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Patch Guide to Summer Camps for Kids

With the warm weather on the way, now is the time to select a great summer program before they all fill up.

With a little less than four months left in the school year, local parents have already started planning for their kids’ summer vacation.

And that means one thing: summer camp.

To help you decide, Sayville-Bayport Patch has compiled this summer camp guide featuring a host of programs in town – and others from nearby towns – to make the job of picking the one that’s right for your kids a much easier experience.

See the list below, and if you think we missed some, please add the camp details in the comment section.  

Name: Destination Science
Type of camp: science/educational
Cost: $364 - $1,456, with March early bird discount and sibling discount available
Where:  St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 268 Middle Rd, Sayville.
When:  Astronaut Adventure Camp: July 15 - 19; Crazy Coaster Science and Sea-fari Park: July 29 - Aug. 2; The Ultimate Survival Zone: July 8 - 12, Aug. 5 - 9; Wacky Mega-Bot Tech: July 22 - 26.
Deadline for registration: as space permits.
Details:  This educational science camp make science fun by exploring different themes each week: Astronaut Adventure (Grades K - 6) calls all future astronauts to learn about outdoor space, Crazy Coaster Science and Sea-Fari Park build your own crazy roller coaster and explore under the sea; The Ultimate Survival Zone (Grades K - 6) teaches about outdoor survival by studying chameleons and surviving a volcano, Wacky Mega-Bot Tech (Grades K - 6) is all about robots and exploring alternative energy.
For more information call: 1-888-909-2822.

Name: Great South Bay YMCA
Type of camp: outdoors/sports/arts and crafts/travel
Cost:  Kiddie Kamp: $395 for half day per session, $430- $910 full day per session; Youth Camp: $590 - $910 per session, third session $635 - $910; Junior Travel Camp: $600 - $930 per session; Sports Camp: $580 - $910 per session; Performing Arts Camp: $615 per session; Teen Travel Camp: $995 per session; Teen Camp “Mickey’s Retreat”: $1,750, Counselor in Training: $925 per session; Special Needs/Inclusion: *Call.
Where: Great South Bay YMCA, 200 W. Main St., Bay  Shore.
When: Three Sessions: Session I: June 24 - July 12, Closed July 4. Session II: July 15 - Aug. 2,  Session III: Aug. 5 - 23.
Deadline for registration: Ongoing enrollment, as space permits.
Details:  The Great South Bay YMCA hosts a variety of day camp and travel camps:
Kiddie Kamp (ages 3 - 5), Youth Camp (grades K - 3), Junior Travel Camp (grades 4 - 6), Sports Camp (grades 1 - 8), Performing Arts Camp (ages 6 - 10), Teen Travel Camp (grades 7 - 9), Teen Travel “Mickey’s Retreat” (grades 7 - 9), Counselor in Training (age 15 and older). Younger camps focus on sports, games and arts and crafts. Teen camps go on field trips, with “Mickey’s Retreat” featuring a trip to Disney World.
For more information call: 631-665-4255


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