Open the Door to a Delightful and Meaningful Summer for Your Child

Come experience the magic of Challenge Camp, Westchester’s premier day camp for bright, curious children.

Our campers have a fantastic summer, letting their imaginations soar on our picturesque 18-acre campus in Rye, New York. There are no “empty calories” on our tempting plate of summer activities, filled with tasty helpings from the worlds of technology, sports, math and science, history, gaming, arts and crafts, photography, and performing arts — from computers, robots and architecture to fashion design, music, cooking and much, much more.

With 35 years of experience, we have assembled a camping staff that is superb in every way. We are dedicated to providing children with meaningful opportunities to realize their intellectual and personal potential.


Parents love Challenge Camp

“I normally don’t write recommendations, but this is a must – My son Jeremy not only had the best time this past summer, but mentally grew in an exceptional capacity that I give credit to CC! The wonderful campers around him as well as superb (and fun) counselors just added to the bliss of a summer! My wife and I sincerely thank you! Totally recommend Challenge Camp!  Thank you.”  – Stephen M.

“The kids had a great experience in every way”  – The Bells

“I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know how impressed I was with your camp. What was most appreciated is the level of professionalism. Benjamin’s teachers and the quality of the programming were top notch!”  – Denise and Norman B.

Every single day, I would ask my children “How was camp?” Their response was constant…”Great! Fantastic! Awesome! I love it!” Thank you for making that happen. – The Piantinis

“Wanted to let you know that our little group from Larchmont are loving Challenge Camp. Tommy is already working out what he wants to do next year – hilarious. As they move into the program they are really fired up and excited about what they are doing. Great program and happy to recommend to other families!” - Deb

“Brainy, brawny, frolicking — and they loved it.”   – Sherrie

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Some of our campers’ projects

Challenge Cares is a course designed to introduce children to philanthropy. Over the past 8 years Challenge campers have hosted a carnival fundraiser and silent auction and have raised over $24,000 for charities we find near and dear to our hearts. We look forward to continuing this effort this summer!

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Develop your own photographic eye and create your own digital portfolio!

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Our Master Chef Jenna, spices things up in the Challenge kitchen! Campers learn a variety of culinary skills from cutting and chopping to food preparation techniques. Steam, stir fry or bake delicious and nutritious dishes and create menus to form your own cookbook.

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Challenge Camp is Accredited by the American Camp Associationny-camp-directors-logo agatelogo