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Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps 2017

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 2017 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 26-30, 2017

GRADES K - 9th

S'more Swimming

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 HALF 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.

(This program has 2 offerings - Junior S'more for grades K-2nd and Senior S'more for grades 3rd-9th)

 

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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 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

Harry Potter

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FULL DAY

Harry Potter - This program invites students to immerse themselves in the magical setting of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While learning important educational skills and social values, your students will create potions with Professor Snape, design house crests with Professor Dumbledore, craft personalized wands with Harry Potter and play a real life Quidditch match!

 

 

 

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GRADES 1st-6th

Young Engineers

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HALF DAY*

Young Engineers - 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 5th-9th

Hoop There It Is

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HALF DAY*

Hoop There It Is - A skill-building basketball program to engage children in the basics through fun and creative skills, drills, and scrimmages.

 

 
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GRADES 5th-9th

RC Racers

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 FULL DAY

 

RC Racers - Students will design a working RC Car and keep the RC cars that they create. If that's not exciting enough, they will apply the principles of engineering to modify their gear and axle ratios for competition in an exciting race course!

 

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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 21-25, 2017

GRADES K - 9th

S'more Swimming

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 HALF 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.

(This program has 2 offerings - Junior S'more for grades K-2nd and Senior S'more for grades 3rd-9th)


 

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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

Art & Letters

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HALF DAY*

Art & Letters - Artwork comes in many shapes and sizes but there are also a wide variety of mediums. In  this early childhood program, students will explore many art making methods, while they review their letters.

 

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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-6th

Young Engineers

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HALF DAY*

Young Engineers - 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 4th-6th

Harry Potter

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FULL DAY

Harry Potter - This program invites students to immerse themselves in the magical setting of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While learning important educational skills and social values, your students will create potions with Professor Snape, design house crests with Professor Dumbledore, craft personalized wands with Harry Potter and play a real life Quidditch match!

 

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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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GRADES 5th-9th

Nature & Photography

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 HALF DAY*

 

Nature & Photography - This camp will introduce photography and art elements while exploring nature and science. Students will use a digital camera to capture light, line, balance, contrast and 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 traditional summer camp activities.