Summer is Coming...
It’s time to start thinking about summer camps! 
Our Saratoga Summer Camp Guide highlights

some excellent area options!


Camp Little Notch

Camp Little Notch 
an American Camp Association accredited camp

is a summer home where campers can experience
fun, friendships, challenges, and adventures.

Camp Little Notch (CLN),  provides the chance to practice living in harmony with nature, each other, and themselves in an authentic wilderness experience. Within five minutes of arriving, campers have half a dozen new friends who often become friends for life. There are so many things to do at Camp Little Notch—swimming, canoeing, cookouts, stargazing, singing, wilderness skills, creek-walking…the list goes on. Campers sleep in a platform tent, watch the sun come up over the mountains, and listen to the sounds of the forest at night all combined to make an unforgettable summer experience.

Camp Little Notch brings people of various backgrounds together through activities that break down barriers and create a community where campers value themselves and each other. We consciously and deliberately use a variety of tools to create a camp community in which we celebrate diversity, encourage community building, teach conflict resolution and communication skills, facilitate sharing of traditions between people, and confront all forms of discrimination, prejudice, and exclusion in our interactions, operations, and activities.

From 1939 to 2008, the Girl Scouts owned and operated Camp Little Notch as a summer camp for girls. In 2015, Friends of Camp Little Notch reopened CLN to the public, and then invited boys to camp for the first time in 2018. We felt that camping is such an important part of growing up that everyone, girls and boys, should be able to experience the magic of CLN.

This year to safeguard against COVID-19, Camp Little Notch will be offering 1-week, 2-week, and 4-week camp sessions all in a safe environment. CLN will become its own bubble, and therefore campers will be able to experience a typical camp experience without worry. Camper parents will be able to contact their campers via snail mail or email. Our first session begins July 3, 2021, with the last session ending August 7, 2021.

For the first time, Camp Little Notch will also be offering family camping this summer to those looking for a fresh-air escape from home. Families will be able to come to CLN in a COVID-19 safe environment.

For those looking for financial aid, Friends of Camp Little Notch (FoCLN) offers camp scholarship aka campership. FoCLN can cover partial or full campership for campers - and it is simple to apply! For more information and to fill out the campership application, visit camplittlenotch.org/campership.

Summer camp provides an opportunity for children to learn and practice important skills which they can use throughout their lives as they grow into happy, confident, creative, and inspired adults. Summer camp is great fun, but we feel the most important gains are made in these areas all while making lifelong friends.

Visit www.camplittlenotch.org or email
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Use promo code ST2021 to save25% on summer camp registration.
Coupon expires July 3, 2021. Reserve your spot today!


Camp Saradac

Saradac Summer Camp
Saradac Summer Camp

Camp Saradac is a NYSDOH licensed summer day camp for children ages 5-12.

For over 75 years, Camp Saradac has offered campers creative recreational & educational programs, intriguing arts & crafts, and memories that last a lifetime!

For summer 2021, Camp Saradac will be now be offering two half-day camps in addition to the traditional full-day camp held at the Recreation Center.

The half day camps will be held at East Side Rec Park and Veterans Memorial Park.

Families may choose the most convenient location for them. Each site offers outdoors space, an interactive splash fountain, and playgrounds.

Summer Camp runs weekly Monday-Friday starting Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20.

The before and after care program will only be offered at the Recreation Center. Children who are registered may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit our website at www.SaratogaRec.com.

SCHEDULE
June 28 - August 20 | Monday - Friday 

Three Locations!
Saratoga Springs Recreation Center 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Ages 5-12

• East Side Recreation Park 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Ages 7-12
• Veterans Memorial Park 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Ages 7-12


Registration
 Begins:
March 1: City Residents
March 22: Non-City Residents

Registration Ends: March 10

518-587-3550, ext. 2300
Register Online: www.SaratogaRec.com  


Greenfield Summer Camp

Town of Greenfield Officials Redesign Summer Camp for 2021

After 2020’s quiet and mostly cancelled summer, Greenfield children are sure to welcome a reimagined summer day camp centering on old-fashioned country fun. The Town of Greenfield redesigned its popular summer camp with a new location and curriculum to meet the challenges of 2021. Camp will take place daily, weather permitting, at the Middle Grove Town Park for five weeks beginning June 28 from 8:30-12:30 p.m. Sign ups begin March 1 for Greenfield residents only at www.greenfieldny.org. 

Changes began with moving the 30-year-old camp from Greenfield Elementary School to the Middle Grove Town Park, at 428 Middle Grove Road in Middle Grove, N.Y., which just underwent a major overhaul in November including state-of-the-art playground upgrades, a renovated large pavilion, as well as basketball and tennis courts. The park also features 8 acres of open space with tree-lined fields and a 1.5-mile wooded walking trail. 

The camp will adhere to all state safety regulations this summer including masks and social distancing, where necessary. Students ages 5 to 14 are welcome. Campers will be supervised with a 2:10 counselor/camper ratio featuring more than 30-trained camp counselors. Children will be grouped in pods of ten and each group will have a private tent for their convenience. 

The camp will be led by Eric Hayden, a popular Saratoga Springs School District Physical Education coach. There will be an easy, contactless drop off and pick up loop for parents.

Camp activities include rotating stations of fun, featuring such things as: obstacle courses; wiffleball, soccer, flag football, kickball, basketball and other sports; hiking; gardening; Taekwondo; and other organized games. Three times a week an art director will lead a myriad of projects involving painting, spin art, tye-die, chalk art and more. The camp will have themed days like “Super Hero” or “Hat Day.” Each Friday will bring free ice cream from an ice cream truck or Stewart’s Shops. Uncharted Wild LLC will visit weekly with live wild animal demonstrations. 

“Our schedule will be ever-changing and kids are sure to come home exhausted and dirty from an action-packed morning at the park with friends,” said Rebecca Sewell, Town of Greenfield Recreation Director. “We have adapted to meet the community’s need for simple outdoor summer fun.”

The Town of Greenfield is home to 7,500 residents and spans more than 41,000 acres of land, including Brookhaven Park and Golf Course in Porter Corners, NY. Other summer activities sponsored by the Town of Greenfield include golf camp, tennis camp and a PGA Junior Golf League.

Greenfield Summer Camp
Greenfield Summer Camp

SCHEDULE

June 28 - July 30 
WEATHER PENDING
Monday - Friday | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Middle Grove Town Park 428 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove, NY 


DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT CONTACTLESS LOOP

REGISTRATION:
Begins March 1

for Greenfield residents
at www.greenfieldny.org
or by calling 518-893-7432, ext. 307.


Saratoga Clay Arts Center
Unplug and Get Dirty
Kids & Clay Summer Fun

SCHOOL'S OUT, SUMMER'S HERE, IT'S TIME TO RAMP UP THE FUN AT SARATOGA CLAY ARTS CENTER!

Summer 2021 brings an exciting series of clay programs for ages 6-16, taught by professional local artists/teachers and ranging in themes and techniques. Camps are open to all skill levels, beginning and up. Pinch pots, slab projects, wheel throwing, glazing, and firing techniques come together to provide each student with exciting new experiences, new skills and their clay creations to take home to use and share with friends and family. What could be better than playing with clay all summer?! Come unplug, make art, and make friends. Choose from 14 themed half-day week-long summer camps, with the option to put morning and afternoon camps together for a full day experience!  Classes run July 12 – August 27. Come for one week or all seven.

Visit Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s website at www.saratogaclayarts.org for more details on programs, registration dates, fee details, and while you are there, take some time to check out the rest of their site see all that is happening at the center. 

Saratoga Clay Arts Center Summer Camp
Saratoga Clay Arts Center Summer Camp

SCHEDULE

Week 1 – July 12 - 16
AM – All things Dragons

PM – Wheel Boot Camp

Week 2 - July 19 - 23
AM – Table for Two

PM – Wheel Boot Camp

Week 3 - July 26 - 30
AM – Clay Castles

PM – Wheel Boot Camp

Week 4 - August 2 - 6
AM – Ice Cream You Scream

PM – Wheel Boot Camp

Week 5 - August 9 - 13
AM – For the Birds

PM – Wheel Boot Camp

Week 6 - August 16 - 20
AM - Under the Sea

PM – Wheel and Raku

Week 7 - August 23 - 27
AM - Woodland Sprites & Fairies

PM – Wheel Boot Camp


Saratoga Independent School

Come play with us this summer!

Whether exploring the past or designing the future, the Summer enrichment experience at Saratoga Independent School is sure to engage and excite children ages 3 to 12 years old. Our morning program themes change from week to week, with topics for all interests. Campers will spend time with a variety of teachers, including STEM, PE, and Art, all while experiencing themre-based exploration.

Afternoon sessions are available if you would like to extend camp to a full day. The afternoon sessions will be multi-age and less structured than our morning sessions. We will offer water play, outdoor activities, and a variety of other opportunities for personal expression.

Our staff is fully committed to providing a nurturing, respectful, and exciting summer for your child. Make this a summer to remember at Saratoga Independent School!

PROGRAM DATES
July 5 - August 20

PROGRAM HOURS
9am - Noon or 9am - 3pm

Before care available at 8:30am

EXAMPLE WEEKLY CAMP THEMES:
The Science of Sound and Movement (July 5 - 9)
Budding Buiders: Tinkering and Simple Machines (July 12 - 16)
What's the Matter? Solids, Liquids, and Gases (July 19 - 23)
Here on Earth - What can YOU do to make the world a better place? (July 26 - 30)
Lost in Space (August 2 - 6)
Wild Weather Around the World (August 9 - 13)
Sustainability: How kids can make a difference every day (August 16 - 20)

EMERGING COMMUNITY LEADERS PROGRAM - FOR AGES 9 - 12
This program is designed for students transitioning from camp age into leadership rols, while still having fun. Students will follow the same weekly themes as our younger campers, and will add in community-based projects. This program is full day only, 9am - 3pm, and a minimum of two weeks is encouraged, but noy required.

For more detailed descriptions, pricing, and registration,
please visite our website at www.siskids.org/programs.


Saratoga Ninja Lab

Train Like a Ninja! Where Fitness is Alway Fun!

SWING, CLIMB, LEAP & SOAR
your way into summer while building self-confidence and learning skills that will last a lifetime.

Saratoga Ninja Lab Summer Camps

As one of our Ninjas, your child can expect our skilled coaches to guide them through increasingly challenging obstacles, resulting in increased strength and stamina.

Ninja Lab Summer Camps run Monday through Friday in one-week, half day or full day sessions. Ninja Campers can choose between the morning session: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or afternoon session: 1- 4 p.m, or full day session: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Campers will be put into groups of similar ability.

Age-appropriate drills will always be used, with a heightened emphasis on skill and long-term athlete development. Every child will be engaged and having fun, while building strength and self-confidence and finding their inner-ninja! Class ratio is 8-1 (8 campers to 1 coach), and all our coaches at The Ninja Lab are CPR certified and background screened.

Make sure your ninja gets a good night’s sleep, because every child will be engaged, moving, smiling and coming home tired!

Register online at www.SaratogaNinjaLab.com
or call the Lab with questions: 518-289-5942.

SAMPLE DAY CAMP SCHEDULE:

8:45 - 9 a.m. • Arrival and Registration
9 - 9:10 a.m. • Welcome and Warm-up
9:10 - 10:20 a.m. • Station-based Ninja Training
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. • Break
10:40 - 12 p.m. • Course Runs and Challenges
12 p.m. • Pick up

SUMMER CAMP
PRICING

$50 for single half day and $220 for half day full week  
$80 for single full day and $340 for full day full week

Saratoga Ninja Lab Summer Camp

YMCA Summer Camp

SCHEDULE

June 28 - August 27

It's time for kids to get outside and have fun! At the Y, campers build friendships
and engage in physical activity in a safe and healthy environment.


Registration Begins:
March 1st
LOCATIONS: Greenwhich | Saratoga Springs | Wilton
AGES: Incoming K - 6th graders

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE

LEARN MORE at www.srymca.org/camp.


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