STEM, Nature, History, and Culture Camps in Greater Rochester, NY
Camps that make you think!
Greater Rochester is dedicated to educational experiences for our kids that are also FUN! The following are camps that have elected to be featured on this page, and below it are additional camps of which we at KidsOutAndAbout.com are aware. Know of more? Let us know!
Genesee Country Village & Museum
The Best Summer Camps in History are at the Genesee Country Village & Museum! Summer Sampler camps recreate 19th-century life through activities and games--pioneering, reenacting, help with the animals on the farm, bake sweet 19th-century confections, make crafts, barter at the general store and more--and campers can wear 19th-century costumes for the week! Earth Camps discover the great big world of outdoors--science experiments, croquet, explore the woodlands, build a fort, go fishing and study bugs. Ages 4-16, weekly July 9-Aug 17 (half-day adventures available for children ages 4-6). FREE morning/afternoon extended care daily. Early Bird discount through April 30. Low cost, round trip, supervised camp busing from two convenient Rochester locations–perfect for busy families! Click here to learn more and register now.
Rochester Museum & Science CenterThe RMSC's Summer Curiosity Camps 2018
Young minds ages 2-15 will discover science as a fun & creative way to explore the wonders of our world—with Summer Curiosity Camps! With experienced educators, a museum filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits to explore, and new camp topics at every age level Curiosity Camps 2018, has more to offer than ever before. Curiosity campers have exclusive access to the best of RMSC-from exhibits to explore, Wildlife Rockstars to meet, Live Science & Electricity Theater to experience and star shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium to see, this summer is sure to be unforgettable! Members receive $20 off Full Day Camps, $10 Off Almost Camps and $5 off Mini Camps. Register today! or call 585.697.1942.
Seneca Park ZooConnect with the natural world at ZooCamp
There’s a summer ZooCamp for every curious kid interested in exploring the natural world around them. Summer ZooCamps are one week long and run from June 3 through August 23, with four preschool camps and over 30 school-age camps to choose form. This year’s themes range from Zoo Mythbusters and Naturalists in Training to Animal Grossology and ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigation. Parents can count on campers coming home bursting with new knowledge and excitement, and a daily email newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the fun and learning.
Half-day options are available for campers ages 5 through 9, with before and after care also available for school-age campers. Zoo members receive discounted registration. Visit senecaparkzoo.org/summercamp for more information and to register.
Mountain High Adventure Camps
An outdoor adventure program designed for 7-to-16-year-old boys and girls which includes camping, bicycling, mountain climbing (hiking), rock climbing, canoeing, and much more, under the direction of a fully trained, experienced and qualified program director and his staff. It is based out of 45 Britton Rd., Rochester, New York.
Science Camps at Nazareth CollegeFrom magical wizardry to exciting hands-on experiments, the offerings in this summer's Science Camps at Nazareth College are sure to capture the imaginations of budding young scientists from around the region.
Camps for 2019 include: Superhero Science Harry Potter Magic (July 8-12 and again July 22—26), and CSI: Mystery at Hogwarts! (July 15-19), Superhero Sciece (July 29-Aug 2) and a new Master Harry Potter Camp (July 22-26) . Harry Potter Magis and Superhero Camps are for campers 6-13, CSI camp is for campers 8-13 and the new Master Class is for experiences campers 11-15. Camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and cost $350 for the 1-week camp. Check out our web site for more details.
SummerWrite at Writers & Books
Every summer, Writers & Books offers one-week-long half-day and full-day camps for creative young readers and writers ages 5-18. Our programs support the basic reading and writing skills students learn in school, but they also reach further, tapping into creativity and inspiration, as young people learn to discover their own passions and develop their own voices. Our camps are led by experienced teaching artists, each of whom are accomplished writers, performers, and artists in their own right, who also have a talent for bringing out the best from creative young minds. Click here for information and our extensive summer catalog.
EarthWorks Institute’s summer programs encourage healthy growth of minds and bodies through wilderness skills, team building practices, and survival activities. We’re now entering our fourth year of inspiring students to discover independence and develop the confidence to explore nature in a safe, meaningful, way with skills like animal tracking, shelter building, wild plant ID, friction fire-making, forest games, awareness challenges, and more.
A little adventure goes a long way! Our programs range from ages 6-15, with aftercare options available. Join the many families in the Rochester community who have shared the experience and found their adventure at www.earthworksinst.org
Mad Science of Western New York
Become a junior chemist! Learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results. Mad Science camps are FUN, INTERACTIVE and HANDS-ON! Each day is filled with exciting experiments and eye-popping demonstrations. Campers will learn to love science as they discover the basics of science. Campers will receive take-homes daily so they can continue to learn and have fun at home. Take-home projects may include: thermo-color cup, slippery slime and a reaction tube kit more!
2018 Half-Day Camp 1: Aug 13-17 (9am-noon); Half-Day Camp 2: Aug 20-24 (9am-noon).