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       Here is a listing of summer camps and programs in and around The Tompkins

County area. For convenience and affordability, note that many towns/villages offer

summer recreation programs in schools and community centers throughout the


       We try to list most of the pertinent information about each camp/program;

however, you can get more detailed information by calling the camps or programs you

are interested in directly. Below are a few things to think about when deciding on a

camp or program for your child (ren).

   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 you are interested in, 2) contact Audrey Balander or 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: If fees are a problem, be sure to ask if

    scholarships are available, even if the descriptions fail to mention them. Be sure

    to ask for details.

   For parents who receive public assistance, please contact the Department of

    Social Services regarding subsidized fees for 2011 camps for more information,

    contact:         Carla Trenchard @ 274-5219

   Many camps will 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!


      An Art Studio Day Camp offered with sessions at the Abovoagoogo Studio,

409 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca and Julie Dean Clay Studio, 508 S. Albany Street,

Ithaca. Morning and afternoon sessions are being offered as separate classes, or as

part of a full day of art pursuits. There will be an hour and a half, supervised lunch

and swimming at Alex Haley Pool in between the morning and afternoon classes. Limit

of 10 participants per session, except Clay Workshops which has a limit of 5


Session offerings:

Clay with Julie Dean: With attention to individual instruction on the wheel, this

workshop will provide students with the opportunity to work independently as well as

collectively as they build skills to create from clay. Our week will include slabs, pinch

pots, coil pots, slump molds, beads, carved surfaces, and glazing. All materials and

firing are included. Please bring apron or wear old clothes, an old hand towel, and a

water bottle.

Puppets with Stiller Zusman: We will be creating hand puppets and string puppets,

using paper modeling clay, paper mache, fabric, wood and many other materials. Our

characters will come alive in a staged variety show at the end of the week.

Sculpture with Stiller Zusman: This workshop is all about building things in three

dimensions. We will be carving, casting, modeling and constructing, using paper, clay,

plaster, concrete, wood, glue, wire and color. Students will become familiar with how

we interpret the visual language of objects in space. Work in sculpture will be paired

with practice in drawing, as we plan and then document the artworks we have


Painting with Stiller Zusman: Dive into color, learn how it works. Paint what you see

and what you imagine. Come prepared to get messy.

Printing with Stiller Zusman: Focused week of art pursuits. There will be two studio

blocks per day with a break for playing and eating snack. Students will gain

momentum in their drawing skills and learn about the possibilities for printing and

publishing their work.

Digital Photography with Gwen Bullock: Using formal art perspectives, we will take

each day as a lesson in framing the photograph, thinking of what attributes give it

particular advantages as an art form, and how to use the camera to tell a story. We

will have daily critiques, building on individual talents of the students to produce a

small portfolio as a final project. A small digital camera is required, and basic

Photoshop will be taught to enhance images, take them to a personal aesthetic level,

or have fun turning them into new imaginative art works. Themes include: Symbols,

Color, Nature, Micro/Macro perspectives. Students need to bring a digital camera.

       AGES: mixed-age groups, ages 6 and up

       SCHEDULE: Morning studio session: 10 am – noon. Lunch/swim: noon – 1:30 pm.

Afternoon studio session: 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Week 1: June 27 – July 1
Am – Puppets
Pm – Clay Workshop

Week 2: July 11 – 15
Am - Sculpture
Pm – Photo

Week 3: July 18 – 22
Am – Sculpture
Pm – Photo

Week 4: August 22 – 26
Am – Painting
Pm – Clay Workshop

Week 5: August 29 – September 2
Am – Printing
Pm – Clay Workshop

       FEES: $120 per studio class/week (morning or afternoon); $50 for lunch and

swimming, including admission to the pool/week.      Some scholarship and barter

available, call for details.

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


      Located at the western edge of the Adirondack Park, just south of Lowville,

NY, Aldersgate has an exciting summer program planned. Aldersgate operates June

26 – August 17 as a Resident Christian Summer Camp. Waterfront programming

includes: swimming, kayaking, tubing, rowing, and an AquaPark. Campers will have the

opportunity to create their own schedules by picking from a list of activities

including, but not limited to: arts-n-crafts, t-shirt design, llama and animal care,

challenge course, nature study, team and individual sports such as soccer, basketball,

biking, fishing, volleyball, archery, and more. Bible exploration, campfires, worship

and traditional camp activities add to the fun. Our Wilderness area is our outpost

area where we have platform tents and outdoor cooking. A creek for exploring and

trails for trekking, are just a couple of the natural wonders this wild wilderness

classroom has to offer. Aldersgate offers a wide range and variety of programs for

children, youth, and families, ages 3 and up. Our youngest campers may choose a

One Day Adventure. Explorers (ages 6-8) may choose a two day or week long

program. Challengers (ages 9-11), Mountaineers (12-14) and Adventurers (ages 15-

18) will choose from a week long program (Sun-Fri). Check out our family and

grandparent camps if you want to camp as a family. If you need a home away from

home because your parents are working or traveling…check out Adlersgate’s new

Lay-Over Program that allows you to stay on the weekends and attend camp for more

than one week. The base rate for Base Camp is $385. Fees are slightly higher for

Adventure Programs such as Jr. Vet Tech, Hammock Hut Wilderness Adventure,

Rookie Saddlers, Quest Adventure, Motor Madness, Critter Camp, Lego-Mania,

Pranksters, Teen & Adult Summershine, etc. Register by May 1 for an “Early Bird”

discount. For more information, to request a summer program brochure, or to

register for camp, please call (315) 348-8833, or visit


      CONTACT: (607)273-1900, ext. 14,

Babysitters Training – Addresses safety issues, preventing injuries and illnesses,
basic child care, first aid, decision making skills, and age-appropriate behavior and
play. Designed for 11-15 year olds.

Class 1 – Sat., Apr. 16th, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Class   2 – Sat., May 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class   3 – Sat., June 18th, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Class   4 – Thur/Fri, July 28th & 29th, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Class   5 – Thur/Fri, July 28th & 29th, 1:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Class   6 – Sat., August 20th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Class   7 – Thur/Fri, August 25th & 26th, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Class   8 - Thur/Fri, August 25th & 26th, 1:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Class   9 - Mon/Tues, August 29th & 30th, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Class   10 - Mon/Tues, August 29th & 30th, 1:00 - 4:15 p.m.

LOCATION:          201 W. Clinton Street, Ithaca
AGES:              11-15
FEE:               $45 (includes handbook and CD-ROM)
No cost for children eligible for free or reduced fee lunch programs through their
school (must provide proof).

When I’m In Charge – Provides 8 – 11 year olds with information that empowers
them to apply appropriate decision making skills when out of the direct supervision
of a parent/guardian.

Class   1- Sat., July 16th, 9:30am-Noon
Class   2- Sat., July 16th, 1:00-3:30pm
Class   3- Sat., Aug 20th, 9:30am-Noon
Class   4- Sat., Aug 20th, 1:00-3:30pm

LOCATION:          201 W. Clinton Street, Ithaca
AGES:              8-11
FEE:               $20 (includes workbook)
No cost for children eligible for free or reduced fee lunch programs through their
school (must provide proof).

Lifeguard Training – Teaches knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond
to emergencies at a pool as well as valuable first aid and professional rescuer level
CPR/AED training. Must be at least 15 years of age and pass an aquatic pretest

consisting of a 300-year swim and a timed retrieval of a 10 pound object from
bottom of pool.
Location:    Ithaca High School, 1401 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca
Dates:       Sunday April 17th, 9:00-2:00pm
             Sunday May 1st, 9:00-2:00pm
             Sunday May 8th, 9:00-2:00pm

Location:    Lansing High School, 300 Ridge Road, Lansing
Dates:       Saturday April 16th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
             Saturday April 30th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
             Saturday May 7th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
             Saturday May 14th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
             Saturday May 21st, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
             Saturday June 4th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
             Saturday June 11th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
             Saturday June 18th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FEE:         call for details


Dance Arts Camp

       A fun weekly camp for children. Camp includes musical theater, swimming, arts

and crafts and lots of dancing (ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop styles). Each week has a

different theme. Dance School is located at 15 Catherwood Road, Ithaca. NEW this

year: Before & After Camp care is available for an additional fee!

       AGES: 5-9

      SCHEDULE: weekly sessions June 27 – July 1; July 5 - 8, July 18 - 22; July 25

- 29; 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Before care: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.; After care: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

      FEES: $175/week (week July 5 - 8 only $140). Before & After Camp Care

available the entire week for a $40 fee.

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

Pre-Teen/Teen Summer Camp

      Come dance with us for a fun weekly camp. This camp is especially designed

for the level II, III, IV and Team 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, arts and crafts and swimming.        Each week has a theme

chosen by the dancers to create their own performances. Dance School is located at

15 Catherwood Road, Ithaca.

      AGES: 10-17

      SCHEDULE: August 1 - 5; 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      FEES: $175

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

3-4 Year Old Pre-Dance Classes

      Calling all 3-4 year olds who love movement and music. A fun 60 minute class

with 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of tap. Dance School is located at 15

Catherwood Road, Ithaca.

      AGES: 3-4

      SCHEDULE: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26; 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

      FEES: $10/class

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


      An intensive 6-week session, two 3-week sessions and half-day sessions (for

age 16 and up), are offered to dancers at the studios at 504-506 N. Plain Street,

Ithaca. Daily classes in dance technique, daily ballet and pointe technique where

applicable. Plus classes in Modern, Stretch, Jazz and more. Workshops in anatomy,

nutrition, music, swing dance, stagecraft, and more taught by guest faculty.

Supervised recreation daily. Family rates and some scholarships are available.

      AGES: 8 - 18

      SCHEDULE: 6-week session: June 27 - Aug 5. Two 3-week sessions: June 27 -

July 15, July 18 - Aug 5. Half-day sessions (ages 16 and up) June 27 - Aug 5.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

      FEES: $600/3 weeks, $950/6 weeks, $750 for half-day sessions.             $100

deposit to be paid by May 15.

      CONTACT: Ann Lynn, (607)272-1967,


      The Binghamton University Summer Dance Institute is a two-week intensive

dance program focusing on each dancer developing technique and artistic growth.

We offer classes for the Intermediate and Advanced dancers, who have a minimum

of 5 years experience, ages 12 to 21. Classes include: Jazz, Contemporary, Modern,

Ballet (Pointe & Variation), Hip Hop, Tap, African and Ballroom.        The program

culminates with a one-hour dance performance for family and friends on Friday, July

22. Participants can choose to be residents or commuters.

      AGES: 12 - 21

      SCHEDULE: July 11 - 22

      FEES: Commuter two-week: $550; Commuter one-week: $275; Resident:


      CONTACT: Jennifer Lawson, (607)777-6857 or toll free (877) 313-2508,



      The Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop at Binghamton University is a

three-week program for young performers who want to participate in a real

musical production while learning new skills and developing experience.         The

program provides professional instruction in voice, theater, production, and acting.

This year the production is William Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Two groups perform their own production (two performances each) with their own

actors, singers, and chorus. All students have the opportunity to participate in

several aspects of the production. Professional artists provide vocal and acting

lessons and coaching as related to the musical roles. Master classes and private

lessons will be available for an extra fee.        The program culminates with

performances for the community on August 13 & 14.

Audition Requirements for Residential Students

             Song excerpt and monologue, prepared and memorized, from among the

              choices that will be sent to you by April 1, 2011.

             Include additional musical theater selection of your choice.

             If you have dance experience, include a one-minute sample of movement

              or dance representative of skill level (include pirouettes, jumps and any

              type of acrobatic movements).

             Record audition performances on a standard full-size VHS tape or

              standard DVD-R

             Label your recording with your name and the words “Musical Theater

              Workshop” (due by May 2, 2011)

Audition Requirements for Commuter Students

      Auditions will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm and on

Saturday, May 21 from 4pm to 8 pm. Call backs will be on Saturday, June 4, 2011

from noon to 5pm.

Bring to the audition:

             Song excerpt and monologue, prepared and memorized, from among the

              choices that will be sent to you by April 1, 2011.

If you are unable to make auditions in person, you may have the option of providing

your audition by DVD or VHS:

            Song excerpt and monologue, prepared and memorized, from among the

             choices that will be sent to you by April 1, 2011.

            If you have dance experience, include a one-minute sample of movement

             or dance representative of skill level (include pirouettes, jumps and any

             type of acrobatic movements).

            Record audition performances on a standard full-size VHS tape or

             standard DVD-R

            Label the recording with your name and the words “Musical Theater

             Workshop” (due by May 2, 2011)

      AGES: 12 – 18

      SCHEDULE: Sunday, July 24 – Sunday, August 14

      FEES: $395 for commuters, $2,995 for residential

      CONTACT: Debbie O’Brien, (607)761-8815 or toll free (877) 313-2508,,


Cub Scout Day Camps

      A daily program of arts & crafts, nature/ecology, group activities, archery,

sports & games, songs, skits, stories, fishing, water fun, and special programs

offered by age groups (1st Tigers, 2nd Wolf & 3rd Bear , and 4th and 5th Webelos). This

summer’s theme is “Under the Sea”. All camps are certified National B.S.A. programs

lead by National B.S.A. Camp School graduates, assisted by volunteer adult leaders,

parents, Boy Scouts and Venturers. Programs are for registered Scouts, youth are

welcome to join at any time.

      AGES: All boys in grades 1-5 and graduating Kindergartners.

      SCHEDULE: June 27 – July 1: Cole Park, Harpursville, NY; July 5 - 8

Appalachian Field Days Grounds, Appalachian, NY (4 days); July 11 - 15: Central

Conservation Club, South Montrose, PA; July 18 - 22: Yaman Park, Cortland; July 25 -

29: Oxford High School, Oxford, NY; August 22 - 26: Camp Barton, Trumansburg

      FEES: $125 by May 27. After May 27: late fee of $150.

      CONTACT: Sean Butterworth, (607)648–7888,

Cub Scout Resident Camps

        An introductory 3-day overnight outdoor experience for Cub Scout and

Webelos age boys with their parents and/or den leaders. Program includes: archery,

boating, fishing, outdoor skills, handicrafts, hikes, nature/ecology, sports & games,

swimming, campfires, special and evening programs and more. All meals are served in

our spacious dining hall. A full camp program staff provides an exciting, fun program

for everyone.

        AGES: Cub and Webelos Scouts; boys in grades 1-5.

        SCHEDULE: At Camp Tuscarora in Windsor, NY: August 1 - 3 and August 4 -

6. At Camp Barton in Trumansburg, NY: August 11 - 13.

        FEES: $180/overnight paid before May 15th; $210/overnight paid after May


        CONTACT: Cedric Bodley, (607)648–7888,

Boy Scout/Venturing Resident Camp’s High Adventure

        A wide variety of outdoor programs and activities offered that provide hands

on experiences for youth and young adults ages 11 – 20 at Camp Barton and Camp

Tuscarora.    These are fun, adventurous and educational activities that meet the

needs of young adults, whether they are new or experienced in the out of doors.

Programs include over 40 different merit badges and skill areas such as archery, row

boating, kayaking, handicrafts, hiking, motor boating, rafting, swimming, scuba diving,

waterskiing, sailing, Scoutcraft, nature/ecology, sports & games, mountain boarding,

campfires, evening programs and more. Also offered are week long specialty

programs in Sailing, Wilderness Survival, Woodsman, Mountain Biking, and the

Trailmaster Program. Leadership training is offered at both camps in the “Counselor

in Training” program and our new “National Youth Leadership” Program. Many of our

programs are coed for those 14-20 years of age. High Adventure Programs are also

available on weekends during the summer months.

      AGES: Boy Scouts age 11 - 17; Venturers (coed) between 14 - 20 yrs.

      SCHEDULE: Camp Barton, Trumansburg: July 3 - 9, July 10 - 16, July 17 - 23,

July 24 - 30, and July 31 - August 6.

Camp Tuscarora, Windsor: July 3 - 9, July 10 - 16, July 17 - 23, and July 24 - 30.

      FEES: $305/week if paid before May 15th, add $30 when paying after May

15. Additional fees apply for High Adventure Programs – call for details.

      CONTACT: Cedric Bodley, (607)648–7888,


      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 Fields (100 Whig Street).    High-level soccer coaching is provided by a team

of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills,

tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament.

Equally important, the coaching staff provides your child with lessons in self-

discipline, good sportsmanship and respect for others and the game. All campers

receive a free ball and t-shirt. Register online before June 10th to receive a FREE

British Soccer Jersey.

      AGES: co-ed, 3 - 18

      SCHEDULE: August 1 – 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). Special times for 3 - 5 year olds –

check website for details.

      FEES: Half-day: $130; full-day: $185. Add $10 to fee if registering after

July 22nd. Check website for fees for 3-5 year olds.

      CONTACT: Tammy Parker, 1-800-309-0212, or,


      This summer choose the camp that balances intensive Broadway training with

the calm and beauty of a nature retreat! Musical Theater training combined with

the beauty of a natural setting in Newfield, NY.      Private vocal coaching, acting

workshops, improv comedy, guest artists, outdoor activities, exploring of 23 wooded

acres, yoga, final showcase, and audition prep. This year: 2 sessions with smaller

enrollment!   We are capping enrollment per session at 20 students, making our

student to teacher ratio more desirable than ever…4:1.

      AGES: co-ed, youth entering Grades 6 - 12

      SCHEDULE: Session One: July 18 – 30; Session Two: August 8 – 20.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Showcase on last Saturday of each session.

      FEES: $500/session or $900/both sessions; $100 deposit by June 1st

reserves your spot. A few need-based scholarships available, please inquire.

      CONTACT: Rebecca Leistikow, (607)592-7491,,


      The Brooktondale Community Center's summer camp will take place from

July 11 through August 19; Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children who will start

kindergarten in the fall up to age 12 are welcome; in addition there are some

positions open for counselors in training, Jr. counselors and counselors. We are

fortunate to once again have Michelle Ciaschi as Camp Director. She is planning six

weeks of fun including theme days, indoor and outdoor games, crafts and music.

Campers learn cooperation, sportsmanship and how to make good choices. 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

once again $40 per week, we are certified by DSS and scholarships are available.

Enrollment forms will be available soon at the Brooktondale Community Center, the

Caroline Town Hall, Caroline Elementary School, Caroline Farmers Market,

Brooktondale Post Office and Brookton’s Market. They can also be downloaded


      Donations for camp scholarships or donations of funds for and/or craft

supplies are welcome. Scholarship funds can be sent to the Brooktondale

Community Center, P.O. Box 135, Brooktondale, NY 14817.

      AGES: children starting Kindergarten in Fall ’11 through age 12

      SCHEDULE: July 11 - August 19, 9 a.m. – 2 pm.

      FEES: $40/week. Scholarships are available, call for details.

      CONTACT: Pat Brehl, (607)539-9928, or Michelle

Ciaschi (Camp Director), (607)351-9600,


      The Coddington Road Community Center offers an outdoor full day camp and a

3-hour recreation program on our serene, wooded 14 acres located at 920

Coddington Road, Ithaca.   Youth entering into 1st – 5th grades and middle-school

youth entering 6th – 8th grades may enroll. Enriching activities at our 2 outdoor

pavilions include gardening, arts and crafts, drama, music, nature exploration,

community guests and special events. Our ball field, sand pile, black top areas and

nature trails are used for sports, games, free play and hikes. The full day camp

offers field trips on some weeks and swim trips to Cass Park twice each week.

Campers bring their own bag lunch.

      SCHEDULE: Full Day Camp: June 27 - August 19. Special Session: August

22 - Sept 2 (must be enrolled in 2 additional weeks of full day camp to attend).

Camps hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with extended care available from 7:30-9 a.m.

and 4-5:30 p.m. for a flat rate of $20 per week.

Recreation Program: July 5 - August 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Camp is closed July 4th.

      FEES: Full Day Camp Elementary (Grades 1-5): $152/week; $172/week with

extended care.      Full Day Middle School (Grades 6-8): $132/week; $52 with

extended care. Recreation Program: $60/week, snack included. $15 non-refundable

Registration Fee required for all programs.

Payment Deadlines: Each family will pay a non-refundable $15 Registration Fee.

Enroll by May 31st: pay half at time of registration and half no later than June 24th.

Enroll June 1st or later: payment due in full at time of registration.

Enroll for 8+ weeks and receive a 10% discount; if weeks are cancelled, discount is


      CONTACT:         Lynne Zazzara, Executive Director, (607)277-1434, fax

(607)277-8873, website: email:


       The CIT Program at the Coddington Road Community Center is open to teens

who are interested in learning leadership and job skills through fun-filled, hands on

training.   Applicants must be at least 13 years or entering 8th grade.     The CIT

Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with a minimum 4 week commitment; sign up

in 2 week increments. Teens that are at least 14 or entering 9th grade with prior

training may apply for Advanced CIT Programs and will earn a stipend. Teens 15 – 17

years, entering 10th – 12th grade, which completed one year of CIT training may apply

to be a Jr. Counselor and will earn a stipend. Our popular CIT Programs fill up

quickly so apply soon. Applications available at

       SCHEDULE: July 5 - August 26

       FEES: $250 for the 4 week CIT program; fee for Extended Day Camp is $15

per day. $100 for the 4 week Advanced CIT program; fee for Extended Day Camp is

$10 per day.    Payment due in full when accepted into the program.

       CONTACT:       Lynne Zazzara, Executive Director, (607)277-1434, fax

(607)277-8873, website: email:


      Weekend programs and events offered for youth and families by Camp Earth

Connection, held at 129 Hammond Hill Road, Freeville. Family Explorer Camping

Weekend: July 15 - 17. Basic – Advanced Explorer Youth Weekend: July 29 – 31.

Teen Leadership Camping Weekend: August 12 – 14. Adoption Connection Camping

Weekend for Youth and Teens: August 26 – 28.

      AGES: youth ages 6 – 17 and families

      SCHEDULE: Family Explorer Camping Weekend: July 15 – 17, Friday 5 pm –

Sunday 2 pm. Basic – Advanced Explorer Youth Weekend: July 29 – 31, Friday 1 pm –

Sunday 1 pm. Teen Leadership Camping Weekend: August 12 – 14, Friday 1 pm –

Sunday 1 pm. Adoption Connection Camping Weekend for Youth and Teens: August

26 – 28, Friday 1 pm – Sunday 1 pm.

      FEES: $150 - $200.

      CONTACT: Susan Rausch, (607)319 – 4060,


      Week #1 Camp Gregory: Sampler Week, a day camp for Grades 1-4 will

offer an introduction to each of the other themes; held July 11 - 15. Week #2

Pioneer Experience held July 17 – 22, will be lots of fun for those who would like

to experience life in rustic cabins, cooking out doors and playing games popular

years ago. Week #3 An Ecological wonder held July 24 - 29, will involve campers

exploring Camp Gregory’s woods, water, and wild plants. Week #4 Wonders of

Water held July 31 – August 5, will feature our lake with lots of swimming,

canoeing, fishing, a water carnival and beach party. Week #5 Adventure held

August 7 – 12, for Grades 7 – 12, campers will enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, as

well as exploring some of our awesome local sites. An optional white water rafting

and Adirondack camping trip for students 14 or older away from Camp Gregory, for

an additional fee, is planned.

      Our website provides a complete story of the history,

location, facilities, camping schedule, rental opportunities, and photo gallery. Camp

Gregory Open House: Sunday, June 5, noon until 3 PM.

      AGES:         youth in grades 1 – 12, depending on camp chosen

      SCHEDULE: Week #1: July 11 - 15, Day Camp grades 1-4;

Week #2: July 17 - 22, Resident Camp grades 3-6, Multi-age Day Camp grades 1-6;

Week #3: July 24 - 29, Resident Camp grades 3-6, Multi-age Day Camp grades 1-6;

Week #4: July 31 – August 5, Resident Camp grades 3-6, Multi-age Day Camp grades

1-6; Week #5: August 7 - 12, Resident Camp grades 7-12, no day camp.

      FEES: Week #1: Day Camp - $155 Early Bird Special, after June 5 - $185,

Week #2 - 5: $200 Early Bird Special, after June 5 - $250,

Week #5: Optional camping and rafting trip: $100.

      CONTACT: Julie Schneider, Registrar at (315)364-8236 for information and

applications or go to our website

CAMP WHITMAN on Seneca Lake

      Located on the west side of Seneca Lake just south of Dresden, Camp

Whitman is an overnight camp for third grade through high school and for youth and

adults with developmental disabilities. Camps are scheduled for one-week periods

from July 3 - August 19. A number of camps are themed and include Family Camp,

Music & Drama Arts Camp, Creative Arts & Photography Camp, Kayak Camp, Sailing

Camps, Sports & Games Camp, Moonlight Madness Camp, Extreme Whitman Camp,

Discovery Camp, Nite Owl Camp and Wilderness Survival Camp as well as Leadership

Training Camp. Activities such as swimming in the pool, boating on the lake, banana

boating, camp fires and cook outs, arts and crafts and nature hikes in the woods,

ravines, meadows, Punnett’s Pond and the beautiful Seneca lakefront are a part of

the camper experience. A shorter 3 night camp provides a great first camp

experience for children going into 3rd grade. Fees range from $235-$395. The

registration fee is ½ the camp cost with the remaining balance due four weeks prior

to the chosen camp week. Limited scholarships are available. Contact Karen Jensen,

Camp   Registrar   at     or   call   315-536-7753.

Information is also available on our website


       Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center located on Owasco Lake, has a rich

history of summer camping. Since 1946, the site has been owned and operated by

the United Methodist Church and has provided a place where lives are changed.

People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Overnight residential camps are offered from June 26 – August 12 for youth ages

6 - 18. We offer waterfront activities including sailing, rowing, canoeing,

swimming, kayaking, tubing, waterskiing, the Space Mountain, and the Blob. Main

camp activities include crafts, challenge course, nature study, and team and

individual sports such as soccer, basketball, biking, fishing, volleyball, and archery.

Bible exploration, dynamic worship, campfires, and all kinds of traditional camp

activities add to the fun. The base rate for general programs is $425. Fees are

higher for specialized programs such as Trip and Horseback Riding programs.

Register by May 1 and receive $40 off a full week program. For more information or

to request a summer brochure and schedule, please call our Administrative Office at

(315) 364 - 8756, or visit


      Day Camp will be offered for school-age children; we welcome incoming

Kindergartners through age 10. Camp will be held at the First Congregational Church

located at 110 E. Upland Road. Campers swim three days a week at Taughannock

Falls, enjoy crafts, games and sports all day long and lots of fun field trips are

planned to places throughout the Ithaca area.            The camp offers a relaxing

atmosphere with lots of fun in the sun.

      AGES: incoming Kindergartners through age 10

      SCHEDULE: One-week sessions beginning August 22 - September 2,

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

      FEES: $225/week

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



      Cayuga Nature Center and the Museum of the Earth are offering a Day Camp

with optional overnight canoe trips, as well as a Counselor-in-Training Program.

Camp is held at the Cayuga Nature Center, 1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY

14850. Day Camps run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with free before and after camp

care from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Each week has a unique nature or

science based theme. Activities include but are not limited to: searching for

amphibians, animal programs, swimming in Cayuga Lake, Friday afternoon family

BBQ’s, Treetops - our six story tree-house, butterfly house and much more.

       Please Contact: , or visit for more information.

Day Camp for ages 5 (must have completed Kindergarten) -13

Water Worlds: June 27 - July 1

Pioneering: July 5 – 8 (4 days only)

Earth “Ology”: July 11 – 15

Survival: July 18 - 22

Creatures of the Past: July 25 – 29

Living Things “Ology”: August 1 - 5

Habitat is our Home: August 8 – 12

Creatures of the Past: August 15 – 19

Survival: August 22 – 26

Pirates of the Forest: August 29 – September 2

Pee-Wee Naturalists for ages 3-5

Half-day programs: 9 a.m. – noon or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

July 5 – 8; July 11 – 15; August 1 – 5

Adventure Camp

Critter Camp for ages 7 – 9

July 5 – 8; July 18 – 22; and August 29 – September 2.

Animal Camp for ages 10 – 16.

June 27 – July 1; July 25 – 29; August 8 – 12; and August 22 – 26.

TEAM Challenge:

July 11 – 15; August 1 – 5; and August 15 – 19.

Overnight Camp Canoe Trips:

Canoe Horseshoe Pond: July 25 - 29

Canoe Upper Saranac: August 8 - 12

Canoe and Hike in the Adirondacks: August 22 - 26

Counselor-in-Training Program

Ages 13-16. All weeks of camp. Contact to set up an interview.

Registration Information:

Download a registration booklet at and or by calling 607-273-6260


Day Camp: $220 Members/week; $240 Non-Members/week

Pee-wee Naturalists: $115 Members/week; $125 Non-Members/week

Critter Camp: $220 Members/week; $240 Non-Members/week

Animal Camp: $220 Members/week; $240 Non-Members/week

Team Challenge: $275 Members/week; $300 Non-Members/week

Canoe Trips: $375 Members/week; $400 Non-Members/week

Counselor-in-Training Program: $130 Members/week; $150 Non-Members/week

$100 deposit per week of camp is required at registration; balance is due prior to

start of camp for that week.


      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 - 18

      SCHEDULE: July 10 - 13, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., overnight

      FEES: $395 overnight, $300 day camper.

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


CASS PARK DAY CAMP for ages 5 - 8. A half or full day camp with lots of great

activities. Campers participate in swim lessons, arts & crafts lessons, drama,

special events, recreation and games and more! Full days: 9:00am-4:00pm.

Session 1: July 5-15, Session 2: July 18-29, Session 3: August 1 – 12,

Session 4: August 15 – 19 (one week). Fee: $215/session for full days;

$115/session for half-day sessions (morning or afternoon) for members of the

Recreation Partnership. Before and after camp care is available: 7:30-9:00 a.m. for

$22/session and 4:00-5:30 p.m. for $22 /session.

STEWART PARK DAY CAMP for ages 8 - 14, (special programming for 14 yr.

olds). A half or full day camp with sports programming and tennis instruction as

well as the SPDC favorites of canoeing, sailing, archery, crafts, dancing, fields

games, drama, nature, swimming at Cass Park, The Special and more! Camp home

base is Stewart Park-Large Pavilion. Campers will ride T-CAT buses to Cass Park

for swimming every other day. Session 1: July 5-15, Session 2: July 18-29,

Session 3: August 1–12, Session 4: (one week) August 15-19. Fee:

$215/session for full days; $115/session for half-day sessions (morning or

afternoon) for members of the Recreation Partnership. Before and after camp

care is available: 7:30-9:00 a.m. for $22/session and 4:00-5:30 p.m. for

$22/session. Additional fees may apply for the 14 yr. old camper program for field

trips and special events.


that teaches 15 yr. old campers the art of camp counseling and instruction, the

CIT Program gives older campers the opportunity to gain leadership skills that will

benefit them both in and out of camp. Their day will be filled with group learning,

discussions, guest speakers, and hands on learning experience where each CIT is

paired with Senior Camp counselors and instructors. 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. The program runs from July 5th to

29th, 8:45 am to 4:15pm. Fee is $255 for Members of the Recreation Partnership.

Successful CIT candidates will be invited back to work the weeks of August

1st and August 15th. As a reward for successful completion they will be paid a

stipend for the work they do each week. Spots in this program are limited.

Applicants must provide references from two adults when registering and fill out a

part-time seasonal application.

BIKES & BOARDS CAMP for youth ages 9 and up at the East Shore Skate Park,

2073 East Shore Dr. This one-week camp focuses on skill building, balance with

body positioning and skate park etiquette. There is a structured group lesson

every morning, followed by art and free-skate. The afternoon includes field games

and sports, skate lessons and open skate. Equipment needed: skateboard or BMX

bike, helmet, elbow pads and kneepads. Full days 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Session 1: July

11-15, Session 2: July 18-22, Session 3: July 25 – 29, Session 4: August 1 –

5, Session 5: August 8-12, Session 6: August 15-19. Fees: $200/week for

members of the Recreation Partnership. Participants should bring lunch and


LEARN TO SAIL for ages 9 - 16 years. The Cornell Sailing School and East Shore

Sailing Marina present one-week courses to teach sailing. All skill levels are

welcome; participants must be able to swim the length of a pool (25 yards). Held at

East Shore Sailing Marina.

Session 1: June 27-July 1; 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 - 4:30pm.

Session 2: July 5-8 (4 days only); 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 - 4:30 pm.

Session 3: July 11-15; 1-4:30 pm.

Session 4: July 18-22; 1 - 4:30 pm.

Session 5: July 25-29; 1-4:30 pm.

Session 6: August 1-5; 1-4:30pm.

Session 7: August 8-12; 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m. or 1:00-4:30pm.

Session 8: August 15-19; 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m. or 1:00-4:30pm.

Fee: $130/session for Members of the Recreation Partnership.

SUMMER YOUTHEATRE two sections, one for ages 6 - 8 and one for ages 8 - 12

at the Ithaca Youth Bureau. Theatre games, improvisation, music and movement.

Session 1: July 5-15, Session 2: July 18-29, Session 3: Aug 1–12. Time:

9:00 am – Noon. Fee: $130/session for members of the Recreation Partnership.

SHOWTIME for ages 6-12 at the IYB. Sing and dance to Broadway favorites. No

experience necessary. July 5-15, 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Fee: $85 for members of

the Recreation Partnership.

SHAKESPEARAMA for ages 6 - 12 at the IYB. Witches, ghosts, lovers, villains,

fools! Work on scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, have fun exploring Shakespeare’s

characters and learning Shakespeare’s language. July 18-29, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Fee: $85 for members of the Recreation Partnership.

IMPROVMANIA for ages 6 - 12 at the IYB. Think on your feet and create

theatre by making it up as you go along. Play games like the stars of Whose Line Is

It Anyway and the IYB’s own Tin Can Fantasy Factory. August 1 – 12, 1:00–3:00

p.m. Fee: $85 for members of the Recreation Partnership.

IMAGINE THAT for ages 3 - 5 at the Ithaca Youth Bureau. Creative play,

storytelling, arts and crafts, music and movement. Session 1: July 5-15, Session

2: July 18-29, Session 3: Aug 1–12; Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30pm. Fee:

$70/session for members of the Recreation Partnership.

Floating Classroom - Cayuga Explorers For youth going into grade 4 and up. Join

the crew of the Floating Classroom learning boating skills, and exploring cool places

and legends on Cayuga Lake. Participants will create art or science projects to

pursue during the week. Graduates will get to invite families and friends on a

graduation eco-cruise! Limited to 24 participants; 10 minimum. More information

at Mornings: 8:45am - 12:30pm. Session 1: June

27-30 (Mon-Thurs); Session 2: August 22-25 (Mon-Thurs). Fee: $200/session

for members of the Recreation Partnership. Pick-up/Drop-off at East Shore

Sailing Marina.

SOCCER CAMP: for girls and boys ages 10 – 15 at Cass Park. There will be an

emphasis on skills development, but also on playing soccer and having fun. Some

benchmark measurements of individual abilities to show progress and to allow

campers to see how they have improved, and where they need to focus in their own

development. Beginners and advanced players are welcome, we make an effort to

cater to a wide range of skills. There will be scrimmages/games every day, all with a

sense of fun and playfulness. Specific skills to be developed: kicking with both feet,

penalty kicks, trapping, dribbling, moving without the ball, passing and more. Camp

hours 9:00am – noon, July 25 – 29. Fee: $70 for members of the Recreation

Partnership. Camp Directors, Ian Shapiro, Jodi Maddren, and Yossi Bronsnick.

Art Camp: for youth ages 8 - 12 at the Ithaca Youth Bureau. This program will

offer a variety of art activities including creating in clay, painting, drawing and

environmental art. Session 1: July 5–15, Session 2: July 18–29, Session 3:

August 1–12. Camp meets from 9 – noon. Fee: $145/session for Members of the

Recreation Partnership. Instructor: Marcia Acerra.

Summer Music Program: This program is designed to encourage students to

continue individual and ensemble skill development on their instruments during the

summer months. The program will consist of four ensembles: a beginner band, a

beginner orchestra, an advanced band and an advanced orchestra. Students must

have their own instruments and be able to read music.

Class 1: Beginning Orchestra and Class 2: Advanced Band for youth in grades 4 –

12 (based on experience) will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 – 7:15 pm.

Class 3: Advanced Orchestra and Class 4: Beginning Band for youth in grades 4 –

12 (based on experience) will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 – 8:15 pm. All

classes run from June 28 – July 28 and are held at Lincoln Hall, Cornell

University. Fee: $65.

Services for Children with Disabilities

Inclusion Services at Cass and Stewart Park Day Camps, available for children with

disabilities who require an aide. There is no additional fee for this support.

Contact: Joanie Groome, Recreation Support Services, 273-8364 x165.


SWIMMING for Tots to Teens for various skill levels at Cass Park Pool. Morning

and Evening class times available. Call 273-1090 for information; registration

starts May 2nd.

JUNIOR GOLF for ages 8 - 17 at Newman Golf Course. Session 1: July 5-14,

Session 2: July 18-28, Session 3: Aug 1–11. Beginners weekdays 8:00-9:00

a.m.; Intermediate weekdays 9:00-10:00 a.m. $60 per session for members of the

Recreation Partnership.

TENNIS for ages 5 - 16 at Cass Park courts. Evening lessons in June & a.m. and

p.m. classes in July & Aug, please see Summer Days Brochure for schedule.

Fee: $60 for members of the Recreation Partnership.

TAE KWON DO: for youth ages 8 and up. Learn basic stances, kicks, punches,

self defense techniques, fundamentals for sparring, form and theory. Meets

Monday and Wednesday; Beginners: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Intermediate: 5:30 – 7:00

p.m. Session 1: June 27-July 20 (no class July 4), Session 2: July 25 – August

17. Fee: $65/session for members of the Recreation Partnership.

Special Events

FRIDAY NIGHT ROLLER FEVER: Roller Skating at Cass Park is great fun for

everyone! Keep your eyes open for Family Fun Nights at Cass Park Rink, dates to

be announced soon. Skate Fee: $5 per person, includes skate rental. $4 if you have

your own skates.

Information on Fees, Applications, Scholarships

Program information and applications are distributed in the IYB Recreation

Division’s “Summer Days and Fall Fun” brochure during mid-April to all students

grades K-8 through schools within the Recreation Partnership. Extra copies are

available at the IYB office, Cass Park and at your Town Hall.

Fees listed are for members of the Recreation Partnership – residents of 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. Payment in advance is required with applications.

Fees for residents outside the Recreation Partnership are charged at the actual,

unsubsidized program costs. Call the IYB for details.

Scholarships are available based on financial need. Applications are available at the

Ithaca Youth Bureau.

Contact IYB (607)273-8364, fax # (607)273-2817,

email: webpage:


      The Salvation Army offers an overnight camp to be held at Long Point Camp,

Penn Yan. Activities will include swimming, boating, low ropes challenge course, animal

petting farm, arts and crafts, hiking, outdoor camping, music, sports, recreation and

evening programs. As a faith based organization and camp, children participate in

Christian education, devotions, prayer, and a worship service.

      AGES: Coed, ages 6 - 12

      SCHEDULE: July 1 – 6. Enrollment by June 1st.

      FEES: $25 per child includes travel to and from camp.

      CONTACT:                        Nikki          Pooley,          (607)273-2400,


      All programs are held at the CSMA, located at 330 E. Martin Luther King Jr./

State Street, Ithaca.    For more information about any of the programs listed,

contact the CSMA office at (607) 272-1474 or look on the website: www.csma-

                                                                      44 Financial assistance is available on the basis of need and applications are

usually evaluated within two weeks. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

      Arts All Around You for ages 6 - 9. Now extended through late summer!

Nine one-week multi-arts sessions, July 5 – September 2. Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. -

3:00 p.m. with aftercare included and available until 5:15 p.m.       AAAY features

classes and special activities in visual arts, dance, music, and theatre based on a

different theme each week and ends with an informal presentation for parents on

Friday. Daily recreation times or field trips will include visits to places such as

Stewart Park, the Hangar Theatre, the Johnson Museum of Art, and the Museum of

the Earth. Weekly cost: CSMA Members: $200; Non-members: $267.

This year’s themes are:

7/5 – 8: Pioneers

7/11 - 15: African Arts Safari

7/18 - 22: Castles & Dragons

7/25 - 29: Creature Feature

8/1 - 5: Big Top to Broadway

8/8 - 12: Journey Down the Nile

8/15 - 19: Heroes & Heroines

8/22 - 26: Wizards & Wonders

8/29 – 9/2: Arts Around the World

        Jazz Institute for ages 11 - 16. Now in Early Summer! June 27 – July 1; 9:00

a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A five-day intensive program for instrumentalists including

ensembles, workshops, classes and demos in jazz standards, blues and improvisation

skills, ending with a Friday afternoon concert. Taught by Neal Massa, John Chapman,

and guest teaching artists. Weekly cost: CSMA Members: $200; Non-members:


        Star Search for ages 10 - 16. Two 2-week intensive programs in which all

participants act, sing, dance, and produce a musical in just 10 days! August 1 - 12 and

August 15 - 26; 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. weekdays with performances on the final Friday

evenings.   Taught by Doreen Alsen, Holly Adams, and Elizabeth Livesay.           This

summer’s productions will be: “Much Ado About Whatever” (Aug 1 -12) and “Twilight:

the Musical” (August 15-26).      Cost per session: CSMA Members: $360; Non-

members: $480.


      CAU’s Summer Youth Program on north campus combines the educational

resources of a great university with the best recreational and social features of a

day camp.   Mornings focus on educational enrichment activities, while afternoons

include swimming, field trips, crafts, and lively workshops. Great meals and healthful

snacks included. Four 1-week sessions are offered for kids’ ages 3 - 15 years, in

small age-linked groups supervised by college students and teachers. Pick the week

that best fits your needs!

      AGES: 3 - 15

      SCHEDULE: Li'l Bears (ages 3-4), Tykes (ages 5-6), Explorers (ages 7-8), Big

Reds (ages 9-10) and Junior Cornellians (ages 11-12) attend 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.,

lunch provided, Monday through Friday.       Commuter Teens (ages 13-15) have an

extended program, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., lunch and dinner provided, Monday through

Friday.   A weekly residential option for teens with full room and board also is

available, Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning.

Four weekly Sessions: July 11 - 15, July 18 - 22, July 25 - 29, and August 1 - 5.

      FEES: Weekly Fees: Li’l Bears: $300; Tykes: $375, Explorers: $390, Big Reds

and JCs: $400, and Commuter Teens: $590. Residential Teens: $970.

      CONTACT: CAU, (607)255-6260 to request commuter registration brochure.


      The Cornell Sports School offers a variety of different sports camps for

boys and girls ages 7 – 19 during the months of June - August. Weekly sessions are

offered focusing on team and individual competitive sports, however, activity camps

such as swimming, miniature golf, sand volleyball, bowling, and go-karting are also

offered. Camps are offered as resident camps, with a commuter option or day

camps. A Youth Sports Day Camp is also offered for local children ages 7 - 12.

Children participate in a variety of sports each week, with recreational swimming

every day. For more information call Cornell Sports School, (607)255-1200, , or visit the web site



      Cornell University offers three and six-week academic sessions to high school

students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by June 2011.

Students take college courses with leading Cornell faculty, earn college credits,

explore careers and majors, and focus on areas including architecture, art and

design, business, college success, computer and information science, engineering,

environmental studies, history and politics, hotel management, humanities, law and

government, medicine, psychology, research and science, and veterinary medicine and

animal science.

      Summer College is a great opportunity to experience college life, enhance your

college applications, and make friends from around the world. Students must apply

to each program and include an application, application statements, letter of

recommendation by teacher or guidance counselor, high school transcript, current

grade report, and any standardized test scores, if taken.

      This is a residential program; students live with and are supervised by head

residents and residential community advisors. Residential staff are supervised by

residential program director.

      AGES: high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or

senior year by June 2011.

      SCHEDULE: 3 and 6-week sessions between June 25 and August 9.

      FEES: 3-week: $5,790; 6-week: $9,575; and 6-week Architecture Program:

$9,625. Limited scholarships available.

     CONTACT: Abby Eller, (607)255-6203, ,


Intensive Wrestling Camps – choose from 5-Day Camp or 10-Day Camp

      Designed for the serious wrestler who desires a highly competitive and

intense training experience. All aspects of the sport will be covered, with special

attention paid to the psychological and physical development of each wrestler.

Campers will be exposed to the training techniques of some of the world's most

accomplished wrestlers. During the week of July 10-14, the 10-day intensive campers

will have the opportunity to test their newly acquired skills by competing against

teams in the Team Camp. The intensive camps represent an excellent opportunity to

really learn how to train like a champion and become one. Train like the best, with

the best!

      For 2011, many of the Intensive Camp sessions will be held in the new

Friedman Wrestling Center. This facility features three mats, air-conditioning, a

weight training facility, training room and video review room.

      Held on Cornell's hilltop campus, the Intensive Camps features a run/lift

session at 7:00 a.m. each morning. Wrestlers face the challenge of Buffalo St. and

Cascadilla hills! After breakfast campers receive instruction and drill new

techniques. The afternoon sessions includes hard drilling and live wrestling, while the

evening sessions are dedicated to open wrestling and education about: goal setting,

mental preparation, conditioning methods, nutrition and proper weight loss.

      AGES: 13 - 19

      SCHEDULE: 5-Day Camp: July 5 – 9. 10-Day Camp: July 5 – 14.

      FEES:     5-Day Camp: $569 resident.        10-Day Camp: $969 resident. No

commuter option.

      CONTACT: Cornell Wrestling Camps, (607)253-5655,,

Team Wrestling Camps

      Created for teams that desire summer dual-meet competition, our Team

Camps have been developed to maximize learning while providing an opportunity to

compete in many meaningful live matches. We use proven drilling and instructional

methods in conjunction with live wrestling, in the form of team vs. team dual-meet

competition, to help developer champions. Our coaches will direct individual dual

meets and critique individual and team performance. The team camp features an

hour of instruction followed by a dual meet during each of the morning, afternoon

and evening sessions. Evening sessions will also include review and work on

weaknesses. We welcome requests for specialized instruction! One coach for every

10 wrestlers can attend for free when assisting as a camp counselor. Last year,

teams from NY, NJ, PA, MD, VT, FL, LA, VA, CT, MA, ME and OH faced each other

in dual meets.

          AGES: 10 - 19

          SCHEDULE: June 26 – 30; July 10 – 14.

          FEES: Commuter rate: $359; Resident rate: $469.

          CONTACT: Cornell Wrestling Camps, (607)253-5655,,

Technique Wrestling Camp

          Cornell's technique camp is designed for individuals and teams who seek

advanced techniques and drills that help each wrestler reach his/her ultimate

potential. Rob Koll's nationally renowned coaching staff teaches a philosophy and

system of wrestling that works equally well for beginners through highly advanced

wrestlers. The skills presented have been proven at the collegiate and international


      The technique camp features two hours of instruction in the morning and

afternoon. Evening sessions consist of recreation options including: swimming,

bowling, go-carts, mini-golf, beach volleyball, movies, etc.

      AGES: 8 - 19

      SCHEDULE: July 5 – 9

      FEES: Commuter rate: $359; Resident rate: $469

      CONTACT: Cornell Wrestling Camps, (607)253-5655,,

Competition/Technique Wrestling Camps – choose from 5-Day or 19-Day Camp
      Cornell's Competition/Technique camps are designed for individuals and teams

who seek advanced techniques/drills and want to test them during live wrestling

sessions. Each day features three 2-hour sessions with 30% of the time dedicated

to live wrestling. In weeks which overlap with Team Camps, campers will be placed on

a team and wrestle up to 13 meaningful matches/week. During the July 5-9 week the

morning and afternoon sessions will be devoted to technique instruction while the

evening sessions will be dedicated to live wrestling and competitive games/contests

(tug of war, pushup contests, etc. with recreation options on Saturdays).

      Each day will include 3-4 hours of wrestling technique taught by Rob Koll's

outstanding coaching staff. Cornell coaches teach a philosophy and system of

wrestling that works equally well for beginners up through advanced wrestlers. The

skills presented have been proven at the collegiate and international levels.

      AGES: 8 - 19

      SCHEDULE: 5-Day Camp: July 5 – 9; 19-Day Camp: June 26 – July 14.

      FEES: 5-Day Camp: Commuter rate: $359; Resident rate: $469.

19-Day Camp: $1,649 resident rate; no commuter option.

      CONTACT: Cornell Wrestling Camps, (607)253-5655,,


      Cornell University will offer two engineering one-week summer residential

programs. Both academies offer 2 morning lectures to introduce participants to

different disciplines in engineering and the afternoons will be spent researching a

week long project (can be found on the individual program websites). Evening

activities are planned such as Welcome and Closing Banquets, BBQ Picnic at Treman

State Park, bowling, Lindseth Climbing Wall, game/Wii night, and more.

      AGES:      CURIE – rising High School Junior and Senior girls. CATALYST –

rising High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors, males and females - highly

encourage African American, Hispanic, Native American and girls to apply.

      SCHEDULE:       July 17 – 23, Overnight camp with daily programs and evening

events. Both academies have a Resident Director and 4 Program Assistants with the

students 24/7.

      FEES: $1,450 for total program, tuition, room, board & project materials.

Once accepted in either Academy: $75 deposit due by June 1st.         CATALYST has

financial assistance and travel stipends available to families with a proven need for

financial aid; up to and including full tuition waiver and $400 travel stipends. CURIE

offers limited financial assistance and travel stipends.

      CONTACT: Debbie Moss, 255-6403, or


      Come make art for four hours a day, five days a week in a beautiful

countryside setting. Explore watercolor, drawing, 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 38 Marsh Road, Danby.

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

       SCHEDULE: July 4 – 8; July 18 – 22; August 1 – 5; August 15 - 19.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., snack provided.

       FEES: $150/week; half due when registering to secure place, balance due

first day of class.

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


       Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Danby Community Council offer fun,

educational and active summer programs for youth between the ages of 8 and 18

living in Danby. Programs in the past have focused on a variety of topics such as art,

animals, games, and helping with Danby Fun Days. Programs run 3-4 days per week

per topic and meet at a variety of community sites. Programs are free and donations

are accepted. Don’t miss these opportunities! Look for more information in the

Danby Area News and check for brochures at the Danby Town Hall in May. For more

information and a registration form contact Julie Kulik at 272-2292 x222 or


      Village of Dryden will offer weekly sessions of day camp. Camp will be held at

the Dryden Elementary School. Program activities will include arts and crafts, read -

aloud, free play time, and physical activity centers. As well as in-house visits from

the Tin Can Fantasy Factory, Crossroads the Clown and more.

      AGES: youth in Grades K - 5

      SCHEDULE: June 27 – August 5.

      FEES: $55/week. Scholarships available, call for details

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


      Enrichment programs to be offered to youth living in the Town of Dryden with

priority given to youth living at Hanshaw Village, Congers, and Beaconview Mobile

Home Parks in Freeville. Programs will be held at 4-H Acres, on site at the mobile

home parks, and other locations in and around Tompkins County.        Programs are

theme-based and support experiential and service learning. Detailed information and

permission slips will be available in May at


       AGES: youth ages 7 - 17

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


       FEES: Free, except for special programs. No one will be turned away due to

inability to pay.

       CONTACT: Ruben Rahman, (607)272–2292 ext. 224,


       Seven weeks, beginning in July, of special interest enrichment programs for

youth ages 9-13 who live in the Town or Village of Dryden or Village of Freeville.

Morning programs are held 9 a.m.–12 noon. Each week is a different theme and will

include: Junior Fire Fighter Academy, arts, nature activities, cooking, and more. In

addition, we will be offering two afternoons of Primitive Pursuits for middle/high

school age youth.

       We ask for a donation of $15/week, however, no one will be turned away for

inability to pay. Programs will be meeting 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:



       East Shore Skate Camp, located at 2073 East Shore Drive, Lansing, focuses

on skill building, balance with body positioning, and skate park etiquette. There is a

mandatory group lesson every morning after stretches, followed by art and free-

skate. Campers get one hour for lunch to eat, socialize, watch videos, and ride/skate

on their own. The afternoon session begins with games and field sports until 2 p.m.

Next, there is an optional group lesson, ending the day with free-skate. During free

skate, coaches will be stationed around the facility for campers to approach and

work on individual skills.

       AGES: 9 and up

      SCHEDULE: Session 1: July 11 – 15; Session 2: July 18 – 22; Session 3: July

25 – 29; Session 4: August 1 – 5; Session 5: August 8 – 12; Session 6: August 15 – 19.

Or you may attend for one day. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

      FEES: $200/week or $50 per day.

      CONTACT: Benjamin Jones, (607)533 – 0055,


      Earth Arts offer weekly programs that foster awareness of place through

nature-based learning and arts. We connect youth and teens to each other, the land,

and the power of community. Our 2011 Summer theme is: Celebrating Six Mile

Creek, Our Green Backyard. Earth Arts is located at 689 Coddington Road, Ithaca.

Children and teens become connected to the land through fun awareness games,

observation, art, stewardship, challenges and team-building activities.      Primitive

skills, crafts, pottery, naturalist studies, tool-making, nature-based drawing,

painting, theater, and creative writing are offered with indigenous stories and songs

from around the world. Students build relationships to the land, each other, develop

skills, and find a satisfying place within the community.    Eight weeks of diverse

programs are offered. Some services for handicapped are available.

      AGES: 5 - 18

      SCHEDULE: June 27 - August 19, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration begins

March 31st.

      FEES: Sliding fees: $240 - $330. Scholarships are available, please call or

email to inquire.   Deposit due with registration, balance due 4 weeks prior to

program unless other arrangements have been made.

      CONTACT: Dale Bryner, (607)272 - 6486,


      The National Soaring Museum in Elmira will be the host for an aviation day

camp with one overnight.    Program activities will include: overnight stay at the

Nation Soaring Museum, airplane ride over Watkins Glen Race Track, sailplane ride at

Harris Hill Soaring Club, tethered hot air balloon ride, build and fly model rockets,

National Soaring Museum tour, Glenn Curtiss Museum tour, Finger Lakes Skydivers

trip, hands on glass in Corning, Elmira-Corning Regional Airport tour, remote control

aircraft demo, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, and Cornell

University Spacecraft Imagery. Each participant will receive a signed certificate

from Eileen Collins.

      AGES: 9 - 14

      SCHEDULE: Boys: July 11–15; Girls: July 18–22, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

      FEES: $350

      CONTACT:         Norm   Smith,    National     Soaring   Museum,   (607)734-3128,


      Enfield's Community Council Summer Day Camp offers a camp 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 summery employment, opportunities to

work with youth and gain work experience.          Camp will be held at the Lower Robert

Treman State Park, North Shelter.          Programs and activities will include sports,

drama, arts & crafts, science, swimming, music, games, stream exploration, cooking,

outdoor education program, an entrepreneurial group, sewing, and literacy activities.

Field trips include: Watkins Glen, Taughannock, Sciencenter, Hangar Theater, and

mini-golf. Presenters include Tin Can Fantasy Factory. Camp specials: sno-cones, ice

cream sundaes, carnival days, water day, 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.

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

      SCHEDULE: July 5 - August 12, 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Before and after camp

supervision will be available from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. for an

additional fee.

      FEES: Resident Fee: $165 per child for 6 weeks. Before camp: $130 per child

for 1-5 days/week. After camp: $225 per child 1-5 days/week. Non-Resident Fee:

$200 per child for 6 weeks. Before camp: $130 per child for 1-5 days/week. After

camp: $265 per child for 1-5 days/week. Limited scholarships, call for details.

      CONTACT: Vera Howe-Strait, Camp Director, (607)274-2368 from 2 - 5:30

p.m., Registration forms also available at Enfield Elementary

School, Enfield Town Hall, Valley Corners Store or


      Come flip with us this summer at Finger Lakes Gymnastics. Our summer camp

offers expert instruction for children ages 4 years old and up! We offer full and

half-day camps in our FULLY AIR CONDITIONED facility. Our camp is for both

beginner gymnastics and the gymnast with years of experience. All of our campers

receive instruction on the gymnastics events including our trampoline and 40 foot

tumble trak. Campers also participate in outside activities, games, arts and crafts

and swimming! Come check us out at 215 Commercial Ave., Ithaca, NY.

      AGES: 4 years old and up

      SCHEDULE: Weekly sessions June 27 - September 2; Full day: 9:30-4 p.m.,

Half Day: 9:30-12:30. Early drop off 8:00 a.m., late pickup until 5:30 p.m. No fee for

early drop off or late pick up.

      FEES: Full day: $200/week; Half day: $135/week. Siblings are $10 off/week.

Register for 3 weeks or more…only $180/week.

      CONTACT:        Finger Lakes Gymnastics, (607)273–5187,,


      The Freeville Summer Recreation Program offers full and partial day child

care to Dryden area youth entering grades K - 8. The program runs for

approximately 6 - 8 weeks (July-August) and is housed at the Freeville Elementary

School. Camp is held Monday – Friday; 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Activities include:

crafts, games, sports and water activities, science and learning activities, and field

trips. Weekly newsletters keep families informed of what is happening with the

camp and important reminders. Fees are: $65/week for partial day (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

or $90/week for full day. Applications and information are available during regular

business hours from the Village Hall, 5 Factory St., Freeville, (607)844–8301, or check the website at


      Summer day camp offered at GIAC, 301 W. Court Street. Program activities

include Art and Nature Program, Track Program, Basketball, Skateboarding, Out and

About Get Fit Program.

      AGES: 4 – 12 (entering grades Pre-K through 8th)

      SCHEDULE: July 5 – August 13, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      FEES: Sliding fee scale; scholarships available; Call for details.

      CONTACT: Jenna Stroud (607)272–3622,

GIRL SCOUTS of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. Summer 2011

Outdoor Experiences Just for Girls!

      Girls, make this summer yours at Comstock Program Center’s day camp! Camp

is designed to give every girl the chance to succeed, build friendships, challenge

herself through adventures that only happen at camp, succeed in trying out new

skills and have fun!

      There are four sessions to choose from. The fee is $170 for each session.

Non-members add $50 to each session, or become a Girl Scout for the $12 annual

registration fee.

      August 1 - 5

      Comstock Critters: grades 1 – 3. Take a closer look at the world around you.

Explore Comstock and find out about the different types of animals, insects and

trees around camp. Learn about going green, protecting our earth and try out some

new recycled art projects.

      Creative Crafts: grades 4 – 6. Need a place to put your creative energies to

work? If you enjoy the arts or want to have an opportunity to paint, draw and

create your own masterpieces, this is the week for you!

      August 8 - 12

      Fins and Feet: grades 1 – 3. If you enjoy the water, this program is for you!

Campers will enjoy time on the lake and learn paddling strokes, enjoy lunch on the

point, take a look below the surface and enjoy the wonders of camp.

      Snores and S’mores: grades 4 – 6. Get ready to learn camping basics. Try

your hand at outdoor camping, exploring the trails, learning about wildlife, funyaking

on the lake and much more. Campers can participate in an optional overnight on

Thursday of this session.

      Girls are also able to choose from more than 75 day or resident camp program

sessions at the other beautiful Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. sites

including, Amahami Outdoor Center near Deposit, NY; Misty Hollow Program Center

south of Corning, NY; Camp Trefoil near Harrisville, NY; Yaiewano Program Center on

Owasco Lake, south of Auburn, NY; Day Camp Agaliha at Sitrin in Frankfort, NY; Day

Camp Hoover in Tully, NY; and Day Camp at Misty Hollow Program Center south of

Corning, NY. There are also adventure and family fun programs available along with

fun programs for troops!

      For a complete brochure with all program offerings visit

Also find our camp fan page on Facebook, under Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Camps, and share your favorite camp memories! You may also call (315)539-5085,

ext. 2324. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make

the world a better place.


      Summer programs for youth. Programs include but are not limited to golf,

archery, basketball, soccer, tennis, dance, outdoor education, gardening, karate and

more. Swim lessons and public swimming at the Groton Memorial Park Pool on Sykes

Street. Summer program brochures with program details will be available at schools

and area businesses by mid-May.    Contact the Recreation Coordinator at 898-4569

or for more information.


       Day camp will be offered for children currently in kindergarten through fifth

grade. Camp will be held at the Groton High School. Program activities will include

swimming lessons, 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 – fifth grade

       SCHEDULE: July 5 - August 12; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Before and after camp care are


       FEES: $65/week; July 5 – 8 week pro-rated at $55. Partial scholarships are


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


       Youth development programs for middle school and high school age youth

living in the Town and Village of Groton. Summer enrichment opportunities available

at little or no cost. Opportunities include Camp Counselor training program, Groton

Farmer’s Market, cooking, field trips, and more.   Summer program fliers will be

available mid-May at the Youth Services office located at the Groton Middle School

or by calling Viola Fitzgerald, Youth Services Program Manager at 898-4569 or


      Explore your imagination · Find your voice · Dare yourself

      Each summer, the Next Generation School offers elementary, middle, and

high school students an unforgettable summer of training in the performing arts.

With classes in acting, singing, and dancing, the Next Generation School creates a

safe environment where campers are encouraged to develop new skills and

friendships. Workshop instructors are professional artists who work nationally in

the performing arts and teach the most current techniques in their disciplines.

There is something for everyone at the Hangar Theatre, located in beautiful

Ithaca, New York. Camps begin in July and run through August.

Summer 2011 will offer:

**New Choices**More flexibility**Perform in a Hangar Theatre production**Work

with Broadway stars

Elementary Age Group class choices:

Broadway Stars! July 5 – 8, 9 am - noon

Enjoy old-fashioned musical fun with one of the cast members of Mainstage

musical Ragtime. All singing, all dancing, all the time with group numbers and the

chance to shine in solo moments.

Circus! Circus! July 5 – 8, 1 – 4 p.m.

Internationally recognized circus and clowning expert Holly Adams will lead this

class for a fun-filled journey through the circus arts. Clowning, stilt walking,

acrobatics and other physical acts of daring-do.

Acting Out    July 11 – 15, 9 a.m. – noon

Journey through a box full of costumes and a trunk full of props in the creation of

a new play everyday. Each day will focus on a new acting skill utilizing the entire

class to act out favorite stories.

Watch Me Pull A Rabbit Outta My Hat!          July 18 – 22, 9 a.m. – noon

An experience for the wizard in all of us. Moreland the Magician will reveal the

secrets of magic. Illusions will be mastered, cards guessed correctly, and there

just might be a hare drawn from a piece of haberdashery!

Soaring Stories July 25 -29, 9 a.m. – noon

With local treasure, storyteller Regi Carpenter, children will be enthralled. Regi is

a master of all aspects of story creation and performance and will enlighten

children as to how to think and act with boldness and beauty.

Middle School Age Group class choices:

Broadway Moves! July 5 – 8, 9a.m. – noon

Develop theatre dance ability. This class will take students through a range of

musical theatre styles, from classic Broadway hoofing to the latest Hip Hop styles.

Glee Camp! July 5 – 8, 1 – 4 p.m.

Are you ready for an experience straight out of your favorite TV show? Stephen

Gross, music director of the Hangar’s production Ragtime, will orchestrate master

group numbers filled with solo opportunities from show tunes to today’s pop hits!

How To Write a Great Play July 11 – 15, 9 a.m. – noon

Tim Pinckney, writer of the Hangar Mainstage, Ever So Humble, will help young

playwrights through the process of imagining story, writing dialogue, and shaping

characters. Students will be on their way to creating a play of their own.

Body Molding:Finding the Character through Movement July 18–22, 9 am-noon

Along with Karl Gregory, one of the stars of Hangar’s production Ever So Humble,

students will explore the ways they can use their bodies to discover character.

Acting July 25 – 29, 9 a.m. – noon

Jesse Bush, Associate Artistic Director of the Hangar and one of the stars of our

production Ever So Humble, will coach students in the building blocks of how to

create believable characters on stage.

High School Age Group class choices:

Singer’s Spotlight July 5 – 8, 9 a.m. – noon

Here’s an opportunity to work with Ragtime’s music director, Steven Gross,

nationally-known. Students will be coached in enhancing both vocal and performance


Triple Threat Dance July 5 – 8, 1 – 4 p.m.

An intensive class covering a range of dance styles. Learn how to be an excellent

dancer while integrating acting and singing.

Get the Part July 11 – 15, 9 a.m. – noon

The Hangar’s own Associate Artistic Director Stephanie Yankwitt has been one of

the top casting directors in NYC for years. In this class, she will help you polish

audition skills, from monologues, cold readings, to interviews.

Finding the Female Voice July 18 – 22, 9 a.m. – noon

Just for the ladies. Star of Broadway’s In the Heights, Andrea Burns will lead a

class of young women who want to make their mark on the theatre. Students will

work on songs, monologues, and scene work to expand their power as artists.

Advanced Acting July 25 – 29, 9 a.m. – noon

Peter Flynn, Artistic Director of the Hangar, will teach acting techniques to

students who have already taken basic acting classes and are ready to take their

talent to the next level.

Open to all age groups:

Willy Wonka Junior (rehearsals and performances)

July 11 – 29, Monday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m. and August 1 – 6, 9 am – 5 pm

Roles available for all age groups! A fun-filled musical production that will be

presented on the Hangar Stage made up entirely of Next Generation participants.

Rehearsals will be held at Ithaca High School (July 11-29). The fun will then move

to the theatre (August 1-6) for technical rehearsals – adding the set, costumes,

sound, and lights; with performances August 4 -6. Each rehearsal will be designed

to engage the entire group in an interactive and educational experience. Each actor

will get a chance to shine on the stage.

      SCHEDULE: Students can sign up for a single class or join in for all five

week-long classes. July 5 - 8, July 11 - 15, July 18 - 22, July 25 - 29.

Willy Wonka Jr. – July 11 - August 6.

      FEES: $125 for a single class; sign up for all five for $550. Willy Wonka

Junior tuition is $400; sign up for the show and all five classes for $900. Financial

aid is available; application must be submitted with registration form for


      CONTACT: Jesse Bush, (607) 273-8588 x19,,


      Full day camp for children 3 - 8 years old offered in a quiet country setting.

One classroom for 3-5 year olds and one for 6-8 year olds. Camp is held at Happy

Way at 298 North Road, Freeville, NY.          Activities will include science, nature

studies, arts and crafts, music, sports, field trips, swimming at local pools/beaches

and special visitors. Field trips and activities will be tailored to the interests of the

children attending camp.

      AGES: 3 - 8

         SCHEDULE: Call for details

         FEES: Call for details

         CONTACT: Jenna Durbin, Director, (607)844-9514,


         A once weekly summer day program to be offered at Burdock Hollow

Homestead in Alpine, NY. Come spend the day learning about the wonderful gift of

herbs! Each session will focus on one kid-friendly herb that we will get to know

through play, art, stories, and our senses. Our classroom will be the garden, woods

and fields and will incorporate lessons about holistic health, herbal preparations, and


         AGES: 5 - 11

         SCHEDULE: Fridays July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 12, 19, and 26; 10 a.m. –

2 p.m.

         FEES: Sliding scale: $200 - $360; sibling discounts, payment plans and

scholarships available.

       CONTACT:       Amanda David, (607)592-0196,,


      Hidden Valley is located within beautiful Watkins Glen State Park and

accredited by the American Camp Association. Hidden Valley 4-H Camp provides the

experience of a lifetime – independence, life skills, lasting friendships, and natural

adventure. Hidden Valley Camp is dedicated to providing a rich, safe, and healthy

summer camp experience. Programs at Hidden Valley 4-H Camp are developed by

Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators and experienced camp volunteers, drawing

upon the research-based youth development knowledge of Cornell University.       New

this year: GEAR-Tech-21 Camp offered week 1 will provide campers the opportunity

to experiment with robots, GPS and GIS systems. Complete information (including

registration forms) is available on our web site listed below. We think you’ll agree,

Hidden Valley is more fun than ever. See you at Camp!

      AGES: 8 – 17 (4-H membership is NOT required)

      SCHEDULE: July 10 - August 19, each one-week residential session runs

Sunday afternoon through Friday evening. There are 2 weekend stayovers scheduled

and each one includes a trip to Roseland Water Park in Canandaigua. Day Camp is also

offered each week and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(transportation is not provided).

      FEES: $285/week for residential camp; $150/week for day camp. Discounts

are available for registrations received by April 15, 2011, for siblings, and for

Schuyler County residents.

      CONTACT: Cate Sirek or Reuben Siskin, (607)535–7161,,


      Meadowgate, located at 145 Chaffee Creek Road, Newfield, will offer a day

camp for youth in grades 2 – 4. Campers will be exposed to the basics of

horsemanship, gardening, first aid, survival skills, local wildlife education, arts and

crafts, and more.    Note this is not a horseback riding program.        More info at under Calendar of Events.

        AGES: 2nd – 4th graders

        SCHEDULE: One week only -- August 1 – 5. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Limited

enrollment. Don’t delay – sign up today!

        FEES: $150

        CONTACT: Pam Watros, (607)564–7455,


        Day camp for children entering grades K – 3rd grade. Each week is a different

theme! Weekly themes are Explore Science, Adventure, Animal Lovers, Carnival

Craze, Ooey Gooey, IC3’s Got Talent, All Star Sports, Mixed Media, and Splash

Zone!    Children can register by the week or for the entire summer.       Activities

include weekly field trips, swimming at Taughannock State Park, arts & crafts,

nature walks, sports, games, water play, preparing snacks, and hosting a variety of

guests from the community! The camp will be held at Ithaca Montessori School, 12

Ascot Place, Ithaca.

        AGES: Entering Kindergarten – 3rd graders (ages 4 – 9)

      SCHEDULE: Weekly sessions June 27 – August 26; 7:30 am - 5:30 p.m.

      FEES: $190/week ($150 for wk of July 5-8), 10% discount if registered for

all 9 weeks.

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

forms available on our website


      Create great art this summer at Ithaca Arts! Located at 1458 Slaterville

Road, Ithaca. Kids and Teens work with real high quality artist materials and learn

professional techniques while exploring world cultures through art!

   Entering our third exciting year of creative, fun-filled summer camps for

children ages 5-12 (taught on two levels) and teens ages 12-17. We are committed to

providing art education using highest quality materials and having our campers create

durable, well constructed artworks they'll be proud to show and display. Many of our

projects are based on arts and crafts from around the world, teaching kids about

other cultures. And we take pride on offering kids of all ages and skill levels "real

art". We challenge kids' creativity and inspire artistic self-confidence!

   This summer we are offering NEW THEMATIC WEEKS with exciting fun and

creative offerings!

Weekly Kids Art Camp Themes

      Kids can spend a week learning how to design, make patterns for, and create

clothing for their favorite Barbie and American Girl dolls or learn how to make cool

journals and personalized stationary, or explore sculptural forms in paper mache, or

make beads out of different materials and create artwork with ready made beads or

make crafts inspired by Asian countries or learn how to paint like a modern artist, or

make handmade and decorated papers to make papercrafts with, or make real

musical instruments, or make original puppets like those made around the world!

6/27 - 7/1: Puppet Making

Make Shadow Puppets, Finger Puppets, Hand Puppets and More using mixed media

techniques and materials.

7/4 - 8: Artistic Bookmaking

Learn different bookmaking techniques to make artistic books with unique

decorations and design elements and create a line of original stationary and cards.

7/11 - 15: Barbie & American Girl Doll Clothing Workshop

Make fabulous original clothes for your favorite dolls like Barbie or American Girl

doll. Learn how to follow a pattern, sew and design a fashionable wardrobe!

7/18 - 22: Bead Making

Make beads from paper and clay to create jewelry fashion pieces. Make amazing

sculptures from plastic and glass beads.

7/25 - 29: Paper Maché Expressions

Make useful items and fantastic sculptures to paint and decorate using many

different materials.

8/1 - 5: Kites & Asian Creations

Look at amazing artwork from China, Japan, and Korea, and then make an original fan,

scroll, screen, kite, and bowl.

8/8 - 12: Picasso Painting

Paint like a modern artist! We'll look at work by famous artists for inspiration to

make paintings in similar styles.

8/15 - 19: Paper Recycling Art

Learn how to make paper from pulp, and original decorated papers, and turn them

into fun papercrafts.

8/22 - 26: Make Musical Instruments

Looking at instruments around the world, we'll make real instruments that will be

unique in sound and design.

Weekly Teen Art Camp Themes

   Teens will sample crafts from around the world and create their own mixed media

interpretations, learning new skills along the way, and develop drawing, printmaking,

and painting skills while studying different modern artists and genres, and paint with

real oil and acrylic paints.

7/25 - 29: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Real Oil & Acrylic Paints and Real Canvas

We will learn to mix colors and to paint using real oil and acrylic paints and canvas on

stretchers. Extra supplies fee.

8/1 - 5: Global Arts & Crafts

We will look at art and crafts from various countries, analyze in terms of design,

function, and technique, and then learn the skills to make similar original works.

8/8 - 12: Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

We will study modern art, artists and movements, and create our own abstract and

representational artworks.

8/15 - 19: Fashion & Textiles for the Fashionista

Design your own clothing and learn how to make your own custom textile designs!

      AGES: 5 - 17

      SCHEDULE: June 27 – August 26, weekly programs, hours vary: 9 am – 12:30

pm (kids), 12:30 – 5:30 pm (kids), 1 – 4 pm (teens)

      FEES: $200 for one-week Kids and Teen Camps; afternoon fees vary

depending on pickup time. Scholarships are available, call for details.

      CONTACT: Debra Jacoby, (607)272-3580,,


      Summer Sprouts

Stories and hands-on gardening for preschoolers and their caregivers.

      AGES: 2 – 5 with a caregiver

      SCHEDULE: Wednesdays, June 15 – September 14; 10 – 11 a.m.

      FEES: FREE drop in program, no need to register

      CONTACT: Leigh MacDonald-Rizzo,

      Art in the Garden

Create art inspired by and using natural materials at the Garden. A new project

every week.

      AGES: 4 – 12 with a caregiver

      SCHEDULE: Mondays, July 11 – August 29; 10 – 11 a.m.

      FEES: $2 per child, drop in program, no need to register

      CONTACT: Leigh MacDonald-Rizzo,


      Ithaca College offers baseball, girls’ basketball, and recreational day camps.

See website for more detailed information.

      AGES: 6 - 18

      SCHEDULE: Baseball: June 27 - July 1, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Girls Basketball:

July 25 – 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Recreation Day Camp: August 1 - 5 and August 8 –

12, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      FEES: Baseball: $250 (IC employees - $225), Girls Basketball: $200 (IC

employees - $175), Recreation Day Camp: $175/week (IC employees - $150/week).

All payments must be paid 2 weeks prior to start of the program.

      CONTACT: Toni Johnson, Office of Conference and Event Services, Ithaca

College,   201   Egbert     Hall,   Ithaca,    NY    14850-7071,     (607)274-3313,,


Summer College for High School Students

      Three week session, June 26 - July 15, 1 course, 2 to 4 credits.

      One week session, July 17 - 22

Summer Piano Institute

      June 30 - July 9, for talented pianists aged 12-18.


      Introducing health careers to students entering 10th – 12th grades. July 11 -


      CONTACT: The Division of Graduate and Professional Studies, Ithaca

College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-7000, (607)274-3143,,


      Ithaca College School of Music is inaugurating its Summer Music Academy

with two residential instructional programs for young musicians who have completed

grades 4 through 12. Taught by Ithaca College faculty and top music educators from

across the country, the High School and Intermediate Divisions will provide a

creative and supportive environment for young adults to grow as musicians and


      The High School Division is open to students who have completed grades 9 to

12.   Private lessons will be offered 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 masterclasses and music,

and take non-music courses designed to prepare students to enter college. The

areas of study will include band (wind ensemble), vocal, guitar and orchestra


      The Intermediate Division: The band and chorus programs are open to

students who have completed grades 6 to 8. The orchestra program is available to

students who have completed grades 4 to 8.    Private lessons will be offered for an

additional fee.      Instruction for beginning and intermediate students will offer

opportunities to perform in large and chamber ensembles and receive instruction in

master classes and an array of music courses designed to provide a quality summer

musical experience to young musicians.

       More information and online applications are available at

Application deadline is May 15th.           Late applications will be reviewed on space


       AGES: students who have completed grades 4 through 12

       SCHEDULE: High School Division: June 26 – July 9. Intermediate Division:

July 24 – July 30.

       FEES: High School Division: $1,700 for tuition, room and board. Intermediate

Division: $750 for tuition, room and board.

       CONTACT:           Tom      Kline,        (607)274-3366,,


      Ithaca Arts, located at 1458 Slaterville Road, Ithaca. Lego Animation - Video

- Photography - Claymation Animation - Filmmaking - Sound - TV News & More!

Working in small teams, indoors and outdoors, campers have fun being creative! Our

challenging, thought-provoking camp programs combine imagination, science, a bit of

acting, drawing, music, teamwork, and the thrill of making awesome animations and

live action video! Children and teens use real cameras, camcorders, microphones, kid-

safe lighting equipment, and computers to edit and mix. Outdoor fun, too! Plus free

screenings of camper creations at Cinemapolis Movie Theater!

Media Arts Explorer Camp: One-Week Morning Introductory Camp Program for

ages 5 - 17. For new campers, Media Arts Explorer may be the best place to start. It

introduces many different media creation techniques and covers camera and editing

basics. Fascinating, engaging and empowering, learn what goes on behind the scenes,

and how to do-it-yourself. Absolutely no prior experience is needed! Projects and

groups are age appropriate. One-week Media Arts Explorer Camp includes five

different styles of production. Campers make projects utilizing all the awesome


and AUDIO!

Film & Animation Academy: One-Week and Two-Week Filmmaking Workshops for

ages 8 - 17. Academy programs enable campers to create their own animated or live

action shorts. For kids and teens with some previous experience and/or a more

focused, project-oriented spirit. Focus on short film projects using a variety of

techniques. Choose from these production styles:

      STOP MOTION ANIMATED SHORT - Go beyond simple exercises and tell a

complete story involving multiple scenes with stop motion animation.

      LEGO ANIMATION - We make animated shorts using Legos as the

characters to tell a story.

      TV NEWS SPOOF - Our news team creates a unique, funny slant on imaginary

current events.

      CGI ANIMATED SHORT - Use computer-generated imagery to produce your

own animated short.

      CEL ANIMATION - Use traditional cel animation (drawing images) to tell a

short story. Great for artists!

New this year! Special Focus Afternoon Camps in Yu-Gi-Oh and Robotics for ages

8 – 17. In addition to our media production camp programs, this summer we are

launching two new special interest camp programs in Yu-Gi-Oh and Robotics.

YU-GI-OH DUEL ACADEMY: It’s time to duel! Yu-gi-oh card game deck building,

deck strategies, and plenty of dueling! For all levels from beginners to seriously

advanced, traditional and advanced format. Camp Weeks Begin: July 11, July 18,

August 8.

ROBOTICS LEGO LAB: Build working robots and program them to move and speak!

Based on the Legos Mindstorm NXT system. Camp Weeks Begin: July 25, August 1,

August 22

      AGES: 5 - 17

      SCHEDULE: June 27 – August 26, weekly and bi-weekly programs, hours vary

by program:

9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Media Arts Explorer (ages 5-17), weekly

12:30 - 6:00 pm: Afternoon Program (pickup times vary, ages 5-17), weekly

10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Morning Film & Animation Academy (ages 8-17), bi-weekly

1:00 - 5:00 pm: Afternoon Film & Animation Academy (ages 8-17), weekly

1:30 - 4:00 pm: Yu-Gi-Oh and Robotics (ages 8-17), weekly

      FEES: Varies depending on program selected

$195 for one-week Media Arts Camp

$295 for Film/Animation Academy

Afternoon Program fees vary by pickup time

$65 for Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Academy

Multi-week, multi-camp and sibling discounts are available - see registration form.

      CONTACT: Debra Jacoby, (607)272-3580, ,


      Ithaca Montessori School offers an innovative and stimulating summer camp in

a safe and nurturing environment. We have a deep respect for each child as an

individual and follow the guidelines of Montessori philosophy in our approach to

children and their learning experiences. Our goal is to provide each camper with

exciting adventures with creative opportunities for learning.     While forming new

friendships our campers have ample time for play, personal growth and FUN! The

program will take place at 12 Ascot Place, Ithaca.

Tadpoles (18 months – 3 years)

Toddlers will enjoy a wonderful summer program that provides a creative and

imaginative environment ideally designed for these smallest campers. We offer a

safe and nurturing experience in which to explore the world beyond their home.

Children will have the opportunity to be in the specially prepared Montessori toddler

classroom while enjoying individual and group play activities, music and art on a daily

basis. They will experience a healthy balance of outside activity and indoor fun.

Salamanders (3-4 years) & Frogs (5-6 years)

These campers will experience a new theme every other week! The themes will

incorporate crafts, music, movement, and specified weeks will include a field trip.

The afternoons will include outdoor play, sprinklers and fun games.

WEEKS 1 - 3: How Does Your Garden Grow? During this exciting session we will

start a school garden, learn about composting, and sing our favorite gardening songs.

A field trip to the Ithaca Children’s Garden.

WEEK 4 & WEEK 5: Under the Sea How many leagues under the sea? Join us to

learn al about the different layers of the ocean. We will explore ocean themed

books and art projects during this fun-filled session.

WEEK 6 & WEEK 7: Come Fly Away A field trip to the Cornell Ornithology Lab

will help us learn about the birds of New York State. Explore the different sounds,

colors, and sizes of a variety of birds.

WEEK 8 & WEEK 9: Down on the Farm               During this session we’ll explore the

different animals that live on a farm. Learn about local foods and what tastes best

each season as we harvest what was planted in our school garden at the beginning of

the summer. A field trip to Baker’s Acres.

      AGES: Tadpoles: 18 months–3 yrs; Salamanders: 3-4 yrs; Frogs: 5-6 yrs

      SCHEDULE: Tadpoles: Session 1: June 30 – July 29, Session 2: August 1-26.

Salamanders & Frogs:     Week 1: June 30-July 1; Week 2: July 5-8; Week 3: July

11-15; Week 4: July 18-22; Week 5: July 25-29; Week 6: August 1-5; Week 7:

August 8-12; Week 8: August 15-19; Week 9: August 22-26.

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

Full Day Programs: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Before & After camp care available from 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

      FEES: Tadpoles: half day - $825/4-week session, full day - $995/4-week

session. Salamanders & Frogs: half day - $190/week; full day - $225/week.

Before Camp Care: $25/week. After Camp Care: $75/week.

      CONTACT: Pam Weatherby, (607)266-0788 x 22,, for applications


      Our camp provides healthy, engaging, age appropriate activities that allow

children to explore, create, and be in nature.         We believe that the healthy

development of children requires connecting to the natural world and being with one

another through work, play, and artistic activities. Children can expect to participate

in traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, including sewing, painting,

felting, and working with clay. Children will engage in special projects like sing-alongs

and puppet making. They will enjoy cooperative games and relays. There will also be

daily swimming and/or hiking outings to state parks and local swimming areas.

      AGES: Coed, ages 6 – 12

        SCHEDULE: 6 weeks of camp beginning June 20 – July 25; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.,

Monday through Friday.

        FEES: $200 per week

        CONTACT: Erin Fitzgerald, (607)273-5184,


        Basketball sports camp for boys. Camp will provide participants with game

playing time, individual instruction, and the opportunity to hear talks from guest

speakers.    All campers will receive a workout booklet with drills and exercises,

evaluation by coaches, participate in instructional stations and camp games. Camp will

be held on the Syracuse University campus with all games played in the Carrier

Dome.      Participants may be day campers, extended day campers, or resident


        AGES: boys 8 - 18

        SCHEDULE:    Session 1: June 26 - 30, Session 2: July 23 - 27, or Session 3:

July 28 – August 1 (Teams are welcome to attend session 2). Day Camper: 9 a.m. - 5

p.m., Extended Day Camper: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Resident Camper staying at a SU


      FEES:    Day Camper: $365 per session, Extended Day Camper: $435 per

session, Resident Camper: $535 per session.

      CONTACT: SU Basketball Office (315)443–2082 or 1-800-952-2675;


      Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Joint Youth Commission offer fun,

educational and active summer programs for youth currently in or entering middle

school in fall 2011. Priority is given to youth who live in the Town of Ithaca (not

City), and Villages of Lansing and Cayuga Heights. Programs in the past have focused

on a variety of topics such as art, cooking and outdoor exploration. 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.

      JYC will also be offering summer employment opportunities for youth 14 and

up. Call soon to inquire about job opportunities.

      For more information and a registration form for summer program, contact (in

May) Beth Bannister at 272-2292 x225 or or check our website



      Ithaca Karate Harmony with Nature School offers karate and self-defense

camps for youth. With the ancient energy practice of Five Animals Play providing a

five day theme, instructors Kathleen Garrity and Robbie Sanders use stories and

trainings in bo (staff), traditional karate, self-defense and assertiveness skills to

teach children a way of personal empowerment and mutual respect.

      AGES: 6 – 12

      SCHEDULE: (M-F) 8:30 am – noon. Session 1: for all levels, June 27 - July 1;

Session 2: for all levels, July 25 - 29; Session 3: for intermediate students, August

22 - 26.

      FEES: $120/session

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


      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, destination

exploration camp, horse riding camp, bowling, drama camp, tennis, track & field,

reading camp, computer camp, Spanish camp and much more. Specific details are

included on the program registration form and on our web site. Please call with

questions   (607)533-7388      or    email     or


      Variety of day and evening programs will be offered for students in the

Lansing School District entering grades 5 – 9. Weekly themed programs running

June through August, in addition an evening event for families will be included.

Times of sessions vary. Programs meet at various Lansing sites, including Lansing

Middle School. Fees range from $15 - $60. Scholarships are available. Contact

Joshua Higgins, 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

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! Service sites

include: Tompkins County SPCA, Northeast Kids County, Recording a Public Service

Announcement for the radio, West Hill Community Garden, Brookdale Senior Living

and more!

      AGES: 11 - 14

      SCHEDULE: Sessions run for 6 weeks, two mornings per week from July 5-

August 11; 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Choice of Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays

and Thursdays.

      FEES: Free, community service

      CONTACT: Anrielle George, (607) 275 – 0122,

LIONS CAMP BADGER, Empire State Special Needs Experience, Inc.

      Lions Camp Badger, located at 725 LaRue Road, Spencer will operate

residential and day summer programs where campers, with and without disabilities,

will build greater self-awareness, confidence, and independent skills, while providing

their families and caregivers a break from the demands of constant care.

      We offer structured recreational and “experiential learning” camping

programs for youth with special needs and their siblings.       The purpose of our

camping experience is to explore nature, discover their own interests and abilities,

experience new adventures, practice social and life skills, and most important, make

new friends and have fun.

      Activities include, but are not limited to swimming, boating, arts/crafts,

dances, movies, games, sports, etc.       We have handicap-accessible cabins and all

activity buildings are accessible.

      AGES: ages 12 – 26, depends on program chosen

      SCHEDULE: Leadership Experience “Community Connections”: One two-week

session; June 12 – 25 for ages 18 – 26.

Overnight Camp: Five one-week sessions; June 26 – July 30 for ages 15 – 21.

Day Camp: Three one-week sessions; July 11 – 29 for ages 12-21.

      FEES: Varies, contact camp or visit website for details.

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


      Art and nature camp offered by LittleLeaf School, located at 2093 W. Danby

Road, Newfield. Each day the children will partake in art projects, eat a healthy

snack, and enjoy lots of outside play. Most of our day will be spent out of doors!

Each week is limited to 5 children only.

9 a.m.: Arts and Handwork: painting, felting, clay, sewing, woodwork.

10:30 a.m.: Snack provided by the school.

11:00 a.m.: Outside hike, play, and swimming at Treman, Taughannock or Buttermilk

State Parks.

12:30 p.m.: Lunch provided by parents.

1:00 p.m.: Out of doors play!

3:00 p.m.: Pick-up at the park.

       AGES: co-ed, ages 4-10. Limit of 5 children/week.

       SCHEDULE: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Session 1: June 27 – July 1; Session 2: July

4 - 8; Session 3: July 11 - 15.

       FEES:    $200/week ($100 to hold spot, $100 balance due on Monday of the

camp week).

       CONTACT: Priscilla Gibson Reyer, (607) 564–9518,,


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

Overnight Individual Camps: July 17-21

Overnight Father/Son Weekend: July 15-17

Elite Weekend Specialty, Pitchers & Catchers, Hitting Camps: July 15-17

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

Future Mountie: June 13-16, ages 5-7

Baseball, swimming, games, and recreation room.

       FEES:         Call for details

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


      The Salvation Army offers a Music Conservatory to be held at Long Point

Camp, Penn Yan. Private music lessons, arts and crafts, theory instruction, ensemble

playing and electives. Some instruments will be available to use during the


      AGES: Coed, ages 3rd grade and older

      SCHEDULE: July 18 – 24. Enrollment by June 10th.

      FEES: Donations accepted

      CONTACT: Ben Payton, (607)273-2400,


      Summer Day Camp will be held at the Newfield Elementary School, 247 Main

Street.   The camp is open to children who are entering grades 1 - 7. Camp will

feature an assortment of field trips, as well as a variety of special on site activities

and guests. Daily activities range from swimming to sports, to nature and science

experiments, to theatre, to large group games and weekly/daily fun competitions.

Summer 2011 is sure to be a blast! Applications will be available at the Elementary

School or the Town Hall. Applications and $100 deposit are due by May 20th.

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

      SCHEDULE: June 27 through August 5. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. with additional daycare available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at

an additional fee of $3/hour.

      FEES: $425 for one child, $725 for 2 children, and $880 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: Dustin James, (607) 220-3461,


      Summer enrichment programs will be offered for middle school aged youth

(entering grades 6-8 in fall 2011) who live in the Town of Newfield. Programs will

include a variety of subjects to explore each week as well as special trips.

Registration forms will be available mid-May at the Middle School, Newfield Town

Library, Newfield Town Hall, and by contacting Nina Panzer at 272-2292 x226 or


      Summer day camp offered for elementary aged youth to be held at Northeast

Elementary School, 425 Winthrop Drive, Ithaca. Camp will offer swimming at

Taughannock State Park on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There will also be

daily field trips to parks, museums, and many other local attractions. On-site

activities include arts and crafts, sports, games, free play and structured activities.

      AGES: Co-ed, children entering Grades K-5 (ages 5-10)

      SCHEDULE: June 28 – August 19; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      FEES: $175 - $195/week

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


      Outdoor Adventure Club by Common Field, Inc., located at 320 Peruville Road,

Lansing, offers a weekly exploration of our natural environment.         Activities will

include: hiking, camping, nature study, plant and animal identification, natural building

materials and shelter building, nature oriented games, wilderness survival and safety,

fire building, camp cooking, wild edible foods, map and compass, tracking, primitive

weapon and tool making, woodcarving and safety, natural energy experimentation,

natural arts, crafts and music, story telling, canoe and kayak safety, stream

exploration, teamwork, cooperation, and respect for all living things.

      AGES: 5 - 18

      SCHEDULE: June 20 – the week of August 22; Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. -

4:00 p.m.

      FEES: $100 per week (donation)

      CONTACT: Christopher Muka (607)533–3553


      Painted Bar Stables, 4093 Lake Ave., Burdett, offers a one week horseback

riding youth program. This is a family run co-ed program with limited availability for

children 10 -1 5 years old. All riders will be assigned their own horse for the week

and will take two lessons each day: an arena lesson and a trail riding lesson. Once

during the week riders will compete in pony club games!           Because the Stables

specialize in trail riding, all lessons and experiences will be geared towards

encouraging our riders to develop the following skills: walk and trot, relationship

building with their horse, problem solving and dealing with fear, and barn and stable


      AGES: Co-ed, ages 10 - 15

      SCHEDULE: August 29 – September 2; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      FEES: $350; for an additional $50 a photo package is available.

      CONTACT:       Erika Eckstrom, (607)216–8141,,


      Primitive Pursuits, of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, is an

environmental education and nature awareness program focusing on experiential

ecology, primitive skills, and a natural model of community building.

      Our mission is simple: More kids in the woods learning, laughing and exploring!

This year we are proud to offer 10 weeks of amazing summer camp experiences,

expanded locations, times, age ranges and overnight options. Choose from four age-

based categories.

Forest Pre-School NEW!

For ages 4 – 5, Monday – Friday (except where noted), 9 am – 12:30 pm, at 4H Acres

If you believe that children belong outside, and that the tools of imagination are

what build a happy childhood, then welcome to our wooded world. We’ll spend part of

each day 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 will

include areas to explore, forts to play inside and build upon, and puddles in which to

stomp and splash. Space is limited to 10 participants each week.

Week 1: July 5 – 8 (4 days)

Week 2: July 11 – 15

Week 3: July 18 – 22

Week 4: August 1 – 5

Week 5: August 8 – 12

Week 6: August 15 – 19

Summer Day Camps

For ages 6 – 12, Monday–Friday (except where noted), 9 am-3 pm, with free

additional supervision from 8:30-3:30.

“Epic Adventure Day” extended day option is available at the 4H Acres location from

8 am – 4:30 pm daily for an additional fee.

WildCrafting: June 27 – July 1 & August 29 – September 2 @ 4H Acres

Harvesting and crafting the raw materials of the land is the focus this week. Our

hands and creative minds will keep busy as we transform wood, stone, feathers, and

bones with water, fire, and steel. In gratitude for what each unique week has to

offer we’ll eat roots and drink teas that nourish our growth. You will take home

crafts made with seasonally available resources along with stories to last a life time.

Scout Week: July 11–15 & August 15–19 (with optional overnight) @ 4H Acres

Traveling light, finding your edges, coming to your senses, and moving invisibly

through the landscape are skills that belong to the ancient scouts. In these two

weeks we will hone our own skills of self-reliance through challenges and awareness

routines. We will read more deeply into the landscape, camouflage with our

surroundings, learn aidless navigation techniques and practice mastering our skills on

the move.

Primitive Camp: July 18–22 & August 8-12 (with optional overnight) @ 4H Acres

For all those kids who ever scorned using matches! This is your chance to find out

what it would take to replace your gear in a REAL survival situation. We will travel to

uncharted territory and create a new primitive camp from raw materials. Try your

hand at using stone tools, build a rain proof shelter and go home with your own

primitive fire kit.

Hunter-Gatherer: August 1 - 5 & August 22 - 26 @ 4H Acres

Summon the sleeping human within! Reawaken your ancestral self while using the

tools of the ancient hunters: atl-atl, rabbit stick and bow. Explore plant knowledge

through caretaking and harvesting from the field and the forest. This week we will

be joined by special guests who have mastered some of these ancient arts.

Participants may complete a special project, such as a bow or planting stick, under

the guidance of a craftsman.

Wilderness Week: July 5-8 (4 days), July 25–29 & August 22-26 (with optional

overnight) @ Finger Lakes National Forest

Travel with us into the wilderness of the Finger Lakes National Forest. Celebrate

the peak of summer feasting on blueberries, tracking beavers, telling tall tales

around the fires and navigating the boundless resources of this public land. Going

beyond “survival”, this will be a time to learn about caring for our forest while caring

for ourselves.

Trailblazers: August 29 – September 2 (ages 7 - 9 only) @ Cornell Cooperative


On the road with Primitive Pursuits! Picking up the trail of our most popular school

year program, we are once again offering this summer adventure program. Meet

downtown at Cooperative Extension, then we head out to a different wilderness area

each day. Discover uncharted wilderness all around Ithaca that you never knew

existed, while you continue practicing your routines of survival; gathering shelter,

water, fire and food in all kinds of terrain. Limited to 10 participants.

Base Camp: July 5–8 (4 days only) @ 4H Acres

Ready for an epic adventure? Welcome to base camp. This is our foundational primer

for survival and fun. Have you ever carved wood with a knife? Made a fire without

paper or matches? Or built a waterproof shelter entirely out of sticks and leaves?

These and other essential wilderness survival skills will be our focus this week. We’ll

cook on open fires, harvest wild edibles, make rope out of plant fibers, and play our

favorite games. This week all participants will have the option of learning knife-

safety techniques and completing a carving project.

Outpost Camp: July 25 – 29 (with optional overnight) @ Ellis Hollow Community


We are excited to return to Ellis Hollow Community Center to offer a full week of

nature connection and survival skills. Explore the unique natural beauty of the Ellis

Hollow Creek valley with us and practice the art of living! From the routines of

awareness to the challenges of building shelters, making fires and foraging wild food

there will be boundless potential for fun!

Outpost Camp: August 8–12 (with optional overnight) in Danby, location TBA

Join us for our first wilderness survival camp in the forests of Danby. Explore the

woods and the swamps with our experienced staff as they guide you in the ancient

arts of shelter, water, fire & food. Aidless navigation and awareness games will be a

focus as we move about like a pack of coyotes. The great outdoors will be our only

facility, so we’ll learn about personal care in wilderness settings.

Advanced Day Camps

For ages 10 – 14 (youth 10-12 must have completed one week of a Primitive Pursuits

Camp prior to attending Advanced Day Camps), Monday–Friday (except where noted),

9 am-3 pm, with free additional supervision from 8:30-3:30.

“Epic Adventure Day” extended day option is available at the 4H Acres location from

8 am – 4:30 pm daily for an additional fee.

Primitive Archer: June 27 – July 1 @ 4H Acres

Carve your own bow and arrow out of raw materials gathered with your own hands.

This is a workshop for a few dedicated young crafters, with the bulk of each day

spent working your staves with seasoned bowyer, Akiva Silver. You’ll harvest hickory

saplings and tiller them into bows, twist cordage, cut and straighten arrow shafts,

and fletch them with real feathers and natural glue. It is our goal for each

participant to go home with their own primitive archery set. Throughout the week,

you’ll also practice shooting and basic hunting techniques.

Forest Sports: July 18 – 22 (with optional overnight) @ 4H Acres

Experience the thrill of the Games. Travel the world, sharing one of the great

passions of people living closely with the land – sports! With ancient games like stick

ball and stone-age Bocce, to modern twists on capture the flag, Viking game of Kubb

and ladderball you will play hard, and live in the spirit of camaraderie. In our

moments of rest we will carve game sticks and soapstone talismans.

Advanced Scout: August 15 – 19 (with optional overnight) @ 4H Acres

Traveling light, finding your edges, coming to your senses, and moving invisibly

through the landscape are skills that belong to the ancient scouts. This week we will

hone our own skills of self-reliance through challenges and awareness routines. We

will read more deeply into the landscape, camouflage with our surroundings, and

practice mastering survival skills on the move. Joined by special guest instructor

Jason Hamilton to explore aidless navigation techniques used by indigenous cultures

from around the world it’s bound to be an amazing week.

Advanced Foraging: August 22 – 26 (with optional overnight) @ Finger Lakes

National Forest

Meet us in the Finger Lakes National Forest for a week of hardcore foraging. This is

a prime spot and time for harvesting wild plants and fruits. Blueberries,

elderberries, blackberries, cattails, apples and plums are just a start to our long list

of quarry. Food preparation, preservation and different cooking techniques will be

explored throughout the week. If you are interested in surviving off the land and

gathering your own food from the wild, then we hope to see you there!

Jedi Camp: August 1 – 5 (with optional overnight) @ 4H Acres

Intense intuition, a focused mind, and challenging one’s physical endurance are the

traditions of the Jedi. The elementals of nature will guide us as we balance across

the stream of our consciousness, blindfolded at times – but always on point. We’ll

warm up each day with the martial arts; physical and mental awareness routines that

prepare us for our days of excruciating challenges and unforgettable journeys on our

way down the Jedi’s path.

Advanced Primitive: August 8 – 12 (with optional overnight) @ 4H Acres

Journey to our new primitive outpost camp for an advanced immersion in wilderness

living. In addition to helping prepare our village for an overnight campout, you’ll be

harvesting meals from the wild, and making tools to take home – stone blades,

containers, fire kits and more.

Advanced Trailblazers: July 5-8 & August 29–September 2 @ Cornell

Cooperative Extension

On the road with Primitive Pursuits! Picking up the trail of our most popular school

year program, we are once again offering this summer adventure program. Meet

downtown at Cooperative Extension, then we head out to a different wilderness area

each day. Discover uncharted wilderness all around Ithaca that you never knew

existed, while you continue practicing your routines of survival; gathering shelter,

water fire and food in all kinds of terrain. Limited to 10 participants.

Adventure Trek

For ages 13 – 17; 4 days, 3 nights!

Scout Trek: July 12 – 15, Overnight Trip @ 4H Acres

Want to spend three nights in a row under the stars this summer? Traveling light

we'll explore hundreds of acres of beautiful forest building and disappearing camps

as we go. Like the ancient scouts we will seek to push beyond our edges, come to our

senses, and practice moving invisibly through the landscape. Some of the skills we

will practice in depth this week include the art of making fire without matches,

advanced levels of primitive navigation and barefoot challenges. Join life off the

beaten trail where our tracks blend with the wild ones.

FEES: Our programs are based on a self-determined sliding scale fee. Choose any

amount on the scale you would like. All funds received over the minimum will go to our

scholarship fund allowing families to attend who otherwise could not.

Forest Pre-School (Growing Wild): 5 day weeks $175-$225, 4 day week $140-$190

Summer Day Camps: 5 day weeks $225-$325, 4 day week $195-$295

Advanced Day Camps: 5 day weeks $225-$325, 4 day week $195-$295

Adventure Treks: 4 day, three nights $225-$325, 4 day week $330 - $430

Overnights: Add $75

Epic Adventure Extended Day Option: add $45 per family, per week

Transportation: (for trailblazers only) add $20 per participant

CONTACT:      To register online or for more information visit our website at

You may also reach us by calling or visiting us at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615

Willow Ave., (607)272-2292, ext. 195, or email


      Learn to Row classes offered through the Cascadilla Boat Club are a fun and

fast-paced introduction to the sport of rowing. This course is geared for the new-

comer and will teach all aspects of the sport, including: basic boating and water-

related safety, instruction in proper rowing technique, and lots of rowing on the

water. No prior rowing, boating or athletic experience is necessary. Class will meet

at Cascadilla Boat House, Stewart Park, Ithaca.

      AGES: youth entering Grades 8 – 12 in the fall of 2011

      SCHEDULE: Session 1: June 27 – July 8; Session 2: July 11 – 22; Session 3:

July 25 - August 5, Session 4: August 8 – 19. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

      FEES: $120/session or $100/session when you sign up for two or more. Full

and partial scholarships are available to cover fee.

      CONTACT: Drew Tennant, (614)316–3502,


      Strong Mind, Strong Heart, Strong Discipline: three principles of Seishi

Karate. Up to eight weeks of summer camp activities and fun.         Activities include

instruction sessions of traditional Seishi Karate, Taiko drums, Yoga, Meditation,

support practice of baseball, basketball, water games, swimming, volleyball, archery,

group games, field trips and more. Open to boys and girls 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15

years old. Located at 989 Dryden Road, Rt. 366, Ithaca. Camp dates of June 27-

August 19, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; 8 a.m. early drop off and late pick up until 5 p.m. Early

Bird Specials before May 17th, call for details. Contact Hanshi O. Lane or Kyoshi M.

Wilson    at    (607)277-1047,    Visit     our   website for more information. FEES: $170/week; $475 for 4 weeks;

$820 for 8 weeks. Scholarships available, call for details.


      SewGreen, located at 112 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, will offer half-day or

full-day sewing classes for kids. Children will learn or improve their sewing skills,

including using a sewing machine, and making a variety of items to enjoy or wear.

Teaching is at a pace every kid can follow and there is plenty of creative “me time”.

Class give kids the opportunities to excel in a comfortable and diverse


      AGES: 8 - 12

      SCHEDULE: Half-day: June 27 – 30; mornings 9 a.m. – noon (early drop-off

at 8 a.m.) or afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. (late pick-up by 5 p.m.).

Full-days: August 22 – 25 or August 29 – Sept 1; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with early drop-off

at 8 a.m. and late pick-up by 4 p.m.)

       FEES: Half-day series: $120; enroll by June 10, pay by June 17.

Full-day series: $240/week; enroll by August 12, pay by August 19. Scholarships

available, call for details.

       CONTACT: Wendy Skinner, (607)319–4106,,


       SewGreen, located at 112 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, will offer a day program

for fashion apprenticeships and job training. This six-week program is an intensive

learning and job skills opportunity for young people with a strong interest in

sewing, fashion design, fashion drawing, and clothing construction. Participants

also learn about basic job skills and take on daily responsibilities in a welcoming and

diverse environment where making new friends is easy. Open to residents of

Ithaca and Tompkins County. To register you must provide: applicant name, age,

address, school, contact information for applicant and guardian, plus 2 references.

An interview is required.

       AGES: 14 - 19

      SCHEDULE: July 11 – August 18; Monday through Thursday, noon – 5 p.m.

Enroll by June 24.

      FEES: None; participants attend for free or are paid. Qualified participants

may apply for placement through a youth job subsidy program at Ithaca Youth

Bureau, JobLink, The Learning Web, or others.

      CONTACT: Autumn Newell, (607)319–4106,,


      Southside Community Center, located at 305 S. Plain Street, Ithaca, will

offer a day camp for youth ages 5 - 11. Campers will experience a summer of fun

including daily indoor/outdoor activities, swimming, field trips, nature-based

activities at Cayuga Nature Center and the Floating Classroom. There is a limited

amount of space, register early.

      AGES: 5 - 11

      SCHEDULE: July 5 – August 19; noon – 5:30 p.m.

      FEES: $225, which includes a $25 registration fee.

        CONTACT: Kirtrina Baxter, Program Manager, (607)273–4190,


        Explore! Learn! Create! Sign up for a single week session or the entire four

weeks! Campers will explore different mediums while learning about famous artists.

A finished masterpiece on canvas will be brought home at the end of each week.

Campers will be guided by trained staff and enjoy activities to inspire their

imagination! All materials and canvases will be supplied. Lessons planned will

include: still life with acrylics, collage with found art, cubism, vintage photography

using a pinhole camera, and impressionism with a focus on time of day.

        AGES: 3 - 6

        SCHEDULE: July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22; July 25 – 29; August 1 – 5. 9 a.m. –


        FEES: $125/week.

        CONTACT: (607)351–9533,,


      The McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland is pleased to announce a full week,

full day summer camp. Each week will feature a different theme. All campers will

have multiple activity periods, a weekly arts and craft project and allotted time

for outdoor play. Weekly themes include: Wild and Crazy Kids, Outdoor

Adventurers, and MAC Olympics. For a full list of themes and weeks offered

check us out at

      AGES: boys and girls, 5 - 12

      SCHEDULE: Ten weekly sessions, Monday – Friday, beginning the week of

June 27; 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

      FEES: $125/week by April 26th or $140/week after that date.

      CONTACT: Janice Meyer, Child Care Coordinator, (607)753–8100, ,


      The SUNY Cortland Summer Sports School, held on the campus of SUNY

Cortland, offers a wide variety of summer sports camps for youth ages 6 - 18.

June 26 - 30       Boys/Girls Swimming & Diving
June 26 – 29       Girls Lacrosse
June 30 - July 3   Boys Elite Soccer Camp
July 6 - 9         Girls Field Hockey
July 11 – 14       Boys Lacrosse
July 11 – 15       Boys/Girls Basketball
July 17 - 21       Girls Volleyball #1
July 17 - 20       Girls Soccer
July 17 – 21       Boys/Girls Track and Field
July 24 – 28       Girls Volleyball #2
July 25 - 28       Baseball #1 (ages 6-11)
August 1 - 4       Baseball #2 (ages 12-18)

      FEES: Resident Camp: $270-$399, Commuter Camp: $230- $300, Day Camp:

$165-$175, varies depending on specific sport chosen, check website for more


      CONTACT: (607)753-4923,


      TC3 will offer a week-long basketball camp for both boys and girls on the

Main Campus, 170 North Street, Dryden.         Camp includes demonstrations and

presentations throughout the week by college coaches and athletes. Campers will

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.

      AGES: boys and girls, 10-16

      SCHEDULE: July 11 - 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Late pickup service available.

      FEES: $150

      CONTACT: Mick McDaniel, Director, TC3 Sports Camps (607)844–8222,

x4492. Registration forms available at


      TC3 will offer a week-long lacrosse camp for boys on the Main Campus, 170

North Street, Dryden.        Camp includes demonstrations and presentations

throughout the week by college coaches and athletes. Campers will 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.

      AGES: boys, 8-15

      SCHEDULE: August 8 - 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Late pickup service available.

      FEES: $150

      CONTACT: Mick McDaniel, Director, TC3 Sports Camps (607)844–8222,

x4492. Registration forms available at


      TC3 will offer a week-long soccer camp for both boys and girls on the Main

Campus, 170 North Street, Dryden.            Camp includes demonstrations and

presentations throughout the week by college coaches and athletes. Campers will

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.

      AGES: boys and girls, 6-13

      SCHEDULE: July 18 - 22; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Late pickup service available.

      FEES: $150

      CONTACT: Mick McDaniel, Director, TC3 Sports Camps (607)844–8222,

x4492. Registration forms available at


      TC3 will offer a mini camp for girls on the Main Campus, 170 North Street,

Dryden. Camp includes demonstrations and presentations throughout the week by

college coaches and athletes.    Campers will 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.

      AGES: girls, 10-18

      SCHEDULE: July 6, 7, & 8, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Late pickup service available.

      FEES: $90

      CONTACT: Mick McDaniel, Director, TC3 Sports Camps (607)844–8222,

x4492. Registration forms available at


      Offering a 6-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 27 - August 5.

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

Supervised Lunch (At Trumansburg Middle School) 11:30-12:30 p.m. (must attend

both playschool and swim program).

PM Swim Program (Taughannock Falls State Park) Bus leaves, from the Middle

School, at 12:30 and returns at 3:00 p.m.

      FEES: All fees are for all 6 weeks. Village/Town residents and Tburg School


Playschool only-$85; Swim Bus only - $80; Both -$155

All others:

Playschool only-$95; Swim Bus only - $90; Both -$175

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

There are a limited amount of scholarships available, must apply before June 19.

Before and After Camp care will be available; please check after April 12 for rates

and details.

      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. Past programs include Rocketry, Got Bait!, CSA Cooking, and Introduction to

Geocaching. For more information about summer programs, contact Nancy Irish at

(607)387-4910 or



      Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Services and Cornell Cooperative Extension of

Tompkins County offer fun, educational summer programs to youth who live within

the Trumansburg school district. Limited job placements in the community will be

available with preference to first-time applicants with no previous experience.

Applicants must be at least 14 years of age, have had a physical within the past year,

and have a work permit (can be attained through the school nurse).

      Summer Squad, a fun employment training and community service program, is

also scheduled to take place for youth aged 14 – 18.

      For more information or to request an application, contact Carissa Mann

Parlato at (607)387-4910,, or visit the Cooperative Extension

website at to

download applications and registration forms.

Y.M.C.A. (of Ithaca and Tompkins County) CAMP ADVENTURE

       Camp is located at the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County, Graham Road

West, Ithaca. Registration takes place at the YMCA.

Full-day Camp

       The Camp Adventure mission is to create experiences for your child in diverse

areas to enhance children’s creative nature, foster an awareness of natural

surroundings, and develop a positive self esteem while interacting with other

children and staff in a recreational camp setting.

       Activities include the basics of swimming, arts and crafts, nature and sports.

Camp Adventure goes further for your child by using games, special community

guests, character development activities and daylong excursions to area natural

surroundings for outdoor education to give a child memorable experiences that will

last a lifetime!

       Weekly themes include: World Summer, Everyday Hero Week, Wet & Wild, Y-

Go Green, I Love New York, You’re the Star Week, The Air Up There,

Gamesapalooza, and Camp Rewind.

       AGES: Co-ed 5 – 12

       SCHEDULE: One-week sessions June 27 - August 26; 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

       FEES: $145/wk for members, $225/wk for non-members. Scholarships are

available. Full payment due at time of registration.

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

Y.M.C.A. (of Ithaca and Tompkins County) COUNSELOR in TRAINING (CIT)


       This program is designed for teens 13-17 year olds. The program will train

teens to become outstanding counselors and improve their abilities to create

memorable moments for youth that attend the camps. Training will include time

management, nutrition for youth, sports and games, nature study, creative design,

and safety and security. Successful completion of program offers additional

benefits    including…   certificate   of   completion,   recommendation   letter,   and

recognition of volunteer hours for school or organizations.

       CIT program runs in two week sessions and is limited to 8 teens for intensive

skill building.

      AGES: 13 – 17

      SCHEDULE: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Session 1: June 27 – July 8 (no training on July 4)

Session 2: July 11 – 22

Session 3: July 25 – August 5

Session 4: August 8 - 19

      FEES: $180 for members, $255 for non-members.

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

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

      The YMCA of Greater Rochester will be offering a Day Camp where fun and

adventure await your child each day.      Camp is located Route 54, Penn Yan. Day

campers participate in a variety of water front and land activities each day.

Activities may include swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, field games,

athletics, archery, arts and crafts, climbing tower, zip line, nature, music, drama, and

much more.

      AGES: 5 – 13

      SCHEDULE: Nine one-week sessions beginning June 27 – August 26. 9:00 a.m.

– 4:00 p.m., with extended hours available as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. at

no additional charge.

      FEES: $140/wk. Financial aid is available, call or visit online for details. $25

deposit due with registration; balance due 30 days prior to camper’s arrival.

      CONTACT: Michele Rowcliffe, (585)325-2889 or (585)263-4240,,

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

      The YMCA of Greater Rochester will be offering an overnight camp with

specialty camps available. Camp Cory is located on Keuka Lake, just one hour from

Ithaca.   All campers may choose to participate in swimming, canoeing, kayaking,

archery, arts and crafts, rock climbing, zip line, high and low ropes course, nature,

music and drama, athletics, and more. Specialty camps for sailing, waterskiing, golf,

and field archery.

      AGES: Co-ed 7 – 17

      SCHEDULE: Eight one-week sessions running Sunday through Saturday; first

session begins on June 26.

      FEES: $600 - 675/wk.       Financial aid is available.   Deposit due at time of

registration; balance due 30 days prior to camper’s arrival.

      CONTACT: Michele Rowcliffe, (585)325-2889 or (585)263-4240,,