2013 Area Camps – updated


RPI Summer Academy at Rhinebeck – Register Today!

After the overwhelming success and positive response of last summer’s LEGO Robotics programs at Starr Library, we are excited to bring both the Jr. and NXT LEGO programs back to Rhinebeck, and add a course in Animation and Gaming using the popular SCRATCH programming language.

The format has changed slightly this year, with each program being a one week full day program. The animation and gaming program will be offered at Morton Library, and the two LEGO programs will be offered consecutive weeks at Starr Library.

The SCRATCH program is one laptop per student, and the children work in teams of 2 in the LEGO programs. Either way, invite a friend for a week your children will be talking about all next year.

Click the link below for schedule and details. These programs will sell out, so don’t delay.

We again thank Frost Memorial Fund for their generous participation and helping to provide this world-class program at a rate significantly lower than the same programs on campus at RPI. For more info: http://summer.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=121

Rhinebeck Soccer League presents

Players who participate in Red Bulls programs receive professional training from ENGLISH trainers that significantly improves their game both technically and tactically. Red Bulls training programs create a fun and challenging learning environment where players have the opportunity to play.
Session 1: CAMP TYPE: Recreational players AGES: 6 to 15 years

Session 2: CAMP TYPE: Travel team and competitive players AGES: 7 to 16 years  REGISTER ONLINE AT www.redbullsacademy.com 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 1.888.370.7287 or E-mail: register@newyorkredbulls.com   or contact Polly Kaplan at 845.876.15444

 2013 Rhinebeck  Summer Programs Brochure ~  Check back soon for update!

Cappella Festiva

Treble Choir hosts a Summer Choral Festival that is designed to uniquely educate and enrich motivated young singers by providing opportunity for study and singing of diverse treble choral repertoire under the leadership of experienced teachers. In this safe, enriching, and non-competitive environment, peers of varied ages collaborate as well as encourage and mentor.

A typical day at the Festival includes an exciting selection of activities including: Yoga – Crafts – Music Theory – Swimming – Choral rehearsals – Games – Sports the camp is hosted by Vassar College. For more information:   www.CappellaFestiva.org

The Center for the performing arts ~ Rhinebeck SUMMER CAMP

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck offers a wide variety of summer camp programs for ages five through adult. Camps require pre-registration and tuition payment, with the exception of Tech Camp, which is offered free of charge. The Center offers discounts for siblings and multiple camps.  For children with previous stage experience, the Kids on Stage Performance camp provided three weeks of musical theater instruction for campers 11 and up; this summer’s shows are “The Wizard of Oz” and “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” Campers can select one production or both. One week camps include Little Kids on Stage (ages 5-7), The Magic of Disney (ages 5-8), Intermediate Theater (“Alice in Wonderland,” ages 7-10), Shakespeare for Stage (ages 13-18), Stage Combat (ages 13-18), Voice for Theatre (age 11 and up), Auditioning (age 12 and up), and Tech Camp (for high school students and adults)

For more information, contact The Center’s Education office at (845) 876-3088 ext. 13.ck 


Northern Dutchess Day Care Center, Inc. offers a summer day camp at the Baptist Home on Rte 308 This camp has been in operation for nearly 14 years. Qualified, experienced staffs are CPR and First Aid certified. The outdoor pavilion is used for theme based activities, as well as, table games, sports, and crafts. Children have the opportunity to do activities with the residents of the Baptist Home as part of our intergenerational program. If you would like more information, please call the Center office at 845-876-2063.

The Nurtury Montessori School of LaGrange

1519 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 845-223-7414 Day camp, summer recreation our summer camp is an extension of our Montessori school year curriculum. There will be much more outside time exploring nature, feeding the birds, cultivating a garden, going on hikes, water activities, dig for treasure in a wonderful sand area. Not to mention running, climbing and playing games. They will develop skills in scientific observation and learn about people from around the world, using food, song and dance. 

Mad Science Camp Ulster, Orange,, Dutchess, NY  845-294-5434 Day camp Mad Science offers 6 great camp adventures for kids of all ages. They are the leading hands-on, fun science provider for kids in the Hudson Valley. Mad Science and NASA developed the Journey into Outer Space Camp where kids explore the solar system. Or maybe your kids love robots…or do your kids love the outdoors and want to learn more about nature. If your child loves to dig, then they will really enjoy the archaeology and paleontology camp. Or maybe they want to be a detective or a scientist. Whatever your child’s interest there is a specialty camp to arouse their interest. Mad Science has great camps in Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster Counties. http://midhudson.madscience.org

Bright Horizons at Casperkill

 2330 South Rd. (Rte. 9), Poughkeepsie, NY 845-463-6337 Day camp  Summer Camp at Bright Horizons at Casperkill offers more choices than any other summer program in the Hudson Valley with 71 different options. From the traditional day to sports camps to cheerleading programs…whatever your child’s interest we have a program for them. And for you as a parent, you can choose specific weeks or the entire summer. Maybe half day mini camps work best. And we also have early drop off and late pick up. 

Woodstock Day School  – PO Box 1, Woodstock, NY 845-246-3744 Day camp,  For Ages 3 – 11. Program Features: swimming • sports • African drumming • hiking • wildlife experts • music • yoga • dance • art • drama • organic gardening and more! Registration forms found at: WoodstockDaySchool.Org. To register by phone: (845) 246.3744 x120. For more information email: Summer@WoodstockDaySchool.org. We also offer SPECIALTY CAMPS. Specialty Camp descriptions & schedules are available at www.WoodstockDaySchool.org

Southlands Foundation   – 5771 Rte. 9, Rhinebeck, NY  845-876-4862 Day camp The Southlands Foundation Summer Riding Camp offers seven week-long sessions for beginners as well as advanced riders. Our program is committed to quality instruction in equitation, animal husbandry, stable management and to promote good sportsmanship while ensuring that all students get the level of instruction best suited to them. Our unique format allows for low student to instructor ratio, making sure that our program is tailored to fit each individual rider.

More Info:  http://www.southlands.org/the-foundation/natures-classroom

ID Tech Camps  – Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 1-888-709-TECH (8324) Day camp SUMMER FUN AT AMERICA’S #1 SUMMER TECH CAMP! For beginner to advanced students ages 7-18.  Make your own video games, websites with Flash®, digital movies, C++ or Java programs, robots, graphic art and more.  Experience college life at our day and overnight summer camps at 60 prestigious universities nationwide including Vassar, Columbia, Brown, NYU, American, MIT, Stanford, Emory, UCLA and more!  Register – phone 1-888-709-TECH (8324). http://www.internaldrive.com/?gclid=CIX1nr3P6LUCFQyZ4AodB1cATA

Mill Street Loft45 Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 845-471-7477 Day camp  Award-winning DUTCHESS ARTS CAMPS are dynamic arts in education programs in Poughkeepsie, Millbrook and Red Hook that build self-esteem while learning through the arts for children, ages 4-14. The JUNIOR ART INTSTITUTE for ages 11-14 focuses on drawing & painting, and the SUMMER ART INTENSIVE at Marist College is a pre-college portfolio development for ages 14-19. Register online or call for a brochure. http://millstreetloft.org

Camp Hillcroft 1562 Rte. 55, LaGrangeville, NY 845-223-5826 Day camp Ages: 4-14. Camp Hillcroft, established in 1950, serves children in PreK through grade 9 in Dutchess County. Hours are 8:45am-4:30pm. Transportation available upon request. Children can experience a full range of enrichment activities: creative arts, swimming, outdoor adventure, theatre, dance, farming and a full sports program. Hillcroft’s staff are special: mature, responsible, caring and includes counselors from around the world.  http://www.camphillcroft.com

Theater & performing arts Poughkeepsie Renaissance Kids — Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 12 Vassar St. Weeklong programs include art and design, claymation, movie-making, theater art, drawing and painting, puppet theater and musical recording and theater. Information:; 845-452-4225. http://www.renkids.org

Dutchess Community College Music School — Piano and mini music camps. Information: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/cfweb; 845-431-8916.

Summer strings — Week Long day camps for students who play stringed instruments. Stringendo Orchestra School faculty provides instruction in orchestra and fiddle music at Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie. Information: http://www.stringendoweb.org, Carole Schaad at 845-876-2364 or stringendo.info@gmail.com

Bard College in Annandale — Sports camps, including soccer, basketball, tennis, cross-country and volleyball, Camp dates vary, depending on sport, but programs start June 30. Register at   845-758-7531. http://www.bardathletics.com/sports/2010/12/8/GEN_1208103329.aspx?tab=summercamps

Vassar College — Camps include co-ed basketball for ages 7 to 15, soccer for ages 7 to 12, and advanced soccer for ages 10 to 14. Information: 845-437-5904. http://www.vassar.edu/summer

Marist College — Week long sports day camps include boys lacrosse, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, football, baseball, softball, volleyball and swimming. http://goredfoxes.cstv.com/camps/mari-camps.html

Academics – Poughkeepsie 69 Catharine Street Community Center — Summer enrichment program runs from early July through mid-August and includes an educational enhancement program and recreational activities. Information: www.catharinecenter.org 845-473-2272

High Meadow School – Stone Ridge Summer reading camp — Presented by Multisensory Teaching and geared especially for children experiencing difficulty with reading or writing. Program features multi-sensory learning, including hands-on creative art projects focused around an animal habitat theme. Half-day program for ages 7-10- Register by June 30.

Information: 845-658-3269, e-mail info@multisensoryteaching.com or go to www.multisensoryteaching.com.

Locust Grove  Route 9, Poughkeepsie – The Renaissance Child is held at estate of 19th-century artist and inventor Samuel Morse, Week long camps for kids in second to sixth grades run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and involve variety of hands-on activities, including art, sports, history, science and more. Information: www.lgny.org  845-454-4500, ext. 13

Omega Teen Camp Two Week or Four Week Omega Teen Camp is an experience like no other! Our summer camp is about fun, connection, self-awareness, and self-expression. Omega Teen Camp 115 Camp Drive  Holmes, NY 12531 Phone: 845.878.2140 845.878.2141 Fax: 845.878.3351 Other Contacts: To request a DVD or VHS tape of the Omega Teen Camp video, a camp brochure, or more information, email us at: catalogs@eomega.org To register, contact us at: registration@eomega.org or 877.944.2002

 Ecology Day Camp, children explore the hills, valleys, ponds, and streams of our 2,000-acre Dutchess County campus, conduct experiments, and participate in nature arts, crafts, and games. At the Cary Institute’s Ecology Camp, children have a unique opportunity to participate in ecology investigations and interact with ecologists. All camp leaders are trained and experienced ecology educators For more information about the Cary Institute’s Ecology Camp,
call Kim Notin at (845) 677-7600 ext. 303

Poughkeepsie Day School – Summer program designed to encourage active, hands-on learning in a relaxed, learner-centered and fun-filled environment. The program features small classes taught by experienced PDS teachers, combined with regular outdoor and recreational activities. The sessions typically run 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and are held on the school’s beautiful 34-acre campus, located in the Town Poughkeepsie.


 First Baptist Church Summer Basketball Camp, coaches and staff teach more than just a game, they teach character. The camp staff is committed to encouraging positive moral and spiritual character development in the lives of the players as they teach them the game of basketball. These values include: integrity, self-control, and respect for self and for authority, fair play, responsibility, perseverance, and team work. For more information please call the church office at 845-876-4300.

 Taconic By Day

4 weeks of day camp starting July 1 and going through July 26. Great activities for the campers and an awesome summer staff  We’re located just a stone’s throw west of the Taconic Parkway right on 199 on the left side of the road. Taconic Retreat & Conference Center www.taconicrcc.net

Taconic By Day Camp Info: http://www.taconicrcc.net/site/cpage.asp?cpage_id=16167&sec_id=2476

July Programs Olana

Monday, July 8- Friday, July 12 9am-3pm
Panorama: Week 1-Maine Camping Theme
Wagon House Education Center
Ages 6-12 
$180/child one week 
(includes individual membership with registration) 
$320/child two week package 
(includes individual membership with registration)
*Current members please inquire about available discounts.
Join the summer adventure at Olana that will explore Church’s time at his camp on Millinocket Lake, Maine. During this unique, multi-disciplinary educational experience children will gain an in-depth understanding of Church’s Persian-inspired home and surrounding artist designed landscape, Olana, his artwork, and participate in many of the activities that Church did during his time in Maine. The week will include sketching, painting, basket weaving, fishing, making shelters in the landscape, singing camp songs, and learning outdoor survival skills. The program includes a tour of Frederic Church’s home, and will culminate in a student led presentation at the end of the week. Registration forms can be found by clicking here. Registration deadline June 21st. Contact Sarah Hasbrook, Education Coordinator, at (518) 828-1872 x 109 or e-mailshasbrook@olana.org for more information.

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