Sports Summer Camp Guide in Brooklyn UPDATED 2013

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If your kids are big fans of sports, whether it’s soccer, basketball, tennis or gymnastics, a sports-related summer camp will sure to be a big hit!

Aviator Sports
Aviator Sports activities are focused on helping campers develop leadership qualities, self-confidence,  vital social skills, healthy living habits as well as knowledge of their environment, culture, the arts, and of course, sports.This camp has two programs: one for kids ages 3-5, and the other for kids ages 5-15. Younger kids will participate in a variety of activities, such as gymnastics, dance, sports, swimming and more. Older kids can attend specific camps, such as “gymnastic camp”, “learn to skate” camp, and will also participate in a variety of other activities.

Where: Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Contact: (718) 758-7510


Camp Olympia Sports Camp
Camp Olympia  is a specialty sports camp whose goals including helping your child explore and learn about different sports but also emphasizes team work, leadership, friendship and sportsmanship.  Children ages 5-15 can perfect their skills in swimming, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball and more. All of the sports include clinics, practices and games. Every age group will have specific sports to practice throughout the week.

Where: John Jay High School, 237 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Contact: (718) 748-7084


Brooklyn Fencing Center
Fencing is a unique sport, rich in history, that offers something for everyone! Fencing lets you shine on your own merits for those who are not big team sports fans but still have a chance to make new friends along the way. Kids don’t have to be experts at fencing for the Brooklyn Fencing Center Camp – beginners are welcome and is suitable for children ages 7 and up. Beginners are provided equipment and will be in a group separate from intermediate/advanced fencers. Children will participate in footwork, conditioning, bladework and bouting.

Where: 62 Fourth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Contact: (718) 522-5822


BumbleBee Tennis Camp
Suitable for children ages 2.5-14 who are either beginners or advanced beginners, this camp provides the opportunity to learn and improve tennis skills. The program includes specialty-designed tennis activities and tennis drills. Morning camps offer only tennis, while afternoon programs include swimming as well.

Where: McCarren Park,  50 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Contact: (347) 284-6061


Park Slope Day Camp – Sports Academy
With a focus on soccer this year, the Sports Academy is suitable for children entering grades 1-5. Children will play soccer, as well as participate in traditional camp activities, such as games, arts and crafts, water play in Prospect Park or the Park Slope Playground, and more. Each two-week session concludes with a World Cup – an open house session for friends and family on the second Friday.

Where: 241 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn NY 11215
Contact: (718) 788-7732


by Maytal Wichman

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