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Top 6 Downtown NYC Middle School Summer Camps

Posted by Suniti Mathur on Wed, Mar 28, 2018

NYC has a ton to offer when it comes to summer camps for middle schoolers. You can find just about anything to do for your child. If your child is interested in tech, there are camps for that. If they like sports or outdoors activity then yes, there's a camp for that. 

We spent a lot of time vetting and curating a list of the TOP 5 programs (listed below in alphabetical order) for Downtown NYC  area middle schoolers to take part in this summer. This list consists of tech, music, athletics, leadership and even academic based programs.



Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp

Location: Battery Park

Senior Camp | Ages: 8-13 Years Old

Senior Camp provides adolescents the springboard to become future leaders. Campers are given the opportunity to build confidence and assume leadership roles. Senior campers customize their summer camp experience through electives, to encourage independent thinking. Previous options include newspaper club, dance, theater, sports, and fitness.

The camp offers a few different options regarding schedule. They provide options for between 5-6 week camps that doesn’t need to be used consecutively, full summer, or 3-4 week camps that are consecutive. Price ranges from $5,475 - $6,850 for seniors depending on schedule plan. You can get more detail here


Chelsea Piers Full Day Camps

Location: Chelsea

Ages: 5-17 Years Old (Depending on sport)

Chelsea Piers offers a variety of full-day sports camps. In each camp, children are grouped by age and ability level to maximize learning and focus on individual skill development. Experienced counselors work with small groups to teach proper technique, identify individual strengths and help campers reach their highest potential. Each camp features a unique daily recreational period that allows campers to try new activities and enjoy a well-rounded sports education.

Camps are each day Monday-Friday each week of the summer from June 18th to August 31st. Campers can sign up for one week of fun or all summer.

May 18
May 19 
SAVE: 8+ weeks $675/wk $770/wk
3-7 weeks $705/wk $855/wk
Two weeks $735/wk $875/wk
One week $795/wk $895/wk

Camps Offered:

  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Urban Adventure
  • Ninja & Parkour
  • Sports Academy (variety of sports)



 NYU Lavner Camps

Location: NYU Kimmel Center

Ages: 6-15 Years Old

At NYU, located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, their 2018 summer camps offer NYC campers the opportunity to experience a variety of innovative and enriching computer & technology camps, creative arts camps, and more! Their 2018 NYC camps are conveniently located for NYC families in Greenwich Village and near the East Village, Lower East Side, Soho, Union Square, Chinatown, Noho, Chelsea, Tribeca, The Financial District, Battery Park City, Gramercy Park, Midtown East, Midtown West, The Upper East Side, and the Upper West Side.

You can see the camp schedule for each of the different tech geared camps here

Tuition ranges from $699 per week to $789 per week.


Replay Music Studio

Location: Greenwich

Ages: 8-18 Years Old

Replay Music Studios offers weeklong summer and holiday camps for the beginning or seasoned musician aged eight to 18. Participants make original rock/pop music, learn to play the songs they like and delve into the fundamentals of songwriting, arranging, and musical collaboration. Half-day sessions take place for a full week and are led by experienced, multi-instrumentalist band coaches.

Summer Camp meets from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, or starting at 12pm if adding private lessons (see below).

Dates for Summer 2018 – weeks offered:
June 18 – 22
June 25 – 29
July 9 – 13
July 16 – 20
July 23 – 27
July 30 – August 3
August 13 – 17
August 20 – 24





Location: Pace University & NYU Metro Campus

Ages: 13-19

SOCAPA New York City is centered around two neighboring campuses, one in downtown Manhattan at our Pace University campus in the South Street Seaport area, and the other in downtown Brooklyn at New York University’s Metrotech Campus. The campuses are connected by the Brooklyn Bridge, each is at its respective foot of the bridge, and students should expect to have classes, meetings, meals at either or.

SOCAPA New York City offers summer camps in Filmmaking, Acting, Dance, Photography and Music. Camps range in length from one to three weeks.


 TestRocker NYC PSAT, SSAT, SHSAT, ISEE Summer Bootcamps

Location: The Farm SoHo, 447 Broadway 2nd floor, New York, NY 10013

Ages: Current 7th-11th Graders

Students of all ages that need to prepare for their upcoming high school admissions tests can join TestRocker for this Summer. The program will combine TestRocker's award winning online program with small in person classes conducted by a private tutor with over 18 years of experience. The curriculum will be based around keeping your child on track with their school education as well as getting them prepared for their upcoming entrance exams. 

SAT & ACT tests are also available.

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We also listed off the top 6 high school  summer camps for NYC teens to consider. 

Do you have a Downtown NYC summer camp or program? Email john (at) testrocker (dot) com to be considered for this list.

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