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The 28th Willie "Hutch" Jones Educational and Sports Programs are open to boys and girls ages 7-16 starting July 8. The sessions will be held at various times and locations for each activity. Skills training is available in basketball, chess, football, golf, track, soccer, baseball, tap dance, volleyball, tennis, rowing, computers, finance management, social skill development, internships, Arabic, and Spanish. The camp is free for Buffalo and Lackawanna residents. Call 883-6243 or visit www.whjsc.org.

Niagara County Community College will host two sessions of General Sports camp at the Sanborn campus. Session One runs July 16-20 for ages 8-12 and Session Two from July 23 to 27 for ages 13-18. Activities include baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming and more. Cost is $159 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Call 614-6470 or email mlopoyda@niagaracc.suny.edu.

USA Olympix summer camp will be held in two sessions -- July 9-13 and 16-20 -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sweet Home High School. Children ages 9-12 will compete in five sports and be placed on a team that represents a different country from around the world. Games include: Capture the Flag, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, Pirates of the Caribbean, and team handball. Cost is $95. Campers must bring their own lunch and beverage. Call 250-1424.

The Girls Athletic League's sports camp at Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway, is July 9-13 for girls ages 7-12. Sports include: basketball, soccer, golf, lacrosse, tennis, and volleyball. Cost is $200 (sibling rates available) and includes breakfast, lunch, T-shirts and trophies. Call Kathryn Neeson at 827-5931 or email kneeson@roadrunner.com.

Variety Summer Sports Camp taught by KidsPlay will run weekly Camps in July from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Heim Elementary. Special emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership. A camp shirt is included in the $71 fee. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.

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Art

Artpark in Lewiston will offer weekly sessions of art camp, including metal clay, fused glass, drawing and painting, interior design, ceramics, and printmaking. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 30-Aug. 3. Cost is $250. Camps are limited as one-on-one instruction is emphasized, and are suitable for ages 9-14. An advanced art camp for high school students ages 15-17 is also available, Aug. 6-10. Campers will leave with a portfolio for college submission. Cost is $250. Call 754-9000, ext. 105, e-mail twinslow@artpark.net, or visit www.artpark.net.

Fine Art Miracles hosts a summer camp called "Mornings with Marc Chagall" at 144 Center St., East Aurora, from June 25 to 29. This camp is open to ages 9-13 at a cost of $100, which includes supplies. Activities include painting, drawing and collage in the style of Marc Chagall. Also "Fun Write Now", a three-day creative writing camp for ages 10-13, will take place June 25, 27 and 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $75 and includes supplies. Call Tess at 655-6484.

Niagara County Community College will host one session of Pottery Camp at its Sanborn campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23-27 for ages 8-18. Cost is $184 and includes a T-shirt, supplies and lunch. Campers will learn to use the pottery wheel, hand building and sculpting techniques and how to glaze creations in a fully equipped studio. All levels of experience are welcome. Call 614-6470 or email mlopoyda@niagaracc.suny.edu.

Niagara County Community College will host "Rockin' Art" at its Sanborn campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23-27 for ages 8-18. Cost is $184 and includes a T-shirt, supplies and lunch. Local artist Alec Maslowski will help students create art using rhythms of music. All levels of experience are welcome. Call 614-6470 or email mlopoyda@niagaracc.suny.edu.

The University at Buffalo will host a Drawing and Painting Forum for high school students and art educators July 9-12 and July 16-19 in Studios 208 and 218 at the Center for the Arts. Participants will learn the core skills of drawing and painting through observation and interpretation of nature, still life and figure drawing. Cost is $200. Call Jeff Sherven at 645-0556 or email jsherven@buffalo.edu.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will host art camps 9 a.m.-noon for ages 5-12. Camps include: Strictly Watercolor 1, July 16-20; Multi-Medium 1, July 23-27; Drawing Camp, July 30-Aug. 3; Multi-Medium 2, Aug. 13-17; and Strictly Watercolor 2, Aug. 20-24. Cost is $90 per week or $19 per day (discounts for members). The teacher is Joan Saba. Call 827-1584 ext. 291 or visit www.buffalogardens.com.

The Life Long Learning Center at Villa Maria College will offer workshops July 16-19 including: fine arts, graphic arts, photography, music (including a jazz workshop), animation and interior design. Camp runs 1-5 p.m. and costs $125, (jazz camp is $250). A special "Music Play" program for infants and toddlers will run Saturday mornings May 12-June 16 and cost $60. Registration deadline is June 29. Contact Connie at cbroniszewski@villa.edu or call 961-1815.

Parkside Community Association will hold a summer camp for children ages 5-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for two three-week sessions July 9-27 and July 30-Aug. 17. Costs vary and scholarships are available. Classes will be held at Delaware Park. A typical class consists of art, dance, and creative writing. Children must be eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch. Call 838-1240 or visit http://parksidebuffalo.org/summerarts12.

The Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., is hosting a Youth Summer Book Arts Camp 1-4 p.m. June 25-29 for ages 9-12. Camp will feature book arts-themed projects led by local artists and educators, including letterpress printing, screenprinting, paper marbling, bookmaking and more. The week will end with campers taking a trip to the Buffalo Central Library and assembling their artistic book showcasing items made throughout the week. Cost is $150 for members and $200 for non-members and includes all materials. Registration is limited, deadline is June 18. Call 348-1430 or visit www.wnybookarts.org.

CEPA Gallery will host four one-week photography camps for ages 8-12 and 13-17. Camps for ages 8-12 run from 9 a.m. to noon and for ages 13-17 1 to 4 p.m. the weeks of July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10. Cost is $175 per camp and includes supplies. To register call 856-2727, email lauren@cepagallery.com or visit www.cepagallery.org.

Museum Explorers X3: Exploring Art, History and Science for grades 3-6 will run July 16-20 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Cost is $160 for members, $180 for non-members. Call 882-8700 or visit www.albrightknox.org.

Designing Dish in East Aurora offers summer workshops for ages 7-14. Call 655-4456 or visit www.designingdish.com for information.

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Baseball/Softball

The Buffalo Bisons Youth Camp for ages 6-14 will run 9 a.m.-noon July 17, 18 and 20 at Coca-Cola Field. Instruction by Wally Backman, coaching staff and players will focus on hitting, pitching, catching, infield, outfield, and base running. Cost is $125 and includes a T-shirt, registration, and two tickets to the Friday Night Bash game July 20. Autograph session to follow the last day of camp. Contact Rachelle Szymanski at 846-2016, email rszymanski@bisons.com or visit www.bisons.com.

The University at Buffalo will host three sessions of baseball camp at the Northtown Center at Amherst. Session One is June 25-27 for ages 12-18 and costs $150. Session Two is July 9-12 for ages 7-12 and costs $185. Session Three is Aug. 13-15 for ages 7-12 and costs $150. Each session runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. If you attend Sessions Two and Three, cost is $290. Contact head coach Ron Torgalski at 645-6834 or e-mail rjt4@buffalo.edu.

Canisius College is running a baseball camp June 23-26 for boys ages 9-18 at the Demske Sports Complex. Cost is $160. The camp is run by Griffs coaches and players. Call 888-8485 or visit www.gogriffs.com.

Canisius College will hold an all-position girls softball camp June 25-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The pitching camp is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9-12. The cost for all-position camp is $160, cost for pitching camp is $75, or $225 for both. Camps will be held at the Koessler Athletic Center. Call Canisius coach Mike Rappl at 888-8484 or visit www.gogriffs.com.

The University at Buffalo will hold a softball camp July 16-18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Nan Harvey Field on the North Campus. Cost is $175 (by June 30). Focus will be on fundamentals of all defensive positions and hitting. Register online at www.ubcamps.com or contact Jennifer Teague at 645-6517 or email jteague@buffalo.edu.

ECC Skills Clinic will be held at Erie Community College's North Campus softball field in Williamsville on July 16-19 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Camp is open to all ages and will focus on fielding, hitting and positional play. Cost is $55. Call head coach Kevin Walkowski at 983-5809 or email walkowski@ecc.edu.

ECC Pitching Clinic will be held at ECC's North Campus Field in Williamsville on July 23-25 from 9 to 11 a.m. Camp is open to all ages and will focus on pitching, in-depth analysis of mechanics and correctives. Must provide own catcher. Cost is $55. Call head coach Kevin Walkowski at 983-5809 or email walkowski@ecc.edu.

Fredonia State Baseball/Softball Camp for boys and girls ages 6 and up will run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23-27. Cost is $140 with family rates available. Call Matt Palisin in the baseball office at 673-3743, or Nicole Loudin in the softball office at 673-3233.

Primordial Elite Pitcher Strength and Conditioning Camp runs June 25-29 and features shoulder health and mobility, mental preparation and planning, speed of muscle contraction on delivery and ground force production. Space is limited. Call 213-8895 or visit www.primordialstrengthsystems.com.

Niagara County Community College offers two sessions of baseball camp: July 15-19 and Aug. 13-16 for ages 7-13. Cost is $129 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Sessions run 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Camp includes training, skills events, open competitions, scrimmages and more. Call coach Neal Turvet at 462-8155, email mlopoyda@niagaracc.suny.edu or visit www.niagaracc.suny.edu.

Milwaukee Brewers scout Don Fontana will conduct his Gold Glove Baseball Camp for ages 6-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9-13 at Cardinal O'Hara High School. Call (412) 318-0138, email director@goldglovebc.com, or visit www.goldglovebc.com.

Sandlot Academy of WNY will host two baseball camps, July 16-19 and July 30-Aug. 2, and two softball camps, July 23-26 and Aug. 6-9. Call 689-0012 or visit www.sandlotwny.com for information.

The 20th Clarence baseball youth camp will hold three sessions: June 25-29, July 2-6 and July 9-13 for boys and girls ages 6-14. Camp will run 9-11:30 a.m. each day and be held at the Goodrich Road baseball fields in Clarence. Fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding, running, pitching and catching will be covered. Cost is $90 for new campers, $80 for returning campers, with family and team rates available. Call varsity coach David Smith at 868-1095 or email dsmith@clarencebaseballcamp.com.

St. Joe's is holding a camp for boys grades 6-9 on Aug. 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon. Coaches and players will lead drills designed to improve all game facets. Cost is $100. Call 874-4953, email pkennedy@sjci.com, or visit www.sjci.com.

Home Run Softball will run a day camp in Syracuse on June 25-28 and Aug. 13-16. A training camp will be held in Buffalo on July 11. Call Ron Baum at (518) 796-8315 or e-mail Baum at homerunsbsb@yahoo.com.

College of Charleston softball camp will be held July 9-12 under the direction of Shelly Hoerner, head softball coach at College of Charleston and a Canisius alumna. Cost is $400, which includes housing. Visit www.cougarsoftballcamps.com.

Genesee Community College will host a baseball camp June 25-28 for players grades 7-12. Coach Skip Sherman will focus on developing fundamentals and skills. Instruction includes hitting, base running, fielding and game play. Participants should bring their own gear. Helmets and baseballs are provided. Cost is $75. Email ssherman@genesee.edu for information.

Kenmore West softball camp will be held June 25-27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kenmore West High School. Cost is $75 and includes a T-shirt. Open to the first 100 campers. Call 609-1854 for information.

Joe Winkelsas from Sports Performance Park and Rick Lancellotti from the Buffalo School of Baseball will host baseball camps July 9-12, 16-19, and 23-26 for skill levels ages 8-12 and ages 13-18. Camps are held at SPP Diamonds at 364 McNaughton and George Urban Blvd. in Cheektowaga. Participants will receive instruction on catching and pitching mechanics, fielding, outfield and infield drills, base running, hitting mechanics, bunting, game strategies and more. Cost is $189 weekly, $60 daily or $399 for all three camps and incudes a T-shirt. Registration deadline is July 1. For information or to register, email administrator@sportsperformancepark.com.

Lancaster Baseball Camp for ages 8-15 will run 9-11:30 a.m. July 9-12 at Westwood Park. Campers will learn the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running. The instructor is John Barbero and the guest speaker Rick Lancellotti. Campers will be grouped based on age. Cost is $85 ($75 before May. 31) and includes a T-shirt. Contact Dave Mansell at dmansell@roadrunner.com or call 698-8089.

Batter Up! for grades 1-3 will be held July 23-27. Time will be spent outdoors hitting, fielding, catching, throwing and discovering the fun of the game and indoors doing fun baseball games and activities. This is part of the Williamsville Weeks of Wonder (WOW) program held at Maple East Elementary. Register at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.

Little Sluggers Intro to T-Ball for ages 3-6 will run Wednesdays from June 27 to Aug. 8, 6-6:45 p.m., for ages 3-4 and 7-7:45 p.m. for ages 5-6 at Maple West backfields. Cost is $79. PC T-Ball for ages 4-5 is a parent-child class designed to give players an introduction to T-Ball. Classes run 5:15-6 p.m. Tuesdays from June 26 to Aug. 7 at Dodge Elementary fields. Cost is $63. T-Ball Level One for ages 5-6 focuses on throwing, fielding and hitting skills. Classes run 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays from June 26 to Aug. 7 at Dodge Elementary. Cost is $63. For information or to register visit http://williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080.

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Basketball (Boys)

The University at Buffalo men's basketball program will host several camps. The College Prospect Camp will be for students in grades 9-12 interested in playing at the collegiate level. Campers will perform the same drills used by the UB team, and will work with the UB staff and players. A 4-to-1 player-to-staff ratio will be maintained to ensure maximum attention for each camper. Camp will run June 9, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and June 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in Alumni Arena on the Amherst Campus. Cost is $129 for day campers and $195 for overnight campers. The overnight camp includes four meals. All campers will receive a UB mesh reversible jersey, water bottle, and admission to a UB football and basketball game. The Full Week Camps for boys entering grades 3-10 will include one-on-one teaching, skill enhancement drills, instructional lectures and videos, and team play. Week One is June 25-29 and Week Two is July 30-Aug. 3. Both camps run 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena. Cost is $199 per camper. A $185 discount rate is available for teams of five or more, and families of two or more. A further discount is available for campers attending both weeks. All campers will receive a Nike UB Basketball Dri-Fit shirt, admission to a UB football and basketball game, as well as a personalized evaluation. Campers in grades 3-6 will also receive a complimentary membership in the Junior Bulls Club, which entitles them to free admission to more than 20 home games in football, basketball and volleyball. The Team Camp is open to all High School Varsity and JV teams. Dates and times are July 27 (6-10 p.m.), and July 28 (9 a.m.-10 p.m.). This camp will feature instructional sessions on the NCAA Eligibility Center and Rules of the Game, drill sessions from UB head coach Reggie Witherspoon, and a four-game guarantee. All UB camps will be run by the UB coaching staff and players, along with college and high school coaches. For information, visit www.ubcamps.com or contact camp director Jim Kwitchoff at 645-6191 or jkwitch@buffalo.edu.

Buffalo State Bengals camp runs July 9-13 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Enrollment is open to boys entering grages 4-12 at a cost of $150 before June 1 or $175 after June 1. Team discounts are available. Emphasis will be on individual development, teamwork and sportsmanship. Call coach Fajri Ansari at 878-6519 or e-mail fajrif@buffalostate.edu.

Canisius College will run three sessions at the Koessler Center. Team Camp is June 16-17 and costs $350 per team. Individual camp runs June 25-29 and offensive skills camp runs July 30-Aug. 2. Both are for boys 6-16 and cost $150 per camper. Register online at www.gogriffs.com, call 888-3173, or e-mail mbbcamp@canisius.edu.

St. Joe's camp for boys entering grades 7-9 will be held June 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $100. Athletes will learn fundamentals. Call 874-4953, email pkennedy@sjci.com or visit www.sjci.com.

Canisius High School will hold a camp July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Kennedy Field House for grades 7-8. Cost is $100. Apply at www.canisiushigh.org under Athletics, or call 882-0466, ext. 241.

The 15th Clarence Boys Camp, run by varsity coach Todd Banaszak for students entering grades 4-9, will be held 8 a.m.-noon June 25-28 at Clarence Middle School. The daily routine includes skill stations, game play and contests. Campers will be placed in groups based on age. Call 553-0302 or Clarence Community Education at 407-9001.

Niagara County Community College will host one session at its Sanborn Campus from July 16 to 19 for ages 8-18. Cost is $129 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Sessions run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Camp will focus on ball handling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. All levels are welcome. Call 614-6470 or email mlopoyda@niagaracc.suny.edu.

The Cardinal O'Hara High School camp will be held July 5-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for boys grades 4-10. Camp will focus on skills development, competitive games, guest speakers and team activities. Cost is $125. Call 695-2600.

The Park School will hold its boys camp Aug. 13-17 for ages 8-14. The camp will feature college coaches and players. Sessions run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. The cost is $220 with basic registration, $260 basic with extended day care; early bird rates available. Registration deadline is July 31. Call 839-1242, ext. 128, or email tford@theparkschool.org.

St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt's Individual Camp for boys ages 8-17 will be run in two sessions: June 25-28 and July 30-Aug. 2. Cost is $225 for day and $335 for overnight. Team camp will be held July 21-22 at a cost of $110 per player. All teams guaranteed six games. Open to varsity and JV teams, large and small school divisions. Contact Matt Pappano at 375-2218 or mpappano@sbu.edu.

Medaille men's coach Mike MacDonald will host two one-week sessions for boys ages 6-14 at the Medaille campus. Both sessions -- July 9-13 or Aug. 6-10 -- will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and include games, contests, lectures and individual instruction. All campers will receive a reversible jersey, T-shirt, basketball, and water bottle. Cost is $225 with family and team discounts available. Call 880-2347 or visit www.medaillesports.com. Friday Night Hoops is for boys grades 9-12 every Friday from June 1 to Aug. 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $175. Call 880-2347.

Sal Buscaglia will conduct his annual camps for boys entering grades 1-9 at St. Gregory the Great's gym in Williamsville from July 16 to 20 and at St. Bernadette's gym in Orchard Park from Aug. 6 to 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Buscaglia at 807-4774 or email coachsalbasketballcamps@yahoo.com.

The Kenmore West boys camp will be held July 16-20. Grades 3-5 meet 8:30-11:30 a.m. and grades 6-9 meet noon-3 p.m. The fee is $80 with family discounts available. Both sessions will be held at Kenmore West High School. Call Mike Meetze at 634-0438 or visit www.kenton.k12.ny.us.

The 34th Sunrise Optimist Clinic will be held at Lockport High School on July 9-13. The Varsity/JV clinic for boys entering grades 9-12 will run noon-4 p.m. The JV/Modified clinic for boys entering grades 6-9 will run 8-11 a.m. The camp is directed by the Lockport High School coaching staff and Wilson varsity coach Brett Sippel. The cost is $85 for the Varsity/JV and $75 for the JV/Modified. A rate of $140 is available for those attending both camps. Contact Dick Russell at 434-5357 or 628-6953.

The Daemen College day camp runs in two sessions: July 9-13 and Aug. 6-10, each 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $150 per week ($250 for both weeks) and includes a T-shirt and awards. Call director Don Silveri at 839-8380 or email dsilveri@daemen.edu.

John F. Kennedy High School's 12th Boy's Camp for ages 7-14 will be held June 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of $70 ($60 before June 1) includes a basketball and T-shirt. Call coach Tony Krupski at 891-6407 or 648-0088.

Quaker camp will be held June 25-28 at "The Hub" in Hamburg. Boys in grades 9-12 meet 9 a.m.-noon, and grades 5-8 meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $65. Contact Orchard Park varsity coach Bob Rumschik at 646-1717 for an application.

St. Mary's of Lancaster will hold a camp July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $75, and includes T-shirt. Call Dan Gill at 683-4824, ext. 35, or email dgill@smhlancers.org.

Loren Smith's Southern Tier Boys Camp at Panama Central School will run July 9-13 for players entering grades 4-9. Sessions run Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $110 per camper (family rates available) and includes T-shirt, awards, and evaluations. Campers should bring shoes, socks, shorts, lunch, a water bottle, and swim gear. For information call 679-8475 or email lsmith@mx.pancent.org.

The Grandview camp for for boys will be held June 24-27 at the campus of Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pa. Cost for this overnight camp is $285 ($260 if registered by June 1). The camp is directed by Pat Flaherty and Dave Niland. Call (814) 898-6398.

Hilbert College's camp will be held June 24-28 and July 8-12 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cost is $360 for resident and $270 for day campers. Tuition includes housing at the Hamburg campus (resident), meals, evaluation, reversible jersey, and individual instruction. Early registration, group, family, and multiple week discounts available. Applications available at hilbert.edu/athletics. Contact coach Rob deGrandpre at 926-8803 or email rdegrandpre@hilbert.edu.

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Basketball (Coed)

Niagara University will host a camp for boys and girls June 25-29 and July 30-Aug. 3 for ages 8-16. Camps include fundamental stations, lectures, mini-clinics, contests, team play and swimming. Cost is $165 with family and group rates available. Call Colin Curtin at 286-8605.

ECC Elite Program will conduct five six-week programs for boys and girls ages 8-14 at ECC City Campus, South Campus and North Campus. Sessions will be held starting June 4 through Aug. 22. Cost is $150. Call the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center at 851-1214 or visit www.ecc.edu/athletics/camps.

Daemen College will run a coed camp for beginners in grades 1-3 July 2-3 and 5-6 (half-day only). Cost is $75, and includes T-shirt and awards. Call 839-8380.

Houghton College is holding sessions June 24-29 and July 1-6 for grades 4-12, and July 2-5 for grades 1-3. A team camp is held July 18-20. Costs vary. Early registration and team discounts available. Visit www.houghtonsummercamps.com.

The eighth annual Big Red camp for boys and girls in grades K-6 will run Aug. 6-10 at Clarence Church of Christ. K-2 camp runs two hours in the morning and grades 3-6 camp runs three hours midmorning. Camp director is Todd Banaszak, varsity coach at Clarence High School. Cost includes a T-shirt and awards. Call Banaszak at 553-0302.

Orchard Park High School hosts a camp for boys and girls June 25-28. Boys in grades 9-12 meet 9 a.m.-noon and grades 5-8 meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. Girls in grades 6-12 meet 8-11 a.m. Camps are directed by Orchard Park coaches. Contact the Community Education office at 209-6295.

Fredonia State's Gym Rats camp for boys and girls ages 4-9 will run 9:30 a.m.-noon July 9-13. Cost is $90 and includes a basketball, T-shirt, and snack. Call Kevin Moore at 673-3108.

Primordial Elite Basketball Strength and Conditioning Camp runs Aug. 6-10 and features maximum vertical improvement, two step separation, intensity and volume control of training to improve accuracy, mental preparation and planning. Call 213-8895 or visit www.primordialstrengthsystems.com.

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Basketball (Girls)

Kenmore West girls camp will be held July 9-13. Girls varsity coach Mike Licata, Jeff Martin, Joe Catalano, Paul Catalano, Lisa Paolucci and Les Simon will focus on offensive and defensive fundamentals with skill stations, daily games, small group instruction and more. Girls in grades 4-7 meet 8:30-11:30 a.m. and grades 8-12 meet noon-3 p.m. Cost is $80. Call Licata at 866-3409.

Canisius College will run a camp at the Koessler Center on Aug. 6-10 for ages 6-18. Cost is $195 and includes a basketball and T-shirt. Group, family, and staff rates available. Campers will participate in daily instruction, mini-lectures, games, and competitions. Participants will be grouped by age. Call 888-3172, visit www.gogriffs.com, or email assistant coach Nick Morres at moore28@canisius.edu.

Canisius High School Team Camp will run Aug. 3-5 at the Koessler Center. Camp will offer a four-game guarantee and a skills clinic Sunday with the Canisius College Women's Basketball staff. Call Jacey Brooks at 888-2776 or email brooks30@canisius.edu.

St. Bonaventure women's coach Jim Crowley will hold a team camp for girls JV, varsity and AAU squads Aug. 3-5. Cost is $190 per player; coaches are free. Teams are guaranteed at least five games, and players receive a camp T-shirt. Lectures by Crowley and the St. Bonaventure coaching staff will also be given. Call Tiara Johnson at 375-2237, email tnjohnson@sbu.edu or visit www.gobonnies.com. Also, the St. Bonaventure women's day camp will run July 9-13. Cost is $130 per camper.

Hilbert College's camp will be held July 15-19. Cost is $360 for residents and $270 for day campers. Camp runs 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuition includes housing (resident), meals, evaluation, reversible jersey, and individual instruction. Early registration, group, family, and multiple week discounts are available. Contact coach Rob Peterson at 926-8775 or email rpeterson@hilbert.edu.

The Pete Lonergan camp will be held at the Medaille College campus. Session I runs July 2-5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Session II runs July 23-26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Girls ages 6-15 are welcome. Camp day includes lectures, fundamental stations, contests, instruction, mini-clinics, and team play. Individual rates are $160 for each week, $300 for both. Family and group discounts are also available. Call 880-2177.

Holy Angels Academy's camp will be held June 25-29. Camp includes drills, conditioning and scrimmages conducted by varsity and JV coaches. Call Bethanne DePonceau 834-7120, ext. 337.

Sister Maria Pares' camp for girls entering grades 3-9 will be held at Sacred Heart Academy on June 25-29 and July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $150 per session or $275 for both. Call Maria Shantler at 632-6387.

St. Mary's of Lancaster's camp will be held July 30-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $75 and includes T-shirt. Contact Dan Gill at 683-4824, ext. 35, or email dgill@smhlancers.org.

The Park School in Snyder will hold its girls camp Aug. 20-24 for ages 8-14. The camp will feature college coaches and players. Sessions run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. The cost is $220 with basic registration, $260 basic with extended day care; early bird specials available. Deadline to register is July 31. Call 839-1242, ext. 128, or email tford@theparkschool.org.

Mount St. Mary Academy will offer a camp for girls entering grades 5-8 on July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will focus on assistance and skill development. Cost is $125 and includes T-shirt. Call 877-1358, or visit www.mt-st-marys.org.

Loren Smith's Southern Tier camp at Panama Central School will run July 16-20 for girls entering grades 4-9. Sessions run Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $110 per camper (family rates available) and includes T-shirt, awards, and evaluations. Campers should bring shoes, socks, shorts, lunch, a water bottle, and swim gear. Call 679-8475 or email lsmith@mx.pancent.org.

A camp taught by Clare Crowley will be held at Mill Middle Gym on July 9-13 from 9-11:30 a.m. (grades 4-7) and from noon to 2:30 p.m. (grades 8-12). Fee is $110. Register at williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080.

Daemen College will host session June 25-29 and July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades 4-12. The cost is $150 per week or $250 for both, and includes camp T-shirt and awards. Group rates available. The Wildcats camp is directed by Daemen head coach Dave Skolen. Call 839-8336 or email dskolen@daemen.edu.

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Basketball (Officials)

The Full Court officiating camp, an instructional camp designed to improve skills and knowledge of the three-person officiating system, is open to men and women May 19-20 at Waterloo High School, 96 Stark St., Waterloo. The camp will be directed by Jim Huetter and Jamie O'Donnell. There will be two sessions each day. Enrollment is limited. Cost is $125. Email jamieod@stny.rr.com for questions.

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Bicycling

"Lose the Training Wheels" Bicycle Riding Camp will be held at Cheektowaga Central High School on June 25-29 for individuals at least 8 years of age. This weeklong camp uses adapted bikes to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional bicycle without training wheels. Visit www.losethetrainingwheels.org or contact Michelle at michelle_bartolotta@msn.com.

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Bowling

The 13th WNY Junior camp will run July 7-8 at Tonawanda Bowling Center. Coaches include Brad Angelo, Doug Kent, Ryan Shafer, Jack Jurek, Pat Healey, Joe Ciccone, and Cindy Coburn-Carroll. Cost is $139 and includes lunch, camp report card and wall certificate. Contact Mike Westfield at 982-5560, Tonawanda Lanes at 694-4120, or visit www.tonawandabowling.net.

Bowling for Kids camp for all skill levels ages 6-14 will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 3 to 26 at Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road, Lancaster. Each session includes group instruction, etiquette, the foul line, oiling of the lanes, ball selection and more. Cost is $64 and includes shoe rental. For information or to register go to williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080.

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Chess

Nardin Academy will host a video game creation camp and chess camp July 16-20. For ages 5-15, there is an introductory/advanced week of chess provided by USA Chess. Tuition includes trophy and chess set. For ages 8-15, there will be two introductory/intermediate level Video Game Creation sessions on MS Windows using game maker. Each camper will receive a T-shirt, trophy and certificate with photo. Animation creation programs are also available. Call (888) 652-4377 or visit www.chesscamp.com.

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Child Care/Preschool

Four Seasons Child Care Center in Getzville offers a weekly day camp starting June 25. Activities include swimming, soccer, tennis, themed projects, and field trips. Call 568-1140 or visit www.fourseasonsfamily.com.

Childtime Learning Centers in Orchard Park and Williamsville offer learning enrichment programs for ages infant through 12. Camp includes field trips, a school readiness program, arts, sports, nature, music, cooking and more. Weekly cost varies by location. Visit www.childtime.com or call (877) 624-2602.

Roly Pollies in East Amherst and Orchard Park offers day camps for children ages 3-9 to promote motor skills, fitness, music and creative arts. A.M. camp for ages 3-7 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. P.M. camp for ages 3-9 meets Monday-Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 689-6151, 662-7424 or visit www.rpwny.com.

Monkey See, Monkey Do Children's Book Store will host preschool camps including: Let's Go To Spain for ages 4-9 July 2; The Mother Goose Club for ages 3-5 July 2, 9, and 23; Kindermotion for ages 3-5 July 6, 13, 20 and 27; Zoo Train Adventures for ages newborn to 7 July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, and 15; Breakfast with Curious George for ages 3 and up July 6 and Aug. 3; and Fancy Nancy Tea Party for ages 3 and up July 13 and Aug. 10. Costs and times vary. For information visit www.monkeysread.com or call 204-8417.

The Jewish Community Center in Getzville offers camps for children this summer including kiddie camp (3- and 5-day options), summer in the suburbs, and summer in the city. Camps begin June 25. The JCC is also sponsoring Camp Centerland in Elma from June 25 to Aug. 17 for grades K-10. Prices vary. JCC camps are directed by experienced, dedicated and well-trained staffers. Daily activities include swim lessons by certified instructors. Visit www.jccbuffalo.org or call 688-4114, ext. 336.

Foundations Preschool in Orchard Park offers Kindergarten Readiness Camp for those entering school in September. There is also a Pre-K Multi sensory Camp for ages 3-5, a Handwriting camp for students in grades 1-6, and a Make, Bake and Eat camp for ages 2-3. Call 667-9377 for dates for these camps or visit www.foundationspreschool.net.

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Dance/Music

American Academy of Ballet in Williamsville offers summer intensive classes for dance students to study ballet, modern, pilates, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical. There is also an intensive course for intermediate to advanced students. A Princess Camp is also offered for girls ages 4-8 (divided into groups) from 9:30 a.m. to noon beginning the week of June 25 and ending the week of Aug. 10. Call 688-4774 or visit www.aab-buffalo.com.

The Royal Academy of Ballet and Dance, 949 Englewood Ave., will run its camp July 2-20. Camp is run under the direction of Elizabeth DiStasio-Waddell and is open to dancers of all ages and skill levels. Call the Academy at 835-3585 or visit www.royalacademyofballet.com.

Vivace String Camp, running July 29-Aug. 5 at Houghton College, is an overnight music camp for students ages 10-18 who play guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, and bass. Activities include playing in orchestra and chamber music groups, concerts to listen to every night, an optional water park day trip, the camp talent show and the camp concert. Contact (585) 567-4877 visit www.vivacestringcamp.com.

Instrumental music students in grades 9-12 are invited to the Fredonia Summer Music Festival on June 24-30. Performers and teachers provide opportunities for learning, improving technical skills, and expanding musicality. Call 673-4628, or visit www.fredonia.edu/music/festival.

Artpark in Lewiston's rock camp will be held July 16-21 for ages 10-13. An advanced camp will be held July 23-28 for ages 15-18 although childern younger may be eligible based on experience and teacher recommendation. Camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is open to guitarists, bassists, and keyboardists. Enrollment requires a minimum of two years experience on instrument. Cost is $250. Call 754-4375 or visit www.artpark.net.

Artpark's Celtic music camp will run Aug. 13-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 12-17 with a minimum of two years experience on instrument. There will be instruction by musicians in traditional fiddle, flute and whistle, bodhran and more. A perfomance will take place Aug. 18. Cost is $250. Call 754-4375 or visit www.artpark.net.

Irish Dance Camp for ages 3-10 will run Monday through Friday from July 16 to 20. Instructor Ellis Rochez-McKenna will teach the basics of Irish step dancing. Students will also learn the types of music, to count and pick up the music. Cost is $54. To register or for more information visit williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080.

Music Mania Broadway Bound! will run Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 13-17 for grades 3-9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Monkey See, Monkey Do Children's Book Store. Learn show tunes, choreography, painting, writing your own lines, costume creation and more. Cost is $649. For information visit www.monkeysread.com or call 204-8417.

The Guitar Factory in West Seneca will host a Summer Music Adventure Camp throughout July and August. Participants will receive two months of lessons, an acoustic or electric guitar package, a clinic with local legends, T-shirt, and two tickets to Summer Jam. Cost is $399. Call 677-0908.

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Day camps

"Camp of the Valley" will be held at the Valley Child Care Center on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (earlier hours available). Cost is $30/day and includes meals. Social service payments accepted. Contact Sarah Loehfelm at 823-8299, ext. 106, or email sloehfelm@thevalleycenter.com.

Niagara University's Summer Youth Camp operates June 25-Aug. 17 for ages 6-12. Hours are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with extended care 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for an additional charge. Camp includes tours of the Castellani Art museum, themed weekly activities including sports, around the world, holidays and game shows. Call 286-8055 or visit www.niagara.edu/summer-youth-camp.

Kenmore Schools Day Camp runs four sessions -- June 25-July 6, July 9-20, July 23-Aug. 3, and Aug. 6-17 -- from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hoover Middle School. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-12. Camp includes swim lessons, golf lessons and tennis lessons. Cost is $275 per each two-week session with a $50 deposit for each session. Call Ralph Critelli at 874-8402 or ext. 355 or 861-0648 after 3 p.m., or visit www.kenton.k12.ny.us.

Gan Israel day camp in Getzville runs sessions 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4-22 and July 25-Aug. 12. Camp is for boys ages 3-8 or girls ages 3-12. Activities include arts and crafts, dance, storytelling, Jewish history, sports and swimming. Weekly field trips to places like Fantasy Island, Darien Lake, and parks are also included. Cost is $269 for one session or $359 for two, plus $35 registration. Call 834-1915 or visit www.chabadofbuffalo.com.

Mount St. Mary Academy Summer Session 2012 for girls entering grades 5-8 runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-10 and offers a combination of athletic, artistic, and academic courses. Participants may choose from activities including: archeology, forensics, journalism, ceramics, politics, dance, babysitting, cooking, and more. The cost of $185 includes a camp T-shirt and all supplies. Call 877-1358 or visit www.mt-st-marys.org.

The Boys & Girls Club of Eden will hold half-day camps. Artist Camp runs July 30-Aug. 2, Survivor Camp on Aug. 6-10, Around the World Camp on Aug. 13-17, and Ivy League Camp on Aug. 20-24. Cost is $75 per week. Campers depart at 9 a.m. and return to the club at 2 p.m. Call 992-2702.

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo operates Camp Turner in Allegany State Park as a resident camp for boys and girls ages 7-16. Activities include horseback riding, hiking, orienteering, low-ropes, crafts, campfires, creek-walking, archery, beach trips, sports and more. Camps run July 8-Aug. 17. Costs vary. Visit www.campturner.com.

Immaculata Academy offers a one-week Adventure Camp on July 16-20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for girls entering grades 5-8. Activities include: healthy habits workshop, digital scrapbooking, theater workshop, art and design program, and other programs. Cost is $150. Call 646-9942 or visit www.immaculataccademy.com.

Camp Hickory Hill in Varysburg offers half- and full-week camps as well as specialty camps. Boys camps include Amazing Race, Civil War Camp, Hunter Certification Camp, LEGO Camp, Illusion and Juggling Camp, Star Wars Episode VII camp and more. Girls' program options include cooking, babysitting, archery, drama, crafts and more. Costs vary. Call 631-5028, email ray@camphickoryhill.org or visit www.camphickoryhill.org.

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead is offering a history experience for students entering grades 5-8 at the Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23-27. Campers will experience daily pioneer life, crafts, cooking and sewing and more. Cost is $125 per person. Email sjacobs@hullfamilyhome.org, or call 681-6451.

Happyland in Amherst operates a camp for children 3 1/2 to 10 with swimming, sports, nature, music, crafts and more. Dates are June 25-Aug. 17, with three-day and five-day sessions available. Cost is $245 for the five-day week and $190 for three days, with discounts available for early enrollment and multiple children. Call 688-9518 or visit www.happylanddaycamp.com.

EduKids offers daily or weekly summer programs for school-aged children June 25 through Aug. 31. Locations are in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Elma, Buffalo, Clarence, Lancaster, Orchard Park and Hamburg. Activities include field trips, sports and games, swimming and arts and crafts. Cost is $35 per day and includes camp T-shirt. Call 675-6881 or visit www.edukidsinc.com.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns will offer Camp TeBeCe at Beaver Island State Park during the weeks of July 23, July 30, Aug. 6 and Aug. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campers may be dropped off at the Club or at Beaver Island. Camp includes arts and crafts, nature classes, fishing, outdoor games, swimming, field trips and more. Lunch is provided or children can bring their own. Weekly fees start at $100. Call at 873-3244 or 873-9842 ext. 209 or visit www.bgcnt.net.

The Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora sponsors Camp Ska-No-Ka-San for children in grades 2-9 in the Town of Holland. There are several one- and two-week camps beginning June 25 and ending Aug. 10. Cost varies per camp for members and non-members. Boys camp is June 25-July 8. Girls camp is July 16-27. Each runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 652-4180 or visit www.bgcea.org for information.

The Town of Hamburg Recreation Department runs a camp for boys and girls ages 6-14. One-week sessions begin June 25 and run 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with extended hours available. Cost per week for residents is $120, $130 if bus pick-up is needed. Cost per week for non-residents is $150, $160 if bus pick-up is needed. Sibling discounts available. Call the Recreation Department at 646-5145 or register online at www.townofhamburgny.com.

Elmwood Franklin offers a summer day camp for children ages 3 1/2 -14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 25-Aug. 3. Activities include theater arts, organized sports, arts and crafts and field trips. Call 877-5035 or visit www.elmwoodfranklin.org.

The Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club will sponsor camps for boys and girls ages 4-14 on June 25-Aug. 10. Camp Together is open to ages 4-8 and is held at Hyde Park from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $55. Camp at Maple Avenue, for ages 8-14, will be held at Maple Avenue Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It offers hiking, canoeing, swimming, and more at a cost of $55. Camp at the Club is open to ages 6-12 and is held at the Boys & Girls Club, 725 17th St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at a cost of $50. A $10 registration fee per child applies to all camps. Call 282-7181.

Sacred Heart Academy will host a variety of art and music camps including: Three-dimensional camp June-25-29; Fabric Painting Fun on July 16-20; Filmmaking Camp on July 16-20; Make It! Camp on July 23-27; Musical Theater Camp on July 23-27; and School of Rock on July 23-27. Other camps include cooking, leadership, experience China, service, Do It!, and a variety of science camps. Costs and dates vary. Visit www.sacredheartacademy.org or call 834-2101.

Summer Camp in the City will run Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 24-Aug. 24 at The Salvation Army Mitchell Owen Community Center, 960 Main St. Activities include sports, leadership challenges, educational adventures and field trips for ages 5-12. Registration fee is $35 per child. Camp fees per week are $150 for one child, $225 for two, $300 for three, and $375 for four children. Scholarships and financial assistance available. Call 883-9800 or visit www.buffalosalvationarmy.org.

A summer workshop for children entering Pre-K through grade 7 will run 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 25-Aug. 3 at Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Activities include literature and summer reading, hands-on math and science activities, reading comprehension and phonics, arts and crafts, and more. Cost is $140 per week per child with family discounts offered. Daily rates are $35. Applications are at www.annunciationschoolelma.com. Deadline is June 11. Children need to bring a snack and lunch. Call 681-1327 or email office.annunciation@gmail.com.

Dunkirk Conference Center will host a camp for ages 5-12 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 25-Aug. 31. Activities include swimming, hiking, sports and games. Meals provided. Cost is $30 a day. Visit www.dunkirkcc.com or call 366-1900.

The Park School will offer a six-week session July 2-Aug. 10 for children ages 3-14. Camps are divided into early childhood, junior, and senior. Programs include special theme days and events. Costs vary depending on package. T-shirt and lunch included. Visit www.theparkschool.org/summer, or call 839-1242 ext. 133.

The African American Cultural Center will run the Jumpin' Jambalaya summer program June 25-Aug. 24, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., for boys and girls ages 6-12. Campers receive instruction in history, theater arts and more. Call 884-2013 or visit www.africancultural.org.

Daemen College and the Thomas Reynolds Center are sponsoring a Learn and Perform summer camp to assist students who struggle with reading and writing skills. It is designed for students entering grades 3-6, and runs July 9-20. Daemen also offers Italian camp, Aug. 13-17; Improv Workshop; Buffalo Engineering, Awareness for Minorities and more. Call 839-8253.

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Disabilities

ADHD Summer Treatment Program offers a day camp July 2-Aug. 10 for children entering grades 1-10 with academic or behavioral problems. The cost is $2,500. The camp is sponsored by Summit Educational Resources Center. Call 629-3444 or visit www.summitadhdcenter.org.

Cradle Beach in Angola is offering a residential summer camp for low income, disadvantaged or disabled children ages 8-16. The camps are designed to foster a love of learning. Activities include recreational sports, arts and crafts, bonfires, and beach hikes. There is a sliding fee scale, multi-child discount, and other payment options. Sessions start June 25 through Aug. 18. Call 549-6307, ext. 205, email admissions@cradlebeach.org or visit www.cradlebeach.org.

Duffield Camp and Retreat Center in Delevan will hold a variety of camps. Cost is $285 unless noted. Visit www.campduffield.org for a list of camps and descriptions.

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Educational

The Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies hosts sessions 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Erie One BOCES Center on Harlem Road in West Seneca the weeks of July 16-19 and July 23-26 for incoming freshmen through graduating seniors. The theme of this year's camp is "The Power of One: Civil Rights are Human Rights." Visit www.summerinstituteofbuffalo.org or email Andrew Beiter at abeiter@springvillegi.org.

St. Francis' Summer Enrichment Program is for boys entering grades 6-8. One-week sessions run July 9-27. Activities include: art, computers, math, science, sports, and field trip days. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Call director Nick Grew at 627-1200, ext. 423, or visit www.stfrancishigh.org.

Canisius High School offers an enrichment Summer Session for students entering grades 9-12. The program runs June 25-July 27, 7:45-11:45 a.m. Courses include college prep, SAT prep, English, math, health, and sciences. Call 882-0466 or visit www.canisiushigh.org.

Cardinal O'Hara's enrichment camp runs July 9-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp will include HSPT prep, math, creative writing and reading, gym time and more. Cost is $50 for one week or $100 for two. Call 695-2600 or visit www.cardinalohara.com.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude's enrichment camp for boys grades 6-8 will be held in two sessions: July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $80 per week, $150 for both weeks. Call 826-3610, ext. 243.

The Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Inc. is hosting its Tomorrow's Leaders Camp (TLC), 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 25-July 6. This year's theme is "Building a Better Me," and will focus on health and wellness. Open to children ages 8-13. Camp is held at St. Margaret Church, 1395 Hertel Ave. Cost is $75 per child or $125 for two children, scholarships and family rates available. Contact director Robin Mann at 831-2298 or robin@eccpasa.org.

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is running "Collegiate Summer," a four-week program for boys entering their eighth grade year July 2-27. Students will have classes each morning that include: reading, writing, math, science, critical thinking, and technology. There will also be group recreational activities in the afternoon. Cost is $425, and the camp runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 874-4953, email pkennedy@sjci.com, or visit www.sjci.com.

Canisius College Literacy Center will hold a summer reading and writing camp in two one-week sessions, July 16-20 and July 23-27, for students in grades 2-12. Each day has a scheduled one-hour reading camp, followed by a writing camp. There is a reduced price for enrolling in both camps. Students can enroll in reading one week and writing the next for the reduced price. Call Ginny Carver at 888-3728 or email carverv@canisius.edu.

Niagara County Community College will host one session of Digital Photography at its Sanborn campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9-13 for ages 8-18. Cost is $184 and includes a T-shirt, supplies and lunch. Campers must bring their own digital camera. All levels of experience invited. Call 614-6470 or email mlopoyda@niagaracc.suny.edu.

Cardinal O'Hara will offer an International Language and Culture Camp for students entering grades 6-8, July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers will learn about the Spanish language, culture and foods. Cost is $100. Call 695-2600 ext. 307 or visit www.cardinalohara.com.

Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation offers a day camp for special needs children ages 5-15 who live in the Town of Tonawanda or Village of Kenmore. The camp runs in two-week sessions July 5-Aug. 13. Call Dennis McDonald at 831-1001.

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold Summerspace '12 from June 25 to Aug. 3 for girls entering grades 5-8 with both half- and full-day options. Many camps are taught by faculty members. Costs vary. Call 834-2101, ext. 311 or visit www.sacredheartacademy.org.

Nichols School hosts a Girl Power camp for ages 10-14 or grades 5-8 on July 9-13. Activities include artwork, crafts, movement, nutrition, and more. Nichols will also host SAT Prep sessions Aug. 6-17. There will be a Driver Education course July 9-Aug. 24, a Writing for the College Application course July 10-26, an Intro to Study Skills camp July 30-Aug. 3 for high school students, a Forensic Science Camp from July 16 to 20, and a Science Olympiad from June 25 to 29. Costs vary. Visit www.nicholsschool.org or call 332-6380.

Computers For Children, Inc. will host several free technology camps for grades 7-12 on July 10-20. Classes will run 2-3 weeks at various locations. Visit www.computersforchildren.com or call 823-7248, ext. 568.

The University at Buffalo North Campus will offer a Leadership Communication camp Aug. 13-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for students in grades 9-12. Camp offers a hands-on, interactive training program focused on the key skills associated with effective leadership. Cost is $450. Call Lance Rintamaki at 645-1158 or email rlance@buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo will offer "The Ancient Roots of War: Society, Weapons and Tactics" Camp for high school students and older July 9-13 at 330 Millard Fillmore Academic Center, Ellicott Complex, North Campus. Cost is $375. The workshop will provide students with hands-on experiences in confronting many of the issues that are involved in the study of ancient military history. Call Donald McGuire at 645-0745 or email dmcguire@buffalo.edu or call Timothy Boyd at 645-2711 or email twboyd@buffalo.edu.

"Camp Peaceprints" will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16-20 and July 23-27 at St. Margaret School, 1395 Hertel Ave., for children ages 8-13 with youth assistants ages 14-18, adult volunteers welcome. This year's theme is "Peace with the Earth, Peace on Earth" and uses cooperative games, activities, and features speakers from community groups to teach about social justice and community building, all with an emphasis on nonviolence, peaceful confict resolution, and consensus. Includes weekly field trips and park excursions. Cost is $100 per week. Sponsored by the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, Interfaith Peace Network and Western New York Peace Center. Call Vivian Waltz at 362-9688 or email vivian@sisterkarencenter.org or call Vicki Ross at 884-0582 or email victoryross@verizon.net.

Holy Angels Academy is hosting "Soaring High" for girls entering grades 6-8 July 9-27. This year's themes include: Time Travelers, Light the Torch! (Olympics), and Fashion and Design. Camp includes academics, special projects, athletics and weekly field trips. Call Mary Colby at 834-7120 ext. 309.

The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center will offer a one-week camp of career and technical education for grades 4-7 July 9-13 at 3181 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Camp runs 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $160 and students must bring their own lunch. Classes include Baby-sitting 101, Blast'Em (Rockets), Cars Too, Comic Strip, CSI, Eco-Friendly, Escape to Paradise and more. Call (800) 836-7510 ext. 4442, email atrautman@onboces.org or visit www.onboces.org.

St. Bonaventure University will host camps for 14- and 15-year-olds in July, ranging from four to seven days. Sessions include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Computer Animation and Narrative Writing for Girls, Rugby, Community Engagement and Service Learning, Broadcast, and Jazz Band Performance Workshop. Cost for the seven-day camps are $500 residential, $300 day camp. Four-day camp costs are $300 residential, $175 day camp. Visit www.sbu.edu/summercamps, or contact Larry Sorokes at lsorokes@sbu.edu or 375-2304.

The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center will host space camps for $125 per person. "Rocket Girls" for girls grades 6 and up runs 9 a.m.-noon July 16-20. "Rockets: The Way to Space" is open to all students grades 6 and up and runs 9 a.m.-noon July 30-Aug. 3. Registration deadline is June 30. Call 379-8686 or visit drclc.org.

Einstein Monkeys Enrichment Camp will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 9-Aug. 15 for ages 4-6 at Monkey See, Monkey Do Children's Book Store. Cost is $300. Also, Journey Through Genres Summer Literacy Camp for grades 1-4 will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 9-Aug. 15. Cost is $180. Other camps include Magic Tree House Camp for grades 1-4 July 23, 25 and 27; and Young Authors Camp for grades 4-8 July 30-Aug. 3. Visit www.monkeysread.com or call 204-8417.

Fencing

Fencing Center of Buffalo will offer full-day camps throughout the summer for beginners and experienced fencers. Participants must preregister and prepay. Call 553-3448 or visit www.fencingbuffalo.com.

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Field hockey

Field Hockey Fever Camp will be held at Iroquois High School. Beginners/Modified is held August 6-10 and Varsity/JV is held Aug. 13-17. Cost is $95. Contact Kelli Ruchalski at 445-7874 or kruchalski@yahoo.com.

Orchard Park will run a girls camp June 25-29 for grades 5-10, 9 a.m.-noon. Call 209-6295.

The Sweet Home High School camp is open to athletes in grades 6-12, July 23-27. The camp, directed by Dawn Kauderer-Kromer, runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $75. Each participant must have goggles, a mouth guard, and shin guards. Beginners welcome. Call 250-1424.

At Williamsville South High School, beginners and experienced players practice offensive and defensive skills along with the strategy of team play. Cost is $110. Grades 3-8 run June 25-July 29 and grades 8-12 run Aug. 13-17, both 9-11:30 a.m. Register at williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080.

WHISE GUYS clinic at Nichols School will run 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-11. Players will receive feedback on technical and tactical skill, and get practice and playing time. Cost is $295. Call 445-0131 or visit www.whiseguys.com.

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Fishing

Stream Side Guide will run Fly Fishing Instruction Camp at Fellowship Hill, Springville. Call Paul Rainville at 238-5491 or visit www.streamsideguide.com.

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Fitness

"Do the Dash" is a PAL Fun Run in conjunction with the Subaru Chase. This is a free event for boys and girls ages 5-13 held July 15 at 7 p.m. Pre-register at the PAL office. Call 851-4615 or visit www.buffalopal.com.

TREO Sports & Fitness will host six summer performance programs, four at TREO Sports and Fitness in West Seneca and two at Nichols School. Camps include: Complete Performance for ages 14-18 (June 25-Aug. 17); College High Performance for seniors and college athletes (June 18-July 27); Specialized Speed and Agility (June 18-July 27) for new and returning college athletes; Total Conditioning Youth Performance for ages 10-14 (June 25-Aug. 17). Nichols camps include: Speed and Agility Performance for ages 14-18 (June 19-July 12 and July 17-Aug. 9; College High Performance for seniors and college athletes (July 19-26). Costs vary. Call 677-4022.

G.O.A.L.S. (Go Out and Live Strong) camp, held at Nichols School, will run two sessions for ages 7-12, on June 25-29 and July 23-27. Build team, health, and sports skills. Cost is $200. Call Bambi Horton at 332-5100 ext. 125 or visit www.nicholsschool.org.

Karate/Tae Kwon-Do/Kenpo Camp for ages 3-12 will be held at the WNY Karate Center, 4209 Transit Road. Camp for ages 3-4 runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. June 26-July 26 and July 31-Aug. 30; for ages 4-12 runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. June 26-July 26 and July 31-Aug. 30. Cost is $50. Register at williamsville.augusoft.net or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.

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Floor hockey

A session at Sweet Home High School runs July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to noon for students entering grades 2-7. Focus will be on skill development, competition and a round robin tournament. Cost is $60, and includes T-shirt and prizes. Sticks and eye wear will be provided or participants may bring their own. Call Dave Gerspach at 250-1254 or email dgerspach@shs.k12.ny.us.

Primordial Elite Girls Dry Land Hockey Strength and Conditioning Camp fruns Aug. 27-31. It features anti-concussion training, quickness, speed, acceleration, explosive power endurance, timing, balance, and breath control. Space is limited. Call 213-8895 or visit www.primordialstrengthsystems.com.

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Football

"Be the Best" Lineman football camp will be held June 26-28 at Dunkirk High School 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at Depew High School 4:30-8 p.m. Cost is $150 for all three days, and includes T-shirt and jersey. Visit www.BTBfootball.com.

Cross Training Football's seventh annual 2-Day Impact Camp will be held July 10-11 at Sahlens Sports Park, 7070 Seneca St., Elma. A one-day camp in leadership and skill training will be held July 24. Both camps are free, and require a deposit that will be refunded on the last day of camp. Camps are designed to teach leadership and skill training. The camp is for one quarterback, one wide receiver and one defensive back. The program includes video, team-building, object lessons, workbook, group discussion and problem solving. Call 393-3744 or visit www.crosstrainingfootball.com. Cross Training Football's second annual JV and Modified Impact one-day camp will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24 at Sahlens Sports Park. Camp guarantees a 6-to-1 player-coach ratio for instruction in the basics of QB, WR and RB individual play coupled with working on two-man routes with your team. Camp will close with positional competition and awards. To register players call 393-3744 or visit www.crosstrainingfootball.com.

The Jim McNally Offensive/Defensive Linemen training camp will be held 5-8 p.m. July 26-28 at the Sweet Home High School athletic fields for linemen and tight ends grades 9-12. Instruction will focus on up-to-date run blocking and pass techniques. Cost is $120 ($110 if preregistered) with team discounts available. Call Gene Zinni at 433-5354 or visit www.coachmcnally.com.

The Cardinal O'Hara varsity coaching staff and players are hosting a free football camp for boys going into seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. The camp will be held at O'Hara High School at 39 O'Hara Road in Tonawanda on June 25-27, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and June 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call Monsignor Leo McCarthy, chaplain and coach, at Blessed Sacrament Rectory (834-4282 Ext. 404) to request a registration form.

The University at Buffalo will host Jeff Quinn Buffalo Bulls camps for players entering grades 9-12 at the UB North Campus. All-day camps are June 10 and June 24 at $45. Passing OL/DL camp is June 9 at $45. A youth camp is also available June 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.ubcamps.com or call 645-3177.

The St. Joe's program hosts camp July 9-13 from 5:30 to8 p.m. at the St. Joe's AFSC Athletic Complex. Open to boys entering grades 7-9. Campers must bring shorts, T-shirt, turf spikes or sneakers, and a mouth guard. Cost is $100. Call 874-4953, email pkennedy@sjci.com, or visit www.sjci.com.

The 25th Jim Kelly Football camp will be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium on June 24-28. A one-day clinic is also available July 24. Call 204-0900 or visit www.jimkellyfootballcamp.com.

The annual IMPACT QB/WR/DB camp will be held at Sahlen's Sports Park, 7070 Seneca St., Elma, July 10-11. Staff includes Jim Kubiak, Jason Mangone, Kevin Mason and Mark Kelso. Camp will feature video analysis, leadership training, defensive coverage recognition, one-on-one matchups and competition. Registration deadline is June 15. Call 393-3744 or visit www.crosstrainingfootball.com.

ECC Team Camp will be held July 16-20 at the ECC South Campus football field in Orchard Park 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per student. Call Dennis Greene at 851-1898 or email greene@ecc.edu.

High School Player Development, held at the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse, is June 4-8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Athletes in grades 9-11 will focus on skill training and academic counseling. Players must have helmet, shoulder pads and a copy of a sports physical. There is no cost. Contact director Anthony Truilizio, Jr. at 430-8989, email atruilizio@buffaloschools.org or visit www.nflhspd.com.

Joe Namath/John Dockery instructional camp will be held July 15-20 at Western Connecticut State Univ., Danbury, Conn. Open to boys ages 8-18. Call (866) 626-2841, visit www.joenamathcamp.com or e-mail joenamathcamp@hotmail.com.

Orchard Park will offer a conditioning program July 3-Aug. 9 for students in grades 7 and up. Session times are 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Camp will include weight-lifting, stretching, agility programs, and fundamental techniques to prepare for next season. Directed by Orchard Park coaches. Call 209-6295.

Nichols School will host a non-contact camp July 31-Aug. 2 for students grades 5-9. The program is designed to introduce and improve basic skills, and help players develop safe techniques. No experience necessary. Cost is $40. Call 332-6380 or visit www.nicholsschool.org.

Canisius High School will offer a camp July 23-27 at the Stransky Complex, 2885 Clinton St. This camp is for boys in grades 7-8 and runs 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $100. Apply at www.canisiushigh.org under Athletics, or call 882-0466 ext. 241.

Cardinal O'Hara will offer a free clinic for players in grades 7-8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25-28. The clinic will teach techniques and fundamentals. Call 695-2600 ext. 307 or visit www.cardinalohara.com.

St. Mary's of Lancaster will hold a camp July 9-11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $50. Contact Dan Gill at 683-4824, ext. 35 or e-mail dgill@smhlancers.org.

Primordial Elite quarterback, lineman and wide receiver conditioning camps will run June 25-29. Features include shoulder health and mobility, mental preparation, speed, quickness, explosive power endurance, anti-concusssion training, elasticity, first-step separation and sports breathing for control. Space is limited. Call 213-8895 or visit www.primordialstrengthsystems.com.

NFL Flag Football Training Camp will be held Aug. 19-23 for ages 7-12 at Dodge Elementary Fields. Includes instructional and running skills as well as offensive/defensive strategy and concepts. Cost is $83. It's Part of Williamsville Weeks of Wonder (WOW) program at Maple East Elementary. Register at williamsville.augusoft.net or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.

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General camps

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center's Adventure Day Camps start July 2 for ages 5-18. Camps include: Pee Wee Naturalists, Nature Explorers, Advanced Explorers, Adventure Week, and Expedition Week. Cost varies for members and non-members. Call (585) 457-3228.

The Summer Scholars experience at the Park School provides an academic day camp experience for students entering grades 112. Programs run Aug. 13-17 and Aug. 20-24 and include: Messy Sloppy Art, All Star Sports, Dancing at the Park., Art in the Park, A Walk in the Park, On the Road to Broadway, Game Set Match, Making a Difference, Road Trip, and English as a Second Language. Programs are taught by Park School faculty members at the school's campus, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. Costs vary with sibling discounts available. All programs include lunch and daily recreation. Call 839-1242 or visit www.theparkschool.org.

The Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 East Delavan, will host a Summer Adventure Camp on June 25-Aug. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages 4-13. Activities include weekly field trips, Mayor Brown Summer Reading Challenge, sports, arts and crafts, weekly themes and more. Trips include Strong Museum in Rochester, Martins Fantasy Island, Buffalo Zoo, Hidden Valley and Tifft Farm Nature Preserve. Breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided. Call Heather Sengbusch at 896-7021.

Aurora Waldorf School offers early childhood programs for ages 2-6 and summer camp for ages 6-12 on July 9-13, July 16-20 and July 23-27. Call 655-2029 or visit www.aurorawaldorfschool.org.

Buffalo State College will host "Camp UpRising: A camp for the curious, imaginative and adventurous," a week-long day camp Aug. 6-10 for ages 10-18. Cost is $200 and includes lunch. Visit www.campuprising.com or call 878-6223.

Nardin Academy will host "Gator Days" for girls entering grades 5-8. Camp runs 9 a.m.-noon June 25-29 and July 9-27. Activities include arts and crafts, sculpture, writing and poetry, drama, Irish dance and music, digital media arts, sports and team building. Cost is $150 per week. Contact Kathy McHale at kmchale@nardin.org or 881-6262 ext. 1380.

Dunkirk Camp and Conference Center will offer youth camps featuring games, music, crafts, worship, swimming, a rock-wall and ropes course, campfires and more. Camps include: Pilgrim Camp for grades 1-5 June 24-30; Explorers Camp for grades 1-6 July 1-7; Pioneers Camp for grades 2-8 Aug. 5-11; Jr. High Camp for grades 7-9 July 1-7; and Senior High Camp for grades 10-12 June 24-30. Specialty camps including Outdoor Adventure, Sports Tournament, Theater Camp and Swimming camps also available. Costs vary. Call 366-1900 or visit www.dunkirkcc.com to register.

Monkey See, Monkey Do Children's Book Store will host a variety of camps for elementary and middle school children. Camps offered are: Art Safari Discovering Great American Artists; American Girl Victorian Wedding Celebration; Hunger Games Training Camp; Pirate Adventures; Kids Yoga; Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief; Super Heroes and Villains; a variety of book clubs; Cupcake Diaries; Monkeys Write; Harry Potter and Hogwarts; Girl Power; Messy Art Camp; Star Wars; Reader's Theater Fluency Fun; Diary of a Wimpy Kid Goes to the Movies; Mangia Summer Camp; Fairylicious; and Wearable Art workshop. Costs, dates and ages vary. Visit www.monkeysread.com or call 204-8417.

Christian Summer Camps will be hosted by the Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center. Camps include: Specialty Programs, Youth, Teen, and Family. Costs vary. Call 549-1420, visit www.pioneercamp.org or email info@pioneercamp.org.

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Golf

Buffalo Olmsted Park's camps run July 3 through Aug. 2. Boys and girls ages 5-17 are eligible for sessions at Delaware Park and South Park courses. Students are divided into age groups with each group meeting once a week. Cost varies. Campers must bring clubs. Call Steve Harber at 207-1630.

Bob-O-Link Golf Club will run a camp July 16-20 for boys and girls ages 8-14. It will teach full-swing basics, short-game basics, and etiquette. Cost is $125. Call 662-4311.

A camp taught by Jim Dref will be held at Bob-O-Link Golf Club Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 11 to 29 and Aug. 20 to 24. Focus will be on etiquette, rules, instruction on the driving range, and nine or 18 holes of golf daily. Call 875-7649 or 783-2987.

Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School is hosted at Holiday Valley, Ellicottville for all levels. Three half-day sessions, one- and two-day schools, and private hourly lessons are available. Costs vary. Call (800) 624-4653, visit www.ritson-sole.com, or email info@ritson-sole.com.

Nichols School will conduct five days of on-course instruction at various courses June 18-22 and June 25-29. Camp focuses on improving putting, chipping, pitching, sand play, long game, and is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. Transportation from Nichols is included. Cost is $350 per session. Call 332-6380 or visit www.nicholsschool.org.

The Police Athletic League of Buffalo and the Erie County Parks Dept. will host "Clubs for Kids." WNY-PGA pros will review fundamental skills and warm-ups, and lead golfers through an exhibition. Clinics run 9-11:30 a.m. July 5, 18, and 25. Open to boys and girls ages 5-17 at no cost. Call 851-4615 or visit www.buffalopal.com. The PAL will also run free clinics for boys and girls ages 5-17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 9 (at Delaware Park) and July 23 (at Cazenovia Park). Call 851-4615.

Junior Golf Academy for grades K-4 taught by Chris O'Connor includes an explanation of the game, instruction in grip, stance and swing fundamentals, long and short game and etiquette and rules. Camps run for four sessions at Maple West gym for $67 from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday-Thursday throughout July. Register williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080. Also, a class will be held for kids ages 10-15 held by Mike Wojcik at Dodge Elementary Fields. Bring a 7, 8, or 9-iron. Call 626-8080.

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Gymnastics/Cheerleading

SubZero All Star Cheer Teams will host camps/clinics focusing on fundamentals, stunts and tumbling. These camps will run throughout the summer, beginning June 25. Costs vary. Full and half-day camps are available with theme weeks and special guests. Camps are held at 2500 Commerce Pkwy., Lancaster. Call 510-5677 or visit www.subzeroallstars.com.

Niagara County Community College in partnership with the Buffalo Jills will hold one session of Camp Cheer at its Sanborn campus July 8-12 for ages 8-18. Camp is available for teams and individuals and is a commuter and residential camp. Fees range from $250-$345 and include a T-shirt and meals. The camp will focus on teamwork, commitment and hard work. All levels of experience are welcome. Call 614-6470 or email mlopoyda@niagaracc.suny.edu.

Flips Gymnastics & Sport is offering a camp for ages 3-14, July 9-Aug. 24. Full- and half-day programs are available with theme weeks and special guests. Call 433-8811 or visit www.flipkids.com.

The Greater Buffalo Gymnastics and Fitness Center, 1641 North French Road, Getzville, will conduct camps and gymnastic classes July 2-Aug. 24. The Boys & Girls Summer Adventure Camp, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for children 5-13, includes gymnastics, tennis, swimming, trampolines, a foam put, obstacle coarse, arts and crafts, games and more. Class options and prices vary. Call 639-0020 or visit www.buffalogymcenter.com.

Clarence Red Devils Cheerleading Camp will run 9 a.m.-noon July 30-Aug. 2 at Clarence Middle School for students entering grades 5-8. Camp will teach students proper technique for jumps and motions, chants, and a new cheer and dance. Instruction by the Clarence High School Cheerleaders and coaches. Cost is $100 and includes a T-shirt. To register call 407-9001 or visit www.clarenceschools.org.

Sacred Heart Academy will host a cheerleading camp 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 23-27 under coach Jessica Thrush. All experience levels welcome. Camp includes basics of motions, jumps, cheers, sidelines, stunts, routines and dances. Call 834-2101 or visit www.sacredheartacademy.org.

A camp for grades K-12 teaching sideline chants, game-time cheers, dance, jumps and stunts will runs at Maple West gym July 30-Aug. 3 for $88. Grades K-4 will work 9-11 a.m., grades 5-8 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and grades 9-12 2-4 p.m. Register at williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080.

Orchard Park Community Education will host a Cheerleading Camp for girls interested in trying out for the 2012-2013 JV or Varsity Squads. The camp will meet Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. July 9-Aug. 1. Directed by Orchard Park Coaches. Call 209-6295.

The Southtowns YMCA is offering sports and gymnastic camps for ages 5-13. The sports camp will take place at the Eggert Road location and the gymnastics camp at the Southtowns Branch on Southwestern Boulevard. Both camps begin June 25 and run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours available. Camps also include instructional and recreational swimming, arts and crafts and more. Cost is $169 for non-members or $133 for members. Call 674-9622.

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Horseback riding

Alfred University will host a residential English equestrian camp July 15-21 for boys and girls ages 14-17. Cost is $875. Registration deadline is June 15. Equestrian day camps for ages 8-16 will be June 25-28 and July 23-26. Cost is $350 per week. Registration deadlines are June 15 and July 3. Visit www.alfred.edu/summer.

Spruce Meadow Farm in Clarence holds a summer camp for ages 5-15 beginning the last week in June. Open to riders of all skill levels. Morning, afternoon, and full-day sessions are available. Along with horsemanship, activities include crafts, games, and a horse show at the end of each week. Visit www.sprucemeadowfarm.com or call 741-2346.

Hoofbeats of Orchard Park will offer riding camps. Four-day camps are open to children 6 and up under the direction of Karen Kindel. Call the Community Education office at 209-6295.

Greendale Farm in Holland offers weekly sessions throughout the summer. Call Susan Braen at 479-2020 or email scbraen@verizon.net.

Rosebud Equestrian Adventures in Arcade will hold sleepaway camps weekly Sunday through Friday during July. Cost is $750. The overnight camp offers young riders a chance to practice the discipline of their choice: hunter/jumper, equitation, dressage, western, trail riding, mounted games, and obstace training. There are two sessions per day. Contact Charlene Aronson at 863-4770 or visit www.rosebudstables.com.

Northland Farm is holding weeklong sessions for ages 6-12 starting July 9-Aug. 24. Cost includes weekly cookouts and special activities. Call (585) 762-4383.

Camp Blue Skies' camp for ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one runs Aug. 13-17. Registration is $25 and transportation will be available each day from Gilda's Clubhouse on Delaware Avenue or Hospice Mitchell Campus on Como Park Boulevard in Cheektowaga. Camp is at Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center in East Aurora. Call 332-5900 ext. 204 or visit www.hospicebuffalo/campblueskies.

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Ice hockey

The 14th Todd Marchant school will conduct a session for boys and girls July 23-28 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Northtown Center in Amherst. The camp is for Mites, Squirts, Pee-Wees and Seniors and includes 16 on-ice hours, hands-on teaching by Marchant and other area coaches, dry-land activities, guest speakers, lunch, jersey, and an autographed photo of Marchant. Cost is $365. Call 688-4301 or visit www.marchanthockey.com.

The Paul Grundtisch Hockey Schools is offering several programs. Weekly Power Skating and Skills clinics will run July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10 at Leisure Rinks and Aug. 20-24 at Holiday Twin Rinks. The first session is for ages 6-9, the other two sessions are for ages 6-9 and 9-13. No beginners please. Cost is $175 per class. The Shooting and Stickhandling School for intermediate to advanced players ages 9-13 will be held at Leisure Rinks on July 9-12 at 10:15 a.m. or 1 p.m. The cost is $160. The Defensemen School will run July 23-26 at Leisure Rinks. Each day consists of two one-hour sessions. Cost is $165. Call Holiday Rinks at 685-3660, Leisure Rinks at 675-8993, or visit www.holidayrinks.com.

Former Buffalo Sabres player Jason Dawe will run Pro Hockey Camps at the Northtown Center at Amherst, July 30-Aug. 3. Amherst Tigers Federation Head Coach Mark Mobus will instruct with Dawe. Open to players ages 9-16. Visit www.jasondaweprohockeycamps.com.

The Bob Janosz Goalie School will hold four camps at the Northtown Center in Amherst. Adult camp will be held June 1-3 at $225. Sunday Review Clinics offer three options: Footwork Clinic, Saves Clinic, or Select Clinic. Sessions run July 8-Aug. 19. Cost varies. Game Skills Camp runs July 16-20. Cost is $325 for players, $425 for goalies. Preseason Tune-up Camps are Aug. 6-10 at the Northtown Center and Aug. 13-17 at Holiday Twin Rinks. Cost for preseason camps is $445. Call 308-9224 or register at www.bobjanosz.com.

The Robby Glantz Power Skating and Puck Handling Clinic will run Aug. 24-27 at Holiday Twin Rinks. Clinic will cover technique, speed training, power moves, puck handling, shooting and more for Mites through Bantams. There will be six hours of on-ice instruction. Cost is $175. Contact Rich Parisse at 751-2133, email rdjlparisse@hughes.net or visit www.robbyglantz.com.

National Powerskating will hold a 10-week program for ages 4-up Sundays June 24-Aug. 26 at Holiday Twin Rinks, to cover all aspects of technical skating instruction as well as puck handling and individual skills. Players will be grouped by age. Cost is $300. Visit www.nationalpowerskating.net or call (888) 341-5032.

Sport International Hockey Academy will return to Leisure Rinks on July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 20-24. Each player will recieve a take-home video analysis. Visit www.siha.com or call (800) 724-6658.

Nichols School will hold a Development camp for boys and girls ages 7-12 Aug. 6-10. Each camp comprises both on-ice and off-ice activities. Cost is $275 and includes jersey. Call 332-6380 or visit www.nicholsschool.org.

St. Joe's is offering a camp for boys entering grades 7-9, July 30-Aug. 3 at the Northtown Center. Hard work, accountability, sportsmanship and being a good teammate are the program's foundations. Cost is $175. Call 874-4953, email pkennedy@sjci.com or visit www.sjci.com.

Fredonia State's camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 runs Aug. 27-31 from 10-11:30 a.m. and includes 1 1/2 hours of ice time each day. Cost is $100. The camp intends to improve fundamental skills as well as teach new techniques. Small ice games training camp will be held Aug. 27-31 for boys and girls ages 13 and up. Camp runs 8:30-9:30 a.m. and is designed to provide older players with an opportunity to improve their skills. Cost is $50. Call 673-3101, 673-3334, e-mail meredith@fredonia.edu, or visit www.fredonia.edu/athletics/camps/.

Nichols Girls Hockey Camp for ages 8-18 will run 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. August 13-17 at the school. Two programs will run: a general skills program which offers skill development, skating, stick handling, etc.; and an elite program (limited to 30 skaters) for those who play at travel or high school level and have at least six years experience. Cost is $325 per program. Visit www.nicholsschool.org/summerprograms.

Turcotte stickhandling school will hold two camps at Holiday Twin Rinks. Mite/Squirt level meets 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Pee Wee/Bantam 1-3 p.m. July 9-13. An Elite Program for Pee Wee and Bantam aged players will run July 16-20. Cost is $325 for basic camp, and $425 for Elite camp. Call (800) 732-2894 or visit www.turcottehockey.com.

Nichols School will host the Graeme Townshend camp Aug. 20-24, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for ages 8 and up. The program is a skating and checking skills clinic taught by Toronto Maple Leafs Skating and Skills coach Graeme Townshend. Lunch is provided. Program not for goalies. Cost is $425. Call 332-6380 or visit www.townshendhockey.com.

The eighth Amherst Tigers Skills Clinic directed by Mark Mobus will be held at the Northtown Center at Amherst on May 11-13 for boys and girls 5-11. Cost is $35. Visit www.tigershockey.org, or email Mobus at mmobus@amherstschools.org.

Canisius High School will host a Hockey Showcase made up of four teams for seventh-eighth grade students from local private and public schools. Each team is made up of 15 skaters and two goaltenders. Registration is limited to the first 60 skaters and eight goaltenders. Showcase includes 5 games per team over a six-week period July 12-Aug. 14 at Holiday Twin Rinks. Cost is $140 and includes jersey and six on-ice sessions. For information call Jim Mauro at 882-0466, email mauro@canisiushigh.org or visit www.canisiushigh.org/athletics.cfm.

The Micucci Goalie School will host three sessions: A four-week program July 15-Aug. 5 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Northtown Ice Center in Amherst, cost is $300; and week-long camps July 23-27 at Holiday Twin Rinks and Aug. 27-31 and Leasure Rinks, from 8 a.m. to noon, cost IS $400. Visit www.micuccigoalieschool.com.

The Steal The Show Overspeed and Defensemen Camps will run July 23-27 at Holiday Twin Rinks and Aug. 16-20 at Leisure Rinks. A girls only camp will run July 30-Aug. 3 at Holiday Twin Rinks. Camps feature techniques and skills. Call 627-2758.

The Next Level Player Development four-day camp will run in two sessions, July 25-28 and Aug. 13-16, at Holiday Twin Rinks. Camps will focus on creative puck control skills with turns, pivots, fakes and inside and outside edge skating work. There are classes for Mite/Squirt, Pee Wee and goalies. Visit www.nlplayerdevelopment.com.

The ninth High School Hockey Summer Overspeed and Scrimmage Camp will run July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, and Aug. 2 at Holiday Twin Rinks. Sessions include 45 minutes of overspeed drills and 30-40 minutes of scrimmaging. Times range from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $145. Call Steve Ferrentino at 866-4430 or Joe Marszalek at 648-6638.

Mite, Squirt, Pee-Wee, Bantam/Midget, Girls 10 and over, and High School player clinics will be offered July 9-12 at Leisure Rinks. Girls skate 10:15-11:15 a.m., Mites/Squirts skate 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pee-Wee's skate 12:15-1:15 p.m., Bantams skate 1:15-2:15 p.m., and High School/Midget players skate 2:15-3:15 p.m. Cost is $70. Contact Joe Marszalek at 648-6638 or Steve Ferrentino at 866-4430.

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Lacrosse

Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp for boys ages 8-18 will be held July 23-26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a cost of $235. Fastbreak also offers a youth camp for boys and girls ages 4-7 from 9 to 11 a.m. July 23-26. Cost is $100 before June 1, $115 after. Visit www.fastbreakwny.com, email fblcamp@hotmail.com, or call 636-1152.

Orchard Park conducts a camp June 25-July 30 for boys and girls entering grades 3-10, Mondays and Wednesdays 9-11 a.m. Directed by Orchard Park coaches. Call 209-6295.

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy (BLA) Rising Stars program is open to boys entering grades 1-8. Camp runs July 9-12 from 9 a.m. to noon. All BLA coaches are current and former professional and/or college lacrosse players. The BLA 3-Day Skill Academy will run July 10-12 for grades 9-12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.buffalolacrosse.com, email info@buffalolacrosse.com, or call 839-0589.

Canisius College will host a camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 for boys 8-14 at the Demske Sports Complex. Cost is $225. Visit www.gogriffs.com, call 888-8480 or email lalleyb@my.canisius.edu.

The 15th HotShots Lacrosse Camp at Amherst High School will run 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-7 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 8-18 July 18-21. All skill levels welcome. Camp is staffed by college players and local high school and college coaches. Cost is $220 (early registration, sibling, and team discounts available). Visit www.hotshotslaxcamp.com.

The Buffalo Bandits will hold a camp July 23-27 at Nichols School for girls ages 1-13 and boys ages 7-18. Instructors include Joe Smith, Rich Kilgour, Mark Steenhuis, and coaches Darris Kilgour, Randy Mearns, and Brendon Burke. Cost is $250. Call Scott Loffler at 855-4122, email scott.loffler@sabres.com or visit www.bandits.com.

Sweet Home will offer travel lacrosse for boys 11-under, 13-under, and 15-under. Teams will play others from Clarence, Amherst, West Seneca, Lancaster, and more. Games are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 or 7:30 p.m. from late June through July. Cost is $70. Call 250-1424.

Canisius High School will offer a camp June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Stransky Complex, 2885 Clinton St., for boys in grades 7-8. Cost is $100. Visit www.canisiushigh.org under Athletics or call 882-0466, ext. 241.

Mount St. Mary Academy will host a camp for girls entering grades 5-8. Camp runs July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Players of all experience levels are welcome. Cost is $80 and includes T-shirt. Campers should bring their own sticks and goggles. Call 877-1358, or visit www.mt-st-marys.org.

St. Joe's camp for boys entering grades 4-9 will be held June 27-30 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $100. Athletes will learn fundamentals with an experienced staff. Call 874-4953, email pkennedy@sjci.com, or visit www.sjci.com.

An introduction to lacrosse camp will run July 2-6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sacred Heart Academy. Instruction by Sacred Heart coach Emily Canty O'Donnell. Camp includes basic skills, techniques and concepts, stick skills and more. Participants should bring a mouth guard, goggles and a stick. Call 834-2101.

ECC Girl's Summer Lacrosse Camp for ages 7-15 will run July 9-11 and July 16-18 at ECC South Campus. Staff includes All Region and All WNYAC college players. Cost is $60 per camp. Email Jim Battin at battinj@ecc.edu or call 270-1652.

Genesee Community College will host a men's camp for grades 7-12 July 7, 14, 21 and Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Coach Dave Hoover will focus on station work, offensive and defensive skills, team transition work, and strategy. Cost is $75. Players must bring their own equipment. Email djhoover@genesee.edu.

Genesee Community College will host a women's camp for grades 7-12 Aug. 6-11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Coach Erin Lundblad will focus on stickhandling, shooting, offensive motion, defensive techniques and team play. Cost is $75. Players must bring their own equipment. Email elundblad@genesee.edu.

The 2012 Lancaster/Depew Lady Monster camp for girls in grades K-12 will take place Monday and Tuesday nights June 25-July 31. Registration takes place May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lancaster High School or forms can be mailed to Lady Monsters Club Lacrosse, 31 Ronald Drive, Lancaster, NY, 14086. Cost is $80 per player or $70 with a family discount and includes one game and one practice per week and a T-shirt. call Julie Buccieri at 807-5732 or email jbuccierie@lancaster.wnyric.org. To download a form visit www.monsterslacrosse.org.

Primordial Elite Girls Lacrosse Strength and Conditioning Camp fruns Aug. 27-31. Call 213-8895 or visit www.primordialstrengthsystems.com.

A camp for all levels grades K-8 will be held at Williamsville East High School field on the following days and times: 9 a.m.-noon, boys grades K-4; 12:30-3:30 p.m., and boys grades 5-8, July 16-20; 9 a.m.-noon, girls grades 1-9, July 23-27. Cost is $105. Learn offensive and defensive strategies. Register at williamsville.augusoft.net. An outdoor camp for girls 7-12 will be held Wednesdays from July 11 to Aug. 1 and on July 16-17. Cost is $79. Call 626-8080. CHECK THIS

Hamburg Knight Camp for boys entering grades 2-8 will run 9 a.m.-noon July 16-20 at the Nike Base in Hamburg. Cost us $110. Also, Hamburg Lady Knights camp for girls entering grades 2-8 will run 9 a.m.-noon July 16-20 at the Nike Base. Cost is $100. Visit www.thefrontieroutlaws.com.

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Outdoors/Science

The Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve are taking registrations for their Summer Discovery Camps running July 9-Aug. 31. Open to children ages 5-12. Tifft is also offering a three-day camp for ages 9-13. Camp runs 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended care options available. Some themes include: Get Grossed Out on Science, Digging Dinosaurs, Engineer It!, Magical Science, Astronomy and more. Cost varies. Register at www.sciencebuff.org or call 896-5200, ext. 345.

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will offer four sessions of weeklong day camps for children ages 8-12. Sessions are July 9-13, July 23-27, Aug. 6-10, or Aug. 20-24. Camp includes geology, weather, astronomy, rocketry and ecology activities. Cost is $155 for members and $180 for non-members. Call 627-4560 or visit www.penndixie.org.

The Buffalo Zoo will offer a nature camp July 5-Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics include "Vanishing Animals," "Life in the Trees," "Creatures of the Night," "Animal Architects," and "Cool Cats." Costs vary for members and non-members. Call 995-6128 or visit www.buffalozoo.org.

Cardinal O'Hara will host a Science and Technology camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16-20 for grades 6-8 and July 23-26 for grades 4-6. Campers will participate in science games and experiments, and learn technological skills and games. Cost is $125. Call 695-2600 ext. 307 or visit www.cardinalohara.com.

The University at Buffalo will host a Field Ecology Adventures camp for ages 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 at the Ellicott Complex on the North Campus. Cost is $200 and focuses on ecology, conservation biology, and environmental analysis. Call Sanford Geffner at 645-2245 or email igeffne@buffalo.edu.

NASA Science Space Camp will run June 25-29 for grades K-2 9 a.m.-noon and grades 3-5 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Monkey See, Monkey Do Children's Book Store. Cost is $175. Visit www.monkeysread.com or call 204-8417.

Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve will host a "Kids in the Woods" camp for ages 8-11, with the first session starting July 23. It will include nature hikes, pond explorations, crafts, games and more. Each session (three total) runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost for one week is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Registration forms available at www.dec.ny.gov/education.1967.html or by calling 683-5959 ext. 205.

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Religious

St. Vincent de Paul Camp in Angola will hold weeklong day and residential camps for children 8-13. The camp runs for six weeks, beginning July 8. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, singing and more. Cost for residential camp is $285 ($240 if paid by June 15), $150 for day camp. Financial assistance is available. Call 882-3360 ext. 7 or visit www.svdpwny.org.

Camp Inquiry 2012 will take place Aug. 5-11 at Camp Seven Hills in Holland. It is sponsored by the Center for Inquiry and is geared to helping youth confront the challenges of living a nontheistic lifestyle in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience. Call 636-4869 ext. 408 or visit www.campinquiry.org.

St. Mary's of the Lake will offer "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God" Vacation Bible School for children Pre-K through grade 5 June 25-29. Camp runs 9-11:30 a.m. and includes interactive lessons, art projects, singing, science activities, games, snacks and more. Cost is $10 per child or $20 per family. Call 627-7700.

St. Christopher Parish, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, will host a vacation bible school 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16-20. The theme is SonRise National Park and it is held at the St. Edmund site. Call 694-4310.

SonRise National Park Vacation Bible school will run 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27. Activities include games, skits, crafts, snacks, music, and bible stories for children in Pre-K through grade 5. Cost is $20 per child for the week and will be held on the campus of St. Paul RC Church, 47 Victoria Blvd., Kenmore. Call Rebecca Cambria at 873-9429 ext. 32 or email bcambria@stpaulchurchken.org.

St. Gregory the Great will host "Everything is Possible With God," a vacation Bible school, 9 a.m.-noon July 9-13 for children ages 3 1/2 to 4. Includes storytelling, crafts, music, skits, and more. Also, Disciple Camp, a week-long Faith Formation program 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-10 for students entering grades 6-8, inludes speakers, a trip to Kingdom Bound, rosary making, and more. SPLASH (Summer Program Learning About Salvation in High School) will run June 25-29 for students entering grades 9 and 10. A Jr. High Adventure Week for those entering grades 6-8 runs July 16-20 from noon to 3 p.m. Call 688-5760 or 688-3578.

Covenant Acres Camp, located in Pike, runs various day camps for children grades pre-K through 12, beginning June 24. Call (585) 493-2220 or visit www.covenantacres.org.

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Rowing/Sailing

The Buffalo Yacht Club will offer junior sailing camps beginning July 2 at their Point Albino facility near Crystal Beach, Ont. Transportation from the Buffalo Yacht Club is provided daily. Call 883-5900 or visit www.buffaloyachtclub.org.

The West Side Rowing Club is offering two sessions of Youth Crew Camp for boys and girls 12-16. No experience is necessary. Technique will be taught. Session One runs July 9-27, Session Two is July 30-Aug. 17. Cost is $435. Sessions run 8:30 a.m.-noon. Applications available at www.wsrc.org or call 881-9797.

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Scouts (Girl)

Girl Scouts of Western New York offers day and overnight camps. Several daily or weekly activities are included. Camp themes include "Go Green," "Mother Earth," "It's Your Planet," "Secret Agent Girl," and more. Prices vary. Call 888-837-6410 or visit www.gswny.org/camps.

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Skateboarding

Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park, 356 Hertel Ave., will host a camp for boys and girls ages 7 and older June 25-Aug. 31. Includes skate instruction, games, snacks and lunch, and runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Must be a member to participate. Cost is $175 per week or $40 per day. Call 871-9361 or visit www.xtreme-wheels.com. E-mail questions to info@xtreme-wheels.com.

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Soccer

The University at Buffalo will run several boys and girls camps. Dates run from June 24-Aug. 2 and costs vary. The camps for boys are: Bulls Camp, Junior Booters, Goalkeeper Training, Young Bulls, Striker Academy, and High School Elite. For girls: Kickin' and Krackin' Finishing Camp, Bulls Goalkeeper, Junior Bulls Half-Day Camp, UB Girls Open Camp, and College Prospect Camp. Call 645-3755 for information on boys camps, 645-6391 for information on girls camps or visit www.ubcamps.com.

The 11th "Just For Kicks" camp will run July 9-13 at Kenney Field in the Town of Tonawanda from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a half-day option available. Boys and girls ages 4-14 at any skill level are invited. Cost is $125 for a full day and $75 for a half-day and includes T-shirt, ball, and lunch. Call Bobby DiNunzio at 876-3593 or Gino Pinzone at 472-8251.

Canisius College will host a girls day camp for students in grades 9-12 from 2 to 7 p.m. May 6 in the Koessler Athletic Center. Cost is $75 and includes a T-shirt. Visit www.gogriffs.com.

Canisius High School will run a camp 8-11 a.m. June 25-29 at the Stransky Complex, 2885 Clinton St. for boys in grades 7-8. Cost is $100. Call 882-0466, ext. 241 or apply at www.canisiushigh.org under Athletics.

Delaware Soccer Club will host several camps. Sessions are open to boys and girls 9 a.m.-noon. Recreation players camp runs July 9-13 and July 16-20 for ages 5-12. Travel players camp runs June 25-29 for ages 10-13 and July 23-27 for ages 14-16. Call 833-3616 or visit www.delawaresoccerclub.com.

The Amherst Soccer Association is holding a camp July 23-27 for ages 5-11 from 9 a.m. to noon and for ages 12-18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North French Soccer Complex. Cost is $129. Camp includes training stations, camper challenges, games, coaching demos and more. A high school/college preseason prep camp is also available Aug. 6-10 for ages 13-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $152. Register at www.amherstsoccer.com or email camp director Brendan Murphy at brendan@amherstsoccer.com.

Holy Angels Academy will hold a girls camp July 30-Aug. 3. The camp includes skills, drills, conditioning, scrimmages and strategy conducted by varsity and JV coaches. Contact Bethanne DePonceau at 834-7120, ext. 337.

Orchard Park Community Education offers a camp for girls in grades 9-12 who have played at least one season of Varsity, JV, or modified soccer. Camp runs on Tuesdays from June 26-July 24, from 9-10:45 a.m. Also, a Girls Soccer Finishing Camp for high school players in grades 9-12 will run July 11, 18 and 25 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Call 209-6295.

Fredonia State will run an overnight camp for girls ages 12-18 on July 15-18 at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. Cost is $425 per person or $375 team rate. Email case@fredonia.edu or call 673-3279.

Houghton College is offering two sessions: July 22-27 and July 29-Aug. 3 for grades 4-12. A mini-camp for grades 1-3 will run July 30-Aug. 2. Costs vary. Visit www.houghtonsummercamps.com.

St. Joe's is hosting a camp for boys grades 7-9, July 16-20 from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Joe's AFSC Athletic Complex. The goal is to help participants develop fundamental skills. Campers should bring shorts, T-shirt, turf cleats, or sneakers. Cost is $100. Visit www.sjci.com, email pkennedy@sjci.com or call 874-4953.

WNY Exceptional Seniors camp for boys and girls in grades 7 and up runs 9 a.m.-noon July 9-13. Coach Tim Kronenwetter (Empire Buffalo) and Bernie Feldman (ECC men's head coach) will fortify skill levels and offer an opportunity to be assessed for WNY seniors' game and Empire Buffalo play. Cost is $50 for Silver Creek players and $75 for non Silver Creek players. Email timkronenwetter@yahoo.com.

Mercurial Soccer Camp at Cazenovia Park, Potter Road Field, for ages 6-17 runs 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 25-29. Cost is $45 for the week (or stay until 3 p.m. for $55). Email mercurialrush@gmail.com.

Sweet Home youth coed camp for ages 4-9 at Sweet Home High School will be held in two sessions from 6 to 7 p.m. The first session is May 21-July 2 and the second July 9-Aug. 13. Costs vary. Call 250-1424.

Kenmore Soccer camp at Green Acres Elementary School will run June 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-13. Cost is $65. Call 873-2353 or visit www.kenmoresoccer.com.

Little Champs Soccer is an active introduction to soccer that teaches basic skills and includes lead-up games for boys and girls ages 3-11. Dates are July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6 and 13 at Mill Middle School. Call 626-8080.

Niagara County Community College will host a camp for girls ages 10-18 at its Sanborn campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-13. Cost is $159 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. NCCC women's coach Anthony Massop will focus on scoring and saving goals. All levels of experience invited. Call 614-6470 or email mlopoyda@niagaracc.suny.edu.

Buffalo Soccer Academy will host a Select 18 Camp for boys and girls ages 9-16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23-27 at Nichols, 1250 Amherst St. Cost is $325 by July 1 and $350 after July 1. Participants will recieve a comprehensive assessment/evaluation with recommendations on areas of improvement. Call 510-8031 or visit www.buffalosocceracademy.com.

WNY Flash Camp will run 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25-28 at Sahlens Sports Park, 7070 Seneca St., Elma. Camp includes skills training, passing, receiving, shooting, defending, footwork, attacking, and goalkeeping concepts. Participants will be broken into age groups. Coach Aaran Lines will oversee the camp. Cost is $250 until May 15, $275 after May 15, and $350 after June 1. Team discounts available. Includes lunch, beverage and a T-shirt. Visit www.wnyflash.com or call 655-7529.

Soccer League Blue Division camp for ages 6-8 will run Mondays from June 25 to Aug. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $84. Soccer Level I for ages 4-6 will run Mondays from June 25-Aug. 6, Wednesdays on June 27-Aug. 15, Thursdays on June 28-Aug. 9, and Saturdays on June 23-Aug. 4 Cost is $63. PC Soccer for ages 3-4 runs Mondays from June 25-Aug. 8, Wednesdays from June 27-Aug. 15 and Saturdays from June 23-Aug. 4 Cost is $63. All camps at North High Dodge Road fields. Visit williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080.

Sahlen's Sports Park Summer Soccer Camp will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-10 for players 7-14. Curriculum includes drills, competitions and games, and guest apperances from the WNY Flash Professional Players. Snack and lunch provided. Cost is $199 and includes a T-shirt. Early registration, family and team discounts available. Call 655-7529.

The Golden Griffins camp runs July 16-20 at the Demske Sports Complex for boys and girls ages 5-13. Camp includes skill sessions, lunch, gym time, swimming, technique and tactical sessions, a World Cup Tournament and more. Cost is $150 per person for a full day or $100 for a half day. Family and staff discounts available. Kwame Oduro at 888-8488, email odurok@canisius.edu or visit www.gogriffs.com.

The Frontier Outlaws Soccer Camp for boys and girls entering grades K-4 will run 9-11 a.m. Aug. 6-10 at Lake View Athletics in Lake View. Cost is $75. Visit www.frontieroutlaws.com.

Boys and girls ages 8-15 are invited to a coed camp at the Park School on June 25-28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Instructors include Brendan Murphy, goalkeeper for the 1999 St. Lawrence University team that won the NCAA Division III men's championship. The cost is $180 for basic registration (by June 8), with extended care available. Call 839-1242 ext. 128, email tford@theparkschool.org or visit www.theparkschool.org.

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Swimming/Diving

The UB Buffalo Diving Camp will run June 25-30 in the Alumni Arena Natatorium. Cost is $540 for resident campers and $370 for day campers. Coaching staff includes Karla Helder, Russ Dekker, Meili Carpenter and Michael McDowell. Call 645-2659 or visit www.ubcamps.com. Also, The UB Swim camp will run July 8-12 for ages 8-18 at the Natatorium. Activities include team building and dry land exercises, lectures, videos, practice sessions and more. Cost is $520 for resident campers and $320 for day campers. Call Andy Bashor at 645-3145 or visit www.ubcamps.com.

The Alfred University Residential Swim Camp, directed by head coach Brian Striker, will be held July 8-13. The cost is $445 residential, $295 commuter (team and early bird discounted rates available). The camp is open to experienced swimmers entering grades 7-12. Deadline is June 1. Visit www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/swimming.cfm.

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation will offer synchronized swimming classes beginning June 25 at Brighton Pool, Lincoln Pool and Kemore Pool from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Participants must be able to swim unassisted. Call your local pool: Brighton at 693-3505, Lincoln at 833-7757, or Kenmore at 873-6225.

Fredonia State camp will run July 9-13 for divers of all abilities. Training sessions two times a day. Cost is $475 for residential, $275 commuter, and $150 half-day commuter. Visit www.fredoniabluedevils.com, email crawford@fredonia.edu or call 366-6723. Swim Camp will run Aug. 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $25 per camper. Call 673-3101.

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Tennis

The University at Buffalo will host a camp for boys and girls 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 13-17. Beginner campers will focus on fundamentals such as footwork and grip. Advanced players will work on tactics, drills and conditioning, and match play. Register at www.ubcamps.com or call 645-5534 or 645-6669.

Village Glen Tennis Club offers a daily and weekly camp for ages 4-18 June 25-Aug. 31. Skill levels are pee-wee, junior, and supervised match play. Costs vary. Call 633-1635, email dcastellan@villageglen.com or visit www.wnytennis.com.

The Alfred University Tennis Skills Day Camp, directed by coach Dave Brady, will be held July 30-Aug. 3. Camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 7-12. Beginner through advanced levels welcome. Cost is $150. Deadline is July 15. Call (607) 871-2612 or visit www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/tennis.cfm.

The RiverRock Tennis and Education Association will host an eight-week age 10-under camp, sponsored by the USTA and BNCTA. QuickStart Tennis Camp is held Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 starting June 4. A junior league is open for teenagers at the beginner and novice levels Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. throughout July. Matches are held at Riverside Park. Cost of each camp is $25 with scholarships available. Call RiverRock Tennis at 876-9815.

Nichols School will run two development training program sessions for boys and girls ages 12-18. Sessions run June 18-22 and Aug. 13-17. Cost is $225 per session. Call 332-6380 or visit www.nicholsschool.org.

Tiny Tot Tennis for ages 4-5 will have three sections beginning June 25 and running through July 19 at North High Courts. Cost is $35. Bring a racket. Also, beginner through intermediate tennis for ages 6-15 will have six sections beginning June 25 and running through Aug. 9 at Williamsville North High Courts. Cost is $45. Bring a racket. Visit williamsville.augusoft.net or call 626-8080.

Houghton College holds a camp July 22-27 for ages 10-18. Cost is $425 for resident campers and $345 for day campers. Visit www.houghtonsummercamps.com.

The Miller Tennis Center is offering weekday camps for boys and girls ages 4-18 with full- and half-day options, and flexibility to select the number of days and weeks desired. Camp is run under the direction of PTR Master Professional Todd Miller. The camp features tennis instruction and games for all levels, along with recreational swimming. Sessions begin the week of July 2. The advanced summer academy is for tournament-level juniors only. Intense drilling, tournament preparation, match play, and fitness are featured. Call Miller at 632-8600, visit www.millertenniscenter.com, or email millertenniscenter@verizon.net.

The Police Athletic League of Buffalo hosts "Raging Racquets," a clinic for beginners and intermediate players at McMillan Courts in Delaware Park. Boys and girls ages 7-17 are welcome. Two sessions are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays the weeks of July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, and 9. Session I is 8:30-10 a.m.; Session II is 10:15-11:45 a.m. Fee is $20 per week and includes a T-shirt. Scholarships available. Call the PAL office at 851-4615 or visit www.buffalopal.com.

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Theater Arts

Creative Allusions Productions will host three camps 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Harlem Road Community Center in Amherst, with early drop-off and late pickup available. Students will learn acting, improv, mime, music, and more. Students ages 5-9 will perform "Winnie The Pooh" July 9-28, ages 9-12 will perform "Camp Rock" July 9-28; and ages 13-18 will perform "Sweeney Todd" July 30-Aug. 18. Call 523-3572 or e-mail pmaier@creativeallusionsproductions.com.

Nichols School will run "Curtain Up!" Theater Camp on August 6-17 for grades 9-12. Camp focuses on acting, singing and dancing and concludes with a live performance of Guys and Dolls. Activities include rehersals, daily dance or yoga, acting technique and technical workshops, head shots and more. Directed by Alexandra Mathews. Cost is $600 for a two-week program. Call 332-6380 or visit www.nicholsschool.org for information.

Artpark in Lewiston offers theater camp Aug. 13-17 for ages 9-14. Attendees will be guided through principles of acting, singing, dancing, storytelling, and more. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $250. Admission to Aug. 16 matinee performance of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" is included. Call 754-4375 or visit www.artpark.net.

Theater of Youth Summer Theater School will run camps June 26-Aug. 10 for ages 4-14 at the Historic Allendale Theater, 203 Allen St. Classes are dedicated to supporting a process-oriented approach to the practice, refinement and appreciation of the theatrical arts. Call 884-4400, ext. 304 or visit www.theatreofyouth.org.

Cardinal O'Hara High School Drama Camp will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16-20 for students entering grades 4-6, and July 23-27 for grades 6-8. Camp features workshops and classes in makeup, lighting/sound, set design and acting and culminating with a performance featuring camp participants. Cost is $100. Call 695-2600 or visit www.cardinalohara.com.

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Track and Field

The University at Buffalo will conduct a coed day camp July 8-11 for ages 12-18. There will be sessions for both track events and field events. Visit www.ubcamps.com, email vam3@buffalo.edu, or call 645-3468.

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Volleyball

The University at Buffalo volleyball team will host several camps for girls. High potential camp for ages 13-18 runs July 13-16; All Skills Camp for girls 10-18 runs July 13-16; Position camp for ages 10-18 runs July 17-18; and Team Skills/Competition Camp for ages 13-18 runs July 19-21. Prices begin at $140 and include lunch and dinner. Overnight or commuter options available. Contact Andreza Santos at 645-6722 or visit www.ubcamps.com.

The Eden Mizuno Instructional Volleyball Camps will run July 14-31. There are boys and girls camps at the youth and elite levels in addition to setter/defense and hitter camps. Registration includes free T-shirt. Call 510-5487 or 652-9020 or email robkier@verizon.net or pierce44@roadrunner.com. Deadline for registration is July 13.

Lancaster Girls Volleyball Camp will run July 30-Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coaching staff includes many highly successful coaches and players from Western New York. Cost is $130 per camper. Contact Sue Pernick at spernick@lancaster.wnyric.org.

Orchard Park Community Education offers an introduction to girls volleyball July 30-Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to girls entering grades 4-6. Call 209-6295.

Houghton College's volleyball camp is July 8-13, and is open to boys and girls grades 6-12. Cost is $410 for resident campers and $260 for day campers. Visit www.houghtonsummercamps.com.

Canisius College will run a camp for ages 6-18 July 23-26 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Visit www.gogriffs.com.

Canisius High School will run a camp 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6-10 in the Kennedy Field House for boys in grades 7-8. Cost is $100. Apply at www.canisiushigh.org under Athletics, or call 882-0466, ext. 241.

Holy Angels Academy Volleyball Camp for girls will be held July 30-Aug. 3. The camp will include skills, drills, conditioning, scrimmages and strategy conducted by varsity and JV coaches. Contact Bethanne DePonceau at 834-7120, ext. 337.

Sacred Heart will run a girls volleyball camp July 16-20 under the direction of assistant coach Ron Stepien. Camp is open to beginner and intermediate players. Players will be divided by skill level. Call 834-2101, ext. 311 or visit www.sacredheartacademy.org.

BNCC will hold a "Summer Aces" camp Tuesdays from July 10 to Aug. 14. Ages 8-12 will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $85. Visit www.bnccsports.com. Volley Tots Competitive Edge Volleyball camp for boys and girls in grades K-3 will run Thursdays from June 14-Aug. 23 from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Little Spikers, a two-day camp from 9 a.m. to noon for girls and boys age 6-12, will run Aug. 22-23. Cost is $75. Two-day specialty camps will run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for hitting/setting on July 9-10 and for defense July 30-31. Cost for each is $100. Visit bnccsports.com or call 677-9100.

Walt Stefani will direct the Power Station camp open to boys and girls grades 6-12 and graduating seniors. Call the Power Station at 649-7088.

Panther Volleyball Camp, directed by Sweet Home coach Rich Cicero, will take place June 25-28. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 10-17. Staff includes varsity and junior varsity coaches from Western New York who will work with players on their skills. Camp is 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $125 for residents and $145 for non-residents. Campers should bring their lunch. Sweet Home High School will also host several camps for girls grades 6-12. The Elite camp runs July 30-Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $125. Specialty Volleyball Camp for setter, middle blocker, outside hitter, and libero are July 26-27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of each is $70. All campers will receive a free T-shirt. Call 250-1424.

Volleyball Elite Camp for grades 5-8 for boys and girls to learn the basic skills from Robin Shifflet will be held at the Heim Middle gym, July 23-27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $138. Call 626-8080.

Volleyball Intense Camp for grades 9-12 is for boys and girls who want intense training in competitive drills and high-level game play taught by Robin Shifflet. It will be held at Heim Middle School on July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $138. Call 626-8080.

Jamestown High School will host two camps July 9-13. The first, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., is for girls entering grades 5-8, and the second, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., is for girls entering grades 9-12. Cost for both camps is $50 and includes a T-shirt and pizza on that Friday. Participants will learn individual and team skills including defense, setting, and hitting. Jamestown High School varsity coach Rebecca Zimmerman and JV coach Lindsey Brown along with other players will coach. Call 640-2844 or email rlzimmerman11@gmail.com.

St. Joe's is hosting a camp for boys grades 7-9, July 9-13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Goal of the camp is to help participants develop fundamentals. Cost is $100. Visit www.sjci.com, email pkennedy@sjci.com or call 874-4953.

Genessee Community College will host a women's camp 1-4 p.m. Aug. 27-Sept. 1 for grades 7-12. Coach James Mercer will teach the fundamental skills for all positions and level of players. Cost is $99. Email jlmercer@genesee.edu.

St. Mary's High School will host two camps. Middle school camp runs July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $135. High school camp runs Aug. 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $180. Call Dani Gill at 683-4824 ext. 35 or email dgill@smhlancers.org.

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Wrestling

The University at Buffalo will conduct team camp, youth camp and coaching seminars from July 8-11. Commuter cost is $270 and overnight campers cost is $365 (family and team discounts available). Call UB coach Jim Beichner at 645-6876 or visit www.ubcamps.com.

St. Joe's introductory and advanced camp runs July 30-Aug. 2 for boys in grades 2-12 from 6 to 8 p.m. The goal of the Intro camp is to introduce participants to the sport and develop the basic skills. The advanced camp will challenge athletes will feature technique, drilling and live matches. Cost of each camp is $75. Call 874-4953, email pkennedy@sjci.com or visit www.sjci.com.

Orchard Park Community Education is offering a Youth Wrestling Clinic for ages 7-13 from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 6-9. Directed by Orchard Park Coaches. Call 209-6295.

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YMCA/YWCA

The YMCA Buffalo Niagara offers a summer day camp at various WNY locations for children 5-12. Weekly themed activities include swimming, nature study, arts and crafts, group games, field trips and more. The YMCA also offers teen camp, passport to summer camp, leaders in training camp and more. Cost varies. Visit www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org.

YMCA Young Explorers camp is offered for ages 3-4 at various locations. Activities include swimming, gym time, creative projects, storytelling, rest time, field trips and more. Call 674-9622 or visit www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org for dates and pricing.

Camp Onyahsa, operated by the Jamestown YMCA, offers eight residential programs for youths each week. Sessions run from Sunday afternoons to Saturday mornings with weekend stay-overs available. Fees include meals and transportation. Visit www.onyahsa.org or call (800) 563-6115, ext. 238.

Camp Kenan, at the Lockport Family YMCA, offers weeklong camps beginning July 8 for ages 7-14. Camps include: Medieval Times, Sports-a-Palooza; Mud, Sweat & Glory; Pirates of Ontario; Olympiad; Super Hero Week; and Color Combat. Cost is $325 for members and $380 for non-members. Day Camp is available weekly from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Leadership Development Camp for ages 14-17 will host two multiple week sessions July 8 to Aug 25. Cost is $450. Family Camp will run May 25-27. Cost is $50 members, $75 non-members. Swim Camp runs Aug. 20-24 and costs $175. Call the YMCA at 434-8887, the camp at 795-3031 or e-mail ymcacampkenan@gmail.com.

YMCA's Camp Weona in Gainesville offers several overnight camps for grades 2-10 from July 1-Aug. 18. Activities include hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, crafts, and outdoor education. Rates vary. Financial assistance is available. Call 565-6008 or visit www.campweona.org.

Camp Spirit, run through the Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns, is held at 1601 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda. Camp begins June 25 and runs through Aug. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Activities include hiking, fishing, canoeing, off-site activities and more. Weekly and daily rates available. Call Franco Balassone at 876-7582 or Bobbi Jo Gibson at 873-9842, ext. 214 or visit www.bgcnt.net.

Deputy Sports Editor Dennis Danheiser was the supervising editor for this section.

The camps directory was compiled by Kelly Boquard.

The camps cover was designed by Sports Designer Andrea Zagata.

Fletcher Doyle was the main copy editor for this section.