Shelter Island and NoFo summer camps for the little ones

Young Farmer's Camp at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder) Katharine Schroeder Photo

Young Farmer’s Camp at Sang Lee Farms in Peconic. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

It’s time to start thinking about how your little East Enders are going to spend their time off from school.

The following is a partial list of summer camps. Please call or check websites for detailed information on camp activities, schedules and fees.

If we forgot any, be sure to tell us in the comment section.

CAMPS & PROGRAMS

Alternatives for Children

1116 Main Road, Aquebogue

For information, call  (631) 722-2170 or alternativesforchildren.org

  Programs for children with special needs.

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School

1225 Ostrander Ave., Riverhead

For information, call (631) 727-5900, ext. 341, or mcgann-mercy.org

• Two weeks of travel activities for your child

• Sample itineraries include trips to the Long Island Game Farm and Harbes Family Farm

• Programs available for grades K through 8.

Camp DeWolfe

408 North Side Road, Wading River

For information, call (631) 929-4325 or campdewolfe.org

A residential Christian camp on Long Island Sound sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.

  A day camp and sleep-away camps for ages 7-17.

The North Fork Early Learning Center

470 Franklinville Road, Laurel

Sponsored by Family Service League

For information, call (631) 298-9573 or fsl-li.org

• Summer camp, ages 6-12, and pre-school camp, ages 2-5.

Camp Adventure

5925 Route 25A, Wading River

For information call (631) 929-4800

• Weekly field trips, water play, sports an more

• Mini camp for ages 3 to 5

• Hosted by Kiddie Academy of Wading River

Peconic Water Sports

Greenport and Shelter Island

For information, 680-0111 or peconicwatersports.com

• Water sports camp for ages 6-15, offering a variety of water sports including wakeboarding, water skiing, wake surfing and tubing.

  Fishing camp, ages 6-15.

Camp Quinipet

99 Shore Road, Shelter Island

For information, (631) 749-3403 or quinipet.org

Founded on the values that Jesus teaches.

  Day and overnight programs.

  Swimming, arts and crafts, nature experiences, team building and music.

Riverhead Country Day School

Stotzky Park, 165 Columbus Ave., Riverhead

For information, call 727-3737

Safari Adventure & Gymnation

1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead

For information, call  (631) 727-4386 or thesafariadventure.com, gymnation-ny.com

• Ages 5 and up. Gymnation and Safari are teaming up, offering morning gymnastics, afternoon playing, climbing, bouncing, sliding, arcade games and crafts.

Raynor Country Day School

170 Montauk Highway, Speonk

For information, call (631) 288-4658 or raynorcuntrydayschool.org

• Activities range from athletics, water sports, musical theatre and all aspects of the arts

4H CAMPS

The camps are located on Long Island Sound and sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Dorothy P. Flint 4H Camp

3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead

For information, call (516) 433-7970, ext. 11, or ccenassau.org

  Grades 4-10.

  Mini=camp overnights available for first-time campers.

  Equestrian program, outdoor activities, sports, water activities and a farm and horticulture program.

Peconic Dunes 4H Camp

6375 Soundview Ave., Southold

For information, call 852-8629 or ccesuffolk.org/peconic-dunes-4-h-camp

  Ages 6-15. Overnight and day programs.

  Trekking, garden and environmental/marine science, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, archery, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, campfires.

THE ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS & DANCE PROGRAMS

East End Arts Summer Camps

133 East Main St., Riverhead

For information, call (631) 369-2171 or eastendarts.org

  One- or two-week camps offering a broad range of artistic and creative experiences.

  Renaissance Kid Camp, ages 5-8. Off to Outer Space!

  Renaissance Arts Camps, ages 9-14. Immerse yourself in your passion.

Inspire Dance Center

43375 Route 48, Southold

For information, call (781) 760-7563 or inspiredancecentre.org

• Monday, July 20, to Thursday, Aug. 14. Princess Camp, Frozen Dance Camp and Hip Hop Week.

Lyrical Children’s Pre-School & Learning Center

4492 Middle Country Road, Calverton

For information, call (631) 208-4003 or lyricalchildren.com

• Five summer camp programs for children up to age 8.

MainStage Dance Academy

74365 Main Road, Greenport, NY

For information, call (631) 477-1380 or mainstagedanceacademy.com

Ellen Nora’s Art Camp

965 Second St., New Suffolk

For information, call (631) 506-8902 or email ellenora@optonline.net

  Ages 6-13.  Art, animation and cooking.

North Fork Academy of Dance

32845 Main Road, Cutchogue

For information, call (631) 708-5518 or nfadance.com

• All ages. A variety of dance classes offered.

REDancers Studio

705 East Main St., Riverhead

For information, call (631) 727-3998 or redancers.com

• All ages. A variety of dance classes offered.

Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild Classes

28265 Main Road, Cutchogue

For information, call 734-6382 or oldtownartsguild.org

Class size is limited, reservations required.

  July and August. Free arts and crafts classes, ages 7-12.

Peconic Ballet Theater

71 East Main St., Riverhead

For information, call (631) 591-1539 or peconicballettheatre.com

• Summer Intensive programs.

The Perlman Music Program

73 Shore Road, Shelter Island

For information, call (212) 877-5045 or perlmanmusicprogram.org

• An intensive seven-week program for exceptionally gifted students of the violin, viola, cello and bass, ages 12 to 18.

Spotlight Theatre Group

Performances held at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall

18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead

For information, call (631) 653-2121 or spotlighteastend.com

  Broadway Boot Camp: Rodgers and Hammerstein. Aug. 17-21, ages 6-9 and ages 10 and up.

Sunflower Patch

Main Road, Feather Hill, Southold

For information, call (443) 223-5915

• Ages 2-10. Literature, music, drama, learning and art.

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

76 Main St, Westhampton Beach

For information, call (631) 288-1500 or whbpac.org

• A variety of week-long camp experiences to introduce youngsters to the arts.

EDUCATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPS

Group for the East End

54895 Main Road, Southold

For information, call (631) 765-6450 ext. 205 or groupfortheeastend.org

• Ages 8-13. Search for fish and crabs, hike and bike along miles of wooded and coastal trails, paddle the scenic waterways and begin to know countless local plants and animals.

Hallockville Museum Farm Summer Camp

6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead

For information, call (631) 298-5292 or hallockville.com

  Little Sprouts, ages 3-5. Caring for farm animals, fun farm chores, arts and crafts.

  Arts on the Farm, ages 6-13. Woodworking, farm chores, interactions with farm animals and nature explorations.

Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

431 East Main St., Riverhead

For information, call (631) 208-9200, ext. 426, or longislandaquarium.com

  Numerous aquatic adventures summer camps for ages 2-16.

Long Island Science Center

11 West Main St., Riverhead

For information, call (631) 208-8000 or lisciencecenter.org

• Grades 1-4.

  Environment, biology and more.

Mashomack Preserve 

47 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

For information, nature.org/mashomack

Exploring the natural environment.

• Environmental Education Program, grades 3-7.

Monday-Friday, July 11-15 OR Monday-Friday, August, 8-12.

Registration by phone only at 749-1001. Call Wednesday, June 1, at 9 a.m. to ensure a place for your child.

Oysterponds Historical Society

Village Lane, Orient

For information, call (631) 323-2480 or oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org

  All ages

  Colonial Life Summer Camp in collaboration with Oysterponds School, July 6-31. To register and for detailed information, oysterponds.org

  Sheep to Shawl, Aug. 3-7. Learn how sheep’s wool becomes a sweater. Join in every step, from shearing the sheep to washing, dyeing and spinning the yarn.

  Field trips to Village House in collaboration with Oysterponds School, July 9 and 23.

  Crafts and activities, Aug. 8 and 22.

Sang Lee Farms Young Farmers Camp

25180 Route 48, Peconic

For information,  call (631) 734-7001 or sangleefarms.com

• Experience the tastes, smells, sounds and feels of the organic farm

• Children learn how to grow their own food in an interactive way

• Runs July 13 through August 18 for kids ages 5 to 12

• Weekly sessions of a six-week program

Sea Adventure and Marine Camp

Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center

3690 Cedar Beach Road, Southold

Sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

For information, call (631) 852-8660 ext. 21

• Ages 6-12. Learn about marine life along the beach at Peconic Bay through fun hands-on activities. Seining, beach games, interacting with live marine animals are all part of the experience.

Shelter Island Historical Society

Havens House Museum and Barn

16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

For information, (631) 749-0025 or shelterislandhistorical.org

Time Travelers Youth Program

  Ages, 6-12. Monday-Friday, July 25-29

  Journey back in time to explore Shelter Island’s story through music, art, performance, crafts, gardening and games.

Sylvester Manor Summer Youth Programs

80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

For information, sylvestermanor.org or youthprograms@sylvestermanor.org

  Young Farmers Program, ages 5-8. Farming, archaeology and history, arts, science, environmental education.

  The  Imaginarium, ages 3 & 4. Explore the grounds, plant seedlings, harvest and eat fresh vegetables, play farm-themed games.

EQUESTRIAN SUMMER PROGRAMS

Blue Ribbon Farm

361 Deep Hole Road, Calverton

For information, call (631) 727-7388 or blueribbonfarms.net

Hampshire Farms

3 Bowditch Road, Shelter Island

For information, call (631) 749-0156

Hedgewood Farm

4000 Main Road, Laurel

For information, call (631) 298-9181

Hidden Lake Farm Riding School

Country Road 48, Southold

For information, call (631) 765-9896

Highwind Farms

1150 Old Main Road, Mattituck

For information, call (631) 298-4349 or highwindfarm.com

Hillcrest Sport Horses

1219 Middle Road, Riverhead

For information, call (516) 768-5989

Hunters Creek East

Bergen Avenue, Mattituck

For information, call 875-2420 or hunterscreekeast.com

Jamesport Saddle Club

The Little Red Barn

353 Manor Lane, Jamesport

For information, (631) 566-1690 or jamesportsaddleclub.com

FITNESS & FUN

BodyRite Teens Sport Camp

1604 Main Rd., Jamesport

For more information call (631) 276-9407

• 2 week sports camp for ages 13 to 17

• Three sessions: July 11 to July 22, July 25 to August 5 and August 8 to August 19

• Camp runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Strength and agility training, learn basic weightlifting techniques and more.

Expert Martial Arts

1116 Main Road, Aquebogue

For information, call (631) 722-5554 or expertma.com

• Martial arts, field trips, and other fun-filled activities.

Flip Flop Gym Kids

46520 Route 48, Southold

For information, call (631) 765-8787 or flipflopgymkids.com

• Gymnastics for kids 1 to 5

• Uneven bars, balance beam, vault, floor exercise, rings,parallel bars, tumble track, trampoline and more.

North Fork Fun~N~Fitness

54655 Main Road, Southold

For information, call (631) 765-9118 or northforkfitness.com

• Fitness and fun classes and birthday parties.

GOLF PROGRAMS

Cedars Golf Club

305 Cases Lane Ext., Cutchogue

For information, call (631) 734-6363 or info@cedarsgolfclub.com

Gardiner’s Bay Country Club

12 Dinah Rock Road, Shelter Island Heights

For information, call (631) 749-1319 or gardinersbay.org

Island’s End Golf and Country Club

5025 Route 25, Greenport

For information, call (631) 477-0777 or islandsendgolf.com

SAILING PROGRAMS

Mattituck Yacht Club

9462 Peconic Bay Blvd., Mattituck

For information and membership details, 298-8974 or mattituckyachtclub.com

Old Cove Yacht Club

Old Harbor Road, New Suffolk

For information and membership details, oldcoveyc.com

Orient Yacht Club

2110 Village Lane, Orient

For information and membership details, (631) 323-9767 or orientyc.com

Shelter Island Yacht Club

12 Chequit Ave., Shelter Island

For information, call (631) 749-0888 or siyc.com

Southold Yacht Club

North Parish Drive, Southold

For information and membership details, (631) 765-5629 or southoldyachtclub.com

SPORTS PROGRAMS

All League Baseball Camps

For information, contact Brian Hansen, 553-3940 or allleaguebaseball8@aol.com

Peconic Soccer Camp

Southold High School

420 Oaklawn Ave.

For information and registration, call Thomas O’Brien at (631) 765- 1627 or Christopher O’Brien at (631) 806-1603. Camps run 6/27-7/1, 7/11-7/15 or 8/1-8/5.

Southold Basketball Camp

Southold High School

420 Oaklawn Ave.

For information and registration, contact Jeff Ellis at (631) 578-6320 or ellis1723@aol.com

Youth Summer Basketball Camp

For information and registration, call Jim Christy at 298-8085 or Steve VanDood at 419- 0550 or visit basicbasketballcamps.com

TOWN & VILLAGE PROGRAMS

Greenport Village Summer Day Camp

321 Main St., Greenport

For information, call (631) 477-1133 or villageofgreenport.org

  Three groups: ages 4-6, ages 7-9 and ages 10-12.

  Field trips, swimming at the beach, arts and crafts, programs at the library, gardening and food preparation.

Town of Riverhead Summer Programs

For information, call (631) 727-5744 or riverheadrecreation.com

  All ages.

  Sports clinics, cheerleading and camps

  Horse, pony and farm animal camp.

  Teen summer recreation camp.

  Swim clinics, arts and crafts, tae kwon do, exercise classes, educational classes, dance, golf and water sports.

Town of Shelter Island Summer Programs

For information, call (631) 749-0978 or shelterislandtown.us

  All ages.

  Summer camp and clinic programs in soccer, baseball, lacrosse.

  Arts and crafts, tennis and summer nature programs.

  Exercise programs for junior and senior high school students.

Town of Southold Summer Programs

For information, call (631) 765-5182 or southoldtownny.gov

• Barnyard Camp, Story Telling and Pony Ride, and Horse, Pony and Farm Animal Camp at The Little Red Barn, Jamesport.

  Children’s Theatre, ages 8-13.

  Tai Chi and Qi Gong, ages 7-14.

  Friday morning youth program, ages 5 and older.

This guide was originally published in the summer 2016 edition of northforker Kids magazine