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Listing of summer camps from A to Z


Nichols School will run a fishing program June 13-17 for ages 12 and up. Campers will visit five different fishing locations. Cost is $150. Transportation from Nichols is included. Call 332-6380 or visit

Stream Side Guide will run Fly Fishing Outreach Adventures at Fellowship Hill, Springville. It consists of one night of camping and fly fishing lessons. Overnight dates are May 13, 20, June 3 and 24. Cost is $100 for overnight camper, $75 for Saturday only. Call Paul Rainville at 238-5491 or visit

Lake Lane Fishing & Hunting Resort is a NYS Fishing Preserve that offers camps throughout the summer. No fishing license is required. Visit



"Do the Dash" is a PAL Fun Run in conjunction with the 31st Subaru Chase. This is a free event for boys and girls ages 5-13 held July 15 at 6 p.m. Kids will run the 75-, 100-, or 150-yard dash at Bidwell Parkway. Pre-register at the PAL office. Call 851-4615 or visit

TREO Sports & Fitness will host four summer performance programs: Complete Performance (June 27-Aug. 19); SAND Ultimate Performance (June 27-Aug. 19; Nichols Schools Speed (June 21-July 14 or July 19-Aug. 11); and Youth Performance (June 27-Aug. 17). For ages 14-18. Costs vary. For more information, or to register, call 515-5765, or for the Nichols camp call 332-5100 ext. 380.

G.O.A.L.S. (Go Out and Live Strong) camp, held at Nichols School, will run two sessions for ages 7-12. Sessions are June 27-July 1 and July 18-22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Build team, health, and sports skills. Cost is $200. Call Bambi Horton at 332-5100 ext. 125 or visit


Floor hockey

Floor hockey camp at Sweet Home High School runs July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Focus will be on skill development and competitions. Cost is $80, and includes T-shirt and prizes. Call Dave Gerspach at 250-1254 or e-mail



The Jim McNally Offensive/Defensive Linemen training camp will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. July 28-30 at the Sweet Home High School athletic fields for linemen and tight ends grades 9-12. Instruction will focus on drop-back pass protection and zone blocking, as well as defensive line techniques. Cost is $120 ($110 if pre-registered) with team discounts available. Call Gene Zinni at 433-5354 or visit

The University at Buffalo will host Jeff Quinn Buffalo Bulls football camps for players entering grades 9-12 at the UB North Campus. All-day camps are June 12 and June 26 at $45. Passing OL/DL camp is June 11 at $45. A youth camp is also available June 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register online at or call the camp hotline at 645-3177.

The fourth annual Kenmore East Bulldogs Youth Football Clinic for ages 6-11 will be held July 11-13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Dick "Sparky" Adams Field (formerly Parker Field). Offensive and defensive skills will be taught by coaches and players from Kenmore East. Cost is $55. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Team and individual awards will also be handed out. Call 609-1854 or e-mail

Buffalo State's "Be the Best" Lineman football camp will be held at Depew High School June 25-27 from 8:30-noon and at Fredonia High School from 2:30-6 p.m. Camp at Niagara-Wheatfield High School will be held June 28-30 from 2:30-6 p.m. Camp is open to boys entering grades 7-12. Cost is $125 for all three days, and includes T-shirt and jersey. For more information visit or call 523-8383.

The St. Joe's football program hosts camp July 11-15 at the St. Joe's AFSC Athletic Complex. Open to boys entering grades 7-9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Campers must bring shorts, T-shirt, turk spikes or sneakers, and a mouth guard. Cost is $90. Call St. Joe's admission office at 874-4953, e-mail, or visit

The third Lancaster Redskin Youth Football Camp will be June 27-30 for ages 8-15. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Led by Lancaster coach Len Jankiewicz, in conjunction with the Lancaster Junior Redskins, the camp focuses on fundamentals, sportsmanship and having fun. Cost is $95 ($85 if registered by May 6) and includes a T-shirt and Nike football duffle bag. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit

The annual IMPACT QB/WR camp will be held at Sahlen's Sports Park, 7070 Seneca St., Elma, June 20-21. Call Coach Weselak at 359-5355 or visit

ECC Team Camp will be held July 18-22 at the ECC South Campus football field in Orchard Park from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per student. Call Dennis Greene at 851-1898 or e-mail

The 24th Jim Kelly Football camp will be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium June 26-30. A one-day clinic is also available July 25. Call 204-0900 or visit

High School Player Development, held at the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse, is June 6-10 from 6-8 p.m. Athletes in grades 9-11 will focus on skill training and academic counseling. Players must have helmet, shoulder pads and copy of sports physical. There is no cost to attend. Contact director Anthony Truilizio, Jr. at 430-8989 or visit

A two-day wide-receiver clinic is open to grades 5-12 from 6-8 p.m., June 22-23. The camp will be held at Tim Russert Park in South Buffalo. Cost is $25. Call Bryan at 440-5679.

Timon-St. Jude Mini Football Camp will take place in two sessions. July 18-19 meet from 6-8:30 p.m and July 20-21 meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $75. Call Timon-St. Jude at 826-3610.

Orchard Park will offer a football conditioning program July 5-Aug. 11 for students in grades 7 and up. Session times are 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Camp will include weight-lifting, stretching, agility programs, and fundamental techniques to prepare for the upcoming season. Instructors are Orchard Park coaches. Call 209-6295.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude will hold a camp July 18-21 for boys ages 7-15 at Tifft Farms. July 18-19 runs 6-8:30 p.m., July 20-21 runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of football from the Timon coaching staff along with special guest speakers. Cost is $75. Call coach Al Monaco at 823-3538 or Timon at 826-3615.

Nichols School will host a camp July 14-16 for students grades 5-9. The program is designed to introduce and improve basic skills, and help players develop safe techniques. No previous experience necessary. Cost is $40, and includes camp T-shirt. Call 332-6380 or visit

Canisius High School will offer a football camp Aug. 8-12 at the Stransky Complex, 2885 Clinton St. This camp is open to boys in grades 7-8 and runs 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100. Apply at under Athletics, or call 882-0466 ext. 241.

Joe Namath/John Dockery instructional football camp will be held June 26-July 1 at Western Connecticut State Univ., Danbury, CT. Open to boys ages 8-18. Call (866) 626-2841, visit or e-mail

St. Mary's of Lancaster will hold a camp July 11-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for boys 7-13. Cost is $75. Contact Dan Gill at 683-4824, ext. 35 or e-mail

Absolute Performance Training in Williamsville will run two camps this summer. One is an underclassmen combine for varsity athletes, and the second is a strength and conditioning offseason program that includes position work with D-1 and pro coaches. Call 240-4024 or e-mail

Spend the week doing all things flag football. We will learn about the sport, the game and how to play it to the best of your ability. Each day will include game play as well as indoor activities related to the game. Runs July 25-29 for grades 1-3 (morning) and grades 4-6 (afternoon). Cost is $64. Part of Williamsville Weeks of Wonder (WOW) program held at Maple East Elementary. Register online at or call Williamsville Community Education at 626-8080.


General camps

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center's will host Summer Adventure Day Camps beginning June 27 for ages 5-18. Camps include: Pee Wee Naturalists, Nature Explorers, Advanced Explorers, Adventure Week, and Expedition Week. Cost varies for members and non-members. Call (800) 377-1520.

The Summer Scholars experience at the Park School provides a high quality, fun, and exciting academic day camp experience for students entering grades 112. Programs run June 27-July 1, Aug. 15-19 and Aug. 22-26. Programs include Art in the Park, Passport to France, Exploring Theatre, and English as a Second Language. Programs are taught by Park School faculty members at the school's campus, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. Costs vary with sibling discounts available. All programs include lunch and daily recreation. Call 839-1242 or visit and click on Programs.

Christian Summer Camps will be hosted by the Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center. Camps include: Discovery, Youth, Teen, and Family. Costs vary. Call 549-1420, visit or e-mail

Aurora Waldorf School summer programs offer a blend of fun and quality instruction in a nurturing environment. Early Childhood Programs for ages 2-6 and Summer Camp for ages 7-11 run July 11-15, July 18-22 and July 25-29. For information, call 655-2029 or visit



Buffalo Olmsted Park's Golf camps begin July 5. Boys and girls ages 5-17 are eligible to attend the sessions, which take place at Delaware Park and South Park courses. Students are divided into age groups with each group meeting once a week. Cost varies. Campers must bring own clubs. Call Steve Harber at 207-1630 or Dave Hoover at 838-1249, ext. 19.

Bob-O-Link Golf Club will run a youth camp July 11, 13 and 15. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-14. Camp will teach full-swing basics, short game basics, and golf etiquette. Cost is $125. Call 662-4311.

A camp taught by Jim Dref will be held at Bob-O-Link Golf Club Mondays (9 a.m. to noon), Wednesdays (9 a.m. to noon) and Fridays (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) June 6-24. Ages 7-14 are invited to attend. Focus will be on etiquette, rules of the game, instruction on the driving range, and nine or 18 holes of golf daily. Cost is $125 per week or $350 for all three weeks. Contact Jim Dref at 875-7649 or 783-7649.

Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School is hosted at Holiday Valley, Ellicottville. Golfers of all skill level are welcome to attend. Three half-day sessions, one and two day schools, and private hourly lessons are available. Costs vary. Call (800) 624-4653, visit, or e-mail

Nichols School Golf Camp will conduct five days of on-course instruction at various golf courses June 13-17 and June 20-24. Camp focuses on improving putting, chipping, pitching, sand play, long game, and is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. Transportation from Nichols is included. Call 332-6380 or visit

Pinnacle Sports Academy's golf center, the Highlands Golf Park, 6370 Transit Road, will host junior golf programs this summer for toddlers through advanced. Visit

The Amherst Junior golf camp will run four sessions beginning June 27 and running through Aug. 3 at the Audubon and Par-3 golf courses. Boys and girls ages 8-15 are welcome and will be divided into groups. Junior golf director and PGA professional Don Schneider will be assisted by PGA professionals Ron Venturini and Jim Brado instructing campers on rules, etiquette, safety, and par-3 play. Cost is $130 for Amherst residents, additional fee for non-residents. Contact Laura Ehrenreich at 631-7132, ext. 7522 or e-mail

The Police Athletic League of Buffalo and the Erie County Parks Dept. will host "Clubs for Kids." WNY-PGA pros will review fundamental skills and warm-ups, and lead golfers through an exhibition. Open to ages 5-17 at no cost. Call the PAL office at 851-4615 or visit

Junior Golf Academy for grades K-4 taught by Chris O'Connor includes an explanation of the game, instruction in grip, stance and swing fundamentals, long and short game and etiquette and rules. Camps run for four sessions at Dodge Elementary gym for $67 from 10-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday throughout July. Register online at or call 626-8080.



SubZero All Star Cheer Teams will host a variety of specialty camps/clinics focusing on cheerleading fundamentals, stunts and tumbling. These camps will run throughout the summer, beginning June 27. Costs vary. Full and half-day camps are available with theme weeks and special guests. Camps are held at 2500 Commerce Parkway, Lancaster. Call 510-5677 or visit

NCCC will offer a cheerleading camp featuring the Buffalo Jills and Kelli Wagner, Buffalo Jills choreographer, July 10-14. Open to ages 8-18. Cost is $299 with employee and team pricing available. Visit

Flips Gymnastics & Sport is offering a summer camp for children ages 4-14, July 11-Aug. 26. This camp was nominated by Nickelodeon as "Best Day Camp," as well as "Best Indoor Playspace." Full and half-day programs are available with theme weeks and special guests. For information, call 433-8811 or visit


Horseback riding

Alfred University will host a residential English equestrian camp July 17-21 for boys and girls ages 14-17. Cost is $850. Registration deadline is June 15. Equestrian day camps for ages 8-16 will be June 27-30 and July 25-28. Cost is $350 per week. Registration deadline is June 15. Call Nancy Kohler at (607) 587-9012 or visit

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

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

Greendale Farm in Holland will conduct weekly horseback riding camp sessions July 11-15, July 25-29, Aug. 8-12, and Aug 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $250 a week or $60 per day. Call Susan Braen 479-2020 or e-mail

Rosebud Equestrian Adventures in Arcade will hold sleepaway camps weekly June 19-24, June 26-July 1, July 10-15, July 17-22, Aug. 14-19, and Aug. 21-26. Cost is $975 for one week, $1,800 for two. Day Camps are also available from July 5-8, July 26-29, and Aug 9-12. Cost is $200 for a half-day and $400 for a full day. The horseback riding camp focuses on a balanced seat in any riding discipline. Contact Jamie Allenbaugh at or call 492-1420.

Skibbereen Farm in Orchard Park will conduct seven sessions of camp for riders at the beginner and intermediate levels. Sessions will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for ages 7 and older. A camp for younger riders ages 5-6 is also available. Sessions are July 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, and Aug. 2-5, 9-12, and 16-19. The July 19-22 and Aug. 16-19 sessions are open to 5-6 year olds. Cost is $200, $150 for Young Rider camp. Call 648-1908 or visit

Equestrian Camp at Houghton College will run beginning June 26. Visit

Northland Farm is holding weeklong sessions of its summer camp for ages 6-12. Cost includes weekly cookouts and special activities. Call (585) 762-4383.


Ice hockey

The 13th Todd Marchant Hockey School will conduct a weeklong session for boys and girls at the Northtown Center in Amherst. Mites, squirts, pee-wees and seniors are invited to attend July 25-30 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Camp includes 16 on-ice hours, hands-on teaching by Marchant and other area coaches, dry-land activities, guest speakers, lunch, jersey, and autographed photo of Marchant. Cost is $365. Call 688-4301 o visit

The Paul Grundtisch Hockey Schools will offer several programs this summer. Weekly Power Skating and Skills clinic will run Aug. 1-5 and 8-12 at Leisure Rinks and Aug. 22-26 at Holiday Twin Rinks. The first session is for ages 6-9, the other two sessions are for ages 6-9 and 9-13. No beginners please. Cost is $170 per class. The Shooting and Stickhandling School for intermediate to advanced players ages 9-13 will be held at Leisure Rinks. The school runs July 12-15 at 10 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. The cost is $155. The Checking Clinic for ages 10-13 will be held in two sessions: June 28-30 at Leisure Rinks and July 19-21 at Holiday Twin Rinks. Cost is $110. The Defensemen School will run July 25-28. Each day consists of two one-hour sessions. Cost is $160. Call Holiday Rinks at 685-3660, Leisure Rinks at 675-8993, or visit to sign-up.

The Bob Janosz Goalie School will hold four camps at the Northtown Center in Amherst. Adult camp will be held June 3-5 at $225. Sunday Review Clinics offer three options: Footwork Clinic, Saves Clinic, or Select Clinic. Sessions run July 10-Aug. 28. Cost varies. Game Skills Camp runs July 18-22. Cost is $295 for players, $395 for goalies. Pre-season Tune-up Camps are Aug. 8-12 at the Northtown Center and Aug. 15-19 at Holiday Twin Rinks. Call 308-9224 or register online at

Philip Christ's One-on-One Goaltending School will be held at various rinks beginning in May. Individual private instruction consists of speed and reflex development, shot-blocking positioning, breakaway strategies, game/situation analysis, mental preparation, confidence enhancement, ability development/evaluation, on and off-ice conditioning and career advisement. Beginner through elite levels are invited to attend. Call Philip Christ at 984-9463.

High Intensity Training (HIT) hockey camp will be held June 27-July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga. Cost is $275. Contact Tom Dockery at 807-6264 or e-mail

The fifth Gamevision Ice Hockey Clinic runs five sessions, Aug. 1-5, at the Northtown Center at a cost of $125. The sessions will focus on skill development, teaching tactical situations, and position-specific training. Visit, e-mail or call 867-8278.

National Powerskating will hold a 10-week program Sundays June 19-Aug. 28 (no ice on July 3), at Holiday Twin Rinks, to cover all aspects of technical skating instruction as well as puck-handling and individual skills. Ages 6 and up are invited and will be broken up into groups based on age. Cost is $300. Visit or call (888) 341-5032.

Sport International Hockey Academy will return to Leisure Rinks Aug. 1-5 and Niagara University July 18-22. Visit or call (800) 724-6658.

Nichols School will hold a Development camp for boys and girls ages 7-12 from Aug. 15-19. Each camp comprises both on-ice and off-ice activities. Cost is $299 and includes hockey jersey and daily lunch. Call 332-6380 or visit

St. Joe's is offering a camp for boys entering grades 7-9, Aug. 1-5 at the Northtown Center. Hard work, accountability, sportsmanship and being a good teammate are the foundations of the St. Joe's hockey program. Cost is $175. Call 874-4953 or visit

Fredonia State's hockey camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 runs Aug. 22-26 from 10-11:30 a.m. and includes 1 1/2 hours of ice time each day. Cost is $100. The camp intends to improve fundamental skills as well as teach new techniques. Small ice games training camp will be held Aug. 22-26 for boys ages 13-18. Camp runs 8:30-9:30 a.m. and is designed to provide older players with an opportunity to improve their skills. Some examples of this will entail decreasing the area of play, restrictions on the number of touches of the puck or time with the puck, adding extra pucks into the play to stimulate decision making, and restrictions on certain types of passes/moves. Cost is $50. Call the athletic department at 673-3101, the hockey office at 673-3334, e-mail, or visit

The Goaltending Institute (TGI) will hold camps this summer. Focus will be on three developmental areas: psychological, technical, and physical. TGI welcomes players of all skill levels. Call 984-9463.

Turcotte stickhandling school will hold two camps at Holiday Twin Rinks. Mite/Squirt level meets from 10 a.m. to noon July 11-15. Pee-wee/Bantam level meets from noon to 2 p.m. July 11-15. Cost for each is $295 for skaters, $30 for goalies. Sibling discount available. Call (800) 732-2894 or visit

Nichols School will hold a co-ed, full-day hockey camp Aug. 15-19. The camp comprises of both on-ice and off-ice activities. Lunch is included. Cost is $299. Call 332-6380 or visit

The eighth Amherst Tigers Skills Clinic directed by Mark Mobus will be held at the Northtown Center at Amherst June 3-4 for boys and girls currently in grades 1-6. Cost is $30. Visit, e-mail Mobus at or call 362-2100.|

Former Buffalo Sabres player Jason Dawe will run Pro Hockey Camps at the Northtown Center at Amherst, Aug. 8-12. Amherst Tigers Federation Head Coach Mark Mobus will instruct with Dawe. Open to players ages 7-16. Cost is $300 for skaters, $200 for goalies. Visit, or e-mail

The World Hockey Institute will conduct camps this summer, including summer skating clinics, "Skating With Slava" camp, and checking camp. Visit or call 633-8568.

The eighth High School Hockey Summer Overspeed and Scrimmage Camp will run July 19, 21, 26, 28, Aug. 2 and 4 at Leisure Rinks. Sessions include 45 minutes of overspeed drills and 30-40 minutes of scrimmaging. Times range from 2-5:30 p.m. Cost is $145. Call Steve Ferrentino at 866-4430 or Joe Marszalek at 648-6638.

Mite, Squirt, Pee-Wee, Bantam/Midget, Girls 10 and over, and High School player clinics will be offered July 11-14 at Leisure Rinks. Girls skate from 10:15-11:15 a.m., Mites/Squirts skate from 11:15-12:15 p.m. Pee-Wee's skate from 12:15-1:15, Bantams skate 1:15-2:15, and High School players skate from 2:15-3:15. Cost is $70. Contact Joe Marszalek at 648-6638 or Steve Ferrentino at 866-4430.


Ice Skating

Ice Skating Camp will be held at Niagara University's Dwyer Arena. The session will consist of "Learn to Skate" classes for figure skaters and hockey players. Figure Skating sessions will also be held. Call 636-7401 or visit online at



Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp for boys ages 8-18 will be held July 25-28. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a cost of $225. Fastbreak also offers a youth camp for boys and girls ages 4-7 from 9-11 a.m., July 25-28. Cost is $100 before June 1, $115 after June 1. Visit, e-mail, or call 636-1152.

Orchard Park conducts a camp June 27-Aug. 1. Camp is open to boys entering grades 1-10 and girls entering grades 3-10. Boys meet from 9-11 a.m. and girls meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camp is held Mondays and Wednesdays under the direction of Orchard Park coaches. Call 209-6295.

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy (BLA) Rising Stars program is open to boys entering grades 5-8. Camp will meet every Monday in June and July and for three full days, July 12-14. Mini and full field games will conclude every session. All BLA coaches are current and former professional and/or college lacrosse players. Each registrant will receive a pair of Brine-BLA shorts and jersey. For information, visit, e-mail, or call 839-0589.

The Buffalo Bandits will hold a summer camp July 10-14 at Niagara County Community College and July 18-20 at Nichols School. Instructors include Rich Kilgour, Mark Steenhuis, Mike Accursi, and coaches Darris Kilgour and Randy Mearns. Cost for NCCC session is $299 for residents and $275 for commuters. Team prices available. Cost for Nichols session is $250. Call Scott Loffler at 855-4184, Amanda Pucci at 614-6259, or e-mail

Canisius High School will offer a lacrosse camp Aug. 1-5 at the Stransky Complex, 2885 Clinton St. This camp is open to boys in grades 7-8 and runs 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100. Call 882-0466, ext. 241.

The 13th HotShots Lacrosse Camp at Amherst High School, under the direction of Janet Battaglia, is July 18-21. Open to girls ages 8-18 at all skill levels, staffed by college players and local high school and college coaches. Cost is $220 (early registration, sibling, and team discounts available). Visit for registration.

Champion Lacrosse Camp, directed by Nichols varsity coach Danielle Vallas, will be held Monday and Tuesday nights, June 16-Aug. 9, for girls age 6-17. Cost is $150. All skill levels are welcome to attend. Call Vallas at 875-8212, e-mail, or visit

Sweet Home will offer summer travel lacrosse for boys 11 and under, 13 and under, and 15 and under. Teams will play against other teams from Clarence, Amherst, West Seneca, Lancaster, and more. Games are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $60. Call 250-1424.

Red Devils Lacrosse Camp is July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sunset Park, Clarence. Open to boys entering grades 3-8 at a cost of $100. Visit for information.

Nichols girls lacrosse camp will run July 5-7 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nichols School. In this three-day camp you will learn skills, techniques, and tricks to help give that competitive edge and become a stronger, more confident lacrosse player. Daily schedule includes demonstrations, individual skill development, small group play, and scrimmages. Contact Beth Stone at 310-8211 or e-mail or visit

Lockport Youth Lacrosse Clinics will be held July 11-15 for age groups 7-10 and 11-14. The equipment requirements for each age group varies. Cost is $60. Pre-register by June 1 and receive a reversible jersey. For information, contact Lockport varsity head coach Scott Reddinger at 201-1066 or e-mail

Fredonia State overnight camp will be held July 21-24 for girls ages 12-17 at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. Cost is $390. Call 673-3279 or e-mail

Mount St. Mary Academy will host a camp for girls entering grades 5-8. Camp runs July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Players of all experience levels are welcome. Cost is $80 and includes T-shirt. Campers should bring their own sticks and goggles. Call 877-1358, or visit

Grades K-8. For beginning and experienced players at Williamsville East. Cost is $105. Boys grades K-4 July 11-15 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Boys grades 5-8 12:30-3:30 p.m. Girls grades 1-8 July 18-22 from 9-12.



The Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve are taking registrations for their Summer Discovery Camp programs running July 5-Sept. 2. Open to children ages 5-12. Tifft is also offering a three-day camp for ages 9-14. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended care options available. Some themes include: Superhero Science, Icky Sticky Science, Chemical Concoctions, Incredible Inventions, and Mini Beasts. Cost varies. Register online at or call 896-5200, ext. 345 or 825-6397.

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will offer three sessions of weeklong day camps for children ages 8-12. Sessions are July 18-22, Aug. 8-12, or Aug. 22-26. Camp includes trips to Evangola State Park and Tifft Nature Preserve for the Triple Trek Camp, where children will do fossil collecting, fish, and explore sand dunes. Cost is $180. For information, call 627-4560 or visit

Canisius College is holding a science camp for boys and girls grades 5-8, Aug. 1-5, which will focus on fun, hands-on activities. Cost is $100 and includes lunch. Call 888-2355 or visit

The Buffalo Zoo will offer a nature camp for ages 5-12. Camp runs July 5-Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers will be split up into groups based on age. Topics include "Talk Like the Animals," "Predatory Instincts," "Eat or Be Eaten," and "The Social Network." Costs vary for members and non-members. Call 995-6128 or visit



The 36th year of RAGTime Christian day camp runs weekdays July 5-Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp is for ages 4 to 14. A half-day program will also be offered. Campers will participate in field trips, arts and crafts, music, math and reading education, Christian education, and games. Cost is $135 before June 8 with sibling discounts available. Breakfast and lunch included. A $30 non-refundable deposit required per child. Call the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection at 892-2489.

St. Vincent de Paul Camp in Angola will hold weeklong day and residential camps for children 8-13. The camp runs for six weeks, July 10-Aug. 20. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, and singing. Cost for residential camp is $285 ($240 if paid by June 17), $125 for day camp. Financial assistance is available. Call 882-3360 or visit

Duffield Camp and Retreat Center, near Delevan, offers a Christian summer camp beginning July 5 and running all summer. It provides daylong overnight camps for younger children and weeklong overnight camps for those completing grades 3-12. Bible study and outdoor activities. Cost for two-day camp is $140 and five-day camp is $285. Call 683-0523 or visit

Camp Inquiry 2011 will take place from July 31-Aug. 6 at Camp Seven Hills in Holland. It is sponsored by the Center for Inquiry and is geared to helping youth confront the challenges of living a nontheistic lifestyle in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience. Call 636-4869 or visit

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo operates Camp Turner in Allegany State Park as a resident camp for boys and girls ages 7-15, running weekly sessions from July 10 to Aug. 19. Activities include horses, sports, archery, arts and crafts, nature studies. Costs vary. Call 354-4555 or visit

Lord of Life Child Development Center offers "Discover WNY," a day camp focusing on history and little-known fun places around the area. There will be several field trips. Camp is for boys and girls ages kindergarten through 12, and runs weekdays beginning June 27. Camp day is 6 a.m.-6 p.m. at a cost of $37 per day including meals, or $31 for a half day. Two days per week minimum. Call 668-8000, e-mail or visit

Covenant Acres Camp, located in Pike, runs various summer day camps for children grades pre-K through 12, beginning June 26. Call (585) 493-2220 or visit



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

The West Side Rowing Club is offering two sessions of Youth Crew Camp. The camp is open to boys and girls 12-16. No experience is necessary. Proper technique will be taught. Session One runs July 5-22, Session Two is July 25-Aug. 12. Overall cost is $435. Sessions run from 8 a.m. to noon. Applications available at or call 881-9797.


Scouts (Girl)

Girl Scouts of Western New York offers several different day and overnight camps this summer. Several daily or weekly activities are included. Camp themes include "Camp With Disney Flair," "Extreme Tree Adventures," "Rock Dwellers Conquer," and "Canoeing and Rafting Explorers". Prices vary. Call 837-6410 or visit



Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park, 356 Hertel Ave., will host a summer camp for boys and girls ages 7 and older from June 27-Sept. 9. Includes skate instruction, games, snacks and lunch, and runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Multiple family members are eligible for discounts. Call 871-9361 or visit E-mail questions to



The University at Buffalo will run several boys and girls soccer camps this summer. Dates run from June 26-Aug. 4 and costs vary. The camps for boys are: Bulls Camp, Junior Booters, Goalkeeper Training, Young Bulls, Striker Academy, and High School Elite. For girls: Kickin' and Krackin' Finishing Camp, Bulls Goalkeeper, Junior Bulls Half-Day Camp, UB Girls Open Camp, and College Prospect Camp. Call 645-3755 for information on boys camps, 645-6391 for information on girls camps or visit

Canisius High School will run a soccer camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 27-July 1 at the Stransky Complex, 2885 Clinton St. boys in grades 7-8. Cost is $100. Call 882-0466, ext. 241 or apply at under Athletics.

The 10th "Just For Kicks" camp will run July 11-15 at Kenney Field in the Town of Tonawanda from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with half-day option available. Boys and girls ages 4-14 at any skill level are invited. Cost is $125 and includes T-shirt, soccer ball, and lunch. Call Bobby DiNunzio at 876-3593 or Gino Pinzone at 472-8251.

A soccer goalie camp, under the direction of Rudy Pompert, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-July 1. Cost is $250 and includes a free T-shirt and shorts. For ages 10-18. Call Rudy Pompert at 864-0830 or

Delaware Soccer Club will host several camps this summer. July 11-15 and 18-22 sessions are open to boys and girls ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $95 per week ($170 for both weeks), and includes ball and T-shirt. E-mail Rudy at for information. Advanced camp for ages 10-13 will be held July 25-29, and elite camp for ages 14-16 will be held Aug. 1-5. Cost of each is $120 and includes ball and T-shirt. Call 833-3616 or visit

Gowanda coed youth soccer camp will host a "Soccer Sunday" on May 15 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the George Dispenza Memorial Field for grades K-8. Basic skills and drills will be taught. Information and registration for summer soccer camp beginning June 21 will also be available. Cost is $25. Call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or e-mail

The Lockport Soccer Camp for ages 4-13 will be held in two sessions: July 11-15 and July 18-22. Each session will run from 2-4 p.m. at the Kenan Center on Locust Street and will include instruction on offensive and defensive play, footwork, technique, small-sided games, and activities. Cost is $50, and includes T-shirt. Call director Jeff Hulshoff at 531-1072, or e-mail

The Amherst Soccer Association is holding a soccer camp July 18-22 for ages U6-U19. Ages U6-U11 meet 9 a.m. to noon and ages U12-U19 meet 1-4 p.m. Cost is $159 and includes camp T-shirt. A high school/college preseason prep camp is also available Aug. 8-12 for ages U13-U19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $159. Register online at or e-mail camp director Brendan Murphy at

Holy Angels Academy will hold a girls soccer camp August 1-5 from 1-5 p.m. The camp includes skills, drills, conditioning, scrimmages and strategy conducted by varsity and JV coaches. Contact Kathy Hartrick at 834-7120, ext. 337 for information.

Orchard Park Community Education offers a camp for high school girls in grades 9-12 who have played at least one season of Varsity, JV, or modified soccer. Camp runs on Tuesdays from June 28-July 26, from 9-10:45 a.m. Call 209-6295.

Fredonia State will run an overnight camp for girls ages 12-18. Camp is held July 17-20 at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. Cost is $390. E-mail or call 673-3279.

Houghton College is offering two sessions of camp: July 24-29 and July 31-Aug. 5 for grades 4-12. Visit for information.

St. Joe's is hosting a soccer camp for boys grades 7-9, July 18-22 from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Joe's AFSC Athletic Complex. Goal of the camp is to help participants develop fundamental skills. Campers should bring shorts, T-shirt, turf cleats, or sneakers. Cost is $85. Visit or call 874-4953.

Red Devils Soccer Camp will be held July 5-8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Clarence Middle School. Open to boys and girls entering grades 3-9. Cost is $105. Contact Mike Silverstein at 573-7674 or Kevin Floss at 289-1227.

Panthers coed soccer camp, at Sweet Home High School, will be held July 5-8, for ages 8-14. Camp is designed to provide kids with an intensive and fun environment. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a cost of $110, and includes T-shirt and awards. Call 250-1424 for more information.

Kenmore Soccer camp at Franklin Middle School will be June 27-July 1 and July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Cost is $65. Call 837-1627 or visit

Little Champs Soccer is a fun, active introduction to soccer that teaches basic skills and includes lead-up games. Dates are July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8 and 15 at Mill Middle School. Boys and girls ages 3-10. Cost is $65 and includes uniform and award. Call Robin Shifflet at 626-8081 or 432-0097.

Boys and girls ages 8-15 are invited to attend coed soccer camp at the Park School in Snyder. Camp runs June 27-30. Instructors include Brendan Murphy, goalkeeper for the 1999 St. Lawrence University team that won the NCAA Division III men's championship. The cost is $180 for basic registration (by June 1), with extended care available. Contact 839-1242 or visit



The Alfred University Residential Swim Camp, directed by head coach Brian Striker, will be held July 5-9. The cost is $425 residential, $275 commuter (team and early bird discounted rates available). The camp is open to experienced swimmers entering grades 7-12. Deadline is June 1. Visit



The University at Buffalo will host a camp for boys and girls of all ages from 9 a.m.-noon July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5. Beginner campers will focus on fundamentals such as footwork and proper grip. Advanced players will work on tactics, drills and conditioning, and match play. Register online at or call 645-5534 or 645-6669 for information.

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

Village Glen Tennis Club offers daily and weekly, half or full day, summer tennis camp for ages 4-18 June 27-Aug. 29. Skill levels are pee-wee, junior, and tournament training. Costs vary. Call 633-1635 or visit

"Easy Tennis in a Snap" is held at Village Glen Tennis Club. Level I teaches beginner fundamentals. Level II will teach scorekeeping, point strategies, and positioning. Level III begins league play. Cost is $99 per level. Pre-registration is required. Call 633-1635 or visit

The Alfred University Tennis Skills Day Camp, directed by coach Dave Brady, will be held Aug. 1-5 from 4-6:30 p.m. Camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 7-12. Beginner through advanced levels welcome. Cost is $150. Deadline is July 15. Call (607) 871-2612 or visit

The RiverRock Tennis and Education Association will host two camps this summer, sponsored by the USTA and BNCTA. QuickStart Tennis Camp is for children ages 5-11. The program is held Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. starting in June. A junior tennis league is open to ages 12-18 on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. throughout July. Matches are held at Riverside Park. Cost of each camp is $25 with scholarships available. Call RiverRock Tennis at 876-9815.

Nichols School will run two development training program sessions for boys and girls ages 12-18. Sessions run Aug. 15-19 and Aug. 22-26. Cost is $200 per week. Call 332-6380 or visit

Houghton College holds a tennis camp July 24-29 for ages 10-17. Visit

The 2011 Sportsplex tennis summer camps, hosted by Tom LaPenna, will take place from July 1 through August. Costs vary. Camp location TBD. E-mail for information or visit

The Police Athletic League of Buffalo hosts "Raging Racquets," a clinic for beginners and intermediate players at McMillan Courts in Delaware Park. Boys and girls ages 7-17 are welcome. Two sessions are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays the weeks of July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, and 10. Session I is 8:30-10 a.m.; Session II is 10:15-11:45 a.m. Fee is $15 per week and includes a T-shirt. Call the PAL office at 851-4615 or visit


Theater Arts

Creative Allusions Productions presents two three-week camps July 11-30 at the Harlem Road Community Center in Amherst. Classes run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with early drop-off and late pick-up available. Students will learn acting, improv, mime, music, and more. Students ages 5-9 will perform "Aristocats, Kids". Ages 10-18 will perform "Seussical, Jr." Call Peter Maier at 523-3572 or e-mail

Enrollment for the national touring theater workshop, "Camp Broadway," at Shea's Performing Arts Center has begun. The camp is for ages 10-17 who have an interest in musical theater. Camp runs from July 18-22. Call Jennifer Fitzery at 829-1152, e-mail, or visit

Nichols School will run "Page to the Stage" July 5-15 for grades 7-9 at the Flickinger Center. Students will take a backstage look at the world of theater and experience a professional rehearsal process. Cost is $300. Call 332-6380 or visit for information.

Artpark in Lewiston offers theater camp Aug. 15-19. Open to ages 9-14. Attendees will be guided through principles of acting, singing, dancing, storytelling, and more. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $250. Admission to Aug. 18 production of "Fame The Musical" is included. Call 754-4375 or visit

Academy of Theatre Arts in Williamsville offers musical theater camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in weeklong sessions. "Broadway at ATA" runs July 11-22, "Musical Theatre" runs Aug. 1-12, and "Catch a Rising Star" runs July 25-29 or Aug. 15-19. Cost varies. Call 810-0551, e-mail or visit

Theater of Youth Summer Theater School will run various theater camps from July 5-Aug. 19 for children ages 3-17 at the Historic Allendale Theater, 203 Allen St. Themes include Imagination Celebration for K-1st grade, Arts Alive Act I and II, Acting Out!, and TOY Theater School: Musical Theater for Teens. Costs vary from $60-$525 depending on class. For information call 884-4400, ext. 305 or e-mail

Cardinal O'Hara High School Drama Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25-29 for students entering grades 5-8. Camp includes acting skills, graphic design, set design, and lighting. Cost is $125 (if paid by July 1). For information call 695-2600.


Track and Field

The University at Buffalo will conduct a coed day camp July 5-7 for ages 12-18. There will be sessions for both track events and field events. Commuter and overnight options are offered. Register online at or e-mail (enter T&F Summer Camp in subject line).

Hougton College's Cross Country/Track Camp is July 10-15 for grades 7-12. Visit for information.



Performax Sports hosts adult instructional hockey training at the North Buffalo Rink beginning May 18. This 10-week program meets Wednesday evenings at a cost of $250. Focus is on chalk talks, fitness tips, on-ice skills, and drills. Performance testing for ages 11-19 is also available. Get tested in speed, agility and strength like the pros. Team sessions available as well as on-ice hockey testing. Call Frank Albert at 698-8859 or e-mail for information.

Medaille men's basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host a summer basketball workout camp. The workouts will have a maximum of four participants to ensure individual attention. Call 880-2347.

Nichols School is offering a sports performance camp June 21-July 14 and July 19-Aug. 11 for athletes age 14-18. Emphasis will be on first-step quickness, explosive power, acceleration, speed, and agility. Call 332-6380 or visit

Sacred Heart is offering a Mix It Up sports camp for girls that will focus on cooperative gaming and skill development. Try non-traditional sports in a fun and non-competitive environment. Camp runs July 5-8. Visit


Video games

A video game creation camp for children ages 8-15 will be held from July 18-22 at Nardin Academy. Sessions available are 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. or all-day. Children will build their own video game using game-maker software. Chess camp, animation creation, and fashion design programs are also available. Call (888) 652-4377 or visit



Niagara University will run an all-skills camp recommended for those ages 11-18 from Aug. 11-13 and a setter/hitter camp recommended for those 14-18 Aug. 15-16. Costs vary. Employee rates are available. Call Kara Hellmann at 286-8224, e-mail or register online at

The University at Buffalo volleyball team will several camps for girls. High potential camp for elite varsity high school players runs July 21-24. An all skills camp runs July 15-18, and a position camp runs July 19-20. Prices begin at $140 and include lunch and dinner. Contact UB coach Todd Kress at 645-3149 or visit

The Eden Mizuno Instructional Volleyball Camps will begin July 16 and run through Aug. 3. There are boys and girls camps, at the youth and elite levels in addition to setter/defense and hitter camps. Registration includes free T-shirt. Call 510-5487 or 652-9020 or e-mail or Deadline for registration is July 15. Visit for additional information.

Lancaster Girls Volleyball Camp will run from Aug. 1-3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp will feature a variety of coaches from the high school and college level. For girls from grades 7-12. To register contact Sue Pernick at

Walt Stefani will direct the 23rd year of Power Station volleyball camps open to boys and girls grades 6-12. Sessions run July 5-8, 11-14 and 18-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For details, call the Power Station at 649-7088 or e-mail

Orchard Park Community Education offers an introduction to girls volleyball July 25-28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to girls entering grades 4-6. Call 209-6295.

Houghton College's volleyball camp is July 10-15, and is open to grades 6-12. Visit

Daemen College's first annual volleyball camp for girls in grades 5-12 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1-5. Staff includes Daemen head coach Mark Parisi, assistant coach Matthew Parisi, and camp coordinator Robin Shifflet. Focus will be on teaching skills and techniques in a positive learning environment. Cost is $175. For information call 940-2350.

Canisius High School will run a volleyball camp from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1-5 in the Kennedy Field House for boys in grades 7-8. Cost is $100. Apply at under Athletics, or call 882-0466, ext. 241.

Holy Angels Academy Volleyball Camp for girls will be held Aug. 1-5 from 8 a.m. to noon. The camp will include skills, drills, conditioning, scrimmages and strategy conducted by varsity and JV coaches. Contact Kathy Hartrick at 834-7120, ext. 337, for more information.

Sacred Heart will run a girls volleyball camp July 18-22 under the direction of assistant coach Ron Stepien. Camp is open to beginner and intermediate players. Players will be divided by skill level. Call 834-2101, ext. 311 or visit

St. Mary's of Lancaster middle school girls volleyball camp will run July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $125. A high school camp will also be offered Aug. 8-12 for $175. Call 683-4824, ext. 35, or e-mail

The 18th Clarence Volleyball Camp will hold several volleyball camps for boys and girls at Heim Middle School. The Middle Elite camp is for grades 5-8. The Varsity Intense Training camp is for grades 9-12. All camps run July 26-30. Cost for each camp is $138. Features include individual evaluations, last day tournament, and free camp T-shirt. Contact Robin Shifflet at 626-8081 or 432-0097.

BNCC will hold a "Summer Aces" camp, held on Tuesdays, from July 12-Aug. 9. Ages 13 and under meet from 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 17 and under meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $85. Visit A camp for girls entering grades 7-12 will be held July 5-8. Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental skills, situational game skills, communication, self-confidence, and teamwork. BNCC is also running a camp for boys and girls ages 13 and under, Aug. 10-11. Visit or call 677-9100.

Panther Volleyball Camp, directed by Sweet Home coach Rich Cicero, will take place June 28-July 1. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 10-17. Participants will be grouped according to ability level. Beginners will learn basic skills, while more advanced players will refine their abilities. Camp is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $145. Sweet Home High School will also host several camps for girls grades 6-12 this summer. The Elite and Junior Elite camp runs Aug. 2-5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $130. Setter, middle blocker and outside hitter/defensive camps are July 29-30 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of each is $65. All campers will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call 250-1424.

Lancaster girls volleyball camp, under the direction of varsity coach Sue Pernick, will be held Aug. 1-3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Emphasis is on introducing skills and challenging campers. Open to grades 7-12. E-mail for information.

Volleyball Elite Camp for grades 5-8 for boys and girls to learn the basic skills of the game in a fun atmosphere taught by Robin Shifflet at Heim Middle gym,July 25-29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.$138. Register online at or Call 626-8080.

Volleyball Intense Camp for grades 9-12 for boys and girls who want intense training in competitive drills and high-level game play taught by Robin Shifflet at Heim Middle School. July 25-29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $138. Register online at or Call 626-8080.



The University at Buffalo will conduct team competition camp and youth technique camp. Each is held July 10-13. Commuter cost is $260 and overnight campers cost is $350 (family and team discounts available). Call UB coach Jim Beichner at 645-6876 or visit

The seventh Niagara Frontier camp will be held July 18-22 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Camp will be held in the gym at Lew-Port High School. Cost is $90, and includes instruction, equipment, and T-shirt. Call director Joe Scapelliti at 433-1066 or e-mail

St. Joe's introductory camp is Aug. 1-4 for boys in grades 2-9. Camp runs 4-6 p.m. The goal of this camp is to introduce participants to the sport of wrestling and help them develop the basic skills. An advanced camp will be held Aug. 1-4 for boys in grades 7-12 from 6-8 p.m. Camps are hosted by the St. Joe's wrestling coaching staff. Cost of each camp is $60 (additional family members are free). Call 874-4953 or visit



The YMCA Buffalo Niagara offers a summer day camp at 18 WNY locations for children ages 3-15. Weekly themed activities include arts and crafts, sports and games, and outdoor education. Camp Tahigwa offers a day camp experience for grades 1-10 which includes canoeing, archery, and low ropes courses. Campers in grades 1-11 can participate in one or two week sessions at Camp Weona with activities including horseback riding, canoeing, and fishing. The YMCA also offers sports camp, gymnastics camp, teen camp, resident camp, theater camp, and more. Cost is variable. Visit

YMCA Young Explorers camp is offered for children ages 3-6 at 12 WNY locations. Participants will take part in swimming, gym time, creative projects, storytelling, field trips, and special guests. Call 674-9622 or visit for dates and pricing.

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

Camp Kenan, at the Lockport Family YMCA, offers several weeklong camps beginning July 3 for ages 7-14. Camps include: Medieval Times, Sports-a-Palooza; Mud, Sweat & Glory; Wild, Wild West; Olympiad; Wet, Wild & Wacky; and Color Combat. Cost is $325 for members and $380 for non-members. Day Camp is available weekly from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Leadership Development Camp for ages 15-17 will host two multiple week sessions from July 2 to Aug 13. Cost is $450. Family Camp will run from May 27-29 and Sept. 2-4. Cost is $50 members, $75 non-members. Camp Happiness is a traditional one-week day camp for people with developmental disabilities from Niagara County from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20-24. Call the YMCA at 434-8887, the camp at 795-3031 or e-mail

YMCA's Camp Weona in Gainesville offers several overnight camps for ages 7-17 from June 26-Aug. 15. Activities include hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, crafts, and outdoor education. Rates vary. Financial assistance is available. Call 565-6008 or visit

Southtowns YMCA in West Seneca offers a non-competitive gymnastics program for beginners. Parallel bars, uneven bars, vault and balance beam are utilized. Cost for members is $140 weekly and for non-members $175. Call 674-9622 or visit

Camp Spirit, run through the Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns, is held at 1601 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda. Open to boys and girls ages 6-12, camp begins June 27 and runs through Aug. 19. Field trips include Bisons games, roller skating, and miniature golf. Weekly and daily rates available. Call 693-2307 or visit

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

The camps directory was compiled by clerks Taylor Van Ness and Kelly Boquard.

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