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Summer Camp Guide

Select an Age Group and/or Search for a camp/program by a key word (eg: art, outdoor). 

Select any age group or enter a search term, then click on Apply to see results


WELCOME to our searchable Summer Camp Guide.

We are extremely happy that so many summer programs/camps will be offered this summer.

A few tips as you decide on a camp or program for your child(ren):

  • COVID-19 -  precautions and concerns. Camps/programs will be monitoring safety guidelines. Be sure to check directly with the camp you are interested in on the specific guidelines they will be following regarding wearing masks and social distancing. Above all else, the health and safety of your child is most important.

  • There are differences between “camps” and programs, workshops, or classes. Official camps must be registered with the New York State Health Department and meet specific criteria. Some programs may be registered as school-aged child care programs through the Child Development Council but still call themselves camps.  If you have any concerns or questions:

1) speak directly with the director of the camp or program,
2) contact Rene Borgella at the County Public Health Department, , 274-6600, or

3) contact the Child Development Council at 273-0259 about camps operated by school-aged child care programs (SACCs).

  • Be sure to ask if full or partial scholarships are available

  • For parents who receive public assistance, contact the Department of Social Services regarding subsidized fees for 2022 camps: Corrie Root @ 274-5612.

  • Many camps will provide before and after supervision, making it feasible for working parents. Always ask and inquire about supervision provided outside of camp or program hours as well as any additional fees for the service.

  • Inquire directly with the Camp Director regarding accommodations for youth with disabilities. 

The content was prepared as a public service by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department. The Department receives tax support from Tompkins County and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Enjoy and have a safe and healthy summer!