2014 Rhinebeck New York – Summer Satellite Location

Rensselaer is committed to stimulating interest and ability in the STEM disciplines in young students in the elementary and middle-school age population. The distance between Rhinebeck New York (and its environs) and the Rensselaer campus in Troy New York presents an insurmountable barrier to attendance for campus based day enrichment programs. Fortunately, with the support the Starr Library in coordination with Summer@Rensselaer and CIPCE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be offering a summer satellite location.

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Rhinebeck Soccer League presents – Dutchess Total Soccer Camp
DTS brings to you the very best in soccer instruction. Every trainer has gone through the KNVB Academy in Holland and all coaches are UEFA licensed. Your players and coaches will see the difference in the Dutch Method of training, teaching players WHAT to do, WHEN to do it and HOW to do it at the technical and tactical speed that is required in the modern game.

CAMP TYPE: Session 1: August 11-15. RSL Travel team players AGES: 7 to 16 years
CAMP TYPE: Session 2: August 25-29. General Camp AGES: 6 to 15 years



2014 Rhinebeck Summer Rec Programs Brochure ~ Check back soon for updates!

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.

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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.  For more info or contact The Center’s Education office at (845) 876-3088 ext. information, please call the Center office at 845-876-2063.



Northern Dutchess Day Care Center will be holding Summer Sensations Day Camp from June 30-July 11 at the day care center on Mt. Rutsen Road and from July 14 to August 29 at Chancellor Livingston Elementary School in Rhinebeck. The hours will be from 7 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on July 4. For more details check out our website at


The Nurtury Montessori School of LaGrange – 1519 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 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.  For More Info: 845-223-7414

Mad Science Camp –   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.  For More Info:


Bright Horizons at Casperkill –  2330 South Rd. (Rte. 9), Poughkeepsie, NY 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.  For More Info: 845-463-6337

Woodstock Day School  – PO Box 1, Woodstock, NY Day camp,  For Ages 3 – 11. Program Features: swimming • sports • African drumming • hiking • wildlife experts • music • yoga • dance • art • drama • organic gardening and more!  To register by phone: (845) 246.3744 x120.

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We also offer SPECIALTY CAMPS. Specialty Camp descriptions & schedules are available at  – 845-246-3744


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.

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Vassar College  ID Tech Camps , 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).

Vassar CollegeCamps 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

Mill Street Loft – 45 Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 845-471-7477

Dutchess Arts Camp of Mill Street Loft – Registration OPEN! Early bird special registration until March 31. Four Locations – Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Millbrook & Red Hook. Weekly day camps for ages 4 – 14. July 7 – August 8
Join an amazing community of creative thinkers & active performers to make art of all kinds – painting – drawing – dance – theatre – photography – batik – stained glass – puppetry – clowning – music – it’s all here! For online registration or more info: or call(845) 471-7477. Mill Street Loft, 45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Summer Sessions of The Art Institute of Mill Street Loft – Registration OPEN for Summer Art Institute (ages 14 – 19) & Junior Art Institute (ages 11 – 14) on the Vassar College Campus. Early bird special registration until March 31.
For motivated teen and tween art students to build skills, creativity and college art portfolios. Sessions from June 30 – August 1.
Junior Art Institute (ages 11 – 14): Concentration on Drawing & Painting in weekly day camps.
Art Institute (ages 14 – 19): Two week day sessions with concentration choices in Drawing/Painting or Photography. One week day session in Design/Sculpture. Residential option for July 13 – 25 session. For online registration or more or call (845) 471-7477. Mill Street Loft, 45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Camp Hillcroft1562 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. For More Info:

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.

For more Info: 845-452-4225.

Dutchess Community College Music School — Piano and mini music camps.  Information: ; 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. For More Info: , Carole Schaad at 845-876-2364 or

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.

Marist College — Week long sports day camps include boys lacrosse, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, football, baseball, softball, volleyball and swimming.  For More Info :


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:  845-473-2272

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

About MHCM Summer Camp

Designed as a “first summer camp experience” for children ages 3, 4 and 5, our half-day camps feature the fun of a traditional camp experience while encouraging the development of critical learning skills .MHCM Summer Camp is Different!

It is well documented that children who engage in early experiences that encourage the development of language skills, reasoning, problem solving, social skills, behavior and emotional health perform far better once they enter school than those who do not.

With this in mind, we designed our camp to be lively and fun … AND to support the development of these important skills! Information: 845-658-3269, e-mail  or go to


Locust Grove – Route 9, Poughkeepsie – The Renaissance Child is held at estate of 19th-century artist and inventor Samuel Morse, Weeklong 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:    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:  To register, contact us at:  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 (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

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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, and 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. Contact Sarah Hasbrook, Education Coordinator, at (518) 828-1872 x 109 or  for more information.

Rhinebeck Tennis Club

Our young athletes can improve their games, learn valuable skills and strategies, make new friends, and enjoy the excitement of the camp experience at RTC youth camps Register Today!

Contact: Bob Myerson
(845) 876-8008

Hudson River Rowing Association



Juniors who are entering the 7th grade or higher learn to row during a three week session in eight oared shells on the Hudson! Athletes learn safety, technique, how to handle boats, steer the boats and basic race skills.

Session One: June 23 to July 11 ~ REGISTER
Session Two: July 14 to August 1 ~ REGISTER
Practice Time: 6am to 8:30am, M-F
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