Camp is what they wait for during the whole boring school year. A chance to try new things, to explore, and to have fun, camp keeps them busy from drop-off to pick-up and gives them memories to hold onto when the school bus pulls up in September. Here are the best on Long Island!

2015: Long Islanders Voted Driftwood Day Camp Best Camp on Long Island!

Driftwood Day Camp
331 Mt. Misery Rd., Melville. 631-692-6990. driftwooddaycamp.com

Driftwood Day Camp, a perennial finalist in the Best Of Long Island competition, once again cemented its reputation as the premiere camp in the region. The camp offers everything from athletics and aquatics to arts and crafts and a mix of motivational programs designed to boost self-esteem. The camps sits on 11 acres and boasts five swimming pools, a football arena, two basketball courts and soccer fields, a ceramics studio, a jewelry making center, and a whole lot more. Driftwood takes pride in making each day have the personal feel of a sleep-away camp. There’s no doubt your child will wrap you up in a warm hug after they get the chance to experience everything Driftwood has to offer.

2014: Long Islanders Voted Kenwal Day Camp in Melville Best Camp on Long Island!

1. Kenwal Day Camp
100 Drexel Ave., Melville. 631-694-3399. kenwaldaycamp.com

2. Driftwood Day Camp
331 Mt. Misery Rd., Melville. 631-692-6990. driftwooddaycamp.com

3. Crestwood Country Day Camp
313 Round Swamp Rd., Melville. 631-692-6361. crestwoodcountryday.com

2013: Long Islanders Voted Driftwood Day Camp in Melville Best Camp on Long Island!

1. Driftwood Day Camp
331 Mount Misery Rd., Melville. 631-692-6990. www.driftwooddaycamp.com

2. Twin Oaks Day Camp
458 Babylon Tpke., Freeport. 516-623-4550. www.twinoaksdaycamp.com

3. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
2 Chet Swezey Rd., Center Moriches, 631-878-1070. www.camppaquatuck.com

2012: Long Islanders Voted Driftwood Day Camp in Melville Best Day Camp on Long Island!

1. Driftwood Day Camp
331 Mount Misery Rd., Melville. 631-692-6990. www.driftwooddaycamp.com

2. Hofstra Summer Camps
Hofstra University, Hempstead. 516-299-8014. hofstra.reachlocal.com

3. Crestwood Country Day Camp
313 Round Swamp Rd., Melville. 631-692-6361. www.crestwoodcountryday.com

2011: Long Islanders Voted BounceU in Farmingdale Best Camp on Long Island!

1. BounceU Farmingdale
101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale. 631-777-JUMP (5867). www.bounceu.com/cities/farmingdale.ny

2. Driftwood Day Camp
331 Mount Misery Rd., Melville. 631-692-6990. www.driftwooddaycamp.com

3. Crestwood Country Day School
313 Round Swamp Rd., Melville. 631-692-6361. www.crestwoodcountryday.com

2010: Long Islanders Voted Driftwood Day Camp in Melville Best Camp on Long Island!

1. Driftwood Day Camp
Melville. 631-692-6992. www.driftwooddaycamp.com

2. Camps ‘R Us
17B East Old Country Rd., Hicksville. 516-935-2267. www.campsrus.org

3. Kenwal Day Camp
100 Drexel Ave., Melville. 631-694-3399. www.kenwaldaycamp.net