Summer is just around the corner! The Ithaca Times and the Tompkins County Youth Services Department are pleased to bring you this listing of available summer camps and programs in and around our area. For convenience and affordability, note that many towns/villages offer summer recreation programs in schools and community centers throughout the County.

We try to list the most pertinent information about each camp/program; however, you can get more detailed information by contacting the camps or programs directly. Below are a few things to think about when deciding on a camp or program.

It’s not all in the name! Be aware that there are differences between “camps” and programs, workshops, or classes. Official camps must be registered with the New York State 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. For example, 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, 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. Ask for details.

For parents who receive public assistance, please contact the Department of Social Services regarding subsidized fees for 2015 camps for more information, contact:Robin Collins @ 274-5237

Many camps provide before and after supervision for an additional fee, making it feasible for working parents. Don’t count a camp or program out automatically just because of the hours listed – make sure to inquire about supervision provided outside of camp or program hours.

Inquire directly about program accessibility for youth with disabilities. For advice, questions or more 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

Enjoy and have a safe and healthy summer!


Cornell Cooperative Extension of TC will offer a day program. Held at the First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Participants will experience hands on activities on topics such as: “The Power of Science”, “Technology Beyond the Computer Screen”, “Engineering through LEGO Robotics”, “Magical Math”, and “Stepping into Stories and Writing”. Kids will be engaged with special interest clubs like dance, healthy cooking, and arts and crafts. All activities and projects are designed to expose youth to a variety of experiences that foster self-discovery and healthy living. The focus is to have fun while building valuable life skills.

AGES: 5 – 19, co-ed

SCHEDULE: July 6 – Aug 6, 11:30 am – 4 pm

FEES: $160 for entire program; scholarships are available.

CONTACT: Ashley Click,, or Ramona Cornell,, (607) 272-2292 x 263 or x269.


Day camp to be held at the 8 Square Schoolhouse, 1748 Hanshaw Road, Dryden. 19th Century activities based on an 1869 local child’s diary with an Emphasis On Period Foods, Herb Gardening, Sewing & Textiles, Genealogy, Nature walks, music, period games and journaling. Each day will also focus on local archaeology, specifically as it relates to the daily theme. Children will excavate on site with a local archaeologist leading the dig! Limited to 15 participants.

AGES: 9 – 13, co-ed

 SCHEDULE: July 13 – 17, 9 am – 3 pm

FEES: $225 full week; $50/day; $195/week for 2 or more siblings

CONTACT: Carole West,, Kayla Sewell (registration), (607) 273-8284 x0,,


Abovoagogo, 409 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, is the teaching studio of professional artist and art therapist Stiller Zusman. Summer sessions are offered in week-long workshops with focused topics that are either full-day or half-day, changing each week for a full-time camp program with lots of choices. Weeks with morning and afternoon workshops are tied together with Lunch and Swim.

AGES: 4 – 18, mixed groups, varies by workshop

FEES: varies by program, generally $160/half-day/week; $350/full-day/week; $50/week for Lunch and Swim.

CONTACT: Stiller Zusman, (607)  262-6562,,

June 29 - July 3 ($350 full time/week) 5yrs old and up

Habitats and Architecture: 10am -12pm, $160/week; Lunch and Swim 12pm -2pm, $50/week; Animals and Creatures 2pm -4pm, $160/week July 6 - 10 ($350/week) 10am - 4pm; Textile Art Week This full-day camp is geared towards older children (8-16), though all are welcomeJuly 13 - 17 ($350/full-time week) 4 yrs old and up; Book Lab 10am -12pm, $160/week; Lunch and Swim 12pm-2pm, $50/week; The Joy of Art and Play 2pm -4pm, $160/weekJuly 20 - 24 full-time only 9:30 am - 5pm ($425/week); Summer Escapades: This is a program for intrepid artists ages 7 and up.

 July 27 - 31 ($350/full-time/week) 6 yrs old and up

Visual Design 10am - 12pm, $160/week; Lunch and Swim 12pm-2pm, $50/week; Invention Workshop 2Pm -4pm, $160/weekAugust 3 - 7 10am - 4pm ($350/week) full-day only 7 yrs old and up; Figure and Portrait August 24 - 28: ($440/ full-time week) 7yrs old and up; Morning Session at The Potter’s Room: 10am - 12:30pm, $250/week; Lunch and Playground 12:45pm - 2pm, $40/week; Painting 2 - 4pm, 6yrs old and up. $160/week


Acting Out NY offers 5 week-long day camps. Held at their studio in Center Ithaca on the Commons, 171 E. State St, #119, Ithaca. Movie Camp consists of film acting training for ages 6-16. We will write, cast and shoot a short film that will be premiered in a red carpet event on the last day of camp in the AONY screening room for friends and family! At camp, kids will learn what it’s like to be on a real, independent movie set. They’ll each get a chance to act, direct, and produce the short film. A professional photographer will be taking head shots.

AGES: 6 – 16

SCHEDULE: Camp 1: June 29-July 3; Camp 2: July 13-17; Camp 3: July 27-31; Camp 4: Aug 17-21; Camp 5: Aug 31 – Sept. 4. All camps 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with optional early pick up between 3-5 p.m.

 FEES: $325/week; sibling discounts; partial scholarships, case by case basis.

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


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 be walking to Dynamic Ceramics in the Mall for a craft activity.

AGES: 5-9

SCHEDULE: June 29 – July 3; July 6 – 10; July 13 - 17; July 27 - 31. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Before care: 8–9 a.m.; after care: 4–5 p.m.

FEES: $188/week. Before & After Camp Care: $40/week.

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

Pre-Teen/Teen Summer Camp

Especially designed for the level II, III, IV and Team level dancers. Camp 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.

AGES: 10-17

SCHEDULE: Aug 3 - 7; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FEES: $188 for week

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

Dance Classes

Four weeks, Monday and Tuesday each week. Register for all or some and pay accordingly.

Monday: Predance (3-4 yrs): 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Combo I & II, gr. K - 3: 3:30 – 5 p.m., Ballet I & II: 4-5 p.m.; 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.

Tuesday: 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: June 29 & 30; July 6 & 7; July 13 & 14; July 27 & 28. Times vary

FEES: $12/hour

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


Little Leaf Homestead School day camp for youth. Each week is a different arts theme and local park to explore and swim. Campers are dropped off at LittleLeaf in West Danby, but picked up at the park of the week. Painting, felting, knitting, sewing, sculptures, ceramics, weaving, woodwork, and many more artistic endeavors will be pursued. Out of doors exploration, hiking, building, and playing, as well as swimming at local parks.

AGES: 4 – 9, coed

SCHEDULE: Weekly sessions, July 6 – Aug 28; 9 am – 3 p.m. Early drop-off possible at no charge, later pick up possible at an hourly rate.

FEES: $250-350/week, sliding scale. Late pick-up - additional $10/hour.

CONTACT: Priscilla Reyer,,


Boy Scout overnight resident camp. Week-long sessions starting July 5 - Aug 8. Camps held at Camp Barton (9640 S. Frontenac Rd, Trumansburg) and Tuscarora Scout Reservation (205 Summit Lake Rd, Windsor). Call to register first as a Scout and then to register to attend Provisional Camp. Camp attendees must be registered Boy Scouts or Venturers.

AGES: boys, 11 - 18

SCHEDULE: July 5 – Aug 8, week sessions

FEES: $400/session to attend as a Provisional Scout. Scholarships available.

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


The three-week program for students’ ages 12 - 18 enriches their lives through participation in an artistic process of the highest integrity.

Directed and produced by outstanding professionals with notable accomplishments, the workshop provides opportunities for artistic growth, self-expression, education, and teamwork by exposing participants to all aspects of a musical theater production. The Greater Binghamton premiere musical theater workshop has attracted the best theater students in the area and is committed to developing all talent levels in a safe and supportive environment.

AUDITIONS: May 31 and June 1

AGES: 12 – 18

SCHEDULE: July 19 – Aug 9. Two options available: 9 am – 1 pm or 6 – 10 p.m.

FEES: $425

CONTACT: Debbie O’Brien, (607) 761-8815,,


A school age child care program. Located at 402 N. Aurora Street (St. Paul’s Church). A great program and many summer activities are planned including swimming, arts and crafts, and weekly field trips. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

AGES: 6 – 12

SCHEDULE: June 29 – Aug 21; 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 FEES: $140/week or $8/hour if not full day. DSS child care subsidies accepted.

CONTACT: Jodie Washington, (607) 280-7619,


The Taughannock Soccer Club will host a British Challenger Soccer Camp, the largest soccer camp in the U.S. and Canada, this summer at the 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. Coaching staff provides your child with lessons in self-discipline, good sportsmanship and respect for others and the game. Register online before June 5th to receive a FREE British Soccer Jersey.

AGES: co-ed, 3 - 18

SCHEDULE: July 20–24, 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 – 18).

FEES: First Kicks: $86; Mini Soccer: $105; Half-day: $150; full-day: $210. Add $10 to fee if registering after July 10th.

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


The Brooktondale Community Center’s summer camp from June 29 - Aug 7; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children who will start kindergarten in the fall up to age 12 are welcome. Six weeks of fun including theme days, indoor and outdoor games, crafts and music. Theme days include water day, funny hat day among many others and each week has a different focus, such as animal awareness and care or theatre projects. Camp is located at the BCC, on Valley Road, in Brooktondale. Camp is $60/week. Certified by DSS and a few scholarships are available. Enrollment forms available soon at the Brooktondale Community Center, the Caroline Town Hall, Caroline Elementary School, Caroline Farmers Market, Brooktondale Post Office and Brookton’s Market, downloaded from Donations for camp scholarships or donations of funds for equipment and/or craft supplies are welcome. Donations can be sent to the Brooktondale Community Center, P.O. Box 135, Brooktondale, NY 14817.

AGES: Children starting Kindergarten in Fall ’15 - age 12

SCHEDULE: June 29-Aug 7, 9 a.m. – 2 pm

FEES: $60/week. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Wil Lawrence, (607) 277-2706, or Mark Hall,, or Deb Petersen,;


The Coddington Road Community Center offers an outdoor full day camp and a half day recreation program (morning or afternoon) on our serene, wooded 12 acres located at 920 Coddington Road, Ithaca. Youth entering into Grades Kindergarten – 9th may enroll. We offer enriching activities at our 4 outdoor pavilions which include gardening, arts and crafts, drama, music, nature exploration, wilderness adventure skills, community guests and special events. Full day camp offers swim trips twice each week. Morning and afternoon snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunch; purchased lunch option available for an additional fee.

SCHEDULE: Full Day Camp: June 29-Sept 4 (week of Aug 31st is tentatively available, dependent on ICSD final calendars), 9 a.m.–4 p.m., 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with extended day. Morning Recreation Program: July 6-Aug 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Afternoon Recreation Program: July 6 – Aug 21, 12-4 p.m.

FEES: Full Day Kindergarten: $181/week; $202/week with extended care. Full Day Elementary (Grades 1-5): $170/week; $191/week with extended day. Full Day Middle School (Grades 6-9): $149/week; $170 with extended day. Morning Recreation Program: $68/week, snack included. Afternoon Recreation Program: $102/week, snack included. $15 non-refundable Registration Fee required for all programs. Scholarships are available, request; proof of financial need required.

CONTACT: Travis Judd,, (607) 277-1434. Enrollment forms on website,


The CIT (Counselor in Training) Program at the Coddington Road Community Center is open to teens who are interested in learning leadership and employment skills while participating in a fun-filled, 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 (7/13-24). CIT’s are paid hourly on a bi-weekly schedule. If the CIT would like to attend additional camp weeks, they may be enrolled as a Middle School Camper, at the middle school tuition rate.

The Junior Counselor program is for teens 16 – 17 years, entering 11th – 12th grades and who have completed at least one year of CIT training at Camp Coddington. Junior Counselors may be invited to work up to 7 additional weeks, paid on an hourly basis, depending on performance and evaluations. A portion of the funding for our counselor training program is provided by the Joint Youth Commission and the Danby Community Council. 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. Space is limited for Junior Counselor and CIT positions so early applications are encouraged. Applications available at

SCHEDULE: July 13-Aug 29

CONTACT: Travis Judd,, (607) 277-1434


Children’s Specialty Camps and Natural Campground located adjacent to the Hammond Hill State Forest offers 4 weeks of Specialty Camps as well as camping opportunities for families.

Girls Carpentry and Healthy Living Camp – girls entering 6 – 12th Grades. July 13-17, 9 am – 4:30 pm; supervision available 8:30 am – 5 pm. Activities include Basic Carpentry skills and work on individual and group projects. Healthy Living includes yoga, gardening and healthy vegetarian cooking. Fee: $400-550.

Girls Mountain Biking and Healthy Living Camp – for girls entering 6 – 12th Grades. July 27-31, 9 am – 4:30 pm; supervision available 8:30 am – 5 pm. Activities include Basic Mountain Biking skills and bike maintenance with daily rides on Hammond Hill Trails. Healthy Living includes yoga, gardening and healthy vegetarian cooking. Fee: $400-500.

Village Camp: ages 6–14, Aug 24-28, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. plus an overnight; supervision available 8:30 am-5 pm. Activities include archery, animal tracking, outdoor cooking, leather craft, gardening, stream hike, field games and a camp out on Thursday night. Fee: $400-500.

Project RISE (Resilience in Spite of Everything): ages 6 – 12, Aug 17-21, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. plus an overnight; supervision available 8:30 am-5 pm. Project RISE, is for children who have families with an incarcerated parent. For information visit or contact Susan Rausch at (607) 844-3178,


Camp Gregory, located at 1803 Lake Road, Aurora will offer day and overnight camps. Camp Gregory’s mission is to offer opportunities for campers to live and work together in nature, experience the physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental dimensions of life. It’s a place where everyone is valued as a unique person. Campers enjoy the lake, water activities, swimming, canoeing, and aquatic games, and will explore the wildlife habitat learning how to be caretakers of the earth.

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

SCHEDULE: weekly sessions July 5-Aug 7; Day camp: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; Overnight Camp: Sunday 2:30 p.m. - Friday 5:30 p.m. Flexible drop-off and pick-up times.

FEES: $275/week for either day or overnight camps; Greek Peak weeks have additional off-site activities fees; July 12-17 (+$90) and Aug 2-7 (+$90)

CONTACT: (315)406–1201,


Camp Highlight is an overnight camp for children ages 8-15 from lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender families. Camp is hosted at the South Mountain YMCA in Wernersville, PA. Camp Highlight is 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; children from lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) families

SCHEDULE: Aug 16 - 23

FEES: $869/camper, sibling discount available. Financial aid available. CONTACT: Jackie McGowan or Chris Hudson, (646)535–2267,,


Camp Whitman on Seneca Lake is a traditional sleep-away camp for youth 8+ and youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Our 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 5-10:  Adventures Camp (grades 4-5); Arts and Culinary Camp (grades 6-12; Counselors in Training (CIT) (grades 10-12); July 6-7 and July 27-28: Pioneer Camp (grades K-5); July 12-17: Moonlight Mystery Camp (grades 6-8); Sunfish Sailing Camp (grades 6-12); July 19-24: Bike and Kayak (grades 6-8); Extreme Whitman! (Grades 6-8); Wilderness Survival (grades 9-12); July 26-31: Adventures Camp (grades 4-5); Anything Goes (grades 6-8); Extreme Whitman! (Grades 9-12); August 2-7: Discovery Camp (grades 6-8); Water Recreation Camp (grades 6-8); Night Owl (grades 9-12)

August 9-14: Adventures Camp (grades 4-5); Moonlight Mystery Camp (grades 6-8); August 11-14: Camp Quest (grades 3-4)

AGES: ages 8–17 for traditional youth camp programs; ages 11-60 for camp program for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

SCHEDULE: varies, July 5 – Aug 14, depends on camp chosen

FEES: Camp fees range from $100 - $450 depending upon session. Scholarships are available, call or email for information.

 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 2015. 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 (hiking, overnights), water exploration (including a trip on the Floating Classroom), volunteering in your community, herbal salve making, art and cooking. Programs run 3-4 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.

For more information and a registration form for summer programs, contact Aislyn Colgan at 272-2292 x221,, or Penny Boynton, 539-6345, Check our website for program registrations starting in May at:


CHSAP Day Camp 2015 is gearing up for a fun filled summer! We are accepting campers this year from incoming kindergarteners - 12 years of age. Camp will be held at the Cayuga Heights Elementary School at 110 E. Upland Road. Campers will go swimming, visit local parks, enjoy crafts, and play games. We’ll fly kites, play different sports, hold bocce ball tournaments and have tons of fun in the sun! In addition, field trips are planned throughout the Ithaca area. We offer a relaxed environment with trained and professional staff providing quality childcare for over 30 years.

AGES: incoming Kindergartners - age 12

SCHEDULE: TBD based on ICSD 2015-2016 calendar. Please call for dates, or visit our website.

FEES: $225/week if enrolled before June 26th; $275/week if enrolled after June 26th. Enrollment ends July 17th.

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


We offer a wide range of outdoor activities including daily hikes, fishing skills, and wildlife tracking. We institute academic activities and educational programs led by community professionals. Our varied curriculum includes age-appropriate activities in science, art, and history with hands-on and integrative learning approaches based in the natural landscape. With a hundred acres of forest, fields, and streams acting as a living classroom, the possibilities of educational exploration and discovery are unparalleled in our region.

Each day of camp features various educational programs and other outdoor activities, centered on the theme of the week. Activities may include but are not limited to hikes, lessons, experiments, projects, crafts, games, and art projects. With the exception of Preschool Naturalist campers, all campers will have a chance to swim Tuesday–Thursday each week. Our certified, experienced Waterfront Director will also be on duty at all times.

Weekly theme for all camps:

June 29-July 3: The Weird, The Odd, and the Truly Fascinating; July 6-10: An Underwater World; July 13-17: The Science Behind Nature; July 20-24: Predators and Prey of the Past; July 27-31: Predators and Prey of Today; August 3-7: Survival Skills; August 10-14: Insect Invasion!; August 17-21: Time Travelers; August 24-28: Summer’s Greatest Hits

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

SCHEDULE:  Preschool Naturalists (ages 3-5): Weekly camp sessions, June 29-Aug 28. Two daily sessions: Session 1: 9 am – 12:30 pm or Session 2: 12:30 pm – 4 pm | Explorer Camp (ages 5-12): Weekly camp, June 29 – Aug 28

Art Camp: Apprentices (ages 7-9): Weekly, July 6-10; July 20-24; July 27-31; Aug 17-21 | Art Camp: Masters (ages 10-14): Weekly, June 29 – July 3; Aug 3-7; Aug 10-14 | Critter Camp (ages 7-9): Weekly, June 29–July 3; July 13-17; Aug 10-14; Aug 24-28 | Animal Camp (ages 10-14): Weekly, July 6-10; July 20-24; Aug 17-21 | TEAM Challenge Camp (ages 10-14): Weekly, July 13-17; July 27-31; Aug 3-7; Aug 24-28 | CIT Program (ages 14+): Weekly, June 29 – Aug 28

FEES: Preschool Naturalists: $125/week Members, $150/week Nonmembers; Explorer Camp: $225/week Members, $250/week Non-members; Art Camp - Apprentices: $250/week Members, $275/week Non-members; Art Camp - Masters: $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; CIT Program: $100/week Members, $125/week Non-members

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


Overnight Lacrosse Camp for boys held at LeMoyne College in Syracuse. Campers will stay in dorms on campus, meals are included. Each camper will enjoy four days of instruction and training to improve all aspects of their game. Several games are played each day to give players the opportunity to put their skills to work.

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

SCHEDULE: July 6 - 9, overnight

FEES: $420 overnight, $375 commuter

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


Fees for camps and programs are listed with a “Recreation Partnership Discount” or “City Resident Discount”. All camps and programs are open to everyone, but the 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. If in doubt, please call for fee clarification.

Please note: We have a brand new online system, please visit

CASS PARK DAY CAMP ages 5-8. Half or full day camp with great activities. Campers participate in swim lessons, arts & crafts, drama, recreation, Magic Circle, Wacky Wednesdays, talent shows, and special guests! Full days: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre and post camp supervision available.

July 6-17; July 20-31; Aug 3–14; Aug 17-21

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

STEWART PARK DAY CAMP ages 8 – 14. Half or full day camp SPDC favorites of canoeing, sailing, archery, crafts, dancing, fields games, drama, nature, swimming at Cass Park, special guests and more! July 6-17; July 20-31; Aug 3–14; Aug 17-21

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

STEWART PARK CAMPER IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM: 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. As part of the program, CITs are required to try different program specialty areas to develop skills and are put into real and simulated problem solving situations. As a group the CIT’s also plan and lead programs throughout the summer. Runs from July 6-31, 9 am to 4 pm. Fees: $510 NM. $255 RP. Successful CIT candidates will be invited back to volunteer a 4 hour shift (during 8 am-5 pm) daily at the camp the weeks of Aug 3rd-21st. Limited spots. Applicants must provide immunization records, 2 adult non-family references and fill out a part-time seasonal application.

LEARN TO SAIL ages 9-16. The Cornell Sailing School and East Shore Sailing Marina present one-week courses to teach sailing. All skill levels welcome; participants must be able to swim length of a pool (25 yards). Held at East Shore Sailing Marina. Choose morning (8:30 am – noon) or afternoon (1-4:30 p.m.)

June 29-July 2 (short week); July 6-10; July 13-17; July 20-24; July 27-31; Aug 3-7; Aug 10-14; Aug 17-21. Fee: $270 NM/session. $135 RP/session (Session 1: $218 NM/$109 RP).

JUNIOR GOLF CAMP for youth ages 8-17 at Newman Golf Course. Learn basic skills of the game or improve your skills. Beginners and intermediate level youth. Equipment provided. Session 1: July 6-9, July 13-16, Session 2: July 20-23, July 27-30, Session 3: Aug 3-6, Aug 10-13, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.–12 pm. Fee: $190 NM/$45 CD

NEW! FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS CAMP for youth 9-12. Four days of non-contact football basics. Designed for all interested in playing football, it suits both those who have already played as well as those who are new to the game and want to learn in a safe, controlled environment. Learn both strategic and fundamental aspects of the game. June 29-July 2, 5:30-7:30 pm. Fee: $65 NM/$50 CD

ART CAMP for youth ages 5-12. Program offers opportunities to create in clay, drawing, painting and sculpting. Two field trips planned.

Ages 5-8: Aug 17-21, 9 am – 12 pm; Fee: $150 NM/$75 RP.

Ages 8-12: July 6-17, July 20-31, Aug 3-14, 9 am–12 pm. Fee: $310 NM/$155 RP

IMAGINE THAT ages 4-6. Creative play, theatre games, storytelling, art, movement and music. July 6-17; July 20-31; Aug 3-14, 9 am-12 pm. Fee: $210 NM/$105 RP

YOUTHEATRE CAMP ages 6–12. Explore a little of everything, original plays, theatre games, improvisation, music, and movement, morning program. Each session ends with a “sharing” for family and friends.

Ages 8-12: Session 1 July 6-17, 9 am – 12 pm; Ages 6-8: Session 2 July 20-31, 9 am – 12 pm; Ages 6-8: Session 3 Aug 3-14, 9 am – 12 pm

Fee: $310 NM; $155 RP

SHOWTIME ages 8-12. No experience or training is required. In the afternoon program we will be exploring all three aspects of musical theater. Session 1: July 6-10; Session 2: July 20-24; 1-4 pm. Fee: $140 NM/$70 RP

SHAKESPEARAMA youth 8-12. Where else but in Shakespeare’s plays can you find teenagers with swords, kings poisoned in the ear, magical donkey heads, a 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 13-16 1-4pm. Fee: $140 NM/$70 RP

NEW! CIRCUS ARTS youth 8-12. Learn the variety of skills needed for “company performance”. Circus Arts is slapstick, fun and engaging while building mind/body balance, teamwork and communication skills. July 20-24, 1-4pm. Fee: $140 NM/$70 RP

NEW! LET’S PUT ON A PLAYyouth 6-8. Youth take part in writing, creating and performing their own plays. July 27-31, 1-4pm. Fee: $140 NM/$70 RP

NEW! STAGE COMBAT youth 8-12. Did you ever wonder how the performers choreographed the combat sense on-screen and stage? Learn the specialized technique of creating the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. July 27-31, 1-4pm. Fee: $140 NM/$70 RP

THEATRE BUFFET ages 6-12. Theatre Buffet is theatre consumed in a buffet style! Each week we will “taste” a new theatrical genre or project, ranging from mask-making to story performing to radio plays and more. Aug 3-7, 1-4 pm. Fee: $140 NM/$70 RP

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. Program consists of 4 ensembles: beginning band, beginning orchestra, advanced band, and advanced orchestra. Students must have their own instruments and be able to read music. Students interested in beginning band and orchestra need 1-3 years’ experience or NYSSMA level one or two. Advanced students must have 3 years’ experience or NYSSMA level three and up. Lincoln Hall, Cornell University. Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 30-July 30. 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: $75 NM/$53 CD

OPEN STUDIO TIME Children (ages 9 and up) and adults who have taken pottery classes at the IYB previously. During this time, studio is open for their use of clay, glazes and wheels with instruction and assistance provided. Participants design their own projects. Saturdays, June 6, 13 & 20, 12-2pm. Fee: $130 NM/$65 RP

OUTDOOR FIRING CLASS Ages 10 and up. Make pottery that will be fired using exciting outdoor techniques that produce unique smoke and ash designs! During the first two classes, we use the wheel and/or hand-build our clays pieces. During the 3rd class, we finish them by placing our pots directly in wood, straw and fire for spectacular results! Saturdays June 6, 13 & 20, 10-11:30am. Fee: $100 NM/$50 RP

NEW! Adult/Child Summer Art Fun – Adults and their child/children ages 8 and up will enjoy a variety of art experiences during three evenings, painting the lake and making pottery! Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, July 14, 21 & 28.Fee: $65 NM/$50 RP

IYB SUMMER SWIM CLINIC - Youth under the age of 18 wanting to improve stroke mechanics & efficiency, increase aerobic capacity, learn about race strategy, gain endurance and take the next step after Swim School or Learn to Swim programs with a training oriented competitive swim clinic. Participants must have completed Level 5 Red Cross Learn to Swim or the equivalent. Monday, Wednesday & Friday at Cass Park Pool, June 22 – Aug 14, 5:30-6:45pm. Fee: $165 NM/$116 CD

Services for Children with Disabilities

Inclusion Services at Cass and Stewart Park Day Camps, available for children with disabilities who require an aide. Camp registration through the IYB is required, no additional fee or charges. Limited to children living in TC. For Application for a 1:1 buddy, contact Jenny Pogorzala at 273-8364 x152 or Joanie Groome at x165.

Lessons: SWIMMING for all ages of various skill levels at Cass Park Pool, morning and evening times. Class descriptions, schedules, and registration can be found at starting in April or call 273-1090 for information. Competitive Stroke Clinic, June 29-July 2 available for swimmers who have completed all lesson levels, competitive swimmers, or tri-athletes to improve.

TENNIS ages 5-16+ at Cass Park courts. Evening lessons in May, June, July & Aug. Fee for Traditional Youth Only Lessons: $140 NM; $70 RP. NEW Adult & Child classes, so you can learn with your child. A&C Fee: $120 NM, $60 RP per pair.

TAE KWON DO ages 8 and up. This will be a 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 29-July 15; July 20–Aug 5. Fee: $78 NM, $55 CD.

Special Events: FRIDAY NIGHT ROLLER FEVER: Roller Skating at Cass Park! Family Fun Nights 7-9 p.m. May 8 & 22, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, Aug 14 & 28, Sept 11 & 25. Skate Fee: $7/person, includes skate rental. $5 if have own skates.

Registrations, Scholarships

Program information and registrations are distributed in the IYB’s “I-PLAYbook” brochure to all students at local schools. Scholarships available based on financial need. IYB (607) 273-8364, fax # (607) 273-2817,


Held at the CSMA, located at 330 E. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street, Ithaca. For more information, contact the CSMA office at (607)  272-1474 or look on the website: Financial aid is available on the basis of need. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Arts All Around You (AAAY) for ages 6 - 9. Nine one-week sessions. AAAY provides art, music, dance and theatre classes and activities, taught by professional teaching artists and based on a different theme each week. Field trips to local museums, parks, and theatres.

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.)

SCHEDULE: Weekdays, 9 am – 3 pm; optional aftercare available 3-5:15 pm. Week 1: 7/6-7/10Celebrate the Americas

Week 2: 7/13-7/17Castles & Dragons;  Week 3: 7/20-7/24That’s Hilarious!; Week 4: 7/27-7/31Earth Week; Week 5: 8/3-8/7Big Top to Broadway; Week 6: 8/10-8/14Journey to Africa; Week 7: 8/17-8/21Heroes & Heroines; Week 8: 8/24-8/28Arts Around the World; Week 9: 8/31-9/4Creature Feature

Jazz Institute for ages 11 - 18. June 29 - July 3, 9 am-3 pm.

A five-day intensive open to instrumentalists with at least a basic knowledge of their instrument (usually a minimum of 1-2 years playing it). All levels of improvisation experience are welcome, and ensembles are formed according to students’ abilities. Week includes two band rehearsals each day, workshops in various aspects of jazz and improvisation skills, and demo/performances by guest artists. Please register or express interest by June 15th.

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

Musical Theatre Skills and Drills for ages 10 - 16. Aug 10-14, 9 am-1 pm.

New! Join us for a week designed to hone your core skills in musical theater – acting, dancing and singing! Daily acting exercises with Holly Adams will include character development, understanding scenes, comedy, improve, and stage combat. Dancing for the musical stage, taught by Liz Livesay, will focus on elements of tap, jazz and social dance. Solo and group singing with Doreen Alsen will include vocal technique (hitting the high notes and all about that bass) and understanding songs as both story and dialog. Action!

FEES: CSMA Members: $140; Non-members: $186. (Individual membership is $55/year. Family membership is $90/year.)

Star Search: Bored with the Rings for ages 10 - 16. Aug 17-28, 9 am – 2 pm.

A total immersion in every aspect of musical theater. For ten days, our actors will sing, dance, act, build props and sets, and construct their own costumes. Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful and imaginative, and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Every actor gets a turn in the spotlight and kids grow and thrive as a creative team while they explore their own visions of the production.

Bored with the Rings is a wacky, loving retelling of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. With original songs set to 80s hit tunes and the addition of some characters Tolkien hadn’t written, this show has something for everyone and is easily Star Searchers’ favorite show! Exciting performance on the final Friday evening.

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 - 16 years, in small age-linked groups supervised by college students and teachers.

AGES: 3 - 16

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. – 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Commuter Teens (ages 13-16) have an extended program, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., lunch and dinner provided, Monday through Friday. A weekly residential option for teens with full room and board and 24-hour supervision also is available, Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning.

Four weekly Sessions: July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, and July 27-31.

FEES: Per week: Li’l Bears: $340; Tykes: $440, Explorers: $450, Big Reds and JCs: $460, and Commuter Teens: $680. Residential Teens: $1,150.

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


The Cornell Speech & Debate Union, in partnership with the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell, is hosting its third-annual International Summer Debate Camp.

All high school students, including those entering in Fall ’15, are eligible to apply. The camp consists of six days of intensive instruction in argumentation, public speaking and debate and culminates in a full debate tournament amongst campers. The staff for this summer’s camp 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 debate experience is required.

AGES: 13 – 18, students in or entering High School in Fall ‘15

SCHEDULE: Aug 2 – 9

FEES: $500 for day camp; some financial support available based on need.

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


The Cornell Sports School runs camps and clinics for boys and girls, ages 6-19. All camps are held at the beautiful Cornell University campus, located at the base of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. Every summer, we welcome thousands of athletes from across the country and around the world!

The Cornell Sports School 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, Rock Climbing, Rowing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Cross Country, Volleyball, Wrestling and All-Sports Youth Camps.

AGES: 6 - 19

SCHEDULE: Weekly sessions June 13 – Aug 20

CONTACT: For more information call Cornell Sports School, (607) 255-1200, , or visit the web site


A week-long summer science day camp to be offered at Cornell University. The camp will be held in Comstock Hall.

Daily classroom lectures and discussions; daily laboratory work studying insects through microscopes; dissection of preserved specimens to learn anatomy; daily trips outside, sometimes off campus, to study and collect insects in their natural habitats; visits to several research labs including spiders and honey bees. In addition, we will plan one optional evening program studying insects that come to lights.

AGES: 14 – 16 (or entering Grade 9)

SCHEDULE: Aug 3 – 7; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (possible 8 am drop-off and 5 pm pick-up with prior arrangement only)

FEES: $375 (includes $50 non-refundable registration fee, plus collecting equipment, T-shirt, morning/afternoon snacks & transportation)

CONTACT: Stephanie Westmiller, ,


Cornell University offers three and six-week academic sessions to high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by June 2015. Students take college courses with leading Cornell faculty, earn college credits, explore careers and majors, and focus on areas including architecture and art; business and leadership; college success; design and fashion; computing; English immersion; hotel management; law and government; medicine and psychology; research and science; social change and sustainability; and veterinary medicine.

Summer College is a great opportunity to experience college life, enhance college applications, and make friends from around the world. Residential program; students live with and are supervised by head residents and residential community advisors.

AGES: High school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by June 2015.

SCHEDULE: 3 and 6-week sessions between June 20 and Aug 4.

FEES: 3-week: $6,020; 6-week: $12,100. Limited scholarships.

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


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. You can chose from different medium and are encouraged to develop your own style. The program will be held at 30 Marsh Road, Danby.

AGES: 7 to 99, adult – children combinations are welcome

SCHEDULE: Session 1: June 29-July 3; Session 2: July 13-18; Session 3*: July 20-24; Session 4*: July 27-31; Session 5: Aug 10-14; Session 6: Aug 24-28. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*Note Session 3 (Painting and Becoming More Native to the Place We Live) and Session 4 (Ourselves Through the Eyes of Nature – Girls Program) are special sessions that run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., for children 8 and older and happens in conjunction with EarthArts Program with Julie Kulik. Campers bring their own lunch and snack on those 2 weeks.

FEES: Sessions 1, 2, 5 & 6 are $160/week; Sessions 3 & 4 has a sliding scale fee of $350-$425, $50 off fee if registered before May 15th.

Half of the tuition is due upon registration to secure place, balance due first day of camp. Two half scholarships are 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. Program activities will include nature awareness, gardening, cooking, theater, community service, games, arts and crafts, and field trips. Suggestions, preferences, and/or ideas are welcome. Programs will 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: Please see website for specific times and dates,

FEES: FREE, donations are welcome

CONTACT: Karlita Bleam, (215) 249–1277,


Small summer day camp is being offered by DICC, located at 506 First Street, Ithaca. Enrollment limited to 10 spots per week. Weekly themed projects, swimming, field trips (movies, Sciencenter, and a big end of summer field trip).

AGES: 5 - 12

SCHEDULE: weekly sessions June 29 – Aug 28; 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

FEES: $225/week, includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack plus a one-time $25 registration fee

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 in Grades K - 5

SCHEDULE: June 29-Aug 7, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

FEES: TBD, please call for details

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


Enrichment programs to be offered to youth living at Hanshaw Village, Congers, and Beaconview Mobile Home Parks in Freeville and Dryden. Programs will be held at 4-H Acres and other parks in and around Tompkins County. Exciting themes this summer will include a craft circle, gardening, renovation and beautification projects at 4H Acres, and wild crafting, with as much outside time and nature exploration as possible. Programs support experiential and service learning. Detailed information and permission slips will be available in June at

AGES: youth 7 - 17

SCHEDULE: day hours during summer beginning in July, exact dates to be announced

FEES: Free for youth residing in 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. Morning programs held 9 a.m.– noon. Each week is a different theme and will include: Junior Fire Fighter Academy, arts, nature activities, cooking, and more. In addition, we’ll offer two afternoons of Primitive Pursuits for middle/high school age youth.

Minimal fees charged for programs, however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Programs will meet at several locations throughout Dryden. Contact David Hall, Program Manager (607) 272-2292 ext. 223 for more information. Registration forms will be available at the Dryden Town Hall and schools, and will also be available on our website in May:


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. These skills alongside writing, theater, clay sculpture, painting and drawing, and singing make us truly Earth Artists! As students study all of these areas of knowledge in concert they develop a more holistic sense of place, community, and greater awareness of their individual passion and purpose. 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: Programs held in Ellis Hollow, Danby, South Hill and Mecklenburg; see website for details. Early bird registration until May 15th. Before and after care available for some programs.

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


The National Soaring Museum in Elmira will host the annual Eileen Collins Aerospace Camp. The camp is an aviation day camp with one overnight. Campers will experience flights in gliders and Cessna airplanes, 3D printing, engineering design challenges, Observatory visit, simulated “Mission to Mars” at the Rochester Challenger Center, museum visits, rocket building and launching, flight simulators, sleepover, and participate in hands-on STEM activities.

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

SCHEDULE: Boys: July 6 – 10; Girls: July 13 – 17; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 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. Programs provide recreational and “experiential learning”. 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. Handicap accessible cabins and activities buildings.

AGES: Leadership Experience overnight or day camp, ages 16–26,’ Junior Leadership Experience overnight or day camp, ages 14-16; Children’s overnight or day camp, ages 8-13.

SCHEDULE: Leadership Experience overnight: 1 or 2 weeks July 5 – 18; Jr. Leadership Experience overnight: 1 or 2 weeks July 5 – 18; Children’s overnight: 6 days July 19 – 24; Day Camp: weekdays only, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

FEES: Varies, contact camp or visit website for details. Camperships available for the Leadership Experience program.

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


Enfield’s Community Council Camp offers a program 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. Camp services children ages 4–13 with a CIT Program for youth ages 14–15 interested in summer employment, opportunities to work with youth and gain work experience. Camp 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 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 ensure a space for your child(ren) at camp. 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 6–Aug 14; 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: $375 per child for 6 weeks. Before camp: $170 per child for 1-5 days/week. After camp: $225 per child 1-5 days/week. Non-Resident Fee: $450 per child for 6 weeks. Before camp: $170 per child for 1-5 days/week. After camp: $260 per child for 1-5 days/week. Limited scholarships, call for details.

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

GIRL SCOUTS of NYPENN Pathways Summer Camp

Not just open to Girl Scout members, all girls can register and attend any of the camp programs being offered this year. Girl Scout camp gives girls the opportunity to participate in exciting activities that will challenge her limits in a safe environment, with supportive adults by her side. Resident camp will be held at the Comstock Program Center near Ithaca and Camp Trefoil in Harrisville.

Some programs being offered at Comstock this year include Sailing for girls going into grades 6 and up; Night Owls for girls going into grades 6 and up; Camper Sampler for girls going into grades 2 and 3; Project Adventure for girls going into grades 6 and up; and many horseback riding programs for girls at different age and skills levels. Mini-camp sessions available for younger campers.

An open house and first time parent meeting at the camp on May 3.

Some programs being held at Trefoil this year include a Backpack Trip for girls going into grades 6 and up; Team Extreme for girls going into grades 4 and 5; Coast Girls for girls going into grades 4 and 5; and Whitewater Rafting for girls going into grades 9 and up. Mini-camp sessions available for younger campers. An open house and first time parent meeting at the camp on May 10.

Camp CEO will return once again this year at Comstock! Taking place Aug 21-23 and gives older girls the opportunity to spend the weekend learning from, and networking with, some of the area’s top women executives. Girls and executives will participate in 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 the summer camp page at or contact Karen Lubecki at (315) 733-2391, ext. 2117, .


Two summer sessions offered by Serviente Glass Studios located at 201 E. Tompkins Street, Ithaca. An immersion into the art and practice of making a stained glass window. With instruction, guidance and oversight, students will finish their window by the end of the session. Among the skills taught and practiced will be: safety concerns and protections, pattern design and preparation, glass selection and cutting, refining glass shapes, the copper foil technique, and soldering and finishing.

A daily studio lunch can be arranged, add $50 to fee.

AGES: 14 and up

SCHEDULE: July 13 – 17, July 20 – 24; 9 am – 5 pm.

FEES: $480/week. Lunch adds $50 more per week.

CONTACT: Tony Serviente, (607) 277-7770,,


Day camp will be offered for children currently in kindergarten through fifth grade. Camp will be held at the Groton Central Schools. 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 are available by mail.

AGES: Kindergarten – 5th grade

SCHEDULE: July 6–Aug 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Before and after camp care are available.

FEES: $85/week. Partial scholarships are available.

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


Nature is the teacher. We are mentors and facilitators, helping young children connect with their bodies, the elements of nature and each other within a safe explorative space in the outdoors. Sessions will be held at 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca. Spend days exploring the woods around our camp, singing songs, and telling stories. Using natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves we will imagine a whole new way of living alongside our wild relatives. Our forest playground includes trails to explore, forts to build and play inside and puddles in which to stomp and splash.

AGES: 3 – 5

SCHEDULE: June 29-July 3; July 6-10; July 13-17, July 27-31, Aug 3-7, Aug 10-14, Aug 17-21, and Aug 24-28. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FEES: $200-$300, self-determined sliding scale.

CONTACT: Primitive Pursuits, (607) 272-2292, ext.195 or 198;, ,


Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre offers an unforgettable summer of training and fun in the performing arts! With a wide variety of classes, kids learn from professional artists who work nationally in the performing arts and teach the most current techniques in their disciplines. A safe environment where campers are encouraged to develop new skills and friendships. Classes run July 6-Aug 21, morning, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and afternoon, 1:30–5 p.m.

Hangar Plays! Week: July 6-10; Grades 3-4: World Premiere, Magical Masks; Grades 5-6: Juggling, World Premiere; Grades 7-12: Stage Combat, Mass Motion; Musical Theatre Singing Week: July 13-17; Grades 3-4: Broadway Songbook, Group Singing; Grades 5-6: Voice Technique, Glee Club; Grades 7-12: Acting the Song, Broadway Spotlight Bye Bye Birdie Rehearsals: July 20–Aug 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Show Performances: August 6-8. This musical theatre classic is rich in imagination and good old-fashioned fun! Led by professional artists, kids aged 7-18 will fill their days with hands-on opportunities to ply their skills, culminating with 6 performances.

Backstage Week: Aug 10-14; Grades 3-4: Beginning Comedy Improv, Play it Again Group Improv; Grades 5-6: Puppetry, Intro to Playwriting; Grades 7-12: Advanced Playwriting, Scene Study; Musical Theatre Dance Week: Aug 17-21; Grades 3-4: Broadway Moves, Beginners Jazz

Grades 5-6: Intermediate Jazz, Tap; Grades 7-12: Broadway Hits, Broadway Showstoppers

FEES: Individual classes: $160 for half day (one class) per week; $300 for full day (two classes) per week. Bye Bye Birdie only: $440 for rehearsal & performances.

Full day of classes all summer AND Bye Bye Birdie (rehearsal & performances): $1,440 (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, , for more information.


Full day camp for children 3 - 5 years old offered in a quiet country setting. Camp is held at Happy Way at 298 North Road, Freeville, NY. Activities will include math, science, nature studies, arts and crafts, music, sports, literature, language, and special visitors. Activities will be tailored to the interests of the children attending camp.

AGES: 3 - 5

SCHEDULE: June 29 – August 28; 2, 3, or 5 days a week, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

FEES: $700/session for 5 days/week; $450 for 3 days/week; $330 for 2 days/week.

CONTACT: Amber Austin, Director, (607) 844-8278,


Come flip with us this summer at Head Over Heels Gymnastics. Our summer day program offers expert instruction for children ages 4 years old and up! We offer full and half-day programs, fully air conditioned, and newly remodeled facility. Summer day program is for both beginner gymnastics and the gymnast with years of experience. All of our 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 29–Sept 4; 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: $195/week; Half day: $120/week. Siblings are $15 off/week. Register for 3 weeks or more, only $175/week.

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


University-based residential camp for health career exploration. This health careers exploration camp introduces young people to the health professions, the college admissions process, and life on a college campus setting. Through fun, interactive hands-on workshops, and educational lectures, campers are introduced to many fields in health, recreation, and health care. Camp will be held at Ithaca College, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Camp is a joint collaboration of Central NY AHEC and Ithaca College.

AGES: Students entering grades 10, 11 or 12 in the fall of 2015

SCHEDULE: July 6–10, including both day and evening activities. Students stay in a college dormitory.

FEES: $425. Limited scholarships available based on financial need of family, call for information.

CONTACT: John North, (607) 756-1090, For more information and application forms


One week of basic horsemanship, first aide, survival skills, wildlife education, and lots of fun for youth who have completed 2nd, 3rd or 4th Grades by June 2015. Located at 145 Chaffee Creek Road, Newfield. By the end of the week, your child will know if he or she wants a horse of their own. They will have learned everything that is involved with owning a horse and how to take care of it. This is not a horseback riding program.

AGES: 7 – 10, those that have completed 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade this year

SCHEDULE: June 29 – July 3; 8 am – 4 pm.

FEES: $200

CONTACT: Pam Watros, ,


IC3 offers children that will enter grades K-5 in the fall a lively learning environment in which to play, create, and explore. The camp is held in a spacious environment located at the Vineyard Church, 23 Cinema Drive, Ithaca.  Camp setting located within walking distance of 2 playgrounds, a basketball court, and soccer field allowing children to explore their natural environment and take advantage of the beautiful Ithaca summer days. Use of an indoor gross motor play space and 4 classrooms.Campers will take nature walks, play water games, prepare healthy snacks, make arts & crafts, host guests from the community, attend Kiddstuff performances at the Hangar Theatre, take swim trips to Taughannock State Park 2 times a week, and go on a variety of field trips related to the weekly theme! The program will run weekdays, 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., from June 29 – September 4. You may register your child by the week or for the entire summer. Daily snacks and beverages are provided and campers bring their own bag lunch. ICS Summer Camp 2015 will be a peanut and nut free environment.

Week 1 IC3 Detectives, June 29-July 2; Week 2 Up, Up & Away, July 6-10; Week 3 Animal Antics, July 13-17; Week 4 Go Green, July 20-24; Week 5 Summer Olympics, July 27-31; Week 6 Imaginarium, August 3-7; Week 7 Once Upon A Time, August 10-14; Week 8 Splash Zone, August 17-21; Week 9 Time Travelers, August 24-28; Week 10 Summer’s Last Blast, August 31-Sept. 4

AGES: Entering Kindergarten – 5th graders (ages 4 – 10)

SCHEDULE: Weekly June 29–Sept 4; closed July 3rd. 7:30 am - 5:45 p.m.

FEES: $230/week ($185 for wk of June 29-July 3), 10% discount if registered for all 10 weeks. Payments made in full at the time of registration. Refunds only granted before May 15.

CONTACT: Erin Fitzgerald (607) 257–0200,, registration forms available on Please call to check on space availability before registering.


If Only Farm, Freeville, NY, invites kids ages 6-17 to join us for two week-long sessions of our Equestrian Day Camp this summer. Children with any level of riding experience are welcome, from complete beginner to advanced rider. Campers will receive instruction on riding and the care and handling of horses, with an emphasis on safety, good horsemanship and having fun! 

AGES: 6 – 17

SCHEDULE:July 6–10 & Aug 3-7; 9 am – 1 pm

FEES: $350/week; $150 non-refundable deposit

CONTACT: Susan Lowe, (607) 347–4615,,


Creativity and fun go hand in hand at Ithaca Arts, 1458 Slaterville Road, Ithaca. Kids (mornings) and Teens (afternoons) use genuine artist materials and learn pro-style techniques while exploring world cultures through art and crafts and enjoying a very friendly group experience. No previous experience is needed.

 Hands-on creative workshops limited to 12 campers! Campers take home a substantial body of work each week, and every week they are completely different!

Many of our projects are based on arts and crafts from around the world, teaching about other cultures. We take pride offering Kids and Teens of all skill levels “real art”. We motivate creativity and inspire artistic self-confidence. Relaxed atmosphere with plenty of breaks and time to stretch out (Kids Art Camp includes supervised lunch period.)

KIDS ART CAMP: One-week sessions; ages 5 – 12, 9 am – 1 pm. Includes supervised lunch period and outdoor play (weather permitting). Flexible extended camp options available until 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 pm. Early drop off available 8 - 9 am.

June 29–July 3 Mixed- Media Multicultural Workshop; July 6-10 Architecture and Art; July 13–17 Fashion Design; July 20–24 Intro to Manga Art; Aug 3-7 Story-Writing, Illustrating and Bookmaking; Aug 10-14 Fine Art Focus: Matisse-inspired Collages; Aug 17–21 Doodle Art

TEEN ARTS CAMP: One-week sessions, ages 12 – 17, 1 - 3:30pm. Campers work with high quality professional artist materials, sometimes using eco-friendly recycled products, and make unique, creative projects while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere promoting group interaction and a free exchange of imaginative thinking.

June 29-July 3 Advanced Mixed-Media Workshop;

July 6–10 NYC Architecture; July 13–17 Fashion Design & Illustration; July 20–24 Manga Drawing for Teens; Aug 3-7 Cartooning; Aug 10-14 Fine Art Focus: Cubist and Modernist Collage; Aug 17-21 Doodle Art: Zen Doodling and Beyond!

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! Flexible schedule to suit your pickup time! Offered weekly for late pick-up.

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

SCHEDULE: weekly June 29–Aug 21, 8-9 am (Early drop-off, recreation); 9 am – 1 pm (Kids Camp); 2, 3, 4:30 or 6 pm (Kids Extended Camp); 1 - 3:30 pm (Teen Art Camp); 4:30, 5 or 6 p.m. (Teen Art Camp Extended Day)

FEES: $195/week Kids Camp; $175/week Teen Camp; morning early drop and afternoon fees vary depending on times, email or call for details or check web site. Scholarships may be available, email or call for details. Multi-week discounts.

CONTACT: Debra Jacoby, (607)  272-3580, Register online 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. Dancers from 8-18 years old are welcome; previous ballet training is not required. Summer faculty includes Cindy Reid, Artistic Director of the Ithaca Ballet. 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 29–Aug 7. Two 3-week sessions: June 29-July 17 or July 20–Aug 7.

FEES: Full 6 weeks: $1,000; 3-week sessions: $600; $100 deposit to be paid by June 1.

CONTACT: for registration materials and more information


CONTACT: Heidi Adami, (607) 272-2292, Registration forms available online at

Nature’s Play Corp I: A Muddy Good Time

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: June 29 – July 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: self-determined sliding scale, $230-$280; Members: $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Mud Madness

AGES: 3-5

SCHEDULE: June 29–July 3, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FEES: self-determined sliding scale, $120-$160; Members: $105. Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Junior Farmers

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: July 6 – 10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Junior Farmers

AGES: 3-5

SCHEDULE: July 6 – 10, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $120-160; Members $105. Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available. Nature Super Heroes

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: July 13-17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Nature Super Heroes

AGES: 3-5

SCHEDULE: July 13-17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $120-160; Members $105. Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Nature Play Corps II: Garden Magic

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: July 20-24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available. AGES: 3-5

SCHEDULE: July 20-24, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $120-160; Members $105. Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available. Turtle Camp

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: July 27-31, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Wetland Wonders

AGES: 3-5

SCHEDULE: July 27-31, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $120-160; Members $105. Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Farmers Market I

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: August 3-7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

AGES: 3-5

SCHEDULE: August 3-7, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $120-160; Members $105. Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Art in the Garden

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: August 10-14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

 Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

AGES: 3-5

SCHEDULE: August 10-14, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $120-160; Members $105. Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Garden Chefs

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: August 17-21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Art in the Garden

AGES: 3-5

SCHEDULE: August 17-21, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $120-160; Members $105. Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Farmers Market II

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: August 24-28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.

Nature Play Corps III: Adventure

AGES: 6-12

SCHEDULE: August 31- Sept. 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:30), after care available 4–5:30 p.m.

FEES: Self-determined sliding scale $230-280; Members $215. After care, $10/day (pre-registration required). Multi-week & sibling discounts. Scholarships are available.


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 28 - July 3, 1 course, non-credit.

Three week session, July 5 - July 24, 1 course, 2 to 4 credits.

Application deadline: May 1st

Summer Piano Institute:,

June 25-July 4, for talented pianists aged 12-18.

Application deadline: April 1st

Ithaca Writers Institute:,

July 5 - 17, residential writing program for high school students.

Application deadline: May 1st


Ithaca College School of Music offers its Summer Music Academy – two residential instructional programs for young musicians who are entering grades 5 through 12. Taught by Ithaca College faculty and top music educators from across the country, the High School and Intermediate Divisions provide a creative and supportive environment for young adults to grow as musicians and people.

The High School Division is open to students who are entering grades 10 to 12. Private lessons available for an additional fee. Instruction for intermediate and advanced music students will offer opportunities to perform in large as well as chamber ensembles, receive instruction in master classes and music, and take non-music courses designed to prepare students for college. Areas of study will include band (wind ensemble), orchestra, voice, and jazz programs. Additionally, students in any program may choose to apply and audition for entrance to the Performance Track, an opportunity for advanced musicians. New to this year, students who have experience in composition and would like to concentrate their studies in this area may apply to the Composition Track as well.

The Intermediate Division includes band, vocal/musical theatre, and orchestra programs available to students entering grades 5 to 9. Private lessons available for an additional fee. Instruction for beginning and intermediate students offers opportunities to perform in large and chamber ensembles. They will also receive instruction in master classes and an array of music courses designed to provide a quality summer musical experience.

More information and online applications are available at Application deadline is May 15. Late applications will be reviewed and based on space availability. A limited number of need-based and talent-based scholarships are available.

AGES: ages 12–18, students who are entering grades 5 through 12

SCHEDULE: High School Division: July 12–25. Intermediate Division: July 26 – Aug 1.

FEES: High School Division: $1,925 for tuition, room and board. Intermediate Division: $875 for tuition, room and board.

CONTACT: Christine Gregory, (607) 274-3366,,


Ithaca Media Arts, 1458 Slaterville Road, Ithaca, offering creative, fun-filled Tech, Media Making and Acting summer day camp. New programs this year include new 9am-3pm “School Day” Engineering & Filmmaking/Animation options, Fight Scene Acting, Music Recording/Mixing, and Electronics Maker in addition to our camps in Lego and CGI Animation, Film/Video Making, ROBLOX & Minecraft Gamemaking, Acting, 3D Printing, Web Site Design, Robotics and Yu-Gi-Oh!/Magic The Gathering. One-day “Try-It Camp” too! Teens and Kids use real, professional tools including cameras, microphones, kid-safe lighting equipment, 3D printers and computers. Cinemapolis Theater screening of camper animations and videos! School Day program from 9:00am to 3:00pm or Full Day programs from 9:00am to 5:00 pm in Engineering, Animation and Filmmaking, and iPad Videomaking/Animation, plus our individual morning and afternoon day camp programs. Extended hours 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. available. All programs are weekly (except “Try-It”).


FILM & ANIMATION ACADEMY ages 8 – 17, options of Full Day (9 am - 5 pm), School Day (9am - 3pm) Morning Academy (10 am-1:30 pm) or Afternoon Academy (1:30–5 pm).

Lego Animation – 10 am-1:30pm: June 29-July3, July 20-24, Aug 3-7, Aug 24-28; 1:30 -5 pm: July 6-10

Stop Motion Animated Short (including American Girl/Transformers /Action figures) – 10 am - 1:30pm, July 13-17; 1:30-5pm: Aug 3-7

TV News Spoof - 1:30-5 pm: Aug 17-21

CGI Animated Short – 10 am-1:30pm: July 6-10, Aug 10-14; 1:30 - 5 pm: June 29-July 3, July 20-24.

Cel & White Board Animation - 10 am - 1:30pm: Aug 17-21; 1:30-5 pm: July 13-17

Music Video Making - 1:30-5 pm: Aug 24-28


KIDS MEDIA MAKER CAMP for ages 7-14.

FULL DAY JUNIOR FILMMAKER CAMP for ages 4-9. Includes a supervised lunch period and morning and afternoon snack breaks.

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 30 – Aug 29, 1- 5 pm. Available every week, all summer.

ROBOTICS CAMP ages 8–17, 9:30-11:30 am. ; MINECRAFT & ROBLOX; GAME MAKING ages 8-17, 11:30am-1:30 pm.; FIGHT SCENE ACTING! Ages 8-17. New! 1:00-4:00pm.; MUSIC & SOUND RECORDING & MIXING New! Ages 8-18, 10:00am-4:00pm, early drop-off available.; ELECTRONICS MAKER New! Ages 8-18, 1:30-4:00pm.; TEEN ACTING FOR FILM & VIDEO Ages 11-18, 1:00-4:00pm.; JUNIOR ACTING CAMP Ages 5-10, 10:30am-12:30pm.; 3D PRINTING MAKER CAMP Ages 8–17, 1:30-4pm.; MAKE A WEB SITE CAMP Ages 8–17, 1:30-4:30 pm.; YU-GI-OH! DUEL ACADEMY and COLLECTIBLE CARD GAMES Ages 8–17, 1:30-4 pm; 

TRY-IT CAMP An easy way to check us out for one day before committing to a full week-long program. Campers get a taste of several different fun and creative activities. This is a ONE-DAY program offered 11 am-2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays most weeks in July and Aug.

AGES: 4 – 17, varies by program, co-ed

SCHEDULE: weekly June 29–Aug 28, closed July 27-31. See individual camp program

FEES: Jr. Lego Animation is $135/week, Media Maker Camp is $195/week, Morning/Afternoon Academies are $275/week, Full Day Jr. Filmmaker is $395/week, Engineer or Filmmaker Camp is $395/week School Day, $495/week Full Day, Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Games is $85/week, Try-It! one-day camp is $50.

CONTACT: Debra Jacoby, (607)  272-3580,, for online registration and information.


For over 45 years, Ithaca Montessori School has offered exciting programs that provide children with opportunities for learning, personal growth and fun! 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: Primary 3 - 5; Elementary 5 - 9

SCHEDULE: Session 1: June 29-July 2, Summer Fun! Session 2: July 6-17, Farms; Session 3: July 20-31, Construction; Session 4: Aug 3-14, Oceans; Session 5: Aug 17-28, Space Exploration.

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: $185, Sessions 2-5: $450/session (2 weeks).

Full day: Session 1: $220, Sessions 2-4: $540/session (2 weeks), Session 5: $520 (2 weeks, 8/28 half day).

Before Camp Care: $35/week. After Camp Care: $75/week.

CONTACT: Khaliha Nolan, (607) 266-0788,,


The Ithaca Yacht Club will offer a sailing camp for youth ages 8-17. Camp is held Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 4:30, with drop-off at 8 am and pick-up at 5 pm available, with an hour lunch break. Sailors must bring their own lunch. The children will learn beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques in Optimist (dinghies), and 420s. 

All sailors may progress to a more advanced level upon recommendation of the instructors, and approval of the Sailing Director(s). All sailors must complete a minimum swimming requirement of 50 yards.  Registration form available at

SCHEDULE:Weekly sessions beginning June 29 – Aug 28; 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 Roger, with questions; Registration forms and payment to Marge Seamon, IYC Sailing Program, 309 Third Street, Ithaca, fax (607) 273–6076,


The Joint Youth Commission will offer fun, educational and active summer programs for youth currently in or entering middle school in fall 2015. 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 (hiking, overnights), water exploration, volunteering in your community, herbal salve making, 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.

For more information and a registration form for summer programs, contact Aislyn Colgan, 272-2292 x221, or Penny Boynton, 539-6345, Check our website for program registrations starting in May at:

KARATE CAMPS: Self-defense & Empowerment

Ithaca Karate Harmony with Nature School offers 3 sessions of a morning karate camp. Camp is 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: 8:30 a.m. – noon; Session 1: June 29-July 3, Session 2: July 27-31, Session 3: Aug 24-28 (held at Upper Buttermilk State Park for intermediate/advanced level juniors).

FEES: $125/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 Enrichment Camps begin. Ages 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15.

Located at 15 Catherwood Road, #2, Ithaca.

Contact Seishi Honbu, (607) 277-1047, Visit our website for more information.

KIDS FIRST Summer Camp

“Because Children Matter!” Mental Health Association in T.C. will be offering a summer therapeutic recreation day camp for children who are experiencing a mental health and/or developmental disability. KIDS FIRST is a coed camp for children/adolescents/teens/young adults, who need a more structured, supervised, supportive environment to enable full participation in a typical camp like setting. Camp takes place at 301 S. Geneva Street (Henry St. John Gym) and Cass Park.

KIDS FIRST program will give children the opportunity to be involved in a “camp like” setting and enjoy mainstream activities that otherwise would not be available due to individual special needs or limitations. Activities include swimming at Cass Park, music and dance, arts and crafts, plays at Hangar Theatre, 4-H Fair, Sciencenter, hiking, various physical and passive game activities as well as relaxation skills, relationship and communication skill building and more.

All staff go through an intensive 2 week training, are fingerprinted and approved through the NYS Office of Children and Family Services. Participant to staff ratio is 5:1 and one-on-one supervision for participants is available.

AGES: co-ed, 5–18 years old

SCHEDULE: weekly sessions beginning July 6–Aug 14; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

FEES: $150/week per child; sliding scale for families and also staff will be available to assist with alternative funding sources.

 CONTACT: Jacob Parker Carver, (607) 273-9250,,


Ultimate Athletics, Martial Arts Fitness and Training Center, located at The Shops at Ithaca Mall, will offer a day camp for ages 5–12. Our Martial Arts summer camp is designed to provide kids with all the benefits that come with training in the Martial Arts. They will not only learn Martial Arts techniques, they will also be exposed to fun activities that help them build teamwork skills and self-confidence. We will have a special emphasis this year on back-to-school bully prevention and self-defense. Spaces for this hands-on Martial Arts Camp are limited, enrollment is encouraged as early as possible, but no later than August 1st. Registration forms available online and at Ultimate Athletics.

AGES: co-ed, ages 5-12.

SCHEDULE: 9 am – 4 pm, Aug 17-21

FEES: $250/week

CONTACT: Kevin Brady,, (607)  319–0685,


The Town of Lansing Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a wide variety of summer camps and programs. Included will be a day camp, art, soccer, band camp, golf, rock climbing, sailing camp, nature escape camp, kayak paddling, horse riding camp, bowling, drama camp, swimming lessons, tennis, track & field, reading camp, archery, and much more. Scholarships are available for many of the programs. Specific details are included on the program registration form and on our web site. FREE CONCERTS in Myers Park Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m., July 9-Aug 20. Ludlowville Park Concerts on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m., July 10, 17, and 24. Please call with questions (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 will be available in May at

L.E.A.F.(Learning.Exploring.Arts.Fun) SUMMER DAY CAMP 2015

A free day camp for adults, ages 18-105, with developmental disabilities offered for three one-week sessions at the southern pavilion in Robert Treman State Park. July 27-31 and Aug 10-13 with a 3rd week still to be determined, call for details. Within a general arts and nature theme, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 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. For information and registration, contact or Susan Franklin at (716) 698-2459.

LEARNING WEB - Summer Service Program

Opportunity for youth who live in Village of Lansing, Village of Cayuga Heights or Town of Ithaca and who are interested in participating in community service projects. Have fun and make new friends while serving your community! Past service sites include: TC SPCA, IC3, recording a PSA for the radio, Wood’s Earth Living Classroom, Family Reading Partnership and more!

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

SCHEDULE: Sessions run for 6 weeks, two mornings per week from June 29 –Aug 6; 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Choice of Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays.

LOCATION: St. Catherine of Siena Church

FEES: Free! Midmorning snack included

CONTACT: Ilana Polak, (607)  275 – 0122,


Little Voices Music & Motion is a research based music class for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, with parents or other caregivers along for the fun. We sing, dance, and play with instruments and movement props to a wide variety of traditional, contemporary, and original songs. Most importantly, we have a lot of FUN! Classes are held in a number of locations in Lansing and Ithaca.

AGES: 0 – 4, with an adult

SCHEDULE: Weekly 45-minute classes; 5 consecutive weeks, beginning the week of July 13th. Check website after May 15th for full class schedule and registration information.

FEES: $75, plus $50 for siblings. Infant siblings eight months and younger are free but must be registered in advance. CD included. Scholarships are available; please email for more information.

CONTACT: Kathryn Russell, (607)  227– 7902,


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

Overnight Individual Camps: July 19 – 23 (ages 7-12 and 13-18)

Overnight Father/Son Weekend: July 17 – 19 (ages 7-12 and 13-18)

Elite Weekend Specialty, Pitchers & Catchers, Hitting Camps: July 17 – 19 (ages 7-12 and 13-18)

Mountaineer Day Camp: June 8 - 11 (ages 7-12 and 13-18)

Future Mountie: June 8 – 11 (ages 5-7)

Wilson/DeMarini Instructional Baseball Showcase: August 2, Grades 9 and above

FEES:Call for details

CONTACT: For more information call Harry Hillson, (570)404-2632, Register online at


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 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15. Specific training/workshops, ages 6–15.

Located at 15 Catherwood Road, #2, Ithaca.

Contact Seishi Honbu, (607) 277-1047, Visit our website for more information.


Day program to be offered for youth who have completed Grades 6, 7 or 8th. Program held at Boynton Middle School. 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  and mathematical workshops offered. Visit for more details on workshops and daily activities.

AGES: 12–15, coed, Middle School students who completed Grades 6, 7 or 8.

SCHEDULE: Aug 3 – 7; 9am-3pm

FEES: $300; Scholarships available.

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


The Medical Academy of Science and Health, or M.A.S.H. Camp, is a unique experience where students have the opportunity to learn first-hand from health professionals working in a hospital. Camp activities are very hands-on and explore different areas of health care.APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ALL CAMPs is May 29, 2015

SCHEDULE: Various dates; hours approximately 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

AGES: Students entering Grades 8 or 9 in the fall of 2015

FEES: Cost varies by location, $15-$45.

CONTACT: John North, (607) 756-1090, For more information and application forms

MUSIC AS PLAY! At Opus Ithaca School of Music

Opus Ithaca School of Music will offer a week-long music day camp for youth ages 7 – 11, musicians of all strings, piano and flute. Camp held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 402 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca. Experiment with music and sound in an atmosphere of “there is no such thing as a mistake!” We will play musical games and create layers of sound using the building blocks of music. We can orchestrate a silent movie using our own original music. All of this develops the creative part of the brain, and it is very fun too. We will play with drones, rhythm machines, Jazz and blues. We will play improvised guessing games, card games, musical “soccer”, and will put on a play while we play the music.

AGES: 7–11, coed

SCHEDULE: Aug 17 – 21; 9am-3:30 pm

FEES: $220 per child. Scholarships available.

 CONTACT: Andrea Merrill,, (607) 227-8135,


Summer Day Camp will be held at the Newfield Elementary School, 247 Main Street. The camp is open to children of residents who are entering grades 1 – 7, including homeschoolers. There is a cap of 75 participants for camp and a waiting list will be established if necessary. Non-residents will be considered but wait listed.

Camp will feature 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 the Town Hall. Applications and $100 deposit are due by May 15th with final payment due by June 15th. 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 29-Aug 7. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with additional daycare available from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. at an 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 are available; must show proof of qualifying for free/reduced lunch.

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


Painted Bar Stables, 4093 Lake Street, Burdett, will offer a week-long horseback riding youth program this summer. All riders will be assigned their own horse for the week and will take two lessons each day: a barn lesson on a daily topic and a trail riding lesson. Because Painted Bar Stables specializes in trail riding, all lessons and experiences will be 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.

AGES: Co-ed, ages 10 and older

SCHEDULE: June 29 – July 3; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FEES: $450 ($150 non-refundable deposit)

CONTACT: Erika Eckstrom,,


Our talented leaders craft each week to bring growth, fun and discovery through wilderness survival skills, nature mentoring and community-building activities.

CONTACT: To register or for more information, contact Primitive Pursuits, (607) 272-2292 x195,,

AGES: Day Camps: ages 6–12; Advanced Day Camps: returning

youth 10-12 and all youth 13-14. CIT experience for youth 13-15 and Junior Counselor experience for young adults 16-18.

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

Land on West Hill, Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, and traveling camps that meet each morning at Cornell Cooperative Extension of T.C.

HOURS: 9 a.m.–3 p.m., with free extended care from 8:30 a.m.-

3:30 p.m. to allow flex time for drop off and pick up.

Epic Adventure Day runs from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is available at the Y-Adventure Land & 4-H Acres locations for an additional $20/child per week.

FEES: Day Camp: $285-$385/week, self-determined sliding scale.

Advanced Day Camps: $​300-$​400/week, self-determined sliding scale.

Teen Leadership, ages 13 – 18: $​285-$​385/ week​ (Includes Overnight), self-determined sliding scale.

All funds received over minimum cost go to our scholarship fund and are tax deductible.

Day Camps Ages 6 - 12

B​ase Camp: June 29 - July 3​ (4-H Acres)​, July 6 - 10​ (Y-Adventure Land)​, July 27 - 31​ (4-H Acres)​​, Aug 31 - Sept 4​ (4-H Acres); ​​​Primitive Camp: June 29 - July 3​ (​4-H ​Acres)​, July 27 - 31​ (​4-H​ Acres)​, Aug 24 - 28​ ​(Y-​A​dventure Land​); ​H​unter ​Gatherer: July 13 - 17​ (​4-H ​Acres)​, Aug 17 - 21​ ​(​4-H ​Acres)​;

Summon the sleeping human within! Scout Week: July 13 - 17​ (​Y​ ​A​dventure ​L​and)​, July 20 - 24​ (​4-H ​Acres)​, Aug 3 - 7​ (​4-H​ Acres)​​; T​railblazers: July 20 - 24​ (Meet at ​CCE​)​, July 27 - 31​ (Meet at ​CCE​)​, Aug 10 - 14​ (Meet at ​CCE​)​​; CTF! (Capture the flag): July 20 - 24​ (​Y​ ​A​dventure ​L​and)​, Aug 3 - 7​ (​E​llis ​H​ollow Community Center)​, Aug 10 - 14​ (​Y​ ​A​dventure ​L​and); ​​Wilderness ​Week: Aug 17 - 21​ (Finger Lakes National Forest)​ OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT; R​aven’s ​Camp: Aug 24 - 28​ (​4-H ​Acres)​, Aug 31 - Sept 4 (​4-H ​Acres)​​; Advanced Day Camps Ages 10 - 14​ (returning ​Youth ​Ages 10-12 & ​New ​Teens 13-14); B​ow-​Making ​Camp: June 29 - July 3​ (​4-H​ Acres)​, July 20 - 24​ (​Y-A​dventure ​L​and), Aug 10 - 14​ ​(​4-H​ Acres)​​; A​dvanced ​Primitive ​Camp: June 29-July 3​ (​4-H​ Acres)​, July 27-31​ ​(​4-H​ Acres) OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT, Aug 24-28 ​(Y-Adventure Land)​ OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT; Way of the ​Hunter: July 6 - 10​ (​4-H​ Acres)​​; A​dvanced ​Wildcrafting: July 6 - 10​ (​4-H​ Acres)​, Aug 10 - 14​ (​4-H​ Acres)​​, Aug 17 - 21​ (Finger Lakes National Forest) OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT; F​orest ​A​rcher: July 6 - 10​ (​Y-A​dventure ​L​and)​, Aug 17 - 21​ ​(​4-H​ Acres)​, Aug 31 - Sept 4​ ​(Y-A​dventure ​L​and)​; ​L​egends of ​Rock – NEW!: July 13 - 17​ ​(​4-H​ Acres)​, Aug 31 - Sept 4​ ​(​4-H​ Acres)​; Forest ​S​ports: July 13 - 17​ ​(​4-H​ Acres)​, Aug 3 - 7​    (E​llis ​H​ollow Community Center), Aug 24 - 28​ ​(​4-H​ Acres)​​; Advanced ​Scout ​Week: July 13 - 17​ (​Y-A​dventure ​L​and)​, July 20 - 24 ​(​E​llis

​H​ollow Community Center)​​ OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT, Aug 3 - 7​ ​(​4-H​ Acres) ​OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT; River ​Scouts – NEW!: July 20 - 24​ (Meet at ​CCE)​Gifts of the ​Deer: July 27 - 31​ ​(​4-H​ Acres) , Aug 24 - 28​ ​(​4-H​ Acres) ​​Advanced ​Trailblazers: July 27 - 31​ (Meet at ​CCE​)​​, Aug 10 - 14 ​ (Meet at ​CCE)​​ OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT


COYOTE CAMP (for Counselors in Training 13-15): June 29 - July 3 ​(​4-H ​Acres)​​We Train Leaders!

Our summer youth leadership programs equip teens with skills and experiences that are highly valued in the field of outdoor adventure leadership. They also offer a great opportunity to explore the roles and responsibilities of being part of a professional working team. Counselors in Training (CIT) ages 13-15 and Junior Counselors ages 16-18 teach side by side with our senior staff. Youth leaders are involved in program planning, are exposed to advanced levels of wilderness skills, practice coaching and giving and receiving feedback. Teens can choose from nine possible camp weeks. For Youth Leadership program options and cost please visit the Youth Leadership page at or call (607)  272-2292 ext. 195


Sciencenter Summer Camp combines fun and games with exciting, hands-on science activities, experiments, field trips, visits from special presenters, and museum exploration. Camp 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 25. Sciencenter members receive a discount. Limited scholarships available.

AGES: boys and girls entering Kindergarten – Grade 6 in September 2015. Science enthusiasts entering grades 7 – 9 are invited to apply for intern positions as Counselors-in-Training (CIT) (application due April 15).

SCHEDULE: Nine sessions available June 29–Sept 4. Most sessions are 1-week, the final session is 2 weeks. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. June 29 - July 3 & July 6 - 10, Grades K-1, Itty Bitty Scientists Cost: $275/week member; $300/week non-member.July 13 – 17 & Aug 3 - 7, Grades 2 – 6, Build! Cost: $275/week member; $300/week non-member.July 20 – 24 & Aug 10 - 14, Grades 2 – 6, Explore! Mission to Mars Cost: $275/week member; $300/week non-member.July 27 – 31 & Aug 17 - 21, Grades 2 – 6, Investigate! Forensics Cost: $275/week member; $300/week non-member.Aug 24 – Sept 4, Grades 2 – 6, Experiment! Science Cost: $550 member; $600 non-member.CONTACT: (607)  272-0600, ,


Located at 15 Catherwood Road, #2, Ithaca. Strong Mind, Strong Heart, Strong Discipline: three principles of Seishi Karate. Professional formal instruction and support sessions.....SeishiJuku Karate, personal defense, Kendo, Kyudo/archery, Taiko Drums, Lion Dance, Yoga, tumbling, Survival & Rope Tieing, Kaylee’s 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, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15 years old

SCHEDULE: June 25-Aug 28; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; 8 a.m. early drop off and 5 p.m. late pick up.

FEES: Early Bird Discount Fees with registrations completed and paid by May 20th: 1 week =$185; 4 weeks = $675; 8 weeks = $1,300. After May 20th - camp fee is $205/week. Scholarships available.

CONTACT: Seishi Honbu, (607) 277-1047, Visit our website for more information.


SewGreen will offer sewing camps for youth ages 8-10 and ages 11-13. Camps will be held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, corner of Court and Aurora Streets, Ithaca.

“Sew What” Sewing Camp: Campers, ages 8-10, learn to use a sewing machine or improve existing skills. Campers need to bring their own lunches. Each day will feature a different lunchtime activity.

“Sew You” Sewing Camp: Campers, ages 11-13, learn to use a sewing machine or improve existing skills. Campers need to bring their own lunches. Each day will feature a different lunchtime activity.

AGES: coed, 8-13

SCHEDULE: “Sew What”, ages 8-10: July 6-9, July 20-23, Aug 3-6, Aug 17-20; 10 am – 3:30 pm.

“Sew You”, ages 11-13: July 13-16, July 27-30, Aug 10-13, Aug 24-27; 10 am–3:30 pm.

FEES: $225/camp session. Scholarships are available.

CONTACT: Wendy Skinner, Visit our website for more information.


Offered for one week only, camp will be taught and directed by Theo Black, a teacher, director and actor whose driving passion is Shakespeare. Your kids will learn how to make Shakespeare’s words and world their own and perform an original play on the Cornell Plantations Stage! Improv games, voice and movement exercises, and basic acting techniques will be explored in the context of rehearsing a selection of interwoven Shakespearean scenes and perform them on the Ithaca Shakespeare Company stage at Cornell Plantations, before ISC’s audience, as part of the festival’s opening night show: A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Camp will take place at Acting Out NY studio (Center Ithaca) and Cornell Plantations Stage.

 AGES: 8-13

SCHEDULE: July 6–10, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Performance July 10 @ 5:30 p.m.!

FEES: $250/child; scholarships available

CONTACT: Theo Black,


The Sport International Hockey Academy will offer two exciting weeks of hockey instruction. Hockey camp will be 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 complimentary camp jersey and Progress Report. Lunch program available. Enroll before Aug 1st, limited registrations.

 AGES: ages 6-17

SCHEDULE: Aug 17 - 21 & Aug 24 - 28; 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

FEES: $365/week

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


Stoneybrook Farm, located at 428 Shaffer Road, Newfield, is excited to offer our Summer Horse Day Camp! Camp weeks offer an opportunity to experience what it is like to live on a horse farm. Campers, ages 5 – 16 years old, learn the basics of horse safety from handling, leading, grooming and tacking to riding. We 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.

All about horses- Breeds, colors, conformation and suitabilities; Interscholastic Equestrian team riding information and opportunities; Find registration form and more on our website:

SCHEDULE: June 29 – July 3; July 6-10; July 13–17; July 20–24; July 27 – 31; Aug 10 – 14; Aug 17 – 20. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

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


Summer Math Camps to be offered; week-long program hosted at a different ICSD elementary school each week. Each week of math camp includes numerous hands-on workshops that allow campers to develop the creative problem solving skills necessary to connect the math they learn in school to real world applications. Please visit to find more information about the exciting activities campers will engage in!

 AGES: 6 – 12, coed, elementary school students in Grades 1-6

SCHEDULE: Fall Creek Elementary: July 6-10, 9am-1pm;

South Hill Elementary: July 13 – 17, 9am-3pm;

Cayuga Heights Elementary: July 20-24, 9am-1pm;

Belle Sherman Elementary: July 27 – 31, 9am-1pm;

Beverly J. Martin Elementary: August 10-14, 9am-1pm.

FEES: $175/week at Fall Creek, Cayuga Heights, Belle Sherman, and BJM; $260 for week at South Hill. Scholarships are available.

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


The National Soaring Museum in Elmira will host an aviation half-day camp for youth ages 8 – 12. Campers will experience a glider ride, 3D printing, engineering design challenges, kite building, meteorology experiments, aviation experiments, flight simulators, wing rib construction, museum tour, and hands-on STEM activities. AGES: 8 – 12, coed

SCHEDULE: Aug. 10 – 14, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FEES: $150/camper; limited to 15 campers

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


Held on Main Campus, 170 North Street, Dryden. Camp includes demonstrations and presentations throughout 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 a camp T-shirt. CONTACT: Andy Davis, TC3 Sports Camps (607) 844–8222, x4491. Registration forms available at

Basketball Camp:

AGES: boys and girls, 9-14

SCHEDULE: July 13-17, Mon–Thur 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. and Friday 8:30–noon.

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

Lacrosse Camp:

AGES: boys, 8-15

SCHEDULE: July 6-10, Mon–Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday 8:30 –noon.

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

Recreation Sports Camp: Unlike our other sports-specific camps, the recreation sports camp will include activities such as nature walks, disc golf, archery, volleyball, whiffle ball, and arts & crafts.

AGES: boys and girls, 7-12

SCHEDULE: July 27 - 31, Mon–Thurs 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. and Friday 8:30 –noon.

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

Soccer Camp:

AGES: boys and girls, 7-14

SCHEDULE: July 20 - 24; Mon–Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday 8:30 –noon.

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


The Potter’s Room will offer 4 weeks of camp, located at 109 E. State St. (on the Commons), Ithaca. A perfect opportunity for children to come in and immerse themselves in a creative non-judgmental and exciting environment! Campers experience how to work on the pottery wheel; how to develop hand-building techniques, slab-building, coils, sculptural techniques/methods; and how to glaze. 

 AGES: 7 – 12, coed

SCHEDULE: July 6-10; July 13-17; Aug 17-21, Aug 24-28. Half-day (10 am – 12:30 pm) or full-day (10 am – 3 pm). Optional early drop off at 9:30 am or late pick-up at 3:30 pm.

FEES: $220/wk half day; $440/wk full day. Early drop-off or late pick-up, additional fee of $10.

 CONTACT: Tomas Black, The Potter’s Room,,


Tre Bella’s Dance Studio, 15 W. Main Street, Dryden will offer 4 week-long Summer Dance camps. Camps provide students with an opportunity to try various styles of dance, learn more about the technique of dance, stage presence and much more. Some games, crafts and other dance related activities will be incorporated throughout the day.  

AGES: 4-15

SCHEDULE: July 20-24; July 27-31; Aug 10-14; Aug 17-21. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

FEES: $160/week. Multi-camp or family discounts: 2 camps: $150/camp ($300); 3 camps: $135/camp ($405); all 4 camps: $120/camp ($480).

CONTACT: Shannon Osburn, (607) 592–9834,,


Day program offered at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Inc., Trumansburg. We will 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! Get ready for partner acrobatics, juggling, poi, diabolo, group games, flying yoga, hoops and Art! We’ll draw on many circus traditions, including CircusYoga. The week’s activities will come together in FUN, no prior experience needed. Teacher will be Amy Cohen, CircusYoga-trained teacher, working with support from Circus Culture, Ithaca’s very own, brand-new circus school.

AGES: co-ed, ages 7 – 14; ages 15+ can apply to be helpers

SCHEDULE: July 20 - 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FEES: Before July 1: $225/$210 for TCFA members; after July 1: $245/$230 for members. Email to inquire about scholarships.

CONTACT: Cori Vogel, (607) 387-3717, ,


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

AGES: 5 - 16

SCHEDULE: June 29-Aug 7

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 listed are for all 6 weeks.

Village/Town residents and Tburg School taxpayers: Playschool only-$135; Swim Bus only - $135; Both -$260

All others: Playschool only-$140; Swim Bus only - $140; Both -$270

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

There are a limited amount of scholarships available, must apply before June 17.

Before and After care will be available (see Day Care Program details below).

Day Care Program:Children must be enrolled in regular program to attend Day Care Program. In addition, to be eligible, children must have completed Kindergarten or be at least 6 years old by July 6th.

SCHEDULE: June 29-Aug 7; Drop-off: 7:30 a.m., Pick-up: 5:30 p.m. This program is an extension of the regular summer recreation program. This program starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. Children then go to regular playschool and swim bus program until 3:00 p.m. The afternoon extended program starts at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

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

CONTACT: Tom Major (607) 387–6127,


Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Commission and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be sponsoring several programs this summer for youth ages 10–14. Programs this summer will include Outdoor Explorers, Summer Gardening, Community Movie Nights, and more. For more information, contact Shelley Lester at (607) 272-2292 x141 or


Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Services and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County offer fun, educational summer programs to youth who live within the Town of Ulysses, Village of Trumansburg, and/or the Trumansburg school district. Opportunities include a summer work crew to keep Trumansburg looking fresh.

Paid jobs placements in the community will be available to youth aged 14–18 with preference to first-time applicants with no previous experience. Applicants must have had a physical within the past year and get their work permit from the school nurse. Limited positions are available; priority will go to applications received by Friday, May 8, 2015.

For more information or to request an application, contact Mike Perry at (607) 387-4910, Visit the Cooperative Extension website at to download applications and registration forms.

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

Located at the main YMCA facility at 50 Graham Road West, Ithaca. Registrations take place at the Y front desk Welcome Center or online at Registrations started March 9, ongoing.

2015 Camp Adventure Program (Full-Day)

The YMCA cause is to create diverse experiences for children while enhancing their creativity, foster an awareness of natural surroundings, and develop positive self-esteem while interacting with other children and staff in a recreational camp setting. Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education, sports & games, music, and character development. The camp offers special guests, 2 offsite experiences: 1 at the Y-Wilderness Camp, and/or a visit to a regional park or NEW this year – a field trip with kids being transported by bus. Outdoor excursions provide children with education and memorable experiences to last a lifetime.

Creative weekly themes: “Bring on Summer”; “Mad Scientist Week”; “Wacky Water Week”; “It’s Catching”; “Space Camp”; “Third Rock from the Sun”; “Water World”; “Spirit Week”; “Y Carnival”; and “Best of the Best”.

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

SCHEDULE: Ten one-week sessions, June 29-Sept 4; 7:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. **New this Year: early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. for an extra fee.**

 FEES: $185/wk for Week 1 and $180/wk for Weeks 2-10 for members. $275/wk for Week 1 and $270/wk for Weeks 2-10 for non-members. $30/week extra for early drop-off. Scholarships are available. Full payment due at time of registration. Services for handicapped are in place.

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


Designed for teens 13-17, and trains this group to become outstanding camp counselors. Each session will offer intensive skills building, in addition to specialized training in Red Cross First Aid and CPR. Training on time management, nutrition, sports & games, nature study, creative design, safety & security, and counselor responsibility rounds out the program. Successful completion of each 2-week session will award the teen with a certification of completion, letter of recommendation, and certifications in Red Cross, as well as recognition for volunteer hours for school.

AGES: 13 – 17

SCHEDULE: Five two-week sessions June 29–Sept 4

FEES: $215 for members for Session 1; $210 for members for Sessions 2-5. $305 for non-members for Session 1; $300 for non-members for Sessions 2-5. Scholarships are available. Full payment is due at time of registration.

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

2015 Y-Wilderness Camp Program (Full-Day)

Location: At the 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. Y-wilderness 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. The Y believes that when kids stretch their legs, explore new fields, and connect with the world around them they grow into healthy, inspired, and confident adventurers who are fortified with a richer sense of their environment and a set of values that are based on an appreciation for the beauty of the natural outdoors. Campers will be supplied with a compass and a knife.

Creative themes: “Foundations of Survival” (July 20-24); “Survival It Is” (July 27-Aug 1 with an overnight); “Nature At Its Best” (Aug 3-7) ; “Let’s Explore” (Aug 10-14); and “The Joy in Nature” (Aug 17-21 with an overnight).

AGES: co-ed, 8 - 14

SCHEDULE: See dates above; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with early drop-off at 8:45 am for an extra fee.

FEES: $220/week for members, $305/week for non-members. Dearly drop-off fee is $30/week. Scholarships available. Full payment is due at time of registration.

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

2015 Summer Blast Pre-K Package (partial days)

Creative weekly themes in the program areas of arts & humanities or music & movement encourage children to play and learn together. Themed arts & crafts projects are created every day to take home to their families, with outdoor and indoor imaginative games played daily. Music and movement revolves around the world of music and couples corresponding movement, including Zumba, ballet, yoga, and the many creative ways we can move our bodies. At all times, the children will be interacting with and learning with others their own age.

Creative themes: “Dinosaur Adventure”; “Space & Beyond”; “All About Art”; “Penguins & Polar Bears”; “Under the Sea”; “Outdoor Adventure”; “Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies”; “Let’s Learn about Camping”; “Under the Big Top”; and “Wet & Wild”.

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

SCHEDULE: Ten, one-week sessions; June 29–Sept 4; 8-10:30 a.m. (Arts & Humanities); 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Music & Movement)

FEES: $65/program/week for members, $95/program/week for non-members. Scholarships are not available for Summer Blast. Full payment is due at time of registration.

CONTACT: Laura Morgan, Youth & Family Director, (607) 257-0101,,


Two weeks of day camp featuring art, Yoga, and dance will be offered by Anna’s Movement Arts. Camp will be held at the Just Be Cause Center, 1013 W. State Street, Ithaca. Camp day themes of glow in the dark day, pajama day, music all around the world day, stuffed animal day, aloha day, backwards day, bring a poem day and much more.

YOGA We will practice Yoga Asana’s as a means to improve coordination, flexibility, strength and balance.

ART We will explore the world of art as a way to learn about our body, mind and the environment around us.

DANCE We will explore several different styles of dance. Creative dance games and activities will allow children to express themselves freely.

AGES: 6 – 12

SCHEDULE: July 27-31, Aug 3-7; 9:15 am – 12:15 pm.

FEES: 1 week camp – early bird (by May 1st) $200; 1 week (due June 21st) $220; 2 weeks – early bird (by May 1st) $390; 2 weeks (due June 21st) $440

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

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