STEM, 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 & MuseumBest Summer Ever with GCV&M Summer Camps!
Give your child the gift of learning and fun across the wide-open spaces of the GCV&M Historic Village, Nature Center, and the John L. Wehle Art Gallery. Campers at GCV&M Summer Camps can experience 19th-century crafts, trades, and games; explore nature up close and get out on the trails; or discover the Museum from a creative point of view and create one-of-a-kind works of art.
Dozens of weekly day camp classes to choose from starting July 11, 2022. Half-day options for ages 4-6 and full-day options for ages 4-15. Camp bus available daily with convenient Rochester stops. Healthy lunch options available. Plus, before and after care is available from 8 – 10 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. Register now, and don't forget - there is a 10% discount for GCV&M Members!
RMSC (Rochester Museum & Science Center)Explore Summer Camps at RMSC
Stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science fun with summer camps at the RMSC!
Join us for a summer of science, discovery, and messy experiments. We’ve got eight week-long sessions of Curiosity Camp, with diverse offerings for ages 2-15. Your kids can discover superhero science, cook up a storm (and an experiment) in the kitchen, and engineer a toy (or a tower or a technological innovation). With summer camps available at the RMSC Museum & Science Center and the RMSC Cumming Nature Center, you’re sure to find something that piques your child’s interests!
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 1 through August 21 with four preschool camps and over 30 school-age camps to choose from. This year’s themes range from Mystery Creatures and ZooTeens in Training to Science Gone Wild and Animals in Art. 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 Summer Camp at Nazareth University
From magical wizardry to exciting hands-on experiments, the offerings in this summer's Science Camps at Nazareth University are sure to capture the imaginations of budding young scientists from around the region. 2023 Camps include: *July 5-8* Magic of Harry Potter (Ages 6-13), July 11-15 Magic of Harry Potter (Ages 8-16), July 18-22 Mystery at Hogwarts (Ages 8-13), July 26-30 Help Harry Potter Save the Planet (Ages 8-13).
Camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and costs $370/week (*$300* for week 1, 4-day camp). Click here for information or to register.
Lollypop Farm Summer Camp
Lollypop Farm is excited to offer Summer Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Your child will have fun making new friends, playing games, and learning more about the animals they love! Children will learn about exciting careers in animal welfare at Future Vet Camp or explore daily life at an animal shelter and farm in Animal Ed-Venture Camp. In-person and virtual learning opportunities available.
A Summer of Discovery at Allendale Columbia School
Enjoy all that AC’s 33-acre campus has to offer this summer with our 6-week, in-person AC Day Camp or “choose your own adventure” and mix and match your summer fun through our weekly in-person programs. Our camps, open to children and teens ages 4-18, include outdoor learning, sports, music, art, science, and more! Join us for the summer or pop in for a week, the choice is yours!
Learn more and register at AC Summer Programs or contact Mike Taillie at email@example.com or 585-641-5263.
IMACS - Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science
Make summer count! At IMACS, we've been combining serious academic benefits with fun and excitement for three decades with our carefully crafted classes and expertly trained instructors. This summer's STEM camp, which is completely online, immerses students in fun-filled academic pursuits: Logic Puzzles, Coding, and university-level classes in Computer Science and Logic for Mathematics. These online classes are fun, interactive, and instructor-led. Weekly sessions run Monday through Friday. In just one week, children substantially explore and expand their intellectual world and develop a confidence rooted in genuine advancement of their reasoning skills. Sign up today to begin giving your child the IMACS Advantage!
The nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program is open for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. This inspiring, weeklong summer experience provides opportunities for open-ended, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! The all-new 2023 program will spark the imagination of both new and returning campers with an adventure full of inspiration, innovation and unforgettable discoveries! During this action-packed, confidence-boosting program, young innovators design and build their own mini skate park and customize their mini skateboard; transform a robot into a one-of-a-kind stuffie while exploring genetics; launch their own pop-up business; and more! Early registration discounts are available!
Register using LOCAL25 by 3/30 to save $25 off or LOCAL15 by 5/17 to save $15 off the registration fee. Availability is limited, so visit invent.org/local or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
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Brooklyn Robot FoundryMake it a summer of creativity and fun with Brooklyn Robot Foundry Rochester!
Each week of our popular Summer Circuits program features a cool theme, with special robot projects, crafts, games, outside time, and more awesomeness. Yes, kids will learn about circuitry and other STEAM-tastic wonders, but most of all they'll get silly and have a great time! Pick one theme or try them all - each day kids will get to build a new super cool robot and take it home with them for more fun!
These fun-filled days run from 9-3pm and are open to kids 6-12 years old.