Artpark in Lewiston offers three weekly sessions of art camp, beginning July 9, 16 and 30, with instruction in painting, drawing, ceramics and textiles; as well as Theater Camp, which begins July 23 and includes drama, improvisation and dancing. Cost is $200 for each camp, designed for ages 9 to 14. Call 754-4375 or visit www.artpark.net.
Aurora Waldorf School in West Falls offers arts and activities for three weeks, beginning July 9, July 16 and July 23, for ages 7 to 11. Cost is $160 for early registration. Call 655-2029.
Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda offers four sessions of three and four day classes of 1 1/2 hours each from July 10 through Aug. 3, for ages 6 to 12; classes include drawing, painting, introduction to sculpture, mixed media and basic printmaking. Cost is $45 to $105 a week per class. Call 694-4400 or visit www.carnegartcenter.org
Designing Dish in East Aurora offers seven weeklong camps, each with its own theme, including sessions on glass fusing, painting on canvas, tie dye and beading. There are separate morning and afternoon sessions. Classes begin July 9 and continue until Aug. 24, for ages 7 to 14. Cost is $150 for first child; $130 for second child. There are also multiple week discounts. Call 655-4456.
The Studio Arts School in Williamsville offers weeklong classes for art camp, mornings only. Weeks begin July 2, July 23 and Aug. 13, for ages 6 and older. Cost is $199. Call 634-5634.
Village Clay Your Way in Orchard Park offers morning classes every other week beginning July 9. Cost is $140 per class; classes include clay, mosaics, beads and glass and painting. Call 662-3067 or visit www.villageclay.com.
The University at Buffalo will host a baseball school for two age groups: Ages 7-12 meet July 9-12 ($165) or Aug. 13-15 ($130), ages 13-17 meet June 26-28 ($130). Contact Ron Torgalski at 645-6834 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Buffalo Bisons' three-day Youth Baseball Clinic will be held July 24, 25, and 27 (time TBA) at Dunn Tire Park. Cost is $120. Call 846-2251 or go to www.bisons.com.
Canisius College will hold an all-position softball camp for girls June 25-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $150. The pitching camp on July 9-12 runs from noon until 2 p.m for ages 6-12 and 2-4 p.m. for ages 13-18. Cost is $75. The cost to attend both camps is $210. Visit www.gogriffs.com or call coach Mike Rappl at 888-2975.
Erie Community College will hold two softball camps this summer. The general softball camp will be held July 16-19. The pitching camp will be held July 23-25. Both camps are $35 each. Call Kevin Walkowski at 983-5809.
New Era Park will host several sessions of baseball and softball camps at their facility located on South Transit Road in Lockport. Softball sessions run July 23-26 and Aug. 13-16 for 7-14 year olds. Baseball sessions run July 16-19 and Aug. 6-9 for 7-14 year olds. All camps run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each participant will receive a practice jersey and hat. The cost is $135 per week (member discount available). Call 681-3001.
Niagara University women's softball team will host two camps in July. The all position and hitting camp will run July 9-12 at a cost of $140. The pitchers camp will run July 16-19 and cost $100. Register online at www.purpleeagles.com.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude will run a baseball camp July 16-18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Boys in grades 5-9 are invited to learn the fundamentals of hitting, batting, base running, fielding and pitching. Cost is $45. Call Timon-St. Jude coach Jim Palano at 826-3610.
The University at Buffalo men's basketball program, led by head coach Reggie Witherspoon, will host several camps this summer. The College Prospect Camp is for high school athletes interested in continuing their playing career in college. Students in grades 9-12 will be instructed by the UB coaching staff and players, doing the same drills used by the Division I Bulls. Camp runs June 16-17 in Alumni Arena at UB's North Campus. Space is limited in order to maintain a low camper-to-staff ratio. Cost is $125 for day campers and $190 for overnight campers (overnight fee includes four meals). Each attendee will receive a UB reversible jersey, water bottle and free admission to the UB men's and women's home openers. . . . Full week camps (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily) for boys entering grades 3-12 will be held June 25-29 and July 30-Aug. 3. The cost is $185 for one week or $349 for both. The five-day camp features one-on-one teaching, skill-enhancement drills, instructional lectures and videos and team play. Family and team rates are available for both camps. All campers will receive a Nike UB Basketball book bag, a UB workout shirt, personalized evaluations and tickets to UB men's and women's home openers. . . . The UB Shootout/Team Camp, open to all high school varisty and JV teams, will be held Aug. 3-4. The camp will include a tournament with a four-game guarantee. Cost is $255 per team. All camps will be run by the UB coaching staff. Contact UB assistant coach and camp director Jim Kwitchoff at 645-6191.
The Kenmore West Boys Basketball Camp (formerly the Ken-Ton Community Camp) will be held July 9-13. Boys varsity coach Jim Badgley along with Mike Christman and John Hayes will focus on offensive and defensive strategies. Boys in grades 5-7 meet 8:30-11:30 a.m. and grades 8-12 meet noon to 3 p.m. The fee is $65 with family discounts available. Call Badgely at 694-6190.
The Daemen College basketball day camp will be held July 2, 3, 5-7 and Aug. 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for boys in grades 4-6 and 7-10. Cost is $150 for one week or $250 for both, with group rates available. Cost includes a T-shirt and awards. Call Daemen head coach and camp director Don Silveri at 839-8346.
The Erie Community College men's basketball team and coach Alex Nwora will be hosting the ECC Ultimate Basketball Camp July 9-13. Camp features include 3-on-3 tournament play, instruction, league games and T-shirt. Cost is $125 ($100 for early registration). Call coach Nwora at 851-1208.
The Hilbert College Basketball Camp will be held July 8-12 and 22-26 at the college in Hamburg. Cost for an overnight camper is $340 and $250 for day campers. Cost includes meals, T-shirt, reversible jersey, evaluation and basketball. Early registration and group discounts are available. Contact director Richard Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 926-8800.
The Sweet Home basketball camp will run July 9-13 for athletes in grades 4-12. Camp day runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $135. Sweet Home coach Paul Schintzius and his staff will direct the camp. Call Sweet Home Community Education at 250-1424.
The Lockport Clinic will be held at Lockport High School this summer. The Varsity/JV clinic for boys entering grades 9-12 will run July 9-13 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The JV/Modified clinic for boys entering grades 6-9 will run June 25-29 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The camp is directed by Lockport High School varsity coach Wayne Ginty. The cost is $80 for the Varsity/JV and $70 for the JV/Modified. Contact Ginty at 434-2856.
Medaille men's basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host two one-week sessions at the Medaille campus. Boys, ages 6-14, are invited to attend session one from June 25-29 or session two July 30-August 4. Both sessions run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include games, contests, lectures and individual instruction. All campers will receive a reversible jersey, T-shirt, basketball and gym sack. Cost is $200 with family and team discounts available. Call 880-2347.
Robert Morris women's basketball coach Sal Buscaglia will host a camp for boys Aug. 6-10 at St. Gregory the Great gym in Williamsville. Athletes will be grouped according to grade and ability. Cost is as low as $130 for a week-long, full-day session with personal instruction given by Coach Buscaglia. Group and early discounts are available. Call Buscaglia at 807-4774 or e-mail email@example.com.
The St. Joe's basketball camp for boys entering grades 8-9 will be held July 30-Aug. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $85. Trophies are awarded for team and individual competitions and to the most improved camper. Contact Pete Kennedy, Director of Admissions, at 874-4953 for more information.
The Bishop Timon-St. Jude basketball camp for grades 5-9 will run June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon. The camp will concentrate on all fundamentals. There will be three-on-three and full-court games daily. The cost is $70. Call Jim Palano at 826-3610.
Niagara University will host a camp for boys and girls June 25-29 and July 30-Aug. 3. Openings are still available for athletes 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 Carolyn at 286-8605.
The Fredonia State "Shoot the Lights Out" camp for boys and girls entering grades 4-12 will be held July 16-20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $135 before June 1 and $150 after. Family and team rates available. Fredonia State will also host the "Gym Rats" camp for boys and girls ages 4-9. The camp runs July 9-13 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $80. For more information contact Kevin Moore at 673-3108 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harlem Globetrotters Summer Youth camp runs Aug. 20-24 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo. The cost is $200 ($175 with JCC discount) and includes T-shirt, mini basketball, Globetrotters photo and camp photo. The camp is open to children ages 6-16. To register call 1-800-641-HOOP or visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
The Maryvale Boys and Girls camp will take place June 25-29. Girls entering grades 5-10 and boys entering grades 5-9 are invited to attend 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The camp will include all phases of the game, league play, individual contests and awards. Cost is $100 and includes camp T-shirt. . . . Maryvale will also host the Hoopville Shooting Camp July 5-6. This instructional camp is for boys and girls from grade 5 through college. Camp features pre-and-post camp evaluations, shooting instruction, drills and T-shirt. Call varsity coach Mark Kensy at 681-6291 (e-mail email@example.com) or the Maryvale Continuing Education office at 635-4666.
The Kenmore West Girls Basketball Camp (formerly the Ken-Ton Camp) will be held July 16-20. Girls varsity coach Mike Licata along with Jeff Martin, Mike Meetze and Paul Catalano will focus on offensive and defensive strategies with individual and group instruction. Girls in grades 5-7 meet 8:30-11:30 a.m. and grades 8-12 meet noon to 3 p.m. The fee is $65 with family discounts available. Call Mike Licata at 877-0913.
Canisius College will run a camp Aug. 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Koessler Center for ages 8-18. The cost is $185 (team, family and early registration rates available) and includes basketball and T-shirt. Campers will participate in daily instruction, mini-lectures, games and competitions. Contact Tara Fleming at 888-3716 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University at Buffalo women's basketball program will hold a developmental camp for girls in grades 4-12, Aug. 5-8. Cost is $250. Contact Mary Meyer at 645-3025 or e-mail email@example.com.
Daemen College will host day camps June 25-29 and July 23-27 for girls in grades 3-12. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $150 per week or $250 for both with group rates available. Campers will receive a T-shirt. The Wildcats camp is directed by Daemen head coach Dave Skolen. Call 839-8346.
Cardinal O'Hara will hold a girls basketball camp for players entering grades 4-10 on July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $75 and all campers will receive a basketball, T-shirt and written evaluation. Call coach Dan McDermott at 877-4870, coach Pat Kanalley at 693-7010 or Angelo Sciandra at 834-7376.
The Hilbert College Basketball Camp will be held June 24-28 and July 15-19 at the college in Hamburg. Cost for an overnight camper is $340 and $250 for day campers. Cost includes meals, T-shirt, reversible jersey, evaluation and basketball. Early registration and group discounts are available. Contact director Richard Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 926-8800.
Holy Angels Academy offers a camp for girls ages 8-14, June 25-29, at St. Joe's, 845 Kenmore Ave. The camp is $130 ($10 off if registered by June 1). Call Sister Kristen at 834-7120 or e-mail email@example.com.
The third Pete Lonergan Basketball camp will be held July 9-12 at the Medaille campus. Girls ages 8-16 are welcome from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Camp day includes lectures, fundamental stations, contests, mini-clinics and team play. The cost is $120 per camper (family and group rates available). Contact 634-2388.
Robert Morris women's basketball coach Sal Buscaglia will host a camp for girls July 30 to Aug. 3 at St. Gregory the Great gym in Williamsville. Athletes will be grouped according to grade and ability. Cost as low as $130 for a week-long, full-day session with personal instruction given by Coach Buscaglia. Group and early discounts are available. Call Buscaglia at 807-4774 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount St. Mary Academy will offer a camp for girls entering grades 5-8. The camp will run July 9-12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will focus on fundamentals through group and individual drills. Cost is $80 and includes T-shirt. Call 877-1358 or visit www.mt-st-marys.org.
Pete Piraino and his staff will host the Nunda Girls Basketball Camp June 25-28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for girls entering grades 7-12. Camp day features two games, fundamental drills, contest and special sessions. Athletes are placed into groups by grade and/or ability. T-shirts are available for $10 during the camp. Cost is $75. Call (585) 468-2776.
Sister Maria Pares' Basketball Camp for girls in grades 3-9 will be hosted at Amherst Senior High School. Sessions run June 25-29 and July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $150 or $275 for both sessions. Call Sacred Heart Academy at 834-2101, ext. 301.
The Lockport Clinic will be held at Lockport High School this summer. The Varsity/JV clinic for girls entering grades 9-12 will run July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The JV/Modified clinic for girls entering grades 6-9 will run June 25-29 also from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp is directed by Lockport High School varsity coach Bill Shaw and Pete Dickinson. The cost is $80 for the Varsity/JV and $70 for the JV/Modified. Contact Wayne Ginty at 434-2856.
The Full Court Basketball Officiating Camp, an instructional and try-out camp, is open to men and women, and will be held Aug. 3-4, at UB's Alumni Arena on the North Campus. The camp will be directed by Jim Huetter and Kevin Ferguson, and features various officials from different divisions, leagues and conferences, including Final Four officials Mike Kitts and Jim Burr as guests/observers. Lodging with NCAA rates is available at the Sleep Inn at the Buffalo Airport or the Hampton Inn across from campus. Cost is $225. Call 662-1824 or e-mail email@example.com
Duffield Presbyterian Center, near Delavan, offers a Christian summer camp from July 9 to Aug. 10. It provides weeklong Bible study and outdoor activities. Cost is $270. Call 835-8056 or visit www.pbywny.org.
USA Chess offers chess camp for children ages 5 to 16 from July 16 to 20 in Nardin Academy. There are morning, afternoon and all-day sessions for beginners and advanced players. Cost ranges from $245 to $410. Fee includes chess board and pieces, T-shirt, group photo, workbook and certificate. For information, call 888-652-4377 or visit www.chesscamp.com.
>Child care/pre school
Childtime Learning Centers in Orchard Park and Williamsville offer learning enrichment programs for children ages kindergarten to 12. Classes run from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 25 through Aug. 31. Weekly cost is $188. Call 689-4988 or www.childtime.com.
Foundations Preschool in Orchard Park offers Kindergarten Readiness Camp for those entering school in September. Cost is $149. Call for schedule. There is also a Pre-K Multi sensory Camp, for 3 to 5 year olds, with hands-on experiences for fun, play and school readiness. Cost is $89 and it's offered in June. Call 667-9377.
Four Seasons Child Care Centers in Amherst offers a weekly day camp for children ages 5 to 10, which includes swimming and field trips. The sessions run from June 25 to August 31. Call for information at 691-4485 or 568-1140. Visit the website at www.fourseasonsfamily.com.
The Jewish Community Center in Getzville offers Kiddie Camp for 2 1/2 to 5 year olds, features swimming and arts and crafts. There are three and five day programs (with half days for the youngest). There are separate camps for ages 3 1/2 through 8; and ages 8 through 12. Camp begins June 25 and runs through Aug. 17. There is a minimum two week registration, but the weeks don't have to be consecutive. Cost varies. Call 688-4033 or www.jccbuffalo.org.
Roly Pollies in East Amherst offers day camp for children ages 4 to 6 to promote motor skills, fitness, music and creative arts. Program runs June 26 to Aug. 28. Cost is $33 to $38 per day. Call 689-6151.
Toddle Town in Depew offers two-day weekly sessions for children ages 3 to 5, running from July 9 to Aug. 23 Cost is $200 for the first child, with sibling discounts. Call 656-8800.
Discovery Kids Learning Center in Getzville runs a day camp for children 5 to 12, running from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 25 to Aug. 24. There are water activities, arts and crafts, playground, intergenerational activities and field trips that include the Ferguson Planetarium. Weekly cost is $145, daily rate of $31, plus a registration fee of $25 per family. For more information, call 629-3463.
American Academy of Ballet in Williamsville offers summer intensive classes for dance students to study ballet, modern, pointe, running from July 1 through Aug. 3. Cost for classes vary. There is also an intensive course from Aug. 13 to 24 for intermediate to advanced students, 11 and older, at a cost of $175 per week. Call 688-4774.
The American Academy also offers Summer Stage, a performing arts day camp to study drama, video, script writing, film making. Camp runs from June 25 through July 20, for ages 6 to 16, and is divided into junior and senior divisions. Students sign up for four weeks, culminating in a performance at UB; cost is $200 per week. Call 688-4961.
Classical Ballet of WNY, Williamsville, and Lockport City Ballet offers an intensive workshop the last three weeks of August, including instruction in variation, partnering, ballet, pointe, samba and African dance. David Richardson, former associate director of the American Ballet Theater, will be teaching. Cost is $85 -- $140 per week; Call 631-1582.
All-Sport Summer Camp hosted by New Era Park at their facility on South Transit Road in Lockport will hold two sessions this summer, July 9-13 and Aug. 20-24. Each day boys and girls ages 7-12 participate in four to five sports including baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball and golf. Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch provided at noon. Cost is $135 (member discount available). Call 681-3001.
Sweet Home will host Junior Panther Sports Camps for ages 7-14 in two sessions: July 9-13 and July 16-20, both from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $105 per session, or $95 each if attending both sessions. Call 250-1424.
Trinity Church Summer Day Camp, for ages 7-11, will hold three sessions in July. The five day camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and cost $150 per week. Extended hours are available for a fee. Call Holly Maloney at 852-8314, ext. 19 or visit www.trinitybuffalo.org.
Adventure Camp in Buffalo offers day programs for children ages pre school to 13 beginning July 9. Activities include gymnastics, swimming, tennis, dance, martial arts and weekly field trips. Cost is $215. Call 639-0020.
Elmwood Franklin offers a summer day camp for children ages 4 to 13 from June 25 to Aug. 3. Activities include theater arts, organized sports, arts and crafts and field trips. Weekly cost is $225. For information, call 877-5035.
EduKids offers daily or weekly summer camp programs for children ages 5 to 12 from June 25 through Aug. 31. Locations are in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Elma, Buffalo, Clarence, Lancaster, Orchard Park. Camp themes include From Sea to Shining Sea, Sensory Safari, Sports Mania, Camping Time, Animal Planet, Wacky Olympics, Hollywood Bound and others. Cost is $32 per day. There are field trips, swimming, arts and crafts. Call 675-6881 or visit www.EduKidsinc.com.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo operates Camp Turner in Allegany State Park as a resident camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 15, running from July 8 to Aug. 17. Activities include horses, sports, archery, arts and crafts, nature studies. Cost is $309 a week; weeks start Sunday afternoon and run through Friday evening. Bus transportation will be offered at $26 round trip, leaving from St. Benedict's School in Eggertsville. Call 354-4555 or www.campturner.com.
Happyland Day Camp in Amherst operates a camp for children 3 to 10 years of age with swimming, sports, nature, music and crafts. Dates are from June 25 through Aug. 17, with half day, 3 day and 5 day sessions available. Cost for the five day week is $210. There are discounts for siblings and extended day rates. Call 688-9518 or visit www.happylanddaycamp.com
Mount St. Mary Academy offers Summer Sessions, a weeklong program beginning Aug. 13 with arts, athletics and academics, including volleyball, baby sitting, baking and cooking, acting. Cost is $170. All sessions are intended for girls entering grades 5 through 8. Call 877-1358, ext. 220 or visit www.mt-st-marys.org
Holy Angels Academy offers Soaring High for girls entering 6, 7 and 8 grades, from July 2 to July 27; math, language arts, life skills, electives and sports are offered Monday through Thursday with a field trip on Friday. Cost is $400; field trips are extra. Call 834-7120 or visit www.holyangelsacademey.org.
Immaculata Academy offers a one-week camp from July 9 to 13, for girls entering 5th to 8th grade. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes sessions on digital camera workshop, sports clinics, guest speakers from the Bead Gallery and Nickel City Reptile. Cost is $110. For information, call 646-9942 or visit www.immaculataacademy.com
Jewish Community Center offers weekly day camp in Elma for those entering Kindergarten through 11th grade. For Kindergarten through 6th grade, there is Traditional Camp; for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, there is Discovery Camp, where children learn about community service through field trips; 9th, 10th and 11th graders are in a leadership training program. Other camps and fun clubs include a Kiddie Camp for those from 2 1/2 to 5 years of age; a sports club called Scooby Do for those 3 1/2 to 8 years; as well as sports camps and others focusing on swim, art and music. Sessions run from June 25 through Aug. 31. Costs vary. Call 688-4114, ext. 309 or www.jccbuffalo.org.
Just for Kids offers summer programs for children, ages 5 to 12 from June 25 to Aug. 24. Location are in Amherst, Depew, Tonawanda, Lockport and Clarence. Activities include, arts and crafts, water play, sports clinics, outdoor games and community service. Weekly cost is $145. Call 639-8500. or www.wnyfcc.org.
Keenan Center in Lockport offers Artsplay for ages 4 to 10, with day-long sessions held from July 7 to Aug. 16. Call 433-2617.
Mount St. Joseph Academy, offers day camp sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with provisions for early arrival and late pick-up, for ages 4 through 12. Activities include art, drama, writing, sports, science, character education, swimming and field trips. Weekly cost is $170, daily is $36. Call 883-1515, ext. 373, or visit www.msja.org.
Niagara University's Summer Youth Camp operates from June 25 to Aug. 10 for children ages 6 to 12. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with extended care from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, for an additional charge. Activities include recreational sports, hiking, ice skating. Cost is $125 a week. Call 286-8055.
The Girl Scouts of Niagara County will offer two camps for girls ages 3-17. Windy Meadows Day Camp in Cambria will offer four week-long sessions of various topics beginning July 16. Daily activities run from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with late pick-up and drop-off available. Cost is $130 per week with family and group discounts available. The Zoar Resident Overnight Camp will be held July 7-Aug. 11 for girls in grades 1-12. Campers can stay three days or up to four weeks. Daily activities include swimming, crafts, nature exploration, horseback riding, cooking, boating and boating. Fees start at $120 per week and vary based on program length.
Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center offers horseback riding programs for mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled and developmentally challenged children from ages 6 to 16. programs will be offered from May through the end of August. Cost is $200 per session. Call 877-9295 or visit www.thebtrc.org.
Cheektowaga Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Services offers a day camp from July 2 to Aug. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children ages 4 to 12. The cost is $98 a week; $84 for a three-day week. There is a discount for the entire session and costs are higher for non-residents. Programs are designed for children who are developmentally delayed, learning disabled, speech impaired and with emotional disabilities, but children from the general population are also welcome. For information, call 897-7205.
Cradle Beach Camp in Angola runs an overnight summer camp for children ages 9 to 16 with disabilities. Camp runs from June 25 to Aug. 18 with activities that include recreational sports, wheelchair-accessible tree house, arts and crafts, cooking class, computer lab, low-ropes course. There is a sliding fee scale, with a $40 non-refundable application fee. Call 549-6307, ext. 205, or visit www.cradlebeach.org.
Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation offers a day camp for special needs children ages 5 to 15 who live in the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore. The camp runs in two week sessions from July 9 to Aug. 17; cost is $80. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, music, non-competitive games, swimming and field trips. Call 831-1001.
Erie 1 BOCES will hold half-day and full-day Career Summer Camps for middle school students, fostering a hands-on understanding of technical and occupational career areas. Camps are offered at the Harkness Career & Technical Center in Cheektowaga on July 23 through July 27 and at the Potter Career & Technical Center in West Seneca from July 30 through August 3. They include classes on auto care, baking, health, photography, hairstyling, computers, child care, video production. Cost is $95 for the half-day camp and $165 for the full-day camp. Space is limited. Call 821-7390 for more information.
Gideon Learning Center in Amherst offers a creative writing camp for children in grades 3 to 5. There are two sessions. The first is from July 9 -- 12 and 16 -- 19; the second is Aug. 6 -- 9 and 13 -- 16. Cost is $150 per session. Call 688-2135.
Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold Summerspace '07 for girls entering grades 5 through 8 for both morning and afternoon sessions, which run from 9 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Many camps are taught by faculty members. The cost is $200 per week (two sessions per day); $125 per week (one session per day.) Activities include basketball, volleyball, study skills, sewing, dance, drama, forensics. For more information call the Admissions Office, 834-2101, ext 311.
Buffalo Seminary will host Summer at Sem for girls entering grades 5 through 8. More than 50 courses include horseback riding, squash, movies, mysteries, singing, soccer, scrapbooking, physics, chemistry, arts and crafts, along with a weekly field trip. The program runs from June 25 through August 3. Campers may sign up for one or more weeks; cost is $200 per week, with a discount for multiple weeks. Call 885-6780.
Introduction to Card Magic Camp will be held at the Screening Room from June 25-29. Cost is $100, with instruction on card tricks, presentation, the history of magic. For information, call 982-9510 or visit www.BrianMillerMagic.com.
The Gow School in South Wales offers a five-week summer school curriculum for boys and girls ages 8-16 who have experienced academic difficulties or have language-based learning disabilities. Summer participants can be day students or live on campus. Tuition is $5,975 for residential students and $2,850 for day students who attend only academic sessions, and $3,900 for day students who attend both academic and camp activities. Call 652-3450 or go e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optimal Therapy Associates Services in Buffalo offers a handwriting camp for ages Kindergarten to 11 in July and August. The camp teaches cursive writing and printing. There is also a sensory program for children who have difficulty meeting classroom demands. Cost is $200. For information, call 836-5929.
St. Joe's is running a High School Readiness and Recreation camp for 7-8 grade boys from 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 held in the afternoon. Cost to attend is $400, and the camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Pete Kennedy, Director of Admissions, at 874-4953 for more information.
Bishop Timon-St Jude will offer three sessions of its Summer Science Exploration Camp for boys entering grades 6-9. Environmental Science will be covered in session one, July 16-20. Session two, July 23-27, will focus on Forensic Science. The final session, July 30-Aug. 3, will cover Engineering Science. Cost is $175 per session with family and multiple session discounts available. Call Kevin Mugridge at 826-3610.
Trocaire College will host the Kids on Campus program beginning July 9 for ages 4-12. Classes include Criminal Investigation, Archaeology, video production, reading, math and science. Classes vary in price and run on a weekly basis until Aug. 9. Call Mary Ann Chernowski at 826-120, ext. 1235 or visit www.trocaire.edu.
St. Francis High School's Summer Exploration for boys entering grades 6-8 will be held July 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27. Academics will be provided in morning sessions and sports clinics such as baseball, hockey, soccer and basketball will be held in the afternoon. Call Peter Cavaretta at 627-1200 ext. 414.
Fencing Center of Buffalo will offer classes throughout the summer. The first session will be held from July 16 to 20, as either half or full day for beginners. Other classes will be offered later for ages 12 to 18.
West Seneca, Sweet Home, Maryvale and Starpoint Community Education also offer fencing instruction through the Fencing Center. For cost and further information, visit the web site at www.fencingbuffalo.com or call 553-3448.
Circle Play Field Hockey Camp directed by former Olympian Christy Morgan will be held at Amherst High School, July 9-11. The camps are designed to teach the fundamentals and finer skills of the game. The camp runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with tournament play on the final day, 6-8 p.m. E-mail email@example.com.
The Sweet Home High School field hockey camp is open to athletes in grades 7-12. Session I is July 30-Aug. 3 and Session II is Aug. 6-10. The camp, directed by Dawn Kauderer-Kromer, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $70. Call 250-1424.
The University at Buffalo will host the Elite Football Camp June 23, 25, 26. Cost is $35 for a single day or $90 for all three. The Youth Football Camp runs June 24. Call the UB Football Camp Hotline at 645-3177 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buffalo Vets Little League camp hosted by Erie Community College will be held May 5, 12 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Young athletes ages 6-15 are invited to attend at a cost of $20. Call Greg Hughes 689-2855 or Dwayne Taplin 465-9029.
The 18th Jerry Butler Athletes in Action Football Camp, hosted by Niagara University, will run June 27-30. Week includes team competition, special speakers and unique competitions to challenge speed, strength and agility. Cost is $345 and includes room, board, tuition and insurance. Call 648-0748.
The St. Francis Mini-Camp will run June 16-17 at St. Francis High School. Red Raiders coach Jerry Smith and his staff will run the camp open to all students in grades 5-8 as of the end of this school year. Cost is $65 and includes instruction on offense, defense, and special teams. Lunch will be provided Saturday along with a camp T-shirt. Call Smith or Jean Sobczak at 627-1200, ext. 544.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude will hold a camp for boys ages 8-15 on July 19-22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Tifft Field. The cost is $70 and each participant will receive a T-shirt. Call Al Monaco at 823-3538.
The Cross Training Football I.M.P.A.C.T. Leadership Camp for QBs and receivers will be held at Sweet High School on June 29-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp for boys grades 9-12 is designed to train athletes how to be a leader on and off the field. They will learn in classroom and video sessions, from individual guest speakers, in team building exercises and with on field skill training by position. Cost is $100. Call 250-1424.
The eighth Tri-County Football Camp will be held July 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Gowanda. Boys and girls ages 8-14 are invited at a cost of $30. Session includes instruction, T-shirt, lunch, flag football, refreshments and awards. Call Mark Benton at 532-4053 by July 15.
Girl Scout Council of Buffalo & Erie County offers a summer day camp in Orchard Park for girls ages 5-17 from July 2 to Aug. 10. Activities include cooking, making jewelry, taking nature hikes, science experiments, acting. Weekly cost is $125-$165. Girls 9 and older have an overnight. Bus transportation is available. The Council also offers an overnight, resident camp in Holland for girls 6 to 17, with horseback riding, canoeing, photography, recreational sports, theater, from July 2 to Aug. 10. Cost for the six-day week is $180-$260. Expanded programs are more expensive. For information, call 837-6400, ext. 263.
Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts, offers day camps starting July 9 through Aug. 3 at Camp Stonehaven and Lake Erie Cooperative Society. Cost is $110, with busing offered at $40 per week. Cub Scout resident camp runs July 4 through Aug. 14 at Camp Scout Haven. Cost is $175 for youth, or $250 for youth and adult. Boy Scout resident camp runs July 1 through Aug. 11 at Camp Schoellkopf. Youth fee is $215. Camps are offered for Scouts only. Call 891-4073.
The Amherst Recreation Department will host four three-day sessions at the Audubon and Par 3 golf courses. Boys and girls ages 8-11 are invited for the June 25-27 or July 30-Aug. 1 sessions and ages 12-15 are invited to the July 9-11 or Aug. 6-8 sessions. Junior golf director Don Schneider will be assisted by PGA professionals Ron Venturini and Jim Bardo instructing campers on rules, etiquette, safety and par-3 play. Enrollment is limited to 45 students per session. Cost is $115. Call Laura at 631-7132, ext. 22 or e-mail email@example.com.
Erie County Parks hosts Junior Golf Camp at Elma Meadows Golf Course. PGA pro Dean Jewart will run four-week camps for ages 7-17 Wednesdays and Thursdays in July. Cost is $25. Golfers attend a 90-minute session once a week for four weeks. The sessions are 8:30 to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to noon, and 1-2:30 p.m. Sessions are divided by age group and all juniors will be required to bring their own equipment. Call 858-7595.
The Performance Center at Frog Hair will host four sessions of Junior Golf Camps July 9-Aug. 3. Golfers ages 8-16 meet 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are instructed by PGA Professionals focusing on the fundamentals of the sport. On-site instruction includes advanced golf technology and simulators. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Call 839-4653.
Sweet Home Cheerleading Camp will be held July 16-20 at Sweet Home High School from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp is designed to accommodate all skill levels in grades K-8 through the cheer buddy program. Daily activities include team building exercises, original Dazzle cheer material and awards for spirit and achievement. Parents are invited to attend on Dazzle Day (last day of camp) to see what their children have learned. Cost is $70 and includes Dazzle award and camp Dazzle T-shirt. Call 250-1424.
Greater Buffalo Gymnastics & Fitness Center in Getzville begins its camp activities on July 9 for seven weeks. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, for ages 5 to 13, with field trips; cost is $215 for a week, with $15 registration fee, if child hasn't been registered since September. Activities include gymnastics, field trips, swimming, tennis, martial arts and dance. Call 639-0020 or visit www.greaterbflogymcenter.com.
Cheektowaga Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Services offers a cheerleading camp for children ages 7 to 12 from June 25 to 29. Cost is $60, non-resident; $55, resident. For information, call 897-7207.
Buffalo Equestrian Center offers weekly summer camps for beginning and intermediate riders, ages 6 to 18, the weeks of June 26, July 10, 17, 31 and Aug. 7. Cost is $250 per session. Call 877-9295.
Greendale Farm in Holland offers both day and overnight camps for beginning and intermediate riders, ages 6 and older; ages 12 and older go on trail rides. Camp begins at the end of the school year and goes until the last week of August. Weekly cost is $175 for day camp and $500 for overnight. Call 941-9120.
Northland Farm in Pembroke offers five weeks of riding camp during the months of July and August for boys and girls in grades 1 through 8. Besides riding twice a day, children participate in arts and crafts, fishing and boating, sports activities and hearing guest lecturers. Call 585-762-4383 or visit the web site at www.northlandfarmstable.com.
Spruce Meadow Farms in Clarence offers a weekly riding camp for children ages 6 to 14 from June 25 through Aug. 31. Weekly cost is $400 for full day; half day is $225 for the week. Call 741-2346 or visit www.sprucemeadowfarm.net.
Skibbereen Farm in Orchard Park will conduct four day riding lessons for ages six and up. Sessions begin July 10 and end Aug. 17. Cost is $200. Call Molly Hannon at 998-3002.
Fredonia State's hockey camp for boys and girls age 5-12 runs Aug. 27-31. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to noon and includes 1 3/4 hours of ice time each day. Cost is $100. The camp intends to improve fundamental skills as well as teach new techniques. Contact the athletic department at 673-3101, the hockey office at 673-3334 or visit www.fredonia.edu/athletics/camps/.
The 12th Matt English Summer Skate Clinic for players born 1993-1995 will be held at Leisure Rinks, July 9-Aug. 23. Athletes meet Mondays and Thursdays in the evening. The clinic will focus on high-tempo skating, shooting, passing and stickhandling. Each participant receives a camp jersey. Cost is $300 or $150 for goalies (limited to three). No beginners please. Call English at 677-5775.
The Paul Grundtisch Hockey Schools will offer several programs this summer. Weekly Power Skating and Skills clinic will run Aug. 6-10 at Leisure Rinks and Aug. 20-24 at Holiday Twin rinks. Each session has groups for ages 6-9 and 9-13. No beginners please. Cost is $150 per class. Call 675-8992. . . . The Shooting and Stickhandling School for intermediate to advanced players ages 9-13 will be held at Leisure Rinks. The school runs July 9-12 from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $135. . . . The Checking Clinic for ages 10-13 will be held in two sessions: July 23-25 at Leisure Rinks and Aug. 13-15 at Holiday Twin Rinks. Cost is $90. . . . The Defensemen School will run July 30-Aug. 2. Each day consists of two one-hour sessions. Cost is $140. Call 685-3660 or visit holidayrinks.com to sign-up.
Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga will host Learn to Skate and Play Hockey classes every Monday, June 4-July 2. Classes are open to boys and girls ages 4-12. Cost is $45. Skates and helmet with face mask will be provided if necessary. Call 685-3660 or visit www.holidayrinks.com.
The ninth Todd Marchant Hockey School will conduct a week long session for boys and girls at the Amherst Pepsi Center. Mites, squirts, pee-wees and seniors are invited to attend July 23-28. Camp includes 16 on-ice hours, hands-on teaching by Marchant and other area coaches, dry-land activities, guest speakers, lunch and autographed photo of Marchant. Cost is $335. Call 688-4301 or visit www.toddmarchanthockeyschool.net.
Maximum Development Hockey School will run its Buffalo area camp at the Amherst Pepsi Center July 9-13 for ages 7-15. Participants meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fifteen hours of ice time will focus on power skating and skills while ten hours of off ice team will work on hockey training. Call 1-888-546-3423 or visit www.mdhockey.com.
The National Powerskating Summer Program will be held at Leisure Rinks on Sunday evenings from Aug. 27-31. The program covers technical skating instruction as well as puck handling and individual skills. There are separate classes for 9-and-under and 10-and-over. Call (888) 341-5032 or visit nationalpowerskating.net.
The Sport International Hockey Academy will host its Buffalo camp at Leisure Rinks, 75 Weiss Road, Orchard Park, Aug. 27-Aug. 31. The camp is open to all age groups and will focus on all aspects of the game. Call (800) 724-6658 or visit www.siha.com.
Sweet Home Community Education will host a camp at the Amherst Pepsi Center. Williamsville East head coach Mike Torrillo along with Canisius College men's coaches Dave Smith and Mike Mankowski will run the camp July 30-Aug. 3. Athletes ages 7-17 are separated by age group into five sessions throughout the day. The camp will focus on skill development, tactical situations and position-specific training. Cost ranges from $65 to $85 depending on age. . . . The Sweet Home Modified Ice Hockey camp for students in grades 6-8 will run Mondays and Wednesdays July 23-Aug. 8. Athletes meet 4-5 p.m. at the Amherst Pepsi Center. Cost is $45. Call 250-1423.
Mitchell's Skating Center in Niagara Falls will run skating classes for figure skaters and hockey players, June 25-Aug. 17. Sessions are 30 minutes, Tuesday-Thursday. Call 636-7401 or visit www.mitchellskating.com.
The ninth Fast Break Lacrosse Camp, sponsored by STX Lacrosse, will be held July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for boys 8-18 years old. The camp will be held on the Sweet Home High School facilities. Cost is $275 per camper and family discount packages are available. Special guests at the camp include lacrosse legends Gary Gait, Kyle Harrison and Sean Morris. Fast Break also offers a youth camp for boys and girls 4-7 years old from July 23-26. Camp runs 9-11:30 a.m. on the Sweet Home High School facilities. Cost is $75 per camper. To register, go to fastbreakwny.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-1152.
The Sweet Home lacrosse camp for boys entering grades 2-6 will run June 24-26 from 3-6 p.m. on the Sweet Home High School facilities. Cost is $50. Call Sweet Home Community Education at 250-1424 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Buffalo Bandits present The Summer Lacrosse Experience 2007. Coaches and players from the Bandits, area colleges and local high schools will instruct campers on the sport along with nutrition, mental fortitude and the importance of academics. The first session, located at Orchard Park High School, will run July 9-12. Session two will be held at ECC North Campus, July 16-19. Both camps run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Each participant will receive tickets to the 2008 Bandits home opener, T-shirt, pinnie and Bandits team photo. Call 855-4428 or visit www.bandits.com.
The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy (BLA) Skill School is back for year three. This summers' Skill Schools will be July 10-12 in LaSalle Park for boys ages 13-18. Registrants can sign up for one of three skill areas: shooting, defense and goalie with a face-off add-on option. Each registrant receives a reversible jersey, T-shirt, game shorts and more. For more information and registration go to www.BLA.buffalolacrosse.com or call 839-0589.
Mount St. Mary Academy will host a camp for girls entering grades 5-8. Camp runs June 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn the basics from the defending Msgr. Martin League champions. 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.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude will host a camp June 18-Aug. 2 at Father Conway Field. Boys ages 5-12 are invited to attend at a cost of $95. Players must bring their own equipment. Call Jim Palano at 826-3610.
Western New York Karate Center in Williamsville offers five week sessions, morning, afternoon and evening, beginning June 25, for children ages 3 years and older. Cost of $39.95 includes uniform. Call 631-5065.
Buffalo Zoo's day camp, called Summer Long Celebration, is being held for ages 5 to 12 in one-week sessions. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9 to August 17, with care available beginning at 7:45 a.m. and lasting to 5 p.m. for an extra charge. Children will do crafts, tour the zoo and have an opportunity to learn about animals and their habitats. Member cost is $140 per week, $133 for multiple weeks; non-members, $155 and $147 for multiple weeks, with additional discounts for more than one child. Call 837-3900.
Buffalo Museum of Science offers day camp programs for children ages 5 to 12, July 2 through Aug. 17. Times are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. although some have early drop-off and late pick up options. Science programs include Fossil Fascination; Design It; Three Two One Blast Off; Science Wizard and Wild About Insects. Pre-registration is necessary. Cost per week is $185 for non members; $160 for members. Call 896-5200, ext. 338, or visit www.buffalomusuem ofscience.org.
Camp Invention offers weeklong summer day camps, led by local educators, for children in grades kindergarten to fifth. Locations are in Lancaster and Williamsville. They provide enrichment in science, math, history and the arts. Cost is $199. For information, call 800-968-4332 or visit www.campinvention.org.
Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center is offering Explorers Camp for children ages 6 to 9 from Aug. 20 -- 24. Cost is $85. For information, call 677-4843 or visit the www.thebnac.org.
Nature Ed-Ventures is offering an Adirondack Wilderness Adventure from July 22-28 in collaboration with Cortland State College for 10 teen agers. It will focus on hiking, canoeing, an overnight camping trip to a remote island, study of natural history, with professors and college students. Home base will be at Antlers, Cortland University's Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake. The fee of approximately $825 includes accommodations, meals, transportation, equipment and program material. Students are responsible for transportation to and from Raquette Lake. Call 479-9190 for an application or visit the web site at www.natureed-ventures.com.
Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will offer five weeklong day camps for children ages 8 to 12, including trips to Woodlawn Beach and Tifft Nature Preserve for the Triple Trek Camp, where children will do fossil collecting, fish and explore sand dunes. Science Adventure camp includes rocketry, astronomy, geology. Camps go from July 16 to Aug. 10. Cost is $175, with discount for members, for Science Adventure Camp. For information, call 627-4560 or visit www.penndixie.org.
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offers several camps and programs through its Diggin' It program, with topics including plants, seeds, the rain forest, the desert, weather, plant and animal relationships. Camps include Bud Buddies for kindergarten through second graders, from 9 to noon, July 16 to 20; and Plant Pals for the same ages and same dates, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Then, Shoots and Sprouts runs from 9 a.m. to noon and Green Thumbs runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 to 27 for children entering 3rd through 5th grades. Cost for non-members is $55 for each camp; $50 for members. Children can stay through lunch for an extra fee of $15 and one-day guests can be accommodated for an extra charge. Call 827-1584, ext. 291, or visit www.buffalogardens.com.
Cheektowaga Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Services offers day camp programs for children ages 5 to 12 from July 2 to Aug. 24. Art camp offers painting, sculpture, papier mache. Summer day camp provides physical education, swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, music, nature/outdoors. Music camp features percussion instruments, singing, improvising, followed by a performance. Costs vary. For information, call 897-7207.
Gloria J. Parks Community Center offers full-day summer camp activities for kindergarten to age 12 from July 2 to Aug. 17. Camp for the younger set includes cooking, dramatics, physical fitness, arts and crafts and weekly field trips. Older kids participate in nature activities, art projects, group games and physical fitness activities. Cost is $145. For information, call 832-1010.
Kenmore Schools Day Camp offers four two-week activity sessions during June 25 and Aug. 17 for ages 6 to 12. It is held at Hoover Middle School and is open to anyone. Cost is $249 per session. Call 874-8402 or visit the website at www.keneast.info.
The West Side Rowing Club is offering Learn to Row Crew Camp. The camp is open to boys and girls 12-16 (must be 12 before June 1). No experience is necessary, the course will instruct proper technique. An advanced course, for returning campers, will introduce sculling. Session one runs June 25-July 20, session two is July 23-Aug. 17. Overall cost is $400 and includes a racing shirt and barbecue. Sessions run from 8 a.m. to noon. Applications available at wrsc.org or at the club. Phone 881-9797.
Sweet Home Community Education will hold a Self Defense camp for anyone over the age of 12. Camp runs Aug. 8-10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Heights (2545 Sweet Home Road). The camp includes 18 full hours of instruction and certificate of completion. Cost is $90. Call 250-1424.
The Town of Hamburg Recreation office will host beginner skateboard lessons at the Hamburg Skate Park for five Saturdays beginning May 5. Sessions run noon to 1:30 p.m. for ages 7 and older. Call 646-5145.
The University at Buffalo will run boys soccer camps for ages 7-17. Dates run from June 24-July 20 and costs range from $95 to $185. The camps are: Bulls Camp, Junior Booters, Goalkeeper Training, Young Bulls, Bulls Striker/Defender. Call David Hesch 645-3755 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. . . . The UB Open Girls Camp (ages 10-18) runs July 9-13 and costs $180 and the Junior Booters Girls Camp (ages 6-9) runs July 16-20 and costs $120. Call women's soccer office at 645-6391 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Kenmore Soccer Club will offer a camp for players ages 8-14 at Kenmore East High School, July 9-13 from 9 a.m. until noon. The camp will be directed by John Rojek and staffed by local high school and college coaches. Visit www.kenmoresoccer.com, call Rojek at 832-7689 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount St. Mary will host a camp July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon for girls entering grades 5-8. Varsity and JV coaches and players will instruct campers on passing, dribbling, shooting, attacking and defending. The cost is $80 and includes a T-shirt. Call 877-1358 or visit www.mt-st-marys.org.
St. Bonaventure University will host a residential camp for girls ages 10-18, July 29-Aug. 2. Each day athletes will participate in technical training, competition and various presentations on college recruiting. Cost is $350 for resident campers and $200 for commuters. Call 375-2286 or visit gobonnies.com.
St. Joe's will run a boys soccer camp Aug. 6-10, from 6-8 p.m., to help participants learn and develop the fundamental skills of soccer. Cost is $85. Contact Pete Kennedy, Director of Admissions, at 874-4953.
The Sweet Home soccer camp will be held at Sweet Home High School Aug. 13-17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Athletes in grades 4-12 will be split into leagues according to age, gender and ability. Cost is $65 and includes T-shirt. Call 250-1424.
Syracuse University introduces their new Goal Scorers and Goalkeepers for boys ages 12-19. Camp meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 8-June 14. . . . The overnight soccer camp, for boys ages 12-18, will meet July 15-19 and costs $480. The day camp for boys ages 10-18 is $355. . . . The Junior Kickers Coed Day Camp will run July 16-19. Boys and girls ages 6-10 are welcomed 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $120. For information on any of the camps, call Jaro Zawisian at (315) 443-3021 or e-mail email@example.com.
The University at Buffalo will host the UB Open Girls Camp for ages 10-18. The camp runs July 9-13 and costs $180. The Junior Booters Girls Camp for ages 6-9 runs July 16-24 and costs $120. Call the Women's Soccer office at 645-6391.
The Lockport Soccer Camp for ages 6-13 will be held in three sessions: July 9-13; July 16-20 and July 23-27. Each session will run from 2-4 p.m. on the fields behind Lockport High School. Cost is $50. Call 434-8949 or 531-1072.
The University at Buffalo will run a coed swim camps June 24-28 and July 1-5. The camp is open to ages 8-18. Contact Andy Bashor at 645-3145 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. . . . UB Diving will run a camp June 24-29 at UB's Alumni Arena. Cost is $475 for overnight campers and $300 for commuters. Camp is directed by UB coach Karla Helder. Call Helder at 645-2659 or e-mail email@example.com.
The University at Buffalo will host a camp July 23-Aug. 10 for boys and girls of all ages. Campers can attend daily ($49 per day), weekly ($210) or the complete camp ($575). Camp directors are men's head coach Sherif Zahar and women's assistant coach Kristen Ortman. Beginner campers will focus on fundamentals such as footwork and proper grip. Advanced players will work on tactics, drills, mental toughness, physical conditioning and match play. Call 645-5565 or 645-6873.
The Amherst Hills Tennis Club is offering summer camps for boys and girls ages 5-18 for full or half days, five, three or two days a week, under the direction of pro Todd Miller. The camp features tennis instruction and games for all levels, beginner through advanced, along with recreational swimming. The advanced summer camp is for tournament-level players only. Three-week sessions begin June 25. Intense drilling, tournament preparation, match play and fitness are featured. Call Miller at 632-8600.
Niagara University will host two tennis camps Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 17-19. Camps will be staffed by women's head coach Paul Calkins and men's coaches Kevin Blair along with several Division I players. Camp activities include conditioning, video analysis and instruction. Cost is $100 per session and is limited to 25 players. Visit www.purpleeagles.com/info/camps/ or call Paul at 286-8641 or Kevin at 286-8516.
Academy of Theatre Arts in Williamsville offers day-long theater camps. Musical theater camp is offered for students entering grades 5 to 8 from July 9 to 22 and from July 30 to Aug. 12. Cost is $385.
Studio Arena Theatre School offers classes for students entering grades 2 to 12, full and part-day programs, from July 2 to 27. Subjects include movement, imagination, teamwork, stage combat. Costs range from $425 to $675 for whole program. Call 856-8025, ext. 1770.
Summer Stage Performing Arts Day Camp in Williamsville offers a four-week program that runs from June 25 to July 20. The cost of $800 includes musical productions, video, drama, arts and crafts, puppetry, dance, mime, script writing, field trips. It culminates with performances at the UB Center for the Arts. For information, call 688-4961.
UB's Center for the Arts presents a theatrical arts summer program for students entering grades 5 to 8 from July 23 to 27. The all-day program includes workshops on sound, lighting, costume, scenery design, basic acting, stage combat, improvisation. Cost is $275. Call 645-6754, ext. 1388.
Walh Performing Arts Studios in Orchard Park will offer Musical Theater Summer Camp from July 9 to 20, covering, dancing, singing and acting and culminating in Disney's Cinderella; ages 7 to 11 and 12 to 14. Cost is $200. Call 675-7607.
Theater Camp at Artpark, for ages 9 to 14, is offered from July 23 to 27. Cost is $240. Catch a Rising Star, for ages 8 to 10, is offered from July 23 to 27; from Script to Stage ages 11 to 14, Aug. 13 to 17. Cost is $180 per week. Call 810-0551 or visit www.academy oftharearts.com.
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The University at Buffalo will conduct a coed day camp for grades July 9-11. The cost is $165 per camper with group rate available. Contact Vicki Mitchell at 645-6815 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medaille men's basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host a summer workout camp by appointment only. The hour-long workouts will have a maximum of four participants to ensure individual attention. Call 880-2347.
The University at Buffalo volleyball teams will hold several camps this summer. Various team and skill camps run July 14-22 for ages 10-18. Prices begin at $225. Call the Volleyball office at 645-5437 or visit www.ubcamps.com.
The Eden Mizuno Instructional Volleyball Camps will begin July 21 and run through Aug. 7. There are boys and girls camps, at the youth and elite levels in addition to setter/defense and hitter camps. Contact Robert Pierce at 510-5487 or 652-9020 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit edenvbc.org for additional information.
Panther Volleyball Camp, directed by Sweet Home coach Rich Cicero, will take place July 2, 3, 5, 6. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-18. Participants will be grouped according to ability level. Beginners will learn basic skills, while more advanced players will refine their abilities. Camp runs 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Cost is $125. . . . Sweet Home will also host several camps for boys and girls this summer. The Elite and Junior Elite camps run July 30-Aug. 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m at the high school. Cost is $110 and includes a T-shirt. Pee Wee Camp will be hosted at the middle school, Aug. 6-9, from 9-11:30 a.m. Cost is $60. Setter, middle blocker and outside hitter/defensive camp will run July 26-27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the high school. Cost is $60. Call 250-1424.
Sacred Heart coaches Ron Stepien and Chris Jank will host two camps for girls in grades 5-8. The introduction camp, for girls with no experience, will focus on passing, setting, hitting, and serving. The intermediate camp, for girls with one or more years of experience, will further develop team skills and improve defensive and offensive tactics through scrimmages. Both camps run July 23-27 and cost $125. Introduction campers meet 9 a.m. until noon and intermediate players meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 834-2101, ext. 353.
The 20th St. Mary's volleyball camp for girls will run July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to girls in grades 6-8. There will be levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. For an application, call Ken Jakubowski at 683-4824.
Walt Stefani will direct the 19th year of Power Station volleyball camps this summer. Sessions for boys and girls grades 6-12 of all skill levels run July 9-13 and 17-21. A three-day hitting camp will be held July 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is open to advanced/intermediate players only. Call Stefani at 649-7088 or e-mail WaltStefani@verizon.net.
The 10th Storm Volleyball Club will hold several volleyball camps for girls at Center Court Sports, 2912 William St., Cheektowaga. The Junior Elite camp for grades 6-9 is July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $130. The Team Camp is designed for members of Junior and Varsity teams attending together. The Junior camp is July 16-20 and Varsity is July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $130. The Varsity Intense Training and specialty camps will run July 8, 15, 29 and Aug. 5, from 6:30-9 p.m. Cost is $65. Instructors include former Division I college players and high school All-Americans. Call Center Court Sports at 897-1935 or Robin Schifflet at 688-5102.
The University at Buffalo will conduct three wrestling camps. The competition and youth technique camps run July 8-12. Commuter cost is $240 and overnight campers cost is $325. Call UB coach Jim Beichner at 645-6876 or e-mail email@example.com, or Brandon Newill at 645-3108 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joe's will host a camp July 9-12 for boys in grades 7 and 8, eighth-graders entering St. Joe's in the fall and current students in grades 9-11. Camp runs 6-8 p.m. at a cost of $50 (additional family members are free). The goal of this camp is to introduce participants to the sport of wrestling and help them develop the basic skills in a safe and fun environment. Contact Pete Kennedy, Director of Admissions, at 874-4953.
Starpoint High School will host a camp for seventh and eighth graders or ninth graders with no experience. Daily activities include technique sessions and competitions. Cost is $75 before May 16. Call Dennis Bauer at 830-2136 or e-mail DBauer@amherst.k12.ny.us.
West Seneca East High School will host a ten-day intense training session from July 16-27, Monday through Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Varsity coaches Troy Almeter, David Recor, Brian Schaal and Eric Rommesser among others will focus on conditioning and techniques. Cost is $100 before May 31 (team and W.S. student rates available). Call Almeter at 677-3530 ext. 4493.
YMCA's Camp Weona in Gainesville offers overnight camp for youths in grades 1 to 11. Activities include hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, crafts and outdoor education. Cost is $470 for six days; $830 for 13 days; financial assistance is available. . . . Camp Weona will also offer a one-week horseback riding overnight camp for ages 5-10. Activities include beginner/intermediate general horsemanship, horse care, riding lessons, ring work, feeding, anatomy and injury treatment. Call 565-6008 or visit www.campweona.org.
The YMCA Buffalo Niagara offers a summer day camp at 17 WNY locations for children ages 3 to 15 starting at June 25 and going through Aug. 31. Activities include arts and crafts, music, drama, science, nature, sports, field trips, swimming. Also, there is a mountain biking camp for grades 3 to 8, which runs June 25 to Aug. 31; a gymnastics camp, from June 25 to Aug. 17, for boys and girls ages 5 to 13; as well as sports camp, for ages 5 to 13, from June 25 to Aug. 24. Cost is variable. For information, call 565-6000 or visit. www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org.
The YWCA offers a summer day camp at five Western New York locations for children ages 5 to 12 from June 25 to Aug. 17. Activities include arts and crafts, music, drama, science and nature, sports, field trips. Cost is $50 to $150. Call 852-6120, ext. 114.
The YWCA of Niagara in Lockport hosts several camps throughout July and August in volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, lacrosse, soccer, football and floor hockey for girls in grades Pre-K through 9. Camps meet once a week for one hour. Cost is $20. For information, call 433-6714, ext. 24. The YWCA of Niagara in Lockport also hosts a day camp from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for boys and girls entering first grade though 8th grade. It's held at North Park Middle School and offers art, science, sports, recreation, swimming, with a weekly field trip that might include Toronto or Erie, Pa. Cost is $95 per week. Call 433-6714.
Southtowns YMCA in West Seneca offers a non-competitive gymnastics program for beginners already skilled in the sport. Parallel bars, uneven bars, vault, balance beam and rings are utilized. Camp runs June 25-Aug. 17. Call 674-9622 or visit www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org.
YMCA Young Explorers camp is offered for children ages 3-6 at seven locations throughout Western New York. Participants will take part in swimming, gym time, creative projects, storytelling, field trips and special guests. Camp runs June 25-Aug. 17. Call 674-9622 or visit www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org.
Compiled by News Sports Clerk Dan Kirchberger, News Features Reporter Paul Voell and News Assistant Sports Editor Dennis Danheiser