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Updated on April 19, 2012

Fun summer camps and activities in Upstate NY

The New York Capital Region is rich with summer programs and activities for your children! Whether you are trying to shake off summer boredom or find a good place for your children to have fun while you work, there are plenty of options to choose from. Harder than finding one is actually selecting between all the options!

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Summer Camp Locations in the Capital District

Afrim's Summer Camp:
636 Albany Shaker Rd. Albany, 12211

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Albany Academies Summer Camp:
135 Academy Road Albany, NY 12208

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Sage College Summer Camp:
140 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY 12208

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Albany Tennis Club:
316 Partridge Street, Albany, New York 12203

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The Brown School:
150 Corlaer Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304

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Sportime Schenectday NY:
2699 Curry Road Schenectady, NY 12303

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Latham, NY

Afrim's Summer Action Camp is an indoor soccer complex located in Loudonville just shy of Wolfe road on Albany Shaker road. They offer full and half-day indoor camps from children age 3-11 and are divided into two age groups, 3-6 and 7-11. They provide all snacks, drinks and lunches along with extended care options.

Summer Camp runs June 25, 2012 - August 31, 2012

Hours: Half days: 9 am - 12:00 pm; Full Days: 9 am - 4pm (lunch included)

Costs: 3 full days $135; 3 half days $105

4 full days $180; 4 half days $140

5 full days $225; 5 half days $175

Discounts for early registration and full camp series.

Extended Hours

Before camp - 7:30 am - 8:45 am $10

After Camp - 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm $10

636 Albany Shaker Rd.

Albany, NY 12211

(518) 438-3131 Office

Albany Academies Summer Program
Albany Academies Summer Program

Albany Academies

Albany, NY

The Albany Academies located in Albany hosts a wide variety of camps from ages Pre-K to 9th grade. The options abound depending on the age group and include classes like Chinese and Japanese Art; Collage and 3D Art; Scrapbooking; Cartooning; Basketball; Tennis; Fashion Design; Musical Theater; Tap Dance; Culinary Arts...

The Academies offers four different programs:


Leaps and Bounds

Classic Day Camp

Junior Camp

2012 Session information is now available. The Academies also offers information sessions.

Albany Academies Summer Camp

135 Academy Road

Albany, NY 12208

Ph: 518.429.2300

Albany Tennis Club
Albany Tennis Club

Albany Tennis Club

Albany, NY

Albany Tennis Club offers several one week programs in a 15 hour per week format for juniors, teens and adults.

A week of tennis for 3 hours for the 10 – 14 year olds and 2 hours for the 4 – 10 year olds.

2012 Cost: $85 (2 hrs)/$125 (3 hrs)

Session I :June 27 - July 1

Session II: July 18 - 22

Session III - August 8 - 12

Session IV - August 29 - Sept 2

316 Partridge Street, Albany, New York 12203

Club Manager: 518-438-8846

Brown School
Brown School

The Brown School

Schenectady, NY

The Brown School offers a summer camp programs for children nursery through 6th grade. Offering vary by age and are divided into Nusery/PreK/Kindergarten; Primary and Upper School camps.

150 Corlaer Avenue

Schenectady, NY 12304

Phone: 518-370-0366

Capital District YMCA
Capital District YMCA

Capital District YMCA Summer Programs


The Capital District YMCA has several chapters that offer summer programs for a wide age of ranges. Programs vary based on location and age.

Rudy A Ciccotti Center
Rudy A Ciccotti Center

Ciccotti Family Center

Latham, NY

The Rudy A Ciccotti Family Center is located off of Wolfe Road in Latham, NY and offers an array of summer activities from full-day care, mini-programs and group swim lessons. Camps include sports camps for almost any sport including baseball, softball, cheerleading and basketball. General topic camps include carpentry, cooking and technology. Performing arts camps including dance, theater and music. Many of the camps do not require you to be a member.

Cost: Varies

Length: Varies

Childrens Museum of Science and Technology
Childrens Museum of Science and Technology

Children's Museum of Science and Technology

Troy, NY

The Children's Museum of Science and Technology Located in Troy, NY CMOST hosts science camps for 5-14 year olds that run from June 28 - September 3. Camps are organized into age groups and include topics for the younger kids such as Adventures in Science; Engineering Simple Machines; Body Science to more advanced topics for older kids such as Nano Camp and Solar Science & Spring cars.

2012 Summer Camp - June 25 - August 31

Hours: 9 am - 4pm


5-7; 8-10 year olds: $200 Members/$225 Non-members

11-14 year olds: $225 Members/$250 Non-members

Colonie Youth Center Camp

The Colonie Youth Center has programs for resident and non-resident school aged children. Camps are offered at several locations in the Colonie area.

DC Gymnastics

DC Gymanstics - offers summer gynmastics programs for girls age 6-12. Classes run from 9 am - 4pm.

Discovery Place Learning Center LLC

Discovery Place Learning Center LLC will begin offering summer camps beginning the summer of 2011.


749 Columbia Turnpike

East Greenbush, New York 12061

Fiddlers Lane Nursery School

Latham, NY

Fiddlers Lane Nursery School Summer Fun Program is located in Latham, NY and offers a summer program for children 2 1/2 - 6 years of age and includes a snack. Weekly camps run from July 12 - August 6 and include themes: All about Me and Family; Once Upon a Time...Disney; Insects and Butterflies; At the Beach and In the Sand.

Summer Camp runs July 12 - August 6

Hours: 9 am - 12 noon weekdays

Costs: $90 ($85 if registering for 3 or more weeks)

The Friends of Dyken Pond Center

The Friends of Dyken Pond Center holds a summer camprogram from 9:00 am to 3 pm. daily and includes afer care hours until 5 pm. Camps run from mid July to mid August and offer programs for children 6-14 in single weekly sessions. The camps focus on hands on outdoor activities.

475 Dyken Pond Road

Cropseyville, New York 12052

(518) 658-2055

Hudson Valley Community College Kids on Campus
Hudson Valley Community College Kids on Campus

Hudson Valley Community College Kids on Campus

Troy, NY

The Hudson Valley Community College Kid on Campus offers several programs over the summer months including: athletic camps; circus theatrics; summer academy; summer educational program; technology enrichment and a theater workshop. Programs are available for children aged 4-16 and offerings, costs and time slots vary greatly by age and topic. ">

JMU 4 Kids Summer Camps

JMU 4 Kids Summer Camps organizes three camps in the capital region. Camps are offered at Holy Names, Doane Stuart and St. Gregory's. Various themes and programs are available. Camps run from June 25 - August 31 and prices vary based on age and program.


Day Camp Holy Names 6/25 - 8/17 4 - 12

Day Camp Saint Gregory's 6/25 - 8/17 4 - 10

Sports Camp Holy Names 6/25-8/17 7 - 14

Sports & Fitness Camp Saint Gregory's 6/25-8/17 8 - 14

Performing Arts Camp Holy Names 7/2 - 8/10 7 - 14

Harry Potter Camp Doane Stuart 6/25 - 8/17 8 - 14

Xtreme Camp Holy Names 6/25 - 8/17 8 - 14

Day Camp Doane Stuart 8/20 - 8/31 4 - 12

Jewish Community Center
Jewish Community Center

Jewish Community Center Camp

Albany, NY

The Sidney Albert Jewish Community Center in Albany, NY offers camps from June 28 - September 3 for children age 3 - 15. The activities abound and include specialty camps such as Lego Camp; Dance Camp; Kidz Art Camp; Mad Science Camp and Adam Chaskin Basketball clinics. Activities include such events such as swimming, sports, arts and crafts and ropes courses.

Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm (extended hours: 7:30 am - 6pm)

Mad Science of the Capital District
Mad Science of the Capital District

Mad Science of the Capital District


Mad Science of the Capital District hosts three fun camps in various locations in the Capital District over the summer. Targeted toward children from Pre K to 6th grade. Topics include Jr Engineers, Machine Mania, Crazy Chemistry, The Birds and the Beasts and Shutter Bugs.

Hours: 9 am - 12 pm

Latham: July 26-30

Niskayuna: August 2-6

Saratoga Springs: August 9-13

Cost: $125 per camp.

A New England Nanny

A New England Nanny offers a wide range of services from temporary nannies and babysitting services to full-time live in nannies. There is an agency fee in addition to the salary rate. The agency conducts a rigorous screening process and offers resources for parents.

Sage College Summer Camp
Sage College Summer Camp

Sage Colleges Pre-College Program for High School Students

Sage Colleges offers a pre-college program for high school students. Courses are offered in Summer Art and Design, Pre-College Liberal Arts Program and a Portfolio Presentation Workshop. Students in 11th, 12th may receive up to 3 college credits per course (fee applies). The program runs from July 9 - August 3, 2012.

140 New Scotland Ave.

Albany, NY 12208

(518) 292-1704

St Gregory's
St Gregory's

Saint Gregory's

Latham, NY

Saint Gregory's has a summer camp for both boys and girls age 3 to 12 that runs June 28 - August 6. It includes group games, enrichment workshops, creative crafts, swimming instruction and free swim. Themes include Splash into Summer; Celebrate the Holidays; Summer Olympics; Time Machine; Wild Wild West; and Circus Circus.

Summer Camp runs from June 28 through August 6

Hours: 9 am - 3:30 pm (with before care 8:00 am - 9am and after care 3:30-6:00 pm options)

Costs: $120 - $150 per week ($800 for 6 weeks) Half Day Sessions 9 am - 12 pm

$200- $250 per week ($1350 for 6 weeks) Full Day Sessions 9 am - 3:30

Schenectady Museum
Schenectady Museum

Schenectady Museum

Schenectady, NY

The Schenectady Museum offers six 1-week camps and include themes: Explore the Milky Way; Peek a Nano; Wild and Wacky Weather; Gameology; Blast Off! and Mystery Solvers. Camps run all day Monday-Friday.

Hours: 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday (extended hours 8 am - 5pm)

Siena College Sports Sumer Camps

Siena College offers sports camps for baseball, basketball, dance, lacross, soccer, softball and volleyball for children ages 5 -17. The program offers both day and overnight camps. Camps run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


Marcelle Athletic Complex

515 Loudon Road

Loudonville, NY 12211

Spenwood Gymnastics and Dance

Spenwood School of Gymnastics and Dance offers full day, half day and hourly summer camp programs.


Spendwood School of Dance & Gymnastics

50 Johnston Avenue

Cohoes, NY 12047


Sporttime Summer Camp

Schenectady, NY

Sportime Tennis and Fitness in Schenectday, NY has multi-sport and tennis camps for children age 3 - 16. Program varies by age and type. The program runs from June 25 - August 31. Rates vary by camp and age. Discounts are available for siblings and multi-week sign ups.


2699 Curry Road

Schenectady, NY 12303

P. 518/356-0100 | F. 518/356-4797

St Pius X Loudonville

Loudonville, NY

St Pius X Loudonville NY - Is a local PK-12 private Catholic school located in Loudonville. The school hosts summer camp programs for children age 4 and up. Half and full-day options are available. Included in the programs are:

Summer Adventures Program - For children K-2 that includes themes such as Eco Kids; Fairy Tale Camp; Back to the Farm; Space Odyssey and Super Safari.

Hours: 9 am - 3pm

Cost: $200 a week

Tiny Tots Summer Fun Program - For children aged 4 and 5. It includes outside play; arts and crafts; story time; music activities; games and water play. Snack and juice are provided

Hours: 9 am - 12 noon for half day program or 9 am - 4 pm for full day program.

Cost: $110 for 1/2 day; $210 for full day

Summer Adventures at Proctors

Camp for aspiring artists

Proctors in Schenectady offers a summer camp for children ages six and older and offer full or half day sessions. The week long camps include theater related themes such as jazz dance, theater, improv and costume design.

Times Union Summer List

The Times Union maintains a list of summer programs in the Capital District. The current list is over 175 programs and are organized by city, age, gender and category. Categories include sports, overnight, recreational/day, arts/culture and educational camps.

Guilderland Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
Guilderland Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Town of Guilderland Summer Camps

The Town of Guilderland offers summer sports camps, enrichment and day camps. The camps vary in age but there is something for any child age K-12. Most camps cost about $60-$100 and run approximately 2-2.5 hours several days a week. Sports include football, cheerleading, basketball, golf, fencing, tennis and golf.

Guilderland also offers a summer day camp for children with special needs

Tri-City Fitness

Latham, NY

Tri-City Fitness offers full and half day tennis programs for juniors age 5-17. Morning clinics include drills, sports mechanics, rules and scoring. Afternoon sessions include match play and are intended for those who can serve and rally consistently.


Half Days: $210 week/$50 daily

Full Days: $270 week/$64 daily


Half Day: 9 am -12 pm

Full Day: 9 am -4 pm

Tumbling Tykes
Tumbling Tykes

Tumbling Tykes

Latham, NY

Tumbling Tykes offers summer programs for 3-7 year olds. Camps run in half day increments and include activities such as: parachute play, organized games and sports, arts & crafts, cooking, music & movement, sprinkler time, dramatic play. Prices range from $55 - $95 based on number of days a week and program length.

Camps run from June 28th - August 27th

Woodland Hills Montessori Summer Program
Woodland Hills Montessori Summer Program

Woodland Hills Summer Program

North Greenbush, NY

Woodland Hills Summer Program is a Montessori school located in North Greenbush, NY and provides a summer program for children age 3-12. Session run for two weeks and include a variety of themes such as cooking, camping and sports. Extended day options available.

Program runs from June 25 - August 24.

Prices range from $190-460 based on regular /extended day, program length and age.

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      Oh Thanks for offering me details of New York summer camps, I have read your whole content and heartily appreciate you for including the details of Albany academies as I also live in New York and I wanted to know more about these academies for my child, really I am glad that these Albany academies hosts a wide variety of camps from ages Pre-K to 8th grade. Nice post forteens boot camps.

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