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2016 Guide to Summer Camps In and Around Syracuse

Syracuse Moms Blog Summer Camp Guide

Your search to find the perfect summer camp for your child starts here! Syracuse Moms Blog is proud to offer this one-stop, go-to guide of camps in and around Syracuse to help you plan the best summer of fun for your child.


Manlius Pebble Hill School Summer Program

Join the best summer programs in CNY! We offer summer day camp, theater, academics, enrichment programs and Driver Education. Our Summer Place day camp runs for five weeks and offers a variety of classes to choose from so kids can create their own schedule – archery, cooking, horseback riding, photography, fashion, dance and much more. Fun Place and Kinder Place offer a fun nurturing environment for the younger ones. The majority of our counselors are certified teachers or work in the education field – an added value to your child’s experience!

Cost: $295 full day/$160 ½ day payment plans and financial aid available

Dates: June 27-August 12

5300 Jamesville Road
Syracuse, NY 13214

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YMCA Camp Iroquois

YMCA Day Camp Iroquois has been giving kids the memorable camp experience since 1933. Being the oldest continuously-running day camp in the country, we have touched lives, created bonds, and continued traditions for many years. Come experience archery, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, outdoor challenges, and more. A Counselor-In-Training program is available for 15 year olds.

Cost: $366-$448 (Costs vary based on choice of program and being a Y member)

Dates: June 27th-August 19th

4795 Sweet Road
Manlius, NY 13104

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The JCC of Syracuse’s summer day camp for preschoolers, school-age children and teens runs Monday through Friday for eight weeks. We will once again offer a variety of adventurous and enriching programs so campers can establish lasting friendships, gain experience “by doing” and have loads of fun all summer long.

Cost:  $197-$290/week (discount for JCC of Syracuse members)

Dates:  June 27 – August 19

5655 Thompson Road
DeWitt, NY 13214


Red House Art Center Summer Camp

The Redhouse Arts Center offers spring and summer camps for students ages 6 to 18 including Theatrical Institutes, Rock Camps, Little Actors, and Little Rockers. In  these camps, students work with highly skilled performers and arts educators to prepare for musical productions, plays, and rock concerts.

Cost: $200-$750 (Costs vary depending on the camp)

Dates: Camps run from June 27th to September 2nd. Please see our website for exact program dates.

201 S. West Street
Syracuse, NY 13202



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