It’s that time of year again!

Are you looking for day camps 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 annual directory.

Please note: This information was up to date at the time of publication. Please visit each website to confirm details.  

Traditional Day Camps

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways – GSNYPENN is operating five camps this summer – and your child doesn’t have to be enrolled in the program to attend any of them. Included in that list is Camp Hoover, an all-gender day camp in Tully that encourages children to get outside and try new things. Busing is available from Syracuse.
Ages: Grades K-11.
Where: Camp Amahami (Deposit); Camp Comstock (Ithaca); Camp Hoover (Tully); and Camp Trefoil (Harrisville).
More information: girlslovecamp.org.

JCC of Syracuse – Parents of school-aged children can choose from a traditional day camp or specialty camps, which explore activities such as fencing, pickleball, 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: jccsyr.org/summer-camp.

  • Camp Hollis
    Ages: 6-12.
    Where: 40 Health Camp Road, Oswego.
    More information: youthbureau.oswegocounty.com.
  • Camp Talooli
    Ages: Day camp (grades K-7) and Pre-K day camp (ages 3-5).
    Where: 520 County Route 54, Pennellville.
    More information: camptalooli.org.
  • Lourdes Camp
    Ages: 7-11 (day camp); 7-14 (overnight camp).
    Where: 1150 10 Mile Point Road, Skaneateles.
    More information: lourdescamp.com.
  • YMCA of Central New York
    Ages: The ages vary by program.
    Where: There are locations around Central New York.
    More information: ymcacny.org.
  • 4-H Camp Owahta 
    Ages: 6-16.
    Where: 4826 Knecht Road, McGraw.
    More information: cortland.cce.cornell.edu.

Educational Camps

BASCOL’s Summer of Fun 2024 – This summer will feature themed weeks, guest speakers, and field trips. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited.
Ages: Grades K-6
Where: Central Square and Liverpool.
More information: bascol.org.

Manlius Pebble Hill School, Summer Programs – MPH summer programs begin June 17, and include: a day camp; athletic camps; academic and enrichment camps; driver education; SAT preparation; and college application essay.
Ages: Youth entering grades Pre-K-12.
Where: 5300 Jamesville Road, DeWitt.
More information: mphschool.org.

  • Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Summer Nature Day Camps
    Ages: Nature’s Little Explorers (ages 4 and 5); Voyager Camp (grades 5-8); and Classic Camp (grades K-8).
    Where: 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus.
    More information: baltimorewoods.org/summer-camp-at-
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  • Beaver Lake Nature Center, Summer Nature Camp
    Ages: Explorers (grades 1-3) and Adventurers (grades 4-6).
    Where: 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville.
    More information: beaverlakenature.org.
  • Challenge Island CNY, Summer Camps
    Ages: STEAM-Warts Camp of Wizards, Spells (ages 6-14); Slimetopia® 3: Slime Chefs on Deck™ (ages 6-14); Pets Palooza Camp™ (ages 6-14); Xtreme Steam RETRO Camp™ (ages 6-14); and Island Tube Camp™ (ages 6-14).
    Where: Lysander Town Park, Baldwinsville.
    More information: challenge-island.com.
  • Children’s Museum of Oswego, STEAM Drop Off Programs
    Ages: 4-9.
    Where: 7 W. Bridge St., Oswego.
    More information: cmoo.org.
  • Fayetteville Free Library, STEAM Camps
    Ages: STEAM Camp Jr. (grades 1-2) and STEAM Camp (grades 3-6).
    Where: 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville.
    More information: fflib.org/steam-camps.
  • Great Swamp Conservancy,Jr. Swamper Day Camp
    Ages: Grades 1-4.
    Where: 8375 N. Main St., Canastota.
    More information: greatswampconservancy.org.
  • Lime Hollow Nature Center, Summer Camps
    Ages: Kneehigh Naturalists (ages 3-5); Junior Naturalists (grades K-3); Master Naturalists (grades 4-8); Wanderers (grades 6-10); and Mentors-in-Training (grades 8-10).
    Where: 338 McLean Road, Cortland
    More information: limehollow.org/summer-camp.
  • Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), Summer Camps
    Ages: Junior Scientist (ages 4-7); Be the Scientist (ages 8-11); and ESF Summer Science Week (graduating eighth graders).
    Where: 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse.
    More information: most.org/learn/camps.
  • Rice Creek Field Station, Exploring Nature
    Ages: 5-16.
    Where: 193 Thompson Road, Oswego.
    More information: oswego.edu/rice-creek.
  • Rogers Environmental Education Center, Summer Adventure Camps
    Ages: Adventurers (ages 12-15); Explorers (ages 7-11); and Junior Explorers (ages 4-6).
    Where: 2721 NY-80, Sherburne.
    More information: friendsofrogers.org/summer-camp.
  • Rohe Farms, Summer on the Farm
    Ages: First grade through age 12.
    Where: 4207 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse.
    More information: rohefarms.com.
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Summer Camps
    Ages: 4-17.
    Where: 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse.
    More information: rosamondgiffordzoo.org.
  • Sciencenter, Summer Camps
    Ages: Space Explorers (grades 1-2); Science Investigators (grades 1-2); Journey Into Space (grades 3-6); Camp-ology (grades 3-6); and Counselor in Training Program (grades 7-9).
    Where: 601 1st St., Ithaca.
    More information: sciencenter.org/experiences/camp.
  • Springside Farm, Day Camp
    Ages: 5-10.
    Where: 1850 NY-91, Fabius.
    More information: springsidefarm.net.
  • SUNY Oswego, STEAM Camp
    Ages: 6-13.
    Where: Marano Campus Center, 109 Campus Center, Oswego.
    More information: oswego.edu/extended-learning/steam-camp.
  • Syracuse University, Summer College
    Ages: High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
    Where: On campus, online, or hybrid.
    More information: precollege.syr.edu/programs-courses.
  • Town of DeWitt, Leadership Academy Camp
    Ages: Grades 7 and 8.
    Where: Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School, 6280 Randall Road, Jamesville.
    More information: townofdewitt.com.
  • Utica Zoo, Zoo Crew
    Ages: Jr. Zoo Crew (ages 12-14) and Zoo Crew (ages 14-17).
    Where: 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica.
    More information: uticazoo.org/zoocrew.

Sports Camps

  • Blaze Gymnastics, Summer Camp
    Ages: There are options for all ages.
    Where: 7785 Frontage Road, Suite D, Cicero.
    More information: blazegymnastics.com.
  • Central New York Family Sports Centre, Soccer Camps
    Ages: 5-15.
    Where: 7201 Jones Road, Syracuse.
    More information: cnyfsc.com.
  • Central Rock Gym, Summer Vacation Program
    Ages: 8-13.
    Where: 600 N. Franklin St., Syracuse.
    More information: centralrockgym.com/syracuse/kids.
  • Champions Martial Arts, GR8 KIDZ Summer Camp
    Ages: 5-12.
    Where: 228 Chapel Drive, Syracuse.
    More information: syracusebestsummercamp.com.
  • CNY Gym Centre, Summer Gymnastics Camp
    Ages: 5-12.
    Where: 3133 Erie Boulevard E., Syracuse (Dewitt location). 4155 State Highway 31, Clay (Clay location).
    More information: cnygymcentre.com/summer-camp.
  • J.M McDonald Sports Complex, Summer Camp
    Ages:
    Kindergarteners and up.
    Where:
    4292 Fairgrounds Drive, Cortland.
    More information: jmmcomplex.com/summer-camp.

  • Play2Learn, Sports Camp
    Ages: 2-7.
    Where: Lysander Park, Smokey Hollow Road, Baldwinsville.
    More information: play2learntot.com.
  • Syracuse Chargers, Learn to Row
    Ages: Introductory Youth Learn to Row (ages 10-14); Advanced Youth Learn to Row (ages 10-14); and Teen Learn to Row (ages 14-18).
    Where: 3820 Long Branch Road, Liverpool.
    More information: chargersrowing.org.
  • The Warrior Factory, Ninja Warrier Camps
    Ages: 6-12.
    Where: 170 Township Blvd, Suite 20, Camillus.
    More information: syracuse.thewarriorfactory.com.

Visual and Performing Arts Camps

Joan Condlin’s Liverpool School of Dance, Summer Camp – Dancers can learn ballet, tap, yoga, jazz, and/or lyrical during the Liverpool School of Dance’s summer camps. All levels are welcome.
Ages: 3 and up.
Where: 7948 Morgan Road, Liverpool.
More information: liverpoolschoolofdance.com.

Le Moyne College, Summer Arts Institute – Dive into the arts this summer at the Le Moyne College Summer Arts Institute! Join us on Le Moyne’s campus for one or more of these exciting arts programs: theatre, film, strings, musical theatre, and creative writing.
Ages: Youth entering grades 4-12 (varies by camp).
Where: Performing Arts Center at Le Moyne College, Syracuse.
More information: lemoyne.edu/summerinstitute.

Light of the World Ballet, Summer Ballet – Families can choose from two options (each is one week): Ballerina Camp and Jr. Summer Dance Outreach. Both include ballet technique, crafts, skits, bible time, and a performance at the end of week.
Ages: 3-10.
Where: 3537 James St., Syracuse.
More information: lightoftheworldballet.com.

Syracuse Stage, Summer @ Stage – Does your child or treen dream of producing (or starring in) their own musical? They’ll have a chance to do both during Syracuse Stage’s summer program. It focuses on acting, movement, and storytelling – and ends with the chance for campers to present an original musical theatre showcase.
Ages: Grades 3-8.
Where: 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
More information: syracusestage.org/summerstage.

  • Aspire Dance CNY, Summer Camps
    Ages: There are options for all ages.
    Location: 240 W. Seneca St., Suite #2, Manlius.
    More information: aspiredancecny.com.
  • Auburn Public Theatre, Summer Classes
    Ages: Narrative Film Summer Camp (children and teens under age 18); “Newsies” Musical Theater Summer Camp (children and teens under age 18); ESR Summer Rock Camp (children and teens under age 18); and DJ Summer Camp (children and teens under age 18).
    More information: auburnpublictheater.org/education.

  • Broadway Theatre League of Utica, Stage Ready Theatre Camp
    Ages: 12-18.
    Where: Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8 Hopper St., Utica.
    More information: broadwayutica.org.
  • Everson Museum of Art, Summer Art Camp
    Ages: 5-12.
    Where: 401 Harrison St., Syracuse.
    More information: everson.org.
  • Hangar Theatre, Next Generation School of Theatre
    Ages: Grades 1-10.
    Where: 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca.
    More information: hangartheatre.org.
  • Redhouse Arts Center, Summer Camps
    Ages: Shrek The Musical Jr. (ages 10-17); Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure (ages 13+); P.I.T. Camp (ages 13+); Mashup (ages 10-17); R.O.C.K. Camp (ages 13-17); and Littles Camps (ages 6-10).
    Where: 400 S. Salina St.
    More Information: theredhouse.org/education/camps.
  • Rome Art and Community Center, Artletics
    Ages: 5-12.
    Where: 308 W. Bloomfield St., Rome.
    More information: romeart.org.
  • Syracuse Children’s Theatre, Summer Camps
    Ages: Youth entering grades 1-12.
    Where: 700 W. Manlius St., East Syracuse.
    More information: sctkids.com.

  • The Painting Cafe, Art Camps
    Ages:
    5-15.
    Where:
    41 Oswego St., Suite 130, Baldwinsville.
    More information:
    thepaintingcafe.com.
  • The REV Theatre Company, Musical Theatre Intensive
    Ages: High school students.
    Where: 282 North St., Suite G, Auburn.
    More information: therevtheatre.com
Lice Clinics Upstate NY (Naughty Nits)

Screening campers for head lice is hard enough, but then there are those uncomfortable calls to parents, kids ostracized from the group due to lice, or that one child that seems to be infecting the whole camp. 

We can help stop the madness!

We offer pre-samp Screenings at our Cicero clinic located at 6221 Route 31, Suite 114. We also offer on-site camp screenings and treatments as part of our Camps Without Lice Program.

Call us at (315) 410-0051 to learn more.

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