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Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps 2018

We are very pleased to welcome back many of our favorite Specialty Camp partners for another summer, and to introduce some new partners as well. See all the offerings for 2018 for all ages and interests.

Find something you LOVE below! 

All Specialty Camps are held at the Irving M.Shuman Campgrounds in Geztville. Registration includes express bus transportation to and from the Holland Family Building in Buffalo. All Specialty Camps begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 4:00 pm. Options for Extended Care (7:30 am - 6:00 pm) also available. 

Campers should bring a lunch every day (or pre-purchase a lunch; for more information check our Meals page). For specialty camps labeled as "HALF DAY", campers will spend the morning immersed in the specialty camp of their choice. The afternoons will be filled with some traditional camp activities, including swimming, arts & crafts, sports, nature, and more. For Specialty Camps labeled as "FULL DAY" programs, campers will spend the entire day at camp immersed in the specialty camp activity. (Please note, some of the FULL DAY options will not include swimming.) 

 


 

Specialty Camp Session 1

June 25-29, 2018

GRADES K - 9th

S'more Swimming

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 FULL DAY

 

S'More Swimming

Certified American Red Cross instructors will work with campers on passing their swim test to get their green bracelet or leveling up. Swim time will include instructional lessons and structured play, and will alternate with sports and games on land.

 

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 GRADES K - 2nd

Soccer Shots

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 HALF DAY*

 

Soccer Shots 

Join WNY's largest intro to sport program! Using age appropriate curriculum, campers will work on Soccer skills, social skills, and character development in a fun sports setting. 

 

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 GRADES K-2nd

Engineering for Kids

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 HALF DAY*

Engineering for Kids 

Using project based learning and team work, campers will learn we live in an engineering world!  They will build hands on projects from engineering areas like mechanical, electrical, and more. 

 

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GRADES 1st-6th

Lego Challenge

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HALF DAY*

Lego Challenge 

Our camps revolve around the world of science and engineering. Of course a major part of our camps is the amazing e2 Young Engineers LEGO® bricks workshops. At these fun workshops, our specially trained instructors will show the children how to build and engineer the special Young Engineers’ electric LEGO® models.

 

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GRADES 2nd-4th

Treasure Ventures

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FULL DAY

Treasure Ventures 

Embark on a journey with Jim Hawkins, an orphan with big dreams, as he faces pirates, rough seas & booby traps to find an island of mystical treasure. Build floating pirate ships, survey Camp with homemade compasses, construct maps, and more!

This is an art-based literacy camp.

 

 

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GRADES 3rd-6th

Week of Wild

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FULL DAY

 

 Week of Wild 

Come join us as we take an adventure around the world, meeting some of the rarest animals on the planet! Highly trained and learned Wildlife Educators bring a sampling of our cast of creatures to Camp to meet you in a safe and comfortable setting.

 

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GRADES 3rd-8th

Rising Stars Showcase

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 FULL DAY

 

Rising Stars 

Campers will explore and create new characters. Together we will write, develop, and rehearse a story about the characters and present it at this week's Rising Stars Showcase.

 

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GRADES 5th-9th

Adventure Camp

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 FULL DAY


Adventure Camp 

A full day of adventure challenges awaits! Challenge yourself with teambuilding, wilderness survival, mastering the rock wall and zip line, and much more!

 

 
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GRADES 5th-9th

City of Ember: Hydro Power

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 FULL DAY

 

City of Ember: Hydro Power 

Follow the mystery of Ember & learn about electric circuits. Campers will construct Ember Keys, learn calligraphy, and play water sports while learning about water wheels and scientific forces. Campers will create hydro-power generators and conduct a fully-lit Ember house.

This is a STEM-Based literacy camp.

 

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 *Please note, ALL Specialty Camps are from 9:30am-4:00pm. "HALF DAY" camps are 3 hours of Specialty Camp programming, and 3 hours of traditional summer camp activities. 


 

 

Specialty Camp Session 2

August 20-24, 2018

GRADES K - 9th

S'more Swimming

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FULL DAY

 

 

S'More Swimming

Certified American Red Cross instructors will work with campers on passing their swim test to get their green bracelet or leveling up. Swim time will include instructional lessons and structured play, and will alternate with sports and games on land.


 

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 GRADES K - 2nd

Soccer Shots

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  HALF DAY*

 

Soccer Shots

Join WNY's largest intro to sport program! Using age appropriate curriculum, campers will work on Soccer skills, social skills, and character development in a fun sports setting. 

 

 

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 GRADES K-5th

Chess Wizards

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 HALF DAY*

 

Chess Wizards 

Chess Wizards is a fun way to have kids experience the excitement of chess. Campers will play in mini tournaments, have interactive lessons with chess pros and play cool chess variants like bug house.

 

 

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GRADES 1st-3rd

Charlotte's Web

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FULL DAY

Charlotte's Web 

Engage in thematic activities related to the Newbery Award winning book, Charlotte's Web. Campers will learn about spiders as they weave their own web with a message. Students will explore various animal and spider life cycles. Finally, kids will build models of turn of the century fair rides.

This is a STEM-based literacy camp.

 

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GRADES 1st-6th

Lego Challenge

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HALF DAY*

Lego Challenge 

Our camps revolve around the world of science and engineering. Of course a major part of our camps is the amazing e2 Young Engineers LEGO® bricks workshops. At these fun workshops, our specially trained instructors will show the children how to build and engineer the special Young Engineers’ electric LEGO® models

 

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GRADES 3rd-8th

Rising Stars Showcase

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FULL DAY

 

Rising Stars 

Campers will explore and create new characters. Together we will write, develop, and rehearse a story about the characters and present it at this week's Rising Stars Showcase.

 

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GRADES 3rd-6th

Engineering for Kids

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 HALF DAY*

 

Engineering for Kids 

Using project based learning and team work, campers will learn we live in an engineering world!  They will build hands on projects from engineering areas like mechanical, electrical, and more. 

 

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GRADES 5th-9th

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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FULL DAY

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks -  and she is taking the Potts family with her! In this exciting camp, campers will invent new candy treats, race a flying motor car, and explore the science behind historical inventions.

This is a STEM-based literacy camp.

 

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GRADES 5th-9th

Adventure Camp

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 FULL DAY

 

Adventure Camp 

A full day of adventure challenges awaits! Challenge yourseld with teambuilding, wilderness survival, mastering the rock wall and zip line, and much more!

 

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  *Please note, ALL Specialty Camps are from 9:30am-4:00pm. "HALF DAY" camps are 3 hours of Specialty Camp programming, and 3 hours of limited traditional summer camp activities.