We're gathering all of the best gymnastics and dance camps near NYC on this list of parent recommendations! Kids can get moving and work on their dance, gymnastics and cheerleading skills at these family favorite summer camps. Check out the map to see which ones are offered near you.

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Our full NYC camp guide has many more summer camp options for all ages and interests.

    The Little Gym - Summer Camps

     (263.6 mi)

    1 week, half day


    Age 3-12

    Jennie Utsinger:  

    The Little Gym's summer camp combines physical activity, games, and arts & crafts with fun themes including Space Adventures, Harry's School of Magic, and Under the Sea!

    NYC Elite - Summer Gymnastics Camp

     (266.7 mi)

    3 & 5 days, half day/full day


    Age 3-12

    Jennie Utsinger:  Children can build their physical skills through gymnastics, trampoline and foam pit play, make art & crafts, and have fun in the bounce house at NYC Elite's summer camp!

    Brooklyn Ballet - Children's Summer Camps

     (267.1 mi)

    1 week, half day/full day


    Age 3-7

    Jennie Utsinger:  Introduce your child to ballet at Brooklyn Ballet's Pre-Ballet and Elementary Ballet summer camps. Preschoolers will learn pre-ballet skills, tumbling, dance education, and arts and crafts. Elementary school aged kids will also enjoy a choreography workshop and experiment with additional dance disciplines. Brooklyn Ballet also offers a summer intensive for older, established dancers.

    Mark Morris Dance Group - Summer Dance Camps

     (267.6 mi)

    2 weeks, half day


    Age 6-12

    Jennie Utsinger:  The Mark Morris Dance Center holds summer dance camps for children to dance, create and perform. Camp classes include ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop, and jazz. Other art forms such as visual, theater, music, and stagecraft are also incorporated into the program.

    Chelsea Piers - Gymnastics Camp

     (267.6 mi)

    1 week sessions

    Full day


    Age 5-14

    Jennie Utsinger:  Chelsea Piers hosts multiple sports camps, including a gymnastics camp for all levels. Campers learn and practice all Olympic gymnastic events, which include the balance beam, uneven bars, vault and floor for girls and floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bars, horizontal bar, still rings and vault for boys. All kids use tumble tracks, in-ground trampolines, and deep foam pits for practicing their skills.

    Aviator Sports - Summer Gymnastics Camp

     (269.9 mi)

    1-5 day sessions

    Full or half day

    Starting at $225

    Age 3-16

    Jennie Utsinger:  Aviator Sports holds year-round sports classes. During summer gymnastics camp, professional coaches teach groups of campers, divided by age and ability. Kids in full day camp learn both gymnastics skills and ninja warrior/parkour, while half day campers focus on gymnastics or ninja warrior/parkour. Gymnasts utilize the vault, balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars, trampoline, tumble trak, and large foam pit. Campers also have the opportunity to swim and spend time outside.

    Industry Gymnastics - Summer Camp

     (270.7 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 5+

    Jennie Utsinger:  Beginner and advanced gymnasts are welcome at Industry Gymnastics' Summer Camp. Work on gymnastics skills, play fun games, and make arts and crafts.

    American Youth Dance Theater - Summer Dance Camps

     (271.6 mi)

    Daily and weekly sessions

    Full or half day

    Age 3.5-11

    Jennie Utsinger:  Dance camp at the American Youth Dance Theater combines ballet, hip hop, and tap classes. Each week's classes are based on a different theme, including Trolls, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and Fairy. The theme also inspires play acting, arts and crafts, story telling, and free play.

    92Y Summer Dance and Gymnastics Camps

     (272.1 mi)

    1-2 week sessions

    Dance 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; extended day 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Gymnastics 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; extended day 8:15 AM - 5:45 PM

    Jennie Utsinger:  The 92Y, a cultural and community center, offers multiple classes and camps, including summer dance & theatre, musical theatre, and gymnastics camps for children with all levels of experience. Dance students learn ballet, modern, musical theatre, jazz, hip hop, acting, and gymnastics. Gymnastics students have gymnastics for three hours and take weekly field trips to NYC museums and other educational institutions. All students also take choreography, swimming, and arts and crafts.

    Ages: 4-18 (dance); 5-16 (gymnastics)

    Cost: $650 - 975/week (early registration discount available)

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