Are you looking for a camp for your child or teen – but aren’t sure where to start?
Whether they are interested in art, sports or academics (or you’re just looking for a traditional day camp), you’ll find plenty of options in our Central New York camp directory.
Please note: This information was up-to-date at the time of publication. Please visit each website to confirm details.
We will update this list as more camps announce their plans for 2022.
BASCOL Sunshine and Good Times Summer Program – This program features themed weeks, guest speakers and flexible schedules – you can pick and choose the weeks and the days you want to sign up for. Snacks are provided. DSS subsidies are accepted.
Ages: Children in grades K-6.
Where: Central Square, Liverpool and Syracuse.
More information: (315) 622-4815. bascol.org.
Camp Healing Hearts – Hospice of CNY & Finger Lakes’ Camp Healing Hearts is a four-day camp for children entering grades 1-6 in fall of 2022. It offers creative activities in the comfort of a traditional summer camp to help children who are grieving the death of a loved one. COVID-19 vaccinations will be required this year.
Ages: Children entering grades 1-6.
Where: YMCA Camp Evergreen, 4795 Sweet Rd, Manlius.
More information: hospicecny.org/camp-healing-hearts.
Camp Rothschild – Your child can try a little bit of everything at Camp Rothschild: art, swimming, cooking, archery, music, science – with a different theme each week. The camp’s grounds also include two playgrounds, a swimming pool and a climbing wall.
Ages: Children entering grades 1-7.
Where: 450 Kimber Road, Syracuse.
More information: (315) 445-0049. camprothschild.org.
Canterbury Stables, Pony Camp – Is your child interested in horseback riding? They can receive instruction from professional trainers, and explore a different horsemanship topic each week, during this camp hosted by Canterbury Stables. Existing and new riders are welcome.
Ages: 6 and up.
Where: 4786 Roberts Road, Cazenovia.
More information: (315) 440-2244. canterburystablesny.com.
Central Rock Gym, Summer Vacation Program – Children will learn basic rock climbing skills through bouldering, top rope climbing, games, obstacle courses and more. All levels are welcome.
Ages: 8-12 and 13-16.
Where: 600 N. Franklin St., Syracuse.
More information: (315) 671-4450. centralrockgym.com/syracuse/kids/youth-summer-programs.
Everson Museum of Art, Summer Art Camp – Is your child interested in art? Campers can learn about a variety of mediums, including pottery, murals, clay and fiber art. Full and half day sessions are available.
Where: 401 Harrison St., Syracuse.
More information: (315) 474-6064. everson.org/summercamp.
JCC of Syracuse, Summer Day Camps– Parents of school-aged children can choose from a traditional day camp or specialty camps, which explore activities such as cheerleading, gaming and rocketry. Looking for options for teens? The SyraCruisin’ Teen Travel Camp and the Camp Aide and CIT Programs both return this summer.
Ages: The ages vary by program.
Where: 5655 Thompson Road, Dewitt.
More information: (315) 445-2360. jccsyr.org/summercamp.
Joan Condlin’s Liverpool School of Dance, Summer Camp– Dancers can learn ballet, tap, jazz, pointe and lyrical during the Liverpool School of Dance’s summer camp. All levels are welcome.
Ages: 2½ and up.
Where: 7948 Morgan Road, Liverpool.
More information: (315) 652-1875. liverpoolschoolofdance.com.
LAUNCH Summer Programs – Looking to prevent the summer slide? LAUNCH has three options for families to choose from: SAIL (ages 6-11); Level-Up (ages 12-13); and Skills (ages 14-16).
Where: 313 East Willow St., Suite 204,
More information: (315) 432-0665. launchcny.org/services/summer-programs.
Manlius Pebble Hill Summer Programs – Manlius Pebble Hill School offers a variety of summer programs for Grades PreK-12 that are open to the community. From day camp to Driver Education, there is something for everyone.
Ages: Children entering grades Pre-K-12.
Where: 5300 Jamesville Road, Syracuse.
More information: (315) 446-2452. mphschool.org/community/community-programs/summer-programs.
Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) Summer Camps – Campers can enjoy stories and sensory play (Junior Scientist) or explore the careers of scientists (Be the Scientist). New for 2022 are Saturday Mini-Camps, half-day sessions that explore 3D printing, forensic science and more.
Where: 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse.
More information: (315) 425-9068. most.org/learn/camps.
Mystical Acres – This summer, Mystical Acres will host three social skills groups: handling frustration and negative emotions (July 13–15); building executive functioning skills (Aug. 10-12); and coping skills and promoting positive self-esteem (Aug. 17-19). Make sure to also check out its open house on June 11.
Where: 2709 Brennan Road, Pompey.
More information: (315) 559-1319. facebook.com/Mystical-Acres-198827163607436.
Ninja Warrier Camps, The Warrior Factory – Is your child or tween a fan of American Ninja Warrior? Families can try obstacles from the popular TV show, including a spider climb, rings, and warped walls, or sign up for one of the gym’s summer camp sessions. Two types are available this year: instructional and games.
Where:170 Township Blvd, Suite 20, Camillus.
More information: (315) 468-7961. syracuse.thewarriorfactory.com.
P2L Summer Camp – During each 70-minute session, children can rotate through various stations, such as stories and songs and gross motor play (summer camp), or play basketball, soccer and more (sports camp). Play2Learn also offers a variety of early childhood classes year-round.
Ages: 6 and under.
Where: Drakes Landing Park, 8657-8679 Drakes Landing Road, Baldwinsville (summer camp). Lysander Park, Smokey Hollow Road, Baldwinsville (sports camp).
More information: (315) 382-3725. play2learntot.com.
Redhouse Arts Center Summer Camps – As part of the Teen Summer Series, students can prepare a production of James and the Giant Peach or create their own performance piece with the help of a professional choreographer. The Redhouse’s Rock Camp also returns this summer.
Where: 400 S. Salina St., Syracuse.
More information: (315) 362-2785. theredhouse.org/in-house-summer-youth-experiences.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Summer Camps – Shelters. Behaviors. Children and teens can learn about these animal-themed topics and more at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s summer camps. This year, 20 options are available, and all have a STEAM focus.
Where: One Conservation Place, Syracuse.
More information: (315) 435-8511. rosamondgiffordzoo.org/learn/zoo-camps.
Sciencenter Summer Camp – Campers in grades 2-6 can conduct experiments and learn about new physical science concepts during Build, Investigate, and Explore. The Sciencenter will also hold a Future Science Leaders Summer Intensive, where campers in grades 7-9 can design exhibits, create videos and more.
Ages: Children entering grades 2-9.
Where: 601 1st St., Ithaca.
More information: (607) 272-0600. sciencenter.org/summer-camp.html.
Summer Arts Institute, Le Moyne College – Do you have an aspiring creative in the family? The college will offer five programs during its Summer Arts Institute: theatre, film, musical theatre, creative writing, and
Ages: Youth entering grades 4-12.
Where: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse.
More information: (315) 445-4230. lemoyne.edu/Arts/Summer-Arts-Institute.
Syracuse Children’s Theatre Summer Camp – Each session will teach attendees fundamental theater skills (including movement, music and scene work). This summer, campers will present Annie Jr., Newsies Jr., Shrek Jr., Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood, All Shook Up and Seussical Kids.
Ages: Children entering grades 1-12.
Where: 700 W. Manlius St., East Syracuse.
More information: (315) 432-5437. sctkids.com.
Syracuse University Summer College – High school students will get a taste of college life during Syracuse University’s Summer College. Students can choose from more than 100 credit and noncredit courses, and participate in virtual and in-person campus activities.
Ages: High school sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Where: This summer, there are three options: on campus, online and hybrid.
More information: (315) 443-5000. syr.edu/programs-courses.
Utica Zoo – Is your child interested in learning more about animals and their habitats? Each summer camp session will include STEAM activities, animal meet and greets, crafts and more. Families can choose from single day, half day/half week, half day/full week and full day/full week sessions (depending on the program).
Where: 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica.
More information: (315) 738-0472. uticazoo.org/education/zoocamp.
YMCA of Central New York – The YMCA’s camps feature a plethora of activities for children and teens: horseback riding, boating, sports, swimming, and archery, to name a few. Families can also check out one of its eight art camps or College for Kids, a three-week program held in partnership with Onondaga Community College. Financial assistance is available for all camps.
Ages: The ages vary by program.
Where: There are locations around Central New York.
More information: ymcacny.org/programs/children-teens/camps.