Virtual Camp Fair 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Camp Fair for the greater Rochester, NY area! 60 camp experiences are outlined below, with a quick links at the top for easy access.
A Magical Journey Thru Stages3rd Floor, Auditorium Center, downtown Rochester
A Magical Journey Thru Stages creates fun, high-quality youth theater. Summer 2020 camps include: Moana, Jr. for students entering grade 4 - 8 (Monday - Friday, 9 - 4pm w/ free wrap-around till 5pm); All Shook Up for students entering grade 1-5 (half day 2-week Show Camp 9 - 12 noon), Spamalot for kids entering grades 6 - 10 (Monday - Friday, 9 - 4pm w/ free wrap-around till 5pm), and The Addams Family for students entering 7 - 12 (Monday - Friday, 9 - 4pm w/ free wrap-around till 5pm). Also offered are four theater workshops, for students entering grades 1-12. Please see http://www.mjtstages.com/summer-camps for more details.
Bach to Rock Summer Music Camps
Sign up for Bach to Rock’s Rock Star Camps each week all summer long for all ages and levels! This will be the most fun that your child has all summer. We offer Rock Band (ages 7+), Glee Club (ages 6+), Rock City World Tour (ages 4-7), Beat Refinery DJ Camp (ages 10+) and Recording Arts/Pro-Tools (ages 10+) camps. Our camps are designed for students to work with our highly qualified teachers to learn how to play their instrument of choice, develop a band, learn to play songs they love and create their own songs if they choose. Each weekly camp culminates in a performance for friends/family in our performance room and an opportunity to record in our studio. Full or half day camps are available. No experience necessary.
Best Foot Forward
Best Foot Forward offers campers ages 4 to 12 the opportunity to learn dance in the musical style as well as group choreography. They'll also be introduced to proper vocal technique while learning music from each show, do acting exercises, and memorize dialogue in preparation for a performance at the end of the camp session. Shows include The Little Mermaid and Cinderella, and camp meets Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2:30 pm at the Best Foot Forward Studio across from Eastview Mall in Cobblestone Court.
Partnering with families to develop confident, independent, well-rounded children, Camp Cherith WNY is a Christian sleep-away camp for girls and boys ages 7-17 located one hour south of Rochester. Intentionally focused on developing relationships, your children will unplug and enjoy unique outdoor experiences. Bible study and camper-chosen skill-based activities (such as swimming, archery, horsemanship) or interest centered activities (such as crafts, drama, nature study) are age-appropriate and designed around individual campers. Camp Cherith welcomes you to our OPEN HOUSE June 6, 2020 and to check us out at www.campcherithwny.org for more information.
Camp Stella Maris
Located 30 minutes south of Rochester, Camp Stella Maris has been a home away from home for campers to try new and exciting things, challenge themselves, and make friends that will last a lifetime. Campers unplug for the week and experience the excitement of an entire summer in just six days! Our overnight campers sleep in one of our 21 cabins while Day Campers share the facilities during the day. Shaving cream wars, mudslides, and campfires are some CSM classics that campers are sure to love. Visit www.CampStellaMaris.org for more information or to register today!
Camp Tiger(formerly Kids on Campus)
Camp Tiger, formerly known as Kids on Campus, is a summer day camp based on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). Hosted at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Camp Tiger caters to enthusiastic, hands-on learners in grades 3 through 12. We offer 1- and 2-week long workshops over a period of four weeks. Workshop topics align with areas that RIT excels at – including engineering, coding, science, game design, 3D modeling, Maker activities, business, interior design, and the arts. Camp Tiger costs include project-based instruction, family-style lunch in an RIT dining hall, supervised social interaction, and t-shirts to wear throughout camp.
Camp Whitman is situated on 117-acres on the shores of beautiful Seneca Lake. During our week-long residential camp program campers swim in our sparkling pool, boat on the lake, make new friends, experience living in the outdoors, gain independence, and explore their faith in a warm, caring Christian community. Our small community allows for each camper to have plenty of individual attention and care. We have a 2-night program for children ages 6-8, one and two week programs for youth ages 9 to 16 as well as specialized programs for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.
Charles Finney School
Summer fun in Penfield at The Charles Finney School! Learn the fundamentals or refine your skills at a variety of summer camps, no prior experience required. You can register for volleyball, soccer, basketball and theater camp with each camp running a week long program. Camps are open to range of ages, skill sets, Finney students AND NON-FINNEY students. Sports camp participants will receive giveaways such as t-shirts, water bottles, soccer ball or basketball.
Code Ninjas, Pittsford
Code Ninjas offers fun and rewarding coding camps for kids ages 7-14.
Half-day and fully-day camps are available in a variety of topics, including:
- GAME BUILDERS' CLUB Build your very own video games from the ground up, using your artwork (or ours) combined with the power of coding!
- MINECRAFT CREATE Dream up and design your own Minecraft world! Zombies, purple trees, and flying pigs - oh my!
- BROWSE & BUILD Create your own website and develop applications entirely in code!
- STORYTELLING IN SCRATCH Unleash your creativity through storytelling in Scratch! Express yourself and learn to code your own animations.
And much more!
Created By Us Pottery
Each week is fun-filled, with Pottery & Canvas Painting as well as arts & crafts & games. Campers ages 5 to 15 can sign up by the week from July 6 to August 14 for half-day or full-day camp. Ice Cream Friday and t-shirt included!
Drama Kids International of RochesterPittsford, July 6-10 and Caledonia, August 17-21. Performances on the last day of camp.
Kinder Kids "Far Away Lands" Camp (Age 3-5, Pittsford) - Our youngest campers will jump into stories that will take them on a faraway adventure, exploring dramatic movement, speech, imaginative acting, and craft-making. Grade School "Far Away Lands" Camp (Ages 5-11, Pittsford & Caledonia) - Campers will take an adventurous 5-day summer vacation with “Jetlag Tours” where they will act in scenes from distant lands, dress in local fashion, and adopt a foreign name. Acting Academy Summer Studio (Ages 12-18, Pittsford) - For teens ready to take their acting to the next level: Students will rehearse an original play and create their own short films based on the classic mythic structure of The Hero's Journey.
Draper Center for Dance Education
Draper Center offers an array of options in its well-respected and nationally known Summer Program. Whether your child is just starting dance, would like to improve their abilities in a short time, or is training to become a professional dancer, we offer all levels of study and intensity. Children's programs in creative movement, pre-ballet, pre-ballet jazz. We have 2-week programs for junior and senior level as well as a 4-week intensive training program. Click here for this summer's options.
Eastman Community Music SchoolThe Eastman Community Music School offers a variety of day programs and overnight music camps for middle and high-school students.
Camps at Eastman offer something for all ages and abilities: Adventure Music Camp for Middle Schoolers, Eastman Experience: Summer Classical Studies and Summer Jazz Studies for High School Students, a High School Wind Ensemble Workshop, Baroque workshops, and New Horizons Orchestra Camp.
Private lessons are also available for students of all ages, levels, instruments or voice. For complete details, please visit summer.esm.rochester.edu or call (585) 274-1400.
Elite Studio of Dance
Six week classes begin for all students Tuesday July 7 and Wednesday July 8. Classes are held once a week until Aug 18 & 19. NO CLASSES July 14 and 15. These classes are for competitive and non-competitive students of all ages through adult. Disciplines include tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop. Look for additional summer program details and full schedules, with registration form, in our summer brochure. The popular summer dance camps listed below are $150.00/week. The hours are 9 am-noon.
“Disney Days” M-F (ages 3+ up) July 6-10
“Unicorn Magic” M-F (ages 3+ up) July 20-24
“Frozen 2” M-F (ages 3+ up) July 27-31
Our intensive program for the competitive and advanced dancers at the studio will be M-F Aug 3-7 and M-F Aug 10-14. Ages 12 and under attend 10am -1pm for $155.00/wk. Ages 13 and up attend 10am-3pm for $190.00/wk. We also added a ballet intensive for ages 8 – 12 and 13 & over Aug 17-20
Empire Tennis Academy
Summer tennis is our specialty! There is no better time to learn and improve your game quickly than during the summer! Empire Tennis caters to all levels of players - beginners to advanced. For students 4 to 17 years of age, our program is exciting and flexible! Sign up now for lots of fun under the sun! Empire Tennis has a weekly tennis camp at the Harley School, including three indoor tennis courts, five outdoor courts, soccer fields, playgrounds, and an indoor pool at its disposal. You can schedule half days, full days, or weekends! Students are grouped according to both age and playing level.
Enchanted Princess Parties
This year, camp will be held from July 13-17. Each day features princess-led crafts, a snack, and many other enchanting activities. Camp is held from 9am-3pm at 1101 Clover Street in Brighton. Cost is $125/participant for the week.
To register or for more information about Enchanted Princess Parties camp and party options, please visit https://www.rochesterenchantedprincess.com/
First Tee of WNY
The First Tee uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills. Sessions include a fun, group setting for youth ages 7 to 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Teaming up with experts in positive youth development, The First Tee helps youth become good golfers and even better people.
The First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Through golf and our core values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:
- Making proper introductions
- Managing emotions
- Resolving conflicts
- Setting up step-by-step goals
- Planning for the future
- Appreciating diversity
The First Tee coaches are trained to create positive relationships that inspire youth to discover their individual potential. Our programs help young people build confidence, develop respect and appreciate the value of giving back to our community all while learning the lifelong sport of golf.
Girl Scouts of WNY
Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults. Camp Piperwood in Fairport, NY, features vast hiking trails, a state-of-the-art splash pad, high and low ropes courses, an archery area, and open fields. Camp Piperwood is a great setting for campers looking for a day camp experience. June 29 - August 7, 2020 (9 am-4 pm)
Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester
At GTC of Rochester, our philosophy is "Safety First, Last, and Always." We are dedicated to educating our students in a safe, fun atmosphere. Our goal is that each student will learn at his or her own pace and that our students will strive for "personal best," not only in the gymnastics arena, but in all that life has to offer. Classes offered for beginners both young and old, training for advanced gymnasts with many opportunities for competition, and programs for students with a wide variety of special needs. Click here to find out also about our Fit by Five preschool program as well as the Botsford School of Dance.
The Hochstein School
Welcome to Summer at Hochstein and the wonderful array of offerings we have in store! Our summer program provides an ideal time to try something new or to keep those skills fresh for fall! Individual lessons are available in all orchestral instruments—along with composition, guitar, harp, percussion, piano, wind instruments, voice, and both Suzuki strings and traditional string classes. Our popular camps include: Arts in Action Mini-Camp– a special camp for children ages 30 months through 4 years! Arts in Action camps for 4-10 year olds. Junior and Senior Flute Camps – a collaborative offering with the Rochester Flute. String Jam, Percussion Camp, Composer’s Club, and Rock Camp are other summer time favorites.
Harley Summer Day CampHave Fun This Summer!
Summers at Harley are jam-packed with fun during the Harley Day Camp for ages 4-12, Summer Nursery Program for 3-year-olds, and Summer Academy for all ages, including sessions in academics, art, dance and sports. All programs are open to the public. Our veteran staff is friendly and caring. Campers enjoy an active, entertaining—and FUN—summer experience, where they make friends, learn new skills, and take home some lifelong memories. Located at The Harley School in Brighton, we have outstanding air-conditioned facilities, an indoor pool, onsite medical staff, and lunch and snacks are included. Early drop off and extended day are available, as are tennis lessons through Empire Tennis Academy at Harley. Contact Tammy Roberts at 585-442-1770 for more information or to register today!
Learn Cool 21st century programming skills and enjoy a fun tech experience combined with unplugged activities. Campers build their own custom games and Websites while experiencing different coding platforms that incorporate math, physics, art & music. Campers work on custom lesson plans with qualified coding instructors based on age, interest & skill level to enhance their logical thinking and problem solving skills. Camp curriculum focuses on Coding FUNdamentals in Game Design and Web Design + Optional Minecraft Modding in JAVA & Roblox game Development using Lua programming concepts needed to create Roblox games. Visit www.icancodeclub.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kanack School of Musical Artistry
Camps Week I & II (June 29-July 3 and July 6-10) offerings include:
- Twinkle & Arts Camp specifically designed for our youngest students. It offers a wide variety of fun classes to motivate and inspire, while developing important skills.
- Suzuki & Jr. Chamber Music with Suzuki repertoire, musical movement, art, improvisation, and fiddle as well as chorus and coached chamber music
- Piano & Chamber Music (Ages 5 – 18) Students of all levels participate in daily keyboard technique class, improvisation, art, musical movement, and solo master classes as well as chorus and coached chamber music
- Orchestra & Chamber Music This camp is designed as an intense experience for serious students.
Musical Theater Camp: August 10-14
Students will put together an exciting production that will be performed at the end of the week. Auditions will be scheduled earlier in the summer and parts and materials will be assigned.
Fiddle Camp: August 17-21
The KSMA Fiddle Camp brings together outstanding performers and teachers in Celtic, Old Time and Bluegrass, Contra, Klezmer, Rock, and Gypsy Jazz styles for a week of learning new tunes and techniques, making friends, and collaborating.
Little America - Let's Play in Italian!
Little America Bilingual Day Care offers summer camps to kids from grade 1 (Fall 2020) to grade 6 from Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm Every day kids will be involved in arts & crafts, music &movement, cooking, science experiments, sports & games and all the instructions will be given in Italian by Italian born instructors. We’re going to encourage campers to respond to greetings in Italian, to sing along in Italian and to eat authentic Italian dishes. Lunch and snacks are provided. Kids will play sports and games on the lawn and all the activities (apart from cooking) will take place in our big back yard and/or patio.
Lollypop Farm is the perfect destination for children who want a hands-on experience with animals. Campers will enjoy a behind -the-scenes look at what goes on at the shelter and make discoveries through hands-on learning with new animal friends. Lollypop Farm has a variety of camp experiences available. At Future Vet Camp children will learn about a potential future career and learn from staff veterinarians. While campers will learn more about equine care and how our community can help rescued horses at Horse Heroes Camp. There's something for everyone at Lollypop Farm!
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).
Martial Arts America
Martial Arts America offers 4 full weeks of summer camp: July 11-15 and August 8 – 12 at our Brighton location, July 18-22 and August 1 – 5 at our Penfield location. Our exciting camps are geared for children from ages 6-12 & no karate experience is required (so tell your friends).
Week 1 of camp will run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, July 11 – July 15 at our Winton location. In the morning (9AM – Noon), campers will be exposed to the thrills, skills and drills of karate. Our afternoon session (Noon-3) will bring on all kinds of games, challenges, competitions and surprises. Full day and half day sessions are available.
Master Kim's Tae Kwon Do Institute
If you’re looking for the #1 Kids martial arts lessons in Rochester, you’ve come to the right place!
Parents all over the ROCHESTER, PENFIELD, GREECE and IRONDEQUOIT areas are singing the praises of our kids Taekwondo lessons ! Not only are their children learning to defend themselves, but they are quickly becoming more confident, more focused, and learning to set inspiring goals!
If you’d like to see your son or daughter build rock solid self-confidence and laser sharp focus and make sure the kids continue learning over the summer and have a positive, inspiring experience every day.
New York State Ballet Training Academy Summer Dance Camps
Join us at the New York State Ballet Training Academy for summer dance classes and camps for ages 3 and up. Programs for beginner to advanced dancers will run from July 8 through August 14 in the bright and spacious studios conveniently located in the Wegmans Plaza on 821 Fairport Road in East Rochester. Students will improve technical skills and explore movement creativity while training in ballet and other dance forms with a diverse and knowledgable faculty. Dancers enrolled in the Training Academy will be eligible to perform in the New York State Ballet Nutcracker!
OFC presents the largest theatre summer camp program in upstate New York: ROC Summer Theatre Experience! Over only seven weeks, campers will perform over 17 full musical productions at the Kodak Center, Lyric Theatre, and Seton School. 2020 shows include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Matilda, Sister Act, Peter Pan, Aladdin, and many more! Registration is now open at www.ROCSummerTheatre.com
Patty Flowerday School of DanceSummer Camps and Classes
Summer is the best time to dance! We start out the summer with Princess Camp June 22nd-26th, Frozen in July the 6th-10th, JoJo Jazz, Tap & Ballet Intensive July 13th-17th (full day) Frozen 2 July 20th-24th, three weeks of summer classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Pointe July 27th-August 12th and a Performing Arts Camp August 17th-21st (full day) including a Friday night performance! Visit our web site for ages, prices and times! We would love to dance with you this summer!
Summer Fun offers eight weeks of fun day programming for children ages 5-13. (Summer Fun Juniors provides an opportunity for 3-5 year olds to become familiar with our Summer Fun program in a smaller, half-day setting.) Programming includes outdoor playtime, indoor activities, arts & crafts, special events, theme days, and field trips (additional fee and registration apply). Your child won’t want to miss out on all the fun to be had this summer! Our After Care program is for parents who would like their child to stay at a Summer Fun site until 5:30pm. After Care will run daily from 3:30-5:30pm at both Summer Fun locations.
ROC Summer Theatre Experience
OFC Creations' ROC Summer Theatre Experience is the largest theatre summer camp program in Upstate New York! Featuring a diverse staff of professional artists, campers will have a fun, engaging, and professional experience that will make you feel part of the family. 2019 Summer Camps include: Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Les Mis, Grease, and many more! 3 Locations, 25 Directors, and 15 Shows - what are you waiting for? Start your experience today!
Rochester Childfirst Network
RCN (Accredited Preschool) has a vision that every child grows up safe and strong able to achieve his or her full potential. With experienced teachers and a cutting edge curriculum RCN nurtures and educates children through play. RCN’s inclusive and integrated programs include Toddler and Preschool programs (18mos. – 4yrs.) including UPK, Special Education program from (Birth to age 5); a School-Age Wrap-Around program (Grades K-6); a Summer Camp (Grades K-6); Family Child Care program that offers training and special services to more than 200 home based child care providers with workshops on child development, health and safety along with NYS Licensing assistance and CACFP (food program) registration. Visit www.rcn4kids.org for more information or call us at (585) 473-2858 for a personal tour.
Rochester Fencing Club
Looking for an activity to keep your children mentally stimulated while also providing an excellent physical workout? Then come try the Olympic sport of fencing! Children will experience the thrill of swordplay in a safe environment. We offer summer camps such as our multi-sport Knights and Ninjas camp as well as camps through various organizations such as town recreation centers, local libraries, and the Harley school.
Rochester Museum & Science CenterThe RMSC's Summer Curiosity Camps 2020
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 2020, 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.
Rochester Yacht Club
The Rochester Yacht Club extends a unique opportunity to the local community. We are home to Western New York’s largest summer sailing camp. RYC holds seven full weeks of class for ages 6-18, from our learn to sail programs, adventure sailing classes, to our race team’s that travel around New York State and the Mid-Atlantic competing. All of our instructors are US Sailing Certified, they also have Heads Up Concussion training, Safe Sport, and are certified in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid.
Every week during the Summer from 9am to 4pm we offer a climbing summer camp for ages 6-14 years old. With daily climbing instruction, arts and crafts, games, and our high ropes course there is plenty of challenges, learning, and fun.
Seneca Park ZooExplore the animal world at ZooCamp
Summer ZooCamp immerses kids in wildlife, the environment and the need to protect and care for both, all in a unique setting: The Zoo! These week-long camps run from June 3 through August 23 with themes ranging from Junior Veterinarian to African Adventure. Campers can count on helping zoo keepers, learning about the animals they know and love, spending time outdoors, and meeting other kids with similar interests.
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.
Studio Z, led by a team of qualified teaching artists, is offering 2 musical theatre summer camps which focus on technique, professionalism, and creativity. Working with a highly trained staff of instructors, students are challenged to elevate their skills in performance and technical artistry. We achieve this using supportive learning techniques that encourage students to build confidence, take pride in their work, and value the process. Students have fun and leave with a sense of fulfillment in their achievements.
Legally Blonde, Jr. – 7/6 – 7/18
High School Musical, Jr. – 8/3 – 8/15
Terry Fyke’s Main Street Players
Terry Fyke's Main Street Players is dedicated to nurturing the performing arts for all ages. Students learn to sing, dance and act through shared learning experiences; they gain confidence, learn to trust their abilities, and work as a team. Integrating the diversity of talent into an ensemble are cornerstones of the program. We create full productions that create memorable theater experiences! Register for Enrichment, Mastery Classes, Workshops or our summer productions, SCHOOL OF ROCK (6th grade – graduating 12th), ANNIE JR. (grades K - graduating 8th) which includes a morning Enrichment Series, and our community theater production of The Wedding Singer (entering grade 10 – adult). Register now at www.tfsdartsmsp.com/summer-camps.
The Warrior Factory
The Warrior Factory presents summer programs for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Camp will include structured and unstructured activities that range from training techniques, open gym play, Ninja games (obstacle tag, N-I-N-J-A, Follow the Ninja, Warped Wall Knockout), obstacle courses, and some Ninja-related activities (design a course, obstacle, t-shirt, etc.). The Warrior Factory Ninja Camp will be run by our excellent certified staff and camp spots will be limited to maintain a safe and fun staffing ratio!
YMCA of Greater Rochester
Visit any of the Y's local branches for information on great day camps starting in late June and continuing through early September. Click here for a KidsOutAndAbout article that shows all of the Y camp program descriptions in one place. And click here to see all of the 2019 information on the Y's web site.
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Best Foot Forward
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City of Rochester Summer Camps
Code Ninjas Pittsford
Created By Us Pottery
Dr. Maria Aslani, DDS
Elite Studio of Dance
Empire Tennis Academy
First Tee of WNY
Girl Scouts of WNY
Huntington Learning Center
Mary Therese Friel Modeling Academy
Master Kim's Tae Kwon Do Institute
The Kanack School
Tree of Life Chiropractic