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Camp Eastside- School Age Camp


1835 Fairport Nine-Mile Point Road
Penfield, NY, 14526
United States


9am-4pm (before and after care available)
YMCA Member $213 Program Member $274


6-8 years 9-12 years Teenagers
Contact name: 
Patrick Dugan
Email address: 
Day Camp provides campers with the traditional experience. They will enjoy all that Camp Eastside has to offer while focusing on making friends, teamwork, and of course, fun! Our structured day ensures that campers will get a chance to try new things as well as enjoy all of their camp favorites. Traditional camp hours are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. AM and PM care are available at no additional charge.

Unit Ages:

Salamanders are campers entering grades 1-2

Lizards are campers entering grades 3-4

Dragons are campers entering grades 5-7

Leaders In Training (LIT) are ages 13 and 14
Counselors In Training (CIT) are 15 years in age



Session Dates and themes:

Session 1: June 25-June 29 Olympics Week

Session 2: July 2-July 6* Around the World 

Session 3: July 9-July 13 Eastside’s Got Talent [Seabreeze Field Trip]

Session 4: July 16-July 2Campers VS Counselors

Session 5: July 23-July 29 Rodeo Gold Round-up [OVERNIGHT!]

Session 6:  July 30-August 3 Color Wars

Session 7: August 6-August 10 Game Craze [Seabreeze Field Trip]

Session 8: August 13-August 17 Jar Wars– Human Question Mark

Session 9: August 20-August 24 Pirates of Eastside

Session 10: August 27-August 31 Camp Rewind!



Home base:

Day camp and specialty camps take place in the back camp grounds– look for the ‘Welcome to Camp Eastside’ sign! We are lucky to have the amenities of the branch at our fingertips but the luxury of being able to enjoy open fields, outdoor sports courts, and wooded hiking trails.
Campers will store bags, lunches and beat the heat and wet weather in the their designated areas.  We have two fully enclosed shelters: both with two bathrooms and drinking fountains. Dragons will use the open-air pavilion as their home base throughout the week.



Specialty Activities:

Campers will rotate to each of the areas over the course of the week–

  • Craft: Campers will create crafts that will hang on your refrigerator or be showcased on the mantel for months to come.
  • Outdoor Adventure: Learn outdoor living skills, stewardship, and animal tracking and insect finding (all bugs will remain at camp).
  • Rock Wall: Our indoor and outdoor rock walls offer campers the opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone and gain confidence.
  • Archery: We begin the basics teaching a traditional recurve discipline.
  • Friday Theme Days: Each Friday a large event will happen based on the theme. We do offer two Friday field trips throughout the summer.



Typical Day:

  • Swimming daily. Our indoor aquatics area means we’ll never get rained out of swimming. All campers must pass a “deep end” swim test to be able to swim in the deep end or without a life jacket.  Each swim period will begin with a 30 minute swim lesson.
  • Group based programming is designed to expose campers to a variety of traditional camping activities. Counselors will plan theme based activities that include crafts, large group games, STEM, creative thinking, and more.
  • Unit time. As the day wraps down each unit will huddle up and spend time bonding as a larger group.




YMCA Member $213

Program Member $274

AM care [7:00-9:00] and PM [4-6] are available at no additional charge.