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“My nine-year-old son has attended Kids of Summer baseball camp for the past three years and it is the only thing he wants to do all summer, every summer. He has participated in a number of different baseball programs in Manhattan and we both agree that Kids of Summer is the best. The coaches are great and he has learned a lot. Fun, affordable, well organized, and in wonderful Riverside Park — Kids of Summer is everything a summer camp should be, even in the heart of NYC.”
  • Rebecca M.
“We have been involved with this organization for over 5 years now- from the sports camps to the travel teams for both baseball and basketball. The coaches are top notch and really care about the kids. We feel like this organization is an extension of our family.  They are very professional and teach the kids all the fundamental skills. Highly recommend.”
  • Karen D.
“My son has been going to Kids of Summer for many years. Every single coach has been incredible. They’re all warm and interested in the kids, and they know how to teach them while making it lots of fun. My son’s skills have improved greatly, and he begs to go back every year. He also wants to become a counselor when he’s old enough, he just can’t get enough of this program. My 8 year old daughter will start going this summer as well, she’s thrilled. I highly recommend this as a summer camp option!”
  • Maureen H.
“Kids of Summer has helped shaped my son’s sports and social life! Mike Handell is the driving force behind KOS and is amazing to work with. My son has met his best friends during these camps, and developed real relationships with many of the coaches. The athletic offerings are excellent, but I’m mainly impressed by Mike’s staff and how well they understand kids and their needs – across the board.”
  • Ali L.
“I have 2 (girl and boy) kids who have been working with the Kids of Summer coaches since they could hold a ball. Fantastic teaching with a constant focus on fun.”
  • David A.
“Both my boys love Kids of Summer and have been attending for many years. The coaching is outstanding. The right balance of technical skill building and encouraging kids to have fun. Mike and Brian Handell run the camp and are super friendly, know all the kids, and are highly organized. Love the location as well. If your kid likes sports, this camp is a no brainer.”
  • Justin M.
“My 3 kids have been with this program for 6 years. Positive coaching, competitive, focus on skills and improving play. Great program!”
  • Anne H.
“Our kids have been going to Kids of Summer for many years and have loved every minute of it. They’ve not only improve as players, but more importantly, have learned teamwork, sportsmanship and how to treat others. They love the coaches and look forward to going back every summer.”
  • Jenny W.
“I just wanted to send you a note and express how happy my children and I are with finding such a wonderful camp. Everyday they would come home so excited with what they learned and how nice they were treated.  The staff is so pleasant, enthusiastic and always willing to help the children.  Mike, you have always been so helpful and attentive to our needs. Brian, when I met you for the first time I was so impressed how friendly and nice you were and that was so reassuring to me as a parent that I was leaving my two boys in both your capable hands. We are thrilled knowing that our boys are being so well taken care of in such a well organized environment with such caring people.  My boys will definitely be coming back next summer.”
  • Reina E.
“We discovered Kids of Summer a few years ago when looking for summer activities for our son.  It was remarkable to see how his love of the game blossomed during his first Kids of Summer experience.  Since then, we have been involved in Kids of Summer programs during breaks as well as their summer program and have grown to know and become friends with several of the instructors.  The sports instruction has been serious enough to keep our very competitive and focused son engaged and almost more important to us, the culture of respect, good sportsmanship, and fun as the highest priority has thoroughly impressed us.  We unreservedly recommend Kids of Summer and feel very fortunate to have found it.  A true Upper West Side treasure.”
  • Michele G.
If your child loves baseball, Kids of Summer is exactly the kind of experience you want your child to have. Mike and his staff have the perfect combination of what makes kids love this camp; great personalities, real knowledge, individualized coaching, and an overall approach that makes kids want to be at camp every morning.”
– Lisa A. 
“I am writing to let you know I was truly impressed with how Kids of Summer was run, and the professionalism of all the staff. This was our first year at the camp, and my son had an amazing time, and told us he definitely wants to go back again next summer.”
  • Dimitra K.
“The thing that amazes me about Kids of Summer is the coaches and counselors. Not only are they players themselves, they really challenge the campers to improve their skills, demonstrate good sportsmanship, and work as a team. The best thing about Kids of Summer is that it can be multi-sport. My son, who loves baseball and basketball, can play both at the same camp.”
– Sara M. 
“Our son is 11 years old and has attended Kids of Summer for four summers now.  He is so happy and comfortable he does not even consider doing anything else for the summers!  He has made friends that also return year after year and the boys bond and really enjoy each other and the coaches.  Kids of Summer is a friendly, inviting, fun place to play baseball, baseball and more baseball.”
  • Jill M
“My kids have a combined 16 seasons with Kids of Summer. They couldn’t be happier with the program and I can’t imagine a better way for them to spend the summer.  I wish Kids of Summer had been around when I was kid!”
-Ned L. 
“Our son has attended KOS summer camp and winter clinics for the past several years, and he’s already looking forward to returning to KOS this coming summer. The coaches are terrific – they really teach the campers the fundamentals of baseball, while cultivating an overall atmosphere of fun and friendship. The program is very well organized and runs very smoothly, thanks to the dedication and hard work of KOS founder and director Mike Handell. I recommend KOS enthusiastically to other parents whose children love to play baseball and who want to improve their level of play.”
– Laura S. 
“My now 13-year-old son has attended Kids of Summer every summer since he was 9. Every year when summer ends, he talks about counting the days until he can go back. He has had an outstanding experience there. The counselors are kind and supportive, and excellent coaches. Not only does my son have a great time every summer, but he learns a ton about baseball and leaves at the end of it with measurably better baseball skills. I recommend KOS for any kid who loves baseball!”
– Lauren A. 
“The coaches went above and beyond to make sure not only that Eli had a great time at his birthday party, but that every kid did. I was especially impressed because there was a real variety of baseball skill/talent/interest among the kids but by the end, even the ones who started off a little hesitant were playing and having a great time. The coaches were so helpful and surpassed even my expectations.  I would highly recommend this to any parent”.
 — Rebecca D.