Foreign Language

Posted by Beverly on December 19, 2014

The students are really enjoying partaking in both Mandarin and Spanish classes. Both our Spanish and Mandarin teachers are teaching through songs, coloring and hands on learning. The foreign language teachers collaborate with the classroom teachers to see what they are currently learning in the classroom so they can coordinate their lessons.

Miss Mady is currently completing her color book with the toddlers, nursery and pre-k classes. With the kindergarten children, Miss Mady is teaching basic conversation. They are also going over the daily calendar in Spanish.

Miss Yimei is currently teaching basic greetings such as hello, goodbye and how are you to the nursery classes. The pre-k and the kindergarten students are working on answering and asking questions in Mandarin.

One of the goals of our foreign language program is to help the students develop a love of learning another language.

Basketball at Crestwood

Posted by Crestwood on December 9, 2014

New Kindergarten After School Basketball Program.
Open to all Kindergarten Boys & Girls
from any School, Town, or Camp.

We are excited to announce the start of a new After School Basketball program for kindergarten age children to be held this winter season at Crestwood.  We are teaming up with Mike Kelly, president and founder of Hoops 101 to create something unlike any other youth basketball program.  Mike will be working hands-on at each class this winter along with Brian Hettinger, phys.ed teacher and Crestwood Camp Group Leader.  Additional Hoops 101 coaches and Crestwood staff will round out the crew as needed. 

Mike Kelly has been a Division 1 men's basketball coach for 7 years at Hofstra, Fordham, and now Adelphi.  In 2012, Mike started his youth basketball instruction company and has been coaching to rave reviews all over Long Island, in several other states and internationally ever since.

Hoops 101 specializes in teaching basketball skills using advanced drills that have been carefully simplified and structured. Players of all ages and skill levels are capable of understanding and doing each of the many different drills that our program has to offer.

Footwork, proper mechanics, and the detailed breakdown of movement on the basketball court give players the opportunity to learn the right way to improve as quickly as possible and as early as possible in their basketball careers.

Hoops 101 is fun. We create a positive atmosphere where players are able to work towards improvement without worrying about making mistakes. We encourage players to get out of their “comfort zone” by trying new things. The key is that we all learn by trial and error.  Like Crestwood, Hoops 101 prides itself  in helping players to realize that they are capable of more than they know.

WHERE:      Crestwood Gymnasium 
WHEN:         Thursdays
TIME:         4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
SESSION:   11 Winter Classes
DATES:      12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
                          (Make-Up Date: 3/19)
FEE:                $275 includes basketball shirt & trophy

For more information and a registration form please click here - REGISTRATION FORM.  Enrollment is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mr. Jim Music Upadate

Posted by Beverly on December 1, 2014

Mr. Jim is busy helping to foster a love and appreciation of music in all of our students. All of our children love to sing basic melodies and participate in fun movement songs. To learn about melody, we enjoy lots of singing while also playing a variety of percussion instruments. Students are taught about high and low sounds and dynamics(volume) loud & soft.  The classes are invited to play simple percussion instruments and keep the steady beat while Mr. Jim plays his keyboard as an accompaniment to them.
Our preschool and kindergarten students are enjoying the above as well as learning how to play a woodwind instrument and/or keyboards. Our program is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of music through using color and color matching to help with note reading. The children are learning to match the color music note to the color key on their instrument. To advance what the kindergarten students are learning they add the musical letter names to their note reading.
Here are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the school year.
•  Movement and music
•  Learning to sing and listen
•  Making music with percussion instruments
•  Singing and playing simple melodies

We Are Thankful For Our Friends!

Posted by Crestwood on November 25, 2014

Crestwood Swim Program is #1!

Posted by Crestwood on November 21, 2014

Manhattan & Brooklyn

Posted by Crestwood on September 30, 2014

OPEN HOUSE SPECIAL OFFERReceive a $50 Gift Card of your choice – Amazon, Whole Foods, iTunes, or Starbucks for attending our Open House on Saturday, October 18th.  Manhattan and Brooklyn Families only who are new to Crestwood. 



 Time: 11AM - 3PM

 Rain Date:  Sunday, Oct. 19th

Crestwood is having a Fall Fair & Open House on Saturday, Oct 18th from 11am-3pm.  This event is for families interested in finding out more about our programs.  You'll get to enjoy many favorites like bungee trampoline, jumping pillow, ferris wheel, carousel, treetop playground, adventure ropes course, sports, crafts, music, and face painting.  Please feel free to invite friends to this event who may be interested in joining the Crestwood family.   

If you are planning on attending please RSVP to or call the office at 631-692-6361.


Crestwood has been the premier day camp for Long Island Families for 60 years.  New York City & Brooklyn families now have the chance to enjoy all the benefits of a summer at Crestwood.

~The most mature staff in the industry.  All Group Leaders ae college graduates.  All counselors must be at least college age.  We do not have a CIT or Jr. Counselor program and do not hire high school age counselors.

~Beautiful camp facility nestled in a wooded country preserve.  You won't believe you are less than 30 miles from New York City.

~Highest Quality Programming in Aquatics, Athletics, Arts, and Adventure.

~Personalized attention and service.  Our campers and their families become a part of our family and are treated like family.