We have compiled a list of current summer camp options that are moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please look at the resources carefully and visit the appropriate sites for their safety guidelines or virtual instructions. This page will be continuously updated, check back often.
Villa Maria College– Registration for Villa Maria’s 2020 Summer Camps is now open! All camps will be held virtually via Zoom, but maintain the same level of educational fun as always. The College is hosting virtual camps for high school students interested in digital communication, filmmaking, writing, jazz, drumming, supernatural, suspense and fantasy fiction, cinema, and more. Some of the classes include: Digital Storytelling, Creative Writing/Flash Fiction, Jazz, Drumming, Pocket Cinema, and more! For more details visit: https://www.villa.edu/summercamps/
Girl Scouts of WNY– Girl Scouts of Western New York has launched its “The Summer We Camped At Home” virtual summer camp experience. The camp is for girls ages 5 years old (or entering kindergarten in the fall) up to 17 years of age (or a high-school senior). Virtual camp will be held from July 6 through August 15, 2020 with six weekly themes offered: July 6- 10: Earth, July 13-17: Arts, July 20-24: Adventure, July 27-31: Friendships, August 3-7: Exploring, and August 10-14: Action. For more details visit https://www.gswny.org/
Summer@SEM– It’s not your usual Summer@SEM, it’s Summer@SEMOnline! SEM is committed to being a resource for girls to find community, routine, fun & learning. SEM leads in high school distance learning and we’ve programmed a summer of camp activities for girls grades 4-9. The online camp will run from June 22nd-July 17th from 10-2pm. On July 20th we are going to start our regular in person camp! More details to follow, please visit https://www.facebook.com/SummeratSem/ for updated information. There will also be a SEM in the City trip camp August 10th-14th where you will be able to stretch your legs and actually get out and about in the city! For further details visit https://www.buffaloseminary.org/sas/summer-at-sem2020
Buffalo Center for the Arts– At BCAT you have your choice of virtual/online learning or youth summer camps that range from visual arts to dance to youth media. Enrollment is currently taking place, call (716) 400-0594 or visit http://buffaloartstechcenter.org/youth-programs/summer-programs/
CEPA Gallery– Will have announcements for youth summer camps up shortly. Check their site for further information and updates: http://www.cepagallery.org/arts-education/summer-art-programs/
JCC Camp Centerland– Located on the Irving M. Shuman Campgrounds, Camp Centerland features hiking trails, large open field, outdoor and indoor pools, and ropes course with zip line and rock wall. The camper’s experience is enriched in our Gretchen Gross Omanut Art Center and our Rein Family Amphitheater. Camp Centerland’s programming is built on the aspirational arches model, in which campers build on skills they learn over the years at camp. Junior/Senior Day Camps, Discovery Camps and C.I.T program camps available. Enrollment now open! Visit https://www.campcenterland.org/
Explore and More– New for 2020, an exciting variety of virtual summer camps where kids will have so much fun, they won’t even know they’re learning! Options include: stem camp, story-time art explorers camp, and buffalove camp! Space is limited for each camp. Call 716-655-5131 or visit https://exploreandmore.org/summer-camps/virtual-summer-camps/
Mad Science of WNY– Offers a full-day and half-day camp experiences that are sure to entertain and delight! Kids will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds. There’s something for everyone! For kids grades K-6th. For more details on the various camps visit https://wny.madscience.org/parents-camps.aspx
Magic Dance Toddler Studio– A virtual experience for your little one! Now thru July 29th, children ages 1 to 3 years, their siblings 4 to 5 years, and their Parent or Caregiver can experience the beautiful setting of Greenwich CT via virtual zoom camp classes. Visit magicdance.com or call 203-981-4704 for more information.
Fencing Center of Buffalo– Summer camps start will begin in July. For more information visit https://www.fencingbuffalo.com/camps.html
West Side Community Services– A virtual summer camp series at West Side, July 6th-August 14th 2020. There will also be an afternoon drop-in program with arts, games, recreation, sports and social-emotional programming! 30 youth maximum will be allowed per day and group sizes and activities will be restricted as per NYSDOH guidelines. Call (716) 884-6616 or visit http://wscsbuffalo.org/. Here is the form to fill out for the camps: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxjNm6LKNliNP7-QenLbyCz6yKuO05lghbHMmHyNX1YsRYng/viewform
Martin House Virtual Summer Camp (at Frank Lloyd Wright)– Through hands-on activities, story-time, and engaging instruction, campers will be introduced to engineering concepts, great architecture, and the importance of good design. Activities include art glass window design, building structures through a creative and collective design, and learning about Frank Lloyd Wright and the Martin House. The workshop is an interactive, real-time experience, and the same teacher will be present for the entire week. For more details and to register visit http://www.martinhouse.org/edu-summercamps.cfm