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Spring Break 2014 PROGRAMS AND CAMPS


 Rochester Museum and Science Center

RMSC has a variety of camps available for ages 6- and 9-11.

Register for one day at a time, or the full week!
 Seneca Park Zoo
 Seneca Park Zoo

A Sense of Survival:  A spring break camp for students ages 5-9

 Rock Ventures Rock Climbing Camps

Limited space still available for Spring Break Camp!


Summer Internships for High School Students at BTI

Undergraduate and high school summer internships at BTI, Cornell University and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career is right for you. Currently we offer positions to outstanding students interested in Plant Genome Research, Bioinformatics and Bioenergy Education.

Applications are accepted annually from November until the first Friday of February.

2014 Dates:
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25

Challenger Learning Center of Greater Rochester Summer Camp 2014 

Students will "fly" two missions to Mars, experience a Planetarium show, video conference live with an actual NASA engineer, create a stop motion animated movie, create a podcast, and much more.

When they are not part of a flight crew on a simulated mission, students are engineers and scientists designing vehicles and simple machines to be used on the surface of Mars. Like real engineers and scientists, campers will follow specific NASA guidelines such as cost effectiveness and durability. By the end of camp, students will have experienced some of the challenges actual NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists face.


 Rochester Museum & Science Center 2014 Summer Fun Camps

RMSC summer fun hands-on opportunities for children and young people ages 2–15 to explore everything from robots to fossils to amusement park science. Week-long camp sessions take place from the end of June through August at the Museum & Science Center on East Avenue and at the RMSC Cumming Nature Center near Naples, NY.

June 9 - August 29 2014
Seneca Park Zoo Summer Camps
The Seneca Park Zoo offers summer camps for children of all ages. Learn firsthand about the zoo's animals: survival skills, biology, populations, and much more.

Visit the zoo's website to read about the camps being offered for each age group.


July 13-26, 2014

Environmental Studies Youth Summer Institute

The Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges offers a two-week, college-level interdisciplinary program for talented high-school students entering their junior and senior years  The program is designed as an introduction to a variety of environmental issues and perspectives on nature and our environment.

August3-8, 2014

PAN Free Residential Summer Program
The Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) free summer program for science teachers and high school students is now accepting applications for summer 2013.  PAN participants will learn about scientific research in nuclear astrophysics. 


Summer 2014

4-H Camp of the Bristol Hills
This exciting opportunity blends the rustic outdoor environment of camp with the science and technology that drives our world today. Using materials from a variety of sources including land-grant universities like Cornell, campers get hands-on experience with a variety of STEM principles.

Camp Invention
This weeklong summer enrichment program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation changes the way children see the world and inspires them to make a difference.


Churchville Fairbanks Road Elementary 7/14/14-7/18/14
Webster Plank Road South Elementary 7/21/14-7/25/14
Victor Victor Primary School 7/21/14-7/25/14
Honeoye Falls Manor Intermediate School 8/11/14-8/15/14

RIT Summer Camps

RIT offers a variety of summer camps for all ages and interests!  Click here for a chart of what they are offering in 2014 that includes links to all of their programs.

Cornell University Summer College Program

We offer precollege programs for talented high school students. Experience the excitement of college life, take college courses with renowned faculty, and enjoy an "unforgettable, life-changing summer."

We offer three- and six-week programs for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Check program descriptions for eligibility, dates, credits, and application deadlines. Many STEM related programs available.

Girl Scouts of Western New York
Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley

Each summer hundreds of girls, just like yourself, come to our camps. Why? Because they know they will:

Enjoy fun and exciting activities
Make new friends
Feel good about themselves by learning new skills
Do things they have never done before
Have a GREAT time!

Plus, many more... check the program website to see annual camp offerings.

Kids Camp at Springdale Farm
During each session, campers will learn about the foods we eat to stay healthy and what the farmer's role is in producing our food. Through hands-on activities, each child will experience how our food gets planted, harvested and then processed into the products we purchase at the store. This camp is for ages 4-9

July 7 - August 29, 2014

Summer Research Program for High School Juniors 

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester holds an annual summer research program for high school students who have just completed their junior year. The eight-week program provides an exceptional opportunity for highly motivated students to experience scientific research in a realistic environment. The students will work 40-hour weeks and are paid.

RoboFun Summer Camps

At RoboFun, students of all skill levels will have exciting hands-on digital learning experiences in a creative and rewarding environment.

We offer half day options for Grades 1 - 6 during 11 weekly sessions beginning June 16th. For parents interested in full day camp, please sign up for half day AM and half day PM on the same week. Email Naima McQueen at for a $55 refund for the full day registration.

Kindergarten Kids will be offered Week 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 only.

July 7-30, 2014

Pre-College Experiences in Physics
PREP is a summer science program for selected 9th or 10th grade girls from Rochester area public and private high schools. Our aim is to encourage young women's interest in science. The three and a half week program, on the University of Rochester campus, provides an introduction to physics through a sequence of hands-on, inquiry-driven laboratory activities with experienced instructors.

Visit the website for additional information and application guidelines.

Rochester Scholars

University of Rochester's pre-college, academic programs that offer students a chance to experience college life and explore new careers

A residential component of this program is available for high school students for one to three weeks over the summer.
Programs offer non-credit mini-courses reflective of areas of study available at the University.
Students can choose up to two courses per session. Classes meet for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, with morning sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 and afternoon sessions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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July 14-25

Rochester Young Scholars Academy at Geneseo (RYSAG)

RYSAG's summer camp is an interdisciplinary, thematic and residential program directed at rising sixth- through eleventh-grade students. Rochester Young Scholars spend two weeks at the SUNY campus in Geneseo, NY, 25 miles from downtown Rochester.
During the day, students rotate between an interconnected series of subject-specific courses, as related to the theme of the camp.

After classes, students engage in recreational activities such as basketball, soccer, dance, music and headquarter time.
The 2014 camp will focus on water resources, using Project WET curricula.

Weekly from June 30 
through August 29
Rock Ventures Rock Climbing Camps
Looking for summer fun and exercise? Then come climb with us at RockVentures! Spend a full week at our awesome Summer Climbing and Leadership Training Camp. There's no bugs, mud or sunburns to worry about. Our Camp runs from 8AM to 5PM, and each session is Monday to Friday. (Half-Day and Single-Day Options too) Our Camp is designed for 6-13 year olds.  Leaders in Training are 15-17 years.

July 27 - August 1, 2014
A week-long summer camp for deaf or hard-of-hearing girls entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2014 who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

Get a head start thinking about your dream career and how to make it happen. At TechGirlz Camp, you will:

  • Find out about chemistry, computers, engineering, science, and more.
  • Meet other girls like you who are interested in science and technology.
  • Use high-tech lab equipment to solve problems.
  • Stay in RIT college residence halls.
  • Have fun!

Greece Community Education Programs
Throughout the summer the Greece Community Education Program offers classes for all ages and in many subjects including science, computers, engineering, and web design. There is a $3 additional charge for non-greece residents.

Kids College
All camps are for boys and girls who are entering grades 3-8.

Kids College utilizes the facilities and resources of the Colleges to provide children with an opportunity to have a summer full of academic activity and fun in a safe and friendly environment.

July 7 - July 25, 2014

Kinder Camp @ Hobart and William Smith Colleges

This is fun-filled, academically based summer program for campers entering grades 1 and 2. Students will have the opportunity to choose different programs throughout the summer and will be provided with fun, hands-on experiences to expand and enhance their inner self.

July 7 - August 27, 2014

Zoo Teen

Every summer the Seneca Park Zoo offers a group of young people the chance to learn about their favorite animals, strengthen their public speaking skills, gain valuable community service experience and help the Zoo reach thousands of visitors with important messages about how to conserve the environment and protect endangered animals. Hours are flexible!

Deadline for Applications is April 1, 2014.


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July 7 - August 15, 2014

College for Kids at MCC

is an all-day program offiering the perfect blend of educational and recreation activities for your child. Located on MCC's Brighton Campus, the program is designed to provide children with opportunities to improve their basic skills while continuing their learning over summer vacation.

is for children entering 6th ,7th and 8th grades. TLC provides
campers the opportunity to develop leadership skills with MCC
Student Life and Leadership staff. Campers will hone their
leadership skills and then have the opportunity to apply their new skills by participating in leadership activities at the SCFK program part-time.


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry's Science and Technology Entry Program
STEP is a New York State funded program for high school students who are economically disadvantaged or from underrepresented backgrounds. The program is designed to stimulate participants' interest in career development opportunities in medicine and the health care professions. STEP students have the opportunity to work directly with physicians, technical staff, certified teachers, medical, and graduate students. Students are exposed to a variety of academic and professional skill development opportunities to enhance their problem solving, critical thinking and test taking skills with an emphasis on active or "hands-on" learning. 

Applicants must be a New York State Resident living in Wayne or Monroe County


Summer of Innovation

Summer of Innovation is an intensive STEM teaching and learning program that targets middle school students and middle school teachers.  Offers shall include a summer engagement component and follow-on efforts designed to keep students involved in NASA-themed STEM activities during the academic year.