Summer Camp with Commonpoint Queens
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Commonpoint Queens has been providing a memorable summer camp experience to thousands of children and young adults in Queens and Western Nassau counties since 1954. Since its inception, we have been dedicated to giving all campers the opportunity to establish life long friends, learn new skills, gain independence and achieve self-confidence.
We offer programs for children ages 2 through 16, with specialty camp options for sports, academics, and children with developmental disabilities. Take a look below at our program options, and get ready to have the best summers of your life with Commonpoint Queens!
Island Quest Day Camp at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
(for children ages 4-14)
New pool, new sports fields, new playgrounds, NEW CAMP at your favorite place (HKC)…Join us at Island Quest Day Camp!
Island Quest brings together the strengths, resources, and expertise of 4 separate camps to inspire a summer you’ll never forget. Rooted in decades of shared experience and strong Jewish values, Island Quest combines everything you love about camp with new opportunities to create the ultimate summer adventure.
Build lasting friendships, cool off in the pool, enjoy the endless freedom of summer, and blaze your own trail in the greater community that camp was always meant to be. Whether you want to fly across a zipline, score the game-winning goal, or turn your recycled art into a robot, you can design a path that’s perfect for you!
Explorer Day Camp
(for children ages 4-14)
Explorer Day Camp is an enrichment summer camp where children ages 4-14 grow and develop through sports, art, music, science and more. We empower campers to build their OWN camp program. The campers thank us later.
Explorer Day Camp offers a variety of subjects to awaken your child’s many interests. Campers explore individual talents, try new activities, make new friends, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Campers will enjoy access to the high-quality facilities and fields of Forest Hills High School and will have the opportunity to swim daily at the exclusive Bay Terrace Pool Club.
Explorer Day Camp at the Queens County Farm Museum
(for children ages 5-12)
We’re thrilled to partner with the Queens County Farm Museum for a unique experience, connecting the expertise of Explorer Day Camp with unique STEM curriculum and a 47-acre urban farm!
This special summer program allows young people the opportunity to explore the natural outdoor setting and take part in daily lessons about farm-centered activities provided by expert staff. Campers enjoy exciting and specialized activities such as Nature Walks, Farming, and Scavenger Hunts as well as traditional summer camp programming like Arts & Crafts, Sports, Theme Days and Games.
Summer of Arts and Sports
(for children ages 6-11)
The Summer of Arts & Sports camp program is the Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens on site premier summer camp. Campers begin their morning with our extensive program which includes swim, basketball, soccer, baseball, gymnastics, yoga, and fitness games on assigned weeks throughout the season. Your child’s creative core will be nourished with an afternoon of Education, Art, Music, Dance and Drama. Our specialists provide each child with the tools to discover and create. Our program also includes trips, and on site special events.
Sababa Beach Camps (NEW for Summer 2022)
(for children ages 10-18)
Sababa means “No Worries,” and that’s exactly how our campers feel when they’re exploring ocean life in our program. What sets Sababa apart from other camps is its specialty programming that focuses on surfing, sailing, scuba, and seaside media. With truly unique specialty programming, the staff has built a stellar reputation for their commitment to helping young people grow their best sense of self, build meaningful relationships, immerse themselves in passionate pursuits, and stoke their innate spiritual flame. Founded in 2014, Sababa Beach Camps offers both a day camp in Queens and a residential camp in Virginia Beach
Camp Poyntelle (Sleepaway Camp in Wayne County, Pennsylvania)
(for children ages 6-16)
Camp Poyntelle has been making children’s summer dreams come true since 1947. As a premier Jewish summer camp, we offer a traditional sleepaway experience filled with amazing memories, lasting friendships and nurturing and compassionate staff. We feel that camp is one of the few places a child can be their own person, without judgment or social pressure. Our intentional community is designed to allow kids to be kids, in a low key, fun and inclusive environment.
When you combine awesome sports, creative arts, challenging technology and our 70 acre, one-of-a-kind private lake and waterfront experience – you get something truly special and unique….you get Camp Poyntelle!
(for children ages 2-5)
Welcome to Nursery Camp – a first encounter with the world of camping for children 2 years – 5 years old. At our Camp we provide a nurturing, educational and fun environment. With offerings in Bayside, Forest Hills and Little Neck, our program consists of weekly themes, highlighted by special events such as professional entertainment and a special lunch each month for those who attend every day. Outdoor and indoor play activities are designed to increase motor skills and to encourage socialization opportunities. Our daily swim program is facilitated by a certified water safety instructor, and all children are assessed prior to entering the pool.
We understand the special needs of our Nursery age children and have designed a choice of program schedules.
For more information please contact:
Bay Terrace Center – Sarah Elliott at 718-268-5011 ext. 205 [email protected]
Central Queens – Erica Cando at 718-268-5011 ext. 401 [email protected]
Sam Field Center – Jody Dickter at 718-225-6750 [email protected]
Summer Programs for children with developmental disabilities:
Special Services Summer Day Camp
Our day camps specialize in serving children 5-21 who have developmental disabilities. Campers have the adventure of full day summer camp experiences at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds with occasional field trips. For more information please contact Lisa Armband at [email protected]
Autism Summer Respite
This youth summer camp program serves children with autism and other similar disabilities ages 5 – 21. Children participate in an array of educational, recreational and socialization activities following their summer school program. Day camp activities are designed and implemented by professional educators and clinicians. The summer program is offered 2:30 – 5 PM daily. At the end of each program day, participants receive mini-bus transportation home. At summer school’s end, a one-week, full day respite program is offered to day camp program participants. For more information please contact Lisa Armband at [email protected]