February is the perfect time to think about warm days to come and to plan for your kids’ Summer fun.   Our community offers a wealth of resources and a variety of fun field activities for you to choose from.   Check out some of what’s available.  (In alphabetical order.)

Amazing Grace Circus Summer Day Camp Hudson Valley’s oldest year-round youth circus organization, Amazing Grace Circus!, presents its 11th Annual  Big Top Circus Summer Day Camp for ages 5—14. Children and teens learn juggling, clowning, acrobatics, trapeze, tight-wire, and aerial skills.  Campers put on a real circus show with costumes, make-up, and choreography for acrobatic and clown routines at the end of each 2-week session. To get in shape for the summer camp enroll in School of Circus Arts in Nyack. New session starts now. Call Carlo Pellegrini, Circus & Camp Director  at 845-348-8740, to sign up for Circus Summer Camp, website: www.amazinggracecircus.org
Blue Rock School Summer Play  110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack is an enchanting place with a warm, caring and experienced staff. Ages 3 ½ to 12 explore art, music, nature and science, woodworking, drama, swimming, games and free play on four acres of wooded property. Our older groups can choose a once-a-week Excursion Option where they explore the great outdoors in local parks, hiking trails, and area rivers and lakes. CIT program available for ages 13 and older. Five-week program: July 1 to August 1, Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30am—3pm. Open House Saturday, March 9 at 2pm. Register at summerplaycamp@gmail.com or 845-627-0234. www.bluerockschool.org
Elisabeth Morrow School, Summer Explorations   June 24—August 2, the summer program offers a unique blend of camp and school, with a wide variety of choices. Workshops include math, reading/literature, sports, arts, science, computer, cooking, LEGO engineering, woodworking, fashion design and more! The 14-acre wooded campus, playgrounds, playing fields, science and computer labs provide just the right setting for learning and recreation. We offer two-week sessions with half or full day options for children age three through grade six.  New this summer: one week courses offered for students in grades 7—9.  Academic offerings including science, math, writing, drama, test prep, technology, art and more. website: www.elisabethmorrow.org  for more information or call (201) 568-5566, ext. 7150.
Green Meadow Waldorf School  Jun 24—28, Jul 1—5, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977. Summer Farm Days for ages 4—7.  Children work on the farm, caring for animals, getting dirty in the vegetable garden, and enjoying field and stream. Summer Garden Days. Children work in the biodynamic garden, planting, harvesting, and learning to care for the earth, the source of our food.
Contact: Lisa Miccio, 845.356.2514 x326 or lmiccio@gmws.org for both.
Lightbox Photo Camp  This hands-on course introduces you to the basics of digital photography.  Learn how to make the technical choices that support the desired artistic results, in a fun freewheeling environment. 12—15 year olds July 8—12 $450; 16—18 year olds July 15—19 $450;  For less than the cost of one shoot, both models and photographers can participate in a week of dazzling creativity. Noted photographer Chris Carroll will coordinate shoots with selected groups of photographers and models.  In a a safe, empowering environment that will allow new or unsure models to experience the fun and excitement of real photo shoots.  July 22—26 $550 information:  www.lightboxnyack.com chris@lightboxnyack.com  www.facebook.com/lightboxnyack
Music and Arts  Summer Camp offers a creative and nurturing environment for children interested in music, singing, theatre, and art at the beautiful FOR mansion in Nyack, July 8 through August 2, 10am to 2pm. Through group and private music lessons, musical games, improvisation and movement, students not only develop their skills in the arts, but they have a blast doing it!  Directed by Christopher Yates, owner of Nyack’s Lanti Yates Music Studio, the camp features professional actress Jill Lobo, and professional musicians and guest artists who are gifted, caring teachers.  For a child interested in creative expression, this is an exuberant camp brimming with possibilities. Register now/find more info at lantiyatesmusic.com.
Nyack Fencing Academy Sleep Away Summer Camp  Held at the Peddie School, an innovative  private school located in Hightstown, New Jersey, from August 4—10. We focus primarily on introducing new students and advancing the skills of current students in the sport of fencing for ages 9—20.  Participants will  develop skills in the weapon of their choice (Foil, Epee, or Saber). We provide individualized instruction, tactical group classes, supervised round-robin fencing, and conditioning combined with a unique opportunity to enjoy many summer camp activities.  (Movie Nights, Olympic Sized Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, Hiking Trails, 6 different sport fields, Air Conditioned Dorms). For more information: Website:  www.nyackfencing.com  Phone: 845-803-6052
Rockland Center for the Arts  Summer Camp  The camp experience at RoCA turns summer “sun” days into creative “fun” days for children ages 5 through 12. RoCA’s ten wooded acres, fully equipped, air-conditioned, art studios and large sparkling swimming pool are the site of our programs. Campers, under the supervision of adult instructors and caring counselors, learn in a hands-on, non-competitive environment where confidence, creativity and group cooperation are encouraged.  Three or four days per week are available.  Four, six or eight-week sessions are offered.  June 25—August 16.  Discounts available.  An Open House will be held Sunday, March 10, 1—4pm. Contact: Amy Alinkofsky, Camp Director (845) 358-0877 x. 18 amy@rocklandartcenter.org   www.rocklandartcenter.org