8 Hamptons Summer Camps That Will Keep Your Kids Entertained All Season
Whether you’re heading to the Hamptons every weekend or spending the entire summer out east, there’s no reason you should ever hear your progeny utter the words “I’m bored.” Make sure it doesn’t happen by booking one of these camps that are guaranteed to be a hit with your mini-me. (And we’re tempted to ask reeeally nicely whether they’d consider a 32-year-old camper.)
The Art Farm + The Green School
Warning: The range of activities at The Art Farm in Bridgehampton (and its sister camp, The Green School, in Sagaponack) may result in your little one never wanting to go home. Camp activities for older kids include helping out with the farm animals, cooking with chefs and stand-up paddleboarding, while younger tots will love gardening and art projects. If you’re only in town on the weekends, you can choose from farm programs for ages 1 and up or cooking classes for ages 2 to 8.
Flying Point Surf Camp
Your daughter watched Moana one too many times, and now it’s pretty much impossible to keep her out of the water. No problem: Flying Point Surf Camp will have her hanging ten in no time, with both weeklong half-day sessions and daily drop-in lessons. Boards are provided and each class has a 3:1 student to instructor ratio.
Gray Horse Farm
Both novice and experienced riders will fall in love with the ponies—who doesn’t love ponies?—at Gray Horse Farm. The camp runs from June 26 to August 25, with sessions available by the week. For those who will be in the area for only a few days, private lessons are available in the afternoons.
East Hampton Art and Theater Camp
Send your favorite little thespian to East Hampton Art and Theater Camp and he’ll spend his days acting, dancing, singing and learning about costume and set design. Camp sessions run for two weeks in July and August, and each one culminates, naturally, with a performance.
Hands and feet will get dirty (in the best way possible) at this summer-long Bridgehampton camp. With an art studio, a professional teaching kitchen, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a gymnasium and athletic fields, there’s plenty to keep kids busy. Children are broken up into groups by age and spend their days cooking, swimming, playing field games, working in the art studio and going on field trips.
Bulldog Ball Club Baseball and East Hampton Indoor Tennis Camp
Already worried about fall tryouts? Your future Derek Jeter or Serena Williams will come away with a killer swing at this East Hampton camp, thanks to instruction from professional baseball and tennis coaches. Campers can sign up for a week, the whole summer or just a day.
Feed your budding creative's mind at this hands-on arts camp, which brings campers to iconic East End locations like the gorgeous Madoo Conservancy and the South Fork Natural History Museum. Kids ages three to nine will get excited about gardening, crafts, yoga and science, with all sessions led by trained teachers and educators. Camp runs July 5 to September 1, with options for anywhere from two to five days per week, plus single week and day rates.
FUTURE STARS SOUTHAMPTON
Oh, good, three months with a human ball of energy. This Southampton camp may not completely tire him out, but it will likely come close. For the child practically born with a ball in his crib, Future Stars has weekly programs focused on basketball, baseball, lacrosse, tennis and soccer, as well as a multi-sport camp for those who want to do it all.