Summer vacation is almost here, and if you don't have any plans for your children, consider summer camp!

Whether your child is a basketball player or an artist – or maybe both! – there’s a camp for him or her on this list.

Art with Artists Summer Art Camp: The Summer Studio

1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
(716) 270-8296
Starts: August 8
Allow your child to learn about the gallery’s collection of art at this summer camp operated by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Artpark Camp

450 South 4th St., Lewiston
(716) 754-4375
Starts: Dates vary
Artpark's summer camp will help your child discover their artistic or theatrical skills.

The Belle Center

104 Maryland St. Buffalo
(716) 845-0485
Starts: June 23
A co-ed day camp that includes field trips, guest speakers, and a volunteer service project, along with traditional camp activities. Programs cater to children in grades K-12.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northtowns

325 Franklin St., North Tonawanda
(716) 693-2307
Starts: June 24
Your child will experience a mixture of indoor and outdoor adventures, including crafts, sports, fishing, hiking, and swimming.

Botanical Gardens Camp

2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo
(716) 827-1584 x 291
Starts: Dates vary
The Botanical Gardens offer a variety of artistic camps.

Buffalo Dance Center Summer Camp

2331 Bowen Rd., Elma
(716) 901-4263
Starts: Dates vary
If your child is interested in dancing, check out the Buffalo Dance Center's ummer camp! Classes range from ballet to hip-hop.

Buffalo Zoo Summer Nature Camp

300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo
(716) 995-6128
Starts: Dates vary
Summer Nature Camp at the Buffalo Zoo takes campers on a fun-filled adventure with games, songs, crafts, and close encounters with the animals.

Camp Broadway at Shea’s Performing Arts Center

646 Main St., Buffalo
(716) 829-1171
Starts:July 22
Shea’s Performing Arts Center, located in downtown Buffalo, allows children to act, dance and sing in this one-week summer camp. No professional experience is required, but a strong love of theater is highly recommended!

Camp Centerland

2280 Bullis Rd., Elma
(716) 652-4250
Starts: June 23
Operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, Camp Centerland is a co-ed day camp that focuses on providing campers with a traditional camp experience in a Jewish setting.

Camp Seven Hills

(716) 837-6400
Goodyear: 10150 Olean Rd., Holland
Starts: June 30
Lakeside: Savage Road, Holland
Starts: July 8
Camp Seven Hills is an all-girls camp operated by the Girl Scouts of Western New York. There is a resident camp, Camp Goodyear, and a day camp, Camp Lakeside. Girls can participate in a variety of programs ranging from horseback riding to backpacking.

Camp Turner

9150 Quaker Run Rd., Salamanca
(716) 354-4555
Starts: July 7
Camp Turner is a co-ed resident camp operated by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. The camp is open to all youth regardless of religious affiliation. Each week, camp activities are set to a different theme, including science camp, the great outdoors and spirit week.

Cradle Beach Camp

8038 Old Lakeshore Rd., Angola
(716) 549-6307 x 205
Starts: June 24
The Summer Enrichment Program at Cradle Beach is a co-ed residential program. Campers can participate in a variety of activities, including culinary arts, swimming, and sports.

Daemen Summer Camp

4380 Main St., Amherst
Starts: Dates vary
Daemen College is host to a variety of summer camps throughout the summer. Some of the programs include Italian camp, theatre camp and boys and girls basketball camps.

Discovery Camp at the Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo
(716) 896-5200
Starts: July 8
Discovery Camp operated by the Buffalo Museum of Science caters to children ages 7-15. Programs immerse campers in a variety of scientific topics through hands-on activities.

Discovery Camp at Tifft Nature Preserve

1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo
(716) 825-6397
Starts: July 1
Discovery Camp hosted by the Tifft Nature Preserve offers multiple programs geared towards different age groups. Campers will spend their time discovering nature and learning new things about a variety of topics.

Summer at Nichols

1250 Amherst St., Buffalo
(716) 332-6300 x 391
Starts: Dates vary
Nichols School offers a variety of things for students to do, such as girls hockey camp, developmental hockey and driver's education.


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Starts: Dates vary
UB will be hosting several youth camps during the summer. From beginner to advanced, your child will be able to enhance their skills in these programs.


301 Cayuga Rd., Suite 100, Buffalo
(716) 565-6000
Starts: June 20
Summer camp through the Y is offered at several locations all over Western New York. Programs offered cater to different age levels and special interests, including theater, gymnastics, sports and mountain biking.

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Contributed by Bridget DeMeis and Ariana Harvin-Mahiques

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