Friday, April 28, 2017

New York Summer Camps

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It's almost that time of year again! Time for the fun and adventure of summer camp. If you're interested in New York-based locations, you and your kids have tons of great choices. Here are just a few to consider.

University of Buffalo Summer Camp (Buffalo, NY)
UB offers academic and recreational programs for children and teens. These camps and programs are held at UB and are open to all children of faculty, staff, returning families and the community.

Autism & ADHD Summer Camps (Getzville, NY)
TWO specialized summer programs for children with autism and ADHD with a new location for 2017 - Willow Ridge Elementary School, 480 Willow Ridge in Amherst, NY.  Plenty of green space for outdoor sports and activities, a great playground, state-of-the-art computer lab and more!

YMCA Summer Camps (Buffalo, NY)

YMCA Summer Camps (Rochester, NY)

Erie Boces I Summer Camps for Middle School Kids (Cheektowaga, NY)
For Campers Entering Grades 6 - 9.  Campers attend 4 different courses each day throughout the week and include 7 Hour Movie Challenge, Airbrush Adventures, Animal Exploration, Camp Culinary, Express Yourself, Fashion Forward, Fun with Cake Decor, Junior Police Academy, Minecraft Madness, Pipe Dreams, Sports Conditioning and Sports Science, and Video Game Design.

Buffalo Summer Camps (Buffalo, NY)
Extensive list of summer camps throughout Buffalo!

Rochester Summer Camps (Rochester, NY)
Extensive list of summer camps throughout Rochester!

Shibley Day Camp (Roslyn, NY)
Shibley is a co-ed day camp for kids 3 to 13. There's a separate camp facility for children up to age six. The camp features four heated swimming pools (with everyday free swim and Red Cross-approved swim instruction), an amphitheater for performing arts enthusiasts, sports courts such as tennis and basketball and much more. The goal of the camp is to help kids gain new skills and increase their level of self-confidence.

Frost Valley YMCA Camp (Claryville, NY)
Frost Valley YMCA Camp has been welcoming campers (ages 7 to 16) since 1901. Choose from one, two or four week stays. This is a traditional co-ed summer camp with all of the fun activities that go along with it. Frost Valley offers four separate sessions, which start during the beginning of June and end the third week of August.

Pok-O-MacCready Camp (Willsboro, NY)
Located in the Adirondack Mountains, this family-owned camp offers over 35 activities and a great camping experience for kids between the age of six and 16. These activities include things like swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, hiking, creative arts, sailing and more. If your kids are more into traditional sports, there's everything from a street hockey complex to basketball courts to baseball and almost anything in between. Two, three, four and seven week sessions are available.

Digital Media Academy: STEM Summer Camp
Technology camps continue to be all the rage. There are three New York-based locations of the Digital Media Academy, all located on prestigious university campuses... Concordia College, Marymount Manhattan and New York University. Kids between the ages of six and 17 will love all of the techie learning opportunities presented to them. Subjects include robotics, digital photography and filmmaking, computer programming, video game development, animation and website design, just to name a few!

Camp Ramapo (Rhinebeck, NY)
Camp Ramapo, established in 1922, is a fun, summer sleep-away camp for kids with all types of learning challenges. This includes children on the autism spectrum. There are scads of activities for campers to participate in. Everything from exploring nature to playing chess to swimming and boating to arts and crafts and more. Providing a counselor/camper ratio of 1:1, parents can rest assured that their children are learning new skills and having fun and a therapeutic environment. These counselors bring their knowledge from many different  fields such as social work, psychology and special education.

Memories and many friendships made at summer camp stay with children forever. Now is the perfect time to talk to your kids and narrow down your choices. Whether they enjoy sports, arts and drama, computers, a traditional camping experience or almost anything in between, there's probably an available option. Special-needs camps are also readily available and waiting for your child to get in on all of the fun.

If you have any Summer Camps to recommend, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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