Summer Camps in the Rochester Area
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Rochester KidsOutAndAbout
Summer Camp Newsletter 
April 25, 2016

Dear KidsOutAndAbout readers:

Welcome to our Summer Camp Newsletter for 2016. This newsletter will give you a chance to browse through all kinds of camps, subject by subject.

All of the camps listed below also appear in the Master List, our Week by Week Guide to Summer Camps 2016. (If you ever forget that link, just Google "summer camps Rochester" and it will come right up.) But the camps listed below are fun to read about -- there's so many more unusual camps than we had when we were young! Amazing what our kids can do and learn these days.

I hope you enjoy this special edition of our newsletter, and that you forward it to your friends who may also be shopping for summer camps! We'll be back with your regularly-scheduled newsletter on Thursday!

Debra Ross

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Summer at Hochstein

This summer at Hochstein, students have opportunities to try something new, expand their skills, and express their creativity! Hochstein offers everything from half-day Arts in Action Mini-Camps for ages 3-4, a week-long String Jam: Alternative Styles for Strings camp for grades 6+, and ensembles including Percussion Camp, Hochstein School of Rock, String Chamber Music Connections, and Summer Jazz. Seeking individual instruction or to continue school-year classes? Try Music FUNdamentals, Early Start individual instruction, Drum Set or Piano! New offerings include a week-long Suzuki Camp for string players, ages 6-12. This summer, tap into your creative spirit with music, dance, and more at Hochstein.

Rochester Academy of Music & Arts

Summer is a great time to start music lessons! Do so with the music program voted #1 in Arts Education in KidsOutAndAbout's 2015 survey! 

The Rochester Academy of Music and Arts offers lessons in electric and acoustic guitar, voice, piano, drums, violin, banjo, mandolin, bass guitar, keyboards and more. We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues, and classical. Every student is an individual. If you enroll here for music lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. 

Eastman Community Music School

The Eastman Community Music School offers a variety of day programs and overnight music camps for middle and high-school students.

Week-long half-day programs (August 1-5) include:
AM: High School Wind Ensemble Workshop, Middle School Electronic Music
PM: High School Basic Jazz Improvisation, Middle School Instrumental Jazz, High School Electronic Music

Students may also register for 2-3 week residential programs including Music HorizonsSummer Jazz Studies, or the Eastman@Keuka summer music camp. Private lessons are also available for students of all ages, levels, instruments or voice. For complete details, please visit or call (585) 274-1400.

Institute for Creative Music

The IfCM Creative Music Camp invites students to play music in new ways. Everyone can learn to improvise, compose music, use recording technology, and play different styles together (regardless of instrument or genre). This camp focuses on cultivating holistic musicianship and a deeper understanding of playing an instrument or singing both individually and in a group. Teachers and students play and work together to create great music, culminating in a final concert that they wont soon forget! This camp is great for instrumental and vocal students with at least one year of experience who will be entering grades 5-12.
Magical Journey Thru Stages presents an exciting summer 2016 program

A Magical Journey Thru Stages creates fun, high-quality youth theatre. Summer 2016 camps include: The Pirates of Penzance Jr. for students entering grade 5-8,The Knight at Dawn Kids for students entering grade 1-5, and Xanadu Jr. and High School Musical Jr. for students entering 7-10. Also offered are two afternoon theater mini-camps, for students entering grades 1-5 and grades 6-10. The mini-camps are designed to improve your musical theatre skills. Please see for more details. Stages is located at 875 E. Main St 3rd Floor Auditorium Center Rochester, NY 14605, 585-935-7173.

TYKEs (Theater Young Kids Enjoy)

TYKEs KIDStage boasts a fun-filled, action-packed camp adventure PLUS an extraordinary theater experience including swimming, crafts and optional late-nights. 

*2 weeks beginning July 11: The Ever After -- A Musical. 
*Week beginning July 25: HANDS-on!  TYKEs' first-ever sign language theater performance! 
*Week beginning August 1: The Amazing Technicolor Workshop.
*2 weeks beginning August 8: Charming - A hilarious play spoofing life in the Enchanted Kingdom. 
*Week beginning August 22: The Blizzard: A Musical Comedy by You, in which campers brainstorm crazy, fun ideas as they create their own original musical.

Spotlight Studios offers exciting 2016 summer camps

Spend your summer singing, acting and dancing at Spotlight Studios! We have summer performing arts camps for all age groups and abilities. Our youngest performers in grades K-4th and 4th-8th grade are performing the favorites Seussical and Willy Wonka. Combine one of these shows with the "Back Stage Pass," an all-encompassing program that teaches all the back stage aspects of theatre - sets, props, costumes, lighting, etc! Performers in grades 4-12 can join us for Mulan. Our oldest performers in grades 9-College are tackling the broadway hit musical Shrek the Musical. We are also offering Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the popular Reader's Theatre program returns that allows performers all the creativity of acting without having to worry about memorizing! In all these programs, everyone who registers will have a part in the show! All details and registration information are online at

Terry Fyke’s Main Street Players

Terry Fyke's Main Street Players, located at the P. Ken Dennis Theatre, at the Norman Howard School in Rochester is dedicated to nurturing the performing arts for all ages. Students learn to sing, dance and act through shared learning experiences; they gain confidence, learn to trust their abilities, and work as a team. Integrating the diversity of talent into an ensemble are cornerstones of the program.  Register for Enrichment, Mastery Classes, Workshops or our summer production, Mary Poppins (grades 6 - young adult). Terry Fyke will also be directing The Lion King Jr. which is being offered by The Norman Howard School’s Showstopper’s Theater program (grades 1-9). Also learn about the Five Point Performance Company & Disney Performing Arts OnStage! or

PUSH Physical Theatre

After a two-year hiatus, Rochesters award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre brings back its popular PUSH Pins Summer Camp for ages 5-13 on June 27-July 1. Led by PUSH Co-founder/director Heather Stevenson, the camp offers training in physical theatre, mime, dance, acting and more by fellow PUSH members and other local teaching artists. Kids will play, move, and create from 9AM to 2PM daily at Pittsfords First Presbyterian Church. Each day kicks off with a different performance intended to inspire including one by PUSH, and the camp ends with a showcase and dessert reception. Cost is $250, with discounts available. Visit

Next Generation Theatre, Inc

Next Generation Theatre, Inc. offers fun theater education in a Christian environment. This year’s summer camp will be a production of Seussical Jr. No experience necessary! If you like to sing, dance, or make people laugh, this is for you. Camp is open to students in grades 1-10 (fall 2016), and will run weekdays August 8-19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Performances will be August 19 and 20 at La Danse Workshop in Spencerport. Come learn, perform, and have fun! For more information and to register, go to Early bird registration available for full payment by May 15.
Ballet Prestige- Summer Intensive Dance Camp
1855 Monroe Ave., Brighton Commons.

A great opportunity to work on ballet technique--which will improve and enhance all genres of dance.
Level 5/6, Age 14+, June 27-July 8.
Level 3/4 , Ages 10-13, July 11-29.
Free placement class.
Pre-ballet, Ages 4-6, August 1,3,5 -- creative movement and crafts (free).
For more information or to register call 585-704-1903 or visit our website

Summer Dance Camp at Hochstein

Hochstein School of Music & Dance has many dance programs available for the summer. Choose from a variety of dance styles, including Mini Ballerinas & Little Danseurs, Pre-Caribbean/Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet A & B, African Dancing and Drumming, and Children's Intermediate Tap. Here is the link directly to Hochstein's dance summer camps and classes.

Visions Dance Studio

Visions Dance Studio in Henrietta is offering 4-week summer programs. Classes begin July 11th! They will offer classes in Dance, Theatre Dance, Fairy Tale Dance Camp, Theatre Dance Camp, and more! Click here for more information about pricing, age, and experience requirements for 2016.

HF-L Dance Centre Summer Camp

HF-L Dance Centre, where 'Your Star' Belongs!

Summer camp options for children ages 3+.  
Summer class options are: ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, private lessons, and also competition auditions are held for dancers that would like to join our competitive dance teams for the 2016-17 dance year.

We look forward to watching your dancer's dreams take priority with us!
The Art Stop

The Art Stop's, BIG FAT MESSY ART CAMP, for kids ages 5-12. Week long camps, half or full day.All Art, All day! Your child will be able to express their creative side doing a large variety of projects. We do everything from Clay to Watercolor & everything in between. Some of the mediums include acrylics, markers, pastel, charcoal, mosaics, tempera, colored Pencil & much more. This years camps will be at our NEW LOCATION, 1822 Penfield Road, 4 corners of Penfield with a much larger studio.

For more information visit our website.
Sign up NOW for Summer Camp at The Goddard School!

The Goddard School's summer session - powered by STEAM and fueled by FUN! is part of a year round program that provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success.

Our four 2-week summer camps for children from 2 to 6 years old have flexible schedules ranging from two half-days to five full days each week. Enrichment programs also include Dance, Soccer and Tae-kwon-do.

To learn more about The Goddard School and our commitment to excellence in early childhood education call 585-381-0160 or visit us at 131 Sully's Trail Pittsford (Bushnell's Basin).

The Sandbox Indoor Playground

The Summer Drop-Off Program at The Sandbox is a great preschool introduction to summer camp. We offer full and half day sessions especially designed with preschoolers in mind. We offer reasonable rates, themed weeks, before and after care, an excellent experienced staff in a safe, clean, and familiar environment.

Visit our website for more details!

Summer Nursery Program for 3-year-olds at The Harley School

An extension of Harley's school-year Nursery program, the Summer Nursery session is specifically designed for 3-year-olds. Our experienced faculty guide children through a program that cultivates curiosity and builds confidence, creating a positive foundation for learning. Your child must turn 4 by December 1, 2016 but does not need to be enrolled at Harley to attend the Summer Nursery program.
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Summer Fun Camps 2016
Monday, June 27- Friday, August 26, 2016

Campers explore the excitement of science and discovery from backyard finds to outer space wonders at Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Summer Fun Camps. The adventurous spirit of youth ages 2 to 15 comes to life as they discover our world and beyond, meet new friends and experience how science fun can liven up their summer. More than ever before, the principles of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) are integrated into our camps in a truly FUN way. Designed to keep kids actively engaged in a hands-on, minds-on environment, camps including EV3 LEGO Robotics, Candy Chemistry, Sidewalk Science, Green Machines, Maker Minds and others send them exploring daily and keep their curiosity piqued all summer long!

Genesee Country Village & Museum

Get outside this summer! All Genesee Country Village & Museum camps are Monday-Friday, with half-day adventures available for children ages 4-6 and full-day adventures available for children ages 6-16. FREE extended care is offered every day, and for a fee, children can take the bus to and from camp perfect for busy families!

Live just as Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn would have help with animals on the farm go fishing at the creek make bookmarks and cloth dolls bake sweet confectionsre-enact as a Civil War soldierstudy bugs and insects even explore the woodlands as a magical fairy!

There are so many things to see and do here at the GCV&M, and you have all summer to try them! Visit for more details.

ArtsROC Summer Camps

ArtsROC is an innovative school of computers, music & language, located in Pittsford, NY. Register online now for Minecraft Camp at the ArtsROC web site. Take $25 off for multiple weeks! We offer 10 weeks of camp, packed with great hands-on activities: learn to download your own mods, build with LEGOs, and play outside on our new playground! Fun while learning...that's Minecraft Camp!

Summer Science Camp at Nazareth

From magical wizardry to exciting hands-on experiments, the offerings in this summers STC Science Camps at Nazareth College are sure to capture the imaginations of budding young scientists from around the region. Camps for 2016 include: Harry Potter (including Junior camp for younger campers) (July 11-15 and again on July 25-29), Gadgets and Gizmos (August 1-5), and New for 2016: CSI: Mystery at Hogwarts! (July 18-22). All camps are for students age 9-13 and Junior camps for those 6-8. Camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Check our web site for more details. 

Creative Workshop of the Memorial Art Gallery

Make this a Summer of Creativity! Join us for one or more of our 8 weeks of Art Day School. Quality art education for children 6–12. Art Day School provides a fun and engaging experience with drawing, cartooning, painting, collage, puppets, fibers, photography and sculpting. Instructors plan flexible lessons, give thorough demonstrations, and work individually with students to help them realize their own artistic vision. Our classes are held in the studios, outside (when appropriate), and in the Galleries. Register now to secure a spot: 585.276.8959. Visit the Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop page for more information.

iCanCode Summer Coding Camps 

Discover the fun in building games, web sites, interactive stories, and animated projects through coding. Campers in Grades 3-12 work in small groups based on age group and skill level and rotate between MakerStations that allow them to experience different Coding, Engineering, and Robotics platforms for hands-on learning including Game Design in MITs Scratch, Javascript, Unity3D Game Engine, Minecraft Modding in Java, Web Design in HTML & CSS, Raspberry Pi, VEX Robotics and Arduino. Camps run from 9:00AM-3:00PM at 1425 Jefferson Road. Coding instruction is limited to 4 hours/day. Visit, email or call (585)434-5533

Vista Teach

Internationally recognized for our innovative Robotics & Engineering Education Programs, Vista Teach Instructional Services is excited to offer our 8th season of Summer Camp STEM Programs for students entering grades 2 through 10 in Fall 2016.

STEM = Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
Lead teachers are female, former corporate engineers, with years of experience as NYS Certified and practicing STEM Educators at Allendale Columbia School. All STEM Programs are academically rigorous (with mandatory Code of Conduct) requiring individualized programming tasks for each student within their team of two. Our systematic and comprehensive curricula also require all students, grades 2-10, to comment on their code with implementing real world engineering practices as they design and construct smart robots programmed with actuators and sensors. Complete Course Descriptions & Videos provided at: www.VistaTeach.Biz | Contact to be Wait-Listed for the camp sessions already filled.

Sylvan Learning Center

Looking for ways to introduce your child to new and fun experiences this summer? Ways to avoid summer learning loss? You've got to check out our wide variety of interactive camps. We offer Sylvan EDGE STEM Camps in robotics, game design and engineering and Keep Up & Gear Up! Reading & Math camps. Half day and full day camps are available for students in grades 1-6 at our Pittsford 385-9480, Greece 663-6226, Webster 872-1071 and Canandaigua 393-4870 locations. Your child will step into the classroom ready and excited about the new school year. Visit or email for more details.

Camp Invention
Locations in Webster, Henrietta, Pittsford, Churchville, Honeoye Falls and Victor
Phone: 800-968-4332
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children entering grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat, playing high-energy games and building original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. Discounts are available and spaces are limited, so sign up today. For information, call 800.968.4332 or visit

Writers & Books SummerWrite

Do you have a reader or a writer at home? Writers & Books’ SummerWrite camps are the place to be! We offer creative and innovative half-day and full-day programs for kids ages 5-18! We have everything from Magic Tree House to Percy Jackson, comedy improv to Shakespeare, fiction writing to filmmaking, illustrating to songwriting, and much more! Our programs inspire creativity as well as help fine-tune the mechanics of writing and other literary skills, thereby nurturing important human qualities including observation, critical thinking, imagination, and empathy. We offer before and aftercare, and have an extensive needs-based scholarship program. Located on University Avenue in the Neighborhood of the Arts. Visit our website for more information!  

Young Hacks Academy

Young Hacks Academy offers Summer Computer Camps for ages 6-14 using technology to develop real-world leadership skills. A blend of computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing us on the local and global level.

Summer Camps are located in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Click here for info on the camp in the Rochester area. Register now!

The Young Eagle Aviation Day Camp

The Young Eagle Aviation (Day) Camp, conducted by Chapter 44 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)for 16 co-ed youth campers ages 11 -17 on August 8th - 12th at the 3,500 sq. ft. Sport Aviation Center at the Brockport Airport provides a broad hands-on exposure to airplanes and aviation. Includes the science & technology of flight, aircraft construction workshops, a computer flight simulator workshop, drones, and a Rochester Airport field trip. Monroe County's first aviation related day camp. Cost is $225. See for a brochure.
Martial Arts America

Summer Martial Arts Camp
Choose from any or all of our 4 weeks of martial arts camp at Martial Arts America (3 locations in the Rochester area). Campers will learn exciting martial arts moves in a safe, fun environment with certified black belt instructors. Camps run 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with before/after care available. Whether your child is a brand-new beginner in karate or has previous experience, he/she will love the fun and action of this camp. Find out more information at or call us at 585-475-9250.

Summer Camp at Master Kim's Taekwondo

10 weeks of fun beginning June 27 - September 2

Voted Rochester's #1 Martial Arts Studio by D&Cs Rochester Choice Awards and News 10 NBC Rochester Rocs. Don't let this summer be filled with electronic games and gadgets for your child. Instead, build up their bodies and minds with Summer Camp at Master Kim's Taekwondo. Our caring staff provide campers with a positive environment, as well as fun and safe, age-appropriate activities. Our weekly themes will help to foster healthy development and new friendships, build self confidence and much more. Summer Camp begins on June 27 - September 2. Drop off is from 7:30 am and pick up is by 6:00 pm. Sign up today, space is limited! For more information call (585) 377-2000 or email:  

Learn to Row & Learn to Scull with Pittsford Crew!

Two-week sessions start June 13 to August 6, 2016 AM or PM Available.Two-week intervals start in mid or late June. Groups start in the Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center, where beginners can easily learn the basics in a safe environment. Then we move outdoors to the Erie Canal. Participants who have previously taken a "Learn to" program may take advanced sessions.

Learn to Row - open to all students entering grades 8-12.
Learn to Scull - designed for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade. Sculling, which is rowing with two oars, is the perfect way for younger adolescents to learn the basics of rowing. 

Go to to register!

RockVentures Climbing, Kayaking, Adventure Camps

Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, Games & Sand Sports PLUS Climbing/Kayak Skills Camps
June 27 - Sept 2nd, Ages 6-17 (Leader In Training Roles, Kayaking/Advanced Climbing Skill for older youth)
Age-Specific groupings, Experienced and Novice Climbers Welcome, Climbing Merit Badges for full week campers.  Half-Day, Single-Day Options.  Full Days are 8 am - 5 pm, Half-Days are 8-12 or 1-5.
Climbing/Kayaking Skills Camps 9 am - 4 pm, July 18-22, August 15-19.
Contact:, 585-442-5462

Rochester Fencing Club

Try something new and get your Jedi Knight or Swashbuckling Pirate into a fencing camp this summer! We are bringing back our popular FULL DAY camp "Knights and Ninjas" that features ARCHERY, FENCING, and KARATE for ages 8-15, July 25-29 and Aug. 8-12. We also have a HALF DAY Mini Knights and Ninjas Camp for 6-8-year-olds that features fencing and karate, July 18-22. All Knights and Ninjas Camps are held at our brand new facility located at 3335 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road. Need more camp options? No problem! We have plenty of choices including "Fencing, Physics, and Fun: Jedi Forces" at Allendale Columbia, and many others at Harley, Mercy, and various town recreation centers for ages 6-15. All are suitable for beginners or those with more experience. For more information visit our website:, email, or call 585-654-6047.

The Gymnastics Training Center

Experience the thrill of flying on vault and trampoline. Test your balance on beam. Tumble across the floor and swing on the bars. This is not your boring camp schedule! Boys and girls, novice and experienced, explore the world of gymnastics. Our 22,000 sq ft, fully matted facility has competitive quality Olympic equipment, sunken trampolines, 60' TumbleTrak and foam pits in comfortable 69 degrees. "Safety First, Last, and Always" does mix with fun. USAG Safety, First Aid and CPR certified, our coaches are ready to share their joy of gymnastics. Half-day or full-day camp options. JOIN US ON THE ROAD TO RIO Olympics 2016! For more information, visit our web site

Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association

Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association - SBJSA is a summer camp focused on sailing and water recreation education that was founded in 1956 on Great Sodus Bay NY. In the last 60 years, we have served thousands of families and children as they enjoy learning and using our watercraft and facilities. We provide general sailing instruction for children from ages 8-18, including travel racing teams, and we also host a local college sailing team for their spring and fall practice seasons. Our 2016 camp season will run from June 27, 2016 to Aug 5, 2016. Each Learn to Sail and Learn to Race session runs for a full two weeks from 9:30am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. In addition to sailing, we also provide training and use of our kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards, as well as recreational swimming. Please visit the Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association web site for more details, including 2016 tuition fees and registration:

Camp Open Arms

Gilda’s Club Rochester has been serving the Greater Rochester community since 1959. The Club supports over 17,800 people yearly with over 1,200 FREE programs offered to men, women, teens and children who are affected by cancer. We offer our younger members the opportunity for support through creative activities, play and more! We also host an exciting, two-week summer day camp each year for children who have cancer or have a family member who does. Camp Open Arms is free for members, so have your child join the fun! See more of what we hope your child will explore at our Clubhouse.

The Rochester Yacht Club

The Rochester Yacht Club offers a beautiful venue for boating adventures on Lake Ontario off of the Genesee River. With our wide range of program offerings and trained staff, we have programs for all levels of sailors.

Junior Summer Camp at the Rochester Yacht Club gives kids an opportunity to get out on the water and explore the sport of sailing. Registration is open on our web site so be sure to sign up today! Please contact our Junior Sail Director, Liam Faudree at or 585-314-9760 with any questions. Join us on Saturday June 25 for a Summer Kick Off BBQ and Open House.
Check out Harley Day Camp or Summer Academy! 

The Harley Day Camp (Grades K - 6) has a high counselor-to-camper ratio, with a friendly and caring veteran staff. Activities include outdoor recreation, games, arts & crafts, and swimming. We have outstanding air-conditioned facilities, an indoor pool, and onsite medical staff. Lunch is included and early drop off and extended day are available. Summer Academy (Age 3 - Grade 12) offers classes in arts, sports, academics, and driver education. These include fencing, robotics, dance, movie making, STEAM, glass flamework, creative writing, and 3-D printing. Learn more at

Allendale Columbia's 2016 Summer Program: Open to the public for kids age 4 and up!

At Allendale Columbia School, our philosophy is to respond to individual developmental needs with project-based learning and child-centered teaching. Our 42nd Summer Program allows campers to enjoy fun opportunities, dig deeper and explore their interests. This summer, we are offering over 40 summer programs that have a variety of offerings including academics, robotics, arts, photography, drama and even culture and language immersion programs. Camps are open to the public for children ages 4 and upCheck out the 2016 program guide here; there are over 2 dozen camp options!

YMCA Day Camps

YMCA Day Camps: The polls are in and more kids than ever are electing to attend a YMCA of Greater Rochester Summer Camp.  After all, your child will not only build great friendships, but will build confidence for a lifetime!  Whether you choose Overnight Camp or Day Camp, your YMCA offers a winning ballot of activities for every child, including swimming, sports and science.  It’s the complete ticket for a summer of meaningful memory making.  It’s decision time 2016!  Register your child today for the YMCA Camp of their Choice.  Learn more at

Lollypop Farm

Lollypop Farm is the perfect destination for children who want a hands-on experience with animals while enjoying a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at Lollypop Farm every day.

Farm campers will meet many of our animals through visits both inside and out on the farm. They will learn about the responsibilities of owning a pet, practice basic training, feed farm animals, and much more! Campers will also learn all about how the Humane Society helps homeless pets in our community.

Lollypop Farm Camp offers a special opportunity for kids to learn about kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect while having fun.

Seneca Park Zoo

ZooCamp gives your child a unique Zoo experience with curricula designed specifically for each age group. Every day we will explore the weeks theme through animal encounters, activities, games and nature hikes. Campers will work alongside Zoo staff, attend demonstrations around the Zoo and participate in interactive educational experiences. It is our hope that by attending ZooCamp your children will learn more about the wonderful diversity of animals on our planet and the challenges they face. This year we are thrilled to announce that a portion of your camp registration fee will be donated to the International Rhino Foundation, an organization dedicated to research and conservation to ensure rhinos survive for future generations. Register online at or call (585) 336-7213 for more details.

Summer Programs at Alfred University

Have you ever dreamed of attending a camp that combines learning and fun in a beautiful, collegiate setting?  If so, then Alfred University summer programs have just what you’re looking for! It is the perfect place to learn more about a favorite subject/sport, make new friends, and see what it is like to be at college.
Summer 2016 offerings:  Art, Astronomy, Ceramic Glass/ Engineering, Computers, Consumer Chemistry, Creative Writing, Equine Business, Equestrian, Robotics, Swimming and a two-week Theater camp. For specific program details ,please visit our website: We hope to welcome your child to our campus this summer!

Eastside Family YMCA

Camp Eastside is where fun and adventure await your child each day! Give your camper a unique experience that will provide him or her the opportunity to make a lifetime of memories and friendships. Camp Eastside designs its camp program and activities around three key areas of childhood development: relationships, achievement, and belonging. From Eastside Olympics, to Jar Wars or Reptiles Rule, we offer programs for kids of all ages. Campers can go anywhere this summer, but they belong at Camp Eastside!

Girl Scouts of Western New York

Girl Scout camps are open to every girl in grades K-12. Girl Scout camps are located in Monroe, Niagara, Erie, and Chautauqua counties offering opportunities for girls across western New York the chance to experience nature without having to travel far from home. Girl Scout camps in Western New York have just about everything a girl could want —acting, dancing, horseback riding, swimming, and so much more! Campers have options for day camp or overnight camp. Girls are free to participate and try new things in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, with responsible, trained staff to help along the way. Don’t delay, register today! Find a Girl Scout camp near you at

Camp Sisol in Honeoye Falls

At the JCC's Camp Sisol, kids thrive in a well-rounded camp experience that allows them to discover what thrills them and at which activities they excel. This also challenges different sides of each child. At Camp Sisol, campers are free to explore many areas of interest by way of unique and exciting programs.

The Farash Institute for Jewish Education Announces Grant Opportunities

One Happy Camper Grants Available

If your child has never tried Jewish overnight camp before, now is the time to experience it! There are more opportunities for kids than ever before including sports camps, science camps, farm camps, healthy living camps, camps on college campuses, teen tours, a teen entrepreneurship institute, leadership development programs and so much more. For first time experiences at Jewish overnight camp, families can receive up to $1800 off tuition.

Teen Israel Experiences Apply for your Grant Now!

The Freddy Fund of the Farash Institute for Jewish Education provides needs based financial assistance grants for teens traveling to Israel on an organized program lasting 3 weeks up to one year. Teens can also receive $360 just for enrolling in an Israel Experience program. Travel with other teens to discover your passion for Israel and see history come alive by swimming in the Dead Sea, climbing Masada, visiting the Western Wall and hiking in the desert. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore a new land, make lifelong friends and have the best summer ever! 

For all grant details, visit or contact Sharon Gray at 585-434-2700 x-203 or by email at

Camp Stella Maris

Camp Stella Maris is a traditional, values-based overnight and day camp for boys and girls of all ages! Campers participate in a variety of classic and innovative activities across five program areas: ballfield, waterfront, adventure, arts and nature, and spiritual. We believe that campers thrive when they choose to do what they love most. As a result, campers are able to choose their own activities throughout the day. Some of these options include low ropes, drama and dance, archery, water inflatables, gaga,Makerspace, and many more!  Come experience personal growth, wonderful memories and lasting friendships on the shores of Conesus Lake!  For more information visit our web site!

Hawk Circle Wilderness Camp

Hawk Circle Wilderness Camp teaches authentic Native survival, tracking and awareness skills to children and teens near Cooperstown, NY. Campers learn to build shelters, make fire, create baskets, tools and crafts all from the nature around us.   Woven through this experience are appropriate challenges and adventures that teach problem solving skills, leadership, communication and team building, which are all skills that last a lifetime.

Campers sleep in hand made timber frame cabins, eat hearty, nutritious, home-cooked food and connect with our staff, who are experienced mentors and positive role models. Established in 1989 by Ricardo Sierra, director.

Mountain High Adventure Camp

Mountain High Adventure is a fun program filled with outdoor activities for boys and girls from 7 to 16 years of age. Weeks for the 7-12-year-olds may include activities such as canoeing/kayaking, bike rides, treasure/scavenger hunts, a low ropes obstacle course, hiking/Geocaching, disc golf, swimming, slip-n-slide and an overnight to a state park with additional planned activities. The older kids get to spend 6 days in the Adirondacks with rock climbing, mountain hikes, swimming, exploring and a 2-night backcountry canoe trip. All programs are physically active and provide opportunities for learning and personal growth. Group size is limited to 9 kids with 2 counselors. Contact us at to sign up for your adventure today. Click here for more information.

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