Holiday/Summer Programs

Many wonderful opportunities are available for children and teenagers during the summer months, from residential camps and day camps to programs which specialize in sports, academics, arts and community service. The winter months are the best time to explore and plan summer activities for your children. Some programs begin registration as early as February, but there are opportunities worth exploring throughout New York City that may have available spaces through the later spring months.

While we are unable to provide individual consultations on holiday or summer programs, we hope that the resources here are helpful in your search.  

Columbia University and Affiliated Summer Programs and Internships

Barnard College Pre-College Programs

  • Young Woman's Leadership Institute combines academic learning, skill building workshops, and student-run sessions to train young women leaders in an intensive one-week program.
  • Summer in New York City offers courses adapted from Barnard College's undergraduate curriculum.

Columbia University High School Summer Programs in Barcelona and New York City

  • A residential program offering course work in the Arts, Engineering, Math, Science, Computer Science, Social Sciences and College Prep as well as a broad array of organized extra-curricular activities.

Columbia University Cub and Sports Camp

  • The summer months of June, July, and August are packed with nine weeks of Roar-ee's Cubs Camp, with an early registration discount available until May 1! Columbia head coaches also offer 11 different sports camps for 6 to 18 year-olds this summer at Columbia's NCAA Division I athletics facilities.

    Camp dates and age requirements vary, so visit the website for details and registration information or contact Anne Marie Skylis at (212) 854-2233 or

Columbia University Employment Information Center

  • The center offers a summer internship program for high school students from Upper Manhattan every summer.


  • HYPOTHEkids is a hands-on  K-6 summer science and engineering enrichment program location on and near Columbia campus. 
  • Co-taught by TC teachers and SEAS engineers and scientists, the program runs from 8.30-5.30 from June 29 to September 4.

iD Tech Camps

  • These week-long day camps offer a variety of fun cutting edge summer camp courses for kids and teens including video game design, Flash animation, programming, video editing and more.

Teacher's College-Hollingworth Center: July Science Program (Summer Science Camp)

  • An innovative science program for children currently in Kindergarten through fourth grade.

Summer Programs in and around New York City and Beyond

  • Schools and non-profit organizations offer many new and exciting summer programs that might not be listed yet in printed or online directories. 
  • Please feel free to download and save this spreadsheet listing New York Area summer day camps on your computer so that you can manipulate it as desired.
  • Please feel free to download and save this PDF listing of camps for children with special needs.

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