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 Kate Shanks-Booth, Director
 320 West MLK Jr./State Street
 Ithaca, NY 14850
 Phone: (607)-274-5310
 Fax: (607)-274-5313
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WELCOME to our searchable Summer Camp Guide.
A few tips as you decide on a camp or program for your child(ren):
  • 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 Kristee Morgan at the County Public Health Department, 274-6688, 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 2019 camps: Laura Hendrickson @ 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 about program accessibility for youth with disabilities. For advice, questions or more information about inclusion of youth with disabilities into recreational programs, contact Recreation Support Services at the Ithaca Youth Bureau (607) 273-8364.
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.
You can now search for a camp/program by a key word (eg: art, outdoor) or by age range on both, the Web Map and Search box bellow. 
Enjoy and have a safe and healthy summer!

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