Dan’s Best of the Best Camps for a Fun East End Summer ’22


It’s hard to believe that registration for the Hamptons and North Fork summer camps already started in mid-February, but of course spots are filling up fast. If your mind is still stuck in winter mode, allow us to help you anticipate this summer by looking back at some of the reader-voted winners of previous Dan’s Best of the Best Camp contests. Below, you’ll find the shining stars from the past five years of contests, each of which has already opened entries for summer 2022.

And keep an eye out for next week’s February 25 issue, when we announce the winners of the 2021 Dan’s Best of the Best competition, including our new award-winning camps!


Dorothy P. Flint Camp 4-H
(BOTB camp in 2019, 2018, 2016)

This North Fork favorite is a summer camp for students in grades 4-10, set on 140 acres of woods, farmland, and the Long Island Sound waterfront in Riverhead. Campers can take advantage of tree climbing courses, a nature center, indoor horseback riding and riding trails. 631-727-9762, ccenassau.org/dorothy-p-flint-4-h-camp

Hallockville Farm Museum
(BOTB camp in 2019)

Junior campers ages 5-7 and senior campers ages 8-12 can come to the farm for week-long classes in July and August. Weekly topics include farm life; tools and looms; and bees, butterflies and gardens. The 28-acre site offers a bucolic setting for children to enjoy the summer outdoors. 631-298-5292, hallockville.org

Camp 4-H Peconic Dunes
(BOTB camp in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016)

Parents have the choice of sending their children aged 8 to 15 to overnight camp or their children aged 6 to 13 to day camp, both in July and August. It is a difficult choice for children of this age group, because both options are full of excitement. Sunday through Saturday, overnight campers will hone their skills in canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, backcountry cooking, fishing, volleyball, music and archery. Day camp tykes will have their fair share of team sports, drama, crafts, nature studies and every day, Monday through Friday, and the weekly carnival of turtle games. 631-852-8629, ccesuffolk.org/peconic-dunes-4-h-camp


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(BOTB camp in 2017, 2016)

East Hampton Sports Camp is a great place for kids ages 3-13 to enjoy exciting sports, games, art and music. Both camps – preschool camp for ages 3-5 and multi-sport camp for ages 6-13 – are designed to help campers have fun, feel confident, make new friends and create memories. unforgettable. The camp sold out quickly in 2021, so it is advisable to take advantage of early registration. 631-267-2267, e-sportimeny.com/p/18SJ-IV7

future stars
(BOTB camp in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)

Future Stars Southampton Summer Camps are back with a host of specialist options to choose from including Exploration Camp, Chess Camp, Little Stars (3-5yrs), Boxing Camp , golf camp, Tiny Stars (ages 2 to 3), art camp, tennis camp and base camp. Campers will participate in group activities appropriate to their age and level that will help them develop a STARS value system: safety, teamwork, attitude, responsibility and sportsmanship. 914-273-8500, fscamps.com

Hampton Country Day Camp
(BOTB camp in 2018, 2017, 2016)

Located in East Hampton, this camp offers a wide variety of age-appropriate activities for campers in the Stepping Stones (2 ½ to 4 years old), Upper Camp (5 to 11 years old), and Hampton Country Sports Academy (7 at the age of 11). They offer flexible enrollment options to suit all summer schedules, allowing parents to choose between one and eight weeks, and round-trip transportation from Southampton to Montauk is included in the tuition fee. 631-537-1770, hamptoncountrydaycamp.com

Hamptons Baseball Camp
(BOTB camp in 2019, 2018, 2016)

This five-time Dan’s Best of the Best Camp will give kids a chance to develop friendships, fitness, cooperation and thinking through a comprehensive program of baseball games, pitching lessons, square drills and practice. catch. Parents can register their children for week-long sessions at Water Mill from June to August, all of which are split into age groups (Rookie 4–5, Beginner 5–7, Intermediate 7–10 and Advanced 10–14 ). 631-907-2566, hamptonsbaseballcamp.com

ross summer
(BOTB camp in 2018)

Ross School in East Hampton’s summer programming is grounded in innovation, education, and an enriching summer experience. The Early Years Camp for children up to 6 years old will help them experience social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. The Immersion Camp for ages 7 to 12 offers a variety of week-long programs such as sculpture, improvisation, chemistry, film, robotics and more. The sports camp is for young athletes aged 3-16 looking for some exercise, competition and training with expert coaches and professionals. And the Ross Summer Term offers teens ages 14-18 the opportunity to participate in academic and educational summer programs led by reputable teachers. 631-907-5376, ross.org/summer

Sandy Hollow Day Camp
(BOTB camp in 2019)

Family-owned and operated since 1969, this Southampton camp offers week-long camps from July to August, where campers will take full advantage of a variety of life-enriching activities, special events and the beautiful bucolic scenery. Kids can learn to swim through an American National Red Cross program, participate in daily arts and crafts activities, hone their tennis skills (for ages 6-13), and enjoy fun offers from the Friday like dunk tanks, puppet shows, dance parties and barbecues. 631-283-2296, sandyhollowdaycamp.com

Southampton Camp and Club
(BOTB Camp in 2020, 2019, 2018)

Southampton Camp & Club offers an innovative program complemented by a wide range of engaging activities for all Main Camp (ages 5-11) and Stepping Stones (ages 2-4) campers. Fun includes everything from athletics, gymnastics and water sports to visual arts and performance. With daily round-trip transportation from Westhampton to Bridgehampton included in tuition, children in the Hamptons can have this captivating camp experience. 631-488-4700, southamptoncc.com


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