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Sachem Guide to Summer Camps for Kids

With the warm weather on the way, now is the time to select a great summer program before they all fill up.

With a little less than four months left in the school year, local parents have already started planning for their kids’ summer vacation.

And that means one thing: summer camp.

To help you decide, Sachem Patch has compiled this summer camp guide featuring a host of programs in town – and others from nearby towns – to make the job of picking the one that’s right for your kids a much easier experience.

See the list below, and if you think we missed some, please add the camp details in the comment section.  

• Name: Sachem Youth Advisory Group 
Type of camp: sports
Cost: $70 - $130 depending on sport
Where: By Building: Sachem North, 212 Smith Road, Ronkonkoma; Samoset, 52 School Street, Ronkonkoma; Sagamore Middle School, 57 Division Street, Holtsville; Sachem East High School, 177 Granny Road, Farmingville; Cayuga Elementary, 865 Hawkins Ave, Lake Grove;
When: By Sport - Baseball: June 22- 28 (second to sixth grade), July 1 - 5 (seventh - 12th grade) at Sachem North; Boys Basketball: July 8 - 12, July 15 - 19 at Sachem North; Girls Basketball: June 24 - 28 at Samoset gyms; Cheer & Pom: June 24 - 28; July 1 -3 ; July 8 - 12 at Cayuga; Golf: July 29 - Aug. 2 at Pine Ridge Golf Course; Field Hockey: Aug. 12 - 16 at Sachem East; Football: July 29 - Aug. 2 at Sachem North; Boys Lacrosse: July  8 - 12 at Sagamore; Girls Lacrosse: June 24 - 28 at Sachem North; Softball: July 8 - 12 at North; Tennis: June 24 - 27, July 1 - 5, July 8 - 11 at Sachem North; Volleyball: June 24 - 28 at Sachem East; Track: July 1 - 21, July 22 - Aug. 11
Deadline for registration: * Call, varies by program
Details: SYAG offers a variety of sports programs where children in grades 2 - 12 can increase their skills through instruction, drills and friendly matches. The dates, times and grades of each program vary by sport.
For more information call: 631-472-7395

• Brookhaven ROE YMCA/Patchogue YMCA
Type of camp: outdoors/sports/craft
Cost: Kiddie Camp starts at $399 for one week, Youth Camp & Pre-Teen Camp $929 for three weeks, Too Cool For Camp $949 per three-week session. Smaller camp fees for 1-week or 2-weeks.
Where: Two locations: Brookhaven ROE YMCA, 155 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY; Patchogue YMCA, 255 W. Main St., Patchogue.
When: Session I June 24 - July 12, Session II July 15 - Aug. 2, Session III Aug. 5 - Aug 23. Session IV Aug 26 - Aug. 30.
Deadline for registration: Early bird discount deadline of April 1; as space permits.

Details: The Patchogue/ROE YMCA offers a variety of summer camp experiences by age: Kiddie Camp (ages 3-5), Youth Camp (grades K - 4), Pre-Teen Adventures (5th grade), Too Cool for Camp (grades 6-8) and Counselor in Training.  Camp activities focus on swimming lessons, indoor and outdoor sports, and themed days. Pre-Teens and Too Cool for Camp will take trips outside the YMCA to visit local beaches and amusement parks. 

For more information call: 631-891-1800

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