Camp Central 

Scarsdale kids, get ready for some summer fun in the sun!  During the summer months, the Scarsdale Recreation Department welcomes children of all ages to participate in a variety of day camp programs, where children can enjoy everything from sports and swimming to arts and crafts and nature.  These beloved camp programs are managed by school teachers and administrators who bring experience, expertise, and enthusiasm.

Each summer camp is led by a director, who is not only responsible for the schedule and activities, but also dedicated to helping the counselors and specialists - most of whom are Scarsdale High School students and graduates- who provide an exciting, rewarding, and safe summer for all campers.  The Scarsdale Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is planning to host a 2023 Summer Day Camp Season.     Camp will  will offer a full season or weekly options.

  For questions you may reach out to program director Ms. Dale Haas at

Camp Employment Application

If you would like to work at Day Camp, please fill out our 2023 Camp Employment Application

Day Camp Parent Handbook and authorization forms

2023 Camp Parents Handbook, Medication Authorization, Sunscreen Authorization

Camp Sagamore - Kindergarten

  For campers entering Kindergarten (or at least 41/2 years old by July 1st, 2023). Camp hours are from 9 AM - 3:30 PM.   Sagamore is the proper title for chiefs from the Algonquin tribe.  

Camp Lenape - First Grade

 For campers entering 1st grade in September 2023. Camp hours are from 9 AM - 3:30 PM.  Lenape are a Native American tribe of the lower Hudson Valley.  

Camp Wapetuck – Second Grade 

For campers entering 2 nd grade in September 2023.  Camp hours are from 9 AM - 3:30 PM.  Chief Wapetuck was one of three Siwanoy chiefs from whom Caleb Heathcote purchased the parcel of land that presently includes Scarsdale.   

Camp Patthunke – Third thru Eighth Grades

  For campers entering 3rd through 8th grades in September 2023. Camp hours are from 9 AM - 3:30 PM.  Chief Patthunke was another Siwanoy chief who sold land to Caleb Heathcote.  

TEEN TRAVEL CAMP - Sixth - Eighth Grades  

For teens entering 6th - 8th grades in September 2023. Camp hours will vary depending on the trip.  Trips include Lake Compounce, Medieval Times, Six Flags, Dave & Busters and many more.  A completed schedule will be emailed to parents prior to each session with the necessary waivers for each trip. Camp Director - TBD 

2023 Flyer

Sports Camp - First thru Eighth Grades

 Sports Camp will be located at Scarsdale High School turf field,  1057 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 Off Wayside Lane.  Camp hours are 9AM - 11:30AM. Backyard Sports presents Scarsdale Recreation Sports Campers of all ages with opportunities to partake in athletic activities and sports. Daily activities include both traditional sports and “camp” style games. Children will be grouped by age and activities may be altered for younger groups so that they are aptly competitive. An ordinary morning at Sports Camp consists of two sports or activities that are broken up by a water and snack break halfway through the morning. Sports and activities may include soccer, basketball, football, baseball/softball/Wiffle ball, kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, and Newcomb. For any questions regarding Sports Camp, please reach out to Doug Barshop, Associate Program Director of Backyard Sports & Scarsdale Sports Camp Director:, 917-373-3788. 

Soccer Camp - First thru Eighth Grades

Soccer Camp will be located at Quaker Ridge Elementary School,  125 Weaver Street, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Camp hours are 9AM - 11:30AM. United Soccer Academy. Experience the excitement of the world’s most popular sport with United Soccer Academy. Children will thrive on the exciting and enjoyable atmosphere generated by our qualified coaches. Participants will engage in a variety of fun games and challenges designed to enhance a range of soccer skills including dribbling, passing, shooting and field awareness. We have offered this Soccer camp option with Scarsdale Recreation for many years and our coaching staff look forward to seeing you again in 2023. Our amazing coaching staff will tailor games and activities to your child’s ability to make our Soccer camp fun and engaging to all. Jack Lyons is the Regional Director for this program and can answer any questions. , 732-563-2201.

 Combo Camp Option - Third thru Eighth Grade 

Campers entering 3rd -8th grades can add the Soccer Camp or Sports Camp in place of the morning portion of Camp Patthunke (Sports and Soccer Camps are standalone programs otherwise). We provide school buses for transportation from Sports or Soccer to Patthunke. Combo campers round out their day with a lunch period, lessons and free swim at the pool, and two periods of activities back on site.