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2014 SUMMER CAMPS/CLINICS INFORMATIONClick here to view the 2013 Camp Photo Collection
SCHOLARSHIPS - Limited Availability Submit a letter to the Commissioner of Parks & Rec explaining the need along with the completed application. There is a one camp per child limit as camp space permits. Funds are limited so act today! City- residents only.
CAMPER’S CODE OF CONDUCT 1. Everyone is expected to participate in all planned activities as defined by the camp schedule and be in appropriate dress (sneakers are a must for participation in all sport camps or activities!) 2. Obscene and discriminatory language, rough-housing, insubordination and/or put-downs will not be tolerated at anytime. 3. Property of others should be respected at all times. 4. Items which are of value, unsafe, intrusive, in poor taste, or otherwise objectionable are not to be brought to camp. Summer camp is meant to be a fun, educational and recreational activity. For the benefit of all campers, it is important that children behave appropriately within the summer camps. If it becomes necessary to take disciplinary action against a camp participant, the steps that will be followed are outlined below:1st incident: The camper will receive a verbal warning and an explanation as to why the behavior is inappropriate (whenever possible, this will be done in a one-on-one setting removed from other campers).2nd incident: Staff will determine an appropriate consequence for the camper’s actions (examples may include exclusion from participating in an activity). The camper’s parent will be notified of their behavior when they arrive to pick up the child or by phone.3rd incident: The child will be excused from camp without a tuition refund The Summer Camp Staff reserves the right to bar any child from summer camps following a first incident in cases of serious behavior problems. Refunds will not be given in these circumstances and may result in omission from additional camps you may have registered your child for.
FULL Camps - This page may not always contain the most up-to-date information as to when camps fill due to frequent registration updates. Please call to verify availability of slots.
REFUND POLICY All refund requests must be submitted in writing to 412 Spencer Street, Syracuse, NY, 13204, Attn: REFUND REQUEST∙ Full refunds will be processed if requested in writing at least seven (7) business days in advance of the class.∙ If a refund request is received less than 7 days in advance of the class, you will receive a 50% refund.∙ No refunds will be given less than one full business day prior to the class starting date. (If the class begins on Monday, the refund request must be received by the Thursday prior.)∙ All refunds will be paid by the City of Syracuse via check made payable to the name on the original registration form, and could take up to 4-6 weeks to receive.∙ Prorated refunds may be given after a program has begun if written medical verification (from your primary physician) is received for injury or illness. A prorated refund will be based on the number of days left in the class upon receipt of your medical verification in our office. If we receive the written medical verification after the end of the class, no refund will be given.
CAMP CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER OR EMERGENCIES In the event of inclement weather (Heavy rain, thunderstorms, high heat index etc.) camps may be cancelled. We will make this determination by 8:00 a.m. Cancellations will be posted online at http://www.syracuse.ny.us/parks/messageBoard.html. Please remember to check after 8:00 a.m.
THE FIRST TEE GOLF CLINIC The City of Syracuse will present it’s Annual Junior Golf Academy run by the Central New York Professional Golf Association. Participants will learn many aspects of the game, including etiquette, grip and swing techniques. The Program includes breakfast and lunch. There is a non-refundable $25 fee. Date: Fridays from July 18 - August 15- FULLDirector: Joe BurnsHours: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Ages: 8 - 16Site: Sunnycrest Golf CourseTransportation: NoLimit: 75Additional Waivers: Please click here to find additional paperwork that must be turned in with registration forms
BASKETBALL CAMPOpen to boys and girls...This long running camp will include daily drills designed to improve a player's skills in the critical aspects of the game: passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defending. The camp may also feature local basketball greats as guest speakers. Date: August 11 - 15, 2014 - FULLDirector: Dennis BardenettHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 8 - 13 years of ageSite: Fowler High School ** Change of location as of 7/1/2014Lunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be availableTransportation: YesLimit: 80Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
ESF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CAMP- Video Join SUNY ESF Science Corps Students and faculty as we go on a week long exploration of our natural urban eco-system. A curriculum of inquiry based learning activities and games will help children to explore, appreciate and learn about many different plants and animals right in their backyard. Field trips may be scheduled during camp hours.Session I: July 21 - July 25, 2014 -- FULLSession II: July 28 - August 1, 2014 -- FULLDirector: SUNY ESF students/staffHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 10 - 13 years of ageSite: Onondaga Fire Barn- Glenwood Ave to 500 Summit Ave and you will run right into it.Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send lunch with your child with an ice pack.Transportation: YesLimit: 20Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
LACROSSE CAMPCorcoran grad and MLL pro, Matt Casey, is bringing back youth lacrosse camp to the Parks! He will be teaching the fundamentals of basic passing, checking, and goal tending skills, while developing endurance, coordination and teamwork. Participants should bring their own stick and equipment. Sign up today as spots will go quick!Date: July 14 - 17, 2014 - Registrations are no longer being accepted!Director: Matt CaseyHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 8 - 13 years of ageSite: Sunnycrest ParkLunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be availableTransportation: YesLimit: 80Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
MULTI-SPORT CAMP Fill your summer days with our exciting Multi-Sport opportunities. The staff, led by our experts in backyard sports, will organize, educate and supervise soccer, kickball, relay races and much more. This week of summer will give each participant the ability to learn new activities, make friends and simply have fun playing throughout the days. Date: July 28 - August 1, 2014 -- FullDirector: Ultimate Goal StaffHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 8 - 13 years of ageSite: Burnet ParkLunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be availableTransportation: YesLimit: 80Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
M.O.S.T. MUSEUM SCIENCE CAMP Participants between the ages of 10-14 will be given the opportunity to explore multiple realms of science. Get ready to be captivated by the hands on activities that illustrate lessons in physics, chemistry, geology, liquids and space. Session I : July 7 - July 11, 2014 -- FULLDirector: M.O.S.T. Education StaffHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 10 - 13 years of ageSite: M.O.S.T., 500 South FranklinLunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send lunch with your child with an ice pack.Transportation: YesLimit: 25Fee: City $40/Non-City $90Additional Waivers: Please click here to find additional paperwork that must be turned in with registration forms
PARKS & RECREATION ANIMAL CAMP Don’t miss this chance for a “wild” camp experience! Campers participate in Zoo tours, up close animal encounters, hands-on activities, games and crafts. Our experienced, enthusiastic staff is dedicated to ensure the best possible experience for your child. Experience all the Zoo has to offer in this unique opportunity! Hurry, this fun, educational camp will fill quicklyDate: June 30 - July 3, 2014- - FULLDirector: Rosamond Gifford Zoo Educational StaffHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 10-13 years of ageSite: Rosamond Gifford ZooLunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send lunch with your child with an ice pack.Transportation: YesLimit: 30Fee: City $40/Non-City $90Additional Waivers: Please click here to find additional paperwork that must be turned in with registration forms.
POLICE & FIRE CAMP - Video Open to boys and girls...Participants will have the opportunity to interact with professional policeman and firefighters throughout this week long camp as well as learn the basic duties that our local heroes perform everyday...This is sure to be a Summer Camp Favorite! Date: July 14 - July 18, 2014 -- FULLDirector: Tim DownesHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 10 -13 years of ageSite: Fire Training FacilityLunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send lunch with your child with an ice pack.Transportation: YesLimit: 20Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
ROCK CAMP AT THE RED HOUSE
This rock camp is for the beginning musician. This intensive music camp will give students ages 10 to 13 the opportunity to learn musical instruments under the training of some of the most sought after instructors in the CNY area. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of several instruments, while being given the opportunity to collaborate with peers, write original music, develop a band, and prepare a final performance to showcase what they have learned during their time at camp. This is not to be missed!Date: August 4 - August 8, 2014 -- FULLDirector: The Red House Educational Staff Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ages: 10 - 13 years of age Site: The Red House Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send lunch with your child with an ice pack. Transportation: Yes Limit: 25 Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
SUMMERSTAGE CAMP Working in a professional theatre environment, students participating in SummerStage will have the opportunity to spend a week exploring the elements of theatre through voice work, movement, mask improvisation and acting. Participants will gain transferable skills as well as develop a new understanding of what it takes to be an actor. Be sure not to miss this one!Date: June 30 - July 3, 2014 --FULLDirector: Syracuse Stage Educational Staff/ SU Drama StaffHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 10-13 years of ageSite: Syracuse StageLunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send lunch with your child with an ice pack.Transportation: Yes Limit: 20 Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
SOCCER CAMP Open to boys and girls...Players will be introduced to the basic skills of the game, including dribbling, passing, body positioning, goal tending, and more! Coach Vergara and his staff will provide a fun week of skill building and light competition. All participants must wear sneakers to participate. Date: July 7 - July 11, 2014 - FULLDirector: Oscar VergaraHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 8 - 13 years of ageSite: Sunnycrest ParkLunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be availableTransportation: YesLimit: 100Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
TRACK & FIELD CAMP A Summer Camp Favorite! Open to boys and girls...Participants will learn the basic shot put, high jump, and be introduced to drills to improve sprinting, track distance running, and cross country technique.Date: July 21 - 25, 2014 -- FULLDirector: Mike MelfiHours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Ages: 8 - 13 years of ageSite: Sunnycrest ParkLunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be availableTransportation: YesLimit: 50Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
1/2 DAY TENNIS CAMP Offered in 3 city neighborhoods, participants will benefit from the instruction of USTA professionals while learning how to properly serve and execute forehand and backhand shots. Instructors will also teach agility and footwork patterns necessary to cover the court. Please note that this a 1/2 day camp -- lunch and transportation will not be provided. Session I: July 7 - July 11, 2014 at Schiller ParkSession II: July 14 - July 18, 2014 at Barry Park (Limit 15) - FULLSession III: July 21 - July 25, 2014 at Meachem ParkSession IV: July 28 - August 1, 2014 at Sunnycrest ParkSession V: August 4 - August 8, 2014 at Sunnycrest Park - FULLDirector: CNY Tennis AssociationHours: 9 a.m. - NoonAges: 8 - 13 years of ageSite: Various sites depending on the dateTransportation: NoLimit: *25 per session unless otherwise notedFee: City $25/Non-City $50
2014 SUMMER CAMPS CLINICS INFORMATION Click here to view the 2013 Camp Photo Collection. Click here to complete a 2013 Summer Camp Satisfaction Survey SCHOLARSHIPS Limited Availability Submit a letter to the Commissioner of Parks & Rec explaining