Summer is creeping up and it’s time to start thinking about summer camps! There are lots of area Saratoga summer camps featuring everything from art, music, horse riding, science, sports and so much more. If you don’t see your camp information on this list, or if we’ve forgotten anything, email SaratogaMama and we’ll add it right away!
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The Malta Montessori School offers a summer program for ages 3-6. The program is which is designed to be a fun, relaxed and interesting environment where the children have a hands-on learning experience. It is not necessary to be enrolled in the Montessori school to attend the summer camp programs. Four 2-week sessions will be offered this year, and parents can choose half day, full day or add extended care if needed.
Session 1: (July 2-13, No Camp July 4th) Bugs and Gardens
Session 2: (July 16-27) Little Scientists Camp
Session 3: (July 30- Aug 10) Kids in the Kitchen
Session 4: (Aug 13-24) Ancient Greece and Olympics Camp
Kids in the Kitchen.
The kitchen themed camp will allow students to create their own dishes while incorporating a variety of lessons, from math to food history. Children will have a unique activity in the kitchen each day, from baking treats to mixing smoothies. They will also work to create their own cookbook based on their cooking throughout the camp.
Bugs and Gardens
Bugs have an important role in ecosystems, and even within a home or school garden. This camp will provide children an opportunity to study and learn about a variety of bugs. Children will develop their understanding through a variety of tangible topics, including why do bugs exist? Why do they like flowers? What do they like to eat? What color are they? Do the help or hurt our gardens? Children will have a chance to use their imagination to create buggy crafts, play buggy games and read buggy stories!
Little Scientists Camp
Children will have an opportunity to learn about science principles in their daily environment and through basic experiments in this camp. Each day, students will explore a different concept, from air and water pressure & movement to fun, but safe chemical reactions between baking soda and vinegar. Each young scientist will participate in experiments and record observations in their very own science notebook, and gain a better understanding of how things work in our world.
Ancient Greece and Olympics Camp
Explore the wonders of Ancient Greece as we discover ancient art, architecture, mythology and the original Olympics for two weeks this summer. Children will learn about the culture and trades during this time period through a variety of activities. Students will have the opportunity to make their own pottery and jewelry, as well as experience archaeology by having their own experience to dig for artifacts. Additionally, students will learn about Greek gods and goddesses and their wonderful tales of adventure.
Fees and Schedule
Half Day 8:30am-12:00pm $166 per 2 week session
Full Day 8:30am-3:00pm $338 per 2 week session
Extended 8:30am-4:30pm $ 405 per 2 week session
Extended 8:30am-5:30pm$ 450 per 2 week session
Half Day 8:30am-12:00pm $185 per 2 week session
Full Day 8:30am-3:00pm $375 per 2 week session
Extended 8:30am-4:30pm $450 per 2 week session
Extended 8:30am-5:30pm $500 per 2 week session
About Malta Montessori: The Malta Montessori School was established in 2006 and is experiencing a wonderfully successful fourth year full of growth and development of our programs. Malta Montessori currently enrolls children from the ages of 3 to 6 years for both Pre-K and Kindergarten as well as ages 6-9 (1st-3rd Grade) for our newly expanded Lower Elementary class. The school is located conveniently right off of Interstate 87 at exit 12 making it easily accessible for parents from the Clifton Park, Ballston Spa, Burnt-Hills, Ballston Lake, Stillwater, Malta and Saratoga areas. Read SaratogaMama’s profile of Malta Montessori.
Come join the fun this summer at Tiny Tots Early Learning Center! Summer camp for pre-school age children (4-5 yrs) will be offered during nine weeks this summer, school age children (5-7 years post kindergarten) will be offered for 9 weeks four days a week. In addition we will be offering 6 weeks of preschool (3-5 years) afternoon camp (4 days a week) and 6 weeks of Tot Camp for 2-3 year olds (3 days a week).
Tiny Tots Early Learning Center is located just off of Exit 8 in Clifton Park in the Exit 8 Plaza. Miss Deb is the owner and teacher at Tiny Tots and has over 20 years of experience and is amazing! Read SaratogaMama profile of Tiny Tots Early Learning Center for more info. Contact Miss Deb at (518) 371-2034 or email@example.comMore Info
Fun themes have been carefully designed so your child will have many rich and varied activities to stimulate his/her growth and development while attending a part day independent camp. In addition to the themes and weekly descriptions below your child will enjoy circle time, music, movement, art, cooperative games, story time, and a nutritious snack each day.
Dates and Themes (Please note there is no camp the week of 4th of July)
Week #1 June 25th-28th (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp, Tot Camp)
In a Bugs Life– The buzz about town that this will be fantastic! Join us for a weekly adventure full of nature’s wonder and beauty. We’ll discover the insect world through nature walks, finger plays, stories, crafts, educational materials, and bug nets!
Week #2 July 9th-12th (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp, Tot Camp)
Pirates and Princesses– Join us as we enjoy a little royalty! We will broaden the imaginations of young adventurer’s by building our own castle; engaging in a real treasure hunt and breaking open a piñata! Imaginations will come to life with dramatic play, music, art, dress-up, and much more.
Week #3 July 16th-19th (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp, Tot Camp)
Water All Around Us– Our most popular week is back again for another SPLASH! Join us as we explore the wonderful world of water with our hands, feet and all five senses. We’ll pour, measure, freeze, melt, splash, mix, spray, and create. Let’s get wet! Please provide your child with a swimsuit and towel each day. We recommend applying sunscreen daily prior to camp.
Week #4 July 23rd-26th (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp, Tot Camp)
Under the Sun and Sea– We’ll learn about sea creatures and aquatic life that’s always on the move. We’ll introduce the wonders of our oceans and beaches through experiments and our sensory tables. Campers will enjoy their own luau complete with homemade Hawaiian skirts, leis, and island snacks. The island awaits us!
Week #5 July 30th-August 2nd (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp, Tot Camp) Cooking and Creations– During each class our mini chefs will create their own healthy snack and a fun food art or concoction. Children will decorate their own apron and they will make their own chef’s hat to wear during class and then take them home at the end of the week. This class will broaden taste buds, enhance creativity, encourage socialization and reinforce early math skills.
Week #6 August 6th-9th (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp, Tot Camp) Let’s Camp Out! – Campers will explore nature and the creatures of the forest! Bring a sleeping bag, blanket, pillow or whatever it takes to enjoy our tent time! That’s right, tents set up daily for our creative campers to enjoy!! Using themed art projects, nature hikes, games like “flashlight tag” and snacks that’ll include s’mores and mud cups with worms. Where will your woodland imagination take you?
Week #7 August 13th-16th (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp) Raiders of the Lost Artifacts– (fossils and minerals) an exciting week of exploring the remnants of a forgotten time and minerals of today. We’ll experience our earthly treasures through exploring both indoors and outdoors. Using experiments, crafts and our own digging site we will uncover the excitement of fossils and the beauty of rocks and gems! Campers will get to decorate their own treasure box and bring home their own special minerals!
Week #8 August 20th-August 23rd (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp)
Space! This is a unique opportunity to expose our campers to the beauty of outer space and all its splender! Children will learn about the planets and their characteristics, the stars, astronauts and what gravity is. They will enjoy making their own planet, constellations, rockets and even space age crystals! If you child loves science or has an interest in outer space this is a great week for them to attend. Please note…girls love space too!!
Week #9 August 27th–August 30th (Preschool Camp, School Age Camp)
Growing School Skills– We saved this theme for the end of summer to prepare your child for “back to school”. Children learn by seeing and doing. This class will provide your preschooler the opportunity to learn how to write their name, sign and sing the alphabet song, learn their colors, shapes, numbers, and various animals. Through circle time, music, different art mediums and centers your child will be exposed to a fun and exciting early education setting where learning and socialization will be fostered in the most nurturing way. Whether you child is starting preschool, nursery school or kindergarten in September, this class is sure to give them a jump-start!
Premier Dance is offering both evening dance workshop classes and day camp programs.
Day Camps offered this year are Fairytale Camp, Hip-Hop & ACRO Camp, and Musical Theater Camp. Day Camp programs run from 9am-1pm and are for ages 5-12. Each week is $150.
Dance Workshop is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from July 16th thru August 17th . These are traditional classes in many different disciplines like tap, jazz, ballet, HIP-HOP and more….These classes are great for the recreational dancer looking to keep up with their skills and try something a little different from their normal fall class and for the pre-professional dancer to keep up on their technique and skills.
For more information please see the web site or call 518-373-7000.More Info
Day camps from 9am to 1pm for ages 5 thru 12
All Camps are $150.00 for the week
July 23rd thru July 27th
We will explore the fairytales of all our favorite princesses and movie characters. Each day they can come dressed as the princess of that day. We will dance to the music of our princess and read the stories of them as well. Their will be arts and crafts each day to go along with our fairy tale theme that day.
Hip-Hop & ACRO Camp
July 23rd thru July 27th
In this jam packed week we will work on the many different styles of hip-hop/street funk dance. All music is family friendly and appropriate as well as the dance movements taught. A portion of the morning will be for prop building or other arts and crafts to go along with out routines that we will be working on. the other portion of the day will be for tumbling and floor acrobatics. We will have 2 spotters and will start off the week with the basics and work our way up to more advanced tumbling skills. We are able to accomodate both the beginner and experienced tumblers.
Musical Theatre Camp
presents..“Wizard of Oz”
August 6th thru August 10th
Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow with Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion as they journey to the land of Oz. Along the way they will sing and dance to classics such as “If I Only Had a Brain”, “Mean Ole Lion” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. There will also be acting components involved throughout the week as well and incorporated into our mini Qizard Of Oz production at the end of the week. We will work on arts and crafts and props as well to go along with out theme.
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At Camp Little Notch, girls ages 7-17 can attend a one, two, or three-week session and participate in challenging and fun activities such as rock climbing, creek walking, arts and crafts, nature study, canoeing, hiking, primitive camping, and sleeping under the stars. We hope you’ll join us for a memorable summer in our magical forest home.
Camp Northwoods offers an exciting program of sports, cultural arts, nature study and relaxed play for children entering grades 1-6.More Info
Children entering grades 1-6* will also enjoy activities that include arts and crafts, ceramics, games, hiking, and daily swim time. Our goal is to provide a variety of fun activities that happily challenge the imagination, intellect, and body. We hope you will join us this summer.
2012 Camp Fees
Application Fee: $40 (nonrefundable)
Tuition for each 2-week Sessions: $420
Tuition for 1-week Session of Camp Northwoods: $225
*Campers must be 6 years old as of June 25, 2012
4 Camps, 8 weeks starting July 8, 2013
Saratoga Arts offers a unique summer camp experience for children ages 5-14 who love to learn about and create art. Every week campers will enjoy experimenting with different mediums (drawing, painting, sculpture) and learn about different artists, art movements and art from the collections of the world’s most famous museums. Taught by a faculty with over three decades of teaching experience, we strive to provide a safe, comfortable arts-learning environment where our campers can truly enjoy art and the art-making process.
Contact Tanya Tobias, Education Director, at (518) 584-4132 ext. 202 with questions
View the PDF Saratoga Arts Camp 2013 Brochure for all the details and pricing.
WEEK 1 – The Artist as Inventor – July 8 – July 12
WEEK 2 – The Artist as Visionary – July 15 – July 19
WEEK 3 – The Artist as Rebel – July 22 – July 26
WEEK 4 – The Artist as Trendsetter – July 29 – August 2
WEEK 5 – The Artist as Genius – August 5 – August 9
WEEK 6 – The Artist as Teacher – August 12 – August 16
WEEK 7 – The Artist as Leader – August 19 – August 23
WEEK 8 -The Surprise Artist – August 26 – August 30
Located at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street in downtown Saratoga Springs, The Arts Center is situated in historic Congress Park. Whenever we are able (weather permitting of course) we use the park for inspiration for paintings, drawing and sculpture; we even often enjoy lunch and/or snack times in the park.
Early Registration Discount through Feb. 28, 2013!
*All Camps will be held at St. Clement’s School, 231 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY
Offering several camp options for three age groups, 7-11, 9-13, and 14-18.
Also offering a Making Connections camp for children ages 11-15 on the Autism Spectrum, July 22-26, 2013
An art show will be held at the end of every session for family and friends! Each weekly session: $200 (includes all supplies and snacks!) Call today to register your child: 518-584-8244
SUMMER 2012 SCHEDULE
Week 1: 7th-9th graders, June 25-29, 10am-1pm
Learn about artists that have gone before you, from Monet and VanGogh to Kandinsky. We’ll have a look at art through the ages as we move from realism to abstraction, all in one week!
Week 2: K-3rd graders, July 9-13, 10am-1pm
Exploring the wonderful world of illustration, we will begin each day with a story time to get our creative juices flowing! Afterwards, we’ll talk about how the illustrations were made and make some of our own! This will be a fun and exciting week full of mixed materials and inspired approaches!
Week 3: 4th-6th graders, July 16-20, 10am-1pm
This fun-packed week will take you on a cultural journey to create projects from illuminated manuscripts to Aztec suns!
Have FUN and EXPLORE your creativity in clay this summer!
We are offering 16 diffferent, week-long, sessions this year. Each session is half-day, either morning or afternoon. Come have fun and explore the world of clay. Learn a wide variety of techniques including: Pinch pots, slab projects, simple pieces on the wheel, as well as, glazing and firing techniques. With a maximum of 12 kids per session, you’ll receive both group and individual instruction at your own skill level. Beginners are welcome. Our experienced instructors will offer patient encouragement and guidance to make your experience both magical and exciting. Open to all skill levels ages 7 – 16.
Geyser Road Fields
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
7/16/2012 – 7/19/2012 for ages 6-13
British Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Equally important, the Challenger coaching staff provides your child with lessons in respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Camp programs include a free ball and shirt and a free British Soccer jersey for on line registrations 45 days prior to camp!
Join us for an adventure-packed summer. This program provides campers entering fifth grade through tenth grade an opportunity to travel everyday to fun-filled locations. Campers have a chance to explore different summer activities: amusement and water parks, outdoor sports, fairs, and horseback riding. Travel Camp conducts 9 one-week sessions. Join us for one week or for all; this is your choice.Located at the Saratoga Springs Branch, most day trips depart at 9:00 am and return by 4:30 pm. Campers will be grouped according to age and supervised by experienced adult staff. A 1:10 ratio ensures a safe, fun, and quality camping experience. This program is popular, so register early.For more information, contact Patti Laudicina, Travel Camp Director, at 583-9622, ext. 110 or Paige Minear, Registrar/Recreation Director at ext. 116.Location: Saratoga Springs Branch
Dates: June 25-August 24
Nine 1-week sessions
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Extended hours are available at no additional cost.Fees: $225 to $260/week
Based on trip destinationsProgram members will be charged an additional $100/week.Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can register in person at the Saratoga Springs Branch beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 9:00 am.NOTE: Sneakers or closed-toe sandals are required, NO flip flops allowed.
All trips will leave promptly at 9:00 am. The bus will not wait for late arrivals.Travel Camp is permitted to operate by the New York State Department of Health and is inspected twice yearly. Inspection reports are filed at 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Camp Starhitch is held at our Saratoga Springs Branch and runs for 9 one-week sessions. This camp is for children having completed Kindergarten through entering 5th grade. Campers will participate in games, sports, crafts, nature activities, trips, swimming and more! You may choose to attend day camp for one week or any combination of weeks.Experienced counselors will supervise children and a ratio of 1:10 ensures a safe, quality camping experience. CPR and First Aid certified camp staff accompany all trips. Campers must bring a nourishing nut-free lunch and drink each day in an insulated bag with an ice pack. Each camper should also bring a swimsuit, towel and knapsack. All items should be labeled.For more information, contact Taraya Ricci, Starhitch Director, at ext. 148 or Paige Minear, Registrar/Recreation Director, at 518-583-9622, ext. 116.Location: Saratoga Springs Branch
Dates: June 25-August 24
Nine 1-week sessions
Monday – FridayOption A: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Program members: $273/weekOption B: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Program members: $300/weekRegistration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can register in person at the YMCA Saratoga Springs Branch beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 9:00 am.NOTE: Sneakers or closed-toe sandals are required, NO flip flops allowed.
All trips will leave promptly at 9:00 am. The bus will not wait for late arrivals.
Saratoga Independent School
Offers weekly theme-based programs for ages 3-8, full day programs for 7-12, and afternoon enrichment programs for 3-8. Everything from Lego robotics, foreign language programs, science, magic, nature, cooking and chemistry!
June 26 – August 10, Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for grades 1-9.More Info
Wilton Recreation offers a 7 week summer camp program for children in the Wilton Community and surrounding area. Wilton Recreation summer camp is NY State Inspected.
We offer four separate age groupings:
- Pioneers, for those entering first and second grade.
- Blazers, for those entering third and fourth grade.
- Trail Seekers, for those entering fifth and sixth grade.
- Trackers, for those entering seventh through ninth grade.
Campers may chose from three separate programs:
- On-site, where camper’s enjoy crafts, games, sports and more.
- On-site / swimming two days per week, where camper’s enjoy two days of swimming at nearby parks and three days of on-site activities.
- Trips, where camper’s can enjoy being off-site everyday with such activities as bowling, skating, swimming two days per week and a special trip on Wednesdays.
- Camp Brochure available here.
The Wonder Room is a new indoor play and learn facility in Ballston Lake. View the SaratogaMama profile on The Wonder Room here! Their summer enrichment program is for Ages 4 – 6 years.
$60 per session for members/ $70 per session for non-members
9:30am – 11:30am
Session 1 – July 10-13 – We’re Buggin’ Out!
We explore bugs and other creepy crawly creatures. Art and reading supplement our scientific investigations.
Session 2 – July 17-20 – What’s in the Tree?”
We use leaf shape and bark to identify trees and we look at the animals that make their homes in our trees. we see how important trees are in the products we use every day.
Session 3 – July 24-27- Earth, Wind and Water
These elemental forces affect us daily. we focus on the effects of these forces and the opportunities for conservation.
Session 4 – August 7-10 – What’s Growing in the Garden?
From farm to table. we watch how food transforms from seed to delicious food. We get our hands dirty in the garden and clean them up so we can cook in the kitchen!
Session 5 – August 14-17 – It’s Hip to be Square!
We study all things geometric. We explore through movement, math manipulatives, art and nature.
Session 6 – August 21-24 – A Hundred Things to Do
We can challenge our minds and bodies by doing things in 100s. We can count, jump, make patterns and set records.
Schauber Stables offers a unique riding camp opportunity for children between the ages of 5 to 14. We also offer “counselor-in-training” program for children from the ages of 13 to 17 years.
Summer campers will be given an opportunity to attend camp for the entire day or a clinic for half a day.More Info
Full day: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A.M. ½ day camp: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
P.M. ½ day camp: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Before care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
After care is available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(For a small additional fee, we can accommodate parents who require child care between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please call Karen at 281-0088 or email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
Full day cost: $300.00 per week (except for Week 2 & 11 – which is $240.00)
Half day cost: $200.00 per week (except for Week 2 & 11- which is $150.00)
Before care cost: $15 a week
After care cost: $35 a week
Weekly Science camps June 25 through August 31, 2012. 9-4pm. Check out SaratogaMama’s review of CMOSTMore Info
Junior Discoverers – for kids ages 5 – 7
CMOST’s Junior Discoverers camps are co-ed camps for children between the ages of 5 and 7. Activities include science experiments, craft activities and educational games. Please click here for a complete list of Junior Discoverer camps!
Senior Explorers – for kids ages 8 – 10
CMOST’s Senior Explorers camps are co-ed camps for children between the ages of 8 and 10. Activities in these camps include science experiments, studies, observations, group projects and much more. Please click here for a complete of list Senior Explorer camps!
Tween Scientists – for kids ages 11 – 14
CMOST’s Tween Scientist program is a co-ed camp for children between the ages of 11 and 14. The Tween Scientist camp provides young adults with hands-on scientific experiences in many fields that will excite and inspire them. Please click here for a complete of list Tween Scientist camps!
GIST – Girls In Science and Technology – for Girls ages 5 – 14
The Girls In Science and Technology programs are for ladies only and are offered in all age levels of camp at CMOST. These camps are designed to engage young women in hands-on scientific exploration in a nurturing environment. Curriculum for the GIST programs is developed and taught by women educators and visiting scientists. Please click here for a complete of list GIST – Girls in Science and Technology camps!
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Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Ages 7-17 learn to create iPhone apps, video games, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight programs held at NYU, NYIT, Columbia, Pace, Vassar, Adelphi, Princeton, Stanford, and others. Also 2-week programs for Teens held at Vassar, NYU, Princeton, Yale, and other universities: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy.
Afrim’s Summer Action Camp is a unique and different type of camp that lasts throughout the summer for children ages 3-9. The camp is NOT AN INSTRUCTIONAL CAMP, but rather a learn-by-doing and having fun camp. Afrim’s Summer Action Camp emphasizes sportsmanship and fair play. The camp incorporates almost every imaginable sports activity from soccer to bocce. Most sports activities are divided into two age groups, 3-5 and 6-9.More Info
Summer Camp Dates Camp Week Camp DatesWeek 1 June 25th – June 29th
Week 2 July 9th – July 13th
Week 3 July 16th – July 20th
Week 4 July 23rd – July 27th
Week 5 July 30th – Aug. 3rd
Week 6 Aug. 6th – Aug. 10th
Week 7 Aug. 13th – Aug. 17th
Week 8 Aug. 20th – Aug. 24th
Week 9 Aug. 27th – Aug. 31st
Tiny Tots Tea Room is thrilled to offer is Prince and Princess Vacation Camp for 7 weeks of Summer Break fun!
For more information please call us at 518-348-1050 or email us at Sari@tinytotstearoom.com.
This Malta Parks and Recreation Department FULL day Summer Camp is held at the Malta Community Center. This NYS Health Department licensed program is well supervised with professional counseling staff. This program is open to children entering Kindergarten through Fifth grades in the fall of 2012. Participants will enjoy summer days packed with fun activities such as sports, crafts, games, movies, library time, nature and character building activities. In addition, campers will participate in swimming one time a week, one field trip per week and trips to local parks at no additional cost!
- Dates: Camp Malta is an eight-week program that runs July 1 – August 23 (No camp on 7/4/2013)
- Malta-Residents $130 per week
- Non-Residents $142 per week
- Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- am care 8:00 am – 9:00 am
- pm care 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- am and pm care is available at an additional fee of $20 per week
There is a 4 week minimum.
Half Day camp is also available:
- July 2 – August 9, 2013
- 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration begins on February 13th and ends on June 8th. There will be no late sign-ups available and fees are non-refundable after June 8th. (One week fees are non-refundable at any time.) Registration packets will be available at the Malta Community Center and on the Town’s website at www.malta-town.org. You must register in person. In order to register you must provide a current immunization record from your child’s doctor, proof of residency and proof of legal guardianship, when applicable. Space is limited to a maximum of 55 participants, so register early!
The Summer Program is conducted at the BACC facility, surrounding community areas and local attractions. BACC Day Camp offers eight one-week sessions of summer day camping for children ages 5-12 years of age.