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Listing of summer camps from A to Z

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The 27th "Lifting As We Climb" Willie "Hutch" Jones Sports Clinics are open to boys and girls ages 7-16. The sessions will be held at various times and locations for each activity. Programs begin July 8. Skills training is available in the following: basketball, chess, football, golf, track, soccer, baseball, tap dance, volleyball, tennis, crew, 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 Community College will hold several camps for ages 8-18: girls cheerleading (July 10-14), boys lacrosse (July 10-14), and girls volleyball (July 31-Aug. 4). Cost is $275 commuters, $299 resident campers. There is also culinary camp (July 19-21) and Pastry Camp (July 26-28). Cost for either is $99. For information, call Amanda Pucci at 614-6259 or e-mail apucci@niagaracc.suny.edu.

USA Olympix summer camp held at Sweet Home Middle School will be July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children ages 9-12 will compete in five different sports and be placed on a team that represents a different country from around the world. Cost is $135. Call 250-1424.

The Captain/Leadership Camp will be held July 27 at Sweet Home High School for athletes entering grades 9-12. This one-day camp is designed to equip athletes from any sport with tools to lead their team in competition. Training will encompass: Character, Communication, Caring, Conquering, Compromise and Confidence. The program includes video, team-building, object lessons, workbook, group discussion and problem solving. For details, call camp director Mike Masters at 432-5152, or visit www.crosstrainingfootball.com.

Primordial Strength System's anti-concussion neck training camp will be held July 10 and 11. A first two-step dominance camp will be held July 18-22. Learn to train for power endurance, and combine lifting, running and agility protocols to enhance immediate separation during play. Vertical jumping impact camp will be held July 18-22. Call Steve Helmicki at 213-8895, or visit www.primordialstrengthsystems.com.

Sports Performance Park at Eastern Hills Mall will run two five-day camps for boys and girls ages 6-15. Camps run the week of June 27 and July 18. Activities include field games, mini tournaments, sport education, baseball training, movies, and a field trip. Cost is $170 per week, and includes daily lunch, camp T-shirt and cap. Call Neal Turvey at 565-2096, e-mail nturvey@sportsperformancepark.com or visit www.sportsperformancepark.com.

The Girls Athletic League's sports camp at Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway, is July 11-15 for girls ages 7-12. Sports include: basketball, soccer, golf, lacrosse, tennis, and volleyball. Cost is $175 (sibling rates available) and includes breakfast, lunch, T-shirts and trophies. Call Kathryn Neeson at 827-5931 or e-mail kneeson@roadrunner.com.

Orchard Park Community Education offers Smart Sports camp for children in grades 4-7. Camp is held July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each day will be spent playing sports integrated with academic activities. Call 209-6295.

Smart Sport Camp for grades 4-7 combines sports and academics in a day-long setting at Maple West Elementary School. Aug. 1-5. $128. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or Call 626-8080.

Variety Summer Sports Camp taught by KidsPlay is fun and challenging for both experienced young athletes and beginners. Learning, building skills and having fun are the primary goals for the camp with special emphasis placed on sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership. A camp shirt is included in the fee of $78. Weekly Camps run in July from 9-11:30 am at Maple East Elementary. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.

Extreme sports for grades 4-6. Each day we will concentrate on one sport such as floor hockey, football, basketball and soccer. Contests and popular games such as Knockout, Battle Hockey, Ultimate Football and World Cup will prepare you for each day's Tournament of Champions. 9-11:30 a.m. July 5-8. Fee is $52. Part of Williamsville Weeks of Wonder (WOW) program held at Maple East Elementary. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.

Sports Adventures features three different indoor and outdoor sports favorites each day such as floor hockey, handball, soccer, home run derby, tennerball, capture the flag, ultimate football, basketball, fireball and volleyball. 12:30-3 p.m. July 5-8. Fee is $52. Part of Williamsville Weeks of Wonder (WOW) program held at Maple East Elementary. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.

Sports Shorts. We'll play a little bit of everything this week as we spend time in the gym, outdoors and in the classroom writing about our sports adventures and reading books about our favorite sports stars. From July 11-15 7/1 1- 7/1 5. Grades 4-6 9-11:30 a.m., grades 1-3 12:30-3 p.m. Fee is $64. Part of Williamsville Weeks of Wonder (WOW) program held at Maple East Elementary. 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 sculpture, fashion, drawing and painting, ceramics, printmaking, and building. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 11-15, July 18-22, and Aug. 1-5. Cost is $250. Camps are limited as one-on-one instruction is emphasized, and are suitable for children ages 9-14. An advanced art camp for high school students ages 15-17 is also available, Aug. 8-12. Campers will leave with a complete portfolio for college submission. Cost is $250. Call 754-9000, ext. 105, e-mail twinslow@artpark.net, or visit www.artpark.net.

Parkside Community Association will hold a summer art camp for children ages 5-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for two three weeks sessions from July 5-22 and July 25-Aug. 12. Costs vary and scholarships are available. Class will be held at Delaware Park. A typical class consists of jewelry making, dance, creative writing and other art forms. Kids must be eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch. Call 838-1240.

Fine Art Miracles hosts a summer camp called "Assemblage Art" at 144 Center St., East Aurora, from June 27-July 1. This camp is open to ages 6-13 at a cost of $100, which includes supplies. Call Tess at 655-6484 for information.

Nichols School will run an art camp focusing on drawing, painting, and collage June 27-July 8. Open to children ages 10-14 at a cost of $200. All levels of experience are welcome. Call 332-6380 or visit www.nicholsschool.org.

Designing Dish in East Aurora offers summer workshops beginning in July for ages 5-10. Classes run Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Classes are $40. Call 655-4456 or visit www.designingdish.com.

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Baseball/Softball

The University at Buffalo will host three sessions of baseball camp at the Northtown Center at Amherst. Session 1 is June 27-29 for ages 12-17 and costs $145. Session 2 is July 11-14 for ages 7-12 and costs $180. Session 3 is Aug. 8-10 for ages 7-12 and costs $145. Each session runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you attend session 2 and 3, cost is $290. Contact head coach Ron Torgalski at 645-6834 or e-mail rjt4@buffalo.edu.

Canisius College is running a baseball camp July 11-14 at the Demske Sports Complex at Canisius. Cost is $160 per camper. The camp is run by Griffs coaches and players. Call 888-8479 or visit www.gogriffs.com.

Canisius College will hold an all-position girls softball camp June 27-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pitching camp is July 5-8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for all-position camp is $160, cost for pitching camp is $75, or $225 for both. Camps will be held at the Demske Sports Complex. Call Canisius coach Mike Rappl at 888-2975 or e-mail rappl@canisius.edu.

The University at Buffalo will hold a softball camp July 18-20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Nan Harvey Field on the North Campus. This camp is for girls ages 10-18. 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 Jessica Jones at 645-5436.

ECC Skills Clinic will be held at Erie Community College's North Campus softball field in Williamsville on July 18-21 from 9-11:30 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 e-mail walkowski@ecc.edu.

ECC Pitching Clinic will be held at ECC's North Campus Field in Williamsville on July 25-28 from 9-11 a.m. Camp is open to all ages and will focus on pitching (must provide own catcher). Cost is $55. Call head coach Kevin Walkowski at 983-5809 or e-mail walkowski@ecc.edu.

Niagara County Community College offers a baseball camp Aug. 1-4 for ages 7-13. Cost is $99 per week, $40 per day (all inclusive). For information visit www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wfcd/camps.

Milwaukee Brewers scout Don Fontana will conduct Gold Glove Baseball Camp for ages 6-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11-15 at Cardinal O'Hara High School. Cost is $160, sibling discount available. Call (412) 318-0138, e-mail director@goldglovebc.com, or visit www.goldglovebc.com.

Sandlot Academy of WNY is holding five sessions of its summer camp beginning in July. Open to ages 8-12. Features include in-depth fundamentals of baseball, games, and activities. Cost is $85 for a half-day and $165 for a full day. Call 689-0012.

The 20th annual Clarence baseball youth camp will hold three sessions: June 27-July 1, July 5-8 and July 11-15 for boys and girls ages 6-16. Camp runs 9-11:30 a.m. each day and is held at 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 e-mail dsmith@clar.wnyric.org.

St. Joe's is holding a camp for boys grades 7-9 from Aug. 1-5. Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon. Current coaches and players will lead drills designed to improve all game facets. Cost is $90. Call 874-4953, e-mail pkennedy@sjci.com, or visit www.sjci.com.

The U.S. Baseball Academy will host a four-day summer camp for grades 1-12 from July 11-14 at ECC North Campus from 9 a.m. to noon. Advanced registration is required. Cost is $16 per per hour. Players will participate in drills and games that will improve skills in hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning. For information, call 866-622-4487 or to register visit www.usbaseballacademy.com.

Team New Era will hold three-day all-position softball camps July 5-7. Camps are held at Blasdell and Depew locations. Cost is $135, and includes hat and T-shirt. Contact 390-2034, e-mail jesse@buffalorecruit.com, or visit www.esportst.comsports@esportst.com, or visit www.esportst.com.

Titans Baseball Club will run two four-day camps for boys and girls ages 7-13 at the Garnett Complex in Amherst. Camps run the week of July 25 and Aug. 15. Activities include agility, defensive skills training, position work, and station work. Camp is $135 per week, and includes daily lunch, T-shirt and cap. Call Neal Turvey at 565-2096, e-mail nturvey@sportsperformancepark.com or visit www.sportsperformancepark.com.

Home run Softball will run day camp in Syracuse from June 27-30 and Aug. 15-18. A training camp will be held in Syracuse and Buffalo from July 13-Oct. 10. A specialty camp will run July 5-6 and July 27-28. Call Ron Baum at (518) 796-8315 or e-mail Baum at homerunsbsb@yahoo.com.

College of Charleston softball camp will be held July 11-14 under the direction of Shelly Hoerner, head softball coach at College of Charleston and a Canisius alumna. Cost is $350 commuter, $400 residential. Visit www.cougarsoftballcamps.com.

St. Mary's will run a baseball camp for boys ages 7-13 from July 5-8. Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon and costs $60. Call Dan Gill at 683-4824, ext. 35, or e-mail dgill@smhlancers.org.

The 10th Kenmore West softball camp for girls ages 7-14 will be held June 27-29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kenmore West High School. Cost is $75. Call 609-1854 or e-mail mchimera@kenton.k12.ny.us for information.

Batter Up! For grades 1-3 and 4-6 from July 5-8. Each day we will spend time outdoors hitting, fielding, catching, throwing and discovering the fun of the game. We will spend part of the day indoors doing fun baseball games and activities. Fee is $52. Part of Williamsville Weeks of Wonder (WOW) program held at Maple East Elementary. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.

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Basketball (Boys)

The University at Buffalo men's basketball program will host several camps this summer. The College Prospect Camp will be the premier camp for WNY high school players interested in playing basketball at the collegiate level. It is for students currently in grades 10 and up. Campers will perform the same drills used by the UB team, and will work side by side with the UB staff and players to improve their game in all areas. A 4-to-1 player-to-staff ratio will be maintained to ensure maximum attention for each camper. Camp will run June 11, from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and June 12, from 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 free admission to a UB football and basketball game ($70 value). The Full Week Camps will include one-on-one teaching, skill enhancement drills, instructional lectures and videos, and team play. Both weeks are for boys entering grades 3-10. Week One is June 27-July 1. Week Two is July 25-29. Both camps run from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena. Cost is $199 per camper. A $185 discount rate is available for teams of 5 or more players, and families of 2 or more. A further discounted rate is available for campers attending both weeks. All campers will receive a Nike UB Basketball Dri-Fit shirt, free admission to a UB football and basketball game ($65 value), 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 ($300 value). The Team Camp is open to all High School Varsity and JV teams. Dates and times are July 29th (6-10 p.m.), and July 30th (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. The camp is being run in conjunction with the Full Court Officiating Camp, and all games will be officiated by IAABO and collegiate officials. Cost is $279 per team. All UB camps will be run by the UB coaching staff and players, along with college and high school coaches. For further information, check out www.ubcamps.com or contact Camp Director Jim Kwitchoff at 645-6191 or jkwitch@buffalo.edu.

Canisius College will run two sessions of camp. Full week camp is June 27-July 1 and costs $200. Offensive skills camp is Aug. 8-11 and costs $150. Camps are held at the Koessler Center. Register online at www.gogriffs.com, call 888-3173, or e-mail mbbcamp@canisius.edu for a brochure.

St. Joe's basketball camp for boys entering grades 7-9 will be held June 27-July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $85. Athletes will learn fundamental skills in a competitive and fun environment. Call 874-4953, e-mail msimon@unyts.org or visit www.sjci.com.

The Daemen College basketball day camp runs two sessions this summer: July 11-15 and Aug. 8-12, each 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $150 per week ($250 for both weeks) and includes camp T-shirt and awards. Group rates available. Call director Don Silveri at 839-8346 or e-mail dsilveri@daemen.edu.

Canisius High School will hold a basketball camp Aug. 8-12 in the Kennedy Field House for grades 7-8. Cost is $100. Camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Apply at www.canisiushigh.org under Athletics, or call 882-0466, ext. 241.

The 14th annual Clarence Boys Camp, run by varsity coach Todd Banaszak, will be held June 27-30 at Clarence Middle School. Camp runs 8 a.m. until noon for boys entering grades 4-9. Daily routine includes skill stations, game play and contests. Campers will be split into groups based on age. Call 553-0302 or Clarence Community Education at 407-9001.

The 17th Cardinal O'Hara High School basketball camp will be held July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to boys in grades 4-10. Camp will focus on team vs. team scrimmages, offensive and defensive footwork, and free-throw shooting. Teams will compete for prizes and awards. Cost is $125. Call 695-2600.

The Park School in Snyder will hold its boys camp Aug. 15-19 for ages 8-14. The camp will feature college coaches and players. Sessions run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The cost is $220 with basic registration, $240 basic with extended day care (3-4 p.m.). Registration deadline is July 29. Call 839-1242, ext. 128, or e-mail tford@theparkschool.org.

St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt's Individual Camp for boys ages 8-17 will be run in two sessions: June 27-30 and Aug. 1-4. Cost is $230 for day and $330 for overnight. Team camp will be held July 23-24 at a cost of $110 per player. All teams guaranteed six games. Open to varsity and AAU teams, head coach and one assistant come free. Contact Matt Pappano at 375-2218 or mpappano@sbu.edu.

Hilbert College Basketball Camp will be held June 26-30 and July 17-21 at the college in Hamburg. Cost is $360 for resident and $270 for day campers. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuition includes housing (resident); 12 meals (resident) or eight meals (day campers), skill stations, three games per day, skills contests, T-shirt, reversible jersey, evaluation, and basketball. Early registration, group, family, and multiple week discounts available. Applications available at hilbert.edu/athletics. Contact coach Rob deGrandpre at 926-8803 or e-mail rdegrandpre@hilbert.edu.

The 33rd annual Sunrise Optimist Basketball Clinic will be held at Kenan Center Arena, 433 Locust St. The Varsity/JV clinic for boys entering grades 9-12 will run July 11-15 from noon to 4 p.m. The JV/Modified clinic for boys entering grades 6-9 will run July 11-15 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The camp is directed by 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 discounted rate of $140 is available for those attending both camps. Contact Dick Russell at 434-5357 or 628-6953.

Buffalo State College will hold a camp July 11-15 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Enrollment is open to boys ages 8-17 at a cost of $150 before June 15 or $175 after June 15. Team discounts are available. Daily activities include games, contests, skill sessions, and team practice. Call coach Fajri Ansari at 878-6519 or e-mail ansarif@buffalostate.edu.

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 from July 11-15 or Aug. 1-5. 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 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 6-7:30 p.m. and runs June through August. Cost is $175. Call 880-2347.

Veteran Division I college coach Sal Buscaglia will conduct his annual boys basketball camp at St. Gregory the Great Gym in Williamsville. The camp runs the week of July 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for boys entering grades 1-9 in the fall. Individual and team instruction given directly by Buscaglia. Group, team and early discounts are available. Call Buscaglia at 807-4774 or e-mail coachsalbasketballcamps@yahoo.com.

The Kenmore West Boys Basketball Camp will be held July 18-22. 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.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude basketball camp for grades 5-9 will run June 27-30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Camp will teach fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, and defensive positioning. Full-court games daily. Cost is $75 and includes T-shirt. Contact Jim Palano at 826-3615.

Nichols Championship Basketball Camp will be held June 27-29 for boys in grades 6-9. The cost of the camp is $75. Call 332-6380 or visit www.nicholsschool.org.

The Maryvale Boys camp will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks beginning June 28 (9-11 a.m.). Boys entering grades 3-7 are invited to attend. Cost is $100. Call varsity coach Mark Kensy at 681-6291, e-mail mkensy@clar.wnyric.org, or call the Maryvale Continuing Education office at 635-4666.

John F. Kennedy High School's 11th annual Boy's Basketball Camp for ages 7-14 will be held June 27-July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of $70 ($60 before June 3) includes a basketball and T-shirt. Call coach Tony Krupski at 891-6407 or 648-0088.

Quaker basketball camp will be held June 27-30 at "The Hub" in Hamburg. Boys in grades 9-12 meet 9 a.m. to noon, and grades 5-8 meet 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes T-shirt. Contact Orchard Park varsity coach Bob Rumschik at 646-1717 for an application.

St. Mary's of Lancaster will hold a camp July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon for boys 7-13 years old. Cost is $75, and includes T-shirt. Call Dan Gill at 683-4824, ext. 35, or e-mail dgill@smhlancers.org.

Panthers boys camp is open to ages 8-14, from July 5-8. Players will participate in stations on ball handling, passing, shooting, defending, transition, rebounding, and finishing. Cost is $125, and includes T-shirt. Call 250-1424.

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Basketball (Coed)

Niagara University will host a camp for boys and girls June 27-July 1 and July 25-29. Openings are 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 Colin Curtin at 286-8605.

ECC Ultimate Basketball Camp is being held at ECC's Downtown Burt Flickinger Athletic Center June 27-July 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Early drop off and late pick-up available. This camp is open to boys and girls. Cost is $250. Call Alex Nwora at 851-1208 or e-mail nwora@ecc.edu.

Daemen College will run a coed camp for beginners in grades 1-3 from July 5-8 (half-day only). Cost is $75, and includes camp T-shirt and awards. Call 839-8380 for information.

Houghton College is holding several sessions of camp. June 26-July 1 and July 3-8 for grades 4-12, July 4-7 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 Family 25 Inc. presents the eighth annual Miguel Respress Future Stars youth basketball league. Boys and girls ages 6-14 are eligible in three different divisions. Play will be held at McCarthy Park (345 E. Amherst St.). The league starts May 21. Skilled clinics will also be available over the summer from area college coaches and players. Call Dedric at 597-2987.

The seventh annual Big Red basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-6 will run Aug. 8-12 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. Big Red Basketball will host the first annual Oak Hill Academy Basketball Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 at Clarence High School. The clinic is for boys and girls in grades 7-12. Attendees will be run through skills on the court, as well as taught proper strength training techniques and exercises. For information on each, call Todd Banaszak at 553-0302.

Orchard Park High School hosts a camp for boys and girls June 27-30. Boys in grades 9-12 meet from 9 a.m. to noon and grades 5-8 meet from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Girls in grades 6-12 meet from 8-11 a.m. Camps are directed by Orchard Park coaches. Contact the Community Education office at 209-6295.

The Grandview basketball camp for for boys entering grades 5-10 will be held June 26-29 at the campus of Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pa. Cost for this overnight camp is $285 ($260 is registered by June 1). Family and team rates are available. The camp is directed by Pat Flaherty and Dave Niland. Call (814) 898-6398.

The Boys & Girls Club of Eden hosts a coed basketball camp for grades 3-9 from July 11-15. Grades 3-5 meet 9 a.m. to noon, grades 6-9 meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. A typical day includes group warm-up drills, station work, individual competitions, games, and guest speakers. Contact the Boys & Girls Club at 992-2702 or visit www.bgcaofeden.org.

Sweet Home Elementary basketball league is open to students entering grades 4-6. Evaluation is June 11. Practices begin June 18. Cost is $125, and includes Nike basketball, uniform, awards, and pizza party. Call 250-1424.

"Pinnacle Sunday School" at St. Gregory's is a minicamp for middle-school age athletes. Focus is on small group instruction and skill development. The session runs July 10, 17, 24, and 31. Visit www.pinnaclesportsacademy.com for information.

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Basketball (Girls)

Kenmore West girls basketball camp will be held July 11-15. Girls varsity coach Mike Licata along with Jeff Martin, Joe Catalano, Paul Catalano and Les Simon 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. Cost is $80 (family discounts available) and includes T-shirt. Call Licata at 877-0913.

Canisius College will run a camp at the Koessler Center Aug. 1-5 for ages 6-18. Cost is $185, and includes basketball and T-shirt. Team camp will run Aug. 5-7 at a cost of $500. Group, family, and staff rates available. Campers will participate in daily instruction, mini-lectures, games, and competitions. Call 888-2776, visit www.gogriffs.com, or e-mail assistant coach Jacey Brooks at brooks30@canisius.edu or Beth O'Boyle at oboylee@canisius.edu.

St. Bonaventure women's basketball coach Jim Crowley will hold a team camp for girls JV, varsity and AAU squads from Aug. 5-7. Cost is $185 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, e-mail tnjohnson@sbu.edu or visit www.gobonnies.com.

The University at Buffalo women's basketball program, led by head coach Linda Hill-MacDonald, will hold a developmental camp Aug. 2-5. Cost of the camp, open to girls in grades 4-12, is $230. Early registration and overnight options are available for camp. Visit www.ubcamps.com or contact Paja Grasevova at 645-5473 or e-mail pg24@buffalo.edu.

Hilbert College Basketball Camp will be held July 10-14 at the college in Hamburg. Cost is $360 for residents and $270 for day campers. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuition includes housing (resident); 12 meals (resident) or eight meals (day campers), skill stations, three games per day, skills contests, T-shirt, reversible jersey, evaluation and basketball. Early registration, group, family, and multiple week discounts available. Contact coach Rob Peterson at 926-8775 or e-mail rpeterson@hilbert.edu.

Buffalo Niagara Court Center will hold summer leagues for men and women. Visit www.bnccsports.com or call 677-9100 for more information.

The Pete Lonergan Basketball Camp will be held at the Medaille College campus. Session I runs June 27-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Session II runs July 25-28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Girls ages 6-15 are welcome. Camp day includes lectures, fundamental stations, contests, mini-clinics, and team play. Individual rates are $160 for each week, $300 for both. Family and group discounts are also available. For more information call 880-2177.

King's Court basketball camp will be held July 11-14 at St. Mary's/Lancaster. Open to girls ages 8-18. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $130. Call Fran Snyder at 308-4031, Mike Walton at 725-3315 or e-mail kingscourtbasketball@yahoo.com.

Holy Angels Academy Basketball Camp will be held June 27-July 1 from 8 a.m. to noon. Camp includes drills, conditioning and scrimmages conducted by varsity and JV coaches. For more information contact Kathy Hartrick at 834-7120, ext. 337.

Daemen College will host day camps June 27-July 1 and July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For girls in grades 3-12. 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.

Sister Maria Pares' Basketball Camp for girls in grades 3-9 will be held at Sacred Heart Academy. Sessions run June 27-July 1 and July 11-15 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 basketball camp will be held Aug. 1-5 for girls ages 7-13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $75 and includes T-shirt. Contact Dan Gill at 683-4824, ext. 35, or e-mail dgill@smhlancers.org.

The Park School in Snyder will hold its girls basketball camp Aug. 22-26 for ages 8-14. The camp will feature college coaches and players. Sessions run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The cost is $220 with basic registration, $260 basic with extended day care (3-4 p.m.). Call 839-1242, ext. 128, or e-mail tford@theparkschool.org.

Mount St. Mary Academy will offer a camp for girls entering grades 5-8. The camp will run July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will focus on fundamentals through group and individual drills. Cost is $125 and includes T-shirt. Call 877-1358, or visit www.mt-st-marys.org.

Clarence Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to noon July 11-14 for girls entering grades 4-9 at Clarence High School. Camp features ball handling, shooting, defensive skills, rebounding, agility, teamwork, game play, individual instruction, station work, contests and awards. Girls will be split up into two divisions. Cost is $115 and includes T-shirt. For information, call 407-9001. To register online visit www.clarenceschools.org.

Basketball Camp for Girls in grades 1-12 taught by Clare Crowley and Liz Derz is a comprehensive week of basketball development for all levels of players. Held at Heim Middle School. Grades 8-12 from July 11-5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grades 1-7 July 18-22. Fee is $64. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or Call 626-8080.

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Basketball (Officials)

The Full Court Basketball Officiating Camp, an instructional and tryout camp, is open to men and women, and will be held July 29-30 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. Lodging with NCAA rates is available at the Sleep Inn at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport or the Hampton or Red Roof Inn (both across from UB). Cost is $225. Call 662-1824 or e-mail jim.huetter@verizon.net.

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Bicycling

"Lose the Training Wheels" Bicycle Riding Camp will be held at East Aurora High School June 27 to July 1. This weeklong camp uses unique adapted bikes to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional bicycle without training wheels. Participants must be at least 8 years old and weigh less than 220 pounds. Daily sessions run 75 minutes. Cost of the camp is $150. Volunteers are still needed to serve as spotters by providing physical support and emotional encouragement. This camp is sponsored by The Down Syndrome Parent Group of WNY, People, Inc., and Heritage Centers. For information, visit www.losethetrainingwheels.org or call 817-7204.

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Bowling

The 12th WNYS Junior camp will run July 2-3 at Tonawanda Bowling Center. Coaches include Brad Angelo, Doug Kent, Ryan Shafer, Jack Jurek, Joe Ciccone, and Cindy Coburn-Carroll. Cost is $129 and includes breakfast, lunch, and awards. Contact Mike Westfield at 982-5560 or visit www.tonawandabowling.net.

Kerm Helmer Bowling Clinic with Erie Community College head men's bowling coach Roy Decibus will be held Aug. 22-25 at AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga. It runs 6-9 p.m. each day and costs $85. Call 896-8507 for more information.

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Cheerleading

For grades K-12. Learn sideline chants, game-time cheers, cheer/pom dance, jumps and stunts in this week long camp. Casey Middle School gym from Aug. 1-5 for $72. Grades K-4 from 9-11 a.m., grades 5-8 from 11:30-1:30, grades 9-12 from 2-4 p.m. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or Call 626-8080.

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Chess

The 14th USA Chess National Chess Tour offers chess camp for children ages 5-15 from July 18-22 at Nardin Academy. There are morning, afternoon and all-day sessions for beginners and advanced players. Cost varies. Fee includes chess board and pieces, T-shirt, group photo, workbook and certificate. For information, call (888) 652-4377 or visit www.usachess.com.

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Child Care/Preschool

Four Seasons Child Care Center in Getzville offers a weekly day camp beginning June 27 for children. Activities include swimming, themed projects, and field trips. The camp day runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 568-1140 for information or visit www.fourseasonsfamily.com.

Brierwood Child Care & Preschool is holding 10-week camps at their various locations, June 27-Sept. 2 for ages 5-10. Cost includes breakfast and lunch, field trips, transportation, and T-shirt. Call the Hamburg location at 646-0233, the Williamsville (North) location at 639-4444, the Williamsville (South) location at 630-1500, or the Lancaster location at 681-2500.

The Jewish Community Center in Getzville offers several camps for children this summer including kiddie camp, early childhood, summer in the city, swim camps, sports training, and teen fitness boot camp. Camps begin June 27. The JCC is also sponsoring Camp Centerland in Elma on June 27-Aug. 19 for grades K-10. Prices vary. Visit www.jccbuffalo.org or call 688-4114, ext. 336.

Childtime Learning Centers in Orchard Park and Williamsville offer learning enrichment programs for ages infant through 12 years. Classes run from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekly cost varies by location. Visit www.childtime.com.

Westminster Early Childhood will run camp this summer for children ages 3-6 with half and full-day options. Cost varies. Call 884-9438.

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 1-4 p.m. Each session is June 21 to Sept. 1. Call 689-6151, 662-7424 or visit www.rpwny.com.

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 ages 5-10, and a Make, Bake and Eat camp for ages 2-4. 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 running from June 27 to Aug. 5. Open to ages 10 and up. Cost is $275 for three weeks. There is also an intensive course the weeks of Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 for intermediate to advanced students, 11 and older. 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 27 and ending the week of Aug. 8. Cost is $130 per week. Call 688-4774 or visit www.aab-buffalo.com.

The Royal Academy of Ballet and Dance, 949 Englewood Ave., will run its 10th Summer Dance Camp beginning July 5. Camp is run under the direction of Elizabeth DiStasio-Waddell and is open to dancers of all ages and skill levels. For information, call the Academy at 835-3585 or visit www.royalacademyofballet.com.

Vivace String Camp, running from July 31 to Aug. 7, is an overnight music camp for students aged 10-18 who play guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, and double bass, held at Houghton College. 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.

Classical Ballet of Western New York and Lockport Ballet will hold a Summer Intensive Workshop from July 5-23 at the Clarence/Williamsville location and August 15-20 at the Lockport Location. For information, call 631-1582 or e-mail classicalballetofwny@gmail.com.

Instrumental music students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend Fredonia Summer Music Festival from June 26-July 2. Performers and teachers provide opportunities for learning, improving technical skills, and expanding musicality. For information, call 673-4628, or visit www.fredonia.edu/music/festival.

Artpark in Lewiston's Rock Camp will be held July 25-30. Open to guitarists, bassists, and keyboardists ages 12-18. Enrollment requires a minimum of two years experience on instrument. Cost is $250. Call 754-4375 or visit www.artpark.net.

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Day camps

St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Grand Island, is offering day camp from June 27 to Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with early drop off and late pick-up available. There are daily gym activities, outdoor play, and crafts. Weekly, full-day and half-day enrollments are available. Visit www.ststephensgi.org or call 773-4347 for information.

"Camp of the Valley" camp will be held at the Valley Child Care Center. This camp runs July 5-Aug. 26, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (earlier hours available). There are separate camps for ages 6-9 and 10-12. Cost is $26/day (minimum of two days) and includes meals. Social service payments accepted. Contact Sarah Loehfelm at 823-8299, ext. 106, or e-mail sloehfelm@thevalleycenter.com.

Niagara University's Summer Youth Camp operates from July 5 to Aug. 19 for children ages 6-12. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with extended care from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, for an additional charge. Themes include Let's Get It Started, adventure, sports, real world, game show, holiday and wacky. Call 286-8055 or visit www.niagara.edu/summer-youth-camp/.

Gan Israel day camp in Getzville runs two sessions from 9 a.m. to 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 a one session or $359 for two, plus $35 registration. Call 834-1915 or visit www.chabadofbuffalo.com for information.

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 and Technical Center in Cheektowaga on July 25-29 and at the Potter Career and Technical Center in West Seneca on Aug. 1-5. They include classes on Architectural Walkthrough and Flyaround Video, Careers in Sports, CSI, Cupcake Challenge, Exploring Music through Guitar and Drums, Graphic Design, Hairstyling, Macromedia Flash, Middle School Chefs, Spa Daze, Speed Power and Strength Training for the Athlete, and Video Production. Cost is $95 for the half-day camp (two classes) and $165 for the full-day camp (four classes). Call 821-7390, e-mail dscholl@e1b.org, or visit www.e1b.org, for more information.

Cheektowaga Department of Youth & Recreational Services offers several camp programs from July 5 to Aug. 12 for ages 4-15. Camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include arts and crafts, sports, music, swimming and more. Costs vary. For information, call 897-7205.

Mount St. Mary Academy Summer Sessions 2011 runs from Aug. 1-5 and offers a combination of athletic, artistic, and academic courses for a full day of fun. Participants may choose from a variety of activities including: World Cup Soccer, Be a Star!, Sing Your Heart Out, Dodgeball and more. It's for girls entering grades 5-8 in September. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost of $185 includes a camp T-shirt and all supplies. Call 877-1358 or visit www.mt-st-marys.org.

The Boys and Girls Club of Eden will hold half-day camp. Artist Camp runs from Aug 1-4, Survivor Camp from Aug. 8-12, Ecology Camp from Aug. 15-19, and Around the World Camp from Aug. 22-26. 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, nature studies, outdoor living skills, arts and crafts, sports, beach trips and more. Camps run July 10 to Aug. 19. Weeks start Sunday afternoon and run through Friday evening. Bus service is available from Williamsville and Hamburg. Call 354-4555 or visit www.campturner.com.

Kenmore Schools Day Camp runs four sessions June 27-July 8, July 11-22, July 25-Aug. 5, Aug. 8-19 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 and $50 deposit for each session. For information or a registration form call Ralph Critelli at 874-8402 or ext. 355 or 861-0648 after 3 p.m. Visit www.kenton.k12.ny.us for more information.

Immaculata Academy offers Adventure Camp, a one-week camp from July 18-22, for girls entering grades 5-8. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities include: healthy habits workshop, digital photo workshop, Broadway theater workshop, art and design program, and other programs. Cost is $120. For information, call 649-6161 or visit www.immaculataccademy.com.

Camp Hickory Hill in Varysburg offers half- and full-week camps as well as specialty camps. Boys camps include Ancient Warfare Camp, Builder Camp, Go-Cart Challenge, Golf Campe, Battalion Camp and more. Girls' program options include Fireflies, Torches, Horsemanship, Dance and Worship Leader. Costs varied depending on camp. Call 631-5028, e-mail ray@camphickoryhill.org or visit www.camphickoryhill.org.

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead is offering a history experience for students entering grades 5-8. Camp will be held at the Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster, from 9 a.m. to noon July 25-28 and Aug. 8-11. Campers will experience daily pioneer life, engage in Native American and pioneer crafts and participate in an archaeological dig. Call 681-6451.

Happyland Day Camp in Amherst operates a camp for children ages 3 1/2 -10 with swimming, sports, nature, music, crafts and more. Dates are June 27 to Aug. 19, with three-day and five-day sessions available. Cost for the five-day week is $240 and $185 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 camp programs for children ages 5-12 from June 27 through Sept. 2. 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 African American Cultural Center will run the Jumpin' Jambalaya summer program June through August for boys and girls ages 6-12. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers receive instruction in history, theater arts and more. Call 884-2013 or visit www.africancultural.org.

The Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora sponsors Camp Ska-No-Ka-San, a day camp for children in grades 2-9 in the Town of Holland. There are several one- and two-week camps beginning June 27 and ending Aug. 12. Cost varies per camp for members and non-members. Boys camp is June 27-July 8. Girls camp is July 18-29. Each runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special basketball camp for boys and girls will be offered from Aug. 1-5. Cost for basketball camp is $100. Call 652-4180 or visit www.bgcea.org for information on all camps.

The Town of Hamburg Recreation Department runs Camp Friendship, a day camp for boys and girls ages 6-14. One-week sessions begin June 27 and run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours available. Cost per week for residents is $110, $120 if bus pick-up is needed. Cost per week for non-residents is $140, $150 if bus pick-up is needed. Sibling discounts available. Call the Recreation Department at 646-5145 or register online at www.townofhamburgny.com.

The Orchard Park Recreation Office will offer various camps this summer for ages 3-16 beginning June 27. Choices include day camp, adventure camp, counselor in training, Letchworth overnight expedition, preschool play, little adventures, ecology adventure camp, sports camps, art explorers, and special needs. Costs vary. Call 662-6450 or visit www.oprec.org.

Mt. St. Mary Day Care in Kenmore offers a summer camp June 27-Aug. 26 for boys and girls ages 6-11. Daily field trips include swimming, park visits, recreational, and educational activities. Cost is $210 per week. Call 877-3464 for an application.

Sacred Heart offers several camps this summer including: Art, Science, Filmmaking, Experience China!, Leadership Experience (for girls entering grade 8 only), Music, Poetry and Bookmaking, Service (for grades 6-8), and High School Entrance Exam Prep Course. Dates vary. Visit www.sacredheartacademy.org or call 834-2101, ext. 311.

Elmwood Franklin offers a summer day camp for children ages 3 1/2 -14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27 to Aug. 5. Activities include theater arts, organized sports, arts and crafts and field trips. Weekly cost is $250 to $300. There is early morning drop-off and late evening pick-up for an extra charge. Call 877-5035 or visit www.elmwoodfranklin.org.

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Disabilities

ADHD Summer Treatment Program offers a day camp July 5 to Aug. 12. The day camp is open to 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 629-3445 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. Call 549-6307, ext. 205, e-mail admissions@cradlebeach.org or visit www.cradlebeach.org.

Duffield Camp and Retreat Center in Delevan will hold a variety of camps this summer. Cost is $140 for two-day camps and $285 for five-day camps unless otherwise noted. Visit www.campduffield.org for a complete list of camps and descriptions.

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Educational

The Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies hosts a summer camp for incoming freshmen through graduating seniors. The theme of this year's camp is "Women's Rights are Human Rights." This program is designed to help students make a difference in their world. Sessions run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the last week of June and first week of July at the Erie One BOCES Harkness Center. Cost is $175 for students, $200 for teachers. Scholarships are available. Visit www.summerinstituteofbuffalo.org or call Andrew Beiter at 525-6058 for information.

St. Francis' Summer Exploration Program is for boys entering grades 6-9. Sessions run July 11-15, 18-22, and 25-29. Students may attend one, two, or three weeks. Activities include: art, computers, math, science, sports, and field trip days. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Cost of morning or afternoon session is $80, both sessions are $135. Sibling discount available. Call director Peter Cavaretta at 627-1200, ext. 415, or visit www.stfrancishigh.org.

Cardinal O'Hara's Summer Enrichment camp runs July 5-8 and July 18-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camp will include HSPT prep, math, computer skills, sports, leadership and organizational skills. Cost is $65 and includes HSPT book. Call 695-2600, ext. 307 or visit www.cardinalohara.com.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude's summer enrichment camp for boys entering grades 6-8 will be held in two sessions: July 11-15 and July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics include math, science, multi-media, arts, and sports. Cost is $80 per week, $150 for both weeks. Contact Tom Smith at 826-3610, ext. 237, e-mail Michele Battin at battin@bishoptimon.com, or visit www.summerenrichment.webs.com.

Canisius High School offers a five-week Higher Achievement Program (HAP) for boys who have completed seventh grade. The program runs from June 27-July 27. HAP students receive academic instruction in English, reading, and math. They also participate in sports, including baseball, basketball, football, street hockey, soccer, handball and volleyball. There are also weekly field trips. Financial assistance is available. Call Canisius at 882-0466 or visit www.canisiushigh.org.

The Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Inc. is hosting its Tomorrow's Leaders Camp (TLC), June 27-July 8. Open to children ages 8-14. Camp is held at St. Margaret Church, 1395 Hertel Ave. Cost is $25 per child. 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 between 7th and 8th grade from July 5-29. 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 to attend is $425, and the camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 874-4953, e-mail pkennedy@sjci.com, or visit www.sjci.com for more information.

Main Street Children's Academy in Williamsville and Little Angels Day Care Center on Harlem Road will hold two summer camps for children of all ages. Sessions begin the last week of June. Activities at Main St. Children's Academy include nature walks and weekly field trips. Activities at Little Angels include swimming, visiting parks, and field trips. Call Main St. Children's Academy at 631-1166 or Little Angels at 896-2330.

The New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation at the University at Buffalo invites girls entering grades 10-12 to participate in a workshop Aug. 15-19. Camp is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UB's North campus. Call 645-2685, e-mail info@nyscedii.buffalo.edu or visit www.nyscedii.buffalo.edu.

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 from July 5 to Aug. 12; cost is $85 for residents and $135 for non-residents. Activities include arts and crafts, games, swimming and field trips. Call Dennis McDonald at 831-1001.

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold Summerspace '11 for girls entering grades 5-8 with both morning and afternoon sessions. Many camps are taught by faculty members. The cost is $200 per week (two camps per week); $125 per week (one session per week), and $250 for leadership camp. Call 834-2101, ext. 311 or visit www.sacredheartacademy.org.

Nichols School hosts a Girl Power camp for girls in grades 5-8 from June 13-17. Activities include artwork, crafts, movement, nutrition, and more. Nichols will also host SAT Prep sessions Aug. 8-19. Additionally, there will be a Driver Education course from July 5-Aug. 20, a Writing for the College Application course from July 11-29, an Intro to Study Skills camp from July 25-29 for high school students, a Greek Week course from June 27-July 1, a Mythology course from June 20-24, a Shipboard Science camp June 20-24, a Puzzles and Programming camp June 13-17, and a Go Out and Live Strong program to build team, health, and sports skills from June 27-July 1 or July 18-22. Costs vary. Visit www.nicholsschool.org or call 332-6380.

Buffalo Seminary will host "Summer at Sem" for girls entering grades 5-8. More than 50 courses are available, along with a weekly field trip and theme weeks. The program runs from June 27 through Aug. 5. Campers may sign up for one or more weeks. Call 885-6780 or visit www.buffaloseminary.org

Houghton College hosts several camps including: fine arts, forensics, and leadership. Camps are July 3-8 for grades 10-12. Visit www.houghtonsummercamps.com.

Computers For Children, Inc. will host several free summer technology camps grades 7-12 from July through August. Classes will run 2-3 weeks at various Buffalo locations. Teens who complete the program take home the computer they refurbish. For information visit www.computersforchildren.com or call 823-7248, ext. 570.

Camp Invention's SPARK program will return to Iroquois Intermediate School July 11-15. Open to grades 1-6. Activities include science, technology, engineering, and math. Visit www.campinvention.org or call (800) 968-4332.

Niagara University will hold two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) camps this summer. The first is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8 and is held Aug. 1-4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A girls only camp, open to grades 7-9, will be held Aug. 15-18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost of each is $100 and includes materials, lunch, and snacks. To register call Sara Murphy at 286-8309 or e-mail smurphy@niagara.edu.

Several camps will be held at the Roycroft camps this summer. "Word by Word" is open to grades 5-8 from July 18-21. "Creating and Writing Zines" will be held July 25-30. "The Roycroft Explorers" is for ages 7-11 from Aug. 8-11. Call 655-7405 for information.

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 11-22. Daemen also offers Italian camp, Aug. 15-19, Theater Improv, July 25-29, Buffalo Engineering, and Awareness for Minorities. Call 839-8253 for information on all camps.

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Fencing

Fencing Center of Buffalo will offer classes throughout the summer. These full-day camps are designed for beginners as well as experienced fencers. Camps run Tuesday-Thursday beginning in July. All fencers must pre-register and pre-pay. 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 July 11-15 and Varsity/JV is held Aug. 8-12. Cost is $100. Contact Kelli Ruchalski at 445-7874 or kruchalski@yahoo.com.

Orchard Park will run a girls camp June 27-July 1 for grades 5-10. The camp runs 9 a.m. to noon. Call 209-6295.

Clarence Girls Field Hockey Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 18-22 for girls entering grades 4-9 at Clarence Middle School. Camp features stick handling, shooting, defensive skills, dodging, agility, teamwork, game play, individual instruction, state work, contests, and awards. Girls will be split into two groups depending on age. Cost is $115 and includes T-shirt. For information, call 407-9001. To register online visit www.clarenceschools.org.

Sacred Heart will hold an Introduction to Field Hockey camp July 25-29 for girls. Focus is on fundamentals of the game, emphasizing basic skills, techniques, and game strategy. Visit www.sacredheartacademy.org.

The Sweet Home High School field hockey camp is open to athletes in grades 6-12, July 25-29. The camp, directed by Dawn Kauderer-Kromer, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $70. Each participant must have goggles, a mouthguard, and shin guards. Call 250-1424.

At Williamsville South High School, beginners and experienced players practice the basic offensive and defensive skills along with the strategy of team play. Cost is $110. Grades 3-8 run from June 27-July 1 at 9-11:30 a.m. Grades 7-12 run from Aug. 8-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online at http://williamsville.augusoft.net or Call 626-8080.

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