A First Look at Summer 2021 Programs and Camps

summerdiscoverStudents at the Summer Discovery Program at UCLAThough the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty for summer camps, most of the programs that we contacted are planning to move forward but waiting for further guidance to finalize the details.

Camps have received some regulations which require:

-50% occupancy on buses
-Limited occupancy in indoor classrooms – per each district’s recommendations
-Gathering of children in pods or cohorts – further details to come.

Nevertheless, all the programs below are moving forward and accepting sign—ups for this summer. We hope to add more to the list in the coming weeks. Take a look below at what might work for your family.

If you want to add your summer program to the guide, email us at

Summer Discovery Pre-College Experiences

Summer Discovery has more than 55 years in the summer experience industry and has provided superior pre-college programs for 40+ years. Today, we’re the leading pre-college experience provider for middle and high school students. In partnership with prestigious universities across the US, UK, and Singapore, we deliver on-campus experiences and online learning opportunities. We offer 300+ pre-college courses, including college credit and non-credit enrichment, taught exclusively by university instructors. Popular programs include UCLA, Michigan, Georgetown, Cambridge, and University of Pennsylvania. Learn more at

Summer Discovery
Contact: Halley Campbell

Day Camps

Camp Ramaquoisramaquois

Camp Ramaquois is not like every other camp. Our day camp for boys and girls ages 3 to 15 in Pomona, NY (only 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and 15 minutes from the Mario Cuomo Bridge) provides a truly authentic camp experience. Our magnificent 44 acres, 5-acre lake, 9 heated swimming pools, and exceptional facilities and programs allow us to provide children with a dynamic and memorable summer filled with love, warmth, and being part of a special community. Our campers are encouraged to take healthy risks, learn new skills, develop relationships with their peers and counselors, develop independence and assume responsibility.

Camp Ramaquois
30 Mountain Road
Pomona, NY 10970

Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camp

squires2020Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale is celebrating its 48th year and is the proud recipient of the first ever Westchester Country Inspector Choice Award! Courses are taught by certified teachers and hot lunch is included. Squire Advantage Primary (grades K-3) and Advantage Choice (grades 4-9) is created for campers who wish to custom design their own schedule by choosing courses in the fields of swimming, computers, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, music and more. There are more than 50 different activities to choose from! Squire Sports Camps are divided into two different sports programs. Squire All Sports Academy (ages 6-15) allows for instructing and playing of many different types of sports throughout the day. Sports include tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, football, etc. Squire Tennis Academy (ages 6-15) is a fun and challenging tennis experience designed for beginners to experienced players. Squire Camps programs run from June 28th until August 13th, 2021.

Squire Camps
Maria Regina High School
Hartsdale, NY
(914) 328-3798
Matt Davanzo – Director


Hoff-Barthelson Music School Summer Arts Program

HBCampHoff-Barthelson Music School is the ideal setting for a stimulating, challenging, fun-filled, and safely socially distanced summer arts program for students in grades 1-12.

This year’s Summer Arts Program provides a great opportunity for students to jump start learning, explore new possibilities, make dramatic progress, and form lasting friendships.

Space is limited to 45 students per session and is on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is encouraged. Early-bird discounts available through May 31. Need-based financial aid is available.

For younger children (Grades 1 – 6), the Summer Arts Junior Program is a superb way to try new instruments for the first time, discover their particular passion(s), make rapid progress on instruments they may already be studying, and experience the joy of playing with others.

For older students (Grades 7 – 12), the Summer Arts Senior Program offers opportunities to play together in large and small ensemble configurations, explore new instruments and musical styles.

Students are offered a variety of class options for each session including Orchestra, Chamber Music, Group Instrumental Lessons, Piano for Non-Pianists, World Drumming, Jazz Ensemble, Improvisation, Music History, Music Theory, and Composing with Technology.

After registering, students and families meet with Summer Arts Program Director Joseph Piscitelli to create a daily schedule tailored to their individual needs and interests. Students receive personalized attention on a daily basis from gifted teachers with decades of experience.

The Program will run as two two-week sessions. Session 1: June 28 – July 9; Session 2: July 12 – 23. Each session will accommodate both Junior and Senior grades. Junior: 9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Friday; Senior: 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. (The School will be closed on July 5 in observance of Independence Day.)

Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, NY 10583

The Music Conservatory of Westchester


The Music Conservatory of Westchester will spark your child’s creativity with quality instruction in music, dance, and art in Summer Music & Arts. Kids grades K-7 enjoy fun, interactive classes to experiment with music, learn to play piano, guitar, and violin, write songs, create art, dance, and make new friends. Three 2-week sessions start June 28 - August 6, 2021. Health and safety guidelines are in place. All classes are taught in small groups by our world-class faculty. New offerings for elementary and middle school students include ukulele, intros to Jazz, Blues, and South American Music, an instrumental jam session, and more! Our summer Suzuki Beginner Special also returns this summer to start kids ages 4+ learning violin, cello, and piano with this proven and effective music instruction technique. Summer is better with music!

Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Avenue

White Plains, NY 10606


For the Younger Set

Beth El Day Camp

pooledgeBeth El Day Camp in New Rochelle is the place to be for children ages 2-8! Widely recognized as the best-in-class day camp in Westchester, Beth El continues to be the most fun, most trusted choice for young campers and their parents, year after year. Join us Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021. We offer before and after camp care 7am-7pm. Campers love the sports, especially tennis, swimming twice a day in the pool, towel service, music, art, nature, STEM, yoga, karate, our delicious lunches, and much more! Proudly accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), we are also known for our nurturing environment, cutting-edge programming, and commitment to safety. We have the county's finest, best-trained professional staff and a very favorable child to staff ratio. Whether this is your child's first camp experience or not, at Beth El everything begins with love and ends in fun.

Arts and Theater Program for Kids 9 - 12BethEl

New this year! Announcing our arts and theater program in four or eight-week sessions for kids ages 9-12  with extensive programming in visual arts, theater, dance, magic, and the option to swim. With a limited enrollment, your child will be part of a nurturing camp community where they can express themselves creatively and meet like-minded friends.

Beth El Day Camp
1324 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804
(914) 235-2700 ext. 256

Scarsdale SynagogueSSTTESumerPhoto

Scarsdale Synagogue's Summer Stars Program is the perfect summer experience for young children. This warm and nurturing seven-week summer program is for children 18 months to 5 years old. The children are engaged in activities such as sports, music, art, story time, daily water play and much, much more. There are special theme days each week such as Circus Day, Hawaiian Day or Carnival Day. At Summer Stars, friendships are formed and children grow socially, emotionally and intellectually as they engage in fun, stimulating summer activities. There is a three-day option for toddlers ages 18 to 30 months. Two year-olds may choose a three-day option or attend five mornings a week. Three to 5 year-olds may choose a half-day, 9am -12 noon option or a full day option from 9am - 2pm. Your child will sparkle and shine at Summer Stars! In an effort to keep our students and staff healthy during the Covid-19 Pandemic we are taking all necessary health and safety precautions according to NYS Department of Health, NYSOCFS and CDC Guidelines. Contact Jody Glassman, Early Childhood Director, at or call 914-723-3001. Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El is a reform Jewish congregation located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale.

Scarsdale Synagogue Summer Stars
2 Ogden Road
Scarsdale, NY

Westchester Reform Temple


Westchester Reform Temple's Summer Play Place Camp offers young children (starting at 18 months through 4 years) a unique 7-week summer experience. Our professional, certified staff of teachers provide arts and crafts, water-play, stories, games, sports, lots of outdoor activities, theme days and snack within a nurturing and loving environment. Our three and four-year-old campers stay for lunch and more afternoon play. Join us at the Summer Play Place Camp. Your children will learn, laugh and flourish. For more information contact or

Summer Play Place Camp
255 Mamaroneck Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Close to Home

Scarsdale Recreation Summer Day Camp

The Scarsdale Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation will be offering our traditional camp scarsdalepoolprograms this Summer. At the time of this publication, the Department is working with the Scarsdale School District regarding facilities and specific locations will be advertised once finalized. Also, please note that our camps will be operating out of an abundance of caution pertaining to COVID and will following all guidance and regulations put forth by the CDC, NYS and Westchester County Department of Health to ensure all campers and staff are safe during these uncertain times. We will be offering our traditional four camps including recreational and educational programs with daily swimming at the Scarsdale Pool. The four camps accommodate approximately 900 children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Camp Sagamore is for children entering Kindergarten, Camp Lenape for First Graders, Camp Wapetuck for Second Graders and Camp Patthunke is for kids in Third through Eighth grades. The season runs from Monday, July 6 to Friday, August 7, from 9am - 3:30pm. There are also combination camps for third-eighth graders who can choose soccer or sports camp in the morning and regular day camp in the afternoon.

At this time, the Scarsdale Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is waiting for further guidance from the Westchester County Department of Health for regulations regarding travel camps so no decision has been made as of this publication. Additional information will be posted on our Village of Scarsdale website at a later date.

Scarsdale Recreation Camp
Phone: (914) 722-1160

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