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 Kate Shanks-Booth, Director
 320 West MLK Jr./State Street
 Ithaca, NY 14850
 Phone: (607)-274-5310
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PLEASE NOTE: We have reached out to every camp/program currently listed in the 2020 Summer Camp Guide. Everyone is struggling and doing the best they can to quickly make changes and adjustments or to make the hard decision to cancel their camps/programs this year due to COVID-19.  

Listings are being updated or deleted as soon as the information becomes available to us.  Please contact the camp directly for more detailed information.

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 2020 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 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.
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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