Camps for Kids to Play and Learn


With summer vacation taking hold, there are several sports camps due to open next week to keep kids playing. The programs and costs for the five camps listed below vary, but most are geared to ages 5-14. Please contact each camp for more specific information.

Future Stars at SYS

The Future Stars program at SYS on Majors Path in Southampton starts Monday. Campers will participate in several athletic activities each day, making use of SYS’ courts, pool, and special areas. The Future Stars program is designed to build athletic skill while helping each camper develop confidence, enthusiasm, and a genuine love of fitness. 287-1511 or


YMCA Recreation

The East Hampton YMCA RECenter has eight sessions, each with a weekly theme, set to run from Monday through the end of August. Excursions and special guests are set to keep kids moving when they’re not in the pool or the fitness areas. 329-6884 or

Tennis in the Park

The Hampton Tennis Company opens its annual camp in Mashashimuet Park on Monday. Its program, intended primarily for ages 6-12, is designed to provide each camper with an appreciation for the game. Instruction is given in proper form, technique, fitness and etiquette. 725-4018 or

Baseball & Softball, Too

All-Pro Baseball Academy returns to Mashashimuet Park this summer, hosting its popular camp the weeks of August 9 and August 16. Campers, grouped by age, are given instruction in specific fundamentals each morning and then play games each afternoon.

This year All-Pro is also offering a softball camp the second week of their program. 286-5144 or

Sag Harbor Rowing

Starting Monday, Sag Harbor Community Rowing has morning (9:30 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1 to 3:30 p.m.) sessions each weekday until August 27. Campers meet at Cove Park in Redwood, opposite WLNG and next to Jerry’s Marina and learn to master their stroke and concentration in the Cove. 553-5223 or

There’s More

There are several other popular day camps in the area: Pathfinder in Montauk opens for its 46th year this week; East Hampton Indoor Tennis offers a full program of sports, arts, music, nature and aquatics; Main Beach Surf and Sport in Wainscott takes campers to the beach with its MBX program; and Flying Point Surf School and Global Boarding in Southampton will also be getting kids in the water.