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Your Guide to Camps in the Hudson Valley

When it comes to finding first-rate camps and summer programs of all types, the Hudson Valley’s top options will have you wishing you could be a kid again!

Frost ValleyHillcroft Day CampMohonk PreserveRockland Center for the ArtsWild Earth

Frost Valley YMCA 
2000 Frost Valley Rd

frost valley ymca day camp

Frost Valley YMCA offers several overnight programs to meet the needs and interests of all children and teens. Options include adventure trips, horse camps, farm camp, and traditional overnight camp (available in two-week sessions). Just 2.5 hours from New York City in the Catskill Mountains, campers experience a summer that lasts a lifetime! Come for an open house or schedule a private tour. We can’t wait to see you here in the Valley!

Hillcroft Day Camp 

Hillcroft Day Camp

A camp is where children can learn new skills, make new friends, experiment with ideas, and grow in self-esteem. Camp Hillcroft, under the guidance of our mature and supportive staff, helps children achieve these goals. Since 1950, Hillcroft has been a caring and nurturing family-run camp where children “learn by doing.” Children have the opportunity to experience a full range of enrichment activities: creative arts, swimming, outdoor adventure, theater, dance, farming, and a full sports program. Camp Hillcroft is located on 165 acres, serving children pre-K through 9th grade in Dutchess County. Come see what everyone is talking about. Call to schedule a tour.

Mohonk Preserve
New Paltz

Camps at Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve camp programs provide opportunities for children ages 7 to 13 to spend their summer outside enjoying the natural wonders the Shawangunk Ridge has to offer. Under the careful supervision of our dedicated and professional educators, campers will laugh, play, and learn together; explore interests and abilities; and expand their understanding of themselves, each other, and the world to which they belong. For more information, visit

Rockland Center for the Arts
27 S Greenbush Rd
West Nyack

Rockland Center for the Arts Camps

Arts Camp @RoCA is a place for young artists to explore creativity on our spacious grounds and in professionally equipped studios. A large sparkling pool and open field provide plenty of healthy outdoor recreation. Campers learn to express themselves through the visual and performing arts. Four two-week sessions: July 1 to August 23, 2024 with a 3 or 5 day a week option. Saturday Open Houses:  March 16, April 13, or May 11, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Wild Earth
2307 Lucas Turnpike
High Falls

Wild Earth program

At Wild Earth, all of the senses are engaged as campers meet plants and animals, learn wilderness skills, create natural crafts, and build deep connections with friends and inspiring adult and teen mentors. Guided by patterns we’ve observed in nature, we begin each day by gathering in the woods through expressing gratitude and finding new ways to play. We form smaller groups and set up camp in the forest by building fire pits and shelters. Our instructors tailor activities to the interests of the campers, fostering curiosity and guiding learning through skillful questions, opportunities for appropriate risk-taking, and empowering challenges.

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