Welcome to Badger Day Camp!
Campers come from all over Westchester, Greenwich, Riverside and beyond to spend their summer as a Badger. Badger pride doesn’t only last the summer… It lasts a lifetime! We are a service driven Westchester Summer Day Camp providing door to door supervised transportation, daily hot lunch, towel and swimsuit laundering service, superior counselor to camper ratio, flexible scheduling and a wide variety of summer activities including swimming, nature programs, arts & crafts, music, sports, drama programs and lots more! All that combined makes for a summer of non stop fun!
Westchester’s Premier Summer Day Camp Since 1933
Badger Day Camp was founded in 1933 by Ruth and Jack Collins. Jack and Ruth had been operating programs for kids under the Badger name throughout Westchester County and they were ready to find a permanent location for their Badger programs. After some searching, Badger found a home at 119 Rockland Ave, Larchmont, NY and Badger Day Camp was born. Since then, the Collins family has been running the Westchester Summer Day Camp and have continued the founding philosophy of offering a wide variety of quality programs for kids, in a fun and safe environment, for over 60 years!
At the heart of our campus is an Olympic sized pool. Campers get to jump in twice daily. Pool time is split between instruction and free swim to ensure a ton of fun every day! Before and after camp hours, the pool is often filled with our Badger Swim Team, led by internationally recognized Swim Coach, John Collins Jr. who has produced Olympians, American and National record holders and world champions all who have come out of this pool! It is not unusual for campers to catch a glimpse, or even meet, some of our former or current team members, especially during our swim demo days. Surrounding the pool are ten acres of land with carved out areas for arts & crafts, yoga and nature. We have courts to shoot hoops and tennis courts to volley on. We have an outdoor game room and a playground for kids of all ages to go wild on! We have a baseball diamond and a special room for music and one for drama too! All this is just to name a few of the many programs we have here at Badger. And what would summer day camp be without a few trees to kick back under to enjoy some ice cream? Throughout the summer we also have special theme days that add a burst of excitement into the summer air. Campers wait all summer for the Badger Olympics and who can resist a good talent show? Other special days are the July 4th dj dance party, pirate day, surfing safari, carnival day and swim demo days to which parents are invited.
Badger Day Camp strives to foster the mental, physical and social growth of our campers. We focus on developing confidence and self-esteem, and encourage campers to accept new challenges and have positive attitudes. Our goal as a Westchester Summer Day Camp is that each camper will have a strong sense of belonging to an environment that is accepting, healthy and fun.
We recognize that families have different scheduling needs and perhaps some vacation plans. Badger operates for approximately eight consecutive weeks throughout the summer, but if you can’t make all eight weeks, we’ve got you covered. We offer 4 week and up options for camp and they do not need to be consecutive.
This program is for 3 & 4 year olds who aren’t quite ready for a full week of camp. 2 day program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 1pm. Morning transportation is available. Camper must be picked up by parent or guardian at 1pm.
This program is for 3 & 4 year olds who aren’t quite ready for a full week of camp. 3 day program runs on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 9am – 1pm. Morning transportation is available. Camper must be picked up by parent or guardian at 1pm.
This program is for 3 & 4 year olds and runs 5 days a week from 9am- 1pm. Transportation is provided in the morning to camp. Campers must be picked up by a parent or guardian at 1pm.
This program is for pre-k and those entering kindergarten. This program runs 5 days a week from 9am- 2pm and allows campers the opportunity for a second swim session daily. Transportation is provided in the morning to camp and is available in the afternoon to those who live within the local radius for an additional fee. Call us to find out more.
Those entering kindergarten and above (through 12 years old) are grouped by gender and what grade they are entering into. All campers are provided a snack in the morning, a hot lunch and ice cream every day. Full day campers attend camp from 9am – 4pm, Monday- Friday. Transportation is offered to and from camp daily.
Campers who are 13 & 14 years old aren’t quite ready to leave the camp experience behind them, but aren’t quite old enough to work at camp can participate in the CIT program giving them the best of both worlds.
The Leadership program is the final stage of a campers experience at Badger. It is offered to 15 year olds and allows them to still be part of the camp experience, while helping prepare them for the next stage of young adulthood. It is a great opportunity for teenagers to transition into the role of counselor.