hamptons summer camps

Shine’s 2020 Hamptons summer camps …where every day is an East End adventure!

Hamptons Summer Camp 2020

Monday, July 6 – Friday, September 4, 2020
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Mon/ Wed @ Children’s Museum of the East End
Tuesdays @LongHouse Reserve
Thursdays @ Bridge Gardens
Fridays @ iconic East End locations*

New in 2020: Full and half day options!

Celebrate all things Hamptons at Shine’s summer camp! Our full experience summer camp is for children ages 4 – 10 years and will be held five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 9:15 am – 2:30 pm. Join Aaron Goldschmidt and Shine’s dynamic summer staff for an innovative and creative summer experience. Camp day activities include:  

  • outdoor science and exploration
  • summer art and nature projects
  • gardening
  • physical arts, sports, and yoga
  • music and movement
  • Super Soccer Stars
  • Chess at Three
  • weekly visits and private instruction at the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
  • … and much, much more!

We will be spending Mondays and Wednesdays using CMEE as our home base. We are thrilled to have access to their incredible facility including the playground, mini golf, classrooms, gallery space, amphitheater, and more. Most exciting, we will be crossing the street to the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center for hands on exploration and education each week. Private guided walks though the trails and lessons by their incredible staff will only be part of our experience. We will be at LongHouse Reserve on Tuesdays and Bridge Gardens on Thursdays.  

Shine’s Summer Camp is available for daily or weekly sessions.

*The full schedule of pop-up locations for Fridays will be available soon. Some locations include: LongHouse Reserve, Amber Waves Farm, Wölffer Estate, Bridge Gardens, Historic Sag Harbor and East Hampton, Nova’s Ark, and more. Parents will pick up and drop off at location. Email info@shinenyc.net for more information about Friday pop-up locations.

Shine’s Summer Mini Camp for 2s/3s

Monday, July 6 – Thursday, September 3
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mon/ Wed @ Children’s Museum of the East End
Tuesdays @LongHouse Reserve
Thursdays @ Bridge Gardens

In their own small “mini-camp” led by a certified ECE staff and overseen by founder & director Aaron Goldschmidt, children ages 2 – 3.5 can have a gentle morning at camp that will include art, music and movement, nature exploration, free-play, snack, and more. It’s the perfect transition into our full camp experience. Separation is encouraged, but not mandatory.

Contact 212.414.5427 or info@shinenyc.net  to register. Spots are limited and filling up quickly, so register now!

Creative Arts + Tennis Afternoon Camp with Hampton Racquet and Sag Harbor Tennis

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Combining the worlds of sports and art, this partnership program is filled with active summer enrichment for children ages 4-12.

Under the guidance of coaches John Graham (at Hampton Racquet) and Robert Kresberg (at Sag Harbor Tennis), classes are both instructive and more importantly- fun! Classes stress the joy of learning as well as create a supportive atmosphere conducive to the world of competitive play. Campers are grouped by age and level of play and racquets are included.  

Designed and led by Shine and inspired by our summer camp, the creative arts program uses the inspiration of the East End to expose campers to a variety of themes. From the flora and fauna to the abundance of art, architecture, and history, each week will have a different focus and incorporate an array of mediums as well as the opportunity to engage in constructive arts, science and nature exploration, games, and books.

Contact us if you’re interested in our our Afternoon Creative Arts + Tennis Camp (a minimum number of participants is needed for the program)

Camp will be held at: Hampton Racquet (172 Buckskill Road, East Hampton, NY 11937) and Sag Harbor Tennis (395 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963)

Summer Camp Testimonials:

“My 7 year old and 5 year old went to Shine in the summer of 2014. From the enthusiastic good morning to the happy good byes, camp was a very sweet and magical place for them. I particularly loved having two siblings together at the same camp. My children were very happy with the crafts, outdoor time, and most importantly the gardening they did all summer. Since the group size was intimate, by the end of our month… my two were very sad to leave both their teachers and new friends. Shine is a wonderful camp that speaks outside of the common NYC camps. It is thoughtful and caters to each individual child while maintaining the complexity of the group as a whole. My children both asked me well into the winter if they could return to Shine this coming summer. I wholeheartedly endorse this camp as a wonderful environment for children.”

– Anita Lahey, mom to Declan & Angali

“Aaron’s Shine summer camp is full of fun and perfect for our little girl. She is one of the youngest in her group and was very well taken care of. Our girl left the camp with long standing friendship and fond memories. The staff is warm, experienced and flexible and the program well thought out. It’s a perfect balance between indoor and outdoor activities. We highly recommend this and will be returning in summer 2015.”

– Peggy Tseung, mom to Lara