CAMPING

4-H Camp Beechwood Day Camp
State Park, Lake Ontario, Sodus
Hands-on activities in project areas like
wildlife, fshing, bugs, conservation,
birds, and trees will be ofered. There
will be opportunities to play non-
competitive games and enjoy healthy
snacks. Guest presenters and a service
project. Ages 5 (completed kindergar-
ten)-12. Fee. Scholarships available.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne
County 315-331-8415 x218.
Allendale Columbia Programs
7 sessions begin June 9
Books, claymation, soccer, fencing,
tennis, baseball, weird science, music
theater, puppets, art, under the sea, lost
in space, textiles and more. Fee. www.
allendalecolumbia.org.
ArtsRoc Summer Minecraft Camps
3462 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford
Eight-one week Minecraft camps. Daily
pizza party lunch and snacks provided.
Begin July 7. Ages 8-14. Fee. 585-218-
9125, artsroc.net.
Baycreek Paddling Center
Kids Kamp
1099 Empire Blvd., Rochester
Eight-one week day camps begin
June 23. Canoeing, kayaking and
paddleboarding skills, water safety,
respect for the environment and FUN.
All equipment, including personal
foatation devices (lifevests), boats and
paddles are provided. Ages 7-13. Fee.
585-288-2830, baycreek.com.
Best Foot Forward
Summer Musical Theater Camp
“Legally Blonde”
Cobblestone Court, Victor
Have fun singing and learning
choreography to the music July
27-August 1. No experience necessary.
Ages 10-17. Fee. 585-402-8186,
bestfootforwardkids.com.
Bob McVean
Boys Shooting Day Camp
McQuaid Jesuit High School
1800 Clinton Avenue S., Rochester
June 29-July 2. Fee. 585-259-5777,
bobmcveanbasketball.com.
Brighton Rowing Club
Summer Learn-To-Row Camps
Genesee Rowing Club Boathouse
Genesee Valley Park, Rochester
Grades 7-12. Six-two week sessions,
July 11-August 29. Fee.
brightoncrew.org/crew.
Canandaigua Yacht Club
Youth Sailing Camp
3524 County Road 16, Canandaigua
Eight-5 day sessions begin June 27.
Small-boat sailing instruction. Discover
the joy of sailing — it can last a
lifetime! Ages 7-18. Fee. 585-586-8253,
www.sailcyc.com.
Camp Stella Maris
4395 East Lake Road, Livonia
June 29-July 4: Unleash the Zoo
July 6-12: World Cup Week
July 13-19: Guess Who! Mystery
July 20-25: Color Wars
July 27-August 2: Drop the Bass
August 3-8: Pharoah Pharoah Week
August 10-16:Survivor Showdown
August 17-22: The Dawn of Fantasy
Fee. 585-346-2243 x104,
www.campstellamaris.org.
Cracker Box Palace
Farm Camp
6450 Shaker Road, Alton
Come help do farm chores, learn
about farm animals, explore the
woods and streams of this no-kill
farm animal shelter. Fee. Ages
5-12: July 7-11, 14-18 & August
4-8, Ages 12+: August 11-15,
crackerboxpalace.org.
Hochstein School
of Music and Dance
50 North Plymouth Avenue,
Rochester
Hochstein ofers numerous
summer music and dance camps
for children of all ages. 585-454-
4596, visit hochstein.org.
Hope Valley Camp
Pioneer Family Camp
9470 Schmidt Road, Dansville
June 29-July 5
Fee. 585-683-4907,
hopevalleycamp.com
Lollypop Farm
Half Day Camps
Lollypop Farm, Main Shelter
99 Victor Road, Fairport
Rambunctious Rovers!
June 30-July 2, Ages 4-6.
Fancy Felines!
June 30-July 2, Ages 4-6.
Hop, Scurry and Jump!
August 18-20, Ages 4-6.
Slither and Swim
August 18-20, Ages 4-6.
Animal Investigators
August 4-8, Ages 7-9 and 10-12.
Your Own Backyard
August 11-15, Ages 7-9 and 10-12.
Fee. 585-223-1330 x173,
farmcamp@lollypop.org.
Midtown Athletic Club Camps
200 E. Highland Drive, Rochester
Full and half day camps, June 23-27
with complimentary pre/post care
available. Fee. 585-461-2300,
www.midtown.com.
Nazareth College Day Camps
Peckham Hall, Rochester
Gadgets and Gizmos
July 7-11, Ages 9-13.
CSI - Case of Calculating Copycat
July 14-18, Ages 9-13.
Magic of Harry Potter.
July 21-25, Ages 6-8, 9-11.
World of Energy.
July 28-August 1, Ages 9-13.
F3 - Food+Fitness=Fun.
August 4-8, Ages 6-8, 9-11.
Fee. 585-389-2580, www.naz.edu/
chemistry/summer_camp.
New York Wine & Culinary Center
Meet NY Farmers Kids’ Camp
800 S. Main Street, Canandaigua
August 4-8 & August 11-15. Fee.
585-394-7070, www.nywcc.com.
R.I.T. RoboCamp
James E. Gleason Building
Beginner, advanced and expert
camps, begin June 23. Mini-projects
and week-long goals that promote
team-work and creativity. Mini-
projects, fundamental aspects of
robotics and programming. Fee.
robocamp.rit.edu/robocamp.
Riverside Children’s
Theatre Camps
RAPA, 727 E. Main Street, Rochester
Theatre Summer Camp
June 23-27 & July 14-18
Music Summer Camp
August 12, 13, 14
riversidechildrenstheatre.org.
Rock-n-Kayak Summer Adventure!
Lock 32 Whitewater Park
2797 Clover Street, Pittsford
July 7-11, July 28-August 1
& August 18-22. Ages 10-17. Fee. 585-
442-5462, www.rockventures.net.
RockVentures
Adventure Day Camps
1044 University Avenue, Rochester
June 30-July 3: Red, White and Blue
July 7-11: Dinosaaaauuurs!
July 14-18 Heroes and Villains
July 21-25 Around the WorldJuly
28-August 1: Survivor Week
August 4-8: Wizarding World
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August 11-15: Pirate Week
August 18-22: Amazing Games!
August 25-29: Summer Jam
Fee. 585-442-5462, www.rockventures.net.
Seneca Park Zoo Summer ZooCamp
2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester
Each ZooCamp session, June 9-August 29, includes daily animal
encounters, games, crafts, working with staf, nature hikes, demos
and other interactive educational experiences. Fee. 585-336-7200,
www.senecaparkzoo.org.
Sportopia Summer Camps
2700 Brighton Henrietta TL Road, Rochester
Seven weeks beginning July 7. Ofering soccer, baseball, basketball,
lacrosse, hockey and two all-sport weeks. Fee. 585-672-3830,
www.sportopiacamps.com.
Spotlight Theatre Arts Summer Camps
3 Railroad Street, Fairport
Camps begin June 30. School House Rock, Peter Pan, Once Upon a Mattress
and 12. For all age groups! Come sing and dance this summer! Fee. 585-
305-4767, www.spotlightarts.com.
Sycamore Hill Farm Horseback Riding Camps
7585 Modock Road, Victor
Mane-ly Mondays, July 13 & August 18. Three-Day Camps, June 30-July 2,
July 28-30 & August 25-27. Play games, swim, and ride! Groom and ride,
explore the fascinating world of horses through lessons in anatomy and
equine behavior, swimming, picnic lunch, trail riding and playing games
on horseback. Ages 8-13. Fee. 585-820-0211, www.sycamorehillfarm.org.
Trinity Montessori School’s World Wonder Workshops
100 Golden Flyer Drive, Rochester
A one of a kind summer program, six-one week sessions begin July 7,
that will exercise your child’s body and mind. Unique, awe-inspiring and
exciting! Fee. 585-586-1044, trinitymont.wordpress.com.
Writers and Books SummerWrite
740 University Avenue, Rochester
Numerous classes and workshops run June 30-August 25.
Fee. 585-473-2590, www.wab.org.
Victor Parks & Recreation
VCS Intermediate School, 953 High Street
Victor Parks & Recreation ofers day and specialty camps, day trips,
summer enrichment classes and youth programs. Fee. 585-742-0140,
www.victorny.org.
YMCA [rochesterymca.org]
Westside, 920 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, 585-546-5500
Bayview1209 Bay Road, Webster, 585-671-8414
Eastside, 1851 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield, 585-341-4000
Northwest, 730 Long Pond Road, Rochester, 585-227-3900
Southwest, 597 Thurston Road, Rochester, 585-328-9330
Victor, 200 South High Street, 585-742-4940
MUSEUMS
Antique Wireless Association Communications Museum
6925 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield. One of the largest collections of early
communications including wireless, telegraph, radio and television. Fee.
585-314-7310, antiquewireless.org.
Corning Museum of Glass
Showcasing more than 35 centuries of glass artistry. Works by today’s
contemporary artists — and everything in between. Explore world-
changing discoveries in glass and learn about the inventors. Fee. 607-937-
5371, www.cmog.org.
Ganondagan State Historic Site
1488 St. Rt. 444, Victor. Ganondagan (ga·NON·da·gan) is the site of a
Native American community that was a fourishing, vibrant center for the
Seneca people. Many events througout the year. Hiking trails.
Fee. Events extra $. 585-924-5848, www.ganondagan.org.
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George Eastman House 900 East Avenue, Rochester. This independent
nonproft museum, is an educational institution telling the story of
photography and flm. Fee. 585-271-3361, www.eastmanhouse.org.
Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum 295 N. Main Street,
Canandaigua. Travel back in time as one of our knowledgeable docents
leads you through the homestead and carriage museum. Listen to stories of
the four generations of Grangers, who lived in this magnifcent home from
1816-1930. Fee. 585-394-1472, www.grangerhomestead.org.
Heritage Square Museum 7147 Ontario Ct. Road, Ontario. Step into a
mid-1800’s historic crossroads community and relive a touch of Americana.
See the sights, hear the stories, experience being where families like yours
lived over a hundred years ago. Nine historic buildings on 13-acres. Fee.
315-524-9330, www.heritagesquaremuseum.org.
Historic Palmyra 132 Market Street, Palmyra. Five museums ofer unique
original artifacts depicting the Erie Canal era, early American life, business
and events. Fee. 315-597-6981, www.historicpalmyrany.com.
Genesee Country Village & Museum 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford.
Costumed interpreters, restored historic buildings, breathing life into an
authentic 19th-century country village. Fee. 585-538-6822, www.gcv.org.
Glenn Curtiss Museum 8419 St. Rt. 54, Hammondsport. Local artwork
highlighting aviation history and the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Vintage
and reproduction aircraft, bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles and local
history exhibits. Fee. 607-569-2160, www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org.
The National Museum of Play 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester.
The only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play!
The collections include hundreds of thousands of historical objects related
to play, including the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection
of dolls, toys, and games. Tens of thousands of artifacts are on view in
museum exhibits. Fee. 585-263-2700, www.museumofplay.org.
Rochester Museum & Science Center [ RMSC ] 657 East Avenue,
Rochester. Three foors of hands-on exhibitions exploring science and
technology, natural science, and our region’s cultural heritage. Fee.
585-271-4320, rmsc.org.
Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum 7606 N. Ontario St., Sodus Point
The view is awesome from this 1825 lighthouse that was reconstructed
in 1871. Climb the circular steps into the lens room to view the beautiful
vista along the Lake Ontario shoreline. The four acres of public park was
the location of the original keeper’s house and frst lighthouse tower. Fee.
315-483-4936, www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte
Street, Canandaigua. One of the few remaining estates in the U.S. with a
Queen Anne-style mansion and formal gardens. Built in 1887 this 40-room
mansion ofers a glimpse of what life was like in the late 19th century. Fee.
585-394-4922, www.sonnenberg.org.
Strasenburgh Planetarium 657 East Avenue, Rochester. Presents giant-
screen flms on the four-story dome, original astronomy/star shows, and
spectacular rock music laser light shows. Fee. 585-271-4320, rmsc.org.
Valentown Museum 7370 Valentown Square, Victor. The intriguing
historic museum contains thousands of artifacts, objects and heirlooms
representing local 19th century history of the area. Valentown Square
enhances the quality of life through education and historic preservation.
Fee. 585-924-4170, www.valentown.org.
MUSIC
Finger Lakes Chamber Music 12 Anniversary Season
Check out their schedule at fngerLakes-music.org.
Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival More than 200 concerts
held June 20-28, including more than 80 free concerts on outdoor stages.
Fees vary, multiple locations. www.rochesterjazz.com.
Brantling Bluegrass Festival Brantling Ski Slopes Grounds, 4015 Fish
Farm Road, Sodus. Three jam-packed days, July 30-August 2, of great
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music from some of the top national, regional and local bands. Camping,
instrumental, food, crafts. 315-331-2365, www.brantlingbluegrass.com.
Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest Northrup Park, Wolcott.
Wine tasting on Main Street in the Village of Wolcott on August 2. Music
by well-known jazz artists at the bandstand. Vendors in the park. www.
wolcottlionsclub.com.
Golden Link Folk Singing Society’s 2014 Turtle Hill Folk Festival
Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Road, Rush. A casual, intimate,
family-oriented weekend event held September 12-14. Concerts, campfre
singing, jamming, daytime workshops, demos and children’s fun. www.
goldenlink.org.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s summer home is the outdoor
amphitheater, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
(CMAC), on the Finger Lakes Community College campus. Fee. Summer
season schedule, www.rpo.org. 585-454-2100.
PLACE TO GO, AND THINGS TO DO
The Seneca Park Zoo 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester. Stroll along tree-
lined pathways through natural, living and ever-changing animal habitats.
Engaging and educational experiences—come explore one of the area’s
most popular family attractions! 585-336-7200, www.senecaparkzoo.org.
Cumming Nature Center 6472 Gulick Road, Naples. The RMSC’s 900-
acre center is located in the Bristol Hills near Naples. Fee. 585-374-6160,
www.rmsc.org.
Hill Cumorah Pageant Rt. 21, Manchester. This July 11 & 12 and 15-19
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints puts on a musical outdoor
show with a cast of 700 telling the church’s story. Free. Free parking. 315-
597-5851, www.hillcumorah.org.
HopsfestNY Nedloh Brewing Co., 6621St. Rts. 5 & 20, East Bloomfield.
This new festival, August 9 & 10, will bring together brewers and
enthusiasts to celebrate, sample and learn about hops and craft beer.
Educational seminars, sample craft brews and food truck rodeo. Fee. 585-
360-7272, nedlohbrewing.com
Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen International 2790
County Rt. 16, Watkins Glen. This festival ofers the largest showcase of
NYS wines with regional artisans, music, culinary classes and breweries all
in one beautiful location, July 11-13. 607-535-2486, www.fwinefest.com.
Rochester Folk Art Guild 6th Annual Craft Weekend Workshops
East Hill Farm, 1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex. Workshops, June 20-22,
on woodworking, music, pottery, weaving, photography, poetry, drawing
and woodblock printing. Fee. www.folkartguild.org, 585-944-3153.
Western New York Pottery Festival 5557 East Avon Road, Avon. This
clay exclusive show, June 7 & 8, consists of over 25 professional artists.
Demonstrations, Clay Olympics competition, kiln openings, raf es, food,
live music and activities. www.studiosalespottery.com.
16th Annual Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour This 400-mile bike ride
from Bufalo to Albany travels along the Erie Canalway Trail. Runs from July
13-20. Cover 40-60 miles per day. www.ptny.org.
LOC Summer Derby The Lake Ontario counties annually host a series of
the world’s best freshwater tournaments June 14-July 27. Thousands of
anglers hit the lake each year in pursuit of thousands of dollars in cash
prizes for salmon, lake trout, brown trout and rainbow/steelhead trout.
Registration sites/weigh stations located along the entire southern Lake
Ontario shoreline.www.loc.org, 888-733-5246
Fat Tire Mountain Bike Festival Dryer Road Park, Victor. Cross Country
bike races and bike rodeo, July 19 & 20. mygrow.com, www.victorny.org.
Montezuma Audubon Center Route 89, Savannah. 315-365-3580,
www.friendsofmontezuma.org.
7th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 682 West Lake Road,
Skaneateles. July 12 & 13. www.lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com.
37th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival Festival July 5-August 17.
Rain or shine. www.sterlingfestival.com.

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