PATHFINDER COUNTRY DAY CAMP
The pièce de résistance of Montauk camps since 1964 provides a traditional summer day camp experience for children 4–12. Located on 5 acres bordering Fort Pond. Flexible scheduling; door-to-door bus pickup and drop-off; 631-668-2080; pathfinderdaycamp.com
DEEP HOLLOW RANCH SUMMER PONY CAMP
The iconic ranch run by the Keogh family offers a Summer Pony Camp for kids aged 7-12; Sessions run June to August; campers bring their own jeans, boots, helmets, snack and drink. Classes fill up! Did I hear someone say pony parties? 631-668-2744; deephollowranch.com
Now in their 16th year in the Hamptons and NYC, their programs are known for instilling a lifelong love of tennis in young players, while developing friendships, skills, good sportsmanship and confidence. For an added bonus, why not drop your child off at camp and indulge yourself with a private lesson or adult clinic? Full and half day options.? 631-267-8525; gothamtennismtk.com/summer-tennis-camp/
NEO-POLITICAL COWGIRLS THEATER GAMES CAMP
Kate Mueth’s renowned dance, theatre and storytelling company, the Neo-Political Cowgirls, offers one day theatre games camps for boys/girls ages 8-13. Dates and locations TBD at time of printing so check the website for details; npcowgirls.org; 631-748-8307; an OM partner.
HAMPTONS BALLET THEATRE SCHOOL WEEKLY INTENSIVES
The HBTS In Bridgehampton offers weekly summer dance intensives with daily ballet classes and various other fun and exciting forms of dance; kids with dance experience age 5 and up are eligible. Intensives run by HBTS Director, staff and guest teachers; hamptonballettheatreschool.com; 631-237-4810; an OM partner.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END (CMEE) PROGRAMS
The CMEE in Bridgehampton is a valuable East End resource for kids. They offer multifarious daily and weekly camps/programs for ages 2-9, most for the younger set (2-5). Way too many to mention, so check out the website for full details; cmee.org; 631-537-8250; an OM partner.
KID’S SURF ACADEMY @ COREYSWAVE
Semi-private 2-hour group lessons designed to get kids stoked on surfing alongside other kids with professional instructors at Ditch. Private lessons available and Spring/Fall specials for local school kids. Previous instruction preferred, but not required. Ocean safety, surf etiquette, and environmental awareness are also taught; coreyswave.com; 516-639-4879
SAIL MONTAUK SAILING CAMP
Learn sailing at Gurney’s Star Island with Sail Montauk’s certified professionals; Memorial weekend basic sailing course plus two-week sessions throughout the summer; hands-on instructions learning the basics with 4-5 students per boat, then racing and games! Ages 9-16; sailmontauk.com; 631-522-5183