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    2014 SUMMER CAMPS/CLINICS INFORMATION
    Click 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.


    REGISTRATION
    Camp Dates will be available online March 3, 2014. Registration forms will be made available online on Monday, March 31, 2014 after 5:00 p.m. Registration forms will also be available at the Parks Main Office (412 Spencer Street, 13204) on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Walk-in registration forms will be processed on a first come, space available basis for City Residents, beginning APRIL 1, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Confirmations will be e-mailed within two weeks of handing in a complete registration form. If you do not receive your confirmation please check your junk mail. Please note that only complete registration forms will be processed and camp slots will not be held for incomplete forms. Non-City Resident Camp Registration forms will be processed on a first come, space available basis beginning on Monday, May 19, 2014.
    2014 Camp Registration Form - Click here
    Important Camp Information   - Click here

    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.


    CAMP TRANSPORTATION
    The City will provide free, supervised bus transportation to all full-day camps from the pick-up sites listed below. Pre-registration for transportation must be completed five (5) full business days prior to the camp starting. Bus schedules will be based on registration and posted on-line at http://www.syracuse.ny.us/parks/messageBoard.html five (5) full business days prior to each camp week… please don’t forget to check the times/locations every week as they will be based on registrations! Pick-up and drop-off locations must be the same and remain consistent throughout the week of camp. We will try our best to keep to the times assigned however unforeseen circumstances may result in the bus arriving later or earlier than scheduled. We ask that you a drop your child off in the morning and 10 – 15 minutes early and arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to pick your child up in the afternoon. The safety of the children traveling to and from the stops is the responsibility of the parent or guardian so please plan accordingly. Sites: Meachem School; Meachem Park (near the tennis courts); Kirk Park Community Center; Skiddy Park Field House; Upper Onondaga Park (at the top of staircase leading down to the pool); Burnet Park (To the right of the Arts & Crafts facility); Westmoreland Community Center (on Westmoreland Ave near the enclosed basketball courts); Wilson Park Community Center; Barry Park Field House; Huntington School; Schiller Park Community Center or McChesney Community Center.             
                

    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. All participants must reside in the City of Syracuse and there is a non-refundable $25 fee.
    Date: Fridays from July 18 - August 15
    Director: Joe Burns
    Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Site: Sunnycrest Golf Course
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 75
    Additional Waivers: Please click here to find additional paperwork that must be turned in with registration forms 


     BASKETBALL CAMP
    Open 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 - FULL
    Director:
     Dennis Bardenett
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Corcoran High School
    Lunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation:
     Yes
    Limit: 80
    Fee: 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 -- FULL
    Session II: July 28 - August 1, 2014 -- FULL
    Director:
    SUNY ESF students/staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: Onondaga Fire Barn- Glenwood Ave to 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: Yes
    Limit: 20
    Fee: City $40/Non-City $90


     LACROSSE CAMP
    Corcoran 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
    Director: Matt Casey
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Sunnycrest Park
    Lunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 80
    Fee: 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 -- Full
    Director: Ultimate Goal Staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Burnet Park
    Lunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 80
    Fee: 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 -- FULL
    Director: M.O.S.T. Education Staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: M.O.S.T., 500 South Franklin
    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
    Additional 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 quickly
    Date: June 30 - July 3, 2014- - FULL
    Director: Rosamond Gifford Zoo Educational Staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10-13 years of age
    Site: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send lunch with your child with an ice pack.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 30
    Fee: City $40/Non-City $90
    Additional 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 -- FULL
    Director: Tim Downes
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10 -13 years of age
    Site: Fire Training Facility
    Lunch: 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


     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 -- FULL
    Director:
    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 --FULL
    Director: Syracuse Stage Educational Staff/ SU Drama Staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10-13 years of age
    Site: Syracuse Stage
    Lunch: 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
    Director: Oscar Vergara
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Sunnycrest Park
    Lunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 100
    Fee: 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 -- FULL
    Director: Mike Melfi
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Sunnycrest Park
    Lunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 50
    Fee: 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 Park
    Session II: July 14 - July 18, 2014 at Barry Park (Limit 15)FULL
    Session III: July 21 - July 25, 2014 at Meachem Park
    Session IV: July 28 - August 1, 2014 at Sunnycrest Park
    Session V: August 4 - August 8, 2014 at Sunnycrest Park
    Director: CNY Tennis Association
    Hours: 9 a.m. - Noon
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Various sites depending on the date
    Transportation: No
    Limit: *25 per session unless otherwise noted
    Fee: City $25/Non-City $50

     

     
     

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