expert instructors and support staff help to foster imagination, curiosity and intellect. Fun presentations by guest visitors and exciting field trips throughout Long Island enhance the camp experience.
Campers of all ages dedicate their mornings to exploration and skill building. In the afternoon, full-day campers rotate through a range of activities, from ceramics and cooking to capture the flag and African drumming. Each day is anchored by lunches prepared from local, seasonal and organic ingredients served in the renowned Ross Café.
18 Goodfriend Drive
Sag Harbor Beach Programs
Sailing Camp for youth ages 8 - 16 is being held at the Ross School Summer Camp.
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
Over 10 years of summer soccer fun in the Hamptons for New York City's most popular children's soccer program! Dynamic international coaches work with every camper to develop skills, self-confidence and teamwork in 4 fun, age-specific summer camps.
Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratios ensure that each child improves his or her soccer skills all while having fun! 2012 Camps feature a special Euro Cup and Olympics curriculum!
Super Soccer Stars plays in Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, Quogue, South Hampton, Sagaponack and, if none of these are convenient for you, we will come to you!
The East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department offers summer swimming instruction at four different town beaches beginning in late June and running through the third week in August.
Children must be 3 years old and above to participate. Classes are offered at four different levels of ability from beginner and guppy levels to intermediate and advanced swimmer status.
The beach locations are:
Maidstone Park Beach in East Hampton
Alberts Landing Beach in Amagansett
Havens Beach in Sag Harbor
South Lake Drive Beach in Montauk
Registration will take place at the beach on the first day of the program. There is no fee for this program.
Call 631-324-2417 for further information.
Numerous tennis clubs in the East Hampton area offer various summer camp activities for children.
East Side Tennis
320 Abrahams Path
Bridgehampton Racquet & Surf
Buckskill Tennis Club
13 Buckskill Rd
Dunes Racquet Club
East Hampton Tennis Club
Green Hollow Tennis Club
172 Buckskill Rd
Hither Hills Racquet Club
|Ocean Harbor Bath & Tennis Club
Racquet Club Of East Hampton
Sandy Hollow Tennis Club
125 Sandy Hollow Rd
Southampton Racquet Club
665 Majors Path
SPORTIME at Amagansett
320 Abrahams Path
East Hampton Indoor Tennis
175 Daniels Hole Rd.
Poxabogue Golf Course and Driving Range offers golf for the kids and family. Located on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, it may be just the afternoon family outing your gang would love. Poxabogue offers:
9-hole "executive course"
private and group lessons
The golf facilities are open from late March through December from 7am to 8pm in season and closing earlier in the fall months.
-Junior Golf School for all levels of play
-Ages 5-13 years old.
Private lessons are available for children and adults.
Beat Summer Brain Drain! Premier NYC tutoring company with summer location in the Hamptons. The tutors come to you. This a great opportunity for students to start preparing for standardized tests that are given in the fall (SAT, PSAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, etc.), to catch up in a subject that has been giving them trouble during the year, or to do some enrichment.
For further information, please call 212-878-6698 or visit http://www.brownstonetutors.com
Weekly sessions through June, July, August for for children 9 and older.
For further information, please call 631-267-6325 or see http://www.rowsagharbor.org
Designed for young people and adults, this program includes a tour of the house and studio, a film of Pollock at work and a hands on painting session. Registration required.
830 Springs Fireplace Road
Fur further info see www.pkhouse.org
The Country School offers camp for children ages 2½-7. Campers are encouraged to explore new activities, create lifelong friendships, develop their athletic skills, work together as a group, share thoughts and ideas and express individual creativity. The state-of-the-art facilities include a 6000 square foot sunny club house with 5 individual classrooms, gym, art/science room and kitchen. Outside there are three playgrounds, a sports field, shady picnic area, giant sandboxes and a heated in-ground pool. All outside areas are completely fenced in.
Some of the things your child will Explore at The Country School this summer:
7 Industrial Road Wainscott, NY 11975 631-537-2255 Fur further info see www.countryschooleasthampton.org/
Camp Shakespeare is a fun, creative, and welcoming place for kids and teens, ages 8 - 15, to explore theater and Shakespeare. Activities involve acting, improvisation, movement, voice, and theatrical arts and crafts with trained theater educators in an atmosphere of discovery and cooperation. Each weeklong session culminates in a performance for family and friends. One and two-week sessions
August 5 - August 9
August 12 - August 16
9am - 3pm
Hamptons Shakespeare Festival
P.O. Box 63
Amagansett, NY 11930
Fur further info see http://www.hamptons-shakespeare.org/camp
As part of East Hampton Indoor Tennis, Hampton Kids offers a variety of learning and entertainment programs to children and parents such as: -Drop-in day care
-Kids birthday parties
-Indoor and outdoor play areas
-Certified teachers for pre-k and preschool
Fur further info see http://hamptonkids.org/
Situated on Fort Pond Lake on Second House Road in Montauk, Pathfinder Day Camp emphasizes outdoor athletics while also offering numerous other activities and learning programs. The freshwater lake provides hours of boating and the swimmers will stay ship shape in the heated pool. For time spent out of the water, the kids will enjoy soccer, tennis, basketball, archery, arts and crafts, drama, music and special events. Outdoor athletics with endless array of activities and learning programs. Freshwater lake provides hours of swimming, sailing, canoeing and kayaking Arts and crafts, drama, music and special events. Call 631-668-2080 for further information http://www.pathfinderdaycamp.com/
Summer-long program for children 3-12 years old, located off County Road 52 on Sandy Hollow Road in Southampton.
Wswimming, tennis, volleyball, softball, basketball,arts and crafts
3 programs each running from 9 am to 4 pm
Call 631-287-4378 in the off-season and 631-283-2296 in-season for further information.
If swinging a racket is what your child wants to do this summer, consider a two-week tennis program at Green Hollow Tennis Club in East Hampton. All levels of play, from beginner to tournament level, are welcome.
Ten one-week sessions - with a two-week minimum - are offered.
Children ages 6-16 years old.
Clinics, individual instruction, tournaments, round-robin and pro-am member-guest events will be held.
Swimming, field games, and other activities are part of the day.
Both lunch and transportation are available for an extra fee.
Call Green Hollow Tennis Club at 631-324-0297 or Future Stars Camps at 914-273-8500 for further information.
Green Hollow Country Club
172 Buckskill Road
East Hampton, NY
The Marine MuseumThis museum is in Amagansett and has extensive exhibits featuring whaling artifacts donated by local families and dioramas of the various fishing techniques unique to this area. Tales of whales, pirates and offshore mysteries are shared by Captain John; outside, children can climb on the "jungle-gym" trawler.
The Boat ShopVisitors may explore maritime history and ecology aboard one of our vessels. Meanwhile, children frolic on the sloping lawn, playing Colonial games such as graces and hoop-rolling.
Clinton AcademyClinton Academy in East Hampton, is a charming one-room schoolhouse built in 1731, the first school in New York State; has the original Dominy clock and the Museum's curator, Barbara Driver, has some neat interactive activities for kids.
Visitors are invited to write on slates or with a quill pen, in a class session circa 1860.
151 Main Street
SOFO - South Fork Natural History MuseumA fabulous experience for children as well as adults. Meet the museum's animals including reptiles and amphibian, outdor exploration of nocturnal animals, beach and nature walks. Programs include 1 - 3 hour sessions.
377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike
PO Box 455
Child Friendly Restaurants
East HamptonGolden Pear
The Golden Pear has become as ubiquitous as McDonald's, only not as cheap. The ladies who lunch, chic moms with strollers and everyone else passes through the doors of this cafe sooner or later. It has a take out menu with cold salads and hearty soups as well as vegetarian specialties. Great selection of muffins, teas and coffee for breakfast. Their homemade fruit ice tea with a slice of orange is other worldly!
Great health food - unusual and tasty. Try their wraps and middle eastern plate. Fresh juices, salads.
Great food, right in the middle of East Hampton Village (631) 324-8555
Amagansett:Lobster Roll (on Napeaugue strip)
Or LUNCH as its sign indicates, is a great Amagansett tradition, situated right on a beach dune, used to be an an outdoors restaurant - now it's mostly indoors with some outdoor seating. Good fast food, fish dishes, hamburgers and other delicious child-fare.
The Clam Bar
Sit outside across the street from the dunes. About half a mile from The Lobster Roll on the Napeague Strip, The Clam Bar is a great local hangout. Famous for seafood, burgers, corn on the cob and raw bar. Sit at the counter or grab a table on the gravel driveway. Lunch, take out, catering and clam bakes. We love this place.
Much has been written about this Hamptons staple, but it deserves the accolades. Great lucheonette food. Greek specialties abound. Homemade ice cream, soups and good old fashioned grilled cheese sandwhiches.
MontaukGozman's Dock Restaurant
Right on the wharf, huge complex with tons of shops, with the most kid-friendly humonguous restaurant.