Summer Camps Greenpoint- Williamsburg 2107April 25 2017, 0 Comments



If you have yet to register your kiddies into summer school , do not fret as there are slots left in the following below camps. Some camps are filling fast, our suggestion is if you see a camp that works for you -apply!

If you have yet to register your kiddies into summer school , do not fret as there are slots left in the following below camps. Some camps are filling fast, our suggestion is if you see a camp that works for you -apply!

Our main focus are Greenpoint/Williamsburg camps however we included quite a few that are in the surrounding Brooklyn area as there are many parents who are willing to trek a bit for a specialty camp such as language or sports.

We will add appropriate camps as we find them or they find us. If you are a camp in the Brooklyn area and wish to be listed please email us at

Day Camps (with multi- activities)

Steve and Kate’s Camp

Location: Williamsburg at the Williamsburg North Side School

Dates: June 19th to August 18th
Ages: 4 to 12yrs, with leadership opportunities for 8th & 9th graders . 

Time: 7:30 to 6pm 
Rates: The more days you buy, the cheaper it gets.
• $110/day for 1-4 days
• $100/day for 5-19 days
• $90/day for 20+ days
• $3,150 for a full summer membership

Short description:  
When you trust kids, they learn to trust themselves. At Steve & Kate’s Camp, we give kids the freedom to choose what they want to do, whether that’s music, breadmaking, fashion, filmmaking, coding, sports, or pie-throwing.

Two ways to play: Day Passes (buy any number of days and use them anytime) or Membership (one fee for unlimited summer visits). Lunch, snacks and all materials included in both plans.  


Renaissance Kids Summer Camp 

Location: 33 Nassau Avenue (Corner of Dobbin St) Brooklyn, NY 11222 
Dates: July 5 - August 18, 2017
Ages: 3-6

Time: Monday-Friday, 9 AM–2 PM*
Rates: $490 per week
$110 one full day **
Early and Extended drop off avail


Backpack and Binoculars * COVERS UP TO 8TH GRADE!

Location: 110 Schermerhorn, Brooklyn (Downtown Brooklyn)

Dates: June 19th to September 1st

Ages: 2 to 13/14

Rates: $250 to $595 (depending on grade/age and days)

Beam Center Age 7-13 Option

Location: 610 Henry St and 60 Sackkett Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Dates: July 10th to September 1st

Time: 9am to 4:40 pm Early and late drop off avail

Ages: 7-13

Rates: $550 to $625 a week



Art Focus Camps

ESS Summer Art Camp (Limited avail) 

Location: The border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg at 70 Eckford St, just off Driggs and around the corner from McCarren Park Playground.

Dates: Sessions 1 (July 5 to 12) and 2 (July 11-15th) avail, Sessions 6(Aug 8-12) & 7(Aug 15-19) waitlist

Ages: K-5

Time: Monday-Friday 9a-3p (early and extended drop off and pick ups available).

Rate: $600 per week includes supplies. Multiply and sibling discounts available.


The Painted Cloud

Location: 168 Marcy Avenue 
(between Broadway and South 5th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Dates: July 3 to September 1st

Ages 4-10

Time: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Rate: $500 per week


Tumbleweeds Summer Camp

Location: 117 Dobbin St.Studio 202A, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Dates: July 10th-28th- 4 separate weeks of camp

Ages: 5+

Time: Monday-Friday 9am–3pm

Rate: $525 a week


L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts Summer ARTS Camp

Location: Williamsburg Public Library Studio

240 Division Avenue

Ages:  5- 11

Dates:  July 17-20 

Time: Monday- Thursday 9am-3pm 

Rates: $800 per week 
Enrollment for sibling: 
$700 per week


Language Camps

French For Little Ones 

Location: 33 Nassau Avenue

​Brooklyn, 11222 NY

Date: July 3rd to August 25th

Ages: 3 to 6

Times:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm Full Day, Half Day 8:30-2pm

Early and Late drop off avail for additional fees 

Rate: 3/days per week: Half Day: $325  Full day: $375

5/days per week: Half Day: $425  Full Day: $475

half-days 9:00 am to 1:00pm or full-days 9:00 am to 4:30 pm ( drop off at 8:30 am ) early drop off and late pick up options available for a fee.


Bonjour NY Summer Camp (French Summer Camp)

Location: PS58 located at 330 Smith Street between Smith and Court

Ages: 3 1/2 -11 (Half day options for younger group up to age 5)

Rates: vary by time and how many sessions, check here.

Times: Full day 9:00 am — 4:30 pm, Drop off: 8:30 — 9:00 am, Pick up: 4:30 — 5:00 pm

Half day 9:00 am — 1:00 pm, Drop off: 8:30 — 9:00 am, Pick up: 1:00 pm


Smith Street Work Shop * French Summer Camp 


Smith Street Workshop 581 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Dates: June 26th-August 28th

Ages: 2.5-6

Time: 9:30-12 pm

Rates: $300-$375.


Nature Focus

wBees Forest School Camp

Location: McGolrick Park (Drop-off) 3 Russell (Pick –up)


Ages: 4 to 8 (Sprouts) 2.5-3 (Seedlings)

Times: Sprouts Camp M-F 8:45 am to 3pm, Seedlings M-Th 9am-Noon

Rates: $450 a week. Extended day available till 6pm for an extra $45 a day

Seedlings Camp $250 a week




Sport/Gymnastic Camps

Brooklyn Zoo Camp

A cool spot for kids - activities including parkour, tumbling, trampoline, silks and dance. Our camp is designed to empower each child’s natural passion for exploration and movement with a strong focus on the progress of each child and their development throughout the course of the camp.

June 28th-September 6

Ages 5-14

Camp runs from 9am-4:00pm, Monday - Friday

One Day - $100

 FIVE days for $450

Call (347) 987-3228 or email us at if you would like us to reg

Williamsburg Northside Schools Summer Basketball Camp

Location: Williamsburg Northside School Gym, Brooklyn

Dates: July 3rd-August 18th (4 weekly sessions)

Ages: 5-14

Time: 8am -3pm

Rate: $179 -$219 weekly session

For more detailed info visit here.


USA (United Soccer Academy)

Bushwick Inlet Park

Location: 86 Kent Avenue

Dates: July 03 to September 1st

Ages: 5 to 14

Time: 8am to 3pm

Rate: $179



Short Period Camp/ Unique Childcare options for summer 

Drop In Care Bright Horizon (if interested, register before you actually need care with a $150 registration fee)

Location:  175 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

$20 hour, 2 hour minimum -$150 flat rate

Age: 0-5


Co-Hatchery (Co-working space with onsite daycare)

c'e Montessori
117 S 3rd St. Brooklyn, New York 11249

June - August 2017

6-months to 4-years old.
Morning Session: 8:00am-12:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Pricing is based on days and session, please check out here.

Online Camps and projects 

Camp Wonderopolis

Khan Academy

Google Made With Code

DIY Summer Camp : 11Week of Themed Activities (scroll to mid page to find)


Illustration: Saar Manche








7 creative ways to decorate your Easter Eggs!April 12 2017, 0 Comments

1. So doing this. Tattoo Eggs via  Brit + Co


2. One of the best natural dye eggs tutorials via Kaley Ann

3. Easy and fun rubber band eggs via Childhood List

4. For the arty type these eggs involve acrylic paint and embossing so a heat gun is required. Via Sugar and Charm for original post and tiny side kick for embossing tutorial.

5. Typography Easter Egg via Lovely Indeed


6. Dye free and easy to do with washi tape via Lovely Indeed

7. DIY Confetti Dipped Easter Eggs is one of our new  favorite ways to decorate eggs via Studio DIY



Updated 4/17




Mother Beauty: Shiva Rose of The Local RoseApril 03 2017, 0 Comments


A long time fan of The Local Rose I have looked to Shiva Rose's blog for my dose of California scenery and wellbeing. With healthy recipes and posts on finding your balance I have been gravitating more then ever to this site as I have been finding that my tired body needs to find some balance. I no longer live up in the hills or near the ocean. I live in a busy, busy place yet I need to get back to the more organic way of living and The Local Rose has been an amazing resource on obtaining this balance. I was thrilled to see that Shiva is now sharing her knowledge in beauty and these products reflect the values of what her site is about. Natural. Earthy. Toxic Free. The products feel pure and natural which is just what a stress out mama needs. Along with my night routine I have been using the Nectar Body Oil and the Rose Face Oil. The essential oils are just the right balance…not overwhelming in scent, smooth and soft have been the results thus far. The plus is that I have been using a dab of the Nectar Body Oil after bath time on my sensitive skin boy. I feel that with eating better and really watching what I put on my skin I am walking the walk. Or at least trying. Which counts in my book.

Yesterday we finally had some bit of Spring which seems perfect for a  Q&A with Shiva Rose Beauty as a way to start our week.  

MB: I have been loving your site The Local Rose for some time. Can you tell us what prompted you to start Shiva Rose?

I started my site The Local Rose seven years ago when I made a complete shift in my life. I was coming out of a painful divorce and had debilitating auto immune conditions. 
I decided to change my life completely and live closer to nature with my two daughters. We began growing our own food, and living with a deeper connection to the natural world. I started my blog to document this and to be able to inspire others. At the time there weren’t as many holistic yet chic sites. I wanted to show eating organically and wearing non toxic beauty products could be stylish and add more benefits to our lives.


MB: Shiva Rose Beauty is a new venture for you-how did this come about?
My beauty line Shiva Rose started after I saw it in meditation during one of my Kundalini classes. My line is 100% toxic free and all derived from the beautiful power of plants and flowers. From writing for my site The Local Rose, I was aware of the high rate of cancer among women from using beauty products, and I wanted to create an alternative to that. My line is inspired by mantras and crystals and truly fuses ancient wisdom with modern technology. 


MB: We are all such busy mothers. Can you recommend a few of your products for the stress out mom?

I understand being a tired mama! I am a single mama most of the time and for me my greatest relief is my bath time. I feel strongly women need beauty rituals in their lives to promote self love. This can be healing and lead to a healthy vibrant life. I take time each day for myself and the bath time is usually my time. I recommend using the Moon Rose Bath Salts since they are made with frankincense and rose which are very healing and open the heart. The salts are made with detoxifying pink salt form the mountains of Himalaya, salts from the Dead Sea and  Bolivian Rose salt. I always follow the baths with one of body oils which replenish and nourish the skin with sunflower, almond, borage, evening primrose, apricot seed oils and more. These oils were chosen because of how they fortify women and their hormonal system.


Thank you The local Rose & Shiva Beauty for sharing your thoughts and wisdom with MB! Shop Shiva Rose Beauty



Top Photos: The Local Rose

Bottom: Motherburg

Updated 4/3/2017


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