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2022 Camp Information
4-11 (incoming Pre-K* through 6th grade in Fall 2022) - Campers will be divided up into three camps based on their age/grade (see bottom of page for descriptions)
Location: Former Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 250 Athens Blvd - Please park in the lots on Oakvale or Janes and enter through door 3
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 5-August 19, 2022
Jefferson will be closed June 24-July 4 & August 20-September 5
Hours: We are open 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM (your child does not have to come for the entire day)

Full-Time Enrollment:
$195 per week for Town of Tonawanda & Village of Kenmore residents
$247 per week for non-residents
$185 per week for resident siblings with Access Cards (must reside in same household)

Part-Time Enrollment:
Tuesday/Thursday: $80/week/child for residents or $100/week/child for non-residents
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $120/week/child for residents of $150/week/child for non-residents
Cannot mix & match days (eg we cannot accommodate Monday & Tuesday part-time enrollment) - our part-time options must fit the patterns outlined above

Week of 7/5-7/8 will be pro-rated due to 4th of July holiday

Payment plans may be set up if unable to pay in full at time of registration

Enrollment Fees include up to 10.5 hours of childcare daily, one camp t-shirt per person, full schedule of on-site enrichment activities, swimming at Lincoln Pool, and weekly special events and guest performers/educators. Field trips available a-la-carte. Stay tuned for information as summer approaches.

Registration Start Dates
Registration opens March 7 for Town of Tonawanda & Village of Kenmore residents
Registration opens March 28 for non-residents

Registration Options
-Register online
-Register In-person at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office located at 299 Decatur Road, open 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday with extended hours until 7:00 PM on Wednesdays
-Register by mail to 299 Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223. Make checks payable to Town of Tonawanda.

We offer flexible scheduling to meet your summer needs - register for as few as one week of camp or as many as 7 weeks!

We are not able to accommodate requests for camper groups or counselors. Because our roster changes from week to week, your child may not remain with the same group/counselor for the duration of summer. Your child will be placed within the camp appropriate for his/her age and grade. We cannot allow friends or siblings who do not fall within the same age and grade category to be placed together, as activities are planned based on age and ability. Sorry, no exceptions.

Any outstanding balance from previous participation in a YPR program must be paid in full before registering for camp. You must pay for at least one-third of your total balance at time of registration, if registering before April 22. 50% of your remaining balance is due by April 22, and the rest is due no later than June 3. Failure to pay remaining balance by June 3 will result in child’s removal from the camp roster for any weeks that are not paid for in full. Re-enrollment will be subject to space availability and full payment prior to enrollment.  Sorry, we are unable to make any exceptions. If you register on or after April 22, at least 2/3 of your total balance will be due at time of registration. If you register on or after June 3, 100% of your balance will be due at time of registration.

If you are signed up for a payment plan: Payments must be made manually by the deadlines listed above. We do not automatically withdraw the funds/charge your credit card. 

We cannot accept payment over the phone or at any other YPR facility.

What You Need to Do
-Submit online pre-registration - Please note: Filling this form out does NOT hold a spot for your child in our program! Your child's spot is not guaranteed until registration and payment are made. This is step one in the process.
-Submit immunization and physical records
-Register & make payment
-Review materials (below)
-Monitor your child's health for 14 days prior to start of camp

Parent Orientation

Forms & Resources

pdf Flyer & Frequently Asked Questions 
Online Camper Information Form - must be submitted before registration
pdf Registration Form  (for registrations made in person and by mail only)
pdf Parent Handbook  - last updated 5/5/22, subject to change with updated NYS COVID-19 guidelines
pdf Payment Plan
pdf Camp Calendar
pdf Field Trip Registration Form
  pdf Childrens Camps in NYS Brochure

For more information: Review our FAQs!

Cancellation Policy: If you are registered for a week of camp that you need to cancel, you must let us know at least ten full business days in advance.  For example: If your child is registered for the week of July 25, you must notify us by 8:00am on Monday, July 11 in order to receive a refund. If you do not give us two weeks’ notice we will NOT be able to offer a refund, as we have to schedule our staff and activities and pay for field trips in advance based on enrollment. All cancellations must be made through the Youth, Parks & Recreation office (831-1001). Any cancellations or enrollment changes made after June 3 will incur a $25 administrative fee. Refunds cannot be issued for field trips, for any reason, after June 3.

Camp Descriptions
Camp Minis: Geared toward children ages 4-6 years old. Campers will engage in age-appropriate games and activities that they can be successful with. They will participate in a daily routine of arts and crafts, non-competitive sports, playground time, teambuilding activities focusing on working together with others and socialization, as well as enrichment and educational activities throughout the day (examples: science lessons and sensory play).

Camp Minis offers a nurturing environment to help our youngest campers feel comfortable trying out new experiences, learning everyday life skills, and building long lasting friendships. They will partake in weekly field trips such as Hidden Valley, Explore and More, and Darien Lake, swimming, and access to many other special weekly events and guests that are sure to engage and entertain campers all summer long! We look forward to an exciting summer ahead!

Camp Minors: For children ages 7-9. Our daily schedules are designed to support the developmental needs of the growing child. The age groups have different rotating activities to focus on enrichment, skills, fun, physical activity, and educational learning opportunities. Our daily schedule will give campers a sampling of art, sports, playground time, teambuilding, and free play, as well as swimming twice weekly, special guests, presenters, and performers, and camp-wide events. ​With many different activities being offered, there is always something to be excited about! We encourage our campers to try all of the activities. Campers will be traveling with a group of 8-10 other campers their age and a counselor. This program will provide lots of hands-on, engaging activities. Each week the campers will depart on a field trip and have a presentation that coincides with the camp theme. Teaching cooperation and teamwork are at the heart of this program as campers make new friends, develop life skills, and make amazing summer memories. We cannot wait to get started!

Camp Majors: Comprised of our oldest campers, our “Majors Camp” is a program that plays an integral part in our other camps, while also existing separately. 

Once enrolled, your child will engage in common camp activities such as sports, art, outdoor free time, teambuilding, and swimming. As we recognize that our oldest campers may have differing interests than our other campers, we also offer age-appropriate experiences for your child as well. Leadership is an engaging program that will be integrated into Majors Camp. This program focuses on building key social, emotional, and leadership skills for today’s adolescents. These are skills that will prepare them for Middle School, High school, and the years beyond. 

Paired alongside this new program, your child will also have the opportunity to apply their skills after being placed in a Jr. Camp Leadership position. Here, they will work closely with a camp counselor, coordinator, or camp director. They will be charged with helping to plan, run, and oversee activities for the younger members of our camp. 

We look forward to what is sure to be a rewarding summer!