Summer Camp Guide 2016


The Ithaca Times and Tompkins County Youth Services Department are pleased to bring you this listing of many summer camps and programs in and around our area. Below are a few things to think about when making a decision.

Be aware there are differences between “camps” and programs, workshops, or classes. Official camps must be registered with the NYS Health Department and meet specific criteria. Some programs, workshops, or classes offered, may call themselves a camp, however, they may be exempt from Health Department regulations due to duration, group size, focus or location. Some programs may be registered as school-aged child care programs through the Child Development Council but still call themselves camps. If you have any concerns or questions, 1) speak with the director of the camp or program you are interested in, 2) contact Kristee Morgan at the County Public Health Department, 274-6688, or 3) contact the Child Development Council at 273-0259 about camps operated by school-aged child care programs (SACCs).

Reduced fees or scholarships: Be sure to ask if scholarships are available, even if the descriptions fail to mention them.

For parents who receive public assistance, contact the Department of Social Services regarding subsidized fees for camps, contact: Robin Collins @ 274-5237

Many camps will provide before and after supervision for an additional fee. Be sure to inquire even if not listed.

Inquire directly about program accessibility for youth with disabilities. For advice, questions or information about mainstreaming youth into recreational programs, contact the Recreation Support Services the Ithaca Youth Bureau (607) 273-8364.

The content was prepared as a public service by Theresa Albert at the Tompkins County Youth Services Department. The Department receives tax support from Tompkins County and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. This information can also be found on the County’s web page


Day camp at the Eight Square Schoolhouse, 1748 Hanshaw Road, Dryden. Activities based on the 1869 diary of Carrie Manning, a local 13 year old with an emphasis on period foods, herb gardening, sewing & textiles, genealogy, nature walks, music, art, period games and journaling. Focus on local archaeology, as it relates to daily theme. Children will be able to excavate on site with a local archaeologist! Limited to 12 participants.

AGES: 9 – 13, co-ed

SCHEDULE: July 18 – 22, 9 am – 3 pm

FEES: $225 full wk; $195/wk for 2 or more siblings

CONTACT: Carole West, , Kayla Sewell (registration), (607)273-8284 x227,,


Cornell Cooperative Extension of TC, summer day program July 5 – Aug 4, Monday-Thursday from 11:30 am – 4 pm. Program held at Lehman Alternative Community School, 111 Chestnut Street, Ithaca. Participants experience hands on activities led by guest artists and scientists. Opportunity to visit the local library, Ithaca Children’s Garden, local science, nature centers and businesses. Explore science, art, technology and engineering, movement and dance activities, nutrition and healthy cooking, activities that support a local environment and community and art projects. Fostering self-discovery and healthy living.

AGES: 5 – 19, co-ed

SCHEDULE: July 5 – Aug 4, 11:30 am – 4 pm

FEES: Sliding scale $225

CONTACT: Ashley Click,, (607)272-2292 x 263 (607) 793-3262; fax (607) 272-7088.


Acting Out NY offering 7 Movie Camps; two for just ages 11-16. Camp held at studio in Center Ithaca, Commons, 171 E. State St, #119, Ithaca. Film acting training. Audition for, cast and shoot a short film to be premiered in a red carpet event on the last day of camp at CINEMAPOLIS! Kids will learn what it’s like to be on a real, independent movie set.

AGES: 6 – 16

SCHEDULE: Camp 1: June 27-July 1; Camp 2: July 11-15; Camp 3: July 25-29; Camp 4: Aug 15-19; Camp 5: Aug 29 – Sept 2. TEEN Camp 1: July 18-22, TEEN Camp 2: Aug 22-26. All camps 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; early pick up between 3-5 p.m.

FEES: $350/week; sibling discounts; partial scholarships.

CONTACT: Darcy Rose, (310)717-5405,


Located at the western edge of the Adirondack Park, just south of Lowville, NY, Aldersgate operates July 10-20 as a resident Christian Summer Camp. Waterfront programming includes: swimming, kayaking, tubing, rowing, and the inflatable Aqua Park. Variety of opportunities for arts and crafts, challenge course, nature study, team and individual sports such as soccer, basketball, biking, fishing, volleyball, archery, and more! Bible exploration, campfires, worship, and traditional camp activities add to the fun.

AGES: 6 – 18

SCHEDULE: week-long session July 10–15, half-week session July 17-20 FEES: Starting $440/week, limited scholarships. Local United Methodist Churches may have funds available. Register by May 1 for $10 off.

CONTACT: Donna Morrison, or (315)364-8756.


Dance School is located at 15 Catherwood Road, Ithaca.

Dance Arts Camp

Camp includes musical theater, choreography, arts and crafts and lots of dancing (ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop styles). Campers will also have 2 art project classes from a guest artist.

AGES: 5-9

SCHEDULE: 5 week sessions: June 27 – July 1; July 5 – 8; July 11 - 15; July 18 – 22; July 25-29. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Before care: 8–9 a.m.; after care: 4–5 p.m.

FEES: $188/week; week of July 5-8: $151. Before & After Camp Care: $40/week.

CONTACT: Karen Gorsky, (607)266-0209,

Pre-Teen/Teen Summer Camp

Designed for the level II, III, IV and Team level dancers. Includes daily lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical styles of dance as well as choreography workshops, musical theater, hair/make-up, and arts and crafts. Themes chosen by the dancers to create their own performances. The dancers will be performing at The Shops at Ithaca Mall on the last day of camp.

AGES: 10-17

SCHEDULE: Grades 5-8: July 25-29; Grades 8-12: Aug 1 - 5; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Before and After Camp care available 8-9 am and 4-5 pm.

FEES: $188 for week; Before & After Care: $40/week

CONTACT: Karen Gorsky, (607)266-0209,

Dance Classes

Five weeks, Tuesday and Wednesday. Register for all or some.

Tuesday: Predance (3-4 yrs): 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Combo I & II, gr. K - 3: 3:30 – 5 p.m., Ballet I & II: 4-45 pm; Ballet III & IV: 5 – 6:30 p.m.; Ballet Teams: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Tap I & II: 5 – 6 p.m.; Jazz I & II: 6 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Teams Jazz: 4 – 5 p.m.; Teams Lyrical: 5 – 6 p.m.; Teams Tap: 6 – 7 p.m.; Jazz III & IV: 4 – 5 p.m.; Lyrical III & IV: 5 – 6 p.m.; Tap III & IV: 6 – 7 p.m.

AGES: 3 - 18

SCHEDULE: Tuesdays & Wednesdays June 28 – July 27. Times vary

FEES: $12/hour or $18/90 minute Combo I and II class.

CONTACT: Karen Gorsky, (607)266-0209,


Boy Scout overnight resident camp at Camp Barton (9640 S. Frontenac Rd, Trumansburg) and Tuscarora Scout Reservation (205 Summit Lake Rd, Windsor). Call to register as a Scout and then to register to attend Provisional Camp. Must be registered Boy Scouts or Venturers.

AGES: boys, 11 - 18

SCHEDULE: July 3 – Aug 6, week-long sessions

FEES: $410/session as a Provisional Scout. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Camping Secretary, (607)648-7888 x113,,


The Taughannock Soccer Club hosts a British Challenger Soccer Camp, at Trumansburg High School Soccer Fields. High-level soccer coaching is provided by a team of international coaches. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Equally important, the coaching staff provides your child with lessons in self-discipline, good sportsmanship and respect for others and the game. Register online before June 24th to receive a FREE British Soccer Jersey.

AGES: co-ed, 3 - 18

SCHEDULE: August 8–12, First Kicks 9 – 10 a.m. (ages 3-4); Mini Soccer 10:30-noon (ages 4-5); half-day: 9 a.m.–noon (ages 6 - 11), 1–4 p.m. (ages 12 - 18); full-day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 7 – 16). NEW: Advance Session (Monday-Thursday) 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (ages 14-18).

FEES: First Kicks: $90; Mini Soccer: $110; Half-day: $160; full-day: $220. Advanced Session: $50. Add $10 to fee after July 29th.

CONTACT: Tammy Parker, , Steve Hughes, 401-213-0463,,


Brooktondale Community Center offers seven weeks of fun including theme days, indoor and outdoor games, crafts and music. Camp is located at the BCC, Valley Road, Brooktondale. Certified by DSS and a few scholarships are available. Enrollment forms will be available at the Brooktondale Community Center, the Caroline Town Hall, Caroline Elementary School, Caroline Farmers Market, Brooktondale Post Office and Brookton’s Market or downloaded from

AGES: Children starting Kindergarten in Fall ’16 - age 14

SCHEDULE: July 5-Aug 19, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 pm

FEES: $60/week. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: or Nancy Hall, (607)539-7515


Camp Gregory, located at 1803 Lake Road, Aurora offers day and overnight camps. Mission is to offer opportunities for campers to live and work together in nature, experience the physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental dimensions of life. White water rafting, canoeing, swimming, survival and overnight outpost camping, orienteering, archery, waterfall hikes, and camp dances.

AGES: Day Camp: Grade 1 – age 16; Overnight Camp: Grade 3 – age 16

SCHEDULE: July 10 – 15 Renaissance/Medieval Week; July 17-22 Pirate Week; July 24-29 Mystery Week; and July 31-Aug 5 Superhero Week. Day camp: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with optional sleepover on Thursday night. Overnight Camp: Sunday 2:30 p.m. drop off; closing ceremony begins at 4 pm Fridays and pick up is until 5 pm.

FEES: $285/week for Day or Overnight camps, optional Whitewater Rafting trip Week 2 for $90. Discount of $25/week off for families sending 3 campers, different weeks, or a total of 3 or more weeks, if the total is paid in advance by June 2nd. Scholarships contact

CONTACT: Ginny Green,, ,


The Coddington Road Community Center offers day camp and a half day recreation program (morning or afternoon) all outdoors on our acreage located at 920 Coddington Road, Ithaca. Enriching activities at our 4 outdoor pavilions include gardening, arts and crafts, drama, music, nature exploration, community guests and special events. Ball field, sand pile, and nature trails are used for sports, games, free play and hikes. The full day camp includes swim trips twice per week. Campers supply their own lunch. Morning and afternoon snack provided; a variety of snack and healthy choices available for purchase at our youth run camp store.

SCHEDULE: Full Day Camp: June 27-Sept 2. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with extended day. Recreation Program: July 5-Aug 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

FEES: Full Day Kindergarten: $192/week; $214/week with extended care. Full Day Elementary (Grades 1-5): $180/week; $202/week with extended day. Full Day Middle School (Grades 6-8): $158/week; $181 with extended day. Morning Recreation: $72/week ($84/wk Kindergarten); Afternoon Recreation: $108/week ($112/wk Kindergarten). Registration Fee required for all programs: $15 non-refundable. Enroll for 8+ weeks to receive a 10% discount. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Coddington Main Office (607)277-1434, fax (607)277-8873,,


The CIT Program at the Coddington Road Community Center is open to teens who are interested in learning leadership and employment skills while participating in hands-on training program. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age. The CIT Program runs from 9 am–3 pm and requires a minimum 2 week commitment (7/11-25). CIT’s paid minimum wage, youth age 16 or older are eligible to work additional weeks based on successful completion of training. The Junior Counselor program is for teens 16 – 17 years, who have completed at least one year of CIT training. Junior Counselors may apply to work as a counselor assistant, based on previous experience as a camper and completion of the training program. A portion of the funding for our youth employment program is provided by the Joint Youth Commission. Youth from the following municipalities will be given first preference for available positions: Village of Lansing, Cayuga Heights, Town of Ithaca, Town of Caroline and Town of Danby. Limited Junior Counselor and CIT positions available.

SCHEDULE: July 11-Sept 2

CONTACT: Coddington Main Office, (607)277-1434, fax (607)277-8873,,


Children’s Specialty Camps & Natural Campground located adjacent to the Hammond Hill State Forest in Dryden, with Camping Opportunities for a diverse community.

Girls Carpentry Camp – girls entering 6 – 12th Grades. August 8-12, 8:30 am – 5 pm. Fee: $550.

Village Camp: ages 6–14, Aug 15-19, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. plus Thursday overnight. Fee: $550. Bus transportation to & from Ithaca included. Project RISE scholarships may be available (for children who have family members who are or have been incarcerated).

Enjoy camping with your family at our new Natural Campground.

July 1-3: Schools Out Kid’s Camping Weekend w/fun activities for kids.

July 4-10: 1st LGBT Family Pride Camping, celebrating LGBT families and individuals w/special activities and events.

July 11-15: First Quarter Moon Camping w/forest hikes and animal tracking.

July 15-17: The Lorax camping weekend w/performance of “The Lorax” & director’s tree walk & tales.

July 18-22: Full Moon camping week w/campfire legends & lores & night hike.

July 22-24: Adoption Connection camping weekend – for adoptive families & friends celebrate with special activities & events.

Visit or contact Susan Rausch (607)844-3178,


Camp Highlight is an overnight camp for children from lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender families. Hosted at the South Mountain YMCA in Wernersville, PA. Primarily a recreational experience. Campers enjoy group games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, campfires, and more. Alongside all this fun is a curriculum that focuses on positive values. Through instruction and activities, we challenge the campers to explore how to become more responsible, cooperative, and compassionate. We hope that by experiencing this focus on positivity in a supportive environment it will encourage the campers to become better people and to impact the LGBT community and society at large.

AGES: ages 8–15

SCHEDULE: Aug 14 - 21

FEES: $999/camper. Financial aid available.

CONTACT: Jackie McGowan or Chris Hudson, (646)535–2267,,


Camp Stomping Ground is an overnight camp, at 434 Page Pond Road, Deposit, NY. An open schedule with the opportunity for children to opt in or out of any types of activities they’d like. Totally unique program offerings; Live Action Role Play, Weird Science, Outrageous Activities, Shaving Cream Wars, Photography, and Body Painting, also archery, lake swimming, boating, hiking, music, sports, etc.

AGES: ages 6–16

SCHEDULE: July 10-15; July 17-22, and July 24-29

FEES: $399/camper/week. Discounts available for multiple siblings. Financial aid available.

CONTACT: Laura Kriegel, (585)489–8880,,


Camp Whitman on Seneca Lake is a traditional sleep-away camp for youth 8+ and youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Week-long camp programs help campers make friends, play, gain independence, and explore their faith in a warm, caring Christian community. Operated by the Presbyteries of Geneva and Genesee Valley.

July 3-15: Counselors in Training CIT (ages 16 & 17)

July 10-12, July 17-19, & July 24-26: Pioneer Camp (ages 6-8)

July 3-8: Anything Goes Week (ages 9-16)

July 10-15: Whitman Olympics Week (ages 9-16)

July 17-22: Water Fun Week (ages 9-16)

July 24-29: Outdoor Adventures Week (ages 9-16)

July 31-August 5: Night Owl Week (ages 9-16)

August 7-12: Mission Trip Base Camp (ages 13-18)

Youth:$175, Chaperones: FREE

FEES: Camp fees range from $150 - $495. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Karen Jensen, Camp Registrar, (315)536–7753,,


The Joint Youth Commission will offer fun, educational and active summer programs for youth currently in or entering middle school in fall 2016. Programs offered to youth who live in the Town of Ithaca (not City), Town of Caroline, and Villages of Lansing and Cayuga Heights. Programs offer opportunities to explore topics such as photography, outdoor adventures, water exploration, volunteering in your community, art and cooking. Programs run 3-4 days/week/topic and meet at a variety of community sites. Some programs have fees, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

For more information and registration form, contact Shelley Lester at 272-2292 x141, Check website starting in May:


Cascadilla Boat Club will run a Youth Learn to Row Program, taking place at the Cascadilla Boat House in Stewart Park. Program teaches participants how to row, calisthenics, active games such as tag and capture the flag. During inclement weather they will watch movies. Attend the morning or afternoon sessions (half day) or both for a full day.

AGES: co-ed, youth in Grades 6-11 (ages ~11–17)

SCHEDULE: June 27-July 1; July 5-8; July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; Aug 1-5. Morning sessions: 9 am – 12:30 pm. Afternoon sessions: 1 – 4:30 pm.

FEES: $175/session half day (morning or afternoon session); $300/session full day (morning and afternoon sessions). Scholarships available; ICSD guidelines for reduced and free lunches.

CONTACT: Martin Van Der Heide,,


Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center, located on Owasco Lake, owned and operated by The United Methodist Church. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Offer waterfront activities including sailing, rowing, canoeing, swimming, kayaking, tubing, waterskiing, the Super Slide, and the Blob. Main camp activities include crafts, challenge course, nature study, and team and individual sports such as soccer, basketball, biking, fishing, volleyball, and archery. Bible exploration, dynamic worship, campfires and all kinds of traditional activities.

AGES: 6 - 18

SCHEDULE: week-long sessions June 26 – August 7

FEES: Starting $440/week, higher fee for specialized programs. Register before May 1st for $10/week off. Limited scholarships. Local United Methodist Churches may have funds available.

CONTACT: Donna Morrison, or , (315)364-8756.


CHSAP Summer Day Camp 2016 is gearing up for two fun-filled sessions. Program is open enrollment again, and held at the Cayuga Heights Elementary School, 110 E. Upland Road. Accepting campers who range from incoming Kindergartners through 12 years of age. Campers will be swimming, visiting local parks, enjoying crafts, playing games, and having a ton of fun in the sun! Field trips throughout the Ithaca area. We strive to create a relaxed environment with trained and professional staff that loves their jobs. Register early, enrollment ends July 20th.

AGES: incoming Kindergartners - age 12

SCHEDULE: Aug 22-26; Aug 29 – Sept 2. 8 am – 5:30 pm

FEES: $250/week before June 24th; $300/week after June 24th. $15 registration fee/camper that covers the cost of a t-shirt and water bottle.

CONTACT: Leah O’Connor, (607)257-0368, ,


Offering a wide range of outdoor activities, including daily hikes, fishing, plant identification and wildlife tracking. Also we institute academic activities and educational programs led by community professionals. Camps are designed to help minimize the effect of summer learning loss while providing an engaging summer experience for our campers. Camp curriculum includes a variety of age-appropriate activities in science, art, and history, including hikes, experiments, games, crafts and art projects. Our brand-new Archery Camp and full-day Preschool Naturalists Camp further tailor our programs to nature-enthusiasts of all ages. All campers (excluding the Preschool Naturalists) will have a chance to swim Tuesday – Thursday each week.

Weekly theme for all camps:

The Helpful and Harmful of the Natural World June 27 - July 1

Insect Investigations! July 4 – 8

People of the Past July 11 - 15

Habitats Are Homes July 18 – 22

A Prehistoric Journey July 25 – 29

Wild About Wildlife Aug 1 – 5

A World of Water Aug 8 – 12

Survival Skills Aug 15 – 19

The Summer’s Greatest Hits! Aug 22 – 26

AGES: 3-14 (campers); 14+ (CITs)


Preschool Naturalists (ages 3-5): Weekly sessions, June 27-Aug 26.

Half day: 8 am – 12 pm; Full day: 8 am - 4 pm

Explorer Camp (ages 5-12): Weekly sessions, June 27 – Aug 26

Critter Camp (ages 7-9): June 27–July 1; July 11-15; Aug 8-12; Aug 22-26

Art Camp (ages 8-12): July 4-8; July 25-29; Aug 1-5; Aug 15-19

Animal Camp (ages 10-14): July 4-8; July 18-22; Aug 15-19

TEAM Challenge Camp (ages 10-14): June 27–July 1; July 11-15; July 25-29; Aug 1-5

Archery Camp (ages 12-14): July 18-22; Aug 8-12; Aug 22-26

CIT Program (ages 14+): Weekly sessions, June 27 – Aug 26


Preschool Naturalists: Half-day: $125/week Members, $150/week Nonmembers; Full-day: $225/week Members, $250/week Non-members

Explorer Camp: $225/week Members, $250/week Non-members

Art Camp: $250/week Members, $275/week Non-members

Critter Camp: $250/week Members, $275/week Non-members

Animal Camp: $250/week Members, $275/week Non-members

TEAM Challenge Camp: $300/week Members, $325/week Non-members

Archery Camp: $300/week Members, $325/week Non-members

CIT Program: $100/week Members, $125/week Non-members

Camp scholarships available through the Young Naturalist Access Program (YNAP) for youth in TC facing difficult circumstances (ages 5-17). YNAP scholarship provides one week of Explorer Camp (pending space). More information/application at

CONTACT: CAMP:Dayna Jorgenson, (607)273-6260 x 227,,

YNAP: Georgia Lesh, (607) 273-6623 x11, ,


Overnight Lacrosse Camp for boys held at LeMoyne College in Syracuse. Campers stay in dorms, meals are included. Four days of instruction and training to improve all aspects of their game. Games played each day to give players the opportunity to put their skills to work.

AGES: boys, age 9-17, Grades 4 - 11

SCHEDULE: July 11 - 14, overnight

FEES: $420 overnight, $375 commuter

CONTACT: Dan Sheehan, (315) 445 – 4463,,


Fee you pay is based on where you reside.

You are eligible for the “Recreation Partnership Discount (RP)” if you live in the Towns of Caroline, Danby, Dryden, Enfield, Groton, Ithaca, Newfield and Ulysses (including all students in Trumansburg schools), City of Ithaca and Village of Lansing. Contributions by these municipalities keep fees lower for residents.

You are eligible for the “City Resident Discount (CD)” only if you live in the City of Ithaca. Call for fee clarification.

CASS PARK DAY CAMP ages 5-8. Half or full day camp. Swim lessons, arts & crafts, drama, recreation, Magic Circle, Wacky Wednesdays, talent shows, and special guests! Full days: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 5-15; July 18-29; Aug 1–12; Aug 15-19

Fees: $240 RP/session for full days; $130 RP/half-day sessions (morning or afternoon). $480 NM/session for full days; $260 NM/half-day sessions (morning or afternoon). Before and after camp care is available: 7:30-9 a.m. for $22 RP/session, $44 NM/session and 4-5:30 p.m. for $22 RP/session, $44 NM/session.

STEWART PARK DAY CAMPages 8 – 14. Half or full day camp Canoeing, sailing, archery, crafts, dancing, fields games, drama, nature, swimming at Cass Park, special guests and more! July 5-15; July 18-29; Aug 1–12; Aug 15-19

Fees: $260 RP/session for full days; $130 RP/half-day sessions (morning or afternoon). $480 NM/session for full days; $240 NM/half-day sessions (morning or afternoon). Before and after camp care is available: 7:30-9 a.m. for $22 RP/session; $44 NM/session and 4-5:30 p.m. for $22 RP/session and $44 NM/session.

STEWART PARK CAMPER IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM: Training program that teaches 15 yr. old campers the art of camp counseling and instruction, the CIT Program gives older campers the opportunity to gain leadership skills that will benefit them both in and out of camp. The program runs from July 5-29, 8:45 am to 4:15 pm. Fees: $510 NM. $255 RP. Limited spots.

LEARN TO SAILages 9-16. The Cornell Sailing School and East Shore Sailing Marina, one-week courses to teach sailing, all levels; must be able to swim 25 yards. East Shore Sailing Marina. morning (8:30 am – noon) or afternoon (1-4:30 p.m.) June 27-July 1; July 5-8 (short week); July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; Aug 1-5; Aug 8-12; Aug 15-19. Fee: $150 RP/session, $300 NM/session. (Session 2: $109 RP/$218 NM).

JUNIOR GOLF CAMP for youth ages 8-17 at Newman Golf Course. Beginners and intermediate level youth. Session 1: July 5-7, July 11-14, Session 2: July 18-21, July 25-28, Session 3: Aug 1-4, Aug 8-11, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.–12 pm. Fee: $145 CD/$190 NM

FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS CAMPfor youth 9-12.Non-contact football basics, both those who have already played as well as those who are new to the game. June 27-July 1, 5:30-7:30 pm. Fee: $65 NM/$50 CD

ART CAMP for youth ages 5-12. Opportunities to create in clay, drawing, painting and sculpting. Ages 5-8: Aug 15-19, 9 am – 12 pm; Fee: $80 RP/$160 NM. Ages 8-12: July 5-15, July 18-29, Aug 1-12, 9 am–12 pm. Fee: $160 RP/$320 NM

IMAGINE THAT ages 4-6. Creative play, theatre games, storytelling, art, movement and music.July 5-15; July 18-29; Aug 1-12, 9 am-12 pm. Fee: $105 RP/ $210NM.

YOUTHEATRE CAMP ages 6–12. Original plays, theatre games, improvisation, music, movement, more. Ages 8-12: Session 1 July 5-15, 9 am – 12 pm

Ages 6-8: Session 2 July 18-29, 9 am – 12 pm

Ages 6-8: Session 3 Aug 1-12, 9 am – 12 pm

Fee: $310 NM; $155 RP

SHOWTIME ages 8-12. Exploring all three aspects of musical theater. Session 1: July 5-8; Session 2: July 18-22; 1-4 pm. Fee: Session 1: $56 RP/$112 NM; Session 2: $70 RP/$140NM

SHAKESPEARAMA youth 8-12.Where else but in Shakespear’s plays can you find teenagers with swords, kings poisoned in the ear, magical donkey heads, ghost at the dinner table, an enchanted forest full of fairies, snobby butlers wearing yellow stockings, and the first ever uses of the words “eyeball”, “alligator” and “upstairs?” July 11-15, Aug 1-5; 1 – p.m. Fee: $70 RP/$140 NM

NEW! FABLE FOLLIES youth 8-12. Week-long class, participants bring a favorite legend to life! Costuming, live sound effects to actors as scenery. July 18-22, 1-4pm. Fee: $70 RP/$140 NM

LET’S PUT ON A PLAY youth 6-8. Performance based class. Youth take part in writing, creating and performing. July 25-29, 1-4pm. Fee: $70 RP/$140 NM

STAGE COMBAT youth 8-12. Learn the specialized technique of creating the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to performers. July 25-29, 1-4pm. Fee: $140 NM/$70 RP

THEATRE BUFFET ages 6-12. Each week “taste” a new theatrical genre or project. Aug 1-5, 1-4 pm. Fee: $70 RP/$140 NM

SUMMER BAND and ORCHESTRA youth in Grades 4–12. This program is designed to encourage students to continue individual and ensemble skill development during the summer months. Lincoln Hall, Cornell University. Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 28-July 28. Beginning Band 6:30–7:15 p.m.; Beginning Orchestra 7:30-8:15 p.m., Advanced Band 7:15–8:15 p.m.; Advanced Orchestra 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $53 CD/$75 NM

OPEN STUDIO TIME Children (ages 9 and up) and adults who have taken pottery classes at the IYB previously. Studio open for use of clay, glazes and wheels with instruction and assistance as needed. Saturdays, June 4, 11 & 18, 12-2pm. Fee: $70 RP/$140 NM

OUTDOOR FIRING CLASS Ages 10 and up. Make pottery, fired using exciting outdoor techniques that produce unique smoke and ash designs! Saturdays June 4, 11 & 18, 10-11:30am. Fee: $55 RP/$110 NM

Services for Children with Disabilities

Inclusion Services at Cass and Stewart Park Day Camps, available for children with disabilities who require an aide. Registration through the IYB required, no additional fee. Limited to children living in TC. Obtain an Inclusion Assistance Application for a 1:1 buddy, contact: Joanie Groome at 273-8364 x165.


SWIMMING for all ages of various skill levels at Cass Park Pool; morning and evening times. or call 273-1090.

IYB SUMMER SWIM CLINIC - Youth wanting to improve stroke mechanics & efficiency, increase aerobic capacity, learn about race strategy, gain endurance and take the next step for swimmers.

TENNISages 5-16+ at Cass Park courts.Evening lessons in May, June, July & Aug. Fee for Youth Only Lessons: $140 NM; $70 RP. Adult & Child classes. A&C Fee: $120 NM, $60 RP per pair.

TAE KWON DO ages 8 and up. Combined beginner and intermediate class. Mondays & Wednesdays; Beginners: 5:30–6:30 p.m., Intermediate: 5:30–7 p.m. Held at the IYB. June 27-July 13; July 18–Aug 3. Fee: $78 NM, $55 CD.

Special Events

FRIDAY NIGHT ROLLER FEVER: Roller Skating at Cass Park! Family Fun Nights 7-9 p.m. June 24, July 8 & 22, Aug 12 & 26, Sept 9 & 23. Skate Fee: $7/person, includes skate rental. $5 if you bring your own skates.

Registrations, Scholarships

Program information and registrations are distributed in the IYB’s “I-PLAYbook” brochure to all students at local schools. Extra copies available at IYB, Cass Park, libraries and at your Town Hall.

Scholarships available based on financial need. Summer registration opened March 14. IYB (607)273-8364, fax # (607)273-2817,


The Clay School will offer pottery camps this summer. Half-day camp week offered in July for ages 11 – 15 and two weeks of full-day camp in August for ages 7 – 12. Students build projects using various techniques such as slab, coil, pinch, as well as being introduced to the potter’s wheel.

AGES: 7 – 12 (Aug full-day); 11-15 (July half-day)

SCHEDULE: July 11 – 15, 1 – 4 p.m. (half-day); August 22 – 26 and August 29 – Sept. 2, 10 am – 3 pm (full-day). Before care (9-10 am) and after care (3-4 pm) available.

FEES: $199/week for July half-day camp; $320/week for August full day camp. Before care: $25/week; After care: $25/week.

CONTACT: Bri Richardson, (607)882-2535,,


All programs are held at the CSMA, 330 E. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street, Ithaca. Contact the CSMA office at (607) 272-1474 or: Financial aid available. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Arts All Around You (AAAY) for ages 6 - 9. Eight one-week sessions. Includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, and time for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks, and theatres highlight fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation of the arts.

SCHEDULE: Weekdays, 9 am – 3 pm; optional aftercare available 3-5:15 pm. Session 1: June 27-July 1

Session 2: July 5-8*

Session 3: July 11-15

Session 4: July 18-22

Session 5: Aug 8-12

Session 6: Aug 15-19

Session 7: Aug 22-26

Session 8: Aug 29 – Sept 2

FEES: CSMA Members: $200/week; Non-members: $267/week.

Optional aftercare 3-5:15 pm at $24/week for CSMA Members or $32/week for Non-members. (Individual membership is $55/year; Family membership is $90/year.)

*Session 2 fees pro-rated.

10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount.

Jazz Institute for ages 11 - 14. July 11 – 15; 9 am-3 pm.

Five-day intensive open to all musicians with at least a basic knowledge of their instrument. Exciting week will include daily band rehearsals, workshops in diverse jazz and improvisation skills, and guest artist performances. Concert on Friday afternoon!

FEES: CSMA Members: $200; Non-members: $267. (Individual membership is $55/year. Family membership is $90/year.)

Galumpha Gang – NEW! for ages 7 - 13. Aug 8 - 19, 9 am - 3 pm. After care available from 3 – 5:15 pm.

Create an original performance including dance, acrobatics, poetry and music with the professional dancers of the Galumpha ( troupe! Unique program in collaborative choreography, weight-sharing, music, and poetry will culminate in a public showcase of new material. No previous experience necessary! Galumpha Gang maintains a safe supportive environment in which participants can immerse themselves and make their own discoveries with unpredictable and astounding results!

FEES: CSMA Members: $465; Non-members: $620. After care available from 3-5:15 pm: members: $24/week; non-members: $32/week. (Individual membership is $55/year. Family membership is $90/year.)

Star Search: Harry Potter and the Long Lost Horcrux for ages 10 - 16. Aug 22 –Sept. 2, 9 am – 2 pm.

Put on an original musical in two weeks! Experience a total immersion in all aspects of musical theatre production, with a performance on the final Friday evening. Intensive, quirky, playful and imaginative, and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment.

FEES: CSMA Members: $360; Non-members: $480. (Individual membership is $55/year. Family membership is $90/year.)


CAU’s Summer Youth Program on north campus combines the academic resources of a great university with the best recreational and social features of a day camp. Mornings focus on educational enrichment courses for all age groups, while afternoons include swimming, bowling, field trips, crafts, and lively workshops. Healthy lunches and snacks included. Four 1-week sessions are offered for kids’ ages 3 - 15 years, in small age-linked groups supervised by college students and teachers.

AGES: 3 - 15

SCHEDULE: Li'l Bears (ages 3-4), Tykes (ages 5-6), Explorers (ages 7-8), Big Reds (ages 9-10) and Junior Cornellians (ages 11-12) attend 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Commuter Teens (ages 13-15) have an extended program, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., lunch and dinner provided, Monday through Friday. A weekly residential option for teens (ages 13-15) with full room and board and 24-hour supervision also is available, Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning.

Four weekly Sessions: July 4-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, and July 25-29.

FEES: Per week: Li’l Bears: $345; Tykes: $445, Explorers: $455, Big Reds and JCs: $465, and Commuter Teens: $710. Residential Teens: $1,260.

CONTACT: CAU, (607)255-6260 to request commuter youth program brochure; to register:


The Cornell Speech & Debate Union, in partnership with the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell, is hosting its fourth-annual International Summer Debate Camp. Camp consists of six days of intensive instruction in argumentation, public speaking and debate and culminates in a full debate tournament amongst campers. Staff will be comprised of internationally recognized debate experts, Cornell faculty, and Cornell students who represent Cornell in national and international competitions. Students have the opportunity to be taught by members of Cornell University’s faculty and gain experience in public speaking. No prior experience required.

AGES: 13 – 19, students in or entering High School in Fall 2016

SCHEDULE: Aug 1 – 6

FEES: $500; some financial support available.

CONTACT: Lindsay Bing, (607)255-7512,


The Cornell Sports School runs camps and clinics for boys and girls, ages 6-19. Held at the Cornell University campus. Offers a variety of different sports camps during the months of June - Aug. Weekly sessions are offered focusing on team and individual competitive sports including: Baseball, Basketball, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Outdoor Adventure, Rowing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Cross Country, Volleyball, Wrestling and an all-sports camp, CUBS Camp.

AGES: 6 - 19

SCHEDULE: Weekly sessions June 26 – Aug 12

CONTACT: Call (607)255-1200, , or


Cornell University offers two-, three-, five-, and six-week academic sessions to high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by June 2016. Students take college courses with leading Cornell faculty, earn college credits, explore careers and majors, and focus on areas including architecture, art, design, and fashion; business, hotel management, and leadership; college success and English for speakers of other languages; debate and literature; engineering and robotics; government, history, law, and public policy; medicine, psychology, research and science; social change and sustainability; and veterinary medicine and animal science. Residential program; students live with and are supervised by head residents and residential community advisors.

AGES: High school students completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by June 2016.

SCHEDULE: 2-, 3-, 5-, and 6-week sessions June 25 - Aug 9.

FEES: 2-week (non-credit) $3,800; 3-week $6,020; 5-week $9,820; 6-week $12,100. Limited scholarships.

CONTACT: Jim Schechter, (607)255-6203, ,


Creative Math Camps are being offered this summer at your local elementary schools! Engage in hands-on, creative workshops where students will explore math’s integral connection to music, art, science, engineering, puzzles, games, nature, computers, and more. Creative problem solving, exploring challenges, analyzing information, developing strategies, and defining our own success in the activities we love doing! Led by experienced, passionate instructors who inspire campers to open their minds and explore each challenge from multiple angles. Camps will be held at different elementary schools in the Ithaca area.

Creative Math Camps are hosted by Math Engaged, a program of the Durland Alternatives Library, a project partner of The Center for Transformative Action (501c3).

AGES: 6 – 12, coed, students who completed Grades K-5 Spring 2016.

SCHEDULE: Camp runs for one week, 9 am – 1 pm throughout July and beginning of August. for locations.

FEES: for fees. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: April E. Leithner, , (914)309-3242,


Come make art for four hours a day, five days a week in a beautiful countryside setting. Explore watercolor, charcoal, pastel, color pencil, and field sketching. Held at 30 Marsh Road, Danby.

AGES: 7 to 99, adult – children combinations welcome

SCHEDULE: Week 1: June 27 - July 1; Week 2: July 4 - 8; Week 3*: July 25 - 29 with Julie Kulik of Eartharts; Week 4*: Aug 8 – 12 with Julie Kulik of Eartharts; Week 5: Aug 15 - 19; Week 6: Aug 29 - Sept 2.; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*Note Weeks 3 and 4 are with Julie Kulik of Eartharts and run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FEES: Weeks 1, 2, 5 & 6 are $165/week; Weeks 3 & 4 have self-determined sliding fee scale of $360-$425. Two half scholarships available.

CONTACT: Camille Doucet, (607)272 - 8781,,


Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Danby Community Council will offer some day programming for youth ages 8 - 14 living in Danby and West Danby. Activities will include nature awareness and wilderness skills, gardening, cooking, community service, games, arts and crafts, and field trips. Suggestions, preferences, and/or ideas welcome. Programs take place in various locations in Danby and West Danby as well as field trips in and around the local area.

AGES: 8 - 14

SCHEDULE: See website for details,

FEES: FREE, donations welcome

CONTACT: Travis Judd, (607)272–2292 x222,


Small summer day camp offered for the entire summer by DICC, located at 506 First Street, Ithaca. Limited to 10 spots/week. Weekly themed projects, swimming, field trips (movies, Sciencenter, etc.).

AGES: 5 - 12

SCHEDULE: weekly sessions June 27 – Sept 2; 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

FEES: $200/week, includes breakfast, lunch, and snack plus an annual $25 registration fee & deposit is required.

CONTACT: Allison Vorhis, (607)272–7117,


Village of Dryden will offer weekly sessions of day camp. Program activities will include arts and crafts, read-aloud, free play time, field trips and more. Camp will be held at the Dryden Elementary School.

AGES: youth entering Grades K - 5

SCHEDULE: July 5 - Aug 12, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

FEES: $70/week

CONTACT: Village Clerk’s Office, (607)844–8122,


Enrichment programs offered to participating-families residing in Hanshaw Village, Congers, and Beaconview Mobile Home Parks in Freeville and Dryden. Programs held at 4-H Acres and other parks in and around TC. Exciting themes will include renovation and beautification projects at 4H Acres, wild-crafting, and hiking, with as much outside time and nature exploration as possible. Programs support experiential and service learning. Details and permission slips available in June

AGES: youth 7 - 18

SCHEDULE: day hours, beginning in July, TBA

FEES: Free for participating-families from Hanshaw Village, Congers, and Beaconview Mobile Home Parks

CONTACT: Nikki Nease, (607)272–2292 ext. 224,


Six weeks, beginning in July, of special interest enrichment programs for youth ages 9-13 living in the Town or Village of Dryden or Village of Freeville. Daily programs held 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Each week is a different theme and will include: arts and crafts, nature activities, cooking, Primitive Pursuits and more. Minimal fees charged for programs, however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Programs meet at several locations throughout Dryden. Contact David Hall, Program Manager (607)272-2292 ext. 223 for information. Registration forms will be available at the Dryden Town Hall and schools, and available in May at:


Earth Arts empower people of all ages to become stewards, naturalists, artisans, mentors, and leaders. Core curriculum combines nature observation, naturalist skills, interpretive tracking, earth arts, survival skills, and bird and animal awareness. Earth Arts is a proud member of a consortium of nature-based education programs and schools in the Northeast U.S.

AGES: 5 - 19

SCHEDULE: Held in Ellis Hollow, Danby, South Hill and Mecklenburg; see website. Early bird registration until May 15th. Before and after care available for some programs.

FEES: Sliding fees and scholarships available; call/email to inquire. CONTACT: Julie Nichols Kulik, (607)279 - 4144,,


The National Soaring Museum in Elmira hosts the annual Eileen Collins Aerospace Camp. Camp is a STEM/aviation day camp with one overnight. Campers will experience glider ride, Cessna ride, museum tours, camp trips, observatory visit, Sapsucker Woods visit, constructing wing ribs, engineering challenges, 3D printing, Challenger Learning Center, overnight spent at the National Souring Museum, Elmira-Corning Regional Airport tour, rocket building and launching.

AGES: 9 – 14, separate weeks for boys and girls

SCHEDULE: Boys: July 25 – 29; Girls: August 1 – 5; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FEES: $400/camper; scholarships available. Limited to 30 campers per week.

CONTACT: Kaye Norton, National Soaring Museum, (607)734-3128,,


Lions Camp Badger, located at 725 LaRue Road, Spencer will operate a special needs overnight and day camp. Campers build greater self-awareness, confidence, and independent skills, while providing their care-givers a break from the demands of constant care. Campers discover their own interests and abilities, practice social and life skills, make friends, and have fun. Daily guest speakers provide different learning based experiences including nature hikes, specialized crafts, sports, archery, and other outdoor activities.

AGES: Session 1: 13 – 20; Session 2: 21 – 27;

SCHEDULE: Session 1: July 3 – 15; Session 2: July 17 – 29. Day Camp: weekdays only, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

FEES: Varies, contact/visit website. Limited camperships available.

CONTACT: Cynthia Reuter, (607)589-4800,,


Enfield's Community Council Summer Day Camp offers a camp which will enhance the children’s growth, well-being, and social development by incorporating one or more of the following components into all camp activities and projects: educational and or recreational objectives, physical fitness and cultural studies including art and music. Held at the Lower Robert Treman State Park, North Shelter. Programs and activities will include sports, drama, board games, hiking, arts & crafts, science, swimming, music, games, stream exploration, cooking, outdoor education program, sewing, and literacy activities. Field trips include: Watkins Glen, Taughannock State Park, Sciencenter, Hangar Theater, and mini-golf. Presenters include Tin Can Fantasy Factory. Weekly camp specials: sno-cones, ice cream sundaes, water day, smores, tie-dye and Peanut Hunt. Camp provides the setting to make new friends and strengthen existing friendships. Applications due June 15th to reserve your space. Camp applications available through Vera Howe-Strait, at the Enfield Elementary School and Enfield Town Hall,

AGES: 4–13; CIT Program for 14-15 year olds.

SCHEDULE: July 5–Aug 12; Base camp: 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. Before and after camp care available from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee.

FEES: Residents of Enfield Fee: $400/child for 6 weeks. Before camp: $185/ child for 1-5 days/week. After camp: $250/child 1-5 days/week. Non-Resident Fee: $500/child for 6 weeks. Before camp: $185/child for 1-5 days/week. After camp: $300/child for 1-5 days/week. Limited scholarships.

CONTACT: Vera Howe-Strait, Camp Director, (607)280-2317 or (607)273-1413,,


A fun, new and different camp for your children! Camp held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Ithaca. Children will learn the importance of eating healthy food, how to use basic kitchen utensils, how to read and make sense of recipes, how to make salads and easy foods, how to make and decorate cookies, and more. All food is provided and organic ingredients are used. Campers receive a chef hat, apron and special cookbook to take home!

AGES: 4–5; 6-7; 8-10

SCHEDULE: June 27-July 1; July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; Aug 1-5; Aug 22-26, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm; after camp care from 1:30-3:30 pm for an additional fee. FEES: $340/week, includes $100 non-refundable deposit and lunches. Supervision 1:30-3:30: extra $10/week per child. Supervision 3:30-4 pm: $15; if child picked up after 4 pm, cost is $1/minute. Sibling discount of $25/week. $35 off fee if registered before May 6.

CONTACT: Eva Orosz, (650)771-6440,,

GIRL SCOUTS of NYPENN Pathways Summer Camp

Girls don’t even have to be Girl Scouts to take part in any of the exciting programs being offered. There are two resident camps girls can attend, Comstock near Ithaca and Trefoil in Harrisville. Also mini-camp sessions available for younger campers.

Some programs being offered at Comstock Adventure Center this summer are Canoeing Cayuga for girls going into grades 6 and up; H2O Extreme for girls going into grades 4 & 5; and Outdoor Detective for girls going into grades 2 and 3.

Some programs being held at Trefoil this year include Up in the Trees for girls going into grades 4 & 5; Creative Crafts for girls going into grades 2 and 3; and Designed by You for girls going into grades 6 and up.

Camp CEO returns to Comstock! Aug 18-21, gives girls in grades 9-12 the opportunity to spend the weekend learning from, and networking with, some of the area’s top women executives. Traditional camp activities while girls find out what life is like in a variety of careers and gain some insight into the challenges and triumphs of these professional women.

Financial assistance to attend any camp program is available for Girl Scout members. For more information or to register, visit or 800-943-4414.


Day camp offered, held at the Groton Jr/Sr High School. Program activities will include arts and crafts, nature, academic enrichment, games, science, swimming, snacks and hot lunch. Registration packets will be sent home with Groton Elementary students and available by mail.

AGES: 6 - 12

SCHEDULE: July 5–Aug 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Before and after camp care are available.

FEES: $95/week. Partial scholarships are available.

CONTACT: Monica Dykeman, Camp Director (607)272-4833 ext. 230,


Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre offers kids aged 7–18 an unforgettable summer of training and fun in the performing arts! Wide variety of classes, kids learn from professional artists. Classes run July 11 - Aug 26, morning, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and afternoon, 1:30–5 p.m.

Hangar Plays! Week: July 11-15

Grades 3-4: World Premiere, Magic

Grades 5-7: Theatre Improv, World Premiere

Grades 8-12: Scene Study, Movement for the actor

Musical Theatre Dance Week: July 18-22

Grades 3-4: Story Dance, Beginner Contemporary Modern Fusion

Grades 5-7: Intermediate Contemporary Modern Fusion, Lyrical Dance

Grades 8-12: Advanced Contemporary Dance, Bring It On: Broadway Grooves and Funk

The Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre’s Production of Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by David Stern

Featuring the favorite songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings”. Music by Leigh Harline, lyrics by Ned Washington from the Walt Disney Motion Picture Pinocchio.

Rehearsals: July 25–Aug 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Show Performances: August 11-13.

Behind the Scenes Week: Aug 15-19

Grades 3-4: Stagecraft, Puppetry

Grades 5-7: Intro to Design, Masks!

Grades 8-12: Writing and Performing Monologues, Directing

Musical Theatre Singing Week: Aug 22-26

Grades 3-4: Show Stoppers, Group Singing

Grades 5-7: Broadway Songbook, Intermediate Singer/Songwriters

Grades 8-12: Advanced Singer/Songwriters, Broadway Spotlight

FEES: Individual classes: $175 for half day (one class) per week; $325 for full day (two classes) per week. My Son, Pinocchio Jr. only: $455 for rehearsal & performances.

Full day of classes all summer AND My Son, Pinocchio Jr. (rehearsal & performances): $1,550 (a $200 savings!). Financial aid is available; complete the Next Generation Scholarship Application along with the Registration form.

CONTACT: Education Dept, Hangar Theatre, (607) 273-8588, ,


Full day camp for 3 - 5 years old offered in a quiet country setting, held at Happy Way at 298 North Road, Freeville. Activities include math, science, nature studies, arts and crafts, music, sports, literature, language, and special visitors.

AGES: 3 - 5

SCHEDULE: Session 1: July 5 – 29; Session 2: Aug 1 – 26. 2, 3, or 5 days a week, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

FEES: $725/session for 5 days/week; $475 for 3 days/week; $355 for 2 days/week.

CONTACT: Julie Hines, Director, (607)844-8278,


Summer day program offers expert instruction for children ages 4 years old and up! Offer full and half-day programs. For both beginner gymnastics and those with years of experience. All gymnasts receive instruction on the gymnastics events including our trampoline and 40 foot tumble trak. Located at 215 Commercial Ave., Ithaca.

AGES: 4 years old and up

SCHEDULE: Weekly sessions June 27–Sept 2; Full day: 9:30-4 p.m., Half Day: 9:30-12:30 or 1–4 p.m. Early drop off 8 a.m., late pickup until 5:30 p.m. NO FEE for early drop off or late pick up.

FEES: Full day: $199/week; Half day: $122/week. Siblings are $15 off/week. Register for 3 weeks or more, only $179/week.

CONTACT: Head Over Heels Gymnastics, (607)273–5187,,


IC3 Summer Camp offers children entering grades K-5 in the fall a lively learning environment in which to play, create, and explore. Held in a spacious environment located at the Vineyard Church, 23 Cinema Drive, Ithaca.

Access to 2 playgrounds, a basketball court, and soccer field allowing children to explore their natural environment and take advantage of the beautiful summer days. Use of an indoor gross motor play space and classrooms.

Each week is a different theme! Campers take nature walks, play water games, prepare healthy snacks, make arts & crafts, host guests from the community, attend Kiddstuff performances at the Hangar Theatre, swim weekly at the Borg Warner pool & at local state parks, and go on a variety of field trips related to the weekly theme!

The program runs weekdays, 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., from June 27 – September 2. Closed July 4th. Peanut and nut free environment.

AGES: Entering Kindergarten – 5th graders (ages 5 – 10)

SCHEDULE: Week 1 Outdoor Explorers June 27-July 1

Week 2 Make a Difference July 5-8

Week 3 Mad Scientist July 11-15

Week 4 Carnival Craze July 18-22

Week 5 Wet & Wild July 25-29

Week 6 It’s A Jungle Out There August 1-5

Week 7 Camp’s Got Talent August 8-12

Week 8 Color Olympics August 15-19

Week 9 Inventor’s Workshop August 22-26

Week 10 Say “Yes” to the Mess August 29-Sept. 2

Closed July 4th. 7:30 am - 5:45 p.m.

FEES: $235/week ($190 for wk of July 5-8), 10% discount if registered for all 10 weeks. Refunds only granted before May 15.

CONTACT: Erin Fitzgerald (607)257–0200,, registration forms


If Only Farm invites you to two week-long sessions of Equestrian Day Camp. Children, any level of riding experience, are welcome. Campers receive instruction on riding and the care and handling of horses, with an emphasis on safety, good horsemanship and having fun! Beginners focus on learning balance and building confidence, while more advanced riders on refining their riding and showing skills. Each day includes games on horseback, instruction on riding equipment, horsey crafts and activities, and plenty of opportunity to groom and bond with our horses. For more information and Application forms

AGES: 6 – 17

SCHEDULE: July 11–15 & Aug 8-12; 9 am – 1 pm

FEES: $375/week; $150 non-refundable deposit

CONTACT: Susan Lowe, (607)347–4615,,,


Create superb, extraordinary and awesome art, design and fashion projects at Ithaca Arts, 1458 Slaterville Road, Ithaca. Full day and morning/afternoon Art Camp for ages 5-12 and afternoon Teen Art Camp ages 12-17. Use genuine artist materials and learn pro-style techniques while exploring world cultures through art and crafts. Campers take home a different substantial body of work each week! Many of our projects are based on arts and crafts from around the world, teaching about other cultures.

FULL DAY KIDS ART CAMP: One-week sessions; ages 5 – 12, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Extended camp available until 6 pm, early drop off too. Consists of Morning + Afternoon Art Camps . Available June 27 – July 22.

MORNING KIDS ART CAMP: One-week sessions; ages 5 – 12, 9:30 am – 1 pm.

June 27–July 1 Asian Art Workshop;

July 5-8 Jewelry Design and Accessories;

July 11–15 Fashion Design;

July 18–22 Tiles and Mosaics;

Aug 1-5 Harry Potter Camp;

Aug 8-12 Fashion Design;

Aug 15–19 Doodle Art;

Aug 22-26 Ancient Art

AFTERNOON KIDS ART CAMP: One-week sessions; ages 5 – 12, 1 – 4:30 pm. Extended camp options until 6 pm, early drop off.

June 27–July 1 Architecture Art Workshop;

July 5-8 Story-Writing, Illustrations and Book Making;

July 11–15 American Girl Doll Clothing;

July 18–22 Printmaking

TEEN ARTS CAMP: One-week sessions, ages 12 – 17, 1 - 3:30pm. Campers work with high quality professional artist materials, and make unique, creative projects.

Aug 1-5 Fashion Illustration;

Aug 8-12 NYC Architecture;

Aug 15-19 Fine Art Focus Still Life Paining;

Aug 22-26 Fine Art Focus Modern Collage

EXTENDED ART CAMP AFTERNOON PROGRAM: Fun afternoon activities, games, indoor and out, camp crafts and field trips to go swimming at the Ellis Hollow pool!

AGES: 5–17 (5-12 Kids Camp, 12-17 Teen Camp)

SCHEDULE: weekly June 27–Aug 26, 8-9:30 am (Early drop-off, recreation); 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (Kids Full Day Art Camp); 9:30 am – 1 pm (Kids Morning Art Camp); 1-4:30 pm (Kids Afternoon Art Camp); 1 - 3:30 pm (Teen Art Camp); 4:30, 5 or 6 p.m. pick up (Extended Day)

FEES: $195/week Kids Morning/Afternoon Camps; $175/week Teen Camp; $295 Kids Full Day Camp. Multi-week discounts. Early drop and afternoon fees vary, email or call or check web site. Scholarships may be available.

CONTACT: Debra Jacoby, (607) 272-3580, Register at or download forms.


The Ithaca Ballet summer dance program offers an intensive 6-week or 3-week program that provides a solid foundation in classical ballet from beginner to pre-professional levels. Previous ballet training is not required. Studio located at 504-506 N. Plain Street, Ithaca.

All levels: Daily ballet classes plus jazz, modern, and conditioning classes, Workshops in music, stagecraft, nutrition and more, Recreation, Performances at the end of each 3-week session

Intermediate-Advanced levels: Daily Pointe classes, Variations from the classical repertoire, Partnering class.

AGES: 8 - 18

SCHEDULE: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; 6-week session: June 27–Aug 5. Two 3-week sessions: June 27-July 15 or July 18–Aug 5.

FEES: 6 weeks: $1,000; 3-week sessions: $600; $100 deposit due June 1.

CONTACT: registration materials and information


The Office of Extended Studies, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-7000, (607)274-3143

Summer College for High School Students,

One week session, June 26 - July 1, 1 course, non-credit.

Three week session, July 4 - July 22, 1 course, 2 to 4 credits.

Application deadline: May 1st

Summer Piano Institute,

June 23-July 2, for talented pianists aged 12-18.

Application deadline: April 1st

Ithaca Writers Institute,

July 4 - 15, residential writing program for high school students.

Application deadline: May 1st


Create digital films, computer games, act and enjoy summer fun at Ithaca Media Arts, 1458 Slaterville Road, Ithaca. New programs this year include Teen Camp, Virtual Reality (VR), Afternoon LAN Party, and a new simplified Full Day ( 9 am – 5 pm), School Day (9am-3pm), Morning (9 am-1 pm), and Afternoon (1-5 pm) registration system for Tech/Engineering & Filmmaking/Animation camps. Extended hours 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. available. All programs Mon-Fri (except "Try-It" and 4-day week of July 4).


NEW! TEEN PROGRAM (Afternoons 1:30-4:30pm) for ages 12-17 Build A Web Site (June 27-July 1), 3D Print-Paint-Animate (July 5-8), Virtual Reality (July 11-15), Documentary Filmmaking (July 18-22), School of Rock & Mixing (Aug. 1-5), Flash Animation (Aug. 8-12), Acting for Film & TV (Aug. 15-19) and Virtual Reality again (Aug. 22-26).

FILM & ANIMATION ACADEMY ages 8 – 18, options of Full Day (9 am - 5 pm), School Day (9am - 3pm) Morning Academy (9:30 am-1:00 pm) or Afternoon Academy (1:00–4:30 pm).

iPAD FULL DAY MOVIEMAKER CAMPfor ages 7-17. (9am - 5pm weekly).

KIDS MEDIA MAKER CAMP for ages 7-14 (10am-1pm weekly).


JR. LEGO ANIMATION & CLAYMATION CAMP For ages 4–9, 9 -10:30am, 11 am - 12:30pm, 1 -2:30pm, or "School Day” 9 am-2:30pm; or a “Full Day" until 5 pm.

iPAD AFTERNOON FILMMAKING CAMP For ages 7-17. Weekly: June 28 – Aug 27, 1- 5 pm. Available every week.

ROBOTICS CAMP ages 8–17. 9:00-11:00 am.

3D PRINTING CAD MAKER CAMPAges 8–17. 11am-1:30pm.

MINECRAFT & ROBLOX GAME MAKING ages 8-17. 1:30-3:30 pm.

NEW! AFTERNOON LAN PARTY & TECH/GAME PLAYAges 8-18. 3:30- 5:00pm, late pickup available.

JUNIOR ACTING WORKSHOPAges 5-10. 10:30am-12:30pm.

MAKE A WEB SITE CAMP Ages 8–17. 1:30-4:00 pm.

CARD GAME CAMP with YU-GI-OH! DUEL ACADEMY ages 7–18. 12-1:30pm (offered July 11-15, Aug. 8-12, Aug. 15-19, Aug 22-26).

AFTERNOON RECREATION/LATE PICK-UP Register in half-hour increments, early morning drop-off starting at 8:00am, late pick-up until 6:00pm.

TRY-IT CAMPAn easy way to check us out for one day before committing to a full week-long program. ONE-DAY program offered 11 am-2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays most weeks in July and Aug.

AGES: 5 – 18 (see specific ages for each program), co-ed

SCHEDULE: weekly June 27–Aug 26, closed July 25-29. See individual camp program

FEES: Jr. Lego Animation $135/week, Media Maker Camp $195/week, Morning/Afternoon Academies $275/week, Full Day Jr. Filmmaker $395/week, Engineer or Filmmaker Camp $395/week School Day, $495/week Full Day, Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Games $75/week, Try-It! one-day camp $50. Discounts for multi-week registration. Scholarships may be available. 10% sibling or friends (on same registration) discounts. Deposit of $75 required at time of registration.

CONTACT: Julee Johnson, (607) 272-3580,, online registration and information.


IMS offers a summer camp program open to all children in the greater Ithaca community ages 3 through 9. The program takes place at 12 Ascot Place, Ithaca.

AGES: Primary3 - 5; Elementary 6 - 9

SCHEDULE: Session 1: July 5-15, America the Beautiful; Session 2: July 18-29, Nature Scouts; Session 3: August 1-12, Insects; Session 4: August 15-26, Olympics

Half Day Programs: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Full Day Programs: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Before & After camp care available from 7:30–8:30 a.m. and 3:30–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Half day: Session 1: $475, Sessions 2-4: $525/session.

Full day: Session 1: $580, Sessions 2-4: $635/session.

Before Camp Care: $100/session. After Camp Care: $200/session.

CONTACT: Uniit Carruyo, (607)266-0788,,


The Ithaca Waldorf School, located at 20 Nelson Road, Ithaca, offering a summer camp. Each week offers a variety of themes and activities, mostly outside, but with some indoor crafting opportunities as well. School is surrounded by 80 acres and an organic, biodynamic farm, which campers will visit.

AGES: 4 - 11

SCHEDULE: Weekly sessions June 13 – July 22; 9 am – 3 pm

FEES: $250/week for 4-7 year olds, $275 for 8 – 11 year olds. Discounts for multiple weeks and siblings.

CONTACT: Jessica Elkins, (607)256-2020,,


The Ithaca Yacht Club offers a sailing day program, instruction is held Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 4:30, with drop-off at 8 am and pick-up at 5 pm available. Waterproof hats (w/strap), closed toed water shoes and sunscreen are a must. Children will learn beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques in Optimist (dinghies), and 420s. The Racing group is introduced to inter-club competition (where they travel with volunteer parents and instructors to other yacht clubs for racing). We will have an Opti Racing Team and a 420 racing team. All sailors must complete a minimum swimming requirement of 50 yards. We recommend completing this requirement with the lifeguard on duty before the first day of the program.

AGES: 8 – 17

SCHEDULE: Weekly sessions beginning June 27 – Aug 26; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Drop off after 8 am, pick up by 5 pm.

FEES: $225/week for Club members; $295/week for non-members; non-refundable. 10% sibling discount. Club members receive a discount for 4+ weeks of enrollment.

CONTACT: Chris Rogers, with program questions. Registration info:


The Joint Youth Commission will offer fun, educational and active summer programs for youth currently in or entering middle school in fall 2016. These programs are offered to youth who live in the Town of Ithaca (not City), Town of Caroline, and Villages of Lansing and Cayuga Heights. Programs will offer opportunities to explore topics such as photography, outdoor adventures (wilderness skills, hiking, and overnights), water exploration, volunteering in your community, games, sports, art and cooking. Programs run 2-4 days per week per topic and meet at a variety of community sites. Some programs have fees, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

AGES: 10 - 14


FEES: FREE; donations are welcome.

CONTACT: Travis Judd, (607)272-2292 x 222,

KARATE CAMPS: Self-defense & Empowerment

Ithaca Karate Harmony with Nature School offers 3 sessions of a morning karate camp. Held at 122 E. King Rd, Ithaca, the Andrea B. Riddle Center for Music Movement & Art at EAC Montessori School. Activities include traditional karate, self-defense and assertiveness training, Bo/Long staff training, stories, and Five Animal Play Qigong with daily themes based on an ancient energy practice.

AGES: 6-12, coed

SCHEDULE: 9:00 a.m. – noon; Session 1: June 27-July 1, Session 2: July 25-29, Session 3: Aug 22-26 (for intermediate/advanced level juniors, held at Upper Buttermilk State Park).

FEES: $130/session

CONTACT: Kathleen Garrity, , (607)273-8980,


Sessions offering specific Mind, Body, Spirit support training, for each camper to embrace sincerity, confidence, patience, self-discipline and bully-defense.

When school ends our Camps begin. Ages 4-15.

Located at 335 W. State Street, Ithaca.

Contact Seishi Karate Honbu, (607)277-1047,,


A program of The Mental Health Association in T.C. Day camp for youth who are experiencing a mental or emotional health issue and/or developmental disability, or who have an immediate family member struggling with such a diagnosis.

Held at the Henry St. John Building Gym in the morning; after lunch at Cass Park. Provides the opportunity for children who may not be appropriate for main stream camp environments because of their individual special needs. We provide activities such as arts and crafts, sports games, playground access, nature trail hikes, swimming at Cass Park, and trips to plays at Hangar Theatre, the Science Center, Cayuga Nature Center, and the Johnson Museum of Art. Mandatory parent/guardian meeting on June 14th.

AGES: co-ed, 5–18 years old

SCHEDULE: weekly sessions July 5–Aug 12; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

FEES: $120/week/child. Scholarships available. A partial fee will apply.

CONTACT: Melanie Little, (607)273-9250,,


The Town of Lansing Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of camps and programs. Included a day camp, art, basketball camp, cooking camps, soccer, robotics camp, golf, rock climbing, sailing camp, nature escape camp, kayak paddling, horse riding camp, bowling, baseball camp, Spanish camp, swimming lessons, tennis, track & field, reading camp, archery, orchestra camp and much more. Scholarships may be available. Specific details are included on the program registration form and web site. Please call (607)533-7388 or email or


Variety of programs offered for students in the Lansing School District entering grades 5 – 9. Weekly themed programs will run throughout the summer, in addition to special one-day trips. Times of sessions vary. Programs meet at various Lansing sites, including Lansing Middle School. Fees vary by program. Scholarships are available. Contact Katie Turner, Lansing Program Manager, for a program brochure or more details at (607) 533-4271, ext. 2118 or Program brochures available in May

L.E.A.F.(Learning.Exploring.Arts.Fun) SUMMER DAY CAMP 2016

A free day camp for adults, ages 18 and over, with developmental disabilities offered for three one-week sessions at the southern pavilion in Robert Treman State Park. Within a general arts and nature theme, campers will swim, cook, sing, hike, paint, and welcome visiting artists, musicians, magicians, Tai Chi and more. Care-givers, support-fur-friends and volunteers welcome.

SCHEDULE: June 27 – 30; July 25 – 29, and August 22-26; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. LOCATION: Southern Pavilion in Robert Treman State Park

FEES: Free!

CONTACT: Susan Franklin, (716)698 – 2459, or

LEARNING WEB’s – Summer Community Service Program

Opportunity for youth who live in Villages of Lansing and Cayuga Heights or Town of Ithaca and interested in participating in community service projects. We’ll travel around to different sites in Ithaca to lend a hand with service projects. They’ll also learn team building and be able to plan/execute their own project to finish up the session.

AGES: 11–14 and or having complete grades 6, 7, or 8

SCHEDULE: 6 weeks, two mornings per week from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. July 5 – August 11. Choice of Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays groups.

LOCATION: St. Catherine of Siena Church

FEES: Free! Snack included

CONTACT: Tyra Mazzer, (preferred) or (607) 275 – 0122.


Lime Hollow, 338 McLean Road, Cortland offering 10 weeks of camp. Step into an adventure as you participate in outdoor activities and learn to connect with nature. Each week has a different topic. Half-day camp for 3 -5 year olds and full-day for ages 6-14 years old. Youth ages 9-14 will have some optional overnights during designated weeks. Youth ages 14-18 will have some traveling overnights.

AGES: 3 - 18

SCHEDULE: 10 weeks of camp, June 27 – Sept 2. Half-day (ages 3-5): 9 am – 1pm; full-day (ages 6-14): 9 am – 4 pm. Ages 14-18: 8 am – 5 pm with traveling overnights.

FEES: Half-day: $120 members, $130 non-members; Full-day: $190 members, $210 non-members. Multiple week discounts.

CONTACT: Rachel Busch,, (607) 662 – 4632,


For ages 5 - 18 held on the campus of Mansfield University

Overnight Individual Camps: July 25 – 28 (ages 7-12 and 13-18)

Elite Specialty, Pitchers & Catchers, Hitting Camps: July 18 – 20 (ages 7-12 and 13-18)

Mountaineer Day Camp: June 13 - 16 (ages 7-12 and 13-18)

Future Mountie: June 13 – 16 (ages 5-7)

FEES: Call for details

CONTACT: Harry Hillson, (570)404-2632, Register online


Embracing real self-discipline for success, sincerity, confidence, patience, compassion and performance. Seishi Karate, Kata, self-defense, Kumite, Meditation, Philosophy, Mind, Body, Spirit support training. Specific training and workshops in: 1) Bo-Jo-Sai & Tonfa (karate weaponry), 2) Kendo & laido (swordsmanship), and 3) Kyudo (traditional Asian archery/meditation).

Ages 4-15. Specific training/workshops, ages 6–15.

Located at 335 W. State Street, Ithaca.

Contact Seishi Karate Honbu, (607)277-1047,,


Ultimate Athletics Martial Arts Fitness and Training Center, at The Shops at Ithaca Mall, offers a day camp, open and valuable to all genders ages 5–12. Camp is designed to provide kids with experience in martial arts including boxing, kick boxing and grappling as well as information about bullying and safety. They will also participate in games, arts and crafts and fun activities that will help them build teamwork skills and self-confidence. Spaces are limited; early enrollment encouraged. Registration deadline is August 1st. Forms available online and at Ultimate Athletics.

AGES: co-ed, ages 5-12.

SCHEDULE: Aug 15-19; Aug 22-26; Aug 29-Sept 2. 9 am – 5 pm

FEES: $300/week

CONTACT: Kate Springer, (607) 319–0685,,


Day program offered, students will engage in workshops rooted in computer coding and mathematics throughout the mornings, developing the skills to design their own goals and break down problems to algorithmically create step-by-step solutions. Coding workshops teach students the tools of computer science including how to use variables, functions, loops, conditional logic, design patterns, different programming languages, and more. Mathematical workshops will emphasize the power of combining intuitive math with problem solving skills as students apply mathematical reasoning to designing games, composing music, solving complex puzzles, and more.

Math & Coding Week is hosted by Math Engaged, a program of the Durland Alternative Library, a project partner of The Center for Transformative Action (501c3). Check for dates and location.

AGES: coed, 12 – 14, students who have completed Grades 6, 7 or 8 in the Spring of 2016.

SCHEDULE: 9am-3pm, dates TBD

FEES: $300; Scholarships available.

CONTACT: April E. Leithner, , (914)309-3242,


Summer Day Camp held at Newfield Elementary School, 247 Main Street. Open to children of residents who are entering grades 1–7, including homeschoolers. Cap of 75 participants, waiting list will be established if necessary. Camp features an assortment of field trips, as well as a variety of special on site activities and guests. Daily activities include water play, sports, nature and science experiments, arts and crafts, theatre, age appropriate group games and weekly/daily fun competitions. Applications available at the Elementary School or Town Hall. Newfield Recreation Summer Day Camp is supported in part by the United Way of Tompkins County.

AGES: Co-ed, children entering Grades 1 - 7

SCHEDULE: June 27-Aug 5. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., additional daycare available 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. at additional fee of $3/hour.

FEES: $500 for one child, $810 for 2 children, and $975 for 3 children. Camp fees must be paid in full prior to first day of camp. Limited scholarships available; must show proof of qualifying for free/reduced lunch.

CONTACT: Reid Hoskins, (607) 220-3461,


Northeast Kids Count offers a play based summer camp this year. Held at Northeast Elementary School, 425 Winthrop Drive, Ithaca. Campers will enjoy field trips to local parks and attractions, as well as swimming at Taughannock State Park on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

AGES: children entering Kindergarten (limited to 10) – Grade 5

SCHEDULE: June 27 - July 15 (closed on July 4). 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FEES: $175 - $225

CONTACT: Tracy Robbins, (607) 257-9400,,


A 7-day program based on the principles of the environmental organization Plastic Tides ( We combine adventure and science through SUP research expeditions to raise awareness about plastic pollution. Research efforts are paired with a professional media strategy to inform public opinion and effect positive social change. In this program students become Plastic Tides ambassadors during a weeklong experiential learning opportunity as they gain the skills necessary for SUP based conservation. Following the program students have the opportunity to continue with Plastic Tides as Jr Ambassadors.

AGES: 13 - 17

SCHEDULE: July 18 – 24; Aug 15 – 21; Aug 29 – Sept 4. 9 am – 4:30 pm (plus Fri to Sat overnight)

FEES: Early Bird $450 before May 1st; $525 after May 1st

CONTACT: Christian Shaw,


Primitive Pursuits Summer Camps bring amazing all-outdoor experiences to kids and teens in the Finger Lakes area and beyond. Our talented leaders craft each week to bring growth, fun and discovery through wilderness survival skills, nature mentoring and community-building activities.

CONTACT: For information or to register, Primitive Pursuits,

(607)272-2292 x195,,

AGES: Day Camps: ages 6–11; Advanced Day Camps: returning

youth 9-12; Specialty Day Camps: ages 11-14; Coyote Camp: ages 13-15; Overnight

Camps: ages 11-15.

LOCATIONS: 4-H Acres in Ithaca, Ellis Hollow Community Center, Y-

Land on West Hill, Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, Arnot Forest, YMCA

Outdoor Education Area in Ithaca, and traveling camps, meet at Cooperative

Extension of T.C.

HOURS: 9 a.m.–3 p.m., free extended care8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Epic Day includes care from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and available for an additional $15 per week. Traveling camps 8:30 am – 4 pm, start and end at Cooperative Extension.

FEES: Day Camp: $295-$395/week, self-determined sliding scale.

Overnight Camps: $695/week​ (6 days/5 nights), includes food, materials and accommodations.

Growing Wild Camp ages 3- 5

June 27 - July 1 (4H Acres); July 4 -8 (4H Acres); July 11 – 15 (4H Acres); July 18 -22 (4H Acres); July 25 – 29 (YMCA Outdoor Education Area); Aug 1 – 5 (4H Acres); Aug 8 – 12 (4H Acres); Aug 15 – 19 (4H Acres); Aug 22 – 26 (4H Acres); Aug 29 – Sept 2 (4H Acres). 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Nature is the teacher. Helping young children connect with their bodies, the elements of nature and each other within a safe explorative space in the outdoors. Use natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves to create works of woodland art. $200-$300/week, self-determined sliding scale.

Day Camps Ages 6 - 11

B​ase Camp: June 27 - July 1​ (4-H Acres)​, July 4 – 8 (YMCA Outdoor Education Area)​, July 11 - 15​ (4-H Acres)​​, July 18 - 22​ (4-H Acres)​

​Primitive Camp: June 27 - July 1​ (​4-H ​Acres)​, July 18 - 22​ (Ellis Hollow Community Center)​, Aug 22 - 26​ ​(YMCA Outdoor Education Area​)

​H​unter ​Gatherer: @ 4H Acres July 11 - 15​​, Aug 15 - 19​​, Aug 29 – Sept 2

Scout Week: July 25 - 29​ (Ellis Hollow Community Center)​, Aug 8 – 12 (​4-H ​Acres)​, Aug 29 – Sept 2​ (YMCA Outdoor Education Area)​

​T​railblazers: Meet at CCE June 27 – July 1​, Aug 1 - 5; Aug 22 - 26​​

An active camp for ages 8-10 only, camp runs 8:30AM - 4:00PM. Add $15 transportation fee.

CTF! (Capture the flag): July 11 - 15​ (​YMCA Outdoor Education Area)​, July 25 – 29 (YMCA Outdoor Education Center)​, Aug 8 - 12​ (Ellis Hollow Community Center)​

​Wilderness ​Week: Aug 15 - 19​ (Finger Lakes National Forest)​ OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT ​ Camp for ages 6 – 14. Optional overnight, add $60.

​R​aven's ​Camp: @ 4H Acres Aug 22 - 26​, Aug 29 - Sept 2

Wildcrafting: @ 4H Acres July 4 - 8​, Aug 1 - 5

​Advanced Day Camps Ages 10-14​ (returning ​Youth ​10-12 & ​New ​Teens 13-14)

B​ow-​Making ​Camp: @ 4H Acres June 27 - July 1​, July 18 - 22, Aug 8 – 12

​Ages 11 – 14. Add $15 material fee.

​A​dvanced ​Primitive ​Camp: @ 4H Acres Aug 15 – 19, Aug 22 - 26 OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT Optional​ overnight, add $60.

Way of the ​Hunter: @ 4H Acres July 18 - 22​​

F​orest ​A​rcher: @ 4H Acres Aug 1 – 5​, Aug 15 – 19 ​

Add $15 material fee.

​L​egends of ​Rock: @ 4H Acres July 4 – 8 ​

Add $15 material fee.

Forest ​S​ports: @ YMCA Outdoor Education Area Aug 22 - 26​

​Advanced ​Scout ​Week: July 25 - 29​ (Ellis Hollow Community Center)​, July 20 - 24 ​(​E​llis ​H​ollow Community Center), Aug 8 - 12​ ​(​4-H​ Acres) ​OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT

River ​Scouts: Meet at CCE July 4 – 8, Aug 15 - 19​

Please note that this camp runs 8:30AM - 4:00PM. Add $15 transportation fee.

Gifts of the ​Deer: @ 4H Acres Aug 22 - 26 ​

Wilderness Explorers: Age 11-14 Meet at CCE July 25 - 29, Aug 29 - Sept 2

NEW – Archers Apprentice: AGES 9-12 @ 4H Acres June 27 - July 1, July 18 - 22, Aug 29 - Sept 2

NEW – Jedi Academy: AGES 9-12 @ 4H Acres July 11 - 15

NEW – Lunas Fire: Ages 9-12 @ 4H Acres July 4 - 8, Aug 15 - 19

NEW – Primitive Café: Ages 9-12 @ 4H Acres July 4 - 8, Aug 1 - 5


COYOTE CAMP (for Counselors in Training ages 13-15): June 27 - July 1 ​(YMCA Outdoor Education Area), July 25 – 29 (Meet at CCE)​

NEW: Fisher Camp: Ages 11-15 @ Arnot Forest July 18 - 22, Aug 8 - 12

NEW: Bear Camp: Ages 11-15 @ Arnot Forest July 11 - 15, Aug 1 - 5

​We Train Leaders!

Counselors in Training (CIT) ages 13-15 and Junior Counselors ages 16-18 teach side by side with our senior staff. For Youth Leadership program options and cost please visit the Youth Leadership page at or (607) 272-2292 ext. 195


Hickey’s Music Rock School, 207 Dey Street, Ithaca, offers 3 weeks of summer sessions. Bring your guitar, bass & drumsticks and plug into our amps, drum kit & keyboard. Week 1 – The American Roots of Rock ‘n Roll; Week 2 – The British Invasion of the 60’s – 70’s; Week 3 – Modern Rock from the 90’s and on.

AGES: 11 - 15

SCHEDULE: July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29; 1 – 4 pm.

FEES: $159/week

CONTACT: Ryan Vanderhoof, (607)793-6682,,


Camp combines fun and games with exciting, hands-on science activities, experiments, field trips, visits from special presenters, and museum exploration. Days begin and end at the Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca, and include indoor and outdoor activities, and trips on foot to offsite venues. Online registration at opens March 23. Sciencenter members receive a discount. Limited scholarships available.

AGES: boys and girls entering Kindergarten – Grade 6 in September 2016. Science enthusiasts entering grades 7 & 8 are invited to apply for positions in the Counselors-in-Training+ (CIT+) program (application due March 30).

SCHEDULE: Nine sessions June 27–Sept 2. Most sessions are 1-week, the final session is 2 weeks. Camp 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

June 27 - July 1 & August 15-19, Grades K-1, Itty Bitty Scientists. Cost: $275/week member; $300/week non-member.

July 5 – 8 & July 25 – 29, Grades 2 – 6, Explore! Mission to Mars. Cost: $275/week member; $300/week non-member. First session is pro-rated: $250 member; $275 nonmember.

July 11 – 15 & Aug 1-5, Grades 2 – 6, Build! Circus Engineering. Cost: $275/week member; $300/week non-member.

July 18 – 22 & Aug 8 - 12, Grades 2 – 6, Investigate! Forensics. Cost: $275/week member; $300/week non-member.

Aug 22 – Sept 2, Grades 2 – 6, Experiment! Science Around the World.

Cost: $550 member; $600 non-member.

CONTACT: (607) 272-0600, ,


Located at 335 W. State Street, Ithaca. Strong Mind, Strong Heart, Strong Discipline. Professional formal instruction and support sessions, SeishiJuku Karate, personal defense, Kendo, Kyudo/archery, Taiko Drums, Lion Dance, Yoga, tumbling, Survival & Rope Tieing, Climbing Wall, swimming, water games, field & nature hikes, outdoor/indoor group games, fishing, basketball, baseball, volleyball, videos, music, arts & crafts and more.

AGES: boys and girls, 4-15

SCHEDULE: June 23-Aug 26; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; 8 a.m. early drop off and 5 p.m. late pick up.

FEES: Early Bird Discount Fees if paid by May 20th: 1 week =$195; 4 weeks = $680; 8 weeks = $1,310. After May 20th - camp fee is $215/week. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Seishi Karate Honbu, (607)277-1047,,


SewGreen’s camps, small-groups, supportive, and diverse setting. All materials supplied. Held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ithaca.

SEW WHAT Sewing Camp: ages 8-10.

SEW YOU Sewing Camp: ages 11-13.

SEW REAL Sewing Camp: ages 11 to 14 who have sewn with us before.

AGES: coed, 8-14


SEW WHAT, July 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28; 10 am – 3:30 pm.

SEW YOU, Aug 1-4, Aug 8-11, Aug 15-18; 10 am–3:30 pm.

SEW REAL, Aug 22-25; 10 am – 3:30 pm.

FEES: $200/camp session. Scholarships are available.

CONTACT: Katie Mangan,, (607) 216-7152,


Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center, located on Tuscarora Mountain just east of Binghamton, owned and operated by the United Methodist Church. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Overnight residential Christian programs. Offer waterfront activities including rowing, canoeing, swimming, kayaking, fishing, and more! Main camp activities include crafts, challenge course, nature study, and team and individual sports such as soccer, basketball, and archery. Bible exploration, dynamic worship, campfires, and all kinds of traditional camp activities add to the fun.

AGES: 6-18

SCHEDULE: week-long sessions June 26 – August 12

FEES: Base fee $440; higher for specialized programs; register by May 1st for $10/week off.

CONTACT: Donna Morrison,, (315)364-8756.


Southside Community Center offers a day camp, held at the Center, 305 S. Plain Street, Ithaca. Camp includes educational trips such as to the Corning Glass Museum, Museum of the Earth, and others locations. Outdoor activities such as time on the Floating Classroom, swimming, and picnics. Campers will experience exposure to art with theatre trips, arts and crafts, and dance. Trips to a roller skating rink and Seabreeze Amusement Park. Registration begins May 4th.

AGES: 5-12

SCHEDULE: July 5 – 31, Monday – Thursday 12 – 5 pm & Friday 9 am – 4 pm. Aug 1 – 12, Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm.

FEES: $25 non-refundable deposit + $175 camp (July 5-Aug 12) fee per child.

CONTACT: Petula McBean, (607)273–4190 x228,,


The Sport International Hockey Academy offers two weeks of hockey instruction. Held at the Rink in Lansing. Sport International is a fast paced program, perfect for any level of hockey player. Fifteen hours of on-ice instruction, daily video analysis, recreation, off-ice shooting, Russian training, and lectures. Free jersey and Progress Report. Lunch program available. Enroll before Aug 1st, limited registrations.

AGES: ages 6-17

SCHEDULE: Aug 15 - 19 & Aug 29 – Sept 2; 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

FEES: $375/week

CONTACT: Robert Baldwin, 1-800-724-6658,


Stoneybrook Farm, 428 Shaffer Road, Newfield, a Summer Horse Day Camp. Opportunities to experience what it’s like to live on a horse farm. Learn the basics of horse safety from handling, leading, grooming and tacking to riding. Each week, mornings offer riding instruction, horse handling, crafts and more. Afternoons, students will be learning, through instruction and hands on application, many topics to do with all aspects of horses.

SCHEDULE: June 27 – July 1; July 6-8; July 11–15; July 18–22; July 25 – 29; Aug 8 – 12; Aug 15 – 19. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

FEES: $375/week. Before and after care available, additional fee. Multiple week and/or siblings discount.

CONTACT: Beth Bowen, (607)564-0063,


The National Soaring Museum in Elmira will host a STEM/aviation half-day camp. Experience a glider ride, constructing wing ribs, museum tour, kite flying, engineering unit designing experimental aircraft, and 3D printing.

AGES: 8 – 12, coed

SCHEDULE: Aug. 15 – 19, 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FEES: $150/camper; limited to 15 campers

CONTACT: Kaye Norton, National Soaring Museum, (607)734-3128,,


TC3 will offer week-long camps for girls basketball, boys basketball, and co-ed soccer. Held on the Main Campus, 170 North Street, Dryden. Camp includes demonstrations and presentations throughout the week by college coaches and athletes. Campers benefit from small teaching groups while participating in individual and team skill competitions. The camp fee includes swimming each day and camp T-shirt.

AGES: 9-15

SCHEDULE: Girls Basketball: July 11-15, Boys Basketball July 18-22; Co-ed Soccer: July 25 – 29; Mon–Thur 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. and Friday 8:30–noon

FEES: $175 or just $150 if paid before May 1st.

CONTACT: Andy Davis, TC3 Sports Camps (607)844–8222, x4491, Registration forms at


Tre Bella’s Dance Studio, 15 W. Main Street, Dryden offers 4 week-long Summer Dance camps. Camps provide students with an opportunity to try various styles of dance, learn more about techniques, stage presence and much more. Each day consists of 45-60 minute blocks of different dance styles. Students learn basic dance technique, foundational skills, combinations and a short routine in each style. Games, crafts and other dance related activities incorporated throughout the day. The last Friday for each camp, 3:30-4:00 pm, there will be a small performance for parents able to attend! Camp will be fun, interactive and engaging for all dancers!

AGES: 4-15

SCHEDULE: July 18-22; July 25-29; Aug 8-12; Aug 15-19. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

FEES: $160/week. Multi-camp or family discounts: 2 camps: $150/camp ($300); 3 camps: $140/camp ($420); all 4 camps: $130/camp ($520).

CONTACT: Shannon Osburn, (607)844–4100,,


Day program offered at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Inc., Trumansburg. We’ll play hard all week, discover our hidden talents, create brilliant, new circus inventions together, and wind up the week with a BIG show for friends and family! Partner acrobatics, juggling, poi, diabolo, group games, flying yoga, hoops and Art! We’ll draw on many circus traditions, including CircusYoga.

AGES: co-ed, ages 7 – 13; ages 14+ can apply to be helpers

SCHEDULE: July 18 - 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FEES: Before July 1: $230/$215 for TCFA members; after July 1: $250/$235 for members. Inquire about scholarships.

CONTACT: S.K. List, (607)387-5939, ,


6-week recreation program. Activities include arts and crafts, playground games, field trips, sports, and swimming at Taughannock Falls State Park.

AGES: 5 - 16

SCHEDULE: June 27-Aug 5

AM Playschool (at Trumansburg Middle School) 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Supervised Lunch (At Trumansburg Middle School) 11:30-12:30 p.m. (must attend both playschool and swim program).

PM Swim Program (Taughannock Falls State Park) Bus leaves, from the Middle School, at 12:30 and returns at 3:00 p.m.

FEES: Fees are for all 6 weeks.

Village/Town residents and Tburg School taxpayers: Playschool only-$140; Swim Bus only - $140; Both -$270

All others: Playschool only-$145; Swim Bus only - $145; Both -$280

Lunch Supervision - $25 for 6 weeks or $5/week.

Limited scholarships available, apply before June 17.

Before and After care available (see below).

Day Care Program:

Children must be enrolled in regular program to attend. Children must have completed Kindergarten or be at least 6 years old by July 6th.

SCHEDULE: June 27-Aug 5; Drop-off: 7:30 a.m., Pick-up: 5:30 p.m. Program starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. Children go to regular playschool and swim bus program until 3:00 p.m. Afternoon extended program 3:00 -5:30 p.m.

FEES: Village/Town residents and Tburg School taxpayers:

$680 for 6 weeks, $630 for 5 weeks, $550 for 4 weeks, $435 for 3 weeks, $310 for 2 weeks, $170 for 1 week. Included in fee: 1) Before and after regular program, 2) Playschool and swim bus, and 3) Lunch program.

All others: Add $10 per child to fees listed above.

CONTACT: Tom Major (607)387–6127,


Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Commission and Cooperative Extension of TC offer GAME NIGHT every Tuesday (summer) evening at the Trumansburg Middle School playground and fields. Join Ethan Cramton, Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Services Program Manager, for classic games such as capture the flag and kickball or Trumansburg favorites such as ZOMBIE TAG. For information, contact Ethan Cramton at (607)387-4910 or


Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Services summer Youth Employment Program (YEP) provides an opportunity for students to participate as paid interns at businesses and organizations located in Trumansburg, Ulysses and Ithaca. YEP is designed for students who reside in Trumansburg/Ulysses, have yet to be formally employed, have not participated in the program previously, between ages of 14-18 and have their working papers. Applications for YEP picked up from High School Student Services office. Students who do not attend Trumansburg High School but live in Trumansburg/Ulysses may contact Ethan Cramton, Youth Services Program Manager to request an application. The application process has already begun with first round interviews occurring in mid-late April. For more information about this program or to request an application, please contact Ethan Cramton (607)387-4910,


Paddle-N-More’s camps, Myers Park, Lansing, offers one-week sessions, campers learn the ins and outs of a variety of water sports. Through instruction with our highly qualified instructors, campers learn how to windsurf, sail, kayak, canoe, and standup paddleboard. Campers must be entering the 6th grade or higher in the fall of 2016 and currently at a level 5 or above in swimming. Campers should be comfortable going under water.

AGES: 11 - 16

SCHEDULE: June 27-July 1; July 4-8; July 11-15; July 25-29; Aug 1-5; Aug 8-12; Aug 22-26. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FEES: $225/week. Scholarships available, contact Jennifer Miller.

CONTACT: Jennifer Miller/Christian Shaw, (607) 533-7388, or,

Y.M.C.A. of Ithaca and Tompkins County

Main YMCA facility, 50 Graham Road West, Ithaca. Register at the Y front desk Welcome Center or online Registrations start March 21, 2016.

2016 Camp Adventure Program (Full-Day)

A large portion of the YMCA cause and one of the focus areas is Youth Development. Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education, sports & games, music, and character development. Special guests, field trips, and two weeks of offsite experiences: 1 at the Y-Wilderness Outdoor Education center, and a visit to a local regional park, OR a field trip to a fun site with kids being transported by bus. Creative weekly themes include: “The Wonder of Summer”; “Stars & Stripes”; “Water Wipe Out”; “Challenge Week”; “Sports-Fan-Tastic”; “Games Ga-Lore”; “Sun, Sand, and Water”; “The Time Tunnel”; “Creepy Crawlers”; “Community Helpers”; and “Summer Send-Off”.

AGES: Co-ed 5–12 (must be 5 before camp begins)

SCHEDULE: Ten one-week sessions, June 27-Sept 2; 8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

FEES: $200/wk for Week 1; $156/week for Week 2; and $195/week for Weeks 3-10 for members. $305/wk for Week 1; $240/week for Week 2; and $300/wk for Weeks 3-10 for non-members. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Rachael Jackson, (607)257-0101,,

2016 COUNSELOR in TRAINING (CIT) (Full day)

Designed for teens 13-17, trains to potentially become outstanding camp counselors. Each session offers intensive skills building, hands-on training with campers, classroom workshops, and interview experience, in addition to specialized training in Red Cross First Aid and CPR. Training on time management, interview skills, employment application and resume completion, with a focus on job readiness, in addition to nutrition, sports & games, nature study, creative design, safety & security, and counselor responsibility rounds out the program. CITs meet with the assistant camp director to plan activity sessions, as well as discuss observations and experiences while working with campers.

AGES: 13 – 17

SCHEDULE: Five two-week sessions June 27–Sept 2

FEES: $261 for members for Session 1; $290 for members for Sessions 2-5. $360 for non-members for Session 1; $400 for non-members for Sessions 2-5. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Rachael Jackson, (607)257-0101,,

2016 Y-Wilderness Camp Program (Full-Day)

Location: YMCA property at 1349 Mecklenburg Road, Ithaca. Campers will need to be dropped off and picked up at this location.

This primitive camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other through senses of achievement involving the great outdoors. Campers are able to explore, be creative, experience teamwork, learn survival skills, and practice leadership in a wide range of primitive activities that influence lifelong healthy living and appreciation of nature.

AGES: co-ed, 8 - 14

SCHEDULE: “Eats Shoots and Leaves” (July 18-22); “Destination: Forest” (July 25-29 with an overnight); “Trees, Heavenly Trees” (Aug 1-5); “Gather ‘Round the Fire” (Aug 8-12); and “Pioneers for a Week” (Aug 15-19 with an overnight). 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FEES: $230/week for members, $350/week for non-members. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Rachael Jackson, (607)257-0101,,

2016 Summer Blast Pre-K Package (partial days)

This summer package blasts children into fun-filled, age-appropriate programming which are carefully designed to combine learning experiences with physical activities to promote healthy lifestyles and amusement. Creative weekly themes in the program areas of arts & humanities or music & movement encourage children to play and learn together.

Themes: “Dinosaur Adventure”; “Exploration and Explorers”; “Hello Ocean”; “Creepy Crawlies”; “Let’s Talk About Me and You”; “Pirates and Royalty”; “Wide World of Color”; “Holidays and Celebrations”; “Let’s Come to Our Senses”; and “Wet & Wild”.

AGES: co-ed, 3 - 5 (must be potty-trained)

SCHEDULE: Ten, one-week sessions; June 27–Sept 2; 8-10:30 a.m. (Arts & Humanities); 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Music & Movement)

FEES: $70/program/week for members, $105/program/week for non-members.

CONTACT: Laura Morgan, (607)257-0101,,

Y Night Owls – New this Year! 6:30 pm – 9 am

Whoooo is ready for a sleepover in the woods? Two dynamic camp-outs on July 29 and August 19 at the YMCA property, 1349 Mecklenburg Road, Ithaca. Hours of fun learning the basics of starting bonfires, the importance of gathering wood to sustain the burning of bonfires, tactics of fire safety, and even how to cook over a fire. Children will sleep in man-made shelters. Hikes into the woods to the natural amphitheater, stories, laughing, and relax in the forest playground. In a game of Camouflage, children will learn to move invisibly and blend into their surroundings. S’mores around the fire. Dinner served. Families are encourage to attend, but not required.

AGES: all ages, 5 years and up, adults

SCHEDULE: Friday July 29 and Friday August 19. Drop off at 6:30-7 pm; pick-up before 9 am on Saturday.

FEES: $21/member per night (all ages); $34/non-members per night (all ages).

CONTACT: Rachael Jackson, (607)257-0101,,

Y.M.C.A. (of Greater Rochester) CAMP CORY

The YMCA of Greater Rochester, Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan. DAY CAMP

Participate in a variety of water front and land activities each day. Activities may include swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, sports, arts and crafts, music and drama, archery, nature, high ropes course, zip line, group games, songs, and more.

AGES: 5 – 13

SCHEDULE: Eight one-week sessions June 27–Aug 19. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., extended hours 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

FEES: $200/wk. Financial aid and a variety of custom payment plans available, call for details.

CONTACT: Pat Foster, (585)263-4241,,


Overnight camp with specialty camps; specialized Sailing for ages 12–16; specialized Leadership for ages 15 – 17. Waterski lessons, traditional swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, arts and crafts, music and drama, sports, outdoor education, high ropes course, and archery.

AGES: Co-ed 7 – 17

SCHEDULE: Eight one-week sessions June 26–Aug 20.

FEES: $760/wk. Financial aid and a variety of custom payment plans available, call for details.

CONTACT: Pat Foster, (585)263-4241,,


A week of yoga, art and dance! What better way to celebrate summer than exploring what we can create on paper with brush and paint, what it feels like to dance a story to music, how concentrated we can get when we do breathing exercises and flow into yoga poses.

Indoor camp activities held, at the Just Be Cause Center (1013 W. State Street). Outdoor activities will be held on a shady patio or on the grass by the inlet. On hot days there will be sprinkler time, and days we visit the Children's Garden.

YOGA Time , ART Time, DANCE Time

AGES: 5.5 – 12

SCHEDULE: June 23-24, 9 am – 5 pm; July 18-22 9:15 am – 12:15 pm; July 25-29 9:15 am – 12:15 pm or 9:15 am – 4 pm (child care available 4-5 pm at an extra cost).

FEES: June 23/24th: $175.00 ($165.00 early bird). July 18 – 22 and July 25-29 (9:15-12:15): $220.00 ($200.00 early bird). July 25 – 29 - full day: $330.00 ($310.00 early bird), after camp care (4-5 pm): $40

CONTACT: Anna Goehner, (607)342-7115,,


Painted Bar Stables, 4093 Lake Street, Burdett, offers a Youth Adventure Camp as well as a Pro Adventure Camp for beginners & novice riders. An intensive adventure for youth, teaches from the ground up. Our adventures are geared towards encouraging our riders to develop the following skills: relationship building with their horse, problem solving and dealing with fear, barn and stable management. Pro Adventure Camp is for intermediate and advanced canter riders. Designed for regularly riding youth who are ready to go to the next level. Campers in this program are expected to already have barn management, horse handling and groundwork skills. All Pro Adventurers will partake in a distance trail ride each day, as well as a lesson or lecture on riding form, biomechanics, nutrition & health, teaching pedagogy, and other various topics.

AGES: Co-ed, ages 10 - 17

SCHEDULE: April 25-29 and June 27 – July 1; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FEES: $500 ($150 deposit)

CONTACT: Erika Eckstrom,,


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