The practice of Yoga goes back centuries, the basics around yoga practice apply to everyone. Badger introduced Yoga to our program over 7 years ago, to teach this ancient form of exercise to our campers.
The Badger program focuses on teaching motor skill development, social skills, and self-control within a playful and nurturing class.
Our cooking program introduces Badger campers to the fun they can have in the kitchen while in a safe environment
Introduce the game of Golf to the Badger campers focusing on five core areas: Putting, Around the Green, Full Swing, Knowledge and Scoring.
Our new nature trail, sustainable garden and little creatures will give our campers a captivating hands-on learning experience.
Our dance program teaches our campers to be confident and boosts self-esteem. Throughout the summer we prepare a talent packed show that is open for parents and family to attend on the last day of camp!
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Throughout camp MacInspires will be coming to camp to educate our campers while having fun.
We have traditional crafts such as lanyard making, painting, decorating, beading, and our most popular craft, Tie Die along with many more options!
Our swim program was created by Olympic coach John Collins from Badger Swim Club and is connected with our Learn to swim program from our Badger Swim School.
Themed days at Badger are all about having fun, camp spirit and pure enjoyment. Some of tour themed days include Topsy Turvy Day, Tie Die Day, Pirate Day, Hawaiian Day and more!
Badger Baseball and Softball is played on our original Baseball diamond on the field. We focus on teaching the basics of baseball in a fun learning environment with skilled instructors.
Played on Har tru and our multi-surface court, Tennis has been taught and played at Badger since 1933.
The Badger Legacy
Badger was founded by Ruth and Jack Collins, who has met at New Rochelle High school in 1933. Ruth was an avid Ice Skater and Jack was a P.E. instructor for the US Army. It wasn’t long before they started running sports programs for kids under the name of “Badger.”
Badger found a permanent home in 1945 at 119 Rockland Ave, Larchmont, NY. Since then, the Collins family has been operating Badger 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 swimming pool. Surrounding the pool are ten acres of land with carved out areas for arts & crafts, yoga, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis and nature. 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.